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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!

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.

The Big Book Of Classic Fantasy

Author : Writer Yadrin Oubruch
ISBN : 9798603750774
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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.We all have a few literary blindspots, those novels we've heard about or that everyone tells us are classics, but for whatever reason we just haven't gotten around to reading. When it comes to classic fantasy books, it is sort of understandable. We're in the middle of a boom in great fantasy at the moment with authors both paying homage to fantasy has been and reimagining what it could be. But even the best of today's fantasy stand on the shoulder of giants. There are landmarks and wellsprings that led the way for the fantasy scene we see today

The Big Book Of Science Fiction

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN : 9781101910108
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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!

The Big Book Of Classic Horror Fantasy And Science Fiction

Author : Franz Kafka
ISBN : 1494750732
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Archie S Big Book Vol 2

Author : Archie Superstars
ISBN : 9781682559062
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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ARCHIE'S BIG BOOK VOL. 2 is the sequel to an all-new series of deluxe softcovers featuring the classic Archie stories in-and-out of Riverdale. A value at $19.99, this comic-trim-sized collection is the best place to discover the origins of these characters right in time for their appearances on CW's Riverdale. With additional content and newly remastered comic art and coloring on selected stories, we expect this new value softcover should do very well on holiday displays and wherever books are sold. Good things come in threes, and this is a trip down Archie's Fantasyland of tales! This collection of classic stories features the best of medieval, swashbuckling and overall fantastical stories starring our favorite teens from Riverdale.

Little Red Riding Hood

Author : Jade Summer
ISBN : 1542675499
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2017 AMAZON BEST SELLER This incredible adult coloring book by best-selling artist Jade Summer is the perfect way to relieve stress and aid relaxation while enjoying beautiful and highly detailed images. Each coloring page will transport you into a world of your own while your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Use Any of Your Favorite ToolsIncluding colored pencils, pens, and fine-tipped markers. One Image Per PageEach image is printed on black-backed pages to prevent bleed-through. Display Your ArtworkYou can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11" frame. Two Copies of Every ImageEnjoy coloring your favorite images a second time, color with a friend, or have an extra copy in case you make a mistake. Includes FREE Digital VersionAs a special bonus, you can download a PDF and print your favorite images to as many times as you want. Now on SaleRegular Price: $9.99 | SAVE $6.00, 60% OFF | Limited time only. Makes the Perfect GiftSurprise that special someone in your life and make them smile. Buy two copies and enjoy coloring together. Buy Now, Start Coloring, and Relax... Scroll to the top of the page and click the buy button.

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.

The William P Mcgivern Fantasy Megapack Tm 25 Classic Fantasy Stories From The Pulps

Author : William P. McGivern
ISBN : 9781479403660
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William P. McGivern, a popular and prolific fantasy and science fiction writer in the 1940s and 1950s (under his own name as well as the pseudonyms Gerald Vance and P.F. Costello), later achieved fame as a noir and hardboiled mystery author of such classics as "The Big Heat." The William P. McGivern Fantasy Megapack collects 25 of his early fantasy stories, including: AL ADDIN AND THE INFRA-RED LAMP REWBARB'S REMARKABLE RADIO HOWIE LEMP MEETS AN ENCHANTRESS DOUBLE IN DEATH BERTIE AND THE BLACK ARTS DAUGHTER OF THE SNAKE GOD THE BATTLE OF MANETONG DUNCAN'S DREADFUL DOLL WHEN DESTINY DEALT GODDESS OF THE FIFTH PLANE PLOT OF GOLD THE PICTURE OF DEATH THE TIRELESS LEG THE GHOST THAT HAUNTED HITLER TINK TAKES A HAND TINK TAKES A FLING TINK TAKES COMMAND TINK FIGHTS THE GREMLINS DEATH MAKES A MISTAKE THE WILLFUL PUPPETS ENCHANTED BOOKSHELF GENIE OF BAGDAD WORLD BEYOND BELIEF PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS ADOPTED SON OF THE STARS If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 200+ entries in the best-selling MEGAPACKTM series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Big Book Of Best Short Stories

Author : Kenneth Grahame
ISBN : 9788577774913
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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

The Big Book Of Home Learning

Author : Mary Pride
ISBN : 089107550X
Genre : Education
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Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : IND:32000007739511
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The Big Book Of Maps For Tabletop Roleplaying Games Volume 1

Author : Justin Andrew Mason
ISBN : 0692086757
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Whether your tabletop RPG adventures embrace classic high fantasy, swords and sorcery, or fringe on an otherworldly realms, the more than 230 full-page color fantasy maps collected in this book provide suitable cartography for your tabletop adventures.Dungeons, castles, keeps, temples, sacred sites, urban sprawl, caverns, mines, dwarven halls, elven empires, extradimensional planes, heavenly encounters, hellish delves, and even ancient forgotten advanced technology ¿ this book has it all!

Classic Fantasy Writers

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009768172
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers brief profiles of L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, H. Rider Haggard, Lafcadio Hearn, Rudyard Kipling, Beatrix Potter, and George MacDonald

Bill Severn S Big Book Of Magic

Author : Bill Severn
ISBN : 0679205349
Genre : Magic tricks
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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!

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.

In The Land Of Time

Author : Dunsany
ISBN : 9781440650260
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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.

The Big Book Of Swing

Author : Bill Treadwell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122675197
Genre : Jazz
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The Big Book Of Nintendo Games

Author : Steven A. Schwartz
ISBN : 0874552486
Genre : Nintendo video games
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