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Hugo-winner Simmons (Olympos) brings the horrific trials and tribulations of arctic exploration vividly to life in this beautifully written historical, which injects a note of supernatural horror into the 1840s Franklin expedition and its doomed search for the Northwest Passage.
A manic, spicy romp through the kitchens, back alleys, dive bars, and drug deals of the country’s most sublimely ridiculous city, author Poppy Z. Brite masterfully shakes equal parts ambition, scandal, cocaine, and murder, and serves Liquor straight up, with a twist.
Now a major motion picture from Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the blockbuster Twilight series and the upcoming movie Insurgent, starring Academy Award Nominee John Malkovich, Nicholas Hoult, and Teresa Palmer and directed by Jonathan Levine.
Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Fantasy Masterworks is a library of some of the greatest, most original, and most influential fantasy ever written. These are the books which, along with Tolkien, Peake and others, shaped modern fantasy. "A roller-coaster ride through a world teeming with characters ranging from the grotesque to the fiendish: tremendous fun"- City Limits
A master literary stylist, John Crowley has carried readers to diverse and remarkable places in his award-winning, critically acclaimed novels -- from his classic fable, Little, Big, to his New York Times Notable Book, The Translator.
Edited by Stephen Jones. The zombie - a soulless corpse raised from the grave to do its master's bidding - may have had its factual basis in the voodoo ceremonies of the West Indies, but it is in fiction, movies, video games and comics that the walking dead have flourished. What makes a zombie?
Edited by Stephen Jones. For decades, H. P. Lovecraft's masterpiece of terror has inspired writers with its gripping account of a village whose inhabitants have surrendered to an ancient and hideous evil.
Hardbound. All in color; hundreds of illustrations, maps, diagrams. Do you know that a Gnome is seven times stronger than a human? Or that his sense of smell is nineteen times more acute? Or that Gnomes rub noses in both greeting and farewell? Or that Gnome couples always have twin children?
Out-of-Print. Hardbound. The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide series by Douglas Adams, complete and unabridged (Part 1 to 6). Portland House Publishing, leatherbound, gold gilted edges, ribbon satin marker.
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. 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. AMAZING HARD-TO-FIND True UK 1st edition. This is the very first omnibus edition published which features: The Northern Lights (US Title: The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The book shows the printing nos 1-10 indicating a first printing.
Hardbound 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by Neil Gaiman on the title page. This Extraordinary book is the only novel so far in the history of Speculative Fiction to Win the Hugo, Nebula, Stoker and Locus awards for Best Novel!
Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command.
Marvelously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions, with over eighty entries contributed by fifty-eight writers, including the editors themselves and Steve Aylett, Neil Gaiman, David Langford, China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, etc. It is illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches.
In his first new novel for adults since 2005's #1 New York Times bestselling Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman makes the impossible all too real in this bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, memory and magic.
To-die-for, all-hardbound-OUT-OF-PRINT! ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPLETE 6 out of 6 books Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling Dark Fairy Tales series. The *only complete set* available for sale on the Internet.