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Beyond the Door

by Philip K. Dick

Did you ever wonder at the lonely life the bird in a cuckoo clock has to lead—that it might possibly love and hate just as easily as a real animal of flesh and blood? Philip Dick used that idea for this brief...

The Crystal Crypt

by Philip K. Dick

Stark terror ruled the Inner-Flight ship on that last Mars-Terra run. For the black-clad Leiters were on the prowl ... and the grim red planet was not far behind.

The Big Trip Up Yonder

by Kurt Vonnegut

If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it ... it is much too good for anyone else!

The Telenizer

by Don Thompson

Langston had technicolor delusions; inanimate objects came alive in his hands; THEY were persecuting him, out to get him ... what a relief it was to know he wasn't going insane!

Year of the Big Thaw

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

In this warm and fanciful story of a Connecticut farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley has caught some of the glory that is man's love for man—no matter who he is nor whence he's from. By heck, you'll like little...

The Sky Is Falling

by Lester Del Rey

''Dave stared around the office. He went to the window and stared upwards at the crazy patchwork of the sky. For all he knew, in such a sky there might be cracks. In fact, as he looked, he could make out a rift,...

Navy Day

by Harry Harrison

The Army had a new theme song: "Anything you can do, we can do better!" And they meant anything, including up-to-date hornpipes!

All In The Mind

by Gene L. Henderson

When does life begin?... A well-known book says "forty". A well-known radio program says "eighty". Some folks say it's mental, others say it's physical. But take the strange case of Mel Carlson who gave a lot...

The Merchants of Venus

by A.H. Phelps

A pioneer movement is like a building—the foundation is never built for beauty!

The Double Spy

by Dan T. Moore

Meet the man with no name. Nothing cool about this cat. He was built along the lines of a necktie rack, weighed slightly more than a used napkin, and was as shy as the ante in a crooked poker game. No sex appeal...

The Revolt on Venus

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #236

by Carey Rockwell

For the young cadets of the famous Space Academy Polaris unit a month's leave would seem to be a perfect time for rest. But they have other ideas when they plan a trip to the jungles of Venus. There they hope...

Treachery in Outer Space

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #237

by Carey Rockwell

When Tom Corbett and his two pals are assigned to monitor the three giant spaceships which are entered in the most famous race in all space history, an adventure begins which is bound to make your blood tingle....

The Ties That Bind

by Walter M. Miller

The Earth was green and quiet. Nature had survived Man, and Man had survived himself. Then, one day, the great silvery ships broke the tranquillity of the skies, bringing Man's twenty-thousand-year-lost inheritance...

George Loves Gistla

by James McKimmey

"Why don't you find yourself some nice little American girl," his father had often repeated. But George was on Venus ... and he loved pale green skin ... and globular heads and most of all, George loved Gistla.

Letter of the Law

Perchance to Dream

by Richard Stockham

If you wish to escape, if you would go to faraway places, then go to sleep and dream. For sometimes that is the only way....

No Strings Attached

by Lester Del Rey

Poor Henry was an unhappy husband whose wife had a habit of using bad clichès. Alféar was a genii who was, quite like most humans, a creature of habit. Their murder compact was absolutely perfect, with—No...

The Thing in the Attic

by James Blish

Honath and his fellow arch-doubters did not believe in the Giants, and for this they were cast into Hell. And when survival depended upon unwavering faith in their beliefs, they saw that there were Giants, after...

Pet Farm

by Roger D. Aycock

The next worst thing to hell is being shanghaied into the Paradise of an alien planet!

Collector's Item

by Evelyn E. Smith

Being trapped in the steaming h—l of Venus is no excuse for forgetting one's manners—but anyone abducted, marooned, tricked, kept from tea might well crack under the strain!