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

 Автор: Card Orson Scott

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Maps in a Mirror brings together nearly all of Orson Scott Card’s short fiction written between 1977 and 1990. For those readers who have followed this remarkable talent since the beginning, here are all those amazing stories gathered together in one place, with some extra surprises as well.

For the hundreds of thousands who are newly come to Card, here is chance to experience the wonder of a writer so versatile that he can handle everything from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction with equal ease and grace. The brilliant story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is no accident; the breathless excitement evoked by the Ender books is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In this enormous volume are forty-six stories, plus ten long, intensely personal essays, unique to this volume. In them the author reveals some of his reasons and motivations for writing, with a good deal of autobiography into the bargain.

From book flaps:

THE SHORT FICTION OF ORSON SCOTT CARD brings together nearly all of Card’s stories, from his first publications in 1977 to work as recent as last year. For those readers who have followed this remarkable talent since the beginning, here are all those amazing stories gathered together in one place, with some extra surprises as well. For the hundreds of thousands who are newly come to Card, here is a chance to experience the wonder of a writer so talented, so versatile that he can handle everything from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction with equal ease and grace. The brilliant story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is no accident; the breathless excitement evoked by ENDER’S GAME is riot a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In this enormous volume are 46 stories, broken into five books: Ten fables and fantasies, fairy tales that sometimes tell us truths about ourselves; eleven tales of dread—and commentary that explains why dread is a much scarier emotion than horror; seven tales of human futures—science fiction from a master of extrapolation and character; six tales of death, hope, and holiness, where Card explores the spiritual side of human nature; and twelve lost songs.

The Lost Songs are a special treat for readers of this hardcover volume, for here are gathered tales which will not see print again. Here are Card’s stories written for Mormon children, a pair that were published in small literary magazines, a thoughtful essay on the writing of fiction, and three major works which have, since their original publication, been superseded by novel-, or more than novel-length works. First, there is the original novella-length version of Card’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel, ENDER’S GAME. Then there is “Mikal’s Songbird”, which was the seed of the novel SONGMASTER; “Mikal’s Songbird” will never be published again. And finally, the narrative poem “Prentice Alvin and the No-Good Plow”—here is the original inspiration for the Alvin Maker series, an idea so powerful that it could not be contained in a single story, or a hundred lines of verse, but is growing to become the most original American fantasy ever written.

MAPS IN A MIRROR is not just a collection of stories, however complete. This comprehensive collection also contains nearly a whole book’s worth of original material. Each section begins and ends with long, intensely personal introductions and afterwords; here the author reveals some of his reasons and motivations for writing what he writes—and a good deal of autobiography into the bargain.

ORSON SCOTT CARD grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University, where he studied drama. Card’s early writing career was devoted to plays; he had his own theater company, which was successful for a number of years. Card spent his missionary years in Brazil, learning to speak fluent Portuguese. He now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.

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Обложка книги 10 SCIENCE FICTION KRIMINALGESCHICHTEN 10 SCIENCE FICTION KRIMINALGESCHICHTEN

 Автор: Asimov Isaac

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика

Обложка книги 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

 Автор: Pitlor Heidi, Moore Lorrie

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.”

These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway’s first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write “as an aid to love-making.” Nancy Hale’s story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen’s story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver’s “minimalism,” a term he disliked, and Grace Paley’s “secular Yiddishkeit.” Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American.

Moore writes that the process of assembling these stories allowed her to look “thrillingly not just at literary history but at actual history — the cries and chatterings, silences and descriptions of a nation in flux.” 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories is an invaluable testament, a retrospective of our country’s ever-changing but continually compelling literary artistry.

LORRIE MOORE, after many years as a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, is now the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was short-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and her most recent story collection, Bark, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor Award.

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

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Обложка книги 20 лучших повестей на английском / 20 Best Short Novels 20 лучших повестей на английском / 20 Best Short Novels

 Автор: Коллектив авторов, Самуэльян Н А

 Жанр: ,


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в тексте произведения.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги 20 лучших повестей на английском / 20 Best Short Novels 20 лучших повестей на английском / 20 Best Short Novels

 Автор: Авторов Коллектив, Самуэльян Н А

 Жанр:


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в тексте произведения.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги 25 лучших рассказов / 25 Best Short Stories 25 лучших рассказов / 25 Best Short Stories

 Автор: О Генри, Самуэльян Н А

 Жанр: ,


Чтение оригинальных произведений – простой и действенный способ погрузиться в языковую среду и совершенствоваться в иностранном языке. Серия «Бестселлер на все времена» – это возможность улучшить свой английский, читая лучшие произведения англоязычных авторов, любимые миллионами читателей. Для лучшего понимания текста в книгу включены краткий словарь и комментарии, поясняющие языковые и лингвострановедческие вопросы, исторические и культурные реалии описываемой эпохи.

В этой книге собраны лучшие рассказы О. Генри – самые смешные, самые трогательные, самые любимые. Узнаваемые герои, блистательные диалоги, мастерски сплетенные сюжеты и неожиданные развязки помогут читателям улучшить свой английский и настроение.

Книга предназначена для тех, кто изучает английский язык на продолжающем или продвинутом уровне и стремится к его совершенствованию.

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Обложки нет 27 Short Stories

 Автор: Card Orson Scott

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги 30 лучших рассказов британских писателей / 30 Best British Short Stories 30 лучших рассказов британских писателей / 30 Best British Short Stories

 Автор: Коллектив авторов, Самуэльян Н А

 Жанр: ,


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в тексте произведения.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги 33 лучших юмористических рассказа на английском / 33 Best Humorous Short Stories 33 лучших юмористических рассказа на английском / 33 Best Humorous Short Stories

 Автор: Коллектив авторов, Поповец Марина Анатольевна

 Жанр: Юмор, Юмористическая проза, ,


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в тексте произведения.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги 小説・秒速5センチメートル A chain of short stories about their distance. (5 сантиметров в секунду) 小説・秒速5センチメートル A chain of short stories about their distance. (5 сантиметров в секунду)

 Автор: Shinkai Makato

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы, Короткие любовные романы


Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but as award-winning director Makoto Shinkai reveals in his latest comic, it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop.

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Обложка книги 75 лучших рассказов / 75 Best Short Stories 75 лучших рассказов / 75 Best Short Stories

 Автор: Авторов Коллектив, Самуэльян Н А

 Жанр:


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в текстах произведений.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги 75 лучших рассказов / 75 Best Short Stories 75 лучших рассказов / 75 Best Short Stories

 Автор: Коллектив авторов, Самуэльян Н А

 Жанр: ,


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в текстах произведений.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги A False Mirror A False Mirror

 Автор: Todd Charles

 Серия: Ian Rutledge

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги A Mirror for Observers A Mirror for Observers

 Автор: Pangborn Edgar

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The Martians, long exiled from their home planet, have for millennia been observers of the world of men. Forbidden by their laws to interfere with human destiny, they wait for mankind to mature. From the turmoil of mid twentieth-century America, word comes to the Observers that one of their renegades is hoping to encourage humanity in its headlong rush to self-destruction through corruption of a single rare intellect. The struggle between Observer and Abdicator for the continuance of the human species is one the classic conflicts in the annuals of science fiction.

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Обложка книги A Short Film About Disappointment A Short Film About Disappointment

 Автор: Mattson Joshua

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика,


An ingenious novel about art and revenge, insisting on your dreams and hitting on your doctor, told in the form of 80 movie reviews

In near-future America, film critic Noah Body uploads his reviews to an underread content aggregator. His job is dreary routine: watch, seethe, pan. He dreams of making his own film, free of the hackery of commercial cinema. Faced with writing on lousy movies for a website that no one reads, Noah smuggles into his reviews depictions of his troubled life on the margins.

Amid his movie reviews, we learn that his apartment in the vintage slum of Miniature Aleppo has been stripped of furniture after his wife ran off with his best friend—who Noah believes has possessed his body. He’s in the middle of an escalating grudge match against a vending machine tycoon with a penchant for violence. And he’s infatuated with a doctor who has diagnosed him with a “disease of thought.” Exhausted by days spent watching flicks featuring monks with a passion for rock and roll and slashers featuring rampaging hairdressers, Noah is determined to create his own masterpiece: a filmed meditation on art-with-a-capital-A, written by, directed by, and starring himself.

Set in a wildly imaginative and uncannily familiar world of nanny states and extreme rationing, Safe Zones and New Koreas, A Short Film About Disappointment is an uproarious story of trying to keep it together in turbulent times. Joshua Mattson is a debut novelist with a rotten wit and the creative vision of a hyperactive child.

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Обложки нет A short history of nearly everything

 Автор: Bryson Bill

 Серия:

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Физика


A Short History of Nearly Everything (ISBN 0-7679-0817-1) is a general science book by Bill Bryson, which explains some areas of science in ordinary language. It was the bestselling popular science book of 2005 in the UK, selling over 300,000 copies.[1] A Short History deviates from Bryson's popular travel book genre, instead describing general sciences such as chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics. In it, he explores time from the Big Bang to the discovery of quantum mechanics, via evolution and geology. Bryson tells the story of science through the stories of the people who made the discoveries, such as Edwin Hubble, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Bill Bryson wrote this book because he was dissatisfied with his scientific knowledge - that was, not much at all. He writes that science was a distant, unexplained subject at school. Textbooks and teachers alike did not ignite the passion for knowledge in him, mainly because they never delved in the whys, hows, and whens.

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Обложка книги A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

 Автор: Lewycka Marina

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


For years, Nadezhda and Vera, two Ukrainian sisters, raised in England by their refugee parents, have had as little as possible to do with each other-and they have their reasons. But now they find they’d better learn how to get along, because since their mother’s death their aging father has been sliding into his second childhood, and an alarming new woman has just entered his life. Valentina, a bosomy young synthetic blonde from the Ukraine, seems to think their father is much richer than he is, and she is keen that he leave this world with as little money to his name as possible. If Nadazhda and Vera don’t stop her, no one will. But separating their addled and annoyingly lecherous dad from his new love will prove to be no easy feat-Valentina is a ruthless pro and the two sisters swiftly realize that they are mere amateurs when it comes to ruthlessness. As Hurricane Valentina turns the family house upside down, old secrets come falling out, including the most deeply buried one of them all, from the War, the one that explains much about why Nadazhda and Vera are so different. In the meantime, oblivious to it all, their father carries on with the great work of his dotage, a grand history of the tractor.

