“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 small army of dead soldiers from the World Wars is recruited into a war between two alternate futures, to determine which future has the right to exist. Pulpy action funtime go!
A mutant, alien Orpheus sets out to reclaim his dead Eurydice, with the aid of a musical machete, Jean Harlow, and a Christ-allegory. No, really, this is serious SF.
Super-cultured human gentlemen face extermination at the hands of their insectoid servitor race, who are in full rebellion, sacking each human castle in turn. A fine tale.
In the future, invading reptilians capture and genetically modify humans. In return, the humans capture and breed their own form of “dragons.”
A group of humans flees an authoritarian government to Alpha Centauri, pursued by robotic spaceships. When they arrive, there are aliens about.
Esau Cairn is transported to the savage planet Almuric, where he excels at fighting. When his love interest is captured by winged monsters, Cairn vows revenge.