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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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Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead
Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead
by David Murphy
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So, you've been bitten by a zombie? Bummer. But there's no need to panic Yes, your life will be undergoing a major transformation, but this doesn't have to be the end-all it once was when the Disaster first hit. There have been significant breakthroughs... (read more)

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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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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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The Monster Hunter's Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Mankind from Vampires, Zombies, Hellhounds, and Other Mythical Beasts
The Monster Hunter's Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Mankind from Vampires, Zombies, Hellhounds, and Other Mythical Beasts
by Ibrahim Amin
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This incomparable and fully illustrated compendium reintroduces the ancient art of monster hunting to a whole new generation of intrepid warriors. This fascinating, eye-popping, one-of-a-kind handbook instructs readers in the background of each creature... (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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The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery of Fiction Magazine Art
The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery of Fiction Magazine Art
by Frank M Robinson
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Phantom creatures, alien encounters, grizzled heroes, and maidens in distress were the staples of the golden age of pulp art. These colorful characters are the stars of this exciting visual tour of a once-thriving popular art form. Divided into four... (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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and#160;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... (read more)

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World-Building
World-Building
by Stephen Gillett
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This exciting series is designed to give SF writers the solid grounding they need in real science to make their fictions read like fact.... (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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In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
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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Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies #43: Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s
Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies #43: Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s
by Andrew M. Butler
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Science fiction produced in the 1970s has long been undervalued, dismissed by Bruce Sterling as "confused, self-involved, and stale". The New Wave was all but over and Cyberpunk had yet to arrive. The decade polarised sf - on the one hand it aspired to... (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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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols
by Michael P Spradlin
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The snow is falling, the holidays are approaching and…Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies! This delightfully depraved book of classic Zombie Christmas carols by Michael P. Spradlin is guaranteed to spread Yuletide cheer to all those good boys... (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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Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers of the 1940s Through 1960s
Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Producers, and Writers of the 1940s Through 1960s
by Tom Weaver
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Of interest to scholars and fanatics, of course, but also to anyone who has watched a terrible science-fiction or horror movie and wondered how they could do it with a straight face. Richard Matheson, Janet Leigh, and Kim Hunter are among the 28 who... (read more)

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Coordinates: Placing Science Fiction & Fantasy
Coordinates: Placing Science Fiction & Fantasy
by George Slusser
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These thirteen original essays were written specifically for the Third J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, held February 21–22, 1981, at the University of California, Riverside. Leslie Fiedler sets the tone of... (read more)

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Uranian Worlds: A Guide to Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Uranian Worlds: A Guide to Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
by Eric Paleo Garber
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This reference has been updated and expanded to include some 100 new listings, and the addition of films and videos. It gives detailed annotations that document the representation of alternative sexuality in novels and stories as well as films... (read more)

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