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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with classic films, drama, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted 8 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted 11 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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Best of Fantastic Fiction: Clever, Quirky Fantasy and Science Fiction

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, alternate worlds, dark humor, Fantasy Fiction, magic -- fiction, Paranormal Fiction, s/f, Sci-Fi, science fiction and scifi

Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman take note! Dark, clever stories with great characters, compelling plots and a wry appreciation for the weird have been gathered for your consumption.

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