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  • Stories of Riddle & Mysteryby Joseph Lewis French

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 4.99

    Craving intellectual stimulation? Have a hankering to wrap your head around a confounding mystery? The engrossing tales collected in Stores of Riddle & Mystery are just what you are looking for. Dive in and lose yourself in the pleasure of careful observation, logic, and deduction. more...

  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersenby Hans Christian Andersen

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "Thumbelina," and "The Little Match Girl,"... more...

  • Bartleby, the Scrivenerby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 1853; US$ 2.99

    Regarded as one of the greatest novellas ever written, Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" follows a nondescript law clerk, Bartleby, who takes a stand against the tyranny of modern life and makes an art form out of nonconformity in the process. A must-read for fans of classic American literature. more...

  • The Fall of the House of Usherby Edgar Allan Poe

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 1.99

    Dive into this classic from the singular mind of Edgar Allan Poe, who is widely regarded as the master of short horror fiction. "The Fall of the House of Usher" recounts the terrible events that befall the last remaining members of the once-illustrious Usher clan before it is -- quite literally -- rent asunder. With amazing economy, Poe plunges... more...

  • The People Trapby Robert Sheckley

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 3.99

    In ?Diplomatic Immunity,? what happens when an alien ambassador arrives, telling the residents of Earth that they will be joining a galactic union whether they like it or not?and the ambassador is unkillable? The thirteen other stories in this collection are ?The People Trap,? ?The Victim from Space,? ?Shall We Have a Little Talk??, ?Restricted Area,?... more...

  • How We Are Hungryby Dave Eggers

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    How We Are Hungry is a collection of Dave Eggers's short stories that twist and inspire the imagination Dave Eggers has championed the cause of the short story so magnificently that through his own McSweeney's magazine and through its many imitators the form is once again in the ascendant. Yet while celebrating the work of others, Eggers... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1994; US$ 8.99

    The dozens of delightful stories in this anthology dazzle the mind with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of here and now. On display is the work of many of today's greatest writers--and tomorrow's--including: Brian W. Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, Neal Barrett, Jr., Pat Cadigan, Jack Cady, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, David B. Kisor, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod,... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1989; US$ 8.99

    This year's edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction demonstrates once again why the anthology received the 1988 Locus Award for the best anthology in the field.  Gardner Dozois presents the finest writing of the year, from both new writers and old favorites, including Walter Jon Williams, James Patrick Kelly, Brian Stableford, Steven Gould, Harry... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1991; US$ 8.99

    This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 8.99

    The marvels of tomorrows past and tomorrows yet to come abound in this delightful volume. With two dozen imaginative and moving tales, this collection included the work of the finest writers in the field, among them: Poul Anderson, Terry Bisson, Pat Cadigan, Greg Egan, Michael F. Flynn, Joe Haldeman, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Nancy Kress,... more...