Revelation Countdown (Studies in Monasticism) by Cris Mazza,Ted Orland

By Cris Mazza,Ted Orland

While in lots of methods reaffirming the mythic measurement of being at the street romanticized in American pop and fold culture, Revelation Countdown also subtly undermines that view. those tales undertaking onto the open highway now not the nirvana of private freedom, yet relatively a kind of freedom extra heavily corresponding to lack of regulate. Being in consistent movement and passing via new environments destabilizes lifestyles, casts it out of section, heightens notion, and skews reactions. each little challenge is magnified to overwhelming measurement. occasions segue from sluggish movement to speedy ahead. heritage noises interfere, inflicting perpetual wee hour insomnia. mind's eye prospers, usually as an enemy. humans unexpectedly observe that they by no means particularly understood their trip partners. The previously sturdy line in their lives veers off target. In such an environment, the title Revelation Countdown, borrowed from a roadside sign up Tennessee, proves prophetic. it may well no longer arrive at 7:30, yet revelation will necessarily locate the traveler.

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A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books by Various

By Various

fanatics of illustrator Mary Blair will cherish this never-before-published treasury of her Golden Books, which include fabric that hasn't been in print in a long time. I Can Fly is right here in its unabridged glory, as are Baby's apartment, The Up and Down Book, and The Golden publication of Little Verses. the various most interesting pages from The New Golden track Book are incorporated, to around out this pretty assortment. all the unique art has been digitally reproduced, and hasn't ever seemed extra breathtaking!

Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker—author of The artwork and aptitude of Mary Blair—wrote the foreword for this hugely expected booklet honoring some of the most liked illustrators of our time.

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The Boy of Chancellorville and Other Civil War Stories by James Marten

By James Marten

The Boy of Chancellorville and different Civil battle Stories is an unforgettable selection of tales for and approximately little ones in the course of the Civil conflict, with contributions from American luminaries reminiscent of Louisa may perhaps Alcott, Ambrose Bierce, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Walt Whitman. The publication finds that the battle affected the lives of youngsters otherwise than their parents: a few checked out it as a grand event and for others it used to be a perplexing, untimely finish to youth. James Marten comprises money owed from approximately each viewpoint-boys and ladies, Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites-and quite a few events, starting from existence at the domestic entrance to confronting enemy squaddies to the aftermath of the struggle. each one tale starts with a quick creation to put it in its literary context and explains the author's connection to the war.

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Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, by Pat Cadigan,William Gibson,Jonathan Lethem,Greg Bear,Mark

By Pat Cadigan,William Gibson,Jonathan Lethem,Greg Bear,Mark Teppo,Cory Doctorow,Cat Rambo,Kim Stanley Robinson,Bruce Sterling,Victoria Blake

Cyberpunk has introduced us movies like Blade Runner, Tron, and The Matrix, and it has introduced us now-classic novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer. It remains to be a robust subject matter in modern literature as writers think a gritty, darkish, wild, and depraved destiny the place physique amendment, seedy components, omniscient enterprises, and some down-luck anti-heroes are constantly having it out. contained in the covers of this e-book, readers locate tales by means of the simplest and the best cyberpunk writers — from foundational authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson to new voices like Cory Doctorow — all of whom write with the hearth and zeal that powers the easiest cyberpunk writing. listed here are tales approximately society long past mistaken and society kept, approximately soulless people and soulful machines, approximately futures worthy battling for and futures that do not anything yet kill. Welcome for your cyberpunk world.

Welcome on your cyberpunk world.

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Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman: Stories by Aimee Parkison,Stephen Graham Jones

By Aimee Parkison,Stephen Graham Jones

Winner of the FC2 Catherine Doctorow cutting edge Fiction Prize

 

A darkly comical horror lurks underneath the skin of daily occasions in Refrigerated track for a glowing Woman, a seductively poetic tale selection of strange brilliance and infrequent humor.?

