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Jack Of No Trades

  [english | 1960]  

Charles Cottrell


Summary: [On cover: Vingt-huitieme mille.]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 485

Regeneration

  [english | 1951]  

Charles Dye


Summary: [It was bound to happen sooner or later. Not because man failed to understand his fellow man but because he failed to understand himself. There wasnt much left afterwards--after the golden showers of deadly dust and the blinding flashes that blotted out the light from the sun. And all because man continued to confuse emotion with reason. But somehow as before man survived....]
Genres: [science fiction | post 1930 | short storyDownloads: 435

The Man Who Staked The Stars

  [english | 1952]  

Charles Dye


Summary: [The secret of the growing gold.--Draculas guest.--The invisible giant.--The judges house.--The burial of the rats.--A star trap.--The squaw.--Grooken sands.--The combeen man (from The snakes pass).--The Watters Mou.]
Genres: [science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 203

I Like Martian Music

  [english | 1957]  

Charles Fritch


Summary: [There have been a number of interesting theories advanced about life on Mars but few have equalled Charles Fritchs intriguing picture of the world of Longtree and Channeljumper in its infinite variations tonal and thematic. The Mars of these two is an old culture old and finite.Longtree played. His features relaxed into a gentle smile of happiness and his body turned a bright red orange.]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 145

Skin Game

  [english | 1954]  

Charles Fritch


Summary: [Working on the theory that you can skin a sucker in space as well as on Earth the con team of Harding and Sheckly operated furtively but profitably among natives of the outer planets. That is--until there was a question of turnabout being fair play in a world where natives took their skinning literally!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 338

The Professional Approach

  [english | 1962]  

Charles Leonard Harness


Summary: [The trials of a patent lawyer are usually highly technical tribulations--and among the greatest is the fact that Inventors are only slightly less predictable than their Inventions!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 319

Atom Drive

  [english | 1956]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [It was a race between the tortoise and the hare. But this hare was using some dirty tricks to make sure the ending would be different....]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 475

Disqualified

  [english | 1954]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [If Saranta wished to qualify as one who loved his fellow man he should have known that often the most secretive things are the most obvious.]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 251

Rebels Of The Red Planet

  [english | 1961]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [Rebels Of The Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay. Marscorp wants to preserve its lucrative control of the trade between worlds. The rebel group The Phoenix wants to break that stranglehold either by developing psychic powers or adapting humans so that they survive Martian conditions. But the real Martians the children of the past have their own agenda if only Dark Kensington and Maya Nome can ...]
Genres: [science fiction | pulp | post 1930Downloads: 136

Service With A Smile

  [english | 1958]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [Herbert was truly a gentleman robot. The ladies slightest wish was his command....]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 147

The Gift Bearer

  [english | 1958]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [This could well have been Montcalms greatest opportunity a chance to bring mankind priceless gifts from worlds beyond. But Montcalm was a solid family man--and what about that nude statue in the park?]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 122

The Jupiter Weapon

  [english | 1959]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [He was a living weapon of destruction--immeasurably powerful utterly invulnerable. There was only one question: Was he human?]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 143

The Silk And The Song

  [english | 1956]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Excerpts: [... dusty road, and Blik whistled in excitement from Alan's shoulders. A figure stood on a little promontory overhanging the road ahead of them. At first ...... with a bright, transparent stuff that Wiln told Blik was called glaz. Robb told Alan in the human language, which the Hussirs did not understand, ...... ears sticking straight out on each side, with thin legs and thick tails ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 394

Wind

  [english | 1959]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [The Wind from the Sun is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Some of the stories originally appeared in a number of different publications. A part of the book was included in CD on board the Planetary Societys solar sail Cosmos 1.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 364

Accelerando

  [english | 2005]  

Charles Stross


Summary: [The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before during and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series of novelettes and novellas all published in Asimovs Science Fiction magazine in the period 2001 to 2004.The first three stories follow the character of venture altruist Manfred Macx starting ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 251

Scratch Monkey

  [english | 1993]  

Charles Stross


Summary: [There are standard methods for lifting material out of brains. Everyone everywhere in human space is riddled with nanotech Dreamtime encoders. Theyre in the air in the soil in their cells and reproducing like bacteria. They constantly monitor cerebral activity transmitting updates of their host personality to the encoders that upload minds into the Dreamtime when their bodies cease to support ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 370

Big Stupe

  [english | 1955]  

Charles De Vet


Summary: [Smart man Bruckner?he knew how to handle natives... but they knew even better how to deal with smart terrestrials!]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 4

Delayed Action

  [english | 1953]  

Charles De Vet


Excerpts: [... rumpled canvas the concessionaires had put up to protect the tourists from Marlock's yellow sun. The sun was hot and soon Johnson's clothing was marked ...... and Johnson threaded his way carefully past them. Another twenty-five steps and he left the others behind. All except the bearded man. He neither paused ...... a soothing lethargy bathed Johnson's body. His pains vanished, ...]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 94

Monkey On His Back

  [english | 1960]  

Charles De Vet


Excerpts: [... Who he was, and what he was doing here, was clouded. The truth lurked in some corner of his consciousness, but it was not reached by surface awareness. The ...... against the side of his skull. The starch went out of his legs. Do you make anything out of it? the psychoanalyst Milton Bergstrom, asked. John Zarwell ...... derivative that's been well tested. The floor beneath ...]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 121

There Is A Reaper

  [english | 1953]  

Charles De Vet


Summary: [Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder what comes afterward? There was one way to find outask a dead man!]
Genres: [fiction | horror | science fictionDownloads: 454
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