by Fitz James O'Brien
Number of pages: 50
Fitz James O'Brien was an Irish-born American writer, some of whose work is often considered a forerunner of today's science fiction. The Wonder Smith is an early predecessor of robot rebellion, where toys possessed by evil spirits are transformed into living automatons who turns against their creators.
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by H. G. Wells - Project Gutenberg
The novel is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and the progenitor of the 'time travel' subgenre. Wells advanced his social and political ideas in this narrative of a nameless Time Traveller who is hurtled into the year 802,701.
by William Olaf Stapledon - Feedbooks
A poetic and deeply philosophical work, the true classics of SF. The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and ultimately argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from our inevitable anthropomorphism.
by Edwin A. Abbot - Seeley and Co.
The book gives some accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is.
by Jules Verne - Project Gutenberg
A series of unexplained happenings occur across the eastern US, caused by objects moving with such great speed that they are nearly invisible. The first-person narrator John Strock travels to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to investigate.