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Sudden Traveler

by Sarah Hall Custom House (October 08, 2019)

“Sarah Hall is one of those rare writers whose short fiction has the same luminosity as her novels. But the short form allows her more room to probe and roam, to experiment with form, to sink her fingers into...


A Lush and Seething Hell

by John Hornor Jacobs & Chuck Wendig Harper Voyager (October 08, 2019)

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales—both never-before-published in print—that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition.

Bringing...


The Mysterious Card

by Cleveland Moffett Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

(This has been called one of the two most famous riddle stories of all time, along with "The Lady, or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton.)

Burwell, a New Yorker in Paris, during intermission at the Folies Bergère...


A Bubble Burst

by Fred Merrick White Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

How a Stock Exchange Scare Dislocated the Life of the Empire For Two Days, a story in the "Doom of London" series in which the author sounds the clarion call of potential disasters that my befall the great city....


The Romance of the Secret Service Fund

by Fred Merrick White Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Six spy-stories published in the US edition of Pearson's Magazine, Jul-Dec 1900. This series features Newton Moore, the top agent of a fictitious branch of the British War Office called "The Secret Service Fund."...


The Crystal Egg

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. (From Wikipedia)


Æpyornis Island

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A man looking for eggs of Aepyornis, an extinct flightless bird, passes two years alone on a small island with an Aepyornis that has hatched. (From Wikipedia)


The Cone

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is set at an ironworks in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire. An artist is there to depict the industrial landscape; the manager of the ironworks discovers his affair with his wife, and takes him on...


The Country of the Blind

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While attempting to climb the unconquered crest of Parascotopetl (a fictitious mountain in Ecuador), a mountaineer named Nuñez slips and falls down the far side of the mountain. At the end of his descent, down...


The Diamond Maker

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A businessman hears an account from a man who has devoted years attempting to make artificial diamonds, only to end as a desperate outcast. (From Wikipedia)


The Door in the Wall

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

One confidential evening, not three months ago, Lionel Wallace told me this story of the Door in the Wall. And at the time I thought that so far as he was concerned it was a true story.

He told it me...


A Dream of Armageddon

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

The man with the white face entered the carriage at Rugby. He moved slowly in spite of the urgency of his porter, and even while he was still on the platform I noted how ill he seemed. He dropped into...


The Empire of the Ants

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Empire of the Ants" features a Brazilian captain, Gerilleau, who is ordered to take his gunboat, the Benjamin Constant, to assist the inhabitants of the town of Badama, in the "Upper Amazon," "against a...


Filmer

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

In truth the mastery of flying was the work of thousands of men- this man a suggestion and that an experiment, until at last only one vigorous intellectual effort was needed to finish the work. But the...


The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An orchid collector purchases some new bulbs for his collection. The bulbs are from a remote area of an unexplored jungle. After they are planted, one of the bulbs develops into a blood-sucking monster. (From...


In the Avu Observatory

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A tale about an observatory in Borneo. (From GoodReads)


The Jilting of Jane

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

As I sit writing in my study, I can hear our Jane bumping her way downstairs with a brush and dust-pan. She used in the old days to sing hymn tunes, or the British national song for the time being, to...


Jimmy Goggles the God

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the story of Jimmy, a mortal man driven by desire to see the God Almighty himself. Many have tried to do so before him, but with no result. Will Jimmy be the one to succeed? (From Amazon)


The Dream

by Mary Shelley Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in France around the turn of the seventeenth century, it is the story of a young woman named Constance who is in love with Gaspar, the son of her father's enemy. (From Wikipedia)


The Heir of Mondolfo

by Mary Shelley Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

As Ludovico rode along, and the first emotions of pity having, as it were, ceased to throb in his mind, these feelings merged into the strain of thought in which he habitually indulged, and turned its...


The Invisible Girl

by Mary Shelley Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The tale is set in Wales, and tells the story of a young woman named Rosina, who lives with her guardian, Sir Peter Vernon, and is secretly engaged to his son, Henry. Henry is away from home when their relationship...


The Mortal Immortal

by Mary Shelley Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Mortal Immortal deals with the cursed life of Winzy, a young man who has lived for 323 years. He recollects the events that led to his immortality. Winzy worked for the professor and alchemist Cornelius...


The Diamond Lens

by Fitz James O'Brien Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

How I longed to discover the secret of some perfect lens, whose magnifying power should be limited only by the resolvability of the object, and which at the same time should be free from spherical and chromatic...


Rebel Raider

by Henry Beam Piper Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In the gripping Civil War story "Rebel Raider," H. Beam Piper takes a break from the science fiction that was his typical stock-in-trade and beams readers back into the midst of the conflict that ripped the...


The Assignation

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

ILL-FATED and mysterious man!—bewildered in the brilliancy of thine own imagination, and fallen in the flames of thine own youth! Again in fancy I behold thee! Once more thy form hath risen before me!—not—oh...


