Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday Tomorrow

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Published by: Mira
Publication Date: December 20th, 2011
Format: Paperback, 400 Pages
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The official patter:
"Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...."

The first in a new series by Maria V. Snyder, who has perviously had the succesful Magic Studies series, as well as the Glass series.

Arrested Development and Philosophy
Published by: Wiley
Publication Date: December 20th, 2011
Format: Paperback, 272 Pages
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The official patter:
"A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show, Arrested Development
Arrested Development earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following—and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating philosophical issues at the heart of the quirky Bluths and their comic exploits. Whether it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favorite scenes and episodes of the show in a whole new way.

Takes an entertaining look at the philosophical ideas and tensions in the show's plots and themes
Gives you new insights about the Bluth family and other characters: Is George Michael's crush on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie about stealing clothes to hide the fact that she has a job? Are the pictures really of bunkers or balls?
Lets you sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of great philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to explain key characters and episodes of the show. Packed with thought-provoking insights, Arrested Development and Philosophy is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about their late, lamented TV show. And it'll keep you entertained until the long-awaited Arrested Development movie finally comes out. (Whenever that is.)"

If this was written just to cash in on the news of the new series or movie or just to celebrate the awesomest of tv shows, who cares? It's Arrested Development!


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