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Itsy Bitsy Spider

A Filbert Is a Nut

by Raphael Rick

That the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond question. He was an institutionalized psychotic. He was nutty enough to think he could make an atom bomb out of modeling clay!

The Glimpses of the Moon

Gentle Julia

To Each His Star

by Bryce Walton

"Nothing around those other suns but ashes and dried blood," old Dunbar told the space-wrecked, desperate men. "Only one way to go, where we can float down through the clouds to Paradise. That's straight ahead...



John Caldigate

Lotus Alley

The American Baron

The Native Born

Herzog's Benediction

Still Life with Apocalypse

Septimius Felton

For Solo Cello, op. 12

The Flames

Gone Fishing

by James Henry Schmitz

There is no predictable correlation between intelligence and ethics, nor is ruthlessness necessarily an evil thing. And there is nothing like enforced, uninterrupted contemplation to learn to distinguish one...

The Kenzie Report

by Mark Irvin Clifton

If this story has a moral, it is: "Leave well enough alone." Just look what happened to Kenzie "mad-about-ants" MacKenzie, who didn't....

The Buttoned Sky

by Geoff St. Reynard

Legends spoke of Earth's glorious past, of freedom and greatness. But this was the future, ruled by god-globes, as men gazed fearfully at—The Buttoned Sky


by Ernest M. Kenyon

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!

Portrait of Ari

The Big Bounce

by Walter Tevis

Seeing it in action, anybody would quaver in alarm: What hath Farnsworth overwrought?