Adapted from the author's "Children Stories Made Horrific" series, a collection of darkly whimsical stories based on classic fairy tales updates familiar favorites with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity and feminist mischief. By the best-selling author of Texts from Jane Eyre. Original.
Tiring of the oppressive limits imposed on women in the medieval kingdom of Goredd, strong-minded Tess flees when her family decides to send her to a nunnery and embarks on a journey in the Southlands, pretending to be a boy, before running into a dragon friend who helps her find purpose and a way to make peace with a troubling secret past.
Monster Portraits investigates the concept of the monstrous through a mesmerizing combination of words and images. An uncanny and imaginative autobiography of otherness, it offers the fictional record of a writer in the realms of the fantastic shot through with the memories of a pair of Somali-American children growing up in the 1980s.
A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians' rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague.
Navigating their burned-out, futuristic city home under constant threat from a pair of dragons circling the skies, three young people are forced to flee and confront challenges ranging from fire and conspiracies to taboo drugs and dragon-worshippers.
While on a mission to the planet Gethen — a world whose inhabitants can change their gender — earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp. The exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
A first entry in a new trilogy set 10 years after the events of Morning Star finds Darrow and the Rising battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces in order to abolish the color-coded caste system — only to be challenged by dangerous new enemies.
2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's seminal novel. This printing of her original 1818 text preserves the hard-hitting and politically-charged aspects of Shelley's original writing, as well as her unflinching wit and strong female voice. This edition includes a new introduction and suggestions for further reading by National Book Critics Circle award-winner and Shelley expert Charlotte Gordon.
A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.