Modern Faerie Tales Books In Publication Order
- Valiant (2002)
- Tithe (2002)
- Ironside (2007)
Spiderwick Chronicles Books In Publication Order
- The Field Guide (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2003)
- The Seeing Stone (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2003)
- Lucinda’s Secret (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2003)
- The Ironwood Tree (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2004)
- The Wrath of Mulgarath (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2004)
Spiderwick Chronicles: Special Edition Of The Seeing Stone Books In Publication Order
- Goblins Attack (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2003)
- Troll Trouble (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2003)
- Great Escape (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2007)
Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles Books In Publication Order
- The Nixie’s Song (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2007)
- A Giant Problem (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2008)
- The Wyrm King (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2009)
Good Neighbors Books In Publication Order
- Kin (2008)
- Kith (2009)
- Kind (2010)
Curse Workers Books In Publication Order
- White Cat (2010)
- Red Glove (2011)
- Black Heart (2012)
Magisterium Books In Publication Order
- The Iron Trial (2014)
- The Copper Gauntlet (2015)
- The Bronze Key (2016)
- The Silver Mask (2017)
- The Golden Tower (2018)
Lucifer, Volume II Books In Publication Order
- Lucifer, Volume 1: Cold Heaven (2016)
- Lucifer, Volume 2: Father Lucifer (2016)
- Lucifer, Volume 3: Blood in the Streets (2017)
Folk Of The Air Books In Publication Order
- The Cruel Prince (2018)
- The Lost Sisters (2018)
- The Wicked King (2019)
- The Queen of Nothing (2019)
- How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (2020)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013)
- Doll Bones (With: ) (2013)
- The Darkest Part of the Forest (2015)
- Heart of the Moors (2019)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- The Poison Eaters and Other Stories (2010)
Graphic Novels In Publication Order
- Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks (2018)
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Books In Publication Order
- The Nameless City (By:Michael Scott) (2013)
- Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny: Third Doctor: 50th Anniversary (By:) (2013)
- The Roots of Evil (By:Philip Reeve) (2013)
- A Big Hand for the Doctor (By:Eoin Colfer) (2013)
- Tip of the Tongue (By:Patrick Ness) (2013)
- Lights Out (2014)
Kyle Murchison Booth Books In Publication Order
- The Bone Key (By:Sarah Monette) (2007)
The Mythic Fiction Anthology Books In Publication Order
- The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002)
- The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004)
- The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2009)
The Spiderwick Chronicles – Companion Books Books In Publication Order
- Notebook for Fantastical Observations (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2005)
- Spiderwick’s Notebook for Fantastical Observations (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2005)
- Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2005)
- Care and Feeding of Sprites (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2006)
- The Chronicles of Spiderwick (With: Tony DiTerlizzi) (2007)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Full-Blooded Fantasy (2005)
- Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005)
- Swashbuckling Fantasy (2006)
- So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (2007)
- Magic in the Mirrorstone (2008)
- Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard’s Name (2009)
- Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009)
- The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 (2009)
- Bloody Fabulous: Stories of Fantasy and Fashion (2010)
- Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010)
- Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy (2011)
- Bewere the Night (2011)
- Welcome to Bordertown (2011)
- Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012)
- Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012)
- Dark Duets (2014)
- Magic City: Recent Spells (2014)
- Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014)
- My True Love Gave to Me (2014)
- Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017)
- Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories (2019)
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Holly Black Books Overview
When seventeen year old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily beguiling about Val’s new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there’s Luis’s brother, timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet. When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming. Bestselling author Holly Black follows her breakout debut, Tithe, with a rich, harrowing, and compulsively readable parable of betrayal, abuse, friendship, and love.
Sixteen year old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she drifts from place to place with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the blue collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient and violent power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms a struggle that could very well mean her death. Debauchery, despair, deceit, and grisly death what more could you ask for from a fairy tale?…
A luscious treat for fans of urban fantasy and romantic horror. Kirkus Reviews, starred review The exquisite faeries haunt as well as charm…
. A gripping read. Publishers Weekly, starred review
In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben’s coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can’t see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn’t exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.
Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother’s shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben’s throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.
