Elizabeth Hand's Winterlong trilogy continues: Welcome to ArabothIn Aestival Tide,Elizabeth Hand returns to the extraordinary Winterlong universe. In Araboth--the majestic, domed, multi-tiered city of the Ascendants--obsession with beauty and power vents in haunting, horrific ways. The resurrected Margalis Tast'annin has become the Aviator Imperator of the Ascendants, enslaved by his former lover and exiled to the debauched city of Araboth. And the city that was once home to an advanced society is now a shadow of its former self. Now, as the once-in-a-decade Aestival Tide approaches, the formerly great dome teeters on the brink of its own destruction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
"A skin-blistering crime novel, as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night. " - Robert Crais Photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavia's coldest corners. As this riveting tour-de-force opens, the police already want to talk to Cass about a mysterious death she was involved with previously, but before they can bring her in, Cass accepts a job offer from overseas and hops on a plane. In Helsinki, she authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation. Paid off by her shady employer, she buys a one-way ticket to Reykjavik, in search of a lover from her own dark past. But when the fashion photographer's mutilated corpse is discovered back in Finland, Cass finds herself sucked into a vortex of ancient myth and betrayal, vengeance and serial murder, set against a bone-splintering soundtrack of black metal and the terrifying beauty of the sunless Icelandic wilderness.
Charlotte or "Lit" is a teenager growing up amongst a bohemian community in New York, a small town with strange traditions and secrets. Then Lit's mysterious godfather comes back to town...
One of Elizabeth Hand's most critically acclaimed novels, Black Light reveals a vision of ancient cults, gods, and fetishes--and a world where everyone loves an apocalyptic partyLit Moylan lives what she thinks is an ordinary life. Sure, her town has a few eccentric theater types, but that's all. That is until her Warholian godfather, Axel Kern, moves into the big house on the hill. He throws infamously depraved parties, full of drinks, drugs, and sex. But they also have a much more sinister purpose. At one of these parties, Lit touches a statue, and learns she has much more of a role to play in this world than she ever thought possible. Ornate and decadent, Black Light visits an irresistible world of ancient gods and secret societies as enthralling as it is dangerous. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Depressed over his son's autism, Brendan Keegan is feeling Scroogey about the holidays until his childhood friend Tony comes to visit and gets Brendan caught up in a Web site about a TV show from their childhood.
The father of an autistic child dreams of a Christmas miracle in this moving short novel nominated for the World Fantasy Award--proceeds to be donated to Autism SpeaksWhen Brendan touches his four-year-old son, Peter screams and pulls away. He suffers from a form of autism known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder and has no idea how much his father wants to make him smile. Their relationship is tortured, but Christmas is coming, and a miracle might come with it.An unlikely harbinger of the holidays arrives in the form of Tony Kemper, Brendan's childhood friend who's never quite gotten over his glory days as a 1970s punk sensation. Broke, unemployed, and homeless, Tony has recently become obsessed with the long-canceled Chip Crockett television show, a beloved memory from when they were kids. Not a minute of footage remains of Chip, but these three boys are about to discover that when an entertainer is truly great, his magic will last forever.Previously serialized online, this is the first time Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol has been published in ebook form. Elizabeth Hand will donate all proceeds from this book to Autism Speaks in honor of special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. The two attended the same high school, where Murphy was a friend of Hand's younger sister.
Praise for Elizabeth Hand: "Fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful."--Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl "A sinful pleasure."--Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love No one is innocent, no one unexamined in award-winner Elizabeth Hand's new collection. From the summer isles to the mysterious people next door all the way to the odd guy one cubicle over, Hand teases apart the dark strangenesses of everyday life to show us the impossibilities, broken dreams, and improbable dreams that surely can never come true. Elizabeth Hand's novels include Shirley Jackson Award-winner Generation Loss, Mortal Love, and Available Dark.
