Friday, 25 December 2015

Howard Pyle - The Garden Behind the Moon

The Garden Behind the Moon: A Real Story of the Moon Angel by Howard Pyle

David goes on a journey to the moon-garden where everything is beautiful and where he also meets Phyllis who is not like the other children in the garden. While he is allowed to play in this beautiful place for awhile, he at last finds out that he has been brought there to reveal his true mission, which is to find the Wonder-Box and the Know-All Book that is hidden in the Iron Castle and bring them back to earth. In order to find the Iron Castle, he must first find and tame the Black Winged Horse. Will he be able to succeed at the task given him?

Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781329687714

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Robert E Howard - Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian by Robert E Howard

Conan the Barbarian - Warrior, Hero, Legend.

Conan - Black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer… Discover how it all began. Conan the Barbarian spawned a hundred imitators. Find out why with these tales from his life. From the Tower of the Elephant to Beyond the Black River, follow Robert E. Howard's greatest creation as he cuts a bloody swathe through the history of Hyborea. Over 720 pages of epic action! All the original stories.

“A hero of mythic proportion, fashioned by a storyteller who helped define what a modern fantasy should be” - Raymond E. Feist.

Pages: 724
ISBN: 9781329687509

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Friday, 11 December 2015

Jules Verne - Doctor Ox’s Experiment and Other Short Stories

Doctor Ox's Experiment and Other Short Stories by Jules Verne

Jules Verne pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated author of all time. His prominent novels have been made into films. Verne, along with H. G. Wells, is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction". And this is a nice collection with ten of his short stories.

Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781329632530

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Francis Stevens - The Citadel of Fear

The Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens 

It tells the tale of two adventurers, an Irishman and an American, who come upon the lost Aztec city of Tlapallan, in the wilds of Mexico. One is taken over by an evil god while the other falls in love with a woman from Tlapallan. Back in the states, the possessed man begins to use magic to mutate civilians.

At the home of the Irishman's sister, a rampaging monster trashes the house one night, and that is only the beginning of one incredibly wild ride with many twists and breathtaking surprises. Nightmare creatures, battling Aztec gods and indoor swamps.

Francis Stevens - "the woman who invented dark fantasy"

Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781329632318

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Alexandre Dumas - The Wolf Leader

The Wolf Leader by Alexandre Dumas 

The Wolf Leader is set around 1780 in Dumas' native town of Villers-Cotterêts, and is supposedly based on a local folk-tale Dumas heard as a child. 

The story concerns Thibault, a shoe-maker, who is beaten by the gamekeeper of the Lord of Vez for interfering with the lord's hunting. Afterwards he encounters a huge wolf, walking on its hind legs like a man, who offers him vengeance; Thibault may wish harm on any person in return for one of his own hairs for each wish. To seal the agreement, the two exchange rings. As a result of this bargain he also finds himself able to command the local wolves, and hence gradually gains the reputation of being a werewolf. 

Thibault's first two wishes kill the gamekeeper and injure the Lord of Vez. The wishes turn two hairs on his head long and red, as do his subsequent ones, which, though equally successful, also backfire against him in unexpected ways, leaving him scorned and hated by others in his community.

Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781329631878

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Charles Williams - The Place of the Lion

The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams

Platonic archetypes begin to appear around an English country town, wreaking havoc and drawing to the surface the spiritual strengths and flaws of individual characters. If it's not stopped, the entire world will be destroyed by their terrifying power. What happens when the cosmic Forms start pulling our world into theirs? One of the weirdest - and most provocative - novels ever written.

Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781329632400

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Lars Ulwencreutz - Från Oden till Vasa

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Vad har Erik Väderhatt, Anund Gårdske, Håkan Röde, Blot-Sven och Näskonung gemensamt? De nämns inte i svenska historieböcker. Vår första kända kungaätt, Ynglingaätten, är förvisad till sagoböckernas värld. En urspårad släktforskning i kombination med en växande frustration över att våra historieböcker aldrig innehöll en komplett regentlängd, ledde först till ett samlande och översättande av forntida och medeltida svenska regentlängder för att därefter sakta förvandlas till en enhetlig regentlängd, så komplett som möjligt. Lars Ulwencreutz sällar sig därmed till Johannes Magnus, mannen som gav oss vår kunganumrering, och Johan Peringskiöld. Hur skiljer sig de gamla längderna åt? Vilka källor är tillförlitliga? Varför var härkomsten så mycket viktigare förr? Var stod Svea rikes vagga? Var går gränsen mellan saga, sägen och sanning? Och är den gränsen viktig? Följ Ulwencreutz i hans arbete från en urspårad släktforskning till en så komplett regentlängd som möjligt – 110 regenter från Oden till Vasa.

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Stort reportage om boken och arbetet bakom, i Nya Tider
Recension från tankesmedjan Motpol.

Sidor: 260
ISBN: 9781329073661

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Friday, 13 November 2015

Marion St John Webb - Knock Three Times!

Knock three times! by Marion St John Webb

Molly is desperately disappointed when, instead of the longed-for silver bangle, her Aunt Phoebe sends her a small, grey, pumpkin-shaped pincushion for her birthday. But at night, when the full moon shines, the pumpkin turns out to be a magical one. It leads Molly and her twin brother Jack into a strange land and an extraordinary quest which is by turns thrilling, chilling and hair-raising. This eerie tale of high adventure has an enduring appeal to all who love to have their blood deliciously curdled.

Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781329631946

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Friday, 6 November 2015

Howard Pyle - The Story of the Champions of the Round Table

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle

Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristram, and Sir Percival in spirited adventures of love and triumph retold in Pyle's inimitable style.

Howard Pyle's stories of King Arthur and his knights are themselves legendary. Colorful tales of chivalry are combined with his own detailed illustrations to create an elegant and beautiful book.

This is the second in Pyle's set of four books on Arthur, covering the birth and life of Sir Launcelot and some Arthur's other knights.

Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781329632004

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Friday, 30 October 2015

Robert E Howard - The Shadow Kingdom and Other Weird Tales

The Shadow Kingdom and other weird tales

Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror." He is well known for having created the character Conan the Barbarian.

Meet Solomon Kane, Kull of Atlantis, Bran Mak Morn, Black Vulmea, James Allison and others in Howards weird tales of fantasy and horror. In these classics Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre.

Pages: 492
ISBN: 9781329632486

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Alice & Claude Askew - Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer

This is a collection of eight ghost stories, written by the remarkably prolific husband and wife team of Claude and Alice Askew, centering on Aylmer Vance, an investigator of the supernatural. Dexter, the narrator, meets Vance during a fishing holiday and Vance tells him three ghost stories on successive nights, each story involving Vance more closely in the action. The fourth story brings Dexter himself into the action, and reveals him to have unsuspected clairvoyant powers. The remaining stories feature Vance and Dexter as a sort of Holmes-and-Watson team investigating incidents not all of which prove to have supernatural causes.

The final story, “The Fear” is very effective, describing a house in which a general feeling of extreme fear grips the inhabitants at various times and locations; the emotion of fear is effectively evoked and an interesting tale is constructed as Vance and Dexter work to assign the fear “a local habitation and a name”.

Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781329376342

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Francis Stevens - Claimed

Claimed by Francis Stevens

Claimed opens with the recovery of a mysterious artifact, a strange box bearing an undecipherable inscription, from an uncharted island following an undersea volcanic explosion that nearly dooms the ship that discovers it. Brought back to civilization, the box is purchased by a crotchety old millionaire who quickly comes to regret it. Horrible apparitions of the sea appear at night and frightening dreams plague the old man, his niece and the young doctor who's serving him. While the doctor does what he can to learn of the box's origin and the meaning of the strange writing, the nonstop macabre visions, and occasional deaths, that have appeared in the box's wake eventually lead to the abduction of the old man and his niece by persons unknown. In pursuit of his employer across the high seas, the doctor learns of the box's evil origins from the mad sailor who originally found it.

 "One of the strangest and most compelling science fantasy novels you will ever read"

Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781329377646

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Carolyn Wells - Deep Lake Mystery

Deel Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells

Imagine a murder committed in a room which has been sealed from the inside, with no possible means of exit. Add to that image a wreath of flowers around the head and across the chest of the victim, a crucifix, an orange, a feather scarf tucked in here and there, two crackers, a handkerchief, and a feather duster, a nail and a watch in a water pitcher by the bedside. Place yourself in a position to solve the mystery behind this obvious murder of a wealthy man who was liked by everyone and had no known enemies.

