A History of Air Warfare

***Selected for the 2010 leader of the U.S. Air Force's studying List*** This one-volume anthology offers a entire research of the position that air strength has performed in army conflicts during the last century. Comprising 16 essays penned through a world cadre of best army specialists, A background of Air Warfare chronologically examines the software of air energy from the 1st international conflict to the second one Lebanon struggle, crusade by way of crusade. each one essay lays out the targets, occasions, and key gamers of the clash in query, reports the position of air energy within the strategic and operational contexts, and explores the interaction among the political framework and army operations right. The concluding part deals wider views by way of concentrating on air and house energy in either unconventional and standard struggle from 1913 to the current. greater than an easy homage to air strength, A heritage of Air Warfare exposes air power’s strengths and weaknesses and, the place proper, illuminates the demanding situations of joint operations and coalition battle. due to its severe technique, even remedy, and old heritage, the booklet will entice smooth conflict students, air strength experts, and normal readers attracted to army historical past alike.

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Stuff My Stocking: M/M Romance Stories that are Nice and… Naughty

By M. J. O'Shea

The tales you're approximately to learn are the fabricated from a truly distinct venture backed by way of the Goodreads M/M Romance group—the on-line neighborhood for readers who like to examine males in love (Male/Male).

The crew moderators issued a call for participation for participants to decide on a photograph and pen a Letter to Santa inquiring for a brief M/M romance tale encouraged by means of the picture; authors from the gang have been inspired to choose a letter and write an unique tale.

The end result used to be an outpouring of creativity that shined a focus at the targeted bond among M/M romance writers and the folk who love what they do. This publication is an anthology of these letters and stories.

Whether you're an avid M/M romance reader or new to the style, you're in for a scrumptious deal with. So chill out, chill out and luxuriate in Stuff My Stocking: M/M Romance tales which are great and . . . Naughty.

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Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier

Mars! The pink Planet! For generations, humans have questioned what it might be prefer to commute to and stay there. That interest has encouraged probably the most sturdy technology fiction, together with Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and the paintings of Isaac Asimov. Now the award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan has introduced jointly 13 unique tales to discover the chances. After interpreting Life on Mars, readers won't ever examine the fourth planet from the solar an analogous method back.

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The Seduction of Shiva: Tales of Life and Love

The god Shiva is totally seduced via Mohini, the spell binding lady shape assumed by way of the god Vishnu in the course of the churning of the sea for nectar. A barber employs wit and wile and rumours of witchcraft to win his spouse again from the lustful attentions in their king. The celestial nymph Urvashi curses the Pandava prince Arjuna while he rejects her sexual advances. a lady stuck in adultery befools her elders with a non secular ritual. a guy with a unpleasant lacking spouse insists however that she be recovered by way of his ruler who has an identical challenge.

sophisticated, colloquial, romantic, cynical, satirical via turns, those tales of erotic love, elegantly translated from the Sanskrit classics, make a sustained argument for the secular ends of lifetime of hope tempered with discrimination and delight with restraint.

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The 19th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 16 Stories by Charles V. de Vet (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 19)

By Charles V. De Vet

The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technology fiction writers who may perhaps rather be forgotten.

Charles V. de Vet wrote greater than 50 brief tales for technological know-how fiction magazines, starting with The unforeseen Weapon for Amazing Stories in September 1950 (included here). After a a number of 12 months hiatus, de Vet turned energetic as a author back within the overdue Nineteen Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties. This assortment specializes in his early, extra adventurous works.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of e-book anthologies has proved to be certainly one of our most well liked endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally supply them as rates to our mailing list!) One query we preserve getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a gaggle attempt. all people at Wildside works on them. This contains John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and plenty of of Wildside’s authors… who usually recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

Contents:
Gramp
Metamorphosis
Lorelei
Specimen
Infinity’s Child
Postman’s Holiday
Countercheck
Female of the Species
No Time for Change
Bunzo Farewell
Delay—Temporary
Track of the Beast
The unforeseen Weapon
Growing Up on titanic Muddy
I Take This Earthman
A Little Knowledge

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Tales from the Empire: Star Wars Legends

By Peter Schweighofer

Culled from the pages of the Star Wars experience Journal, the most well known Star Wars magazines within the box this present day, comes this interesting new short-story collection.  Here are tales from such award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Kathy Tyers in addition to interesting newbies, together with Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson.  From the determined flight of a civilian mail courier sporting very important insurgent intelligence via an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial criminal, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously employed via an actor became Jedi Knight became Imperial murderer for one ultimate transformation, those stories trap the entire excessive experience, resourceful genius, and nonstop motion which are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga.

