Archive For The “Fiction Anthologies” Category
By John Julius Norwich
'If i may paintings my will,' acknowledged Scrooge indignantly, 'Every fool who is going approximately with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, can be boiled together with his personal pudding, and buried with a stake of holly via his heart.'
This 12 months cross carol-singing within the Cotswolds with Laurie Lee or attend church with a grumpy Samuel Pepys. Make plum puddings for bemused French villagers with Elizabeth David; cross current procuring with Virginia Woolf or devour a ways an excessive amount of with Agatha Christie. rejoice Christmas at Chatsworth, within the workhouse or marooned within the ice with Shackleton ...
For the final forty-five years, the arriving of John Julius Norwich's most up-to-date Christmas Cracker has turn into as crucial part of the Christmas adventure as holly and mistletoe. In An English Christmas the mythical renowned historian has ultimately collected the entire top writing approximately this strangest and so much memorable time of yr into one ebook and his extraordinary eye for a narrative is obvious on each page.
Vividly evoking all of the great things in regards to the festive season, this unforeseen anthology is simply as wonderful approximately its darker facets. Eight-year-old Princess Margaret's thank-you record jostles with relocating letters domestic from the trenches. Sherlock Holmes solves his trickiest case. George Orwell writes approximately indigestion; Jane Austen approximately reluctant socialising and Thomas Hardy in regards to the outdated folks trust that each one animals kneel in the dead of night on 24 December. There are ghost tales, video games and weird recipes. Diary-entries, recipes and letters sit down along poems and brief tales. An English Christmas may convert any Scrooge into an speedy enthusiast.
By Primo Levi,M. Belpoliti
By Nadine Gordimer,N. Gordimer
By Jaymee Goh,Joyce Chng
The tales during this assortment merge technological ask yourself with the standard. childrens improve their battling spiders with armor, and toymakers create punchcard-driven marionettes. huge fish lumber around the skies, whereas boat humans discover a new domestic at the fringe of a unique size. expertise and culture meld because the humans adapt to the altering forces in their international. The Sea Is Ours is a thrilling new anthology that includes tales infused with the spirits of Southeast Asia’s different peoples, legends, and geography.
By Helen Mitsios,Sjón
This amazing assortment, the 1st anthology of Icelandic brief fiction released in English translation, positive aspects paintings by way of twenty of Iceland’s most well liked and celebrated residing authors—including Andri Snær Magnason, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, and Auður Jónsdóttir—granddaughter of Halldór Laxness, who gained the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Celebrated in Europe and Scandinavia yet much less identified within the English-speaking global, those writers traverse nation-states of darkness and lightweight that may be commonplace to readers who've fallen less than the spell of Scandinavian fiction. whereas uniquely Icelandic in topography and tenor, with a marginally of the island’s supernatural appeal, the tales site visitors within the enduring and common complexities of human nature. here's a fictional universe the place the ghosts of Vikings and spirits tread, volcanoes grumble underfoot, and writers journey the Northern lighting awesome around the panorama of the Icelandic imagination.
At lengthy final, readers can get pleasure from award-winning tales now expertly rendered into English by way of the country’s most famous translators. In “Killer Whale” a father contemplates euthanasia for a terminally ailing baby, in “Self Portrait” a touring relations in Spain crosses paths with migrants, in “Escape for males” a girl searches for an ex-lover within the South of France, and in “The Most worthy mystery” the character of artists and the artwork international is mercilessly printed. either the Viking myths of Iceland’s forefathers and the state-of-the-art smooth global of the rustic this present day are brilliantly alive in those notable and unique stories.
This assortment is an day trip to an island the place virtually million tourists descend every year on a inhabitants of 345 thousand natives. Iceland is where Björk calls domestic, the positioning the place Game of Thrones was once filmed—a position with open lava fields, glaciers, and iceberg lagoons between different average wonders that's turning into one of many “hottest” vacationer locations on earth.
Out of the Blue transports readers to Iceland’s undying and magical island of Vikings and geographical wonders, and it delivers to be a seminal assortment that would outline Icelandic literature in translation for many years to come.
Contributors: Auður Ava Olafsdóttir, Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Þórarinn Eldjárn, Gyrðir Elíasson, Einar Örn Gunnarsson, Ólafur Gunnarsson, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Auður Jónsdóttir, Gerður Kristný, Andri Snær Magnason, Óskar Magnússon, Bragi Ólafsson, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Óskar Árni Óskarsson, Magnús Sigurðsson, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson, Guðmundur Andri Thorsson, Þórunn Erlu-Valdimarsdóttir, Rúnar Helgi Vignisson.
