Category: Short Stories

  • Download E-books In the Forest of Forgetting PDF

    By Theodora Goss

    Author note: advent via Terri Windling
    Publish 12 months note: First released might 2006 by way of leading Books

    The reprint of within the woodland of Forgetting by means of award-winning writer Theodora Goss, first released in 2006 by way of major Books, with an advent by means of Terri Windling and canopy artwork by way of Virginia Lee.

    The desk of contents has been somewhat converted: "Phalaenopsis" has been changed by means of "Her Mother's Ghosts," which first seemed in 2004 within the Rose and Twelve Petals and different tales, published by means of Small Beer Press.

    Literary Awards
    Mythopoeic myth Award Nominee for grownup Literature (2008)
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  • Download E-books Extraction (Pendergast, Book 12.5) PDF

    By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    From no 1 long island occasions bestselling authors Preston & baby, an all-new brief tale that includes Agent Pendergast, to be had in basic terms as an publication and audio download.

    In New Orleans' French zone, the enamel Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips cash less than your pillow at night....he's a mysterious outdated recluse who needs to be appeased with teeth—lest he extract retribution. while younger Diogenes Pendergast loses a the teeth, although, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is decided to place the legend to the test...with dire consequences.

    *Includes a unique preview bankruptcy of Preston & Child's new full-length novel GRAVES, to be had December eleven, 2012
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  • Download E-books Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee PDF

    By James Tate

    “Fiction enthusiasts who come to this booklet with an open brain will locate themselves challenged and entertained by means of an excellent author with a really fertile imagination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "When he turns to prose, this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet shows a shockingly easy style."—Details

    James Tate turns out either awed and bemused by way of small-town existence in those forty-four tales choked with legends, flights of fancy, tragedies, and small ruptures in traditional life. His narrators converse in an idiom that's strange and fully American.

    James Tate is the writer of fourteen books of poetry and the recipient of diverse awards: fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim foundations, the nationwide e-book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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  • Download E-books The Black Irix (Shannara: Paladins of Shannara, Book 3) PDF

    By Terry Brooks

    An previous pal urges Shea Ohmsford to take a deadly hazard within the concluding tale of this gripping Shannara e-book sequence by way of New York Times bestselling fable grasp Terry Brooks.
    Shea Ohmsford has had particularly sufficient of quests. A yr after surviving a harrowing odyssey, he's nonetheless laid low with troubling thoughts and goals. A mysterious trafficker in spells and potions offers a restorative nostrum for the bothered Shea . . . besides a caution: Shea will holiday his vow to by no means back depart Shady Vale. after which the potion-maker’s prophecy involves pass.
    A thief, adventurer, and notoriously charismatic rogue, Panamon Creel by surprise seems within the Vale with a request for his longtime buddy, Shea—journey into the untamed northland, infiltrate the stronghold of a sinister broker in stolen items, and seize a invaluable artifact: the sacred Black Irix. Creel needs to come this treasure to its rightful proprietors. Shea can't refuse this kind of simply reason. yet what lies at the back of the black fort partitions they have to breach? and may this quest actually be their last?
    Includes a preview of the ultimate novel in Terry Brooks’s darkish Legacy of Shannara trilogy, Witch Wraith!
    The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly pleasing epic, lively via Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative mind's eye and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling writer of Swamplandia!
    “If Tolkien is the grandfather of contemporary fable, Terry Brooks is its favourite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling writer of The desolate tract Spear
    “I can’t even start to count number what number of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve learn (and reread) through the years. From Shannara to Landover, his paintings was once an important a part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind
    “Terry Brooks is a grasp of the craft and a trailblazer who proven fable as a achievable style. he's required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling writer of The evening Angel Trilogy
    “The Shannara books have been one of the first to truly catch my mind's eye. My daydreams and accordingly my tales will constantly owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the Beyonders and Fablehaven sequence
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  • Download E-books The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions PDF

