Collected her are five fantastic stories by Algis Budrys, Frank Herbert, Robert Sheckley, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and Jamie Wild.The Stoker and the StarsWhen youve had your ears pinned back in a bowknot, its sometimes hard to remember that an intelligent people has no respect for a whipped enemy … but does for a fairly beaten enemy.Missing LinkThe Romantics used to say that the eyes were the windows of the Soul. A good Alien Xenologist might not put it quite so poetically … but he can, if hes sharp, read a lot in the look of an eye!Bad Medicine Elwood Caswell walked rapidly down Broadway with a loaded revolver hidden in his coat pocket. He didnt want to use the weapon, but feared he might anyhow. This was a justifiable assumption, for Caswell was a homicidal maniac. BR02BGot a problem? Just pick up the phone. It solved them all-and all the same way!