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The Neon Wilderness

Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories

The Adventures of Ellery Queen

by Ellery Queen & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2015)

In these rippingshort stories, the mystery genre's greatest sleuth shows his chops.

For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannotsolve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protectedonly...


Queens Full

by Ellery Queen & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2015)

Since his first novel,Ellery Queen has been in the top ranks of the world's detective-story writers.He has been equally successful with short stories and novelettes written formagazines. This rare volume is...


The Farmer's Daughter

by Jim Harrison, Ray Porter, Kirsten Potter & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 20, 2010)

Jim Harrison's numerous works have established him as one of the most beloved and popular authors in American fiction. His novel The English Major was a National Indie Bestseller, a New York Times Book Review...


Coyote Tales

by Jim Bihyeh & Cayenne Chris Conroy Blackstone Publishing (August 29, 2012)

Wide Reeds, Arizona, is a small town on the Navajo reservation that you won't find on any tourist map. The people who live there keep their secrets, their dreams, and their fears to themselves. But when a stranger...


Hungry Tales

by Jonathan Maberry & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2012)

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry presents a quirky collection of stories starring a whole cast of the ever-popular undead--including one story written exclusively for Blackstone Audio.

Calling...


The Monkey's Paw

by W. W. Jacobs & Jeffrey Kafer Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2013)

Originally published in 1902, "The Monkey's Paw" is aclassic horror short story written by author W. W. Jacobs. In the story, thepaw of a dead monkey is a talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, butthe...


The Death of a Government Clerk

by Anton Chekhov & David Drummond Blackstone Publishing (June 05, 2013)

Considered one of the greatest short story writers of alltime, Anton Chekhov heavily influenced the evolution of the modern short story.Most notably, he used a technique that would later be called"stream-of-consciousness,"...


A Society

by Virginia Woolf & Jo Anna Perrin Blackstone Publishing (June 06, 2013)

Known as one of the foremost modernist novelists of thetwentieth century, Virginia Woolf also wrote several shorter works. In "ASociety," one of her earlier short stories, a young woman receives asubstantial...


The Death of a Soldier

by Louisa May Alcott & Karen White Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2013)

Before Louisa May Alcott achieved national fame with LittleWomen, she received success and recognition for Hospital Sketches, which waspublished in 1863. The book is based on her experience as a Civil War nurse...


The Nice People

by Henry Cuyler Bunner & Scott O’Neill Blackstone Publishing (June 14, 2013)

Henry Culyer Bunner is considered a comedic genius of the short story form. Known for choosing distinctly American themes and characters, his stories are often seen as trivial, merely expanded anecdotes, yet...


Beyond Lies the Wub

by Philip K. Dick & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (June 03, 2013)

Published shortly after his high school graduation, "BeyondLies the Wub" is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K.Dick.

Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars,purchases a...


The Question of Bruno

by Aleksandar Hemon, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki & Vikas Adam Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2014)

In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour deforce--the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's--Aleksandar Hemonwrites of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination...


Inside Madeleine

by Paula Bomer & Jorjeana Marie Blackstone Publishing (May 03, 2014)

From the author of Nine Months, which Marcy Dermansky called "deliciously,dangerously rogue," comes a powerful, daring collection about the curious,complicated relationships girls have with their bodies, with...


Death and the Woman

by Gertrude Atherton & Rachel Fulginiti Blackstone Publishing (June 19, 2013)

Gertrude Atherton was a gothic novelist and short story writer. A protégée of Ambrose Bierce, his influence can beseen in many of her stories, which often have overt references to thesupernatural. In "Death...


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce & Kyle Munley Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2013)

Set during the American Civil War, "An Occurrence at OwlCreek Bridge" is the classic short story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederatesympathizer condemned to death by hanging from Owl Creek Bridge. Flashingbetween...


Prince Bull

by Charles Dickens & Gabrielle de Cuir Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2013)

Charles Dickens created some of the world's most memorable fictionalcharacters. Widely regarded as the greatest writer of the Victorian period, hisnovels and short stories continue to be widely popular today....


Adventure

by Sherwood Anderson & Amy Rubinate Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2013)

Sherwood Anderson's most enduring work, Winesburg, Ohio, is considered one of earliest works of modernistliterature. The sequence of short stories centers on the life of George Willardand those who live in the...


The Lottery Ticket

by Anton Chekhov & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (June 13, 2013)

Considered one of the greatest short story writers of alltime, Anton Chekhov heavily influenced the evolution of the modern short story.Most notably, he used a technique that would later be called"stream of...


Eveline

by James Joyce & John Lee Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2013)

"Eveline" is a short story from James Joyce's classic Dubliners. Nineteen-year-old Eveline hasdecided to leave home, but her future journey may not be all that she hopes.Like other stories in Dubliners,"Eveline"...


Two Illuminating Stories

by Mark Twain & Dick Hill Blackstone Publishing (June 10, 2013)

Though known for his classic novels of adventure and comingof age, Mark Twain is equally esteemed for his short stories, which abound withthe colorful characters and often comic antics readers have come to expect...


The Open Window

by Saki & Gary Dikeos Blackstone Publishing (June 08, 2013)

Considered a master of the short story, Saki was best knownfor his witty and mischievous stories that satirized the culture and society ofEdwardian England. In "The Open Window," his best-known vignette, a teenagegirl...


The Yellow Wallpaper and Why I Wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper"

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Xe Sands Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2013)

A prominent sociologist, lecturer, and writer of the latenineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's unorthodox concepts andlifestyle helped shape future generations of feminists. This audiobook includesher...


