Victor Frankenstein is the first to unlock the key to life, but not the last. Over two centuries of relentless advancement, five more minds find the secret, and five more creatures are made.
Five more stories end in tragedy.
From the stinking streets of 1850s London to the sun-drenched hysteria of a modern cruise liner, amidst passion, jealousy, art, obsession, desperation and war, Creatures is... [click here for more]
Kris Ottman Neville (1925—1980) was an American science fiction writer from California. At the top of his career, he virtually abandoned writing science fiction to pursue a career in chemistry, becoming a leading expert in epoxy resins. His writing remains some of the best of the era. Included in this volume are 9 classic stories:
HUNT THE HUNTER
FRESH AIR FIEND
SHE KNEW HE... [click here for more]
Alan Nelson was not a prolific writer, and as far as I know he wrote (or at least had published) only short stories. No novels. However, these stories are true gems. They originally appeared in some of the most prestigious venues for short fiction of the 1940s and 1950s.
Many of Nelson's fantasy tales first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, where they were very popular,... [click here for more]
BUILDING TOWARDS TOMORROW
Sense of wonder is the lifeblood of science fiction. When we encounter something on a truly staggering scale - metal spheres wrapped around stars, planets rebuilt and repurposed, landscapes re-engineered, starships bigger than worlds - the only response we have is reverence, admiration, and possibly fear at something that is grand, sublime, and extremely powerful.
Bridging... [click here for more]
Vestanji thirsts for revenge when he feels slighted by his brother. A young boy takes his sister on an out-of-this-world adventure. An old man recounts the story of his life – and his wife. A father tries to stop his son from sacrificing all for their world. Ma Ma Nat fights the evil that lurks in the bayou behind her home. Rel goes to great lengths to bring home something pretty for his wife.... [click here for more]