By: Randall Garrett (1927-1987)
|Fifty Per Cent Prophet|
|The Man Who Hated Mars|
|Damned If You Don't|
That Sweet Little Old Lady
Randall Garrett had this story first published in Astounding Science Fiction September and October of 1959. His twisted sense of humor and gift for the bizarre situation with believable characters shines here. In the not too distant future, Ken Malone, young but promising FBI agent , is given the most important and difficult assignment of his career: find a spy who is stealing information from the Ultra Top Absolute Secret project to develop a non-rocket space ship at Yucca Flats Labs in Nevada. But this is not a normal spy, this spy laughs at the FBI and all attempts to find him or her because they use an unknown new method to steal the information directly from the minds of the scientists.
|The Bramble Bush|
|Cum Grano Salis|
|But, I Don't Think|
|Hail to the Chief|
|Occasion for Disaster|
|...Or Your Money Back|
|What The Left Hand Was Doing|
|With No Strings Attached|
|The Measure of a Man|
|Hanging by a Thread|
|In Case of Fire|
|The Unnecessary Man|
|The Penal Cluster|
|Heist Job on Thizar|
|The Asses of Balaam|
Anything You Can Do!
An alien crash lands on Earth, and for ten years terrorizes the planet, hiding, periodically killing and eating people and stealing materials for some unknown purpose. The only hope is Bart Stanton, a medically-engineered superman, designed for the sole purpose of confronting the “Nipe”.
|Out Like a Light|
|The Foreign Hand Tie|
|A World by the Tale|
By: Ray C. Noll
|A Fine Fix|
By: Ray Cummings (1887-1957)
Brigands of the Moon
Gregg Haljan was aware that there was a certain danger in having the giant spaceship Planetara stop off at the moon to pick up Grantline’s special cargo of moon ore. For that rare metal — invaluable in keeping Earth’s technology running — was the target of many greedy eyes. But nevertheless he hadn’t figured on the special twist the clever Martian brigands would use. So when he found both the ship and himself suddenly in their hands, he knew that there was only one way in which he could hope to save that cargo and his own secret — that would be by turning space-pirate himself and paying the Brigands of the Moon back in their own interplanetary coin. (From the Gutenberg e-text)
The Girl in the Golden Atom
While examining a golden ring under a microscope, a chemist discovers a sub-atomic world. During his examination of this world he sees a beautiful young girl. After developing chemicals that will allow him to either shrink or grow larger in size, he and three friends journey to this small world.
The World Beyond
Lee Anthony finds himself and two of his friends kidnapped and taken on a strange voyage.
|Beyond the Vanishing Point|
In effect Professor Newland declared that the curious astronomical phenomena of the previous November--the new "stars" observed, the two meteors that had fallen with their red and green light-fire--were all evidence of the existence of intelligent life on the planet Mercury. (An excerpt from chapter 1. )
Wandl the Invader
There were nine major planets in the Solar System and it was within their boundaries that man first set up interplanetary commerce and began trading with the ancient Martian civilization. And then they discovered a tenth planet--a maverick! This tenth world, if it had an orbit, had a strange one, for it was heading inwards from interstellar space, heading close to the Earth-Mars spaceways, upsetting astronautic calculations and raising turmoil on the two inhabited worlds. But even so none suspected then just how much trouble this new world would make...
|The White Invaders|
Tarrano the Conqueror
In "Tarrano the Conqueror" is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you the impression that you have suddenly been plunged forward into that time--to give you the feeling Columbus might have had could he have read a novel of our present-day life. To this end I have conceived myself a writer of that future time, addressing his contemporary public. You are to imagine...
By: Ray Vaughn Pierce
The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser
The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser In Plain English, Or, Medicine Simplified. By R.V. Pierce, M.D. INTRODUCTORY WORDS. Health and disease are physical conditions upon which pleasure and pain, success and failure, depend. Every individual gain increases public gain. Upon the health of its people is based the prosperity of a nation; by it every value is increased, every joy enhanced. Life is incomplete without the enjoyment of healthy organs and faculties, for these give rise to the delightful sensations of existence...
By: Raymond F. Jones (1915-1994)
|Cubs of the Wolf|
|The Memory of Mars|
|The Great Gray Plague|
By: Raymond Z. Gallun (1911-1994)
The Planet Strappers
The Planet Strappers started out as The Bunch, a group of student-astronauts in the back room of a store in Jarviston, Minnesota. They wanted off Earth, and they begged, borrowed and built what they needed to make it. They got what they wanted--a start on the road to the stars--but no one brought up on Earth could have imagined what was waiting for them Out There!
|The Eternal Wall|
By: Reginald Crundall Punnett (1875-)
|Mendelism Third Edition|
By: René Descartes (1596-1650)
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences
The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation “cogito ergo sum”, “I think, therefore I am.” …. It is a method which gives a solid platform from which all modern natural sciences could evolve. With this work, the idea of skepticism was revived from the ancients such as Sextus Empiricus and modified to account for a truth that Descartes found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fresh perspective, clear of any preconceived notions.
|A Discourse of a Method for the Well Guiding of Reason and the Discovery of Truth in the Sciences|
By: Rennie Wilbur Doane (1871-)
|Insects and Diseases A Popular Account of the Way in Which Insects may Spread or Cause some of our Common Diseases|
By: Richard A. Proctor (1837-1888)
|Chance and Luck|
|Half-hours with the Telescope Being a Popular Guide to the Use of the Telescope as a Means of Amusement and Instruction.|
|Half-Hours with the Stars A Plain and Easy Guide to the Knowledge of the Constellations|
|Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|
By: Richard C. Fox
|The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles|
|Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma|
By: Richard E. Lowe
|When I Grow Up|
By: Richard F. Thieme
By: Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)
After London, or Wild England
First published in 1885, After London, or Wild England is considered to be one of the earliest instances of post-apocalyptic fiction, describing the effects of an unspecified catastrophe that dramatically changes the face of England and its population. Divided into two parts, the first depicts the fall of civilization, as society reverts to its more primitive roots, while the second part is set years after the apocalyptic event and examines the evident changes in both natural scenery and social structure...
|The Open Air|