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The Secret War
The Secret War
by M F W Curran
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For thousands of years a secret war has been fought between Heaven and Hell. Daemons and angels, vampires and knights clash for the future of mankind, and as the two sides wage war across the world, innocent people are caught up in the conflict—men... (read more)

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Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance #41: Contours of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance #41: Contours of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
by Michele K Langford
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Addressing the world of the imaginary, the dream, the uncanny, the paranormal, and all forms of speculative fiction, Contours of the Fantastic is a collection of twenty-two essays that were originally presented at the Eighth International Conference on... (read more)

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Fantasy the Definitive Illustrated Guide
Fantasy the Definitive Illustrated Guide
by David Pringle
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The field of fantasy itself is every bit as extensive and fascinating as any of the fictional universes it contains. Including a huge breadth of information covering every aspect of the genre 'Fantasy' provides an invaluable glimpse into other realms... (read more)

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Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television
by Joseph Nazzaro
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What's it like putting words in Buffy's mouth? How do you go about inventing your own X-File, or coming up with a mission for the crew of the Enterprise?And most importantly, how do you get into the business, so you can leave being a mere fan behind, and... (read more)

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The Science of Aliens
The Science of Aliens
by Clifford A Pickover
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If extraterrestrials ever landed on Earth, they would find us extremely strange. Their first intimation of our existence might well be a Super Bowl broadcast or a stray transmission from the Playboy channel. But, of course, they might seem equally... (read more)

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Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into the Future of Technology
Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into the Future of Technology
by James H. Carrott and Brian David Johnson
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What would today's technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That's the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and driven by gears. In this book, futurist Brian... (read more)

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Charlemagne and the Paladins (Myths and Legends)
Charlemagne and the Paladins (Myths and Legends)
by Julia Cresswell
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Julia Cresswell is a writer and tutor specializing in the medieval world, mythology and the history of the English Language. She is the author of over a dozen books, and lives in Oxford where she tutors regularly for the Oxford University Department of... (read more)

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The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula
The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula
by Eric Nuzum
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The undead are everywhere. Theyre not just in movies and books, but in commercials, fetish clubs, and even in your breakfast cereal. Bloodsuckers have become some of the most recognizable bad guys in the modern world, and Eric Nuzum wanted to find out... (read more)

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Borderlands of Science
Borderlands of Science
by Charles Sheffield
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WELCOME TO THE FARTHEST FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE.... Present-day science, as Carl Sagan observed, is more like science fiction than most science fiction. Where does the dividing line lie today? Charles Sheffield, an internationally respected scientist and... (read more)

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The Living and the Undead: Slaying Vampires, Exterminating Zombies
The Living and the Undead: Slaying Vampires, Exterminating Zombies
by Gregory A Waller
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 With a legacy stretching back into legend and folklore, the vampire in all its guises haunts the film and fiction of the twentieth century and remains the most enduring of all the monstrous threats that roam the landscapes of horror. In The Living... (read more)

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The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center (Year's Work: Studies in Fan Culture and Cultural Theory)
The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center (Year's Work: Studies in Fan Culture and Cultural Theory)
by Edward P. Comentale
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They have stalked the horizons of our culture, wreaked havoc on moribund concepts of dead and not dead, threatened our sense of identity, and endangered our personal safety. Now zombies have emerged from the lurking shadows of society's fringes to... (read more)

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Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More form 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop
Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More form 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop
by Kate Wilhelm
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“Wilhelm really knows students and knows how to teach them to craft a professional story.”—The Oregonian Part memoir, part writing manual, Storyteller is an affectionate account of how the Clarion Writers’ Workshop began, what... (read more)

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Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010
Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010
by Damien Broderick
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Inspired by David Pringle's landmark 1985 work Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, this volume supplements the earlier selection with the present authors' choices for the best English-language science fiction novels during the past quarter century... (read more)

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The craft of writing science fiction that sells
The craft of writing science fiction that sells
by Ben Bova
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Guides writers step by step through the major elements of SF storytelling, showing how to construct strong, editor-attracting stories and novels.... (read more)

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Aliens, Robots, and Spaceships
Aliens, Robots, and Spaceships
by Jeff Rovin
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This action-packed reference of science fiction characters and creations details not only the famous but also the lesser known.... (read more)

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The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy
The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy
by David R Loy
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Many books are called groundbreaking, but this one is truly unique and sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in fantasy literature. It employs a Buddhist perspective to appreciate some of the major works of modern fantasy--and uses modern fantasy... (read more)

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Zombies: The Complete Guide to the World of the Living Dead
Zombies: The Complete Guide to the World of the Living Dead
by Zachary Graves
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Inspired by horror films of the past, such as George Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead, zombies have come lurching back into the forefront of the public imagination with books such as the Jane Austen parody  Pride, Prejudice and... (read more)

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Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains
Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains
by David L Ferro
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The prevalence of science fiction readership among those who create and program computers is so well-known that it has become a cliche, but the phenomenon has remained largely unexplored by scholars. What role has science fiction played in the actual... (read more)

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Masters of SF: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame
Masters of SF: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame
by W Fraser Sandercombe
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Presenting an exhaustive bibliography and filmography, this encyclopedic reference offers the most comprehensive review of the members of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Each author, artist, editor, and filmmaker is featured with a complete listing of... (read more)

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The Government Manual for New Wizards
The Government Manual for New Wizards
by Matthew Davi Brozik
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The comedic duo behind The Government Manual for New Superheroes is back, and this time they've brought their magic wands and enchanted artifacts. The Government Manual for New Wizards is a hilarious, mock-official handbook for wannabe witches and... (read more)

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