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Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald

By Neil Gaiman,Rafael Albuquerque,Rafael Scavone
  • ISBN Code: : 1630089915
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 85
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror! From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation with art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque!

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This critical work diversifies Victor Turner’s concept of liminality, a basic category of postmodernism, in which distinct categories and hierarchies are questioned and limits erode. Liminality involves an oscillation between cultural institutions, genre conventions, narrative perspectives, and thematic binary oppositions. Grounded on this notion, the text investigates the liminality in Agatha Christie’s detective fiction, Neil Gaiman’s fantasy stories, and Stanislaw Lem’s and Philip K. Dick’s science fiction. Through an examination of destabilized norms, this analysis demonstrates that liminality is a key element in the changing trends of fantastic texts.

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  • Total of Pages : 32
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Book Short Summary:

A new series from Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone, the team behind Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald! Hidden from ordinary eyes, there is a world alongside our own full of deities, demons, and danger—where magic wins out over science and dark secrets lie in wait. Ulloo, the last wizard from the Hidden Society, enlists the aid of a blind girl and her demon, a young magician, and a cursed bounty hunter in order to stop a group of nihilist warlocks from waking the Society's greatest nemesis: a primeval force that, unchecked, will scorch the planet bare of all life.

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Book Short Summary:

Fantasy author Neil Gaiman’s 1996 novel Neverwhere is not just a marvelous self-contained novel, but a terrifically useful text for introducing students to fantasy as a genre and issues of adaptation. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock’s briskly written A Critical Companion to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere offers an introduction to the work; situates it in relation to the fantasy genre, with attention in particular to the Hero’s Journey, urban fantasy, word play, social critique, and contemporary fantasy trends; and explores it as a case study in transmedial adaptation. The study ends with an interview with Neil Gaiman that addresses the novel and a bibliography of scholarly works on Gaiman.

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  • Pdf File: sherlock-holmes-for-the-21st-century.pdf

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The 21st century is a good time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars in the Guy Ritchie films, with Robert Downey, Jr.; an internationally popular BBC television series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch; a novel sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate; and dozens of additional novels and short stories, including two by Neil Gaiman. Add to this the videogames, comic books, and fan-created works, plus a potent Internet and social media presence. Holmes’ London has become a prime destination for cinematic tourists. The evidence is clearly laid out in this collection of 14 new essays: Holmes and Watson are more popular than ever. The detective has been portrayed as hero, and antihero. He’s tech savvy, and scientifically detached—even psychologically aberrant. He has been romantically linked to The Woman and bromantically to Watson. Whether Victorian or modern, he continues to fascinate. These essays explain why he is destined to be with us for years to come. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics

By Victor R Savage,Brenda Yeoh
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  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814484741
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : History
  • Members : 157
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The definitive guide to place names in Singapore. Place names tell us much about a country – its history, its landscape, its people, its aspirations, its self-image. The study of place names, ‘toponymics’, unlocks the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark. In Singapore, the coexistence of various races, cultures and languages, as well as its history of colonisation, immigration and nationalism, have given rise to a complex tapestry of place names. Alkaff Quay, Coleman Bridge, Ann Siang Hill, Bukit Merah – how did these places get their names? Nee Soon or Yishun? Serangoon Road or Tekka? First published in 2003 as Toponymics, this updated and expanded edition of the book incorporates a wealth of new findings, from archival research and interviews, and sets out to answer these questions – and any question that might be asked about the origin, meaning or significance of place names in Singapore

Hit-Girl, Vol. 3: Rome

By Rafael Scavone
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  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Book Code : 1534313796
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 703
  • Pdf File: hit-girl-vol-3.pdf

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HIT-GIRL'S IN ROME. Mindy's racing around the Italian city in hot pursuit of a cargo thief. When she finally gets hold of the stolen packageÑa bejeweled human skullÑshe uncovers a macabre story that leads her deep into the dark, criminal underbelly of Rome. Collects HIT-GIRL #9-12

Evil in Emerald

By A.M. Stuart
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 059333549X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
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Craving a change of pace, Harriet Gordon, joins a local musical theatre production but when a fellow cast member is brutally killed, Harriet and Inspector Curran must turn the spotlight on murder in this all-new mystery from the author of Revenge in Rubies. Between working at her brother’s school and typing up Inspector Robert Curran’s police reports, Harriet Gordon has little time for personal pursuits and she has been enjoying the rehearsals for her role in the Singapore Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society’s latest production – Pirates of Penzance. But Harriet quickly discovers tensions run deep within the theatre company and when the leading man is found murdered, suspicions abound, exposing scandalous behavior as well as some insidious crimes. Inspector Curran once again turns to Harriet for help with this difficult case, but his own life begins to unravel as a mysterious man turns up on his doorstep claiming to know more about Curran’s painful past than he himself does. And after the one person he has always counted on delivers him some devastating news, the line between his personal and professional life begins to blur. Now, more than ever, Curran needs Harriet’s steadfast assistance, and when another cast member meets a violent end, Curran and Harriet will have to close in on a killer determined to make this case their final curtain call.

Voices of Creativity and Reason in English Language Teaching

By Christoph Haase
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527575942
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 131
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This volume underlines the relevance of an empirical, data-based and scientifically informed approach to the teaching of a second or foreign language, even though the contributions gathered here carry out this task through very different means and with various theoretical underpinnings. This is evident especially in the different and versatile perspectives on academic issues in the linguistic and methodological sections of the volume. The contributions here are assembled according to their disciplinary categories of linguistics, methodology of teaching English, and cultural and literary studies.

Luke Skywalker Can't Read

By Ryan Britt
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698406729
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 664
  • Pdf File: luke-skywalker-can-t-read.pdf

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The perfect gift for anyone who embraces the joy of fandom and geeking out, this collection of essays celebrates the fans of Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Rings, and much more. Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline. “Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #10

By Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434442993
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: sherlock-holmes-mystery-magazine-10.pdf

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Megazine returns with its September/October 2013 issue, presenting the best in modern and classic mystery fiction! Included this time are the usual columns by Lenny Picker and Mrs Hudson, plus the following stories: Eldritch, My Dear Watson, by Darrell Schweitzer Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction, by Amy H. Sturgis The Adventure of the Docklands Apparition, by Mark Wardecker The Problem of the Three Edwardian Pennies, by Peter Cannon The Curse of Edwin Booth, by Carole Bugge Fool's Gold, by Martin Rosenstock The Adventure of The Lunatics's Ball, by Adam Beau McFarlane Muse With Seven Percent, by Christian Endres Simplicity Itself, by Zack Wentz The Butler Did it, by Herschel Cozine The Case of the Tarleton Murders, By Jack Grochot The Field Bazaar, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine" is produced under license from Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.