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  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... 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...

  • 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...

  • To Be Continuedby Hope Apple; Merle L. Jacob

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 123.00

    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... more...

  • Parabolas of Science Fictionby Brian Attebery; Veronica Hollinger

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    Essays about the inherently collaborative nature of science fiction more...

  • Beyond Bondby WESLEY BRITTON; BETTY BRITTON

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    At a time when the methods and purposes of intelligence agencies are under a great deal of scrutiny, author Wesley Britton offers an unprecedented look at their fictional counterparts. In Beyond Bond: Spies in Film and Fiction, Britton traces the history of espionage in literature, film, and other media, demonstrating how the spy stories of the 1840s... more...

  • Handbuch für Detektiveby Jedediah Berry; Judith Schwaab

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 17.65

    Charles Unwin plagt sich als kleiner Angestellter in einer weit verzweigten Detektivagentur ab, deren labyrinthisches Gebäude in einer Stadt aufragt, in der es immer zu regnen scheint. Als der berühmteste Detektiv der Agentur plötzlich vermisst wird, macht man Unwin selbst zum Detektiv, und er muss sich nun um die Aufklärung des Verbrechens kümmern.... more...

  • Gothic-postmodernismby Maria Beville

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 61.60

    Being the first to outline the literary genre, Gothic-postmodernism, this book articulates the psychological and philosophical implications of terror in postmodernist literature, analogous to the terror of the Gothic novel, uncovering the significance of postmodern recurrences of the Gothic, and identifying new historical and philosophical aspects... more...

  • The Tale of Terrorby Edith Birkhead

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. more...

  • Nains de jardinby Jacques-Étienne Bovard

    Bernard Campiche Editeur 2013; US$ 10.99

    Cela, on ne l'avait pas vu depuis longtemps. Depuis ces pages qui vous restent en troublante mémoire. Et qui sont par exemple ces histoires de fonctionnaire chez Adolf Muschg, du laitier chez Peter Bichsel ou encore cette ironie particulière de Jean-Marc Lovay qui invente la vacuité des écrivains romands dans l'exil de ses Conférences aux antipodes... more...