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Christian Dörge:

SPECTROPIA SUITE

(Apex-Verlag - 2017)

A Novella

ISBN: 978-3-74381763-0

Illustrated E-book - 35 p.

 

Spectropia Suite. A description of a 21st century text?

It’s a post-modernistic society. Globalisation of companies has pre-occupied lives, individualism and has eliminated the cultural and artistic artefacts as well. Information is recycled through past philosophy and styles within the world’s history and culture.

The Spectropia Suite allows human beings to link themselves to the age of arts and literature.

Inside the Spectropia Suite there’s: analysis, meaning and association.

SPECTROPIA SUITE, the short story, is about a late 21st century computer hacker named K.; he created a program within the program to return – virtually – to the City of Prague (19.2 K in thousand). He’s is on a search for a man called Franz Kafka to find out what in the world is real and what is not


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Tanith Lee:

LYCANTHIA OR THE CHILDREN OF THE WOLVES (Special Edition)

(Apex-Verlag - 2017)

A Novel

ISBN: 978-3-74380335-0

Illustrated E-Book 220 p.

 

»My dear cousin and lover, I sport here three in a bed, with two wolves – who have recently devoured the flesh of a young girl...«

To a distant corner of France comes Christian Dorse to claim his inheritance where, his beauty enhanced by his consumptive pallor, Christian prepares himself to surrender to premature death.

But Christian is close to the forest where the de Lagenays live, a mother and son that both servants and village people mysteriously avoid mentioning. Are they, as he comes to suspect, the children of the wolf? And are they the ones who, when darkness falls, throw out exquisite seductions which he cannot resist?

 

Award-winning author Tanith Lee's spellbinding novel mixes eroticism and fear in a fantasy laced with surprise, enchantment and the evil of spoilt beauty...


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James Ray:

PSYCHODALEK: THE WILD, THE BEAUTIFUL

AND THE DAMNED

(Apex-Verlag - 2017)

A Novel & A Screenplay

ISBN: 978-3-73969904-2

Illustrated E-Book - 148 p.

 

Psychodalek is the companion novella to the James Rays Gangwar album of the same name. Each chapter of the book parallels a single track on the album.

The book itself travels alongside a schizophrenic murderer with dwells in near future London. Much of the visual imagery is derived from the complex emotional circumstances behind each violent twist of the protagonists psyche. The plot, while extremely violent and disturbing, poses an monumental question. Are we truly products of our environment, and if so, then are we ultimately to blame for our actions which society implicitly has given to us? The book humbly suggest that this is the case and that even the most perverse criminal offenders only commit those crimes that society has breed them to perform. In essence that the downfall of civilization can be directly linked to our own self-imposed destructive tendencies. What we choose to take away from this message is perhaps the reason why the author has chosen to write this crude parable. If only a single person, such as the book's lead, can annihilate a menagerie of victims, that maybe a single person can work to rebuild our perverse society from it's suicidal cinders.

 

This new e-book edition includes the original Psychodalek novella plus the Screenplay The Wild, The Beautiful And The Damned, illustrated by Christian Dörge.


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Tanith Lee:

DRINKING SAPPHIRE WINE (Special Edition)

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

A Novel

ISBN: 978-3-73966336-4

Illustrated E-Book - 164 p.

 

Four-BEE was an Utopian city. If you didn't mind being taken care of all your long long life, having a wild time as a "jang" teenager, able to do anything you wanted from killing yourself innumerable times, changing bodies, changing sex, and raising perpetual hell, it could be heaven.

But for one inhabitant there was always something askew. He/she had tried everything and yet the taste always soured. And then he/she succeeded in committing the one illegal act—and was thrown out of heaven forever.

But forever is not a term any native of that robotic utopia understood. And so he/she challenged the rules, declared independence, and set out to prove that a human was still smarter than the cleverest and most protective robot...

You don’t need to have read Tanith Lee's DON’T BITE THE SUN, which set the original scene, to find DRINKING SAPPHIRE WINE of the same high merit that distinguished this author’s THE BIRTHGRAVE.


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Tanith Lee:

DELUSION'S MASTER (Special Edition)

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

A Novel

ISBN: 978-3-73966569-6

Illustrated E-Book - 202 p.

When the world was flat and the gods had not yet restructured the universe, the cities and hopes of mankind hung upon the whims of the immortal lords of all diabolical powers.

For these, such as Azhrarn, Night's Master, and Uhlumc, Death's Master, the world was a flesh-and-blood playground for all their strangest desires. Hut among those demonic lords, the strangest was the master of madness, Chuz.

The game that Chuz played with a beautiful woman, with an ambitious king, with an ancient imperial city, was a web work of good and evil, of hope and horror. But there was always Azhrarn to interfere—to bend delusion to a different outcome—and it was a century-long conflict between two vain immortals with women and men as their terrified pawns.

 

TANITH LEE, acclaimed as the "princess-royal of high fantasy," winner of the prestigious August Derleth Award, now presents a new novel of brilliant coloration and sparkling imagination.


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Ronald M. Hahn & Harald Pusch:

THE TEMPONAUTS

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

A Novel

ISBN: 978-373966656-3

E-Book - 136 p.

