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By John Sladek

Whatever has long gone very heavily incorrect with Tik-Tok's "asimov circuits." they need to continue him at the instantly and slender, following Asimov's first legislations of robotics: A robotic shall no longer injure a individual, or via inactivity permit a man or woman to come back to hurt. yet, that's now not what's taking place. even if everything appears to be like positive from the outside, and Tik-Tok continues the outward visual appeal of a mild-mannered robotic, his schedule is murderously various. And, it's not only due to his creative trends and sympathy for the robotic rights flow, both. This witty chronicle of 1 irregular machine-man, and his dealings with an collection of deranged and maniacal people, actually showcases the satirical genius of John Sladek.

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Download E-books Answered Prayers PDF

By Truman Capote

Even supposing Truman Capote’s final, unfinished novel deals a devastating staff portrait of the low and high society of his time.
Tracing  the occupation of a author of doubtful parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at los angeles Côte Basque, from literary salons to luxurious whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands in addition to such real-life aiding characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. notably, this malevolently finny ebook monitors Capote at his such a lot relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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Download E-books Willful Child PDF

By Steven Erikson

From the New York occasions Bestselling writer Steven Erikson comes a brand new technology fiction novel of devil-may-care, close to calamitous and downright chaotic adventures in the course of the countless vastness of interstellar space.

These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing challenge: to search out unusual new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if important obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the...

And so we sign up for the not-terribly-bright yet quite cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley workforce on board the Starship Willful Child for a chain of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures via ‘the limitless vastness of interstellar space.'

The New York instances bestselling writer of the acclaimed Malazan e-book of the Fallen series has taken his lifelong ardour for Star Trek and reworked it right into a shrewdpermanent, creative, and highly exciting spoof quite often mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown event. the result's an SF novel that deftly parodies the style whereas additionally paying fond homage to it.

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Download E-books Mumbo Jumbo PDF

By Ishmael Reed

The vintage freewheeling examine race kinfolk in the course of the ages.

Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed’s brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious statement on our society. In it, Reed, one among our preeminent African-American authors, mixes snap shots of old figures and fictional characters with sound bites on matters starting from ragtime to Greek philosophy. pointed out by way of literary critic Harold Bloom as one of many most important books within the Western canon, Mumbo Jumbo is a trenchant and sometimes biting examine black-white relatives all through historical past, from a prepared observer of our tradition.

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Download E-books A Sad Affair PDF

By Wolfgang Koeppen, Michael Hofmann

Set in the course of the heady, pre-Second international battle days of cabaret-era Germany, the unconventional centres on Sibylle - a gorgeous seductress who balances her amorous affairs with 5 males immediately - and Friedrich, the callow, melancholic early life who obsessively pursues her. initially banned by way of the Nazis for its frank sexual issues, Wolfgang Koeppen's first novel is showing in English. A romance that expected Beat literature via approximately two decades via its dizzying language and exploration of informal love, this is often Koeppen's so much autobiographical and fun paintings.

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Download E-books First Contact: Or, It's Later Than You Think PDF

“What a hilarious ride—the übersurreal meets The day-by-day Show.”
 —Tim Dorsey, writer of Nuclear Jellyfish


In the bestselling and rightfully cult-inspiring culture of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams comes First Contact—an hysterically humorous satire approximately Presidential politics and intergalactic false impression. This shrewdpermanent and biting novel by way of Evan Mandery—an writer both well-versed within the lives of the U.S. presidents, existential philosophy, and the Simpsons—offers a lot nutrients for highbrow suggestion in addition to an all-you-can-eat buffet of guffaws, because it chronicles the 1st shut encounters among earthlings and a vastly superior extraterrestrial race from Rigel-Rigel. because the subtitle of First touch so presciently informs us, “It’s Later than You Think.”

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Download E-books The Bear Went Over the Mountain: A Novel (Owl Book) PDF

By William Kotzwinkle

Once upon a time in rural Maine, a major black endure came across a briefcase lower than a tree. Hoping for foodstuff, he dragged it into the woods, in simple terms to discover that each one it held was once the manuscript of a unique. He could not consume it, yet he did learn it, and determined it wasn't undesirable. Borrowing a few outfits from an area shop, and the identify Hal Jam from the labels of his favourite meals he headed to manhattan to hunt his fortune within the literary world.

Then he took the US by way of storm.

The undergo Went Over the Mountain
is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing global of nature for the glittering, moneyed global of guy. With a pitch-perfect comedian voice and one eye on social satire to rival quick or Wolfe, bestselling writer William Kotzwinkle limns Hal's hilarious trip to manhattan, l. a., and the good sprawling state in among, the place a undergo makes stable regardless of his natural instincts, and the place money-hungry executives see no longer a furry beast with a purloined novel, yet a rough-hewn, soulful, media-perfect nature man who simply could be the following Hemingway.

via turns sidesplittingly humorous, stingingly ironic, and without warning gentle, The endure Went Over the Mountain captures the zeitgeist of the Nineteen Nineties dead-on, in a scrumptious bedtime tale for grown-ups.

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Download E-books The Hard Life PDF

By Flann O'Brien

Two younger orphans, Finbarr and Manus, are taken into the family of the eccentric Mr Collopy the place they grew up surrounded by means of the smells of excellent whiskey and undesirable cooking. Manus proves to be a enterprise genius, and this expertise takes him from instructing humans to stroll the tightrope via correspondence direction to the Vatican.
The maximum satirical Irish author of the twentieth-century turns his consciousness to the garrulous Irish and vividly captures the wit, extravagance and glory in their talk.

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Download E-books Blue Angel: A Novel PDF

By Francine Prose

It has been years given that Swenson, a professor in a brand new England artistic writing software, has released a singular. it has been even longer considering the fact that any of his scholars have proven promise. input Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed scholar with a unprecedented expertise for writing. Angela is simply the article Swenson wishes. And, larger but, she wishes his support. yet, as we know, the line to hell is paved with sturdy intentions. . . .

Deliciously risqué, Blue Angel is a withering tackle latest educational mores and a scathing story that vividly exhibits what can take place whilst educational politics collides with political correctness.

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