The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop. These are its strange tales.
Author: Simon Stålenhag
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The basis for the new Amazon Prime Original Series! Perfect for fans of E.T. and Stranger Things—the first narrative artbook from acclaimed author and artist Simon Stålenhag about a fictionalized suburban town in the 1980s inhabited by fantastic machines and strange, imaginative beasts. In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop. These are its strange tales. From the same author who wrote the imaginative artbook The Electric State, this “haunting,” (The Verge) “sophisticated sci-fi” (The Nerdist) follows the bizarre stories from otherworldly creatures and is a page-turner you won’t be able to put down.
"Roleplaying in the '80s that never was"--Front cover.
Author: Simon Stålenhag
Category: Artists' books
"Scifi artist Simon Stålenhag's paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have won global acclaim. In this multiple award-winning roleplaying game, you get to step into the amazing world of the Loop."--Back cover.
This is the beginning of a series of mysteries that lead the children out into the wilderness of The Loop and down into its secret tunnels.
Author: Free League Publishing
There are rumors of a mechanical contraption that roams around the fields outside the small communities of the Mälaren Islands. At the same time, flyers asking for information on lost pets are increasing on the bulletin board outside the grocery store. On TV, the weatherman speaks of "random storm gusts" - and hasn't there been severely bad weather the past few nights? This is the beginning of a series of mysteries that lead the children out into the wilderness of The Loop and down into its secret tunnels. But what does this all have to do with the long-awaited summer camp, the magnetrine ship Susi Talvi, and the 1969 moon landing? This is a 124-page full-color hardback module to the multiple award-winning Tales from the Loop roleplaying game. Made in the UK.
Simon Stålenhag is back. In his new artbook Things From The Flood, Stålenhag continues the stories of Tales From The Loop, memories of a Nordic childhood infused with strange machines and weird creatures from other dimensions.
The Loop is closed. Life is returning to normal when the pastoral countryside is suddenly flooded by dark water from the huge abandoned underground facility. Rumors spread in classrooms and schoolyards, stories about the flood and how it has brought something with it. One thing is clear: the past is not ready to be forgotten. Simon Stalenhag is back. In his new artbook Things From The Flood, Stalenhag continues the stories of Tales From The Loop, memories of a Nordic childhood infused with strange machines and weird creatures from other dimensions. In Things From The Flood, Stalenhag moves his focus from the 80s to the 90s, the decade of great change when the outside world truly came to Scandinavia. These are tales of the trials of youth, of schoolyard hazings, of first kisses, of finding yourself - and robots."
Loops, suchas the FOR loop orWHILE loop, areprogramming
constructsforrepeating a set ofinstructions untilsometermination criterion is met.
Two primary things define a loop: 1) What you do inside the loop, and 2) the
conditions to stop ...
Author: Jeremy Kubica
Publisher: Jeremy Kubica
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Have you ever thought that computer science should include more dragons and wizards? Computational Fairy Tales introduces principles of computational thinking, illustrating high-level computer science concepts, the motivation behind them, and their application in a non-computer—fairy tale—domain. It's a quest that will take you from learning the basics of programming in a blacksmith's forge to fighting curses with recursion.Fifteen seers delivered the same prophecy, without so much as a single minstrel to lighten the mood: an unknown darkness threatens the kingdom. Suddenly, Princess Ann finds herself sent forth alone to save the kingdom. Leaving behind her home, family, and pet turtle Fido, Princess Ann must face goblin attacks, magical curses, arrogant scholars, an unpleasant oracle, and rude Boolean waiters. Along the way she must build a war chest of computational knowledge to survive the coming challenge.
