9 verhalen van A.E. van Vogt: De kluis van het beest (Vault of the beast, 1940) Herrijzenis (Resurrection, 1948) Beste correspondentievriend (Dear pen pal, 1949) Vervulling (Fulfillment, 1956) Research alfa (Research alpha, 1965) Hem (Him, 1968) Mensen donder op (Humans, go home!, 1969) Alle liefhebbende androïden (All the loving androids, 1971) De weerkaatste mensen (The reflected men, 1971)
Famous Psychic Miracle Swanson can read everyone’s aura but her own. When Blake walks into Miracle Swanson's office she is shocked and aroused, but saddened. Blake’s son had died in a car accident and he blames himself. When he walks out on their session, Miracle chases him and begs him for a sexual encounter. He turns her down at first, not wanting to indulge in pleasures since his son’s death. When he gets into a mysterious accident, Miracle goes to his house, against his will, to nurse him back to health.
He gives in to his strange and wild attraction to her, teaching her all about sex…including kink. But somebody wants him dead and Miracle needs to use her powers to solve the mystery. Blake thinks it could be his ex-wife who blames him for Riley’s death as much as he blames himself. But Miracle doesn’t think so. She is feeling a dark and dangerous stranger. As Blake slowly comes to believe in the afterlife and sees and hears his son, he is ready to move on with his love. But will a force beyond their control stop them from ever being together?
Featuring a cover by Basil Wolverton and his classic article "MAD Reader!" Plus a spoof of Flash Gordon, another installment of "Dragged Net!", Harvey Kurtzman & Jack Davis' classic "Murder the Husband!" and so much more!
On The Way Home is the story of Harold Robertson, retired high school history teacher, and former US Congressman, who happened to be in the wrong place at the right time. Harold has lost his wife to an aneurysm, and his older brother to the war in Vietnam. Retired from Congress, Harold is at a loss to see where his life is going; that is until he attends an Immigration and Naturalization ceremony at Mount Rushmore on Memorial Day, 2015. His world is turned upside down in an instant, leaving him with a broken body and mind to mend.
What Harold doesn't know, is that America is hungry for the simple strength which he learned in the classroom and on the House floor. That, and he is about to find love for the second time in his life in the aftermath of the attack.
The humid bayous of Louisiana, the tall peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, and the ocean beaches of Florida are all part of the Southeastern United States. Readers will take a close look at the geography and history of the 12 Southeastern states. They will also find out what role these states play in the nations culture and economy.
Alison Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic account of how women (and some men) navigate a culture that routinely accepts the implicit exchange of sex for money, status, or even a good meal, but imposes heavy penalties on those who make such bargains explicit.
Along the way, Bass examines why an increasing number of middle-class white women choose to become sex workers and explores how prostitution has become a thriving industry in the twenty-first-century global economy. Situating her book in American history more broadly, she also discusses the impact of the sexual revolution, the rise of the Nevada brothels, and the growing war on sex trafficking after 9/11. Drawing on recent studies that show lower rates of violence and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in regions where adult prostitution is legal and regulated, Bass makes a powerful case for decriminalizing sex work. Through comparisons of the impact of criminalization vs. decriminalization in other countries, her book offers strategies for making prostitution safer for American sex workers and the communities in which they dwell. This riveting assessment of how U.S. anti-prostitution laws harm the public health and safety of sex workers and other citizens—and affect larger societal attitudes toward women—will interest feminists, sociologists, lawyers, health-care professionals, and policy makers. The book also will appeal to anyone with an interest in American history and our society’s evolving attitudes toward sexuality and marriage.
Το μυθιστόρημα για την πραγματική ζωή της μητέρας του Διονυσίου Σολωμού. Το όνομά της Αγγέλικα Νίκλη. Όμορφη σαν την ίδια την αναδυομένη Αφροδίτη. Ο πατέρας της, ένας κατατρεγμένος Μανιάτης, θύμα της φτώχιας και της ανάγκης, την πούλησε στον βαθύπλουτο «Ταμπακιέρη», τον Ζακυνθινό κόντε Σαλαμόν. Αυτός θα απαρνηθεί τη γυναίκα του και τα παιδιά του, και θα απειλήσει με αποκλήρωση τον νόμιμο γυιό του Ροβέρτο, επειδή συντάχθηκε με τους Δημοκρατικούς που αγωνίζονταν για την ένωση των Επτανήσων με την Ελλάδα… Από την ανίερη ένωση του ηλικιωμένου κόντε με την μικρή ερωμένη του, θα γεννηθούν τρεις γυιοί.
Ο πρώτος θα γίνει ένας σπουδαίος ποιητής. Ο δεύτερος σημαντική πολιτική προσωπικότητα των Επτανήσων. Και ο τρίτος, γυιός μεταθανάτιος του κόντε, θα χάσει όλα του τα προνόμια… Μετά από χρόνια, θα αγωνιστεί για να κερδίσει το όνομα και την περιουσία που του στέρησαν τα δυο μεγαλύτερα αδέρφια του. Θα αγωνιστεί και για την χαμένη τιμή της μάνας του, σε μια δίκη που θα αφήσει εποχή στα Επτάνησα. Την Δίκη των αδελφών Σολομών.