The Girl on the Glider

By Brian Keene

From Brian Keene's web site (9/22/2010): "The woman at the Glider is my twist at the conventional ghost tale - a meta-fictional mash-up of M.R. James and Hunter S. Thompson. even though i do not often deal with my paintings after i have complete writing it, i am happy with this one. I in truth imagine it is the smartest thing i have ever written. i'm hoping that you're going to, too."

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Spellbound

By Nora Roberts

Leave it to number-one bestselling writer Nora Roberts to spin a story that blurs the bounds among truth and myth, modern day mishaps and historical curses, obsession and timeless ardour. She’ll have you ever cheering for romance to win the day as a guy and lady observe simply how deep their bond lies—and how a few goals are supposed to be…

whereas on a much-needed holiday in eire, world-famous photographer Calin Farrell is bewitched via the ravishingly attractive Bryna Torrence, no matter if he refuses to think within the spell that has introduced them together—and may damage them both…

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The Duel (The Art of the Novella)

By Anton Chekhov

About This Book

"Hate you!" Laevsky stated quietly, respiring seriously. "I've hated you an extended time!"

This new translation of the literary masterpiece— which mixes a stunning romance with excessive suspense— is the following awarded for the 1st time as a stand-alone volume.

One of Chekhov’s most vital long works, this outstanding tale supplies a startling twist to his vintage, ongoing research of bourgeois romance whilst he units it on a collision path with a decaying, Czarist concept of honor. It leads to the last word Chekhovian commentary: that destiny is usually ludicrous.

This Is An improved eBook

This publication comprises Illuminations—additional illustrated fabric that extend the realm of Kleist’s novella via textual content and illustrations—at no extra charge. 

"Illuminations" comprises writings by way of Mikhail Lermontov - Ivan Goncharov - Alexander Pushkin - Herbert Spencer - Friedrich Nietzsche - Jack London - Thomas Paine - Francis Bacon - Charles McKay – And a advisor to the sport of vint.
 
Full-color illustrations contain: William Hogarth - James Joseph Tissot - Jan Steen - The Shahnameh and more.
 
additionally Included: “Against The Duel: Writing In Protest of Dueling

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Grimoire of the Lamb: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella

From the writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes a rollicking, all-new urban-fantasy event that includes Atticus O'Sullivan. Atticus has a historical past of messing with the gods, and during this unique novella, he will need to outfox a deity at her personal lethal cat-and-mouse game.

When he is not vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, 2,000-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan are available in the back of the counter of 3rd Eye Books and Herbs in modern day Tempe, Arizona, actually minding his personal enterprise. but if an evil sorcerer - and novice shoplifter - snatches an old Egyptian tome of black magic, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus isn't really sheepish approximately pursuing him to the ends of the earth...or at the very least to the Land of the Pharaohs.

Unfortunately Atticus already has enemies in Egypt - together with cat goddess Bast, who wishes her personal e-book of mischief again from the Druid. within the streets of Cairo, she sends a tom cat phalanx after Atticus and his Irish wolfhound, Oberon. With fur nonetheless flying, Atticus needs to find the sorcerer's mystery lair - the place he'll face killer crocodiles, spooky sarcophagi, and an old evil Egyptian who is made up our minds to reserve the sacrificial lamb designated this night.

Includes an advantage recording of the fast tale "Clan Rathskellar"!

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What Was Mine: Stories

By Ann Beattie

A suite of brief fiction, twelve works in all, together with never-before-published novellas. listed below are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic memories and surprising epiphanies--a notable and relocating college of latest lives.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact (December 2010)

Released because 1930, Analog technology Fiction and truth is among the so much enduring and well known magazines of technological know-how fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on reasonable tales that replicate excessive criteria of clinical accuracy, mind's eye, and energetic articles approximately present examine at the frontiers of genuine technology. A recurrent subject matter in either fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human influence of technology and expertise.
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The December factor back deals an strange mixture of a narrative and a heavily linked truth article. the tale is Shane Tourtellotte’s “The guy from Downstream,” a couple of time visitor who does what he does for an strange cause, after which faces an unforeseen problem approximately what to do subsequent. the very fact article is Tourtellotte’s “Tips for the funds Time-Traveler,” which takes a quantitative examine a number of the very sensible difficulties the sort of traveller could necessarily face.
Also a number of tales which are elements of sequence —Christopher L. Bennett’s “Home Is the place the Hub Is,” and Brian C. Coad’s “A Placebo Effect,” during which long-suffering patent lawyer Wally Mason is briefly coaxed out of retirement—as good as a few that aren’t. a type of, H. G. Stratmann’s “Primum Non Nocere,” may perhaps simply be thought of a seasonal detailed, in a sneaky type of way—though it could possibly even be thought of numerous different issues, too.

