D. J. MacHale
Donald James "D. J." MacHale is an American writer and executive producer. He has been affiliated with shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Flight 29 Down and Seasonal Differences. MacHale is the author of the popular young adult book series and Morpheus Road. Donald James MacHale was born on March 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse, in between playing football and running track. Upon graduation, MacHale graduated with a BFA in film production, he never enjoyed writing until college. MacHale won the CableACE Award for his series Chris Cross and the Gemini Award for Are you Afraid of the Dark? ABC Afterschool Special Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Cutter's Treasure The Tale of the Dangerous Soup Tower of Terror' Flight 29 Down Seasonal Differences Ghostwriter Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space East of the Sun and West of the Moon Chris Cross The Guide to the Territories of Halla,: provides information about The Pendragon Adventure book series up to book five, Black Water including the era, land mass, events and recreation.
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Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster, Inc. a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster was publishing 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints. In 1924, Richard Simon's aunt, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, asked whether there was a book of New York World crossword puzzles, which were popular at the time. After discovering that none had been published and Max Schuster decided to launch a company to exploit the opportunity. At the time, Simon was a piano salesman and Schuster was editor of an automotive trade magazine, they pooled US$8,000, equivalent to $117 thousand today, to start a company that published crossword puzzles. The new publishing house used "fad" publishing to publish books that exploited current fads and trends. Simon called this "planned publishing". Instead of signing authors with a planned manuscript, they came up with their own ideas, hired writers to carry them out. In the 1930s, the publisher moved to what has been referred to as "Publisher's Row" on Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York.
In 1939, Simon & Schuster financially backed Robert Fair de Graff to found Pocket Books, America's first paperback publisher. In 1942, Simon & Schuster and Western Printing launched the Little Golden Books series in cooperation with the Artists and Writers Guild. In 1944, Marshall Field III, owner of the Chicago Sun, purchased Pocket Books; the company was sold back to Schuster following his death. In the 1950s and 1960s, many publishers including Simon & Schuster turned toward educational publishing due to the baby boom market. Pocket Books focused on paperbacks for the educational market instead of textbooks and started the Washington Square Press imprint in 1959. By 1964 it had published over 200 titles and was expected to put out another 400 by the end of that year. Books published under the imprint included classic reprints such as Lorna Doone, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Robinson Crusoe. In 1966, Max Schuster sold his half of Simon & Schuster to Leon Shimkin. Shimkin merged Simon & Schuster with Pocket Books under the name of Simon & Schuster.
In 1968, editor-in-chief Robert Gottlieb, who worked at Simon & Schuster since 1955 and edited several bestsellers including Joseph Heller's Catch-22, left abruptly to work at competitor Knopf, taking other influential S&S employees, Nina Bourne, Tony Schulte. In 1979, Richard Snyder was named CEO of the company. Over the next several years he would help grow the company substantially. After the 1983 death of Charles Bluhdorn, head of Gulf+Western who acquired Simon in Schuster in 1976, the company made the decision to diversify. Bluhdorn's successor Martin Davis told The New York Times, "Society was undergoing dramatic changes, so that there was a greater need for textbooks and educational information. We saw the opportunity to diversify into those areas, which are more stable and more profitable than trade publishing."In 1984, Simon & Schuster with CEO Richard E. Snyder acquired Esquire Corporation, buying everything but the magazine for $180 million. Prentice Hall was brought into the company fold in 1985 for over $700 million and was viewed by some executives to be a catalyst for change for the company as a whole.
This acquisition was followed by Silver Burdett in 1986, mapmaker Gousha in 1987 and Charles E. Simon in 1988. Part of the acquisition included educational publisher Allyn & Bacon which, according to editor and chief Michael Korda, became the "nucleus of S&S's educational and informational business." Three California educational companies were purchased between 1988 and 1990—Quercus, Fearon Education and Janus Book Publishers. In all, Simon & Schuster spent more than $1 billion in acquisitions between 1983 and 1991. In the 1980s, Snyder made an unsuccessful bid toward video publishing, believed to have led to the company's success in the audio book business. Snyder was dismayed to realize that Simon & Schuster did not own the video rights to Jane Fonda's Workout Book, a huge bestseller at the time, that the video company producing the VHS was making more money on the video; this prompted Snyder to ask editors to obtain video rights for every new book. Agents were reluctant to give these up—which meant the S&S Video division never took off.
