Bret Easton Ellis - The Informers
In this seductive and chillingly nihilistic novel, Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, returns to Los Angeles, the city whose moral badlands he portrayed unforgettably in Less Than Zero. This time is the early eighties. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard over a car radio. They have sex with the same boys and girls and buy from the same dealers. In short, they are connected in the only way people can be in that city. Dirk sees his best friend killed in a desert car wreck, then rifles through his pockets for a last joint before the ambulance comes. Cheryl, a wannabe newscaster, chides her future stepdaughter, “You're tan but you don't look happy.” Jamie is a clubland carnivore with a taste for human blood. As rendered by Ellis, their interactions compose a chilling, fascinating, and outrageous descent into the abyss beneath L.A.'s gorgeous surfaces.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders—real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight—entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It's a touchstone for each of Sáenz's stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to score, or they might just stay there for a while and let their story be told. Sáenz knows that the Kentucky Club, like special watering holes in all cities, is the contrary to borders. It welcomes Spanish and English, Mexicans and gringos, poor and rich, gay and straight, drug addicts and drunks, laughter and sadness, and even despair. It's a place of rich history and good drinks and cold beer and a long polished mahogany bar. Some days it smells like piss. "I'm going home to the other side." That's a strange statement, but you hear it all the time at the Kentucky Club. Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a highly regarded writer of fiction, poetry, and children's literature. Like these stories, his writing crosses borders and lands in our collective psyche. Poets & Writers Magazine named him one of the fifty most inspiring writers in the world. He's been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN Center's prestigious award for young adult fiction. Sáenz is the chair of the creative writing department of University of Texas at El Paso. Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Lambda Literary Award Southwest Book Award
William S. Burroughs - Naked Scientology / Ali's Smile
Nonfiction. NAKED SCIENTOLOGY contains articles and letters by Burroughs critiquing Scientology, a religion with which he was involved for some time and toward which he maintains a reserved curiosity. According to Burroughs, some of the techniques are highly valuable and warrant further study and experimentation, while on the other hand he is in flat disagreement with the organizational policy. ALI'S SMILE is a hallucinatory dream-tale that loosely takes as its subject the negative effects of Scientology. Bilingual, in English and German.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women
Women have always written powerful, important science fiction stories. This anthology showcases the most exceptional stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr, science fiction greats Nancy Kress, Lois McMaster Bujold and Karen Joy Fowler, new award-winning talents Elizabeth Bear and Aliette de Bodard and many more! Whether crossing the stars or constructing the future of our planet, women's contributions to science fiction are unforgettable.
Jeffery Deaver - The Second Hostage
A new original story from the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, featuring Colter Shaw. Colter Shaw is a career “reward-seeker,” making his living locating missing persons and collecting reward money in return. In the course of his search for a missing woman, he visits the police station in the small Kansas town of Humble, and, is pulled into a puzzling case. A man is holding a hostage in a lakeside cabin, and the Humble police need Shaw’s experience and know-how to assess the situation, and the captor’s motives. As Shaw begins negotiating, he begins to realize that nothing about the hostage situation is as it seems, including the hostage himself.
Chris Crutcher - Athletic shorts
In six tense, exciting short stories, athletes face up to more than sports in tales of love and death, of bigotry and heroism, of real people doing the best that they can, even when that best is not enough. These stories feature new voices as well as characters from Chris Crutcher's acclaimed popular novels, including _Stotan!, Running Loose,_ and _The Crazy Horse Electric Game_. Here are the moments that change lives forever.
Charlie Jane Anders - Brooke Bolander - Amal El-Mohtar - Maria Dahvana Headley - Kameron Hurley - Seanan McGuire - Nisi Shawl - Catherynne M. Valente - Carrie Vaughn - Jo Walton - Alyssa Wong - Nevertheless She Persisted
_She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted._ Three short lines, fired over social media in response to questions of why Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the floor of the United States Senate, for daring to read aloud the words of Coretta Scott King. As this message was transmitted across the globe, it has become a galvanizing cry for people of all genders in recognition of the struggles that women have faced throughout history. Three short lines, which read as if they are the opening passage to an epic and ageless tale. We have assembled this flash fiction collection featuring several of the best writers in SF/F today, including Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, Maria Dahvana Headley, Jo Walton, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherynne M. Valente, Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, Kameron Hurley, Nisi Shawl and Carrie Vaughn. Together these authors share unique visions of women inventing, playing, loving, surviving, and – of course – dreaming of themselves beyond their circumstances.
David Levithan - 19 Love Songs
The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love–perfect for Valentine’s Day or year-round reading! A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush. A Valentine’s Day in the life of Every Day‘s protagonist “A.” A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing. 19 Love Songs, from New York Times bestselling author David Levithan, delivers all of these stories and more. Born from Levithan’s tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine’s Day, this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse, there’s something for every reader here. Witty, romantic, and honest, teens (and adults) will come to this collection not only on Valentine’s Day, but all year round.
