The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader

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ISBN 10 : 0439681324
Pages : 211 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader written by Ryder Windham and published by Scholastic Paperbacks. This book was released on 2007 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on all six of the Star Wars movies, tells the story of Anakin Skywalker from his birth in slavery to his death as the powerful Darth Vader.

Rise and Fall of Darth Vader

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ISBN 10 : 9780439681339
Pages : 226 pages
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Download or read book Rise and Fall of Darth Vader written by Ryder Windham and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on all six of the Star Wars movies, tells the story of Anakin Skywalker from his birth in slavery to his death as the powerful Darth Vader. Reprint.

Star Wars®: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader

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ISBN 10 : 9780545283472
Pages : 182 pages
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Download or read book Star Wars®: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader written by Ryder Windham and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The full story of Anakin Skywalker, from his birth in slavery to his death as the powerful Darth Vader ... told for the first time in its entirety by NYT bestselling Star Wars author Ryder Windham. The full story of Anakin Skywalker, from his birth in slavery to his death as the powerful Darth Vader ... told for the first time in its entirety by NYT bestselling Star Wars author Ryder Windham. Spanning all six Star Wars movie and including the pieces of the story that fill in the gaps, this novel will be a must-have for any Star Wars fan.

Stars Wars®: A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker

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ISBN 10 : 9780545283489
Pages : 178 pages
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Download or read book Stars Wars®: A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker written by Ryder Windham and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A must-have book for every Star Wars fan! The complete biography of a celebrated character.

Star Wars®: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi

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ISBN 10 : 9780545283496
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Download or read book Star Wars®: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi written by Ryder Windham and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hermit. Mentor. General. Jedi. Overlooked as a Padawan, he was to become one of the most revered Masters of all. Sworn to serve the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order, his own apprentice would bring about their destruction. Powerless to retrieve Darth Vader from the dark side, he would train the only one who could. NYT bestselling author Ryder Windham brings together Obi-Wan's full life story, from his first meeting with Anakin Skywalker to his final meeting with Darth Vader--and beyond.

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF [19]

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ISBN 10 : 9781780337180
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Download or read book The Mammoth Book of Best New SF [19] written by Gardner Dozois and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The only essential annual SF collection Widely regarded as the benchmark anthology for every science fiction fan, The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 19 continues to uphold its standard of excellence with over two dozen stories from the previous year. This year's volume includes many bright young talents of science fiction, as well as a host of established masters. It covers every aspect of the genre - soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military and adventure. Also included is a thorough summation of the year and a recommended reading list.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection

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ISBN 10 : 9781429993456
Pages : 704 pages
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Download or read book The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection written by Gardner Dozois and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2006-07-11 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the heart of the new millennium, worlds beyond our imagination have opened up, blurring the line between life and art. Embracing the challenges and possibilities of cyberspace, genetics, the universe, and beyond, the world of science fiction has become a porthole into the realities of tomorrow. In The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-third Annual Collection, our very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world with such compelling stories as: "Beyond the Aquila Rift": Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds takes readers to the edge of the universe, where no voyager has dared to travel before---or so we think. "Comber": Our world is an ever-changing one, and award-winning author Gene Wolfe explores the darker side of our planet's fluidity in his own beautiful and inimitable style. "Audubon in Atlantis": In a world not quite like our own, bestselling author Harry Turtledove shows us that there are reasons some species have become extinct. The twenty-nine stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including:Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Beckett, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelley, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Ken MacLeod, Ian McDonald, Vonda N. McIntyre, David Moles, Derryl Murphy, Steven Popkes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, William Sanders, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Harry Turtledove, Peter Watts, Liz Williams, and Gene Wolfe. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Star Wars in the Public Square

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ISBN 10 : 9781476623474
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Star Wars in the Public Square written by Derek R. Sweet and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-12-23 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Speculative science fiction, with its underlying socio-political dialogue, represents an important intersection of popular culture and public discourse. As a pop culture text, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers critical commentary on contemporary issues, marking a moment of interplay whereby author and audience come together in what Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin called collaborative meaning making. This book critically examines the series as a voice in the political dialogues concerning human cloning, torture, just war theory, peace and drone warfare.

