Author: Martin Knelman
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
From his childhood days in Toronto through to his most recent success as the star and creator of Austin Powers, a biography takes an in-depth look at the life and accomplishments of this world-famous celebrity. Original.
Fortunately, in this world the enemy was obvious – reptilian, with five eyes, easily
spotted in a crowd except by the bureaucratically obtuse. Harper would have
approved and would have applauded the hero of Laumer's tales. This was a
Author: Asa McKercher
Publisher: UBC Press
Although fifty years have passed since Lester Pearson stepped down as prime minister, he still influences debates about Canada’s role in the world. Mike’s World explores the myths surrounding Pearsonianism to explain why he remains such a touchstone for understanding Canadian foreign policy. Leading scholars dig deeply into his diplomatic and political career, especially during the 1960s and his tenure as prime minister. Situating Pearson within his times and using him as a lens through which to analyze Canadians’ views of global affairs, this nuanced collection wrestles with the contradictions of Pearson and Pearsonianism and, ultimately, with the resulting myths surrounding Canada’s role in the world.
Beaming widely, he handed Mike's and Matt's bags over to the gawking boy. “I
found these in the Dragon's chamber. Kay told me about you and Matt.” “Thanks.
But can I have the Interworld Machine? It is our only way home.” Mike begged ...
Author: Sfx Fantasy
Hank's itchy fingers activate an Interworld Machine which brings Kay, Hank, Mike and Matt into strange new worlds.Twelve-year-old Kay, is the leader of the troop. He is also the eldest son of the warrior chief, Jake. Dragons, Ven'eelgs and other monsters which are enemies of the warriors pursue the boys as they search for a way back home.In their adventures, they meet robots, talking hamsters and many interesting characters.This is an excellent book for preteens who are advanced readers.
There is more to it than that, but I worked my way through the industry until I woke
up in Mike's world. “I'll apprentice you,” he said. He fed me all kinds of dreams
that women can go far. He even bought me my first textbook. I was holding on.
Author: Patricia Hastings
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
My Tale of Woe is the tell-all true story of an ex-cult member, raped into submission, tortured, and left to fend in a world of craziness. In her own words: I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Who would have known? It was Planet Hollywood, and I was about to find out how the rat race really was. When I saw the clouds part, I knew he wasn’t going to let me live. This is a ruthless tale of cult deceit that comes through the endless mental abilities of the one I can only describe as “the Canadian Charles Manson.”
It was unbelievable. The crowd in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas,
Nevada, went wild. The concerned Jake Swells, Mike`s manager warned his
Golden Greek fighter to take it easy in the 14th round or it would be curtains for
Author: George Goritz
Worldwide Tales and the Tails End consists of fifteen short tales that are good reads. I hope these stories will inspire readers.
His journey is told through his mother's recounting of the kind of stories that all mothers share: the simple experiences of youth, the funny incidents, the clever exchanges, the frustrating disappointments, the adventures, and the ...
Author: Patricia Leary
The biography of Michael Stiedler is an inspirational tale of a triumph of the human spirit. Seriously brain-injured when he was four days old, Mike, now thirty two, learned to walk, talk, see, and take care of himself through fifteen years of therapy. More important, he also found his own personality and ways to explore the world, to reach out and make contact with the world and people he wanted to know. He has accomplished all of this with wit and humor, indefatigable persistence, hard-won intelligence, and will, despite his remaining handicaps. His journey is told through his mother's recounting of the kind of stories that all mothers share: the simple experiences of youth, the funny incidents, the clever exchanges, the frustrating disappointments, the adventures, and the unexpected developments. Many of the hallmarks of a young person's life are brought to vivid life and made unique by Mike's handicaps and his distinctive perspective. Join Mike for holidays, school, jogs, dining out, being one of the guys, and finding new goals and making his own choices. Join Mike and his mom as they make this inspirational journey, walking in the same pair of running shoes through life.
