Wolverine's Daughter

Author: Doranna Durgin

Publisher: Blue Hound Visions

ISBN: 1611383129

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 592

The Wolverine’s Daughter is hard-tempered by her struggle to survive in the hostile Keturan mountains; she knows nothing of the Outlands, or of her father...or of the curse behind her puzzling clumsiness. But she’s about to find out what it means to visit those Outlands...and they’re about to find out what it means to have her. "When a sword and sorcery book begins with humor, it's fairly well guaranteed to be an excellent read.... This book whips along with impressive fight choreography, excellent background descriptions, and fascinating plotlines." --Kliatt ~~~ Kelyn of Ketura. Daughter of a legendary warrior who left the mountains before she was born. Brave. Strong. Tempered by her struggle to survive in the hostile, craggy Keturan mountains. And plagued by moments of enormous and puzzling clumsiness. "Find your father," the local wisewoman tells her. "To find your true self, find the Wolverine." Angered by his abandonment, Kelyn doesn't care about her father--but the lure of adventure in the Out Lands calls to her, just as it called to the Wolverine before her, and she accepts the challenge. New languages, new weapons. Magic. Witch hunts. The treacheries of civilization. She doesn't know just how much of a challenge it'll be. ~~~ "With this new book, Doranna Durgin ventures into classic sword & sorcery -- and turns the subgenre upside down..... I like Kelyn, who could kick Red Sonya's steel bikini-clad butt from introduction to epilogue. Fantasy fans in general will love this book, but it has extra appeal for feminists and for warriors of the female persuasion." --Hypatia's Hoard
Posted in Fiction

Science fiction and fantasy literature, 1975-1991

a bibliography of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books and nonfiction monographs

Author: R. Reginald,Mary Wickizer Burgess,Daryl Furumi Mallett

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Reference

Page: 1512

View: 7663

Posted in Reference

Himalayan Voices

An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature

Author: Michael Hutt

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120811560

Category: Authors, Nepali

Page: 333

View: 728

Himalayan Voices provides admirers of Nepal and lovers of literature with their first glimpse of the vibrant literary scene in Nepal today. An introduction to the two most developed genres of modern Nepali literature-poetry and the short story-this work profiles eleven of Nepal`s most distinguished poets and offers translations of more than eighty poems written from 1916 to 1986. Twenty of the most interesting and best-known examples of the Nepali short story are translated into English for the first time by Michael Hutt. All provide vivid descriptions of Life in twentieth-century Nepal. This book should appeal not only to admires of Nepal, but to all readers with an interest in non-Western literatures.
Posted in Authors, Nepali

The Steel Queen

Author: Karen Azinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983516002

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

View: 3861

Azinger's series is fast-paced action-packed fantasy. In a medieval world of forgotten magic, mortals are lured to the chessboard of the gods where an epic struggle of lives, loves and crowns hang in the balance, yet few understand the rules. In this game of power, the pawns of light and darkness will make the difference in the battle for the kingdoms of Erdhe: Katherine, 'The Imp' a young princess with the stout heart of a warrior will challenge the minions of a thousand-year-old evil. Liandra: The Spider Queen; who uses her beauty to beguile, her spies to foresee, and her gold to control, will need all of her skill and strength to fight a rebellion with her own blood at it's heart. Steffan, the puppeteer, will corrupt the innocent and unwary with greed and desire, as he sets an entire kingdom ablaze.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review

Author: Neil Barron,R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0893706248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 2732

"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."
Posted in Literary Criticism

Lost Years of the RSS

Author: Sanjeev Kelkar

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132119223

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 8806

Lost Years of the RSS is a historical analysis of the events that have shaped the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its 85 years of existence. Written from an insider's perspective, this in-depth work critically analyses the major turning points in the history of RSS from the viewpoint of both a follower and an opponent, while digging deep into its socio-political history. Beginning with the political ethnography of the RSS, the book charts the organisation's growth over time-from the Partition, the first ban, the Golwalkar and Deoras periods, the demolition of Babri Masjid, to the present, when the original principles of the Sangh have been forgotten, leading to the current decadence within the organisation. The author concludes with suggestions for a way forward for the RSS, wherein the lessons learnt from the past can be put to use and the original values can be reinstated. At the heart of the book is the author's implicit desire to contradict the current media representations of the Sangh and portray the RSS as what it was actually meant to be.
Posted in Political Science

Bapu Kuti

Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi

Author: Rajni Bakshi

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 9780140278385

Category: Community development

Page: 334

View: 9729

Social and economic activities in Mahatma Gandhi's last home located at Sevagrama Asrama, Wardha.
Posted in Community development

Decline and Fall of Buddhism

A Tragedy in Ancient India

Author: K. Jamanadas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Buddhism

Page: 345

View: 3534

Posted in Buddhism

A Critical Inventory of Rāmāyaṇa Studies in the World: Indian languages and English

Author: K. Krishnamoorthy

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788172011000

Category: Hinduism

Page: 515

View: 8792

This Is The First Volume Of A Bibliography Of The Ramayana Narrative, Containing A Comprehensive List Of Reading Material In 22 Indian Languages Recognised By The Sahitya Akademi, In Addition To Persian. It Includes Information On Various Editions Of Valmiki'S Ramayana Along With Its Several Commentaries And Translation.
Posted in Hinduism


The Genus Carum

Author: Eva Nemeth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203303679

Category: Science

Page: 195

View: 8953

Caraway, the seventh volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles, collects together all of the existing information in connection with the biology, chemistry, agrotechnology and utilization of the plant genus Carum. After an overview on all Carum species, it deals mainly with th most important species Carum carvi L. The scientific and economic significance of the genus as well as forthcoming results and future perspectives are discussed. Authors from a number of countries give information about valuable traditions as well as the most up-to-date research results. Physiological, genetic and agrotechnological specialities of annual and biennial types of caraway are discussed seperately. The book provides an overview of the anatomical structure of the most important organs of the plant, and its chemical constituents. it also discusses production practices including post harvest techniques, quality requirements and utilization of the plant's products in pharmacology, and the alimentary and cosmetics industries. The broad scope of presentations illustrated with numerous tables and figures offers excellent material for scientists, teachers and students who are interested in medicinal and aromatic plants.
Posted in Science


Author: James Branch Cabell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149595

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5313

Witty, compelling fantasy recounts a time-traveler's adventures through a supernatural dreamscape, his romances with famous women, and his confrontations with God and the Devil. Thirteen full-page illustrations by Frank C. Papé.
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Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives

Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Author: Shampa Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137515988

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 7055

This book examines diverse literary writings in Bangla related to crime in late nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial Bengal, with a timely focus on gender. It analyses crime-centred fiction and non-fiction in the region to see how actual or imagined crimes related to women were shaped and fashioned into images and narratives for contemporary genteel readers. The writings have been examined within a social-historical context where gender was a fiercely contested terrain for publicly fought debates on law, sexual relations, reform, and identity as moulded by culture, class, and caste. Both canonized literary writings (like those of Bankim Chatterji) as well as non-canonical, popular writings (of writers who have not received sufficient critical attention) are scrutinised in order to examine how criminal offences featuring women (as both victims and offenders) have been narrated in early manifestations of the genre of crime writing in Bangla. An empowered and thought-provoking study, this book will be of special interest to scholars of criminology and social justice, literature, and gender.
Posted in Social Science

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071798382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6581

Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.
Posted in Business & Economics

Buddhism and Dalits

Social Philosophy and Traditions

Author: C. D. Naik

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178357928

Category: Buddhism and social problems

Page: 317

View: 5080

In Indian context.
Posted in Buddhism and social problems

Legacy of earth

Author: Juanita Coulson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345281807

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 6811

Anthony Saunder is a mere clone--a whim of the cruel Carissa Saunders--and not a man of lofty dreams, but upon seeing the beautiful Whimed star, he takes on a magnificent challenge
Posted in Fiction

Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman

Author: Michael Tinker Pearce,Linda S. Pearce

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500824518

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

View: 5174

"Impressive work, and great fun!" -- Greg Bear, Author of Hull 03 and The Forge of God "It may seem a fine thing in song or story to be ankle-deep in the blood of your enemies but in reality it's slippery, smells bad and is nearly impossible to get out of your socks afterwards." From the diaries of Engvyr Gunnarson Engvyr is still young as his people, the Dwarves, reckon things, but he is already a distinguished veteran of the elite Dwarven rifle regiments and a Ranger of the Mountain Guards. Now he wants nothing more than to make a place for himself, perhaps settle down and raise a family. But when a new enemy rises in the North he finds himself at the center of the conflict, with not merely the freedom of his people but the fate of all of humanity hanging in the balance... and the habit of heroism is a hard one to break. In Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman magic, science and technology work hand-in-hand to create a new kind of fantasy world. Told with humor and humanity, it is a story of sweeping events seen from a 'ground-level' perspective by people living in and helping to shape the unique history of their world.
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India Under Atal Behari Vajpayee

The BJP Era

Author: Chandreshwar Prasad Thakur,Devendra P. Sharma

Publisher: Ubs Pub Distributors Limited


Category: History

Page: 375

View: 1129

This Timely Book Unravels The Dramatic Developments Which Catapulted The Bjp To Power At The Center In March 1998, And Captures The Drama And Suspense. Nuclear Tests At Pokhran In May 1998 Is Highlighted With An Analysis Of The Repercussions. The Narrative Sums Up The Fast Paced Events Which Took Place During The Vajpayee Era.
Posted in History