By Larry Niven

Gil "The Arm" Hamilton was once one of many most sensible operatives of ARM, the elite UN plice strength. His instinct was once unfailingly actual, his detective abilities moment to none, and his psychic powers -- esper experience and telekinesis -- have been outstanding.
Now you could learn the entire vintage tales of the mythical ARM operative, accumulated in a single quantity for the 1st time -- plus, an all-new, never-before-published Gil Hamilton event!

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By César Aira

A delirious number of brief tales from the Latin American grasp of microfiction, César Aira–the writer of no less than 80 novels, so much of them slightly 100 pages long–The Musical mind & different Stories includes twenty stories approximately oddballs, freaks, and loonies.

Aira, together with his fuga hacia adelante or "flight forward" into the unknown, offers us imponderables to examine and weird and likely out-of-context plot traces, in addition to considerate and passionate takes on daily fact. The name tale, first released within the New Yorker, is the creme de los angeles creme of this exhilarating assortment.

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By Jeffrey Ford

The global delusion Award–winning assortment from the architect of the Well-Built urban Trilogy
irrespective of how a ways into the geographical regions of house and fable Jeffrey Ford's tales may well enterprise, they've got one trait in universal: They're grounded within the common. The fable Writer's Assistant, Ford's debut assortment, isn't any exception. "Creation," which got the realm myth Award for most sensible brief tale, relates a boy's makes an attempt to animate a guy made from sticks and pebbles. while the creature's existence fades in addition to the summer time, its loneliness and craving for touch are palpable.

different blends of the worldly and otherworldly are obtrusive in "Bright Morning," within which a guy searches all over the place for a cursed Kafka publication, and "At Reparata," whilst the grief of a king over the dying of his queen takes the shape of a harmful moth which could overtake the full nation. The myth Writer's Assistant reveals Jeffrey Ford at his artistic top.

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By Aelius Blythe

Dying preserved without end in drops of maple syrup – a reputation simply out of succeed in – a bear’s growl – a door that leads to… nowhere, and a guy who walks via it. those are the tales of items: a few simply this facet of fact, a few simply that facet of… in other places.

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By Gail McFarland

While endlessly pals Shea Taylor and Wesley Moore come jointly on an easy plan to assist their lonely mom and dad locate love, they suspect they’re on target: guy will meet girl, and love will occur. effortless, correct? yet, they need to have recognized that the place hearts are concerned, not anything is ever that simple – specially if you find yourself falling in love along with your ally.

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By Karen Russell

A San Francisco Chronicle, la Times, and Chicago Tribune Best e-book of the Year

In those ten glittering tales, debut writer Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. the following wolf-like women are reformed by means of nuns, a family members makes their dwelling wrestling alligators in a subject matter park, and little ladies sail away on crab shells. choked with wonderful inventiveness and heart, St. Lucy’s domestic for ladies Raised via Wolves introduces a radiant new author.

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By Alison Pick, Alexander MacLeod

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I N T R O D U C T I O N
This is a quick booklet. A harmless-looking factor. consider the straightforward weight of it on your fingers, its modest heft. What may perhaps one of these narrow quantity almost certainly comprise? A publication this small might slip into the again pocket of your denims and nonetheless depart room for gum. it may bang round on the backside of your knapsack and you'd by no means detect. Or it might simply sit down there for a number of weeks, quiet and nonetheless, within the stack beside your mattress. yet don't get too pleased with it. This little booklet holds ten of the simplest brief tales released in Canada this 12 months, and it introduces you to 10 of the main interesting new writers during this state. you could nearly believe the capability trembling inside of. the place are those new artists going to take us? who're we going to fulfill alongside the best way? How a lot can they in achieving with the fast tale shape? Crack the backbone of this thin little publication which will discover.

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By Brandi Wells

Please Don’t Be disillusioned is a set of fifteen completely rendered stories–lists, directions, yearnings, confessions, more–stories approximately imperfect moms and daughters, men and women, unusual tales approximately folded our bodies and stalking deer, tales concerning the small, heartbreaking methods we fail one another, but hang so tightly.

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By Emmanuel Bove

An NYRB Classics Original

Emmanuel Bove used to be probably the most unique writers  to pop out of twentieth-century France and a favored  success in his day. found by way of Colette, who prepared for the ebook of his first novel, My Friends, Bove loved a hectic literary profession, until eventually the German profession silenced him. in the course of his lifetime, his novels and tales have been widespread via Rilke, the surrealists, Camus, and Beckett, who acknowledged of him that “more than someone else he has an intuition for the basic detail.”

Henry Duchemin and His Shadows is the correct creation to Bove’s international, with its forged of obdurate isolatoes who recall to mind Melville’s Bartleby, Walser’s “little men,” and Rhys’s misplaced ladies. Henri Duchemin, the protagonist of the collection’s first tale, “Night Crime,” is ambivalent, fearful of showing ridiculous, determined for funds: in different phrases, the precise prey. Criminals, attractive girls, and profiteers threaten the unhappy younger males of Bove’s tales, yet worse but are the inner voices and paranoia that propel them to their fates. The poet of the flophouse and the dive, the park bench and the pigeon’s crumb, Bove can also be a deeply empathetic author for whom no defeat is so nice as to silence hope.

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By Jean Thompson

A grasp of brief fiction whose "best items are nearly as good because it will get in modern cction" (Newsday) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her nationwide ebook Award finalist assortment Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl.

Here are twelve new tales that take useless goal on the secrets and techniques of womanhood, arcing from formative years to adventure. every one of Thompson's indelible characters -- fanatics, other halves, neighbors, and moms -- speaks her piece -- wry, indignant, hopeful -- concerning the global and women's areas in it.

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