In Aimee Parkison’s Refrigerated track for a sparkling Woman, fanatics locate unforeseen romance in cramped areas, speedy foodstuff addicts battle through cheeseburger habit, and the attractiveness of nature competes with the violence of tv. all of the whereas, a sophisticated and precarious current dawns onto a brand new global the place filthy rich ladies put on children’s eyes as jewellery and people short of funds hawk their faces in simple terms to endlessly mourn what components of themselves they've got offered to survive.

 

Open the fridge door. inside of are vintage jars. Open them to listen to the track: Beethoven enjoying piano; slaves making a song for freedom in plantation fields; moms buzzing lullabies in the course of the evening to smallpox infants, figuring out this track is the final sound their young ones will ever hear.

 

As Stephen Graham Jones notes in his foreword to this prize-winning assortment, “The most sensible books . . . fold you right into a darkness glowing with existence. They lock you within the fridge yet in addition they pipe in a few track that by no means repeats, and whilst the door starts off to open, you hold tight to it, so that you could have quite a few mins extra. This ebook, it’ll be over a long way too speedy for you, convinced. yet even have been it 5 occasions as thick because it is now, it is going to nonetheless be too brief. bear in mind, even though, the easiest books, they’re loops. They by no means cease. This one nonetheless hasn’t, for me.”

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Strawberry Hill by Brad Perry

By Brad Perry

Failed writers and forgotten infantrymen. madness and nostalgia. Returning domestic and plummeting to hell. those tales are invigorating, heartbreaking, and tinged with the surreal. "The Unwritten" is ready an getting older writer, haunted through his untapped creativity. "Boats opposed to the present" specializes in a WWII soldier who'd particularly learn than struggle. via "The Door," 3 teenagers find a portal to the unknown. In "Itching and Echoes," obsession and worry swallow one guy complete.

The collection's centerpiece is "Strawberry Hill." it really is a couple of lady named Lilly, who as a baby traveled to a paranormal realm with pink rivers, neon grass, and towering vegetation. yet after years of remedy, she not believes it exists. Now, her unhinged boyfriend has turn into infatuated along with her mystical earlier, and may drag her again even if he can. it's a breathless tale of affection and longing.

Getting misplaced in Strawberry Hill is simple. All you should do is dive in...

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The Woman in Oil Fields (Studies in English Language) by Tracy Daugherty

By Tracy Daugherty

The subject matters woven in the course of the girl within the Oil box contain motion and passivity and the various views they motivate. Tracy Daugherty's characters stroll the margins of existence; looking the secure outer edge from which they investigate their buddies, enthusiasts, and kinfolk who lead genuine lives. Daugherty treats point of view and perception as issues in themselves.

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14 Stories by Stephen Dixon

By Stephen Dixon

Stephen Dixon's tales and novels have an unique, instantly recognizable sound and believe --a bizarre mix of Franz Kafka and Frank Capra. Readers of his past paintings will locate in 14 tales that very same wry, artistic, knife-edged humor that has come to signify his specific variety. With an adroit use of language and a prepared eye for the quirky, offbeat part of human nature, Dixon creates an international as considered via a fish-eye lens--slightly distorted and off-center, but recognizable and sometimes familiar.

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Experimental Writing: Africa vs Latin America Vol 1: by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka,Ricardo Felix Rodriguez

By Tendai Rinos Mwanaka,Ricardo Felix Rodriguez

This undertaking pop out from our have to harness voices in Africa and Latin the US, giving those voices a chance to speak, argue, synthesize, agree, and percentage principles at the craft of writing, on existence, on being and on considering for the advantage of all. It used to be additionally a chance to create literary friendships and contacts among those nice areas. quite often, Latin the USA and Africa nonetheless have loads of tales to proportion between themselves and with the remainder of the area. There are nonetheless very robust untapped storytelling traditions in those continents. The tales during this quantity are chosen from an awesome variety of entries to a decision for contributions to an anthology on experimentation. it's was hoping this strong choice will serve a wide selection of tastes in either Spanish and English, and that the e-book will open discussion and the sharing of rules among the 2 areas and the full global. this can be a useful contribution on many fronts.

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