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Stop Look and Dig

Stop Look and Dig is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1953.  The enlightened days of mental telepathy and ESP should have made the world a better ...


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Instinct

Instinct is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1959. You can keep a good man down, if you've got enough headstart, are alert and persistent... so l ...


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History Repeats

History Repeats is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1959. A space detective with an evolved (super intelligent, talking) dog is searching for a k ...


Cover for The Big Fix
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The Big Fix

The Big Fix is a science fiction novella by George O. Smith first published in 1959.        Anyone who holds that telepathy and psi powers would mean an end to crime quite obviousl ...


Cover for The Moon Metal
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The Moon Metal

The Moon Metal is a science fiction novella by Garrett P. Serviss first published in 1900. After the huge gold deposits were found in Antarctica and gold became common, the world's ...


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Postmark Ganymede

Postmark Ganymede is a science fiction short story by Robert Silverberg, first published in 1956.  Consider the poor mailman of the future. To "sleet and snow and dead of night"--t ...


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The Hunted Heroes

The Hunted Heroes is a science fiction short story by Robert Silverberg, first published in 1956. The Hunted Heroes is a futuristic story that holds great hope for the resilience o ...


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A Pail of Air

A Pail of Air is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber which appeared in the December 1951 issue of Galaxy Magazine and was dramatized on the radio show X Minus One in Marc ...


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Coming Attraction

Coming Attraction is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber originally published in the second issue (November 1950) of Galaxy Science Fiction. The story was nominated for a ...


Cover for The Last Letter
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The Last Letter

The Last Letter is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber published in 1958. It was a day like any other, except for that one letter in the mail - a hand written letter that ...


Cover for Bread Overhead
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Bread Overhead

Bread Overhead is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber published in 1958. A satire on business, advertising, and politics in the future. Bread is manufactured with the wro ...


Cover for No Great Magic
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No Great Magic

No Great Magic is a science fiction novella by Fritz Leiber published in 1963. Sequel to The Big Time (1958) featuring amnesiac, agoraphobic Greta who plays wardrobe mistress to a ...


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The Creature from Cleveland Depths

The Creature from Cleveland Depths is a science fiction novella by Fritz Leiber published in 1962. The Creature from Cleveland Depths also known as The Lone Wolf tells the story of ...


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The Jupiter Weapon

The Jupiter Weapon is a science fiction short story by Charles L. Fontenay, first published in 1959.                He was a living weapon of destruction— immeasurably powerful, ut ...


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The Silk and the Song

The Silk and the Song is a science fiction short story by American author Charles Louis Fontenay first published in 1956. Excellent short story of space exploration gone horribly w ...


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Atom Drive

Atom Drive is a science fiction short story by American author Charles Louis Fontenay first published in 1956. It was a race between the tortoise and the hare. But this hare was us ...


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Wind

Wind is a science fiction short story by American author Charles L. Fontenay first published in 1959. When you have an engine with no fuel, and fuel without an engine, and a life-a ...


Cover for The Native Soil
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The Native Soil

The Native Soil is a science fiction short story by American author Alan E. Nourse, first published in 1957.  A drug company troubleshooter is sent to Venus to increase production ...


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Bear Trap

Bear Trap is a science fiction novella by American author Alan E. Nourse first published in 1957. The man's meteoric rise as a peacemaker in a nation tired by the long years of war ...


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Derelict

Derelict is a science fiction short story by American author Alan E. Nourse.                 What was the mystery of this great ship from the dark, deep reaches of space? For, with ...


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Marley’s Chain

Marley’s Chain is a 1952 science fiction short story by Alan E. Nourse. Tam's problem was simple. He lived in a world that belonged to someone else. A strange little story about a ...


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Infinite Intruder

Infinite Intruder is a 1953 science fiction short story by Alan E. Nourse. When Roger Strang found that someone was killing his son—killing him horribly and often—he started invest ...


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Martyr

Martyr is a 1957 science fiction novella by Alan E. Nourse. Martyr is an absorbing story, set on the Mars Colony, then on Earth. It is possible to completely replace all the parts ...


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Contamination Crew

Contamination Crew is a 1958 science fiction short story by Alan E. Nourse. Orders were orders! The creature had to be killed. But just how does one destroy the indestructible? A ...


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The Gun

The Gun is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1952. Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life ... an ...