Category: Short Stories

  • Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives: Stories

    By Brad Watson

    Finalist for the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: "Watson's expertise is singular, really outstanding; [his tales] are infused with an uncanny beauty."―A. M. Homes

    during this, his first number of tales because his celebrated, award-winning Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson takes us even deeper into the riotous, appalling, and mournful oddity of human beings.

    In prose so completely pitched as to indicate a few celestial concord, he writes approximately all types of household discord: unruly or far away young children, alienated spouses, family abuse, loneliness, dying, divorce. In his masterful name novella, a freshly married teenaged couple are visited through an strange pair of inmates from a close-by insane asylum―and discover precisely how mismatched they honestly are.

    With beautiful tenderness, Watson relates the brutality of either nature and human nature. There’s absolute confidence approximately it. Brad Watson writes so well―with such an all-seeing, six-dimensional view of human hopes, inadequacies, and infrequent grace―that he needs to be an extraterrestrial.
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  • Please Don't Be Upset

    By Brandi Wells

    Please Don’t Be disappointed is a set of fifteen completely rendered stories–lists, directions, yearnings, confessions, more–stories approximately imperfect moms and daughters, men and women, unusual tales approximately folded our bodies and stalking deer, tales concerning the small, heartbreaking methods we fail one another, but dangle so tightly.
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  • Tutte le novelle, Volume 3: 1914-1936

    By Luigi Pirandello

    Ogni cosa porta con sé l. a. pena della sua forma, l. a. pena d'esser così e di non poter più essere altrimenti. È appunto in questo il nuovo della sua arte, nel a long way sentire questa pena della forma.
    Candelora
    «Se le novelle di Pirandello troveranno ancora fortuna presso i lettori, sarà consistent with l'esperienza di lettura incredibilmente ricca che esse procurano, in line with l'affollato mondo che schiudono, in keeping with il fitto ordito dei motivi che accolgono e consistent with le innumerevoli sfumature di cui lo colorano.»
    È con tali parole che il curatore Lucio Lugnani presenta questa attesa edizione completa e commentata delle novelle di Pirandello.
    Uno studio che ripercorre e rilegge in chiave moderna l. a. genesi, le fonti di ispirazione, il contesto culturale ed esperienziale di un corpus novellarum di una ricchezza stilistica e tematica senza pari, corredandolo di un apparato di observe critiche e bibliografiche aggiornate ai più recenti studi.
    Da Candelora a Berecche e los angeles guerra, da Il corvo di Mìzzaro a Di sera, un geranio, da C'è qualcuno che journey a Colloqui coi personaggi, questo terzo quantity riunisce seventy five novelle e 10 frammenti che concludono mirabilmente los angeles produzione novellistica di Pirandello.
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  • Limits

    This is a rare mixture of delusion and technology fiction from one of many masters of technology fiction, Larry Niven.

    The tales during this assortment contain a few collaborations with authors reminiscent of Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts), in addition to tales written through Niven himself.

    Contents:

    The Lion in His Attic
    Spirals (with Jerry Pournelle)
    A Teardrop Falls
    Talisman (with Dian Girard)
    Flare Time
    The Locusts (with Steve Barnes)
    Yet one other Modest suggestion: The Roentgen Standard
    Table Manners
    The eco-friendly Marauder
    War Movie
    The genuine Thing
    Limits

    Uploader note: it is a fixed-up unpack (not calibre conversion!) from the probably-retail AZW3 replica.
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  • Timelines: Stories Inspired by H.G. Wells' the Time Machine

    By JW Schnarr

    So I travelled, preventing ever and back, in nice strides of 1000 years or extra, drawn on by way of the secret of the earth's destiny, gazing with an odd fascination the solar develop better and duller within the westward sky, and the lifetime of the previous earth ebb away... those phrases marked the passing of the guy identified in basic terms because the Time traveller as he sailed around the span of Earth's timeline and into its ultimate years. First released in 1895, The Time computer by way of Herbert George (H.G.) Wells is a blueprint for technological know-how fiction and horror that persists to at the present time: beneath the technological know-how and the theories that allure a reader's brain, there's an underlying tale of somebody who struggles with the query that burns within the center of each guy: what does all of it suggest? now could be your likelihood to determine. In an anthology spanning the complete human heritage and achieving a ways into its destiny, witness daring new visions of man's quest to beat the fourth measurement. together with: a guy enters a digital previous and discovers his future...A historian rewriting a brand new heritage will be able to revive the fragmented past...The Time traveller witnesses the top of the universe with a significant other who will not be altogether human...Find out what occurs while Time commute expertise falls into the incorrect hands...A guy indicates simply how a lot harm to the previous a unmarried bullet can do if the objective is the precise one. trying to find nice horror and technological know-how fiction? make a journey via Terror! Wells Unleashed: e-book 2.
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  • Waiting for Orders

    By Eric Ambler

    Eric Ambler is a grasp of narrative and an elder statesman of suspense. He almost created the trendy secret agent tale along with his ground-breaking sequence of pre-WWII novels; A Coffin for Dimitrios and trip into worry are hailed as classics of the shape. watching for Orders is the 1st quantity to assemble Mr. Ambler's shorter works, so much of which date from the interval of his maximum literary triumphs.
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  • White Tiger on Snow Mountain: Stories

    By David Gordon

    Thirteen hilarious, relocating, and fantastically brutal tales via David Gordon, the award-winning writer of Mystery Girl and The Serialist.

    In those humorous, magnificent, and touching tales, Gordon will get on the sizeable stuff—art and faith, literature and insanity, the supernatural, and the darkish fringes of sexuality—in his personal distinct variety, defined via novelist Rivka Galchen as “Dashiell Hammett divided by way of Don DeLillo, to the ability of Dostoyevsky—yet nonetheless natural David Gordon.”

    Gordon's creations comprise ex-gangsters and terrifying writing coaches, web girlfriends and bogus memoirists, Chinatown ghosts, and vampires of Queens. “The Amateur” features a restaurant come across with a bad artist who includes a astounding mystery. within the lengthy, fantastically brutal name tale, a guy numbed via existence reveals himself flirting with and mourning misplaced souls within the purgatory of intercourse chatrooms. the result's either unflinching and hilarious, heartbreaking and life-affirming.


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  • The Traveling Dildo Salesman

    By Kevin L. Donihe

    Ralph used to be a touring dildo salesman. His choice was once significant, and all versions have been stamped MADE IN HEAVEN. lower than the watchful glare of a large eyeball within the sky, Ralph walks door to door promoting dildos. He doesn't recognize why he sells dildos, yet he does recognize that with every one apartment, and every one unusual buyer, he strikes towards fixing the secret of the everlasting dildo curse. A nightmare comedy approximately future, religion, and intercourse toys, The touring Dildo Salesman is one other vintage from Kevin L. Donihe, the Wonderland Award-winning writer of condo of homes and evening of the Assholes. This version additionally positive factors Donihe's such a lot lurid and notorious brief tales: Milky Agitation, Two-Way Santa, The Helen Mower, front room Zombies, and Revenge of the dwelling Masturbation Rag.
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  • Vertical Motion

    Can Xue is a grasp of the dreamscape, crafting tales that inhabit the distance the place myth and truth, the quotidian and the intense, meet. The tales during this notable and lyrical new collection—populated via outdated married undefined, childrens, cats, and nosy associates, the full menagerie of the everyday—reaffirm her recognition as one among China's such a lot leading edge writers.
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