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Tomorrow! (Beyond Armageddon)
Philip Wylie

Bison Books, 2009

This book may change your life. It may save it. It is one of the most important—and most shocking—books ever written.   Tomorrow! is a story of average, nice Americans living in the neighboring cities of Green Prairie and River City in Middle America. It is—until the sudden blitz—the story of the girl next door and her boyfriend; of the accountant who saw what was coming, and the rich old lady who didn’t; of engaging young kids, ...


The Terrans of Beta: Book Three in the When Wolds Collide Series (When Worlds Collide)
Richard L. Helms

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

This third and final book to Philip Wylie's "When Worlds Collide" duology, The Terrans of Beta concludes this amazing story by finishing where "After Worlds Collide" leaves the reader, and goes even further into the story of the survivors of the Human race, and their new life and struggles upon Bronson Beta. Having made tremendous new discoveries upon landing on Bronson Beta, Tony and the American survivors, along with the other survivors of ...


Generation of Vipers
Philip Wylie

Dalkey Archive Press, 1996

Perhaps the most vitriolic attack ever launched on the American way of living -- from politicians to professors to businessmen to Mom to sexual mores to religion -- Generation of Vipers  ranks with the works of De Tocqueville and Emerson in defining the American character and malaise.


Philip Wylie

Wildside Press, 2009

Philip Gordon Wylie (1902-1971) was a U.S. author. His novel "Gladiator" (1930) partially inspired the comic-book character Superman.


When Worlds Collide (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer

Bison Books, 1999

A runaway planet hurtles toward the earth. As it draws near, massive tidal waves, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions wrack our planet, devastating continents, drowning cities, and wiping out millions. In central North America, a team of scientists race to build a spacecraft powerful enough to escape the doomed earth. Their greatest threat, they soon discover, comes not from the skies but from other humans.   A crackling plot and sizzling, ...


The Disappearance (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Philip Wylie

Bison Books, 2004

“The female of the species vanished on the afternoon of the second Tuesday of February at four minutes and fifty-two seconds past four o'clock, Eastern Standard Time. The event occurred universally at the same instant, without regard to time belts, and was followed by such phenomena as might be expected after happenings of that nature.”   On a lazy, quiet afternoon, in the blink of an eye, our world shatters into two parallel universes ...


How to Establish a Successful Business in Thailand
Philip Wylie

Paiboon Publishing, 2007

This is the perfect book for anyone thinking of starting or buying a business in Thailand. This book will save readers lots of headaches, time and money. This guide is full of information on how to run a business in Thailand including practical tips by successful foreign business people from different trades, such as guest house, bar trade, e-commerce, export and restaurant. This is an essential guide for all foreigners thinking of doing ...


Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can ...
Philip Wylie

Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2014

As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their ...


The Superhero Reader

University Press of Mississippi, 2013

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For ...


Crunch & Des: Classic Stories of Saltwater Fishing
Philip Wylie

Skyhorse Publishing, 2014

Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon , and his friend and partner Des Smith adventure high and low in the waters of Florida, coming face-to-face with big fish and bigger personalities along the way. Featuring twenty-two of Wylie’s best Crunch and Des stories, this is a delightful compendium of ...


The Smiling Corpse
Philip Wylie

Ramble House, 2011

The Smiling Corpse was written in 1935 by Philip Wylie and features as characters in a murder mystery many of the big names of literature. In fact, S.S. Van Dine, Sax Rohmer, G.K. Chesterton and Dashiell Hammett are the detectives! J. Randolph Cox provides an introduction that places the book in its place historically and you provide the result: enjoyment of a wonderful period when murder was fun.


After Worlds Collide
Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer

Warner Paperback Library, 1975

A handful of supermen colonize a distant planet. The classic sequel to WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.


Triumph (Beyond Armageddon)
Philip Wylie

Bison Books, 2007

In the world’s upper hemisphere, only one small group has survived World War III: fourteen people, sheltered deep within a limestone mountain in Connecticut and with enough supplies and equipment to maintain their subsistence for upwards of two years. The group includes a forward-thinking millionaire and his family, a levelheaded Jewish scientist, a playboy, an aging African American servant and his daughter, a gigolo and the glamorous woman ...


Ten Thousand Blunt Instruments and Other Tales of Mystery
Philip Wylie

Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2010

Philip Wylie (1902-1971) was a prolific writer whose stories were, in the words of editor Bill Pronzini, 'controversial, provocative, iconoclastic' and unafraid to question cultural sensibilities and critique American mores. As a result, his detective fiction was among the most ingenious and innovative of his generation. Included in this collection are six of his best mysteries where, in order to discover the solution, you will be forced to see ...



MonkeyBone Publications, 2013

Gladiator is an American science fiction novel first published in 1930 and written by Philip Wylie. The story concerns a scientist who invents an "alkaline free-radical" serum to "improve" humankind by granting the proportionate strength of an ant and the leaping ability of the grasshopper. Eight years later, both metaphors were used to explain Superman's powers in the first comic of his series. The scientist injects his pregnant wife with the ...


Experiment in Crime

Wildside Press, 2011

"International smuggling, vicious gangsters, beautiful girls ... sparkling, intriguing, outstanding." -- Phoenix Republic "Adventure, suspense, and just good fun." -- Dallas News "Excitement, plot ... once started the ball of adventure becomes a rolling stone ... the young professor does enough first-hand research in the underworld to satisfy anybody." -- Chicago Tribune "Mr. Wylie meant to entertain, and he succeeds beautifully." -- Houston ...


The End of the Dream (Beyond Armageddon)

University of Nebraska Press, 2013

In The End of the Dream , venerated science-fiction author Philip Wylie trains his sights on the ultimate catastrophe—the destruction of the world through human beings’ unheeding and willful poisoning of the atmosphere, the land, the seas and rivers, and finally of the human race itself. The End of the Dream describes a horrific future when toxic chemicals, mutated creatures, and noxious gases all contribute to the eventual death of the ...


Generation of Vipers
Philip Wylie

Rinehart, 1946

This is the book that made Philip Wylie famous in 1944. Philip Wylie is bitter and caustic. He calls his book "a sermon," but feels no need to be charitable in his attacks. Wylie pleads for a more rational society, one that is based on sound psychological principles. For those who agree with him, his book is a reaffirmation; for those who don't, it stimulates the circulation. "A Rabelaisian catalogue of sin and moral desuetude...truly a ...


The Savage Gentleman (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Philip Wylie

Bison Books, 2011

Betrayed by his wife, Stephen Stone spirits his son, Henry, away to a remote tropical island and trains him to be an ideal physical specimen and a perfect gentleman. After years of isolation, Henry Stone is now a young man, standing a full six feet two inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. His hair is bronze, his eyes turquoise, his skin mahogany—a magnificent man. When Henry finally returns to civilization, he finds that his father’s ...



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