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Uniform of a Man

by Dave Dryfoos

After rescue, revenge was uppermost in Chet Barfield's mind; the hideous, bestial Agvars had to be taught a lesson they'd never forget. His rescuers seemed to disagree, however—until Chet learned his lesson...

Lonesome Hearts

by Russel R. Winterbotham

Mjly is Yljm's love life. She is her sisters, her mothers, herselves and her ancestors. But poor old Yljm can never be a mother or a sister—just himself!

The Quantum Jump

by Robert Wicks

Captain Brandon was a pioneer. He explored the far reaches of space and reported back on how things were out there. So it was pretty disquieting to find out that the “far reaches of space” knew more about...

The Inhabited

by Richard Wilson

Containing a foe is sound military thinking—unless it's carried out so literally that everybody becomes an innocent Trojan Horse!

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.

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?


by Mack Reynolds

'Subversive'' is, in essence, a negative term--it means simply ''against the existent system.'' It doesn't mean subversives all agree...

All Day September

by Roger Kuykendall

Some men just haven't got good sense. They just can't seem to learn the most fundamental things. Like when there's no use trying--when it's time to give up because it's hopeless....

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!

Trees Are Where You Find Them

by Arthur Dekker Savage

The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course—but trees can be much more important!

High Dragon Bump

by Don Thompson

If it took reduction or torch hair, the Cirissins wanted a bump. Hokum, thistle, gluck.


by Jack Egan

By all the laws of nature, he should have been dead. But if he were alive ... then there was something he had to find.

A Fine Fix

by R.C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers—but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"—then...

Acid Bath

by Vaseleos Garson

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.

Bolden's Pets

by Floyd L. Wallace

The price of life was a life for a life—which was all the reward the victim looked for!

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!

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....

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?

Tree, Spare that Woodman

by Dave Dryfoos

The single thing to fear was fear—ghastly, walking fear!

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...