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Bryan Young (he/they) works across many different media. His work as a writer and producer has been called "filmmaking gold" by The New York Times. He's also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He's been a regular contributor for the Huffington Post, StarWars.com, Star Wars Insider magazine, SYFY, /Film, and was the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! In 2014, he wrote the critically acclaimed history book, A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. He co-authored Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG has written two books in the BattleTech Universe: Honor's Gauntlet and A Question of Survival. He teaches writing for Writer’s Digest, Script Magazine, and at the University of Utah. Follow him on Twitter @swankmotron.
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Katie Ferraro dreams of nothing more than being a MechWarrior. Orphaned at a young age, she learns everything she can about ’Mech repair from her mentor and adoptive father. On the distant planet of Jerangle, though, her chances of fulfilling her dreams are slim.
But when she finds an abandoned Kit Fox in the jungle, she realizes her dreams might not be so far away. As she goes to work on the ’Mech in secret, she makes a name for herself as a talented tech, but waits for the right moment to reveal herself to be what she always dreamed of: a MechWarrior. With her newfound ’Mech, Katie forms her own mercenary unit. She’s too young to be a leader and too brash to be a tactician, but she’ll do anything in her power to keep her unit together long enough to take their next job.
These five Fox Tales, including a brand-new one published only in this collection, tell the fascinating, infuriating, and funny stories of the rise of the everyone’s favorite new mercenary unit in the Inner Sphere: The Fox Patrol.
With more than 100 inventive lists, charts, and timelines, The Big Bang Theory Book of Lists offers fans a creative way of looking at and celebrating the iconic and beloved early 2000s sitcom. Revisit some of your favorite moments, pairings, cameos, and geeky references (or test your super-fan knowledge) with these fun groupings exploring the variables of life in apartment 4A.
- Timelines of all the characters, their romantic partnerships, vows, and weddings
- Analysis of Sheldon's Public Restroom Kit
- All of Penny’s Relationship Advice
- Pictorial Records for Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette
- Record of all of the guests (cameos) in the apartment
- Diagram of The Universe of All Women
- Everything that's in Bernadette's Grab Bag
- A break-down of all of Sheldon's geeky shirts and their references
Illustrated with full-color photographs and visuals from the show throughout, The Big Bang Theory Book of Lists is an officially licensed, must-have collector's item for the ultimate fan.
THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s22)
As the last Bloodnamed Warrior left in the former Jade Falcon Occupation Zone, newly-elected Khan Jiyi Chistu has ’Mechs, but no MechWarriors—making it impossible to rebuild his Clan after the disaster on Terra. Meanwhile, despite being riven by the Dominion-wide vote on whether to join the new Star League or not, Star Colonel Emilio Hall’s Ghost Bears have a planet full of talented sibkos ready to graduate.
When word of these sibkos reaches Khan Chistu, he hatches a bold plan to take them, eager to rebuild the Jade Falcons. But with Star Colonel Emilio caught up in the politics of the Ghost Bear vote, will he even see Jiyi coming? Or will he lose the sibkos that represent the very future of his Clan?
For both men and the Clans they hold dear, these dilemmas become nothing less than a question of survival…
Featuring stories by David Bowles, Jennifer Brody, Julian Michael Carver, Debbie Daughetee, Carmen Gray, Ammar Habib, Jess Hagemann, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Knight, Alethea Kontis, Mike Owsley, Scott Pearson, S.N. Rodriguez, and Bryan Young.