T. M. Frazier - King of the Causeway
A massive hurricane looms off the coast of Florida while a different kind of storm is brewing in Logan’s beach. A mysterious newcomer is vying for the title of King of the Causeway. He’ll do anything to steal the crown, including bringing someone back from King’s past who will threaten a lot more than the title King has spent his lifetime earning. A hurricane is coming. And it could destroy everything. (This novella features King & Ray from King & Tyrant)
Mark Lawrence - The Visitor
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. The saga continues with Mark Lawrence's short story The Visitor The visitor comes... but she needs to be invited in. Ever since she woke up in the hospital with the ability to generate heat, Ruby Johnson, a.k.a the Dragon, has built a reputation as an unstoppable force of nature. She makes her living as an assassin for hire, but one day she comes across a benevolent ace whose powers she vastly underestimates.
Ismeretlen szerző - Upgraded
An anthology of original cyborg stories edited by a cyborg. Stronger. Better. Faster. We will rebuild you.
Ismeretlen szerző - Clarkesworld Issue 131
Clarkesworld is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each month we bring you a mix of fiction (new and classic works), articles, interviews and art. Our August 2017 issue (#131) contains: - Original fiction by D.A. Xiaolin Spires ("Twisted Knots"), Nin Harris ("Reversion"), Octavia Cade ("The Stone Weta"), Sunny Moraine ("In the Blind"), and Chen Qiufan ("A Man Out of Fashion"). - Reprints by Sandra McDonald ("Fleet") and Kim Stanley Robinson ("Venice Drowned"). - Non-fiction by Olga Kuno, an interview with Annalee Newitz, an Another Word column by Cat Rambo, and an editorial by Neil Clarke.
Connie Willis - Time is the Fire
This new collection of stories from the multi-award-winning author of DOOMSDAY BOOK and TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG contains: A Letter from the Clearys At the Rialto Death on the Nile The Soul Selects Her own Society Fire Watch Inside Job Even the Queen The Winds of Marble Arch All Seated on the Ground Last of the Winnebagos Ten stories - which have all won the HUGO AWARD, the NEBULA AWARD or both - are compulsory reading for the serious science fiction fan.
Kennedy Fox - Forever Mine
_It’s been ten years._ _He hasn’t stopped loving her for one second._ Seeing the woman who broke my heart a decade ago is something I’m not prepared for. Though I’ve forgiven Savannah, I’ve never forgotten what she did. Now it’s time to confront the secret she’s kept from me. Though it won’t be easy, I’m determined to make things right between us. One night together is all it takes for our feelings to come rushing back. As memories of us flood in, truths are finally revealed. When the present collides with our past, I’ll do anything to win her back, even when Savannah tries to run again. This time, I’ll stop at nothing for a second chance. **Forever Mine is a 35k word novella that introduces you to the Roommate Duet Series. It's suggested to read before Baby Mine, but can be read anytime throughout the series.**
Kimberly Kincaid - Amy Adams - Kate Canterbary - J. H. Croix - Erika Kelly - Maria Luis - Natasha Madison - Erin Nicholas - Lucy Score - Lili Valente - Holiday Ever After
Eleven sweet and sexy holiday stories from New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors! Grab a cup of cocoa and curl up with this collection that will warm your heart and curl your toes. Each story is a new standalone contemporary romance set within popular series, with no spoilers, no cliffhangers, never-before-featured couples, and hot happy endings. This anthology of quick reads (each can be read in an hour or so) will only be available as a collection for a very limited time. Naughty never looked so nice!
Elizabeth Bear - Greg Bear - David Brin - Nancy Kress - Ann Leckie - Jack McDevitt - Seanan McGuire - Robert J. Sawyer - Future Visions
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology--and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity. Future Visions features contributions from: Elizabeth Bear Greg Bear David Brin Nancy Kress Ann Leckie Jack McDevitt Seanan McGuire Robert J. Sawyer …along with a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, plus original illustrations by Joey Camacho. These are some of today’s most visionary creators--and they’ve joined together to give us a preview of tomorrow.
J. Sterling - Avoiding the Playboy
In her steamiest and sexiest novel to date, New York Times best selling author J. Sterling brings you her her most alpha male yet. The result is a leading man who will steal your heart and make all your fantasies come true. After being cheated on, I made a rule for myself: No Distractions. No distractions basically translated into: No Men. And that meant HELL NO when it came to Daniel Alexander. Daniel was just like every other guy out there, only worse: he was richer than sin and used to getting what he wanted. I don't care that Daniel thinks he wants me. I think he just likes a challenge, but I'm not up for the chase, no matter how ridiculously gorgeous he is. A guy that hot could make a woman like me lose focus and that's not something I'm willing to risk. I have no interest in him. But he has no interest in leaving me alone. No matter how hard I push, he won't go away. No matter how much I ignore him, he refuses to be ignored. Daniel's convinced there's something between us, but I don't trust him. And my gut is rarely wrong.
Karen Rose - Dirty Secret
Secrets For months Emma Townsend has avoided her old house, haunted by its memories of her dead husband. Finding the courage to sort through their possessions, she's astonished to find an old love letter from friend Chris Walker, and determines to make amends for the past. That we all must Chris, now a college professor, is trying to deal with the tragic death of a graduate student. Seeing Emma again brings back a flood of memories, re-kindling a long-lost passion. But with police investigating the student's death, Chris cannot act on his desires. Fear But is it too late? Because now someone's watching Emma and Chris. Someone who's nursing revenge. And they are about to be plunged into a nightmare where no one can be trusted and every dirty little secret is sealed with a kiss. Dirty Secrets previously appeared in the anthology Hot Pursuit