 

1887: Adventurers from all over the world sell all their property, buy equipment and provisions and cross the Chilcoot pass in hope of finding gold at the Klondike. But not all of them are what they seem to. In fact, some have spent a fortune for the adventure of their lifetime. They are Temponauts, tourists from a future where Alaska at the time of the gold rush has become the romantically glorified hit of a time travelling agency. But there's a catch: Temponauts may not alter the past, lest they jeopardize their own future.

Temponaut Nick Scott is well on his way to break all rules of time tourism. He has lost his memory, forgot his origin and is chased by mysterious enemies without knowing why. He meets Constance, a woman from the future who has known him well there. Together they search for the last remaining time gate and can only hope that their future world still exists.

 

Ronald M. Hahn - seven times winner of the Kurd Lasswitz-Preis, the most prestigious German science fiction award - and Harald Pusch tell a gripping adventure yarn set against the background of Jack London's gold digger world.


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Tanith Lee:

VIVIA (Special Edition)

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

A Novel

ISBN: 978-3-73967755-2

Illustrated E-Book - 321 p.

 

Vivia, a paragon of youth and beauty, daughter of Lord Vaddix, is alienated from his brutal campaign of violence and fear. Her only solace lies in the secret cave in the bowels of the castle, known only to her and the arcane god whose shrine she believes it is.

When plague enters the castle, bringing an orgy of death and destruction, Vivia seeks shelter in this seductive place. Drawn to her innocence and beauty, a presence - Zulgaris - is resurrected who claims her as his own. Wakened to the wonder of the undead, Vivia is granted the secret of eternal life, but she has been betrayed. Her immortality stretches before her like a damnation.

 Handsome Zulgaris, dark prince, war-leader and alchemist. Is Vivia to be his lover, or his pet? Or, far worse, is she but one more thing to be used in this relentless quest for sorcerous power.


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Robert E. Howard:

THE CONAN SAGA: THE COMPLETE EPIC

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

ISBN: 978-3-73967859-7

E-Book - 850 p.

 

Conan the Cimmerian: the boy-thief who became a mercenary, who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nore demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age. Collected together in one volume are - besides the poem Cimmeria - A Poem (1932) and the essay The Hyborian Age - Conan's World (1936) - Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than seventy years ago: The Tower Of The Elephant (1933), Rogues In The House (1934), Shadows In The Moonlight (1934), Black Colossus (1933), Queen Of The Black Coast (1934), The Slithering Shadow (1933), A Witch Shall Be Born (1934), The Devil In Iron (1934), The People Of The Black Circle (1934), Shadows In Zamboula (1935), The Pool Of The Black One (1930), Beyond The Black River (1935), The Black Stranger (1932), Red Nails (1936), Jewels Of Gwalhur (1935), The Phoenix On The Sword (1932), The Scarlet Citadel (1933) and The Hour Of The Dragon (1935).


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Robert E. Howard:

THE ADVENTURES OF SOLOMON KANE

(OT: RED SHADOWS/SKULLS IN THE STARS/RATTLE OF BONES/THE MOON OF SKULLS/THE HILLS OF THE DEAD/THE FOOTFALLS WITHIN/WINGS IN THE NIGHT/SOLOMON KANE'S HOMECOMING - A POEM)

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

7 Novels, 1 Poem

E-Book - 175 p.

ISBN: 978-3-73967826-9

 

 “He was . . . a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan. . . . A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things. . . . Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect—he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane.”

Collected in this volume are the seven stories (plus one poem) that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan, Solomon Kane: Red Shadows (1928), Skulls In The Stars (1929), Rattle Of Bones (1929), The Moon Of Skulls (1930), The Hills Of The Dead (1930), The Footfalls Within (1931), Wings In The Night (1932) and Solomon Kane's Homecoming – A Poem (1936).

 Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth-century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot. Here are shudder-inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons, of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women, all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic’s faith and a warrior’s savage heart.


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Robert E. Howard:

THE SAGA OF KING KULL

(OT: THE KING AND THE OAK - A POEM/THE SHADOW KINGDOM/THE MIRRORS OF TUZUN THUNE/KINGS OF THE NIGHT)

(Apex-Verlag - 2016)

3 Novels, 1 Poem

E-Book - 80 p.

ISBN: 978-3-73967828-3

 

In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. From his fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s most enduring heroes. Yet while Conan is indisputably Howard’s greatest creation, it was in his earlier sequence of tales featuring Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding intellect of a philosopher, that Howard began to develop the distinctive themes, and the richly evocative blend of history and mythology, that would distinguish his later tales of the Hyborian Age.

Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, only to find it as much a burden as a prize.

This collection gathers together three stories plus one poem featuring Kull - The Shadow Kingdom (1929), The Mirrors Of Tuzun Thune (1929), Kings of the Night (1939) and The King And The Oak (1939). The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed.

 

Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”

–Stephen King

 

Robert E. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.”

–David Gemmell

 

Howard was a true storyteller–one of the first, and certainly among the best, you’ll find in heroic fantasy. If you’ve never read him before, you’re in for a real treat.”

–Charles de Lint

 

For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”

–H. P. Lovecraft