The Windup Girl

by Paolo Bacigalupi Children playing at war. Children who don't deserve to die, but are too foolish to live. Our futures have been ravaged, partially by war, partially by disease, but mostly by megalithic corporations. Food cannot grow, and what little can actually be produced is seized in the vice grip of a few mega-corporations... Continue Reading →


Two-Handed Engine

by Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore “It reminds me of the old story about the guy who took a short cut through a haunted forest on Hallowe’en,” Cynthia said. “He was thinking that he’d always been on the level, and if devils could get him just because he was in the forest, there just wasn’t... Continue Reading →

In A Lonely Place

by Dorothy B. Hughes She was greedy and callous and a bitch, but she was fire and a man needed fire. Dix Steele is enjoying a year off in California on his rich Uncle’s dime in order to write a book. He stumbles across Brub, an old service-buddy who’s now a detective, and learns a... Continue Reading →

The Elementals

by Michael McDowell In the waves one could hear anything: the siren’s call or the scraping tread of the dead on the sand. Luker and his 13-year-old daughter India are called away from New York to Luker’s home town in Alabama for a funeral. The family decides to spend some time in the secluded beach... Continue Reading →

The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern "People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see." Two men, ancient beyond the scope of the story, agree on a wager, with each picking a youth to train as a champion. When the time is right, the students will battle, and the... Continue Reading →

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer "Let us proceed under the assumption that the fairy folk do exist, and that I am not a gibbering moron." 12-year-old Artemis, father gone and mother’s health failing, undertakes the restoration of the Fowl family fortune by exploiting the faerie world he’s just discovered. But the new world is formidable, with magics... Continue Reading →

He Who Walks in Shadow

by Brett J. Talley But in an insane world, all shall dwell in madness. In this sequel to That Which Should Not Be, we pick up with Carter Weston decades after the events of the first book. Carter still holds the Incendium Maleficarum, but the book stops singing to him the moment a certain German... Continue Reading →


by James Dickey “I’ll take what I’ve got. I don’t read books and I don’t have theories. What’d be the use? What you’ve got is a fantasy life.” “That’s all anybody has got.” Four city boys, bored with mundane suburban lives and office jobs, take canoes to a nearby river to get away for a... Continue Reading →

The Delicate Dependency

by Michael Talbot "You are confronting a reality you do not have the powers of conceptualization to understand." Dr. Gladstone, a Victorian gentleman deeply engaged in his study of the flu virus after losing his wife to it, discovers a strain that prohibits antigens—a virus which disallows the human body any form of self-defense. The... Continue Reading →

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