This etext was produced from Analog Science Fact & Fiction August 1961.
Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright
on this publication was renewed.
HANGING BY A THREAD
By DAVID GORDON
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....
Illustrated by Dougl...
By IRVING E. COX, Jr.
Illustrated by GRAYAM
They were languorous, anarchic, shameless
in their pleasures ... were they lower
than man ... or higher?
Over the cabin 'phone, Ann's voice was crisp with anger. "Mr. Lord, I must
see you at once."
"Of course, Ann." Lord tried not to sound uncordial. It was all part of a
trade agent's job, to listen to the recommendations and complaints of the
teacher. But an intervie...
... OR YOUR MONEY BACK
BY DAVID GORDON
Illustrated by Summers
[Transcriber note: This etext was produced from Astounding Science
Fiction, September 1959. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence
that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]
[Illustration: There are lots of things that are considered perfectly
acceptable ... provided they don't work. And of course everyone knows
they really don't, which is why they're acceptable.... ]
There are times when I don't...
[Illustration with caption: OVERPOWERING CURIOSITY OF A MOUNTAIN SHEEP
This "lava ram" stood thus on a lava crest in the Pinacate Mountains
for about twenty minutes, gazing spellbound at two men and a pack mule.
(See page 149)]
THE MINDS AND MANNERS OF WILD ANIMALS
A BOOK OF PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS
BY WILLIAM T. HORNADAY, Sc.D., A.M. DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK
ZOOLOGICAL PARK. AUTHOR OF "THE AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY," "TWO
YEARS IN THE JUNGLE," "CAMP FIRES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES," "OUR
VANISHING WILD LIFE," ETC.
The wild animal m...
Northwest Smith is one of the great adventurers of Science Fiction, one of that group of cool, gray eyed men who roam the spaceways and provide much of the inspiration for the legends that are a part of the folklore of space. Here is Northwest Smith, in a rare moment of peace, in a remarkable vignette, published here by permission of the author.
song in a minor key
by ... C. L. MOORE
He had been promising himself this moment for how many lonely months and years on alien worlds?
Beneath him the clovered hill slope ...
THE FOURTH "R"
By George O. Smith
DELL PUBLISHING CO., INC.
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New York, New York 10017
Copyright 1959, by George O. Smith
All rights reserved. For information contact:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Printed in the United States of America.
First Dell printing April 1979
[Transcribers note: This is a rule 6 clearance. A copyright renewal has
not been found.]
James Quincy Holden was five years old.
This etext was produced from Astounding Stories April 1932.
Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the
U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.
[Illustration: " Once more! Will you give me the recognition
The Great Dome on Mercury
By Arthur L. Zagat
[Sidenote: Trapped in the great dome, Darl valiantly defends Earth's
outpost against the bird ...
Flying at 1600 m.p.h. you act with split second
timing after you sight the enemy. And you're allowed
only one mistake your last!
My radar picked him up when he was about five hundred miles to my
north northeast and about forty five miles above me. I switched the
velocity calculator on him as fast as I could reach it.
The enemy ship was doing sixteen, possibly even sixteen and a half. I
took the chance that it was most likely an Ivar Interceptor, at that
speed, and punched out a temporary evasion pat...
JOHN JONES'S DOLLAR
By HARRY STEPHEN KEELER
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 sixty fourth square. It can be the same with compound
On the 201st day of the year 3221 A.D., the professor of history at the
University of Terra seated himself in front of the Visaphone and
prepared to deliver the daily lecture to his class, the member...
BY ARTHUR FELDMAN
We gave this story to a very competent, and very pretty gal artist.
We said, "Read this carefully, dream on it, and come up with an
illustration." A week later, she returned with the finished drawing.
"The hero," she said. We did a double take. "Hey! That's not the
hero." She looked us straight in the eye. "Can you prove it?" She
had us. We couldn't, and she left hurriedly to go home and cook
dinner for her family. And what were they having? Frog legs what
They were in the ...