Five Weeks in a Balloon
In this story, Dr. Ferguson creates a hydrogen balloon for the purpose of exploring the unknown regions of Africa.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
This allegorical tale explores the limitations of human perceptions of reality. The author advocates the need for openness and humility in pursuit of spiritual growth and offers profound insights into the inner world of the spiritual dimension.
Amateur and professional companies will find this to be the most successful Frankenstein ever adapted for the stage.
The universe is ruled by the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, the business having overwhelmed nations and interstellar empires to create a single empire. One girl, Hanako, is on the run from the Corporation, and it's up to the Smuggler Knight to get her to safety. But Hanako has a secret, one that will ultimately decide the fate of the universe..
If I Were You
Circus midget Little Tom Little is the king of midgets, loved by crowds and carnival folk alike. Only he doesn't just want to be a bigger circus star, he wants to be just like the circus' tall and imposing leader. Trouble begins the moment that a set of ancient books containing the secret of switching bodies finds its way into Tom Little's tiny hands. When he magically trades his small frame with that of the circus chief, he finds himself in a giant-sized heap of trouble—his craving for height has landed him smack in the center ring surrounded by forty savage cats!
There's some reaction these days that holds scientists responsible for war. Take it one step further: What happens if "book-learnin'" is held responsible..? A startling science fiction novel by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire!
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Short story by Ambrose Bierce, published in 1891 in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, a collection that in 1898 was revised, enlarged, and retitled In the Midst of Life. The narrative concerns the final thoughts of a Southern planter as he is being hanged by Union soldiers. In the brief period between the tightening of the noose and the actual breaking of his neck, the man imagines his escape.
An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids
Now Mrs. Damer was soft-hearted, and also somewhat old-fashioned. She did not conceive any violent affection for Miss Dawkins, but she told her daughter that "the single lady by herself was a very nice young woman, and that it was a thousand pities she should have to go about so much alone like
Be ready to laugh, be ready to cry. Struck by an unknown virus that paralyzes him in his youth, Author Cy Edmondson’s poignant personal story provides a powerful example of the often unspoken determination that is necessary to translate simple intentions into concrete actions. An absolute inspiration for anyone who feels that life is somewhat of a challenge. Read "I CAN" in a day, and you will remember it for life.
A Call from the Dark
What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a movie rental store at ten o’clock at night? Just you and a one prank-calling psycho right out of a B-Grade horror movie. Fifteen-year-old Stacey has just started working part-time in the Video Saloon, a run down, cruddy old video store. She needs the money, as her widowed father is finding it increasingly difficult to cope at home and work. She also finds herself involved in a pirated DVD ring where it’s easy to get in, but not so easy to get out. The ring leader wants revenge, but Stacey discovers revenge can work both ways…
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