Download E-books Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories PDF

By Frederik Pohl

Platinum Pohl is the 1st assortment to assemble the entire crucial works of Frederik Pohl. initially, Pohl is a grasp of the technological know-how fiction brief tale. For greater than fifty years he has been writing incisive, wonderful 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 consistently written brief fiction.

Now, for the 1st time, he has collected jointly the easiest of his many tales. Spanning the many years, those stories are of their means a residing historical past of technological know-how fiction. simply because Frederik Pohl has been at the frontlines of the sector because the halcyon days of the past due Nineteen Thirties, and has written brief tales in each decade considering the fact that. and since he has constantly been a willing observer of the human and the realm that's formed through it, his tales replicate the currents of political hobbies, social developments, significant occasions that experience shaken the realm . . .

Yet at their middle, all his tales are so much acutely excited by humans. all types of individuals. a few are humans you are going to love, a few you are going to hate. yet it is very important discover what occurs to the folks who inhabit those tales. simply because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a intensity and individuality that makes them as actual as humans you spot each day. in fact, he additionally employs a mind-boggling number of clinical rules and technological know-how fictional tropes with which his characters needs to have interaction. And he does all of it with doubtless no attempt in any respect. that is a few trick. no longer every person can do this . . . yet that is why he was once named a Grand grasp of technological know-how Fiction by way of his friends within the technological know-how Fiction Writers of America.

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

Altogether, a grand number of thought-provoking, interesting technological know-how fiction by way of one of many all-time greats!

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Download E-books The Wisdom of Father Brown PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

British author GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically approximately his wide-ranging philosophies-he is very unlikely to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a large choice of avenues: he used to be a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, funny type earned him the identify of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and approximately 4,000 essays-remain one of the such a lot loved within the English language Chesterton is better remembered, possibly, as a spinner of puzzle stories, and for his ordinary personality of dad Brown. This 1914 choice of tales comprises a number of the crime-solving priest's maximum situations: . "The Absence of Mr. Glass" . "The Paradise of Thieves" . "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch" . "The guy within the Passage" . "The Mistake of the Machine" . "The Head of Caesar" . "The crimson Wig" . "The Perishing of the Pendragons" . "The God of the Gongs" . "The Salad of Colonel Gray" . "The unusual Crime of John Boulnois" . "The Fairy story of pop Brown"

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Download E-books Ladies and Gentlemen (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Adam Ross

After his largely celebrated debut, Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross now offers a darkly compelling choice of tales approximately brothers, loners, fanatics, and lives jam-packed with sturdy intentions, misunderstandings, and obscured motives.

A hotshot legal professional, confused by means of years of guilt and resentment, involves the rescue of his irresponsible, impossible to resist more youthful brother. An unsettling tale resonates among the dysfunctional couple telling it and their listening acquaintances in addition. A lonely professor, often regaled with unbelievably unique stories by way of the workplace handyman, without warning fears he’s being requested to abet a murderous fugitive. an ungainly yet nervy adolescent makes use of his short profession as a baby actor to additional his designs on a WASPy friend’s likely untouchable sister. a guy down on his good fortune closes in on a mysterious, much-needed activity provide whereas doing a great flip for his fragile neighbor, with effects right now surreal and hilarious. And whilst collage childrens goad one another on in an escalating sequence of breathtaking dares, the result is as tragic because it is ambiguous.

Laced with glimmers of redemption, younger strength, and hard-won knowledge, those noirish tales unspool purposefully and fluidly; jointly they make certain the coming of—as Michiko Kakutani positioned it in The big apple Times—“an greatly proficient writer.”

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Download E-books The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland PDF

By Frank O'Connor

'Father,' I stated, feeling i would to boot get it over whereas I had him in an exceptional humour, 'I had all of it prepared to kill my grandmother.'

Praised as Ireland's Chekhov, Frank O'Connor used to be a contemporary grasp of the quick tale. From an novice brass band divided by means of partisanship to English infantrymen who befriend their Irish captors, and from a child's comedian confession to the tip of a small-town friendship, those 4 funny and tragic tales refract common truths in the course of the prism of 20th-century Ireland.

This publication comprises The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed eire, site visitors of the country, a narrative by means of Maupassant, and primary Confession.

