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Monster Hunter International

**A STUNNING LIMITED EDITON OF THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE INTERNATIONALLY AND *NEW YORK TIMES* BEST-SELLING ****MONSTER HUNTER SERIES**
**CONTAINS AN ALL NEW INTRODUCTION BY LARRY CORREIA**
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. 
It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit. 
It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. 
Business is good . . . 
Welcome to Monster Hunter International.
**About Larry Correia and the Monster Hunter International series:**
“[E]verything I like in fantasy: intense action scenes, evil in horrifying array, good struggling against the darkness, and most of all people—gorgeously flawed human beings faced with horrible moral choices that force them to question and change and grow.”—Jim Butcher
“[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read.”—*Bookreporter.com*
“If you love monsters and action, you’ll love this book. If you love guns, you’ll love this book. If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you’ll love this book.”—*Knotclan.com*
“A gun person who likes science fiction—or, heck, anyone who likes science fiction—will enjoy [these books] . . . The plotting is excellent, and Correia makes you care about the characters . . . I read both books without putting them down except for work . . . so whaddaya waitin’ for? Go and buy some . . . for yourself and for stocking stuffers.”—Massad Ayoob
“[W]ill delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts.”—*Publishers Weekly *on *Monster Hunter Vendetta*

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The Monster Book of Manga

The popularity of manga—Japanese cartooning—continues to grow, inspiring interest in learning how to draw this exciting style of comics. From comic illustration Ikari Studio comes the ultimate guide on how to draw manga. The Monster Book of Manga: Fairies and Magical Creatures focuses on these figures of wonder. Each illustration is broken down into six stages of creation and is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the artist from an initial black-and-white sketch to final color piece. Each drawing is also accompanied by practical suggestions, hints, and tips. This monster-size manual is the must-have book for anyone interested in learning how to draw manga, appealing to beginning and advanced artists alike.

The Monster Book of Manga Steampunk Gothic

Enter an alternative world ruled by steam-powered machinery, Victorian elegance, and futuristic technology by creating your own elaborate manga characters in Steampunk, the latest volume in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series.

This easy-to-follow guidebook brings to life more than thirty avant-garde manga characters fit for a steampunk universe where fantasy, science, and history collide. Through advanced illustration techniques and step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to easily transform rough sketches into intricately inked graphics, all adorned in clockwork motifs, rich colors, and Space Age attire. Characters include pirates, sci-fi soldiers, industrial aviators, witches, time travelers, robots, and vampires. Whether you’re a novice or a skilled artist, The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk is the definitive guide to creating your very own collection of steampunk manga characters.

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Monster Book of Manga Drawing

It’s the most mammoth book of manga drawing EVER!

If there’s one key to drawing manga, it’s GO BIG–starting with this humongous book of step-by-step instruction and inspiration.

Compiled from nearly 10 years of best-selling books by David Okum, these pages are teeming with the most popular characters–ninjas, wizards, cyberpunk kids, space pirates, evil queens, mindless goons and more–all broken down into easy-to-follow steps, from pencil sketch to full-color renderings. Throughout, you’ll find expert advice on rendering dynamic poses, expressions, weapons, clothing, cool modes of transportation and more. Hero or villain, chibi or giant, mecha or mega-cute…you’ll learn how to draw them all manga-style. Simply add your one-of-a-kind twist, and POW! There’s no stopping you!

150 step-by-step demos make it easy to learn by doing!

* 30+ memorable superheroes and the villains that make their lives difficult

* 30+ terrific monsters–killer robots, zombies, mutant cyborgs, vampires and the like

* 30+ varieties of fantasy characters, including goblins, elves, witches and skeleton warriors

* Sidekicks, thugs and other supporting characters to round out your cast

* PLUS a whole chapter of wicked-cool martial arts moves for action-filled fight scenes!

Join the LEGIONS of budding artists who have learned to draw with David Okum!

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Monk’s Hood

Monk’s Hood (Brother Cadfael Series #3) by Ellis Peters
**Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill a man.** Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man’s bedside, only to be confronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel’s wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk’s-hood oil from Cadfael’s stores. The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis’s son, Edwin, who hated his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son’s innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.

