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The galaxy just called for help. Unfortunately, the wrong man answered. When small-time conman, Cal Carver, is thrown in jail and forced to share a cell with a semi-naked cannibalistic serial killer, he's pretty sure his day can't get any worse. Boy, is he wrong. It isn't until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is mistakenly abducted by aliens that things really start to go downhill.Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is forced into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags and tasked with delivering a package to a warlord-run solar system where the authorities daren't venture. The mission should be simple enough, but as one screw-up leads to another the ragtag group of unwitting heroes find themselves in a frantic battle to save an entire alien civilization - and its god - from total annihilation. Performed by Phil Thron, Danny Gavigan, Carolyn Kashner, Darius Johnson, Yasmin Tuazon, Bradley Smith, Henry W. Kramer, Eric Messner, Terence Aselford, Alejandro Ruiz, Jacob Yeh, Nanette Savard, Chris Genebach, Scott McCormick, Ken Jackson, Rose Elizabath Supan, Mort Shelby, Kimberly Gilbert, Laura C. Harris, Richard Rohan, Nora Achrati, Colleen Delany, David Zitney, and Michael John Casey.Show more
The Believer is the weird and chilling true story of Dr. John Mack. This eminent Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer risked his career to investigate the phenomenon of human encounters with aliens and to give credibility to the stupefying tales shared by people who were utterly convinced they had happened. Nothing in Mack's four decades of psychiatry had prepared him for the otherworldly accounts of a cross section of humanity including young children who reported being taken against their wills by alien beings. Over the course of his career his interest in alien abduction grew from curiosity to wonder, ultimately developing into a limitless, unwavering passion. Based on exclusive access to Mack's archives, journals, and psychiatric notes and interviews with his family and closest associates, The Believer reveals the life and work of a man who explored the deepest of scientific conundrums and further leads us to the hidden dimensions and alternate realities that captivated Mack until the end of his life.Show more
If there had been no cover-up of Robert Kennedy's complicity in the murder of Marilyn Monroe in 1962 and he had been prosecuted based on compelling evidence at the time, the assassination of JFK by Bobby's enemies would not have happened-changing the course of history and preventing the murder of media icon Dorothy Kilgallen. In a breakthrough book that is sure to be relevant for years to come, bestselling author (The Reporter Who Knew Too Much) and distinguished historian Mark Shaw investigates the connection between the mysterious deaths of motion picture screen siren Marilyn Monroe, President John F. Kennedy, and What's My Line? TV star and crack investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen. A former noted criminal defense attorney and network legal analyst, Shaw provides an illuminating perspective as to how Robert Kennedy's abuse of power during the early 1960s resulted in the murders of Marilyn, JFK, and Dorothy.Show more
The first two editions of Finnish Lessons described how a small Nordic nation built a school system that provided access to a world-class education for all of its young people. Now available in thirty languages, this Grawemeyer Award-winning book continues to influence education policies and school practices around the globe. In this Third Edition, Pasi Sahlberg updates the story of how Finland sustains its exemplary educational performance, including how it responds to turbulent changes at home and throughout the world. Finnish Lessons 3.0 includes important new material about: teachers and teacher education, teaching children with special needs, the role of play in high-quality education, and Finland's responses to growing inequality, slipping international test scores, and the global pandemic. In the midst of national education reforms and global changes driven by public health crises and economic turbulence, Finnish Lessons 3.0 encourages teachers, students, and policymakers to think big and bold when they look for new solutions to improving their schools and entire education systems. This edition provides an even deeper dive into the present world of education in Finland in light of the most recent education statistics and international data, including PISA 2018, TIMSS 2016, and TALIS 2018.Show more
Every survivor dreams of one day making it to the City. Humanity's last hope, it boasts the best resources and the greatest minds, bringing together the creme de la creme of the surviving civilization. Behind its unassailable walls and impregnable protection dome, the City bustles with life almost indistinguishable from the state-of-the-art culture of the fabled Utopian era. Grey sets off on a journey to the City in order to solve the mystery of his past. He's about to witness the ruthless training methods used to shape the children of the Seven Clans into new Warriors, Enchanters and Technomancers. He's about to meet the City's true rulers and finally discover the real purpose of Project Stellar.Show more
Being a unique player has its advantages, but comes fraught with quite a few problems. Having become the owner of a spell capable of removing the magic veil from an unexplored continent, Rosgard has to prepare himself for the role of the Navigator, the only one who can lead the expedition across the ocean. Should he fail to do so, the spell will be taken away by the game's administration. The desire to become a game legend conflicts with the protagonist's adventurous spirit, which gets in the way of leveling up the character consistently. The virtual world of Waldyra is full of secrets, after all-such as the Silver Legend, a mysterious set of armor that's been scattered all across the virtual world; some of the items no longer traceable. Rosgard's love for adventure is shared by kindred spirits who gather around him, ready to take any risk and dive headfirst into any rabbit hole just to see how far it goes. In the meantime, top clans are still looking for the Great Navigator to either convince or coerce him into joining them. There's never a minute's peace for him in either world-the real or the virtual. The clan of the Sleepless Ones is hot on his trail, while the game presents Rosgard and his friends with another challenge they find hard to resist.Show more
