Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010 Book

Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010

  • Author : Sara Wasson
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846317071

Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010 Excerpt :

Gothic fiction's focus on the irrational and supernatural would seem to conflict with science fiction's rational foundations. However, as this novel collection demonstrates, the two categories often intersect in rich and revealing ways. Analyzing a range of works—including literature, film, graphic novels, and trading card games—from the past three decades through the lens of this hybrid genre, this volume examines their engagement with the era's dramatic changes in communication technology, medical science, and personal and global politics.

Gothic Science Fiction Book

Gothic Science Fiction

  • Author : S. MacArthur
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137389275

Gothic Science Fiction Excerpt :

Gothic Science Fiction explores the fascinating world of gothic influenced science fiction. From Frankenstein to Doctor Who and from H. G Wells to Stephen King, the book charts the rise of a genre and follows the descent into darkness that consumes it.

Battle of the Linguist Mages Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Battle of the Linguist Mages

  • Author : Scotto Moore
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250767691

Battle of the Linguist Mages Excerpt :

“It reads like Snow Crash had a dance-off with Gideon the Ninth, in a world where language isn't a virus from outer space, it's a goddamn alien invasion.” —Charles Stross In modern day Los Angeles, a shadowy faction led by the Governor of California develops the arcane art of combat linguistics, planting the seeds of a future totalitarian empire in Scotto Moore's Battle of the Linguist Mages. Isobel is the Queen of the medieval rave-themed VR game Sparkle Dungeon. Her prowess in the game makes her an ideal candidate to learn the secrets of "power morphemes"—unnaturally dense units of meaning that warp perception when skilfully pronounced. But Isobel’s reputation makes her the target of a strange resistance movement led by spellcasting anarchists, who may be the only thing stopping the cabal from toppling California over the edge of a terrible transformation, with forty million lives at stake. Time is short for Isobel to level up and choose a side—because the cabal has attracted much bigger and weirder enemies than the anarchist resistance, emerging from dark and vicious dimensions of reality and heading straight for planet Earth! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Science Fiction Short Stories Book

Science Fiction Short Stories

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786645104

Science Fiction Short Stories Excerpt :

New Author and collections. A deluxe edition of super-charged, original and classic short stories. Dystopia, Post-Apocalypse, time travel, robots and more this brilliant collection brings together the best of today's writers (many stories previously unpublished), with an eclectic range of science fiction masters including H. Rider Haggard, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip Frances Nowlan, Edward Page Mitchell and Jack London. An eclectic collection of SF adventure tales.

Mexican Gothic Book
Score: 3.5
From 57 Ratings

Mexican Gothic

  • Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525620792

Mexican Gothic Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper

Rogue Moon Book

Rogue Moon

  • Author : Algis Budrys
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497653078

Rogue Moon Excerpt :

A Hugo Award Finalist: Humanity struggles to understand a killing labyrinth discovered on the Moon in this science fiction adventure about death and rebirth Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Robert Silverberg credits Rogue Moon with containing “the most terrifying pages in any SF novel I have ever read.” A monstrous apparatus has been found on the surface of the moon. It devours and destroys in ways so incomprehensible to humans that a new language has to be invented to describe it and a new kind of thinking to understand it. So far, the human guinea pigs sent there in hopes of unraveling the murderous maze have all died terrible deaths. The most recent volunteer survived but is now on suicide watch. The ideal candidate won’t go insane even as he feels the end approaching. Al Barker has already stared into the face of death; he can handle it again. But he won’t merely endure the trauma of dying. Barker will die over and over—even as his human qualities are preserved on Earth. With its cast of fascinating characters—like brilliant scientist Edward Hawks, who is obsessed with rebirth—Rogue Moon is a rare thriller that doesn’t just make you sweat. It makes you think.

Sphere Book
Score: 3.5
From 60 Ratings


  • Author : Michael Crichton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307816481

Sphere Excerpt :

From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor. In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.

Black Sun Rising Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

Black Sun Rising

  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1992-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101464328

Black Sun Rising Excerpt :

Over a millennium ago, Erna, a seismically active yet beautiful world was settled by colonists from far-distant Earth. But the seemingly habitable planet was fraught with perils no one could have foretold. The colonists found themselves caught in a desperate battle for survival against the fae, a terrifying natural force with the power to prey upon the human mind itself, drawing forth a person's worst nightmare images or most treasured dreams and indiscriminately giving them life. Twelve centuries after fate first stranded the colonists on Erna, mankind has achieved an uneasy stalemate, and human sorcerers manipulate the fae for their own profit, little realizing that demonic forces which feed upon such efforts are rapidly gaining in strength. Now, as the hordes of the dark fae multiply, four people—Priest, Adept, Apprentice, and Sorcerer—are about to be drawn inexorably together for a mission which will force them to confront an evil beyond their imagining, in a conflict which will put not only their own lives but the very fate of humankind in jeopardy.

