Fantasies of Time and Death

Fantasies. of. Time. and. Death. “Anna Vaninskaya's study of three major fantasists offers an important new perspective on the origins of ... she shows how these writers similarly use fantasy to explore time, death, love, and change.

Fantasies of Time and Death

This book reveals the unique contribution made by the three founding fathers of British fantasy—Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien—to our culture’s perennial reassessment of the meanings of time, death and eternity. It traces the poetic, philosophical and theological roots of the striking preoccupation with mortality and temporality that defines the imagined worlds of early fantasy fiction, and gives both the form of such fiction and its ideas the attention they deserve. Dunsany, Eddison and Tolkien raise some of the oldest questions in existence: about the limits of nature, human and divine; cosmic creation and destruction; the immortality conferred by art and memory; and the paradoxes and uncertainties generated by the universal experience of transience, the fear of annihilation and the desire for transcendence. But they respond to those questions by means of thought experiments that have no precedent in modern literary history. This book has won the '2021 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award' for Myth and Fantasy Studies.

Death and Fantasy

He speaks of human subjection to time and death indirectly, or circuitously (to echo Dickinson again10), mediated through the experience of the witch Serafina Pekkala. Younger readers are not directly confronted with the brevity of life ...

Death and Fantasy

Drawing on philosophy, theology and psychoanalysis as well as on literary criticism, this collection of essays explores a range of fantasy texts with particular attention to the various ways in which they seek to deal with the reality of death. The essays uncover some fascinating links, and indeed tensions, between the writers discussed.

Fantasy In Death

It screamed. She had a moment to think the sound was eerily human before it stumbled. As it fell, she swung out, caught her opponent in the side. Not a death blow, she decided. Time to finish it off.

Fantasy In Death

Murder did that. Took lives, crushed others. But why? Money. Jealousy. Revenge. Secrets. Passion. Whatever the answers, the method had been bold and complex. They were best friends, driven by a shared vision to rule the world of virtual reality games. Their newest invention, developed to transport the player into a fantastical virtual world, is about to be launched. But suddenly, Bart, the brains behind it all, is found brutally killed - defeated by his own game. Their close-knit group is torn apart. Who could have engineered such a devastating virtual death? Even Eve Dallas, New York City's most cunning investigator, is thrown. But as she peels back layers of secrets, revenge and misplaced allegiances, she realises the depth of the killer's master plan. And she knows his game is far from over . . .

The Psychology of Death in Fantasy and History

But the creative individual is endowed with a specific ' ability to mourn ' to alleviate pain over death , which begins at the time of birth " ( Auchter , 1978 , p . 74 ) . In a certain way , we have to mourn our own deaths for a ...

The Psychology of Death in Fantasy and History

Delves into the psychology of death, not just in terms of bereavement and loss, but also in terms of the role it plays in fantasies, ghastly images and imaginations of death that are pivotal to much religion, violence, poetry and history. Articles include the relationship of death psychology to eroticism and the morbid fantasies of suicide bombers.

Death Cult An Urban Fantasy Novel

this time. But then the figure spoke, though in a voice I didn't recognize. “Hey, baby,” the voice said. “Did you miss me?” “Zee?” I said, hardly able to believe it was her, even though I had expected her to show up at some stage.

Death Cult   An Urban Fantasy Novel

Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters… Since my run in with the degenerate tech billionaire, Martin Phillips, things have gone to shit. The dread witch Morganna still has Zee imprisoned in her staff, my sister is missing, I've run afoul of a murderous cult, and I fell off the wagon to boot. Now it’s just a question of which one kills me first, the smack or my enemies. At this point, death would be a blessing… *** Read the brand new dark urban fantasy novel set in the same world as N.P. Martin's bestselling Ethan Drake series, chock full of the same action, grit, and dark humor that made the Drake series such a hit with readers. Grab your copy of the second book in the Deadson Confidential series today!

