Dark Sun

The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143912647X

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 8759

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 Campaign Setting

Author: Richard Baker,Robert J. Schwalb,Rodney Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786954933

Category: Games

Page: 222

View: 9597

Aimed at players and Dungeon Masters, this game supplement explores the heroes and wonders of Athas--a savage desert world abandoned by the gods and ruled by terrible sorcerer-kings.

Dark Sun Creature Catalog

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786954940

Category: Games

Page: 143

View: 5438

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.

Under a Dark Sun

Author: Jessica Mann

Publisher: Thorndike Press

ISBN: 9780786232215

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 6297

A well-balanced mix of nonfiction, general fiction, romance and mystery in the lightweight softcover format preferred by many readers. Selections are a blend of international authors, chosen for the broadest appeal. There are also some carefully selected backlist titles by proven favorite authors. When Victoria agreed to be the executor of her Aunt Elena's will, she thought it would be a simple task. The famous Sir Bernard Kittermaster had left his wife a fortune, of which their two daughters were to take equal shares. But then a stranger arrives and claims that it all belongs to her. As Victoria delves into the past to establish the rightful owner of the fortune, information emerges about distant wartime atrocities and about a murder investigation in the neighborhood. She gradually uncovers the truth about a long-hidden act of vengeance, leading her to question the rights and wrongs of retribution.

CHERUB: Dark Sun

World Book Day 2008 Edition

Author: Robert Muchamore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444910744

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3067

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

Author: Robert Muchamore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340956793

Category: CHERUB (Imaginary organization)

Page: 108

View: 8003

It's the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers and organising a sleepover. 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.

Death Mark

A Dark Sun Novel

Author: Robert J. Schwalb

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786959401

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5882

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.

City Under the Sand

A Dark Sun Novel

Author: Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786958065

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5299

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.

Dark Sun, Bright Moon

Author: Oliver Sparrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781500432010

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7006

Human sacrifice, communities eaten from within, a vast mind blazing under the mud of Lake Titicaca; the rise and fall of empires cruel and kind. In the Andes of a thousand years ago, the Huari empire is sick. Its communities are being eaten from within by a plague, a contagion that is not of the body but of something far deeper, a plague that has taken their collective spirit. Rooting out this parasite is a task that is laid upon Q'ilyasisa, a young woman from an obscure little village on the forgotten borders of the Huari empire. This impossible mission is imposed on her by a vast mind, a sentience that has ambitions to shape all human life. Her response to this entails confrontations on sacrificial pyramids, long journeys through the Amazonian jungle and the establishment of not just one but two new empires. Her legacy shapes future Andean civilisation until the arrival of the Spanish. Dark Sun, Bright Moon explores the unique Andean metaphysic: not one of gods and heavens, but a cosmology developed over millennia of isolation, developed over generations by its practitioners but at constant war with the various state religions. It has been systematised from current beliefs, but is essentially authentic to them. As described in the book, therefore, this cosmology is a concrete thing, neither magic nor religion but a technology with a logic of its own that drives the story line. However, this is above all an adventure story in which credible people undertake rational if desperate acts in the face of extreme threat. Dark Sun, Bright Moon is illustrated with over a hundred images (B&W, engravings and maps) and consists of around 170,000 words set in 40 chapters and an appendix, which last gives extensive background material. The author knows modern Peru very well, and has visited all of the physical sites that are described in the book.

CHERUB: Dark Sun and other stories

Author: Robert Muchamore

Publisher: Hachette Children's

ISBN: 1444916459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7310

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.

Under the Crimson Sun

A Dungeons & Dragons Novel

Author: Keith R.A. DeCandido

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786959185

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 727

Tharizdun, the Chanied God, has released the Voidharrow--a liquid crystal imbued with his will and all the chaos of the Abyss--into the universe, and with it comes a transformative engine of pestilence. When exposed to the Voidharrow, individuals look as though they've been stricken by disease as the Abyssal liquid twists and deforms them into chaotic demonlike creatures. Behold the Abyssal Plague! When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men comes across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen. When the stakes are raised in an attempt to defraud some of the more unsavory rulers of this cruel world, the Voidharrow comes to play a role in a move that could transform our heroes forever. From the Paperback edition.