The Gate drive is trashed, the locals are hostile, and the crew has run out of beer.The galaxy has chewed up the Reynolds and spit it out. The search is on for the raw materials to make the parts they need to fix the ship. Who can stand up to the superdreadnought in a no-name galaxy at the edge of the universe? It's looking grim for a group hug, leaving the captain and crew with the choice of fight, flight, or diplomacy.Board the Reynolds and join the crew in their struggle to get home.Show more
Unleash your inner Soprano and relive all your favorite moments with this companion guide to the award-winning television series The Sopranos. We all know and love The Sopranos, one of the most important television dramas to ever hit the small screen, having run for six seasons on HBO. The story of the Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano balancing his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization pioneered decades of genre-bending "peak TV." Now, Off the Back of a Truck takes you one step further into the world of Tony Soprano and his families, offering an Italian potluck of fresh and fun takes that any true fan can get lost in for hours. Off the Back of a Truck includes: -New looks at everyone's favorite episodes, scenes, and characters -All 92 deaths analyzed, evaluated, and ranked -An investigation of true crimes behind the families' schemes -An exploration of movies and shows that inspired The Sopranos -Reflections on the use of music, food, and fashion from writers who are also huge fans -A provocative conversation about what happens in the controversial ending This book takes you on a journey through the six seasons you have watched time and time again—but it's organized so you can dip in at any time, at any place. Roam around as though you're in Tony's backyard for a BBQ...Show more
What's this book about? It's about the ancient mysteries of the Earth ravaged by mysterious entities from over the Edge. About the Black Moon hovering over the planet's one last remaining City and about its Legion created by Incarnators of old. About the Possessed warped by the power of primeval Darkness. About the Warriors, Enchanters, and Technomancers who once rose to defend humanity from the ancient evil. And it's about a man stuck in the body of a young Legionnaire tribute, still continuing on his journey across the world in order to solve the mystery of his past and rediscover his purpose. And in order to do that, he first needs to survive the trip.Show more
Nothing is ever given freely. One has to pay the full price for everything one gets. Easy money for a seemingly minor quest in a game? Well, you're obviously being played for a mark. Suddenly stumbled upon a unique spell coveted by the entire world of Waldyra? That automatically makes you the quarry for the game's top clans, each of which will be hunting you-IRL as well as inside the game. Or have you, perhaps, chanced upon a gift from a legendary set? Expect trouble for certain, for there's a horrendous creature hunting you now, intending to take your life eventually-it's but a question of time. And yet, despair not! Deal with things resolutely instead of going with the flow. You've got to act; you've got to play your own game. That's the only way of becoming a legend of Waldyra. You cannot run from your problems forever-at some point, you'll still have to face them, so face them on your own terms. Talking to someone who betrayed you in the past (as you may have been thinking) would probably be a good start. Or, perhaps, addressing the menace and turning the tables. Who said the quarry couldn't become the hunter once again? Oh, and there's another thing to think of: the team you'll be doing it with. Solitary warriors don't win any battles, even if they can have all the fun in the world frolicking on their own.Show more
When a scream shatters the summer night outside their country house in the Hudson Valley, reformed literary forger Will and his wife Meghan find their daughter Maisie shaken and bloodied, holding a parcel her attacker demanded she present to her father. Inside is a literary rarity the likes of which few have ever handled, and a letter laying out impossible demands regarding its future. After twenty years of living life on the straight and narrow, Will finds himself drawn back to forgery, ensnared in a plot to counterfeit the rarest book in American literature: Edgar Allan Poe's first, Tamerlane, of which only a dozen copies are known to have survived. Until now. Facing threats to his life and family, coerced by his former nemesis and fellow forger Henry Slader, Will must rely on the artistic skills of his older daughter Nicole to help create a flawless forgery of this stolen Tamerlane, the Holy Grail of American letters. Part mystery, part case study of the shadowy side of the book trade, and part homage to the writer who invented the detective tale, The Forger's Daughter portrays the world of literary forgery as diabolically clever, genuinely dangerous, and inescapable, it would seem, to those who have ever embraced it.Show more
If someone offers you to make a few quick and easy bucks, there's got to be a catch somewhere. A seemingly trifling quest in the virtual world of Waldyra is an excellent opportunity to earn some money, right? It's just that things never quite work out that way. Rostislav Grokhotov does not want to become anyone's pawn. Therefore, his unexpected acquisition makes him ponder his own goals. Having become the sole owner of a unique spell coveted by top-ranking clans, he no longer wants to go with the flow. That way would only lead to ruin and obscurity. He'd need to go all in-and to have a good plan. With several more contingency plans for good measure. What are the opportunities available to someone in the possession of a unique spell capable of dispelling the veil over the unexplored continent of Zar'Graad? What is the mystery of the legendary Silver Legend set of armor? And what exactly is the game played by the Albatross clan that has hired him? Those are but the first few questions bothering Rostislav, on his way to become a legend in the game world of Waldyra.Show more
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