kollekció: Novellák

“Ugyanis a felborulás pillanatában ez a könyv előreesett, és a kis ülésen kuporgó lakáj nyomban utánakapott, mert felelősséget vállalt a féltett, kézzel írott könyvért.”

N. R. Walker - His ​Grandfather's Watch
It ​was just an ordinary day for Alex Harper at Harper's Antiquities, until Callum Winters walked in with a watch. "It was my Grandfather's. I was hoping you could tell me something about it." A love story of two couples, generations apart.

N. R. Walker - Perfect ​catch
Calvin ​Lynch and Troy Hoffman have been best mates since they were fourteen years old. They’re both hard-working tradesmen, both love weekends away fishing, both gay, but have never been single at the same time. Until now. What is supposed to be a weekend away fishing with a group of mates, changes at the last minute when friends bail out in an attempt to give Cal and Troy some alone time. With more than just hooks on the line, can these two see what’s been right in front of them the whole time? The Perfect Catch is a short story about falling for your best friend hook, line, and sinker.

Thea Harrison - The ​Chosen
A ​Wolf on the hunt… Wulfgar Hahn, better known as the Wolf of Braugne, is a man on a mission. Determined to avenge the murder of his brother, he stops at Camaeline Abbey to meet with the Chosen of Camael, goddess of the Hearth. Unfortunately, it appears the Chosen wants nothing to do with him. A leader in disguise… Captivated by the Wolf of Braugne despite herself, Lily poses as an unassuming priestess in order to learn more about this ruthless man. But things are not as they seem, and after foiling an assassination attempt, Lily must decide if Wulf is the destroyer from her visions, or the hero of her dreams. A choice to be made… As war looms on the horizon, passion sparks between them, but an enduring relationship between a soldier on the march and a leader who reveres hearth and home is impossible—or is it? Among the swirling snows of the winter Masque, the gods and goddesses of the Elder Races dance, and love will find a way..

Thea Harrison - The ​Wicked
The ​adventure of a lifetime might just end in turmoil, but when it includes meeting your future mate, who gives a hoot? A Novella of the Elder Races For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia’s new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure. Head of security for the expedition, Sebastian Hale is tired of his rootless life of adventure and finds himself attracted to the calm, beautiful librarian. But he is living a personal nightmare. He has been hit with a curse that is slowly taking away his sight, and he doesn’t know if he will survive the results. But the powerful feelings growing between them, along with Sebastian’s inner turmoil, take a backseat when they learn there is a traitor lurking among their expedition team. With Elder Races politics and a priceless library on the line, they’ll have to rely on each other to survive the experience. Warning: When a librarian who likes to nest meets an owl Wyr who has always lived for adventure, their romance won’t just be fly-by-night…

N. R. Walker - Taxes ​and Tardis
Brent ​Kelly is a laid-back tradesman whose only concerns are drinks with friends and which man to bed next. In need of a new accountant to sort out his nightmarish shoebox of tax receipts, he's referred to Logan Willis. He doesn't expect to be intrigued by the science fiction-loving, geeky guy with dark-rimmed glasses and a TARDIS-blue shirt. So his fascination with the soft-spoken Englishman surprises him, and their mutual attraction is completely unexpected. He most certainly never expects to fall in love. One a jock and the other a geek, both men know the differences between them are vast and could cause problems. But in this opposites-attract erotic drama, maybe it's the differences between them that make staying together worth the fight.

N. R. Walker - Ten ​in the bin
Heartbroken, ​Dean Cartwright leaves Sydney and heads home, to the coastal town of Newcastle. In a bid to make new friends, he signs up for a local rugby league team where he meets a man known as Macca.  Dean and Macca are both front row forwards, meaning they’re the biggest guys on the team. Over six feet tall and over a hundred kilos each, they’re a force to be reckoned with.  But when Dean gets knocked out, Macca gets even by punching the other guy, and both Dean and Macca end up on the sideline.  Dean soon realizes that being knocked unconscious is the best thing to ever happen to him.

