Frederik Pohl: Stories

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1 The Day of the Boomer Dukes

Foraminifera 9-Hart Bailey's Beam is bored. He relieves that boredom by traveling back in time to sometime before the high radiation levels and after the invention of anesthesia-you know, in case of accidents. He's read of the Mafia in New York City of the 1950s. He think that might be a place to start. He finds five you men, all dressed in same color jacket, and asks directions to the recruiting office of the "dread Camorra." He assures them he has plenty of money in his carry-all...

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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2 The Hated

After space, there was always one more river to cross. the far side of hatred and murder!

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Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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3 The Knights of Arthur

With one suitcase as his domain, Arthur was desperately in need of armed henchmen. for his keys to a kingdom were typewriter keys!

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Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 181| Votes: 9 | Score: 7.39
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4 My Lady Greensleeves

This guard smelled trouble and it could be counted on to come--for a nose for trouble was one of the many talents bred here!

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5 Plague of Pythons

The pythons had entered into Mankind. No man knew at what moment he might be Possessed!

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6 Pythias

Sure, Larry Connaught saved my life--but it was how he did it that forced me to murder him!

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7 Search the Sky

Something Was Very Wrong, Out There Among The Stars...The interstellar transport had touched down on six other colony worlds - and all six had been devoid of human life. Where was everybody? It was almost as if humankind, when separated by cosmic distances from Mother Earth, could not survive.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 368| Votes: 13 | Score: 7.30
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8 Survival Kit

An alien soldier tries to get a guide to take him to his rescue point, but he has managed to pick a con-man. The guide repeatedly tries to steal the alien's pack of goodies, which he recognizes as the titular survival kit, in the hopes of selling it off as advanced tech.

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9 The Tunnel Under the World

Guy Burckhardt woke up screaming out of a dream. It was more real than any dream he had ever had in his life. He could still hear and feel the sharp, ripping-metal explosion, the violent heave that had tossed him furiously out of bed, the searing wave of heat. He sat up convulsively and stared, not believing what he saw, at the quiet room and the bright sunlight coming in the window. He croaked, "Mary?" Pinching yourself is no way to see if you are dreaming.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 180| Votes: 7 | Score: 5.91
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10 Wolfbane

The Earth has forcibly been taken from its orbit. It began with an extra-terrestrial pyramid on top of Mt. Everest. And then a "runaway planet" took the Earth as its binary. And now harsh generations have passed since the inhabitants last saw the light of their sun, Sol. Society has grown rigid. The meek lambs have inherited the Earth, even it's a very poor Earth, indeed.

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Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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