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Обложка книги A Short, Sharp Shock A Short, Sharp Shock

 Автор: Robinson Kim Stanley

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


A man tumbles through wild surf, half drowned, to collapse on a moonlit beach. When he regains consciousness, he has no memory of who he is or where he came from. He knows only that the woman who washed ashore with him has disappeared sometime in the night, and that he has awakened in a surreal landscape of savage beauty-a mysterious watery world encircled by a thin spine of land. Aided by strange tribesmen, he will journey to the cove of the spine kings, a brutal race that has enslaved the woman and several of the tribesmen. That is only the beginning of his quest, as he struggles to find his identity in this cruel and dreamlike land-and seeks out the woman whose grip on his imagination is both unfathomable and unshakable. Haunting and lyrical, filled with uncommon beauty and terrific peril, A Short, Sharp Shock is an ambitious and enthralling story by one of science fiction's most respected talents. Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of over twenty books and has won every major award in the science fiction genre. Originally published in 1990, A Short, Sharp Shock remains a singular work in his canon that engages his interests in the environment and plumbs the absurdities of the human condition while charting unique narrative terrain. This anti-oedipal edition includes an insightful introduction by esteemed science fiction scholar and critic Robert Crossley as well as a study guide, both of which encourage readers to explore the literary prowess that makes this novel a rare gem of twentieth century American literature.

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Обложка книги A Short Tale of Shame A Short Tale of Shame

 Автор: Igov Angel

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


After deciding to take a semester off their studies to think about future plans, long-time friends Maya, Sirma, and Spartacus decide to hitchhike to the sea. Boril Krustev, former rock star and middle-aged widower who is driving aimlessly to outrun his grief, picks them up and accompanies them on their journey. It doesn’t take them long to figure out they’re connected to each other by more than their need to travel — specifically through Boril’s daughter, whose actions damaged each of the characters in this novel.

Co-winner of the Contemporary Bulgarian Writers Contest, A Short Tale of Shame marks the arrival of a new talent in Bulgarian literature with a novel about the need to come to terms with the shame and guilt we all harbor.

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Обложка книги A Sting in the Tale: A Collection of Short Stories A Sting in the Tale: A Collection of Short Stories

 Автор: Shaw Matt

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A Collection of Short Stories from the Twisted Mind of Matt Shaw, based upon the fears of some of his readers.

Stories included:

A Mother's Love

Plane Crazy

The Last Will & Testament of Norman Fielding

Lost Love

Road Rage

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Обложка книги A Treasury of Stories (Collection of novelettes and short stories) A Treasury of Stories (Collection of novelettes and short stories)

 Автор: Woolrich Cornell

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Someone — I wish it were me — has put together a fantastic collection of Woolrich stories that everyone needs to have. This includes most of his classics (It Had to be Murder is really Rear Window). Many great pulp classics here — plus one I’ve been looking for for a long time, Jane Brown’s Body, which is CW’s only Science Fiction story. Grab this one — it’s a noirfest everyone should indulge in.

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Обложка книги Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Ward Colin

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия, Политика


What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don't want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue.

Colin Ward provides answers to these questions by considering anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and policy of "no compromise" with the apparatus of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more "organized" and "reasonable" than is currently perceived? Whatever the politics of the reader, Ward's argument ensures that anarchism will be much better understood after experiencing this book.

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Обложка книги Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Annas Julia

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия


The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which the notes of discussion and argument constantly resound. This book introduces ancient debates, engaging us with the ancient developments of their themes. Moving away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of great thinkers, the book gives readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles.

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Обложка книги Architecture: A Very Short Introduction Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Ballantyne Andrew

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Культурология, Документальная литература, Искусство и Дизайн


This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach and instead gives us an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant-garde period. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day.

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Обложки нет Aztlan: A Dane and Bones Short Story

 Автор: Wood David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In a remote area of the American Southwest Dane and Bones stumble upon a place out of legend that changes their world.

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Обложка книги Black Maps Black Maps

 Автор: Spiegelman Peter

 Серия: John March

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

 Автор: Liu Ken, Qiufan Chen, Jia Xia, Boyong Ma, Jingfang Hao, Fei Tang, Jingbo Cheng, Cixin Liu, Ran Zhang, Song Han, Baoshu, Dao Fei, Wu Anna, Shi Gu, Wang Regina Kanyu, Song Mingwei

 Серия: Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Broken Stars, edited by multi award-winning writer Ken Liu—translator of the bestselling and Hugo Award-winning novel The Three Body Problem by acclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu—is his second thought-provoking anthology of Chinese short speculative fiction. Following Invisible Planets, Liu has now assembled the most comprehensive collection yet available in the English language, sure to thrill and gratify readers developing a taste and excitement for Chinese SF.

Some of the included authors are already familiar to readers in the West (Liu Cixin and Hao Jingfang, both Hugo winners); some are publishing in English for the first time. Because of the growing interest in newer SFF from China, virtually every story here was first published in Chinese in the 2010s.

The stories span the range from short-shorts to novellas, and evoke every hue on the emotional spectrum. Besides stories firmly entrenched in subgenres familiar to Western SFF readers such as hard SF, cyberpunk, science fantasy, and space opera, the anthology also includes stories that showcase deeper ties to Chinese culture: alternate Chinese history, chuanyue time travel, satire with historical and contemporary allusions that are likely unknown to the average Western reader. While the anthology makes no claim or attempt to be “representative” or “comprehensive,” it demonstrates the vibrancy and diversity of science fiction being written in China at this moment.

In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore the history of Chinese science fiction publishing, the state of contemporary Chinese fandom, and how the growing interest in science fiction in China has impacted writers who had long labored in obscurity.

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Обложка книги Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Fulcher James

 Жанр: , Наука, Образование, Экономика


What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative?

The word ‘capitalism’ is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as, ‘what is capital?’ before discussing the history and development of capitalism through several detailed case studies, ranging from the tulipomania of 17th century Holland, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in this new edition, the impact of the global financial crisis that started in 2007-08.

James Fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation-state by going global. It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists.

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Обложка книги Card Sharks Card Sharks

 Автор: Milan Victor, Leigh Stephen, Wu William F, Snodgrass Melinda M, Cassutt Michael, Zelazny Roger, Murphy Kevin Andrew, Mixon Laura J

 Серия: Wild Cards

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused – Fiction From Today

 Автор: Goldblatt (Editor) Howard

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Publishers Weekly

In contrast to the utopian official literature of Communist China, the stories in this wide-ranging collection marshal wry humor, entangled sex, urban alienation, nasty village politics and frequent violence. Translated ably enough to keep up with the colloquial tone, most tales are told with straightforward familiarity, drawing readers into small communities and personal histories that are anything but heroic. "The Brothers Shu," by Su Tong (Raise the Red Lantern), is an urban tale of young lust and sibling rivalry in a sordid neighborhood around the ironically named Fragrant Cedar Street. That story's earthiness is matched by Wang Xiangfu's folksy "Fritter Hollow Chronicles," about peasants' vendettas and local politics, and by "The Cure," by Mo Yan (Red Sorghum; The Garlic Ballads), which details the fringe benefits of an execution. Personal alienation and disaffection are as likely to appear in stories with rural settings (Li Rui's "Sham Marriage") as they are to poison the lives of urban characters (Chen Cun's "Footsteps on the Roof"). Comedy takes an elegant and elaborate form in "A String of Choices," Wang Meng's tale of a toothache cure, and it assumes the burlesque of small-town propaganda fodder in Li Xiao's "Grass on the Rooftop." Editor Goldblatt has chosen not to expand the contributors' biographies or elaborate on the collection's post-Tiananmen context. He lets the stories speak for themselves, which, fortunately, they do, quietly and effectively.

From Library Journal

The 20 authors represented here range from Wang Meng, the former minister of culture, to Su Tong, whose Raise the Red Lantern has been immortalized on screen.

***

Chinese literature has changed drastically in the past thirty years. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) arts and literature of all sorts were virtually nonexistent since they were frowned upon by official powers so that attempts to produce any were apt to cause one’s public humiliation and possibly even death by the Red Guards and other unofficial arms of the government. After 1976, in the wake of Mao’s death, literature slowly regained its importance in China, and by the mid-1980s dark, angry, satirical writings had become quite prominent on the mainland.

In the wake of Tiananmen Square, dark literature faded somewhat, but never vanished. Now Howard Goldblatt, a prominent translator of Chinese fiction and editor of the critical magazine Modern Chinese Literature, has compiled a representative collection of contemporary Chinese fiction entitled Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused. Even with my limited knowledge of modern China I feel certain the title of the book is fairly accurate.

Mo Yan is one of my favorite contemporary writers. His dark, no-holds-barred satires Red Sorghum and The Garlic Ballads detailed what he sees as the failings of both Chinese peasants (of which he was born as one) and the Chinese leaders. His short story "The Cure" is in the same vein, detailing how a local government representative-probably self-appointed during the Cultural Revolution, although that is never made quite clear in the story-leads a lynching of the village’s two most prominent leaders and their wives. But, as in most Mo Yan stories, the bitterness directed at the lyncher is double-edged with the bitter look at a local peasant who sees the deaths of the two village leaders as a desperate chance to possibly rescue his mother from impending blindness. The story is coldly realistic and totally chilling in the rational way it treats the series of events.

Su Tong is the author of the novella "Raise The Red Lantern", the basis of the wonderful movie. His "The Brothers Shu" is a bitter look at some traditional character weaknesses of Chinese people, and particularly how they affect family life. The Shu family is incredibly dysfunctional. The father nightly climbs up the side of his two-family house to have sex with the woman upstairs until her husband bolts her windows shut. So the woman sneaks downstairs to have sex in the younger son’s bedroom while the son is tied to his bed, gagged and blindfolded. Meanwhile the elder son abuses the girl upstairs until she falls in love with him. When she becomes pregnant, they are both so shamed they form a suicide pact, tie themselves together and jump into a river, where the boy is rescued in time but the girl dies. The younger son so hates his older brother-somewhat deservedly considering the abuse heaped on him by the brother-that he pours gasoline through his bedroom and sets it ablaze.

And so on, complete with beatings and torments worthy of the most dysfunctional American families. While not a particularly likeable cast of characters, the story is strong and thoughtful.

Perhaps the most moving part about "First Person", by Shi Tiesheng is in the brief author description in the back of the book. Shi is described as “crippled during the Cultural Revolution”. So many lives were needlessly destroyed during that tumultuous decade, it is easy to feel that the arrest and subsequent conviction of the notorious Gang of Four was not nearly sufficient punishment for them.

"First Person" tells the story of a man with a heart condition-Shi frequently writes about the lives of handicapped people, according to his description-who is visiting his new 21st floor apartment for the first time. While climbing the stairs very slowly, taking frequent rests, he notices a cemetery separated from the apartment building by a huge wall. On one side of the wall is sitting a woman, while on the other side stands a man. As the man climbs the stairs he fantasizes about why the couple are there, and why they are separated by the wall. Perhaps the man is having an affair, and the wife is spying on him as he rendezvous with his lover?

