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  • The Science-fiction stories of Jack London

    by Jack London

    Jack London was a major precursor in the domain of science-fiction, with these remarkably innovative tales centered on the potential of science for good or (especially) evil that were as far as we have been able to determine the very first science-fiction stories ever published in the US of A – (...)

  • "In the Time of Prince Charley" and other stories by Jack London

    by Jack London

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    1. IN THE TIME OF PRINCE CHARLEY (1899) After the decisive Battle of Culloden in 1746 that put an end to Scottish dreams of independance a British officer escorts the captured Prince Charlie through the highlands to a rendezvous with a ship, but opposition from fierce (...)

  • "Make Westing" and other stories by Jack London

    by Jack London

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    1. The Misogynist (1897) A confirmed bachelor wakes up one morning to find that all females have suddenly disappeared and the world is now a purely masculine one! Things start rapidly going to pot as everyone, including our hero, desperately tries to survive. (8,600 words) (...)

  • "The Pearls of Parlay" and other stories by Jack London

    by Jack London

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    1. Pluck and Pertinacity (1899) In the words of the author: “The true story of a man who practically achieved the impossible in his hazardous ice-journey in the dead of the Arctic winter. Happily, success crowned the effort.” (1,450 words).
    2. The Scorn of Women (1901) Floyd (...)

  • More of Jack London’s best Far North stories

    by Jack London

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    1. The Wife of a King (1899) A prospector has left his half-Indian wife to join the flood of gold-seekers in Dawson, and when he fails to return word comes back about his dallying with a casino dancer, the plucky wife sets off for Dawson in the thick of winter to see for (...)