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  • Star Trek: The Klingon Empire

    series Hidden Universe Travel Guides
    Explore the homeworld and vast dominion of Star Trek’s formidable Klingons in this “fun and engaging” travel guide full of “fascinating facts”(Starburst Magazine).nuqneH! Bored of standard vacations to places like Risa or Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet? Want to discover a unique and ancient culture not bound by standard niceties and social mores? Then Qo’noS and the vast Klingon Empire are for you!This ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Q Continuum: Book Two: Q-Zone

    by Greg Cox ...
    series Star Trek: The Next Generation #2
    The puckish super-being called Q has bedeviled Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ since their first encounter at Farpoint Station. But little was known of Q's enigmatic past or that of the transcendent plane where he sometimes dwells. Now Picard must discover Q's secrets—for the sake of all that exists.While the Enterprise struggles to survive an alien onslaught, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Star Trek: Vulcan

    series Hidden Universe Travel Guides
    Discover Vulcan’s geography and customs in this illustrated travel guide that “takes readers on an extensive tour of the Federation’s most logical planet” (Entertainment Weekly).Plan your next trip to the planet Vulcan! Find restaurants that serve the best fried sandworms and Vulcan port. Take a trip to the Fire Plains or experience spring break at the Voroth Sea. Learn all about the native people ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Andy and Don

    The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American

    A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, this “humorous, informative, and poignant book” celebrates the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America’s most iconic television programs and “shows how the magic was created” (Library Journal).Andy Griffith and Don Knotts first met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy moved to Hollywood to film a TV pilot for a comedy ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Long and Whining Road

    A man and a van, a wife and three kids, and their round-the-world road trip as the world's worst Beatles tribute band.

    London Book Festival Grand Prize Winner 2012‘I’d convinced her we should travel the world. She imagined posh flights and swanky hotels. Then I said the three words every girl longs to hear: Volkswagen camper van.’This frank and funny true story of a 'family gap year' like no other shows how the passing comment of a bored 9-year-old can snowball into an absurd expedition into strange lands, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Science of Star Wars

    The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!

    Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of Star Wars addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc. You’ll find fascinating explorations of the physics of Star Wars, its ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Typeset in the Future

    Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies

    by Dave Addey ...
    A designer’s deep dive into seven science fiction films, filled with “gloriously esoteric nerdery [and] observations as witty as they are keen” (Wired).In Typeset in the Future, blogger and designer Dave Addey invites sci-fi movie fans on a journey through seven genre-defining classics, discovering how they create compelling visions of the future through typography and design.The book delves deep ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?

    And Other Conversations About Race

    The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updatedWalk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Rambo and Me: The Story Behind the Story, an essay (The David Morrell Cultural-Icon Series)

    by David Morrell ...
    Award-winning author David Morrell created the character of Rambo in his 1972 novel, First Blood, which has been called the father of the modern action novel. Rambo went on to become one of the five most recognized thriller icons, along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter. In this in-depth essay, for the first time Morrell tells the full story about how the novel and Rambo ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Another Day's Begun

    Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the 21st Century

    A work of startling originality when it debuted in 1938, Thornton Wilder's Our Town evolved to be seen by some as a vintage slice of early 20th Century Americana, rather than being fully appreciated for its complex and eternal themes and its deceptively simple form. This unique and timely book shines a light on the play's continued impact in the 21st century and makes a case for the healing powers ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • The Squared Circle

    Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling

    Grantland and Deadspin correspondent presents a breakthrough examination of the professional wrestling, its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metal.The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker’s writing for Deadspin, where he started the column “Dead Wrestler of the Week” (which boasts over 1 million page views) -- a ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death

    Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

    by Neil Postman ...
    What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever."It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNNOriginally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Edward Albee

    A Critical Introduction

    Edward Albee (1928–2016) was a central figure in modern American theatre, and his bold and often experimental theatrical style won him wide acclaim. This book explores the issues, public and private, that so influenced Albee's vision over five decades, from his first great success, The Zoo Story (1959), to his last play, Me, Myself, & I (2008). Matthew Roudané covers all of Albee's original works ... Read more

    $13.59 USD

  • Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    series The Fourth Wall
    Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? shocked audiences and critics alike with its assault on decorum. At base though, the play is simply a love story: an examination of a long-wedded life, filled with the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and pain that accompany the passing of many years together.While the ethos of the play is tragicomic, it is the anachronistic, melodramatic secret object ... Read more

    $11.39 USD

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd

    series Cambridge Introductions to Literature
    Michael Y. Bennett's accessible Introduction explains the complex, multidimensional nature of the works and writers associated with the absurd - a label placed upon a number of writers who revolted against traditional theatre and literature in both similar and widely different ways. Setting the movement in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, Bennett provides an in-depth overview of ... Read more

    $18.89 USD

  • Swan Dive

    The Making of a Rogue Ballerina

    "Don't expect just tulle and toe shoes. In this fascinating insider's tale, NYCB dancer Pazcoguin reveals her world. . . . A striking debut." —PeopleAward-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet—the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth you don’t see from the orchestra circle.In this ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Paper Tangos

    by Julie Taylor ...
    series Public planet books
    Tango. A multidimensional expression of Argentine identity, one that speaks to that nation’s sense of disorientation, loss, and terror. Yet the tango mesmerizes dancers and audiences alike throughout the world. In Paper Tangos, Julie Taylor—a classically trained dancer and anthropologist—examines the poetics of the tango while describing her own quest to dance this most dramatic of paired dances ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Brat

    An '80s Story

    Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member.Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less than Zero, and as a charter member of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • La danza que sueña la tortuga

    Comedia

    Escrita a mediados de los cincuenta, la época más fructífera de Emilio Carballido, esta obra teatral relata la historia de una familia unida, a partir de la vida de dos de sus miembros: dos tías solteronas y la relación que mantienen con uno de los jóvenes del pueblo donde viven. Comedia de equívocos es, al mismo tiempo que entretenida, una protesta en contra del machismo, el provincianismo y las ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

    In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world.In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity.Another practicing magician ... Read more

    $16.09 USD

  • Is This Anything?

    The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Postcolonial Plays

    An Anthology

    This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre.This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • Creativity, Inc.

    Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

    **From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios—the Academy Award–winning studio behind Coco, Inside Out, and Toy Story—comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal* ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Classic British Telefantasy Guide

    The Classic British Telefantasy Guide is derived from the second edition of The Guinness Book of Classic British TV with various corrections and a revised introduction to bring it up to date. It was written when the Internet barely existed, and at a time when few books had been published on the subject. This is, however, by no means a new or completely revised version of the original material - ... Read more

    $0.99 USD