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The Day The Leash Gave Way And Other Stories

Author : Trent Zelazny
ISBN : 1515423093
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The Damned Book Of Interviews

Author : Tina Hall
Genre : Fiction
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Thirty-five authors Seventeen Artists Eight Actors and Producers Thirty-Five Musicians and Producers One BIG Damned Book of Interviews compiled by Tina Hall Bill Thompson / Eric Burdon / Johnny Winter / Brian Ray / Rusty Anderson / Bruce Kulick / Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal / Richard Fortus / Sean Spillane / Dan Baird /John “JD” DeServio / Greg LoCascio / Jason Hook / Jim McCarty / Leigh Stephens / Carl Harvey / Stevie D / Vinnie Moore / Paul Allender / Todd Wolfe / Hed P.E / Chad Cherry / Adam Hamilton / Kasey Lansdale / Wes Dolan / Bo Bice / Joshua OKeefe / Poc / Lorraine Lewis / Jann Klose / Joe Deninzon / Jessie Galante / Mike Huberty / Lthrboots / Paul Waters / Courtney Gains / Helene Udy / Reggie Bannister / Andy Milder / Pollyanna McIntosh / Sean Kanan / Damian Maffei / Rick Traum / Jim Davis / Joe Kubert / Adam Kubert / Dan Brereton / Bob Eggleton / Aaron Sowd / Anthony Palumbo / David Palumbo / Louis Harrison / Glenn Chadbourne / Rick Geary / Langdon Foss / Vincent Chong / Shannon Wheeler / Thomas Bonvillain / Justice Howard / Remembering Seth Fisher with Vicki Sheridan /John Gilmore / Carson Gilmore / Ian Ayres / Tim Minear / Joe R. Lansdale / Kasey Lansdale / Keith Lansdale / Jack Ketchum / Terry Brooks / Graham Joyce / Paul Dini / Graham Masterton / William Hjortsberg / James P.Blaylock / Tim Powers / John Connolly / Lewis Shiner / Jane Yolen / Rick Hautala / Elizabeth Massie / Thomas Ligotti / Chet Willamson / Tim Lebbon / Christopher Golden / John Everson / Nancy Holder / Gene Brewer / Kathe Koja / Kealan Patrick Burke / Mark Russell / Trent Zelazny / Dave Simms / Kung and Eot Ramanakajja / Philip Gardiner / A Tribute to Melissa Mia Hall

The Best Horror Of The Year

Author : Ellen Datlow
ISBN : 9781597802499
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Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the Whitechapel Murders; a nude man unexpectedly appears in the backgrounds of film after film; mysterious lights menace the crew of a small plane; a little girl awakens to discover her nightlight--and more--missing; two sisters hunt vampire dogs in the wild hills of Fiji; lovers get more than they bargained for in a decadent discotheque; a college professor holds a classroom mesmerized as he vivisects Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Two.

Song Without End And Other Stories

Author : Neelum Saran Gaur
ISBN : 9788184755466
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In ‘Connectivity’ a retired bureaucrat’s telephone line is accidentally connected to that of a grieving man’s; while a heart surgeon helps his patient across the great abyss in ‘Song without End’. The skilful grooming of a poet is described in ‘A Lane in Lucknow’; and a senile old nawab finds himself a stranger to an altered world in ‘The Taste of Almonds’. In ‘Through the Looking Glass’ a man losing his sight finds he can get to the heart of all the books in his library by an inexplicable miracle; and in ‘Play’ the roles an actor enacts are a source of important life lessons. Song without End and Other Stories is a collection of fifteen captivating short stories by Neelum Saran Gour that amuse and absorb by their lively engagement with people; places and ideas in an unforgettable way. Funny; humane and culturally vibrant; these tales portray characters who are challenged by life and who arrive at their own individual truths.

The Black Rider And Other Stories

Author : Max Brand
ISBN : 0803212631
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A trio of novels and a short story. The title piece is a tale of revenge set in Spanish California, while The Dreams of Macdonald is on a man's obsession with a horse. Both were written in the 1920s.

Night Patrol And Other Stories

Author : Mikhail Kuraev
ISBN : 0822314150
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Presents translations of three novellas, Captain Dikshtein, Night Patrol, and Petra on His Way to the Heavenly Kingdom, by the contemporary Russian screenwriter Kuraev. Though most of his settings are in the 1950s and 1960s, he is highly concerned with the effect of the Stalin era on modern Russia. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Brag Dog And Other Stories

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ISBN : 188510684X
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The Winds Of Marble Arch And Other Stories

