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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes #8

by Arthur Conan Doyle

The last twelve stories written about Holmes and Watson, these tales reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written. Some of the sharpest turns of wit in English literature are contrasted...

The Coffin Cure

by Alan Nourse

Dr. Coffin's cure for the common cold.

Tom Swift and His Wireless Message

Danger in Deep Space

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #233

by Carey Rockwell

Tom Corbett and his friends, Astro and Roger Manning, participate in the most daring undertaking in all space history. While on an experimental trip in the Polaris to test out some new equipment they and Captain...

The Stoker and the Stars

by Algis Budrys

When you've had your ears pinned back in a bowknot, it's sometimes hard to remember that an intelligent people has no respect for a whipped enemy... but does for a fairly beaten enemy.

Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat

Stand by for Mars!

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #232

by Carey Rockwell

Calling all boys and girls to Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and all points in outer space -- You, too, can be a part of the group of daring adventurers from the Space Academy who travel to mysterious lands in outer...

The Stars, My Brothers

by Edmond Moore Hamilton

He was afraid--not of the present or the future, but of the past. He was afraid of the thing tagged Reed Kieran, that stiff blind voiceless thing wheeling its slow orbit around the Moon, companion to dead worlds...

The Revolt on Venus

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #236

by Carey Rockwell

For the young cadets of the famous Space Academy Polaris unit a month's leave would seem to be a perfect time for rest. But they have other ideas when they plan a trip to the jungles of Venus. There they hope...

Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout

The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a "monstrous...

Sweet Their Blood and Sticky

by Albert Teichner

They weren't human--weren't even related to humanity through ties of blood--but they were our heirs!

Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera

Tom Swift and His Air Glider

Tom Swift #201

by Victor Appleton

Far ranging adventures through the sky over Russia, as Tom and his friends search for the lost Platinum mines...

Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

Tom Swift #196

by Victor Appleton

Barcoe Jenks, the nervous and eccentric financier, enlists Tom's aid to travel to Colorado and determine the method of making artificial (and perfect!) gemstones -- the secret of this method having been used...

Tom Swift in Captivity

Tom Swift #202

by Victor Appleton

The story opens with Tom complaining that life lacks adventure. It's been a while since they returned from Siberia, and a fresh Adrenaline fix is needed to take the edge off sitting around and reading books...

Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice

Treachery in Outer Space

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #237

by Carey Rockwell

When Tom Corbett and his two pals are assigned to monitor the three giant spaceships which are entered in the most famous race in all space history, an adventure begins which is bound to make your blood tingle....

The Native Soil

The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?