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Short Fiction

by Nikolai Gogol Standard Ebooks (February 15, 2019)

Nikolai Gogol spent most of his literary career writing short stories, drawing inspiration from his childhood in Ukraine and his adult life in St. Petersburg. His stories are filled with larger than life yet...


The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations

by Julian Hawthorne eBookIt.com (June 23, 2013)

It happened in winter, just before the holidays. Ivan Feodorovitch Lobnitchenko, the lawyer, whose office is in one of the main streets of St. Petersburg, was called hurriedly to witness the last will and testament...


Seven Books By Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen eBookIt.com (July 17, 2013)

Seven books by fantasy short story writer Hans Christian Andersen, in one book:

Andersen's Fairy Tales

The Ice-Maiden; and Other Tales

O.T., a Danish Romance

Pictures of Sweden

Sand-Hills of Jutland

Stories From Hans...


Rag

by Maryse Meijer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 12, 2019)

One of Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Tor.com's Books to Read in February

From the author of Heartbreaker, a disquieting collection tracing the destructive consequences of the desire for connection

A man, forgotten by the...


Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

by Scotto Moore Tom Doherty Associates (February 05, 2019)

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You is a story of music, obsession, violence, and madness by Scotto Moore

I was home alone on a Saturday night when I experienced the most beautiful piece of music I had ever heard...


Painting the Corners

by Bob Weintraub Yucca (November 18, 2014)

"Imaginative baseball stories for long rain delays and hot stove league nights." —Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field

Bob Weintraub's marvelous collection of baseball stories goes...


Painting the Corners Again

by Bob Weintraub Yucca (February 17, 2015)

Baseball and the people who live and breathe it will seem closer and more vivid than ever.

Painting the Corners Again is Bob Weintraub’s second marvelous collection of baseball stories. It goes directly to...


Trout Quintet

by Steve Raymond Skyhorse (March 01, 2016)

This is a new book from the Pacific Northwest’s finest angling writer.

There is an abundance of literature on the pleasure and wonder of fly fishing. The themes are familiar and well traveled: ruminations on...


The Mammoth Book of the New Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

by Denis O. Smith Skyhorse (August 23, 2016)

“‘Is it really possible, do you suppose,’ said Sherlock Holmes to me one morning, as we took breakfast together, ‘that a healthy and robust man may be so stricken with terror that he drops down dead?’”...


The Five Dollar Smile

by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (December 17, 2014)

This touching and funny collection of stories showcases Tharoor’s daunting literary acumen, as well as the keen sensitivity that informs his ability to write profoundly and entertainingly on themes ranging...


The Gold of the Sunbeams

by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay Arcade (November 01, 2011)

Diagnosed as severely autistic at the age of three, Tito, nearly nonverbal, was brought up by his loving moth-er Soma, who taught him to read English and challenged him to write his own stories. The initial...


Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

by John Irving & Susan Cheever Arcade (February 02, 2016)

A commemorative hardcover edition of the only collection ever published of the celebrated novelist's shorter works.

Here is a treat for devoted fans of John Irving. First published twenty years ago, Trying to...


Travis

by T. T. Flynn Skyhorse (November 24, 2015)

A wrongly accused man fights to regain ownership of his ranch, while another tracks down an imposter who has stolen his identity.

In “When a Gunman Steals a War,” Tom Fortune, who has been sentenced to twenty...


Crunch & Des

by Philip Wylie & Karen Wylie Pryor Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon , and his friend...


Red Fire

by Max Brand Skyhorse (October 13, 2015)

From legendary Western author Max Brand comes a collection of stories about a slave, a jewel thief, and a captive.

In “Master and Man,” Bobbie is a black man who can outride, outfight, and outshoot any white...


Painting the Corners Again

by Bob Weintraub Skyhorse (March 27, 2018)

Painting the Corners Again is Bob Weintraub’s second marvelous collection of baseball stories. It goes directly to the core of what America’s pastime does for us when we watch it being played on the field....


Dragonolia

by Chris Barnardo Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Dragonolia is a storybook with a difference. Discover 14 charming tales, where each one is intertwined with an exciting craft project enabling the reader to relive the amazing adventures of Sir Richard Barons,...


