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Control Group

  [english | 1960]  

Roger Aycock


Summary: [Any problem posed by one group of human beings can be resolved by any other group. Thats what the Handbook said. But did that include primitive humans? Or the Bees? Or a Control Group]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 465

Conversation Deiros Avec Charmion

  [french | 1839]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... as l'air de poss'eder toute ta vie et ta raison. La taie de l'ombre a d'ej`a disparu de tes yeux. Prends courage, et ne crains rien. Les jours `a donner ...... - aie piti'e de moi, Charmion! - Je suis 'ecras'ee sous la majest'e de toutes choses, - de l'inconnu maintenant r'ev'el'e, - de l'Avenir, cette conjecture, fondu ...... p'eri. EIROS. - 'Epouvantablement! 'epouvantablement! ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 456

Cool Air

  [english | 1928]  

Howard Phillips Lovecraft


Summary: [When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School is Sam Kashners autobiographical account of his experience as the first student at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poeticshttp://www. naropa. edu/wp/ which was founded by Allen Ginsberg in honor of his late friend Jack Kerouac. As he describes in his book Kashner was a disgruntled Long Island teenager in the 1970s who was obsessed with ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 59

Cost Of Living

  [english | 1952]  

Robert Sheckley


Summary: [If easy payment plans were to be really efficient patrons lifetimes had to be extended!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 291

Crazy Sunday

  [english | 1932]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... hours of leisure are over. Joel Coles was writing continuity. He was twenty-eight and not yet broken by Hollywood. He had had what were considered ...... about sixteen! Where's your kiddy car? She was visibly pleased she lingered. He felt that he should say something more, something confident and easy???he ...... everything. He saw Stella's fresh boyish face, with the tired eyelid ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 443

Creatures Of Vibration

  [english | 1932]  

Harl Vincent


Summary: [The Vagabonds of Space are cast into the hands of the vibration-maddened natives of Titan satellite of Saturn.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 199

Creatures That Once Were Men

  [english | 1918]  

Maxim Gorky


Summary: [The World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Creatures is an encyclopedia featuring 1000 of the prehistoric tetrapods from the late Devonian to the Pleistocene. It was published in 2008 by Lorenz Books and by Dougal Dixon.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 204

Criminal Negligence

  [english | 1955]  

Jesse Francis Mccomas


Summary: [Somebody was going to have to be left behind... and who it would be was perfectly obvious....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 464

Crossroads Of Destiny

  [english | 1959]  

Henry Beam Piper


Summary: [No wonder hed been so interested in the talk of whether our people accepted these theories!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 422

Cry From A Far Planet

  [english | 1958]  

Tom Godwin


Summary: [BlackBerry Planet is a business history of Research In Motions mobile device the BlackBerry written by Canadian writer and historian Alastair Sweeny. The hardback edition was published by John Wiley Canada in 2009.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 0

Crystallized Thought

  [english | 1937]  

Nat Schachner


Excerpts: [... Webb Foster had built his space laboratory. It took five years and the unremitting labor of a thousand men. But when it was finished, the planets ...... he moved with strange, catlike swiftness, and the muscles rippled over his ebon form. He was a Titan, a member of the troglodyte race who inhabited that ...... which even the finest of instruments could not detect. DAYS PASSED???...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 62

Cuando Los Administradores De Sistema Gobernaron La Tierra

  [spanish | 2007]  

Cory Doctorow


Excerpts: [... de la construcci'on hab'ia cavado una zanja a trav'es del conducto principal del centro de datos y Felix se hab'ia unido a un equipo de cincuenta enfurecidos administradores ...... unos treinta a cuarenta kilos de m'as alrededor de su sector central y una barba prolija aunque abundante sobre su gruesa papada. Su camiseta dec'ia HOLA ...... de la Polic'ia Metropolitana. Con rapidez, ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 141

Cube Root Of Conquest

  [english | 1948]  

Rog Phillips


Summary: [What actual result is there in the act of conquest? What is its cube root?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 109

Cubs Of The Wolf

  [english | 1955]  

Raymond Fisher Jones


Summary: [It may be that there is a weapon that from the viewpoint of the one its used on is worse than lethal. You might say that death multiplies you by zero what would multiplication by minus one do?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 58

Cue For Quiet

  [english | 1953]  

Thomas Sherred


Summary: [After too many years T. L. Sherred returns with a story that gets our SPACE SPECIAL rating. Its the story of a man with a headachewho found a cure for it! And the cure gave him more power than any man could dream of.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 266

Cuentos De Amor De Locura Y De Muerte

  [spanish | 1917]  

Horacio Quiroga


Summary: [En Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte encontramos al autor solitario que ha conocido personalmente estas mismas realidades. Se trata de una serie de cuentos escritos en plena selva en la zona fronteriza de misiones y distanciado igualmente de lo que aprendi leyendo a Mauupassant o a Chejov.Algunos cuentos reunidos en el volumen de 1917 quizs nos parezcan desquiciados y morbosos empero no dejan ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 444

Cully

  [english | 1963]  

Jack Egan


Summary: [By all the laws of nature he should have been dead. But if he were alive... then there was something he had to find.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 253

Cupid From Bear Creek

  [english | 1935]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... I stopped there on my way back to the Humbolts from the Yavapai country. I was a sheep for the shearing and I was shore plenty. And if some of the shearers ...... to be in Teton Gulch, or anywheres just so he warn't no-wheres nigh Dolly Rixby, so I thought I'd pass the time of day with him. I went upstairs and knocked ...... shake hands? What you mean by tryin' to 'sasserinate me ...]
Genres: [fiction | short stories | westernsDownloads: 308

Dagon

  [english | 1919]  

Howard Phillips Lovecraft


Summary: [Dagon is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft written in July 1917 one of the first stories he wrote as an adult. It was first published in the November 1919 edition of The Vagrant (issue 11).After reading Lovecrafts juvenilia in 1917 W. Paul Cook editor of the amateur press journal The Vagrant encouraged Lovecraft to resume writing fiction. That summer Lovecraft wrote two stories: The Tomb and Dagon....]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 460

Daisy Miller

  [english | 1879]  

Henry James


Summary: [Daisy Miller A Study In Two Parts by Henry James. Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Winterbourne a more sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 374
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