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Loki - the Liar By Jakub Cwiek
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Contrary to Nietzsche, God is not dead, but he is gone and just doesn't seem to be coming back soon. In these difficult times, unexpected alliances are formed. Such is the one between Loki, the Norse... More > god of lies who survived the fall of Valhalla, and angels, trying to keep order in new reality. There are cases that cannot be solved with a halo over your head and it is where the trickster god feels at his best. He seems content making a career as an errand boy for angels, but can you trust the Liar? This innovative take on the well-known mythological character is extremely amusing, full of humor and references to both cultural classics and modern popculture. Having record sales in Poland and Czech Republic, the tales of Loki are now available to English-speaking readers worldwide. Give it a try and buy this bundle of two short stories in amazing price and rest assured that it will leave you craving for more!< Less
the Streetcar to Andromeda By Celeste Streiff Hammond
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“Imagine you could enter a world teeming with strange and wonderful characters and beings simply by taking a walk down your street and catching ―The Streetcar to Andromeda.” ... More > The Streetcar to Andromeda is a Science Fiction fantasy adventure that deals with imagination and the dreamer. It begins in late 1938.’ Jesse, Parker, and Emma, are three intelligent and imaginative friends of high school age not realizing that in three short years WW11 will be upon them.Their fascination with pulp Sci-fi magazines leads them to re-invent themselves in an imaginary and humorous world of their own as Martian Exiles who were driven from their home planet eons ago by the malevolent Madman Roth. They end up crash landing here on Earth, in a vacant lot, near an old Victorian home — smack dab in the middle of Wichita, Kansas. From Jesse’s imagination comes the story of their exploits and adventures through which a cosmic Empire is fashioned.< Less
Astilla By J L Carey Jr
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J L Carey Jr’s pop culture conspiracy fiction, Astilla is a searching vision of alternate reality, in a dystopian future where humans are overrun by seemingly alien beings in an attempt to cull... More > the masses. The ruling order conspires to realize a mass depopulation agenda by engineering a gene stealer or “el Chupacabra”. But, will their plot go too far? While the short story captures Carey’s humor it is also a disturbing look into some of the prevailing theories of false alien attack, genetically engineered bio-weapons and the elites plan to bring down the world’s population for their own selfish ends. Written in the looming shadow of fascism in the U.S., Astilla speaks to a generation bombarded by mass-entertainment, relentless technology, a barrage of persuasive ads, and the hidden in plain sight influence of oligarchical elites.< Less
The Flying-U'S Last Stand: Classic American Western Novel By B.M. Bower
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Bertha Muzzy Sinclair best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels and fictional short stories about the Old West. She wrote 57 western novels some of which became... More > movies. Ways in the West was changing just as a man changes as he grows old. The change can be fast or slow, but no matter what the change must come. "It began to look, then, as though J. G. Whitmore was cunningly besting the situation, and was going to hold out indefinitely against the encroachments of civilization upon the old order of things on the range. And it had begun to look as though he was going to best Time at his own game, and refuse also to grow old; as though he would go on being the same pudgy, grizzled, humorously querulous Old Man beloved of his men, the Happy Family of the Flying U."< Less
"Some Say" (Pocket Paperback) By Laura E. Richards
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“‘Some Say’ extracts a delicious sense of humor from the lives of some New England folk.” —The Hartford Post. Originally published in 1896, this volume contains the... More > short stories "Some Say" and "Neighbours in Cyrus." It is considered one of the books in the Captain January series, all published by Mrs. Richards in the 1890s, and all also available from this Lulu seller. This edition, with jacket art adapted from the original cloth cover, was adapted from various print versions in the public domain, and edited to more closely conform to modern American spelling and punctuation. Its layout and type have been designed for ease of reading. LAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS was born in Boston in 1850. She wrote more than 90 books in her lifetime. “Mrs. Richards has made for herself a little niche apart in the literary world, from her delicate treatment of New England village life.” —The Boston Post.< Less
What Time Is It Now? Reflections on Literature and Life: Selected Essays By Abraham Rothberg
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"What Time Is It Now?" is a retrospective selection of essays, sharply observed and often humorous, that span almost fifty years of reflections of modern life and literature, politics and... More > personality. There is an essay analyzing the operations of British Secret Intelligence in the novels of John LeCarré, explorations of the conflicts between "superman" Social Darwinism and Socialism as portrayed in the works of Jack London. It contains a series of personal forays into the nature of modern marriage, of trying to "cultivate one's own garden" in modern life, as well as how novelists have depicted the "flawed dream" of American politics. In addition, there are analyses of Gary Snyder's poetry and their sources, Solzhenitsyn's short stories and plays and their underlying morality, and the domestic turbulence of Arnold Wesker's English dramas. Several essays also describe and dissect anti-Semitism in European life and literature, its roots and reverberations, and in one instance, in the works of T.S. Eliot.< Less
The Proofreaders' Page and other Uncollected Items By Fredric Brown
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A collection of columns by world-famous mystery and science fiction author, Fredric Brown, looking at all aspects of proof-reading from obscure rules of grammar and punctuation to tips on the best... More > way to lay out a book. A must for any budding author who wishes to publish their own book and needs some tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes. Also includes several other rare and uncollected items by Fredric Brown including a mystery short story ("Fatal Facsimile") that hasn't been reprinted since it was first published 49 years ago; 24 humorous advice columns by the intrepid Colonel Cluck; a selection of Brown's early attempts at poetry; and much, much more!< Less
Babbitt By Ramsay Muir
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Babbitt is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbitt_(surname) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which... More > is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harry Sinclair Lewis (/ˈluːɪs/; February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis< Less
Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis
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Babbitt is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbitt_(surname) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which... More > is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harry Sinclair Lewis (/ˈluːɪs/; February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis< Less
The Slowcoach By E. V. (Edward Verrall) Lucas
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward Verrall Lucas, CH (11/12 June 1868 – 26 June 1938)... More > was an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor.Born to a Quaker family on the fringes of London, Lucas began work at the age of sixteen, apprenticed to a bookseller. After that he turned to journalism, and worked on a local paper in Brighton and then on a London evening paper. He was commissioned to write a biography of Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet. This led to further commissions, including the editing of the works of Charles Lamb.Lucas joined the staff of the humorous magazine Punch in 1904, and remained there for the rest of his life. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._V._Lucas< Less

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