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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 Continued: An Annotated Guide to Sequelsby Hope Apple; Merle Jacob

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 87.95

    Keeping track of prolific authors who write fiction series was quite challenging for even the most ardent fan until To Be Continued debuted 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...

  • Handbuch für Detektiveby Jedediah Berry; Judith Schwaab

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 16.51

    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...

  • The Myth of the Picaroby Alexander Blackburn

    The University of North Carolina Press 1979; US$ 29.99

    Myth of the Picaro: Continuity and Transformation in the Picaresque Novel, 1554-1954 more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literatureby M. Keith Booker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.... more...