Cass Neary made her name in the seventies as a photographer embedded in the burgeoning punk movement in New York City. Her pictures of the musicians and the hangers-on, the infamous, the damned, and the dead, earned her a brief moment of fame. Thirty years later she is adrift, on her way down, and almost out when an old acquaintance sends her on a mercy gig to interview a famously reclusive photographer who lives on an island in Maine. When she arrives Down East, Cass stumbles across a decades-old mystery that is still claiming victims, and she finds one final shot at redemption. Patricia Highsmith meets Patti Smith in this mesmerizing literary thriller.
"Startling, unclassifiable. . . Full of mysteries -- all originating in its characters' troubled psyches -- and full of terrors that can't be explained."--New York TimesShirley Jackson Award winner.Praise for Elizabeth Hand's previous novels:"Inhabits a world between reason and insanity--it's a delightful waking dream."--People"One of the most sheerly impressive, not to mention overwhelmingly beautiful books I have read in a long time."--Peter StraubCass Neary made her name in the 1970s as a photographer embedded in the burgeoning punk movement in New York City. Her pictures of the musicians and hangers on, the infamous, the damned, and the dead, got her into art galleries and a book deal. But thirty years later she is adrift, on her way down, and almost out. Then an old acquaintance sends her on a mercy gig to interview a famously reclusive photographer who lives on an island in Maine. When she arrives Downeast, Cass stumbles across a decades-old mystery that is still claiming victims, and into one final shot at redemption.Elizabeth Hand grew up in New York State. In 1975 she moved to Washington, DC, to study playwriting at Catholic University. After seeing Patti Smith perform, Hand flunked out and became involved in the DC and New York City nascent punk scenes. From 1979 to 1986 she worked at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; she returned to university to study cultural anthropology, and received her BA in 1985. The author of seven previous novels and the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission and an NEA Fellowship, she is a regular contributor to The Washington Post Book World. Hand lives with her family on the Maine coast.
It's 1999 and the world is falling apart at the seams. The sky is afire, the oceans are rising--and mankind is to blame. While the spoils of the 20th Century dwindle, Jack Finnegan lives on the fringes in his decaying mansion, struggling to keep his life afloat and his loved ones safe while battling that most modern of diseases--AIDS.As the New Millennium approaches, Jack's former lover, a famous photographer reveling in the world's decay, gifts him with a mysterious elixir called Fusax, a medicine rumored to cure the incurable AIDS. But soon, the "side effects" of Fusax become more apparent, and Jack gets mixed up with a bizarre entourage of rock stars, Japanese scientists, corporate executives, AIDS victims, and religious terrorists. While these larger players compete to control mankind's fate in the 21st Century, Jack is forced to choose his own role in the World's End, and how to live with it.Originally published in 1997, Glimmering is a visionary mix of fantasy and science fiction about a world in which humanity struggles to cope with the ever-approaching "End of the End."
The story of how young Boba Fett first met the notorious Jabba the Hutt is now told in the fourth novel of this popular series.
Wendy Wanders and Margalis return in the thrilling conclusion of the Winterlong trilogy--and their lives hang on one question: "What is Icarus?"Araboth is destroyed, open war rules both the earth and sky, and Margalis Tast'annin sees himself as the last hope for the Ascendants as they fight against the dangerous energumens. Outside the destroyed City of Trees, Wendy Wanders finds herself joining the rebel forces as they wait for the mythical and mysterious Icarus to turn the tide of the rebellion. With the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Icarus Descending, Elizabeth Hand completes the sensual dystopian Winterlong trilogy. And the explosive conclusion will reveal the final fates of geneslaves, the Ascendants, and the legendary combat leader Metatron as all eyes look to the sky for Icarus. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Winner of the World Fantasy Award. Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, each other's first love. Their intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It also makes them a little dangerous.
Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other's first love. Even within their large, disorderly family-all descendants of a famous actress-their intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their school's production of Twelfth Night, they are forced to face their separate talents and futures, and their future together. This masterful short novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award, is magic on paper. .
