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Equality

by Edward Bellamy

The sequel to Bellamy's Looking Backward where a young man falls asleep in 1887 and wakes in a utopian year 2000, where all social ills are solved. This novel continues the thread of his utopian vision.Equality begins when Julian West returns to the year 2000 to continue his education. The book describes an ideal society in that year.

The Fairy Books of Many Colors Volume Two: The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book (The Fairy Books of Many Colors)

by Andrew Lang

Five delightful volumes filled with folklore and fairy tales from around the world for both children and adults. Collected from numerous sources and cultures, the stories in this five-volume set will take readers into worlds of woodcutters and wild animals; magicians and musicians; kings, trolls, and maidens. Consisting of The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book, this collection includes tales from Scandinavia, Japan, Sicily, France, Germany, Uganda, Turkey, India, Armenia, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and more.

The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (The Heinle Reading Library: Illustrated Classics Collection Level A)

by H. G. Wells

A brilliant scientist&’s experiment leads him into a life of crime in this classic tale—the inspiration for the suspenseful film starring Elisabeth Moss. On a frigid night in a remote English village, a visitor inquires about a room. The innkeeper welcomes him, filling the hearth with a roaring fire, but no matter how warm the room becomes, the traveler will not remove his coat or the scarf that hides his face. If he did, he would disappear. The invisible man is Griffin, a brilliant scientist who tested a new invention on himself and found that it worked far too well. When his lab was destroyed in a fire, Griffin was forced out onto the streets of London, where he turned to theft to survive. He came to the English countryside in a last-ditch attempt to return himself to normal, but he will soon be driven back into the night—and to the very edge of madness—in this original science fiction novel that inspired the psychological horror film starring Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. This ebook edition has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

A Trip to Venus

by John Munro

In plain English, at 4 a. m., a ray of light had been observed on the disc of the planet Mars in or near the "terminator"; that is to say, the zone of twilight separating day from night. The news was doubly interesting to me, because a singular dream of "Sunrise in the Moon" had quickened my imagination as to the wonders of the universe beyond our little globe, and because of a never-to-be-forgotten experience of mine with an aged astronomer several years ago...

The Water of Wondrous Isles (William Morris Library)

by William Morris

Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captor's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands.

The Water of Wondrous Isles: Large Print

by William Morris

Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captress's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands.

In the Sargasso Sea

by Thomas A. Janvier

Roger Stetworth believes himself lucky when he manages to secure passage on the Golden Hind for a mere fifty dollars--but his travels will be anything but fortunate. When he stands his ground against the villainous Captain Luke Chilton, Roger is tossed overboard and his real journey begins. The lone American traveler must travel a sea of dead ships--and the dead men aboard--to make his way home again.

In the Sargasso Sea

by Thomas A Janvier

Roger Stetworth believes himself lucky when he manages to secure passage on the Golden Hind for a mere fifty dollars—but his travels will be anything but fortunate. When he stands his ground against the villainous Captain Luke Chilton, Roger is tossed overboard and his real journey begins. The lone American traveler must travel a sea of dead ships—and the dead men aboard—to make his way home again.

In the Sargasso Sea

by Thomas A. Janvier

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG - - Captain Luke Chilton counted over the five-dollar notes with a greater care than I thought was necessary, considering that there were only ten of them; and cautiously examined each separate one, as though he feared that I might be trying to pay for my passage in bad money. His show of distrust set my back up, and I came near to damning him right out for his impu-dence - until I reflected that a West Coast trader must pretty well divide his time between cheating people and seeing to it that he isn't cheated, and so held my tongue.

