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The Tunnel Under The World

by Frederik Pohl

Pinching yourself is no way to see if you are dreaming. Surgical instruments? Well, yes—but a mechanic's kit is best of all!

Time Crime

by Henry Beam Piper

The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines!

The Guardians

by Irving Cox

It’s not always “The Truth shall set you free!” Sometimes it’s “Want of the Truth shall drive you to escape!” And that can be dangerous!

Victory

by Lester Del Rey

It seemed Earth was a rich and undefended planet in a warring, hating galaxy. Things can be deceptive though; children playing can be quite rough--but that ain't war, friend!

Pythias

by Frederik Pohl

Sure, Larry Connaught saved my life—but it was how he did it that forced me to murder him!

Slingshot

by Irving W. Lande

The slingshot was, I believe, one of the few weapons of history that wasn't used in the last war. That doesn't mean it won't be used in the next!

Sand Doom

by Murray Leinster

The problem was as neat a circle as one could ask for; without repair parts, they couldn’t bring in the ship that carried the repair parts!

Sam, This is You

by Murray Leinster

Sam had led a peaceful and impecunious life—until a voice cut in on a phone and said: Sam, this is You

The Cartels Jungle

by Irving Cox

In most ideally conceived Utopias the world as it exists is depicted as a mushrooming horror of maladjustment, cruelty and crime. In this startlingly original short novel that basic premise is granted, but only...

World of the Drone

by Robert Abernathy

Dworn knew that if his machine failed him in battle he would die. For men fought each other viciously, with no bond of brotherhood, in this— World Of The Drone

Sabotage in Space

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #238

by Carey Rockwell

What started out as an innocent campus prank at Space Academy almost cost the Polaris unit the chance to become officers in the Solar Guard. For punishment, Tom, Roger, and Astro were assigned to spend all their...

The Dictator

by Stephen Marlowe

Ellaby's society was a perfect democracy, where all men were equal. But some still wanted more personal attention, and they got it, like— The Dictator.

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The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?

The Hand

by Gerald Allan Sohl

Alice knew that Dobie was a good dog, even if he did have an alarming habit of hunting down rabbits and gophers. But one day he brought her— The Hand.

Citadel

by Algis Budrys

He was looking for a privacy his strange personality needed. And never quite seemed to achieve it. All his efforts were, somehow great triumphs of the race, and great failures for him!

Blind Spot

by Bascom Jones

Everyone supported the Martian program—until it struck home!

Scrimshaw

by Murray Leinster

The old man just wanted to get back his memory--and the methods he used were gently hellish, from the viewpoint of the others....

The Long Voyage

by Carl Richard Jacobi

The secret lay hidden at the end of nine landings, and Medusa-dark was one man's search for it--in the strangest journey ever made.

Dead Man's Planet

by Joseph Samachson

When a driven man arrives at a cemetery world, what else can it be but journey's end—and the start of a new one?