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Dark of the Woods/Soft Comes the Dragons

SOFT COME THE DRAGONS
Mutilated, mutant by-products of America’s “Artificial Wombs” created by attempts at producing human weapons…
An American team of doctors sent to China to combat the runaway ultimate in biological warfare…
The genetically mutated daughter of LSD users, hiding her powers in order to survive society…
And Gabe, the vital, young man mistakenly locked in an antiseptic old-age ward…
The following stories are included in this book.
“Soft Come the Dragons” (1967)
“A Third Hand” (1970) [F&SF, Jan 1970]
“The Twelfth Bed” (1968)
“A Season for Freedom” (1977)
[revised and re-issued version of “Killerbot” (1969)]
“The Psychedelic Children” (1968)
“Dragon In the Land” (1969)
“To Behold the Sun” (1967)
DARK OF THE WOODS
*Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt though be in the field.
Thou shalt be blessed above all…*
Our holy empire of the Alliance of mankind has fulfilled our destiny. Remember the many heroic humans who have died in conquering the stars for you. Therefore, do not let misguided sympathy toward inferior and conquered animals deter you from your inherent title of divine rulers of the universe. Do not lose this birthright by succumbing to the “attractions” of any alien creature. Remember the penalties imposed by the Supremacy of Man party for this transgression.
Our blessings be with you as you follow in the paths of your brothers and sisters. We have faith in mankind and we have faith in you. But, however, should you falter from the paths of righteousness, we have many willing hands eager to show you the error of your ways….

Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA

The *New York Times* bestseller about the strange history of NASA and its cover-ups regarding its origins and extraterrestrial architecture found on the moon and Mars is even more interesting in its new edition. Authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara include a new chapter about the discoveries made by ex-Nazi scientist and NASA stalwart Wernher von Braun regarding what he termed “alternate gravitational solutions,” or the rewriting of Newtonian physics into hyperdimensional spheres. Buyers of the new edition will be provided a code that will enable them to log on to DarkMission.net to download hundreds of images discussed within the book.

Dark Lord’s Wedding

“Any half-rate tyrant can take over with an army. The truly talented do so with a party.” – Public Warning – Civilians are advised to avoid the wedding located in the crystal palace, on the night of the blood moon. The bride will be too radiant. The food will be too shameful to discuss and too delicious to resist. The party will enrapture and endanger, and those who live past midnight to see the marriage ritual will never be able to forget it. Only the brave will dare attend. Only the wise will survive.

Dark Disciple: Star Wars

Based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this new novel features Asajj Ventress, former Sith apprentice turned bounty hunter and one of the great antiheroes in the Star Wars galaxy.  The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.   But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.   Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.Praise for Dark Disciple  “Reading Dark Disciple really feels like you’re watching some of the best episodes of The Clone Wars.”—EUCantina   “Emotionally charged . . . Christie Golden does a wonderful job of capturing the characters.”—Roqoo Depot   “A cool inclusion into the Star Wars mythos . . . Ventress and Vos have a cool and compelling dynamic, and are used to explore more of what it means to flirt with the Dark Side of the Force.”—IGN   “[The Clone Wars have been] a huge part of the Star Wars brand for years, and [Christie] Golden manages to craft a story worthy of the themes and characters that fans have come to relate to. . . . [She] uses this opportunity to craft Dark Disciple into a spy/espionage thriller.”—Tech Times   “Golden especially excelled at bringing Ventress’s biting but appealing personality to life. . . . She’s very much a woman trying to find her way, and Dark Disciple adds nuance.”—Nerdist   “Smart, captivating, and unforgettable . . . among the finest in Star Wars storytelling.”—Coffee with Kenobi

Dark Covenant

Zoe Lake is engaged – even she can’t believe it. Aric Winters, the man of her dreams, has slipped a ring on her finger and asked her to pledge her future to him.
She’s ready – kind of.
When death and destruction explode – literally – Zoe has a decision to make. Old enemies die hard, and it seems the path to happily ever after winds through Covenant College.
Zoe swore she’d never return to the campus that shaped her, but if she wants tomorrow, she has to put yesterday to rest. The trip back to Covenant College is fraught with memories – and danger.
Old faces may mean trouble, but they could also offer salvation.
Can Zoe destroy the enemies that threaten her future and still embrace the friends of the past? Is Covenant College her beginning, her middle, or her end? **
### Sinossi
Zoe Lake is engaged – even she can’t believe it. Aric Winters, the man of her dreams, has slipped a ring on her finger and asked her to pledge her future to him.
She’s ready – kind of.
When death and destruction explode – literally – Zoe has a decision to make. Old enemies die hard, and it seems the path to happily ever after winds through Covenant College.
Zoe swore she’d never return to the campus that shaped her, but if she wants tomorrow, she has to put yesterday to rest. The trip back to Covenant College is fraught with memories – and danger.
Old faces may mean trouble, but they could also offer salvation.
Can Zoe destroy the enemies that threaten her future and still embrace the friends of the past? Is Covenant College her beginning, her middle, or her end?

Dare to Sketch

**An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. *Dare to Sketch* is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes.**
A whimsical beginner’s guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, ideas for subject matter, and daily exercises. Includes inviting, inspirational, and idiosyncratic tips (don’t start on the first page of your sketchbook!), *Dare to Sketch* is gorgeously illustrated with the author’s unique and contemporary art style.