Representations of Masculinity in Literature and Film

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ISBN 10 : 9781527559301
Pages : 302 pages
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Download or read book Representations of Masculinity in Literature and Film written by Sara Martín and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-11 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How are men represented on the printed page, the stage and the screen? What do these representations say about masculinity in the past, the present, and the future? The twelve essays in this volume explore the different ways in which men and masculinity have been represented, from the plays of William Shakespeare to the science fiction of Richard K. Morgan, passing through classic fiction by Emily Brontë and Charles Dickens, and popular favourites by Terry Pratchett and Isaac Asimov, without forgetting the Star Wars saga. Collectively, these essays argue that, although much has been written about men, it has been done from a perspective that does not see masculinity as a specific feature in need of critical appraisal. Men need to be made aware of how they are represented in order to alter the toxic patriarchal models handed down to them and even break the extant binary gender models. For that, it is important that men distinguish patriarchy from masculinity, as is done here, and form anti-patriarchal alliances with each other and with women. This book is, then, an invitation to men’s liberation from patriarchy by raising an awareness of its crippling constraints.

The Romantic Life

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ISBN 10 : 9781666721256
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Download or read book The Romantic Life written by D. Andrew Yost and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-08-24 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world is disenchanted. Rationalization, intellectualization, and scientism rule the day. We used to see the world as a magical place, but now it’s just a material space. How did we get here? The shift comes in part from the rise of a certain kind of secularism, one that reduces human experiences to whatever is explainable through observation. Love? It’s just a biological drive. Joy, a rush of adrenaline. Beauty, an influx of dopamine. If you can’t test it, it isn’t true; or so the thinking goes. The Romantic Life draws upon eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romanticism to provide five strategies to re-enchant the world, five ways to imbue the world with meaning, truth, and beauty. According to the Romantics, far from being useless, encounters with “impractical” things like the imagination, nature, symbolism, sincerity, and the sublime give our lives a richness and depth that cannot be attained on a purely material account of the world. By learning from their example, we can come to see “into the life of things,” as William Wordsworth called it. We can be re-enchanted.

Star Wars

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ISBN 10 : 9781538116210
Pages : 191 pages
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Download or read book Star Wars written by Josef Benson and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Star Wars: The Triumph of Nerd Culture engagingly reveals how the most popular film franchise of all time sprang from the mind of a deeply insecure nerd, who then inspired and betrayed a generation of fans. In Star Wars: The Triumph of Nerd Culture, Josef Benson offers an unauthorized and provocative expose of the most popular film franchise of all time. Fueled by George Lucas’s insecurities and a fervent fan-base who felt betrayed when Lucas defiled the original films, Benson presents the conflict between Lucas and Star Wars fans as comparable to the twisted relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Just as there is a riveting saga within the Star Wars universe that centers on the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the redemption of Darth Vader, so too has a saga unfolded in relation to George Lucas and Star Wars fandom. Star Wars fans both love and hate Star Wars and George Lucas. He is equally responsible for their pleasure and pain. Star Wars:The Triumph of Nerd Culture delves deeper into the Star Wars universe than any book has gone before, including an illuminating look into why Lucas sold Lucasfilm to the Disney Corporation and how the sale affected the franchise. After reading this book, fans will never be able to watch Star Wars in the same way again.

The Military Science of Star Wars

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ISBN 10 : 9781250124753
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Military Science of Star Wars written by George Beahm and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces. Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren’s First Order... From Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) to Rogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians. Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Plot Versus Character

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ISBN 10 : 9781599632605
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Plot Versus Character written by Jeff Gerke and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-10-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What's more important to a story: a gripping plot or compelling characters? Literary-minded novelists argue in favor of character-based novels while commercial novelists argue in favor of plot-based stories, but the truth of the matter is this: The best fiction is rich in both. Enter Plot Versus Character. This hands-on guide to creating a well-rounded novel embraces both of these crucial story components. You'll learn to: • Create layered characters by considering personality traits, natural attributes, and backgrounds • Develop your character's emotional journey and tie it to your plot's inciting incident • Construct a three-act story structure that can complement and sustain your character arc • Expose character backstory in a manner that accentuates plot points • Seamlessly intertwine plot and character to create a compelling page-turner filled with characters to whom readers can't help but relate • And much more Filled with helpful examples and friendly instruction, Plot Versus Character takes the guesswork out of creating great fiction by giving you the tools you need to inject life into your characters and momentum into your plots.

