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The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds

by Francis Flagg

Little did Prof. Reubens suspect what his atom-tampering would set loose upon the world.

The Spirit of Christmas

by Henry van Dyke

A short story, an essay, a sermon and two prayers for Christmas.

The Glimpses of the Moon


by Murray Leinster

The old man just wanted to get back his memory--and the methods he used were gently hellish, from the viewpoint of the others....

Alien Offer

by Al Sevcik

In space, a vengeful fleet waited.... Then the furred strangers arrived with a plan to save Earth's children. But the General wasn't sure if he could trust an Alien Offer.

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.

Two Timer

by Frederic Brown

Here is a brace of vignettes by the Old Vignette Master ... short and sharp ... like a hypodermic!

Am I Still There?

by James R. Hall

Which must in essence, of course, simply be the question "What do I mean by 'I'?"

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...

Dark Jubilee

Atoms of Empire

by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

The wandering Englishman, the atom of empire, at sundry ends of the earth is not always good company in the flesh, but in Mr. Cutcliffe Hyne's stories he is good company. For the reader is not in the position...

Star Mother

by Robert Franklin Young

A touching story of the most enduring love in all eternity.

The Antique Ring

The Cavern of the Shining Ones

Heat Island

Raiders Invisible

by Desmond Winter Hall

Alone and unaided, Pilot Travers copes with the invisible foes who have struck down America's great engine of war.


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....

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

by Edward Bellamy

Dr. Heidenhoff has the perfect solution for unwanted memories.


by Stanley Gimble

She surely got her wish ... but there was some question about getting what she wanted.


by William Gerken

What will the world be like, the day after Tomorrow, for the lonely ones who will have talents that others will half fear, half envy? William Gerken describes this strange world in which young and old will have...