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Flight From Tomorrow

  [english | 1950]  

Henry Beam Piper


Summary: [Hunted and hated in two worlds Hradzka dreamed of a monomaniacs glory stranded in the past with his knowledge of the future. But he didnt know the past quite well enough....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 192

Flight Through Tomorrow

  [english | 1947]  

Stanton Coblentz


Summary: [Hunted and hated in two worlds Hradzka dreamed of a monomaniacs glory stranded in the past with his knowledge of the future. But he didnt know the past quite well enough....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 202

Food Chain Blues

  [english | 2002]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... Police, it said, were still investigating. The thief must have had friends because a few days later, all the coffeemakers and automatic garage door ...... really pick up on the story until the incident in Vegas. Billy Coltrane had the second biggest and magic show on the Strip (just short of Sigfried and ...... concealed below the stage. On the night in question, Coltrane was in ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 308

Footprints On The Seashore

  [english | 1837]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Summary: [Footprints On The Seashore by Nathaniel Hawthorne. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SEASHORE by Nathaniel Hawthorne It must be a spirit much unlike my own which can keep itself in health and vigor without sometimes stealing from the sultry sunshine of the world to plunge into the cool bath of solitude. At intervals and not infrequent ones the forest and the ocean summon me-one with the roar of its waves the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 265

For Every Man A Reason

  [english | 1954]  

Patrick Wilkins


Summary: [The Assault on Reason is a 2007 book written by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. In the book Gore argues that there is a trend in U.S. politics toward ignoring facts and analysis when making policy decisions. He heavily criticizes the George W. Bush administration for its actions in furthering the assault on reason and also the Congress the judiciary and the press for being complicit in the ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 52

For Solo Cello Op

  [english | 2007]  

Mary Robinette Kowal


Excerpts: [... rattling on the parquet floor.? Julius stared at them, unwilling to look at the bandaged stump where his left hand had been two weeks ago.? He should ...... in the light from their apartment.? Her hair hung in loose tendrils around her face, bleached almost colorless by the backlight.? He snatched ...... Some of the tension came back to her shoulders.? Your agent called. Julius ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 224

Forever

  [english | 1959]  

Robert Sheckley


Summary: [The Forever Trap is an exclusive to audio Doctor Who story produced as part of BBC Books New Series Adventures line and the second entry in the series to be produced. Read by Catherine Tate it is the second non-televised Doctor Who adventure to feature the companion Donna Noble. It was released on CD on 9 October 2008.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 488

Forget Me Nearly

  [english | 1954]  

Floyd Wallace


Summary: [Old Men Forget is a 1953 autobiography by Duff Cooper Viscount Norwich detailing his Victorian childhood Edwardian youth and work in literature and politics. The title is taken from a famous speech by the King in William Shakespeares Henry V: Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot/But hell remember with advantages/What feats he did that day. Then shall our names/Familiar in his mouth as ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 487

Forging Ahead

  [english | 1929]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... of money were vague and somewhat debonair, but he had noticed that at family dinners the immemorial discussion as to whether the Third Street block ...... university. After she went distractedly upstairs with a cup of tea, Basil sat thinking in the dark parlor. For the present the loss meant only one ...... the room, declaring half aloud, Of course, that's the thing to do. Rushing ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 160

Forgotten Dragons

  [english | 2006]  

David Mcgillveray


Summary: [An action-packed tale of the secretive front lines of Sino-American rivalry.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 476

Forsytes Retreat

  [english | 1954]  

Winston Marks


Summary: [Sextus Rollo Forsyte had his trouble with the bottle but nothing out of a bottle ever produced such a hotel as the Mahoney-Plaza: only 260 rooms... only two guests to a room... but accommodating 5200 guests?all at the same time!... Floor please?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 210

Four Beasts In One

  [english | 1833]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Summary: [Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914. The title parodies that of George Bernard Shaws Man and Superman. Along with The Chronicles of Clovis Beasts and Super-Beasts is one of Sakis best-known works. It was his final collection of stories before his death in World War I and several of its ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 441

Four Eyes

  [english | 2004]  

Tobias Buckell


Summary: [The Crusades Through Arab Eyes is a French-language historical essay by Lebanese author Amin Maalouf. It is a narrative retelling of primary sources drawn from various Arab chronicles that seeks to provide an Arab perspective on the Crusades.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 498

Freudian Slip

  [english | 1952]  

Franklin Abel


Summary: [Things are exactly what they seem? Life is real? Life is earnest? Well that depends.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 160

Freya Of The Seven Isles

  [english | 1910]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... single hair out of its place. In the morning when she came out on the verandah for the first look westward, Sumatra way, over the sea, she seemed as ...... hair stand on end and Jasper would remain stock still on the verandah, adoring the back view of her supple, swaying figure, the miraculous sheen of ...... timber fastened with the purest copper. Goodness only knows in what part ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 31

Fullcircle

  [english | 1920]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... to sunlight and comfort the dark magnificence of the Tudor fashion. The place had the spacious air of a great mansion, and was furnished in every detail ...... no ill-wishers contemporary memoirs speak of him charitably and Dryden spared him four lines of encomium. 'A selfish old dog,' Leithen called him. 'He ...... just before they induced him to retire-and his handling of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 212

Gamblers World

  [english | 1961]  

John Keith Laumer


Summary: [Diplomat/agent/action short story disguised as science fiction. You can do much worse wasting 30 minutes.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 428

Games

  [english | 1953]  

Katherine Anne Maclean


Summary: [My 60 Memorable Games is a chess book by Bobby Fischer first published in 1969. It is a collection of his games dating from the 1957 New Jersey Open to the 1967 Sousse Interzonal. Unlike many players anthologies which are often titled My Best Games and include only victories My 60 Memorable Games includes nine draws and three losses. It has been described as a classic of objective and painstaking ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 105

Garth And The Visitor

  [english | 1958]  

Lj Stecher


Summary: [If you could ask them you might be greatly surprised?some tabus very urgently want to be broken!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 171

Gaspar Ruiz

  [english | 1905]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... was stirred by a feeling of sluggish anger, which he could not very well express, as though the vigour of his spirit were by no means equal to the strength ...... had an acquiescent soul. But it was stirred now to a sort of dim revolt by his dislike to die the death of a traitor. He was not a traitor. He said ...... Gaspar Ruiz's face, motionless and silent, staring through the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 491
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