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Lovecraft Country (Paperback): Matt Ruff Lovecraft Country (Paperback)
Matt Ruff 1
R276 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R72 (26%) Ships in 1 work day

Soon to be a new HBO Series from J.J. Abrams, Misha Green and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out)

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George – publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide – and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite – heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors – they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn – led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb – which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his – and the whole Turner clan’s – destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism – the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

Mountolive - Introduced by William Boyd (Paperback, Main): Lawrence Durrell Mountolive - Introduced by William Boyd (Paperback, Main)
Lawrence Durrell; Introduction by William Boyd
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Lose yourself in the thrilling political intrigue and tangled love affairs of wartime Egypt: Durrell's epic modern classic, introduced by William Boyd (bestselling author of Any Human Heart and Restless). 'A master at creating and handling tension ... I was fascinated from the start.' Wilbur Smith David Mountolive, a young English diplomat, has been obsessed with Egypt ever since a youthful love affair. Returning to Alexandria as British Ambassador just before World War Two, he unravels an intricate political and religious conspiracy - one that connects a web of wildly different characters, including an exiled schoolteacher and glamorous Egyptian couple. Mountolive gradually exposes the sinister underbelly of these tangled relationships, their deceptions and betrayals mirroring the explosive turmoil of the modern Middle East - and the result is Durrell's most cinematic masterpiece. 'Astonishing ... A work of splendid craft and troubling veracity.' New York Times Book Review 'A masterpiece ... Don't be fooled by the richness of the prose, the depth of the passions ... Wicked and funny.' Guardian 'Dazzlingly exuberant in style and vision, reckless in ambition, wonderfully prolific in invention ... Superb.' Observer VOLUME THREE OF LAWRENCE DURRELL'S ALEXANDRIA QUARTET

Clea - Introduced by Elif Shafak (Paperback, Main): Lawrence Durrell Clea - Introduced by Elif Shafak (Paperback, Main)
Lawrence Durrell; Introduction by Elif Shafak
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Lose yourself in the thrilling political intrigue and tangled love affairs of wartime Egypt in Durrell's epic modern classic, introduced by bestselling author Elif Shafak (The Forty Rules of Love). An expat schoolteacher has spent years in exile reflecting on his turmoiled love affair with Justine, a glamorous Egyptian wife. Returning to wartime Alexandria, he finds that his old friends have suffered dramatic changes of body, mind, and fortune - and someone whom he has never really known wishes to see him. His affair with Clea, a bisexual artist, not only changes the lovers, but transforms the dead, forever - and heralds a new beginning, just as Lawrence Durrell's intoxicating masterpiece ends. 'Durrell has written about a dozen real love stories, entwined them, and explored them with a truly Proustian ferocity ... Superb.' Observer 'Lushly beautiful ... His style glows ... One of the most important works of our time.' New York Times Book Review 'It is hard now to recapture the impact half a century ago of these novels' heat, luxuriance and profanity [or] his descriptions of Alexandria - its beauty, cruelty, menace, mystery, decadence ....' Spectator

Balthazar - Introduced by Alaa Al Aswany (Paperback, Main): Lawrence Durrell Balthazar - Introduced by Alaa Al Aswany (Paperback, Main)
Lawrence Durrell; Introduction by Alaa Al Aswany
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Lose yourself in the thrilling political intrigue and tangled love affairs of wartime Egypt: Durrell's epic modern classic, introduced by Alaa Al Aswany (bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building). Every interpretation of reality is based upon a unique position ... As the threat of world war looms over the city of Alexandria, an exiled Anglo-Irish schoolteacher unravels his erotic obsession with two women: Melissa, a fragile dancer, and Justine, a glamorous married Egyptian woman. Through conversations with Balthazar, a doctor and mystic, these intricate love affairs are cast in an ominous, sinister new light, as his private fixations become entangled with a mysterious murder plot ... One of the twentieth century's greatest masterpieces, rich in political and sexual intrigue, Lawrence Durrell's 'investigation of modern love' in the Alexandria Quartet set the world alight. Published in 1958, a year after the sensational Justine, the kaleidoscopic Balthazar burns just as brightly today. 'Legendary ... Casts a spell ... A fine storyteller. Reader, watch out!' Jan Morris, Guardian 'A brave and brazen work ... Lush and grandiose.' Independent 'One of the very best novelists of our time ... [such] beauty.' New York Times Book Review VOLUME TWO OF LAWRENCE DURRELL'S ALEXANDRIA QUARTET

The Beautiful Screaming Of Pigs (Paperback): Damon Galgut The Beautiful Screaming Of Pigs (Paperback)
Damon Galgut
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

A year ago Patrick Winter, a young South African, was sent to Namibia to complete his military service and to defend his country against ‘terrorism’. Now he is back, to meet Godfrey, his mother’s freedom-fighter boyfriend, and to witness the country’s first free elections.

