Category: Sci-Fi Fantasy & Horror

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 5” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER V Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra. “9 May. “My dearest Lucy,— “Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I Read More!

Halloween Edition: “Dracula: Chapter 4” By Bram Stoker

CHAPTER IV JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued I AWOKE in my own bed. If it be that I had not dreamt, the Count must have carried me here. I tried to satisfy myself on the subject, but could not arrive at any unquestionable result. Read More!

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 2” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER II JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued 5 May.—I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place. In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size, and Read More!

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 1” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER I JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL (Kept in shorthand.) 3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 P. M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, Read More!

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 2: A Forest Battle” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER II A FOREST BATTLE Tars Tarkas and I found no time for an exchange of experiences as we stood there before the great boulder surrounded by the corpses of our grotesque assailants, for from all directions down the broad Read More!

The Gods of Mars – “Chapter 1: The Plant Men” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER I THE PLANT MEN As I stood upon the bluff before my cottage on that clear cold night in the early part of March, 1886, the noble Hudson flowing like the grey and silent spectre of a dead river Read More!

The Gods of Mars – “Foreword” by Edgar Rick Burroughs

FOREWORD Twelve years had passed since I had laid the body of my great-uncle, Captain John Carter, of Virginia, away from the sight of men in that strange mausoleum in the old cemetery at Richmond. Often had I pondered on Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 28: At the Arizona Cave” (Final Chapter) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVIII AT THE ARIZONA CAVE It was dark when I opened my eyes again. Strange, stiff garments were upon my body; garments that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture. I felt myself Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 27: From Joy to Death” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVII FROM JOY TO DEATH For ten days the hordes of Thark and their wild allies were feasted and entertained, and, then, loaded with costly presents and escorted by ten thousand soldiers of Helium commanded by Mors Kajak, they Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 26: Through Carnage To Joy” By Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXVI THROUGH CARNAGE TO JOY Sometime later Tars Tarkas and Kantos Kan returned to report that Zodanga had been completely reduced. Her forces were entirely destroyed or captured, and no further resistance was to be expected from within. Several Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 25: The Looting of Zodanga” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXV THE LOOTING OF ZODANGA As the great gate where I stood swung open my fifty Tharks, headed by Tars Tarkas himself, rode in upon their mighty thoats. I led them to the palace walls, which I negotiated easily Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 24: Tars Tarkas Finds a Friend” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXIV TARS TARKAS FINDS A FRIEND About noon I passed low over a great dead city of ancient Mars, and as I skimmed out across the plain beyond I came full upon several thousand green warriors engaged in a Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 23: Lost in the Sky” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXIII LOST IN THE SKY Without effort at concealment I hastened to the vicinity of our quarters, where I felt sure I should find Kantos Kan. As I neared the building I became more careful, as I judged, and Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 22: I Find Dejah” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXII I FIND DEJAH The major-domo to whom I reported had been given instructions to station me near the person of the jeddak, who, in time of war, is always in great danger of assassination, as the rule that Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 21: An Air Scout For Zodanga” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XXI AN AIR SCOUT FOR ZODANGA As I proceeded on my journey toward Zodanga many strange and interesting sights arrested my attention, and at the several farm houses where I stopped I learned a number of new and instructive Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 20: In The Atmosphere Factory” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XX IN THE ATMOSPHERE FACTORY For two days I waited there for Kantos Kan, but as he did not come I started off on foot in a northwesterly direction toward a point where he had told me lay the Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 19: Battling in the Arena” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIX BATTLING IN THE ARENA Slowly I regained my composure and finally essayed again to attempt to remove the keys from the dead body of my former jailer. But as I reached out into the darkness to locate it Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 18: Chained in Warhoon” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVIII CHAINED IN WARHOON It must have been several hours before I regained consciousness and I well remember the feeling of surprise which swept over me as I realized that I was not dead. I was lying among a Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 17: A Costly Recapture” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVII A COSTLY RECAPTURE As the speaker ceased he turned to leave the apartment by the door where I was standing, but I needed to wait no longer; I had heard enough to fill my soul with dread, and Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 16: We Plan Escape” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XVI WE PLAN ESCAPE The remainder of our journey to Thark was uneventful. We were twenty days upon the road, crossing two sea bottoms and passing through or around a number of ruined cities, mostly smaller than Korad. Twice Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 15: Sola Tells Me Her Story” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XV SOLA TELLS ME HER STORY When consciousness returned, and, as I soon learned, I was down but a moment, I sprang quickly to my feet searching for my sword, and there I found it, buried to the hilt Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 14: A Duel to the Death” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIV A DUEL TO THE DEATH My first impulse was to tell her of my love, and then I thought of the helplessness of her position wherein I alone could lighten the burdens of her captivity, and protect her Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 13: Love-Making on Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XIII LOVE-MAKING ON MARS Following the battle with the air ships, the community remained within the city for several days, abandoning the homeward march until they could feel reasonably assured that the ships would not return; for to be Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 12: A Prisoner With Power” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XII A PRISONER WITH POWER As I entered and saluted, Lorquas Ptomel signaled me to advance, and, fixing his great, hideous eyes upon me, addressed me thus: “You have been with us a few days, yet during that time Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 11: With Deja Thoris” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XI WITH DEJAH THORIS As we reached the open the two female guards who had been detailed to watch over Dejah Thoris hurried up and made as though to assume custody of her once more. The poor child shrank Read More!

A Princess of Mars – “Chapter 10: Champion and Chief” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER X CHAMPION AND CHIEF Early the next morning I was astir. Considerable freedom was allowed me, as Sola had informed me that so long as I did not attempt to leave the city I was free to go and Read More!