What's extra, the center piece of this incredible assortment is the quick novel Side Trip, the first-ever collaboration among Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, during which a freighter smuggling palms for the Rebels is commandeered by way of an Imperial superstar Destroyer led through a mysterious helmeted determine who claims to be the infamous bounty hunter Jodo Kast.  It is all a part of a devious plan that incorporates Hal and Corran Horn, who're operating undercover to nail the notorious Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. yet one slip-up can get all of them killed.

Collected for the 1st time, Star Wars(r): stories from the Empire is one ebook no fan may want to be without.

(r), TM and (c) 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used less than authorization.

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Poems for the Millennium, Volume 4: The University of California Book of North African Literature

During this fourth quantity of the landmark "Poems for the Millennium" sequence, Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour current a complete anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, the zone of North Africa that spans the trendy kingdom states of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, and together with a piece at the influential Arabo-Berber and Jewish literary tradition of Al-Andalus, which flourished in Spain among the 9th and 15th centuries. starting with the earliest pictograms and rock drawings and finishing with the paintings of the present iteration of post-independence and diasporic writers, this quantity takes in a number cultures and voices, together with Berber, Phoenician, Jewish, Roman, Vandal, Arab, Ottoman, and French. even though targeting oral and written poetry and narratives, the booklet additionally attracts on ancient and geographical treatises, philosophical and esoteric traditions, tune lyrics, and present prose experiments. those choices are prepared in 5 chronological "diwans" or chapters, that are interrupted via a chain of "books" that provide additional aspect, giving context or masking particular cultural components in centred model. the choices are contextualized by means of a basic creation that situates the significance of this little-known tradition quarter and person commentaries for almost every one writer.

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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 21 (Mammoth Books)

Widely considered as the benchmark anthology for each technological know-how fiction fan, The immense booklet of most sensible New SF 21 maintains to uphold its normal of excellence with over dozen tales from the former year.

This year's quantity comprises many vibrant younger abilities of technology fiction, in addition to a number of validated masters. It covers each point of the style - smooth, demanding, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, army and adventure.

Also integrated is an intensive summation of the 12 months and a steered analyzing list.

PRAISE FOR past EDITIONS

'It's rarely you get a booklet that is precisely what it says at the backbone like this one is. great, filled with the easiest. precisely so. SFX magazine

'Quantity in addition to quality... each piece is a treasure' The Times

'These 30 tales hide a massive quantity of ground...the tales themselves are the stars.' 4-star score! SFX Magazine

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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 30-Year Retrospective

Hardcover reprint of the October 1979 factor of The journal of myth and technology Fiction, together with: creation by means of Edward ok. Ferman; F&SF at 30, essay via Isaac Asimov; Fondly Fahrenheit, through Alfred Bester (SF corridor of reputation story); And Now the scoop . . . by way of Theodore Sturgeon; now not With a Bang, by means of Damon Knight; vegetation for Algernon, via Daniel Keyes (winner, 1960 Hugo Award); A Canticle for Leibowitz, through Walter M. Miller, Jr.; One traditional Day, with Peanuts, through Shirley Jackson; the ladies males do not See, by means of James Tiptree, Jr.; Born of guy and lady, via Richard Matheson (nominated, 2001 unfashionable Hugo); Jeffty Is 5, via Harlan Ellison (winner, 1977 Nebula Award, 1978 Hugo Award, 1978 Locus ballot Award); Ararat, by way of Zenna Henderson; Sundance, via Robert Silverberg; Dreaming Is a personal factor, by means of Isaac Asimov; terrible Little Warrior!, by way of Brian W. Aldiss; we will be able to commit it to memory for You Wholesale, by means of Philip ok. Dick; Selectra Six-Ten, by way of Avram Davidson; difficulties of imagination, through Thomas M. Disch; the hunt for Saint Aquin, via Anthony Boucher (SF corridor of status story); The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out, through Reginald Bretnor; plus cartoons and poems.

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The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures: Return to the Center of the Earth and Other Extraordinary Voyages, New Tales by the Heirs of Jules Verne

Jules Verne, one of many founding fathers of technological know-how fiction, was once the writer of such exciting and perennial favorites as world wide in 80 Days, trip to the guts of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean, in addition to greater than sixty different novels of event and exploration. 100 years after his demise, this excellent new assortment celebrates Verne's awesome imaginative and prescient. a number of brand new most sensible technological know-how fiction authors pay homage to Verne's genius with a sequence of news encouraged by way of his groundbreaking mind's eye and unique characters. during this anthology are notable voyages of discovery and experience from the 4 corners of the globe, or even inside of it. Following the culture of Verne's unique stories, Ian Watson tells of a trip deep into the heart of the Earth, the place Verne himself does conflict with occultist Nazis, and Adam Roberts takes us to latter-day California, the place a descendant of Verne's personality Hector Servadac is getting ready for the top of the realm as we all know it. those and plenty of extra compelling adventures upload as much as an anthology that may introduce a brand new iteration to the sweetness of Jules Verne and pleasure readers already conversant in the master.

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