Londra è una città fantasma. I pochi che non hanno voluto − o non hanno potuto – dare seguito all’ordine d’evacuazione del governo, sono barricati in casa, nella vana speranza che tutto quello che stanno vivendo sia un incubo da cui presto si sveglieranno. Ma è tutto reale. Perché sono reali le vetrine infrante, i negozi saccheggiati, i cadaveri lasciati per strada. E, soprattutto, sono reali le bande di uomini assetati di sangue che, dopo essere comparsi all’improvviso dal nulla, stanno mettendo a ferro e fuoco la città e alcuni suoi sobborghi. Uomini che continuano ad arrivare senza sosta, come l’onda di piena di un fiume immenso. Un fiume che ha la sua sorgente all’Inferno, come sanno bene John Camp ed Emily Loughty.
Dopo il loro ultimo «viaggio» nel mondo dei Dannati, infatti, i varchi interdimensionali non soltanto si sono moltiplicati, ma sono anche rimasti aperti, portando letteralmente l’Inferno in Terra e catapultando centinaia d’innocenti «dall’altra parte». E c’è solo una persona che sa come chiudere per sempre le Porte delle Tenebre: Paul Loomis, l’ex capo di Emily. Purtroppo Paul Loomis è morto, si è suicidato sette anni fa, dopo aver ucciso la moglie e l’amante di lei con due colpi di fucile.
Ma Emily e John sanno dove trovarlo e come mettersi in contatto con lui. Perché lo hanno già incontrato all’Inferno…
Sensuous is the word that best defines the flavor and texture of Indian cuisine. A cuisine that is visually and aromatically one of the most opulent in the world. Marut Sikka, acclaimed food consultant, cuts out the fuss, and shares home-style Indian dishes which are perfect for everyday cooking. He uses his amazing knowledge of combining spices to make dishes taste extraordinary. The recipes are authentic — a testament to simple ingredients producing sublime tastes. Indian Flavors starts with a brief introduction to some of the spices of India.
The rest of the book is divided into unique sections such as the spice family, fresh herbs and vegetables, dried herbs, seeds and leaves, and dried fruits. As the author explores each section, he gives simple, but delectable recipes such as nutmeg potato circles, lamb chops with black pepper, dill infused grilled fish, jalapenos with jaggery and coconut, and rose petal and rice pudding, with vivid photos that are sure to impress. With streamlined techniques and intense, authentic flavors, Indian Flavors heralds a new generation of Indian cookbooks, a classic in its own right. Marut Sikka, an impresario turned foodie, has researched the finer nuances of Indian food extensively and has created over 14 unique Indian restaurants worldwide, including menus for many others. Often referred to as a culinary ambassador of Indian food, he has also organized numerous food festivals in India and overseas. He has created gourmet meals for many prestigious clients including Atal Behari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, and conceptualized and executed the menus for events like the Golden Jubilee of the Parliament of India.
He is presently a consultant with airlines, food-processing companies, hotels, restaurants, and flavor houses on Indian food and flavors. Mohammed Ilyas a curry and biryani master, has honed his skills under traditional masters such as Imtiaz Qureshi. He has worked as a trainer for many restaurants and has showcased his skills at national and international food festivals. With his extensive knowledge of Indian curries and stir-fries, he is one of the best practitioners of rice cooking in India. Dheeraj Paul has photographed subjects ranging from food, still life, people, travel to architecture and industry. He won the first prize in the Canon Asia & Pacific Photo Contest in 2000.
...ما پیامآور قرون هستیم، نسلی هستیمکه گذشتههای دور در وجود ما بهدوران جدید پیوندخوردهاست، سری بهگذشته داشتهایم و سری بهآینده. هیچنسلی –نه پیشاز ما و نه بعد از ما– این امتیاز بیبدیل را نیافتهاست و نیابد که آنچه ما دیدهایم ببیند. آنچه ما از اکنون دیدیم، گذشتگان ما ندیدهبودند، و آنچه از گذشته دیدهایم، کسانیکه چندیبعد از ما آمدهاند امکان دیدنش را نیافتهاند. علاوهبراین، ما برسر راه شرق و غرب نشستهایم، مای ایرانی در ایندورۀ خاص؛ چه بخواهیم و چه نخواهیم، مردِ دومَردهایم: هم از شرق نصیب داریم و هم از غرب، «نیمیم ز ترکستان، نیمیم ز فرغانه»... و حالآنکه یکمرد مغربزمینی تنها میتواند از غرب خود خبرداشتهباشد. پس اینگوینده هرکه باشد و با هردرجه از اعتبار، ازآنجا که راهنشین «چهار مرز» است: شرق و غرب و قدیم و جدید، به حرفهایش گوشدهیم.
This study examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities.
The chapters provide a basis for thinking about the dynamics of Internet community building. They consider the role of the self or individual as a participant in virtual community, and the design and refinement of technology as the conduit for extending and enhancing the possibilities of community building in cyberspace. The volume will interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human-computer interaction.
Short Story (4880 words) Genre(s): Erotic Fantasy, Gay, Romance Dan is trying to live an ordinary life, well as ordinary as you can in the Kingdom. He has a good job working in the Library of Stories, even if his boss is a little flat—he is a magic mirror, after all. Then one day, Dan slips up and utters two little words—five tiny little letters—that are about to spin his story around and fill it with colour and laughter—and a Fairy Godmother. Who is a man. A man who sparkles. (M/M - For content labels and excerpt, see details on publisher's site.)
The Kalu-Union war ended a century ago, driving both forces back to their home-systems. The Planetary Defense Force (PDF) which had protected the Union for thirty years was left weakened by the long war. The Syndicate, a group of criminals banded together under the harsh rule of Lady Fairgate exploited this weakness, destroying the PDF and breaking the Union apart. Bored and not wanting to deal with the managing of their own ships, or taking planets. They expanded the Union under the guise of the PDF, using creatures as unknowing slaves to their desires. James Cook is rarely known by his real name. For the past four years he's been playing Mecha Assault One. He is Salchar, the leader and strategist of the gaming team Mecha Tail. After a year hiatus, Mecha Tail and their enemy, Samurai's Revenge are about to finally go head to head when space craft start abducting children, teenagers and young adults.
The Planetary Defense Force (PDF) need soldiers; how many that die from training is of no concern. The battles have become real and James Cook must become Salchar to keep himself, his squad and those that have been recruited into the PDF's ranks alive. One AI and a crazed engineer know the truth about the PDF and must decide whether to trust Salchar with that knowledge.