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The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume One (Earth Hive, Nightmare Asylum, The Female War)

By Steve Perry,Stephani Perry
  • ISBN Code: : 1783299029
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Classic original fiction set in the Alien world, featuring Earth Hive by Steve Perry, Nightmare Asylum by Steve Perry and The Female War by Steve Perry and Stephani Perry. Earth Hive: Wilks was a space marine with a near-fatal flaw: he had a heart. Billie was a child, the only survivor of a far-flung colony outpost. Thrown together in the last hellish night of an alien invasion, Billie and Wilks helped each other get out alive. Thirteen years later Wilks is in prison, and Billie lives in a mental institution, the nightmare memories of the massacre at Rim seared into her mind. Now the government has tapped Wilks to lead an expedition to the aliens' home planet to bring back a live alien. But the competition on Earth to develop the aliens as a new weapons system is brutal. When Wilks's team departs on their mission, a trained assassin trails them. And what follows is no less than guerrilla warfare on the aliens' planet--and alien conquest on Earth! Nightmare Asylum: Wilks, Billie, and Bueller were the last survivors of a devastating assault on the aliens' home planet. But once their retum to the solar system made them refugees once more, fleeing Earth and its alien infestation in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Now, in an otherwise unmanned military transport, they hurtle through space. Destination: unknown. Little do they know that the cargo they carry with them is a legacy of death that they will ultimately have to face. Nor do they know that they head toward a remote colony and military outpost. This pocket of humanity at the very edges of space is at the mercy of a general names Spears with an agenda all his own. Now Billie, Wilks, and Bueller face a new nightmare, and it is nothing they could ever have imagined: a gift of madness from an alien world, unbalanced mind, and the experiences of a mysterious pilot named Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. The Female War: Lieutenant Ellen Ripley awoke from her long journey in space with a hole in her memory and an overwhelming drive to survive. When she meets Wilks and Billie, two battered veterans in the war against the alienss she realizes she's found two comrades in arms--and she's ready to take up the fight. Only then does she discover the devastating secret that lurks behind her long sleep. When she, Wilks, and Billie prepare to meet the aliens head-on to turn a powerful alien queen against her spawn in a battle intended to save Earth, that secret becomes her greatest weapon--and her greatest liability. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, Ripley and Billie must come to terms with what it means to be an alien . . . and what it means to be human.

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The sixth book in The Complete Aliens Omnibus, an essential collection for fans of Twentieth Century Fox's iconic blockbuster action-packed science fiction film Aliens, comprised of Cauldron and Steel Egg. CAULDRON by Diane Carey On the spaceship Umiak, an elite troupe of cadets is forced into servitude by an unscrupulous captain taking the ship to a smuggler's rendezvous. During the transaction aboard the eerily silent Virginia, the cadets unwittingly transport an unexpected cargo: a hive of hibernating aliens. As the aliens begin to awake, a terrifying battle erupts between the cadets, the smugglers, the captain, and the emergent monsters. The cadets soon realize that in space, no one can hear them scream. STEEL EGG by John Shirley Before Ripley, there was a first encounter. Someone on Earth knew about the aliens. Someone battled them, and survived. Aliens and humans have fought before. When a human spaceship discovers a vast egg-shaped vessel in Saturn's orbit, they zero in to investigate the anomaly. They force their way aboard, finding evidence of an advanced civilization of peaceful creatures, now eradicated by an unknown foe. Three teams split up to explore the ship. But already the aliens have awoken. The first of all the battles unfolds...

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present

By Tim Brooks,Earle F. Marsh
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307483207
  • Total of Pages : 1856
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: the-complete-directory-to-prime-time-network-and-cable-tv-shows-1946-present.pdf

