In this, the latest anthology in association with the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, there are five exciting and brand new short stories from Pat Moon, Kaye Umansky, Thomas Bloor, Celia Rees, and Chris D’Lacey, who have each made their choice—nice guy, or dastardly villain. In addition, there is writing on this theme from Richard Peck’s “A Long Way From Chicago,” Adeline Yen Mah’s “Chinese Cinderella,” and Virginia Euwer Wolff’s “Make Lemonade.” Nasty or nice, there is something for everyone in these ten superb stories, making it an invaluable introduction to the best in children’s writing today.
Ismeretlen szerző - Seven Season of Buffy
This collection of irreverent and surprising essays about the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer includes pieces by leading science fiction and fantasy authors. Contributors include bestselling legend David Brin, critically acclaimed novelist Scott Westerfield, cult-favorite vampire author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and award-winner Sarah Zettel. The show and its cast are the topics of such critical pieces as Lawrence Watt-Evans's “Matchmaking in Hellmouth” and Sherrilyn Kenyon's “The Search for Spike's Balls.” An informed introduction for those not well acquainted with the show, and a source of further research for Buffy buffs, this book raises interesting questions concerning a much-loved program and future cult classic.
Arthur C. Clarke - More Than One Universe
The stories originally appeared in the periodicals Playboy, Vogue, Dude, New Worlds, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dundee Sunday Telegraph, Analog, Amazing Stories, Galaxy Science Fiction, Infinity Science Fiction, London Evening News, Startling Stories, Venture Science Fiction Magazine, If, Boys' Life, This Week, Bizarre! Mystery Magazine, Escapade, IASFM, Astounding, King's College Review, Dynamic Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Satellite, Argosy and Ten Story Fantasy as well as the anthologies Star Science Fiction Stories No.1 edited by Frederik Pohl, Time to Come edited by August Derleth, Infinity #2 edited by Robert Hoskins and The Farthest Reaches, edited by Joseph Elder.
Ismeretlen szerző - From Elephantine to Babylon
The series Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Studies, issued by the Department of Ancient History, the University of Pécs, will be devoted to questions of social, economic and cultural connections between the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean, from the beginnings of mankind down to the Islamic expansion. ANEMS will attempt to approach its subject matter from the most varied point of use, embracing historical, linguistic and archaeological disciplines alike, covering all the areas and historical periods of the Ancient Near East (including Ancient Egypt) and the Mediterranean.The first volume in our series is dedicated to the memory of Péter Vargyas,internationally renowned Assyriologist and economic historian. Th is book is a selection of his papers predominantly published in the last two decades providing detailed case studies on the economic history of Iran, Mesopotamia, Ugarit and Ancient Egypt.
P. G. Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves
A Jeeves and Wooster collection A classic collection of linked stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman’s gentleman – in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie’s friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession (he marries the last, the bestselling romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks). And Bertie, with Jeeves’s help, just evades the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop... At its heart is one of Wodehouse’s most delicious stories, ‘The Great Sermon Handicap.’
Ismeretlen szerző - More Wandering Stars
This stellar collection of Jewish science fiction and fantasy carries on in the tradition of its companion volume—the enduring classic Wandering Stars—breaking new ground with every story. Trouble with mothers; invading aliens and demons; the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah ... all these phenomena and more are tackled in these tales from a creative group of extraordinary writers. We go to the edges of the universe, finding humor, pain and humanity in the unlikeliest of places and situations. Filled with wit, vigor and sharp insight, this is a fantastic feast for the imagination that will intrigue and delight everyone who picks it up, Jew and non-Jew alike.
Ismeretlen szerző - Stories
One hell of a huge book of great, exciting stories which will become a uniting force for readers of all forms of imaginative fiction. Rather than being dictated by genre, for co-editors Gaiman and Sarrantonio there is only one true distinction in fiction: the one dividing realistic and imaginative fiction. STORIES is a collection of the very best original fiction from some of the most imaginative writers in the world, as well as a showcase for some of fiction's newer stars. Contributors include: Roddy Doyle; Joyce Carol Oates; Joanne Harris; Neil Gaiman; Michael Marshall; Smith; Joe R. Lansdale; Walter Mosley; Richard Adams; Jodi Picoult; Michael Swanwick; Peter Straub; Lawrence Block; Jeffrey Ford; Chuck Palahniuk; Diana Wynne Jones; Stewart O'Nan; Gene Wolfe; Carolyn Parkhurst; Kat Howard; Jonathan Carroll; Jeffrey Deaver; Tim Powers; Al Sarrantonio; Kurt Andersen; Michael Moorcock; Elizabeth Hand; Joe Hill
Ray Bradbury - A Medicine For Melancholy
Ray Bradbury is a painter who uses words rather than brushes for he created lasting visual images that, once observed, are impossible to forget. Sinister mushrooms growing in a dank cellar. A family's first glimpse at Martians. A wonderful white vanilla ice cream summer suit that changes everyone who wears it. A great artist drawing in the sand on the beach. A clunky contraption made out of household implements to help some kids play a game called Invasion. The most marvelous Christmas display a little boy ever saw. All those images and many more are inside this book, a new trade edition of thirty one of Bradbury's most arresting tales timeless short fiction that ranges from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost stirrings of the heart. Ray Bradbury is known worldwide as one of the century's great men of imagination.
Ronald B. Shwartz - For the Love of Books
For this ultimate book lover's guide, more than one hundred distinguished writers share their personal thoughts in response to the question: what books have left the greatest impression on you and why? The result is not a contrived list of Western civilization's "Great Books," but a heartfelt commentary on works that these lifelong readers most admire.
