Short Stories

Download E-books Alas, Babylon PDF

By Pat Frank

"Alas, Babylon." these fateful phrases heralded the tip. whilst a nuclear holocaust ravages the USA, one thousand years of civilization are stripped away in a single day, and thousands and thousands of individuals are killed immediately. yet for one small city in Florida, miraculously spared, the fight is simply starting, as women and men of all backgrounds subscribe to jointly to confront the darkness.

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Download E-books Tequila Sunrises over Georgia (a Novella) PDF

By Yara Greathouse

Gia chooses to fill her lifestyles with paintings rather than love. because the most sensible domestic dressmaker in her company, she is ready to deal with whatever… until eventually she meets Carter. He owns the corporate that used to be employed for renovations and he's taking a truly hands-on method of every thing. unexpectedly Gia unearths herself having a pipe dream approximately Carter demonstrating his hands-on talents together with her… One evening, after a couple of beverages, their forthcoming appeal takes over and an contract is made: they are going to be every one other’s sexual convenience and not anything extra for the size of this undertaking. Will they have the capacity to hold their association with out issues? Or will or not it's too challenging to assert see you later?

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Download E-books The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction's Finest Voices PDF

By Ellen Datlow

“Ellen Datlow is the queen of anthology editors in America.”
–Peter Straub

With unique tales by means of Jeffrey Ford, Pat Cadigan, Elizabeth undergo, Margo Lanagan, and others

From Del Rey Books and award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, of the main revered names in technological know-how fiction and myth, comes a suite of fifteen all-new brief tales, plus a technology fiction novella, that can count number as a digital “best of the 12 months” anthology. right here you'll find slyly twisted trade histories, fractured fairy stories, topical technology fiction, and edgy city delusion.

In “Daltharee,” international fable Award-winning writer Jeffrey Ford spins a chilling story of a urban in a bottle–and the demented genius who placed it there. In “Sonny Liston Takes the Fall,” John W. Campbell Award-winning writer Elizabeth undergo pens a poignant and eerie requiem for the heavyweight perpetually linked to his debatable loss to Cassius Clay. From scorching new author Margo Lanagan comes “The Goosle,” a dismal, stunning tackle Hansel and Gretel. within the novella “Prisoners of the Action,” Paul MccAuley and Kim Newman make a journey down a rabbit gap that results in a Guantanamo-like criminal whose inmates aren't simply unlawful yet extraterrestrial.

Many of the writers you’ll realize. Others you'll now not. yet something is sure: those stars of this day and the next day to come display that the sector of speculative fiction is not just alive and well–it’s greater than ever.

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Download E-books Pink Icing and Other Stories PDF

By Pamela Mordecai

Pamela Mordecai attracts delicately certain photos of lifestyles in Jamaica and different islands, with occasional journeys to Canada. Her characters communicate with the cadences of the Caribbean and do something about the common reviews of beginning and loss of life, pleasure and betrayal.

Mordecai turns a pointy ear to the nuances of daily speech, exposing the currents underneath the calm external and generating complicated stories that may problem and entertain her readers.

Pamela Mordecai used to be born in Jamaica and wrote her first poem on the age of 9. She has released over thirty books. She has a different curiosity within the writing of Caribbean ladies. She lives in Toronto along with her husband, Martin.

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Download E-books The Mammoth Book of Steampunk PDF

By Sean Wallace

An anthology targeting more moderen components of steampunk, one that deconstructs the staples of the style and expands on them, instead of easily repeating them, with a better unfold either when it comes to situation and character. 

This is steampunk with a contemporary, post-colonial sensibility. participants comprise: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlin Kiernan Paul Di Filippo, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and plenty of more

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Download E-books Protected (Book Five): Alpha Billionaire Romance Series PDF

By Shauna Lexington

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Introducing booklet 5 of safe, a sizzling and attractive five half sequence via romance writer Shauna Lexington…

One could imagine that every little thing used to be going correct for Vera Underwood as a junior at MIT. whereas her educational occupation is astounding, her own existence haunts her each day. Trapped in an abusive dating with soccer famous person Todd Bryan, she feels held again from pursuing her desires. that's until eventually she will get a cellphone name that adjustments her lifestyles ceaselessly.

