Download Before the Muses: An Anthology of Akkadian Literature, by Benjamin R. Foster PDF

By Benjamin R. Foster

2-volume set. includes annotated translations of over three hundred Babylonian and Assyrian literary compositions. between those works are compositions differently unavailable in English, formerly unpublished, or incorporating newly stumbled on fragments. one of the compositions incorporated are: Epic of production; Descent of Ishtar to the Netherworld; Atrahasis; Tukulti-Ninurta Epic; Adapa and the South Wind; Adapa and Enmerkar; Etana; Anzu; The Babylonian Theodicy; The discussion of Pessimism; The beginning Legend of Sargon of Akkad; The Gilgamesh Letter; discussion among a guy and His God; The Poem of the Righteous patient; A Sufferer's Salvation; knowledge of Ugarit; Sumero-Akkadian knowledge and Proverbs; Proverbs from Letters; Pious pupil; The Netherworld imaginative and prescient of an Assyrian Prince; Agushaya Poem; Sargon King of conflict; The Cuthaean Legend of Naram-Sin; Nergal and Eresh-kigal; Shulgi Prophecy; Agum-kakrime and the go back of Marduk; Nebuchadnezzar and Marduk; Marduk Prophecy; Antiochus Soter to Nabu; recommendation to a Prince; The King of Justice; In compliment of Babylon; Erra and Ishum; The terrible guy of Nippur; Lament for Tammuz; To Calm a child; To Recapture a Runaway Slave; To safe Brisk exchange at a Tavern; Love Lyrics of Nabu and Tashmetu; Elegy for a lady lifeless in Childbirth; Incantations opposed to ailment; Acrostic Hymn to Marduk; Prayers for Kings and Gods.

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Download Mr. Kafka: And Other Tales from the Time of the Cult by Bohumil Hrabal PDF

By Bohumil Hrabal

Terrific tales of Communist Prague by means of “the masterly Bohumil Hrabal” (The New Yorker) by no means ahead of released in English, the tales in Mr. Kafka and different stories from the Time of the Cult have been written usually within the Fifties and current the Czech grasp Bohumil Hrabal on the top of his powers. The tales seize a time whilst Czech Stalinists have been turning society the other way up, causing their social and political experiments on as a rule unwilling matters. those tales are set variously within the gas-lit streets of post-war Prague; at the raucous and hazardous manufacturing facility ground of the well-known Poldi steelworks the place Hrabal himself as soon as labored; in a cacophonous open-air dance corridor the place classical and renowned track come to blows; on the basement studio the place a crazed artist makes an attempt to model a countrywide icon; at the scaffolding round a decommissioned church. Hrabal captures women and men trapped in an eerily appealing nightmare, eager for an international the place “humor and metaphysical get away can reign supreme.” one hundred sixty p

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Download The Raffles Megapack: The Complete Tales of the Amateur by E. W. Hornung, John Kendrick Bangs PDF

By E. W. Hornung, John Kendrick Bangs

This great compilation of Raffles works provides 26 brief stories—all the stories from the unique three collections, The novice Cracksman, The Black masks, and A Thief within the Night—plus the radical Mr. Justice Raffles. additionally incorporated are 20 extra, comparable tales by way of E.W. Hornung and John Kendrick Bangs (including the adventures of Raffles' son), plus introductions, e-book covers, and notes. no matter if you're a longtime fan of the "amateur cracksman" or a newcomer to E.W. Hornung's vintage gentleman-thief, you'll locate whatever new and unique during this volume!

incorporated are:

THE IDES OF MARCH

a dressing up PIECE

gents AND PLAYERS

LE finest PAS

WILFUL MURDER

9 issues OF THE LAW

THE go back MATCH

THE reward OF THE EMPEROR

NO SINECURE

A JUBILEE PRESENT

THE destiny OF FAUSTINA

THE final LAUGH

TO seize A THIEF

AN previous FLAME

the incorrect HOUSE

THE KNEES OF THE GODS

OUT OF PARADISE

THE CHEST OF SILVER

the remainder CURE

THE CRIMINOLOGISTS' CLUB

the sector OF PHILLIPI

a nasty NIGHT

A seize TO seize A CRACKSMAN

THE SPOILS OF SACRILEGE

THE RAFFLES RELICS

THE final WORD

MR. JUSTICE RAFFLES

A VOICE within the WILDERNESS

THE BLACK gap OF GLENRANALD

"TO THE VILE DUST"

