Cryptofiction A Collection of Fantastical Short Stories of Sea Monsters Were Wolves and Other Mysterious CreaturesCryptofiction A Collection of Fantastical Short Stories of Sea Monsters Were Wolves and Other Mysterious Creatures



These early works by various authors were originally published between the late 16th century and early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473369993

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These early works by various authors were originally published between the late 16th century and early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Cryptofiction - Volume I.' contains a collection of short stories that include 'The Mark of the Beast' by Rudyard Kipling, 'The Eyes of the Panther' by Ambrose Bierce, 'In the Avu Observatory' by H. G. Wells, and many other classic tales of strange creatures. The genre of cryptofiction has grown up in the shadow of its older brothers, science fiction and fantasy, and specialises in the concept of mysterious creatures such as sea monsters, wolf-men, and lost pre-historic creatures. Cryptofiction takes its name from another, non-literary practice: cryptozoology. This is generally regarded as a pseudoscience by mainstream scientists, relying as it does upon anecdotal, often unverifiable evidence. However, it still boasts many enthusiasts, and continues to exert considerable artistic allure. Cryptofiction is here to stay, and the stories in this collection map the development of a genre which is as strange as it is fascinating. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Cryptofiction A Collection of Fantastical Short Stories of Sea Monsters Phantom Cats and Other Mysterious CreaturesCryptofiction A Collection of Fantastical Short Stories of Sea Monsters Phantom Cats and Other Mysterious Creatures



These early works by various authors were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473370029

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These early works by various authors were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Cryptofiction - Volume IV.' contains a collection of short stories that include 'The Cats of Ulthar' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'Running Wolf' by Algernon Blackwood, 'The Horror-Horn' by E. F. Benson, and many other classic tales of strange creatures. The genre of cryptofiction has grown up in the shadow of its older brothers, science fiction and fantasy, and specialises in the concept of mysterious creatures such as sea monsters, wolf-men, and lost pre-historic creatures. Cryptofiction takes its name from another, non-literary practice: cryptozoology. This is generally regarded as a pseudoscience by mainstream scientists, relying as it does upon anecdotal, often unverifiable evidence. However, it still boasts many enthusiasts, and continues to exert considerable artistic allure. Cryptofiction is here to stay, and the stories in this collection map the development of a genre which is as strange as it is fascinating. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

The Sea Raiders Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures The Sea Raiders Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473399617

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This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Sea Raiders' is a short story in which a man notices a corpse floating in the sea, but when he investigates sees that it is being devoured by large and unusual cephalopods. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

The Octopus Cycle Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures The Octopus Cycle Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by Fletcher Pratt and Irvin Lester was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: Fletcher Pratt

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473399563

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This early work by Fletcher Pratt and Irvin Lester was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Octopus Cycle' is a short story about towering octopuses that walk out of the sea and into the jungles of Madagascar. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

The Terror of the Sea Caves Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures The Terror of the Sea Caves Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by Charles G. D. Roberts was originally published in 1907 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: Charles G. D. Roberts

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473399433

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This early work by Charles G. D. Roberts was originally published in 1907 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Terror of the Sea Caves' is a horror short story about a search for priceless lost pearls. Charles G. D. Roberts was born on 10th January 1860, in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada. Roberts's most successful literary genre was that of the animal story which featured in works such as 'Earth's Enigmas' (1896) and 'Eyes of the Wilderness' (1933). He also wrote romance novels and several non-fiction works on Canada. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

In the Abyss Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures In the Abyss Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473399648

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Page: 38

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This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'In the Abyss' is a short story about deep sea exploring and the strange creatures that inhabit the unknown depths. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Jim Newman s Yarn Or A Sight of the Sea Serpent Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Jim Newman s Yarn Or A Sight of the Sea Serpent Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1886 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: John C. Hutcheson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473399761

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Page: 32

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This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1886 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Jim Newman’s Yarn: Or, A Sight of the Sea Serpent' is a short story about a mysterious creature of the deep. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

From the Darkness and the Depths Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures From the Darkness and the Depths Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by Morgan Robertson was originally published in 1913 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: Morgan Robertson

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ISBN: 1473308143

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Page: 46

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This early work by Morgan Robertson was originally published in 1913 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'From the Darkness and the Depths' is a short story about a aged former seaman who tells the tale of his last voyage near the eruption of Krakatoa and the unseen creature that terrorised the ship. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

A Relic of the Pliocene Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures A Relic of the Pliocene Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures



This early work by Jack London was originally published in 1901 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series.

Author: Jack London

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ISBN: 1473308097

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Page: 28

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This early work by Jack London was originally published in 1901 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'A Relic of the Pliocene' is a short story about a man that hunts a mammoth with primitive weapons. Jack London was born in San Francisco, USA in 1876. In order to support his working class family, he left school at the age of fourteen and worked in a string of unskilled jobs, before returning briefly to graduate. London published his first short story, Typhoon off the Coast of Japan, in 1893. At this point, he turned seriously to writing, producing work at a prolific rate. Over the next decade, he began to be published in major magazines of the day, producing some of his best-remembered stories, such as To Build a Fire . Starting in 1902, London turned to novels, producing almost twenty in fifteen years. Of these, his best-known are Call of the WildandWhite Fang, both set during theKlondike Gold Rush.The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction."