What does a sidekick do after retirement? What does an excellent villain do whilst he meets an evil more than himself? Is it energy that defines a hero, or anything else? All of those questions and extra are replied in A Hero through the other identify, a suite of news by means of a few of today's best-known technology fiction and delusion authors. those riveting adventures delve into the lives of a few not-so-conventional superheroes, sidekicks, and villains. This isn't all tights-and-fights, yet a glance at heroes that might ceaselessly modify your point of view on those that decide to dwell at the back of a masks. contains tales from Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Janine ok. Spendlove, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Bryan younger, Jean Rabe, R.T. Kaelin, Maggie Allen, and Ron Garner
Read Online or Download A Hero By Any Other Name PDF
Best anthology books
During this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the best sleek authors of fable, technological know-how fiction, and romance discover the borderlands in their genres with brand-new stories of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic the USA to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of excessive fable to the alien international of a galaxy-spanning empire, those are tales of enthusiasts who needs to fight opposed to the forces of magic and destiny.
A suite of unique tales written by way of a number of the country’s such a lot celebrated Aboriginal writers, and encouraged by way of pivotal occasions within the country’s history.
Inspired by way of historical past, Our tale is a superbly illustrated number of unique tales from a few of Canada’s so much celebrated Aboriginal writers.
Asked to discover seminal moments in Canadian heritage from an Aboriginal standpoint, those ten acclaimed authors have travelled via our country’s previous to find the moments that formed our country and its people.
Drawing on their talents as proficient storytellers and the original views their historical past provides, the individuals to this assortment supply splendidly inventive debts of what it’s wish to perform background. From a story of Viking raiders to a narrative set through the Oka drawback, the authors take on a variety of matters and occasions, taking us into the unknown, whereas additionally bringing the regular into sharper focus.
Our tale brings jointly a powerful array of voices — Inuk, Cherokee, Ojibway, Cree, and Salish to call quite a few — from around the state and around the spectrum of First countries. those are the novelists, playwrights, newshounds, activists, and artists whose paintings is either Aboriginal and uniquely Canadian.
Brought jointly to discover and articulate their peoples’ adventure of our country’s shared background, those authors’ grace, perception, and humour support all Canadians comprehend the forces and reports that experience made us who we are.
Maria Campbell • Tantoo Cardinal • Tomson street • Drew Hayden Taylor • Basil Johnston • Thomas King • Brian Maracle • Lee Maracle • Jovette Marchessault • Rachel Qitsualik
A startling and every now and then unsettlingly prescient number of J. G. Ballard's maximum interviews. J. G. Ballard was once a literary significant. most sensible recognized for his arguable bestseller 'Crash' and the memoir 'Empire of the Sun', he used to be a author of targeted expertise â? ? regularly wonderful, usually prescient. Such acuity used to be no longer specific to his novels and, as this ebook reminds us, Ballard's restive intelligence sharpened itself in discussion. He entertained many with insights into the area as he observed it, and speculated, frequently effectively, approximately its destiny. a few of these observations earned Ballard an oracular recognition, and proceed to yield an uncannily actual remark at the present time. 'Extreme Metaphors' collects the best interviews of his profession. Conversations with Will Self, Jon Savage, Iain Sinclair and John grey, and collaborators like David Cronenberg, are a reminder of his wit and humanity, testomony to Ballard's profound worldliness up to his otherworldly mind's eye. This assortment is an integral tribute to 1 of contemporary history's most unusual thinkers.
All new and unique to this quantity, the 21 tales in harmful girls contain paintings by means of twelve ny occasions bestsellers, and 7 tales set within the authors’ bestselling continuities—including a brand new “Outlander” tale via Diana Gabaldon, a story of Harry Dresden’s global via Jim Butcher, a narrative from Lev Grossman set on the planet of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by way of George R.
Extra resources for A Hero By Any Other Name
She asked coldly. The man of Dulcis Isle slumped down onto the stairs, swallowing. He stared at her, his face gold-green in the light. He swallowed again. Then he shouted at her. She had heard every name they could think of to shout before she had ever come to the tower. She walked up the stairs past him; he did not have the courage to touch her. She went to stand among her plants. Corbeil of Stoney Head lay where he had fallen, a little brown patch of wet earth beside his open mouth. As she looked, the sun dried it, and the first of the carrion-birds landed.
I would have stayed to watch the execution, but a sudden summer storm came up, and I fled to my hole. " said the Scarecrow. "Oh, anyone can ask," said the Fox. "No doubt the Crow would have asked for my charity if she'd been able to squeeze breath through her gullet. " The Scarecrow didn't know. He tried to close his eyes to squeeze out the sight of the gallows tree in the next field over, but his eyes were painted open. He tried not to listen to the Fox, but his ears were painted open. He tried to still the beating in his chest, but he couldn't; this was because a family of Mice had discovered the Scarecrow and were exploring him as a possible home.
We were bold. Nonetheless the voyage was a disaster. A northeaster roared down on us like a herd of drunken whales and swept us far off course. We missed our landfall —Ireland — by at least two hundred miles and carried past into the open Atlantic. Eight weeks we sailed, looking for land. Thorkell the Old was bailing one gray afternoon and found three menhaden in his bucket. We ate them raw. I speared an albatross and hung it round my neck. It was no picnic. Then one night we heard the cries of gulls like souls stricken in the dark.