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|Author||: Larry Niven|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 372|
|ISBN 13||: 0743416937|
Download The Magic Goes Away Collection Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
An omnibus collection of short fiction from three anthologies features short stories by Larry Niven, as well as works by Poul Anderson, Dean Ing, Fred Saberhagen, Steven Barnes, Roger Zelazny, and other masters of the fantasy genre..
|Author||: Larry Niven|
|Total Pages||: 246|
|Genre||: Fantasy fiction, American|
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Once there was magic in the world, but hordes of selfish, short-sighted magicians have used up the mana that moved the world, and the magic goes away. So Orolandes goes on a quest in search of the lost power..
|Author||: Larry Niven|
|Publsiher||: Tor Books|
|Total Pages||: 368|
|ISBN 13||: 9781429990417|
Download Stars and Gods Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. One of his previous collections, N-Space, was lauded by the Houston Post as "Outstanding . . . hours of entertainment," while Publishers Weekly called it "A must for science fiction fans." A follow-up volume, Playgrounds of the Mind, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as "Grand Entertainment." Niven returns with the sequel to his most recent collection, Scatterbrain, which gathers an equally engaging assortment of Niven's latest work, all in one captivating volume. Here are choice excerpts from his most recent novels, including Ringworld's Child, as well as short stories, non-fiction, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence. Stars and Gods roams all over a wide variety of fascinating topics, from space stations to conventional etiquette. Give yourself a treat, and feel free to pick the brain of one of modern science fiction's most fascinating thinkers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied..
|Author||: James Whitlark|
|Publsiher||: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press|
|Total Pages||: 241|
|ISBN 13||: 9780838633052|
Download Illuminated Fantasy Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Using recent findings in self-psychology, more traditional psychology, especially Jungian, and comparative religions, this study charts the significance of paradox and picture/text discrepancy in British and American illuminated fantasy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is given to how the work of William Blake foreshowed future patterns..
|Author||: Jeff Howard|
|Publsiher||: CRC Press|
|Total Pages||: 376|
|ISBN 13||: 1466567872|
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Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in Games Game Magic: A Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis with practical game design advice in the form of a magical recipe book (grimoire). The book gives you an in-depth understanding of the history and structure of magic to make your games richer and deeper. It shows how to set up tables of correspondences and spell components as well as how to write programming code integrating these components as part of game mechanics. It also illustrates how to divide a simulated world into domains of influence (such as alteration, conjuration, and necromancy) and how to use specific rule systems to simulate powers within these realms. Showing you how to weave compelling magic into your games, the book is interspersed with examples that illustrate how to design and program magic systems. Working examples are available for download on a supporting website..
|Author||: Tina Leonard|
|Total Pages||: 506|
|ISBN 13||: 1459254287|
Download Harlequin American Romance July 2013 Bundle Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now for a limited time only from July 1 to 31! This Harlequin American Romance bundle includes Branded by a Callahan by USA TODAY bestselling author Tina Leonard, The Rancher's Homecoming by Cathy McDavid, The Cowboy Next Door by Marin Thomas, and Promise from a Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael. If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for four new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!.
|Author||: Tina Leonard|
|Total Pages||: 218|
|ISBN 13||: 0373754612|
Download Branded by a Callahan Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Settle Down, Cowboy! Marriage isn't in Dante Callahan's short-term plans. But Ana St. John is! After the gorgeous nanny bodyguard—and woman of his fantasies—turns the tables and seduces him, Dante is suddenly corralling his inner wild man. Now Ana is having his baby…and refusing to say "I do!" There's no denying Ana's powerful feelings for Dante. But is the footloose rancher—and the hottest cowboy in New Mexico—ready to hang up his spurs for married life? According to the legend of the magic wedding dress, he's not. Dante's not one to fool with family lore. But he's got to provide a major Cinderella moment to win over his prospective bride. He may be crazy for pulling out all the stops to get Ana to marry him—but that's part of the fun of being a Callahan!.
|Author||: Marta Meana|
|Publsiher||: University of Nevada Press|
|Total Pages||: 288|
|Genre||: Health & Fitness|
|ISBN 13||: 0874177413|
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Obesity is a major national health problem, and science has been developing a number of ways to address it. The most revolutionary is surgical intervention to alter the gastrointestinal system so that less food/nutrients can be consumed and/or absorbed. People who undergo this surgery usually experience drastic weight loss and dramatic health improvements. They also discover a new sense of self and face challenges often unimaginable when they were obese. Using in-depth, first person accounts of 33 men and women who underwent weight-loss surgery, this book elaborates on the complexities of finally getting what you wished for— the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected. We live in a culture fascinated by physical make-overs, but no one talks about their psychological consequences. Losing a lot of weight is perhaps the most extreme make-over of all. It leaves people emotionally changed, and these changes are the heart of this book.The fascinating narratives contain important lessons for individuals considering or having had the surgery and for those who try to help them. It is simply a story of how finally getting what you’ve always wished for can be much more complicated affair than you ever imagined..
|Author||: Eli Yamin|
|Publsiher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Total Pages||: 248|
|ISBN 13||: 1442267046|
Download So You Want to Sing the Blues Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Eli Yamin explores those essential elements that make the blues sound authentic and guides readers of all backgrounds and levels through mastering this art form. He provides glimpses into the musical lives of the women and men who created the blues and offers concrete explanations and exercises to improve any singer’s technique and expression..
|Author||: J.P. Oakes|
|Publsiher||: Titan Books|
|Total Pages||: 416|
|ISBN 13||: 1789097118|
Download City of Iron and Dust Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In this fast-paced dark fantasy, the fae seek to rebel against their goblin oppressors over one long bloody night. "A fantastic book, full of wit and sharp humor, City of Iron and Dust careens through a modernized faerie at a breakneck pace, full of verve and unforgettable characters. Oakes spins a smart, electric, and sometimes snarky tale, showing that the beating heart of modern fantasy is alive and well." – John Hornor Jacobs, author of A Lush and Seething Hell and The Incorruptibles The Iron City is a prison, a maze, an industrial blight. It is the result of a war that saw the goblins grind the fae beneath their collective boot heels. And tonight, it is also a city that churns with life. Tonight, a young fae is trying to make his fortune one drug deal at a time; a goblin princess is searching for a path between her own dreams and others’ expectations; her bodyguard is deciding who to kill first; an artist is hunting for his own voice; an old soldier is starting a new revolution; a young rebel is finding fresh ways to fight; and an old goblin is dreaming of reclaiming her power over them all. Tonight, all their stories are twisting together, wrapped up around a single bag of Dust―the only drug that can still fuel fae magic―and its fate and theirs will change the Iron City forever..
|Author||: Christopher Riches|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press|
|Genre||: True Crime|
|ISBN 13||: 019251850X|
Download A Dictionary of Writers and their Works Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication..
|Author||: Matt Tomlinson|
|Publsiher||: ANU Press|
|Total Pages||: 391|
|Genre||: Social Science|
|ISBN 13||: 1760460087|
Download New Mana Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
‘Mana’, a term denoting spiritual power, is found in many Pacific Islands languages. In recent decades, the term has been taken up in New Age movements and online fantasy gaming. In this book, 16 contributors examine mana through ethnographic, linguistic, and historical lenses to understand its transformations in past and present. The authors consider a range of contexts including Indigenous sovereignty movements, Christian missions and Bible translations, the commodification of cultural heritage, and the dynamics of diaspora. Their investigations move across diverse island groups—Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Hawai‘i, and French Polynesia—and into Australia, North America and even cyberspace. A key insight that the volume develops is that mana can be analysed most productively by paying close attention to its ethical and aesthetic dimensions. Since the late nineteenth century, mana has been an object of intense scholarly interest. Writers in many fields including anthropology, linguistics, history, religion, philosophy, and missiology have long debated how the term should best be understood. The authors in this volume review mana’s complex intellectual history but also describe the remarkable transformations going on in the present day as scholars, activists, church leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs take up mana in new ways..
|Author||: S. T. Joshi|
|Publsiher||: Scarecrow Press|
|Total Pages||: 304|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
|ISBN 13||: 0810892359|
Download Critical Essays on Lord Dunsany Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This collection of new essays and reprints of significant articles provides a comprehensive picture of Lord Dunsany’s contribution to fantasy fiction and world literature. These essays make a case for the continued study of this neglected but hugely influential writer..
|Author||: Jim Genzano|
|Publsiher||: Jim Genzano|
|Total Pages||: 113|
|Genre||: Juvenile Fiction|
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Hunter Wilson is in trouble - even more than he realizes. His enemy, the Dark Child, has not only discovered what Hunter looks like and what he's been doing (namely, stealing all the Dark Child's precious treasures), he knows, even better than Hunter himself, where Hunter is going next: an eerie, maze-like museum full of magical artifacts, one of which is the Dark Child's most potent and terrible weapon. If Hunter can get this weapon, he'll be one step closer to saving both worlds. But who can he trust to help him? The museum's strange caretakers? The dog-monster Murphy, who might still be the Dark Child's servant? Esthuan Thievesbane, who is certainly a servant of the Dark Child, but might consider herself in Hunter's debt? Hunter will have to discover for himself before it's too late..