A hock-shop relic leads Tony Gregg on a Journey to Barkut, a riotous land of djinns and sins, dragons and dreams, walking castles and talking sand.
In 1935, Fantasy Magazine was approaching its 3rd Anniversary and editor Julius Schwartz wanted to do something special. He conceived of the idea of a “composite story” (round-robin story) called “The Challenge from Beyond” to commemorate the event.
Murder Madness! Seven Secret Service men had completely disappeared. Another had been found a screaming, homicidal maniac, whose fingers writhed like snakes. So Bell, of the secret “Trade,” plunges into South America after The Master—the mighty, unknown octopus of power whose diabolical poison threatens a continent!
The Covenant – Five famous science-fiction authors pool their talents in this “round-robin” novelette that stretches man almost to the breaking point on the rack of Time and Space. Here is a rare pyrotechnic display of sf writing skills and styles.