The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Watkins Media Limited


Total Pages:464



Books Description:

Operatives from an alien culture struggle to survive in medieval Italy, in the SF sequel to the astonishing Quietus. The transdimensional empire, the Unity, has dissolved, its ruling powers forced into exile - but empires don't die easily. The living planarship Ways and Means has come to medieval Earth and ended the Black Death, but it keeps its intentions to itself. Someone is trying to kill its agent Osia, who is suffering through her own exile. Spy-turned-anthropologist Meloku becomes a target, too, when she catches Ways and Means concealing the extent of its meddling. While they fight to survive, Fiametta - an Italian soldier, mercenary, and heretical preacher - raises an army and a religious revolt, aiming to split Europe in half. File Under: Science Fiction [ Last Throes | The Saviour | Let It Burn | Crisis of Faith ]

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Author:Adam Baker

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton


Total Pages:416



Books Description:

The world has been overrun by a lethal infection. Humanity ravaged by a pathogen that leaves victims demented, mutated, locked half-way between life and death. Major cities have been bombed. Manhattan has been reduced to radioactive rubble. A rescue squad enters the subway tunnels beneath New York. The squad are searching for Dr Conrad Ekks, head of a research team charged with synthesising an antidote to the lethal virus. Ekks and his team took refuge in Fenwick Street, an abandoned subway station, hours before a tactical nuclear weapon levelled Manhattan. The squad battle floodwaters and lethal radiation as they search the tunnels for Ekks and his team. They confront infected, irradiated survivors as they struggle to locate a cure to the disease that threatens to extinguish the human race.

Terminus: The Pub That Sydney Forgot

Author:Shirley Fitzgerald

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:400



Books Description:

For over thirty years the Terminus Hotel had stood dilapidated and abandoned on the corner of Harris and John Streets in Pyrmont – shrouded in mystery and a heavy coat of ivy, and the memories of its publicans and customers long faded. Told with fascinating insight and rich detail, historian and author Shirley Fitzgerald uncovers for the first time the stories, secrets and long-forgotten characters from what was once regarded as the toughest pub in Sydney – and today has been brought back to life and reopened as a heritage gastropub for locals and visitors alike. First built in 1863, the Terminus evolved from local meeting place to workers pub, through very different liquor laws that allowed children to be served, and finally to its last trading years in the 1970s and 80s, where the clientele comprised of hardened merchant seamen and wharfies, biker gangs and curious punters who were served by topless, tattooed barmaids and entertained by rock bands. Revealing its changing personality through photographs and interviews, Terminus: The Pub that Sydney Forgot offers a beautiful and captivating social history of Pyrmont through the lens of one pub, now open for the enjoyment of a new generation of patrons to make their own history.

Terminus Shift

Author:Chris Reher

Publisher:Chris Reher


Total Pages:217



Books Description:

Seth Kada, a deep-cover agent working for the Commonwealth, has tracked a group of rebels to the remote Tayako Orbiter. But before he can seize them, the rebels are captured by a powerful rival faction and spirited away. Seth manages to re-capture one of the rebels, a subspace navigator named Ciela, and soon realizes that her crew's origin and purpose are far more pivotal than anyone could have suspected. Caught up in a violent clash between rebel factions, Seth and Ciela's divergent loyalties must be put aside to prevent the destruction of a peaceful civilization - and find her people before their ultimate destiny is realized.

Terminus Cycle

Author:Dave Walsh

Publisher:DW Science Fiction


Total Pages:348



Books Description:

They traversed the cosmos in search of a new home. They found more than they looked for... Two generations lived and died aboard the Omega Destiny and now, after eighty years, home was on the horizon. Everything is going according to plan until Jonah discovers a strange object in space shrouded in mystery, the only clue being a missing cosmonaut. What he discovers not just changes their mission, but human history itself. Time is running out, and it's too late to turn back. Jonah and everyone aboard are on a collision course with their new home and humanity's cycle of destruction that promise to put the lives of these intrepid colonists in grave danger. Finally, he's home, but now Jonah needs to face his greatest challenge yet... breaking the cycle. A prequel to Cydonia Rising, read about Jonah Freeman and Peter O'Neil's arrival to the mysterious Andlios and find out how it all began.

The Klaatu Terminus

Author:Pete Hautman

Publisher:Candlewick Press


Total Pages:368



Books Description:

National Book Award winner Pete Hautman weaves several diverging time streams into one satisfying masterwork in this stunning and revelatory series finale. In a far distant future, Tucker Feye and the inscrutable Lia find themselves atop a crumbling pyramid in an abandoned city. In present-day Hopewell, Tucker’s uncle Kosh faces armed resistance and painful memories as he attempts to help a terrorized woman named Emma, who is being held captive by a violent man. And on a train platform in 1997, a seventeen-year-old Kosh is given an instruction that will change his life, and the lives of others, forever. Tucker, Lia, and Kosh must evade the pursuit of maggot-like Timesweeps, battle Master Gheen’s cult of Lambs, all while they puzzle out the enigmatic Boggsians as they search for one another and the secrets of the diskos. Who built them? Who is destroying them? Where — and when — will it all end?

