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The Big Time

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1958

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

You can't know there's a war on—for the Snakes coil and Spiders weave to keep you from knowing it's being fought over your live and dead body!

The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

by Louis Tracy

When John Trenholme, artist, accepted a welcome commission from a magazine editor to journey down to a certain old Hertfordshire village and make a series of sketches of its imperiled beauties, he looked forward...

The Island of Sheep

Black Jack

by Max Brand

The raucous beginning of Brand's Western is traditional: A gunfighter is shot dead in the street. However, when spinster Elizabeth Cornish takes his baby to raise and wagers with her brother that blood will...

The Dragon and the Raven

by G. A. Henty

In this story the author gives an account of the fierce struggle between Saxon and Dane for supremacy in England, and presents a vivid picture of the misery and ruin to which the country was reduced by the ravages...

Under the Sunset

Hawthorne

The Valley of Silent Men

The Safety Pin

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

An elderly man called Deane is murdered in an English town. Inspector Mellapont thinks it's a simple robbery, but others disagree, and Deane's business partner, an attractive young girl named Miss Pretty, offers...

The Sleuth of St. James's Square

by Melville Davisson Post

A collection of 16 mystery short stories: The Thing on the Hearth, The Reward, The Lost Lady, The Cambered Foot, The Man in the Green Hat, The Wrong Sign, The Fortune Teller, The Hole in the Mahogany Panel,...

The Dream

The Iron Man

Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

by Maxim Gorky

A collection of three short stories: Twenty-six and One, Tchelkache & Malva.

The Chronicles of Captain Blood

The Man who bought London

A Bid for Fortune or Dr Nikola's Vendetta

by Guy Newell Boothby

This is the first in Boothby's series of Dr. Nikola novels. It opens with the manager of a fine London restaurant preparing for a dinner reserved in an odd letter originating from Brazil 3 months prior, for...

The Queen of Spades

by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin

Pushkin's story tells of the Russianized German card player, Hermann--an engineer in the army in Russia--who becomes obsessed with the secret of three consecutive winning cards after hearing a story about an...

The Tale

The Epistle to Can Grande

by Dante Alighieri

Dante's letter to Lord Can Grande della Scala, concerning the Divine Comedy in general, the Paradiso in particular, and the method to be used for interpretation.

Genesis

by Henry Beam Piper

Was this ill-fated expedition the end of a proud, old race--or the beginning of a new one? There are strange gaps in our records of the past. We find traces of man-like things--but, suddenly, man appears, far...