"The Red Light of Mars" is an exceedingly clever skit, in which a number of old theatrical ideas are employed with notable ingenuity. It is not only very amusing reading, but is admirably adapted to effective dramatic representation. Although in the nature of extravaganza, it deals vigorously and satirically with many questions of present Interest and tells a good human story. Into the details of this, as the piece is to be tried on the stage before very long, it is not necessary to go now, but it abounds in comical and emotional situation. The good angel of it is our old friend the Devil, who now figures as a benevolent agent engaged in the work of preparing mankind for ultimate translation to a loftier sphere of existence in Mars. The personages include a brilliant young chemist, who believes himself on the verge of the discovery of the secret of immortality; a multi-millionaire, who would bribe him to devote his science to mere money-making purposes; an anarchic Socialist who believes in bombs as the sole means of social regeneration; a cultivated widow who loves the millionaire, but will not marry him because she detests his business principles and methods, and her daughter, a frivolous, selfish girl, who refuses to marry the chemist, who worships her, unless he will abandon philanthropic experiment to earn money to keep her in fashionable luxury. When the chemist calls upon the Devil for aid, the complacent fiend-who is compelled on earth to occupy a human body-effects a general metempsychosis. He himself becomes the chemist, puts the chemist into the body of the anarchist, and the anarchist into that of the millionaire, whose disembodied spirit is condemned for a season to flutter disconsolately in space.
Come join Colton Bronson during his journey through his sophomore year in high school, where past meets present as he searches for meaning and a new identity after his sports career is destroyed at the end of his freshman year. Tormented and tortured by his younger brother Dylan Bronson and by his ex-best friend Bobby, he seeks help and instead finds true friendship from new friends. The strange new kid named Finnian Deville, the "diehard druggie" named John, and the troubled Chad Stevenson. He also finds romance with a girl in his grade named Arianna at the biggest party of the year: none other than Chad Stevenson's TSIXS. Even with all that happens to him, his breakthrough finally comes from the most unexpected of sources; a spirit from the past named Andy Duke McClelland, who's on his own search for redemption. Colton begins to wonder if Duke is the answer, if maybe he knows what his future will become. Colton's adventure takes the reader on a journey powered by love and hate, a craving for childhood and innocence, and most of all, finding the future. So enjoy, and maybe you'll find your Lighter Key too.
Although it has long been possible to make organic materials emit light, it has only recently become possible to do so at the level and with the efficiency and control necessary to make the materials a useful basis for illumination or displays. The early electroluminescent devices provided reasonably bright light, but required high operating voltages, produced only a narrow range of colors, and had severely limited lifetimes. Recent developments, however, make it possible to manufacture organic light-emitting devices that are thin, bright, efficient, and stable and that produce a broad range of colors. This book surveys the current status of the field. It begins with an overview of the physics and chemistry of organic light emitting devices by J. Shinar and V. Savvateev. Subsequenbt chapters discuss the design of molecular materials for high performance devices (C. Adachi and T. Tsutsui) and chemical degradation and physical aging (K. Higginson, D. L. Thomsen, B. Yang, and F. Papadimitrakopoulos). A. Dodabalapur describes microcavity OLEDs, and Y. Shi, J. Liu, and Y. Yang discuss polymer morphology and device performance. Various aspects of devices based on polyparaphenylene vinylenes are discussed in chapters by N.C. Greenham and R.H. Friend and by H. Chayet, V. Savvateeyv, D. Davidov and R. Neumann. Chapters by S. Tasch, W. Graupner, and G. Leising and by Y. Z. Wang, D. Gebler, and A. J. Epstein describe OLEDs based on poly(paraphenylene) and poly(pyridine), respectively. The book concludes with a chapter on polyfluorene-based devices, which show great promise for producing light in all colors from blue to red.
A story about a missing goat and pigs, this book is part of the "Hop, Step, Jump" series that moves on from stories told in simple sentences with basic grammatical structures, through freer use of language to the level of reading reached at primary school.
The breathtaking first novel in a brilliant new fantasy series
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