Download The Sword & Sorcery Anthology PDF

The Sword & Sorcery Anthology

Author :
Publisher : Tachyon Publications
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1616960930
Pages : 481 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (96 downloads)

Download The Sword & Sorcery Anthology PDF Format Full Free by Robert E Howard and published by Tachyon Publications. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blood will flow, heads will roll, dragons will soar, and the dead shall rise. Journey to ancient cities ruled by sinister mages, storm-tossed seas where monsters dwell, mysterious towers full of ancient secrets, and dark dungeons with untold treasures. From Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian to George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, join the legendary heroes and villains in nineteen epic adventures that are sure to bring out the barbarian in you. Anti-hero Elric infiltrates a band of mercenaries to match wits with a powerful sorcerer. With her trio of dragons, Daenerys Stormbringer makes a fool’s bargain with slave traders. A mage’s apprentice, the young Grey Mouser uses newfound power to battle an evil duke. Conan breaks into the Tower of the Elephant to steal a spectacular jewel with a dark secret. Despite her drunkard’s ways, Malmury slays an old sea troll before facing his powerful daughter.


Download Swords & Dark Magic PDF

Swords & Dark Magic

Author :
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 0062000284
Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 ( downloads)

Download Swords & Dark Magic PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Strahan and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-06-22 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A truly breathtaking new anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders, Swords & Dark Magic offers stunning new tales of sword and sorcery action, romance, and dark adventure written by some of the most respected, bestselling fantasy writers working today—from Joe Abercrombie to Gene Wolfe. An all-new Elric novella from the legendary Michael Moorcock and a new visit to Majipoor courtesy of the inimitable Robert Silverberg are just two of the treasures offered in Swords & Dark Magic—a fantasy lover’s dream.


Download Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! #6 PDF

Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! #6

Author :
Publisher : Timaios Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 9789187611391
Pages : 230 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (187 downloads)

Download Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! #6 PDF Format Full Free by Lin Carter and published by Timaios Press. This book was released on 2021-01-24 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get out your trusty broadsword and your masculinity, and return with us to the glory days of old-time Sword & Sorcery fiction. Sure, it's not "fine literature," but, faced with a giant snake or an evil wizard, who'd you rather have at your side: the Great Gatsby or Conan the Cimmerian? This anthology, a revival of Lin Carter's celebrated Flashing Swords! series, sets forth new adventures of worthies including Thongor of Lemuria, Varla of Valkarth, Elak of Atlantis, the mighty Hercules, and others. You'll thrill to the exploits and to the inspired writing, worthy of the Nemedian Chronicles! Our authors include Lin Carter, Pierre Comtois, Glenn Owen Barrass, Steve Lines, Robert M. Price, Glenn Usher, and others -- plus a Graphic Novella by Clayton Hinkle featuring Tonga of Lost Lemuria. The first edition of this anthology was retracted and never properly released. This is a new, thoroughly reworked edition from a new publisher -- and of course much, much better! CONTENTS "Flashing Words" Introduction by Robert M. Price "A Prince of Mars" by Lin Carter & Robert M. Price "Curse of the White Witch" by Wayne Judge "Bellico and the Tower of Mouths" by Richard Toogood "Immortals of Lemuria" by Robert M. Price "The Vanishing Conjurer" by Glynn Owen Barrass "World of the Black Sun" by Pierre V. Comtois "Boscastle and the Swamp Enchantress" by Jason Ross Cummings "Varla and the Mad Magician" by Steve Lines & Glen M. Usher "Hercules versus the Cyclops" by Santiago del Dardano Turann "Tonga of Lemuria" by Clayton L. Hinkle


Download Dreams of Fire and Steel PDF

Dreams of Fire and Steel

Author :
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 9781986651905
Pages : 238 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (986 downloads)

Download Dreams of Fire and Steel PDF Format Full Free by Alex Johnson and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2018-03-20 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These mighty tales and rhymes of wizards and warriors, related by the keenest bards of our time, make a feast of words fit for a barbarian king. Fans of Michael Moorcock, Karl Edward Wagner and Robert E. Howard should find much herein to please them. Drain a mead and take a look.


