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The Innsmouth Heritage And Other Sequels

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434448910
Genre : Fiction
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Eleven new tales of fantasy and horror based upon the classic originals by H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, H. Rider Haggard, and Bram Stoker.
Category: Fiction

Shadows Over Innsmouth

Author : Stephen Jones
ISBN : 9781781165317
Genre : Fiction
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Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's classic, today's masters of horror take up their pens and turn once more to that decayed, forsaken New England fishing village with its sparkling treasure, loathsome denizens, and unspeakable evil. This anthology features seventeen chilling stories by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell and Kim Newman, as well as the original masterpiece of horror.
Category: Fiction

The Mind Riders

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781473219595
Genre : Fiction
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First published in 1976, "The Mind-Riders" features a remarkable anticipation of virtual reality gaming, in which the revised sport of boxing pits physically identical virtual fighters against one another, operated by electronically-connected "handlers" -- with viewers receiving transmissions of the combatants' emotions as their simulations slug it out. Ryan Hart, banished from the sport in its early days because of his lack of marketable emotion, is brought back by an obsessed media executive who wants to see the reigning champion beaten at any cost. Hart is not certain that he can win, after such a lapse of time, nor is he certain he can resist pressure to give the vast virtual crowds the dose of sadistic exultation they crave. But that doesn't stop him from heading into the virtual "ring" and fighting the bout of his life!
Category: Fiction

Sexual Chemistry And Other Tales

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781473219564
Genre : Fiction
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This collection brings together the ten earliest stories in Brian Stableford's series of "Tales of the Biotech Revolution," all written in the 1980s, except for one anomalous example from the 1960s. The dates in some of the stories, located a comfortable distance in the future when the stories were written, have now long past, revealing certain anomalies of early expectation; but they have been left unaltered, as nostalgic samples of yesterday's long-dead and perhaps much-lamented tomorrows. The collection begins and ends, as is surely only appropriate, with flamboyant utopian fantasies boldly asserting the perfectibility of humankind and the world of which the species has custody.
Category: Fiction

The Best Of Both Worlds And Other Ambiguous Tales

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434443342
Genre : Fiction
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In the longest story in this collection, an eleven-year-old girl has a strange adventure in an overgrown garden, and probably saves the world from a fate worse than any conventional apocalypse. Her parents would undoubtedly think that she’s been dreaming if she attempted to explain what had happened, but that’s what parents do, because they think it’s what they ought to do. The other stories all describe similarly equivocal victories, which sometimes don’t appear to the other characters in the stories to be victories at all—but they are: every last one of them. You just have to look at them the right way—and it really is worth doing that? After all, who among us really wants to get stuck in the way things want to seem? Eight scintillating stories of science fiction by a master of the genre!
Category: Fiction

Sheena And Other Gothic Tales

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781479409433
Genre : Fiction
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Sheena is a vampire from Leeds who works in a call center, and has a dark secret that even she doesn't know about. Her boyfriend has to discover it the hard way, alas. Like the other two vampire stories included in the book, both of which feature vampire babies, "Sheena" is a love story, which shares the life-enhancing attributes common to all love stories. Here are ten tales of the fantastic, the horrific, and the gothic, including: "Rose, Crowned with Thorns," "Rent," "Tenebrio," "Behind the Wheel," "Innocent Blood," "Emptiness," "The Woman in the Mirror," "Regression," "Heartbreaker," and "Sheena." Great reading by a great writer!
Category: Fiction

Asgard S Heart

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781479409396
Genre : Fiction
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The gods of Asgard are in deep trouble. If they can’t defeat their internal enemies, the starlet in the macroworld’s core will blow up, killing trillions humanoids in its various layers. Only one man can save this articifial planet, and he can only do that by duplicating himself. Unfortunately, the software version of himself that's trying to operate within Asgard’s virtual space is fighting on the adversary’s home ground, and seems to have even less chance of success than the flesh-and-blood version. Even if they both get through, and contrive somehow to save the macroworld from destruction, how can they ever get together again to become a whole man--and at what cost? The thrilling conclusion to a magnificent sci-fi saga!
Category: Fiction

