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The Fourth Galaxy Reader

Edited by H.L. Gold

Cover artist: Richard Powers

Publisher: Perma

Pub year: 1960

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

Fifteen imaginative stories that probe beyond the range of the swiftest traveling rocket!

Back cover text

for a fabulous journey of exploration into the worlds of the imagination and the future, where man is pitted against the new, the unknown, the unpredictable.

stellar stories in a pocket-sized rocket capsule that makes Cape Canaveral look like ancient history. Here are fifteen top stories from Galaxy Magazine, selected by veteran science-fictioneer H.L. Gold.

a perfect shoot with all stages functioning, soaring into the realm where tomorrow becomes today. Here's a payoff load for anyone who's ever heard of science — or fiction!

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Interior text

Trial by machine!

"The trial is over, O Earth Monster," the buglike Venusian announced. "The Justice Machine has reached its decision."

"It has, has it? Well, it's about time. I've been delayed long enough." Jiminez turned and started for the door.

But he didn't make it. The Justice Machine flared in blinding colors and spun swiftly to come between him and the door.

"Hey!" cried Jiminez, more surprised than angry. "Now what's the matter?"

The Venusian coughed apologetically — at least his dorsal chitin made a faint popping sound that must have been the equivalent of a cough.

He said regretfully, "O Earth Monster, the Justice Machine has found you guilty."