Paingod and Other Delusions

By Harlan Ellison

Robert Heinlein says, ?This ebook is uncooked corn liquor ? you have to serve a whiskbroom with every one shot so the client can brush the sawdust off after he will get up from the floor.? maybe a mooring cable may also be extra as helpful apparatus for analyzing those 8 superb tales: They not just knock you down?they increase you to the celebrities. ardour is the keynote as you stumble upon the Harlequin and his nemesis, the scary Tictockman, in a single of the main reprinted and greatly taught tales within the English language; a pyretic who creates hearth simply via prepared it; the final health professional in an international of robotic physicians; a spaceship full of hideous mutants rejected by means of the realm that gave them beginning. Touching and delicate and stunning tales from an incomparable grasp of most unlikely desires and troubling truths.

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Other Earths

Eleven unique tales concerning the diverse paths our global might've taken...

trade historical past explores the numerous attainable instructions our global may well stick to if convinced key occasions did not ensue in any respect or have been replaced in a few an important means. Is our Earth the single Earth, our truth the one one who exists? Or are there many parallel worlds and societies, a few similar to ours, a few slightly recognizable?

What if...
Lincoln had by no means develop into president, and the Civil warfare had by no means taken place?
Columbus by no means came across the US, and the Inca built a tremendous, technologically complicated empire?
Magic used to be actual and a half-faery queen governed England?
Hitler and Germany gained the struggle simply because the USA by no means acquired involved?
the various world's religions have been completely commercialized, their temples run like casinos, religions deisgned in simple terms for profit?
An writer stumbled on a ebook written by means of another model of himself?

those are only many of the attainable pathways so you might take to discover the Other Earths which may be ready only one occasion away...
This anthology comprises tales by:
Robert Charles Wilson — Jeff Vandermeer — Stephen Baxter
Theodora Goss — Lizz Williams — Gene Wolfe
Greg Van Eekhout — Alastair Reynolds — Paul Park
Lucius Shepard — Benjamin Rosenbaum

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The Dog MEGAPACK ®: 25 Curly Canine Tales, Old and New

Nearly all people likes canine, even those that favor cats as pets. So it is not wonderful that writers have committed loads of verbiage certainly to explain their ongoing love affair with the canines breed. you will find herein all types of stories concentrating on canine: technological know-how fiction tales, mysteries, horror stories, westerns, memoirs, funny money owed, and first-person doggie narratives. There are recognized items through writers similar to Jack London, James Oliver Curwood, Washington Irving, Saki, E. C. Tubb, John Gregory Betancourt, Robert Hood, and Jack Dann--and tales through authors who're particularly unknown today.

Here are twenty-five fabulous stories of canine and their interactions with people, plus 5 bonus poems:

"The name of the Wild," by means of Jack London

"My good friend Bobby," by way of Alan E. Nourse

"Neb," by way of Robert Reginald

"My Friend," via nameless [poem]

"Kerfol," through Edith Wharton

"The Monster," through S. M. Tenneshaw

"Tinker," through E. Nesbit

"Phantom Dogs," by way of Elliott O'Donnell

"The canine of Hannoie," by means of E. C. Tubb

"Warlock," by means of Gordon Stables [poem]

"Spaniel and Newfoundland Dogs," by way of Edward Jesse

"A puppy of Flanders," by means of Ouida

"Guard Dog," by means of Robert Hood

"Rip Van Winkle," through Washington Irving

"Stories of puppy Sagacity," by means of W. H. G. Kingston

"The most sensible Friend," through Meribah Philbrick Abbott [poem]

"Grab a Knife and retailer a Life," via Mark E. Burgess

"Kazan," through James Oliver Curwood

"Mercy's Reward," through Sir Edwin Arnold [poem]

"Snap: the tale of a Bull-Terrier," through Ernest Thompson Seton

"Dogs Questing," through John Gregory Betancourt

"The Widow's Dog," through Mary Russell Mitford

"The Beast of Space," through F. E. Hardart

"Oil of Dog," by means of Ambrose Bierce

"Spirit Dog," through Jack Dann

"Little Doggerel," by means of Robert Reginald [poem]

"A Pilgrim," by means of Robert W. Chambers

"The Open Window," by means of Saki

"Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," by means of O. Henry

"The Sound of the Barkervilles," through Robert Reginald.

And make sure you seek this e-book shop for "Wildside Megapack" to work out extra volumes within the sequence, together with extra animal tales (like Cats), plus mysteries, event tales, westerns, ghost tales, technology fiction -- and masses, a lot more!

