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Ability Quotient

by Mack Reynolds

Wen the Asian Wars were over Major Bert Alshuler had few prospects, until Mid-West University asked him to take part in an 'educational experiment' that would test the effect of certain drugs on his I.Q.

After Utopia

by Mack Reynolds

It is the far future. Earth is beautifully planned efficiently run and happily united. It is the world that dreamers have envisioned since the beginning of time - no slums, no crime, no poverty, no disease, no shortages. But still, it is a world with problems - people have become so lazy, so self-satisfied, that human progress has all but ceased. To make matters worse, addicts of the newly-developed "programmed dreams" are increasing at an enormous rate. Only a few individuals understand the far-reaching consequences of these problems; only a few realize that the human race is destroying itself.

The Best Ye Breed

by Mack Reynolds

ALEXANDER GHENGIS KHAN NAPOLEON Liberator of North Africa, charismatic conqueror of Islam in reality he is Homer Crawford, "turncoat" black American sociologist who is determined to lead the Dark Continent into the modern age by whatever means are necessary. Arrayed against him are all the forces of the status quo: the combined military might of the North African states, mercenary hirelings of corrupt oil sheikdoms, Moslem religious fanatics, and the American CIA. Only the people are for El Hassan, and they, only so long as he is victorious

Brain World

by Mack Reynolds

MILK RUN. That's what they told Ronny Bronston this job would be. "Just like a vacation," his boss had said. All he and the giant Dorn Horsten would have to do is visit the planet Einstein and see if there was any reason not to admit them to United Planets. The planet was a paradise, where the people had bred themselves for intelligence and beauty, where everyone was completely free. Free, sometimes, to get into more trouble than they could handle. Only Ronny could get them out of that trouble; and that's how he wound up on Dawnworld, in a gladiator's arena!

The Case of the Little Green Men

by Mack Reynolds

The author, a top science fiction writer who proves equally adept in the mystery field, says of this novel: "The detective isn't tough and he isn't even smart and he doesn't prove the case against the killer. And the boy doesn't get the girl, either. Otherwise, this story is just about like a good many others you've read. At least it starts to read the same way . . . We can't help it if it dissolves into men from Mars, people who believe in spaceships and flying saucers, murders without motive, and heat rays fired by little green men (or were they?)."The publishers disagree about its being and ordinary baffler, even at the outset. Rather, they are of the opinion that its humor, colorful characterizations, fast tempo and sustained suspense make it a must for murder addicts, science fiction fen (the plural of fan in science fictionese), and any other men or Martians with a taste for homicide-cum-fantasy.

The Case of the Little Green Men

by Mack Reynolds

The author, a top science fiction writer who proves equally adept in the mystery field, says of this novel: "The detective isn't tough and he isn't even smart and he doesn't prove the case against the killer. And the boy doesn't get the girl, either. Otherwise, this story is just about like a good many others you've read. At least it starts to read the same way . . . We can't help it if it dissolves into men from Mars, people who believe in spaceships and flying saucers, murders without motive, and heat rays fired by little green men (or were they?)."The publishers disagree about its being and ordinary baffler, even at the outset. Rather, they are of the opinion that its humor, colorful characterizations, fast tempo and sustained suspense make it a must for murder addicts, science fiction fen (the plural of fan in science fictionese), and any other men or Martians with a taste for homicide-cum-fantasy.

Code Duello

by Mack Reynolds

Section G, the top-secret security unit of United Planets, had a special problem on their hands wit the situation on Firenze. And for that special problem, they gathered together the most unusual squad in Section G's unusual history. It included: A research biologist who could bend steel bars like rubber bands A middle-aged lady with total total recall An interplanetary cowboy whose bullwhip was deadlier than a ray gun A brazen young lady acrobat who looked like an eight-year-old kid A mild young man who never lost a bet in his life And the best pickpocket that ever lived. But Firenze with its CODE DUELLO was to prove a match for the lot of them!

Commune 2000 AD

by Mack Reynolds

It was the future perfect, the greatest society in human history, with peace and plenty, and total sexual freedom. Utopia paid you the Universal Guaranteed Income, whether you worked or not. Yet something was wrong it was a FRACTURED UTOPIA By the thousands, the disenchanted fled the cities to join tiny, mobile towns that sprang up wildly. It was called The Commune Phenomenon. Super leaders of the super future challenged Swain to locate the worm of discontent. Strange, because Swain himself felt gnawed by corruption, distracted by lust, troubled by danger

Computer War

by Mack Reynolds

The odds were right for victory. The problem with computer warfare is that the computer is always logical while the human enemy is not - or doesn't have to be. And that's what the Betastani enemy were doing - nothing that the Alphaland computers said they would. Those treacherous foemen were avoiding logic and using such unheard-of devices as surprise and sabotage, treason and trickery. They even had Alphaland's Deputy of Information believing Betastani propaganda without even realizing it. Of course he still thought he was being loyal to Alphaland, because he thought that one and one must logically add up to two. And that kind of thinking could make him the biggest traitor of them all.

