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Psichopath
Psichopath Sented by Emma

One way to hide an ex-officio agency of the United States Government was to label it truthfully -- The Society For Mystical And Metaphysical Research.

Instant of Decision
Instant of Decision Sented by Luis

How could a man tell the difference if all the reality of Earth turned out to be a cosmic hoax? Suppose it turned out that this was just a stage set for students of history?

Fifty Percent Prophet
Fifty Percent Prophet Sented by Emma

Dr. Joachim sat in the small room behind his reception hall and held his fingers poised above the keys of the rather creaky electrotyper on his desk. The hands seemed to hang there, long, slender, and pale, like two gulls frozen suddenly in their long swoop towards some precious tidbit floating on the writhing sea beneath, ready to begin their drop instantly, as soon as time began again.

A Spaceship Named McGuire
A Spaceship Named McGuire Sented by Emma

No, I'm not the guy who tested the McGuire. I'm the guy who stole it. The "McQuire" is the MG-YR-7, a new kind of starship. It's supposed to be artificially intelligent, but it's AI unit has crashed six times, hence the "7."

Anchorite
Anchorite Sented by Musa

Gordon Randall Garrett was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He wrote many stories for Astounding and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He taught Robert Silverberg the techniques of selling large quantities of action-adventure science fiction, and collaborated with him on two novels about Earth bringing civilization to an alien planet. Garrett wrote under a variety of pseudonyms including: David Gordon, John Gordon, Darrel T. Langart, Alexander Blade, Richard Greer, and Ivar Jorgensen. He was also a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, as "Randall of Hightower.”. The short novel Brain Twister, written by Garrett in conjunction with his friend Laurence Janiferr was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960.

The Clean and Wholesome Land

Utopia had been reached. All the problems of mankind had been solved. It was the perfect State. If you doubted it, you died.

Cat and Mouse
Cat and Mouse Sented by Musa

The Harn first came to the Warden's attention through its effect on the game population of an area in World 7 of the Warden's sector. A natural ecology was being maintained on World 7 as a control for experimental seedings of intelligent life-forms in other similar worlds.

Casanova’s Alibi
Casanova’s Alibi Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Rafael Sabatini (1875 - 1950) was an Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure. Sabatini was born in Italy, to an English mother and Italian father - both opera singers.

John Thorndyke's Cases
John Thorndyke's Cases Sented by Musa

At the turn of the 20th century, Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) emerged as an author to be reckoned with in the world of detective fiction, introducing the highly memorable scientific detective Dr. Thorndyke, an early forensic sleuth.

The Singing Bone
The Singing Bone Sented by Steve Bark

Short stories of crime and mystery involving Dr. Thorndyke, the "Scientific Investigator." This also happens to be the book where Austin Freeman claimed to have created the inverted detective story or "howcatchem.

The Valor of Cappen Varra
The Valor of Cappen Varra Sented by Paul

We have said that there are many and strange shadows, memories surviving from dim pasts, in this FANTASTIC UNIVERSE of ours.

The Escape
The Escape Sented by Luis

The Escape appeared in the September 1953 issue of Space Science Fiction. This ebook is complete with illustrations and a linked Table of Content making navigation quicker and easier.

The Burning Bridge
The Burning Bridge Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Fleet Captain Joshua Coffin leads a cast of characters fleeing an unforgiving and unyielding Earth, to settle a colony around a far-away star.

Captain Burle
Captain Burle Sented by Emma

A beautiful and interesting story by Emile Zola about friendship, honor, expectations vs. disappointment, and powerful role of money for achieving one’s goals.

The Skull
The Skull Sented by Musa

This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1952 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Skull' is a short story about a man sent back in time to assassinate a man who would later change the world. Philip Kindred Dick was born on December 16 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. Dick and his family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco when he was young, and later on to Washington Dc following his parents divorce. Dick attended Elementary school and then a Quaker school before the family moved back to California.

The Variable Man
The Variable Man Sented by Musa

"The Variable Man" is a science fiction novella by American writer Philip K. Dick, which he wrote and sold before he had an agent. It was first published in Space Science Fiction (British), Vol. 2 No. 2, July 1953 and Space Science Fiction, September 1953 with the US publication illustrated by Alex Ebel.

The Defenders
The Defenders Sented by Paul

This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1953 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Defenders' is a short story about the aftermath of a nuclear war. Philip Kindred Dick was born on December 16 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. Dick and his family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco when he was young, and later on to Washington Dc following his parents divorce.

Second Variety
Second Variety Sented by Musa

Across the ground something small and metallic came, flashing in the dull sunlight of mid-day. A metal sphere. It raced up the hill after the Russian, its treads flying. It was small, one of the baby ones. Its claws were out, two razor projections spinning in a blur of white steel. The Russian heard it. He turned instantly, firing.

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