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  • "Correspondence Course" (1945) by Raymond F. Jones

    by Raymond F. Jones

    A soldier returning from war subscribes to a correspondence course and opens up a whole new vista of exciting possibilities for himself – and for the world: what a great theme, and what a great story!
    This very classy and evocative tale was first published in the April 1945 issue of Astounding (...)

  • "Uncommon Sense" (1945) by Hal Clement

    by Hal Clement

    This interesting tale of conflict and survival in a hostile and unknown land was first published in the September 1945 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, with the striking illustrations by Williams that we have reproduced here.
    Its author Hal Clement (1922-2003) was a trained astrophysicist (...)

  • "A Matter of Size" (1934) by Harry Bates

    by Harry Bates

    We found this imaginative and rather charming story, about one personable and very resourceful scientist’s encounter with the emissary of a surprisingly-advanced civilization that requires his services for an unnamed but really pretty basic function, in one of the — and one of the best ever — (...)