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  • Second Varietyby Philip K. Dick

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    In the aftermath of a devastating nuclear war between the United Nations and the Soviet Union, sophisticated robots—nicknamed ?claws?—are created to destroy what remains of human life. Left to their own devices, however, the claws develop robots of their own. II-V, the second variety, remains unknown to the few humans left on Earth. Or does it? Philip... more...

  • Ship Feverby Andrea Barrett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Exceptional tales of emancipation and evolution at the birth of the modern era. Winner of US National Book Award. more...

  • Blood Drive (Storycuts)by John Grisham

    Random House 2011; US$ 3.18

    The laugh out loud adventure of three men from rural Ford County who travel to Memphis to donate blood to an injured friend. The journey, however, takes longer than expected thanks to their inability to continue driving past any liquor store en route. Not to mention the fact that the men have no idea which hospital their friend is in. After a variety... more...

  • I Am No One You Knowby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.36

    I Am No One You Know contains nineteen startling stories that bear witness to the remarkably varied lives of Americans of our time. In "Fire," a troubled young wife discovers a rare, radiant happiness in an adulterous relationship. In "Curly Red," a girl makes a decision to reveal a family secret, and changes her life irrevocably. In "The Girl with... more...

  • In Between the Sheetsby Ian McEwan

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.78

    Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges... more...

  • Under the Domeby Stephen King

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 14.21

    The second season of the television adaptation of UNDER THE DOME will receive its UK premiere on Channel 5 on Monday, August 25th (produced by Steven Spielberg). King's bestselling novel centres on a small town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome. In UNDER THE DOME, King has produced another... more...

  • When I Was Mortalby Javier Marias

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    A dozen stories by Javier Marías, "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" ( The Boston Globe ). Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers, professional liars, assassins, and failed bodyguards populate the short stories in When I Was Mortal. Plots turn on curious exigencies--a woman... more...

  • The Women of Brewster Placeby Gloria Naylor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison;... more...

  • Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Editionby Patrick Nielsen Hayden; Liz Gorinsky; David G. Hartwell; Elizabeth Bear; Adam-Troy Castro; Paul Cornell; Kathryn Cramer; Brit Mandelo; Pat Murphy; Charles Stross; Michael Swanwick; Rachel Swirsky; Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 2.99

    A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2012. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Rachel Swirsky, and Gene Wolfe. more...

  • The Death Factoryby Greg Iles

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 1.99

    Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes an e-original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of family secrets and justice denied, plus an excerpt from his new novel, Natchez Burning . When a heart attack... more...