99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories

99 Classic Science-Fiction Short Stories

by Ray BradburyAbraham Merritt Amelia Reynolds Long and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 05/01/2020


CONTENTS: ABRAHAM MERRITT 1. The People of the Pit AMELIA REYNOLDS LONG 2. Omega ANTHONY MELVILLE RUD 3. Ooze ARTHUR TRAIN 4. The Nth Power CLARK ASHTON SMITH 5. The Black Abbot of Puthuum DAVID H. KELLER 6. The Jelly-Fish DAVID H. KELLER 7. The Rat Racket DAVID H. KELLER 8. The Worm DONALD ALLEN WOLLHEIM 9. Storm Warning E.M. FORSTER 10. The Machine Stops Edgar Allan Poe 11. A Descent into the Maelstrom 12. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains 13. MS. Found in a Bottle 14. Mellonta Tauta 15. Mesmeric Revelation 16. Some Words with a Mummy 17. The Balloon Hoax 18. The Colloquy of Monos and Una 19. The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion 20. The Facts of M. Valdemar's Case 21. The Power of Words 22. The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether 23. The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade 24. Von Kempelen and His Discovery EDGAR FAWCETT 25. The Man from Mars ELLIS PARKER BUTLER 26. The House That Would Not Wait ELLIS PARKER BUTLER 27. Wetter New York FLETCHER PRATT 28. The War of the Giants FRANCIS FLAGG 29. The Dancer in the Crystal FRANCIS FLAGG 30. The Mentanicals FRANK OWEN 31. The Golden Hour of Kwoh Fan FRANK R. STOCKTON 32. A Tale of Negative Gravity FRED M. WHITE 33. The Balance of Nature GEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND 34. The Thing From—"Outside" GREEN PEYTON WERTENBAKER 35. The Man From the Atom H.G. WELLS 36. In The Avu Observatory H.G. WELLS 37. The Cone H.G. WELLS 38. The Crystal Egg H.G. WELLS 39. The Diamond Maker H.G. WELLS 40. The Flowering of the Strange Orchid H.G. WELLS 41. The Land Ironclads H.G. WELLS 42. The Lord of the Dynamos H.G. WELLS 43. The Man Who Could Work Miracles H.G. WELLS 44. The New Accelerator H.G. WELLS 45. The Plattner Story H.G. WELLS 46. The Purple Pileus H.G. WELLS 47. The Sea Raiders H.G. WELLS 48. The Star H.G. WELLS 49. The Stolen Bacillus H.G. WELLS 50. The Stolen Body H.G. WELLS 51. The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham H.G. WELLS 52. Æpyornis Island ISAAC ASIMOV 53. Youth JACK G. HUEKELS 54. Advanced Chemistry JACK LONDON 55. A Relic of the Pliocene JACK LONDON 56. A Thousand Deaths JACK LONDON 57. Planchette JACK LONDON 58. The Curious Fragment JACK LONDON 59. The Man With the Gash JACK LONDON 60. The Red One JACK LONDON 61. The Shadow and the Flash JACK LONDON 62. The Strength of the Strong JACK LONDON 63. The Unparalleled Invasion JACK LONDON 64. When the World Was Young JACK WILLIAMSON 65. The Pygmy Planet KATHERINE MACLEAN & CHARLES DYE 66. Regeneration KATHERINE MACLEAN 67. Games KATHERINE MACLEAN 68. The Carnivore KATHERINE MACLEAN 69. The Natives LEO SZILARD 70. Report on Grand Central Terminal MILES JOHN BREUER 71. The Gostak and the Doshes NELSON SLADE BOND 72. Uncommon Castaway PETER B. KYNE 73. The Last Survivor PHILIP K. DICK 74. Adjustment Team PHILIP K. DICK 75. Beyond Lies the Wub PHILIP K. DICK 76. Mr. Spaceship PHILIP K. DICK 77. Piper in the Woods PHILIP K. DICK 78. The Crystal Crypt PHILIP K. DICK 79. The Defenders PHILIP K. DICK 80. The Eyes Have It PHILIP K. DICK 81. The Golden Man PHILIP K. DICK 82. The Gun PHILIP K. DICK 83. The Hanging Stranger PHILIP K. DICK 84. The Skull PHILIP K. DICK 85. Tony and the Beetles RAY BRADBURY 86. Asleep in Armageddon RAY BRADBURY 87. The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa RAY BRADBURY 88. The Pendulum RAY CUMMINGS 89. The Light Machine RAYMOND F. O'KELLEY 90. The Man Who Lived ROBERT BARR 91. The Doom of London ROBERT WELLES RITCHIE 92. Virus X ROQUIA SAKHAWAT HUSSAIN 93. Sultana's Dream RUDYARD KIPLING 94. As Easy as A.B.C. SEABURY QUINN 95. Glamour TUDOR JENKS 96. A Lost Opportunity W.L. ALDEN 97. A Tricycle For Two W.L. ALDEN 98. Professor's Van Wagener's Eye W.L. ALDEN 99. The Professor's Jump

