Category: Short Stories

  • A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

    "Gibran's beautiful poetry and incisive commentaries are one of the hummingbirds of literature. There are crafty ponderings at the that means of existence and exploration of gentle own events. grasp of temper and state of affairs, Gibran plumbs the depths of both".--"Dallas Times-Herald". Lightning Print on call for name
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  • Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories

    By Frederik Pohl

    Platinum Pohl is the 1st assortment to gather the entire crucial works of Frederik Pohl. initially, Pohl is a grasp of the technology fiction brief tale. For greater than fifty years he has been writing incisive, enjoyable SF tales, numerous hundred in all. Even whereas writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the opposite Heechee Saga novels, he has regularly written brief fiction.

    Now, for the 1st time, he has accrued jointly the easiest of his many tales. Spanning the many years, those stories are of their means a dwelling heritage of technological know-how fiction. simply because Frederik Pohl has been at the frontlines of the sphere because the halcyon days of the past due Thirties, and has written brief tales in each decade on the grounds that. and since he has consistently been a willing observer of the human situation and the area that's formed through it, his tales mirror the currents of political activities, social developments, significant occasions that experience shaken the realm . . .

    Yet at their center, all his tales are so much acutely involved in humans. all types of individuals. a few are humans you are going to love, a few you will hate. yet it is important to discover what occurs to the folks who inhabit those tales. simply because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a intensity and individuality that makes them as genuine as humans you spot on a daily basis. in fact, he additionally employs a mind-boggling number of medical principles and technological know-how fictional tropes with which his characters needs to engage. And he does all of it with likely no attempt in any respect. that is a few trick. now not all people can do this . . . yet that is why he used to be named a Grand grasp of technological know-how Fiction by way of his friends within the technological know-how Fiction Writers of America.

    Here are his Hugo Award profitable tales, "Fermi and Frost" and "The assembly" (with C. M. Kornbluth), besides such vintage novellas because the robust "The Gold on the Starbow's finish" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and tales comparable to "Servant of the People," "Shaffery one of the Immortals," and "Growing Up in facet City," all finalists for significant awards. And dozens of different stories, just like the tremendous "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and lots of others.

    Altogether, a grand choice of thought-provoking, interesting technology fiction by way of one of many all-time greats!

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  • Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (Valdemar Series)

    Sixteen unique stories?set in mercedes lackey?s valdemar universe

    Includes a brand new novella through Mercedes Lackey!

    Today?s most well-liked delusion authors stopover at Mercedes Lackey?s bestselling international of Valdemar, including their very own detailed touches to the traditional land the place Heralds ?Chosen? from all walks of existence through magical horse-like partners patrol their old state, meting out justice, dealing with adversaries, and conserving their monarch from no matter what threatens. shuttle with Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, Judith Tarr, Rosemary Edghill, and others in those interesting, all-new tales.
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  • Horse, Flower, Bird

    By Kate Bernheimer

    "Each of those spare and chic stories earrings like a bell on your head. memorable, unique, and never very like something you've got read."—Karen pleasure Fowler

    “A unusual and captivating ebook, written in crisp, profitable sentences; every one tale begs to be learn aloud and savored.”—Aimee Bender

    "Horse, Flower, Bird rests uneasily among the intersection of myth and fact, dreaming and wakefulness, and the sacred and profane. Like a chain of lovely yet troubling goals, this publication will linger lengthy within the reminiscence. Kate Bernheimer is reinventing the fairy tale."—Peter dollar, R.E.M.

    In Kate Bernheimer's primary and spare—yet wondrous—world, an unique dancer builds her personal cage, a spouse has a tendency a mystery basement menagerie, a fishmonger's daughter befriends a tulip bulb, and sisters discover cycles of affection and violence by way of reenacting scenes from Star Wars.

    Enthralling, sophisticated, and poetic, this assortment takes readers again to the age-old pleasures of vintage fairy stories and makes them new. Their haunting classes are an evocative reminder that cracking open the door to the mind's eye is not any mere kid's play, that satisfaction and tragedy lurk in each nook, and that all of us "have the main to the library . . . in basic terms be cautious what you read."

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  • Drowning Lessons: Stories

    By Peter Selgin

    The tales in Drowning Lessons have interaction water as either an important and a in all probability detrimental presence in our lives. "You can contact water," says Peter Selgin, "you can flavor it and consider its temperature, it's also possible to carry it on your arms. nonetheless it continues to be elusive, ill-defined, formed basically by way of what surrounds or includes it."

    With empathy and wit Selgin introduces us to characters navigating the uneven waters of human relationships. In "Swimming" an avid swimmer fights the stasis in his marriage via prodding his out-of-shape yet contented spouse to absorb the sport―with near-disastrous effects. A pond is the surroundings of "The Wolf House," which tells of the reunion and dissolution of a bunch of highschool acquaintances introduced jointly for a funeral. "The Sinking send guy" chronicles an afternoon within the lifetime of an African American caretaker in control of the single last survivor of the big catastrophe. In "El Malecón" a toothless outdated Dominican attempts to recapture his misplaced dignity by means of "borrowing" a glittery Cadillac convertible and aiming it down the coastal street towards his early life village. In "The Sea treatment" tourists in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula confront dying within the type of a mysterious girl dwelling in an deserted beachfront residence complex.

    In all 13 stories in Drowning Lessons, Selgin shows a willing eye for the forces that push humans toward―and occasionally beyond―their very human limits, forces as intrinsic, elemental, and elusive because the liquid that makes up two-thirds in their our bodies. those tales remind us that of all our bodies of water, none is deeper or extra harmful than our own.

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  • Little Wizard Stories of Oz (Books of Wonder)

    By L. Frank Baum

    What can be greater than a narrative concerning the unforgettable characters from the land of oz.? Six tales, after all! that includes everyone's favourite friends--Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman--these little stories include a similar Baum magic, with a couple of particular surprises now not printed within the different oz. books. additionally incorporated are adventures with Tiktok, the Clockwork guy; the regularly starving Hungry Tiger; the superb Jack Pumpkinhead; the superb wood Sawhorse; and the mystical princess Ozma of Oz.

    Discover how Dorothy and Toto break out from less than the facility of the bad immense, Crinklink, sign up for clever Princess Ozma and the Wizard as they fit wits with 3 mischievous Imps; persist with the adventures of Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse as they courageous a very good, gloomy wooded area to avoid wasting misplaced young children. even if you've visited the enchanted land of oz. sooner than, you are going to relish those and 3 different fanciful and intriguing tales.

    For over 90 years L. Rank Baum's fairyland has stirred the imaginations of readers of every age. Now, during this lavishly produced version that includes all forty-five of John R. Neill's notable full-color illustrations, younger readers and listeners will get pleasure from six little oz. adventures concerning the cherished people who make oz. so attention-grabbing and enduring.

    Afterword by way of Peter Glassman. This deluxe choice of six brief tales used to be written specifically for starting readers and lines forty-five sparkling full-color plates. everybody will get pleasure from those impossible to resist adventures concerning the loved characters who make the land of ounces so pleasant and enduring. A Books of ask yourself vintage.
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  • Goings: In Thirteen Sittings

    By Gordon Lish

    Goings: In 13 Sittings is Gordon Lish’s first thoroughly unique paintings in 16 years, 13 tales that mark the continuing power of 1 of the era’s enduring scribes.

    Widely said as essentially the most influential editors of our period, Gordon Lish has readily replaced the face of yankee literature. the lovely record of writers with whom he has labored heavily comprises Harold Brodkey, Sam Lipsyte, Ben Marcus, Anne Carson, Cynthia Ozick, Raymond Carver, Will Eno, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel and lots of extra.

    But it's in his personal writing that his genius is made appear. There, his fast wit and black humor are on complete show, in addition to a cruel mind that skewers nobody so completely as, and extra usually than, a narrator most of the time often called “Gordon.” within the tales in Goings, Lish wrestles with reminiscence; self-knowledge (the lack and the impossibility thereof); friendship; moms, sons and enthusiasts. greater than that, the language here's a collective paradigm of Lishian prose: a very good writer’s try and jump off the web page.
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  • Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)

    By Lawrence Block

    Classic reprints from: Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman, Damon Runyon, Evan Hunter, Jerrold Mundis, Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Gregory, Geoffrey Bartholomew, Cornell Woolrich, Barry N. Malzberg, Clark Howard, Jerome Charyn, Donald E. Westlake, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Susan Isaacs, and others.

    Lawrence Block has received lots of the significant secret awards and has been known as the imperative big apple author. His sequence characters—Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller—all stay in new york; like their author, they wouldn't relatively feel free at any place else.
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  • Love and Will

    By Stephen Dixon

    20 well-crafted stories. hugely charged, insistent, frequently expressing themselves in gritty city vernacular, his narrators become ironic, delicate, self-deprecating losers and loners.
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