Keywords: Fiction

Spares

Spares


Michael Marshall Smith

ISBN: 9780307573988
Year of publication: 1996

Critical Acclaim for Michael Marshall Smith and SPARES No wonder Hollywoods DreamWorks SKG has snapped up the film rights. This darkly atmospheric sci-fi thriller, long on technological wizardry and futuristic grotesqueries, makes excellent fodder for the big screen. In his American debut novel, Smith masterfully moves the whodunnit toward the future, opening up refreshing vistas for a genre rooted in the present. People Coma meets Blade Runner in this future noir thriller, a compulsively ...

Keywords: Fiction Suspense Thrillers
Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles


Philip K Dick

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2012

TONY and the BEETLES by Philip K. Dick Reddish-yellow sunlight filtered through the thick quartz windows into the sleep-compartment. Tony Rossi yawned, stirred a little, then opened his black eyes and sat up quickly. With one motion he tossed the covers back and slid to the warm metal floor. He clicked off his alarm clock and hurried to the closet. It looked like a nice day. The landscape outside was motionless, undisturbed by winds or dust-shift. The boys heart pounded excitedly. He pulled his ...

Keywords: Boys -- Fiction Racism -- Fiction Science Fiction Short stories Space colonies -- Fiction War stories
The Kukotsky Enigma: A Novel

The Kukotsky Enigma: A Novel


Ulitskaya, Ludmila

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

The Kukotsky Enigma The Kukotsky Enigma A Novel Ludmila Ulitskaya TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN BY DIANE NEMEC IGNASHEVNorthwestern University Press Evanston, Illinois Northwestern University Press www.nupress.northwestern.eduEnglish translation copyright 2016 by Diane Nemec Ignashev. Published 2016 by Northwestern University Press. Originally published in Russian as The Kukotsky Case Казус Кукоцкого, copyright 2001 by Ludmila Ulitskaya. Published by arrangement with ELKOST International ...

Keywords: FIC019000 Fiction / Literary
Sonechka

Sonechka


Ludmila Ulitskaya

ISBN: 9780307427885
Year of publication: 2007

Table of Contents Title Page Sonechka The Queen of Spades - For Natasha Zurich The Beast Angel The Orlov-Sokolovs Dauntless Women of the Russian Steppe About the Author ALSO BY LUDMILA ULITSKAYA Copyright Page Sonechka ALMOST BEFORE she was out of the cradle, Sonechka was a bookworm. As Efrem, elder brother and family satirist, never tired of repeating, All that reading has given Sonechka a butt like a chair and a nose like a pear. Unfortunately, his formulation was not too far off the mark. Her ...

Keywords: Fiction
The Smiling Dogs

The Smiling Dogs


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446741426
Year of publication: 1973

Kenneth Robeson The Smiling Dogs CHAPTER I The Smiling Dogs The setting for the scene was a little like the setting for a nightmare. It was about the time to have nightmares, too almost twelve oclock at night. You know how, in nightmares, you sometimes seem to see long vistas, with horror at the other end Or endless lines of walls around you, shutting you in with fear Or interminable flights of stairs with some devil coming up them a step at a time after you Well, it was the latter with Spencer ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
Tuned for Murder

Tuned for Murder


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 044674025
Year of publication: 1973

Kenneth Robeson Tuned for Murder CHAPTER I Dollars on Wings The man stood on the downtown corner doing things that no one had ever seen done before. Outrageous, crazy things you might have expected to see done in an institution where the windows are barred and the walls are padded, but never on a street corner in the financial section of a respectable city. Garfield City was extremely respectable, as towns go. It was in southern New York State in a hill region where quarries, mines and farming ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Glass Mountain

The Glass Mountain


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 044674008
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Glass Mountain CHAPTER I Lightning Bolt Old Joe Bass was commonly called Fish-eyes. That was partly because of his name, and partly because he had that kind of eyes. They stuck out a little, were far apart in his rather narrow face, didnt ever seem to blink, and had a glazed look. Joe Bass dressed in overalls that were ninety percent patches faded to all different shades of blue, had skin like leather from years of exposure to sun and wind, and left an almost unbroken trail ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
Stockholders in Death

