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1. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
2. The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The
3. Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide
4. Eclipse (En Espanol) (Con portada
5. Eclipse Bay
6. Dawn in Eclipse Bay
7. Eclipse Phase
8. Summer in Eclipse Bay
9. Total Eclipse (Weather Warden,
10. Eclipse Rich Client Platform (2nd
11. Total Eclipse of the Heart: A
12. The Short Second Life of Bree
13. Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse
14. Warriors: Power of Three #4: Eclipse
15. Eclipse
16. The Java Developer's Guide to
17. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Music
18. Eclipse Plug-ins (3rd Edition)
19. Eclipse
20. EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework

1. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
by Stephenie Meyer
Paperback: 640 Pages (2010-05-25)
list price: US$12.99 -- used & new: US$6.99
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Asin: 031608736X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The #1 New York Times bestseller is available with a striking movie tie-in cover.

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2002)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, couldn't put it down!
I <3 this book. I could not put it down. I've read it several times now. The entire series is great!!

4-0 out of 5 stars billybob24
Eclipse is one of the best books I have read. Eclipse is in the twilight series that is written by Stephanie Myer.
The back round of the book is about a 17 year girl named Bella and her VAMPIRE boyfriend's family. Bella's boy friend Edward is a vampire along with his family (of vampires) Emmet, jasper, Rosalie, Alice, Esme, and the father carsile. Bella (the mortal or human you can say) wants to become a vampire. One problem in Bella's life is that her blood smells and tastes sweet. Fortunately Edward's family can control their thirst for her blood.
The book is about Bella being the pray of a lot of vampires. She is going through this life of having tasty blood. At the end Edwards's family fights for her life.
I recommend this book for people who enjoy fantasy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must-have collector's edition
This is the best hardcover version of the Twilight series. The books are very elegant to display both in and out of the boxed cover. There is just enough of a contrast from the original artwork binding that you see in other copies, that you won't seem like an angst-ridden teenager by displaying them in your library. This is the one to get.

4-0 out of 5 stars read this book
Eclipse is one of the best books I have read. Eclipse is in the twilight series that is written by Stephanie Myer.
The back round of the book is about a 17 year girl named Bella and her VAMPIRE boyfriend's family. Bella's boy friend Edward is a vampire along with his family (of vampires) Emmet, jasper, Rosalie, Alice, Esme, and the father carsile. Bella (the mortal or human you can say) wants to become a vampire. One problem in Bella's life is that her blood smells and tastes sweet. Fortunately Edward's family can control their thirst for her blood.
The book is about Bella being the pray of a lot of vampires. She is going through this life of having tasty blood. At the end Edward's family fights for her life.
I recommend this book for people who enjoy fantasy.

3-0 out of 5 stars Yippee
I think I may have actually stumbled upon a plot.But I'm not sure yet.It's still the same old one dimensional Bella and Edward, Jacob is only slightly more interesting than a twig.Edward, who I was hoping would curl under a rock and die, has reappeared (well actually he did that in New Moon but I think I was sleeping during that part) and is creepier than ever.Now he's not simply a misogynist but he's emotionally abusive as well.Super fun!Wow, I just don't get it, I simply do not get it.

SM is still gleefully committing thesaurus rape, and yes, I'm waiting for charges to be filed, and filling the dwindling reading population with nonsensical, purple prose.The editing is so poorly done, my niece (who's thirteen) pointed out several grammatical errors.

But the silver lining in all this is I think I actually spotted a plot in this story.It only took a thousand pages to arrive at but me thinks I have spotted an actual story in there somewhere. ... Read more

2. The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
by Mark Cotta Vaz
Paperback: 144 Pages (2010-06-29)
list price: US$18.99 -- used & new: US$8.24
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Asin: 0316087378
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Explore the making of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer's fascinating world, brought to life by critically acclaimed director David Slade.

With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (25)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great information about the making of the movie
I enjoyed this book because it provides details about the making of the movie, the sets, the weather issues encountered, the actors, the costumes etc. I enjoyed the movies more, having this information. Fun read and perfect for true fans!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official I llustrated Movie Companion
Don,t watch the movie without it it answers all those who, what, where, how,questions that pop into your head when you,re watching a the movie. You will refer to it again and again. Get it you,ll see what i mean you will want movie companions for every movie after this if they are this wellb put together.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fans of Twilight will love this!
Awesome pictures with great details. This book has more information about the movie Eclipse than most would care to know. I bought it for the pictures.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Twilight -Eclipse Guide
I got the guide sooner than I expected and it was in better condition that I thought it would be...it seems brand new!Very satisfied!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best series. To date.Twilight
I think this twilight series reviews on the movies are the greatest, Please keep them coming ... Read more

3. Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide
by Ed Burnette
Paperback: 128 Pages (2005-08-12)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$5.03
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Asin: 0596100655
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Eclipse is the world's most popular IDE for Java development. And although there are plenty of large tomes that cover all the nooks and crannies of Eclipse, what you really need is a quick, handy guide to the features that are used over and over again in Java programming. You need answers to basic questions such as: Where was that menu? What does that command do again? And how can I set my classpath on a per-project basis?

This practical pocket guide gets you up to speed quickly with Eclipse. It covers basic concepts, including Views and editors, as well as features that are not commonly understood, such as Perspectives and Launch Configurations. You'll learn how to write and debug your Java code--and how to integrate that code with tools such as Ant and JUnit. You'll also get a toolbox full of tips and tricks to handle common--and sometimes unexpected--tasks that you'll run across in your Java development cycle.

Additionally, the Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide has a thorough appendix detailing all of Eclipse's important views, menus, and commands.

The Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide is just the resource you need for using Eclipse, whether it's on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Put it in your back pocket, or just throw it in your backpack. With this guide in hand, you're ready to tackle the Eclipse programming environment.

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Customer Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed.
When I decided to begin Java development, my only other IDE experience was with Visual Studio. I needed to get up to speed with Eclipse, and did not want to read a 600 - 1000 page book that teaches you every single nook and cranny about the application. This book was exactly what I needed. I wanted a fast read that showed me the "Eclipse way". I even got more than I hoped for in the form of the tips and tricks section and community chapter. The book contains a good intro to JUnit testing, which I did not expect to find in such a small book.

With this book's limited space, it takes the great approach of showing by doing. It has you write several very small programs and then walks you through the features that Eclipse offers to augment that code. While this does not apply to the Tips and Tricks section (there is just too much info to write an individual program for every page), it does give you many links for further reading and investigation.

Overall, I feel like I finished about a 300-page book in only the 2 hours it took me to finish this. I would definitely recommend this for anyone in the position of needing to pick up Eclipse IDE's basic usage very fast.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great start up guide
Eclipse has tons of options and this guide will get you typing source code within 5 minutes.

1-0 out of 5 stars Save your money
I thought this would be a handy little "tips and tricks" reference.It basically just tells you all the obvious stuff you already figured out on your own.Save your money and just use the doc from the internet.

5-0 out of 5 stars great getting started guide
I've come to expect a lot from O'Reilly guides, and this one didn't let me down.It really helped me past some areas of confusion I had with Eclipse, although I think I may want a larger book eventually that gets into more detail on some of the add-ins.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great place to start
The most common comment from the people I showed this book to was "I wish I had it when I started using Eclipse".

While this is a very small book, the contents have been selected to give you a best start with the main features of the Eclipse IDE. The topics are short but concise and include scattered tips for the points of interest.

If you're just starting with this IDE, the Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide will give you a great head start and will continue helping you as a lovely reference to refer back to as the features become familiar. Having all of these critical features pointed out earlier will save you a lot of bother in the future, since you'll be annoyed if you only find out about them much later by accident or experimentation!

Experienced users are less likely to get much from it though. The authors made a decision between content and size, and I feel they chose to stick with a smaller, simpler book than I would have expected. There is a final section on places to go for more information, but it just refers to various community sites.

I wish I had this book when I started using Eclipse. ... Read more

4. Eclipse (En Espanol) (Con portada de la pelicula) / Eclipse (Movie Tie-In) (Crepusculo / Twilight) (Spanish Edition)
by Stephenie Meyer
Paperback: 640 Pages (2010-05-25)
list price: US$11.99 -- used & new: US$7.31
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Asin: 1616050934
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless war between vampires and werewolves. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

Mientras la ciudad de Seattle es arrasada por una serie de misteriosos asesinatos y un vampiro maligno continua su busqueda por venganza, Bella vuelve a verse rodeada por peligro. En el medio de todo, se ve obligada a elegir entre su amor por Edward y su amistad con Jacob, sabiendo que su decision tiene todos los ingredientes necesarios para desatar la guerra eterna entre vampiros y hombres lobo. Conforme se aproxima su graduacion, Bella tiene que enfrentar una decision mas: vivir o morir. Pero, cual es cual? ... Read more

Customer Reviews (57)

5-0 out of 5 stars Spanish 'Eclipse'
The book came in good condition.My ESOL student is enjoying it. We are reading the English version in class.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect!!
The book is in perfect conditions. And the ship was very quickly! Good job ;)

3-0 out of 5 stars Eclipse
I ask for this book for a niece I don't like this kind of literature

5-0 out of 5 stars Lo compre para mi esposa. Ella dice que le encantó.
Antes que nada, debo aclarar que detesto la sola mención de esta saga y sus vampiros azucarados... Sin embargo, amo a mi esposa y cuando me pidió que le comprara los libros (todos ellos) lo hice. Como compromiso con Amazon, transcribo su opinión a continuación:

Es el mejor de la saga por mucho. Es la típica historia de amor adolescente. No le gustó que la escritora, por su religión mormona, impusiera a la fuerza la castidad y el matrimonio contradiciendo el desarrollo de los personajes durante los libros anteriores anteriores: caso en cuestión, la negación de Edward de hacer el amor con Bella o convertirla en vampiro poniendo como condición el matrimonio, todo esto con el único propósito de "preservar su alma". Según mi esposa, si la autora estableció desde el principio que los vampiros no tienen alma, el casamiento y el convertirla en vampiro son claramente contradictorios.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I got this book in Spanish for a cousing in Mexico.She has loved the previous two books and is very excited to receive the third one. ... Read more

5. Eclipse Bay
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Paperback: 352 Pages (2000-06-01)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$0.63
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Asin: 0515128015
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Their grandfathers hated each other.Their fathers hated each other.And as the next generation of the Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too.But Hannah Harte remembers the long-ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just "that disreputable Madison boy."And Rafe remembers the heroic gesture that proved Hannah's fierce spirit was stronger than any feud - and saved him from near-certain imprisonment.Now - reunited by a surprising inheritance after years of living their separate lives - Rafe and Hannah return to Eclipse Bay, and the hostilities that still divide, and bind, their families.And they are discovering something that is at once delightful and deeply disturbing... They don't hate each other.Not at all...

