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The Mammoth Book of Kaiju

Sean Wallace
Authors:
Sean Wallace

Giant monsters whose every roar and footstep shakes the earth, whose simple stroll through a city wreaks havoc: KAIJU! And even though humankind has never really seen such monsters - we tremble at the thought of them and love to shiver as their screen versions make mayhem: the beast from twenty-thousand fathoms, Godzilla demolishing Tokyo, the massive creature in Cloverfield destroying New York, all of Earth warring with the colossal monsters in Pacific Rim.Now, for the first time, a definitive anthology that gathers a wide range of larger-than-life short fiction with creatures that run a gargantuan gamut: the stealthy gabbleduck of Neal Asher's Polity universe; Gary McMahon's huge sea-born terror; An Owomoyela 's incredibly tall alien invaders; Frank Wu's city-razing, eighty-foot-high, fire-breathing lizard; Lavie Tidhar's titanic ship-devouring monstrosity; a really big Midwest US smackdown related by Jeremiah Tolbert . . . and many more mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!With an introduction by Robert Hood, co-editor of the groundbreaking, Ditmar Award-winning Daikaiju: Giant Monster Tales and host of Undead Backbrain, the premier website for matters relating to giant monsters.

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The Mammoth Book of Tasteless and Outrageous Lists

Karl Shaw
Authors:
Karl Shaw

Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled and entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of bizarre but absolutely true trivia. Nothing is too distasteful for this astonishing compendium, including scores of eclectic lists to amuse, astonish and appal your friends.Entries include:10 Road-kill RecipesHistory's 10 Most Murderous Regimes10 Historic Sex Toys10 People who Married Their Nieces10 Deaths by Sex10 People Killed by Falling Animals 10 Ancient Remedies Containing Body Parts10 Flatalogical Facts8 Most Violent National Anthems15 Premature Obituaries10 Unusual Royal Deaths10 Cruel and Unusual Punishments10 Notable Executions12 Elizabethan Insults

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The Mammoth Book of True War Stories

Jon E. Lewis
Authors:
Jon E. Lewis

War, as the general said, is hell. But in a few it also brings out the best. Heroism and horror are the keynotes of this gripping new collection of war writing. From the Siege of Troy to the present day, The Mammoth Book of True War Stories includes battle analyses by celebrated historians, letters home by ordinary Gis, high-adrenaline memoirs by frontline combatants and memorable reportage by master chroniclers such as Ernest Hemingway and John Reed.

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The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics

Paul Gravett
Authors:
Paul Gravett

Here is the first ever popular collection of crime comics - the 24 best graphic short stories in the crime genre,spanning all the colours of noir, from classic American newspaper strip serials and notorious uncensored comic books to today's global graphic novel masterpieces.This must-have collection is fully loaded with some of the greatest writers and artists in comics publishing, including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, Max Allan Collins, Johnny Craig, Alex Toth, Bernie Krigstein - plus adaptations of/collaborations by famous crime writers, such as Dashiel Hammett, Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler.Meet a gallery of hard-boiled, iconic heroes and killers inside including:Dashiell Hammett's smooth operator Secret Agent X-9, Will Eisner's masked mystery man The Spirit, Mickey Spillane's heavyweight tough-guy Mike Hammer, Muñoz and Sampayo's brooding ex-cop Alack Sinner, Abuli and Bernet's venal hitman-for-hire Torpedo 1936, Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty's femme fatale investigator Ms. Tree, and Charles Burns' Mexican wrestler and defective detective El Borbah.

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The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts

Gareth Moore
Authors:
Gareth Moore

A brilliant new collection of over 400 original new brain puzzles, in the fashionable 'mind gym' style.This all-new volume offers a structured programme to stimulate and re-activate the different parts of your brain. It contains over 400 activities, puzzles and tests, ranging from speed maths and word memorization to logic tests and verbal reasoning exercises. They become increasingly difficult as you progress, following a cumulative scoring system, though most can be solved mentally in a few minutes.A helpful introduction describes in simple and accessible terms how the different parts of the brain work, and explains how each can be stimulated on a daily basis in different ways. The book is divided into 31 daily workouts, with over a dozen puzzles a day, providing a month's supply of exercises to keep your mind supple and in shape. Each daily workout contains a specially formulated mixture of puzzles designed to improve your problem solving, to boost your creativity, to improve your concentration, to improve your memory, and to boost your mind power. This is the essential programme of puzzles for anyone who has ever walked into a room and forgotten why they are there - in the tradition of the bestselling Dr Kawashima's Train Your Brain, and Nintendo's 'How Old Is Your Brain?' mental agility training computer game

