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  • Selected Stories

    Wondrous, horrifying, achingly human: The best short stories by “one of the greatest writers of science fiction and fantasy who ever lived” (Stephen King).One of science fiction’s most beloved trailblazers, Hugo and Nebula–Award winning author Theodore Sturgeon wrote novels and short fiction that inspired and amazed readers and critics alike.In Selected Stories, thirteen of Sturgeon’s very best ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Catalogue for the End of Humanity

    For generations, a family has lived with Death in their library. An old lighthouse keeper picks through the Beach, where all things forgotten wash up. A young girl discovers the stars are going out, one by one.Stories about death, endings, and finding hope somewhere in between.A collection of published and original fiction, including 'Two Robots at the End of the World', selected for Utopia's 5 ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Falling for the Forbidden

    Whether it's your best friend's brother, your boss, your family's greatest enemy, or even the prince, somehow, falling for someone forbidden makes it even more irresistible. Grab this collection of 10 steamy romances that will have you falling for the forbidden.Collection includes:Royally Complicated by Gwyn McNamee and Christy AndersonWicked With the Professor by Stella BellaIllicit Temptations ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Anything With Nothing

    Edited by Mercedes Lackey ...
    Book 17 - Valdemar Anthologies
    This 17th anthology of short stories set in the beloved Valdemar high fantasy universe features tales by debut and established authors and a brand-new story from Mercedes Lackey.The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages—and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Thousand Doors of Midnight Manor

    Welcome to Midnight Manor... A place where dreams and nightmares are behind every doorOnce a year the famed Midnight Manor opens for the lucky few that find it, offering redempton, chaos and the guests hearts desire... if they are willing to search for it.Join fourteen authors as they weave short tales of the macabre, the sexy, the evil and beauty for those that pass through their doors.Because ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Risk Worth Taking

    by Jessica Joyce ...
    "Deliciously sexy and unbearably tender." - Mazey Eddings, author of The Plus OneClaire Ashford has always led a careful life—her family didn't nickname her Claireful for nothing. But after ending a relationship that was equal parts safe and unfulfilling, she recognizes just how much her caution has cost her and dedicates herself to leaving her Claireful ways behind. Her first chance to take a ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Wednesday's Child


    by Yiyun Li ...
    A new collection—about loss, alienation, aging, and the strangeness of contemporary life—by the award-winning, and inimitable, author of The Book of Goose.A grieving mother makes a spreadsheet of everyone she’s lost. Elsewhere, a professor develops a troubled intimacy with her hairdresser. And every year, a restless woman receives an email from a strange man twice her age and several states away. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ficciones

    Translated by Anthony Bonner ...
    Borges’s composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object-his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant, burnished instrument, and it is quite adequate to the extreme demands his baroque imagination makes of it . . . . Absolutely and most vividly original.”-Saturday ReviewThe seventeen pieces in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Exeunt Murderers

    The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher

    A collection of puzzling whodunits featuring Sister Ursula and Nick Noble, from the author of Nine Times Nine and “a fine craftsman” (Ellery Queen).Anthony Boucher was a literary renaissance man: an Edgar Award–winning mystery reviewer, an esteemed editor of the Hugo Award–winning Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, a prolific scriptwriter of radio mystery programs, and an accomplished writer ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar

    Edited by Mercedes Lackey ...
    Book 7 - Valdemar Anthologies
    In March 1987, a young author from Oklahoma published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen. This modest book about a magical land called Valdemar was the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include more than two dozen titles. Now readers can travel to the world of Valdemar with Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, Rosemary Edghill, Judith Tarr, and ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Drifting House

    by Krys Lee ...
    An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction.Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.In the title story, children escaping ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • The Ballad of the Sad Café

    And Other Stories

    A Southern woman is undone by love and gossip in the classic novella, one of seven stories in this “brilliant . . . panorama of remarkable talent” (The New York Times).One of the most celebrated and enduringly popular works in Southern literature, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of love and ... Read more

