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Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Jules Verne,H. G. Wells,Edgar Rice Burroughs,Jack London,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN Code: : 1626868190
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 1024
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Blast off into the unknown with this collection of ten classical works of science fiction and fantasy. Long before we ventured into outer space or explored the most remote regions of the planet, writers have spun stories of what might lie in those unknown worlds, or what awaits humanity in the future. Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy is a collection of ten novels and short stories that blazed the trail for the popular genre. Works by acclaimed authors such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, and H. P. Lovecraft will transport the reader to distant places and times—and set the imagination ablaze!

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The antecedents of fantasy literature extend back to the very beginnings of storytelling itself, but modern fantasy became recognizable as a distinct literary form only in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with the publication of the novels of William Morris and the short stories of Lord Dunsany. The emphasis by these writers and their successors on ideal and sometimes less than ideal places and peoples who exist only in a realm of pure imagination laid the foundation for later works by J. R. R. Tolkien and many others. Book jacket.

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  • Book Code : 1328834530
  • Total of Pages : 384
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Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about space ships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor N. K. Jemisin, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Jemisin bringing her lyrical, endlessly curious point of view to the series’ latest edition.

The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin

By Lisa Yaszek
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  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Book Code : 1598535854
  • Total of Pages : 475
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 361
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Space-opera heroines, gender-bending aliens, post-apocalyptic pregnancies, changeling children, interplanetary battles of the sexes, and much more: a groundbreaking new collection of classic American science fiction by women from the 1920s to the 1960s SF-expert Lisa Yaszek presents the biggest and best survey of the female tradition in American science fiction ever published, a thrilling collection of twenty-five classic tales. From Pulp Era pioneers to New Wave experimentalists, here are over two dozen brilliant writers ripe for discovery and rediscovery, including Leslie F. Stone, Judith Merril, Leigh Brackett, Kit Reed, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr., and Ursula K. Le Guin. Imagining strange worlds and unexpected futures, looking into and beyond new technologies and scientific discoveries, in utopian fantasies and tales of cosmic horror, these women created and shaped speculative fiction as surely as their male counterparts. Their provocative, mind-blowing stories combine to form a thrilling multidimensional voyage of literary-feminist exploration and recovery. CONTENTS Introduction by LISA YASZEK CLARE WINGER HARRIS The Miracle of the Lily (1928) LESLIE F. STONE The Conquest of Gola (1931) C. L. MOORE The Black God’s Kiss (1934) LESLIE PERRI Space Episode (1941) JUDITH MERRIL That Only a Mother (1948) WILMAR H. SHIRAS In Hiding (1948) KATHERINE MACLEAN Contagion (1950) MARGARET ST. CLAIR The Inhabited Men (1951) ZENNA HENDERSON Ararat (1952) ANDREW NORTH All Cats Are Gray (1953) ALICE ELEANOR JONES Created He Them (1955) MILDRED CLINGERMAN Mr. Sakrison’s Halt (1956) LEIGH BRACKETT All the Colors of the Rainbow (1957) CAROL EMSHWILLER Pelt (1958) ROSEL GEORGE BROWN Car Pool (1959) ELISABETH MANN BORGESE For Sale, Reasonable (1959) DORIS PITKIN BUCK Birth of a Gardner (1961) ALICE GLASER The Tunnel Ahead (1961) KIT REED The New You (1962) JOHN JAY WELLS & MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Another Rib (1963) SONYA DORMAN When I Was Miss Dow (1966) KATE WILHELM Baby, You Were Great (1967) JOANNA RUSS The Barbarian (1968) JAMES TIPTREE JR. The Last Flight of Dr. Ain (1969) URSULA K. LE GUIN Nine Lives (1969)

Perfect Days

By Raphael Montes
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0143196480
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 331
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A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of one of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writers Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver--that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. She's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo begins to stalk her, first following to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, Teo kidnaps her, and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he keeps digging himself deeper, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley--a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath and the English-language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers.

