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The Stress Of Her Regard

Author : Tim Powers
ISBN : 9780857896865
Genre : Fiction
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Lake Geneva, 1816 As Byron and Shelley row on the peaceful waters of Lake Geneva, a sudden squall threatens to capsize them. But this is no natural event - something has risen from the lake itself to attack them. Kent, 1816 Michael Crawford's wife is brutally murdered on their wedding night as he sleeps peacefully beside her - and a vengeful ghost claims Crawford as her own husband. Crawford's quest to escape his supernatural wife will force him to travel the Continent in the company of the most creative, most doomed poets of his age. Byron, Keats and Shelley all have a part to play in his fate, and the fate of Europe.
Category: Fiction

Benchmarks Concluded 1987 1993

Author : Algis Budrys
ISBN : 9781291455274
Genre : Science fiction
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Consists of book reviews and essays written for The magazine of fantasy and science fiction.
Category: Science fiction

Encyclopedia Of The Vampire The Living Dead In Myth Legend And Popular Culture

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 9780313378348
Genre : Social Science
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An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires
Category: Social Science

Historical Dictionary Of Postmodernist Literature And Theater

Author : Fran Mason
ISBN : 9781442276208
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.
Category: Literary Criticism

Redsine Eight

Author : Trent Jamieson
ISBN : 9781894815017
Genre : Fiction
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Redsine is a quarterly publication of dark fanstasy and horror short stories. Issue 8 includes fiction by Rhys Hughes, Gene O'Neill, Mark McLaughlin, and many others. Also includes an interview with Tim Powers.
Category: Fiction

Our Vampires Ourselves

Author : Nina Auerbach
ISBN : 9780226056180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This “vigorous, witty look at the undead as cultural icons in 19th- and 20th-century England and America” examines the many meanings of the vampire myth (Kirkus Reviews). From Byron’s Lord Ruthven to Anne Rice’s Lestat to the black bisexual heroine of Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories, vampires have taken many forms, capturing and recapturing our imaginations for centuries. In Our Vampires, Ourselves, Nina Auerbach explores the rich history of this literary and cultural phenomenon to illuminate how every age embraces the vampire it needs—and gets the vampire it deserves. Working with a wide range of texts, as well as movies and television, Auerbach follows the evolution of the vampire from 19th century England to 20th century America. Using the mercurial figure as a lens for viewing the last two hundred years of Anglo-American cultural history, “this seductive work offers profound insights into many of the urgent concerns of our time” (Wendy Doniger, The Nation).
Category: Literary Criticism

The Vampire Book

Author : J Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781578593507
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Exotic Encounters

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434457608
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thirty-four review essays of science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors and musical groups, including works by the following: Poul Anderson, Kim Antieau, Jackie Askew, Ataraxia, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, David Britton, Philip George Chadwick, Hal Clement, Kathryn Cramer, Avram Davidson, Grania Davis, Stephen Dedman, Marcus Donnelly, Greg Egan, Michael Flynn, Forkbeard Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Glenn Grant, Charles L. Harness, David G. Hartwell, Alexander Jablokov, John Kessel, Sophia Kingshill, Nancy Kress, Manuela Dunn Mascetti, Paul McAuley, Tim Powers, Albert Robida, Mary Doria Russell, William Moy Russell, Sharon Shinn, Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows, Emile Souvestre, Michel de Spiegeleire, Allen Steele, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Thee Vampire Guild, Jeff VanderMeer, Freda Warrington, John D. Wilson, Terri Windling, and Ronald Wright.
Category: Literary Criticism

Evaporating Genres

Author : Gary K. Wolfe
ISBN : 9780819571045
Genre : Fiction
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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
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We Are All Completely Fine

Author : Daryl Gregory
ISBN : 9781616961725
Genre : Fiction
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Shirley Jackson Award Winner World Fantasy Award Winner Harrison was the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time popping pills and not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by unreadable messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. Martin never takes off his sunglasses. Never. No one believes the extent of their horrific tales, not until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these seemingly-insane outcasts form a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within—and which are lurking in plain sight.
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