Siege 13: Stories

By Tamas Dobozy

Built round the occasions of the Soviet Budapest Offensive on the finish of global battle II and its lengthy shadow, the tales in Siege 13 are packed with wit, irony, and darkish humor. In a chain of associated tales that exchange among the siege itself and a latest neighborhood of Hungarian émigrés who locate safe haven within the West, Dobozy makes use of a marginally of deadpan humor and a deep feel of humanity to extoll the horrors and absurdity of normal humans stuck within the crosshairs of brutal clash and its silent aftermath.

Observing the makes use of and mis-uses of background, and their impression on participants and neighborhood, Dobozy examines the usually blurry line among correct and incorrect, portraying an international within which one man’s betrayal is one other man’s survival, and within which universal electorate are stuck among the pincers of aggressors, resulting in activities immediately deplorable, difficult, and heroic. Dobozy's tales function characters, "lost perpetually within the labyrinth outfitted at the skinny border among thoughts and truth, previous and current, phrases and silence. Like Nabokov, Tamas Dobozy combines the easiest parts of eu and American storytelling, making a fictional international of his own." (David Albahari, writer of Gotz and Meyer)

Show description

Read more

Demonology: Stories

By Rick Moody

Rick Moody's novels have earned him a name as a "breathtaking" author (The big apple instances) and "a author of tremendous presents" (The San Francisco Examiner). His extraordinary brief tales have led either the recent Yorker and Harpers to unmarried him out as probably the most unique and popular voices in a generation.
those tales are considerable evidence of Rick Moody's grace as a stylist and a shaper of inside lives. He writes with equivalent strength concerning the blithe energies of adlescent ("Boys") and the rueful onset of heart age ("Hawaiian Night"), approximately Midwestern optimists ("Double Zero") and West coast strategists ("Baggage Carousel"), approximately visionary excitement ("Forecast from the Retail Desk") and delusional catharsis ("Surplus price Books: Catalog quantity 13.") The incredible identify tale, which has already been reprinted in 4 varied anthologies, is a masterpiece of remembrance and thwarted love.
Full of deep feeling and stunningly appealing language, the tales in Demonology supply the private pleasures that fiction can manage to pay for.

Show description

Read more

Please Don't Be Upset

By Brandi Wells

Please Don’t Be disillusioned 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 in regards to the small, heartbreaking methods we fail one another, but hold so tightly.

Show description

Read more

The Palace Thief: Stories

By Ethan Canin

“Extraordinary for its craft and emotional impact . . . [Ethan Canin is] a author of large expertise and charm.”
The Washington Post

“Character is destiny,” wrote Heraclitus–and during this number of 4 unforgettable tales, we meet humans suffering to appreciate themselves and the unforeseen turns their lives have taken. In “Accountant,” a essential corporation guy turns into captivated with the exceptional luck of a reckless early life buddy. “Batorsag and Szerelem” tells the tale of a boy’s fascination with the mysterious lifestyles and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In “City of damaged Hearts,” a divorced father attempts to fathom the styles of contemporary relationships. And in “The Palace Thief,” a historical past instructor at an specific boarding tuition displays at the vicissitudes of an entire life reference to a pupil scoundrel. A amazing success through one in all America’s best writers, this fabulous quantity finds the moments of perception that light up daily lives.

“Captivating . . . a heartening tribute to the shape . . . a fantastic performance.”
The Boston Sunday Globe

“A version of wit, knowledge, and empathy. Chekhov might have favored its frank renderings and quirky ironies.”
Chicago Tribune

Show description

Read more

The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher

By Andrzej Sapkowski

The New York Times bestselling sequence that encouraged the overseas hit game: The Witcher

Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A crafty sorcerer. A cruel murderer.

And a cold-blooded killer.

His sole function: to ruin the monsters that plague the realm.

But no longer every thing monstrous-looking is evil and never every little thing reasonable is sweet. . . and in each fairy story there's a grain of fact.

For fanatics of the game and the uninitiated alike, The final Wish is the hole bankruptcy of The Witcher series.

The Witcher sequence
The final Wish
The Sword of future
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire
The illness and different tales: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)

Show description

Read more

Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories (Science and Fiction)

By Brad Aiken

Like many fields of technological know-how, the way forward for drugs is usually anticipated via the technology fiction writers of this present day, a great deal as a lot of today’s clinical advances have been presaged by means of technological know-how fiction tales of the earlier.

In this e-book, health practitioner and technological know-how fiction writer Brad Aiken conveys his personal speculations approximately our clinical destiny via 9 hugely interesting and thought-provoking brief tales. Touching upon a good number of subject matters, together with yet now not constrained to telemedicine and distant surgical procedure, vaccination ideas opposed to unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to therapy illnesses and retard getting old, bionics, cloning and euthanasia, we get a glimpse of what could be looking ahead to humanity.

Yet, in those tales it's consistently the protagonists, people in the end, who stay on the heart degree, no longer the recent applied sciences. this offers the fictitious fabric with a distinct mixture of technological know-how fiction and social fable. It additionally warns us to be cautious of the pitfalls of an excessive amount of reliance on dehumanizing know-how and to ensure it is still our helper, no longer our grasp.

Last yet now not least, an intensive clinical essay investigates the interaction among technology fiction and either previous and present advances in clinical sciences and know-how, making the hyperlink to the fictitious fabric within the booklet in addition to to the appropriate clinical literature.

Brad Aiken is the scientific Director for Rehabilitation at Baptist medical institution in Miami, Florida. He has released numerous clinical articles, and has offered to either expert and non-professional teams on various subject matters. Dr. Aiken has got various technology awards, together with the military technological know-how Award, in addition to awards from the military, the Air strength and NASA. He started writing technology fiction whereas in university at Boston collage, and released his first ebook, Starscape: The Silver Bullet, in 2000. His most up-to-date publication, Zone of the 10th Degree, was once released in August 2012. His brief tales have seemed in Analog technology Fiction and truth, Padwolf offers, and the vampire anthology New Blood.

Show description

Read more

Stars and Gods

By Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling writer of such vintage technological know-how fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's street. one in every of his prior collections, N-Space, used to be lauded by means of the Houston Post as "Outstanding . . . hours of entertainment," whereas Publishers Weekly known as it "A needs to for technology fiction fans." A follow-up quantity, Playgrounds of the Mind, was once praised by means of Kirkus Reviews as "Grand Entertainment."
 
Niven returns with the sequel to his most recent collection, Scatterbrain, which gathers an both enticing collection of Niven's most modern paintings, multi function fascinating quantity. listed here are selection excerpts from his latest novels, together with Ringworld's Child, in addition to brief tales, non-fiction, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence. Stars and Gods roams all over the place a wide selection of interesting themes, from house stations to traditional etiquette.
Give your self a deal with, and be at liberty to select the mind of 1 of modern science fiction's such a lot attention-grabbing thinkers.

Show description

Read more

Thorn In My Side

By Karin Slaughter

It will possibly were simply any evening, they usually can have simply been any brothers--but it wasn't, they usually weren't. The scene is an Atlanta bar. The tune is loud and the dance ground is packed. The handsome brother selections up a woman. but if darkish deeds happen out within the car parking zone, what occurs subsequent can merely be defined in phrases: classic Slaughter. From the hole scene to the final line, Thorn in My aspect is as depraved because it is entertaining--an unforgettable piece of writing from essentially the most liked storytellers operating at the present time.

Show description

Read more