According to Korda, the audio rights expanded into the audio division which by the 1990s would be a major business for Simon & Schuster. In 1989, Gulf and Western Inc. owner of Simon & Schuster, changed its name to Paramount Communications Inc. In 1990, The New York Times described Simon & Schuster as the largest book publisher in the United States with sales of $1.3 billion the previous year. That same year, Schuster acquired the children's publisher Green Tiger Press. In 1994, was fired from S&S and was replaced by the company's president and chief operating officer Jonathan Newcomb; that year, Paramount was sold to Viacom. In 1998, Viacom sold Simon & Schuster's educational operations, including Prentice Hall and Macmillan, to Pearson PLC, the global publisher and owner of Penguin and the Financial Times; the professional and reference operations were sold to Hicks Muse Furst. In 2002, Simon & Schuster acquired its Canadian distributor Distican. Simon & Schuster began publishing in Canada in 2013.
At the end of 2005, Viacom split into two companies: CBS Corporation, the other retaining the Viacom name. In 2005, Simon & Schuster acquired Strebor Books International, founded in 1999 by author Kristina Laferne Roberts, who has written under the pseudonym "Zane." A year in 2006, Simon & Schuster launched the conservative imprint Threshold Editions. In 2009, Simon & Schuster
The Never War
The Never War is a book in the Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale. In this book, the main character, Robert "Bobby" Pendragon follows the antagonist, Saint Dane, to a territory called First Earth, Earth in the year 1937. Bobby Pendragon and Vo Spader, the Traveler from Cloral, arrive on Veelox a few weeks after the death of Bobby's uncle, Press Tilton, only to figure out from Aja Killian, the Traveler from Veelox, that Saint Dane went to First Earth, they flume there to be greeted by bullets from gangsters. They met the First Earth Traveler, who saved them from the gangsters, he is a bell captain at the Manhattan Tower Hotel named Vincent Van Dyke, nicknamed "Gunny". Bobby and Spader become employed as bellhops there, investigate the ties between First Earth's Turning Point, rival crime godfathers Max Rose and Winn Farrow, the Nazi party; the critical connection is revealed to be the Hindenburg zeppelin. To understand its significance and Gunny visit Third Earth, in the 51st Century; the Traveler of Third Earth, accesses a computer that predicts the future in which they save the Hindenburg: industrial spies working for Max would lead to the Nazis developing an atomic bomb and disastrously winning World War Two.
Bobby and Gunny return to First Earth, only to find that Spader and Rose have gone ahead, seeking to stop Winn Farrow from shooting a firework rocket into Hindenburg. Bobby was flown to the LZ-129's launch site by a female aeroplane pilot called Nancy Olsen, his friend and client at the hotel. Once parachuting from the aeroplane, Bobby tracks down Max and Spader, who are seconds from departing to meet Max's airship arrival. Bobby accompanies them, with Third Earth foresight, manages to save the entire entourage's lives. While on Third Earth, the young Traveler learns that Max Rose was destined to die on the same highway, on the same day, after crashing into a motorcycle cop. With Max unconscious and Spader, convinced stopping the Hindenburg will save First Earth, heading for the airfield, Bobby uses Max's car to follow them. Spader, tries to stop the rocket from launching. Spader is stopped by Winn Farrow. Spader begs Bobby to save the Hindenburg. Looking up, Bobby sees the faces of those who will die in the explosion and is reluctant to let them die.
