Dark Sun

The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143912647X

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 6565

Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

Dark Sun

Author: Najlaa Aryan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481782428

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

View: 1534

Dalal Jassim is a young, New York–educated Kuwaiti woman who returns to her native country and must confront society’s demands and limitations. Questions of identity and her own hybridism arise—where does she belong? Dalal begins teaching at a public school, but when she becomes involved in the problems of a gifted student, her colleagues label her an outsider; her family members do not support her. Boundaries are challenged and traditions are explored as Dalal undergoes many challenges that threaten to push her to her absolute limits. In Kuwait, and in any other Arabian society, family bonds are sacred. Family is consulted when making any life changing decision. And sometimes privacy just doesn’t exist. People turn solely to family when they’re in trouble or face danger ... but what if it’s family that you’re trying to run away from?

Dark Sun

World Book Day 2008

Author: Robert Muchamore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444910744

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9578

It's the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers, organising a sleepover and hatching a plan to spatter a girl with rancid coleslaw. But things aren't what they seem. One boy's father is a member of Dark Sun, a criminal organisation dealing in nuclear weapons technology, while another is a CHERUB agent sent to stop him. CHERUB kids live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Dark Sun and other stories

Author: Robert Muchamore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444916459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3297

Who would believe that a kid at a sleepover could be a spy? CHERUB: Dark Sun is a short novel aimed at new readers to CHERUB, originally written for World Book Day and now made available in print again by popular demand! To go with it are three stories never before seen in print: The Switch, CHERUB at Christmas and Kerry's First Mission. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Semantics of a Dark Sun

Author: Everett Adams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499035829

Category: Poetry

Page: 46

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However, his early writings resulted in a chapbook, “Semantics of a Dark Sun,” a collection of poems that provide insight into Everett’s early childhood years. He performed his poetry in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. In addition, he wrote poetry that was read by Old Court Middle School students for the school’s presentation entitled "Portrait of a Child." In 2000 the Arena Players, Baltimore City’s storied community theater, planned to perform “Semantics of a Dark Sun” in Amsterdam. However, the tragic events of September 11, 2000 led to cancellation of the overseas trip. Everett is excited to have Xlibris publish his early works.

South to that Dark Sun

Author: Gareth Owen

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848763948

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2300

This collection of eleven stories provides a voice for many different worlds and characters: from the naïve but beautiful Italian woman and her erotic obsession with religion and dentistry, to the Rock/Blues singer damaged by drugs and alcohol, whose moment in the sun has passed, and who falls under the spell of the honey-voiced Mississipi Southern Belle of his satnav. One evening, whilst suffering from writers’ block, Gareth Owen recalled an anecdote related by his Italian teacher and mentally transformed himself into an Italian woman, and the result was Zia Teresa: the tale of the rather dim small-town beauty and her erotic obsessions. There is a touching, dexterous humour about the tale.Fortunately the new-found confidence survived to enable him to pen ten further stories many with male protagonists and English settings: the chilling ghost story of the aborted child, the narcissistic actor and his breakdown on stage; the confessions of the serial philanderer. There is horror, comedy and an elegant insightfulness here that keeps the reader turning the pages and asking for more. These stories will both enthral and delight.

Thirty-One Days

July August December

Author: Poethics Oblivion Stareyes - Dark Sun

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477202994

Category: Poetry

Page: 312

View: 6886

As Poethics Obilivion Stareyes - Dark Sun, this is my first book of Poetry. I have written Poetry, however, authored by my real name, which is Verlena Sexton-Walker, and as Poethics Oblivion Stareyes and therefore, have published six Poetry Books and all are live. Thirty-One Days was written in the presence of a Spiritual God. I felt as if I was a castaway in such of a new world and thus, my Poetry was a channel of articulation brought from the spiritual realm via the mind by means of meditation. As a Psalmist, which is the qualifier that defines my Poetry, I have scribed Thirty-One Days in an academia presence of insight and theory. Theologically, Thirty-One Days is an anointing of sanctification given by the Spiritual God within a divine aura and with the dignity of a Goddess. Thirty-One Days idolizes the human life formed as a supernatural existence that is prayer based, theologically sound, ministry of the truth, and bound by a higher order to come. Dogmatically, Thirty-One Days captures a doctrine of faith that is shown throughout its poetic verses. Scripturally prepared to a monotheistic belief, Thirty-One Days is mystically written to enrich and enhance the insight to develop foresight via the creation of the Spiritual God who we sense when we call upon the Lord. In all, Thirty-One Days was etched in the State of Michigan by a native Mississippian and therefore, it is a written document of circumstances and situational melodrama that is the factual truth in occurrence in which it is dedicated to those who provided Poethics Oblivion Stareyes - Dark Sun with her poetic stories via poetry, prayer, tall tales, and parables.

Death Mark

A Dark Sun Novel

Author: Robert J. Schwalb

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786959401

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2202

In the aftermath of revolution, King Kalak of Tyr is dead and all eyes fall on the lucrative iron mines of his once mighty city-state. Merchant houses scramble to seize what scraps they can while King Hamanu of Urik, the Lion of the Desert, rallies his armies to crush the Tyr rebellion underfoot. He cannot allow this insurrection to succeed and intends to seize the city’s precious resources for himself. The hope of the Tyr revolution seems destined to fail as the tyrannical specter of Hamanu’s war machine looms large on the horizon. But fate chooses the most unlikely heroes. Loren, a gladiator pressed into service by a corrupt merchant prince; the ambitious Alaeda Stel who hopes to secure her family’s future by exploiting Tyr’s sudden weakness; a street thief named Melech; and Korvak the disgraced templar are Tyr’s best and only hope. The promise of freedom rests on their ability to overcome the greed and lust for power that threatens to undermine the principles of Tyr’s revolution. From the Paperback edition.

