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KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2

KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2


Learn to Build Worlds with Titans of Fantasy and Tabletop! The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2, features 15 stars of tabletop roleplaying games and fantasy fiction, including Gail Simone, Keith Baker, Veronica Roth, Ken Liu, Kate Elliott, Mike Shea, Tobias S. Buckell, Shanna Germain, Gabe Hicks, the Dungeon Dudes (Monty Martin & Kelly McLaughlin), Jeff Grubb, and more. Middle-Earth,...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $14.99 $8.99

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Mythos Society Guide to New England

Mythos Society Guide to New England


The Mythos Society Guide to New England is an expansive universal sourcebook that can be used to enhance any horror, mystery, or adventure roleplaying scenarios set in New England. This fictional travel guide is intended to be a fun and provocative read for anyone interested in the esoteric history of New England, and a resource for stories or other projects that have horror or the weird as...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $9.99 $5.99

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KOBOLD Guide to Magic

KOBOLD Guide to Magic


Kobolds Work a Little Magic The popular and wildly useful Kobold Guide series tackles the biggest subject in fantasy: Magic! What makes a fantasy fantastic? Magic, of course! Whether it’s unearthly beasts, scheming sorcerers, legendary swords or locales that defy logic and physics, a compelling fantasy story needs magical elements. The tricky part is that in order for the story to work,...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $14.99 $8.99

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For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher

For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher


What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher? Follow Jason Sizemore’s unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a busted printer and a self-serving boss that triggered an early mid-life crisis and the epiphany that he should open a magazine spreading the...   [click here for more]
Apex Book Company  $2.99 $1.79

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Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting

Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting


Welcome to the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu based on a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it! It is set a century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters. Now, the agents of Gods and Titans struggle against each other on...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $34.95 $20.97

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Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition

Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition


Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three Musketeers" of legendary Weird Tales magazine, and contributed some of the most distinctive (and controversial) fantastic fiction to ever appear in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. His...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $4.99 $2.99

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Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction


Although the problems of writing fantasy and science fiction include all those pertaining to the writing of any kind of fiction, particular problems arise in stories in which unprecedented things can and do happen, as well as stories that often involve unhuman characters of various sorts, and that might require the elaborate design of entire imaginary worlds. This book provides an elementary introduction...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $4.99 $2.99

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Slithery Jungle Tales no. 1

Slithery Jungle Tales no. 1


Slithery Jungle Tales is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the old pulp science fiction and fantasy magazines of the early 20th century. The stories are written in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and Robert Bloch, but they are new and original stories.  I play fast and loose with the themes of jungle adventures, swords-and-sorcery, and lurid but not pornographic eroticism.  Also included...   [click here for more]
Trollgodfather Press  $14.99 $4.99

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City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities

City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities


City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities is a resource specifically designed to help storytellers create exciting and compelling urban areas and other sorts of communities and places within them. It is a universal sourcebook that can support the needs of any ancient, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance, or fantasy fiction or role-playing game setting.  This comprehensive, fully-illustrated...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $24.99 $14.99

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Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow

Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow


"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!" And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson's life and career come out from...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $19.99 $11.99

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GhostBusting 101

GhostBusting 101


A beginner's guide to the paranormal, through the eyes of a professional paranormal investigator. If you’ve ever wanted to head out on your very own ghost hunt, but don’t quite know how to get started, this guide will get you on your way. Learn the basic information for a successful ghost investigation, plus a handy reference of vocabulary and investigative forms to use to keep you organized....   [click here for more]
Deslisle Publications  $3.99 $2.39

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The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum


Using the original 1928 translation, the infamous Malleus Maleficarum is here for a study into medieval church history and superstitions. The way this text portrays and practices the punishment of occult figures is brutal and unwelcome in modern society but sadly this text has formed what many people's view of witches and warlocks are. Of course most of this isn't true and has no real bearing on...   [click here for more]
Anthony Uyl  $0.99

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Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas

Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas


The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $12.99 $7.79

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Pirates in History and Popular Culture

Pirates in History and Popular Culture


This collection of new essays covers the myriad portrayals of the figure of the pirate in historical records, literary narratives, films, television series, opera, anime and games. Contributors explore the nuances of both real and fictional pirates, giving attention to renowned works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the Pirates of the...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $19.99 $11.99

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Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature


Acclaimed author and scholar Brian Stableford turns his penetrating mind to matters of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in this collection of essays. He covers such diverse topics as: SLAVES OF THE DEATH SPIDERS: Colin Wilson and Existentialist Science Fiction IS THERE NO BALM IN GILEAD?: The Woeful Prophecies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale A FEW MORE CROCODILE TEARS?: Gwyneth...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $3.99 $2.39

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Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age

Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age


When Paris, prince of Troy, ran off with Helen, wife of the king of Sparta, it launched the greatest war of the mythic age of Greece. Heroes and gods assembled on both sides, as the combined armies of Greece launched a siege that would last for ten years. During that time, famous heroes, such as Achilles, Ajax, and Hector, would find glory on the battlefield, before being cut down. Others, such as...   [click here for more]
Osprey Publishing  $7.46 $4.48

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Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema

Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema


The 14 essays in Game on, Hollywood! take on several points of game and film intersection. They look at storylines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game), but it is even more about narrative. The essays draw attention to the ways and possibilities of telling a story. They consider differences and similarities...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $15.99 $9.59

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Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle

Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle


In Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle, David Stevens examines the fantasy of American writer Peter S. Beagle. He finds a consistent view of the world and an almost overpowering sense of humor, leading him to conclude that Beagle believes that love is the best thing we have and the only reason for living. His work will be read and enjoyed for generations to come, and Stevens...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $3.99 $2.39

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Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives

Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives


These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $19.99 $11.99

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Cult Telefantasy Series: A Critical Analysis

Cult Telefantasy Series: A Critical Analysis


A Critical Analysis of The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Heroes, Doctor Who and Star Trek From The Prisoner in the 1960s to the more recent Heroes and Lost, a group of television series with strong elements of fantasy have achieved cult status. Focusing on eight such series, this work analyzes their respective innovations and influences. Assessing the strategies...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $17.99 $10.79

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In Leviathan's Belly: Essays for a Counter-Revolutionary Time

In Leviathan's Belly: Essays for a Counter-Revolutionary Time


The waters are rising--everywhere--and most of England is inundated by the surge, leaving isolated pockets of mankind to fight for survival--and for civilization! ...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $2.99 $1.79

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Is Superman Circumcised?: The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero

Is Superman Circumcised?: The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero


Superman is the original superhero, an American icon, and arguably the most famous character in the world--and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Joe Shuster, an immigrant. They based their hero's origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem, and his nebbish...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $21.99 $13.19

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Metal Missives

Metal Missives


A Tome of Lyrics, Poems and Anecdotes from the Hard Rockin’ Days of Heavy Metal A memoir based on lyrics, poems and anecdotes from the glory days of heavy metal, when long hair, headbangers and metalheads ruled the earth! Now revised and updated with NEW songs, NEW poems and rockin' NEW anecdotes! ...   [click here for more]
Epic Age Media  $15.00 $10.00

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