Robinson in Space is a visual, satirical record of a journey made by a fictional character called Robinson, narrated by his traveling companion and researcher, through the increasingly unknown space of present-day England. Robinson quotes Oscar Wilde: "It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible. . ." His assumptions about economic failure, especially in manufacturing industry, are gradually challenged by the discovery of an industrial economy that employs few people but still generates most of the wealth of the fifth-largest economy in the world. Robinson in Space incorporates material from the award-winning film of the same name that was released just before the British 1997 General Election. The book juxtaposes the narrative and over 200 intriguing, strange-yet-familiar images from the film to take the reader on a fascinating journey through the landscapes of present-day England.
Italy The Places In Between by Kate Simon is not a tourist guide to the major cities of Italy like Milan, Venice, Florence, Naples, and Rome; it's a valuable and elegant source to the historical, topographical, architectural, and cultural riches of Italy beyond those big cities. In this reissue of her 1984 classic, Kate Simon reveals the special charm of places like the Umbrian hill towns, the enchantments of the Etruscan tomb paintings of Tarquinia, and the watery grace of Treviso. Incomparably well-written, Italy The Places In Between will captivate both the novice and the seasoned traveler and most likely become an excellent travel companion.
In December 1926 Agatha Christie became front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in Berkshire, England. The crime writer was found 11 days later in a hotel in Harrogate,Yorkshire, claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Up till now none of her biographers has come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did in the first 24 hours after she disappeared or whether her memory loss was genuine. Although the notoriety made Agatha Christie famous, she never recovered from the intense press scrutiny, and the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs.
Illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, Jared Cade's riveting book—on which a BBC television documentary has been based—provides all the answers, including startling accounts by the novelist's surviving relatives, that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspiritor and how it all went terribly wrong.
How would ancient Vikings react to a gun-wielding giant with flaming red hair? What would a modern cop do in a feudal world where gunpowder was considered a benediction of God? What if Scipio Africanus never lived to challenge, or kill, Hannibal at Zama? The probabilities are end-an infinite number of ways to replay the same scene, over and over again. War transmuted to its highest magnitude, ripping through the very fabric of time. Features stories by Poul Anderson, Anne McCaffrey, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, John D MacDonald, Bob Shaw, H Beam Piper, and Randall Garrett.
When Marcia Colfax and the man she loves board a ship and set off to their long-delayed happiness, their dreams are shattered by the presence of a murderer on the ship.