Tracy K. Lorenz is noted humor columnist whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers nation wide. He is a 2012 nominee for Humor Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Tracy lives in Grand Haven, MI, and has one previously published collection of columns, «Flip-Flops, Buffets, and Haunted Pennies.» Email him at LorenzatLarge@AOL.com.
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Did Lalo Montego commit suicide in the bullring–and if so, why? And why did he leave his ranchero, hacienda, and bulls to his once-upon-a-time stepdaughter, Alyssa Dunlap, rather than to his only son, Adriano? Alyssa is left wondering if Adriano’s sudden romantic interest in her is the result of true love, or just a maneuver to reclaim an inheritance he believes is rightfully his. The popular matador Funuco de Galena also warns her about Adriano's intentions, but he has his own reasons to disrespect Adriano, since the handsome young bullfighter threatens to surpass Funuco’s renown in the ring. And someone is shooting Montego bulls before they even reach the corrida. A heart-felt story that will thrill all lovers of romantic suspense!
Ever written a letter you never sent? Words you've never said but wanted to? That's what you're about to read in The Lifetime Between. Every word, every page, is a note, a letter, a thought to someone specific—a friend, a lover, an ex-lover, a family member, the author herself. Words left unsaid. Words held back in fear. Words that didn't come until it was too late. Words of hurt, of anger, of love, of hope, of strength. Words of truth—which sometimes hurt.
The eleven stories in Designer Genes showcase the latest volume in this intriguing science fiction that explores intriguing future possibilities in biotechnology, ranging from stories of imminent technology reflecting issues that are already controversial, to stories that feature drastically altered worlds. Most of the stories are domestic dramas in which ordinary people are trying to get on with their everyday lives in circumstances that are altering in confusing ways by the year or by the day. Most of them have an element of comedy, because the human predicament is essentially comic, and most of them sound a powerful note of optimism, or at least of hope, because, the world being what it is, biotechnology is the one realistic source of optimism and hope that we have, if we are to come through the present ecocatastrophe relatively unscathed. Great, thought-provoking entertainment by a major SF writer!
When Brian Cartwright receives a written death threat, he takes it seriously–in his not unblemished past he has made some bitter enemies. So he calls in the famous criminologist Dr. Morelle to protect him. The threatening note has predicted the exact time he's to die–nine p.m. later that same day. As the hour approaches, Cartwright locks himself alone in his study, all doors and windows sealed, with Dr. Morelle and his previously invited house guests in an adjoining room–also locked. Yet when Dr. Morelle re-enters the study after the appointed hour, he finds Cartwright’s body slumped on his desk, shot neatly through the head–and not by his own hand! Two classic cases in a long-running series.
Hidden in the desolate woods on the Central California coast, lost to time and memory, is a WPA mural unlike any other created during the 1930s. This one was not simply fashioned from charcoal and paint; it was crafted out of undying evil–the evil of an ancient demonic army called Legion. When structural inspector Jack Hayden stumbles upon the mural in a ruined civic building, he tries to convince himself that it might add to the crumbling structure’s value. But that note of hopefulness is quickly replaced by terror as the mural spreads its cruel, nightmarish horror over Hayden and everyone in his life. Soon he's leading his own attack force made up of those who have managed to fend off the evil of the mural in their souls, but now must do so in physical terms…or die trying. The fictional debut of a new master of horror fiction!
Back in the 19th century, there was an ugly mood among Caucasian leaders to kill any thing red. It was then that Grant said to Custer, «show no mercy, take the troops assigned to your command and pursue the Indian, its squaws and children to the end of life…wipe them from the face of the earth.» Somewhere a voice whispered a special message to Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and other leaders heard it as well and they gathered thousands, creating a storm to meet the charge of the man with yellow hair at Custer's Last Stand! Of all the treaties the United States government has executed around the world, the only ones they have not kept sacred are those executed by and between the Native American, but it is well to note the government did execute them…the Native American that is!
Sherlock Holmes! That magical name conjures up all that is thrilling and exciting about the classic mystery short story. The Great Detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is without doubt the most well-known and popular fictional character ever created–and with good reason. Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories are fascinating excursions into scientific detection with interesting, well-formed characters, offering intelligent, thoughtful mysteries that all men and women can relate to–and enjoy. Quite simply, Doyle created magic with his Sherlock Holmes stories.
Writers over the last hundred years have been desperately trying to capture and recreate that magic, and I feel that the authors in this book have done just that. Here are a dozen well-crafted stories (nine of them original to this book) by writers whose love of the original Holmes stories clearly show in their work. So sit back in your comfortable chair and let the fog of old Victorian London swirl around you. Once again, the game is afoot!
[Note: This book has been officially licensed from the Arthur Conan Doyle estate.]
"The Second Randall Garrett Megapack" is the follow-up to «The Randall Garrett Megapack.» Together, these two volumes encompass 42 classic-era science fiction stories by Randall Garrett. [Note that we omit one story–an early magazine version of a novel included in the second volume–as unnecessary.] <P> This volume includes 5 of Randall Garrett's novels (cowritten with Laurence M. Janifer) and 14 short stories, including entries in the Queen's Own F.B.I. and Lord Darcy series. More than 1,300 pages of great science fiction reading! <P> Complete contents: <P> INSTANT OF DECISION (1953)<BR> TIME FUZE (1954)<BR> SUITE MENTALE (1956)<BR> QUEST OF THE GOLDEN APE (1957)<BR> PAGAN PASSIONS (1959)<BR> VIEWPOINT (1960)<BR> WHAT THE LEFT HAND WAS DOING (1960)<BR> PSICHOPATH (1960)<BR> THE ASSES OF BALAAM (1961)<BR> THE FOREIGN HAND TIE (1961)<BR> NOR IRON BARS A CAGE… (1962)<BR> UNWISE CHILD (1962)<BR> WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED (1963)<BR> BRAIN TWISTER (1962)<BR> THE IMPOSSIBLES (1963)<BR> SUPERMIND (1963)<BR> A WORLD BY THE TALE (1963)<BR> THIN EDGE (1963)<BR> THE EYES HAVE IT (1964) <P> And don't forget to search this ebook store for «Wildside Megapack» to see all entries in Wildside's Megapack series – including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!
