Download E-books The Devil You Know PDF

The maximum thinker of all time is supplying to promote his soul to the satan. All he desires is twenty extra years to accomplish his life’s paintings. After that, he particularly doesn’t care.

But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, as the thinker is Saloninus–the maximum thinker, sure, but in addition the best liar, trickster and cheat the realm has but recognized; one of these guy even the daddy of Lies can’t trust.

He’s most likely as much as whatever; yet what?

"Parker generates a good measure of suspense... an complete performance." -- Gary ok. Wolfe (for Locus Magazine)

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Download E-books What Maisie Knew: and The Pupil (Vintage Classics) PDF

By Henry James

Stuck within the crossfire of her mom and dad' acrimonious divorce, witness to their battles, intrigues and affairs, ignored and exploited, Maisie is a baby who is aware an excessive amount of in regards to the global of adults. James's portrait of a bit woman who continues her goodness and dignity within the face of the bitterness and profligacy of her warring mom and dad is either thought-provoking and encouraging.

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Download E-books The Vital Abyss (Expanse) PDF

From New York instances bestselling writer James S. A. Corey . . .

Somewhere within the giant expanse of area, a gaggle of prisoners lives in everlasting captivity.

The basically corporation they've got is one another and the Belters who defend them. the single tales they recognize are the triumphs and crimes that introduced them there. the one destiny they see is an empty lifestyles in a massive room.

And then the fellow from Mars got here alongside . . .

Set within the hard-scrabble sunlight procedure of the Expanse, The very important Abyss deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series.

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Download E-books The Lemoine Affair (The Art of the Novella) PDF

By Marcel Proust, Charlotte Mandell

Their buddy Marcel Proust had killed himself after the autumn in diamond stocks, a cave in that annihilated part of his fortune.

This is the first-ever translation into English of this startling tour-de-force via one of many 20th century’s maximum writers.

The Lemoine Affair was encouraged via the real-life French scandal concerning Henri Lemoine, who claimed he may possibly manufacture diamonds from coal and confident quite a few people—including officials of the De Beers diamond mine corporation and Proust himself—to put money into the scheme. In a chain of pastiches—imitations written within the kind of different writers—Proust tells the tale of the embarrassment rippling throughout excessive society Paris within the wake of the scandal, poking enjoyable at himself (in one tale, a personality pronounces that Marcel Proust is so embarrassed he’s suicidal) whereas lampooning a few of France’s maximum writers, together with Flaubert, Balzac, and Saint-Simon.

packed with subtle wit and impressive wordplay, and rife with allusions to his buddy and fictional characters, many Proust students see the dead-on mimicry of The Lemoine Affair—written quickly after Proust’s rejection of society life—as the paintings wherein he honed his personal specific, masterly voice.

The paintings of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is mostly unrecognized via lecturers and publishers. still, it's a shape cherished and practiced by way of literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville condo celebrates this renegade artwork shape and its practitioners with titles which are, sometimes, provided in e-book shape for the 1st time.

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Download E-books Into the Dreaming (with bonus material) (Highlander) PDF

By Karen Marie Moning

Between the Highlander and Fever worlds lies a spot past imagining.

This re-creation of the novella includes greater than a hundred pages of bonus fabric, including:
• a deleted scene from Kiss of the Highlander
• an offer for a never-published romance
• an alternative commencing model of The darkish Highlander
• a sneak peek at artwork from the impending photograph novel Fever Moon
 
For the 1st time in hardcover, this is number one New York Times bestselling writer Karen Marie Moning’s novella Into the Dreaming, a story of Highland delusion, star-crossed fanatics, and the undying manipulation of the traditional, immortal Unseelie king. this can be Moning at her romantic, funniest finest.
 
Free him from his ice-borne hell . . .
 
Stolen from his cherished domestic within the Highlands of Scotland, imprisoned within the Unseelie king’s darkish, frosty nation, Aedan MacKinnon continued centuries of torture prior to changing into the icy, impassive Vengeance, the darkish king’s dispatcher of loss of life and destruction within the mortal realm.
 
And in his century you either may well reside . . .
 
Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee has constantly believed that she was once born within the unsuitable century, yet she’s controlled to make a good sufficient existence for herself—if simply she might cease having these routine goals a few guy too excellent to exist.
 
In the Dreaming you might have enjoyed him . . .
 
Haunted each evening of her lifestyles through a devastatingly attractive Highlander who involves her whereas she sleeps, Jane attempts to write down him out of her head and center. As a toddler he safe her, as a lady he loves her.
 
Now within the Waking you need to shop him . . .
 
whilst an old tapestry bearing the likeness of her loved Highlander arrives on her doorstep, Jane is whisked again in time to fifteenth-century Scotland, to the fortress of Dun Haakon at the isle of Skye, the place she is given one likelihood to avoid wasting her dream lover . . . or lose him eternally to the Unseelie king.
 
stuck in a perilous video game among the sunshine and darkish courts of the Fae, Jane needs to be able in the course of the ice to the guts of her Highander. yet will the affection of 1 mortal girl be adequate to defeat such historical and ruthless immortal enemies?

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Download E-books Brown Dog: Novellas PDF

By Jim Harrison

“What Harrison does on each web page of Brown Dog is rejoice . . . no longer easily for the sake of enjoyment yet simply because he believes pride is as just about sublimity as people can get. . . . the nice undertaking of existence, he reminds us, is to take a seat nonetheless lengthy sufficient to understand it.” —Anthony Doerr, The big apple occasions e-book Review

“Brown puppy is . . . an everyman at the such a lot basic point . . . vividly, evocatively, alive. . . . those novellas learn like a nuanced dialog among writer and personality. . . . Masterful.” —David Ulin, Los Angeles Times

New York Times best-selling writer Jim Harrison is one among America’s such a lot loved writers. Of all his creations, Brown puppy has earned cult prestige with readers within the greater than twenty years when you consider that his first visual appeal, scrambling to stick out of reformatory after his salvage-diving operation uncovers the frozen physique of an Indian guy within the waters of Lake more suitable. A Publishers Weekly most sensible booklet of the yr, now in paperback, this ebook gathers jointly all of the Brown puppy novellas, together with one who hasn't ever been published.

Brown puppy is a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, a former pulp cutter who seems on paintings as anything to do while he wishes cash, a long way not so good as the pleasures of fishing. in fact, the turn part of this is often that he’s by no means faraway from disaster. Overindulging in meals, drink, and girls whereas simply scraping by way of, B.D. meets a nubile archaeologist who presses him for the site of a sacred local American burial flooring; the resultant flirtation with radicalization leads to B.D. wandering l. a. looking for a stolen bearskin. whilst he returns domestic a bit older and wiser, B.D. will hunt down kin and prove pining for the lesbian social employee who’s pushing him towards balance. the gathering culminates with “He Dog,” written for this ebook, which reveals B.D. nonetheless marginally hired and searching out love (or occasionally quite a few beers and a roll within the hay) as he is going on a highway journey from Michigan to Montana and again, looking for a solution to the riddle of relations and, maybe, an opportunity at redemption.

Witty and poignantly human, Brown Dog underscores Harrison’s position as one in all America’s such a lot irrepressible writers, and considered one of our most interesting practitioners of the novella shape. it's the perfect creation (or reintroduction) to Harrison’s impossible to resist everyman.

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Download E-books Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 30 (November 2012) PDF

Edited via bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, each month Lightspeed brings you a mixture of originals and reprints, and that includes numerous authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you realize to the simplest new voices you haven’t heard of but. in the event you learn Lightspeed, it really is our desire that you’ll see the place technological know-how fiction and delusion comes from, the place it's now, and the place it’s going.

Our present e-book agenda every month contains 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, in addition to function interviews

Welcome to factor thirty of Lightspeed!

This factor might be released at the first day of this year’s international fable conference, because of this almost immediately thereafter we are going to understand the result of this year’s international delusion Awards, for which your humble editor is back nominated. The awards could be introduced on November four, beginning at 1pm jap Time, so in an effort to persist with alongside, head to the internets round then.

The global fable conference also will see the debut of my new anthology, Epic: Legends of myth. Epic is an anthology reprinting the simplest epic delusion brief fiction, that includes authors equivalent to George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Robin Hobb, and extra. If you’d like a sneak peek at what you’ll locate within the anthology, try out “As the Wheel Turns” through Aliette de Bodard; you’ll locate that tale either the following during this factor and within the anthology. And if you would like extra unfastened reads (and/or interviews with the authors), head over to johnjosephadams.com/epic.

Last month observed the debut of our new sister-magazine, Nightmare. in case you take pleasure in horror and darkish delusion, we are hoping you’ll test it out when you haven’t already. Our first factor featured 4 all-new tales through Laird Barron, Sarah Langan, Jonathan Maberry, and Genevieve Valentine; the November factor contains unique fiction through horror legend Ramsey Campbell and up-and-coming author Desirina Boskovich, besides vintage reprints by means of Joe Haldeman and Poppy Z. Brite. simply stopover at www.nightmare-magazine.com, and both learn it at no cost on-line, or purchase one in all our e-book editions—or subscribe!

