The Dreaming Jewels

Author: Theodore Sturgeon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575110090

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 9243

This is the strange tale of Horty, a little boy who ran away from home and took refuge in the bizarre world of the carnival. With him went his favourite toy - an old jack-in-the-box whose jewelled eyes sparkled and shone, hypnotic in their brilliance. And among the freaks and oddities of the sideshows he found friends - 'jewel' people like him, who tried to protect him from the terrible secret of his existence .

Theodore Sturgeon SF Gateway Omnibus

The Dreaming Jewels, To Marry Medusa, Venus Plus X

Author: Theodore Sturgeon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202493

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 2482

From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic imagination of Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great names in science fiction. Highly acclaimed for his short fiction, Sturgeon is nevertheless best known for his 1953 novel, MORE THAN HUMAN, and for scripting the STAR TREK episode 'Amok Time', which introduced the Vulcan mating ritual, the pon farr. This omnibus contains three of his finest works: THE DREAMING JEWELS, TO MARRY MEDUSA and VENUS PLUS X.

Cristal qui songe

Les plus qu'humains

Author: Theodore Sturgeon

Publisher: adsaa

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 383

View: 2890

RESUME : Théodore Sturgeon est un des plus grands écrivains américains de l'étrange. Il est né en 1918 dans l'État de New York. Un rhumatisme articulaire l'obligea à une vie séden­taire et fut à l'origine de sa carrière d'écrivain. Ses deux romans : Les plus qu'humains et Cristal qui songe sont des chefs-d'œuvre incontestés du genre. Lorsqu'il est renvoyé de l'école, à l'âge de huit ans, cela fait déjà plusieurs années que Horty mange des fourmis en cachette. Fuyant alors la demeure de ses parents adoptifs qui le martyrisent, le gamin trouve refuge au sein d'un cirque ambulant où il devient le parte­naire de deux jeunes naines, Zena et Bunny. Mais les personnages les plus extra­ordinaires du cirque restent son féroce directeur, surnommé le Cannibale, et son étrange collection de cristaux : des cristaux qui peuvent gémir et semblent toujours plongés dans un rêve minéral.

Theodore Sturgeon

Author: Lahna F. Diskin

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0916732185

Category: Reference

Page: 72

View: 4015

Dr. Lahna F. Diskin examines the life and work of American science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon. Starmont Reader's Guides to Contemporary Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 7

The Jewels of Elsewhen

Author: Ted White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575117893

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3361

You are riding home from work on the subway. There is a jolt - and as you fall against your neighbour you discover - he is a manikin. You investigate. The entire train is filled with manikins. Are there no humans in this world...? You approach a door. There is only an opaque blackness on the other side. You are wary. You put through only one arm. It disappears completely. You are curious. You must find out what lies beyond. You walk through the door into the void...

Perfect Host

Author: Theodore Sturgeon

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556433603

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 7895

Perfect Host is the fifth volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, a highly acclaimed series that gathers together all of the work of one of the finest science fiction and fantasy short story writers of this century. The seventeen stories in this volume include such major works as 'Die Maestro Die ' and 'One Foot and the Grave'. Detailed story notes in the back of the book by series editor Paul Williams offer new information about the circumstances of the stories' publication.

Masterpieces

The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110120818X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6220

An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton

Evaporating Genres

Essays on Fantastic Literature

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571040

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 3735

In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.

Wolf in White Van

A Novel

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709661

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3363

Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.

Crown Jewels

Or, The Dream of an Empire

Author: Emma L. Moffett,Emma L. Moffett Wynne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 444

View: 1483


The Dream Encyclopedia

Author: James R Lewis,Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592712

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 6343

Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream-related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as self-healing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams. Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary—updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations—offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation. Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer's companion.

The Nail and the Oracle

Author: Theodore Sturgeon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575110066

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 858

This book contains ten major stories by the master of science fiction, fantasy, and horror written during the 1960s. The controversial "If All Men We re Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?" shows the author's technique of "ask the next question" used in a way that shatters social conventions. "When You Care, When You Love" offers a prescient vision of the marriage of deep obsessive love and genetic manipulation, written long before actual cloning techniques existed. "Runesmith" constitutes a rare example of Sturgeon collaborating with a legendary colleague, Harlan Ellison. Included also are two other rarities: two detective stories and a Western that showcase Sturgeon's knack for characterization and action outside his usual genre. "Take Care of Joey" has been read as an allusion to the complex personal relationship between Sturgeon and Ellison, while "It Was Nothing, Really!" hilariously skewers the mores of the military-industrial complex. As always, these stories demonstrate not only Sturgeon's brilliant wordplay but also his timeliness, with "Brown-shoes" and "The Nail and the Oracle" standing out as powerful commentaries on the use and abuse of power that might have been written yesterday.

