Science Fiction: Novels On-line

De la Terre la Lune

Jules Verne's De la Terre la Lune, original French-language 1865 edition, fully illustrated. An English translation of this book is also available.

Autour de la Lune

Jules Verne's Autour de la Lune, the original French-language 1870 edition, fully illustrated.

Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

Jules Verne's Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, the original French-language 1873 edition, fully illustrated.

From the Earth to the Moon

A rather poor English translation of Jules Verne's De la Terre la Lune, illustrated with drawings from the original 1865 French edition.

The Time Machine

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 invented.

Tom Swift and His Pocket Library

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 eReader 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.

The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.