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New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird

  • For greater than eighty years H.P. Lovecraft has encouraged writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His subject matters of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by means of the alien, and the horrors of heritage — written with a pervasive surroundings of unexplainable dread — stay not just plausible motifs, yet are extra appropriate than ever as we discover the mysteries of a universe during which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic switch is overwhelming it.
  • In the 1st decade of the twenty-first century the easiest supernatural writers not imitate Lovecraft, yet they're profoundly inspired by way of the style and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: the new Weird provides the superior of this new Lovecraftian fiction — weird and wonderful, refined, atmospheric, metaphysical, mental, jam-packed with unfamiliar beings and stranger characters — eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.

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Screw the Universe

By Stephen Schwegler, Eirik Gumeny

House, the optimistically now not copyrighted ultimate frontier.

Out there's a universe teeming with new and unusual existence, with technological know-how and possibly magic and wonderment. And available in the market, in that inky black void, is a spaceship whose staff truthfully couldn't provide a crap.

Welcome to the Zdravo. domestic to a group extra inquisitive about getting ice cream than with saving the galaxy, below the command of a federation that supplies promotions in line with filthy acts played in the back of merely sometimes closed doorways, and captained via a guy whose purely aim in lifestyles is to bone as many lifeforms as he can, a captain who actually desires to screw the universe.

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9 Tales of Space and Time

The Idealists by means of John W. Campbell, Jr.
Shock Treatment by means of J. Francis McComas
Man of Parts through H. L. Gold
The nice Devon Mystery through Raymond J. Healy
Balaam by means of Anthony Boucher
Genius of the Species through Reginald Bretnor
Compound B via David Harold Fink
The bird or the Egghead by way of Frank Fenton
Overture through Kris Neville

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What Remains and Other Stories

By Christa Wolf

What Remains collects Christa Wolf's brief fiction, from early paintings within the sixties to the generally debated name tale, first released in Germany in 1990. Addressing a variety of issues, from sexual politics to the character of reminiscence, those robust and sometimes very own tales supply a desirable advent to Wolf's work.
What continues to be and different Stories . . . is apparent and farsighted. The 8 heartfelt tales within the publication convey why she has been revered as a major writer considering the fact that her 1968 novel, The Quest for Christa T. . . . Wolf makes use of her personal stories and observations to create common issues concerning the controls upon human freedom.--Herbert Mitgang, New York Times
Christa Wolf has set herself not anything under the duty of exploring what it's to be a unsleeping individual alive in a second of history.--Mary Gordon, New York instances ebook Review
The simultaneous ebook of those volumes bargains readers the following a beneficiant sampling of the quick fiction, speeches and essays that Wolf has produced during the last 3 decades.--Mark Harman, Boston Globe

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By George R. R. Martin


A exciting number of twenty-one unique tales via an all-star record of contributors—including a brand new A online game of Thrones tale by way of George R. R. Martin!
If you’re partial to fiction that's greater than simply black and white, this most up-to-date tale assortment from number one New York Times bestselling writer George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is stuffed with sophisticated colors of grey. Twenty-one all-original tales, by means of an all-star record of participants, will pride and astonish you in equivalent degree with their crafty twists and impressive reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself bargains a brand-new A online game of Thrones story chronicling one of many greatest rogues within the complete historical past of Ice and Fire.
stick to besides the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, in addition to different masters of literary sleight-of-hand, during this rogues gallery of reports that may plunder your heart—and but go away you the entire richer for it.
Featuring all-new tales by
Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
And an advent through George R. R. Martin!

Praise for Rogues
“Not a unmarried undesirable tale within the bunch . . . The desk of contents by myself will make lovers from all style aisles salivate.”Library Journal

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Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure

By Wendy Maltz

In 1997, intercourse therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz, writer of the Sexual therapeutic trip and coauthor of non-public options, compiled Passionate Hearts, an anthology of "poems that encourage and rejoice fit sexual intimacy; poems within which middle connection used to be on the center of the sexual experience." In Intimate Kisses, Maltz follows at the good fortune of Passionate Hearts with a brand new anthology of poetry that keeps her party of fit sexuality and, within the technique, turns up the heat.

Intimate Kisses revels in what can be life’s maximum secret, via a few of richest, such a lot celebrated poetry ever written. integrated during this anthology are 121 poems by way of such poets as Marge Piercy, Emily Dickenson, Jelaluddin Rumi, Nikki Giovanni, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz, Molly Peacock, Dorianne Laux, Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Galway Kinnell, and W.S. Merwin, in addition to dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.

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