But Patrick needs to confront and process much more than a country in transition, and in doing so he is forced to revisit his past and to face the pain and the demons that haunt him.

A Sister's Sorrow (Paperback, Edition): Kitty Neale A Sister's Sorrow (Paperback, Edition)
Kitty Neale 1
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

It's Sarah and her brother against the world... When Sarah Jepson's mother Annie dies, Sarah is left with her little brother Tommy to care for. Alone in the world, the two of them must make a life for themselves in the wake of the terrible upbringing they have endured. But when Tommy is struck down by illness, Sarah's new life collapses. Lost in grief, she turns to the handsome Roger to save her - only to find that he is not who he seems... Waiting in the wings is George - kind, but brutally scarred, Sarah's never seen him as anything more than a friend. But could all that be about to change? The Sunday Times bestseller is back in a heartbreaking, moving tale of triumph against all the odds.

Deceived: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic) (Paperback): Paul S. Kemp Deceived: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic) (Paperback)
Paul S. Kemp
R197 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 1 work day

Based on the trailer created for the Star Wars online video game, this novel tells the tale of a mysterious Sith Lord in the Old Republic who infiltrates and succeeds in destroying the Jedi Temple, thus setting the stage for the famous Treaty of Coruscant.

Arctic Summer (Paperback): Damon Galgut Arctic Summer (Paperback)
Damon Galgut
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Against the backdrop of a world in flux at the start of a new century, Arctic Summer portrays the life of British writer E. M. Forster: his inner turmoil, his search for love and the story behind one of the greatest novels in English, A Passage to India.

In 1912, Forster follows his friend Syed Ross Masood to India. It is on this journey – travelling around the country while it is still under British rule – that the seeds of his novel are planted. But it will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before his book is published. Between these two journeys lie the writing of an unpublishable novel, the outbreak of the First World War, and a long stay in Alexandria, where he has an unlikely affair with an Egyptian tram conductor. As we follow Forster across continents – stuttering, aching, his love mostly unrequited – Galgut captures with colour and exquisite delicacy the England, India and Egypt of the era.

Meticulously researched, Arctic Summer conjures the figure of Forster in all his contradictory genius, providing a fascinating glimpse into the creation of a masterpiece.

Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic) (Paperback): Drew Karpyshyn Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic) (Paperback)
Drew Karpyshyn 2
R198 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 1 work day

"There's something out there: "
"a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic--"
"unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it."
Hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior--the man called Revan has been all of these. He left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians. He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories. All that's left are nightmares--and deep, abiding fear. What happened beyond the Outer Rim that Revan can't quite remember or entirely forget? One thing he's certain of: Something dark is plotting to destroy the very existence of the Republic. With no idea how to identify the threat, let alone stop it, Revan may be doomed to fail. For he's never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.
"An excellent book . . . Karpyshyn] really draws the reader in."--Eucantina
"Full of adventure, danger, and revelations."--TheForce.Net

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire  Series) - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of... George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series) - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons (Paperback)
George R. R. Martin
R1,195 R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Save R64 (5%) Ships in 1 work day

For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO's "Game of Thrones "are together in one boxed set. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin--dubbed "the American Tolkien" by "Time" magazine--international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now here is the entire monumental cycle:
"One of the best series in the history of fantasy."--"Los Angeles Times"
" "
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse--unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister--the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki--whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
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"Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.""--The New York Times"

A Grain of Wheat (Paperback, New Ed): Ngugi wa Thiong'o A Grain of Wheat (Paperback, New Ed)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
R263 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 1 work day

A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africa's great writers, Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea, in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, legendary rebel leader, was fatally betrayed to the whiteman. Gikonyo's marriage to the beautiful Mumbi was destroyed when he was imprisoned, while her life has been shattered in other ways. And Mugo, brave survivor of the camps and now a village hero, harbours a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested. Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong'o is the author of Weep Not Child (1964), The River Between (1965), and Petals of Blood (1977). Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977. He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992. If you enjoyed A Grain of Wheat, you might like Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'With Ngugi history is a living tissue ... this book adds cubits to his already considerable stature' Guardian

His Only Wife (Paperback): Peace Adzo Medie His Only Wife (Paperback)
Peace Adzo Medie
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

'Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.'

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress living in a small town in Ghana with her widowed mother. Even Afi doesn't believe her future holds much excitement. Until one day she is offered a life-changing opportunity – a proposal of marriage from the wealthy family of Elikem Ganyo, a man she barely knows. Marriage could be the key to the life she's always wanted, but when she meets Eli, she realises her fairy-tale ending might not be so straightforward. Elikem is not quite the catch he first seemed, and his affections are otherwise engaged. As she balances the often conflicting roles of wife, daughter, niece and sister-in-law, Afi starts to question whether she has made the right choice.