Into the Dreaming (with bonus material)

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0345535235

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9155

Between the Highlander and Fever worlds lies a place beyond imagining. This new edition of the novella contains more than 100 pages of bonus material, including: • a deleted scene from Kiss of the Highlander • a proposal for a never-published romance • an alternate opening version of The Dark Highlander • a sneak peek at art from the upcoming graphic novel Fever Moon For the first time in hardcover, here is #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s novella Into the Dreaming, a tale of Highland fantasy, star-crossed lovers, and the timeless manipulation of the ancient, immortal Unseelie king. This is Moning at her romantic, funniest finest. Free him from his ice-borne hell . . . Stolen from his beloved home in the Highlands of Scotland, imprisoned in the Unseelie king’s dark, frosty kingdom, Aedan MacKinnon endured centuries of torture before becoming the icy, emotionless Vengeance, the dark king’s dispatcher of death and destruction in the mortal realm. And in his century you both may dwell . . . Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee has always believed that she was born in the wrong century, but she’s managed to make a decent enough life for herself—if only she could stop having those recurring dreams about a man too perfect to exist. In the Dreaming you have loved him . . . Haunted every night of her life by a devastatingly sexy Highlander who comes to her while she sleeps, Jane tries to write him out of her head and heart. As a child he protected her, as a woman he loves her. Now in the Waking you must save him . . . When an ancient tapestry bearing the likeness of her beloved Highlander arrives on her doorstep, Jane is whisked back in time to fifteenth-century Scotland, to the castle of Dun Haakon on the isle of Skye, where she is given one chance to save her dream lover . . . or lose him forever to the Unseelie king. Caught in a deadly game between the light and dark courts of the Fae, Jane must find a way through the ice to the heart of her Highander. But will the love of one mortal woman be enough to defeat such ancient and ruthless immortal enemies? From the Hardcover edition.

To Marry Medusa

Author: Theodore Sturgeon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575110112

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1675

It came from outer space . . . The Medusa, the intergalactic conqueror, a hive-like being with a consuming appetite to absorb all life in the universe. Now the Medusa had reached Earth. It had taken control of its first human being. Through him it would possess all his fellows. But there was one thing the Medusa had not reckoned on. One tiny factor in the complex human equation. A desperate last chance for the stubborn and independent creature known as Man to save himself . . .

The Dreaming Tree

Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101666471

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5884

It was that transitional time of the world, when man first brought the clang of iron and the reek of smoke to the lands which before had echoed only with fairy voices. In that dawn of man and death of magic there yet remained one last untouched place—the small forest of Ealdwood—which kept the magic intact, and protected the old ways. And there was one who dwelt there, Arafel the Sidhe, who had more pride and love of the world as it used to be than any of her kind. But fear of the world of Faery ran deep in the hearts of men, and when Ciaran Cuilean, Lord of Caer Wiell, a man with Elvish blood in his veins, found himself the object of increasing distrust and suspicion from his men, his king, and even his own family, he knew he must once again put his humanity aside and return to Ealdwood. For shadows of a newly awakened evil swarmed across both lands, and unless Ciaran reclaimed his haunted weapons from the Tree of Swords and joined Arafel, he would see this evil overtake not only the warm hearthstones of the mortal keeps but the silvery heart of Ealdwood itself!

Deliverer

Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218624

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5139

The ninth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences… In the aftermath of civil war, the world of the atevi is still perilously unstable. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with his son and heir Cajeiri, and his human paidhi, Bren Cameron, have returned to the seat of power. The usurper, Murini, has escaped to the lands of his supporters, but the danger these rebels pose is far from over. Ilisidi, Tabini's grandmother, the aiji-dowager, has returned to her ancient castle in the East, for she has powerful ties in the lands of the rebels, and she seeks to muster whatever support for her grandson that she can from among those enemy strongholds. In his father's tightly guarded headquarters, eight-year-old Cajeiri is horribly bored. Two years on an interstellar starship surrounded by human children have left him craving excitement. But unbeknownst to this dissatisfied youngster, he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father's rule and everything it stands for. Though still a child, Cajeiri embodies a unique threat to the venerable, tradition-defined lifestyle of his people. For this young boy is the first ateva youth to have lived in a human environment. And after hundreds of years of tenuous atevi-human coexistence, Cajeiri may very well be the first ateva to ever truly understand the so similar yet so dangerously different aliens who share his home planet and threaten the hidebound customs of his race. The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Deliverer is the 9th Foreigner novel, and the 3rd book in the third subtrilogy.