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17 short stories by a variety of authors, the novelette It by Theodore Sturgeon, and the novel Out of the Deeps by John Wyndham.
A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll...In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.In the hospital, there is a woman.<P><P> Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood...Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Book 1 of The White Rabbit ChroniclesSHE WON'T REST UNTIL SHE'S SENT EVERY WALKING CORPSE BACK TO ITS GRAVE. FOREVER.Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.Her father was right. The monsters are real.To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
Book 1 of The White Rabbit ChroniclesSHE WON'T REST UNTIL SHE'S SENT EVERY WALKING CORPSE BACK TO ITS GRAVE. FOREVER.Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.Her father was right. The monsters are real.To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.Don't miss FIRSTLIFE, book 1 of Gena Showalter's action-packed, romantic and exhilarating new series, the Everlife novels!
She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.Her father was right. The monsters are real.To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
Novelization of the sci-fi-horror film of the same name. A spaceship crew is awakened from deep sleep to investigate a distress signal. What they discover is a horror which threatens all onboard.
Movie novelization. Ripley awakens to find herself on a remote prison planet. An alien is loose, picking off the prison population. She also begins to suspect a terrible truth about herself.
Shelby thinks her teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez, is a robot. After spying she finds out that she is an android attacking from the planet 430-X. Together, with her friend Joey, an android made by the Realoeans, try to stop the Xer androids from 430-X.
When a race of aliens quietly takes over the earth, high schooler Jesse finds himself a slave to an inept alien leader--a situation that brightens as Jesse develops telepathic powers and attracts the attention of two beautiful girls.
From inside the book: Melanie almost stopped breathing as she realized something. She couldn't feel anyone beneath the costume. It was as if there wasn't anybody actually inside the costume! Which was crazy. Of course there was! The waving spaghetti-tentacles were still writhing away. Melanie wished the actor would turn them off, as they made her feel queasy just to look at them. Then she realized something: the tentacles were bunched up, and angled in her direction. As if they were eyes and were really watching her. Melanie wanted to yell, or throw up or something. Then Jeff was beside her again. "Jeff," she said, voice trembling, "didn't you notice? That wasn't a special-effects alien! There was no actor inside it at all!" He frowned at her. "What are you trying to say, Melanie?" "That wasn't fake blood. Or a fake alien." Melanie couldn't stop trembling. "It was exactly what it looked like. That alien was real!"
Aboard the deep space vessel USM Auriga, the unthinkable occurs--Ellen Ripley awakes. Her last memory is of her own fiery death on the prison colony Fiorina 161. And yet she lives. Stronger, fiercer... changed.Ripley discovers that military scientists have learned how to breed Xenomorphs, creatures with which she somehow shares an empathic link. The course is set to take the Aliens to Earth.Based on the screenplay by Joss Whedon, acclaimed author A. C. Crispin has written the final novel in the original Alien movie quadrilogy, forever changing the saga of Ellen Ripley--the last survivor of the Nostromo.
As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker's job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe. But the planet known as New Galveston holds secrets, lurking deep beneath the toxic sands dubbed the Sea of Sorrows.The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation. Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe--a living Xenomorph.Decker doesn't understand why they need him, until his own past comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago, his ancestor fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on the Destroyer...Ellen Ripley. Alien TM & © 1979, 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Novelization based on the movie of the same name. Ripley is rescued, but soon finds herself returning to the alien planet when contact is lost with the inhabiting colonists.
"I thought space aliens only had laser guns in the movies," Meghan said. Suddenly, we heard a crunching noise. Footsteps. The space alien! He was coming toward us!
Could the new substitute art teacher who loves color and wears braces trying to invade our planet?
Embark upon an out-of-this-world adventure in this fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike's Spooksville series--now on TV!When Adam and his friends stay up late one night, they see bright lights in the sky. Lights that look suspiciously like flying saucers. Then, the next night, one of the saucers lands by the reservoir, and the creatures who come out of the ship don't look like people at all. Their heads are too large, and their eyes are too big and black. Worse, they want Adam and his friends to come with them for a little ride in space. In fact, the aliens insist that they come. They practically drag the kids into their ship. Then the flying saucer takes off! And it doesn't look like they'll be coming back anytime soon. Can Adam and his friends figure out a way to get home?
Things are getting pretty spooky in Spooksville. As Adam and his friends stay up late on night, they see bright lights in the sky. Lights that look suspiciously like flying saucers. Then, the next night, one of the saucers lands by the reservoir, and the creatures who come out of the ship don't look like people at all. Their heads are too large, and their eyes are so big and black. Worse, they want Adam and his friends to come with them for a little ride in space. In fact, the aliens insist they come. They practically drag them into their ship. And the flying saucer takes off. And it doesn't look like the aliens will be bringing them back home soon.
