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20 Short Science Fiction Stories

Compilation of 20 Science Fiction Short Stories - Summary by Kirk Ziegler

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Lancelot, Guinevere, and Merlin come tumbling your way in this contemporary adaptation of the satirical tale from America?s favorite humorist. Wander with Twain as he time travels to 6th-century England through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, who is unexpectedly transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur. Hank astonishes the Middle Age with modern technology and pop culture. These tricks from the future initially advance and improve King Arthur?s Court, but society ultimately struggles to evolve 1,300 years into the future. Jeffrey Hatcher?s adaptation of Twain?s romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages, leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st century.

A Dreamer’s Tales

Escapists of the world, rejoice! This collection of golden-age fantasy from renowned Irish author Lord Dunsany is just the ticket if you're looking for a fictional portal to transport you out of the stresses and strains of everyday life. From weird tales in a Lovecraftian vein to sword-and-steed fantasy, A Dreamer's Tales has something to suit every reader's taste.

A Likely Story

"A Likely Story" by William De Morgan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Mine of Faults

"A Mine of Faults" by F. W. Bain. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Stable for Nightmares; Or, Weird Tales

"A Stable for Nightmares; or, Weird Tales" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Sir Charles L. Young. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Syrup of the Bees

"A Syrup of the Bees" by F. W. Bain. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Witch Shall Be Born by Robert E. Howard

"A Witch Shall Be Born" is one of the original sword and sorcery novellas by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in only a few days in spring of 1934 and first published in Weird Tales in December 1934.The story concerns a witch replacing her twin sister as queen of a city state, which brings her into conflict with Conan who had been the captain of the queen's guard. Themes of paranoia, and the duality of the twin sisters, are paramount in this story but it also includes elements of the conflict between barbarism and civilization that is common to the entire Conan series.

Aladore

Ywain, a knight bored with his administrative duties, abandons his estate to his younger brother and goes on a pilgrimage to seek his heart's desire. Following a will-o'-the-wisp resembling a child, his quest takes him to the city of Paladore, where he meets the lady Aithne, half-fae enchantress. Sir Henry Newbolt's allegorical fantasy was published in hardback in Britain in 1914 and in the Uniited States a year later. It was revived in 1975 as the fifth volume in the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library. - Summary by Phil Benson, adapted from Wikipedia

Alf’s Button

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream (version 2)

John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangasian Fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. (Wikipedia) Plot summary: J K Bangs has taken Alice from Lewis Carroll's ?Alice in Wonderland? and lets her on a boring day travel with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and the other of Carroll's familiar characters to Blunderland. The story is a well written Satire, a witty, humorous tale of adventure and city politics, a tale of Alice in a land where nothing is as it should be. (Summary by Lars Rolander)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Dramatic Reading)

This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different characters. (Summary by Lucy Perry) Cast Narrator: David Goldfarb Alice: Miss Avarice The White Rabbit: BellonaTimes Mouse: cher0520 Lory: Availle Duck: Jessamy Gloor Dodo: Tim Ferreira Eaglet: Dennis D. Old Crab: Joshua Logan Young Crab: Sonja Magpie: Lucy Perry Canary: ElleyKat Pat: Terence Taylor Bill: Aidan Brack Guinea Pig 1: Rat King Guinea Pig 2: Kelseigh Caterpillar: Algy Pug Pigeon: Kelseigh Fish-Footman: Terence Frog-Footman: Peter Yearsley Cook: Ana Baby: Elizabeth Klett Duchess: Heather Phillips Cheshire Cat: Elizabeth Klett March Hare: Denny Sayers Hatter: Arielle Lipshaw Dormouse: Ruth Golding Five: Neeru Iyer Two: Elli Seven: Henry Frigon Soldier 1: Dennis D. Soldier 2: Philbert Soldier 3: Lucy Perry Queen of Hearts: Nadine Eckert-Boulet King of Hearts: Peter Yearsley Gryphon: Algy Pug Mock Turtle: Kara Shallenberg Knave of Hearts: Levi Throckmorton Alice's Sister: Diana Majlinger Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett and Arielle Lipshaw

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (version 6)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course, structure, characters, and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice's_Adventures_in_Wonderland )

Angel Island

"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.