"If you want a book... that has snappy dialogue, great one liners, romance, and a little mystery, this is the book for you." (Amazon.com)Amazon.com Review
Setting: Eclipse Bay, Oregon, present day
Sensuality Rating: 6

Multimillion-selling author Jayne Ann Krentz weaves a classic tale of arich girl and the town's bad boy who grows up to be very, very good. Eightyears have passed since Hannah Harte laid eyes on Rafe Madison--eight yearssince Hannah risked her reputation by providing Rafe's alibi for a murderhe did not commit. Drawn back together by a strange bequest, Hannah andRafe must first try to figure out how to share their dreams for the oldseaside manor they've inherited and then determine who's willing to tryanything, even murder, to stop them.

Hannah is astonished to find that the rebellious Rafe, who once lovedliving up to his family's unsavory reputation, has shed his bad boy waysand become quite a success. And Rafe is equally disturbed to realize thatthe naive girl he met on a beach one night long ago is all grown up--andhow! The first in a new trilogy from perennial favorite Krentz is atantalizing reminder of the attraction of opposites. Readers will bewaiting with bated breath for the sequels. --Alison Trinkle ... Read more

Customer Reviews (62)

3-0 out of 5 stars Easy listening, but a little boring.
I bought the abridged audio version of Eclipse Bay and I think it's a good book for a very light read. I actually listened to the other 2 books in the trilogy first and found that I only really liked Summer In Eclipse Bay. I agree with some other reviews that Hannah, one of the main characters was annoying and too preachy. There seemed to be only subtle hints that she liked Rafe, the other main character. Their romance felt pushed and strained. When Hannah and Rafe finally got together in the middle of the novel, Hannah would have sex with Rafe, but always acted as if she didn't like him, was constantly pushing him away emotionally, she lectured him and then when he finally asks her to marry him, she claims that she loves him so much and wants to be with him forever...yadda,yadda,yadda... I felt like there just wasn't enough romance between Rafe and Hannah to actually lead to a marriage proposal.I also felt that the mystery aspect of the novel was a bit strained as well. However, I'm not giving up on JAK as there are so many books of hers that I do appreciate.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother....
Skip this book.This is my first JK book and will probably be my last.I was very disappointed.The dialogue between the characters is almost laughable and the plot is paper thin.There was absolutely no chemistry between the two main characters.I was very disappointed!

2-0 out of 5 stars 2.5 stars.I have mixed feelings on this book.It felt too much like a bland mystery for me.
There was romance, but it didn't draw me in as much as I would have liked.Rafe Madison and Hannah Harte are the two main characters.Their grandfathers were business partners turned enemies, with a feud that lasted thirty-some years.Hannah's Aunt Isabel owns a large mansion.She believes Rafe and Hannah are right for each other, even though they have never dated.When she dies she leaves her mansion to the two of them, half owners each.Rafe has learned to be a chef and wants to open a 5 star restaurant there.Hannah wants to open an Inn.As they negotiate what to do, threats are made on Hannah's life.The two of them proceed to investigate the threats which are linked to a murder from eight years earlier.

I was annoyed with the author repeatedly associating the family name with personality traits.For example:"When a Madison's got his heart set on something, it isn't easy to convince him to change course.""He's a Madison, he's got a temper.""No Madison ever let anything stand in his way once he made up his mind to go after what he wanted.""I realize that you Madisons are accustomed to being gossiped about here in Eclipse Bay, but we Hartes try to avoid being the subject of idle rumors and speculation.""Her voice was rising again.She'd have to watch that.She was a Harte after all.""There isn't any such thing as a dumb Harte."This family trait dialogue was too frequent and bothered me.

Hannah's personality annoyed me with her condescending and lecturing treatment of other people.Her manner was uptight and unemotional.I didn't enjoy reading about her.I liked Rafe.He was calm, solid and patient.

Sexual language: moderate.Number of sex scenes: two.Setting: current day Eclipse Bay, Oregon.Copyright: 2000.Genre: contemporary romantic mystery.

For a list of my reviews of other books by this author, see my 4 star review of "Sizzle and Burn" posted 2-09-08.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ready to settle back and enjoy an excellent family oriented romance?
Ready to settle back and enjoy an excellent family oriented romance? The first book of this trilogy will suit you very well. Like the Capulets and the Montagues of Romeo and Juliet fame, the Hartes and the Madisons of Eclipse Bay have been at war for two generations. Over a woman, of course. So when grown-up bad-boy Rafe Madison, whose only youthful aspiration in life was to stay out of jail (harder than you think when every local misdemeanour was likely to be pinned on him), inherits a mansion with Hannah Harte, good girl turned wedding consultant, the folk of Eclipse Bay sit back with glee and wait for drama to erupt. JAK doesn't disappoint with her characters - Rafe is an enigmatic, aloof man with lots of secrets (and oozing oodles of power along with oodles of yummy testosterone). He's vastly changed from the youth Hannah remembers; he's become irresistible, sexy, moody and powerful. And absolutely scrumptious in bed! Then, when something nasty happens, Hannah and Rafe present a united front against the enemy. How shocking that they're - gasp - living together! Totally entertaining romance.

1-0 out of 5 stars Eclipse Bay
Enjoyed the book but pages 91 thru 138 were printed twice and pages 139 thru 186 were left out of the book ... Read more

6. Dawn in Eclipse Bay
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Paperback: 352 Pages (2001-05-01)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$0.96
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Asin: 0515130923
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Nothing was ever simple between a Madison and a Harte. The feud that had divided their families still simmered. Now, only months after their siblings’ wedding, Lillian Harte and Gabe Madison are at each other’s throats.

Successful CEO Gabe had insisted on becoming a client of Lillian’s matchmaking service. And after five disastrous dates, Lillian is at her wit’s end. If she hadn’t already decided to close her business and move home to Eclipse Bay, Gabe would have been the final straw. But when she finds Gabe at her door demanding she fulfill their business contract, the sparks between them suddenly turn personal. Once again, Eclipse Bay will witness a showdown – between a relentless Madison and an irresistible Harte…Amazon.com Review
Setting: Eclipse Bay, Oregon, present day

Sensuality rating: 5

New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns readers to this sleepy coastal town in her eagerly anticipated sequel to Eclipse Bay. The Harte-Madison feud hasn't been totally laid to rest yet, not when matchmaker Lillian Harte takes on successful CEO Gabe Madison as a client. Gabe's arranged blind dates have all ended disastrously, but he insists that Lillian make good on his contract for a sixth and final rendezvous, even if she has to go herself. But anytime a Madison and a Harte get near each other, the chemistry is explosive. Add in quirky alien conspiracy theorists and a soupçon of sexual deviance in the form of dominance and bondage--not to mention tongue-in-cheek humor and captivating sensuality--and you've got another unforgettable read from perennial favorite Krentz. --Alison Trinkle ... Read more

Customer Reviews (37)

3-0 out of 5 stars The storyline...a little scattered
I bought the unabridged audio version of Dawn In Eclipse Bay because I liked the 3rd book in the series, Summer In Eclipse Bay. The story started out okay and then things got a little off track so much so that I felt it really detracted from the barely there romance of the main characters, Gabe and Lillian. It seemed more like a business deal. I think I would have enjoyed the abridged version better as a lot of the detracting fluff would have been left out....just my opinion, of course.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very readable but not her best
I like Jayne Ann Krentz's books a great deal as light, enjoyable reads.I would say this is an entertaining, readable book, but not her best.As another reviewer said, the constant repetition of the characteristics of the Hartes and Madisons gets very old.I also found the male lead character to be wooden and not especially appealing. I know that's what the female lead is supposed to overcome, but it was hard to understand why anyone would want to. The scene in which they catch the sex therapist 'red handed' (so to speak) was funny, but hardly in Evanovich territory.

Still, this is an entertaining read, and it definitely picks up as it goes on.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's just okay
The blurb I had read on this book touted it as a romantic mystery. I didn't find it to be particularly romantic or a very good mystery at all. That said, it was a pleasant enough story. The prose is terribly simple, but overall there are worst ways to spend one's days. Definitely not the author's best work, but a lot better than some of the things that are out there.

3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the on-going story of Eclipse Bay
Who's next? Lillian Harte, professional matchmaker, and successful CEO Gabe Madison. Gabe's a wonderful character - strong and determined, with a will of iron. He's pulled the family business out of the black chasm it fell into after the Harte-Madison split, pretty much at the expense of any social life. Now he wants to marry and have kids (especially since his brother Rafe is happily married), but has no idea where to find a wife. He insists on becoming a client with matchmaker Lillian, and she insists on trying to fob him off. 5 out of his 6 planned dates are utterly disastrous. No #6 for him, oh no, not when Lillian considers Gabe somehow sabotages each and every date. She's retiring, she declares, to his irate disbelief. He follows her back to Eclipse Bay, intent on dogging her heels to make her fulfil her business obligation to him. To his horror she closes her office and takes up painting, for goodness sake. Watching this controlled, modern-day warrior lose his cool with sweet, feminine Lillian is breathtaking. The suspense sub-plot, the ongoing Harte-Madison feud and the entire cast of Eclipse Bay will continue to enchant.

1-0 out of 5 stars ( 0 STAR)I can't Believe It Was So Bad but It Does!
I will not even bother you with story line. This is the worst book of JAK work. It was so boring that I had to skip a few pages and start reading and then skip more few pages. The characters, the plot and storyline was awful. It seems to drag more and more with each pages. And the mystery even seem stale.

Because of this book, I decided not to bought the final book of this series regardless if the third one is good or not.. For those of you who are the fans of JAK or even those who are just trying her first Mrs. Krentz work, I suggest you NOT to read this entire series. Just try her earlier works like Absolutely, Positively, Trust Me, etc.

To Mrs. Krentz, please write more quality books than the quantity ones.
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7. Eclipse Phase
by Rob Boyle, John Snead, Brian Cross, Jack Graham, Lars Blumenstein
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2009-10-14)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$31.45
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Asin: 1934857165
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Eclipse Phase is a post-apocalyptic game of conspiracy and horror.
Humanity is enhanced and improved, but also battered and bitterly divided. Technology allows the re-shaping of bodies and minds, but also creates opportunities for oppression and puts the capability for mass destruction in the hands of everyone. And other threats lurk in the devastated habitats of the Fall, dangers both familiar and alien.
In this harsh setting, the players participate in a cross-faction conspiracy called Firewall that seeks to protect transhumanity from threats both internal and external. Along the way, they may find themselves hunting for prized technology in a gutted habitat falling from orbit, risking the
hellish landscapes of a ruined earth, or following the trail of a terrorist through militarized stations and isolationist habitats. Players may even find themselves stepping through a Pandora Gate, a wormhole to distant stars and the alien secrets beyond....
Eclipse Phase uses a d100/percentile system, with some twists. It s fast and simple; streamlined so players can dive into the world and action without being burdened by complex rules.
Characters are skill-based, with no classes, so players can customize their team roles and specialize in fields of their choosing.
A focused set of psi rules enables some characters to enhance their cognitive abilities. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very original role playing game. Excellent writing and system.
This book's awards and nominations at the ENnie awards are well deserved. The writing is really good and the story very compelling. The system is consistent and straight forward.

