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An albino girl wanders the sun-scorched back roads of a south Georgia summer, following the bidding of an angel or perhaps only voices in her head, searching out and slaying ancient monsters who have hidden themselves away in the lonely places of the world. * Caitlín R. Kiernan is an International Horror Guild Award-winning author! * A complete collection of the Alabaster prose short stories. "Caitlín R. Kiernan is the poet and the bard of the wasted and the lost."--Neil Gaiman
Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel?<P> In the able hands of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys, American Gods) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill), a timeless classic adventure takes on a astonishing new life. Here are the initial draft and final shooting script of the star-studded blockbuster film from Paramount Pictures and Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump, Back to the Future), plus concept art, fascinating insights in the screenplay's evolution, an introduction by Avary, an afterword from Gaiman...AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Modern Masters of TerrorThe works of H. P. Lovecraft have inspired brilliant writers for decades, leading Stephen King to call him the "twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."Editor S.T. Joshi has assembled 18 brand-new stories of cosmic mayhem and terror, by Jason V. Brock, Rick Dakan, Jason C. Eckhardt, Brian Evenson, Tom Fletcher, Richard Gavin, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, Nick Mamatas, Nicholas Royle, Darrell Schweitzer, John Shirley, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jonathan Thomas, Donald Tyson, Don Webb, and Chet Williamson. These tales will thrill and satisfy the most demanding of Lovecraftian readers, and add to a canon that has inspired for nearly a century!
My name's Quinn. If you buy into my reputation, I'm the most notorious demon hunter in New England. But rumors of my badassery have been slightly exaggerated. Instead of having kung-fu skills and a closet full of medieval weapons, I'm an ex-junkie with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. Or the right place at the wrong time. Or...whatever. Wanted for crimes against inhumanity I (mostly) didn't commit, I was nearly a midnight snack for a werewolf until I was "saved" by a vampire calling itself the Bride of Quiet. Already cursed by a werewolf bite, the vamp took a pint out of me too. So now...now, well, you wouldn't think it could get worse, but you'd be dead wrong.
The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today.
Meet Siobhan Quinn--Half vampire, half werewolf, and retired monster hunter. Or so she thought...Three years have passed since Quinn turned her back on Providence, Rhode Island's seedy supernatural underbelly, walking out on Mr. B. and taking a bus headed anywhere. She hoped her escape would give her some peace from the endless parade of horrors. But a dead girl who quarrels with the moon can't catch a break, and, on the streets of Manhattan, Quinn finds herself caught between a rock and a hard place. Again.What do you do when you're stuck in the middle of a three-million-year-old grudge match between the ghouls and the djinn, accidentally in possession of a hellish artifact that could turn the tide of the war, all the while being hunted by depraved half-ghoul twins intent on taking the object and ushering in a terrifying Dark Age?Especially when you've fallen in love with the woman who got you into this mess--and you ain't nobody's hero...
Eight years ago, Emmie Silvey was born on Halloween during a full moon. Raised in Providence by her widower father, she's a strange, yellow-eyed girl, plagued with visions of impossible worlds and fabulous beings. Inextricably linked with a violent young woman named Soldier, together they must face the monsters and unearthly forces that have shaped their lives...and threaten their futures.
India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth-or from something far, far stranger...<P> Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.
From the wastelands of Mars to the streets of a late 21st-century Manhattan, from the moons of Europa and Saturn to an iceless Antarctica, these 8 tales bring an acclaimed author's trademark brand of the eco-gothic to bear on what it means to be human and the paths that may face mankind only a little farther along.
Chance Silvey grew up in her grandparents' house on the side of Red Mountain, high above the urban sprawl of Birmingham, Alabama. Now married, with a baby on the way, she wants to move on and leave the house-and the tragic history of her family-in the past. But her future is already tainted. Chance is hallucinating, seeing blood everywhere, and is afraid to uncover what it means. Her husband, Deacon, a gifted psychic, fears being drawn into a police investigation after having a vision of a serial killer's brutality. And it all leads to a woman with a thirst for violence, hiding from something that haunts her day and night. Something even more terrible than she is...
Ten years after Spyder Baxter's memories of abuse gave birth to otherworldly yet very real horrors, those who were drawn into her life have not yet fully recovered. Sequel to Silk.
Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant-a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago. . .
From the book cover: "TALK TO ME, SPYDER. TELL ME THE STORY...." "You already know the story, Robin." But Robin squeezes her hand hard, sudden, unexpected pressure, and her eyes flutter open. "Please, Spyder?" she asks, "please? I need to hear it again, I need to hear you tell it." "It's very late," Spyder says, brushing Robin's bangs from her eyes. "You look so sleepy." "I need to hear," Robin says and now she sounds desperate, close to tears. "I need to hear." Spyder sighs, hugs Robin close. Outside the house, Spyder's rambling junk cluttered house where it is never anything but Halloween-the late October night is still and satisfied. No wolf-howling wind or bare branches scritching window glass, nothing but the sound of a car passing on the street. Spyder waits until it has gone and then she clears her throat. "Before the World," she begins, "there was a war in Heaven...."
A young woman delves into the past to discover the secret of a strange fossil that shouldn't even exist. As she digs deeper into the mystery, she is drawn into a battle between angels and monsters.
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