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The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft

**Finalist for the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by *Slate* and the *San Francisco Chronicle***
**From across strange aeons comes the long-awaited annotated edition of “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale” (Stephen King).**
“With an increasing distance from the twentieth century…the New England poet, author, essayist, and stunningly profuse epistolary Howard Phillips Lovecraft is beginning to emerge as one of that tumultuous period’s most critically fascinating and yet enigmatic figures,” writes Alan Moore in his introduction to *The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft*. Despite this nearly unprecedented posthumous trajectory, at the time of his death at the age of forty-six, Lovecraft’s work had appeared only in dime-store magazines, ignored by the public and maligned by critics. Now well over a century after his birth, Lovecraft is increasingly being recognized as the foundation for American horror and science fiction, the source of “incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction” (Joyce Carol Oates).
In this volume, Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with clarity and historical insight, charting the rise of the erstwhile pulp writer, whose rediscovery and reclamation into the literary canon can be compared only to that of Poe or Melville. Weaving together a broad base of existing scholarship with his own original insights, Klinger appends Lovecraft’s uncanny oeuvre and Kafkaesque life story in a way that provides context and unlocks many of the secrets of his often cryptic body of work.
Over the course of his career, Lovecraft—”the Copernicus of the horror story” (Fritz Leiber)—made a marked departure from the gothic style of his predecessors that focused mostly on ghosts, ghouls, and witches, instead crafting a vast mythos in which humanity is but a blissfully unaware speck in a cosmos shared by vast and ancient alien beings. One of the progenitors of “weird fiction,” Lovecraft wrote stories suggesting that we share not just our reality but our planet, and even a common ancestry, with unspeakable, godlike creatures just one accidental revelation away from emerging from their epoch of hibernation and extinguishing both our individual sanity and entire civilization.
Following his best-selling *The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes* , Leslie S. Klinger collects here twenty-two of Lovecraft’s best, most chilling “Arkham” tales, including “The Call of Cthulhu,” *At the Mountains of Madness* , “The Whisperer in Darkness,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” “The Colour Out of Space,” and others. With nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from *Weird Tales* and *Astounding Stories* , and more than 1,000 annotations, this volume illuminates every dimension of H. P. Lovecraft and stirs the Great Old Ones in their millennia of sleep.

The Myth Hunters

### From Publishers Weekly
Stoker-winner Golden (_The Boys Are Back in Town_) launches a promising new dark fantasy series with this chiller, which opens on a snowy December night on the coast of Maine. Lawyer Oliver Bascombe is having a case of prewedding jitters at his family home, an “enormous Victorian mansion,” when a blizzard smashes its way into the house and blows in “the winter man” (aka Jack Frost). Frost needs Oliver to save him from a Myth Hunter from beyond the Veil (i.e., the land of faerie). Seizing the opportunity to duck his wedding obligations, Oliver agrees to pass with Frost through the Veil. Meanwhile, on Earth, Oliver’s tough-minded sister, Colleen, sets out to solve the mystery of his disappearance. When she finds her father murdered, she turns for help to Det. Ted Hallowell, who gets on the trail of a serial killer. Fast pacing, superior characterization and sound folklore yield a winner. *(Jan. 31)*
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On the eve of his wedding, Oliver Bascombe confesses to his older sister, Colette, that he isn’t sure he wants to marry his fiancee. The impending nuptials soon take a backseat to much bigger troubles, however, when a man made wholly of ice crashes through the living room window. The man tells Oliver that he is the legendary Jack Frost and is in very immediate danger. Oliver helps Jack return to his own world, Borderland, but crosses over himself, too, and is soon caught up in the action there. A group of vicious killers is hunting and brutally killing mythological creatures. Joined by the woman Kitsune, who transforms into a fox at will, Jack and Oliver flee in a desperate attempt to get Oliver safely back home, where things aren’t as Oliver left them. The Sandman has escaped Borderland, killed Oliver’s father, and kidnapped his sister. The colorful, vividly imagined world and unresolved major plotline of Golden’s thrilling yarn make a sequel a sure thing. *Kristine Huntley*
*Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved*

The Moral Landscape

Sam Harris’s first book, *The End of Faith* , ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people – from religious fundamentalists to nonbelieving scientists – agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the primary justification for religious faith. In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge. Defining morality in terms of human and animal well-being, Harris argues that science can do more than tell how we are; it can, in principle, tell us how we ought to be. In his view, moral relativism is simply false – and comes at an increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can be no Christian or Muslim morality. Using his expertise in philosophy and neuroscience, along with his experience on the front lines of our ‘culture wars’, Harris delivers a game-changing book about the future of science and about the real basis of human cooperation. **
### Recensione
“Sam Harris breathes intellectual fire into an ancient debate. Reading this thrilling, audacious book, you feel the ground shifting beneath your feet. Reason has never had a more passionate advocate.”
—Ian McEwan
Beautifully written as they were (the elegance of his prose is a distilled blend of honesty and clarity) there was little in Sam Harris’s previous books that couldn’t have been written by any of his fellow ‘horsemen’ of the ‘new atheism’. This book is different, though every bit as readable as the other two. I was one of those who had unthinkingly bought into the hectoring myth that science can say nothing about morals. To my surprise, *The Moral Landscape* has changed all that for me. It should change it for philosophers too. Philosophers of mind have already discovered that they can’t duck the study of neuroscience, and the best of them have raised their game as a result. Sam Harris shows that the same should be true of moral philosophers, and it will turn their world exhilaratingly upside down. As for religion, and the preposterous idea that we need God to be good, nobody wields a sharper bayonet than Sam Harris.
\–Richard Dawkins
“Reading Sam Harris is like drinking water from a cool stream on a hot day. He has the rare ability to frame arguments that are not only stimulating, they are downright nourishing, even if you don’t always agree with him! In this new book he argues from a philosophical and a neurobiological perspective that science can and should determine morality. His discussions will provoke secular liberals and religious conservatives alike, who jointly argue from different perspectives that there always will be an unbridgeable chasm between merely knowing what is and discerning what should be. As was the case with Harris’ previous books, readers are bound to come away with previously firm convictions about the world challenged, and a vital new awareness about the nature and value of science and reason in our lives.”
*—* Lawrence M. Krauss, Foundation Professor and Director of the ASU Origins Project at Arizona State University *,* author of *The Physics of Star Trek,* and *, Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science*
“A lively, provocative, and timely new look at one of the deepest problems in the world of ideas. Harris makes a powerful case for a morality that is based on human flourishing and thoroughly enmeshed with science and rationality. It is a tremendously appealing vision, and one that no thinking person can afford to ignore.”
\–Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and The Blank Slate.
### Descrizione del libro
An explosive new book that calls for an end to religion’s monopoly on morality.

