The Dune Storybook

Filename: the-dune-storybook.pdf
ISBN: 0722188447
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 64
Author: Joan D. Vinge

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Dreamer of Dune

Filename: dreamer-of-dune.pdf
ISBN: 9781429958448
Release Date: 2003-04-19
Number of pages: 576
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Dreamer of Dune in PDF and EPUB Everyone knows Frank Herbert's Dune. This amazing and complex epic, combining politics, religion, human evolution, and ecology, has captured the imagination of generations of readers. One of the most popular science fiction novels ever written, it has become a worldwide phenomenon, winning awards, selling millions of copies around the world. In the prophetic year of 1984, Dune was made into a motion picture directed by David Lynch, and it has recently been produced as a three-part miniseries on the Sci-Fi Channel. Though he is best remembered for Dune, Frank Herbert was the author of more than twenty books at the time of his tragic death in 1986, including such classic novels as The Green Brain, The Santaroga Barrier, The White Plague and Dosadi Experiment. Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert's eldest son, tells the provocative story of his father's extraordinary life in this honest and loving chronicle. He has also brought to light all the events in Herbert's life that would find their way into speculative fiction's greatest epic. From his early years in Tacoma, Washington, and his education at the University of Washington, Seattle, and in the Navy, through the years of trying his hand as a TV cameraman, radio commentator, reporter, and editor of several West Coast newspaper, to the difficult years of poverty while struggling to become a published writer, Herbert worked long and hard before finding success after the publication of Dune in 1965. Brian Herbert writes about these years with a truthful intensity that brings every facet of his father's brilliant, and sometimes troubled, genius to full light. Insightful and provocative, containing family photos never published anywhere, this absorbing biography offers Brian Herbert's unique personal perspective on one of the most enigmatic and creative talents of our time. Dreamer of Dune is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Related Work. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Filename: paratexts.pdf
ISBN: 9780810891234
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Number of pages: 242
Author: James Gunn
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Paratexts in PDF and EPUB In the mid-1980s, Easton Press began publishing a series of leather-bound collector editions called “Masterpieces of Science Fiction” and “Masterpieces of Fantasy,” which featured some of the most important works in these genres. James Gunn was commissioned to write introductions to these works, which allowed him to pay tribute to many authors who inspired and influenced his own work. In Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, Gunn has collected the most significant essays produced for the Easton series, along with prefaces he wrote for reprints of his own novels. Cited here are some of the most significant works of 19th and 20th century science fiction and fantasy, such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1984, Stranger in a Strange Land, A Clockwork Orange, Speaker for the Dead, The Postman, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, The Dead Zone, The Mists of Avalon, Dragon’s Eye, Nine Princes in Amber, Blue Mars, The Last Unicorn, and The Lord of the Rings. Drawing upon Gunn’s lifetime of work in the field, these introductions include analyses of the individual works and the fields in which they were written. Gunn also briefly discusses each novel’s significance in the science fiction canon. Collected here for the first time, these prefaces and introductions provide readers with insight into more than seventy novels, making Paratexts a must-read for science fiction and fantasy aficionados.

Making the List

Filename: making-the-list.pdf
ISBN: 0760725594
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 228
Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

Download and read online Making the List in PDF and EPUB Using the annual hardcover best seller lists from "The Bookman" and then "Publishers Weekly," examines twentieth-century American social, cultural, and historical trends through the lens of popular literature.

The Legend of Sleeping Bear

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ISBN: 9781627531795
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Number of pages: 48
Author: Kathy-jo Wargin
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Download and read online The Legend of Sleeping Bear in PDF and EPUB It started with a mother's love... Fleeing from a forest fire, a mother bear urges her two cubs into the watery shelter of a vast body of water. Though it will be difficult, she knows if they can swim across to the opposite shore, they will be safe. With calls of encouragement and steadfast love, Mother Bear guides her cubs across the great lake, Lake Michigan. And the story of what happens once Mother Bear reaches the far shore becomes the legend behind the natural wonder known as Sleeping Bear Dune. In 1998 writer Kathy-jo Wargin and nature artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen combined their talents to bring The Legend of Sleeping Bear to life. Published to wide acclaim, the book was soon named the Official Children's Book of Michigan.

The Graveyard Book

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ISBN: 9781408808207
Release Date: 2009-11-02
Number of pages: 304
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online The Graveyard Book in PDF and EPUB When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

The Film Paintings of David Lynch

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ISBN: 9781841503325
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 203
Author: Allister Mactaggart
Publisher: Intellect Books

Download and read online The Film Paintings of David Lynch in PDF and EPUB `Allister Mactaggart's singular achievement is to freely bring the affect and the emotion of viewing Lynch's films to the questions of how they can be studied. Rather than offering Lynch newly cut and dried, it enables us in our tum to value our seeing and our feeling of this remarkable body of work.'---Adrian Rifkin, Goldsmiths, University of London. --Book Jacket.

American Bookseller

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ISBN: MINN:319510005689951
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages:

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Something about the Author

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ISBN: 078764031X
Release Date: 2000-03-20
Number of pages: 381
Author: Alan Hedblad
Publisher: Gale

Download and read online Something about the Author in PDF and EPUB Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

The Book Publishing Annual

Filename: the-book-publishing-annual.pdf
ISBN: PSU:000011165248
Release Date: 1985
Number of pages: 252

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Bowling Beatniks and Bell bottoms 1960s and 1970s

Filename: bowling-beatniks-and-bell-bottoms-1960s-and-1970s.pdf
ISBN: 0787656798
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 1330
Author: Sara Pendergast
Publisher: UXL

Download and read online Bowling Beatniks and Bell bottoms 1960s and 1970s in PDF and EPUB Recounts the enduring products, innovative trends, and fun fads of the past ten decades. In 5 volumes.

Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac

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ISBN: UOM:39015018644230
Release Date: 1985
Number of pages: 768
Author: Wyllis Eaton Wright

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Contemporary Authors

Filename: contemporary-authors.pdf
ISBN: 0787620092
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 447

Download and read online Contemporary Authors in PDF and EPUB A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

Science fiction and fantasy literature 1975 1991

Filename: science-fiction-and-fantasy-literature-1975-1991.pdf
ISBN: UOM:49015003032613
Release Date: 1992-03
Number of pages: 1512
Author: R. Reginald
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Films Into Books

Filename: films-into-books.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018226246
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 608
Author: Randall D. Larson

Download and read online Films Into Books in PDF and EPUB Bibliography of novels based on films. Not many books like this.