Category: Novellas

  • Download E-books Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall PDF

    With “lush, scrupulously certain prose [that] can vault from the poignant to the gruesome to the ridiculous with vertiginous ease” (The manhattan Times), writer Will Self has verified himself as probably the most remarkably creative voices of his new release. In strolling to Hollywood, he leaps past truth into worlds inhabited through an array of characters—big and small, human and delusion—as he transverses los angeles freeways, eroding cliffs and Canadian fields, his disintegrating brain a relentless companion.

    In a sequence of quests exploring his obsessions, Self first reconnects together with his adolescence good friend Sherman Oaks, a guy scarcely three-feet-tall. Thirty-five years after parting methods, Sherman has received consciousness within the artwork international for his sculptures: replicas of his physique in quite a few proportions, a few as tall as constructions and others tiny as a fingernail. With Will’s obsessive-compulsive number of goods and Sherman’s biting mood, they make an oddly endearing and more and more strange pair as they stroll in spurts via Canada, long island, and the west coast of the U.S.. Returning domestic in brief, Self entangles himself in a secret and departs for l. a. to find who murdered the films. confident every body he meets is performed via a well-known actor, he is going undercover into the damaging global of star with hilarious outcomes. ultimately leaving the misleading lighting of Hollywood, he arrives in Spurn Head, a city at the English shore. whilst his reminiscence starts off to slide away, Self follows clues and notes left in the back of at extra lucid moments prime him via encounters with a madman, a video game of checkers with dying, and a gathering with one in all Swift’s immortal Struldbruggs.
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  • Download E-books Fantasy & Science Fiction (Extended Edition) (March/April 2012) PDF

    Amazon is overjoyed to supply Kindle myth and science-fiction fanatics the journal that Stephen King calls "the top fiction journal in America."

    Founded in 1949, fable & technological know-how Fiction journal is the award-winning unique writer of such classics as Stephen King's darkish Tower, Daniel Keyes's plants for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz. every one bimonthly factor bargains compelling brief fiction via writers reminiscent of Ray Bradbury, Ursula ok. Le Guin, and Terry Bisson, besides the science-fiction field's Most worthy and outspoken critiques on books, motion pictures and science--plus a splash of humour from our cartoonists and writers.

    Publishing a literate and occasionally literary combination of SF, myth and Horror, it really is worthy even more than the 99p subscription cost (UK readers).

    This version includes the following:-

    NOVELETS

    Electrica by means of Sean McMullen
    Twenty-Two and also you by way of Michael Blumlein
    Greed through Albert E. Cowdrey
    Gnarly instances at Nana'ite seashore by way of KJ Kabza
    Olfert Dapper's Day via Peter S. Beagle

    SHORT STORIES

    Repairmen by way of Tim Sullivan
    One 12 months of repute through Robert Reed
    The Tortoise Grows Elate by means of Steven Utley
    The Queen and the Cambion via Richard Bowes
    Demiurge through Geoffrey Landis
    The guy Who Murdered Mozart by means of Robert Walton and Barry N. Malzberg
    Perfect Day through C.S. Friedman

    POEMS

    Hanging Noodles by means of Sophie M. White

    DEPARTMENTS

    Books to appear For by means of Charles de Lint
    Books through Chris Moriarty
    Plumage From Pegasus: Pimp My learn by way of Paul Di Filippo
    Films: depression Danes Nacho E.T.s, and Nazis from the Moon by means of Lucius Shepard
    Coming Attractions
    Curiosities by way of Frances Grimble

    CARTOONS

    S. Harris, Tom Cheney, Frank Cotham, invoice lengthy, John Jonik, M. Nadler, J.P. Rini, Tom Cheney.

    COVER

    David A. Hardy For "Electrica"
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  • Download E-books Jacob the Mutant PDF

    By Mario Bellatin

    Conceived of as a collection of fragmentary manuscripts from an unpublished Joseph Roth novel, Jacob the Mutant is a novella in a perpetual kingdom of transformation — a narrative a couple of guy named Jacob, an ersatz rabbi and proprietor of a roadside tavern. but if truth shifts, so does Jacob, mutating into another individual entirely.
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  • Download E-books The Wind Between the Worlds (The Galaxy Project) PDF

