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Blind Spot

by Bascom Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Everyone supported the Martian program—until it struck home!


The Jameson Satellite

by Neil Ronald Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The mammoths of the ancient world have been wonderfully preserved in the ice of Siberia. The cold, only a few miles out in space, will be far more intense than in the polar regions and its power of preserving...


The Memory of Mars

by Raymond Fisher Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"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...


The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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...?


John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...


The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...


The Plague

by Teddy Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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


Security

by Ernest M. Kenyon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!


Special Delivery

by Damon Francis Knight Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!


The Six Fingers of Time

by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Time is money. Time heals all wounds. Given time, anything is possible. And now he had all the time in the world!


The Worshippers

by Damon Francis Knight Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Destiny reached out a hand to Algernon Weaver--but he was a timid man, at first. But on the strange world of Terranova, there was much to be learned--of destiny, and other things....


We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly

by Roger Kuykendall Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After all--they only borrowed it a little while, just to fix it--


Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".


Time Fuze

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Which made the problem of getting back home a delicate one indeed....


The Unnecessary Man

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sometimes an organizational setup grows, sets its ways, and becomes so traditional that once-necessary jobs become unnecessary. But it is sometimes quite hard to spot just which man is the unnecessary one. In...


Vigorish

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If it "takes a thief to catch a thief" ... what does it take to catch a psi-gifted thief?


With No Strings Attached

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A man will always be willing to buy something he wants, and believes in, even if it is impossible, rather than something he believes is impossible. So... sell him what he thinks he wants!


A World by the Tale

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is about the best-hated author on Earth. Who was necessarily pampered and petted because of his crime against humanity....


Acid Bath

by Vaseleos Garson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.


The Huddlers

by William Campbell Gault Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

He was a reporter from Venus with an assignment on Earth. He got his story but, against orders, he fell in love—and therein lies this story.


The Sword and the Atopen

by Taylor H. Greenfield Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The conversion of light into electricity by spectrum is an interesting possibility. The idea of using foreign proteins on the human system to repel enemies, is also interesting. Do you get it? We didn't either...


Thy Rocks and Rills

by Robert E. Gilbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

They were out of place in the Manly Age—Stonecypher, a man who loved animals; Moe, a bull who hated men. Together, they marched to inevitably similar destinies...


Cry from a Far Planet

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The problem of separating the friends from the enemies was a major one in the conquest of space as many a dead spacer could have testified. A tough job when you could see an alien and judge appearances; far...


The Helpful Hand of God

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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...


The Nothing Equation

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except-- The Nothing Equation.


The Man Who Saw the Future

by Edmond Moore Hamilton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Jean de Marselait read calmly on from the parchment. "It is stated by many witnesses that for long that part of Paris, called Nanley by some, has been troubled by works of the devil. Ever and anon great...


The Sargasso of Space

by Edmond Moore Hamilton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Helpless, doomed, into the graveyard of space floats the wrecked freighter Pallas.


The Beast of Space

by F.E. Hardart Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A tale of the prospectors of the starways-of dangers.


The Last Place on Earth

by Jim Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Naturally an undertaker will get the last word. But shouldn't he wait until his clients are dead?


The Planet with No Nightmare

by Jim Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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.


The Passenger

by Kenneth Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The classic route to a man's heart is through his stomach—and she was just his dish.


In the Clutch of the War-God

by Milo Milton Hastings Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

FOREWORD: In this strange story of another day, the author has ''dipped into the future'' and viewed with his mind's eye the ultimate effect of America's self-satisfied complacency, and her persistent refusal...


Missing Link

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"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......


Old Rambling House

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

All the Grahams desired was a home they could call their own ... but what did the home want?


Operation Haystack

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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!


Spacemen Never Die!

by Morris Hershman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Henry knew his wife had been married once before; now he expected her to start a new life with him—but to her the past was alive, and— Spacemen Never Die!


Beyond The Thunder

by H.B. Hickey Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

What was this blinding force that came out of a hole in the sky, and was powerful enough to destroy an entire city? Case thought he knew....


What Rough Beast?

by Jefferson Highe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When you are a teacher, you expect kids to play pranks. But with tigers—and worse?


The Terrible Answer

by Arthur G. Hill Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

They came to Mars inquiring after the stuff of Empire. They got— The Terrible Answer.


A Gift For Terra

by Fox B. Holden Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The good Martian Samaritans rescued Johnny Love and offered him "the stars". Now, maybe, Johnny didn't look closely enough into the "gift horse's" mouth, but there were others who did ... and found therein the...


The Women-Stealers of Thrayx

by Fox B. Holden Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"And that is why you will take us to Earth, Lieutenant," barked the Ihelian warrior. "We do not want your arms or your men. What we must ask for is—ten thousand women."


I'll Kill You Tomorrow

by Helen Huber Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The entities were utterly, ambitiously evil; their line of defense, apparently, was absolutely impregnable.


Tight Squeeze

by Dean Ing Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

He knew the theory of repairing the gizmo all right. He had that nicely taped. But there was the little matter of threading a wire through a too-small hole while under zero-g, and working in a spacesuit!


Charley de Milo

by Laurence Mark Janifer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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


The Man Who Played to Lose

by Laurence Mark Janifer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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....


Sight Gag

by Laurence Mark Janifer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Intelligence is a great help in the evolution-by-survival—but intelligence without muscle is even less useful than muscle without brains. But it's so easy to forget that muscle—plain physical force—is...


Viewpoint

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A fearsome thing is a thing you're afraid of--and it has nothing whatever to do with whether others are afraid, nor with whether it is in fact dangerous. It's your view of the matter that counts!


The Trap

by Betsy Curtis Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

She had her mind made up—the one way they'd make her young again was over her dead body!


Monkey On His Back

by Charles V. de Vet Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Under the cloud of cast-off identities lay the shape of another man-- was it himself?


There is a Reaper ...

by Charles V. de Vet Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out—ask a dead man!