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  1. Core reading list 32 items
    NB: We do not expect you to read everything on the reading list. Reading from each of the three genres is encouraged, and weekly reading extracts (online resources, and audio readings) will be provided to compliment the reading list.
    1. Horror 11 items
      1. Week One 4 items
        1. Dark dreams: a collection of horror and suspense by Black writers - Brandon Massey c2004

          Book Core (purchase required) Especially the story Dreads by D.S. Foxx.

        2. The portable Edgar Allan Poe

          Chapter Core (purchase required) Read Especially pp 187-191 the story The Tell-tale Heart which is available online (see link immediately below).

        3. The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

        4. The Philosophy of Composition - Edgar Allan Poe

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

      2. Week Two 4 items
        1. The ballad of Black Tom - Victor D. LaValle 2016

          Book Core (purchase required)

        2. The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories - H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi 2002, c1999

          Book Core (purchase required) Especially the story The Horror at Red Hook (which can be found online - see link immediately below)

        3. The Horror at Red Hook - H. P. Lovecraft

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

        4. Notes on Writing Weird Fiction - H. P. Lovecraft

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

      3. Week Three 3 items
        1. Sycorax's daughters 2017

          Book Core (purchase required)

        2. The haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson 2006

          Book Core (purchase required)

    2. Sci-Fi 13 items
      1. Week One 7 items
        1. Science fiction: the realism of the 21st century - Richard Lea 07/08/2015

          Article Core (purchase required)

        2. Science fiction

          Chapter Core (purchase required) Chapter One: Defining Science Fiction.

        3. The time machine - H. G. Wells c2010

          Book Core (purchase required)

        4. The sentinel - Arthur C. Clarke 2000

          Book Core (purchase required)

        5. Burning chrome : and other stories

          Chapter Core (purchase required) read pp14-36 'Johnny Mnemonic’ - William Gibson; can also be found online

        6. I am legend - Richard Matheson 2010

          Book Core (purchase required)

      2. Week Two 3 items
        1. The power - Naomi Alderman 2017

          Book Core (purchase required)

        2. Bloodchild

          Chapter Core (purchase required) ‘Bloodchild’ - Octavia Butler; can also be found online.

        3. Stories of your life and others

          Chapter Core (purchase required) 'Tower of Babylon', Ted Chiang.

      3. Week Three 3 items
        1. The Time Travel Club - Charlie Jane Anders 2015

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

        2. Binti - Nnedi Okorafor 2015

          Book Core (purchase required)

        3. The Crystal Spheres - David Brin 2018

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

    3. Fantasy 8 items
      1. Week One 3 items
        1. The wind's twelve quarters: and, The compass rose - Ursula K. Le Guin, Graham Sleight, Ursula K. Le Guin 2015

          Book Core (purchase required) The Rule of Names, pp. 73-84; also freely available online.

        2. Collected stories

          Chapter Core (purchase required) read pp. 203-210, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, also freely available online

        3. From Elfland to Poughkeepsie - Ursula K. Le Guin 1975

          Book Core (purchase required) Can be found freely available online.

      2. Week Two 2 items
        1. Court of Birth, Court of Strength - de Bodard Aliette

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

      3. Week Three 3 items
        1. Biafra - Nnedimma Okorafor

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

        2. Mrs Berwick Paints - Barker RJ

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

        3. Postmodernism in Fantasy: An Essay - Brandon Sanderson

          Webpage Core (purchase required)

  2. Craft and Critical Reading: 22 items
    1. Horror – Craft 3 items
      1. On writing: a memoir of the craft - Stephen King 2012

        Book Recommended reading

      2. On writing horror: a handbook - Mort Castle, Horror Writers Association c2007

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Writers workshop of horror - Michael Knost c2010

        Book Recommended reading

    2. Horror – Critical Reading 3 items
      1. Gothic horror: a guide for students and readers - Clive Bloom 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The horror reader - Ken Gelder 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      3. The BFI companion to horror - Kim Newman, British Film Institute 1996

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Sci-Fi – Craft 2 items
      1. Steering the craft: a twenty-first-century guide to sailing the sea of story - Ursula K. Le Guin 2015

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The art of fiction: notes on craft for young writers - John Gardner 1991, c1983

