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Dangerous Games

Author : Joseph P. Laycock
ISBN : 9780520960565
Genre : Religion
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The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic. Fantasy role-playing games do share several functions in common with religion. However, religion—as a socially constructed world of shared meaning—can also be compared to a fantasy role-playing game. In fact, the claims of the moral entrepreneurs, in which they presented themselves as heroes battling a dark conspiracy, often resembled the very games of imagination they condemned as evil. By attacking the imagination, they preserved the taken-for-granted status of their own socially constructed reality. Interpreted in this way, the panic over fantasy-role playing games yields new insights about how humans play and together construct and maintain meaningful worlds. Laycock’s clear and accessible writing ensures that Dangerous Games will be required reading for those with an interest in religion, popular culture, and social behavior, both in the classroom and beyond.

Sein Strahlendes Licht

Author : Danielle Steel
ISBN : 3898972046
Genre : English fiction
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Dangerous Games

Author : J.B. Davis
ISBN : 9780595307838
Genre : Fiction
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Who was Jake Hinchley, and where is his body? Harper "Hap" Whitman, State Department Officer attached to the American Embassy in Rome, is thrust into the middle of a complex web of deception and intrigue as he searches for the answers to these and many other puzzling questions. But it is Mary Beth Perkins and her sister, Martha Richman, who find themselves caught up in yet another perilous adventure involving treachery, dirty tricks and cover-up as they begin their tour of Italy. There are those who might seek to make it their last. The delights of Venice, the romance of Tuscany and the splendor of Rome await. Let the games begin!

Dangerous Games

Author : Marta Randall
ISBN : 9781480497740
Genre : Fiction
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Nebula Award Finalist. This sequel to Journey blends science fiction and family saga to create a complicated and vibrant world for the people who cherish it, those who want to conquer it, and those who bring it to the edge of ruin. The Kennerins pursue their desires and hatreds from the reaches of deep space to the smallest islands on Aerie, in a series of dangerous games whose stakes include the world and space and tauspace, beyond the reach of time.

Dangerous Games

Author : Andrew Todhunter
ISBN : 9780307831996
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this elegant and exciting collection Andrew Todhunter, himself an extreme sportsman and the author of the critically acclaimed Fall of the Phantom Lord, takes readers along as men and women push themselves to their limits in the world’s riskiest sports. In several of these essays Todhunter writes from personal experience, joining his subjects as they free fall from cliffs, wriggle through narrow underground crevices, and dive deep beneath the ice of a frozen lake. In these adrenaline-laced accounts of extreme sportsmanship, Todhunter captures not only the thrill of conquest but the deep pleasure of being someplace few others have gone as well.

Mind Games

Author : Teri Terry
ISBN : 9783649668749
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Der neue Dystopie-Bestseller der "Gelöscht"-Autorin Teri Terry: Mind Games Die Welt in der du lebst, existiert nur in deinem Kopf - doch was, wenn jemand mit deinen Gedanken spielt? In Lunas Leben ist jeder online: virtueller Unterricht, Dates und Sport als Avatar, sogar das Parlament tagt digital. Nur Luna bleibt offline. Sie ist eine Verweigerin, seit ihre Mutter vor Jahren in einem Online-Spiel starb. Umso überraschter ist Luna, als sie von der mächtigen Firma PareCo zu einem Einstufungstest eingeladen wird - und einen der begehrtesten Programmierer-Jobs erhält. Warum hat die Firma so ein großes Interesse an ihr? Als Luna den begabten Hacker Gecko kennen lernt, beginnt sie die von PareCo erschaffene Welt immer mehr zu hinterfragen. Doch dann ist Gecko auf einmal verschwunden und Luna kann sich nicht mehr an ihn erinnern ...

Dangerous Games

Author : Warren Murphy
ISBN : 9780751558364
Genre : Fiction
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The Olympics promise to be a rare relaxation in the tensions between the States and Russia. That is, until a racial purist decides to punish America's multi-racial track-and-field team, putting their lives in very real danger. A bomb explodes in the super-secure Olympic village, killing two Russian security guards, just before the torch is lit. As more threats come flooding in, top-secret government agents Remo and Chiun put on their running shoes and join the US Olympic team. Enlisting the aid of a beautiful and flexible Indian gymnast, Remo and Chiun race to track down the terrorists who vow to permanently disqualify America's track-and-field squad. But when the terrorists turn on Remo and Chiun, it's a sprint to the finish for the Defender to keep the Olympic torch alight. Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

Dangerous Games

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781625791412
Genre : Fiction
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In the reality shows of the future, people will literally be dying to watch. Science fiction's most expert dreamers envision the computerized, high-risk games of the future in this winning collection. Features: Robert Sheckley Cory Doctorow Kate Wilhelm Alastair Reynolds Vernor Vinge Jonathan Letham Gwyneth Jones William Browning Spencer Allen Steele Terry Dowling Jason Stoddard At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Dangerous Games

Author : Keri Arthur
ISBN : 9781405512398
Genre : Fiction
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In Melbourne's urban underworld, there's a nightclub for every fetish, fantasy and desire. But for Riley Jenson, a rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, one such club has become an obsession. Riley hasn't come in pursuit of pleasure but of an unknown killer who's been using the steamy nightspot as his hunting grounds. Leave it to Riley to find the only ticket into the heavily guarded club: Jin, a deliciously hot-bodied bartender who might just provide the key to unmasking a killer unlike any other in the Directorate's experience. Taunted by a former colleague-turned-rogue, distracted by an ex-lover's attentions, Riley follows Jin into a realm of pleasure she could never have imagined. And as danger and passion ignite, a shocking mystery begins to unravel - one where Riley herself becomes the ultimate object of desire . . .

Dangerous Games

Author : Joan Aiken
ISBN : 9781504018821
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Dido Twite, with the help of some sacred shaman healers, must foil a sinister plot to overthrow the king of a remote South Sea island healers Sailing the high seas in pursuit of Lord Herodsfoot, roving ambassador to the ageing King James III, Dido Twite’s search has led her to the remote South Sea island of Aratu. She arrives with a new friend she made en route, the enigmatic Dr. Talisman, who is returning to the isle after many years. Soon they discover that there’s something even more dangerous in the ancient rain forest than its poisonous pearl snakes, sting monkeys, and 30-foot-long crocodiles. Dido and Talisman are confronted by the Angrian invaders, who drove the Dilendi natives from their home 400 years earlier. Luckily, Dido befriends the gentle Forest People, who can heal with their magical touch. When she learns about a plot to overthrow the island’s suffering king, Dido enlists the Forest People to help her thwart the scheme, save the monarch, and reunite him with his long-lost daughter. Dangerous Games is the 5th book in the award-winning Wolves Chronicles, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.

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