Containing twelve hard science fiction stories, The Truth and Other Stories is like peering into the future through the lens of the past. Most of the stories were written in the late 1950s to mid-1960s with one from 1976 and another from 1993. Many are amazingly prescient with their guesses
With sixteen paranormal tales, Weird Women Vol 2 is sure to contain something that will enthrall you. Famous female writers, like Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, Edith Wharton, and Zora Neale Hurston are included among the forgotten female authors. The tales vary in length from eight to forty-four pages. The
Halloween Party Murder is what you get in each of these three cozy mystery novellas. All three are part of a larger series: Lucy Stone Mysteries, Hayley Powell Food and Cocktail Mysteries, and Maine Clambake Mysteries. First up, Lucy decorates a decrepit mansion for her charity. Each room is setup
The Intellectual Devotional presents 365 short chapters displaying what humanity has learned, created, and achieved during its time on Earth. The book covers seven subjects— one for each day of the week. Monday-History Tuesday-Literature Wednesday-Visual Arts Thursday-Science Friday-Music Saturday-Philosophy Sunday-Religion After taking every Appreciation class offered at my community college,
Venus in the Blind Spot is an excellent horror manga story collection that is highly recommended for its original plots. Someone is killing the young people in Japan! Killing, undressing, and stitching them together with fishing line. It occurs whenever two or more people gather together. A group called Billions
Final Cuts is an anthology of eighteen “all new dark and strange fiction inspired by cinema and television.” As with all anthologies, the stories vary in skill-level. However, these tales also swing wildly in genre. All have horror settings or themes. But some are also thrillers, fantasy, and romances. My
It’s the Mystery Writers of America’s seventy-fifth anniversary! To celebrate they are throwing a party and we’re all invited. Luckily, we readers get the present—an anthology of nineteen short stories by the best mystery writers around. All the stories have an anniversary theme. In fact, they are all Deadly Anniversaries.
I think I’m missing something here. Despite thinking the Mensa test was easy, I just don’t understand the stories within Something that may Shock and Discredit You. That may mean I am discredited, when I wanted to be shocked. I feel that there is probably a brilliantly funny undertow running
As indicated, this book does contain the Best American Magazine Writing 2019. All seventeen stories are winners or finalists in prestigious writing competitions. The stories are all non-fiction. The subjects vary from porn presidents to life in prison to end of life choices. My personal favorite is “How to be
The Big Book of Reel Murders is chockful of well-known authors like Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, and W. Somerset Maugham. Even better, it has some of my favorite silver-age short story writers from 1950-1989 Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen mystery magazines like Cornell Woolrich and Stanley Ellin.