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With all that out of ways, here’s what we’ve acquired on faucet this month:

We have unique technological know-how fiction via Sandra McDonald (“Searching for Slave Leia”) and Tom Crosshill (“A Well-Adjusted Man”), and SF reprints via Eleanor Arnason (“Ace 167”) and Tobias S. Buckell (“A online game of Rats and Dragon”).

Plus, now we have unique myth through Jeremiah Tolbert (“La Alma Perdida de Marguerite Espinoza”) and Richard Bowes (“Seven Smiles and 7 Frowns”), in addition to delusion reprints by means of Aliette de Bodard (“As the Wheel Turns”) and Carrie Vaughn (“A Princess of Spain”).

For our publication readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “West” through Orson Scott Card, and naturally now we have our ordinary collection of writer and artist spotlights, besides characteristic interviews with bestselling authors Alastair Reynolds and Terry Brooks.

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Download E-books Mile 81 (Kindle Single) PDF

By Stephen King

With the guts of Stand through Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile eighty one is Stephen King unleashing his mind's eye as he drives prior a kind of highway signs...

At Mile eighty one at the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up leisure cease on a street in Maine. it is a position the place highschool young children drink and get into the type of hassle highschool little ones have continually gotten into. it is the position the place Pete Simmons is going while his older brother, who is presupposed to be searching for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play "paratroopers over the side." Pete, armed in simple terms with the magnifying glass he received for his 10th birthday, unearths a discarded bottle of vodka within the boarded up burger shack and beverages adequate to move out.

Not a lot later, a mud-covered station wagon (which is unusual simply because there hadn't been any rain in New England for over per week) veers into the Mile eighty one leisure sector, ignoring the signal that says "closed, no services." The driver's door opens yet not anyone will get out.

Doug Clayton, an coverage guy from Bangor, is using his Prius to a convention in Portland. at the backseat are his briefcase and suitcase and within the passenger bucket is a King James Bible, what Doug calls "the final coverage manual," however it isn't really going to save lots of Doug whilst he makes a decision to be the great Samaritan and support the man within the damaged down wagon. He pulls up at the back of it, places on his four-ways, after which notices that the wagon has no plates.

Ten mins later, Julianne Vernon, pulling a horse trailer, spots the Prius and the wagon, and pulls over. Julianne unearths Doug Clayton's cracked mobile phone close to the wagon door — and will get too shut herself. by the point Pete Simmons wakes up from his vodka nap, there are a part a dozen automobiles on the Mile eighty one leisure cease. youngsters — Rachel and Blake Lussier — and one horse named Deedee are the single dwelling left. except you possibly count number the wagon.

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Download E-books The Fallen Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, Book 3) PDF

By Pittacus Lore

Earlier than quantity 4, there have been One, , and 3. earlier we've in simple terms recognized that the Mogadorians stuck number 1 in Malaysia. quantity in England. And quantity 3 in Kenya. yet all of that's approximately to alter. . . .

In i'm quantity 4: The misplaced records: The Fallen Legacies, you'll research the real tale in the back of those ill-fated participants of the Garde. earlier than they have been murdered by way of the Mogadorians, prior to quantity 4 was once subsequent, they have been all simply childrens on an alien planet known as Earth—discovering their powers, attempting to remain hidden, and working for his or her lives.

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Download E-books The Dead Lake PDF

By Hamid Ismailov

LONG-LISTED FOR THE self sustaining international FICTION PRIZE 2015 ------- LONG-LISTED FOR THE overseas DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2016 ------ self reliant ebook OF THE yr 2014 -------- dad or mum READERS publication OF THE 12 months 2014 ------- A haunting Russian story in regards to the environmental legacy of the chilly battle. Yerzhan grows up in a distant a part of Soviet Kazakhstan the place atomic guns are demonstrated. As a tender boy he falls in love with the neighbour's daughter and one night, to provoke her, he dives right into a forbidden lake. The radioactive water adjustments Yerzhan. he'll by no means develop right into a guy. whereas the lady he loves turns into a stunning lady. ------ Why Peirene selected to post this booklet: 'Like a Grimm's fairy story, this tale transforms an innermost worry into an outward fact. We witness a prepubescent boy's mystery terror of no longer becoming up right into a guy. We additionally wander in a stunning, fierce panorama in contrast to the other we discover in Western literature. And through the tip of Yerzhan's story we're awe-struck via our human resilience within the face of catastrophic, man-made, follies.' Meike Ziervogel, writer

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