Science Fiction as Propaganda (Editorial) - Robert A.W. Lowndes
(A long commentary by the editor who reflects on propaganda and
instruction as they are touched on by science fiction, probably a
result of the tendency of science fiction in its freedom to take
any subject to its imaginative extreme.)
Beyond the Singing Flame - Clark Ashton Smith
A return to the 1930s imaginary exotic city.
A Single Rose - Jon DeCles
The manufactured unicorn helps the hero to understand the temporal
dimensions of a perfect rose.
Disowned - Victor Endersby
The effect of ball lightening beneath a tree during an electrical storm
had an upside down effect on one man, robbing him of his customary
property of gravity, but his friends and family accommodated the
phenomenon, though the danger to his existence persisted, as he was to
The Last American - J.A. Mitchell
An 1893 story that explores the possibility of the decline of the USA
until the nation ceases to exist by the year 1990. (A precursor to
Planet of the Apes though for other reasons and to other
effect, but giving the reader a chance to see remnants of the nation
that might have existed in the 1890s).
The Man Who Awoke - Laurence Manning
A man experiments with hibernation, his eventual return leaving the
new world inhabitants and himself both amazed and unable to reconcile