From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI Escort, yet still hoping for the return of a father 'missing in action', to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father, these outstanding stories conjure up with sharp intensity the memories and events that make a man. These powerfully vivid stories range over more than a century of Australian life, from green tropical lushness to 'blacksoil country', from scrub and outback to city streets - evoking dark shadows beneath a bright sun, and lives shaped by the ghosts of history and the rhythms of unruly nature.
In a world where even the smallest and most remote village is being terrorized by the monsters that stalk the night, there is a hamlet, prosperous and peaceful, where mortals and vampires have lived in harmony for years. It is there that seventeen-year-old Sheavil Schmidt has slept, neither waking nor aging, for thirty years since first receiving the vampire's immortal kiss. The mysterious Vampire Hunter D is lured to the tranquil oasis by recurrent dreams of the beautiful, undying girl bathed in an eerie blue light and dancing in a ghostly chateau. * Over 100,000 copies of the Vampire Hunter D novels have been sold. * The Stuff of Dreams is volume 5 in a seventeen volume series. FOR MATURE READERS
Traces the development of science fiction from the literary tales of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne into a multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, and explores its impact on American culture.
At a Hollywood banquet honoring him with the Hollywood Humanitarian of the Year Award, Ham Robbins reflects on his obsessive drive to power in the film business and personal costs
Roberto Piazza says: “Physics should be made simple enough to be amusing, but not so trivial as to spoil the fun.” This is exactly the approach of this book in making the science of ‘soft matter’ relevant to everyday life things such as the food we eat, the plastic we use, the concrete we build with, the cells we are made of.
A collection of stories includes Zen encounters with aliens, wrestlings with shapeshifters, magic and battles in twentieth-century China, trips from exercise rooms into other dimensions, encounters with mystical masters, and more. Original.
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN) of the U.S. Department of Energy presents a collection of Internet resources for children. The resources contain information about the environment, renewable energy, energy conservation, and more.
An inspirational story of one young African-American man's faith in a higher power, and how this faith teaches him to value, accept, and cherish the life that has been given to him, "Mr. Dream Merchant" is "full of wise messages and (tells) a moving story" (Susan Trott, author of "The Holy Man").