What originally started out as an allegorical tale about the Internet turned into a
convoluted journey about middle age, deep space, and mnemonics. MK: That's a
very complicated set of associations. This associative complexity reminds me of ...
Author: Annette Carlozzi
Edited by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi. Introduction by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi. Text by Michael Smith, Mike Kelley, Jay Sanders, Ingrid Schaffner, Regine Basha.
Michael, are you sure this really happened? I did not approve any of it. Laurie (Wife and conscience) This is the most implausible, coincident ridden exhibit of maternalinstincts and corny sentimentalism, smacking just short of Bolshevism.
Author: Michael DiGiantommaso
A compilation of short stories surrounding the battlefield of tennis. These stories could have been taken from any; locker room, dance competition, police academies even bingo or poker night. Any place people get together, and compete. It’s about people in pressure situations, tales with in-depth observations through relationships with friend and foe. Some friendships lasted years, some just a season, or a single tournament. Grudges lasted decades. All have spectacular endings, some taking as much as ten years to wreak vengeance. When I say great endings, I don’t mean all happy-endings but exciting, with twists like only true life can dish out. These observations will tickle the avid tennis player as well as anyone who deal with people in competitive situations. Battling the town, the league rival or your best friend... All stories are true. Tennis etiquette and life morels to be learned and enjoyed. As you ponder the trials and tribulations of the characters, you get deeper insight into the author. Michael, are you sure this really happened? I did not approve any of it. “Laurie” (Wife and conscience) This is the most implausible, coincident ridden exhibit of maternalinstincts and corny sentimentalism, smacking just short of Bolshevism. ---- I Loved it! “Anonymous” A molotov cocktail of thoughts and utterances. It’s like Vuja De` all over again. --- Can’t wait to read more. -- Super Dave (Hero extraordinaire) Mike is a top-notch Athlete, Musician, Carpenter, Artist, Horse Wrangler, Kick boxer, and now a Writer... An authentic ‘Renaissance Man’ --- ------ “Michael Chwalek” (Rocket Scientist) He was a gifted child, kind and honest, always seeing things differently than the other kids. Who knew he would turn out like this? Why couldn’t you be more like your sister? .................................. (Mom) You don’t have to be a tennis buff to be drawn into Mike’s world. These are stories about people, who they are and what they do. They kept me turning the pages. Charles Durang, Editorial Director, Covered Bridge Press and Douglas Charles Press A great writer can paint a picture in your mind and you have mastered this art. Erik ‘the Barbarian’ Anderson (Head tennis Pro - New England)
The editors at Giant Elephant Publishing believed the story needed happier and less scary illustrations for the story. Both publishers worked with Dr. Lockett to release this updated version of the wonderful African folktale.
Author: Michael Lockett
Publisher: Giant Elephant Enterprise
Timmy found a seed and planted it. The seed became a giant pumpkin that knocked down houses and trees. It smashed pigs and tried to smash Timmy. Find out how cows saved Timmy and turned the giant pumpkin into the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. A previous book by the same title was released in 2019 by Santa Publishing in Taiwan. The editors at Giant Elephant Publishing believed the story needed happier and less scary illustrations for the story. Both publishers worked with Dr. Lockett to release this updated version of the wonderful African folktale.
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Miles , C . W . ( 1926 ) Taffy Tales from Welsh Wales , Dundee , Scotland ,
Author: Christie Davies
Features a scholarly study of various societies' hostile humor. This book takes a serious look at humor, drawing on the work of psychologists, folklorists, and philosophers, but also is intended for those who are curious as to why we laugh at ethnic jokes.
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were South ...
Author: Annette Haddad
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Incorporated
Collects stories of travels in Brazil, looking at its history, culture, and people
What if an ancient race has been here since the dawn of time and we found them...by accident?
