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...And It Comes Out Here

...And It Comes Out Here is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1951. There is one fact no sane man can quarrel with ... everything ...


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...Or Your Money Back

...Or Your Money Back is a science fiction novella by Randal Garrett, first published in 1951, under the pen-name David Gordon. There are lots of things that are considered perfect ...


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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old ...


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A Fragment of Life

A Fragment of Life is short novel by Welsh horror writer Arthur Machen. A young couple repudiate the banalities of material life in favour of the spiritual. A Fragment of Life tell ...


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A London Life

A London Life is a novella by Henry James, first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1888. A devoted sister attempts to check her sibling's scandalous behavior in the world of Brit ...


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A Pail of Air

A Pail of Air is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber which appeared in the December 1951 issue of Galaxy Magazine and was dramatized on the radio show X Minus One in Marc ...


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A Slave Is a Slave

A Slave Is a Slave is a science fiction novella written by H. Beam Piper, originally published in 1962. There has always been strong sympathy for the poor, meek, downtrodden slave- ...


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A Spaceship Named McGuire

A Spaceship Named McGuire is a science fiction novella by Randal Garrett, first published in 1961. The basic trouble with McGuire was that, though "he" was a robot spaceship, never ...


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A Thin Ghost and Others

A Thin Ghost And Others is a collection of ghost stories by English author M. R. James. M. R. James wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky ...


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A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories

A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories is a collection of ghost stories by English author M. R. James.M. R. James wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the ...


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A World is Born

A World is Bornis a short science fiction story by Leigh Brackett. A World is Born is an action & adventure story taking place on Mercury, where a convict tries to escape a terrafo ...


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Adaptation

Adaptation is a science fiction novella by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds first published in 1960. When a man has a great deal of knowledge, it becomes extremely easy for him to con ...


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Amateur in Chancery

Amateur in Chancery is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1953. The creature from Venus didn't know right from left—and life and death hung in the ...


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An International Episode

An International Episode is an 1878 short story by Henry James. Two men visting the US from London meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. ...


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Anchorite

Anchorite is a science fiction novella by Randal Garrett first published in 1962. There are two basic kinds of fools--the ones who know they are fools, and the kind that, because t ...


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Ariadne

Ariadne is a short story by Anton Chekhov first published in English in 1916 as part of the collection The Darling and Other Stories. The story begins on a steamer bound for Sebast ...


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Arm of the Law

Arm of the Law is a science fiction short story by Harry Harrison first published in 1958. How could a robot—a machine, after all—be involved in something like law application and ...


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Asteroid of Fear

Asteroid of Fear is a science fiction novella by Raymond Z. Gallun first published in 1951. “All space was electrified as that harsh challenge rang out ... but John Endlich hesitat ...


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Atom Drive

Atom Drive is a science fiction short story by American author Charles Louis Fontenay first published in 1956. It was a race between the tortoise and the hare. But this hare was us ...


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Attention Saint Patrick

Attention Saint Patrick is a science fiction short story by Murray Leinster, first published in 1960. Legends do, of course, get somewhat distorted in the passage of time. In the f ...


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Bear Trap

Bear Trap is a science fiction novella by American author Alan E. Nourse first published in 1957. The man's meteoric rise as a peacemaker in a nation tired by the long years of war ...


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Big Pill

Big Pill is a science fiction short story by Raymond Z. Gallun first published in 1952. Child, it was, of the now ancient H-bomb. New. Untested. Would its terrible power sweep the ...


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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather is a science fiction novella by Robert Silverberg.A fantastic, hilarious tale of a “no freaks required” search for aliens to be displayed on Earth in a Zoo masqu ...


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Black Man's Burden

Black Man's Burden is a science fiction novel by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds first published in 1961. It is the first in a sequence of near-future stories set in North Africa, wh ...


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Border, Breed nor Birth

Border, Breed nor Birth is a science-fiction novel by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds. It is the second in a sequence of near-future stories set in North Africa, which also includes ...