Inspired by life events "Fukt 2 Start With: Short Stories & Broken Werd" is a collection of short stories that follow the lives, times and numerous misadventures of various misfits who live so far on the edge that falling off is somewhat implausible. While facing the major struggles of everyday life, while often out of their own league, they learn to adapt and figure out new ways to make it through and ultimately survive.
Author: Christian Miller
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2017-05-10
In a dystopian future, the one-percent hover in glimmering golden sky-castles above a wasteland of destitution. A young 'low-born' seamstress' only chance to go from Cinderella rags to Kardashian riches is to be 'noticed' in a cosplayer competition, and to marry a ultra-wealthy prince or be picked up for a TV show by a megacorporation -- all while dealing with poor body-image and self-esteem issues, resulting from a society that doesn't need or want her. A sentient machine, one of millions of 'defective prototypes' mass-produced by tech-giants, winds up in a 'machine prison' due to 'substrate profiling' -- robot is the new 'black'. He's beaten, abused, and finally teams up with the robo-convicts to jailbreak from the supermax facility. Neofeud is a cautionary tale, a dark vision of where we may all be heading very soon, if we aren't careful. This series of short stories is set in the world of "Neofeud", a dystopic adventure game. The Neofeud game site: https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Author: C. Bard Cole
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2000-09-02
In Briefly Told Lives, C. Bard Cole presents a wild panorama that sweeps from the urban gay ghetto to working class suburbia to the counter culture of punks and sex workers, a shockingly original view of lives lived on the edge of both straight society and the gay 'mainstream'. A broad tapestry in which conventional dividing lines begin to loose their fixed meaning, these characters spin their own master narratives, revealing lives rich in meaning and bought dearly through pain and compromise. Intense and rewarding, Cole's debut collection exposes the complexities and contradictions of personal identity in a world devoid of grand truths and shared values. Briefly Told Lives is brash and insightful, bringing a very different, hidden world into the literary limelight.
For more than twenty years The Year's Best Science Fiction has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in the universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fan. In 2005 the original Best of the Best collected the finest short stories from that series and became a benchmark in the SF field. Now, for the first time ever, Hugo Award-winning editor Gardner Dozios sifts through hundreds of stories and dozens of authors who have gone on to become some of the most esteemed practitioners of the form, to bring readers the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels from his legendary series. Included are such notable short novels as: Sailing to Byzantium by Robert Silverberg In the fiftieth century, people of Earth are able to create entire cities on a whim, including those of mythology and legend. When twentieth-century traveler Charles Philip accidentally lands in this aberrant time period, he is simultaneously obsessed with discovering more about this alluring world and getting back home. But in a world made entirely of man's creation, things are not always as they seem on the surface. Forgiveness Day by Ursula K. Le Guin Le Guin returns to her Hainish-settled interstellar community, the Edumen, to tell the tale of two star-crossed lovers who are literally worlds apart in this story of politics, violence, religion, and cultural disparity. Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds On a sea-wold planet covered with idyllic tropical oceans, peace seems pervasive. Beneath the placid water lurks an ominous force that has the potential to destroy all tranquility. Contributors include: Greg Egan; Joe Haldeman; James Patrick Kelly; Nancy Kress; Ursula K. Le Guin; Ian R. MacLeod; Ian McDonald; Maureen F. McHugh; Frederick Pohl; Alastair Reynolds; Robert Silverberg; Michael Swanwick; Walter Jon Williams With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best, Volume 2 stands as the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels ever published in the world.