But then the man notices a baby lying on a gravesite, being watched from a distance by the man, and he realizes that the couple is abandoning the child. An interesting story about the fanciful delusions a person can have, but with no real depth beyond that.

Two stories involve fear of dentists in completely different ways. Wang Meng’s "A String of Choices" is a very funny story that combines a bitter look at both Eastern and Western medicine with perhaps the most extreme case of fear of dentists imaginable. Chen Ran’s "Sunshine Between the Lips" tells of a young girl whose adult male friend exposes himself to her. If that were not traumatic enough, after he is arrested for exposing himself to a complete stranger, he sets his apartment on fire and dies a brutal death. This event, combined with a near-fatal bout of meningitis, creates in the girl a deep fear of phallic objects such as needles and penises. So imagine her trauma when she develops impacted wisdom teeth at the same time as she gets married. While this description might sound a bit ludicrous, this story is very serious and very well-executed.

A strong satire on how history can be rewritten to suit the writers’ needs is Li Xiao’s "Grass on the Rooftop". When a peasant’s hut goes on fire, he is rescued by a local student. The rescue is written up for an elementary school newspaper by a local child, but the story is picked up by other papers, changing radically with each reprinting until the rescuing student becomes a great hero of the Maoist revolution because of his supposed attempt to rescue a nonexistent portrait of Mao on the wall of the hut. While this story is uniquely Chinese in many ways, it resonates in all societies in which pride and agenda is often more important than the truth.

Anybody interested in a look at contemporary Chinese society should enjoy this collection immensely.

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Обложки нет Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused - Fiction From Today`s China [редактор Говард Голдблатт]

 Автор: Мэн Ван, Голдблатт Говард, Сюэ Цань, Фейю Би, Дуо Дуо, Жань Чэнь, Бэй Ай, Найцянь Цао, Ли Чи, Цунь Чэнь, Фэй Гэ, Ин Хун, Кун Цзешэн, Жуй Ли, Сяо Ли, Янь Мо, Тяньшэн Ши, Сянфу Ван, Ян Чжэнгуан, Хуа Юй, Тун Су

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Publishers Weekly

In contrast to the utopian official literature of Communist China, the stories in this wide-ranging collection marshal wry humor, entangled sex, urban alienation, nasty village politics and frequent violence. Translated ably enough to keep up with the colloquial tone, most tales are told with straightforward familiarity, drawing readers into small communities and personal histories that are anything but heroic. "The Brothers Shu," by Su Tong (Raise the Red Lantern), is an urban tale of young lust and sibling rivalry in a sordid neighborhood around the ironically named Fragrant Cedar Street. That story's earthiness is matched by Wang Xiangfu's folksy "Fritter Hollow Chronicles," about peasants' vendettas and local politics, and by "The Cure," by Mo Yan (Red Sorghum; The Garlic Ballads), which details the fringe benefits of an execution. Personal alienation and disaffection are as likely to appear in stories with rural settings (Li Rui's "Sham Marriage") as they are to poison the lives of urban characters (Chen Cun's "Footsteps on the Roof"). Comedy takes an elegant and elaborate form in "A String of Choices," Wang Meng's tale of a toothache cure, and it assumes the burlesque of small-town propaganda fodder in Li Xiao's "Grass on the Rooftop." Editor Goldblatt has chosen not to expand the contributors' biographies or elaborate on the collection's post-Tiananmen context. He lets the stories speak for themselves, which, fortunately, they do, quietly and effectively.

From Library Journal

The 20 authors represented here range from Wang Meng, the former minister of culture, to Su Tong, whose Raise the Red Lantern has been immortalized on screen.

***

Chinese literature has changed drastically in the past thirty years. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) arts and literature of all sorts were virtually nonexistent since they were frowned upon by official powers so that attempts to produce any were apt to cause one’s public humiliation and possibly even death by the Red Guards and other unofficial arms of the government. After 1976, in the wake of Mao’s death, literature slowly regained its importance in China, and by the mid-1980s dark, angry, satirical writings had become quite prominent on the mainland.

In the wake of Tiananmen Square, dark literature faded somewhat, but never vanished. Now Howard Goldblatt, a prominent translator of Chinese fiction and editor of the critical magazine Modern Chinese Literature, has compiled a representative collection of contemporary Chinese fiction entitled Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused. Even with my limited knowledge of modern China I feel certain the title of the book is fairly accurate.

Mo Yan is one of my favorite contemporary writers. His dark, no-holds-barred satires Red Sorghum and The Garlic Ballads detailed what he sees as the failings of both Chinese peasants (of which he was born as one) and the Chinese leaders. His short story "The Cure" is in the same vein, detailing how a local government representative-probably self-appointed during the Cultural Revolution, although that is never made quite clear in the story-leads a lynching of the village’s two most prominent leaders and their wives. But, as in most Mo Yan stories, the bitterness directed at the lyncher is double-edged with the bitter look at a local peasant who sees the deaths of the two village leaders as a desperate chance to possibly rescue his mother from impending blindness. The story is coldly realistic and totally chilling in the rational way it treats the series of events.

Su Tong is the author of the novella "Raise The Red Lantern", the basis of the wonderful movie. His "The Brothers Shu" is a bitter look at some traditional character weaknesses of Chinese people, and particularly how they affect family life. The Shu family is incredibly dysfunctional. The father nightly climbs up the side of his two-family house to have sex with the woman upstairs until her husband bolts her windows shut. So the woman sneaks downstairs to have sex in the younger son’s bedroom while the son is tied to his bed, gagged and blindfolded. Meanwhile the elder son abuses the girl upstairs until she falls in love with him. When she becomes pregnant, they are both so shamed they form a suicide pact, tie themselves together and jump into a river, where the boy is rescued in time but the girl dies. The younger son so hates his older brother-somewhat deservedly considering the abuse heaped on him by the brother-that he pours gasoline through his bedroom and sets it ablaze.

And so on, complete with beatings and torments worthy of the most dysfunctional American families. While not a particularly likeable cast of characters, the story is strong and thoughtful.

Perhaps the most moving part about "First Person", by Shi Tiesheng is in the brief author description in the back of the book. Shi is described as “crippled during the Cultural Revolution”. So many lives were needlessly destroyed during that tumultuous decade, it is easy to feel that the arrest and subsequent conviction of the notorious Gang of Four was not nearly sufficient punishment for them.

"First Person" tells the story of a man with a heart condition-Shi frequently writes about the lives of handicapped people, according to his description-who is visiting his new 21st floor apartment for the first time. While climbing the stairs very slowly, taking frequent rests, he notices a cemetery separated from the apartment building by a huge wall. On one side of the wall is sitting a woman, while on the other side stands a man. As the man climbs the stairs he fantasizes about why the couple are there, and why they are separated by the wall. Perhaps the man is having an affair, and the wife is spying on him as he rendezvous with his lover?

But then the man notices a baby lying on a gravesite, being watched from a distance by the man, and he realizes that the couple is abandoning the child. An interesting story about the fanciful delusions a person can have, but with no real depth beyond that.

Two stories involve fear of dentists in completely different ways. Wang Meng’s "A String of Choices" is a very funny story that combines a bitter look at both Eastern and Western medicine with perhaps the most extreme case of fear of dentists imaginable. Chen Ran’s "Sunshine Between the Lips" tells of a young girl whose adult male friend exposes himself to her. If that were not traumatic enough, after he is arrested for exposing himself to a complete stranger, he sets his apartment on fire and dies a brutal death. This event, combined with a near-fatal bout of meningitis, creates in the girl a deep fear of phallic objects such as needles and penises. So imagine her trauma when she develops impacted wisdom teeth at the same time as she gets married. While this description might sound a bit ludicrous, this story is very serious and very well-executed.

A strong satire on how history can be rewritten to suit the writers’ needs is Li Xiao’s "Grass on the Rooftop". When a peasant’s hut goes on fire, he is rescued by a local student. The rescue is written up for an elementary school newspaper by a local child, but the story is picked up by other papers, changing radically with each reprinting until the rescuing student becomes a great hero of the Maoist revolution because of his supposed attempt to rescue a nonexistent portrait of Mao on the wall of the hut. While this story is uniquely Chinese in many ways, it resonates in all societies in which pride and agenda is often more important than the truth.

Anybody interested in a look at contemporary Chinese society should enjoy this collection immensely.

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Обложки нет Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


Essays and short stories of Ngaio Marsh, edited and with introduction by Douglas G. Greene

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Обложка книги Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway, The

 Автор: Hemingway Ernest

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Complete Short Stories Of Miss Marple Complete Short Stories Of Miss Marple

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Miss Marple

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Dagger Strike: A Cairo Sloane Short Story Dagger Strike: A Cairo Sloane Short Story

 Автор: Jones Rob

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Приключения


Scarlet ‘Cairo’ Sloane fired up another Dunhill and waved out the match. Beyond the Escalade’s tinted windows the busy streets of Karachi’s Noor Jahan Market district buzzed with life under the baking Pakistani sun.

She blew the smoke into the SUV’s cab, drawing a weary glance from her superior officer, Captain Clive Hudson. Taking the hint, she lowered the window an inch and redirected her exhaust fumes into the street outside.

As a freshly-minted lieutenant she had transferred out of the Parachute Regiment into the Special Air Service only three months ago and she was still finding her feet in the distinct atmosphere of the world’s most elite Special Forces Regiment. Hudson had worked hard to fit her in, but the note of recommendation from her CO in the Paras — Major Richard Eden — had sealed the deal among the others in the squad. There weren’t many people in this close-knit world who had not heard of the notorious Cairo Sloane.

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Обложка книги Dark Mirror Dark Mirror

 Автор: Maitland Barry

 Серия: Brock and Kolla

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Pawn: A WMD Companion Short Story Death of a Pawn: A WMD Companion Short Story

 Автор: Bruns David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Suicide? Murder? Or maybe a political assassination?


When Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Argentina apartment mere hours before his testimony before Congress about linkages between the Argentinean President and the Islamic Republic of Iran, his death was initially ruled a suicide. But as facts emerged in the days after Nisman’s death, the public outcry for justice grew into a roar.


Death of a Pawn, a companion short story to the full-length thriller about modern-day nuclear terrorism, Weapons of Mass Deception, takes a fictional look at the real life tragic death of Alberto Nisman and the possible links to Iran and Hezbollah.

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Обложка книги Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories

 Автор: Dybek Stuart

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each tale his signature mix of characters — some almost ghostly, others vividly real — who live in worlds tinged with surreal potential. There are crazed nuns hijacking streetcars, eerie adventures across frozen ponds, and a boy who is visited by a miniature bride and groom every night in his uncle’s doomsday compound. Whether they are about a simple transaction, a brave inquiry, a difficult negotiation, or shared bliss, the stories in Ecstatic Cahoots target the friction between our need for ecstatic self-transcendence and our passionate longing for trust between lovers, friends, family, and even strangers.

