Category: Short Stories

The Saki Megapack: 140 Classic Novels and Short Stories

The Saki Megapack assembles at least one hundred forty works via H.H. Munro, who additionally wrote below the identify "Saki." Munro prompted 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 quick tale collections THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS, THE TOYS OF PEACE, REGINALD, REGINALD IN RUSSIA, and BEASTS AND SUPERBEASTS. moreover, five infrequent tales also are additional, "Clovis at the Alleged Romance of Business," "The reviews of Moung Ka," "The Gala Programme," "The Infernal Parliament," and "The sq. Egg."

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They Had Goat Heads

By D. Harlan Wilson

D. Harlan Wilson returns with one other ferociously mindbending choice of brief fiction. Masked in absurdity, those tales show the scary and hilarious faces of lifestyle. Wilson tells of egg raids, hog rippers, monk spitters, fathers who take their young children to puppy shops to shop for them whales, sociopaths who threaten to clothesline eternity, and the straightforward act of the tale itself changing into a way of repetitive, never-ending torture. wear your goat head, hop on your hovercraft, and take a experience with a juggernaut of contemporary inventive fiction.

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The Taste of Penny: Stories

By Jeff Parker

“Jeff Parker is a author who knows that voice is the entrance to all actual good looks in fiction. Tight, wry, darkish, and deeply humorous – he's a grasp of the hyper-compressed sentence that explodes with extra which means and nuance than may be possible.” – George Saunders, writer of Pastoralia

“Jeff Parker’s tales are mysterious, heartfelt, and completely alluring. within the flavor of Penney he casually flexes a Voltron-like blend of writerly presents: Ron Carlson’s mastery of voice, Elmore Leonard’s uncanny ear for discussion, and Raymond Carver’s spare wit. This assortment includes probably the most soaking up and brightly inventive tales I’ve stumble upon in a few time.” – Davy Rothbart, FOUND journal

“Whether moose legs or tongue suggestions or sperm counts or pennies lodged right into a throat, Parker disassembles us so compellingly that we not desire to be complete. His inventiveness revises the realm as we all know it with audacious wit.” – Mary Caponegro, writer of All give way and The big name Café

“Here now we have characters in Russian messing up in hilarious methods; caring for a dishonest girlfriend’s puppy poultry; failing miserably at roadside checks in entrance of police officers; spraying indoor centipedes with affordable cologne. Has my lifestyles ever been this undesirable? Nope. Have I ever felt like this sort of foreigner in an already-strange land? no longer even shut. Do I want that Id’ written those tales? totally. I’m jealous. The flavor of Penny’s the simplest journey at a astounding carnival. “ – George Singleton, writer of The Half-Mammals of Dixie and These everyone is Us.

“These tales are haunting and continuously surprising.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The flavor of Penny agitates the experience in 13 tales glossy and mischievous. This assortment captures love, relationships, and discovering one's means within the twenty-first century.

Jeff Parker is the writer of the radical Ovenman (Tin House). His brief fiction and nonfiction have seemed in American brief Fiction, the simplest American Nonrequired examining, Indiana overview, Ploughshares, Tin apartment, The Walrus, and others. He teaches artistic writing on the college of Toronto.

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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation

By Adam Resnick

“Damn, this ebook is good.” —Jon Stewart

Emmy Award–winning author Adam Resnick all started his profession at Late evening with David Letterman sooner than honing his chops in video clips and cable tv, together with HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. whereas courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial,” Resnick plunges readers deep into his stricken psyche during this uproarious memoir-in-essays. formed by means of such touchstone occasions as a demanding Easter egg hunt and overwrought by way of obsessions, he refuses to be harassed by means of chores like simple social legal responsibility and private development. Resnick is lower from a similar unusual textile as Louis C.K., and Will now not Attend showcases his writing at its overtly hilarious top.

