By Witold Gombrowicz

A balloonist reveals himself set upon by way of erotic lepers…a passenger on a boat notices a human eye at the deck…a team of noblemen take pleasure in a vegetarian dish made of human flesh…a virginal younger lady gnaws uncooked meat from a bone…a infamous ruffian is terrorized by means of a rat. Welcome to the weird universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose mythical brief tale assortment is gifted the following for the 1st time in English. those stories, hilarious, traumatic, and brilliantly written, are totally specific in global literature. After interpreting them, you’ll by no means be an identical.

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Counting Stars

By David Almond

David Almond’s awesome novels have proven him as an writer of detailed perception and ability. those tales encapsulate his never-ending experience of puzzle and wonderment, as they weave a tangible tapestry of becoming up in a wide, loving relations. listed below are the kernels of his novels—joy and worry, darkness and light-weight, the
healing strength of affection and mind's eye in overcoming the injuries of lack of awareness and prejudice. those tales merge reminiscence and dream, the genuine and the imagined, in a suite of beautiful tenderness.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact (December 2010)

Released given that 1930, Analog technological know-how Fiction and truth is likely one of the so much enduring and well known magazines of technology fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on reasonable tales that replicate excessive criteria of medical accuracy, mind's eye, and energetic articles approximately present learn at the frontiers of genuine technological know-how. A recurrent subject matter in either fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human impression of technological know-how and know-how.
The December factor back bargains an strange mixture of a narrative and a heavily linked truth article. the tale is Shane Tourtellotte’s “The guy from Downstream,” a few time visitor who does what he does for an strange cause, after which faces an unforeseen problem approximately what to do subsequent. the actual fact article is Tourtellotte’s “Tips for the finances Time-Traveler,” which takes a quantitative examine a few of the very useful difficulties any such tourist might necessarily face.
Also a number of tales which are elements of sequence —Christopher L. Bennett’s “Home Is the place the Hub Is,” and Brian C. Coad’s “A Placebo Effect,” during which long-suffering patent legal professional Wally Mason is quickly coaxed out of retirement—as good as a few that aren’t. a kind of, H. G. Stratmann’s “Primum Non Nocere,” may simply be thought of a seasonal specified, in a sneaky type of way—though it can even be thought of a number of different issues, too.

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Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories

By Italo Calvino

For the 1st time in paperback--a quantity of thirty-seven diabolically creative tales, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of many nice fantasists of the twentieth century, exhibiting the entire breadth of his imaginative and prescient and wit.  Written among 1943 and 1984 and masterfully translated through Tim Parks, the fictions in Numbers within the Dark exhibit all of Calvino's mind-blowing presents: whimsy and horror, exuberance of fashion, and a happy seize of the absurdities of the human situation.

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The Best of Gerald Kersh (Faber Finds)

'[Gerald Kersh] is a story-teller of a virtually vanished variety - even though the correct description is likely to be a teller of 'rattling strong yarns'... he's thinking about the ugly and the weird, via the misfits of existence, the offended, the down-and-outs and the damned. a lady of 8 commits a homicide. a few circus freaks are shipwrecked on an island. A chess champion walks in his sleep and destroys the video games he has so conscientiously planned...' TLS
'Beneath his gifted lightness and myth, Gerald Kersh is a major man... [He] has the ability... to create a global which isn't real looking and that is but fullyyt credible and convincing by itself brilliant terms.' New York Times
'Mr Kersh tells a narrative; as such, relatively higher than anyone else.' Pamela Hansford Johnson, Telegraph

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Lettres de mon moulin

By Alphonse Daudet

En 1883, Daudet écrit dans l. a. Nouvelle Revue : « Les premières Lettres de mon moulin ont paru vers 1866 dans un magazine parisien où ces chroniques provençales, signées d'abord d'un double pseudonyme emprunté à Balzac, « Marie-Gaston » détonnaient avec un goût d'étrangeté. Gaston, c'était mon camarade Paul Arène qui, tout jeune, venait de débuter à l'Odéon par un petit acte étincelant d'esprit, de coloris, et vivait tout près de moi, à l'orée du bois de Meudon. Mais quoique ce parfait écrivain n'eût pas encore à son acquit Jean des Figues, ni Paris ingénu, ni tant de pages délicates et fermes, il avait déjà trop de vrai expertise, une personnalité trop réelle pour se contenter longtemps de cet emploi d'aide-meunier. Je restai donc seul à moudre mes petites histoires, au caprice du vent, de l'heure, dans une lifestyles terriblement agitée. »

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Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories (FSG Classics)

By Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor used to be engaged on Everything That Rises needs to Converge on the time of her loss of life. This assortment is a fantastic legacy from a genius of the yank brief tale, within which she scrutinizes territory prevalent to her readers: race, religion, and morality. The tales surround the comedian and the tragic, the attractive and the ugly; each one incorporates her hugely person stamp and will were written by way of not anyone else.

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Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction

First variation (First Printing acknowledged at the copyright page). number of tales from this winner of extra awards for ingenious literature than the other dwelling writer - together with a number of Hugos, Nebulas and Edgars. CONTENTS: creation: The music of the Soul (1970); i've got No Mouth, and that i needs to Scream (1967); The Discarded (1959); Deeper Than the Darkness (1957); Blind Lightning (1956); all of the Sounds of worry (1962); The Silver hall (1956); "Repent, Harlequin!" acknowledged the Ticktockman (1965); vibrant Eyes (1965); Are You Listening? (1958); try out a lifeless Knife (1968); In Lonely Lands (1959); Eyes of dirt (1959); not anything for My midday Meal (1958); O Ye of Little religion (1968); The Time of the attention (1959); existence Hutch (1956); The final Day of an exceptional girl (1958); evening Vigil (1957); Lonelyache (1964); Pennies, Off a lifeless Man's Eyes (1969).

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Just Pretending

From one in all Canada’s most fun new Métis voices, Lisa Bird-Wilson, comes a e-book whose ordinary issues comprise the complexities of id, belonging/not belonging, Aboriginal adoption, loss and abandonment, remorse and lack of confidence. A deadbeat dad attempts to reconnect together with his daughter after 22 years away. A egocentric poet has been scarred via an upbringing that leaves him emotionally far-off from his kids and wife. A pot-smoking middle-aged guy undertakes a modest quest for that means following a broom with mortality. A fourteen-year-old lady struggles to come back to phrases along with her emotions of abandonment. The characters are frequently fragile, occasionally unlikeable, yet finally might be pointed out or sympathized with. on the centre of the tales are notions of identification and belonging, and the advanced relationships among childrens and oldsters, either those people who are genuine and people who are only pretending.

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