Dancing With Bears

Autore: Michael Swanwick
Editore: Nightshade Book
ISBN: 9781597803342
Grandezza: 36,78 MB
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Dancing With Bears follows the adventures of notorious con-men Darger and Surplus: They've lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy. The only thing harder than the journey to Muscovy is their arrival in Muscovy. An audience with the Duke seems impossible to obtain, and Darger and Surplus quickly become entangled in a morass of deceit and revolution. The only thing more dangerous than the convoluted political web surrounding Darger and Surplus is the gift itself, the Pearls of Byzantium, and Zoesophia, the governess sworn to protect their virtue.

Apeshit

Autore: Carlton Mellick, III
Editore:
ISBN: 9781621050414
Grandezza: 18,79 MB
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"Friday the 13th" meets "Visitor Q." Apeshit is Mellick's love letter to the great and terrible B-horror movie genre. Six trendy teenagers (three cheerleaders and three football players) go to an isolated cabin in the mountains for a weekend of drinking, partying, and crazy sex, only to find themselves in the middle of a life and death struggle against a horribly mutated psychotic freak that just won't stay dead. Mellick parodies this horror cliche and twists it into something deeper and stranger. It is the literary equivalent of a grindhouse film. It is a splatter punk's wet dream. It is perhaps one of the most fucked up books ever written. If you are a fan of Takashi Miike, Evil Dead, early Peter Jackson, or Eurotrash horror, then you must read this book.

Rogue Moon

Autore: Algis Budrys
Editore:
ISBN: 9780575108004
Grandezza: 63,46 MB
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Shortlisted for the 1961 Hugo Award, Rogue Moon is the disquieting and story of what happens when monstrous scientific ambition is matched by human obsession. The moon had finally been reached, and on it was found the most terrifying structure, that killed men over and over again, in torturous, unfathomable ways. Clearly, only a mad man or a suicidal maniac could explore its horrible secrets. All his life, Al Barker has toyed with death. So when the US lunar programme needs a volunteer to penetrate a murderous labyrinth, alien to all human comprehension, Barker's the man to do it. But what is required of Barker is that he withstand the trauma of dying, not just once, but time and time and time again . . .

West Of Eden

Autore: Harry Harrison
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575115610
Grandezza: 61,23 MB
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In this brilliant acclaimed novel dinosaurs still rule the Earth. The cosmic catastrophe that ended the Age of the Dinosaurs 65 million years ago never happened. The evolution of the great reptiles continued, climaxing with the Yilanè, the most intelligent and advanced race on Earth. But when the onset of a new Ice Age forces them to cross the ocean to explore and colonize a vast contingent, they clash violently with a savage new breed of mammal that they have never before encountered. Mammals that walk erect, hunt and use crude stone tools - and weapons . . .

War Slut

Autore: Carlton Mellick
Editore:
ISBN: 9781933929538
Grandezza: 10,66 MB
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"Five exhausted soldiers are sitting in the middle of a frozen Arctic wasteland, waiting for something to happen. They don't know why they are there or what they are supposed to be doing. Their superior officers have stopped giving them orders, their food supply is running low, and they are unsure whether or not their enemy actually exists at all. Once they lose their war slut (a transmorphing sex cyborg), the soldiers leave the safety of their camp in order to get it back. Only what they find out in the dark icy landscape is something far beyond what they ever could have imagined"--P. [4] of cover.

The Haunted Vagina

Autore: Carlton Mellick
Editore:
ISBN: 9780976249887
Grandezza: 43,28 MB
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It's difficult to love a woman whose vagina is a gateway to the world of the dead.