The Amber Enchantress

Prism Pentad

Author: Troy Denning

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786961163

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4259

A Desperate Battle with the Vilest of Dragons! Dark Sun continues to be the most sought-after of the classic TSR Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings, and this third release in the five-part Prism Pentad will continue to bring old and new fans alike into the magic-scarred deserts of Athas. In order to finally defeat Borys, the Dragon of Athas, Sadira will have to reach the Pristine Tower--the citadel from which the dragon was born. But the same dark forces that created Borys still haunt the smoldering ruins.

Dark Sun

Te Rapunga and the Quest of George Dibbern

Author: Erika Grundmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780908990931

Category: Pacific Ocean

Page: 510

View: 4020


The Dark of the Sun

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785765906

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 6009

A gendarme snatched up his rifle from where it lay at his feet; Bruce saw him elbow his way towards the side of the truck to begin firing; he was working the slide to lever a round into the breech. 'Mwembe!' Bruce shouted the gendarme's name, but his voice could not penetrate the uproar. In two seconds the whole situation would dissolve into a pandemonium of tracer and bazooka fire. Hired to kill. Fighting to live. Captain Bruce Curry has a simple enough mission, or so he thinks: lead his mercenary soldiers to rescue a town cut off by rebel fighting in the Belgian Congo. It soon becomes clear that the town's diamond supplies are the real focus of the mission he's been sent on. Although Curry soon finds something more valuable than diamonds, and will do anything to protect it. But there's one thing Curry hadn't counted on - that his most deadly enemies may not be the ones he's facing down the barrel of a gun, but the ones who are right beside him . . . An action-packed thriller featuring a mismatched band of mercenaries, from global bestseller Wilbur Smith

Dark Sun

Author: Najlaa Aryan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481782428

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

View: 662

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?

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439126226

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 9332

Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb. This sweeping account begins in the 19th century, with the discovery of nuclear fission, and continues to World War Two and the Americans’ race to beat Hitler’s Nazis. That competition launched the Manhattan Project and the nearly overnight construction of a vast military-industrial complex that culminated in the fateful dropping of the first bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Reading like a character-driven suspense novel, the book introduces the players in this saga of physics, politics, and human psychology—from FDR and Einstein to the visionary scientists who pioneered quantum theory and the application of thermonuclear fission, including Planck, Szilard, Bohr, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Teller, Meitner, von Neumann, and Lawrence. From nuclear power’s earliest foreshadowing in the work of H.G. Wells to the bright glare of Trinity at Alamogordo and the arms race of the Cold War, this dread invention forever changed the course of human history, and The Making of The Atomic Bomb provides a panoramic backdrop for that story. Richard Rhodes’s ability to craft compelling biographical portraits is matched only by his rigorous scholarship. Told in rich human, political, and scientific detail that any reader can follow, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a thought-provoking and masterful work.

Dark Sun

Author: Lisette Lecat Ross

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822202745

Category: Drama

Page: 90

View: 8979

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 Is the Sun

Author: Philip Jose Farmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575119888

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5479

Fifteen billion years from now, Earth is a dying planet, its skies darkened by the ashes of burned-out galaxies, its molten core long cooled. The sunless planet is nearing the day of final gravitational collapse in the surrounding galaxy. Mutations and evolution have led to a great disparity of life-forms, while civilization has resorted to the primitive. Young Deyv of the Turtle Tribe knew nothing of his world's history or its fate. He lived only to track down the wretched Yawtl who had stolen his precious Soul Egg. Joined by other victims of the same thief - the feisty Vana and the plant-man Sloosh - the group sets off across a nightmare landscape of monster-haunted jungle and wetland. Their search leads them ultimately to the jeweled wasteland of the Shemibob, an ageless being from another star who knows Earth's end is near and holds the only key to escape.

Death Mark

The Dread of this Desolation

Author: Robert J. Schwalb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786958405

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 9971

In a land of ancient sorcery and terrible monsters, four strangers--a gladiator, a manipulative beauty, a common thief and a disgraced Templar--become unlikely heroes when, after the death of King Kalak of Tyr, a war to seize the lucrative iron mines erupts. Original.