P. The novel is a hallucinatory account of a recluse's stay at a remote house, and his experiences of supernatural creatures and otherworldly dimensions. Lovecraft listed the house on the borderland and other works by Hodgson among his greatest influences, later, and Terry Pratchett has called the novel "the Big Bang in my private universe as a science fiction and fantasy reader and, writer" .
American horror writer H. The house on the borderland is a supernatural horror novel by the British writer William Hope Hodgson.
The Night Land
He must journey alone through the evil darkness to find her, knowing that she is the reincarnation of his past precious love. In that distant time Earth is only dimly lit by the remaining glow of the dead Sun. Telling the story of a dying earth, mourning the death of his true love, The Night Land begins with a man from the 17th century who, is given a vision through the eyes his future incarnation.
The last millions of the human race cluster together inside the Last Redoubt, a huge metal pyramid, and are set upon by mysterious forces from the dark outside. Leaving the protection of their refuge means certain death, but our narrator makes mind contact with a survivor in a forgotten Lesser Redoubt.
The King in Yellow Illustrated
The yellow sign" inspired a film of the same name released in 2001. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book is described by S. T. There are 10 stories, mention the king in yellow, "the mask", the first four of which, "The Repairer of Reputations", "In the Court of the Dragon" and "The Yellow Sign", a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it.
Joshi as a classic in the field of the supernatural. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories.
The Night Land
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The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes, until he eventually becomes part of the "cosmic mind. First published in 1937, olaf stapledon's descriptions of alien life are a political commentary on human life in the turbulent inter-war years.
Clarke and which Jorge Luis Borges called "a prodigious novel. ". The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and ultimately argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from culturally ingrained thought and our inevitable anthropomorphism. Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work.
This is the first scholarly edition of a book that influenced such writers as C. S. Lewis and Arthur C.
A Dreamer's Tales Annotated Edition
Le guin and gene Wolfe in this one of a kind short story collection. Annotations and forward by James Portnow, the writer of Extra Credits, Extra Sci-fi and Extra History. The first annotated edition of Lord Dunsany’s seminal fantasy work A Dreamer’s Tales. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Experience first had the realms of wonder that inspired Tolkien, H.
After London Dover Doomsday Classics
After london influenced William Morris, J. Remarkable in its early take on the apocalypse. Examiner. Coma catastrophe has descended upon England. Characterized by the observer as "the most beautiful of Victorian novels, " this 1885 tale pioneered the post-apocalyptic genre of science fiction. Amid the ruins of civilization and a countryside ravaged by warring tribes, a lone hero undertakes a quest to prove himself worthy of his beloved.
Author richard jefferies was a noted naturalist, and his scientific expertise informs the evocative descriptions of birds, plants, and animals. Tolkien, and countless other writers, and it remains a haunting tale of environmental collapse and dynamic adventure. R. R. An avid lover of wilderness, Jeffries devised a fantasy that places humanity in a state closer to nature.
London is now a pestilent swamp, dotted with the ghostly remains of ancient buildings. A giant lake dominates the center of the country, towns have collapsed and given way to forests, and the few scattered survivors have descended into barbarism.
The King in Yellow
Of twin suns sinking into the Lake of Hali. And, in dread-filled whispers or lunatic shouts, of the King in Yellow himself, come to rule the world. Of the yellow Sign and the Pallid Mask. They speak of Carcosa, where black stars hang in the heavens. Lovecraft to the creators of the hit TV series True Detective Nightmare imagery courses through these stories like blood through the veins.
P. Lovecraft, and the first season of the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective. P. In “the repairer of reputations, ” a lethal Chamber stands at the edge of Washington Square Park, open to all who can no longer bear the sorrows of life. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Ten twisted tales that have haunted generations of readers and writers from H. Chambers’s the king in yellow holds the answer to countless mysteries—some of which might just be better left unsolved. Nothing is stranger or more frightening, however, the play that links these tales to one another and to a larger fictional universe containing the ghost stories of Ambrose Bierce, than The King in Yellow, the cosmic horror of H.
A parisian sculptor discovers a liquid solution that can turn any living thing—a lily, a goldfish, a love-struck young woman—to stone in “The Mask. The unnamed narrator of “in the court of the Dragon” seeks respite in a church only to be driven mad by organ music that no one else can hear.
The Abyssal Plain: The R'lyeh Cycle
Enough with zombies, already. I'd pay to watch a TV show based on this book. Peter rawlik, author of ReanimatorsThey called it the Event. The event changed everything. Talley, and rich hawkins have created a timely and uniquely modern reimagining of the Cthulhu Mythos. The abyssal plain documents the apocalypse as inspired by H.
Told in the varied voices of its multiple writers--which lends to the feeling of a widespread event--this mosaic novel is a gripping, cinematic roller-coaster ride of action and suspense. The earthquakes came first, including the Big One, shattering the Pacific Rim and plunging the world into chaos. But as bad as that was, there is something worse.
The rising has begun. A lone man who abandoned the world for his addictions searches a waterlogged Austin for something, anything to cling to. Then the seas came, the skies opened, and the never-ending rain began. One man reaches for his own humanity, but what to do when humanity is an endangered species?And in the Pacific, He is rising.
In the abyssal plain: the r'lyeh cycle, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, authors William Holloway, Brett J. A cup full of tentacles mixed with existential nihilism and sprinkled with liberal quantities of gore, this is Lovecraftian horror with a bloody bent that few others have dared to explore. Little does he know that something else searches for him.
The Gods of Pegana
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A Voyage to Arcturus: A Sci-Fi Classic
R. S. A voyage to arcturus combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. R. An interstellar voyage is the framework for a narrative of a journey through fantastic landscapes. Tolkien, who said he read the book "with avidity".
Lewis' space Trilogy, and through him on J. This carefully crafted ebook: "A Voyage to Arcturus" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The lands through which the characters travel represent philosophical systems or states of mind, through which the main character, Maskull, passes on his search for the meaning of life.
David lindsay was an author now best remembered for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus. The story is set at tormance, which, an imaginary planet orbiting Arcturus, in the novel but not in reality is a double star system, consisting of stars Branchspell and Alppain. Described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the "greatest novel of the twentieth century", it was a central influence on C.
The secret of lindsay's originality as a novelist lies in his metaphysical assumptions.