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Dancing with Werewolves
Название Dancing with Werewolves
Автор(ы) произведения Carole Nelson Douglas
Жанр Триллер
Язык English
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It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires and other supernaturals are real. Fast-forward 13 years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas – which is run by a werewolf mob – she finds herself holding back the gates of Hell itself. But at least she has a hot new guy and one big bad wolfhound to help her out…
The Drowned World
Название The Drowned World
Автор(ы) произведения J. G. Ballard
Жанр Научная Фантастика
Язык English
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J.G. Ballard is best-known, perhaps, for his autobiographical non-genre novel Empire of the Sun. While he has written other non-genre works, the bulk of his writing is science fictional-more or less. Ballard is a writer who defies easy categorization: even his most speculative books can't be fitted neatly with a genre label, and his non-genre works all contain fantastical and speculative elements. The Drowned World (brought back into print by Millenium's SF Masterworks line) was Ballard's first major published novel. For Ballard enthusiasts, it's a fascinating read, for it prefigures many of the themes that pervade his subsequent books: planetary/ecological disaster, entropy, the devolution of human nature, a preoccupation with the roots of violence. For those who aren't familiar with Ballard, it's a good introduction-more accessible and less transgressive than some of his later work, yet full of the arresting surrealism and hallucinatory brilliance of language that are hallmarks of his writing. The Drowned World posits (presciently, as it turns out) that the world has been overwhelmed by a catastrophic greenhouse effect. It differs from our own impending disaster in that it's natural rather than man-made. In Ballard's scenario, violent solar storms have depleted the outer layers of Earth's ionosphere; as these vanish, temperature and solar radiation begin to climb, melting the polar ice-caps. This enormous outflow of water carries with it tons of topsoil, damming up the oceans and entirely changing the contours of the continents, drowning some parts of the world and landlocking others. At the same time, the increased radiation produces freak mutations in Earth's flora and fauna, initiating a new biological era reminiscent of the Triassic period, in which reptiles and giant tropical plants were the dominant forms of life. The harsh environment and a decline in mammalian fertility have drastically reduced the world's human population. Still, life goes on, including survey expeditions sent out to map inundated areas for possible reclamation. The novel focuses on one of these expeditions, which for several years has been exploring the series of giant lagoons that used to be Europe. The expedition's personnel have been at it so long that the activity has ceased to mean very much; daily, they sink deeper into lassitude and indifference. Also, some of them have begun having strange dreams, of a primeval swamp dominated by a huge burning sun that pulses to the rhythm of their own heartbeats. These dreams, it turns out, aren't random occurrences or signs of stress, but the first warning of a much deeper process. Human beings, responding to stimuli embedded in their genetic makeup billions of years earlier, are beginning to devolve. The dreams aren't dreams at all, but memories of the primeval ooze from which life first emerged. As the Earth is moving back through geophysical time, the dreamers are moving back through "archaeopsychic" time, recapitulating in reverse each of the stages of human evolution. Is this an odyssey toward a new Garden of Eden? Or does it presage the extinction of humankind? In some ways, The Drowned World is not a very satisfactory novel. It's episodic and rather slow, and its various parts don't always seem to mesh. Starting as a biological mystery, it veers suddenly into a bizarre Heart of Darkness scenario, complete with a mad white hunter and his hordes of native soldiers, and then returns with equal abruptness to the speculative concerns of the beginning. Too, Ballard is more concerned with setting and atmosphere than with character and verisimilitude. The protagonist, Kerans, is a cipher; many of the other characters are the merest sketches. The logistical issues that most speculative fiction writers toil over-where the expedition gets food, for instance, or how it purifies water-are never addressed. Yet Ballard's vision of planetary and psychic change, as well as his brilliant descriptions of the altered earth, possess a surreal consistency that lifts The Drowned World beyond its structural peculiarities, making it a work of real power. One can feel the heat, see the jungles spilling over the roofs of the inundated hotels and apartment buildings, hear the screams of the iguanas and the giant bats. These oppressive, hypnotic images have the solidity of something very deeply conceived; they seize the reader's imagination in the same way that the devolutionary dreams seize the psyches of the book's characters. Perhaps it's no accident that these characters and their struggles seem shadowy by comparison to the vivid landscape in which they move. This is part of Ballard's message: humankind is impermanent, but time and nature endure.