After their parents’ divorce, the Grace kids twins Jared and Simon and their older sister Mallory move with their mom to the decaying old mansion belonging to their ancient great aunt Lucinda, who has been sent off to an asylum. But before they can even unpack, Jared begins to notice that they’re not alone in the house. There’s something living there with them. His investigations eventually lead to an old book filled with pictures of fantastic creatures Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You and an even bigger mystery the disappearance of his great great uncle and Lucinda’s father, Arthur Spiderwick.
We are very proud and a bit wary to announce the publication of The Spiderwick Chronicles. But beware, the faeries will use all their power to stop you from reading these books. Book 2 of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared ask many questions and discover the fate of the missing cat. With the aid of a seeing stone the true nature of the secret world around them is now revealed. Its important the Grace kids tell their story but the faeries will do everything to stop them…
Its up to you to spread the word about their discovery. But heed their warnings, wear some red, turn your clothes inside out all anti faerie devices and get ready to enter a world that you never knew existed…
Its closer than you think!
Things at the Grace residence are getting completely out of hand. As if being attacked by goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn’t enough, now the house boggart, Thimbletack, is out to get Jared. Simon has a very hungry griffon recuperating in the carriage house, and Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to get rid of the Guide. But fortunately for Jared, it seems that is not an option. With all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide is the only protection the Grace kids have. If only they could work out why the faeries are stalking them? Could it be the Guide that they want? There’s only one person who might know the answer their crazy old Aunt Lucinda.
First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick’s Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don’t count on it.
At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it’s not Simon. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned quarry, just outside of town. Dwarves have taken over an abandoned mine there. And the faerie world’s abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him he’s given them a queen…
Book 3 Lucinda’s SecretThings at the Spiderwick estate are getting completely out of hand. If being attacked by a band of marauding goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn’t enough, how Jared is being harassed by Thimbletack, the house boggart, and Simon has a very hungry griffin recuperating in the carriage house. Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to chuck the Guide. But that’s not an option. With all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide is the only protection the Grace kids have. If they could just figure out why all of Faerie wants the Guide. Only one person can help solve this mystery their crazy old Aunt Lucinda. Book 4 the Ironwood TreeThe Grace kids, Jared, Simon, and Mallory, are at it again. Be sure to listen in to see what happens!
Each book in this Special Edition features a third of the original Seeing Stone story with a special introduction and conclusion, followed by a brand new prequel story and illustrations created by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black in conjunction with GM and S&S. The new material, which comprises about 10 to 15 of the 64 pages in each book, is available only through the GM promotion.
GREAT ESCAPE SPECIAL EDITION OF THE SEEING STONE
The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven year old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon to be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an ‘expedition’ to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem the huge, lumbering, fire breathing variety and it’s up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.
Talk about out of the frying pan, into the fire! I was pretty sure that my freaky stepsister and that freaky field guide of hers would ruin my life. But now it looks like they’re going to ruin all of Florida, too! Okay, maybe that’s not fair. Maybe all these stupid giants would be waking up anyway, but if it wasn’t for her and that book, I’d be home playing video games and this would be someone else’s giant problem!
In the final installment of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Nick and Laurie had thought they solved their giant problems when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come back to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way!
It turns out the giants control the population of Hydra, a dragon like creature that is creating sinkholes all over Florida. But with the mermaids refusing to return the giants to the shore, the nixie’s still missing and the threat of a destroyed Florida drawing closer, the kids have to take matters in their own hands.
Will Nick and Laurie be able to stop the destruction they unwittingly caused? Can a new giant hunter help save the day? Can Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide help them out of this or are they on their own?
Find out in the final conclusion of the Spiderwick saga!
Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared…
and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it’s not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn’t kill her mother instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.
Rue Silver’s life is not what it appears to be. Her mother is a faerie, and has been taken back to the faerie realm. As Rue goes to bring her back, she must travel deep into an inhuman world. At the same time, the faerie realm is venturing into our world too, and taking its toll on those Rue loves. When her grandfather’s plans threaten Rue’s city, she realizes that she’s the only one who can stop him. But is Rue a human or a faerie? Where does she fit? How does she know the difference between love and enchantment?
