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Stories about the Fantastic 4, 4 super heroes who try to save the world.
Here is a reference book on various magical creatures in the Potterverse, some of which have appeared in the series. There are entertaining margin notes and comments written by Harry and his friends.
You have probably watched a game that came down to the last play or the final few seconds. Maybe you have even played in one! You know what it feels like: Your hands sweat, your heart races, you can't breathe. What's going to happen? Who is going to win? The suspense is unbearable. It's also what makes playing or watching sports so much fun. Bottom-of-the-ninth home runs, sudden-death field goals, last-second baskets -- these are the moments that make magical memories for sports fans and players alike. They create Fantastic Finishes.
Adventurers. Celebrities. Family. They are the Fantastic Four, the world's greatest Super HeroTM team: scientific genius Reed Richards, with the ability to stretch and contort his body into any shape imaginable; the beautiful Susan Storm, who can render herself invisible and create and project powerful force fields; Sue's brother, Johnny Storm, who can engulf his body in flames and take flight at will; and Ben Grimm, whose freakish transmutation turns him into an orange-colored, rock-like, superhumanly strong creature. Now the Fantastic Four meet their greatest challenge yet, as an enigmatic, intergalactic herald comes to Earth -- to prepare it for destruction. As the mysterious alien being races around the globe, wreaking havoc and leaving utter chaos in its wake, Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben must find a way to confront this devastating force...even as a new threat looms in the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Victor Von Doom, who harbors his own deadly machinations for them all....
The Fantastic Four think they are getting an award from the Mayor, but Dr. Doom tricks them and traps them in the worst ways possible. Only through teamwork can they save each other.
With this posthumously published anthology--a successor to his bestsellingItalian Folktales--Italo Calvino, a contemporary surveyor of the otherwordly, pays homage to twenty-six of his nineteenth-century precursors. The resulting volume is both an education in the history of fantastic literature and a rollercoaster ride of wonder and terror, vampires, ghosts, and the rebellious creatures of our own psyches. Selections include: E. T. A. Hoffmann--"The Sandman" Gérard de Nerval--"the Enchanted Hand" Nikolai Gogol--"The Nose" Edgar Allan Poe--"The Tell-Tale Heart" Hans Christian Andersen--"The Shadow" Ambrose Bierce--"Chickamauga" Robert Louis Stevenson--"The Bottle Imp" Henry James--"The Friends of the Friends" H. G. Wells--"The Country of the Blind" Comprising stories of the supernatural and narratives of the everyday uncanny,Fantastic Talesis a gallery of enchantments, deliciously entertaining yet more disturbing than our most persistent nightmares.
Jacques Cousteau was the world's ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people's living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean's waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films and televisions shows and wrote books so they could share what they learned. The oceans were a vast unexplored world, and Cousteau became our guide. And when he saw that pollution was taking its toll on the seas, Cousteau became our guide in how to protect the oceans as well.
Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed.From the Paperback edition.
10 stories about alternate histories of World War II.
Happy birthday, Brandi. . . . Security consultant Sebastian Sinclair agrees to be sold at a bachelor auction. Being bought is one thing-now he's about to be given away as a gift for some lucky birthday girl. But one look at Brandi Sommers and Sebastian can't wait to be unwrapped. . . . Open me firstBrandi really means it when she says "Oh, you shouldn't have" to her sister's outrageous birthday gift-a five-day dream vacation to a lovers' retreat. Lover included. What's she going to do in paradise with the sexy stranger Sebastian Sinclair? Brandi soon discovers she can do whatever she wants.
A collection of Fantasy Story's and articles by Poul Anderson with an afterword by SandraMiesel. Showing the range of Anderson's talents from the humorous Cappen Varra story's to the somber The Visitor. There are also two essays Thud and Blunder on how to write Fantasy and Fantasy in the Age of Science. A short story set in the world of the Old Norse, Tale of Hawk, and a couple in the 20th century.. And don't forget Bullwinch's Mythology; which doesn't take place in Hell though another story does. The afterword explores the evolution of Anderson's writing and thinking and the development of his Fantasy.
This is an anthology of brilliant short stories by some of the best-known short story writers such as O'Henry, Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, Evelyn Waugh, Ruskin Bond and others.