Computer World

by Mack Reynolds

Something is rotten in tomorrow's computer world The time is in the not-too-distant future. Physical work is done by robot devices. Men and women are endowed at birth with a sum of credit called Inalienable Basic. Everyone operates with a Universal Credit Card - which is also identification, police record, medical record, and many other things. Every detail of life in the United States of the Americas is stored in the International Data Center, located in Denver. Paul Kosloff, a language teacher who lectures over National Tri-Vision is rescued from a mysterious assault by a secret agent of the authorities who insists that only he, Kosloff, can prevent the International Data Center from being destroyed - and every living being's data wiped out. Kosloff goes forth - into a maelstrom of plot and counter-plot, murder, treason - and worse

The Cosmic Eye

by Mack Reynolds

Rex Morris belonged to the master class which ruled the entire world by brain power or brutality, depending on which was needed. He should have functioned perfectly in the rigid totalitarian society of the future where every thought, word, and action was controlled by the superstate, where everyone was watched night and day by the Great Eye of the internal security forces. It was a strange world, but the rewards were great for those who belonged to the right caste. Morris had all the qualifications - yet he didn't belong. Nonconformity could mean liquidation - but he was prepared to take the risk!

Episode on the Riviera

by Mack Reynolds

She had coolly planned a campaign to settle her difficulties. A trip to the French Riviera. A stranger - an attractive man without strings. One who would welcome an affair with an American girl.The first man she ran into was expatriate Steve Cogswell. Good! Just right, thought Nadine.Until Gerald Silletoe followed her from the States and tried to force her to marry him, using every method from blackmail to mayhem . . .Until Steve's luscious ex-wife, Fay, showed up. And Mart Gunther, his ex-business partner . . .Until Steve was robbed of the money he needed to pay off gambler Constantin Kamiros . . .And until Nadine got into Steve's bed and begged for what she didn't want . . .

Episode on the Riviera

by Mack Reynolds

She had coolly planned a campaign to settle her difficulties. A trip to the French Riviera. A stranger - an attractive man without strings. One who would welcome an affair with an American girl.The first man she ran into was expatriate Steve Cogswell. Good! Just right, thought Nadine.Until Gerald Silletoe followed her from the States and tried to force her to marry him, using every method from blackmail to mayhem . . .Until Steve's luscious ex-wife, Fay, showed up. And Mart Gunther, his ex-business partner . . .Until Steve was robbed of the money he needed to pay off gambler Constantin Kamiros . . .And until Nadine got into Steve's bed and begged for what she didn't want . . .

The Five-Way Secret Agent

by Mack Reynolds

The world situation has become so confused that a young American living on Negative Income Tax finds himself drafted into an international espionage assignment by no less than 5 opposing interests. It is a story of humour and adventure that will be hard to forget.

Galactic Medal of Honour

by Mack Reynolds

It was the highest and most coveted award of all time. It was given only to the bravest among those defending Earth from the mysterious Kradens. Many had sacrificed their lives for it. The current bearer of the medal became the idol of all mankind - a man above the law, a man who would never want for anything. Everyone on Earth sought that medal. One man was going to cheat to win it - and live to regret it.

The Jet Set

by Mack Reynolds

Larry Land started his European trek with the idea of seeing as much of the continent and its way of life as he could in a year. To pay his way, he photographed celebrities.That's how he met the notorious Countessa di Loraine - or Marcy, to her intimates. And Larry quickly became one of her intimates.Life moved into high gear when Marcy introduced him to The Jet Set, - wild parties, yacht cruises, champagne and beef bourguignon, weekends in Spain, nights in Paris, and the insatiable demands of movie queen Loretta Alsace.Larry was living it up - until he met Dorry Malloy and fell in love. That was the beginning of the end, for no one could dump The Jet Set and escape their vicious revenge.

The Jet Set

by Mack Reynolds

Larry Land started his European trek with the idea of seeing as much of the continent and its way of life as he could in a year. To pay his way, he photographed celebrities.That's how he met the notorious Countessa di Loraine - or Marcy, to her intimates. And Larry quickly became one of her intimates.Life moved into high gear when Marcy introduced him to The Jet Set, - wild parties, yacht cruises, champagne and beef bourguignon, weekends in Spain, nights in Paris, and the insatiable demands of movie queen Loretta Alsace.Larry was living it up - until he met Dorry Malloy and fell in love. That was the beginning of the end, for no one could dump The Jet Set and escape their vicious revenge.

