A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 0062363255
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Head Full of Ghosts Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist. The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 1785653687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Head Full of Ghosts Book Excerpt:

The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

Growing Things and Other Stories

Growing Things and Other Stories
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 0062679147
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Things and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Bram Stoker Award "One of the best collections of the 21st century." — Stephen King A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. A masterful anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction, Growing Things is an exciting glimpse into Paul Tremblay’s fantastically fertile imagination. In “The Teacher,” a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates’ lives. Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one-by-one, as they speed away from the crime scene in “The Getaway.” In “Swim Wants to Know If It’s as Bad as Swim Thinks,” a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster . . . or not. Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblay’s previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella “Notes from the Dog Walkers” deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. “The Thirteenth Temple” follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts—Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, “Growing Things,” a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full. From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, Tremblay illuminates our primal fears and darkest dreams in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds.

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature
Author: Kevin Corstorphine,Laura R. Kremmel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN: 3319974068
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature Book Excerpt:

This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that can be seen in horror, and ways of understanding horror through literary and cultural theory, the text analyses why horror is so compelling, and how we should interpret its presence in literature. Chapters explore historical horror aspects including ancient mythology, medieval writing, drama, chapbooks, the Gothic novel, and literary Modernism and trace themes such as vampires, children and animals in horror, deep dark forests, labyrinths, disability, and imperialism. Considering horror via postmodern theory, evolutionary psychology, postcolonial theory, and New Materialism, this handbook investigates issues of gender and sexuality, race, censorship and morality, environmental studies, and literary versus popular fiction.

The Cabin at the End of the World

The Cabin at the End of the World
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 0062679120
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cabin at the End of the World Book Excerpt:

Paul Tremblay’s terrifying twist to the home invasion novel—inspiration for the upcoming major motion picture from Universal Pictures “Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.” — Stephen King Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen, but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault.” Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.” Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

Dark Forces at Work

Dark Forces at Work
Author: Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 1498588565
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Forces at Work Book Excerpt:

Dark Forces at Work examines the role of race, class, gender, religion, and the economy as they are portrayed in, and help construct, horror narratives across a range of films and eras. These larger social forces not only create the context for our cinematic horrors, but serve as connective tissue between fantasy and lived reality, as well. While several of the essays focus on “name” horror films such as IT, Get Out, Hellraiser, and Don’t Breathe, the collection also features essays focused on horror films produced in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and on American classic thrillers such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Key social issues addressed include the war on terror, poverty, the housing crisis, and the Time’s Up movement. The volume grounds its analysis in the films, rather than theory, in order to explore the ways in which institutions, identities, and ideologies work within the horror genre.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition
Author: Neal Wyatt,Joyce G. Saricks
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 083891781X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Disappearance at Devil s Rock

Disappearance at Devil s Rock
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 9780062363275
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disappearance at Devil s Rock Book Excerpt:

A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts. “A Head Full of Ghosts scared the living hell out of me, and I’m pretty hard to scare,” raved Stephen King about Paul Tremblay’s previous novel. Now, Tremblay returns with another disturbing tale sure to unsettle readers. Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. The search isn’t yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy’s disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration: the local and state police have uncovered no leads. Josh and Luis, the friends who were the last to see Tommy before he vanished, may not be telling the whole truth about that night in Borderland State Park, when they were supposedly hanging out a landmark the local teens have renamed Devil’s Rock. Living in an all-too-real nightmare, riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. She believes a ghostly shadow of Tommy materializes in her bedroom, while Kate and other local residents claim to see a shadow peering through their windows in the dead of night. Then, random pages torn from Tommy’s journal begin to mysteriously appear—entries that reveal an introverted teenager obsessed with the phantasmagoric; the loss of his father, killed in a drunk-driving accident a decade earlier; a folktale involving the devil and the woods of Borderland; and a horrific incident that Tommy believed connects them. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night and Tommy’s disappearance at Devil’s Rock.