TIME Star Trek: Inside the Most Influential Science Fiction Series Ever

by The Editors of TIME

Fifty years after the birth of the Star Trek phenomenon, the legacy is as alive as ever. In 2016 and 2017, both a new film and television installation will be added to the historic franchise, totaling thirteen feature films and six television series, causing Trekkies to rejoice around the world. The Star Trek series has not only captivated our imaginations, but also our hearts as we adventure alongside Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Spock and so many more favorite characters through galaxies and lightyears.Relive your favorite moments on this landmark anniversary in the all-new, special edition from TIME, Star Trek: Inside the Most Influential Science-Fiction Series Ever. Starring some of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history ¿ from human beings to extraterrestrials ¿ Star Trek examines how these two species work together to better understand the universe in which they live. Over the past fifty years, Star Trek has explored the future, and perhaps more importantly, the human condition, inspiring Trekkies all around the world to live long and prosper.

Shadows of Carcosa

by Arthur Machen Amrbose Bierce H. P. Lovecraft Edgar Allan Poe R. W. Chambers

"The true weird tale has something more than a secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains. An atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; a hint of that most terrible conception of the human brain--a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space." --H. P. LovecraftThis new collection features some of the greatest masters of extreme terror, among them Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, and Henry James, and includes such classic works as Arthur Machen's "The White People," Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows," and of course Lovecraft's own weird and hideous "The Colour Out of Space."Contents:Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. Found in a Bottle"Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"M. P. Shiel, "The House of Sounds"Arthur Machen, "The White People"Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"Walter de la Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"H. P. Lovecraft, "The Colour Out of Space"A Note on the Selection by D. Thin

Green Darkness: A Novel

by Anya Seton

A 1960s guru sends a troubled American woman back over 400 years into a past life to save her marriage in this classic New York Times–bestselling romance.Strange things are afoot after English aristocrat Richard Marsdon takes his new wife Celia, an American heiress, to his family home in Sussex. Richard acts out of character, and Celia is suffering a debilitating emotional breakdown.A friend of Celia&’s mother, a wise, Hindu mystic, realizes the couple is haunted by an event from their past lives, and the only way to repair the damage is to send Celia back in time. She journeys back almost four hundred years to the reign of Edward VI and her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun—and her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon. Although Celia and Stephen can&’t escape the horrifying consequences of their love, fate—and time—offer them another chance for redemption.Praise for Anya Seton and Green Darkness &“Seton's use of language, the crisp descriptions, the depth of emotions shown subtly growing to an almost unbearable pinnacle.&”—Barbara Samuel, a.k.a. Ruth Wind &“Elegantly mannered and exhaustively researched, the writing of Anya Seton has captivated readers for decades.&”—The Austin Chronicle &“Anya Seton has a knack of vividly painting the glory, cruelty, passion, and prejudice of long-ago days.&”—Hartford Courant

The House of Arden

by E. Nesbit

It's quite a shock for Edred and Elfrida to discover that Edred is the new Lord of Arden and rightful heir to Arden Castle. It's even more of a shock when they find themselves talking to a white mole. But the Mouldi-warp does prove to be a help (even if he is rather bad-tempered) - especially when it comes to travelling back in time and searching for hidden treasure!

Intervention: A Novel (The Saga of Pliocene Exile #1)

by Julian May

An origin story of Julian May&’s Galactic Milieu Trilogy and a link to her Saga of Pliocene Exile—&“a superb piece of speculative fiction&” (Library Journal). They have always been among us—the telepaths, the persons possessing higher mind-powers that have been called &“metapsychic&”—but they have always been few and far between and their abilities weak or erratic. Until now . . . Human evolution makes a quantum leap. And all over the world, people begin to be born with extraordinary minds. Some of them are geniuses and some are very ordinary. But all of these metapsychic operants have mind-powers that &“normal&” humanity considers amazing—and dangerous. Intervention paints this advent of Homo superior in a broad and colorful chronicle that begins in 1945 and culminates in 2013. Its many characters reveal the impact of higher mind-powers upon the possessors themselves, upon their &“normal&” associates, and upon a troubled society striving to avoid nuclear annihilation. The metapsychic operants are secretive and fearful at first. When they reveal themselves they are regarded with awe, exploited, and finally persecuted. They are torn by the dilemma of what role to play: are they destined to save the &“normal&” from global war, even if it means that they must use their mental powers to subjugate the race that gave birth to them? The book&’s principal protagonists are members of the Remillard family of New Hampshire—whose descendants are featured in Julian May&’s worldwide bestselling Saga of Pliocene Exile. Intervention details with humor, thundering action, and scientific insight a world where the human mind does much more than think—a world that is fantastic, but by no means implausible.