Santa S Twin

Autore: Dean Koontz
Editore: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780060572235
Grandezza: 15,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1438
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A contemporary Christmas classic for children of all ages -- including those who pretend to have grown up! Charlotte and Emily are determined to save Santa from his mischievous twin -- Bob Claus -- who has not only stolen Santa's sleigh and stuffed his toy bag full of mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli, but has also threatened to turn Donner, Blitzen, and the others into reindeer soup! How the brave but foolhardy sisters fly to the North Pole and rescue Santa from his "deeply troubled" twin is an utterly charming and unforgettable story sure to add sparkle to your holiday season. Read it aloud, preferably to someone you love to hear laugh! This perennial yuletide favorite was written by bestselling novelist Dean Koontz in 1996 at the request of his fans and has been pleasing readers every holiday season since. Winner of an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition while he was just a senior in college, Koontz today is a world-famous author whose books have been published in thirty-eight different languages and have sold more than three hundred million copies. Lavishly illustrated with spectacular paintings by Phil Parks, this thoroughly modern masterpiece breathes new life and warmth into the world's most beloved legend.

World Enough And Time

Autore: James Kahn
Editore: Fastpencil Premiere
ISBN: 9781607466680
Grandezza: 53,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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World Enough, and Time is the first book of this spellbinding action adventure trilogy. In a post-apocalyptic world 200 years from now, humans are a dying species. When Joshua's wife is kidnapped by a griffin and a vampire, he and his comrades, a centaur and an android, set out to rescue her across a surreal landscape filled with seemingly mythological creatures. But the explanation for the existence of these beasts is based in science, and informed by nightmare. And the odyssey isn't over until they confront the evil cabal whose goal is nothing less than the extinction of the human race.

The Crystal Man

Autore: Edward Page Mitchell
Editore: Not Avail
ISBN:
Grandezza: 13,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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In Search Of Wonder

Autore: Damon Knight
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539833697
Grandezza: 28,72 MB
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A classic must-have for all readers and writers of science fiction! Damon Knight effectively invented science fiction criticism. His reviews were not mere statements of his personal preferences-his skillful essays analyzed the books and told why they were good or bad, to the edification of readers, the delight of good writers, and the embarrassment of bad ones. In this unique critical study of science fiction, Mr. Knight works on the principle that science fiction is a form of literature which needs no apologies and no special dispensations: it can and should be judged by the same high standards that apply to all literature. His incisive and knowing criticism covers the field brilliantly, from "Classics" to "Chuckleheads." Readers will delight in his laser-sharp thoughts on favorite books, and writers will find his criqitues of the classics invaluable in improving their own craft. This expanded Third Edition is 150,000 words, up from 120,000 in the 1967 Second Edition, and double the length of the 1956 First Edition. This new edition adds a chapter of autobiography, articles on writing and teaching science fiction, and other fascinating essays. Even if you already have the first or second editions, you should consider getting this edition simply for the new material, which includes: Chapter 1: Myself When Young [autobiographical]; Chap. 13: The Excluded Data [about Charles Fort]; Chap. 29: Milford and Clarion; Chap. 30: Science and the World; Chap. 31: What Is Science Fiction, Anyway?; Chap. 32: Writing Science Fiction; a major expansion of Chapter 5, discussing John W. Campbell, Jr.; and other additions and emendations. Table of Contents Introduction by Anthony Boucher Author's Notes Myself When Young Critics The Classics Chuckleheads Campbell and His Decade Cosmic Jerrybuilder: A. E. van Vogt Half-Bad Writers One Sane Man: Robert A. Heinlein Asimov and Empire More Chuckleheads When I Was in Kneepants: Ray Bradbury The Vorpal Pen: Theodore Sturgeon The Excluded Data: Charles Fort Microcosmic Moskowitz Anthologies Half Loaves Genius to Order: Kuttner and Moore Kornbluth and the Silver Lexicon The Jagged Blade: James Blish Overalls on Parnassus: Fletcher Pratt Amphibians New Stars Curiosa br-r-r! Decadents Britons Pitfalls and Dead Ends Symbolism Milford and Clarion Science and the World What Is Science Fiction, Anyway? Writing Science Fiction What next Bibliography Index Knight has long been a pithy and insightful commentator on science fiction, and the new material-written mostly a decade or more ago--alters that description in neither jot nor tittle ... his book is the perfect companion to your collection of favorites. -Analog