The Drought
Название The Drought
Автор(ы) произведения J. G. Ballard
Жанр Научная Фантастика
Язык English
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'The world, without rain, is drying up. Rivers are a trickle and we see the shrivelling of the species far from its sources and headed lemming-like for the sea. Time has burst its dams and seeps inside the race-structure with bizarre results A strange and rather wonderful book full of haunting landscapes, phantasmagoria and disaster that clangs on the mind. An impressive novel at any level. Its obscurities and surrealist flourishes only heighten the dreamlike atmosphere.' Guardian This is the third of Ballard’s informal quartet of books that nod in cursory fashion toward the elements. Like the others, it might be described as a science-fiction novel of the sub-genre ‘disaster’. But like every other Ballard novel it is so much more. When toxic waste dumped into the oceans is cooked into a molecular layer that prevents evaporation, drought inevitably follows. Not the parched summer of an English countryside, but the blistering furnace of a tropical desert. Society collapses, draining away as quickly as surface water. It is a stark contrast to the amniotic lushness of The Drowned World. Across this parched landscape a small group of characters play out their lives. They are the usual collection – a mixed bunch of misfits whose casual acquaintance in normal circumstances brings them close together when their inner landscapes become an outer reality. We are shown brief, bright glimpses, like the painful glancing reflections of sunlight from a mirrored surface. And if we dare to approach that mirror, we will see something of ourselves. There are moments in the book when you can wish a tighter editorial control had been exercised. Some descriptions fail because the language gets in the way – there are only so many time you can use ‘river bed’ in a paragraph before it becomes obtrusive. On the whole, however, the writing shimmers like heat from a baked landscape, offering glimpses and mirages, distortions of a reality that show truths with an unrelenting harshness. It is also a poetic work. The images and themes are displayed and developed with a concentrated intensity that prefigures the direction Ballard takes with some of his middle period work. Whilst it would not work as a poem, it does show what a poetic sensibility can bring to prose. It certainly makes me look forward to the next book in this chronological re-read of Ballard’s work.
Dotyk zła
Название Dotyk zła
Автор(ы) произведения Alex Kava
Жанр Триллер
Язык Polish
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Kontrowersyjna, mroczna powieść debiutantki na czołowych miejscach światowych list bestsellerów. Uznany za seryjnego mordercę i skazany na śmierć za trzy potworne zbrodnie, Ronald Jeffreys został stracony. Mieszkańcy Platte City odetchnęli z ulgą, bo skończył się ich koszmar. Nikt jednak nie wiedział, jak straszliwą tajemnicę zabrał ze sobą do grobu Jeffreys. Trzy miesiące poźniej znaleziono martwe ciało następnego chłopca. Zginął w taki sam sposób, jak ofiary Jeffreysa. Koszmar powrócił ze zdwojoną siłą. Czyżby pojawił się naśladowca? Śledztwo w tej sprawie prowadzi szeryf Nick Morelli. Ma więcej doświadczenia w uwodzeniu kobiet niż w poszukiwaniu seryjnych morderców. FBI przydziela mu do pomocy wybitną specjalistkę w dziedzinie tworzenia portretów psychologicznych zbrodniarzy, agentkę specjalną Maggie O'Dell. Maggie wnikliwie sprawdza poszlaki, bada ślady pozostawione przez mordercę. Pozwala jej to naszkicować makabryczny portret osoby, która została oskarżona i stracona! Tymczasem ginie następna ofiara, zaś kolejny chłopiec zostaje uprowadzony. Nick i Maggie zaczynają rozumieć, że zabrnęli w ślepy zaułek. Każdy kolejny trop prowadzi donikąd, a czas ucieka. Czyżby mieli dać bezwzględnemu mordercy szansę udoskonalenia swoich zbrodni? "Thriller, który trzyma w napięciu do ostatniej strony, pełen zwrotów akcji i mylnych tropów". – "Mystery Scene" "Ten debiut powieściowy pulsuje napięciem… Postać Maggie, dzielnej agentki FBI, która na co dzień stawia czoło potwornym zbrodniom, na zawsze pozostaje w pamięci". – "Library Journal"
Developing a GUI in C++ and DirectX
Название Developing a GUI in C++ and DirectX
Автор(ы) произведения Mason McCuskey
Жанр Программирование
Язык English
