Hardbound. Inaugural volume in the Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts series. This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day.
SIGNED. Hardbound. Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, best-selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as the hilarious middle-grade series the Hamlet Chronicles.
Out-of-Print Hardbound edition. Here are nine devilishly twisted fairy tales as the Brothers Grimm never dared to tell them. With her brilliantly macabre pen, Tanith Lee retells some familiar tales, and concocts some new and unusual ones, as she asks us to consider the possibility that things may not work as our fairy tales have them...
Hardbound. SIGNED by author Orson Scott Card! First Meetings: in the Enderverse. Four Outstanding Novellas, One Brand-New to this collection. Includes the Original "Ender's Game", illustrated by Craig Phillips.
Hardbound. Neil Gaiman is most widely known for his graphic novels, short stories, and -now- his most recent novel American Gods (w/c you ought to have bought and read). Adventures in the Dream Trade shows other sides of the writer.
Hardbound. Louise Glück is the author of eleven books of poems and a collection of essays. Her many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
SIGNED by Alice Sebold. Highly collectible, her first fiction book. In the hands of a brilliant new novelist, and through the eyes of her winning young heroine, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful, touching, even funny novel about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.
Hardbound, signed. To read Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses is to dive headlong into a sensuous feast. These delightful, inspired essays on the five senses- smell, touch, vision, hearing, taste- mixbiology, psychology, history, anthropology, and poetry into voluptuous prose.
Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.