While on a scientific expedition to the South Sea Islands, Dr. David Throckmartin discovers among ancient ruins the Moon Pool, a portal into Muria, an unknown underground world. After the disappearance of Throckmartin, his wife and two companions, his old friend Dr. Walter Goodwin enters Muria with a rescue party, only to confront a fantastic subterranean world filled with incredible beings, astounding scientific advances, and the worship of the most evil of all creatures, The Shining One.
Every status-quo-caste society in history has left open two roads to rise above your caste: The Priest and The Warrior. But in a society of TV and tranquilizers-the Warrior acquires a strange new meaning. Welcome to the future according to science fiction master Mack Reynolds, where the population is kept happy with drugs and fake wars, and there is only one way to get ahead...
Conan has become King of Aquilonia by slaying its previous king, Numedides. However, Numedides’ heir, Valerius, seeks to depose Conan and assume the throne using the dark powers of Xaltotun, an ancient sorcerer resurrected by Valerius. Follow Conan’s adventures through the lands of Hyboria to retrieve the magic Heart of Ahriman in order to defeat Xaltotun and regain his kingdom!
The Inter-Planetary Corporation has sent the space ship Arcturus on a routine fact-finding mission, only to have it ambushed by a strange alien craft, leaving physicist Steve Stevens and Nadia Newton first stranded on Ganymede, and then caught up in the Vorkul-Hexan war. A space adventure of staggering proportions by science fiction master writer E. E. “Doc” Smith.
"For me this book was a gift!"
The remorseless aggressors had everything in the galaxy on their side - except the little idiosyncrasies of the human mind. The brutal Mekinese have launched a surprise attack on the helpless planet Kandar. The only hope: the unusual abilities of Talents, Incorporated. Science meets psi in this classic tale by Murray Leinster.
"Fun Space Opera, Poorly read"
Welcome to the Silicon Valley law firm of Tweedmore & Slyde, where multi-million-dollar deals are the order of the day, ambition runs high, and stabbing a colleague in the back could be taken all too literally.
"Written in 1989, this novel is a marvelous find"
A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain. Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge.
A space cruiser of Earth colonists ambushed and captured by the murderous Gerns. Left to die on a bleak, inhospitable planet. But they don’t perish. They survive. And for two hundred years, plot their revenge on the Gern Empire. A fantastic, imaginative space adventure by Tom Godwyn.
Jed Cochrane and his crew are embarking on the first-ever interstellar voyage, thanks to his invention of the faster-than-light drive. His mission: Keep the TV viewers and sponsors happy! FTL meets Reality TV in this classic tale by science fiction master Murray Leinster. What new worlds will they see? What alien creatures will they meet? And most important, what will be the overnight ratings?
This audiobook goes beyond the preoccupation with gender differences and the difference game that couples play. It helps them to develop a mutual attitude by seeing the sameness in their relationship so they can sustain a loving communication. It also offers a whole new view of sex and addresses sexual issues that couples struggle with. It is much deeper then most self-help books.
New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s'Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it's common knowledge that the s'Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors - and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog. But unless he can get them to act, and fast, there won't be a Texan alive, scared or otherwise.
"Enjoyed by a Texan"
Considered Machen’s most important and moving work, The Hill of Dreams tells the story of aspiring author Lucian Taylor and his fascination with a relic Roman fort near his hometown in Wales. The story follows Taylor’s real-life explorations, through dream-like memories, and finally obsession and fantasy that will lead to Taylor’s ultimate doom. Arthur Machen was a major influence on many early-20th Century fantasy and horror writers, including H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany, and David Lindsay.
"Major work by Arthur Machen"
Poictesme is known as the junkyard planet. A poor, sparse population ekes out a meager existence by scavenging the remains of abandoned military bases left behind after the last interstellar war. Young Conn Maxwell returns from school on Terra with the news that Merlin, a military super-computer, may be among the spoils, which they think might be their ticket out of poverty. But is Merlin just a myth? And if they find it, will it make them rich, or tear them apart?
Mysterious deaths and disappearances on a doomed ship on its final voyage. Another ship appears out of nowhere, then vanishes. A single survivor of the Mortzestus gives his account of terror and haunting on the high seas in this classic tale by master writer William Hope Hodgson.
On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth changed the world with a single bullet. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln had many repercussions and for Henry Rathbone they were profound. Henry was the only man to confront Booth and attempt to apprehend the assassin. Henry was also the man that let Booth escape. While Henry wasn't officially blamed for allowing John Wilkes Booth to kill Abraham Lincoln, he blamed himself.
"Must read if interested in Lincoln Assassination"
Conan the Barbarian battles the Black Seers of Yimsha to defeat their nefarious plot of world domination in this classic story by famed fantasy writer Robert E. Howard. One of the original novellas featuring Conan, and published as a serial in Weird Tales magazine in 1934.
Conan the Barbarian spends a night in a cheap tavern in Zamboula, and is swept up in a dark world of roaming cannibals, a naked woman and her deranged lover, the strangler Baal-pteor and the evil high priest he serves.
Alan Green, space-wrecked on a populated but backward planet, has survived for two years as a slave with no hope of rescue. Then, one day, news of spacemen landing in a remote city gives him his only chance of ever returning home. All he has to do is escape slavery, travel thousands of miles, free the spacers from prison before they are executed, and get aboard their spaceship.
"SOFT, WARM, FIRMLY CURVED BODY"
A surprise nuclear attack. An unexpected result for one small town, which may witness the end of the world, but in slow motion, not a fireball. A truly unique science fiction tale by Edmond Hamilton, first published in Galaxy Magazine.
Hunted and hated in two worlds, Hradzka dreamed of a monomaniac's glory, stranded in the past with his knowledge of the future, but he didn't know the past quite well enough. A classic science fiction novelette by H. Beam Piper, first published in 1950 in Future magazine.