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A Dream of Armageddon

The Scarlet Citadel

The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade

With a Little Help

by Cory Doctorow

With a Little Help is my first serious experiment in self-publishing. I’ve published many novels, short story collections, books of essays and so on with publishers, and it’s all been very good and satisfying...

The People of the Black Circle

Dreams in the Witch-House

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Walter Gilman, a student of mathematics and folklore at Miskatonic University, takes a room in the Witch House, a house in Arkham thought to be accursed. The first part of the story is an account of the history...

In the Penal Colony

by Franz Kafka

The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden as an influence. As in some of Kafka's other writings, the narrator in this...

Shadow

Dagon

Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen

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.

Queen of the Black Coast

The Chronicles of Captain Blood

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

How It Feels To Die, By One Who Has Tried It; and Other Stories

by Grant Allen

This is a collection of stories by Grant Allen, published in various years. The title story is personal. Allen nearly drowned when he fell through the ice while skating as a boy in Canada, and wrote about the...

Love Among the Haystacks

Red Nails

The War Prayer

by Mark Twain

Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town's young men off to war. During...

Love in the Night