What Strange Creatures

What Strange Creatures Author Emily Arsenault
ISBN-10 9780062283245
Release 2014-07-22
Pages 384
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Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young academic’s life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence. The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years, one marriage and divorce, three cats, and a dog later, Theresa still hasn’t finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she’s got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company. Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn’t have it together, either. Creative, and loyal, he’s also aimless in work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten. When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim’s puggle for a weekend, she has no idea that it is the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet world. Soon, Kim’s body will be found in the woods, and Jeff will become the prime suspect. Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a cold-blooded murderer. But to clear him she must find out more about Kim. Investigating the dead woman’s past, Theresa uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal—and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother’s life, she may be sacrificing her own.



The Novel of the Black Seal Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

The Novel of the Black Seal  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author Arthur Machen
ISBN-10 9781473399365
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 80
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This early work by Arthur Machen was originally published in 1895 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Novel of the Black Seal' is a short story of a professor who discovers markings on some Welsh limestone that correspond to characters found in ancient Babylon. Arthur Machen was born in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales in 1863. At the age of eleven, he boarded at Hereford Cathedral School, where he received a comprehensive classical education. His first major success came in 1894, with the novella 'The Great God Pan'. Although widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror; indeed, author Stephen King has called it “maybe the best [horror story] in the English language.” His legacy remains formidable; his work has influenced countless other artists, and is seen as setting the stage for – amongst other things – the Cthulhu horrors of H. P. Lovecraft. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.



The Green Spider Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

The Green Spider  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author Sax Rohmer
ISBN-10 9781473399914
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 32
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This early work by Robert W. Chambers was originally published in 1904 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Green Spider' is a short story about a strange creature, a professor, and a secret that could transform science. Sax Rohmer was born in Ladywood, Birmingham, England in 1883. In 1903, his first published work, ‘The Mysterious Mummy’, appeared in 'Pearson’s Weekly'. Rohmer continued to write weird fiction, and his major breakthrough came in 1912, when the first Fu-Manchu novel, 'The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu', was serialized over a period of eight months. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.



Tony Susan

Tony   Susan Author Austin Wright
ISBN-10 9783641069018
Release 2012-05-21
Pages 416
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Ein literarischer Thriller, der einen nicht mehr loslässt! Susan Morrow hat gelernt, immer ja zu sagen. Nicht aufzubegehren, mitzuspielen, die Dinge hinzunehmen, wie sie sind: den Ehemann, der Herzchirurg ist, nur seine Karriere im Blick hat und sie wahrscheinlich mit einer Arzthelferin betrügt. Die Ehe, die unbemerkt immer mehr in die Brüche geht. Ihre Pflichten als Hausfrau und Mutter. Da erhält sie eines Tages Post von ihrem Exmann Edward, von dem sie seit zwanzig Jahren nichts mehr gehört hat. Als sie ihn damals verließ, war er ein angehender Schriftsteller, voller hochfliegender Pläne. Jetzt hat er ihr das Manuskript eines Romans geschickt, und widerstrebend beginnt sie, es zu lesen. Es ist die zutiefst verstörende Geschichte des Mathematikprofessors Tony Hastings, dessen Frau und Tochter auf der gemeinsamen Fahrt in den Urlaub entführt und grausam ermordet werden. Es ist die Geschichte eines Mannes, dessen ganzes Leben zerbricht, weil er gelernt hat, immer vernünftig zu bleiben. Weil er verlernt hat, sich zu wehren. Und weil er nicht glauben will, dass seine schlimmsten Ängste wirklich wahr werden könnten. Unaufhaltsam gerät Susan in den Sog dieses beklemmenden Romans. Und je weiter sie liest, desto mehr beginnt sie zu ahnen, dass Edward vielleicht gar nicht ihre Meinung über sein Manuskript einholen will. Dass er vielmehr auf raffiniert verschlüsselte Weise von ihr selbst erzählt ...