Stockholders in Death


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649856
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson Stockholders in Death CHAPTER I Stockholders in Death It was after one oclock in the morning, but Joseph Crimm, semi-retired lawyer, was just walking home from his office on Lexington Avenue. It was the latest he had worked for a long time. Joseph Crimm, dapper and elderly and kindly-eyed, very seldom had anything important enough to work that late on. He did now. Something very important. He was extremely thoughtful about it. Now and then he frowned a little. It was dark here. ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Blood Ring

The Blood Ring


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649635
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Blood Ring CHAPTER I Shades of the Past Just off Massachusetts Avenue, in Washington, D.C., squatted the great, dark-red bulk of the Braintree Museum. It had plenty of grounds around it, shaded by huge old trees. It was beautiful in daylight. But at night, with none too many street lamps around there anyway, it looked pitch-dark, grim, filled with whispering shadows. On this particular night, it was darker than ever around Braintree Museum. The big trees seemed actually to ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
Syn City: Reality Bytes

Syn City: Reality Bytes


Bard Constantine

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2019

Bard Constantine Syn City: Reality Bytes Other Books in the Havenworld Universe Havenworld Silent Empire The Troubleshooter: Four Shots The Troubleshooter: New Haven Blues The Troubleshooter: The Most Dangerous Dame Vigil: Knight in Cyber Armor Nimrod Squad After the Cataclysm nearly wiped out humanity, the remnants of humanity survived in Havens: city-sized constructs built to reboot society and usher in a new age of humankind. However, the new age was not the type the architects had ...

Keywords: Cyberpunk Dystopian Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction Thriller
Under Western Eyes

Under Western Eyes


Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9781450597968
Year of publication: 2010

Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad I would take liberty from any hand as a hungry man would snatch a piece of bread. Miss HALDIN PART FIRST I To begin with I wish to disclaim the possession of those high gifts of imagination and expression which would have enabled my pen to create for the reader the personality of the man who called himself, after the Russian custom, Cyril son of IsidorKirylo SidorovitchRazumov. If I have ever had these gifts in any sort of living form they have been smothered ...

Keywords: Fiction Political
The secret agent

The secret agent


Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9780812973051
Year of publication: 2004

The Secret Agent A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad TO H. G. WELLS THE CHRONICLER OF MR LEWISHAMS LOVE THE BIOGRAPHER OF KIPPS AND THE HISTORIAN OF THE AGES TO COME THIS SIMPLE TALE OF THE XIX CENTURY IS AFFECTIONATELY OFFERED CHAPTER I MrVerloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brotherinlaw. It could be done, because there was very little business at any time, and practically none at all before the evening. MrVerloc cared but little about his ostensible business. ...

Keywords: Anarchists Bombings Classics Conspiracies Criticism Fiction Fiction - General General General & Literary Fiction Literary Literature - Classics London (England) Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) Political Political fiction Radicalism Royal Greenwich Observatory
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard


Joseph Conrad

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

NOSTROMO A TALE OF THE SEABOARD By Joseph Conrad So foul a sky clears not without a storm. SHAKESPEARE AUTHORS NOTE TO JOHN GALSWORTHY Nostromo is the most anxiously meditated of the longer novels which belong to the period following upon the publication of the Typhoon volume of short stories. I dont mean to say that I became then conscious of any impending change in my mentality and in my attitude towards the tasks of my writing life. And perhaps there was never any change, except in that ...

Keywords: Latin America -- Fiction Political fiction Revolutions -- Fiction Sailors -- Fiction Sea stories
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness


Joseph Conrad

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

HEART OF DARKNESS By Joseph Conrad I The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of ...

Keywords: Africa -- Fiction Degeneration -- fiction Europeans -- Africa -- Fiction Imperialism -- Fiction Psychological fiction Trading posts -- Fiction
The Frosted Death

The Frosted Death


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649392
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Frosted Death CHAPTER I The Glass Capsule The man was a perfect example of the way in which fate sometimes selects obscure persons for great historic roles. He was certainly obscure enough. His name was John Braun, pronounced Brown. He was average in height, average in weight, average in brain power, and average in earning capacity. Mr. John Q. Public, himself. Yet fate chose him as the first one. Braun worked on the night shift at the Laddex Rubber Co. on lower Eighth ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes

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