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Fantasy: The 100 Best Books

James Cawthorn
Michael Moorcock

Fantasy: The 100 Best BooksJames Cawthorn and Michael Moorcock present a wide-ranging cross-section of the fantasy genre, from its eighteenth century Gothic origins through nineteenth century literary classics, pulp-era weird fiction, and on to modern favorites. Recognized classics are accompanied by lesser-known works ripe for rediscovery, resulting in an interestingly idiosyncratic and uniquely valuable guide to two-and-a-half centuries of fantastic stories.

The books and authors covered in this volume are the basis for our Fantasy: The 100 Best Books list.

Horror: Another 100 Best Books

Kim Newman
Stephen Jones

Horror: Another 100 Best Books features one hundred of the top names in the horror field discussing one hundred of the most spine-chilling novels ever written. Each entry includes a synopsis of the work as well as publication history, biographical information about the author of each title, and recommended reading and biographical notes on the contributor. Author Ramsey Campbell also offers a new foreword to the book describing the evolution of horror over the past two decades — from the way it's written by a crop of new and exciting writers to the way it's received by a new market of readers. Horror: Another 100 Best Books will be the definitive guide to the tremendous library of horror fiction available today —a reference that no fan can live without.

Selections range from Tourneur/Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (1607) to Michael Marshall Smith's More Tomorrow & Other Stories (2003).

The Dust of 100 Dogs

A. S. King

In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact.

Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

David Pringle

David Pringle's Science Fiction: The 100 Best NovelsThis lively and authoritative guide will appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs of the genre. Informative and readable, Pringle's choices focus on landmarks by known artists and also unearth the talents of those that are lesser known.

The book is comprised of a series of 100 essays, covering the years 1949 to 1984 and in order of publication, without any ranking. Although somewhat focused on works from the British Isles, it is considered an important critical summary of the science fiction field.

Pringle admits that fewer than thirty selections may generously be called even "masterpieces of their sort". On the whole, "Some of them are old favourites of my own ... Some are other people's favourites, novels which have been outstandingly popular or influential, or which seem to be especially good representatives of their type. A small minority, perhaps as many as ten, are books for which I have little or no personal enthusiasm: they have been included for the sake of balance and variety."

The books and authors covered in this volume are the basis for our David Pringle's Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels list.

The 1000 Year Plan / No World of Their Own

Poul Anderson
Isaac Asimov

The 1000 Year Plan

Title variant of Isaac Asimov's novel Foundation (1951).

No World of Their Own

Space explorers returning to an unrecognizable Earth after five millennia away find themselves caught up in a deadly political power game on a planet racing toward intergalactic war.

Edge of Time / The 100th Millennium

John Brunner
David Grinnell

Edge of Time

They created a miniature universe, but could they control it?

The 100th Millennium

They searched the past to escape the future.

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 1: The Unbeatable Reject Swordsman

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top: Book 1

Shuichi Tsukishima

BUTTON MASH TO VICTORY

On the verge of flunking out of Grand Swordcraft Academy due to his total lack of talent, Allen Rodol's life goes from bad to worse when the class prodigy challenges him to a duel where it's win or face expulsion. However, the night before his hopeless bout, a mysterious hermit grants Allen a button that will give him one hundred million years to train in an alternate reality when pressed. Allen not only gladly accepts the offer but also goes back for seconds, thirds, tenths even! With over a billion years of straight practice under his belt, the world is about to see what the "Reject Swordsman" can really do!

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 2: The Unbeatable Reject Swordsman

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top: Book 2

Shuichi Tsukishima

TIME OFF? HARDLY!

During their month-long suspension from Thousand Blade Academy, Allen, Lia, and Rose volunteer for some freelance monster extermination to keep their swordcraft sharp. But as the three make names for themselves in the outside world, they remain unaware that an old enemy from Allen's past is hot on their heels and out for blood... Things don't let up when they finally go back to class, either. From duels with the Student Council to a chance reunion with his Ice King Academy rivals, the Reject Swordsman certainly has his work cut out for him!

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 3: The Unbeatable Reject Swordsman

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top: Book 3

Shuichi Tsukishima

A ROYAL HEADACHE!

When Lia's overprotective father, the king of Vesteria, catches wind of the fact that his daughter and Allen have been rooming together, he abruptly summons the pair back to his domain. There, the king demands that Allen prove himself worthy of Lia by defeating Vesteria's top swordfighters in a series of public duels. After the dust settles, however, Allen finds himself at risk of losing Lia again when a formidable duo from the Black Organization abducts her! Can our hero summon the confidence and power he needs to save his friend?

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 4: The Unbeatable Reject Swordsman

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top: Book 4

Shuichi Tsukishima

After managing to rescue Lia from the Black Organization, Allen is selected to represent Thousand Blade Academy in the Royal Sword Festival. As our hero uses his newfound power to score victory after victory against competitors from rival schools, however, a sinister conspiracy begins to unfold. Meanwhile, Allen and his friends finally get a moment to catch their breath when their school's cultural festival comes around... only for his longtime rival Dodriel and a powerful new foe to launch a surprise attack on the event!

The 100

The 100: Book 1

Kass Morgan

Join one hundred teens on an epic journey from outer space to a barely recognizable Earth in this high-profile commercial teen series.

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland -- before it's too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust -- and even love -- again.

Day 21

The 100: Book 2

Kass Morgan

It's been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries... or so they thought.

Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can -- together.

Homecoming

The 100: Book 3

Kass Morgan

Humanity is coming home.

Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space.

These new arrivals are the lucky ones-back on the Colony, the oxygen is almost gone-but after making it safely to Earth, GLASS's luck seems to be running out. CLARKE leads a rescue party to the crash site, ready to treat the wounded, but she can't stop thinking about her parents who may still be alive. Meanwhile, WELLS struggles to maintain his authority despite the presence of the Vice Chancellor and his armed guards, and BELLAMY must decide whether to face or flee the crimes he thought he'd left behind.

It's time for the Hundred to come together and fight for the freedom they've found on Earth, or risk losing everything-and everyone-they love.