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Collection of short stories and one novel by a host of forgotten authors with the exception of Jack London who wrote similar short stories to H G Wells They were written around the same time Wells wrote most of his short pieces, the earliest being from 1895 and the latest from 1906.Most are undistinguished just showing what a great writer Wells was others arein the vain of Rider Haggard than Wells Some are deadly dull such as The last stand of the decapods some such as the six sto Collection of short stories and one novel by a host of forgotten authors with the exception of Jack London who wrote similar short stories to H G Wells They were written around the same time Wells wrote most of his short pieces, the earliest being from 1895 and the latest from 1906.Most are undistinguished just showing what a great writer Wells was others arein the vain of Rider Haggard than Wells Some are deadly dull such as The last stand of the decapods some such as the six stories of other worlds by George Griffith silly, but The monster of Lake Lametrie undoubtedly wins the prize for most weird However the highlights were the stories by Fred M White which were really quite good I reviewed the full length novel The Last continent separately between June 22 to 30 2011 giving it three stars I read this as part of the large omnibus volume the rivals of H G Wells that I am slowly working my way through and will review in full eventually This full length novel has very little to do with Wells and the type of books he wrote it is farin the style of H Rider Haggard The destruction of Atlantis, a power mad queen, monsters, wars, betrayal and the mixing in of Greek mythology make up a book that should probably be better than it actually is.The story centres around Deucalion a figure actually from Greek mythology, in fact the Greek equivalent of Noah But has him as an Atlantian priest h First published in 1979, Science Fiction by the Rivals of H G Wells is an anthology of stories originally published over the years 1895 1906 The cover tells me that the book contains 31 complete stories not strictly true as one has been significantly truncated These are all short stories except for one novella Also the Science Fiction in the title might be a little anachronistic as the term had not been coined when these tales were first published, I think the term used was Scientific First published in 1979, Science Fiction by the Rivals of H G Wells is an anthology of stories originally published over the years 1895 1906 The cover tells me that the book contains 31 complete stories not strictly true as one has been significantly truncated These are all short stories except for one novella Also the Science Fiction in the title might be a little anachronistic as the term had not been coined when these tales were first published, I think the term used was Scientific Romance or some such variation, and often is farapt in this case Nowadays, SF writers have some pretence in the use of real science in order to maintain some suspension of disbelief, but none of that applies with these tales Even by the standards of around 1900, the science element of most of the stories is totally daft Most of the stories are written by British authors, and most of them are little known now The only one that I had heard of was Jack London, but maybe I am not well read enough The strong British element means that too many stories are about catastrophes affecting London, and too many of the main characters even in the future are upper class males who talk about the little woman and the superiority of the white man in fluent upper class twit Inspite of this, I really enjoyed it it captures the style of pulp fiction in around 1900 admirably But clearly, there is a reason why people don t write this way any Wow I can t believe Goodreads had this in the system I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I read this.Some of it seemed drop dead funny from the perspective of 1980, particularly when you compare it to Wells For example, one author thought that a kind of light that would illuminate underwater would be a game changer not realising that you re still relying on reflected light to see whatever it is you re looking at And then you think to yourself change the medium and yo Wow I can t believe Goodreads had this in the system I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I read this.Some of it seemed drop dead funny from the perspective of 1980, particularly when you compare it to Wells For example, one author thought that a kind of light that would illuminate underwater would be a game changer not realising that you re still relying on reflected light to see whatever it is you re looking at And then you think to yourself change the medium and you ve got active sonar there, pal Very clever.I m sure in a century they ll laugh at the rubbish we re writing now I think as writers we re being outdated everrapidly I m acutely aware that the sci fi I m writing now may become real in just a couple of decades ( Free Pdf ) ☩ Science Fiction by the Rivals of H.G. Wells: Thirty Stories and a Complete Novel ☩ A compilation ofstoriesof them constituting the Stories of Other Worlds by Griffith originally published in English and American magazines betweenandby early writers treading the same scientific romance territory as HG Wells Authors include George Griffith, Grant Allen and Cutliffe Hyne, whose novel The Lost Continent is presented here complete The stories are printed in facsimile of the originals, illustrations included A Golden Era of Science Fiction and Fantasy Alan K Russell in The Purple Death W L Alden ss Cassell s Feb,The Thames Valley Catastrophe Grant Allen ss The Strand Dec,A Star Fell L J Beeston ss Cassell s SepThe Last Stand of the Decapods Frank T Bullen ss The Strand DecThe Monster of Lake LaMetrie Wardon Allan Curtis ss Pearson s Magazine Sep,The Microbe of Death Rudolph de Cordova ss Pearson s Magazine Nov,The Wheels of Dr Ginochio Gyves Ellsworth Douglass Edwin Pallander ss Cassell s Sep,The Raid of Le Vengeur George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US FebFrom Pole to Pole George Griffith ss The Windsor Magazine OctStories of Other Worlds George Griffith gp Pearson s Magazine US Jan A Visit to the Moon George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US JanThe World of the War God George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US FebA Glimpse of the Sinless Star George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US MarThe World of the Crystal Cities George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US AprIn Saturn s Realm George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US MayHomeward Bound George Griffith ss Pearson s Magazine US JulThe Lost Continent C J Cutcliffe Hyne n Pearson s Magazine Jul,The Lizard C J Cutcliffe Hyne ss The Strand Jun,London s Danger C J Cutcliffe Hyne ss Pearson s Magazine Feb,The Lady Automaton E E Kellett ss Pearson s Magazine JunThe Shadow and the Flash Jack London ss The Bookman JunThe Black Shadow Owen Oliver ss Cassell s FebThe Man Who Meddled with Eternity E Tickner Edwards ss The Harmsworth Magazine FebThe Last Days of Earth George C Wallis ss The Harmsworth Magazine JulThe Green Spider Arthur Sarsfield Ward ss Pearson s Magazine OctThe Master of the Octopus Edward Olin Weeks ss Pearson s Magazine Sep,The Dust of Death Fred M White ss Pearson s Magazine MarThe Four Days Night Fred M White ss Pearson s Magazine FebThe Four White Days Fred M White ss Pearson s Magazine JanThe Great White Moth Fred M White ss The Strand NovThe Invisible Force Fred M White ss Pearson s Magazine JunThe Purple Terror Fred M White ss The Strand Sep,