Download E-books Honor of the Regiment: Bolos 1 (v. 1) PDF

By Keith Laumer

The way forward for war--and the destiny of man--lies with one computer: the Bolo. With plated armor, a laser cannon, an digital mind, and wheels, it defends humanity from extraterrestrial beings that threaten the complete species. Now comes the amplified background of the Bolo in tales through David Drake, S.M. Stirling, Mercedes Lackey and others.

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Download E-books L'Arbre des possibles et autres histoires PDF

By Bernard Werber

Vingt petites histoires sous forme de contes, de légendes, de mini polars. Bernard Werber nous offre avec L'Arbre des possibles des récits fantastiques où les dieux vont à l'école pour apprendre à gouverner les peuples, où les objets sont soudainement remplacés par leurs noms, où les gens ne savent compter que jusqu'à 20, où l'on half en vacances au XVIIe siècle sans oublier de se faire vacciner contre los angeles peste... Foisonnement d'idées poétiques, de décors grandioses, de personnages drôles et truculents, ce livre révèle un nouvel point de l'œuvre de l'auteur des Fourmis et de L'Empire des anges

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Download E-books Nightmare Magazine Issue 5 (February 2013) PDF

In our February 2013 factor, we now have unique fiction from Ted Kosmatka ("Cry Room") and Sarah Langan ("Sacred Cows"), in addition to reprints by means of Margo Lanagan ("The Goosle") and Norman Partridge ("Blackbirds").

We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a exhibit on our hide artist, and a characteristic interview with Caitlìn R. Kiernan.

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Download E-books The Stories of William Sansom PDF

William Sansom [1912-1976] used to be defined as London's closest similar to Franz Kafka. He wrote in hallucinatory aspect, bringing each photo into pin-sharp concentration . . . Sansom writes of head-aching hatreds and hopeless ecstasies, of malevolent items and wasted lives . . . Sansom's writer defined his paintings as "modern fables", yet what makes them so ripe for rediscovery is their freshness and currency.' Christopher Fowler, autonomous 'The worlds William Sansom surprises into existence are populated with mild stranglers and murderous fans, with beasts that imagine like males and males who dream themselves into beasts. Their environs are usually menacing and unfailingly unusual . . .' Time This lovely assortment, brought through Elizabeth Bowen, deals a sparkling array of Sansom's best fables, between them 'The Wall', 'A Contest of Ladies', 'Displaced Persons', 'Various Temptations', 'A Saving Grace', 'A lady Seldom Found', and 'The Vertical Ladder.' "The Vertical Ladder' . . . a quick tale a few guy mountain climbing a really excessive ladder and turning into increasingly more afraid . . . is a masterpiece, straight away natural inspiration and natural motion, [one] of the simplest brief tales of the 20th century.' B.R. Myers, Atlantic 'A Sansom tale is a journey de strength . . . here's a author whose colleges not just go well with the fast tale yet are suitable by means of it - desirable and, one may well suppose, more advantageous . . . within the narration there needs to be a component of conjury, and of that William Sansom is an obvious master.' Elizabeth Bowen (from her 'Introduction')

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Download E-books Time to Think PDF

By Rigby Taylor

Time To imagine is an fun, considerate and attractive selection of 8 brief stories in regards to the human condition—and how a few gays cope.

•Sebastian and Reginald have a detailed come across with traveling evangelists.
•Robert is so inspired through his attractive cousin and a booklet he learn he does whatever silly that has disastrous effects.
•An unwelcome traveling bore is startled into anxious flight through his host’s extempore philosophising.
•To his mom and dad’ a bit surprised shock, a tender guy pursuing his eccentric pleasures is misunderstood by means of a lusty divorcee, and is simply extricated from self-harm by means of gaining knowledge of and accepting the remainder of his personality.
•The utter boredom of Charlie’s existence in a Nursing domestic has been alleviated through the arriving of Mal… yet there are difficulties to be solved.
•In the now not too far away destiny, an by accident irradiated younger guy sires a really unusual younger baby who groups up together with his lover, a synthetic insemination health care professional to create a brand new species of human… Are they the forerunners of a courageous new international? Or is it too past due?
•A middle-aged guy has a run in along with his obnoxious nephew over a making a song trophy, which triggered him nice pain of spirit while he used to be a pupil.
•After a shy formative years is talked into spending a weekend with an older guy, he develops a style for intercourse and comes to a decision to seduce his Maths instructor; with fun outcomes.

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Download E-books The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol PDF

While Pushkin first learn a number of the tales during this assortment, he declared himself "amazed."  "Here is actual gaiety," he wrote, "honest, unconstrained, with out mincing, with out primness. And in locations what poetry! . . . I nonetheless have not recovered."

More than a century and a part later, Nikolai Gogol's tales proceed to thrill readers internationally. Now a beautiful new translation--from an award-winning crew of translators--presents those tales in all their artistic, exuberant glory to English-speaking readers. For the 1st time, the easiest of Gogol's brief fiction is introduced jointly in one quantity: from the colourful Ukrainian stories that led a few critics to name him "the Russian Dickens" to the Petersburg tales, with their black humor and beautifully demented perspective towards the powers that be. All of Gogol's so much memorable creations are the following: the minor legitimate who misplaces his nostril, the downtrodden clerk whose existence is modified via the purchase of a perfect new overcoat, the wily madman who turns into confident puppy can inform him every little thing he must know.

These remarkable, comedian, completely Russian characters have dazzled generations of readers and had a profound impression on writers reminiscent of Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Now they're brilliantly rendered within the first new translation in twenty-five years--one that's destined to turn into the definitive version of Gogol's most crucial tales.

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Download E-books Lesser Demons PDF

By Norman Partridge

Whereas the solar blisters a loss of life international, a mutant spider battles a squad of toy squaddies and a plastic cowboy on his final ride…

A gangster, a sheriff, and a mysterious traveller face a military of mechanical vampires burrowing up from hell itself in the course of a wild Montana storm…

In a barren region poisoned by means of atomic radiation, an abused boy stands among a rampaging tremendous and the hunter who could make him a grisly trophy…

Beneath a whole Arizona moon, a drifter faces a pack of cruel human animals and the werewolf who butchered his sister…

In the yankee West, a mythical gunslinger gives you a cursed bounty to the one-horse city the place his partner’s ghost awaits.

Tales of hardboiled horror and Twilight quarter noir. Cross-genre blowtorches with undesirable men and worse men. Love tales either darkish and bittersweet. a new novella and broad tale notes. You’ll locate this and extra within the 5th assortment from three-time Bram Stoker award-winner Norman Partridge, an authorLocus calls “one of the main liable, fascinating, and pleasing practitioners of darkish suspense and darkish fantasy… emphasis at the dark.”

In Lesser Demons, Partridge explores the type of fiction that made him either a horror fan and a author. utilizing the shotgun prose of a criminal offense novel, the name tale attracts a perilous bead on H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. “The Iron Dead” introduces Chaney, a monster-hunting pulp hero with a mechanical hand inbuilt hell. “Carrion” cuts a median swath via Robert E. Howard territory, whereas “The monstrous Man” explores darkish shadows of yankee lifestyles by no means imagined within the atom-age horror videos of the fifties.

Part party, half reinvention, Lesser Demons purely serves to underscore RevolutionSF’s verdict: “Norman Partridge is the best author of brief horror fiction going.”

Reviews

"Norman Partridge writes with the economic climate and tool of a Noir grasp. His new tale assortment, Lesser Demons, monitors his certain skill to provide a reader all of the kick-ass excitement of pulp suspense and motion in addition to vivid, advanced characters and deep perception into the mythic hearts of notably American Nightmares." -- Jeffrey Ford

"Norman Partridge pulls no punches even if he's writing hard-boiled westerns, modern noir, or monster stories usually mixed. His tales will take you on a helluva ride". -- Ellen Datlow

“Any new ebook with the identify ‘Norman Partridge’ at the entrance is reason for get together. yet scorching damn—Lesser Demons is my favourite Partridge but, fusing hardboiled, horror, pulp and suspense in daring new ways in which will be unlawful in a few states. you wish this e-book. you would like this publication now.” Duane Swierczynski

“Norman Partridge has any such wealth of talent—a prose sort of wondrous luminosity and charm; a story force that consists of the reader inexorably to the astonishing climax; a capability to express violence and gruesomeness with out the least recommendation of crudity or exploitation; and an mind's eye that opens new worlds to all who enterprise inside his realm—that will probably be attractive to chart his direction sooner or later. Lesser Demons is another building-block in what is going to be a magnificent physique of artistic paintings that Partridge will go away to the future.” - S.T. Joshi

“Norman Partridge writes as though the satan himself had a sawed-off shotgun pointed at his head. In Lesser Demons, he is going drag-racing hellbent-for-leather around the wealthy and bloody drive-in graveyard of popular culture that he claimed years in the past, digging up Lovecraftian horrors and ’56 Chevys, bloodthirsty spiders and atomic-age giants with genuine human hearts. I enjoyed this book.” - Joe Schreiber

