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Surreal Estate

Author : Elliott James
ISBN : 9780316242585
Genre : Fiction
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John Charming. Ex knight. Current monster hunter. The line between reality and dream is never entirely clear under the best of circumstances. . .and when John Charming finds himself being hunted through a nightmare house, it is far from the best of circumstances. This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now.

Surreal Estate

Author : Jesi Lea Ryan
ISBN : 9781626498549
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Surreal Estate

Author : David Marlow
ISBN : 9780595169764
Genre : Fiction
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SURREAL ESTATE, David Marlow's wondrous and terrifying novel, calls to mind the cunning satire of Thomas Berger and Fay Weldon, the emotional vigor of A.M. Homes, and the plot-driven intensity of Stephen King. Dewey Walsey and his pregnant wife, Judith, have fled Hollywood to escape the disastrous, career-wrecking failure of "Silver Rainbow", the western epic he wrote. Their peaceful summer on an unpopulated island in Maine turns ominous as strange and surreal events begin to occur around their isolated cottage. Dewey begins to wonder if Judith's history of mental illness isn't to blame for these bizarre occurrences. On the day of a monstrous early winter blizzard, the electricity fails and Judith goes into labor, weeks ahead of schedule, and suffers a profound nervous breakdown. Alone against the elements, Dewey must deliver their premature baby while also caring for his wife's sudden and harrowing predicament. Alternating the reins of narration, Dewey and Judith each clarify their side of what they say really happened. Along the way, Marlow keeps tightening the suspense until the macabre puzzle comes together in a hair-raising finale. SURREAL ESTATE is an unsettling, darkly comic tale, full of startling secrets and never-racking surprises.

Rock Climbing Colorado

Author : Stewart M. Green
ISBN : 9780762763443
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state with routes ranging from 5.0 to 5.14.

How To Prosper In The Changing Real Estate Market Protect Yourself From The Bubble Now

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Tax Free Like Kind Exchanges

Author : Bradley T. Borden
ISBN : 9781887554633
Genre : Capital gains tax
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Housing And Home Unbound

Author : Nicole Cook
ISBN : 9781317363828
Genre : Business & Economics
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Housing and Home Unbound pioneers understandings of housing and home as a meeting ground in which intensive practices, materials and meanings tangle with extensive economic, environmental and political worlds. Cutting across disciplines, the book opens up the conceptual and empirical study of housing and home by exploring the coproduction of the concrete and the abstract, the intimate and the institutional, the experiential and the collective. Exploring diverse examples in Australia and New Zealand, contributors address the interleaving of money and materials in the digital commodity of real estate, the neoliberal invention of housing as a liquid asset and source of welfare provision, and the bundling of car and home in housing markets. The more-than-human relations of housing and home are articulated through the role of suburban nature in the making of Australian modernity, the marketing of nature in waterfront urban renewal, the role of domestic territory in subversive social movements such as Seasteading and Tiny Houses, and the search for home comfort through low-cost energy efficiency practices. The transformative politics of housing and home are explored through the decolonizing of housing tenure, the shaping of housing policy by urban social movements, the lived importance of marginal spaces in Indigenous and other housing, and the affective lessons of the ruin. Beginning with the diverse elements gathered together in housing and home, the text opens up the complex realities and possibilities of human dwelling.

Cloaking White Collar Crime In Hong Kong S Property Sector

Author : Yujing Fun
ISBN : 9781137506771
Genre : Social Science
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Hong Kong's anti-corruption agency, ICAC, is hailed as among the world's best having almost completely purged systemic corruption within a decade of its inception. This book explains how Hong Kong maintains the myth of a clean city and examines the prevalence of white collar crime in the city's property sector.

The Geopolitics Of Real Estate

Author : Dallas Rogers
ISBN : 9781783483341
Genre : Political Science
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A historical analysis of the geopolitics of real estate with settler-colonialism on the one side and the rise of über-wealthy foreign real estate investors on the other.

