The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe

Author: Kij Johnson
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 0765386518
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One of NPR's Best Books of 2016 and a Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell, and Locus Award finalist for Best Novella Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her. "Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading." —Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reimagining Lovecraft Four Tor com Novellas

Author: Victor LaValle
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1250167078
Format: PDF, ePub
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Four new Lovecraftian tales told by four amazing talents. Government agents, monstrous P.I.s, walkers of dreams and magical hustlers meet in the pages of this astonishing anthology of four novellas. The Ballad of Black Tom — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Victor LaValle. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Kij Johnson. Hammers on Bone — from Cassandra Khaw, an amazing new voice on the dark fiction scene. Agents of Dreamland — from the multi award-winning Caitlín R. Kiernan. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 618030968X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Μερικές φορές ένα κορίτσι δέχεται το άγγιγμα της Πολεμόχαρης Μητέρας. Τέτοιο κορίτσι είναι και η Θορν. Πασχίζοντας να πάρει εκδίκηση για τον θάνατο του πατέρα της, ζει μονάχα για να πολεμά. Τώρα, όμως, ο άντρας που τη δίδαξε πώς να σκοτώνει την κατηγορεί για φόνο. Μερικές φορές, μια γυναίκα γίνεται πολεμίστρια. Ξαφνικά βρίσκεται μπλεγμένη στις δολοπλοκίες του Πατέρα Γιάρβι, του πανούργου θεράποντα της Γκέτλαντ. Διασχίζοντας τον μισό κόσμο, αναζητώντας συμμάχους ενάντια στον αδίστακτο Υψηλό Βασιλέα, θα υποστεί μια σκληρή μαθητεία στο αίμα και τον δόλο. Μερικές φορές, μια πολεμίστρια γίνεται όπλο. Στο ταξίδι αυτό, έχει στο πλευρό της τον Μπραντ, έναν πολεμιστή που απεχθάνεται να σκοτώνει –αποτυχημένο τόσο στα δικά της μάτια όσο και στα δικά του–, με μία και μοναδική ευκαιρία να εξιλεωθεί. Τα όπλα υπηρετούν έναν και μόνο σκοπό. Άραγε η Θορν θα παραμείνει σε όλη της τη ζωή έρμαιο των ισχυρών ή θα καταφέρει να χαράξει τον δικό της δρόμο;

Saving the World Through Science Fiction

Author: Michael R. Page
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476663092
Format: PDF
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"James Gunn's influence in the science fiction field, as author, editor, teacher and critic, has continued for decades, rising recently to the SFWA Grand Master Award. He has been in my mind from my first days, with his graceful novels and stories, and later a colleague with whom I have engaged in countless spirited discussions. This journey through his work is a fine introduction to a fiercely independent talent."--George Zebrowski, John W. Campbell Award Winner for Brute Orbits and the classic Macrolife "A book devoted to the life and work of James Gunn, anthologist, scholar, and one of science fiction’s most eloquent and influential writers, is long overdue. Michael Page offers us an informative account of Gunn’s life and the ways in which it has shaped his work, along with summaries and analyses of his most important stories and novels; Page also notes the ways in which Gunn directly affected the genre and some of its most important writers. Saving the World Through Science Fiction is an essential guide to anyone interested in the history of science fiction and paints a fine portrait of a man whose influence deserves to be much more widely known."--Pamela Sargent, Pilgrim Award-winning editor of the Women of Wonder anthologies. One of the major figures in science fiction for more than sixty years, James Gunn has been instrumental in making the genre one of the most vibrant and engaging areas of literary scholarship. His genre history Alternate Worlds and his The Road to Science Fiction anthologies introduced countless readers to science fiction. He founded the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction in 1982. But Gunn has also been one of the genre's leading writers. His classic novels Star Bridge (with Jack Williamson), The Joy Makers, The Immortals and The Listeners helped shape the field. Now in his nineties, he remains a prominent voice. His forthcoming novel is Transformation. Drawing on materials from Gunn's archives and personal interviews with him, this study is the first to examine the life, career and writing of this science fiction grandmaster.

Tor com Publishing s 2017 Hugo Finalist Bundle

Author: Nina Allan
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1250173310
Format: PDF
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Please enjoy this convenient anthology of Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo finalists, including four novellas, two novelettes, and three short stories. Best Novella The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson Best Novelette “The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde Best Short Story “The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong “That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ballad of Black Tom

Author: Victor LaValle
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 0765386615
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the 2016 This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the 2016 Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Bram Stoker Awards People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break? "LaValle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do." — Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All "[LaValle] reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction." — Praise for The Devil in Silver from Elizabeth Hand, author of Radiant Days “LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, an echo of Lovecraft’s Dagon... [The Ballad of Black Tom] has a satisfying slingshot ending.” – Elizabeth Hand for Fantasy & ScienceFiction At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mars Girls

