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#1

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories-two published for the very first time-all from the mind of the incomparable author of Stories of Your Life and Others... Read more about Exhalation

#2

From the author of Exhalation, an award-winning short story collection that blends "absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space ... raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human" (The New Y... Read more about Stories of Your Life and Others

#3

The Illustrated Man, a seminal work in Ray Bradbury's career, whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage, is available from Simon & Schuster for the first time.

Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless Ame... Read more about The Illustrated Man

#4

Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection-including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, ... Read more about The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

#5

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

"[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange."-Roxane Gay

"In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women's memories... Read more about Her Body and Other Parties

#6

A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.... Read more about The Lottery

#7

A collection of tales to invade and paralyse the mind as the safe light of day is infiltrated by the shadows of the night.

As you read, the clutching fingers of terror brush lightly across the nape of the neck, reach round from behind to clutch and ... Read more about Night Shift

#8

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a must-read for any fan of science fiction or fantasy, a crucial precursor to films like Avatar and Alien and books like Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars and Dan Simmons' Hyperion, and a haunting prophesy of hu... Read more about The Martian Chronicles

#9

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER. With a new foreword by Domenico Starnone, this stunning debut collection flawlessly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of ... Read more about Interpreter of Maladies

#10

THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century tow... Read more about The Yellow Wallpaper

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