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The Choephori

by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Produced in 458 BC, Aeschylus' Choephori stands as the second play in the Oresteian trilogy. The bloodshed begun in the first play with the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra is here continued when...


by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian...

The Man With The Broken Ear

by Edmond About Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

According to Wikipedia: "Edmond François Valentin About (14 February 1828 - 16 January 1885), was a French novelist, publicist and journalist . . . His book on Greece, La Grèce contemporaine (1855) was an...


by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including0...

The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Education of Henry Adams Henry Brooks Adams 'I cannot remember when I was not fascinated by Henry Adams, ' said Gore Vidal. 'He was remarkably prescient about the coming horrors.' His political ideals shaped...

The Odyssey

by Homer. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Odyssey / Homer; translated by Samuel Butler. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey...

The Open Revolution: Rewriting the rules of the information age

by Rufus Pollock Open BookShelf (July 27, 2018)

Forget everything you think you know about the digital age. It’s not about privacy, surveillance, AI or blockchain—it’s about ownership. Because, in a digital age, who owns information controls the future....

Ammachi's Amazing Machines

The Bone Puzzle

The Boy and the Drum

by Umesh P N Open BookShelf (May 02, 2018)

A folktale about giving and kindness is presented as a lively play that can be performed on stage or in the classroom. It is written in a screenplay style and includes stage directions.

Fat King Thin Dog

It's All the Cat's Fault!

The Big Data Agenda

by Annika Richterich Open BookShelf (April 17, 2018)

This book highlights that the capacity for gathering, analysing, and utilising vast amounts of digital (user) data raises significant ethical issues. Annika Richterich provides a systematic contemporary overview...


by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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In the Walls of Eryx

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Medusa's Coil

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Blind Spot

by Bascom Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Everyone supported the Martian program—until it struck home!

The Jameson Satellite

by Neil Ronald Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The mammoths of the ancient world have been wonderfully preserved in the ice of Siberia. The cold, only a few miles out in space, will be far more intense than in the polar regions and its power of preserving...

The Memory of Mars

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

"As soon as I'm well we'll go to Mars for a vacation again," Alice would say. But now she was dead, and the surgeons said she was not even human. In his misery, Hastings knew two things: he loved his wife; but...

The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?

John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...

The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...

The Plague

by Teddy Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Suppose a strictly one hundred per cent American plague showed up.... One that attacked only people within the political borders of the United States!


by Ernest M. Kenyon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!

Special Delivery

by Damon Francis Knight Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!

The Six Fingers of Time

by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Time is money. Time heals all wounds. Given time, anything is possible. And now he had all the time in the world!

The Worshippers

by Damon Francis Knight Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Destiny reached out a hand to Algernon Weaver--but he was a timid man, at first. But on the strange world of Terranova, there was much to be learned--of destiny, and other things....

We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly

by Roger Kuykendall Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After all--they only borrowed it a little while, just to fix it--

Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".

Time Fuze

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Which made the problem of getting back home a delicate one indeed....

The Unnecessary Man

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sometimes an organizational setup grows, sets its ways, and becomes so traditional that once-necessary jobs become unnecessary. But it is sometimes quite hard to spot just which man is the unnecessary one. In...


by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If it "takes a thief to catch a thief" ... what does it take to catch a psi-gifted thief?

With No Strings Attached

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A man will always be willing to buy something he wants, and believes in, even if it is impossible, rather than something he believes is impossible. So... sell him what he thinks he wants!

A World by the Tale

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is about the best-hated author on Earth. Who was necessarily pampered and petted because of his crime against humanity....

Acid Bath

by Vaseleos Garson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.

The Huddlers

by William Campbell Gault Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

He was a reporter from Venus with an assignment on Earth. He got his story but, against orders, he fell in love—and therein lies this story.

The Sword and the Atopen

by Taylor H. Greenfield Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The conversion of light into electricity by spectrum is an interesting possibility. The idea of using foreign proteins on the human system to repel enemies, is also interesting. Do you get it? We didn't either...

Thy Rocks and Rills

by Robert E. Gilbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

They were out of place in the Manly Age—Stonecypher, a man who loved animals; Moe, a bull who hated men. Together, they marched to inevitably similar destinies...

Cry from a Far Planet

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The problem of separating the friends from the enemies was a major one in the conquest of space as many a dead spacer could have testified. A tough job when you could see an alien and judge appearances; far...

The Helpful Hand of God

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The helpful hand of God ... can be very helpful indeed. But of course, it's long been known that God helps those who wisely help themselves...

The Nothing Equation

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except-- The Nothing Equation.

The Man Who Saw the Future

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


Jean de Marselait read calmly on from the parchment. "It is stated by many witnesses that for long that part of Paris, called Nanley by some, has been troubled by works of the devil. Ever and anon great...

The Sargasso of Space

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

Helpless, doomed, into the graveyard of space floats the wrecked freighter Pallas.

The Beast of Space

by F.E. Hardart Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A tale of the prospectors of the starways-of dangers.

The Last Place on Earth

by Jim Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Naturally an undertaker will get the last word. But shouldn't he wait until his clients are dead?

The Planet with No Nightmare

by Jim Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The creatures on the little planet were real bafflers. The first puzzler about them was that they died so easily. The second was that they didn't die at all.

The Passenger

by Kenneth Harmon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The classic route to a man's heart is through his stomach—and she was just his dish.

In the Clutch of the War-God

by Milo Milton Hastings Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

FOREWORD: In this strange story of another day, the author has ''dipped into the future'' and viewed with his mind's eye the ultimate effect of America's self-satisfied complacency, and her persistent refusal...

Missing Link

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Missing Link" is vintage Frank Herbert. It tells the story of Lewis Orne, junior I-A field man, on the planet Gienah III. He is there to investigate a missing ship, and the natives are nothing but trouble......

Old Rambling House

by Frank Herbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

All the Grahams desired was a home they could call their own ... but what did the home want?