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agost 2023 Lot

Giveaway Ended: Agost 25 a 06:00 pm EDT

Joyce Carol Oates (Editor), Margaret Atwood (Col·laborador), Tananarive Due (Col·laborador), Megan Abbott (Col·laborador), Aimee Bender (Col·laborador), Cassandra Khaw (Col·laborador), Lisa Lim (Col·laborador), Elizabeth Hand (Col·laborador), Valerie Martin (Col·laborador), Raven Leilani (Col·laborador), Sheila Kohler (Col·laborador), Joanna Margaret (Col·laborador), Lisa Tuttle (Col·laborador), Aimee LaBrie (Col·laborador), Yumi Dineen Shiroma (Col·laborador)

Featuring new stories by: Margaret Atwood, Tananarive Due, Joyce Carol Oates, Megan Abbott, Aimee Bender, Cassandra Khaw, Lisa Lim, Elizabeth Hand, Valerie Martin, Raven Leilani, Sheila Kohler, Joanna Margaret, Lisa Tuttle, Aimee LaBrie, and Yumi Dineen Shiroma.

While the common belief is that "body horror" as a subgenre of horror fiction dates back to the 1970s, Joyce Carol Oates suggests that Medusa, the snake-haired gorgon in Greek mythology, is the "quintessential emblem of female body horror." In A Darker Shade of Noir: New Stories of Body Horror by Women Writers, Oates has assembled a spectacular cast to explore this subgenre focusing on distortions to the human body in the most fascinating of ways.

"Should we know nothing of the female monsters of antiquity," Oates writes in her introduction to the volume, "still we would know that body horror in its myriad manifestations speaks most powerfully to women and girls. To be female is to inhabit a body that is by nature vulnerable to forcible invasion, susceptible to impregnation and repeated pregnancies, condemned to suffer childbirth, often in the past early deaths in childbirth and in the aftermath of childbirth."

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Paper
Gèneres
Mystery, Horror, Suspense & Thriller, Fiction and Literature
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Akashic Books (Editorial)
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15
Nombre d'exemplars
440
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December 2020 Lot

Giveaway Ended: December 28 at 06:00 pm EST

Denise Hamilton (Editor), Aimee Bender (Contribution by), Lisa Morton (Contribution by)
The debut title of a new city-based anthology series featuring stories with speculative, sci-fi, and paranormal themes. As an incubator of the future, Los Angeles has long mesmerized writers from Philip K. Dick to Aldous Huxley. With its natural disasters, Hollywood artifice, staggering wealth and poverty, urban sprawl, and diversity, one can argue that Los Angeles is already so weird, surreal, irrational, and mythic that any fiction emerging from this place should be considered speculative. So, best-selling author Denise Hamilton commissioned some stories and did exactly that. In Speculative Los Angeles, fourteen of the city’s most prophetic voices reimagine the city in very different ways. In these pages, you’ll encounter twenty-first-century changelings, dirigibles plying the suburban skies, black holes and jacaranda men lurking in deep suburbia, beachfront property in Century City, walled-off canyons and coastlines reserved for the wealthy, psychic death cults, robot nursemaids, and an alternate LA where Spanish land grants never gave way to urbanization. As with our city-based Akashic Noir Series, each story in Speculative Los Angeles is set in a distinct neighborhood filled with local color, landmarks, and flavor. Since the best speculative fiction provides a wormhole into other worlds while also commenting on our own, that is exactly what you’ll find here. Featuring brand-new stories by: Aimee Bender, Lisa Morton, Alex Espinoza, Ben H. Winters, Denise Hamilton, Lynell George, Stephen Blackmoore, Francesca Lia Block, Charles Yu, Duane Swierczynski, Luis J. Rodriguez, A.G. Lombardo, Kathleen Kaufman, and S. Qiouyi Lu.
Suport
Paper
Gèneres
Science Fiction, Fiction and Literature
Ofert per
Akashic Books (Editorial)
Enllaços
Informació del llibrePàgina de treball de LibraryThing
Lot tancat
15
Nombre d'exemplars
465
peticions