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Psychlone

By Greg Bear
  • ISBN Code: : 1497607299
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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An evil spawned from the horrors of World War II wreaks havoc on a small New Mexico town in this novel from the “master of the grand-scale SF novel” (Booklist). Curiosity may kill Larry Fowler. A scientist from New Mexico, Fowler is hot on the trail of a mysterious phenomenon that is known to freeze animals instantly and can demolish an entire town. Part ghost story, part science fiction, part political treatise, Greg Bear's novel tracks Fowler on his journey to discover the true nature of the PSYCHLONE.

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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316123021
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: hull-zero-three.pdf

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497608929
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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Artificially intelligent cities rise up against humanity in this “excellent novel. It came on me as a surprise, and it knocked me out!” (Harlan Ellison). In a theocratic world far into the future, cities control their own movements and organization. Constantly moving, growing and decaying, taking care of every need their inhabitants might think of, the cities have decided that humans are no longer a necessary part of their architecture, casting them out to wander in the wilderness and eke out a meager subsistence. To the exiled humans, the cities represent a paradisiacal Eden, a reminder of all they cannot attain due to their sinful and unworthy natures. But things are beginning to change. People are no longer willing to allow the cities to keep them out, choosing instead to force an entry and plunder at will. The cities are starting to crumble and die because they have no purpose or reason to continue living without citizens. One woman, called mad by some and wise by others, is the only human allowed to inhabit a city. From her lonely and precarious position at the heart of one of the greatest cities ever, she must decide the fate of the relationship between human society and the ancient strongholds of knowledge, while making one last desperate attempt to save the living cities.

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0307795683
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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MASTER AND APPRENTICE The Force is strong in twelve-year-old Anakin Skywalker . . . so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted young Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan? like his slain Master Qui-Gon?believes Anakin may be the chosen one, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, find his own balance. Dispatched to the mysterious planet of Zonama Sekot, source of the fastest ships in the galaxy, Obi-Wan and Anakin are swept up in a swirl of deadly intrigue and betrayal. They sense a disturbance in the Force unlike any they have encountered before. It seems there are more secrets on Zonama Sekot than meet the eye. But the search for those secrets will threaten the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin . . . and bring the troubled young apprentice face-to-face with his deepest fears?and his darkest destiny. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 162579147X
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 382
  • Pdf File: hackers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the tradition of Mirrorshades¾stories from the virtual frontierã A collection of short stories from the virtual frontier follows the exploits of the world's most notorious hackers and includes contributions from Greg Bear, William Gibson, Robert Silverberg, and Bruce Sterling. This wide-ranging collection of cyberspace tales, featuring the most cutting-edge writers in science fiction, goes beyond the stereotypes of computer rogues and delves into the true heart--and art--of hackerdom. _Burning ChromeÓ by William Gibson _Spirit of the NightÓ by Tom Maddox _Blood SistersÓ by Greg Egan _Rock OnÓ by Pat Cadigan _The Pardoners TaleÓ by Robert Silverberg _Living WillÓ by Alexander Jablokov _DogfightÓ by Michael Swanwick and Willia Gibson _Our Neural ChernobylÓ by Bruce Sterling _(Learning about) Machine SexÓ by Candas Jane Dorsey _Conversations with MichaelÓ by Daniel Marcus _Gene WarsÓ by Paul J. McAuley _SpewÓ by Neal Stephenson _TangentsÓ by Greg Bear At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345464923
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: darwin-s-radio.pdf

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HUGO AWARD FINALIST • “WOW! What a splendid (scary) notion: a human upgrade! What a superb plot! Darwin's Radio is bloody damned good.”—Anne McCaffrey “Virus hunter” Christopher Dicken is a man on a mission, following a trail of rumors, government cover-ups, and dead bodies around the globe in search of a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women and invariably results in miscarriage. But when Dicken finds what he’s looking for, the answer proves to be stranger—and far deadlier—than he ever could have imagined. Something that has slept in human DNA for millions of years is waking up. Molecular biologist Kaye Lang has spent her career tracing ancient retroviruses in the human genome. She believes these microscopic fossils can come to life again. But when Dicken’s discovery becomes public, Lang’s theory suddenly turns to chilling fact. As the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve—an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all. Praise for Darwin’s Radio “Bear is one of our very best, and most innovative, speculative writers.”—New York Daily News “Superb . . . Bear's novel is frighteningly believable with a lot of clearly explained hard science, but the personal struggles of the well-realized characters keep everything on a human level.”—Focus “Bear is a writer of passionate vision.”—Locus “Darwin’s Radio scores a high rating on the thrill monitor.”—Birmingham Post (England) “Absorbing and ingenious.”—Kirkus Reviews

