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The Envoy, Her

by Horace Brown Fyfe

The Emperor must be getting old, they thought, to deal so mercifully with the upstart Jursan Rebels—which was quite true. He was not too young to dream....

Insidekick

by Jesse Franklin Bone

Johnson had two secrets—one he knew and would die rather than reveal—and one he didn't know that meant to save him over his own dead body!

The Kenzie Report

by Mark Irvin Clifton

If this story has a moral, it is: "Leave well enough alone." Just look what happened to Kenzie "mad-about-ants" MacKenzie, who didn't....

Freudian Slip

by Franklin Abel

Things are exactly what they seem? Life is real? Life is earnest? Well, that depends.

B-12's Moon Glow

by Charles A. Stearns

Among the metal-persons of Phobos, robot B-12 held a special niche. He might not have been stronger, larger, faster than some … but he could be devious … and more important, he was that junkyard planetoid’s...

Collectivum

by Mike Lewis

The Oren were one and their strength was legion. They had it all figured out, in their own parasitical, cold-blooded way. But they'd neglected one she-cat of a girl....

The Bobbsey Twins in Washington

Prelude to Space

by Robert W. Haseltine

You're certain to be included in a survey at one time or another. However, there's one you may not recognize as such. Chances are it will be more important than you imagine. It could be man's— Prelude To Space

Celebrity

by James McKimmey

Sound the fanfare! Beat the drums! Shout hosannas! Here he comes.... CELEBRITY

Trees Are Where You Find Them

by Arthur Dekker Savage

The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course—but trees can be much more important!

Loot of the Void

by Edwin K. Sloat

Into the Trap-Door City of great spiders goes Penrun after the hidden plunder of the space-pirate Halkon.

A Fine Fix

by R.C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers—but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"—then...

Master of None

by Lloyd Neil Goble

The advantages of specialization are so obvious that, today, we don't even know how to recognize a competent syncretist!

Attrition

by Jim Wannamaker

Of course if Man is to survive, he must be adaptable, as any life form must. But that's not enough; he must adapt faster than the competing forms. And on new planets, that can be tricky....

A Matter of Proportion

by Anne Walker

In order to make a man stop, you must convince him that it's impossible to go on. Some people, though, just can't be convinced.

The Master-Knot of Human Fate

Mizora: A Prophecy

by Mary E. Bradley

Being a true and faithful account of her Journey to the Interior of the Earth, with a careful description of the Country and its Inhabitants, their Customs, Manners and Government.

The Untouchable

by Stephan A. Kallis

"You can see it--you can watch it--but mustn't touch!" And what could possibly be more frustrating … when you need, most violently, to get your hands on it for just one second…

The Winged Men of Orcon

by David R. Sparks

Far out at the edge of the Universe two scientists play a game of wits--Earth to the winner.

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