In the Abyss Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

In the Abyss  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author H. G. Wells
ISBN-10 1473307996
Release 2013-07-26
Pages 38
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This early work by H. G. Wells was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'In the Abyss' is a short story about deep sea exploring and the strange creatures that inhabit the unknown depths. Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, England in 1866. He apprenticed as a draper before becoming a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex. Some years later, Wells won a scholarship to the School of Science in London, where he developed a strong interest in biology and evolution, founding and editing the Science Schools Journal. However, he left before graduating to return to teaching, and began to focus increasingly on writing. It was in 1895 that Wells seriously established himself as a writer, with the publication of the now iconic novel, The Time Machine. Wells followed The Time Machine with the equally well-received War of the Worlds (1898), which proved highly popular in the USA. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.



Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures Author Tracy Chevalier
ISBN-10 9780007341108
Release 2009-08-24
Pages 352
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A stunning novel of female friendship, forbidden love and evolution from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.



A Matter of Fact Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

A Matter of Fact  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author Rudyard Kipling
ISBN-10 9781473399877
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 36
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This early work by Rudyard Kipling was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'A Matter of Fact' is a short story about three journalists travelling by sea from Cape Town to Southampton who's voyage does not turn out quite as they may have expected. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.



The Strange Bird

The Strange Bird Author Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN-10 9780374714932
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 96
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The Strange Bird—from New York Times bestselling novelist Jeff VanderMeer—is a novella-length digital original that expands and weaves deeply into the world of his “thorough marvel”* of a novel, Borne. The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory—she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology—satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself: a pack of networked foxes, a giant predatory bear. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans—all of them now simply scrambling to survive—who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit. Never to understand, never to welcome home. With The Strange Bird, Jeff VanderMeer has done more than add another layer, a new chapter, to his celebrated novel Borne. He has created a whole new perspective on the world inhabited by Rachel and Wick, the Magician, Mord, and Borne—a view from above, of course, but also a view from deep inside the mind of a new kind of creature who will fight and suffer and live for the tenuous future of this world. Praise for Borne *“Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel.” —Colson Whitehead “VanderMeer is that rare novelist who turns to nonhumans not to make them approximate us as much as possible but to make such approximation impossible. All of this is magnified a hundredfold in Borne . . . Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates—for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in whatever shape or mess we have created. This coming-of-age story signals that eco-fiction has come of age as well: wilder, more reckless and more breathtaking than previously thought, a wager and a promise that what emerges from the twenty-first century will be as good as any from the twentieth, or the nineteenth.” —Wai Chee Dimock, The New York Times Book Review



Caterpillars Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

Caterpillars  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author E. F. Benson
ISBN-10 9781473399488
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 24
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This early work by E. F. Benson was originally published in 1912 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Caterpillars' is a short story about a man haunted by dreams of enormous caterpillars. Edward Frederic Benson was born at Wellington College (where his father was headmaster) in Berkshire, England in 1867. Nowadays, Benson is principally known for his 'Mapp and Lucia' series about Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp. The series consists of six novels and two short stories, and remains popular to this day, being serialized for Radio 4 as recently as 2008. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.



The Frank Belknap Long Science Fiction Novel MEGAPACK 4 Great Novels

The Frank Belknap Long Science Fiction Novel MEGAPACK    4 Great Novels Author Frank Belknap Long
ISBN-10 9781479420889
Release 2016-03-19
Pages 594
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Frank Belknap Long (1901-1994) -- one of the early masters of fantasy and science fiction, friend of (and collaborator with) H.P. Lovecraft -- produced hundreds of novels, short stories, and poems throughout his long and distinguished career. From fantasy and horror in Weird Tales to action-adventure science fiction in Planet Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories to more "nuts and bolts" science fiction in Astounding Stories, and also work in the romance and mystery fields, his career spanned 7 decades and was filled with remarkable achievements. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement at the 1978 World Fantasy Convention, the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1987 from the Horror Writers of America, and the First Fandom Hall of Fame Award in 1977. This collection assembles 4 of his best science fiction novels: Space Station 1 Mars Is My Destination The Three Faces of Time Survival World If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 290+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!



De Profundis Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

De Profundis  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author H. de Vere Stacpoole
ISBN-10 9781473399594
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 40
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This early work by H. de Vere Stacpoole was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'De Profundis' is a short story of a voyage from Hong Kong to fix a broken cable that results in an encounter with a creature of the deep. Henry De Vere Stacpoole was born on April 9th 1863 in Kingstown, Ireland. Stacpoole’s writing career started with the publication of 'The Intended' in 1894, but his most famous work is 'The Blue Lagoon', a romance novel published in 1908. The book was met with critical acclaim and was adapted to film twenty times in twelve years. The subsequent years proved to be Stacpoole’s most prolific with a number of works being published in quick succession, 'Pierrot' in 1896, and 'Death, the Knight, and the Lady' in 1897. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.



The Arcadian Dragon An Aesopian Novel Book I

The Arcadian Dragon  An Aesopian Novel Book I Author Robert Long
ISBN-10 9781387129362
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The Arcadian Dragon An Aesopian Novel Book I has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Arcadian Dragon An Aesopian Novel Book I also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Arcadian Dragon An Aesopian Novel Book I book for free.



African Literature Animism and Politics

African Literature  Animism and Politics Author Caroline Rooney
ISBN-10 9781134558858
Release 2004-01-14
Pages 256
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This book marks an important contribution to colonial and postcolonial studies in its clarification of the African discourse of consciousness and its far-reaching analyses of a literature of animism. It will be of great interest to scholars in many fields including literary and critical theory, philosophy, anthropology, politics and psychoanalysis.



The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800

The Novel  An Alternative History  1600 1800 Author Steven Moore
ISBN-10 9781623567408
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 1024
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Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a "zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary formsÂ?? (Booklist).



Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine A Novel

Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine  A Novel Author Ann Hood
ISBN-10 9780393068740
Release 2008-05-17
Pages 240
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"Brilliant....[The Vietnam era] is vividly captured by Ann Hood."—New York Times Book Review In 1969, as Peter, Paul and Mary croon on the radio and poster paints splash the latest antiwar slogans, three young friends find love. Suzanne, a poet, lives in a Maine beach house awaiting the birth of a child she will call Sparrow. Claudia, who weds a farmer during college, plans to raise three strong sons. Elizabeth and her husband marry, organize protests, and try to rear two children with their hippie values. By 1985, things have changed: Suzanne, now with an MBA, calls Sparrow "Susan." Claudia spirals backward into her sixties world—and madness. And Elizabeth, fatally ill, watches despairingly as her children yearn for a split-level house and a gleaming station wagon. ?Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine? is Ann Hood's stunning debut novel about the choices we make when we are young, and the changes brought about by the passing of time.



The Hierarchical Genome and Differentiation Waves

The Hierarchical Genome and Differentiation Waves Author Richard Gordon
ISBN-10 9789814500395
Release 1999-07-12
Pages 1932
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Over the past few decades numerous scientists have called for a unification of the fields of embryo development, genetics, and evolution. Each field has glaring holes in its ability to explain the fundamental phenomena of life. In this book, the author shows how the phenomenon of cell differentiation, considered in its temporal and spatial aspects during embryogenesis, provides a starting point for a unified theory of multicellular organisms (plants, fungi and animals), including their evolution and genetics. This unification is based on the recent discovery of differentiation waves by the author and his colleagues, described in the appendices, and illustrated by a flip movie prepared by a medical artist. To help the reader through the many fields covered, a glossary is included. This book will be of great value to the researcher and practicing doctors/scientists alike. The research students will receive an in-depth tutorial on the topics covered. The seasoned researcher will appreciate the applications and the gold mine of other possibilities for novel research topics. Sample Chapter(s) Volume 1 Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 1.01: Consider a Spherical Cow (239k) Chapter 1.02: The Epigenetic Problem (21k) Chapter 1.03: Wholeness and the Symmetry of the Early Embryo (17k) Chapter 1.04: Wholeness through the Ruse of Organicism (26k) Chapter 1.05: The Grip of Vitalism (25k) Volume 2 Chapter 9: A Cornucopia of Differentiation Waves Chapter 9.01: Activation Wave (14k) Chapter 9.02: Cleavage Waves (31k) Chapter 9.03: The Compaction Waves (8k) Chapter 9.04: Mitotic Waves (33k) Chapter 9.05: Quantal Mitoses and a Model for Limb Morphogenesis (19k) Contents: Neural Induction and the OrganizerTheory of the Cell State SplitterDevelopment and GeneticsDevelopment and EvolutionMacroevolutionThe Biogenetic LawThe HomeoboxA Cornucopia of Differentiation Waves Readership: Graduate students in biology, geneticists, computer scientists, engineers, microbiologists, historians, philosophers of biology, mathematical biologists, psychologists and physicists.keywords:Genome;Differentiation Waves;Developmental Biology;Genetics;Evolution;Reductionism;Self-Organizing Systems;Amphibians;Cytoskeleton;Fractals “The Hierarchical Genome cleverly fuses theoretical physics and embryology in a manner that is accessible to the novice physicist and molecular biologist alike. The superb use of historical ancedotes to illustrate the progression of the author's ideas made the book a pleasure to read. As a framework for future experimentation, this work argues convincingly for the use of physical principles in our treatment of developmental genetics.” Graham Dellaire, PhD MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, UK “It is rare in science to see an individual challenge the traditional view. Dr Richard Gordon by doing so, shows how the discovery of an unusual wave on the surface of a salamander embryo has radical implications for the unification of the forces of evolution, genetics and development. This book, his magnum opus, is a major achievement in all these disciplines.” C Cristofre Martin, PhD University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada “Richard Gordon, discover of the 'differentiation waves' in embryogenesis, has now written an Opus Magnum on the theoretical frontier. The Hierarchical Genome provides a whole new synthesis of development, genetics, and evolution in that it distils the essentials of the logic of evolution in each of the respective domains. Based on the agency of logical, rather than merely physical, differentiation trees on each level, Gordon provides strong support for the idea of a 'fractal evolution', which must be seen as a novel and promising alternative to the more constraining options of gradualism or punctuated equilibrium ... The book is strongly recommended for anyone interested in a high-level discussion of the basic principles of evolution.” Gerhard Grössing, PhD Director Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies, Vienna, Austria “A talented theoretical biologist, Gordon presents a comprehensive, thorough and radically-new look at developmental biology. Even if one does not accept his interpretation of development in terms of cell state splitters and differentiation waves, the book is a fresh, amazing and fascinating summary uniting key fields in biology.” Michael A Goldman, PhD San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA “... as a magnum opus, or a chance for a scientist to expound ideas at leisure and set out a vision, it's a remarkable achievement.” UK Nonlinear News “The author is certainly a polymath with a sound judgment on widely different areas of knowledge ... Readers who have the luxury of leisurely going through hard facts intertwined with historical and philosophical diversions will find the book delightful.” BioEssays



Novel Medicine

Novel Medicine Author Andrew Schonebaum
ISBN-10 9780295806327
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 296
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By examining the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine, Novel Medicine demonstrates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge in China, beginning in the sixteenth century. Critical readings of fictional and medical texts provide a counterpoint to prevailing narratives that focus only on the �literati� aspects of the novel, showing that these texts were not merely read, but were used by a wide variety of readers for a range of purposes. The intersection of knowledge�fictional and real, elite and vernacular�illuminates the history of reading and daily life and challenges us to rethink the nature of Chinese literature.