Holly Black and Ted Naifeh weave another masterful mix of fantasy and the unexpected. After biding their time, the faeries have taken control of the human world. The fey and mortals might not be such good neighbors after all. Rue’s world is fragmenting. The fey have taken over her city, and now the humans must share. Her grandfather is gone. Her faerie mother is triumphant. Her human father is despondent. And her boyfriend? He would rather be eaten alive by mergirls than be with Rue. Tension between the humans and faeries is growing, and Rue feels pulled in both directions. In some ways, she feels like her place is in the human world with her friends, her father, and the humans who want to protect themselves. But then there’s her fey half with her beautiful, dangerous mother, the faeries, and her kinship with the natural world. Can Rue fix the rift between the fey and the humans? Or does she have the courage to continue her grandfather’s interrupted plan?
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a fa ade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his fa ade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a White Cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out con the conmen. Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love or death and your dreams might be more real than your memories.
Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe’s world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything or anyone into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she’s human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila’s been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila’s love is as phony as Cassel’s made up memories, then he can’t believe anything she says or does. When Cassel’s oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue crime scene images of a woman in Red Gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can’t trust anyone least of all, himself?Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.
In her debut collection, New York Times best selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a tour of a faerie market and introduces a girl poisonous to the touch and another who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match. These stories have been published in anthologies such as 21 Proms, The Faery Reel, and The Restless Dead, and have been reprinted in many Best of anthologies. The Poison Eaters is Holly Black’s much anticipated first collection of stories, and her ability to stare into the void and to find humanity and humor there will speak to young adult and adult readers alike.
Holly Black is the author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and two related novels, Valiant Norton Award winner, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, CCBC Choices and Ironside, as well as a new novel, The White Cat. She and Tony DiTerlizzi created the best selling Spiderwick Chronicles. She is working on a graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors, with artist Ted Naifeh. She and her husband, Theo, live in Massachusetts.
The dead and the monstrous will not leave Kyle Murchison Booth alone, for an unwilling foray into necromancy has made him sensitive to and attractive to the creatures who roam the darkness of his once safe world. Ghosts, ghouls, incubi: all have one thing in common. They know Booth for one of their own…
One of our most enduring, universal myths is that of the Green Man the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form, a man with leaves for hair who dwells deep within the mythic forest. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, the acclaimed editors of over twenty anthologies, have gathered some of today’s finest writers of magical fiction to interpret the spirits of nature in short stories and poetry. Charles Vess Stardust brings his stellar eye and brush to the decorations, and Windling provides an introduction exploring Green Man symbolism and forest myth. The Green Man will become required reading for teenagers and adults alike not only for fans of fantasy fiction, but for anyone interested in mythology and the mysteries of the wilderness.
Faeries, or creatures like them, can be found in almost every culture the world over benevolent and terrifying, charming and exasperating, shifting shape from country to country, story to story, and moment to moment. In The Faery Reel, acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have asked some of today’s finest writers of fantastic fiction for short stories and poems that draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature. This companion to the World Fantasy Award winner and Locus bestseller The Green Man is edgy, provocative, and thoroughly magical. Like the faeries themselves.
What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors including Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, as well as many new, diverse voices. Terri Windling provides a scholarly, yet accessible introduction, and Charles Vess’s decorations open each story. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscape and The Beastly Bride is sure to be one of the most acclaimed anthologies of the year.
Can’t get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwise audience, are here to help you find yours!
Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook features seventeen mini adventures collected from faerie watchers around the globe as well as plenty of pages for readers to add their own stories, maps, charts, notes, lists, diagrams, and drawings. So get ready to embark on your own faerie adventure all you need is an observant eye and an open mind. Just keep your wits about you. After all…
their world is closer than you think…
It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the 1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you! Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites. With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come! www. spiderwick. com
Many would have you believe that sprites or ‘fairies’ as they’re often called are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don’t let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets or, if you prefer, companions, these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know or think you know about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.
Take a tour with Thimbletack, resident and caretaker of the Spiderwick mansion, as he guides you through his scrapbook and personal collection of faerie artifacts. Learn the history of the Spiderwick estate and its former occupants; peruse lost letters that uncover long hidden secrets; browse through personal items from the Grace kids; and read clips of stories from around the world about other encounters with strange and mythical creatures. The Chronicles of Spidewick comes complete with pullouts, pop ups, foldouts, and more.
