Category «Short Stories»

An Experiment in Misery: Stories (Harper Perennial Classic Stories)

Though top identified for The purple Badge of Courage, his vintage novel of guys at struggle, in his tragically short existence and profession Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories—among them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face," "The Open Boat," and the name story—that stand one of the such a lot acclaimed and enduring within the background of yank fiction. This wonderful quantity collects tales of precise energy and diversity during which impressionistic, hallucinatory, and real looking occasions alike are brilliantly conveyed throughout the chilly, occasionally brutal irony of Crane's narrative voice.

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Balefires is the long-awaited number of David Drake's bizarre and incredible fiction. sooner than Drake was once a best-selling writer of army technological know-how fiction, he used to be a prolific author of horror and myth brief fiction. Balefires collects a few of his earliest specialist revenues (including his first sale to Arkham House.) moreover, Balefires brings jointly many tales set within the worlds of his delusion novels (Ranks of Bronze, Lord of the Isles, etc.) and includes unique fiction. greater than only a choice of tales, Balefires beneficial properties huge tale notes that chronicle the advance of the writing profession of 1 of the technological know-how fiction's preferred writers, and offers exact snapshots of the bigger than existence editors, publishers and writers that Drake has labored with all through his career.

Skyhorse Publishing, lower than our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a huge variety of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time commute, not easy SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each identify we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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Trouble Is My Business

By Raymond Chandler

Within the 4 lengthy tales during this assortment, Marlowe is employed to guard a wealthy previous man from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, will get a line on a few stolen jewels with a present hooked up, and stumbles throughout a homicide sufferer who could have been an extortionist.

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I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

By William Gay

William homosexual firmly verified himself as "the huge new identify to incorporate within the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) together with his debut novel, The lengthy Home, and his significantly acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night. Like Faulkner's Mississippi and Cormac McCarthy's American West, Gay's Tennessee is redolent of damaged, colourful souls tough at paintings charting the pathos in their inside lives.

His debut assortment, I Hate to work out That night sunlight move Down, brings jointly what Gay's devoted readers are longing for and what new readers will locate the appropriate advent to his international: 13 tales which are mined from this related fertile soil teeming with the grizzled, daily folks that homosexual is legendary for bringing to lifestyles. In those pages readers meet outdated guy Meecham, who escapes from his new nursing domestic in simple terms to discover his son has rented their dwelling house to "white trash"; Quincy Nell Qualls, who not just falls in love with town lothario yet, pregnant, is confronted with an inescapable finish whilst he abandons her; Finis and Doneita Beasley, whose forty-year marriage is damaged up by way of a useless puppy; Bobby Pettijohn, who's woke up in the course of the evening by way of the noise and lighting of a seek occasion searching for clues after a physique is came upon in his backwoods.

William homosexual expertly units those conflicted those who make undesirable offerings in existence and love opposed to lush back-country surroundings, and one way or the other manages to defy ethical common sense as we develop to like his characters for the load in their human error. varied as those stories are, what connects them is the robust voice of a born storyteller.

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The Last Worthless Evening: Four Novellas and Two Short Stories

Yet one other travel de strength from an American grasp of fiction
In his 5th choice of brief fiction, Andre Dubus shows his awesome storytelling variety. In “Deaths at Sea,” naval officials, one black and one white, needs to come to phrases with a historical past and an establishment steeped in racism.  “After the sport” tells the tale of a Hispanic shortstop on a major-league baseball group who abruptly and with out rationalization loses his brain. And in “Rose,” a mom ultimately stands as much as her husband’s abuse in their little ones.  
The 4 novellas and brief tales that contain The final valueless Evening traverse these elements of yank lifestyles which are whilst merciless and usual, and with spare, instant prose, render them universal.
This book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from the author’s estate.

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The State of the Art

By Iain M. Banks

The first ever choice of Iain Banks' brief fiction, this quantity contains the acclaimed novella, The state-of-the-art. it is a impressive addition to the transforming into physique of tradition lore, and provides definition and scale to the former works by utilizing the Earth of 1977 as distinction. the opposite tales within the assortment diversity from technology fiction to horror, dark-coated delusion to morality story. All endure the indefinable stamp of Iain Banks' stunning talent.

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Dangerous Pleasures: A Decade of Stories

By Patrick Gale

A selection of Patrick Gale’s so much impressive items of brief fiction.