    Del Rey wrote the unique (and for much longer) model of this novella decades previous, used to be not able to put it and in simple terms hauled it from the trunk whilst Horace Gold in mid-1950 solicited anything for his new journal. THE WIND among THE WORLDS is a minimum of in notion a typical fabulous problem-solving tale (interstellar subject transmitter is sabotaged; Earth and alien ports are at risk, ingenious engineer-protagonist figures out the answer) with a typical STARTLING tales subplot (engineer and his lovely girl assistant are deeply attracted yet he’s too devoted to his task to get fresh). the basis even though is ingenious--alien cultures intrude and due to this Earth is given the potential for interstellar exchange sooner than the planet has even completed house commute. Teleportation as an software of regimen trade (and revenue) used to be a pretty unique notion on the time this tale was once released. Del Rey’s altered tradition is lived-in, letting the tale act as a letter from the longer term. Gold sought after the tale considerably minimize and del Rey after all complied; within the EARLY DEL REY he used the unique model and appended a few notes at the nature of Horace’s intervention.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lester del Rey (1915-1993) used to be born Leonard Knapp (but this turned identified basically lengthy after his death), someplace within the Midwest and after a spotty, abbreviated schooling and itinerant life headed to big apple the place he grew to become shortly an important constituent of fantastic and John Campbell’s celebrated GOLDEN AGE. Del Rey offered his first tale to John Campbell within the first months of Campbell’s editorship and over the following a number of years he bought him many extra, together with his female-android tale HELEN O’LOY (1938), maybe the 1st real technological know-how fiction romance and NERVES (1942, novelized in 1956), a super novella of atomic pile disruption, amazingly prescient of 3 Mile Island and Chernobyl. Del Rey’s apostosaic and profoundly debatable brief novel FOR i'm A JEALOUS humans (1956), positing a malevolent Deity, can also be rather well identified. Del Rey labored (at a similar time as Damon Knight and James Blish) within the Scott Meredith expense division within the overdue 1940’s, edited technological know-how fiction magazines within the early 50’s, released a few famous juveniles (THE RUNAWAY robotic) within the mid-fifties and finally grew to become the founding editor of Del Rey Books, a delusion & technological know-how fiction imprint lower than the aegis of Ballantine. In collaboration together with his 3rd spouse, Judy-Lynn, del Rey’s imprint turned the main winning myth & technology fiction writer in historical past. the 2 of them nurtured myth writers like Stephen Donaldson, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks to bestselling prestige. In 1991, del Rey used to be named a Grand grasp of the technology Fiction Writers of the United States. He died just a couple of months after his retirement from Ballantine.

    ABOUT THE SERIES

    Horace Gold led GALAXY journal from its first factor dated October 1950 to technology fiction’s such a lot fashionable, commonly circulated and influential journal all through its preliminary decade. Its mythical significance got here from book of complete size novels, novellas and novelettes. GALAXY released approximately each significant within the technological know-how fiction field.

    The Galaxy undertaking is a variety of the simplest of GALAXY with new forewords via a few of today’s top technological know-how fiction writers. The preliminary choices in alphabetical order contain paintings through Ray Bradbury, Frederic Brown, Lester del Rey, Robert A. Heinlein, Damon Knight, C. M. Kornbluth, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Frederik Pohl, Robert Scheckley, Robert Silverberg, William Tenn (Phillip Klass) and Kurt Vonnegut with new Forewords by way of Paul di Filippo, David Drake, John Lutz, Barry Malzberg and Robert Silverberg. The Galaxy undertaking is dedicated to publishing new paintings within the spirit GALAXY journal and its founding editor Horace Gold.
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  • Download E-books Analog Science Fiction and Fact (December 2010) PDF

    Released on the grounds that 1930, Analog technology Fiction and truth is likely one of the so much enduring and well known magazines of technological know-how fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on lifelike tales that replicate excessive criteria of medical accuracy, mind's eye, and energetic articles approximately present examine at the frontiers of genuine technological know-how. A recurrent topic in either fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human impression of technological know-how and know-how.
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    The December factor back bargains an strange mix of a narrative and a heavily linked truth article. the tale is Shane Tourtellotte’s “The guy from Downstream,” a few time tourist who does what he does for an strange cause, after which faces an unforeseen problem approximately what to do subsequent. the actual fact article is Tourtellotte’s “Tips for the funds Time-Traveler,” which takes a quantitative examine many of the very useful difficulties one of these vacationer may unavoidably face.
    Also a few tales which are components of sequence —Christopher L. Bennett’s “Home Is the place the Hub Is,” and Brian C. Coad’s “A Placebo Effect,” during which long-suffering patent legal professional Wally Mason is quickly coaxed out of retirement—as good as a few that aren’t. a type of, H. G. Stratmann’s “Primum Non Nocere,” may simply be thought of a seasonal distinctive, in a sneaky type of way—though it could possibly even be thought of a number of different issues, too.
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  • Download E-books Meteor in the Madhouse PDF

