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  1. Omslagsbild: The terror av

    The terror

    The Terror is a short novel by Welsh horror writer Arthur Machen. In wartime Britain, a series of unexplained murders occur with no sign of who or what is responsible. The rash of unsolved murders spawns conspiracy theories, paranoia, and fear as they search for a...

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    The white people

    The White People is a horror novella by Welsh writer Arthur Machen. The novella is presented as a young girl's diary, detailing her increasingly deep delvings into witchcraft, and discovery of ancient magic.. A man is given the diary by another man who wishes to...

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    The angels of Mons the bowmen and other legends ...

    The Angels of Mons (or The Bowmen and other Legends of the War) is a collection of stories written by Welsh author Arthur Machen.  In September 1914, two months after the outbreak of World War One, Machen published a short story called The Bowmen in the London Evening...

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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 long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a...

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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 tells of a newlywed couple, the Darnells, living in a London suburb. Machen piles on an...

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    The shining pyramid

    The Shining Pyramid is a short horror story by Welsh author Arthur Machen. A tale of mystery, that blends elements of detective stories and classic horror stories in a thrilling way. The story starts innocently enough with two men discussing strange arrangements of...

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    The red hand

    The Red Hand is a horror novella by Welsh writer Arthur Machen. The Red Hand features the main characters from The Three Impostors. The story focuses on a murder performed with an ancient stone axe. The mercurial Dyson and rationalist Phillipps debate the prospect that...

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    The inmost light

    The Inmost Light is a short horror story by Welsh author Arthur Machen. A scientist imprisons his wife's soul in a shining jewel, letting something else into her untenanted body, but the jewel is stolen. Dyson was shocked at the result of his own audacity. The man shrank...

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    N

    "N" is a short horror story by Welsh author Arthur Machen. ”N” is an encounter in London of a hidden fairyland, a true psychedelic fable concerning the discovery of an alternative reality existing in the context of a humble, grey north London suburb. Arthur Machen...

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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 Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly...

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    More ghost stories of an antiquary

    More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 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 Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet,...

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    Ralestone luck

    Ralestone Luck is a novel by American author Andre Norton.  Rupert Ralestone is officially the Marquess of Lorne--but with no family money or prestige, the title is worthless.  He and his younger brother and sister return to the old family homestead--Pirate's...

  13. Omslagsbild: The man who came early av

    The man who came early

    The Man Who Came Early is a science fiction short story by Poul Anderson first published in 1957. Anderson takes us to Iceland near the end of the tenth century and convincingly depicts a truly "alien" way of life and teaches us the tragic truth that the role of a...

  14. Omslagsbild: The big time av

    The big time

    The Big Time is a science fiction novella by Fritz Leiber published in 1958. It was awarded the Hugo Award during 1958. The Big Time is a story involving only a few characters, but with a vast, cosmic back story. The storyline features members of one of two factions,...

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    Planet of the Gods

    Planet of the Gods is a science fiction novella by American author Robert Moore Williams. Far, far in the future Earth has achieved real peace and is sending out interstellar expeditions, not to conquer, but to explore.  The third such expedition, has made it to the...

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    Armageddon 2419 A.D

    Armageddon 2419 A.D. is a science fiction novella by American author Philip Francis Nowlan. The Original “Buck Rogers” novel. Nowlan’s novella tells about America in the 25th century, conquered by Hans in 2109 AD and only now beginning to rebel.  Living in...

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    Martyr

    Martyr is a 1957 science fiction novella by Alan E. Nourse. Martyr is an absorbing story, set on the Mars Colony, then on Earth. It is possible to completely replace all the parts of a worn out body, preserving the brain. But it is only being done for the geniuses and...

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    Unseen - unfeared

    Unseen – Unfeared is a science fiction horror short story by American author Francis Stevens. A creepy tale of a spectator to a strange museum exhibit that imparts him with the ability to see horrifying creatures everywhere he turns. “When our poor, faultily...

