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The Man Who Hated Mars

To escape from Mars, all Clayton had to do was the impossible. Break out of a crack-proof exile camp–get onto a ship that couldn’t be boarded–smash through an impenetrable wall of steel. Perhaps he could do all these things, but he discovered that Mars did evil things to men; that he wasn’t even Clayton any […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

The Unnecessary Man

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 this case … not the one you think! Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Dead Giveaway

Logic’s a wonderful thing; by logical analysis, one can determine the necessary reason for the existence of a dead city of a very high order on an utterly useless planet. Obviously a shipping transfer point! Necessarily… Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Out Like a Light

Kenneth Malone–sometimes known as Sir Kenneth of The Queen’s Own FBI–had had problems with telepathic spies, and more than somewhat nutty telepathic counterspies. But the case of the Vanishing Delinquents was at least as bad…. Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

The Asses of Balaam

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…. Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

The Eyes Have It

In a sense, this is a story of here-and-now. This Earth, this year … but on a history-line slipped slightly sidewise. A history in which a great man acted differently, and Magic, rather than physical science, was developed…. Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories