Galapagos: A Novel (Delta Fiction)

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

A small crew of apocalypse survivors stranded at the Galapagos Islands are approximately to turn into the progenitors of a courageous new human race. "Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark educate. . . . Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure".--New York instances publication evaluate.

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Only Begotten Daughter

By James Morrow

File Note: PDF is searchable snapshot OCR

Nominated - Nebula 1990, received - WFA 1991, Nominated - Mythopoeic 1991, Nominated - Locus fable 1991, Nominated - Campbell 1991

Murray Katz, the celibate keeper of an deserted lighthouse close to Atlantic urban, has been blessed with a daughter conceived of his personal seed and a holy ovum. Like her part brother Jesus, Julie Katz can stroll on water, heal the blind, and lift the useless. yet being the Messiah isn't effortless, and Julie, bewildered by way of her function within the divine scheme of items, is tempted via the satan and challenged by way of neo- Christian zealots during this energetic odyssey via Hell and New Jersey.

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Android Karenina (Quirk Classic)

By Ben H. Winters

Feel and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is again with an all-new collaborator, mythical Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result's Android Karenina an more suitable variation of the vintage love tale set in a dystopian international of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar house travel.

As within the unique novel, our tale follows relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and count number Alexei Vronsky, and the even more hopeful marriage of Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya.These 4, craving for real love, reside in a steampunk-inspired nineteenth century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls. Their passions on my own will be sufficient to eat them-but whilst a mystery cabal of radical medical revolutionaries launches an assault on Russian excessive society's high-tech way of life, our heroes needs to struggle again with all their braveness, all their contraptions, and the entire strength of a swish new cyborg version like not anything the area has ever seen."

choked with an analogous mix of romance, drama, and delusion that made the 1st Quirk Classics manhattan instances top dealers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated sequence into the interesting global of technological know-how fiction.

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The Golden Calf

By Ilya Ilf

Ostap Bender, one in every of Russia's so much liked literary characters and an unrelenting con guy, is attempting to rip-off a scammer in The Golden Calf and swindle sufficient on the way to stream to Rio. one of many funniest, and so much ironically slicing, books ever released within the Soviet Union.

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A Handful of Dust

By Evelyn Waugh

After seven years of marriage, the attractive woman Brenda final has grown uninterested in lifestyles at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the satisfaction and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a singular that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile iteration" among the wars.

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Mulligan Stew: A Novel

By Gilbert Sorrentino

Filenote: PDF is searchable photo ocr, bookmarked TO, paginated. PDF has 474 pages. validated web page numbers circulate competently even if oddly "Chapter 1 Fallen Lucifers" TOC merchandise reappears among Chapters nine and 10. might be that's a part of the stew!
Publish 12 months note: First released via 1979.
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Widely considered as Sorrentino's most interesting fulfillment, Mulligan Stew takes as its topic the comedian chances of the trendy literary mind's eye. As avant-garde novelist Antony Lamont struggles to write down a "new wave homicide mystery," his complicated emotional and sexual lifestyles wreaks havoc on his work-in-progress.

As a outcome, his narrative (the very e-book we're examining) becomes a literary "stew": an uproariously humorous melange of magazine entries, erotic poetry, parodies of every kind, love letters, interviews, and lists as Hugh Kenner in Harper's wrote, "for one other such virtuoso of the record you'd need to resurrect Joyce." quickly, Lamont's characters (on mortgage from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flann O'Brien, James Joyce, and Dashiell Hammet) tackle lives in their personal, thoroughly sabotaging his narrative. Sorrentino has greatly prolonged the chances of what a singular might be during this remarkable paintings, which either parodies and can pay homage to the paintings of fiction.

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

By Christopher Moore

The beginning of Jesus has been good chronicled, as have his wonderful teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his 30th birthday. yet not anyone is familiar with in regards to the formative years of the Son of God, the lacking years -- other than Biff, the Messiah's most sensible bud, who has been resurrected to inform the tale within the divinely hilarious but heartfelt paintings "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the tale Biff has to inform is a astounding one, jam-packed with extraordinary trips, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and scorching babes. Even the substantial wiles and devotion of the Savior's friend is probably not adequate to divert Joshua from his tragic future. yet there is not any person who loves Josh extra -- other than probably "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't really approximately to enable his remarkable good friend undergo and ascend and not using a fight.

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Beautiful You

By Chuck Palahniuk

Penny Harrigan is a low-level affiliate in a tremendous big apple legislations enterprise. She has an house, yet no love lifestyles. whilst C. Linus Maxwell, a mega-billionaire and overseas playboy, invitations her to dinner after which whisks her off to a inn in Paris, the place he brings her to undreamed-of heights of sexual gratification for days on finish, Penny is, good, happy. besides the fact that, whilst Penny discovers she is a attempt topic for a line of lady intercourse toys so potent that ladies by way of the hundreds of thousands are lining up outdoor the shops to shop for it on beginning day, she is aware the gravity the location. a thousand million husbands are approximately to get replaced. what's Maxwell fairly as much as? Erotically enabled global domination? Penny units out to find his motivations, and with a bit aid, cease him ahead of it truly is too past due.

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Players at the Game of People

By John Brunner

Conflict hero, jet-setter, gourmet--Godwin Harpinshield was once all of these and extra; his existence used to be a online game performed one of the attractive humans whose status, wealth and tool set them above the legislation, and past the legislation of nature. as a result of an easy discount that every one the attractive humans made, Godwin's each hope used to be his for the asking. Seduced through luxurious, Godwin by no means doubted his fortune, by no means puzzled approximately his mysterious patrons.
Then the sport became ugly.
Suddenly, the ante was once raised and the sport used to be actual. The stakes have been his destiny, his sanity and, almost certainly, his very soul. All Godwin Harpinshield needed to notice was once: What have been the principles of the sport? And who--or what--were the opposite gamers?

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