The Monster War

*The Monster War* is the third book in the action-packed, steampunk League of Seven series by acclaimed author Alan Gratz.
Having discovered the monstrous secret of his origins, Archie Dent is no longer certain that he is worthy to be a member of the League of Seven. But with new enemies to face, he realizes that he may not have the luxury of questioning his destiny.
Wielding the Dragon Lantern, the maniacal Philomena Moffett has turned her back on the Septemberist Society, creating her own Shadow League and unleashing a monster army on the American continent. Archie and his friends must race to find the last two members of their league in time to thwart Moffett’s plan and rescue humanity once more.

The Mister

**’Packed with passion … a love story full of charm, music and soul-mates … a classic E L James combo of the sweet and erotic with the perfect ending for romantics. I think it’s her best by far!’** \- Milly Johnson, *The Sun*
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**T** **he thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling *Fifty Shades* trilogy**
**London, 2019.** Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, *The Mister* is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page. **

The Metrognome and Other Stories

Forget what you thought you knew about the universe and enter the fantastic world of master storyteller Alan Dean Foster . . .
OPERATOR ASSISTED CALLS ARE CHARGED AT A HIGHER RATE. Mr. Parkworthy had a score to settle with the telephone company, and he was a man used to getting his own way. But he should have remembered that it is not polite to be rude to a lady . . . especially when the lady is Ma Bell.
THE METROGNOME. Charlie Dimsdale was only a little man in the company that ran New York City’s subways . . . until some odd little denizens of the city’s subterranean tunnels showed him who was really in charge!
THE TESSELATED TETRAHEXAHEDRAL YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS. Country people in America are a fair but mighty independent bunch. So when some government scientists rudely demanded that the Shattucks turn over the UFO that crashed on their Texas ranch, the Shattucks became a bit obstinate. Besides, the shining little spacecraft looked real cute hanging on the barn with the Christmas decorations.
COLLECTIBLE. When young Pearl’s life was collapsing around her, she could always find comfort in her extensive collection of dragon memorabilia — but some youngsters are more fragile than others, and dragons can be deadly.
Plus eleven more stories!
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The Marvel Book

**One Marvel book to guide them all.**
The Marvel Book charts an exhilarating course through the fascinating, dynamic and awe-inspiring Marvel Comics universe.
Packed with vivid comic book imagery, illuminating infographics and incisive, specially curated essays, this book explores the key concepts, characters and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. Meticulously researched and expertly written, this discerning guide sheds new light on the myriad wonders of the Marvel Comics universe.
So whether you are a devoted Marvel Comics fan or a casual reader keen to find out more, The Marvel Book is an invaluable roadmap to a boundless comics universe that will encourage you to see it anew.
© 2019 MARVEL

The Martian Child

A Novel about a Single Father Adopting a Son
Based on a True Story

“Oh. One more thing: Dennis thinks he’s a Martian . . . .”

Soon-to-be parents are instructed to “expect the unexpected.” Good advice, it turns out. Especially for the anxious or apprehensive parent who is considering adoption.

How can one know about an adopted child?

All David Gerrold knew for certain was that he wanted to be a parent. As a single gay man he thought adoption would be the most direct route to fatherhood. But he soon found out-to both his joy and dismay-that the emotional route to fatherhood was anything but direct. In fact, it was a roller-coaster ride that changed his life forever.

When he first saw the picture of eight-year-old Dennis beaming up at him from the photograph in the adoption book, David knew this was the boy for him.

But these were the facts: Abandoned as an infant by drug-addicted parents. Documented abuse….

The Man Who Folded Himself

This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time-travel novel. When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that he has enormous power to shape the course of history. He can foil terrorists, prevent assassinations, or just make some fast money at the racetrack. And if he doesn’t like the results of the change, he can simply go back in time and talk himself out of making it! But Dan soon finds that there are limits to his powers and forces beyond his control.

The Malacia Tapestry

In the timeless city of Malacia, a place swathed in magic and on the brink of war, lives a young man named Perian de Chirolo – a free-spirit, a fearless lover – who embarks on a harrowing odyssey with dramatic consequences for himself and all Malacians. This is a gripping tale of wonder, lust and destiny.