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Five Letters from an Eastern Empire by Alasdair Gray
…And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes
Scott Alexander - 2015
Which pill do you choose? Yellow pill - grants the ability to read minds Green pill - you can shapeshift into any animal at will Blue pill - free movement throughout the cosmos, and safety from its dangers Orange pill - master any skill a human is capable of performing Red pill - BRUTE STRENGTH! Pink pill - make people love you as if flipping a switch Grey pill - control any technology with your mind Black pill - the ability to see up to one month into the future Eight people each take one of these pills and together they shape the destiny of the universe.
Dread in the Beast
Charlee Jacob - 1998
Now it is a novel, stuffed full of the gruesome and horrible. Taken from the mythologies and histories of humankind, it follows the trail of the Mother Spririt of the worst that the world is capable of producing. From the catacombs of ancient Rome where a blasphemous sect twisted the message of the early Christians--to modern America with its obsession with violence, deities and saints and the reincarnations of beasts battle over sublime and profane, where the very reasons for existence for us all may lie in the unthinkable.Edward Lee (author of CITY INFERNAL, MONSTROSITY, INCUBI, and SUCCUBI) says in his introduction to this new novel-length version, "What's most unique of all here (and jealously fascinating) are the creative guts of the author. If there's an ultimate dichotomy in the horror genre, it's got to be Jacob...armed with a talent to write the most beautiful prose yet using that talent to examine the most unspeakable and detestable horror. ...It's one of my all time favorite novels in the field."
Alice Hoffman - 2014
The weather had been extreme that month: days of drenching rain, sudden showers of hail, temperatures passing record highs. Local children whispered that an angel had fallen to earth in a thunderstorm. There were roving groups who swore they had found signs. Footprints in the grass, black feathers, a campfire in the woods behind the high school where there were sparks of shimmering ash. One neighborhood boy vowed that he had seen a man in a black cloak rise above the earth and walk on air, and although no one believed his account, mothers began to keep their children home. They locked the doors, called in the dogs, kept the lights on after dusk..."Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers, and The Marriage of Opposites. Hoffman’s work has been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. Her novels have received mention as notable books of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Library Journal, and People Magazine. She has also worked as a screenwriter and is the author of the original screenplay “Independence Day,” a film starring Kathleen Quinlan and Diane Wiest. Her teen novel Aquamarine was made into a film starring Emma Roberts. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, Harvard Review, Ploughshares and other magazines.Flyleaf Journal Issue #15December 2014Illustrated by Timothy TangHand Lettering by Heidi Unkefer
Deepak Chopra's The Angel is Near
Deepak Chopra - 2000
Now, the author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and the Way of the Wizard, creates an extraordinary fiction series built on his insights into the divine. With gripping storytelling power, The Angel is Near plunges us into a modern, globe-spanning thriller of epic proportions. Instead of guns and bombs, the weapons in this novel are far more powerful: good and evil. And at stake is the very future of humankind....Unleashes a saga of courage, terror and revelationIn a burned out village in Kosovo, two soldiers are struck down by a flash of blinding light...In New York state, a doctor runs to help a stricken neighbor, only to be charged with the bloody murder of the man he came to save...In a Nevada laboratory, a cynical scientist analyzes a bizarre life form-and discovers the impossible...All the around the world the fabric of reality is unraveling. Scientists scramble to understand it. Ordinary people confront bizarre, terrifying phenomena. And an American doctor named Michael Aulden stands at ground zero in a war of the body, mind and soul-as humankind must choose between the goodness that has always been ours, or the evil that has found a home on earth...Deepak Chopra's The Angel Is Near
The Box Under The Bed
Dan Alatorre - 2017
And that’s just a quarter of the thrills. Edited and compiled by Amazon bestselling author Dan Alatorre, this anthology of scary tales brings together the minds and pens of twenty authors, including bestseller Allison Maruska (The Fourth Descendant), bestselling author Jenifer Ruff (Everett), Lucy Brazier (PorterGirl), J. A. Allen, Juliet Nubel, TA Henry, Ann Marie Andrus, Heather Hackett, Barbara Anne Helberg, Scott Skipper, Joanne R. Larner, Christine Valentor, Adele Marie Park, Curtis Bausse, Annette Robinson, Frank Parker, Eric Daniel Clarke, and Maribel C. Pagan. Perfect for Halloween or any time, these stories will make you think twice before walking alone on the beach at night, reading a diary, or innocently watching a train from your car. Consider yourselves warned. NOTE: Warning! American and British spelling ahead. A few stories words are olde English, too. The story The Death Of Mrs. Billen by Mr. Alatorre is from his novel An Angel On Her Shoulder, used with permission.
Chris McQueer - 2018
In HWFG...Your fave Sammy gets a job and Angie goes to Craig Tara.Plans are made to kick the f*ck out of Kim Jong-Un. You’ll find answers to the big questions in life: What happens when we die?What does Brexit actually mean?Why are moths terrifying?What are ghosts like to live with?It’s just a load more short stories ‘n that.hwfg x
New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future
Ben Bova - 2014
Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction's premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought-provoking new ideas and dilemmas.From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein. Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory—thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova.
Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas
R.A. Lafferty - 2008
But right down the road was the other town -- and that was even worse! A classic science fiction story from R.A. Lafferty. "Does it matter if he's respected? Not a bit. Does it matter if he's read? Damn right it does: no-one else did the things that Lafferty did in prose-and-occasionally-poetry, although Flann O'Brian came close." -- Neil Gaiman
Sheri-Lynn Marean - 2017
All dragonkind are born with a deeply ingrained calling to protect the innocent. As Primalthorn, the Ultimate Guardian, it becomes Skulla’s duty to preserve his dying race as well. But with his responsibility comes a great burden as he’s tasked with ending the lives of those on the verge of going rogue. Year after lonely year, only his obligations keep Skulla clinging to sanity, until the day he meets his mate. Kiah-thorn brings light back into his darkened soul. With the lives of not only dragonkind but his family at stake, Skulla is hesitant when the Ilyium call on him for assistance. For his choices may just end all dragonkind.Get Dracones Primalthorn and delve into the magical world of dragonkind to find out how the curse came to be. Can be read either before or after bk1, Dracones awakening.
Waiting for Autumn
Scott Blum - 2009
Its narrative reveals the honesty of one who has really walked the path of forgiveness and divine connection and found the rewards of intuition, mission, and synchronistic flow. This book will speak to everyone.”— James Redfield, the author of The Celestine Prophecy“A thrilling story, a deep metaphysical message, a breath of fresh air.”— Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., the author of Five Wishes and co-author of Conscious Loving“A journey of personal and spiritual discovery that opens up our hearts and fills us with divine wisdom and inspiration.”— Debbie Ford, the author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and Why Good People Do Bad ThingsIn the tradition of the bestseller Eat, Pray, Love and spiritual classics such as The Alchemist, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and The Celestine Prophecy, Waiting for Autumn is an enchanting semiautobiographical parable that reveals a deep and powerful message. This book follows Scott, an inquisitive seeker who meets a mysterious cardboard-sign-toting homeless man named Robert who has a sleepy black Lab puppy at his side and a penchant for changing lives.Sparked by Robert’s unconventional wisdom, Scott is thrust into a spiritual adventure where he attempts to heal his past while confronting the spirit of his dead fiancée. He ultimately faces an extraordinary dilemma between his spiritual calling and earthly responsibilities.Join Scott as he visits unseen worlds on his unique journey of self-discovery, where various spiritual modalities are revealed, including shamanic soul retrieval, energy healing, conscious eating, nature-spirit communication, kirtan, ancestral healing, and more. This metaphysical page-turner is a fascinating exploration of one humble soul’s profound awakening—with a surprise ending that will warm your heart.
S.L. Bhyrappa - 1965
S.L. Bhyrappa. This novel created a stir in the Kannada literary world, making its author a celebrity overnight. That is the magic, the hypnotic spell of this highly absorbing social novel depicting poignantly the human story of a young widow torn between her love and her child. The novel is the creative and artistic presentation of the psychological and philosophical dimensions of the genealogy as the preserver and the transmitter of cultural values and norms. In a family dominated by traditional values; the remarriage of the widowed daughter-in-law comes as a shocking external assault and the discovery of the real origins of the head of the household builds up the dramatic climax of this novel. Acclaimed by discerning critics as a modern Indian classic, this novel has been translated into several Indian languages-an eloquent testimony to its being truly a great Indian novel. This Kannada novel bagged the coveted literary award of the Karnataka State Akademy of Letters in 1967. The Kannada Film based on this novel won the prestigious Golden Lotus Award of the Government of India in 1972.