Gray Norris is invited to join detective Keeley Moore and his wife at their vacation cottage at Deep Lake, for a relaxing month. That goes by the wayside when one of the Moore's neighbors is killed under bizarre circumstances behind a locked door. The only way the killer could have escaped the room was by diving from a third story window into the dangerous water below, avoiding hidden rocks and currents that could drag a swimmer under for good.

Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781329378919

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Monday, 5 October 2015

George MacDonald - Lilith

This is the story of Mr Vane, an orphan and heir to a large house - in which he has a vision that leads him through an old mirror into another world. In the trips he makes to this other world, he explores the mystery of evil. Mr. Vane owns a library that seems to be haunted by the former librarian, who looks much like a raven. After finally encountering the mysterious Mr. Raven, Vane learns that Raven had known his father; indeed, Vane's father had visited the strange parallel universe from which Raven comes and goes. Vane follows Raven into the world through the mirror. 

Lilith, written by the father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald, is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works, and among the most profound. 

George MacDonald is one of the most severely underrated authors of all time. A contemporary to Lewis Carroll and major influence on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, this man’s imagination apparently knew no bounds and that is incredibly apparent in his masterpiece, Lilith.

Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781329378346

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Charles Williams - War in Heaven

The Holy Grail surfaces in an obscure country parish in England and becomes variously a sacramental object to protect or a vessel of power to exploit. A group of three dark magicians attempt to use it as a power base and a means of destruction. The three who oppose them are an Archdeacon, a Duke, and a Clerk in a publishing house.

The battle of good versus evil is played out over the acquisition of the Grail which passes between the two sides. The use of the Grail by the forces of evil displays characters that are not your stereotypical villains. There is the banality of evil about them that makes what they do even more scary.

Of the three Inkling fantasy writers Charles Williams is the least known and appreciated. Yet, his series of supernatural fantasy novels are every bit as interesting and original as the books by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.

No 44 in Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult.

Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781329376878

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Friday, 18 September 2015

James Stephens - The Crock of Gold

The Crock of Gold by James Stephens
Truly unique, it is a mixture of philosophy, Irish folklore and the battle of the sexes all with charm, humour and good grace.

The Leprecauns of Gort na Cloca have their pot of gold stolen and for revenge kidnap the Philosophers' children Seamus and Brigid which sets into motion a series of events involving Angus Og, the Thin Woman of Inis Magrath, the fairy folk of the Shee, and the wise and profound musings of all involved.

It all rotates around the astonishing story of what happens when Pan shows up in Ireland, what Angus Og does about it, and what becomes of the Daughter of Murrachu who gets caught in between them. A mad-cap quest ensues as fairies, leprechauns and a philosopher being hunted by the police all get involved in the antics of the two gods.

“A really wonderful and unique book”

Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781329377615

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Herminie Templeton Kavanagh - The Adventures of Darby O'Gill and the Little People

These Whimsical folktales bring you the jumble and tumble of men and magical creatures who walk the lanes of the Emerald Isle by day and wander its fields by night. This history sets forth the only true account of the adventures of a daring Tipperary man named Darby O'Gill among the Fairies of Sleive-na-mon. These little people had long been feared by the good folk, always frightened that some curse might lead even the best of souls unto an exile in the fairy realm. Darby may not be able to hold onto their boon of three wishes or avoid being the butt of a joke, but he does earn the respect of their King and the chance to be merry with his friends from the enchanted realm. The Adventures of Darby O'Gill brings together the tales originally published in Herminie Templeton Kavanagh's two books, Darby O'Gill and the Good People, and Ashes of Old Wishes. The stories, filled with humor and adventure, bring Irish fairy mythology to life, as Darby and other characters meet these supernatural creatures.

Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781329377929

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Clarence Darrow - The Story of My Life

Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.

Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781329374096

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Edith Nesbit - The House of Arden

Edith Nesbit - The House of Arden
The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations, and the last members of the Arden line, Edred, Elfrida, and their Aunt Edith, have nothing to their names but the crumbling castle they live in. Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if—and only if—he can find it before the turns ten. With no time to lose, Edred and Elfrida secure the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them on a treasure hunt through the ages. Together, brother and sister visit some of the most thrilling periods of history and test their wits against real witches, highwaymen, and renegades. They find plenty of adventure, but will they find the treasure before Edred’s birthday? Probably one of the best children's books ever written! Illustrated.

Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781329374232

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Viktor Rydberg - Fädernas gudasaga

Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) återberättar här sagorna om våra fornnordiska gudar med Oden och Tor i spetsen. Om världens skapelse, världsträdet Yggrasil, de första människorna, Midgård och Valhall och de andra världarna, och om Ragnarök. Läs de svindlande äventyren som satt outplånliga spår i vår kulturhistoria och omgivning. Närmare en svensk "bibel" än så här går det inte att komma.

Sidor: 260
ISBN: 9781329373648

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Edith Nesbit - The Wonderful Garden

Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. Edith Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned. As Gore Vidal once wrote: "...though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing." Published more than 100 years ago, this is one of Nesbit's least-known children's books, out of print for many years but now it is finally back. Illustrated.

Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781329375222

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Howard Pyle - The Story of King Arthur and his Knights

In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin. In Pyle’s classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin’s spells, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times. A wonderfully fantastical and compelling version of the Arthur legend. Howard Pyle's stories of King Arthur and his knights are themselves legendary. Colorful tales of chivalry are combined with his own detailed illustrations to create an elegant and beautiful book.

Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781329373815

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Bram Stoker - Under the Sunset and other fantasy stories

Bram Stoker is most remembered for Dracula, but he wrote a lot of other books including this lovely collection of fantasy short stories.
Far, far away, there is a beautiful Country which no human eye has ever seen in waking hours. Under the Sunset it lies, where the distant horizon bounds the day, and where the clouds, splendid with light and color, give a promise of the glory and beauty that encompass it. Sometimes it is given to us to see it in dreams. This Country is the Land Under the Sunset. This is the story of that Country, and what happened when evil came to abide there. It is a story all of us must hear.

Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781329025721

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Lars Ulwencreutz - Redaktör'n fäktar vidare

Redaktör'n fäktar vidare - i kampen att belysa verkligheten för de skumögda.

Redaktör’n är tillbaka! Oikofobernas skräck! Trots mordhot och telefonterror efter den förra boken, ”Redaktör’n har ordet”, är han nu alltså tillbaka, elakare än någonsin. Redaktör'n delar ut blandade käftsmällar åt de behövande och försöker belysa verkligheten för de skumögda. Politisk korrekthet är bannlyst här, vi föredrar att tänka självständigt och kritiskt. Endast döda fiskar flyter medströms som bekant. Redaktör'n hyser varken någon önskan eller förhoppning om att få folk att tycka och tänka som honom, tvärtom vill han få folk att tänka självständigt. Hans ständiga käpphäst är "Där alla tänker lika, är det inte många som tänker alls" - en perfekt beskrivning av en skock får. I den bästa av världar, och med en objektiv rapportering i press och media, skulle inte en bok som denna behövas. Men där är vi ju tyvärr inte. Så välkommen att ta del av Redaktör'ns syn på tillvaron i det land han kallar Absurdien.

Sidor: 372
ISBN: 9781329373990

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Friday, 24 July 2015

William Morris - Golden Wings and other fantasy stories

Golden Wings and Other Fantasy Stories is a collection of fantasy short stories by William Morris including the classics “Lindenborg Pool” and “The Hollow Land” among others.

Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781329025783

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Verner von Heidenstam - Svenskarna och deras hövdingar

Svenskarna och deras hövdingar är en bok med noveller skriven av Verner von Heidenstam 1908–1910, avsedd som läsebok i historia, på samma sätt som Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige var det i geografi. Den ingick i serien Läseböcker för Sveriges barndomsskolor. Novellerna är historiskt baserade och sträcker sig från sagoåldern till Bernadotte. Här finns Ynglingaätten, Ansgars besök på Birka, Håtunaleken, Nyköpings gästabud och alla andra dramatiska ögonblick ur vår historia. Kort sagt innehåller den allt man behöver veta för att vara allmänbildad i svensk historia.

