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Book Viriconium

    Book Details:
  • Author : M. John Harrison
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 0307418693
  • Pages : 482 pages

Download or read book Viriconium written by M. John Harrison and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A magnificent city existing on the ringes of the past, and on the brink of destruction, Viriconium • With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light. Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights. Back in print after a long absence, these singular tales of a timeless realm and its enigmatic inhabitants are now reborn and compiled to captivate a whole new generation. Praise for M. John Harrison’s Viriconium “The world that Harrison depicts is intricate and authentic, peopled with a multitude of strange yet lifelike characters—a combination which serves to make his richly imagined empire of Viriconium feel very real indeed. . . . This omnibus collection from the author of Light is canon-reading for those who wish to know the genre's roots, as well as the heights, to which it can aspire.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Brilliant, beautiful, and absolutely essential reading. The breadth of vision and imagination alone in these books is unparalleled. It is truly one of a kind and will continue to haunt you in the best possible way for years.”—Jonathan Carroll, author of White Apples “Harrison’s Viriconium sequence is the jewel in the crown of 20th-century fantasy, a work that proves irrefutably that fantastic literature can be Art with a capital A, holding its own alongside the very finest writing of our time, or any other.”—Elizabeth Hand, author of Mortal Love “M. John Harrison is a true master of English prose. He possesses the eye of a painter, the ear of a bard, and a rigorous and playful intellect. The Viriconium novels and stories are infused with a haunting genius that never falters.”—K.J. Bishop, author of The Etched City

Book Fairy Tales of London

Download or read book Fairy Tales of London written by Hadas Elber-Aviram and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the 2022 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Miéville.

Book To Be Continued

    Book Details:
  • Author : Hope Apple
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2000-10-10
  • ISBN : 0313095981
  • Pages : 481 pages

Download or read book To Be Continued written by Hope Apple and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2000-10-10 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Keeping track of prolific authors who write fiction series was quite challenging for even the most ardent fan until To Be Continueddebuted in 1995. Noew, readers will be happy that the soon-to-be-released second edition has added 1,600 new books and 400 new series. To Be Continued, Second Edition, maintians the first volume's successful formula that featured concise A-to-Z entries packed with useful information, including titles, publishers, publication dates, genre categories, annotations, and subject terms. Among the genre categories that can be found in To Be Continued are romance, science fiction, crime novel, horror, adventure, fantasy, humor, western, war, Christian fiction, and others.

Book A Brief History of the Holy Grail

Download or read book A Brief History of the Holy Grail written by Giles Morgan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-01-27 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Brief History of the Holy Grail charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades and in particular the rise and dramatic fall of the Knight Templars, who it is said were the guardians of the cup, newly discovered in Jerusalem. The myths have been more powerful that the facts and the allure of the Grail has attracted the attention of modern writers and artist in search of an ancient symbol of purity: psychologist Carl Jung, composer Richard Wagner, poets William Blake, and T S Eliot, the Pre-Raphelite painters have all been seduced by the legend. Today the grail quest can be found in films such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Excalibur, as well as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code

Book The Mammoth Book of King Arthur

Download or read book The Mammoth Book of King Arthur written by Mike Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most complete guide ever to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround it He defeated the Saxons so decisively at the Battle of Badon that he held the Saxon invasion of Britain at bay for at least a generation. He has inspired more stories, books and films than any other historical or legendary figure. But who was the real King Arthur? Here is the most comprehensive guide to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround and often obscure it. Sifting fact from fancy, Mike Ashley reveals the originals not only of King Arthur but also of Merlin. Guinevere, Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table - as well as all the major Arthurian sites. He traces each of the legends as they developed and brilliantly shows how they were later used to inspire major works of art, poetry, fiction and film. There is clear evidence that. The Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of not just one man, but at least three originating in Wales, Scotland and Brittany The true historical Arthur really existed and is distantly related to the present royal family The real Arthur and the real Merlin never knew each other The real Lancelot was not British but was closer to a sixth-century asylum-seeker The Holy Grail legend probably grew out of a cosmic catastrophe that could have destroyed most of civilization

Book A Student s History of England from the Earliest Times to 1885  B C  55 A D  1509

Download or read book A Student s History of England from the Earliest Times to 1885 B C 55 A D 1509 written by Samuel Rawson Gardiner and published by . This book was released on 1897 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Library Journal

Download or read book Library Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 1286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature written by Edward James and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-26 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment, and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic has been popular with readers. Since Tolkien and his many imitators, however, it has become a major publishing phenomenon. In this volume, critics and authors of fantasy look at its history since the Enlightenment, introduce readers to some of the different codes for the reading and understanding of fantasy, and examine some of the many varieties and subgenres of fantasy; from magical realism at the more literary end of the genre, to paranormal romance at the more popular end. The book is edited by the same pair who produced The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (winner of a Hugo Award in 2005).

Book The Whole Story

Download or read book The Whole Story written by John E. Simkin and published by K. G. Saur. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.

Book Library Journal

Download or read book Library Journal written by Melvil Dewey and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Book A Student s History of England  B C  55 A D  1509

Download or read book A Student s History of England B C 55 A D 1509 written by Samuel Rawson Gardiner and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Student s History of England

Download or read book A Student s History of England written by Samuel Rawson Gardiner and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  1975 1991

Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991 written by R. Reginald and published by Detroit : Gale Research. This book was released on 1992 with total page 1536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Science Fiction and Fantasy Series and Sequels  Books

Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Series and Sequels Books written by Tim Cottrill and published by Scholarly Title. This book was released on 1986 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Student s History of England  B C  55 A D  1509

Download or read book A Student s History of England B C 55 A D 1509 written by Samuel Rawson Gardiner and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Description of Britain

Download or read book The Description of Britain written by Charles Bertram and published by . This book was released on 1809 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Towns in Decline  AD100   1600

Download or read book Towns in Decline AD100 1600 written by Terry Slater and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many European towns have experienced loss of population, degradation of physical structure and profound economic change at least once since the height of the Roman Empire. This volume is an examination of the various causes of these changes, the results which flowed from them and the reasons why some urban centres survived, revived and eventually flourished again while others failed and died. The contributors bring to bear the techniques of history and archaeology, the perspectives of economics, agronomy, medicine, architecture and planning, geography and law, to the study. The result is a synthesis which connects the Decline of the Roman Empire to the effects of the Black Death and the economic transformation of Renaissance Florence.