Gabriel García Márquez - A ​pátriárka alkonya
"Tudom, ​mi adta az ötletet, hogy egyszer megírom egy diktátor történetét. Caracasban történt, 1958 elején, amikor Pérez Jiménez megbukott. Pérez Jiménez akkor már nem volt ott. A kormányzó junta egy mirafloresi villa szalonjában tartott ülést, és az előszobában ott voltunk valamennyien, az összes caracasi újságíró, hajnali négy óra volt: ott töltöttük az egész éjszakát, hogy megtudjuk az ország további sorsát, amely akkor dőlt el, abban a szobában. Egyszer csak, az éjszaka folyamán első ízben, kinyílt az ajtó, és kijött egy katonatiszt, tábori egyenruhában, sáros csizmában, hátrálva, géppisztolyát a szoba felé szegezve, ahol Larrazábal és a többiek éppen eldöntötték Venezuela sorsát, és elhaladt köztünk, újságírók között, hátrálva, abban a csizmában, lement a szőnyeggel borított lépcsőn, beült egy autóban, és elhajtott. Nem tudom, ki volt az a katonatiszt, csak annyit tudok, hogy Santo Domingóba emigrált. De ott, abban a pillanatban, nem is tudom, hogyan, megsejtettem, hogy mi a hatalom. Hogy ez az ember, aki elment egy hajszálnyi kontaktushiba miatt nem kapta meg a hatalmat, és hogy ha meglett volna a kontaktus, akkor ennek az embernek és az egész országnak a sorsa is másképp alakul. Hát akkor mi az a szikra, amely hatalmat gerjeszt? Mi a hatalom? Rejtély! Könyvem diktátora azt mondja róla, hogy olyan, mint "egy tündöklő szombat". " (Gabriel García Márquez)

Josephine Angelini - Rowan
_What ​game is she playing?_ Rowan hadn't seen Lillian in over a year-not since she broke his heart and killed his father in one fell swoop-so why would she pick today to just show up outside his favorite coffee shop, dressed in outlandish clothes and pretending she doesn't recognize him. Is she turning to Tristan now in some pathetic effort to drive them apart? Why insist her name is Lily? And where is her Willstone? Her wild claims of being from a parallel world are just crazy and pathetic...right? Get a glimpse of Rowan's side of the story in this thrilling e-short edition to The Worldwalker Trilogy by internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini.

Tara Sivec - Worth ​the Trip
***This ​is a prequel novella to Fisher's Light. It is about the life of Trip Fisher. Fisher's Light should be read before Worth the Trip*** It’s time for me to tell my story. I know I’m a coward for waiting this long to explain my side of things. I know I should have tried long before now to make amends. There’s nothing like staring right at death’s door to put a fire under your ass. I’m going to die with enough regrets to fill ten notebooks and that’s a tough pill to swallow, but when I meet my maker, I want to be able to hold my head high with the knowledge that at least I confronted all of those regrets. The Life and Times of Trip Fisher I’m sorry, I love you, please forgive me.

Kir Bulicsov - Projekt ​18
Pavlis ​doktor az űr Szindbádja. Különös kalandjait összegyűjtő novellafüzérünk fordulatos történetei mély érzelmeket, emberi drámákat rejtenek, filozófiai mélységű problémákat boncolgatnak: ilyen az időutazás megunhatatlan paradoxona és az abból fakadó változatos gubancok, az emberi szervezet átalakításának lehetőségei és végső határa, a szerelem fizikai, kémiai és biológiai korlátainak hol tragikus, hol reményteli megtapasztalása egy egyedi hangulatú, kitágult világban, ahol nincsenek gonoszok, de van számtalan kihívás, rejtély, bonyodalom és izgalmas kaland.

