Gripping Novel of Strange Adventure
The Virgin Of Valkarion
by Poul Anderson
Tonight, so spoke the Temple Prophecy, a sword-scarred Outlander would come riding, a Queen would play the tavern bawd, and the Thirty-ninth Dynasty should fall with the Mating of the Moons!
Slave-Ship To Andrigo — Exciting Space Novelet
by Ross Rocklynne
The King: Hawk Stevens, skipper of the slave-ship Selwyn. The Pawn: John-boy Single, who had stolen Hawk’s woman. The covered Bishop: Corpin the Pious, shrewdly planning mutiny. With a rum-belly space-rat crew, they blasted off to strip far Andrigo of its gentle people...
Venus Mission — Exciting Space Novelet
by J.T. M’Intosh
You are struggling through the weird, mist-shrouded jungles of Venus... ahead of you, too far, lie the warmly glowing lights of City Four... behind you, too close, silently stalks the most terrible Death in the System!
Sign Of Life — Short Story
by Dave Dryfoos
The death-winds of Venus screamed with glee as George Main lay dying. Then the winds brought strange shapes to haunt him — and a stranger hope...
Monster — Short Story
by William Morrison
Colonizing Mars was hell, because of one thing — large, hungry critters. They flew, crawled, snarled, howled, burrowed up under the floors, chewed at doors and windows. And then, to make things worse, came the Monster...
The Timeless Ones — Short Story
by Frank Belknap Long
It was a peaceful world, a green world, where bright blossoms swayed beneath two golden suns. Why did the visitors from Earth sit in their rocketship — terrified?
Temple Of Han — Short Story
by Jack Vance
To steal the shimmering Eye of Han — that was no trick for the wily Terran. To hand back the great green jewel, to give his body to priestly torture — that was asking much of a space-rogue.
Mercy Flight — Short Story
by Mack Reynolds
It was a lesson you learned in the Space-Forces, and you learned it good: Out in the lonely void, when you get in a jam, you’re on your own... it’s you against everything and everybody. Anything goes...
Blackout In Cygni — Short Story
by James Blish
As madness stalked the sub-space liner Telemachus, First Mate Dirk Phillips knew that the impossible was happening — piracy along the Long Arc!
The Vizigraph — Department
Kicks and Kudos, bombs and bouquets from the paying patrons.