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Tales of Space and Time

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Author: H.G. Wells
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,524 / 215 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 6,121
Added to site: 2008.11.30 22738

The Crystal Egg
The Star (audiobook from librivox)
A Story of the Stone Age (audiobook from librivox)
  1. Ugh-lomi and Uya
  2. The Cave Bear
  3. The First Horseman
  4. Uya the Lion
  5. The Fight in the Lion's Thicket
A Story of the Days to Come
  1. The Cure for Love
  2. The Vacant Country
  3. The Ways of the City
  4. Underneath
  5. Bindon Intervenes
The Man Who Could Work Miracles

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d the ray, and that the crystal none the less remained luminous. Greatly astonished, he lifted it out of the light ray and carried it to the darkest part of the shop. It remained bright for some four or five minutes, when it slowly faded and went out. He placed it in the thin streak of daylight, and its luminousness was almost immediately restored.

So far, at least, Mr. Wace was able to verify the remarkable story of Mr. Cave. He has himself repeatedly held this crystal in a ray of light (which had to be of a less diameter than one millimetre). And in a perfect darkness, such as could be produced by velvet wrapping, the crystal did undoubtedly appear very faintly phosphorescent. It would seem, however, that the luminousness was of some exceptional sort, and not equally visible to all eyes; for Mr. Harbinger--whose name will be familiar to the scientific reader in connection with the Pasteur Institute--was quite unable to see any light whatever. And Mr. Wace's own capacity for its appreciation was out o

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Henry L. Ratliff

(1900) Short Story Collection (Sci-fi,Adventure,Fantasy)

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Plot bullets


    o Sci-fi (Alien device)

    o Mr. C. Cave, owner of 'C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities', has a unique curio.

    o He has a crystal egg that gives him a view into another world.

    o What he sees is fabulous, but now, something is looking back at him.


    o Sci-fi (Doomsday)

    o A rogue planet has collided with Neptune.

    o Now those combined planets are heading toward Earth.


    o Adventure (Ancient times)

    o The story of Eudena and Ugh-lomi! who are stone age lovers.

    o A story of the perils of life in the stone age for a couple, set against tribal customs.


    o Sci-fi(Future times) / Romance (Love)

    o The world has changed in several hundred years.

    o There are some things that do not. Such as the love of youth.

    o Elizabeth and Denton are in love and battle the same social and financial problems as their ancestors.


    o Fantasy (Humorous)

    o Mr. Fotheringay does not believe in miracles.

    o Regardless, he discovers he has the power to perform fantastic feats.

    o The frugal or even the proper use of his newly found powers many be a challenge.

    o ] He means well, but is such intent proof against such ominous powers?



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