SSC CHSL GK Previous Papers 50 Papers General Awareness Setwise

SSC CHSL GK Previous Papers   50 Papers   General Awareness Setwise
Author: Mocktime Publication
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SSC CHSL GK Previous Papers 50 Papers General Awareness Setwise Book Excerpt:

SSC CHSL Previous Papers - 50 Papers - General Awareness Setwise Keywords: Ssc CHSL Books, Ssc CHSL Admit Card , Ssc CHSL Syllabus, Ssc CHSL Notification, Ssc CHSL Exam date, Ssc CHSL Recruitment, Ssc CHSL Salary, Ssc CHSL Eligibility, SSC reasoning ability Previous papers, Ssc quantitative aptitude Previous papers, Ssc mathematics Previous papers, Ssc English language Previous papers, Lucent gk Previous papers, General english Previous papers, General math Previous papers,

SSC CGL Previous Papers General Awareness 140 Sets

SSC CGL Previous Papers   General Awareness 140 Sets
Author: Mocktime Publication
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SSC CGL Previous Papers General Awareness 140 Sets Book Excerpt:

SSC CGL Previous Papers - General Awareness 140 Sets Keywords: SSC Cgl solved previous papers, ssc cgl books free, ssc cgl mathematics, ssc cgl quantitative aptitute, ssc cgl english, ssc cgl reasoning, ssc cgl gk general knowledge

The Pallbearers Club

The Pallbearers Club
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2022-07-19
ISBN: 0063308088
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pallbearers Club Book Excerpt:

“Paul Tremblay delivers another mind-bending horror novel . . . The Pallbearers Club is a welcome casket of chills to shoulder.” – Washington Post “Uncertainty is Tremblay’s stock-in-trade. Over the last decade, he has grown from hot new thing to horror icon without compromising on his uniquely inexplicable nightmares.” – Esquire “[A] deliciously confusing thriller.” – Weekend Edition (NPR) A cleverly voiced psychological thriller from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song. What if the coolest girl you’ve ever met decided to be your friend? Art Barbara was so not cool. He was a seventeen-year-old high school loner in the late 1980s who listened to hair metal, had to wear a monstrous back-brace at night for his scoliosis, and started an extracurricular club for volunteer pallbearers at poorly attended funerals. But his new friend thought the Pallbearers Club was cool. And she brought along her Polaroid camera to take pictures of the corpses. Okay, that part was a little weird. So was her obsessive knowledge of a notorious bit of New England folklore that involved digging up the dead. And there were other strange things – terrifying things – that happened when she was around, usually at night. But she was his friend, so it was okay, right? Decades later, Art tries to make sense of it all by writing The Pallbearers Club: A Memoir. But somehow this friend got her hands on the manuscript and, well, she has some issues with it. And now she’s making cuts. Seamlessly blurring the lines between fiction and memory, the supernatural and the mundane, The Pallbearers Club is an immersive, suspenseful portrait of an unusual and disconcerting relationship.

Survivor Song

Survivor Song
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 006267918X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survivor Song Book Excerpt:

A propulsive and chillingly prescient novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award–winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. “Absolutely riveting.” — Stephen King In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering. Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child. Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink. Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.

Disappearance at Devil s Rock

Disappearance at Devil s Rock
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-06-27
ISBN: 9780063312470
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disappearance at Devil s Rock Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of The Pallbearers Club, A Head Full of Ghosts, and The Cabin at the End of the World, a gripping novel in which the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy is only the beginning of unimaginable terrors. "An atmospheric, gut-twisting descent." --NPR Late one night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace. The search isn't yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy's disappearance. Their feelings of helplessness and sorrow are compounded by anger and frustration: the police have uncovered no leads. The two friends who were with Tommy before he vanished may not be telling the whole truth about that night in Borderland State Park, when they were hanging out at a landmark the local teens have renamed Devil's Rock. Living in an all-too-real nightmare, Elizabeth is unprepared for the strange events that follow. She believes she sees Tommy's ghost in her bedroom, while Kate and other residents claim to see a figure peering through their windows at night. Random pages torn from Tommy's journal begin to mysteriously appear--entries that reveal an introverted teenager obsessed with the phantasmagoric; the loss of his father, killed in a drunk-driving accident a decade earlier; a folktale involving the devil and the Borderland woods; and a horrific incident that Tommy believed connects them all. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about Tommy's disappearance at Devil's Rock.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fourth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirty Fourth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN: 1250119251
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fourth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Tenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Tenth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 593
Release: 1993-06-15
ISBN: 1466829494
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Tenth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

