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The Sword and the Atopen

by Taylor H. Greenfield

The conversion of light into electricity by spectrum is an interesting possibility. The idea of using foreign proteins on the human system to repel enemies, is also interesting. Do you get it? We didn't either...

Alarm Clock

by Everett B. Cole

Most useful high explosives, like ammonium nitrate, are enormously violent ... once they're triggered. But they will remain seemingly inert when beaten, burned, variously punished--until the particular shock...

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 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....

Celebrity

by James McKimmey

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

The Talkative Tree

by Horace Brown Fyfe

Dang vines! Beats all how some plants have no manners--but what do you expect, when they used to be men!

The Mississippi Saucer

by Frank Belknap Long

Something of the wonder that must have come to men seeking magic in the sky in days long vanished.

Next Door, Next World

by Robert Donald Locke

Almost any phenomenon can be used--or act--for good or ill. Mutation usually brings ill--but it also brings greatness. Change can go any direction.

Shepherd of the Planets

by Alan Mattox

Renner had a purpose in life. And the Purpose in Life had Renner.

The Planet Mars & Its Inhabitants

The Vampire

by Jan Neruda

Early vampire short story with an interesting twist to the tradition.