A Kiss Before Loving

by Mack Reynolds

Here is a saucy, realistic ovel of a group of pleasure-seeking expatriates living it up in the Paris that few tourists see . . .Shelley Halliday, who made a living showing the seamy side of Parisian night life to Americans . . .Felicity Patterson, twice wed and many times brought to bed, who wanted Shelley but would marry only . . .Michael Brett-James, a titles Englishman, who preferred "men" but was willing to settle for a mere woman if she had money . . .Bigelow Warren, who could be virile with a "bad" woman but was always impotent with a "good" one until he met . . .Connie Lockwood, Shelley's childhood sweetheart, still a virgin, but dying to start living.Paris was a powerful experience to all of them, adding salt to their wounds, balm to their spirits and spice to their lives.

A Kiss Before Loving

by Mack Reynolds

Here is a saucy, realistic ovel of a group of pleasure-seeking expatriates living it up in the Paris that few tourists see . . .Shelley Halliday, who made a living showing the seamy side of Parisian night life to Americans . . .Felicity Patterson, twice wed and many times brought to bed, who wanted Shelley but would marry only . . .Michael Brett-James, a titles Englishman, who preferred "men" but was willing to settle for a mere woman if she had money . . .Bigelow Warren, who could be virile with a "bad" woman but was always impotent with a "good" one until he met . . .Connie Lockwood, Shelley's childhood sweetheart, still a virgin, but dying to start living.Paris was a powerful experience to all of them, adding salt to their wounds, balm to their spirits and spice to their lives.

Lagrange Five

by Mack Reynolds

The Wide syndrome It is the not-too-distant future. The space colony Lagrangia, on the moon's orbit, is an idyllic utopia of parks, mountains, streams and blue skies. Lulled by its beauty, citizens can sometimes forget that the 'stream' are recycled water, and the 'blue skies' are titanium strips bound together. But there are a few who can never forget. There are the victims of the Wide syndrome - a terrifying form of contagious, claustrophobic madness that can strike anyone - at any time on Lagrange Five.

Mission to Horatius (A Star Trek Novel)

by Mack Reynolds

Dangerously low on supplies and fighting a contagious space illness the Enterprise responds to a distress call from a three planet system where the inhabitants deny requesting help. The first planet is inhabited by primitive people whose leader wearing a fierce-looking bat helmet threatens the crew with spears and the silent death. The second culture consists of religious leaders who live in opulent splendor while controlling helpless underlings with a drug that keeps them smiling even as they are killed. On the third planet a few military leaders with hoards of cloned soldiers are determined to overtake and rule the whole planetary system. Can the crew assist these three hostile cultures and return to Federation space before the plague strikes them down? Pictures are described.

Of Godlike Power

by Mack Reynolds

His words alone could change the world - completely and irrevocably. His words alone DID change the world. Was it mass hypnosis, a hex, or THE POWER?

Perchance to Dream

by Mack Reynolds

It looked remarkably like a sterile, cold metallic coffin. It was the Intuitive Computer, a fantastic invention that would allow a user to assume the identity of any historical figure - Napoleon, Cleopatra, Hitler - anyone who ever existed. The possessor of this top-secret device would be able to witness the building of the pyramids, the crucifixion, the discovery of America. The Intuitive Computer would revolutionise the studies of history, archaeology, anthropology; it would eventually revolutionise the entire entertainment and leisure industry. The lives of every person on Earth would be changed because of it. IT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST DANGEROUS INVENTION IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE.

Planetary Agent X

by Mack Reynolds

OBSERVED Rex Morris belonged to the master class which ruled the entire world by brain power or brutality, depending on which was needed. He should have functioned perfectly in the rigid totalitarian society of the future where every thought, word, and action was controlled by the superstate, where everyone was watched night and day by the Great Eye of the internal security forces. It was a strange world, but the rewards were great for those who belonged to the right caste. Morris had all the qualifications - yet he didn't belong. Nonconformity could mean liquidation - but he was prepared to take the risk!

The Rival Rigelians

by Mack Reynolds

The team from Earth had the task of raising backward planets to the home world's high level. The situation on Rigel was this: "The most advanced culture on Rigel's first planet is to be compared to the Italian cities during Europe's feudalistic yeas The most advanced of the second planet is comparable to the Aztecs at the time of the Spanish conquest" "These planets are in your control to the extent that no small group has ever dominated millions before. No Caesar ever exerted the power that will be in your collective hands. For half a century, you will be as gods and goddesses!" But the Rigelians were themselves descended from the lost colonists of old Earth and they could learn their lessons as fast as they could be taught. In fact, they could even teach their teachers a thing or two. And therein lay the peril the professors from space never dreamed of.

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