Download E-books The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories PDF

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of darkish and weird tales that go beyond all identified style barriers. jointly those tales shape The Weird, and its practitioners contain the various maximum names in 20th and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The bizarre plunges you into darkish domain names and brings you head to head with surreal monstrosities. you will not locate any elves or wizards here...but you can find the largest, boldest, and downright so much atypical tales from the final hundred years sure jointly within the largest bizarre assortment ever assembled.
The bizarre features one hundred ten tales by way of an all-star forged, from literary legends to overseas bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: together with William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly hyperlink, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

The Weird is the winner of the 2012 global fable Award for top Anthology

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Download E-books Paradis sur mesure PDF

Imaginez un monde uniquement peuplé de femmes, où les hommes ne sont plus qu'une légende... Imaginez un monde où il est interdit de se memento du passé, où les gens n'ont qu'un seul intérêt : le cinéma... Futurs possibles, passés probables... Histoires sous forme de contes, légendes ou fables. Histoires où les horizons nouveaux côtoient les secrets and techniques enfouis. Histoires fantastiques pour frémir, rêver ou sourire.

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Download E-books The Complete Dreamsongs PDF

By George R. R. Martin

Even sooner than A online game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had already verified himself as a huge within the box of myth literature. Now in a single unique book version are either volumes of Dreamsongs, that includes some of the best of Martin's early works. this handy package deal presents a unprecedented deal with for Martin's committed readers, delivering attention-grabbing insights into his trip from a tender author to the number 1 long island instances bestselling strength of nature.

"Dreamsongs is the correct approach to detect . . . a grasp of technology fiction, delusion and horror. . . . Martin is a author like no other."--The dad or mum (U.K.)

Whether writing approximately werewolves, wizards, or outer area, George R. R. Martin is popular for his versatility and expansive expertise, as verified during this stunning two-volume assortment. accumulated in Dreamsongs: quantity I are a few of George R. R. Martin's so much favourite stories, together with Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker award--winning tales, cool fan items, and the unique novella The Ice Dragon. Dreamsongs: quantity II includes acclaimed tales similar to the area fable Award winner "The dermis Trade," in addition to the 1st novella within the Ice and hearth universe, The Hedge Knight--plus early screenplays. that includes a stunning array of topics and types, Dreamsongs is the correct assortment for either Martin devotees and a brand new new release of fans.


"Of those that paintings within the grand epic-fantasy culture, Martin is by way of a ways the easiest. actually . . . this can be pretty much as good a time as any to proclaim him the yank Tolkien."--Time

"Long reside George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled via advanced characters and vibrant language, and bursting with the wild imaginative and prescient of some of the best story tellers."--The long island Times

"I continuously anticipate the simplest from George R. R. Martin, and he regularly delivers."--Robert Jordan

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Download E-books Orange County Noir (Akashic Noir) PDF

By Gary Phillips

Orange County, California, brings to brain the unending summer season of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony purchasing facilities. it is a position the place pilates periods are run like boot camps, genuine property values are mentioned at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on major highway, united states, exist side-by-side with pho outlets and taquerias. Orange County Noir pulls again the veil to bare what lurks in the back of the curtain.

Features brand-new tales by way of: Gordon McAlpine, Susan instantly, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall.

Editor Gary Phillips is the writer of many novels and brief tales. He lives in Southern California.

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Download E-books Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges' "Labyrinths" is a suite of brief tales and essays showcasing one in every of Latin America's such a lot influential and resourceful writers. This "Penguin sleek Classics" variation is edited by means of Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an advent via James E. Irby and a preface by means of Andre Maurois. Jorge Luis Borges used to be a literary spellbinder whose stories of magic, secret and homicide are shot via with deep philosophical paradoxes. This assortment brings jointly lots of his tales, together with the prestigious "Library of Babel", whose limitless cabinets include each e-book that may ever exist, 'Funes the Memorious' the story of a guy fated by no means to omit a unmarried element of his existence, and 'Pierre Menard, writer of the "Quixote"', during which a French poet makes it his life's paintings to create the same replica of "Don Quixote". In later existence, dogged via expanding blindness, Borges used essays and short tantalising parables to discover the enigma of time, id and mind's eye. Playful and hectic, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and completely unique voice. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was once born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and brief tale author, he acquired a variety of awards for his paintings together with the 1961 overseas Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has an inexpensive declare, besides Kafka and Joyce, to be probably the most influential writers of the 20th century. in case you loved "Labyrinths", chances are you'll like Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis and different Stories", additionally to be had in "Penguin sleek Classics". "His is the literature of eternity". (Peter Ackroyd, "The Times"). "One of the towering figures of literature in Spanish". (James Woodall, "Guardian"). "Probably the best twentieth-century writer by no means to win the Nobel Prize". ("Economist").

