Probably Monsters

Author: Ray Cluley

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 1771483350

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 4289

Dark, weird, literary horror stories—quintessential ChiZine material. This title comes from a little girl called Isabella who discovered a hole in the carpet and promptly asked how it got there. Ray didn’t know. So she produced her own answer, delivered with the straight simplicity only childhood allows: “Probably monsters.” This book answers similarly. Sometimes the monsters are bloodsucking fiends with fleshy wings or shambling dead things that won’t rest. Other times they’re creatures red in tooth and claw. And sometimes they’re people, people like me and you and sometimes they’re things these people are scared of or don’t understand, things that make us howl in the darkness, often hoping no one hears. Despite what our parents may have told us, there are such things as monsters. Lots of them. We discover that quickly, growing up.

Angels & Exiles

Author: Yves Meynard

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 1771483091

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5600

Yves’ first English-language story collection, including reprints and some original fiction—literary fantasy and SF. He has been published widely in genre magazines in both languages. With an introduction from Jo Walton.

The Yellow Wood

Author: Melanie Tem

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 1771483156

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4396

For Alexandra Kove, the path of her life took her far from the claustrophobic forest where her father raised her. She believed that she had to escape, that her only road was away from the family and circumstances of her birth. Now, her road has turned back, converged with the paths of the family she thought was safely in her past.

The Dead Hamlets

Book Two of the Book of Cross

Author: Peter Roman

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 1771483172

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5877

Book two in the “Book of Cross” series. Something is rotten in the court of the faerie queen. A deadly spirit is killing off the faerie, and it has mysterious ties to Shakespeare’s play, HAMLET. The only one who can stop it is the immortal Cross, a charming rogue who also happens to be a drunk, a thief, and an angel killer. He is no friend of the faerie since they stole his daughter and made her one of their own. When it appears she may be the next victim of the haunting, though, he must race against time to save her. He encounters an eccentric and deadly cast of characters along the way: the real Witches of Macbeth, the undead playwright/demon hunter Christopher Marlowe, an eerie Alice from the Alice in Wonderland books, a deranged and magical scholar—and a very supernatural William Shakespeare. When Cross discovers a startling secret about the origins of HAMLET itself, he finds himself trapped in a ghost story even he may not be able to escape alive.

Imaginarium 3

The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

Author: Sandra Kasturi,Helen Marshall

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 1771482001

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1937

IMAGINARIUM 3: THE BEST CANADIAN SPECULATIVE WRITING is a reprint anthology collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work published by Canadian writers in the 2013 calendar year.

A Rain of Darts

The Mexica Aztecs

Author: Burr Cartwright Brundage

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 354

View: 9144

Examines the achievements and shortcomings of the eleven Mexica reigns that preceded the Spanish Conquest

The Big Book of Knitted Monsters

Mischievous, Lovable Toys

Author: Rebecca Danger

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604681349

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 7497

They're hiding under the bed. And in the closet. And anywhere else you've stashed yarn. They're friendly little monsters, and they're ready to come out and play! Popular designer Rebecca Danger presents 20 patterns for the most adorable monsters ever to climb off a pair of knitting needles. All are shown in two colorways, and most are done in two yarn weights, to help you pick the perfect yarn to suit your monster's personality.

30 tales to give you goosebumps

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439689489

Category: Children's stories, American

Page: 391

View: 6169

A collection of tales featuring such terrors as an evil baby sister, a remote control that can control more than just the television set, and a boarding school that is turning kids into robots.


The Miracleman Companion

Author: George Khoury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905115

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 143

View: 1288

Cinema and fiction

new modes of adapting, 1950-1990

Author: John Orr,Colin Nicholson

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

View: 8342

Eros and Anteros

the medical traditions of love in the Renaissance

Author: Donald Beecher,Massimo Ciavolella

Publisher: N.A


Category: European literature Renaissance, 1450-1600 History and criticism

Page: 231

View: 1662

Lovecraft's Monsters

Author: Neil Gaiman,Joe R. Lansdale,Caitlín R Kiernan,Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961600

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8896

Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more—appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters' unique visage. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award–winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible). Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey...if you dare.

