Publisher :Univ. Press of Mississippi Release Date :2022-12-15 ISBN :1496842308 Pages :149 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (496 users)
Download or read book Conversations with Joe R. Lansdale written by Andrew J. Rausch and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2022-12-15 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joe R. Lansdale (b. 1951), the award-winning author of such novels as Cold in July (1989) and The Bottoms (2000), as well as the popular Hap and Leonard series, has been publishing novels since 1981. Lansdale has developed a tremendous cult audience willing to follow him into any genre he chooses to write in, including horror, western, crime, adventure, and fantasy. Within these genres, his stories, novels, and novellas explore friendship, race, and life in East Texas. His distinctive voice is often funny and always unique, as characterized by such works as Bubba Ho-Tep (1994), a novella that centers on Elvis Presley, his friend who believes himself to be John F. Kennedy, and a soul-sucking ancient mummy. This same novella won a Bram Stoker Award, one of the ten Bram Stoker Awards given to Lansdale thus far in his illustrious career. Wielding a talent that extends beyond the page to the screen, Landsdale has also written episodes for Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series. Conversations with Joe R. Lansdale brings together interviews from newspapers, magazines, and podcasts conducted throughout the prolific author’s career. The collection includes conversations between Lansdale and other noted peers like Robert McCammon and James Grady; two podcast transcripts that have never before appeared in print; and a brand-new interview, exclusive to the volume. In addition to shedding light on his body of literary work and process as a writer, this collection also shares Lansdale’s thoughts on comics, atheism, and martial arts.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2013-08-29 ISBN :0753549883 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (753 users)
Download or read book After All These Years written by Mick Foster and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the combined life story of Mick Foster and Tony Allen, revealing how these most unlikely of stars toured the world and entered the record books. A charming narrative told with heaps of Celtic charm, it is filled with nostalgic reminiscences about growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 60s, and spans the breadth of their long career, including appearing on Top of the Pops alongside Bob Geldof and being feted by Terry Wogan, and the extraordinary moment when they found themselves at the very top of the charts, beating Take That to the number-one slot.
Publisher :Elizabeth Baxter Release Date :2016-06-19 ISBN : Pages :282 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Flames of Winter written by Elizabeth Baxter and published by Elizabeth Baxter. This book was released on 2016-06-19 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A land ravaged by ice. A deadly enemy awoken. A young man who faces a terrible choice. Bramwell Thornley, an engineer from the city of Ral Tora, believed that science could solve everything. That is, until the deadly Everwinter plunged the world into chaos. He thought the solution might lie in the city of Chellin but all he found there were lies and treachery. Now he and his companions must travel to the northern city of Variss. Maybe there they will find a way to halt the Everwinter. Maybe there Bram will discover the truth of who he really is. Bram must make a decision. Will he embrace his destiny? Will he become the very thing he fears? His choice will decide everything. The fate of his friends. His homeland. And the world itself. Keywords: metaphysical visionary theology spiritual, norse nordic, sword sorcery magic dragon quest, coming of age mystery, deities god pantheon, witch wizard warlock druid shaman, fantasy adventure story fantasy series fantasy trilogy fantasy high fantasy epic fantasy series
Publisher :Heritage Capital Corporation Release Date :2008 ISBN :9781599672175 Pages :250 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (672 users)
Download or read book HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog #682 written by Sandra Palomino and published by Heritage Capital Corporation. This book was released on 2008 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2015-03-31 ISBN :144641910X Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (446 users)
Download or read book Songs of Enchantment written by Ben Okri and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second book in the trilogy which began with the Booker prize-winning The Famished Road. 'A love story and an account of the conflict between the parties of the Rich and Poor... Okri's voice is all his own' Independent Having outwitted death, Azaro, the spirit child, remains in the land of the Living. Oppression and violence continue to plague the city, and while political factions battle, bar owner Madame Koto backs the 'Party of the Rich' with magical, bewitching force. But for Azaro, his adventure is tied up with his parents, and so his story takes on yet another heroic adventure to save them both from the forces of the world. 'Ben Okri writes beautifully...a triumph of inspiration over the everyday' The Times
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2004-04-20 ISBN :0759510563 Pages :448 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (759 users)
Download or read book Mystic Warrior written by Tracy Hickman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2004-04-20 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An expansive new saga chronicling the world-altering changes that take place as three connected universes - the Human world, the Goblin world, and the Faery world - are slowly drawn together. In Book 1, young Galen Arvad, a human with magical powers, must avoid the ritual that puts those with such talents to death. it seems that in the eyes of the community magic is a sign of lunacy, and in a yearly ritual the local "crazies" are offered up to the Dragon Priests. Having successfully dodged the "elections" for many years, Galen is suddenly captured and hauled away with others that are deemed "insane." Now as Galen's wife, Berkita, and his friend, Cephas the dwarf, set off to rescue him, Galen learns of the fate that awaits him... a fate far worse than even his own death.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2005-01-13 ISBN :9781139442411 Pages :276 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (442 users)
Download or read book The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination written by Gautam Chakravarty and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-13 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gautam Chakravarty explores representations of the event which has become known in the British imagination as the 'Indian Mutiny' of 1857 in British popular fiction and historiography. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources including diaries, autobiographies and state papers, Chakravarty shows how narratives of the rebellion were inflected by the concerns of colonial policy and by the demands of imperial self-image. He goes on to discuss the wider context of British involvement in India from 1765 to the 1940s, and engages with constitutional debates, administrative measures, and the early nineteenth-century Anglo-Indian novel. Chakravarty approaches the mutiny from the perspectives of postcolonial theory as well as from historical and literary perspectives to show the extent to which the insurrection took hold of the popular imagination in both Britain and India. The book has a broad interdisciplinary appeal and will be of interest to scholars of English literature, British imperial history, modern Indian history and cultural studies.