    By Leon Forrest

    Within the wake of his watershed novel Divine Days, Leon wooded area all started a good extra formidable undertaking, a set of novellas that he was hoping stands out as the end result of his life's paintings and of the fictitious international of woodland County, which he had created in his 5 previous novels. even if slowed via devastating affliction in 1997, Forrest's exertions on his masterwork endured; whereas the unconventional assumed a spotlight tighter than he had initially meant, Forrest felt prior to his premature demise that he had succeeded in bringing a unified imaginative and prescient to the manuscript of Meteor within the Madhouse. Meteor within the Madhouse is a unique made of 5 interconnected novellas framed via an account of the final days within the lifetime of journalist Joubert Antoine Jones, a personality immortalized in Divine Days. The imperative courting within the novel is that of Joubert and his adoptive kinfolk and fellow author Leonard Foster. a logo of the fight for freedom and equality, Leonard's look for fact -- top him into political agitation, cultish faith, and eventual loss of life from drug dependancy -- immerses Joubert in emotions of guilt and frustration while he's not able to save lots of his good friend and mentor. As Joubert displays on Leonard's demise, he's either haunted and rejuvenated through the characters and episodes in their shared previous. We meet the ladies in Joubert's existence: foster mom Lucasta Jones, whose aesthetic and erotic strength is going unfulfilled; Lucasta's sister Gussie, irrepressible in her zest for all times; and Jessie Ma Fay conflict Barker, identified for her indomitable spirit and largesse. Joubert recollects his visits with Leonard and Leonard's extra breakdown within the face of funny stories from their early life: the habit of theDeep Brown research Eggheads who inhabited the splendidly assorted rooming condominium close to Joubert's alma mater; and the characters fre- quenting Fountain's condominium of the lifeless -- a funeral domestic by way of day and a brothel by way of evening. As Joubert and his family members take on the forces of affection, lust, alcohol, medications, violence, and family members, Joubert turns into the emblem of the soul's look for authenticity. With introductions through editors John G. Cawelti and Merle Drown, Meteor within the Madhouse emerges as Forrest's such a lot vibrant portrayal of the nice variety of city African American existence.
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  • Download E-books Shopgirl: A Novella PDF

    By Steve Martin

    With greater than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists national, together with: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall highway Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. choked with the type of witty, discerning observations that experience introduced Steve Martin remarkable serious good fortune, this tale of contemporary day love and romance is a piece of disarming tenderness.
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  • Download E-books Clarkesworld Issue 79 PDF

    By Neil Clarke, Benjanun Sriduangkaew

    Clarkesworld is a Hugo Award-winning technological know-how fiction and myth journal. every month they put up a mixture of fiction (new and vintage works), articles, interviews and art.

    Our April factor comprises: unique Fiction via Benjanun Sriduangkaew ("Annex"), Kali Wallace ("No photos at the Sky") and Emily C. Skaftun ("Melt with You"). vintage tales through Kij Johnson ("Spar (Making Bacon Version)"), Robert Reed ("Guest of Honor"), and David Moles ("Finisterra"). Non-fiction via Ken Liu (Gathered in Translation), an interview with Myke Cole, an one other be aware column at the Literatures of depression by means of Daniel Abraham, and an article by way of Neil Clarke.

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  • Download E-books Clarkesworld Issue 70 PDF

    By Neil Clarke, Sunny Moraine

    The July 2012 factor of the Hugo Award-winning technological know-how fiction & delusion journal, Clarkesworld. This factor gains the next tales: "Astrophilia" by means of Carrie Vaughn, "The swap" via Sarah Stanton and "Iron women, Iron Tigers" by means of Sunny Moraine. Non-fiction comprises an interview with Nancy Kress, a piece of writing at the Hammer movies 60's technological know-how fiction through Mark Cole, and an one other observe column through Ekaterina Sedia.
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