By: Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915-1978)
Shannon's Imperial Circus was a jinxed space-carny leased for a mysterious tour of the inner worlds. It made a one-night pitch on a Venusian swamp-town—to find that death stalked it from the jungle in a tiny ball of flame.
By: Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951)
Forged Note: A Romance of the Darker Races
This novel investigates the black urban community of the early twentieth century, highlighting the base degradation and violence there. But the story also focuses on the white man's obsession with black women. The issue of miscegenation is at the center of the plot, involving the two central characters, both black, but light skinned. They are Sydney Wyeth and Mildred Latham. Sydney is the author of a book that he tries to sell to members of the black community, especially, because he is interested in advancing the race through education...
By: Wilfrid Douglas Newton (1884-1951)
Clement Seadon is a young man of free spirit and a lust for a life of independence. However after receiving an odd request from a lawyer he is compelled to involve himself in the prevention of a dangerous plot to swindle an heiress. - Summary by Howard Skyman
By: Frances Trego Montgomery (1858-1925)
Billy Whiskers Jr.
This is one of the early Billy Whiskers books where he bears the title, “Junior.” Billy jumps the fence on the farm and heads west for adventures with sheep, wolves, cowboys and Indians, and meets a dog named Stubby who becomes his companion on this and future adventures. - Summary by Larry Wilson
By: H. Bedford-Jones (1887-1949)
The same distinguished writer who gave you such thrilling stories of far places as “The Brazen Peacock” and “Lou-Lou” knows the odd corners of his own country too—as witness this exciting story of adventure among the untamed Beaver Islanders. - Summary by Blue Book Magazine
Imagine it's early 1900's and you want to get away from it all. So you head to Two Palms, Arizona. Where for entertainment, people await the arrival of the daily stage coach. Gold mining is an avocation. There is desert everywhere, deadly rattlers, no paved roads, some people travel in model T's which they call flivvers. They must carry their own water, gasoline and tire patch kits for the many blowouts they encounter. The heat is blinding! The nearest "big" town is Meteorite which has an ice cream shop, a post office and a stage coach head office...
By: Harry Hazelton (1848-1909)
1850 - A year before, the Californian "gold-fever" broke out, a party of emigrants, numbering nearly one hundred under the command of Caleb Mitchell, felt fairly secure as they traveled the hard trail to find gold. However, security is marred by a sad accident in Mitchell's family early on. The quest for Gold can be complicated and dangerous, especially when it involves Outlaws! Can dreams prevail, or what and how much will be lost in this Western Outlaw tale? Note: The author of this book is Joseph Edward Badger, who also wrote under the pseudonym Harry Hazard...
By: Arthur Chapman (1873-1935)
Cattle rustling had gotten out of control in northern Wyoming, so Asa Swingley is tasked with assembling a host of men to tend to the matter using whatever means necessary. He selects Milt Bertram to be one of his lead assistants, but Bertram becomes sidelined during the trip from Texas, which causes him to grow suspicious of the true nature of this expedition. What ensues leads Bertram to better understand his possible conflict of interest and what he must do to set matters straight. - Summary by Roger Melin
By: G. A. Henty (1832-1902)
In the Hands of the Cave-Dwellers
In the Hands of the Cave-Dwellers is a classic adventure where the hero is an American sailor who saves a young Mexican from thugs. The story spreads to an Indian attack, the loss of the heroine to cave dwellers, her rescue, and the eventual happiness of hero and heroine who have overcome adversity. - Summary by Publisher
By: Edith Elise Cowper (1859-1933)
Two On the Trail
A young family's story of pioneer life consisting of a teenage daughter and her younger brother David, aka "Da", along with their dog , have unique adventures in the heart of the frontier wilderness, where they are thrust into mysterious and dangerous situations of survival amongst Canada's snows. The Story starts off as the children have been left alone in a log cabin presuming that their widowed father will return in 4 days. Eight days have now gone by with no sign of him. What has happened to their father and can these children survive on their own in their quest to find him, unscathed by the hardships they must endure in the Canadian wilderness? - Summary by Laurie Banza
By: Richard Mace Elam (1920-2013)
Teen-Age Super Science Stories
Suspenseful stories about space travel and exploration of other planets. - Summary by TR Love
By: Morley Roberts (1857-1942)
Adventure of the Broad Arrow: An Australian Romance
When a few men decide to go for looking for gold in the outback of Australia, days of extreme heat with no water and no rain in sight, make them turn back and give up the trip; all but two of them that is, Smith and Mandeville, aka the "Baker. Smith and Baker decide to tough it out and go after their dreams, chancing their lives to find "their luck". Little do they realize, they will put their lives in grave danger, and this quest for gold will turn into a nightmare. Life threatening food and water deprivation is a constant issue, and they had no idea they would stumble upon an unknown tribe of prehistoric white men that are head hunters and cannibals...
By: Harold Bindloss (1866-1945)
Sunshine and Snow
A harrowing and dramatic story of four siblings from Scotland who are poor, and orphaned. The eldest brother, Arthur, is guardian to his two brother's and one sister.) After the bank in Scotland fails, Arthur decides as family head, they will go to Canada to answer an ad to claim free farm land. Arthur is a former soldier, smart, honest, and a tremendously hard worker; his younger brothers are still in school, and Charley, Leaving their sister behind temporarily, they board a steamer for Canada, but they have no idea of the hardships and life threatening battles that await in the untamed land...