Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This is the inaugural book of original short stories created by the students in AP Literature and Composition at Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School. The stories written fall into various genres, such as: historical fiction, suspense, science fiction, horror, romance, mystery, ect... The students created their own worlds in which their characters inhabit. The conflicts they face, the lessons they learn, and the relationships they create are as unique as the student who wrote them.
The short stories that populate this book hold a mirror to various facets of life. They reflect a gamut of diverse emotions and moods. They display a rich variety of writing styles apt for the narrative – sombre for a serious social theme, flippant for a humorous anecdote, even a classical play format, and so on. The vibrant energy from these reflections of life turns the otherwise inanimate pages into ‘Living Pages.’
In this collection, meet: Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child; young Matthew, who stakes his life to save his home; and Fran�ois, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.
Three short stories AND read the first chapter of both the science fiction book Iron I: Too Bright the Sun, and the occult thriller Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate for Free. Vampire: Beneficence There was a short message on the piece of paper. Sunday at noon. It was signed in blood: Concilium Putus Visum A vampire races against time to gather blood for a congregation and save his young girlfriend and daughter from murder by a secret Catholic cult of assassins. Inchoate Set in prehistoric North America, this tells the story of how a delinquent time traveler calls the first Board Meeti.
The bestseller Khushwant Singh Selects Best Indian Short Stories - Volume I, offering the finest stories by India's master storytellers... The Indian short story is extraordinary in its ability to stick to the traditional rules of the craft and still demonstrate remarkable originality. It revolves around a limited number of characters, confines itself in time and space, and has a well-plotted narrative that drives its central theme. Within the traditional framework, however, creativity flowers, and what emerges is a story that is marked with freshness and imagination. This volume is chock-full with such stories, written by authors well known in their regional languages as well as those who made names for themselves in English literary circles. Carefully selected by Khushwant Singh, India's literary giant, these pieces represent the best of Indian writing from around the country. Contributors include - M.J. Akbar, Mulk Raj Anand, Kabir Bedi, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Margaret Bhatty, Ruskin Bond, Krishan Chander, Suresh Chopra, Ismat Chugtai, Kamala Das, Manoj Das, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, K.S. Duggal, Wendy Fernandes, Colleen Gantzer, Hugh Gantzer, Balwant Gargi, Qurratulain Hyder, Abdul Jabbar and Amrita Pritam.
Science Fiction Anthology of Short Stories Inspired by Muslim Cultures
Author: Muhammad Ahmad
Islamicates is the first in a series of planned anthologies of sci-fi short fiction inspired by Muslim cultures. The anthology consists of twelve stories which were chosen from submissions to the Islamicate Science Fiction Short Story Contes. The contents of the story range from algorithms that allow humans to predict the future, mathematical patterns based on sacred texts, military time travel missions in India to a far future where religion is outlawed on some planets.