In the aftermath of nuclear war, a man named Jimmon sees all his built-up middle-class resentment explode in civilization’s twilight. Yet Jimmon reaps what he sows…
The tale of two cities facing atomic war—one has a well-practiced Civil Defense group, the other does not. Soviet attack shows them which city had the right idea.
The tale of a viking child stolen away to live with the elves, the murderous changeling left in its place, and the terrible fate which befalls all involved.
Henry answers his door and is beaten to a pulp by a stranger, gets fired from his job, is framed for attempted murder, and his idyllic life plunges into a nightmarish hell.
Collecting a dozen of the earliest stories by Philip K. Dick, including “Beyond Lies The Wub,” “Second Variety,” “The Defenders,” “The Variable Man,” and more.
Poul Anderson’s “Superstition,” Anthony Boucher lists the best SF of 1955; plus Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver, J.B. Priestly, Evelyn Smith, John Vandercook, and Saki.
Everyman Robert Neville is the last surviving human on an Earth overrun by vampires, hordes of living undead spawned by bacterial warfare. Matheson’s most famous work.
Alfred Bester’s “Fondly Fahrenheit;” Zenna Henderson’s “Gilead;” Charles Beaumont’s “Quadriopoticon;” Manly Wade Wellman’s “Little Black Train;” stories by Richard Brookbank, Kay Rogers, and Doris P. Buck.
A collection of a dozen short stories and novelettes by satirical mastermind Robert Sheckley, from his work in the middle 1950s for Galaxy and F&SF.
Down on his luck everyman, on the way to the hospital to meet up with his pregnant wife, is abducted by a gun-toting maniac and forced to ride along with him across the city. Tense dread ensues.
“He met a stranger – She said she was his wife.” A slick little tale about a man who wakes up with everyone thinking he’s somebody else. There’s a lurking shooter off in the woods, and a redheaded Tomboy, and some Red menace.