Enigma Fantastique

Author: W. Gordon Allen
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787300210
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Thoughts, findings, & photos of UFOs. Biographical sketches of the life of Dr. Rudolf Steiner and of the life of Nikola Tesla. Both men born centuries before their time. Chapter headings include: Prometheus at the Springs; in the Den of Giants; Was.

Fantastique Interviews With Horror Sci Fi Fantasy Filmmakers Volume I

Author: Tony Earnshaw
Publisher: BearManor Media
ISBN:
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Honorable Mention for the 2017 Rondo Award The stories behind some of cinema's great movies by the people who made them. Here, in their own words, are insights, reminiscences and candid comments by the directors (and, occasionally, stars) of films as diverse as The Exorcist, Men in Black, Sleepy Hollow and Twelve Monkeys. The line-up is truly stellar. William Friedkin rubs shoulders with Barry Sonnenfeld and Will Smith. Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam recall the creation of their individual and unique projects. John Carpenter looks back at The Thing, once misunderstood but now lauded as a masterpiece. Zombie king George A. Romero retraces the corpse-strewn road that led to his return to movies with Land of the Dead. Quentin Tarantino talks passionately about the 'Grindhouse' experiment of Death Proof. And acclaimed newcomer Ben Wheatley, hailed as the savior of new British horror, reveals the background to Kill List. Just some of the filmmakers who have made a dent in the genre of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. TONY EARNSHAW has interviewed hundreds of film personalities while writing for such diverse publications as Fangoria, Cinema Reiro, Sight & Sound, Diabolique, Starburst, Film Review, Little Shoppe of Horrors and Scarlet Street. He is the author of An Actor and a Rare One -- Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes, Beating the Devil -- The Making of Night of the Demon, Made in Yorkshire (with Jim Moran), The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark (Ed.), Studies in the Horror Film: Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot (Ed.) and Under Milk Wood Revisited: The Wales of Dylan Thomas (with Mark Davis). His debut piece of horror fiction, 'Flies', appeared in The Eleventh Black Book of Horror, published by Mortbury Press in 2015.

Light Fantastique

Author: Cecilia Dominic
Publisher:
ISBN: 1945074051
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Everyone wears a mask. But the deadliest secrets hide in plain sight. Marie St. Jean’s supreme acting talent comes with a price: Every spellbinding performance extracts a piece of her soul. When she reluctantly steps into a role abandoned by another leading lady, she encounters the reason the other woman fled in terror—a ghostly spirit who promises to fix her affliction. Violinist Johann Bledsoe pulls her heart in a direction she dares not go, but with the Prussians surrounding Paris, she is well and truly trapped. Johann thought he’s left disgrace and his gambling debt behind in England, but a murder outside the Théâtre Bohème makes him fear he’s been exposed. Though his heart resonates for the ravishing daughter of Madame St. Jean, he knows that once the siege is over, he’ll have to keep running. Under the baleful eye of steam-powered ravens, more murders drive Marie and Johann closer to the truth of what really lurks below the stage, and what dangers hang over their heads. Their only hope could lie in exposing their darkest secrets—and surrendering to the Eros Element in a way that could push them irretrievably close to the edge of madness. Warning: Main ingredients include copious amounts of wine and decadent desserts. And drama. Mon dieu, lots of drama. May result in the uncontrollable urge to applaud even if you’re reading this in a public place.

The Secret History Of Magic

Author: Peter Lamont
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704458
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Pull back the curtain on the real history of magic – and discover why magic really matters If you read a standard history of magic, you learn that it begins in ancient Egypt, with the resurrection of a goose in front of the Pharaoh. You discover how magicians were tortured and killed during the age of witchcraft. You are told how conjuring tricks were used to quell rebellious colonial natives. The history of magic is full of such stories, which turn out not to be true. Behind the smoke and mirrors, however, lies the real story of magic. It is a history of people from humble roots, who made and lost fortunes, and who deceived kings and queens. In order to survive, they concealed many secrets, yet they revealed some and they stole others. They engaged in deception, exposure, and betrayal, in a quest to make the impossible happen. They managed to survive in a world in which a series of technological wonders appeared, which previous generations would have considered magical. Even today, when we now take the most sophisticated technology for granted, we can still be astonished by tricks that were performed hundreds of years ago. The Secret History of Magic reveals how this was done. It is about why magic matters in a world that no longer seems to have a place for it, but which desperately needs a sense of wonder.

