Renters and buyersthe rich, the famous, the bad, and the uglyare out in full force with one mission: to ?nd the perfect house. Do they care that they are mistreating everyone, including the valiant real estate agents working for them? Absolutely not. They have abandoned civility (if they ever had any).
In these stories, so revealing that the two authorswho together have logged some 50 years in real estatemust remain anonymous, the seamy underbelly of Hamptons Real Estate is exposed to the bright, often hilarious, light of day.
An email screeches, You and your cougar girlfriend should read the fn lease! A landlord accuses, Your dog dug up my lawn! (Reply from dog owner: I dont have a dog!) A woman demands, I MUST have a house South of the Highwayby the way, what is South of the Highway?
Towels arent ?u? y enough; birds are too noisy and should be eliminated; No Viking Range? Forget it! You get me a beach sticker or Ill badmouth your name all over town!
These true tales give a brokers-eye view of what really happens in the Hamptons Real Estate scene. You couldnt make this stu? upand these two authors didnt.
BALANCE John Samuelson is a brainy unknown scientist working on a weapon of unimaginable power. His brother, Adam, has a big heart, but he is also mentally ill and homeless. But not all is what it seems. Both men are about to discover that sometimes the heart knows more than the mind about what is best.
AFTERMATH After Will Samsons life intersects with that of a mentally ill young woman, he shares his story during an interview, never imagining the impact it will have around the country. As backlash is instigated against those deemed unfi t for society by others, the lines between sanity and madness become blurred.
Prism, Balance, and Aftermath are three short stories with a unifying theme that tackles the worldview of characters with bipolar disorder.
FICTION: "Heart of Ice" by Tanith Lee; "Creature" by Ramsey Shehadeh; "The Yellow Dressing Gown" by Sarah Monette; "The Talion Moth" by John Kirk; "Detours on the Way to Nothing" by Rachel Swirsky; "Black Petals" (new Elric novella) by Michael Moorock.
SPECIAL FEATURE: The 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years.
POETRY: "A Compleynte on the Deth of Sir William Thatcher, Sumtyme Ycleped Ulrich of Lichtenstein" by Geoffrey Chaucer.
NONFICTION: Interview: Jeff VanderMeer chats with weird fantasy novelist China Mieville; Weirdism: Stephen Geigen-Miller on his pulp-fiction heritage; Lost Pages: Ira Marcks presents a snapshot of modern Innsmouth...; Lost in Lovecraft: ...and Kenneth Hite explores why H.P.L.'s characters sought asylum in Arkham; Excerpt: Csilla Csori discusses the science of Dune's gholas and how to raise the dead; The Bazaar: Cherie Priest meets a steampunk Cthulhoid amulet crafter; The Cryptic: Darrell Schweitzer on the enduring power of the Blob; The Library: Book reviews.
The collection will include nine works in all. The first eight are:
“The Hope of Elantris” (Elantris)
“The Eleventh Metal” (Mistborn)
“The Emperor's Soul” (Elantris)
“Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30” (Mistborn)
“White Sand" (excerpt; Taldain)
"Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” (Threnody)
“Sixth of Dusk” (First of the Sun)
“Mistborn: Secret History” (Mistborn)
These wonderful works, originally published on Tor.com and elsewhere individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella, “The Emperor's Soul” and an excerpt from the graphic novel "White Sand."
Arcanum Unbounded will also contain the 120-page Stormlight Archive novella "Edgedancer," which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere. It is a story of Lift, taking place between Words of Radiance and the forthcoming Oathbringer.
Finally, this collection includes essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set.
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
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