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Invaders from the Infinite

by John Wood Campbell

The alien spaceship was unthinkably huge, enormously powerful, apparently irresistible. It came from the void and settled on Earth, striking awe into the hearts of all who saw it. Its burden, however, was not...

The Velvet Glove

by Harry Harrison

SF writer and editor Harry Harrison explores a not too distant future where robots—particularly specialist robots who don't know their place—have quite a rough time of it. True, the Robot Equality Act had...

The Penrose Mystery

Room 13

The Legacy of Cain

by Wilkie Collins

When a condemned woman asks the local Minister to take her daughter home, the childless man is touched and finds himself unable to refuse. Yet the prisoner is unrepentant of the murder of her husband. Will her...

Poor Folk

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Written in the form of letters, it recounts a blossoming romance amid St. Petersburg's slums between a middle-aged writer and a much younger seamstress.

R. Holmes & Co.

by John Kendrick Bangs

A collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

The Great Impersonation

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of...

Jury Service

by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross

Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom...

Plague Ship

by Andre Alice Norton

A fast-moving suspense tale, full of unusual detail and unexpected turns. Several highlights make the book really shine: the sunset gorp hunt on the reefs of an oily sea; a raid on an asteroid's emergency station;...

News from Nowhere

by William Morris

News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest,...

The Galaxy Primes

by Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith

The Pleiades was Earth's first starship, and it could travel anywhere instantaneously -- but where it ended up could not be predicted... or even if the ship could return to Earth!

Islands of Space

by John Wood Campbell

"Their space-drive engine shattered the intergalactic barriers"

The Crawling Chaos

Tarzan and the Ant-men

Hellhound of the Cosmos

by Clifford Donald Simak

Dimensional degeneration.

The Shadow of the Wolf

Mr. Brisher's Treasure

The Mirror of Kong Ho

by Ernest Bramah Smith

A lively and amusing collection of letters on western living written by Kong Ho, a Chinese gentleman. These addressed to his homeland, refer to the Westerners in London as barbarians and many of the aids to...

Euthyphro