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1 Deathworld II: The Ethical Engineer [MultiFormat]
by Harry Harrison
  On the planet Pyrrus, human colonists have fought a centuries-old war with the native life forms. These life forms adapt to human tactics and technology, evolving new species so rapidly that natives returning from even brief trips off planet must be carried in protective armor canisters from their ship to the safe buildings, where they will learn of the latest deadly threats. "The Ethical Engineer" is the second volume in the DEATHWORLD series. It was originally published as a two-part serial i... more info>> (Published: 1963)

Words: 42777 - Reading Time: 122-171 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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2 Memory Blank [MultiFormat]
by John E. Stith
  Cal Donley wakes up missing his recent memory and covered with blood. Someone else's blood. He learns that he's a computer engineer living on the L5 orbital colony Daedalus, and he's married to a tantalizing stranger. Worn on his wrist is Vincent, a watch-sized artificial intelligence who can also tell time. But Vincent is missing some of his memory, too. As Cal tries to find out what happened during his long blackout, and in particular what happened in the last few hours of the gap, people arou... more info>> (Published: 1986) Nebula Award(R) Preliminary Ballot Nominee

Words: 79114 - Reading Time: 226-316 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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3 Silverlock [MultiFormat]
by John Myers Myers
  SILVERLOCK is one of the all-time great fantasy classics. In this richly picaresque story of a modern man's fruitful adventurings in legendary realms of gold, John Myers Myers has presented a glowing tapestry of real excitement and meaning. In essence, this is the tale of Silverlock's wanderings in the Commonwealth, the land of immortal heroes real and imagined, in search of his true destiny. In form, it is sheer headlong narrative, with occasional clangorous verses woven into its fabric. In con... more info>> (Published: 1949)

Words: 137601 - Reading Time: 393-550 min.
Category: Fantasy
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4 The Lure of the Basilisk [The Lords of Dus, Vol. 1] [MultiFormat]
by Lawrence Watt-Evans
  The overman named Garth sought immortal fame. The oracle told him to serve the Forgotten King to get that fame. But this King sent Garth after a basilisk whose gaze could turn men to stone. What sane use could anyone have for a monster like that? (Published: 2003)

Words: 65903 - Reading Time: 188-263 min.
Category: Fantasy
36 Reader Ratings:
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5 The Phantom Detective: Notes of Doom [MultiFormat]
by Robert Wallace
  Follow the Phantom on the breath-taking trail of a ghastly series of sinister crimes perpetrated by a supercriminal who holds promissory notes for the lives of his victims! Ripped from the pages of the June, 1935 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magazine, here is the complete lead novel (including illustrations)--NOTES OF DOOM! Thrilling pulp action! (Published: 1935)

Words: 37647 - Reading Time: 107-150 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller
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6 The Stainless Steel Rat in The Missing Battleship [MultiFormat]
by Harry Harrison
  Slippery Jim diGriz--a.k.a. The Stainless Steel Rat--is back in this classic adventure, originally published in the April, 1960 issue of Astounding Science Fiction! It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship ... but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude. But a misplaced battleship--in the wrong hands!--can be most dangerous. (Published: 1960)

Words: 11189 - Reading Time: 31-44 min.
Category: Science Fiction
72 Reader Ratings:
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7 The Storm [MultiFormat]
by A. E. Van Vogt
  Their combined military power could not stand up to the tremendous might of Earth's greatest battleship. But one force could yet smash it--and give the Dellians the freedom they sought! (Published: 1943)

Words: 11618 - Reading Time: 33-46 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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8 Vault of the Beast [MultiFormat]
by A. E. Van Vogt
  It came to Earth to find a genius mathematician ... the one human in the solar system capable of understanding the ultimate prime number. Time is running out. The time-lock on the Beast's millennia-old Martian cage is about to open, and mankind will never be able to deal with the threat! A classic from the Golden Age of science fiction, originally published in the August, 1940 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. (Published: 1940)

Words: 10264 - Reading Time: 29-41 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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9 A Dreamer's Tale [MultiFormat]
by Lord Dunsany
  Another classic collection of Dunsany's fantasy stories, including the dreamlike "Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean." "Blagdaross," "The Madness of Andelsprutz," "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow," "Bethmoora," "Idle Days on the Yann," "The Sword and the Idol," "The Idle City," "The Hashish Man," "Poor Old Bill," "The Beggars," "Carcassonne," "In Zaccarath," "The Field," "The Day of the Poll," and "The Unhappy Body." (Published: 1910)