Download The Book of Swords PDF

The Book of Swords

Author :
Publisher : Bantam
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 0399593772
Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (593 downloads)

Download The Book of Swords PDF Format Full Free by George R. R. Martin and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin And an introduction by Gardner Dozois “When fine writer and expert editor [Gardner] Dozois beckons, authors deliver—and this surely will be one of the year’s essential anthologies.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Download The Unicorn Anthology PDF

The Unicorn Anthology

Author :
Publisher : Tachyon Publications
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1616962836
Pages : 333 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (962 downloads)

Download The Unicorn Anthology PDF Format Full Free by Peter S. Beagle and published by Tachyon Publications. This book was released on 2019-04-19 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “What a treasure trove!” —Sarah Beth Durst, author of Queen of the Blood Unicorns: Not just for virgins anymore. Here are sixteen lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carrie Vaughn, and more. In this volume you will find two would-be hunters who enlist an innkeeper to find a priest hiding the secret of the last unicorn. A time traveler tries to corral an unruly mythological beast that might never have existed at all. The lover and ex-boyfriend of a dying woman join forces to find a miraculous remedy in New York City. And a small-town writer of historical romances discovers a sliver of a mysterious horn in a slice of apple pie.


Download The Book of Swords PDF

The Book of Swords

Author :
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 0008274673
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (274 downloads)

Download The Book of Swords PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2017-10-19 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An epic collection of fantasy tales in the grand tradition, including a never-before-published A Song of Ice and Fire story by George R.R. Martin and an introduction by Gardner Dozois.


Download The Rose and The Knight PDF

The Rose and The Knight

Author :
Publisher : Luís Falcão de Magalhães
Release Date :
ISBN 13 :
Pages : 168 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( downloads)

Download The Rose and The Knight PDF Format Full Free by Luis Falcao de Magalhaes and published by Luís Falcão de Magalhães. This book was released on 2022-09-20 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eregar and his shield-brothers expected to face an army. They clashed with a goddess instead. Will grit and steel prevail against the fury of the Sun? Young Eregar was just knighted by the Order of The Tower. He now marches alongside his heroes to thwart an invasion by the neighboring empire. After a hunting foray gone wrong, one of the greatest champions of his Order takes him under his tutelage. But as they approach their objective, the weather itself turns against the knights. Rumors say the enemy commander wields the power of the Sun-God. Will Eregar and his shield brothers survive the wrath of the legendary general known as The Rose of the North? Written by Luís Falcão de Magalhães as a new entry point into his “Legends of Elessia” Sword & Sorcery series, “The Rose and The Knight” is a classic Heroic Fantasy short-story anthology. Follow the knight Eregar on his coming-of-age journey and fateful encounters with the supernatural beings of Elessia. Find out how the priest Lucius first discovered the grace of the Moon-Goddess after a brush with the creatures of the night. And witness Oskar Hoffritz, the Girmun artisan, as he attempts to defend the priestess Aurora from murder charges… In a tribunal of cats. Buy this short-story anthology now for a deep dive into the world of Elessia, a land filled with classic, sword & sorcery heroic fantasy adventures. Stories with heroes you love ( and villains you love to hate), twists, medieval warfare, and mythical beings — brand-new fantasy adventures told in an old way.


Download The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26 PDF

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26

Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1472106075
Pages : 768 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (16 downloads)

Download The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26 PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-09-19 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nearly three decades, Gardner Dozois has been presenting his weighty and eclectic annual selection of short science fiction that deserves to be better known to a wider audience. It has consistently been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine, overwhelmingly more often than any other collection. Unfailingly, Dozois's selection offers the very best stories of the year, showcasing outstanding new talents alongside acknowledged masters of the genre. This year's collection is no exception, including the work of over 30 writers, including: Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley, Linda Nagata, Indrapreamit Das, Pat Cadigan, Andy Duncan, Brit Mandelo, Carrie Vaughn and many more. It includes, as ever, Dozois's magisterial summation of 2012 in SF. Praise for previous editions: This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades. The Guardian. Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.


Download Tales of the Black Arts PDF

Tales of the Black Arts

Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 9780692223451
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (692 downloads)

Download Tales of the Black Arts PDF Format Full Free by Robert Helmbrecht and published by . This book was released on 2014-06-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tales of the Black Arts: A Sword & Sorcery Anthology brings together a dozen tales of the fantastic. Exciting tales of dragons, wizards, warriors and gods. Stories by Aaron J. French, Jacqueline Seewald, Lon Prater, Jay Wilburn, Jennifer Crow, Rie Sheridan Rose, Jason M Waltz, DJ Tyrer, David L. Craddock, Cameron Suey, Jonathan Shipley, and Diana Whiley. Cover art by Luke Spooner.