Death Descent Death Touched 3 Urban Fantasy Romance

This time it's a small-time witch, but she died the same way.” The vampire arched an eyebrow. “A witch of importance?” His eyes flickered to Peter. “It was Catherine's sister.” Peter stiffened. “Jezebel?” Jack nodded. “Yeah.

Death Descent  Death Touched  3  Urban Fantasy Romance

Nena Tacita now knows the terrible truth about herself, but she doesn't dwell in self-pity for long. Death is still out there wreaking havoc among the living, and her friends and she are the only ones that can stop him. Unfortunately, there are unknown adversaries lurking in the shadows, foes who have their own plans for Death. Foes that need Nena for their plans. Those plans involve murder, and that’s what leads Nena and her friends to a corporate dealer of the Underworld. There they’re lead through a ghoul’s gallery of grisly deeds against humanity as the true horrors of being a Death Touched are revealed to her. The horrors hint at a darkness that Nena realizes resides in her own body. Fear begins to creep into Nena’s mind, a fear that maybe she won’t even make it even to the end of the world.

Fantasy Film

And yet, we might conclude, an engagement in spectacle was often also an engagement in a fantasy of the world on screen: a reality captured and made strange. Fantasies of Life and Death Cinema's ability to distort the rudiments of time ...

Fantasy Film

Fantasy Film proposes an innovative approach to the study of this most popular cinematic genre. Engaging with the diversity of tones, forms and styles that fantasy can take in the cinema, the book examines the value and significance of fantasy across a wide range of key films. This volume extends critical understanding beyond the often narrowly defined boundaries of what is seen as "fantasy". Fantasy Film uses key concepts in film studies - such as authorship, representation, history,genre, coherence and point of view - to interrogate the fantasy genre and establish its parameters. A wide range of films are held up to close scrutiny to illustrate the discussion. Moving from Alfred Hitchcock's dark thrillers to Vincente Minnelli's vibrant musicals, from George Méliès' 1904 Voyage à travers l'impossible to the X-Men series, the creative dexterity and excitement of film fantasy is evoked and explored. The book will be invaluable to students and fans of the fantasy genre.

Death Touched Box Set Urban Fantasy Romance

At that time Death was still doing his job so my life ended naturally. For you he gave your life back to you.” “So what does that mean?” she snapped. Jack pressed the cigarette between his lips as he studied her. “It means that Death ...

Death Touched Box Set  Urban Fantasy Romance

The complete Death Touched box set featuring all four ebooks! The Death comes for everyone. For Nena, Death comes for her, but doesn't collect. She's instead picked up by a mysterious group led by a man named Scratch, and they won't let her go now that she's Death Touched. Now she must pick up the pieces of her life and navigate the world of the undead even as it comes under attack from the lord of them all, Death himself. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, billionaire romance, contemporary, 21st century, current, historical, past, monster, creature, vampire, undead, immortal, revenant, demon, devil, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, occult, secret, demon, devil, sensual, ghost, spirit, undead, phantom, poltergeist, zombie, workplace, office, boss, work, dead, death, witch

Death Cursed Death Touched Book 1 Urban Fantasy Romance

“You're the first Death Touched we've seen near a Corrupted. That could be the difference,” he explained. She frowned at him. “But that just means I'm dead, doesn't it? Like you?” He shook his head. “No. At that time Death was still ...

Death Cursed  Death Touched Book 1  Urban Fantasy Romance

Death comes for everyone. For Nena, Death comes for her, but doesn't collect. She's instead picked up by a mysterious group led by a man named Scratch, and they won't let her go now that she's Death Touched. As Nena tries to understand what that means she learns that a threat has arisen that promises to upset the delicate balance between the living and the undead. The threat proves especially dangerous to her when she becomes the target of one of the Corrupted, a creature of Death who's sole purpose is to destroy living and undead alike. Her only solace amid the dark is the hope that she can somehow escape the Agency and her own changes before she finds herself too deep in the supernatural world. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, billionaire romance, contemporary, 21st century, current, historical, past, monster, creature, vampire, undead, immortal, revenant, demon, devil, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, occult, secret, demon, devil, sensual, ghost, spirit, undead, phantom, poltergeist, zombie, workplace, office, boss, work, dead, death, witch

Death Embraced Death Touched 4 Urban Fantasy Romance

“Then I interrupted you at a good time,” Death spoke up. Jack glanced at him and frowned. “What's going on?” “We need your guys' help,” Nena told him as she nodded at the Lines. “Dad and I can't purify them alone.