Author: Mike S McCoy
What if an ancient race has been here since the dawn of time and we found them...by accident? Mas Gwinyai has been waiting for an eternity. He's bored with the endless repetition of the life he endures. To pass the time, he tells the compelling history of conflict between the karanga and the scragg. Karanga are the noble caretakers of the garden, working to keep nature in balance. Scragg destroy the garden. They are a murderous breed that knows only war and death. When a great battle with the scragg leaves Mas and his shipmates in a strange predicament, hope is all that keeps them alive. As Mas begins another duty cycle, everything suddenly changes. When odd circumstances bring Mas and his shipmates face to face with the scragg for the first time in millennia can old rivalries be set aside? Will Mas and his friends stop the cycle of war with the scragg and make peace, or is nature a force to powerful to overcome?
This book is a must-read for fans of weird fiction and dark fantasy.” —Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Gifts for the One who Comes After The Spider Tapestries, Mike Allen’s sophomore short story collection, takes ...
Author: Mike Allen
Publisher: Mythic Delirium Books
“Mike Allen will infect your subconscious with hallucinatory and alarming delight. This book is a must-read for fans of weird fiction and dark fantasy.” —Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Gifts for the One who Comes After The Spider Tapestries, Mike Allen’s sophomore short story collection, takes a wrecking ball to genre boundaries, showcasing seven stories that mix transhuman noir, Lovecraftian horror, and surrealistic sorcery in an exploration of the further reaches of the Weird. Readers who savored the disorienting strangeness in Allen’s debut collection Unseaming, a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and Amazon.com horror fiction bestseller, will find The Spider Tapestries begins where Unseaming left off. As Nicole Kornher-Stace, author of Archivist Wasp, explains in her introduction, “Allen outdoes himself even further, borrowing and synthesizing across genres with gleeful abandon....This results in stories like ‘Twa Sisters,’ with an atmosphere and setting as if Heironymous Bosch had been brought in as a consultant on Blade Runner. Or ‘Sleepless, Burning Life,’ which, with simultaneous nods to steampunk and metaphysics, explores and upends the familiar trope of Mortal Chosen by the Gods.” More praise for The Spider Tapestries “Elegant language and surrealistic themes defy genre and moral expectations in the weird and transgressive stories found in this collection... Allen’s pairing of individualistic suffering and cosmic hugeness evokes a lyrical friction between dread and wonder.” — Publishers Weekly “The seven stories in this slim collection range from dark fantasy to sf to horror—sometimes all within one tale. There are enough spiders here to make an arachnophobe go into hysterics, but they are not the only ones spinning webs ... Allen weaves intriguing connections among his tales, applying dizzying, sensual images.” — Library Journal “The aptly named Spider Tapestries forms a stunning picture that is equal parts darkness and light . . . a whirlwind tour through worlds of decadent fantasy, noir-touched future-weird, and elegant horror. Mike Allen offers up intricate mythologies that feel real and lived in, rich-detailed stories for readers to immerse themselves in, and from which they will emerge changed. The stories feel epic in scope, from an assassin climbing through the clockwork gears of the world to rescue a goddess in a cage, to an AI moving through bodies and networks to gather up and reassemble the pieces of his lost love. Allen takes readers on a journey through years and worlds, all in the space of a few pages.” —A.C. Wise, author of The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again “There was a time before the marketplace sliced our wild fantastic literature into bite sized chunks, a time when visions could be astounding, amazing, and weird all at once, a time when Clark Ashton Smith could mainline a Thousand and One Nights into million-colored suns. Now comes Mike Allen, shredding raw that scar-woven shroud between then, now, and infinity, releasing hallucinatory torrents of jewel-encrusted erotic transhumanism with the intensity of a quasar and stripping bare the secret wheels and cogs of the universe beside those lovers who would destroy them.” —Scott Nicolay, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Do You Like to Look at Monsters? “Mike Allen, among the most dynamic of contemporary fantasists, habitually upends Lovecraftian tropes with his own brand of cosmic horror.” —Laird Barron, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of X’s for Eyes