Berenice

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Berenice" is a short horror story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the Southern Literary Messenger in 1835. The story follows a man named Egaeus who is preparing to marry his cousin Berenice.


The Gold-Bug

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the plot follows William Legrand, who was recently bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant Jupiter fears Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed...


The Imp of the Perverse

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Imp of the Perverse" is a short story by 19th-century American author and critic Edgar Allan Poe. Beginning as an essay, it discusses the narrator's self-destructive impulses, embodied as the symbolic metaphor...


Ligeia

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman. She falls ill. After her death, the narrator marries the Lady Rowena. Rowena becomes ill and she dies...


The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Poe's detective character C. Auguste Dupin and his assistant, the unnamed narrator, undertake the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt in Paris. The body of Rogêt, a perfume shop employee, is found in the Seine,...


Shadow

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

Ye who read are still among the living; but I who write shall have long since gone my way into the region of shadows. For indeed strange things shall happen, and secret things be known, and many centuries...


A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in late November 1827, the tale is begun by an unidentified narrator whose story is the loose outer frame for the central tale of Augustus Bedloe, a wealthy young invalid whom the narrator has known "casually"...


Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque is a collection of previously-published short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1840.


William Wilson

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story follows a man of "a noble descent" who calls himself William Wilson because, although denouncing his profligate past, he does not accept full blame for his actions, saying that "man was never thus...


The Shot

by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Shot details events at a military outpost in a Russian province, and then several years later, on a country estate. Pushkin discusses themes of honor, revenge and death, and places them within the broader...


Bobcat and Other Stories

Believer Book Award 2013

by Rebecca Lee Algonquin Books (June 11, 2013)

"Wise and funny . . . [A] near-perfect collection."

—Entertainment Weekly

Rebecca Lee, one of our most gifted and original short story writers, guides readers into a range of landscapes, both foreign and domestic,...


Love of Life & Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of eight short stories from American author, journalist, and social activist Jack London. Written during his 'Klondike' period, the title story 'Love of Life' follows the trek of a prospector across...


Moon-Face & Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The title story is a short story by Jack London, on the subject of extreme antipathy. The unnamed protagonist of the story has an irrational hatred of John Claverhouse, the moon-face man. He hates really everything...


A Son of the Sun

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A Son of the Sun is a 1912 novel by Jack London. It is set in the South Pacific at the beginning of the 20th century and consists of eight separate stories. David Grief is a forty-year-old English adventurer...


The Novel of the Black Seal

by Arthur Machen Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

'The Novel of the Black Seal' is a short story of a professor who discovers markings on some Welsh limestone that correspond to characters found in ancient Babylon.


The Terror

by Arthur Machen Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Explosion at Munition Works in the Northern District: Many Fatalities." The working man told me about it, and added some dreadful details. Corpses so terribly maimed that coffins had been kept covered; faces...


The White People

by Arthur Machen Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A discussion between two men on the nature of evil leads one of them to reveal a mysterious Green Book he possesses. It is a young girl's diary, in which she describes in ingenuous, evocative prose her strange...


Her Turn

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"She was his second wife, and so there was between them that truce which is never held between a man and his first woman. He was one for the women, and as such, an exception among the colliers. In spite of their...


The Wintry Peacock

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An early selection of stories from one of Britain’s best-loved writers, The Wintry Peacock is a powerful portrayal of the devastating effects of the First World War.Disillusioned in his role as a husband and...


You Touched Me

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Two spinster sisters, quietly nursing their dying father in their family home, find their lives disrupted by the reappearance of a former charity boy, now a young soldier, whom their father had raised as a son....


The E. Hoffmann Price Spicy Adventure MEGAPACK ®: 14 Tales from the "Spicy" Pulp Magazines!

by E. Hoffmann Price & Darrell Schweitzer Wildside Press (November 19, 2014)

E. Hoffmann Price was one of the "Weird Tales Circle" that included H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith. In fact, he was the only person to meet both Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft...


The Jonas Lie MEGAPACK ®: 14 Classic Novels and Stories

by Jonas Lie Wildside Press (February 27, 2014)

Jonas Lie (pronouced "Lee" in English) is one of the greats of Norwegian literature, together with Henrik Ibsen, Bjornstjerne Bjornson and Alexander Kielland. Although considered a Realist, he also worked with...


The Invisible Force

by Fred Merrick White Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

A Story of What Might Happen In the Days to Come, When Underground London is Tunnelled In all Directions for Electric Railways, If an Explosion Should Take Place In One of the Tubes. A short story in the "Doom...


The Four Days' Night

by Fred Merrick White Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Another in the "Doom of London" series, in which the author sounds a clarion call of potential disasters that may fall upon the great city. Here he relates a tale of air pollution. Excerpt:

They crawled along...


Sultana's Dream

by Roquia Sakhawat Hussain Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Sultana's Dream is a classic work of Bengali science fiction and one of the first examples of feminist science fiction. This short story was written in 1905 by Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, a Muslim feminist, writer...