Classic Tales of Horror

By Editors of Canterbury Classics
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626865043
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 824
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Spine-tingling tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat! This chilling collection of scary stories will keep you awake for hours! Psychological horrors, disturbing dramas, and gruesome ghosts compose this compendium of confessions made in the dead of night. From vampires and a monkey paw to an unstoppable heart and haunting apparitions, anecdotes of supernatural terror will have you turning pages long past the witching hour. Allow famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Henry James, Washington Irving, and more to prey upon your emotions and peace of mind at slumber parties and camping trips, or anytime you want to end the night with a delightful fright!

Zombies!

By Stephen Jones
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626364400
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 584
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From master editor of horror anthologies Stephen Jones comes this collection of twenty-six stories to make your skin crawl. Within this terrifying tome, you’ll discover classic tales of the macabre, memorable yarns culled from the pages of pulp magazines, original stories by some of the greatest minds in horror, and two novellas not published anywhere else. Living corpses intervene in a production of Twelfth Night. An undead suitor pursues his beloved. Desperate mortals fight to survive a night of the undead. It’s all inside. And it’s coming for you. Zombie tales by: Clive Barker Robert Bloch Ramsey Campbell H. P. Lovecraft Joe R. Lansdale J. Sheridan Le Fanu Edgar Allan Poe And many more Fans of The Walking Dead and World War Z, brace yourselves. These phenomenal stories from horror masters will get inside your head and leave you wanting more.

A Wolf at the Door

By Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442460393
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 264
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These are not your mother's fairy tales... Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you. Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing -- but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.

Black God's Kiss

By C.L. Moore
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  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Book Code : 1682301168
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
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Meet “the first lady of sword-and-sorcery, Jirel of Joiry . . . in all her ferocious mailed glory and defiance” in these classic tales from a sci-fi pioneer (Tor.com). Originally published in the legendary magazine Weird Tales in 1934, C. L. Moore’s Jirel of Joiry is fantasy’s first true strong female protagonist, as well as one of the most striking and memorable characters to come out of the golden age of science fiction and fantasy. Published alongside landmark stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, the six classic stories included in this volume prove that C. L. Moore’s Jirel is a rival to Conan the Barbarian and Elric of Melniboné, making Black God’s Kiss an essential addition to any fantasy library. “I was looking for tales of dire conflict, hot-blooded honor and impetuosity, leadership and courage—all the qualities that my culture told me were reserved for males . . . what a joy it was to run across Jirel, who at some levels of my soul I longed desperately to be.” —Suzy McKee Charnas, Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author

The Big Book of Science Fiction

By Jeff VanderMeer,Ann Vandermeer
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101910100
  • Total of Pages : 1216
  • Category : Fiction
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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! • "Nearly 1,200 pages of stories by the genre’s luminaries, like H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as lesser-known authors." —The New York Times Book Review What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

Masterpieces

By Orson Scott Card
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110120818X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 780
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A collection of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov • Arthur C. Clarke • Robert A. Heinlein • Ursula K. Le Guin • Ray Bradbury • Frederik Pohl • Harlan Ellison • George Alec Effinger • Brian W. Aldiss • William Gibson & Michael Swanwick • Theodore Sturgeon • Larry Niven • Robert Silverberg • Harry Turtledove • James Blish • George R. R. Martin • James Patrick Kelly • Karen Joy Fowler • Lloyd Biggle, Jr. • Terry Bisson • Poul Anderson • John Kessel • R.A. Lafferty • C.J. Cherryh • Lisa Goldstein • Edmond Hamilton In much of the science fiction of the past, the twenty-first century existed only in the writers’ imaginations. Now that it’s here, it’s time to take a look back at the last one hundred years in science fiction through the works of the most celebrated and acclaimed authors of the century—to see where we’ve been and just how far we’ve come. Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today...and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity’s place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come.