Blessings in Disguise

Author: Alec Guinness

Publisher: New York : Knopf


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 5547

The actor's account of his youth, training, stage and film career, family, and beliefs is interspersed with portraits of friends and fellow actors

Roderick Roach

Author: Vinicio Murillo

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625160186

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

View: 5233

Roderick Roach is an average student at a very unique school: the Wentworth Academy for Children with Special Abilities. Founded as an exclusive school for children with super powers, the Wentworth Academy is located deep in a remote mountain range to hide it from the public. Roderick has the gift of invisibility. His best friend is the world-famous and very popular Ezra Stone, who can manipulate fire. One day Ezra saves the school from a terrible creature and becomes a hero. After this Roderick is cast out of his friend's spotlight and known only around the school as simply, "Ezra's friend." Suddenly, Roderick gets the chance of a lifetime: while the school is under attack from a deadly dragon, he has the chance to kill it with a legendary sword that he finds by chance. Ezra is unable to respond, the professors are terrified, and only Roderick's true friends can help him. Does he have what it takes to defeat a monster as large as a mountain and save the school? About the Author: Vinicio Murillo was born in Santa Ana, California. He is currently a student at the California State University at Fullerton. Mr. Murillo is a lifelong writer; in his free time he draws and plays music in an ensemble. Roderick Roach is the author's first published book, and is the first novel in a trilogy currently in work. Publisher's website: http: //

Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved Mysteries

Author: Joseph A. Citro

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547527322

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 9296

Take a chilling tour of spooky New England legends . . . Visit Vermont with this comprehensive collection of tales, legends, folklore, ghost stories, and strange-but-true facts—and enjoy supernatural side trips to the surrounding areas of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Quebec—with this delightful guide to the region’s haunted history. From Chittenden’s Ghost Shop to the Hubbardton Horror to the Mystery of the Bennington Triangle, Green Mountain Ghosts is filled with local lore and characters more colorful than any fall foliage!

Metallica: This Monster Lives

The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster

Author: Joe Berlinger,Greg Milner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466866969

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 7689

Metallica is one of the most successful hard-rock bands of all time, having sold more than ninety million albums worldwide. Receiving unique, unfettered access, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky followed Metallica over two and a half years as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges that threatened to destroy the bands just as they returned to the studio to record their first album in four years. While the documentary itself provides an insider's view of Metallica, the two and a half years of production (and more than 1,600 hours of footage) garnered far more than can be expressed in a two-hour film. Berlinger's book about the experience reveals the stories behind the film, capturing the energy, uncertainty, and ultimate triumph of both the filming and Metallica's bid for survival. It weaves the on-screen stories together with what happened off-screen, offering intimate details of the band's struggle amidst personnel changes, addiction, and controversy. In part because Berlinger was one of the only witnesses to the intensive group-therapy sessions and numerous band meetings, his account of his experience filming the band is the most honest and deeply probing book about Metallica - or any rock band - ever written. This is the book both Metallica and film fans have dreamed of - a stark and honest look at one of rock's most important bands through the eyes of the most provocative documentary filmmakers working today.

The Rope

An Anna Pigeon Novel

Author: Nevada Barr

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429951133

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2109

Anna Pigeon's first case—this is the story her fans have been clamoring for...this is where it all starts. In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr's bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on—her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph. For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr's captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all starts.

Monsters of the Earth

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429948841

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6909

Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, a fantasy analog of ancient Rome, is rusticating at his villa. When Saxa's son Varus accompanies Corylus on a visit to the household of his father, Crispus, a retired military commander, Saxa graciously joins the party with his young wife Hedia, daughter Alphena, and a large entourage of his servants, making it a major social triumph for Crispus. But on the way to the event, something goes amiss. Varus, who has been the conduit for supernatural visions before, experiences another: giant crystalline worms devouring the entire world. Soon the major characters are each involved in supernatural events caused by a struggle between two powerful magicians, both mentored by the deceased poet and mage Vergil, one of whom wants to destroy the world and the other who wishes to stop him. But which is which? There is a complex web of human and supernatural deceit to be unraveled. Monsters of the Earth, the new novel in David Drake's ongoing chronicles of Carce, The Books of the Elements, is a gripping and intricate work of fantasy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hope for Animals and Their World

How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink

Author: Jane Goodall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446543381

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 6548

At a time when animal species are becoming extinct on every continent and we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, Jane Goodall, one of the world's most renowned scientists, brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom. With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, Goodall-along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard-shares fascinating survival stories about the American Crocodile, the California Condor, the Black-Footed Ferret, and more; all formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated. Interweaving her own first-hand experiences in the field with the compelling research of premier scientists, Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of these beloved species. At once a celebration of the animal kingdom and a passionate call to arms, HOPE FOR ANIMALS THEIR WORLD presents an uplifting, hopeful message for the future of animal-human coexistence.