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At first glance, it may seem like I’m reinventing the wheel; Windows already comes with a very complex, very functional GUI. Unfortunately, while the Windows GUI is great for office apps, quite frequently, it’s not suited for many games. Games tend to want a more precise control over the GUI than Windows can provide (for example, games may want to use alpha-blending to implement partially transparent windows - easy if you’ve written your own GUI, but next to impossible using the Windows GUI). This article will walk you though how to create a GUI using C++ and DirectX. The series is divided into several parts, each dealing with a specific aspect of GUI programming: Part I: The Basics, and the Mouse Part II: Windows Part III: Controls Part IV: Resource Editors and Other Madness NOTE: This document was originally four separate articles on www.gamedev.net. I’ve concatenated all four into one for the XGDC, but they remain otherwise unchanged. - Mason
Dead Tomorrow
Название Dead Tomorrow
Автор(ы) произведения Peter James
Жанр Триллер
Язык English
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Lynn Barrett is a single mother, trying to cope with life after divorce. And her life becomes an even bigger nightmare when daughter Caitlin is diagnosed with terminal liver disease. She is put on the transplant waiting list, but there is a world shortage and most patients will die while waiting. In desperation, Lynn turns to the internet and discovers an organ broker who can provide her with a liver but it will cost Lynn GBP250,000.To save her daughter she mortgages her home and borrows from family and friends to raise the money. A few days later the organ broker tells Lynn she has found a young woman, a perfect match for Caitlin, who is in a coma following a car smash in Italy. Meanwhile Roy Grace is working on the case of the remains of three young people recovered from the seabed off the coast of Brighton. These remains lead him to a Romanian trafficking organization of street kids from the Eastern bloc for the UK sex trade; some of them are also traded as organ donors…
Dreamwalk
Название Dreamwalk
Автор(ы) произведения Paul Ruoitis
Жанр Научная Фантастика
Язык English
Серия Roswell’’

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TV Series Placement: Summer 2001 – Post-Season 2You can run, but you can't hide.Night after night Kyle is haunted by nightmares of Alex's death. He begs Isabel to help by dreamwalking him and removing the images from his mind. Isabel knows that's not how her powers work, but Kyle is relentless and she finally agrees. The disturbing images she encounters in Kyle's subconscious are almost too much to bear, but when she tries to exit his mind, she finds herself trapped in a maze of guilt -- while back in the conscious world, Kyle is unable to wake her. Meanwhile Liz invites Max to babysit with her. She wants to give him a chance to train for the day when he finds his own son. But watching this troubled child turns out to be not just another day in the park, and before they know it, Liz and Max are in way over their heads….
Die Sängerin Antonelli
Название Die Sängerin Antonelli
Автор(ы) произведения Иоганн Вольфганг Гете
Жанр Классическая проза
Язык German
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Erzählung aus Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten (1795).
Dotyk Śmierci
Название Dotyk Śmierci
Автор(ы) произведения J. D. Robb
Жанр Триллер
Язык Polish
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W luksusowym nowojorskim apartamentowcu zostaje zastrzelona Sharon DeBlass, wnuczka wpływowego senatora. Śledztwo w tej sprawie prowadzi porucznik Eve Dallas – młoda, zdolna i energiczna policjantka z wydziału zabójstw. Pierwsze ślady prowadzą do Roarke'a – tajemniczego miliardera, o którym nie wiadomo nic, poza tym, że jest oszałamiająco bogaty, przystojny i inteligentny – i że lekceważy sobie wszelkie zasady i nakazy. Jakie skutki będzie miało spotkanie tych dwojga? Tymczasem zabójca uderza drugi raz. Nora Roberts, mistrzyni w łączeniu wątków sensacyjnych i romansowych znowu dostarcza swoim czytelniczkom wspaniałej rozrywki.
Dostawca
Название Dostawca
Автор(ы) произведения David Shobin
Жанр Триллер
Язык Polish
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Supernowoczesny szpital. Przykład nieograniczonych niemal możliwości współczesnej medycyny. Nikt jednak nie potrafi wyjaśnić tajemniczych zgonów na oddziale noworodków. Doktor Brad Hawkins usiłuje rozwiązać zagadkę. Dokonuje szokującego odkrycia. I przekonuje się, że następną ofiarą może być on sam…