The Fantasy Factory explores the world of women on the other end of the phone sex lines advertised in magazines like Playboy and Hustler. The author's interviews with these women, as well as her own first-hand experiences as an operator, reveal the complex ways operators and callers negotiate the shifting borders between desire and disgust, fantasy and reality, deception and belief. The Fantasy Factory raises provocative questions about the manufacture of artificial intimacy and the technological mediation of intimacy, as well as about the social construction of sexuality and gender.Flowers discovers that operators--who assume names like Tiffany and Corvette--create a virtual reality in which callers can act out fantasies that operators may find boring, disgusting, or even frightening. She also discovers that even those women who are skilled at keeping their "true self" and their phone sex persona separate find that they have to struggle to protect that self and to maintain the ability to experience real intimacy.
Readers will learn how to draw and paint truly fabulous fantasy females with this practical and inspirational guide for improver artists. Fleming demonstrates the basics of female anatomical structure, how to use both drawing and painting media effectively, and how to design and build fantasy female characters. Key to this subject matter is capturing female allure, and there are specific sections that tackle female pose, expression, clothing, hair and make-up.
Fantasy football can be an addictive hobby. But if you've never played before, how do you start? Have no fear! This friendly guide explains the game to you from start to finish!
Between 20 and 30 million people play fantasy football each year. Now,Fantasy Football: The Next Levelgoes beyond stats and projections to teach readers a proven approach to drafting and managing a team that succeeds - in any league. Dorey's wealth of tips, tools and techniques - based on two decades of fantasy football expertise - will help experienced players and newcomers alike win their championships every season. Learn how to: Understand the true value of each position to your team's success using LAG analysis Get a handle on your league's scoring system and use it to your advantage Keep your focus and your discipline on draft day using the Advanced Draft Tracker Ignore the hype surrounding last year's superstar--and build your team with players who will produce this season.
Strange things have always happened in Seavy County, the most rugged stretch of Oregon's coastline. Violent storms spring up like magic, even when the rest of the state enjoys sunshine; unearthly beings are sometimes glimpsed in the twilight; and those who live there understand that a rare enchantment still lives in the world, although they seldom speak of it. For Seavy County is home to not just animal life, but to fantasy life as well: mythical creatures long vanished from the rest of the planet. The last survivors of a bygone age, they lead a precarious existence, skirting the fringes of modern civilization. The Buckingham family has protected the hidden wonders of Seavy County for generations. Forty years ago, Lyssa Buckingham's father lost his life doing just that. Lyssa fled from Seavy County, searching for a more normal life, but found tragedy and heartbreak instead. With her ten-year-old daughter, Emily, in tow, she has come home at last, just as the malignant forces that killed her father are gathering strength once more. Now Lyssa must make some hard choices. About the county, about Emily -- and about the fragile fantasy life that surrounds them all.
Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived Itby Matthew Berry
An inside look at the world of fantasy sports from America's most trusted name in the industry. Berry explores the increasingly ubiquitious world of fantasy sports. Every year, millions of people spend their time assembling, managing and obsessing over fantasy teams.
A collection of short stories and excerpts from longer works dealing with witches, fairies, magic, and fantasy worlds, compiled by Jones.
He'd Been Blacklisted By Baby-sitters EverywhereSingle dad Alex Thornhill could manage multimillion-dollar deals, but he couldn't manage his own children...nor could anyone else! What his two little girls needed most was a mommy. What Alex needed was a fantasy wife.Setting his sights on Sabina Charles-the glamorous, bestselling author of The No-Fuss Guide to Parenting-Alex vowed to woo and wed her. But while Sabina was the image of serenity and grace, it was her shapely assistant, Meg, who caught his eye.But if Alex couldn't even get a handle on his feisty daughters, how on earth was he gonna get his hands on the fiery Megan Kaczmarowski?
Award-winning collection of fantasy stories about writers and writing, aliens obsessed with American movies, dream-visions, and more.
Continuing the adventures of Old West heroine Breanna Baylor Brockman, Book Ten of the popular Angel of Mercy series incorporates several well-known historical 1860s outlaws. When eighteen-year-old Ginny Grayson moves to Missouri, she falls in love with hardware drummer Wesley Logan. But Logan's gambling debts force him to join the infamous James-Younger gang, and Ginny willingly enters the fray! When her old friend Dottie and Dottie's sister Breanna enter the picture, Ginny realizes that she wants out of the gang. But is it too late for a new start. . . as a woman whose worth is far above rubies?
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