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3 Science Fiction Stories by Lester del Ray

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Lester Del Rey


The quirky mind of famous SF writer Lester del Ray gives us three wonderful tales ranging from zombies (Dead Ringer), time travel (how do yo…

The Variable Man (Version 2)

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Philip K. Dick


Philip K. Dick wrote some great Science Fiction and here is an example. Published in 1953, in Space Science Fiction, t his story explores a…

The Colour Out of Space

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H. P. Lovecraft


“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” This creepy horror…

Damned If You Don't

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Randall Garrett


We've all heard of the wonderful invention that the Big Corporation or the Utilities suppressed? The one that would revolutionize society …

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

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Mark Twain


Mark Twain wrote these two diaries, or rather as he insists, 'translated them from the original manuscripts', late in his writing career. T…

Raiders of the Universes

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Donald Wandrei


It was the 34th century and all five of the Federation of Planets around Sol were buzzing with their usual activity when the Raiders appeare…

The Royal Book of Oz (version 3)

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Ruth Plumly Thompson


"Of course, we all knew the Scarecrow was a very fine fellow, but surely we never guessed he ascended from an emperor. Most of us desce…

Raggedy Ann Stories (version 3)

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Johnny Gruelle


As I write this, I have before me on my desk, propped up against the telephone, an old rag doll. Dear old Raggedy Ann!The same Raggedy Ann w…

Mowgli: All of the Mowgli Stories from the Jungle Books

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Rudyard Kipling


In the Jungle Books, Kipling tells 9 wonderful and exciting tales about Mowgli, the human baby raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of …

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 3)

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Henry David Thoreau


"That government is best which governs least" is the famous opening line of this essay. The slavery crisis inflamed New England i…

The Sensitive Man

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Poul William Anderson


Poul Anderson delves into the realm of human potential in this exciting story and asks some penetrating questions for us to think about. Wh…

The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians (Spartans)

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Xenophon


The Polity of the Lacedaemonians talks about the laws and institutions created by Lycurgus, which train and develop Spartan citizens from bi…

A Martian Odyssey & A Valley of Dreams

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Stanley G. Weinbaum


The first of these stories was originally published in the July 1934 issue of Wonder Stories. It was followed four months later by a sequel,…

The Children's Life of the Bee

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Maurice Maeterlinck


Buzz, buzz, buzz. A fascinating and beautifully written explanation of the life of the honey bee. Maeterlinck, who won the Noble Prize for L…

Little Wizard Stories of Oz (version 2)

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L. Frank Baum


Six stores of OZ and it's wonderful inhabitants, told by the official Historian of Oz, L. Frank Baum. Lots of adventure here!! Dorothy and …

The Beast With Five Fingers

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W. F. Harvey


A well off English bachelor receives a legacy from his uncle. This includes the uncle's very large library and a box containing something t…

Nice Girl With 5 Husbands

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Fritz Leiber


Four quirky short stories by the talented Fritz Leiber: Nice Girl with 5 Husbands, A Pail of Air, The Last Letter and A Bad Day for Sales. …

Lord Tedric (version 2)

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E. E. “Doc” Smith


The best of science fantasy meets the best of science fiction as Tedric battles his way through two universes of adventure: In one universe.…

The Men in the Walls

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William Tenn


There are giant, technologically superior aliens who have conquered Earth. People live like vermin in holes in the insulation material of th…

It Could Be Anything

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Keith Laumer


A science fiction story by the great Keith Laumer - what more needs to be said? - But I will say more nevertheless. A young man sets out …

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