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I'll Mature When I'm Dead

By Dave Barry
  • ISBN Code: : 1101187271
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Humor
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I'll Mature When I'm Dead is the New York Times bestseller from "the funniest man in America" (New York Times). Let Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and nationally unrecognized voice of maturity Dave Barry make the journey to adulthood a little easier—and a lot funnier. Not everyone has to be dragged kicking and screaming through adulthood. Dave Barry will help through this process—with his hilarious takes on parenting, changing self-image, the battle of the sexes, technology, health care, celebrityhood, and even vampires!

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Amazing Stories, the home of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, publisher of the first stories of Ursula K. Leguin and Isaac Asimov, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons. The Amazing Stories Spring 2019 issue (the 616th issue since 1926) includes work by: • Darrell Schweitzer • Jack Clemons • R.S. Belcher • Marie Bilodeau • Kathy Kitts • Marc A. Criley • Matthew Timmins • Sean Grigsby • Rosemary Claire Smith • Paul Levinson • Tanya Karen Gough • Elsa M. Carruthers • Shirley Meier • Steve Fahnestalk • Veronica Scott Continuing a 93-year history - Amazing Stories returns as a print and digital publication!

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A lively history of the nineteenth-century American West from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author: “Glorious . . . Do not miss a page.” —Rocky Mountain News Frontier life, Dee Brown writes, “was hard, unpleasant most of the time,” and “ lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts.” And yet, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, both light and dark, was abundant. In this historical account, Brown examines the aspects of the frontier spirit that would come to assume so central a position in American mythology. Split into sections—“Gambling, Violence, and Merriment,” “Lawyers, Newsmen, and Other Professionals,” and “Misunderstood Minorities—it is mindful in its correction of certain stereotypes of Western life, and is a mesmerizing account of an untamed nation and its wild, resilient settlers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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  • Pdf File: the-romita-legacy.pdf

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John Romita Sr is as synonymous with Marvel as is Stan Lee. Stan was the definitive writer and visionary of the Marvel Universe, but Jazzy John was the ultimate catcher to all of Stan's pitches. Arguably the most important contributor to Marvel canon with Jack Kirby, and arguably the definitive Spider-Man artist, John Romita has left his mark creating, defining and/or designing some of Marvel's most, well, marvelous characters. From being (in our humble opinion) the definitive Spider-Man artist to helping design many of Marvel's major characters from Wolverine and the Punisher to Spider-Woman, The Kingpin and so many more. And, though it was Stan Lee and Steve Ditko who co-created Spider-Man and Peter Parker, and helped us love the boy with the problems we all grew up with, it was Jazzy John who allowed Peter to grow up and have the same problems many had growing up, and glamorized Peter Parker and rounded out his stable of characters from Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborne, and who also gave us the unbelievable entrance by Mary Jane Watson, showing us just how Peter had hit the jackpot! And John Romita Jr. has also created a rich body of work that few can follow in his footsteps. Having outgrown the shadow of his father early in his career, John Romita Jr. has shown the world why he is "Mr. Marvel". From his early days working with Bob Layton on the Iron Man issues featuring the controversial issues of Tony Stark's alcoholism, to his jump to stardom in the early '90's on the Uncanny X-Men (almost a decade after his first stint on the Uncanny X-Men with Chris Claremont), to his unbelievable work on Daredevil: Man Without Fear with Frank Miller and Al Williamson, John proved that he was one of only a few artists who can shine working with a master such as Frank Miller. Moving in to the new millennium, John's work on Thor was nothing short of amazing, as well as working on Daredevil with Ann Nocenti and Al Williamson. But nothing has been more tailor made for John Jr's art than Marvel's flagship title - Spider-Man! His return on Peter Parker, Spider-Man proved that he was Marvel's best choice for a Spider-Man artist, and when Joe Michael Straczynski took hold of Marvel's flagship title, it was John Jr's art that made the great stories shine as well as they did! One thing that's kept John's art fresh is his ability to move from character to character. It definitely is bitter sweet to see John leave Spider-Man and run around the Marvel Universe on characters such as The Eternals (with Neil Gaiman), proving that once again, John Jr. is the artists artist who can tackle such great projects, and even on his run on the World War Hulk (yes, Hulk does indeed Smash!), one is mesmerized by his incredible artwork. What's amazing is, that as of this writing, John Romita Jr. will be returning to Amazing Spider-Man #568, and this fan, Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamic Forces, feels the excitement and energy to his return. These are the things that we live for in comics. it's rare to know when a series is going to be great because a great artist is working on it. We are fortunate to be on the ground floor, again, but the anticipation is something that will only be quenched with the first read of a series that will be great. The Romit's are one of the few royal families in comics. If you haven't had a chance to fully appreciate their work, here's your chance. it's a fun ride. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have in putting this book together! With an introduction by Alex Ross and an afterword by Stan "The Man" Lee, this hard cover book is perfect for every Spider-Man fan young and old!

