Just that title! How could anyone not want this?
Edison’s Conquest of Mars
Edison’s Conquest of Mars is an 1898 science fiction novel by American astronomer and writer Garrett P. Serviss. It was written as a sequel to Fighters from Mars, an unauthorized and heavily altered version of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds. It has a place in the history of science fiction for its early employment of themes and motifs that later became staples of the genre.
The book was endorsed by Thomas Edison, the hero of the book, though not by Wells. Set after the devastating Martian attack in the previous story, the novel depicts Edison leading a group of scientists to develop ships and weapons, including a disintegration ray, for Earth’s defense.
Free at Project Gutenberg.
ZPi Blog: Edison’s Conquest of Mars
Succeeding with What You Have by Charles M. Schwab
This is more of a pamphlet than a book. However, it’s one that public domain parasites haven’t yet managed to DMCA away from Google Books.
If you have any interest in Andrew Carnegie (or Napoleon Hill, who mentioned Schwab), it’s worth a download to get for free.
It’s not available at the Internet Archive, so for those outside of the U.S., use this Google Docs link.
The Leisure Hour, page 689:
Sometimes you come across a book title that is so WTF, you have to get it:
I got that yesterday from the Kindle Store. It was free then. Today, it’s ninety-nine cents.
But I’m doing this post because of a random bit I stumbled across while checking out the formatting.
What the Plus!
1987 was the last time I wrote a book about a product (The Macintosh Way). After using Google+ for a few months, I felt the need to write another product-oriented book. This book explains “what the plus” makes Google+ as special as Macintosh.
I turned to the research experts at the New York Public Library and their nationwide search for it came up with no copies.
This book is apparently a tie-in to this lengthy piece Hill did for Modern Methods.
I’d like to know if this book exists at all. I’d like to get a replica of it (not pay through the nose for the original). The claim of letters from those prominent men fascinates me and I’d like to see them with my own eyes. I don’t recall seeing any letters like those in Hill’s other works.
Just came across this at Amazon:
And right now it’s free, too.
One summer, I read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. That was my introduction to Mysteries.
Having loved those, I dipped into the Mystery category at the New York Public Library — a section I usually avoided.
My introduction to crime fiction was Ken Bruen’s The Hackman Blues.
Interview with R J Keller
I’m working on the follow up to Waiting For Spring, tentatively titled The Wendy House. It follows a man named Rick during the course of one day as he prepares to kill the man who killed his daughter, all while having semi-drunken, hallucinatory conversations with his long-dead wife.
I want to read that!
R.J. Keller website
R.J. Keller Amazon page