Conan Chronicles 2

Conan Chronicles 2


Author : Robert Jordan
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1405512318
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (45 users)

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Before Robert Jordan conquered the bestseller lists with his phenomenally successful Wheel of Time series, he revived the legendary fantasy hero, Conan the Cimmerian. These widely acclaimed adventures introduced the world-famous barbarian to a new generation of readers. This volume contains three tales, CONAN THE DESTROYER, CONAN THE MAGNIFICENT and CONAN THE TRIUMPHANT, all of which feature the storytelling magic and epic splendour that have made Robert Jordan one of the best-loved fantasy authors of all time. This edition also contains CONAN THE INDESTRUCTIBLE: a history of Conan and his times, by L. Sprague de Camp.


Sequels

Sequels


Author : Janet Husband
Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838909671
Pages : 782 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.


Literary Afterlife

Literary Afterlife


Author : Bernard A. Drew
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 078645721X
Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.


The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19


Author : Stephen Jones
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1849015384
Pages : 565 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (849 users)

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Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. It features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre - including Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Glen Hirshberg, Peter Atkins and Tanith Lee. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also features the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES 'Well-crafted celebration of a continuously inventive genre' SFX Magazine 'The must-have annual anthology for horror fans.' Time Out 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'In an age where genre fiction is often just reheated pastiche, the Best New Horror series continues to break from the herd, consistently raising the bar of quality and ingenuity.' Rue Morgue 'Brilliantly edited and most instructively introduced by legendary anthologist Stephen Jones.' Realms of Fantasy 'One of horror's best.' Publishers Weekly


Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991


Author : R. Reginald
Publisher : Detroit : Gale Research
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Pages : 1512 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (49 users)

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Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography


Author : Arthur James Wells
Publisher :
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Pages : 1452 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Books in Print

Books in Print


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Pages : 2258 pages
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A Study in Terror: Volume 2

A Study in Terror: Volume 2


Author : Derrick Belanger
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN : 1780926669
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (78 users)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of those authors whose literary creation is much more famous than the man himself. Those who do know the name Arthur Conan Doyle tend to know him only as the inventor of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. A smaller segment of this group goes further and remembers Doyle as the inventor of the great detective who squandered his fame with crackpot beliefs in faeries and the supernatural. Sadly, there is so much more to the man who revolutionized the writing not just of detective fiction but also of the genre of horror, the supernatural, and even influenced history itself. This two volume anthology's point is to put Doyle back on the pedestal he so rightly deserves. Its aim is twofold. First, to introduce readers to Doyle's lesser known (yet no less important) works. These works speak for themselves in showing a master writer at his craft. The stories are timeless, enjoyable, and hopefully will lead to new fans embracing a great author's somewhat forgotten tales. The second aim is to show the relevance of Doyle's works. Through a collection of articles written by current scholars and experts, readers can see just how revolutionary Doyle's writings remain even today.


Books

Books


Author : Tim Cottrill
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9780824086718
Pages : 422 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (86 users)

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Supernatural Fiction Writers: Peter Ackroyd to Graham Joyce

Supernatural Fiction Writers: Peter Ackroyd to Graham Joyce


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Pages : 532 pages
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This two-volume set for high school students, college undergraduates, and teachers and other nonspecialists contains essays on 116 contemporary supernatural fiction writers whose prose the editor considers equal to, if not superior to, that of writers who have been granted mainstream acceptance. Entries are approximately seven to 12 pages in length and cover all aspects of each writer's career. They also address questions such as the literary value of these genres of fiction, and whether the science fiction or horror label discourages taking such work seriously. Each essay is followed by a bibliography of primary works, a critical and biographical bibliography citing books and articles, and lists of interviews and book reviews. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics


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Was the Bayeux Tapestry Made in France?

Was the Bayeux Tapestry Made in France?


Author : G. Beech
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137073918
Pages : 142 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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This book presents the hypothesis that the Bayeux tapestry, long believed to have been made in England, came from the Loire valley in France, from the abbey of St. Florent of Saumur. This is based on a number of different kinds of evidence, the most important of which is signs of a St. Florent/Breton influence in the portrayal of the Breton campaign in the tapestry, about a tenth of the whole.


H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction

H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction


Author : Laird R. Blackwell
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476629587
Pages : 188 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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 H.C. Bailey’s detective Reggie Fortune was one of the most popular protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune appeared in nine novels yet it was in a series of 84 short stories that were published from 1920 to 1940 where he truly shone, combining elements of several popular archetypes—the eccentric logician, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the psychological profiler, the defender of justice. This critical study examines the Fortune stories in the context of other popular detective fiction of the era. Bailey’s classics are distinguished by well-clued puzzles, brilliant sleuthing, vivid description and social critique, with Fortune evoking images of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of truth and justice in an uncaring world.


Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults

Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults


Author : Ruth Nadelman Lynn
Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Pages : 1216 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Offers brief descriptions of more than 7,500 works of fantasy arranged by themes, including animal, time travel, witchcraft, sorcery, ghost, and humor.


American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record


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Pages : 1950 pages
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The Whole Story

The Whole Story


Author : John E. Simkin
Publisher : K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
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Pages : 1198 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (49 users)

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This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.


Paperbound Books in Print

Paperbound Books in Print


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Pages : 1628 pages
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