The Bible Repairman and Other Stories

By Tim Powers

2012 global fable Award Winner

In his first new assortment because 2005, Tim Powers, the grasp of the key background, delves into the mysteries of souls, whether or not they are sacrificed at the top of Mount Parnassus or lodged in a tv cable box.

With new tales and brief fiction in simple terms formerly to be had in constrained variants, the cornerstone of the gathering is a postscript to his harrowing novel of the haunting of the Romantic poets, the strain of Her Regard. After Byron and Shelley break away of the succubus that claimed them, their affiliate, Trelawny, forges an alliance with Greek rebels to reestablish the lethal connection among guy and the nephilim.

Meanwhile, in a Kabbalistic tale of transformation, the executor of an outdated friend’s will is duped into housing his soul, yet for the grace of the kinfolk cat. A rare-book collector replaces pennies stolen from Jean Harlow’s sq. within the Hollywood stroll of Fame—and discovers a literary secret with supernatural results. In a story of time shuttle among 2015 and 1975, a tragedy sparked through an angel falling onto a pizza store is reenacted—and the development is only, yet fatally, altered.

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The Croning

By Laird Barron

Unusual issues exist at the outer edge of our lifestyles, haunting us from the darkness looming past our firelight. Black magic, bizarre cults and worse issues loom within the shadows. the youngsters of previous Leech were with us from time immemorial. they usually love us. Donald Miller, geologist and educational, has walked alongside the sting of a chasm for many of his approximately 80 years, best a charmed lifestyles among endearing absent-mindedness and sanity-shattering consciousness. Now, all issues needs to converge. Donald will detect the darkish secrets and techniques alongside the sides, unearthing savage truths approximately his spouse Michelle, their grownup twins, and all he is familiar with and trusts. For Donald is set to locate the secret...of The Croning. From Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning writer of The Imago series and Occultation, comes The Croning, a debut novel of cosmic horror.

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20th Century Ghosts

By Joe Hill

From the New York Times bestselling writer of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning number of brief fiction.

Imogene is younger, appealing . . . and lifeless, ready within the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Francis used to be human as soon as, yet now he is an eight-foot-tall locust, and everybody in Calliphora will tremble after they listen him sing. . . .

John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of part a dozen murdered young children, and an vintage cell, lengthy for the reason that disconnected, earrings at evening with calls from the useless. . . .

Nolan is aware yet can by no means inform what really occurred in the summertime of '77, whilst his fool savant more youthful brother outfitted an enormous cardboard fortress with mystery doorways best into different worlds. . . .

The earlier is not useless. it's not even prior. . . .

 

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Calla Editions)

By Edgar Allan Poe

This wonderful anthology positive aspects 29 of Edgar Allan Poe's stories of the glorious and the macabre. It combines a few of his most well-liked tales — together with "The Fall of the home of Usher" and "The Murders within the Rue Morgue" — with lesser-known gem stones. Illustrated with eight full-color plates and 24 full-page drawings full of brooding eroticism by means of Harry Clarke, a super Edwardian-era artist too lengthy overshadowed by way of his modern Aubrey Beardsley.

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Crown of Stars

By James Tiptree Jr.

Like new hardcover with DJ. COLLECTIBLE FIRST variation. FORMER COLLECTOR'S reproduction. e-book seems UNREAD and prefer NEW. airborne dirt and dust Jacket exhibits very minor rippling because of moderate pressure from integrated transparent mylar ARCHIVAL e-book jacket disguise.

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The Service of the Sword (Honor Harrington)

By David Weber

Readers cannot get sufficient of Honor Harrington and her global, and right here David Weber is back, observed through a few of the best technological know-how fiction writers within the box, with new adventures of the simplest starship commander within the galaxy, and explorations of formerly uncharted corners of her universe. it is a party-and you are invited!

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An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List

By Laurie Notaro

IT’S LAURIE NOTARO’S vacation guide.
PREPARE TO giggle YOUR TINSEL OFF.

It’s the main wonderful–and such a lot dreadful–season of the 12 months, while bins of tarts assault your thighs, drunken vacation revelers remain long gone their welcome, and your grandmother has conniptions on the division shop over the cost of hand lotion. Welcome to Laurie Notaro’s Christmastime.

In ten brand-new tales and 3 formerly released favorites, Notaro stocks the sidesplitting day-by-day failures of the vacations, like discovering herself on emergency female product recon at the hours of darkness on Christmas Eve; surrendering to the inevitable terrible reward Parade through easily requesting vacation dish towels and mammoth white underpants from Sears; fighting the morons in line on the 7th Circle of Hell, differently referred to as the home made craft shop; and attempting to stay down her attractiveness because the so much Unfun Christmas get together visitor Ever, as a result of an unlucky false impression regarding a pretend overdose and emergency paramedics.

So even if you end up on the uninteresting and shrewdpermanent occasion or the Raucous and silly social gathering this vacation season, you’ll continually be aware of the place to discover Laurie–just persist with the chocolate path over to the cheese platter. She’ll be the single dialing the law enforcement officials.

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Billy Budd and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

By Herman Melville

Brilliant brief tales and a novella through the writer of Moby-Dick

"Billy Budd, Sailor," a vintage disagreement among solid and evil, is the tale of an blameless younger guy not able to safeguard himself from wrongful accusations. different choices comprise "Bartleby," "The Piazza," "The Encantadas," "The Bell-Tower," "Benito Cereno," "The Paradise of Bachelors," and "The Tartarus of Maids."

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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