A Winter Haunting

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061803239

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town -- the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of 1960 -- is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall ...
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Im Auge des Winters

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453721869

Category:

Page: 397

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Summer of Night

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429985314

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys' days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...
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Scores

Author: John Clute

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473219809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.
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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911129

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.
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Something to Talk About

Creative Booktalking for Adults

Author: Ann-Marie Cyr,Kellie M. Gillespie

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461671256

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This is the first book to focus solely on booktalking to adults. Here is an instruction manual and a material sourcebook in one; providing the reader with both step-by-step instructions on how to write a booktalk and 88 samples to use when creating a booktalk program for an adult audience.
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Helix

Erzählungen

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641192307

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Dan Simmons erschafft die fantastischen Mythen unserer Zeit Mit „Helix“ legt Dan Simmons, der Autor des Bestsellers „Terror“, fünf preisgekrönte Erzählungen vor, die zum Besten gehören, was die SF in den letzten Jahrzehnten hervorgebracht hat. Darunter eine Rückkehr in das Universum von „Die Hyperion-Gesänge“ und jene Geschichte, die den Grundstein für sein Zukunftsepos „Ilium“ legte. Diese Geschichten werden Sie nicht mehr loslassen!
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 2003

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337167

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The finest exponents of horror fiction writing today, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman, Graham Joyce, Paul McCauley, Stephen Gallagher, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Basil Cooper, Glen Hirshberg, Jay Russell, feature in the world's premier annual horror anthology series, another bumper showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction. To accompany the very best in short stories and novellas is the year's most comprehensive horror overview and contacts listing as well as a fascinating necrology.
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903821

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
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Spuk in Hill House

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937273136

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Page: N.A

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Wintergeister

Roman

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417073

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In einem kleinen französischen Dorf lernt Frederick die geheimnisvolle Fabrissa kennen. Vom ersten Moment an scheint etwas Besonderes zwischen ihnen zu sein – doch dann ist sie plötzlich verschwunden, und niemand kann sich an sie erinnern. In einer Höhle findet Frederick einen jahrhundertealten Brief, der eindeutig für ihn bestimmt ist ...
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The Reckoning

A Novel

Author: Sharon Kay Penman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429921541

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page." —San Francisco Chronicle "Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world's greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king." His father's words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who has been ruling uneasily over his fractious countrymen. Above all else, Llewelyn fears that his life and his own dream—of an independent, united Wales—might be lost to Edward I's desire to expand his English empire. Alive from the pages of history, this is the hauntingly beautiful and compelling tale of a game poised to play itself out to its bloody finale as English and Welsh cross swords in a reckoning that must mean disaster for one side or the other. For anyone who has ever wanted to experience the rich tapestry of British history and lore, this bold and romantic adventure must be read.
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Schwarzer Winter

Roman

Author: Cecilia Ekbäck

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425483

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In der Nähe des lappländischen Dorfes Blackåsen finden die beiden Mädchen Frederika und Dorotea im Winter des Jahres 1717 ihren Nachbarn Eriksson tot im Wald. War es wirklich ein Bär, der den Mann angegriffen hat? Der unendliche skandinavische Winter mit seinen kurzen Tagen und stürmischen Nächten bricht über das Dorf herein und die Menschen kämpfen mit Hunger und Kälte, während sich Argwohn in ihre Herzen schleicht. Denn Eriksson wusste viel über die dunklen Geheimnisse der Einwohner. Vollkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschottet, dreht sich die Spirale aus Misstrauen, Hass und Angst immer weiter.
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Ein unvergänglicher Sommer

Roman

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758926

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Ein Schneesturm in Brooklyn, und den Auffahrunfall tut Richard als belanglose Episode ab. Aber kaum ist der eigenbrötlerische Professor zuhause, steht die Fahrerin des anderen Autos vor der Tür. Evelyn ist völlig aufgelöst: In ihrem Kofferraum liegt eine Leiche. Zur Polizei kann sie nicht, denn das scheue guatemaltekische Kindermädchen ist illegal im Land. Richard wendet sich Hilfe suchend an Lucía, seine draufgängerische chilenische Untermieterin, die ebenfalls an der Uni tätig ist. Lucía drängt zu einer beherzten Aktion: Die Leiche muss verschwinden. Hals über Kopf machen sie sich auf den Weg in die nördlichen Wälder, auf eine Reise, die die drei zutiefst verändern wird. Und am Rande dieses Abenteuers entsteht etwas zwischen Richard und Lucía, von dem sie beide längst nicht mehr zu träumen gewagt hatten. »Nicht die Schwerkraft hält unser Universum im Gleichgewicht, sondern die Liebe.« Isabel Allende erzählt uns eine Geschichte, wie nur sie es kann, beseelt, humorvoll und lebensklug. Eine Geschichte von Flucht, Verlust und spätem Neuanfang. Und davon, wie viel wir Menschen erleiden können, ohne unsere Hoffnung zu verlieren.
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Rebecca

Roman

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458744827

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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In einem Hotel an der Côte d’Azur lernt Maxim de Winter eine junge Frau aus einfachen Verhältnissen kennen. Die beiden verlieben sich, und schon nach kurzer Zeit nimmt sie seinen Heiratsantrag an und folgt dem Witwer nach Cornwall auf seinen prachtvollen Landsitz Manderley. Doch das Glück der Frischvermählten währt nicht lange: Der Geist von Maxims toter Ehefrau Rebecca ist allgegenwärtig, und die ihr ergebene Haushälterin macht der neuen Herrin das Leben zur Hölle, sie droht nicht nur die Liebe des Paares zu zerstören. Als ein Jahr später plötzlich doch noch Rebeccas Leiche gefunden wird, gerät Maxim de Winter unter Mordverdacht ... Rebecca, Daphne du Mauriers berühmtester Roman, war bereits bei seinem Erscheinen 1938 ein Bestseller. Er wurde mehrfach verfilmt: 1940 entstand unter der Regie von Alfred Hitchcock die bekannteste Adaption, die mit zwei Oscars prämiert wurde.
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A Winter in Washington

Or, Memoirs of the Seymour Family

Author: Margaret Bayard Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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A Winter in Darkness

Author: R.P.Dodge

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452060010

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

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A Winter in Darkness is about a long journey out of hell and into the cold of the abyss. The book continues to focus on topics such as child abuse, suicide, neglect, betrayal, and the war in Iraq. The book is about forgiveness, or the lack there of, and the long road to redemption. The book does call for those who read it to look deep into their souls and the darkness there within. Pieces such as "The Blackest Day" and "The Haunting of Alice Chambers" take you into some of the most evil of psychological adventures one ever wants to go.
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
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The Winter Ghosts

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409112292

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A haunting ghost story from the French mountains. The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees - another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.
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