Words: 36723 - Reading Time: 104-146 min.
Category: Fantasy
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10 A Gathering of Doorways [MultiFormat]
by Michael Jasper
  The forest is reaching out for Gil and his wife, Melissa, but more than anything, however, the forest wants Noah, an adventurous five-year-old with a head full of tales about heroes and distant worlds. And Noah has just stepped inside the dark circle of trees . . . (Published: 2009)

Words: 92925 - Reading Time: 265-371 min.
Category: Dark Fantasy/Fantasy
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11 A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  This collection showcases Robert E. Howard's comic westerns. Howard's novel "A Gent from Bear Creek" is included (with its text restored), as well as two additional western stories featuring Breck Elkins, "While Smoke Rolled" and Texas John Alden." Introduction by Paul Herman. (Published: 2005)

Words: 102244 - Reading Time: 292-408 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Humor
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12 A Planet for Texans [MultiFormat]
by H. Beam Piper
  When the whole ornery state of Texas took off for a new planet more to their liking, New Texas was the result: a rough-and-tumble world where everyone packs a gun and it's legal to shoot politicians (if they deserve it)! But now these rugged and independent space pioneers are the targets of an expansive race of aliens. Is the Solar League's new ambassador tough enough to steer them back to Earth's embrace? (Published: 1958)

Words: 30222 - Reading Time: 86-120 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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13 A Positive Romance [MultiFormat]
by Edward Bellamy
  Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, "Looking Backward," set in the year 2000. "A Positive Romance" is one of his rare short stories, originally published in 1898, about an idea for the perfection of the human race. (Published: 1891)

Words: 4832 - Reading Time: 13-19 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Mainstream
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14 A Slip to Die For [STUD DRAQUAL Series, Book 1] [MultiFormat]
by William Maltese
  Someone had not only killed the writer, who'd been an "underground" movie star, model, hustler, and cross-dresser, but had also murdered the borderline drunk, who'd been a TV-network executive and anchorman for the evening news. Each corpse had been carefully draped in Draqualian silk, a very special silk created by very special silkworms who ate very special mulberry leaves. Stud Draqual knew all about the silk, and knew the dead men too. Two things were immediately clear: the killings weren't ... more info>> (Published: 1999)

Words: 38535 - Reading Time: 110-154 min.
Category: Erotica/Mystery/Crime
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15 A World is Born [MultiFormat]
by Leigh Brackett
  The romantic, fictionalized solar system of Leigh Brackett's works provides a lush, steamy world in Mercury, where Mel Gray is working to build a home for veterans of the Second Interplanetary War. But Gray has no idea of the romance and adventure that awaits on this savage young world... A thrilling planetary adventure from the legendary COMET pulp magazine! (Published: 1941)

Words: 8076 - Reading Time: 23-32 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Fantasy
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16 Adventure Tales #4 [Special classic 'Weird Tales' Authors Issue] [MultiFormat]
by John Gregory Betancourt, Robert E. Howard, E. Hoffmann Price
  Adventure Tales features the best short stories and novelets from classic pulp magazines. #4 is a special issue devoted to authors who made "Weird Tales" magazine famous! Included in this issue are: Features: THE BLOTTER, by the Editor; ADVENTURE THRILLS; THE MORGUE (letters); Fiction: THE MONKEY GOD, by Seabury Quinn; DOUBLE-SHUFFLE, by Edwin Baird; EVERY MAN A KING, by E. Hoffmann Price; BLIND MAN'S BLUFF, by Edwin Baird; THE MAD DETECTIVE, by John D. Swain; SON OF THE WHITE WOLF, by Robert E.... more info>> (Published: 2007)

Words: 59825 - Reading Time: 170-239 min.
Category: Fantasy/Mystery/Crime
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17 Adventure Tales #5 [MultiFormat]
by John Gregory Betancourt, Achmed Abdullah, Vincent Starrett
  The fifth issue of ADVENTURE TALES showcases the work of Achmed Abdullah, with two long stories: "The Remittance Woman" and "Their Own Dear Land." Also features are "The Pearls of Paruki," by J. Allan Dunn, and "The Midwatch Tragedy," by Vincent Starrett. (Published: 2008)

