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Speculative Vision is pleased to present its visitors with the following reading selections:

Interactive Fiction

Our interactive Scifi and Fantasy stories are written by our readers. The general theme is similar to that of a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book, but with our stories when you reach the end you are able add the next chapter. Head over to our interactive fiction section and let your creativity and imagination run wild!

 

 

Full Text Classics

A selection of full text Science Fiction and Fantasy classics for your online reading enjoyment:

Read 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Join Captain Nemo on a perilous journey aboard the Nautilus. More than one hundred years after its first publication, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remains one of the most memorable adventure stories ever told.

Read 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

Read The Aeneid

The love of Dido and Aeneas, the Trojan War, descent into the underworld, and political subtext - Virgil's epic poem is ancient storytelling at its best.

Read The Aeneid

Read Alice in Wonderland

A classic of children's literature that is beloved by people of all ages. Join Alice in her adventures and enjoy the unique characters and vision of Louis Carroll.

Read Alice in Wonderland

Read At the Earth's Core

David Innes and Abner Perry set out to test the mechanical mole and end up in the fabulous world of Pelucidar, a world inhabited by primative people and dinosaurs. Burroughs' otherworldly adventure story stands the test of time.

Read At the Earth's Core

Read DraculaThe Call of Cthulhu is H.P. Lovecraft's most architypal and definative work, setting the stage for an exapansive mythos where mankind is largely irrelevant compared to the cosmic horrors of the universe including the Old God Cthulhu.

Read The Call of Cthulhu

Read DraculaThe chilling images of Bram Stoker's 1897 masterpiece of gothic horror and romance have enthralled and terrified readers for generations.

Read Dracula

 

Read The First Men in the Moon

Like Wells' other works, behind the entertainment value lies social commentary. While they are obviously patterned after social insects, the Selenites are a metaphor for Marxist socialism where where the needs of the individual are sublimated those of the greater society. via a rigid hierarchy.

Read The First Men in the Moon

Read Frankenstein

The sweeping story, grotesque and surreal imagery, and the multilayered doppelgänger themes of Mary Shelley's story make it a masterpiece of Dark Fantasy.

Read Frankenstein

Read Gulliver's Travels

This classic tells the incredible tale of Lemuel Gulliver's encounters with the tiny residents of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag, and the peoples of other fantastic lands. His adventures, often read to and by children as an adventure story, are a clever satire of society and human foibles.

Read Gulliver's Travels

Read The Iliad

Homer's epic poem is the greatest war story of all time. Join Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the fabled Greek siege of Troy.

Read The Iliad

Read The Island of Dr. Moreau

Behind the Science Fiction and Horror aspects of the tale is a parable about Darwinian theory, which was a new theory when Wells' book was first published in 1896. It is also a powerful social satire of science, technology, and the roles of God and man.

Read The Island of Dr. Moreau

Read The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving's story about the love triangle of newcomer-schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, local beauty Katrina Van Tassel, and local hero Brom Bones takes a ghost story turn when the terrifying Headless Horseman appears. Beyond the chilling suspense lies social commentary about how people lived outside the cities and political circles of early 19th century America.

Read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Read The Odyssey

At the end of the ten year war for Troy, Odysseus, King of Ithaka, offends the sea god Poseidon and is doomed to another ten years of wandering before being able to return to his wife, son, and homeland.

Read The Odyssey

Read Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeWe are pleased to present three of Poe's greatest and most well known stories: The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Cask of Amontillado.

Read Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe

Read The Time Machine

Wells not-so-subtle satire of the class divisions in Victorian society launch his illustrious SF career. Followed soon after by The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr Moreau, these four books set the stage for modern Science Fiction and have been imitated countless times.

Read The Time Machine

Read The War of the WorldsThe granddaddy of alien invasion stories! An allegory of imperialism, an advanced race in search of new resources journeys to a new planet to find them. Orson Wells' famous 1938 radio play moved the story to a contemporary American setting and touched off a panic by those unfamiliar with the book who thought it was a news cast. The 1950's movie recast the story into a cold-war era Los Angeles setting, and added a not-so-subtle dose of jingoism.

Read The War of the Worlds

Read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The first true American fairy tale, Baum's timeless childrens' story has delighted countless audiances of all ages since it was first published in 1900. Join Dorothy on her remarkable first journey to the land of OZ.

Read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 


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