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Book Kiera Cass

    Book Details:
  • Author : Edward Willett
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • ISBN : 1477779159
  • Pages : 112 pages

Download or read book Kiera Cass written by Edward Willett and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2014-12-15 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although still in the early stages of her career, Kiera Cass has enjoyed the kind of success most writers only dream of. After publishing her first novel, The Siren, in 2009, she went on to write The Selection, a dystopian young adult novel set in a future version of the United States in which girls are selected by lottery to compete for the position of Princess. Although she had had no luck at all in finding either an agent or a traditional publisher for The Siren, The Selection landed her, in short order, an agent and a three-book deal with a top publisher. Cass fans and newcomers alike will enjoy reading this biography of an exuberant but down-to-earth young author.

Book Cornered

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rhoda Belleza
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-08-07
  • ISBN : 0762445157
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read book Cornered written by Rhoda Belleza and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut. This fourteen-story YA fiction anthology delves into the experience of being bullied -- socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually. The school hallways, walks home, and house walls are no longer the boundaries for intimidation and harassment. With the rapid-fire response time of social media and smartphones, bullying has lost all limits, and the lines among truth, lies, and real accountability have become blurred. Featuring some of the hottest voices in YA literature, both bestselling and on the rise, Cornered includes works from Kirsten Miller (New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones), Jennifer Brown (Hate List), Elizabeth Miles (Fury), Jaime Adoff (The Death of Jayson Porter), Lish McBride (Morris Award finalist Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Matthue Roth (Losers), Sheba Karim (Skunk Girl), Kate Ellison (Butterfly Clues), Zeta Elliot (A Wish After Midnight), Josh Berk (The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin), and James Lecesne (Absolute Brightness and founder of the Trevor Project).

Book Starry Eyed

Download or read book Starry Eyed written by Ted Michael and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No light is as unforgiving as the spotlight, but to be in it while being a teenager is just plain brutal. This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers. While these characters may feel out of place during their everyday lives, they are able to find a home onstage and in rehearsals. Woven throughout the anthology are personal anecdotes from several of today's most celebrated performers of stage, screen, and television. Whether hilarious or romantic or devastating or suspenseful, these diverse coming-of-age stories are perfect for anyone who is reaching for the stars.

Book Far Out

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paula Guran
  • Publisher : Night Shade Books
  • Release : 2021-07-27
  • ISBN : 1597806382
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read book Far Out written by Paula Guran and published by Night Shade Books. This book was released on 2021-07-27 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Anthology of Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy from Award-Winning Editor Paula Guran Speculative fiction imagines drastically diverse ways of being and worlds that are other than the one with which we are familiar. Queerness is a natural fit for such fiction, so one would expect it to be customarily included. That has not always been the case, but LGBTQ+ representation in science fiction and fantasy—in both short and long form—is now relatively common. Even so, most of the queer science fiction and fantasy anthologies published in the last thirty-five years have been narrowly focused: specifically gay male or lesbian (or, more recently, transgender) themes, or all science fiction or all fantasy, or adhering to a specific theme or subgenre. Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy, on the other hand, features both science fiction and fantasy short fiction from the last decade and includes characters, perspectives, and stories that span the rainbow. With stories from incredible authors ranging from Seanan McGuire to Charlie Jane Anders to Sam J. Miller, it’s an essential read for anyone interested in queer science fiction and fantasy. Contents Introduction: Over the Rainbow and into the Far Out by Paula Guran Destroyed by the Waters by Rachel Swirsky The Sea Troll’s Daughter by Caitlín R. Kiernan And If the Body Were Not the Soul by A. C. Wise Imago by Tristan Alice Nieto Paranormal Romance by Christopher Barzak Three Points Masculine by An Owomoyela Das Steingeschöpf by G. V. Anderson The Deepwater Bride by Tamsyn Muir The Shape of My Name by Nino Cipri Otherwise by Nisi Shawl The Night Train by Lavie Tidhar Ours Is the Prettiest by Nalo Hopkinson Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue by Charlie Jane Anders Driving Jenny Home by Seanan McGuire I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno by Vylar Kaftan In the Eyes of Jack Saul by Richard Bowes Secondhand Bodies by Neon Yang Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal El-Mohtar Né łe! by Darcie Little Badger The Duke of Riverside by Ellen Kushner Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer The Lily and the Horn by Catherynne M. Valente Calved by Sam J. Miller The River’s Children by Shweta Narayan

Book The Year s Best Fantasy

Download or read book The Year s Best Fantasy written by Paula Guran and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2022-08-16 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Escape on a journey from the ordinary to the extraordinary with award-winning fantasy editor Paula Guran. This superbly curated collection explores myth and fable, dark and light—a heroic creature facing a dangerous demon; an earthly love facing the mossy decay of death. With tales of living ball gowns and timid monsters, of modern witches and multidimensional magic, these twenty-four stories will transport you from fantastical realms that push the limits of imagination to alternative realities mirroring much of our own. Discover bewitchment and wonder, the surreal and the chimerical, in a fantasy anthology representing a diverse array of accomplished talent from around the world . . . and perhaps beyond.

