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The Big Book Of Modern Fantasy

Author : Ann Vandermeer
ISBN : 9780525563877
Genre : Fiction
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From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories.
Category: Fiction

The Big Book Of Science Fiction

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN : 9781101910108
Genre : Fiction
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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!
Category: Fiction

The Big Book Of Classic Fantasy

Author : Ann Vandermeer
ISBN : 9780525435570
Genre : Fiction
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A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien *Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!
Category: Fiction

Survey Of Modern Fantasy Literature

Author : Frank Northen Magill
ISBN : UOM:39015011225920
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides individual essay-reviews of 500 titles, series, and collections written by some of the most respected writers of fantasy. Also includes 19 topical essays, Chronology, and Annotated bibliography and a Bibliography of fantasy anthologies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Penguin Book Of Modern Fantasy By Women

Author : A. Susan Williams
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018234281
Genre : Fiction
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Fantasy long has been a vehicle that women have used to express their creative diversity and free themselves from a male-dominated literary establishment. This collection contains 38 short stories written by women from 1941 to the present. It includes new voices from four continents and writers better known for other fictions, such as Joyce Carol Oates, Fay Weldon, P.D. James, and others.
Category: Fiction

In The Land Of Time

Author : Dunsany
ISBN : 9781440650260
Genre : Fiction
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A new edition of the Fantasy Tales that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature, including such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft. This unique collection of short stories ranges over five decades of work. Liberal selections of earlier tales—including the entire Gods of Pegana as well as such notable works as "Idle Days of the Yann" and "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth"—are followed by memorable later tales, including several about the garrulous traveler Joseph Jorkens and the outrageous murder tale "The Two Bottles of Relish." Throughout, the stories are united by Dunsany's cosmic vision, his impeccable and mellifluous prose, and his distinctively Irish sense of whimsy. Here published for the first time by Penguin Classics, this edition is the only annotated version of Dunsany's short stories. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Nine Bar Blues

Author : Sheree Renée Thomas
ISBN : 0997457899
Genre : Fiction
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Nine Bar Blues is a spellbinding collection of short stories that takes readers on a journey through haunted fields that bloom with laughter and music and ends in the readers own heart.
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Trouble The Waters

Author : Sheree Thomas
ISBN : 173484227X
Genre : Fiction
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Trouble the Waters gathers the tidal force of bestselling, renowned writers from Lagos to New Orleans, Memphis to Copenhagen, Northern Ireland and London, offering extraordinary speculative fiction tales of ancient waters in all its myriad forms. Meet techno savvy water spirits, bayou saints and sirens, robots and river rootwomen, a pod of joyful space whales, and a castle of water-born terrors and mysteries. Including work by Nalo Hopkinson, Jaquira Diaz, Andrea Hairston, Linda D. Addison, Rion Amilcar Scott, Marie Vibbert, Maurice Broaddus, and other breakout beautiful voices, these stories and poems celebrate the most vital of elemental forces, water.
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Big Book Of Best Short Stories Specials Children S Literature 2

Author : Selma Lagerlöf
ISBN : 9783968589046
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.The theme of this edition is:Children's literature II. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Selma Lagerlöf. - Hans Christian Andersen. - Elanor H. Porter. - Wilhelm Hauff. - George MacDonald.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

More Spaghetti I Say

Author : Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN : 0590714392
Genre : Big books
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Minnie the monkey is too busy eating spaghetti--all day, in all ways--to play with her friend Freddie. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels

Author : David Pringle
ISBN : 9781473208063
Genre : Fiction
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Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.
Category: Fiction

Who Fears Death

Author : Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN : 9780008288723
Genre : Fiction
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An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R.R. Martin!
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Clifford Goes To Dog School

Author : Norman Bridwell
ISBN : 9780545529938
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued! It only takes a little to BE BIG! Emily Elizabeth's aunt wants to teach Clifford to behave like a good dog, so he learns to heel, sit, and stay. Even when it's very hard to do, if he BELIEVES IN HIMSELF, Clifford can do anything! The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Strategies Of Fantasy