Money Shot

THEY THOUGHT SHE’D BE EASY. THEY THOUGHT WRONG. It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she’d been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car. But Angel is a survivor. And that means she’ll get to the bottom of what’s been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way…

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Mona Lisa Overdrive

William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel *Neuromancer*, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .*The Mona Lisa Overdrive*.  Enter Gibson’s unique world–lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting–where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.  Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.  Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace *without* a computer.  Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.  And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
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### Recensione
‘Brilliant… a delight to read. No one can ever hope to out-Gibson Gibson… A true original’
Sunday Times
‘Gibson’s most accomplished book to date, a futurist hybrid of Fleming and Deighton and Bester’
Time Out
‘Gibson can spin a gripping yarn. He builds up a great head of steam within the first few pages and doesn’t relax until the end’
Times Literary Supplement
‘A chillingly plausible blueprint of the near-future’
Evening Standard
### Descrizione del libro
The final volume of Hugo and Nebula Award-winner William Gibson’s seminal Neuromancer Trilogy.

Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking

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The bestselling author of *Italian Grill* and *Molto Italiano* delivers a gorgeous collection of mouthwatering recipes to bring some Italian favorites home.
Chef Mario Batali’s zest for life infuses the casual Italian fare that has made his restaurant Otto Enoteca Pizzeria a perennially popular New York City destination. Now you can have the flavors of Otto at home, with *Molto Gusto*, a collection of recipes for everyone’s favorites, from pizza, pasta, and antipasti to gelati and sorbetti.
Mario has written the definitive book on great pizza making for the amateur, the novice, the foodie, and the gourmet cook, teaching how to make really great pizza at home without any fancy equipment. Here too are recipes for classic pizza, Otto’s special pizzas, and even kids’ pizzas.
Looking for something a little lighter? Try the antipasti. Based on seasonal vegetables, with a few recipes showcasing seafood and meat, these dishes can make up an entire, healthy meal. Also included are many of Mario’s favorite simple pasta dishes, and to finish it all off, fantastic recipes for gelati, sorbetti, and copette.
Filled with Mario’s infectious personality and love of robust flavors, and illustrated with luscious full-color photos, *Molto Gusto* makes it easy to spend a night on the town without leaving home.

Moll Flanders

Born into the seedy world of Newgate Prison and abandoned as a baby at six months old, Moll Flanders soon learns that she can only rely on herself. Her story is an unapologetic one of bigamy, …

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The Moe Manifesto

**MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga—not just in Japan now, but throughout the world.**
In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and videogames use the term MOE to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the young, beautiful and innocent characters they adore—like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru inSailor Moon. They create their own websites, characters, stories, discussion groups, toys and games based around the original manga and anime roles.
Author Patrick Galbraith is the world’s acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo. For this book, he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon. These interviews provide us with the first in-depth survey of this subject. Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers. For those new to anime, manga, and youth culture in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the ideal MOE relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts. He reveals key moments in the development of MOE, and current and future trends in the spread of MOE works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world.
The Moe Manifesto provides an insider’s look at the earliest MOE characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu. The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous MOE characters, many in color, and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every age.
**Recensie(s)**

Moe is a hall of mirrors in a cultural fun palace; a twist in the psyche; an etymological thicket; and a sometimes controversial social phenomenon. I can’t image a better guide to the moe world than scholar Patrick W. Galbraith, with his lavishly illustrated, interview-based book. -Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics Galbraith has crafted the most definitive moe treatise to date. -Brian Ashcraft, author of Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential What exactly is moe? Galbraith takes a fascinating look into all the elements that make up this word through in-depth interviews and character analysis. -Danny Choo, www.culturejapan.com blog Between them, author and publisher have made that great rarity: a serious book that wears its scholarship as lightly as a bunch of balloons and makes its content accessible, enjoyable and instructive all at once. You will learn from The Moe Manifesto, but you’ll do it through being thoroughly entertained. -HelenMcCarthy.wordpress.com The author of The Otaku Encyclopedia (Kodansha, 2014) returns with another look at the Japanese subculture that holds such a strong appeal to American audiences. The idea of moe goes even further than the general idea of fandom, specifically referring to the strong sense of emotional attachment that fans feel for their favorite characters … This is an eye-opening, fascinating, and sometimes disturbing look at fandom that will resonate with anyone curious about Japanese culture. -School Library Journal This book is quite an eye opener that helped me understand that I barely scratched the surface with regards to what people like about Japanese pop culture. -ParkaBlogs.com We really love how the book fits in the hands, just the right size to bring it anywhere we went, most of us had this on the go when we took turns to read this. We love the additions of illustrations and photographs, assembling along with the lively colours giving the book a energy driven feel, making one want to pick this up from the shelf to read right away, even if one isn’t a hard core fan of Japan culture. We can imagine someone picking this off the shelf just for curiosity and falling love with it. – Quizoxy blog Patrick Galbraith, author of several books about anime and the people who love it, including The Otaku Encyclopedia and Otaku Spaces, is out with a new book called The Moe Manifesto, an in-depth look at just what this whole moe thing is all about. In a wide-ranging interview, we spoke to Galbraith why he decided to write the book, how he went about it, and what the heck moe really means. -Otaku USA Magazine
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A Modern Witch