Simon Says Kids Free one of a kind collection featuring selections from eitht of the best fantasy novels published today. Excerpts from The House of the Scorpion, The Spiderwick Chronicles and Pendragon.
WHAT MAKES A warrior?This gutsy collection of 15 original short stories compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and anthologist author Josepha Sherman answers this question with thought, heart, a lot of variety, and an occasional wink. Contributors include some of today’s most beloved fantasy and sciencefiction authors: Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, Pamela Service, Margaret Mahy, Bruce Holland Rogers, Mike Resnick, Brent Hartinger, and more. From the Hardcover edition.
Twenty two captivating stories where queer culture and fey folklore meet The legends of Fairyland tell that one should never taste the food or sip the drink, or else risk being caught there forever. But the tempting morsels in So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction are irresistible! Lambda Award nominated editor Steve Berman brings together acclaimed fantasy writers with some of the brightest names in LGBT fiction to create tales that are moving and magical. These stories of romance and grief, adolescence and identity, struggle and hope will enchant readers who long for a fantastic escape and a wonderful twist! One sample of this bewitching treat is sure to trap you in its pages! From the pains of loss in Holly Black’s ‘The Coat of Stars’ to dealing with issues of identity in Richard Bowes’s ‘The Wand’s Boy’ to Melissa Scott’s look at the dangers of love in ‘Mister Seeley’ So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction takes you into worlds that are at once amazing and familiar. With tales that tear and tug at the heart but never cease to enchant, this exciting and unique collection will long last in the minds of readers. Other authors featured in So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction include: Tom Cardamone Catherine Lundoff Craig Laurance Gidney Ruby deBrazier and Cassandra Clare Sarah Monette Kenneth D. Woods Elspeth Potter Aynjel Kaye Laurie J. Marks Christopher Barzak M. Kate Havas Luisa Prieto Carl Vaughn Frick Delia Sherman Sean Meriwether Lynne Jamneck Eugie Foster Joshua Lewis Eric Andrews Katz Well written and engaging, So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction is fantasy at its delightful best.
Acclaimed authors Holly Black Ironsideand Cecil Castellucci Boy Proof have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr. With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you’re a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!
Darkness surrounds us. We can find darkness anywhere: in a strange green stone etched with mysterious symbols; at a small town’s annual picnic; in a ghostly house that is easy to enter but not so easy to leave; behind the dumpster in the alley where a harpy lives; in The Nowhere, a place where car keys, toys, people disappear to; among Polar explorers; and, most definitely, within ourselves. Darkness flies from mysterious crates; surrounds children whose nightlights have vanished; and flickers between us at the movie theater. Darkness crawls from the past and is waiting in our future; and there’s always a chance that Halloween really is a door opening directly into endless shadow. Welcome to the dark. You may never want to leave. This inaugural volume of the year’s best dark fantasy and horror features more than 500 pages of dark tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique. Chosen from a variety of sources, these stories are as eclectic and varied as the genre itself.
Justine Larbalestier says that zombies are our own walking deaths. Funny, grim, and terrifying, they cannot be escaped. Unicorns are sparkly and pastel and fart rainbows. Holly Black says that unicorns are healers, arbiters of justice, and, occasionally, majestic man killers. Zombies drool and shed and probably carry diseases. Some of today’s finest writers have chosen their side, creating dazzling stories about both creatures. So read on, and decide for yourself: Are you Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? TEAM UNICORN: edited by Holly Black Featuring authors Kathleen Duey, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, and Diana Peterfreund TEAM ZOMBIE: edited by Justine Larbalestier Featuring authors Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Carrie Ryan, and Scott Westerfeld
Kitsune. Werewolves. Crane wives. Selkies. Every culture has stories of such strange creatures – animals turning into humans, humans shapeshifting into animals. Sometimes seductive, sometimes bloodthirsty, but always unpredictable like nature itself, these beings are manifestations of our secret hearts, our desire to belong to both worlds: one tame and civilized, the other unfettered and full of wild impulse. Here are stories that will make you wish you could howl at the moon until your heart bursts with longing or feel yourself shedding your human body as easily as a snake sheds its skin. Beware the night…
it might not kill you, but it will certainly steal you away!
Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists’ studios of Soho. Terri Windling’s original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today’s urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all new work including a 15 page graphic story, the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.