The Crown of Ptolemy (Heroes of Olympus, The)

By Rick Riordan

Of their first come across, demigod Percy Jackson and magician Carter Kane needed to conflict an immense crocodile on manhattan. A month later, Annabeth Chase bumped into Carter's sister, Sadie, at the A educate to Rockaway, the place the pair fought a god named Serapis. Now hassle is brewing back, this time on Governor's Island. An historical Egyptian magician named Setne has come again from the lifeless and is experimenting with Egyptian and Greek magic, attempting to turn into a god himself. he is so strong and difficult that each one four—Percy, Annabeth, Carter, and Sadie—have to workforce up opposed to him. yet their traditional guns and spells usually are not going to chop it this time. Will the heroes be taken down by means of a wannabe god who seems like Elvis, or will they upward push to the problem? advised from Percy's viewpoint, this 3rd demigod-magician crossover tale has the entire spunk and motion that Rick Riordan lovers crave.

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Let the Old Dreams Die

By John Ajvide Lindqvist

A vintage brief tale assortment from the author referred to as Sweden's Stephen King that maintains the breathtaking tale began within the the world over acclaimed vintage Let the appropriate One In

Because of the 2 impressive movies made up of John Ajvide Lindqvist's vampire masterpiece Let the suitable One In, millions of individuals around the globe be aware of the tale of Oskar and Eli and in their ultimate break out from Blackeberg on the finish of the unconventional. Now eventually, in "Let the previous goals Die," the name tale during this totally gorgeous assortment, we get a glimpse of what occurred subsequent to the pair. fanatics of Let the suitable One In will have to learn the tale, that is destined to generate a lot be aware of mouth either between lovers and online.

"Let the previous desires Die" isn't the merely stunner during this assortment. In "Final Processing," Lindqvist additionally finds the following bankruptcy within the lives of the characters he created in Handling the Undead. "Equinox" is a narrative of a girl who looks after her neighbor's residence whereas they're away and readers won't ever overlook what she unearths in the home. each tale meets the very excessive normal of excellence and fright issue that Lindqvist fanatics have come to anticipate. absolutely transcending style writing, those are global classification tales from probably the main remarkable horror author writing today.

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The Sentinel: Short Stories by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

Initially released in 1983, the "2001 Anniversary Edition" of Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel deals perception and statement on 10 of Clarke's so much outstanding brief stories.

In Clarke's creation, he explores why he turned the type of author he did, and he deals a glance on the first actual paragraph he ever published--in 1933. This anthology spans 3 many years, starting in 1946 with the second one tale he released, "The Rescue Party," and gives an opportunity to learn many of the brief tales that later germinated into his so much wonderful works.

It's a unique deal with on the way to see the beginnings of 2001: an area Odyssey and Childhood's End, besides Clarke's innovations on how every one tale took place. The actually striking factor is that Clarke's brief fiction nonetheless holds up, in most cases. It's unavoidable that point might meet up with Clarke, notwithstanding. in reality, he virtually apologetically reminds the reader that whereas "Jupiter V" is dated, Sputnik used to be nonetheless six years sooner or later while it was once written in 1951.

While it can were exceptional if Clarke had further an extra creation concerning the human race's trip into 2001 and past for this precise version, that was once to not be. His most modern phrases during this anthology have been written in 1983. yet that's a minor quibble. With remarkable illustrations via Lebbeus Woods, The Sentinel is a must-read, not just for Clarke enthusiasts, yet for all readers of technological know-how fiction. --Kathie Huddleston

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A Good Fall: Stories

By Ha Jin

In his first e-book of reports on account that The Bridegroom was released in 2000 ("Finely wrought . . . each tale this is minimize like a stone."—Chicago Sun-Times), nationwide ebook Award–winning Ha Jin supplies us a set that delves into the event of chinese language immigrants in the US.
With an identical profound awareness to element that could be a hallmark of his earlier acclaimed works of fiction, Ha Jin depicts right here the whole spectrum of immigrant lifestyles and the day-by-day struggles—some minute, a few grand—faced by means of those fascinating members.
A lonely composer takes convenience within the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young ones choose to switch their names so they may appear extra "American," blind to how deeply this can damage their grandparents; a chinese language professor of English makes an attempt to illness with assistance from a reluctant former pupil. All of Ha Jin's characters fight in events that stir inside them a wish to stay connected to be dependable to their fatherland and its traditions as they discover and avail themselves of the liberty that lifestyles in a brand new state bargains.
In those stark, deeply relocating, acutely insightful, and infrequently strikingly funny tales, we're reminded once more of the storytelling prowess of this terrific author.

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The Size of the World: A Novel

By Joan Silber

“A elegant and humane jigsaw puzzle of a novel.” —Boston Globe

An complicated internet of crossed paths and enlightening trips train each one of Joan Silber’s characters anything approximately “the dimension of the realm” during this richly imagined novel. a countrywide publication Award finalist for her final ebook, Silber right here addresses the undying subject matters of affection, loss, craving, and forgiveness. She “does terrific justice to the numerous methods we've of being human” (Seattle Times) and “offers a dizzying array of insights as she cuts backward and forward among tales set within the U.S. and Asia” (Chicago Tribune).

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The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

By Richard Yates

A literary occasion of the top order, The accrued tales of Richard Yates brings jointly Yates's peerless brief fiction in one quantity for the 1st time.

