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The Cosmic Computer
"There are incredible things still undiscovered; most of the important installations were built in duplicate as a precaution against space attack. I know where all of them are.
"But I... More > could find nothing, not one single word, about any giant strategic planning computer called Merlin!"
Nevertheless the leading men of the planet didn't believe him. They couldn't, for the search for Merlin had become their abiding obsession. Merlin meant everything to them: power, pleasures, and profits unlimited.
Conn had known they'd never believe him, and so he had a trick or two up his space-trained sleeve that might outwit even their fabled Cosmic Computer ... if they dared accept his challenge.< Less
One day Jack Holloway, prospector on the planet Zarathustra, finds what seems to be a small monkey with golden fur; these new introductions (for the first brings a family) are tiny hunters, and prove... More > to be curious and capable tool users. Why is this so important to the new human settlers? - Because a planet inhabited by a sapient race cannot be monopolized by the Zarathustra Company.< Less
Murder in the Gunroom
The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion... More > .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict was "death by accident." But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand--better known just as Jeff--private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate the sale of her late husband's collection.< Less
Jack Holloway, a prospector on the planet Zarathustra discovers small furry creatures. These creatures are obviously intelligent, but are they animals or are they sapient? If they are sapient the... More > planet will be declared a protected zone and the company that is developing the planet commercially will lose their exclusive rights to the resources…< Less
ALIENS Stories (15 book Sci-Fi Collection)
Classic alien stories:
The Lani People, J. F. Bone
The Black Star Passes, John W Campbell
Invaders from the Infinite, John Wood Campbell
Indirection, Everett B. Cole
Beyond Lies the Wub, Philip... More > Kindred Dick
The Gift Bearer, Charles Louis Fontenay
Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
The Measure of a Man, Gordon Randall Garrett
The Aliens, Murray Leinster
Operation Terror, Murray Leinster
A Trip to Venus, John Munro
Plague Ship, Andre Norton
Voodoo Planet, Andre Norton
PRoblem, Alan Edward Nourse
Little Fuzzy, Henry Beam Piper< Less