Download E-books The Sentinel: Short Stories by Arthur C. Clarke PDF

By Arthur C. Clarke

Initially released in 1983, the "2001 Anniversary Edition" of Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel deals perception and remark on 10 of Clarke's such a lot impressive brief stories.

In Clarke's advent, he explores why he turned the type of author he did, and he bargains 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 a number of the brief tales that later germinated into his so much unbelievable works.

It's a unique deal with which will see the beginnings of 2001: an area Odyssey and Childhood's End, in addition to Clarke's recommendations on how every one tale took place. The really awesome factor is that Clarke's brief fiction nonetheless holds up, commonly. It's unavoidable that point may meet up with Clarke, even though. in truth, he virtually apologetically reminds the reader that whereas "Jupiter V" is dated, Sputnik used to be nonetheless six years sooner or later whilst it was once written in 1951.

While it is going to were fabulous if Clarke had additional an extra creation in regards to the human race's trip into 2001 and past for this precise variation, that was once to not be. His most up-to-date phrases during this anthology have been written in 1983. yet that's a minor quibble. With extraordinary illustrations through Lebbeus Woods, The Sentinel is a must-read, not just for Clarke lovers, yet for all readers of technology fiction. --Kathie Huddleston

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Download E-books I Sailed with Magellan PDF

By Stuart Dybek

Following his popular The Coast of Chicago and Childhood, tale author Stuart Dybek returns with 11 masterful and masterfully associated tales approximately Chicago's fabled and harrowing South facet. United, they include the tale of Perry Katzek and his widening, endearing extended family. via those streets stroll butchers, hitmen, moms and manufacturing unit employees, boys grew to become males and males became to city fable. I Sailed With Magellan solidifies Dybek's status as certainly one of our best chroniclers of city America.

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Download E-books The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death PDF

By H. P. Lovecraft

"[Lovecraft's] dream myth works are as terrifying and haunting as his stories of horror and the macabre. A grasp craftsman, Lovecraft brings compelling visions of nightmarish worry, invisible worlds and the demons of the subconscious. If one writer actually represents some of the best in American literary horror, it truly is H. P. Lovecraft."
--John wood worker, Director of on the Mouth of insanity, Halloween,
and Christine
This quantity collects, for the 1st time, the complete Dream Cycle created via H. P. Lovecraft, the grasp of twentieth-century horror, together with a few of his most lovely tales:
THE DOOM THAT got here TO SARNATH--Hate, genocide, and a perilous curse devour the land of Mnar.
THE assertion OF RANDOLPH CARTER--"You idiot, Warren is DEAD!"
THE anonymous CITY--Death lies underneath the moving sands, in a narrative linking the Dream Cycle with the mythical Cthulhu Mythos.
THE CATS OF ULTHAR--In Ulthar, no guy may possibly kill a cat...and woe unto any who tries.
THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH--The epic nightmare event with tendrils stretching through the complete Dream Cycle.
AND TWENTY extra stories OF SURREAL TERROR

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Download E-books Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories (Bikes in Space) PDF

By Elly Blue

The zombie apocalypse can be pedal-powered! within the not-so-distant destiny, while gas isn't any longer to be had, people flip to two-wheeled automobiles to move items, search glory, and protect their last groups. In one other model of the long run, people with the zombie virus may be able to break out persecution and believe virtually alive back on wheels. In one more state of affairs, bicycles themselves are reanimated and roam the earth. within the 3rd quantity of annual feminist bicycle technological know-how fiction sequence, motorcycles in house, 12 gifted writers deliver their different visions to this quantity: occasionally frightening, occasionally spooky, occasionally hilarious, consistently on wheels.

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Download E-books Waiting for Orders PDF

By Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler is a grasp of narrative and an elder statesman of suspense. He nearly created the trendy undercover agent tale together with his ground-breaking sequence of pre-WWII novels; A Coffin for Dimitrios and trip into worry are hailed as classics of the shape. looking ahead to Orders is the 1st quantity to gather Mr. Ambler's shorter works, such a lot of which date from the interval of his maximum literary triumphs.

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Download E-books Partners in Wonder PDF

Robert Bloch, Ben Bova, Algis Budrys, Avram Davidson, Samuel R. Delany, Joe L. Hensley, Keith Laumer, William Rotsler, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg, Henry Slesar, Theodore Sturgeon, A. E. Van Vogt, Roger Zelazny, and Harlan Ellison, unassisted. in case you combine Ellison with wild abilities like these names indexed above, you may have a ebook as targeted because the Abominable Snowperson. this is the 1st number of collaborative tales ever created, every one deranged imaginative and prescient whole with advent (in the patented Ellison demeanour) explaining how the tale was once written and who will get the blame. The lunatic brain of Harlan Ellison moves again.

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Download E-books Scarecrow & Other Anomalies PDF

By Oliverio Girondo

Poetry, Latino/Latina experiences. Bilingual version; first English translation. SCARECROW is indescribable. it's so spectacularly unique that even if alerted by means of develop become aware of, the reader will nonetheless be stunned through it greater than the rest she or he may have ever learn. "It seems to be that i'm living,/ that I exist amid this noise,/That i will be able to see those walls,/ that those fingers are mine,/ yet probably i'm fallacious / and partitions and fingers/ are just issues remembered / from a former life."

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Download E-books Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World PDF

By Walter Mosley

The citizenry of the US struggles for survival in a deadly, twisted future

In “Whispers within the Dark,” an ex-con sells his organs to make sure his outstanding nephew’s destiny. The boy will develop as much as have the top IQ ever recorded, however the uncle, who offered his eyes, won’t have the ability to see it. In “Voices,” a heritage professor turns into hooked on a drug referred to as pulse, which provides him entry to a global of bright delusion whereas tearing his mind to shreds. by the point the professor qualifies for a mind transplant, he’s not certain what’s genuine and what’s imagined. And in “Angel’s Island,” a convict within the world’s greatest deepest felony finds the facility’s chilling secrets.

In this significantly acclaimed selection of tales, noir legend Walter Mosley takes his certain imaginative and prescient of yankee society into the long run. because the state descends into chaos, its voters ask yourself, Is the realm finishing, or has the apocalypse already come and gone?

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Download E-books Typhoon and Other Stories (Everyman's Library) PDF

By Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad’s lengthy event as a operating seaman enriched and deepened his literary presents, making him the main wonderful and convincing author of seafaring’s maximum age. within the 3 sea tales accrued the following, he makes deft use of the maritime surroundings to enact ethical dramas of fellows proven through the weather and by one another.

“The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’” has been hailed as Conrad’s earliest masterpiece. while a West Indian sailor on board the service provider send Narcissus falls ailing his situation sparks clash one of the workforce, which threatens to erupt in mutiny below the strain of a terrifying gale. “Typhoon,” the gripping tale of a steamship captain who stubbornly steers right into a significant tempest and the crew’s resulting fight to outlive the raging waters, is unique through essentially the most thrillingly evoked storms in all of literature. “The Shadow-Line” is a dramatically fictionalized account of Conrad’s first command as a tender sea captain trapped aboard a becalmed, fever-wracked, and doubtless haunted ship—an ordeal that marks for him the “shadow-line” among adolescence and adulthood. Suspenseful, atmospheric, and deceptively basic, this extreme tale displays the advanced issues of Conrad’s most famed novels, Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness.

With an creation through Martin Seymour-Smith

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