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Title:Epic: Legends of Fantasy
Format Type:Ebook
Author:John Joseph Adams, George R.R. Martin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Hobb, Tad Williams, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Michael Moorcock, Melanie Rawn, Kate Elliott, Mary Robinette Kowal, N.K. Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Trudi Canavan, Juliet Marillier, Aliette de Bodard, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card
Publisher:Tachyon Publications
ISBN:1616960841
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Number of Pages:624
Category:Fantasy, Short stories, Anthologies, Fiction, Epic fantasy

Epic: Legends of Fantasy by John Joseph Adams, George R.R. Martin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Hobb, Tad Williams, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Michael Moorcock, Melanie Rawn, Kate Elliott, Mary Robinette Kowal, N.K. Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Trudi Canavan, Juliet Marillier, Aliette de Bodard, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Epic: Legends of Fantasy From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the megapopular fantasy novels of today this quintessential anthology of epic fantasy is adventurous storytelling at its best With rich and vibrant world building readers are transported to antiquated realms to witness noble sacrifices and astonishing wonders Gathering a comprehensive survey of beloved stories from the genre this compilation includes stories by such luminaries as George R R Martin Robert Jordan Terry Brooks Ursula K Le Guin Robin Hobb and Tad Williams Inspiring and larger than life these tales offer timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil and express mankind s greatest hopes and fears .

Contents .

Foreword by Brent Weeks .

Homecoming by Robin Hobb The Word of Unbinding by Ursula K Le Guin The Burning Man by Tad Williams As the Wheel Turns by Aliette de Bodard The Alchemist by Paolo Bacigalupi Sandmagic by Orson Scott Card The Road to Levinshir by Patrick Rothfuss Rysn by Brandon Sanderson While the Gods Laugh by Michael Moorcock Mother of All Russiya by Melanie Rawn Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott The Bound Man by Mary Robinette Kowal The Narcomancer by N K Jemisin Strife Lingers in Memory by Carrie Vaughn The Mad Apprentice by Trudi Canavan Otherling by Juliet Marillier The Mystery Knight by George R R Martin .

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The game is afoot Night Shade Books is proud to present the fantastic adventures of the world s greatest detective mystery fantasy science fiction horror no genre can escape the esteemed detective s needle sharp intellect and intuition br This reprint anthology showcases the best Holmes short fiction from the last years featuring stories by such visionaries as Stephen King Neil Gaimen Laura King and many others br br 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 i New York Times i bestseller a national bestseller or a Hugo or Nebula award winner we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors


The Living Dead (The Living Dead, #1)

When there s no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead Resident Evil to World War Z zombies have invaded popular culture becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today s most renowned authors of fantasy speculative fiction and horror including Stephen King Harlan Ellison Robert Silverberg George R R Martin Clive Barker Poppy Z Brite Neil Gaiman Joe Hill Laurell K Hamilton and Joe R Lansdale The Living Dead covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction br br 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 i New York Times i bestseller a national bestseller or a Hugo or Nebula award winner we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors


Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

Famine Death War and Pestilence The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse the harbingers of Armageddon these are our guides through the Wastelands br br From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road storytellers have long imagined the end of the world weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe chaos and calamity In doing so these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse br br Gathering together the best post apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today s most renowned authors of speculative fiction including George R R Martin Gene Wolfe Orson Scott Card Carol Emshwiller Jonathan Lethem Octavia E Butler and Stephen King Wastelands explores the scientific psychological and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war ecological disaster or cosmological cataclysm these are tales of survivors in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was in others merely surviving scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters mutants and marauders br br Complete with introductions and an indispensable appendix of recommendations for further reading Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape uncovering the raw human emotion and heart pounding thrills at the genre s core br br Contains the following stories br br Introduction by John Joseph Adams br The End of the Whole Mess by Stephen King br Salvage by Orson Scott Card br The People of Sand and Slag by Paolo Bacigalupi br Bread and Bombs by M Rickert br How We Got In Town and Out Again by Jonathan Lethem br Dark Dark Were the Tunnels by George R R Martin br Waiting for the Zephyr by Tobias S Buckell br Never Despair by Jack McDevitt br When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth by Cory Doctorow br The Last of the O Forms by James Van Pelt br Still Life With Apocalypse by Richard Kadrey br Artie s Angels by Catherine Wells br Judgment Passed by Jerry Oltion br Mute by Gene Wolfe br Inertia by Nancy Kress br And the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth Bear br Speech Sounds by Octavia E Butler br Killers by Carol Emshwiller br Ginny Sweethips Flying Circus by Neal Barrett Jr br The End of the World as We Know It by Dale Bailey br A Song Before Sunset by David Grigg br Episode Seven by John Langan br Appendix For Further Reading