Author: Mary Turzillo
Publisher: Apex Publications
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"Mary Turzillo has crafted an extraordinary tale of teenaged adventure on a harsh planet. Heroines Nanoannie and Kapera use bravery and ingenuity to survive on a vividly imagined future Mars." —Brenda Cooper, author of Edge of Dark "Mars Girls delivers real-feeling characters in a fast-moving, exciting space adventure." —Kij Johnson, author of The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe "Great fun! A rollicking adventure across a uniquely imagined Martian landscape." —S Andrew Swann, author of Dragon Princess "Uniquely qualified to write about both Mars and humanity, Mary Turzillo has conjured up an intriguingly intricate plot filled with plenty of adventure, engagingly fresh and memorable characters, and provocative ideas." —Stanley Schmidt, Hugo Award-winning editor Nanoannie is bored. She wants to go to clubs, wear the latest Earth fashions, and dance with nuke guys. But her life is not exciting. She lives on her family's Pharm with her parents, little sister, and a holo-cat named Fuzzbutt. The closest she gets to clubs are on the Marsnet. And her parents are pressuring her to sign her contract over to Utopia Limited Corp before she's even had a chance to live a little. When Kapera—a friend from online school—shows up at her Pharm asking for help, Nanoannie is quick to jump in the rover and take off. Finally an adventure! What Nanoannie and Kapera find at the Smythe's Pharm is more than the girls bargained for. The hab has been trashed and there are dead bodies buried in the backyard! If that wasn't bad enough, the girls crash the rover and Kapera gets kidnapped by Facers who claim her parents are murderers! Between Renegade Nuns, Facers, and corp geeks, Nanoannie and Kapera don't know who to trust or where to go. Kapera only wants to find her parents so they can get to Earth Orbitals and she can be treated for her leukemia. Nanoannie wants to help her friend and experience a little bit of Mars before selling her contract to the first corp that offers to buy it. Life isn't easy when you're just a couple of Mars Girls.

Dead Reckonings No 22 Fall 2017

Author: Alex Houstoun
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781614982128
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Hippocampus Press Review of Horror and the Weird in the Arts examines recent releases in print, film, and telelvision. Ramsey Campbell contributes his regular column, together with reviews, articles, interviews, features on art and artists, and reminiscences of the 2017 NecronomiCon Providence convention, including a substantial travelogue by the convention's Poet Laureate, Donald Sidney-Fryer. TABLE OF CONTENTS Hallowed Readings for Hallowe'en ........... Greg Gbur Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, ed. Haunted Nights A Few Reflections........... Martin Andersson The Creature That Lives in the Dark ........... S. T. Joshi Ramsey Campbell, Born to the Dark Worthy Wordsmithery ........... Tony Fonseca Jason V Brock, The Dark Sea Within: Tales & Poems A Visitor to Arkham ........... Ramsey Campbell A Journey Beyond All Journeys ........... Donald Sidney-Fryer Curating Ars Necronomica 2017 ........... Brian L. Mullen III The Wonders of the Visible Weird: Ars Necronomica 2017 and Guest of Honor, John Jude Palencar ........... Dave Felton & Michelle Y. Souliere An Artist's Dreamworld Incantation: The Work of John Jude Palencar ........... Michelle Y. Souliere FOREVER and a Day ........... Jason V Brock Darrell Schweitzer, The Threshold of Forever: Essays and Reviews. The History of the Horror Fiction Boom in the 1970s and '80s ........... Stephanie Graves Grady Hendrix, Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Musings: NecronomiCon 2017 ........... Alex Smith In the Wild Beast Wood: The Triad of Mystery in the Artwork of Sidney H. Sime ........... Daniel Pietersen Horrors of the Everyday Life ........... June Pulliam Jordan Peele, dir. Get Out; Brian Falchuck and Ryan Murphy, FX AHS: Cult. A Century Too Late ........... Tony Fonseca Sam Gafford, The Dreamer in Fire and Other Stories Standing Behind the Curtains A Conversation with T. E. D. Klein ........... Barry Lee Dejasu Uncanny Age: Joachim Kalka's Gaslight ........... James Machin Joachim Kalka, tr. Isabel Fargo Cole, Gaslight: Lantern Slides from the Nineteenth Century A Mixed Bag ........... S. T. Joshi Justin Steele and Sam Cowan, ed. Looming Low, Volume 1 The Art of NecronomiCon ........... Dean Kuhta Ghosts, Beyond Metaphor and Psychopathology ... Jim Rockhill ZOe Lehmann Imfield, The Victorian Ghost Story and Theology The Weird and Eerie in Finest Form ........... Daniel Pietersen Jeffrey Thomas, Haunted Worlds Panels of People Screaming: An Interview with Sarah Horrocks ... Nathan Chazan Vibrant and Vivid: NecronomiCon 2017 ........... Elena Tchougounova-Paulson Nevertheless, She Persisted ........... Bev Vincent Stephen King and Owen King, Sleeping Beauties Thinking Visually: Comments on Comics ........... Alex Houstoun Revisiting the Dreamlands ........... Darrell Schweitzer Kij Johnson, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe A Reflection: NecronomiCon 2017 ........... Dr. GEza A. G. Reilly