By: Robert Shea (1933-1994)
By: Robert Sheckley (1928-2005)
3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breathof his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question "can machines solve human problems?" is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few. Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagine until you listen. And Beside Still Waters is a gentle story that shows us a man who really wants to get away from it all ... sitting on a rock in the asteroid belt with only a robot for a friend. No girls allowed! A poignant and unsettling story to say the least.
|Beside Still Waters|
|Cost of Living|
|The Hour of Battle|
By: Robert Silverberg (1935-)
Here are two early stories by the well known SF Author Robert Silverberg. The Happy Unfortunate was published first in Amazing Stories in 1957 and explores the angst caused when the human race reaches into space but at the cost of needing to breed a new species; specialized 'spacers' who can withstand the tremendous rigors of acceleration. The Hunted Heroes was published in Amazing stories a year earlier, in 1956. It is a futuristic story that holds great hope for the resilience of the human race after the war destroys most of the world.
|The Hunted Heroes|
By: Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950)
|"Fin Tireur" 1905|
|The Desert Drum 1905|
|The Princess And The Jewel Doctor 1905|
|Halima And The Scorpions 1905|
|Desert Air 1905|
|The Figure In The Mirage 1905|
|The Spinster 1905|
|Smaïn; and Safti's Summer Day 1905|
|The Collaborators 1896|
By: Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933)
The King in Yellow
Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) studied art in Paris in the late 80’s and early 90’s, where his work was displayed at the Salon. However, shortly after returning to America, he decided to spend his time in writing. He became popular as the writer of a number of romantic novels, but is now best known as the author of “The King In Yellow”. This is a collection of the first half of this work of short stories which have an eerie, other-worldly feel to it; but the stories in the second half are essentially love stories, strongly coloured by the author’s life as an artist in France...
|A Young Man in a Hurry and Other Short Stories|
By: Robert W. Haseltine
|Prelude to Space|
By: Robert W. Lowndes (1916-1998)
By: Robert Wicks
|The Quantum Jump|
By: Rog Phillips (1909-1965)
|The Unthinking Destroyer|
By: Roger D. Aycock (1914-2004)
By: Roger Kuykendall
|We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly|
|All Day September|
By: Roger Phillips Graham (1909-1965)
By: Ron Cocking
|Warning from the Stars|
By: Rosa Mary Redding [Editor] Mikels
|Short Stories for English Courses|
By: Ross Rocklynne (1913-1988)
|Sorry: Wrong Dimension|
By: Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931)
Stories of Mystery Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
|Stories of Comedy|
By: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Just So Stories
Written originally for his own children, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories have continued to delight generations of youngsters since they were first published in 1902. The thirteen stories collected in this book are meant for very young children, but they engage older kids and adults too with their charming conversational style and simple plot lines. These stories are typical examples of the “origin” story, where children are provided with imaginative rather than practical explanations for the “why” “what” “how” “where” “who” “when” questions of childhood...
The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the “white Raja” of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor. The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (Volume Five of the Indian Railway Library, published by A H Wheeler & Co of Allahabad in 1888)...
Rewards and Fairies
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his children’s books, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Puck of Pook’s Hill; his novel, Kim; his poems, including “Mandalay”, “Gunga Din”, and “If—”; and his many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King” and the collections Life’s Handicap, The Day’s Work, and Plain Tales from the Hills. He is regarded as a major “innovator in the art of the short story”; his children’s books are enduring classics of children’s literature; and his best work speaks to a versatile and luminous narrative gift...
The Brushwood Boy
The experiences in public school, Sandhurst and military life in India of Major George Cottar together with his adventures in the dream world he discovers and frequents.
|The Works of Rudyard Kipling|
|Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|
|Actions and Reactions|
|Stories by English Authors: The Orient|
These are selections of Kipling's writings; some poems, some fiction, some history but all by the master storyteller himself. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' -- William the Conqueror, Part I -- William the Conqueror, Part II -- Wee Willie Winkie -- A matter of fact -- Mowgli's brothers -- The lost legion -- Namgay Doola -- A germ-destroyer -- 'Tiger! Tiger!' -- Tods' amendment -- The story of Muhammad Din -- The finances of the gods -- Moti Guj, Mutineer.
|The Bridge Builders|
|The Day's Work - Part 01|
By: Russell Burton
|Weak on Square Roots|
By: Russell R. Winterbotham (1904-1971)
|The Minus Woman|
By: Saki (1870-1916)
Saki was the pen name of the British author Hector Hugh Munro (1870 – 1916). His witty, biting and occasionally odd short stories satirised Edwardian culture. Saki is considered a master of the short story and has been compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker as well as Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde (who clearly influenced Saki). His first collection of short stories, Reginald, was published by Methuen Press in 1904 though these stories first appeared in the ‘Westminster Gazette’. The stories...
The Chronicles of Clovis
This is the third collection of short stories by Saki, following on from “Reginald” and “Reginald in Russia”. Although some of the stories have characters that do not appear elsewhere in the collection, many of them are loosely centred round the young Clovis Sangrail (effectively a reincarnation of Reginald).
Beasts and Super-Beasts
Saki (December 18, 1870 – November 14, 1916) was the pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro. Saki’s world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end.
By: Sam McClatchie (1915-)
By: Sam Merwin (1910-1996)
|Reel Life Films|
|It's All Yours|
By: Samuel W. (Samuel Ward) Francis (1835-1886)
|A Christmas Story Man in His Element: or, A New Way to Keep House|