Category: Short Stories Anthologies

Download Let's Do (Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction) by Rebecca Meacham, Riva Nelson, University Press Audiobooks PDF

By Rebecca Meacham, Riva Nelson, University Press Audiobooks

ISBN-10: 1574411853

ISBN-13: 9781574411850

Within the 9 tales of Let's Do, numerous calamities strike usual Midwesterners, who deal with a mix of stable intentions and ineptitude. Balancing humor with painful readability, writer Rebecca Meacham pulls readers into the lives of characters who fight with and extra usually against--change. "Rebecca Meacham has one of many most up to date voices i have encountered in decades. Blatantly clever, she creates tales which are deliciously subversive, courageous and outrageous, comparable to a younger Alice Hoffman. because the lives of her characters get derailed, they circulate with the broken grace of jogging via damaged glass on tiptoe. it is a author whose phrases communicate with emotional resonance in regards to the resilience of the human heart--a appealing, real expertise who is familiar with that after you switch lifestyles the other way up, you get reliable measures of either hassle and laughter, a lesson the absolute best writers realize early."--Jonis Agee, pass judgement on "The characters in Let's Do are the type of humans we do not wish to be--drunks, stalkers, lonely ex-wives and husbands, grieving mom and dad, all first rate those that do indecent issues and Rebecca Meacham writes approximately them brilliantly, with empathy, intelligence and a scathing humorousness. this can be a remarkable debut, through a fearless, highly proficient writer."--Brock Clarke, writer, What we will not Do "The international of Rebecca Meacham's Let's Do is as significant as a diamond. Even the easiest actions--a stroll throughout a snowy panorama, a trip from a sister--shine with unforeseen mild, and lives that initially seem to be uncomplicated are choked with angles and refraction, exhibiting higher complexity than we would have dreamed. Meacham's imaginative and prescient is advanced, her characters wealthy and noteworthy, and the influence of her tales is dazzling."--Erin McGraw, writer, the newborn Tree

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Download A Stockingful of Joy by Jill Barnett PDF

By Jill Barnett

Simply in time for the Christmas season--four of romance's best-loved writers give a contribution undying, passionate tales created particularly for this assortment! Bestselling authors Jill Barnett, Mary Jo Putney, Justine Dare, and Susan King set the pages on fireplace with love, as those beautiful tales seize the real spirit of this unique time of yr!

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Download Steampunk Prime: A Vintage Steampunk Reader by Mike Ashley, Paul Di Filippo PDF

By Mike Ashley, Paul Di Filippo

ISBN-10: 1933065184

ISBN-13: 9781933065182

ISBN-10: 1933065192

ISBN-13: 9781933065199

ISBN-10: 1933065214

ISBN-13: 9781933065212

Notice unique steampunk stories during this anthology of reports written ahead of there have been genuine rocketships, atomic strength, electronic desktops, or available electrical energy. the trendy day steampunk style is a reinventing of the prior during the eyes of its inventors and adventures, yet this assortment is from actual Victorians and Edwardians who observed the longer term power of technological know-how and its bold percentages. Steam-powered vehicles, submarines, and robots are featured along nice airships and spaceships in those daring and artistic tales of desire, triumph, and catastrophe.

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Download The New Space Opera 2: All-new Stories of Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan PDF

By Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan

ISBN-10: 0061562351

ISBN-13: 9780061562358

Probably the most loved names in technology fiction spin all-new stories of interstellar event and wonder

Neal Asher
John Barnes
Cory Doctorow
John Kessel
Jay Lake
John Meaney
Elizabeth Moon
Garth Nix
Mike Resnick
Justina Robson
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
John Scalzi
Bruce Sterling
Peter Watts
Sean Williams
Tad Williams
Bill Willingham
Robert Charles Wilson
John C. Wright

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Download The Star Diaries: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy by Stanislaw Lem PDF

By Stanislaw Lem

ISBN-10: 0156849054

ISBN-13: 9780156849050

Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters extraordinary civilizations and creatures in house that serve to satirize technology, the rational brain, theology, and different icons of human delight. Line drawings via the writer. Translated via Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff publication

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Download To The Honorable Miss S....and other stories by B Traven PDF

By B Traven

ISBN-10: 0882081306

ISBN-13: 9780882081304

Listed below are 15 tales by means of the writer who later turned recognized less than the identify B. Traven, written through the years whilst - as Ret Marut - he was once an itinerant actor and journalist in Germany earlier than and through global warfare 1. each one of these tales first seemed while Marut used to be modifying an obstreperous antiwar newspaper - 'The Brick-Burner' - in Munich. They foreshadow the various subject matters and philosophy which represent such nice works because the dying send and the novels and tales Traven later wrote in Mexico.

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Download While the women are sleeping by Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa PDF

By Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa

ISBN-10: 0811216632

ISBN-13: 9780811216630

ISBN-10: 0811219143

ISBN-13: 9780811219143

A dozen unforgettable tales by way of “one of the main unique writers at paintings at the present time” (Wyatt Mason, The ny instances ebook Review).

Slippery figures in anomalous events ― ghosts, spies, bodyguards, criminals ― hang-out those tales by way of Javier Marías: the characters come bearing their unusual and certain secrets and techniques, and not go away our minds. in a single tale, a guy enthusiastic about his a lot more youthful lover ceaselessly videotapes her each stream, after which confides his fabulous plans for her; in one other a ghost can’t cease resigning from his activity. Masterfully, Marías manages in a small area to perplex and pleasure. “The brief tale suits Marías like a glove,” as Le Point famous. His tales were hailed as “formidably clever” (The London evaluate of Books), “a bracing tonic” (Chicago Tribune), and “startling” (The big apple instances publication Review)

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