The Living Dead 2 (The Living Dead, #2)

i The Living Dead i has more of what zombie fans hunger for more scares more action more brains Experience the indispensable series that defines the very best in zombie literature with a shambling ravenous herd of original stories i The Living Dead i also features a slavering horde of reprint zombie stories All this adds up to a landmark volume that helps define what zombie godfather i John Skipp i calls The New Zombie Literature br br Additional contributing authors br Joe McKinney br Carrie Ryan br Kim Paffenroth br R J Sevin br Julia Sevin br Catherine MacLeod br Mark McLaughlin br Kyra Schon br Steven Gould br Catherynne M Valente br Jonathon Maberry br Genevieve Valentine br John Skipp br Cody Goodfellow br Sarah Langan br br Last Stand by Kelley Armstrong Kelley Armstrong br Danger Word by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due Originally published in Dark Dreams Reprinted by permission of the authors br Pirates vs Zombies by Amelia Beamer Amelia Beamer br We Now Pause for Station Identification by Gary A Braunbeck Gary Braunbeck Originally published as a limited edition chapbook by Endeavor Press Reprinted by permission of the author br Steve and Fred by Max Brooks Max Brooks br Living with the Dead by Molly Brown Molly Brown Originally published in Celebration Years of the British Science Fiction Association Reprinted by permission of the author br Zombie Gigolo by S G Browne S G Browne br The Anteroom by Adam Troy Castro Adam Troy Castro br The Human Race by Scott Edelman Scott Edelman Originally published in Space and Time Reprinted by permission of the author br The Summer Place by Bob Fingerman Bob Fingerman br The Rapeworm by Charles Coleman Finlay Charles Coleman Finlay Originally published in Noctem Aeternus Reprinted by permission of the author br Tameshigiri by Steven Gould Steven Gould br Everglades by Mira Grant Seanan McGuire br The Mexican Bus by Walter Greatshell Walter Greatshell br He Said Laughing by Simon R Green Simon R Green br Rural Dead by Bret Hammond Bret Hammond Originally published in Tales of the Zombie War Reprinted by permission of the author br Therapeutic Intervention by Rory Harper Rory Harper Originally published on eatourbrains com Reprinted by permission of the author br Lost Canyon of the Dead by Brian Keene Brian Keene br Alone Together by Robert Kirkman Robert Kirkman br The Skull Faced City by David Barr Kirtley David Barr Kirtley br The Other Side by Jamie Lackey Jamie Lackey br Are You Trying to Tell Me This Is Heaven by Sarah Langan Sarah Langan br Twenty Three Snapshots of San Francisco by Seth Lindberg Seth Lindberg Originally published in Twilight Showcase Reprinted by permission of the author br The Wrong Grave by Kelly Link Kelly Link Originally published in The Restless Dead Reprinted by permission of the author br Mouja by Matt London Matt London br Zero Tolerance by Jonathan Maberry Jonathan Maberry br Zombie Season by Catherine MacLeod Catherine MacLeod Originally published in Bits of the Dead Reprinted by permission of the author br The Thought War by Paul McAuley Paul McAuley Originally published in Postscripts Reprinted by permission of the author br Dating in Dead World by Joe McKinney Joe McKinney br Arlene Schabowski of the Undead by Mark McLaughlin and Kyra M Schon Mark McLaughlin and Kyra M Schon Originally published in Midnight Premiere Reprinted by permission of the authors br Who We Used to Be by David Moody David Moody br Thin Them Out by Kim Paffenroth R J Sevin and Julia Sevin Kim Paffenroth R J Sevin and Julia Sevin Originally published as a limited edition chapbook by Creeping Hemlock Press Reprinted by permission of the authors br Category Five by Marc Paoletti Marc Paoletti Originally published in Sin Reprinted by permission of the author br The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes Steven Popkes Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy amp Science Fiction Reprinted by permission of the author br Reluctance by Cherie Priest Cherie Priest br Flotsam amp Jetsam by Carrie Ryan Carrie Ryan br Where the Heart Was by David J Schow David J Schow Originally published in Hottest Blood Reprinted by permission of the author br The Price of a Slice by John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow br Zombieville by Paula R Stiles Paula R Stiles Originally published in Something Wicked Reprinted by permission of the author br When the Zombies Win by Karina Sumner Smith Karina Sumner Smith br The Days of Flaming Motorcycles by Catherynne M Valente Catherynne M Valente Originally published in Dark Faith Reprinted by permission of the author br And the Next and the Next by Genevieve Valentine Genevieve Valentine br Good People by David Wellington David Wellington br Obedience by Brenna Yovanoff Brenna Yovanoff Originally published in Strange Horizons Reprinted by permission of the author


