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Old 06-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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Stranger Things Happen By Kelly Link (Free)

Found this while doing a search and browse at random (I need a bit of random in my day from time to time)

Apparently Niel Gamien called her one of the best short story writers around at the moment.

http://www.lcrw.net/kellylink/sth/

It's availabe in multiple versions and released under Creative Commons Licence

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This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link, takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new, strange, and wonderful territory. The girl detective must go to the underworld to solve the case of the tap-dancing bank robbers. A librarian falls in love with a girl whose father collects artificial noses. A dead man posts letters home to his estranged wife. Two women named Louise begin a series of consecutive love affairs with a string of cellists. A newly married couple become participants in an apocalyptic beauty pageant. Sexy blond aliens invade New York City. A young girl learns how to make herself disappear.
These eleven extraordinary stories are quirky, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. Every story contains a secret prize. Each story was written especially for you.
Stories from Stranger Things Happen have won the Nebula, Tiptree, and World Fantasy Award. Stranger Things Happen was a Salon Book of the Year, one of the Village Voice's 25 Favorite Books of 2001, and was nominated for the Firecracker Alternative Book Award.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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Any of those formats work on the Sony prs?
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:48 AM   #4
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Caliber will convert most. I've had best success with converting the HTML compared to most others.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:10 AM   #5
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thanks! just finished the first two stories. in a way, just a little creepy and so well written, interesting and bizarre - great stuff can't wait to read the rest...
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:06 AM   #6
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Well, hell, the PRC version won't download.

And the HTML isn't valid HTML, either.

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Many thanks, looks interesting.

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:15 AM   #8
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You can also download it right here on mobileread, thanks to JSWolf.

LRF (Sony PRS):
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13999

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http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14000
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:23 AM   #9
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Well, hell, the PRC version won't download.

And the HTML isn't valid HTML, either.
I don't think the PRC has ever worked (I tried last year). The HTML version in the user conversion section should work for you (with the linked TOC); I just redownloaded and checked it. It's at least valid enough HTML that firefox opens it.
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I don't think the PRC has ever worked (I tried last year). The HTML version in the user conversion section should work for you (with the linked TOC); I just redownloaded and checked it. It's at least valid enough HTML that firefox opens it.
It doesn't have any <html> </html> tags. Calibre choked on conversion, but I fixed it.

Thanks atidball for the link here.
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Both of Kelly Link's short story collections (Stranger Things Happen, Magic For Beginners) have been available on Feedbooks for ages, and both are amazing collections.

Stranger Things Happen

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Any of those formats work on the Sony prs?
At least one does... the custom-PDF that will use the font you specify at the size you specify, and also looks better than any of the other formats.

I guess what I'm saying... happy conversion to everyone at MobileRead.

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