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A scarce antiquarian book from the master of suspense.
The world of a barbarous alien empire ruled by primal brutality, intrigue and fear. A world of bizarre paradoxes, powerful mysteries and sexual abandon. The world of Gorgik, thick-hewn mine slave whose prowess defies the mighty.
"From the very beginning, there was not the slightest doubt that Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea pig who would go places." And just as soon as she had picked an appropriately exotic name for herself, Olga did go, abandoning the pet shop for excitement with the Sawdust People (guinea pigs' name for humans). Olga is delighted with the move as she discovers new situations and friends that encourage and illuminate her remarkable talents. Olga's imaginative tall tales finally find an appreciative audience in Noel the cat; her spirit of adventure is unleashed by Fangio the hedgehog and the dreadful Surrey Puma; and her vanity and self-indulgence are satisfied by a contest, a traumatic accident, and a generous midnight visitor. Michael Bond, creator of the beloved Paddington Bear, has written an enchanting and very funny book about the incredible adventures of a vain, inventive and altogether fetching guinea pig.
Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him theDevil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction. This new collection gathers some of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fictions 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and 'Chickamauga', his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror. Reminiscent of Poe, these stories are marked by a sardonic humour and a realistic study of tense emotional states.
The "Tales of Tahoe" is an anthology of 78 of the 250 plus columns that appeared in Tahoe City World--the weekly newspaper of Tahoe City. The "Tales" are of three types: those which are true historical pictures of people, places, things, and events at Lake Tahoe; those which tell the Indian legends of the area as told to the author by one Chief Wa-na-ni-pa; and finally there are those stories such as "Why the Chipmunk Is So Small" and "How the Porcupine Got His Quills" which offer somewhat simple reasons as to why and how such things occurred.
Ten short science fiction stories by one of the grand masters of the field, including: I Remember Babylon, Summertime on Icarus, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Orbiting, Who's there?, Hate, Into the Comet, An Ape About the House, Saturn Rising, Let There Be Light, Death and the Senator, Trouble with Time, Before Eden, A Slight Case of Sunstroke, Dog Star, and The Road to the Sea.
In a wild and battle-scarred galaxy, assassins, pirates, smugglers, and cutthroats of every description roam at will, fearing only the professional bounty hunters-amoral adventurers who track down the scum of the universe...for a fee. When Darth Vader seeks to strike at the heart of the Rebellion by targeting Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, he calls upon six of the most successful-and feared-hunters, including the merciless Boba Fett. They all have two things in common: lust for profit and contempt for life... Featuring original stories by Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, Daniel Keys Moran, Kathy Tyers and Dave Wolverton. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture-from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature". Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre. In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals. Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil. Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price. The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University. PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES!
For two seasons, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine® chronicled the intense struggle of the Federation, fighting alongside the Klingons and the Romulans against the overwhelming forces of the Dominion in some of the most exciting hours of television ever produced. Now, for the first time, see how the Dominion War affected the entirety of the Star Trek universe. From the heart of the Federation to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise . From the front lines of Klingon space to the darkest recesses of the Romulan Empire. From the heroic members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers to the former crew of the U. S. S. Stargazer. From the edge of the New Frontier to the corridors of station Deep Space 9 . Some of the finest Star Trek novelists have been gathered to provide a dozen new tales from this seminal period in galactic history. Heroes from three generations -- Sisko, Picard, Spock, Kira, Calhoun, Klag, McCoy, Gold, and so many more -- brought together in these. . . Tales Of The Dominion War Greg Cox Peter David Keith R. A. DeCandido Michael Jan Friedman Dave Galanter Robert Greenberger Heather Jarman & Jeffrey Lang David Mack Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore Howard Weinstein
Seventeen delightfully unexpected stories from Simon R. Green--including a brand-new adventure of the Droods--take us deep into the Darkside, embroil us in the Secret Histories, and lead us into the shadowy places where monsters and demons roamWelcome to the worlds of Simon R. Green. In this wide-ranging collection, the New York Times-bestselling urban fantasist opens doors into hidden places: strange realms bordering our own mundane existence and prowled by creatures of fancy and nightmare. Here are the strange, frequently deadly--and sometimes even dead--things that lurk in garbage-strewn city alleyways and grimy subway stations after midnight, visible only to the most perceptive human or inhuman eye.In these tales, Green revisits the ingenious worlds within worlds that he created for his wildly popular novels. Take a stroll on the Darkside with a jaded street wizard, an underpaid government functionary responsible for keeping demons, vamps, and aliens in line. Enter the hidden recesses of Drood Hall, where the aging family member who creates powerful weapons that protect humankind recalls his long and bloody career. Join a squad of no-longer-human soldiers dispatched to combat the all-consuming jungle on a distant planet. Visit a house at the intesection of two realities that serves as a sanctuary from the evil of all worlds. Confront the unstoppable zombie army of General Kurtz in a brilliant homage to Apocalypse Now. And whatever you do, never forget that there are monsters out there. Really.Each story includes a new afterword by the author.
A collection of nine stories features the elite Knights Templar of the Holy Land and includes the writings of such authors as Katherine Kurtz, Poul Anderson, Elizabeth Moon, and Deborah Turner Harris.
Kelley Armstrong's gripping and imaginative short stories are brought together in a fantastic new collection. A young vampire learns the heavy price of his new existence; black witch Eve Levine meets Kristof Nast, her soul mate and her nemesis; Lucas Cortez, lawyer, sorcerer and unwilling heir to his father's Cabal, sets out on a case that will change his destiny; Paige Winterbourne discovers just how fraught a white (witch) wedding can be and Elena Michaels begins her unwitting journey to a new life ? as the only female werewolf in the world . . . These brilliant, self-contained stories are a perfect introduction to the series and a wonderful addition to the existing novels. Tales From the Otherworld will delight fans and curious new readers alike.
Legends From A Haunted Land... The Quintana Roo is a real and very strange place," writes James Tiptree, Jr., in the preface to this new collection of three talismanic tales of the supernatural. "It is the long, wild easternmost shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, officially but not psychologically part of Mexico. A diary of daily life on its jungly beaches could sometimes be taken for a log of life on an alien planet." During the late 1970s Tiptree-one of the greatest American authors of short imaginative fiction-lived for months on the eerie windswept shore of the Yucata'n, and the true protagonist of his book is neither the Tiptree narrator nor the manifestations of ancient Maya civilization, but rather the Quintana Roo itself as a living, pulsating entity that envelops the reader with an unearthly alien ambience. In these pages Tiptree presents a mysterious numinous milieu in which an emissary from the sea beckons an unwary wayfarer into the realm of dead souls, a warp in time provides a vision of vanished Maya splendour, and a race of insidious subaqueous creatures lures men to their destruction. Visions of wonder, intimations of doom ... Tales of the Quintana Roo is an incantatory collection from a master literary sorcerer.
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human. This e-boxed set includes Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and the all-new short story "Dead & Gone."
Enter the exotic world of the South Pacific, meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war.
As I have said elsewhere Witch World never was intended to be more than a one-volume book, a fragment of which had been originally jotted down for a historical novel that never came into being. However there seems to be that about Witch World itself that continues to draw both the writer and readers--the latter, judging by letters received, eager to know more and more.
13 short stories about Wolf Lannihan, an antihero who always gets what he wants, whether it's cracking an unsolvable case or a beautiful woman.
In these twilight excursions, Doyle's vivid imagination for the strange, the grotesque and the frightening is given full reign. In the tales we move from the mysteries of Egypt to those of the Arctic.
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