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Starscape

Author : Brad Aiken
ISBN : 9780595135486
Genre : Fiction
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It is the year 2497, and Earth is about to come under attack by its former inhabitants. For nearly five centuries humans have peacefully coexisted with the Neanderthal descendants who they banished to the planet Teconea. But now, the Neanderthals want their home world back. They have amassed a vast armada, well concealed in the ion storms of the Orion system until Danny Stryker, a Federation trader, stumbles upon their secret. Humankind's best hope of survival against the powerful Teconean Empire, the Federation Defense System, is nearly complete. A potent new energy generator in the shape of an obelisk is the last key element needed to complete the FDS. Stryker discovers that the gilded obelisk is lost in time. The only hope for survival is to send someone back to nineteenth century California to retrieve it before the Teconean invasion is launched. An aficionado of the Old West, Stryker eagerly volunteers to make the trip. Fitting into the nineteenth century has its challenges, and to make matters worse, Teconean spies have infiltrated deep into the ranks of the Space Corps. The race through time and space is on. www.BradAiken.com

Beginning Java Game Development With Libgdx

Author : LEE STEMKOSKI
ISBN : 9781484215005
Genre : Computers
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Design and create video games using Java, with the LibGDX software library. By reading Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX, you will learn how to design video game programs and how to build them in Java. You will be able to create your own 2D games, using various hardware for input (keyboard/mouse, gamepad controllers, or touchscreen), and create executable versions of your games. The LibGDX library facilitates the game development process by providing pre-built functionality for common tasks. It is a free, open source library that includes full cross-platform compatibility, so programs written using this library can be compiled to run on desktop computers (Windows/MacOS), web browsers, and smartphones/tablets (both Android and iOS). Beginning Java Game Development with LibGDX teaches by example with many game case study projects that you will build throughout the book. This ensures that you will see all of the APIs that are encountered in the book in action and learn to incorporate them into your own projects. The book also focuses on teaching core Java programming concepts and applying them to game development. What You Will Learn How to use the LibGDX framework to create a host of 2D arcade game case studies How to compile your game to run on multiple platforms, such as iOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS How to incorporate different control schemes, such as touchscreen, gamepad, and keyboard Who This Book Is ForReaders should have an introductory level knowledge of basic Java programming. In particular, you should be familiar with: variables, conditional statements, loops, and be able to write methods and classes to accomplish simple tasks. This background is equivalent to having taken a first-semester college course in Java programming.

Cape May Stars Cape May Book 3

Author : Claudia Vance
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There are stars in Cape May … and not just in the sky. A big-budget movie is filming in Cape May, and one of the stars, Katherine Duffield, has rented out The Seahorse Inn for two months. Excitement overtakes Margaret and Liz until they receive the celebrity’s ridiculous list demands. Dave is thrilled at the chance to use his construction skills on the film set, but tension unexpectedly arises between him and Margaret. Irene, Dave’s sister, is back in town working on the film as a production assistant and starts to rethink her career change. Judy and Bob abruptly decide to travel abroad, but regret bringing their friends along. Sarah converts an old vacant bank into a coffeehouse while Mark’s long work trips cause her to question their relationship. Greg takes a leap toward his dream of opening a restaurant with the support of Liz, but is it the best choice for their family? In Book 3 of the Cape May Series, follow the excitement of new beginnings for the Cape May locals while a movie production sets the New Jersey Victorian beach town abuzz. This is Book 3 in the Cape May Series. It is recommended to start with Book 1, The Cape May Garden.