Brave New Worlds

From Huxley s Brave New World to Orwell s to Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale dystopian books have always been an integral part of both science fiction and literature and have influenced the broader culture discussion in unique and permanent ways Brave New Worlds brings together the best dystopian fiction of the last years demonstrating the diversity that flourishes in this compelling subgenre br This landmark tome contains stories by Ursula K Le Guin Cory Doctorow M Rickert Paolo Bacigalupi Orson Scott Card Neil Gaiman Ray Bradbury and many others


Epic: Legends of Fantasy

From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the megapopular fantasy novels of today this quintessential anthology of epic fantasy is adventurous storytelling at its best With rich and vibrant world building readers are transported to antiquated realms to witness noble sacrifices and astonishing wonders Gathering a comprehensive survey of beloved stories from the genre this compilation includes stories by such luminaries as George R R Martin Robert Jordan Terry Brooks Ursula K Le Guin Robin Hobb and Tad Williams Inspiring and larger than life these tales offer timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil and express mankind s greatest hopes and fears br br Contents br br Foreword by Brent Weeks br br Homecoming by Robin Hobb br The Word of Unbinding by Ursula K Le Guin br The Burning Man by Tad Williams br As the Wheel Turns by Aliette de Bodard br The Alchemist by Paolo Bacigalupi br Sandmagic by Orson Scott Card br The Road to Levinshir by Patrick Rothfuss br Rysn by Brandon Sanderson br While the Gods Laugh by Michael Moorcock br Mother of All Russiya by Melanie Rawn br Riding the Shore of the River of Death by Kate Elliott br The Bound Man by Mary Robinette Kowal br The Narcomancer by N K Jemisin br Strife Lingers in Memory by Carrie Vaughn br The Mad Apprentice by Trudi Canavan br Otherling by Juliet Marillier br The Mystery Knight by George R R Martin br br


The End is Nigh (The Apocalypse Triptych, #1)

Famine Death War Pestilence These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse of the End of the World In science fiction the end is triggered by less figurative means nuclear holocaust biological warfare pandemic ecological disaster or cosmological cataclysm br br But before any catastrophe there are people who see it coming During there are heroes who fight against it And after there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories br br Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse br br THE END IS NIGH features all new never before published works by Hugh Howey Paolo Bacigalupi Jamie Ford Seanan McGuire Tananarive Due Jonathan Maberry Robin Wasserman Nancy Kress Charlie Jane Anders Ken Liu and many others


The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor from Dr Moreau to Dr Doom readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them Typically we see these villains through the eyes of good guys This anthology however explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses from their own wonderfully twisted point of view br br An all star roster of bestselling authors including Diana Gabaldon Daniel Wilson Austin Grossman Naomi Novik and Seanan McGuire twenty two great storytellers all told have produced a fabulous assortment of stories guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable br br Everybody loves villains They re bad they always stir the pot they re much more fun than the good guys even if we want to see the good guys win Their fiendish schemes maniacal laughter and limitless ambition are legendary but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins How and why do they commit these nefarious deeds And why are they so set on taking over the world br br If you ve ever asked yourself any of these questions you re in luck It s finally time for the madmen s side of the story


