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12. – Lyublyana Atanasova

12 Christmas stories – ranging from the joyful to the tragic and occasionally taking a turn for the frankly weird and absurd. None of them are more than flights of fancy except for the hung angel – that one is very much real.

Mischief Afoot at the Bingleys – Margaret Lynette Sharp

Short story. As her wedding-day approaches, Maria – the eldest daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley – ponders what her future marriage will hold. Her fiancé, Edgar Williams, is considering abandonment of the militia to relocate with her to his uncle’s farm in Yorkshire. Yet, unbeknownst to Miss Bingley, another scandalous rumour concerning Edgar has reached the ears of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Is there real substance to this insidious gossip? Will Maria’s heart be broken?

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft – Elizabeth Bear, et al.

FREE. An anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology -- and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt – Aimee Bender

“A collection of wistful, witty stories.” —Esquire “Hilarious, deep and a little bit dirty.” —Harper’s Bazaar A grief-stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library. A half-mad, unbearably beautiful heiress follows a strange man home, seeking total sexual abandon: He only wants to watch game shows. A woman falls in love with a hunchback; when his deformity turns out to be a prosthesis, she leaves him. A wife whose husband has just returned from the war struggles with the heartrending ...

Beyond: A Short Story Collection – Alanah Andrews

The future, ghosts, surprising twists, murder, love and beyond… A nightly visitor isn’t all that she seems. A woman’s life draws strange parallels with a space probe. A man wakes up in a black void, with no recollection of how he got there. These are just a few of the thirty short stories in Beyond. Some explore life beyond death. Others were inspired by questions of existence beyond earth. Some just centre on human emotions and experiences which are beyond normal. “This is a little ...

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from ...

Brief Cases – Jim Butcher

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line ...

Beautiful Yet Tortured – Jones Odusanya

Hunter is a brilliant kid who has just won a scholarship to study in England. Everything seems to be fine until he starts to battle with an illness. This book is meant to show support to those that are mentally ill. I know you feel alone, but, I assure that you are not and that there are people who are willing to help.