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Unborn Tomorrow

by Mack Reynolds

Unfortunately, there was only one thing he could bring back from the wonderful future... and though he didn't want to... nevertheless he did....

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.

Minor Detail

by John Michael Sharkey

General Webb had a simply magnificent idea for getting ground forces into the enemy's territory despite rockets and missiles and things like that. It was a grand scheme, except for one minor detail.

Measure for a Loner

by Jim Harmon

You can measure everything these days--heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force-fields, star-drives. And now I know there even is a... Measure for a Loner.

The Great Potlatch Riots

by Allen Kim Lang

Oh, leave it to the bureaucrats and they'll figure out new ways to make you buy more and more.... But there was only one way the poor consumer could rise up in his wrath.

Interplanetary Hunter

by Arthur K. Barnes

This book collects and blends five previously published stories about Gerry Carlyle, a worldwide celebrity who travels to different planets collecting alien animals for the Interplanetary Zoo in London.

Martian V.F.W.

by G.L. Vandenburg

There's nothing like a parade, I always say. Of course, I'm a Martian.

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...

Wind

by Charles Louis Fontenay

When you have an engine with no fuel, and fuel without an engine, and a life-and-death deadline to meet, you have a problem indeed. Unless you are a stubborn Dutchman--and Jan Van Artevelde was the stubbornest...

Test Rocket!

by Jack Douglas

It's amazing how much you can learn about absolute strangers if you just stop to think about the kind of an animal they'll put in a ...

Despoilers of the Golden Empire

by Randall Garrett

A handful of men, and an incredible adventure--a few super-men, led by a fanatic, seeking to conquer a new world!

I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon

by Richard Sabia

He could truthfully say that he never hurt anybody. You know--like the eye of a hurricane? It never hurts anybody....

Charley de Milo

by Laurence Mark Janifer

It isn't at all obvious--at first thought--that having two perfectly good, usable arms could be a real handicap to a man....

Missing Link

by Frank Herbert

"Missing Link" is vintage Frank Herbert. It tells the story of Lewis Orne, junior I-A field man, on the planet Gienah III. He is there to investigate a missing ship, and the natives are nothing but trouble...

The Jupiter Weapon

by Charles Louis Fontenay

He was a living weapon of destruction—immeasurably powerful, utterly invulnerable. There was only one question: Was he human?

Mutineer

by Robert Joseph Shea

For every weapon there was a defense, but not against the deadliest weapon—man himself!

The Best Made Plans

by Everett B. Cole

There are some people that it is extremely unwise to cross... and the fireworks start when two such people cross each other!

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!

But, I Don't Think

by Randall Garrett

As every thinking man knows, every slave always yearns for the freedom his master denies him...

Operation Haystack

by Frank Herbert

It's hard to ferret out a gang of fanatics; it would, obviously, be even harder to spot a genetic line of dedicated men. But the problem Orne had was one step tougher than that!