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What Need of Man?

by Harold Calin

Bannister was a rocket scientist. He started with the premise of testing man's reaction to space probes under actual conditions; but now he was just testing space probes—and man was a necessary evil to contend...

The Terrible Answer

by Arthur G. Hill

They came to Mars inquiring after the stuff of Empire. They got— The Terrible Answer.

Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence

The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?

Hawk of the Hills

The Blanket of the Dark

Colonel Quaritch, V.C.

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.

John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...

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....

The Gentleman from Indiana

Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures

by Alice B. Emerson

Ruth, Helen, and Tom watch a movie crew film scenes near the Red Mill. As they watch, the starring actress, Hazel Gray, falls into the river and is swept downstream. Ruth and her friends rescue the actress and...

Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil

by Alice B. Emerson

From Washington the scene is shifted to the great oil fields of our country. A splendid picture of the oil field operations of today.

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 People of the Ruins

The Glamour of the Snow

The Outbreak of Peace

by Horace Brown Fyfe

When properly conducted, a diplomatic mission can turn the most smashing of battle-successes into a fabulous Pyrrhic victory.

Fanny Herself

by Edna Ferber

This intensely personal chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town is the most autobiographical of Pulitzer Prize-winning Ferber’s novels, full of fine, full-blown, and fascinating...

In the Cage

Tarrano the Conqueror

by Raymond King Cummings

In Tarrano the Conqueror is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you...