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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.

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

Beyond Lies the Wub

by Philip K. Dick

The slovenly wub might well have said: Many men talk like philosophers and live like fools.

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 Nightingale and the Rose

by Oscar Wilde

A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of...

The Men in the back room at the country club

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.".

The $30,000 Bequest and other short stories

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?

Jungle Tales of Tarzan

The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue...

The Invisible Force

by Fred Merrick White

A Story of What Might Happen In the Days to Come, When Underground London is Tunnelled In all Directions for Electric Railways, If an Explosion Should Take Place In One of the Tubes. A short story in the "Doom...

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 Damned Thing

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...

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Emma Orczy

Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about...

Children of the Frost

by Jack London

Tales from the Klondike.

The Velvet Glove

by Harry Harrison

SF writer and editor Harry Harrison explores a not too distant future where robots—particularly specialist robots who don't know their place—have quite a rough time of it. True, the Robot Equality Act had...