Midnight Taxi Tango

Author: Daniel Jose Older

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625671997

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Carlos Delacruz, Brooklyn’s most-notorious half-dead hit man, joins forces with teen wunderkind Kia Summers and the dapper gangster Reza Villalobos to stop a vicious underground cult that’s been snatching innocents off the streets of Bushwick. Soon they’re fighting off mutant baby ghost assassins, a very dead and very self-absorbed architect, and the mindless bureaucracy of death. Meanwhile, Carlos tries to unravel the mystery of the life he lived before his botched resurrection, and the twisted past smashes head-on into the even more twisted present in this stunning second installment of the critically acclaimed Bone Street Rumba series.
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Last Shot (Star Wars)

A Han and Lando Novel

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0525622152

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Han Solo and Lando Calrissian are reunited on the Millennium Falcon in a galaxy-spanning novel inspired by Solo: A Star Wars Story. But even the fastest ship in the universe can’t outrun the past. . . . THEN: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . . NOW: It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated. With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy. Praise for Last Shot “Action-packed in all the right ways.”—Tordotcom “A fun, breezy read, with plenty of humor, Ewok hackers, murderous robots, and rousing fight scenes as Han and Lando go from scrape to scrape [to] track down a long-forgotten enemy.”—The Verge “The flat-out funniest Star Wars novel to date.”—Alternative Nation
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From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

Author: Renée Ahdieh,Meg Cabot,Pierce Brown,Nnedi Okorafor,Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0425286703

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect holiday gift—a one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience that sheds new light on the original film. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars: • Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles. • Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot. • Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor. • Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin. • Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter’s final flight during the Rebellion’s harrowing attack on the Death Star. • Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin. Plus thirty-four more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Ben Acker • Renée Ahdieh • Tom Angleberger • Ben Blacker • Jeffrey Brown • Rae Carson • Adam Christopher • Zoraida Córdova • Delilah S. Dawson • Kelly Sue DeConnick • Paul Dini • Ian Doescher • Ashley Eckstein • Matt Fraction • Alexander Freed • Jason Fry • Kieron Gillen • Christie Golden • Claudia Gray • E. K. Johnston • Paul S. Kemp • Mur Lafferty • Ken Liu • Griffin McElroy • John Jackson Miller • Daniel José Older • Mallory Ortberg • Beth Revis • Madeleine Roux • Greg Rucka • Gary D. Schmidt • Cavan Scott • Charles Soule • Sabaa Tahir • Elizabeth Wein • Glen Weldon • Chuck Wendig All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past sixteen years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than eighty-eight million books to First Book.
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Midnight Tango

Author: Paradise Press, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576572313

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Temptation to Tango

Journeys of Intimacy and Desire

Author: Larry M. Sawyer,Irene D. Thomas

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412064139

Category: Music

Page: 191

View: 8929

You are invited to tango, the world's most sensual and intimate dance, through the stories and memoirs of two American tangueros. The Temptation to Tango: Journeys of Intimacy and Desire will take you where no other book on tango ever has. Short fictional pieces enter the world of tango through the dancer's eyes, heart, and skin; expository pieces provide background with lively accounts of tango's history and evolution, of personal experiences learning to tango, and of the pleasures and challenges of adding tango to our own lives. Alternating fiction and non-fiction the way we have is the only way to capture the multiple voices of tango. Ours is not a "how-to" manual or an historical treatise, but a tour of the erotic steam of crowded late night dance floors as well as the frightening challenges to body and heart. The Temptation to Tango: Journeys of Intimacy and Desire is divided into four parts: "The Lure", "The Reality", "The Challenge" and "The Reward". First, we explore tango's romantic allure, mysterious origins, and exotic dark side. The first short story is about a Catholic priest whose hidden life of tango is exposed. Next, we focus on why tango is so hard to learn; the stresses on the body and inner-world of emotion. We investigate the cultural issues around dominance and submission. Six more short stories tell tales of couples and singles who take-on the tango with very different goals and results. Even after mastery of the dance, challenges abound: the tango scene and how to fit into it, the intimacy factor and how far to take it, and the impact on established relationships. What one can get from persevering along the arduous tango trail is sensual and emotional fulfillment, rewards frequently lacking in our society.
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Tango Midnight

