Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

When Anne McCaffrey handed in November 2011, it used to be not just these closest to her who mourned her dying; legions of readers additionally felt the loss deeply. The pioneering technological know-how fiction writer at the back of the Dragonriders of Pern® sequence crafted complex tales, enchanting worlds, and robust heroines that profoundly impacted the technology fiction neighborhood and genre.

In Dragonwriter, Anne’s son and Pern author Todd McCaffrey collects stories and tales concerning the cherished writer, in addition to insights into her writing and legacy, from those that knew her top. Nebula Award–winner Elizabeth Moon relates the teachings she discovered from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator); Hugo Award–winner David Brin remembers Anne’s steadfast trust that the realm to come back may be greater than the single sooner than; mythical SFF artist Michael Whelan stocks (and tells tales approximately) never-before-published Pern sketches from his files; and more.

Join Anne’s co-writers, fellow technological know-how fiction authors, relations, and buddies in remembering her lifestyles, and exploring how her brain and pen formed not just the Weyrs of Pern, but additionally the literary panorama as we all know it.

Contributors include:

• Angelina Adams
• David Brin
• David Gerrold
• John Goodwin
• Janis Ian
• Alec Johnson
• Georgeanne Kennedy
• Mercedes Lackey
• Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
• Lois McMaster Bujold
• Elizabeth Moon
• Charlotte Moore
• Robert Neilson
• Jody Lynn Nye and invoice Fawcett
• Robin Roberts
• Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
• Wen Spencer
• Michael Whelan
• Richard J. Woods
• Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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The Moth

For the 1st time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth offers fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing tales chosen from their wide archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus tales strong). encouraged by way of neighbors telling tales on a porch, The Moth used to be born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in big apple urban, after which rose to nationwide acclaim with the wildly renowned podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio express The Moth Radio Hour.

Stories comprise: author Malcolm Gladwell's marriage ceremony toast long gone horribly awry; mythical rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan music; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . together with his pal Ernest Hemingway. examine the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart while he misses Air strength One after a troublesome evening of ingesting in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's struggle to save lots of mom Teresa's life.

This might be a cherished learn for current Moth fans, enthusiasts of the featured storytellers, and all who enjoy well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking tales.

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The Dog MEGAPACK ®: 25 Curly Canine Tales, Old and New

Virtually every body likes canines, even those that favor cats as pets. So it isn't brilliant that writers have committed loads of verbiage certainly to explain their ongoing love affair with the canines breed. you can find herein all types of stories targeting canine: technology fiction tales, mysteries, horror stories, westerns, memoirs, funny money owed, and first-person doggie narratives. There are famous items via writers reminiscent of Jack London, James Oliver Curwood, Washington Irving, Saki, E. C. Tubb, John Gregory Betancourt, Robert Hood, and Jack Dann--and tales by way of authors who're fairly unknown today.

Here are twenty-five incredible stories of canine and their interactions with people, plus 5 bonus poems:

"The name of the Wild," by way of Jack London

"My good friend Bobby," by way of Alan E. Nourse

"Neb," through Robert Reginald

"My Friend," through nameless [poem]

"Kerfol," through Edith Wharton

"The Monster," by means of S. M. Tenneshaw

"Tinker," by means of E. Nesbit

"Phantom Dogs," by means of Elliott O'Donnell

"The canine of Hannoie," by means of E. C. Tubb

"Warlock," by way of Gordon Stables [poem]

"Spaniel and Newfoundland Dogs," via Edward Jesse

"A puppy of Flanders," through Ouida

"Guard Dog," through Robert Hood

"Rip Van Winkle," by way of Washington Irving

"Stories of puppy Sagacity," by means of W. H. G. Kingston

"The most sensible Friend," by means of Meribah Philbrick Abbott [poem]

"Grab a Knife and store a Life," by way of Mark E. Burgess

"Kazan," via James Oliver Curwood

"Mercy's Reward," by way of Sir Edwin Arnold [poem]

"Snap: the tale of a Bull-Terrier," via Ernest Thompson Seton

"Dogs Questing," by way of John Gregory Betancourt

"The Widow's Dog," by way of Mary Russell Mitford

"The Beast of Space," through F. E. Hardart

"Oil of Dog," via Ambrose Bierce

"Spirit Dog," by means of Jack Dann

"Little Doggerel," via Robert Reginald [poem]

"A Pilgrim," through Robert W. Chambers

"The Open Window," through Saki

"Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," by means of O. Henry

"The Sound of the Barkervilles," via Robert Reginald.

And you should definitely seek this e-book shop for "Wildside Megapack" to determine extra volumes within the sequence, together with extra animal tales (like Cats), plus mysteries, event tales, westerns, ghost tales, technology fiction -- and masses, a lot more!