Karin Tidbeck - Listen
A ​strange people have appeared out of nowhere. Their speech is impossible to understand for most human beings; their agenda, they say, is to colonize the "right place". The interpreter Mika accompanies one of their ambassadors to the little moon Kiruna. Here, celestial bodies play havoc with sound, and reality may not be what it appears. (A sequel to SING)

Karin Tidbeck - Sing
The ​biologist Petr explores the strange colony of Kiruna and meets the village outcast Aino, who seduces him unknowingly with her intoxicating singing voice. He finds comfort in her unusual way of life but soon discovers that a symbiotic relationship can be a blessing or a curse.

Karin Tidbeck - Sobí ​hora
Brilantní ​a výjimečný autorský objev na poli fantasy s prvky severské mytologie právem recenzenty přirovnávaný k Le Guinové, Kafkovi nebo Borgesovi. Pozoruhodná sbírka třinácti povídek, tak zvláštních, že je velmi obtížné vypudit je z mysli. Zasahují do světa fantasy, magického realismu, science fiction i severských lidových pověstí s imaginárními bytostmi. Některé z těchto příběhů jsou značně znepokojivé, ale zároveň humorné a neuvěřitelně zvláštní. Výrazný autorský rukopis Karin Tidbeckové má schopnost vyvolat v nás intenzivní pocit odcizení vůči světu, o němž jsme se domnívali, že ho známe, a nasměrovat k trhlině v něm, z níž se může vynořovat leccos nepředstavitelného. Sobí hora obsahuje texty přeložené ze švédštiny a publikované původně v knize Kdo je Arvid Pekon?, i nové povídky – napsané buď přímo v angličtině, nebo samotnou autorkou přeložené ze švédštiny. Některé z nich již samostatně vyšly v letech 2010 až 2012 v různých amerických publikacích.

Karin Tidbeck - The ​Last Voyage of Skidbladnir
Life ​on the transdimensional ship Skidbladnir is a strange one. The new janitor, Saga, finds herself in the company of an officious steward-bird, a surly and mysterious engineer, and the shadowy Captain. Who the odd passengers are, and according to what plan the ship travels, is unclear. Just when Saga has begun to understand the inner workings of Skidbladnir, she discovers that something is wrong. Skidbladnir is sick. And it’s up to her and the engineer to fix it.

Patricia Briggs - Ombres ​mouvantes
Un ​recueil de 9 nouvelles (dont 8 inédites) dans l’univers de Mercy Thompson ! Cœur d'argent ; Un vœu dans les ténèbres ; Gray ; Loup d'aveugle (déjà publié dans le recueil Philtres et Potions) ; L’Étoile de David ; Des roses en hiver ; Du sang sur les perles ; Rédemption ; Le Creux ; et des scènes jamais publiées issues des romans Le Grimoire d'argent et La Faille de la nuit !

Patricia Briggs - Shifting ​Shadows
Mercy ​Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends… Includes the new stories… “Silver” “Roses in Winter” “Redemption” “Hollow” …and reader favorites “Fairy Gifts” “Gray” “Alpha and Omega” “Seeing Eye” “The Star of David” “In Red, with Pearls”

Jack Vance - The ​Narrow Land
The ​Narrow Land is a collection of six short stories and one novella by Jack Vance. Contains the stories: The Narrow Land The Masqerade on Dicantropus Where Hesperus Falls The World-Thinker Green Magic The Ten Books Chateau D'If ( aka "New Bodies for Old" )

Stanisław Lem - Stanisław ​Lem teljes science-fiction univerzuma II.
Valószínűleg ​az idén elhunyt Stanisław Lem volt a klasszikus tudományos fantasztikus irodalom egyik utolsó élő képviselője. Bár történetei között nincs két ugyanolyan, a volt szocialista országok egyik legmarkánsabb, legkarakteresebb szerzője. Minden műve feszegeti a műfaj kereteit, utópiái egyben antiutópiák, kacagtató meséi mélyéről a „keleti blokk” legélesebb hangú társadalomkritikusának hangját halljuk, drámai feszültségű űrhajóstörténetei pedig valójában filozófiai vagy morális kérdéseket feszegetnek. S míg a műfajokkal játszik, magabiztosan, mégis alázattal és végtelen bölcsességgel keresi a válaszokat azokra a végső kérdésekre, melyek mindannyiunkat foglalkoztatnak: az ember, a világegyetem és Isten mibenlétére. Összes SF történetét bemutató sorozatunk tematikus rendezését, a művek sorrendjét maga az író állította össze. A második kötet a _Pirx pilóta kalandjai_, _A kudarc_, _Kiberiáda_ és az _Amiről a robotok mesélnek_ c. könyveket tartalmazza, kibővítve számos olyan írással, melyek magyar nyelven most látnak először napvilágot.

