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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!

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!

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!

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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...

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...

Pythias

by Frederik Pohl

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

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 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.

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.

Final Weapon

by Everett B. Cole

The societal picture painted by Cole is mainly gray: for second and third class citizens, life is literally lived underground, at subsistence or lower, and closely monitored in all aspects. The few ruling elite,...

A Woman's Place

by Mark Irvin Clifton

Home is where you hang up your spaceship—that is, if you have any Miss Kitty along!

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

One-Shot

by James Blish

You can do a great deal if you have enough data, and enough time to compute on it, by logical methods. But given the situation that neither data nor time is adequate, and an answer must be produced... what do...

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?

Perfect Control

by Richard Stockham

Why can't you go home again after years in space? There had to be an answer ... could he find it in time, though?

Sense from Thought Divide

by Mark Irvin Clifton

What is a "phony"? Someone who believes he can do X, when he can't, however sincerely he believes it? Or someone who can do X, believes he can't, and believes he is pretending he can?