Powerful billionaire Milton Wallace provides Vera with an internship chance that she easily can't flip down. there's just one problem…the internship is in Silicon Valley and her possessive boyfriend will do every little thing in his strength to avoid her from going.

Lured in via the dream of a higher lifestyles, Vera accepts the internship yet fears that the not easy Mr. Wallace should be an excessive amount of for her to handle.

Rich, good-looking, and seductive, Milton Wallace is used to getting what he desires. attracted to Vera’s reliable woman demeanor and curvacious physique, he's made up our minds to dominate her with pleasure…and pain.

But it sounds as if certainly one of his staff will get to her first. it kind of feels his dating with Vera might crash and burn prior to it even starts.

Follow alongside on their exciting, suspenseful, steamy trip and spot how the tale unfolds.

*A scorching and horny alpha billionaire romance, ideal for fanatics of Cassie go, J.S. Scott, Kelly Favour, Hannah Ford, and E L James*

**All books during this sequence are novella size romance tales with a assured HEA!**

WARNING: This booklet comprises mature issues and language. meant for 18+ readers only.

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Download E-books The Model Millionaire: Stories (Harper Perennial Classic Stories) PDF

By Oscar Wilde

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an staggering quantity of labor, genius, and controversy into brief many years, generating masterworks in each literary style. this option comprises just about all of his brief tales, together with "The Canterville Ghost," "The Fisherman and his Soul," and "The extraordinary Rocket."

along THE version MILLIONAIRE, Harper Perennial will submit the quick fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Stephen Crane to be packaged in a fantastically designed, boldly colourful boxset within the target to draw modern fanatics of brief fiction to those respected masters of the shape. additionally, in every one of those decisions will seem a narrative from one of many new collections being released within the "Summer of the fast Story." a narrative from Simon Van Booy's approaching assortment, LOVE starts IN wintry weather, could be published in the back of this quantity.

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Download E-books Letters to Thomas Pynchon and other stories PDF

By Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton’s fictions learn like highbrow fisticuffs: bruising yet with greater than a slightly of moustache wax. twiddling with notions of possession and plagiarism, Letters to Thomas Pynchon is a set of early tales and new works. starting with an unmailed letter to Thomas Pynchon, Eaton extra riffs on literary historical past with occasional aspect journeys into vague — most likely pretend — background, misplaced cinemas, and NASA’s music list. With a feeling of gravity and humor, Letters to Thomas Pynchon proves that originality is typically an artist’s hardest sparring accomplice.

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Download E-books Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman PDF

By Neil Gaiman, Maria Dahvana Headley

Unnatural Creatures is a set of brief tales in regards to the fantastical issues that exist simply in our minds—collected and brought by means of liked New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman.
 
The 16 tales accumulated through Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, variety from the whimsical to the terrifying. the mystical creatures diversity from werewolves to sunbirds to beings by no means earlier than labeled. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and different literary luminaries give a contribution to the anthology.
 
Sales of Unnatural Creatures gain 826DC, a nonprofit association devoted to helping scholars of their artistic and expository writing, and to aiding lecturers motivate their scholars to write.

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Download E-books Picture Perfect PDF

By Emily C. Reynolds

Specialist photographer Lily Caswell has one objective in mind—opening her personal images studio in her captivating New England city. Too many months of operating unusual jobs has taken its toll, and Lily is set to earn the coveted studio house within the center of the downtown district. With the aid of her neighbors and aid of her church neighborhood, Lily units out to make her desires of photograph ideal come real.

Micah Wyland is used to taking punches—just now not within the ordinary means. He returns to his place of origin with the goal of beginning his personal martial arts studio, yet placing his previous at the back of him proves tougher than expected whilst Lily Caswell comes again into his lifestyles.

When they get thrown jointly for swing dance classes, romance heats up on—and off—the dance flooring. As Lily will get to grasp Micah, she believes he is replaced. yet forgetting the earlier isn't really effortless, specially while she discovers they have either set their attractions at the comparable piece of genuine property. And a dismal mystery from Micah's earlier is instantly catching up . . .

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