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The Mammoth Book of Hard Men

Roger Wilkes
Authors:
Roger Wilkes

Enter the world of gangland crime. Some men command a respect that few others, even in this violent underworld, can equal. They live by a strict code and to them violence is simply an accepted part of their profession. Here is the fullest ever collection of 'hard man' accounts: over 30 true stories of men living on the very edge of what is 'normal' to the rest of us - the merciless streets of Mafia, Triads, Yardies, Yakuza, Hell's Angels and Chinese Tongs. They are the faces behind a dozen urban myths, and bywords for toughness. People you just don't want to mess with. Including both recent gangsters and notorious earlier Mafia-age predecessors - from Ned Kelly, Dillinger, Capone and the Krays, to Mad Frank, Lenny 'The Guv'nor' McLean and Sonny Barger - this is the ultimate collection for anyone interested in violent true crime, how 'real' criminals think, and the darker elements of society.

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The Mammoth Book of IQ Puzzles

Ken Russell, Philip Carter
Authors:
Ken Russell, Philip Carter

With this brain-teasing new collection of tantalizing puzzles and top-grade problems, Nathan Haselbauer, mastermind behind the test for the world's most intelligent person, throws open an irresistible challenge to all.The puzzles vary from math and logic problems to word games, with the emphasis on clarity of presentation and elegance of answer. Covering a broad spread of difficulty, they range from the surprisingly easy to a level of difficulty that will fox even the world's most devious minds. Although each puzzle is capable of being solved in just a few minutes, this is a puzzle collection like no other that will stretch your brainpower to its limits.

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The Mammoth Book of Jokes New edn

Geoff Tibballs
Authors:
Geoff Tibballs

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The Mammoth Book of Limericks

Glyn Rees
Authors:
Glyn Rees

The most enduringly popular poetical verse form in the English language is very much alive and well.This monster volume of 2,000 limericks ranges from clean to (moderately) filthy, all guaranteed to make you laugh! It contains limericks that are historical, geographical, whimsical, clerical, medical and many more.This giant collection includes limericks by such names as Edward Lear, Isaac Asimov, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, John Betjeman, Ogden Nash, Spike Milligan, and others. As well as a treasure trove of completely new and original verse, generated specially for this volume. You'll find plenty of modern gems - limericks relevant to today's world, such as computers, mobile phones, foreign travel, traffic congestion, unfair taxation, the cult of celebrity, overpaid sports players, environmental issues. Plus 'old favourites' in every category you can think of, including: Limerick limericks, Family, Children's limericks (for children and by children), Food and Drink, Sporty, Clever (including tongue twisters), Silly, Arty, Animal, Showbiz (including theatre, film and TV), Musical, Medical, Historical, Miscellaneous (including royalty, travel, occupations, college, crime, fashion, politics, celebrity, garden and religion), Memorial, Naughty, and Naughtier.

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The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimes

Mike Ashley
Authors:
Mike Ashley

This collection of criminal conundrums are more than whodunits, they're howdunits and are intended to stretch your powers of deduction to the limits.

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The Mammoth Book of Secret Code Puzzles

Elonka Dunin
Authors:
Elonka Dunin

Secret messages, Da Vinci-style codes, keys to predictions and cryptic clues - this giant collection of brain-teasing, enciphered challenges will satisfy puzzle fans at every level.It features over 600 puzzles, from the simple substitution-code type - messages or quotations in code where each letter stands for another - to fiendishly difficult ciphers using actual wartime methods employed by historic figures from Julius Caesar to President John F. Kennedy. There is plenty to challenge the sharpest of minds, and the more you solve, the better and faster you get!You'll find lots of helpful tips and advice on professional ways of cracking codes. Plus there's a fascinating section on the world's most famous unsolved scripts and cryptograms, including the Beale Ciphers, the Kryptos fourth section at CIA Headquarters, the Zodiac Killer ciphers, Emperor Rudof II's Voynich Manuscript and the 3,500-year-old Phaistos Disk.

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The Mammoth Book of Sudoku

Nathan Haselbauer
Authors:
Nathan Haselbauer

Here is the biggest and most varied book of Sudoku puzzles ever compiled. Over 400 painstakingly prepared puzzles designed to satisfy all levels from beginner to expert. "The Mammoth Book of Sudoku" contains more challenges, more levels of difficulty, and more varieties of number-placement (and letter-placement) puzzles than any other collection available, including: huge array of easy to diabolically-difficult classic grids; monster Sudoku - multiple overlapping grids; secretly encoded alphabetical wordoku; liquid crystal Sudoku; and bonus kakro puzzles. It also contains full step-by-step instructions, tips and killer strategies from the founder of the International High IQ Society and confirmed Sudoku addict, Nathan Haselbauer.

