His Dark Materials The Complete Trilogy

  • Filename: his-dark-materials-the-complete-trilogy.
  • ISBN: 9781448197705
  • Release Date: 2015-11-20
  • Number of pages: 1344
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Random House

Set against the dreaming spires of Jordan College and the dangerous wilderness of the frozen north, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy offers an intoxicating blend of imagination, science, theology and adventure. This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Northern Lights Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle – a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. The Subtle Knife Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat – and the shattering truth of their own destiny. The Amber Spyglass Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been – and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

His Dark Materials

  • Filename: his-dark-materials.
  • ISBN: 1841593427
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 1102
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

Arrival Stories of Your Life MTI

  • Filename: arrival-stories-of-your-life-mti.
  • ISBN: 9780525433682
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Ted Chiang
  • Publisher: Vintage

Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. Includes "Story Of Your Life," the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve. "Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless." —Junot Díaz Ted Chiang has long been known as one of the most powerful science fiction writers working today. Offering readers the dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, Arrival presents characters who must confront sudden change. In "Story of Your Life," which provides the basis for the film Arrival, alien lifeforms suddenly appear on Earth. When a linguist is brought in to help communicate with them and discern their intentions, her new knowledge of their language and its nonlinear structure allows her to see future events and all the joy and pain they may bring. In each story of this incredible collection, with sharp intelligence and humor, Ted Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder.

His Dark Materials Illuminated

  • Filename: his-dark-materials-illuminated.
  • ISBN: 0814332072
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Millicent Lenz
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press

The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman's cross-age fantasy trilogy.

The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

  • Filename: the-science-of-philip-pullman-s-his-dark-materials.
  • ISBN: 9780307545442
  • Release Date: 2008-12-24
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Mary Gribbin
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’ lodestone resonators really work? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials? Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal the real science behind Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy in entertaining and crystal-clear prose. From the Hardcover edition.

Once Upon a Time in the North

  • Filename: once-upon-a-time-in-the-north.
  • ISBN: 0375845100
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 95
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

In a time before Lyra Silvertongue was born, the tough American balloonist Lee Scoresby and the great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his hare daemon Hester crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic North and find themselves right in the middle of a political powder keg.

The Subtle Knife

  • Filename: the-subtle-knife.
  • ISBN: 9780440418337
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Yearling Books

As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

The Amber Spyglass His Dark Materials 3

  • Filename: the-amber-spyglass-his-dark-materials-3.
  • ISBN: 9781448196937
  • Release Date: 2015-03-05
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Random House

‘We’re going to the land of the dead and we’re going to come back.’ Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been – and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

The Golden Key

  • Filename: the-golden-key.
  • ISBN: 9781101618073
  • Release Date: 2012-10-16
  • Number of pages: 41
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Penguin

The perfect Halloween literary treat: three Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass Here are three enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by one of the most accomplished authors of our time on their 200th anniversary. Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, brings his gift for spinning tales of dark wonder to these stories that have long cast a spell on the Western imagination. The Brothers Grimm are intimately familiar to us from such classic fairy tales as “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “The Juniper Tree,” “Rapunzel,” and “The Frog King.” Pullman’s versions of the three stories in this Penguin Special—“The Twelve Huntsmen,” “The Buffalo-Hide Boots,” and “The Golden Key”—are not to be found anywhere else and are accompanied by personal commentary about their sources, history, and everlasting appeal. They’re among Pullman’s favorite Grimm tales, and they supplement the fifty he’s selected and retold in the upcoming volume Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm—two of which, “The Goose Girl at the Spring” and “The Three Snake Leaves,” appear here as bonus stories alongside the three feature stories.

Four Tales

  • Filename: four-tales.
  • ISBN: 9780385619196
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 629
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Random House

Four Tales brings together Clockwork, The Firework-Maker's Daughter, I was a Rat!, and The Scarecrow and His Servant. Four stories and a new prologue and epilogue from the uniquely talented Philip Pullman. Drawing on the rich tradition of fairytales, the collection will amuse, engage, and delight readers.

Batman The Golden Age Omnibus

  • Filename: batman-the-golden-age-omnibus.
  • ISBN: 1401260098
  • Release Date: 2015-11-24
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Various
  • Publisher:

The stories that catapulted Batman to legendary status are collected here in a single, massive volume. These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-56, BATMAN #1-7, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #2, WORLD'S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-3 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more! BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 features the work of such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and more!

The Tin Princess

  • Filename: the-tin-princess.
  • ISBN: 0439977797
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher:

Sally Lockhart's friend and partner-in-adventure Jim Taylor has just solved a mystery. For years he's been searching for Adelaide, the little girl enslaved by toothless crone Mrs Holland in The Ruby in the Smoke. And now he's found her - just as she's about to become a princess. Crown Princess of Razkavia, to be exact, and a princess in danger. Her future husband is desperate to protect his bride, and employs Jim as their bodyguard - Razkavia's quaint little streets are full of danger...

The Dirk Gently Omnibus

  • Filename: the-dirk-gently-omnibus.
  • ISBN: 9780434009190
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • Publisher: Random House

Dirk Gently is a detective - well, a sort of detective. There is a long and honourable tradition of great detectives and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. Sherlock Holmes observed that once you have eliminated the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Dirk Gently, however, does not like to eliminate the impossible.In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency a simple search for a missing cat reveals two ghosts, a dodo, an Electric Monk, the devastating secret that lies behind the whole of human history and threatens to bring it to a premature close, and, finally, the utterly terrifying reason why Richard MacDuff has had a sofa stuck on his stairs for three weeks.As The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul opens a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shoots up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame. The usual people try to claim responsibility. However, no rational cause can be found for the explosion - it was simply designated an act of God. But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why? What God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15.37 to Oslo?

The Golden Compass

  • Filename: the-golden-compass.
  • ISBN: 9780440418320
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 399
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Yearling Books

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

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