The Most Dangerous game gets a very contemporary send-up in the world of sorority sisters on a Yoga retreat in Jennifer Brody's "Namaste." Alethea Kontis returns to the Castle of Horror with a castle-bound story of her own, the exciting, French romantic fantasy story "Blood From Stone," about a young woman turning to black magic for love. "The Black House" by Bryan Young brings us a small-town-American love story of a boy and his (to reveal what would be spoiling it.) David Bowles' haunting "Shattered Intaglio" gives us a fresh alternate world of magic wielders and revenge. A girl pours herself into her haunted hobby of gravestone rubbings while a family member wastes away in Debbie Daughetee's "The Black Door." Julian Michael Carver's “1/1” is a story about baseball card collection that would be right at home in an old issue of Tales from the Crypt. The Indian city of Amritsar is the locale for a classic tale of a boy, a curse, and a night in a haunted mansion in "The Curse of Amritsar" by Ammar Habib. In Jess Hagemann's strange, dreamlike "House of Many Rooms," young people are just… disappearing, so many of them that people have given up trying to explain. Carmen Gray's "A Tale as Old as Time" tells of a sweet young girl whose growing anger against injustice may find a voice in dangerous power. Sam Knight's "The Light at the End of the Tunnel" is a Lovecraftean, post-apocalyptic story that oscillates smoothly between comfort and slimy fear. In "I am Laid to Rest in Maine," Mike Owsley gives us the narrative of a young person, now dead, coming to terms with their own demise-- and maybe not staying that way. Scott Pearson came to us with "The Creature in Jay Cooke Park," a companion story to "The Loneliness of Monstersm" which appeared in Castle of Horror Anthology Volume 7: Love Gone Wrong. Here, three friends encounter a strange visitor in a world where such visitors are arriving more and more. Amidst a raging hurricane, a young woman struggles to survive against the elements, both physical and supernatural, in an effort to be reunited with her younger sister in S.N. Rodriguez' "Penumbra." And Leanna Renee Hieber returns to the spooky Colorado town of Glazier's Gap, the location of her book Ghosts of the Forbidden, with the tale of a 17-year-old rocker in 1999 who feels the weight of spirits all around her-- spirits that may bear a deadly warning.
Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine brings you more BattleMech action from the war-torn 31st century and beyond! Celebrate Star League Day with tales of a long-abandoned ’Mech rediscovered and pressed into service, a quest for vengeance in enemy territory, the resurgence of old ghosts, and the threat of bitter betrayal in the face of long odds. Charge headlong into technical readouts, assassin conspiracies, in-depth equipment articles, playable holiday-themed scenarios, and more—all from BattleTech veterans, fan favorites, and new authors:
Michael A. Stackpole
Loren L. Coleman
Blaine Lee Pardoe
Craig A. Reed, Jr.
Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine charges toward victory on the war-ravaged, BattleMech-dominated battlefields of 31st century! In these tales, a Republic of the Sphere operative undertakes a personal quest to track down a missing family member, a small, untested mercenary command faces off against vicious pirate raiders, an aging soldier strives to protect an idyllic village on a forgotten world, and Colonel Wayne Waco seeks to exact his revenge against the legendary commander of Wolf’s Dragoons. Configure your target-interlock circuits and hold the line with technical readouts, conspiracy theories, in-depth equipment and tactics articles, a planetary digest, and a glimpse into the future of the new ilClan era—all from BattleTech veterans and new authors:
Michael A. Stackpole
Craig A. Reed, Jr.
Michael J. Ciaravella
Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine drops you right into the action as BattleMechs and their pilots forge ahead on the battlefields of the 31st century and beyond! A rookie MechWarrior fights for independence during the Andurien Wars. The Fox Patrol finds itself on the Mercenary’s Star—and in the middle of a deal gone wrong. In these pages, you’ll travel to a distant Periphery world where a young boy pursues his dreams and witness a rare moment of unity for Clan Fire Mandrill in the Clan Homeworlds. Then return to Solaris VII once more for the conclusion of our Vengeance Games serial, and a close look at a different but familiar kind of competition on the Game World.
No matter your skill at the controls, you can wade confidently into battle with technical readouts, a unit and planet digest, a playable scenario of an unusual Hell’s Horses competition, advice for aging warriors, and a historical look at the capital of the first Star League—brought to you by BattleTech veterans and a handful of new enlistees:
Craig A. Reed, Jr.
David G. Martin
Alayna M. Weathers
ALL OR NOTHING...
On 1 May 3052, twenty-five Galaxies from seven Clans clashed with twelve armies of ComStar’s Com Guards on the pastoral planet of Tukayyid. For twenty-one days, one of the largest campaigns in BattleMech warfare unfolded to decide the fate of the Inner Sphere.
The Battle of Tukayyid is one of BattleTech’s most pivotal conflicts. Now, explore this crucial campaign through eight different points of view—from the enigmatic ComStar, whose relatively untested forces are the Inner Sphere’s last defense against the seemingly unstoppable Clans, to each Clan, as their leaders and MechWarriors attempt to achieve victory on their own terms.
The fate of the Inner Sphere hangs in the balance…and it all comes down to one planet…
Featuring stories by:
Michael J. Ciaravella
Randall N. Bills
Blaine Lee Pardoe
Steven Mohan, Jr.
Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine brings you more heavy-hitting action and heroism in the war-torn BattleMech-dominated future of the 31st century and beyond!
A young Periphery volunteer struggles against marauding pirates who have long overstayed their welcome. A small-but-growing mercenary unit faces off against a formidable foe capable of destroying their dreams. A Star League MechWarrior wrestles with an exciting career opportunity on the eve of the war that will change the face of the Inner Sphere forever. Experience the costly Jade Falcon assault on Arc-Royal, return to an idyllic paradise haunted by a specter of the past, and follow a Clan Wolf bondsman’s quest to reunite with his son. Then lurk in the shadows with more cloak-and-dagger plots in the continuation of the four-part serial novel set on the game world of Solaris VII.
Arm yourself with technical readouts, playable scenarios, an in-depth look at the weaponization of gift giving in the Draconis Combine, a glimpse into Clan Sea Fox’s customer service, an article on the importance of battlefield salvage, and more—all from elite BattleTech authors and recruits who have earned their stripes:
Craig A. Reed, Jr.
Julian Michael Carver
E. Stephenson Auerbach
J. D. Neal
Curtis O. Thompson
Clan Jade Falcon’s war efforts draw closer to Terra, but to conquer this ultimate prize, the Falcons’ vicious Khan, Malvina Hazen, must be able to trust all of her warriors to carry out her commands without hesitation—no matter how much death or collateral damage they will cause. For Malvina, victory is the only thing that matters, and those who stand in her way suffer swift and brutal elimination.
Star Captain Archer Pryde is an unconventional Falcon MechWarrior who chafes at carrying out his Khan’s terror tactics, but he delivers results in combat, so Malvina has turned a blind eye to his beliefs so far. But when civilians on a conquered world revolt against their Clan masters, innocents are caught in the Falcons’ crosshairs. Archer and his fellow MechWarriors must prove their mettle to Star Colonel Nikita Malthus, the Khan’s vindictive advisor, by carrying out their scorched-earth orders to the letter. But are these orders a betrayal of what it means to be a true and honorable Jade Falcon?
With both his loyalty and honor in question, Archer must run the gauntlet between duty and principles, or risk his own destruction...
In 2001, Russ Kick’s You Are Being Lied To became a cultural phenomenon, spreading the eye-opening insights of writers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Bloom and others to the masses. Now Kick returns with You Are STILL Being Lied To, a thoroughly updated edition that contains more than a dozen all-new essays from contributors like Norman Solomon, Graham Hancock, Alex Jones, John Major Jenkins, Robert Bauval, Richard DeGrandpre, Alexandra Bruce, John Hogue, Gregory Davis, and Scott Creighton. These outspoken authors tackle topics ranging from the misleading marketing of antidepressants to the truth about the North American Union, media consolidation, and the New Thought movement.
This massive collection dismantles the distortions, myths, and outright lies propagated by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers including Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Howard Bloom, Sydney Schanberg, Michael Parenti, Riane Eisler, Jim Marrs, and many others reveal how crucial stories are suppressed, real dangers are down-played, and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted in a world where you are still being lied to.
Action, espionage, and romance in an alternate version of World War I.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Europe is at war. Bloody trenches on the front lines form a new kind of hell that has never before been seen on the battlefield.
Computational machinery has allowed great technological leaps on both sides—and trench warfare is even deadlier for soldiers at the front.
Some men go to war to defend their homeland or to prove themselves. But Robert Preston flees America and joins the French Army to escape heartbreak.
He's placed in the 5th Aeronautic Corps, an elite unit that specializes in using high-tech jetpacks to leap over trenches and the No Man’s Land between them. It’s a dangerous job with a low survival rate, but Preston is determined to make a difference.
There, he meets a man he calls his best friend, and a woman he believes is the love of his life. But a top-secret mission behind enemy lines, and a heart full of jealousy, threatens to tear the three of them apart forever.