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Science fiction, whose roots go back to ancient times, is related to fantasy, horror, and superhero fiction, and includes many subgenres. Science fiction have become popular and influential over much of the world. Besides providing entertainment, it can also criticize present-day society, and is often said to generate a "sense of wonder". Enjoy these seven classic science fiction short stories selected by the critic August Nemo: - A Thousand Deaths by Jack London - A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G. Weinbaum - Parasite Planet by Stanley G. Weinbaum - The Jameson Satellite, by Neil Ronald Jones - The Sandman by E. T. A. Hoffmann - To Whom This May Come by Edward Bellamy - Rappacini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!
About the Author
Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. After working in the Klondike, London returned home and began publishing stories. His novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, placed London among the most popular American authors of his time. London, who was also a journalist and an outspoken socialist, died in 1916. Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (April 4, 1902 December 14, 1935) was an American science fiction writer. His first story, "A Martian Odyssey", was published to great acclaim in July 1934, but he died from lung cancer less than a year and a half later. E.T.A. Hoffmann, born January 24, 1776, Königsberg, Prussia, was a German writer, composer, and painter known for his stories in which supernatural and sinister characters move in and out of men's lives, ironically revealing tragic or grotesque sides of human nature. Edward Bellamy, (born March 26, 1850, Chicopee Falls, Mass., U.S.died May 22, 1898, Chicopee Falls), American writer known chiefly for his utopian novel Looking Backward, 20001887. Nathaniel Hawthorne, (born July 4, 1804, Salem, Mass., U.S.died May 19, 1864, Plymouth, N.H.), American novelist and short-story writer who was a master of the allegorical and symbolic tale. One of the greatest fiction writers in American literature, he is best known for The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851). Neil Ronald Jones (May 29, 1909 February 15, 1988) was an American author who worked for the state of New York. Not prolific, and little remembered today, Jones was ground-breaking in science fiction. His first story, "The Death's Head Meteor", was published in Air Wonder Stories in 1930, possibly recording the first use of "astronaut" in fiction.