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ISBN 13 : 1780332661
Pages : 620 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1849012520
Pages : 576 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1849014930
Pages : 535 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1849014965
Pages : 512 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1780337183
Pages : 720 pages
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Download The Mammoth Book of Best New SF [19] PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The only essential annual SF collection Widely regarded as the benchmark anthology for every science fiction fan, The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 19 continues to uphold its standard of excellence with over two dozen stories from the previous year. This year's volume includes many bright young talents of science fiction, as well as a host of established masters. It covers every aspect of the genre - soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military and adventure. Also included is a thorough summation of the year and a recommended reading list.


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ISBN 13 : 184901258X
Pages : 608 pages
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Download Two Nuns In A Bath PDF Format Full Free by Geoff Tibballs and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-10-15 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brand-new, fantastic, enormous collection of 5,000 jokes, gags and one-liners - indexed and categorised to help with finding the right joke for any occasion or audience, from Bar-Mitzvahs to bar-rooms. Two Nuns in a Bath is the consummate collection, with jokes on every subject under the sun, from lawyers to low-energy light bulbs. Two nuns are sitting in a bath. One says "Where's the soap?"" The other replies "It does rather doesn't it?" A guy asks a lawyer what his fee is. "I charge $50 for three questions," the lawyer says. "That's awfully steep, isn't it?" the guy asks. "Yes," the lawyer replies, "Now what's your final question?"


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ISBN 13 : 1849016690
Pages : 576 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (16 downloads)

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ISBN 13 : 1780337175
Pages : 732 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (337 downloads)

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ISBN 13 : 1849012512
Pages : 552 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (12 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-10-15 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by contemporary masters of the macabre, including the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Massie, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, and Gene Wolfe. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also includes a comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; an impressively researched necrology; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer alike. It is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.


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ISBN 13 : 1849017697
Pages : 784 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (17 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-15 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this the twenty-fourth edition of his celebrated annual Mammoth Book of Best New SF (its 28th as The Year's Best SF in the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois presents 33 of 2010's most outstanding pieces of short science fiction, along with his typically informative notes on each author. Many are the work of award-winning writers, but there are also some surprising newcomers. The collection is prefaced, as ever, by Dozois's Summation of 2010 in SF, a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends.


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ISBN 13 : 1849015279
Pages : 720 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1780332777
Pages : 509 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (332 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 509 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year's darkest tales of terror Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. It features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre - including Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Glen Hirshberg, Peter Atkins and Tanith Lee. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also features the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.


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ISBN 13 : 1849017735
Pages : 496 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (17 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes PDF Format Full Free by Geoff Tibballs and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-22 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The biggest and best collection of jokes for all the family to enjoy. 8,000 rib-ticklers, covering every subject under the sun from Aardvarks to Zombies, including chicken jokes, doctor-doctor jokes, elephant jokes, horror jokes, knock-knock jokes, excruciating puns, riddles, school jokes, sports jokes and waiter jokes. Most of the jokes are sharp one-liners but there is also a scattering of slightly longer stories.


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ISBN 13 : 1780332653
Pages : 620 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (332 downloads)

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ISBN 13 : 1849015309
Pages : 620 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1780337213
Pages : 620 pages
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Download The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 18 PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The one unmissable SF collection Widely regarded as the essential book for every science fiction fan, The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 18 continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories from the previous year. This year's volume includes not just a host of established masters, but also many bright young talents of science fiction. It embrace every aspect of the genre - soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military and adventure. Plus the usual thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.


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ISBN 13 : 1780334184
Pages : 512 pages
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Download The Mammoth Book of 20th Century SF II PDF Format Full Free by David G. Hartwell and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, covering the period from the 1890s to the future, includes stories from founding fathers of the field like H. G. Wells and C. S. Lewis; beloved mainstays of the genre, such as Philip Jose Farmer, Roger Zelazny and Jack Vance; notable female writers, including Nancy Kress, and authors like Bruce Sterling, William Gibson and James Morrow, who have hit their stride in the last two decades. Also featured are those widely recognised outside the genre, the celebrated writing of E. M. Forster and Michael Shaara, as well as translations of foreign writers' formative work including that of Wolfgang Jeschke and Dino Buzzati.