Aurora

Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN : 9780748126460
Genre : Fiction
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'What a saga! Scifi with honest, complex humanity, physics, biology, sociology' - Tom Hanks 'Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson's best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever' - Guardian Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. 'An accessible novel packed with big ideas, wonders, jeopardy and, at the end, a real emotional punch' SFX 'Aurora is Robinson's best book yet . . . Heart-wrenching, provocative' Scientific American 'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats' Sunday Times Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge The Memory of Whiteness A Short, Sharp Shock Antarctica The Years of Rice and Salt Galileo's Dream 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140 Red Moon

The 2nd Coming

Author : Edward J. McFadden
ISBN : 189009613X
Genre : Fiction
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THE 2ND COMING is Volume 2 of The Best of Pirate Writings, featuring science fiction & fantasy collected from the pages of Pirate Writings magazine. The stories are not about Pirates, nor are they "pirated". Pirate is more indicative of the attitude and ambition that set the magazine apart from the rest and made it one of the best small press speculative fiction magazines of its day. This collection features cutting edge fiction by well knowns, best sellers, Hugo winners, as well as up & comers. Featuring the talents of: Brendon Adams . Linda D. Addison . Kathryn J. Brown . G. William Cromer . Paul DiFilippo . Steve Hamilton . J.L. Hanna . Anthony J. Howard . Brett Hudgins . Mary Soon Lee . Lyn Lifshin . Edward J. McFadden . Tom Piccirilli . Brian Plante . Mike Resnick . Arthur J. Scott . Josepha Sherman . Allen Steele . Christopher Stires . Patrick Thomas . Jeffrey Valka Praise For Pirate Wrtings "FABULOUS...QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT." DEAN R. KOONTZ "SIGN ON UNDER THE FLAG OF MCFADDEN'S JOLLY ROGER NOW " ASIMOV'S "EXCELLENT." SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE

Redliners Second Edition

Author : David Drake
ISBN : 9781625790767
Genre : Fiction
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Now with a new afterword by David Drake! They were the toughest fighters in the galaxy- until they got used up. The mission: redemption-or death, The troops were walking dead already, so there wasn't much of a downside. Major Arthur Farrell and the troops of Strike Force Company C41 had seen too much war with the alien Kalendru. They had too many screaming memories to be fit for combat again, but they were far too dangerous to themselves and others to be returned to civilian life. The bureaucracy that administered human affairs arranged a final mission with the same ruthless efficiency as it conducted the war against the Kalendru. C41 would guard a colony being sent to a hell planet. If the troops succeeded, they might be ready to return to human society. When the mission went horribly wrong, Art Farrell and his troops found their lives on the line as never before, protecting civilians to whom bureaucratic injustice was a new experience. And there was one more thing... A story of soldiers and civilians, of hope and, possibly, redemption. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Hold Up The Sky

Author : Cixin Liu
ISBN : 9781838937638
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of award-winning hard science fiction short stories.

Imovie The Missing Manual

Author : David Pogue
ISBN : 9781491948460
Genre : Computers
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This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS. iMovie's sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book. The important stuff you need to know Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout. Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs. Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects. Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book. Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews. Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes. Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema.

The Outrageously Big Activity Play And Project Book

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ISBN : 0754803899
Genre : Amusements
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With over five hundred pages of fun activities--from painting and cooking to games and gardening--there is something for children to do both indoors and out, at any time of the day.

Boundless

Author : Jack Campbell
ISBN : 9780593198988
Genre : Fiction
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Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary may have saved the Alliance only to destroy it, in this thrilling and eagerly awaited continuation of the New York Times bestselling series. Geary believed in the Alliance. Even when he uncovered overwhelming evidence that the highest echelons of the government and fleet command were involved in secret programs and prison camps, he believed it was worth saving. And that his duty was to see that justice was served even though some factions feared that revealing the truth would cause the Alliance to crumble. But after narrowly surviving two assassination attempts when he brings evidence of the misdeeds to the capital star system, Geary realizes that some have decided the easiest way to make the Alliance's problems go away is to get rid of him. He finds himself ordered to undertake a perilous new mission outside of the reaches of human-occupied space while the Senate clashes over the evidence. Geary's warships must escort a diplomatic and scientific mission across the dangerous, disintegrating remnants of the Syndicate Worlds empire. But even if he can make it to Midway Star System, the gateway to alien-controlled space, Geary will face former Syndicate officials who have rebelled and regard the Alliance with deep suspicion. And that will be the easy part. . . .

Michelin Must Sees Grand Canyon Arizona

Author : Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN : 9782067192034
Genre : Travel
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For a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer, the brand-new Michelin Must Sees Grand Canyon & Arizona hits the highlights of this ruggedly beautiful area. Discover Red Rock Country with an off-road Jeep tour; drive along the Grand Canyon’s North Rim for breathtaking vistas; tour the set of hundreds of westerns at Old Tucson Studios; and explore the lush Sonoran Desert, home of the iconic saguaro cactus. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended restaurants and hotels, and Must Sees star-rating system.

The Outrageously Big Activity Play And Project Book

Author : Anness Publishing
ISBN : 184038123X
Genre : Amusements
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You'll find a mind-boggling selection of ideas to get your teeth, eyes, ears, hands, tummies and toes into action. Includes making things, painting fun, making music, a magic show, modeling fun, T-shirt fun, clowning around, and more fabulous activities.

Cardboard Vr Projects For Android

Author : Jonathan Linowes
ISBN : 9781785880995
Genre : Computers
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Develop mobile virtual reality apps using the native Google Cardboard SDK for Android About This Book Learn how to build practical applications for Google's popular DIY VR headset Build a reusable VR graphics engine on top of the Cardboard Java SDK and OpenGL ES graphics libraries The projects in this book will showcase a different aspect of Cardboard development—from 3D rendering to handling user input Who This Book Is For The book is for established Android developers with a good knowledge level of Java. No prior OpenGL or graphics knowledge is required. No prior experience with Google Cardboard is expected, but those who are familiar with Cardboard and are looking for projects to expand their knowledge can also benefit from this book. What You Will Learn Build Google Cardboard virtual reality applications Explore the ins and outs of the Cardboard SDK Java classes and interfaces, and apply them to practical VR projects Employ Android Studio, Android SDK, and the Java language in a straightforward manner Discover and use software development and Android best practices for mobile and Cardboard applications, including considerations for memory management and battery life Implement user interface techniques for menus and gaze-based selection within VR Utilize the science, psychology, mathematics, and technology behind virtual reality, especially those pertinent to mobile Cardboard VR experiences Understand Cardboard VR best practices including those promoted by Google Design Lab. In Detail Google Cardboard is a low-cost, entry-level media platform through which you can experience virtual reality and virtual 3D environments. Its applications are as broad and varied as mobile smartphone applications themselves. This book will educate you on the best practices and methodology needed to build effective, stable, and performant mobile VR applications. In this book, we begin by defining virtual reality (VR) and how Google Cardboard fits into the larger VR and Android ecosystem. We introduce the underlying scientific and technical principles behind VR, including geometry, optics, rendering, and mobile software architecture. We start with a simple example app that ensures your environment is properly set up to write, build, and run the app. Then we develop a reusable VR graphics engine that you can build upon. And from then on, each chapter is a self-contained project where you will build an example from a different genre of application, including a 360 degree photo viewer, an educational simulation of our solar system, a 3D model viewer, and a music visualizer. Given the recent updates that were rolled out at Google I/O 2016, the authors of Cardboard VR Projects for Android have collated some technical notes to help you execute the projects in this book with Google VR Cardboard Java SDK 0.8, released in May 2016. Refer to the article at https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/GoogleVRUpdateGuideforCardbook.pdf which explains the updates to the source code of the projects. Style and approach This project based guide is written in a tutorial-style project format, where you will learn by doing. It is accompanied by in-depth explanations and discussions of various technologies, and provides best practices and techniques.

Learn Work Play Twenty Years Of Etc Stories

Author : Brad King
ISBN : 9781794747531
Genre : Performing Arts
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The 2019/2020 academic year marks the 20th anniversary of the ETC. To celebrate, we’ve reached out to ETC alumni to capture their stories. We talked with alums about their experiences at the ETC, how it helped shape their work and career after they left, and how it has impacted the work they have done, and are doing. As a professional degree, the proof of ETC’s continued success is our amazing alumni, and we’ve tried to get a nice mix across the years and industries to help highlight the range of their work and accomplishments. This book captures twenty interviews, and we plan to continue talking with alumni to help share their stories.

