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Download E-books The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

During this impressive number of Stefan Zweig's brief tales some of the best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp statement, figuring out and shiny empathy. starting from love and loss of life to religion restored and wish regained, those tales current a grasp at paintings, on the best of his shape. completely paced and brimming with ardour, those twenty-two stories from a grasp storyteller of the 20th Century are translated by means of the award-winning Anthea Bell.

Deluxe, clothbound version.

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Download E-books A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories PDF

By Ray Bradbury

With his disarmingly easy type and intricate mind's eye, Ray Bradbury has seized the minds of yank readers for decades.This assortment showcases thirty-two of Bradbury's most renowned stories during which he lays naked the depths of the human soul. The exciting identify tale, A Sound of Thunder, tells of a hunter despatched on safari -- sixty million years some time past. yet all it takes is one incorrect step within the prehistoric jungle to stamp out the lifetime of a fragile and risk free butterfly -- and probably whatever else a lot in the direction of domestic ...

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Download E-books Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century PDF

Explosive and provocative battles fought around the obstacles of time and space--and at the frontiers of the human mind.

Science fiction's best have yielded this definitive assortment that includes tales of struggle, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. those are eventualities few have ever dared to consider, they usually include:

¸  "Superiority": Arthur C. Clarke offers an intergalactic warfare during which one side's personal complicated weaponry may very well bring about its final defeat.
¸  "Dragonrider": A story of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, within which magic information the scales of survival.
¸  "Second Variety": Philip ok. Dick, writer of the quick tale that turned the motion picture Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror along with his publish apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of the future.
¸  "The evening of the Vampyres": A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions starts off a countdown to catastrophe in George R. R. Martin's gripping drama.
¸  "Hero": Joe Haldeman's brief tale that resulted in his vintage of interstellar strive against, The eternally War.
¸  "Ender's Game": the fast tale that gave start to Orson Scott Card's masterpiece of army technological know-how fiction.
. . . in addition to tales from Poul Anderson o Gregory Benford o C. J. Cherryh o David Drake o Cordwainer Smith o Harry Turtledove o and Walter John Williams

Guaranteed to spark the mind's eye and thrill the soul, those 13 technological know-how fiction gem stones forged a stark gentle on our goals and our darkest fears--truly among the best stories of the twentieth century.

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Download E-books This Close: Stories PDF

By Jessica Francis Kane

This Close, a swish, relocating new assortment via the writer of The Report

*An NPR and Flavorwire Best e-book of the yr *

How shut do we come to like, luck, happiness, forgiveness?

An older lady, annoyed along with her filthy rich younger neighbor's backyard "improvements," deals a nook of her garden to a Croatian immigrant who wishes a vegetable backyard. a contemporary university graduate dwelling in long island urban unearths himself in a surprisingly entangled friendship together with his dry cleanser and her son. A daughter accompanies her father to Israel, the place, seeing a brand new facet of him clear of her mom, she makes an strange bargain.

Through 13 tales, a few stand-alone, others woven with associated characters, Kane questions the tensions among friendship and neighborliness, domestic and shuttle, family members and ambition. In writing packed with wit and humor and impressive poignancy, she deftly unearths the standard styles that, over the years, can swerve a lifestyles off course.

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Download E-books Last Stories and Other Stories PDF

By William T Vollmann

Supernaturally tinged tales from William T. Vollmann, writer of the nationwide publication Award winner Europe Central
 
In this awesome new paintings of fiction, his first in 9 years, celebrated writer William T. Vollmann bargains a set of ghost tales associated by means of subject matters of affection, dying, and the erotic.
 
A Bohemian farmer’s useless spouse returns to him, and their love endures, yet at a ugly cost. A geisha prolongs her existence by way of becoming a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted via the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their tale, and his personal wartime tragedy, slip clear of him. A demise American romances the ghost of his highschool sweetheart whereas a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of historic heroes.
 
Are ghosts thoughts, fantasies, or monsters? Is there lifestyles in demise? Vollmann has continually operated within the shadowy borderland among different types, and those eerie stories, even though far-flung their settings, all specialize in the makes an attempt of the residing to prevent, keep watch over, or maybe seduce loss of life. Vollmann’s tales will shipping readers to a fantastical international the place love and lust make whatever attainable.

