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Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot

by Dick Purcell

Being one of the richest men in the world, it was only natural that many people anticipated the day he would die. For someone should claim— Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot.

Harlequin and Columbine

The 4-D Doodler

by Graph Waldeyer

Do you believe, Professor Gault, that this four dimensional plane contains life--intelligent life?

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.

The Beginning

by Henry Hasse

Relentlessly, a narrative as old as time drives forward to a climax as old as man—and points a finger as grim as Death.

Quiet, Please

by Kevin Scott

Groverzb knew what he wanted--peace and quiet. He was willing to scream his head off for it!

His Own People

Amnesia: Mist Memoir

The Country of The Knife

Instinct

by George Oliver Smith

You can keep a good man down, if you've got enough headstart, are alert and persistent... so long as he limits himself to acting like a good man....

The Indulgence of Negu Mah

The Putnam Tradition

by Sonya Dorman

Through generations the power has descended, now weaker, now stronger. And which way did the power run in the four-year-old in the garden, playing with a pie plate?

The Infra-Medians

by Sewell Peaslee Wright

Into a land of shadows and lost souls goes Pete Grahame in search of his hapless friends.

Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".

The Eternal Wall

by Raymond Z. Gallun

A scream of brakes, the splash into icy waters, a long descent into alkaline depths ... it was death. But Ned Vince lived again--a million years later!

The Point of View

PRoblem

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!

Prologue to an Analogue

by Leigh Richmond

Finnagle's Law shows that many times we don't get the effect we planned on. But ... there's an inverse to that famous law, too....

The Radiant Shell