Shadowrun Legends: The Terminus Experiment

Author:Jonathan E. Bond,Jak Koke

Publisher:Catalyst Game Labs


Total Pages:285



Books Description:

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT… When Rachel Meyer’s boyfriend Warren Storey is abducted by a mysterious party, she hires shadowrunners to find him and bring him back. But the runners uncover a plot by one Doctor Oslo Wake to transform all metahumans into the walking dead. Wake is developing a new strain of the virus that still causes vampirism, and Warren has become a test subject to create these unstoppable creatures. If Rachel is going to save him, she’ll need help from even more powerful people than the runners she hired. Enter Martin de Vries, vampire—and vampire hunter. Along with the secretive family Warren was hiding from her, Rachel, Martin, her shadowrunners, and a high-powered strike force launch an all-or-nothing assault on the fortified underground laboratory where Warren is being held captive. But the secret hidden there is even worse than Rachel and Martin feared…and if it gets out, it could mean the end of the world…

Staying On Past the Terminus

Author:Robert Douglas

Publisher:Hachette Scotland


Total Pages:325



Books Description:

Glasgow 1961. It is ten years since we last visited the close at 18 Dalbeattie Street in Maryhill. The stalwarts are still there...Ella, Drena, Rhea and 'Granny' Thomson (86). Irma the German war bride speaks fluent Scots nowadays. Well, 'Fluent' if you were brought up in the same close as the Broons and Oor Wullie. Glasgow's beloved trams still run on the Maryhill Road. But not for long. There will not be a tramcar left in Glasgow by the end of next year. The new tenant, Frank Galloway knows all about this - he's a driver. The other new arrival is Ruby Baxter who impresses no one with her attitude - as Granny Thomson says 'She's no better than she ought to be, that yin!' Robert Douglas brings his usual blend of laughter and tears to this latest novel and his many fans will not be disappointed.

Valerian & Laureline - Volume 10 - Brooklyn Line, Terminus Cosmos

Author:Pierre Christin



Total Pages:48



Books Description:

The two Galaxity agents’ investigation into the elemental forces appearing on Earth continues. While Laureline, dogged and efficient, follows a promising lead somewhere in outer space, Valerian is struggling to unravel the mysterious events plaguing our 20th century. Demonstrations of fantastic phenomena follow in quick succession, pushing poor Valerian to his limits. And matters will have to be settled simultaneously in New York and on an asteroid on the edge of the galaxy to save our world...

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind

Author:Jackson Ford



Total Pages:496



Books Description:

Full of imagination, wit, and random sh*t flying through the air, this insane adventure from an irreverent new voice will blow your tiny mind. For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real. Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she's got telekinetic powers -- a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she's normal for once. But then a body turns up at the site of her last job -- murdered in a way that only someone like Teagan could have pulled off. She's got 24 hours to clear her name - and it's not just her life at stake. If she can't unravel the conspiracy in time, her hometown of Los Angeles will be in the crosshairs of an underground battle that's on the brink of exploding . . .

Mount Terminus

Author:David Grand

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Total Pages:384



Books Description:

David Grand's Mount Terminus is a dark, majestic novel about art, family, overwhelming love, and the birth of Los Angeles After his mother's death, young Bloom boards a train with his bereaved father, Jacob, to travel west across mountains and deserts to California: Mount Terminus, their new home at the desolate end of the world. There, in a villa built atop a rare desert spring, they live apart from society, supported by the income from Jacob's invention, the Rosenbloom Loop, a piece of technology that has revolutionized the nascent art of filmmaking. There, Bloom grows up in the shadow of his father's grief, with only a pair of servants, the house's ghosts, and his own artistic muse for company. But Jacob can't forever protect his family from his past—the dramatic series of events that has taken him from the Hebrew Orphan Asylum on New York City's Lower East Side and into the graces of beautiful twin girls, and finally to this fragile refuge in pre-Hollywood Los Angeles. And Bloom, now an eccentric dark genius, can't live alone at the top of the mountain forever. Prodded by his newly discovered half brother, in every way his opposite, Bloom will have to come down to meet the world. Otherwise the orange farmers and the vaqueros, the speculators and the developers, the artists and the barons of the silver screen, will surely come up the mountain to meet him. Triumphant and enthralling, Mount Terminus marks a magnificent return for David Grand; it's the novel he was born to write.

