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  • Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up

    You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up


    At the age of twenty-two, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: she was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than forty movies and TV shows to her name, she had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, she walked the red carpet and lived in the house she bought when she was fifteen. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness.Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer’s market and asked her to au…

  • Kills the Marvel Universe

    Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe


    What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you? The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a horror comic like no other! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4.

  • Art of John Alvin

    The Art of John Alvin


    John Alvin’s movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Pinocchio, to Empire of the Sun, Gremlins, Blazing Saddles, Predator, and the Star Wars 30th anniversary posters. This book not only collects some of Alvin’s finest work, but also includes previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches. With the text including commentary from Alvin’s widow, this is a unique insight into the work of one of the 20th c…

  • Paths

    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies


    A New York Times bestsellerSuperintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence…

  • Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)

    The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)


    The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli―all of whom have become inv…

  • Clear: Scientology

    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief


    The Basis For The New HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.   Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Lawrence Wright—armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—uncovers the inner workings of the church. We meet founder L. Ron Hubbard, the…

  • Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


    In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga.   Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of previously unpublished interviews,…

  • Secret History of Star Wars

    The Secret History of Star Wars


    Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn’t start out that way. In this thorough account of one of cinema’s most lasting works, Michael Kaminski presents the true history of how Star Wars was written…

  • Volume 1

    Robocop Volume 1


    For the first time in years, fans will get the chance to see Robocop 2 as Frank Miller envisioned.This series adapts the famous, Frank Miller Robocop 2 screenplay into an epic 9-issue run—full of malicious black humor, off-the-wall violence, and insanity! This book packs all the punches that fans craved from the sequel and so much more.

  • Noir: The Making of Blade Runner

    Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner


    The 1992 release of the “Director’s Cut” only confirmed what the international film cognoscenti have know all along: Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick’s brilliant and troubling SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, still rules as the most visually dense, thematically challenging, and influential SF film ever made. Future Noir is the story of that triumph. The making of Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of write…

  • Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

    John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood


    How did Disney’s film become a calamity of historic proportions?  Michael Sellers, a Hollywood filmmaker himself, saw the disaster approaching and fought to save the project – but without success. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture – and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage.JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines every aspect of Andrew Stanton’s adaptation and Disney’s marketin…

  • Rapture

    BioShock: Rapture


    It’s the end of World War II. FDR’s New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business has many watching their backs. America’s sense of freedom is diminishing…and many are desperate to take that freedom back. Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthies…

  • For Sale

    Space For Sale


    Kingsley Pretorius, a South African dot-com-billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist is a man with a plan: to retire on Mars. When the thirty-year-old starts his own space program, he’s laughed at and dismissed as a pipe-dreamer. Kingsley believes he can make access to space cheaper, and is willing to take on that challenge against all odds. His lofty ideas put him in the cross-hairs of massive corporations that are hell-bent on protecting their turf as well as rival eccentric billionaire…

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    Eisenhorn (A Warhammer 40,000 Omnibus)


    Inquisitor Eisenhorn is one on the most senior members of the Imperial Inquisition. With his warband he scourges the galaxy in order to root out heresy. When that heresy is found to infiltrate the hierarchy of the Imperium and the Inquisition itself, he must rely on himself alone to deal with it – even if it means making deals with the enemy. All three books of the Eisenhorn trilogy along with two short stories and Eisenhorn’s case book and compendium are included in one big volume

  •ä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set


    Hayao Miyazaki’s own creation, the legendary Nausicaä manga is now all in one! A deluxe compilation of the classic manga series written and illustrated by Academy Award® winner Hayao Miyazaki.Reads R to L (Japanese style) for teen audiences. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic fantasy tale written and illustrated by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. A modern masterpiece, the entire series is now a…

  • To Write Groundhog Day

    How To Write Groundhog Day


    “Groundhog Day” is a hugely entertaining movie, widely considered a comedy classic and many peoples’ favorite film of all time. Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he wrote it? That it would star Bill Murray and become a hit?  That it would become a touchstone for major religions? That psychologists would come to prescribe the movie to their patients?  Follow this unique screenplay’s exciting journey through agents, directors, studios, stars and the writer’s own confused …

  • from Jabba's Palace (Star Wars) (Book 2)

    Tales from Jabba’s Palace (Star Wars) (Book 2)


    In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke — if he weren’t so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba’s grand abode has a story. Some of them may …