In this world, no one can hide for two hours. Benny Rice has been hiding for 20 years. For billions of people, the Rebirth Institute holds the key to eternal life. But only a tiny minority - less than 1 percent - are selected for rebirth. Benny Rice isn’t one of them. True, he’s got all the necessary traits: compassion, health, energy, potential for creativity. But intelligence tests show he’s a moron - automatically disqualifying him. And then, in the midst of a crisis that threatens more than Benny’s life, his intelligence scores must be reexamined.... And he’s not exactly who he says he is.
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X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
A new race would inherit the Earth. Tormented by neuroses, psychoses, and instability, mankind changed, and two new breeds of humans were born: Normans - devoid of body hair, quiet, rational, hiding a strange new power. And Sexons - wild, animalistic, with lustful urges. And each one was convinced it was Earth’s true heir.
One man’s terrifying journey out of his mind - and into many others! Fletcher was dying. But it wasn’t that simple. His mind refused to follow his body; instead, it moved from brain to brain: young, old, healthy, ill, men, women. But now he found himself in the brain of Charles Searle, the twisted scientist who had altered Fletcher’s mind, leaving him a disembodied personality. Fletcher now shared his brain. And Searle was dying.
""Walk a mile in his shoes", without getting bored?"
Some win. Some lose. Some die. To keep the planet’s population figures stable, Noman authorities devised the Sports - each a test of nerves, skill, and physical fitness. Those found proficient receive medals. Those found wanting, die. Sixty million Nomans died each year in the Sports. Now a human telepath has been sent to Noman by the Universal Order Force. His assignment: Find out who’s rigging the games. Before it’s too late.
Where do you go from Limbo? He has no name and no memory. Awakening in a clearing, he has no tools, weapons, or guide to his new home. As he explores, he finds six gateways. But what lies beyond each of them? He finds a name - Rex - and a companion: Regina. But even as he imagines he has found paradise, the engines of its destruction are beginning to rumble....
Now, courtesy of Starways, Inc., you can take your vacation anywhere…literally anywhere. Starting from the holiday planet of Paradiso, eager tourists can travel to Mars, Venus, or more exotic planets scattered across the stars. But curiously, there’s one trip that Starways seems to discourage people from taking. And naturally that’s the one Ram Burrell is most interested in: a trip to Earth.
The battle for Earth is on! It was not an invasion from space. It was four invasions - simultaneous but each task force led by an Adamite naval commander and a beautiful dark-haired girl. It’s the girls, Tomi, Verne, Gilen, and Pariss, who count most of all in the balance of power. For they are the Cosmic Spies. Earth slept through the opening moves of the game. But when it awoke, battle was finally joined between the two great races of Man. To prove which was human.
The summer of the giants. They weren’t really giants, of course. Just nice young people who’d decided to camp outside the village for the summer. Ordinary - except they were all over six feet tall, a bit too well dressed, and didn’t mix with anyone. No one thought much about them. Until the Night. And then it was too late.
The first visitor to paradise in three centuries! For 300 years, Utopia has been separated from the rest of the galaxy. Now, after intricate negotiations, a single visitor from the Other Worlds is permitted to travel to this strange planet. What Hardy Cronyn finds is stranger than he could have imagined: no marriage, few children, and a population that was effectively immortal. No death, no crime...a true paradise. But then Cronyn discovers the paralyzing fear shared by all Utopia’s inhabitants: If life is eternal, pain will last a long, long time.
A sudden, savage, suicidal, senseless attack. Why are thousands of Tinkers ready, eager, and determined to die in an insane attack on their planetary neighbor, Shan? War consultant Ray Cottrell doesn’t really care; a beautiful young playmate has just jumped into his lap, one of many in a long line. But when he realizes what’s behind the Tinkers’ suicide, he realizes he’s going to have to step in. Because he alone can defeat the Space Sorcerers.