A disturbing, science fiction vision of the possible future of post rust-belt America. Reg Stratton is a bouncer eking a life out in the decaying Wilds just outside of Detroit in a pseudo post-oil collapse. But when he gets sucked into a making a little money on the side by tasking out his time via an anonymous app, he finds himself in the middle of a riot that could change his life, the city, maybe even the world… as long as Reg keeps cool and makes the right choice. This novella was originally a part of the award nominated Metatropolis series, edited by John Scalzi and Jay Lake. Now on sale for the first time ever! "...a fascinating shared urban future..." -Booklist (on METAtropolis) "Each story shines... - Publishers Weekly (on METAtropolis) "Metatropolis is about as Green Punk as it can get..." -Booktionary.com
Ο Mister Bank έχει ερωτευτεί τρελά μια τρομοκράτισσα. Δεν του έχει δείξει όμως ποτέ το πρόσωπό της. Τη συναντάει κάθε βράδυ μυστικά στην τράπεζά του, την «Total Bank». - Αγάπη μου, πες μου το όνομά σου, δεν θα το πω σε κανέναν... ... Μια νύχτα δεν άντεξε. Τραβάει την κουκούλα με δύναμη, οπότε βλέπει με φρίκη ότι η αγαπημένη του είναι άντρας! - Είσαι ο Κουφοντίνας! φωνάζει. Μα πώς γίνεται; Εσύ είσαι στη φυλακή! - Είμαι ο δίδυμος αδελφός του! Μάικελ Κουφοντίνας. Ζω στον Καναδά. Εκεί είμαι λίγο τρομοκράτης, όποτε μου τη δώσει... - Εμένα μ' αρέσουν οι τρομοκράτες... λέει ο Mister Bank.
Είναι κύριοι... Δεν κλέβουν σαν ζώα. Έχουν άποψη.
Την ώρα που σε σκοτώνουν, σου εξηγούν πώς θα πεθάνεις και γιατί.
Είχα έναν φίλο στο σχολείο, κακό μαθητή: - Θέλω να γίνω τρομοκράτης, μου έλεγε. Να βγαίνω έξω με την κουκούλα μου και το πιστόλι μου και να με τρέμουνε όλοι! Τελικά έγινε μάγειρας... Ο Lee και η Lou δεν ξέρουν μόνο να γαβγίζουν... Ξέρουν πολλά...
When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country’s laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well.
Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state’s experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.
On the long list of traditional disagreements between evangelicalProtestants and Roman Catholics is the relationship between scriptureand tradition. It is commonly felt there can be no way of gettingover or around the fundamental difference between the Protestantprinciple of "scripture alone" and the Catholic reliance onboth scripture and authoritative tradition."Your Word Is Truth takes a hard look at this historic rift. Theresult of intensive discussion by distinguished Evangelical and Catholictheologians, these chapters explore the ways both communionshandle scripture and tradition and search for points of contact.While this volume does not claim to resolve all the differences thatexist, it does go a long way toward recasting this old dispute in anew and promising light. Contributors: Charles Colson Avery Cardinal Dulles TimothyGeorge Thomas G. Guarino Francis Martin Richard John Neuhaus J. I. Packer John Woodbridge
The third arc of the hit series hits stands the same day as the next one begins! From the dark days of the depression, to the middle ages and the old west, these tales of horror and myth and the mystery of the Femme Fatale reveal secrets even our heroine doesn't know about yet. Bold and experimental, this is pulp noir horror at it's finest. Collecting: Fatale 11-14
The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer. But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel and the messenger of El Shaddai. When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing. At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites. Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh? Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.