The Food of the Gods – In a venture to solve the problem of world hunger, two Scientists work to develop very large chickens. They discover the ultimate growth food and turn all of the creatures around into giants. Inadvertently they create a new evolution of humans that become giants. What begins with the most altruistic of motives rapidly becomes a world in chaos.
The King In Yellow alludes to a fictional drama that drives men mad. The play describes a Yellow King that exists beyond the bounds of space and time and that malevolently toys with and destroys human lives.
Monsieur Dupin – The Detective Tales of Edgar Allan Poe – With the stories in this collection, Edgar Allan Poe is considered to have founded the genre of detective fiction. These five stories introduced the character of Auguste Dupin and gave us the foundation of “Ratiocination” (or deductive reasoning) from which later detectives such as Sherlock Holmes would claim their fame.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas is the classic adventure story of “Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, And Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner ” as they journey around the world under the seas with Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus
Real Ghost Stories – The Supernatural Experiences of Mr. Flaxman Low.
Flaxman Low is credited with being the first psychic detective of fiction. These twelve stories of his encounters with the abnormal, the occult, and the supernatural, were first published in Pearson’s Magazine in 1898 and 1899.
The classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds was first serialized by Pearson’s Magazine in the UK between April and December of 1897. It is one of the earliest stories about an invasion of the Earth by extraterrestrials.