By: Frederik Pohl (1919-)
|The Day of the Boomer Dukes|
By: Fredric Brown (1906-1972)
|Earthmen Bearing Gifts|
|Hall of Mirrors|
By: Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930)
Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram", 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen / by Fridtjof Nansen; with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup
By: Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844
This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.
By: Fritz Leiber (1910-1992)
The Creature from Cleveland Depths
“The Creature from Cleveland Depths” also known as “The Lone Wolf” tells the story of a writer and his wife who refuse to move below-ground after the cold-war gets hot. The underground society discovers a decline in their ability to creatively innovate, and must consult with surface dwellers to develop products that satiate the needs of a people living like moles. But the latest product to result from this alliance, “The Tickler” has frightening implications that only our heroes seem to notice. – This story appeared in the December, 1962 issue of “Galaxy” magazine.
The Night of the Long Knives
"I was one hundred miles from Nowhere—and I mean that literally—when I spotted this girl out of the corner of my eye. I'd been keeping an extra lookout because I still expected the other undead bugger left over from the murder party at Nowhere to be stalking me." In a Post apocalyptic world, the few people left must be strong. And must not hesitate to kill. Of course, killing another Deathlander was one of the chief pleasures and urges of all the solitary wanders in this vast wasteland. Kill and kill again. But this other was a girl and that brought up the second great urge: sex. Which was it to be today? Perhaps both?
The Big Time
A classic locked room mystery, in a not-so-classic setting. (Intro by Karen Savage)
No Great Magic
They were a traveling group of Shakespearean players; perfectly harmless, right? Wrong. For one thing, why did they have spacemen costumes in their wardrobes, right next to caveman ones? Why was the girl in charge of backstage suffering from amnesia and agoraphobia? No Great Magic is needed to perform the plays they put on, but sometimes great science. No matter where, or when.
|What's He Doing in There?|
Three Science Fiction Stories by Fritz Leiber
The Moon is Green, Bread Overhead and What's He Doing In There?! Three of the best known and loved Science Fiction short stories by the wonderful Fritz Lieber. Always tongue in cheek, and always with a funny twist, Leiber deftly shows how humans will adapt to or mess up the future. In ways that only humans can.
By: G. C. Edmondson (1922-1995)
|Blessed Are the Meek|
By: G. E. Mitton
|The Children's Book of Stars|
By: G. K. Chesterton
Eugenics and Other Evils
Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. Say to them “The persuasive and even coercive powers of the citizen should enable him to make sure that the burden of longevity in the previous generation does not become disproportionate and intolerable, especially to the females”; say this to them and they will sway slightly to and fro like babies sent to sleep in cradles. Say to them “Murder your mother,” and they sit up quite suddenly. Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same.”
By: G. L. Vandenburg
Four Science Fiction Stories by G.L.Vandenburg
G.L.Vandenburg wrote quirky and funny Science Fiction stories for Amazing Science Fiction Stories, and similar magazines in the 1950's. These four are a selection that give a good taste of his offbeat approach, strange sense of humor and relaxed narrative style that brought joy and excitement to those of us who bought these magazines and saw his name on the cover. In the first, Martian V.F.W., some strange visitors join a parade; in the second, Jubilation, U.S.A, our first visitors from outer space...
By: G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany (1850-1891)
|Life of Charles Darwin|
By: Gabriel Tarde (1843-1904)
This post-apocalyptic novella tells the story of the downfall of civilisation and mankind following a solar cataclysm in the late 20th century. To survive, the remnants of humanity had to build a new civilization underground in the complete absence of all species except mankind, choosing to base it only on love and beauty, the fine arts and intellectual pursuits. In view of the sun's current inactivity, this frighteningly prophetic tale might have been written today, saving that the cultural references and the fluid prose might be beyond, if one dares say so, many modern writers...
By: Garrett P. Serviss (1851-1929)
Curiosities of the Sky
Is there intelligent life on Mars? Why are there starless gaps in the Milky Way? What creates the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights? These and more are the interesting questions that are asked and sought to be answered in the 1909 book, Curiosities of the Sky by Garrett P. Serviss. Garrett Putnam Serviss was an American astronomer and popular sci-fi writer. He believed that science should be understood and enjoyed by everyone, not just by scientists. Though he was trained as a lawyer, he went to work as a newspaper reporter with The New York Sun in 1867...
Edison's Conquest of Mars
Edison’s Conquest of Mars, by Garrett P. Serviss, is one of the many science fiction novels published in the nineteenth century. Although science fiction was not at the time thought of as a distinct literary genre, it was a very popular literary form, with almost every fiction magazine regularly publishing science fiction stories and novels. “Edison’s Conquest of Mars” was published in 1898 as an unauthorized sequel to H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, but did not achieve the fame of its predecessor. The book was endorsed by Thomas Edison, the hero of the book — though not by Wells.
