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A collection of fables in the literary tradition of Italo Calvino, Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves brings together medicine men, monks, immortals, witches, seekers, souls in various stages of their cycles in and out of lived-life, and the occasional talking animal, all searching for the meaning of it all and each other. Each fable is a meditation on love, death, growth, pain, identity, self, spirit, and the natural world, as seen from the perspectives of the primal, the celestial, or the spiritual. Fragile yet beautifully strong, Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves is for anyone seeking stories for a larger life.Show more
Read by a cast of award-winning narrators, this collection contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. The Brothers Grimm collected the original fairy tales that Americans are most familiar with today. Lyrically translated and beautifully narrated by an all-star cast, these 21 tales are selected from The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales and presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. Stories include: Rapunzel, read by Katherine Kellgren Cinderella, read by January LaVoy Little Red-Cap, read by Simon Vance Little Briar-Rose, read by Grover Gardner Little Snow-White, read by Kate Rudd Rumpelstiltskin, read by Jim Dale The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces, read by Alfred Molina A Riddling Tale, read by Janis Ian The Twelve Brothers, read by Graeme Malcolm The White Snake, read by Scott Brick The Elves, read by Bahni Turpin The Six Swans, read by Davina Porter The Twelve Huntsmen, read by Dion Graham The Goose-Girl, read by Edoardo Ballerini Sweet Porridge, read by Jayne Entwistle The Golden Goose, read by Luke Daniels Eve's Various Children, read by Roy Dotrice Snow-White and Rose-Red, read by Julia Whelan The Frog-King, or Iron Henry, read by Kirby Heyborne The Sea-Hare, read by Mark Bramhall Hansel and Gretel, read by Robin MilesShow more
"All the women of my family had gone to war... Now my turn had come... So, it is the custom that a free woman leave her mother's house to bind herself and those of her blood to a neighboring clan, either by the sword or by the cradle." So begins the story of young Tamras, as she embarks on her journey to become a warrior's apprentice. This epic story is not about battles and armor, but rather about relationships, coming of age and wisdom, and deep insights into the human experience. Winner, 2010 EPIC Ebook Award for fiction in the Mainstream category. "The strong, supple prose on display in all three novels, the intelligence of the plotting, and the skillfully varied pacing make this a standout trilogy--highly recommended." --from a review by the Historical Novel SocietyShow more
Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction’s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury’s “The Long Rain” to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth’s next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century’s space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don’t despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction’s best writers—edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois—turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors—including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more—as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY Eleanor Arnason • Elizabeth Bear • David Brin • Tobias S. Buckell • Michael Cassutt • Joe Haldeman • Matthew Hughes • Gwyneth Jones • Joe R. Lansdale • Stephen Leigh • Paul McAuley • Ian McDonald • Garth Nix • Mike Resnick • Allen M. Steele • Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner DozoisShow more
A fiery and passionate tale by the beloved author of Little Women Writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, Louisa May Alcott wrote a series of what she called “blood and thunder” thrillers for a weekly pulp magazine. In the first, Pauline’s Passion and Punishment, she explores the unfair roles of men and women, as well as the societal expectations and forbidden desires that play an important role in this story of love and vengeance.Show more
A brilliant collection by SF master Terry Bisson Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection by the most acclaimed science fiction writer of the decade, the author of such brilliant novels as Talking Man and Voyage to the Red Planet. It brings together nineteen of Terry Bisson’s finest works for the first time in one volume, among them the darkly comic title story, which garnered some of the field’s highest honors, including the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Awards. “Brilliantly original…Every story showcases Bisson’s keen intelligence and distinctive gift for deliciously wry prose…Highly recommendable.”—BooklistShow more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors - including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If youre a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart - and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie - Daniel Abraham - David W. Ball - Paul Cornell - Bradley Denton - Phyllis Eisenstein - Gillian Flynn - Neil Gaiman - Matthew Hughes - Joe R. Lansdale - Scott Lynch - Garth Nix - Cherie Priest - Patrick Rothfuss - Steven Saylor - Michael Swanwick - Lisa Tuttle - Carrie Vaughn - Walter Jon Williams - Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin! Praise for Rogues "Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate." - Library JournalShow more
Collected Stories is the definitive compilation of Lewis Shiner's short work, featuring over forty stories voiced by top narrators in the business. Contents include: Introduction, read by Karen Joy Fowler 'Perfidia,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Stuff of Dreams,' read by John Rubinstein 'The War at Home,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Straws,' read by Scott Brick 'Nine Hard Questions,' read by Kimberly Farr 'White City,' read by Gabrielle de Cuir 'Primes,' read by Arthur Morey 'The Long Ride Out,' read by Rex Linn 'Sitcom,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'The Death of Che Guevara,' read by Roxanne Hernandez and Stefan Rudnicki 'His Girlfriend's Dog,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Deep without Pity,' read by Rex Linn 'The Circle,' read by Kimberly Farr 'Twilight Time,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Jeff Beck,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Wild for You,' read by Kris Tabori 'Till Human Voices Wake Us,' Read by John Rubinstein 'Flagstaff,' read by Scott Brick 'Tommy and the Talking Dog,' read by Janis Ian 'Oz,' read by Kris Tabori 'Love in Vain,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Steam Engine Time,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Kings of the Afternoon,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Sticks,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'The Tale of Mark the Bunny,' read by Janis Ian 'The Killing Season,' read by Rex Linn 'Scales,' read by Gabrielle de Cuir 'Snowbirds,' read by Gabrielle de Cuir and Stefan Rudnicki 'Match,' read by Kris Tabori 'Relay,' read by Gabrielle de Cuir and Stefan Rudnicki 'Castles Made of Sand,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Prodigal Son,' read by Rex Linn 'Mozart in Mirrorshades,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Kidding Around,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Mystery Train,' read by John Rubinstein 'Secrets,' read by Roxanne Hernandez 'Golfing Vietnam,' read by Gabrielle de Cuir 'Stompin' at the Savoy,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Gold,' read by Arthur Morey 'Dirty Work,' read by Stefan Rudnicki 'Lizard Men of Los Angeles,' read by David BirneyShow more
A Tribute to SF Great Anne McCaffrey Angelina Adams - David Brin - David Gerrold - John Goodwin - Janis Ian Alec Johnson - Georgeanne Kennedy - Mercedes Lackey - Sharon Lee & Steve Miller Lois McMaster Bujold - Elizabeth Moon - Charlotte Moore - Robert Neilson Jody Lynn Nye & Bill Fawcett - Robin Roberts - Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Wen Spencer - Michael Whelan - Richard J. Woods - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community and genre. In Dragonwriter, Anne’s son and Pern writer Todd McCaffrey collects memories and stories about the beloved author, along with insights into her writing and legacy, from those who knew her best. Nebula Award–winner Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator); Hugo Award–winner David Brin recalls Anne’s steadfast belief that the world to come will be better than the one before; legendary SFF artist Michael Whelan tells stories about never-before-published Pern sketches from his archives; and more. Join Anne’s co-writers, fellow science fiction authors, family, and friends in remembering her life and exploring how her mind and pen shaped not only the Weyrs of Pern, but also the literary landscape as we know it.Show more
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is a classic of science fiction. Though it began its life as a short story, it was later expanded into a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel, served as a springboard for a much larger universe of stories, and finally, has been made into a feature film. In Ender's World over a dozen writers of science fiction, fantasy, and young adult books offer new perspectives on the 1985 novel, along with insights gleaned from other Ender stories that fit within the Ender's Game chronology, including Ender in Exile and Ender's Shadow. In addition, military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and Captain John Schmitt offer insight into the human-Formic war. Also included is a contribution from Aaron Johnston, the coauthor of the Formic Wars prequel novels. The collection's insightful analyses and moving personal essays are rounded out with short pieces answering more technically oriented questions about the Ender universe, including why the Battle Room is a cube and why the military recruited their soldiers as children. Edited by Orson Scott Card himself, who also provides an introduction to the anthology as well as to the individual essays, Ender's World is aimed both at readers who have kept up with the many books that came after and at those who simply want to revisit the original novel. "Ender's Game is an affecting novel full of surprises that seem inevitable once they are explained."-New York Times Book ReviewShow more
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