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Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsay

by Lord Dunsany

These plays and stories have for their continual theme the passing away of gods and men and cities before the mysterious power which is sometimes called by some great god's name but more often "Time." His travelers, who travel by so many rivers and deserts and listen to sounding names none heard before, come back with no tale that does not tell of vague rebellion against that power, and all the beautiful things they have seen get something of their charm from the pathos of fragility. This poet who has imagined colors, ceremonies and incredible processions that never passed before the eyes of Edgar Allen Poe or of De Quincey, and remembered as much fabulous beauty as Sir John Mandeville, has yet never wearied of the most universal of emotions. . . . He can show us the movement of sand, as we have seen it where the seashore meets the grass, but so changed that it becomes the deserts of the world. Only the sand knew and arose and was troubled and lay down again and the wind knew.

Plays of Near & Far

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland's longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin.

If

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland's longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin.

The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save For

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland's longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin.

Masters of None

by Lloyd Neil Goble

The advantages of specialization are so obvious that, today, we don't even know how to recognize a competent syncretist!

Victory

by Lester Del Rey

It seemed Earth was a rich and undefended planet in a warring, hating galaxy. Things can be deceptive though; children playing can be quite rough--but that ain't war, friend!

The Sky is Falling

by Lester Del Rey

Dave stared around the office. He went to the window and stared upwards at the crazy patchwork of the sky. For all he knew, in such a sky there might be cracks. In fact, as he looked, he could make out a rift, and beyond that a . . . hole . . . a small patch where there was no color, and yet the sky there was not black. There were no stars there, though points of light were clustered around the edges, apparently retreating.

Pursuit

by Lester Del Rey

Dave stared around the office. He went to the window and stared upwards at the crazy patchwork of the sky. For all he knew, in such a sky there might be cracks. In fact, as he looked, he could make out a rift, and beyond that a ... hole ... a small patch where there was no color, and yet the sky there was not black. There were no stars there, though points of light were clustered around the edges, apparently retreating.''

Police Your Planet

by Lester Del Rey

Bruce Gordon was an ex-fighter, ex-gambler, ex-cop, ex-reporter, and now he was an ex-patriot of Earth. Security shipped him to Mars with a knife, 100 credits, and a yellow card that meant no return. An SF novel that would appeal to Mickey Spillane fans, Police Your Planet features lots of hands-on violence, assorted beatings, and blood. But this isn't just a crime novel put into space; this is a hard sf novel, and the terraforming of Mars, while not dwelt upon, is central to the story.

No Strings Attached

by Lester Del Rey

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 habit. Their murder compact was absolutely perfect, with--No Strings Attached

Dead Ringer

by Lester Del Rey

There was nothing, especially on Earth, which could set him free--the truth least of all!

Question of Comfort

by Les Collins

The Gravity Gang was a group of geniuses--devoting its brilliance to creating a realistic Solar System for Disneyland. That was the story, anyway. No one would have believed all that stuff about cops and robbers from outer space.

One-Way Ticket to Nowhere

by Leroy Yerxa

Like a ghost in the night a whole Mono train vanished. And it was up to Jeff Blake to find out where it had gone...

When the Yule Log Burns: A Christmas Story

by Leona Dalrymple

Leona Dalrymple (Mrs. C. Acton Wilson) (1884-? ) was an American author. In 1914, she won a prize of $10,000 for her novel, Diane of the Green Van (1914). Among her other stories are The Colonel's Maid (1910), Traumerei (1912), Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration (1913), The Lovable Meddler (1915), Jimsy; The Christmas Kid (1915), When the Yule-Log Burns: A Christmas Story (1916), Kenny (1917), Paul stories (1920) and Fool's Hill (1922). She also wrote short stories for magazines and moving picture scenarios.

Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration

by Leona Dalrymple

Leona Dalrymple (Mrs. C. Acton Wilson) (1884-? ) was an American author. In 1914, she won a prize of $10,000 for her novel, Diane of the Green Van (1914). Among her other stories are The Colonel's Maid (1910), Traumerei (1912), Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration (1913), The Lovable Meddler (1915), Jimsy; The Christmas Kid (1915), When the Yule-Log Burns: A Christmas Story (1916), Kenny (1917), Paul stories (1920) and Fool's Hill (1922). She also wrote short stories for magazines and moving picture scenarios.

Kenny

by Leona Dalrymple

"Lightning struck with a sinister flare of fire at Kenny's feet, with hot blinding pieces of the floor flying all about him " Kennicott O'Neill had the magic touch of luck . . . and a predilection to run into disaster, too, to go right along with it--especially in matters involving his rebellious son, Brian. Kenny knew he was getting on in years, although his auburn hair was still bright and thick, and his eyes were as blue and merry now as when he tramped and sketched as a lad among the ruined altars of the druids. And his temper was as ready to flare up as ever--along with the sparking fires of his romantic heart Such a colorful figure, this old Irish artist, O'Neill--and still a troublemaker, too--winning heartfelt gazes from the same woman his son loved

Jimsy: The Christmas Kid

by Leona Dalrymple

His name was Jimsy and he took it for granted that you liked him. That made things difficult from the very start-that and the fact that he arrived in the village two days before Christmas strung to such a holiday pitch of expectation that, if you were a respectable, bewhiskered first citizen like Jimsy's host, you felt the cut-and-dried dignity of a season which unflinching thrift had taught you to pare of all its glittering non-essentials, threatened by his bubbling air of faith in something wonderful to happen.

Diane of the Green Van

by Leona Dalrymple

Diane of the Green Van was awarded the $10,000.00 prize in a novel contest in which over five hundred manuscripts were submitted.

Where I Wasn't Going

by Leigh Richmond

"The Spaceman's Lament" concerned a man who wound up where he wasn't going ... but the men on Space Station One knew they weren't going anywhere. Until Confusion set in....

Prologue to an Analogue

by Leigh Richmond

Finnagle's Law shows that many times we don't get the effect we planned on. But ... there's an inverse to that famous law, too....

Poppa Needs Shorts

by Leigh Richmond

Given valid data, you can reach completely wrong conclusions. But given a wrong conclusion, you can still get a right answer!

Black Amazon of Mars

by Leigh Douglass Brackett

Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city--with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel--ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures--at his side stalked the whispering spectre of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!

Valley of the Croen

by Lee Tarbell

There was a mysterious golden statue that always pointed one way--and it led to sudden death in the valley where flying disks landed.

Lease to Doomsday

by Lee Archer

The twins were a rare team indeed. They wanted to build a printing plant on a garbage dump. When Muldoon asked them why, their answer was entirely logical:''Because we live here.''

With Trapper Jim in the North Woods

by Lawrence J. Leslie

Originally published in the early 1900s, "With Trapper Jim in the North Woods" is a classic children's adventure written by Lawrence J. Leslie.

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