The Underground City
by Jules Verne
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 1998
This novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal. From the outset, mysterious and unexplained happenings start to occur around the main characters, attributed initially to goblins and firemaidens.
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs - Grosset & Dunlap
This is a wonderful scientific romance, early science fiction melded with an epic dose of romantic adventure. A Princess of Mars is the adventure of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who unexpectedly find himself transplanted to the planet Mars.
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Science fiction novel which describes an England of the distant future in which most of the people have died and a swamp covers the site of old London. The hero of the story sets out on a quest to win the hand of the daughter of a neighboring baron.
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