The Lost Continent

by Charles John Hyne

The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain.Mighty Atlantis is also decaying and corrupt. Its people are growing soft and decadent, and many live in squalor. Rebellion is in the air, and prophecies of doom ring forth. Into this epic drama of the end of time stride two memorable characters: the warrior-priest Deucalion, stern, just, and loyal, and the Empress Phorenice, brilliant, ambitious, and passionate. The old and new Atlantis collide in a titanic showdown between Deucalion and Phorenice, a struggle that soon affects the destiny of an entire civilization.

The Lost Continent: Large Print

by Charles Wright Hyne

The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain.Mighty Atlantis is also decaying and corrupt. Its people are growing soft and decadent, and many live in squalor. Rebellion is in the air, and prophecies of doom ring forth. Into this epic drama of the end of time stride two memorable characters: the warrior-priest Deucalion, stern, just, and loyal, and the Empress Phorenice, brilliant, ambitious, and passionate. The old and new Atlantis collide in a titanic showdown between Deucalion and Phorenice, a struggle that soon affects the destiny of an entire civilization.

The Moon Metal

by Garrett P. Serviss

After huge gold deposits were found in Antarctica and gold became common, the world's financial markets went into a tailspin and every currency lost its value. As bankers meet to find a solution they are approached by one Dr. Syx, who has an evil sneer and a source of a new, mysterious metal to replace gold - a metal which only he can produce. It is up to two heroic engineers try to uncover the secret of this new metal...

The Moon Metal

by Garrett P. Serviss

After huge gold deposits were found in Antarctica and gold became common, the world's financial markets went into a tailspin and every currency lost its value. As bankers meet to find a solution they are approached by one Dr. Syx, who has an evil sneer and a source of a new, mysterious metal to replace gold - a metal which only he can produce. It is up to two heroic engineers try to uncover the secret of this new metal...

My Ántonia

by Willa Cather

One of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century, Willa Cather’s heartfelt novel is the unforgettable story of an immigrant woman’s life on the hardscrabble Nebraska plains.Through Jim Burden’s affectionate reminiscence of his childhood friend, the free-spirited Ántonia Shimerda, a larger, uniquely American portrait emerges, both of a community struggling with unforgiving terrain and of a woman who, amid great hardship, stands as a timeless inspiration.With a Foreword by Kathleen Norris

The Nonborn King: Book Three Of The Saga Of The Exiles (The Saga of Pliocene Exile #3)

by Julian May

In Pliocene Europe, warring races of aliens and humans face a new threat from North America in the third novel of the Locus Award–winning sci-fi series. A group of misfits from the twenty-second century have travelled six million years back in time to the Pliocene Epoch. But instead of an uninhabited paradise, they discover a land overrun with two alien races—each possessing great psychic powers—locked in bitter war. After escaping the knightly Tanu, a group of humans forms an uneasy alliance with the dwarfish Firvulag. But even after they succeed in destroying the Tanu capital, the war is far from over. Aiken Drum, a human with awesome mental powers, has usurped the Tanu throne. Aiken faces opposition from skeptical Tanu factions, as well as the revitalized Firvulag, who now out-number the Tanu-human coalition that Aiken has patched together. But another menace emerges to threaten Aiken's rule: a group of fearsome rogues from the year 2083, who have been living quietly in North America for decades. Led by Marc Remillard, they now seek to take advantage of the chaos in King Aiken's Many-Colored Land in order to seize control of the time-portal.The Nonborn King features the same blend of adventure, rich pageantry, humor, and fantastic eroticism that characterized The Many-Colored Land and The Golden Torc.