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    The gifts of Asti

    The Gifts of Asti is a science fiction short story written by Andre Norton.               She was the guardian of the worlds, but HER world was dead. Varta, the last priestess of Asti, lives alone with Lur, a telepath of the lizardfolk, in Asti's isolated mountain...

  20. Omslagsbild: Ultima Thule av

    Ultima Thule

    Ultima Thule is a science fiction novella by American author Mack Reynolds, first published in 1962. Three years after applying, Ronny is provisionally hired by United Planets and sent on a perplexing chase from planet to planet, trying to catch an interstellar saboteur....

  21. Omslagsbild: A story of the Stone Age av

    A story of the Stone Age

    A Story of the Stone Age is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, first published in 1897. This story is of a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history. . . The story is set during the Stone Age, and tells of a caveman named Ugh-lomi, who bonds...

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    Pursuit

    Pursuit is a science fiction novella by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1952. A man wakes with no memory of the last seven months. He only knows he's in danger. No sooner does he leave his apartment than it explodes in flames. He sets off running...

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    The escape

    The Escape is a science fiction novella by Poul Anderson first published in 1953.  The effect of the Change was actually rather small— but great enough to make foxes open locked doors, turn a moron into a super-moron, and give Earth a galaxy while its own system fell...

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    The big fix

    The Big Fix is a science fiction novella by George O. Smith first published in 1959.        Anyone who holds that telepathy and psi powers would mean an end to crime quite obviously underestimates the ingenuity of the human race. Now consider a horserace that had...

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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 using some dirty tricks to make sure the ending would be different.... The newfangled atom...

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    Status Quo

    Status Quo is a science fiction novella by American author Mack Reynolds, first published in 1962. Status Quo was nominated for the 1962 Hugo Award for short fiction. Larry Woolford is a government agent, tasked with investigating subversive activity. He does everything...

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    The people of the crater

    The People of the Crater is a science fiction novella by American author Andre Norton. "Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the...

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    No strings attached

    No Strings Attached is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1954.  Poor Henry was an unhappy husband whose wife had a habit of using bad clichès. Alféar was a genii who was, quite like most humans, a creature of...

  29. Omslagsbild: Derelict av

    Derelict

    Derelict is a science fiction short story by American author Alan E. Nourse.                 What was the mystery of this great ship from the dark, deep reaches of space? For, within its death-filled chambers—was the avenue of life! In a world run by a...

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    The last letter

    The Last Letter is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber published in 1958. It was a day like any other, except for that one letter in the mail - a hand written letter that paralyzed the postal service. “Who or what was the scoundrel that kept these couriers...

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    Airlords of Han

    Airlords of Han is a science fiction novella by American author Philip Francis Nowlan. Airlords of Han is the 2nd Buck Rogers story, the sequel to Armageddon 2419 A.D..  Anthony Rogers takes the fight to free 25th Century America to the Han overlords. Nowlan’s novella...

  32. Omslagsbild: A pail of air av

    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 March 1956. The story is narrated by a ten-year-old boy living on Earth after it has become a...

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    Marley's chain

    Marley’s Chain is a 1952 science fiction short story by Alan E. Nourse. Tam's problem was simple. He lived in a world that belonged to someone else. A strange little story about a man back on Earth after eight years in "the rings." Looking for work, he can't find any....

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    Mercenary

    Mercenary is a science fiction novella by American author Mack Reynolds, first published in 1962. It is the first in a series about Joe Mauser, a soldier in a rigid, caste-based society that makes it very difficult to better oneself. Every status-quo-caste society in...

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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 has a beginning and an end. But some men aren't sane; thus it isn't always so! A rather...

  36. Omslagsbild: The man who evolved av

    The man who evolved

    The Man Who Evolved is a science fiction short story by Edmond Hamilton that was first published in the April 1931 issue of Wonder Stories. In his comments on the story in Before the Golden Age, Isaac Asimov called it the first science fiction short story (as opposed to...