A Glimpse Of Infinity

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434443595
Genre : Fiction
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The masters of the Euchronian Millennium are panicking. The fabric of their ideal society on the platform built over the Earth has been ripped, and the order that they hold so precious seems to be teetering on the brink of collapse. In order to save it, the Hegemon has decided to obliterate all life in the perpetually covered Underworld of Earth from which the threat comes--but his followers are of two minds as to whether that's even possible, let alone justifiable. As the opposition grows, the plan goes forward--but then the Underworld begins to fight back, and everything's thrown into chaos: a chaos with which the citizens of a supposedly ideal society are simply not equipped to deal. Meanwhile, in the Underworld, the fight for survival goes on, as bitterly and ruthlessly as ever. The smashing conclusion to The Realms of Tartarus Trilogy!
Category: Fiction

Asgard S Conquerors

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781479409389
Genre : Fiction
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Asgard's not an easy world to get away from. Mike Rousseau only wants to take a vacation in his home system, but he's back before he has time to draw breath, and he's been drafted into the Space Force once again. His new mission is even more dangerous than the last one, the number of his enemies has increased vastly, and his friends haven't improved at all. By way of compensation, he has another chance to get closer to the mystery at Asgard's heart--but the inhabitants of the megaplanet's core are no longer content to sit quietly and wait to be found. They've discovered the outside universe, and are trying to decide what to do about it--but they have problems of their own. Only Rousseau can cross the boundaries between species, and offer each of the races a possible solution. Another great entry into an exciting SF series!
Category: Fiction

Yesterday Never Dies

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434443656
Genre : Fiction
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At an 1847 revival of Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le Diable, the ghost of Blaise Thibodeaux, the author of La Résonance du temps, appears in one of the boxes, just as Thibodeaux had predicted to Auguste Dupin that it would, thirteen years before. Unfortunately, Dupin is unable to attend the performance, leaving his uninformed friend and narrator Reynolds to try to make sense of the apparition and all the confusing circumstances surrounding it. Once Dupin has returned to the intellectual fray, however, and pulled the multitudinous threads of possibility together, seven individuals must set forth for the forest of Fontainebleau in the dead of night in order to bring the "temporal resonance" that Thibodeaux had earlier attempted to produce to its full fruition, hoping at least to understand why he wanted to do so--although the Comte de Saint-Germain, apparently in control for once, has much greater ambitions than that... Another riveting entry in this ongoing historical fantasy series.
Category: Fiction

The Innsmouth Heritage

Author : Brian M. Stableford
ISBN : UOM:39015069971250
Genre : History
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Category: History

Classics And Contemporaries

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124111407
Genre : Literary Criticism
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S. T. Joshi has established himself as a leading critic and scholar of the weird tale. Having begun by studying the work of H. P. Lovecraft, Joshi has expanded his interests to include the entire range of horror fiction from such classics as Lord Dunsany and Algernon Blackwood to such contemporaries as Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. In this generous sampling of the reviews that Joshi has written in nearly thirty years as a critic, we find trenchant analyses of writers ranging from Arthur Machen, E. F. Benson, and Shirley Jackson to Peter Straub, Thomas Ligotti, Norman Partridge, and David J. Schow. Joshi also addresses such significant themes in horror fiction as the subgenre of dark suspense, the haunted house, Arkham House and its legacy, and the work of the small press. Of particular note is a lengthy section devoted to H. P. Lovecraft, including studies of an array of Cthulhu Mythos writings and detailed examinations of recent Lovecraft scholarship. Joshi's essays and reviews are enlivened with a pungent wit and literary flair that bring to mind the work of John Clute and Brian Aldiss. S. T. Joshi is the author of such works as The Weird Tale (1990), H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996), and The Modern Weird Tale (2001). He has edited or coedited such important reference works as Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (2005) and Icons of Horror and the Supernatural (2006). His numerous publications have received the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Horror Writers Association Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.
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What Do I Read Next

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ISBN : IND:30000053713784
Genre : Fiction genres
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St James Guide To Science Fiction Writers

Author : St James Press
ISBN : 1558621792
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Science Fiction Culture