Sidor: 564
ISBN: 9781329025554

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Eleanor M Ingram - The Thing from the Lake

To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place. Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once. Soon he begins hearing strange ominous sounds emanating from the tiny lake at the back of the house coupled with a permeation of sickly odors. An evil presence then begins to visit him during the witching hours of the late night, challenging him to a battle of wits from which there can be only one victor. Is his mysterious female visitor there to help and encourage him to flee from the house, or is she working in tandem with The Thing From the Lake? A gripping, occasionally frightening tale, Ms. Eleanor M Ingram wastes no time in grabbing the reader into the story and manages to weave a tale that will leave the reader guessing at every turn of events.

Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781329025707

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Carolyn Wells - The Man Who Fell Through the Earth

The Man Who Fell Through the Earth by Carolyn Wells. A lawyer is leaving his office on the top floor of an office building. He sees the shadows of two men fighting through the clouded glass of an office door followed by a shot from the office across the hall. He goes to investigate. He finds no sign of either victim or assailant despite the fact that no one could have passed him in the hallway without being seen. A murder has been committed, that of the banker. Who is the murderer? A business associate, the banker’s beautiful ward, or a mysterious woman who had been in the office earlier? And what part, if any, was played by the amnesia victim pulled from the river; a man who insists that his earliest memory is of falling through a hole in the earth?

Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781329025387

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Monday, 29 June 2015

What if... No 3 - Occult Detective Fiction

Special issue - Occult Detective Stories

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Francis Stevens - The Heads of Cerberus

Written by the woman whose pseudonym was Francis Stevens, it has been hailed as the first alternate history novel. Fantasy master H. P. Lovecraft hailed Francis Stevens as among "the top grade of writers." "The Heads of Cerberus" tells of "an alternate-world Philadelphia, reached by a handful of this-world people. This Philadelphia is one in which the political corruptors have become ruthless autocrats, ruling through phony "civic service" competitions which result in cynically brutal enslavement of the people. The name of William Penn has become, under the organizational label of "Penn Service," the very fountainhead of viciously depraved, dictatorial government. Definitely a classic and fun to read."

Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781329025431

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Philip Francis Nowlan - The Adventures of Buck Rogers


“Armageddon - 2419 A.D.” - Buck, a victim of accidental suspended animation, awakens five hundred years later to discover America groaning under the tyranny of the villainous Han, ruling from the safety of their armored machine-cities. Falling in love with one of America's new warrior-women, Wilma Deering, Rogers soon become a central figure in using newly-developed scientific weapons - disintegrators, jumping belts, inertron, and paralysis rays - to revolt against the Han.

“Airlords of Han” - He and beloved, warrior-woman Wilma Deering, must lead a desperate a battle to the finish against a superior foe - using futuristic weapons such as disintegrators, jumping belts, inertron, paralysis rays, and atomic torpedoes. The climatic conflict features a special effects battle of ships and rays that would challenge even today's greatest filmmakers to reproduce successfully on film.

Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781329106765

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Clara Tschudi - Ludwig II King of Bavaria

Ludwig II - the Fairy Tale King - was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his mysterious death. He succeeded to the throne aged 18. Two years later Bavaria was effectively absorbed into the German Empire. Ludwig remained King of Bavaria, but largely ignored such state affairs as remained to Bavaria in favor of extravagant artistic and architectural projects. He commissioned the construction of two lavish palaces and the Neuschwanstein Castle, and was a devoted patron of the composer Richard Wagner. Ludwig spent the royal revenues (but not state funds) on these projects, borrowed extensively, and defied all attempts by his ministers to restrain him. This was used against him to declare him insane, an accusation which has since been refuted, and this led to his mysterious death. Was it suicide, an accident or a murder? Ludwig is well-regarded and even revered by many Bavarians today. His legacy of architecture and art includes many of Bavaria's important tourist attractions. Illustrated.

Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781329073739

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Charles Williams - Many Dimensions

A remarkable object has fallen into the hands of the abominable scientist Sir Giles Tumulty. Once positioned at the center of the crown of King Solomon, it is a stone of astonishing and terrifying power, capable of good and evil alike. Anyone who touches it can move through time and space, perform miracles, and heal or kill. The stone can replicate itself, and does so during the course of Sir Giles’s inhuman experiments, subsequently falling into numerous unworthy hands throughout England. There are those who will attempt to use the stone for personal gain, only to discover that it is they themselves being used by a power beyond their comprehension; some will find themselves trapped in eternally repeating nightmares from which there is no escape; still others will be freed from their earthly burdens. And so begins the battle between the forces of darkness and light for control of the most dangerous object in existence. A gripping metaphysical thriller by Charles Williams.

Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781329025462

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Thomas Bulfinch - Legends of Charlemagne

Kind of a biography, based on myths, legends and stories about “Charlemagne” – Charles the Great, king of the Franks. Read about the adventures of the fantastic Paladines and about the greatest of them all – Roland. By Thomas Bulfinch.

Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781312184817

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Cenydd Morus - The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed

A fantasy adventure, a forgotten masterpiece, based on the medieval Welsh prose pieces known as the Mabinogi. Cynudd Morus real name is Kenneth Morris. Morris use of the Welsh Celtic materials as the basis for his fantasies set both the style and the tone adopted by a number of later writers—Lloyd Alexander and Alan Garner among others. Kenneth Morris is considered to be one of the master prose stylist of fantasy in the 20th century together with E R Eddison and J R R Tolkien.

Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781329006089

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Friday, 8 May 2015

Robert E Howard - Steve Harrison and Colleagues

Robert E Howard is well known for his stories about Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. But he also wrote horror-, fantasy- and mystery- stories. This nice collection contains his supernatural detective stories about Steve Harrison and others like him, men investigating crimes of supernatural character.

Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781312184954

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Collected Swedish Folk Tales

The following volume of Swedish folk-tales represents a careful choice, after the best original sources, of those examples of their kind which not only appeared most colorful and entertaining, but also most racially Swedish in their flavor. For the fairy-tales of each of the three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own. The wealth of material available has made it possible to give due representation to most types of fairy-tales, from the stories of older origin, the tales of giant, troll, and werewolf, to such delightful tales as "Lasse, My Thrall", "The Princess and the Glass Mountain" and "Prince Hat under the Ground" colored with the rich and ornate stylistic garb of medieval chivalric poesy. There has been no attempt to "rewrite" these charming folk-and fairy-tales in the translation. This book is not illustrated.

Pages: 336
ISBN:  9781329025547

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Aurora Ljungstedt - Hastfordska vapnet

Hastfordska vapnet – av Aurora Ljungstedt, är troligen den första riktiga deckaren skriven på svenska. Och med deckare avses här en riktig pusseldeckare. Kriminalhistorier hade skrivits tidigare men inte pusseldeckare och denna är faktiskt skriven långt innan till exempel Sherlock Holmes-historien ”En studie i rött” (1870 respektive 1887), så den är verkligen tidig även ur ett internationellt perspektiv. ”Hastfordska vapnet” är därmed ännu en av Aurora Ljungstedts milstolpar inom svensk litteraturhistoria. Bokens ”deckare” är de båda konkurrerande ”privatspanarna” domare Benjamin och den listiga tjänsteflickan Lisslena. Handlingen utspelar sig i såväl de jämtländska skogarna som i universitetsmiljön i Uppsala. Intrigen är Agatha Christie värdig och här finns allt från adelsmän och övergivna förfallna herrgårdar till råbarkade typer och nattliga besök på kyrkogårdar. Och så mord och oväntade vändningar givetvis. 
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Sidor: 144
ISBN: 9781312945661

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Mary Shelly - The Last Man

The Last Man
Mary Shelley, most famous for “Frankenstein” also wrote several other novels and short stories. “The Last Man” was her second best-seller, written about ten years after the publication of “Frankenstein”. The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel about tragic love and a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. It reflects Shelley's fears about civilization and the shortcomings of human behavior. Lionel Verney, the narrator and last survivor of a twenty-first century plague, recounts how he discovers a manuscript written in 2100. But aside from the novel being delightful and arguably obscure entertainment for the Romantic literature aficionado, it is the foundation of English Sci-Fi from H.G. Wells to Arthur C. Clarke, not to mention such works as “The Stand” by Stephen King and “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson.

Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781312184862

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Lyndon Orr - Famous Affinities of History

"Famous Affinities of History" is a book of passion-filled accounts of the most famous love affairs of history. The stories of Cleopatra, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Jonathan Swift, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Byron, George Sand and other famous people of all times (even those of royal blood are not spared), are dealt with in Lyndon Orr's own interesting and suspenseful style. This book makes an informative, interesting and thoroughly enjoyable read, giving us an insight into the lives and lifestyles of various popular figures of history.

Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781312184824

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Aurora Ljungstedt - Hin Ondes Hus

Hin ondes hus – av Aurora Ljungstedt, sin tids mest lästa svenska författare alla kategorier, ofta beskriven som Sveriges svar på Edgar Allan Poe. Aurora Ljungstedt satte flera milstolpar inom den svenska litteraturhistorien, varav denna hennes debutroman från 1853 är en. Hin ondes hus är nämligen den första gotiska skräckromanen på svenska. Här varvas spökhus, gamla dokument och vansinne med mord, hemligheter och perverterad kärlek om vartannat precis som det ska i en klassisk skräckroman.
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Sidor: 318
ISBN: 9781312945715

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Algernon Blackwood - The Extra Day

The Extra Day
Algernon Blackwood's tale is about three children growing up in the Old Mill House in the Victorian era. Judy, Tim, and Maria were just little children. It was impossible to say exactly what their ages were, except that they were just the usual age, that Judy was the eldest, Maria the youngest, and that Tim, accordingly, came in between the two. When their Uncle Felix comes to visit, his magical storytelling and patience with the children impacts their lives significantly. There is a great deal of foreshadowing that a great surprise is coming with a great revelation. For instance, Uncle Felix says, "Time always prevents, doesn't it? If only we could make it stop - get behind time, as it were - we might have a chance. Some day, perhaps, we shall." Uncle Felix challenges the children to talk to the night wind and ask it for answers. Although this book was not necessarily written for children, it is a great book to read to kids.

Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781304998248

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Unknown Authors - Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is a barber who dispatches his victims by pulling a lever as they sit in his barber chair. His victims fall backward down a revolving trapdoor into the basement of his shop, generally causing them to break their necks or skulls. In case they are alive, Todd goes to the basement and "polishes them off" (slitting their throats with his straight razor). After Todd has robbed his dead victims of their goods, Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime, assists him in disposing of the bodies by baking their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the unsuspecting customers of her pie shop.
All the horror stories in this nice collection are written by unknown authors.

Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781304998422

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Friday, 13 March 2015

E. F. Benson - The Horror-Horn

An extraordinary collection of 31 short stories of the supernatural and the weird from E. F. Benson, one of the greatest horror and fantasy writers.

Pages: 412
ISBN: 9781304998286

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Finally! "What if..." No 2

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Friday, 6 March 2015

H. P. Blavatsky - Nightmare Tales

Helena Blavatsky, one of the most fascinating women in history, founder of the Theosophical Society, is most well known for her promulgation of a theosophical system of thought, often referred to under various names, including: The Occult Science, The Esoteric Tradition, The Wisdom of the Ages, etc., or simply as Occultism or Theosophy. She wrote several books in the subject. But she also wrote short stories with supernatural content, and this is a collection of these stories. Be prepared for nightmares!

Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781312184893

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Tales of Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic

A mix of history, legends, myths and seafaring lore from many ages and cultures about mysterious islands in the Atlantic. The Story of Atlantis, Taliessin of the Radiant Brow, The Swan-Children of Lir, Usheen in the Island of Youth, Bran the Blessed, The Castle of the Active Door, Merlin the Enchanter, Sir Lancelot of the Lake, The Half-Man, King Arthur at Avalon, Maelduin's Voyage, The Voyage of St. Brandan, Kirwan's Search for Hy-Brasail, The Isle of Satan's Hand, Antillia - the Island of the Seven Cities, Harald the Viking, The Search for Norumbega, The Guardians of the St. Lawrence, The Island of Demons, Bimini and the Fountain of Youth.

Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781312184985

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