Author : Connie Willis
ISBN : 9780575120396
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"Variety is the soul of pleasure," And variety is what this comprehensive new collection of Connie Willis is all about. The stories cover the entire spectrum, from sad to sparkling to terrifying, from classics to hard-to-find treasures with everything in between - orangutans, Egypt, earthworms, roast goose, college professors, mothers-in-law, aliens, secret codes, Secret Santas, tube stations, choir practice, the post office, the green light on Daisy's dock, weddings, divorces, death, and assorted plagues, from scarlet fever to "It's a Wonderful Life." And a dog. Famous for her "sure-hand plotting, unforgettable characters, and top-notch writing," Willis has been called, "the most relentlessly delightful science fiction writer alive," and there are numerous examples here. Among them, Willis's most famous stories - the Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning "Fire Watch" and "Even the Queen" and "The Last of the Winnebagos" - along with undiscovered gems like Willis's heartfelt homage to Jack Williamson, "Nonstop to Portales." Her magical Christmas stories are here, too, from "Newsletter" to "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know..." which last year was made into the TV movie, Snow Wonder, starring Mary Tyler Moore. We've collected stories from throughout Willis's career, from early ones like "Cash Crop" and "Daisy, in the Sun," right up to her newest stories, including the wonderful "The Winds of Marble Arch." There's literally something for everyone here. If you're a diehard Willis fan, you'll be delighted with hard-to-find treasures like the until-now uncollected, "The Soul Selects Her Own Society..." If you've never read Connie Willis, this is your chance to discover "A Letter from the Clearys" and, well, "Chance." To say nothing of, "At the Rialto," the funniest story ever written about quantum physicists. And Willis's chilling, "All My Darling Daughters." And...oh, there are too many great stories here to list and pleasures galore. So enjoy!

The Black Mirror And Other Stories

Author : Franz Rottensteiner
ISBN : 0819568317
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Handsomely equipped with a comprehensive introductory historical essay, editor's notes and selected bibliography, this distinguished anthology is a model of genre research. These previously untranslated stories, published from 1871 onward, offer reading virtually unknown to most American (and many German) readers. Some authors combine scientific and philosophical issues, like Kurd Lasswitz in his witty tale "To the Absolute Zero of Existence: A Story from 2371," while others, as in Erik Simon's 1983 title story, pose psychological puzzles involving alien phenomena. Though the earlier stories in particular demand painstaking reading, all of them repay it with rewarding insights into German and Austrian culture and the many possible uses and misuses of science.

Wolves At The Door And Other Stories

Author : J. A. Jones
ISBN : 9781480967304
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Wolves at the Door and Other Stories by J. A. Jones In the story “Wolves at the Door” Your preacher has been convicted of murder and other felonies earlier in his life and is now working on his fifth wife. This is the situation facing the congregation of one Robert Shackelford who has left a trail of wrecked churches and lives across the United States. We see him in and out of jail, we see his children and wives as they cope with his antisocial personality. His congregation has to choose whether to keep him or show him the door. In the story “Bach’s Chaconne” A tale of a man who in middle life decides to play the violin and one of Bach’s most demanding scores, while his wife has other ideas. She pursues the violin teacher and decides to murder her – but the wife’s plan backfires. In the story “Michael and Penelope” Flashback to the 1960s and see two people in love whose lives are destroyed by drugs and sex; everything about them is intense and it is the intensity that draws them together and apart. In the story “Weatherman” A retired teacher falls into a deep sleep and imagines himself locked away for an armed robbery he didn’t commit. The various dream sequences are their own mini stories. The main character, Kincaid, remains rooted in his absolute certainty that he could not possibly have any connection with the crime. In the story “A Likely Story” A man named Sam attempts suicide, recovers and finds a new life with a new woman, only to lose it on an adventure he couldn’t resist. In the story “Ennui” A man’s boredom leads him to witness crimes that keep him moving from coast to coast for fear of being eliminated. Since the title is “Ennui,” the reader must consider the extent to which the whole story is a fiction made up by Jackson as a desperate response to his utter boredom.

The Boy Scout And Other Stories For Boys

Author : Richard Harding Davis
ISBN : EAN:4064066222918
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"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Bear S Baby And Other Stories

Author : Judith Moffett
ISBN : 9781473222304
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The Bear's Baby and Other Stories gathers together for the first time six standalone tales by award-winning author Judith Moffett. Featuring aliens intent on halting humanity's biosphere-destroying behaviour, an alternate USA under the presidency of Davy Crockett, cross-species telepathic communication, angels, dreaming, and climate change - although not all at once! - this is a collection defined by variety, and admirably demonstrates the broad range of Moffett's skill as a writer. With new introductions to each story from the author, The Bear's Baby and Other Stories contains: The Bear's Baby Chickasaw Slave The Realms of Glory Ten Lights and Darks The Middle of Somewhere Space Ballet

The Fuss About Queens And Other Stories

Author : Darius Cooper
ISBN : 9789384225605
Genre : Short stories, Indic (English)
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The Fuss About Queens and Other Stories, a brilliant collection of short stories by Darius Cooper, delves into disparate universes, including the charming world of the Parsis in Mumbai, caught in a cultural and historical time warp, with the fire temple, the tower of silence, dusty tomes of Dostoevsky, and the British monarch’s portrait in a drawing room, set up with period furniture a truly stunning mosaic. Talking Points: Includes some of the finest short stories by the authorEach story provides a glimpse into the humanistic outlook of the writerEncompasses a variety of socially relevant themes that are close to the writer’s heart

Flowers In The Rain Other Stories

Author : Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN : 9781250032225
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Rosamunde Pilcher... She makes you laugh... She makes you cry... She takes you to a world of hope and romance... And into the lives of people you'll never forget. She's Rosamunde Pilcher, America's most beloved storyteller... And this is her gift to you. Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories brings you short stories from the beloved author.

