Category: Short Stories

  • Miracle cure

    By Jonathan Hurley

    A center elderly author commissions a drug corporation to supply a drug so that it will remove the need for intercourse. He undergoes a change whilst he willingly turns into the try topic and informs the area of his "progress".

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  • Fifty Contemporary Writers (Conjunctions Book 50)

    Conjunctions’ milestone 50th factor gathers jointly the various voices, varieties, and types that experience outlined the mythical literary magazine because it used to be introduced by way of Bradford Morrow in 1981. tested masters like William H. Gass, John Ashbery, Richard Powers, Edwidge Danticat, Rae Armantrout, Robert Coover, and Lyn Hejinian subscribe to emerging stars similar to Ben Marcus, Paul los angeles Farge, Edie Meidav, and Peter Orner to create a landmark compendium of wonderful new paintings. This very detailed anniversary party showcases fifty of our most appropriate fiction writers and poets.

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  • Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange

    By Stuart McLean

    In Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe tale trade, Stuart McLean and his long-time radio manufacturer, Jess Milton, have gathered their favorite tales from a decade in their much-loved convey. it is a clever, marvelous college of rituals and romance, street journeys and guitar licks, Saturday-night hockey video games and Sunday morning pancakes. a narrative approximately an exploding outhouse sits correct beside one a few misplaced love simply because that’s simply what occurs in existence. unhappy issues are all knotted up with humorous issues and candy issues, too.

    The voices in those tales are deepest and private. studying this assortment is like becoming a member of a cocktail party hosted by means of Stuart himself.
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  • Camouflage: Stories

    By Murray Bail

    Superb -- and awesome -- new fiction from the Australian master

    A guy named Huebler comes to a decision to picture every person alive. A suburban father perches in his son's tree condominium to undercover agent on his buddies. A dentist acknowledges his estranged spouse in a well-known portray. "The Seduction of My Sister" tells of the more and more strange occasions regarding a boy and his sister while a brand new family members strikes in around the highway. And in "Camouflage," Eric Banerjee, an unassuming Adelaide piano tuner, is shipped north to the heart of Australia in 1943 to make his contribution to the struggle attempt.

    It is apparent in some of these striking tales that Murray Bail -- already celebrated for his novels -- has additionally prolonged the manifold probabilities of brief fiction. each one of his tales creates a wierd and engaging new international, and none of them is well forgotten. Bail's paintings during this assortment is deft, angular, and extremely enjoyable; the mastery of his paintings is totally published with wry humor and haunting power.
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  • Selected Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Edgar Allan Poe

    Because their first ebook within the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's outstanding Gothic stories have demonstrated themselves as classics of horror fiction and feature additionally created the various conventions which nonetheless dominate the style of detective fiction.

    but, in addition to being hugely relaxing, Poe's stories are works of very genuine highbrow exploration. leaving behind the factors of characterization and plotting in favour of blurred obstacles among self and different, will and morality, identification and reminiscence, Poe makes use of the Gothic to query the integrity of human lifestyles. certainly, Poe is much less attracted to fixing puzzles or in ethical retribution than in exposing the misconceptions that make issues look `mysterious' within the first position. aware of the historic and political dimensions of those very American stories, this new serious version selects twenty-four stories and locations the preferred - `The Fall of the home of Usher', `The Masque of the purple Death', `The Murders within the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' - along much less famous shuttle narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires.
    concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest diversity of literature from all over the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile positive factors, together with professional introductions by means of prime specialists, worthwhile notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty extra.
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  • After the Apocalypse: Stories

    By Maureen F. McHugh

    Publishers Weekly most sensible 10 better of the Year

    In her new assortment, tale Prize finalist Maureen F. McHugh delves into the darkish center of up to date lifestyles and existence 5 mins from now and the way effortless it's to combine up one with the opposite. Her tales are post-bird flu, in the midst of scientific trials, considering if our desktops are smarter than us, brooding about while our jobs are going to be outsourced out of the country, puzzling over if we're who we are saying we're, and never certain what we would do to outlive the arriving zombie plague.

    Praise for Maureen F. McHugh:

    "Gorgeously crafted stories."—Nancy Pearl, NPR

    "Hauntingly beautiful."—Booklist

    "Unpredictable and poetic work."—The undeniable Dealer

    Maureen F. McHugh has lived in long island; Shijiazhuang, China; Ohio; Austin, Texas; and now lives in l. a., California. She is the writer of a narrative Prize finalist assortment, Mothers & different Monsters, and 4 novels, together with Tiptree Award-winner China Mountain Zhang and New York Times editor's selection Nekropolis. McHugh has additionally labored on exchange fact video games for Halo 2, The Watchmen, and 9 Inch Nails, between others.

    io9 top SF&F Books of 2011

    Tiptree Award Honor List

    Philip okay. Dick Award finalist

    Story Prize outstanding Book

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  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

    By Karen Russell

    From the writer of the New York Times most sensible vendor Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new number of tales that showcases Karen Russell’s presents at their inimitable best.

    A dejected teen discovers that the universe is speaking with him via talismanic items left in the back of in a seagull’s nest.  A group of women held captive in a silk manufacturing facility slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning gentle threads from their very own bellies, and get away by way of seizing the technique of creation for his or her personal progressive ends. A therapeutic massage therapist discovers she has the facility to heal via manipulating the tattoos on a battle veteran’s reduce torso. whilst a gaggle of boys bump into a mutilated scarecrow bearing an uncanny resemblance to the lacking classmate they used to torment, a normal story of highschool bullying turns into a sinister delusion of guilt and atonement. In a family’s disastrous quest for land within the American West, the monster is the human starvation for acquisition, and the sufferer is all we carry pricey. And within the collection’s wonderful identify story—an unforgettable parable of dependancy and urge for food, mortal terror and mortal love—two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try out helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.

    Karen Russell is one in every of today’s such a lot celebrated and important writers—honored in The New Yorker’s record of the twenty most sensible writers below the age of 40, Granta’s better of younger American Novelists, and the nationwide ebook Foundation’s 5 most sensible writers below the age of thirty-five.  Her wondrous new paintings monitors a tender author of superlative originality and invention getting into the complete variety and scale of her powers.  

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  • When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories

    By David Benioff

    A travel de strength of ingenious storytelling from the seriously acclaimed writer of City of Thieves and The twenty fifth Hour and co-creator of the HBO series online game of Thrones

    In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The twenty fifth Hour, urban of Thieves) makes use of humor and wealthy characterizations to discover the occasionally exciting, occasionally pathetic emotional lives of a various set of characters.  Over the process 8 tales, we're brought to a number of teenagers at the cusp of discovery and loss.  As he inspires a number of the states of discomfort and pleasure—humiliation, uprising, camaraderie, and desire—Benioff screens a profound figuring out of the transformative strength of a unmarried second and the way disappointment may be illuminated by means of a funny turn aspect. When the Nines Roll Over confirms the promise of a talented author rising as a storytelling strength.
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  • On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction

    By Karl Iagnemma

    Winner of the Paris Review Discovery Prize for top first fiction and anthologized in The top American brief tales 2002, Karl Iagnemma has been famous as a author of infrequent expertise. His literary terrain is the realm of technological know-how, with its charged boundary among the rational brain and the stressed center. In Iagnemma's tales, mathematicians and theoreticians, foresters and medical professionals, yearn to maintain bonds as steadfast because the equations and ideas that anchor their lives. A pissed off educational attempts to diagram his stricken courting together with his female friend yet fails to create a formulation for love. A nineteenth-century phrenologist needs to reexamine the relationship among wisdom and keenness while a tender con-woman beats him at his personal online game. A jaded professor goals forever of his obsessions: a stunning former colleague and the theory that made her recognized. artistic, clever, humorous, and disquieting, Karl Iagnemma's first assortment attests to his lively mind's eye and his prodigious literary presents.
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  • In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (Classic Reprint)

    Denied lifestyles through the manager publishing homes of the rustic, this ebook owes itself to Mr. E. L. G. Steele, service provider, of this urban. In testifying Mr. Steele sfaith in his judgment and his buddy, it is going to serve its authors major and most sensible ambition. A. B. San Francisco, Sept. four, 1891.
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