Monster of Monsters: The Vampire Coach- Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror Flash Fiction #12

By Kristie Lynn Higgins
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  • Publisher : Kristie Lynn Higgins
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 640
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Monster of Monsters: The Vampire Coach Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 350 words This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction series is a peek into the world of Monster of Monsters and shows Controller talking with Green Serpent, one of the Coaches, before a demented game is about to start. The Monster of Monsters series is inspired by some of Universal Classic Monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man, the Mummy, and the Wolf Man and other classic movies like the Spider Woman, Earth vs The Spider, Eight Legged Freaks, the Spider, Tarantula, Arachnid, and Arachnophobia. The Monster of Monsters series center around a demented game that has been going on for centuries. No one has ever won the game but that's about to change as someone new enters the game and not by accident. Check out more about the series by going to Monster of Monsters #1 Part One: Mortem's Opening. New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. My novels, novellas, short stories, and flash fiction range from science fiction, fantasy, action-adventure, horror with elements of mystery, thriller, suspense, dark fantasy, gothic, a mix of fairy tales, legends, and epic fantasy. Explore my worlds of magic, tech, werewolf, sword and sorcery, killer robots, UFO, witches, dragon baby, undead, demented games, vampires, villains, flying saucers, post-apocalyptic, dungeons and dragons, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, assassins, monsters, androids, leviathan, dystopian adventure, aliens, curse of the mummy, mutants, warlocks, dragon riders, sorcerer, superheroes, dystopia society, zombies, mutant creatures, warriors, sorceress, apocalyptic adventures, Pharaoh king, mad scientist, etc.

Cryptofiction - A Collection of Fantastical Short Stories of Sea Monsters, Were-Wolves, and Other Mysterious Creatures

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473369991
  • Total of Pages : 1016
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 864
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These early works by various authors were originally published between the late 16th century and early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introduction as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Cryptofiction - Volume I.' contains a collection of short stories that include 'The Mark of the Beast' by Rudyard Kipling, 'The Eyes of the Panther' by Ambrose Bierce, 'In the Avu Observatory' by H. G. Wells, and many other classic tales of strange creatures. The genre of cryptofiction has grown up in the shadow of its older brothers, science fiction and fantasy, and specialises in the concept of mysterious creatures such as sea monsters, wolf-men, and lost pre-historic creatures. Cryptofiction takes its name from another, non-literary practice: cryptozoology. This is generally regarded as a pseudoscience by mainstream scientists, relying as it does upon anecdotal, often unverifiable evidence. However, it still boasts many enthusiasts, and continues to exert considerable artistic allure. Cryptofiction is here to stay, and the stories in this collection map the development of a genre which is as strange as it is fascinating. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

The Second Algernon Blackwood Megapack

By Algernon Blackwood
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434442985
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 643
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The Second Algernon Blackwood Megapack collects 28 more classic tales of the supernatural by one of the greatest ghost story writers of all time. Included in this volume are: SKELETON LAKE SMITH: AN EPISODE IN A LODGING-HOUSE A SUSPICIOUS GIFT THE EMPTY HOUSE THE LISTENER MAY DAY EVE CARLTON'S DRIVE IF THE CAP FITS— THE MAN WHO PLAYED UPON THE LEAF OLD CLOTHES THE ECCENTRICITY OF SIMON PARNACUTE THE GOLDEN FLY THE TRANSFER THE ATTIC THE GLAMOUR OF THE SNOW SAND H.S.H. A DESERT EPISODE BY WATER THE GOBLIN'S COLLECTION A BIT OF WOOD AN EGYPTIAN HORNET CAIN'S ATONEMENT THE OTHER WING THE DANCE OF DEATH THE GARDEN OF SURVIVAL A CASE OF EAVESDROPPING CLAIRVOYANCE And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!