With stories about consciousness and conscience, about heroes and horrors, this volume offers up two dozen dazzling stories from some of science fiction's greatest writers, including: Neal Barret, Jr., Terry Bisson, Pat Cadigan, Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Bradley Denton, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Lukas Jaeger, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. McLeod, Tom Maddox, Maureen F. McHugh, Ian McDonald, Frederik Pohl, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Ian Watson, Kate Wilhelm, Connie Willis. Rounded out by a list of Honourable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's annual summation of the year in science fiction, this anthology is the single best guide available to the best possible tomorrows and alternate yesterdays of the past year.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Eighth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1991-06-15
ISBN: 1466829478
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a reality-defining story, while Joe Haldeman's "The Hemmingway Hoax" embarks from our world on a time-defying trip through other possibilities. Kate Wilhelm, Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, and John Brunner demonstrate too with their stories why they remain among the most popular science fiction writers of all time. With the closing of a decade and cyberpunk virtually becoming reality, many of the leading writers of the eighties have begun to bring new insight and vision to their fiction: Bruce Sterling examines a classic clash of cultures in "We See Things Differently," and James Patrick Kelly's "Mr. Boy" presents a hard-edged story about the guts of growing up. Lewis Shiner's "White City" and Connie Willis's "Cibola" both seek peace--of sorts--amid spectacle, and works by Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier, Pat Murphy, and John Kessel also dazzle and amaze. Among the many other stories in this volume are powerhouse piece by Terry Bisson, Molly Gloss, Ian McDonald, Charles Sheffield, Alexander Jablokov, and Dafydd ab Hugh, as well as towering new mindscapes from young talents such as Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. MacLeod, Greg Egan and Ted Chiang. A wonderful tour through possible, probable, and virtual realities, The Year's Best Science Fiction is an ideal assemblage of the year's short fiction. This volume is essential to anyone who reads sf. "A virtually indispensable series."--Kirkus Reviews

The Year s Best Science Fiction Sixth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Sixth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1989-05-15
ISBN: 1466829451
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Sixth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

This year's edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction demonstrates once again why the anthology received the 1988 Locus Award for the best anthology in the field. Gardner Dozois presents the finest writing of the year, from both new writers and old favorites, including Walter Jon Williams, James Patrick Kelly, Brian Stableford, Steven Gould, Harry Turtledove, Eileen Gunn, Nancy Kress, Mike Resnick, Bruce McAllister, Connie Willis, Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Bruce Sterling, Robert Silverberg, George Alec Effinger, Howard Waldrop, Kim Stanley Robinson, James Lawson, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Stephen Kraus, Pat Cadigan, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, D. Alexander Smith, Kathe Koja, Kim Newman, Lucius Shepard. Encompassing the entire genre, this year's edition once again brings you the best science fiction stories available anywhere. "Dozois's best-of-the-year collection has become a landmark of the genre."--Publishers Weekly

The Year s Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Seventeenth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2000-08-12
ISBN: 031227162X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as: "The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side. "Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such? "Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future. "A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered. The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Eighteenth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2001-08-18
ISBN: 0312703724
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Fifth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1988-05-15
ISBN: 1466829931
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

This new volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Pat Murphy, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Kate Wilhelm, Alexander Jablokov, Walter Job Williams, Paul J. McAuley, Neal Barrett, Jr., Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Octavia E. Butler, Howard Waldrop, Pat Cadigan, Lucius Shepard, Karen Joy Fowler, Joseph Manzione, Ian Watson, Susan Palwick, Michael Flynn, Dean Whitlock, R. Garcia y Robertson, Gene Wolfe, Michael McDowell, Orson Scott Card, Michael Bishop, Kim Stanley Robinson. More than ever, this anthology truly is the best science fiction of the year--the one volume no SF fan can be without.