Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: The Great Race
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force. A virtual space race against teams from other countries will be a blast for the Net Force Explorers, but someone will go to any extreme to sabotage the race—even murder... Official website McCay, Bill. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: The Great Race. Berkley Publishing Group. McCay, Bill Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: The Great Race. Berkley Publishing Group, 2000
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Safe House
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force. To save a prominent scientist and his son, the Net Force Explorers embark on a terrifying virtual hunt for their enemies—before it's too late... Official website Duane, Diane. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Safe House. Berkley Publishing Group. Duane, Diane. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Safe House.. Berkley Publishing Group, 2000
Young adult fiction
Young adult fiction is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers half of YA readers are adults; the subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the experience of the protagonist. The genres available in YA include most of those found in adult fiction. Common themes related to YA include: friendship, first love and identity. Stories that focus on the specific challenges of youth are sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming-of-age novels. Young adult fiction was developed to soften the transition between children's novels and adult literature; the history of young adult literature is tied to the history of how childhood and young adulthood has been perceived. One early writer to recognize young adults as a distinct group was Sarah Trimmer, who, in 1802, described "young adulthood" as lasting from ages 14 to 21. In her children's literature periodical, The Guardian of Education, Trimmer introduced the terms "Books for Children" and "Books for Young Persons", establishing terms of reference for young adult literature that still remains in use.
Nineteenth century literature presents several early works, that appealed to young readers, though not written for them, including The Swiss Family Robinson, Walter Scott's Waverley, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Dickens' Great Expectations, Alice in Wonderland, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner. In the 1950s, two influential adult novels, The Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies, which were not marketed to adolescents, still attracted the attention of the adolescent demographic; the modern classification of young-adult fiction originated during the 1950s and 1960s after the publication of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders; the novel features a truer, darker side of adolescent life, not represented in works of fiction of the time, was the first novel published marketed for young adults as Hinton was one when she wrote it.
Written during high-school and published when Hinton was only 17, The Outsiders lacked the nostalgic tone common in books about adolescents written by adults. The Outsiders remains one of the best-selling young adult novels of all time; the 1960s became the era "when the'under 30' generation became a subject of popular concern, research on adolescence began to emerge. It was the decade when literature for adolescents could be said to have come into its own"; this increased the new idea of adolescent authors. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, what has come to be known as the "fab five" were published: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiography of the early years of American poet Maya Angelou; the works of Angelou and Plath were not written for young readers. As publishers began to focus on the emerging adolescent market and libraries began creating young adult sections distinct from children's literature and novels written for adults; the 1970s to the mid-1980s have been described as the golden age of young-adult fiction, when challenging novels began speaking directly to the interests of the identified adolescent market.
In the 1980s, young adult literature began pushing the envelope in terms of the subject matter, considered appropriate for their audience: Books dealing with topics such as rape, parental death, murder, deemed taboo, saw significant critical and commercial success. A flip-side of this trend was a strong revived interest in the romance novel, including young adult romance. With an increase in number of teenagers the genre "matured and came into its own, with the better written, more serious, more varied young adult books published during the last two decades"; the first novel in J. K. Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997; the series was praised for its complexity and maturity, attracted a wide adult audience. While not technically YA, its success led many to see Harry Potter and its author, J. K. Rowling, as responsible for a resurgence of young adult literature, re-established the pre-eminent role of speculative fiction in the field, a trend further solidified by The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
The end of the decade saw a number of awards appear such as the Michael L. Printz Award and Alex Awards, designed to recognize excellence in writing for young adult audiences; the category of young adult fiction continues to expand into other media and genres: graphic novels/manga, light novels, mystery fiction, romance novels, subcategories such as cyberpunk, techno-thrillers, contemporary Christian fiction. Many young adult novels feature coming-of-age stories; these feature adolescents beginning to transform into adults, working through personal problems, learning to take responsibility for their actions. YA serves many literary purposes, it provides a pleasurable reading experience for young people, emphasizing real life experiences and
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force. A game of hide-and-seek on the web pits the Net Force Explorers against the CIA... Duane, Diane. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger. Berkley Publishing Group. Duane, Diane. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger.. Berkley Publishing Group, 2002
Jack Ryan (character)
John Patrick Ryan, Sr. is a fictional character created by author Tom Clancy and featured in his Ryanverse novels, which have topped the New York Times bestseller list over 30 years. Since Clancy’s death in 2013, four other authors have continued the Ryan franchise and its other connecting series with the approval of the Clancy family estate: Mark Greaney, Grant Blackwood, Mike Maden, Marc Cameron; the son of a Baltimore police detective and a nurse, Jack Ryan is a former U. S. Marine and stockbroker who becomes a civilian history professor at the United States Naval Academy. Ryan joins the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst and occasional field officer leaving it as Deputy Director, he served as National Security Advisor and Vice President before becoming President of the United States following a terrorist attack on the United States Capitol. Ryan went on to serve two non-consecutive terms and dealt with international crises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Jack Ryan has been portrayed in Clancy’s film adaptations of four of his novels by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck.
In 2014, a reboot of the film series, titled Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starred Chris Pine. The Jack Ryan film series have an unadjusted worldwide gross revenue of $788.4 million to date, making it the 57th highest-grossing film series. John Krasinski is the latest actor to play Ryan, in the Amazon Prime web television series of the same name, which premiered on August 30, 2018. Ryan was born to an Irish Catholic family in Maryland, his father, Emmet William Ryan, was a Baltimore Police Department homicide lieutenant and World War II veteran. The elder Ryan had served with the U. S. Army's 101st Airborne Division at the Battle of the Bulge in western Europe, his mother, Catherine Burke Ryan, was a nurse. Without Remorse mentioned. After graduating from Loyola High School, a Roman Catholic Jesuit prep school in Towson, Maryland in suburban Baltimore County, Ryan attended Boston College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps.
