Fiction

Strange Tales #9 (Pulp Magazine Edition)

Author: Robert M. Price

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 602

This special edition of Strange Tales #9 is presented in the original magazine's dimensions. In addition to great work by Hugh B. Cave, L. Sprague de Camp, and many more, this edition adds "The Devil's Crypt," a novelet by E. Hoffmann Price.
Juvenile Fiction

The Horror at Camp Jellyjam (Classic Goosebumps #9)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 992

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Camp Jellyjam is no ordinary sports camp. The counselors seem a little TOO happy. And why are they so obsessed with winning? It might have something to do with the hideous, slimy discovery lurking in the darkness.... It's our ninth fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonus features including an author interview, bizarre sports trivia, and more!
Business & Economics

Music Data Mining

Author: Tao Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 779

The research area of music information retrieval has gradually evolved to address the challenges of effectively accessing and interacting large collections of music and associated data, such as styles, artists, lyrics, and reviews. Bringing together an interdisciplinary array of top researchers, Music Data Mining presents a variety of approaches to successfully employ data mining techniques for the purpose of music processing. The book first covers music data mining tasks and algorithms and audio feature extraction, providing a framework for subsequent chapters. With a focus on data classification, it then describes a computational approach inspired by human auditory perception and examines instrument recognition, the effects of music on moods and emotions, and the connections between power laws and music aesthetics. Given the importance of social aspects in understanding music, the text addresses the use of the Web and peer-to-peer networks for both music data mining and evaluating music mining tasks and algorithms. It also discusses indexing with tags and explains how data can be collected using online human computation games. The final chapters offer a balanced exploration of hit song science as well as a look at symbolic musicology and data mining. The multifaceted nature of music information often requires algorithms and systems using sophisticated signal processing and machine learning techniques to better extract useful information. An excellent introduction to the field, this volume presents state-of-the-art techniques in music data mining and information retrieval to create novel ways of interacting with large music collections.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Deadpool Classic Vol. 9

Author: Gail Simone

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

View: 366

Collects Deadpool (1997) #65-69, Agent X #1-6. When Deadpool crosses paths with the Black Swan, the telepathic villain infects Wade with a virus that eats away at his mind. Can Deadpool overcome his degenerating thought processes and continue his merc work? No, probably not. Plus, Deadpool is hired to steal the Rhino's horn and protect Dazzler, and gathers new allies Sandi Brandenberg, Ratbag, Outlaw and the Taskmaster. But when a showdown with the Black Swan goes wrong, who - if anyone - will survive?

Classic Weird #9

Author: Retro Comic Reprints

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 56

View: 527

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, AND MONSTERS...... OH, MY! The black & white horror comic stretched the limits of what was proper and allowed. Stretched? No, it shattered those limits into tiny, blood-soaked pieces! EERIE PUBLICATIONS was known for taking classic horror comic of the 40s and 50s, and having them redrawn and revised as a more graphic, more gory tale! Today these issues are hard to find.... unless you know where to look, and this is the place to look! Published by Retro Comic Reprints [email protected]
Computers

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases

Author: José L. Balcázar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 708

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the joint conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: ECML PKDD 2010, held in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2010. The 120 revised full papers presented in three volumes, together with 12 demos (out of 24 submitted demos), were carefully reviewed and selected from 658 paper submissions. In addition, 7 ML and 7 DM papers were distinguished by the program chairs on the basis of their exceptional scientific quality and high impact on the field. The conference intends to provide an international forum for the discussion of the latest high quality research results in all areas related to machine learning and knowledge discovery in databases. A topic widely explored from both ML and DM perspectives was graphs, with motivations ranging from molecular chemistry to social networks.
Biography & Autobiography

Van Gogh's Ear Volume 9

Author: Tina Hall

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 280

Founded by Ian Ayres, Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art is an annual anthology series devoted to publishing powerful works by major voices and innovative new talents from around the globe. The goal of Van Gogh’s Ear is to make each volume a real eye-opener that stirs people’s emotions and ignites their imaginations. Experimental work is warmly embraced. Taboos extremely encouraged. In this volume you will find: POETRY BY : Joel Allegretti, Frances Ayres, Ian Ayres, Lytton Bell, Brenton Booth, Tim J. Brennan, Boots Bryant, Helene Cardona, Dane Cervine, Miles Chaney, Sue Clennell, Virginie Colline, Cassandra allett, Olivier Deprez & Miles O’Shea, Lisa Dordal, John Fitzgerald, A Flick of the Grail – Mark Fleury, Karen Foster, Howie Good, Tyler Knott Gregson, Mary Ann Honaker, Claire Ibarra, Donald Illich, Alexandra Isacson, Clarissa Jakobsons, Bob James, Alex S. Johnson, Jen Karetnick, Akhil Katyal, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Lily Kurdach, Lyn Lifshin, Manuel Paul Lopez, David Mac, Mamta Madhavan, Jenean McBrearty, Silva Zanoyan, Merjanian, Oshi Mi-chi, Aman Mittal, JB Mulligan, Jed Myers, Ben Nardolilli, Peter Nicholson, Stanley Noah, Kenneth Nolan, Robert Patrick, David S. Pointer, Pam Riley, Jeff Santosuosso, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., Felino A. Soriano, John Saunders, Mark Terrill, Jeremy Tolbert, P.C. Vandall, Jeremiah Walton, Kari Wergeland, Matthew Wilson, Michael Xavier, Bill Yarrow Stories and other lengthy writings: Jason Wayne Allen, Tina Ayres, Mia Bencivenga, Jason D. Brawn, Arturo Desimone, Barry Hunter, Jen Knox, Neila Mezynski, Turner Mojica, Yarrow Paisley Art and Photography: Booka Bickar, Ciruelo Cabral, Theo Danella, Collin Elder, Ira Joel Haber, Jeanne Kuhns, Wlodzimierz Kuklinski, Kamalky Laureano, Mina M., Raven Morgoth, Helene Poujade, Michael Sean, Brittany Smith, Patrick Tang, Valerhon Interviews With: Adrienne Barbeau, Becket, David Bollt, Gerald Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Nick Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Emerson Collins & Del Shores, Mell Corcoran, Dale Corvino, Isabelle Dalle, Steven DaLuz, Tommy Emmanuel, John Fleck, Guy Gilchrist, Tyler Knott Gregson, Cole Haddon, Joanne Harris, Richard Hescox, Ronnie King, Chad Crawford Kinkle, Daniel Knauf, Joe Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Edward Lee, John Lehr, Jonathan Maberry, Charlie Matthau, Felice Picano, Christopher Rice, Cortney Skinner, Dino Valls, John Waite, Barbie Wilde, David Niall Wilson, Michael Xavier, Peter Zokosky, Kristoffer Frisk
Music

Science Fiction in Classic Rock

Author: Robert McParland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 592

As technology advances, society retains its mythical roots--a tendency evident in rock music and its enduring relationship with myth and science fiction. This study explores the mythical and fantastic themes of artists from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Blue Oyster Cult, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Drawing on insights from Joseph Campbell, J.G. Frazer, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade, the author examines how performers have incorporated mythic archetypes and science fiction imagery into songs that illustrate societal concerns and futuristic fantasies.
Literary Criticism

Supernatural Horror in Literature

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: The Palingenesis Project (Wermod and Wermod Publishing Group)

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 589

Originally published in 1927 in a small-circulation amateur magazine, spanning the period from antiquity until the 1930s, and covering both the Anglo-American world and Continental Europe, Lovecraft’s essay remains unparallelled as a survey of horror literature in our hemisphere. Said literature’s emergence as a genre coincided with the institutional establishment of liberalism, which represents a diametrically opposed worldview. This would suggest that horror literature, even if inadvertently or subconsciously, represents an attempt at escaping the limitations of the secular, materialist, rationalist Weltanschauung of liberal modernity, as well as a desire for meaning in a world rendered meaningless through ‘liberation’ from hierarchies, folk traditions, the occult, and the supernatural. Also of interest is the fact that the aesthetics of Gothic horror are invariably and luxuriantly beautiful (if in a dark way), whereas the logical extreme of rationality (utilitarianism, standardisation) is inherently anti-aesthetic. Would this not indicate, then, that the Age of Reason marked the beginning of a process that concluded in late modernity with the wholesale destruction of beauty, except where it, or the counterfeiting of it, was dictated by economic necessity? If so, we may view Lovecraft’s essay not merely as a resource for those seeking entertainment within a genre of literature, but also a map for those seeking to escape, and begin to transcend, the despair engendered by a worldview that pronounced itself dead when someone spoke of ‘the end of history’.