By Alicia Giménez-Bartlett,Marco Malvaldi,Antonio Manzini,Francesco Recami,Alessandro Robecchi,Gaetano Savatteri
By Shane Allison
By John Shirley,Tim Curran,W.H. Pugmire,Robert M. Price,Jeffrey Thomas,Cody Goodfellow,C.J. Henderson,M. Wayne Miller,Brian M. Sammons,Glynn Owen Barrass
The global is at struggle opposed to issues that slink and gibber within the darkness, and titans that stride from global to international, stitching insanity and dying. warfare has existed in a single shape or one other because the sunrise of human civilization, and earlier than then, Elder terrors battled it out throughout this planet and this recognized universe in methods unimaginable.
It has continuously been a wasting conflict for our part considering time begun. Incidents just like the Innsmouth raid, chronicled through H.P. Lovecraft, mere blips of victory opposed to an insurmountable foe. nonetheless we struggle, opposed to those awesome odds, in an never-ending nightmare, we struggle, and why? For victory, for land, for a political excellent? No, mankind fights for survival.
Our authors, John Shirley, Mark Rainey, Wilum Pugmire, William Meikle, Tim Curran, Jeffrey Thomas etc have accrued the following to proportion warfare tales from the everlasting fight opposed to the darkness. This e-book chronicles those determined battles from around the a long time, together with Roman Britain, the yankee Civil struggle, global warfare , The Vietnam clash, or even into the a long way future.
This booklet version beneficial properties 22 inside illustrations (one accompanying each one story)
Table of Contents
Loyalty via John Shirley
The online game Changers through Stephen Mark Rainey
White Feather by way of T.E. Grau
To carry Ye White Husk via W.H. Pugmire
Sea Nymph’s Son by means of Robert M. Price
The Boonieman through Edward M. Erdelac
The Turtle by means of Neil Baker
The Bullet and the Flesh via David Conyers & David Kernot
Broadsword by way of William Meikle
The Ithiliad by way of Christine Morgan
The Sinking urban by way of Konstantine Paradias
Shape of a Snake by means of Cody Goodfellow
Mysterious methods through C.J. Henderson
Magna Mater via Edward Morris
Dark mobilephone through Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass
Cold struggle, Yellow Fever by way of Pete Rawlik
Stragglers from Carrhae via Darrell Schweitzer
The Procyon undertaking via Tim Curran
Wunderwaffe by way of Jeffrey Thomas
A dinner party of demise by way of Lee Clark Zumpe
Long Island bizarre by means of Charles Christian
The Yoth Protocols by way of Josh Reynolds
By Katharina Joanowitsch,edition karo im Literaturverlag Josefine Rosalski
Auch auf Harry, den unwiderstehlichen Charmeur aus Berlin-Mitte, wartet eine mörderische Weihnachtsüberraschung. In Charlottenburg erhalten manche gefährliche Päckchen, während in Hermsdorf andere schon sanft im Feuer der Götterdämmerung ruhen …
By Matthias Amann,Helen Anderer,Roland Bärwinkel,Andrea van Bebber,Jennifer Bode,Doris Brockmann,Heide Floor,Petra Göben,Alice Grünfelder,Ilka Haederle,Anne Hassel,Martina Hegel,Signe Ibbeken,H.P. Karr,Heike Knaak,Regine Koth Afzelius,Angela Kreuz,Sigrid Kru
55 Kürzestgeschichten haben es in die vorliegende Anthologie geschafft, eine Sammlung kleiner Kunst-Stücke aus Sprache, thematisch variantenreich, auf der Höhe der Zeit und doch mit Blick auf Vergangenheit, die nicht vergehen will. Die Autorinnen und Autoren erzählen von erotischen Fantasien ebenso wie von prekärer Arbeit, von verlorener Freundschaft und alten Feinden, von Kneipe und Cowboys. Unter Tage trifft auf überirdisch Schönes, Humor auf den Herrgott, der tiefe Westen auf den Nahen Osten, Sonderlinge und Surreales auf die Härten des Alltags. Von Auf- und Ausbruch handeln die Prosastückchen, von Kindheit, erster und letzter Liebe. Sie leuchten aber auch in die Abgründe von Ehehölle und Missbrauch, von Kriegen und Nachkrieg, Flucht und Vertreibung.