Life in Capital City was my dream. Being on the moon city above Mars was suppose to be my path to success. I'm the one who designed the flight systems on the Manic Raven. I'm the one who implemented the software. I should be the one to pilot it! So I stole the Manic Raven to rescue some geologists on the Martian surface and it got screwed up. Her death was not my fault. But I won't be in this cell forever. My day will come. Somehow, I will get out of here and I will get the Manic Raven back. Behind the controls of the most advanced machine in aviation history, I'll find the freedom and adventure I've always dreamt about. But there will be lessons to learn away from the relative comfort of society: Confidence is crucial. Allies are not always what they appear to be. And danger is always present when you're on your own.
JOIN AMBER AURORA ON HER VERY FIRST ADVENTURE - GRANDPA TOM AND THE MAGICAL MOUSTACHE. Amber is a creative, imaginative little girl with a great sense of adventure, though the dreaded school bully, Lara Silverthorn, is making her life a misery. With the help of her magical Grandpa Tom, Amber ventures deep into The Invisible Forest, meeting a cluster of whimsical friends along the way. Before heading home, Amber receives a peculiar gift from an old friend of Grandpa Tom's. A gift that will stop Lara Silverthorn once and for all. MAGIC MOUSTACHE, MAGIC MOUSTACHE, TWIST, TWIST, TWIST. MAGIC MOUSTACHE, MAGIC MOUSTACHE, OFF WE WHISK!
Cerberus Tales take stories from fantasy, horror, and science fiction and puts them in a collection. Enjoy AabiLynn’s Dragon Rite: Flash Fiction-Dragon Queen And Her Brood and Monster Of Monsters: Flash Fiction- First Delivery Of The First Day.
Cerberus Tales take stories from fantasy, horror, and science fiction and puts them in a collection. Enjoy AabiLynn’s Dragon Rite: Flash Fiction- A Tiny Baby Dragon Hatches a fantasy dragon rider very short story in the style of the Dragonriders Of Pern. Also enjoy Monster Of Monsters: Flash Fiction- The Black Arrow Room a science fiction horror very short story inspired by the Monster of Monsters series involving an unwitting contestant and a dangerous game involving monsters like vampires, werewolves, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a spider woman, a monster like the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Dr. Frankenstein's monster, and many more horrendous monsters spawned from nightmares. Take a peek as this horror action-adventure book. Enjoy the epic fantasy action-adventure very short story from the realm of AabiLynn's Dragon Rite series and her second series AabiLynn's Test Of Dragons. Fly on wings of dragons! Journey with Cara and her baby dragon as they fight darkness and the evil forces that are determined to destroy them. Also enjoy the horror science fiction action adventure Monster of Monsters series about a girl who only wants to be devoured. Journey with Kein as she searches for a family among monsters in this survival horror book.
When an Oxford Professor stumbles upon an old naval Captain’s log, he unwittingly discovers what many scholars now agree is one of the greatest maritime adventures in history. In 1821, Captain Fintan McAdam set sail from London, solo, in search of adventure. During his journey, he discovered incredible new worlds and interacted with their amazing inhabitants. They forced him to confront his enemies within, learning much about himself. Captain Rum, as told in McAdam’s own words through his journal, is a tale of discovery, despair and delight. It will keep you enthralled through many a stormy night.
The Adventures of Cinema Dave is a celebration of films from the turn of the recent century. Dave Montalbano, alias Cinema Dave, wrote over 500 film reviews and interviewed Hollywood Legends such as Fay Wray, Louise Fletcher, Dyan Cannon and new talent like Josh Hutcherson, Jane Lynch and Courtney Ford. With South Florida as his home base, Cinema Dave details his growing involvement with the Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Delray Film Festivals, while covering local interest stories about individuals who contribute to the film culture. Featuring a fun introduction from Cindy Morgan, actress from Caddyshack and Tron fame, and an extensive appendix of Literary Cinema, The Adventures of Cinema Dave is a saga about one mans bibliomania and his pursuit of an entertaining story in the big cave known as cinema.
Globalization and the Political Economy of Stock Markets in Africa
Author: T. Moss
Category: Political Science
Sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest and least integrated region of the world, now has fifteen stock markets. Adventure Capitalism examines the economic and political forces behind this trend and discusses the potential consequences of financial market integration for developing countries. Using a political economy approach, it finds that financial globalization presents a formidable challenge for African policymakers, but is also an opportunity with a range of benefits.
This book examines the lives and works of famous filmmakers and screen actors through the perspective of bipolar and depressive disorders. The filmmakers discussed in this volume include directors Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton; as well as actors Carrie Fisher, James Dean, Peter Sellers, and Jim Carrey.