Author: Michael Cassutt

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429971738

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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It's 2005, and the world has changed. International terrorists have released a genetically modified disease, called X-Pox, on the world. There is no greater challenge to medicine than finding a cure. Biochem billionaire Tad Mikleszewski (called TM by nearly everyone) is a "space junkie" who has been the primary investor backing the Spacelifter project, a private attempt to build a single-stage to orbit vehicle. But Spacelifter's crucial test firing has failed, and TM is going to pull the plug. He has a better idea for getting himself into space....he'll buy research time on the International Space Station, to work on a cure for X-Pox. The Russians will sell him a seat on the Soyuz taxi vehicle for a mere $30 million. But the equipment in the Harmony Laboratory module was salvaged from old Russian military labs, and perhaps TM's skills are a little bit out of date. A tiny leak - a small hole in the seal of the isolation box where TM is manipulating the X-Pox pathogen, and Harmony is contaminated by the disease that kills within three weeks. Now it's a race against time, to rescue the crew and decontaminate the Space Station. NASA has a shuttle a month from launch, and if Astronaut Kelly Gessner can be retrained in decontamination procedures they can push that up two weeks. The Russians have a third Soyuz due off the assembly line, but Astronaut Mark Koskinen, NASA's chief of staff at Star City doesn't think they'll make it in time. But whether Russian or American, someone is going to have to get up there, and fast. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Salsa Nocturna

Bone Street Rumba Collection

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625672004

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malagueña. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in this collection of Bone Street Rumba tales. Chronologically, these stories come between Midnight Taxi Tango and Battle Hill Bolero.
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In Kalabrien

Author: Peter S. Beagle

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608110259

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Claudio lebt zurückgezogen in den Bergen Süditaliens, fernab von allem modernen Leben. Allein seine Katzen, Kühe und Ziegen leisten ihm Gesellschaft. Eines Tages geschieht etwas Unfassbares: Ein Einhorn taucht in dem Weinberg hinter seinem Haus auf. So atemberaubend und wunderschön das Einhorn ist, das urplötzlich vor ihm steht, es stellt Claudios Leben auf den Kopf. Der Plan, die Existenz des geheimnisvollsten aller Tiere geheim zu halten, scheitert. Und richtig gefährlich wird es, als neben aufdringlichen Journalisten auch gewalttätige Vertreter der Mafia sein abgeschiedenes Gut heimsuchen. Wie soll er, der nur den Postboten und seine anarchische Schwester als Freunde hat, das Einhorn schützen? »In Kalabrien« ist eine grandiose Liebeserklärung des weltbekannten Fantasyautors Peter S. Beagle an sein schönstes Geschöpf! »Peter S. Beagle ist ein sagenhafter Schriftsteller, ein Räuberprinz, der unterwegs ist, um die Herzen der Leser zu stehlen.« Tad Williams »Mit seiner eigenen und besonderen Magie lässt Peter S. Beagle Alltägliches wie Geister, Einhörner und Werwölfe in neuem Licht erstrahlen. Seit Jahren schätzt eine treue Leserschaft ihn als einen Wanderer in den Herzensgründen, die die Vernunft nicht kennt.« Ursula K. Le Guin, Autorin von »Der Magier der Erdsee«
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Youth Identities and Argentine Popular Music

Beyond Tango

Author: Pablo Semán,Pablo Vila

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137011513

Category: Music

Page: 198

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What are the main music preferences among the youth in Argentina? How do these preferences fit into Argentinean society, culture, and politics? The essays in this volume show how religion, class, ethnic, and gender issues in Argentina are constructed and negotiated through a variety of musical practices. Rock, cumbia, and romantic music elaborate gender, sexual, class, and ethnic identities for young people, whose socio-musical life goes beyond the traditional stereotypes of Argentina, tango, and passion.
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Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels

Bobby Dollar 1

Author: Tad Williams

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608105735

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Bobby Dollar ist ein Engel – und als Engel weiß er so ziemlich alles über die Sünden der Menschen. Er ist nämlich Anwalt für die jüngst Verstorbenen, um die zwischen Hölle und Himmel erbittert gekämpft wird. Neben seinen Geschäftsreisen zu den Opfern von Autounfällen, zu plötzlich an einer Herzattacke Verstorbenen treibt Bobby Dollar sich viel in himmlischen Bars und Vergnügungslokalen herum. Alles geht seinen gewohnten Gang, bis eines Tages die Seele eines Toten verschwunden ist. Hat »die andere Seite« sie gestohlen – der Anwalt der Hölle? Waren es Hintermänner im Himmel? Ein neues Kapitel im Krieg zwischen Himmel und Hölle beginnt, und der Engel Bobby steckt mittendrin ...
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Tote Dinge

