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By Lou Anders

A really breathtaking new anthology edited by way of Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & darkish Magic offers lovely new stories of sword and sorcery motion, romance, and darkish event written via one of the most revered, bestselling fable writers operating today—from  Joe Abercrombie to Gene Wolfe. An all-new Elric novella from the mythical Michael Moorcock and a brand new stopover at to Majipoor courtesy of the inimitable Robert Silverberg are only of the treasures provided in Swords & darkish Magic—a delusion lover’s dream.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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By Italo Calvino

Tales of affection and loneliness within which the writer blends truth and phantasm. “The quirkiness and style of the writing, the originality of the mind's eye at work,...and a definite cute nuttiness make this assortment really worth interpreting” (Margaret Atwood). Translated through William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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By Sandra Madera

Identical twins, Miranda and Nastasia Moralez, couldn’t be extra assorted. Being the top of the cheerleading crew, Natasia is the most well-liked woman within the institution. Miranda isn't really, taking pictures in her spare time for the varsity paper. lifestyles is common till a sad coincidence takes the lifetime of one dual. Miranda speedy realizes that the automobile crash that took her sister’s lifestyles used to be no twist of fate. It used to be deliberate. Now, Miranda has to determine who sought after her sister useless earlier than she succumbs to a similar fate.

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Download E-books All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories PDF

By Lee K. Abbott

"Cheever's actual inheritor, our significant American brief tale writer."—William Harrison

Here are tales approximately fathers and sons, tales approximately women and men, and tales in regards to the relationships among males via one in every of our so much talented tale writers. The narrator of "The Who, the What and the Why," starts breaking into his personal residence as a type of remedy after his daughter dies. In "The Human Use of Inhuman Beings," the most personality realizes that his closest dating is to an angel, who appears to be like to him in basic terms to announce the loss of life of family. All issues, All at Once reminds us why Lee ok. Abbott is to be valuable: his excellent pitch for stories of hapless Southwesterners, his approach with sympathetic irony, his eye that skillfully notes the awkward humiliations—common heartbreak, fractured families—and files all of it in lyrical, affectionate language. In stories new and from prior collections Abbott examines lived existence and the lies we unavoidably inform approximately it.

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By Clark Blaise

Shortlisted for the 2011 Rogers Writers' belief Fiction Prize

2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Nominee

Longlisted for the Frank O'Connor brief tale Award

"Clark Blaise’s brilliantly imagined The Meagre Tarmac is a unique in short-story shape, warmly intimate, startling in its quickly jumps and revelations, a portrait of people for whom we come to care deeply – and a portrait of an Indo-American lifestyle that shimmers ahead of our eyes with the wealthy and compelling aspect for which Clark Blaise’s fiction is well known .… The Meagre Tarmac is a notable accomplishment."—Joyce Carol Oates

An Indo-American Canterbury Tales, The Meagre Tarmac explores the areas the place culture, innovation, tradition, and gear meet with explosive strength. It starts with Vivek Waldekar, who refused to wait his father’s funeral simply because he used to be “trying to delight an American woman who proposal beginning a fireplace in his father’s physique too gross a sacrilege to contemplate.” It ends with Pranab Dasgupta, the Rockefeller of India, who can merely describe himself as “‘a very lonely, very wealthy, very responsible immigrant.’” And in among is a cluster of outstanding characters, incensed by way of the clash among own wish and accountability, who exhaust themselves in pursuit of the superb. Fearless and ferociously clever, those tales are classic Blaise, whose outsider’s view of the altering middle of the US has continually been ruthless and relocating and tender.

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By Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant number of tales concerning the aftermath of the Vietnam conflict and its impression at the Vietnamese was once acclaimed via critics around the country and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Now Grove Press is proud to reissue this modern vintage by means of considered one of America's most crucial residing writers, in a brand new version of an outstanding smell from an odd Mountain that incorporates thus released tales -- "Salem" and "Missing" -- that brilliantly entire the collection's narrative trip, returning to the jungles of Vietnam.

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By Sarah Cortez

Step into Indian state. input the darkish welter of afflicted background through the Americas, the place the background of violence meets the ferocity of intent.

Features brand-new tales via: Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martínez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.

Sarah Cortez, a legislations enforcement officer, is the award-winning writer of the poetry assortment How to Undress a Cop. She brings her background as a Tejana with Mexican, French, Comanche, and Spanish blood to the written page.

Liz Martínez’s tales have seemed in Manhattan Noir, Queens Noir, and Cop stories 2000. She is a member of Wordcraft Circle of local Writers and Storytellers, and he or she lives in New York.

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Download E-books Atonement - After Earth: Ghost Stories (Short Story) PDF

On a far off planet referred to as Nova major, the United Ranger Corps defends the galaxy’s closing people from an alien race often called the Skrel and their genetically engineered predators, the Ursa. For one would-be Ranger, the conflict among existence and dying is a welcome respite from a felony prior. “Ghost tales: Atonement” is the final of six publication brief tales that lead as much as the occasions of After Earth, the epic technological know-how fiction experience movie directed via M. evening Shyamalan and starring Jaden Smith and should Smith.

Cade Bellamy is the one Ranger recruit with a felony checklist. After struggling with the Ursa that interrupted his arrest, Cade gets a reprieve from leading Commander Cypher Raige, with one stipulation: Cade needs to cease serving himself, and guard humanity—as a Ranger. quickly, Cade is a cadet, breezing via actual demanding situations yet brushing aside the teamwork being a Ranger calls for. Cade trusts not anyone, possibly now not even himself, and can’t support yet query if the trail he has selected is the best one—unaware that the reply he seeks is an arm’s size away . . . within the type of an Ursa.

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Download E-books I Am Not Jackson Pollock: Stories PDF

By John Haskell

A bewitching choice of brief fiction--haunting and hypnotic meditations on paintings, videos, literature, and lifestyles. In "Dream of a fresh Slate," Jackson Pollock the fellow struggles with the separation he feels from Jackson Pollock the artist; "The Judgement of Psycho," probes the sexual dynamic of Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Psycho, after which delves into the connection among Hector and Paris within the Iliad; and Orson Welles presides over "Crimes at Midnight," a demanding evocation of wish and its effects. a chain of myths for contemporary occasions, this is often an astounding debut.

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