Richard Yates used to be acclaimed as essentially the most robust, compassionate, and technically finished writers of America's postwar iteration, and his paintings has encouraged such different skills as Richard Ford, Ann Beattie, André Dubus, Robert Stone, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. This assortment, as robust as Yate's liked Revolutionary Road, comprises the tales of his vintage works 11 types of Loneliness (a ebook The big apple occasions booklet Review hailed as "the ny similar of Dubliners") and Liars in Love; it additionally positive factors 9 new tales, seven of that have by no means been published.

Whether addressing the smothered wish of suburban housewives, the white-collar melancholy of long island place of work employees, the bleak humor that atts existence on a tuberculosis ward, or the moments of terrified peace skilled by way of American squaddies in global struggle II, Yates examines each frayed nook of the yank dream. His tales, as empathetic as they're unforgiving, are like no others in our nation's literature. released with a relocating creation by way of the novelist Richard Russo, this assortment will stand as its author's ultimate masterpiece.

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A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories

By Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is a painter who makes use of phrases instead of brushes--for he created lasting visible pictures that, as soon as saw, are most unlikely to put out of your mind. Sinister mushrooms growing to be in a dank cellar. A family's first glimpse at Martians. a superb white vanilla ice-cream summer time go well with that adjustments every body who wears it. a good artist drawing within the sand at the seashore. A clunky contraption produced from family implements to aid a few little ones play a video game known as Invasion. the main extraordinary Christmas reveal a bit boy ever observed. All these photos and lots of extra are inside of this ebook, a brand new alternate variation of thirty-one of Bradbury's so much arresting tales--timeless brief fiction that levels from the farthest reaches of area to the innermost stirrings of the guts. Ray Bradbury is understood around the world as one of many century's nice males of mind's eye. listed below are thirty-one purposes why.Ray Bradbury is a painter who makes use of phrases instead of brushes--for he created lasting visible pictures that, as soon as saw, are very unlikely to omit. Sinister mushrooms starting to be in a dank cellar. A familys first glimpse at Martians. an excellent white vanilla ice-cream summer season swimsuit that adjustments everybody who wears it. an outstanding artist drawing within the sand at the seashore. A clunky contraption produced from family implements to assist a few youngsters play a video game known as Invasion. the main very good Christmas show a bit boy ever observed. All these photographs and plenty of extra are within this e-book, a brand new exchange version of thirty-one of Bradburys such a lot arresting tales--timeless brief fiction that levels from the farthest reaches of area to the innermost stirrings of the guts. Ray Bradbury is understood world wide as one of many centurys nice males of mind's eye. listed below are thirty-one purposes why.

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Very Short Stories: 300 Bite-Size Works of Fiction

By Sean Hill

CREATIVE FICTION that matches ON A POST-IT yet CAN flow READERS WITH robust stories of affection, lifestyles, dying, AND daily LIFE

In this exceptional assortment, writer Sean Hill has crafted 1000's of attractive tales that conjure a complete novel in precisely a sentence or . occasionally unhappy, usually funny and consistently inventive, those stories contact on quite a lot of lifestyles studies from romance and family members to dying and sex.

Nana rocked in her previous wood rocking chair. “Timmy, you may have consistently been my favorite,” she stated. He checked out her. “Nana, I’m Bobby.”

Read your diary, came across your mystery. i assumed I enjoyed you, yet now I’m uncertain. Don’t recognize what to do, you glance so human.

Clowning used to be Daryl’s occupation, cooking used to be his ardour. Stella suggestion he was once ideal. She beloved to snigger and not discovered to cook dinner.

Alex received Sharon a hoop for Valentine’s Day, which she offered to shop for the gun that stopped him from loving her.

In 2009, Sean Hill mixed his love of writing and expertise through growing @VeryShortStory, a Twitter feed the place he interacts along with his readers and stocks his 140-character stories.

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Nightshade and Damnations

By Gerald Kersh

"No mortal can write this well." - Harlan Ellison

"Kersh has a wierd, perverted feel of genius. and the way he can write." - Virginia Kirkus

"Gerald Kersh had a wild mind's eye matched via a brilliant, near-hallucinatory type. a lot of his strategies are so unique that they blur the excellence among fable, technological know-how fiction, secret, and horror, however the cumulative impression of his brief tales is terrible within the extreme." - Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

An excursion in South the US uncovers a terrifying race of guys with out bones who actually suck the existence out in their prey. a guy in twentieth century London makes a frightening discovery a couple of monster chanced on off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain is going ashore on a abandoned island and reveals what appear to be the bones of a formerly unknown species of monster, basically to benefit that the bones inform a way more tragic story than he may well ever have imagined. A conflict correspondent, none except Kersh himself, is crusing to the US whilst he meets an odd guy who claims to be 438 years outdated. those are the plots of quite a few of the bizarre stories you can find during this publication.

Gerald Kersh (1911-1968) used to be a super and artistic author acclaimed in his time for his gritty novels of London existence and his usually strange brief fiction, yet he has regrettably develop into missed on the grounds that his demise. This quantity contains an advent through award-winning technological know-how fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who additionally chosen the 11 tales that seem during this assortment and which signify some of the best of Kersh's brief fiction. comprises: "The Queen of Pig Island", "Frozen Beauty", "The Brighton Monster", "Men with out Bones", "Busto Is a Ghost, Too suggest to offer Us a Fright!", "The Ape and the Mystery", "The King Who accrued Clocks", "Bone for Debunkers", "A fortunate Day for the Boar", "Voices within the airborne dirt and dust of Annan", "Whatever occurred to Corporal Cuckoo?"

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