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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 Flying Cuspidors

by V.R. Francis

A trumpet-tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so; when extraterrestrials get involved too—oh brother! V. R. Francis, who lives in California and has previously appeared...

The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?

The Pygmy Planet

by Jack Williamson

Down into the infinitely small goes Larry on his mission to the Pygmy Planet.

My Exquisite Corpse

Goodbye, Dead Man!

by Tom W. Harris

Mattup had killed a man, so it was logical he should be punished. It was Danny who came up with the idea of leaving him with the prophecy—

Salvage in Space

by Jack Williamson

To Thad Allen, meteor miner, comes the dangerous bonanza of a derelict rocket-flier manned by death invisible.

Two Timer

by Frederic Brown

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

The Glamour of the Snow

In the Control Tower

by Will Mohler

Shadows haunted the dying alleys. Madness stalked the wide streets. And what lay at the city's heart?

Crystallized Thought

Necahual

What Need of Man?

by Harold Calin

Bannister was a rocket scientist. He started with the premise of testing man's reaction to space probes under actual conditions; but now he was just testing space probes—and man was a necessary evil to contend...

The Indulgence of Negu Mah

Question of Comfort

by Les Collins

The Gravity Gang was a group of geniuses--devoting its brilliance to creating a realistic Solar System for Disneyland. That was the story, anyway. No one would have believed all that stuff about cops and robbers...

Exile from Space

by Judith Merril

Who was this strange girl who had been born in this place—and still it wasn't her home?... "They" worried about the impression she'd make. Who could imagine that she'd fall in love, passionately, the way others...

The Cavern of the Shining Ones

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

by Edward Bellamy

Dr. Heidenhoff has the perfect solution for unwanted memories.

The Turmoil

Christmas