ePulp Sampler Vol 1

By John Picha

Get able to discover unusual worlds, stopover at forgotten pasts, and delve into parallel histories. organize to come across an eclectic mixture of heroes strolling the road among existence and dying. Duck as Rurik's blade carves demons within the Celtic panorama of darkish delusion. Witness the useless Reckoner, a battlefield ghost trying to find absolution in a unusual battle story. Face Nazi profession of united states with Wild Marjoram in another background. Race throughout the nice melancholy on an errand of mercy with Pandora driving force, a noir superheroine. Fly around the universe with the Skyracos in a unfashionable sci-fi adventure.

This motion packed ePulp anthology unleashes five new stories encouraged through the pulp magazines of the Nineteen Twenties - Nineteen Forties. they aren't for the faint of middle. issues gets excessive and stuff on those pages can't be unread. yet no matter if you're a nostalgian, dieselpunk, pulp fan, sci-fi and delusion aficionado, or booklet spelunker, there's anything during this assortment so that you can discover. besides the fact that, I recommend you pattern them all.

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Heavy Water and Other Stories

By Martin Amis

"Martin Amis is a stone-solid genius...a awesome superstar of wit and insight." --The Wall road Journal

In this wickedly pleasant choice of tales, Martin Amis once more demonstrates why he's a contemporary grasp of the shape. In "Career Move," screenwriters fight for his or her paintings, whereas poets are the darlings of Hollywood. In "Straight Fiction," the affection that dare now not converse its identify calls out to the hero whilst he encounters a forbidden item of desire--the contrary intercourse. And in "State of England," Mal, a former "minder to the superstars," discovers the way to stay in a rustic the place "class and race and gender have been supposedly gone."

In Heavy Water and different Stories, Amis astonishes us with the gigantic diversity of his expertise, developing that he's probably the most flexible and talented writers of his iteration.

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The Life to Come: And Other Stories

That includes fourteen brief tales, so much formerly unpublished, The lifestyles to come back spans six many years of E.M. Forster’s writing, from nearly 1903 to 1958, and indicates Forster at each section of his writing career.

Forster, feeling his occupation may undergo, by no means sought booklet for many of the tales, hiding those away in addition to Maurice, his novel of gay love.

With tales which are full of life and a laugh (“What Does It Matter”; “The Obelisk”), in addition to extra somber and deft portrayals of affection, fact, and society (“Dr Woolacott”; “Arthur Snatchfold”), The existence to come back sheds a mild on Forster’s strong yet suppressed explorations past the strictures of traditional society.

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Greasy Lake and Other Stories (Contemporary American Fiction)

By T.Coraghessan Boyle

Mythic and real looking, farcical and tragic, The Washington publish booklet World says those masterful tales mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's improvement from "a prodigy's audacity to anything that packs much more of a wallop: mature artistry." They conceal every thing, from a terrifying come across among a number of suburban teens and a murderous, drug-dealing biker, to a touching although doomed love affair among Eisenhower and Nina Khruschev.

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Good Bones

By Margaret Atwood

Those clever and witty writings domestic in on Shakespeare, tree stumps, ecological failures, our bodies (male and female), and theology, among different concerns. We listen Gertrude's model of what quite occurred in Hamlet; an unpleasant sister and a depraved stepmother installed a great note for themselves,and a reincarnated bat explains how Bram Stoker bought Dracula hopelessly flawed. sturdy Bones is natural distilled Atwood - deliciously robust and bittersweet.

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Six Pack o' Strange Tales (English Edition)

“Beautiful, poetic and morbid descriptions weave a tapestry of brain bending weirdness.”
- Jason Wayne Allen, writer of “The Rotgut County Blues”

Six Pack o' unusual stories collects six tales (four illustrated) that'll drag you over the hills of Bizarro, drown you within the river of insanity, and wash your bloated corpse up on Pulp Horror seashore. Are you prepared to make the trip?

Also encompasses a bonus story.

"The Babbitt Farm": An aged nation bumpkin buys a farm to develop a box of corn, yet why does the crop flavor so sinister?

"The unusual Case of Frankie Forepaws": A cat debt-collector's Boss' nephew has long past mad. each claw quickly issues to at least one rundown manufacturing facility sporting a good hidden mystery; guaranteed to destroy their corrupt urban and switch its voters insane.

"The King's Collection": A stripper with the physique of a goddess however the face of a Gremlin, meets an odd guy who bargains her the holiday of a lifetime...

"The Gold of Molegrave Hollow": A cursed cemetery! Pesky gophers! An assiduous cemetery preserve stumbles upon whatever he is been looking in view that WWII. Can his pacemaker deal with the surprise?

"The Spider Lump": In a struggle the place enormous armadillos are used as war-tanks, armies' are status at the threshold of the ultimate conflict for domination. in the meantime, hellions trespass an underground excavation in look for unusual treasures-unaware their loot will drastically regulate the longer term. one other danger has woken...

"The Deconstruction of Dreamcatching Henry": A touring road musician, acclaimed for dreaming up his spell binding songs, flees his hotel room in the course of the evening after a violent dispute with the fleabag's vexed clerk. Gallivanting the desolate streets and harbor, he results in a abandoned boathouse the place he resumes his interrupted sleep. yet is it quite abandoned? Unsettling croaks on the door indicates otherwise...

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Feminist Fairy Tales

By Barbara G. Walker

Prominent feminist writer Barbara Walker has made over, retold, and infused with lifestyles a few of your favourite vintage fairy stories. not are ladies submissive, helpless creatures short of redemption in the course of the princely male! as a substitute they're vibrantly alive, powerful girls who take destiny into their very own hands.

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The Laying On of Hands: Stories

By Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett’s impressive ear for discussion and sharpness of conception have made him a grasp storyteller. In “Father! Father! Burning Bright” he writes with tragicomic perception a few son’s vigil at his father’s deathbed the place their lifelong conflict keeps to the top. “The Laying on of Hands,” a brilliantly humorous satire, describes a society memorial carrier for a slightly specified masseur who died tragically younger; and in “Miss Fozzard unearths her Feet,” a lonely, single division shop clerk discovers there’s extra to existence than taking care of her brother via her merely indulgence, her podiatrist.

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If a Stranger Approaches You: Stories

By Laura Kasischke

In her first number of brief tales, Laura Kasischke exposes the darkish center of the domestic—it's wrapped in shabby silk, tucked away in a cloth cabinet drawer. If A Stranger techniques You reminds us that intersection of the weird and the quotidian is usually at play. Memorial statues and raggedy dolls appear to come to existence, a guy listens to the electrical threat of suburban strength traces whereas he struggles together with his failed marriage, and the little boy and his puppy knocking at the door should be dying in hide. Surreal and darkly comedian, those are tales that comprehend the unforeseen graces and random collisions that force and hang-out us. As one in all her narrators comments, "What a specific thing, this life."

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