TLC (Tranquility Logistics Corporation) is a story of overcoming obstacles. A small group of people working for NASA on the Lunar Colonization Project were looking at financial restrictions canceling their program. The story follows these people as they band together and try to find private funding. Finding a willing and beautiful colonist helps. Following them through trials and triumphs, delight and devastation in a sometimes shocking and often sexy tangle of their paths is sure to keep the pages turning. Follow them as they recruit new characters to their cause and their Idea grows exponentially causing a turn in the economy and sparking world interest. But keep in mind; this is space travel, the most dangerous job yet.
And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big
Author: Jensen Karp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Kanye West Owes Me $300 might be the funniest rap memoir ever.” –LA Weekly After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and then almost became a star. When 12-year old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey—one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl," the most famous white rapper you've never heard of. On his way to (almost) celebrity, Jensen shares his childhood run-ins with rock-listening, southern California classmates, who tell him that "rap is for black people," and then recounts his record-breaking rap battling streak on popular radio contest “The Roll Call”—a run that caught the eye of a music industry hungry for new rap voices in the early ‘00s. He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, and will.i.am. Finally, he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory. Full of rollicking stories from his close brush with fame, Karp’s hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion—trying to crack the rap game—despite what everyone else says. It’s 30 Rock for the rap set; 8 Mile for the suburbs; and quite the journey for a white kid from the valley. From the Hardcover edition.
The descendant of a sorceress is entrusted with guarding the "Sleeping Beau," a handsome man in a deep sleep, but when he re-awakens, she must help him find his re-incarnated bride, even if it means losing him. Original.
"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.
Winner of ASIS Internationals 2015 Security Book of the Year AwardTerrorist attacks occur daily and are increasingly being aimed at civilian populations around the world. Battlefield lines have been redrawn to include churches, schools, hospitals, and malls. This breach of moral boundary is shocking and invokes feartwo primary goals of terrorism.