Download The Book of Swords: Part 2 PDF

The Book of Swords: Part 2

Author :
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 0008274738
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (274 downloads)

Download The Book of Swords: Part 2 PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An epic collection of fantasy tales in the grand tradition, including a never-before-published A Song of Ice and Fire story by George R.R. Martin and an introduction by Gardner Dozois.


Download The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection PDF

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author :
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1250028043
Pages : 704 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (28 downloads)

Download The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection PDF Format Full Free by Gardner Dozois and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2013-07-23 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories


Download Invaders PDF

Invaders

Author :
Publisher : Tachyon Publications
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1616962259
Pages : 398 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (962 downloads)

Download Invaders PDF Format Full Free by W. P. Kinsella and published by Tachyon Publications. This book was released on 2016-06-20 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The invasion of the future has begun. Literary legends including Steven Millhauser, Junot Diáz, Amiri Baraka, and Katharine Dunn have attacked the borders of the every day. Like time traveling mad-scientists, they have concocted outrageous creations from the future. They have seized upon tales of technology gone wrong and mandated that pulp fiction must finally grow up. In these wildly-speculative stories you will discover the company that controls the world from an alley in Greenwich Village. You’ll find nanotechnology that returns memories to the residents of a nursing home. You’ll rally an avian-like alien to become a mascot for a Major League Baseball team. The Invaders are here. But did science fiction colonize them first?


Download Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] PDF

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]

Author :
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 0313357471
Pages : 763 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (357 downloads)

Download Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] PDF Format Full Free by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 763 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes


Download Race and Popular Fantasy Literature PDF

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1317532171
Pages : 239 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (532 downloads)

Download Race and Popular Fantasy Literature PDF Format Full Free by Helen Young and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan engagements on race and representation. Approaching Fantasy as a significant element of popular culture, it visits the struggles over race, racism, and white privilege that are enacted within creative works across media and the communities which revolve around them. While scholars of Science Fiction have explored the genre’s racialized constructs of possible futures, this book is the first examination of Fantasy to take up the topic of race in depth. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, drawing on Literary, Cultural, Fan, and Whiteness Studies, offers a cultural history of the anxieties which haunt Western popular culture in a century eager to declare itself post-race. The beginnings of the Fantasy genre’s habits of whiteness in the twentieth century are examined, with an exploration of the continuing impact of older problematic works through franchising, adaptation, and imitation. Young also discusses the major twenty-first century sub-genres which both re-use and subvert Fantasy conventions. The final chapter explores debates and anti-racist praxis in authorial and fan communities. With its multi-pronged approach and innovative methodology, this book is an important and original contribution to studies of race, Fantasy, and twenty-first century popular culture.


Download Dracula in Visual Media PDF

Dracula in Visual Media

Author :
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 0786462019
Pages : 312 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (462 downloads)

Download Dracula in Visual Media PDF Format Full Free by John Edgar Browning and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.


Download Night & Demons PDF

Night & Demons

Author :
Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release Date :
ISBN 13 : 1618249584
Pages : 576 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (249 downloads)

Download Night & Demons PDF Format Full Free by David Drake and published by Baen Publishing Enterprises. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here are weird stories set in the present, along with alternative histories filled with gritty realism and exacting detail as well as an assortment of horrors and monsters. Most of all, here are the tough heroes who throughout time master their own fears and face the very real terrors that haunt existence. Sometimes these heroes win a partial victory. Sometimes its enough to go down fighting. Before Drake was a best-selling author of military science fiction, he was a prolific writer of horror and fantasy short fiction. _Denkirch,Ó Drakes first sale, is here, and well as many stories set in the worlds of his fantasy novels (Ranks of Bronze, Lord of the Isles, and others). More than just a collection of stories, Night & Demons features extensive story notes that chronicle the development of one of science fiction's most popular writers, and provide detailed snapshots of the larger-than-life editors, publishers, and writers with whom Drake has worked throughout his career. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About David Drake: _[T]he way Drake takes a tried formula and turns it on its ear is what makes him one of the modern masters of SF.Ó _Otherwhere Gazette _[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tank ã rivals Crane and Remarque ãÓ _Chicago Sun-Times _Drake couldnt write a bad action scene at gunpoint.Ó _Booklist About David Drakes RCN series: _[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.Ó -Publishers Weekly on the _RCNÓ series. _The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!Ó _Philadelphia Weekly Press _[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes alongãcharacter development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.Ó _SFReader.com