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The Planet Savers

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

"One body, two minds--and a world in the balance!" Marion Zimmer Bradley has written some of the finest science fiction in print. She has been away from our pages too long. So this story is in the nature of a triumphant return. It could well be her best to date.

The People of the Crater

by Andre Norton

"Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the Ancient Ones--and establish his own destiny in this hidden land!

The Native Soil

by Alan E. Nourse

Explore a Venus that never was. This is Venus as science fiction imagined it, as it might have been. Explore the hot, humid, muddy planet and meet the aliens that populate it.

The Men in the Walls

by William Tenn

It was Eric's birthday, the day he became a man. And that could only mean one thing. It was time for him to steal for mankind. The aliens had subjugated humans with technology so far in advanced of anything that mankind had ever developed that it was unthinkable that man would ever claim back his home planet. Or was it?

The Marvellous History of King Arthur in Avalon and of the Lifting of Lyonnesse

by Geoffrey Of Monmouth

THE writer considereth the truth of the matters which are recorded in the Historie of King Arthur concerning the site of the Island of Avalon and the family of Queen Morgan la Faye. He telleth how Morgan la Faye carried away King Arthur and his Round Table into Avalon; and how she made them pass the time there for many hundreds of years; how she put King Arthur to sleep; of the lodestone wall that she built round the island; and of the vision of the world beyond, which she saw from the top of the wall. He speaketh, by the way, of Government in Avalon; of the Game of Loaves and Fishes; and of the Rule of Let Be; after which he telleth of the enchantments whereby Morgan la Faye beguiled those Knights of the Round Table whom she brought to look upon the world from the top of the lodestone wall; of the Parliament which she caused them to call; and of the speeches which those Knights made in the Parliament concerning the Defence of Britain.

The Marching Morons

by C. M. Kornbluth

In the distant future a man from the twentieth century wakes to find himself in an almost incomprehensible world...He realizes that the world has left him behind, but he just might have the key to the future of all mankind. Cyril M. Kornbluth was a highly influential science fiction writer who won both a Hugo Award and a Prometheus Award.

The Link

by Alan E. Nourse

It was nearly sundown when Ravdin eased the ship down into the last slow arc toward the Earth's surface. Stretching his arms and legs, he tried to relax and ease the tension in his tired muscles. Carefully, he tightened the seat belt for landing; below him he could see the vast, tangled expanse of Jungle-land spreading out to the horizon. Miles ahead was the bright circle of the landing field and the sparkling glow of the city beyond. Ravdin peered to the north of the city, hoping to catch a glimpse of the concert before his ship was swallowed by the brilliant landing lights.

The Hated

by Frederik Pohl

After space, there was always one more river to cross . . . the far side of hatred and murder!

The Green Odyssey

by Philip José Farmer

The Green Odyssey' is an uproarious, hell-bent adventure story, combining fantasy, imagination and science, with a liberal dash of humor. It is in the best tradition of adventure science fiction, a swashbuckling tale of a resourceful spaceman who is, however, uneasily aware that he may have been miscast. Fortunately, he has the assistance of a large, gorgeous, energetic and adoring female who is supremely confident of his ability to handle all comers. With her help, that is. Alan Green was not exactly a hero. In fact he liked peace just as well as the next man. Not that he was really afraid of that crazy, hot-blooded hound-dog Alzo, or even of the hound's gorgeous owner, the Duchess Zuni-who was also hot-blooded (to say nothing of the Duke). After all, these things were understood on this backward, violent planet, and a man could manage, provided he was alert twenty-four hours a day.

The Door Through Space

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

... across half a Galaxy, the Terran Empire maintains its sovereignty with the consent of the governed. It is a peaceful reign, held by compact and not by conquest. Again and again, when rebellion threatens the Terran Peace, the natives of the rebellious world have turned against their own people and sided with the men of Terra; not from fear, but from a sense of dedication. There has never been open war. The battle for these worlds is fought in the minds of a few men who stand between worlds; bound to one world by interest, loyalties, and allegiance; bound to the other by love. Such a world is Wolf. Such a man was Race Cargill of the Terran Secret Service.

The Day of the Boomer Dukes

by Frederik Pohl

A delightful time travel romp. What happens when a bored criminal from the future returns to a more exciting time in the past? Foraminifera 9-Hart Bailey's Beam is about to find out. He's gathered a cache of high-tech weapons to take back in time with him, with the intention of teaming up with the legendary New York Mafia. Upon arriving in our time he meets a street gang named The Boomer Dukes and he asks them to "take me to your Mafia." From there nothing goes as planned.

The Dark Intruder

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Xanadu. Not the Xanadu of Coleridge's poem, but-to the half-forgotten space drifter who discovered the place thirty years ago-a reasonable facsimile. It was a cloistered nun of a city, hidden behind a wide skirt of the most impassable mountains on Mars. And the city was more impassable than the mountains. No human being had ever entered it-yet. They'd tried. Two expeditions, twelve years apart, had vanished without trace, without explanation other than the dusty notebook Andrew had unearthed, today, from the rotted shreds of a skeleton's clothing.

