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The Anubis Gates

Author : Tim Powers
ISBN : 9780575101821
Genre : Fiction
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Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic. When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684. Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others' bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.
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Nobody S Home

Author : Tim Powers
ISBN : 1596066709
Genre : Fiction
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The Weird And The Eerie

Author : Mark Fisher
ISBN : 9781910924396
Genre : Social Science
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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.
Category: Social Science

Geared Up Writing Steampunk

Author : Beth Daniels
ISBN : 9781312047716
Genre : Fiction
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GEARED UP WRITING STEAMPUNK is a totally rewritten guide to, well, writing Steampunk Fiction. As the 2nd edition, there are elements that remain, some that have been dropped, and new things added. For instance, this time round the research sections on wardrobes, slang, theatres, and weapons has vanished because in the original book this all focused on the Victorians -- the British. Also dropped was the list of authors names, mostly because keeping it up to date in the book was impossible, so it moved to a website. The markets remained and gained a few additions. Other additions are sections specifically on Weird West, the Gilded Age (urban American East), the Belle Epoch (European), Parallel Worlds and Alternative Universes, Time Travel, plus writing the Steampunk romance, mystery, dystopian tale, comedy and adventure story. As well as cover the American West for Weird West, trips to the Canadian West, Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania are also taken. So get Geared Up for writing Steampunk!
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The Supernatural Revamped

Author : Barbara Brodman
ISBN : 9781611478655
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or popular media. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century, reshaping legends into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels

Author : David Pringle
ISBN : 9781473208063
Genre : Fiction
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Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.
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The Skies Discrowned

Author : Tim Powers
ISBN : 9780575117747
Genre : Fiction
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In a time when Earth's interplanetary Empire is crumbling . . . On a world where technology has begun to fail . . . When the rightful ruler of the planet has been deposed by renegades . . . One young man embodies the spirit of survival. Frank Rovzar has seen his father murdered most foully in a palace coup. Escaping the deadly Transports he flees to the only safe place he can think of, Munson Underground, the city beneath the surface of the planet, den of thieves and haven of the damned. Rovzar has only two goals. The first is survival. The second is vengeance. He will have both, he vows, and he embarks on a course that will see him rise from the dregs of society to the very pinnacle of power.
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Queen Victoria S Book Of Spells

Author : Ellen Datlow
ISBN : 9781429960915
Genre : Fiction
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"Gaslamp Fantasy," or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels owe their inspiration to works by nineteenth-century writers ranging from Jane Austen, the Brontës, and George Meredith to Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and William Morris. And, of course, the entire steampunk genre and subculture owes more than a little to literature inspired by this period. Queen Victoria's Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves these works of neo-Victorian fiction, and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call Fantasy of Manners, all of which fit under the larger umbrella of Gaslamp Fantasy. The result is eighteen stories by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both bestselling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth century invested (or cursed!) with magic. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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