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Masters of Doom

Author : David Kushner
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“To my taste, the greatest American myth of cosmogenesis features the maladjusted, antisocial, genius teenage boy who, in the insular laboratory of his own bedroom, invents the universe from scratch. Masters of Doom is a particularly inspired rendition. Dave Kushner chronicles the saga of video game virtuosi Carmack and Romero with terrific brio. This is a page-turning, mythopoeic cyber-soap opera about two glamorous geek geniuses—and it should be read while scarfing down pepperoni pizza and swilling Diet Coke, with Queens of the Stone Age cranked up all the way.” —Mark Leyner, author of I Smell Esther Williams Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to co-create the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake—until the games they made tore them apart. Americans spend more money on video games than on movie tickets. Masters of Doom is the first book to chronicle this industry’s greatest story, written by one of the medium’s leading observers. David Kushner takes readers inside the rags-to-riches adventure of two rebellious entrepreneurs who came of age to shape a generation. The vivid portrait reveals why their games are so violent and why their immersion in their brilliantly designed fantasy worlds offered them solace. And it shows how they channeled their fury and imagination into products that are a formative influence on our culture, from MTV to the Internet to Columbine. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what it’s like to be young, driven, and wildly creative. From the Hardcover edition.

The Black Dogs of Doom

Author : Anthony Masters
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The Ness - 600. A time and place of peace, until the black dogs arrive, spreading discord and ultimately doom. But that is many years ago, and Simon and his mother are unaware of their links to this far away time when they come to live with old Mrs Chemaly and her old, battered book. Ages 10+.

Id Software Games

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Hexen Ii, Orcs

Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil

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Doctor Doom teams with the Masters of Evil, Magneto, and the Sinister Six to seek out a legendary source of power he plans to use for himself.

Contemporary Authors

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Master of the Dead Harbinger of Doom Volume 8

Author : Glenn G. Thater
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Vampires. Zombies. Wendigo. There’s a million books about them, and of similar paranormal, undead creatures. Sparkly cutesy ones. Vicious evil ones. Heroic ones. Impossible to kill ones. Slow and fast ones. Some books even purport to tell you of their origins. Well, they’re all bunk and bother, as Ob would say. Nothing but humbug. This eighth volume of the Harbinger of Doom saga is different. It reveals the truth about those creatures. About where they really came from. About the terrible threat they posed and may still pose today. And about the brave folk of days long past that stopped them from overrunning the world. BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM THE FALLEN ANGLE KNIGHT ETERNAL DWELLERS OF THE DEEP BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN GODS OF THE SWORD THE SHAMBLING DEAD MASTER OF THE DEAD SHADOW OF DOOM VOLUME 10+ (forthcoming) HARBINGER OF DOOM (Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume) THE HERO AND THE FIEND (A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE GATEWAY (A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim) THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) Keywords: free, fantasy, horror, sword and sorcery, norse myths and legends, free epic fantasy, fiction, books, best, top novels, top series, book bundle, book set, free metaphysical & visionary, dark fantasy, gods, demons, wizards, adult fantasy, best novels, best books, best series, google books, fantasy bundle, free horror, free thriller, free action & adventure, cheap books, ebooks, teen ebooks, free myths & legends, norse & Viking, urban fantasy, paranormal, sword & sorcery, norse, epic, epic fantasy, glenn g. thater, free epic fantasy, free, free book, free ebook, free fantasy, fiction books, best novels, top novels, best series, free metaphysical & visionary, dark fantasy, gods, demons, wizards, top novels, free horror, free thriller, free action & adventure, action, adventure, teen ebooks, free myths & legends, free norse, free viking, urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy, free sword & sorcery, best books, google play, science fiction, speculative fiction, trilogy. Similar to books by or about: George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, Steven Erikson, Michael Moorcock, David Eddings, Glen Cook, Joe Abercrombie, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, H.P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, Conan, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, Marion Zimmer Bradley, R. Scott Bakker, Robert Jordan, Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, Stephen Donaldson. Sword & sorcery fantasy Myths viking celtic free dark urban historical adventure genre fiction men's sea bundle series boxed humor mystery thriller suspense greek magic armor collections sagas juvenile angels demons dragons elf ghost god vampire witch pirates horror romance Arthurian coming of age visionary norse superhero zombies paranormal dystopian action teen medieval general best top author bella forest; fiction; fantasy book; game of thrones; science fiction; mystery; fantasy; george r.r. martin; a shade of vampire; harry potter; stephen king; dungeons and dragons; horror books; game of thrones' books; fantasy books; vampire; fiction books; dragons; paranormal; brandon sanderson; zombie; wheel of time; lord of the rings; j.k. rowling; bella forrest; diana gabaldon; jack thorne; john tiffany; jeff wheeler; george r.r. martin; d.k. holmberg; charlene hartnady; charlie n. holmberg; shannon mayer; patricia briggs; k.f. breene; g.l. breedon; neil gaiman; emma l. adams; jasmine walt; brandon sanderson; jaymin eve; black crouch; bernhard hennen; james sullivan; jonathan moeller; melissa f. olson; terry brooks; linsey hall; j.r. rain; dima zales; james maxwell; rebecca hamilton; jim butcher; j.r.r. tolkien; tim pratt; robert jordan;

Computer Games and Technical Communication

Author : Asst Prof Jennifer deWinter
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Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Contributors engage with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work.

