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A Scientist Rises

by Desmond Winter Hall

The face of the giant was indeed that of a god....

Attrition

by Jim Wannamaker

Of course if Man is to survive, he must be adaptable, as any life form must. But that's not enough; he must adapt faster than the competing forms. And on new planets, that can be tricky....

The Blue Tower

by Evelyn E. Smith

As the vastly advanced guardians of mankind, the Belphins knew how to make a lesson stick--but whom?

The Chamber of Life

Creatures of Vibration

by Harl Vincent

The Vagabonds of Space are cast into the hands of the vibration-maddened natives of Titan, satellite of Saturn.

Traders Risk

by Roger D. Aycock

Keeping this cargo meant death--to jettison it meant to make flotsam and jetsam of a world!

Control Group

by Roger D. Aycock

"Any problem posed by one group of human beings can be resolved by any other group." That's what the Handbook said. But did that include primitive humans? Or the Bees? Or a "Control Group"

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".

Divinity

by William Douglas Morrison

Bradley had one fear in his life. He had to escape regeneration. To do that, he was willing to take any chance, coward though he was--even if it meant that he had to become a god!

A Matter of Magnitude

by Al Sevcik

When you're commanding a spaceship over a mile long, and armed to the teeth, you don't exactly expect to be told to get the hell out...

The Master-Knot of Human Fate

The Revolt on Venus

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #236

by Carey Rockwell

For the young cadets of the famous Space Academy Polaris unit a month's leave would seem to be a perfect time for rest. But they have other ideas when they plan a trip to the jungles of Venus. There they hope...

The Troubadour

by Robert Augustine Ward Lowndes

There was something odd about the guest attraction, Mr. Fayliss, and something odder still about his songs.

South Moon Under

The Big Bounce

by Walter Tevis

Seeing it in action, anybody would quaver in alarm: What hath Farnsworth overwrought?

The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

by Tobias Smollett

The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, a novel by Tobias Smollett, was published in 1760 in the monthly paper The British Magazine. Its first number, published in January, 1760, contained the first...

Emma McChesney and Company

by Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories she published in American Magazine between 1911 and 1913. The stories feature Emma...

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.

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.

Here and Beyond