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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!

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!

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

Be It Ever Thus

by Robert Moore Williams

The planet's natives were so similar to their conquerors that no one could tell them apart--except for their difference in thinking.

Time Fuze

by Randall Garrett

The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Which made the problem of getting back home a delicate one indeed....

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...

World Without War

by E. G. von Wald

Cooperation was all right back in the dark ages but this was an era of super culture and hi-psi intelligence. And love was no laughing matter. People who cooperated, even biologically, were unlawful and....

Letter of the Law

The Unlearned

by Raymond Fisher Jones

The scientists of Rykeman III were conceded by all the galactic members to be supreme in scientific achievement. Now the Rykes were going to share their vast knowledge with the scientists of Earth. To any question...

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 Merchants of Venus

by A.H. Phelps

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

When the Mountain Shook

by Robert Abernathy

Dark was the Ryzga mountain and forbidding; steep were its cliffs and sheer its crevasses. But its outward perils could not compare with the Ryzgas themselves, who slept within, ready to wake and conquer....

The Holes and John Smith

by Edward W. Ludwig

He was something out of a nightmare but his music was straight from heaven. He was a ragged little man out of a hole but he was money in the bank to Stanley's four-piece combo. He was—whoops!...