Call it micro-fiction or mini-fiction, flash fiction or short shorts. Whatever the label, the marvelous encounters here are marked by puzzlement, anguish, and conspiratorial high spirits. In this thrilling collection, Stuart Dybek has once again re-envisioned the possibilities of fiction, creating myriad human situations that fold endlessly upon each other, his crackling prose drawing out the strange, the intimate, and the mysterious elements in each.

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Обложка книги Education: A Very Short Introduction Education: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Thomas Gary

 Жанр: ,


Education is one of the hot-button issues of our time, heatedly debated by parents, teachers, local school boards, and national politicians. But despite the many measures taken to overhaul the educational system, student math and reading scores rarely seem to improve. Taking the reader from the schools of ancient times to the present day, this Very Short Introduction explains why education has followed the path that it has taken-and what we might do to improve it. Education expert Gary Thomas delves into some of the big questions of education and the twists and turns the field has taken over time, looks at the work of such key thinkers as Piaget and Vygotsky, and examines such recent innovations as the introduction of progressive education in the 20th century and the marketization of schools over the last few decades. Thomas repeatedly returns to the question of why education has recently become so test-orientated and he explores the consequences of this obsession with testing for children. He also looks at moves that teachers and policy-makers have made to try to improve what goes on in schools, from changing teaching so that it mirrors the way children learn, to making schools more inclusive and meaningful for a broader range of students.

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Обложка книги Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012

 Автор: Gray Alasdair

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Sixty-four short tales from Gray's earlier books are here joined with ten new stories, with illustrations and information to amuse curious readers.

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Обложка книги Fiction Book Designer 3.2. Краткое руководство Fiction Book Designer 3.2. Краткое руководство

 Автор:

 Жанр: Компьютеры и Интернет, Программирование

Обложка книги Fiction Book Designer 3.2. Руководство по созданию книг Fiction Book Designer 3.2. Руководство по созданию книг

 Автор:

 Жанр: Компьютеры и Интернет, Программирование


Руководство по созданию книг в формате Fb2. Новая дополненная версия 1.3.

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Обложки нет Fiction Book Designer Краткое руководство

 Автор:

 Жанр: Компьютеры и Интернет, Программирование

Обложка книги Five Great Short Stories Five Great Short Stories

 Автор: Chekhov Anton

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Flowers for Algernon (short story)

 Автор: Keyes Daniel

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Проза, Классическая проза, Современная проза


v0.0 — 21 jul 2002 — proofed for #bookz

v1.0 — eBook downloaded from http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=463754 and after that imported to fb2 by soshial (21.05.2008)


wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowers_for_Algernon


Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.

—Plato, The Republic


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Обложки нет Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Серия:

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction

 Автор: Butler Robert Olen

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Публицистика


Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida State University — his version of literary boot camp. In From Where You Dream, Butler reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing that fiction is the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. Offering a direct view into the mind and craft of a literary master, From Where You Dream is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike.

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Обложка книги Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft

 Автор: Bear Greg, Brin David, Sawyer Robert J, Bear Elizabeth, Kress Nancy, McGuire Seanan, McDevitt Jack, Leckie Ann

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


This book is an anthology of original stories inspired by science and scientists. The authors—some of the best and most decorated in the field—each visited Microsoft Research and met with top researchers in areas such as machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, programming languages, and operating systems. They were given a unique opportunity to see new technologies under development and understand how researchers think and work.

The stories that came out of this process are the kind of science fiction that excited me as boy. They draw upon, highlight, and extrapolate current science. A number of them put scientists and engineers front and center in the narrative.

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Обложка книги Ghost Ship: A Sigma Force Short Story Ghost Ship: A Sigma Force Short Story

 Автор: Rollins James

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Приключения


From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes an electrifying short story, in which the battle over a lost treasure leads to murder, betrayal, and the revelation of a shocking mystery hidden aboard the… Ghost Ship


The discovery of a burned body sprawled on a remote Australian beach shatters the vacation plans of Commander Gray Pierce. To thwart an ingenious enemy, he and Seichan are pulled into a centuries-old mystery surrounding a lost convict ship, the Trident. The vessel — with a history of mutiny and stolen treasure — vanished into the mists of time, but nothing stays lost forever. A freak storm reveals clues scattered across the Great Barrier Reef, but following those clues will lead to bloodshed and savagery, for where this ghost ship is hidden is as shocking as the mystery behind its disappearance. It will take all of Gray’s ingenuity and Seichan’s deadly skills not only to survive — but to stop an enemy from destroying everything in his path.

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Обложка книги Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection

 Автор: Asimov Isaac

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Gravity Wells (Short Stories Collection) Gravity Wells (Short Stories Collection)

 Автор: Gardner James Alan

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Award-winning author James Alan Gardner evokes a sense of wonder that is synonymous with great speculative fiction. Now, in his first short-story collection, he brings together the numerous tales that have made his reputation, ranging from the everyday experience to the cosmic, from peanut butter sandwiches to space drives. There are stories of wonder, imagination, humanity, and the unknown and tales that remind us of the importance of possibility.

Some of the stories in this collection have won the Aurora Award and the grand prize in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, while others are completely new and undiscovered.

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Обложка книги Green Card Green Card

 Автор: Кошелюк Володимир

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


«Green Card» – воістину чоловічий роман, книга про протистояння долі, становлення характеру, подолання жорстких обставин і неабияких випробувань. Читача чекає яскраво й динамічно написана історія перетворення юного лузера на суворого і досвідченого воїна-спецпризначенця, а поштовхом до цього стає випадково виграна у лотерею картка, що надає право на проживання в Сполучених Штатах.

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Обложки нет High Pressure: A Tyler Locke Short Story

 Автор: Morrison Boyd

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Tyler Locke has traveled the world investigating mysteries and preventing catastrophes, but this time trouble finds him much closer to home.

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Обложка книги His Share of Glory The Complete Short Science Fiction His Share of Glory The Complete Short Science Fiction

 Автор: Kornbluth C M

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Though he died at age 34, Cyril M. Kornbluth left behind a vast body of classic SF writings (he sold his first story at age 15, in 1939). His Share of Glory, introduced by Frederik Pohl (Kornbluth's erstwhile collaborator), edited by Timothy P. Szczesuil, collects for the first time the 56 short stories that Kornbluth wrote solo.

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Обложка книги Inside Black Mirror Inside Black Mirror

 Автор: Arnopp Jason, Brooker Charlie, Jones Annabel

 Жанр:


What becomes of humanity when it’s fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Discover the world of Black Mirror in this immersive, illustrated, oral history.

This first official book logs the entire Black Mirror journey, from its origins in creator Charlie Brooker’s mind to its current status as one of the biggest cult TV shows to emerge from the UK. Alongside a collection of astonishing behind-the-scenes imagery and ephemera, Brooker and producer Annabel Jones will detail the creative genesis, inspiration and thought process behind each film for the first time, while key actors, directors and other creative talents relive their own involvement.

‘Brooker continues to solidify himself as one of the most creative writers in the medium. Even when the unfair creep of expectations rears up, Black Mirror and Brooker deliver.’

The Hollywood Reporter

Black Mirror: the future is already here, and it’s terrifying.’

Telegraph
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Обложка книги Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

 Автор: Liu Ken, Qiufan Chen, Jia Xia, Boyong Ma, Jingfang Hao, Fei Tang, Jingbo Cheng, Cixin Liu

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Readers at Tor and around the SF world have recently become familiar with Ken Liu and his Chinese translation work via the bestselling and award nominated novel The Three-Body Problem, by acclaimed Chinese author Cixin Liu. Readers who have developed a taste and excitement for Chinese SF by these means will be excited to hear that Ken Liu, the translator of that volume is assembling, translating, and editing an anthology of Chinese science fiction short stories.

The thirteen stories in this collection are a strong and diverse representation of Chinese science fiction, including two by Liu Cixin. Some have won awards in translation, some have garnered serious critical acclaim, some have been selected for Year’s Best anthologies, and some are simply Ken Liu’s personal favorites.

To round out the collection, there are several essays from Chinese scholars and authors, plus an illuminating introduction by Ken Liu.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Обложка книги Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction. Book 9: Robots Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction. Book 9: Robots

 Автор: Asimov Isaac, Sheckley Robert, Brin David, Pohl Frederik, Dick Philip K, Simak Clifford D, Kuttner Henry, del Rey Lester, Moore C L, Budrys Algis, Slesar Henry, Waldrop Howard, Kornbluth C M, Easton Thomas A, Smith George H, Jackson IV A A, Bunch David R, Shaara Michael, Bates Harry

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Jazz: A Short History Jazz: A Short History

 Автор: Morangelli Michael

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложка книги Kylie Scott. Lick. Stage Dive #1 Kylie Scott. Lick. Stage Dive #1

 Автор: Scott Kylie

 Серия: Stage Dive

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Languages: A Very Short Introduction Languages: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Anderson Stephen

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Языкознание


How many languages are there? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? In this Very Short Introduction, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson addresses such questions as he illuminates the science behind languages. Considering a wide range of different languages and linguistic examples, Anderson provides the basic facts about the world's major families of spoken languages and their distribution around the globe. He explores the basis for linguistic classification and raises questions about how we identify a language. Considering signed languages as well as spoken, Anderson also examines the wider social issues of losing languages, and their impact on vanishing cultures and peoples.

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Обложка книги Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie-And Other Cautionary Tales (Short Story Collection) Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie-And Other Cautionary Tales (Short Story Collection)

 Автор: Ibbotson Eva

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Logic: A Very Short Introduction Logic: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Priest Graham

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия


Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic deals with issues ranging from the existence of God and the reality of time to paradoxes of probability and decision theory. Along the way, the basics of formal logic are explained in simple, non-technical terms, showing that logic is a powerful and exciting part of modern philosophy.

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Обложка книги Long Made Short Long Made Short

 Автор: Dixon Stephen

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


"Mr. Dixon wields a stubbornly plain-spoken style; he loves all sorts of tricky narrative effects. And he loves even more the tribulations of the fantasizing mind, ticklish in their comedy, alarming in their immediacy". — "New York Times Book Review".

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Обложки нет Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories

 Автор: Montgomery Lucy Maud

 Жанр: Детское, Детская проза


Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her "Anne of Green Gables" books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942.

