A Martian Collection of stories from Amazing Stories, Fantastic Adventures, and Super-Science Fiction magazines of the 1940's and 1950's. Stories included in this collection: Lost Treasure of Mars,... More > Edmond Hamilton, The Red Singing Sands, Koller Ernst, Murder on Mars, Frances M. Deegan, Nothing's Impossible, Charles L. Fontenay, The Prince of Mars Returns, Philip F. Nowlan, and Bright Flowers of Mars, Curtis W. Casewitt. Fully illustrated with the original magazine artwork.< Less
Written shortly after the death of his beloved wife, this little book is one of Mark Twain's masterpieces. Vilified and banned when it was first published, it is one and the same time it is one of... More > his funniest, wisest, gentlest and most romatic tales...and one of the greatest love stories ever told.
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Isaac Asimov's timeless short story originally published in 1952. Two young friends, Slim and Red discover two small strange creatures. Red decides he has an opportunity to join the circus with his... More > new pets, but Slim has his reservations.< Less
"Orobai's Vision" is the captivating first installment of the four-volume fantasy/sci-fi epic, "Tales of Aurduin," by Martin W. Ball. When the creature Orobai discovers an... More > unusual jewel that transforms into a mysterious young girl, he knows that his destiny is at hand. For 23,000 years, Orobai has wandered the lost forests and towering mountains of Aurduin, a mythical land created by the Illan. The sole remaining practitioner of the Altfein-Aryat, the Illan's mystical art of creation, Orobai has patiently awaited the fulfillment of his purpose: to heal the world of Aurduin in the aftermath of a prophesized apocalypse. Now it is a race against time as Orobai struggles to piece together the intricate puzzle of his fate, the identity of the young girl, Miraanni, and the devastating ecological sickness that is overtaking Aurduin. Join Orobai as he seeks a vision that will reveal his path through the terrible apocalypse and healing that is to come.< Less
Jev Bjorn, a teenager from the human colony world of Alessi, and Kiyel Lhevic, the estranged first born son of a Caitaran Pride Leader, are both telepaths of the highest order, brought together by... More > chance, and linked in a bond as strong as their love for each other. But even as they sought to understand their suddenly enhanced and intermingled abilities, they soon find themselves drawn into an ages old conflict. For even as Alessian and Caitaran diplomats negotiate a mutal defense pact and trade agreement between their two worlds, an ancient enemy, which centuries earlier had been banished from Caitar, has suddenly returned to fulfill their ancesstors' dream: the eradication of all alien influences on Caitar ... and they plan to begin with the destruction of Jev and Kiyel and all whom they have come into contact with.< Less
Old acquaintances, made in the two other stories, reappear: Tars Tarkas, Tardos Mors and others. There is a happy ending to the story in the union of the Warlord, the title conferred upon John... More > Carter, with Dejah Thoris.< Less
The future is a very different place in the United States of America. Democracy is dead. Fear reigns. The government uses a group of paramilitary operatives called The Martinets to keep the peace.... More > One of these Martinets, Ash 442, has witnessed something no other Martinet has ever witnessed before, and he is hunted for it. Not because it was classified, but because after seeing it, Ash rebelled. Even though Ash might reach safety, danger is always close behind. If Ash fails to act, and act soon, it could mean death for anyone who calls themselves free...< Less
"She recalled, then, the bird-house that had been crushed beneath it. For a moment she’d felt sadness and empathy for the fallen creatures. Then she saw the hand-fans. “Oh my! ... More > Hand-fans!” She had cried. And the tribe was so proud afterward; she even did them the favor of disposing the rest of the contents in the box. It was worthless junk, really. And most of it had some crazy occult symbol on it. The symbol appeared as a fat, red plus-sign. If that wasn’t enough to breed skepticism, she vaguely remembered a set of twisting serpents on some soft-tissue pouches; as well as on the miniature darts that were packed full of the serpents’ venom.
She burned them in fear that Tastrant was behind the delivery. Tastrant shared the same symbols in some of their guilds, and she was not trying to risk a Tastrant invasion. Even if she did go fetch a second opinion, it would cause too much fear and doubt about the cargo’s source to let her call dibs on the precious hand-fans."< Less