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Fanny Herself

by Edna Ferber

This intensely personal chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town is the most autobiographical of Pulitzer Prize-winning Ferber’s novels, full of fine, full-blown, and fascinating...

The Impossible Voyage Home

by Floyd L. Wallace

The right question kept getting the wrong answer—but old Ethan and Amantha got the right answer by asking the wrong question!

The Animated Pinup

by Lewis Parker

You're not expected to believe this story since it's the kind of thing that science calls impossible. But anyway, she happened. Who? Why—

Vital Ingredient

by Charles V. de Vet

It is man's most precious possession—no living thing can exist without it. But when they gave it to Orville, it killed him. For the answer, read 1/M.

The Psilent Partner

by John Victor Peterson

Without stressing the technological aspects of the strange powers of the widely-talented ones—the psis, espers, telepaths which have been so painstakingly forecast by Stapledon, van Vogt, Weinbaum, Vance and...

Insidekick

by Jesse Franklin Bone

Johnson had two secrets—one he knew and would die rather than reveal—and one he didn't know that meant to save him over his own dead body!

Weels Within

by Charles V. de Vet

Never ask "Who am I and where do I come from?" The answers may not be what you'd expect!

Confidence Game

by James McKimmey

Cutter demanded more and more and more efficiency—and got it! But, as in anything, enough is enough, and too much is …

Feet Of Clay

by Phillip Hoskins

Life is pretty strange when a god who is good and benevolent must prove that he has FEET OF CLAY.

The Reluctant Weapon

by Howard L. Myers

A live weapon is a downright liability ... it's all too apt to get qualms of conscience!

The Enormous Room

by Horace Leonard Gold

One big name per story is usually considered to be sufficient. So when two of them appear in one by-line, it can certainly be called a scoop; so that's what we'll call it. H. L. Gold and science-fiction go together...

Hooking Up

by Tom Doyle

High school and evolution, VR space, artificial intelligence and the unrestrained id.

Buttered Side Down

by Edna Ferber

From the Foreword: "And so," the story writers used to say, "they lived happily ever after." Um-m-m—maybe. After the glamour had worn off, and the glass slippers were worn out, did the Prince never find Cinderella's...

Backlash

by Winston K. Marks

They were the perfect servants—they were willing to do everything for nothing. The obvious question is: How much is nothing?

Warm

by Robert Sheckley

It was a joyous journey Anders set out on ... to reach his goal ... but look where he wound up!

Back to God's Country and Other Stories

by James Oliver Curwood

After her father is killed by an outlaw, Dolores marries Peter. While at sea in the Arctic, Dolores meets the ship's captain -- the man who killed her father! The captain causes an 'accident' to happen to Peter,...

Resurrection

by Robert Joseph Shea

Robert J. Shea returns with this intriguing short-short predicting a not too distant future where medicine, not content with stimulating life and new growth in people who had already died, goes on to further...

The Love of Frank Nineteen

by David Carpenter Knight

What will happen to love in that far off Day after Tomorrow? David C. Knight, editor with a New York trade publisher, agrees with the many impressed by "the range of possible subjects and situations" in science...

The Mind Digger

by Winston K. Marks

There was a reason why his scripts were smash hits—they had realism. And why not? He was reliving every scene and emotion in them!

Flight Through Tomorrow

by Stanton A. Coblentz

Super warfare has destroyed the old race of man, but elsewhere a new civilization is dawning....