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Beyond Lies the Wub

by Philip K. Dick

The slovenly wub might well have said: Many men talk like philosophers and live like fools.

Youth

by Isaac Asimov

Red and Slim found the two strange little animals the morning after they heard the thunder sounds. They knew that they could never show their new pets to their parents.

The Gun

by Philip K. Dick

Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life ... and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch ......

The Skull

by Philip K. Dick

Conger agreed to kill a stranger he had never seen. But he would make no mistakes because he had the stranger's skull under his arm.

The Ego Machine

by Henry Kuttner

When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in optimum ecology—don't do it! After all, who wants to argue like Disraeli or live like Ivan the Terrible?

The House of Arabu

Zen

by Jerome Bixby

Because they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable--they were vastly dangerous

Cost of Living

by Robert Sheckley

If easy payment plans were to be really efficient, patrons' lifetimes had to be extended!

The Leech

by Robert Sheckley

A visitor should be fed, but this one could eat you out of house and home ... literally!

Uller Uprising

by Henry Beam Piper

The story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the end. Like most of Piper's best work, Uller Uprising is modeled after an actual event in human history; in...

Thompson's Cat

by Robert Moore Williams

The weird, invisible insect depopulated an entire planet. Now it was felling Thompson's crew as his ship hurtled toward the sun ... certain death for all, including the disease carrier. Forgotten in the panic...

The Man Who Staked the Stars

by Charles Dye

Bryce Carter could afford a smug smile. For hadn't he risen gloriously from Thieves Row to director of famed U.T.? Was not Earth, Moon, and all the Belt, at this very moment awaiting his command for the grand...

Black Eyes and the Daily Grind

by Stephen Marlowe

The little house pet from Venus didn't like New York, so New York had to change.

Let There Be Light

by Horace Brown Fyfe

No matter what the future, one factor must always be reckoned with—the ingenuity of the human animal.

Warrior Race

by Robert Sheckley

Destroying the spirit of the enemy is the goal of war and the aliens had the best way!

Category Phoenix

by William Clouser Boyd

Man, it would appear, can adapt to any form of society ... but not one in which the knowledge of extending life becomes a passport to death!

The Seventh Order

by Gerald Allan Sohl

History is filled with invincible conquerors. This one from space was genuinely omnipotent, but that never keeps humanity from resisting!

Bride of the Dark One

by Florence Verbell Brown

The outcasts; the hunted of all the brighter worlds, crowded onto Yaroto. But even here was there salvation for Ransome, the jinx-scarred acolyte, when tonight was the night of Bani-tai ... the night of expiation...

Twelve Times Zero

by Howard Browne

It was a love-triangle murder that made today's headlines but the answer lay hundreds of thousands of light years away!

The Moon is Green

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

Anybody who wanted to escape death could, by paying a very simple price--denial of life!