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Barry Westphall Crashes The Singularity

  [english | 2002]  

James Patrick Kelly


Excerpts: [... Westphall says, the brain is a quantum device. He licks a brown dribble from the corner of his mouth. Capable of accessing the entire field of space-time ...... phone rings in the kitchen the bartender leaves Westphall to answer it. Of course, these dimensions aren't easily folded, says Westphall. Takes ...... cryogenically frozen corpse, repositions it and inserts. A rosette of ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 429

Bartleby El Escribiente

  [spanish | 1853]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Narra la historia un abogado de nombre desconocido que tiene su oficina en Wall Street Nueva York quien segn sus propias palabras en la tranquilidad de un cmodo retiro trabaja cmodamente con los ttulos de propiedad de los hombres ricos con hipotecas y obligaciones. Tiene tres empleados con los apodos de Turkey (Pavo) Nippers (Tenazas) y Ginger Nut (Nuez de jengibre) a los cuales describe en la ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 218

Bartleby The Scrivener

  [english | 1856]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [The narrator an elderly lawyer who has a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages title deeds and bonds relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known.The narrator already employs two scriveners Nippers and Turkey. Nippers suffers from chronic indigestion and Turkey is a drunk but the office survives because in the mornings Turkey is sober even though Nippers is ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 373

Basil And Cleopatra

  [english | 1929]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (xxv-xxvi).]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 180

Basil The Freshest Boy

  [english | 1928]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (xxv-xxvi).]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 163

Basilissa

  [english | 1914]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... run up to the Lancashire fells, and from one window, by craning your neck, you could catch a glimpse of the sea. It was all hung, too, with a Chinese ...... The dream-room was not unlike these, for there was the scent of a wood fire and there were dancing shadows, but he could not see clearly the walls or ...... heart. Not even to Uncle Appleby would he tell them when that ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 281

Be It Ever Thus

  [english | 1954]  

Robert Moore Williams


Summary: [Robert Moore Williams (1907?1977) born in Farmington Missouri was an American writer primarily of science fiction. Pseudonyms included John S Browning H. H. Hermon Russell Storm and E. K. Jarvis (a house name). His first published story was Zero as a Limit which appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1937 under the pseudonym of Robert Moore. He was a prolific author throughout his career with ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 437

Beasleys Christmas Party

  [english | 1909]  

Newton Booth Tarkington


Summary: [Beasley S Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington. This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 302

Beasts And Super Beasts

  [english | 1914]  

Saki


Summary: [Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914. The title parodies that of George Bernard Shaws Man and Superman. Along with The Chronicles of Clovis Beasts and Super-Beasts is one of Sakis best-known works. It was his final collection of stories before his death in World War I and several of its ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | short storiesDownloads: 300

Because Of The Dollars

  [english | 1914]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published by Random House in 1997 is the last book written by renowned American astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan before his death in 1996. The book is a collection of essays Sagan wrote covering diverse topics like global warming the population explosion extraterrestrial life morality and the abortion ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 239

Before Egypt

  [english | 1957]  

Ek Jarvis


Summary: [Amelia Peabodys Egypt : A Compendium is a 2003 non-fiction book edited by Elizabeth Peters and Kristen Whitbread. It provides background and commentary for the settings customs and characters in the Peters series of mystery novels featuring Amelia Peabody which take place in Victorian-era Egypt.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 494

Benediction

  [english | 1920]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... then I'll be here just waiting and hoping for every long dream of you to come true. Howard. She had read the letter so many times that she knew it ...... for flowered bushes or wild climbing garden. Some of the trees were very gay and young, but the monastery trees were older than the monastery which, ...... novices were being batted out by a fourth, amid great chasings and ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 309

Benefactor

  [english | 1958]  

George Smith


Summary: [We can anticipate that robots will be fiercely resented at first in a society that will see them as the latest--and an indestructible--widespread threat to the workers whom they will replace. The men who will seek to alter the status quo will be called robot lovers and stoned. But what happens next?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 188

Benito Cereno

  [spanish | 1855]  

Herman Melville


Excerpts: [... encontrarse un solo barco, era costumbre entre marineros pac'ificos de todas las naciones. Considerando la soledad y el desamparo del lugar, y la clase ...... como si, por el hecho de estar ellos forzados a vivir de pan negro, consideraran equitativo que toda persona que se les acercase estuviera ...... o m'as bien en un ca~n'on cargado, que no tiene nada que decir hasta que ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 291

Berenice

  [french | 1835]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... joie qu'est n'e le chagrin soit que le souvenir du bonheur pass'e fasse l'angoisse d'aujourd'hui, soit que les agonies qui sont tirent leur origine ...... - mais plus sp'ecialement dans la galerie des vieux tableaux, - dans la physionomie de la biblioth`eque, - et enfin dans la nature toute particuli`ere ...... de tous les jours, mais positivement mon unique et enti`ere existence ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 72

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

  [english | 1920]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Summary: [Collections of Fitzgeralds stories and Selected works about F. Scott Fitzgerald: p. xxxix-xl.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 298

Beside Still Waters

  [english | 1953]  

Robert Sheckley


Summary: [When people talk about getting away from it all they are usually thinking about our great open spaces out west. But to science fiction writers that would be practically in the heart of Times Square. When a man of the future wants solitude he picks a slab of rock floating in space four light years east of Andromeda. Here is a gentle little story about a man who sought the solitude of such a ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 305

Between Friends

  [english | 1914]  

Robert William Chambers


Summary: [Friends Lovers Chocolate is the second of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith set in Edinburgh Scotland and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. It was first published in 2005 and is the sequel to The Sunday Philosophy Club.]
Genres: [fiction | romance | short storiesDownloads: 227

Beyond Lies The Wub

  [english | 1952]  

Philip Dick


Summary: [The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and The Myth of Jewish Control is a book written by Abraham Foxman the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 499

Beyond Pandora

  [english | 1962]  

Robert Martin


Summary: [The ideal way to deal with a pest--any menace--is of course to make it useful to you....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 175
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