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Space
Space Sented by Sarah Gerdes

A moody kind of horror story.

The Issahar Artifacts
The Issahar Artifacts Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Excerpt-I have decided after some thought, to write this journal.

Assassin
Assassin Sented by Christopher

Excerpt-The Aztlan ship had landed early that July morning, dropping silently through the overcast covering International Airport.

Where There's Hope
Where There's Hope Sented by Musa

"If you called me here to tell me to have a child," Mary Pornsen said, "you can just forget about it. We girls have made up our minds."

What Rough Beast?
What Rough Beast? Sented by Musa

Harry Houdini asks Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to help him expose Maximillian Cairo—a spiritualist medium. But the two men underestimate Cairo. He's a master of the occult and the most debauched man in London. When they interrupt a magic ritual, a force for ecstasy and chaos explodes on an unsuspecting 1903 London.

Am I Still There?
Am I Still There? Sented by Steve Bark

Lee slid off the examining table and began buttoning his shirt. He had had a medical examination every six months of his adult life, and it always seemed strange to him that, despite the banks of machines the doctor had which could practically map a man from a single cell outward, each examination always entailed the cold end of a stethoscope against his chest.

Rough Translation
Rough Translation Sented by Luis

"Shurgub," said the tape recorder. "Just like I told you before, Dr. Blair, it's krandoor, so don't expect to vrillipax, because they jus won't stand for any. They'd sooner framish."

Men Are Trouble
Men Are Trouble Sented by Steve Bark

Where did all the men go? When aliens make all men disappear from Earth, the women left behind struggle to rebuild the shattered human culture.

Faith
Faith Sented by Steve Bark

Back to God's Country: And Other Stories

Thirteen of the author’s most famous short stories of adventure in the Canadian Northwest, the Arctic Circle, the Great Barrens, Hudson's Bay posts, and with Royal Northwest Mounted Police. The title story is an amazing hero-tale easily comparable to Jack London -- for the hero is a Great Dane brought to the Frazer River by a Chinese gold prospector, and the dog, Wapi, fought against unbeatable odds to defend the honor of a woman he had decided was his mistress

Planet of Dreams
Planet of Dreams Sented by Carlos

He stood watching while George Atkinson spun around, dark eyes flashing, hair tousled. There was a two days' growth of beard darkening Atkinson's face. "Why, George," Loveral said, swiftly examining the litter of metal and wood which was spread over a table behind Atkinson. There was a home-made hammer in Atkinson's hand. "What have we here, George?" "Something for you," Atkinson said, tightening his fingers about the handle of the hammer. Loveral grinned his famous Loveral grin. "That's fine. What could it be?" "None of your damned business." "George," Loveral said, his smile still white but his eyes narrow and quick. The woman was behind them. Her voice screeched. "George, I told you. Why didn't you listen, George?

George Loves Gistla
George Loves Gistla Sented by Steve Bark

“Why don’t you find yourself some nice little American girl,” his father had often repeated.

Lion Loose
Lion Loose Sented by Sarah Gerdes

This is a classic science fiction short story by James H. Schmitz that first appeared in Analog Science Fact and Fiction.

Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing Sented by Steve Bark

This is a classic science fiction short story by James H. Schmitz that first appeared in Analog Science Fact and Fiction.

The Thing in the Attic
The Thing in the Attic Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Suddenly, Honath lost his temper. "Lose it, then!" he shouted. "Let us unlearn everything we know only by rote, go back to the beginning, learn all over again, and continue to learn, from our own experience. Spokesman, you are an old man, but there are still some of us who haven't forgotten what curiosity means!" "Quiet!" the Spokesman said. "We have heard enough. We call on Alaskon the Navigator." "Much of the Book is clearly untrue," Alaskon said flatly, rising. "As a handbook of small trades it has served us well. As a guide to how the universe is made, it is nonsense, in my opinion; Honath is too kind to it. I've made no secret of what I think, and I still think it." "And will pay for it," the Spokesman said, blinking slowly down at Alaskon. "Charl the Reader." "Nothing," Charl said, without standing, or even looking up.

A Choice of Miracles
A Choice of Miracles Sented by Steve Bark

You're down in the jungle with death staring you in the face. There is nothing left but prayer. So you ask for your life.

One-Shot
One-Shot Sented by Carlos

You can do a great deal if you have enough data, and enough time to compute on it, by logical methods.

Sjambak
Sjambak Sented by Emma

Wilbur Murphy sought romance, excitement, and an impossible Horseman of Space. With polite smiles, the planet frustrated him at every turn - until he found them all the hard way!

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