A BUSHRANGER AT BAY

THE TAKING OF STINGAREE

the honour OF THE ROAD

THE PURIFICATION OF MULFERA

A DUEL within the DESERT

THE VILLAIN-WORSHIPPER

THE MOTH AND THE STAR

the journey OF THE DORRINGTON RUBY SEAL

the journey OF MRS. BURLINGAME'S DIAMOND STOMACHER

the journey OF THE lacking PENDANTS

the journey OF THE BRASS CHECK

the journey OF THE employed BURGLAR

THE REDEMPTION OF younger BILLINGTON RAND

THE NOSTALGIA OF NERVY JIM THE SNATCHER

the journey OF ROOM 407

THE MAJOR-GENERALS PEPPER-POTS

And don't omit to go looking this book shop for "Wildside Megapack" to determine extra entries within the Megapack sequence, overlaying secret, technology fiction, westerns, and masses, even more!

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Download The Time Traveller's Almanac: The Ultimate Treasury of Time PDF

The Time Traveller's Almanac is the most important, so much definitive selection of time trip tales ever assembled. accrued into one quantity via intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, here's over a century's worthy of literary travels into earlier and the longer term.

The anthology covers thousands of years of Earth’s background - from the age of the dinosaurs to unusual and engaging futures, via to the top of Time itself. The Time Traveler’s Almanac will reacquaint readers with cherished classics and introduce them to exciting modern examples of the time trip style.

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Download The Apocalypse Reader by Justin Taylor PDF

By Justin Taylor

Those are the methods the realm ends. Thirty-four new and chosen Doomsday eventualities: a charming selection of paintings by means of canonical literary figures, modern masters, and some emerging stars, all of whom have regarded into the longer term and located it lacking. throughout limitations of position and time, those writers have a good time the range and energy of the quick tale as a kind by means of writing their very own conclusions to the tale of the realm. Obliteration hasn't ever harm so stable. individuals comprise Grace Aguilar, Steve Aylett, Robert Bradley, Dennis Cooper, Lucy Corin, Elliott David, Matthew Derby, Carol Emshwiller, Brian Evenson, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Goldberg, Theodora Goss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jared Hohl, Shelley Jackson, Ursula okay. Le Guin, Stacey Levine, Tao Lin, Kelly hyperlink, H.P. Lovecraft, Gary Lutz, Rick Moody, Michael Moorcock, Adam Nemett, Josip Novakovich, Joyce Carol Oates, Colette Phair, Edgar Allan Poe, Terese Svoboda, Justin Taylor, Lynne Tillman, Deb Olin, Unferth, H.G. Wells, Allison Whittenberg, and Diane Williams.</Div>

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Download The Debate on the Constitution Part 1: Federalist and PDF

Here, on a scale unequalled by way of any past assortment, is the extreme power and eloquence of our first nationwide political crusade: During the key complaints of the Constitutional conference in 1787, the framers created a essentially new nationwide plan to interchange the Articles of Confederation after which submitted it to conventions in every one kingdom for ratification. instantly, a fierce typhoon of argument broke. Federalist supporters, Antifederalist rivals, and seekers of a center floor strove to stability public order and private liberty as they praised, condemned, challenged, and analyzed the hot structure collecting thousands of unique texts via Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Washington, and Patrick Henry—as good as many others much less renowned today—this unmatched assortment permits readers to adventure firsthand the serious year-long fight that created what is still the world’s oldest operating nationwide charter.

Assembled the following in chronological order are hundreds of thousands of newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, and personal letters written or added within the aftermath of the Constitutional conference. in addition to commonly used figures like Franklin, Madison, Patrick Henry, Jefferson, and Washington, rankings of much less well-known voters are represented, all conversing essentially and passionately approximately govt. the main well-known writings of the ratification fight — the Federalist essays of Hamilton and Madison — are positioned of their unique context, along the arguments of capable antagonists, corresponding to "Brutus" and the "Federal Farmer."

Part One contains press polemics and personal commentaries from September 1787 to January 1788. That autumn, robust arguments have been made opposed to the recent constitution via Virginian George Mason and the still-unidentified "Federal Farmer," whereas in big apple newspapers, the Federalist essays initiated a super safety. Dozens of speeches from the country ratifying conventions convey how the "draft of a plan, not anything yet a useless letter," in Madison's phrases, had "life and validity...breathed into it through the voice of the people." integrated are the conventions in Pennsylvania, the place James Wilson faced the democratic skepticism of these representing the western frontier, and in Massachusetts, the place John Hancock and Samuel Adams cast a vital compromise that kept the rustic from years of political convulsion.