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Download E-books Cold Comfort: A Novella (Inspector Ian Rutledge) PDF

A brand-new Ian Rutledge e-original novella from Charles Todd, together with a distinct excerpt from the following Rutledge novel, Hunting Shadows, on hand this January.

It’s 1915, and the good warfare is only six months previous. Lieutenant Ian Rutledge has left at the back of his profession at Scotland backyard and is now serving in France. He’s briefly with the sappers—men digging underground tunnels towards the German traces to trigger explosions less than the enemy trenches. In his zone, Rutledge and his males set their fees and get out of the tunnel as speedy as attainable. however the fees don’t burst off. It’s insanity to return down and discover why, yet Rutledge and personal Williams volunteer. They slightly make it again ahead of the tunnel blows up. Rutledge suspects that Welsh miners lower the fuse too lengthy, even supposing they deny it.

Then Williams confides to Rutledge that those similar males, part brothers Taffy Jones and Aaron Lloyd, have attempted ahead of this to kill him. And they’re made up our minds sufficient to chance different men’s lives in addition. Rutledge discovers in the course of a raging conflict that homicide has made its approach to France, and he needs to have the option to end up it.

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Download E-books Amor and Psycho: Stories PDF

By Carolyn Cooke

From the writer of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come 11 tales approximately intercourse and dying, violence and hope, love and insanity, set in an unlimited American panorama that levels from the biggest inner most place of dwelling in long island to the luxurious rain forests and marijuana farms of Northern California.

In “Francis Bacon,” an aspiring author learns crucial classes from an getting older pornographer. In “The Snake,” a stressed Jungian analyst sheds one lifestyles after one other. In “The Boundary,” a muralist falls in love with a boy from the rez. within the surreal “She Bites,” a guy builds an architecturally distinctive doghouse as his spouse slowly transforms. And within the transcendent, three-part name tale, top neighbors face their unusual fates, associated by way of a decision to wrest which means and coherence from lives spiraling uncontrolled.

straight away philosophical and compulsively readable, Amor and Psycho dives into our darkest areas, confronting the absurdity, poetry and brutality of human existence. 

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Download E-books Historias De Cronopios y De Famas PDF

Esta colección de cuentos y viñetas entrañables es una introducción privilegiada al mundo inagotable de uno de los más grandes escritores del siglo XX y un antídoto seguro contra l. a. solemnidad y el aburrimiento.

«El más travieso de sus libros.»
Mario Vargas Llosa

Historias de cronopios y de famas es uno de los libros legendarios de Julio Cortázar. Postulación de una mirada poética capaz de enfrentar las miserias de los angeles rutina y del sentido común, Cortázar toma aquí partido por l. a. imaginación creadora y el humor corrosivo de los surrealistas.

Sin duda alguna, con este libro Cortázar sella un pacto de complicidad definitiva e incondicional con sus lectores.

«Cortázar detectaba lo insólito en lo sólito, lo absurdo en lo lógico, l. a. excepción en los angeles regla y lo prodigioso en lo banal. Nadie dignificó tan literariamente lo previsible, lo convencional y lo pedestre de los angeles vida humana.»
Mario Vargas Llosa

«Cortázar es uno de los mejores escritores argentinos.»
Adolfo Bioy Casares

«Cortázar nos ha dejado una obra tal vez inconclusa pero tan bella e indestructible como su recuerdo.»
Gabriel García Márquez

«Le dio sentido a nuestra modernidad porque los angeles hizo crítica e inclusiva, jamás satisfecha o exclusiva.»
Carlos Fuentes

«De los grandes escritores que he conocido, ninguno, excepto Borges, parecía haber meditado tanto como él sobre el problema de los angeles forma y el estilo. A este aprendido magisterio que se transmite de escritor a escritor, hay que agregar su propio magisterio, lo que le debemos y le deberán las generaciones que lo siguen.»
Abelardo Castillo

«No puede desconocerse l. a. influencia de sus textos en buena parte de los angeles narrativa que después de él se escribió en español.»
José Donoso

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Download E-books The Safety of Objects: Stories PDF

By A. M. Homes

The step forward tale assortment that demonstrated A. M. houses as the most bold writers of her generation

Originally released in 1990 to vast serious acclaim, this striking first selection of tales through A. M. houses confronts the true and the surreal on even phrases to create a tense and infrequently hilarious imaginative and prescient of the yankee dream. integrated listed below are "Adults Alone," during which a pair drops their young ones off at Grandma's and offers themselves over to 10 days of Nintendo, porn movies, and crack; "A actual Doll," during which a girl's blond Barbie doll seduces her teenaged brother; and "Looking for Johnny," during which a abducted boy, having did not meet his abductor's expectancies, is back domestic. those tales, through turns satirical, perverse, unsettling, and completely plausible, disclose the risks of normal lifestyles while their characters remain hidden in the back of the disguises they've got so rigorously created.

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