Almost a thousand years from now a new empire, governed by the immortals Joaquin Smith and his beautiful, but evil, sister Black Margot, has arisen on Earth after a planet wide holocaust. In the gigantic city of Urbs every aspect of life is monitored around the clock by security services, the inhabitants seem happy.....but in the wider world discontent is growing. This colourful vision of the future, in the novella "Dawn of Flame" and its sequel novel The Black Flame, is just one of the Other Earths in this remarkable book.
This colourful vision of the future, in the novella "Dawn of Flame" and its sequel novel The Black Flame, is just one of the Other Earths in this remarkable book.
Author: Stanley G. Weinbaum
An ultimate collection of novels, short stories and essays, by the visionary author, the "father of science fiction" - H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free A Modern Utopia When the Sleeper Wakes Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop Tono-bungay Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7 The Thumbmark The Treasure in the Forest The Wild Asses of the Devil Through a Window Under the Knife Walcote Wayde's Essence Essays and Articles: A Short History of the World Floor Games Little Wars New Worlds for Old Russia in the Shadows The Misery of Boots The Outline of History Zoological Retrogression What Is Coming...
material of me was there upon earth, whirling away through space, held to the earth by gravitation, partaking of the earth's inertia, moving in its wreath of epicycles round the sun, and with the sun and the planets on their vast march ...
Author: H. G. Wells
If you lived in a Post Apocalyptic world of Epic Fantasy ... What would you do if you were told the future of the world is in your hands? Binge on the complete 8 volume series of the Post-Apacolyptic, Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy Series, Tales of Nevaeh where, 3,000 years after America is destroyed by nuclear war, the inhabitants have evolved, embracing magic and metaphysical warfare. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in, ancient legends come alive, leaving no one safe. The only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress,Areenna, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah. With the safety of the world in their hands, and their powers young and erratic, will Mikaal and Areenna find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible, or... International Bestselling Born to Magic, is the book that kicked off the Tales of Nevaeh series, a series which reviewers have called a mix between Shannara, The Hundred, with a dash of GoT, and a pinch of Andre Norton. The series combines futuristic Post-Apacolyptic & Dystopian societies ruled by magic and metaphysical elements combined with hard science fiction in this Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy series based upon the magic that grew from the science & technology of the 20th & 21st centuries
Roth spent the next five minutes explaining the concept of fiction, and the stories created for it. He didn't try to explain about the classic magical series that had been round more than a century before his birth; however, ...
Author: David Wind
Publisher: ColSaw Publications / DMW
The Best of 10-Story Book — edited by Chris Mikul, over 35 stories from the literary magazine Harry Stephen Keeler edited. A Young Man's Heart — A forgotten early classic by Cornell Woolrich The Anthony Boucher Chronicles — edited by ...
Author: Jim Harmon
Category: Science fiction
The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement on the planet known as Wesson, to take care of the rat population, which has exploded in the Spring. The inhabitants are pacifist vegetarians and when the tinkerer finds out how they have previously taken care of the problem, he is horrified PLUS Weather Modification Sucks - A man with a restaurant on top of a hill worries about what will happen when local officials try to control the weather. He finds out much sooner than expected PLUS Two Idiots From Earth - A government official on a planet currently at war with earth, finds two supposed spies at a bar and suspects they are Terran agents PLUS The Right to Bear Arms - A physics professor is so distraught at his son’s death by a mentally deranged man carrying an automatic weapon, that he devises an incredible plan that he hopes will change history forever.
Synopsis: Two Idiots From Earth - A government official on a planet currently at war with earth, ... The secretary who took the call almost put it down as another crank until it hit him the tavern keeper answered all the right questions ...
Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Space-opera heroines, gender-bending aliens, post-apocalyptic pregnancies, changeling children, interplanetary battles of the sexes, and much more: a groundbreaking new collection of classic American science fiction by women from the 1920s to the 1960s SF-expert Lisa Yaszek presents the biggest and best survey of the female tradition in American science fiction ever published, a thrilling collection of twenty-five classic tales. From Pulp Era pioneers to New Wave experimentalists, here are over two dozen brilliant writers ripe for discovery and rediscovery, including Leslie F. Stone, Judith Merril, Leigh Brackett, Kit Reed, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr., and Ursula K. Le Guin. Imagining strange worlds and unexpected futures, looking into and beyond new technologies and scientific discoveries, in utopian fantasies and tales of cosmic horror, these women created and shaped speculative fiction as surely as their male counterparts. Their provocative, mind-blowing stories combine to form a thrilling multidimensional voyage of literary-feminist exploration and recovery. CONTENTS Introduction by LISA YASZEK CLARE WINGER HARRIS The Miracle of the Lily (1928) LESLIE F. STONE The Conquest of Gola (1931) C. L. MOORE The Black God’s Kiss (1934) LESLIE PERRI Space Episode (1941) JUDITH MERRIL That Only a Mother (1948) WILMAR H. SHIRAS In Hiding (1948) KATHERINE MACLEAN Contagion (1950) MARGARET ST. CLAIR The Inhabited Men (1951) ZENNA HENDERSON Ararat (1952) ANDREW NORTH All Cats Are Gray (1953) ALICE ELEANOR JONES Created He Them (1955) MILDRED CLINGERMAN Mr. Sakrison’s Halt (1956) LEIGH BRACKETT All the Colors of the Rainbow (1957) CAROL EMSHWILLER Pelt (1958) ROSEL GEORGE BROWN Car Pool (1959) ELISABETH MANN BORGESE For Sale, Reasonable (1959) DORIS PITKIN BUCK Birth of a Gardner (1961) ALICE GLASER The Tunnel Ahead (1961) KIT REED The New You (1962) JOHN JAY WELLS & MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Another Rib (1963) SONYA DORMAN When I Was Miss Dow (1966) KATE WILHELM Baby, You Were Great (1967) JOANNA RUSS The Barbarian (1968) JAMES TIPTREE JR. The Last Flight of Dr. Ain (1969) URSULA K. LE GUIN Nine Lives (1969)
When man knew at last of the eternal qualities of spirit, he ceased to regard the discarded body with reverential awe, ... The earth's population is decreasing so rapidly, that I fear another thousand years will see a lifeless planet ...
Author: Lisa Yaszek
Publisher: Library of America
e-artnow presents you this meticulously edited horror collection carefully selected gothic classics, greatest supernatural mysteries, ghost stories and macabre tales: Introduction: Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Hanged Man's Bride The Haunted House… Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray… Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Robert E. Howard: Cthulhu Mythos The Weird Menace Stories… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others John Meade Falkner: The Nebuly Coat The Lost Stradivarius Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Closed Door The Red Room… Edith Nesbit: The Ebony Frame From the Dead Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Mary Louisa Molesworth: The Shadow in the Moonlight… John Buchan: The Wind in the Portico Witch Wood Cleveland Moffett: The Mysterious Card Possessed George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Lafcadio Hearn: A Ghost… Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper Catherine Crowe: Ghosts and Family Legends H. H. Munro: The Wolves of Cernogratz John Kendrick Bangs: Ghosts That Have Haunted Me Francis Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile… Frederick Marryat: The Were-Wolf…
what it wished in the future, it would build an apparatus like that which had started its flight and reverse the process ... to the task of setting up exchanges with the minds of other planets, and of exploring their pasts and futures.
Author: Théophile Gautier
Category: Family & Relationships
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Hyne: The Lost Continent
And a wise old man once told me that beyond sun and moon were other suns with other earths circling them, and upon them — life. The Spirit of the Void in which burn these suns should be too vast to shrink itself to such littleness as ...
Author: H. G. Wells
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
In fact, it seems that he's winning the war, with the help of a legion of robotic Bat-Knights. He's kept his promise, or close to it. But at the opening of Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns (1986), another futuristic tale, ...
Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Handsomely equipped with a comprehensive introductory historical essay, editor's notes and selected bibliography, this distinguished anthology is a model of genre research. These previously untranslated stories, published from 1871 onward, offer reading virtually unknown to most American (and many German) readers. Some authors combine scientific and philosophical issues, like Kurd Lasswitz in his witty tale "To the Absolute Zero of Existence: A Story from 2371," while others, as in Erik Simon's 1983 title story, pose psychological puzzles involving alien phenomena. Though the earlier stories in particular demand painstaking reading, all of them repay it with rewarding insights into German and Austrian culture and the many possible uses and misuses of science.
The novel's plot may be summarized as follows : The Drusonians , able to steer their planet like a spaceship , encounter a highly developed future Earth , dominated by the Caucasian race that practices systematic eugenics to improve the ...
Author: Franz Rottensteiner
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press