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Contents
The Idealists via John W. Campbell, Jr.
Shock Treatment via J. Francis McComas
Man of Parts by way of H. L. Gold
The nice Devon Mystery via Raymond J. Healy
Balaam via Anthony Boucher
Genius of the Species by way of Reginald Bretnor
Compound B by means of David Harold Fink
The chook or the Egghead through Frank Fenton
Overture through Kris Neville

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