The thrilling saga that commemorated the X-Men's 30th anniversary is brought to you in its entirety! As Magneto's Acolytes amp up their attacks on Homo sapiens everywhere, the X-teams join forces to put an end to their mad crusade against humanity once and for all. And as a mysterious disease begins creeping through the mutant community, claiming the lives of hated foe and dear friend alike, which X-Man will buckle under the strain? Matters come to a head in the most shocking way possible, culminating in a shocking attack on Wolverine - and a showdown between Professor X and Magneto that must be seen to be believed! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #298-305, 315 and ANNUAL #17; X-FACTOR (1986) #87-92; X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #1-2; X-FORCE (1991) #25; X-MEN (1991) #25; WOLVERINE (1988) #75; and EXCALIBUR (1988) #71.
Fantasy heroes endure. They are embedded in our cultural fabric, dwarfing other literary figures and the mere men and women of history. Achilles and Odysseus, Gilgamesh and Beowulf. King Arthur and Robin Hood, Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes, Conan and Luke Skywalker. They dominate our legends, and tower over popular culture. The stories we tell each other begin and end with fantasy heroes, and the 21st Century is as thoroughly captivated with them as ever. From Batman to Gandalf, Harry Potter to Tyrion Lannister, the heroes of fantasy speak to-and for-whole generations. But what makes a fantasy hero? How do the best writers create them, and bring them to life on the page? In WRITING FANTASY HEROES some of the most successful fantasy writers of our time-including Steven Erikson, Brandon Sanderson, Janet Morris, Cecelia Holland, Orson Scott Card, and Glen Cook-pull back the curtain to reveal the secrets of creating heroes that live and breathe, and steal readers' hearts. Whether you're an aspiring writer or simply a reader who loves great fantasy and strong characters, this book is for you.
A collection of M/M novels by Aria Grace, Brandon Shire,Hans M. Hirschi, Jennah Scott and Sara York
Titles include: More Than Friends by Aria Grace The Love of Wicked Men Episode 1 by Brandon Shire Nightmare by Hans M Hirschi eXtreme Homecoming by Jennah Scott BONDED By Sara York
These best-selling authors have come together to offer you some sweet romance with some dark edges. The men in this collection love hard and fight even harder for what they need. Whether that's love, friendship or just pure satisfaction, there's something for everyone in To See About A Guy.
Red. The color of blood, of war, of passionâand of a new unicorn herd. A Game of Horns: A Red Unicorn Anthology has gathered 21 original stories about red unicorns from famous and soon-to-be-famous authors, including New York Times best-selling authors Jody Lynn Nye and David Farland. Some stories feature physical unicorns; most do not. Some unicorns are kind; most are not. From a battlefield to a candy store, from zombie unicorns in rural America to telepathic unicorns on the dark side of Europa, from the fantastical past to the possible future, no creative avenue or conflict remains unexplored by these talented storytellers. Pick a story. Take a chance. And play A Game of Horns. All profits benefit the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund.
"Growing up in Arkham, you hear things. Ghost stories wrapped in magickal moon lore with a heaping helping of elder gods and forbidden books, all swapped between boys and girls over dwindling campfires. We collected alternate histories like kids on TV traded baseball cards. As a child of Arkham, you just took for granted you lived in a special town, but seeing that difference up close and personal, in the place where you gave up evenings and weekends so college admissions might think you were well-rounded and responsible, well, seeing that kind of truth was an awful big shock." -- "Arkquarium" by Folly Blaine Mad Scientist Journal has brought together eighteen tales of people who have either lived in this strange corner of New England or had the misfortune of visiting. Mixed in with nods to classic Lovecraft icons are stories that bring a new eye to the genre. Tales of horse drawn carriages share space with orbital shuttles, alternate worlds, and football. Included in this collection are Sanford Allen, Brandon Barrows, Folly Blaine, Darin M. Bush, Kelda Crich, Nathan Crowder, Erik Scott de Bie, Sean Frost, Phil Gonzales, Brian Hamilton, Samuel Marzioli, Erick Mertz, Craig D. B. Patton, Jenna M. Pitman, Evan Purcell, Damir Salkovic, Emily C. Skaftun, and Cliff Winnig.
"Hyperpowers" from Third Flatiron Anthologies, guest-edited by Bascomb James, contains 16 short speculative fiction stories that explore popular space opera and military fiction themes. Here you can expect to find eco-warriors in strength-enhancing power armor, and an homage or two to Doc Smith and Heinlein. And, as usual, we include our âGrins and Gurglesâ flash fiction humor.
Description This book provides a detailed overview of the evolution of undersea communications systems, with emphasis on the most recent breakthroughs of optical submarine cable technologies based upon Wavelength Division Multiplexing, optical amplification, new-generation optical fibers, and high-speed digital electronics. The role played by submarine-communication systems in the development of high-speed networks and associated market demands for multiplying Internet and broadband services is also covered.
Importance of This Topic This book will fill the gap between highly specialized papers from large international conferences and broad-audience technology review updates. The book provides a full overview of the evolution in the field and conveys the dimension of the large undersea projects. In addition, the book uncovers the myths surrounding marine operations and installations in that domain, which have remained known so far to only very few specialists.
The Death Panel: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness features 13 stories from authors of crime, suspense, and horror. Sadistic serial killers, German war criminals, cops and zombies, the mob and monsters, detectives and were-creatures, all rolled up into one roller coaster ride of an anthology. Ultra violent, hardboiled, with an unhealthy dose of the macabre, The Death Panel is a no-holds-barred, in-your-face hard ride to hell.
"...if youâre looking for something a little different to read in your horror fiction, a book with stories that are edgy and cool as all hell, then pick up The Death Panel, and then be prepared to be blown away by some of the best genre short story fiction written in the last few years. Yes, this book is that good."
"With sharp writing and a crisp design to match, the anthology makes a strong case for 2009's best. It's only Comet Press' third release, but already, the small-press label has distinguished itself as a reliable name brand. Pick it up, if you've got the balls."
"If you are a horror fan who wants to expand your horizons, I highly recommend picking up The Death Panel."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Lipstick Swastika by Randy Chandler
Blood Sacrifices & The Catatonic Kid byTom Piccirilli
What Makes an Angel Cry by Kelly M. Hudson
The Neighbor by Brandon Ford
The Name Game by Scott Nicholson
Fly by Night by Tim Curran
Detail by Fred Venturini
Parental Guidance by Simon Wood
Rindelstein's Monsters by David Tallerman
The Hooker in the Backseat by Erik Williams
The Mouth by John Everson
Nine Cops Killed For A Goldfish Cracker by David James Keaton