Death Embraced  Death Touched  4  Urban Fantasy Romance

The end of the world approaches. Nena can feel it in her bones. It’s a deep ache that calls to her dead soul, pleading with her to avert the disaster that threatens to engulf everything in a horror the world has never known. Nena and her friends are the only ones who can stop the coming end. The trail of information leads them through the Underworld and into the bowels of evil where more than danger awaits. Another, more terrible truth lingers in the shadows. It’s the realization that Nena must face her father for one last time, for one last battle, and she isn’t sure they’re both going to come out of the confrontation. Not without terrible changes, changes that might mean the end to both of them. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, billionaire romance, contemporary, 21st century, current, historical, past, monster, creature, vampire, undead, immortal, revenant, demon, devil, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, occult, secret, demon, devil, sensual, ghost, spirit, undead, phantom, poltergeist, zombie, workplace, office, boss, work, dead, death, witch

The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway Fantasy and Horror Classics

'That the death was more mysterious even than it had at first appeared became very soon apparent. You read the case at the time, no doubt, and must remember the excitement in the public mind caused by the evidence of the two doctors.

The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway  Fantasy and Horror Classics

Baroness Emmuska Orczy found fame with her classic 1903 play The Scarlet Pimpernel. However, she was also a prolific and popular writer of short fiction. 'The Mysterious Death on the Undergound Railway' is arguably her most timeless tale. Many crime and detective stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Death Dealers An Urban Fantasy Novel

A SHORT TIME LATER I PULLED UP OUTSIDE THE POLICE PRECINCT , GOT OUT OF the car, and went around to the trunk. I was just about to pop the lid when a man approached from behind, a look of mild horror on his face as he took in all the ...

Death Dealers   An Urban Fantasy Novel

No matter where light goes, darkness is already there....and it was waiting. When I put down Derrick Savage, the werewolf mercenary that killed my wife and daughter, I thought I was the light to his darkness. But as it turned out, killing him only unleashed yet more darkness. Now I have the rest of Savage’s pack out to get me, a bunch of bloodthirsty mercenaries who will stop at nothing to avenge the death of their pack member, even if that means targeting those closest to me. In the meantime, I’m still a cop with a case to solve—the murder of a man under mysterious circumstances that will draw me into the world of the local mob and the new breed of MURKs—Mytholites—that are springing up everywhere. This new breed have teeth…and they bite hard. And speaking of MURKs, my partner Hannah has become the full-fledged demon she always threatened to be thanks to the hurt I caused her. Now she wants revenge against me…just as soon as she’s done taking out the local Yakuza clan in a bloody war that I inevitably get drawn into myself. Wherever I turn, death and darkness are there waiting…and I’m running out of places to turn. I might as well book my spot in Hell right now... Harry Bosch meets John Constantine in this gripping urban fantasy noir thriller. Grab your copy of the third book in the ETHAN DRAKE SERIES today!

The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock

saving his mother while also having to face his fear that he was responsible for her death. Again and again he will be told: here is ... at the time of death, frazzled, drained, or severed entirely” (294). His mother's deep depression ...

The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstock

Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock’s varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic fantasies of our unconscious life or as exempla of the sublime. The individual novels of the Mythago Wood sequence are explored, as is Holdstock’s early science fiction and the Merlin Codex series.

Life After Death Truth or Fantasy

This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead. (John 21:12, 14) Jesus foretold that He would be raised from the dead. This may be the most difficult of all Christian doctrines for the ...

