Category: Short Stories

The Maze of the Enchanter: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 4

Back in print in new alternate paperback variations, the fourth of 5 volumes amassing the total tales of well known “weird fiction” writer Clark Ashton Smith.

“None moves the word of cosmic horror in addition to Clark Ashton Smith. In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of perception, Smith is likely to be unexcelled by way of the other writer.” —H. P. Lovecraft

Clark Ashton Smith, one among the best individuals to seminal pulp magazines akin to Weird Tales, helped outline and form “weird fiction” within the early 20th century, along contemporaries H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his historical past in poetry to express an extraordinary richness of mind's eye and expression in his tales of the weird and fantastical.

The amassed Fantasies sequence provides all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. licensed via the author’s property and recommended by means of Arkham apartment, the tales during this sequence are followed by means of unique heritage notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in coaching for this assortment meticulously in comparison unique manuscripts, a number of typescripts, released variants, and Smith’s personal notes and letters. Their efforts have ended in the main definitive and entire selection of the author’s paintings to date.

The Maze of the Enchanter is the fourth of 5 volumes amassing all of Clark Ashton Smith’s stories of delusion, horror, and technological know-how fiction. It contains all of his tales from "The Mandrakes" (1932) to "The Flower-Women" (1933), and an advent by way of Gahan Wilson.

Skyhorse Publishing, lower than our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to post a large variety of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, challenging SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), myth (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city fable, steampunk, replacement history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas no longer each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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First Love and Other Sorrows: Stories

By Harold Brodkey

Within the vein of John Cheever and J. D. Salinger, this robust choice of brief tales chronicles the lack of innocence, the tough cruelty of social differences, and the suffering of younger loveFirst Love and different Sorrows is the hauntingly appealing debut number of brief tales from American grasp Harold Brodkey. Written while the writer was once in his twenties, those powerful, affecting stories bear in mind the intoxicating pleasure of younger, springtime love, whereas lamenting the betrayal of desires and fake beliefs within the evident mild of truth. Set within the Midwest throughout the Fifties, old flame and different Sorrows facilities round a Jewish kinfolk that has lately misplaced its patriarch—and with him the area of privilege. during the eyes of a son, a sister, and a mother—each one suffering to discover a foothold in either relations and society—these tales discover category prejudice, obsessive love, and the tragic foibles and emotional truths of being human. past love and different Sorrows is masterful fiction from a rare literary artist.

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Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)

By Arthur C. Clarke

This choice of Clarke's paintings used to be initially released in 1953, whilst it was once chosen as the best technology Fiction books of the 12 months by means of Boucher and McComas. It includes many brief tales that will later develop into classics, together with "The Sentinel"-the foundation for the later vintage 2001: an area Odyssey.

These tales current a super show off of Clarke's many-layered method of the ethical dilemmas of clinical advancement-from the exciting and brutal "Breaking pressure" to the extra poetic and considerate "Second Dawn." This assortment represents a tour-de-force of technological know-how Fiction storytelling bound to pride enthusiasts of Clarke's paintings and the SF style.

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The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories

By Simon Rich

"One of the funniest books you are going to learn this year."--Publishers Weekly

Love should be messy, painful, or even tragic. while visible during the eyes of Simon wealthy it may well even be hilarious.

In thirty brief, sharp, inventive tales, wealthy evokes a few unforgettable romances: An unused prophylactic describes existence inside of a teenage boy's pockets; God juggles the calls for of his needy female friend with the looming closing date for earth's production; and a lovestruck Sherlock Holmes ignores all of the clues that his girlfriend's been dishonest on him.

As spell binding, candy, and absurd as love itself, those tales are Simon Rich's Valentine to readers, an impossible to resist selection of delights. All that is lacking is the heart-shaped field.

