1) “The Man Who Could Work Miracles” by H. G. Wellsamazon.co.uk/Man…B6GThe story is an early example of Contemporary fantasy (not yet recognized, at the time, as a specific sub-genre). In common with later works falling within this definition, the story places a major fantasy premise (a wizard with enormous, virtually unlimited magic power) not in an exotic semi-Medieval setting but in the drab routine daily life of suburban London, very familiar to Wells himself.2) “The Last Man” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley amazon.co.uk/dp/…MG/A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley’s most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters.3) “The Red One” by Jack Londonamazon.co.uk/Red…YC/Though most of Jack London’s novels and short stories fall firmly into the action-adventure category, the prolific author occasionally ventured into other genres, as well. Although The Red One, like many of London’s tales, is set among an indigenous tribe, the story — which details the discovery of a strange object of worship which seems to have originated in another world — contains some fascinating themes that will please fans of science fiction and supernatural writing, as well.4) “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder” by James De Milleamazon.co.uk/Str…8O/With its curious mixture of adventure, natural history and satire this early Canadian novel has become a landmark work of fantasy and science fiction.