Gaming

Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
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Boasting vivid graphics, rapid pacing, and complex narratives, electronic games have evolved both visually and substantially since the early days of Spacewar! and Pong. By allowing users to explore fictional universes, engage in stealth missions, play like their favorite athletes or musicians, and imagine realities both similar to and far-removed from their own, electronic games appeal to a variety of individuals and interests. This absorbing volume details the development of electronic gaming including arcade and early home video consoles through massive multiplayer online games, and examines some of the most popular games of all time.

Hunting Season

Author : P. T. Deutermann
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Edward Kreiss is a retired FBI agent--a manhunter whose specialty is making rogue operatives disappear. When Kreiss's daughter vanishes in the backwoods of rural West Virginia, and the FBI has no leads to follow, Kreiss follows his own--with a vengeance. Exercising the lethal maneuvers that made him the best "sweeper" in the business, Kreiss plunges back into action--this time as the dangerous loner he was once trained to kill. Unknown to Kreiss, corrupt agency brass have their own reasons for keeping the kidnapping low-profile--and making the job of eliminating Kreiss high priority. Called in to take him down is a deadly female assassin with a killer instinct that surpasses that of her prey. Now, as hunter becomes hunted, Kreiss finds himself and his daughter trapped in an elaborate game of political scandal and personal revenge. And whatever secret has been buried by Kreiss's elusive enemies is sure to trigger open season on anyone who discovers it.

New Media

Author : Martin Lister
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New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new ‘Virtual Camera’ case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.

The Time Masters Jon Kirk of Ares

Author : Gary Lovisi
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A Scientific Romance inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter series and set upon the faraway planet of Ares, The Time Masters is the fifth volume in this great new series of sword-and-planet adventures!

Doom Prophecy

Author : Don Pendleton
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STONY MAN The men and women of the covert defense team Stony Man were handpicked because they believe in a cause, driven by a passion that sends them into daily battle against impossible odds. The computer wizardry of the agency's cybernetics team enables the two action units to strike multiple blows for justice against the world's predators. But now, even the cloak of secrecy around Stony Man isn't enough protection from the notorious cybercriminal KA55ANDRA…. DOOM PROPHECY She claims to be prophetess of a new age, but her agenda of destruction is aimed directly and very personally at one powerful man inside one of America's highest offi ces. Her reign of terror is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of lawmen, soldiers and intelligence operatives and shows no sign of stopping. Her destructive genius is fueled by white-hot vengeance, and she's not above spreading mass murder across the globe to achieve it. For Stony Man, it's a showdown of blood and justice that's as personal as it gets.

Heaven in the American Imagination

Author : Gary Scott Smith
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Does heaven exist? If so, what is it like? And how does one get in? Throughout history, painters, poets, philosophers, pastors, and many ordinary people have pondered these questions. Perhaps no other topic captures the popular imagination quite like heaven. Gary Scott Smith examines how Americans from the Puritans to the present have imagined heaven. He argues that whether Americans have perceived heaven as reality or fantasy, as God's home or a human invention, as a source of inspiration and comfort or an opiate that distracts from earthly life, or as a place of worship or a perpetual playground has varied largely according to the spirit of the age. In the colonial era, conceptions of heaven focused primarily on the glory of God. For the Victorians, heaven was a warm, comfortable home where people would live forever with their family and friends. Today, heaven is often less distinctively Christian and more of a celestial entertainment center or a paradise where everyone can reach his full potential. Drawing on an astounding array of sources, including works of art, music, sociology, psychology, folklore, liturgy, sermons, poetry, fiction, jokes, and devotional books, Smith paints a sweeping, provocative portrait of what Americans-from Jonathan Edwards to Mitch Albom-have thought about heaven.

King Henry VI

Author : William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare s King Henry VI

Author : William Shakespeare
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Grammar First

Author : Ray Barker
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Grammar First is a differentiated programme designed to compliment Write First and Spelling First. This supplementary series of textbooks and teacher files for Years 7, 8 and 9 uses a keep it simple approach to enable both specialists and non-specialists to teach writing for their own subject. The texts examine model texts that illustrate rules, encouraging students to apply the grammar they learn and to consolidate it in their writing across all curriculum subjects. It develops grammar skills within a textual context targeting the Sentence Level Objectives of the Framework for Teaching English, with a cross-curricular emphasis. It builds on Primary NLS models by providing a complete supplementary course.

The Nile and Its Masters Past Present Future

Author : Jean Kerisel
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The Pharoahs were masters of the Nile: they had a detailed understanding of the ways of the river. Modern Egyptians see themselves as heirs to this tradition, and as owners of the Nile waters. In the 1960's, Egypt decided to protect its increasingly-populated Nile valley from the ravages of annual flooding by building a dam. A relatively small dam in the valley of Nubia, in the region of Tushka, would have enabled the excess floodwaters to safely be diverted towards the fossil valley of the pre-Nile. However, it was decided to select a site near Aswan, making it necessary to inundate more than 250km of river valley. Over the years, this strategy has been revealed to have been faulty, and numerous irrigation schemes in upriver countries have progressively reduced the amount of water descending into Egypt. The dire warning of the 14th century oracle appears to be prophetic: "the water of the river in my country will be stopped from reaching yours, which I shall cause to die of thirst..."

Doom of the Darksword

Author : Margaret Weis
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Born without magic, Joram was one of the Dead, denied the throne of Merilon. For years, he lived among outlaws, surviving by wit and sleight-of-hand. Now, wielding the powerful, magic absorbing Darksword, Joram retums to the enchanted Kingdom that once was his home to win revenge and claim his birthright. Here he will test Bishop Vanya and his fierce army of Duuk-tsarith in a battle unlike any their world has known. Joined by the scholarly catalyst Saryon, the young mage Mosiah, and the trickster Simkin, Jorma confronts the shattering secret of his past and discovers the ancient prophecy that puts the fate of the world in his hands--the hands that forged the Darksword.

The REAL PROPHET of DOOM KISMET INTRODUCTION PENDULUM FLOW

Author : Dwayne W. Anderson
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If The COSMOS could be divided into QUADRANTS of CONSTELLATIONS, look for LIFE on OTHER PLANETS; in, QUADRANTS `-23, `-32; and, `-13!!!!!~ A “NEW” `-KIND OF “NUMEROLOGY”; CALLED “PENDULUM FLOW” - IT’S WITH `-GOD’S INNER/OUTER WORKINGS `-WITH; AND, `-FROM; HIS `-DIVINE “HOLY(-)SPIRIT”!!!!!~ “PENDULUM LEVEL” = “CHANGE”!!!!!~ “CHANCE” = “PENDULUM FLOW”!!!!!~ “PENDULUM FLOW” = “`-CLOCKWORK”; OF, THE UNIVERSAL `-GOD’S; `-”HOLY(-)SPIRIT”!!!!!~ A “NEW” KIND OF `-NUMEROLOGY; THAT IS NOT, `-OF THE OCCULT; AS, IT IS NO LONGER CONCEALED; BUT IS REVEALED, `-BY `-GOD; AND, HIS DIVINE “HOLY(-)SPIRIT”; AND IS OF COURSE, OF A “RIGHTEOUS”; AND, `”DIVINE” `-INTERVENTION; `-OF `-GOD’S `-HAND-`!!!!!~ (“IT IS THE GLORY OF `-GOD TO CONCEAL A MATTER, BUT THE `-GLORY OF KINGS IS TO SEARCH OUT A MATTER.” (PROVERBS 25:2)!!!!!~ (=) RECIPROCAL-SEQUENCE’ -{(252)}-) `-WHOM, WAS TO BE `-SITTING; AT, THE “RIGHT” `HAND; OF `-GOD, `UPON; `-HIS RESURRECTION (=) `-“JESUS CHRIST”!!!!!~ `AND; `-WHOM, WAS `-EVERYTHING; `CREATED, `-WITH, AND; `-THROUGH (=) THE UNIVERSAL FATHER `-GOD’S SON (=) `-“JESUS CHRIST”!!!!!~ `-A; “PENDULUM FLOW”!!!!!~’ There is the -”THEORY of EVOLUTION”!!!!!~ There is ALSO, The -THEORY; and/or, LAW; of “CARDINAL NUMBERS”!!!!!!~ These NUMBERS; ALL PROVE, -that; there, is `-a; -`UNIVERSAL `-GOD, `-that `-EXISTS!!!!!~ The `”THEORY”; and/or, `”LAW” of `”CARDINAL NUMBERS”!!!!!~ `-It `-BEATS; `”-EVOLUTION-”!!!!!~ `-GOD’S “HOLY(-)SPIRIT” (=) `-A/THE 360 INVERSE SPHERICAL/SPIRITUAL LAW OF FORCE!!!!!~ ({/}) `-A/THE 360 INVERSE SPHERICAL/SPIRITUAL LAW OF RECIPROCITY!!!!!~ `-MATHEMATICAL “PENDULUM FLOW” EQUATION: [IF (a); AND/OR, (b) EQUALS (0 -to- 9); AND, IF (a) DOES NOT EQUAL (b); AND/OR, IF (b) DOES NOT EQUAL (a); THEN, {(ab) = RECIPROCAL = (ba)} (=) `-GOD’S `ACTIVE “SPIRIT” `FORCE (=) GOD’S `LAW OF `RECIPROCITY]!!!!!~ “THE PURE LANGUAGE `-NUMEROLOGY” (=) THE EQUATIONS OF `“-PENDULUM FLOW”!!!!!~

Masters of American Literature

Author : Gordon Norton Ray
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