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  • Science Fictionby Frances Ridley

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    Find out about the world of science fiction - discover lots about time travel and UFOs!The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman – these books are perfect for guided reading and for encouraging... more...

  • Schützenhilfeby Gabriel Anwander; Anna Sommer

    Limmat Verlag 2013; US$ 24.99

    Am Stadtrand von Bern sitzt Anwalt Schild beim Essen. Just als seine Frau in die Küche geht, tritt jemand aus dem Garten ins Haus, erschiesst ihn und verschwindet wieder. Sein aktueller Mandant, den er verteidigen sollte, war ein Finanzbetrüger, der sich nach Lipari abgesetzt hatte. Der Expolizist Alexander Bergmann hält sich mit Schnüffelarbeiten... more...

  • Fairy Taleby Andrew Teverson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It: explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as a literary... more...

  • Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradburyby William F. Touponce

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    This is a comparative study of modernity in the works of Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury, noted writers of fantastic fiction. The books examines how these authors addressed modernity by creating short stories that were in some sense "nostalgic" for a lost time or imaginary culture that they called home. more...

  • Writing Thrillersby Michael Newton

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.09

    In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won?t let them go. You?ll learn how to craft heroes and villains that are both believable and original and ground them in situations that push them to the limits of physical, emotional, and... more...

  • The Gothic Worldby Glennis Byron; Dale Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories... more...

  • Horror and the Holyby Kirk Schneider

    Open Court 2013; US$ 21.99

    Dr. Schneider draws upon a detailed and telling analysis of eleven well-known horror stories: Dracula , Frankenstein , The Phantom of the Opera , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Invisible Man , The Incredible Shrinking Man , Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , The Birds , Forbidden Planet , Vertigo , and Alien . He finds that a spiritual understanding... more...

  • Science Fiction and Speculative Fictionby P. L. Thomas

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    Why did Kurt Vonnegut shun being labeled a writer of science fiction (SF)? How did Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin find themselves in a public argument about the nature of SF? This volume explores the broad category of SF as a genre, as one that challenges readers, viewers, teachers, and scholars, and then as one that is often itself challenged... more...

  • Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Cultureby Justin D. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links between technologies and the proliferation of the Gothic... more...

  • 'A New Type of History'by Beverley Southgate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Linking fiction with history and historical theory, 'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists ? Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Penelope Lively, and James Hamilton-Paterson ? who have criticized scientifically based... more...