Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)

By Arthur C. Clarke

This number of Clarke's paintings was once initially released in 1953, whilst it used to be chosen as the best technological know-how Fiction books of the 12 months by way of Boucher and McComas. It includes many brief tales that may later turn into classics, together with "The Sentinel"-the foundation for the later vintage 2001: an area Odyssey.

These tales current an excellent exhibit of Clarke's many-layered method of the ethical dilemmas of clinical advancement-from the exciting and brutal "Breaking pressure" to the extra poetic and considerate "Second Dawn." This assortment represents a tour-de-force of technological know-how Fiction storytelling absolute to pride enthusiasts of Clarke's paintings and the SF style.

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Future Imperfect

By Keith Laumer

From a titan of technological know-how fiction event and the writer of the mythical Bolo sequence, an action-packed quantity containing a full-length novel and a number of brief novels and stories.

From a titan of technology fiction event and the author of the mythical Bolo sequence, an action-packed quantity containing a full-length novel and a number of brief novels and stories.

A wry imaginative and prescient of a destiny jam-packed with extraordinary develeopments–but a destiny the place previous difficulties get back to hang-out humanity in unusual new ways.

First, Mal heads throughout an the United States ravaged by way of around the world earthquakes while he runs right into a demise stranger who speaks darkly of assembly males who were not really males. The stranger has an strange gold coin in his pocket–and quickly Mal discovers that a few thing wants that coin again, and should cease at not anything to get it. 

Next: Steve Dravek awakes in a nightmarish urban and instantly needs to struggle for his lifestyles opposed to ruthless organ-stealing gangs. His final thoughts are of a vanished time from a century in the past. Now, as Steve attempts to stick alive lengthy adequate to orient himself, he discovers that somebody is looking him in the course of the darkish urban, an individual who turns out to grasp him larger than he is familiar with himself.

Plus: The commander of the spaceship fleet that simply annihilated the enemy armada makes a decision to develop into international dictator –that is, except his moment in command can cease him. And a countrywide try condemns a guy to a lifetime of unskilled exertions, except he can have the ability round the system.

Praise for Keith Laumer:

"Spare, fresh prose type and muscular storytelling strategy . . . the reader comes away with either a feeling of entirety and a hope for the story to head on ... perpetually, if possible." –David Weber

"You're approximately to have fun." –David Drake

"One of the best and well known writers of technology fiction." –Ben Bova

"... event stories which are brisk, gentle and sardonic ..." –Publishers Weekly

"Laumer is a grasp. . . ." –Seattle Times
"Tautly written and never-ending suspense ... first-class ..." –VOYA

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Einstein's Dreams

By Alan Lightman

A latest vintage, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional university of news dreamed through Albert Einstein in 1905, while he labored in a patent workplace in Switzerland. because the defiant yet delicate younger genius is developing his idea of relativity, a brand new notion of time, he imagines many attainable worlds. in a single, time is round, in order that everyone is fated to copy triumphs and screw ups many times. In one other, there's a position the place time stands nonetheless, visited via fans and oldsters clinging to their little ones. In one other, time is a nightingale, occasionally trapped through a bell jar.

Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has encouraged playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters around the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections among technological know-how and artwork, the method of creativity, and finally the fragility of human lifestyles.

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The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

By Ethan Rutherford

The tales in The Peripatetic Coffin and different Stories, a set from Ethan Rutherford, map the extraordinary ways that the area we predict we all know can suddenly demonstrate its darker contours.

In tales which are alternately humorous, persuasive, and compelling, unforgettable characters are faced with, and conflict opposed to, the restrictions in their lives.

Rutherford’s paintings has been chosen through Alice Sebold for inclusion within the quantity of The top American brief Stories that she edited, and likewise released in Ploughshares, One tale, and American brief Fiction.

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Pentacle - A Self Collection

By Tom Piccirilli

PENTACLE collects the vintage stories of an unnamed Necromancer and his demonic favourite "Self" as they wander the spectral highways of the USA incurring the wrath of either heaven and hell.

Praise for PENTACLE:

"I used to be thrilled with the reassurance of his prose and imagery. The stories

abound with startling and emotive incidents." --Charles de Lint, The Magazine

of myth & technological know-how Fiction

"While technically horror fiction, PENTACLE has extra the texture of mythic delusion, with better than lifestyles characters and wonderous occasions. this is often an

odd, unclassifiable and fairly stress-free brief book." --Science Fiction Chronicle

"This is whiplash fiction that takes harmful curves at one hundred fifty m.p.h."

--Deathrealm

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Todos los cuentos (Libros del Tiempo)

By Antonio Pereira

Cuentos, relatos, narraciones breves, las historias de Antonio Pereira, el viajero visionario y vitalista por los vasos comunicantes de l. a. memoria y el sueño. Desde el deslumbramiento juvenil por Rimbaud y l. a. literatura francesa al diálogo amistoso con sus pares, Borges o Cunqueiro. En cada página un huésped conmovedor, los angeles emoción compasiva por los humildes, los angeles sonriente raíz cervantina del elogio de los angeles libertad. Un maestro de los angeles brevedad intensa en los angeles frontera de los géneros, con los angeles delicadeza cómplice de quien entiende l. a. escritura como otra forma civil de los angeles felicidad. Esta es su iluminación tolerante, los angeles desnuda toma de verdad como dejó escrito Vicente Aleixandre refiriéndose a los angeles poética de Pereira. "El humor y los angeles ironía caracterizan l. a. mayoría de unas piezas breves, que saben concentrar su poder en los angeles insinuación, en l. a. sugerencia velada, en las puertas entreabiertas por las que el lector puede mirar o imaginar." Culturamas. "Una literatura que l. a. crítica ha reconocido como imprescindible en los angeles historia del cuento español de las tres últimas décadas del siglo XX" El País. "Todos los cuentos es un regalo para el lector." El Mundo

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Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes: Stories

By Per Petterson

The heartwarming debut that introduced in line with Petterson, the writer of the hugely acclaimed Out Stealing Horses, to prominence

Young Arvid Jansen lives at the outskirts of Oslo. it is the early sixties; his father works in a shoe manufacturing unit and his Danish mom works as a purifier. Arvid has nightmares approximately crocodiles and nonetheless wets his mattress at evening, yet slowly he starts to appreciate the area round him. bright photographs accompany every one new occasion: a photograph of his mom as a tender girl makes him cry as he realizes how time passes, and the black automobile that involves gather his father at the day Arvid's grandfather dies reminds him of the passing of his bullfinch. after which, one morning, his instructor tells his type to hope simply because a nuclear warfare is looming. Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes, according to Petterson's debut, within which he introduces Arvid Jansen to the area, is a fragile portrait of early life in all its complexity, ask yourself, and confusion that may satisfaction fanatics of Out Stealing Horses and new readers alike.

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Nightmare Magazine Issue 5 (February 2013)

In our February 2013 factor, now we have unique fiction from Ted Kosmatka ("Cry Room") and Sarah Langan ("Sacred Cows"), besides reprints through Margo Lanagan ("The Goosle") and Norman Partridge ("Blackbirds").

We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a exhibit on our hide artist, and a function interview with Caitlìn R. Kiernan.

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Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2

By Ray Bradbury

A scintillating selection of tales from the grasp of technological know-how fiction.

Since the start of his profession within the Nineteen Forties, Ray Bradbury has turn into synonymous with nice technology fiction from the pulp comedian books of his early paintings to his diversifications for tv, level and monitor and such a lot particularly for his masterpiece, ‘Fahrenheit 451’.

Bradbury has performed an extraordinary factor; to catch either the preferred and literary mind's eye. inside of those pages the reader could be transported to international and outstanding worlds, turn into transfixed by way of visions of the earlier, current, and destiny and be left humbled and encouraged via one in every of such a lot soaking up and interesting writers of this century, and the last.

This is the second one of 2 volumes supplying some of the best of his brief tales together with 'The rubbish Collector', ‘The Machineries of pleasure’ and ‘The Toynbee Convector’.

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Starwater Strains

By Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe follows his acclaimed all-fantasy brief tale assortment, Innocents Aboard, with a quantity committed essentially to his technological know-how fiction. The twenty-five tales right here amply exhibit his variety, excellence, and mastery of the shape that has generally been the guts of the sector. Their range makes them in a different way most unlikely to represent as a bunch, so a couple of tantalizing samples must suffice:
"Viewpoint" takes at the unreality of so-called "reality" television and imagines this type of convey performed really for actual, with genuine weapons, and a true executive clawing on the funds. Wolfe has enjoyed dinosaurs when you consider that he was once child, and in "Petting Zoo" he imagines the reunion of a guy and an elderly dinosaur who glance again jointly on an afternoon once they have been a lot a lot more youthful, and lots more and plenty freer. "Empires of Foliage and Flower" is a different deal with, an addition to the vintage publication of the recent sunlight sequence first released purely as a restricted version chapbook. the quantity closes with its most modern tale "Golden urban Far." it truly is approximately desires, highschool, and discovering love, which Wolfe says "is approximately nearly as good a recipe for a narrative as i have ever found." you are absolute to agree.

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