Thursday, May 20, 2010
All In The Mind
"Duel on Syrtis" by Poul Anderson
"Bold and ruthless, he was famed throughout the System as a big-game hunter. From the firedrakes of Mercury to the ice-crawlers of Pluto, he'd slain them all. But his trophy-room lacked one item; and now Riordan swore he'd bag the forbidden game that roamed the red deserts ... a Martian!"
Category Phoenix by Boyd Ellanby
"Man, it would appear, can adapt to any form of society ... but not one in which the knowledge of extending life becomes a passport to death!"
"The Statue" by Mari Wolf
"There is a time for doing and a time for going home. But where is home in an ever-changing universe?
"The Model of a Judge" by William Morrison
"Should a former outlaw become a judge—even if he need only pass sentence on a layer cake?"
"All In The Mind" by Gene L. Henderson
"When does life begin?... A well-known book says "forty". A well-known radio program says "eighty". Some folks say it's mental, others say it's physical. But take the strange case of Mel Carlson who gave a lot of thought to the matter."
The Thing in the Attic by James Blish
"Honath and his fellow arch-doubters did not believe in the Giants, and for this they were cast into Hell. And when survival depended upon unwavering faith in their beliefs, they saw that there were Giants, after all...."