Phenomenal Stories #09 features the classic story, ?The Dark Eidolon? by one of the Weird Tales ?Big Three, ? Clark Ashton Smith, as well as the final installment of Richard H. Nilsen's fantasy serial, ?The Book of Power.? Dunces & Dragons continues its exhausted and exhaustive adventures of put-upon reporter/columnist J.D. Hayes-Canell, known endearingly as Intrepid, as he navigates Isengard and gets his own intern! Richard H. Nilsen's column, The Write Stuff, is designed to help novice writers out there to get writing. This installment focuses upon classic side characters as a means of story telling for writers. Future parts will go into other specifics to help the budding writer write. The editor takes a look back at a still relevant novel from legendary science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke. Phenomenal Stories is a modern-day tribute to the science fiction/horror/fantasy/speculative pulp magazines of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century: 1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better: The real-life story of Robert A. Heinlein in the second volume of the authorized biography by William H. Patterson! Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) is generally considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the twentieth century. His most famous and widely influential works include the Future History series (stories and novels collected in The Past Through Tomorrow and continued in later novels), Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress—all published in the years covered by this volume. He was a friend of admirals, bestselling writers, and artists; became committed to defending the United States during the Cold War; and was on the advisory committee that helped Ronald Reagan create the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. Heinlein was also devoted to space flight and humanity's future in space, and he was a commanding presence to all around him in his lifetime. Given his desire for privacy in the later decades of his life, the revelations in this biography make for riveting reading. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability. What may look like healthy, productive, and creative freedom from one point of view may look like chaos, anarchy, and a source of destructive conflict from another. Film and television continually pose the question: Can Americans deal with their problems on their own, or must they rely on political elites to manage their lives? In this groundbreaking work, Paul A. Cantor explores the ways in which television shows such as Star Trek, The X-Files, South Park, and Deadwood and films such as The Aviator and Mars Attacks! have portrayed both top-down and bottom-up models of order. Drawing on the works of John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other proponents of freedom, Cantor contrasts the classical liberal vision of America -- particularly its emphasis on the virtues of spontaneous order -- with the Marxist understanding of the "culture industry" and the Hobbesian model of absolute state control. The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture concludes with a discussion of the impact of 9/11 on film and television, and the new anxieties emerging in contemporary alien-invasion narratives: the fear of a global technocracy that seeks to destroy the nuclear family, religious faith, local government, and other traditional bulwarks against the absolute state.
This three-volume set is a valuable resource for researching the history of American television. An encyclopedic range of information documents how television forever changed the face of media and continues to be a powerful influence on society. • Supplies historic context for why television shows were released at a particular moment in time • Covers key television genres—such as the western, sitcoms, crime shows, and variety programs—in detail • Provides readers with an understanding of the technical evolution of television that directly affected programming • Includes biographies of important individuals in the television industry
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Yakov Smirnoff, List of scandals with "-gate" suffix, Have Gun-Will Travel, Military-industrial complex, Snowclone, The Little Engine That Could, 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong, Eskimo words for snow, Dude, Where's My Car?, The new black, Considered harmful, What would Jesus do?, Got Milk?, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Every time you masturbate... God kills a kitten, It's the economy, stupid, The mother of all, No Sex Please, We're British, Thy name is, Very good very mighty, War to End All Wars. Excerpt: This is a list of actual or alleged scandals or controversies named with a "-gate" suffix, by analogy with the Watergate scandal. The suffix -gate derives from the Watergate scandal of the United States in the early 1970s, which resulted in the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon. The scandal was named after the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.; the complex itself was named after the "Water Gate" area where symphony orchestra concerts were staged on the Potomac River between 1935 and 1965. The suffix is used to embellish a noun or name to suggest the existence of a far-reaching scandal, particularly in politics and government. As a CBC News Online column noted in 2001, the term may "suggest unethical behaviour and a cover-up." The same usage has spread into languages other than English; examples of -gate being used to refer to local political scandals have been reported from Argentina, Germany, Hungary, Greece and the former Yugoslavia. Such usages have been criticised by commentators as clich d and misleading; James Stanyer comments that "revelations are given the 'gate' suffix to add a thin veil of credibility, following 'Watergate', but most bear no resemblance to the painstaking investigation of that particular piece of presidential corruption." Stanyer links...
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Listings and prices for more than 93,000 Golden Age through modern comics and images of 1,000 comic book covers, a first choice of comic book collectors seeking a user friendly reference.
A comprehensive guide to film contains entries discussing genres, the impact of motion pictures on society, studios, the technical processes involved in film production, and the history of the format.
This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.