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...
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 ...
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.
by ... Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A space rover has no business with a fa...
The Undersea Tube
BY L. TAYLOR HANSEN
Classic Reprint from AMAZING STORIES, Nov., 1929
Copyright, 1929, by E. P. Incorporated
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...
R'IDAN THE DEVIL AND OTHER STORIES
By Louis Becke
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1899
R'IDAN THE DEVIL
A MEMORY OF 'THE SYSTEM'
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
THE 'KILLERS' OF TWOFOLD BAY
DENISON'S SECOND BERTH ASHORE
A FISH DR...
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
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
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
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
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
BY EDITH WHARTON
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND OTHER STORIES
The Descent of Man
The Other Two
The Lady's Maid's Bell
The Mission of Jane
A Venetian Night's Entertainment
THE DESCENT OF MAN
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 ...