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Doctor Wortle's School

John Caldigate

The Wealth of Echindul

by Noel Miller Loomis

Though he carried with him the loot of the ages, who in The Pass—that legalized city of vice and corruption—would dare risk his neck to help Russell, the Hard Luck Man of the Swamps?

His Own People

Edison's Conquest of Mars

by Garrett Putman Serviss

Historically, the work is one of the earliest to employ the interplanetary theme. It is the first to portray a battle fought by space craft in the airless void; and possibly the first also to propose the use...

What Need of Man?

by Harold Calin

Bannister was a rocket scientist. He started with the premise of testing man's reaction to space probes under actual conditions; but now he was just testing space probes—and man was a necessary evil to contend...

What Goes Around

The Man Who Found Out

The Hands

by Richard Sternbach

The story of the creation, in all its majesty, was written in six hundred words. Will the destruction be told as briefly?

South Moon Under

Interspecies Communication

Eyelid Movies

by Will McIntosh

What would you do if your dreams were hacked?

The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells

Silas Lapham goes from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility is the center of this tale. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but lacks social standards, a failure which he attempts to...

The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore

Nibsy's Christmas

by Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

The Brink of Infinity

The Raid on the Termites

by Paul Frederick Ernst

Armed with splinters of steel, two ant-sized men dare the formidable mysteries of a termitary.

Breakaway

by Stanley Gimble

She surely got her wish ... but there was some question about getting what she wanted.

The Pygmies

Sugar Plum

by Reginald Bretnor

If not for two items, this would be a funny story—the Atomic Age brought back the 1925 vogue, and inhibition is not shatter-proof.