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  • Leviathan and Behemoth

    Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:50

    The action is nonstop in Westerfelds thrilling sequel to last years Leviathan, fans of that book wont be disappointed. Its 1914 in the authors alternate world, the great powers are moving toward full scale war, and Deryn, still posing as a boy, has found a place as a midshipman aboard the gigantic, living British airship Leviathan as it sails east on its secret mission to Istanbul. When Austria Hungary enters the conflict, her friend Alek, the runaway heir to that empire, realizes that he must escape from the airship to avoid imprisonment, giving Deryn a chance not just to help Alek but to change the course of the whole barking war. Battles abound between eccentric fighting machines and even stranger fabricated beasties as Deryn and Alek prove their courage and ingenuity while putting themselves in harms way. This exciting and inventive tale of military conflict and wildly reimagined history should captivate a wide range of readers. Thompsons evocative and detailed spot art only sweetens the deal.

  • Vampire Boy's Good Night

    Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:43

    When the sun goes down and everything is wonderfully cold and dark, a vampire boy and a little witch go searching for children in the night.

    But this is no ordinary night. It is Halloween, and what they find may surprise them. . . .

  • The Sounds of Star Wars

    Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:30

    Any Star Wars fan can mimic Darth Vaders voice or Chewbaccas roar with ease. But how many of them would be able to identify the lions roar used in the sound of the Millenium Falcons engine? In this aurally astonishing and visually engaging book, New York Times best selling author J. W. Rinzler reveals the illuminating history of the sounds that make the Star Wars universe so believable, as recounted by their creator, legendary sound designer Ben Burtt. An attached sound module with an exterior speaker and headphone jack lets readers listen to more than 250 unique sound effects, and more than 300 photographs illustrate the epics many memorable scenes. From the first films to the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, The Sounds of Star Wars is Star Wars as youve never heard it before.

  • Zero Hour

    Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:35

    Overlord is reborn, and has developed the chilling ability to move from body to body, erasing the host's personality and ultimately killing them, forcing him to hop from victim to victim. He must find Otto, the only host designed to contain him, and for that he needs the location of H.I.V.E. He also plans to take control of a secret US Army facility that is home to the Autonomous Weapon Programme, a computer-controlled system uniquely vulnerable to his control. Nero is forced to activate Zero Hour, a plan designed to deal with any member of G.L.O.V.E. on the brink of true global domination. Nero also knows that Otto must not be allowed to fall into Overlord's hands, and a desperate race across the globe begins. The stage is set for a final battle with Overlord. Little do they know that he has a final weapon in his arsenal, on a scale unlike anything they have ever seen before.

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: Zero Hour, overlord, walden

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  • Whoops!

    Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:35

    We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson, or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans? If you want to know, but are the sort of person who finds it hard to tell the difference between a CDO, a CDS, an MBS, and a toasted cheese sandwich, John Lanchester has mastered the finer points of finance so you don't have to. In Whoops! he explains, in language everyone can understand, what really happened and what on earth we do next.

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: Whoops!, economy, bankers, crash

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