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The World Beyond

by Raymond King Cummings Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

Out of nowhere came these grim, cold, black-clad men, to kidnap three Earth people and carry them to a weird and terrible world where a man could be a giant at will.


Operation Haystack

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

It's hard to ferret out a gang of fanatics; it would, obviously, be even harder to spot a genetic line of dedicated men. But the problem Orne had was one step tougher than that!


Tarrano the Conqueror

by Raymond King Cummings Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

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 Warlord of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

Old acquaintances, made in the two other stories, reappear: Tars Tarkas, Tardos Mors and others. There is a happy ending to the story in the union of the Warlord, the title conferred upon John Carter, with Dejah...


Little Fuzzy

by Henry Beam Piper Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

The chartered Zarathustra Company had it all their way. Their charter was for a Class III uninhabited planet, which Zarathustra was, and it meant they owned the planet lock stock and barrel. They exploited it,...


The Dark World

by Henry Kuttner Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

World War II veteran Edward Bond's recuperation from a disastrous fighter plane crash takes a distinct turn for the weird when he encounters a giant wolf, a red witch, and the undeniable power of the need-fire,...


The Mantooth

by Christopher Leadem Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Ten thousand years after nuclear holocaust, Earth has reverted to the savage garden, and Man to his Neanderthal roots. Yet a man-child is born, fully human, and a young woman wakes to find the world she knew...


Off on a Comet

by Jules Verne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet.


A Bottle of Old Wine

by Richard O. Lewis Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A grim tale of a future in which everyone is desperate to escape reality, and a hero who wants to have his wine and drink it, too.


Operation Terror

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Mankind faces extinction at the hands of interstellar "visitors."


Galactic Derelict

by Andre Alice Norton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When a group of archeologists uncover the remains of an interstellar spaceship, they plan a trip to the past for additional information on their find. But their starship goes haywire and the explorers are trapped...


From the Earth to the Moon

by Jules Verne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

One of the earliest science fantasy stories ever written, From the Earth to the Moon follows three wealthy members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build an enormous columbiad -- and ride a spaceship...


Space Tug

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Joe had helped launch the first Space Platform--that initial rung in man's ladder to the stars. But the enemies who had ruthlessly tried to destroy the space station before it left Earth were still at work....


Measure for a Loner

by Jim Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

You can measure everything these days--heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force-fields, star-drives. And now I know there even is a... Measure for a Loner.


City at World's End

by Edmond Moore Hamilton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The pleasant little American city of Middletown is the first target in an atomic war - but instead of blowing Middletown to smithereens, the super-hydrogen bomb blows it right off the map - to somewhere else!...


In the Days of the Comet

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

A fantastic tale of the world's beauty and unity after the Great Change occurs.


After London

by John Richard Jefferies Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. Beginning with a loving description of nature...


The Creature from Beyond Infinity

by Henry Kuttner Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Cosmic terror strikes as a messenger of death sweeps through the universe.


The Underground City

by Jules Verne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A novel about the fortunes of a mining community called Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland. Miner James Starr, after receiving a letter from an old friend, leaves for the Aberfoyle mine. Although believed...


Operation: Outer Space

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Jed Cochrane tried to be cynical as the helicab hummed softly through the night over the city. The cab flew at two thousand feet, where lighted buildings seemed to soar toward it from the canyons which were...


The Golden Judge

by Nathaniel Gordon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A suggestion and a highly intriguing one--on how to settle the problems that involve face-saving among nations!


A Crystal Age

by William Henry Hudson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

I do not quite know how it happened my recollection of the whole matter ebbing in a somewhat clouded condition.


The Secret of the Ninth Planet

by Donald Allen Wollheim Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While the circumnavigation of the solar system seems farfetched, it may not be once the problem of effective anti-gravitational control is solved. In this book I have assumed that the many researchers now actually...


The Night Land

by William Hope Hodgson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Sun has gone out: the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism. The last few millions of the human race are gathered together in a gigantic metal pyramid, the Last Redoubt, under siege from unknown...


