Inspirations: Selections from Classic Literature (Penguin Classics)

By Paulo Coelho

From the writer of The Alchemist, a different and edifying literary trip encouraged through the 4 parts.

one of many world's best-loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho has introduced pleasure and knowledge to hundreds of thousands. In Inspirations, his association of his own favourite literary classics is as selective as a bouquet of plant life, a present to his readers. This compendium of works will turns into a perennial present and excellent better half to Coelho's personal bestselling vintage, The Alchemist.

Coelho's thought attracts from every one paintings' affinity to the 4 parts.
Earth comprises Oscar Wilde and D.H. Lawrence
Air comprises Nelson Mandela and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fire contains Rumi and Mary Shelley
Water comprises Hans Christian Andersen and Niccolo Machiavelli

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Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane

By Audrey Niffenegger, Gemma Files

This awesome number of new fiction has an extrordinary checklist of individuals, it's the first actual advertisement assortment to add an unique brief tale from the overseas no.1 bestseller Audrey Niffenegger, writer of The Time Traveller's Wife; positive aspects along the NYT Bestseller Dan Abnett and extra bestselling authors similar to Christopher Fowler, hurricane Constantine and lots of extra.

Niffenegger says: "I'm thrilled to be curious about this venture. My tale is named The improper Fairie and is ready Charles Altamont Doyle. He used to be a Victorian artist who used to be institutionalized for alcoholism. He used to be additionally the daddy of Arthur Conan Doyle, and he believed in fairies."

They assemble in darkness, sharing old and arcane wisdom as they manage the very topic of fact itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – those are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. Magic comes alive of their arms. British myth Award nominee, Jonathan Oliver, gathers jointly 16 tales of magic, that includes a few of today’s best practitioners, together with Audrey Niffenegger, Christopher Fowler, Gail Z. Martin, Gemma Files, Thana Niveau, Robert Shearman, Will Hill, Sarah Lotz, Storm Constantine, Dan Abnett, Sophia McDougall, Alison Littlewood and Lou Morgan. "This is a spellbinding assortment, and excellent studying for a season that lives and dies through its surprises." --

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 3rd Annual Collection

The simplest will get higher and larger. The two-time Nebula Award successful writer and lately named editor of Isaac Asimov's technological know-how Fiction journal has compiled an grand selection of technology fiction from 1985. It contains 11 present Nebula Award Finalists, and works by means of such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. the best new writers within the box also are represented, together with fresh Hugo and Nebula Award nominees comparable to James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. greater than ever, this large and pleasant booklet is the simplest purchase in technological know-how fiction.

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Brave New Worlds (Dystopian Stories)

By John Joseph Adams

You are being watched.

Your each circulate is being tracked, your each be aware recorded. Your wife can be an informer, your kids will be listening at your door, your ally could be a member of the key police. you're on my own between hundreds of thousands, between nice crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the unswerving. productiveness hasn't ever been better, the media blares, and the military is ever effective. One flawed circulate, one slip-up, and you can end up disappeared -- swallowed up through a mammoth forms, vanished right into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, express trials, and mystery prisons from which nobody ever escapes. Welcome to the area of the dystopia, a global of presidency and society long gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong.

What occurs while civilization invades and dictates each point of your lifestyles? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian mind's eye has been an important and gripping cautionary strength. Brave New Worlds collects the easiest stories of totalitarian threat through a few of brand new such a lot visionary writers, together with Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula okay. Le Guin.

When the govt. wields its strength opposed to its personal humans, each citizen turns into an enemy of the nation. Will you struggle the procedure, or be flooring to dirt underneath the boot of tyranny?

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening colour and Talos imprints, is proud to post a wide variety of titles for readers attracted to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, challenging SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city fable, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each identify we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various crew of authors.

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The Classic Humor Megapack: 45 Short Stories and Poems

By Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Elliott Flower, Ellis Parker Butler, Charles Battell Loomis, Wallace Irwin, George Randol

From Mark Twain to O. Henry, from Saki to Washington Irving—The vintage Humor Megapack reels in a minimum of forty five vintage brief tales and poems guaranteed to amuse. learn and laugh!

