With A Heart Like That

With A Heart Like That

Don Thompson

Art / Nonfiction / Economics

Christian devotional poems without (I hope) any taint of religion....Starfire lives in a wold where dragons and dragonriders are everywhere. She ran away from home when she was little, due to bad living situations and she lost her dragon when she was nine. She was then cursed for eternity. And then a boy shows up, and he appears to be her dragonrider. She doesn't even know if that's possible, because of the fact that she used to be human. Ride along over the clouds with Starfire as she tries to reverse the curse, running through labyrinths to get to the cure.. . .
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The Telenizer

The Telenizer

Don Thompson

Art / Nonfiction / Economics

Don Thompson was a fan who worked most of his life as a professional journalist. He was also active in comic book fandom. He was married to Margaret (Maggie) Curtis Thompson, whose mother was SF author Betsy Curtis. Don and Maggie met in June, 1957, at a SF picnic at the home of SF author Basil Wells; they were married in June, 1962. He is often confused with Don C. Thompson, one of the several other Don Thompsons in fandom, who co-chaired Denvention Two with Suzanne Carnival. He and Dick Lupoff co-edited two collections of articles on comic books: All in Color for a Dime (1970) and The Comic-Book Book (1973). Don contributed chapters to both books. He published Rainy Days with Maggie Thompson.
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The Orange Balloon Dog

The Orange Balloon Dog

Don Thompson

Art / Nonfiction / Economics

'Thought provoking.' Richard Morrison, The TimesWithin forty-eight hours in the autumn of 2014, buyers in the Sotheby's and Christie's New York auction houses spent $1.7 billion on contemporary art. In The Orange Balloon Dog, economist and bestselling author Don Thompson cites this and other fascinating examples to explore the sometimes baffling activities of the high-end contemporary art market. He examines what is at play in the exchange of vast amounts of money and what nudges buyers, even on the subconscious level, to imbue a creation with such high commercial value. Thompson analyses the behaviours of buyers and sellers and delves into the competitions that define and alter the value of art in today's international market, from New York to London, Singapore to Beijing. Take heed if your fortunes are tied up in stainless steel balloon dogs – Thompson also warns of a looming bust of the contemporary art price balloon.
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