Television Finales

Author: Douglas L. Howard
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654472
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Today more than ever, series finales have become cultural touchstones that feed watercooler fodder and Twitter storms among a committed community of viewers. While the final episodes of The Fugitive and M*A*S*H continue to rank among the highest rated broadcasts, more recent shows draw legions of binge-watching fans. Given the importance of finales to viewers and critics alike, Howard and Bianculli along with the other contributors explore these endings and what they mean to the audience, both in terms of their sense of narrative and as episodes that epitomize an entire show. Bringing together a veritable "who's who" of television scholars, journalists, and media experts, including Robert Thompson, Martha Nochimson, Gary Edgerton, David Hinckley, Kim Akass, and Joanne Morreale, the book offers commentary on some of the most compelling and often controversial final episodes in television history. Each chapter is devoted to a separate finale, providing readers with a comprehensive survey of these watershed moments. Gathering a unique international lineup of journalists and media scholars, the book also offers readers an intriguing variety of critical voices and perspectives.

Tales Of The Chron Arch

Author: Zak MT Standridge
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387136712
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What do you know about Time Travel? Here, for the first time, are the collected special editions of the first two novels featuring everyone's favorite Accidental Chron-Arch.

Torchwood Trace Memory

Author: David Llewellyn
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140702289X
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Tiger Bay, Cardiff, 1953. A mysterious crate is brought into the docks on a Scandinavian cargo ship. Its destination: the Torchwood Institute. As the crate is offloaded by a group of local dockers, it explodes, killing all but one of them, a young Butetown lad called Michael Bellini. Fifty-five years later, a radioactive source somewhere inside the Hub leads Torchwood to discover the same Michael Bellini, still young and dressed in his 1950s clothes, cowering in the vaults. They soon realise that each has encountered Michael before - as a child in Osaka, as a junior doctor, as a young police constable, as a new recruit to Torchwood One. But it's Jack who remembers him best of all. Michael's involuntary time-travelling has something to do with a radiation-charged relic held inside the crate. And the Men in Bowler Hats are coming to get it back. Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit sci-fi series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

Welsh Mythology And Folklore In Popular Culture

Author: Audrey L. Becker
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487259
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Examining how we interpret Welshness today, this volume brings together fourteen essays covering a full range of representations of Welsh mythology, folklore, and ritual in popular culture. Topics covered include the twentieth-century fantasy fiction of Evangeline Walton, the Welsh presence in the films of Walt Disney, Welshness in folk music, video games, and postmodern literature. Together, these interdisciplinary essays explore the ways that Welsh motifs have proliferated in this age of cultural cross-pollination, spreading worldwide the myths of one small British nation.

Illuminating Torchwood

Author: Andrew Ireland
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455608
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Created in 2006 as a spinoff of Doctor Who, the internationally popular BBC television series Torchwood is a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy, with much more of an adult flavor than its progenitor. The series' "omnisexual" protagonist, maverick 51st-century time agent Captain Jack Harkness, leads a team of operatives from the present-day Torchwood Institute, a secret organization dedicated to battling supernatural and extraterrestrial criminals. With its archetypal characters, adult language, subversive humor and openly homosexual and bisexual storylines, Torchwood provides a wealth of material for scholarly analysis and debate. Using Torchwood as its focal point, this timely collection of essays by a range of experts and enthusiasts provides an interpretive framework for understanding the continually developing forms and genres of contemporary television drama.

Plain Tales Of The Afghan Border

Author: John Charles Edward Bowen
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The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 20

Author: Stephen Jones
Editor: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762437276
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This annual collection of exceptional horror and dark fantasy fiction stories is the essential must-have for horror buffs. The 20th edition of this showcase of horror includes a comprehensive overview of international selections, an impressively researched necrology, and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer of true horror.