Terminus Matsushima

Author:Benoît Marbot

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan


Total Pages:80



Books Description:

De retour du Japon après le tsunami du 11 mars 2011, un jeune français s'interroge sur ce qu'il vient de vivre. Ses amis, réunis un soir pour un feu d'artifice sur la terrasse d'une villa de la Côte d'Azur, le pressent de questions... Car ici comme là-bas, pour chacun, l'heure des choix approche : Matsushima ou la fin d'une longue errance ? Comédie sur les contradictions de notre époque, Terminus Matsushima est aussi une interrogation amusée sur les valeurs de notre civilisation.

Account-Based Marketing For Dummies

Author:Sangram Vajre

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons


Total Pages:384



Books Description:

Grow your account list with an effective account-based marketing strategy Buyers have changed the B2B marketing game. Account-Based Marketing For Dummies is here to give you the tools to transform your current approach to find, reach, and engage with your potential customers on their terms to meet their ever-changing demands. Packed with expert tips and step-by-step instructions, this book shows you how to analyze current data to identify the accounts with the biggest ROI opportunities and execute effective, account-specific techniques that get results. This practical guide takes the intimidation out of account-based marketing in today's highly digitized world. You'll be armed with the knowledge you need to increase your reach in real time, giving you greater exposure to other decision-makers and influencers within an account. You'll discover how, through a combination of marketing technology and online advertising, your messages can be displayed where and when your customers already engage online. Align your sales and marketing teams for greater success in your ABM efforts Analyze data to identify key accounts Target your messages for real-time interaction Integrate your campaign with marketing automation software If you're a member of a sales or marketing team already using a CRM tool who's looking to increase your reach, Account-Based Marketing For Dummies has you covered! "Account-Based Marketing For Dummies clears away the confusion surrounding this much-hyped topic. It offers simple, direct explanations of what account-based marketing is, why it’s important, and how to do it. Any business marketing professional will benefit from a look at this book."- David Raab, Founder at Raab Associates "If you're reading this book and just getting started with ABM, welcome to the future of what b-to-b marketing can be: insight-led, technology-enabled and, above all, customer focused. Our clients are delighted with the business impact they deliver using account-based marketing, and you will be, too." - Megan Heuer, Vice President and Group Director, SiriusDecisions "Like a Hollywood agent, marketing's job is to get sales the 'audition,' not the part. Account-based marketing is the key to maximizing the number of the 'right' auditions for your sales team, and Account-Based Marketing For Dummies explains how." - Joe Chernov, VP of Marketing at InsightSquared "Ever-advancing marketing technology is enabling a new generation of sales and marketing strategies to thrive, changing the playing field for companies of all sizes. This modern wave of account-based marketing has tremendous potential to improve your business, and Sangram Vajre is an insightful and enthusiastic guide to show you how." - Scott Brinker, Author of Hacking Marketing "Account-based marketing is shifting how businesses use customer insights to capture more upmarket revenue. This book teaches a new wave of data-driven marketers how to embrace an enlightened quality-vs-quantity approach and execute a scalable ABM strategy that delivers real results." - Sean Zinsmeister, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Infer "The book may be titled '…for dummies', but ABM is proving to be a smart approach for B2B marketers charged with generating sales pipeline and acquiring and delighting customers. Use this book to help you get started and advance your account-based marketing strategies and tactics that will thrill your sales colleagues, executive team and customers alike." Scott Vaughan, CMO, Integrate

Teen Titans/Deathstroke: The Terminus Agenda

Author:Adam Glass,Priest

Publisher:DC Comics


Total Pages:142



Books Description:

The hunter becomes the hunted as the Teen Titans set out to end Deathstroke once and for all in these tales from Deathstroke #41-43 and Teen Titans #28-30. Deathstroke's body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade's identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world's most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and the Teen Titans lie in wait...Is there any hope of escape?

The Fold

Author:Peter Clines



Total Pages:384



Books Description:

A page-turning science-fiction thriller from the author of Paradox Bound and the Ex-Heroes series. Step into the fold. It's perfectly safe. The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step. The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe. Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret. As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything. A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you’ll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller.

Digital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England

Author:Dr Matthew Steggle

Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Total Pages:212



Books Description:

This book establishes new information about the likely content of ten lost plays from the period 1580-1642. These plays’ authors include Nashe, Heywood, and Dekker; and the plays themselves connect in direct ways to some of the most canonical dramas of English literature, including Hamlet, King Lear, The Changeling, and The Duchess of Malfi. The lost plays in question are: Terminus & Non Terminus (1586-8); Richard the Confessor (1593); Cutlack (1594); Bellendon (1594); Truth's Supplication to Candlelight (1600); Albere Galles (1602); Henry the Una (c. 1619); The Angel King (1624); The Duchess of Fernandina (c. 1630-42); and The Cardinal's Conspiracy (bef. 1639). From this list of bare titles, it is argued, can be reconstructed comedies, tragedies, and histories, whose leading characters included a saint, a robber, a Medici duchess, an impotent king, at least one pope, and an angel. In each case, newly-available digital research resources make it possible to interrogate the title and to identify the play's subject-matter, analogues, and likely genre. But these concrete examples raise wider theoretical problems: What is a lost play? What can, and cannot, be said about objects in this problematic category? Known lost plays from the early modern commercial theatre outnumber extant plays from that theatre: but how, in practice, can one investigate them? This book offers an innovative theoretical and practical frame for such work, putting digital humanities into action in the emerging field of lost play studies.