Vi Keeland - Penelope Ward - Jodi Ellen Malpas - Emma Chase - Marie Force - Susan Stoker - Corinne Michaels - Naughty ​or Nice
These ​holiday short stories from New York Times Bestselling Authors. Sexy Scrooge by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward The last thing I needed was to share an Uber with Scrooge—a cocky lawyer on a snowy Christmas Eve. It was bad enough I was on my way to court for the gift of eviction. Although maybe today wouldn’t turn out so bad after all. The Sexy Scrooge and I started to connect as we trudged our way through a storm. Our ride was about to end. But would I ever see him again? Big Baubles by Jodi Ellen Malpas Shannon’s last-minute Christmas shopping trip quickly goes from tedious to thrilling when she meets a sexy stranger in Harrods. He’s irresistibly cheeky, hot as sin, and he seems to want to play. So when he sets Shannon the challenge of completing her Christmas shopping before he completes his, she can’t help but accept. And she plans on winning. But the sexy stranger plays dirty on the shop floor. And even dirtier in the women’s changing rooms… The Naughty List by Emma Chase Evie Sanders has a secret. She’s in love with her boss, Jace Winters, the hot as hell, hardworking owner of the best bar in the snowy, ski resort town of Alpine. She thinks Jace barely knows she exists—that to him, she’s just an employee. But at this year’s Christmas party, bells get jingled, stockings get stuffed, snow—and other things—get thoroughly plowed, and Christmas wishes (even the naughty ones) just might come true. Joyous—A Quantum Christmas by Marie Force After a remarkable year that included a wedding and a big Oscar win for Quantum Productions, Hollywood superstar Flynn Godfrey wants to give his wife, Natalie, and closest friends a Christmas they will never forget. But when best-laid plans go awry, Flynn will learn that sometimes the season’s greatest gifts are those that can’t be bought or wrapped. A Holiday Lift by Corinne Michaels Holly has had enough pain around the holidays to last her lifetime. All she wants is to focus on her work. All of that becomes impossible when she’s stuck in the elevator with her co-worker Dean. She can’t avoid his intense stares, deep voice, and scent that drives her crazy. Will the holiday season bring them an unexpected lift or will they come crashing down? Best Christmas Ever by Susan Stoker When Chris and Sienna meet during an accident in Texas, the perfect strangers soon discover they’re inexplicably linked...in more ways than one. Coincidence? Perhaps. Or maybe the makings of their very own Christmas miracle.

S. J. D. Peterson - Riveted
When ​Ty left Pegasus for New York, he knew he was falling for Blake but wasn’t sure he could trust him. Blake didn’t know whether he could be vulnerable enough to take on another boy. Since the move to the Big Apple, Blake and Ty have learned how to live with each other. Now they need to let go of their pasts and take the next steps outside the playroom.

Lindsay Cummings - The ​Fear Trials
Meadow ​Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young's Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna. Meadow Woodson's father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons' houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.

Monica McCarty - The ​Rogue
A ​novella set in the world of _New York Times_ Bestselling Author Monica McCarty's Highland Guard Series. What’s not to love? Not only is Sir Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, one of the most important and wealthiest men in the kingdom, he’s charming, devastatingly handsome, and the favored nephew of King Robert the Bruce. Even so, when Isabel “Izzie” Stewart meets the vaunted knight, she’s glad he’s her cousin’s soon-to-be betrothed and not hers. He takes himself far too seriously, to her mind, and seems to be acting out the role of the “perfect” knight. In her experience, men who are too good to be true usually are. But when Izzie starts to wonder whether her first impressions might have been wrong, she discovers a complex, compelling man who is far from perfect and more seductive than she ever imagined. (This is an novella of approximately 50,000 words).

