Posts in category: Novellas
By Neil Clarke, Matthew Kressel
Clarkesworld is a Hugo Award-winning technological know-how fiction and fable journal. every month we deliver you a mixture of fiction (new and vintage works), articles, interviews and art.
Our November 2014 factor contains:
- Original Fiction by way of Matthew Kressel ("Cameron Rhyder's Legs"), Robert Reed ("Pernicious Romance"), and Ken Liu ("The lengthy Haul From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific per 30 days, could 2009").
- Classic tales by way of Pat Cadigan ("Cody") and Ken MacLeod ("The Vorkuta Event").
- Non-fiction by means of Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Drugs in technology Fiction), an interview with Jo Walton, an one other observe column by way of Wesley Chu, and an article through Neil Clarke.
By J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Mary Kay McComas, Elaine Fox, R. C. Ryan
Some of your favorite New York Times bestselling authors current 5 all-new tales instructed during the having a look glass—including a brand new Eve Dallas novella!
You’re overdue for a crucial date...
Enter a wonderland of captivating stories. It’s a spot that’s neither right here nor there, the place issues are by no means really as they appear. encouraged by way of Lewis Carroll’s whimsical masterpiece, starting from the very unlikely to the mad to the curiouser, those tales may have you totally off your head.
Don’t be afraid to stick with them…
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
By Louisa May Alcott
Louisa might Alcott’s little-known novella is an creative research of deception, betrayal, and the ruthless strength of a lady scorned.
When demure Scottish governess Jean Muir arrives at a prosperous family, the relations couldn’t be extra delighted with their younger new resident and locate themselves beguiled by means of her grace and sweetness. yet this hand over to her innocent’ charms quickly units the lads quarreling for her awareness, with the ladies beside themselves with jealousy. overjoyed along with her good fortune, omit Muir units her points of interest at the optimum prizebut she has merely 3 days to assert victory earlier than the reality, in the back of her masks, can be exposed.
American novelist Louisa may well Alcott is better remembered for the perennially well known Little Women.
By Henry James
Exemplifying Henry James's well-known trust that "Art makes life," The Lesson of the grasp is a piercing research of the lifestyles that artwork makes. whilst the tale's protagonist--a talented younger writer--meets and befriends a recognized writer he has lengthy idolized, he's either repelled by means of and drawn to the artist's nice mystery: the emotional charges of a existence devoted to art.
With impressive mental perception and devastating wit, the novella asks the query of no matter if paintings is, finally, demeaning or ennobling for the artist, whereas shooting the ambiguities of a existence dedicated to paintings, and the alternatives artists needs to make. The expatriate James knew those selection good by the point he released the novella within the common evaluation in 1888, and the paintings unearths him on the peak of his powers.
By Brian Keene
From Brian Keene's site (9/22/2010): "The lady at the Glider is my twist at the conventional ghost tale - a meta-fictional mash-up of M.R. James and Hunter S. Thompson. even supposing i do not frequently deal with my paintings after i have comprehensive writing it, i am pleased with this one. I in truth imagine it is the neatest thing i have ever written. i'm hoping that you're going to, too."
A brand-new Ian Rutledge e-original novella from Charles Todd, together with a unique excerpt from the subsequent Rutledge novel, Hunting Shadows, to be had this January.
It’s 1915, and the nice battle is just six months outdated. Lieutenant Ian Rutledge has left at the back of his occupation at Scotland backyard and is now serving in France. He’s briefly with the sappers—men digging underground tunnels towards the German strains to trigger explosions below the enemy trenches. In his quarter, Rutledge and his males set their fees and get out of the tunnel as quickly as attainable. however the fees don’t burst off. It’s insanity to return down and discover why, yet Rutledge and personal Williams volunteer. They slightly make it again earlier than the tunnel blows up. Rutledge suspects that Welsh miners minimize the fuse too lengthy, even if they deny it.
Then Williams confides to Rutledge that those related males, part brothers Taffy Jones and Aaron Lloyd, have attempted prior to this to kill him. And they’re made up our minds adequate to chance different men’s lives in addition. Rutledge discovers in the middle of a raging conflict that homicide has made its technique to France, and he needs to have the ability to end up it.
By Robert Walton
In a mechanicized destiny Earth is managed and ruled by means of competing O’Neill colonies, circling a submissive society and suffering for whole regulate. The Vienna Station, a kind of opponents, is within the palms of Masters who will use a reconstituted Mozart, a printed most well known of a brand new Concerto to the billions and an complex plan of espionage to weigh down all opposition...but the cloned Mozart, an orchestral cellist Drusilla and renegade technology mix in opposition.
The novelette is tricky, multi-leveled and totally pleasurable. It stands with Edgar Pangborn’s 1955 Galaxy novelette “The track grasp of Babylon” and Richard Strauss’s 1956 “A paintings of Art” as one in all technology fiction’s 3 nice works founded on classical song. pass judgement on David Drake writes “Its imagined destiny is as gritty and brutal as it is easy to ask however the concentration is on hopeful fight. attractive characters, well-realized settings and the intelligence which needed to underlie each Galaxy tale made this a true excitement to read.”
The useless is without doubt one of the 20th century’s most lovely items of brief literature. Taking his suggestion from a kinfolk collecting held each year at the ceremonial dinner of the Epiphany, Joyce pens a narrative a few married couple attending a Christmas-season social gathering on the apartment of the husband’s aged aunts. a surprising confession made through the husband’s spouse towards the top of the tale showcases the facility of Joyce’s maximum innovation: the epiphany, that second while every little thing, for personality and reader alike, is unexpectedly transparent.
By William C. Dietz
Kyle Katarn is a embellished graduate from the Imperial army Academy; he could forfeit his very lifestyles for the Empire. yet he would not forfeit his father's lifestyles, and that is what the Empire has taken. Kyle is prepared to do something to avenge his father's loss of life -- something from promoting categorized details to a suicide run. and that is simply what the insurgent Alliance has in brain for him. Soldier for the Empire is the 1st in a sequence of graphic-story albums that includes characters and events in line with the preferred celebrity Wars: darkish Forces interactive video games. Like darkish Horse's first picture- tale album, extraterrestrial beings: Tribes, this novella-length prose tale is accentuated through 25 full-page, painted illustrations.