Alas, another philosopher convincingly showed that the example is flawed and
that Hanley's claim that there is no causal loop in his story “is unjustified.”109
From an entertainment point of view, however, eliminating causal loops is going
Author: Paul J. Nahin
This book contains a broad overview of time travel in science fiction, along with a detailed examination of the philosophical implications of time travel. The emphasis of this book is now on the philosophical and on science fiction, rather than on physics, as in the author's earlier books on the subject. In that spirit there are, for example, no Tech Notes filled with algebra, integrals, and differential equations, as there are in the first and second editions of TIME MACHINES. Writing about time travel is, today, a respectable business. It hasn’t always been so. After all, time travel, prima facie, appears to violate a fundamental law of nature; every effect has a cause, with the cause occurring before the effect. Time travel to the past, however, seems to allow, indeed to demand, backwards causation, with an effect (the time traveler emerging into the past as he exits from his time machine) occurring before its cause (the time traveler pushing the start button on his machine’s control panel to start his trip backward through time). Time Machine Tales includes new discussions of the advances by physicists and philosophers that have appeared since the publication of TIME MACHINES in 1999, examples of which are the chapters on time travel paradoxes. Those chapters have been brought up-to-date with the latest philosophical thinking on the paradoxes.
But touching her skill in minstrel lore - with her , each oak - tree has its tale , each loop of Annanwater its tradition , and every green knowe or holly - bush , its
ballad of true love , or song of knightly bravery . ” “ But the story of her sister's
55 of how the parabola fastens up into a loop. In summary, we can say that E(R)
always consists of loops, either just one, or a pair of disjoint loops. Now why
should this be so? Well, we know that E is a nonsingular curve, which means that
Author: Avner Ash
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Elliptic Tales describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics—the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. In this book, Avner Ash and Robert Gross guide readers through the mathematics they need to understand this captivating problem. The key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, which may appear simple, but arise from some very deep—and often very mystifying—mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics.
First we did some loops. Don talked me all the way through it. “Lower the nose,
right about there. No, a little lower, that's it. Now hold it there till you get to 160
knots. Okay now pull back hard, look at the wing till it gets 90 degrees to the
Author: Carol Ann Young
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a story about one womans journey through life. Her journey began in a small town during the 1940s and follows her through many steps from being a housewife and mother, raising four children and surviving two failed marriages to pursuing a career and learning how to fly an airplane something which changed her life forever. This story is about the freedom and joy of flight, and much more. It is about family, confidence, exploration, adventure and making friends. It is about facing disappointment and finding the courage to persevere, about challenging yourself and meeting life head on. It is as story filled with much inspiration and hope.
37 ingly short; in commonstout twine, less than an inch being sufficient to form the loop. The above method of forming it is the simplest to describe, although not the
most rapid in practice; as it may be made in much less time by crossing the two ...
From this wound a loop of intestine hung and had been dragged inthedirt. Peter
set up a drip because the little creature was showing signsof dehydration. The
staff thenmoved the baby onto aclean tarpaulinthat would have toserveas an ...
Author: Roy Aronson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
When do you watch a wild animal suffer and let nature take its course, and when do you intervene? In his more than twenty-five years as an African vet, Roy Aronson has tended to a two-ton rhino that lost its horn after colliding with a concrete wall, facilitated the miraculous recovery of a squirrel monkey, performed eye surgery on a lion out in the bush, and treated a hedgehog that had been mauled by a dog. He has also worked with some of Africa’s most dedicated conservationists and wildlife veterinarians. He has witnessed their passion and bravery and been with them when hard decisions had to be made. Tales of an African Vet brings together Dr. Aronson’s adventures in a rare behind-the-scenes look at those who treat wild animals in their natural habitats. Whether you are drawn to outdoor adventure stories, African wildlife, or the veterinarian’s trade, you will find this a riveting read, filled with rich insights into both the animal and human cultures of Africa.
Come freely to one of the loops , for you've nothing to fear so long as you are in
converse with an officer of the 55th . " " What is your will , Quarter - Master — what
is your will ? I know the 55th , and believe it to be a brave regiment , though I ...
And not just by Smith and Lovecraft! In this arcane volume you will read Tsathogguan tales old and new by various writers, chronicling the horrors of the amorphous amphibian's descent into new decades and deeper waters.
