Index of Titles Filed Under 'Fiction'

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First, strange messages in fortune cookies. Then, the priceless 3,000-year-old Luminous Cosmos jade bì is stolen from the Met. Anna May has no time to lose. The foundling and junior curator at the Metropolitan Art Museum plunges into a world of ancient tombs, cults, forgers, shady politicians, music, art and brushes with death to find the original Luminous Cosmos. Anna May, Curator, & Friends. Tracking art and more around the globe. That’s the world of Anna May. Part of the Anna May, Curator, & Friends series for middle grade students and readers of all ages.

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Astronaut Luggage is a collection of short texts written along the last years and circulated online, rearranged around five main topics: the Apocalypse, commodities, drones, history and politics. Adopting the forms of the essay and the short story, Rothstein sets himself in an “atemporality” that allows him to tell stories in which the distinction between reality and fiction is not important. As he writes in the introduction: “None of these stories are true, but none of them are false, either. These distinctions are not the point, at least not immediately. The difference between fact and fantasy are important, just not ...

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Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories. Benjamin H. Bratton’s kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Both rely on all manner of doubles, models, gimmicks, ruses, prototypes, and shock-and-awe campaigns to realize their propagandas of the deed, threat, and image. Blurring reality and delusion, they collaborate on a literally psychotic politics of architecture. The cast of characters in this ensemble drama of righteous desperation and tactical trickery shuttle ...

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Headless, an exhilarating murder-mystery by the elusive K. D., probes the sordid secrets and sinister deeds of powerful financiers who use Caribbean firms to conceal their fortunes. The novel begins with workaday author John Barlow agreeing to ghostwrite a novel about secretive tax havens. Barlow assumes the job will be a no-brainer. But then his eccentric employers, Swedish artist duo Goldin+Senneby, ask him to investigate Headless Ltd., a shadowy company with possible links to the philosopher Georges Bataille, known for his obsession with human sacrifice. Barlow travels to Nassau, Bahamas, the glitzy mecca of offshore finance, and begins to uncover ...

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Collaborators Meriç Algün Ringborg and Erdem Taşdelen asked twenty-two artists to respond to a series of ten concise statements they drafted as ‘summaries of Marcel Proust’s thoughts’ from his novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’. In the novel the recurring motifs of the nature of art and the role of the artist are explored at great length. Contributors in the publication include: Derya Akay, Emanuel Almborg, Fabiola Carranza, Andjeas Ejiksson, Julia Feyrer, Goldin+Senneby, Johanna Gustafsson Furst, Jordy Hamilton, Allison Hrabluik, David Larsson, Karl Larsson, Matts Leiderstam, Nanna Nordstrom, Marina Roy, Holly Schmidt, Lina Selander, Lisa Tan, Marika Troili, Tris Vonna-Michell, ...

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“Tamara Faith Berger has been writing challenging and sexy books for more than a decade” —The Believer “Really good” —Miranda July Eat ass, pray, love. Twenty-five year-old Yoo-hoo experiences a sexual awakening in her yoga class. She breaks up with her boyfriend and travels to Niagara Falls where she meets a cold fish teen prostitute and an ex-Army troglodyte deep in the falls. Yoo-hoo’s unforgettable yogic journey sweeps across the realms of asana, hysteria, enlightenment. Kuntalini by Tamara Faith Berger is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, ...

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“Redefining sex on the printed page”—Dazed Digital “These Heady Erotic Novels Are Essential Reading”—The FADER “Genius”—Adult Magazine “More than meets the flesh”—ARTnews New Lovers: Trilogy No. 2 is a collection of three erotic novellas published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotica genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today. Each novella in the New Lovers series is an independent story of 12,000-18,000 words in length. This collection includes: My Wet ...

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New Lovers: Trilogy No. 1 is a collection of three erotic novellas published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotica genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today. Each novella in the New Lovers series is an independent story of 12,000-18,000 words in length. This collection includes: How To Train Your Virgin by Wednesday Black The queen of a mythical realm realizes that her king now prefers the ...

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Immediately upon its publication in Ireland, Claire-Louise Bennett’s debut began to attract attention well beyond the expectations of the tiny Irish press that published it. A deceptively slender volume, it captures with utterly mesmerizing virtuosity the interior reality of its unnamed protagonist, a young woman living a singular and mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village. Sidestepping the usual conventions of narrative, it focuses on the details of her daily experience—from the best way to eat porridge or bananas to an encounter with cows—rendered sometimes in story-length, story-like stretches of narrative, sometimes in fragments no longer ...

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**2015 Independent Games Festival Finalist for Excellence in Narrative** A story revealed by opening a character’s eyes, pulling apart his memories and grasping his infinitely scrolling thoughts. Six years ago, James–a demolition expert–returned from the First Gulf War. Explore James’ mind as his vision fails and his past collides with his present. Pry delivers an iPad-based reading experience in the form of a book to watch and a film to touch. ====== “Everyone interested in the contemporary state or future of literature as a hybrid tactile mediated experience should experience Pry.” — Los Angeles Review of Books “The narrative is fragmented, the visuals atmospheric: ...

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Often at the conclusion of an author interview, a question is posed, one that allows the subject to announce or promote forthcoming projects and publications. In the case of Thomas Ligotti, the response has invariably been to the effect that he never has any idea what he is going to produce in the future, if anything. Since he began publishing in the early 1980s, this answer has perhaps seemed somewhat disingenuous. Some may have thought that it was an affectation or diversionary tactic. After all, books under his name have since appeared on a somewhat regular, if not exactly prolific, ...

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In this text written for the 2016 UNdocumenta film festival in Gwangju, Anne-Françoise Schmid investigates the relation between film and philosophy, and presents a series of mini film-scripts to explore the method of ‘without’. Accompanied by images from Benoît Maire’s series Cloud Painting

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In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, Norwegian crime writer Gunnar Staalesen, creator of the private detective Varg Veum, discusses his career, how plots are constructed, and the influence of Norway, especially his hometown of Bergen, on his brand of ‘nordic noir.’ With readings by Staalesen from the English-language translations of his Varg Veum novels.

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World Clock tells of 1440 incidents that take place around the world at each minute of a day. The novel was inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s “One Human Minute” and Harry Mathews’s “The Chronogram for 1998.” It celebrates the industrial concept of time and certain types of vigorous banality which are shared by all people throughout the world. This novel was generated with 165 lines of Python code, all of which were written by the author in about four hours on November 27, 2013. The only external data source that is used in the generation process is the computer’s time zone database. ...

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