Ultimate Star Wars New Edition

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ISBN 10 : 9780241429266
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Ultimate Star Wars New Edition written by Adam Bray and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every significant Star Wars character, creature, location, battle, droid and vehicle: one ultimate encyclopedia. Packed full of information, stunning images, and now fully updated to include The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Resistance, plus an exclusive look at The Rise of Skywalker. All the saga's iconic characters are here, from Darth Vader to Ponda Baba and Leia to Luminara Unduli. Amazing vehicles are explored, such as the Millennium Falcon and Ghost. Extraordinary technology is explained, including all your favourite lightsabers, and key events in the epic Star Wars story are richly unpacked, with behind-the-scenes insights. Ultimate Star Wars New Edition is the ideal go-to resource for fans who wish to brush up on their Star Wars knowledge, and for a new generation of fans eager to start their journey into a galaxy far, far away.... © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.

The Dharma of Star Wars

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ISBN 10 : 9780861718283
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book The Dharma of Star Wars written by Matthew Bortolin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-06-18 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is Yoda a Zen Master? What might Jedi training be like? Is the story of Luke Skywalker a spiritual epic? The answers--as well as excitement, adventure, and a lot of fun--are here! The Dharma of Star Wars uses George Lucas' beloved modern saga and the universal discoveries of the Buddha to illuminate each other in playful and unexpectedly rewarding ways. Bortolin even reveals satisfying depths to the second trilogy of movies-the ones that met with what can understatedly be called a less-than-warm critical reception. The Dharma of Star Wars gives you an inpsiring and totally new take on this timeless saga, from A New Hope all the way up to 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Great fun for any Star Wars fan. Imagine The Power of Myth... with lightsabers! Includes instruction in The Jedi Art of Mindfulness and Concentration and The Padawan Handbook: Zen Contemplations for the Would-Be Jedi. Fun for all ages, The Dharma of Star Wars is also a perfect way for Buddhist parents to bridge the generation gap.

How the Force Can Fix the World

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ISBN 10 : 9781546000488
Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book How the Force Can Fix the World written by Stephen Kent and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From widespread unemployment and mounting international hostilities, every day we are swept into more political chaos—so one brave man looks to the Star Wars universe for answers to our most urgent problems. “You can’t stop the change — anymore than you can stop the sun from setting.” Anakin Skywalker was never able to live with this wisdom shared by his mother on the day he left home to train as a Jedi Knight. That failure led him to becoming the fearsome villain we all know as Darth Vader. We’re living in a time of unprecedented and rapid change. An age of chaos. Democracies are in decline worldwide. Dictators are ascendant. Civic organizations are crumbling. People feel lonelier and more rudderless than in any other time in recent history. We’ve tried to slow down, and in some cases we, like Anakin, have tried stop the change, but failed at every turn. The fears that come with living in an age of disruption have produced public anger, and that anger has swelled movements of hate. Author Stephen Kent believes part of the solution is hiding in plain sight. A story that binds together multiple generations with a common language, a moral framework, and a sense of wonder. It’s Star Wars. What if we looked to Star Wars for more than just entertainment? How the Force Can Fix the World takes this challenge on by analyzing the core principles of the Star Wars franchise: HOPE, CHOICE, HUMILITY, EMPATHY, REDEMPTION, BALANCE and rejecting FEAR. Together, these are the Star Wars roadmap for living better lives, and maybe even fostering a better politics. The path that we’re on — where fear leads to anger, and anger to hatred — will only end in suffering. But Star Wars shows us the way back from the brink. Shared stories of virtue that are beloved across cultures and political divides are hard to come by, but Star Wars is one such story. Turn on the news; things are pretty broken right now — but the Force can fix the world.

Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith

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ISBN 10 : 9781647221973
Pages : 17 pages
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Download or read book Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith written by Marc Sumerak and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 17 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join Emperor Palpatine, otherwise known as Darth Sidious, in this exploration of the Sith and the evil allies of the dark side. The Secrets of the Sith will thrill young fans with dark-side knowledge, incredible artwork, and interactive features, such as pop-ups, booklets, and lift-the-flap inserts.