Category: Short Stories

  • After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar

    By Patricia Bray, Joshua Palmatier

    Technological know-how fiction and myth readers have lengthy proven an affinity for an excellent "bar story". Now a few of today's such a lot creative scriveners have made up our minds to inform their very own tall tales-from an alewife's try and move the gods' curse to Gilgamesh, to Odin's choice to introduce Vikings to the Ur-Bar, from the Holy Roman Emperor's barroom discount, to a demon hunter who could have met his fit within the final magic bar, to a bouncer who discovers you have to by no means permit an individual in after hours in a global terrorized through zombies.

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  • Fresh Blood Old Bones

    By Joe R. Lansdale, Nancy A. Collins, John Everson, Monica O'Rourke, Kasey Lansdale, Juan Pérez, Neal Barrett Jr., Tim Bryant, Sher

    Clean Blood, outdated Bones showcases the paintings of latest and tested writers in horror, myth, and technology fiction (with strange thrown in for sturdy measure). get pleasure from eighteen stories as precise masters of the style (including Joe R. Lansdale, Nancy Collins, and Neal Barrett Jr.) mix their abilities with tales from up-and-comers (including Tim Bryant, Monica J. O'Rourke, John Paul Allen, and so on) during this distinctive and interesting anthology.
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  • In a Glass Darkly

    By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

    This extraordinary choice of tales, first released in 1872, comprises eco-friendly Tea, The popular, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room within the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla. The 5 tales are alleged to be circumstances via Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' health care professional, who's prepared to think about the ghosts either as actual and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's uncertain anxiousness mimics that of the protagonist, and every tale therefore creates that surroundings of puzzle that's the supernatural adventure. This new annotated version comprises an creation, notes at the textual content, and explanatory notes.
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  • The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick (New York Review Books Classics)

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Elizabeth Hardwick was once considered one of America’s nice postwar ladies of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. formerly, even though, her slender yet impressive fulfillment as a author of brief tales has remained mostly hidden, along with her paintings tucked away within the pages of the periodicals—such as Partisan assessment, the recent Yorker, and The ny evaluation of Books—in which it initially seemed. this primary selection of Hardwick’s brief fiction unearths her brilliance as a stylist and as an observer of latest existence. a tender lady returns from long island to her formative years Kentucky domestic and discovers the area of distinction inside of her. A girl’s boyfriend isn't relatively more than enough, his “silvery eyes, gentle and funky, revealing not anything other than natural chance, like a coin in hand.” editor’s lifestyles falls surprisingly to items after she loses either her husband and her activity. person lives and the lifetime of ny, the atmosphere or backdrop for many of those tales, are strikingly and memorably depicted in Hardwick’s attractive and razor-sharp prose.
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  • The Second Book (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

    By Muharem Bazdulj

    The protagonists of The moment Book, are attached vertically and horizontally by means of their struggles. Nietzsche, at the fringe of insanity, spends a couple of mornings considering his sweeping principles and the tiny information of lifestyles via hazes left via "the gluey hands of sleep." In "The scorching Sun's Golden Circle," the pharaoh Amenhotep IV, discoverer of monotheism, embarks on a look for the single precise god of Egypt. Bazdulj's fascinating and humorous "The tale of 2 Brothers" examines the lives of William and Henry James from the shadows of the outdated testomony and the age-old archetype of clash among an eldest brother and the "maladjusted impracticality" of the younger.

    Muharem Bazdulj has damaged from the pack of latest japanese ecu writers prompted by means of innovators comparable to Danilo Kiš, Milan Kundera, and Jorge Luis Borges. using a gentle contact, a bold anti-nationalist tone, and the type of ambition that conjures up not anything lower than a rewriting of Bosnian and Yugoslavian heritage, Bazdulj weaves the imagined realities of background into fiction and fiction into background. to cite one critic, for Bazdulj heritage "is the sum of interpretations whereas mind's eye is the sum of facts."
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  • Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

    By S. T. Joshi

    From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and carefully unique brief tales of horror and the macabre! 

    Taking their thought from works by way of Lovecraft himself, favorite writers comparable to Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Stableford, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Shea, Darrell Schweitzer, Donald R. Burleson, and David J. Schow delve deep into the psyche, increasing on techniques H.P. Lovecraft created and taking them in new instructions.

    The result is tales which are absolutely unique, a few even that includes Lovecraft himself as a character. Black Wings editor S.T. Joshi is the famous authority on all issues Lovecraftian, and is known for his restorations of Lovecraft's unique works. He has assembled a star-studded line-up in a e-book that's essential for each horror library. 

    Pickman's different version - Caitlín R. Kiernan 
    wilderness goals - Donald R. Burleson 
    Engravings - Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. 
    Copping Squid - Michael Shea 
    Passing Spirits - Sam Gafford 
    The Broadsword - Laird Barron 
    Usurped - William Browning Spencer 
    Denker's booklet - Davd J. Schow 
    population of Wraithwood - W.H Pugmire 
    The Dome - Mollie L. Burleson 
    Rotterdam - Nicholas Royle 
    Tempting windfall - Jonathan Thomas 
    Howling in the dead of night - Darrell Schweitzer 
    the reality approximately Pickman - Brian Stableford 
    Tunnells - Philip Haldeman 
    The Correspondence of Cameron Thaddeus Nash - Annotated by way of Ramsey Campbell 
    Violence, baby of belief - Michael Cisco 
    Lesser Demons - Norman Partridge 
    An Eldritch subject - Adam Niswander 
    Substitutions - Michael Marshall Smith 
    Susie - Jason Van Hollander
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  • The Road To The Bazaar

    By Ruskin Bond

    Ruskin Bond not just brings to lifestyles a city in northern India taking pictures the surroundings, the folks, the ambience - but in addition indicates that kids are an identical internationally.
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  • Nightmare Magazine Issue 4 (January 2013)

    In our January 2013 factor, we've unique fiction from Matt Williamson (“On homicide Island”) and Tamsyn Muir (“Chew”), besides reprints via Lucius Shepard (“The Ease With Which We Freed the Beast”) and Lisa Tuttle (“Need”).

    We even have the most recent 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 characteristic interview with acclaimed editor Ellen Datlow.
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  • The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

    By Yann Martel

    Here are 4 unforgettable tales via the writer of lifetime of Pi. Written prior in Martel's profession, those stories show that startling mixture of dazzle and intensity that experience made Yann Martel a global phenomenon.

    Inventive in shape and undying in content material, every one tale is relocating and thought-provoking. A Canadian collage pupil traveling Washington, D.C., reports the Vietnam conflict via an excessive musical come upon. adaptations of a warden's letter to the mum of a guy he has simply completed demonstrate how every one lifestyles is contained in its finish. a tender man's fascination with the mirror-making computer he unearths in his grandmother's attic is juxtaposed with the memories it conjures up from his grandmother. And, within the beautiful identify tale, a tender guy loss of life of AIDS joins his pal in fashioning a narrative of the Roccamatio family members of Helsinki, set opposed to the annual march of the 20 th century.

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