Nine Tenths Of The Law

Author : Hannah Dobbz
ISBN : 9781849351195
Genre : Political Science
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"Millions of foreclosed homes and abandoned buildings on one hand; millions of Americans desperate for decent shelter on the other. Hannah Dobbz makes the necessary addition of resources and needs in a book that is both a brilliant history of squatting in the USA and a template for the next stage of the Occupy movement.--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and Buda's Wagon How does "property" fit into designs for an equitable society? Nine-tenths of the Law examines the history of squatting and property struggles in the United States, from colonialism to twentieth century urban squatting and the foreclosure crisis of the late 2000s, and how such resistance movements shape the law. Stories from our most hard-hit American cities show that property is truly in crisis: One in five homes in Buffalo, NY, are abandoned. Our national housing vacancy rate is 14 percent. If we gave a house to every homeless person in the United States two-thirds of that stock would remain empty. In May of 2011, one in every 103 homes in Nevada was in foreclosure. Nine-tenths of the Law expands our understanding of property law and highlights recent tactics like creative squatting ventures and the use of adverse possession to claim title to vacant homes. Hannah Dobbz unveils the tangled relationship Americans have always had in creating and sustaining healthy communities. Hannah Dobbz is a writer, editor, filmmaker, and former squatter. In 2007 she produced a film about squatters in the Bay Area called Shelter. The film has screened widely at universities, bookstores, and community spaces, including the 2009 Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Space Law

Author : Francis Lyall
ISBN : 9781317051978
Genre : Law
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The opening of space to exploration and use has had profound effects on society. Remote sensing by satellite has improved meteorology, land use and the monitoring of the environment. Satellite television immediately informs us visually of events in formerly remote locations, as well as providing many entertainment channels. World telecommunication facilities have been revolutionised. Global positioning has improved transport. This book examines the varied elements of public law that lie behind and regulate the use of space. It also makes suggestions for the development and improvement of the law, particularly as private enterprise plays an increasing role in space.

The Other Side Of The Fence

Author : Sheila Croucher
ISBN : 9780292782389
Genre : Social Science
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A growing number of Americans, many of them retirees, are migrating to Mexico's beach resorts, border towns, and picturesque heartland. While considerable attention has been paid to Mexicans who immigrate to the U.S., the reverse scenario receives little scrutiny. Shifting the traditional lens of North American migration, The Other Side of the Fence takes a fascinating look at a demographic trend that presents significant implications for the United States and Mexico. The first in-depth account of this trend, Sheila Croucher's study describes the cultural, economic, and political lives of these migrants of privilege. Focusing primarily on two towns, San Miguel de Allende in the mountains and Ajijic along the shores of Lake Chapala, Croucher depicts the surprising similarities between immigrant populations on both sides of the border. Few Americans living in Mexico are fluent in the language of their new land, and most continue to practice the culture and celebrate the national holidays of their homeland, maintaining close political, economic, and social ties to the United States while making political demands on Mexico, where they reside. Accessible, timely, and brimming with eye-opening, often ironic, findings, The Other Side of the Fence brings an important perspective to borderlands debates.

Second Life In World Travel Guide Adobe Reader

Author : Sean Percival
ISBN : 0132714485
Genre : Computers
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Some new users to Second Life may find that it can be very difficult to navigate this new 3D space and even harder to find some of the more interesting places to visit. Many of the best places to visit in Second Life have remained a secret to the most active and seasoned users, until now! Now there is a guide for everyone who wants to access the top destinations on Second Life. “This book provides over 200 destinations in six areas - shopping, entertainment, education, real life in Second Life, adults only, and where to live” to “ over 100 top destinations in shopping, entertainment, adults only, virtual travel, education, and where to live. Answering questions like - where to go for a night out on the town, how to find the best shopping experience or find a specific area like Adidas. The book briefly covers the basics of navigating Second Life with tips on flying, teleporting and creating landmarks, then jumps into the main areas of travel. It also includes profiles of some of the people behind these locations. In most cases they are just as colorful as some of the places they create. Each location will be highlighted with a brief write up, screen shots, and location information.

