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Measure for a Loner

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You can measure everything these days heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force fields, star drives. And now I know there even is a ...

MEASURE FOR A LONER

By JIM HARMON

So, General, I came in to tell you I've found the loneliest man in the world for the Space Force.

How am I supposed to rate his loneliness for you? In Megasorrows or Kilofears? I suspect I know quite a library on the subject, but you know more about stripes and bars. Don't try to stop me this time, Ge...

A Place in the Sun

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This etext was produced from Amazing Stories October 1956. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

A "JOHNNY MAYHEM" ADVENTURE

A PLACE IN THE SUN

By C. H. THAMES

Mayhem, the man of many bodies, had been given some weird assignments in his time, but saving The Glory of the Galaxy wasn't difficult it was downright impossible!

The SOS crackled and hummed through subspace at a speed which left laggard light far behind. Since subspace distances do ...

The Hoofer

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A wayfarer's return from a far country to his wife and family may be a shining experience, a kind of second honeymoon. Or it may be so shadowed by Time's relentless tyranny that the changes which have occurred in his absence can lead only to tragedy and despair. This rarely discerning, warmly human story by a brilliant newcomer to the science fantasy field is told with no pulling of punches, and its adroit unfolding will astound you.

the hoofer

by ... Walter M. Miller, Jr.

A space rover has no business with a fa...

The Undersea Tube –by: L. Taylor (Lucile Taylor) Hansen

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The Undersea Tube

BY L. TAYLOR HANSEN

Classic Reprint from AMAZING STORIES, Nov., 1929

Copyright, 1929, by E. P. Incorporated

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If my friend the engineer had not told me the Tube was dangerous, I would not have bought a ticket on that fatal night, and the world would never have learned the story of the Golden Cavern and the City of the Dead. Having therefore, according to universal custom, first made my report as the sole survivor of the much discussed Undersea Tube disaster to the International Committee for the Investigation of Disasters, I a...

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R'IDAN THE DEVIL AND OTHER STORIES

By Louis Becke

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1899

CONTENTS:

R'IDAN THE DEVIL

A MEMORY OF 'THE SYSTEM'

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

A NORTH PACIFIC LAGOON ISLAND

BILGER, OF SYDNEY

THE VISION OF MILLI THE SLAVE

DENISON GETS A BERTH ASHORE

ADDIE RANSOM: A MEMORY OF THE TOKELAUS

IN A NATIVE VILLAGE

MAURICE KINANE

THE 'KILLERS' OF TWOFOLD BAY

DENISON'S SECOND BERTH ASHORE

A FISH DR...

Trees Are Where You Find Them

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The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course but trees can be much more important!

TREES are where you find them

By Arthur Dekker Savage

Illustrated by Philip Parsons

You might say the trouble started at the Ivy, which is a moving picture house in Cave Junction built like a big quonset. It's the only show in these parts, and most of us old timers up here in the timber country of southwest Oregon have got into the habit of going to see a picture on Saturday nights before we head ...

The Measure of a Man

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THE MEASURE OF A MAN

by

RANDALL GARRETT

Illustrated by Martinez

What is desirable is not always necessary, while that which is necessary may be most undesirable. Perhaps the measure of a man is the ability to tell one from the other ... and act on it.

Alfred Pendray pushed himself along the corridor of the battleship Shane , holding the flashlight in one hand and using the other hand and his good leg to guide and propel himself by. The beam of the torch reflected queerly from the pastel green walls of the corridor, givin...

…Or Your Money Back

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... 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...

Watch the Sky

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Watch The Sky

It's one thing to try to get away with what you believe to be a lie and be caught at it and something different, and far worse sometimes, to find it isn't a lie ...

by James H. Schmitz

Illustrated by Hortens

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Uncle William Boles' war battered old Geest gun gave the impression that at some stage of its construction it had been pulled out of shape and then hardened in that form. What remained of it was all of one piece. The scarred and pitted twin barrels were stubby and thick, and the vacant oblong in the frame behind them m...

The Descent of Man and Other Stories

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THE DESCENT OF MAN

AND OTHER STORIES

BY EDITH WHARTON

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND OTHER STORIES

The Descent of Man

The Other Two

Expiation

The Lady's Maid's Bell

The Mission of Jane

The Reckoning

The Letter

The Dilettante

The Quicksand

A Venetian Night's Entertainment

THE DESCENT OF MAN

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When Professor Linyard came back from his holiday in the Maine woods the air of rejuvenation he brought with him was due less to the influences of the climate than to the companionship he had enjoyed on his travels. To Mrs. Linyard's ...

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