Gunny again intervenes, holding him until the zeppelin burns. After the whole incident is over, Bobby is upset that Spader's emotions nearly got the better of him which lead to the destruction on all three earth territories. Bobby tells Spader to return to Cloral. Full of angst over his role in the tragedy, Bobby returns to his home on Second Earth for a pause in his Travels. After a week, he receives a call from Gunny, meets him back at Bobby's old house a few hours later. Gunny arrives in a limousine with an elderly man claiming to know Bobby's great grandfather, explains how Uncle Press had died, describing how an accomplice persuaded Tony, the gangster's partner, into shooting a Tommy Gun into the flume, he states that he never fired a bullet. He gives Bobby his Traveler ring which the gangster took from him on First Earth. Bobby thanks the gangster, he and Gunny accompany the gangster down town to the flume; this is. Robert "Bobby" Pendragon - Bobby is the main character of the story and is the Traveler from Second Earth.
He goes to First Earth after his victory over Saint Dane on Cloral, Vo Spader - The Traveler from Cloral, as well as Bobby's friend and ally. However, his hatred for Saint Dane results in a victory for Saint Dane in First Earth. Saint Dane - The story's antagonist. A six-half foot-tall demon shapeshifter, he takes the form of quite a few people, including a spy, Max Rose's girlfriend Esther Amaden, most a raven. Vincent "Gunny" Van Dyke - The Traveler from First Earth, he is the bell captain of the Manhattan Tower Hotel. This is our first encounter with Gunny, he is the reason that First Earth was saved, by holding back Bobby when he tried to kick over the rocket. Gunny got his name because he couldn't fire a gun, no matter how hard he tried. Maximillian Rose - A ruthless gangster who operates a spy ring out of the Manhattan Tower Hotel. Among his many criminal enterprises, he sells government secrets to the highest bidder, whether friend or foe, he dies trying to save all of his money, in the form of diamonds and valuable art, that were aboard the Hindenburg.
Nancy "Jinx" Olsen - A pilot for the Coast Guard who longs for adventure and finds it when Bobby asks her to fly to where the Hindenburg will be docking. Jinx's dream is flight, but the misogynistic Coast Guard has made her their poster girl, who goes around to conferences and talks to people about being a pilot; when Bobby says he must reach the Hindenburg's docking site, she has been grounded from flying by the Coast Guard, but she sees how important it is for Bobby, does it anyway. Winn Farrow - He is the nemesis of Max Rose who would stop at nothing to destroy Rose and his criminal empire, he hates Max because Max has become wealthy, whereas Winn's own, more reckless actions made him resort to living in an abandoned slaughterhouse in the Meatpacking District of New York and hiring gangsters to do his bidding. He is responsible for the blowing up of the LZ-129, for which he used a rocket. Aja Killian - The Traveler from Veelox, she is the one who showed Bobby and Spader that Saint Dane flumed to First Earth from Veelox
A hologram is an image that appears to be three dimensional and which can be seen with the naked eye. Holography is the practice of making holograms. A hologram is a photographic recording of a light field, rather than an image formed by a lens; the holographic medium, i.e. the object produced by a holographic process is unintelligible when viewed under diffuse ambient light. It is an encoding of the light field as an interference pattern of variations in the opacity, density, or surface profile of the photographic medium; when suitably lit, the interference pattern diffracts the light into an accurate reproduction of the original light field, the objects that were in it exhibit visual depth cues such as parallax and perspective that change realistically with the relative position of the observer. That is, the view of the image from different angles represents the subject viewed from similar angles. In its pure form, holography requires the use of laser light for illuminating the subject and for viewing the finished hologram.
A microscopic level of detail throughout the recorded scene can be reproduced. In common practice, major image quality compromises are made to eliminate the need for laser illumination to view the hologram, in some cases, to make it. Holographic portraiture resorts to a non-holographic intermediate imaging procedure, to avoid the hazardous high-powered pulsed lasers otherwise needed to optically "freeze" moving subjects as as the motion-intolerant holographic recording process requires. Holograms can now be computer-generated to show objects or scenes that never existed. Holography is distinct from lenticular and other earlier autostereoscopic 3D display technologies, which can produce superficially similar results but are based on conventional lens imaging. Images requiring the aid of special glasses or other intermediate optics, stage illusions such as Pepper's Ghost and other unusual, baffling, or magical images are incorrectly called holograms; the Hungarian-British physicist Dennis Gabor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971 "for his invention and development of the holographic method".
His work, done in the late 1940s, was built on pioneering work in the field of X-ray microscopy by other scientists including Mieczysław Wolfke in 1920 and William Lawrence Bragg in 1939. The discovery was an unexpected result of research into improving electron microscopes at the British Thomson-Houston Company in Rugby and the company filed a patent in December 1947; the technique as invented is still used in electron microscopy, where it is known as electron holography, but optical holography did not advance until the development of the laser in 1960. The word holography comes from the Greek words ὅλος and γραφή; the development of the laser enabled the first practical optical holograms that recorded 3D objects to be made in 1962 by Yuri Denisyuk in the Soviet Union and by Emmett Leith and Juris Upatnieks at the University of Michigan, USA. Early holograms used silver halide photographic emulsions as the recording medium, they were not efficient as the produced grating absorbed much of the incident light.
Various methods of converting the variation in transmission to a variation in refractive index were developed which enabled much more efficient holograms to be produced. Several types of holograms can be made. Transmission holograms, such as those produced by Leith and Upatnieks, are viewed by shining laser light through them and looking at the reconstructed image from the side of the hologram opposite the source. A refinement, the "rainbow transmission" hologram, allows more convenient illumination by white light rather than by lasers. Rainbow holograms are used for security and authentication, for example, on credit cards and product packaging. Another kind of common hologram, the reflection or Denisyuk hologram, can be viewed using a white-light illumination source on the same side of the hologram as the viewer and is the type of hologram seen in holographic displays, they are capable of multicolour-image reproduction. Specular holography is a related technique for making three-dimensional images by controlling the motion of specularities on a two-dimensional surface.
It works by reflectively or refractively manipulating bundles of light rays, whereas Gabor-style holography works by diffractively reconstructing wavefronts. Most holograms produced are of static objects but systems for displaying changing scenes on a holographic volumetric display are now being developed. Holograms can be used to store and process information optically. In its early days, holography required high-power expensive lasers, but nowadays, mass-produced low-cost semi-conductor or diode lasers, such as those found in millions of DVD recorders and used in other common applications, can be used to make holograms and have made holography much more accessible to low-budget researchers and dedicated hobbyists, it was thought that it would be possible to use X-rays to make holograms of small objects and view them using visible light. Today, holograms with x-rays are generated by using synchrotrons or x-ray free-electron lasers as radiation sources and pixelated detectors such as CCDs as recording medium.
The reconstruction is retrieved via computation. Due to the shorter wavelength of x-rays compared to visible light, this approach allows imaging objects with higher spatial resolution; as free-electron lasers can provide ultrashort and x-ray pulses in the range of femtoseconds which are intense and coherent, x-ray holography
Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space
Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space known as Pendragon, is a series of ten young-adult science fiction and fantasy novels by American author D. J. MacHale, published from 2002 to 2009; the series chronicles the adventures of Bobby Pendragon, an American teenager who discovers that he must travel through time and space to prevent the destruction of the ten "territories": critical locations throughout the universe. The series has sold over a million copies; each book deals with the battle over a particular territory, fought by Bobby's side against the forces of Saint Dane, a shapeshifting demon, who exploits a decisive turning point for the local people of each territory. At this turning point, Saint Dane steps in to guide the territory towards utter chaos, with Bobby and his allies attempting to stop his efforts; the novels use a first-person perspective through Bobby's handwritten journal entries, in which he recounts the events of his adventures to his loyal friends back home, Courtney Chetwynde and Mark Dimond, as well as a third-person narrative to tell the stories of characters other than Bobby—often and Mark themselves.
