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West of Rome

West of Rome’s two novellas, ”My Dog Stupid” and ”The Orgy,” fulfill the promise of their rousing titles. The latter novella opens with virtuoso description: ”His name was Frank Gagliano, and he did not believe in God. He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade-a left-handed bricklayer. Like my father, Frank came from Torcella Peligna, a cliff-hugging town in the Abruzzi. Lean as a spider, he wore a leather cap and puttees the year around, and he was so bowlegged a dog could lope between his knees without touching them.”

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Werewolves of Kregen

[Book Thirty-three of Dray Prescot] Dray Prescot is an Earthman, seaman and soldier, brought across four hundred light years to a planet of Antares. The Star Lords, a race advanced beyond our ken, needed him on that world called Kregen. Now, having at last returned to his home empire, to his wife and his friends, Dray was to learn that the vengeance of his defeated enemies had launched a final assault–with nine occult curses–against Vallia and all that Dray held dear. The first curse, the plague of murderous werewolves, took Dray by surprise. Could his valor and courage, though tempered on the battlefields of alien suns, stand up against an unprecedented onslaught of warring witchcraft?

Weird Homes

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why the founders of the Weird Homes Tourâ„¢ began their strange and wonderful journey. Three years later, they’ve opened the doors and unlatched the windows of dozens of Texas’s strangest homes for thousands of onlookers. Why? To show that design really has no boundaries. And that we would rather neighbors be strange than be strangers. Like many other communities around the world, Austin can be fun, irreverent, outside the box, innovative, dynamic, proud, strange, and so much more. You just need to know where to look. This gorgeous book features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes that started it all for the Weird Homes Tour. Page by page, we proudly present these homes and the weird people who live in them, many of whom designed and built their awe-inspiring dwellings by hand. From grand, historic haunts to treehouses and dumpster dwellings, you’re guaranteed to find something that will inspire design changes in your own home.

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What is weird to some is what we call home in Austin. And nowhere is that more true than Austin’s Weird Homes Tour. -Steve Adler, The Honorable Mayor of Austin So jam-packed with amazing photos that it’ll scratch your oh-I-want-to-see-these-things itch. -The Austin Chronicle Filled to the brim with colorful photos, [this book] takes you into the homes you thought only existed in dreams. -Texas Standard Showcases the unique Austin homes on the [Weird Homes] tour and the people who opened their doors so we could see what’s inside-and find out more about them. -Curbed A book chronicling some of the property oddities Austin has to offer, including a Dumpster house and the former home of Friday Night Lights character Tim Riggins . . . uniquely Austin. -Austin Monthly The annual Weird Homes Tour is a staple of the Austin event scene . . . David and Chelle Neff share the evolution from creative tour to beautiful book. -CBS Austin What is weird to some is what we call home in Austin. And nowhere is that more true than Austin’s Weird Homes Tour. -Steve Adler, The Honorable Mayor of Austin So jam-packed with amazing photos that it’ll scratch your oh-I-want-to-see-these-things itch. -The Austin Chronicle Filled to the brim with colorful photos, [this book] takes you into the homes you thought only existed in dreams. -Texas Standard Showcases the unique Austin homes on the [Weird Homes] tour and the people who opened their doors so we could see what’s inside-and find out more about them. -Curbed A book chronicling some of the property oddities Austin has to offer, including a Dumpster house and the former home of Friday Night Lights character Tim Riggins . . . uniquely Austin. -Austin Monthly The annual Weird Homes Tour is a staple of the Austin event scene . . . David and Chelle Neff share the evolution from creative tour to beautiful book. -CBS Austin
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Weighed in the balance

SUMMARY: 2 cassettes / 3 hoursRead by Simon Jones”Scenes [are] described in lush, sensuous strokes by Ms. Perry. . . . Monk, the dark and brooding hero . . . infuses this luxuriantly detailed series with its romantic soul”.– “The New York Times Book Review” When Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander, he is astonished to find himself accepting. For, without a shred of evidence, the countess insists that the prince of her small German principality was murdered by his wife, the woman who was responsible for his exile twenty years before. Though private investigator William Monk and his friend Hester Latterly, manage to establish that the prince was indeed murdered, as events unfold the likeliest suspect seems to be Countess Zorah herself. . . .

The Wee Free Men

SUMMARY: A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland. Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnaped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk’s local Nac Mac Feegle — aka the Wee Free Men — a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds — black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors — before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone….

The Wedding Contract

**A Stand Alone Ferro Novel by *New York Times* Bestselling Author H.M. Ward**
After I get the witch at the front desk to hand me my room key, I head for the shower. I was supposed to shoot my best friend’s wedding alone, and I couldn’t wait to escape New York and Nick Ferro.
Yeah, he’s beautiful, sexy, and completely charming, but he’s stealing my clients. He’s done so much damage that I’m going to be lucky if I can keep my studio open for a couple of weeks. This wedding means everything to me, and I refuse to let a spoiled brat with a shiny new MBA put me out of business. Screw that.
But then I find myself wearing nothing but a smile when the person I hate most walks through the hotel room door. Nick Ferro. Two adversaries, shooting one wedding and sharing one room for one week. What could possibly go wrong?
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Genre: New Adult Romance
Type: Novel 1 of 1*

Wedding Cake

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“Hinton’s down-home charm carries the light, feel-good story with ease.”
—*Publishers Weekly*
First came *Friendship Cake, *then* Christmas Cake, *and now* Wedding Cake*—another delightful chapter in the ongoing story of the ladies of Hope Springs, North Carolina, who, after a difficult year, are banding together to find the perfect husband for a dear friend. Author Lynne Hinton has cooked up a wonderful confection that fans of Jan Karon, Fannie Flagg, and Kaye Gibbons will want to devour. *Wedding Cake *is comforting, warm, and satisfying—and it comes with delicious recipes, too!

Web Scraping With Python: Collecting Data From the Modern Web

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands—or even millions—of web pages at once.
Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice.
Learn how to parse complicated HTML pages Traverse multiple pages and sites Get a general overview of APIs and how they work Learn several methods for storing the data you scrape Download, read, and extract data from documents Use tools and techniques to clean badly formatted data Read and write natural languages Crawl through forms and logins Understand how to scrape JavaScript Learn image processing and text recognition

Web of Lies

In the midst of a struggle for control of his pack, eighteen-year-old werewolf enforcer-to-be Luke Stanton meets the one girl who will destroy everything…or complete him. TANGLED Eighteen-year-old Luke Stanton is focused, strong, and intimidating as hell. He has to be. As the future enforcer of Red Ridge, it will be his job to keep the other weres in line. So avoiding close friendships, pack drama, and especially pack females is in his best interest. He witnessed firsthand what love did to his father, so casual human hookups are enough. Then she arrives: Scarlett Reed. She arouses something primal in him, something undeniable. But just as Luke gives himself permission to finally experience something real, the truth bursts free. The were beauty is harboring a secret so devastating it has the power to destroy him. At the same time, the pack is splintering over a battle for leadership, and Luke’s strength is needed more than ever. It is a time of upheaval, of the destructive power of lies. Everything he thought to protect is in danger: his family, his friends…and most of all, his heart.

Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies

Speak the languages that power the web

With more high-paying web development jobs opening every day, people with coding and web/app building skills are having no problems finding employment. If you’re a would-be developer looking to gain the know-how to build the interfaces, databases, and other features that run modern websites, web apps, and mobile apps, look no further. Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies is your go-to interpreter for speaking the languages that handle those tasks.

Get started with a refresher on the rules of coding before diving into the languages that build interfaces, add interactivity to the web, or store and deliver data to sites. When you’re ready, jump into guidance on how to put it all together to build a site or create an app.

* Get the lowdown on coding basics

* Review HTML and CSS

* Make sense of JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL

* Create code for web and mobile apps

There’s a whole world of opportunity out there for developers—and this fast-track boot camp is here to help you acquire the skills you need to take your career to new heights!

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The Web Between the Worlds

“WHAT SF SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT.” — Kliatt
Rob Merlin was the best engineer who had ever lived. That was why “The King of Space” had to have him for the most spectacular construction project ever — even though Rob was a potentially fatal threat to his power…
Thus begins a breakthrough novel by the former President of the American Astronautical Society, about an idea whose time has come: a shimmering bridge between Earth and space that mankind will climb to the stars!
Sound like fantasy? The concept has been in the literature of physics for over three decades, but only a writer with the scientific background of a Sheffield or a Clarke could bring the idea to life.

Weaving on a Little Loom

Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and inexpensive craft that can be done at home. From setting up the loom to finishing a project, this book covers both basic and more advanced techniques, with an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird’s eye weaves, rib, twill, and herringbone. With clear instruction and beautiful illustrative photographs, step-by-step tutorials guide you through designing and creating five contemporary woven projects—including table placemats, wall hangings, and a tote bag—all made with natural, environmentally friendly materials.
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WE: ROBOT: The Robots That Already Rule Our World

“For someone interested in practical present day robotics it’s a treasure trove. A book-sized Top Trumps rove across the technical domain, with each section containing a photo of the precise robot, an overview of its main components and some context for its aims and purposes.” – Electronics Weekly
Robots exist all around us. They populate our factories, assist our surgeons and have become an integral part of our armed forces. But they are not just working behind the scenes – impressive inventions such as free-roaming hoovers takecare of your household chores and the iPal is set to become your closest friend.
David Hambling reveals the groundbreaking machines – once the realm of science fiction – that are by our sides today, and those that are set to change the future forever. From the Reem robocop that polices the streets of Dubai to the drones that deliver our parcels and even the uncanny Gemonoid Hi-4 built to look just like you, here are fifty unique robots that reach into every aspect of our daily lives.
We:Robot examines why robots have become embedded in our culture, how they work and what they tell us about our society and its future.
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We Have Always Lived on Mars

