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The Beast of Space

by F.E. Hardart

A tale of the prospectors of the starways-of dangers.

Of Time and Texas

by William F. Nolan

Twenty-eight-year-old William Nolan, another newcomer to the field, introduces us to the capricious Time Door of Professor C. Cydwick Ohms, guaranteed to solve the accumulated problems of the world of the year...

The Bell Tone

by Edmund H. Leftwich

It is no use. It's too late. The earth--I must dig--alone.

Weak on Square Roots

by Russell Burton

Does your wife call you Pumpkinhead? Well, maybe it's not an insult; it might be a pet name. Ah—but whose pet name?

The Great Potlatch Riots

by Allen Kim Lang

Oh, leave it to the bureaucrats and they'll figure out new ways to make you buy more and more.... But there was only one way the poor consumer could rise up in his wrath.

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!

The Flirt

The Flying Cuspidors

by V.R. Francis

A trumpet-tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so; when extraterrestrials get involved too—oh brother! V. R. Francis, who lives in California and has previously appeared...

The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?

Step IV

by Rosel George Brown

Steps 1, 2 and 3 went according to plan. Then she moved on to.... Step IV

The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...

The Lost Kafoozalum

by Pauline Ashwell

One of the beautiful things about a delusion is that no matter how mad someone gets at it ... he can't do it any harm. Therefore a delusion can be a fine thing for prodding angry belligerents....

The Premiere

by Richard Sabia

The young actor was great.... They didn't realize just how great until the night of THE PREMIERE.

The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells

Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to...

The Two Christmas Celebrations, A.D. I. and MDCCCLV.

The Christmas Porringer

by Evaleen Stein

An earthenware porringer, bought by a little Flemish girl of Bruges as a gift for the Christ child and stolen by Robber Hans, finally brings much happiness to her and her grandmother, the lace maker.

Indirection

by Everett B. Cole

The best way to keep a secret is to publish it in a quite unbelievable form--and insist that it is the truth.

Ruth Fielding Down East

Spacemen Never Die!

by Morris Hershman

Henry knew his wife had been married once before; now he expected her to start a new life with him—but to her the past was alive, and— Spacemen Never Die!

His Second Wife