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Jury Service
Jury Service Sented by Emma

Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. Except for the solitary lighthouse beam that perpetually tracks the Earth in its orbit, the system from outside resembles a spherical fogbank radiating in the infrared spectrum; a matrioshka brain, nested Dyson orbitals built from the dismantled bones of moons and planets.

First Man
First Man Sented by Luis

He obstinately wanted no part in achieving the goal of generations—but the goal with equal obstinacy wanted all of him!

The World That Couldn't Be

Like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops—even though he was aware this was…

Hellhound of the Cosmos
Hellhound of the Cosmos Sented by Steve Bark

"The paper had gone to press, graphically describing the latest of the many horrible events which had been enacted upon the Earth in the last six months.

Delayed Action and Other Short Stories

Story One: Of this Awesome compilation of stories...Delayed Action...This planet gave him the perfect chance to commit the perfect crime—only he couldn't remember just what it was he had committed.

The Time Mirror
The Time Mirror Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The Time Mirror This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards:

The Silk and the Song
The Silk and the Song Sented by Luis

Charles Louis Fontenay was an American journalist and science fiction writer. He wrote science fiction novels and short stories

The Man Who Staked the Stars
The Man Who Staked the Stars Sented by Daniel

Bryce Carter could afford a smug smile. For hadn't he risen gloriously from Thieves Row to director of famed U.T.?

Atoms of Empire
Atoms of Empire Sented by Luis

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

What Christmas Is As We Grow Older

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

The Wreck of the Golden Mary
The Wreck of the Golden Mary Sented by Steve Bark

Ingeniously conceived and brilliantly rendered, and set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush, The Wreck of the Golden Mary is a masterpiece of Victorian storytelling.

The Seven Poor Travellers
The Seven Poor Travellers Sented by Rebecca

A short and inspirational work by Charles Dickens written as a Christmas story. Outshined by Dickens much more well known Christmas story, this short story has received scant notice. Yet I found it most delightful and comforting and can heartily recommend it.

The Long Voyage
The Long Voyage Sented by Jacob

The Long Voyage is a short story by Charles Dickens. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors' prison.

Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Sented by Steve Bark

Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy is one of Charles Dickens's Christmas stories. It was first published in his All the Year Round magazine's Extra Christmas Number (12 December 1864). Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy is a sequel to Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings. A mysterious benefactor turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.

The Holly-Tree
The Holly-Tree Sented by Luis

The Holly-Tree is a delightful little tale with dual romance. . .

Somebody's Luggage
Somebody's Luggage Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Reprinted in its entirety for the first time since its original publication in 1862, Somebody's Luggage is a rediscovered gem from Dickens's later life.

Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Charles Dickens

Whoever would begin to be worried with letting Lodgings that wasn’t a lone woman with a living to get is a thing inconceivable to me, my dear; excuse the familiarity, but it comes natural to me in my own little room, when wishing to open my mind to those that I can trust, and I should be truly thankful if they were all mankind, but such is not so, for have but a Furnished bill in the window and your watch on the mantelpiece, and farewell to it if you turn your back for but a second, however gentlemanly the manners;

Doctor Marigold
Doctor Marigold Sented by Steve Bark

Originally published in 1865, Dr. Marigold was extremely successful, as were Dickens's public performances of a play based on the story - fascinating and easy to read.

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