The Craig Kennedy Scientific Detective MEGAPACK ®

By Arthur B. Reeve,R. Austin Freeman,John Russell Fearn,Cleveland Moffett,Samuel Hopkins Adams,Brander Matthews,Stacy Aumonier,C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne,L. T. Meade,Robert Eustace,Clifford Halifax
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434448657
  • Total of Pages : 4816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 620
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The Craig Kennedy Scientific Detective Megapack collects 25 novels and stories. 14 are Craig Kennedy tales, plus there is 1 additional story from the same author and 10 by contemporaries of Arthur B. Reeve. They all share the same spirit of detection. Included are: INTRODUCTION: ABOUT ARTHUR B. REEVE AND HIS CRAIG KENNEDY STORIES THE SILENT BULLET, by Arthur B. Reeve THE WAR TERROR, by Arthur B. Reeve THE TREASURE-TRAIN, by Arthur B. Reeve GUY GARRICK, by Arthur B. Reeve THE SOCIAL GANGSTER, by Arthur B. Reeve THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE, by Arthur B. Reeve THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE, by Arthur B. Reeve THE POISONED PEN, by Arthur B. Reeve THE EAR IN THE WALL, by Arthur B. Reeve GOLD OF THE GODS, by Arthur B. Reeve THE DREAM DOCTOR, by Arthur B. Reeve THE FILM MYSTERY, by Arthur B. Reeve CONSTANCE DUNLAP, by Arthur B. Reeve THE MASTER MYSTERY, by Arthur B. Reeve THE CONSPIRATORS, by Arthur B. Reeve WITHOUT WITNESSES, by L. T. Meade and Clifford Halifax A MASTER OF MYSTERIES, by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace THE SECRET OF EMU PLAIN, by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace THE TRAGEDY OF A THIRD SMOKER, by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne MISS BRACEGIRDLE DOES HER DUTY, by Stacy Aumonier THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, by Brander Matthews THE FLYING DEATH, by Samuel Hopkins Adams THROUGH THE WALL, by Cleveland Moffett THE COPPER BULLET, by John Russell Fearn JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES, by R. Austin Freeman And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for more entries in the Megapack series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, adventure, westerns, ghost stories, mysteries -- and much, much more!

The Classic Science Fiction Collection

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788881699
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  • Category : Fiction
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For more than 100 years, science fiction writers have told tales of alien encounters and fascinating technologies and warned of the dangers of dystopian governments. From Victorians experimenting with time travel to pioneers exploring the depths of space, the stories collected here are a tribute to the imagination of the inventors of the modern science fiction genre. Some tales are filled with boundless optimism for the ingenuity of humanity while others provide fearful warnings of the risks of war and the dangers of technology. In the late 19th century, writers across the world began looking to the future. In France, Jules Verne explored the possibilities of future technology and the wonders of exploration in his novels Journey to the Centre of the Earthand Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In England, H. G. Wells established himself as one of the founders of science fiction with his novels The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. They were both also prolific short story writers. Others followed suit. In Bengal, the feminist Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain used her fiction to advance women's rights and education. In the United States, Jack London found science fiction the perfect way to express some of his unique political ideas. By the end of World War I, science fiction had established itself as a major genre. With the birth of the pulp magazine came a slew of accomplished writers - authors such as George Griffith, John Ulrich Giesy, Homer Eon Flint, Cyril G. Wates and others excelled at the short story, able to experiment and create a sense of wonder in their fascinating tales. This collection includes stories by: Grant Allen Stephen Vincent Benét Miles J. Breuer Thornton DeKy Francis Flagg Homer Eon Flint John Ulrich Giesy George Griffith Austin Hall Will Harben Nathaniel Hawthorne Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Rudyard Kipling Jack London Edward Page Mitchell Garrett P. Serviss Charles B. Stilson Jules Verne Cyril G. Wates Stanley G. Weinbaum H. G. Wells

Violet Made of Thorns

By Gina Chen
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0593427556
  • Total of Pages : 369
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 661
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"Beautifully vicious. Perfect for the fairytale reader who has always wanted the heroine to grow sharp teeth and bite Prince Charming."—Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove. Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it. But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus. Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can't change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.