Download E-books Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy PDF

By Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin

Fable fanatics, have fun! Seven years after author and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing historical past with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of unique brief novels through the various maximum writers in myth fiction, the long-awaited moment quantity is the following. Legends II alternatives up the place its illustrious predecessor left off. the entire bestselling writers represented in Legends II go back to the exact universe of the mind's eye that its writer has made well-known in the course of the international. even if set prior to or after occasions already acknowledged in other places, no matter if that includes cherished characters or compelling new creations, those masterful brief novels are either enthralling stand-alones—perfect introductions to the paintings in their authors—and essential additions to the epics on which they're dependent. past any doubt, Legends II is the fable occasion of the season.

ROBIN HOBB returns to the area of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a strong story during which exiles despatched to colonize the Cursed shorelines locate themselves sinking into an intoxicating yet lethal dream . . . or is it a memory?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN maintains the adventures of Dunk, a tender hedge knight, and his strange squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,” set a iteration ahead of the occasions in A music of Ice and Fire.
ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a story of Alvin Maker and the strong Mississippi, that includes a few ne’er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.”
DIANE GABALDON turns to a major personality from her Outlander saga—Lord John Grey—in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural mystery set within the early days of the Seven Years War.
ROBERT SILVERBERG spins a captivating story of Majipoor’s early history—and distant future—as visible in the course of the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unforeseen future in “The ebook of Changes.”
TAD WILLIAMS explores the unusual afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in “The Happiest useless Boy within the World.”
ANNE McCAFFREY shines a mild into the main mysterious and wondrous of all locations on Pern within the heartwarming “Beyond Between.”
RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the nice battles of the Riftwar to the tale of 1 soldier, a tender guy approximately to embark at the journey of his existence, in “The Messenger.”
ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the destiny of its final defenders in “Threshold,” set on the finish of the 3rd Age of her Symphony of a while series.
NEIL GAIMAN supplies us a glimpse into what befalls the fellow known as Shadow after the occasions of his Hugo Award–winning novel American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.”
TERRY BROOKS provides a thrilling epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” the story of Jair Ohmsford’s determined quest to accomplish the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed simply with the magic of phantasm.

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Download E-books In the Jaws of Life and Other Stories (Writings from an Unbound Europe) PDF

By Michael Henry Heim

This is often the 1st American e-book of 3 works through one in every of jap Europe's most unusual and creative writers. Dubravka Ugresic's within the Jaws of existence and different tales collects brief novels and a bunch of brief tales grounded in truth and expert by way of fancy. The name novel, Steffie Speck within the Jaws of existence, charts the lifetime of a typist for a lonely hearts column. Laid out like a stitching trend, with directions, diagrams, and valuable tricks within the margin, it juxtaposes the cliches and trite suggestion of stereotypical women's magazines and pop culture with the real melancholy of the marginalized heroine. the fast tales accrued in existence is a Fairy story (Metaterxies) draw at the author's educational history to supply wickedly humorous parodies and droll pastiches of such writers as Daniil Kharms and Gogol. even if depicting the nameless lives of small characters in giant towns or rewriting nice works from a quite irreverent viewpoint, Ugresic is clean, interesting, and continually dazzling.

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Download E-books Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 PDF

The Nebula Awards exhibit volumes were released each year given that 1966, reprinting the successful and nominated tales within the Nebula Awards, voted on by means of the participants of the technology Fiction & delusion Writers of America(R). The editor chosen by means of SFWA's anthology committee (chaired by means of Mike Resnick) is two-time Nebula winner, Catherine Asaro. This year's quantity comprises tales and excerpts by way of Connie Willis, Jo Walton, Kij Johnson, Geoff Ryman, John Clute, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Ferrett Steinmetz, Ken Liu, Nancy Fulda, Delia Sherman, Amal El-Mohtar, C. S. E. Cooney, David Goldman, Katherine Sparrow, E. Lily Yu, and Brad R. Torgersen.

