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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....

The Weakling

by Everett B. Cole

A strong man can, of course, be dangerous, but he doesn’t approach the vicious deadliness of a weakling--with a weapon!

Flamedown

by Horace Brown Fyfe

It was, of course, one Hell of an ending for a trip to Mars—

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 Foreign Hand Tie

by Randall Garrett

Just because you can "see" something doesn't mean you understand it—and that can mean that even perfect telepathy isn't perfect communication....

Star Hunter

by Andre Alice Norton

Somewheres on the jungle world of Jumala, there was a man in hiding--a man whose mind had been reconditioned with another's brain pattern and for whom there was a fabulous reward. STAR HUNTER is a thrill-packed...

Invaders from the Infinite

by John Wood Campbell

The alien spaceship was unthinkably huge, enormously powerful, apparently irresistible. It came from the void and settled on Earth, striking awe into the hearts of all who saw it. Its burden, however, was not...

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 ...

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...

Modus Vivendi

by Randall Garrett

It's undoubtedly difficult to live with someone who is Different. He must, because he is Different, live by other ways. But what makes it so difficult is that, for some reason he thinks you are Different!

Sweet Their Blood and Sticky

by Albert Teichner

They weren't human--weren't even related to humanity through ties of blood--but they were our heirs!

The Asses of Balaam

by Randall Garrett

The remarkable characteristic of Balaam's ass was that it was more perceptive than its master. Sometimes a child is more perceptive—because more straightforward and logical—than an adult....

The Planet with No Nightmare

by Jim Harmon

The creatures on the little planet were real bafflers. The first puzzler about them was that they died so easily. The second was that they didn't die at all.

Prologue to an Analogue

by Leigh Richmond

Finnagle's Law shows that many times we don't get the effect we planned on. But ... there's an inverse to that famous law, too....

Hanging by a Thread

by Randall Garrett

It's seldom that the fate of a shipful of men literally hangs by a thread—but it's also seldom that a device, every part of which has been thoroughly tested, won't work....

A Prize for Edie

by Jesse Franklin Bone

The Committee had, unquestionably, made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long-sought cancer cure ... but awarding the Nobel Prize was, nonetheless, a mistake ...

The Door Through Space

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

... across half a Galaxy, the Terran Empire maintains its sovereignty with the consent of the governed. It is a peaceful reign, held by compact and not by conquest. Again and again, when rebellion threatens...

The Plague

by Teddy Keller

Suppose a strictly one hundred per cent American plague showed up.... One that attacked only people within the political borders of the United States!

The Real Hard Sell

by William W. Stuart

Naturally human work was more creative, more inspiring, more important than robot drudgery. Naturally it was the most important task in all the world … or was it?

The Junkmakers

by Albert Teichner

Eric was the best robot they'd ever had--perfectly trained, ever thoughtful, a joy to own. Naturally they had to destroy him!