We Have Always Lived on Mars: A Tor.Com Original by Cecil Castellucci
Nina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. The crew, thinking that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally payed off, rejoice at the prospect of a brighter future. But Nina’s about to unlock the mystery of the disaster that stranded them on Mars… and nothing will ever be the same.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

We Did Porn

Punk artist and icon Zak Smith made a name for himself by visually interpreting Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity Rainbow and drawing pictures of girls in the ”naked girl business”. Somewhere along the line, he went from the observer to the observed, from the guy with a sketchpad to the guy on-screen doing the unnamable for anyone 18 or older to see. This is Smith’s memoir of his foray into pornography, moving from the New York art scene to L.A.’s seedy yet colourful underbelly, providing readers with a new understanding of the porn industry, its players and its audience.
”What makes artist Zak Smith’s entertaining memoir of his stumbling into the subculture of alternative porn interesting is the richness of the portrait he creates…But what makes We Did Porn so striking is not its complicit sympathy with the pornworld or its knowing satire of the artworld, but Smith’s eloquent, puzzled mixture of frustration and stoicism towards the conditions of urban culture and existence…Smith is remarkably good at capturing this.” Art Review
”Intelligent, frank and often hilarious meditation on the author’s dual career…The pleasure in this book comes not from living through the author’s atypical experience, but in being taken deeper into areas of thought commonly perceived as taboo a wild, entirely worthwhile ride.” . Kirkus Reviews
”Smith s take on the industry is vivid and insightful, including observations on people, politics and American culture the push-and-pull between the Right and those who want the right to screw.” Kirkus Reviews, Nonfiction Supplement
”Will appeal to those who like things a little kinky.” Publishers Weekly
”A fascinating synthesis of words and art…” LibraryJournal.com
”An intelligent, funny, and self-aware reminder that intelligent, funny, and self-aware people do in fact choose to work in the porn industry…It is all incredibly interesting and entertaining.” Alison Hallett, The Portland Mercury
”The subject matter combined with his clever imagery couldn t help but keep it fascinating… It reminded me of David Foster Wallace s hilarious, equally dense essay Big Red Son …Smith and Wallace have similarly breathless, heady writing styles and We Did Porn could easily serve as a porn insider s compliment to Wallace s journalistic-outsider perspective.” Alex Peterson, Willamette Week Online
”Wildly entertaining.” Fleshbot
”…a page-turner…a genuinely enjoyable read…” Audacia Ray, author of Naked on the Internet ”Alongside ‘fine artist and ‘porn star’ on Zak Smith’s unique resume, you can now add the phrase ‘entertaining and resourceful writer’…[We Did Porn] is exhaustive, perceptive, empathic, and very funny.” John Bolster, Penthouse
”…reads not unlike a George Plimpton-style adventure in immersive investigation, as the artist chronicles his adventures in front of the camera as eager rookie Zak Sabbath, with words, pictures, self-awareness, and dark humor.” Shana Nys Dambrot, Flavorpill
”…Smith is an outrageously talented observer, which makes his writing almost as arresting as his images, which are superb. Smith’s detailed descriptions of ‘life in the zeros’ both on and off the set make We did Porn a fascinating x-rates documents of a cynical age.” Jim Ruland, Girls Gone Wild Magazine
”…combines words and images, mixing memoir with gorgeous paintings…Smith’s art is exquisite, intensely drawn with splashes of electric colors, sharp lines and energy throbbing in every complex detail…We Did Porn is an excellent book and Zak Smith is an incredibly interesting artist and writer.” Alyssa Bianca-Pavley, Fanzine.com
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We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories

From the critically acclaimed screenwriter of Doctor Strange and author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical and downright diabolical that tantalise and terrorise us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs and Death itself.

In the novella ‘The Soul Thief’s Son’ C. Robert Cargill returns to the terrain of the Queen of the Dark Things to continue the story of Colby Stevens . . .

A Triceratops and an Ankylosaurus join forces to survive a zombie apocalypse that may spell extinction for their kind in ‘Hell Creek’ . . .

In a grand old building atop a crack in the world, an Iraq War veteran must serve a one-year term as a punisher of the damned, condemned to consume the sins of others in the hope that one day he may find peace in ‘In a Clean, White Room’ (co-authored with Scott Derrickson). . .

In ‘The Town That Wasn’t Anymore’, the village of Pine Hill Bluff loses its inhabitants one at a time as the angry dead return when night falls to steal the souls of the living . . .

And in the title story, ‘We Are Where the Nightmares Go’, a little girl crawls through a glowing door beneath her bed and finds herself trapped in a nightmarish wonderland – a crucible of the fragments of children’s bad dreams.

These tales and four more are assembled here as testament to Cargill’s mastery of the phantasmagoric, making We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories a collection of unnerving horror and fantasy will keep you up all night and haunt your waking dreams.

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