The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

View: 2361

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead

Author: Steve Niles,Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416516077

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2618

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for more than thirty consecutive days and nights from November to December. During this time a few years ago, from the darkness and across the frozen wasteland, an evil that normally preferred to exist in the shadows descended upon Barrow and brought the residents to their knees. Barrow's only hope was Eben and Stella Olemaun, a husband-and-wife law enforcement team who were torn between their own survival and saving the town they loved. Months later, as Stella Olemaun attempts to warn the world about the looming vampire threat by any means necessary, a rogue government agent may be taking more than an active interest in her story. And meanwhile, further north, a new sheriff and his young son must solve the lingering mystery of Barrow, even as the survivors of the original attack prepare for the sun to set once again -- however this time, they're ready. 30 Days Of Night: Rumors Of The Undead is Steve Niles's innovative and eagerly anticipated expansion of a nightmarish narrative that explores the nature of ancient evil existing -- and thriving -- in an unsuspecting modern world.

Elements of the Undead Books One-Three

A Zombie Apocalypse Series

Author: William Esmont

Publisher: Devious Productions, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 7749

As mankind’s reign on earth draws to a violent close, survivors Megan Pritchard and Jack Wolfe navigate the zombie-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former United States in search of a safe place to ride out their last days. From the scorching deserts of southern Arizona to wilds of the Texas gulf coast, their attempts to find salvation are met with death and destruction at every turn. As options dwindle and despair mounts, their worst fears are realized: there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. In order to survive, they must change and adapt to their new place in the world. The alternative is extinction. This omnibus contains the first three stories in the Elements of the Undead series – Fire, Air, and Earth. The Elements of the Undead: Fire: The Collapse Air: Mortal Choice Earth: Desperate Measures Water: The End of Us Coop: An Elements of the Undead Short The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One-Three) Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,collection

The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance: Volumes 1 and 2

Author: Trisha Telep

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472105079

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4033

Paranormal romance was never going to be content with just vampires and werewolves - and the fantastic stories within this collection lay claim to much, much more. Here you will find well-loved, bestselling authors writing under pseudonyms, fresh stars, and steadfast favourites, together offering an assorted feast of mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires. If love transcends all boundaries, then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 41 tales to take you to another time and place.

Undead in the West II

They Just Keep Coming

Author: Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810892650

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 386

View: 8474

This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.

Screening the Undead

Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television

Author: Leon Hunt,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735438

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4886

The vampire and the zombie, the two most popular incarnations of the undead, are brought together for a forensic critical investigation in Screening the Undead. Both have a long history in popular fiction, film, television, comics and games; the vampire also remains central to popular culture today, from literary ‘paranormal romance’ to cult TV and movie franchises - by turns romantic, tortured, grotesque, countercultural, a goth icon or lonely outsider. The zombie can shamble or, nowadays, sprint with alarming velocity, and even dance. It frequently lends itself to metaphor and can stand in for fascism or ecological disaster, but is perhaps most frequently a harbinger and instrument of the apocalypse. Leading writers on Horror and cult media consider the sexy vampire and the grotesque zombie, as well as hybrid figures who do not fit neatly into either category. These are examined across a range of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the gay zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar riding skeletal horses to dancing Japanese zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new light on these two icons of terror - and desire - whose popular longevity has taken them ‘Beyond Life’.

Blutspiel

Die Rachel-Morgan-Serie 2 - Roman

Author: Kim Harrison

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364109173X

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 4984

Rachel Morgans zweiter Fall hat es in sich: Ein Serienkiller, der es besonders auf begabte Hexen abgesehen hat, treibt in Cincinnati sein Unwesen. Schnell hat Rachel einen Verdächtigen im Visier, doch der Schein trügt – hinter dem Serienkiller verbirgt sich eine Verschwörung, die weit in die Vergangenheit reicht ...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zombies

Author: Nathan Robert Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101223723

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 8722

The "New Vampire"... The Complete Idiot's Guides® have explored the world of vampires, werewolves, the paranormal, and now the latest book in the "creepy" series is, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Zombies'. This book brings the world of zombies chillingly to life - in a manner of speaking - covering everything readers need to know about them. The book includes: ? The voodoo zombie, the viral zombie, and the whole zombie family ? What zombies and the delicious fear of them say about human psychology ? Zombies in American culture: in film, from Romero classics to the 'Living Dead' flicks that are so bad they're good, and in fiction, video games, comics, and more! ? The zombie survival phenomenon - of course they're not 'real', but that doesn't stop people from having loads of fun pretending they are.

