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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 ......

Beyond Lies the Wub

by Philip K. Dick

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

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?

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 Hell Ship

by Raymond Alfred Palmer

The passengers rocketed through space in luxury. But they never went below decks because rumor had it that Satan himself manned the controls of The Hell Ship.

Warrior Race

by Robert Sheckley

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

Accidental Flight

by Floyd L. Wallace

Outcasts of a society of physically perfect people, they couldn't stay and they couldn't go home again—yet there had to be some escape for them. Oddly enough, there was!

Cost of Living

by Robert Sheckley

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

The House of Arabu

Shock Treatment

by Stanley Mullen

"I'll give you the cure for the most horrible disease," Songeen said. "The sickness of life itself." Newlin replied, "Fine. But first, give me a couple of minutes to kill your husband. Then we'll go on from...

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...

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!

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!

A Thought For Tomorrow

by Robert E. Gilbert

Any intolerable problem has a way out—the more impossible, the likelier it is sometimes!

Vital Ingredient

by Charles V. de Vet

It is man's most precious possession—no living thing can exist without it. But when they gave it to Orville, it killed him. For the answer, read 1/M.

Evil Out of Onzar

by Mark Ganes

The orphan system of Onzar was fuming under its leader's driving, paranoid megalomania. For there was a prize. A vast, grand prize within a parsec of this ambitious domain—the major warp-lines of space crossing...

Zen

by Jerome Bixby

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

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.

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.