Dark of the Sun

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429996714

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6943

It is the 6th century of the common era. The vampire Saint-Germain, known in this time as Zangi-Ragozh, is peacefully doing business in Asia when the island of Krakatoa explodes in a massive volcanic eruption. Tidal waves swamp harbors hundreds of miles away, destroying trade ships and their cargoes; tons of ash and dirt are flung into the air. In the months to come, the world grows colder and darker as the massive volcanic cloud spreads across the globe, blocking sunlight. Sea trade is ravaged. Crops fail. Livestock, and then people, begin to starve. Disease spreads. Panic rises. As always in times of trouble, foreigners-and the vampire is always a foreigner-become targets. Fleeing toward the West, where he hopes to find safety and sanity, the vampire travels with a nomadic tribe led by Dukkai, a female shaman who soon becomes Zangi-Ragozh's lover. But Zangi-Ragozh's problems are far from over. His vampire nature is discovered by an enemy; he begins to starve; he is betrayed by one he cared deeply for; he loses everything, even his last sack of his native soil. With the True Death looming, Zangi-Ragozh tries to reach sanctuary in his ancient homeland. Transylvania. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dark Sun

Author: Lisette Lecat Ross

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822202745

Category: Drama

Page: 90

View: 2475

THE STORY: A bus transporting a group of international Red Cross workers through the township of Soweto, on a fact-finding tour, is bombed and many of its passengers killed. In the ensuing chaos one survivor, Lydia De Jager, a white woman in her fo

Dark Sun and the Woman who Wore a Hat

Author: Kamal Desai

Publisher: Stree Distributed by Bhatkal Books International

ISBN: 9788185604077

Category: English fiction

Page: 166

View: 4346

This translation provides access to the major works of a leading Marathi writer. Kamal Desai's fiction is focused on the micro levels of inner life where experience is held together by the compelling and never predictable struggle for selfhood. Nearly always, subtle and ongoing antagonisms structure and threaten Kamal Desai's imagined communities. Before she can tear down the walls of the temple of the Dark Sun (Kala Surya) the protagonist must extricate herself from its tenacious and pervasive hold on her inner life. In the much acclaimed 'Woman Wearing a Hat' (Hat Ghalnari Bai), a woman asserts her right to a Promethean venture in the face of crippling opposition.

City Under the Sand

A Dark Sun Novel

Author: Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786958065

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5900

Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where heroes must battle the horrible monsters and vicious raiders who roam the desert, while in the cities undying sorcerer-kings crush any who dare to oppose them. This is Athas, the unrelenting world of the Dark Sun®; a world shaped by inherently destructive magic, and ruled by intrinsic evil. In such a world, the forces of good—and the heroes who emerge in this unforgiving land—fight not only for themselves, but for life of the world itself. Aric, is a half-elf with a rare natural ability with the psionic discipline known as “the Way.” When Aric is brought into a quest to search for a priceless trove weapons, he would rather keep his head down and live a simple life. But nothing is simple in the city of Nibenay with it reclusive ruler known as the Shadow King. And in a world where metal is the rarest of commodities, Aric’s “way” with metal is an even rarer talent. Enlisted by the Shadow King himself to seek out this cache of metal weaponry, Aric heads into the desert with a treacherous band of adventurers. Allegiances are tested and secrets are uncovered. But sometimes the secrets hidden by the sands of time should remain undiscovered. When Aric and his band uncover an evil perhaps greater than the Shadow King himself, it is a race against time to see who will harness its power.

The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949

Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987697

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 799

An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the soviet archives. Jim Baggott weaves these threads into a dramatic narrative that spans ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to the aftermath of 'Joe-1,’ August 1949's first Soviet atomic bomb test. Why did physicists persist in developing the atomic bomb, despite the devastation that it could bring? Why, despite having a clear head start, did Hitler's physicists fail? Could the soviets have developed the bomb without spies like Klaus Fuchs or Donald Maclean? Did the allies really plot to assassinate a key member of the German bomb program? Did the physicists knowingly inspire the arms race? The First War of Physics is a grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius: a tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.

Lord of the Dark Sun

Author: Stobie Piel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780505525055

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 407

After her ship is attacked and her crew fatally wounded, Ariana awakens on a dark and distant planet where she is forced into slavery, and she soon finds herself powerfully drawn to a prince in a barbarian's body who is her only hope for survival. Original.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun Vol. 1 - Ianto's Tomb

Author: Alex Irvine

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1623020514

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 3629

The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons setting's first-ever comic! Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! When an imprisoned gladiator named Grudvik escapes the city of Tyr, a part-time slave hunter and full-time dune trader is hired to bring back the fugitive. But after crossing swords, the pair must join forces to survive the harsh desert.

Dark Sun Creature Catalog

Author: Richard Baker,Bruce R. Cordell,Ari Marmell,Chris Sims

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786954940

Category: Games

Page: 143

View: 402

This supplement collects the most iconic and dangerous monsters of the Dark Sun campaign setting into one handy tome. It also contains other hazards and threats found in the desert wastelands and dungeon tombs of Athas.

The Ancient Maya

Author: Robert J. Sharer,Loa P. Traxler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804748179

Category: Social Science

Page: 931

View: 1265

The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded sixth edition of this standard work on the Maya people. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made this new edition necessary.

Dark Sun

Te Rapunga and the Quest of George Dibbern

Author: Erika Grundmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780908990931

Category: Pacific Ocean

Page: 510

View: 1668