Dance With the Devil

Katherine Sellers came to Owisden in the winter, to be the secretary-companion to Lydia Boland, one of the wealthiest women in the country. The job was an exciting challenge for Katherine, and a needed change from the events she’d sooner forget. And her new employer was a charming and gracious lady. If only all of the people of Owisden and the little mountain village that huddled against the estate for protection were so nice, Katherine’s happiness would be assured. However, beneath the charm stirred other emotions, other forces. There was evil in that mountain valley, a brooding evil that worshipped at a dark altar… an altar that had been built for unspeakable sacrifice! And Katherine was marked from the moment she arrived – marked to die!

D3 for the Impatient: Interactive Graphics for Programmers and Scientists

If you’re in a hurry to learn D3.js, the leading JavaScript library for web-based graphics and visualization, this book is for you. Written for technically savvy readers with a background in programming or data science, the book moves quickly, emphasizing unifying concepts and patterns. Anticipating common difficulties, author Philipp K. Janert teaches you how to apply D3 to your own problems. Assuming only a general programming background, but no previous experience with contemporary web development, this book explains supporting technologies such as SVG, HTML5, CSS, and the DOM as needed, making it a convenient one-stop resource for a technical audience. * Understand D3 selections, the library’s fundamental organizing principle * Learn how to create data-driven documents with data binding * Create animated graphs and interactive user interfaces * Draw figures with curves, shapes, and colors * Use the built-in facilities for heatmaps, tree graphs, and networks * Simplify your work by writing your own reusable components
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### Sinossi
If you’re in a hurry to learn D3.js, the leading JavaScript library for web-based graphics and visualization, this book is for you. Written for technically savvy readers with a background in programming or data science, the book moves quickly, emphasizing unifying concepts and patterns. Anticipating common difficulties, author Philipp K. Janert teaches you how to apply D3 to your own problems. Assuming only a general programming background, but no previous experience with contemporary web development, this book explains supporting technologies such as SVG, HTML5, CSS, and the DOM as needed, making it a convenient one-stop resource for a technical audience. * Understand D3 selections, the library’s fundamental organizing principle * Learn how to create data-driven documents with data binding * Create animated graphs and interactive user interfaces * Draw figures with curves, shapes, and colors * Use the built-in facilities for heatmaps, tree graphs, and networks * Simplify your work by writing your own reusable components
### L’autore
Philipp K. Janert is the author of “Data Analysis with Open Source Tools” (O’Reilly, 2010) and “Feedback Control for Computer Systems” (O’Reilly, 2013) as well as “Gnuplot in Action” (first and second edition, Manning, 2009 and 2015). He has worked as a programmer and scientist, in small startups and large corporations. He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics.

Custodians: Beyond Abduction

UFO Sightings and abductions by aliens were the beginning, the tip of the iceberg.
Dolores Cannon’s work in hypnosis has taken the study beyond abduction.
This accumulation of twelve years of cases includes:
• Cases of missing time
• Spacecraft from other dimensions and planes of existence
• Condensed or distorted time
• The differences and functions of various alien races
• Much more
Dolores traces the phenomenon from the simple to the complex. Exploring areas untouched by other investigators, she makes the unbelievable become acceptable and understandable.

Crescent Moon Omega

*M/M Paranormal Short Story Romance*
Ethan was a fairly normal art student when a chance encounter at a campground near Poland, Maine, changes his life forever. He’s certain he’s hallucinating when he finds himself on all fours, running through the forest in search of safety. He’d stop and try to get his head together but the strange men chasing him don’t smell like men at all.
He finds rescue and safety at the home of Josh, another wolf-smelling man who chases the violent men away. Josh explains what’s happened to him, and some of what’s been done to him. When a misunderstanding and raging omega hormones lead Ethan to take things a step too far, Josh pushes him away. The pack decides that he needs to find a mate, but he can’t get Josh out of his head.
Disclaimer: This book contains adult, sexually explicit content with an intense sex scene, male breeding and dominant alpha with his delicate rare omega. This should not be viewed for anyone under the age of 18. The book is approximately 5,000 words in length.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE, 2020 Edition

**WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW. Get the prep you need to ace the SSAT & ISEE with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough content reviews, and tons of extra drills in the book.**
*Techniques That Actually Work.*
• Time-saving tips to help you effectively tackle the exam
• Problem-solving tactics demonstrated on the trickiest test questions
• Point-earning strategies for multiple-choice questions
*Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.*
• Complete coverage of the Math, Verbal, and Reading sections for both tests
• A thorough review of fundamental math skills and frequently appearing SSAT and ISEE vocabulary words
• A detailed syllabus online that you can download and print for easy reference and notes
*Practice Your Way to Excellence.*
• **5 full-length, in-book practice tests** (2 for SSAT, 3 for ISEE) with detailed scoring instructions
• **1 full-length, downloadable** SSAT Elementary Level exam online
• Practice questions and drills inside the book for every level, subject, and question type to keep track of your progress

Corridor

A novelette of 14,000 words – Sequel to Hambly’s Windrose novels. An inter-dimensional transport corporation has run a trans-dimensional corridor through Los Angeles, and is powering it by draining the psychic energy of the population in its path, driving large numbers of people temporarily insane. Exiled wizard Antryg Windrose and his partner, computer programmer Joanna Sheraton, attempt to put a stop to this. **
### Sinossi
A novelette of 14,000 words – Sequel to Hambly’s Windrose novels. An inter-dimensional transport corporation has run a trans-dimensional corridor through Los Angeles, and is powering it by draining the psychic energy of the population in its path, driving large numbers of people temporarily insane. Exiled wizard Antryg Windrose and his partner, computer programmer Joanna Sheraton, attempt to put a stop to this.