Hard to Be Good

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (October 27, 2015)

In his first collection of short fiction, Bill Barich gives us cause to celebrate a prose stylist who can gracefully cross the boundaries of genre. As stated by Anne Tyler, Hard to Be Good is so large and complete...


Painting the Corners

by Bob Weintraub Skyhorse (October 31, 2017)

Bob Weintraub’s marvelous collection of baseball stories goes directly to the core of what the game does for us when we watch it being played on the field, and shows how its heroes and villains can reach into...


Ibid

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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In the Walls of Eryx

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Medusa's Coil

by Howard Phillips Lovecraft Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Oculus

by Sally Wen Mao Graywolf Press (January 15, 2019)

A brilliant second collection by Sally Wen Mao on the violence of the spectacle—starring the film legend Anna May Wong

In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement...


Mothers

by Chris Power Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 15, 2019)

An “extraordinary” (The Sunday Times) debut of unnerving beauty, Chris Power’s short story collection Mothers evokes the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose.

Chris Power’s stories...


Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom

by Sylvia Plath Harper Perennial (January 22, 2019)

Never before published, this newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman’s rebellion against convention...


Blind Spot

by Bascom Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Everyone supported the Martian program—until it struck home!


The Jameson Satellite

by Neil Ronald Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The mammoths of the ancient world have been wonderfully preserved in the ice of Siberia. The cold, only a few miles out in space, will be far more intense than in the polar regions and its power of preserving...


The Memory of Mars

by Raymond Fisher Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"As soon as I'm well we'll go to Mars for a vacation again," Alice would say. But now she was dead, and the surgeons said she was not even human. In his misery, Hastings knew two things: he loved his wife; but...


The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?


John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...


The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...


The Plague

by Teddy Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Suppose a strictly one hundred per cent American plague showed up.... One that attacked only people within the political borders of the United States!


Security

by Ernest M. Kenyon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!


Special Delivery

by Damon Francis Knight Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!


The Six Fingers of Time

by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Time is money. Time heals all wounds. Given time, anything is possible. And now he had all the time in the world!


The Worshippers

by Damon Francis Knight Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Destiny reached out a hand to Algernon Weaver--but he was a timid man, at first. But on the strange world of Terranova, there was much to be learned--of destiny, and other things....


We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly

by Roger Kuykendall Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After all--they only borrowed it a little while, just to fix it--


Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".


Time Fuze

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Which made the problem of getting back home a delicate one indeed....


The Unnecessary Man

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sometimes an organizational setup grows, sets its ways, and becomes so traditional that once-necessary jobs become unnecessary. But it is sometimes quite hard to spot just which man is the unnecessary one. In...


Vigorish

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If it "takes a thief to catch a thief" ... what does it take to catch a psi-gifted thief?


With No Strings Attached

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A man will always be willing to buy something he wants, and believes in, even if it is impossible, rather than something he believes is impossible. So... sell him what he thinks he wants!


A World by the Tale

by Randall Garrett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is about the best-hated author on Earth. Who was necessarily pampered and petted because of his crime against humanity....


Acid Bath

by Vaseleos Garson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.


The Huddlers

by William Campbell Gault Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

He was a reporter from Venus with an assignment on Earth. He got his story but, against orders, he fell in love—and therein lies this story.


The Sword and the Atopen

by Taylor H. Greenfield Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The conversion of light into electricity by spectrum is an interesting possibility. The idea of using foreign proteins on the human system to repel enemies, is also interesting. Do you get it? We didn't either...


Thy Rocks and Rills

by Robert E. Gilbert Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

They were out of place in the Manly Age—Stonecypher, a man who loved animals; Moe, a bull who hated men. Together, they marched to inevitably similar destinies...


Cry from a Far Planet

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The problem of separating the friends from the enemies was a major one in the conquest of space as many a dead spacer could have testified. A tough job when you could see an alien and judge appearances; far...


The Helpful Hand of God

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The helpful hand of God ... can be very helpful indeed. But of course, it's long been known that God helps those who wisely help themselves...


The Nothing Equation

by Tom Godwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except-- The Nothing Equation.