Book The Year s Best Dark Fantasy   Horror

Download or read book The Year s Best Dark Fantasy Horror written by Paula Guran and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 483 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The supernatural, the surreal, and the all-too real . . . tales of the dark. Such stories have always fascinated us, and modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. Chosen from a wide variety of venues, these stories are as eclectic and varied as shadows. This volume of The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror offers more than four hundred pages of tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique?sure to delight as well as disturb!

Book Wilful Impropriety

Download or read book Wilful Impropriety written by Ekaterina Sedia and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-07 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Victorian era is significant for the rise of the middle classes and marked changes in social relationships, both in the home and in wider society, with the proliferation of domestic help and the development of increasingly rigid gender roles. These are romances that chafe against the restrictions of the period, with heroes and heroines who defy social convention, igniting firestorms of gossip. The aristocrats, impostors, social climbers, domestic workers and undercover agents of these stories exist in an authentically lush world, depicted here with telling attention to detail. While most of the stories are strongly realistic, some incorporate elements of fantasy.

Book Still So Strange

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Downum
  • Publisher : ChiZine Publications
  • Release : 2018-04-24
  • ISBN : 1771484403
  • Pages : 377 pages

Download or read book Still So Strange written by Amanda Downum and published by ChiZine Publications. This book was released on 2018-04-24 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2019 World Fantasy Award Finalist: Chilling, atmospheric stories from “one of the very best dark fantastical writers working today” (Bracken MacLeod, author of Stranded). Drawing heavily on Lovecraftiana and myth, these are tales of devil’s bargains, love songs to monsters, and the people—human and otherwise—who inhabit liminal spaces. Ghosts, gods, and ghouls make their way as best they can, one step sideways from the mortals around them. Many are connected; some are puzzle pieces that don’t quite fit. Spanning a decade of writing, Still So Strange is Amanda Downum’s first collection of short fiction, and includes stories originally released in Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales, as well as orisginal, never-before-published work.

Book Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults

Download or read book Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults written by Balaka Basu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-02 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture.

Book Imaginable

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jane McGonigal
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2022-03-24
  • ISBN : 1473598540
  • Pages : 274 pages

Download or read book Imaginable written by Jane McGonigal and published by Random House. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World-renowned future forecaster, game designer, and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jane McGonigal gives us the tools to imagine the future without fear. How can we be confident about making plans? How might we feel secure despite the future being unknown? How do we learn to feel at peace with the unexpected? Today it feels more challenging than ever to feel unafraid, hopeful, and equipped to face the future with optimism. How do we map out our lives when it seems impossible to predict what the world will be like next week, let alone next year or next decade? What we need now are strategies to help us recover our confidence and creativity in facing uncertain futures. By learning to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable you can better plan for a future you'd like to see. And by seeing what's coming faster, you can adapt to new challenges, reduce anxiety, and build hope and resilience. 'An accessible, optimistic field guide to the future.'-San Francisco Chronicle 'Jane McGonigal is unusually adept at anticipating events that most of us can't even fathom. In this eye-opening, actionable book, she teaches you how to widen your peripheral vision, extend your imagination farther into the future, and conceive of the inconceivable.' Adam Grant, #1 Bestselling Author of Think Again __________ 'Top 10 innovators to watch' Business Week 10 most powerful women to watch' Forbes 'Top 100 creative people in business' Fast Company

Book Aldous Huxley and Utopia

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jerome Meckier
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 3643915217
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read book Aldous Huxley and Utopia written by Jerome Meckier and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the cycle that runs from Erewhon to Island, British literary utopias compete with one another to form the most persuasive picture of what the future might, or should, be like. At issue for Butler, Wells, Zamiatin, Orwell and others is whether utopia, be it positive or negative, is essentially prediction or hypothesis. Huxley contributed to this debate at roughly fifteen-year intervals, his three utopias becoming its key texts. In addition, Aldous Huxley and Utopia examines ironic cure scenes, the obsession with golf in the brave new world, attitudes towards death in Brave New World and Island, problems with names and history in the former, the role of islands in both, the detrimental impact of Madame Blavatsky and young Krishnamurti on the story of Pala, and the significance of a zoological conclusion of Island.

Book Christopher Meredith

Download or read book Christopher Meredith written by Diana Wallace and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2018-05-10 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first full-length study of the poet, novelist and translator Christopher Meredith, best-known for his novel Shifts (1988), the classic account of post-industrialisation in Wales. It draws on new material from interviews with Meredith to locate his writing in the context of his native south-east Wales. This locale, with its distinctive combination of rural and industrial and its fractured history, informs a concern with place, language and identity that runs through Meredith’s work. Using chapters which pair his poetry and fiction in order to listen to the echoes between them, this study traces the development of his writing and illuminates the shared themes and concerns that connect his texts. Positioning his work in relation to wider critical discourses on the industrial novel and historical fiction, the book argues for Meredith’s international significance as a major writer concerned with place and national identity.

Book The New Yorker

    Book Details:
  • Author : Harold Wallace Ross
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008-08
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 990 pages

Download or read book The New Yorker written by Harold Wallace Ross and published by . This book was released on 2008-08 with total page 990 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Futures Past

Download or read book Futures Past written by and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Ecologist

Download or read book The Ecologist written by and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Fantasy Review

Download or read book Fantasy Review written by and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book From Utopia to Nightmare

Download or read book From Utopia to Nightmare written by Chad Walsh and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1972 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: