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  • Shirley Jackson

    A powerfulcollection of short stories by Shirley Jackson "The Lottery," one of the mostterrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it wasfirst published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typicalreader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusualstories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range-from thehilarious to the truly horrible-and power as a...read more

  • Lewis Shiner

    Lewis Shiner's stunning science fiction debut After theworld's governments collapsed, the corporations took control. Houston'sPulsystems has sent an expedition to the lost Martian colony of Frontera tosearch for survivors, but Reese, aging hero of the US space program, knowsbetter. The colonists are not only alive; they have discovered a secret sodevastating that the new rulers of Earth will stop at nothing to own it. Butnone of them have reckoned with Kane, tortured veteran of the corporate wars,whose hallucinatory voices are urging him to complete an ancient cycle ofheroism and alter the destiny of the human...read more

  • Anna Katharine Green

    An old and dilapidatedinn in upstate New York provides the setting for this gothic mystery involvingtwo couples in eighteenth-century Revolutionary America. Told through the diary entries of an innkeeper named Mrs. Truax, this chilling tale concerns Edwin Urquhart, who arrives with his bride at the Forsaken Inn fortheir honeymoon. The very next day, the couple leaves-but something has transpired during the night, a mystery that won't be solved until many years...read more

  • Ben Bova

    An exciting collection of SF stories by Hugo Award-winningauthor Ben Bova No matter what strange forms the future takes, saysBen Bova in his introduction, crime and criminals will always be with us-andwith them, the need for law enforcement. Included in this collection of shortstories are the full-length novel City ofDarkness and "Brillo"-the famous collaboration between Bova and...read more

  • Peter Buwalda

    Siem Sigerius is a beloved, brilliant professor ofmathematics with a promising future in politics. His family-including a lovingwife, two gorgeous, intelligent stepdaughters, and a successful futureson-in-law-and carefully appointed home in the bucolic countryside complete theportrait of a comfortable, morally upright household. But there are elements ofSiem's past that threaten to upend the peace and stability that he hasachieved, and when he stumbles upon a deception that's painfully close to home,things begin to fall apart. A cataclysmic explosion in a fireworks factory, theadvent of Internet pornography, and the reappearance of a discarded, dangerousson all play a terrible role in the...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of twenty-six short stories detailing the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. These include “A Horseman in the Sky,” “Chickamauga,” “The Applicant,” “A Holy Terror,” “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”—perhaps his most famous story of all—and twenty-one other disturbing tales. Their messages about the horrors of war live on vividly to this day. “Ambrose Bierce is arguably the finest not-quite-first-rate writer in nineteenth-century American literature.”—New York Review of Books, praise for the...read more

  • Jennifer Decuir

    Before Sam could tell Wynter how he felt about her, tragedy tore them apart. Twelve years later fate drops Wynter on Sam’s doorstep. She’s widowed, desperately broke, and very pregnant. Sam has spent his entire adult life trying to forget Wynter, and here she was, ready to collect on a promise he’d made when he was young and in love. His sense of honor dictates that he take her in when she needs him most—it’s only temporary, after all. But living under the same roof quickly leads to old feelings resurfacing. Now the one person he wanted to leave behind is the one person he can’t let go. She knows that seeing her reminds Sam of everything he’d lost, but Wynter has no choice....read more

  • Gregory Benford

    The award-winning author of Timescape and Eater returns with a gripping new novel set in the same dynamic future as his wildly popular The Martian Race. Their historic mission to Mars made Julia and Victorthe most famous astronauts of all time. Now, decades later, they are ordered bythe Consortium to Pluto, where they will rendezvous with another starship ledby the brilliant, arrogant Captain Shanna Axelrod. Here, on the frozen ammoniashore of Pluto's methane sea, Shanna has discovered intelligent creaturesthriving in the -300° degree temperatures. But even as their findings shiftfrom the amazing to the inconceivable, the two crews must overcome their ownintense rivalry to work together,...read more

  • C. L. Moore

    First published in the pages of Weird Tales in 1934, C. L. Moore's Jirel of Joiry is the firstsignificant female sword-and-sorcery protagonist and one of the most excitingand evocative characters the genre has ever known. Published alongside seminalworks by H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, the five classic fantasy talesincluded in this volume easily stand the test of time and often overshadow thestorytelling power and emotional impact of stories by Moore's more famouscontemporaries. A seminal work from one of fantasy's most important authors, Black God's Kiss is an essentialaddition to any fantasy...read more

  • Sarban

    A masterful horror tale by the authorof The Sound of His Horn The Doll Maker tells the tale of Clare Lydgate, ayoung woman studying at boarding school for her Oxford scholarshipexaminations. In the evenings, she escapes the school grounds by climbing overthe wall of Brackenbine Hall. It is here that she encounters the charismaticand mysterious Niall Sterne, the "Doll Maker." This is a subtle, intelligent,and compelling tale of...read more