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Обложка книги Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Skinner Quentin

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия, Политика


Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it. Offering the first brief introduction to Machiavelli's thought to appear in twenty-five years, Skinner focuses on his three major works, The Prince, Discourses, and The History of Florence. He discusses the influence of Roman moral thought on Machiavelli, concentrating on the extent to which Machiavelli's teachings represent a reaction against this tradition. Placing Machiavelli in the proper social and intellectual context, Skinner reveals the extraordinary originality of his attack on the prevailing moral and political assumptions of his age.

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Обложка книги Maps Maps

 Автор: Farah Nuruddin

 Серия: Blood in the Sun

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This first novel in Nuruddin Farah's Blood in the Sun trilogy tells the story of Askar, a man coming of age in the turmoil of modern Africa. With his father a victim of the bloody Ethiopian civil war and his mother dying the day of his birth, Askar is taken in and raised by a woman named Misra amid the scandal, gossip, and ritual of a small African village. As an adolescent, Askar goes to live in Somalia's capital, where he strives to find himself just as Somalia struggles for national identity.

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Обложка книги Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

 Автор: Chabon Michael

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика, Критика


Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in sixteen parts — a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection.

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Обложка книги Maps for Lost Lovers Maps for Lost Lovers

 Автор: Aslam Nadeem

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


If Gabriel García Márquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared. Like thousands of people all over Enland, they were lovers and living together out of wedlock. To Chanda’s family, however, the disgrace was unforgivable. Perhaps enough so as to warrant murder.As he explores the disappearance and its aftermath through the eyes of Jugnu’s worldly older brother, Shamas, and his devout wife, Kaukab, Nadeem Aslam creates a closely observed and affecting portrait of people whose traditions threaten to bury them alive. The result is a tour de force, intimate, affecting, tragic and suspenseful.

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Обложка книги Maps of Hell Maps of Hell

 Автор: Johnston Paul

 Серия: Matt Wells

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Mirror Dance Mirror Dance

 Автор: Bujold Lois McMaster

 Серия: Barrayar

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Not everyone would envy young Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, even though he had formed his own mercenary fleet before attending the naval academy, and even though his mother was the beautiful Cordelia, the ship captain who has taught the Lords of Barrayar much about the perils of sexism. Even the fact that Miles is the third in line to the throne and personally owns a major chunk of his home planet would not tempt any normal person to change places with him.

When assassins came to rid the world of his father, his mother, pregnant with Miles, was in the line of fire, and Miles was but an egg for the omelet in an all too literal sense. Thanks to heroic medical intervention, Miles survived his near fatal brush with war gas—as a pain-filled dwarf with bones as weak and brittle as some malign composite of chalk and glass. Miles is often mistaken for a mutant by his mutant-loathing countrymen.

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Обложка книги Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe

 Автор: Asprin Robert, Takei George

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Hosato is killer — duelist — saboteur — whatever you pay him to be, and he always wins. Sent to sabotage a robot-manufacturing complex, Hosato discovers that the robots have turned into rampaging killers bent on the destruction of mankind!

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Обложка книги Mirror Image Mirror Image

 Автор: Cress Nancy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Mirror Maze Mirror Maze

 Автор: Bayer William

 Серия: Janek

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Mirror, mirror Mirror, mirror

 Автор: Bauer Sabine

 Серия: Atlantis

 Жанр: Фантастика, Боевая фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Too good to be true…

When an Ancient prodigy gives the Atlantis expedition Charybdis — a device capable of eliminating the Wraith — it’s an offer they can’t refuse. But the experiment fails disastrously, threatening to unravel the fabric of the Pegasus Galaxy — and the entire universe beyond.

Doctor Weir’s team find themselves trapped and alone in very different versions of Atlantis, each fighting for their lives and their sanity in a galaxy falling apart at the seams. And as the terrible truth begins to sink in, they realize that they must undo the damage Charybdis has wrought while they still can.

Embarking on a desperate attempt to escape the maddening tangle of realities, each tries to return to their own Atlantis before it’s too late. But the one thing standing in their way is themselves…


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Обложки нет My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

 Автор: Scott Walter

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложка книги No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories

 Автор: Child Lee

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child.


No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia — and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side — and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females — three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.”

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Too Much Time

Second Son

High Heat

Deep Down

Small Wars

James Penney’s New Identity

Everyone Talks

Not a Drill

Maybe They Have a Tradition

Guy Walks into a Bar

No Room at the Motel

The Picture of the Lonely Diner

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Обложка книги Obsidian Mirror Obsidian Mirror

 Автор: Fisher Catherine

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

 Автор: Miller David

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия, Политика


This Very Short Introduction introduces readers to the key concepts of political philosophy: authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically about the leading political questions of our time.

Miller first investigates how political philosophy tackles basic ethical questions such as ‘how should we live together in society?’ He furthermore looks at political authority, discusses the reasons society needs politics in the first place, explores the limitations of politics, and asks if there are areas of life that shouldn't be governed by politics. Moreover, he explores the connections between political authority and justice, a constant theme in political philosophy, and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy a market economy.

In his travels through this realm, Miller covers why nations are the natural units of government and wonders if the rise of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will change all this, and asks in the end if we will ever see the formation of a world government.

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Обложки нет Pulp fiction

 Автор: Козлов Владимир

 Жанр: Проза, Русская классическая проза

Обложка книги Screaming Science Fiction Screaming Science Fiction

 Автор: Lumley Brian

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет SHORT FICTIONS AND WONDERS

 Автор: THINGS FRAGILE

 Жанр:

Обложка книги Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

 Автор: Rowling J K

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Детское, Детская фантастика, Справочная литература, Справочная литература


Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies: Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

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Обложка книги Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

 Автор: Rowling J K

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Детское, Детская фантастика, Справочная литература, Справочная литература


Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists: Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.

These stories of power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts – and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.

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Обложка книги Short Stories Vol.1 Short Stories Vol.1

 Автор: Asimov Isaac

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Short Stories / Рассказы Short Stories / Рассказы

 Автор: О Генри

 Жанр:


В сборник вошли рассказы Уильяма Сидни Портера (1862–1910), известного читателям как О’Генри.

До сих пор вызывают интерес стиль и особенности языка американского классика, мастера юмора и иронии, умевшего подметить комичное в людях и в их поведении. Стилистические и языковые средства, которые применяет О’Генри, чрезвычайно разнообразны. Писатель вводит неологизмы, латинские, французские, испанские фразы, жаргонные слова, местные диалекты, его герои могут как подняться в заоблачные выси, так и опуститься на самое дно, и тогда неправильное употребление грамматических форм ярко характеризует самих персонажей. Иногда для пущего комического эффекта автор вкладывает в уста бродяг мысли, облеченные в слова, которые больше подошли бы университетским профессорам. Речь часто идет о мошенничествах разного рода, поэтому в рассказах встречается и много вымышленных слов.

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Обложки нет Short Straw

 Автор: Woods Stuart

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Short Straw reintroduces Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle, who first appeared in Stuart Woods's 1992 thriller, Santa Fe Rules. In his first adventure, Ed fell in love with the seductive Barbara Kennerly, and married her-against his better judgment.

Turns out that Ed should have listened to his intuition. Ed Eagle awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to find that Barbara has vanished, and Ed's money-from his business, his bank, and his brokerage accounts-has been wired to the Cayman Islands. Barbara, it appears, had drugged his birthday wine, neatly cleaned him out and then fled to Mexico, from where she can't be extradited. And as if that weren't bad enough, when Ed arrives at work that morning he discovers that he's been assigned a new client who looks like nothing but trouble-Joe Big Bear, a part-time mechanic charged with a triple homicide. Ed hires two slightly shady investigators to search for his wife. But when they track Barbara down in Puerto Vallarta, they discover that Joe Big Bear may also be embroiled in Barbara's plot. Ed soon finds himself caught in a scheme that is much more far reaching-and deadly-than anyone would have expected.

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Обложка книги Small Wars (The new Jack Reacher short story) Small Wars (The new Jack Reacher short story)

 Автор: Child Lee

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In this new ebook exclusive short story, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Lee Child goes back to 1989, when Jack Reacher is serving as an officer in the military police. A young lieutenant colonel, in a stylish handmade uniform, roars through the damp woods of Georgia in her new silver Porsche — until she meets a very tall soldier with a broken-down car.

What could connect a cold-blooded off-post shooting with Reacher, his elder brother Joe, and a secretive unit of pointy-heads from the Pentagon?

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Обложка книги Snuff Fiction Snuff Fiction

 Автор: Rankin Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика


With all the hassle smokers get nowadays, it's hardly worth it. It's time to move on to something else. Something which doesn't bother anybody else.Yes, snuff is about to make its biggest ever comeback. And the guy who came up with that one is going to be a very wealthy individual.

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Обложка книги Stranger Than Fiction (True Stories) Stranger Than Fiction (True Stories)

 Автор: Palahniuk Chuck

 Жанр: Проза, Контркультура


"Full of wonderful moments…Palahniuk's voice is so distinctive and intimate-he writes as though he is recounting a great story to a close friend." — Los Angeles Times

"Step into Palahniuk's dark worldview and watch for what crawls out. These stories are true to him and no one else." — The Oregonian

“One of the oddest and most oddly compelling collections to come along for some time.” —The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“In Chuck Palahniuk’s world, the ride is fast, often disturbing, and there is never any holding back.” —The New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Eccentric, idiosyncratic, and often entertaining.” —The Onion

"Priceless grace notes from an exceptionally droll and sharp-eyed observer." — The New York Times

“Rarely does a collection of essays continually resonate with a main theme and accumulate a weight that would lead you to call it a great book. . This is a pretty great book.” —The Seattle Times

"The book's lurid appeal rests largely on being let in on Palahniuk's secrets, the raw material for much of his fiction. . Acts that give spice to his novels are made more menacing when encountered in the real world." — Black Book

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Обложка книги The Apple Tree: a short novel & several long stories The Apple Tree: a short novel & several long stories

 Автор: du Maurier Daphne

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, Современная проза


A collection of sinister and macabre short stories by Daphne du Maurier, including "The Birds" on which Hitchcock famously based his film of the same name.

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Обложка книги The Athens Solution: A Short Story The Athens Solution: A Short Story

 Автор: Thor Brad

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Brad Thor, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code of Conduct, comes a lightning-paced short story, pitting Scot Harvath against a threat unlike any he’s faced before…


A deadly betrayal is at the center of The Athens Solution. When a game-changing weapon falls into the wrong hands, the US Ambassador to Greece must risk everything to recover it, even if it means participating in a ruse that costs his life. With the ambassador dead and the device still at large, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath rushes to eliminate a terror cell about to sell the dangerous technology to Iran. As the sun sets on the Aegean Sea, Harvath must go head-to-head with a traitorous adversary in a confrontation that puts the fate of America and her allies at risk.