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AMERICA’S #1 BESTSELLING TELEVISION BOOK WITH MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT– NOW REVISED AND UPDATED! PROGRAMS FROM ALL SEVEN COMMERCIAL BROADCAST NETWORKS, MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED CABLE NETWORKS, PLUS ALL MAJOR SYNDICATED SHOWS! This is the must-have book for TV viewers in the new millennium–the entire history of primetime programs in one convenient volume. It’s a guide you’ll turn to again and again for information on every series ever telecast. There are entries for all the great shows, from evergreens like The Honeymooners, All in the Family, and Happy Days to modern classics like 24, The Office, and Desperate Housewives; all the gripping sci-fi series, from Captain Video and the new Battle Star Galactica to all versions of Star Trek; the popular serials, from Peyton Place and Dallas to Dawson’s Creek and Ugly Betty; the reality show phenomena American Idol, Survivor, and The Amazing Race; and the hits on cable, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Top Chef, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Project Runway, and SpongeBob SquarePants. This comprehensive guide lists every program alphabetically and includes a complete broadcast history, cast, and engaging plot summary–along with exciting behind-the-scenes stories about the shows and the stars. MORE THAN 500 ALL-NEW LISTINGS from Heroes and Grey’s Anatomy to 30 Rock and Nip/Tuck UPDATES ON CONTINUING SHOWS such as CSI, Gilmore Girls, The Simpsons, and The Real World EXTENSIVE CABLE COVERAGE with more than 1,000 entries, including a description of the programming on each major cable network AND DON’T MISS the exclusive and updated “Ph.D. Trivia Quiz” of 200 questions that will challenge even the most ardent TV fan, plus a streamlined guide to TV-related websites for those who want to be constantly up-to-date SPECIAL FEATURES! • Annual program schedules at a glance for the past 61 years • Top-rated shows of each season • Emmy Award winners • Longest-running series • Spin-off series • Theme songs • A fascinating history of TV “This is the Guinness Book of World Records . . . the Encyclopedia Britannica of television!” –TV Guide

The Sociology of Science Fiction

By Brian M. Stableford
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 089370265X
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 722
  • Pdf File: the-sociology-of-science-fiction.pdf

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Well-known critic Brian Stableford, a former professor at the University of Reading, contributes "a fascinating and valuable attempt to grapple with the questions of why SF authors write what they write, and why SF readers like what they like"-Interzone. Contents: Introduction; Approaches to the Sociology of Literature; The Analysis of Communicative Functions; The Evolution of Science Fiction as a Publishing Category; The Expectations of the Science Fiction Reader; Themes and Trends in Science Fiction; and Conclusion: The Communicative Functions of Science Fiction. Complete with Notes and References, Bibliography, and Index.

Arthur C. Clarke

By Gary Westfahl
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252050630
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: arthur-c-clarke.pdf

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Already renowned for his science fiction and scientific nonfiction, Arthur C. Clarke became the world's most famous science fiction writer after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He then produced novels like Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl closely examines Clarke's remarkable career, ranging from his forgotten juvenilia to the passages he completed for a final novel, The Last Theorem. As Westfahl explains, Clarke's science fiction offered original perspectives on subjects like new inventions, space travel, humanity's destiny, alien encounters, the undersea world, and religion. While not inclined to mysticism, Clarke necessarily employed mystical language to describe the fantastic achievements of advanced aliens and future humans. Westfahl also contradicts the common perception that Clarke's characters were bland and underdeveloped, arguing that these reticent, solitary individuals, who avoid conventional relationships, represent his most significant prediction of the future, as they embody the increasingly common lifestyle of people in the twenty-first century.

My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord

By David Solomons
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698192435
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: my-gym-teacher-is-an-alien-overlord.pdf

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When Luke's annoying older brother became a superhero instead of him, Luke thought he couldn't get any more disgruntled-- until his friend Lara became a superhero, too. Now Luke's feeling totally left out; even his best friend gets mad at him when Luke's attempts at crime-solving without superpowers go terribly awry. So when Luke discovers an alien plot to overthrow the world, he's got nobody to turn to who'll listen...nobody but his sworn enemy. In this hilarious sequel to My Brother is a Superhero, Luke will have to put on his big-boy Daredevil underpants and find out what heroes and villains are truly made of.

Alien Universe

By Don Lincoln
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421410737
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: alien-universe.pdf

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Whether you are drawn to the psychological belief in Aliens, the history of our interest in life on other planets, or the scientific possibility of Alien existence, Alien Universe is sure to hold you spellbound.

Dedushka’s Legacy

By Gabriella Bradley
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  • Publisher : eXtasy Books
  • Book Code : 1487428758
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: dedushka-s-legacy.pdf

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Yuliana has been raised in a cave by her Russian grandfather. She is devastated when her deda doesn’t return from a shopping excursion. After three weeks, Yuliana decides to break open her grandfather’s desk to look for clues. In it, she finds his memoirs. When she reads them, she is shocked at the first recorded date. Impossible. It meant that her deda was more than three-hundred years old. Completely confused by the journal, Yuliana has no idea what to do, or what the pearl in the oyster shell means. Should she embrace it? When she places her hands on it, she is shocked to hear a voice behind her, and she faces a young man—the man she’d seen in her visions…

Bear

By Richard Murray Davis
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1646285867
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: bear.pdf

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Alien miners traveling thousands of light years through space in search of colored diamonds discover the rare stones on earth at the bottom of the East China Sea. The aliens are discovered using a new sensor able to detect perturbations in the streams of neutrinos constantly passing through the planet. But the earthling’s ability to stop the marauders appears to be as futile as honeybees attempting to protect the hive from a bear. The government seeks help from an international thief and a cadre of psychic spies. Hope of stopping the plunder may rest with an overlooked discovery of a new source of antimatter.

