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A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters

By Kerrie L. Hughes

Brilliant, unique sci-fi and fable tales that includes courageous and ambitious heroines

13 city and paranormal stories of robust girls, armed with guns they aren't afraid to take advantage of, in addition to fists and toes of fury, who face monsters and undesirable guys-and should not above rescuing males within the procedure.

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Unicorn Variations

By Roger Zelazny

First version. later via a ebook membership version. number of brief works comprises an advent by means of the writer and: A Hand around the Galaxy (1967); a good yr . . . (1979); and that i purely Am Escaped to inform Thee (1981); Angel, darkish Angel (1967); yet now not the bring in (1965); Dismal Light(1968); Exeunt Omnes (1980); fireplace and/or Ice (1980); cross Starless within the evening (1979); house is the Hangman[Nemo] (1975); My woman of the Diodes (1970); Recital (1981); a few technological know-how Fiction Parameters: A Biased View (1975, essay); The strength That in the course of the Circuit Drives the present (1976); The George company (1980); The Horses of Lir (1981); The final of the Wild Ones[Sam Murdock] (1981); The bare Matador (1981); The evening Has 999 Eyes (1964); The components which are simply Glimpsed: 3 Reflexes (1978, essay); Unicorn edition (1981); Walpurgisnacht (1981).

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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions

By Neil Gaiman

In the deft palms of Neil Gaiman, magic isn't any mere phantasm . . . and something is feasible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's mind's eye and ultimate artistry remodel a secular global right into a position of negative wonders—where an previous lady can buy the Holy Grail at a thrift shop, the place assassins market it their companies within the telephone book lower than "Pest Control," and the place a nervous younger boy needs to barter for his existence with a mean-spirited troll dwelling underneath a bridge through the railroad tracks. discover a brand new truth, obscured through smoke and darkness but brilliantly tangible, during this impressive selection of brief works by way of a grasp prestidigitator. it is going to dazzle your senses, contact your center, and hang-out your dreams.

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The Werewolf Megapack: 22 Classic and Modern Tales of Shape-Shifters!

The Werewolf Megapack collects 22 vintage and glossy stories of shape-shifters (and not only wolves!)

About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of book anthologies has proved to be one in all our hottest endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally supply them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we retain getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a bunch attempt. every person at Wildside works on them. This comprises John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and lots of of Wildside’s authors… who usually recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

• “Leopard,” via Jay Lake, initially seemed in Jim Baen’s Universe, Vol. four, No. 1
• “Gabriel-Ernest,” by means of Saki (H. H. Munro), is reprinted from Reginald in Russia (1910)
• “Sympathy for Wolves,” by means of John Gregory Betancourt, initially seemed in Horrors! 365 frightening tales, 1998
• “The Drone,” through Abraham Merritt, initially seemed in fable journal, September 1934
• “The Were-Wolf,” through Clemence Housman, initially seemed in 1896
• “And Bob’s Your Uncle,” by means of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, initially seemed in complete Moon urban, 2010
• “The Mark of the Beast,” through Rudyard Kipling, is reprinted from Life’s Handicap (1915)
• “Dumpster Diving,” through Nina Kiriki Hoffman, initially seemed in Werewolves, 1995
• “The Werewolf,” via Eugene box, is reprinted from moment booklet of stories (1911)
• “The Wolf,” by way of man de Maupassant, is reprinted from unique brief tales, vol. four (1890)
• “Wolves of Darkness,” via Jack Williamson, initially seemed in unusual stories of puzzle and Terror, January 1932
• “The guy Who was once become a Crow,” through P’u Sung-ling, initially seemed in unusual tales from a chinese language Studio (circa 1740) (the model utilized in this version has been edited and up-to-date from a public area translation via John Betancourt specially for this edition)
• “Hugues, the Wer-Wolf,” through Sutherland Menzies, used to be initially released in 1838
• “The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains,” by means of Frederick Marryat, is an taken from The Phantom send (1839)
• “The She-Wolf,” by way of Saki (H. H. Munro), is taken from Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914)
• “Morraha,” through Joseph Jacobs, is taken from extra Celtic Fairy stories (1895)
• “The different facet: A Breton Legend,” via Eric Stenbock, initially seemed in 1893
• “The White Wolf of Kostopchin,” via Sir Gilbert Campbell, initially seemed in Wild and peculiar stories of mind's eye and secret (1889)
• “The Wolf Leader,” by way of Alexandre Dumas, initially seemed during this translation in 1904
• “The Hunter’s Moon,” through Michael McCarty and Terrie Leigh Relf, 2013
• “Werewolf of the Sahara,” via G. G. Pendarves, initially seemed in bizarre stories in August-September, 1936
• “Evil Forces,” through Gary Lovisi, 2013

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Fantasy Gone Wrong

Everyone is familiar with that heroes may still triumph, dragons may be slain, and maidens will be rescued. yet what if issues do not move based on plan?

listed here are sixteen enjoyable stories of magic long gone awry - from an writer whose unicorn protagonist takes regulate of the tale to an individual who can pay attention nutrients conversing with unusual occasions and astounding effects in between.

