Description : He played Spike on the show, and now James Marsters writes a poignant but action-packed story of the vampire who chose to have a soul, and now has to deal with his past while being compelled to play the hero. * Get into Spike’s head as only James Marsters can! * An original graphic novel set in Buffy Season 7!
Description : After an unsettling discovery, Sesily Dearborn was forever changed, her life embarking on a journey that would change the lives of everyone she knew. Isolated from her parents, she was left alone only with a maid from the family estate, as well as a soldier from her village. Now facing a world she never knew anything about, Sesily struggles to learn more about herself, her world, and the forbidden item she has discovered. As destiny has preordained, however, her fate is strung loosely on the thin strands of life and death. Finding unlikely allies, such as an obnoxious and arrogant reporter, a world-famous sharpshooter, and a promiscuous priestess, Sesily overcomes the challenges of a country built on conflict and survival of the brave. With her friends, Sesily faces a multitude of enemies. Terrifying heathens, known as Reapers, serve as a constant pestilence. The dark Coven of Witches seeks to destroy the country and rule it as their own, and an evil greater than the two combined yearns for the very power Sesily possesses. (Facebook Alan Lane Fan Page)
Description : A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon’s television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon’s work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy fannish heroes of Sugarshock, and wrote arcs for Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. Along with The Avengers, Whedon’s contributions to the cinematic Universe include: script doctoring the first X-Men film, writing a ground-shaking Wonder Woman screenplay, and co-creating ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today, Whedon continues the Buffy and Firefly stories with innovative comics that shatter the rules of storytelling and force his characters to grow through life-altering conflicts. This collection of new essays focuses on Whedon’s comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and new interpretations.
Description : Over his twenty-plus year tenure in Hollywood, Spike Lee has produced a number of controversial films that unapologetically confront sensitive social issues, particularly those of race relations and discrimination. Through his honest portrayals of life's social obstacles, he challenges the public to reflect on the world's problems and divisions. The innovative director created a name for himself with feature films such as Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), and with documentaries such as 4 Little Girls (1997) and When the Levees Broke (2006), breaking with Hollywood's reliance on cultural stereotypes to portray African Americans in a more realistic light. The director continues to produce poignant films that address some of modern society's most important historical movements and events. In The Philosophy of Spike Lee, editor Mark T. Conard and an impressive list of contributors delve into the rich philosophy behind this filmmaker's extensive work. Not only do they analyze the major themes of race and discrimination that permeate Lee's productions, but also examine other philosophical ideas that are found in his films, ideas such as the nature of time, transcendence, moral motivation, self-constitution, and justice. The authors specialize in a variety of academic disciplines that range from African American Studies to literary and cultural criticism and Philosophy.
Description : One humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti arrives home to find an old friend, Solomon Hassan, waiting on his doorstep. Solomon is on the run, accused of a brutal murder in Tangiers. He has managed to skip across the Straits but the Moroccan authorities want him back. Spike travels to Tangiers to try to delay Solomon's extradition, and there meets a beautiful Bedouin girl. Zahra is investigating the disappearance of her father, a trail which leads mysteriously back to Solomon. Questioning how well he really knows his friend, Spike finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of secrets, corruption and murderous lies.
Description : The 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves in Göttingen, Germany was jointly organised by the German Aerospace Centre DLR and the French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis ISL. The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the Symposium, which first took place in 1957 in Boston and has since become an internationally acclaimed series of meetings for the wider Shock Wave Community. The ISSW26 focused on the following areas: Shock Propagation and Reflection, Detonation and Combustion, Hypersonic Flow, Shock Boundary Layer Interaction, Numerical Methods, Medical, Biological and Industrial Applications, Richtmyer Meshkov Instability, Blast Waves, Chemically Reacting Flows, Diagnostics, Facilities, Flow Visualisation, Ignition, Impact and Compaction, Multiphase Flow, Nozzles Flows, Plasmas and Propulsion. The two Volumes contain the papers presented at the symposium and serve as a reference for the participants of the ISSW 26 and individuals interested in these fields.
Description : What would happen if today's chat rooms used a completely different technology, a technology only now available? How might it change the lives of those around you? How might you be changed? This LDS novel takles the lives of four individuals as they struggle with their lonely challenges and ultimately overcome them with the help of each other and the unlikely intervention of a newly implemented technological advance in communications software. By the Light of Dawn will have you alternately laughing, crying, and on the edge of your seat as Stephanie, Jim, Bryce, and Chris attempt to face their biggest deamons alone only to find that they can only conquer with each other's help. The only problem. They live in three different states, have never met, and one of them has a secret that could prove to be the final link to their salvation and they don't even know it.
Description : Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, a fantasy analog of ancient Rome, is rusticating at his villa. When Saxa's son Varus accompanies Corylus on a visit to the household of his father, Crispus, a retired military commander, Saxa graciously joins the party with his young wife Hedia, daughter Alphena, and a large entourage of his servants, making it a major social triumph for Crispus. But on the way to the event, something goes amiss. Varus, who has been the conduit for supernatural visions before, experiences another: giant crystalline worms devouring the entire world. Soon the major characters are each involved in supernatural events caused by a struggle between two powerful magicians, both mentored by the deceased poet and mage Vergil, one of whom wants to destroy the world and the other who wishes to stop him. But which is which? There is a complex web of human and supernatural deceit to be unraveled. Monsters of the Earth, the new novel in David Drake's ongoing chronicles of Carce, The Books of the Elements, is a gripping and intricate work of fantasy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : Something terrible is hiding under the sands of the desert! Tarrok the Blood Spike is waiting for the hero Tom and his companion Elenna, so he can unleash his fury on them! Will Tom survive?
Description : Join Jack Vargo as he explores a popular tool and weapon in Colonial North America in The Spike Tomahawk. This book discusses the origin, methods of manufacture, distribution and importance of a tool and weapon during the colonial period. Vargo's intention in writing this volume is to provide readers a comprehensive study of just one type of trade artifact, a small hatchet having a metal head with a cutting bit at one end and a pick or spike at the other, known by most as the "spiked axe" or "spike tomahawk".