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The Guardians

by Irving Cox

It’s not always “The Truth shall set you free!” Sometimes it’s “Want of the Truth shall drive you to escape!” And that can be dangerous!

The Dark World

by Henry Kuttner

World War II veteran Edward Bond's recuperation from a disastrous fighter plane crash takes a distinct turn for the weird when he encounters a giant wolf, a red witch, and the undeniable power of the need-fire,...

Quest of the Golden Ape

by Randall Garrett & Stephen Marlowe

How could this man awaken with no past—no childhood—no recollection except of a vague world of terror from which his mother cried out for vengeance and the slaughter of his own people stood as a monument...

Sultana's Dream

by Roquia Sakhawat Hussain

Sultana's Dream is a classic work of Bengali science fiction and one of the first examples of feminist science fiction. This short story was written in 1905 by Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, a Muslim feminist, writer...

The Defenders

by Philip K. Dick

No weapon has ever been frightful enough to put a stop to war--perhaps because we never before had any that thought for themselves!

The Great Stone of Sardis

by Frank R. Stockton

A double adventure written at the end of the 19th century, somewhat in the theme of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth, telling of a submarine trip in...

The Skull

by Philip K. Dick

Conger agreed to kill a stranger he had never seen. But he would make no mistakes because he had the stranger's skull under his arm.

The World with a Thousand Moons

by Edmond Moore Hamilton

Grim death was the only romance to be found on this world that boasted a thousand moons.

The Big Time

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1958

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

You can't know there's a war on—for the Snakes coil and Spiders weave to keep you from knowing it's being fought over your live and dead body!

Anno Domini 2071

by Pieter Harting

A speculative novelette predicting some changes in the world 200 years into the future from the year 1871, written by a noted Dutch scientist, originally published in the Dutch language, the author hiding himself...

Diplomatic Immunity

by Robert Sheckley

He said he wasn't immortal—but nothing could kill him. Still, if the Earth was to live as a free world, he had to die.

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

by Cory Doctorow

Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of...

2 B R O 2 B

by Kurt Vonnegut

2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been “cured” and population control is mandated and administered by the government.

The Men in the back room at the country club

Looking Further Backward

by Arthur Dudley Vinton

China invades the United States to restore US capitalism in the year 2020 in this dystopian 1890 sequel to Edward Bellamy's 1888 novel Looking Backward. Vinton's novel is written as a series of lectures delivered...

Star Maker

by William Olaf Stapledon

Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to...

Twelve Times Zero

by Howard Browne

It was a love-triangle murder that made today's headlines but the answer lay hundreds of thousands of light years away!

The Ego Machine

by Henry Kuttner

When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in optimum ecology—don't do it! After all, who wants to argue like Disraeli or live like Ivan the Terrible?

Mr. Spaceship

by Philip K. Dick

A human brain-controlled spacecraft would mean mechanical perfection. This was accomplished, and something unforeseen: a strange entity called— Mr. Spaceship.

The Shadow out of Time

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

"The Shadow Out of Time" indirectly tells of the Great Race of Yith, an extraterrestrial species with the ability to travel through space and time. The Yithians accomplish this by switching bodies with hosts...