The topics listed below are wide-ranging and numerous: curious youth loyalties, long-hidden thoughts, newly came upon joys, startling secrets and techniques, dislocated relationships, overwhelming, exciting passions.

In prose that's bright and clean, Patrick Gale explores the delicate barriers that shift among the glorious and shockingly genuine. With attribute perception, wit and with consummate ease, he attracts the reader into lives either time-honored and unusual, revealing a global that shines with probabilities and should by no means fail to delight.

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Gatsby Girls: Short Stories From The Post

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

GATSBY women - She was once an impulsive, stylish and carefree Twenties girl who embodied the essence of the Gatsby woman -- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s spouse, Zelda. As Fitzgerald acknowledged, "I married the heroine of my stories."

All of the 8 brief tales contained during this assortment have been encouraged via Zelda.

Fitzgerald, one of many most appropriate writers of yankee fiction, stumbled on early luck as a brief tale author for the main largely learn journal of the early twentieth century -- the Saturday night put up. Fitzgerald's tales, first released by way of the publish among 1920 and 1922, introduced the Jazz Age and the "flapper" to lifestyles and proven that the United States was once altering swifter than ever earlier than. girls have been bobbing their hair, consuming and flirting shamelessly, and Fitzgerald introduced those fascinating Gatsby ladies to existence within the pages of the publish.

A foreword by means of Jeff Nilsson, archivist for the put up, provides ancient context to this excellent, new assortment, that's highlighted via an advent written through Fitzgerald himself. every one tale is observed through the unique illustrations and the attractive hide photos from the publish.

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Distinctions: Prologue to Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time Book 13)

By Brandon Sanderson

The Wheel of Time turns, and a while come and pass.
What was once, what's going to be, and what is,
May allow fall lower than the Shadow.

Let the Dragon trip back at the winds of time.

In the Prologue to Towers of hour of darkness, book 13 of The Wheel of Time, Lan Mandragoran rides on towards demise; Perrin Aybara, Lord Goldeneyes, has a traumatic dream; Galad leads the Whitecloaks into harm's method; one that has left humanity in the back of creeps during the Blight; and the Blight border faces invasion.

As with the former 4 titles within the Wheel of Time sequence, this prologue from Robert Jordan's Towers of Midnight, accomplished by means of Brandon Sanderson, is on the market on the market prior to the book's legitimate free up date (November 2, 2010).

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Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories

By Frederik Pohl

Platinum Pohl is the 1st assortment to gather all the crucial works of Frederik Pohl. before everything, Pohl is a grasp of the technological know-how fiction brief tale. For greater than fifty years he has been writing incisive, enjoyable SF tales, numerous hundred in all. Even whereas writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the opposite Heechee Saga novels, he has regularly written brief fiction.

Now, for the 1st time, he has collected jointly the easiest of his many tales. Spanning the a long time, those stories are of their approach a dwelling heritage of technological know-how fiction. simply because Frederik Pohl has been at the frontlines of the sphere because the halcyon days of the past due Thirties, and has written brief tales in each decade considering the fact that. and since he has continuously been a willing observer of the human and the area that's formed by means of it, his tales mirror the currents of political hobbies, social traits, significant occasions that experience shaken the area . . .

Yet at their center, all his tales are such a lot acutely excited by humans. all kinds of individuals. a few are humans you will love, a few you will hate. yet it is very important discover what occurs to the folk who inhabit those tales. simply because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a intensity and individuality that makes them as actual as humans you notice on a daily basis. in fact, he additionally employs a mind-boggling number of medical rules and technological know-how fictional tropes with which his characters needs to have interaction. And he does all of it with likely no attempt in any respect. that is a few trick. now not every body can do this . . . yet that is why he used to be named a Grand grasp of technological know-how Fiction by way of his friends within the technology Fiction Writers of America.

Here are his Hugo Award profitable tales, "Fermi and Frost" and "The assembly" (with C. M. Kornbluth), besides such vintage novellas because the strong "The Gold on the Starbow's finish" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and tales akin to "Servant of the People," "Shaffery one of the Immortals," and "Growing Up in part City," all finalists for significant awards. And dozens of different stories, just like the awesome "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and plenty of others.

Altogether, a grand choice of thought-provoking, exciting technology fiction by means of one of many all-time greats!

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