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Mr. Brisher's Treasure

Dead Men's Money

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

Nothing is what it seems, and dead bodies abound in this classic 1920 murder mystery from the British crime author and journalist, J.S. Fletcher.

Missing Link

by Frank Herbert

"Missing Link" is vintage Frank Herbert. It tells the story of Lewis Orne, junior I-A field man, on the planet Gienah III. He is there to investigate a missing ship, and the natives are nothing but trouble...

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

The Princess and the Goblin

by George MacDonald

Princess Irene and her newfound friend Curdie battle the goblin king and queen, along with their foul son Prince Froglip, and save the kingdom with old mining knowledge, some thread, and the help of Irene's...

The Man Who Came Early

by Poul William Anderson

How rarely science-fiction writers succeed in creating a wholly alien culture may be judged from any adequate study of an earthly culture of a time or place which does not form part of our direct heritage. S.F's...

Great Astronomers:  John Flamsteed

by Robert Stawell Ball

John Flamsteed (1646-1719) was an English astronomer, a contemporary of Isaac Newton, and the first Astronomer Royal in charge of the newly built observatory at Greenwich, England (1676). Although he made no...

The Lifted Veil

by George Eliot

The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence...

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton

by Wardon Allan Curtis

A collection of 15 fantasy short stories, similar to the "Arabian Nights", set in Chicago.

The Red One

by Jack London

Features the haunting title novella, well worth comparing to Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."

Great Astronomers: John Pond

by Agnes Mary Clerke

John Pond (1767–1836) was appointed as 6th Astronomer Royal in February 1811, succeeding Dr. Nevil Maskelyne. Of a mild and unassuming character, Pond neither sought nor attained a popular reputation. His...

The Bridge of the Gods

by Frederic Homer Balch

This tale of the Indians of the far West has fairly earned its lasting popularity, not only by the intense interest of the story, but by its faithful delineations of Indian character.

Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis

In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) perfectly captures the sound, the feel, and the attitudes of the generation that created the...

Little Fuzzy

by Henry Beam Piper

The chartered Zarathustra Company had it all their way. Their charter was for a Class III uninhabited planet, which Zarathustra was, and it meant they owned the planet lock stock and barrel. They exploited it,...

Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith

Short book of Clark Ashton Smith's early poetry.

The After House

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

When three people are murdered on a yacht everyone must watch their back as the murderer is still on board. But who is it?

Maggie, a Girl of the Streets

by Stephen Crane

Regarded as the first work of unalloyed naturalism in American fiction. The story of Maggie Johnson a young woman who, seduced by her brother's friend and then disowned by her family, turns to prostitution.

Triplanetary

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...

Toy Shop

by Harry Harrison

The gadget was strictly, beyond any question, a toy. Not a real, workable device. Except for the way it could work under a man's mental skin....