9.28.2012

eBook Sale at Subterranean Press

We're down to the last few days of our ebook sale, where almost all of our titles have seen their prices dropped to the $.99 to $2.99 range. If you check out our ebook section, you'll find links to some honking big volumes (over 200,000 words each), including Cryptic (Jack McDevitt), The Best of Lucius Shepard, The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (Barry Hughart).

We haven't neglected the shorter gems. Our novellas, including The God Engines (John Scalzi), The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate (Ted Chiang), and Muse of Fire (Dan Simmons), are part of the sale, as well.
Bridge of Birds is the most popular book I've ever read at Forgotten Classics (thank you again Barry Hughart for your generous permission). Now is your chance to pick up the eBook of his trilogy about Number Ten O and Master Li.

As well as a number of other great books. Just pick up anything by Ted Chiang. You can thank me later.

Subterranean Press's entire eBook list is here.

9.26.2012

Forgotten Tales 5: The Nightingale

Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories (Anchor Folktale Library) 
In which a Chinese emperor learns the value of one of his humblest subjects.
(download or listen via this link)


References:
Read more of Hans Christian Andersen's works here.

Read about my English adventures at Zombie Parent's Guide

9.24.2012

Lagniappe 56: Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest

"I'm not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare--or, if not, it's some equally brainy lad--who says that it's always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping. There's no doubt the man's right. It's absolutely that way with me. Take, for instance, the fairly rummy matter of Lady Malvern and her son Wilmot...."

Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest
(listen or download from link above)

Read for us by Will Duquette from The View From the Foothills

This story is in the public domain.
According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

9.20.2012

Episode 201: The Unforeseen, chapter 2


In which Virgilia "sees" more and we meet Nan. 
Episode 201, The Unforeseen, chapter 2
(download or listen via this link)

This book is in the public domain. 
(Note: I have researched the copyright to the best of my ability as well as written to the original publishers more than once and received no reply. My conclusion, therefore, is that this book is in the public domain. If anyone has conclusive information to the contrary, please contact me.) 

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for eerieness
  • For another book by this author: The Uninvited (read previously on Forgotten Classics)
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9.13.2012

Lagniappe 55: Ora et Labora et Zombies

An epistolary novel about the siege of a 
contemporary Benedictine monastery during a uniquely literal zombie apocalypse

Ora et Labora et Zombies: letters 1-3
(listen or download from link above)

This sample is read with permission by the author, Ryan Trusell.
To get the entire novel, subscribe at Ora et Labora et Zombies.
According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

9.11.2012

Lagniappe 54: Leave It to Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

"...It isn't only that Jeeves's judgment about clothes is infallible,
though, of course, that's really the main thing. The man knows
everything." And it's a good thing for Bertie that he does.

Leave It to Jeeves
(listen or download from link above)

Read for us by Will Duquette from The View From the Foothills

This story is in the public domain.
According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

9.08.2012

Episode 200: The Unforeseen, chapter 1


In which we meet Virgilia and hear her perplexing problem.
Episode 200, The Unforeseen, chapter 1
(download or listen via this link)

This book is in the public domain. 
(Note: I have researched the copyright to the best of my ability as well as written to the original publishers more than once and received no reply. My conclusion, therefore, is that this book is in the public domain. If anyone has conclusive information to the contrary, please contact me.) 

Book Information
  • Story rating: PG for eerieness
  • For another book by this author: The Uninvited (read previously on Forgotten Classics)
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