Nebula Award Stories Sixteen (Nebula Awards Showcase) by Clifford D. Simak, Michael Swanwick, Suzy McKee Charnas,

By Clifford D. Simak, Michael Swanwick, Suzy McKee Charnas, Philip K. Dick, Howard Waldrop, Charles L. Grant, Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Visit Amazon's Jerry Pournelle Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Jerry Pournelle, , John F. Carr

Includes the Nebula Award profitable tales for 1980, plus a few nominees. comprises: Grotto of the Dancing Deer, via Clifford Simak (Winner, 1980 Nebula, 1981 Hugo, 1981 Locus Poll); Ginungagap, by way of Michael Swanwick (nominated, 1980 Nebula); Unicorn Tapestry, via Suzy McKee Charnas (winner, 1980 Nebula; nominated, 1981 international myth Award); Rautavaara's Case, via Philip okay. Dick (nominated, 1980 British technological know-how Fiction Award); The grotesque Chickens, via Howard Waldrop (winner, 1980 Nebula, 1981 global delusion Award; nominated, 1981 Hugo, 1981 Balrog); secrets and techniques of the guts, through Charles L. supply (nominated, 1980 Nebula). additionally integrated are an essay through the simplest novel winner, Gregory Benford; an essay on movies of 1980 via invoice Warren; and essays via Michael Glyer and Algis Budrys.

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I Knew You'd Be Lovely: Stories by Alethea Black

By Alethea Black

Alethea Black's deeply relocating and completely unique debut contains a coterie of memorable characters who've reached emotional crossroads of their lives. Brimming with humor, irony, and insights concerning the unpredictable nature of lifestyles, the insufferable fantastic thing about destiny, and the ability that one second, or one determination, may have to remodel us, I Knew you would be gorgeous delivers that infrequent thing—stories with either an aspect and a center.

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I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China (Weatherhead Books by Wen Zhu

By Wen Zhu

In 5 richly imaginitive novellas and a quick tale, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and darkish comedy of China within the post-Mao period. A frank mirrored image of the seamier part of his nation's more and more capitalist society, Zhu Wen's fiction deals an audaciously plainspoken account of the usually hedonistic individualism that's feverishly taking root.Set opposed to the mundane landscapes of up to date China-a worn Yangtze River vessel, affordable diners, a failing manufacturing facility, a for-profit clinic working via dated socialist norms-Zhu Wen's tales zoom in at the usually tragicomic trivialities of lifestyle during this fast-changing state. With matters starting from provincial mafiosi to nightmarish households and oppressed manufacturing unit staff, his claustrophobic narratives depict a spiritually bankrupt society, periodically rocked via spasms of out of control violence. for instance, i like money, a narrative approximately informal intercourse in a provincial urban whose caustic portrayal of numb disillusionment and cynicism, triggered a right away sensation within the chinese language literary institution whilst it was once first released. The novella's unfastened, colloquial voice and sharp concentrate on the indignity and iniquity of a society trapped among communism and capitalism exhibit Zhu Wen's unprecedented skill to make literary experience of the unusual, ideologically harassed amalgam that's modern China.Julia Lovell's fluent translation deftly reproduces Zhu Wen's wry humorousness and robust command of element and surroundings. the 1st book-length ebook of Zhu Wen's fiction in English, i admire money and different tales of China deals readers entry to a trailblazing writer and marks an immense contribution to chinese language literature in English. (9/18/2006)

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Paris Metro Tales by Helen Constantine

By Helen Constantine

Following Helen Constantine's hugely winning Paris stories, Paris Metro Tales bargains 22 extraordinary brief tales set all through Paris-all attached through the underground tunnels of its famed Metro.
The trip starts on the Gare du Nord, stops at 20 underground stations alongside the best way, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt, each one tale resembling one of many 20 arrondissements of Paris. Readers are invited to discover their method during the underground, altering trains while worthwhile and imaginatively rising to learn a narrative it its unique surroundings. The tales variety from the 15th-century account of the spectacular Saint Genevieve, buyer saint of Paris, via stories by means of favourite writers corresponding to Zola, Simenon, Balzac, and Maupassant. even though attached through the metro, the themes of those brief tales range largely: from Martine Delerm's gripping narrative of the final hours of Modigliani's mistress to Gérard de Nerval's wealthy evocation of the bustling marketplace in Les Halles within the 1850s, Colette's not likely involvement in a site visitors twist of fate close to the Opéra, and Boulanger's wonderful description of a blackly humorous event in Père Lachaise. as well as writers renowned to the English-speaking global, this assortment additionally contains French authors whose paintings merits wider awareness, together with Frédéric Fajardie, Martine Delerm, Marie Desplechin, Paul Fournel, and Claude Dufresne. every one tale is illustrated with a black-and-white picture and the ebook features a map and steered itinerary throughout the metro procedure.
Perfect for lovers of Paris Tales, connoisseurs of French fiction, and all brief tale fans, Paris Metro Tales deals infrequent glimpses of the darker facet of the "City of Light."

