The Resource The Baen big book of monsters, edited by Hank Davis

The Baen big book of monsters, edited by Hank Davis

Label
The Baen big book of monsters
Title
The Baen big book of monsters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hank Davis
Title variation
  • Big book of monsters
  • Monsters
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Trade Paperback Halloween-themed BIG MONSTER anthology. Featuring a mix of classic science fiction reprints and original stories all filled with: REALLY BIG MONSTERS! Includes legends such as Arthur C. Clark, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, David Drake and more, as well as Baen regulars New York Times best seller Larry Correia, Wen Spencer, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more. SIZE MATTERS From the dragons of legend to Jack the Giant Killer's colleague to King Kong and Godzilla, people have found the idea of giant creatures both scary and fascinating. Why so many should find accounts of a critter big enough to gulp down a puny human like an insignificantly small hor d'oeuvre or step on said human and leave a grease spot might be explained by the psychologists, but such yarns are undeniable fun, and here's a book crammed full of things that you can't outrun because they take big steps, by writers with equally large reputations, including: David Drake, best-selling author of the Hammer's Slammers and RCN series, describes the far future plight of an unusual descendant of present-day humans, who's being pursued by the descendants of another species, which are much larger than they were in our time. Robert Bloch, winner of the Hugo award and the lifetime achievement award of the World Fantasy Convention, and author of the classic horror novel Psycho, introduces an unusual orphan and aspiring thespian who was much more than he seemed and was destined to play the biggest role of anyone's lifetime. Philip Wylie, co-author of the SF classic, When Worlds Collide and other imaginative works, tells of the arrival of a very, very tall giant on Earth and what happened next, in a sharp-edged satiric tale. Murray Leinster, known as the Dean of Science Fiction Writers, spins a yarn of a stranded starship whose crew must get replacement parts from an abandoned outpost in order to take off again--if they can reach the outpost through the swarming gigantic insect life of the planet. H.P. Lovecraft, renowned master of horror, is on board with a story of a star-spawned thing which was not only huge, but invisible as well. Plus all-new stories by New York Times best-selling author Larry Correia, and award-winning authors Sarah A. Hoyt and Wen Spencer. And much more. About some of the contributors: "[David Drake is] a superb storyteller." --Library Journal "[Robert] Bloch has become a virtual fixture on the popular culture landscape." --Publishers Weekly "Don't plan on getting anything else done if you start a Wen Spencer novel; they are exceedingly hard to put down!" --Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award winning author "[Sarah A. Hoyt's science fiction is] exciting and appealing. so fast-paced. the reader will reach escape velocity." --Kevin J. Anderson "[H.P. Lovecraft was] the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." --Stephen King"--
  • "From the dragons of legend to Jack the Giant Killer's colleague to King Kong and Godzilla, people have found the idea of giant creatures both scary and fascinating. Here's a book crammed full of large things that you can't outrun by such writers as David Drake, Robert Bloch, Philip Wylie, Murray Leinster, H.P. Lovecraft, Larry Correia, Wen Spencer and more"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.087608
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6120.95.S33
LC item number
B34 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davis, Hank
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Giants
Label
The Baen big book of monsters, edited by Hank Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Baen book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The end of the hunt
  • by David Drake
  • Ooze
  • by Anthony N. Rud
  • The valley of the worm
  • by Robert E. Howard
  • Whoever fights monsters
  • by Wen Spencer
  • Deviation from a theme
  • by Steven Utley
  • The shining ones
  • The eggs from Lake Tanganyika
  • by Curt Siodmank
  • The Dunwich horror
  • by H.P. Lovecraft
  • From out the fire
  • by Sarah A. Hoyt
  • Beauty and the beast
  • by Henry Kuttner
  • The island of the Ud
  • by William Hope Hodgson
  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • A single Samurai
  • by Steven Diamond
  • Planet of dread
  • by Murray Leinster
  • An epistle to the Thessalonians
  • by Philip Wylie
  • The monster of Lake Lametrie
  • by Wardon Allan Curtis
  • The giant cat of Sumatra
  • by Hank Davis
  • All about strange monsters of the recent past
  • Greenface
  • by James H. Schmitz
  • Tokyo raider
  • by Larry Correia
  • by Howard Waldrop
  • The monster-god of Mamurth
  • by Edmond Hamilton
  • Talent
  • by Robert Bloch
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9781476736990
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014025369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884439940
  • 454692
  • (OCoLC)ocn884439940
  • 454692
Label
The Baen big book of monsters, edited by Hank Davis
Publication
Note
"A Baen book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The end of the hunt
  • by David Drake
  • Ooze
  • by Anthony N. Rud
  • The valley of the worm
  • by Robert E. Howard
  • Whoever fights monsters
  • by Wen Spencer
  • Deviation from a theme
  • by Steven Utley
  • The shining ones
  • The eggs from Lake Tanganyika
  • by Curt Siodmank
  • The Dunwich horror
  • by H.P. Lovecraft
  • From out the fire
  • by Sarah A. Hoyt
  • Beauty and the beast
  • by Henry Kuttner
  • The island of the Ud
  • by William Hope Hodgson
  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • A single Samurai
  • by Steven Diamond
  • Planet of dread
  • by Murray Leinster
  • An epistle to the Thessalonians
  • by Philip Wylie
  • The monster of Lake Lametrie
  • by Wardon Allan Curtis
  • The giant cat of Sumatra
  • by Hank Davis
  • All about strange monsters of the recent past
  • Greenface
  • by James H. Schmitz
  • Tokyo raider
  • by Larry Correia
  • by Howard Waldrop
  • The monster-god of Mamurth
  • by Edmond Hamilton
  • Talent
  • by Robert Bloch
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9781476736990
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014025369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884439940
  • 454692
  • (OCoLC)ocn884439940
  • 454692

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