Each book of the series alternates between these two narrative perspectives. The first five books in the series, The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water were published in paperback by Aladdin Paperbacks. In 2004, Black Water made The New York Times' weekly nationwide top-ten list in the category "Children's Paperback Books," and a month for the first time, the series as a whole ranked in the category of "Children's Best Sellers: Series." The remaining five books, The Rivers of Zadaa, The Quillian Games, The Pilgrims of Rayne, Raven Rise, The Soldiers of Halla were all published in hardback by Simon & Schuster. As of 2011, all books have been released in both formats. A graphic novelization of The Merchant of Death was released around the time of the ninth book; the tenth and final novel, The Soldiers of Halla, was released on May 12, 2009. A prequel trilogy created by MacHale but authored by other writers has been published, collectively called Pendragon: Before the War.
Robert "Bobby" Pendragon is an everyday athletic junior high school student from Stony Brook, located in the greater New York metropolitan area. Bobby's Uncle Press reveals that he will train Bobby to become one of the "Travelers": wormhole-journeying young warriors from a variety of different planets and cultures, who are tasked with stopping or reversing the destruction being caused by the demon Saint Dane. Saint Dane plans to destroy "what separates order from chaos"—the fabric and structure of the universe, known as "Halla"—so that he can rebuild it according to his own twisted design. Uncle Press, the lead Traveler, introduces Bobby to the "flumes," enchanted tubes used by Travelers to journey among the ten "territories", which are eventful locations and time-periods in the universe. Press explains that Bobby is a resident and designated Traveler of the territory known as "Second Earth," which means planet Earth during the early 2000s. Most of the novels in the series are structured around a similar basic conflict: as one of Halla's ten territories reaches a crucial turning point, in which its people must make a critical global decision for their future, Saint Dane arrives, hoping to lead the people towards self-destruction through cultural homogenization, social inequality and totalitarianism.
Bobby must travel to each threatened territory to thwart Saint Dane's plans, sending journals back home to be received and kept safe by his best friends, Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde, who become sometimes involved with the action and are deemed Bobby's "acolytes": personal helpers and record-keepers along Bobby's journey. There is one Traveler from each territory, Bobby cooperates with all ten along his journey. Throughout the series, Saint Dane confronts Bobby and asks him to join his side, but Bobby refuses. Bobby soon realizes his central role in the battle for Halla: that he is to replace his uncle as the lead Traveler, pursuing Saint Dane and helping to guide the territories back toward stability with the assistance of the other Travelers, their acolytes, further allies; the turning points of the ten territories, in order, occur on: the medieval wilds of Denduron. Along his journeys, Bobby learns martial arts, sometimes dueling with Saint Dane one-on-one. Bobby comes to respect the diverse peoples of Halla, who wildly differ in their social structures, philosophies and other cultural aspects.
He has to adapt to each territory's environment in order to be ready to confront Saint Dane at a moment's notice. Bobby learns the nature of what it means to be a Traveler, first hinted at when Saint Dane confusingly begins referring to the Travelers as "illusions." Saint Dane's long-term strategy eventually surfaces, centering on a mysterious event called "the Convergence," in which the territories' turning points all begin to coincide causing an e
The Rivers of Zadaa
The Rivers of Zadaa is the sixth novel in the Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale; this story takes place on a territory called Zadaa. There will be two main tribes here: the Batu; the Rokador live in tunnels underground and are fair-skinned, while the Batu are dark-skinned and live in a sunbathed city called Xhaxhu in the desert. For years, the Rokador have relied on the Batu to protect them from other savage tribes on Zadaa, the Batu have relied on the Rokador to provide them with water, but the Rokador seem to be holding back the water. As in the other Pendragon books, this book covers Bobby's adventures and those of Mark and Courtney, his friends on Second Earth. Bobby's adventures are chronicled as an epistolary novel and those of his friends in the third-person narrative; the story starts after Bobby Pendragon has spoken with Loor, who explains to him, the lead Traveler and main character, the situation on Zadaa, introduces Bobby to her sister and her acolyte Saangi and her friends and Teek.
