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Alchymical Romance

"O Russet Witch!"

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This short story was first published in the "Metropolitan," and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "When this was written I had just completed the first draft of my second novel,...

Postmark Ganymede

by Robert Silverberg

Consider the poor mailman of the future. To "sleet and snow and dead of night"--things that must not keep him from his appointed rounds--will be added, sub-zero void, meteors, and planets that won't stay put....

Project Mastodon

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton

by Wardon Allan Curtis

A collection of 15 fantasy short stories, similar to the "Arabian Nights", set in Chicago.

Casanova's Alibi

by Rafael Sabatini

Short story originally published as "The Alibi"

The Day of the Boomer Dukes

by Frederik Pohl

Just as medicine is not a science, but rather an art--a device, practised in a scientific manner, in its best manifestations--time-travel stories are not science fiction. Time-travel, however, has become acceptable...

The Four Million

by O. Henry

Written in 1906 when roughly four million people lived in New York City, it opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only "400" people in New York City who were really worth noticing....

The Red One

by Jack London

Features the haunting title novella, well worth comparing to Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."

Black Amazon of Mars

by Leigh Brackett

Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city—with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering...

Perchance to Dream

by Richard Stockham

If you wish to escape, if you would go to faraway places, then go to sleep and dream. For sometimes that is the only way....

The Gods of Pegana

by Lord Dunsany

The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. It was followed by a further collection Time and the Gods and by some stories in The Sword of Welleran...

A Choice of Miracles

by James A. Cox

You're down in the jungle with death staring you in the face. There is nothing left but prayer. So you ask for your life. But wait! Are you sure that's really what you want above all else?

Tales of Three Hemispheres

by Lord Dunsany

Tales of Three Hemispheres is a collection of fantasy short stories by Lord Dunsany. The first edition was published in Boston by John W. Luce & Co. in November, 1919; the first British edition was published...

The Hunted Heroes

by Robert Silverberg

The planet itself was tough enough--barren, desolate, forbidding; enough to stop the most adventurous and dedicated. But they had to run head-on against a mad genius who had a motto: Death to all Terrans!

Forgotten Dragons

by David McGillveray

An action-packed tale of the secretive front lines of Sino-American rivalry.

The Pyramid of Amirah

The Tunnel Under The World

by Frederik Pohl

Pinching yourself is no way to see if you are dreaming. Surgical instruments? Well, yes—but a mechanic's kit is best of all!

The Merchants of Venus

by A.H. Phelps

A pioneer movement is like a building—the foundation is never built for beauty!

World Beyond Pluto

by Stephen Marlowe

Johnny Mayhem, one of the most popular series characters ever to appear in Amazing, has been absent too long. So here's good news for Mayhem fans; another great adventure of the Man of Many Bodies.