Publisher :Ultramarine Publishing Release Date :1994 ISBN :9780893662714 Pages :190 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (662 users)
Download or read book A Checklist of Some New Science Fiction Writers written by C. P. Stephens and published by Ultramarine Publishing. This book was released on 1994 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :1988 ISBN :9780887362491 Pages :504 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (362 users)
Download or read book Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual written by Robert A. Collins and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1988 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2016-03-15 ISBN :1608935213 Pages :336 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (68 users)
Download or read book Mollie Peer written by Van Reid and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-03-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once again, Van Reid enthralls with a story filled with wonderment, romance, and old-fashioned adventure, from the catacomb-like underground of the Portland waterfront to a perilous night pursuit on the October coast. During the autumn of 1896 in Portland, Maine, feisty society columnist Mollie Peer believes that a little ragamuffin boy, known only as Bird, is merely the subject of a story that will propel her to the level of a true reporter. Instead, the chain of events she sets in motion, and the heroic people she comes to know, lead her to better understand her own valor and compassion as she follows the boy into the dark world of the nightrunners. She is joined in her pursuit of these shadowy figures by the hapless, yet loveable members of the Moosepath League. This is an entertaining novel about the triumph of simply kindness
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2006-11 ISBN :0595419143 Pages :194 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (595 users)
Download or read book Nightflesh written by Joseph Armstead and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006-11 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Vampires exist. They call themselves "the Moon-Chosen". The U.S. government and the United Nations governing council have kept the secret, desperately hiding it from the general population. The last thing they want is for the bloodsuckers to go war. Klaw Cavanaugh is a vampire and sometime assassin masquerading among human society. He owes an uneasy allegiance to Nero Serranova, a vampire prince with a bloody plan to unite the warring Gather-families of Gen Nocturna under one banner. Serranova's plan includes shredding the secret truce between humans and vampires, detailed in an unpublicized document known as "The Raptor Protocols". Dismayed, Cavanaugh enlists the aid of fellow vampire Lucraysha Radcleff, herself haunted by a past she is driven to atone for, and rogue intelligence agent Jordan Pride, an operative of the Urban Crimes Crisis Control Force's "Freak Show" unit, which covertly handles vampire crime. Josiah Kreed, a policeman within the rival Demonic community, has Klaw and associates under surveillance with orders to terminate them if their investigation threatens the power of the Demonics. Klaw knows Serranova's diabolical plot that can only end in disaster for his species. He rebels, recruiting the other adventurers. Reluctantly, they join forces to bring Serranova to justice."
Publisher :Duke University Press Release Date :2010-11-08 ISBN :0822348020 Pages :290 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (822 users)
Download or read book Alimentary Tracts written by Parama Roy and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2010-11-08 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the cultural politics and poetics of appetite and food in post/colonial South Asia.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2008-12-14 ISBN :0446553824 Pages :464 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (446 users)
Download or read book Mystic Quest written by Tracy Hickman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-12-14 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thrice upon a time, three worlds were in peril... New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman and Dragonlance cocreator Laura Hickman present the continuing story of their monumental, enthralling epic fantasy Thrice upon a time, three champions will find one destiny... In the course of more than two decades, Galen Arvad's tiny band of outlaw Mystics has grown into a nation of secret clans, despite fierce persecution by the Pir theocracy and the dragons that have enslaved humanity. On another world, the faery Dwynwyn saved her people by raising an army of the dead, but now none of the corpses can rest...and the sheer number of their tormented legions threatens the faery kingdoms. While on the third world, the tyrannical King Mimic's domination is threatened by a warrior maiden whose thirst for conquest exceeds his own. Yet through the magic of the dreams that link their worlds, a new wind blows, beckoning each of them into unknown lands with the promise of salvation, sanctuary, and power. For Galen's war-weary son, Caelith, the slender hope takes the form of a stranger's vow to lead him and his people to the sanctuary of a lost empire-the legendary ancestral home of the Mystics. Dwynwyn seeks salvation of her people through a small fellowship of Fae who must journey to a distant land of unquenchable horror-where their truth can bring peace to the living and the dead. As for the wizard-goblin Thux, newly and unwillingly appointed Technomancer to King Mimic, his journey to the Ogre citadel may bring him to the height of power and danger-if his own allies do not kill him first. Now three bands of heroes embark on odysseys beset by outer tragedy and inner betrayal. For each to survive, all must succeed-for all three worlds face the same cunning evil...
Publisher :Infobase Learning Release Date :2015-04-22 ISBN :1438140630 Pages :1657 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (438 users)
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction written by Don D'Ammassa and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 1657 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.
Publisher :Tor Books Release Date :2010-03-16 ISBN :9781429961288 Pages :736 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (961 users)
Download or read book Warriors written by George R. R. Martin and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2010-03-16 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From George R. R. Martin's Introduction to Warriors: "People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing—a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they're best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat." Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original tales by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, S.M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams. Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2017-02-23 ISBN :1473629098 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (473 users)
Download or read book Rusty Puppy written by Joe R. Lansdale and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The brand new Hap and Leonard mystery - now an Amazon TV series. Unlikely detective duo Hap and Leonard's latest case could expose the corrupt cops of East Texas - if it doesn't get them killed first. Jamar Elton supposedly died in a fight with local hoods, but it doesn't add up. His sister Charm had recently been stalked by a bullying cop. Jamar had set out to gather evidence on him...and found more than he bargained for. Soon, Hap and Leonard are treading on the toes of just about everyone in the local underworld - cops and criminals alike. But if anyone can navigate these pitfalls and bring the bad guys to justice, it's them.