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The Mammoth Book of Women's Erotic Fantasies

Sonia Florens
Authors:
Sonia Florens

After the sexual revolution of the 1960s, a number of groundbreaking books tackled the previously taboo subject of women's sexuality and their fantasies, most notably Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden. Several decades have passed since, with major changes in society. How have women's attitudes to their own fulfilment and sexual ambitions changed? Florens's anthology is the first international collection on the subject for years and reveals a rich and fantastic inner world. This is the way women in the 21st century fully embrace their sexuality. A wide selection of ordinary women across Britain and the United States have participated in this book, and offer their darkest dreams and secret thoughts. Erotic and illuminating, today's women give free rein to their innermost desires.

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The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics

David Kendall
Authors:
David Kendall

You can't keep a good (or bad) corpse down, and they rise up in spectacular form in this new collection. The mindless, shambling zombies of yesteryear are rapidly being replaced by sprinters and runners with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. These days zombies are the rock and roll of horror monsters.Presenting a mix of voodoo victims, creepy somnambulists, and flesh eating, rock n roll deadheads, The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics brings you the best the graveyard can give. From film sources and literary sources to some very strange sources, here over 20 of the best zombie comics ever produced. They include the first Vince Locke Deadworld comic, Scott Hampton's awesome adaptation of RE Howard's Pigeons From Hell, plus stories from Steve Niles, Darko Macan, and many, many more. If it's dead, moving and hungry, you'll find it here! Praise for Mammoth Book of War Comics'Whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into at random, it is exactly what anthologies should be: rich, varied and endlessly rewarding.' Irish Times'... an admirable and enlightening collection.' The List

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The Mammoth Book of Brain Teasers

Terry Stickels
Authors:
Terry Stickels

A three-tiered collection of 400 new original puzzles, simply divided into easy, medium and difficult - a simple structure for a brilliant new book by one of the world's leading puzzlemasters. Ranging from basic brain-teasers to baffling brain-tormenters, these unputdownable puzzles include wordplay, logic problems, math conundrums and visual/spatial challenges. Figure out the next number in a series, find hidden phrases, or simply determine what a three-dimensional object would look like from two-dimensional drawings ... All require concentration, but none demand any advanced degree or obscure knowledge - just a little patience, practice, and imagination. It's the perfect collection for long car trips, airport layovers and morning coffee breaks.

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The Mammoth Book of the Beatles

Sean Egan
Authors:
Sean Egan

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The Art Of Zombie Warfare

Scott Kenemore
Authors:
Scott Kenemore

This manual provides a review of the tactical combat advantages enjoyed by zombies and gives the reader a step-by-step guide to adopting them for him or herself.Have you wondered where the great military leaders of modern history have found their collective inspirations? Well look no further. It is the walking dead upon whom the most important tactical infantry innovations of the last three hundred years have been based. Do you dream of becoming a soldier who fights with the efficacy and skill of a zombie? Are you a general or commander seeking to imbue your troops with the ruthless, soulless killing-efficiency of an animated corpse? Are you a voodoo priest or wizard desiring to raise an actual army of zombies to help you conquer the land and install yourself as ruler? Then, friend, this is the book for you. With this book, you will learn how to fight without weapons, communicate wordlessly, and enjoy the multifarious battlefield-strategy benefits that come with always just walking straight at the enemy. Written by the author of The Zen of Zombie and Z.E.O., The Art of Zombie Warfare is the most authoritative tome available today on the subject of zombie combat.