Dracula Unbound Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Dracula Unbound

  • Author : Brian W. Aldiss
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504010375

Dracula Unbound Excerpt :

In a brilliant reimagining of Bram Stoker’s horror classic, an inventor travels back in time to save humankind from a nightmarish enslavement by vampires Joe Bodenland has figured out how to manipulate time—a discovery that leads him to Utah and an impossible sixty-five-million-year-old human gravesite. It is here that he learns of the existence of a monstrous race of intelligent predators as old as the dinosaur, and of the remarkable “train” the undead creatures use to travel back and forth from a Paleolithic past to a monstrous far future in which Homo sapiens are enslaved cattle. With the fate of all humanity at stake, Joe commandeers the ghostly transportation and rides it back to Victorian England, where he enlists the aid of a powerful ally, the author Bram Stoker, in the battle to secure Earth. But to prevent the coming apocalyptic nightmare, they must first confront and destroy the most cunning and deadly being the world has ever known: Lord Dracula, the immortal vampire. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, including multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards and the Prix Jules Verne, Grand Master Brian W. Aldiss puts a bold new science ficion spin on Bram Stoker’s classic tale of vampiric horror. An ingenious reinvention of the Nosferatu myth, Dracula Unbound is a breakneck thrill ride from one of the most revered names in science fiction and fantasy.

Rasputin s Bastards Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Rasputin s Bastards

  • Author : David Nickle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504064286

Rasputin s Bastards Excerpt :

“Part BioShock, part X-Files, part Sopranos—and 100%, uncut Nickle . . . a glorious, chaotic delight” from the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Volk (Peter Watts, author of Blindsight). Post–Cold War, a group of Russians bred from childhood to be psychic spies are called from around the globe to achieve their true purpose: world domination. But some of them have flourished in the lives they have carved out for themselves—often in nefarious ways—and they will not give up their freedom without a fight, even as a new generation of telepathic children, the beautiful dreamers, are coming into power . . . In Rasputin’s Bastards, David Nickle—the acclaimed author of Eutopia, Monstrous Affections, and Volk—offers readers “an enormous tale, bewilderingly complex, but with lots of twists and turns that reward close attention. It is grotesque, violent, and exciting, with a supernatural tinge that is his hallmark” (Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing). “This novel is supernatural eeriness at its best, with intriguing characters, no clear heroes, and a dark passion at its heart. Horror aficionados and fans of Stephen King’s larger novels should appreciate this macabre look at the aftermath of the Cold War.” —Library Journal “Stiffly compelling. Once you’re done, there’s no question: the hours spent enfolded in Nickle’s imagination are well spent. You won’t ever feel the desire to ask for them back.” —January Magazine “A journey from the depths of the sea, the heart of Mother Russia, to the darkest corners of the soul.” —K. E. Bergdoll, The Crow’s Caw

Gothic Immortals  Routledge Revivals  Book

Gothic Immortals Routledge Revivals

  • Author : Marie Mulvey-Roberts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317206415

Gothic Immortals Routledge Revivals Excerpt :

First published in 1990, this book represents the first full-length study of into the group of novels designated ‘Rosicrucian’ and traces the emergence of this distinct fictional genre, revealing a continuous occult tradition running through seemingly diverse literary texts. Taking the Enlightenment as a starting point, the author shows how the physician’s secular appropriation of the idea of eternal life, through the study of longevity and physical decay, attracted writers like William Godwin. It focuses on the bodily immortality of the Rosicrucian hero and investigates the novels of five major writers — Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Maturin, and Bulwer-Lytton.

The Gothic Imagination Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Gothic Imagination

  • Author : John C. Tibbetts
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 0230118178

The Gothic Imagination Excerpt :

This book brings together the author's interviews with many prominent figures in fantasy, horror, and science fiction to examine the traditions and extensions of the gothic mode of storytelling over the last 200 years and its contemporary influence on film and media.

The Coming Race Book

The Coming Race

  • Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1873
  • Genre: Civilization, Subterranean
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924030366433

The Coming Race Excerpt :

Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction Book

Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction

  • Author : Jarlath Killeen
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748690817

Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction Excerpt :

Provides a new account of the emergence of Irish gothic fiction in mid-eighteenth century This book provides a robustly theorised and thoroughly historicised account of the 'beginnings' of Irish gothic fiction, maps the theoretical terrain covered by other critics, and puts forward a new history of the emergence of the genre in Ireland. The main argument the book makes is that the Irish gothic should be read in the context of the split in Irish Anglican public opinion that opened in the 1750s, and seen as a fictional instrument of liberal Anglican opinion in a changing political landscape. By providing a fully historicized account of the beginnings of the genre in Ireland, the book also addresses the theoretical controversies that have bedevilled discussion of the Irish gothic in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The book gives ample space to the critical debate, and rigorously defends a reading of the Irish gothic as an Anglican, Patriot tradition. This reading demonstrates the connections between little-known Irish gothic fictions of the mid-eighteenth century (The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley and Longsword), and the Irish gothic tradition more generally, and also the gothic as a genre of global significance.

Black Sci fi Short Stories Book

Black Sci fi Short Stories

  • Author : Tia Ross
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Science fiction, American
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 1839647124

Black Sci fi Short Stories Excerpt :

Dystopia, apocalypse, gene-splicing, cloning and colonization are explored here by new authors and combined with proto-sci-fi and speculative writing of an older tradition (by W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin R. Delany, Sutton E. Griggs, Pauline Hopkins and Edward Johnson) whose first-hand experience of slavery and denial created their living dystopia.