Autobiography/Bio/Non-Fiction

//Autobiography/Bio/Non-Fiction
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  • A presentation of revolutionary evidence that Man and Machine will cease to be separate in the future.  This is more than mere speculation - the current generation of robots can see, learn, talk - think Google Mini- and may even feel. Artificial organs and prosthetics are being created to replace deficient natural ones. Current work on electronic stimulation, biofeedback techniques, telefactors and prosthesis is bringing us to the time when science fiction and science fact merge.
  • In this autobiography, Clarke moves from science fiction to his career as a writer and a thinker, explaining how he was influenced by ideas he read in both science fiction and science, harking back to the magazine of the 1930s and 1940s Astounding Stories. Cover art by Gavin Harris.
  • Described as the most vivid and comprehensive account written of the fall and massacre of Srebrenica, cynical power politics and the inefficiencies of the U.N. Peacekeeping Command in the former Yugoslavia. Rohde was the first reporter to find mass graves near Srebrenica and recieved the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his stories on the atrocities.

  • Or, Letters from a Gentleman of Excess. Until 1983, Jack Pollock was the owner of the Pollock Gallery of Toronto, where he exhibited new Canadian artists. Then, abruptly, he lost both his business and his health. Twenty years of flashy flamboyancy had led to drug addiction, open heart surgery, bankruptcy - and a profound spiritual and psychological  malaise. Broken, he retreated to the south of France, expecting to die. Instead, he began to come to terms with himself and his life, confiding his deepest feelings in a torrent of letters to M., a psychiatrist he had consulted briefly before his departure. The letters tell of his everyday life in France, his encounters with David Hockney and other artists, of religion and the power of sexuality: a courageously honest assessment of his life.

  • With Kerry Packer at the helm and a galaxy of top stars, Channel Nine ruled the airwaves, consistently winning the ratings and fostering a unique esprit de corps within its ranks. The network was conspicuous for its success, notorious for its arrogance and indisputably 'the one', yet within a few short years it went from front-runner to also-ran with rock bottom morale, mass redundancies and a resurgent opposition by former Channel Nine executives out for revenge. Where does the blame lie? Stone tells the story with one staggering revelation after another with a result of a real-life drama far more riveting that anything on the small screen. A must for media history students and buffs.

  • Amanda Barrie was a star of the English stage, screen and the occasional Carry On film.  She was believed to be a slow learner for years as she could not read, so she would have a friend repeat her lines over and over to her until she was word perfect and completely cued-in!  She was finally diagnosed with dyslexia. Here she recounts anecdotes from her packed professional life and talks frankly and without self-pity about her disrupted childhood, disastrous schooldays and her relationships with both men and women, including remarkable threesomes with her husband Robin Hunter.  An ideal piece for any Carry On fan. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs.

  • There's been any number of films and fictional representations - but who was the man in the iron mask?  The mystery has intrigued people for over two hundred and fifty years.  Here are all the theories, counter-theories and fantasies - from the claim that he was the twin brother of Louis XIV to him being Eustache Dauger, going by way of such candidates as the Duke of Monmouth, Richard Cromwell, Molière, Nicholas Fouquet, an Armenian archbishop, an Italian astrologer and many more. Here are all the facts of the prisoner's existence presented chronologically together with the myths that have flourished, from the preposterous stories of the gaoler in 1669 to the alleged discovery of his skeleton in an old tower in Cannes in 1977. Illustrated.

  • If you got a call that Batman was assaulting Spider-Man and the person who called it in was Marilyn Monroe, who is actually a 6'3" transvestite, there's only one place you could be: nothing is too weird in Los Angeles. For the cops of Hollywood Station, policing crack-heads dressed as cartoon characters is business as usual. But when there's a diamond robbery connected to the Russian Mafia and a pair of totally clueless and ambitious crystal meth addicts, the pieces have got to be put together by the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of street cops. There's Budgie Polk, a twenty-something firecracker with a four-month-old at home; Wesley Drubb, a rich boy who joined the force seeking thrills; Fausto Gamboa is the tetchy veteran; and Hollywood Nate, who never shuts up about movies. They spend their days in patrol cars and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps. From their headquarters at Hollywood Station, they see the glamour city for what it is: a field of land mines, where the mundane is dangerous and the dangerous is mundane.

  • The sequel to Crow On A Barbed Wire Fence. Bluey's adventures did not end with his departure from Australia in 1914. In this sequel he tells of his London childhood and why he visited Australia in the first place.  There's also the tale of his escape from the German naval fleet in World War I, his role in two mutinies and the headline stories he reported as a Fleet Street journo, sportswriter and radio interviewer.  Last but not least, he tells of his family life and his achievements as a successful magazine publisher  - what a full, rich and adventurous life!