Mark Twain - Taming the Bicycle
American life comes under the scrutiny of Mark Twain's wit in this delightful collection of short stories. Here, he comments on politics, education, the media, religion, and literature. The true subject of Twain's satire and burlesque is that strangest of all animals, the human being. In his novels, travel narratives, stories, essays, and sketches, Twain exposes such a variety of human foibles that one is left either laughing at the folly of human enterprise, blushing with shame at human behavior, or cursing the gods that would create such a silly animal. Twain does all three, often at the same time.
Sara Paretsky - Margery Allingham - Sue Grafton - Patricia Highsmith - Simon Brett - Jack Ritchie - Colin Dexter - Crime Story Collection (Penguin Readers)
Most of these stories are about murder. We see what can drive a person to murder. Some people are angry or frightened. Others are clever planners. In one of the stories we meet a man who is making careful preparations for his third murder. Will he succeed?
Ismeretlen szerző - Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories
This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting new selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.
Shusaku Endo - Stained Glass Elegies
The acclaimed short stories of the master Japanese writer. The arresting beauty of Shusaku Endo's fiction is best known in the West through his highly acclaimed novels The Samurai and Silence. His consummately wrought short stories, with their worlds of deep shadows and achieved clarity, are less familiar. The dozen stories of Stained Glass Elegies, selected by the author together with his translator, display the full range of Endo's talents in short fiction.
Jessica Adams - Maggie Alderson - Candace Bushnell - Joan Collins - Nick Earls - Imogen Edwards-Jones - Nick Hornby - Marian Keyes - Karen Moline - Patrick Neate - Big Night Out
Join the A-List for a Big Night Out to remember in the biggest read of the year! Over 30 fantastic new short stories from bestsellers like Marian Keyes, Candace Bushnel and Karen Moline, and award-winners like Patrick Neate, plus party tips from celebs who really know how to have a good time.... Start the night with Stella McCartney, then let Joan Collins and Kate Moss sort your look, Nick Hornby and Steve Coogan provide the music, Jamie Oliver whip up the hangover cures, and Bob Geldof take care of the morning after the night before. Sexy, serious, sad funny and brilliant by turns, Big Night Out is not only a great read, it also raises funds for War Child, the international charity for children affected by war. The best in modern writing - and a lot more. Don't go out without it!
Ismeretlen szerző - A Tangled Web
Deception is usually frowned on as morally unacceptable, but is it always wrong? Can hiding or distorting the truth sometimes have good effects, adding to the sum of human happiness? These ten stories are full of secrets and lies, from a light-hearted bit of fun to dark and desperate deceit; but whether harmless or evil, deception can sometimes lead to quite unexpected complications.
Bertrand Russell - The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell
Few philosophers have had a more profound influence on the course of modern philosophy than Bertrand Russell. The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell is a comprehensive anthology of Russell’s most definitive essays written between 1903 and 1959. First published in 1961, this remarkable collection is a testament to a philosopher whom many consider to be one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. This is an essential introduction to the brilliance of Bertrand Russell.
Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales - A Selection
The Canterbury Tales, compiled in the late fourteenth century, is an incisive portrait, infused with Chaucer's wry wit and vibrant, poetical language. He evokes a spectrum of colourful characters, from the bawdy Wife of Bath to the gallant Knight, the fastidious Prioress and the burly, drunken Miller. As they wend their way from Southwark to Canterbury, tales are told to pass the time, and the stories are as diverse as the narrators, encompassing themes such as adultery, revenge, courtly love, lechery, avarice and penitence. As humorous today as when it was written over six centuries ago, The Canterbury Tales remains one of the most popular and enjoyable of the classic works of literature.
Payer Imre - A fehér cápa éneke / The Great White Shark's Song
Payer Imre 1961-ben született Budapesten. Verseket fiatal kora óta publikál, költői munkásságát számos irodalmi díjjal ismerték el. A versírás mellett fontos irodalomtörténészi munkássága is, rendszeresen közöl cikkeket, tanulmányokat. Talán az egyik legeredetibb hangú kortárs magyar költő, verseinek világára a hiteles pátosz, a fojtott szenvedély, valamint az erős irónia és önirónia jellemző. Tapasztalatait leggyakrabban a mindennapi életből, a posztmodern kor társadalmi visszásságaiból meríti, ugyanakkor előszeretettel bújik történelmi személyiségek, regényhősök bőrébe, ezzel szokatlanul ingergazdag, izgalmas, örvénylő költői világot hoz létre alkotásaiban. Jelen válogatás rövid keresztmetszet eddigi öt verseskönyve legjobbnak gondolt műveiből, ugyanakkor a kétnyelvű megszólalás – az angol fordításokon keresztül – lehetővé teszi, hogy az idegen nyelvű olvasó is belepillantást nyerhessen a magyar szerző igen gazdag költői életművébe. Imre Payer was born in Budapest, 1961. He has been publishing poems since his youth, his poetic work was awarded with several literary prizes. Apart from poetry, he also operates as a literary historian, regularly publishing research articles. He may possess the most original poetic voice among contemporary Hungarian poets, the world of his poems is characterised by credible pathos, repressed passion, strong irony and self-irony. He collects his experiences mostly from everyday life, from the problems and contradictions of the postmodern age; at the same time, he often masquarades as historical figures and literary characters in his poems, creating an extremely exciting, rich and whirling poetic world within his works. On the one hand, the present volume is a brief selection from the supposedly best poems of Payer’s five volumes of poetry published up to now; on the other hand, through the English translations, the bilingual Hungarian-English edition makes an attempt to give the chance to foreign readers to have a glance at a remarkably rich poetic work.
Sheila Pickles - The Complete Language of Flowers
Interweaving classic verse and prose from so me of our best-loved poets and scholars with descriptive not es on flowers and plants, The Complete Language of Flowers e xplores the magic of both wild and cultivated flowers.