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Puzzles of the Black Widowers

My first Black Widower story, "The Acquisitive Chuckle," was written in 1971 and was published in the January 1972 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. I had intended it as a one-shot, but Freder...

Fantastic Voyage

PREFACEThis story, which has grown into both a book and film, has several authors, all of whom have contributed to its present form in many different ways. For all of us, it was a long and arduous tas...

The Ugly Little Boy

SNOW HAD COME IN during the night, a fine dusting of it, thin as mist, traveling on the western wind. It was snow that must have come a great distance. The scent of the sea was still on it, rising now...

Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain

He who is needed must learn to endure flattery. 1. "Pardon me. Do you speak Russian?" said the low voice, definitely contralto, in his ear. Albert Jonas Morrison stiffened in his seat. The room was da...

The Stars, Like Dust

The bedroom murmured to itself gently. It was almost below the limits of hearing-an irregular little sound, yet quite unmistakable, and quite deadly. But it wasn't that which awakened Biron Farrill an...

Earth Is Room Enough

Science Fiction Tales of Our Own Planet Dedication: To Those Admirable and Amiable Gendlemen Who First Occasioned the Publication of These Stories: Anthony Boucher... Howard Browne... John Campbell......

The Naked Sun

Stubbornly Elijah Baley fought panic. For two weeks it had been building up. Longer than that, even. It had been building up ever since they had called him to Washington and there calmly told him he w...

The Gods Themselves

The story starts with section 6. This is not a mistake. I have my own subtle reasoning. So just read and, I hope, enjoy. 1 Against stupidity . . . "No good!" said Lamont, sharply. "I didn't get anywhe...

The End of Eternity

Andrew Harlan stepped into the kettle. Its sides were perfectly round and it fit snugly inside a vertical shaft composed of widely spaced rods that shimmered into an unseeable haze six feet above Harl...

The Positronic Man

For Janet and Karen - with much love The tree laws of robotics 1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given...

Banquets of the Black Widowers

SINCE IT WAS Thomas Trumbull who was going to act as host for the Black Widowers that month, he did not, as was his wont, arrive at the last minute, gasping for his preprandial drink. There he was, ha...

Nightfall

TO THE READER Kalgash is an alien world and it is not our intention to have you think that it is identical to Earth, even though we depict its people as speaking a language that you can understand, an...

The Currents of Space

All of the characters in this book are fictious, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. To David, who took his time coming, but was worth waiting for Prolog A ...

The Complete Stories

I have been writing short stories for fifty-one years and I haven't yet quit. In addition to the hundreds of short stories I have published, there are at least a dozen in press waiting to be published...

The Complete Robot

Dedicated To: Marjorie Goldstein David Bearinger Hugh O'Neill For whom books are in progress Introduction By the time I was in my late teens and already a hardened science fiction reader, I had read m...