For three thousand years, the Terran Empire has ruled the Galactic Expanse with an iron fist, conquering any alien civilisation who dared to oppose the might of their new human masters. Their grip is about to be shaken apart when an unknown invasion force starts to strip whole planetary populations. Now humans and aliens must find a way to work together to prevent the Empire and the invaders turning the Galactic Expanse into a graveyard.
"All the horror of The Walking Dead infused with classic English wit and sarcasm, two gore encrusted thumbs up"- Mark Tufo author of the Zombie Fallout series."The stories in The Queuing Dead are perfect for fans of both Horror and Zombie Fiction. All the stories show the horror of people trapped in a zombie apocalypse. There are many characters whom the reader will cheer on when they survive or feel sadness when they don't. In other stories, there are characters who are sociopaths, placing them clearly in the Horror genre even before that moment when the zombie hordes arrive. The Queuing Dead is a fascinating collection of short stories that provide different scenarios of what might happen ...
Thousands of alien ships take up position in low earth orbit. All eyes are now on a global mission to launch several rockets in the hope to discover their intentions. Alan Doyle had seen the news. He couldn't get away from it. Even his fellow gamers continued to clog up bandwidth by talking about the new visitors. He didn't care about them. All Alan wanted was to level up on Battlespawn, to attain the rank to Star Captain and earn himself enough credits to ensure that he never ran out of health ever again. During a rare trip outside, Alan noticed a small silver globe lying on the side of the road. As he picked it up, he saw hundreds more pushing up through the ground. Alan tried to scream as the object melted like mercury and vanished into his palm. Before he blacked out, Alan saw others around him experiencing the same trauma. The alien devices had selected their combatants and took them to the only Total Immersion Game worth playing. The humans weren't just fighting for their lives, they were fighting for the fate of their planet. The invasion of Earth had begun -ONLINE!
Cycling and walking are both essential components in sustainable transport strategy and are becoming an ever more important part of urban planning. There is now a wealth of international experience of how well sustainable planning works in practice and how it can be improved. With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Sustainable transport sums up many of the lessons learnt and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorised transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as ...
You won't find any ghosts, werewolves, or witches in these pages. The monsters you'll see here are of the most frightening variety. Humans. Serial killers of all types lurk within the stories contained in this heart-stopping collection. They can find you wherever you try to hide, so just sit back, relax, and enjoy these chilling tales of murder and mayhem. But first, you might want to lock your doors.
The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand, and Anglicanism something done by other people. How did this happen? Is there any way back? This 'relentlessly honest' and surprisingly entertaining book tells the dramatic and contentious story of the disappearance of the Church of England from the centre of public life. The authors – religious correspondent Andrew Brown and academic Linda Woodhead – watched this closely, one from the inside and one from the outside. That Was the Church, That Was shows what happened and explains why.
Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio 'development' exec who doesn't trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure's encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum. Gordy LaSure's alwaystalking about films and how they'd be a shit ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure. The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible?How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) areany good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.