Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Cosmic Deflector

"Rats in the Belfry" by David Wright O'Brien (as by John York Cabot)

"This house was built to specifications that were strange indeed; and the rats that inhabited it were stranger still!"

"The Cosmic Deflector" by Stanton A. Coblentz

"It's one thing to force the Earth out of its orbit, and another to force it back in again!"

"Phantom of the Forest" by Leroy Yerxa (as by Lee Francis)

"Every year men slaughter deer by the thousands; it seems only fitting that the tables be turned once in a while...."

"You Too Can Be A Millionaire" by Noel Loomis

"Money was worthless, yet no man dared go broke. It was all pretty confusing to Mark until "Point-Plus-Pearlie" told him—YOU TOO CAN BE A MILLIONAIRE"

"The Victor" by Bryce Walton

"Under the new system of the Managerials, the fight was not for life but for death! And great was the ingenuity of—The Victor."

"Thy Name is Woman" by Bryce Walton (as by Kenneth O'Hara)

"Women of earth had finally attained their objective: a new world all their own and—without men! But was it?"

"The Huddlers" by William Campbell Gault

"He was a reporter from Venus with an assignment on Earth. He got his story but, against orders, he fell in love—and therein lies this story."

Space Science Fiction, May and July, 1953

Cue for Quiet by T. L. Sherred

"After too many years, T. L. Sherred returns with a story that gets our SPACE SPECIAL rating. It's the story of a man with a headache—who found a cure for it! And the cure gave him more power than any man could dream of."

"The Merchants of Venus" by A. H. Phelps, Jr.

"A pioneer movement is like a building—the foundation is never built for beauty!"

"Home Is Where You Left It" by Milton Lesser (as by Adam Chase)

"How black is the blackest treachery? Is the most callous traitor entitled to mercy? Steve pondered these questions. His decision? That at times the villain should possibly be spoken of as a hero."

Produced by Sankar Viswanathan, Greg Weeks, Mary Meehan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team

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