Talents, Incorporated

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The remorseless aggressors had everything in the galaxy on their side--except the little idiosyncrasies of the human mind!


The Ego Machine

by Henry Kuttner Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in optimum ecology—don't do it! After all, who wants to argue like Disraeli or live like Ivan the Terrible?


Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

by Victor Appleton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While young Tom Swift is in a jewelry store shopping for a ring for Mary, he meets a man who claims to be willing to teach Tom how to make diamonds. Later, the man (who happens to be one of the party that Tom...


Cubs of the Wolf

by Raymond Fisher Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It may be that there is a weapon that, from the viewpoint of the one it's used on, is worse than lethal. You might say that death multiplies you by zero; what would multiplication by minus one do?


Deathworld

by Harry Harrison Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Some planet in the galaxy must—by definition—be the toughest, meanest, nastiest of all. If Pyrrus wasn't it ... it was an awfully good approximation!


We're Friends, Now

by Henry Hasse Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The little man stood in front of the monstrous machine as the synaptic drone heightened to a scream. No ... no, he whispered. Don't you understand....


The Valley of the Flame

by Henry Kuttner Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

They warped Time itself to keep their secrets...


The Blind Spot

by Austin Hall & Homer Eon Flint Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

What is 'The Blind Spot?' A room in San Francisco where strange things happened -- a doorway into another cosmos, a different world, perhaps a key to the past... or future?


Space Platform

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Space Platform tells of man’s first step into outer space ... of the difficulties and dangers of reaching for the stars. It is also an exciting adventure. When young Joe Kenmore came to Bootstrap to install...


Space Prison

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

For seven weeks the Constellation had been plunging through hyperspace with her eight thousand colonists; fleeing like a hunted thing with her communicators silenced and her drives moaning and thundering. Up...


The Wailing Asteroid

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

THE PUBLIC ABRUPTLY ceased to be interested in news of the signals. Rather, it suddenly wanted to stop thinking about them. The public was scared. Throughout all human history, the most horrifying of all ideas...


The Misplaced Battleship

by Harry Harrison Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship... but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude. But a misplaced battleship--in the wrong hands!--can be most...


The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

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

Two scientists devise a compound that produces enormous plants, animals — and humans! The chilling results are disastrous.


All Cats Are Gray

by Andre Alice Norton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Under normal conditions a whole person has a decided advantage over a handicapped one. But out in deep space the normal may be reversed—for humans at any rate.


The Copper-Clad World

by Harl Vincent Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Blaine comes out of the hypnosis of the pink gas to find himself deep within Io, the copper-clad second satellite of Jupiter.


Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

by Harold Leland Goodwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A thousand miles above Earth’s surface the great space platform sped from daylight into darkness. Once every two hours it circled the earth completely, spinning along through space like a mighty wheel of steel...


This World Is Taboo

by Murray Leinster Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Land on Dara? One might as well commit suicide! Untouchable, like the Darans -- that's what they'd call Calhoun if he broke the quarantine. And they'd wipe him out on sight. But Dara needed him and that was...


Facing the Flag

by Jules Verne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Facing the Flag or For the Flag is a patriotic novel by Jules Verne. Like The Begum's Millions which Verne published in 1879 , it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what...


That Sweet Little Old Lady

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Usually, the toughest part of the job is stating the problem clearly, and the solution is then easy. This time the FBI could state the problem easily; solving it, though was not. How do you catch a telepathic...


The Time Axis

by Henry Kuttner Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Called to the end of time by a being known as The Face of Ea, four adventurers face a power that not even the science of that era could meet -- the nekron, negative matter, negative force, ultimate desctruction...


Planet of the Damned

by Harry Harrison Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Hugo nominated in 1962, originally published in Analog Science Fact-Science Fiction as "Sense of Obligation." Brion has just won the Twenties, a global competition to test achievements in 20 categories of human...


In the Year 2889

by Jules Verne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In the Year 2889 was first published in the Forum, February, 1889. It was published in France the next year. Although published under the name of Jules Verne, it is now believed to be chiefly if not entirely...