The fifth set of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains the following titles: "The Skull" by Phlip K. Dick, "Sam/ This Is You" by Murray Leinster, "Manners of the Age" by Horace Brown Fyfe, "Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper, "Heist Job on Theiser" by Gordan Randall Jarrett, "The Yillian Way" by Keith Laumer, "The Ultimate Vice" by A. Bertram Chandler, "Backlash" by Winston Marks, "Adolescents Only" by Irving Cox, "Project Mastodon" by Clifford Simak, and six more!
"IF YOU LIKE BIG BOSSOMY BLONDES"
In "Giants from Eternity", scientist Oliver Norfleet and his buddy Spencer DuPogue turn to history's greatest scientific minds to stop a mysterious red blight that is growing around the site of a meteor crash and consuming everything in its path. In "Lords of Atlantis", Atlantis had once been ruled by the Titans, who were replaced by the red-skinned, red-haired Martians Zeus, Hera, Athena, and others. In "City on the Moon", the Earth shuttle's moon-based landing mechanism is destroyed by an avalanche.
Harry Shaw performs this classic science fiction from master writer Murray Leinster. Something lurks in the depths of the Luzon Deep off the Philippine Islands. Something unearthly. Perhaps sinister. Entire ships disappear. Schools of fish go mad. Denizens of the deep come to the surface, perhaps on a mission. But from what? And why? Radar expert Terry Holt and the crew of the Esperance seek answers to these questions, and perhaps don’t want to the know the truth.
A primitive band of humans, the survivors of 40 generations of a crashed space liner, struggle to survive on a planet where giant insects rule, the result of an incomplete seeding experiment because of a lost punch card. Separated from his tribe, young Burl, the main character of the story, begins to think in new ways and eventually leads his people to a better life. The audiobook is particularly interesting in that it has almost no dialogue between the characters, yet is so well written that you don't care.
A dilemma in the Nebula! Two spaceships meet in deep space. How do they establish trust, not only between their two crews, but also between their home worlds? A classic puzzle. The only way to warn home would be to return, and how do you know you were not being followed? Trade would be desirable, but how can you base an exchange of knowledge on unfounded trust?
"One of the Best Sci-Fi Short Stories I Have Read"
A shipwrecked crew finds evidence of a long-dead space-traveling civilization. Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 20, 1950.
"Another Good Story by Murray Leinster"
Volume 6 contains the following 21 stories: "Perchance to Dream" by Richard Stockham, "Father Image" by Robert Silverburg, "Tree, Spare That Woodman" by Dave Dryfoos, "Disaster Revisited" by Darius John Granger, "Subversive" by Mack Reynolds, "The Stutterer" by R. R. Merliss, "Infinite Intruder" by Alan E. Nourse, "A Bottle of Old Wine" by Richard O. Lewis, "B12's Moon Glow" by Charles A. Sterns, "A Logic Named Joe" by Murray Leinster, and many more.
"Another good one in this series."
When machines can answer any question, are there some questions that shouldn't be asked? Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on December 28, 1955.
Murray Leinster, whose real name was William Fitzgerald Jenkins, was an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. In The Pirates of Ersatz, he presents a fast-paced, light-hearted adventure story with a touch of Monty Python and much derring-do.
Murray Leinster's science fiction stories typically dealt with themes of frustration with human frailty and its limitations, cynicism vs. idealistic ethics and romance. When a mysterious alien spacecraft lands in a lake in Colorado and the invaders begin using a parylyzing ray that no one can understand or stop, it takes an ingenious man like Lockley to save the girl and solve the mystery of the aliens.
There's an emergency on Dara and Calhoun, an Interstellar Medical Serviceman, feels duty-bound to respond. But Dara is under quarantine. And if Calhoun goes there, he'll be targeted as a plague-carrier - who can be shot on sight. Will Calhoun risk everything for a planet that's taboo?
Big Jake Connors is taking over his town through violence, intimidation and bribery but Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald can only grind his teeth in frustration. The gangsters seem to have everything going their way until the day that a little dry cleaning establishment declines their offer of 'protection' and strange things start to happen. Murray Leinster gives us another wonderful product of 'what if' from his limitless imagination to enjoy in this gem of a story. Listen and smile.
"Decent, But Not Great"
An impulsive action, on his part? Hardly. Bron Hoddan went to the ship that landed on his native planet of Zan, the ship whose heartless crew was intent on lining up all his relatives for execution... and he stowed away.Bron had planned it all long before, hoping to escape to the planet Walden, a place of wealth and peace where he might have a chance to prove himself as an electrical engineer, then find the beautiful wife of his dreams.
"just a good story"
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.
This novelette from 1931 involves a mathematical physicist whose theories get applied by an experimenter. He and his beautiful daughter get trapped in an alternate dimension with “bad guys” called the Ragged Men. A mathematical genius is called in to find a way to rescue them while fending off a crooked lab assistant and a gangster who wants the technology for his own purposes.
The remorseless aggressors had everything in the galaxy on their side - except the little idiosyncrasies of the human mind. The brutal Mekinese have launched a surprise attack on the helpless planet Kandar. The only hope: the unusual abilities of Talents, Incorporated. Science meets psi in this classic tale by Murray Leinster.
"Fun Space Opera, Poorly read"
Murray Leinster, whose real name was William Fitzgerald Jenkins, was an award-winning American writer of Science Fiction. Among other things, he is credited with the invention of "parallel universe" stories and in 1956 he won prestigious Hugo Award for Best Novelette. Leinster wrote over 1,500 short stories in his career and two of the best, "First Contact" and "The Aliens", deal with humanities first encounter with an alien race.
"Good without being great"
The Moklins long to be just like Earthlings. But is imitation the best form of flattery? Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on June 12, 1956.
This is the story of the Space Platform, the first orbiting space station that will serve as launching pad for man’s journey to other planets and the stars. But sinister forces oppose its launching, and will resort to sabotage and murder to stop it! A classic science fiction tale by master Murray Leinster.