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Download E-books Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology PDF

Sisters of the Revolution gathers a hugely curated number of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fable, horror, and extra) selected by means of essentially the most revered editorial groups in speculative literature this present day, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. together with tales from the Seventies to the current day, the gathering seeks to extend the dialog approximately feminism whereas enticing the reader in a wealth of resourceful rules. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing strength of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers bold examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. darkish, satirical tales reminiscent of Eileen Gunn’s “Stable recommendations for center administration” and the hectic horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly answer” show the charged depth at paintings within the box. together with new, rising voices corresponding to Nnedi Okorafor and that includes foreign contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and plenty of extra, this assortment seeks to extend the tips of either modern fiction and feminism to new fronts. relocating from the glorious to the futuristic, refined to surreal, those tales will galvanize innovations and feelings approximately feminism like no different booklet on hand at the present time. different members contain Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Eleanor Arnason, Hiromi Goto, Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, package Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Pamela Sargent, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula okay. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.

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Download E-books The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 PDF

Maxim Jakubowski has once more compiled a blockbuster selection of the year's most eminent brief crime fiction released within the united kingdom. His objective is usually to provide the full breadth of crime, secret and mystery writing, from mild tales of detection to perplexing old labyrinths filled with devious characters and sharp social remark approximately our imperfect society in a few savage, and infrequently frightening tales.

Last 12 months observed a 5th Crime Writers organization brief tale Dagger award for the sequence - for 'Homework' by means of Phil Lovesey, whose paintings good points back during this year's assortment.

There is a brand new tale through Ann Cleeves, whose fictional sleuth Vera Stanhope has created this type of buzz in ITV prime-time drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.

Making their debut in Best British Crime are many validated names corresponding to Reginald Hill, R. J. Ellory, John Lawton and Stuart Neville. additionally represented are writers akin to L. C. Tyler, Chris Ewan, Ian Ayris, Col Bury, Matt Hilton and Christine Poulson, a few of whom have already made a reputation for themselves, whereas others are in the beginning of highly promising careers.

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Download E-books The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse PDF

'You have darkish eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is staggering in its richness and diversity. This anthology covers the 2 nice flowerings of Spanish verse: the 1st, which lasted to the tip of the 17th century, and moment, from the mid-nineteenth century during the Spanish Civil battle, to the current. This 3rd variation has been revised to symbolize extra absolutely the poetry of resistance that emerged through the Franco years, giving more room to older poets reminiscent of Jorge Guillén and the nice survivor of the Lorca new release and Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre, in addition to a few extra modern poets who've cast a brand new period in Spanish poetry. This variation additionally comprises an advent discussing the historical past and international value of Spanish poetry. 'No physique of lyrical poetry is so heavily under-estimated by way of British readers because the Spanish' - J. M. Cohen. This e-book is translated and edited with an advent by means of J. M. Cohen.

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Download E-books Year's Best SF 8 PDF

Retail ePub of this every year technological know-how Fiction brief tale collection edited through David G. Hartwell

The most sensible technology fiction brief tales of 2002 and 2003, chosen through David G. Hartwell, some of the most revered editors within the field.

The brief tale is likely one of the such a lot vivid and intriguing components in technological know-how fiction at the present time. it's the place the new new authors emerge and the place the liked giants of the sphere proceed to publish.

Now, development at the good fortune of the 1st seven volumes, Eos will once more current a suite of the simplest tales of the 12 months in mass industry layout. the following, accrued by means of David G. Hartwell, some of the most revered editors within the box, are tales with visions of the next day and the day past, of the unusual and the favourite, of the unknown and the unknowable.

With tales from the very best and brightest names in technology fiction, the Year's most sensible SF eight and SF9 is an necessary advisor for each technological know-how fiction fan.

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Download E-books The First Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales PDF

Retail ePub of this sequence which has seven 25-story packs (#3 has 26 for a few cause) to this date published considering that 2011. Not published annually.