Words: 63738 - Reading Time: 182-254 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Classic Literature
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18 Alibi and Dr. Morelle [MultiFormat]
by Ernest Dudley
  A Wildside Mystery Classic. At the time that Ted Patrick is planning to pull off his biggest house-breaking job, Dr. Morelle, aided as ever by Miss Frayle, sets up an off-beat criminological experiment, which is destined to have unexpected results. The success of Ted Patrick's coup, achieved with the inside help of a pretty blonde, Myra Campbell, is marred by the killing of a village policeman. Patrick gets away with the loot but runs into trouble when his cleverly planned alibi crumbles dramati... more info>> (Published: 1959)

Words: 56379 - Reading Time: 161-225 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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19 Alien StarSwarm [MultiFormat]
by Robert Sheckley
  Salvatore commands the battleship Endymion. He's seen his share of battles and fought them bravely, too. So he doesn't hesitate when beautiful Princess Hatari pleads for his help. She wants to regain her throne, but it may be more than Salvatore can accomplish, for the deadly race known as the Balderdash has taken over the planet Melchior--and now, even his own men have turned against him! (Published: 1990)

Words: 19318 - Reading Time: 55-77 min.
Category: Science Fiction
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20 Alienist [MultiFormat]
by Laurence M. Janifer
  Space travel was supposed to be safe. Accidents only happened to other people. So what was Gerald Knave doing stranded in the middle of space, with no way to get home--and no idea where he was? (Published: 2001)

Words: 68266 - Reading Time: 195-273 min.
Category: Science Fiction
34 Reader Ratings:
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21 All for Naught [MultiFormat]
by John E. Stith
  All For Naught collects a novella and a novelette: "Naught for Hire" and "Naught Again." "Naught for Hire" is a quirky, action-packed, comedy set just a few years from now. Nick Naught, private eye, walks down some strange mean streets as he tries to stay ahead of the killers on his tail and tries to cope in a world where all the irritations we have with technology are magnified. Gadgets act up in big ways, including voice operated machines that talk back to people. Nick Naught winds up on a hit... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 35722 - Reading Time: 102-142 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Humor
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22 All White Girls [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  They're dying in the fleshpits in the Windy City. They're all white girls. One young woman is missing. Another is dead. They were drawn to the Windy City like moths to a flame, but the city's bright lights can't illuminate every dark corner. Hidden in the alleys and back streets and in a three-block long stretch of strip clubs and adult book stores are the men who prey on young women like these: the pedophiles, pimps, and pornographers. When former partners, unlicensed private investigator Big D... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 42947 - Reading Time: 122-171 min.
Category: Suspense/Thriller
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23 Ambrov Keon [Sime~Gen, Book 7] [MultiFormat]
by Jean Lorrah
  When Sime killed Gen, it was the normal way of things--after all, Gens weren't really people, were they? They existed only to provide Simes with life-giving selyn. And then Risa Tigue, a Sime, injured and needing selyn, stumbles on the trail of a gen named Sergi ambrov Keon. Sergi is a Companion, a Gen who can control the transfer of Selyn without harming either Sime or Gen. In Risa, Sergi sees the potential for that rarest of beings, a Channel. But can Risa survive the transformation--and even ... more info>> (Published: 1986)

Words: 76537 - Reading Time: 218-306 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Romance
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24 An Antarctic Mystery; or, The Sphinx of the Ice Fields: A Sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym [MultiFormat]
by Jules Vernes
  During his twilight years, the French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote two original sequels to books that had fired his own youthful imagination but which he felt to be incomplete: Johann Wyss's "Swiss Family Robinson" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." "Arthur Gordon Pym" (1845) was only one of many Poe stories which Verne admired; no other single author had more impact on his writing. Verne acknowledged this debt in his only major piece of literary cri... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 78857 - Reading Time: 225-315 min.
Category: Classic Literature/Fantasy
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25 Anal Cousins: Case Studies in Variant Sexual Practices [MultiFormat]
by William Maltese
  Carolyne's parents are determined to go to any length to assure her virginity at marriage, and so they recruit two cousins for sexual explorations that will leave less evidence behind. Adam, his hormones raging, willingly allows himself to be seduced by a cousin who is already jaded by normal sex and needs something more from the men in her life. A gang-raped young woman turns to her trusted cousin and unorthodox sex to combat the trauma of gang-rape, unwanted pregnancy, and abortion. Two men, t... more info>> (Published: 2007)

Words: 41566 - Reading Time: 118-166 min.
Category: Erotica
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