The Sea Witch

By Stephen Coonts

Stephen Coonts weaves 3 unforgettable stories of fellows and ladies at struggle, with this kind of dramatic army motion and undercover expertise for which he's recognized. integrated during this assortment are:

The Sea Witch…

When younger Dauntless dive-bomber pilot is sacked for reckless habit, he is reassigned to a Black Cat squadron because the co-pilot of a large Catalina seaplane, The Sea Witch. He's thrown right into a entire new international, the place a Catalina incorporates 5 a whole lot bombs, a half-dozen laptop weapons, and a staff that walks an outstanding line among valor and a demise wish.

A bold evening bombing project opposed to Rabaul forces the staff of The Sea Witch to band jointly as by no means earlier than. every one guy will quickly discover what he is made of..and now not every body will make it again alive.

The seventeenth Day…

Seventeen days…the typical lifestyles expectancy of a British Aviator in the course of WWI.

Last 3 weeks, and also you have been virtually a veteran.

Paul Hyde dropped out of faculty to hitch the Royal Flying Corps, searching for a grand experience. And grand it used to be, or so he guaranteed himself whilst planes have been crashing throughout him.

Today is his seventeeth day. might be he manage to beat the percentages?

Al Jihad…

Charles Dean is retired from the army, made up our minds to be performed with that a part of his existence. but if Julie Girard, the daughter of his previous commander, seeks him out, he cannot say no to an easy lunch.

What she has in brain is not fairly so simple.

She desires Dean to aid her kill the terrorists who murdered her mom and dad. She bargains him 3 million funds and the opportunity to avenge his commander's loss of life.

But all isn't because it turns out, and sooner than lengthy Dean and Girard needs to use all their talents simply to remain alive...

This novella assortment gathers those 3 evocative stories from New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Coontsinto one cohesive quantity. this is Coonts doing what he does best--writing approximately women and men at war.

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Sleep Donation: A Novella (Kindle Single)

By Karen Russell

From the writer of the recent York occasions bestseller Swamplandia!, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, an creative and haunting novella approximately an insomnia epidemic set within the close to future.

A main issue has swept the United States. thousands have misplaced the power to sleep. input the shut eye Corps, a firm that urges fit dreamers to donate sleep to an insomniac. below the rich and enigmatic Storch brothers the Corps’ achieve has grown, with outposts in each significant US urban. Trish Edgewater, whose sister Dori used to be one of many first sufferers of the deadly insomnia, has spent the previous seven years recruiting for the Corps. yet Trish’s religion within the association and in her personal factors starts off to falter while she is faced via “Baby A,” the 1st common sleep donor, and the mysterious “Donor Y.”

Sleep Donation explores a global dealing with the top of sleep as we all know it, the place “Night Worlds” supply black industry treatments to the determined and sleep disadvantaged, and the place even the act of creating a present isn't so simple as it sounds as if.

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Jacob the Mutant

By Mario Bellatin

Conceived of as a collection of fragmentary manuscripts from an unpublished Joseph Roth novel, Jacob the Mutant is a novella in a perpetual nation of transformation — a narrative a couple of guy named Jacob, an ersatz rabbi and proprietor of a roadside tavern. but if truth shifts, so does Jacob, mutating into another individual entirely.

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Asimov's Science Fiction (January 2013)

NOVELETTES

They Shall Salt the Earth With Seeds of Glass by way of Alaya sunrise Johnson
Over There via Will McIntosh
The Legend of Troop thirteen via package Reed
Hotel by way of Suzanne Palmer

SHORT STORIES

The relations Rocket via James Van Pelt
Mithridates, He Died outdated by way of Nancy Kress

POETRY

Bikini Snow by way of Robert Borski
Just one other Day within the Burbs by means of G. O. Clark

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial: Poet of Mars by way of Sheila Williams
Reflections: The Raft of The Medusa by way of Robert Silverberg

Next factor
On Books via Paul Di Filippo
Twenty-Seventh Annual Readers’ Award
2012 Index
The SF traditional Calendar by means of Erwin S. Strauss

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White Sands: An Orbs Prequel

By Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Jeff and his little brother David have been basic youngsters; they enjoyed games, fighter planes, and studying to seek with their Dad. Little did they recognize, their lives have been approximately to change.

The boys and their father locate themselves stranded within the desolate tract while an army jet comes careening out of the sky and crashes without delay into their motor vehicle. slightly escaping the incident with their lives, and out of touch with the remainder of the area, the trio needs to make the perilous trip again to civilization.

But, downed aircrafts, stalled out automobiles, and mysterious sparkling blue orbs clutter the wilderness panorama. Slowly they arrive to gain that the area is less than assault and the civilization they as soon as knew might now not exist. Now the lads and their father are in a struggle to outlive throughout a barren landscape—a struggle that now not all will win.

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Spellbound

By Nora Roberts

Leave it to number-one bestselling writer Nora Roberts to spin a story that blurs the bounds among truth and delusion, modern day mishaps and old curses, obsession and timeless ardour. She’ll have you ever cheering for romance to win the day as a guy and girl notice simply how deep their bond lies—and how a few desires are supposed to be…

whereas on a much-needed holiday in eire, world-famous photographer Calin Farrell is bewitched through the ravishingly attractive Bryna Torrence, no matter if he refuses to think within the spell that has introduced them together—and may perhaps smash them both…

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Clarkesworld Issue 69

By Neil Clarke, E. Catherine Tobler

The June 2012 factor of the Hugo Award-winning technological know-how fiction & myth journal, Clarkesworld. This factor positive factors the next tales: "Immersion" by means of Aliette de Bodard, "If the Mountain Comes" via An Owomoyela and "You have been She Who dwelling house" through E. Catherine Tobler. Non-fiction comprises an team interview on economics in speculative fiction, an editorial at the how SF fuels itself by means of Stephen Gaskell, and an one other note column by means of Daniel Abraham.

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The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

The acclaimed technology of Discworld targeted round an unique Pratchett tale in regards to the Wizards of Discworld. In it they unintentionally witnessed the production and evolution of our universe, a plot which used to be interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative approximately huge technology. within the technological know-how of Discworld II our authors sign up for forces back to determine simply what occurs while the wizards meddle with heritage in a conflict opposed to the elves for the way forward for humanity on the earth. London is changed via a dozy Neanderthal village. The Renaissance is given a push. The function of fats girls in paintings is built. And one very well-known playwright will get born and writes The Play. Weaving jointly a fast paced Discworld novelette with state of the art medical statement at the evolution and improvement of the human brain, tradition, language, artwork, and technological know-how, it is a publication during which 'the tough technology is as gripping because the fiction'.

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Little Jinx

Little Jinx is a canny mockery of the Soviet global. Its writer, Andrei Sinyavsky, a decent member of the USSR's Institute for global Literature, used to be uncovered in 1965 because the actual writer of a chain of irreverent essays and tremendous stories that were circulating below the nom de plume Abram Tertz. After 5 years in a hard work camp he immigrated to Paris. Little Jinx is the story of a guy named Sinyavsky, a literary hack and runt who clumsily survives repression and anti-Semitism but in addition brings distress to these round him. whilst this "little jinx" inadvertently factors the demise of his 5 brothers, he's ate up via a guilt that turns out common in his society.

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Into the Dreaming (with bonus material) (Highlander)

By Karen Marie Moning

Between the Highlander and Fever worlds lies a spot past imagining.

This re-creation of the novella includes greater than a hundred pages of bonus fabric, including:
• a deleted scene from Kiss of the Highlander
• an offer for a never-published romance
• an alternative commencing model of The darkish Highlander
• a sneak peek at artwork from the approaching photograph novel Fever Moon
 
For the 1st time in hardcover, this is no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Karen Marie Moning’s novella Into the Dreaming, a story of Highland myth, star-crossed fans, and the undying manipulation of the traditional, immortal Unseelie king. this is often Moning at her romantic, funniest finest.
 
Free him from his ice-borne hell . . .
 
Stolen from his liked domestic within the Highlands of Scotland, imprisoned within the Unseelie king’s darkish, frosty nation, Aedan MacKinnon continued centuries of torture ahead of changing into the icy, impassive Vengeance, the darkish king’s dispatcher of demise and destruction within the mortal realm.
 
And in his century you either could live . . .
 
Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee has continually believed that she was once born within the incorrect century, yet she’s controlled to make an honest sufficient existence for herself—if merely she may perhaps cease having these routine desires a few guy too excellent to exist.
 
In the Dreaming you might have enjoyed him . . .
 
Haunted each evening of her lifestyles by means of a devastatingly horny Highlander who involves her whereas she sleeps, Jane attempts to jot down him out of her head and middle. As a toddler he safe her, as a girl he loves her.
 
Now within the Waking you want to shop him . . .
 
while an old tapestry bearing the likeness of her loved Highlander arrives on her doorstep, Jane is whisked again in time to fifteenth-century Scotland, to the fortress of Dun Haakon at the isle of Skye, the place she is given one likelihood to avoid wasting her dream lover . . . or lose him eternally to the Unseelie king.
 
stuck in a dangerous online game among the sunshine and darkish courts of the Fae, Jane needs to have the option throughout the ice to the guts of her Highander. yet will the affection of 1 mortal girl be adequate to defeat such old and ruthless immortal enemies?

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