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How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other stories by Sudha Murthy

By Sudha Murthy

Those are only the various questions you will discover replied during this pleasant number of tales recounting real-life incidents from the lifetime of Sudha Murty-teacher, social employee and bestselling author. there's the enticing tale approximately considered one of her scholars who usually performed truant from college. The account of ways her mom s suggestion to economize got here in convenient whilst she desired to aid her husband begin a software program corporation, and the heart-warming story of the promise she made-and fulfilledto her grandfather, to make sure that her little village library could consistently be good provided with books. humorous, lively and encouraging, each one of those tales teaches a helpful lesson concerning the value of doing what you think is true and having the braveness to achieve your goals.

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Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter

By James Salter

First released approximately a quarter-century in the past and one of many only a few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is often American fiction at its such a lot vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained strength and possible easy literary grace. long island lawyers newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute travel of Italy; an bold younger screenwriter all at once discovers the genuine that means of paintings and glory; a rider, remote within the fields, is serious about an awful accident—night is falling, and she or he needs to face her future by myself. those tales verify James Salter as one of many best writers of our time. 

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Detroit Noir by E. J. Olsen, Jon C. Hocking

By E. J. Olsen, Jon C. Hocking

From crime tales within the vintage hard-boiled type to the vividly experimental, from the choice of these risking every thing to the desperation of these with not anything left to lose, Detroit Noir can provide unforgettable stories that seize the city’s darkish vitality.Includes tales by way of: Joyce Carol Oates, Loren D. Estleman, Craig Holden, P.J. Parrish, Desiree Cooper, Nisi scarf, M.L. Liebler, Craig Bernier, Joe Boland, Megan Abbott, Dorene O’Brien, Lolita Hernandez, Peter Markus, Roger okay. Johnson, Michael Zadoorian, and E.J. Olsen.

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To the End of the War: Unpublished Fiction by James Jones

By James Jones

Never-before-published fiction by means of one of many most interesting struggle authors of the 20 th century

In 1943, a tender soldier named James Jones back from the Pacific, frivolously wounded and psychologically affected by the horrors of Guadalcanal. while he was once good adequate to go away the medical institution, he went AWOL instead of go back to provider, and started paintings on a unique of the area conflict II experience.
 
Jones’s AWOL interval used to be short, yet he back to the radical at war’s finish, bringing him to the eye of Maxwell Perkins, the mythical editor of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. Jones may then move directly to write From right here to Eternity, the nationwide e-book Award–winning novel that catapulted him into the ranks of the literary elite.
 
Now, for the 1st time, Jones’s earliest writings are offered the following, as a suite of news approximately guy and battle, a testomony to the nice artist he used to be approximately to become.

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PEN O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the by Laura Furman

By Laura Furman

The PEN/O. Henry Prize tales 2011 contains twenty unforgettable tales chosen from enormous quantities of literary magazines. The successful stories occur in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and have a desirable array of characters: getting older jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African wild baby, and a mute actor in silent movies. additionally incorporated are essays from the eminent jurors on their favourite tales, observations from the winners on what encouraged them, and an in depth source record of magazines.
 
Your destiny Hurtles Down at You
Jim Shepard
 
Diary of an enticing Year
Helen Simpson
 
Melinda
Judy Doenges
 
Nightblooming
Kenneth Calhoun
 
The recovery of the Villa the place Tibor Kálmán as soon as Lived
Tamas Dobozy
 
Ice
Lily Tuck
 
How to go away Hialeah
Jennine Capó Crucet
 
The Junction
David Means
 
Pole, Pole
Susan Minot
 
Alamo Plaza
Brad Watson
 
The Black sq.
Chris Adrian
 
Nothing of Consequence
Jane Delury
 
The ideas Are the Rules
Adam Foulds
 
The Vanishing American
Leslie Parry
 
Crossing
Mark Slouka
 
Bed Death
Lori Ostlund
 
Windeye
Brian Evenson
 
Sunshine
Lynn Freed
 
Never Come Back
Elizabeth Tallent
 
Something You Can’t reside Without
Matthew Neill Null
 
For writer interviews, images, and more,  visit www.ohenryprizestories.com 
 
A element of the proceeds from this publication will visit help the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program.
 

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005 by Laura Furman

By Laura Furman

Mudlavia
Elizabeth Stuckey-French

The short historical past of the useless
Kevin Brockmeier

The Golden period of Heartbreak
Michael Parker

The harm Man
Wendell Berry

The Tutor
Nell Freudenberger

Fantasy for 11 Fingers
Ben Fountain

The excessive Divide
Charles D’Ambrosio

Desolation
Gail Jones

A wealthy guy
Edward P. Jones

Dues
Dale Peck

Speckle Trout
Ron Rash

Sphinxes
Timothy Crouse

Grace
Paula Fox

Snowbound
Liza Ward

Tea
Nancy Reisman

Christie
Caitlin Macy

Refuge in London
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

The Drowned girl
Frances De Pontes Peebles

The Card Trick
Tessa Hadley

What You Pawn i'm going to Redeem
Sherman Alexie

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