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  • Kissing by the Misteltoe

    by Cora Lee ...
    Book 3 - Maitland Maidens
    She wants to marry. He wants to marry her. Will a faux courtship bring them together or break their hearts?Maddie Hayward has been actively looking for a husband for nearly three years, but no gentleman will spare her more than a smile. Everyone thinks she’s destined to wed Kit Mathison...except neither of them is interested in a romance with the other. When Kit and his family come to visit the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Endangered Species

    Short Stories

    by Gene Wolfe ...
    Gene Wolfe, whose tetralogy The Book of the New Sun was the most acclaimed science fiction work of the 1980s, offered his second collection of short fiction in 1990 to universal acclaim.This is a hefty volume of over 30 unforgettable stories in a variety of genres-- SF, fantasy, horror, mainstream-many of them offering variations on themes and situations found in folklore and fairy tales, and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

    Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post)Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the pantheon of horror fiction. Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • From the Fifteenth District


    by Mavis Gallant ...
    “A fine-tuned and elegant collection” from the prize-winning author of Paris Stories (Kirkus Reviews).Mavis Gallant has a unique talent for distilling the sense of otherness one feels abroad into something tangible and utterly understandable. In this collection, she relates the stories of those stranded in relationships, places, and even times in which they don’t belong.In “The Moslem Wife” a ... Read more

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  • Dusty Zebra

    And Other Stories

    series The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak
    Tales of science fiction and adventure from the Hugo Award–winning author of Way Station and City.The long and prolific career of Clifford D. Simak cemented him as one of the formative voices of the science fiction and fantasy genre. The third writer to be named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, his literary legacy stands alongside those of Robert A. Heinlein and Ray ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Complete Works of Saki (Delphi Classics)

    Book 17 - Delphi Series Two
    Hector Hugh Munro, better known by his pen name writer ‘Saki’, was a master of the short story, whose witty, mischievous and macabre tales satirised Edwardian society and culture. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Saki’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Bride of the Innisfallen

    And Other Stories

    by Eudora Welty ...
    A collection of short stories from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of classic American southern literature.Combining stories set in the rural south, Eudora Welty’s own special province, and stories with a European locale, which give a wider range to her fiction, The Bride of Innisfallen demonstrates the remarkable talent of one of the finest short story writers of our time.The gentle wit of the ... Read more

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  • Disruptions


    An exquisite new collection from a Pulitzer Prize–winning master of the short story, the culmination of a five-decade career: work that takes us beneath the placid surface of suburban life into the elusive strangeness of the everydayHere are eighteen stories of astonishing range and precision. A housewife drinks alone in her Connecticut living room. A guillotine glimmers above a sleepy town green. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Golden Apples

    by Eudora Welty ...
    This collection of short stories of the Mississippi Delta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author is “a work of art” (The New York Times Book Review).Here in Morgana, Mississippi, the young dream of other places; the old can tell you every name on every stone in the cemetery on the town’s edge; and cuckolded husbands and love-starved piano teachers share the same paths. It’s also where one neighbor ... Read more

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  • Blue Christmas

    Who says the holidays being joy?Christmas used to be a joyous time for Judi Straub, but that was before her parents passed away and her siblings became too busy to socialize with their old maid sister. Holidays spent with friends were a nightmare. Then one late December Judi won an all-expense-paid trip to Puerto Rico where Harry Powell swept her off her feet. But her fantasy of happily-ever-after ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Record of a Night too Brief

    Translated by Lucy North ...
    Book 3 - Japanese Novellas
    Akutagawa Prize-winning stories about unsettling loss and romance from one of Japan’s most celebrated contemporary writers—for fans of Haruki Murakami and Banana YoshimotoIn a dreamlike adventure, one woman travels through an apparently unending night with a porcelain girlfriend, mist-monsters and villainous monkeys; a sister mourns her invisible brother whom only she can still see, while the rest ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Raising Baby Smog

    Janay Garner and her grandmother, Suzie Louise Garner, are in need of better air quality when a strange little boy, Tye, shows up on their doorstep after an intense storm. This little guy feeds on air pollution and as he grows, Janay must try to advocate for better air quality in their town and try to hinder her new adopted brother's need for messing up their environment. What will happen to their ... Read more

    $0.99 USD