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The Last New Yorkers

In the decade following its completion in 1909, New York’s once-tallest building, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower, suffered a series of unfortunate mishaps. In rapid succession it was exposed to poisonous gases, submerged under twenty thousand feet of water, struck by the tail of a comet, and transported back in time to the pre-Columbian era. […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

The Flying Legion

The room was strange as the man, himself, who dwelt there. It seemed, in a way, the outward expression of his inner personality. He had ordered it built from his own plans, to please a whim of his restless mind, on top of the gigantic skyscraper that formed part of his properties. Genre: Fiction, Science […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, War & Military

The Air Trust

The story of a billionaire, Isaac Flint, who attempts to control the very air people breathe, and the violent consequences of his ambition and greed. In the concluding chapter, Flint is described as one of “the most sinister and cruel minds ever evolved upon this planet.” Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

The Thing From — “Outside”

This was one of the 6 science fiction stories published in the first issue (April 1926) of the first magazine devoted to science fiction, Amazing Stories, edited and published by Hugo Gernsback, now considered to be the father of the science fiction genre. He described this story: “Here is an extraordinary story by the well-known […]


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories