Midnight Taxi Tango

Midnight Taxi Tango Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9780698166813
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The author of Half-Resurrection Blues returns in a new Bone Street Rumba Novel—a knife-edge, noir-shaded urban fantasy of crime after death. The streets of New York are hungry tonight... Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more. The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started. From the Paperback edition.

Half Resurrection Blues

Half Resurrection Blues Author Daniel Jose Older
ISBN-10 9781625671981
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Carlos Delacruz is just following orders when he offs the only other half-dead guy in New York. It should’ve been a job like any other, but then Carlos agrees to protect the dying man’s sister Sasha from the Council, the very sprawling bureaucracy of death that Carlos works for. Maybe he does it because she’s also like him: partially resurrected, a ghoulish mistake with no past, living in the undercurrents of the city. Or maybe it’s just the endearing way she looks out at him from the dead man’s crinkled Polaroid. Either way, Carlos sets out to find the mysterious woman before the Council does and quickly ends up tangled in a nefarious web of necromancers, hipsters, and tiny demons with unpronounceable names.

Battle Hill Bolero

Battle Hill Bolero Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9780698166820
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the third in the “richly detailed and diverse” (io9) urban fantasy series, the time has come for the dead to rise up against the shady powers-that-be... The time has come for the dead to rise up... Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City’s streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It’s time for the Council to be brought down—this time for good. Carlos Delacruz is used to being caught in the middle of things: both as an inbetweener, trapped somewhere between life and death, and as a double agent for the Council. But as his friends begin preparing for an unnatural war against the ghouls in charge, he realizes that more is on the line than ever before—not only for the people he cares about, but for every single soul in Brooklyn, alive or otherwise...

Salsa Nocturna

Salsa Nocturna Author Daniel Jose Older
ISBN-10 1625672411
Year 2017-02-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SHADOWSHAPER A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death's sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malaguena. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in this collection of Bone Street Rumba tales. Chronologically, these stories come between Midnight Taxi Tango and Battle Hill Bolero. This deluxe edition includes two new stories that weren't in the original, one previously unpublished, and a new introduction by the author. "SALSA NOCTURNA [is a] wonderful book of noir ghost stories. Fresh, smart, and just excellent...It's funny and wise and keeps you turning pages and the prose is truly fresh." -John Green #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars "Simply put, Daniel Jose Older has one of the most refreshing voices in genre fiction today." -Saladin Ahmed Author of Throne of the Crescent Moon "There is such musicality and electricity in Daniel Jose Older's Salsa Nocturna. His stories might best be characterized as ghost noir, set in the streets of New York, featuring the world we know and one just beyond our imagining." -The Nation

Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9781625672087
Year 2016-12-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Sierra Santiago’s first week of summer was supposed to be sun-soaked and fun-filled; instead, the murals in her neighborhood seem to be coming to life and a zombie-looking dude crashes the first big party. As if that wasn’t enough, her normally comatose abuelo is spewing out cryptic warnings. As Sierra delves deeper into the mysteries of her changing Bed-Stuy neighborhood and an age old magic that brings art to life, she becomes immersed in an epic struggle over the supernatural heart of Brooklyn and her own family history.

Salsa Nocturna Stories

Salsa Nocturna Stories Author Daniel Jose Older
ISBN-10 0615624456
Year 2012
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher
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A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malagueña. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in Daniel José Older's debut collection of ghost noir.

Shadowhouse Fall The Shadowshaper Cypher Book 2

Shadowhouse Fall  The Shadowshaper Cypher  Book 2 Author Daniel José Older
ISBN-10 9780545952835
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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The stunning sequel to the New York Times bestseller Shadowshaper is daring, dazzling, defiant. "A magical revolution on the page." -- Leigh Bardugo "[Older] leaves us openmouthed and speechless, asking "What just happened to me?!" -- Jacqueline Woodson Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light -- an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived. Thrust into an ancient struggle with enemies old and new, Sierra and Shadowhouse are determined to win. Revolution is brewing in the real world as well, as the shadowshapers lead the fight against systems that oppress their community. To protect her family and friends in every sphere, Sierra must take down the Hound and master the Deck of Worlds . . . or risk losing them all.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141911113
Year 2005-07-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

Survivor A Novel

Survivor  A Novel Author Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN-10 9780393341430
Year 2011-03-21
Pages 289
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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“A wild amphetamine ride through the vagaries of fame and the nature of belief.”—San Francisco Chronicle Tender Branson—last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult—is dictating his life story into Flight 2039’s recorder. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah. Unpredictable and unforgettable, Survivor is Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak: a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world.