Tardis Torchwood Stories

Author: Source Wikia
Editor: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230853079
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Commentary (stories not included). Pages: 60. Chapters: Torchwood audio stories, Torchwood comic stories, Torchwood novels, Torchwood short stories, Torchwood television stories, Department X, Everyone Says Hello, Ghost Train, Hidden, In the Shadows, The Sin Eaters, Captain Jack and the Selkie, Final Sacrifice, Jetsam, Ma and Par, Rift War!, Rift War! Part One, Rift War! Part Two, Shrouded, The Legacy of Torchwood One!, The Return of the Vostok, Torchwood comic strip stories, Almost Perfect, Another Life, Bay of the Dead, BBC Torchwood novels, Border Princes, Consequences, First Born, Into the Silence, Long Time Dead, Pack Animals, Risk Assessment, SkyPoint, Slow Decay, Something in the Water, The House That Jack Built, The Men Who Sold the World, The Twilight Streets, The Undertaker's Gift, Trace Memory, Harm's Way, Virus, Web of Lies, Adam, Adrift, A Day in the Death, Captain Jack Harkness, Combat, Countrycide, Cyberwoman, Day One, Dead Man Walking, Dead of Night, End of Days, End of the Road, Escape to LA, Everything Changes, Exit Wounds, Fragments, From Out of the Rain, Ghost Machine, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Immortal Sins, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Meat, Out of Time, Random Shoes, Rendition, Reset, Sleeper, Small Worlds, Something Borrowed, They Keep Killing Suzie, The Blood Line, The Categories of Life, The Gathering, The Middle Men, The New World, To the Last Man. Excerpt: Department X was the fifth release of the BBC Torchwood audio stories. G.R. Owen is the last of Cardiff's old department stores. Times are hard and the ancient firm has gone into administration. But who are the Administrators? What goes on behind the shutters at night? And why are customers disappearing? Torchwood are already investigating. G.R. Owen is the site of their oldest unsolved cases, and Jack is determined to solve it before the store closes forever - which is why Ianto is working undercover in gentlemen's...

Doctor Who Star Tales

Author: Steve Cole
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473531993
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‘Even though they’re gone from the world, they’re never gone from me.’ The Doctor is many things – curious, funny, brave, protective of her friends...and a shameless namedropper. While she and her companions battled aliens and travelled across the universe, the Doctor hinted at a host of previous, untold adventures with the great and the good: we discovered she got her sunglasses from Pythagoras (or was it Audrey Hepburn?); lent a mobile phone to Elvis; had an encounter with Amelia Earhart where she discovered that a pencil-thick spider web can stop a plane; had a 'wet weekend' with Harry Houdini, learning how to escape from chains underwater; and more. In this collection of new stories, Star Tales takes you on a rip-roaring ride through history, from 500BC to the swinging 60s, going deeper into the Doctor's notorious name-dropping and revealing the truth behind these anecdotes.

Blood In The Water

Author: Juliet McKenna
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473226252
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Those exiles and rebels determined to bring peace to Lescar discover the true cost of war. Courage and friendships are tested to breaking point. Who will pay such heart-breaking penalties for their boldness? Who will pay the ultimate price? The dukes of Lescar aren't about to give up their wealth and power without a fight. They won't pass up any chance to advance their own interests either, if one of their rivals suffers in all this upheaval. The duchesses have their own part to play, more subtle but no less deadly.

A Dictionary Of The Spanish And English Languages

Author: Mariano Velázquez de la Cadena
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The Official Small Size Price Guide To Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Companion

Author: Robert M. Overstreet
Editor: House of Collectibles
ISBN: 9780876378687
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The guide every comic collector must have, with all of the updated facts and figures from the ultimate authority on comic book values. And, with its mini-dimensions, it's easy to carry at all times for quick reference. Includes a schedule of comic conventions.

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 1991 1992

Author: Robert M. Overstreet
Editor: House of Collectibles
ISBN: 9780876378595
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Lists current prices for comic books and offers advice on collecting, storing, and selling them

2113

Author: Kevin J. Anderson
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ISBN: 9781770412927
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18 exhilarating journeys into Rush-inspired worlds The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, and thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, bestselling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio that is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. Enduring stark dystopian struggles or testing the limits of the human spirit, the characters populating 2113 find strength while searching for hope in a world that is repressive, dangerous, or just debilitatingly bland. Most of these tales are science fiction, but some are fantasies, thrillers, even edgy mainstream. Many of Rush's big hits are represented, as well as deeper cuts . . . with wonderful results. This anthology also includes the seminal stories that inspired the Rush classics "Red Barchetta" and "Roll the Bones," as well as Kevin J. Anderson's novella sequel to the groundbreaking Rush album 2112. 2113 contains stories by New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Z. Williamson, David Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, and Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, and more.

