The Naulahka by Rudyard Kipling and Wolcott Balestier

The Naulahka by Rudyard Kipling

Kate Sheriff, a young American woman, knew without a shadow of a doubt what her calling was. She was to move to India where she would dedicate herself to improving the condition of Indian women. In her ensuing struggle to lay aside her favoured Western lifestyle, and her adjustments to life in the Indian subcontinent, Kipling presents east and west side by side and reveals the complex, often tangled nature of the two.

This adventure novel was written in collaboration with Wolcott Balestier and serialised in the Century Magazine from November 1891 to July 1892. However, after two instalments, Wolcott suddenly died from typhoid in Dresden on 5th December 1891, and Kipling was left with the task of revising and supervising the first English and American book editions.

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Soldiers Three and Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Soldiers Three and Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling

This 1899 collection of short stories concerns the soldiers Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection Plain Tales from the Hills.

The Soldiers Three and other stories, consists of three sections which each had previously received separate publication in 1888; Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris appear only in the first section, which is also titled Soldiers Three. The books reveal a side of the British Tommy in Afghanistan rarely seen in the Twilight of the British Empire. The soldiers comment on their betters, act the fool, but cut straight to the rawness of war in the mid-east as the British began to loosen their Imperial hold.

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The Collected Works of Ray Cummings

Ray_CummingsRay Cummings (byname of Raymond King Cummings; August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957) was an American author of science fiction, rated one of the “founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre”. He was born in New York and died in Mount Vernon, New York.
Cummings worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919. His most highly regarded work was the novel The Girl in the Golden Atom published in 1922, which was a consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 (where Cummings combined the idea of Fitz James O’Brien’s The Diamond Lens with H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine) and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920. His career resulted in some 750 novels and short stories.

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Ray Cummings (byname of Raymond King Cummings; August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957) was an American author of science fiction, rated one of the “founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre”. He was born in New York and died in Mount Vernon, New York.
Cummings worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919. His most highly regarded work was the novel The Girl in the Golden Atom published in 1922, which was a consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 (where Cummings combined the idea of Fitz James O’Brien’s The Diamond Lens with H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine) and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920. His career resulted in some 750 novels and short stories.

We offer you the top science fiction books by Ray Cummings:
1. A Brand New World
2. Aerita of the Light Country
3. Ahead of His Time
4. Bandits of Time
5. Beyond the Stars
6. Beyond the Vanishing Point
7. Blood of the Moon
8. Brigands of the Moon
9. Elixir of Doom
10. Onslaught of the Druid Girls
11. Shadow Gold
12. Tama of the Light Country
13. Tarrano the Conqueror
14. The Exile of Time
15. The Fire People
16. The Girl in the Golden Atom
17. The Great Transformation
18. The Planet Smashers
19. The Shad ow Girl
20. The White Invaders
21. Voyage 13
22. Wandl the Invader
23. Wings of Icarus

The Collected Works of Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute Norway was a popular British novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer.

He used Nevil Shute as his pen name, and his full name in his engineering career, in order to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels.

He wrote with a power that enthralled millions. Nevil Shute became, in his time, the most popular novelist in the world. He was born to tell stories – of life in the Australian outback and the American West, in Burma and Malaya and the towns and villages of England – stories of the courage and decency of ordinary people, of the values of the individual in an ailing world, of the power of friendship and the force of love, of drama, innocence and disaster.

Nevil Shute Norway worked as an aeronautical engineer at Vickers before setting up his own airship company. He used his full name in his engineering career, and ‘Nevil Shute’ as his pen name, in order to protect his engineering career from

Nevil Shute Norway was a popular British novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer.

He used Nevil Shute as his pen name, and his full name in his engineering career, in order to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels.

He wrote with a power that enthralled millions. Nevil Shute became, in his time, the most popular novelist in the world. He was born to tell stories – of life in the Australian outback and the American West, in Burma and Malaya and the towns and villages of England – stories of the courage and decency of ordinary people, of the values of the individual in an ailing world, of the power of friendship and the force of love, of drama, innocence and disaster.

Nevil Shute Norway worked as an aeronautical engineer at Vickers before setting up his own airship company. He used his full name in his engineering career, and ‘Nevil Shute’ as his pen name, in order to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels. He served in both world wars and was a commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in World War II, working on secret projects. He flew his own aircraft to Australia to research On the Beach, before settling there permanently. His books are based on his own wartime and aircraft industry experiences.