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I'm trying to track down a collection of Sci-Fi short stories that I owned in the mid 1980s. Brief descriptions of some of the tales are as follows:

  • Aliens are trying to land on Earth & are in contact with a ground station. Coordinates are given to land but the craft cannot be seen. It turns out the aliens are tiny & can't be seen.
  • An astronaut is in a spaceship heading out into deep space when he hits something. Turns out he has reached the edge of the universe.
  • Boy & girl on another planet. Boys name is alternate spelling of Michael ("Mykyl" ?)

Hopefully someone can help. Cheers

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    I have this one at home - will find out for you this evening – Rory Alsop Mar 14 '12 at 16:42
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The first short story you describe above is "Pictures Don't Lie" by Katherine Maclean. You can find bibliographic data for it here, which should narrow things down considerably. Sorry, but I don't recognise either of the other two stories, so I can't triangulate.

  • Hi Mike, spot on with that one. The story is indeed "Pictures Don't Lie". From the link you supplied, I have narrowed the collection choice down to two books (both covers are familiar to me). I'm going to order both books as there is a posibility the tales I'm remembering are spread across both books. Many thanks for all the help – Mike Mar 15 '12 at 14:26
  • @Mike: Did you ever figure out which book it was? – FuzzyBoots Nov 8 '17 at 16:26

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