By: Garrett Putman Serviss (1851-1929)
|Other Worlds Their Nature, Possibilities and Habitability in the Light of the Latest Discoveries|
|Pleasures of the telescope An Illustrated Guide for Amateur Astronomers and a Popular Description of the Chief Wonders of the Heavens for General Readers|
|Edison's Conquest of Mars|
By: Gary N. (Gary Nathan) Calkins (1869-1943)
|Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901|
By: Gaston Maspero (1846-1916)
Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt
A handbook of Egyptian archaeology, issued by the British Museum, considered suitable for British tourists travelling to Egypt in the 19th Century. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson)
By: Gene Hunter
By: Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924)
Moths of the Limberlost
Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, specializing in the birds and moths in one of the last of the vanishing wetlands of the lower Great Lakes Basin. The Limberlost and Wildflower Woods of northeastern Indiana were the laboratory and inspiration for her stories, novels, essays, photography, and movies. She was an accomplished author, artist and photographer and is generally considered to be one of the first female authors to promulgate public positions; conserving the Limberlost Swamp in her case...
Song of the Cardinal
The Song of the Cardinal is about a big male Cardinal who lives in a tree near a farmer and his wife. The Cardinal immediately starts to sing to find himself a mate. Meanwhile the farmer and his wife enjoy watching this boisterous bird and seeing what he does. He does find a mate and through his singing the farmer and his wife's marriage is rejuvenated. It's a happy little parallel love story that will sweep you off your feet!
By: George B. Griffenhagen
|Old English Patent Medicines in America|
|Drug Supplies in the American Revolution|
By: George Barton Cutten (1874-1962)
|Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing|
By: George Chetwynd Griffith (1857-1906)
|The World Peril of 1910|
By: George E. Waring
|The Squirrels and other animals Illustrations of the habits and instincts of many of the smaller British quadrupeds|
By: George Edmund Haynes (1880-1960)
|The Negro at Work in New York City A Study in Economic Progress|
By: George Ellery Hale (1868-1938)
|The New Heavens|
By: George F. (George Frederick) Chambers (1841-1915)
|The Story of Eclipses|
By: George Forbes (1849-1936)
|History of Astronomy|
By: George Francis Atkinson (1854-1918)
|Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.|
By: George Frank Butler (1857-1921)
|Every Girl's Book|
By: George Griffith (1857-1906)
|Honeymoon in Space|
By: George H. (George Henry) Napheys (1842-1876)
|The Physical Life of Woman: Advice to the Maiden, Wife and Mother|
By: George H. (George Herbert) Carpenter (1865-1939)
|The Life-Story of Insects|
By: George H. Smith (1922-1996)
By: George Henry Makins (1853-)
|Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre|
By: George Henry Tilton (1845-)
|The Fern Lover's Companion A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada|
By: George Henry Weiss (1898-1946)
|The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds|
|The Heads of Apex|
By: George John Romanes (1848-1894)
|Darwin, and After Darwin An Exposition of the Darwinian|
|The Scientific Evidences of Organic Evolution|
By: George M. Schweig
|The Electric Bath|
By: George McCready Price
|Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation|
By: George Müller (1805-1898)
|The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller|
|A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller Written by Himself, Fourth Part|
By: George O. Smith (1911-1981)
|The Fourth "R"|
|The Big Fix|
|Highways in Hiding|
|Stop Look and Dig|
By: George Russell Shaw (1848-1937)
|The Genus Pinus|
By: George Sutherland (1855-1905)
Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast
This work from 1901 predicts what technological developments will manifest in the twentieth century. The author, a technical journalist, presents ideas for inventions and new developments in the areas of power, transportation, agriculture, mining, domestic applications, electronic devices, warfare, music, art, and news. Many have come to pass. All of them provide an interesting look into how the next century was imagined and what challenges were anticipated for the progress of society. -
By: George Thornburgh
|Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason together with the Ceremony of Installation, Laying Corner Stones, Dedications, Masonic Burial, Etc.|
By: George Vasey (1822-1893)
|Delineations of the Ox Tribe The Natural History of Bulls, Bisons, and Buffaloes. Exhibiting all the Known Species and the More Remarkable Varieties of the Genus Bos.|
By: George W. (Washington) Crile (1864-1943)
|Origin and Nature of Emotions|
By: Georgeanna M. Gardenier
|Two Decades A History of the First Twenty Years' Work of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the State of New York|
By: Georges Victor Legros (1862-)
|Fabre, Poet of Science|
By: Gerald Vance (1916-2013)
Equation of Doom
A world weary space pilot on the lam from earth for crimes unspecified; the most beautiful (earthly) tri-D woman in the universe who is determined to be the most powerful too; a planet of crafty and unscrupulous giant frogs intent on kicking out all aliens; and finally beings who live outside of time. Mix them all together and some very interesting things happen. Very interesting. And disastrous. But there's more! Why did 3000 worlds across the galaxy suddenly blossom almost simultaneously with very similar life and intelligence? Could there have been a common ancestor? Well, give or take a million years, simultaneously...