The Dark Door

by Alan E. Nourse

It was almost dark when he awoke, and lay on the bed, motionless and trembling, his heart sinking in the knowledge that he should never have slept. For almost half a minute, eyes wide with fear, he lay in the silence of the gloomy room, straining to hear some sound, some indication of their presence. But the only sound was the barely audible hum of his wrist watch and the dismal splatter of raindrops on the cobbled street outside. There was no sound to feed his fear, yet he knew then, without a flicker of doubt, that they were going to kill him.

Wonder Stories Super Pack

by Stanley G. Weinbaum

Wonder Stories' was founded by legendary publisher Hugo Gernsback after he left 'Amazing Stories.' 'Wonder Stories' thrived in one form or another for more than thirty years, briefly rivaling even 'Astounding.' This four-hundred-plus page anthology collects ten important stories from the magazine's zenith. Included herein are: 'Onslaught from Rigel' by Fletcher Pratt; 'Valley of Dreams' by Stanley G. Weinbaum; 'The Revolt of the Star Men' by Raymond Gallun; 'The Point of View' by Stanley G. Weinbaum; 'The Metal Moon' by Everett C. Smith and R.F. Starzl; 'The Martian' by Allen Glasser and A. Rowley Hilliard; 'Pygmalion's Spectacles' by Stanley G. Weinbaum; 'Spacewrecked on Venus' by Neil R. Jones; 'The Moon Destroyers' by Monroe K. Ruch; and 'The Worlds of If' by Stanley G. Weinbaum.

Way Station

by Mary Elizabeth Counselman

Two honeymooners desperate for shelter find themselves in quite a sticky situation.

Ullr Uprising

by H. Beam Piper

Terra has a problem. The Ullr are uprising and the uprising must be put down at any cost. A brilliant retelling of the Sepoy Mutiny set against an interstellar empire. H. Beam Piper was one of the best writers of space opera that science fiction ever produced. Well written, insightful, and revealing.

The Worshippers

by Damon Knight

Destiny reached out a hand to Algernon Weaver--but he was a timid man, at first. But on the strange world of Terranova, there was much to be learned--of destiny, and other things....

The Ultroom Error

by Jerry Sohl

Smith admitted he had made an error involving a few murders--and a few thousand years. He was entitled to a sense of humor, though, even in the Ultroom!

The Six Fingers of Time

by R. A. Lafferty

Time is money. Time heals all wounds. Given time, anything is possible. And now he had all the time in the world!

The Revolt of the Star Men

by Raymond Gallun

The creatures that people this exciting story of Mr. Gallun, may seem at first blush to be impossible monstrosities. Yet, on consideration, we must realize that they are not so far-fetched. Even in our picayune little corner of the universe, we find in the insect kingdom a form of life that has survived through every possible earth catastrophe in the last 40,000,000 years. With their skeletons on the outside of their bodies instead of on the inside, insects are able to protect their bodies from heat, cold, and from accidents that would kill us. If the insect's shell were harder and thicker and made of heat-resisting material, it might conceivably be able to live in space without other protection. The point is that Mr. Gallun makes his Space Men so convincing that we can do nothing but believe in them. And he has woven about them such a thrilling story of adventure on two worlds that one will have to read and reread it, to get from it the fullest enjoyment.

The Point of View

by Stanley G. Weinbaum

Dixon Wells discovers that seeing the world from another's perspective doesn't produce the results he may have expected.

The Moon Destroyers

by Monroe K. Ruch

The moon is not only the most prominent object in our heavens, but also an integral part of the Earth. We are, so to speak, an astronomical unit, and we affect each other for better or for worse. We know that the gravitational attraction of the moon causes our tides, and tends to slow up the earth in her daily rotation. It has also been deemed responsible for earthquakes, causing untold suffering among earth's people. But so far the effect of the moon has been rather an inhuman affair. No man has gone to the moon to see just what conditions are there, and to observe accurately the influence that the moon and earth exercise over each other. But when interplanetary travel does come, when commerce between moon and earth may possibly assume importance in our lives, the influence of the moon upon us may be more accurately determined. And when it is, the amazing series of incidents, pictured in this story, may yet come true.

The Metal Moon

by Everett C. Smith

We know that as soon as interplanetary travel is possible, expeditions from the Earth will be ranging the length and breadth of the solar system searching out the thousands of wonders that are to be discovered. It is quite possible that some of the explorers, whether through accident or desire, may colonize the other planets and develop under new and unusual conditions a new branch of the human race. It is doubtlessly true that if each of the solar planets were to be colonized, at the end of several hundred centuries there would be nine races of human beings who might differ radically from each other and in fact might not recognize each other as members of the same human stock.

The Martian

by Allen Glasser

Many writers of science fiction, who have not given the matter much thought, assume that a man of intelligence from one planet would meet a cordial and sympathetic welcome on another world. It is assumed that people are everywhere educated, curious about other worlds and other cultures, and eager to help a visitor from an alien race. Unfortunately there is no assurance that such is the case. Even were the members of another race, on another world possessed of education, there would be bound to be among them low and brutish elements. And if a stranger from another world, dazed by new conditions and unable to make his wants known, were to fall into their hands his fate might not be happy. We have read no story that pictures with such clarity and insight the experiences of a man on another world than his own, than does this present story. With the basis of a splendid plot Mr. Hilliard has worked up a simply marvelous story.

The Hunters

by William Morrison

To all who didn't know him, Curt George was a mighty hunter and actor. But this time he was up against others who could really act, and whose business was the hunting of whole worlds.

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