In this riveting addition to his Scot Harvath thrillers, Brad Thor delivers a short story with all the pulse-pounding action and high stakes that are his hallmarks, leaving fans hungry for more!

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Обложка книги The Bellini card The Bellini card

 Автор: Goodwin Jason

 Серия: Yashim the eunuch

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

 Автор: Valentine Genevieve, Beagle Peter S, Valente Catherynne M, Evenson Brian, Adams John Joseph, Jemisin N K, Tolbert Jeremiah, Bailey Dale, Kim Alice Sola, Yu Charles, Shawl Nisi, Bardugo Leigh, Bell Helena, Hill Joseph Allen, Rustad A Merc, Urbanski Debbie, van Eekhout Greg, Weinstein Alexander, Wolven Nick, Yoachim Caroline M, Yu E Lily

 Серия: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


“This volume showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance.” —Washington Post

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But what the best of these stories do is the same across the genres—they illuminate the whole gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Charles Yu, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 continues to explore the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Yu bringing his unique view—literary, meta, and adventurous—to the series’ third edition.

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Обложка книги The Best American Short Stories 2013 The Best American Short Stories 2013

 Автор: Saunders George, Munro Alice, Shepard Jim, íaz Junot, Means David, Tallent Elizabeth, Millhauser Steven, Strout Elizabeth, Pitlor Heidi, ón Daniel, Baxter Charles, Byers Michael, Greenfeld Karl Taro, Jen Gish, Johnston Bret Anthony, Kohler Sheila, Moore Lorrie, Nelson Antonya, Quade Kirstin Valdez, Rivecca Suzanne, Wickersham Joan, Wink Callan

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “It’s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world.

In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quade’s “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickersham’s “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mother’s declining health and her daughter’s helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Wink’s “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents’ estrangement.

“Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of one’s writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”

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Обложка книги The Best American Short Stories 2018 The Best American Short Stories 2018

 Автор: Rash Ron, Sittenfeld Curtis, Pitlor Heidi, Cline Emma, Wang é Weijun, Gay Roxane, Anderson Maria, Brinkley Jamel, Choi Yoon, Elliott Alicia, Evans Danielle, Ferrell Carolyn, Glaviano Ann, Guajardo Jacob, íquez Cristina, Iskandrian Kristen, Johnson Jocelyn Nicole, Lyons Matthew, Nayeri Dina, Obreht éa, Silverberg Amy, Solomon Rivers

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction.

“I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also love when a story has a powerful message, when a story teaches me something about the world.” The artful, profound, and sometimes funny stories Gay chose for the collection transport readers from a fraught family reunion to an immigration detention center, from a psychiatric hospital to a coed class sleepover in a natural history museum. We meet a rebellious summer camper, a Twitter addict, and an Appalachian preacher—all characters and circumstances that show us what we “need to know about the lives of others.”

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Обложка книги The Best Contemporary Women's Fiction The Best Contemporary Women's Fiction

 Автор: Gloss Molly, Patchett Ann, Mones Nicole, Blum Jenna, O Maggie, Benedict Elizabeth

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


An omnibus of novels

Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels includes works by some of the finest novelists of today.

Almost by Elizabeth Benedict chronicles the attempt of writer Sophy Chase to come to terms with the death of her almost ex-husband – who may have committed suicide on the New England resort island where she left him just months before.

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum follows Trudy, a professor of German history, as she investigates her mother's past and the truth surrounding her life in Germany during WWII. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.

The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss is a heartwarming, greatly satisfying story of a young woman with the rare talent of "gentling" wild horses and the unexpected and profound connections between people and animals.

The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones takes readers inside the hidden world of elite cuisine in modern China through the story of an American food writer in Beijing. When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husband's estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell is a gothic, intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth that will haunt you long past its final page.

The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett tells the story of a secretive magician's death that sets in motion his partner's journey of self-discovery.

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Обложка книги The Best military Science Fiction of 20th century The Best military Science Fiction of 20th century

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

 Автор: Martin George R R, Williams Walter Jon, Anderson Poul, Drake David, Turtledove Harry, Card Orson Scott, Clarke Arthur C, Dick Philip K, Benford Gregory, Haldeman Joe W, Smith Cordwainer, Cherryh C J, McCaffrey Anne

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind.

Science fiction's finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include:

-"Superiority": Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side's own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat.

-"Dragonrider": A tale of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival.

-"Second Variety": Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post apocalyptic vision of the future.

-"The Night of the Vampyres": A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin's gripping drama.

-"Hero": Joe Haldeman's short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War.

-"Ender's Game": The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card's masterpiece of military science fiction.

. . . as well as stories from Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, C. J. Cherryh, David Drake, Cordwainer Smith, Harry Turtledove and Walter John Williams.

Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the 20th century.

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Обложка книги The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 10 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 10

 Автор: Bear Greg, Robinson Kim Stanley, Gaiman Neil, Strahan Jonathan, Reed Robert, Valentine Genevieve, Jones Gwyneth, Ryman Geoff, Reynolds Alastair, Link Kelly, McIntyre Vonda N, Bear Elizabeth, McDonald Ian, Valente Catherynne M, Kiernan ín R, Bacigalupi Paolo, Ford Jeffrey, Hopkinson Nalo, Leckie Ann, Wong Alyssa, Robson Kelly, Malik Usman T, Wilson Kai Ashante, Miller Sam J, Shawl Nisi, Muir Tamsyn, Sulway Nike, Ings Simon

 Серия: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Научная Фантастика


DISTANT WORLDS, TIME TRAVEL, EPIC ADVENTURE, UNSEEN WONDERS AND MUCH MORE! The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume nine and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more.

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Обложка книги The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 An anthology of stories The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 An anthology of stories

 Автор: Lanagan Margo, Gaiman Neil, Doctorow Cory, Strahan Jonathan, Rajaniemi Hannu, McDonald Sandra, Brennan Sarah Rees, Black Holly, Broderick Damien, Abercrombie Joe, Reed Robert, Johnson Kij, Goss Theodora, Kelly James Patrick, Kushner Ellen, Hand Elizabeth, Cadigan Pat, Sterling Bruce, Barzak Christopher, McHugh Maureen, Genge Sara, Landis Geoffrey A, Kessel John, Peterfreund Diana, Tidhar Lavie, Tregillis Ian, Parker K J, Watts Peter, Valentine Genevieve, Swirsky Rachel

 Серия: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Научная Фантастика


An anthology of stories edited by Jonathan Strahan

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Обложки нет The Changed Man and the King of Words (Short Stories)

 Автор: Card Orson Scott

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Collected Short Stories of Conrad Aiken The Collected Short Stories of Conrad Aiken

 Автор: Aiken Conrad

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This indispensable volume, which includes the classic stories “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” and “Mr. Arcularis,” is a testament to the dazzling artistry of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.

A young woman passes through the countryside to visit her dying grandmother for a final time. A cabbie, exhausted from a long day’s work, fights to get an intoxicated woman out of his taxi. A man on his way to a bachelor party tries to come to grips with the brutishness that lies within every gentleman—and finds that Bacardi cocktails do nothing to help. 

A master craftsman whose poetry and prose offer profound insight into the riddle of consciousness, Conrad Aiken thrills, disturbs, and inspires in all forty-one of these astute and eloquent tales.

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Обложка книги The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. I The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. I

 Автор: McClanahan Scott

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


"Scott McClanahan is a powerful, exceptional writer, and the overall effect of reading his deceptively simple stories is like getting hit in the head by a champion cage fighter cranked up on meth that was cooked in a trailer without running water in some Kentucky backwoods where people sing murder ballads to their children to put them to sleep." — DONALD RAY POLLOCK, author of "The Devil All the Time"

"He might be one of the great southern storytellers of our time." — VOL. 1 BROOKLYN

"When I discovered the stories of Scott McClanahan last year, I was instantly enthralled with his natural storytelling voice and freaky funny tales. There's no pretense to Scott's work. It's like you're just dropped right into the middle of these fantastic and true stories. It's like a sweet blend of my favorite southern writers, Larry Brown and Harry Crews. Reading McClanahan is like listening to a good friend telling you his best real-life stories on your back porch on a humid night. And you both got a nice whiskey buzz going." — KEVIN SAMPSELL, author of "A Common Pornography"

"McClanahan's prose is unfettered and kinetic and his stories seem like a hyper-modern iteration of local color fiction. His delivery is guileless and his morality ambivalent and you get the sense, while reading him, that he is sitting next to you on a barstool, eating peanuts and drinking a beer, and intermittently getting up to pick a song on the jukebox." — THE RUMPUS

"Reads like Bukowski with more surprises." — IMPOSE MAGAZINE

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Обложка книги The Complete Short Stories of L.P. Hartley The Complete Short Stories of L.P. Hartley

 Автор: Hartley Leslie Poles

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Проза, Классическая проза


For the first time, the complete short fiction of L.P. Hartley is included in one volume. A novelist whose work has been acclaimed for its consistent quality, he also produced a number of masterly executed short stories. Those stories, written under the collection titles of The Travelling Grave, The White Wand, Two for the River, and Mrs. Carteret Receives are in this edition, as is the flawless novella Simonetta Perkins.

Leslie Poles Hartley was born in 1895 and died in 1972. Of his eighteen novels, the best known are The Shrimp and the Anemone, Eustace and Hilda, The Go-Between, The Boat, The Hireling, The Brickfield, Poor Clare, The Love Adept, and My Sisters’ Keeper. The Go-Between, when filmed, was an international success, and the film version of The Hireling won the principal award at the 1973 Cannes festival.

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Обложка книги The Complete Short Stories of Saki The Complete Short Stories of Saki

 Автор:

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


The buttoned-up world of the British upper classes is exploded by the brilliance, wit and audacity of Saki’s bomb-like stories. In ‘The Open Window’ an imaginative teenager gives a visitor the fright of his life. In ‘The Unrest Cure’ the ordered home of a respectable country gent is rocked to its core. And ‘Laura’ expresses the hope of revenge via reincarnation. For punchlines, twists, satire and pure mirth, Saki’s stories are second-to-none.

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Обложка книги The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив, Триллер


Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs return in this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

THE DELIVERYMAN

A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story


A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man's eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father's delivery route.

But the murder victim may have been more than just a simple deliveryman. Rhyme and Sachs uncover clues that he might have been delivering a highly illegal, contraband shipment — which is now missing. And someone wants it back…

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Обложка книги The Eleventh Metal: A Mistborn Short Story The Eleventh Metal: A Mistborn Short Story

 Автор: Sanderson Brandon

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


Brandon wrote this Kelsier prequel story specifically for the Mistborn Adventure Game, a tabletop RPG. Please keep in mind that the story was intended to help a GM bring his players up to speed on the world if they haven’t read the books. There are a few goodies for those who want to know more about Kelsier, but this story is not meant to stand wholly on its own.