        Book Recommended reading

    4. Sci-Fi – Critical Reading 5 items
      1. The history of science fiction - Adam Roberts 2016

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Microworlds: writings on science fiction and fantasy - Stanis±aw Lem, Franz Rottensteiner 1991

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Trillion year spree: the history of science fiction - Brian W. Aldiss, Brian W. Aldiss, David Wingrove 2001

        Book Recommended reading

    5. Sci-Fi – Science Inspiration 3 items
      1. The Faber book of science - John Carey 1995

        Book Recommended reading

      2. This will make you smarter 2012

        Book Recommended reading

    6. Fantasy – Craft 3 items
      1. Wonderbook: an illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction - Jeff VanderMeer 2013

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Writing fantasy & science fiction: how to create out-of-this-world novels and short stories - Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake, Writer's Digest Books (Firm) 2013

        Book Recommended reading

    7. Fantasy – Critical Reading 3 items
      1. The Cambridge companion to fantasy literature - Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn 2012

        Book Recommended reading

      2. In other worlds: SF and the human imagination - Margaret Atwood 2012

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Transformations of myths through time - Joseph Campbell c1990

        Book Recommended reading

  3. Secondary reading: 38 items
    1. Horror 18 items
      1. Books of blood: Volumes 1-3 - Clive Barker 2008

        Book Other reading

      2. Books of blood: Volumes 4-6 (second omnibus) - Clive Barker 2007

        Book Other reading

      3. The exorcist - William Peter Blatty 2007

        Book Other reading

      4. The October country - Ray Bradbury, Joseph A. Mugnaini 1956, c1955

        Book Other reading

      5. Lost souls - Poppy Z. Brite 2010

        Book Other reading

      6. The grin of the dark - Ramsey Campbell 2008

        Book Other reading

      7. The bloody chamber and other stories - Angela Carter 2006

        Book Other reading

      8. American psycho - Bret Easton Ellis 2006

        Book Other reading

      9. Haunted - James Herbert 2007

        Book Other reading

      10. The woman in black - Susan Hill 1998

        Book Other reading

      11. The Aspern papers: and, The turn of the screw - Henry James, Anthony Curtis 1984

        Book Other reading

      12. The shining - Stephen King 2006

        Book Other reading

      13. The lamplighters - Frazer Lee 2012, c2011

        Book Other reading

      14. Horror stories - E. Nesbit 2016

        Book Other reading

      15. Interview with the vampire - Anne Rice 2008

        Book Other reading

      16. Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Maurice Hindle 2003

        Book Other reading

      17. Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other tales - Robert Louis Stevenson, Roger Luckhurst 2006

        Book Other reading

      18. Dracula - Bram Stoker, John Paul Riquelme 2002

        Book Other reading

    2. Sci-Fi 13 items
      1. The red men - Matthew De Abaitua c2007

        Book Other reading

      2. The drowned world - J. G. Ballard 2014

        Book Other reading

      3. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood 2003

        Book Other reading

      4. Ubik - Philip K. Dick 1973

        Book Other reading

      5. Solaris - Stanislaw Lem 1970

        Book Other reading

      6. More than human - Theodore Sturgeon 2000

        Book Other reading

      7. The end of Mr. Y - Scarlett Thomas 2007

        Book Other reading

      8. Zoo city - Lauren Beukes 2010

        Book Other reading

      9. I, robot - Isaac Asimov 2002

        Book Other reading

      10. The forever war - Joe Haldeman 2010, c1974

        Book Other reading

      11. Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke 1973

        Book Other reading

      12. Star maker - Olaf Stapledon 2013

        Book Other reading

      13. The stars my destination - Alfred Bester 2010

        Book Other reading

    3. Fantasy – Fiction 5 items
      1. Red seas under red skies - Scott Lynch 2007

        Book Other reading

      2. The night circus: a novel - Erin Morgenstern 2012

        Book Other reading

      3. The gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris 2014

        Book Other reading

      4. Banished - Liz De Jager 2014

        Book Other reading

      5. The princess bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure : the "good parts" version - William Goldman, S. Morgenstern 1999

        Book Other reading

    4. Fantasy – Non Fiction 2 items
      1. The book of English magic - Philip Carr-Gomm, Richard Heygate 2014

        Book Other reading

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