Life After Death  Truth or Fantasy

What's the truth about life after death? Will our present state of consciousness change? If so, how? Are we simply obliterated? Will we be punished for our earthly failures, rewarded for our good deeds? Is there some omnipotent creator we must deal with? Will we be okay if we are simply sincere about whatever belief we commit to? The author has presented a startling preponderance of truth that conclusively establishes this unalterable fact: There is positively life after death. Will it be unspeakably lovely and rewarding, or a disaster of epic proportions, leaving ones personal world with indescribable misery and desolation throughout eternity? God has given us a clear choice.

Winged Death Fantasy and Horror Classics

When I returned to the laboratory after the death I heard the most singular buzzing and thrashing in cage 12, ... I'll have to rely on the letters of New York friends—they still speak of Moore from time to time—to keep me informed of ...

Winged Death  Fantasy and Horror Classics

When a dead body is discovered in the Orange Hotel, the only clues to their demise are a journal, a strange dead fly floating in a bottle of ammonia, and mysterious symbols written in ink on the ceiling of the room. A disturbing story of envy, competition, revenge, and murder, “Winged Death” is highly recommended for fans of horror fiction and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Read & Co. is publishing this short story now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition complete with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.

Death Incorporated Death Touched Book 2 Urban Fantasy Romance

you slept like the dead. I didn't even hear you turn.” Nena arched an eyebrow at him. “Did you. . .were you outside my door the whole time?” He shrugged. “I don't mind counting ceiling tiles, and speaking of counting, we should get ...

Death Incorporated  Death Touched Book 2  Urban Fantasy Romance


Banshees and Other Death Warnings Fantasy and Horror Classics

death. “At a house in Co. Limerick,” writes Mr. T. J. Westropp, “occurred the remarkably attested apparition of the headless ... He had just time to open the third gate, and throw himself on his face beside it, when he heard a coach go ...

Banshees  and Other Death Warnings  Fantasy and Horror Classics

St. John D Seymour was a minister and explorer, who spent his life documenting what he regarded as real-life examples of witches, banshees, poltergeists, ghosts and apparitions. Many of the earliest Irish ghost stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Mages of Martir Omnibus epic fantasy sword and sorcery

It had been a long time since she had lost a friend in combat like that. She could still recall seeing how broken his body had looked at the funeral, more closely resembling a hacked-apart tree than a dead katabans.

The Mages of Martir Omnibus  epic fantasy sword and sorcery

For the first time ever, get all four books in the "Mages of Martir" sword and sorcery series--The Mage's Grave, The Mage's Limits, The Mage's Sea, and The Mage's Ghost--in one convenient package! In the Mages of Martir series, follow Darek Takren, a mage at the prestigious North Academy school of magic, and Durima, a minor spirit who works for the gods, as they clash with the evil entity known as Uron, who seeks to destroy all of Martir, and his various allies. At 50% of the price of buying all four books individually, it's a great deal for any fantasy fan. Also includes the Mages of Martir short story What Sharks Hide From, available in ebook format for the first time ever. This short story follows Archmage Yorak and her pupil Auratus as they investigate a mysterious occurrence near their school, but soon find themselves in the fight for their lives against a ruthless foe. This collection also includes the first chapter of Timothy L. Cerepaka's upcoming novel, Gathering of the Chosen! KEYWORDS: Epic Fantasy, Swords and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy Mystery, Swords and Sorcery Magic, Epic Fantasy Swords and Sorcery Adventure, Fantasy Magic School, Mage, Fantasy Gods, Fantasy Deities, Fantasy Collection, Fantasy Omnibus

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

SILVERBERG, ROBERT (cont.) The masks of time. Ballantine, New York, 1968, 252p, Paper, Novel retitled: Vornan-19 ; science fiction. Sidg- wick S Jackson, London, 1970, 252p, Cloth, Novel Master of life and death. Ace Double, New York, ...

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion

folklore, a banshee is a female spirit that foretells a death in the family by wailing outside their home. ... of taking in the world, a world in which there was much thinking about death: My father was sick the whole time.

Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion

First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.