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A Witch Shall Be Born

  [english | 1934]  

Robert Ervin Howard

Excerpts: [... was spat from between the snarling red lips. She did not die! Fool! Oh, enough of this mummery! Look-and let your sight be blasted! Light ran suddenly ...... Aye, they tell the tale in the market-places, with wagging beards and rolling eyes, the pious fools! They tell how the first queen of our line ...... Salome made an impatient gesture. Enough of this farce let us on to the next ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 290

A Womans College From The Outside

  [english | 1926]  

Virginia Woolf

Summary: [1882. Born (25 Jan) Adeline Virginia Stephen third child of Leslie Stephen (Victorian man of letters first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography) and Julia Duckworth (of the Duckworth publishing family). Comfortable upper middle class family background. Her father had previously been married to the daughter of the novelist William Makepeace Thackery. Brothers Thoby and Adrian went to ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 47

A Womans Place

  [english | 1955]  

Mark Irvin Clifton

Summary: [Home is where you hang up your spaceship?that is if you have any Miss Kitty along!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 118

A World Apart

  [english | 1954]  

Sam Merwin

Summary: [The Know-It-All: One Mans Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World is the title of a book by Esquire editor A. J. Jacobs published in 2004. It recounts his experience of reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica all 32 volumes of the 2002 edition extending to over 33000 pages with some 44 million words. He set out on this endeavour to become the smartest person in the world. The ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 102

A World By The Tale

  [english | 1963]  

Randall Garrett

Summary: [This is about the best-hated author on Earth. Who was necessarily pampered and petted because of his crime against humanity....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 435

A World Is Born

  [english | 1941]  

Leigh Brackett

Summary: [A World Is Born by Leigh Brackett. Mel Gray flung down his hoe with a sudden tigerish fierceness and stood erect. Tom Ward working beside him glanced at Gray s Indianesque profile the youth of it hardened by war and the hells of the Eros prison blocks. A quick flash of satisfaction crossed Ward s dark eyes. Then he grinned and said mockingly. Hell of a place to spend the rest of your life ain t ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 417

A World Of Sound

  [english | 1936]  

William Olaf Stapledon

Excerpts: [... and hostile beast fell upon it and devoured it, or the whole jungle suffocated it. The strain of following this struggle for existence wearied me. I closed ...... it gave a sense of richness, solidity, and vitality quite lacking in ordinary music. This queer music, moreover, had another source of wealth. It ...... and obvious. I found myself recognizing that these active ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 418


  [english | 1924]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Summary: [A very dark and bleak tale but well written non the less and I did enjoy it.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 280

Accidental Death

  [english | 1959]  

Peter Baily

Summary: [The most dangerous of weapons is the one you dont know is loaded.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 430

Accidental Flight

  [english | 1952]  

Floyd Wallace

Summary: [Outcasts of a society of physically perfect people they couldnt stay and they couldnt go home again?yet there had to be some escape for them. Oddly enough there was!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 448

Adolescents Only

  [english | 1953]  

Irving Cox

Summary: [Elvin wasnt sure how it had started?maybe it was the Schermerhorn twins?or the mysterious meteorite?or else the world had gone crazy....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 490

Advanced Chemistry

  [english | 1927]  

Jack Huekels

Summary: [There is a lot of entertainment and also a great deal of truth in this story. We recommend it highly.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 172

Aepyornis Island

  [english | 1894]  

H Wells

Excerpts: [... on that island, doing nothing for it neither, and them quite unable to give me notice. It often used to amuse me thinking over it while I was there. ...... new species he was working on only a month or so ago. Just before I sailed. They've got a thigh bone, it seems, nearly a yard long. Monster the thing ...... wonder how long it is since these AEpyornises really lived. The ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 344


  [english | 2007]  

Tobias Buckell

Summary: [I dont agree with Jons assessment of the characters at all. I thought they were well done. The writing is excellent overall. This absolutely though felt like the first chapter of what was shaping up to be a good novel. I didnt realise it was a short story and was surprised and disappointed when I came to the end. What no more? I want the rest of the story.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 258

After A Few Words

  [english | 1962]  

Randall Garrett

Summary: [A Few Words on Non-Intervention is a short essay by the philosopher politician and economist John Stuart Mill. It was written in 1859 in the context of the construction of the Suez Canal and the recent Crimean War. The essay addresses the question of under what circumstances states should be allowed to intervene in the sovereign affairs of another country.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 362

Afternoon Of An Author

  [english | 1936]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Excerpts: [... than he had for many weeks, a fact that became plain to him negatively???he did not feel ill. He leaned for a moment against the door frame between ...... like yesterday and toast, orange juice and tea. He lingered for a moment in his daughter's end of the apartment and read his mail. It was an annoying ...... years ago and the sound rights last year. Never any luck with movies, he ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 113

All Cats Are Gray

  [english | 1953]  

Andre Alice Norton

Summary: [Under normal conditions a whole person has a decided advantage over a handicapped one. But out in deep space the normal may be reversedfor humans at any rate.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 137

All Day September

  [english | 1959]  

Roger Kuykendall

Summary: [Some men just havent got good sense. They just cant seem to learn the most fundamental things. Like when theres no use trying--when its time to give up because its hopeless....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 37

All Day Wednesday

  [english | 1963]  

Richard Olin

Summary: [Practically everybody would agree that this is Utopia....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 423

All In The Mind

  [english | 1954]  

Gene Henderson

Summary: [The Third Mind is a book by Beat Generation novelist William S. Burroughs and artist/poet/novelist Brion Gysin. First published in a French-language edition in 1977 it was first published in English in 1978. The Third Mind is a combination literary essay and writing collection showcasing a form of writing popularized by Burroughs and Gysin in the 1960s called cut-ups. Cut-ups involves taking ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 261
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