Keywords: Short Stories

That Tiny Life

That Tiny Life


Erin Frances Fisher

ISBN: 9781487003661
Year of publication: 2018

Erin Frances Fisher THAT TINY LIFE We are survivors of immeasurable events, Flung upon some reach of land, Small, wet miracles without instructions, Only the imperative of change. Rebecca Elson, Evolution VALLEY FLOOR The sawbones squats, his satchel by his knees, his back to the cart and the mules and their feedbags. He runs his forefinger along the tourniquet above Roys knee, rubs the pus between his fingertips and thumb, sniffs the lot, and says hes taking Roys leg. Like shit you are, I say. ...

Keywords: Short Stories
Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars


Robert Silverberg
Bernard Malamud
Robert Sheckley
Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
William Tenn
Pamela Sargent
Jack Dann
Avram Davidson
Horace L Gold
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Carol Carr
Geo Alec Effinger

ISBN: 9781580230056
Year of publication: 2013

WANDERING STARS AN ANTHOLOGY OF JEWISH FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Jack Dann To my mother Edith N. Dann, who still makes the best chicken soup. Acknowledgments The editor would like to thank the following people for their help and ideas: Rabbi David S. Boros George Zebrowski Gardner Dozois Joe W. Haldeman Harry Altshuler and, of course, Victoria Schochet. INTRODUCTION Why Me Isaac Asimov When I was asked to do the introduction to this collection, that was the question I asked. Why me One ...

Keywords: Anthology Jewish anthologies Jewish fantasy Jewish fiction Jewish literature Jewish science fiction Jewish short stories
More Wandering Stars

More Wandering Stars


Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
Barry N Malzberg
Jack Dann
Joe W Haldeman
Phyllis Gotlieb
Horace L Gold
Mel Gilden
Harvey Jacobs
Hugh Nissenson
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Howard Schwartz

ISBN: 1580230636
Year of publication: 2013

MORE WANDERING STARS AN ANTHOLOGY OF OUTSTANDING STORIES OF JEWISH FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Jack Dann With an Introduction by Isaac Asimov In memory of Edith N. Dann, who taught me everything important. INTRODUCTION The Hebrew Source Isaac Asimov Back in 1974, Jack Yankele Dann edited a book called Wandering Stars, which was a collection of stories of science fiction and fantasy with Jewish themes. When I heard that Yankele had this in his head, I marveled. Where, I asked myself, ...

Keywords: Anthology Jewish anthologies Jewish fantasy Jewish fiction Jewish literature Jewish science fiction Jewish short stories
Some Trick

Some Trick


Helen Dewitt

ISBN: 9780811227827
Year of publication: 2018

Helen DeWitt SOME TRICK THIRTEEN STORIES Here Is Somewhere If ever if ever a wiz there was The Wizard of Oz was one because Because because because because because I have nothing to give you but thats all right because Knowledge of lack is possession Recognised absence is presence Perceived emptiness plenitude. To have not And know it Is to have. Some trick. True wisdom is knowing you dont know. The Scarecrow hadnt the brain to see through it. He bought it. I dont understand, he thought. Thats ...

Keywords: Black Humor Short Stories (single author)
Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)

Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)


Robert Louis Stevenson
Wilkie Collins
Ouida
Hesba Stretton
s J Weyman

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS FRANCE A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT, By Robert Louis Stevenson It was late in November, 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices sometimes there was a lull, and flake after flake descended out of the black night air, silent, circuitous, interminable. To poor people, looking up under moist eyebrows, it seemed a wonder where it all came from. Master Francis Villon had propounded an ...

Keywords: English France -- Fiction Short stories
Stories: All-New Tales

Stories: All-New Tales


Neil Gaiman; Al Sarrantonio

ISBN: 9780061230929
Year of publication: 2010

Stories All-New Tales Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio For all the storytellers and tale spinners who entertained the public and kept themselves alive, for Alexandre Dumas and Charles Dickens, for Mark Twain and Baroness Orczy and the rest, and most of all, for Scheherazade, who was the storyteller and the story told. ContentsIntroduction: Just Four Words Neil Gaiman Blood: Roddy Doyle Fossil-Figures: Joyce Carol Oates Wildfire in Manhattan: Joanne Harris The Truth Is a Cave in the Black ...

Keywords: 21st century American American fiction Anthologies Anthologies (multiple authors) English Fantasy fiction Fiction Fiction - General General Short stories Short Story
Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions


Jorge Luis Borges

ISBN: 9780140286809
Year of publication: 1999

PENGUIN BOOKS COLLECTED FICTIONS Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publishers prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill Foundation granted him its Annual Literary Award in 1966 for his outstanding contribution to literature. In 1971 Columbia ...