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    Bread Overhead

    Bread Overhead is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber published in 1958. A satire on business, advertising, and politics in the future. Bread is manufactured with the wrong gas injected at the factory, and literally becomes "lighter than air". While no...

  38. Omslagsbild: No great magic av

    No great magic

    No Great Magic is a science fiction novella by Fritz Leiber published in 1963. Sequel to The Big Time (1958) featuring amnesiac, agoraphobic Greta who plays wardrobe mistress to a company of actors between bouts of dizziness. But the troupers play even more roles than at...

  39. Omslagsbild: Coming attraction av

    Coming attraction

    Coming Attraction is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber originally published in the second issue (November 1950) of Galaxy Science Fiction. The story was nominated for a Retro Hugo Award in 2001. The story is set in Manhattan during a protracted war between...

  40. Omslagsbild: The Jupiter weapon av

    The Jupiter weapon

    The Jupiter Weapon is a science fiction short story by Charles L. Fontenay, first published in 1959.                He was a living weapon of destruction— immeasurably powerful, utterly invulnerable. There was only one question: Was he human? The Jupiter Weapon...

  41. Omslagsbild: The dwindling years av

    The dwindling years

    The Dwindling Years is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1956. He didn’t expect to be last— but neither did he anticipate the horror of being the first! A totally different story on eternal life.  The Dwindling Years...

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    The hunted heroes

    The Hunted Heroes is a science fiction short story by Robert Silverberg, first published in 1956. The Hunted Heroes is a futuristic story that holds great hope for the resilience of the human race after the war destroys most of the world. The planet itself was tough...

  43. Omslagsbild: Infinite intruder av

    Infinite intruder

    Infinite Intruder is a 1953 science fiction short story by Alan E. Nourse. When Roger Strang found that someone was killing his son—killing him horribly and often—he started investigating. He wasn't prepared to find the results of another investigation—this time...

  44. Omslagsbild: Contamination crew av

    Contamination crew

    Contamination Crew is a 1958 science fiction short story by Alan E. Nourse. Orders were orders! The creature had to be killed. But just how does one destroy the indestructible? A scout ship picks up a blob that consumes everything, organic and inorganic. The doctors...

  45. Omslagsbild: The silk and the song av

    The silk and the song

    The Silk and the Song is a science fiction short story by American author Charles Louis Fontenay first published in 1956. Excellent short story of space exploration gone horribly wrong. Set on a planet where the natives have enslaved the humans and use them as mounts or...

  46. Omslagsbild: The troublemakers av

    The troublemakers

    The Troublemakers is a science fiction novella by George O. Smith first published in 1960. What did Genetics and Hansen's Folly have in common? Why, everything ... Genetics was statistical and Hansen's Folly impossible! The Troublemakers was first published in Galaxy...

  47. Omslagsbild: Wind av

    Wind

    Wind is a science fiction short story by American author Charles L. Fontenay first published in 1959. When you have an engine with no fuel, and fuel without an engine, and a life-and-death deadline to meet, you have a problem indeed. Unless you are a stubborn...

  48. Omslagsbild: The ego machine av

    The ego machine

    The Ego Machine is a science fiction novella by American author Henry Kuttner first published in 1952. When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in optimum ecology—don't do it!  After all, who wants to argue like Disraeli or live like Ivan...

  49. Omslagsbild: Stop, look and dig av

    Stop, look and dig

    Stop Look and Dig is a science fiction short story by George O. Smith first published in 1953.  The enlightened days of mental telepathy and ESP should have made the world a better place, but the minute the Rhine Institute opened up, all the crooks decided it was time...

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    The native soil

    The Native Soil is a science fiction short story by American author Alan E. Nourse, first published in 1957.  A drug company troubleshooter is sent to Venus to increase production from the antibiotic mining project. The world's entire surface is mud and the native...

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