This ninth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories is a little unusual, in that it includes a few stories that are not really that short, bordering on novellas. Titles include: "The Concrete Mixer" by Ray Bradbury, "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, "Bedside Manner" by William Morrison, "The Inferiors" by Mari Wolf, "The Aggravation of Elmer" by Robert Arthur, "Conquest over Time" by Michael Shara, "The Virgin of Valkarion" by Poul Anderson, "No Charge for Alterations" by H. L. Gold.
The third volume of this popular series includes 23 classic stories from popular authors such as the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and L. Frank Baum.
"My 7 year old loves this book too!"
More thrilling stories from this popular series. Titles include: "The Last Days of Earth" by George C. Wallace, "Contamination Crew" by Alan E. Nourse, "The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones, "A Traveler in Time" by August Derleth, "The Colonists" by Raymond F. Jones, "Doubletake" by Richard Wilson, "Stamped Caution" by Raymond Z. Gallon, "Success Story" by Robert Turner and "Disqualified" by Charles L. Fauntenay.
"Someone's eight year old fiddled with sound board"
In this story a galactic empire of thousands of planets has been at peace for hundreds of years. Production all across the empire is regulated to keep markets and economies stable. With this kind of system in place, why is there suddenly a plot to overthrow the current emperor, and who is behind it?
What qualities are needed to leave Earth behind and never return? To start life anew on a far off planet? A desire to leave and never return? A pioneer spirit? How would you select someone to take that trip? Dr. Ashby believes in testing but are his parameters correct? "The Colonists" seeks to answer those questions and the reply may not be what you would expect.