The Last Defender: A Novel

The Last Defender: A Novel


Author : Travis Pearson
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1483465861
Pages : 138 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (483 users)

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Soon after a population desperate for change elects a charismatic yet radical government leader, people begin vanishing without media coverage or bodies to recover. As the new socialist leader rules without compassion, steals the wealth of the country, and controls every aspect of the citizens' lives, one man decides to take action. Brent Stevens, a brilliant researcher intent on unlocking the power of the mind, lived a perfect middle-class existence before the new government robbed him of everything and attacked his only friend. Determined to help humankind, he launches a revolt against the all-powerful government. But when he is stonewalled by a powerful bureaucracy determined to institute their brutal agenda, Brent must become the country's last defender. As he bravely challenges a dark destiny, the clock ticks away as he wonders if he can save his country-and its people-from a bleak future.


The Last Defender of Camelot

The Last Defender of Camelot


Author : Roger Zelazny
Publisher : ibooks
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ISBN : 1596871075
Pages : 418 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (596 users)

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THE LAST DEFENDER OF CAMELOT is a collection of breathtaking stories that showcase the incredible abilities of several authors. Edited and with an introduction by award-winning author Robert Silverberg, it includes such tales as “For a Breath I Tarry,” and “Halfjack.” It also features the Hugo Award-winning “24 Views of Mt. Fuji,” by Hokusai, “Permafrost,” and “Home is the Hangman.”


A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000)

A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000)


Author : Ann Ann Howey
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN : 1843840685
Pages : 806 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (843 users)

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Annotated bibliography of the Arthurian legend in modern English-language fiction, not only in literary texts, but in television, music, and art.


Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny


Author : F. Brett Cox
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 0252052668
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (252 users)

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Challenging convention with the SF nonconformist Roger Zelazny combined poetic prose with fearless literary ambition to become one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 1960s. Yet many critics found his later novels underachieving and his turn to fantasy a disappointment. F. Brett Cox surveys the landscape of Zelazny's creative life and contradictions. Launched by the classic 1963 short story "A Rose for Ecclesiastes," Zelazny soon won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with ...And Call Me Conrad and two years later won again for Lord of Light. Cox looks at the author's overnight success and follows Zelazny into a period of continued formal experimentation, the commercial triumph of the Amber sword and sorcery novels, and renewed acclaim for Hugo-winning novellas such as "Home Is the Hangman" and "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai." Throughout, Cox analyzes aspects of Zelazny's art, from his preference for poetically alienated protagonists to the ways his plots reflected his determined individualism. Clear-eyed and detailed, Roger Zelazny provides an up-to-date reconsideration of an often-misunderstood SF maverick.


The Last Defender of Camelot

The Last Defender of Camelot


Author : Roger Zelazny
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ISBN : 9781515443407
Pages : 44 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

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After the fall of the Table Round, Launcelot DuLac fled England a broken man awaiting death. But death never came for him; instead, cursed, he has continued his search for the Holy Grail down through the ages, seeking a redemption that he fears he will never find. A chance meeting with Morgan Le Fay makes him question his curse and his destiny, for Merlin is about to awake and Launcelot will be called on one last time to defend the ideals of King Arthur and the Table Round, because he is the last defender of Camelot. by the author of the Chronicles of Amber! Roger Zelazny was a science fiction and fantasy writer, a six time Hugo Award winner, and a three time Nebula Award Winner. He published more than forty novels in his lifetime. His first novel This Immortal, serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction under the title ...And Call Me Conrad, won the Hugo Award for best novel. Lord of Light, his third novel, also won the Hugo award and was nominated for the Nebula award. He died at age 58 from colon cancer. Zelazny was posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010.


The Arthurian Handbook, Second Edition

The Arthurian Handbook, Second Edition


Author : Norris J. Lacy
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317777441
Pages : 456 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

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Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the presentation of Camelot on the Broadway stage, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and much more. This critical survey of Arthurian history and legend, archaeology, literature, and the arts from the fifth century to the present provides an introduction for the general reader and a useful summary for the specialist. It offers both historical facts and key discussions on Arthurian subjects, from post-Roman Britain to the most recent novels and films. There is a lengthy glossary of Arthurian characters, motifs, and places, a chronology of major historical and literary items, a guide to pronunciation, and a full bibliography. What's new in the Second Edition:All the material has been revised and updated to 1996 since the original 1988 edition; The chapter on modern literature has been thoroughly revised, with new material on writings from France, Germany, England, and America; The coverage of King Arthur in the arts has entirely rewritten by one of the premier authorities in Arthurian studies. Brand-new geneological charts of the ancestry of Arthur and his family and the Grail kings and knights.; A fully up-to-date chronology; Many new illustrations.


