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The Enigma Event

Passages from a Relinquished Work

Drowne's Wooden Image

Field Trip

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!

Hoiman and the Solar Circuit

by Gordon Dewey

They lifted Hoiman's scratch, thus causing him to lose much smoosh. So he grabbed his bum and hit the high orbit.



B-12's Moon Glow

by Charles A. Stearns

Among the metal-persons of Phobos, robot B-12 held a special niche. He might not have been stronger, larger, faster than some … but he could be devious … and more important, he was that junkyard planetoid’s...

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...


by Horace Brown Fyfe

It was, of course, one Hell of an ending for a trip to Mars—

The Crack of Doom

by Robert Cromie

The rough notes from which this narrative has been constructed were given to me by the man who tells the story. For obvious reasons I have altered the names of the principals, and I hereby pass on the assurance...

The Fourth Invasion

by Henry Josephs

Psychopathology has offered possible answers to why, from time to time, people in large quantities "see" strange things in the sky which manage to evade trained scientific observers, or conform to what is known...

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.

Under the Ocean to the South Pole

by Roy Rockwood

The adventuresome crew builds a submersible craft, the Dolphin, that runs on sea water and chemicals. On the maiden voyage they battle sea monsters, pass through a sunken graveyard, and discover an opening that...


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 Matter of Proportion

by Anne Walker

In order to make a man stop, you must convince him that it's impossible to go on. Some people, though, just can't be convinced.

Pleasure Cruise

Penrod and Sam