The investigation of a deadly alien artifact on the Moon leaves its investigators shattered, broken men—until the perfect man is found to plumb its mysteries.
By the time he was named the third Science Fiction Grand Master in 1977, Clifford D. Simak had already been …
On the run for a crime he didn’t commit, Mitch Walker decides to lay low at a prison work-farm. But he finds himself caught between the jealous owner and his flirty wife…
Ten stories of horror, fantasy, and science-fiction that come bundled in the one Tor/Orb version of I Am Legend. Mostly old magazine reprints; mostly hit or miss.
“Gleaners” by Clifford Simak, “The Upside-Down Captain” by Jim Harmon, “Gravy Train” by Daniel F. Galouye, stories by Ron Goulart, Ray Russell, and Raymond E. Banks.
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.
Will Barrent finds himself shipped to a prison planet with a byzantine social structure promoting the worship of evil, and the use of murder and drugs as tools to gain status and prestige.
After finding a disembodied hand in an airline overnight bag, the 87th’s detectives are tasked with tracking down the body it once belonged to.
Scientists unleash ancient alien monstrosity from the briny deep; it proceeds to go about re-conquering our world via its psychic powers. A B-movie in book form.
Kill Now, Pay Later by Robert Terrall, 35th in the Hard Case Crime series. A well-balanced hardboiled detective caper, but not anything to write home about.