An alien spore infects a homeless alcoholic, first steps towards infecting and dominating the world… but it expected to face a hive-mind, not a species of individuals.
For the first time in centuries, someone has committed premeditated murder—almost unthinkable in an age of telepathy. Psychic detective Lincoln Powell will risk it all to meet out justice.
In the span of his fifty-five year career, Clifford Simak penned some of the most iconic science fiction ever written: …
By the time he was named the third Science Fiction Grand Master in 1977, Clifford D. Simak had already been …
Mankind uses abandoned alien spacecraft to explore the unknown, which often leads to disastrous consequences—or, in a few cases, to wealth beyond measure.
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.
Kinnall Darival, exiled prince, risks all to spread love and the self, hoping to revert his world from a culture of self-denial and the repression of emotion.
Frederik Pohl’s “The Man Who Ate the World,” serial installment of Alfred Bester’s “The Stars My Destination,” stories by Robert Silverberg, E.C. Tubb, and Lester del Rey.
Poul Anderson’s “Outpost of Empire,” Robert Silverberg’s “King of the Golden World,” Larry Niven’s “Handicap,” plus Fritz Leiber, John Brunner, Harry Harrison, and more.
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.
A running theme for Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine was for Ed Emsh to paint a thematic holiday cover for the December issue. The only two years this tradition was skipped were 1952 and 1955. Given the time of year, it seemed properly thematic to showcase all eight, plus a a few other related covers for Astounding and F&SF.