Science Fiction

Starchildren : velvet generation

Location

306 N. Main Street
60148-1629 Lombar, IL
United States
US
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book,Ranallo, Richard
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From the back cover: "The year is 2073. One century ago, radio transmission from Earth passed through space, and Rock & Roll fell upon the mystified ears of an alien world. The new feelings this music produced heralded the dawn of a new age – their lives and culture were forever changed by Earth's rock music. These Starchildren embarked on a life-long pilgrimage to the birthplace of the strange new music. Our world has become a cold, unhappy place. The Ministries of culture have assumed control of the world's art and music, permitting only works which fit their own agendas. The minds of the people have become property of The Man, and Rock & Roll a thing of the past. Arriving on Earth, it was difficult for the Starchildren to imagine how such a dreary planet could be the origin of the beautiful sounds they adored so. Undaunted, the Starchildren walk among us, dazzling humanity with their unearthly beauty and forbidden music, joining underground bands to uplift the masses with the power of Rock. The broken-hearted and disenfranchised youth of the 2070s have found a powerful new voice in these rockers from beyond the stars. The impending revolution is sensed not only by the people, but also by their oppressors, and the Ministry of Music is beginning to crack down with lethal force. To both the fans they enthrall and the authorities they endanger, these lonely Starchildren must keep their true natures secret – but the aliens did not come here to run... they came to rock."
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9780972153805

Marcel

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Zine, Marcel
Date: 
2010
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In this short fiction piece, Marcel is affectionate, has blue eyes, can play music using a blade of grass, and was created in a lab by Jack Spent. As Marcel grows up from a cell specimen to a five-inch tall figure, Spent learns that, regardless of how a life is made, its beauty nonetheless can be observed.
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Amazing Adult Fantasy

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Book, Jameson, A.D.
Date: 
February 15, 2011
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"A.D. Jameson, lost and innocent, narcissistic and corrupted, has been dreaming his way through the past thirty years, the dying breaths of the fictional 20th Century. In his dreams he made many friends: the alien puppet ALF, cantankerous, threadbare, and living in a casket; Luke Skywalker, middle-aged, mustachioed, and hateful; and Bonnie Raitt, the ceramicist, shining spotlights onto sand and cancer. He invites you now to join both him and them; his lips shape your name. For his dreams have also been about you; he's been searching for you for a long time. Lie down beside him; allow him to drape his glittery silver fur coat across your shoulders. He'll fold his hands and bow and whisper. He'll hand you a gumball that's grown stale inside a locket. He'll hand you a gem that fell down from the moon. Together, you'll sail across the ocean on his wok rat; nibbling his tree pig. Together, you'll enter these fantastical tombs."
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English
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Quoted text in the abstract is from the back of the book.
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9781456558482

The Changers: Book Two: Our Obligation to the Future

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Book, Daniels, Ezra Clayton
Date: 
2003
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2 of 2
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"Two young men from an apexed Human society in the distant future are sent back in time to the 21st Century to catalyze a leap in Human evolution. When a mutated 'visitor' form this Altered Future is sent back on behalf of his people to formally thank them, the events that follow and the things they learn about this new future of 'higher cultural potential' convince one of the men that their Mission will be a success, and the other that it will be a failure."
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English
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Love

Catalog Number: 
z.17
Date: 
2004
Volume: 
Vol. 3
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This is the third volume of comics put out by Matt Fagan, also the author of Meniscus. Love follows the relationship between Pokie (a fun loving punk rocker) and his boyfriend of 8 years, Jack (the more realistic, down to earth musician). Experiencing the normal ups and downs of life, they help each other celebrate the good times, and fight through the rough ones. But of course ridiculous adventures always seem to just sort of happen in this world of theirs, and although there was some crazy stuff in the two previous issues, I think this most recent release brings about the strangest accounts. I mean, when your neighbors turn out to be aliens, there&rsquo;s weird shit going on. So, if you&rsquo;re looking for that feel-good zine of the month, try Love. It&rsquo;s got cool characters, peculiar sub-plots, and occasional man on man action. Half size, 44 pages. <br />
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eng
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