Books published in 2001

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Amnesia Mist Memoir

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... cat feet. He couldn't have been more wrong. Fog lumbers in like a hung-over logger at the tail-end of a four-day drunk. Fog is the embodiment of forgetfulness. ...... the thing or whether it really existed or not. Fog slips. It falls over hills and rolls down sidewalks, shaking trees and misting the windows of parked cars. ...... decided that it was more important to the Earth than ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 492

Dans Le Fondu Des Mots

  [french | 2001]  

Huguette Bertrand


Excerpts: [... efforts by volunteers, to maintain or increase our production and reach our goals. International donations are accepted. For more information ...... protected, and since the. materials and methods you use will effect the Project's reputation, your right to copy and distribute it is limited by ...... The etext, when displayed, is clearly readable, and does *not* contain characters ...]
Genres: [poetry | post 1930Downloads: 35

Dark Jubilee

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... battle were returned to their previous owners. Jubilee was a time of renewal and madness. A time to burn the fields - both physical and metaphysical. When ...... of the House of Representatives are replaced with gogo boys and peep show girls. The president's cabinet and supreme court find themselves bumping ...... becomes illegal to carry an umbrella while eating sushi. It is, ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 30

Fiddler

  [english | 2001]  

H Courreges Leblanc


Summary: [I guess its about as decent as can be for 1700 words]
Genres: [creative commons | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 248

Interspecies Communication

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... no one had seen before. Very intelligent. Very aggressive. The species resembled some of the nastier Austrian varieties with their snarling pincer ...... of being a foresty dung brown like those European beetles, however, this new species was a deep, peculiar purple with streaks of red along it back, ...... Should he Latinize his own name and name the insect for himself? After all, ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 460

Iron Wit

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Summary: [Iron John: A Book About Men is a book by American Poet Robert Bly published in 1990 by Addison-Wesley. It analyzes Iron John a Brothers Grimm fairy tale in Joseph Campbell fashion to find lessons especially meaningful to men. Bly believes that this fairy tale contains lessons from the past of great importance to modern men. It builds upon material in What Do Men Really Want?: A New Age Interview ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 346

Le Jardin Des Os

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Summary: [The Garden of Abdul Gasazi is a best-selling childrens picture book written in 1979 by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. It tells the story of how young Alan Mitz loses Fritz a dog he is caring for when Fritz runs away and disappears into the garden of Abdul Gasazi the Great a retired dog-hating magician. When Alan meets Mr. Gasazi and asks him to give Fritz back a spell seems to be cast ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 230

Lotus Alley

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... houses for six nights running. She passed spirit houses everyday - on her way to work, when buying groceries, and on her increasingly infrequent ...... store near her apartment and bought a small cake to leave at the spirit house by her front door. Sirikit made this small offering every day ...... the sweltering summer, when the drunks used to fight below her window after the bars ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 296

Maelstrom

  [english | 2001]  

Peter Watts


Summary: [An enormous tidal wave on the west coast of North America has just killed thousands. Lenie Clarke in a black wetsuit walks out of the ocean onto a Pacific Northwest beach filled with the oppressed and drugged homeless of the Asian world who have gotten only this far in their attempt to reach America. Is she a monster or a goddess? One thing is for sure: all hell is breaking loose.This dark ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 195

Mouse Lights

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... lights, mostly, lovingly repaired and strung down both sides of the tiled tunnel. They twinkle, dime store constellations in the gloom. Their candy-colored ...... derelict, hand-made train: Waterford crystal windows, soft, lamb leather seats and mother-of-pearl handles on the sliding doors. The old pneumatic-tube ...... on the station by mistake. The Optic Kid had walked off with ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 197

Pleasure Cruise

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Excerpts: [... of the annual Wagner festival, so he found himself on the Ammon Ra, a gilt airship drifting luxuriously from Cairo towards Berlin. The seats in the ...... nouveau riche corporate psychics-were shooting angels off the starboard side of the craft. Burning cherubim fell screaming along ...... memory merchants were clogging the club car, debating prices in obscure hand signs and ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 219

Speaking Up

  [english | 2001]  

Richard Kadrey


Summary: [Public Speaking and Influencing Men In Business is a public speaking book written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1913 with numerous revised editions published later. The main focus of this book is to present a thorough understanding of the principles of public speaking as well as guidance into conquering the fears attributed to public speaking.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 157

Stranger Things Happen

  [english | 2001]  

Kelly Link


Summary: [This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link takes fairy tales and cautionary tales dictators and extraterrestrials amnesiacs and honeymooners revenants and readers alike on a voyage into new strange and wonderful territory. The girl detective must go to the underworld to solve the case of the tap-dancing bank robbers. A librarian falls in love with a girl whose father collects ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 244

Super Man And The Bug Out

  [english | 2001]  

Cory Doctorow


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 | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 192

The Ant King A California Fairy Tale

  [english | 2001]  

Benjamin Rosenbaum


Summary: [Pilgrims Progress meets California corporate and geeks out in a video game. This story is creative fun and not the least bit annoying. Not recommended for those who have pedestrian tastes though since the world of real (read non-allegorical) characters and a firm plot are parsecs away from this authors canvas.]
Genres: [science fiction | creative commons | post 1930Downloads: 355