Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy Fiction
Author: Jennifer Pullen
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2023-12-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781350166950

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The first fantasy-writing textbook to combine a historical genre overview with an anthology and comprehensive craft guide, this book explores the blue prints of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction. The first section will acquaint readers with the vast canon of existing fantasy fiction and outline the many sub-genres encompassed within it before examining the important relationship between fantasy and creative writing, the academy and publishing. A craft guide follows which equips students with the key concepts of storytelling as they are impacted by writing through a fantastical lens. These include: - Character and dialogue - Point of view - Plot and structure - Worldbuilding settings, ideologies and cultures - Style and revision The third section guides students through the spectrum of styles as they are classified in fantasy fiction from Epic and high fantasy, through Lovecraftian and Weird fiction, to magical realism and hybrid fantasy. An accompanying anthology will provide students with a greater awareness of the range of possibilities open to them as fantasy writers and will feature such writers as Ursula Le Guin, China Miéville, Theodora Goss, Emrys Donaldson, Ken Liu, C.S.E. Cooney, Vandana Singh, Sofia Samatar, Rebecca Roanhorse, Jessie Ulmer, Yxta Maya Murray, and Rachael K. Jones. With writing exercises, prompts, additional online resources and cues for further reading throughout, this is an essential resource for anyone wanting to write fantastical fiction.

The Sky the Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set Second Edition

The Sky  the Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set  Second Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2023-11-07
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781506737669

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This lavish boxed set holds three separate hardcover books (The Sky 1, 2, and 3) containing Yoshitaka Amano's visionary illustrations of the heroes, monsters, and worldscapes of the first ten games in the groundbreaking Final Fantasy series. But that's far from all--also included in the boxed set is the bonus softcover book All About Yoshitaka Amano, containing an interview, a bibliography, thumbnail guides to The Sky, and dozens of photographs of Amano, his New York and Tokyo studios, and what inspires him as an artist! A further bonus is a mini The Sky Premium Flipbook, containing two different Final Fantasy animations made by Amano. Completing the boxed set are two souvenir items--a silver ink Final Fantasy print on clear acetate, and two oversize Final Fantasy postcards. The box itself is clothbound with a hinged lid and silver ribbon inside to lift out the interior contents. The Sky is truly a treasure chest for all fans of Final Fantasy and the artist who created its unforgettable imagery, Yoshitaka Amano!

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales
Author: Jack Zipes
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2015-09-10
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780191004162

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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design
Author: Jesse Schell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2019-07-31
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781351803649

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Presents over 100 sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design. Written by one of the world's top game designers, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again. New to this edition: many great examples from new VR and AR platforms as well as examples from modern games such as Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us, Free to Play games, hybrid games, transformational games, and more.

Official Gazette

Official Gazette
Author: Philippines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1985
Genre: Law
ISBN: UOM:39015035916405

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Folktales and Fairy Tales 4 volumes

Folktales and Fairy Tales  4 volumes
Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 1751
Release: 2016-02-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781610692540

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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. Folktales and fairy tales have long played an important role in cultures around the world. They pass customs and lore from generation to generation, provide insights into the peoples who created them, and offer inspiration to creative artists working in media that now include television, film, manga, photography, and computer games. This second, expanded edition of an award-winning reference will help students and teachers as well as storytellers, writers, and creative artists delve into this enchanting world and keep pace with its past and its many new facets. Alphabetically organized and global in scope, the work is the only multivolume reference in English to offer encyclopedic coverage of this subject matter. The four-volume collection covers national, cultural, regional, and linguistic traditions from around the world as well as motifs, themes, characters, and tale types. Writers and illustrators are included as are filmmakers and composers—and, of course, the tales themselves. The expert entries within volumes 1 through 3 are based on the latest research and developments while the contents of volume 4 comprises tales and texts. While most books either present readers with tales from certain countries or cultures or with thematic entries, this encyclopedia stands alone in that it does both, making it a truly unique, one-stop resource.

Archetypes Unmasking Your True Self

Archetypes  Unmasking Your True Self
Author: Brian Dale
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-09-14
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781504309875

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Archetypes ~ unmasking your true self ~ Are you interested in self-discovery, empowerment or changing your circumstances? Who are you? Are you a King, a Queen, a Knight, a Rescuer, a Mother, a Servant, a Healer, a Priestess, a Goddess or a Hero? These are archetypes. Why do you think, speak and act the way you do? The answer lies within your personal archetypes. We all have archetypes. They are aspects of our personality. Archetypes are an amazing tool for understanding, growth and self-development. All archetypes have negative and positive energies or personality traits. They explain why we do the things we do and show us the road to empowerment and the pathway to change. This unique reference book contains a description of 98 archetypes. It gives you a plan which assists you to identify your personal archetypes and the archetypes of the people that surround you. This book also shows you how to initiate change. It identifies the archetypal energy that is the key to empowerment and change. Identifying our archetypes gives us knowledge, understanding, guidance, purpose and power.

Dragon Blood Warrior

Dragon Blood Warrior
Author: Chen Defa
Publsiher: Sellene Chardou
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2024
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781304364760

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At the moment, the army of wild geese and Mongols are cooking in the kitchen, and the smoke from kitchen chimneys is fluttering in black and white, and the smell of broth is far away with the wind