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A Tale of Negative Gravity

A retired middle-aged gentleman and his wife take a long walk, arm-in-arm, many miles, up hills, across fields, with a laden knapsack and a heavy picnic basket, and yet they are completely at ease because of the gentleman’s invention, a negative gravity device, which they carry to lighten their weight. He uses the device to […]


Genre: Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Short Stories

The Adventures of Captain Horn

This was the third-best selling book in the United States in 1895. It begins: “Early in the spring of the year 1884, the three-masted schooner Castor, from San Francisco to Valparaiso, was struck by a tornado off the coast of Peru. The storm, which rose with frightful suddenness, was of short duration, but it left […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

The Great Stone of Sardis

A double adventure written at the end of the 19th century, somewhat in the theme of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth, telling of a submarine trip in the year 1947 to reach the North Pole and a project to examine the center of the […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

The Lady, or the Tiger?

Called the most famous riddle mystery of all time, this very short story poses a dilemma. A man is sentenced to an unusual punishment for having a romance with a king’s beloved daughter. Taken to the public arena, he is faced with two doors, behind one of which is a hungry tiger that will devour […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective