Torchwood: The Men Who Sold The World

Author: Guy Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 901

When Oscar Lupe appears 20,000 feet up in the air, his body is frozen solid and free-falling to earth. It shatters on impact. Soon after, a CIA Special Activities Division squad goes rogue with a cargo marked 'Torchwood' that they've been escorting from somewhere called Cardiff. The Agency puts Rex Matheson on the case. As the strange deaths pile up, Rex realises there must be experimental tech out there, but someone is obstructing him at every turn. Rex is the CIA's golden boy - but has he met his match in the evasive Mr Wynter...? Based on the hit science fiction series created by Russell T Davies, The Men Who Sold The World is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Mekhi Phifer as Rex Matheson.

Torchwood: First Born

Author: James Goss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 807

Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he's had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong. As they uncover the village's terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way. Based on the hit sci-fi series created by Russell T Davies, First Born is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.

Torchwood: Long Time Dead

Author: Sarah Pinborough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 651

Cardiff Bay. The government has ordered the excavation of the wreckage of a secret underground base. DCI Tom Cutler is watching from a distance, fascinated by the process. There are people in his dreams. People he feels he should know. The disbanded Torchwood Institute spent a century accumulating non-terrestrial artefacts and catching aliens. Who knows what - or who - might still be intact down there. But by the time they find the first body, Suzie Costello is long gone. Based on the hit science fiction series created by Russell T Davies, Long Time Dead is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper. It features Suzie Costello, as played by Indira Varma.

Torchwood Declassified

Investigating Mainstream Cult Television

Author: Rebecca Williams

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 608

Torchwood started its life on television as a spin-off from Doctor Who, bringing Captain Jack to join new colleagues in a television series that quickly established itself as fresh and watchable television. It's fourth series, subtitled 'Miracle Day', continued its move from the niche channel of BBC3 to metamorphose into an international production between the BBC and the US network Starz. Torchwood has continued to entertain, provoke and attract large audiences and an expanding fandom. This is the first critical celebration of Torchwood across it four series, considering issues of representation, the fandom that surrounds the show and its complex, institutional contexts. Focusing in particular on how the meanings and understandings of cult television have shifted and become subject to technological, industry and marketing changes in recent years, Torchwood Declassified explores topics including the show's aesthetics and branding, its use of tropes from the horror genre, vast tie-in merchandise, status as a spin off, the nature of a celebrity that is both cult and mainstream, as well as the use of sound and music and of cult writers, and Torchwood's connection to place and location. The book will appeal to fans of the series, researchers and scholars, and anyone interested in ongoing questions over what cult television is, what it means, and why it continues to be of importance.

Sherlock: The Casebook

Author: Guy Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 131

This book is my humble attempt to shine a light on the work of the best and wisest I have ever known. He has, I think it is safe to say, elevated the science of detection into an art form. Having been at his side during some of his most remarkable cases, it has fallen to me to bring his achievements to the attention of the wider public. He is, quite simply, the Mozart of criminal investigation. I would say more, but I am flattered and delighted to say that Sherlock Holmes himself has agreed to write a piece for the cover. John Watson * Don’t buy this book. The author has transformed what should have been a series of lectures into a gross and tasteless entertainment. The science of deduction is a branch of human achievement requiring serious analysis and yet here I find it lavishly illustrated, disfigured with humour and infested with gossip. Apparently, this kind of sensationalism is required to engage the interest of the reading public, but it is rather like working an office romance into a paper on quantum physics. Only an idiot would be impressed. Help yourself. Sherlock Holmes

Tardis - Torchwood Stories

Torchwood Audio Stories, Torchwood Comic Stories, Torchwood Novels, Torchwood Short Stories, Torchwood Televi

