Download E-books Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law PDF

By Joe Abercrombie

Sharp Ends is the final word number of award successful stories and unique new brief tales from the grasp of grimdark fable, Joe Abercrombie. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the phrases are as lethal as the guns during this rogue's gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the area of the 1st Law.

The Union military could be jam-packed with bastards, yet there is just one who thinks he can store the day single-handed while the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.

Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to get well a mysterious merchandise from past the Crinna. just one small challenge: nobody turns out to understand what the article is.

Shevedieh, the self-styled most sensible thief in Styria, lurches from catastrophe to disaster along her ally and maximum enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is eager to deliver peace to the North. there is just one difficulty left - his personal lunatic champion, the main feared guy within the North: the Bloody-Nine . . .

For extra from Joe Abercrombie, try out:

The Shattered Sea Trilogy
Half a King
Half the World
Half a War

The First legislations Trilogy

The Blade Itself
Before they're Hanged
Last Argument of Kings

Stand on my own Novels within the First legislation World
Best Served Cold
The Heroes
Red Country

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Download E-books I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories PDF

By William Gay

William homosexual firmly validated himself as "the tremendous new identify to incorporate within the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) along 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 demanding at paintings charting the pathos in their inside lives.

His debut assortment, I Hate to determine That night sunlight cross Down, brings jointly what Gay's committed readers are longing for and what new readers will locate the ideal advent to his international: 13 tales which are mined from this comparable fertile soil teeming with the grizzled, daily people that homosexual is known for bringing to lifestyles. In those pages readers meet outdated guy Meecham, who escapes from his new nursing domestic simply to discover his son has rented their home to "white trash"; Quincy Nell Qualls, who not just falls in love with the city lothario yet, pregnant, is confronted with an inescapable finish while he abandons her; Finis and Doneita Beasley, whose forty-year marriage is damaged up through a useless puppy; Bobby Pettijohn, who's woke up in the midst of the evening through the noise and lighting fixtures of a seek celebration searching for clues after a physique is found 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 by some means manages to defy ethical common sense as we develop to like his characters for the load in their human mistakes. various as those stories are, what connects them is the strong voice of a born storyteller.

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Download E-books The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution PDF

By Claire Langhamer

Love has a heritage. It has intended various things to diversified humans at diversified moments and has served diverse reasons.

This booklet tells the tale of affection at a very important aspect, a second whilst the emotional panorama replaced dramatically for big numbers of individuals. it's a tale established in England, yet proficient by means of the US, and covers the interval from the tip of the 1st international battle till the break-up of The Beatles.

To the informal observer, this period was once a golden age of marriage. extra humans married than ever earlier than. They did so at more and more more youthful a while. And there has been a revolution in our inspiration of what marriage intended. Pragmatic notions of marriage as establishment have been outdated through the extra romantic perfect of a courting dependent upon person emotional dedication, love, intercourse, and private fulfilment.

And but, this new thought of marriage, in response to a trust within the transformative strength of affection and emotion, carried inside it the seeds of its personal destruction. Romantic love, really while tied to sexual pride, finally proved an unreliable beginning upon which to construct marriages: fatally, it had the capability to evaporate through the years and stressed.

Scratching underneath the outside of the plain 'golden age' of marriage, Claire Langhamer uncovers the genuine tale of affection within the 20th century, through the memories of normal those who lived throughout the interval. it's a story of quiet emotional instability, power subversion, and unsettling swap. At its finish, the belief of life-long marriage was once in severe decline. And, as Langhamer exhibits, this used to be a decline at once rooted within the contradictions and tensions that lay on the center of the emotional revolution itself.

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Download E-books The Abominable Snowman: A Short Story from Dragons at Crumbling Castle PDF

By Terry Pratchett

Captain the Honorable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristam-Boring (known as invoice) is especially wealthy yet very bored.

When famed explorer Alfred Tence* indicates up at Bill's door, lifestyles will get significantly extra interesting. earlier than lengthy, they're rushing off in a taxi to the far away mountains of Chilistan looking for the hairiest, such a lot mysterious monster ever known—the Abominable Snowman!

Featuring the signature wit and invention of 1 of the world's so much cherished writers, this irreverent, illustrated tale is from Dragons at Crumbling citadel and different stories, through Terry Pratchett.

  • Yes, that Alfred Tence—the guy who rowed from Brighton to Bombay in a tub. It's true.]
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    Download E-books Blow-Up: And Other Stories PDF

    By Julio Cortazar

    A tender lady spends her summer time holiday in a rustic apartment the place a tiger roams . . . a guy examining a secret unearths out too past due that he's the murderer's sufferer . . . within the fifteen tales accrued here—including "Blow-Up," which used to be the root for Michelangelo Antonioni's movie of an analogous name—Julio Cortazar explores the boundary the place the typical meets the mysterious, even perhaps the negative.

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    Download E-books Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange PDF

    By Stuart McLean

    In Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe tale alternate, Stuart McLean and his long-time radio manufacturer, Jess Milton, have accumulated their favorite tales from a decade in their much-loved express. this can be a clever, exceptional university of rituals and romance, street journeys and guitar licks, Saturday-night hockey video games and Sunday morning pancakes. a narrative approximately an exploding outhouse sits correct beside one a couple of misplaced love simply because that’s simply what occurs in lifestyles. unhappy issues are all knotted up with humorous issues and candy issues, too.

    The voices in those tales are deepest and private. examining this assortment is like becoming a member of a cocktail party hosted by way of Stuart himself.

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    Download E-books Robot Uprisings PDF

    By Daniel H. Wilson

    People pay attention. because the robot revolution keeps to creep into our lives, it brings with it an drawing close feel of doom. What frightening situations could spread if our know-how have been to head awry? From self-aware robot toys to clever machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to lifestyles the half-formed questions and fears all of us have concerning the expanding presence of robots in our lives. With contributions from a mixture of bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming writers, and together with a unprecedented tale through “the father of man-made intelligence,” Dr. John McCarthy, Robot Uprisings meticulously describes the exhilarating and terrifying near-future within which people can simply live to tell the tale through being cleverer than the rebellious machines they've got created.

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    Download E-books Indian Country Noir (Akashic Noir) PDF

    By Sarah Cortez

    Step into Indian nation. input the darkish welter of background through the Americas, the place the history of violence meets the ferocity of intent.

    Features brand-new tales through: Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martínez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.

    Sarah Cortez, a legislations enforcement officer, is the award-winning writer of the poetry assortment How to Undress a Cop. She brings her historical past as a Tejana with Mexican, French, Comanche, and Spanish blood to the written page.

    Liz Martínez’s tales have seemed in Manhattan Noir, Queens Noir, and Cop stories 2000. She is a member of Wordcraft Circle of local Writers and Storytellers, and she or he lives in New York.

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    Download E-books A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction PDF

    By Terry Pratchett

    The first career-spanning number of brief fiction via Sir Terry Pratchett—one of the main loved and bestselling writers of our time—A Blink of the Screen charts the advance of Pratchett’s inventive vision throughout his prolific profession, from his early writings at school to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally winning Discworld sequence. alongside the best way we're brought to the first released items from Pratchett’s stint as a tender journalist, the experimental tales that originated his later works, and the lyrics to the nationwide anthem of Ankh-Morpork, between different treats. right here, readers will locate new and strange characters and fictional worlds along recognized ones. they're going to additionally locate event, chickens, dying, disco, and, really, a few really anxious rules approximately Christmas, all infused with Pratchett’s inimitable model of humor and energy.

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