Guide to the Crystal Gems

Guide to the Crystal Gems Author Rebecca McCarthy
ISBN-10 9780843183160
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Cartoon Network Books
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Introducing the Crystal Gems from Steven Universe! The Crystal Gems--Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl--are three of the toughest heroes on earth. They are also mentors to Steven Universe, a gem/human hybrid boy whose mother was a great Gem leader. This guide, told from Steven's point-of-view and written by the show's very own creator, Rebecca Sugar, is packed with facts about the Crystal Gems' powers, abilities, and origins, It also includes original art and a special introduction from Rebecca Sugar. This book is a must-have for any Steven Universe fan!

Dark Matter

Dark Matter Author Sheree R. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781455534159
Year 2014-12-02
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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This volume introduces black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction writers to the generations of readers who have not had the chance to explore the scope and diversity among African-American writers.

The Animal Under the Fur

The Animal Under the Fur Author E. J. Mellow
ISBN-10 0998156337
Year 2017-03-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight. Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she's been raised as the perfect assassin. The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm's length. Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed. The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile. But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing-in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter. The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love standalone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you'll find gripped in your hands.

Learning Drupal 8

Learning Drupal 8 Author Nick Abbott
ISBN-10 9781782168768
Year 2016-01-30
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Create complex websites quickly and easily using the building blocks of Drupal 8, the most powerful version of Drupal yet About This Book Build complete, complex websites with no prior knowledge of web development entirely using the intuitive Drupal user interface Follow a practical case study chapter-by-chapter to construct a complete website as you progress Ensure your sites are modern, responsive and mobile-friendly through utilizing the full features available in Drupal 8 Who This Book Is For If you want to learn to use Drupal 8 for the first time, or you are transitioning over from a previous version of Drupal, this is the book for you. No knowledge of PHP, MySQL, or HTML is assumed or required What You Will Learn Set up a local “stack” development environment and install your first Drupal 8 site Find out what is available in Drupal 8 core Define content types and taxonomies—and find out when you should do so Use the powerful Views module Get hands-on with image and media handling Extend Drupal using custom community modules Develop the look and feel of your website using Drupal themes Manage site users and permissions In Detail Drupal 8 sets a new standard for ease of use, while offering countless new ways to tailor and deploy your content to the Web. Drupal 8 allows user to easily customize data structures, listings, and pages, and take advantage of new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building APIs, and adapting to multilingual needs. The book takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. Start with the basics, such as setting up a local “stack” development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then move on to image and media handling, and extending Drupal modules. Push your knowledge by getting to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and learning to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal. Style and approach This is an absolute beginners' guide, providing step-by-step instructions to help you learn Drupal 8 from scratch.

Learn NodeJS in 1 Day

Learn NodeJS in 1 Day Author Krishna Rungta
ISBN-10 1520159110
Year 2016-12-20
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher
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Node.js supports both client and server side applications. It is based on JavaScript and is very fast in operation. These distinctive features made node.js as one of the most powerful framework in the Java Ecosystem. JavaScript alone allows you to build real-time and scalable mobile and web applications. With this e-book, you will explore more on the node.js framework and how to use it efficiently for web development. Average developers or beginners who struggle to understand node.js basics will find this book very helpful and productive. The book tried to put examples that simplify problems usually faced by the users like how asynchronous code works, what are modules, how big file can be read, node.js express, etc. You will find that lots of concepts that take a long time to master can be learned in a day or two. If this is your first interaction with node.js and don't want all sort of troubles that arise with the node, this edition is recommended. After going through this e-book, node.js will become an absolute pleasure. Table of content Chapter 1: Introduction What is node.js Why use Node.js Features of Node.js When to use and not use Node.js Chapter 2: Download & Install Node.js How to install node.js Installing node through a package manager Running your first Hello world application in Node.js Chapter 3: Modules What are modules in Node.js Using modules in Node.js Creating NPM modules Extending modules Publishing NPM Modules Managing third party packages with npm What is the package.json file Chapter 4: Create Server and Get Data Chapter 5: Node.js with Express What is Express.js Installing and using Express What are Routes Sample Web server using express.js Chapter 6: Node.js with MongoDB Node.js and NoSQL Databases Using MongoDB and Node.js How to build a node express app with MongoDB to store and serve content Chapter 7: Promise, Generator, Event and Filestream What are promises Callbacks to promises Generating promises with the BlueBird library Creating a custom promise Callbacks vs generators Filestream in Node.js Emitting Events Chapter 8: Testing with Jasmine Overview of Jasmine for testing Node.js applications How to use Jasmine to test Node.js applications

Solitude

Solitude Author Philip Koch
ISBN-10 0812692438
Year 1994-01
Pages 375
Language en
Publisher Open Court Publishing
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About the philosophical aspects of solitude.