Author: Source Wikia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 62

View: 531

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Commentary (stories not included). Pages: 60. Chapters: Torchwood audio stories, Torchwood comic stories, Torchwood novels, Torchwood short stories, Torchwood television stories, Department X, Everyone Says Hello, Ghost Train, Hidden, In the Shadows, The Sin Eaters, Captain Jack and the Selkie, Final Sacrifice, Jetsam, Ma and Par, Rift War!, Rift War! Part One, Rift War! Part Two, Shrouded, The Legacy of Torchwood One!, The Return of the Vostok, Torchwood comic strip stories, Almost Perfect, Another Life, Bay of the Dead, BBC Torchwood novels, Border Princes, Consequences, First Born, Into the Silence, Long Time Dead, Pack Animals, Risk Assessment, SkyPoint, Slow Decay, Something in the Water, The House That Jack Built, The Men Who Sold the World, The Twilight Streets, The Undertaker's Gift, Trace Memory, Harm's Way, Virus, Web of Lies, Adam, Adrift, A Day in the Death, Captain Jack Harkness, Combat, Countrycide, Cyberwoman, Day One, Dead Man Walking, Dead of Night, End of Days, End of the Road, Escape to LA, Everything Changes, Exit Wounds, Fragments, From Out of the Rain, Ghost Machine, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Immortal Sins, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Meat, Out of Time, Random Shoes, Rendition, Reset, Sleeper, Small Worlds, Something Borrowed, They Keep Killing Suzie, The Blood Line, The Categories of Life, The Gathering, The Middle Men, The New World, To the Last Man. Excerpt: Department X was the fifth release of the BBC Torchwood audio stories. G.R. Owen is the last of Cardiff's old department stores. Times are hard and the ancient firm has gone into administration. But who are the Administrators? What goes on behind the shutters at night? And why are customers disappearing? Torchwood are already investigating. G.R. Owen is the site of their oldest unsolved cases, and Jack is determined to solve it before the store closes forever - which is why Ianto is working undercover in gentlemen's...

The Good, the Bad and the Infernal

Author: Guy Adams

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Doorways

Page: 276

View: 362

One day every hundred years, a town appears, its location and character different every time. It is home to the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven itself. The town's name is Wormwood, and it is due to appear on the 21st September 1889, somewhere in the American Midwest.

The Sherlock Files

The Official Companion to the Hit Television Series

Author: Guy Adams

Publisher: It Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 643

The Ultimate and Official Guide to Seasons 1 and 2 of the Hit Series Sherlock—A Must-Have for all Sherlock Fans. Sherlock: The Casebook offers a multidimensional companion to the PBS hit show Sherlock. Covering the first two seasons in vivid detail, each case is richly captured on the page and re-examined through Dr. Watson's blog, Inspector Lestrade's police reports, and newspaper articles about the crimes. Sherlock's detective notes and any surviving clues from the cases are also included. Interspersed among the evidence are exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Rupert Graves; writers and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat; and the production team on everything from writing the scripts and bringing the characters to life on-screento how the new Sherlock both reinvents and pays homage to Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective.

Class: Joyride

Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 608

One of three thrilling companion novels, set in the universe of the new Doctor Who spin-off show, Class, created by #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Patrick Ness, author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here and the Carnegie Medal-winning A Monster Calls. Young people across the city are acting crazy. But they aren’t the ones in control… Poppy is a quiet girl, right up until she steals a car and drives it through a shop window. Max is a nice guy, but then he kills his whole family. Just for fun. Amar always seems so happy, so why is he trying to jump to his death from the school roof? No one can figure out why teenagers are behaving so strangely—and dangerously. Stories of impossible car accidents, random attacks, even cold blooded murder make Miss Quill’s class sit up and take notice. Kids are going berserk, and some of them are even dying. Then Ram wakes up in a body he doesn’t recognize, and if he doesn’t figure out why, he may well be next.

Torchwood: Border Princes

Author: Dan Abnett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 733

'The twenty-first century is when it all changes, and you've got to be ready.' Separate from the government; outside the police, beyond the United Nations: Torchwood sets its own rules. A team of investigators, using alien technology to solve crime - both alien and human. This British sci-fi crime thriller, created by Russell T Davies, sees them delve into the unknown. A group of people fighting the impossible. Stars Captain Jack Harkness last seen in Doctor Who.