I'm also excited about its release under the Creative Commons license. It will really encourage fan-generated content. With other game systems I have been hesitant to contribute to the game for fear of being sued. That won't be an issue with this game.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great story
This book is the beginning of a great new game. The storyline and details are immense compared to some other RPGs. If you like sci-fi I would definitely recommend trying this out. Amazon has such it at such a great price how can you not?

5-0 out of 5 stars Waaaay beyond cyberpunk... yet the same feeling!
This well-rounded trans-humanistic roleplaying game is

stunningly done,

+ excellently developed(this also means that it oozes ideas & adventure hooks!)

+ has a simple mechanic.

ALL the things that will let you enjoy a total immersion in the setting.

It's an all-around winner.

For all your beyond cyberpunkish needs!

More games need to be developed like this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fine sci fi role playing game
After lightly skimming over the free PDF I was so impressed with this setting I ordered the paper version. Several things factored into this decision:

1. This setting is hard sci-fi, and sci-fi in general has a much smaller portion of the RPG market than fantasy. Most of the "sci-fi" is actually space fantasy (a la Star Wars), not true science fiction. After searching through possible hard sci-fi options for my game, the only other setting I found often recommended was GURPS Transhuman. I picked Eclipse Phase over it because it doesn't require tons of other rulebooks to get going.

2. The setting is an appealing blend of ideas. On one hand its a technological utopia (like GURPS TH) but on the other it recognizes the devastating effect technological advance can have on humanity. In Eclipse Phase unbridled technological advancement led to the "Fall", an apocalyptic scenario where, for reasons unknown, AI's known as TITAN's destroyed most of humanity. The ones that survived were mostly refugees from the wreckage of earth and the populations of various colonies throughout the solar system. What's left of humanity is fractionated and isolated but has immense technological capabilities. The atmosphere is one of loss and devastation, but hope of starting anew as well.
The very concept of human is challenged in some of EP's unique features. Eg: the technology for digitalizing minds is widespread, allowing one person (or "ego" in game terms) to inhabit different bodies, and change them at will (the "morph"). Thus physical death has been all but overcome. Players can switch "morphs" effectively changing their abilities and playing style.
This raises intriguing questions about the nature of identity, as seen in popular sci fi films: Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, to which EP owes a lot. In fact,in body augmentation, all encompassing electronic networks, virtual worlds and combat Eclipse Phase is extremely similar to Ghost in the Shell, except for the fact that its more technologically advanced.
As the individual changes so does society, with a multitude of new ideologies and systems of government springing up - all of which are covered pretty thoroughly. Some of them mirror 20th century ideologies adapted to the new environment - others are completely new and cover issues that have sprung as technology marches on.

3. While I haven't actually used the system yet, on paper its a relatively simple percentile system that should be quite easy to learn and enjoyable to play. This is very important as sci-fi games tend to be married to overtly complex rules systems. This isn't the case with Eclipse Phase, thankfully. Character creation seems to be the most complex part of EP but much of it is quite intuitive.

The book itself is nice enough, with a few of the pages being chopped up a bit too high (perhaps only my copy is like this). The binding is good and the paper of adequate weight (so as not to overburden the spine). The artwork sets the required tone and is quite consistent, overall very good though not exceptional.

I'd like to see more antagonists, rules for spaceships and space travel and an in depth setting supplement (preferably a large city), to flesh out this universe more.
Regardless, if you're interested in sci-fi and cyberpunk in a very technologically advanced setting that can accommodate many styles of play then EP is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!
I just stumbled across this RPG yesterday and I am already totally sold. I haven't been this excited about any RPG product in quite some time, let alone a Sci-Fi game. I downloaded the .pdf and just from reading the introduction I had like four adventure ideas pop into my head. Everything about this game (setting, concepts, artwork, system) emits utter coolness.

I am going to be buying this game and its related products and I am going to tell everyone I know to buy this game. I cannot emphasize enough just how awesome this game is.

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8. Summer in Eclipse Bay
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Paperback: 352 Pages (2002-05-07)
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Word gets around fast in Eclipse Bay. Nick Harte should know - his family's legendary feud with the Madisons fueled the local gossip mill for years before finally cooling off. But people are still talking - and rumor has it Nick's involved with someone new...

Art gallery owner Octavia Brightwell doesn't take chances - especially on handsome, charming men. But that's only part of the reason why she turned Nick down six times before - finally - agreeing to a date. Octavia's related to the woman who sparked the long-time family feud - and fears that falling hard for Nick would only ignite the flames again. Octavia knows her family's past is best kept hidden. But her secret isn't safe in Eclipse Bay - and neither is her heart...

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Setting: A small town on the Oregon Coast

Sensuality: 6

Art gallery owner Octavia Brightwell turns down six dates with handsome Nick Harte before she finds the courage to say "yes." She knows that not only does Nick have a "no-commitment" reputation, but he's also a member of one of Eclipse Bay's foremost families. Octavia, on the other hand, is the niece of the infamous woman who started a feud between Nick's grandfather and another prominent family, the Madisons, years ago. Sheer attraction wins out, however, and after one date, Nick is determined to make Octavia more than his dinner partner. Before the two have time to explore their relationship, a valuable painting is stolen from Octavia's art gallery and when the town names her as the prime suspect, she turns to Nick to solve the mystery. The investigation unravels an old scandal, heals a broken friendship, and forces Nick and Octavia to face and resolve the passionate attraction that binds them.

In this third tale in Jayne Ann Krentz's trilogy about life and love in a small town on the Oregon Coast, readers get to revisit the quirky characters that populate Eclipse Bay. The supporting cast also includes the fascinating members of the Harte and Madison families who starred in prior books. While the mystery element in the plot is light, the banter between hero and heroine is fun, and watching these two tread warily through the land mine-strewn road of their developing relationship is a pleasure. --Lois Faye Dyer ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
I enjoy reading books that are several books with the same characters. I like this authorbecause she writes about current times.

3-0 out of 5 stars not very warm
This book seemed different in some ways from about all the author's other books.For one thing, the hero was not so well developed.In most of JAK's books her heroes' behavior is better understood from the start.They are shown to be vulnerable and in need of love underneath a somewhat rough or cold exterior.You just don't get that about this character.In fact he was deliberately cold in his treatment of the women in his past.Jayne doesn't usually write 'em that way.More than halfway through the book he is given some excuse for his uncaring behavior.He's supposed to be running scarred after his wife cheated on him before her death.At leasthis past behavior catches up with him a bit when he finds out he is well known for "the talk" he gives women he sleeps with and for not ever staying the night.I thought the heroine should have held him at arms length after treating her to some of that, until he did something in the way of apology or changing his attitude. Itwould have made the story more interesting.Usually JAK's heroines do a better job of defending themselves, usually while being very understanding and aggreeable at the same time.I guess her romances are just normally a lot warmer and more interesting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another easy listening JAK book
I bought the abridged audio version of Summer in Eclipse Bay and I thought that it was well done. I love Joyce Bean's voice. She sounds great playing a man or a woman which really makes a difference while visualizing the story. It was also interesting to hear mention of characters from other stories like Arizona Snow from Lost and Found and Virgil from Running Hot (I believe). Can't wait to listen to the other 2 books in this trilogy. Definitely a pleasant and light romance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Summer in Eclipse Bay
This book kept my interest all the way thru. It was one I did not want to put down until I was completely finished with it. Always enjoy this author books.

2-0 out of 5 stars End of the Trilogy
The end of the trilogy and by far not the best of the 3 books.Hannah and Rafe's story was the best and it goes downhill from there.The next two aren't bad just not as good and I really enjoyed the secondary characters but got tired of the references that because you are a Harte you act this way or a Madison acts this way.

In this book I couldn't warm up to Octavia for some reason. She seemed manipulating and just so sassy to Nick, not that he didn't have his hang-ups with relationships. It seemed they are at odds with each other and then suddenly they are in love.The saving character in this story is Carson and his character added some funny moments.

I found myself skimming a lot in this one.For some reason it just didn't hold my interest.As I said I wouldn't really say it was bad just not as well written as the first one and then Gabe a Lillian's story wasn't as good as the first book but better than the last one.I thought the "Curse" thing was over done. It's all their friends and family talked about.In real life it would have been somewhat embarrassing. Even people who didn't know Nick that well, would say things to him about it.Everyone kept blaming Nick but Octavia made it clear to everyone many times she was leaving the end of summer. IT was those things that just didn't come together for me.IT started getting on my nerves and when a book of fiction gets on my nerves, I usually give up on it but did finish it and knew pretty much how it would end. It was just the getting there that was the problem for me.

I'm still new to JAK books so not sure of her writing style.I started with Deep Waters and liked it so much but haven't read another I liked as well yet.I will continue to try a few more.I have read so much of Nora Roberts, Luanne Rice, Susan Wiggs, Catherine Anderson and wanted a different author for awhile so maybe just have to get used to the different style.

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9. Total Eclipse (Weather Warden, Book 9)
by Rachel Caine
Paperback: 320 Pages (2010-08-03)
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New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires novels

Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin, her husband, the djinn David, and the Earth herself have been poisoned by a substance that destroys the magic that keeps the world alive. The poison is destabilizing the entire balance of power, bestowing magic upon those who have never had it, and removing it form those who need it. It's just a matter of time before the delicate balance of nature explodes into chaos-and doom. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Ending to the Series
Now that Joanne and David sacrificed their powers to stop Bad Bob, they have to set out to find a way to get them back. Unfortunately, the black corner they created becomes a problem as it starts to kill the Djinn that are on board the ship with them. Once they finally reach shore, Joanne realizes that although their mission is a suicide one, they must take the risk. They may just be the only hope at stopping Mother Earth from wiping all trace of humanity from the earth. There are more than a few bumps along the way, but what else can you expect for a danger magnet like Joanne.

I was really glad Joanne and David got to enjoy a little time together before they set out on this crazy journey. He was a little awkward at first since being human is completely different for him, but quickly got the "hang" of it. It was really sweet and nice to see them together completely as equals, something they have never experienced before. This time together seemed to give the little break they both needed before they set out on a path that almost guarantees their destruction.

When a series ends it almost always is bittersweet for me. It is really to see the characters finally get some resolution. However, it is always sad to have to say goodbye. I think this series ended at just the right time. I don't think Joanne could have suffered and recovered from much more without it being completely unbelievable. The resolution came as a bit of a surprise, but it worked well. It wasn't happily ever after for everyone, but that does make it a more realistic outcome, even if some things really stink. Joanne and David finally find their peace and get something they never thought they could have. All in all it was a great end to an absolutely great series.

Once again I'll say that this series is truly a must read. Its a long, crazy adventure that makes you care for the characters and root for their success and ultimate survival. You will be amazed at the things Joanne survives and how she holds to her integrity and determination to save others throughout even the worst of times. Two thumbs way up!