Classic Weird #11

Author: Retro Comic Reprints

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 56

View: 237

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, AND MONSTERS...... OH, MY! The black & white horror comic stretched the limits of what was proper and allowed. Stretched? No, it shattered those limits into tiny, blood-soaked pieces! EERIE PUBLICATIONS was known for taking classic horror comic of the 40s and 50s, and having them redrawn and revised as a more graphic, more gory tale! Today these issues are hard to find.... unless you know where to look, and this is the place to look! Published by Retro Comic Reprints [email protected]
Travel

Weird N.J.

Author: Mark Moran

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 271

View: 856

Explores haunted places, local legends, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions found in New Jersey.

Doctor Strange Masterworks Vol. 9

Author: Roger Stern

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 336

View: 395

Collects Doctor Strange (1974) #47-57, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #6; material from Crazy (1973) #88, OHOTMU (1983). This Halloween, the Marvel Masterworks cast an enticing spell with the newest volume of Doctor Strange! All-time great writer Roger Stern joins a host of the best artists ever to draw the Master of the Mystic Arts. The result? Pure magic. The tales in store feature the return of classic enemies such as Nightmare, Baron Mordo and Dormammu; introduce Morgana Blessing; team Stephen Strange with Brother Voodoo; draw Clea into a war for the Dark Dimension; and send Strange back in time - both to ancient Egypt alongside the Fantastic Four and to World War II with Nick Fury! Painstakingly restored and packed with extras galore, this amazing tome honors one of greatest eras in Doctor Strange's history.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sun Zi: The Art of War. An Ancient Chinese Military Classic With the Chinese Original Text, Text-Analytical Data, an English Translation by Lionel Giles (1910), Latin Hanyu Pinyin Transcription and Chinese-English Meaning Definitions

Author: Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt

Publisher: disserta Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 714

This ancient Chinese work on military strategy by Master Sun is dating back a period in Chinese history where the central feudal state governed by the Zhou rulers was in decline with the result that regional rulers waged war among themselves to gain supremacy over each other. Sun, living at some time during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) was a military leader who wrote a remarkable piece of work dealing with the thirteen strategical principles (strategems) to be applied in warfare. His text is considered the oldest book on military strategy, and what he wrote was studied and considered useful and applied many centuries later inside and outside military. This book is in its essence a “psychology” and “philosophy” of war dealing with opponents in military struggle and civil life alike. The principles elaborated on are appreciated by leaders of military, business corporations and in sports today.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Deadpool Classic Vol. 19

Author: Nick Giovannetti

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 328

View: 601

Collects Deadpool Bi-Annual #1, Deadpool's Art of War #1-4, Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1-4, Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1-4. War! Who is it good for? Deadpool! And these are his very best combat classics! Dig into Wade Wilson's take on Sun Tzu's Art of War, the definitive work on military strategy. (What? It's totally in the public domain, and ripe for being ripped off !) Then, get the real story behind 1984's Marvel Super Hero Secret Wars! You think Wade wasn't there? You think he hadn't even been invented yet? Think again! He's on Battleworld, and he even has his own secret shield! He isn't on that other Battleworld though, only his ghost is. But Deadpool's widow Shiklah can wage war better than Sgt. Fury - and she has her own, monstrous Howling Commandos! Plus: Deadpool vs. Brute Force!
Music

Pro Tools 9

Author: Mike Collins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 391

View: 944

Prepare yourself to be a great producer when using Pro Tools in your studio. Pro Tools 9 for Music Production is the definitive guide to the software for new and professional users, providing you with all the vital skills you need to know. Covering both the Pro Tools HD and LE this book is extensively illustrated in color and packed with time saving hints and tips, it is a great reference to keep on hand as a constant source of information. Detailed chapters on the user interface, the MIDI and scoring features, recording, editing, signal processing and mixing blend essential knowledge with tutorials and practical examples from actual recordings. New and updated materials include: *Pro Tools 9 software described in detail *Details of the new functions and features of PT9 *Full color screen shots and equipment photos Pro Tools 9 for Music Production is a vital source of reference, for the working professional or serious hobbyist looking for professional results. *Highly illustrated color guide packed with tips to help Pro Tools users get the most from their system *Up-to-date and specific to version 9 *Endorsed by leading international producers, composers and engineers