Contents
9 • The Scientist As Villain • [Asimov's Editorials] • (1979) • essay by Isaac Asimov
13 • Gift of a Useless Man • (1979) • shortstory by Alan Dean Foster
26 • Mandalay • [Alternities, Inc.] • (1979) • novelette by John M. Ford
55 • The Toroids of Dr. Klonefake • [SF Puzzles] • (1978) • shortstory by Martin Gardner
56 • The Tryouts • [Circus World] • (1978) • shortstory by Barry B. Longyear
72 • A Growing Concern • (1978) • shortstory by Arnie Bateman
74 • Written in Sand • (1979) • shortstory by Rob Chilson [as by Robert Chilson ]
90 • The Man with the Eye • (1978) • shortstory by Phyllis Eisenstein
108 • As Chemist to Chemist • (1970) • shortstory by Isaac Asimov (aka A Problem of Numbers)
113 • Bat Durston, Space Marshal • (1978) • shortstory by G. Richard Bozarth
120 • The Bitter End • [Lord Darcy] • (1978) • novelette by Randall Garrett
156 • The Woman Who Loved the Centaur Pholus • [Anderson] • (1979) • shortstory by Gene Wolfe
167 • On Man's Rôle in the Galaxy • (1978) • essay by R. N. Bracewell
174 • The Thaw • (1979) • novelette by Tanith Lee
196 • Inevitability Sphere • (1978) • shortstory by Jeff Duntemann
205 • Scrap from the Notebooks of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe • (1978) • shortstory by K. W. MacAnn
206 • Wolkenheim Fairday • [Far Stars and Future Times] • (1980) • novelette by Richard S. McEnroe
228 • Ker-Plop • (1979) • novella by Ted Reynolds