WorldCat Identities

Guran, Paula

Works: 56 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 7,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Horror tales  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Short stories, American  Urban fiction  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paula Guran
The year's best dark fantasy & horror by Paula Guran( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of dark fantasy and horror stories written in 2011, with selections by Paul Finch, Lisa Tuttle, Tanith Lee, Gene Wolfe, and others
The urban fantasy anthology by Peter S Beagle( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles--playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors--including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint--mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities
New Cthulhu : the recent weird by Elizabeth Bear( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction--bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters--eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing."--Page 4 of cover
Vampires : the recent undead by Paula Guran( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing has sunk its teeth into twenty-first century popular culture as pervasively as the vampire. The fangsters have the freedom to fly across all genres and all mediums--there are even apps for vamps. Whether roaming into romance, haunting horror, sneaking into science fiction, capering into humor, sucking on the sociopolitical, titillating teens, meandering through mystery, heating up supernatural sex, or charming children--no icon is more versatile than the vampire. Slake your insatiable thirst and drink deeply of twenty-five of the best sanguinary stories of the new millennium: terrifying or tender, deadly or delicious, badass or beneficient, romantic or rude, funny or frightening, wily or weary, classic or cutting edge ..."--Page 4 of cover
Zombies : the recent dead by Max Brooks( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zombies have an enduring hunger for human brains-- and humans have an enduring hunger of zombie fiction. Explore the necrotic nightmares of the undead: voodoo sorcerers, viral victims, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and yes, even the romantic
Halloween : magic, mystery, and the macabre by Clarke( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we've come to love Halloween - the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the "other side" is closest, and everyone can become anyone (or anything) they wish... and sometimes what they don't. Introducing nineteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrate the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays"--Cover page [4]
Brave new love : 15 dystopian tales of desire( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of fifteen stories about finding romance and danger in repressive, futuristic societies by such authors as Steve Berman, Jesse Karp, Diana Peterfreund, and Amanda Downum
Ghosts : recent hauntings by Paula Guran( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty modern masters of fright and fantasy fill this anthology with explorations of both sides of the veil
Warrior women( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women-or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed--who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself. Fierce or fearful, they are courageous and honorable--occasionally unscrupulous and tainted--but all warriors worthy of the name. Join bestselling authors Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, George R. R. Martin, Elizabeth Moon and many others as they celebrate the strong female protagonist in what Publishers Weekly calls an 'epic anthology.'" --
Blood sisters : vampire stories by women by Paula Guran( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tantalizing selection of stories from some of the best female authors who've helped define the modern vampire. Bram Stoker was hardly the first author--male or female--to fictionalize the folkloric vampire, but he defined the modern iconic vampire when Dracula appeared in 1897. Since then, many have reinterpreted the ever-versatile vampire over and over again--and female writers have played vital roles in proving that the vampire, as well as our perpetual fascination with it, is truly immortal. These authors have devised some of the most fascinating, popular, and entertaining of our many vampiric variations: suavely sensual ... fascinating but fatal ... sexy and smart ... undead but prone to detection ... tormented or terrifying ... amusing or amoral ... doomed or deadly ... badass and beautiful ... cutting-edge or classic ... Blood Sisters collects a wide range of fantastical stories from New York Times bestsellers Charlaine Harris, Holly Black, Nancy Holder, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn, and critically acclaimed writers Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Tanith Lee, all of whom have left their indelible and unique stamps on the vampire genre. Whether they are undeniably heroes and heroines or bloodthirsty monsters (or something in between), the undead are a lively lot. This anthology offers some of the best short fiction ever written by the "blood sisters" who know them best: stories you can really sink your teeth into"--
Ex libris : stories of librarians, libraries & lore by Paula Guran( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portals to all the knowledge in the world, libraries are also created universes of multitude of imaginations. Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains, mages, and gatekeepers who open the doors to delight, speculation, wonder, and terror. This captivating compilation of science fiction and fantasy short fiction showcases stories of librarians -- mysterious curators, heroic bibliognosts, arcane archivists, catalogers of very special collections and libraries: repositories of arcane wisdom, storehouses of signals from other galaxies, bastions of culture, the last outposts of civilization in a post-apocalyptic world
Witches : wicked, wild & wonderful( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories features witches as main characters and contains works by such prominent authors as Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Madeleine L'Engle, and Ursula K. Le Guin
After the end : recent apocalypses by Paula Guran( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarok to the Revelation of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, any number of fictional zombie Armageddons, and the dystopic world of The Hunger Games--we have always wondered what will happen after the world as we know it ends. No matter what the doomsday scenario--cataclysmic climate change, political chaos, societal collapse, nuclear war, pestilence, or so many other dreaded variations--we inevitably believe that even though the world perishes, some portion of humankind will live on. Such stories involve death and disaster, but they are also tales of rebirth and survival. Grim or triumphant, these outstanding, post-apocalyptic stories selected from the best of those published in the tumultuous last decade allow us to consider what life will be like after the end."--Page 4 of cover
Best new paranormal romance( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelve tales of love and wonder ... Nymphs, starfighters, magical women, mystical men, ordinary mortals, and extraordinary beings populate stories that range from engagingly whimsical to profoundly moving. Highly imaginative short fiction and novellas from outstanding fantasy romance writers--both bestselling authors and new talent"--Publisher web site
The mammoth book of angels and demons by Paula Guran( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though we think of angels as good and demons as evil, angels do fall and demons have been known to seek redemption. In this collection of 27 fantasy tales, sure to delight and provoke, imaginative and talented authors like Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, and George R.R. Martin explore the distinctions between good and evil, heaven and hell, and the gray netherword between."--Back cover
Once upon a time : new fairy tales by Paula Guran( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology featuring both new interpretations of and original stories inspired by traditional fairy tales
Season of wonder by Harlan Ellison( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wonders abound with the winter holidays. Yuletide brings marvels and miracles both fantastic and scientific. Christmas spirits can bring haunting holidays, seasonal songs might be sung by unearthly choirs, and magical celebrations are the norm during this very special time of the year. The best stories from many realms of fantasy and a multitude of future universes, gift-wrapped in one spectacular treasury of wintertime wonder"--Page 4 of cover
Beyond the woods : fairy tales retold( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once upon a time, the stories that came to be known as "fairy tales" were cultivated to entertain adults more than children; it was only later that they were tamed and pruned into less thorny versions intended for youngsters. But in truth, they have continued to prick the imaginations of readers at all ages. Over the years, authors have often borrowed bits and pieces from these stories, grafting them into their own writing, creating literature with both new meaning and age-old significance. In the last few decades or so, they've also intentionally retold and reinvented the tales in a variety of ways-delightful or dark, wistful or wicked, sweet or satirical-that forge new trails through the forests of fantastic fiction. This new anthology compiles some of the best modern fairy-tale retellings and reinventions from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talents, into an enchanting collection. Explore magical new realms by traveling with us, Beyond the Woods. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors"--
The year's best science fiction & fantasy novellas 2015( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas 2015 inaugurates a new annual series of anthologies featuring some of the year's best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich and rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow's technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with the impact of a short story and the detailed breadth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of "short novels" showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers
New Cthulhu 2 : more recent weird( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft
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New Cthulhu : the recent weird
The urban fantasy anthologyNew Cthulhu : the recent weirdVampires : the recent undeadZombies : the recent deadHalloween : magic, mystery, and the macabreBest new paranormal romance
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