Science Fiction As Delight (part 3-editorial) - Robert A.W.
Continuation of his ongoing editorial on the delight aspects of science
fiction: invention, characterization, richness, and reward.
The Hell Planet - Leslie F. Stone
The return journey to Vulcan, the theorized planet between the Sun and
Mercury where a rare insulator metal can be mined, an impossible, but
well-written 1930s tale.
The Dragon-Kings (verse) - L. Sprague de Camp
The durability of the dinosaurs compared with the potential for
the hairless apes (us) to survive the ages.
The Individualists - Laurence Manning
The fourth of five in the series of a man who travels through time by
suspended animation, this time awakening in 20,000 A.D. to a new and
curious social structure.
More Than One Way - Burt K. Filer
The machine could adjust evolutionary possibilities, try them out,
enabling the viewers to see which would die and which would survive, all
designed to overcome an otherwise superior alien species that had
manifested and overwhelmed the Earth.
The Invulnerable Scourge - John Scott Campbell
His specialty was bugs and his interest was the balance of Nature, so
for theoretical reasons, in a discussion with a professor colleague, he
bred a super bug that had both superior offensive and defensive
capabilities. Unfortunately, but predictably, there was an
accident, which it took some time to correct.