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Cockatrice Boys
Joan Aiken
0765342316
March 2002
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Book Review
The idea for this book might have come from National Enquirer: hideous demonic monsters invade England, laying it waste and devouring most of the inhabitants. Embargoed by the rest of the world, the English barricade themselves underground. After five years on the defensive, an armored, heavily-armed train is built to attack and, if possible, find the source of the plague: the Cockatrice Belle and her crack Cockatrice Corps crew. The train sets out for Manchester, and by chance it picks up Sauna, a young girl who embodies both cause and cure.

Joan Aiken's characters are evocatively Dickensian and strange--Sauna, Dakin, Clipspeak, Bellswinger, Tom Flint. This send-up of every other alien-invasion story is a quirky, inventive fantasy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this...



Nightscapes
Darrell Schweitzer
1587150603
Jan 2000
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Darkling
David Kesterton
0870540904
September 1982
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
The time is the distant future on a world convulsed with seasons of terror and death where strange beasts overrun the terrain and phantoms patrol the nighttime skies. Armed only with a bow and guided by a psychic aptitude for scanning life forms, Maradek is joined by a hermit plainsman and by a curious bestial anomaly who can communicate solely through telepathic subspeech. This epic fantasy novel is a masterpiece of clever and imaginative writing set in a world as interesting and memorable as the charecters. Great reading!


Nightscapes
Darrell Schweitzer
1587150611
Jan 2000
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The Ghost Pirates and Other Revenants of The Sea: Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson vol. 3
William Hope Hope Hodgson
189238941X
June 2005
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Book Description
The third of a five volume set collecting all of Hodgson's published fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction. Introduction by Jeremy Lassen The Ghost Pirates The Silent Ship: (aka The Phantom Ship, aka The Silent Ship Tells How Jessop Was Picked Up) Stories of the Sea: * A Tropical Horror * The Voice in the Night * The Shamraken' Homeward-Bounder (aka Homeward Bound) * Out of the Storm * Albatross, The * In the Wailing Gully * 'Prentices Mutiny * Real Thing: On the Bridge, The * Derelict, The * Island of the Crossbones, The * How the Honourable Billy Darrell Raided the Wind * The Stone Ship (aka the Mystery of the Ship in the Night) * The Trimming of Captain Dunkan * Regeneration of...


Gist Hunter and Other Stories
Matthew Hughes
1597800201
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
With three critically acclaimed novels, Hughes has made a name for himself as heir apparent to Jack Vance, for he exhibits a similar predilection for merging sly wit and sharply drawn characters in visions of a dying, far-future Earth. His stories often take place in a human-populated, interstellar dominion known as the Archonate, and all but four of the tales in his first collection of short stories are set in this politically charged realm. Six stories follow the adventures of Henghis Hapthorn, a brilliant "discriminator" for the Archonate Bureau of Security who in one outing investigates a sudden blight of ugliness that afflicts all adult males, including himself; another inquiry has him sorting through a long list of candidates for the murderer of a ruthless Old Earth magnate. Other stories feature Guth Bandar, the...


Great World and the Small
Darrell Schweitzer
1587153459
June 2001
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Book Description
A collection of stories by three-time World Fantasy Award finalist Darrell Schweitzer, as designed and illustrated by WFA winning artist Jason Van Hollander. The works show a wide range, from Arthurian fantasy to modern horror to humorous science fiction--and even include one of Schweitzer's popular "Tom O'Bedlam" stories.


Great World and the Small: More Tales of the Ominous and Magical
Darrell Schweitzer
158715210X
October 2001
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Book Description
A collection of stories by three-time World Fantasy Award finalist Darrell Schweitzer, as designed and illustrated by WFA winning artist Jason Van Hollander. The works show a wide range, from Arthurian fantasy to modern horror to humorous science fiction--and even include one of Schweitzer's popular "Tom O'Bedlam" stories.


Groping toward the Light: Poems for Midnight and After
Darrell Schweitzer
1587151081
October 2000
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Necromancies and Netherworlds: Uncanny Stories
Darrell Schweitzer
1880448653
August 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Darrell Schweitzer, author of The Mask of the Sorcerer and editor of Weird Tales collaborates with macabre artist-writer Jason Van Hollander on a series of remarkable fantasies, variously grotesque, horrific, ethereal, and darkly comic. Several of these form a cycle set in as-yet undiscovered countries where the common men have thrown down the gods and decadent nobles reach new heights of ecstasy and terror with the drug hanquil. You'll also encounter a wrenching yet romantic ghost story set in the American Southwest, an intimately personal tale of the Cthulhu Mythos and the lingering legacy of Dunwich; plus a dance of death; and a house haunted by the terror of eternal life. Here are all the stories Schweitzer and Van Hollander have written together, a unique blending which makes these two the most successful...


The Boats of the Glen Carrig and Other Nautical Adventures
William Hope Hodgson
1892389398
June 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" and Other Nautical Adventures: Being the First Volume of the Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson, edited by Jeremy Lassen, collects all the series sea fiction of this British fantasist, much of it long unavailable. As the 23 short stories show, Hodgson (1877-1918), best known for his novels of cosmic vision, could write quite successfully for the commercial magazine market of his day. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Volume one of the Hodgson's collected fiction starts the project well, for it contains much of his best work. Hodgson was a professional merchant mariner for much of his life until his death in World War I, and his career began during the last days of seafaring under sail and without radio. His...


Necromancies and Netherworlds: Uncanny Stories
Darrell Schweitzer
1880448661
August 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Darrell Schweitzer, author of The Mask of the Sorcerer and editor of Weird Tales collaborates with macabre artist-writer Jason Van Hollander on a series of remarkable fantasies, variously grotesque, horrific, ethereal, and darkly comic. Several of these form a cycle set in as-yet undiscovered countries where the common men have thrown down the gods and decadent nobles reach new heights of ecstasy and terror with the drug hanquil. You'll also encounter a wrenching yet romantic ghost story set in the American Southwest, an intimately personal tale of the Cthulhu Mythos and the lingering legacy of Dunwich; plus a dance of death; and a house haunted by the terror of eternal life. Here are all the stories Schweitzer and Van Hollander have written together, a unique blending which makes these two the most successful...


The Night Land and Other Romances: Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson vol. 4
William Hope Hope Hodgson
1892389428
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The fourth of a five volume set collecting all of Hodgson's published fiction. Each volume contains one of Hodgson's novels, along with a selection of thematically-linked short fiction. Introduction by Jeremy Lassen The Night Land # The Captain of the Onion Boat # Smugglers # The Girl with the Grey Eyes # Kind, Kind and Gentle Is She # A Timely Escape A Note On The Texts

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