Included are:

THE STRIKE of 1, by way of Elliott Flower


A DOUBLE-DYED DECEIVER, by means of O. Henry

LAURA, through Saki

TEETH IS enamel, via Ellis Parker Butler

ARAMINTA AND the car, by means of Charles Battell Loomis


ESPECIALLY males, by means of George Randolph Chester

THE ANGEL OF THE strange, through Edgar Allan Poe

THE SIEGE OF DJKLXPRWBZ, by way of Ironquill (poem)

THE SCHOOLMASTER’S development, by means of Caroline M.S. Kirkland

THE WATKINSON night, through Eliza Leslie

THE MILLIONAIRES, by way of Max Adeler

THE depraved ZEBRA, through Frank Roe Batchelder (poem)

TITBOTTOM’S SPECTACLES, by means of George William Curtis

MY DOUBLE; and the way HE UNDID ME, by way of Edward Everett Hale

A stopover at TO THE ASYLUM FOR elderly AND DECAYED PUNSTERS, by way of Oliver Wendell Holmes

AS sturdy AS A PLAY, by means of Horace E. Scudder

THE pink wire, by way of Ellis Parker Butler

WANTED—A prepare dinner, through Alan Dale

MRS. JOHNSON, through William Dean Howells


UNSATISFIED craving, by way of R. ok. Munkittrick (poem)

WOUTER VAN TWILLER, through Washington Irving

THE stories OF THE A.C., through Bayard Taylor


ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE, by means of Harry Stillwell Edwards

THE inn adventure OF MR. red FLUKER, by means of Richard Malcolm Johnston

THE great humans, via Henry Cuyler Bunner

THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT, by way of Frank R. Stockton



AN night MUSICALE, by way of could Isabel Fisk

BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT condominium, through George Randolph Chester

THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER plenty, via George Pope Morris

THE GRAMMATICAL BOY, through invoice Nye

A name, by means of Grace MacGowan Cooke

HOW THE WIDOW gained THE DEACON, by way of William James Lampton

THE innovations OF THE fool, by way of John Kendrick Bangs

THE rooster, via Saki

THREE males IN a ship (To Say not anything of the Dog), by means of Jerome ok. Jerome

WHO DO you're thinking that DID IT? by means of Stephen Leacock

OLD POLKA DOT’S DAUGHTER, through invoice Nye

THE RUBÀIYÀT OF OHOW DRYYÀM, by means of J. L. Duff (poem)

THE GOLFER’S RUBÁIYÁT, through H. W. Boynton (poem)

And don't overlook to look this booklet shop for "Wildside Megapack" to determine the entire entries within the Megapack sequence -- together with volumes of technological know-how fiction, myth, horror, secret, westerns, classics, and masses, even more!

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A Taste of Tomorrow: The Dystopian Boxed Set

By Chris Ward, David Wright, Hugh Howey, Sean Platt, Tony Bertauski, Jason Gurley, Saul Tanpepper, Colin F. Barnes, T. W. Piperbroo

A flavor of the following day - The Dystopian Boxed set contains eleven books from a number of the greatest names in dystopian literature in one assortment. each one tale includes a fresh foreword by means of its writer.

Note to readers: a few tales of the gathering are the 1st e-book in a sequence, and others are standalone novels. web page count number numbers are indexed subsequent to every publication for reference.

THE tales:

Sand: half 1 - The Belt of the Buried Gods by means of Hugh Howey (40 Pages)

Yesterday’s long gone: Season One by way of Sean Platt and David Wright (503 pages)

Apocalypse glide by way of Joe no one (314 pages)

Contamination 0 via T.W. Piperbrook (95 pages)

Artificial Evil through Colin F. Barnes (272 pages)

The Tube Riders by way of Chris Ward (449 pages)

Halfskin by way of Tony Bertauski (260 pages)

After the medication by way of Deirdre Gould (415 pages)

Black Hull by way of Joseph Turkot (317 pages)

The guy Who Ended the realm through Jason Gurley (270 pages)

Gameland: ebook 1 - Deep Into the sport through Saul Tanpepper (130 pages)

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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

The new usual in reference from the nation's top newspaper:
A thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use advisor supplying deeper assurance on a extensive diversity of crucial subjects.