Author : Camille Bacon-Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015047844959
Genre : Social Science
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In a century that has taken us from the horse and buggy to the world wide web, science fiction has established itself as the literature to explore the ways in which technology transforms society while its counterpart, genre fantasy, insistently reminds us of the magical transformations of the individual in response to the demands of the social. So it should come as no surprise that the fans and producers of these genres come together to create the culture of the future around the ideal that tales of wonder about the future and the imaginary past can be shared as both symbolic communication and social capital. In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith explores the science fiction community and its relationships with the industries that sustain it, including the publishing, computer, and hotel/convention industries, and explores the issue of power in those relationships: Who seems to have it? Who does have it? How do they use it? What are the results of that use? In the process, Bacon-Smith rejects the two major theoretical perspectives on mass culture reception. Consumers are not passive receivers of popular culture produced by the hegemonic ideology machine that is the mass media industry, nor are they rebels valiantly resisting that machine by reading against the grain of the interpretation designed into the products they consume. Bacon-Smith argues that the relationship between consumers of science fiction and producers is much more complex than either of these theories suggests. Using a wide range of theoretical perspectives, she shows that this relationship is based on a series of continuing negotiations across a broad spectrum of cultural interests.
Category: Social Science

The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack

Author : H.P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 9781434448903
Genre : Fiction
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This volume assembles no less than 40 stories set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Ranging from Lovecraft's own tales (including classics such as the novel At the Mountains of Madness, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Colour Out of Space") to works by his friends and contemporaries (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert Bloch), to later followers (Henry Kuttner, Lin Carter, Brian McNaughton), and contemporary afficianados (Brian Stableford, Mark McLaughlin, Adrian Cole) -- and many more. This is one collection no Lovecraft fan can afford to miss! Included are: "At the Mountains of Madness," by H. P. Lovecraft "The Events at Poroth Farm," by T.E.D. Klein "The Return of the Sorcerer," by Clark Ashton Smith "Worms of the Earth," by Robert E. Howard "Envy, the Gardens of Ynath, and the Sin of Cain," by Darrell Schweitzer "Drawn from Life," by John Glasby "In the Haunted Darkness," by Michael R. Collings "The Innsmouth Heritage," by Brian Stableford "The Doom That Came to Innsmouth," by Brian McNaughton "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," by H. P. Lovecraft "The Nameless Offspring," by Clark Ashton Smith "The Hounds of Tindalos," by Frank Belknap Long "The Faceless God," by Robert Bloch "The Children of Burma," by Stephen Mark Rainey "The Call of Cthulhu," by H.P. Lovecraft "The Old One," by John Glasby "The Holiness of Azédarac," by Clark Ashton Smith "Those of the Air," by Darrell Schweitzer and Jason Van Hollander "The Graveyard Rats," by Henry Kuttner "Toadface," by Mark McLaughlin "The Whisperer in Darkness," by H. P. Lovecraft "The Eater of Hours," by Darrell Schweitzer "Ubbo-Sathla," by Clark Ashton Smith "The Space-Eaters," by Frank Belknap Long "The Fire of Asshurbanipal," by Robert E. Howard "Beyond the Wall of Sleep," by H.P. Lovecraft "Something in the Moonlight," by Lin Carter "The Salem Horror," by Henry Kuttner "Down in Limbo," by Robert M. Price "The Dweller in the Gulf," by Clark Ashton Smith "Azathoth," by H.P. Lovecraft "Pickman’s Modem," by Lawrence Watt-Evans "The Hunters from Beyond," by Clark Ashton Smith "Ghoulmaster," by Brian McNaughton "The Spawn of Dagon," by Henry Kuttner "Dark Destroyer," by Adrian Cole "The Dunwich Horror," by H. P. Lovecraft "The Dark Boatman," by John Glasby "Dagon and Jill," by John P. McCann And don't forget to search this ebook store for more entries in the Megapack series -- collections covering Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery, Adventure ... and many more!
Category: Fiction

What Do I Read Next

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787610488
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This annual selection guide covers new novels in the mystery fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western fiction and romance genres. By identifying similarities in various books, it seeks to help readers to independently choose titles of interest published during 1995 - 1996. Entries are arranged by author within six genre sections, and provide: publisher and publication date; series name and number; description of characters; time/geographical setting; review citation; genre and setting notations; and related books.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Film Journal

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ISBN : PSU:000066473213
Genre : Motion picture industry
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Category: Motion picture industry