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Download or read book Peregrine Primus written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-24 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peregrine was the illigitimate son of the king of Sapodilla, which, as every schoolboy knows, was the last pagan kingdom in the world to resist Christianity. Cast out of Sapodilla as required by law when he reached his majority, Peregrine sallied forth into the Dark Ages with his page Dafty and the rather time-worn sorcerer Appledore to find his fortune. What he found instead was: dragons, whores, Huns, Roman legions, emperors, and a delightful collection of mysteries and adventures...
Download or read book Peregrine Secundus written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-14 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peregrine, bastard son of King Paladrine, thought he had trouble when he was transformed by a sorcerer into a falcon. In fact, his real troubles began when the prepubescent Princess Ruby changed him back into...well, almost a prince. A bastard. Whereupon he found himself dragged off by a dyspeptic dragon, smooched by a sphinx, wooed by the weefolk and finally appointed Sub-Imperial-sub-Legate, which is still not quote a prince, but somewhat more elegant than a bastard...
Download or read book The Ogre written by Avram Davidson and published by eStar Books. This book was released on 2011-04-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the menace of Dr. Ludwig Sanzmann first appeared, like a cloud no bigger than a man's hand, Dr. Fred B. Turbyfil, at twenty-seven, had been the youngest museum director in the country; and now at thirty-five he was still one of the youngest.
Download or read book Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Lest darkness fall written by and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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.
Download or read book The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy written by Mike Ashley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dazzling new collection of off-the-wall fantasies features stories from the minds of the funniest writers in the field, including Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, Paul di Filippo, Adam Roberts and Molly Brown. Here are 35 stories guaranteed to reassure us that the next-door world will be just as mad as this one. It includes a mix of brand-new stories and rare finds or forgotten gems, with a wide range of tales to suit every taste in humour. From the missionary plunged into the bizarre initiation rituals of a lost tribe to the bloke who thought magic would help his love life, from a wizard allergic to magic who sneezes his way into chaos to a man who finds his shoes have taken over control of his life, The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy unfalteringly turns fantasy and horror fiction on its head and makes magic into mayhem. A welcome new shot of comic genius in the sphere of fantasy fiction.
Download or read book Rogue Dragon written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-09-18 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jon-Joras had come to Earth simply to oversee arrangements for a dragon hunt to amuse the king. These hunts were as much pageantry as sport - the dragons, brought to Earth centuries before as pets of an alien race, were powerful but slow-witted. But suddenly the dragons had become dangerous - quick, deceptive, a menace to the nobles who hunted them. And Jon-Joras found himself caught in the middle of an uprising that could shake the powers that ruled the star-worlds.
Download or read book The Enemy of My Enemy written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-05-31 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Seven Signs of Tarnis were: Green eyes Long fingers Long ears, with tips Smooth and hairless bodies Full mouths Slender feet Melodious voices Jerrod Northi - rogue, pirate and a citizen of Pemath - was desperate enough to want to go through the transformation. It cost 100,000 units for the Craftsmen to endow him with the Seven Signs - a rather steep price even for him. But he would pay it somehow, for since the attack of the deadly leeris, he feared that the cost of missing this opportunity to find a refuge in the land of Tarnis would be even higher.
Download or read book The Redward Edward Papers written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of works includes the novella The Redward Edward Papers, along with five short stories. Delicatessen was painted in faded, faded, ornate letters on the store window, and a battered metal sign advertised a well-known soft drink. Edward had never been in the place before, but the instant he entered he recognized it as an archetype. Such places are always owned by men named Hans or Ernest and have splintery wooden floors which are swept an average of once every quarter of an hour. They smell very strongly of vinegar and have very little on display in the way of wares - on top of the glass display case, a large pickle jar, usually almost empty, inside the case a small piece of cheese, a small end of roast beef and a small end of ham, perhaps one knackwurst, a pint of salad, and some rye bread. In that part of the establishment referred to by Ernest or Hans as The Back is the beer, the soft drinks, the stove on which the coffee is made To Go. One winces at the small resources on or out of which Erny is obliged to sustain life, one goes on wincing for ten, twenty, thirty years, wondering if Erny is ever going to be able to make enough money to afford a large piece of roast beef, an entire ham, or a whole rye bread. And then one day Erny isn't there any more and one learns that he has retired and moved to Florida where, in partnership with his brother-in-law, a retired plumbing contractor from New Brunswick or Queens, he now owns and operates three motels, a liquor license, a restaurant, and an all-night grocery. Never again will one hear Erny's inimitable conversation, to wit: "What can I do for you?"... The odor of vinegar was very sharp. The man behind the counter had scant hair around his head and abundant flesh around his jaws. "You are the Grand Logothete", said Edward. This time, so sharp and so strong the odor of vinegar that he never smelled the mandragore at all, even after he went blind and before he lost consciousness...
Download or read book The Island Under the Earth written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Earthy, hot-tempered Captain Stag followed a simple man's quest; Tabnath Lo the trader was driven by obsessions; the enigmatic augurs Castegor and Gortecas maneouvred toward secret ends; and around them all the Six-limbed Folk massed in hatred and plotted barbaric vengeance...
Download or read book Clash of Star Kings written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-05-06 with total page 61 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You might have thought that the Fiesta of the Holy Hermit in the Mexican town of Los Remedios was just another of those quaint colourful ceremonies that the Indian natives put on each year for the mystification of tourists. And perhaps for the past few hundred years it had bee nothing more than that - but this year was to be different. For Jacob Clay, the American expatriate, had been poking into the buried secrets of that mountain community which dated back before the Aztec Empire, and he had begun to entertain a shocking suspicion. Before that fiesta was over he was due to learn the volcanic reality behind: The Holy Hermit - a mummy that was not a mummy... Tlaloc - a statue that was not just a thing of stone... Huitzilopochtli - a legend that was stark realism... And what started as a holiday turned into a nightmare on which pivoted the fates of the very stars themselves!
Download or read book The Kar Chee Reign written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-24 with total page 77 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here there be dragons... Earth was old, her riches gone. Her children too had left her, all but a few who lived peacefully off the land. And then came the Kar-Chee, to crack Earth open and suck out what remained of her richness, threatening the twilight of the old planet with an evil beyond anything that had gone before. With them they brought their servants, beasts so cruel and horrible that men could recall their like only from ancestral nightmares, and named them "dragons"...
Download or read book Mutiny in Space written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-19 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marooned on an unknown planet, the Persephone's officers moved warily through the forest. They had escaped the mutineers, but they knew there was danger ahead ... but what was it? The answer came in a howl of fury and a charge by grotesque armed figures - an army of death-dealing women! Avram Davidson, noted for his classic science-fiction short stories, tells a rousing tale of adventure in space and on an incredible planet.
Download or read book Vergil in Averno written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-02 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by medieval legends about the poet Vergil, who was revered not only as the author of the Aeneid but also as a powerful necromancer, Davidson embarked on his Vergil Magus series in the '60s with the intriguing novel The Phoenix and the Mirror. In this sequel, Vergil answers a magical summons from Averno, both the wealthiest and the filthiest of cities. The magnates there are worried about the waning and shifting of the natural fires that have fueled their industries and fouled their air. The bare skeleton of plot is fleshed out with an eccentric, wide-ranging series of digressions, reminiscences, dreams and cabalistic glosses, all in a rich, baroque, rhetorical style.
Download or read book The Boss in the Wall A Treatise on the House Devil written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-06-29 with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professor Vlad Smith is on a terrifying quest, one that will take him from the halls of our most hallowed institutions to the most run-down of old houses in blighted neighborhoods. A mysterious committee, shredded yellowed newspapers, a daguerrotype of a Confederate soldier, a headless corpse and a corpseless head.... These are the clues which Smith must piece together to save his sanity and his daughter, and uncover the terrible secret of the Boss in the Wall.
Download or read book Strange Seas and Shores written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-02 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of some of the best short story work from the Hugo and World Fantasy Award winning author. This short story collection contains: Sacheverell; Take Wooden Indians; The Vat; The Tail Tied Kings; Paramount Ulj; A Bottle Full of Kismet; The Goobers; Dr Morris Goldpepper Returns; The Certificate; Ogre in the Vly; Apres Nous; Climacteric; Yo Ho and Up; The Sixty Third Street Station; The House the Blakeneys Built; The Power of Every Root; and The Sources of the Nile.
Download or read book What Strange Stars and Skies written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-09-18 with total page 89 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A creature from space who watched too many American TV programs... A backwoods man who spoke an unearthly language... And the most singular events which occurred in the hovel on the alley off of Eye Street... You'll read about all of them, and many more, in this fascinating collection of stories by Hugo Award-winner Avram Davidson, one of the most original and accomplished writers of modern-day science fiction.
Download or read book Or All the Seas with Oysters written by Avram Davidson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 91 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Supposing you were Dr. Morris Goldpepper, D.D.S., kidnapped and brought to a strange new planet, condemned to fashion sets of false teeth for its toothless inhabitants? Supposing you owned a bicycle repair shop and the bicycles began to take on a strange new life of their own? Supposing you found an antique telephone in a curiosity shop, dialed a number and were connected with George Washington? Can you imagine the results? Only Avram Davidson can, and he convincingly transports you to a world where past and future intermingle, where weird creatures and events rub shoulders with everyday reality.