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The Diamond Maker
The Diamond Maker Sented by Paul

The Diamond Maker is a short story by H. G. Wells. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views.

The Crystal Egg
The Crystal Egg Sented by Jacob

"The Crystal Egg" is a science fiction short story written by H. G. Wells in 1897. The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. The story was written the same year in which Wells was serializing The War of the Worlds in Pearson's Magazine, a year before it was published as a novel. Because of the vaguely similar descriptions of the Martians and their machines, "The Crystal Egg" is often considered a precursor to The War of the Worlds, though there is no clear foreshadowing of the events that transpire in the novel. Mr. Cave has an antique shop in Seven Dials, a district in the West End of London which, at the time the story was written, was a poor area. He is well educated but is in an unhappy situation. His wife, who is younger, treats him with contempt, as do his stepson and stepdaughter.

The Country of the Blind
The Country of the Blind Sented by Paul

Anyone could say of any short story, "A mere anecdote," just as anyone can say "Incoherent!" of any novel or of any sonata that isn't studiously monotonous. The recession of enthusiasm for this compact, amusing form is closely associated in my mind with that discouraging imputation. One felt hopelessly open to a paralyzing and unanswerable charge, and one's ease and happiness in the garden of one's fancies was more and more marred by the dread of it.

Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The narrator of the story hears about a shopkeeper, Mr. Skelmersdale, who everyone seems to believe has actually been to fairyland.

Miss Winchelsea's Heart
Miss Winchelsea's Heart Sented by Steve Bark

Miss Winchelsea was going to Rome. The matter had filled her mind for a month or more, and had overflowed so abundantly into her conversation that quite a number of people who were not going to Rome, and who were not likely to go to Rome, had made it a personal grievance against her.

A Slip Under the Microscope

In 'A Slip Under the Microscope' hangs the career of Mr. Hill by a slip under the microscope.

The Ultroom Error
The Ultroom Error Sented by Luis

Smith admitted he had made an error involving a few murders—and a few thousand years.

The Seventh Order
The Seventh Order Sented by Luis

The Seventh Order is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.

Brknk's Bounty
Brknk's Bounty Sented by Musa

Brknk's Bounty is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.

The Hand
The Hand Sented by Musa

The Hand is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.

The Heads of Apex
The Heads of Apex Sented by Luis

Far under the sea-floor Solino's submarine carries two American soldiers of fortune to startling adventure among the Vampire Heads of Apex.

Anderson Crow, Detective
Anderson Crow, Detective Sented by Paul

Two events of great importance took place in Tinkletown on the night of May 6, 1918. The first, occurring at half-past ten o'clock, was of sufficient consequence to rouse the entire population out of bed—thereby creating a situation, almost unique, which allowed every one in town to participate in all the thrills of the second. George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866–1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright.

The Ordeal of Colonel Johns
The Ordeal of Colonel Johns Sented by Carlos

The Ordeal of Colonel Johns is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by George H. (George Henry) Smith is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of George H. (George Henry) Smith then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

What's He Doing in There?
What's He Doing in There? Sented by Emma

The Professor was congratulating Earth's first visitor from another planet on his wisdom in getting in touch with a cultural anthropologist before contacting any other scientists (or governments, God forbid!), and in learning English from radio and TV before landing from his orbit-parked rocket, when the Martian stood up and said hesitantly, "Excuse me, please, but where is it?"

The Moon is Green
The Moon is Green Sented by Steve Bark

A classic science fiction tale by Fritz Leiber. Anybody who wanted to escape death could, by paying a very simple price—denial of life!

The Creature from Cleveland Depths

The Creature from the Cleveland Depths is a modern tale of an inner-directed sorcerer and an outer-directed sorcerer's apprentice.

No Great Magic
No Great Magic Sented by Musa

No Great Magic is a science fiction novel by Fritz Leiber and the sequel to The Big Time. The story involves two warring factions that battle by using time travel to change the outcome of events throughout history.

The Tunnel Under The World
The Tunnel Under The World Sented by Steve Bark

Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming, but can't remember the nightmare that caused his fright.

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