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Creative Commons Science-Fiction

Many science-fiction writers are releasing part of their works under a Creative Commons license. If you'd like to discover new writers, and you're interested in modern sci-fi, you'll find the right...

Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland, Cimmeria) is a fictional character often associated with the fantasy, in particular low fantasy, sword-and-sorcery...

Time Travel

Time travel is the concept of moving backwards and forwards to different points in time, in a manner analogous to moving through space. Additionally, some interpretations of time travel suggest the...


A list of books that were turned into movies.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan...

High School Reading

A list of books that are commonly found on reading lists for US high school English classes.


Barsoom is a fictional version of the planet Mars invented by author Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. In 1911, Burroughs, now better known as the creator of the character...

The Oz Books

The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the "history" of the Land of Oz. Oz was originally created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write...


The Venus Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a science fiction series consisting of four novels and one novelette. Most of the stories were first serialized in Argosy, an American pulp magazine. It...

From the Sea

Sailors, pirates, nautical adventures and strange sea creatures: a list of stories from the sea.

China and Japan

Classic literature from, or about, China and Japan.


Burroughs has created in Tarzan an extreme example of a hero figure unalloyed with character flaws or faults. Tarzan is described by Burroughs as being Caucasian, extremely athletic, tall, handsome,...

The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction

The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction was selected by Charles W. Eliot, LLD (1834-1926), with notes and introductions by William Allan Neilson. It also features an index to Criticisms and Interpretations.

La Légende de Drizzt

Drizzt est un elfe noir né en Outreterre où le pouvoir s'obtient par la guerre ou le meurtre, L'honneur, l'amitié, l'amour n'y ont pas leur place et Drizzt y fait le rude apprentissage d'une vie...

Professor Challenger

George Edward Challenger, better known as Professor Challenger, is a fictional character in a series of science fiction stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Unlike Conan Doyle's cool, analytic Sherlock...

Great Books of the Western World

This list is based on The Great Books of the Western World, edited by Robert Hutchins and Mortimer Adler.From Wikipedia:It came about as the result of a discussion among American academics and educators,...


Apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction (or, in some cases, the more general category speculative fiction) that is concerned with the end of civilization through nuclear war, plague,...

Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Cambrioleur

L'intégrale d'Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Cambrioleur, aussi élégant que rusé, dont les aventures passionnent petits et grands depuis un siècle déjà. Illustrations originales pour les couvertures...


A list of utopia/dystopia books.Utopia is a fictional island near the coast of the atlantic ocean written about by Sir Thomas More as the fictional character Raphael Hythloday (translated from the...

Les Rougon-Macquart

Le titre générique Les Rougon-Macquart regroupe un ensemble de vingt romans écrits par Émile Zola entre 1871 et 1893. Il porte comme sous-titre Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous...