Flatlander

By Larry Niven

Gil "The Arm" Hamilton used to be one of many best operatives of ARM, the elite UN plice strength. His instinct was once unfailingly exact, his detective talents moment to none, and his psychic powers -- esper feel and telekinesis -- have been amazing. you can now learn all of the vintage tales of the mythical ARM operative, accumulated in a single quantity for the 1st time -- plus, an all-new, never-before-published Gil Hamilton experience!

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AM/PM

By Amelia Gray

If anything's going to avoid wasting the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their afflicted romances, their social improprieties, or their fingers becoming claws, it is a John Mayer live performance tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and slicing perception are on complete demonstrate. Readers journey the lives of 23 characters throughout a hundred and twenty tales filled with lizard tails, Schrödinger bins, and volcano love. June wakes up one morning lined in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise front room; Betty insists every little thing other than plant life are a logo of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his condo in occasions of situation. Written each morning and evening for 2 months, those short vignettes (50 to a hundred phrases) remember Donald Barthelme of their whimsy and refined but robust feelings. An intermittent love tale as noticeable via a darkly comedian lens, AM/PM mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a very unique paintings of fiction.

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God Laughs When You Die

"A host of drug purchasers meets a foe they can't kill. The president by chance invitations demons into the rustic and watches the pope become a sabertooth tiger. a guy, lifeless on the grounds that 1920, lives back in state-of-the-art la to satiate a malevolent goddess. those stories via Michael Boatman will disturb, terrify and traumatize you. Boatman grabs you via throat and drags you kicking and screaming via his prose. With a touch of Lansdale and a smattering of Martin's Wild playing cards, the stories inside inhabit the darkish and nasty facet of our souls, and all through Boatman infuses all of it with a willing wit and one eye on element. And while he allows you to as much as breathe, like God, you could simply end up giggling. this can be this type of stuff i admire to learn because the bells sound midnight."--Paul Haines, award-winning writer of doors for the Dispossessed

"Boatman's debut assortment will knock you down and kick you within the the teeth. Alternatingly hysterical, ugly, strange, and exceptional, Boatman's assortment is a must-read for a person itching to get their palms on clean new fiction that attracts no punches."--Ronald Damien Malfi, writer of the character of Monsters and the autumn of Never

"Michael Boatman writes like a customer from hell. an individual out on brief time period go away for undesirable habit. i like these things. he is one of many new, and greater than promising, writers making his mark, and a depressing and lovely mark it is."--Joe R. Lansdale

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Midnight All Day

By Hanif Kureishi

This anthology chronicles the various varieties of trouble in modern relationships. all of the tales continue from a relevant premise: that we're unerring in our selection of enthusiasts - in particular in terms of the incorrect individual!

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Sideshow and Other Stories

By Thomas Ligotti

Chap ebook. Signed via writer. restricted to 350 signed and numbered sotfcover chapbooks and offered OUT on the writer. Signed through writer.

Sideshow and different tales is right away the tale of a author who has reached a obstacle aspect in his personal writing, and his encounters with one other, older author who he involves regard as his misplaced literary father. Sideshow and different tales additionally comprises 5 tales via this older author, in addition to notes, uncollected words, of a 6th tale with the obvious operating name of Sideshow. CONTENTS: Foreword, The Malignant Matrix, untimely Communicati on, The Astronomic Blur, The Abyss of natural kinds, the exceptional Frenzy, Afterword.

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The Country Road: Stories

By Regina Ullman

Although a well-known Swiss writer, Regina Ullmann hasn't ever seemed sooner than in English: her oracular, unusual, singular voice astonishes.

by no means earlier than in English, Regina Ullmann's paintings is particular and otherworldly, resonant of nineteenth-century village stories and of authors equivalent to Adalbert Stifter and her modern Robert Walser. within the tales of The nation Road, principally set within the Swiss geographical region, the archaic and the fashionable collide, and "sometimes the entire international seems to be painted on porcelain, down to the damaging cracks." this tender yet fragile attractiveness, with its ominous undertones, supplies Ullmann her targeted voice.

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The Red Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics)

By Andrew Lang

The famed folklorist collects 37 stories of appeal, starting from the normal ("Rapunzel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "The Golden Goose") to lesser-known tales ("The Voice of Death," "The Enchanted Pig," and "The grasp Thief"). resources contain French, Russian, Danish, and Romanian stories in addition to Norse mythology. ninety seven illustrations.

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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange (A Penguin Classics Hardcover)

The first English translation of this astonishing selection of medieval Arab myth stories

A nice cache of historical, magical tales within the related culture as The Arabian Nights, Tales of the Marvellous and information of the Strange is a rare locate. courting from not less than a millennium in the past, those are the earliest-known Arabic brief tales, which survived in one, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. a few came upon their means into The Arabian Nights, yet such a lot have by no means been learn in English ahead of. Composed to fascinate their unique audiences, those fascinating, surreal, baffling, and gorgeous tales are certainly either excellent and unusual.

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