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 1

By Oscar Wilde,Rudyard Kipling,E.T.A. Hoffmann,Bram Stoker,Arthur Conan Doyle,H. G. Wells,Edgar Allan Poe,Franz Kafka,H. P. Lovecraft,Washington Irving,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968583663
  • Total of Pages : 1994
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 838
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Book Short Summary:

This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Washington Irving:The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle The Devil and Tom Walker Christmas Guest from Gibbet Island The Legend of the Engulphed Convent The Adventure of my Uncle - Oscar Wilde:Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Sphinx without a Secret A Model Millionaire The Happy Prince The Fisherman and his Soul The Nightingale and the Rose The Young King - Bram Stoker:The Castle of the King A Star Trap The Secret of the Growing Gold The Burial of the Rats Dracula's Guest The Squaw The Judge's House - H.G. Wells:The Time Machine A Dream Of Armageddon The Crystal Egg The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Flowering of the Strange Orchid The Sea Riders The Apple - Arthur Conan Doyle:A Scandal In Bohemia The Five Orange Pips The Disintegration Machine When the World Screamed The Great Keinplatz Experiment The Horror of the Heights The Ring of Thoth - E.T.A. Hoffman:The Golden Pot The Sandman Councillor Krespela Automata The Elementary Spirit The Jesuits' Church in G-- The Story of the Hard Nut - Rudyard Kipling:The Mark of the Beast The Phantom 'Rickshaw Mowgli's Brothers (from the Jungle Book) Kaa's Hunting (from the Jungle Book) Tiger! Tiger! (from the Jungle Book) The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Man Who Would Be King - Franz Kafka:The Metamorphosis A Hunger Artist In the penal colony The Judgment Before the Law A Country Doctor A Report to an Academy - H.P. Lovecraft:The Call of Cthulhu The Outsider Pickman's Model The Statement of Randolph Carter The Colour out of Space The Dunwich Horror The Music of Erich Zann - Edgar Allan Poe:The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Black Cat

The Book of Amazing Stories

By Robert Petterson
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1496428161
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 745
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Book Short Summary:

You may have thought you knew the lives of famous people—such as Martin Luther King Jr., Howard Hughes, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan, Susana Wesley, and many more. But, in The Book of Amazing Stories, you’ll know so much more about Ronnie’s faithful church-going single mom and William’s early days as a humble shoemaker’s apprentice. You’ll marvel at how God used the lives of these ordinary people to change the course of human history. Life makes the strangest sharp turns and, sometimes, U-turns. Robert Petterson—popular speaker, storyteller, and author—has been a student for his entire life of what God is teaching us through those real-life U-turns. In this book, he compiles 90 amazing stories that teach lessons you won’t easily forget. Each devotional ends with a compelling thought about life and God. Be amazed. Be encouraged. Learn the lessons God is teaching through people’s lives.

Otto Binder

By Bill Schelly
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1623170389
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: otto-binder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary chronicles the career of Otto Binder, from pulp magazine author to writer of Supergirl, Captain Marvel, and Superman comics. As the originator of the first sentient robot in literature ("I, Robot," published in Amazing Stories in 1939 and predating Isaac Asimov's collection of the same name), Binder's effect on science fiction was profound. Within the world of comic books, he created or co-created much of the Superman universe, including Smallville; Krypto, Superboy's dog; Supergirl; and the villain Braniac. Binder is also credited with writing many of the first "Bizarro" storylines for DC Comics, as well as for being the main writer for the Captain Marvel comics. In later years, Binder expanded from comic books into pure science writing, publishing dozens of books and articles on the subject of satellites and space travel as well as UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Comic book historian Bill Schelly tells the tale of Otto Binder through comic panels, personal letters, and interviews with Binder's own family and friends. Schelly weaves together Binder's professional successes and personal tragedies, including the death of Binder's only daughter and his wife's struggle with mental illness. A touching and human story, Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary is a biography that is both meticulously researched and beautifully told, keeping alive Binder's spirit of scientific curiosity and whimsy.

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: A Vintage From Atlantis

By Clark Ashton Smith
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  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597803642
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: the-collected-fantasies-of-clark-ashton-smith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive “preferred text” for Smith's entire body of work. This third volume of the series brings together 21 of his fantasy stories.

The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction

By Mark Bould,Sherryl Vint
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113682040X
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-concise-history-of-science-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The term ‘science fiction’ has an established common usage, but close examination reveals that writers, fans, editors, scholars, and publishers often use this word in different ways for different reasons. Exploring how science fiction has emerged through competing versions and the struggle to define its limits, this Concise History: provides an accessible and clear overview of the development of the genre traces the separation of sf from a broader fantastic literature and the simultaneous formation of neighbouring genres, such as fantasy and horror shows the relationship between magazine and paperback traditions in sf publishing is organised by theme and presented chronologically uses text boxes throughout to highlight key works in sf traditions including dystopian, apocalyptic and evolutionary fiction includes a short overview and bullet-pointed conclusion for each chapter. Discussing the place of key works and looking forward to the future of the genre, this book is the ideal starting point both for students and all those seeking a better understanding of science fiction.

Monstrous Anatomies

By Raul Calzoni,Perletti
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  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Book Code : 3847004697
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: monstrous-anatomies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book explores the significance and dissemination of ‘monstrous anatomies’ in British and German culture by investigating how and why scientific and literary representations and descriptions of abnormal bodies were proposed in the late Enlightenment, during the Romantic and the Victorian Age. Since the investigations of late 18th-Century natural sciences, the fascination with monstrous anatomies has proved crucial to the study of human physiology and pathology. Featuring essays by a number of scholars focusing on a wide range of literary texts from the long nineteenth century and foregrounding the most important monstrous anatomies of the time, this book intends to offer a significant contribution to the study of the representations of the abnormal body in modern culture.

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400884675
  • Total of Pages : 584
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-greek-and-roman-folktales-legends-and-myths.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.