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The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

The mythical writer’s first assortment in additional than ten years—and, eventually, the definitive one. A literary occasion of the top order.

pleasure Williams has been celebrated as a grasp of the quick tale for 4 a long time, her renown passing as a given from one iteration to the following even within the moving panorama of up to date writing. And in the end the great scope of her singular fulfillment is wear reveal: thirty-three tales drawn from 3 much-lauded collections, and one other 13 showing the following for the 1st time in ebook shape. Forty-six tales in all, a ways and away the main complete quantity in her lengthy profession, showcasing her crisp, based prose, her darkish wit, and her uncanny skill to light up our international via characters and events that think right away atypical and overseas and disturbingly familiar. Virtually all American writers have their favourite pleasure Williams tales, as do many readers of every age, and every considered one of them is accessible here.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Unremarkable Heart

By Karin Slaughter

What's attainable? that each unmarried individual on the earth is conspiring to make you appear a idiot, or that you're merely fooling your self?

Five and part months in the past June Connor, a high-school central with virtually 1000 kids in her cost, was once given a dying sentence. She had simply over 5 months to place her apartment so as and to sq. her moral sense. She had paintings, she had obligations. and she or he had a guy, her husband Richard, who had robbed her of her solid popularity, her lifelong friendships and her convenience in her previous age. a guy who may watch her die.

There's one fact that June doesn't are looking to take to her grave along with her.
But Richard has different principles!

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Yo, etcétera (CONTEMPORANEA)

En 1978 vieron los angeles luz en forma de libro por primera vez los relatos que Susan Sontag fue publicando en las revistas más importantes de l. a. época. Muestran a una escritora que se aleja de los angeles cotidianidad y se maneja con soltura entre atmósferas opresivas, que baraja temas como el amor, el conocimiento, l. a. relación con el pres

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Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

By Raymond Carver

By the time of his early loss of life in 1988, Raymond Carver had verified himself as one of many nice practitioners of the yank brief tale, a author who had not just discovered his personal voice yet imprinted it within the imaginations of millions of readers. Where I’m Calling From, his final assortment, encompasses vintage tales from CathedralWhat We speak about after we speak about Love, and prior Carver volumes, in addition to seven new works formerly unpublished in ebook shape. jointly, those 37 tales provide us a great assessment of Carver’s lifestyles paintings and exhibit us why he used to be so commonly imitated yet by no means equaled.

From the publication edition.

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Infieles y adulterados (Ilustrados)

«No hay estadísticas fiables sobre el número de adulterios que se cometen en el mundo cada hora, cada minuto, cada segundo, pero son tantos que casi estamos a punto de afirmar que los angeles base del matrimonio es el adulterio. Más aún: l. a. base sobre los angeles que se sostiene los angeles realidad es el adulterio.»
Juan José Millás

Este libro es una tremenda historia de poligamia: los angeles de un escritor con catorce ilustradores. El adulterio está en todas partes. Como cube el propio Juan José Millás «hay adúlteros de tarde y de mañana y de noche y de madrugada, de fin de semana y de día laborable. Los sitios en los que se consuma l. a. infidelidad son de lo más variado también, desde los apartamentos con olor a cebolla a hoteles de tercera, pasando por sótanos, automóviles, cuartuchos de fotocopiadoras o palacios.»

El arte del engaño y l. a. infidelidad se despliega en estos cuentos, llenos de ironía y de imágenes cotidianas y surrealistas, en los que tienen voz los amantes, los esposos, los mentirosos y los engañados. El trabajo gráfico va como anillo al dedo a estas historias de amor, sexo y otras perversiones.

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Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics)

By Robert Sheckley

An NYRB Classics Original

Robert Sheckley used to be an eccentric grasp of the yank  brief tale, and his stories, no matter if set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern ads businesses, or aboard spaceships lighting fixtures out for adverse planets, are one of the so much startlingly unique of the 20th century. this day, because the new worlds, trade universes, and artificial pleasures Sheckley foretold turn into our truth, his imaginative and prescient starts off to appear much less absurdist and extra prophetic. This retrospective choice, selected via Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings jointly the easiest of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once more that he belongs beside such mordant critics of latest mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

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