The End Has Come (The Apocalypse Triptych, #3)

Famine Death War Pestilence These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse of the End of the World In science fiction the end is triggered by less figurative means nuclear holocaust biological warfare pandemic ecological disaster or cosmological cataclysm br br But before any catastrophe there are people who see it coming During there are heroes who fight against it And after there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild br br THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH tells their stories br br Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse br br THE END HAS COME features all new never before published works by Hugh Howey Seanan McGuire Ken Liu Carrie Vaughn Mira Grant Jamie Ford Tananarive Due Jonathan Maberry Robin Wasserman Nancy Kress Charlie Jane Anders Elizabeth Bear Ben H Winters Scott Sigler and many others br br THE END IS NIGH is about the match br br THE END IS NOW is about the conflagration br br THE END HAS COME is about what will rise from the ashes


By Blood We Live

From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Castlevania to Tru Blood the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity s darkest deepest fears flowing through our very blood fears of death and life and insatiable hunger And yet there is an attraction undeniable to the vampire archetype whether the pale European count impeccably dressed and coldly masculine yet strangely ambiguous ready to sink his sharp teeth deep into his victims necks draining or converting them or the vamp the count s feminine counterpart villain and victim in one using her wiles and icy sexuality to corrupt man and woman alike br Edited by John Joseph Adams Wastelands The Living Dead By Blood We Live gathers together the best vampire literature of the last three decades from many of today s most renowned authors of fantasy speculative fiction and horror including Stephen King Joe Hill Garth Nix Neil Gaiman Kelley Armstrong Ken Macleod Harry Turtledove Carrie Vaughn and Tad Williams br br br br br Contents br Introduction By Blood We Live essay by John Joseph Adams br Snow Glass Apples shortstory by Neil Gaiman br The Master of Rampling Gate novelette by Anne Rice br Under St Peter s novelette by Harry Turtledove br Child of an Ancient City novelette by Tad Williams br Lifeblood novelette by Michael A Burstein br Endless Night shortstory by Barbara Roden br Infestation novelette by Garth Nix br Life Is the Teacher Kitty shortfiction by Carrie Vaughn br The Vechi Barbat shortstory by Nancy Kilpatrick br The Beautiful The Damned shortfiction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch br Pinecones shortfiction by David Wellington br Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu novelette by Norman Partridge br Foxtrot at High Noon shortfiction by Sergei Lukyanenko br This Is Now shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith br Blood Gothic shortstory by Nancy Holder br Mama Gone shortstory by Jane Yolen br Abraham s Boys shortstory by Joe Hill br Nunc Dimittis novelette by Tanith Lee br Hunger shortfiction by Gabriela Lee br Ode to Edvard Munch shortstory by Caitl n R Kiernan br Finders Keepers shortfiction by L A Banks br After the Stone Age shortfiction by Brian Stableford br Much at Stake shortstory by Kevin J Anderson br House of the Rising Sun shortstory by Elizabeth Bear aka The House of the Rising Sun br A Standup Dame shortstory by Lilith Saintcrow aka A Stand Up Dame br Twilight Women of the Otherworld Short Fiction novelette by Kelley Armstrong br In Darkness Angels novelette by Eric Van Lustbader br Sunrise on Running Water novelette by Barbara Hambly br Hit shortstory by Bruce McAllister br Undead Again shortstory by Ken MacLeod br Peking Man shortstory by Robert J Sawyer br Necros shortstory by Brian Lumley br Exsanguinations A Handbook for the Educated Vampire by Anna S Oppenhagen Petrescu shortfiction by Catherynne M Valente br Lucy In Her Splendor shortstory by Charles Coleman Finlay br The Wide Carnivorous Sky shortfiction by John Langan br One for the Road shortstory by Stephen King br For Further Reading By Blood We Live essay by Ross E Lockhart


The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius, The Living Dead (The Living Dead, #1), The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Living Dead 2 (The Living Dead, #2), Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, Brave New Worlds, The End is Nigh (The Apocalypse Triptych, #1), By Blood We Live, Epic: Legends of Fantasy, The End Has Come (The Apocalypse Triptych, #3)