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The Zombie Survival Guide
The Zombie Survival Guide
by Max Brooks
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Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, "The Zombie Survival Guide"is one's key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking thestreets right now.... (read more)

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Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff Vandermeer
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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring... (read more)

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Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
by Daniel H. Wilson and Richard Horne
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If you are like me, the Roomba just does not cut it when what I expect is the domestic help of the robot maid featured on The Jetsons. In this highly entertaining look at futuristic inventions once envisioned, but never fully realized, Daniel Wilson... (read more)

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Cheek by Jowl
Cheek by Jowl
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Cheek by Jowl is a collection of talks and essays on how and why fantasy matters by Ursula K. Le Guin. In these essays, the author argues passionately that the homogenization of our world makes the work of fantasy essential for helping us break through... (read more)

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Wizards: From Merlin to Faust (Myths and Legends)
Wizards: From Merlin to Faust (Myths and Legends)
by David Mcintee
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David A. McIntee has written many tie-in novels in such franchises as Dr Who, Star Trek, Final Destination and Space 1999. He has also written comics adapting the work of Ray Harryhausen, William Shatner and John Saul. He has been a regular features... (read more)

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Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side
Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side
by Margot Adler
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"Vampires. Why do we care? In these pages you will find what is very simply, the most literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating answer to that question ever written." ─Whitley Strieber In a culture that does not do death particularly well... (read more)

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How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy Writer Shares
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy Writer Shares
by Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card shares his advice on how to break into this field, how to develop fantastic story ideas, and evolve fresh plots.... (read more)

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The Cyborg Handbook
The Cyborg Handbook
by Chris Hables Gray
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The Cyborg (short for cybernetic organism) is an entity that mixes the mechanic and the organic, for example people who have implanted pacemakers. The Cyborg Handbook is an initial look at cyborg society and at the range of cyborg technologies.... (read more)

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In Other Worlds (11 Edition)
In Other Worlds (11 Edition)
by Margaret Atwood
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At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This... (read more)

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The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
by Laura Miller
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The Magician's Book is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source... (read more)

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The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
by Rob Sacchetto
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“The Zombie Handbook is a must-have for anyone who wants to make it home alive.” —Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero A few years ago, building an acid pit and stocking skull-splitting machetes would have been seen as an... (read more)

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Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction
Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction
by Jeff Prucher
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The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic... (read more)

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Writer's Guide to Creating a Science Fiction Universe
Writer's Guide to Creating a Science Fiction Universe
by George Ochoa
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How-to-do-it reference shows SF writers how to use science to create plausible, imaginative and self-consistent worlds. Describes contemporary science, plus scientific conventions already established.... (read more)

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Voices of Vision: Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy Speak (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Voices of Vision: Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy Speak (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
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As the world around us becomes more fantastic, and science itself more surreal, the realms of science fiction and fantasy become correspondingly both more bizarre and more relevant. Voices of Vision offers a rare look into the inner workings of this... (read more)

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The Zombie Code: Keys to Unlocking Your Undead Destiny
The Zombie Code: Keys to Unlocking Your Undead Destiny
by Mark Raby
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Delving into a world where the living dead really do walk the earth, this exploration turns the myth of zombies into a frightening—and hilarious—reality. Whether in an alternate universe or 100 years into the future, this entertaining... (read more)

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V Is for Vampire: An Illustrated Alphabet of the Undead
V Is for Vampire: An Illustrated Alphabet of the Undead
by Adam Troy Castro
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A Is for Arterial Spray, B Is for Bedroom Window, C Is for Children of the Night . . . A humorous and wonderfully illustrated A-to-Z guide that takes us inside the world of bloodsuckers. Learn all about that violent nut Van Helsing, the art of undead... (read more)

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Vampire Haiku
Vampire Haiku
by Ryan Mecum
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You hold in your hands a recently discovered poetry journal—the poetry journal of a vampire. William Butten was en route to a new land on the Mayflower when he was turned into a vampire by a fellow passenger, a beautiful woman named Katherine. These... (read more)

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The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead
The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead
by Scott Kenemore
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For those who struggle out of bed each morning and sway lifelessly across the room, take heart. There are other perpetually drowsy folks out there--they just happen to be zombies. In this entertaining book, readers can learn the secrets to these zombies... (read more)

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The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature (Ray and Pat Browne Book)
The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature (Ray and Pat Browne Book)
by Brian J. Frost
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    In this fascinating book, Brian J. Frost presents the first full-scale survey of werewolf literature covering both fiction and nonfiction works. He identifies principal elements in the werewolf myth, considers various theories of... (read more)

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Vuckovic's Horror Miscellany
Vuckovic's Horror Miscellany
by Jovanka Vuckovic
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From Frankenstein and Dracula, to Night of the Living Dead and The Omen, this grisly grimoire conjures up ghouls, demons and all manner of things that go bump in the night. Crammed with endless facts, trivia and stories about every aspect of horror... (read more)

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