The Haunts Horrors Megapack R

Author : Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN : 9781434443090
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The Haunts & Horrors Megapack offers everyting from ghosts to vampires, from things that go bump in the night to nameless presences -- and much more! Here are 31 tales to chill the blood, including: SURREAL ESTATE, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman BIRTHMARK, by Seabury Quinn THE MONKEY’S PAW, by W.W. Jacobs FUGUES, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro DEAD BABIES, by Lawrence Watt-Evans THE MUFFIN MAN, by Mike Brines THE SILENT MAJORITY, by Stephen Woodworth THE TOMB, by H.P. Lovecraft GONE, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman THE MEAT FOREST, by John Haggerty ETERNITY AND THE DEVIL, by Larry Hodges MISS FAVERSHAM’S ROOM, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce THE SHADOWS OF THE DEAD, by Louis Becke BONESY, by Larry Hodges VENGEANCE IN HER BONES, by Malcolm Jamieson LITTLE PIECES, by Matt Piskun THE MAN WHO LIVED by Raymond F. O’Kelley THE FOND NIGHTMARE, by Colin Azariah-Kribbs THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER, by M.R. James LOST PROPERTY, by David Anderson THE BLISSFUL HOUSE ON BLYSWORTH STREET, by Skadi meic Beorh THE BONE FLUTE, by M.E. Brines A FAULT AGAINST THE DEAD, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman BUCK, GLORY RAE, & THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, by John Gregory Betancourt THE HAUNTING OF DORIC LODGE, by James C. Stewart LUGAR DE LA PAZ, by B.N. Clark THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN, by Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton WHITE BEAUTY, by Cynthia Ward FEAR, by Guy de Maupassant GENIUS LOCI, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!

Ready Player One

Author : Ernest Cline
ISBN : 9781446493830
Genre : Fiction
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PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL ______________________ THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG Now available for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition, perfect for hardcore fans and collectors A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. ____________________________________ If you loved READY PLAYER ONE and can't wait for more, check out ARMADA, Ernest Cline's geek masterpiece! 'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN 'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail

Suburban Legends

Author : Sam Stall
ISBN : 1594740518
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Presents a collection of true crime stories and myths that happened in the suburbs.

Howling On Hold

Author : E.J. Russell
ISBN : 9781626499249
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Witch Under Wraps

Author : E.J. Russell
ISBN : 9781626499386
Genre : Fiction
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When supernatural secrets collide, it’ll take more than coffee to brew the perfect love. When Ky Hernández bonded with his familiar, Zuri, his life changed forever. Their connection turned him into a practicing witch and led him to his calling as a medimagical professional. However, it totally tanked his love life—what guy would settle for eternal second place behind a parrot? So Ky keeps his witchy nature under wraps and sticks to hookups with humans, which can never go anywhere. But the mouthwatering barista at the coffee shop next door makes him thirst for more than a caffeine fix. The charms Ewan Jones uses to appear human are inconvenient, disorienting, and . . . necessary. Ewan and his siblings are achubyddion, metaphysical healers whose powers are coveted by unscrupulous supernatural beings. And let’s face it: all supes are unscrupulous, given the right incentive. He’s grateful for the protections that hide his little family, and for the barista job that keeps them housed and fed. He’s just so lonely. And his regular, Ky, the super-hot, commitment-averse EMT, seems like the perfect candidate for a one-night shot at intimacy. After all, humans are no threat. It takes a clumsy coffee shop intern, a mysterious werewolf epidemic, and one snarky parrot to unravel their pasts—and give them a chance at a future.

The Feng Shui Matrix

Author : Kartar Diamond
ISBN : 0967193796
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Feng Shui Matrix reveals how we live in a parallel universe of energy that we can tap into with proper training. We learn how to harness the powerful but unseen influences that exist all around us and in every structure. The Feng Shui Matrix shows us many dozens of examples in how to manipulate those energies for better health, better relationships, and more financial potential. The solutions are affordable and practical, catering to both beginners as well as seasoned feng shui enthusiasts.

Kidding Around

Author : Alexander N. Howe
ISBN : 9781623561208
Genre : Social Science
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Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media is a collection of essays generated by a conference of the same title held at the University of the District of Columbia. The works gathered examine a variety of children's media, including texts produced for children (e.g., children's books, cartoons, animated films) as well as texts about children(e.g., feature-length films, literature, playground architecture, parenting guides). The primary goal of Kidding Around is to analyze and contextualize contested representations of childhood and children in various twentieth- and twenty-first-century media while accounting for the politics of these narratives. Each of the essays gathered offers a critical history of the very notion of childhood, at the same time as it analyzes exemplary children's texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These chapters depart from various methodological approaches (including psychoanalytic, sociological, ecological, and historical perspectives), offering the reader numerous productive approaches for analyzing the moments of cultural conflict and impasse found within the primary works studied. Despite the fact that today children are one of the most coveted demographics in marketing and viewership, academic work on children's media, and children in media, is just beginning. Kidding Around assembles experts from this inchoate field, opening discussion to traditional and non-traditional children's texts.

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