# 1 Kindle bestseller and top 50 rated in all Kindle fiction. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won’t want to leave. Can you live 28 years without discovering you’re a witch? Lauren is downtown Chicago’s youngest elite realtor. She’s also a witch. She must be – the fetching spell for Witches’ Chat isn’t supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn’t end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.
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Modern Pressure Canning

Whether you’re looking for tried-and-true recipes, or instructions for safely using your pressure canner, you’ve come to the right place! Modern Pressure Canning is a one-stop resource for safely and deliciously preserving your vegetables, fruit, meat, and more.
Author Amelia Jeanroy (The Farming Wife) provides a comprehensive explanation of the equipment you’ll need, and how to implement it.
Recipes are organized by topic, so finding just what you want is a breeze whether it’s fruit pie filling or a soup stock. Try out a classic like dilly beans, tomato sauce, creamed corn, applesauce, or turkey soup! Want to get creative? Try canning pumpkin bites, rhubarb sauce, or green tomato chutney.
With full-color photography throughout, pressure canning never looked so good.

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Modern PHP

Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices by Josh Lockhart
PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries.
Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.
* Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closures
* Discover how to find, use, and create PHP components
* Follow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and more
* Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applications
* Explore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHP
* Build a local development environment that closely matches your production server

Modern Malware for Dummies

Learn to:
Identify key characteristics of modern malware; recognize malware infections; and implement effective application and network controls.
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Modern London

From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape.

Shaped variously by war, economics, population growth and design trends, the city has been moulded by some of the greatest modern architects and to this day remains a centre of building design and experimentation. Through intricate graphic illustrations and accessible entertaining text, London’s streets, structures and transport systems of the last century are brought to life. Discover long lost treasures such as the Firestone Factory and marvel at modern–day masterpieces like the London Aquatics centre; delight in previously vilified social housing projects such as the Balfron Tower, and discover the drama behind bold, eccentric designs like the “Cheesegrater’.

The city’s skyline can change in an instant; Modern London invites you to sit back and survey the scene so far.

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The Modern JavaScript Collection

There’s no doubt that the JavaScript ecosystem changes fast. Not only are new tools and frameworks introduced and developed at a rapid rate, the language itself has undergone big changes with the introduction of ES2015 (aka ES6) and further revisions. Understandably, many articles have been written complaining about how difficult it is to learn modern JavaScript development these days. We’re aiming to minimize that confusion with this set of books on modern JavaScript.

This collection contains:

* Practical ES6 is a collection of articles introducing many of the powerful new JavaScript language features that were introduced in ECMAScript 2015, as well as features introduced in ECMAScript 2016 and 2017. It also takes a look at the features planned for ECMAScript 2018 in this rapidly evolving language.

* JavaScript: Best Practice presents articles discussing modern JavaScript best practice, enabling you to write more powerful code that is clean, performant, maintainable, and reusable.

* 6 JavaScript Projects presents six complete JavaScript projects; each taking advantage of modern JavaScript and its ecosystem. You’ll learn to build several different apps, and along the way you’ll pick up a ton of useful advice, tips, and techniques.

* Modern JavaScript Tools & Skills contains a collection of articles outlining essential tools and skills that every modern JavaScript developer should know.

This book is for all front-end developers who wish to improve their JavaScript skills. You’ll need to be familiar with HTML and CSS and have a reasonable level of understanding of JavaScript in order to follow the discussion.

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