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A Bohemian Youth (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

By Michael Henry Heim

Winner, 1998 PEN heart united states West Award for Translation

Josef Hirsal's experimental novel is a Dada-like romp during the lifetime of a tender guy born right into a Bohemian peasant family members. instructed in 5 elements, A Bohemian Youth starts with a observe to the clever, strikes directly to the textual content, maintains with notes and with notes to the notice, and ends with a word at the notes to the notes.

More than simply a tongue-in-cheek parody of a literary memoir, A Bohemian Youth is a glimpse of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic as visible in the course of the eyes of a tender peasant from the provinces. Abounding in intimate details--the manners of a servant lady, the conduct of the city gay, the sounds of renowned track; the way in which humans devour in wartime--Hirsal's novel is a wrenching and hilarious story of a tender man's emotional and sexual awakening.

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Asimov's Science Fiction (January 2013)

NOVELETTES

They Shall Salt the Earth With Seeds of Glass via Alaya sunrise Johnson
Over There by means of Will McIntosh
The Legend of Troop thirteen by means of equipment Reed
Hotel through Suzanne Palmer

SHORT STORIES

The family members Rocket by means of James Van Pelt
Mithridates, He Died previous by means of Nancy Kress

POETRY

Bikini Snow through Robert Borski
Just one other Day within the Burbs through G. O. Clark

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial: Poet of Mars via Sheila Williams
Reflections: The Raft of The Medusa by means of Robert Silverberg

Next factor
On Books by way of Paul Di Filippo
Twenty-Seventh Annual Readers’ Award
2012 Index
The SF traditional Calendar via Erwin S. Strauss

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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (August 2012)

Released considering 1941, Ellery Queen's secret journal is America's oldest and so much celebrated crime-fiction book. "The most sensible secret journal on this planet, bar none," states Stephen King. Featured in its pages are brief tales via the world's prime writers of suspense. the total diversity of the style is roofed, from the comfy to the hardboiled, the historic to the contemporary-including police procedurals, P.I. tales, mental suspense, locked-room and impossible-crime stories, classical whodunits, and concrete noir. EQMM tales comprise rankings of winners of the Edgar, Agatha, Shamus, Anthony, Derringer, Macavity, Barry, Arthur Ellis, and Robert L. Fish awards. Ellery Queen's secret journal is domestic to many bestselling authors, together with Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Hogan, Jan Burke, Lawrence Block, and Marcia Muller.

In this factor Joyce Carol Oates’s tale of the unforeseen assembly among a pupil and a well-respected professor on the graduation ceremonies of a prestigious collage presents the right segue to summer season and this issue’s exciting holiday interpreting (see “Hey Dad”).

Through the lengthy sizzling days of this year’s summer season, the financial system will most likely stay on many people’s minds. And as Tore Boeckmann’s Passport tale “The Crime in the back of the Fortune” exhibits, money—at least on the planet of mystery-fiction—isn’t usually come by means of with no hardship or suspicion. of this month’s tales characteristic characters who're slightly scraping by means of: the under-achieving protagonist of Melodie Johnson Howe’s “Losing It” and the small-town nuclear family of J.L. Stirckland’s funny division of First tales debut “Amazing Grace, Sorta.” in contrast, different stories’ characters reside conspicuously upper-class lives, together with the Fontaines, Florida’s model of aristocracy, in “Fontaine House” by means of Terrie Farley Moran, and Victorian England’s landed Bromfields, in “Murder Uncordial” through Amy Myers. nobody, now not even the privileged, is untouched via mayhem in those pages, and in Barbara Nadel’s “Nain Rouge,” set opposed to a Detroit backdrop of gentrification and encroaching gangsterism, with its conflict of haves and have-nots, the narrator encounters the city’s oldest demon.

Money, after all, is one among crime’s oldest causes, and if you’re involved in what lengths the unscrupulous will visit for a couple of bucks, don’t overlook to pack this factor with the seashore towels. You’ll locate solutions, from blackmail to fencing stolen items to financial institution theft, in tales by way of invoice Pronzini (“Gunpowder Alley”), Peter Turnbull (“The lengthy Shadow”), and Clark Howard (“The highway Ends on the Cemetery”).

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The Last Days of Lorien (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, Book 5)

By Pittacus Lore

During this wonderful 144-page prequel novella to the recent York occasions bestselling i'm quantity 4 sequence, notice what fairly occurred within the ultimate days of the doomed planet from the eyes of Sandor—who might move directly to turn into the reluctant Cêpan to quantity Nine.

Sandor used to be bored with being undefined, uninterested in going to varsity and obeying his lecturers and enjoying by means of his parents' principles. He loved breaking the foundations instead of following them. but if he makes one mistake too many, Sandor's lifestyles takes an unforeseen flip, and he's compelled sign up for the Lorien protection Academy.

Sandor had by no means believed within the loopy concept that Lorien had to safeguard itself—Lorien was once a relaxed planet, without obvious enemies. but if Mogadorians without warning assault, Sandor learns how genuine that probability was once. Now Sandor is one in all just a handful of Loric left alive, and the destiny of Lorien is of their hands.

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