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  • Ocean of Wordsby Ha Jin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling collection of stories are Chinese soldiers who must constantly scrutinize the enemy even as they themselves are watched for signs of the fatal... more...

  • A Different Bed Every Timeby Jac Jemc

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A thief steals the air from a room. Children invent a nursery rhyme to make sense of their fate, and a band of girls rots from the outside in. These characters stumble through joy and murder and confusion, only to survive and wait for the next catastrophe to arrive. Moments so brief and disturbing you can't afford to look away. Jac Jamc's affecting... more...

  • Radio Benjaminby Walter Benjamin; Lecia Rosenthal; Jonathan Lutes

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ?33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English.... more...

  • There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back Inby Ludmilla Petrushevskaya; Anna Summers; Anna Summers

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers ?Love them,­ they?ll torture you; don?t love them, ­they?ll leave you anyway.? After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound... more...

  • Modern Classic Short Novels Of Science Fictionby Gardner Dozois; Poul Anderson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The novella is, in the words of Gardner Dozois, "a perfect length for a science fiction story: long enough to enable you to flesh out the details of a strange alien world or a bizarre future society...and yet, still short enough for the story to pack a real punch."   The thirteen masterpieces assembled in this volume travel to the farthest reaches... more...

  • Modern Classics of Fantasyby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience.   This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction,... more...

  • The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteriesby Otto Penzler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope,... more...

  • We Will All Go Down Togetherby Gemma Files

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 15.99

    EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS MONSTERS . . . AND SOME ARE NOTHING BUT. Devize, Glouwer, Rusk, Druir, Roke—these are the clans who make up the notorious Five-Family Coven. This alliance of witches, changelings, and sorcerers once sought to recreate the Earth in their own image, thwarted at the last only by treachery that sent half of them to be burned alive.... more...

  • Knife Fight and Other Strugglesby David Nickle

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 14.99

    A young man at loose ends finds he cannot look away from his new lover's alien gaze. A young woman out of time seeks her old lover in the cold spaces between the stars. The fleeing worshippers of an ancient and jealous deity seek solace in an unsuspecting New World congregation. In a suburban nursery, a demon with a grudge and a lonely exorcist face... more...

  • Masterpieces of Mysteryby Anna Katharine Green

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 0.99

    Stories of murder and mayhem from the first lady of American mystery Masterpieces of Mystery is a scintillating collection of suspenseful tales from pioneering author Anna Katharine Green, one of the first female writers of detective fiction.   Tantalizingly tangled plots and unpredictable revelations abound: A young housewife left home alone... more...