Bursting with warmth and humour, His Only Wife is a witty, smart and moving comedy-of-manners about the search for independence, and the rules that might have to be broken along the way.

Agent 6 (Paperback): Tom Rob Smith Agent 6 (Paperback)
Tom Rob Smith 1
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Moscow, 1965. Former Secret Service agent Leo Demidov is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters to New York as part of a 'Peace Tour', meant to foster better relations between the two Cold War enemies. Leo's natural paranoia reaches its peak: Why have his family been selected? What is being planned? When Leo's worst fears are realised and a tragic murder destroys everything he loves, he demands only one thing: that he is allowed to investigate and find the killer who has struck at the heart of his family. Crippled by grief, his request denied, Leo sees no other option than to take matters into his own hands, thousands of miles from the crime scene. In a surprising, thrilling story that spans decades and continents - from the backstreets of 1960s New York to the mountains of Afghanistan in the 1980s - Leo will stop at nothing as he hunts the one person who knows the truth: Agent 6.

Bloedspoor (Afrikaans, Paperback): Tinus Viviers Bloedspoor (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Tinus Viviers
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 1 work day

Privaatspeurder Willem Lotriet se besigheid floreer, maar dis al. Sy liefdeslewe is een groot gemors. Hy was reeds in vele verhoudings, maar kon sover nie een maak werk nie. Nou vrees hy dat hy nooit tot trou sal kom nie. Dan tref drie rampe hom binne 24 uur.

Terwyl hy soek na die mense wat daarvoor verantwoordelik is, kry hy boonop 'n opdrag om iemand in Katar se agtergrond te ondersoek. In die proses ontmoet hy twee vroue in wie hy belangstel. Ilse, sy opdraggewer se persoonlike assistent en Susan Naudé, 'n joernalis met burgerskap in beide Suid Afrika en Katar. Susan is besig met 'n storie oor die opstande in die Arabiese wêreld en ondersoek 'n groep mans wat klaarblyklik skuldig is aan aanhitsing tot opstand en finansiering daarvan. Toe sy al ses van hulle aan 'n nuwe maatskappy kan verbind en ook uitvind dat vier vermoor is, vra sy Willem om haar te help. Tydens hulle ontleding van die leidrade, raak hulle by mekaar betrokke. Kort daarna moet Willem terugkeer SuidAfrika toe en glo sy probleem om tot trou te kom is opgelos.

Dan kry hy die finale skakel tussen die moorde en ontplof alles rondom hom.

Mislaid (Paperback): Nell Zink Mislaid (Paperback)
Nell Zink 1
R176 R25 Discovery Miles 250 Save R151 (86%) Ships in 1 work day

Startlingly radical, dazzlingly witty, unlike anything that has come before - this is the most exciting novel you will read this year. 'Nell Zink is a writer of extraordinary talent and range. Her work insistently raises the possibility that the world is larger and stranger than the world you think you know.' Jonathan Franzen Virginia, 1966. The motionless deeps of the lake outside Stillwater College are being ruffled. Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, is determinedly fondling Peggy, an ingenue freshman with literary pretensions, in his canoe. So begins a long affair but the two are mismatched from the start. The story that follows rocks the boat in every sense. Nell Zink's hugely entertaining, totally unique Mislaid explodes the nuclear family and topples every foundation of identity - black and white, gay and straight, "normal" and very very strange...

A Gentleman In Moscow (Hardcover): Amor Towles A Gentleman In Moscow (Hardcover)
Amor Towles
R642 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R99 (15%) Ships in 1 work day

He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.

From the New York Times bestselling author of "Rules of Civility" comes this transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Soon to be a major television series starring five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh.

Winter's Orbit (Paperback): Everina Maxwell Winter's Orbit (Paperback)
Everina Maxwell
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

'A chilling account of a dark past wrapped in the warm blanket of a promising future . . . A pleasure to read' Ann Leckie 'A stunning new space opera debut' K. B. Wagers The Iskat Empire rules its vassal planets through a system of treaties - so when Prince Taam, key figure in a political alliance, is killed, a replacement must be found. His widower, Jainan, is rushed into an arranged marriage with the disreputable aristocrat Kiem, in a bid to keep rising hostilities between two worlds under control. But Prince Taam's death may not have been an accident, and when Jainan himself is a suspect, he and Kiem must navigate the perils of the Iskat court, solve a murder, and prevent an interplanetary war . . . 'Has everything you could ask: impossible choices, divided loyalties, dry wit . . . charming slow-burn romance, and an adventure in space politics' A. K. Larkwood 'Dazzling . . . Its characters stayed with me long after I raced through the last chapters' Aliette de Boddard Everina Maxwell's debut is a space opera with high-stakes multi-world politics and irresistibly engaging characters, perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Find her on Twitter at @av_stories

Losers Win? (Paperback): Mandisi Ntshengulana Losers Win? (Paperback)
Mandisi Ntshengulana
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 1 work day
Who Is Maud Dixon? (Paperback): Alexandra Andrews Who Is Maud Dixon? (Paperback)
Alexandra Andrews
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Celebrated, bestselling, elusive...who is Maud Dixon?

