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Download E-books The Absent Traveller: Prākrit Love Poetry from the Gāthāsaptaśatī of Sātavāhana Hāla PDF

The Gathasaptasati might be the oldest extant anthology of poetry from South Asia, containing our very earliest examples of secular verse. Reputed to were compiled by means of the Satavahana king Hala within the moment century CE, it's a celebrated choice of seven hundred verses in Maharashtri Prakrit, composed within the compact, distilled gatha shape. The anthology has attracted numerous realized commentaries and now, via Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s acclaimed translation of 207 verses from the anthology, readers of English finally have entry to its poems. The audio system are often girls and, even if younger or outdated, married or unmarried, they contact with reference to sexuality with frankness, sensitivity and, each from time to time, humour, which by no means ceases to surprise.

The Absent vacationer comprises a chic and stimulating translator’s observe and an afterword by way of Martha Ann Selby that offers an admirable creation to Prakrit literature in most cases and the Gathasaptasati particularly.

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Download E-books Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology PDF

Sisters of the Revolution gathers a hugely curated number of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fable, horror, and extra) selected by way of probably the most revered editorial groups in speculative literature this day, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. together with tales from the Nineteen Seventies to the current day, the gathering seeks to extend the dialog approximately feminism whereas attractive the reader in a wealth of inventive rules. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing strength of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers bold examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. darkish, satirical tales corresponding to Eileen Gunn’s “Stable recommendations for heart administration” and the tense horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly answer” exhibit the charged depth at paintings within the box. together with new, rising voices equivalent to Nnedi Okorafor and that includes foreign contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and lots of extra, this assortment seeks to extend the tips of either modern fiction and feminism to new fronts. relocating from the wonderful to the futuristic, refined to surreal, those tales will impress ideas and feelings approximately feminism like no different e-book to be had at the present time. different participants contain Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Eleanor Arnason, Hiromi Goto, Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, package Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Pamela Sargent, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula ok. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.

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Download E-books Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural PDF

By Ellen Datlow

As acknowledged in her advent to Inferno, Ellen Datlow requested her favourite authors for tales that may "provide the reader with a frisson of concern, or a second of dread so robust it may possibly reason the reader outright actual ache; or a sensation of worry so palpable that the reader feels forced to show at the shiny lighting fixtures and play tune or search the corporate of others to dispel the fear."
 
Mission entire. Datlow has produced a set choked with essentially the most robust voices within the box: Pat Cadigan, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, Christopher Fowler, Glen Hirshberg, K. W. Jeter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lucius Shepard, to call a number of. every one writer techniques worry otherwise, yet all the tales' characters toil inside their very own hell. An aptly titled anthology, Inferno will scare the pants off readers and additional safe Ellen Datlow's status as a preeminent editor of recent horror.

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Download E-books Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded PDF

By Jeff VanderMeer

Gentle Readers, after the outraged letters following our first quantity, i'd be remiss to not provide you with a warning. The good-looking tome of vintage and unique fiction, nonfiction, and illustrations might be much more stunning than its predecessor. And but, I see that your interest is piqued, so....

Enter the Scintillating Clockpunk Gear-o-Torium: Herein live the breathless adventures that you just secretly search. Gaze upon the rebellious Mecha-Ostrich, the seductive Steam Dancer, the intrepid Mssrs. Balfour and Meriwether, and the hithertofore undefeated cast iron Kid.

Experience the Delights of the Chrononaut Odditorium: An esteemed panel of self-appointed specialists, less than ache of ridicule, will show best mystery ancient Enticements. Be dazzled by way of the 1st English translation of the indispensable Steampunk tale “Flying Fish Prometheus” by means of Vilhelm Bergsøe.

Oooh and Ahhh on the culture Contraptor front room: Authoress of the Parasol Protectorate Gail Carriger gaily holds forth at the trendy topics of favor, fiction, and extra. The Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt’s “Steampunk Manifesto” stocks his musings fun and profound at the way forward for Steam.

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Download E-books Fertility and Other Stories (European Classics) PDF

Vsevolod Ivanov used to be praised within the Twenties as probably the most unique and promising younger writers to emerge from the Russian Revolution. Ivanov's own reviews in Siberia and critical Asia throughout the Revolution and Civil warfare, set opposed to a early life and early life spent wandering via that massive expanse and nourishing his mind's eye on such Romantic writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne, infuse his writing. Combining conventional parts with the glorious and the surreal, Ivanov's tales tackle not just the subjects of the Revolution - the dehumanizing results of famine; the ferment, strength, and uncertainty of the tempestuous instances - but additionally the quotidian: the quiet global of guy and nature, and the basic bond that tied peasants to their place of birth.

