Edited by Reginald Bretnor.
- Introduction by Reginald Bretnor
- The Long Watch by Robert A. Heinlein
- Defending the Third Industrial Revolution (essay) by G. Harry Stine
- Old Woman By the Road by Gregory Benford
- Encased in the Amber of Eternity (poem) by Robert Frazier
- Moon Rocks by Tom Purdom
- Lasers, Grasers, and Marxists (essay) by Jerry Pournelle
- Fixed Price War by Charles Sheffield
- Marius by Poul Anderson
- Weapons in Future Warfare (essay) by Roger A. Beaumont and R. Snowden Ficks
- Scenario for the Fall of Night by Roger A. Beaumont
- The Spell of War by Randall Garrett
- Military Vehicles: Into the Third Millennium (essay) by Dean Ing
- The Man in the Gray Weapons Suit by Paul J. Nahin
- Just an Old-Fashioned War Story by Michael G. Coney
- The Private War of Private Jacob by Joe Haldeman
- One Foot in the Grave: Medicine in Future Warfare (essay) by Alan E. Nourse
- Shark by Edward Bryant
- Training by David Langford
- Final Muster by Rick Rubin
Reginald Bretnor (1911–1992) was born in Vladivostok, Siberia. The family moved to San Diego, California, in 1920. He is best known for his invention of the "Feghoot," extremely short stories which end with a pun. Under the pseudonym Grendel Briarton, he penned Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot, a series of shaggy-dog-story SF puns which ran for years in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Venture, and Asimov's Science Fiction. A Feghoot collection was published by Paradox Press (1962) and Mirage Press published two other editions: The Compleat Feghoot and The (Even More) Compleat Feghoot. His final novel was Schimmelhorn's Gold, a collection of Bretnor's stories about an oversexed octogenarian idiot/genius.
Reginald Bretnor. Wikipedia.