3 Science Fiction Stories by Gerald Vance
Three Science Fiction stories by the great Gerald Vance: Monsoons of Death is a very nice blend of horror story and a study of true bravery on the planet Mars. A newly commissioned lieutenant finds out a lot about both! In Larson's Luck, Vance takes us on a light hearted jaun into hot shot space ship pilots, piracy and the good part of breaking the rules. The last story, Vital Ingredient, takes the listener far into the future when the sport of boxing still has two musceled opponents battling it out in a ring, but they are simply puppets, every muscle, feint and jab controlled by ring side 'managers'; ex fighters who have moved up...
By: Gerald W. Page (1939-)
|The Happy Man|
By: Gerard W. Bancks
|The Production of Vinegar from Honey|
By: Gerry Maddren
|The Alternate Plan|
By: Gilbert White (1720-1793)
The Natural History of Selborne
The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of his life in the village. The book is in the form of a collection of letters to two friends, discussing the natural history of the areas that he knew, and natural history in general. White’s intense curiosity and his love for the world about him flow through his simple, straightforward style, and a gentle sense of humour colours many of his anecdotes.
|The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1|
|The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2|
By: Gina Lombroso (1872-1944)
|Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso|
By: Girl Scouts of the United States of America
|Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts|
|The Girl Scouts Their History and Practice|
By: Glenn D. Bradley (1884-1930)
The Story of the Pony Express
The Story of the Pony Express offers an in depth account behind the need for a mail route to connect the eastern U.S. with the rapidly populating west coast following the gold rush of California, the springing up of lumber camps, and all incidental needs arising from the settling of the western frontier. Here we learn of the inception of the Pony Express, its formation, successes, failures, facts, statistics, combined with many anecdotes and names of the people who were an integral part of this incredible entity which lasted but less than two years, yet was instrumental in the successful settlement of two thirds of the land mass comprising the expanding country...
By: Gordon R. Dickson (1923-2001)
|No Shield from the Dead|
By: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716)
The Monadology (La Monadologie, 1714) is one of Gottfried Leibniz’s best known works representing his later philosophy. It is a short text which sketches in some 90 paragraphs a metaphysics of simple substances, or monads. What he proposed can be seen as a modification of occasionalism developed by latter-day Cartesians. Leibniz surmised that there are indefinitely many substances individually ‘programmed’ to act in a predetermined way, each program being coordinated with all the others. This is the pre-established harmony which solved the mind body problem at the cost of declaring any interaction between substances a mere appearance, something which Leibniz accepted...
By: Grace Coleridge Frankland (1858-1946)
Bacteria in Daily Life
The author provides a fascinating look at the emerging science of bacteriology at the start of the twentieth century including early progress in understanding and preventing diseases such as tuberculosis and diphtheria. The book also includes chapters on the spread of disease through close contact with infected persons as well as from contaminated drinking water and milk. Water purification methods as well as the stability of various disease-causing organisms to extremes of heat and cold is discussed...
By: Grant Allen (1848-1899)
The British Barbarians
After Civil Servant Philip Christy crosses paths with the mysterious Bertram Ingledew in the respectable suburb of Brackenhurst, Philip and his sister Frida, married to the wealthy Scot Robert Monteith, become friends with the stranger. Bertram has some unconventional concepts about society, and as the story unfolds, his beliefs and actions cause much disruption in the family and the neighbourhood.Who is Bertram? Where does he come from? Allen explores some interesting ideas about society, some of which are curiously relevant today...
|Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science|
By: Graph Waldeyer
|The 4-D Doodler|
By: Great Britain. Board of Trade. Railway Dept.
|Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade on the London, Worcester, and Wolverhampton, and on the Birmingham and Shrewsbury Districts|
By: Green Peyton (1907-1968)
|The Chamber of Life|
|The Coming of the Ice|
By: Greg Fee
|Catalan's Constant [Ramanujan's Formula]|
By: Gregor Mendel
Experiments in Plant Hybridisation
Gregor Mendel (1822 - 1884) was an Augustinian monk in the St. Thomas monastery in Brno. His seminal paper "Experiments on Plant Hybridization" presents his results of studying genetic traits in pea plants. It is the ground breaking work on inheritance, being the first to differentiate between dominant and recessive genetic traits. His work was long ignored and deemed controversial, however, at its rediscovery at the turn to the 20th century, it earned Gregor Mendel the title "father of modern genetics".
By: Grenville A. J. Cole (1859-1924)
Rocks and Their Origins
Do you know the difference between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks? Are you interested in their geologic origin, chemical composition or how each type affects the landscape? Do you know the differences between limestone, granite and marble as building materials? You will find these and lots of other interesting facts about rocks in this second edition of "Rocks and Their Origins" published in 1922. The author, Grenville A. J. Cole, was an English geologist, Professor of Geology in the Royal College of Science for Ireland and an avid cyclist.
By: Guaranty Trust Company of New York
|The Fabric of Civilization A Short Survey of the Cotton Industry in the United States|
By: H. B. Carleton