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Corsets & Clockwork

Trisha Telep
Authors:
Trisha Telep

Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.Contributors include:Ann Aguirre a bestselling author who writes urban fantasy (the Corine Solomon series from Roc), romantic science fiction (the Jax series from Ace), apocalyptic paranormal romance (as Ellen Connor, writing with Carrie Lofty, from Penguin), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava Gray from Berkley), and post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult fiction (Razorland and Wireville coming in 2011 from Feiwel & Friends). Tessa Gratton, her debut novel Blood Magic arrives in 2011 from Random House Children's Books, followed by the companion Crow Magic in 2012. Jaclyn Dolamore is the debut author of Magic Under Glass from Bloomsbury USA. Lesley Livingston is the award-winning author of Wondrous Strange and Darklight, the first two books in the bestselling trilogy from HarperCollins. Frewin Jones is the bestselling author of the Faerie Path series and the Warrior Princess books, among many othersCaitlin Kittredge is the author of the Iron Codex trilogy, a Lovecraftian steampunk adventure. Dru Pagliassotti's first novel Clockwork Heart was one of the first in the rising new genre of steampunk romance and was named by Library Journal as one of the five steampunk novels to read in 2009. Dia Reeves is the debut author of the critically acclaimed YA Bleeding Violet.Michael Scott is the Irish-born, New York Times bestselling author of the six part epic fantasy series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series (Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study) about a young woman forced to become a poison taster. Tiffany Trent the author of the acclaimed YA dark fantasy series Hallowmere, which was an IndieBound Children's Pick and a New York Public Library Book of the Teen Age 2008. Kiersten White is the debut author of Paranormalacy, the first book in a new trilogy, which was published by HarperTeen in August of 2010. Adrienne Kress, is the author of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate.

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Truth & Dare

Liz Miles
Authors:
Liz Miles

The truth is that for those who dare to be different school and growing up can be hell. Truth & Dare is a collection of edgy, quirky stories that revolve around a funny, nerdy cast of characters who struggle to fit in . . . or struggle not to. They will appeal to the inner geek of anyone caught up in attempts to navigate the labyrinthine teen caste system. Written in authentic teen voices, they speak to fans of the movies Juno and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist and the TV series The Gilmore Girls. Witty and smart, these are short stories from the point of view of funny, though not always cool or popular guys and girls, who are dealing with all the pressures of growing up - school, friends, music, relationships, parents, and just plain fitting in (or not).Contributors:Jennifer Finney Boylan is author of eleven books, five of which are YA books. Sarah Rees Brennan is author of The Demon's Lexicon, which was one of Kirkus' Best Books, ALA's Top Ten Best Books and a Best British Fantasy book. Cecil Castellucci author of Rose Sees Red and a picture book Grandma's Gloves. Emma Donoghue author of Booker-shortlisted Room.AM Homes is the winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange) for her novel May We Be Forgiven. She is also the author of, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack.Jennifer R. Hubbard author of the contemporary YA novel The Secret Year, published in 2010.Heidi R. Kling is the author of the Penguin Young Readers YA novel Sea, a story of hope after tragedy set in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.Michael Lowenthal is the author of the novels Charity Girl, Avoidance, and The Same EmbraceSaundra Mitchell author of Shadowed Summer and The Vespertine.Luisa Plaja author of the teen novels-Split by a Kiss, Swapped by a Kiss and Extreme Kissing.Matthue Roth author of Never Mind the Goldbergs, his first novel, a coming-of-age taleSherry Shahan has written over 30 books, including Purple Daze. Shelley Stoehr author of four award-winning novels for Young Adults, including the still popular, award-winning, Crosses. Ellen Wittlinger had her first teen novel, Lombardo's Law,published in 1993. Jill Wolfson author of award-winning novels for young people including What I Call Life; Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies; and Cold Hands, and Warm Heart.Also includes: Courtney Gillette, Jennifer Knight, Gary Soto, and Sara Wilkinson

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Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

This superb annual anthology of the year's most outstanding short crime fiction published in the UK is now well into its second decade. Jakubowski has succeeded, once again, in unearthing the best short crime stories of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish authors (along with a handful of US writers living in the UK, and some expatriate Brits). With this collection he showcases the impressive breadth of British crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of British society, but, above all, there are over 40 wonderful, gripping stories to shock, delight and make you think twice, if not three times. Full list of contributors: Lee Child; Kevin Wignall; Will Carver; Paul Charles; Val McDermid; Paul Johnston; Alison Bruce; Tim Willocks; Maxim Jakubowski; Rhys Hughes; Edward Marston; N. J. Cooper; Michael Z. Lewin; Peter Guttridge; Mary Hoffman; Peter Tremayne; Kate Rhodes; Paul D. Brazill; Ros Asquith; Amy Myers; Alexander McCall Smith; Nina Allan; Peter Turnbull; Jay Stringer; Martin Edwards; Zoë Sharp; Col Bury; David Stuart Davies; Howard Linskey; Susan Everett; Christopher Fowler; Dreda Say Mitchell; Roger Busby; Simon Kernick; Peter Lovesey; David Hewson; Gerard Brennan; Jane Casey; Christopher J. Simmons; Stephen Gallagher; John Lawton.