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Undead Ends is about how we imagine humanness and survival in the aftermath of disaster. This book frames modern British and American apocalypse films as sites of interpretive struggle. It asks what, exactly, is ending? Whose dreams of starting over take center stage, and why? And how do these films, ...
Undead Ends: Stories of Apocalypse
Undead Ends is about how we imagine humanness and survival in the aftermath of disaster. This book frames modern British and American apocalypse films as sites of interpretive struggle. It asks what, exactly, is ending? Whose dreams of starting over take center stage, and why? And how do these films, sometimes in spite of themselves, make room to dream of new beginnings that don't just reboot the world we know? Trimble argues that contemporary apocalypse films aren't so much envisioning The End of the world as the end of a particular world; not The End of humanness but, rather, the end of Man. Through readings of The Road, I Am Legend, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Children of Men, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, this book demonstrates that popular stories of apocalypse can trouble, rather than reproduce, Man's story of humanness. With some creative re-reading, they can even unfold towards unexpected futures. Mainstream apocalypse films are, in short, an occasion to imagine a world After Man.
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42.58 USD

Undead Ends: Stories of Apocalypse

by S. Trimble
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This book uses film and television as a resource for addressing the social and legal ills of the city. It presents a range of approaches to view the ill city through cinematic and televisual characterization in urban frameworks, political contexts, and cultural settings. Each chapter deconstructs the meaning of urban ...
Law, Cinema, and the Ill City: Imagining Justice and Order in Real and Fictional Cities
This book uses film and television as a resource for addressing the social and legal ills of the city. It presents a range of approaches to view the ill city through cinematic and televisual characterization in urban frameworks, political contexts, and cultural settings. Each chapter deconstructs the meaning of urban space as public space while critically generating a focus on order and justice, exploring issues such as state disorder, lawlessness, and revenge. The approach presents a careful balance between theory and application. The original and novel ideas presented in this book will be essential reading for those interested in the presentation of law and place in cultural texts such as film.
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147.000000 USD

Law, Cinema, and the Ill City: Imagining Justice and Order in Real and Fictional Cities

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In Black Madness :: Mad Blackness Theri Alyce Pickens rethinks the relationship between Blackness and disability, unsettling the common theorization that they are mutually constitutive. Pickens shows how Black speculative and science fiction authors such as Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tananarive Due craft new worlds that reimagine the intersection ...
Black Madness :: Mad Blackness
In Black Madness :: Mad Blackness Theri Alyce Pickens rethinks the relationship between Blackness and disability, unsettling the common theorization that they are mutually constitutive. Pickens shows how Black speculative and science fiction authors such as Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tananarive Due craft new worlds that reimagine the intersection of Blackness and madness. These creative writer-theorists formulate new parameters for thinking through Blackness and madness. Pickens considers Butler's Fledgling as an archive of Black madness that demonstrates how race and ability shape subjectivity while constructing the building blocks for antiracist and anti-ableist futures. She examines how Hopkinson's Midnight Robber theorizes mad Blackness and how Due's African Immortals series contests dominant definitions of the human. The theorizations of race and disability that emerge from these works, Pickens demonstrates, challenge the paradigms of subjectivity that white supremacy and ableism enforce, thereby pointing to the potential for new forms of radical politics.
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25.150000 USD

Black Madness :: Mad Blackness

by Theri Alyce Pickens
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Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction examines fantastic representations of sport in science fiction, both cataloguing this almost entirely unexamined literary tradition and arguing that the reason for its neglect reflects a more widespread social suspicion of the athletic body as monstrous. Combining scholarship of monstrosity with a biopolitically focused ...
Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction
Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction examines fantastic representations of sport in science fiction, both cataloguing this almost entirely unexamined literary tradition and arguing that the reason for its neglect reflects a more widespread social suspicion of the athletic body as monstrous. Combining scholarship of monstrosity with a biopolitically focused philosophy of embodiment, this work plumbs the depths of our abjection of the athletic body and challenges us to reconsider sport as an intersectional space. In this latter endeavour it contradicts the image presented by both the most dystopian films such as Deathrace and Rollerball as well as social criticism of sport that limits its focus to an essentially violent masculinity. The book traces an alternative tradition of sport sf through authors as diverse as Arthur C. Clarke, Steven Barnes, and Joan Slonczewski, exploring the way the intersectional categories of gender, race, and age in these works are negotiated in, for example, a solar wind sailing race or futuristic anti-gravity boxing. These complex athletic bodies display the social mobility that sport allows and challenge us to acknowledge our own monstrously animal bodies and our place in a cycle of living and dying.
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126.000000 USD

Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction

by Derek J Thiess
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Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future? The future has become increasingly difficult to imagine. We might be able to predict a few events, but imagining how looming disasters will coincide is simultaneously necessary and impossible. Drawing on speculative fiction and social theory, Theory for the World ...
Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology
Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future? The future has become increasingly difficult to imagine. We might be able to predict a few events, but imagining how looming disasters will coincide is simultaneously necessary and impossible. Drawing on speculative fiction and social theory, Theory for the World to Come is the beginning of a conversation about theories that move beyond nihilistic conceptions of the capitalism-caused Anthropocene and toward generative bodies of thought that provoke creative ways of thinking about the world ahead. Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer draws on such authors as Kim Stanley Robinson and Octavia Butler, and engages with afrofuturism, indigenous speculative fiction, and films from the 1970s and '80s to help think differently about the future and its possibilities. Forerunners: Ideas First Short books of thought-in-process scholarship, where intense analysis, questioning, and speculation take the lead
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8.350000 USD

Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology

by Matthew J Wolf-Meyer
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Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and respected voice in children's literature, writing one of the most beloved children's science fiction novels of all time, The Wonderful ...
Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement
Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and respected voice in children's literature, writing one of the most beloved children's science fiction novels of all time, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, and later winning the National Book Award for her time fantasy The Court of the Stone Children. In addition, Eleanor Cameron played an often vocal role in critical debates about children's literature. She was one of the first authors to take up literary criticism of children's novels and published two influential books of criticism, including The Green and Burning Tree. One of Cameron's most notable acts of criticism came in 1973, when she wrote a scathing critique of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl responded in kind, and the result was a fiery imbroglio within the pages of the Horn Book Magazine. Yet despite her many accomplishments, most of Cameron's books went out of print by the end of her life, and her star faded. This biography aims to reinsert Cameron into the conversation by taking an in-depth look at her tumultuous early life in Ohio and California, her unforgettably forceful personality and criticism, and her graceful, heartfelt novels. The biography includes detailed analysis of the creative process behind each of her published works and how Cameron's feminism, environmentalism, and strong sense of ethics are reflected in and represented by her writings. Drawn from over twenty interviews, thousands of letters, and several unpublished manuscripts in her personal papers, Eleanor Cameron is a tour of the most exciting and creative periods of American children's literature through the experience of one of its valiant purveyors and champions.
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26.250000 USD

Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement

by Paul V Allen
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Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such ...
Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers demonstrated that such writing could be a vehicle for political argument. Heinlein s influence remains strong, but his legacy is fiercely contested. His vision of the future was sometimes radical, sometimes deeply conservative, and arguments have flared up recently about which faction has the most significant claim on his ideas. In this major critical study, Hugo Award-winner Farah Mendlesohn carries out a close reading of Heinlein s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a lifetime about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself.
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42.66 USD

Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein

by Farah Mendlesohn
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Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction
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15.740000 USD

Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction

by Edward M Lerner
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The Paradox of Blackness in African American Vampire Fiction
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31.450000 USD

The Paradox of Blackness in African American Vampire Fiction

by Jerry Rafiki Jenkins
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RPG D&D Campaign Journal: Lined Paper Notebook
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6.290000 USD

RPG D&D Campaign Journal: Lined Paper Notebook

by Wizard Ink
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1984 George Orwell (Book Analysis): Reading the Novel in Post-Trump Context
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8.400000 USD

1984 George Orwell (Book Analysis): Reading the Novel in Post-Trump Context

by Shafqat Mushtaq
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Gothic Fantasy Apocalypse Journal: Journal Notebook with blank lined pages for Goth Sci-fi Fantasy Skull Scorpion Lovers
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7.300000 USD

Gothic Fantasy Apocalypse Journal: Journal Notebook with blank lined pages for Goth Sci-fi Fantasy Skull Scorpion Lovers

by Pagan Pages
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Strange Stars
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25.58 USD

Strange Stars

by Jason Heller
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Sci Fi Book Journal
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7.340000 USD

Sci Fi Book Journal

by Moon Burn Publishing
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The Military Techno-Thriller: A History
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12.590000 USD

The Military Techno-Thriller: A History

by Nader Elhefnawy
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Sublime Conclusions: Last Man Narratives from Apocalypse to Death of God
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23.620000 USD

Sublime Conclusions: Last Man Narratives from Apocalypse to Death of God

by Robert K Weninger
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Iron, Fire, and Ice: The Real History That Inspired Game of Thrones
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33.590000 USD

Iron, Fire, and Ice: The Real History That Inspired Game of Thrones

by Ed West
CD-Audio
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Deconstructing The Metabarons
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32.40 USD

Deconstructing The Metabarons

by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Hardback
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Analyzing Alien 3: The Mother of All Bitches
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5.780000 USD

Analyzing Alien 3: The Mother of All Bitches

by Valkyrie Kerry
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Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist
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10.480000 USD

Lord of the Rings and the Eucharist

by Scott L Smith
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Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture
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14.690000 USD

Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture

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the Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930 - 1960
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41.950000 USD

the Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930 - 1960

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In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide ...
Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range of media and genres-including Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and the novels of Helen Oyeyemi, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the role-playing games Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K-are brought alongside episodes from ancient myth, important moments from history, and more. All together, these multifaceted studies add to our understanding of how science fiction and fantasy form important areas of classical reception, not only transmitting but also transmuting images of antiquity. The volume concludes with an inspiring personal reflection from the New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction, Catherynne M. Valente, offering her perspective on the limitless potential of the classical world to resonate with experience today.
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92.400000 USD

Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide ...
Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, `displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar `displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range of media and genres-including Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and the novels of Helen Oyeyemi, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the role-playing games Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K-are brought alongside episodes from ancient myth, important moments from history, and more. All together, these multifaceted studies add to our understanding of how science fiction and fantasy form important areas of classical reception, not only transmitting but also transmuting images of antiquity. The volume concludes with an inspiring personal reflection from the New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction, Catherynne M. Valente, offering her perspective on the limitless potential of the classical world to resonate with experience today.
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34.11 USD

Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Sub-creating Arda: World-building in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work, its Precursors and its Legacies
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33.600000 USD

Sub-creating Arda: World-building in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work, its Precursors and its Legacies

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A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Westworld. In Michael Crichton's 1973 motion picture Westworld, people playing out fantasies find their lives in danger when robots built to entertain start to kill, creating an opportunity for viewers to examine an array of psychological phenomena. Today, the HBO television series reframes ...
Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights
A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Westworld. In Michael Crichton's 1973 motion picture Westworld, people playing out fantasies find their lives in danger when robots built to entertain start to kill, creating an opportunity for viewers to examine an array of psychological phenomena. Today, the HBO television series reframes those questions and fears of technology gone awry in terms of twenty-first century concerns about rapidly evolving AI. The essays in this collection, edited by Travis Langley and Wind Goodfriend, explore those issues, offering fans an in-depth psychological exploration of the Westworld universe, including: When do synthetic people become sentient? When is artificial intelligence simply intelligence? What is the appeal of live-action role playing? Why does the Wild West intrigue us? How far will people go in pursuit of violent delights? Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights takes aim at these and many other issues.
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22.17 USD

Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights

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The Bend at the End of the Road
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26.240000 USD

The Bend at the End of the Road

by Barry N Malzberg
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We live in an information economy, a vast archive of data ever at our fingertips. In the pages of science fiction, powerful entities-governments and corporations-seek to use this archive to control society, enforcing conformity or turning citizens into passive consumers. Opposing them are protagonists fighting to liberate the collective mind ...
The Archive Incarnate: The Embodiment and Transmission of Knowledge in Science Fiction
We live in an information economy, a vast archive of data ever at our fingertips. In the pages of science fiction, powerful entities-governments and corporations-seek to use this archive to control society, enforcing conformity or turning citizens into passive consumers. Opposing them are protagonists fighting to liberate the collective mind from those who would enforce top-down control. Archival technology and its depictions in science fiction have developed dramatically since the 1950s. Ray Bradbury discusses archives in terms of books and television media, Margaret Atwood in terms of magazines and journaling. William Gibson focused on technofuturistic cyberspace and brain-to-computer prosthetics, Bruce Sterling on genetics and society as an archive of social practices. Neal Stephenson imagined post-cyberpunk matrix space and interactive primers. As the archive is altered, so too are the humans that interact with ever-advancing technology.
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57.750000 USD

The Archive Incarnate: The Embodiment and Transmission of Knowledge in Science Fiction

by Joseph Hurtgen
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The cultural impact of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series transformed a generation of young people into readers and fans, who were able to interact with one another in unprecedented ways as digital natives. And now the Harry Potter generation has come of age, poised to become parents, teachers, writers, and ...
The Harry Potter Generation: Essays on Growing Up with the Series
The cultural impact of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series transformed a generation of young people into readers and fans, who were able to interact with one another in unprecedented ways as digital natives. And now the Harry Potter generation has come of age, poised to become parents, teachers, writers, and critics. As the essays in this collection observe, this generation uses the knowledge absorbed from Rowling's narrative to negotiate their life experiences as they take their places as society's adults. Throughout this volume, scholars analyze how the Harry Potter series has shaped this generation's views on everything from celebrity to political resistance; from reading to memory to identity; from amusement parks to fan and pedagogical spaces online; from how they understand the past to how they will shape their future. Many of the essays are penned by members of the Harry Potter generation itself, detailing the myriad ways this fantasy series has pervaded their lives. Expansive and well-researched, this collection offers insight - not only into the Harry Potter novels-but also and perhaps more importantly, into the way these novels have affected this generation's understanding of their place in the world and their capacity to create it anew.
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41.950000 USD

The Harry Potter Generation: Essays on Growing Up with the Series

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Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world. The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, ...
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award (R)-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the wizarding world. The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking adventure, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie & Jacob in the Wizarding World. Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, sumptuously printed and enhanced with a unique glow in the dark removable, this finely crafted book - officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products - presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.
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55.12 USD

The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

by Dermot Power
Hardback
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