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The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. Wells

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife’s nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman’s outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the...

The Hour of Battle

by Robert Sheckley

As one of the Guardian ships protecting Earth, the crew had a problem to solve. Just how do you protect a race from an enemy who can take over a man's mind without seeming effort or warning?

Romola

by George Eliot

Romola (1862–63) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is "a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view"....

Gulliver of Mars

by Edwin Lester Arnold

Many believe that Edgar Rice Burroughs' inspiration to create his world of Barsoom came from this novel. Transported to Mars in a most unexpected fashion, Lieutenant Gulliver Jones, U.S.N., promptly found himself...

Dead World

by Jack Douglas

Out on the ice-buried planet, Commander Red Stone led his Free Companions to almost certain death. They died for a dangerous dream that had only one chance in a thousand trillion to come true. Is there a better...

The Highest Treason

by Randall Garrett

The highest treason of all is not so easy to define--and be it noted carefully that the true traitor in this case was not singular, but very plural...

George Loves Gistla

by James McKimmey

"Why don't you find yourself some nice little American girl," his father had often repeated. But George was on Venus ... and he loved pale green skin ... and globular heads and most of all, George loved Gistla.

The Bishop and Other Stories

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A collection of various of Anton Chekhov's short stories including: THE BISHOP, THE LETTER, EASTER EVE, A NIGHTMARE, THE MURDER, UPROOTED, and THE STEPPE.

The Star Rover

by Jack London

The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.

Duel on Syrtis

by Poul William Anderson

Bold and ruthless, he was famed throughout the System as a big-game hunter. From the firedrakes of Mercury to the ice-crawlers of Pluto, he'd slain them all. But his trophy-room lacked one item; and now Riordan...

The Trail of the White Mule

The  Absolute Unlawfulness   of the  Stage-Entertainment

by William Law

I am sensible that the Title of this little Book will, to the Generality of People, seem too high a Flight; that it will be looked upon as the Effect of a fanatical Spirit, carrying Matters higher than the Sobriety...

Tarzan and the Forbidden City

The Valley of the Flame

by Henry Kuttner

They warped Time itself to keep their secrets...

Desert Gold

by Zane Grey

The story describes the recent uprising along the border, and ends with the finding of the gold which two prospectors had willed to the girl who is the story's heroine.

Back to the Stone Age

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Pellucidar series, Back to the Stone Age recounts the strange adventures of Lieutenant von Horst, a member of the original crew that sailed to Pellucidar with...

Planet of the Gods

by Robert Moore Williams

Two planets circling Vega! But a more amazing discovery waited the explorers when they landed!

Uncle Silas

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery/thriller novel by the Anglo-Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as one of the earliest examples of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a novel of...

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The Phoenix and the Carpet

Psammead #3

by Edith Nesbit

It's startling enough to have a Phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it reveals you have a magic carpet on the floor. Conceited it may be, but the Phoenix is also good-hearted, and obligingly...