Sophie and JayJay journey to Glenraven in the hopes of a restful vacation, only to discover that they have actually been summoned to a mythical world in order to free it from a ruling monster. Reissue.
Demons hunger for our world. Geneve and Meriwether are tossed across the seas by a relic of the ancients. Separated from their friends and each other, they seek an end to the demons. Geneve finds herself in a city governed by a devil king. Meriwether tumbles into a cursed temple fashioned in the last, great war. They must find each other, for only together can they end the demon invasion. They must close the gate between worlds or fight an army from another plane. If they fail, the world is forfeit. Even if they succeed, they know they will not survive the final fight. The gods gave up long ago. Geneve will not. This is Requiem's justice. Finish the Splintered Land trilogy today!
Four festive tales of the supernatural, apocalyptic and blood-sucking variety—an antidote for anyone who occasionally finds Christmas overly sentimental or commercialised and likes to escape to somewhere darker. In Ghosts of Christmas Past, a newly-wed couple spend every Christmas in the same remote country cottage. It's their 'thing' and they're not about to let tragedy get in the way. In I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, a small boy creeps downstairs to see his mother in the embrace of a crimson-robed stranger. But Jake's not convinced: since when did Santa have long teeth and red, glinting eyes? In Rottin' Around the Christmas Tree, Nia decorates the tree while her parents look on. But this is not just another Christmas—it is the time of The Cleansing, the time when family life and the world as we know it are ending. In Christmas 'Midst the Zombie Apocalypse, two survivors sit out winter on the edge of an overrun city. Their efforts to enjoy Christmas Day as normally as possible turn out to be a mistake; a potentially fatal one.
Steve MacManus, the editor of 2000 AD during its 1980s heyday, lifts the lid on how the UK’s most important comic came into existence and his extraordinary role in shaping it into a industry-revolutionising icon. In 1973, a twenty-year-old MacManus joined Fleetway Publications as a sub-editor on UK adventure title Valiant. Six years later he took charge of the company’s most celebrated weekly, 2000 AD, shepherding it through its ‘Golden Age’ as he commissioned numerous hit series such as The Ballad of Halo Jones, Sláine, Rogue Trooper, Nemesis the Warlock and more. For many he remains the definitive editor of the multi-award-winning SF anthology. Now, in this warm and witty memoir, MacManus vividly describes the fiercely creative environment that was British comics in the 1970s and ‘80s – from Battle and Action to the stellar rise of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd, he details the personalities at play and the corporate politics and deadline battles he and others engaged in on a daily basis. With keen insight, MacManus reveals how 2000 AD defined comics for a generation and became a global phenomenon.
Thesis (M.A.) from the year 1999 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, , language: English, abstract: Joseph Conrad – a Pole by birth – is a writer who has exercised a very potent influence on his generation, but his impact has expanded well beyond. He has inspired English, American, African and Polish novelists and poets. One of his staunch admirers was the young English novelist, Graham Greene (1904-1991). However if Conrad’s integrity as a writer with a strong moral sense won the attention of both the reading public and many reviewers, the positive response that welcomed Greene’s first published novel The Man Within (1929) almost died out with the novels that came next, The Name of Action (1930) and Rumour at Nightfall (1931). Greene himself attributed the failure of these novels to Conrad’s ‘too great and too disastrous influence.’ Although Greene recaptured some of that praise by the remarkable craftsmanship of Stamboul Train (1932), many critics contested any claim to Greene being a leading writer of his generation, hence excluded him from the literary arena for many years. Critics were reluctant to recognize Greene’s literary worth first because they believed that he was not exactly an original writer; second, because the inclusion of religious themes in his works, while it arrested the attention of some Catholic writers, disconcerted many others. In this comparative study of Conrad’s The Secret Agent and Greene’s It’s A Battlefield, and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Greene’s A Burnt-Out-Case, I shall attempt to investigate and elucidate what in Conrad exercised such power and fascination on Greene. The focus of interest is to try and find answers to these questions: has Greene’s vow ‘never again’ to read a novel by Conrad ‘which he kept for more than a quarter of a century’ been successful? Has Greene succeeded in writing off the ghost of Conrad? If not, do the borrowings from Conrad undermine Greene’s writings in any way? Such study should take into account what qualities have been absorbed, what have been transmuted, what rejected. Such analysis is necessary for an understanding and evaluation of Greene’s art, not only within the English literary tradition, but also within today’s world literature. Key Words: Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Realism, Modernism, Civilisation, Legacy, Influence, Intertextuality, Human Nature
After a surprising diagnosis of cancer and a quick decline leading to the death of her mother, Clare M. Hegarty channeled her pain and grief into writing. White Feather is a collection of poetry documenting the stages of grief in the hope of reaching out to others facing the death of a loved one.