Dangerous Waters

Author: Juliet McKenna
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473226279
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The Archmage rules the island of wizards and has banned the use of magecraft in warfare, but there are corsairs raiding the Caladhrian Coast, enslaving villagers and devastating trade. Barons and merchants beg for magical aid, but all help has been refused so far. Lady Zurenne's husband has been murdered by the corsairs, and a man she doesn't even know stands watch over her and her daughters. Corrain, former captain and now slave to the corsairs, knows that Zurenne's guardian is a rogue wizard. If Corrain can only escape, he'll see justice done. Unless the Archmage's magewoman, Jilseth, catches the renegade first...

Banners In The Wind

Author: Juliet McKenna
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473226260
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A few stones falling in the right place can set a landslide in motion. That's what Lescari exiles told themselves in Vanam as they plotted to overthrow the warring dukes. But who can predict the chaos that follows such a cataclysm? Some will survive against all the odds; friends and foes alike. Hope and alliances will be shattered beyond repair. Unforeseen consequences bring undeserved grief as well as unexpected rewards. Necessity forces uneasy compromise as well as perilous defiance. Wreaking havoc is swift and easy. Building a lasting peace may yet prove an insuperable challenge!

Defiant Peaks

Author: Juliet McKenna
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473226295
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Archmage Planir and the wizards of Hadrumal have demonstrated their devastating powers and the corsair threat is no more. The mainland rulers' relief is overshadowed with fear of one day facing such a threat to their own dominion. Will Tormalin's Emperor make an alliance with Solura's wizards, who so openly covet Hadrumals secrets? Will he seek out that other mysterious magic, Artifice, to counter Planir's magecraft? How will the aloof Aetheric adepts of the mountains answer such an appeal? With many of the Wizard Council disputing Planir's chosen course, he must look beyond the island city for allies. To Suthyfer, the controversial haven for mageborn far away in the Eastern Ocean. To Caladhria, where Corrain, Baron Halferan and Lady Zurenne believe they have finally won respite from all their trials. But absence of strife is hardly peace. The lull before winter's storms descend from the distant northern peaks will be a short one.

Darkening Skies

Author: Juliet McKenna
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473226287
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Captain Corrain is hailed as a hero but he knows all such praise would turn to anger if certain people knew what had really happened. The wizard who supposedly saved him and his comrades has merely claimed the island of the corsair's for his own. No one knows what this enigmatic newcomer intends to do next. Corrain has good reason to fear the worst, as he confides in Lady Zurenne of Halferan. He knows he can trust her now that still more perilous secrets bind the two of them together. This disastrous turn of events cannot be concealed from Hadrumal's powerful mages. The Chief Mage Planir's leadership is now openly questioned. Surely he will enforce his authority by crushing this upstart? But the Aldabreshin warlords act first. The warlords are watching the ominous skies as a once in a lifetime conjunction of the stars approaches. Will the warlords be content to drive this solitary wizard out of the Archipelago or has the time come for them to destroy all magic?

The New American Cyclopaedia

Author: George Ripley
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Irons In The Fire

Author: Juliet McKenna
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473226244
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The country of Lescar was carved out of the collapse of the Old Tormalin Empire. Every generation has seen the land laid waste by rival dukes fighting for the High King's empty crown. Tathrin's parents sent him to the distant city of Vanam to escape the recurrent skirmishes. He meets Aremil, another Lescari, whose parents have their own reasons for sending him so far away. These two young men cannot forget their homeland. Can they persuade other exiles with Lescari blood to help relieve their kinfolk's misery? If they can persuade Branca, the down-to-earth scholar, to share the ancient lore which she has studied, then this mismatched band of commoners, merchants and nobles can begin plotting a revolution.