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Appearing in "The Thing Hunts for Me!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Alien (Unnamed) (Only in flashback)

Antagonists:

  • Old Man (Unnamed) (Main story and flashback) (Death)

Other Characters:

  • Marge (Mentioned)
  • Landlady (Unnamed)
  • Edgar Allan Poe (Mentioned)
  • Doctor (Unnamed)
  • NYPD
    • Police Officer (Unnamed)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Flying Saucer (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "The Thing Hunts for Me!"

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A woman rents a room in a boarding house and the old man in the room next to her tells her a strange story. He says that he witnessed an alien emerge from a flying saucer and that the monster pursued him in order to eliminate the sole witness to his arrival. The old man eluded capture and has been in hiding ever since. With his heart, he feels that he does not have much time left, and he needed to pass on the story to someone. There is loud knocking at the door, and the man panics thinking the beast has found him at last, and his heart gives out. The knocking was only another neighbor. The woman expresses relief that the man died of natural causes and then slowly transforms into the alien hunter "as it would have been dangerous in a house full of humans to have to kill him myself."



Appearing in "The Flying Saucer That Was"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystery Tales #12.

Featured Characters:

  • George Ridley

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "The Flying Saucer That Was"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystery Tales #12.

A teacher frantically tries to convince people that he saw aliens, but it turns out that they are friendly and make him their ambassador.

Appearing in "The Man Who Shrunk the World!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Rabbit
  • Mountain Lion

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • Time Machine
  • Cobalt Bombs (Mentioned)
  • X-32 Reducing Gas
  • Antidote Gas

Synopsis for "The Man Who Shrunk the World!"

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In the year 5000 Roderick Kane, who looks like Paste Pot Pete, travels back to 1961 in order to conquer the population with shrinking gas. When he tests it upon himself, he finds he has put the cork stopper too tightly in the antidote bottle and has become too small to uncork it. He shrinks out of sight.



Appearing in "Somewhere Sits a Lama"

Featured Characters:

  • Thief (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Temple Monks
    • Lama
    • Other Monks (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • Villager (Unnamed)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Earth
    • Asia
      • Village (Unnamed)
      • Temple (Unnamed)

Synopsis for "Somewhere Sits a Lama"

A thief wanting to gain eternal life sneaks into a temple that holds its secret. He hears to monks talking that eternal life is behind a door and so the thief enters. Once inside the room he only sees a lama sitting down in the empty room. The thief orders the lama to tell him the secret of eternal life. The lama asks the thief to sit and he will tell him. Once he does the lama explains that those in this room will have eternal life as long as they remain seated but if they move they will die and only when someone else takes their place can they move freely. The lama leaves and the theif remains questioning if he should move or not.

Appearing in "Inside the Flying Saucer!"

Featured Characters:

  • Martians

Supporting Characters:

  • Fictional Aliens (On-screen)
  • Fictional Martians (On-screen)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • "The Invaders" (Movie)

Synopsis for "Inside the Flying Saucer!"

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This story shows an ordinary movie crowd reacting to a film of alien invasion. When the film ends, the people gather their coats and belongings to go home. The Earth is depicted in the night sky and the reader realizes the story took place on Mars.



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