A Blink Of The Screen

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409043997
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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

A Slip Of The Keyboard

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385538336
Size: 11.60 MB
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A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself -- man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying. Snuff was the bestselling adult hardcover novel of 2011. A Blink of the Screen, Terry's short fiction collection, was also one of the bestselling hardcovers of 2012.

In The Blink Of An Eye

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1879505622
Size: 19.95 MB
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In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.

Disney Never Girls In A Blink

Author: Kiki Thorpe
Publisher:
ISBN: 1472308417
Size: 13.60 MB
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Fire almindelige piger drømmer om magi og feer. En dag møder de en ægte fe, som ved en fejl får taget dem med til Ønskeøen. Her møder de Klokkeblomst og alle de andre feer. Men hvordan skal de komme hjem igen?

In The Blink Of An Eye

Author: Mary Jane Gonzales
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781616636814
Size: 13.27 MB
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In the Blink of an Eye, Mary Jane Gonzales went from being functional to homebound, independent to dependent. The scariest part was neither she nor the doctors knew why. Join Mary Jane as she recounts the sequence of injuries, the bizarre symptoms, the physical and emotional pain that took over her life, and the eventual diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS). Discover how Mary Jane coped with the sudden changes in her life and how her friends and family stepped in to help her. 'Who better to write about RSDS than one who has lived through it for twenty-five years, enduring all that encompasses that world, yet never losing the joy of living, loving, and giving. I have been blessed to be a witness to her story of perseverance in pain, patience with provider care, and her glue of laughter and faith that helps her keep it together when it is all coming apart.' —Shirley Bryson, former property manager for Manufactured Housing Communities and long-time friend

Blink Of An Eye

Author: William S. Cohen
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429986175
Size: 16.75 MB
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It is America's worst nightmare: A nuclear bomb destroys a major city. Thousands of Americans are dead and many more will die from radiation poisoning. Threats promising more attacks spread through the media. Panic has broken out in many cities. How could American intelligence have failed to detect a nuclear device? Who is responsible for the blast? Sean Falcone, national security advisor, is tasked with identifying and tracking down the attackers. Powerful forces within the Capital point the finger at Iran. But appearances are always deceiving, and never more so than when millions of innocent people may die for a crime they did not commit. With the potential to incite the entire Muslim world against America and bring the world to the brink of Armageddon, Falcone discovers an astonishing secret hidden deep within the upper echelons of Washington's elite...but why should the President—or the American people—believe him? Pulling from years of international affairs and defense planning experience, the former Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton creates a sweeping, all-too-real political thriller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dragons At Crumbling Castle

Author: Terence David John Pratchett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544466593
Size: 10.39 MB
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An illustrated collection of 14 short stories—featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells"— was written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter. 50,000 first printing.