The aliens came to the Earth to purchase water, the most precious
substance in the universe. That was all that was known about them, so
humans called them Water Merchants. To serve as their base of operations,
the aliens erected a mighty tower in the Nevada desert. The Earth Company
soon built a city around the tower to facilitate commerce. One day, an
alien is found brutally murdered in the bowels of the city. Phelan Rodgers,
former colonel, United States Air Force, who once piloted the secret Black
Raptor fighters back-engineered from alien technology, is chosen to help
investigate the murder along with Earth Company Investigator Philip Sloane.
During the course of the investigation Phelan begins to suspect that Sloane
has been sent out to help keep what the murdered alien was doing a secret,
and has his own reasons for thwarting the investigation. Phelan comes to
believe that the aliens may have their own agenda for being on the Earth and
now it is up to him to uncover the aliens’ secrets before it is too late…
invite you to come for a visit with Jannie in her Northwood’s home.
Come experience with her through pictures, drawings and writing the many
wonders that brought excitement to her as she worked on this book for
her grandchildren. Nature holds many interesting facts and surprises
for those who are observant.
is constant amazement at the intricate, awesome details God created when
making this world. We truly are blest and give God all the glory.
COULD HER WITS COMPETE WITH STARFARER ULTRATECH?
Kirasdotr is a sailor on the lost planet Goddard. When she rescues a
visiting starfarer from drowning, her reward is a trip into orbit. Now
she wants to go there again, not easy when the hottest ship on Goddard
has three masts and a full set of sails.
Brotherhood of the Bell realizes that Amanda wants to bring that most
dreaded of all menaces, change, to Goddard. They'll do absolutely
anything to stop her.
Amanda begins with her
wits, her determination, and her dory Northstar.
She's up against
typhoons, pirates, assassins, financial bubbles, starfarer ultratech,
and the mythical giant ship-eating squid. Can she beat them all to find
the path to her dream?
Designing Wargames introduces the play and design of classic hex-and-counter
board wargames. Written as a textbook, Designing Wargames should appeal to board
and computer game designers, board game players, and designers of serious war
games for historical and military study.
Phillies opens with a discussion of the basic elements combined to create
strategic games, including representation, theme, style, mechanisms, voice,
shape, and content. To introduce non-players to board wargames, he describes in
detail the play of four classic board wargames, namely Stalingrad, 1914,
Panzerblitz, and Fall of Manjukuo. A path to designing a game, stressing the
central importance of iterative development and playtesting, is advanced.
Several fundamental mechanisms and their variations, including the zone of
control and command and control rules, are examined in detail. A case study
contrasts a half-dozen games on a single historic campaign, comparing how
different designers have created radically different games that represent the
same historic outcomes. A paragraph by paragraph analysis of the written rules
of one game is given. Issues related to luck and technology are examined. An
extensive set of homework problems, many in the form of development projects,
support the material in the text.
As God looks down upon
the earth from his heavenly realm, he is witness to the ongoing battle
between Good and Evil. God created the existence of two distinct
universes so that, in the end, they would coexist in separate realities
and bring all things Good to their people. Each universe would have
free will to choose Good over Evil, but no single universe, on its own,
can unite the two. The choice mankind must make to determine their
ultimate fate and abolish greed and selfishness for future generations
is to be in the hands of a “Chosen One.” It was intended from the
beginning that the forces of Good would prevail over evil, and the
hourglass would be turned forever.
The year was 1929. As a fund raiser, the Beverly Hills
Womans Club put together a unique collection of recipes, with contributions
from many silent-screen stars of the day. It appears that the stars'
offerings were written mostly by themselves, hence the author's verbatim
transcriptions, punctuation, and all.
Each of the over 75 recipes includes a photo of the star
and short bio, gleaned from hours of research and condensation.
The forward, written by Will Rogers, begins the book.