"The Randall Garrett Megapack" (and its companion volume, «The Second Randall Garrett Megapack») together encompass 42 classic-era science fiction tales by Randall Garrett. Readers interested in works by the author of the Lord Darcy and the Queen's Own F.B.I. series will find much of interest here! [Note that we omit one story–an early magazine version of a novel included in the second volume–as unnecessary.] <P> "The Randall Garrett Megapack" – focusing primarily on shorter words –collects 25 stories from the pages of Astounding Science Fiction Stories, Analog, and Amazing Stories. <P> Included are: <P> BELLY LAUGH<BR> HEIST JOB ON THIZAR<BR> THE MAN WHO HATED MARS <BR> THE JUDAS VALLEY<BR> THE PENAL CLUSTER<BR> DESPOILERS OF THE GOLDEN EMPIRE<BR> CUM GRANO SALIS<BR> BUT, I DON’T THINK<BR> DEAD GIVEAWAY<BR> …OR YOUR MONEY BACK<BR> THE DESTROYERS<BR> IN CASE OF FIRE<BR> THE MEASURE OF A MAN<BR> DAMNED IF YOU DON’T<BR> BY PROXY<BR> THE HIGHEST TREASON<BR> A SPACESHIP NAMED McGUIRE<BR> HANGING BY A THREAD<BR> FIFTY PER CENT PROPHET<BR> HAIL TO THE CHIEF<BR> THE BRAMBLE BUSH<BR> …AFTER A FEW WORDS…<BR> ANCHORITE<BR> ANYTHING YOU CAN DO<BR> THE UNNECESSARY MAN <P> If you like this volume, you will definitely want to add «The Second Randall Garrett Megapack» too. (Available on this ebook store.) <P> And don't forget to search for «Wildside Megapack» in this store to see the whole series, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to westerns, mysteries, ghost stories – and much, much more!
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Eugenia Ledoux wakes one morning to a note on the kitchen table: “Gone to save the world. Sorry. Yours, Sheb Woolly Ledoux. Asshole.” Eugenia is nine years old, a synaesthesiac and a tightrope walker. She adores her father and his lunatic charms; she loves that he takes her fishing in the middle of the night and calls her Stunt. Sheb has always promised he’ll one day take her to the moonscape of northern Ontario, where astronauts train; instead he writes a note, blows up a shoulder-pad factory, and leaves. His heartbroken daughter is left behind with her mother, the sharp-edged former ingenue Mink, and her sister, the death-obsessed and hauntingly beautiful Immaculata. After a fake funeral for Sheb, Mink vanishes too. Eugenia and Immaculata, left alone, double in age overnight. Immaculata becomes a swan-like giantess, and soon finds her calling caring for Leopold, a diseased and irresistible malcontent down the street. Eugenia, however, stays the same: dark and diminutive, and bereft. She finds herself a bicycle and sets off to track down her father, encountering an astronaut and a waitress named Cupid along the way. Stunt is the first novel by one of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights. Like synaesthetic Eugenia, your senses will be addled as Dey’s words take on colours, tastes, and smells, somehow coming to mean more than you thought they did; they depict, with compassionate hilarity and luminous heartbreak, the love between a girl and her father.
Funny, Passionate, and straight from the soul, Vera Wright-Turner thinks she has it all under control until she meets and greets herself. Born on the Flip Side of the hustler's game, she is the child of a fifteen year old drug addict who places her in a trash dump, with a note that read, ''Please forgive me . . . my mother's only fifteen . . .'' Well that is of little consolation to Vera as she lives her gold diggin' life full speed ahead, only to come to a crashing halt when she realizes that she can run but she can't hide; and facing up to the Flip Side of the Game is the only way she will survive.
Sophie George lives with her father in the small town of Orchard Mead and works after school at their post office. She enjoys delivering the mail around the town, mainly because she likes to draw funny pictures based on some of the weirdos that live here. But lately, it's not just the locals who have been acting strange – her Dad has been acting pretty weird too!<br /> <br />Sophie's friend Janice is convinced he's a spy, but Sophie thinks that is ridiculous. However, the deeper they dig into her father's life, the more confused Sophie becomes. The evidence all seems to add up: the mysterious phone calls, a Russian connection and a mysterious note.<br /> <br />Could Janice be right; is her Dad really a spy?
Can a breakup break you apart? In Self-Titled, Geoffrey Brown stares into a mirror and writes what he sees, what he thinks, what he feels. The result? A self-portrait that's at once comic and psychotic, a complex consciousness captured in crystalline prose. Memories, manias, miasmas – Brown morphs the machinery of his mind into an utterly original entity, equal parts diary, criminal confession, sex manual and mash note, as he contemplates a breakup. The novel splits into two parts; in 'First,' our slacker hero analyzes the minutiae of the relationship, trying to understand what he did, why it went wrong, and whether she'll come back. In 'Second' he knows she's not coming back, and he gets angry, flagellating himself with a whip of wordplay and remorse. Self-Titled is a singular achievement with universal appeal: who hasn't squinted into a mirror and said, 'What the hell is happening here?'? If Gertrude Stein's autobiography was Everybody's Autobiography, then Brown's self-portrait is everybody's self-portrait. Guest edited for the press by Derek McCormack.