Other sci-stories include the first robotic insect and an electricity gun. Once again, Andrew has searched old texts to find the very best science fiction stories from the period when the genre automated to life, some of the stories are published for the first time in nearly 200 years. Read these fantastic sci-fi short stories today!
OUR OWN COUNTRY
So mechanical has the age become, that men seriously talk of flying machines, to go by steam,--not your air-balloons, but real Daedalian wings, made of wood and joints, nailed to your shoulder,--not wings of feathers and wax like the wings of Icarus, who fell into the Cretan sea, but real, solid, substantial, rock-maple wings with wrought-iron hinges, and huge concavities, to propel us through the air.
Knickerbocker Magazine, May 1835
Table of Contents:
The Tractate Middoth by M.R. James
The White People by Arthur Machen
The Devil in Manuscript by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
The Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare) by Algernon Blackwood
P.’s Correspondence by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Innmost Light by Arthur Machen
The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne
For Art’s Sake by Tod Robbins
Appendix: In Search of the Real Necronomicon by Osie Turner