Pepper Winters - Larmes ​sincères
Q ​a été enlevé par ses ennemis et Tess – dévastée – est plus déterminée que jamais à sauver son âme sœur. Même si cela signifie tuer à nouveau ! Avec l’aide de Franco et des hommes de main de Q, Tess se lance à la recherche de l’homme qu’elle aime et devra sillonner l’Europe. Mais alors qu’elle touche au but, une peur grandit en elle : dans quel état va-t-elle retrouver Q ? Et si ce qu’il avait traversé l’avait changé au point qu’il ne veuille plus unir sa vie à la sienne ?

R. Phoenix - Morgan Noel - Anticipation
Kieran ​has been able to avoid meeting his stepbrother's notorious lover for five months, but the Butcher always gets what the Butcher wants. Forced to meet the man of his nightmares, he expects to get hell for being in love with Romulus... but he might just like it.

Fungi Ismeretlen szerző

Ismeretlen szerző - Fungi
A ​collection of fungal wonders...and terrors. In this new anthology, writers reach into the rich territory first explored by William Hope Hodgson a century ago: the land of the fungi. Stories range from noir to dark fantasy, from steampunk to body horror. Join authors such as Jeff VanderMeer, Laird Barron, Nick Mamatas, W.H. Pugmire, Lavie Tidhar, Ann K.Schwader, Jesse Bullington, Molly Tanzer and Simon Strantzas through a dizzying journey of fungal tales. Feast upon Fungi.

Ainsley Booth - Hate ​F*@k 1.
Warning: ​This is just the start. This doesn't end well. And it's going to get much worse before it ever gets better. Cole: I push her buttons. I want to push them in the good way. Dirty, up-against-the-wall, my-hand-in-her-pants kind of way. But that’s not possible, because I’m dark and she’s light, and we both know it. So I push her buttons in the bad way, making her hate me. Hailey: If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d ask for Cole Parker to never look at me again, that I’d forget the dark promise in his eyes, and that just once, before he vanished from my life completely, that he’d push me up against a wall and make me scream. Then I’d go wash my mouth out with soap. Part one of a three book serial about a bad-ass alpha male and the curvy woman he can't give up.

Aleister Crowley - The ​Drug and Other Stories
With ​an Introduction by William Breeze and a Foreword by David Tibet. This volume brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875 1947). Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922, and his short stories are long overdue for discovery. Of the forty-nine stories in the present volume, only thirty were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear here for the first time. Like their author, Crowley s stories are fun, smart, witty, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling. They are set in places he had lived and knew well: Belle Epoque Paris, Edwardian London, pre-revolutionary Russia and America during the first World War. The title story The Drug stands as one of the first if not the first accounts of a psychedelic experience. His Black and Silver is a knowing early noir discovery that anticipates an entire genre. Atlantis is a masterpiece of occult fantasy, a dark satire that can stand with Samuel Butler s Erewhon. Frank Harris considered The Testament of Magdalen Blair the most terrifying tale ever written. Extensive editorial end-notes give full details about the stories.

Astrid Lindgren - Samuel ​August från Sevedstorp och Hanna i Hult
De ​två namnen i boktiteln bars av Astrid Lindgrens föräldrar. Här berättar hon om deras första möten, om deras unga kärlekssaga och om ett långt, strävsamt och lyckligt äktenskap. Det är en kärlekshistoria, skriver Astrid Lindgren, som "rymmer mer kärlek än någon jag har läst i böcker", och hon gör den alla rättvisa med sitt varma och innerliga sätt att här återge den. I ett annat avsnitt berättar hon om sin barndoms drängar och pigor, om fattighjon, luffare och kufar i största allmänhet. Sina barn- och ungdomsböcker skildrar hon under rubriken "Det började i Kristins kök" och i fortsättningen ger hon några nyttiga råd till den som eventuellt tänker försöka sig på att skriva för barn. Hon avslutar med några reflexioner om boken och dess framtid och med en liten parad av "räd som jag har känt" - träd i verkligheten och träd i sagan och dikten.

