Download e-book for iPad: 14 Stories by Stephen Dixon

By Stephen Dixon

ISBN-10: 0801872057

ISBN-13: 9780801872051

Stephen Dixon's tales and novels have an unique, instantly recognizable sound and think --a bizarre mix of Franz Kafka and Frank Capra. Readers of his past paintings will locate in 14 tales that very same wry, creative, knife-edged humor that has come to represent his special sort. With an adroit use of language and a prepared eye for the quirky, offbeat facet of human nature, Dixon creates a global as considered via a fish-eye lens--slightly distorted and off-center, but recognizable and infrequently familiar.

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Download PDF by Horace L. Gold,E. J. Gold: Perfect Murders (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)

By Horace L. Gold,E. J. Gold

ISBN-10: 0803233590

ISBN-13: 9780803233591

Perhaps most sensible identified for modifying the preferred post–World struggle II magazines Galaxy technological know-how Fiction and Beyond myth Fiction, Horace L. Gold additionally wrote comic-book scripts for DC Comics and penned a number of pulp adventures and science-fiction tales. Perfect Murders, a set of 7 of those tales, captures the undying feelings evoked through pulp and technology fiction for the twenty-first century. even though the most personality is usually known as Gilroy, his identification shifts from tale to tale: the horserace handicapper battling for his dame, the personal eye sussing out the assassin, or the hard-boiled journalist exposing the mad scientist. And even though Gold makes use of the conventional genres—time go back and forth, Armageddon, technological know-how long past awry, homicide, extraterrestrials—Perfect Murders is not anything under a bad, page-turning, fictional thrill journey engineered via one of many top science-fiction writers and editors of the mid-twentieth century. The Bison Books version is brought through Gold’s son, E. J. Gold, providing a brand new standpoint on those vintage stories.

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Mike Padilla's Hard Language: Short Stories PDF

By Mike Padilla

ISBN-10: 1558852980

ISBN-13: 9781558852983

together with his first e-book of brief tales, California author Mike Padilla has produced a set of outstanding social scope, inventive adulthood, and mental subtlety.

In the name tale, a Mexican-American development people jealousy and controlling habit develop into entwined with darkish resentment of his wife's English-speaking skills. between his different startling snapshots, Padilla captures the day the relations received jointly to rip aside previous Aunt Eufrasia's condominium ("It is just like the christening of a ship," my mom acknowledged because the choose awl swung.") ... the uneasy bonds preserving jointly aged ladies, as soon as the simplest of associates yet now merely housemates ... the unusual courting among an enticing yet inaccessible Stanford scholar and her studious, cocaine-dealing classmate, who makes a decision that easy methods to a girl's center is thru her nostril ... and a worried romance among a fourteen-year-old Mexican tomboy and her new neighbor, an awkward younger Russian émigré who falls all too challenging for her.

Engrossed readers will locate Mike Padilla's tales effortless to understand. in basic terms his characters - with their all-too-human foibles- could be demanding to forget.

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Download PDF by Carlos Yushimito,Valerie Miles: Lessons for a Child Who Arrives Late

By Carlos Yushimito,Valerie Miles

ISBN-10: 1945492058

ISBN-13: 9781945492051

A tin guy ponders the mysteries of dying as a center begins to take cost of his limbs, whereas in a spot no longer up to now away a boy attempts to play the piano like Margarita, the teacher’s merciless and gorgeous niece. In tales choked with violence and tenderness, love and disconnection, Carlos Yushimito’s debut shines.

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Download e-book for kindle: Fearless Warriors by Drew Hayden Taylor

By Drew Hayden Taylor

ISBN-10: 0889225974

ISBN-13: 9780889225978

Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comedian and sardonic commentator at the unending gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful misunderstandings that proceed to symbolize social interactions among aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor’s tales in Fearless Warriors are an entire frontal attack on stereotypes of all types and an edifying confirmation of humanity not like anything in fiction.

