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One Martian Afternoon

by Tom Leahy

She was sweet, gentle, kind—a sort of Martian Old Mother Hubbard. But when she went to her cupboard ...

Competition

by James Causey

They would learn what caused the murderous disease—if it was the last thing they did!

Get Out of Our Skies!

by E.K. Jarvis

The long-suffering public went along with billboards and singing commercials; they tolerated half a dozen sales pitches in a half-hour radio or TV show...

Blessed Are the Meek

by G.C. Edmondson

Every strength is a weakness, and every weakness is a strength. And when the Strong start smashing each other's strength ... the Weak may turn out to be, instead, the Wise.

The Golden Judge

by Nathaniel Gordon

A suggestion and a highly intriguing one--on how to settle the problems that involve face-saving among nations!

The Indulgence of Negu Mah

Longevity

The Mightiest Man

by Patrick Fahy

He had betrayed mankind, but he was not afraid of the consequences--ever!

No Moving Parts

A Transmutation of Muddles

by Horace Brown Fyfe

An experienced horse-trader, bargain-haggler, and general swapper has a very special talent for turning two headaches into one aspirin pill....

We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly

by Roger Kuykendall

After all--they only borrowed it a little while, just to fix it--

Christian Gellert's Last Christmas

by Berthold Auerbach

A Christmas short-story extracted from "German Tales".

The Spirit of Christmas

by Henry van Dyke

A short story, an essay, a sermon and two prayers for Christmas.

The Model of a Judge

by William Douglas Morrison

Should a former outlaw become a judge—even if he need only pass sentence on a layer cake?

A Mixture of Genius

by Adam Castle

Who, but the imaginative young, shall inherit the stars?

Garth and the Visitor

by L.J. Stecher

If you could ask them, you might be greatly surprised—some tabus very urgently want to be broken!

Feline Red

by Robert Sampson

It was up to Jerill to think fast ... to do something ... before those strange beasts sucked away the last purified ore on the freighter Bertha.

Joy Ride

by Mark Meadows

Men or machines—something had to give—though not necessarily one or the other. Why not both?

Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot

by Dick Purcell

Being one of the richest men in the world, it was only natural that many people anticipated the day he would die. For someone should claim— Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot.

Lonesome Hearts

by Russel R. Winterbotham

Mjly is Yljm's love life. She is her sisters, her mothers, herselves and her ancestors. But poor old Yljm can never be a mother or a sister—just himself!