is the absorbing story of the struggle between the solar system's two leading civilizations for economic and political control. It is also a gripping and penetrating study of the psychological differences of two men: Professor Rold Theorn, working for a peaceful solution tohe galactic problems, and Senator Callimus, who is using the resources of super-science to whip the people into a mood for total-war. Callimus has at his command all the mediums of propaganda and with the subtle deftness fo a puppet-master he pulls the strings to frighten, cajole and threaten. But Professor Theorn, the Toymaker, creates the uncanny Imaginos and, through the children (who are completely bewiched by the strange, shapeless toys), spreads his doctrine of peace. The incredible effects achieved by the Imaginos and the lurking nearness of the System's total destruction make THE TOYMAKER
a story not easily forgotten.
THE MODEL SHOP is the turbulent tale of some badly-bewildered technicians at North State Laboratories, whose plans are neatly scrambled by unexpected visitor from an unknown future.
In theDEADLY HOST men discover that wierd insects from the mechanical planet Sian are invading Earth, bringing disaster to its crowded cities.
UTILITY relates an intriguing saga of the days of interplanetary trade and the wild schemes of the trading companies who bartar with the queer natives throughout the cosmos.
FORECAST is an exciting depiction of the tremendous problems encountered in tomorrow's world by the intrepid men who must control the climate.
The concluding story in this volume, THE CHILDREN'S ROOM, is a powerful and unforgettable drama of a man and woman who are forced toomake a momentous decision involving the future welfare of the entire human race.
Anyone who enjoys swift-paced, challenging stories of courageous people and their marvelous exploits will treasure this volume of modern science fiction. [from dust jacket]