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The Wood Beyond the World

by William Morris

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day...

Martin Hewitt, Investigator

by Arthur Morrison

A collection of 7 detective stories: The Lenton Croft Robberies, The Loss of Sammy Crockett, The Case of Mr. Foggatt, The Case of the Dixon Torpedo, The Quinton Jewel Affair, The Stanway Cameo Mystery & The...

The Zeppelin's Passenger

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: "Never heard a sound," the younger of the afternoon callers admitted, getting rid of his empty cup and leaning forward in his low chair. "No more tea, thank you, Miss Fairclough. Done splendidly, thanks....

The Planet Savers

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley has written some of the finest science fiction in print. She has been away from our pages too long. So this story is in the nature of a triumphant return. It could well be her best to date.

The Hidden Children

Anno Domini 2071

by Pieter Harting

A speculative novelette predicting some changes in the world 200 years into the future from the year 1871, written by a noted Dutch scientist, originally published in the Dutch language, the author hiding himself...

I, Row-Boat

Omnilingual

by Henry Beam Piper

To translate writings, you need a key to the code--and if the last writer of Martian died forty thousand years before the first writer of Earth was born ... how could the Martian be translated...?

The Gap in the Curtain

Advanced Chemistry

by Jack G. Huekels

There is a lot of entertainment and also a great deal of truth in this story. We recommend it highly.

Basil

by Wilkie Collins

A tale of criminality, almost revolting from its domestic horrors.

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 Space Pioneers

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #235

by Carey Rockwell

When Tom Corbett and his Polaris unit mates, Roger and Astro, were assigned to the great expedition of one thousand space ships carrying pioneer colonists billions of miles to the satellite Roald, they did not...

The Country of the Blind

The Black Star Passes

by John Wood Campbell

A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention....First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets....The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders...

Kazan, the Wolf Dog

by James Oliver Curwood

The tale of a "quarter-strain wolf and three-quarters husky" torn between the call of the human and his wild mate.

What Diantha Did

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

First published serially in Gilman's magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful...

The Horse-Dealer's Daughter

Helen Vardon's Confession

by R. Austin Freeman

Through the open door of a library, Helen Vardon hears an argument that changes her life forever. Helen's father and a man called Otway argue over missing funds in a trust one night. Otway proposes a marriage...

The Light of Western Stars

by Zane Grey

A New York society girl buys a ranch which becomes the center of frontier warfare. Her loyal superintendent rescues her when she is captured by bandits. A surprising climax brings the story to a delightful close.