A Martian Odyssey

A Martian OdysseyBy Stanley G. Weinbaum

A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories

Stanley G. Weinbaum is best known for his pioneering science fiction short story, A Martian Odyssey, published in 1934 to large (and continuing) praise, which introduces a sympathetic alien, Tweel.

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The Girl in the Golden Atom

The Girl in the Golden AtomBy Ray Cummings

This novel is a classic work of science fiction, and it was one of the first to explore the world of the atom.

The Girl in the Golden Atom is the story of a young chemist who finds a concealed atomic world within his mother’s wedding ring. Under a powerful microscope, he sees within the ring a beautiful young woman sitting in front of a cave. Captivated by her, he uses a method he discovered to shrink himself and does so to join her in her world.

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The Time Machine

The Time MachineBy H.G. Wells

“The Time Machine”, H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction story, is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively.

The Time Traveller, a scientist and inventor, developed a time machine and travels to the year A.D. 802,701 in the future. He finds a peaceful race, the Eloi, who are unimaginative and incurious about the world.

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A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

A Journey to the Interior of the EarthBy Jules Verne

“A Journey to the Interior of the Earth” is Jules Verne’s classic science fiction adventure about Professor Liedenbrock and his nephew Axel who discover an ancient document written by an Islandic adventurer who went to the center of the earth many years before.

Being the ever-ardent discoverer and scientist, Professor Liedenbrock immediately sets off to Iceland, taking Axel along with him. Together with their guide, Hans, they enter the weird and wonderful world deep beneath the surface of the earth.

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Planet of the Damned

Planet of the DamnedBy Harry Harrison

72 HOURS IN HELL…

Dis was a harsh, inhospitable, dangerous place and the Magter made it worse. They might have been human once–but they were something else now. The Magter had only one desire–Kill! Kill everything, themselves, their planet, the universe if they could–

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Triplanetary

TriplanetaryBy Edward Elmer Smith

Triplanetary was first serialized in Amazing Stories in 1934 and it later on formed the first of the Lensman series, where it set the stage for what is one of the greatest space-opera sagas ever written.

This original publication brings us to a distant planet inhabited by a highly developed aquatic race called the Nevians. They have managed to harness the atomic power of iron and have an enormous need for the metal to generate energy, but their planet has virtually no iron reserves.

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Storm Over Warlock

Storm Over WarlockBy Andre Norton

Stranded on the unfamiliar world of Warlock, Shann Lantee’s expedition camp has been wiped out by the Throgs, beings so alien that humans have yet to communicate with them.

And so Lantee was left alone and weaponless in the strange, hostile world, becoming the human prey of the aliens.

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Key Out of Time

Key Out of TimeBy Andre Norton

Ashe Gordon and Ross Murdock, infuriated about the loss of their fellow American Time Agent, Travis Fox, on the planet Topaz, travel to a warm ocean planet, Hawaika, where they intend to set up a time gate.

The world is so different from what they expected that they decide on a risky experiment: travel into the past of the planet, accompanied by two mutant dolphins and a female agent of Polynesian ancestry.

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Space Platform

Space PlatformBy Murray Leinster

Reach for the Stars: We now accept space travel as a reality, but what of a city in space, built on an ever suspended platform?

When young Joe Kenmore came to the little desert town of Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the top secret Space Platform project he hadn’t bargained on sabotage or murder or love. But Joe soon learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project.

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