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Rocket Ship to Hell

by Jeffrey Ford

The story of a secret, privately funded, late 60's space mission as told by the science fiction writer who was aboard.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software...


The Death of Me

by Jonathan L. Howard

Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has this much in common with Emily Dickinson; because he could not stop for Death, she kindly stopped for him. Well, perhaps not that kindly. 

At the publisher's...


Cayos in the Stream

by Harry Turtledove

You're the greatest writer of the age, gone to ground and subsiding into drink. You always said you wanted to catch some of those Nazi bastards in the waters around your beloved Cuba. What happens when you actually...


Brotherhood and Others

by Mark Sullivan

Robin Monarch––called “one of the most compelling heroes since Jason Bourne” (Lisa Gardner)––is introduced in these propulsive, nerve-wracking stories. Presented with a special excerpt from OUTLAW, Mark...


Brimstone and Marmalade

by Aaron Corwin

Just in time for Halloween, we have a funny, sweet, and slightly skewed short story by Aaron Corwin, an up-and-coming writer from Seattle.

All Mathilde wanted for her birthday was a pony. Instead, she got a demon....


All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead

by Dennis Danvers

All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead, by Dennis Danvers, is dark, magical realism tale about a lone woman building a cabin in the mountains of Appalachia and the strange man she encounters there.

At the publisher's...


Our Love Could Light the World

by Anne Leigh Parrish

The Dugans are a scrappy, dysfunctional family living in upstate New York that's getting along okay until the mother walks out one day, leaving five undisciplined kids and an alcoholic, unemployed husband behind....


I Stole the Rain

by Elisa Ruotolo & Lisa McCreadie

I Stole the Rain tells a trio of unforgettable stories from the superstitious Italian province of Campania, where fizzy drinks are delivered by cart, old women sell gold to a furtive clientele, and the tobacconist’s...


Whose Song?: And Other Stories

by Thomas Glave

“Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats in American literature as Richard Wright and James Baldwin . . . he cuts to the bone of what it means to be black in America, white in America, gay in America, and...


Studies in Wives

by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Descended from prominent thinkers and creatives on both sides of her family, including the French painter Jean-Hilaire Belloc and English philosopher Joseph Priestly, Marie Belloc Lowndes was a prolific biographer...


Uncle Wiggily's Adventures

by Howard R. Garis

The Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories began to appear in newspapers in the early decades of the twentieth century. Soon afterwards, the tales began to be collected in book form. The stories in Uncle...


Micromegas

by Voltaire & Peter Phalen

French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire is best remembered for his novel Candide, but he was a prolific writer who produced works in virtually every literary genre. In this story, Voltaire actually plays a...


Letters From My Windmill

by Alphonse Daudet, Mireille Harmelin & Keith Adams

Have you ever fantasized about leaving big-city life behind and making a beeline for a bucolic village? That's exactly what Alphonse Daudet did, and he documents the results of his decision in the series of...


Housebroken

by Yael Hedaya & Dalya Bilu

In a striking debut, three piercing, powerful novellas that unveil the hazards of love and desire.

The men, women, and even animals in this enthralling collection live at the mercy of their hearts. Young and...


Freeze Warning

by Susan Krinard

As a nearly immortal Valkyrie, Mist is the guardian of the greatest of the Norse god’s Treasures—Odin’s spear Gungnir. But Mist believes all the gods are dead, and she’s slowly settling into a normal...


Willow, Weep

by Victor J. Banis

The old inn sits by a lake in an ancient forest, shrouded in mystery. Outside, a restless willow thrashes its limbs and, for a fleeting moment, a woman seems to dance in the mist. A trick of the light? Or a...


At Fear's Altar

by Richard Gavin

Canadian author Richard Gavin has established himself as a leading contemporary writer of weird fiction. His richly nuanced prose style, his imaginative range, and his shrewdness in the portrayal of character...


Tales From Bective Bridge

by Mary Lavin

'Mary Lavin's stories... are subtle without making a palaver about it, beautifully told, no pat endings, no slickness; and as in life, nothing is resolved.' William Trevor First published in 1943, Tales from...


Elephants in the Bush and other Yamatji Yarns

by Clarrie Cameron

A huge snake takes refuge under the body of a napping grandfather. A sixteen year old girl keeps three hundred head of cattle together for a couple of weeks without loosing a beast. A young Aboriginal boy witnesses...


The Roy Stories

by Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford has been writing gritty, American tales for the past forty years. His novels, stories, poetry, and films have helped shape the American neo-noir genre. The New York Times Book Review says that...