Author: Jeff Sutton
Cover artist: Uncredited
"Hi honey, it's me. Yeah, can you tell me how to hold these compass thingies again? I'm pinching it between my thumb and forefinger while holding it in midair, but nothing seems to be happening. Uh oh, I gotta go. A miniature Soviet fighter just threw a gigantic numbered spider web over me. I'll see you tonight." [click]
Mmmm, Space Race anxiety. Thank you, Sputnik!