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Eleven essential classics in one volumeThis last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains eleven great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.This volume contains the following:Introduction by Ben BovaThe Martian Way by Isaac AsimovEarthman, Come Home by James BlishRogue Moon by Algis BudrysThe Spectre General by Theodore CogswellThe Machine Stops by E. M. ForsterThe Midas Plague by Frederik PohlThe Witches of Karres by James H. SchmitzE for Effort by T. L. SherredIn Hiding by Wilmar H. ShirasThe Big Front Yard by Clifford D. SimakThe Moon Moth by Jack VanceShow more
Do you remember your first love? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a second chance to follow your heart? In this collection of novellas written by award-winning and bestselling authors, come home to Echo Ridge as summer winds down and hearts once broken and lost are given one more chance, a second chance to love.A Brand New Second Chance by Lucy McConnellWith a broken heart and an unsure future, Abigail Martin moves home to Echo Ridge to capture the parts of her teenage years she missed out on because she'd had a steady boyfriend. Kissing a random guy, flirting with strangers, hanging out at Fay's after a football game-all of it. Carter Montgomery offers his help, because he's a helpful kind of guy, and she quickly falls for his quiet humor, kindness, and heated kisses. Fearing that she hasn't lived enough of life to settle down, Abigail must decide if she's going to break Carter's heart or give love a brand-new second chance. A Perfect Fit by Janette Rallison Jojo Halifax believes that winning Echo Ridge's float competition is just what her fledgling art career needs. And if that means giving her ex-boyfriend, Anthony, a second chance so she can be a designer on his team, well, she's willing to make the sacrifice. But when a lost bet leads to a blind date with her brother's friend Wyatt, she begins to have second thoughts about second chances. Wyatt is handsome and charming and just might have been paid to make her forget about Anthony. Is falling for his charm worth the risk, or should she take Anthony back again? Almost Home by Heather Tullis Damon lived in ten towns while growing up, but Echo Ridge is one of the few that started to feel like home before his parents relocated their family again. Now a widower, moving back to the small ski resort town is irresistible for him-but somewhat less so for his daughter, Maggie. Learning that Haley, the girl who had gotten away, is back in town is an unexpected bonus. When Haley left a high-powered job in New York City to take care of her grandmother, she never expected to run into the boy she'd been crushing on sixteen years earlier. When they end up working together on the homecoming float, she finds the attraction between them just as compelling as before. But when given a choice, will she give him her heart or leave love behind to return to her job in the city? Change of Plans by Cami Checketts Kaitlyn Johanson comes home to Echo Ridge planning to bring the sparks back with her high school boyfriend, Mason, work at Kenworth's, and enjoy family and the beautiful valley. She never expected her heartthrob-nationally-acclaimed lacrosse player, Axel Olsen-would visit her hometown. When Axel steals her attention, and possibly her heart, from the man she was supposed to marry, she has to choose between taking a risk on new love or giving old love a second chance. Coming Home to Love by Rachelle J. Christensen When Laney Richins left Echo Ridge, New York, eight years ago, she vowed she'd never return, but life had other plans. Those plans included her cute little boy and a divorce, so Laney moved back home and started over. Working in the flower shop seems like the perfect plan until Billy Redford, the man she should have married shows up. Billy Redford's heart was broken when his high school sweetheart turned her back on him and fled Echo Ridge for the big-city lights. Running into Laney in Echo Ridge now brings up past feelings he thought were long gone. She's prettier than ever, still seems to read his mind, and despite his protests, ends up on the homecoming dance's building and decorating committee with him. Billy knows how to build just about anything, but he isn't sure he knows how to mend a broken heart.Show more
Silver Screen Kisses is a collection of stories inspired by movies that are on every favorite-movie list. Written by award-winning and bestselling authors, these contemporary romances take the reader back to Echo Ridge in the spring, when the promise of new love is budding just like the tulips around the Emerald Inn Bed & Breakfast.In "My Fair Lacey" by Janette Rallison, we hear the story of Lacey, who has dreamed of opening a restaurant for years-but first she needs a loan. When Garrett Halifax, her roommate's Harvard-educated brother, offers to help her clean up her appearance and manner to impress the bank manager, she jumps at the chance-but will she be able to keep up appearances without falling for the sexy Garrett? "The Princess Bride of Riodan" by Rachelle J. Christensen is the story of Elise, who accepts the help of a good-looking stranger in redecorating her old bed & breakfast. When she finds out who he is, she doesn't know whether to curtsy or run and hide-but her heart is already tangled up with the handsome prince. Will she chase the fairy-tale ending or choose her high school sweetheart and stay grounded in reality?The anthology also includes "You've Got Email" by Heather Tullis, a story of sexy mistaken identity and online romance; "My Best Man's Wedding" by Cami Checketts, in which a fake fiancé becomes a real lover; and "While You Were Skiing" by Lucy McConnell, the tale of a handsome skier with a head injury who thinks the beautiful hostess of the ski lodge is his fiancée-so of course, she plays along.Show more