Screen Enemies of the American Way

By Fraser A. Sherman
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786462256
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: screen-enemies-of-the-american-way.pdf

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American films, like America itself, have long been fascinated by the threat of outsiders posing as citizens to destroy the American way of life. This book tracks real-world fears appearing in the movies—Nazi agents, Japanese-American spies, Communist Party subversives, Islamic sleeper cells—as well as the science-fiction threats that play to the same fears, such as alien body-snatchers and android doppelgangers. The work also examines fears inspired by World War I German spies, the Japanese-American internment and the McCarthyite witch-hunts and shows how these issues, and others, played out on screen.

Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse

By David Jay Brown
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466888067
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 157
  • Pdf File: conversations-on-the-edge-of-the-apocalypse.pdf

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In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of technology, psychic phenomena, and more. The book includes conversations with celebrated visionaries and inspirational figures such as Ram Dass, Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, and George Carlin. Part scientific exploration, part philosophical speculation, and part intellectual rollercoaster, the free-form discussions are original and captivating, and offer surprising revelations. Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse is a new look into the minds of some of our groundbreaking leaders and is the perfect gift for science fiction and philosophy fans alike.

We've Seen the Enemy

By Paul Dayton
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  • Publisher : Central Avenue Publishing
  • Book Code : 1926760328
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: we-ve-seen-the-enemy.pdf

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An alien ship crashes on Earth; its contents make it clear that the dead ant-like aliens inside were on an offensive mission. As humanity is presented with the prospect of their doomed world, construction begins on hundreds of World Federation ships and extrasolar defense weapons to be used in the inevitable war.We’ve Seen The Enemy is set 700 years after the Great War and is a desperate race by a suicide team that may finally lead to the end of this interstellar war. Meanwhile, pockets of left-over human tribes on Earth have their own struggles, as they face power-hungry dictators and warped religious leaders. Behind all this are multiple alien forces, each with their own agenda. As truths turn into lies and friends become enemies, can humanity unite together to fight their common enemy?

To Live Without Warning

By Timothy LaBadie
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462825219
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: to-live-without-warning.pdf

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To Live Without Warning is a story set in a future San Francisco, where public transportations is the only way to travel, and people with colds are required by machines called breathe-eraters to wear masks. Within this speculative fiction novel, there are aliens who disguise themselves as homeless people, and there are twins from an alien abduction, one human, one not, plus a virtual couple who live in a bungalow on a beach in a virtual Costa Rica who mix up their computer code to have a virtual child, and then there is a cat woman who can do all sorts of erotica with her tail, and a drummer who leads more than a band called Death, Ax and Grind. "Joshua Cromwell has a dream, one he has had for some time, where he's a planet. After a mysterious woman tells him of the aliens that are about to attack the Earth, she takes him to her home in the tenderloin where he meets a robot the color and texture of an orange. His life seems to be very, very important to these aliens called the Hymenopts, but he would really rather not participate in whatever is about to happen, if only he had that choice. "This is a love story, a growing up story, and a coming home story. It's about friendship and family and about the planet Earth. This is the story of how we begin to remember." If you enjoy sci-fi fantasy fiction, you'll probably enjoy To Live Withour Warning. Most of my readers know that I'm not a great fantasy fan; however, as I grew up in San Francisco and play the drums myself, this novel had a unique appeal, plus I enjoy novels with an element of the metaphysical. Timothy LaBadie is a good writer with a colorful imagination and spicy style. The novel is well-written and well-edited. LaBadie is the author of essays and fiction which stand out for their offbeat settings and timeless humor. Give him a try. - Kaye Trout, Kaye's Bookshelf, Reviewer's Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, January 2008 For more information, please visit http://www.tolivewithoutwarning.com.

Vampires from Another World

By Simon Bacon
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476642303
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: vampires-from-another-world.pdf

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This book begins at the intersection of Dracula and War of the Worlds, both published in 1897 London, and describes the settings of Transylvania, Mars, and London as worlds linked by the body of the vampire. It explores the "vampire from another world" in all its various forms, as a manifestation of not just our anxieties around alien others, but also our alien selves. Unsurprisingly, many of the tropes these novels generated and particularly the themes they have in common have been used and adapted by vampire narratives that followed. From Nosferatu to Alien, Interstellar, Stranger Things, and many others, this book examines how these narratives have evolved since the end of the nineteenth century. Bringing together texts and films from across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, from the far reaches of outer space and the distant future, it concludes that the unexpected and the unknown are not always to be feared, and that humanity does have the power to write its own future.