My Last Duchess and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Robert Browning

The Victorian poet Robert Browning (1812 –1889) may be so much trendy this present day for his encouraged improvement of the dramatic monologue. during this compelling poetic shape, he sought to bare his topics' precise natures of their personal, frequently self-justifying, debts in their lives and affairs. a couple of those vibrant monologues, together with the famed "Fra Lippo Lippi," "How It moves a Contemporary," and "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church," are integrated during this choice of forty-two poems.
Here, too, are the recognized "My final Duchess," dramatic lyrics similar to "Memorabilia" and "Love one of the Ruins," and recognized shorter works: "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," "Home-Thoughts, from Abroad," "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister," and extra. jointly those poems exhibit Browning's infrequent presents as either a lyric poet and a monologist of infrequent mental perception and dramatic flair.

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Last Summer at Mars Hill and Other Short Stories

By Elizabeth Hand

This is often Elizabeth Hand's long-awaited selection of brief tales, headquartered round her Nebula and international myth Award-winning novella The final summer time at Mars Hill. There are 12 items in all the following, starting from these first released in areas like Interzone and Pulphouse to a two-page poem taken from the pages of Asimov's. even though many readers can be accustomed to Hand's longer works, similar to Glimmering or Waking the Moon, the following she indicates that she's a grasp of brief fiction to boot. Her fashionable prose and willing insights make for a few magnificent tales. --Craig E. Engler

Contents:
• “Last summer time at Mars Hill” copyright © 1994 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in fable and technological know-how Fiction, August 1994.
• “The Erl King” copyright © 1993 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum four, edited by means of Lou Aronica, et al.
• “Justice” copyright © 1993 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in fable and technological know-how Fiction, July 1993.
• “Dionysus Dendrites” © 1993 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Isaac Asimov’s journal of technological know-how Fiction, June 1993.
• “The Have-Nots” © 1992 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Isaac Asimov’s journal of technology Fiction, June 1992.
• “In the Month of Athyr” © 1992 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Omni’s top technology Fiction , edited via Ellen Datlow.
• “Eagels Unaware” © 1992 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Interzone, December 1992.
• “The Bacchae” © 1991 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Interzone, July 1991.
• “Snow on Sugar Mountain” © 1991 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum three, edited via Lou Aronica, et al.
• “On the city Route” © 1989 through Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Pulphouse, Fall 1989.
• “The Boy within the Tree” © 1989 via Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in complete Spectrum 2, edited by way of Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy.
• “Prince of Flowers” © 1988 by means of Elizabeth Hand. First seemed in Twilight area, February 1988.

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Battlestations

Retail ePub from OverDrive

Note: the dossier has metadata kept with Calibre, notwithstanding it's no longer a conversion. in spite of the fact that, it's precisely how I received it from OverDrive so it's nonetheless thought of retail.

The Fleet inspiration the wars have been over, yet as a dangerous race of insectoid invaders, the Ichton, sweep in the course of the galaxy, races new to the Alliance are in dire want of relief. superstar principal solutions with the enormous battlestation Stephen Hawking. The Hawking takes the struggle past the limits of human area the place the Ichton turn out to be an impressive foe. in the meantime, in the pseudoplanet's stratified decks, the pressures of continuous wrestle and shut quarters could turn into the enemy's most threatening virtue. For the 1st time in a single quantity: the total tales of the Stephen Hawking, its multi-race army and civilian group, and its determined struggle opposed to the Ichton.

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Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes

By Charles Prepolec

THE MONSTERS ARE DUE ON BAKER STREET!

Between the shadowy nation-states of worry and the unforgiving glare of technology lies a battleground of unspeakable horror. In vile alleyways with blood-slick cobblestones, impenetrable fog, and the wan glow of gaslight, lurk the inhuman denizens of nightmare.

CAN cause be successful while ELIMINATING
THE most unlikely is not any LONGER AN OPTION?

Faced along with his worst fears, Sherlock Holmes has his religion within the technology of remark and deduction shaken to the center in thirteen all-new stories of terror from cutting-edge glossy masters of the macabre!

Contributors Include:

Leslie S. Klinger - "Foreword"
Charles V. Prepolec - "Introduction"

Stephen Volk - "Hounded"
Lawrence C. Connolly - "The demise Lantern"
William Meikle - "The caliber of Mercy"
James A. Moore - "Emily's Kiss"
William Patrick Maynard - "The Tragic Case of the kid Prodigy
Hayden Trenholm - "The final Windigo"
Neil Jackson - "Celeste"
Robert Lauderdale - "The top Laid Plans"
Leigh Blackmore - "Exalted are the Forces of Darkness"
Mark Morris - "The Affair of the Heart"
Simon Kurt Unsworth - "The Hand-Delivered Letter"
Barbara Roden - "Of the beginning of the Hound of the Baskervilles"
J. R. Campbell - "Mr. Other's Children"

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Diamonds of the Night

The tales during this assortment ensue within the Nazi focus campus, on demise transports, and through the final turbulent days of global warfare II. Lustig explores the very essence of humanity. His characters, usually young ones and previous humans, are ravaged by way of torture and loss. confronted by way of stipulations of utmost inhumanity and ethical nightmare, each one needs to struggle his means ahead understanding his specific identification and destiny, salvaging a few type of internal sanity and decency. Out of this chaos, in moments of resistance and inconceivable acts of heroism, Lustig's characters realize truths concerning the human which shine like diamonds within the evening of Nazi terror.

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Three Tales from the World of Cotton Malone: The Balkan Escape, The Devil's Gold, and The Admiral's Mark (Short Stories)

By Steve Berry

Steve Berry’s bestselling thrillers have mesmerized suspense enthusiasts worldwide, yet his novels on my own can’t include all of the fascinating exploits of death-defying agent Cotton Malone and his shrewdpermanent, attractive sidekick, Cassiopeia Vitt. seize all of the motion among the blockbusters during this trio of suspenseful brief tales that seize Cotton and Cassiopeia at their history-hunting, heart-stopping top. learn them as prequels to Cotton’s full-length epics or lovely stand-alone adventures. both method, this publication package packs the entire punch adrenaline junkies have come to count on from the daring mind's eye of Steve Berry.
 
“In Malone, Berry has created a vintage, complicated hero.”—USA Today
 
THE BALKAN ESCAPE
Prequel to The Emperor’s Tomb
 
As a choose to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria’s Rila mountains looking for a buried stash of tremendously infrequent artifacts from a bygone civilization: the traditional tomb of a Thracian king. but if her presence is stumbled on by way of a shadowy team of Russians secretly mining the world, she wishes a manner out. Whom am i able to trust? turns into the query, and her existence depends upon making the appropriate decision.
 
THE DEVIL’S GOLD
Prequel to The Jefferson Key
 
For 8 years he’s been plotting, ready, scheming to kill Federal brokers Christopher Combs and Cotton Malone, whom he blames for the lack of his profession. yet as rogue agent Jonathan Wyatt prepares for a last war of words in a distant South American village, he makes a discovery that stretches again to the horrors of global struggle II, to the surprising mystery of a child’s delivery, to Martin Bormann and Eva Braun—and to a fortune in misplaced gold.
 
THE ADMIRAL’S MARK
Prequel to The Columbus Affair
 
Cotton Malone by no means cared for the shady dealings of his brother-in-law, Scott Brown. yet after Scott dies whereas scuba diving, Malone heads to Haiti the place he learns that, underneath the crystal transparent waters, his brother-in-law had came across the sunken wreckage of the Santa Maria, the fabled flagship of Christopher Columbus. getting down to piece jointly what occurred, Malone fast realizes that he’s no longer the single guy there with questions—and that he’ll need to struggle simply to get out of Haiti alive.

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2014

The newest quantity of the distinguished anthology sequence, released every year throughout six decades!

The Nebula Awards exhibit volumes were released each year on account that 1966, reprinting the profitable and nominated tales within the Nebula Awards, voted on via the individuals of the technology Fiction & delusion Writers of the United States® . The editor chosen via SFWA's anthology committee (chaired via Mike Resnick) is American delusion author Kij Johnson, writer of 3 novels and affiliate director of the heart for the research of technological know-how Fiction on the collage of Kansas. 

This year's Nebula winners, and anticipated participants, are Kim Stanley Robinson, Nancy Kress, Andy Duncan, and Aliette de Bodard, with E.C. Myers profitable the Andre Norton Award for younger grownup technology Fiction and fable booklet.

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Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain (Early Classics of Science Fiction)

Commencing a window onto a desirable new global for English-speaking readers, this anthology deals well known and influential tales from over ten international locations, chronologically starting from 1862 to the current. Latin American and Spanish technological know-how fiction stocks many thematic and stylistic parts with anglophone technological know-how fiction, yet there are vital modifications: many downplay clinical plausibility, and others convey the effect of the region’s celebrated literary amazing. within the 27 tales incorporated during this anthology, a 16th-century conquistador is re-envisioned as a cosmonaut, Mexican manufacturing facility employees obtain pleasure-giving bio-implants, and warring bands of terrorists go back and forth via time trying to opposite the end result of ancient events.

The creation examines the methods the style has constructed in Latin the United States and Spain because the 1700s and reports technology fiction as a way of defamiliarizing, after which critiquing, neighborhood tradition, historical past and politics—especially in instances of censorship and political repression. the amount additionally features a short advent to every tale and its writer, and an intensive bibliography of fundamental and secondary works. Cosmos Latinos is a serious contribution to Latin American, Spanish, pop culture and technology fiction reports and should be stimulating interpreting for somebody who likes an excellent tale.

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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings

By Martin Luther King Jr.

A suite of the main recognized and valuable writings and speeches of Dr. King, to be had for the 1st time as an ebook

The crucial Martin Luther King, Jr. is the final word selection of Dr. King's so much inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly to be had for the 1st time as an booklet. right here, in Dr. King's personal phrases, are writings that exhibit an highbrow fight and progress as fierce and alive as any chronicle of his political lifestyles may very well be. integrated among the twenty decisions are Dr. King's such a lot influential and persuasive works corresponding to "I Have a Dream" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" but in addition the essay "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence," and his final sermon "I See the Promised Land," preached the day earlier than he was once assassinated.

Published in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the fundamental Martin Luther King, Jr. contains twenty choices that remember the life's paintings of our so much visionary thinkers. jointly, they bring about us Dr. King in lots of roles—philosopher, theologian, orator, essayist, and author—and extra cement the main strong and enduring phrases of a guy who touched the moral sense of the state and global.

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The Witching Hour

No. 9605. Collects "The Reluctant Witch" [from Galaxy, might 1953], "The attractive Brew" [from past delusion journal, Sept. 1954], and "The Magicians" [from past, may well 1954; initially as "Sine of the Magus"].

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