Waterloo Station

Author:Robert Lordan

Publisher:The Crowood Press


Total Pages:160



Books Description:

London's Waterloo Station is Britain's biggest and busiest railway terminal and, at over 170 years old, has a rich and fascinating history to discover. This book takes an in-depth look at the terminal's past, covering all decades from the 1840s to the present day. With over 160 archive and contemporary photographs, it includes: Waterloo's precursor, Nine Elms; the expansion and chaos that occurred in the late nineteenth century; how Waterloo fared during the two World Wars and the Necropolis Railway which, for almost ninety years, conveyed coffins to Brookwood Cemetery. The curious satellite station, Waterloo East, is covered along with the Waterloo and City line link to the capital's financial heart. There is the story behind London's first Eurostar terminal and the station's impact on popular culture, including literature, film, television, art and music. Finally, there is a revealing insight into what lies beneath the station, in the vast, cavernous area that the public never get to see.....

Der Terminus „Ausnahmezustand“ nach Carl Schmitt in der Konzeption Giorgio Agambens

Author:Philipp Schmidt

Publisher:GRIN Verlag


Total Pages:21



Books Description:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Klassiker und Theorierichtungen, Note: 1,0, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Institut für Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Moderne und Gewalt, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Arbeit möchte ich mich mit den,unterschiedlichen theoretischen Perspektiven Carl Schmitts und Giorgio Agambens beschäftigen. In einer vergleichenden Analyse sollen beide Konzeptionen gegenübergestellt werden, wobei vor allem die Betrachtung der verschiedenen Funktionen, die der Begriff Ausnahmezustand in den jeweiligen Argumentationen erfüllt, im Vordergrund der Auseinandersetzung stehen wird. Zu diesem Zweck möchte ich in einem ersten Schritt auf Carl Schmitt eingehen. Dabei soll herausgearbeitet werden, wie Schmitt den Terminus Ausnahmezustand im Rahmen seiner Überlegungen zur „Politischen Theologie“ definiert, und welche Funktionen diesem Begriff innerhalb Schmitts Souveränitätskonzeption zukommen. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Terminus Ausnahmezustand, so wie sich dieser bei Carl Schmitt darstellt, bildet die Ausgangsbasis der vorliegenden Arbeit. An diese Überlegungen anschließend, möchte ich mich der Argumentation Giorgio Agambens widmen, die –wie bereits erwähnt- den Terminus Ausnahmezustand von Carl Schmitt übernimmt. Hierbei stellt sich erneut die Frage nach der Funktion und der begrifflichen Bestimmung dieses Terminus. Darüber hinaus wird an dieser Stelle auf grundlegende Unterschiede im Bezug auf Carl Schmitts Begriff des Ausnahmezustands eingegangen werden. Im Mittelpunkt einer vergleichenden Auseinandersetzung sollen vor allem Fragen nach der begrifflichen Veränderung und konzeptionellen Abwandlung des Terminus Ausnahmezustand bei Agamben stehen. Überdies stellt sich die Frage nach der Relevanz, die diesem Begriff in Agambens Argumentation, im Vergleich zu Carl Schmitts Verwendung des Terminus Ausnahmezustand, zukommt. Nach dieser vergleichenden Gegenüberstellung der unterschiedlichen Perspektiven auf den Begriff Ausnahmezustand, möchte ich abschließend die Frage behandeln, inwieweit die von Agamben formulierte Bezugnahme auf Carl Schmitts Verwendung des Terminus Ausnahmezustand problematisch ist. Um diese Fragen klären zu können, werde ich mich im Folgenden anhand einiger ausgewählter Aspekte mit der Thematik auseinandersetzen. Bevor ich jedoch auf eine vergleichende Analyse der beiden genannten Theoretiker, und deren Verwendung des Terminus Ausnahmezustand eingehen werde, möchte ich in einem ersten Schritt auf die Ausgangsbasis der vorliegenden Arbeit zu sprechen kommen, und mich mit der Souveränitätskonzeption Carl Schmitts und der Rolle des Ausnahmezustands in diesem Kontext auseinandersetzen.