Star Wars Battles That Changed The Galaxy

Author : Cole Horton
ISBN : 9780241555866
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explore the "Wars" in Star Wars as never before! Enter a galaxy ravaged by conflict and discover the complete story of the epic struggles that define the Star Wars movies. This ambitious ebook presents major galactic conflicts from an in-world "historical" perspective: each battle is depicted with captivating imagery, explored with newly commissioned maps, and explained through detailed analysis of tactics, famous commanders, legendary warriors, key moments, and its impact on wider galactic history. This is the perfect ebook for any Star Wars fan, budding military historian, or would-be rebel hero! © AND TM 2021 LUCASFILM LTD.

River Tyne

Author : Steve Ellwood
ISBN : 9781445640945
Genre : Photography
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This fascinating journey takes readers down the iconic River Tyne

The Sister Verse And The Throne Of Void

Author : Amelie C. Langlois
ISBN : 9781989515037
Genre : Fiction
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In the final book of the Sister Verse, the rogue ascendant and her grieving party must wander the wastes of a dying world, guided only by the promise of a bitter vengeance. The Dreadlands sink into the Glade once more, the allied nations have been rendered defenseless, and hope is revealed as a fleeting illusion. In a land ruled by hatred and despair, the story at last comes to its end. This book contains scenes of violence that may be unsuitable for some readers.

Stop Breakin Down

Author : John McManus
ISBN : 9780312274481
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award In a voice somewhere between Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Cobain, John McManus explores young people living in extreme situations. Some are in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, some in the Pacific Northwest, a few are in the Western deserts of Utah and Nevada, one is in England, and many are scattered throughout the Southern US. All are desperate for something beyond the ordinary lives that are given to them, and every one is absolutely unforgettable.

Typhon Pact 2 Seize The Fire

Author : Michael A. Martin
ISBN : 9781439167960
Genre : Fiction
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SEIZE THE FIRE Shortly after revealing its union with the Federation’s newest adversary—a coalition of galactic powers known as the Typhon Pact—the Gorn Hegemony suffers an ecological disaster that destroys the hatchery world of their critically important warrior caste. Fortunately, the Gorn had already been investigating traces of an ancient but powerful “quick terraforming” technology left behind by a long-vanished civilization. This technology, should it prove controllable, promises to restore their delicate biological and social status quo. But when a Gorn soldier prepares to use the technology to reshape the planet Hranrar into a new warrior-caste spawning ground, threatening to extinguish the native Hranrarii, he draws the unwanted attention of a mad Gorn trooper determined to bring the military caste into dominance. Meanwhile, as the U.S.S. Titan embarks upon a search for this potent technology in the hope of using it to heal the wounds the Federation sustained during the recent Borg crisis, Captain Riker must balance his responsibility for his crew’s safety against the welfare of the Hranrarii and his duty to the Prime Directive. With a menacing Typhon Pact fleet nipping at his heels, Riker must not only stop the Gorn warriors but also plumb the secrets of an ancient terraforming artifact. But of everyone serving aboard Titan, Commander Tuvok may be the only one who understands how dangerous such planet-altering technology can be, even when used with the best of intentions. . . .

Mirror Sight

Author : Kristen Britain
ISBN : 9780575099708
Genre : Fiction
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Karigan G'ladheon is a Green Rider - a seasoned member of the royal messenger corps whose loyalty and bravery have already been tested many times. And her final, explosive magical confrontation with Mornhavon the Black should have killed her. But rather than finding death, and peace, Karigan wakes to a darkness deeper than night. The explosion has transported her somewhere - and into a sealed stone sarcophagus - and now she must escape, somehow, before the thinning air runs out and her mysterious tomb becomes her grave. Where is she? Does a trap, laid by Mornhavon, lie beyond her prison? And if she can escape, will she find the world beyond the same - or has the magic taken her out of reach of her friends, home and King forever...? 'Kristen Britain is one of the most astonishing fantasy writers working today' Tess Gerritsen, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author.

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