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Hours of serious analyzing look ahead to, with stories from the various twentieth century's most famous technology fiction authors, listed below are 25 technological know-how fiction tales (plus an advantage short-short):

UNKNOWN issues, by means of Reginald Bretnor

CAPTIVES OF THE FLAME, via Samuel R. Delany

EXPEDITER, through Mack Reynolds

ONE-SHOT, via James Blish

SHIPWRECK within the SKY, by means of Eando Binder

ZEN, by way of Jerome Bixby

LANCELOT BIGGS chefs A PIRATE, via Nelson Bond

SENTIMENT, INC., by means of Poul Anderson

THE ISSAHAR ARTIFACTS, by means of J. F. Bone

THE subsequent LOGICAL STEP, by means of Ben Bova

YEAR OF the large THAW, by means of Marion Zimmer Bradley

EARTHMEN BEARING presents, via Fredric Brown

HAPPY finishing, by way of Fredric Brown and Mack Reynolds

LIGHTER THAN you're thinking that, by way of Nelson Bond

RIYA'S FOUNDLING, through Algis Budrys

ACCIDENTAL dying, by way of Peter Baily

AND the entire EARTH A GRAVE, by way of C. C. MacApp

DEAD RINGER, by means of Lester del Rey

THE CRYSTAL CRYPT, through Philip okay. Dick

THE JUPITER WEAPON, by means of Charles L. Fontenay

THE guy WHO HATED MARS, by means of Randall Garrett

NAVY DAY, by means of Harry Harrison

THE JUDAS VALLEY, by way of Robert Silverberg & Randall Garrett

NATIVE SON, by means of T. D. Hamm

JUBILEE, through Richard A. Lupoff

FINAL name, by means of John Gregory Betancourt

And don't overlook to take a look at all of the different volumes within the Megapack sequence! seek on "Wildside Megapack" during this book shop to determine the whole list...covering extra technology fiction volumes, plus experience tales, army, delusion, ghost tales, westerns, and lots more and plenty extra!

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Download E-books The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps PDF

By Otto Penzler

The largest, the boldest, the main finished selection of Pulp writing ever assembled.


Weighing in at over one thousand pages, containing over forty-seven tales and novels, this ebook is gigantic child, greater and extra robust than a freight train—a bullet couldn’t go through it. listed here are the simplest tales and each significant author who ever seemed in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and extra. those are the vintage stories that created the style and gave start to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose appears are as deadly as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts the place conversations are only preludes to homicide. this is often crime fiction at its gritty best.




• 3 tales by means of Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Dashiell Hammett.

• whole novels from Carroll John Daly, the fellow who invented the hard-boiled detective, and Fredrick Nebel,

one of the masters of the form.

• A by no means ahead of released Dashiell Hammett story.

• each different significant pulp author of the time, together with Paul Cain, Steve Fisher, James M. Cain, Horace McCoy, and many

many extra of whom you’ve most likely by no means heard.

• 3 lethal sections–The Crimefighters, The Villains, and Dames–with 3 unstoppable introductions by means of Harlan Coben,

Harlan Ellison, and Laura Lippman




• lots of purposes for homicide, them all good.

• a child so smart–he’ll die of it.

• A soft-hearted personal loan shark’s legman learning–the challenging way–never to shop for an odd blonde a hamburger.

• The uncanny “Moon guy” and his mad-money victims.

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Download E-books Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 PDF

The most up-to-date quantity of the distinguished anthology sequence, released each year throughout six decades!

The Nebula Awards exhibit volumes were released every year seeing that 1966, reprinting the successful and nominated tales within the Nebula Awards, voted on via the individuals of the technology Fiction & fable Writers of the US® . The editor chosen through SFWA's anthology committee (chaired via Mike Resnick) is American delusion author Kij Johnson, writer of 3 novels and affiliate director of the heart for the learn of technology Fiction on the college of Kansas. 

This year's Nebula winners, and anticipated members, are Kim Stanley Robinson, Nancy Kress, Andy Duncan, and Aliette de Bodard, with E.C. Myers profitable the Andre Norton Award for younger grownup technological know-how Fiction and delusion ebook.

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