Informative notes, biographical profiles of all writers, audio system, and recipients, and a close chronology of proper occasions from 1774 to 1804 offer interesting historical past. A basic index permits readers to persist with particular subject matters, and an appendix contains the statement of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the structure (with all amendments).

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Download The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 6 PDF

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The technological know-how fiction and fable fields proceed to adapt, atmosphere new marks with every one passing 12 months. For the 6th 12 months in a row, grasp anthologist Jonathan Strahan has accumulated tales to captivate, entertain, and exhibit the superior the style has to supply. seriously acclaimed, and with a name for together with award-winning speculative fiction, the easiest technology Fiction and fable of the yr is the one significant "best of" anthology to gather either myth and technology fiction less than one cover.

Jonathan Strahan has edited greater than thirty anthologies and collections, together with The Locus Awards (with Charles N. Brown), the hot area Opera (with Gardner Dozois), and Swords and darkish Magic: the recent Sword and Sorcery.

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Download The Hard SF Renaissance PDF

Anything fascinating has been occurring in glossy SF. After a long time of misunderstanding, a few of the fields top writers were returning to the subgenre known as, approximately, challenging SF technology fiction interested by technology and know-how, frequently with robust experience plots. Now, international delusion Award-winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer current a major, authoritative anthology that maps the improvement of this manner, argues for its distinctive virtues and current pre-eminence and entertains us with a few outstanding storytelling alongside the way.
Included are significant tales through modern and vintage names like Poul Anderson, Iain M. Banks, Stephen Baxter, Greg undergo, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Donald Kingsbury, Nancy Kress, PaulMcAuley, Frederik Pohl, Larry Niven, Rudy Rucker, Charles Sheffield, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Vernor Vinge, Jack Williamson, and Gene Wolfe.The tough SF Renaissance may be an anthology that SF fanatics treasure and argue over for future years.

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Download The Year's Best Science Fiction: 28th Annual Collection PDF

Within the center of the recent millennium, worlds past our mind's eye have unfolded, blurring the road among existence and paintings. Embracing the demanding situations and probabilities of our on-line world, genetics, the universe, and past, the area of technological know-how fiction has develop into a porthole into the realities of day after today. In The Year’s top technology Fiction Twenty-eighth Annual Collection our absolute best SF authors discover rules of a brand new global with such compelling tales as:

 

“Chicken Little”: The Locus Award-winning writer Cory Doctorow exhibits us a destiny the place the wealthy retain getting richer, and intend to <U>stay</U> that way--no subject what.

 

“The Starship Mechanic”: Jay Lake and Ken Scholes sign up for forces for a wry tale that indicates us workman is just pretty much as good as his tools—and that a few of these instruments are really expert for a few very bizarre initiatives indeed.

 

“The evening Train”: The prolific author Lavie Tidhar brings us on a vibrant, violent, and weird trip at the evening educate, the place few of the passengers are what they seem like, and loss of life can strike from nowhere at any moment alongside the way…

 

The thirty-three tales during this assortment imaginatively take us a ways around the universe, into the very center of our beings, to the area of the gods, and the instant simply after now.  integrated listed here are the works of masters of the shape and of vibrant new abilities, including:

 

Nina Allan

Eleanor Arnason

Kage Baker

Stephen Baxter

Chris Beckett

Aliette de Bodard

Damien Broderick

Pat Cadigan

Brenda Cooper

Cory Doctorow

Joe Haldeman

Jim Hawkins

Alexander Jablokov

Ted Kosmatka

Jay Lake

Geoffrey A. Landis

Yoon Ha Lee,

Ian R. MacLeod

David Moles

Naomi Novik

Steven Popkes

Hannu Rajaniemi

Robert Reed

Alastair Reynolds

Ken Scholes

Allen M. Steele

Michael Swanwick

Rachel Swirsky

Lavie Tidhar

Carrie Vaughn

Peter Watts

Tad Williams

 

Supplementing the tales are the editor’s insightful summation of the year’s occasions and a long checklist of honorable mentions, making this e-book either a beneficial source and the only most sensible position within the universe to discover tales that stir the mind's eye, and the heart.

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