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Priestess of the Flame

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This etext was produced from Astounding Stories June 1932. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[Illustration: " Be still! The power of Liane is absolute here! "]

Priestess of the Flame

By Sewell Peaslee Wright

[Sidenote: Commander John Hanson recounts the extraordinary story of Liane, Priestess of the Flame.]

I have been rather ...

The Flying Cuspidors –by: V. R. Francis

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A trumpet tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so; when extraterrestrials get involved too oh brother! V. R. Francis, who lives in California and has previously appeared in men's magazines, became 21 and sold to FANTASTIC UNIVERSE all in the same week.

the flying cuspidors

by ... V. R. Francis

This was love, and what could be done about it? It's been happening to guys for a long time, now.

Hotlips Grogan may not be as handsome and good looking like me or as brainy a...

Columbus of Space

A classic science fiction adventure in the style of and dedicated to the readers of Jules Verne. An independent scientist discovers the secret of “inter-atomic energy”, and with it builds a craft which carries himself and three friends to Venus, where they discover the dwellers of the dark side, incredible floating cities, and peril at every turn.

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[Illustration: "Standing on the steps ... was a creature shaped like a man, but more savage than a gorilla."]



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By C. C. MacAPP

To disobey the orders of the Council of Four was unthinkable to a Space Admiral of the old school. But the trouble was, the school system had changed. A man, a fighter, an Admiral had to think for himself now, if his people were to live.

While facing the Council of Four his restraint had not slipped; but afterward, shaking with fury, the Admiral of the Fleets of Sennech slammed halfway down the long flight of stone steps before he realized someone was at his elbow. He slowed. "Forgive m...


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This etext was produced from The Counterfeit Man More Science Fiction Stories by Alan E. Nourse published in 1963. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.


"Just suppose," said Morgan, "that I did believe you. Just for argument." He glanced up at the man across the restaurant table. "Where would we go from here?"

The man shifted uneasily in his seat. He was silent, staring ...

Longevity –by: Therese Windser

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A morality tale 1960 style.

Legend had it, that many thousands of years ago, right after the Great Horror, the whole continent of the west had slowly sunk beneath the West Water, and that once every century it arose during a full moon. Still, Captain Hinrik clung to the hope that the legend would not be borne out by truth. Perhaps the west continent still existed; perhaps, dare he hope, with civilization. The crew of the Semilunis thought him quite mad. After all, hadn't the east and south continents been completely an...

The Delegate from Venus

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Everybody was waiting to see what the delegate from Venus looked like. And all they got for their patience was the biggest surprise since David clobbered Goliath.

"Let me put it this way," Conners said paternally. "We expect a certain amount of decorum from our Washington news correspondents, and that's all I'm asking for."

Jerry Bridges, sitting in the chair opposite his employer's desk, chewed on his knuckles and said nothing. One part of his mind wanted him to play it cagey, to beha...

Suite Mentale

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Just about a year ago, two enthusiastic young men came to see me, and during the course of the visit announced that they were starting a campaign to make their living in science fiction and also to become "names" in the best science fiction magazines. They planned to collaborate on some material, and write on their own as well, intending to make the grade both ways.

One of the pair was a well known science fiction fan, who had appeared once or twice in the "pro mags," as fans designate journals like this one. The other was Ra...

Faraday as a Discoverer

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by John Tyndall



Chapter 1. Parentage: introduction to the royal institution: earliest experiments: first royal society paper: marriage.

Chapter 2. Early researches: magnetic rotations: liquefaction of gases: heavy glass: Charles Anderson: contributions to physics.

Chapter 3. Discovery of Magneto electricity: Explanation of Argo's magnetism of rotation: Terrestrial magneto electric induction: The extra current.

Chapter 4. Points of Character.

Chapter 5. Iden...

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