Science Fiction: Novels On-line
Jules Verne's De la Terre à la Lune, original
French-language 1865 edition, fully illustrated. An
of this book is also available.
Jules Verne's Autour de la Lune, the original
French-language 1870 edition, fully illustrated.
Jules Verne's Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, the original
French-language 1873 edition, fully illustrated.
A rather poor English translation of Jules Verne's
De la Terre à la Lune, illustrated with
drawings from the original 1865 French edition.
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, available online as an
HTML document tree, or to download in various formats, allowing you
to read the book when not connected to the Internet or when trapped
in a closed timelike loop in which the Internet has not been
There's nothing better to fill those odd moments of
downtime . . . standing in line at the post office or
supermarket check-out, waiting in the dentist's
office for your name to be (gulp) called, whiling
away that seemingly endless interval between
blinding flash and deafening
report . . . than whipping
out your PDA (PalmPilot, PocketPC, etc.) for a little
light reading. Aleatory occasions for literary
indulgence of unpredictable temporal extent demand works
which don't require a great deal of concentration nor a
long attention span; early 20th century juvenile pulp
fiction fills the bill superbly. I've been reading through
the original Tom Swift novels written by
Victor Appleton between 1910 and 1941 on my PDA; here's
a library so you can do likewise, should you wish. These
books are based upon the Project
Gutenberg Etext editions, but reformatted for reading on a
handheld computer with
or any of its predecessors. HTML, PDF, and plain ASCII editions
suitable for reading online or printing are also available.
The modest collection of titles will grow slowly and sporadically
as I work my way through the series.
H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.