While waiting for the Corps to assign him, he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. After officer training at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, he went on to serve as a Marine infantry platoon leader. However, his military career was cut short at the age of 23 when his platoon's helicopter, a CH-46 Sea Knight, crashed during a North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise over the Greek island of Crete; the crash badly injured Ryan's back. U. S. Navy surgeons at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland inadequately repaired his back; this led to a lengthy recovery process after which, complete with a permanent disability and wearing a back brace, he left the Marines. He passed his stockbroker's exam and took a position with Wall Street investment firm Merrill Lynch's Baltimore office, his parents died in a plane crash at Chicago Midway International Airport 19 months after his crash in Crete. He developed a fear of flying; the film version of The Hunt for Red October changed his education background to being a 1972 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, 20 miles south of Baltimore in the state capital.
In the 2018 Amazon Prime series, Ryan's Ph. D. is in economics rather than history. While managing clients' portfolios, Ryan began to invest his own money, banking on a tip he had received from an uncle about the workers' takeover of the Chicago and North Western Railway, making about $6 million off his $100,000 initial investment, he did so well that one of Merrill Lynch's senior vice presidents, Joe Muller, came to Baltimore to have dinner with him, with the objective of inviting him to the firm's New York City headquarters near Wall Street. Present is Muller's daughter Caroline, nicknamed Cathy a senior medical student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, they fall in love and get engaged. One night, while having dinner with his fiancée, Ryan throws out his back. Cathy takes him directly to Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz, professor of neurosurgery at famed Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, to be evaluated. Rabinowitz operates on Ryan's back and cures his chronic pain in short order.
Ryan subsequently persuades the government to terminate his disability checks. Cathy becomes an ophthalmic surgeon at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins. After creating a net worth of $8 million, Ryan left the firm after four years and enrolled at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. for six doctoral courses in history. He does a brief stint at the Center for Strategic and International Studies accepts a position at the U. S. Naval Academy as a civilian professor of history. In addition, he has written books on naval history: Options and Decisions, Doomed Eagles, Fighting Sailor, a biography of World War II Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, in which he justifies Halsey's actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Following a recommendation from Father Tim O'Riley, a Jesuit priest and professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. to a Central Intelligence Agency contact, Ryan was asked to work as a consultant for the agency, although employed by the MITRE Corporation.
He agreed and spent several months at agency headquarters in Langley, where he wrote a paper entitled "Agents and Agencies
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: High Wire
Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force. The only ring Net Force Explorer Andy Moore finds in a virtual circus is a black market ring—in high-tech weapons software and hardware... Official website Odom, Mel. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: High Wire. Berkley Publishing Group. Odom, Mel. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: High Wire. Berkley Publishing Group, 2000
Russell Davis (writer)
Russell Davis is an American author born in Missouri. His publications include 30 short stories. Davis, who writes in many genres, was the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 2008–2010, a member of the Western Writers of America, he has worked as an editor and book packager. Davis has written for publication under the names David Cian, Garrett Dylan and Dylan Garrett, D. L. Lawson, Cliff Ryder, Jenna Solitaire and Christopher Tracy as well as his real name. Cliff Ryder is a house pseudonym shared by multiple writers. Cloak and Dagger with John Helfers ISBN 0-425-18303-3 Annihilation as David Cian ISBN 0-7434-7442-2 Fusion as David Cian A Gathering of Shadows ISBN 0-7434-7471-6 Touchless ISBN 1-59224-987-6 The Adventures of the Librarian: Quest for the Spear – TV movie novelization as by Christopher Tracy ISBN 1-4165-0486-9 Megawar as David Cian ISBN 1-59687-152-0 Jersey ISBN 1-4922-2329-8 Among the Room 59 spy novels published under the name Cliff Ryder, a house pseudonym shared by multiple writers, Davis takes credit for two for which he has been acknowledged under the pseudonym Garrett Dylan.
Out of Time The Ties that Bind Waltzing with the Dead ISBN 1-59224-615-X The End of All Seasons ISBN 1-4344-4171-7 Mardi Gras Madness: Tales of Terror and Mayhem in New Orleans with Martin H. Greenberg ISBN 1-58182-077-1 Apprentice Fantastic with Greenberg ISBN 0-7564-0093-7 Transformers Legends as David Cian ISBN 0-7434-9791-0 Faerie Tales with Greenberg ISBN 0-7564-0182-8 Haunted Holidays with Greenberg ISBN 0-7564-0223-9 Millennium 3001 with Greenberg ISBN 0-7564-0322-7 If I Were An Evil Overlord with Greenberg ISBN 0-7564-0384-7 Courts of the Fey with Greenberg ISBN 978-0-7564-0699-8 "Dead Tired" "One Tree Hill" "The End of Winter" "The Body Clock" "The Death of Winston Foster" "The End of Summer" "Goliath" "Fat Tuesday" "Across Hickman's Bridge to Home" "A Kiss at Midnight" "King of Thorns" "A Weapon of Flesh and Bone" with Tim Waggoner "Omega Time" "Countdown" "The Last Day of the Rest of Her Life" "The Hollywood Dilemma" "The Things She Handed Down" "Midnight at the Half-Life Café" "The Angel Chamber" "The End of Spring" "When I Look to the Sky" "Engines of Desire & Despair" "Scars Enough" "Houdini's Mirror" "An Orchid for Valdis" Official website Russell Davis at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Russell Davis at Goodreads Russell Davis at Library of Congress Authorities, with 9 catalog records Cliff Ryder, Jenna Solitaire, Christopher Tracy at LC Authorities