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Report from Planet Midnight (Outspoken Authors)

By Nalo Hopkinson

Infused with feminist, Afro-Caribbean perspectives of the technology fiction and fable genres, this choice of offbeat and hugely unique works takes objective at race and racism in literature. In “Report from Planet Midnight,” on the overseas organization of the wonderful within the Arts, an alien addresses the group, comparing Earth's "strange" customs, together with the marginalization of works through nonwhite and feminine writers. “Message in a Bottle” exhibits Greg, an American Indian artist, befriending a wierd four-year-old who turns out clever past her years. whereas getting ready an exhibition, he discovers that the younger woman is a traveller from the long run despatched to recuperate paintings from the far-off past—which apparently includes his personal paintings. Concluding the e-book with sequence editor Terry Bisson’s Outspoken Interview, Nalo Hopkinson stocks laughs, loves, and top-secret Caribbean spells.

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Faery Worlds Boxed Set

By Elle Casey, Alexia Purdy, J. L. Bryan, Tara Maya, Anthea Sharp, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

A gorgeous assortment that includes the 1st books in six fan-favorite sequence via bestselling, award-winning myth authors! notice the numerous worlds of Faerie in those novels packed with event, love, and – in fact – Fae Magic.
(Best for readers 14 and up)

THE UNFINISHED track (Book One): begin - TARA MAYA
Dindi longs to develop into a Tavaedi, one of many robust warrior-dancers who mystery magics are published simply to those that move a mysterious Initiation. the matter? No-one in Dindi's extended family has ever handed the try out. yet Dindi has a plan.

WAR OF THE FAE: booklet 1 (THE CHANGELINGS) – ELLE CASEY
Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old, and her ally, shy and bookish Tony eco-friendly, have a standard highschool lifestyles – until eventually, besides a bunch of runaway kids, they're hijacked and despatched right into a wooded area the place not anything is because it turns out. Who will emerge successful? And what is going to they be once they do?

FAIRY steel THUNDER – JL BRYAN
A teenage storage band steals tools from the fairy global and starts off spell binding crowds, yet their shortcut to good fortune quickly turns them into enemies of the treacherous Queen Mab.

FEYLAND: THE darkish REALM – ANTHEA SHARP
Faeries. computing device video games. while geographical regions collide, a hero from the incorrect facet of the tracks and the wealthy lady he's afraid to like needs to probability every little thing to defeat the damaging fey.
What if a high-tech laptop online game was once a gateway to the perilous Realm of Faerie...

FAELOREHN – JENNA ELIZABETH JOHNSON
Meghan has been unusual her whole lifestyles: her eyes switch colour and she or he sees and hears issues nobody else can. whilst the visions worsen, she is confident she has ultimately long gone loopy. that's, till the mysterious Cade indicates up with an evidence of his personal.

EVER color (A darkish FAERIE story no 1) – ALEXIA PURDY
A darkish twist on faeries. For color, an opportunity assembly with a robust Teleen Faery warrior who wields electric currents and blue fires alongside his pores and skin, has her becoming a member of him on a treacherous undertaking for the nice Seelie Faerie courtroom around the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and not anything is what it seems that to be.

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The Year's Best Horror Stories, Series I

Fourteen of the best classic, chilled to the final drop!

Features...

Robert Bloch - Double Whammy
Brian Lumley - The Sister City
Elizabeth Fancett - whilst Morning Comes
Richard Matheson - Prey
Kit Reed - Winter
E. C. Tubb - Lucifer
Eddy C. Bertin - i'm wondering What He Wanted
Peter Oldale - challenge Child
Ramsey Campbell - The Scar
Ralph Norton - Warp
Terri E. Pinckard - The Hate
Celia Fremlin - A Quiet Game
David Riley - After Nightfall
Robert McNear - Death's Door

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Blood and Other Cravings: Original Stories of Vampires and Vampirism by Today's Greatest Writers of Dark Fiction

By Ellen Datlow

When we predict of vampires, immediately the picture arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the sufferer. yet bloodsucking is purely one type of vampirism. For this brilliantly unique anthology, Ellen Datlow has commissioned tales from the various so much powerfully darkish voices in modern horror, who conjure stories of vampirism that might relax readers to the marrow.

In addition to the normal fanged vampires, Datlow offers tales in regards to the leeching of emotion, the draining of the soul, and different darkish deeds of predation and exploitation, infestation, and evisceration…tales of existence essence, literal or metaphorical, stolen.

Seventeen tales, by way of such award-winning authors as Elizabeth undergo, Richard Bowes, Kathe Koja, Margo Lanagan, Carol Emshwiller, and Lisa Tuttle will petrify readers. With darkish stories via Laird Barron, Barry Malzberg and invoice Pronzini, Kaaron Warren, and different strong voices, Blood and different Cravings will redefine the fear of vampires and vampirism.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 5

The intensity and breadth of technological know-how fiction and myth fiction maintains to alter with each passing 12 months. The twenty-nine tales selected for this e-book via award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan rigorously map this evolution, giving readers an enthralling and always-entertaining examine the superior the style has to offer.

Skyhorse Publishing, less than our evening color and Talos imprints, is proud to post a vast variety of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time trip, difficult SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), delusion (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city delusion, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each identify we post turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various staff of authors.

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