Whether you're discovering the historical past of the area, drawn to studying extra approximately an imprecise scientific method, exploring environmental traits, learning an exceptional paintings of literature, searching for the best way to increase your crossword puzzle abilities, or simply attempting to achieve a deeper figuring out of the most recent present occasions, this booklet is for you. An essential source for each domestic, place of work, dorm room, and library, The big apple instances advisor to crucial Knowledge contains insightful sidebars by way of occasions writers, and covers significant different types together with artwork, astronomy, enterprise, activities, historical past, medication, philosophy, images, biology, movie, and masses more!

Years within the making, this one quantity is designed to provide additional info than the other ebook at the most well liked topics in addition to offering easy-to-access facts important for daily dwelling. it's the in simple terms complete reference e-book to incorporate authoritative, enticing in-depth essays from specialists in nearly each box of pastime, with cutting edge cross-referencing to permit for to even larger understanding.

- Biographical dictionary of approximately a thousand of crucial humans of each field
- Writers advisor to grammar, utilization and style
- the USA Constitution
- the main entire activities component to any one-volume reference book
- A thirty-thousand-word background of the realm
- Crossword dictionary

Contributors include:
- Jane Brody on wellbeing and fitness matters
- Dennis Overbye at the substantial Bang
- Linda Greenhouse at the best courtroom at the present time
- Andrew Revkin at the country of the world's environment
- John Noble Wilford at the oldest human fossil
- Michael Kimmelman at the origins of photography
- Will Shortz on crosswords
- Natalie Angier on war
- Nicholas Wade on how lifestyles began

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Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card

By Orson Scott Card

Full 1990 hardcover copy with all five elements. components 1-4 have been published in paperback in 1992 and in addition as person ebooks. half five, Lost Songs, was once a hardcover particular and was once no longer published on paperback or on publication separately. i've got additionally uploaded retail epubs of books 1-4 as have been released.

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Maps in a Mirror brings jointly the vast majority of Orson Scott Card's brief fiction written among 1977 and 1990. For these readers who've this extraordinary expertise because the starting, listed here are all these notable tales amassed jointly in a single position, with a few additional surprises as well.

For the masses of hundreds of thousands who're newly come to Card, here's probability to event the sweetness of a author so flexible that he can deal with every thing from conventional narrative poetry to fashionable experimental fiction with equivalent ease and style. the intense story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is not any twist of fate; the breathless pleasure evoked by means of the Ender books isn't a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In this huge, immense quantity are forty-six tales, plus ten lengthy, intensely own essays, distinctive to this quantity. In them the writer unearths a few of his purposes and motivations for writing, with a great deal of autobiography into the cut price.

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Hot Summer Nights

By Jaci Burton, Jessica Clare, Erin McCarthy, Carly Phillips

Passions ignite in those all-new tales from 4 bestselling masters of latest romance…
In Jaci Burton’s “Hope Smolders,” suffering divorcee Jane has placed her own lifestyles on carry to elevate her kids—until she runs into Will, her ex’s former ally, who convinces her it’s time to begin having enjoyable again.
Carly Phillips takes you again to the city of Serendipity, the place overworked Alexa has an rapid reference to a sinfully horny soccer famous person at the dance ground. A one-night stand evolves into a number of nights while Luke makes a decision to coach the great health practitioner approximately his personal model of enjoyable. but if it’s time for him to go away city, will those “Perfect Strangers” have the capacity to say see you later for good?
In Jessica Clare’s “Legend of Jane,” an intrepid Bloggess catches the attention of neighborhood legislations enforcement whilst she will get stuck trespassing. fortunately, Luanne wouldn’t brain getting handcuffed through Officer Hotness…
Single lady Chelsea is uninterested in feeling just like the 5th wheel on her weekend jaunt to Lake Placid, till she will get caught out within the chilly and unearths a muscular knight in shining armor to hot her up—in Erin McCarthy’s “Ice Princess.”

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