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Abu And The 7 Marvels
and William Stout (illustrator) Gauntlet, Jan 2002, 141 pp. 21.95 ISBN: 1887368493 Along time ago in Northern Persia, Sultan Kasem El-Haroud advertises for a spouse for his daughter Alicia. One-hundred-thirty-seven suitors including wealthy princes and caliphs clamor for the prize, but in spite of their gifts of gold and diamonds, Alicia says no one hundred-thirty-seven times. She informs her frustrated father that she would rather be a her...
Bid Time Return
Richard Matheson has been called "one of the most important writers of the 20th century" by Ray Bradbury, and his work has inspired many other notable authors. Stephen King cites Matheson as "the author who influenced me most as a writer," Unlike the movie "Somewhere in Time," The book, "Bid Time Return" deals with a man who has a brain tumor, who becomes obsessed with a portrait of an actress, and then he believes he can will himself back in time to he...
Comes Fygures, Comes Shadowes
Gauntlet, Feb 2003, 40, 144 pp. ISBN: 1887368604 From early childhood, Brooklyn native Claire Nielson could see the spirits, auras, and the grayness departing a dead person or animal. This “gift” as her spiritualist mother Morna claims it is only frightens Claire who fears it. Over the next few years Claire learns to build mental barriers to protect her mind from all the shadowes that threaten to engulf her. Early in 1930s though Claire rema...
I Am Legend
It is January 1976 and Earth has been overrun by vampires. Robert Neville -- a 36-year-old man trying to survive nights barricaded in his house in the greater Los Angeles area, and foraging for food, repairing his fortress, and killing sleeping vampires during the day -- may be the last living normal man on the planet. While he tries to figure out how they took over the planet and what stops them, he recalls the past decade and how he lost his wife and ...

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Now You See It...
When a magician decides to commit murder, how does he do it? With poisoned champagne, with an African spear and blowgun, with a pair of 1879 English dueling pistols, with a 19th century Spanish pike, with a coffin, with a freezer ... or with ALL OF THE ABOVE? Maximilian Delacorte, known as The Great Delacorte, has summoned his agent, Harry Kendal, to his rural Massachusetts home for an astonishing showdown with his lover -- Max's second wife Cassandra --...
Stir of Echoes
Tor, Jul 2004, 12.95, 223 pp. ISBN: 0765308711 Returning to his home in Hawthorne from working at the North American Aircraft plant in Inglewood, Tom Wallace sees the car belonging to Philip, his brother-in-law, who is a psych major at Berkley. That night Tom, his pregnant wife Anne and Phil go next door to attend a party. Phil offers to hypnotize any volunteers, but no one steps forward so he informs “brother man” that he is the chosen victim....
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Scott Carey was a typical American family man and business employee until something mysteriously caused his body to shrink an inch per week. The story begins when he is only one inch tall and trapped in his cellar, struggling to obtain food from impossibly high tables and shelves, water from a cavernous garden hose, and safety from a marauding spider. Through flashbacks, his experiences at various sizes in the recent past -- dealing with his wife and dau...


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