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Read Hundreds of Free Sci-Fi Stories from Asimov, Lovecraft, Bradbury, Dick, Clarke & More

“The stories listed below are, to the best of my research, all PUBLIC DOMAIN in the United States,” writes the collector in an introduction to the long list, a quick scan of which reveals a who’s who of respected names in science fiction from the mid-twentieth century and earlier, from Piers Anthony to John Wyndham.

In between those two sci-fi eminences, you’ll also encounter a few possibly unexpected names, like Henry James, Jack London, Guy de Maupassant — yes, the very same Henry James, Jack London, and Guy de Maupassant, who seem to have used just enough of the adventurous and the supernatural in their fiction to fit into the spirit of the collection, if not quite into the genre boundaries. But even if you want to stick to sci-fi and sci-fi only, you’ll certainly find plenty of the finest shorter-form work with which to treat yourself. Perhaps “I, Mars” by none other than Mr. Martian Chronicles himself, Ray Bradbury? Alternatively, if you prefer the “harder” side of the tradition, behold the offerings from Foundation series author Isaac Asimov,

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badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista, via themarysue)

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Whatever Happened To The Late Night Guest Host?

Johnny Carson’s first appearance as host of ‘The Tonight Show’ was filling in for then-host Jack Paar, before Carson eventually became the permanent host in October of 1962. The tradition of guest hosts continued and flourished under Carson’s 30-year tenure as the host of ‘Tonight.’ Letterman, Rivers and Jay Leno were all mainstays of Carson’s guest host stable and all three went on to host their own shows (with Leno, controversially, succeeding Carson on ‘The Tonight Show’).

Kermit the freaking Frog even once guest hosted ‘The Tonight Show.’ He interviewed Vincent Price.

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