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  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted , as touching as Dave at Night , as captivating as Fairest ? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you,... more...

  • The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Cultureby Justin Edwards; Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow... more...

  • Gothic Topographiesby P.M. Mehtonen; Matti Savolainen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This collection takes up the influence of the Gothic mode in literatures that may be geographically remote from one another but still share related issues of minor languages, nation building, place and race. The essays explore the transgressions and confusion of borders and limits, whether they be linguistic, literary, generic, class-based, gendered... more...

  • The Underside of Politicsby Sorin Radu Cucu

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 41.99

    This book argues that during the Cold War modern political imagination was held captive by the split between two visions of universality reedom in the West versus social justice in the East by a culture of secrecy that tied national identity to national security. Examining post- 1945 American and Eastern European interpretive novels in dialogue with... more...

  • Parabolas of Science Fictionby Brian Attebery; Veronica Hollinger

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

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  • Writing the Blockbuster Novelby Al Zuckerman

    Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 8.99

    Every novelist dreams of it--writing the book that rockets to the top of the best-seller lists. Now, they can see how it's done, up close, in a book by an agent who has sold manuscripts that turned into hits. Here Albert Zuckerman covers the essential elements of the blockbuster novel and shows writers how to put them to work in their books. Zuckerman... more...

  • Afrofuturismby Ytasha L. Womack

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    In this hip, accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism, author Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. K. Jemisin to... more...

  • Wizards, Aliens, and Starshipsby Charles L. Adler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas--for instance, could Mr. Weasley?s flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might actually happen, and which ones wouldn?t... more...

  • Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fictionby Dan Shen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism.... more...

  • More Forensics and Fictionby D P Lyle

    Medallion Media Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer?s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What... more...