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Man Who Would Be King, The

By: Rudyard Kipling

The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the white Raja of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor. The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (Volume Five of the Indian Railway Library, publish...

Adventure, Fiction, Short stories, Literature

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Seven Miles

By: T. C. McCarthy

Description: Kostya and his fellow companion Ludmilla, his dog, go above ground to scout out metal and organic materials. They must avoid being attacked by crumbs, a gentically created organism that feeds off living tissue . Fortunately for Kostya, he makes a huge discovery which may save and restore civilization.

Excerpt: On his left side stood metal shelves that rose from the floor and ran to the ceiling, within which rotting wooden cradles held bomb after bomb, their noses painted a brilliant red. On his right side rested stacks of plastic crates. Kostya reached out and lifted the top off one and saw three artillery shells nestled inside, their skins painted flat olive green. A symbol had been stenciled on their sides, and Kostya flicked on his helmet light so he could see more...

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Star Born

By: Andre Norton

Andre Norton's Star Born pictures a human colony in another galaxy, driven away from Earth generations ago by a repressive government. Considered outlaws, the colonists are in permanent hiding. They have developed friendship and cooperation with a local race of mermen who are equally at home on land or sea. But that race only took to the sea to escape a malevolent power that hunted them and killed them violently for sport - Those Others. With a global decline in the popu...

Science fiction, Adventure

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Golden Snare, The

By: James Oliver Curwood

With but two years of service in the RNMP Philip Raine finds himself somewhat unwillingly on the trail of Bram Johnson, wanted for murder and a wild, untamed and savage man who commands a pack of wolves as his brethren. But most peculiar of all is the snare which Bram had had in his posession and had somehow lost. It was a golden snare intricately woven out of the finest, most delicate flaxen hair of a woman. But what could possibly be the relationship between this half-...

Fiction, Adventure

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Paziga : Fiction Adventure

By: Shakil Ahmed Baliyavi

Science fiction adventure predicting future after few centuries.

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Null-ABC

By: H. Beam Piper ; John J. McGuire

There's some reaction these days that holds scientists responsible for war. Take it one step further: What happens if book-learnin' is held responsible ...? (quote from Astounding Science Fiction, Feb 1953)

Fiction, Science fiction

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Deerslayer, The

By: James Fenimore Cooper

The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo.

Adventure, Fiction

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Earth's Core, At the

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the first book in the Pellucidar series. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an iron mole to burrow 500 miles into the earth's crust. (adapted from Wikipedia)

Science fiction, Adventure

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Wit and Humor of America, The Vol 08

By: Various

The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the eighth volume, 40 short stories and poems have been gathered from 35 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Literature, Philosophy, Romance, Satire, Short stories

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Way of the Lawless

By: Max Brand

He made one mistake in the beginning. He pushed the chestnut too hard the first and second days, so that on the third day he was forced to give the gelding his head and go at a jarring trot most of the day. On the fourth and fifth days, however, he had the reward for his caution. The chestnut's ribs were beginning to show painfully, but he kept doggedly at his work with no sign of faltering. The sixth day brought Andrew Lanning in close view of the lower hills. And on th...

Adventure, Fiction, Westerns

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Great Shadow, The

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Set in an English-Scottish border village during the waning days of the Napoleonic era, this adventure story introduces us to Jock Calder, whose quiet way of life is shattered when a mysterious stranger steps ashore near his home. The stranger changes forever the lives of Jock, his cousin Edie, and his best friend Jim, sending the young men into the jaws of the final battle to defeat The Great Shadow that threatens to devour the whole of Europe. Don't look for Sherlock H...

Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction

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Operation Terror

By: Murray Leinster

An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A loan land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late? (Summary by Mark Nelson)

Fiction, Science fiction

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Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu, The

By: Sax Rohmer

Burmese Commisioner Nayland Smith and his faithful friend Dr Petrie continue their fight against the evil genius of Dr Fu-Manchu when they seek to save the good doctor's lost love and protect the British Empire from disaster when their malignant enemy returns to England. (Summary by Elaine Tweddle)

Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

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Secret of the Ninth Planet

By: Donald Wollheim

An alien race has put a station on Earth and other planets in order to steal the rays of the sun, possible causing the sun to nova within two years. Burl Denning, a high school student, is the only person who has the power to stop the alien project. Can he and the crew of the experimental space ship Magellan act in time to save the earth? (Summary by Richard Kilmer)

Science fiction, Adventure

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Pellucidar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an iron mole to burrow 500 miles into the earth's crust. This is the second book in the series. (adapted from Wikipedia)

Science fiction, Adventure

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Conjuror's House, a Romance of the Free Forest

By: Stewart Edward White

In the northern outreaches of the Canadian wilderness, it was understood that the Hudson Bay Company governed all trading, and one factor named Galen Albret took his position seriously. Free traders, or those who dared try to do their trading outside of the Company, found themselves having to face Galen Albret and his methods of dealing with them. One or two offenses he might tolerate, but for those who repeatedly refuse to acknowledge his warning out, he would send them...

Adventure, Fiction

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Mars Farts

By: Ben Bova

Description: Three crew members are stranded on the planet Mars due to a meteor shower. They must try and extract 'bug farts' for gas in hopes that it'll help them survive.

Excerpt: As he stretched one of the weather balloons over the bore hole and fastened it in place, Faiyum kept up a steady stream of timeworn jokes. Bernstein groaned in the proper places and O’Connor sweated inside his suit while he laboriously welded the bullet-hole sized puncture of the fuel cell’s hydrogen tank.

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Dead Secret, The

By: Wilkie Collins

Everything in life has a price. May be, telling a Secret has the highest. However, not telling may be worse. What will Sarah choose? will she tell the Secret which destroyed her life? (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Romance

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First Men in the Moon, The

By: H. G. Wells

Britain won the Moon Race! Decades before Neal Armstrong took his giant leap for mankind two intrepid adventurers from Lympne, England, journeyed there using not a rocket, but an antigravity coating.Mr. Bedford, who narrates the tale, tells of how he fell in with eccentric inventor Mr. Cavor, grew to believe in his researches, helped him build a sphere for traveling in space, and then partnered with him in an expedition to the Moon.What they found was fantastic! There wa...

Adventure, Science fiction, Teen/Young adult

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Looking Backward: 2000-1887

By: Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The book tells the story of Julian West, a young American who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up more than a century later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts) but in a totally changed world: ...

Science fiction, Fiction

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