Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Philip Francis Nowlan

Armageddon 2419 A.D. features the introduction of Anthony ‘Buck’ Rogers, the famous sci-fi adventure hero of early comics, radio, and tv shows. Originally published in Amazing Stories in 1928, this novella was later combined with Nowlan’s sequel, The Airlords of Han, and re-published under this same title in the 1960s. In Armageddon 2419 A.D., we follow Buck Rogers and his mysterious transportation to far-future…

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Short Stories

Short Stories - Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

I was excited to learn that some of Philip K. Dick’s books were in the public domain. Whilst I’m not the biggest fan, I have read and enjoyed some of his works, and I also realise how important a figure he is in the fictional sci-fi world. So here are 16 short stories including: Beyond Lies The Wub; The Gun; The Skull; The Defenders; The Eyes Have It; The Hanging Stranger; Mr. Spaceship; Piper In The Woods; Second Variety…

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The Gods of Pegana

The Gods of Pegana

Lord Dunsany

A collection of short stories linked by Dunsany’s invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. Stories are: Of Skarl the Drummer; Of the Making of the Worlds; Of the Game of the Gods; The Chaunt of the Gods; The Sayings of Kib; Concerning Sish; The Sayings of Slid; The Deeds of Mung; The Chaunt of the Priests; The Sayings of Limpang-Tung; Of Yoharneth-Lahai; Of Roon, the God of Going, and the Thousand Home…

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The Lady of the Barge

The Lady of the Barge

W. W. Jacobs

Although W. W. Jacobs is most well known for his horror short story, A Monkey’s Paw – most of the work he published was more on the humourous side. This book is an anthology of 12 short stories including: The Monkey’s Paw; The Lady of the Barge; Bill’s Paper Chase; The Well; Cupboard Love; In the Library; Captain Rogers; A Tiger’s Skin; A Mixed Proposal; An Adulteration Act; A Golden Venture; and, Three at Table.

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Short Stories

Short Stories

Stanley G. Weinbaum

A collection of 21 short science fiction stories including: A Martian Odyssey; Valley Of Dreams; Flight On Titan; The Point Of View; Parasite Planet; The Lotus Eaters; Pygmalion’s Spectacles; The Worlds Of If; The Ideal; The Planet Of Doubt; The Adaptive Ultimate; The Mad Moon; Smothered Sea; Redemption Cairn; Proteus Island; The Circle Of Zero; Graph; The Brink Of Infinity; Shifting Seas; Tidal Moon; and, The Red Peri.

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The Book of Wonder

The Book of Wonder

Lord Dunsany

With 10 illustrations. A collection of 14 fantasy short stories, being unique in the fact that Sydney Sime drew the illustrations first, and Lord Dunsany wrote the stories afterwards. Stories include: The Book of Wonder; The Bride of the Man-Horse; Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller; The House of the Sphinx; Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men; The Injudicious Prayers of Pombo the Idolater; The Loot…

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The Secrets of Dr. John Taverner

The Secrets of Dr. John Taverner

Dion Fortune

A collection of occult fiction stories. Dr. Taverner runs a nursing home — but it is not by any means a conventional one. It is a hospital for all manner of unorthodox mental disturbances, ranging from psychic attack and disruptions in group minds to vampirism. These are cases that conventional psychology cannot cure. Only the secret knowledge of Taverner, based on esoteric training, is enough to unravel the solutions.Each story in this…

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Can Such Things Be?

Can Such Things Be?

Ambrose Bierce

A collection of ghostly and strange short stories: The Death of Halpin Frayser; The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch; One Summer Night; The Moonlit Road; A Diagnosis of Death; Moxon’s Master; A Tough Tussle; One of Twins; The Haunted Valley; A Jug of Sirup; Staley Fleming’s Hallucination; A Resumed Identity; A Baby Tramp; The Night-Doings at “Deadman’s”; Beyond the Wall; A Psychological Shipwreck; The Middle…

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The Vampyre, A Tale

The Vampyre, A Tale

John Polidori

“The Vampyre” is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori. It tells the story of Aubrey, a young Englishman, who meets Lord Ruthven, a man of mysterious origins who has entered London society. Aubrey accompanies Ruthven to Rome, but leaves him after Ruthven seduces the daughter of a mutual acquaintance. Aubrey travels to Greece, where he becomes attracted to Ianthe, an innkeeper’s daughter. Ianthe tells…

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The Misadventures of John Nicholson

The Misadventures of John Nicholson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Exasperated that his stern and overbearing father refuses to tolerate his penchant for alcohol, John Nicholson decides to leave his life in Edinburgh in search of all the fame and fortune that America has to offer. Initially delighted with his new life, he soon learns to his cost that the excesses his father so decried would ultimately become his downfall—on both sides of the ocean.

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The Haunter of the Dark

The Haunter of the Dark

H. P. Lovecraft

In Providence, Rhode Island, Robert Blake, a young writer with an interest in the occult, becomes fascinated by a large disused church on Federal Hill which he can see from his lodgings on the city’s Upper East side. His researches reveal that the church has a sinister history involving a cult called the Church of Starry Wisdom and is dreaded by the local migrant inhabitants as being haunted by a primeval evil.

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