    By David Stuart Davies, Oliver Onions

    Advent through David Stuart Davies. Oliver Onions is exclusive within the geographical regions of ghost tale writers in that his stories are thus far ranging of their historical past and substance that they're no longer simply categorized. His tales are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their results heightened by means of specific personality experiences graced with a strong poetic beauty. purely Oliver Onions is going for the cerebral instead of the jugular. besides the fact that, make no mistake, his ghost tales in achieving the specified impact. They draw you in, enmeshing you of their unnerving and irritating narratives. This assortment includes such masterpieces because the Rosewood Door, The Ascending Dream, The Painted Face and The Beckoning reasonable One, a narrative which either Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft considered as probably the most powerful and sophisticated ghost tales in all literature. lengthy out of print, those vintage stories are a treasure trove of nightmarish gemstones.
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  • Download E-books Billy Budd and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

    By Herman Melville

    Brilliant brief tales and a novella via the writer of Moby-Dick

    "Billy Budd, Sailor," a vintage war of words among sturdy and evil, is the tale of an blameless younger guy not able to guard himself from wrongful accusations. different choices comprise "Bartleby," "The Piazza," "The Encantadas," "The Bell-Tower," "Benito Cereno," "The Paradise of Bachelors," and "The Tartarus of Maids."

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.
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  • Download E-books Toxicology: Stories PDF

    By Steve Aylett

    Some tales during this new assortment ensue in Beerlight, town of heroic criminals and villainous police officers Steve Aylett brought in Slaughtermatic. Others are set in distinct worlds, creations of Aylett's twisted imaginative and prescient and sardonic humorousness. "If Armstrong was once attention-grabbing" is a sequence of eventualities imagining how the yankee hero may have jazzed up his voyage to the moon. In "Gigantic," corpses rain from the sky as payback for the massacres of our century.
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  • Download E-books Black Flag: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from THE POLARIS PROTOCOL (A Penguin Special from Dutton) (Kindle Single): A Taskforce Story, ... an Excerpt from Ghosts of War (Pike Logan) PDF

    By Brad Taylor

    In retired Delta strength officer Brad Taylor’s most up-to-date adrenaline-fueled brief tale, Pike Logan and his fellow Taskforce operators face a group of ruthless modern day pirates with a devious plan that leaves them battling for his or her very survival. 

    Includes an excerpt of Brad Taylor's most modern Pike Logan novel, The Forgotten Soldier, on sale 12/29/2015. 

    On depart after a very severe and hazardous undertaking with the Taskforce—a best mystery counterterrorist unit that operates outdoors the boundaries people law—operators Knuckles and Brett have joined Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill in Charleston, South Carolina. Their aim is to profit extra approximately Grolier restoration providers, the archaeological study organization that the Taskforce crew makes use of as refined conceal for his or her paintings. but if Knuckles accepts a role to discover lacking treasure from the infamous pirate Edward educate, higher often called Blackbeard, the full group is positioned to the try out, simply because their new employers have a truly various time table, one who leaves participants of the Taskforce on the mercy of actual pirates decided to get their fingers on a cargo of helpful contraband at any price.
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  • Download E-books Outside PDF

    The six tales in Outside exhibit Barry Lopez’s majestic expertise as a fiction author. Lopez writes in spare prose, yet his narratives resonate with an uncanny energy. With a reverence for our external and inside landscapes, those tales provide profound perception into the relationships among people and animals, creativity and sweetness, and, eventually, existence and dying. time and again, no matter if describing a Navajo rug owning the essence of its maker, a boy who can swap locations together with his half-coyote puppy (named Leaves), or a instructor whose presence brings into query the which means of friendship, Lopez portrays elemental and sacred locations. His prose transcends its simplicity to go into areas of ask yourself and secret. As James Perrin Warren says in his compelling advent, “Lopez’s narrators endure witness to awesome styles and reasons . . . The storyteller is key to the group and to a fit panorama, however the very important courting is additionally reciprocal. . . . We take part, in addition to Lopez, within the lengthy heritage of storytelling. We turn into a part of the ambience during which knowledge exhibits itself.”
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