Download E-books The Colour of Kerosene and Other Stories PDF

By Cameron Raynes

In those fourteen tales, Cameron Raynes traverses landscapes of remorse, pleasure and redemption. In a rustic city, a lady plots to wreck her rival with an act steeped in racism. A welfare employee is requested to secret agent on a colleague. And within the award-winning name tale, a taxi motive force accepts a fare he is familiar with he shouldn't: "They headed east, the nude hills of the Geraldton plains, stripped in their bushes a century earlier than, leaning into them on either side because the motor vehicle climbed into the marginal nation. in the back of him, Luke heard the gurgle of fluid sluicing out of a bladder and right into a cup, smelt the candy stink of inexpensive wine. Itoccurred to him that it used to be now not too past due to show back." "Reading the tales in 'Kerosene' will positioned airborne dirt and dust lower than your fingernails. Raynes's imaginative and prescient is hard-edged and infrequently downright brutal but it's studded with empathy, compassion and truth." - Patrick Allington

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Download E-books Ladykiller: Stories PDF

By Charlotte Gill

Ladykiller is the dazzling debut selection of seven clever tales from an exhilarating new voice in Canadian literature. Charlotte Gill is an excellent younger author who's no longer afraid to stare down the reality and disgrace the satan. She conjures compelling tales approximately get away, self-sabotage, and the ability of subconscious hope. a pair plots opposed to a crying child within the house lower than as their dysfunctional dating starts to veer off track. A hot-shot scuba-diving teacher falls for a teenaged woman in a dangerous Lolita-like romance. dual sisters shuttle to unique lands looking for romance in an effort to rescue themselves from their very own darkish, extreme bond. a lady reconnects with the son of her father's mistress, and jointly they start an obsession with the prior. A scientific pupil embarks on an affair with a professor and discovers revolution in disastrous results. An untrue guy takes his female friend to his unwell mother's for Christmas, in basic terms to discover himself on the crossro

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Download E-books Case and the Dreamer: Volume XIII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon PDF

By Theodore Sturgeon

James Blish referred to as him the “finest wide awake artist technological know-how fiction ever produced.” Kurt Vonnegut dependent the recognized personality Kilgore Trout on him. And such luminaries as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Octavia Butler have hailed him as a mentor. Theodore Sturgeon was once either a favored favourite and a writer’s author, carving out a unique position within the literary panorama according to his masterful wordplay, conceptual bold, and narrative force. Sturgeon’s sardonic sensibility and his ability at interweaving vital social matters similar to sex—including homosexual themes—and conflict into his tales are obvious in all of his paintings, despite genre.

Case and the Dreamer displays Sturgeon’s presents at their top. The ebook brings jointly his final tales, written among 1972 and 1983. They contain “The nation of Afterward,” a sexually particular tale Sturgeon were not able to put in writing prior in his occupation, and the identify tale, approximately an stumble upon with a transpatial being that also is a meditation on love. a number of formerly unpublished tales are incorporated, in addition to his ultimate one, “Grizzly,” a poignant tackle the lung disorder that killed him years later. famous critic and anthologist Paul Williams contextualizes Sturgeon as either guy and artist in an illuminating afterword, and the booklet comprises an index to the tales in all 13 volumes.

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Download E-books Paris Is A Bitch -- A Rain/Delilah Short Story (A John Rain Novel) PDF

By Barry Eisler

For many undefined, a quiet dinner for 2 at Auberge de l. a. Reine Blanche at the Ile Saint Louis will be simply the item to gentle out the problems in a romance. yet for beautiful Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire agreement killer John Rain, not anything is ever effortless, and while Rain sees a group of hard-looking males developing open air the eating place, he realizes an individual has been bringing her paintings domestic along with her. Is it successful -- or whatever even worse? by way of killing, enterprise and delight is the main harmful mixture of all.

Includes an essay known as Personal security counsel from murderer John Rain, which incorporates info that would be a minimum of as worthy to civilians because it has been to Rain.

This tale is nearly 8500 phrases -- the an identical of approximately 35 paper pages. it's a brief tale, now not a novel.