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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. if you happen to combine Ellison with wild abilities like these names indexed above, you've gotten a booklet as designated because the Abominable Snowperson. this is the 1st choice of collaborative tales ever created, every one deranged imaginative and prescient entire 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 The Last Shot: Eleven Stories and a Novella PDF

By Leon Rooke

From one in every of Canada's so much compelling and imaginitive writers of brief fiction comes a brand new selection of 11 tales and a novella. With tales either magical and unforeseen, Leon Rooke astounds together with his method of the paintings of storytelling. From the novella concerning the surreal adventures of Prissy Thibidault within the deep south staring at alligator wrestling whereas white racists become blacks; to tales that come with the unusual wanderings of a boy known as darkish looking for his mom; the get away of a number of homosexual buddies from their respective relationships for the brilliant lighting fixtures of Paris;

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Download E-books Sniff le snuff PDF

By Oscar Letho

Elke, jeune parisienne extravertie et “diva”, s’initie malgré elle à l’univers du X.

Ingénue et intolerable, l. a. volubile jeune femme vous embarque et vous en fait voir de toutes les couleurs.

Avant de se lancer dans le roman policier avec « les Épines anonymes », Oscar Letho a écrit cette première nouvelle, mélange d’audace crue et d’absurdités comiques, dans un cocktail tonique et revigorant.

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Download E-books The Toughest Indian in the World PDF

By Sherman Alexie

A cherished American author whose books are championed by means of critics and readers alike, Sherman Alexie has been hailed via Time as "one of the higher new novelists, Indian or otherwise." Now his acclaimed new assortment, The hardest Indian within the World, which got common compliment in hardcover, comes in paperback. In those tales, we meet the type of American Indians we infrequently see in literature -- the sort who pay their accounts, carry down jobs, fall out and in of affection. A Spokane Indian journalist transplanted from the reservation to town choices up a hitchhiker, a Lummi boxer seeking to tackle the hardest Indian on this planet. A Spokane son waits for his diabetic father to come back domestic from the medical institution, tossing out the Hershey Kisses the daddy has hidden all around the apartment. An estranged interracial couple, separated in the course of a site visitors twist of fate, rediscover their love for every different. A white drifter holds up a global condominium of Pancakes, challenging a greenback according to buyer and an individual to like, and emerges with $42 and an obese Indian he dubs Salmon Boy. Sherman Alexie's voice is one among striking ardour, and those tales are love tales -- among mom and dad and youngsters, white humans and Indians, motion picture stars and traditional humans. Witty, delicate, and fierce, The hardest Indian within the World is a virtuoso functionality via one of many country's most interesting writers.

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Download E-books Strange Tales (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

Edited and With an advent through David Stuart Davies
'Some six or seven toes above the port bulwarks, framed in fog, and as completely unsupported because the complete moon, hung a Face. It was once no longer human, and it definitely was once now not animal, for it didn't belong to this earth as recognized to guy'
Rudyard Kipling, celebrated writer of The Jungle publication, the simply so tales and different exciting fictions, was once additionally a grasp of the fast tale within which he used to be capable of mix the unusual and unnerving as a way to draw the reader into the realm of his personal darkish imaginings.
This assortment offers the simplest of those unusual stories during which ghosts, monsters and inexplicable happenings abound. From the unique and magical locale of India, to the leafy suburbs of britain after which to the blood-soaked trenches of the 1st international warfare, Kipling offers us with a chilling array of stories and pictures so that it will linger lengthy within the reminiscence.

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Download E-books El libro de arena (CONTEMPORANEA) PDF

Un volumen de cuentos impredecible.

«Me dijo que su libro se llamaba El libro de arena, porque ni el libro ni l. a. area tienen ni principio ni fin.»

El primero de los cuentos reunidos aquí retoma el tema del doble: los protagonistas de «El otroK son lo bastante distintos para ser dos y lo bastante parecidos para ser uno. «Ulrica» es los angeles historia de un amor efímero. «El Congreso» describe una empresa tan vasta que se confunde con el cosmos y con l. a. suma de los días. «Undr» y «El espejo y los angeles máscara» son relatos sobre literaturas seculares que constan de una sola palabra, mientras que otras piezas imaginan objetos inconcebibles como un libro de infinitas páginas; un volumen impredecible y a los angeles vez monstruoso: el libro de arena.

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