Edward Willett is an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for both children and adults.Born in Silver City, New Mexico, Willett lived in Bayard, New Mexico and Lubbock and Tulia, Texas, before moving to Weyburn, Saskatchewan with his family when he was eight years old.He studied journalism at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, then returned to Weyburn as a reporter/photographer for the weekly Weyburn Review, eventually becoming news editor. In 1988 he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, as communications officer for the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and in 1993 he became a fulltime freelance writer. He still resides in Regina.Willett is now the author or co-author of more than 60 books, ranging from computer books and other nonfiction titles for both children and adults, to science fiction and fantasy for all ages.His science fiction novel Marseguro (DAW Books) won the 2009 Aurora Award for best English-language science fiction or fantasy book by a Canadian author. He has also won a Saskatchewan Book Award for his YA fantasy Spirit Singer.
In Silver Sable, the head of Roxxon Oil sics the worlds greatest mercenary, Silver Sable, on Spider-Man to learn why the web-spinner has targeted Roxxon on his nightly patrols. How violently Ms. Sable wants to handle the situation is strictly up to her. Spinning out of the Ultimate Spider-Man video game (written and designed by our longstanding team of Bendis and Bagley), Ultimate Silver Sable might be the most dangerous foe Spidey has ever faced Plus: the mystery of Ultimate Omega Red And in Deadpool, Spider-Man teams up with his new girlfriend - the X-Mens Kitty Pryde, who gets a new super-hero identity for when shes not hanging with her mutant mates Plus: Meet the dangerous Ultimate Deadpool - and the Ultimate Reavers Its mutant action guest-starring the Ultimate X-Men, with Spidey caught in the middle Also featuring Ultimate Morbius.Collecting: Ultimate Spider-Man 86-96, Annual 1-2.
Shelley Hitzs Broken Crayons Still Color is amazing. It is a faith-filled journey with Shelley as she shares raw and insightful stories of her own brokenness and how God turned them into beauty. I genuinely loved it. It is a bible study that includes not only her book but also corresponding videos, adult coloring pages, thoughts for the day,scripture cards, bible verses to memorize, reflection questions, prayers, and a leaders guide.
Stranded on a desert island with a man twice my age, I thought I was lost forever. It turns out, it was really the beginning of me being found. Damien is handsome, resourceful, and hung. Something I didn’t know I needed until we found ourselves shipwrecked and alone.
An Indie Next Pick!Avie Reveare has the normal life of a privileged teen growing up in L.A., at least as normal as any girls life is these days. After a synthetic hormone in beef killed fifty million American women ten years ago, only young girls, old women, men, and boys are left to pick up the pieces. The death threat is past, but fathers still fear for their daughters safety, and the Paternalist Movement, begun to protect young women, is taking over the choices they make.Like all her friends, Avie still mourns the loss of her mother, but shes also dreaming about college and love and what shell make of her life. When her dad contracts her to marry a rich, older man to raise money to save his struggling company, her life suddenly narrows to two choices: Be trapped in a marriage with a controlling politician, or run. Her lifelong friend, student revolutionary Yates, urges her to run to freedom across the border to Canada.
This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner’s relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations.Based on astounding events in American history, The Birth of a Nation is the epic story of one man championing the spirit of resistance as he leads a rough-and-tumble group into a revolt against injustice and slavery. Breathing new life into a story that has been rife with controversy and prejudice for over two centuries, the film follows the rise of the visionary Virginian slave, Nat Turner. Hired out by his owner to preach to and placate slaves on drought-plagued plantations, Turner eventually transforms into an inspired, impassioned, and fierce anti-slavery leader. Beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and original illustrations, the book also features an essay by writer/director, Nate Parker, contributions by members of the cast and crew, and commentary by educator Brian Favors and historians Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry who place Nat Turner and the rebellion he led into historical context. The Birth of a Nation reframes the way we think about slavery and resistance as it explores the passion, determination, and faith that inspired Nat Turner to sacrifice everything for freedom..
-Muy variado, en todos los sentidos.-Género. Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta. La crema de la ciencia ficción (publicación original: 1984), con el subtítulo Los mejores cuentos elegidos por sus autores, ofrece veinticuatro relatos de ciencia ficción recopilados por Josh Pachter tras mandar una carta a más de cien escritores vivos (en su tiempo) pidiéndoles el mejor relato que hubieran escrito (o su preferido o el que sintiesen como más representativo) junto con una introducción escrita de su puño y letra. No todos respondieron pero, con los que lo hicieron, publicó esta antología que nos llevará a conocer, entre otros, un astronauta condenado que graba un mensaje, una distopía en la que los sentimientos son usados de forma muy diferente a la nuestra, un viaje a Venus muy particular, el hundimiento del Titanic, un intento de manipulación alienígena, una casa automática o un veterano conductor de coches con una misión.¿Quiere saber más de este libro, sin spoilers.
Traveling from Veracruz to Mexico City is not a major journey - unless you do it on foot, wearing full metal armor, offroad without good maps, and with thousands of ferocious warriors trying to kill you. Who would attempt this. Only one guy. Buddy Levys book Conquistador allows us to march alongside one of historys most insanely-courageous leaders: Hernan Cortes.The book compels readers eagerly down this deadly road for God, gold and glory.