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The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?

Brain Twister

Psi-Power #1

by Randall Garrett & Laurence Mark Janifer

In nineteen-fourteen, it was enemy aliens. In nineteen-thirty, it was Wobblies. In nineteen-fifty-seven, it was fellow-travelers. And, in nineteen seventy-one, Kenneth J. Malone rolled wearily out of bed wondering...

The Highest Treason

by Randall Garrett

The highest treason of all is not so easy to define--and be it noted carefully that the true traitor in this case was not singular, but very plural...

Black Man's Burden

by Mack Reynolds

The turmoil in Africa is only beginning—and it must grow worse before it's better. Not until the people of Africa know they are Africans—not warring tribesmen—will there be peace....

The Beginning

by Henry Hasse

Relentlessly, a narrative as old as time drives forward to a climax as old as man—and points a finger as grim as Death.

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.

The Star Hyacinths

by James Henry Schmitz

On a bleak, distant unchartered world two ships lay wrecked and a lone man stared at a star hyacinth. Its brilliance burned into his retina ... and he knew that men could easily kill and kill for that one beauty...

The Man Who Played to Lose

by Laurence Mark Janifer

Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to lose. The cholera germ, for instance, asks nothing better than that it be swallowed alive....

Four-Day Planet

by Henry Beam Piper

Fenris isn't a hell planet, but it's nobody's bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough...

Dead World

by Jack Douglas

Out on the ice-buried planet, Commander Red Stone led his Free Companions to almost certain death. They died for a dangerous dream that had only one chance in a thousand trillion to come true. Is there a better...

Tinker's Dam

by Randall Garrett

There is something very fundamental indeed about the ancient showman's trick—divert their attention from the thing you're really doing ...

Fifty Per Cent Prophet

by Randall Garrett

That he was a phony Swami was beyond doubt. That he was a genuine prophet, though, seemed ... but then, what's the difference between a dictator and a true prophet? So was he....

Lion Loose

by James Henry Schmitz

The most dangerous of animals is not the biggest and fiercest—but the one that's hardest to stop. Add intelligence to that ... and you may come to a wrong conclusion as to what the worst menace is....

The Mightiest Man

by Patrick Fahy

He had betrayed mankind, but he was not afraid of the consequences--ever!

Rebels of the Red Planet

by Charles Louis Fontenay

Dark Kensington had been dead for twenty-five years. It was a fact; everyone knew it. Then suddenly he reappeared, youthful, brilliant, ready to take over the Phoenix, the rebel group that worked to overthrow...

Freedom

by Mack Reynolds

Freedom is a very dangerous thing indeed. It is so catching—like a plague—even the doctors get it.

The Memory of Mars

by Raymond Fisher Jones

"As soon as I'm well we'll go to Mars for a vacation again," Alice would say. But now she was dead, and the surgeons said she was not even human. In his misery, Hastings knew two things: he loved his wife; but...

Revenge

by Arthur Porges

Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but the fury of a biochemist scorned is just as great —and much more fiendish.

A Spaceship Named McGuire

by Randall Garrett

The basic trouble with McGuire was that, though "he" was a robot spaceship, nevertheless "he" had a definite weakness that a man might understand....

The Helpful Hand of God

by Tom Godwin

The helpful hand of God ... can be very helpful indeed. But of course, it's long been known that God helps those who wisely help themselves...