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The Girl With All the Gifts

By M. R. Carey
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : 0316278149
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 706
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In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human." Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointed at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl With All the Gifts is a genre-defying, emotionally charged thriller that will shatter your expectations of the classic zombie novel. For more from M. R. Carey, check out:Someone Like MeFellsideThe Boy on the Bridge By the same author, writing as Mike Carey: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts

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  • File Pdf: generation-z.pdf

Book Summary:

This book argues that the mythic figure of the zombie, so prevalent and powerful in contemporary culture, provides the opportunity to explore certain social models – such as ‘childhood’ and ‘school’, ‘class’ and ‘family’ – that so deeply underpin educational policy and practice as to be rendered invisible. It brings together authors from a range of disciplines to use contemporary zombie typologies – slave, undead, contagion – to examine the responsiveness of everyday practices of schooling such as literacy, curriculum and pedagogy to the new contexts in which children and young people develop their identities, attitudes to learning, and engage with the many publics that make up their everyday worlds.

Fellside

By M. R. Carey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : 0316300306
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 899
  • File Pdf: fellside.pdf

Book Summary:

In the aftermath of a devastating fire, a prisoner is offered one chance at redemption in this haunting supernatural suspense from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts. Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It's a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. Will she listen? Lose yourself in Fellside, M. R. Carey's chillingly atmospheric tale of addiction, revenge, and redemption.

The Devil You Know

By Mike Carey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : 9780446197175
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 341
  • File Pdf: the-devil-you-know.pdf

Book Summary:

Author of The Girl With All the Gifts Mike Carey presents the first book in his hip supernatural thriller series featuring freelance exorcist Felix Castor. Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stomping ground. It may seem like a good ghostbuster can charge what he likes and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle, but there's a risk: sooner or later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him. When Castor accepts a seemingly simple ghost-hunting case at a museum in the shadowy heart of London, what should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the Who Can Kill Castor First Show, with demons and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize. But that's business as usual: Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It's the living who piss him off.... The Felix Castor NovelsThe Devil You KnowVicious CircleDead Men's BootsThicker than WaterThe Naming of the Beasts By the same author, writing as M. R. Carey: The Girl With All the Gifts Fellside The Boy on the Bridge

Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes]

By Matt Cardin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440842027
  • Pages : 967
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 714
  • File Pdf: horror-literature-through-history.pdf

Book Summary:

This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

An Ethical Guidebook to the Zombie Apocalypse

By Bryan Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 135008364X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 389
  • File Pdf: an-ethical-guidebook-to-the-zombie-apocalypse.pdf

Book Summary:

When your base camp is overrun by zombies, whom do you save if you cannot save everyone? Is it permissible to sacrifice one survivor to an undead horde in order to save a greater number of the living? Do you have obligations to loved ones who have turned? These are some of the troubling ethical questions you might face in a zombie apocalypse. Bryan Hall uses situations like these to creatively introduce the foundational theories of moral philosophy. Covering major thinkers such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill, this is an introduction to Ethics like no other: a practical guidebook for surviving a zombie outbreak with your humanity intact. It shows you why moral reasoning matters as long as you still walk among the living. The book is written entirely from the perspective of someone struggling to survive in a world overrun by the undead. Each chapter begins with graphic art and a “field exercise” that uses a story from this world to illustrate an ethical problem. By considering moral controversies through the unfamiliar context of a zombie apocalypse, the morally irrelevant factors that get in the way of resolving these controversies are removed and you can better answer questions such as: · Do we have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate than ourselves? · Is it ever morally permissible to intentionally kill an innocent person? · Are non-rational but sentient beings morally considerable? Equipped with further reading sections and overviews of the theories that you would usually cover in an introductory Ethics course, this one-of-a-kind primer critically evaluates different procedures for moral action that you can use not only to survive but flourish in an undead world.

Twenty-First-Century Gothic

By Wester Maisha Wester
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 1474440959
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 561
  • File Pdf: twenty-first-century-gothic.pdf

Book Summary:

A transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial GothicKey FeaturesCovers key areas and themes of the post-millennial Gothic as well as developments in the field and revisions of the Gothic traditionConsitutes the first thematic compendium to this area with a transmedia (literature, film and television) and transnational approachCovers a plurality of texts, from novels such as Stephenie Meyer's Twilight (2005), Helen Oyeyemi's White Is for Witching (2009), Justin Cronin's The Passage (2010) and M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts (2014), to films such as Kairo (2001), Juan of the Dead (2012) and The Darkside (2013), to series such as Dante's Cove (2005-7), Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Penny Dreadful (2014-16) Black Mirror (2011-) and even the Slenderman mythos.This resource in contemporary Gothic literature, film and television takes a thematic approach, providing insights into the many forms the Gothic has taken in the twenty-first century. The 20 newly commissioned chapters cover emerging and expanding research areas, such as digital technologies, queer identity, the New Weird and postfeminism. They also discuss contemporary Gothic monsters - including zombies, vampires and werewolves - and highlight Ethnogothic forms such as Asian and Black Diasporic Gothic.