Roman

Author: Stephen Blackmoore

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732515141

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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Nekromant ist so eine hässliche Bezeichnung, doch Erik Carter wird sie nicht mehr los. Er kann mit den Toten reden und hat diese Fähigkeit in ein lukratives Geschäft verwandelt. Manchmal verhilft er gequälten Seelen zu ihrem Frieden, manchmal sind die Aufträge viel gefährlicher. Den nächsten Fall nimmt er besonders ernst: Carters Schwester wird ermordet, und er will den Schuldigen bezahlen lassen. War es ein Gangster, ein Magier - oder etwas noch viel Schlimmeres?
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Film and Television Composers

An International Discography, 1920-1989

Author: Steve Harris

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 302

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Das Schwert der Dämmerung

Roman

Author: Saladin Ahmed

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641164761

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Dhamsawaat ist die Stadt aller Städte: Prachtvoll, einzigartig und alles überragend, ist sie seit Jahrhunderten Zentrum der Macht und Magie der vereinten Königreiche. Hier lebt auch der alternde Adoullah, der letzte große Ghul-Jäger. Eigentlich will Adoullah nur seine Ruhe, doch als immer mehr Menschen Opfer besonders grausamer Ghule werden, begibt er sich noch einmal auf die Jagd. Und macht gemeinsam mit seinem jungen Assistenten und einer geheimnisvollen Nomadin eine unglaubliche Entdeckung ...
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Accalia

Author: Kimberly Olsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479730483

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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In antiquity she was born, and on the modern streets she walks. Who is she? What is she? Half woman, half wolf, she represents everything we want to be and would fear ever to be. She is a wanderer and has lived in many places, but now we encounter her in her current abode of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She uses the name Diana and works as a sous-chef, in order to assimilate herself into normal life. She has many talents, and is gifted with keen insight. In her human form, she has an odd way of being able to help people, but her curse still afflicts her. She must kill to survive. Brutal murders are being discovered around the city, and a man investigating them will cross paths with her in a chance meeting. They encounter each other again, at a Tango dance hall, and neither would ever be the same after that. She has to be wary about her relationships with humans, but will she let herself go this time? Will she be able to explore human emotion on a deeper level, perhaps putting at risk the life of the very man who manages to open her heart? Will he find out that the woman he has fallen for is the very monster he is trying to catch? This is a chilling novel, but it also deals with the human psyche, duality, exploring other sides of ourselves, tapping into our senses, a womans power, vulnerability, love, detachment, mortality, societys hypocrisy, and of course- how appearances can be deceiving. Not only can appearances be deceiving, but often people dont even know themselves
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Digitale Drecksarbeit

Wie uns Facebook & Co. von dem Bösen erlösen

Author: Moritz Riesewieck

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432667

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Wer entscheidet, was wir sehen? Hunderttausende Fotos und Videos werden täglich im Internet hochgeladen. Darunter massenhaft verstörende Inhalte, voller Gewalt und Pornografie. Wie ist es möglich, dass wir als normale User kaum etwas davon sehen? Algorithmen können zwar bestimme Bildinhalte identifizieren, aber nicht einordnen. Deshalb durchforsten auf den Philippinen zahllose Billiglöhner im Auftrag der Mega-Konzerne Facebook, Twitter & Co. nach geheimen Regeln das Internet. Über ihre Arbeit dürfen sie nicht sprechen. Moritz Riesewieck gelang es, Menschen zu treffen, die uns vor Gräuelbildern bewahren und dafür ihr Seelenheil opfern. Sie können die Bilder im Kopf nicht so einfach löschen. Politische Inhalte, Kunst und Satire bleiben auf der Strecke. Wie manipuliert das unsere Sicht der Welt? Riesewieck verbindet eine packende Reportage mit verblüffenden Gedanken zur Macht der Bilder.
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On the Wilder Shores of Love

A Bohemian Life

Author: Lesley Blanch,Georgia de Chamberet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349005451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Most famous for The Wilder Shores of Love, her book about four women travellers, Lesley Blanch was a scholarly romantic and a bold writer. Her lifelong passion was for Russia, the Balkans and the Middle East. At heart a nomad, she spent the greater part of her life travelling the remote areas her books record so vividly. Edited by her goddaughter Georgia de Chamberet, who was working with her in her centenary year, this book collects together the story of Blanch's marriage, previously published only in French; a selection of her journalism which brings to life the artistic melting pot that was London between the wars; and a selection of her most evocative travel pieces. Illustrated with photos alongside a selection of line drawings by Lesley Blanch
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