Category: Short Stories

The Saki Megapack assembles at the least one hundred forty works via H.H. Munro, who additionally wrote less than the identify "Saki." Munro inspired such later abilities as P.G. Wodehouse. incorporated during this quantity are either one of Munro's novels, THE insufferable BASINGTON and while WILLIAM got here, plus the fast tale collections THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS, THE TOYS OF PEACE, REGINALD, REGINALD IN RUSSIA, and BEASTS AND SUPERBEASTS. moreover, five infrequent tales also are further, "Clovis at the Alleged Romance of Business," "The reviews of Moung Ka," "The Gala Programme," "The Infernal Parliament," and "The sq. Egg."

Show description

Read more

By Julio Cortazar

A tender lady spends her summer time holiday in a rustic condominium the place a tiger roams . . . a guy analyzing a secret unearths out too overdue that he's the murderer's sufferer . . . within the fifteen tales gathered here—including "Blow-Up," which used to be the root for Michelangelo Antonioni's movie of a similar name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary the place the typical meets the mysterious, even perhaps the negative.

Show description

Read more

From ghost tales to mental suspense, the entire horror and darkish delusion tales of Rudyard Kipling.

Rudyard Kipling, a huge determine of English literature, used the whole strength and depth of his mind's eye and his writing skill in his tours into fable. Kipling is taken into account one in all England's maximum writers, yet was once born in Bombay. He was once informed in England, yet back to India in 1882, the place he all started writing delusion and supernatural tales set in his local continent: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "The unusual trip of Morrowbie Jukes," and his most famed horror tale, "The Mark of the Beast" (1890). This masterwork assortment, edited by means of Stephen Jones (Britain's so much finished and acclaimed anthologist) for the 1st time collects all of Kipling's great fiction, starting from conventional ghostly stories to mental horror.

Show description

Read more

By Carlos Fuentes

The across the world acclaimed writer Carlos Fuentes, winner of the Cervantes Prize and the Latin Civilization Award, grants a gorgeous paintings of fiction approximately kinfolk and love throughout an expanse of Mexican existence, reminding us why he has been known as “a mixture of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek).

In those masterly vignettes, Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s vintage statement that “happy households are all alike; each unsatisfied kinfolk is gloomy in its personal way.” In “A kin like several Other,” each one member of the Pagan relatives lives in isolation, regardless of sharing a tiny condominium. In “The Mariachi’s Mother,” the unlimited devotion of a girl is printed as she secretly has a tendency to her estranged son’s wounds. “Sweethearts” reunites outdated fans suddenly and opens up the chances for different lives and different loves. those are only some of the awesome tales in Happy Families, yet all of them inhabit Fuentes’s trademark Mexico, the place sleek obsessions bump up opposed to these of the mythic earlier, and the result's a victorious reveal of the numerous methods we achieve out to each other and locate salvation via irrepressible acts of love.

In this dazzling translation, the acclaimed Edith Grossman captures the whole weight of Fuentes’s variety. no matter if writing within the language of the road or in uncomplicated, based prose, Fuentes provides us tales hooked up by way of love, together with the failure of love–between spouses, fanatics, mom and dad and youngsters, siblings. From the Mexican presidential palace to the novels of the terrible and the mammoth expanse of humanity in among, Happy households is an impressive portrait of contemporary existence in all its advanced attractiveness, as instructed by way of one of many world’s so much celebrated writers.

Praise for Carlos Fuentes
Winner of the Cervantes Prize

The previous Gringo

“A unbelievable novel that possesses the burden and resonance of fable [and] the fierce magic of a remembered dream.”
–The ny Times

The loss of life of Artemio Cruz

“Remarkable within the scope of the human drama it images, the corrosive satire and sharp dialogue.”
–The ny occasions booklet overview

The Years with Laura Díaz

“Reading this great novel is like status underneath the dome of the Sistine Chapel. . . . The breadth and enormity of this accomplishment is breathtaking.”
–The Denver Post

This I Believe

“Engaging, providing dazzling conclusions, provocations or turns of word . . . placed down the page-turner and dare to drink those full-bodied, crimson, shining words.”
–Los Angeles instances publication Review

The Eagle’s Throne

“Dazzling, razor-sharp . . . prescient . . . a banquet of political insight.”
–The Washington publish ebook World