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Download PDF by David Marcum: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I

By David Marcum

ISBN-10: 1780928246

ISBN-13: 9781780928241

ISBN-10: 1780928254

ISBN-13: 9781780928258

half one in all a checklist breaking three-volume assortment, bringing jointly over sixty of the world’s prime Sherlock Holmes authors. the entire tales are conventional Sherlock Holmes pastiches. This quantity covers the years from 1881 to 1889, together with contributions from:John corridor, Hugh Ashton, Adrian Middleton, David Marcum, Jayantika Ganguly, Denis O. Smith, Amy Thomas, Kevin David Barratt, Luke Benjamen Kuhns, summer time Perkins, Deanna Baran, Shane Simmons, C.H. Dye, Mark Mower, Derrick Belanger , Daniel D. Victor, Steve Mountain, Stephen Wade, John Heywood, Will Thomas, Daniel McGachey, Martin Rosenstock, Craig Janacek, (and a poem from Michael Kurland). The authors are donating all of the royalties from the gathering to protection initiatives at Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former domestic, Undershaw.

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Roger Pickney's Signs and Wonders PDF

By Roger Pickney

ISBN-10: 0941711722

ISBN-13: 9780941711722

during this choice of essays, grasp storyteller Roger Pinckney paints a bright portrait of his lowcountry South Carolina birthplace and his current domestic on Daufuskie Island. In a particular literary voice with prepared sensitivity to present environmental and social concerns, Pinckney chronicles a rural neighborhood existence that's threatened by way of modern day intrusions and inn advancements. The tales are packed with the candy smells of the ocean and the salt marsh, and with the attractions of sundown skies and broad open areas. Peopled with hunters and fishermen, friends and family, and fellow islanders with their very own tales to inform, this e-book is a poignant rendering of the emotional, social, and actual geography of a truly exact position and the fight to maintain it.

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Get Rebecca Harding Davis's Stories of the Civil War Era: PDF

By Rebecca Harding Davis,Sharon M. Harris,Robin L. Cadwallader

ISBN-10: 0820332313

ISBN-13: 9780820332314

ISBN-10: 0820334359

ISBN-13: 9780820334356

The ten tales amassed the following exhibit Rebecca Harding Davis to be an acute observer of the conflicts and ambiguities of a divided country and place her as an immense transitional author among romanticism and realism. taking pictures the fluctuating cultural surroundings of the Civil struggle and Reconstruction eras, the tales discover such matters as racial prejudice and slavery, the loneliness and powerlessness of girls, and the results of postwar industry capitalism at the operating sessions. Davis’s characters contain infantrymen and civilians, women and men, old and young, blacks and whites. rather than focusing (like many writers of the interval) on significant conflicts and leaders, Davis takes readers into the intimate battles fought on kin farms and backwoods roads, delving into the minds of these who skilled the destruction on each side of the conflict.

Davis spent the struggle years within the Pennsylvania and Virginia borderlands, a quarter she known as a “vast armed camp.” right here, divided households, ravaged groups, and transferring loyalties have been the norm. because the editors say, “Davis doesn't restrict herself to writing approximately slavery, abolition, or reconstruction. as an alternative, she indicates us that throughout the struggling with, the rebuilding, and the politics, lifestyles is going on. Even in the course of a battle, humans needs to stay: they paintings, devour, sleep, and love.”

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Download e-book for iPad: Swords from the Sea by Harold Lamb,Howard Andrew Jones,S. M. Stirling

By Harold Lamb,Howard Andrew Jones,S. M. Stirling

ISBN-10: 0803220367

ISBN-13: 9780803220362

ISBN-10: 0803228333

ISBN-13: 9780803228337

Vikings, pirates, heroes, rogues, and explorers . . . all have heard the siren name of the ocean, and grasp storyteller Harold Lamb chronicled a few of their such a lot bold exploits. This unmarried quantity comprises all of Lamb’s ancient seafaring tales, drawn from infrequent and fragile pulp magazines. by no means sooner than gathered, those brief tales and novels are a treasure trove of experience. top recognized for his stirring stories of Cossacks and crusaders, Lamb was once no stranger to swashbuckling, and his sea tales carry it in buckets.
 
Sail with John Paul Jones as he fights to avoid wasting the crippled Russian fleet from the Turks, one eye continually alert for the knives of his czarist competitors. enterprise around the desolate tract with a lone American on a determined enterprise opposed to the Barbary corsairs. search the Northeast Passage, beset by way of ice, storms, and traitors from inside of, along with explorer Ralph Thorne. experience the whale highway with the Vikings, plying their swords from Iceland to Byzantium. brought through best-selling writer S. M. Stirling, this quantity concludes with a unprecedented behind-the-scenes examine Harold Lamb’s writing secrets and techniques, penned through the editor who made him famous.

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