Author: Robert M. Price
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
Can a god be a pet? Even a devil-god who relishes human sacrifice? It is hard to deny that for his creator and godfather, Clark Ashton Smith and H. P. Lovecraft, Tsathoggua was exactly that. They found the Saturnian-Hyperborean-N'klaian toad-bat-sloth-deity as cute and adorable as horrific, and this strange ambivalence echoes throughout their various tales over which Great Tsathoggua casts his batrachian shadow! Some are droll fables of human foibles; others are terrifying adventures of human delvers who perish in the fire of a religious fanaticism fully as awful as its super-sub-human object of worship. Tsathoggua has inspired many types of stories in many moods. And not just by Smith and Lovecraft! In this arcane volume you will read Tsathogguan tales old and new by various writers, chronicling the horrors of the amorphous amphibian's descent into new decades and deeper waters. The mere fact that such a thing is possible attests mightily the power of the modern myth of Tsathoggua, and the men who created him!This book is part of an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction and related topics. Call of Cthulhu fiction focuses on single entities, concepts, or authors significant to readers and fans of H.P. Lovecraft.Contents and authors in order --From the Parchment of Pnom (Clark Ashton Smith)The Seven Geases (Clark Ashton Smith)The Testament of Athammaus (Clark Ashton Smith)The Tale of Satampra Zeiros (Clark Ashton Smith)The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles (Clark Ashton Smith)Shadow of the Sleeping God (James Ambuehl)The Curse of the Toad (Loay Hall and Terry Dale)Dark Swamp (James Anderson)The Old One (John Glasby)The Oracle of Sadoqua (Ron Hilger)The Horror Show (GaryMyers)The Tale of Toad Loop (Stanley C. Sargent)The Crawling Kingdom (Rod Heather)The Resurrection of Kzadool-Ra (Henry J. Vester III)
He spied the rock formations with care as he made a large loop in the cord. The
air whistled in his ears as the ground came closer. He knew the flight would be
over in only seconds. There was no time to think. With a desperate heave, Rey ...
Author: Kent L. Olsen
Peace has reigned in the magic Queendom of Kalindia for centuries. The tides of evil, which were thought to be contained and sealed under a mountain, now slowly infiltrate the highest ranks of the Queendom. Two sisters, heirs to the throne and The White Book of Magic, must decide the fate of Kalindia. When one sister suffers a flying accident, the crown is bestowed upon the least likely sister. Kalindia, a land filled with magical creatures, harmony, and lore, will soon be challenged by the despotic Kingdom of Nurland. Evil creatures, bred solely for destruction and terror, and controlled by the absolute power of the High Wizard Nur, wait in the shadows for battle. Outnumbered and ill-prepared, Kalindia's only hope rests with its young and inexperienced Queen and her alliance with her devoted adventurers. Their quest-to withstand the thrust of the dark power-hinges on an impossible deed: the recovery of The White Book of Magic. The battle must be joined. The fight for the future of Kalindia will begin, and all its inhabitants' lives are about to change. Forever.
Cowboys hadn't been invented yet. It was Pecos Bill who invented them. It
happened this way: Bill asked the fellows, “How do you catch them steers and
cows?” “Well,” they said, “we take a rope, and make it into a loop, and lay it on the
Author: Richard Erdoes
From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology. In this wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales, everyone and everything is larger than life and bragging is elevated into an art form. Many of these stories are of real people and real events; more than a few, however, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But even if it is far from established that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were able to kill three men with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they come vividly to life here as beloved characters who have become part of the fabric of the American imagination. With black-and white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
... she said , with her with which the earth obeys her laws , indiffe - mouth at a loop , " and tell me what I ought rent to the ... not know how to advise you , though
to the loops , in order to ascertain the state of you are my own sister ' s daughter !
He tuck'n ben' down a hick'ry saplin', growin' in de fence-cornder, en tie one een'
un a plow- line on de top, en in de udder een' he fix a loop-knot, en dat he fasten
wid a trigger right in de crack. Nex' mawnin' w'en ole Brer Rabbit come slip- ...
Author: Joel Chandler Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, and their animal friends populate a series of stories collected on a Georgia plantation during the Civil War.
The. Immortal. In a world a little different from our own, all people were governed
by one woman. Her name was Gia Panta. To speak of her would cause all the
organs in your body to loop-de-loop, your nerves to quicken and your jaw to
Author: Stuart F Taylor
A collection of fables and oddities exploring the ideas of skepticism and science. God returns to earth, breasts start a revolution, heads explode and monsters erupt from volcanoes and people make terrible, terrible decisions.