Mercè Rodoreda - La ​meva Cristina i altres contes
La ​meva Cristina i altres contes va constituir, a la seva publicació l'any 1967, un dels èxits més assenyalats de la carrera literària de Mercè Rodoreda. En principi, cap de les narracions que inclou no explica una història travada, amb un argument plantejat segons les normes clàssiques del gènere, sinó que es limiten a descriure gairebé ingènuament una situació, mig evocativa.

Mercedes Lackey - Rosemary Edghill - Bedlam's ​Edge
Mercedes ​Lackey and Rosemary Edghill are the biggest names in the urban fantasy subgenre¿where elves, banshees, trolls, and even stranger creatures walk modern city streets, their presence, and even their existence unsuspected by the human inhabitants. Now these two present a volume of all new urban fantasy, with a stellar lineup of the best new fantasy writers, such as Roberta Gellis, Dave Freer and Eric Flint, Diana Paxton, and more¿including two new stories and an afterword by Mercedes Lackey herself, as well as a story by Rosemary Edghill. This is an indispensable volume for fans of urban fantasy in general, and the thousands of fans of Mercedes Lackey in particular.

Mercedes Lackey - Tanith Lee - C. E. Murphy - Winter ​Moon
Three ​new novellas of power that rises beneath the light of the moon. Synopsis: Mercedes Lackey In an isolated land where the lure of the "Moontide" leads to shipwrecks, a woman is torn between obeying her father or her king. When she chooses to follow a Fool, she discovers magic she'd never expected…at a price that might be too high… (Set in The Five Hundred Kingdoms.) Tanith Lee Struggling under the curse of a dead comrade, Clirando, a warrior priestess unready to face the powers trapped within her, must face "The Heart of the Moon" to reveal what has been hidden… C.E. Murphy In "Banshee Cries," ritual murders under a full moon lead Jo Walker to confront a Harbinger of Death. Maybe this "gift" she has is one she shouldn't ignore—because the next life she has to save might be her own! (A Walker Papers novella, taking place between Urban Shaman and Thunderbird Falls.)

Inga Žolude - Legyen ​vigasz
Egyik ​nap Zanda a konyhában gyermeket szül. Jurisszal ügyetlenül segédkezünk a szülésnél. De minden simán megy, és nemsokára ott fekszik a gyerek Zanda mellén, kékesen, törölközőbe csavarva. Úgy hordta ki, hogy nem vettük észre. Talán ezért maradtak itt: a gyerek miatt, hogy ne kelljen a város füstjét szívnia. Senki nem megy el anyakönyveztetni, nem ad nevet neki, gyereknek hívjuk, nyuszinak, egérkének, cicusnak, kis bohócnak, gombocskának, madárkának... Nézem, hogyan szűkül be kettejük világa. Egész életük a kis bohóc körül forog. Engem egyáltalán észre sem vesznek, élik a maguk életét hármasban, ellátják a gyereket, Juris esténként a tévé előtt fajátékokat farag a kis nyuszikának. Feleslegesnek érzem magam. Felesleges férfi vagyok ennek a nőnek a közelében. Ezért teljesen felköltözöm a padlásra, és zárat szerelek a padlásajtóra, hogy el tudjak különülni, ugyanúgy, ahogy ők elkülönülnek tőlem. A tető vékony, a hó, a fagy dermesztő. Mikor melegednem kell, kimegyek havat lapátolni, beleizzadok, míg az udvar tiszta lesz, hogy Zanda tologathassa a babakocsit a ház körül.