Aphra Behn A Secret Life

Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448216958
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'Fascinating scholarship. Todd conveys Behn's vivacious character and the mores of the time' New York Times 'All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn; for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds,' said Virginia Woolf. Yet that tomb, in Westminster Abbey, records one of the few uncontested facts about this Restoration playwright, poet of the erotic and bisexual, political propagandist, novelist and spy: the date of her death, 16 April 1689. For the rest secrecy and duplicity are almost the key to her life. She loved codes, making and breaking them; writing her life becomes a decoding of a passionate but playful woman. In this revised biography, Janet Todd draws on documents she has rediscovered in the Dutch archives, and on Behn's own writings, to tell a story of court, diplomatic and sexual intrigue, and of the rise from humble origins of the first woman to earn her living as a professional writer. Aphra Behn's first notable employment was as a royal spy in Holland; she had probably also spied in Surinam. It was not until she was in her thirties that she published the first of the nineteen plays and other works which established her fame (though not riches) among her 'good, sweet, honey-candied readers'. Many of her works were openly erotic, indeed as frank as anything by her friends Wycherley and Rochester. Some also offered an inside view of court and political intrigues, and Todd reveals the historical scandals and legal cases behind some of Behn's most famous 'fictions'. Janet Todd, novelist and internationally renowned scholar, was president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and a Professor at Rutgers, NJ. An expert on women's writing and feminism, she has written about many writers, including Jane Austen, the Shelley Circle, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Aphra Behn. 'Ground-breaking it reads quickly and lightly. Even Todd's throwaway lines are steeped in learning' Women's Review of Books 'A major biography; of interest to everyone who cares about women as writers' Times Higher Education Supplement

Dark Dreamers

Author: Stanley Wiater
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
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THE DREAMSPINNERS WHO WEAVE NIGHTMARES They lead us through wondrous doors to the dark side of imagination—exposing our most carefully hidden fantasies … and our deepest fears. Now twenty-six of the world's premier Maestros of the Macabre share their secrets, their goals, their creative terrors … and reveal the voices that called them into a shadowworld of demons and devils. Contains interviews with the following: Clive Barker Robert Bloch Gary Brandner Ramsey Campbell Les Daniels Dennis Etchison John Farris Charles L. Grant James Herbert Stephen King Dean R. Koontz Joe R. Lansdale Richard Laymon Graham Masterton Richard Matheson Robert R. McCammon David Morrell Anne Rice John Saul John Skipp Craig Spector Peter Straub Whitley Strieber Chet Williamson J. N. Williamson Gahan Wilson

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787620066
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This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers appearing in this volume include: Clive Barker Frank Chin William Gass Kit Pearson

Clive Barker

Author: Douglas E. Winter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780007150922
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Clive Barker S Short Stories

Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: McFarland & Company
ISBN:
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Unlike other horror fiction and fantasy writers, Clive Barker is true to the literary heritage of the genre. Though aware of the importance of entertainment in his writing, he embraces the traditional formulas of horror fiction and builds upon them, all the while alluding to the works of Dante, Poe, Mary Shelley, and others. The complexity of Barkers writing is best evidenced in the six volume Books of Blood. Many of these short stories are entertaining "hair raisers"; yet they do not revel in gratuitous violence, instead relying on style and a masterful sense of language to entertain. This detailed study analyzes the significant themes in Barkers writing, placing him in the British Gothic tradition of Marlowe, Saki and others.

The Secret Life Of Aphra Behn

Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: Pandora Press
ISBN:
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Aphra Behn (1640-1689), poet, playwright, novelist, traveller and spy, was the first woman to earn her living as a writer. This biography uses recently-discovered documents in England and the Netherlands to unmask this elusive author whose works include The Rover, The Fair Jilt, Love Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister, and The Forc'd Marriage.