Three months have passed since the events in the Pits of Hathsin …

Before Kelsier learned to kill a hundred men with a single coin and crush men within their armor, before he become the last hope in the fight against evil, he thought only of revenge and retaliation.

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Обложка книги The Last Survivor (A Wilde/Chase Short Story) The Last Survivor (A Wilde/Chase Short Story)

 Автор: Mcdermott Andy

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Приключения


Join Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase in a digital exclusive short story from the international bestseller Andy McDermott.


Nina Wilde is pregnant and feeling very alone. Reeling from the events of her last mission, in which a close friend died in their attempt to stop a resurgent Nazi force from stealing a great archaeological treasure, all Nina can do is try and find solace in her work.

But there is one last survivor. A man determined to take his revenge on Nina for all that befell his brethren. Now he is in New York, waiting for his chance. Can Nina's husband, former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, stop him?

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Обложка книги The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

 Автор: Perry Anne, Tremayne Peter, Meyers Maan, Lupoff Richard A, Saylor Steven, Ashley Mike, Reed Mary, Mayer Eric, Morson Ian, Todd Charles, Holt Tom, Counihan Deirdre, Lumley Dorothy, Pollard Tony

 Серия:

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив, Исторический детектив, Криминальный детектив, Триллер, Детектив


From Ancient Rome through thirteenth-century Venice to 1930s' New York, twelve compelling historical crime stories.


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Обложка книги The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels

 Автор: Jakubowski Maxim, Hemmingson Michael, Vollmann William T, Perkins Michael, Christian M, Taylor Lucy, Ramsden Mark, De Noux ’Neil, Coover Robert, Santagada Gene, Dillon Nikki, Jaye-Lewis Marilyn

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Эротика


An anthology of stories

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Обложка книги The Mirror of Her Dreams The Mirror of Her Dreams

 Автор: Donaldson Stephen R

 Серия: Mordant's Need

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги The Mirror of Worlds The Mirror of Worlds

 Автор: Drake David

 Серия: Crown of the Isles

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги The Mirror Thief The Mirror Thief

 Автор: Seay Martin

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика, Проза, Современная проза


The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world's most wondrous inventions: the mirror. An object of glittering yet fearful fascination — was it reflecting simple reality, or something more spiritually revealing? — the Venetian mirrors were state of the art technology, and subject to industrial espionage by desirous sultans and royals world-wide. But for any of the development team to leave the island was a crime punishable by death. One man, however — a world-weary war hero with nothing to lose — has a scheme he thinks will allow him to outwit the city's terrifying enforcers of the edict, the ominous Council of Ten. .

Meanwhile, in two other Venices — Venice Beach, California, circa 1958, and the Venice casino in Las Vegas, circa today — two other schemers launch similarly dangerous plans to get away with a secret. .

All three stories will weave together into a spell-binding tour-de-force that is impossible to put down — an old-fashioned, stay-up-all-night novel that, in the end, returns the reader to a stunning conclusion in the original Venice. . and the bedazzled sense of having read a truly original and thrilling work of art.

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Обложка книги The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village

 Автор: Delany Samuel R

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


“A very moving, intensely fascinating literary biography from an extraordinary writer. Thoroughly admirable candor and luminous stylistic precision; the artist as a young man and a memorable picture of an age.”

— William Gibson

“Absolutely central to any consideration of black manhood… Delany’s vision of the necessity for total social and political transformation is revolutionary.”

— Hazel Carby

“The prose of The Motion of Light in Water often has the shimmering beauty of the title itself… This book is invaluable gay history.”

— Inches Magazine

Born in New York City’s black ghetto Harlem at the start of World War II, Samuel R. Delany married white poet Marilyn Hacker right out of high school. The interracial couple moved into the city’s new bohemian quarter, the Lower East Side, in summer 1961. Through the decade’s opening years, new art, new sexual practices, new music, and new political awareness burgeoned among the crowded streets and cheap railroad apartments. Beautifully, vividly, insightfully, Delany calls up this era of exploration and adventure as he details his development as a black gay writer in an open marriage, with tertiary walk-ons by Bob Dylan, Stokely Carmichael, W. H. Auden, and James Baldwin, and a panoply of brilliantly drawn secondary characters.


Winner of the 1989 Hugo Award for Non-fiction


Samuel R. Delany is the author of numerous science fiction books including, Dhalgren and The Mad Man, as well as the best-selling nonfiction study Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. He lives in New York City and teaches at Temple University. The Lambda Book Report chose Delany as one of the fifty most significant men and women of the past hundred years tochange our concept of gayness, and he is a recipient of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime’s contribution to lesbian and gay literature.

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Обложка книги The Patriot: A Short Story The Patriot: A Short Story

 Автор: Dexter Sean

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Set in small town Oklahoma at the height of the Cold War, a local private investigator is hired to investigate what a local man thinks might be a Russian spy ring. As the bodies start to pile up, the line between good and bad, patriot and traitor, begins to blur….

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Обложка книги The People Trap (short stories collection) The People Trap (short stories collection)

 Автор: Sheckley Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Phoenix and the Mirror The Phoenix and the Mirror

 Автор: Davidson Avram

 Серия: Vergil Magus

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Фэнтези


A Landmark Fantasy Adventure

Inspired by the legends of the Dark Ages, The Phoenix and the Mirror is the story of the mighty Vergil — not quit the Vergil of our history books (the poet who penned The Aeneid), but the Vergil conjured by by the medieval imagination: hero, alchemist, and sorcerer extraordinaire.

Hugo Award winner Avram Davidson has mingled fact with fantasy, turned history askew, and come up with a powerful fantasy adventure that is an acknowledged classic of the field.

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Обложка книги The Saint And The Fiction Makers The Saint And The Fiction Makers

 Автор: Charteris Leslie

 Серия: Saint

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Крутой детектив


Amos Klein was the name of the ingenious thriller-writer and S.W.O.R.D. (Secret World Organization for Retribution and Destruction) was the ruthless institution Amos Klein had created in fiction. Who was this brilliantly imaginative writer? One man was determind to find out, and when he did, a simple kidnapping would set his destructive plan in motion. His gang had already created a real-life S.W.O.R.D. — all they needed now was its creator. Neat? Very. Successful? Almost. Because they made two small but fatal mistakes. The beautiful, brainy Amity Little wasn’t Amos Klein’s secretary, and the man who accompanied her wasn’t Amos Klein — it was Simon Templar.

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Обложка книги The Science Fiction Hall of Fame The Science Fiction Hall of Fame

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The She-Devil in the Mirror The She-Devil in the Mirror

 Автор: Castellanos Moya Horacio

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Laura Rivera can’t believe what has happened. Her best friend has been killed in cold blood in the living room of her home, in front of her two young daughters! Nobody knows who pulled the trigger, but Laura will not rest easy until she finds out. Her dizzying, delirious, hilarious, and blood-curdling one-sided dialogue carries the reader on a rough and tumble ride through the social, political, economic, and sexual chaos of post-civil war San Salvador. A detective story of pulse-quickening suspense, The She-Devil in the Mirror is also a sober reminder that justice and truth are more often than not illusive. Castellanos Moya’s relentless, obsessive narrator — female, rich, paranoid, wonderfully perceptive, and, in the end, fabulously unreliable — paints with frivolous profundity a society in a state of collapse.

Castellanos Moya’s Senselessness was acclaimed “an innovative and invigoratingly twisted piece of art” (Village Voice) and “a brilliantly crafted moral fable, as if Kafka had gone to Latin America for his source materials” (Russell Banks).

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Обложка книги The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories

 Автор: Dick Philip Kindred

 Серия: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


This collection includes all of the writer’s earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include “Beyond Lies the Wub”, “The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford”, “The Variable Man”, and 22 others.

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Обложка книги The Short Happy Lives of Eustace Weaver The Short Happy Lives of Eustace Weaver

 Автор: Brown Fredric

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

 Автор: Meyer Stephenie

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

Обложки нет The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov

 Автор: Chekhov Anton

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Short Victorious War The Short Victorious War

 Автор: Weber David

 Серия: Honor Harrington

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


The families who rule the People's Republic of Haven need a short, victorious war to calm the Proles and defuse any threat of civil war. In their way stands a kingdom that has always backed down before... but Honor Harrington wasn't involved before.

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Обложка книги The Spirit of Science Fiction The Spirit of Science Fiction

 Автор: ño Roberto

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A tale of bohemian youth on the make in Mexico City from a master of contemporary fiction, and a sublime precursor to The Savage Detectives

Two young poets, Jan and Remo, find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry, and, above all, with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world—or sacrifice themselves to it. Roberto Bolaño’s The Spirit of Science Fiction is a story of youth hungry for revolution, notoriety, and sexual adventure, as they work to construct a reality out of the fragments of their dreams.

But as close as these friends are, the city tugs them in opposite directions. Jan withdraws from the world, shutting himself in their shared rooftop apartment where he feverishly composes fan letters to the stars of science fiction and dreams of cosmonauts and Nazis. Meanwhile, Remo runs headfirst into the future, spending his days and nights with a circle of wild young writers, seeking pleasure in the city’s labyrinthine streets, rundown cafés, and murky bathhouses.

This kaleidoscopic work of strange and tender beauty is a fitting introduction for readers uninitiated into the thrills of Roberto Bolaño’s fiction, and an indispensable addition to an ecstatic and transgressive body of work.

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Обложка книги The Spriggan Mirror The Spriggan Mirror

 Автор: Watt-Evans Lawrence

 Серия: Ethshar

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Stranger in the Mirror The Stranger in the Mirror

 Автор: Shilling Jane

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


‘I looked in the mirror one morning, and saw the face of a stranger. Who was she, this haggard, bun-faced woman with the softening jawline, the downturned mouth, the world-weary air of a woman who hasn’t had what she wanted from life, and knows she isn’t going to get it now? Why, it was no one else but me, myself and I.’

Middle age took Jane Shilling by surprise. She hadn’t seen it coming, and she certainly wasn’t ready for it. She lives in a tumbledown urban cottage by the Thames, with a son, a cat and a horse in livery fifty miles away – a flawed, bittersweet version of the idyll she dreamed of in her twenties.

Must she accept that middle age is the beginning of the end or is there one last great adventure still to be grabbed? Her sense of hope and excitement seem at odds with her contemporaries’ resolute denial or rueful resignation in the face of middle age. And what of the strange, conflicting attitudes – a mixture of fascination and revulsion – that surround the public perception of middle-aged women?

