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"Reality is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there." -John Barth

Way Station

by Clifford D. Simak So long as there were no questions, there need not be any answers. The strange figure of Enoch roams the land, rifle slung in arm, just as he’s been doing for the last 100 years. And… Continue Reading →


by Elmore Leonard There weren’t any textbooks on armed robbery. The only way to learn was through experience. Frank, used car salesman, witnesses Earnest, thief, stealing a car from his lot. At Earnest’s trial, when he realizes he’s the only… Continue Reading →


by A.E. van Vogt “Our science is a joke, our education a mass of lies. And every year the wreck of human aspirations and human hopes piles higher around us. Every year there’s greater dislocation, more poverty, more misery. Nothing… Continue Reading →

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes (translation by Gerald J. Davis) “I know very well who I am,” answered Don Quixote, “and I know who I can be.” Don Quixote, fed up with a world of sin and despair, takes it upon… Continue Reading →

The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck

by Alexander Laing The best way to make life bearable, in such a case, certainly would be to withdraw into the imagination and to notice nothing outside. Here is the extraordinary murder mystery as narrated by a witness to most… Continue Reading →

The Pale Brown Thing

by Fritz Leiber What was the whole literature of supernatural horror but an essay to make death itself exciting?—wonder and strangeness to life’s very end. The Pale Brown Thing, a tale containing autobiographical elements, is the story of a horror… Continue Reading →

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