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Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old.

Among his many famous works are ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘The Illustrated Man’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles’.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

Frank Owen

Frank Owen is the pseudonym for two authors Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer. Diane Awerbuck's debut novel GARDENING AT NIGHT won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize and Diane was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2014.

She has long been regarded as one of South Africa's most talented writers. Alex Latimer is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books have been translated into several languages.

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov, world maestro of science fiction, was born in Russia near Smolensk in 1920 and was brought to the United States by his parents three years later. He grew up in Brooklyn where he went to grammar school and at the age of eight he gained his citizen papers. A remarkable memory helped him finish high school before he was sixteen. He then went on to Columbia University and resolved to become a chemist rather than follow the medical career his father had in mind for him.

He graduated in chemistry and after a short spell in the Army he gained his doctorate in 1949 and qualified as an instructor in biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine where he became Associate Professor in 1955, doing research in nucleic acid. Increasingly, however, the pressures of chemical research conflicted with his aspirations in the literary field, and in 1958 he retired to full-time authorship while retaining his connection with the University. Asimov's fantastic career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the appearance of a short story, `Marooned Off Vesta', in Amazing Stories.

Thereafter he became a regular contributor to the leading SF magazines of the day including Astounding, Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories and Galaxy. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. With nearly five hundred books to his credit and several hundred articles, Asimov's output was prolific by any standards.

Apart from his many world-famous science fiction works, Asimov also wrote highly successful detective mystery stories, a four-volume History of North America, a two-volume Guide to the Bible, a biographical dictionary, encyclopaedias, textbooks and an impressive list of books on many aspects of science, as well as two volumes of autobiography. Isaac Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72.

Jack London

Jack London (1876 - 1916), lived a life rather like one of his adventure stories. He was born John Chaney, the son of a travelling Irish-American fortune-teller and Flora Wellman, the outcast of a rich family. By the time Jack was a year old, Flora had married a grocer called John London and settled into a life of poverty in Pennsylvania. As Jack grew up he managed to escape from his grim surroundings into books borrowed from the local library - his reading was guided by the librarian.

At fifteen Jack left home and travelled around North America as a tramp - he was once sent to prison for thirty days on a charge of vagrancy. At nineteen he could drink and curse as well as any boatman in California! He never lost his love of reading and even returned to education and gained entry into the University of California. He soon moved on and in 1896 joined the gold rush to the Klondyke in north-west Canada. He returned without gold but with a story in his head that became a huge best-seller - The Call of the Wild - and by 1913 he was the highest -paid and most widely read writer in the world. He spent all his money on his friends, on drink and on building himself a castle-like house which was destroyed by fire before it was finished. Financial difficulties led to more pressure than he could cope with and in 1916, at the age of forty, Jack London committed suicide.

Titles such as The Call of the Wild, The Sea-Wolf and White Fang continue to excite readers today.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

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