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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625791151
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: nanotech.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ten mind-blowing tales from the cutting edge of technologyã Imagine a technology that can change the structure and function of your own body...or that can devour an entire country. This is nanotechnology--the creation of self-replicating machines with the capability to build or alter almost any structure, including the human form, by manipulating atoms or molecules--and it has captured the imaginations of science fiction writers and readers everywhere. Now these ten short tales will capture you... "Blood Music" by Greg Bear "Margin of Error" by Nancy Kress "Axiomatic" by Greg Egan "Remember'd Kisses" by Michael F. Flynn "Recording Angel" by Ian McDonald "Sunflowers" by Kathleen Ann Goonan "The Logic Pool" by Stephen Baxter "Any Major Dude" by Paul Di Filippo "We Were Out of Our Minds with Joy" by David Marusek "Willy in the Nano-Lab" by Geoffrey A. Landis At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345464915
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: darwin-s-children.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Greg Bear’s Nebula Award–winning novel, Darwin’s Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution—one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where “survival of the fittest” takes on astonishing and controversial new dimensions. Eleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNA—a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence . . . and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the “old” human race. Fear and hatred of the virus children have made them a persecuted underclass, quarantined by the government in special “schools,” targeted by federally sanctioned bounty hunters, and demonized by hysterical segments of the population. But pockets of resistance have sprung up among those opposed to treating the children like dangerous diseases—and who fear the worst if the government’s draconian measures are carried to their extreme. Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are part of this small but determined minority. Once at the forefront of the discovery and study of the SHEVA outbreak, they now live as virtual exiles in the Virginia suburbs with their daughter, Stella—a bright, inquisitive virus child who is quickly maturing, straining to break free of the protective world her parents have built around her, and eager to seek out others of her kind. But for all their precautions, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella have not slipped below the government’s radar. The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the new-breed children monitor their every move—watching and waiting for the opportunity to strike the next blow in their escalating war to preserve “humankind” at any cost.

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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1643509144
  • Total of Pages : 712
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Code : 1483685349
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: assorted-hits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Setting: New York City, the 1980s, the music business and the underworld. Meet Savannah, the sassy, sexy heroine of Assorted Hits: Music, Murder, Mayhem and the Mob©. A girl who fi nds herself in a bit of trouble after aiming her pearl-handled .22 caliber in the direction of Leonardo Ingrasio Pasquale (better known in the music biz as LIP), owner of AlBea Records and Savannah’s boss of several years. (Once, she would have taken a bullet for LIP. Now she put three in him.) After pulling the trigger, her adventures really begin. Surrounded by a cast of characters that includes the suave and oh-so-manly Jimmy Big Balls (Bs to his friends), who loves Savannah like a daughter and has friends in important (read: connected) places to keep her from harm. The Chuppah Boys, record company types who are so busy kissing ass that they are constantly in need of Chapstick and in danger of missing the next big thing. I.C. Greenfi elds, the lawyer extraordinaire who can work both a courtroom and a press junket at the same time. Through it all Savannah fi nds herself on the ride of her life, dishing out attitude and sex appeal in generous doses. There’s the mystery man, whose involvement in her defense reveals juicy tidbits from LIP’s past. The oldworld parents, who raised Savannah née Shoshanna Sneider in Brooklyn to be a good Orthodox Jewish girl. This is the story of Savannah in all her glory. With street-smart savvy, music business mojo and leopard skin stilettos, she’s the girl behind the gun, behind the scenes and in front of the jury. It’s a story you don’t want to miss, because this is only the beginning.

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497607205
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: the-forge-of-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This doomsday masterpiece from the author of Eon and Hull Zero Three was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards. On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone. On September 28th, Edward Shaw finds an error in the geological records of Death Valley. A cinder cone was left off the map. Could it be new? Or, stranger yet, could it be artificial? The answer may be lying beside it—a dying Guest who brings devastating news for Edward and for Planet Earth. As more unexplained phenomena spring up around the globe—a granite mountain appearing in Australia, sounds emanating from the earth’s core, flashes of light among the asteroids—it becomes clear to some that the end is approaching, and there is nothing we can do. In The Forge of God, award-winning author Greg Bear describes the final days of the world on both a massive, scientific scale and in the everyday, emotional context of individual human lives. Facing the destruction of all they know, some people turn to God, others to their families, and a few turn to saviors promising escape from a planet being torn apart. Will they make it in time? And who gets left behind to experience the last moments of beauty and chaos on earth? Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards, The Forge of God is an engrossing read, breathtaking in its scope and in its detail.

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By Kevin R. Smith
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  • Publisher : Kevin R. Smith
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: paperback-inferno-index.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Indexes, covers and tables of contents of Paperback Inferno (issues 43-97, 1983-1992), the paperback reviews journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). As well as complete tables of contents of all these issues, this book includes indexes to every book and magazine reviewed, every cover artist, and every letter writer, along with summary statistics of the issues.

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By Ben Sheldon
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 149693637X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: lotsa-laughs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

LOTSA LAUGHS is a book of jokes and hilarious observations, which Ben Sheldon had recorded in his note books, over several years. It’s a very funny collection of mostly one- or two-liners. Each one of them was original or independently conceived at the time of recording and dating in the author’s note books. References to real known personalities are not necessarily true, but is done in parody, within protected free speech on satire. There are seven sections to the book, labeled “Chapters”, in the Index. Each chapter is aimed at the reader who would enjoy predominantly that kind of humor. For instance, one may laugh at the unique observations in politics, but pass on to another friend or family member some funny aspects of different faiths or innocent, lighthearted takeoffs on ethnicity. A prudish reader may want to save the chapter on bedroom humor for an unblushing neighbor. In any case, said bedroom chapter is written in good taste, with no pornography. The eclectic, broad-minded reader will, of course, enjoy all the levels of humor in this unique joke book, Lotsa Laughs. For those who love the creative use of words in different unexpected contexts, there is a chapter on Tongue Twisters. Another chapter is about “Fun with Words”. All the humor in Lotsa Laughs is innocent and harmless fun at ourselves and our social, political and religious mores. It is meant to laugh WITH and NOT AT the subjects of humor. Lotsa Laughs would also make a good reference book for speakers seeking an attention-getting funny opening remark for their speech. A future Henny Youngman may find the one-liners in Lotsa Laughs a good fit for their training manual.

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By Greg Bear
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316223964
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: take-back-the-sky.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The conclusion to an epic interstellar trilogy of war from master of science fiction, Greg Bear. Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn's moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists, both intent on wiping out their growing awareness of what the helpful alien Gurus are really doing in our solar system. Haunted by their dead and by the ancient archives of our Bug ancestors, the former combatants must now team up with their enemies, forget their indoctrination and their training, and journey far beyond Pluto to the fabled Planet X, the Antagonists' home world, a Sun-Planet in the comet-generating Kuiper belt. It's here that Master Sergeant Venn will finally understand his destiny and the destiny of every intelligent being in the solar system-including the enigmatic Gurus.

War Dogs

By Greg Bear
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  • Book Code : 0316335762
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: war-dogs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

AN EPIC INTERSTELLAR TALE OF WAR FROM A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION. One more tour on the red. Maybe my last. They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back. It was a very big shoe, completely slathered in crap. They had been hounded by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and were now stretched thin -- and they needed our help. And so our first bill came due. Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price. As always. These enemies were already inside our solar system and were moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth. On Mars.

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By Greg Bear
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  • Book Code : 0316223999
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 859
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A new planet. A new battle. Same war. After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael Venn finds himself back on earth in enforced isolation. Through a dangerous series of operations he returns to Mars to further his investigation into the Drifters--ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the red planet. But another front in the war leads his team to make the difficult journey to Saturn's moon, Titan. Here, in the cauldron of war, hides new truths about the Drifters, the origin of life in our solar system and the plans of the supposedly benevolent Gurus, who have been "sponsoring" and supporting humanity in their fight against outside invaders. Killing Titan is the second book in the epic interstellar War Dogs trilogy from master of science fiction, Greg Bear.

