The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2017, including iconic character actor Harry Dean Stanton, comedians Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, country singer Glen Campbell, playwright Sam Shepard and actor-singer Jim Nabors. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2017 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.
Science-Fantasy Classics, Sword & Sorcery Tales, Adventure Novels, Weird Stories: Complete Venus Trilogy, Jan of the Jungle Series, The Swordsman of Mars, The Outlaws of Mars…
Author: Otis Adelbert Kline
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Otis Adelbert Kline - 18 Books in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Introduction Writing the Fantastic Story The Venus Trilogy The Planet of Peril The Prince of Peril The Port of Peril The Mars Series The Swordsman of Mars The Outlaws of Mars The Call of the Savage Series Jan of the Jungle Jan in India Other Novels Maza of the Moon The Metal Monster Stranger from Smallness Short Stories The Malignant Entity The Thing That Walked in the Rain Spawn of the Comet The Man from the Moon A Vision of Venus The Revenge of the Robot Stolen Centuries Otis Adelbert Kline (1891-1946) was an adventure and science-fiction novelist of the pulp era. He is best known for his interplanetary adventure novels set on Venus and Mars, which instantly became science-fiction classics. Because of these, and several jungle-adventure novels also, Kline is often compared to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”
The birth of three royal babies in rapid succession calls for a celebration! King Ouros and Queen Ignita invite the best and the brightest to share their joy in the arrival of their grandchildren from daughters Thalina, Anguissa, and Percipia. But the ritual naming of esteemed guests granting each child a gift brings a surprise that will cast a long shadow... * * * The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story. 1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy) 2. Nero's Dream 3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero) 4. Arista's Legacy 5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion) 6. Kraw's Secret 7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke) 8. Celo's Quest 9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond) 10. Nimue's Gift destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates