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Democracy

by Henry Adams

First published anonymously, March 1880, and soon in various unauthorized editions. It wasn't until the 1925 edition that Adams was listed as author. Henry Adams remarked (ironically as usual), "The wholesale...

Double Take

by Richard Wilson

The barn turned out to be a spaceship in disguise, and that was only the beginning. Before his strange adventure ended, young Paul Asher found himself going around in circles—very peculiar circles indeed!

Celebrity

by James McKimmey

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

See?

by Edward G. Robles

Seeing things? Don't go to an analyst—see the Commission— if it doesn't find you first!

Sorry: Wrong Dimension

by Ross Rocklynne

So the baby had a pet monster. And so nobody but baby could see it. And so a couple of men dropped out of thin air to check and see if the monster was licensed or not. So what's strange about that?

Teething Ring

by James Causey

Anyone can make an error, but the higher the society... the more disastrous the mistake!

The Upas Tree

by Florence L. Barclay

A Christmas Story for all the Year.

The Spirit of Christmas

by Henry van Dyke

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

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!

Valley of the Croen

by Lee Tarbell

There was a mysterious golden statue that always pointed one way—and it led to sudden death in the valley where flying disks landed.

Egocentric Orbit

by John Cory

It took a long time for human beings to accept that our little piece of meteoric rubble wasn't the exact and absolute center of the Universe. It does appear that way, doesn't it? It may not take so long for...

The Doomsman

by Van Tassel Sutphen

The state of civilization in 2015 New York will closely resemble that of England in the early days of Saxon settlement -- primitive people will dwell sparsely in patriarchal stockades and will fight and hunt...

Faithfully Yours

by Lou Tabakow

If it's too impossibly difficult to track down and recapture an escaped criminal ... there's a worse thing one might do....

Martian V.F.W.

by G.L. Vandenburg

There's nothing like a parade, I always say. Of course, I'm a Martian.

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 Ultimate Experiment

We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly

by Roger Kuykendall

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

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.

Penrod and Sam

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?