  • Robert Sheckley

    Untouched by Human Hands consists of thirteen stories of beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality. Some of these stories tell of people you know or of events that might happen—but haven’t yet. Some will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky and to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus. And some—perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories—open into the interior of strange minds to reveal the reflection of ourselves. This classic collection consists of the following short stories: “The Monsters,” “Cost of Living,” “The Altar,” “Shape,” “The Impacted Man,” “Untouched by Human Hands,” “The King’s Wishes,”...read more

  • A. E. Hotchner

    This program includes archival recordings of Ernest Hemingway Hemingway's deeply reflective account of his destructive Paris affair and how it affected the legendary life he rebuilt after, as told to his best friend, the writer A.E. Hotchner. In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke: a few weeks later, Ernest Hemingway was released home, where he took his own life. Their final conversation was also the final installment in a story whose telling Hemingway had spread over nearly a decade. In characteristically pragmatic terms, Hemingway divulged to Hotchner the details of the affair...read more

  • Jonathan L. Howard

    An ongoing, episodic "prose comic" from which the pictures are summoned by the magic of words, Goon Squad is set in a version of modern-day Manchester. Its biggest divergence from the real city is that it-along with most other large urban centers-has a team of superheroes to protect it against unusual threats with which the conventional forces of law and order would have problems. Goon Squad, Volume 3: Old Enemies is composed of: "Life during Wartime," "Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Does Whatever a Red Wolf Can," "Shadow of the Vivisector," "The Man from Switzerland," "The End of the Year Show," as well as an introduction read by the...read more

  • Jane Candia Coleman

    In The Italian Quartet, Sara Marcello, a writer with roots in Italy, is invited to the island villa of Ugo and Olivia Bellini, two wealthy and worldly antiquarians. In this place of myth, belonging as much to Homer and Prospero as to the present, Sara discovers that she is at the center of Olivia's obsessive desire to possess the secret of creative genius. And, although she doesn't know it, Sara is also replaying the sixty-year-old tragedy of her grandmother, Gelsomina. Gelsomina was sent to America to break up an affair of hers that her family did not want to happen, and like Gelsomina, Sara must enter an unworkable love affair whose resolution can only be clear in hindsight....read more

  • Scott Burdick

    Kayla Nighthawk, born crippled and orphaned in the theocratic realm of Potemia, defies her society's ban against reading the ancient books on sciencecraft. Her search for a cure for her deformities and for the meaning of existence itself becomes a matter of life or death for Kayla-as well as for all of humanity. This is the history of the next millennium of humankind. An epic tale of technology and the backlash against it. A journey of war, love, sex, revenge, and heartbreak-a philosophical adventure...read more

  • William Campbell Powell

    Expiration Day is an insightful coming-of-age novel set in the near future by debut author William Campbell Powell. It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Tania Deeley has always been told that she's a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. When a decline in global fertility ensued, it was the creation of these near-perfect human copies called teknoids that helped to prevent the utter collapse of society. Though she has always been aware of the existence of teknoids, it is not until her first day at the Lady Maud High School for Girls that Tania realizes that her best friend,...read more

  • A. W. Exley

    The flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks. Except it wasn't flu, and death gave them back. Seventeen-year-old Ella copes the best she can by caring for her war-injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals. Like rats, these vermin spread pestilence with every bite. Ella's world collides with another when she nearly decapitates a handsome stranger-one who is very much alive. Seth deMage, the new Duke of Leithfield, has returned to his ancestral home with a mission from the War Office: control the plague of vermin in rural Somerset. He needs help; he just didn't expect to find it in a katana-wielding scullery...read more

  • Lee French

    Portland has a dragon problem. Now genuinely a Spirit Knight, sixteen-year-old Claire wants to know everything about the job. Fate dumps a dragon on her and she only has more questions. She knows how much she needs training and wishes she could snap her fingers to learn everything at once. Justin can answer Claire's questions, but between his demanding young daughters, his sarcastic horse, and the recent loss of his own mentor, he'd rather just be a Knight. No one told him adopting an apprentice would devour all his free time and dredge up the past. In this sequel to Girls Can't Be Knights, Claire and Justin face dragons, ghosts, witches, echoes, and memories. Their survival and...read more

  • Rosemary Wells

    Growing up on the Osage Indian reservation, Maria Tallchief was a gifted pianist and dancer. According to Osage tradition, women are not permitted to dance, but Maria's parents recognized her gifts and allowed her to break the rule. Then when Maria reached the age of twelve, her father told her it was time to choose between her two loves. Maria chose ballet. It was a decision that would change not only the course of her life, but the face of classical ballet in America. The fascinating story of Maria Tallchief's rise to become America's prima ballerina will captivate young...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    The first audiobook in bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series—a unique re-imagining of the biblical tale Sarai was a child of ten years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed. Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater...read more