Dark Moon - Charles Willard Diffin
A 1930s future story, which takes place in 1973, when New York City is
covered in flat-roofed buildings that allow the many kinds of flying crafts
to land and park. A dark moon approaches the earth, disrupting it with a
shudder, and eventually we are treated to a visit to the heavenly body where
a variety of fauna include a Bug-eyed-monster, or something almost its
Art or Artiness (feature editorial) - Lester del Rey
A speech delivered to a 1967 Science Fiction Convention by guest editor and
author, lester del Rey, on the subject of stories of delight versus stories
The Eld - Miriam Allen deFord
The Eld of each province who is chosen at birth or even
slightly before is required not to die before his successor is chosen, in
order to pass on and authorize all works of art and learning. This time, he
died too soon, having committed suicide, but had made the fortunate
arrangement for a girl friend to be pregnant with the province's next
The Eternal Man - D.D. Sharp
The self-styled scientist, with his formidable array of test tubes and other
laboratory paraphernalia, has for many years sought to understand and master
immortality, and soon he is making some progress. Experiments on a rat
proved successful, though it appeared quite paralyzed, until the final
ingredient was discovered. But then there was an accident and the scientist
himself, followed in the footsteps of the rat.
The Maiden's Sacrifice - Edward D. Hoch
A suggestion of alternate motive for the Aztecs and their sacrificial habits
that may not be what we originally suspected of them.
First Fandom (non-fiction feature) - Robert A. Madle
(Some historical notes on science fiction fans and their desire to organize
Why the Heavens Fell - Epaminondas T. Snooks, D.T.G.
A tongue-in-cheek story of a mad scientist and his influence on the world
until the final downfall of a nation.
(The author was C.P. Mason, an associate editor of Gernsback Publications,
Wonder Stories. The D.T.G. means "Don't Tell Gensback.")