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Lavondyss

Lavondyss

  • Author: Robert Holdstock
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575119047
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 475
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At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none emerged unchanged: Lavondyss . . . the ultimate realm, the source of all myth. When Harry Keeton disappeared into Ryhope Wood, his sister Tallis was just an infant. Now, thirteen years old, she hears him whispering to her from the Otherworld. He is in danger. He needs her help. Using masks, magic and clues left by her grandfather, she finds a way to enter the primitive forest and begin her search. Eventually she comes to Lavondyss itself, a realm both beautiful and deadly, a place in which she is changed forever . . . Robert Holdstock's Mythago Wood won the World Fantasy Award and is among the most praised post-war novels of the fantastical. In this haunting sequel, Lavondyss, we are returned to the Wildwood and the mythos that Holdstock has made his own. Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1989.

The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock

The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock

Critical Essays on the Fiction

  • Author: Donald E. Morse,Kálmán Matolcsy,Donald E. Palumbo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786485213
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 202
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Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock’s varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic fantasies of our unconscious life or as exempla of the sublime. The individual novels of the Mythago Wood sequence are explored, as is Holdstock’s early science fiction and the Merlin Codex series.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual

  • Author: Robert A. Collins,Robert Latham
  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science fiction
  • Page: 728
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With more than 500 reviews by subject specialists, this volume is the only comprehensive record of the output of new works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. The volume begins with a survey of the year for fiction in the three areas. Each survey section concludes with a recommended reading list. In addition there is a survey of fantasy literature and film scholarship, a survey of the year in young adult fiction in the three main areas. Following sections devoted to award winners in 1989 and 1990, the volume provides alphabetically arranged reviews for fiction, young adult fiction, and non-fiction. Access to the material is augmented by a comprehensive title index. By concentrating on literature and serious scholarship rather than peripheral materials, and by enlisting the assistance of the leading scholars in the field, Collins and Latham have assembled a work that is invaluable to teachers, students, and librarians seeking guidance in collection building in science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction and scholarship. This and the preceding two annuals are designed for easy use within school, public, and university libraries and will be of interest to individual collectors/readers in these three areas as well.

Desiring Dragons

Desiring Dragons

Creativity, imagination and the Writer's Quest

  • Author: Kevan Manwaring
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782795820
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 285
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Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings

  • Author: Stefan Ekman
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819573248
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
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Winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies (2016) Fantasy worlds are never mere backdrops. They are an integral part of the work, and refuse to remain separate from other elements. These worlds combine landscape with narrative logic by incorporating alternative rules about cause and effect or physical transformation. They become actors in the drama—interacting with the characters, offering assistance or hindrance, and making ethical demands. In Here Be Dragons, Stefan Ekman provides a wide-ranging survey of the ubiquitous fantasy map as the point of departure for an in-depth discussion of what such maps can tell us about what is important in the fictional worlds and the stories that take place there. With particular focus on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Ekman shows how fantasy settings deserve serious attention from both readers and critics. Includes insightful readings of works by Steven Brust, Garth Nix, Robert Holdstock, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, China Miéville, Patricia McKillip, Tim Powers, Lisa Goldstein, Steven R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess.

Berserker SF Gateway Omnibus

Berserker SF Gateway Omnibus

The Shadow of the Wolf, The Bull Chief, The Horned Warrior

  • Author: Robert Holdstock
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473202116
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 800
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From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes this republication of a trilogy of early, pseudonymous adventure tales by Robert Holdstock, WORLD FANTASY AWARD-winning author of MYTHAGO WOOD. The Berserker books are raw, primeval stories of a young Norse warrior, cursed by the gods to a life of savage warfare. Possessed by an animal, ferocious rage - implacable, invincible - Harald Swiftaxe fights his way across the Celtic world in search of release from his curse and, finally, peace. The Berserker omnibus contains SHADOW OF THE WOLF, THE BULL CHIEF and THE HORNED WARRIOR.

Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: Lest darkness fall

Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: Lest darkness fall

  • Author: T. A. Shippey
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9780893569099
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1126
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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science fiction
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Mythprint

Mythprint

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fantasy fiction, English
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Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

  • Author: Fiona Kelleghan
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781587650529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 698
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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy...all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.