An anthology celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes seventeen brand new, never-before-seen stories-exclusive to this collection-featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds (a quote from the original movie) reveals the Predators stalking prey in twelfth-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space. "Devil Dogs" by Tim Lebbon"Stonewall's Last Stand" by Jeremy Robinson"Rematch" by Steve Perry"May Blood Pave My Way Home" by Weston Ochse"Storm Blood" by Peter J. Wacks and David Boop"Last Report from the KSS Psychopomp" by Jennifer Brozek"Skeld's Keep" by S. D. Perry"Indigenous Species" by Kevin J. Anderson"Blood and Sand" by Mira Grant"Tin Warrior" by John Shirley"Three Sparks" by Larry Correia"The Pilot" by Andrew Mayne"Buffalo Jump" by Wendy N. Wagner"Drug War" by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Holly Roberds"Recon" by Dayton Ward"Gameworld" by Jonathan MaberryShow more
Eleven essential classics in one volumeThis volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing eleven great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, the Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.This volume contains the following:Introduction by Ben BovaCall Me Joe by Poul AndersonWho Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)Nerves by Lester del ReyUniverse by Robert A. HeinleinThe Marching Morons by C. M. KornbluthVintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)And Then There Were None by Eric Frank RussellThe Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer SmithBaby Is Three by Theodore SturgeonThe Time Machine by H. G. WellsWith Folded Hands by Jack WilliamsonShow more
From the New York Times bestselling author of Windwitch, a prequel novella set in the Witchlands setting up the forthcoming hotly anticipated Bloodwitch. Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there, she encounters a young Nubrevnan named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he wound up inside the mountain. As the two journey every deeper in search of answers, and as they brave one close call after another, a tentative friendship forms between them--one that might one day grow into something more. Sightwitch is told through Ryber's journal entries and her sketches, as well as through supplementary materials (such as other journals, pieces of songs, clippings from history books, flashbacks, etc.). Though meant as a companion novella, this story serves as a set up to Bloodwitch as well as an expansion of the world. Cast of Narrators: Ryber, read by Bahni Turpin Tanzi, read by Lauren Fortgang Eridysi, read by Saskia Maarleveld Kullen, read by Macleod Andrews Bloodwitch sneak peek, read by Cassandra Campbell *This audiobook includes a bonus PDF with illustrations by Rhys Davies. **Contact Customer Service for Additional PDF**Show more
"*The original podcast recording* This audio ebundle includes all fourteen episodes of the Audio Verse Award-winning podcast series, plus exclusive bonus content, including the live staged reading of the prequel episode, 'Deputy'; a round table discussion with the creators; and more.Dakota "Dak" Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world. They call it "Moss." It's your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. It still sits at the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed eleven years ago. A secret military base was built around the crash site to study both Moss and the dangerous technology it brought to Earth. The day Matt Salem joins her security team, Dak's whole world changes. It's love at first sight-which is a problem, since they both signed ironclad contracts vowing not to fraternize with other military personnel. If they run, they'll be hunted for what they know. Dak and Matt have only way to be together: do the impossible. Steal Moss and sell the secret of its existence. And they can't afford a single mistake. This program is performed by Ashlie Atkinson, Nat Cassidy, Hanna Cheek, Rebecca Comtois, Jorge Cordova, Sol Marina Crespo, Reyna de Courcy, Neimah Djourabchi, Autumn Dornfeld, Abe Goldfarb, Jason Howard, Daryl Lathon, Kelley Rae O'Donnell, Mac Rogers, Seth Sheldon, David Shih, Brian Silliman, Tarantino Smith, Jennifer Tsay, James Wetzel, Brittany Williams, Jordana Williams, Sean Williams, and Christopher Yustin. Also available from Tor Books: Steal the Stars, a novel by Nat Cassidy, the official adaptation of the podcast and an NPR Book of the Year."Show more
