“Three Steps to Danger” is a collection of fantastic stories by the North of Gansovsky . Published in the Moscow publishing house " Children's Literature " in 1969 in the series "Library of Adventure and Science Fiction." The collection includes 11 stories.
- The prologue to the collection is the story "Dream" , which describes the story of a guy from Warsaw in 1939 who could fly.
- In the story “House with Golden Windows”, a dancer from a Parisian restaurant encounters newcomers from another planet who are distinguished by great humanity and kindness. The story is distinguished by a strong social theme, an anti-capitalist orientation.
- The story “Contact” , written as a diary of a fifteen-year-old teenager, describes a tragic story related to the fate of the discovery of a way of a person’s long existence under water without any auxiliary means. “Contact” is distinguished by the psychological certainty of the narrator's experiences.
- In the semi-satirical story “Electrical Inspiration” , a case of using a fantastic device that causes an attack of inspiration on one provincial actress is described.
- “The Eighteenth Kingdom” is a story about the tragic fate of an invention that allows you to control insects.
- In the story “But if ...”, our ordinary contemporary finds himself in the world of a communist future.
- The story "Blinding Fredey" is dedicated to the tragedy of a talented inventor in the world of profit.
- One of the most famous stories of the writer, "Polygon" , based on which an animated film of the same name was shot , tells about the invention of a tank that takes aim, focusing on the waves of fear emitted by people.
- The accessible art pamphlet is dedicated to the devaluation of art in the capitalist world.
- The story "Three steps to danger" is original in its idea. In a future mechanistic society of profit, where all people are accustomed to the effects of various kinds of technical means of stimulation, there is an opportunity to break out of big cities, and a group of fugitives overcomes many dangers in order to break free. However, it turns out that this was only an attraction.
- The story “Save December!” Is dedicated to environmental issues.