Featuring the Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning novella "Last Summer at Mars Hill"Twelve exceptional stories by the multiple award-winning author of Waking the Moon and Black Light prove that Elizabeth Hand is just as adept with short fiction as she is in the novel form. The title story traces a world-changing summer at a New England artists' colony for young Shadowmoon Starlight Rising, who comes to know life, death, and an unbelievable secret about the strange apparitions that dwell in her community. Other stories include "Snow on Sugar Mountain," which features a young boy who has the power to shapeshift into any form with the help of a Native American artifact; "The Bacchae," in which womankind rules a savage futuristic version of our world; and "The Erl-King," where a fairy tale horrifyingly comes true. Each story includes an afterword by the author. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Boba Fett must regain his fortune -- and battle against both other bounty hunters and Jedi foes -- in this action-packed adventure.
Swirling between eras and continents, Mortal Love is an intense novel of unforgettable characters caught in a whirlwind of art, love, and intrigue. Mercurial Larkin Meade may hold the key to lost artistic masterpieces, and to secrets too devastating to imagine. Is there an undying moment? An immortal muse? Is there ... an angel of death?
An American writer in London gets involved with a mysterious woman who may be connected to a number of artists and musicians of the past who have gone mad.
On his first big assignment for Jabba the Hutt, Boba must confront a new galactic villain -- a sinister force who will play a significant role in the upcoming film "StarWars: Episode III!"
Boba Fett is in danger. He's been captured by his enemies, his life nearly forfeit. His job for Jabba the Hutt is far from done. Things are looking grim... But Boba Fett didn't become the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy through defeat. Now he must turn the tables and come out on top -- to ensure his infamous future.
She is a painter. He is a poet. Their art bridges time. It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past - and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other's worlds. Radiant Days is a peerless follow- up to Elizabeth Hand's unforgettable, multiply starred Illyria.
Eight lyrical and provocative tales from one of the world's premier literary fantasistsAmerica boasts no finer, more acclaimed or accomplished literary fantasist than Elizabeth Hand. Poetry, magic, and love intermingle as she tears down the walls that separate the mundane from faerie and fancy. In this stunning collection of eight "strange stories," the multiple Nebula Award- and World Fantasy Award-winning author weaves spells that enrapture her readers, ranging freely from Greek mythology to the contemporary nightmares of AIDS and 9/11.The celebrated chiller "Cleopatra Brimstone" chronicles the aftermath of a brutal rape and the bizarre transformation of a young entomology student into a vengeful angel of death. An emotionally unmoored tattoo artist discovers an unusual deck of tarot cards that enables her to profoundly alter bare skin and her personal reality in the mind-expanding masterwork "The Least Trumps." An artist attempts to capture her wayward modern-day Odysseus in oils and otherwise; a woman tragically in love isolates herself from a catastrophe-prone world; the death of a dear friend inspires profound personal reflections and strange pagan rituals; and in the brilliant concluding story, an artifact from a lost world reveals the inescapable vulnerability of our own. Odd and touching, provocative and disturbing, the selections in this magnificent collection showcase a master of the fantastic at the very peak of her storytelling powers.
Boba Fett blasts into paperback with this spectacular, action-packed story. Boba Fett must regain his fortune -- and battle against both other bounty hunters and Jedi foes -- in this action-packed adventure.
Boba Fett. Jabba the Hutt. The amazing beginning to a legendary partnership. In this book only. In the Classic Star Wars movies, Boba Fett works for the legendary Jabba the Hutt, tracking down bounties (including Han Solo). Fans have never known how this partnership began . . . until now. Young Boba Fett has nowhere to go -- and is being hunted for what he knows about the evil Count Dooku. Before Boba's father died, he left instructions for his son to find Jabba the Hutt. Now Boba tracks Jabba down -- and must pass the ultimate test in order to prove he is truly a bounty hunter for the ages.
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