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Fire-Tongue

by Sax Rohmer

An impossible murder, an occult detective tale, and a tale within a tale -- with a solution suggested by Harry Houdini.

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...

The Music of Erich Zann

The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow

by Anna Katharine Green

A woman's body is found in a museum gallery with an arrow through her chest, so all of the other visitors are locked inside while the crime is investigated.

Condemned as a Nihilist

by G. A. Henty

There are few difficulties that cannot be surmounted by patience, resolution, and pluck, and great as are the obstacles that nature and the Russian government oppose to an escape from the prisons of Siberia,...

Burning Daylight

by Jack London

A tale of the Klondike Goldrush and the corrupting influence of high stakes capitalism.

The Abysmal Brute

by Jack London

A prize fighter faces the corruption of civilization and finds redemption in the wilds of California.

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

The Seventh Man

In the Clutch of the War-God

by Milo Milton Hastings

FOREWORD: In this strange story of another day, the author has ''dipped into the future'' and viewed with his mind's eye the ultimate effect of America's self-satisfied complacency, and her persistent refusal...

The Lady in the Looking-Glass

Creatures That Once Were Men

by Maxim Gorky

A collection of short stories with an introduction by G.K. Chesterton.

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....

Winter Dreams

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales

by Giraldus Cambrensis

A mediaeval Norman-Welsh cleric recounts his adventures travelling through his homeland, recruiting for the Third Crusade.

Fifty Years Hence, or What May Be in 1943

by Robert Grimshaw

"Fifty Years Hence" is a quasi-fictional work by Robert Grimshaw, a professional engineer, with the intent of making a serious prediction of America's technological future, using engineering knowledge from his...

Spell of Intrigue

The Dance of Gods #2

by Mayer Alan Brenner

Any interesting scheme will have more than a single motivation. Were they pawns in the power games of gods or players in a no-spells-barred contest between mortals and masters?

Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces

by Thomas W. Hanshew

An ex-cracksman turned Scotland Yard detective, Cleek's slim and faultlessly dressed form is topped by an india-rubber-like face, of which he has remarkable control. With the power to distort and transform his...

The Thunder Bird

The Allowable Rhyme