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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.

The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade

Arm of the Law

by Harry Harrison

At one time—this was before the Robot Restriction Laws—they'd even allowed them to make their own decisions....

Piper in the Woods

by Philip K. Dick

Earth maintained an important garrison on Asteroid Y-3. Now suddenly it was imperiled with a biological impossibility—men becoming plants!

Dream Days

by Kenneth Grahame

The further adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in the English countryside in the late nineteenth century. Sequel to "The Golden Age.".

Think Yourself to Death

by Stephen Marlowe

If you've never read a Johnny Mayhem story before, you are in for a treat. Johnny, who wears different bodies the way ordinary people wear clothes, is one of the most fascinating series characters in science...

The Rats in the Walls

Herbert West: Reanimator

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 Tree of Life

by Catherine Lucille Moore

A gripping tale of the planet Mars and the terrible monstrosity that called its victims to it from afar—a tale of Northwest Smith.

The $30,000 Bequest and other short stories

The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation

by Louisa May Alcott

A christmas story from the writer of Little Women.

A Simple Soul

by Gustave Flaubert

"A Simple Heart", also called Un cœur simple or Le perroquet in French, is a story about a servant girl named Felicité. After her one and only love Théodore purportedly marries a well-to-do woman to avoid...

The Escape

by Poul William Anderson

The effect of the Change was actually rather small—but great enough to make foxes open locked doors, turn a moron into a super-moron, and give Earth a galaxy while its own system fell to pieces under it!

The Cats of Ulthar

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Worms Of the Earth

by Robert Ervin Howard

Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge on the Roman governor Titus Sulla after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who...

A Son of the Sun

by Jack London

A number of lesser-known South Pacific tales.

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.

Children of the Frost

by Jack London

Tales from the Klondike.