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My Last Duchess and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Robert Browning

The Victorian poet Robert Browning (1812 –1889) may be such a lot in demand at the present time for his encouraged improvement of the dramatic monologue. during this compelling poetic shape, he sought to bare his matters' actual natures of their personal, usually self-justifying, bills in their lives and affairs. a few those brilliant monologues, together with the famed "Fra Lippo Lippi," "How It moves a Contemporary," and "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church," are integrated during this number of forty-two poems.
Here, too, are the recognized "My final Duchess," dramatic lyrics equivalent to "Memorabilia" and "Love one of the Ruins," and recognized shorter works: "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," "Home-Thoughts, from Abroad," "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister," and extra. jointly those poems demonstrate Browning's infrequent presents as either a lyric poet and a monologist of infrequent mental perception and dramatic flair.

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The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 1 (Apex World of Speculative Fiction)

By Lavie Tidhar

The Apex ebook of global SF edited by way of Lavie Tidhar, positive factors award-winning technological know-how fiction and delusion brief tales from Asia, japanese Europe and worldwide.

The international of speculative fiction is expansive; it covers a couple of state, one continent, one tradition. accumulated listed below are 16 tales penned via authors from Thailand, the Philippines, China, Israel, Pakistan, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, and different nations around the globe. each tells a story breathtakingly gigantic and sundry, even if stuck within the ghosts of the earlier or entangled in a postmodern age.

Among the spirits, know-how, and deep recesses of the human brain, tales abound. Kites sail to the celebrities, know-how transcends physics, and wheels cry out within the evening. thoughts come and pass like fading echoes and a educate incorporates its passengers via greater than basic house and time. darkish and vibrant, appealing and haunting, the tales herein signify speculative fiction from a sampling of the best authors from round the world.

Table of Contents:

S.P. Somtow(Thailand) — “The fowl Catcher”

Jetse de Vries(Netherlands) — “Transcendence Express”

Guy Hasson (Israel) — “The Levantine Experiments”

Han tune (China) — “The Wheel of Samsara”

Kaaron Warren (Australia/Fiji) — “Ghost Jail”

Yang Ping (China) — “Wizard World”

Dean Francis Alfar (Philippines) — “L’Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)”

Nir Yaniv (Israel) — “Cinderers”

Jamil Nasir (Palestine) — “The Allah Stairs”

Tunku Halim (Malaysia) — “Biggest Baddest Bomoh”

Aliette de Bodard (France) — “The misplaced Xuyan Bride”

Kristin Mandigma (Philippines) — “Excerpt from a Letter by way of a Social-realist Aswang”

Aleksandar Žiljak (Croatia) — “An night within the urban Coffehouse, With Lydia on My Mind”

Anil Menon (India) — “Into the Night”

Mélanie Fazi (France, translated via Christopher Priest) — “Elegy”

Zoran Živković (Serbia, translated through Alice Copple-Tošić)—“Compartments”

(Note: electronic variation doesn't comprise the Zoran Živković's story)

Cover paintings and layout by means of Sarah Anne Langton.

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Lights, Camera...Travel! 1ed - Anglais

By Don George

Lonely Planet: The world's prime shuttle consultant publisher*

Since the traditional Greeks, actor's were society's storytellers. And ever on the grounds that Hollywood first left the backlot, those storytellers were touring to far-flung corners of the area to inform these stories. We determined to invite one of the most broadly traveled humans within the movie to sit and let us know their very own tales - own, inspiring, humorous, embarrassing and human reviews from their time at the road.

Lights, digital camera ... Travel! comprises 33 tales from display stars together with Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields, Rolf de Heer, Paul Cox, Neil LaBute, Richard E supply, Sandra Bernhard and Bruce Beresford. Edited via Andrew McCarthy and Don George

About Lonely Planet: began in 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's prime shuttle consultant writer with guidebooks to each vacation spot on this planet, in addition to an award-winning web site, a set of cellular and electronic trip items, and a devoted traveler neighborhood. Lonely Planet's project is to allow curious visitors to event the area and to actually get to the guts of the areas the place they travel.

TripAdvisor visitors' selection Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in favourite shuttle consultant category

'Lonely Planet publications are, readily, like no other.' - manhattan Times

'Lonely Planet. it is on everyone's bookshelves; it truly is in each traveller's palms. it is on cell phones. it truly is on the net. it truly is all over the place, and it really is telling complete generations of individuals the way to commute the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 on the earth marketplace percentage - resource: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, united kingdom and united states. March 2012-January 2013

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Brave New Worlds (Dystopian Stories)

By John Joseph Adams

You are being watched.

Your each stream is being tracked, your each note recorded. Your wife should be an informer, your kids might be listening at your door, your ally could be a member of the key police. you're by myself between hundreds of thousands, between nice crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the unswerving. productiveness hasn't ever been larger, the media blares, and the military is ever effective. One unsuitable circulate, one slip-up, and you'll end up disappeared -- swallowed up through a mammoth paperwork, vanished right into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, convey trials, and mystery prisons from which nobody ever escapes. Welcome to the realm of the dystopia, a global of presidency and society long gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong.

What occurs whilst civilization invades and dictates each point of your lifestyles? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian mind's eye has been an essential and gripping cautionary strength. Brave New Worlds collects the easiest stories of totalitarian threat via a few of modern day so much visionary writers, together with Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula okay. Le Guin.

When the govt wields its energy opposed to its personal humans, each citizen turns into an enemy of the kingdom. Will you struggle the procedure, or be floor to dirt underneath the boot of tyranny?

Skyhorse Publishing, lower than our evening color and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a wide diversity of titles for readers attracted to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time shuttle, tough SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city fable, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each identify we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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