the weird a compendium of strange and dark stories

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The Weird

Author : Ann VanderMeer
ISBN : 9780857894878
Genre : Fiction
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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird and amongst its practitioners number some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities; you won't find any elves or wizards here... but you will find the boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Miville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.

Die Spinne

Author : Hanns Heinz Ewers
ISBN : 9781494940232
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Paris 1908: An drei aufeinanderfolgenden Freitagen erhängten sich drei Gäste des kleinen Hotels Stevens am Fensterkreuz von Zimmer 7. Der Medizinstudent Richard Bracquemont lässt sich weder vom zuständigen Kommissar noch von Madame Dubonnet, der Besitzerin des Hotels, davon abbringen, genau dieses Zimmer zu beziehen ... 1908 erschien die weltberühmte Erzählung „Die Spinne“, die Hanns Heinz Ewers im nordfranzösischen Bois de Cise schrieb. Sie gilt heute als Klassiker der Gruselliteratur. „Die Spinne“ wurde sofort zu einem Sensationserfolg: Die Zeitungen, in denen die Geschichte zum ersten Mal erschien, erhielten viele Hundert Zuschriften, die eine Erklärung für die seltsamen Phänomene verlangten, die in der Handlung geschildert wurden. Übersetzungen erschienen auf Englisch, Französisch, Russisch, Polnisch, Schwedisch, Tschechisch, Ungarisch und in anderen Sprachen, außerdem wurde „Die Spinne“ mehrfach fürs Fernsehen verfilmt und wiederholt als Hörspiel bearbeitet, zuletzt 2011 unter dem Titel „Clarimonde“ für Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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!

Sisters Of The Revolution

Author : Ann VanderMeer
ISBN : 9781629630359
Genre : Fiction
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Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing power of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers daring examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. Dark, satirical stories such as Eileen Gunn’s “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” and the disturbing horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution” reveal the charged intensity at work in the field. Including new, emerging voices such as Nnedi Okorafor and featuring international contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and many more, this collection seeks to expand the ideas of both contemporary fiction and feminism to new fronts. Moving from the fantastic to the futuristic, subtle to surreal, these stories will provoke thoughts and emotions about feminism like no other book available today. Other contributors include Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Eleanor Arnason, Hiromi Goto, Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, Kit Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Pamela Sargent, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.

Best American Fantasy

Author : Ann VanderMeer
ISBN : 0809562804
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents twenty-nine short fantasy stories published by American authors in 2006, featuring such authors as Kelly Link, Tony D'Souza, and Peter LaSalle.

The Thackery T Lambshead Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author : Ann VanderMeer
ISBN : 9780062109927
Genre : Fiction
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“Some of the most interesting fantasist-fabulists writing today.” —Los Angeles Times “A science-fiction symphony of strangeness....The Cabinet of Curiosities will give you a good jolt of wonder.” —Gainesville Times You’ll be astonished by what you’ll find in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. Editors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer have gathered together a spectacular array of exhibits, oddities, images, and stories by some of the most renowned and bestselling writers and artists in speculative and graphic fiction, including Ted Chiang, Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), China Miéville, and Michael Moorcock. A spectacularly illustrated anthology of Victorian steampunk devices and the stories behind them, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is a boldly original, enthrallingly imaginative, and endlessly entertaining entry into a hidden world of weird science and unnatural nature that will appeal equally to fantasy lovers and graphic novel aficionados.

Micro

Author : Michael Crichton
ISBN : 3453436636
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Eine Handvoll Studenten, ausgesetzt im Regenwald, auf der Flucht vor technisch veränderten Organismen: ein hintergründiges und hochaktuelles Actionszenario Honolulu, Hawaii. Drei Männer liegen tot auf dem Fussboden eines verschlossenen Büros - keine Anzeichen eines Kampfes, keine Einbruchsspuren, keine Tatwaffe. Nur die extrem feinen, rasiermesserscharfen Schnitte, die die Leichen überziehen, liefern einen ebenso grausigen wie rätselhaften Hinweis auf die Todesursache. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, wird eine Handvoll Studenten, die sich durch besondere Fähigkeiten hervortun, von einem Unternehmen für den Einsatz an der Front der Mikrobiologie rekrutiert. Die streng geheime, höchst profitable Arbeit von Nanigen Micro Technologies führt die Forschungstalente nach Hawaii. Doch hier, weit entfernt von der Sicherheit ihrer Labors, plötzlich sich selbst überlassen im Dschungel, sehen sich die Studenten nicht nur einer erbarmungslosen Natur, sondern auch einer radikalen neuen Technik gegenüber, die die Gruppe schnell beherrschen lernen muss, will sie nicht für immer in den undurchdringlichen Wäldern Oahus verschwinden ... Michael Crichton wurde 1942 in Chicago geboren und studierte in Harvard Medizin; seine Romane, die in über 36 Sprachen übersetzt werden, verkauften sich mehr als 200 Millionen Mal, dreizehn davon wurden verfilmt. Zu seinen bekanntesten Büchern zählen 'Next', 'Welt in Angst', 'Timeline', 'Jurassic Park' und 'Andromeda'. Crichton, Schöpfer der Serie Emergency Room, ist bis heute der einzige Künstler, der es schaffte, mit Film, Fernsehserie und Roman gleichzeitig die ersten Plätze der Charts zu belegen. Crichton, der seit Mitte der Sechzigerjahre Romane schrieb, griff immer wieder gekonnt neueste naturwissenschaftliche und technische Forschungen auf. Im November 2008 starb Michael Crichton im Alter von 66 Jahren. Bis zuletzt hat er an seinem neuen Wissenschaftsthriller 'Micro' geschrieben.

Horror Literature Through History An Encyclopedia Of The Stories That Speak To Our Deepest Fears 2 Volumes

Author : Matt Cardin
ISBN : 9781440842023
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

The Dark Man The Journal Of Robert E Howard Studies

Author : Lee Breakiron
ISBN : 9781312780118
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The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2. Articles by Lee Breakiron (The Cromlechers, on the fanzine the Cromlech), and Jeffrey Shanks on theosophy in the works of Robert E. Howard. The journal ends with a book review by Mark Finn.

The Classic Horror Stories

Author : H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 9780191640896
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'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of 'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the 'Cthulhu Mythos', a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. It includes the Introduction from Lovecraft's critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature', in which he gave his own important definition of 'weird fiction'. In a fascinating contextual introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

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