The Stranger in the Mirror is one woman’s attempt to understand what middle age is, what it means for her and whether, as a new generation of women turns fifty, some kind of revolution is under way. The result is a very personal meditation about what it’s like to be at the midpoint, looking both backwards and forwards. It definitely won’t reverse the signs of ageing – but it will make you laugh, it will make you think and it could just make you look in the mirror in a slightly different way…

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Обложка книги The Trail to Buddha_s Mirror The Trail to Buddha_s Mirror

 Автор: Winslow Don

 Серия: Neal Carey

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги The Twelfth Card The Twelfth Card

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The stunning new Lincoln Rhyme thriller – by the number one bestselling author of THE VANISHED MAN and GARDEN OF BEASTS. Geneva Settle is a bright young high school student from Harlem writing a paper about one of her ancestors, a former slave called Charles Singleton. Geneva is also the target of a ruthless professional killer. Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his policewoman partner Amelia Sachs are called into the case, working frantically to anticipate where the hired gun will strike next and how to stop him, all the while trying to get to the truth of Charles Singleton, and the reason that Geneva has been targeted. For Charles Singleton had a secret – a secret that may strike at the very heart of the United States constitution, and have disastrous consequences for human rights today. And Sachs is going to have to search a crime scene that's 140 years old before she can stop the killer.

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Обложка книги The Two-Way Mirror The Two-Way Mirror

 Автор: Grayson Roger

 Серия: Adult classic

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie

 Автор: Inmon Shawn

 Серия: Middle Falls Time Travel

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Time travel with a twist!

What if Dexter could travel through time?

Scott McKenzie’s father killed his mother and himself. Scott vowed to do anything in his power to stop similar murders.

He longed to be a police officer, but a tour in Vietnam in 1970 derailed that career. Two years later, wounded in body and soul, Scott died. He didn’t go on to what was next, though. Instead, he woke up with a chance to live his life over and over until he got it right.

Murderers will never see him coming.

But, by using violence to save others, is he losing his own soul?

The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie is the seventh book in the Middle Falls Time Travel series. It is written as a standalone novel. The Middle Falls books can be read in any order.

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Обложка книги The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection

 Автор: Cixin Liu

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


“The Wandering Earth” is a collection of short stories by Liu Cixin, China’s most acclaimed contemporary science-fiction author. Unabashedly classic in the great tradition of Asimov and Clarke, Liu Cixin’s science-fiction is firmly rooted in the cosmic.

“[Most] literature has always left me with the impression of indulging an intense anthropocentric narcissism. […] In the world of literature, the Sun exists for no other reason than to illuminate the pure, unadulterated countryside, the Moon has no other reason to shine than to cast the shadows of the seaside lovers, [but] if the universe is the Sahara, then all that makes the Earth a grain of gold within it, is that a particular bacteria called humanity clinging to its surface.”

Liu Cixin uses the unique perspective of science-fiction to take us on a journey into this majestic, desolate cosmos. He gives us the chance to reacquaint ourselves with the fundamental truth that in the face of a vast universe we are no more than a speck of dust; That the Earth is just another celestial body◦— And an extremely vulnerable one at that. The flash of a gamma-ray burst or the blast of a nearby supernova could, at any moment, reduce our cherished home to nothing but ashes.

It can be terrifying to contemplate the end of our world and stories that describe such destruction can be disturbing. At the same time however, they can leave us feeling not only entertained, but exhilarated and inspired. Maybe, they can even give us a chance to renew our love of life.

Most stories found in the “The Wandering Earth” collection take us to a sci-fi vision of Earth’s end. But here, there are no Hollywood aliens, descending from the depths of space to blow up our cities. In these futures, the dangers humanity faces are much stranger and whimsical than that. The unexpected calamities that befall his richly detailed worlds are only eclipsed by humanity’s epic, but always plausible, attempts to escape destruction.

In all this peril and doom, Liu Cixin always feels for humanity. His stories are full of a deep love for all of Earth’s peoples. But even this love does not escape reflection and even ridicule when viewed through his unrelenting cosmic lens. No matter how dearly one loves the Earth, humanity and all its cultures, there is no avoiding the cold, hard truth that they mean absolutely nothing when viewed against the vastness of the universe. But even an infinite universe could not change the simple fact that we are worthy of love, that we need love. It is this twist that lies at the very heart of the stories in this collection.

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Обложка книги The World Next Door (A Short Story) The World Next Door (A Short Story)

 Автор: Ferguson Brad

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Постапокалипсис


This is a short story published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in September 1987. The World Next Door: A Novel published in 1990.

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Обложка книги The Years Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection (2006) The Years Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection (2006)

 Автор: Dozois Gardner

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection

 Автор: Egan Greg, Johnson Bill, Turtledove Harry, Reed Robert, Sterling Bruce, Tidhar Lavie, McHugh Maureen F, Reynolds Alastair, Dozois Gardner, Swanwick Michael, Buckell Tobias S, Flynn Michael F, Nevala-Lee Alec, Kress Nancy, Arnason Eleanor, Ashby Madeline, Moreno-Garcia Silvia, COREY JAMES S A, Larson Rich, Nagata Linda, McMullen Sean, Robson Kelly, de Bodard Aliette, Kritzer Naomi, Fenn Jaine, Das Indrapramit, Benedict R S, Scholz Carter, Nayler Ray, Skillingstead Jack, Courtier Burt, Barber Jessica, Saab Sara, Jennings Kelly, McHugh Ian, Palmer Suzanne, Prasad Vina Jie-Min, ’Reilly Finbarr

 Серия: The Year's Best Science Fiction

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The multiple Locus Award-winning annual collection of the year’s best science fiction stories.

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

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Обложка книги The Years Best Science Fiction, Vol. 18 The Years Best Science Fiction, Vol. 18

 Автор: Dozois Gardner

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Years Best Science Fiction, Vol. 20 The Years Best Science Fiction, Vol. 20

 Автор: , Dozois Gardner

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Year's Best Science Fiction, Volume 29 The Year's Best Science Fiction, Volume 29

 Автор: Baxter Stephen, Broderick Damien, Reed Robert, Johnson Kij, Cadigan Pat, Tidhar Lavie, Jones Gwyneth, Ryman Geoff, McHugh Maureen F, Reynolds Alastair, Lake Jay, Dozois Gardner, McAuley Paul, Moles David, Bear Elizabeth, Barnes John, MacLeod Ken, Schroeder Karl, Swanwick Michael, Beagle Peter S, Gilman Carolyn Ives, Cornell Paul, McDonald Ian, Valente Catherynne M, Hutchinson Dave, Purdom Tom, MacLeod Ian R, Klecha David, Buckell Tobias S, Flynn Michael F, Ha Lee Yoon, Hawkins Jim, Nevala-Lee Alec, Ball Peter M, Lawson Chris

 Серия: The Year's Best Science Fiction

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together short stories from award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

In this collection of thirty-five science fiction stories from 2011, Gardner Dozois once again identifies the best stories of the year.

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Обложка книги Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Woolf Short Stories

 Автор: Woolf Virginia

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


A collection of stories by British writer Virginia Woolf: The Mark on the Wall, Kew Gardens, Solid Objects, An Unwritten Novel, A Haunted House, Monday or Tuesday, The String Quartet, Society, Blue and Green, In the Orchard, Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street, A Woman's College From Outside, The New Dress, Moments of Being, The Lady in the Looking-Glass, The Shooting Party, The Duchess and The Jeweller, Lappin and Lappinova, The Man Who Loved His Kind, The Searchlight, The Legacy, Together and Apart, A Summing Up.

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Обложка книги World Next Door (A Short Story) World Next Door (A Short Story)

 Автор: Ferguson Brad

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Постапокалипсис


This is a short story published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in September 1987. World Next Door: A Novel published in 1990.

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Обложка книги Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

 Автор: Halverson Deborah

 Жанр: Справочная литература, Руководства


Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction

With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren’t sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers?

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication.

* Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice

* Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts

* How to break into the flourishing young adult market

With the help of this step-by-step guide, you’ll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

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Обложка книги Zion's Fiction Zion's Fiction

 Автор: Tidhar Lavie, Hareven Gail, Teitelbaum Sheldon, Lottem Emanuel, Adaf Shimon, Amnuel Pesach (Pavel), Baruchin Rotem, Furman Yael, Gomel Elana, Hasson Guy, Landsman Keren, Liebrecht Savyon, Peretz Nitay, Sasson Mordechai, Semel Nava, Shomron Gur, Teler Eyal, Yaniv Nir

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


This anthology showcases the best Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature published since the 1980s.

The stories included come from Hebrew, Russian, and English-language sources, and include well-known authors such as Shimon Adaf, Pesach (Pavel) Amnuel, Gail Hareven, Savyon Liebrecht, Nava Semel and Lavie Tidhar, as well as a hot-list of newly translated Israeli writers. The book features: an historical and contemporary survey of Israeli science fiction and fantasy literature by the editors; a foreword by revered SF/F writer Robert Silverberg; an afterword by Dr. Aharon Hauptman, the founding editor of Fantasia 2000, Israel’s seminal SF/F magazine; an author biography for each story included in the volume; and illustrations for each story by award winning American-born Israeli artist, Avi Katz.

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Обложка книги Английский язык с Ф. Скоттом Фитцджеральдом. Алмаз величиной в отель «Риц» / Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The Diamond As Big As The Ritz Английский язык с Ф. Скоттом Фитцджеральдом. Алмаз величиной в отель «Риц» / Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The Diamond As Big As The Ritz

 Автор: Фитцджеральд Фрэнсис Скотт

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Языкознание


В книге предлагается повесть Фрэнсиса Скотта Фитцджеральда «Алмаз величиной с отель „Риц“», адаптированный (без упрощения текста оригинала) по методу Ильи Франка. Уникальность метода заключается в том, что запоминание слов и выражений происходит за счет их повторяемости, без заучивания и необходимости использовать словарь. Пособие способствует эффективному освоению языка, может служить дополнением к учебной программе. Предназначено для студентов, для изучающих английский язык самостоятельно, а также для всех интересующихся английской культурой.


Фантастический триллер от классика американской литературы XX-го века.

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Обложка книги Лучшие повести британских и американских писателей / Best Short Novels by British & American Authors Лучшие повести британских и американских писателей / Best Short Novels by British & American Authors

 Автор: Коллектив авторов

 Жанр: ,


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в тексте произведения.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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Обложка книги Околоноля [gangsta fiction] Околоноля [gangsta fiction]

 Автор: Дубовицкий Натан

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


От издателя:

Роман «Околоноля», написанный скорее всего Владиславом Сурковым. В нем упоминается о тотальной коррупции в парламенте, силовых структурах и СМИ. Но не любить власть — все равно что не любить жизнь, уверен автор.

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