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At the Mountains of Madness

By H.P. Lovecraft
  • ISBN Code: : 1588364755
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 224
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Introduction by China Miéville Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror.

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In Pretend We’re Dead, Annalee Newitz argues that the slimy zombies and gore-soaked murderers who have stormed through American film and literature over the past century embody the violent contradictions of capitalism. Ravaged by overwork, alienated by corporate conformity, and mutilated by the unfettered lust for profit, fictional monsters act out the problems with an economic system that seems designed to eat people whole. Newitz looks at representations of serial killers, mad doctors, the undead, cyborgs, and unfortunates mutated by their involvement with the mass media industry. Whether considering the serial killer who turns murder into a kind of labor by mass producing dead bodies, or the hack writers and bloodthirsty actresses trapped inside Hollywood’s profit-mad storytelling machine, she reveals that each creature has its own tale to tell about how a freewheeling market economy turns human beings into monstrosities. Newitz tracks the monsters spawned by capitalism through b movies, Hollywood blockbusters, pulp fiction, and American literary classics, looking at their manifestations in works such as Norman Mailer’s “true life novel” The Executioner’s Song; the short stories of Isaac Asimov and H. P. Lovecraft; the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and Marge Piercy; true-crime books about the serial killers Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer; and movies including Modern Times (1936), Donovan’s Brain (1953), Night of the Living Dead (1968), RoboCop (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001). Newitz shows that as literature and film tell it, the story of American capitalism since the late nineteenth century is a tale of body-mangling, soul-crushing horror.

Cthulhu 2000

By Harlan Ellison,Thomas Ligotti,Poppy Z. Brite,F. Paul Wilson
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0307518426
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: cthulhu-2000.pdf

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A host of horror and fantasy’s top authors captures the spirit of supreme supernatural storyteller H. P. Lovecraft with eighteen chilling contemporary tales that would have made the master proud. “The Barrens” by F. Paul Wilson: In a tangled wilderness, unearthly lights lead the way to a world no human was meant to see. “His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood” by Poppy Z. Brite: Two dabblers in black magic encounter a maestro of evil enchantment. “On the Slab” by Harlan Ellison: The corpse of a one-eyed giant brings untold fortune—and unspeakable fear—to whoever possesses it. “Pickman’s Modem” by Lawrence Watt-Evans: Horror is a keystroke away when an ancient evil lurks in modern technology. PLUS FOURTEEN MORE BLOOD-CURDLING STORIES “Shaft Number 247” by Basil Copper “The Adder” by Fred Chappell “Fat Face” by Michael Shea “The Big Fish” by Kim Newman “I Had Vacantly Crumpled It into My Pocket . . . But by God, Eliot, It Was a Photograph from Life!” by Joanna Russ “H.P.L.” by Gahan Wilson “The Unthinkable” by Bruce Sterling “Black Man with a Horn” by T. E. D. Klein “Love’s Eldritch Ichor” by Esther M. Friesner “The Last Feast of Harlequin” by Thomas Ligotti “The Shadow on the Doorstep” by James P. Blaylock “Lord of the Land” by Gene Wolfe “The Faces at Pine Dunes” by Ramsey Campbell “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai” by Roger Zelazny

Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction and Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction

By Brian Stableford
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434457559
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: narrative-strategies-in-science-fiction-and-other-essays-on-imaginative-fiction.pdf

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Eight essays on science fiction and fantasy: "Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction," "Immortality in Science Fiction," "Why There Is (Almost) No Such Thing as Science Fiction," "Perfectibility and the Novel of the Future," "In Search of a New Genre," "Ecology and Dystopia," "Cosmic Horror," and "Growing Up as a Superhero." Complete with bibliography and index.

The Gothic-fantastic in Nineteenth-century Russian Literature

By Neil Cornwell
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042006157
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 286
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From the contents: From Pantheon to Pandemonium (Richard Peace). - Karamzin's Gothic tale: The Island of Bornholm (Derek Offord). - Alessandra TOSI: At the origins of the Russian Gothic novel: Nikolai Gnedich's Don Corrado de Gerrera (1803) (Alessandra Tosi). - Does Russian Gothic verse exist? The Case of Vasilii Zhukovskii (Michael Pursglove). - The fantastic in Russian Romantic prose: Pushkin's The Queen of Spades (Claire Whitehead).

Food for the Dead

By Michael E. Bell
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  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Book Code : 0819571717
  • Total of Pages : 390
  • Category : History
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: food-for-the-dead.pdf

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For nineteenth-century New Englanders, “vampires” lurked behind tuberculosis. To try to rid their houses and communities from the scourge of the wasting disease, families sometimes relied on folk practices, including exhuming and consuming the bodies of the deceased. Author and folklorist Michael E. Bell spent twenty years pursuing stories of the vampire in New England. While writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Henry David Thoreau, and Amy Lowell drew on portions of these stories in their writings, Bell brings the actual practices to light for the first time. He shows that the belief in vampires was widespread, and, for some families, lasted well into the twentieth century. With humor, insight, and sympathy, he uncovers story upon story of dying men, women, and children who believed they were food for the dead. This Wesleyan paperback edition includes an extensive preface by the author unveiling some of the new cases he’s learned about since Food for the Dead was first published in 2001.

New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft

By D. Simmons
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137320966
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 628
  • Pdf File: new-critical-essays-on-h-p-lovecraft.pdf

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The last ten years have witnessed a renewed interest in H.P. Lovecraft in academic and scholarly circles. New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft seeks to offer an expansive and considered account of a fascinating yet challenging writer; both popular and critically valid but also problematic in terms of his depictions of race, gender and class.

The Gospel According to Science Fiction

By Gabriel Mckee
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  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Book Code : 0664229018
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: the-gospel-according-to-science-fiction.pdf

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Explores the theological nature of science fiction, drawing on examples from television, literature, and films to explain how science fiction can help people understand not only who they are but who they will become.

The Turtle Moves!

By Lawrence Watt-Evans
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  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1935618385
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: the-turtle-moves.pdf

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After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld's evolution as well as essays on Pratchett's place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld's fans.

The Watchers Out of Time

By H. P. Lovecraft,August Derleth
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345485718
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 582
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Venture at your own risk into a realm where the sun sinks into oblivion–and all that is unholy, unearthly, and unspeakable rises. These rare, hard-to-find collaborations of cosmic terror are back in print, including • Wentworth’s Day A fellow figures his debt to a dead man is null and void, until he discovers just how terrifying interest rates can be. • The Shuttered Room A sophisticated gentleman must settle his grandfather’s estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets. • The Dark Brotherhood A beautiful woman and her companion meet the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, in a tale as terrifying as anything Poe himself ever created. • Innsmouth Clay A sculptor returns from Paris to create a statue not entirely of this world–and not at all under his control. • Witches’ Hollow A new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature.