Download or read book Halcyon Dreamworlds written by Lee Baldwin and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2015-11-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's not virtual anything. Amid gritty realities of 2029 Amerika, Logan Fischer struggles to cleanse herself of cyber addiction, while millions in those synthetic dreamlands live out their desires for exotic lovers and unlimited wealth. But when an ultra-rich mastermind tries to strip away her decency, Logan must battle free of that alluring pleasure-pit and accept the challenge to win back a world's future. Her only weapon will be the truth.
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Download or read book Merriam Webster s Dictionary of Synonyms written by Merriam-Webster, Inc and published by Merriam-Webster. This book was released on 1984 with total page 940 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The ideal guide to choosing the right word. Entries go beyond the word lists of a thesaurus, explaining important differences between synonyms. Provides over 17,000 usage examples. Lists antonyms and related words."
Download or read book Aliens Got My Sally written by Lee Baldwin and published by . This book was released on 2017-08-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An archaeology student extracts coded information from a pre-Colombian sculpture, disclosing that Earth is a failed colony of an ancient galactic race. Humanity will not be amused.
Download or read book The Magic Box written by Rob Young and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A riveting journey into the psyche of Britain through its golden age of television and film; a cross-genre feast of moving pictures, from classics to occult hidden gems, The Magic Box is the nation's visual self-portrait in technicolour detail. 'The definition of gripping. Truly, a trove of wyrd treasures.' BENJAMIN MYERS 'A feat of argument, description and affection.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Highly entertaining . . . [A] fabulous treasure trove.' SCOTSMAN 'Young is a phenomonal scholar.' OBSERVER Growing up in the 1970s, Rob Young's main storyteller was the wooden box with the glass window in the corner of the family living room, otherwise known as the TV set. Before the age of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, YouTube and commercial streaming services, watching television was a vastly different experience. You switched on, you sat back and you watched. There was no pause or fast-forward button. The cross-genre feast of moving pictures produced in Britain between the late 1950s and late 1980s - from Quatermass and Tom Jones to The Wicker Man and Brideshead Revisited, from A Canterbury Tale and The Go-Between to Bagpuss and Children of the Stones, and from John Betjeman's travelogues to ghost stories at Christmas - contributed to a national conversation and collective memory. British-made sci-fi, folk horror, period drama and televisual grand tours played out tensions between the past and the present, dramatised the fractures and injustices in society and acted as a portal for magical and ghostly visions. In The Magic Box, Rob Young takes us on a fascinating journey into this influential golden age of screen and discovers what it reveals about the nature and character of Britain, its uncategorisable people and buried histories - and how its presence can still be felt on screen in the twenty-first century.
Download or read book City Limits written by Keith Hayward and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: City Limits contributes to a growing body of work under the umbrella of 'cultural criminology', which attempts to bring an appreciation of cultural change to an understanding of crime in late modernity (Hayward and Young 2004). Hayward presents an ambitious theoretical analysis that attempts to inspire a 'cultural approach' to understanding the 'crime-city nexus' and, in particular, to re-address 'strain' and the concept of 'relative deprivation' in the context of a culture of consumption. The book incorporates an impressive array of literature from beyond the boundaries of traditional criminology - including urban studies, social theory and, most strikingly, from art and architectural criticism - illustrating a multidisciplinary approach. This provides for a challenging and enlightening read, with a particularly important emphasis on the impact of consumer culture on the lived urban experience and spatial dynamics of the city and, in turn, for an understanding of transgression and criminality. Runner-up for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize (2004).
Download or read book Ellen Terry Player in Her Time written by Nina Auerbach and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 1997-01-29 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nina Auerbach brilliantly reveals the Ellen Terry whose roles, on stage and off, embodied everything that a rapidly changing world exhorted women to be.
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Download or read book All the Colours of Night written by Jayne Ann Krentz and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you like Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown, you'll be swept away by this thrilling pageturner about two psychics who plunge into a dark world of deadly secrets. . . 'Sparkles with wit and clever plotting' Publishers Weekly 'Sexy . . . clever, fun' Kirkus Reviews ________ North Chastain possesses the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. But when his father suddenly falls comatose at the hands of a deadly artefact, North is at a loss. Tracking down killers might be his forte, but to locate the relic he's going to need a psychic with an intimate knowledge of the shadowy underworld of dealers and collectors... Disgraced antiques expert Sierra Raines is looking to begin again. Resorting to the shady paranormal artefacts trade, she finds and transports valuable objects. When North Chastain requests her services, she reluctantly accepts - for North represents the Foundation, the enigmatic organisation that polices the psychic underworld, both its criminals and those - like Sierra - making a living in its shadows. The pair soon find themselves in the town of Fogg Lake, at the scene of the 'Incident'; decades ago, a disaster in the nearby labs of the Bluestone Project, a covert government program, forever changed the town's residents. The pair unearth shocking truths about what occurred that fateful night, but they are playing with fire - someone in the town knows what they've discovered and will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. ___________ Find out why readers are RAVING about Jayne Ann Krentz: 'Krentz expertly entwines high-stakes suspense, a paranormal-spiked plot, and a generous dollop of sexy romance with delightfully dry wit as she launches a thrilling and chilling new series' Booklist (starred review) 'A smart, creative series start from a romance master who always entertains' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Download or read book Narrative Space and Time written by Elana Gomel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-18 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entanglement, and spatio-temporal distortions of relativity have passed into culture at large. This book examines whether narrative can be used to represent these "impossible" spaces. Impossible topologies abound in ancient mythologies, from the Australian Aborigines’ "dream-time" to the multiple-layer universe of the Sumerians. More recently, from Alice’s adventures in Wonderland to contemporary science fiction’s obsession with black holes and quantum paradoxes, counter-intuitive spaces are a prominent feature of modern and postmodern narrative. With the rise and popularization of science fiction, the inventiveness and variety of impossible narrative spaces explodes. The author analyses the narrative techniques used to represent such spaces alongside their cultural significance. Each chapter connects narrative deformation of space with historical problematic of time, and demonstrates the cognitive and perceptual primacy of narrative in representing, imagining and apprehending new forms of space and time. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between narratology, cultural theory, science fiction, and studies of place.
Download or read book The World s Creepiest Places written by Bob Curran and published by Red Wheel/Weiser. This book was released on 2011-10-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are some places in the world where humans quite simply should not go. Not just haunted places, but sites where ancient forces still hold sway. We can recognize such locations by the responses they evoke within us—that feeling we call “the creeps.” But just where are these places, and why do they terrify us? In The World’s Creepiest Places, Dr. Curran visits some of these sites, looking at their history and traditions and exploring the creepy feeling they evoke in people who have been there. His travels range widely—from his native Ireland and through the empty deserts of the Middle East, to the misty hills of Tibet and back through Europe to America. He’s not only looking for ghosts, but also for sinister people, vampires, the living dead, doorways to other worlds—even venturing close to the Gates of Hell itself! This is not just a ghostly travel book. It’s for those who want to explore the weird, out-of-the-way locations of our planet and test the boundaries of the reality many of us take for granted. We dare you to take the journey with us!
Download or read book The Dreaming Suburb written by R. F. Delderfield and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-24 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jim Carver: a tough, resolute war veteran, he returns from the trenches to build a better life for his family to find his wife dead. Archie Carver: Jim's eldest son, smart, ruthless, he has a quick eye for financial profits and beautiful women. Elaine Frith: beautiful and ambitious, she uses her charms to snare any man she thinks will bring her wealth. The First World War ends and the soldiers return to the peaceful Avenue. On the surface their homes look just the same, but behind the carefully tended front gardens everything has changed, and their families' lives in the next twenty years will be as turbulent as any they have known.
Download or read book The Wicca Handbook written by Eileen Holland and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 2008-10-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the basics of Wicca, presents lists of correspondences, and provides guidelines for creating spells, rituals, and tools to help with issues such as love, health, and money.
Download or read book Recognising European Modernities written by Allan Pred and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book America s Jubilee written by Andrew Burstein and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In America's Jubilee distinguished historian Andrew Burstein presents an engrossing narrative that takes us back to a pivotal year in American history, 1826, when the reins of democracy were being passed from the last Revolutionary War heroes to a new generation of leaders. Through brilliant sketches of selected individuals and events, Burstein creates an evocative portrait of the hopes and fears of Americans fifty years after the Revolution. We follow an aged Marquis de Lafayette on his triumphant tour of the country; and learn of the nearly simultaneous deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 4th of July. We meet the ornery President John Quincy Adams, the controversial Secretary of State Henry Clay, and the notorious hot-tempered General Andrew Jackson. We also see the year through the eyes of a minister's wife, a romantic novelist, and even an intrepid wheel of cheese. Insightful and lively, America's Jubilee captures an unforgettable time in the republic’s history, when a generation embraced the legacy of its predecessors and sought to enlarge its role in America’s story.
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Download or read book Providence written by Lauren Wantz and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2016-07-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providence Stranger is a chronically dissatisfied, atheistic scientist of considerable world renown, whose credibility is destroyed when his world altering invention, human fuel, turns out to be an addictive substance, rendering people inhuman. He struggles with infidelity, trapped in an unhappy marriage as he also struggles with supposed mental illness while being stalked by other- worldly figures, such as the intimidating, ruthless Adam Kadmon. Providence becomes vilified by the general public and gets involved in a spiritual war with the also deranged and extraordinary Lara. The two of them try to fight their hapless destinies as history repeats itself through their cursed lives, as they deal with strangers from another world, whose prophesy says they will eventually end in martyrdom. Will these two unlucky, flawed, but supernatural beings win in their fight against destiny?