Author : Brian Attebery
ISBN : UOM:39015024948682
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"In the early chapters, the author sorts out some of the confusion about the term fantasy, distinguishing the fantastic as a technique from fantasy as a popular formula and a literary genre. Looking back to the early reception of Tolkien's trend-setting epic fantasy, he points out how critical theory at the time was simply unable to account for either the strengths or the weaknesses of The Lord of the Rings. By contrast, critical methods developed for coping with postmodernist metafictions are shown to apply equally well to the genre of fantasy. Having worked primarily with older fantasies in his study of The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, Attebery focuses here on important recent examples such as Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, Suzette Haden Elgin's Ozark Trilogy, and John Crowley's Little, Big. Analysis of these texts shows not only that fantasy scholarship can learn from contemporary theory, but also that a close look at fantasy can overturn common assumptions about the nature of narrative.".
Category: Literary Criticism

Big Book Of Best Short Stories

Author : Kenneth Grahame
ISBN : 9788577774913
Genre : Fiction
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This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. The theme of this edition is: Fantasy For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: Edgar Rice Burroughs: - Tarzan's First Love - A Jungle Joke - Tarzan Rescues the Moon - John Carter and the Giant Of Mars - The Ancient Dead - Beyond Thirty - Skeleton Men of JupiterJohn Kendrick Bangs: - The Water Ghost Of Harrowby Hall - The Spectre Cook Of Bangletop - A Midnight Visitor - The Speck On The Lens - A Quicksilver Cassandra - The Ghost Club - A Psychical PrankOscar Wilde: - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - The Sphinx without a Secret - A Model Millionaire - The Happy Prince - The Fisherman and his Soul - The Nightingale and the Rose - The Young KingLord Dunsany: - Chu-Bu and Sheemish - The Hoard of the Gibbelins - The Quest of the Queen's Tears - How One Came, As Was Foretold, To The City Of Never - The Wonderful Window - The Bride Of The Man Horse - The House Of The SphinxKenneth Grahame: - The Twenty-First of October - Dies Irae - Mutabile Semper - The Magic Ring - Its Walls Were as of Jasper - A Saga of the Seas - The Reluctant Dragon
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The Prentice Hall Anthology Of Science Fiction And Fantasy

Author : Prentice-Hall, Inc
ISBN : PSU:000048593830
Genre : Literary Collections
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This one volume anthology explores the last two hundred years of Science Fiction and Fantasy--featuring women and men authors of various ethnic backgrounds, and a range of both traditional canonical literature and popular culture. Designed to heighten interest in a fun and exciting topic, this book will lead readers to meaningful intellectual, social, and historic investigations. Contributing authors include Mary W. Shelly, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Jack London, Ray Bradbury, and Kurt Vonnegut. For fans of science fiction, fantasy, and the stories presented here, who appreciate that they represent the best of humanity, and include potential warnings for where humanity is headed.
Category: Literary Collections

Write Ways

Author : Lesley Wing Jan
ISBN : UVA:X030561723
Genre : Reference
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Write Ways has long been recognised as a practical, user-friendly text for both practising teachers and teachers in training. It is a comprehensive resource which gives teachers the information they need to teach children how to write in different styles, covering a broad range of text types -from reports to poetry to fiction. Now expanded to include a theoretical foundation, and with more material on program planning, assessment and record keeping, this book will be invaluable to pre-service education students throughout their degrees and into their teaching careers.Online Resources available for Write Ways 3rd Edition:* Assessment Checklists - these blank checklists are available as PDFs that you can download to use in the classroom or as practice for your lesson planning* Useful Weblinks for further research* A Glossary of useful words* Link to the Successful Teacher website with helpful activities and resources for student teachers* Preface from the book
Category: Reference

Modern Fantasy

Author : David Pringle
ISBN : UOM:39015013297752
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction

The Fantasy Book

Author : Franz Rottensteiner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038713827
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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Beyond the frontiers of reason there extends the vast, shadowy world of fantasy, where monsters lurk in the gloomy depths, vampires flit across the face of the moon, and imagination reigns supreme. Franz Rottensteiner explores the world of fantasy as it appears in the literature of the West. The dark side of the mind, that fascinating and perilous Dream State, has produced its own literature of the weird, the uncanny, and the demoniac. Since the beginning of time, storytellers have told of remote and exotic realms filled with ghosts, werewolves, ghouls, and zombies. From the clinical horrors of Edgar Allan Poe to the nightmare bureaucracy of Kafka; from Frankenstein to Alice in Wonderland; from Rider Haggard to C.S. Lewis; from the Jewish ghetto of the golem to the decayed castle of Gormenghast - The Fantasy Book presents a spectral march of figures and themes from the edge of reality, and beyond.
Category: Fantasy fiction