In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles focusing on Texas society are now available in a bundle as an audio download: * "Cops and Robbers" by Katy Vine * "The Trouble with Innocence" by Michael Hall * "Lost and Found" by Katy Vine * "Showdown at Waggoner Ranch" by Gary Cartwright * "Busting Out of Mexico" by Jan Reid< "Cops and Robbers" by Katy Vine investigates the Panama Unit, a group of police officers tasked with cleaning up the drug trade along the Southern Texas and Mexico border who instead became a part of it. "The Trouble with Innocence" by Michael Hall explores one man's journey through the Texas justice and prison system and asks how, after seeking innocence for 39 years, he could deny his own exoneration. "Lost and Found" by Katy Vine profiles the refugee community of Amarillo, Texas and one woman who volunteers to help them settle into their new lives. "Showdown at Waggoner Ranch" by Gary Cartwright is the saga of the Waggoner family, and their fight over the inheritance of the second largest ranch in Texas. "Busting Out of Mexico" by Jan Reid details the unbelieveable story of an eclectic group of Texans that broke Americans out of a Mexican jail.Show more
In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles spotlighting true crime are now available in a bundle as an audio download: * "A Kiss Before Dying" by Pamela Colloff * "The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob" by Skip Hollandsworth * "Just Desserts" by Katy Vine * "The Cheerleader Murder Plot" by Mimi Swartz * "The Talented Mr. Khater" by Francesca Mari< "A Kiss Before Dying" by Pamela Colloff revisits the case of Betty Williams, a high school student who begged her ex to kill her. "The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob" by Skip Hollandsworth profiles the mysterious Peggy Jo Tallas who, disguised as a man, robbed banks and confounded police for years. "Just Desserts" by Katy Vine is the story of a man who turned "keeping up with the Joneses" into the perfect crime. "The Cheerleader Murder Plot" by Mimi Swartz features a woman who went to extreme, murderous lengths to ensure her daughter's spot on the cheerleading squad. "The Talented Mr. Khater" by Francesca Mari investigates the ongoing exploits of international con artist and psychopath Youssef Khater.Show more
The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964.This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.In "The Roads Must Roll," Robert Heinlein describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. "Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. "Nightfall," by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere.This collection also includes an introduction by Robert Silverberg and stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum, John W. Campbell, Lester del Rey, Theodore Sturgeon, Lewis Padgett, Clifford D. Simak, Fredric Brown, Murray Leinster, Judith Merril, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, C. M. Kornbluth, Richard Matheson, Fritz Leiber, Anthony Boucher, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, Jerome Bixby, Tom Godwin, Alfred Bester, Daniel Keyes, and Roger Zelazny.Show more
Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four original novellas explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city. An honest salesman meets a career criminal as a dream vacation turns into the worst nightmare imaginable, in a story by Saladin Ahmed. Dreams and schemes collide when a deal over a priceless bottle of wine becomes a struggle for survival, as told by Mira Grant. Old habits die hard when a servant is forced into a mad struggle for power among Canto Bight's elite, in a tale by Rae Carson A deadbeat gambler has one last chance to turn his luck around; all he has to do is survive one wild night, as told by John Jackson Miller. In Canto Bight, one is free to revel in excess, untouched from the problems of a galaxy once again descending into chaos and war. Dreams can become reality, but the stakes have never been higher-for there is a darkness obscured by all the glamour and luxury.Show more
Lightspeed was founded on the core idea that all science fiction is real science fiction and that science fiction is vast. It is inclusive. Science fiction is about people, and queer people, no matter how they identify, are a big part of that. They always have been. They're just sometimes harder to see. So, in the interests of visibility, Queers Destroy Science Fiction! shows just how wide the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity can really be.This special issue features original science fiction short stories from John Chu, Kate M. Galey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Chaz Brenchley, Felicia Davin, Rose Lemberg, Jessica Yang, K. M. Szpara, Amal El-Mohtar, Tim Susman, and Susan Jane Bigelow. Plus, it includes original flash fiction from E. Saxey, Charles Payseur, Claudine Griggs, Stephen Cox, Eliza Gauger, Erica L. Satifka, Gabrielle Friesen, Nicasio Andres Reed, Shannon Peavey, Sarah Pinsker, Bogi Takács, and JY Yang, as well as reprints by RJ Edwards, AMJ Hudson, Raven Kaldera, Rand B. Lee, and Geoff Ryman.Show more
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