The Spectre Bridegroom

by Washington Irving & Robert Fass Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2013)

The author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" and "Rip VanWinkle," Washington Irving perfected the American short story. His stories werewritten in an approachable tone and intended to entertain rather thanenlighten....


The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 10, 2013)

Edgar Allen Poe is seen today as one of the greatestpractitioners of gothic and detective fiction that ever lived, and popularculture is replete with references to him. In "The Pit and the Pendulum," oneof his...


"All You Zombies--"

by Robert A. Heinlein & Spider Robinson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Featuring "All You Zombies--," the basis for the movie Predestination

This collection from Grand Master Robert A. Heinlein includesfive short stories sure to please science fiction fans everywhere. The titlestory...


The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 2

by Anton Chekhov, Anthony Heald & Constance Garnett Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2011)

A Russian author, playwright, and physician, Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James...


Collected Stories

by Lewis Shiner, Kimberly Farr, multivoice & David Birney et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

Collected Stories is the definitive compilation ofLewis Shiner's short work, featuring over forty stories voiced by top narratorsin the business. Contents include:

Introduction, read by Karen Joy Fowler"Perfidia,"...


The Best of Bova, Vol. 1

by Ben Bova, Harlan Ellison, Vikas Adam & Paul Boehmer et al. Blackstone Publishing (February 02, 2016)

The first volume in a sterling collection of stories from legendary hard science fiction master Ben Bova

These are selected stories from Bova's amazing career at the center of science fiction and space advocacy....


The Inimitable Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse & Jonathan Cecil Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2011)

Bertie Wooster is in trouble again as his lovesick pal, Bingo Little, falls in love with every girl he lays eyes on. The real problem starts when Bingo decides to marry one of the girls and he enlists Bertie's...


The Blessing of Brokenness

by Karin Slaughter & Shannon Cochran Blackstone Publishing (January 06, 2015)

Mary Lou Dixon works at the Christ Holiness BaptistChurch. She's overseeing the repair of the cross above the altar in time forChristmas when things start to go horribly wrong.

This short story by New York Times...


In the Country

by Mia Alvar, Nancy Wu & Don Castro Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2015)

These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers...


Don't Cry

by Mary Gaitskill Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2015)

Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories--her first in more than ten years.

In "College Town 1980," young people adrift in Ann Arbor, Michigan, debate the meaning of personal strength...


Proto Zoa

by Lois Mcmaster Bujold & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2016)

A delightful collection of Lois McMaster Bujold's early stories and a comprehensive introduction by this New York Times bestselling author

"Protozoa" is a word from biology via the Greek meaning "first animals."...


Love of Life, and Other Stories

by Jack London & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (November 24, 2015)

John Griffith "Jack" London was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain...


HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbor, and Other Short Stories

by Nicholas Monsarrat & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

In "HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbor," an old sloop, homeward bound, is torpedoed, leaving her guns out of action, more than three quarters of her crew dead, and radio contact impossible. But her valiant captain...


Overclocked

Runaway

by Alice Munro & Kymberly Dakin Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2007)

The incomparable Alice Munro's bestselling andrapturously acclaimed Runaway is a bookof extraordinary stories about women of all ages and circumstances--and about loveand its infinite betrayals and surprises....


Clean Sweeps

by Jonathan Maberry & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (March 03, 2015)

In this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, a reporter accompanies a special ops team on a dangerous mission against space pirates.


The Maples Stories

by John Updike & Peter Van Norden Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2009)

Collected together for the first time on audio, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike's career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity....


QBI

by Ellery Queen & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2015)

Queen's Bureau of Investigation is now open for business--and in each department of this new enterprise Ellery finds ample opportunity to exercise the brilliant, ingenious, and at times startling talents of...


Emerald City

by Jennifer Egan, Madeleine Lambert, Richard Waterhouse & Charlie Thurston Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 1996)

These eleven masterful stories--the first collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan--deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters--models and housewives, bankers and...


The Whore's Child, and Other Stories

by Richard Russo Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2002)

In his first collection, a master storyteller focuses on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. A jaded Hollywood movie-maker uncovers a decades-old flame he never knew he'd harbored; a precocious...


Beneath the Skin

by Jonathan Maberry & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (December 06, 2016)

A collection of short stories featuring Sam Hunter, frombestselling author Jonathan Maberry

Sam Hunter is a bit of an animal. He's a former Twin Citiescop who lost his badge because of excessive force. Abusive...


Grandparenting

by John Updike & Peter Van Norden Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2014)

The Maples Stories consistsof eighteen classic stories from across John Updike's career, forming aluminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its richemotional complexity. In 1956, Updike...


Here Come the Maples

by John Updike & Peter Van Norden Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2014)

The Maples Stories consistsof eighteen classic stories from across John Updike's career, forming aluminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its richemotional complexity. In 1956, Updike...


Esther Kreindel the Second

by Isaac Bashevis Singer & Theodore Bikel Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2014)

This short story from the collection Gimpel the Fool, and Other Stories is infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singer's work. Theodore Bikel reads...


The Spinoza of Market Street

by Isaac Bashevis Singer & Theodore Bikel Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2014)

"The Spinoza of Market Street" is yet another masterfulshort story from literary great Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story is set inWarsaw in the days leading up to World War I. There Dr. Nahum Fischelson livesalone...


Separating

by John Updike & Peter Van Norden Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2014)

The Maples Stories consistsof eighteen classic stories from across John Updike's career, forming aluminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its richemotional complexity. In 1956, Updike...