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  • Total of Pages : 390
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Y ou could say man into wolf and wolf into man got blasted into existence. You could also say the Tasmanian Aborigines and the Tasmanian Wolf got blasted out of existence. It’s called extinction and it lasts forever and, when Ihe the wolfman did the sums of early Tasmania, it all added up. This was except for one thing… the existence of the truly last Thylacine Wolf hiding out somewhere life-giving and life-preserving from the ever-hunters and the always-killers. This made it all the more urgent for Ihe to find the great beast first, in order to brace up its unique animal-kind courage before they tracked it down. They are always tracking it down. But Ihe was Man and also Wolf, as one, and he was on the scent too… that for every eye done to extinction was a human hunter’s eye and for every done-in eye tooth was a human hunter’s tooth. And for flesh, what better than human flesh? But first, there was his famous arch-enemy to hunt down and run from, both. It was bad enough when he planted his foot in the wrong place and the Army’s report about it concluding: ‘In any hairy situations, this will undoubtedly change how he gets a lot of looks’. But what would the Army know about the trauma that transmogrifies? It’s always been nits or nothing with him, anyhow. It’s just that Ihe the wolfman didn’t want to end up like the presumed last Tasmanian Wolf hanging from a rafter. That great shame.

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  • Category : Fiction
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A Nebula Award–winning novella by the author of Moving Mars and the Eon trilogy. Humans have been engaged in a long war against an advanced alien race, the Senexi. But the possibility for peace may finally exist, thanks to a young girl who learns of the enemy’s larger role and humanity’s opportunity to evolve, in this award-winning story by the author of Darwin’s Radio and many other highly acclaimed works of science fiction.

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A Japanese WWII soldier finds himself on an alien world in this novel from the bestselling “master of the grand-scale SF novel” (Booklist). Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two lovebirds cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.

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  • Book Code : 9781452008790
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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Finally! A Complete, Easy To Follow Humor Manual with More Than 1,000 Ways to Be Funnier Than You Ever Thought Possible! Humorist & roast master shares his private collection of the worlds funniest clean jokes, one liners and illustrations. Youll also learn: The art & science of remembering & telling jokes. A simple process that will have you remembering & telling jokes like a pro. How to serve the perfect humorous roast. A complete step by step format for performing a side-splitting roast on anyone.

ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474447635
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: refocus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book looks at Spike Jonze's ground-breaking work in both features and short forms, exploring the impact of his filmmaking across a range of philosophical and cultural discussions

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504021436
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 935
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-farthest-suns.pdf

Book Short Summary:

7 remarkable stories, newly revised for this collection, showcase the award-winning talents of one of the 21st century’s finest writers of speculative fiction Whether penning science fiction (Moving Mars, Queen of Angels, War Dogs), alternate history (the Mongoliad series with Neal Stephenson), or fantasy (Sleepside, The Infinity Concerto), Greg Bear tells stories that engage the reader’s intellect while gripping the imagination. His short fiction is no exception. Beyond the Farthest Suns takes readers to the far end of the universe and the borders of scientific understanding. The volume includes: · “The Way of All Ghosts,” set in the bestselling universe of Eon and Eternity; · “The Venging,” which takes a group of desperate fugitives fleeing alien dominance down into the awesome gateway of a black hole; · “The Fall of the House of Escher,” in which a world-famous illusionist is brought back from the dead for a terrifying command performance; · “Hardfought,” the critically acclaimed Nebula Award–winning story showcasing a far future in which a legendary female pilot and her alien captor are forced into a tapestry of echoing lives where they struggle to communicate and find the deepest secrets of their history. These works, along with 3 additional entries, stunningly illustrate how Bear interweaves the rationality of science with remarkable characters whose thoughts and emotions reflect our own.

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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 147940358X
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: the-other-time.pdf

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A step in an odd direction -- a moment of dizziness - and archaeologist Dan Fielding was thrust through an invisible barrier found hundred years into the past. He was still in the Mexican desert -- but it was the desert of the 16th century, and Mexico was in the grip of the conquistador Hernando Cortez. Inevitably, Cortez captured Fielding -- and learned of the rich territory north of the Rio Grande. The land that would one day become the U.S. would be his next conquest. Unless Fielding could rally the Indians and erase Cortez's bloody footsteps from the New World forever!

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By Greg Bear
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345507134
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: city-at-the-end-of-time.pdf

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Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author, Greg Bear is one of science fiction’s most accomplished writers. Bold scientific speculation, riveting plots, and a fierce humanism reflected in characters who dare to dream of better worlds distinguish his work. Now Bear has written a mind-bendingly epic novel that may well be his masterpiece. Do you dream of a city at the end of time? In a time like the present, in a world that may or may not be our own, three young people–Ginny, Jack, and Daniel–dream of a doomed, decadent city of the distant future: the Kalpa. Ginny’s and Jack’s dreams overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward, into the minds of two inhabitants of the Kalpa–a would-be warrior, Jebrassy, and an inquisitive explorer, Tiadba–who have been genetically retro-engineered to possess qualities of ancient humanity. As for Daniel: He dreams of an empty darkness–all that his future holds. But more than dreams link Ginny, Jack, and Daniel. They are fate-shifters, born with the ability to skip like stones across the surface of the fifth dimension, inhabiting alternate versions of themselves. And each guards an object whose origin and purpose are unknown: gnarled, stony artifacts called sum-runners that persist unchanged through all versions of time. Hunted by others with similar powers who seek the sum-runners on behalf of a terrifying, goddess-like entity known as the Chalk Princess, Ginny, Jack, and Daniel are drawn, despite themselves, into an all but hopeless mission to rescue the future–and complete the greatest achievement in human history.

Vitals

By Greg Bear
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504025105
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: vitals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A harrowing thriller based on real-life discoveries in cell theory and the battle against aging and death by the bestselling author of Darwin’s Radio and War Dogs Scientist Hal Cousins is on the brink of success in his quest to determine the biological underpinnings of immortality. Funded by angel investors, the brilliant researcher makes a trip by submersible to the bottom of the sea, searching for primitive one-celled organisms that may be related to the earliest life forms on Earth. But the trip turns into a nightmare when Cousins’s pilot goes berserk and turns on him. The homicidal attack is only the first in a series of events that sends the biochemist on the run, pursued by faceless enemies who want his studies terminated and Cousins dead. Cousins must face the realization that his research has brought him into contact with a vast conspiracy. Across the country, scientists are being murdered to cover up the fact that someone has discovered how to control minds through bacterial manipulation—and that the trigger bacteria now infects much of the world’s population. Discredited and not knowing whom to trust, Cousins must gamble everything with Earth’s very survival at stake. Award-winning author Greg Bear creates a tense, stunningly plausible thriller all too firmly rooted in scientific fact.

Word Fugitives

By Barbara Wallraff
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061758701
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: word-fugitives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the many thousands of dictionary words at our disposal, our language can be dismayingly inadequate. How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you want it to but failed to find anything suitable anywhere? Most of us, it turns out, lead lives rife with experiences, people, and things that have no names. At least, they lacked names until now. Word Fugitives comes to the rescue, supplying hundreds of inspired words coined or redefined to meet everyday needs. For instance, wouldn't it be handy to have a word for the momentary confusion people experience when they hear a cell phone ringing and wonder whether it's theirs? (How about fauxcellarm, phonundrum, or pandephonium?) Or what about a word for offspring who are adults? (Try unchildren or offsprung.) Or a word for the irrational fear when you're throwing a party that no one will show up? (That might be guestlessness, empty-fest syndrome, or fete-alism.) This mind- and vocabulary-expanding book grew out -- way out -- of Barbara Wallraff's popular column in The Atlantic Monthly. Brimming with irresistible diversions and pop quizzes; illuminated by contributions and commentary from authors, linguists, and leading language authorities; and enlivened by pleas for help from people whose words have yet to be found, Word Fugitives will captivate and inspire anyone who ever struggles to describe the world that he or she, or they, or thon (thon? see page 141) lives in.

Sh*t Moments in New Zealand Sport

By Geoff Rissole,Rick Furphy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1761060651
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: sh-t-moments-in-new-zealand-sport.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This bitingly funny collection looks at the worst 50 moments in our sporting history. These mishaps and humiliations range from epic chokes on the world stage to refereeing injustices, to shameless off-field shenanigans. Sport is part of the fabric of our nation; it's the core of our fragile national identity. But it can break your heart and take a dump on it in one swift movement. You'll find some catharsis in this light-hearted shortlist of shit, this comprehensive catalogue of catastrophes, this dossier of diabolical debacles and downright disasters.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review

By Neil Barron,R. Reginald
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0893706248
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: science-fiction-and-fantasy-book-review.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."

Psych and Philosophy

By Robert Arp
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Book Code : 0812698266
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: psych-and-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“I’m getting something,” says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them? Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining tour through the philosophical issues raised by a fake psychic. Can faulty logic get to the truth quicker than good logic? Are other people to blame for Shawn’s deceptions, because they’re more ready to credit him with supernatural powers than with superior natural powers? Is instinct more important than smart thinking—in police work and in life? Is it ethical to tell lies to promote the truth (and protect the public from criminals)? Almost every episode of Psych revolves around a grisly death, treated humorously by the repartee between Shawn and Gus. The show has much to tell us about human ways of coping with death, as well as about the problem of justified knowledge, the ethics of law enforcement, and the interaction of love, friendship, loyalty, and professionalism.

OUTSIDE SOMEWHERE, A LAMP BURNS

By Shivcharan Jaggi Kussa
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  • Publisher : BlueRose Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: outside-somewhere-a-lamp-burns.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As the saying goes, people living in Punjab undergo daily challenges each day. A mix of happiness and sorrows is what a life takes with it. This novel talks about scenario before the Indo-Pak separation and then the painful relocation of people across the border. People and life started settling down and then when things started getting a little better, Punjab got hit by the Nirankari kaand in Amritsar in the year 1978, which again disrupted peace in Punjab. It took a long time for Punjab to restore normalcy. Little did Punjab get respite that 1984 witnessed operation Blue Star which hurt the very soul of Punjab and Punjabis across the world. The rage and turmoil destroyed Punjab and killed many innocents. Humanity cried, old eyes got tired and despaired; many people migrated to Delhi in a hope of a new life and as an escape to finally become victim of riots following the assassination of the then Prime Minister. The pain and sufferings by the people of Punjab right from the days of partition till their pursuit of settlement has been expressed by the writer in this novel.

The Rosetta Codex

By Richard Paul Russo
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101208457
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: the-rosetta-codex.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cale Alexandros was five years old when the path of his life was irrevocably altered. As the scion of a wealthy and powerful family, he enjoyed a privileged existence—until his family’s starship was attacked en route to Morningstar, the lone outpost of civilization on a savage planet known as Conrad’s World. In an escape ship, Cale crash-landed in the wilds, and was picked from the wreckage by nomads. For years, Cale is forced to endure life as a slave, sold and shuffled from one group of brutish thugs to another—until a trader recognizes a glimmer of promise in Cale’s eyes, and frees him. Cale travels far and wide, but he never forgets what happened long ago, in the desert wastes . . . when, in a strange, ancient temple, he found a book with pages made of a strange metal, and writings he could not identify. When he finally reaches Morningstar, he comes to realize that the book is a key to understanding a language never heard by mankind, an alien dialect. It also holds a secret that some people want to learn, a treasure that some want for themselves, and a revelation that some will do anything to control.

Learn to Weld

By Stephen Christena
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  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Book Code : 1610589009
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: learn-to-weld.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Master MIG welding and the metal fabrication techniques you need to repair, create, and duplicate projects in your home welding studio. Learn to Weld starts with the basics: setting up your studio, the right safety gear and safety procedures, and the equipment and materials you will need to begin with welding. With the help of step-by-step metalworking photos and tutorials, you will learn detailed techniques for cutting and grinding, and for joinery using a MIG welder. Practice the techniques and projects, and you’ll soon be able to repair, create, and duplicate metal fabrication projects in your own welding studio. Best of all, you will have both the fundamental skills and the confidence you need to create whatever is in your imagination. With Learn to Weld you’ll be equipped to conquer a world of welding projects.