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm a junky
This Rachelle Caine series is so well written. I loved the story line and it moves quickly. I found I couldn't put this series down. The heroin is so fun, interesting. So worth the read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sad that it's over...
This is the last book in the series, and I wish I had known that going in, though I began to have sneaking suspicions that it was while reading it.It was entertaining as always and a good book, but there were a few things that bothered me.Spoiler Alert!!!Don't read past here if you haven't read it yet.The ending bothered me because it never addressed what was going to happen with her and David.It was eight years later, so she had to be almost forty.Is he just going to stick by her until she dies of old age, or is she somehow going to find a way to be a Djinn?Imara said something about how she could save her at one point.Did that mean making her immortal?Also, I always hate the endings where they end up with kids.Oh, look, I had an exciting life until I got knocked up.Now all I do is change diapers and wash sippy cups.It's just sad that her life became so... mundane.And I didn't understand why this pregnancy was so different from when she was expecting Imara.Also, I don't think there is any way that Lewis really loved her.He was constantly trying to sacrifice her.This didn't bother me, though.Just an observation.Anyway, it was a really good series, despite the few things at the end that bothered me, and I will definitely miss it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great conclusion to a well-loved series
I was a faithful reader of Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series since the first book was published, and I was saddened and disappointed to see the series come to an end.However, I found Total Eclipse a satifying send-off to the series, and an appropriate tribute to Joanne, David, Lewis, and all of Caine's other unforgettable characters.It's actually refreshing to have a series end on a high note, and not simply limp along long after the storyline has been exhausted just so the author can keep selling books!

(The reviewer was compensated for posting this review.However, the opinion stated in the review is that of the reviewer and the reviewer alone. Further, the reviewer independently selected this product to review and has no affiliation with the product maker/distributor, Amazon or the review requester.)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great ending to a wonderful series!
Total Eclipse is the last book in author Rachel Caine's pulse-pounding Weather Warden series. Though I'm sad to see Joanne Baldwin's story end, it came to a thrilling conclusion in Total Eclipse that's perfectly satisfying for Warden fans and paranormal romance fans.

Having settled down (or, trying to) with husband and Djinn David, Joanne thinks (well, hopes) that life as a Weather Warden is over. But when David is poisoned by a substance that slow seeps the life out of him. Joanne must embrace her Warden powers and find a cure. Not only is David, at risk, however, but the Earth itself becomes poisoned by the same substance and it's up to Joanne to race against time and save the world...again.

Though the plot feels a little recycled from previous books and from other sources, Caine manages to create non-stop, edge-of-your-seat action on every page. Sure, it does get a tiny bit deus ex machina, but it just plain works. Caine pulls out all the stops from this wonderfully satisfying finale.

Though Joanne has retired, the Weather Warden universe lives on in Caine's new Outcast series about a fallen Djinn named Cassiel (who, by the way, makes a cameo in Total Eclipse). While I hasn't too excited about the first book in the series, Undone, the series lets fans continue to experience the exciting Weather Warden universe and give a glimpse into the continuing life of everyone's favorite Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin. ... Read more

10. Eclipse Rich Client Platform (2nd Edition)
by Jeff McAffer, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Chris Aniszczyk
Paperback: 552 Pages (2010-05-22)
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The Definitive Guide to Eclipse Rich Client Development

In Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition, three Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) project leaders show how to use Eclipse 3.5 (“Galileo”) to rapidly deliver cross-platform applications with rich, native-feel GUIs.

The authors fully reveal the power of Eclipse as a desktop application development platform; introduce important new improvements in Eclipse 3.5; and walk through developing a full-featured, branded RCP application for Windows, Linux, Mac, and other platforms—including handheld devices and kiosks.

Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors cover building, refining, and refactoring prototypes; customizing user interfaces; adding help and software management features; and building, branding, testing, and shipping finished software. They demonstrate current best practices for developing modular and dynamically extensible systems, using third-party code libraries, packaging applications for diverse environments, and much more.

For Java programmers at all levels of experience, this book

  • Introduces important new RCP features such as p2, Commands, and Databinding
  • Thoroughly covers key RCP-related technologies such as Equinox, SWT, JFace, and OSGi
  • Shows how to effectively brand and customize RCP application look-and-feel
  • Walks through user interface testing for RCP applications with SWTBot
  • Illuminates key similarities and differences between RCP and conventional plug-in development

Hands-on, pragmatic, and comprehensive, this book offers all the real-world, nontrivial code examples working developers need—as well as “deep dives” into key technical areas that are essential to your success.


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5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on RCP
This is my third book on Eclipse RCP and it is by far the best. I wish I had started here. The book is laid out in a tutorial fashion that takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a real-world application. It has a lot of practical advice such as how to integrate third-party libraries, and when to use the API versus when to use the declarative syntax. This was an especially important concept since most RCP applications are doing just tha -- putting a UI on top of a service. The other books that I read either provided too little information or read like a reference book.

My recommendation for a newbie on RCP is to start with this book, and then augment as necessary with additional books on SWT,JFace, OSGI, or other topics such as GEF as necessary.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buggy but Useful
Don't buy this book unless you are an experienced Java coder, who knows Eclipse, and has the time and inclination to debug.

The book walks you through building a single instant messaging app. Each chapter is a step, with example code downloadable in Eclipse via the authors' Samples Manager.

Beyond Ch 8, their examples have bugs, either in the code itself or the configuration files, or the instructions in the text.

Some are trivial, such as in Ch 9 not telling you that you must un-check "Generate a metadata repository" in the Export Wizard or no executable is generated.

Some are huge, such as their sourcecode for Ch 16-17 using a different version IM library than earlier or later chapters. This results in compile errors until you manually debug the code.

Some are just irritating, as their Ch 12 sample code not including the login code developed in the previous chapter. This causes a NullPointerException in ContactsView.

Or their Ch 16 drag-and-drop that doesn't drop until you manuallly make extension point IDs match.

Operationally, their IM example relies on a server at their book site.

Over the several weeks I was using their book, theirserver was down. Fortunately, our company has an accessble XMPP server, else I could not have run their examples.

And fortunately folks on the book's forum were helpful.

So with some debugging, I was able to run most of their examples.

DO buy this book if the above don't trouble you.

Their example is broken into manageable chunks. There appear to be no major gaps in their progression. Their example code is clear and concise, if buggy. And their writing is clear, concise, and complete.

Also, their book thoroughly covers plug-in management and updating, and the use of OSGi.

For more on this saga, go to the book's Web site, [...], and look at the forum entries.

Would I buy this book again? Yes; I learned a lot from it. But I've been coding for $$ for 30 years and like debugging.

1-0 out of 5 stars IT'S STILL OBSOLETE.
Even the authors promise to follow Galileo (Eclipse 3.5) release, the book does not follow Galileo. The very first class of the RCP example project Hyberbola, namely the Application class, implements IApplication.run() which is obsolete. New release should implement start() and stop() methods instead. The screen shots of wizard dialogs in this book, does not follow the actual wizard dialogs of Galileo. Appreantly the authors were too lazy to update this long awaited 2nd release, and the editors were sleepless during corector readings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Upgrade to "Eclipse RCP", 2nd edition?
If you are interested in RCP development, this is the book to own.

But if you already own the 1st edition, is it worth buying the newer edition?So you can decide for yourself, here are the major differences:

1. Software management. This chapter has been re-written to discuss software management using p2, which replaced the Update Manager

2. Action and Commands.A chapter has been added to discuss the newer Commands API, as well as their differences with Actions.

3. Installing and Updating with P2.More p2 information

4. PDE build. PDE Build is one of the more error-prone and time consuming aspects of working with Eclipse products.(It's also powerful and useful.This chapter is completely reworked.Lots of clarification as well as updated information.

5. Testing. A new chapter on testing an RCP application.A great addition to the book.

6. A DataBinding reference chapter has been added.

One other thing I really liked was the new font- much more readable IMO.I also like the Pointers section at the end of each chapter.Very nice touches.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for all Eclipse developers
Probably the #1 book I recommend to people who want to get started with the Eclipse platform.It dives pretty deep into what Eclipse and the RCP is all about.If you intend on doing any Eclipse development then this is the place to start. ... Read more

11. Total Eclipse of the Heart: A Novel
by Zane
Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-07-06)
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The New York Times bestselling queen of erotica is back with a provocative and sensual new novel of love, heartbreak, and total liberation.

Waitress Brooke Alexander is in love with Patrick Sterling, one of the most prominent attorneys in Washington, D.C. On his good days, Patrick is the man of every woman’s dream. On his bad days, he’s a complete nightmare. . . .

Compassionate and honest, Damon Johnson worships the ground his wife, Carleigh, walks on, while she treats him like a trophy husband and views his life aspirations as a joke. He’s beginning to wonder if he made the right decision when he asked for her hand in marriage. . . .

When a tragic event brings Brooke and Damon together, they see truths about their relationships they never wanted to accept. Sometimes two people meet by pure chance, but sometimes it’s . . . a total eclipse of the heart. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Eclipse of the heart by Zane
This book was so moving & will be an inspiration to a lot of people out there in the world that's dealing with an issue & is stuck in between what to do in a relationship, this book will give them a start on what to do or just facts. The book was very moving & I can relate to some of the characters in the book. A++++++

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I read this book over the summer. I have to admit that I am a huge ZANE fan so I guess you can say I'm what she calls one of her "Zaniacks"! But with all honesty yes this book unlike her others were a little predictable, but it was still a great read. At the very end is a huge shock, which in reality should not be a shock, but that's just how our society is now. It made me want to re-read the book, which I will as soon as I get it back from a friend. And for the record let me say that there is always going to be someone downing ZANE's books because they are "too erotic". Well you know what type of books ZANE writes, and if you don't like it, then read something else. There are millions of other books out there you can read. And one last thing. If you cut out all the sex scenes/stories in her books, there's still an actual story and most likely a damn good one at that. Overall I reccommend anyone to buy this book if they aren't too good to read erotica. I reccomend all of her books. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy!

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This service was horrible I did not even get this book I recieved a refund I will never use their service again

3-0 out of 5 stars VERY VERY BORING
The conflicts of the story were very predictable. It takes me about 3-4 days to finish a book this size. It's been about 3 WEEKS and I still haven't finished; it's a VERY slow read. I think she may have rushing to meet a deadline when writing this. :/ I still love Zane tho.

5-0 out of 5 stars Total Eclipse of the Heart
Zane is my favorite author.I have never received a bad book from her.Great book through it in less that a week. ... Read more

12. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)
by Stephenie Meyer
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2010-06-05)
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Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Darker and delightful!
Blood and Sunlight: A Maryland Vampire Story
I'd like to see more Meyer books in this vein (pardon the pun). Much darker than the Twilight series with vampires every bit as bad as Dracula and his hell-bound ilk. There were also some tantalizing glimpses into the Edward and Bella storyline for those jonsing for more. Bring on more like this Mrs. Meyer!

5-0 out of 5 stars SUPER PLEASED!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars A short novella that fails to impress
** Spoilers ahead! You are warned... **

Fifteen year old Bree Tanner ran away from home and was living on the streets when she meets Riley. This random encounter ends her human life and forces her into a new, savage world of being a part of an army of newborn vampires. She tries to avoid detection by calling as little attention to herself as possible. In the struggle to stay alive, Bree finds unlikely friends in an older vampire named Diego and a vampire with an interesting ability named Fred. Riley (unwittingly or not) feeds the army a stream of half truths and flat out lies to entice them into coordinating to attack the Cullens. What thoughts and emotions are behind the ravenous newborn seen after the final battle in Eclipse?

I really like the idea of seeing a story from a different perspective. I love Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare's Hamlet from the point of view of two very minor characters that die. I absolutely love what was written of Midnight Sun and I actually prefer it to Twilight. I both love and hate Bree's story.

As with the rest of the Twilight series, the characters are vibrant, interesting, and just jump off the page. Bree is a tragic character that I think people could relate to. She ran away from an abusive family only to happen into another one. Her experience in being an unimportant drone in a newborn army provides a stark contrast to the Cullen's loving and supportive relationships with each other. She lives in constant fear of the sun, her fellow newborns, Riley, and the mysterious woman who is their leader. I was shocked at how the vampires knew so little about their newfound condition. I also like the contrast of Diego and Bree's romantic relationship and the untrusting quality of their relationship with the rest of the barely controlled newborns. Fred is another great character. He has the unique ability to repel people in varying degrees. He can make himself virtually invisible. He develops a kind of friendship with Bree when she frequently hides behind him to avoid any attention. This character is seriously in need of a book of his own. He is enigmatic and weirdly nice behind his power.

There were also things I really didn't like. Diego and Bree's short lived romance had such an effect on Bree that she acted as if she wanted to die when she found out he was never coming back. I know Meyer really likes this reaction (see New Moon), but in this instance it makes very little sense. Can there please be a female character that won't fall apart over a guy at the drop of a hat in her novels? The other thing that really annoys me is that Bella didn't witness any of the fight in Eclipse. This was Meyer's chance to describe it in all its detail. But Bree doesn't see the fight either. Really? I guess I'll just have to watch the film to see this scene in all its glory.

There are some compelling characters and interesting plot lines, but overall my annoyance outweighs my enjoyment of this novella. I hope Meyer decides to write a story with more meat next time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bree Tanner
Excellent side story from a different perspective.Wished it had been longer, though, and more explored in the movie version as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not much book
I have not had a chance to read it but have gotten nothing but good reviews on it. It came in perfect condition =)
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13. Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse
by Peter J. Tomasi
Paperback: 160 Pages (2010-11-16)
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It's the prelude to "The Blackest Night" as the "War of Light" continues to intensify! Mongul attempts to establish his hold on the Sinestro Corps by enslaving the planet Daxam and making it the home world of his Corps. What does Sinestro's right hand man, Arkillo, think of all this? And will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he's vowed to never return to? ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Seriously bad art brings this way down!
Over and over I have read hoe people enjoy the art of Patrick Gleason on GL Corps.I still can't believe it.Not only is the art style not my taste, which I accept but his panel and page composition are at times horrible and amateurish.Its staggering to me that these pages are okayed by an editor.The book would have been fantastic if not for the art.I try my best to imagine a Doug Mahnke or Ivan Reiss page every time I turn another page.Tomasi's writing is top notch even with the multiple storylines, he keeps them on track.Overall, great writing, terrible art.Sorry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Emerald Eclipse leads into Blackest Night
In the 80s when Green Lantern turned into "Green Lantern Corps" and then again into "GLC:Quarterly" I had high hopes for the book. On paper, the idea of 3600 Green Lanterns having adventures throughout the entire galaxy was like Robocop meets Star Trek. How could it fail? Well, the originals fell under terrible sales, lack of interest and poor writing. The book was canceled and the GLC was all but done away with.

While the rebooted all new GLC has been an amazing book, this is the cream of the crop.

Emerald Eclipse (a sequel to "Sins of the Star Sapphire") is the Green Lantern Corps at their absolute best. Maintaining a cast of five regular mainstays that we have to care about independently is daunting enough; but "Corps" makes do with 30+ and by the end of this (and subsequent) volumes you'll be on a first name basis with each one.

At the core of Emerald Eclipse, four very unique stories are occurring:

The first, and most prominent is not at all featured in this book. That's the ongoing "War of Light" which has only just started to come to a head, starring the other book's GL frontrunner, Hal Jordan. Mentions of Jordan and various run-ins with supporting characters/events carrying over from his main book are sprinkled so precisely throughout "Eclipse" that you'd think he was the star of the show just missing a page away. For any non "Lantern" readers, it's enough to make you say "I want to see what's happening with the other guy"

Secondly, coming off an emotional tirade of "Sins", "Eclipse" addresses the fearful mentality of seasoned vets and rookies alike suddenly questioning their superior officers. With new laws being written into the book of OA and fear spreading throughout the Corps over what their ideologies are evolving into, a crisis of conscious runs rampant throughout the troops. This hits at the worst time after a prison break incurring a fight with the Yellow and Red Lanterns.

Thirdly rising star and frontrunner for this a recent Corps titles, Sodom Yat, the new Ion, has to put aside his own feelings when the Sinestro Corps War arrives at his doorstep.

Whereas "Sins" took a much more passive aim at the "Corps" storytelling, "Eclipse" is a thrill-ride from start to finish.

For those of you interested solely in "Blackest Night" while not as involved, as the main Lantern title, Emerald Eclipse will drop you on the Blackest Night doorstep same as Agent Orange does. Eclipse follows two of the Lanterns on a covert mission to battery of the black, picking up exactly where (green lantern #43) Blackest Night opens.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just a good comic
This comic is a great series.It tells the untold stories of Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner and other green lantern characters.

4-0 out of 5 stars Emerald Excellence!
The concept of the Green Lantern Corps is one of the genuinely genius ideas in comics period. Superficially similar in nature to the Jedi Knights of Star Wars, the Green Lantern Corps are essentially space police, and their tales chronicle the exploits of sentient representatives from various solar systems around various galaxies, given immensely powerful green rings that are powered by will. Lanterns know no fear, or are at least able to overcome it.

This volume collects issues 33-38 of the regular ongoing series, and NOT 33-39 as you will see from the inside page if you purchase it. There are however, pages from issue 39 included in this volume as part of the collection but they're sandwiched in so sneakily you won't realize unless you own the individual issues. I suppose there are two ways to look at it. You can see the "extra" pages as a bonus or you can see it as a rip-off considering that they could have just thrown in the entire issue 39 and be done with it.

In whatever event, Emerald Eclipse is yet another excellent collection in one of the best series being published by DC comics right now, which is the Green Lantern Corps (GLC). It builds on an increasingly impressive library of great stories about the GLC that are all available on Amazon and which I highly recommend for anyone interested in science fiction/fantasy, comics, horror, superheroes, space, alien worlds, aliens, and the military. It's a dense volume in which a lot happens, many characters lives are changed or affected by the events unfolding and where the action, once it starts, is pretty much non-stop.

Essentially two stories told side by side, the main plot of the volume revolves around a riot on Oa, the home planet of the GLC and the Guardians of the Universe; incredibly old immortal beings who have appointed themselves as cosmic judges over all creation. The other plot involves the attempted occupation of the planet Daxam by the ruthless and cruel alien Mongul, who has usurped control of the fear powered rings of the Sinestro Corps, (so called because it is named after the founder of that corps and the greatest enemy of the greatest Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. Hal's stories take place in the main GL series.) Members of the Sinestro Corps wear yellow rings analagous to the rings worn by members of the GLC, only powered by fear instead of will. And in addition to these two main stories, writer Peter J. Tomasi weaves in one or two additional subplots which dovetail in and out of the main action pretty seamlessly and expand our understanding of our cast of characters.

Everything about Emerald Eclipse is dense. From the art to the plot to the dialogue to the cast, the story is chock full of everything. For one thing, expect something significant to happen in each chapter and for events to unfold at a breakneck pace. The book itself is about a large rotating cast of characters, which adds to the sense of complexity and which could make this volume tough for newcomers to the GLC concept. Sparked by the "accidental" release of a newly incarcerated Red Lantern, a full blown riot on Oa quickly engulfs the planet and the Lanterns must do all in their power to prevent it from destroying everything they hold dear. The riot itself is entertaining and is the result of a betrayal from a source the Lanterns would never suspect. Compromises are made, uneasy alliances forged, and brutality ensues at some cost to the rioting prisoners and the Lanterns as well.

The writing by Tomasi is solid and even confident in places, if also somewhat bombastic. Tomasi's villains are grand talkers, and Tomasi continues an error from previous chapters by making Mongul - one of the main villains here - a mad despot suffering from delusions of grandeur instead of a simply menacing manifestation of evil incarnate. His dialogue is occasionally over the top ("It's blazing combat time," exclaims Lantern Guy Gardner, while even Mongul quotes "The Ten Commandments.") In the first chapter, the writer's habit of having main characters quote lines from famous films is a little silly and draws you out of the action. But overall, Tomasi's strength is an ability to deliver complex plots and to write action that always entertains. A brutal fight between Mongul and Arkillo, one of Sinestro's first lieutenants, is a highlight, as is the actual riot sequence itself. And Tomasi gives his characters some shades beyond the simple archetypes normally served up in comics. Kyle Rayner's method of dealing with his grief over the loss of fallen comrades is much in character, while Sodam Yat's response to the plight of his own people is surprising but nonetheless reassuringly heroic. The intrigue involving the truth about Soranik Natu's true lineage is genuinely ironic, and all the characters seem distinct and mostly three dimensional.

Perhaps my only major complaint with the story is that in the end, the intervention of the Alpha Lanterns helps to resolve the wholesale violence somewhat too easily, but Tomasi is smart enough to understand that the action is merely a prelude to the real story going on in GLC at the moment, namely the role and nature of the guardians and their recent decisions, and the ethical implications of their self-appointed status. Part of the attraction of GLC and the Green Lantern concept as a whole these days is all the political and cosmic-moral intrigue that informs so many of the stories.

As usual, Patrick Gleason does a reasonably good job on the art, and produces some of his most assured, most consistent work to date. Although he never completely surpresses his cartoonist urges, he manages to be more penciller than cartoonist in this volume. The problem with Patrick continues to be that his panel and page layout leave something to be desired and his story flow suffers a bit. He's not a lazy artist though, and his panels are all full of astounding detail which unfortunately add to the confusion on some occasions. Basically, he sure can draw the heck out of a panel, but don't always count on being able to tell what's going on. I think Patrick just doesn't realiz that a human brain just can't process the level of information he's tryng to include in each panel on each page. But overall? The art is entertaining and serves the frenetic, intense energy of the writing and multi-plot approach reasonably well, and the good outweighs the poor.

I highly recommend this volume. And you can tell it's something special, as it's the first hardcover collection of GLC that DC has done since this new series was launched a few years back. All the others have been paperbacks. If you're a GLC fan, and just want some GL goodness, you can't go wrong with Emerald Eclipse!

5-0 out of 5 stars IT'S BLAZING COMBAT TIME
The Sinestro Corps War' pushed the 'Green Lantern Corps' series in new directions and opened it up to a myriad of possibilities.After that, Peter Tomasi began preluding the 'Blackest Night' event with story arcs that incorporate themes of sci-fi and horror and that laid down the foundation for a climactic and epic War of Light . The story's complexity steadily increases as Tomasi builds on the concepts and premise of the comic.

The notion behind the War of light, with its rainbow assortment of Lantern Corps, each powered by the emotional spectrum, chanting oaths and shining their rings across the galaxy, is admittedly a pretty silly one at its core. But with a great deal of help from Geoff Johns, Tomasi transcends the series beyond the superhero genre and transforms it into the compelling character-driven space opera, that it is..

Personally, I am not a fan of Peter Tomasi or Patrick Gleason.I think Tomasi's writing style is cheesy, cut & paste and awkward.His humor is often misplaced and sometimes completely out of place.And Gleason's artwork is too cartoony to effectively portray the gory violence and the emotional suspense that is ever-present in the title.However, this story arc along with 'Sins of the Star Sapphire' manages to surpass my expectations.

There are a lot of moving parts in 'Green Lantern Corps', and 'Emerald Eclipse' is a perfect example of that.I don't like spoilers so here's a vague description of what to expect:

Soranik Natu is a rising star in this mini-series.She finds love with another GL, despite the Guardians new law, and she's also confronted by her long lost father, which ends up being a big twist for her character.

The Sinestro Corps invades and occupies Sodom Yat's homeworld, Daxam, and makes it their new base of operations.Mongul is back and more powerful than ever.He takes command of the Sinestro Corps after a brutal face-off with Akrillo.FYI: This development is pretty exciting, but once 'Blackest Night' begins, it sorta gets thrown on the back-burner.

The Daxamites are spineless xenophobic bigots, who descended from Kryptonian colonists.They manifest powers and abilities similar to those of Superman when exposed to the light of a yellow star, including vast strength, damage resistance, super speed, flight, enhanced senses and heat and X-ray vision. However, their own sun Valor is a red giant, so while on their homeworld, which they refuse to leave, they do not have their powers.The notion behind the Daxamite's self-imposed weakness, is that prejudice and hate-mongering hinders a society from reaching it's full potential.Sodom Yat must find a way to save his species, despite his warranted resentment towards them.The odds are stacked against the new Ion, and you won't believe what he does to even them out and to save the Daxamites.

Meanwhile, on OA, excrement is truly hitting the fan.A Red Lantern is incarcerated in the science cells.He doesn't stay behind bars for long, and from there, a bloody epic battle ensues.It's Green Lanterns vs. the Sinestro Corps vs. one Red Lantern.You'll be amazed at how much damage one Red Lantern can cause.The Guardians are off planet in the Vega System with Hal Jordan, facing Agent Orange, so the Green Lanterns must struggle with the prison breakout on their own.By the end of 'Emerald Eclipse', OA is changed forever.

Some of the main protagonists like Guy Gardner and Kilowog are outshined by newbies such as Soranik Natu and Sodom Yat.The mixed cast of characters not only diversifies the comic; it provides multiple vantage points that allow a larger story to be told.

There's just so much that happens in this arc, it can't help but make a great story.'Emerald Eclipse' also showcases some of Tomasi's and Gleason's best work together.Although, Tomasi still uses cheesy dialogue with generic one-liners, he manages to stay focused and encompass all elements of the plot.Gleason's sharp, oddly composed and slightly askew panel layouts and his fluid depictions of movement and angular designs of characters compliment the crammed and busy structure of 'GL Corps'.Rebecca Buchman's coloring is also noteworthy; she's the best colorist the series has had so far.She uses a fairly standard color palette, that gives weight to Gleason's pencils.

Overall, 'Emerald Eclipse' layers the series with more interpersonal drama, plot twists and foreshadowing of things to come.It's loaded with more action and suspense, than you'll get from most other comics, and it's more fun than most too.I highly recommend picking it up. ... Read more

14. Warriors: Power of Three #4: Eclipse
by Erin Hunter
Paperback: 352 Pages (2009-08-01)
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Firestar's three grandchildren have learned of the powerful prophecy that foretells their destinies, and the responsibility of deciding the Clans' future weighs heavily on the three apprentices. But each secretly yearns for power: Lionpaw dreams of being undefeatable in battle, while Hollypaw longs to be a great leader and Jaypaw knows only he can see the true past and future for them all. Their strengths are tested when ThunderClan is suddenly attacked—and all four Clans are thrown into a battle unlike any the cats have ever seen.

Then a dark shadow falls across the forest, and a mysterious stranger warns the Clans of more trouble to come. For the first time, it appears that StarClan does not hold the answers the cats need.

All of a sudden, the warrior code is being tested. A crisis of faith threatens to tear the four Clans apart and destroy what the cats have built their lives upon. . . .

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book In Power Of Three!
If you were disappointed with the first three power of three books, this one just might change your mind! In my opinion its the best book in the power of three series!

4-0 out of 5 stars eclipse is the best!
ok, i already finishedpo3 when im writing this,but i still lov it. i lov the battle at the end, and how timely the eclipse happens, and jaypaw tells lionpaw and hollypaw about the prophesy.

P.S. firestar gets waaaaaaay too creative with names (e.g. lionblaze, birchfall, poppyfrost, honeyfern,and (spoiler) briarlight)

5-0 out of 5 stars magnificent
there are so many positive words, i start with awesome,super, over the top, well-written book. it explains so much. i`ve read every single warriors book and this one or The Darkest Hour may be the best ny far.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of th best books ever
i loved this book and the series you cant put it down i almost missed the bus but i didnt care all i wanted to do was read it! : )

5-0 out of 5 stars my daughter
My daughter has been reading this series over and over since she was twelve and is now 15. She would rather read these books than watch TV I love it! ... Read more

15. Eclipse
by Richard North Patterson
Mass Market Paperback: 560 Pages (2009-09-01)
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Damon Pierce is a gifted California lawyer whose work is starting to seem soulless. Then, from out of nowhere, two life-altering events take place: First, Damon’s wife announces that she’s leaving him. Next: A woman from his past reappears. Damon could never forget Marissa Brand Okari, his one-time great love. Now, she’s in trouble…and Damon decides to do everything in his power to help her. 

Marissa’s husband, Bobby Okari, is a freedom fighter in a corrupt west African nation—one that’s being torn apart by global lust for its vast supply of oil. One day, during a solar eclipse, Bobby leads a high-profile protest rally against an American oil company…only to see everyone in his home village massacred by government troops. Already an enemy of the country’s savage dictator, Bobby is promptly arrested. Now it’s up to Damon to take on Bobby’s case and save him—and Marissa—from almost certain death. And risk his own life in process.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Richard North Patterson's "Eclipse": A Review
Recently divorced, California lawyer Damon Pierce receives an urgent message from Marissa Brand, a woman he once loved (and perhaps still does), asking him to come to the West African country of Luandia. Marissa's husband, an activist named Bobby Okari has been accused of murder by the corrupt, brutal regime that runs the country.

Luandia sits on an oil of ocean and lots of outsiders, Americans included, are anxious to get their hands on it. None of them are much concerned about the way in which Luandia's government exploits and abuses its own people. Nor do they care about the catastrophic environmental consequences of the oil production.

Pierce is determined to save Bobby and so becomes his lawyer at great personal risk. Patterson weaves a complicated web of intrigue that is at once scary and terribly disheartening, and by the time you finish the book, you want to swear off ever using a drop of oil again.

I have always been a huge fan of Patterson's work, especially his political thrillers, and I really wanted to like this book as well. There is a terrible earnestness about it; in addition to telling a captivating story, Patterson is obviously determined to open our eyes to the consequences of our addiction to foreign oil.

And therein lies the problem, such as there is one. A lot of the book is spent in an effort to educate the reader to the situation in Luandia, which is a stand-in for Nigeria, and to the larger implications of our dependency on the resources of countries like it. In consequence, the book seems almost preachy at times, and it takes a fair amount for time for the book to really gather steam. Once it does, though, you can't put it down.

I'm giving this book three stars, which to me means that it's really very good, but not excellent. I respect the book's good intentions and it's an appropriate reminder of the fact that our continued addiction to oil--and to low oil prices--has a cost that goes well beyond that which we pay at the pump. And, once it does get rolling, it's very compelling. But I don't think it's as riveting as a lot of Patterson's other work.

2-0 out of 5 stars A great disappointment
Having just finished The Exile, I could not wait to read another Patterson novel -- so I chose "Eclipse". What a big mistake. The book just goes on and on about how bad our oil compnaies are and how corrupt some African countries can be. The whole plot from start to finish was so contrived that it became more and more boring. I love courtroom drama and this could -- dare I say should -- have had it all. Maybe next time, Mr Patterson

5-0 out of 5 stars My Thoughts
Wow, I was excited to start reading Eclipse and once I started I had a hard time putting it down. Patterson did a great job depicting the feelings of the characters in this novel and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.Patterson did not disappoint in this page turner of a novel and I am looking forward to more from him!Made me want to go purchase an alternative fuel vehicle!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Character Driven Suspense
Attorney Damon Pierce is reflecting on his life after his divorce has become final. He's officially single and his high powered job isn't as stimulating and interesting as it once was. Then he gets an e-mail from a girl he loved years ago named Marissa Okari, wife of writer Bobby Okari. She tells him she's seen three corpses hanging from a tree and she wants his help.

Bobby Okari and Marissa live in the Luandian province of Asariland. Bobby has been leading a fight for independence for his people from the cruel dictator Savior Karama. On the night of a total eclipse he leads a peaceful demonstration, but Karama's soldiers with the help of PetroGlobal Oil massacre the demonstrators and the people in Bobby's village, including Bobby's family and they take Bobby prisoner and torture him. Marissa has had her passport taken and cannot leave the country.

When Damon gets to Luandia he's confronted with horrors he never could have imagined. He has no standing in Luandia and his life is in danger, yet he stays to do what he can.

This is a good book. A thriller that is very hard to put down. It is my first Richard North Patterson book, but it will not be my last. The story is character driven and that just adds to the suspense. I can't recommend this story highly enough.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Story will Stay with You
Successful lawyer Damon Pierce has just gotten word that his divorce is final, but he's not going to taste freedom for very long, because he gets an e-mail from a woman he was in love with a little over a decade and a half ago. Her name was Marissa Brand, now it's Marissa Okari. Marissa was the one he really loved and Damon has shared letters and e-mails with her over the years. On this day her e-mail says that she'd seen three men hanging.

Marissa is married to writer Bobby Okari, the self styled savior of his people, the Asari who live in servitude and fear of their government and it's leader Savior Karama. Karama is making millions off his country's oil, while his people starve. Okari wants some of that oil wealth to stay home, Karama wants the wealth for himself. Okari stages a demonstration. Karama's minions kill the demonstrator and wipe out Bobby's village and blame Bobby for the dead men Marrisa e-mailed Damon about and Damon risks everything to fly to Marissa's and Bobby's defense.

And that's just the beginning of this taught political thriller that kept me stuck on my sofa without food or drink till I finished. I'm ashamed to say I didn't know till I finished the story and read the afterword it was based on Nigeria and the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa. I've since done a lot of googling, because I can't get this story out of my mind. This story will hold you rapt and keep your attention and it will stay with you for a very long time after you put the book away. ... Read more

16. The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse, 2nd Edition
by Jim D'Anjou, Scott Fairbrother, Dan Kehn, John Kellerman, Pat McCarthy
Paperback: 1136 Pages (2004-11-05)
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“Fully updated and revised for Eclipse 3.0, this book is the definitive Eclipse reference—an indispensable guide for tool builders, rich client application developers, and anyone customizing or extending the Eclipse environment.”

Dave Thomson, Eclipse Project Program Director, IBM
The Ultimate Guide to Eclipse 3.0 for the Java Developer. No Eclipse Experience Required!

Eclipse is a world-class Java integrated development environment (IDE) and an open source project and community. Written by members of the IBM Eclipse Jumpstart team, The Java™ Developer’s Guide to Eclipse, Second Edition, is the definitive Eclipse companion. As in the best-selling first edition, the authors draw on their considerable experience teaching Eclipse and mentoring developers to provide guidance on how to customize Eclipse for increased productivity and efficiency.

In this greatly expanded edition, readers will find

  • A total update, including the first edition’s hallmark, proven exercises—all revised to reflect Eclipse 3.0 changes to the APIs, plug-ins, UI, widgets, and more
  • A special focus on rich client support with a new chapter and two exercises
  • A comprehensive exercise on using Eclipse to develop a Web commerce application using Apache’s Tomcat
  • A new chapter on JFace viewers and added coverage of views
  • A new chapter on internationalization and accessibility
  • New chapters on performance tuning and Swing interoperability

Using this book, those new to Eclipse will become proficient with it, while advanced developers will learn how to extend Eclipse and build their own Eclipse-based tools. The accompanying CD-ROM contains Eclipse 3.0, as well as exercise solutions and many code examples.

Whether you want to use Eclipse and Eclipse-based offerings as your integrated development environment or customize Eclipse further, this must-have book will quickly bring you up to speed.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fairly good self-studied book on eclipse plugins.
Provides well explained exercises and examples of eclipse plugins. Covers all aspects of developing your own plugin and much more...Recommended tutorial and reference book. The book gradually helps readers who are even new to Eclipse to get the most out of eclipse capabilities.

4-0 out of 5 stars It Worked for Me
The reason this book gets both great and lousy reviews is that Eclipse is such a huge subject.The writing of Eclipse plug-ins is simply a larger subject than any reasonable book can cover.If the topics that the authors chose to cover happen to align with the ones you personally need, then the book is excellent, but if they don't align, the book isn't going to help you much.Part I (six chapters) covers using Eclipse to write programs.Part II (seven chapters) covers the fundamentals of Extending Eclipse with plug-ins.Part III (9 chapters) covers plug-ins in more depth.Part IV (5 chapters) covers extending Eclipse with new tools for the IDE.Part V (6 chapters) covers assorted extra topics, such as OLE and Active X integration and performance tuning.Part VI is a set of nine farily detailed exercises (with source code on the provided CD).

This book is not an overview, the authors opted instead to cover certain topics in pretty good depth.This aproach is good for those already aware of the basic concepts, but will be confusing for noobies (which I was when I first got it).I suggest that those new to Eclipse plug-in development start with a good overview (such as _Eclipse 3 for Java Developers_ by Daum) before switching over to this book for more detailed descriptions.

This book doesn't cover the Eclipse Modeling Framework or the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework, probably because each of these is a book in itself.This book is also light on its coverage of SWT and JFace, which you will need to be familiar with to develop your own plug-ins (again, a book-length subject in its own right).You will also want to be thoroughly familiar with Java Design Patterns and best practices, since Eclipse uses practically every design pattern you've ever heard of.

While there have been changes to Eclipse since the Second Edtion came out, I was able to figure it out and map between the examples in the book and Eclipse 3.2.1 without too much trouble.

2-0 out of 5 stars first edition was much better (at least w.r.t. text editors)
The first edition was simply great. Not only that it was the first book to describe how to write an Eclipse plugin, it still would be the best -- if Eclipse had stand still. The second edition is not too bad. But the chapter on writing a text editor plugin is so superficial that it could have been left out. Where the first edition described in (necessary detail) how to write a text editor plugin, the second edition just roughly describes the concepts, but no API usage, no example in the book's text. The code on the accompanying CD is somewhat better, but now (2006) partially out of date as well. So if you want to write a text editor, there currently is no book or article I am aware of, that really helps you. You have to dig through existing code and try to find out for youself, why things are as they are.

Finally, the first part of the book on how to use Eclipse could have been removed (~20% of the book) and the chapters on how to write plugins should have been enhanced.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
Like many others I wanted to extend Eclipse so I can be more productive. Unfortunately I found this book to be poorly written and the technical details vague. I know what I want to do, but the book (over 1000 pages) does not show me how?!

It explains the Eclipse architecture and idea goals which is fine but is repeated over and over again in various chapters of the book. I also could not get a handle on how it can be applied. This is not a practical guide to Eclipse. It is more about Eclipse's internal design which for most people is a waste of time. The online documents are more useful.

Note the book is also out of date. I tried to follow some of their sparse examples, but I quickly realized it's a waste of time because I have the latest Eclipse 3.11 installed and the examples were for Eclipse 3.0 and the menu options and API have changed. All in all, this book was a real let down.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly organized book
The book composes of 6 parts.

Part 1 fouces on how to use the Eclipse IDE.The authors do a good job in explaining how to use the Eclipse IDE.Once a while, you will pick up some tricks that you will find extremely useful.Unfortunately, it also explains things that seems obvious from the UI perspective.In short, you read through 10 lines to get one line of useful information.

Part 6 are the exercises that illustrates some simple concepts discussed in the previous section.That part does a pretty good job also.

The other 4 parts discuss how to extend Eclips IDE and to write Rich Client application. Unfortunately, the authors fail miserable in organizing the information. I am expecting the authors will first explain the basic concepts and then start with some simple application and then build on that.

Unfortunately, the first few chapters in those parts does a very poor job to give you a comprehensive overview. Then the authors will get into details that will make you completely lost.The worst part is that when they are getting into details, the section will fill with a lot of "forward looking" statements like do not worry about some details which will explain in later chapter.Sometimes, you will find that if they reverse the order of the chapters, it may be easier for you to understand.

This book definitely needs a better Editor to make the information more coherent, and to condense the information better.The authors should re-organize the chapters/information to start from building a simple application with a window compose of a few views and some manual items.

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17. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Music from the Motion Picture Score (Big-Note Piano)
by Howard Shore
Paperback: 48 Pages (2010-09-01)
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Now even beginning pianists can play music from Twilight: Eclipse. This songbook includes big-note arrangements of 10 selections from the score: As Easy as Breathing * Compromise/Bella's Theme * Eclipse (All Yours) * First Kiss * Imprinting * Jacob's Theme * Jasper * The Kiss * Victoria * Wedding Plans. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars not too exciting
This review is for Eclipse SCORE piano solo book. I was very disappointed after enjoying the New Moon SCORE piano solo book. Of course we are talking about different composers, but the piano solo version of this music in the Eclipse book is rather monotonous. If you play well, you will sight read this book once and put it away.
This music is much easier to play than the New Moon piano solo book, so an early intermediate player may enjoy it. ... Read more

18. Eclipse Plug-ins (3rd Edition)
by Eric Clayberg, Dan Rubel
Paperback: 928 Pages (2008-12-21)
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Producing a commercial-quality plug-in means going above and beyond the minimal requirements needed to integrate with Eclipse. It means attending to all those details that contribute to the “fit and polish” of a commercial offering. This comprehensive guide covers the entire process of plug-in development, including all the extra steps needed to achieve the highest quality results.

Building on two internationally best-selling previous editions, Eclipse Plug-ins, Third Edition, has been fully revised to reflect the powerful new capabilities of Eclipse 3.4. Leading Eclipse experts Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel present detailed, practical coverage of every aspect of plug-in development, as well as specific, proven solutions for the challenges developers are most likely to encounter.

All code examples, relevant API listings, diagrams, and screen captures have been thoroughly updated to reflect both the Eclipse 3.4 API and the latest Java syntax. In addition, Clayberg and Rubel have completely revamped their popular Favorites View case study, reworking much of its content and recreating its code from scratch. The authors carefully cover new functionality added to existing Eclipse features, such as views and editors, and fully explain brand-new features such as Commands, GEF, and PDE Build.

This extensively revised edition

  • Thoroughly covers Eclipse’s new preferences
  • Illuminates the powerful new Eclipse Command Framework, which replaces Eclipse’s older Action Framework
  • Presents extensive new discussions of using commands with views and editors
  • Introduces Mylyn, the new task-focused interface that reduces information overload and simplifies multi-tasking
  • Contains an all-new chapter on using the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) to build dynamic, interactive graphical user interface elements
  • Walks you step by step through the entire PDE Build process
  • Shows how to create update sites with p2, which replaces Eclipse’s old Update Manager
This book is designed for every experienced developer interested in extending the Eclipse platform, the Rational Software Development Platform, or any other platform that supports Eclipse plug-ins.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Too many forward references.
The book contains a lot of useful information and may be a good reference, but is a very difficult read for someone trying to learn plugin development. The main problem I have with the writing is that you get lost in the forward references. Rather than build up information as they go along, the authors suddenly discuss something that you've not encountered yet and then reference a section somewhere ahead in the book where they cover that topic. If it were once or twice that would be forgivable, but it's pervasive. It's like parts of the book were written backwards and turns reading the book into a constant random access page-flipping exercise.

I think this book could be excellent were it to be re-organized to eliminate the need for these forward references by building up the examples along the way while introducing the tools and techniques user/required as part of the process then leaving more complete and/or complex issues in the back in a technical reference section.

4-0 out of 5 stars Eclipse Plug-ins
Despite its huge size, this book isn't able to cover all of the Eclipse API in detail. For example, there isn't proper coverage of form editors and undo support.

There is an entire chapter devoted to GEF, but, like RCP, that seems like it needs to be a book of it's own in order to be useful. Btw I hope the RCP book in this series gets updated soon!

No complaints about the quality of the writing. Unlike many technical books this size, the writing doesn't degrade into lists and tables copied from the API documentation.

Didn't find any mistakes, but the book is bound to get outdated fast: The 3rd edition was written for Eclipse 3.4; the current version is now 3.5, and milestone builds are available for 3.6...

5-0 out of 5 stars Any programmer seeking an advanced Eclipse 'bible' of detail must have this
Eclipse has become a dominant force in applications and its success rests largely on its generous plug-in applications which extend its abilities to developers. That's why the second updated edition Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-Ins is key to any advanced programming collection specializing in Java or Eclipse: it's been revised to incorporate Eclipse 3.1 and 3.2 APIs, and offers both a quick introduction and a step-by-step reference for experienced Eclipse users to take the next advanced steps. Any programmer seeking an advanced Eclipse 'bible' of detail must have this.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too many trees, too little forest
I am writing Eclipse plug-ins for almost two years now and owned this book almost from the beginning. Looking back I must say that the book helped me get started and let me believe "it's possible". As probably many others I was a little intimidated at first by the vast possibilities of the framework.
Now that I am much more experienced I must say that whenever I look into the book it leaves me a little bit disappointed. It only adds little value to the "Platform Plug-in Developer Guide" which is part of the online documentation and already covers a lot.
The book goes into details and code very quickly without explaining the concepts very well. I still use the book every now and then for finding some nuggets not covered elsewhere and sometimes I get lucky but not too often.
Shall you buy this book? If you are a beginner and if you like to learn by programming a sample plug-in then yes. The more proficient you get the more the book will lose its value and you will use other sources of information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book(and a few suggestions)
If you're planning to write an eclipse plugin, this is THE book to read. The authors have done a fantastic job. Kudos.
Now a few suggestions.
The examples in the book can now be imported in the form of an eclipse plugin. This is great but the examples take a huge leap. For example, chapter 6 introduces you to the concept of views and shows you how to build a simple view with a table and a hard coded set of values. The example in chapter 7 is a huge leap in complexity. It would have been nice to have an example that shows you how to wire events to mouse clicks in the basic "One, Two, Three" view. Instead, the example in chapter 7 tries to do too much.As such, I can only give a limited time to reading the book and going through the examples. The jump in the complexity of the examples from chapter 6 to chapter 7 is like going from "hello world" to socket programming.

Again, my review is based on the perspective of someone who is writing eclipse plugins as productivity tools for my project, not as commercial products that I plan to sell. I may not be the right audience for your fantastic book but I suspect there are a lot of people like me who want to write plugins as productivity tools. Since your book is THE best book on eclipse plugins, I'm sure they'll be referring to it too.

Another thing: Part of the examples from chapter 7 don't seem to work. Specifically, the "add to favorites" button on the toolbar doesn't work because the selection object is of the type TextSelection and not IStructuredSelection. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Update: After having actually written a decent eclipse plugin, I have a list of suggestions for people who're just getting started.
1. Eclipse Corner is a very good resource for tips on writing eclipse plugins.
2. If you can't figure out how something is done, try looking for code on google codesearch. For example, lang:java eclipse ASTRewrite
3. If you're using Ganymede, you can see how things are done in the eclipse source code. For example, if you want to see the code that implements the outline view, select the outline view and hit Alt-Shift-F1. This will bring up the plugin spy. It will have a link to the source code that implements the outline view. Of course, the real code for the outline view is buried in a deep hierarchy but you get the general idea. ... Read more

19. Eclipse
by Steve Holzner
Paperback: 317 Pages (2004-05-01)
list price: US$44.95 -- used & new: US$8.63
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Asin: 0596006411
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Java programmers know how finicky Java can be to work with. An omitted semi-colon or the slightest typo will cause the Java command-line compiler to spew pages of annoying error messages across your screen. And it doesn't fix them--that's up to you: fix them, compile again, and hope that nothing goes wrong this time.

Eclipse, the popular Java integrated development environment (IDE) provides an elegant and powerful remedy for this common, frustrating scenario. It doesn't just catch your errors before you compile, it also suggests solutions. All you need to do is point and click. And it's free--what could be better? Still, if you're like most programmers, mastering a new technology--no matter how productive it will make you in the long run--is going to take a chunk out of your productivity now. You want to get up to speed quickly without sacrificing efficiency.

O'Reilly's new guide to the technology, Eclipse, provides exactly what you're looking for: a fast-track approach to mastery of Eclipse. This insightful, hands-on book delivers clear and concise coverage, with no fluff, that gets down to business immediately. The book is tightly focused, covering all aspects of Eclipse: the menus, preferences, views, perspectives, editors, team and debugging techniques, and how they're used every day by thousands of developers. Development of practical skills is emphasized with dozens of examples presented throughout the book.

From cover-to-cover, the book is pure Eclipse, covering hundreds of techniques beginning with the most basic Java development through creating your own plug-in editors for the Eclipse environment. Some of the topics you'll learn about include:

Using Eclipse to develop Java code

Testing and debugging

Working in teams using CVS

Building Eclipse projects using Ant

The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)

Web development

Developing Struts applications with Eclipse

From basics to advanced topics, Eclipse takes you through the fundamentals of Eclipse and more. You may be an Eclipse novice when you pick up the book, but you'll be a pro by the time you've finished. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book to learn Eclipse
The first 3 chapters were quite good. It might be a good book if it was updated.There have been many changes since Eclipse 3.0 and the screens are different.Some of the stuff I could figure out and was stuck after that.Even the programming examples are outdated.You have to spend way too much time debugging their Java examples to try to learn Eclipse.Don't waste your time on this book!There are better free tutorials on the web.

5-0 out of 5 stars Eclipse/OReilly - book review
Outstanding book, right to the point on installation, configuration, adding plugins and integration of other products like tortoise or CVS.

I highly recommend.Check the version you are or will be running and which version the book covers.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok book
I agree with most of the other reviews the book is a little disjointed but it does a better job of explaining Eclipse than the confusing on-line documentation. However I was a very disappointed that it did not cover any of the CDT (the C/C++ development tool) which in my opinion is just as important as the JDT (Java development tool) I switched to eclipse in order to have a common cross platform editor for Linux/Windows/OSX and I also wanted that for cross language development but the CDT was never touched upon.. grumble grumble...

4-0 out of 5 stars Eclipse, by Steve Holzner
I found this book very helpful in navigating through Eclipse. Be sure to check which version of Eclipse you have; there are differences that can lead to confusion for first time users.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting starting point but perhaps needs update
I stumbled onto Eclipse from a very unorthodox path. In my concurrent Java programming unit I continued to have problem in getting students to address all issues of import in their assignments. I thought that I should write a progressive series of programs to address one issue at a time. In class we were relying on command line compilation and execution of the Java programs.

To develop Java programs, I downloaded Eclipse IDE and started to write programs one project for each set of progressed specifications. Soon I had some 10 projects with 10 sets of codes. Eclipse was great, it allowed me to debug and see activities even in multi-threaded execution of programs. However, I wanted to have some transition among my 10 projects to be smooth. I wanted to use consistent interfaces, shared code for classes and comments. I wanted to learn more on refactoring functionality of the IDE. I bought the book to fill this goal.

Have not found much to help my goal but the book has exposed me GUI builder ideas V4ALL. But this project seem to be already gone. SWT was also a new exposure. I have not yet explored it but would it be acceptable replacement for Swing for a university course?

Over all the book is nice and easy introduction to using Eclipse IDE but much of what it introduces can easily be learned from the Eclipse help, tutorials and commonsense. It is time that the author be magnanimous and put the book on Web for all Eclipse beginners to read and adapt the tool. Good book but I am not sure if I can ask my students to spend money on purchasing a copy. An update to reflect the current state of the IDE would also be welcome. ... Read more

20. EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework (2nd Edition)
by Dave Steinberg, Frank Budinsky, Marcelo Paternostro, Ed Merks
Paperback: 744 Pages (2008-12-26)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$37.80
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Asin: 0321331885
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework


Dave Steinberg

Frank Budinsky

Marcelo Paternostro

Ed Merks


Series Editors: Erich Gamma • Lee Nackman • John Wiegand


The Authoritative Guide to EMF Modeling and Code Generation

The Eclipse Modeling Framework enables developers to rapidly construct robust applications based on surprisingly simple models. Now, in this thoroughly revised Second Edition, the project’s developers offer expert guidance, insight, and examples for solving real-world problems with EMF, accelerating development processes, and improving software quality.


This edition contains more than 40% new material, plus updates throughout to make it even more useful and practical. The authors illuminate the key concepts and techniques of EMF modeling, analyze EMF’s most important framework classes and generator patterns, guide you through choosing optimal designs, and introduce powerful framework customizations and programming techniques. Coverage includes


            •           Defining models with Java, UML, XML Schema, and Ecore

            •           NEW: Using extended Ecore modeling to fully unify XML with UML and Java

            •           Generating high-quality code to implement models and editors

            •           Understanding and customizing generated code

            •           Complete documentation of @model Javadoc tags, generator model properties, and resource save and load options

            •           NEW: Leveraging the latest EMF features, including extended metadata, feature maps, EStore, cross-reference adapters, copiers, and content types

            •           NEW: Chapters on change recording, validation, and utilizing EMF in stand-alone and Eclipse RCP applications

            •           NEW: Modeling generics with Ecore and generating Java 5 code


About the Authors


Dave Steinberg is a software developer in IBM Software Group. He has worked with Eclipse and modeling technologies since joining the company, and has been a committer on the EMF project since its debut in 2002.


Frank Budinsky, a senior architect in IBM Software Group, is an original coinventor of EMF and a founding member of the EMF project at Eclipse. He is currently cochair of the Service Data Objects (SDO) specification technical committee at OASIS and lead SDO architect for IBM.


Marcelo Paternostro is a software architect and engineer in IBM Software Group. He is an EMF committer and has been an active contributor to several other Eclipse projects. Before joining IBM, Marcelo managed, designed, and implemented numerous projects using Rational's tools and processes.


Ed Merks is the project lead of EMF and a colead of the top-level Modeling project at Eclipse. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science and has many years of in-depth experience in the design and implementation of languages, frameworks, and application development environments. Ed works as a software consultant in partnership with itemis AG.




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Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A fine survey of how to define models and solve real-world problems using EMF and software quality improvement
Libraries catering to Java and Eclipse programmers will find this second updated edition of "EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework" a fine survey of how to define models and solve real-world problems using EMF and software quality improvement. From understanding and customizing code to using the latest EMF features and understanding the validation process, EMF is a key guide users will find accessible and enlightening, with project developers offering expertise and insights.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for advanced Java professional
If you use Eclipse for Java programming, this is the book for you.It is written by the experts for the experts.Borland, IBM, Oracle, SunMicro Systems, and many other firms continue to embrace Java.Financial houses on Wall Street continue to develop Java applications.The book will be better if a complete example can be given in more details. ... Read more

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