Saturday, June 5, 2010
"Cold Ghost" by Chester S. Geier
"All Hager had to do was slow the dogsled to a walk, and his partner died. A perfect crime—no chance to get caught!"
"Day of the Druid" by Knut Enferd
"Be'al, all-powerful god, drank the blood of his victims. Would Gaar be able to save Marna, whom Be'al kept in eternal sleep, and avenge her people?"
"The Invader" by Alfred Coppel
"Invading Earth was going to be a cinch, the Triomed scout decided. But to make certain he must study its inhabitants—as one of them!"
The Colonists by Raymond F. Jones
"If historical precedent be wrong—what qualities, then, must man possess to successfully colonize new worlds? Doctor Ashby said: "There is no piece of data you cannot find, provided you can devise the proper experimental procedure for turning it up." Now—about the man and the procedure...."
"The Ordeal of Colonel Johns" by George H. Smith
"Colonel Johns, that famous Revolutionary War hero, had the unique—and painful—experience of meeting his great-great-great-great granddaughter. Now maybe you can't change history, but what's there to prevent a soldier from changing his mind about the gal he is going to marry?"
"The Next Time We Die" by Robert Moore Williams
"We journey to far places, driven on by ideals. We fight for lost causes, sacrificing our lives because the things we fight for seem worthwhile. But are we right? Are they worth being killed over? Perhaps. Then again, maybe we'll know better—The Next Time We Die."
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