Download E-books The Dueling Machine PDF

By Ben Bova

Think a mechanism that might finish all wars and bloodshed. A laptop which may create a digital international the place conflicts appear to be fought, yet not anyone dies. Dr. Leo's Dueling computing device is simply that. but if a warrior from the Kerak Empire reveals the way to steer clear of the laptop, truly killing his rivals, the implications are devastating. His mystery wisdom of the computing device could lead on to real, now not digital, conflict. Dr. Leo and his assistant needs to paintings quick to find what Kerak understands. Their lives, their planet, and the renovation of peace depend upon it.

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Download E-books The New York Stories of Henry James (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Henry James

Henry James led a wandering lifestyles, which took him faraway from his local beaches, yet he persevered to consider big apple urban, the place his kinfolk had settled for a number of years in the course of his adolescence, as his homeland. right here Colm Tóibín, the writer of the fellow Booker Prize–shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings jointly for the 1st time all of the tales that James set in manhattan urban. Written over the process James's occupation and varying from the deliciously tart comedy of the early "An overseas Episode" to the surreal and haunted corridors of "The Jolly Corner," and together with "Washington Square", the poignant novella thought of by means of many (though now not, because it occurs, by way of the writer himself) to be considered one of James's most interesting achievements, the 9 fictions amassed the following replicate James's assorted skills and pursuits in addition to the deep and abiding preoccupations of his mind's eye. And in the course of the e-book, as Tóibín's attention-grabbing advent demonstrates, we see James suffering to make feel of a urban in whose speedily altering outlines he discerned either a lot that he remembered and held pricey in addition to every little thing approximately the USA and its destiny that he dreaded most.

Stories included:
The tale of a Masterpiece
A so much outstanding Case
Crawford's Consistency
An foreign Episode
The Impressions of a Cousin
The Jolly Corner
Washington Square
Crapy Cornelia
A around of Visits

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Download E-books Mile 81 (Kindle Single) PDF

By Stephen King

With the guts of Stand through Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile eighty one is Stephen King unleashing his mind's eye as he drives earlier a type of highway signs...

At Mile eighty one at the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up leisure cease on a road in Maine. it is a position the place highschool childrens drink and get into the type of difficulty highschool teenagers have consistently gotten into. it is the position the place Pete Simmons is going while his older brother, who is alleged to be looking for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play "paratroopers over the side." Pete, armed merely with the magnifying glass he received for his 10th birthday, reveals a discarded bottle of vodka within the boarded up burger shack and beverages adequate to go out.

Not a lot later, a mud-covered station wagon (which is unusual simply because there hadn't been any rain in New England for over per week) veers into the Mile eighty one leisure quarter, ignoring the signal that claims "closed, no services." The driver's door opens yet no one will get out.

Doug Clayton, an assurance guy from Bangor, is using his Prius to a convention in Portland. at the backseat are his briefcase and suitcase and within the passenger bucket is a King James Bible, what Doug calls "the final coverage manual," however it isn't really going to avoid wasting Doug whilst he makes a decision to be the great Samaritan and support the fellow within the damaged down wagon. He pulls up in the back of it, places on his four-ways, after which notices that the wagon has no plates.

Ten mins later, Julianne Vernon, pulling a horse trailer, spots the Prius and the wagon, and pulls over. Julianne reveals Doug Clayton's cracked mobile phone close to the wagon door — and will get too shut herself. by the point Pete Simmons wakes up from his vodka nap, there are a part a dozen vehicles on the Mile eighty one relaxation cease. childrens — Rachel and Blake Lussier — and one horse named Deedee are the single dwelling left. except you possibly count number the wagon.

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Download E-books Escape Hatch & The Long Road Ahead: Two Novellas PDF

By Vladimir Makanin

Vladimir Makanin, the main acclaimed author of post-Soviet Russia, examines the fates of normal humans of the future--or is it present?--in those great novellas.

Vladimir Makanin, the main acclaimed author of post-Soviet Russia, examines the fates of standard humans of the future--or is it present?--in those excellent novellas.

those characters are stuck in surreal occasions which attempt their skill to keep their humanity. Makanin's global is one among planned ambiguity, the place not anything, no longer even the tale itself, is because it turns out, and haunting imagery is used to charm on to a reader's subconscious.

"Vladimir Makanin's identify belongs on the most sensible of any checklist of socialist, or now post-socialist, surrealists...The energy of Mr. Makanin's fiction lies accurately in its ambiguity."--New York occasions publication overview

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Download E-books The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

This new version combines Tolstoy’s most renowned brief story, The loss of life of Ivan Ilyich, with a much less renowned yet both fabulous gem, Master and Man, either newly translated through Ann Pasternak Slater. either tales confront demise and the method of demise: In Ivan Ilyich, a bureaucrat appears again over his lifestyles, which without notice turns out meaningless and wasteful, whereas in grasp and guy, a landowner and servant needs to every one confront the worth of the opposite as they courageous a devastating storm from snow. The necessary Tolstoyan subject matters of mortality, religious redemption, and life’s which means are nowhere extra movingly and deftly explored than in those stories.

This special version additionally encompasses a serious creation and wide notes by means of Ann Pasternak Slater, a Fellow at St. Anne’s collage, Oxford.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Clarkesworld Issue 73 PDF

By Neil Clarke

The October 2012 factor of the Hugo Award-winning technological know-how fiction & myth journal, Clarkesworld. This factor good points the subsequent tales: "A Bead of Jasper, 4 Small Stones" by means of Genevieve Valentine, "England less than the White Witch" via Theodora Goss and "The conflict of Candle Arc" via Yoon Ha Lee. Non-fiction contains an interview with John Varley, a piece of writing on Campbell's Rule through Matthew Johnson, an one other be aware column by way of Daniel Abraham and editorial by way of Neil Clarke.

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Download E-books Behind a Mask: Or, a Woman's Power (The Floating Press) PDF

By Louisa May Alcott

Louisa could Alcott’s little-known novella is an inventive learn of deception, betrayal, and the ruthless strength of a lady scorned.

When demure Scottish governess Jean Muir arrives at a filthy rich family, the relations couldn’t be extra extremely joyful with their younger new resident and locate themselves beguiled via her grace and sweetness. yet this give up to her “innocent’ charms quickly units the lads quarreling for her realization, with the ladies beside themselves with jealousy. overjoyed along with her luck, pass over Muir units her points of interest at the maximum prize—but she has in basic terms 3 days to say victory prior to the reality, in the back of her masks, could be exposed.

American novelist Louisa may perhaps Alcott is healthier remembered for the perennially well known Little Women.

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Download E-books Mr Darwin's Gardener (Turning Point) PDF

By Kristina Carlson

A postmodern Victorian novel approximately religion, wisdom and our internal wishes. The overdue 1870s, the Kentish village of Downe. The villagers assemble in church one wet Sunday. in basic terms Thomas Davies remains away. The eccentric loner, father of 2 and a grief-stricken widower, works as a gardener for the infamous naturalist, Charles Darwin. He shuns faith. yet now Thomas wishes solutions. What may still he think in? And why may still he proceed to reside?

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