Keywords: CS Fiction Short Stories ST
After Dark

After Dark


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

AFTER DARK By Wilkie Collins PREFACE TO AFTER DARK. I have taken some pains to string together the various stories contained in this Volume on a single thread of interest, which, so far as I know, has at least the merit of not having been used before. The pages entitled Leahs Diary are, however, intended to fulfill another purpose besides that of serving as the frame-work for my collection of tales. In this part of the book, and subsequently in the Prologues to the stories, it has been my object ...

Keywords: Diary fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction English Mystery fiction Short stories
A Good Day for Seppuku

A Good Day for Seppuku


Kate Braverman

ISBN: 9780872867215
Year of publication: 2018

Kate Braverman A GOOD DAY FOR SEPPUKU SHORT STORIES OHARE I love OHare Airport, with its unpredictable weather and constant gate and terminal changes. This is where I board my plane to Los Angeles. OHare is a zone with variables that cant be controlled. Cell phone service ceases and nobody can tell me no. I wander corridors that end in cul-de-sacs where I sit alone in alcoves. Loudspeakers announce implausible destinations like Madrid, Prague and Tokyo. I pretend Im someone else. I have a red or ...

Keywords: Contemporary Women Family Life Short Stories (Single Author)
SNAFU: Wolves at the Door

SNAFU: Wolves at the Door


James A Moore
David Benton
Geoff Brown
Amanda J Spedding
R P L Johnson
Kirsten Cross
Steve Coate
John W Dennehy
David W Amendola
Brian W Taylor
W D Gagliani
Jennifer R Povey

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

SNAFU: Wolves at the Door An Anthology of Lycanthrope Military Horror Edited byGeoff Brown, G.N. Braun, Amanda J. Spedding Taking down the Top Cat R.P.L. Johnson Night fell in the jungle: greens sinking into blacks, shadows growing up from the valley floor like a dark liquid pooling in the deep places of the world. Sergeant Jared Naylor scanned the compound through his binoculars as he waited for the rest of the team to make their way up the narrow game trail. From above it looked like a holiday ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Anthologies Fantasy Genre Fiction Horror Literature & Fiction Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Science Fiction Short Stories SNAFU Thriller Thriller & Suspense War & Military Werewolves
Warrior Race

Warrior Race


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

By ROBERT SHECKLEY WARRIOR RACE Illustrated by SCATTERGOOD They never did discover whose fault it was. Fannia pointed out that if Donnaught had had the brains of an ox, as well as the build, he would have remembered to check the tanks. Donnaught, although twice as big as him, wasnt quite as fast with an insult. He intimated, after a little thought, that Fannias nose might have obstructed his reading of the fuel gauge. This still left them twenty light-years from Thetis, with a cupful of ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Short stories
The Leech

The Leech


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

The Leech Illustrated by CONNELL The leech was waiting for food. For millennia it had been drifting across the vast emptiness of space. Without consciousness, it had spent the countless centuries in the void between the stars. It was unaware when it finally reached a sun. Life-giving radiation flared around the hard, dry spore. Gravitation tugged at it. A planet claimed it, with other stellar debris, and the leech fell, still dead-seeming within its tough spore case. One speck of dust among ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Short stories
The Hour of Battle

The Hour of Battle


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

THE HOUR OF BATTLE BY ROBERT SHECKLEY ILLUSTRATED BY KRENKEL That hand didnt move, did it Edwardson asked, standing at the port, looking at the stars. No, Morse said. He had been staring fixedly at the Attison Detector for over an hour. Now he blinked three times rapidly, and looked again. Not a millimeter. I dont think it moved either, Cassel added, from behind the gunfire panel. And that was that. The slender black hand of the indicator rested unwaveringly on zero. The ships guns were ready, ...

Keywords: Science Fiction Short stories
One Man's Poison

One Man's Poison


Robert Sheckley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1953

One Mans Poison Robert Sheckley Hellman plucked the last radish out of the can with a pair of dividers. He held it up for Casker to admire, then laid it carefully on the workbench beside the razor. Hell of a meal for two grown men, Casker said, flopping down in one of the ships padded crash chairs. If youd like to give up your share Hellman started to suggest. Casker shook his head quickly. Hellman smiled, picked up the razor and examined its edge critically. Dont make a production out of it, ...

Keywords: Fiction Science Fiction Short stories
Dubliners

Dubliners


James Joyce

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2001

DUBLINERS By James Joyce THE SISTERS THERE was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house it was vacation time and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse. He had often said to me: I am not long for this world, and I ...

Keywords: Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction Short stories

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