First Love And Other Stories

Author : Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
ISBN : 0192836897
Genre : Fiction
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This collection brings together six of Turgenev's best-known `long' short stories, in which he turns his skills of psychological observation and black comedy to subjects as diverse as the tyranny of serfdom, love, and revenge on the Russian steppes. These stories all display the elegance andclarity of Turgenev's finest writing.Richard Freeborn was until recently Professor of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.

Evil Water And Other Stories

Author : Ian Watson
ISBN : 9780575114784
Genre : Fiction
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In his fourth short-story collection, Watson again demonstrates the extraordinary scope of his imagination. The title story has ancient witchcraft meeting complacent modern suburbia in a tale of spine-chilling horror, while 'When the Timegate Failed' casts an unexpected light in the dangers of space travel and man's powers of self-delusion. Alien matters of a different kind crop up in 'Windows', in which mysterious artefacts found on Mars prove to be something of a problem for their chic human owners. Evil Water is a highly inventive collection which is a delight to read.

The Stranger At The Palazzo D Oro And Other Stories

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780547345611
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"This is my only story. Now that I am sixty I can tell it." He, the narrator, was a twenty-one-year-old art student traveling the world. She was a countess -- apparently cold, haughty, and inaccessible -- traveling with Haroun, her ambiguous companion. When the young man makes their acquaintance at a hotel in Sicily, he finds himself filled with unexpected lust and playing a part in something he doesn't quite understand. Filled with Theroux's typically effortless but devastating descriptions of people and places, The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro is a brilliant portrayal of aging and decay, a shocking tale of sensuality in a golden age. The thrill and risk of pursuit and desire mark the accompanying stories of the sexual awakening and rites of passage of a Boston boyhood, the ruin of a writer in Africa, and the bewitchment of a retiree in Hawaii. This is Paul Theroux at his most allusive and wise, writing with a deep understanding of the frailties of men and boys.

Poor Love Other Stories

Author : Labriola, Anthony
ISBN : 9781681140230
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These stories, in all their narrative voicings, deal with sorrow and still seek to find life’s joys. Despite conflicts, contradictions, sacrifices, surprises and ironies, the haunted and hunted characters try to comprehend death in detail. In so doing, the human spirit rises up and triumphs against the incomprehensible and bewildering aspects of life, love and death.

Square Persimmon And Other Stories

Author : Takashi Atoda
ISBN : 9781462904839
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Square Persimmon and Other Stories is an introduction to Takashi Atoda—one of Japan's most popular and versatile writers of fiction. Takashi Atocia is a master storyteller. Like the bar madam in "The Glow of Lipstick," he is capable of weaving a tale that captures the reader's attention from beginning to end. His plots deal with ordinary people, yet the emotional impact of each story is unusually strong. His down-to-earth characters inhabit a world that may at first appear familiar, but Atoda can so manipulate a scene that suddenly the reader is wondering whether it is reality or illusion that he is observing. Many stories feature bizarre endings. In these eleven stories, Atoda examines universal themes-first love, lost love, change, fate-through unmistakably Japanese eyes. The dreamlike quality of some stories invites the reader to draw his own conclusions in the denouement. Yet, in each one, Atoda brings to bear his precise style and his own unique vision, by turns mysterious, romantic, darkly humorous, and even bizarre.

The Handsome Monk And Other Stories

Author : Tsering Dondrup
ISBN : 9780231548786
Genre : Fiction
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Tsering Döndrup is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors writing in Tibetan today. In a distinct voice rich in black humor and irony, he describes the lives of Tibetans in contemporary China with wit, empathy, and a passionate sense of justice. The Handsome Monk and Other Stories brings together short stories from across Tsering Döndrup’s career to create a panorama of Tibetan society. With a love for the sparse yet vivid language of traditional Tibetan life, Tsering Döndrup tells tales of hypocritical lamas, crooked officials, violent conflicts, and loyal yaks. His nomad characters find themselves in scenarios that are at once strange and familiar, satirical yet poignant. The stories are set in the fictional county of Tsezhung, where Tsering Döndrup’s characters live their lives against the striking backdrop of Tibet’s natural landscape and go about their daily business to the ever-present rhythms of Tibetan religious life. Tsering Döndrup confronts pressing issues: the corruption of religious institutions; the indignities and injustices of Chinese rule; poverty and social ills such as gambling and alcoholism; and the hardships of a minority group struggling to maintain its identity in the face of overwhelming odds. Ranging in style from playful updates of traditional storytelling techniques to narrative experimentation, Tsering Döndrup’s tales pay tribute to the resilience of Tibetan culture.

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