Inside HBO's Game of Thrones
Author: Bryan Cogman, George R. R. Martin, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss
Publisher: Chronicle Books
An official companion to the highly rated cable series offers new insights into its characters and storylines, providing hundreds of set photos, designs and insider accounts as well as actor and crew interviews that describe memorable scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) TV tie-in.
The Bounty Hunter Code
Author: Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham, Jason Fry
Around the time legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett tumbled into the Great Pit of Carkoon, the Rebel Alliance discovered a secure, blast-proof bounty hunter's case holding Boba Fett's personal items. For years it remained hidden away. But now all who wish may unlock the secrets held within . . . .Press the buttons, insert the data card, and the case opens with sounds and lights. Housed within is a text of great import. At some point in his career Boba Fett bound together the latest edition of the Bounty Hunters Guild Handbook and a manifesto from Death Watch, the secretive splinter group of Mandalorians. Together, these volumes make up The Bounty Hunter Code.The handbook is an essential guide for all bounty hunters. Senior Guild members offer advice for hunters new to the Guild, a detailed list of the tools and techniques crucial to the “crimson trade,” and the basics of making a living on the margins of galactic law. Boba Fett has scrawled additions and commentary in the margins throughout, as have the bounty hunters Greedo, Bossk, and Dengar, all of whom were once in possession of the Handbook.The Death Watch volume — part informational guide, part manifesto — is full of Death Watch history, philosophy, and discussions of key Mandalorian gear: their famous T-visors, their celebrated armor, and their impressive jetpacks. This Death Watch booklet was originally taken from Death Watch leader Tor Vizsla and given to Boba by his father, Jango Fett, and features handwritten notes from father to son. Boba in turn intended to leave it to his daughter, and so he's added his own annotations to aid in her education. The bounty hunter Aurra Sing and the pirate Hondo Ohnaka have added their commentary as well.Tucked beneath The Bounty Hunter Code is Cradossk's memoir, Making a Killing, a brutal account of his rise to the top of the Bounty Hunters Guild.From the creators of Book of Sith and The Jedi Path, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, The Bounty Hunter Code reveals the secrets of the hunt and offers insight into this demanding, dangerous, and misunderstood profession.The case includes:. The Bounty Hunter Code. The 48-page memoirs of Cradossk, former head of the Bounty Hunters Guild, with an inscription from the author to Boba Fett. A Kamino saberdart. Boba Fett's captain's license. Boba Fett's arms permit. Slave I's official operating license. An Imperial wanted poster for Han Solo. An inventory slip from the Rebel Alliance forces who discovered and seized Boba's property
These original essays reexamine the relationship between culture and the military in Chinese society.
Author: Michael A. Stackpole
In the wake of several hard-won battles, Prince Hanse Davion's forces anticipate the fall of Maximillian Liso's empire, until two saboteurs threaten to destroy vital technology and an attempt is made on the life of Davion's wife. Original.
Wearing the Cloak
Author: Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Wearing the Cloak contains nine stimulating chapters on Roman military textiles and equipment that take textile research to a new level. Hear the sounds of the Roman soldiers' clacking belts and get a view on their purchase orders with Egyptian weavers. Could armour be built of linen? Who had access to what kinds of prestigious equipment? And what garments and weapons were deposited in bogs at the edge of the Roman Empire? The authors draw upon multiple sources such as original textual and scriptural evidence, ancient works of art and iconography and archaeological records and finds. The chapters cover - as did the Roman army - a large geographical span: Egypt, the Levant, the Etruscan heartland and Northern Europe. Status, prestige and access are viewed in the light of financial and social capacities and help shed new light on the material realities of a soldier's life in the Roman world.
40 Days of Dating
Author: Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh
“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.
The New Nationalism and the First World War is an edited volume dedicated to a transnational study of the features of the turn-of-the-century nationalism, its manifestations in social and political arenas and the arts, and its influence on the development of the global-scale conflict that was the First World War.
NATO's Secret Armies
Author: Daniele Ganser
This fascinating new study shows how the CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after World War II. These secret soldiers were trained on remote islands in the Mediterranean and in unorthodox warfare centres in England and in the United States by the Green Berets and SAS Special Forces. The network was armed with explosives, machine guns and high-tech communication equipment hidden in underground bunkers and secret arms caches in forests and mountain meadows. In some countries the secret army linked up with right-wing terrorist who in a secret war engaged in political manipulation, harrassement of left wing parties, massacres, coup d'états and torture. Codenamed 'Gladio' ('the sword'), the Italian secret army was exposed in 1990 by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to the Italian Senate, whereupon the press spoke of "The best kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II" (Observer, 18. November 1990) and observed that "The story seems straight from the pages of a political thriller." (The Times, November 19, 1990). Ever since, so-called 'stay-behind' armies of NATO have also been discovered in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey. They were internationally coordinated by the Pentagon and NATO and had their last known meeting in the NATO-linked Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) in Brussels in October 1990.
The World of the Witcher
Author: Marcin Batylda, CD Projekt Red
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
In a visually stunning volume, readers are taken on a guided tour of the fantastical realm of The Wicher video games, where they will meet Geralt, one of the few remaining monster hunters that inhabit this dark world.
Author: Marjorie Liu
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Collects Han Solo (2016) #1-5. Everyone’s favorite scoundrel goes Solo! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing several informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void—a tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance of glory, can Han keep his mind on the mission? Or is failing Leia worse than losing? If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the small matter of finding a traitor within the Rebellion. As the Dragon Void heats up, can a certain Wookiee pal lend a hand in the mole hunt? Place your bets for the ultimate space race! Our money’s on Han and the Millennium Falcon — after all, it’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs!
Author: Tom Dowd
Publisher: New Amer Library
Once the best shadowrunner around, Jason Chase finds that his past has come back to haunt him when he must protect a young girl from the terrorists who want her dead. Original.
The Quincunx of Time
Author: James Blish
Publisher: Hachette UK
Travel at light speeds is common, and Earth - the first in the universe to discover it - now reigns over many worlds. But in order to rule effectively, Captain Robin Weinbaum, head of Security, needs an extremely advanced communications system. He gets it with the Dirac transmitter, the first machine capable of sending instantaneous messages anywhere in the universe. The only problem is that someone called J. Shelby Stevens has a machine that can do the impossible - tap the transmissions before they are even made! It is Weinbaum's job to find Stevens. And unless he does, time will be abolished and the universe closed to Earth forever . . .
Author: Jason Fry
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Become part of the action and uncover the mysteries of the droids. This is more than just a book, your child will love the insight into Star Wars The Secret Life of Droids. Watch as your child discovers exactly what it's like to be a droid and uncovers all the technology, functions and most interesting of all, their different personalitites. Filled with amazing images and in a handy compact format, Star Wars The Secret Life of Droids is an out-of-this-universe read, perfect for every Star Wars fan.