Are you ready for Towel Day on May 25? If not, don’t panic, but prepare yourself with 10 sci-fi gems from our catalog.
There’s no better book to get started than A Popular History of Astronomy During the 19th Century. Learn about solar theories and eclipses, comets, planetary evolution and many more things astronomy from Agnes Mary Clerke.
Imagine what you could learn – or even see for yourself – if you could become 1,000,000 years old, like Daryesh. Once The Lord of a Thousand Suns, he has been condemned to roam the galaxy in search of things long lost. Find out if he’s successful in the story by Poul W. Anderson.
American scientist successfully built a mechanical Brain to help with military functions. But in Edmond Hamilton’s novella, it takes over more and more mundane tasks – until it suddenly becomes conscious…
Space cadet Tom Corbett and his friends take a well-earned vacation. Instead of hunting dinosaurs, however, they find themselves in the middle of The Revolt on Venus, in our dramatic reading of Carey Rockwell’s fun book.
Mary Proctor knows how to tell fun stories for kids. Her Stories of Starland combine scientific facts about our solar system with the myths ancient people told each other about the heavens.
H. P. Lovecraft dives deep into the ancient lore of a mysterious, long forgotten god. But behold, when The Call of Cthulhu can be heard again on Earth, all unbelievers will be punished…
Is there any worse punishment than disappearing Beyond the Vanishing Point? George Randolph doesn’t think so, and he’s desperate to find his friends, who are trapped in the microscopic universe of Orena. Will he make it in time in the story by Ray Cummings?
Isaac Asimov tells of Worlds Within Worlds, but this is not one of his famous stories. Instead, he explains the origins of nuclear energy to laypeople and traces scientific discoveries from quantum mechanics all the way back to alchemy.
Not of alchemy, but of astronomy is Urania the muse, and thus she takes the narrator of Camille Flammarion’s book through our solar system. This is just the start of an interesting journey beyond human knowledge of the time.
We don’t need to leave Earth to make new experiences. In fact, we don’t even have to leave our homes. Follow Alfred Lord Tennyson into fantastic imaginary worlds with his Sea-Fairies and Other Poems.
So long – and thanks for … listening!