Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Gordon Stables (1840-1910)
|As We Sweep Through The Deep|
By: Grace Beaumont
|Aunt Judith The Story of a Loving Life|
By: Grace Brooks Hill
|The Corner House Girls at School|
By: H. Beam Piper (1904-1964)
The Cosmic Computer
Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, “The Junkyard Planet”, with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity. But is Merlin real, or just an old rumor? And if they find it will it save them, or tear them apart?
Oomphel in the Sky
Natives of the distant planet of Kwannon believe that their world is about to end, and in preparing for the apocalypse, may be unnecessarily bringing about their own demise. The planetary government can’t overcome its own bureaucracy to help them, and the military is overwhelmed. Can a single newsman change the course of a whole people, and save their world?
By: H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
The Island of Dr. Moreau
One of the first instances of science fiction, Wells’ classic tale published in 1986 examines various controversial philosophical issues active at the time of its publication, most notable being the implications of vivisection and degeneration. Narrated by its everyman protagonist Edward Prendick, the novel follows the events of his stay at a mysterious island, home to ghastly secrets, horrors, and incomprehensible experiences. Furthermore, the novel features innovative themes which have become iconic in the modern science fiction genre, including moral and ethical responsibility, evolution, and man’s interference with the course of nature...
The Time Machine
A science fiction novel first published in 1895, The Time Machine was the first depiction of time travel, and the reason Wells consequently coined the term “time machine” which is now universally recognized. Furthermore it is considered to be one of the precursors to the science fiction genre and the Dying Earth subgenre. An undeniable classic, the novel offers a gripping plot, speculation, and an innovative portrayal of man’s hopes, fears, and human nature in general. The tale opens with the introduction of an English scientist and inventor, simply referred to as the Time Traveler, who hosts a dinner party for a number of guests...
The First Men in the Moon
Written nearly seven decades before Neil Armstrong's historic “Giant leap for Mankind” this book by one of the most influential sci-fi writers in English is an interesting read. The First Men in the Moon by Herbert George Wells, the English author who is today called the Father of Science Fiction, describes a strange and fantastic voyage. Businessman and budding playwright, John Bedford takes a sabbatical from his work and decides to write a play. He moves to a lonely cottage in Kent where he hopes to come up with a theatrical masterpiece...
The Sleeper Awakes
Originally serialized from 1898 to 1903, Wells later made some crucial changes to the piece to create a flawless dystopian science fiction novel published in 1910 and renamed The Sleeper Awakes. The novel focuses on an Englishman, who falls in a deep sleep lasting two centuries, and sees him wake up in an unrecognizable setting and extremely wealthy. An enthralling tale of dystopian society depicted through a colorful imagination, The Sleeper Awakes concentrates on topics including dystopia, political power, religion, plutocracy, and individual and social awakening...
By: H. Irving Hancock (1868-1922)
|Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines or, Following the Flag against the Moros|
|The Grammar School Boys Snowbound or, Dick & Co. at Winter Sports|
|Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants or, Handling Their First Real Commands|
|The Grammar School Boys in Summer Athletics|
|Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers Or, Hitting the Enemy a Hard Naval Blow|
|The High School Left End Dick & Co. Grilling on the Football Gridiron|
|Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants or, Serving Old Glory as Line Officers|
|The High School Freshmen Dick & Co.'s First Year Pranks and Sports|
|The High School Captain of the Team Dick & Co. Leading the Athletic Vanguard|
|Uncle Sam's Boys with Pershing's Troops Dick Prescott at Grips with the Boche|
|Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks or, Two Recruits in the United States Army|
|The High School Boys in Summer Camp|
|The High School Pitcher Dick & Co. on the Gridley Diamond|
|The High School Boys' Canoe Club|
|The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless Or, the Dot, Dash and Dare Cruise|
|The High School Boys' Training Hike|
|The High School Boys' Fishing Trip|
By: H. K. (Harvey King) Shackleford (1841-1906)
|Fred Fearnot's New Ranch and How He and Terry Managed It|
|Halsey & Co. or, The Young Bankers and Speculators|
By: H. L. (Harry Lincoln) Sayler (1863-)
|On the Edge of the Arctic or, An Aeroplane in Snowland|
By: H. Trusta (1815-1852)
|The Angel over the Right Shoulder The Beginning of a New Year|
By: Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916)
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
This is a collection of well known fairy tales by various authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and many others.
By: Hans Aanrud (1863-1953)
Lisbeth Longfrock or Sidsel Sidsærkin
Lisbeth Longfrock - (Sidsel Sidsærkin in its original Norwegian) was seen by the author as a book written for adults, telling the story of a young girl growing up in a farming district in a steep-sided Norwegian Valley. It was first written when the author's daughter was 8 years old, the age of Lisbeth when the book begins, so she would know about his childhood spent in similar surroundings, living on a farm and spending summer in charge of the cows and goats on the mountain pastures.