Chrono-minets by Isaac Asimov

By Isaac Asimov

Chrono-minets est un recueil de nouvelles de science-fiction d'Isaac Asimov composé à partir du recueil unique anglais The Early Asimov publié en 1972. Ce recueil a été découpé en France en quatre events : Chrono-minets en est los angeles troisième et a été publiée pour los angeles première fois en 1975.

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Dangerous Curves by Judith Skillings

By Judith Skillings

Rebecca Moore notion she left violent dying in the back of her, however the our bodies hold mounting ...and they are begging for justice.Having deserted her occupation as a Washington, D.C., reporter to run her overdue uncle's vintage automobile recovery store, Rebecca wishes peace. Then the brutally stabbed corpse of a stunning dancer is found within the again seat of a classic Bentley being towed by means of her ex-con staff -- the law enforcement officials' most well liked suspects. while a moment younger dancer is pulled from the Potomac, Rebecca throws down her wrenches.Ignoring the recommendation of her admiring legal professional, Joachim Delacroix, and the troubles of her erstwhile detective boyfriend, Mick Hagan, she is going undercover in a gentlemen's membership. Embroiled within the tawdry global of flesh and fable, Rebecca attempts to solve the darkish secrets and techniques that experience killed too many ladies already -- prior to she turns into the subsequent sufferer.

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Overtime (Laundry Files, Book 3.5) by Charles Stross

By Charles Stross

Brought to readers within the novels The Atrocity Archive and The Jennifer Morgue, the Laundry is a mystery British executive service provider charged with fighting darkish interdimensional entities from destroying the human race. Now, in "Overtime," the Laundry is on a skeleton employees for Christmas—leaving one bureaucrat to be all that stands among the realm and annihilation through the item That Comes Down Chimneys. Written specially for Tor.com's vacation season, Charles Stross's novelette is a finalist for the 2010 Hugo Award.

Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning writer of a few of the main acclaimed novels and tales of the final ten years, together with Singularity Sky, Accelerando, Halting State, the "Merchant Princes" sequence starting with The kinfolk Trade, and the tale collections Toast and Wireless.

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Playgrounds of the Mind (N-Space, Book 2) by Larry Niven

By Larry Niven

Playgrounds of the Mind captures the startling variety and diversity of Larry Niven's incredible profession, from bestselling novels resembling Lucifer's Hammer and The Ringworld Engineers, from his vintage brief tales of technological know-how fiction and delusion, from his thought-provoking essays and non-fiction, from his leading edge and seldom-seen paintings in comics (on such tasks as The eco-friendly Lantern Bible), to an increase examine Larry Niven's upcoming projects.

Like N-Space, Playgrounds of the Mind is a ceremonial dinner for Niven's hundreds of thousands of fans-and a powerful tribute to the guy Arthur C. Clarke known as his "favorite writer."

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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

By Junot Díaz

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first publication, Drown, demonstrated him as an enormous new author with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao, was once named number one Fiction publication of the Year” through Time journal and spent greater than a hundred weeks at the New York Times bestseller checklist, setting up itself – with greater than one million copies in print – as a latest vintage. as well as the Pulitzer, Díaz has gained a number of significant awards and prizes, together with the nationwide ebook Critic’s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award. 

Now Díaz turns his outstanding expertise to the haunting, very unlikely energy of affection – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a seashore within the Dominican Republic, a doomed courting flounders. within the warmth of a health center laundry room in New Jersey, a girl does her lover’s washing and thinks approximately his spouse. In Boston, a guy buys his love baby, his purely son, a primary baseball bat and glove. on the middle of those tales is the irrepressible, impossible to resist Yunior, a tender hardhead whose eager for love is equaled simply via his recklessness—and by means of the extreme girls he loves and loses: creative Alma; the getting older omit Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican males are cheaters; and the affection of his existence, whose heartbreak finally turns into his personal.

In prose that's eternally lively, artistic, gentle, and humorous, the tales within the New York Times-Bestselling This Is the way you Lose Her lay naked the endless longing and inevitable weak point of the human center. They remind us that keenness constantly triumphs over adventure, and that “the half-life of affection is forever.”

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High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966–2006 by Joyce Carol Oates

By Joyce Carol Oates

No different author can fit the extraordinary oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and chosen tales 1966-2006 gathers brief fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and contains 11 new stories that additional exhibit the breathtaking artistry and extraordinary originality of an incomparable expertise who "has imbued the yankee brief tale with an edgy energy and uncooked social surfaces" (Chicago Tribune).

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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin

By Alexander Pushkin

The Queen of Spades, certainly one of his most well-liked and chilling brief tales, tells of an inveterate card participant who develops a deadly obsession with the key of an outdated lady's success, which he believes will deliver him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the nice, a narrative according to the existence Pushkin's personal great-grandfather, is a shiny depiction - and feedback - of either French and Russian society, whereas Dubrovsky is the Byronic story of a dispossessed younger officer. The Captain's Daughter tells of a tender guy despatched to army provider - in response to the particular occasions of the uprising opposed to Catherine II, it demonstrates Pushkin's unheard of ability at mixing fiction and heritage. jointly those 4 tales demonstrate the flexibility and innovation that earned Pushkin his recognition as a grasp of prose and tested him because the towering determine in Russian literature.

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Strange Wine by Harlan Ellison

By Harlan Ellison

Contents wrote:

Introduction: printed finally! What killed the dinosaurus! and also you don't glance so extraordinary yourself
Croatoan
Working with the little people
Killing Bernstein
Mom
In worry of K
Hitler painted roses
The wine has been left open too lengthy and the reminiscence has long gone flat
From A to Z, within the chocolate alphabet
Lonely ladies are the vessels of time
Emissary from Hamelin
The manhattan evaluation of bird
Seeing
The street of damaged dreams
Strange wine
The prognosis of Dr. D'arqueAngel

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Winter Dreams: Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Middle-class Dexter eco-friendly has giant dreams—to sooner or later be as elite because the “old-money” households he works for every day as a golfing caddy. whilst Dexter returns to the golfing membership because the visitor of the lads he as soon as caddied for, he meets his undoing within the mesmerizing Judy Jones.First released in Metropolitan journal in 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams” used to be thought of by way of the writer to be the 1st draft of the nice Gatsby. it truly is his most well-liked and republished brief tale in the Gatsby-cluster.

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The World Ends at Five and Other Short Stories by M. Pepper Langliniais

By M. Pepper Langliniais

The 8 stories contained inside "The international Ends at 5 & different Stories" are alike in basic terms in that all of them appear to defy categorization. whereas combining components of technological know-how fiction, myth, and magical realism, those tales stretch past the conventions of these genres to convey a really particular adventure. For instance:

"The international Ends at Five" perspectives the apocalypse during the bureaucratic lens of a undefined, tasked with build up worlds simply to then need to tear them go into reverse again.

In vintage Southern Gothic culture, "A.B.C." explores the tragedy 3 siblings whose unearthing of a decades-old secret starts off to have accidental outcomes within the present.

The island of Japan, lengthy considering that fed on by way of the sea, is unearthed in "Raising the Ruins," whereas the narrator struggles to come back to phrases together with her cultural identity.

In those and 5 different narratives, characters are challenged by means of the dual spectres of the wonderful and the mundane, with singular effects.

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