Merlin

Merlin


Author : Stephen Knight
Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 9780801443657
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

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Stephen Knight traces the myth of Merlin from to the early Welsh figure of Myrddin, through centuries of literature and art, and to contemporary examples of literature, film, and television.


Dreamsongs 2-Book Bundle

Dreamsongs 2-Book Bundle


Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN : 0345538455
Pages : 1725 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (345 users)

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Even before A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had already established himself as a giant in the field of fantasy literature. Now in one exclusive eBook edition are both volumes of Dreamsongs, featuring the very best of Martin’s early works. This convenient bundle provides a rare treat for Martin’s devoted readers, offering fascinating insights into his journey from a young writer to the #1 New York Times bestselling force of nature. “Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.”—The Guardian (U.K.) Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, as demonstrated in this dazzling two-volume collection. Gathered in Dreamsongs: Volume I are some of George R. R. Martin’s most time-honored tales, including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker award–winning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon. Dreamsongs: Volume II contains acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner “The Skin Trade,” as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight—plus two early screenplays. Featuring a dazzling array of subjects and styles, Dreamsongs is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans. PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN “Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.”—Time “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan


The New Arthurian Encyclopedia

The New Arthurian Encyclopedia


Author : Norris J. Lacy
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136606335
Pages : 654 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Novels Of Ernest HemingwayA Critical Study

Novels Of Ernest HemingwayA Critical Study


Author : Ishteyaque Shams
Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
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ISBN : 9788126901678
Pages : 170 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (91 users)

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The Present Book Provides A Critical Analysis Of All The Novels And Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway, A Twentieth Century American Novelist Who Got Nobel Prize For Literature. Hemingway Is A Writer Of Lost Generation, Of An Era Of Chaos And Disillusionment, But His Approach Is Neither Defeatist Nor Negative In Nature; Instead, It Is Something Vigorously Optimistic And Positive In Spirit. What Hemingway Seeks To Tell Us Through His Novels And Short Stories Is Indeed Important, But Far More Important Is The Way, The Mode In Which He Tells Us. It Is In This Course That A Proper Emphasis Has Been Given In The Present Book On The Use Of Symbols And Images In His Novels And Short Stories Besides Other Trends And Techniques In His Writings. Undoubtedly This Book Will Be A Boon For The Scholars Of Ernest Hemingway.


The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend

The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend


Author : Elizabeth Archibald
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521860598
Pages : 287 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (521 users)

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Covers the evolution of the legend over time and analyses the major themes that have emerged.


Exotic Subversions in Nineteenth-century French Fiction

Exotic Subversions in Nineteenth-century French Fiction


Author : Jennifer Yee
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351567462
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

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In the course of the nineteenth century France built up a colonial empire second only to Britain's. The literary tradition in which it dealt with its colonial 'Other' is frequently understood in terms of Edward Said's description of Orientalism as both a Western projection and a 'will to govern' over the Orient. There is, however, a body of works that eludes such a simple categorisation, offering glimpses of colonial resistance, of a critique of imperialist hegemony, or of a blurring of the boundaries between the Self and the Other. Some of the ways in which the imperialist enterprise is subverted in the metropolitan literature of this period are examined in this volume through detailed case studies of key works by Chateaubriand, Hugo, Flaubert and Segalen.


Merlin

Merlin


Author : Peter H. Goodrich
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135583404
Pages : 454 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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This book deals with all aspects of the Merlin legend, from its origins to its expression in medieval and modern literature, film, and popular culture. Two of the reprinted essays are translated into English for the first time.


The Life of a Knight (Historical Novel)

The Life of a Knight (Historical Novel)


Author : G. A. Henty
Publisher : e-artnow
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Pages : 1336 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (46 users)

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This meticulously edited adventure collection contains tales of fair medieval knights known throughout the world for their honor and chivalry. This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents: Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades St. George For England: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century At Agincourt: A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris A Knight of the White Cross: A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes


Dreamsongs: Volume II

Dreamsongs: Volume II


Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN : 0553904345
Pages : 752 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (553 users)

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Even before the enormous success of A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had secured his reputation as one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. The second of two thrilling collections, Dreamsongs: Volume II continues the story of his amazing journey from a young writer to a #1 New York Times bestselling force of nature. Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, as demonstrated in this dazzling collection. Dreamsongs: Volume II contains acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner “The Skin Trade,” as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight—plus two early screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume II is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity—and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new. “Science fiction, fantasy and horror fans alike will be blown away by the diversity and quality of stories. . . . This extraordinary collection is one to cherish.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.”—The Guardian (U.K.) PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN “Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.”—Time “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan


The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

The History of the Science-fiction Magazine


Author : Michael Ashley
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN : 1846310032
Pages : 527 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (846 users)

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Indianapolis Monthly

Indianapolis Monthly


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Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.