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Download E-books Over the Edge PDF

By Harlan Ellison

Over the Edge, a set of twelve brief tales and essays from Harlan Ellison, is a must‑read for any fan of the wild abandon and laser concentration of 1 of the century’s so much really good authors. complicated, beautiful, audacious, sublime—it isn't hyperbole whilst utilized to the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning writer whom the Washington Post calls “one of the good residing American brief tale writers.”

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Download E-books Mitosis: A Reckoners Story (The Reckoners) PDF

By Brandon Sanderson

   Brandon Sanderson, the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time sequence, and writer of the across the world bestselling Mistborn trilogy, offers Mitosis, a quick tale set within the action-packed international of Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity: the Reckoners sequence, completely on hand within the electronic layout. Epics nonetheless plague Newcago, yet David and the Reckoners have vowed to struggle back.

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Download E-books The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

The tales during this assortment have been written often among 1888 and 1897, a time whilst Henry James’s writing used to be fascinated by the artwork of fiction and the placement of the artist in society. The motif and identify tale, ‘The determine within the Carpet’, is an encouraged shaggy dog story, a masterpiece of double-entendre that calls for the reader’s undivided love and a focus and maintains to baffle its critics. additionally incorporated are ‘The writer of Beltraffio’, an soaking up tale of relatives infighting, authorship and tragedy, and ‘The deepest Life’, a lively story that considers the distinction among the artist on my own and at paintings. whereas lots of those tales seem to be tricky Jamesian video games, all hire irony and humour to allegorize inventive creation.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by way of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Ground Zero, Nagasaki: Stories PDF

By Yuichi Seirai

Set in modern Nagasaki, the six brief tales during this assortment draw a chilling portrait of the continued trauma of the detonation of the atomic bomb. whether or not they skilled the destruction of town at once or heard approximately it from survivors, the characters in those stories filter out their soreness and alienation via their Catholic religion, illuminating a facet of jap tradition little recognized within the West. a lot of them are descended from the "hidden Christians" who persevered to perform their faith in mystery through the centuries whilst it used to be outlawed in Japan. Urakami Cathedral, the heart of eastern Christian lifestyles, stood at flooring 0 whilst the bomb fell.

In "Birds," a guy in his sixties displays on his existence as a husband and father. only a child while he used to be came upon crying within the rubble close to floor 0, he doesn't be aware of who his mom and dad have been. His birthday is decided because the day the bomb used to be dropped. In different tales, a lady is haunted via her short affair with a married guy, and the oldsters of a schizophrenic guy fight to return to phrases with the homicide their son devoted. those characters conflict with guilt, disgrace, loss, love, and the boundaries of human figuring out. Ground 0, Nagasaki vividly depicts a urban and folks nonetheless scarred by means of the reminiscence of August nine, 1945.

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Download E-books Screaming Science Fiction: Horrors from Out of Space PDF

By Brian Lumley

Gleefully blending SF, fable, and horror, Screaming technological know-how Fiction is a full-length selection of 9 exciting, chilling, spine-tingling tales by means of horror grasp Brian Lumley (Necroscope), together with "No approach Home," "Snarker's Son," "The unusual Years," and a virtually 20,000 observe novella ("Feasibility Study") showing for the 1st time wherever.

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Download E-books Classics Mutilated: 13 Original Stories PDF

By Joe R. Lansdale, Mike Resnick, John Shirley, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Collins, Thomas Tessier,

Monster Lit meets Remix tradition in IDW's all-new, all-original tale assortment by way of best skills from horror, technological know-how fiction, and darkish myth scenes. IDW's first foray into style prose takes the formulation of "literary classic/historic determine + supernatural element" and drives a stake via its middle with fourteen brand-new tales, all written particularly for this assortment, that remodel the so-called Monster Lit stream in methods the mainstream may well by no means think. impressive characters contain Huck Finn, Capt. Ahab, Billy the child, Emily Dickensen, Jim Morrison, Edgar Alan Poe, and Albert Einstein, with contributions through John Shirley, Nancy Collins, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Thomas Tessier, Marc Laidlaw, and Rio Youers, whereas a masterful new novella through Joe Lansdale anchors the gathering.

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