The Best of the Best Horror of the Year

By Ellen Datlow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1597806447
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 282
  • File Pdf: the-best-of-the-best-horror-of-the-year.pdf

Book Summary:

***One of Publishers Weekly's ""Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018""*** A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fight to survive their descent; in the British countryside, hundreds of magpies ascend into the sky, higher and higher, until they seem to vanish into the heavens; a professor and his student track a zombie horde in order to research zombie behavior; an all-girl riding school has sinister secrets; a town rails in vain against a curse inflicted upon it by its founders. For more than three decades, editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, has had her finger on the pulse of the horror genre, introducing readers to writers whose tales can unnerve, frighten, and terrify. This anniversary volume, which collects the best stories from the first ten years of her annual The Best Horror of the Year anthology series, includes fiction from award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman, Livia Llewellyn, Laird Barron, Gemma Files, Stephen Graham Jones, and many more. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction―Ellen Datlow Lowland Sea―Suzy McKee Charnas Wingless Beasts―Lucy Taylor The Nimble Men―Glen Hirshberg Little America―Dan Chaon Black and White Sky―Tanith Lee The Monster Makers―Steve Rasnic Tem Chapter Six―Stephen Graham Jones In a Cavern, in a Canyon―Laird Barron Allochthon―Livia Llewellyn Shepherds’ Business―Stephen Gallagher Down to a Sunless Sea―Neil Gaiman The Man from the Peak―Adam Golaski In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos―John Langan The Moraine―Simon Bestwick At the Riding School―Cody Goodfellow Cargo―E.Michael Lewis Tender as Teeth―Stephanie Crawford & Duane Swierczynski Wild Acre―Nathan Ballingrud The Callers―Ramsey Campbell This Stagnant Breath of Change―Brian Hodge Grave Goods―Gemma Files The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine―Peter Straub Majorlena―Jane Jakeman The Days of Our Lives―Adam L. G. Nevill You Can Stay All Day―Mira Grant No Matter Which Way We Turned―Brian Evenson Nesters―Siobhan Carroll Better You Believe―Carole Johnstone About the Authors Acknowledgment of Copyright About the Editor

The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess

By Andy Marino
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Redhook
  • Isbn : 0316629464
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 440
  • File Pdf: the-seven-visitations-of-sydney-burgess.pdf

Book Summary:

From an electrifying voice in horror comes the haunting tale of a woman whose life begins to unravel after a home invasion. “Marino offers horrors both existential and visceral. From a stunning opening, the sense of dread just builds and builds.” —M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts "Odd and dark and fascinating . . . Not quite like anything I've ever read before. A strange, compelling, late-night page-turner. It kept me reading way past my bedtime." —T. Kingfisher, author of The Hollow Places Possession is an addiction. Sydney's spent years burying her past and building a better life for herself and her young son. A respectable marketing job, a house with reclaimed and sustainable furniture, and a boyfriend who loves her son and accepts her, flaws and all. But when she opens her front door, and a masked intruder knocks her briefly unconscious, everything begins to unravel. She wakes in the hospital and tells a harrowing story of escape. Of dashing out a broken window. Of running into her neighbors' yard and calling the police. The cops tell her a different story. Because the intruder is now lying dead in her guest room—murdered in a way that looks intimately personal. Sydney can't remember killing the man. No one believes her. Back home, as horrific memories surface, an unnatural darkness begins whispering in her ear. Urging her back to old addictions and a past she's buried to build a better life for herself and her son. As Sydney searches for truth among the wreckage of a past that won't stay buried for long, the unquiet darkness begins to grow. To change into something unimaginable. To reveal terrible cravings of its own. “Admirers of the works of Tana French, Megan Abbott, and Zoje Stage will devour this book.” —Booklist

Silver Lining

By Sandi Toksvig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350038253
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 245
  • File Pdf: silver-lining.pdf

Book Summary:

How unbelievably dull my life was. I did everything I was supposed to. I was such a good girl. I lived in the house he chose and cleaned a dead woman's furniture. I bought hats, who the hell wears a hat? And all the time I wanted to scream because I was so bored. On one dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, five elderly women are trading stories of their remarkable (or sometimes unremarkable) lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves! Silver Lining is a hilarious comedy by Sandi Toksvig. It tells the tale of a group of extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior-citizen style. It received its world premiere at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, on 3 February 2017 in a production by English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Hair Side, Flesh Side

By Helen Marshall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flying Shark Books
  • Isbn : 1927469244
  • Pages : 247
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: hair-side-flesh-side.pdf

Book Summary:

A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on the inside of her skin. A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe. Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting. Helen Marshall’s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory and the cost of creating art. 2013 British Fantasy Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer (Winner) 2013 Aurora Award for Best Related Work (Short-List) "Masterful horror. In Marshall’s dark landscapes, the metaphors are feral and they’ll turn on you in a heartbeat." --M.R. Carey, Author of The Girl with All the Gifts “. . . A tour de force of imagination, this remarkable debut collection uses the conventions of dark fantasy and horror as the framework for some of speculative fiction’s most unusual stories. VERDICT Fans of experimental fiction and exceptional writing should find a wealth of enjoyment here.” --Library Journal, Starred Review ". . . Amidst moments of body horror and hauntings galore, miracles and expressions of joy are liberally sprinkled, offering moments that lingered in my thoughts well after I’d finished the story. . . . I cannot wait to see what Marshall conjures next."--San Francisco Book Review "The stories in Helen Marshall’s Hair Side, Flesh Side occur in the interstices of our most fundamental relations. Brothers and sisters, parents and children, lovers find the space between them grown strange, shifting, as the familiar becomes the site and the source of startling transformation. Elegant, unsettling, these stories leave the reader no less changed than their characters. Highly recommended work." --John Langan, Author of Technicolor and Other Revelations and House of Windows ". . . Hair Side, Flesh Side is a strong first collection of speculative fiction borne out of faded manuscripts, old libraries and the memories of the past. However, it’s how Marshall sees us reconcile these ghosts with the world of the living that give her stories the weight of immediacy. She is a talent to be discovered." --The National Post