Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Edwin A. Abbott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack London, Mu

Language: English

Pages: 503

ISBN: 2:00253193

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Edwin A. Abbott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack London, Mu

Language: English

Pages: 503

ISBN: 2:00253193

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The stories of Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne paved the way for the fantastic science fiction literature that we all enjoy today. However, full appreciation of these contemporary works is impossible without an understanding of their literary roots. Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories is a wonderful collection, comprising excerpts and short stories from some of the most beloved writers of all time. While many readers have only a cursory knowledge of these works, having either heard about them or skimmed through them, they will now be able to have this entire collection in the palm of their hands.

Included in this comprehensive collection are famous writers spanning multiple centuries:

• Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley (1818)
• Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1837)
• Some Words With a Mummy by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
• The Sphinx by Edgar Allan Poe (1850)
• Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne (1870)
• Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott (1884)
• A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (1889)
• The Star by H. G. Wells (1897)
• Edison’s Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss (1898)
• The Doomsman by Van Tassel Sutpen (1905)
• The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1913)
• The Star Rover by Jack London (1915)
• City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings (1919)
• The Blind Spot by Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint (1921)
• Tanks by Murray Leinster (1923)
• The Man Who Saved the Earth by Austin Hall (1926)
• The Moon Metal by Garrett P. Serviss (1926)
• The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker (1926)
• The New Accelerator by H. G. Wells (1926)
• The Stolen Mind by M. L. Staley (1930)
• A Scientist Rises by D. W. Hall (1932)
• The World Beyond by Ray Cummings (1942)

Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories offers not only a front-row seat to the creation of the famous science fiction and fantasy genres, but also insight on where the great sci-fi minds of today got their inspiration. With the help of Stephen Brennan, this collection is one that all fans of George A. Romero, Max Brooks, and Stephen King should have on their bookshelves.

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Polish wrestler, if he had to bear it, would break under the burden. It is his very knack of getting in under that has given us our civilization. You don’t baffle a scientist in our Utopia. It can’t be done. Which is one of the very reasons why we began to believe in the miracle. In a few moments a crowd of many thousands had gathered about the spot; the throng grew so dense that there was peril of some of them being crowded into the pit at the center. It took all the spare policemen of the city

experiments, I selected a site for a new laboratory in an unfrequented spot among the mountains this side of Lake Tahoe. You will be the first man, with the exception of my two devoted assistants, to see my apparatus, and you shall share the sensation of the critical experiment.” “Then you have not yet completed your solution of the secret?” “Yes, I have; for I am as certain of the result as if I had seen it, but I thought you were entitled to be in with me at the death.” From the nearest

railway station we took horses to the laboratory, which occupied a secluded but most beautiful site at an elevation of about six thousand feet above sea-level. With considerable surprise I noticed a building surmounted with a dome, recalling what we had seen from the Grand Teton on the roof of Dr. Syx’s mill. Hall, observing my look, smiled significantly, but said nothing. The laboratory proper occupied a smaller building adjoining the domed structure. Hall led the way into an apartment having

beyond all cavil. Since that adventure he has been steadily bringing its use under control, and I have several times, and without the slightest bad result, taken measured doses under his direction; though I must confess I have not yet ventured abroad again while under its influence. I may mention, for example, that this story has been written at one sitting and without interruption, except for the nibbling of some chocolate, by its means. I began at 6.25, and my watch is now very nearly at the

with Keane, reeling dizzily at the hatred that blazed from the latter’s accusing eyes. “Double-crossed me, eh!” The voice was a low snarl, and as he spoke Keane thumped the extra outspread on his desk. “But you’re not going to get away with it—neither of you!” Dismay, hope, dread, wonder robbed Quest of the power to speak. But he whirled around behind the desk with such unexpected violence that Keane staggered back in alarm. Then he was devouring the screaming headlines of the newspaper. Three

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