By Craig A. Falconer

Extraterrestrial beings exist, the govt. is aware, and Dan McCarthy simply stumbled on the evidence.

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing proof of the conspiracy to finish all conspiracies -- a top-level alien cover-up -- he leaks the documents with out a moment concept.

The brilliant fact published through Dan’s leak instantly captures the public’s mind's eye, yet Dan’s relentless dedication to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure fast earns him a few enemies in excessive locations.

For his entire existence, Dan McCarthy has hunted for a cause to think. Now that he eventually has one, he could quickly want he didn’t...

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Seligman leaned over, cautiously, to see what he had been coding out. It was a destination verification: USSS 7725, Em 0500 7/22 EARTHPORT ETA 0930 11/5 PROXIMA II. Unfortunately, for the computerman, his estimated time of departure had been indefinitely postponed. Seligman caught just a glimpse of the dead guy’s face before he left the room. It seemed totally unconcerned. Somehow that bothered him. Why wasn’t he worried? Didn’t he care if the ship sailed across deep space to Proxima II? It had been the most wonderful achievement of his race when the first ship had made it.

He asked me if I cared to submit a story. I pulled out “Glowworm” and sent it to him. ” I was awfully hungry. ” Forty dollars. He handed me a check. I damned near fainted. It was published in the February 1956 issue of Infinity, which hit the newsstands on December 27th, 1955-but by that time I’d had two or three stories already appear in sf or detective magazines. But it was my first real sale. That singular, wonderful year, 1955, the first year of writing as a full—time professional, pursuing a craft Dr.

He climbed the ladder into the ship, carefully closing and dogging the port behind him. The chair was ready, webbing flattened back against the deep pile of its seat and backrest. He slid into it and swung the control box down on its scarff armature to a position in front of his face. He drew the webbing across himself and snapped its triple-lock clamps into place. Seligman sat in the ship he had not even bothered to name, fingers groping for the actuator button on the arm of the chair, glowing all the while, weirdly, in the half-light of the cabin.

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