Soon afterwards, Saint Dane, disguised as a Batu warrior, beats Bobby up with a wooden staff. Bobby is killed but is rescued by Pelle a Zinj, the kind prince, recovers in a Batu hospital. After Bobby has recovered, he decides to start training to be a warrior. Alder, the Traveler from Denduron, joins Saangi to help train him. For 3 weeks, Bobby works hard in a deserted training camp. At the end of the 3 weeks, they all celebrate his successful training but are interrupted by an attack by a group of Rokador, who shoots Bokka with several arrows and flees; as Bokka dies, he gives Bobby and Loor a map to the underground city Kidik, tell them that Saint Dane is there. Loor and Bobby decide to attend the Batu Festival of Azhra first, because Pelle a Zinj has invited them personally. At the festival, Pelle a Zinj is killed by a Rokador. After this, it rains; this convinces the Batu that the Rokador are indeed holding back the water and they start making preparations for war. Meanwhile and Loor begin their journey to the city of Kidik.
There, they find an underground ocean of fresh water. They take a boat across this, arriving on an island where Saint Dane finds them and puts them in a prison-like room. Bobby and Loor escape and learn that after an epidemic virus had killed most of the Rokador, Saint Dane was able to convince the survivors to attack the Batu; the plan was to hold back the water. Saangi and Alder join Loor; as the Rokador prepare to flood the underground, the protagonists foil their plans by flooding it prematurely to the ruin of both tribes. Rather than abandon one another, warriors of both tribes co-operate to escape the flood; the heroes escape from the floods by riding a'dygo', the machine that the Rokador use for making tunnels. All the water shoots out from the underground and creates a river which flows by the city of Xhaxhu, providing water for both people. Bobby returns to Loor's house, where he attempts to share a kiss with her, she refuses him, arguing that to become lovebirds would distract them from their purpose of preventing the destruction of Halla.
Bobby accepts this without complaint. Bobby goes back to the flume to try to return to Second Earth, whereupon Saint Dane comes out of the flume in a fury and kills Loor with a sword, he tries to kill Bobby, but Bobby uses his training to disarm him. Bobby raises the same sword that killed Loor as Saint Dane jumped on top of him, impaling him in a way that should have killed him. However, Saint Dane disappears and reappears at the entrance to the flume, proving the suggestion given in earlier books that he cannot be killed. Saint Dane travels to a territory called Quillan. Bobby goes back to Loor, his own desire that she lives rather than dies appears to resurrect or revive her, in that her wound closes of its own accord while she resumes full faculty and mobility. Moments Bobby gets a message from Quillan from people named Veego and LaBerge; the final journal ends with him writing his record in what is revealed to be the residence of those who sent him the message. The story begins when Mark and Courtney have realized that they have accidentally destroyed the flume to Eelong trying to help Bobby.
Courtney therefore becomes depressed and stops coming to school. She decides to go to summer school for six weeks in order to recover, so that Mark is left to read Bobby's journals alone. Throughout the summer, Mark collects Bobby's journals and reads them, begins to have conversations with Andy Mitchell, the former school bully. Mark soon realizes that Mitchell is an adept in mathematics and became a bully for having been a misfit. Mark and Mitchell become friends. At her summer school, Courtney meets a boy named Whitney Wilcox, whom she befriends and of whom she begins to entertain romantic thoughts. Before long, he invites her out for pizza. En route, she is struck down by a black car. From the car emerges Whitney, here revealed to be Saint Dane. Looking upon Courtney, he remarks cryptically "I give, I take away" and departs in the form of a raven; as Courtney loses consciousness as a result of her injuries, she sends a cellphone message to Mark, who upon inferring that she is in danger convinces Andy Mitchell to drive him to Courtney's summer school.
There they find Courtney, badly injured and unconscious. They call the local hurry Courtney to the hospital. Courtney begins to recover. In the last scene of the book, C
The Quillan Games
The Quillan Games is the seventh book in D. J. Machale's Pendragon book series; the book takes place after The Rivers of Zadaa and was released on May 16, 2006 in Canada and the US. It was released on November 16, 2006 in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and in other countries; the story takes place on a territory called Quillan, in the city of Rune, whose population live dreary lives under the rule of the megacorporation'Blok'. Many people gamble on the eponymous games in hope of a better life; the games' celebrity players are called'challengers', kill each other during the competition. Like the other Pendragon books, The Quillan Games follows protagonist Bobby Pendragon's adventures on Quillan, while showing his friends Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde on their home territory of Second Earth. Upon arrival on Quillan, Bobby witnesses a fellow Traveler die in the games, he is befriended by another Traveler, Nevva Winter, who explains the social situation. Subsequently, antagonist Saint Dane offers a'secret' of the Travelers to Bobby, in exchange for Bobby's participation in the Grand X, an upcoming series of games.
Bobby refuses. Before this competition, Bobby learns that LaBerge and Veego originated the territory of Veelox, but were taken to Quillan by Saint Dane, shown Eelong and Zadaa from which they derive the games' structure. Bobby wins the game and the support of the people, who revolt against Blok. Pop' to the dados, who suppress the rebellion. In leaving Quillan, Bobby encounters Nevva's mother, Elli Winter, who assumes the position of Traveler. Courtney recovers from near-fatal injuries inflicted by Saint Dane, while Mark studies science with Andy Mitchell, a former school bully, with whom he invents "Forge", a mechanized polymer capable of assuming geometric shapes on command. En route to witness the display thereof in Florida, Mark's parents are killed by the collapse of their aircraft, Mark flees to another territory. Courtney, investigating this, discovers Saint Dane, who identifies Andy Mitchell as an alter-ego of his own, returns her to Second Earth. There,Courtney discovers a lifelike robotic cat, an unusually-advanced computer.
When Bobby returns to Second Earth, he and Courtney discover these technologies trademarked'Dimond Alpha Digital Organization'. Suspecting this name to derive from Mark's own, they realize that the initials spell the word DADO, the name of the robot police on Quillan. Hoping to discover the precise changes made in Earth's history, they embark for Third Earth, concluding the book.""'Characters in "The Quillan Games""'" Bobby Pendragon: Pendragon s the lead Traveler from Second Earth. He becomes a member of the revival and becomes Challenger Red in this book. Saint Dane: Saint Dane is the antagonist of the story, he said to Bobby if he competed in the Quillan Games, he will tell him the truth about the Travelers. He acted as a Blok Trustee Mr. Kayto, Challenger Green a competitor who competed in the Quillan Games. At the end of the book he revealed a mysterious event he called "The Convergence". Nevva Winter: Nevva is the biological daughter of Elli Winter, she pretends to be Traveler but she betrays them after Nevva had destroy Mr. Pop.
She works for Blok but was a member of the revival. Elli Winter: Elli is the biological mother of Nevva Winter, she has took her place as a Traveler. Just like Bobby and Nevva, she works both for the Revival. Mark Dimond: Mark is an acolyte of Bobby Pendragon on Second Earth. In this book Mark created. Mark had run away from Second Earth in the end of the Quillan Games. Courtney Chetwynde: Courtney is an acolyte of Bobby in Second Earth, she came back home after her accident with Whitney Wilcox in the book "The Rivers of Zadaa". Veego: She is the co- host of the Quillan Games, she has a gruff attitude over Bobby. Veego was from Veelox, but was brought to Quillan, after Saint Dane in the form of Mr. Kayto arrived on Veelox. LaBerge: He is the co- host of the Quillan Games alongside with his sister Veego, he was the one. LaBerge was a former phader in Veelox, was brought to Quillan, when Saint Dane came in the form of Mr. Kayto, he enjoys clowns, playing a toy called Runkle, eating a carrot known as Tribbun.
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