Florence Darrow wants to be a writer. Correction: Florence Darrow IS going to be a writer. Fired from her first job in publishing, she jumps at the chance to be assistant to the celebrated Maud Dixon, the anonymous bestselling novelist. The arrangement comes with conditions - high secrecy, living in an isolated house in the countryside . Before long, the two of them are on a research trip to Morocco, to inspire the much-promised second novel. Beach walks, red sunsets and long, whisky-filled evening discussions...win-win, surely? Until Florence wakes up in a hospital, having narrowly survived a car crash.

How did it happen - and where is Maud Dixon, who was in the car with her? Florence feels she may have been played, but wait, if Maud is no longer around, maybe Florence can make her mark as a writer after all...

Judaskus (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rudie van Rensburg Judaskus (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rudie van Rensburg
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 1 work day

Skielik moet kaptein Kassie Kasselman nuut dink oor moordsake van jare gelede, en die moorde kom vinnig opmekaar. Tussendeur die aantreklike nuwe buurvrou wat Kassie aan die swymel het, en sy enorme posseel-meevaller weens nog 'n sterfte, moet hy uitwerk waarom 'n geheimsinnige witboordjie-bende van binne uitgeroei word.

Is dit alles dalk nie doodgewone bende-oorlog soos Kassie se kollegas glo nie? Wie kan die verraaier in hul midde wees — die een met die vlymskerp broodmes?

Elke warm leidraad lewer 'n koue lyk op, en Kassie en Rooi kan nie voorbly nie ...

The Fallen Angel (Paperback): Daniel Silva The Fallen Angel (Paperback)
Daniel Silva 1
R215 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R58 (27%) Ships in 1 work day
The Elephant in the Room (Paperback): Maya Fowler The Elephant in the Room (Paperback)
Maya Fowler
R200 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R101 (51%) Ships in 1 work day

Set in Kalk Bay, the Overberg and Plumstead, the story explores the life of a young girl called Lily, and the influence various strong characters have on her most notably her domineering grandmother and her classmate Vera.Fascinating and harrowing, this story examines a world that is all too familiar, and shows how those most dear to us can help to create a waking nightmare.

Books of Blood - Volumes 4 - 6 (Paperback, Reissue): Clive Barker Books of Blood - Volumes 4 - 6 (Paperback, Reissue)
Clive Barker
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 1 work day

Here are the stories written on the Book of Blood. They are a map of that dark highway that leads out of life towards unknown destinations. Few will have to take it. Most will go peacefully along lamplit streets, ushered out of living with prayers and caresses. But for a few, the horrors will come, skipping, to fetch them off to the highway of the damned ...

From the brilliant World Fantasy Award winner Clive Barker come fourteen spine-chilling stories of darkness unleashed, gathered together in one volume for the first time. These are visionary tales of terror which will curdle the very marrow in your bones …

Where We Belong (Paperback): Lynn Austin Where We Belong (Paperback)
Lynn Austin
R270 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 1 work day

The Adventure of a Lifetime for Two Indomitable Socialite Sisters

In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert--and into a sandstorm.

Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript. As the journey becomes more dangerous and uncertain, the four travelers sift through memories of their past, recalling the events that shaped them and the circumstances that brought them to this time and place.

Occultation and Other Stories (Paperback): Laird Barron Occultation and Other Stories (Paperback)
Laird Barron; Introduction by Michael Shea
R351 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 1 work day

Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, nine stories of cosmic horror from the heir apparent to Lovecraft's throne. Laird Barron has emerged as one of the strongest voices in modern horror and dark fantasy fiction, building on the eldritch tradition pioneered by writers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti. His stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards. His debut collection, The Imago Sequence and Other Stories, was the inaugural winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He returns with his second collection, Occultation. Pitting ordinary men and women against a carnivorous, chaotic cosmos, Occultation's nine tales of terror (two published here for the first time) were nominated for just as many Shirley Jackson awards, winning for the novella "Mysterium Tremendum" and the collection as a whole. Featuring an introduction by Michael Shea, Occultation brings more of the spine-chillingly sublime cosmic horror Laird Barron's fans have come to expect. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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