“In the afterword to this assortment, Partridge credit his lifelong love of delusion and horror for a flexible writing type that has garnered 3 Bram Stoker awards. prior to that comment, 10 finely calibrated, genrebending stories reveal his vast variety, from darkish detective fiction to both darkish western yarns…his reward for twisting style conventions in marvelous new methods is unsurpassed.” - Booklist

“A show off of pulp heroics, sharp prose and darkish horror, Lesser Demons supplies the yank mix of horror quick changing into synonymous with the identify Norman Partridge… superb prose with a particular constitution that reads easily; tales that keep in mind the pulp adventures of the previous whereas offering a moment layer of statement; Small city American characters which are recognizable and relatable.” - Stomping the Yeti

“Partridge’s new assortment from Subterranean Press is a tantalizing mixture of hard-boiled noir and supernatural otherworldliness, combining the genres and types that cemented his love for phrases right into a exact variety all his personal. during this booklet you’ll locate greater than a touch of The Twilight quarter bumping up opposed to the staccato prose of crime fiction and the gleeful madness of drive-in monster video clips. every one of those tales borrows liberally from those affects and extra, but all of them stand powerful as entire and unique works in their own.” - darkish Scribe Magazine

“Lesser Demons is a set of news that actually can’t be classified. Mr. Partridge is ready to mix the easiest of The Twilight quarter, vintage monster video clips, detective and western fiction right into a crew of stories that hit challenging and stick with you lengthy when you shut the book.” - well-known Monsters of Filmland

“The assortment definitely objectives readers of horror fiction, yet Partridge’s tremendous characterization and nice story-telling will attract a number of readers. One specific tale, ‘The condominium Inside’, shouldn't be overlooked through anyone.” - San Francisco booklet Review

“With ten tales and an afterword via Partridge, the reader is getting greater than his money’s worthy the following. Partridge has a robust type, hardly going for an inexpensive gross-out whilst a extra subtle terror is feasible, yet his photos will surely persist with the reader lengthy after the e-book is closed.” - SFRevu

“Norm Partridge is a rare storyteller and his welding of noir and horror has created a signature kind popular for its lean, sinewy energy. Lesser Demons is a brutal and unsettling assortment from an writer who has began to solid an extended shadow around the field.” - Laird Barron

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Download E-books In the Mean Time PDF

By Paul Tremblay

A heritage instructor starts off his unorthodox senior direction with clips from an ominous surveillance video, inflicting a student's domestic lifestyles to become worse in addition to the lessons.

A woman with a moment head that adjustments into varied old and fictional identities attempts to discover her father whereas realizing the way to deal with mother and the ebook club.

A web publication records society's gradual, unexplained, yet inexorable finish, or is it just a number of pixel-sized paranoia?

A once-awkward youngster holes up in a kiddie-themed leisure park after the tip of the area, and schemes to take Cinderella's fortress by means of force.

This assortment by way of Paul G. Tremblay (author of The Little Sleep and No Sleep until Wonderland) positive factors fifteen tales of worry and paranoia, tales of apocalypses either societal and private, and tales of longing and coping.

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Download E-books Stories: All-New Tales PDF

By Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio

"The pleasure of fiction is the enjoyment of the mind's eye. . . ."

The most sensible tales pull readers in and preserve them turning the pages, wanting to observe more—to find the solution to the query: "And then what happened?" the real hallmark of serious literature is excellent mind's eye, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio turn out with this awesome assortment, by way of nice fiction, all genres are equivalent.

Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the boundaries of imaginitive fiction and provides the superior writers within the world—from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult—the chance to interact, shield their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed paintings defies effortless categorization and transcends all barriers, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio in my view invited, learn, and chosen the entire tales during this assortment, and their regular for this "new literature of the mind's eye" is excessive. "We desired to learn tales that used a lightning-flash of magic as a fashion of revealing us whatever we have now already visible one thousand occasions as though we've got by no means noticeable it at all."

Joe Hill boldly aligns subject and shape in his traumatic story of a man's descent into evil in "Devil at the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a pro fisherman with a expertise for catching a chew of one other style. Carolyn Parkhurst provides a gloomy twist to sibling competition in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a story of historic gods in sleek ny in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the guts of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a devoted psychologist whose challenge in lifestyles is to save lots of humans in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is on the darkish center of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The fact Is a collapse the Black Mountains."

As it transforms your view of the realm, this wonderful and visionary volume—sure to develop into a classic—will ignite a brand new appreciation for the unlimited realm of remarkable fiction.

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