FREE
SCI-FI
CLASSICS

250 Years of
Short Science Fiction
by Famous Authors


Selected, edited, condensed,
and introduced by
The Wondersmith
a.k.a. Blake Linton Wilfong

Hans Christian
Andersen

In a Thousand Years (short-short story)
Just imagine what they'll be able to do!
Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle

The Los Amigos Fiasco (short story)
In killing him, they gave him life.
Rudyard
Kipling

With the Night Mail (short story)
Travel the world in postal airship 162.
Murray
Leinster

The Mad Planet (novelette)
Battle giant insects 30,000 years in the future!
Jack
London

A Relic of the Pliocene (short story)
"Mammoths are extinct? Nah, I met one!"
Edgar Allan
Poe

The Conversation of Eiros
and Charmion
(short-short story)
Will Earth be harmed by a comet's impact?
Saki
Tobermory (short story)
Science enables a cat to speak. Bad move!
Mary
Shelley

The Mortal Immortal (short story)
Alas, 16th century science made me immortal.
Mark
Twain

From the London Times
of 1904
(short story)
One videophone call made all the difference.
Jules
Verne

In the Year 2889 (short story)
A day in the life of Bill Gates?
Voltaire
Micromegas (short story)
Meet a 120,000-foot-tall alien from Sirius.
Plato's Dream (short-short story)
Voltaire's "dangerous vision" of God.
H. G.
Wells

A Dream of Armageddon (novelette)
He saw a future Earth on the brink of doom.
The Star (short story)
It burned brighter and hotter each day.
Blake Linton
Wilfong

The Good Witch (short-short story)
My award-winning first sale!
The Star (Centennial) (short-short story)
It brought chaos to planet T'klak.
Key to Story Lengths

short-short story = under 1,000 words
short story = 1,000 to 7,499 words
novelette = 7,500 to 17,499 words

Life is short. No novellas or novels!


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