Science Fiction As Delight (part 2-editorial) - Robert A.W.
The editor resumes his discussion of science fiction, emphasizing the
aspects that can delight the reader.
The Pygmy Planet - Jack Williamson
It was a desperate interrupted phone call that allowed our
adventure-seeking hero to deduce its origin. He arrived to find the
elvish girl fearing the return of a creature from the miniaturized planet,
a private science creation of her employer. Together, they journeyed to
the planet where they encountered the antagonistic tentacled machine
Destroyers - Greg D. Bear
After interviewing licensed destroyers of specific creeds, the writer
applied for his own license to destroy, in this case, the ones he personally
The City of Sleep - Laurence Manning
The continuing saga (3rd in a series of 5) of a man who travels through
time, one-way only, by means of suspended animation. In this time period,
10,000 A.D. the people mostly just sleep and dream.
Echo - William F. Temple
The opposing Venusian and Terrestrial bodies, where the 3-month old Echo
gets to become and experience a real man on Earth, learning his
appearance, experiences, and exhibiting his mannerisms.
Plane People - Wallace West
It appeared like a giant comet, heading for the earth, but was flat.
They soon discovered, when it appeared as if something had happened to the
moon, that they were now aboard this celestial object, and were in fact
observing the Earth as it took them away from their home planet. It was
inhabited and would cause them grief, but there was always the hope they
might build transportation to return one day.