The Oz Series Volume One: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and Ozma of Oz (The Oz Series)

by L. Frank Baum

The first three books in the timeless children&’s fantasy series—including the basis for the classic film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: When a tornado transports Dorothy Gale from Kansas to the marvelous land of Oz, she must follow the yellow brick road to find the Wizard, who can help her get home. Along the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, each of whom has a wish as important as Dorothy&’s.The Marvelous Land of Oz: The Emerald City—once ruled by the kindly Scarecrow—has been taken over by the mean General Jinjur. Now an orphan boy named Tip joins with Scarecrow to find the only one who can save the city: the last rightful heir to the throne of Oz, a princess who was hidden away long ago.Ozma of Oz: On Dorothy&’s next magical journey, she winds up in the land of Ev, where she meets new friends such as the mechanical man Tik-Tok and the clever chicken Billina. But to save the imprisoned royal family of Ev, Dorothy calls upon her friends from Oz—including the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the new queen of Oz.

A Pliocene Companion (The Saga of Pliocene Exile)

by Julian May

The author of the acclaimed Pliocene Quartet offers an in-depth guide to a saga that &“has most closely matched J. R. R Tolkien's achievement&” (San Francisco Chronicle). With its richly imagined universe and large cast of finely-drawn characters, Julian May&’s Saga of Pliocene Exile has won devoted fans across the globe who find new layers, details, and ideas with each reading. In the words of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: &“Julian May has made a new and fresh masterwork in the genre and has irrevocably placed herself among the great of fantasy and science fiction.&” Covering all four novels—The Many-Colored Land, The Golden Torc, The Nonborn King, and The Adversary—this reading guideoffers a plot chronology, the author's original maps, a descriptive listing of all the characters, and three delightful interviews with May herself. Beyond that, it gives the reader a chance to explore further the surroundings of a world six million years in the past. The glossary gives information on metapsychology, on the futuristic science of the Galactic Milieu, and on the exotic world of the Tanu and Firvulag. In all, A Pliocene Companion is a must for followers of the Saga.

Revolutions in Time

by Jonathan Dunn

The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking Jonathan Dunn for providing his accessible digital book to this community. The Revolutions of Time is a "timeless" philosophical thriller / science fiction novel. Its premise is this: Time flows in a circular motion, repeating itself in "seasons" that are much like a year on earth, similar time periods with the same general events. Because of these revolutions, the geological record shows not the immediate past, but the events of the last "season" or age, making the fossils and formations show what will happen rather than what has happened. Jehu is transported to the end of his age by the mysterious Lord of the Past, and finds himself caught in the middle of a society at war over how to divert the Big Bang that is foretold by their geologists. What follows is, as they say, history.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: First Of The Oz Books (The Land of Oz #1)

by L. Frank Baum

The story that taught the world "there's no place like home".<P><P>In this fairy tale so magical that it seems every child is born knowing it, a tornado transports Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, from the flat prairies of Kansas to the marvelous Land of Oz. <P>A fantastic journey soon follows, as Dorothy travels a yellow brick road in search of a sorcerer with the power to send her home. Joining her are the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, each of whom has a wish just as important as Dorothy's. All of their dreams will come true if they can only make it to the Emerald City and the wonderful Wizard of Oz. <P>One of the most beloved children's books of all time, L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has inspired countless adaptations, including the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland.

A Honeymoon in Space

by George C. Griffith

Imagine a honeymoon in a place no one else has ever been to - a honeymoon in the universe...Lenox Redgrave is a charming English Lord who had designed an amazing ride, never seen before - a space ship that can travel beyond the atmosphere of the Earth. But, he needs one more thing to be happy. He wants to marry a girl he met before. The girl, Zaidie Rettrick, is about to get married to someone else, due to an arranged marriage. So, he finds her and kidnaps her in order to save her from the marriage. Then, he marries her.For their honeymoon, he takes her on a voyage through the solar system. On this journey they meet a lot of alien cultures and many different creatures.

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