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Gambler's World

Gambler's World is a science fiction short story by American author Keith Laumer. Here is a story starring the always unconventional Terrestrial Diplomat, Retief. As a diplomat, Re ...


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Greylorn

Greylorn is a science fiction novella by American author Keith Laumer. Earth is threatened with destruction by a deadly alien plague. The planet’s only hope: Get help from the long ...


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Frigid Fracas

Frigid Fracas is a science fiction novel by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds first published in 1963.  In any status-hungry culture, the level a man is assigned depends on what people ...


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Border, Breed nor Birth

Border, Breed nor Birth is a science-fiction novel by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds. It is the second in a sequence of near-future stories set in North Africa, which also includes ...


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Black Man's Burden

Black Man's Burden is a science fiction novel by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds first published in 1961. It is the first in a sequence of near-future stories set in North Africa, wh ...


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Adaptation

Adaptation is a science fiction novella by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds first published in 1960. When a man has a great deal of knowledge, it becomes extremely easy for him to con ...


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Pursuit

Pursuit is a science fiction novella by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1952. A man wakes with no memory of the last seven months. He only knows he's in danger. ...


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...And It Comes Out Here

...And It Comes Out Here is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1951. There is one fact no sane man can quarrel with ... everything ...


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No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1954.  Poor Henry was an unhappy husband whose wife had a habit of using ...


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The Dwindling Years

The Dwindling Years is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1956. He didn’t expect to be last— but neither did he anticipate the horr ...


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Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1956. There was nothing, especially on Earth, which could set him free—the truth ...


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Victory

Victory is a science fiction novella by American author Lester del Ray first published in 1955. It seemed Earth was a rich and undefended planet in a warring, hating galaxy. Things ...


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The Sky Is Falling

The Sky Is Falling is a novel by Lester del Rey, first published in 1954. After dying in a terrible accident at a building site, Dave Hanson finds himself being brought back to lif ...


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Police Your Planet

Police Your Planet is a science fiction novel by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1956.  Written under the pseudonym "Eric Van Lhin," this hard-boiled story of ch ...


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Let'em Breathe Space

Let'em Breathe Space is a science fiction novella by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1953. Eighteen men and two women in the closed world of a space ship for fiv ...


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The Man Who Evolved

The Man Who Evolved is a science fiction short story by Edmond Hamilton that was first published in the April 1931 issue of Wonder Stories. In his comments on the story in Before t ...


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The Man Who Saw the Future

The Man Who Saw the Future is a science fiction short story by Edmond Hamilton first published in 1930. A man from the Dark Ages,  an assistant apothecary in 1444 Paris, is investi ...


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The Valor of Cappen Varra

The Valor of Cappen Varra is a science fiction short story by Poul W. Anderson first published in 1957. "Let little Cappen go," they shouted. "Maybe he can sing the trolls to sleep ...


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The Escape

The Escape is a science fiction novella by Poul Anderson first published in 1953.  The effect of the Change was actually rather small— but great enough to make foxes open locked do ...


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The Man Who Came Early

The Man Who Came Early is a science fiction short story by Poul Anderson first published in 1957. Anderson takes us to Iceland near the end of the tenth century and convincingly de ...


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Where the World is Quiet

Where The World Is Quiet is a science fiction short story by Henry Kuttner (under the pen name of C. H. Liddell), first published in 1954.            Fra Rafael saw strange things, ...


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The Ego Machine

The Ego Machine is a science fiction novella by American author Henry Kuttner first published in 1952. When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in opt ...


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The Undetected

The Undetected is a science fiction novella by George O. Smith first published in 1959. Nothing can possibly be more baffling than a crime in a sealed room... but what if the inves ...


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The Troublemakers

The Troublemakers is a science fiction novella by George O. Smith first published in 1960. What did Genetics and Hansen's Folly have in common? Why, everything ... Genetics was sta ...


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Amateur in Chancery

Amateur in Chancery is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1953. The creature from Venus didn't know right from left—and life and death hung in the ...