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20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker

By Deborah Treisman

In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to common media assurance their choice of "20 below 40"―the younger fiction writers who're, or could be, primary to their new release. The journal released twenty tales through this stellar workforce of writers over the process the summer season. they're now amassed for the 1st time in a single volume.

The variety of voices is outstanding. there's the lyrical realism of Nell Freudenberger, Philipp Meyer, C. E. Morgan, and Salvatore Scibona; the satirical comedy of Joshua Ferris and Gary Shteyngart; and the genre-bending stories of Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Téa Obreht. David Bezmozgis and Dinaw Mengestu provide transparent eyed pictures of immigration and identification; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, ZZ Packer, and Wells Tower provide voice-driven, idiosyncratic narratives. Then there are the haunting sociopolitical tales of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, and Yiyun Li, and the metaphysical fantasies of Chris Adrian, Rivka Galchen, and Karen Russell.

Each of those writers reminds us why we learn. and every is aiming for greatness: struggling with to get and to carry our recognition in a tradition that's flooded with phrases, sounds, and photographs; scuffling with to shock, to entertain, to coach, and to maneuver not just us yet generations of readers to come back. A landmark assortment, 20 lower than forty stands as a testomony to the energy of fiction today.

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Berlin Stories (New York Review Books Classics)

By Robert Walser

A brand new York evaluation Books Original

In 1905 the younger Swiss author Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to hitch his older brother Karl, already a big stage-set fashion designer, and instantly threw himself into the colourful social and cultural lifetime of town. Berlin tales collects his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical observations on each element of the bustling German capital, from its theaters, cabarets, painters’ galleries, and literary salons, to the metropolitan road, markets, the Tiergarten, rapid-service eating places, and the electrical tram. initially showing in literary magazines in addition to the feuilleton sections of newspapers, the early tales are characterised by means of a joyous urgency and the generosity of an unconventional advisor. Later items take the shape of extra own reflections at the writing strategy, stories, and personality experiences. All are jam-packed with counter-intuitive pictures and vignettes of startling readability, showcasing a special expertise for whom no aspect used to be trivial, at grips with a urban diving headlong into modernity.

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Gravé sur chrome

By William Gibson

Gravé sur chrome (titre unique : Burning chrome) est un recueil de nouvelles cyberpunk écrit par William Gibson et publié en 1986. Il a été publié en France chez J'ai lu en 1987 (ISBN 2-277-22940-7).

Contenu du recueil
Johnny Mnemonic ((en) Johnny Mnemonic, 1981)
Fragments de rose en hologramme ((en) Fragments of a Hologram Rose, 1977)
Le style intégré ((en) The Belonging variety, 1981)
Coécrit avec John Shirley.
Hinterlands ((en) Hinterlands, 1981)
Étoile rouge, blanche orbite ((en) crimson megastar, wintry weather Orbit, 1983)
Coécrit avec Bruce Sterling.
Hôtel New Rose ((en) New Rose inn, 1981)
Le Marché d'hiver ((en) The iciness industry, 1986)
Duel aérien ((en) DogFight, 1985)
Coécrit avec Michael Swanwick.
Gravé sur chrome ((en) Burning Chrome, 1982)

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Shine: An Anthology of Near-Future Optimistic Science Fiction

A suite of near-future, confident SF tales the place a number of the genre's brightest stars and most fun new skills painting the potential roads to a greater the next day to come. that includes orginal stoires via Alastair Reynolds, Kay Kenyon, Lavie Tidhar, Jason Andrew Madeline Ashby, Jacques Barcia, Eva Maria Chapman, Ken Edgett, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Eric Gregory, Mari Ness, Holly Phillips, Gareth L. Powell & Aliette de Bodard, Gord Sellar, Paula R. Stiles and Jason Stoddard, certainly now not a plethora of Pollyannas (but neither a barrage of dystopias), SHINE will exhibit that optimistic switch is much from being a foregone end, yet has to be demanding fought, cutting edge, strong and creative. Let's make our tomorrows SHINE.

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