Author: Ali Cronin
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Snowy days and steamy nights ... A saucy Christmas novella to heat up your winter nights! It's Christmas, and also the end of Annie's first few weeks as a chalet girl up in the Swiss mountains. Her boyfriend back home has gone off travelling, and Annie's not exactly feeling full of festive spirit. She really isn't in the mood for the stag party of posh-boys who've just arrived... And sure enough, it isn't long before one of the party - alpha male George - is coming on a little too strong, and making it clear he'd relish getting Annie under the mistletoe, and into his bed. She's almost tempted. George is funny, in a loud, arrogant kind of way, and he's certainly attractive. But Annie is more interested in someone else... the shy, quiet one of the group, who doesn't quite seem to fit in with the rest of the public school boys. Pity he's got a girlfriend - according to George, that is. But the days roll on, and despite the freezing temperatures on the slopes, it's hotting up in the chalet, and Annie is close to boiling point. The question is, does a certain person feel the same way... SANTA BABY is part of Hot Key Books' exclusive new novella list, and one of a series of five available this Christmas. Unlock your naughty side!
Eine Kleinstadt in Neuengland, Weihnachten 1964. Die vierundzwanzigjährige Eileen Dunlop hasst sich und die Welt. Sie muss für ihren paranoiden, alkoholkranken Vater sorgen, einen ehemaligen Cop, mit dem zusammen sie in einem heruntergekommenen Haus lebt. Ihren mageren Lohn verdient sie sich als Sekretärin in einer Vollzugsanstalt für jugendliche Straftäter. Als die schöne Harvard-Absolventin Rebecca Saint John ihren Dienst als Erziehungsbeauftragte des Gefängnisses antritt, ist Eileen sofort Feuer und Flamme. Sie wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als zu sein wie diese selbstbewusste, unabhängige Frau. Doch die Freundschaft von Rebecca Saint John hat einen hohen Preis. Eileen wird in ein grauenhaftes Verbrechen hineingezogen ... In ihrem preisgekrönten Roman beschreibt Ottessa Moshfegh das Schicksal einer jungen Frau, die ausbrechen will aus einer von dunklen Obsessionen und roher Gewalt geprägten Welt. Eigentlich kann man dieser Welt nicht entkommen. Es sei denn, man nimmt das Gesetz in die eigene Hand.
First published in 1995 to promote and legitimize the submerged cultural urge of Canada, Broken Pencil has brought together the best of the independent and alternative arts community who would not otherwise be heard of or touched by the countrys collective consciousness. Featuring a selection of outcast short stories too weird or uncomfortable for serious literary journals and too visceral and punk rock for contemporary mainstream palettes, this collection culled from the magazine introduces the best of Canadian underground fiction and beyond. Ragged and lacking the traditional refinement of metaphor, magical realism, and perfect epiphanies, these pieces breach the surface with sharp, offensive urban fiction where voices are discovered and developed and the words do all the work.
Collects literary works integrating the worlds of film and fiction, incorporating original essays and featuring stories by Jennifer Egan, Pinckney Benedict, Peter Greenaway, Rick Moody, and Francine Prose.
Author: Amelia Lester
Publisher: UNSW Press
Release Date: 2011-05
Genre: Short stories, Australian
The UTS Writers' Anthology has helped launch many careers, and continues to provide readers with some of the freshest ideas in Australian writing. The creative writing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, is the oldest in Australia - and 2011 marks the Anthology's special 25th edition. Each year the Anthology features a foreword by a distinguished writer (Nam Le, in 2010). It is launched at Sydney Writers' Festival and at a major bookstore (most recently, Gleebooks). Authors' work is often selected for anthologies such as Best Australian Stories, and read on radio. It is widely revi.
Author: John Green
Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Jubilee hat den perfekten Freund. Sie ahnt nicht, dass sie ihn in dieser Nacht verlieren wird - weil sie sich Hals über Kopf in einen Fremden verliebt. Manchmal vergisst Tobin völlig, dass der Herzog eigentlich ein Mädchen ist. Bis zu jenem magischen Moment im Schnee. Addie würde alles dafür geben, wenn Jeff ihr verzeihen könnte. Dabei ist er ihr längst viel näher als sie denkt ...
Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself. She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her...more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to a chance encounter with an unusual woman in Florida. It’s a chance encounter with fate that will set these two down a collision course with destiny. This short story is loosely connected to the Kit Colbana Files. Can be read as a stand-alone.