[From the back cover:] "The oddly carved pipe bowl takes eleven-year-old Alison back in time into the wigwam of a Micmac shaman! She quickly returns to the present but it takes her all summer to unravel the pipe's haunting history." Alison knows it is her task to find the stem that fits with the pipe bowl she has. The sad shaman is depending on her to find it. Her younger sisters and cousins are too frightened of the ghosts Allison is seeing to help her. On her own, Alison learns that the pipe has done harm to families in the past and that it could harm her if she doesn't find the missing piece and return the whole pipe to its owner who, hundreds of years ago, knew how to use it to help others.
Colma is the only incorporated city in America where the dead outnumber the living. The longtime cemetery for San Francisco, it is the resting place of the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Wyatt Earp, and aviation pioneer Lincoln Beachey. It is also the home of Michael Mercer, a rookie cop trying to go by the book as he struggles to navigate a new realm of grownup relationships including a shaky romance with an older woman; a growing alliance with his cocky, charismatic partner, Nick Toronto; fading college friendships; and an aching sense of responsibility for a local rich kid who Mercer rescues from a dangerous prank in the cemetery. But instead of settling comfortably into adult life, Mercer becomes obsessed with the mysterious fate of his predecessor in the police unit, Sergeant Featherstone, who seems to have become confused about whether he was policing the living or the dead. And as Mercer delves deeper into Featherstone's story, it appears that Mercer's own sanity is beginning to slip either that, or Colma's more famous residents are not resting in peace as they should be. Through often crazy and/or life threatening experiences, Mercer learns more about himself and how to function as a young adult.
Tensions rise and terror runs rampant when the residents of a small town are trapped within the confines of their village by an invasive force from an alternate dimension Nothing much ever happens in Millville, a small, secluded Middle-American community--until the day Brad Carter discovers he is unable to leave. It's not just the nearly bankrupt real estate agent who's being held prisoner; every other resident is also being confined within the town's boundaries by an invisible force field that cannot be breached. As local tensions rapidly reach breaking point, a set of bizarre circumstances leads Brad to the source of their captivity, making him humanity's reluctant ambassador to an alien race of sentient flora, and privy to these jailers' ultimate intentions. But some of Millville's most powerful citizens don't take kindly to Carter's "collaboration with the enemy," even under the sudden threat of global apocalypse. Decades before Stephen King trapped an entire town in Under the Dome, science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak explored the shocking effects of communal captivity on an unsuspecting population. Nominated for the Nebula Award, All Flesh Is Grass is a riveting masterwork that brilliantly reinvents the alien invasion story.
A boy is trapped in a possessed car that has stalled in the path of an oncoming train. A girl is dragged into a crypt during a field trip to an eighteenth-century cemetery. A group of friends meet their fate after an unsettling visit with a backwoods psychic. And that's just the beginning. Celebrated author Vivian Vande Velde is at her spine-tingling best in this collection of thirteen scary stories, all of which take place on Halloween night. With tales that range from the disturbing to the downright gruesome, this is one collection that teens will want to read with the lights on . . . and the doors locked.
In post-Blitz London, humanity's last hope of defeating a powerful magician's insidious plans lies with a ghost trapped in a surreal city of the dead During World War II, soon after Ms. Lester Furnival married her beloved Richard, she died in an accident. Now she wanders the dark and lonely streets with her friend Evelyn. An empty mirror image of the London she once knew, the city is a place where time has lost its rules and structure, and where Lester can catch heartbreaking glimpses of the world she left behind. But all is not well in the realm of the living. The other London has fallen under the sway of the magus Simon Leclerc, a master of black magic and necromancy who would sacrifice the soul of his own daughter in the pursuit of ultimate power. With her widowed husband entangled in the sorcerer's toxic web along with an enigmatic artist who can paint only the truth, Lester must somehow thwart Leclerc's malevolent plan if she is to find salvation--for the evil necromancer desires nothing less than total dominion over both worlds. A ghost story unlike any other, All Hallows' Eve is the final novel by the remarkable Charles Williams, whose brilliant literary excursions into the spiritual and supernatural realms remain unsurpassed more than six decades after his death. Williams was arguably the most creatively daring and ambitious of Oxford's famed Inklings, the literary society that included such notables as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, and his chilling, breathtaking, and deeply felt fiction remains the gold standard for provocative and intelligent contemporary fantasy.
Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry.
Danielle celebrates her 30th birthday at Savannah's hottest new nightclub, with the club's owner, but then she discovers her sexy lover is a vampire with a secret agenda.
Fear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live... It's Cindy's birthday, and her friends are throwing her a surprise party on Fire Island. It's a private party -- no parents, no cops...in fact, no one around for miles. Except there's a madman loose on the island. A murderer who quietly crashes the party. And he wants to dance with the birthday girl...
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