New Releases (January 2018)
by Maurice Magre - adapted by Brian Stableford - cover by Mike Hoffman. READ AN EXCERPT - 304 p. - US$ 23.95
Maurice Magre (1877-1941) was one of the most far-ranging and extravagant French writers of fantastic fiction in the first half of the 20th century, and perhaps the finest of them, because of the fertility and versatility of his imagination and the manner and purpose for which he deployed it. This volume is the eleventh of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works. Melusine(1941) mingles a number of mini-essays and prose-poems with a continuing first-person narrative that, although clearly fictitious and exceedingly rich in the fantastic, is proffered by an unnamed protagonist who is clearly an alter ego of the author. Mélusine might be Magre’s swan song, and its delicate imaginative flourishes the last gasps of his prolific and fecund imagination. His revision of the classic legend of Mélusine of Lusignan is ingenious and the visionary sequences depicting the protagonist’s communications with nature are vividly effective, and demonstrate that Magre’s poetic gifts had not waned.
The Brothers of the Virgin Gold
by Maurice Magre - adapted by Brian Stableford - cover by Mike Hoffman. READ AN EXCERPT - 488 p. - US$ 34.95
This volume is the twelfth and last of a series dedicated to Magre’s works. In the mid-19th century, a number of French folks from the Pyrenees region emigrated to America, seduced by the prospects offered by the colonization of Mexico and inspired with dreams of enrichment by the California Gold Rush. Magre recounts the fates of these emigrants through a set of interconnected stories in The Brothers of the Virgin Gold, published posthumously in 1949. In these pages, you will discover flamboyant, fantastic and often tragic tales of Hugues Borromée, who celebrated mass in “the invisible cathedral,” the descendants of the Bramevaque family, guardians of a Rosicrucian talisman, the naïve Dr. Fazeuille, who visited the Convent of the Dead, Barthélémy Dalbiès, the shoemaker of Saint-Béat, and Thomas Bordes, the pharmacist who had always been unlucky, and many more...
The Nyctalope and The Tower of Babel
by Jean de La Hire and Emmanuel Gorlier - adapted by Jessica Sequeira and Michael Shreve. READ AN EXCERPT - 340 p. - US$ 25.95
In The Cross of Blood, a friend of Leo Saint-Clair, Jacques d'Hermont, calls for his help because he and his family are slowly dying from of a mysterious disease. The Nyctalope investigates and discovers a new, deadly foe: Armand Logreux d’Albury, the so-called “Master of the Seven Lights,” lurking in the Castle of The Cross of Blood... Six years later, the Nyctalope crosses paths again with Logreux d’Albury and another of his arch-enemies, Engineer Korridès, while his son, Pierre, is on a perilous expedition in Africa searching for the legendary Tower of Babel… Leo Saint-Clair, alias the Nyctalope, was created in 1911 by Jean de La Hire, one of France's most prolific serial writers. Gifted with night vision, hypnotic powers and an artificial heart, Saint-Clair is a fearless hero who battles colorful super-villains. This book includes an original novel by La Hire penned in 1941, and a new sequel written by Emmanuel Gorlier.
The Works of Maurice Magre
All twelve volumes; retail value of US$300, available for US$250 US domestic freight included (= 20% discount).
Maurice Magre (1877-1941) was one of the most far-ranging and extravagant French writers of fantastic fiction in the first half of the 20th century, and perhaps the finest of them, because of the fertility and versatility of his imagination and the manner and purpose for which he deployed it.
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