Description : When we think of serial killing, we tend to think of it as a perversion of contemporary society. The Human Predator makes an eye-opening case for the existence of serial killers throughout time—the motives and methods, the societies that spawned them, and the historical periods in which they lived . . . and killed. From Ancient Rome and the Dark Ages to the open roads of America, from the exploits of French religious zealot Gilles de Rais to such high-profile monsters as Jeffrey Dahmer and Aileen Wuornos, Katherine Ramsland offers a complete chronological record of the serial-killer phenomenon—and the parallel development of psychology, forensic science, and FBI profiling in the serial killer’s evolving manifestation throughout human history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
Description : Trapped: An Invasion by a Human Predator invites its readers to take an inside view of a forgotten crime. The plot depicts the life of a twelve-year-old girl, which struggles to survive the aftermath of a brutal kidnapping, rape, and attempted murder. The atrocity took place in early 1976, in East Saint Louis, Illinois. In addition, the book cover was carefully chosen to engage the readers to experience the torment of how I felt during this period of my life. Indeed, life was blue as the blue book cover, which shields the narration. In fact, my life was darker than the imagination could probably travel.
Description : Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.
Description : Book three in the Rage War trilogy. Having fled centuries before, the Rage return to take revenge and claim the planet for their own. Now through a deal struck with the unlikeliest of allies, the human race may rely on the Predators to ensure mankind's ultimate freedom. Yet even the combined might of the two races may not be enough. The fate of the Earth may rest with a single android—Liliya of the Rage.
Description : Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.
Description : n the epic conclusion to the Predator Space Chronicles, Tarkos and Bria bring war to the Ulltrians. Thousands of years ago, the Ulltrians devastated much of the life in the galaxy. Now they have returned. The human Amir Tarkos and his bear-like partner Bria are members of the elite Predator Corp, and together they have discovered the secrets of the Ulltrian's devastating new weapon. But the key to the Ulltrian weapon is held by one human child, abandoned among humanity's enemies. Can Tarkos save her and face single combat with an Ulltrian, while the final battle rages around them? ONE HUMAN Novel 50,000 words BOOKS IN THE PREDATOR SPACE CHRONICLES: 1. Well of Furies 2. World Hammer 3. Ice Sky Storm Collected together in Evolution Commandos 4. Earthrise 5. Earthfall Collected together in Omega Threshold 6. Question Zero 7. One Human Collected together in World Scar ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Craig DeLancey is a writer and philosopher. His novels include the Predator Space Chronicles and Gods of Earth. He has published dozens of short stories, in places like Analog, Lightspeed, Nature Physics, Shimmer, and the Mississippi Review Online. His story "Julie Is Three" won the Analog Anlab readers choice award for short story in 2012 and is under film development by Storycom. His story "RedKing" is in several of the year's best science fiction anthologies. He is also a playwright, and his plays have received staged readings and performances in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, and elsewhere. You can sign up for Craig's once-a-month email list at: http://eepurl.com/c-cTjL Your email address will never be shared and will only be used for the once-a-month updates and free fiction. www.craigdelancey.com
Description : The Comet Despair changed everything, even creating a race of animal people (Anasiens). The humans and Anasiens formed a tentative alliance, but one tragic day a war known as the human revolt forced the two species apart. Once again slavery and trafficking is legal and rampant, once again there is devastation in the land, and once again society is ruled by chains. Years later, a child is born of both sides. Thirteen year old Hunter was trapped caged isolated alone enslaved and forced to hold the knowledge that it didn''t have to be this way. Sometimes... you don''t need a comet to change the world forever.
Description : This impressive collection of original essays explores the relationship between social conflict and the environment - a topic that has received little attention within criminology. The chapters provide a systematic and comprehensive introduction and overview of conflict situations stemming from human exploitation of environments, as well as the impact of social conflicts on the wellbeing and health of specific species and ecosystems. Largely informed by green criminology perspectives, the chapters in the book are intended to stimulate new understandings of the relationships between humans and nature through critical evaluation of environmental destruction and degradation associated with social conflicts occurring around the world. With a goal of creating a typology of environment-social conflict relationships useful for green criminological research, this study is essential reading for scholars and academics in criminology, as well as those interested in crime, law and justice.
Description : On opening day of the new baseball season a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it's a prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens. Seconds later a swarm of killer drones descend upon the picnicked crowd, each one carrying a powerful bomb. All across the country artificial intelligence drive systems in cars, commuter trains and even fighter planes go out of control. The death toll soars as the machines we depend upon every day are turned into engines of destruction. Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences go on the hunt for whoever is controlling these machines, but the every step of the way they are met with traps and shocks that strike to the very heart of the DMS. No one is safe. Nowhere is safe. Enemies old and new rise as America burns. Joe Ledger and his team are back in Jonathan Maberry's seventh book in the series. They begin a desperate search for the secret to this new technology and the madmen behind it. But before they can close in the enemy virus infects Air Force One. The president is trapped aboard as the jet heads toward the heart of New York City. It has become PREDATOR ONE.