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Bewitched & Betrayed

**From the national bestselling author of *The Trouble with Demons* comes another fantasy adventure with a beloved, bold heroine.**
Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people—usually alive. But now she’s been bonded with the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her…

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century

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**LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, AND SHOOT BACK TO THE PAST
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H. G. Wells’s seminal short story “The Time Machine,” published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction’s time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including
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***“Time’s Arrow”** In Arthur C. Clarke’s classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel—with appalling consequences.
**“Death Ship”** Richard Matheson, author of *Somewhere in Time*, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future.
**“A Sound of Thunder”** Ray Bradbury’s haunting vision of modern man gone dinosaur hunting poses daunting questions about destiny and consequences.
**“Yesterday Was Monday”** If all the world’s a stage, Theodore Sturgeon’s compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up *backstage.
***“Rainbird” **R. A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence.
**“Timetipping” **What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem.
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“Time Locker” by Henry Kuttner • “I’m Scared” by Jack Finney • “A Gun for Dinosaur” by L. Sprague de Camp • “The Man Who Came Early” by Poul Anderson • “Leviathan!” by Larry Niven • “Anniversary Project” by Joe Halderman • “Fire Watch” by Connie Willis • “Sailing to Byzantium” by Robert Silverberg • “The Pure Product” by John Kessel • “Trapalanda” by Charles Sheffield • “The Price of Oranges” by Nancy Kress • “Another Story, or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea” by Ursula K. Le Guin
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By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy . . . to enter the realm of the future: *our* future.
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Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today’s Sexual Culture (Best Sex Writing)

In *Best Sex Writing 2012*, sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel and noted commentator Susie Bright, this year’s guest judge, collect the most challenging and provocative work on this endlessly evocative subject. Find out what’s behind the latest political sex scandals in “Sex, Lies, and Hush Money,” learn about how “Atheists Do It Better” and find out “Why Lying About Monogamy Matters.” From an insider look at being gay in the military pre-DADT and an impassioned defense of circumcision to a dating site for people with STDs, nuanced explorations of teen sex laws, prostitution, sex at 66, SlutWalks, female orgasm workshops, and more, *Best Sex Writing 2012* explores the smarter side of sexuality. This is bedtime reading for erotic intellectuals and those who want to go behind the latest leering headlines for real talk about the topic on everyone’s lips.
Winner of IPPY (Independent Publisher) Gold Award for Sexuality/Relationships

Best Sex Writing 2012

In *Best Sex Writing 2012*, sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel and noted commentator Susie Bright, this year’s guest judge, collect the most challenging and provocative work on this endlessly evocative subject. Find out what’s behind the latest political sex scandals in “Sex, Lies, and Hush Money,” learn about how “Atheists Do It Better” and find out “Why Lying About Monogamy Matters.” From an insider look at being gay in the military pre-DADT and an impassioned defense of circumcision to a dating site for people with STDs, nuanced explorations of teen sex laws, prostitution, sex at 66, SlutWalks, female orgasm workshops, and more,*Best Sex Writing 2012* explores the smarter side of sexuality. This is bedtime reading for erotic intellectuals and those who want to go behind the latest leering headlines for real talk about the topic on everyone’s lips.
Winner of IPPY (Independent Publisher) Gold Award for Sexuality/Relationships
(source: Bol.com)

Best New Horror 3

Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, and the British Fantasy award of the same category, this anthology includes the best horror stories from 1991. Stories by Jonathan Carroll, Thomas Ligotti, Brian Lumley, Karl Edward Wagner, Garry Kilworth and Peter Straub are included.
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Best New Horror 2

A showcase of outstanding samples of the horror genre includes works by Peter Straub, Harlan Ellison, F. Paul Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Thomas Ligotti, Elizabeth Massie, and others
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Best New Horror 1

From razor sharp terror to supernatural chills…This sensational for the best short horror novels and stories collects spine-melting material from all areas of the field – blood-soaked reveries; splatterplunk nightmares; and thought-provoking fantasies that linger long into the night.Rare treats include the ‘The Pin’ by Robert R. McMannon, one of the most sustained, stomach churning chillers of recent years; Thomas Tessier’s elegant ‘Blanca’; ‘The Horn’ by Stephen Gallagher and Thomas Ligotti’s dark vision ‘The Strange Design of Master Rignolo’.Included are other writers at the pinnacle of their careers: Karl Edward Wagner, Richard Laymon, Steve Rasnic Tem and Ramsey Campbell, as well as rising stars like Kim Newman, Ian Watson, Brian Lumley, Chet Williamson and many more.

Best Lesbian Erotica 2010

*Best Lesbian Erotica 2010* travels around the world of lesbian sex with deliriously delicious stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by Kathleen Warnock and selected and introduced by the the world’s hottest lesbian band, BETTY, this latest edition of the bestselling lesbian erotica series is thoughtful, surprising, and breathtaking. Featuring handome butches and flirtatious femmes and everything in between, these stories expertly blend sex and seduction with affection and desire. From inventive threesomes to seductive first-times, the women in these stories reveal all their pleasures in this collection of arousing and sensually lyrical fiction. *Best Lesbian Erotica 2010* is the most provocative, authentic, smart, edgy, and hot lesbian erotica published anywhere.

Best Lesbian Erotica 2009

Best Lesbian Erotica 2009 by Tristan Taormino, Joan Larkin
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Erotica in 2003 and 2004, Cleis’ *Best Lesbian Erotica* series is the gold standard for erotic lesbian fiction, and this year’s collection is no exception. *Best Lesbian Erotica 2009* journeys into the world of hot women-on-women action with edgy, unusual stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the noted author, playwright, and poet Joan Larkin, this latest edition of America’s most popular lesbian erotica series is smart, sensual, inventive, and breathtaking. From threesomes to gender-bending to shedding one’s wholesome image to indulge in more visceral pursuits, the women in these stories reveal all their pleasures in memorable tales that are both sexy and lyrical.

Best Lesbian Erotica 2004

The sister release of Best Gay Erotica 2004, Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 is the ninth annual collection in Cleis’s successful series featuring the steamiest, most thought-provoking lesbian sex writing. This selection of the year’s finest erotica represents a wide range of styles and voices journeying into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. This year’s stories are selected by award-winning author Michelle Tea, whose gritty, personal writing has earned her the accolade ‘a modern day Beat’ – Publishers Weekly.

Best Laid Plans

SUMMARY: She was the sexiest thing in a hard hat that architect Cody Johnson had ever seen, but structural engineer Abra Wilson also had a will as strong as a steel girder – and just about as flexible. But Cody had plans for Abra that not even this spirited beauty could resist…

The Best American Short Stories 2018

Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction. Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay brings her “signature dry wit and piercing psychological depth” (Harper’s Bazaar) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2018.