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Starflight by Melissa Landers Book Summary:

Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it's not like the law has ever been on her side. Still, off-world travel doesn't come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the outer realm. She just wishes it could have been to anyone besides Doran Spaulding, the rich, pretty-boy quarterback who made her life miserable in school. The tables suddenly turn when Doran is framed for conspiracy on Earth, and Solara cons him into playing the role of her servant on board the Banshee, a ship manned by an eccentric crew with their own secrets. Given the price on both Doran and Solara's heads, it may just be the safest place in the universe. It's been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee's dangerous enemies catch up with them, Solara and Doran must come together to protect the ship that has become their home???and the eccentric crew that feels like family.

The Starflight Handbook

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The Starflight Handbook by Eugene F. Mallove,Gregory L. Matloff Book Summary:

Discusses the feasibility of interstellar travel, and explains the principles behind a variety of propulsion and navigation systems

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Starflight by Ron Collins Book Summary:

"Ron Collins is one of our best hard science fiction writers-a novel from him is a major event. Enjoy!" Robert J. Sawyer Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night ----- Everguard's mission: Establish a multidimensional gate inside Alpha Centauri A for Interstellar Command to fuel their new faster-than-light starship. Lieutenant Commander Torrance Black, career already on shaky grounds, finds himself facing questions. Did they just contact sentient life in the Centauri system? Will humankind sacrifice an entire alien species in their quest for the stars? ---- STARFLIGHT, the first book of Stealing the Sun, a new Science Fiction series from frequent Analog contributor and bestselling Amazon Dark Fantasy author Ron Collins.

Starfall (a Starflight novel)

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Starfall (a Starflight novel) by Melissa Landers Book Summary:

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. Her only solace is that the Banshee crew managed to evade capture, including Kane Arric, her best friend...with occasional benefits. Meanwhile, Kane and the rest of the crew of the Banshee plan a desperate rescue mission. But when they arrive on Eturia, Cassia isn't exactly in need of heroics--she's claimed her birthright as Eturia's queen, but has inherited a war-torn planet simmering with rebellion. Cassia must make alliances, and Kane, the bastard son of a merchant, isn't a choice that will earn her any friends. Kane knows he will never find someone to replace Cassia--and is certain she returns his feelings--but how can he throw away his own promising future waiting on a queen? When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family's complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is.

Starflight to Destiny

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Starflight to Destiny by Patrick Dearen Book Summary:

Hidden in the reaches of the galaxy, a great power holds the fate of the cosmos. A man and a woman each learn half the clues to its secrets, and together they defy a totalitarian government and embark on an interstellar quest with pirates to find it and save creation.

Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret

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Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret by Tui T. Sutherland Book Summary:

The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends? Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight is the smartest of the dragonets... but is he brave enough to speak up?

Star Flight

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Star Flight by Andre Norton Book Summary:

UNKNOWN WORLDS-UNKNOWN DANGERS The Stars are Ours: Dard Nordis is a hunted man. His brother was murdered for covert activities as a scientist in a world in which scientists and engineers are blamed for the global war that smashed civilization. The global dictatorship of Pax has ordered their execution. Now he is on the run, trying to find the secret stronghold of his brother's friends and colleagues¾a hidden place where the few remaining scientists are desperately building a spaceship to escape to the stars. Star Born. Centuries after the desperate flight from Earth, Pax has been overthrown and humanity again reaches for the stars. Rof Kurbi's spaceship reaches the planet Astra, but he and the crew do not know that the planet already has a colony established centuries ago by the fugitive humans from Earth. Nor do they know that the apparently friendly natives of the planet are actually the malevolent remnants of a corrupt civilization that all but destroyed itself millennia ago¾and that they are plot-ting to eliminate all humans from Astra, both the recent arrivals and the star born colonists. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). _The Grande Dame of science fiction.Ó¾ Time

Wings of Fire 1: The Dragonet Prophecy

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Wings of Fire 1: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland Book Summary:

Seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy. Five dragonets are enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. But when they escape their prison, the result may be more than intended . . .

Star Flight

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Star Flight by Ira Edward Aaron Book Summary:

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Star Flight by Phyllis A. Whitney Book Summary:

A movie star’s suicide draws a young woman into the deadly shadows of a Hollywood scandal in this novel from “a master of suspense” (Mary Higgins Clark). More than fifty years ago, Victoria Frazer and Roger Brandt were the most popular stars of the silver screen—until a notorious and tragic love affair on set in the Appalachians destroyed their lives. It was there, at the foot of Rumbling Bald Mountain in Lake Lure, North Carolina, where Victoria drowned herself, and where Roger would remain—drifting into obscurity as a tortured recluse. Now, a half-century later, screenwriter Lauren Castle has arrived at a Lake Lure resort in the wake of a more recent tragedy: the suspicious death of her husband, a documentary filmmaker who was investigating the legendary Hollywood scandal. Lauren’s husband held the most closely guarded secret of all: She is Victoria’s granddaughter. Only one other person knew her secret, the couple’s close friend, Gordon Heath, whom Lauren is inexplicably drawn to. Now she must solve a mystery that links two generations, has claimed more than one victim, and has yet to reach its deadly and final fade-out. New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author Phyllis A. Whitney “is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom

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Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland Book Summary:

The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues! Something deadly is stalking the peaceful RainWing kingdom. RainWings have been disappearing from the forest. When the RainWing queen won't do anything to find her missing tribe members, Glory and her friends set off on their own rescue mission - which leads them right back into enemy territory. . . .

Wings of Fire 2: The Lost Heir

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Wings of Fire 2: The Lost Heir by Tui T. Sutherland Book Summary:

The Wings of Fire saga continues with a thrilling underwater adventure. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is going home at last. She is eager to reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But her return doesn't go the way she imagined. An assassin has been killing off the queen's heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target.

The Beast-Jewel of Mars

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The Beast-Jewel of Mars by Leigh Brackett Book Summary:

The wise men of Caer Dhu were not so wise. They found the secret of Shanga, and they escaped their wars and their troubles by fleeing backward along the path of evolution.Excerpt Burk Winters remained in the passenger section while the Starflight made her landing at Kahora Port. He did not think that he could bear to see another man, not even one he liked as much as he did Johnny Niles, handle the controls of the ship that had been his for so long.He did not wish even to say goodbye to Johnny, but there was no avoiding it. The young officer was waiting for him as he came down the ramp, and the deep concern he felt was not hidden in the least by his casually hearty grin.Johnny held out his hand. "So long, Burk. You've earned this leave. Have fun with it."Burk Winters looked out over the vast tarmac that spread for miles across the ochre desert. An orderly, roaring confusion of trucks and flatcars and men and ships-ore ships, freighters, tramps, sleek liners like the Starflight, bearing the colors of three planets and a dozen colonies, but still arrogantly and predominantly Terran.Johnny followed his gaze and said softly, "It always gives you a thrill, doesn't it?"Winters did not answer. Miles away, safe from the thundering rocket blasts, the glassite dome of Kahora, Trade City for Mars, rose jewel-like out of the red sand. The little sun stared wearily down and the ancient hills considered it, and the old, old wandering wind passed over it, and it seemed as though the planet bore Kahora and its spaceport with patience, as though it were a small local infection that would soon be gone.He had forgotten Johnny Niles. He had forgotten everything but his own dark thoughts. The young officer studied him with covert pity, and he did not know it.Burk Winters was a big man, and a tough man, tempered by years of deep-space flying. The same glare of naked light that had burned his skin so dark had bleached his hair until it was almost white, and just in the last few months his gray eyes seemed to have caught and held a spark of that pitiless radiance. The easy good nature was gone out of them, and the lines that laughter had shaped around his mouth had deepened now into bitter scars.

S.T.A.R. Flight

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S.T.A.R. Flight by E.C. Tubb Book Summary:

The Kaltich invaders sell their Earthman serfs a rejuvenation process that cruelly prolongs life. They also promise to share their secret for instantaneous space travel desperately needed by a barbaric, over-populated Earth. But decades pass and Earth is no closer to the stars. The Kaltichs continue to strip Earth of its riches and its pride. Only the Secret Terran Armed Resistance Movement opposes the Kaltichs tyranny. And only Martin Preston S.T.A.R. agent, can possibly steal their secrets. If he fails, Earth will become a planet of billions of starving people - with no place to go except to the graves.

Star Flight

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Star Flight by Robert A. Boyd Book Summary:

A Chance To Start Over... R'nemReth was an outcast all her young life. A troubled, unstable youngling, she fled the creche at an early age to take up a skittish life on the streets. Now she faced a lifetime in a remote penal nest for the crime of surviving by any means necessary. She received a last moment reprieve: a chance to earn her freedom. But to do so, she had to face unimaginable dangers on a distant world. What was worse was why she received this chance: she bore a unique gift - or curse - from the moment she was hatched, and it was the origin of all her problems. Could she meet the challenge which would set her free? And if she won her freedom, could she survive bearing that unique curse?

STAR-FLIGHT .... The Last Generation

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STAR-FLIGHT .... The Last Generation by Albert R. LeBoeuf Book Summary:

The Christian Church has overlooked the possible value of using the astronomy of the Magi as a tool that might lend itself to better understanding the events relating to the end of the current age. The Cipher is the first installment in a Star-Flight trilogy that hopefully represents an opening corrective to this longstanding religious hiatus.

The Discovery Revolution

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The Discovery Revolution by George L. Paul,Bruce H. Nearon Book Summary:

This book focuses on the e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which were approved by the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and were approved by the Judicial Conference in September 2005.

Turn the Tuner Sooner

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Turn the Tuner Sooner by Tom Kempley Book Summary:

Inside you'll learn about every detail, including ammunition testing, fine-tuning your bolt and trigger, stocks, bedding and barrels, cleaning tips and techniques, and more. Through many years of experimentation and competition, the Kempley family has learned a lot about smallbore rifle accuracy. Learn what you need to improve your rifle, so you can enjoy hitting that X ring more often!

The Dragonet Prophecy

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The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland Book Summary:

Clay has lived his whole life under the mountain. The MudWing dragonet knows war is raging between the dragon tribes in the world outside - a war that he and four other dragonets are destined to end, according to the mysterious prophecy they have been taught. The five "chosen" dragonets were stolen from their homes while they were still in their eggs - and hidden away for years - all to fulfill the prophecy. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when danger threatens one of their own, Clay and his friends may choose freedom over fate ... leave the mountain ... and set the dragon world on a course that no one could have predicted.

Flight Emergency

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Flight Emergency by Reya Kempley Book Summary:

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The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book, Volume 4

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The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book, Volume 4 by Tui T. Sutherland Book Summary:

The #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to new heights in the fourth graphic novel adaptation In the shadows, trouble is brewing... The mysterious NightWings keep everything hidden, from their home and their queen to their allegiance in the war. Now they've kidnapped their own dragonet of destiny, and Starflight is finally meeting the rest of his tribe -- whether he wants to or not. The NightWings have also kidnapped several innocent RainWings, now trapped in the dark, barren, miserable place that is the NightWing kingdom. Starflight wants to help the RainWings, but he's busy saving his own scales and trying to find a way back to his friends. The fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons, and with no one to save him, Starflight will have to find a way to be brave...before it's too late.

Fallen Dragon

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Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton Book Summary:

Born in a colony world in 2310, Lawrence Newton hankered after the golden era of starships exploring the galaxy. But the age of human starflight was drawing to a close... Twenty years later, he's the sergeant of a washed-out platoon taking part in the bungled invasion of another world. The giant corporations who own the remaining starships euphemistically call such campaigns "asset realisation". In practice, it's simple piracy. But while he's on the ground being attacked by disturbingly effective resistance forces, Lawrence hears stories about the Temple of the Fallen Dragon-the holy place of a sect devoted to the worship of a mythical creature. Its priests are said to guard treasure large enough to buy lifelong happiness for any man, prompting him to mount an enterprise of his own... PRAISE FOR PETER F. HAMILTON "Absolutely vintage science fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive" The Times "The most powerful imagination in science fiction" Ken Follett

A Little Too Far

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A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers Book Summary:

Have you ever gone just a little too far? Lexie Banks has. Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it's more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he's been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years . . . and is so off limits. It's a good thing she's leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome. But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can't seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt . . . and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional and right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy-on-the-eyes deacon . . . only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro's signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn't know what to think. She's torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn't want and the man she can't have. And she isn't sure how she can live with herself either way.

Sams Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours

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Sams Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours by Jonathan S. Harbour Book Summary:

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours will help you master mobile game development for Android 4. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll gain hands-on expertise with the entire process: from getting access to the hardware via the Android SDK to finishing a complete example game. You’ll learn to use the Android SDK and open source software to design and build fast, highly playable games for the newest Android smartphones and tablets. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Android game programming tasks. Quizzes and exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Jonathan Harbour is a writer and instructor whose love for computers and video games dates back to the Commodore PET and Atari 2600 era. He has a Master’s in Information Systems Management. His portfolio site at http://www.jharbour.com includes a discussion forum. He also authored Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours. His love of science fiction led to the remake of a beloved classic video game with some friends, resulting in Starflight—The Lost Colony (http://www.starflightgame.com). Learn how to… Install and configure the free development tools, including the Android 4 SDK, Java Development Kit, and Eclipse (or NetBeans) Use the Android graphics system to bring your game characters to life Load and manage bitmaps, and use double buffering for better performance Incorporate timing and animation with threaded game loops Tap into the touch screen for user input Learn to use Android sensors such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, light detector, and thermometer Integrate audio into your games using the media player Build your own game engine library to simplify gameplay code in your projects Animate games with sprites using atlas images and fast matrix transforms Employ object-oriented programming techniques using inheritance and data hiding Create an advanced animation system to add interesting behaviors to game objects Detect collisions and simulate realistic movement with trigonometry Experiment with an evolving engine coding technique that more naturally reflects how games are written

Deep Space Propulsion

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Deep Space Propulsion by K. F. Long Book Summary:

The technology of the next few decades could possibly allow us to explore with robotic probes the closest stars outside our Solar System, and maybe even observe some of the recently discovered planets circling these stars. This book looks at the reasons for exploring our stellar neighbors and at the technologies we are developing to build space probes that can traverse the enormous distances between the stars. In order to reach the nearest stars, we must first develop a propulsion technology that would take our robotic probes there in a reasonable time. Such propulsion technology has radically different requirements from conventional chemical rockets, because of the enormous distances that must be crossed. Surprisingly, many propulsion schemes for interstellar travel have been suggested and await only practical engineering solutions and the political will to make them a reality. This is a result of the tremendous advances in astrophysics that have been made in recent decades and the perseverance and imagination of tenacious theoretical physicists. This book explores these different propulsion schemes – all based on current physics – and the challenges they present to physicists, engineers, and space exploration entrepreneurs. This book will be helpful to anyone who really wants to understand the principles behind and likely future course of interstellar travel and who wants to recognizes the distinctions between pure fantasy (such as Star Trek’s ‘warp drive’) and methods that are grounded in real physics and offer practical technological solutions for exploring the stars in the decades to come.

Science Fiction Video Games

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Science Fiction Video Games by Neal Roger Tringham Book Summary:

Understand Video Games as Works of Science Fiction and Interactive Stories Science Fiction Video Games focuses on games that are part of the science fiction genre, rather than set in magical milieux or exaggerated versions of our own world. Unlike many existing books and websites that cover some of the same material, this book emphasizes critical analysis, especially the analysis of narrative. The author analyzes narrative via an original categorization of story forms in games. He also discusses video games as works of science fiction, including their characteristic themes and the links between them and other forms of science fiction. Delve into a Collection of Science Fiction Games The beginning chapters explore game design and the history of science-fictional video games. The majority of the text deals with individual science-fictional games and the histories and natures of their various forms, such as the puzzle-based adventure and the more exploratory and immediate computer role-playing game (RPG).

Deep Space Probes

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Deep Space Probes by Gregory L. Matloff Book Summary:

The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today’s spacecraft. Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, ‘thinking’ craft – able to make vital decisions entirely on their own. Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

Wings of Fire Graphix #4: the Dark Secret

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Wings of Fire Graphix #4: the Dark Secret by Tui Sutherland Book Summary:

In the shadows, trouble is brewing... When Starflight is stolen by his own tribe, he hopes to at least discover some of the long-held NightWing secretswhat magical powers they really have, who theyre allied with in the war, and where theyve been living all this time. But the truth about Starflights tribe is more terrible than he ever imagined: Not only do the NightWings live in a dark, miserable place, but theyve imprisoned several innocent RainWings there, too. Stranded and alone, Starflight only wants to get back to his friends. But the fate of two kingdoms now rests in his talons, and with no one to save him, Starflight will have to find a way to be brave... before its too late.

The Hive Queen

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The Hive Queen by Tui Sutherland Book Summary:

Cricket, a dragonet who is immune to Queen Wasp's powers, goes into hiding after stealing the Book of Clearsight.

The Dark Secret

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The Dark Secret by Tui Sutherland Book Summary:

When Starflight is kidnapped by the NightWings he finds that the kingdom of his birth is a miserable place, full of terrible secrets--and that, with his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons.

Deep-Space Probes

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Deep-Space Probes by Greogory L. Matloff Book Summary:

This expert guide, written by a major figure at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the present-day state-of-the-art in the field of extrasolar and interstellar space exploration, focusing on the most promising techniques. It looks at potential missions and explores the many exciting ideas being developed to probe the planets and nearby stars for signs of life. Because of the tremendous current interest in the search for extrasolar life and extraterrestrial intelligence, this is a timely and illuminating survey.

Video Game Programming for Kids

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Video Game Programming for Kids by Jonathan S. Harbour Book Summary:

Do you want to learn how to write your own cool and exciting video games? VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS teaches young video game enthusiasts how to program video games with QB64, a simple and free version of the BASIC programming language. Written speci