Show description

Read more

By Junot Díaz

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first publication, Drown, proven him as a tremendous new author with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao, was once named no 1 Fiction ebook of the 12 months” via Time journal and spent greater than a hundred weeks at the New York Times bestseller checklist, developing itself – with greater than 1000000 copies in print – as a contemporary vintage. as well as the Pulitzer, Díaz has received a bunch of significant awards and prizes, together with the nationwide booklet Critic’s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

Now Díaz turns his impressive expertise to the haunting, most unlikely energy of affection – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a seashore within the Dominican Republic, a doomed courting flounders. within the warmth of a medical institution laundry room in New Jersey, a lady does her lover’s washing and thinks approximately his spouse. In Boston, a guy buys his love baby, his merely son, a primary baseball bat and glove. on the middle of those tales is the irrepressible, impossible to resist Yunior, a tender hardhead whose eager for love is equaled in basic terms by way of his recklessness--and via the extreme ladies he loves and loses: inventive Alma; the getting older pass over Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican males are cheaters; and the affection of his existence, whose heartbreak eventually turns into his personal. In prose that's eternally vigorous, creative, soft, and humorous, the tales within the New York Times-Bestselling This Is the way you Lose Her lay naked the limitless longing and inevitable weak point of the human center. They remind us that zeal regularly triumphs over event, and that “the half-life of affection is forever.”

Show description

Read more

By Daisy Piper

Subscribe to Callie and her pals as they embark on a thrilling challenge to discover a mystical stone and resolve the secrets and techniques of a misplaced urban in booklet 2 of The Callie Chronicles.

When Callie and Lewis go back to an international of dragons, unicorns, and conversing tiaras, they make a startling discover... darkish forces threaten to overthrow the Palace of Albion with an historic magic that has to be destroyed in any respect charges. And that's no longer all. Rumors are stirring that the Raven Queen is alive and well...and bent on revenge.

As Princess Callie reunites with outdated pals and meets new ones alongside the right way to the traditional urban of Antheon, she discovers all isn't what it seems... And that typically associates and foes are one and an analogous.

"A fast moving, hugely unique fairy tale." - The Flashlight Reader

Show description

Read more

By Jason Sanford

Spaceships which go through the sky like never-ending clouds. a girl whose dermis unearths the names of sailors fated to die at sea. an outbreak which factors those who contact one another to show into crystalline bushes. From Nebula Award nominated writer Jason Sanford comes his first brief tale assortment, by no means by no means tales.

Ranging from technological know-how fiction to delusion, tales contained in by no means by no means tales have gained the Interzone Readers’ ballot, been nominated for the BSFA Award, longlisted for the British fable Award, and revealed in a number of magazines and booklet anthologies together with Year's top SF. the gathering additionally comprises new fabric together with a never-before released tale, a brand-new creation, and an unique essay on archeology and fantasy.

Stories integrated during this collection:

“The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by way of Their Rain”
“When Thorns Are the information Of Trees”
“Where Away You Fall”
“Here we're, Falling via Shadows”
“Rumspringa”
“Freelanga”
“Peacemaker, Peacemaker, Little Bo Peep”
“Memoria”
“Millisent Ka performs in Realtime”
“Into the Depths of Illuminated Seas”
“A Twenty-First Century Fairy Love Story”
“Maps of the Bible”
“The Dragon of Tin Pan Alley”
“The by no means by no means Wizard of Apalachicola”

What others are announcing approximately Jason Sanford’s brief stories:

“Few SF/fantasy writers generate a buzz via brief fiction on my own, yet Jason Sanford is an exception. over the last few years, he is created a transforming into fan base via his model of recent speculative fiction, whatever he known as ‘SF Strange.’” – Jeff VanderMeer, Omnivoracious

“Interzone is de facto spoiling me whilst it publishes Jason Sanford so on a regular basis. so far as i am involved, they could not submit an excessive amount of of this writer in the event that they named it Jason Sanford's technological know-how Fiction Magazine.” – Sam Tomaino, SFRevu

“A author whose acceptance grows with each one story." – Colin Harvey, Suite101

“Sanford (and another writers) are generating SF that actually has a distinct think than a lot that has long gone before.” – wealthy Horton, Locus, February 2011

“Sanford expertly blends global development and storytelling. actually, he makes it glance easy.” – John DeNardo, SF sign

Show description

Read more