Featuring three brand-new stories and an original introduction by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of her newest work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life, and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will find much to delight them; those lucky enough to be discovering her work will find much to enchant them.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Tachyon Publications, Pages: 289 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781616962210


Featuring three brand-new stories and an original introduction by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of her newest work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life, and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will find much to delight them; those lucky enough to be discovering her work will find much to enchant them.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Tachyon Publications, Pages: 274 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781616962197


With the debut of a brand-new work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Fans of McKillips ethereal fiction will delight in these previously-uncollected tales; those new to her work will find much here to enchant them.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: , Pages: 288 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1616962186


“Distant Shores” can mean various things. Literally, distant shores refer to one’s travel destinations. Figuratively, they represent human desires, ambitions, or goals. But “distant shores” also stand for the human yearning, imbedded in everyone, for final fulfillment. Such yearning makes human beings fundamentally restless. This work is about all of these forms of restlessness. In story form, it explores a fundamental philosophical theme: human transcendence. The narrative follows the life-journeys of three Filipino boyhood friends who had different ambitions in, and dreams about, life. A parallel story of another young man from Spain, who is coming to grips with his father's philosophical views on life, links up with one of these Filipinos during a trip to Ireland. As the four characters’ respective and very different narratives unfold, their dialogues develop and their reflections deepen, one is caught up in the challenges they have had to face, the goals they have achieved, and the failures and successes they have encountered. In different, and at times unexpected, ways they illustrate the restlessness of human nature itself.
Genre: Philosophy, Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Pages: 220 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781443876841


The Distant Shore - the follow-up to Colm Keane's No. 1 bestseller Going Home - is packed with a wealth of new Irish stories about life after death. The book features over 70 original interviews with people from all corners of Ireland, north and south. Some have briefly died, only to be revived by resuscitation techniques. Reunions with deceased family and friends, and encounters with a `superior being', are described. The book also examines new evidence concerning near-death experiences. In a further departure, the book features astonishing premonitions of future events. Visions of dead family members are also described. This book was inspired by the huge response to Colm Keane's No. 1 bestseller Going Home - a groundbreaking book that remained a top seller for many months. Containing new material and insights, The Distant Shore is indispensable reading for those wanting to know what happens when we pass away.
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit, Editor: Capel Island Press, Pages: 217 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Hannah examines whether love and commitment are enough to sustain a marriage when two people who have put their individual dreams on ice get a chance to defrost them . . . in fast-moving prose punctuated by snappy asides.”—People Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Ballantine Books, Pages: 370 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780345469373


Chicago, 1897. An obsessive collector and insurance magnate commissions the world's tallest building. Determined to compete with Marshall Field's recent donation of $1 million to found the Field Museum, the tycoon funds a private collecting voyage into the Pacific.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 484 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781439198865


In To This Distant Shore, Sheldon Silva, eccentric computer guru and amateur radio astronomer, accidentally receives and records an unknown signal. He performs his own analysis on the data and makes some small progress in discovering its nature. When the signal is determined to be extraterrestrial, Silva is recruited to participate in an effort to understand it and respond. However, the signal is not merely a message from another intelligence, it IS another intelligence an alien mind deconstructed down to the atom and modeled to yield an encoded data set and software which, when reconstituted on our computer systems, became sentient. Although able to instantiate itself, it analyzed our technology as insufficient for its needs until it finds the SSC. Once the intelligence found the cyclotron, it began to reprogram and reconfigure it for an unknown purpose.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Xlibris Corporation, Pages: 318 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781469187846


In the Spinout series of science fiction stories for 8 to 13 year olds. Presents three short stories with supernatural themes, telling of a mermaid who makes contact with humans against her better judgement, a magical pair of wings and a builder who can create a town through words.
Genre: Children's stories, Australian, Editor: , Pages: 47 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0733914586


In this sequel to his bestselling The Men Inside: Chronicles of a Modern Mariner, George Phillipos delves again with perspicacity and insight into the emotions and lives of men who have worked at sea. Crafted from anecdotes and events that the author heard when he was employed as a sea-going engineer, this collection includes stories of loss, love, betrayal, and the power games that afflict sea-going men and their families, people who are constantly forced to bridge the space between two very different worlds. A boy coping with the death of his father at sea, a young man forced to give up his brilliant career because of an injury, a sea-going engineer's wife who discovers in a strange land the truth about her husband...in these stories George Phillipos weaves with subtlety and delicate emotiveness tales that are in turn disturbing, poignant and inspirational.
Genre: Short stories, Indic (English), Editor: , Pages: 270 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UCAL:B5021747