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By Charles L. Grant

You, the reader, are hereby steered that publicity to SHADOWS 7 can result in stark, unrelenting terror. indicators include:

-A sizzling, sticky rush of pulsating blood via significant arteries of the body

-An electrifying relax that paralyzes the spinal cord

-An all-consuming worry of unseen horrors, lurking in each shadow, getting ready to dismember their sufferers in one grisly embrace

-And—in severe cases—death through fright

The writer assumes no accountability for the bone-chilling results of SHADOWS 7.

Because we're scared, too . . .

DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T alert you!

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Download E-books The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 16 (Mammoth Books) PDF

Michael Swanwick, Geoff Ryman, Allen Steele, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Cassott, Charles Stross are only a few of the high-profile names that characteristic during this quantity of what's now considered as crucial analyzing for each science-fiction fan. This year's variation comprises not only the largest names in science-fiction writing but in addition a lot of its different brightest younger abilities too, in addition to much more tales than ever prior to. All this, and the standard thorough summations of the 12 months, plus an inventory of urged examining, greater than upholds a longtime culture of price and excellence.

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Download E-books The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century: Stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Finney, Joe Haldeman, Ursula K. Le Guin, PDF

LEAP INTO the longer term, AND SHOOT again TO THE PAST

H. G. Wells’s seminal brief tale “The Time Machine,” released in 1895, supplied the springboard for contemporary technological know-how fiction’s time go back and forth explosion. Responding to their very own fascination with the topic, the best visionary writers of the 20th century penned a few of their most interesting tales. listed below are eighteen of the main fascinating stories ever informed, including

“Time’s Arrow” In Arthur C. Clarke’s vintage, great physicists eventually crack the secret of time travel–with appalling consequences.

“Death Ship” Richard Matheson, writer of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling situation pertaining to 3 astronauts who bump into the conundrum of earlier and future.

“A Sound of Thunder” Ray Bradbury’s haunting imaginative and prescient of recent guy long past dinosaur searching poses daunting questions about future and consequences.

“Yesterday was once Monday” If all of the world’s a level, Theodore Sturgeon’s compelling story follows the odyssey of a typical joe who lands up backstage.

“Rainbird” R.A. Lafferty displays on what could have been during this brainteaser approximately an inventor so marvelous that he invents himself correct out of existence.

“Timetipping” What if everybody time-traveled other than you? Jack Dann offers a few astonishing solutions during this literary gem.

. . . in addition to tales by means of Poul Anderson • L. Sprague de Camp • Jack Finney • Joe Haldeman • John Kessel • Nancy Kress • Henry Kuttner • Ursula ok. Le Guin • Larry Niven • Charles Sheffield • Robert Silverberg • Connie Willis

By turns scary, perplexing, and excellent, those tales have interaction us in events that could someday cut loose of the bonds of delusion . . . to go into the world of the longer term: our destiny.

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Download E-books The Siege of Arista (The War Years, Book 2) PDF

TO struggle And DIE AMONG
THE FARTHEST STARS ...

The Hothri have come to Arista . . .
and the Siege has begun.

For virtually 100 years, the Hothri waged a struggle of conquest opposed to humanity’s strongholds in deep house. Greed upon the a part of the people of the Aristan alternate empire brought on the conflict with the extraterrestrial beings, and that very same greed resulted in treachery and incompetence, to infantrymen denied the assets they had to struggle. Human global after human global fell lower than the ruthless, damaging domination of the Hothri, until eventually ...
Forced again to their homeworld via sizeable fleets of Hothri warships, the leaders of the Aristan monetary empires discovered that they have to glance past the purchase of wealth towards one other goal—victory in a determined, last-ditch safety opposed to a foe that had by no means been defeated.

Christopher Stasheff and invoice Fawcett have created this high-tech far-future conflict, that includes tales via the most innovative technological know-how fiction writers operating at their army best.

With tales via Christopher Stasheff, invoice Fawcett, Elizabeth Moon, Janet Morris, William C. Dietz, Steve Perrry, S.N. Lewitt, Robert Sheckley and Jody Lynn Nye.

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