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Download E-books Here Comes Civilization: The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume 2 PDF

By William Tenn

Includes the remainder of Tenn’s brief fiction (not integrated in quantity 1), the novel “Of males and Monsters,” the essay “The Fiction in technological know-how Fiction,” and a number of other different lengthy items. creation via Robert Silverberg. Afterword by way of George Zebrowski. Dustjacket paintings by means of Rolf Mohr.

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Download E-books Different Seasons: Four Novellas PDF

By Stephen King

A “hypnotic” (The ny instances booklet Review) number of 4 novellas from Stephen King sure jointly through the altering of seasons, each one taking over the subject of a trip with strikingly diversified tones and characters.

“The wondrous clarity of his paintings, in addition to the moment feel of verbal exchange together with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteller that he is,” hailed the Houston Chronicle approximately Different Seasons.

This gripping assortment starts with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” during which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks an odd and startling revenge—the foundation for the simplest photograph Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption. subsequent is “Apt Pupil,” the foundation for the movie of an analogous identify approximately best highschool scholar Todd Bowden and his obsession with the darkish and lethal previous of an older guy on the town. In “The Body,” 4 rambunctious younger boys plunge throughout the façade of a small city and are available face-to-face with existence, demise, and intimations in their personal mortality. This novella grew to become the motion picture Stand by way of Me. eventually, a disgraced girl is decided to conquer dying in “The respiring Method.”

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Download E-books Dangerous Pleasures: A Decade of Stories PDF

By Patrick Gale

A number of Patrick Gale’s so much extraordinary items of brief fiction.

The matters listed below are wide-ranging and numerous: curious formative years loyalties, long-hidden thoughts, newly found joys, startling secrets and techniques, dislocated relationships, overwhelming, exciting passions.

In prose that is shiny and clean, Patrick Gale explores the sophisticated obstacles that shift among the glorious and shockingly actual. With attribute perception, wit and with consummate ease, he attracts the reader into lives either widely used and weird, revealing a global that shines with chances and should by no means fail to delight.

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Download E-books Rascals in Paradise PDF

By James A. Michener

In an exhilarating number of nonfiction experience tales, James A. Michener returns to the main magnificent position in the world: the islands that encouraged Tales of the South Pacific. Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers pictures of ten scandalous women and men, a few notorious and a few neglected, together with Sam Comstock, a mutinous sailor whose delusions of grandeur grew to become a nightmare; Will Mariner, a golden-haired early life who used his allure to win over his captors; and William Bligh, the infamous HMS Bounty captain who won't were the monster historical past recalls him as. From lifelong buccaneers to lapsed noblemen, in Michener and Day’s able fingers those rogues develop into the stuff of legend.
 
Praise for Rascals in Paradise
 
“The most sensible booklet approximately these far-scattered islands that has seemed in many years . . . a portfolio of infrequent and ruthless personalities that's calculated to make the curliest hair stand immediately on end.”The big apple Times
 
“[Combines] learn and scholarship (A. Grove Day used to be a professor on the collage of Hawaii) with a present for spinning a yarn and depicting personality (Michener, journalist and novelist, wishes no introduction).”Kirkus Reviews

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume One) PDF

By Caitlin R. Kiernan

Caitlin R. Kiernan's brief fiction used to be first released in 1995. Over the intervening decade and a part, she has confirmed not just certainly one of darkish myth and technology fiction's such a lot prolific and flexible authors, yet, to cite Ramsey Campbell, "One of the main entire writers within the box, and extremely almost certainly the main lyrical." S. T. Joshi has written, "Kiernan's witchery of phrases creates a enchanting influence that we have not noticeable because the days of Lovecraft and Bradbury."

Two Worlds and In among: the simplest of Caitl'n R. Kiernan (Volume One) offers a beautiful retrospective of the 1st ten years of her paintings, a compilation of greater than 200 thousand phrases of brief fiction, together with lots of her so much acclaimed tales, in addition to many of the author's own favorites, numerous formerly uncollected, hard-to-find items, and her sf novella, The Dry Salvages, and a unprecedented collaboration with Poppy Z. Brite. Destined to develop into the definitive examine the early improvement of Kiernan's paintings, Worlds and In among is a needs to for lovers and creditors alike, in addition to an remarkable creation to an writer who, over the process her occupation, has earned the compliment of such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Charles De Lint, and Clive Barker.

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