The Undead Among Us - The Figure of the Vampire as the "Unknown Other" and Its Representation in "True Blood"

Author: Felicitas Schott

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3842821859

Category: Art

Page: 67

View: 1587

Drakul. Nosferatu. Upyr. Vampyre. There have been many names for what we know today as the vampire. For over a century, literature, television, cinema and many other areas in our daily lives cannot be imagined without the appearance of this fictional character. Almost everyone is familiar with the image of the walking undead that creeps out of its coffin at night and sucks the blood out of humans. The undead has always been appealing to its audience. It is the ‘otherness’ of such monsters, their frightful darkness and exoticism that makes them so interesting. This book deals with the figure of the vampire regarded as the ‘unknown other’ and how it is fictionally represented in the American TV series True Blood (2008 - ). Considering both psychoanalytical concepts as well identity theory, the author depicts the literary and cinematographic development of the fictional figure of the vampire since the late nineteenth century, and analyzes different representations of the vampire and its “otherness” as well as their appeal to the audience in the True Blood.

Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy

New Life for the Undead (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Richard Greene and K Silem Mohammad

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459601076

Category:

Page: 500

View: 2118

Don't turn around - there's probably one behind you right now. Vampires and zombies are just everywhere. Bram Stoker had no idea what he was starting when he published his vampire novel Dracula in 1897, incidentally digging up and re-animating the word ''undead. Whether it's Twilight, Let the Right One In, True Blood, or the comic book series Thirty Days of Night, vampire stories seem to experience an eternal cycle of death and resurrection, growing more potent, if not more rosy-cheeked, with each successive manifestation. While vampires are suave, sexy, sophisticated, stay up all night, generally have good hair, and often deliver witty one-liners, zombies are just the opposite. Zombies have poor complexions, missing body parts, few social graces, and are conversationally challenged. Yet public fascination with zombies keeps proliferating, along with the popularity of vampires. There are more zombie books, zombie movies, and zombie games than ever before. About the only things vampires and zombies share is that they want to bite us and we are at risk of becoming like them. However, they both confront us with moral and metaphysical issues of life and death. In Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy, an expanded edition of The Undead and Philosophy, twenty-two of our leading thinkers teach us the lessons we can absorb from the various forms of Undeath. ''This is a book worth buying just for the final chapter, which gives us the sensational and hitherto suppressed correspondence of tienne Lavec and Paulie Dori Williams. At long last we have a vital perspective that has been sadly lacking; authentic vampire reactions to the way vampires are depicted in popular culture.

The Forest - Wald der tausend Augen

Author: Carrie Ryan

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641036410

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8839

Ungeweihte jagen sie, Hoffnung führt sie In Marys Welt sind die Regeln einfach. - Die Schwesternschaft hat immer recht. Die Wächter schützen und dienen. Und hinter dem Zaun, der das Dorf umgibt, liegt der Wald der tausend Augen, Heimat der »Ungeweihten« – das Nichts. Niemals darfst du diese Grenze überschreiten. Es kommt der Tag, da fühlt sich Mary von diesen Regeln verraten. Sie findet Dinge heraus, die sie nie wissen wollte. Über die Schwesternschaft und ihre Geheimnisse, über die Wächter und ihre Macht. Doch erst als der Zaun durchbrochen und das Dorf überrannt wird, erkennt Mary die schlimmste Wahrheit von allen – wie unbarmherzig die »Ungeweihten« wirklich sind. Jetzt muss sie sich entscheiden. Zwischen ihrer Angst und ihrem Traum von einer anderen Zukunft, zwischen dem einen, den sie liebt, und dem Mann, dem sie versprochen ist. Kann es Leben außerhalb einer Welt geben, die vom Tod beherrscht wird? Und ist Mary stark genug, den Weg durch den Wald der tausend Augen zu wagen? • Ein Mystery-Thriller der Extraklasse – düster, sexy und nervenzerfetzend • Ein verliebtes Mädchen, eine rätselhafte Atmosphäre der Angst und das unheimlichste Dorf seit »The Village«

Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass

Author: J. L. Bourne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628811

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9898

Depicts the zombie apocalypse through the journal of a member of the military and descriptions of the other survivors he meets in the fourth book in the series following Origin to Exile and Beyond Exile. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Crimson Fire

Book Two in the Dreamer's Cycle Series

Author: Holly Taylor

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605428701

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3686

Havgan of Corania knows he is different from others, but he does not know why. He does know, however, that he adamantly hates the witches of Kymru. When he becomes Warleader of Corania, he sets the might of his empire against them and their country. Gwydion the Dreamer and his friend Rhiannon travel to Corania to spy on Havgan after Gwydion?s dream reveals Havgan?s imperialistic desires. In their frantic attempt to save Kymru, they risk everything. But when a thoughtless action threatens to doom them all, Gwydion and Rhiannon must fight not only to discover Havgan?s secret but also to understand why Havgan seems so hauntingly familiar.

Deep Betrayal

Author: Anne Greenwood Brown

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0375989099

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8312

Fans of Amanda Hocking's novel, Wake, will dive into this paranormal romance featuring mermaids--the killer kind--and won't come up for air! It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind. Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . . "Deep Betrayal is as suspenseful as it is sexy. You'll want to catch this one!"--MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series "Heartbreaking. Nerve-racking. Absolutely irresistible."--Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 series From the Hardcover edition.

The Werewolf Book

The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859376X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 320

When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games

John Sinclair - Episode 1

Curse of the Undead

Author: Gabriel Conroy

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732507378

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 5656

There are so many ways a person can die. Sooner or later, everyone's number is up, and no one comes back ... or do they? On a cold November night, a grieving father picks up his hunting rifle and shoots his only daughter in the head. The police are mystified. Why was the girl even at the house? Why wasn't she at the mortuary ... awaiting her burial? After all, Mary Winston had been declared dead two days before. The incident is only the first in a series of mysterious attacks in the small Scottish town of Middlesbury. Dead bodies go missing. A cemetery caretaker is devoured alive. An ancient curse is about to be unleashed ... Detective Chief Inspector John Sinclair works for Scotland Yard's Special Division, an elite unit that deals with extraordinary cases. DCI Sinclair is a battle-hardened veteran of Afghanistan, a man haunted by the past. But nothing could have prepared him for the horrors he's about to face. He goes to Scotland to investigate the gruesome murders but what he finds is a town in the grip of fear. The people of Middlesbury are harboring a secret. A secret that is about to explode ... +++ "A hero so suave and dashing, he makes James Bond look like a grubby detective sergeant, a plot that reads like it came straight from the great vaults of Hammer, and enough action and derring do to keep even the most ardent pulp fan smiling with glee. [...] A tight, punchy read that heralds the start of a great new series of pulp horror. Highly recommended." Ginger Nuts of Horror. -- "John Sinclair" is the relaunch of Europe's longest running horror series. Originally conceived in 1973 by Jason Dark and still going strong, the "John Sinclair" novellas are firmly rooted in the finest pulp traditions: true page turners with spine-tingling suspense, exquisite gore, and a dash of adventure. -- For fans of the dark visions of Stephen King, Clive Barker and the "X-Files" and the fast-paced action and globe-trotting excitement of James Bond. -- Gabriel Conroy was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1967. After high school, he joined the armed forces and was stationed in Germany for several years. He discovered his love for writing while traveling through Europe. When he returned to the States, he studied Journalism at Los Angeles City College and UCLA, and currently works as a freelance journalist, writer, and translator. Mr. Conroy is married and has a dog and a cat.

Sequels

An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 575

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The New Dead

A Zombie Anthology

Author: Christopher Golden

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429945813

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3980

RESURRECTION! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE? Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection...the Last Word on the New Dead.

Tagebuch der Apokalypse

Roman

Author: J.L. Bourne

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641105447

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4680

Dies ist der Untergang der Welt ... Viel Glück! Willkommen in der Welt nach der Apokalypse! Dies ist das Tagebuch des unbekannten Soldaten, und es schildert auf eindringliche Weise den Untergang der menschlichen Zivilisation durch eine Plage, mit der keiner gerechnet hatte: Die Toten sind aus den Gräbern zurückgekehrt, und sie machen vor nichts halt. Im Angesicht des Todes kämpft jeder für sich allein...