Encyclopedia of Fantasy And Horror Fiction (Literary by Don D'Ammassa

By Don D'Ammassa

"An authoritative advisor to the background and present country of myth and horror fiction, this encyclopedia comprises entries at the significant writers and works within the genres, a word list of fable and horror phrases, a bibliography of secondary assets, a listing of the winners of significant writing awards, and bibliographies for all writers discussed." insurance contains: pivotal writers, resembling Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, R. L. Stine, Bram Stoker, J. R. R. Tolkien, and others; fable and horror works well-known as criteria on highschool examining lists, comparable to Frankenstein, Gulliver's Travels, "An prevalence at Owl Creek Bridge," and the image of Dorian grey; top dealers and new classics, akin to each one quantity of the Harry Potter sequence and of Philip Pullman's trilogy, His darkish fabrics; and perennial favorites, similar to every one quantity of the Lord of the earrings trilogy and of the Narnia sequence, The Wizard of ounces, Peter Pan, and plenty of extra. This booklet presents an in-depth exam of the literary realm of elves, vampires, unicorns, ghosts, magic, and extra and is certain to thrill and intrigue any reader.

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The evil carnival sequences are particularly effective. In The Last Coin (1988), one of Blaylock’s best novels, a monomaniac has gathered together all but one of the silver coins given to Judas to betray Christ. If he acquires the last one, the world will end, but it is being held safe by a man living in a magical house. One of the characters in this unusually inventive novel is eventually identified as the Wandering Jew. Even better is The Paper Grail (1991), a diffuse but very moving story that mixes a mildly mysterious death with the discovery of an odd machine that seems to have no function.

He and the hands have an odd relationship, and the hands now become flirtatious. On their wedding night he prepares everything in advance, then lies down with Bianca and allows her hands to move up over his body to his throat. In the morning Ran is dead, strangled, and Bianca’s mother is arrested for the crime, since it would have been impossible for the girl to have done the deed. Her hands have lost their vitality and are now withered and paralyzed. Sturgeon was famous for his ability to create multidimensional characters with a very economical use of words, and the three principal characters here are excellent examples.

Almost immediately, she discovers that one of the doorways leads back through time to the era of Aleister Crowley, with whom she subsequently becomes romantically and adventurously involved. Although clever at times, it lacks the intensity of most of her other fiction. Beyond Any Measure Karl Edward Wagner (1982) Although probably best known for his heroic fantasy, Karl Edward WAGNER also produced a considerable body of short supernatural fiction with contemporary settings, including this fine novella, which won the World Fantasy Award.

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