Description : A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original. Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency’s world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : A teenage girl. A survivalist childhood. And now a bomb strapped to her chest. See the world through her eyes in this harrowing and deeply affecting literary thriller. Ever since Mabby died while picking beans in their garden — with the pock-a-pock of a helicopter overhead — four-year-old Valley knows what her job is: hide in the underground den with her brother, Bo, while Da is working, because Those People will kill them like coyotes. But now, with Da unexpectedly gone and no home to return to, a teenage Valley (now Valkyrie) and her big brother must bring their message to the outside world — a not-so-smart place where little boys wear their names on their backpacks and young men don’t pat down strangers before offering a lift. Blythe Woolston infuses her white-knuckle narrative, set in a day-after-tomorrow Montana, with a dark, trenchant humor and a keen psychological eye. Alternating past-present vignettes in prose as tightly wound as the springs of a clock and as masterfully plotted as a game of chess, she ratchets up the pacing right to the final, explosive end.
Description : Praise for Weird Texas: "If your taste extends to the odd side of traveling, [this is your ticket].” --Booklist "...lives up to its promise of providing an overview of weird things found in Texas.” --Austin American Statesman
Description : "I would venture a guess that if someone were to go to a place such as Syracuse, Little Rock, San Antonio, Key West, Pocatello, Des Moines, or Spokane and dig around for two years as I did here, that person would come up with as much material as I have about Sedona. The following incidents and encounters are a broad representation of UFO/ET encounters by area residents and visitors. My opinion is that many of these incidents resulted in the abduction of the individuals involved. I have talked at length with most of these people. It's difficult to put into words the sincerity and concern that was reflected in their voices and faces about what they had experienced. When a mature man or woman breaks down emotionally over a UFO experience they are reliving in an interview, this is to me strong evidence that the person is not lying or simply making up a story. I feel fortunate to have shared in their experiences, and I share in turn these experiences here with you."
Description : There are facts, and then there’s the truth. Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Conspiracy theories. They have been a part of our social consciousness for as long as people have wanted to know the truth about the events and people who shape our world—beyond the lies told to us by the government and the smokescreens set up by those in power. For anyone who has wondered about the hidden facts behind the public facades, this is the ultimate compendium of conspiracy theories from A-to-Z, exposing some of the most famous—and infamous—conspiracies throughout history, including: • The JFK Assassination • Area 51 • The Death of Princess Diana • The Tragic Events of 9/11 • The Men in Black • The Murder of Tupac Shakur • And many more
Description : Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg treasurer, juice bill and Joe Citizen, banana superpower and the Big Fix. We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as gerrymander, but also of lesser-known terms such as cracking (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and fair-fight district (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. (We learn, for instance, that a term as seemingly current as political football actually dates back to before the Civil War.) Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation. Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.
Description : To deny that conspiracies exist is to deny history. While there are several chapters on traditional conspirators, from the Masons through the Bilderbergers, the book unveils the ideas that have unified conspiracies into a coherent rendition of evil. This book is an intellectual history of the City of God versus the City of Man, in the ultimate culture war. It does not take a cadre of men in some secret room to effect a unified conspiracy. Like the scorpion in the fable, their ideas become second nature to liberals, socialists, or communists and they act in accordance with their nature.
Description : What is the New World Order? Proponents say that it's an anticipated new era of global cooperation between diverse nations and cultures aimed at ushering in a utopia providing all the earth's citizens with everything they need. Detractors claim it's the systematic take-over by secret societies, quasi-government entities and corporations who are covertly organizing a global socialist all-powerful government which aims to regulate every aspect of citizens lives, rendering them a perpetual working-class while the elite leadership lives in luxury. Conspiracy theory expert Mark Dice looks at the evidence, claims, and conspiracy theories as he takes you down the rabbit hole to The New World Order. TOPICS: - Calls for a New World Order by Politicians and Businessmen. - World Governed by the Elite Through Occult Secret Societies - Mainstream Media Controlled by the Elite - High Level Officials and Institutions are Above the Law - Why Immorality and Destructive Behavior is Encouraged - Banking, Money, and Taxes - One World Currency - Population Reduction - One World Religion - A Coming Global Dictator Who Will Claim to be God - Global Police and Military Force - A Nation of Spies and Culture of Fear - Elimination of the Right to Bear Arms - Elimination of National Sovereignty - Monitoring the Population with Big Brother - A Medicated and Sedated Population - Weather Weapons and Chemtrails - Nephilim and Anunnaki - Satanism and Luciferianism - Underground Bases and Tunnels - And More By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction
Description : Unravelling the genealogies and permutations of conspiracist worldviews, this work shows how this web of urban legends has spread among sub-cultures on the Internet and through mass media, and how this phenomenon relates to larger changes in American culture.