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Lovecraft in historical context : essays By David Haden
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CONTENTS: The Monoliths under the Sea (a new short story, and a prequel to "Call of Cthulhu") / A note on the origin and derivation of ‘Necronomicon’ / “Dagon” : war... More > and science at the origin of Lovecraft’s mythos / “The Rats In The Walls” : otherness and British culture / “Nyarlathotep” : science, sound, and the chaos of the Other / Lovecraft, the Cephalopoda, and the New England Sea Monster tradition / “Call of Cthulhu” : possible influences, and some notes on its enduring appeal / “At The Mountains of Madness” : some notes on Lovecraft’s possible visual inspirations. 74 pages, 13,000 words. Illustrated. Published August 2010.< Less
The Historical Adventures of Thomas Balfour By Ty Rosenow
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Thomas Balfour is a University of St. Andrews student in Scotland who is a history major. All he needs to do is to go to a library, open up a book based off of a historical event and goes back in... More > time. Unfortunately, there is something strange about this time travel. Will Thomas Balfour and his friends be able to defeat the strange people and fix the events? The Historical Adventures of Thomas Balfour will take you on a journey through time in this page turning book with the combination of history, fantasy, romance, science fiction, and action!< Less
The Historical Adventures of Thomas Balfour By Ty Rosenow
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Thomas Balfour is a University of St. Andrews student in Scotland who is a history major. All he needs to do is to go to a library, open up a book based off of a historical event and goes back in... More > time. Unfortunately, there is something strange about this time travel. Will Thomas Balfour and his friends be able to defeat the strange people and fix the events?< Less
Ifs Imagine Fantasy Science Fiction By Mark Brandon Allen
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Divided into eleven short stories, a novelette, two flash fiction nouvelles and five eclectic works of poetry the collection enjoys a sense of fun along with a bit of serious commentary. From the... More > very first entry to the last, these ifs explore the many facets of the two speculative genres. In summation, within the context of Fantasy and Science Fiction pulps, ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION has a fair bit to recommend it to the speculative fiction reader. All told the nineteen ifs within the books lineup make up a meaty and satisfying read.< Less
ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION By Mark Brandon Allen
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"What if?” That short two word interrogatory has certainly produced many interesting results in the annals of Fantasy and Science Fiction. ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION delivers a... More > full complement of nineteen what ifs from author Mark Brandon Allen. Divided into eleven short stories, a novelette, two flash fiction nouvelles and five eclectic works of poetry the collection enjoys a sense of fun along with a bit of serious commentary. From the very first entry to the last, these ifs explore the many facets of the two speculative genres including historic, contemporary, apocalyptic, shapeshifer, gothic, slipstream, anthropomorphic and time travel. Within the context of Fantasy and Science Fiction pulps, ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION has a fair bit to recommend it to the speculative fiction reader. All told the nineteen ifs within the books lineup make up a meaty and satisfying read.< Less
The Fools' Pilgrimage: a fantasy on the tarot initiation By Voyen Koreis
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Millions of tomes packed with wisdom had ended their existence in flames, and such fate would have also awaited the Tarots, had their unknown but immensely wise creators not designed a deck of cards... More > instead of a book. The fervent believers in various orthodoxies thus overlooked them in their purges. The Tarot trumps are milestones, set to mark the path of the future initiates. Carl Jung described them as archetypes. In dreams, in myths, in fairy tales or songs of peoples of all historical epochs, essentially the same archetypal figures will always appear - the Mother, the Father, the Hero, the Magician, the Wise Man/Woman, the Fool. There are also archetypal situations and concepts - love, birth, death, justice, self-sacrifice, hope, etc. Archetypes in various guises can be found in the twenty-two Tarot trumps. Above them all stands the Tarot Fool as the archetype of an eternal pilgrim. In this novel he takes the dive and then threads his way through the labyrinth of the world.< Less
The Fools' Pilgrimage: a fantasy on the tarot initiation By Voyen Koreis
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Millions of tomes packed with wisdom had ended their existence in flames, and such fate would have also awaited the Tarots, had their unknown but immensely wise creators not designed a deck of cards... More > instead of a book. The fervent believers in various orthodoxies thus overlooked them in their purges. The Tarot trumps are milestones, set to mark the path of the future initiates. Carl Jung described them as archetypes. In dreams, in myths, in fairy tales or songs of peoples of all historical epochs, essentially the same archetypal figures will always appear - the Mother, the Father, the Hero, the Magician, the Wise Man/Woman, the Fool. There are also archetypal situations and concepts - love, birth, death, justice, self-sacrifice, hope, etc. Archetypes in various guises can be found in the twenty-two Tarot trumps. Above them all stands the Tarot Fool as the archetype of an eternal pilgrim. In this novel he takes the dive and then threads his way through the labyrinth of the world.< Less
Tales of Magic and Mayhem: A Collection of Fantasy Short Stories By Mark Lord
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“The pacing is excellent and Mark Lord does not waste a word too much.” Review of ‘Chivalry: A Jake Savage Adventure’ at Edi’s Book Lighthouse “Mark’s story... More > is engaging and thrilling ... his pacing is good, the dialogue is tight, and the plot is absorbing. His style is clean and precise and executed extremely well.” Review of ‘Bisclavret (The Werewolf)’ Steven Till If you like your fantasy gritty and thrilling then you need to get a copy of Tales of Magic and Mayhem. In this collection of stories you can read about marrying a werewolf, pacts with demons, the domestic disputes of gods, the horrors of medieval war, and why not to dabble in necromancy. Every story is full of action, adventure and the supernatural. Tales of Magic and Mayhem is a collection of five fantasy short stories from Mark Lord. The collection includes: Chivalry: A Jake Savage Adventure Bird Talk: A Tale of Medieval Magic Bisclavret (The Werewolf) Forged in Blood Demon River< Less
God: Fact or fantasy. What do you believe? By George Rowland
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Does God really exist, or is religion just a fantasy, a journey on the road to nowhere? This book explores some of the historical, sociological and psychological reasons why people may be drawn... More > towards a belief in God. The origins of religion are investigated and the world of religious philosophy is briefly visited before some of the philosophical arguments which have been put forward in support of God’s existence are considered. The scientific arguments for the origin of the universe and for the creation and evolution of life are examined and compared with the arguments from a religious point of view. Some of the inconsistencies of religion are debated and it is suggested that perhaps certain aspects may be purely symbolic. However, the intention is to present you, the reader, with well thought out and balanced arguments so that you can make your own decision as to what you believe.< Less
Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History By Mark Lord et al.
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Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History contains seven top-quality stories from a variety of genres: horror, alternate history and fantasy, as well as straight... More > historical fiction, including four stories set during World War II. If you’re looking for something other than World War II then we also have two stories from the Nineteenth Century and one from the Middle Ages. The seven stories featured in Alt Hist Issue 4 are: ‘Restless’ by Dylan Fox ‘Kleine Menschen’ by Eric Jackson ‘Feast of Faith’ by Shane Rhinewald ‘Three Months of Summer’ by Svetlana Kortchik ‘The Stork’ by George Piper ‘Battalion 202: A Blinded Falcon’ and ‘Battalion 202: Into the Darkness’ by Jonathan Doering< Less