Children of the Old Stars

By David Lee Summers

The Cluster is an unlimited alien computing device that destroys starships indiscriminately in its quest for anything or somebody. Commander John Mark Ellis, disgraced and booted out of the carrier whilst he fails to avoid wasting a service provider send, believes the major to preventing the Cluster is verbal exchange. His mom, Suki Firebrandt Ellis, is an astronomer who believes the very leaders of the galaxy are withholding information regarding the Cluster. Clyde McClintlock believes the Cluster is God incarnate, looking retribution. G'Liat is an alien warrior whose personal starship used to be destroyed by means of the Cluster. All jointly, they got down to clear up the secret of the Cluster prior to it unearths the item of its quest.

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Game Masters - Achievement Unlocked: Six Novels of Epic Gaming Adventure

By Jaron Lee Knuth, Mari Mancusi, Anthea Sharp, P. Aaron Potter, Thomas K. Carpenter, Shannen Camp

Six bestselling authors of gamer-themed fiction discover the intersection of pixels and fact, tackling giant concerns with lots of event and geeky goodness alongside the best way. From a modern day coming of age story filled with humor to a gritty speculative dystopian destiny, those bestselling and award-winning authors convey, with books that discover the limits of immersive gaming.

Join the hackers and heroes adventuring inside of those digital pages, yet watch out! wasting the sport has dire effects, not just for the gamers, yet for the complete world.

MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER - P. Aaron Potter *Exclusive Content*
In the realm of Crucible, Andrew doesn't need to fear approximately what significant to pursue, or even if he may still get a summer time task. All he has to fret approximately is whether he'll get eaten. yet with a hacker at the free contained in the online game, the stakes flip life-or-death.

FEYLAND: THE darkish REALM - Anthea Sharp, united states this present day bestselling author
High-tech gaming and historical magic collide while a working laptop or computer video game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie. Jennet Carter by no means proposal hacking into her dad's new epic-fantasy sim-game will be so exciting... or harmful. yet at the back of the interface, darkish magic awaits, top her towards a conflict that may try out her to her limits and value her greater than she ever imagined.
GAMERS - Thomas okay. Carpenter
Two issues for brushing your tooth. Ten issues for conserving your room tidy. Seventy-two issues for the Bioeconomic video game layout pop quiz at the experience to college on your own FunCar. one other thirty for making each hurdle in gymnasium category. lifestyles is a video game, until you're now not the only winning.

LEVEL 0 - Jaron Lee Knuth
When the sequel to a well-liked identify is published to the general public for a distinct beta try, a gaggle of avid gamers eagerly log in to aim out the recent adventure. What sounds like innocuous violence fast turns all too consequential whilst the gamers discover the game's greatest mistakes: They can't log out.

PWNED - Shannon Camp
Reagan West has an ideal lifestyles. She's on the best of the highschool nutrients chain as co-captain of the cheerleading squad and she's top buddies with the main evil woman on the town, Tawny Perez, this means that she's by no means at the receiving finish of her wrath. the single hassle in Reagan's excellent existence comes from the specter of her soiled little mystery leaking to her fellow classmates... she's a closet gamer and hates her position because the evil cheerleader.

ALTERNITY - Mari Mancusi, Award-winning author
Imagine each evening coming into a nightmare international you can't break out and being instructed your genuine lifestyles is not anything greater than a dream. Skye Brown suggestion she had it all--good grades, a sizzling boyfriend, and an excellent warmer task beta trying out RPG videogames. yet in recent years she can't take pleasure in any of it as a result desires. Of a post-apocalyptic global. A bleak underground wilderness. A fight opposed to a dystopian regime.

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Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, Book 3)

By Connie Willis

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic position, with rankings of time-traveling historians being despatched into the earlier. Michael Davies is prepping to visit Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is dealing with a host of bratty 1940 evacuees and attempting to speak her thesis adviser into letting her visit VE-Day. Polly Churchill’s subsequent task may be as a shopgirl in the course of London’s Blitz. yet now the time-travel lab is without warning canceling assignments and switching round everyone’s schedules. And while Michael, Merope, and Polly ultimately get to international battle II, issues simply worsen. For there they face air raids, blackouts, and dive-bombing Stukas—to say not anything of a starting to be feeling that not just their assignments however the struggle and background itself are spiraling uncontrolled. simply because unexpectedly the once-reliable mechanisms of time go back and forth are exhibiting major system faults, and our heroes are starting to query their so much firmly held trust: that no historian can in all likelihood swap the previous.

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The Sandcats of Rhyl

By Robert E. Vardeman

Spacepedition! Nightwind and his cyborg significant other have been an not going group through galactic criteria, yet they shared a fierce force for independence and experience. after they heard concerning the misplaced civilization, and its untapped treasures, they wasted no time to go looking for it. yet Rhyl was once a barren, unrelenting planet; coated with never-ending deserts, and lethal sciroccos. They have been ready for that hassle, yet no longer for the beasts―sandcats of Hell!

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The Search for the Dice Man

By Luke Rhinehart

The cube Man's son needs to roll the cube himself as his neat and orderly global starts to crumble.

Larry Rhinehart is the son of the renegade psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart, who brought the area to dice-living and cube remedy, the place judgements are made no longer by means of the self yet by means of the roll of a die. considering the fact that his father abandoned him while he was once nonetheless a baby, Larry has bitterly rejected every thing his father stood for. He has embraced order and keep watch over. Now a filthy rich Wall road analyst, he's approximately to marry the boss's daughter, and develop into lots wealthier.
Then fatherland protection indicates up in Larry’s workplace looking for his father, who's suspected of being at the back of acts of cyber struggle opposed to govt, banking and Wall road pursuits. Larry's rigorously equipped global starts off to collapse. pressured to aim locate his father prior to the govt. can, his seek is made within the corporation of Kim, a beautiful admirer of Luke’s. His quest takes him to Lukedom, a cube Commune the place each person alterations roles each day—to Larry’s personal dicing, which results in love, a damaged engagement, rigging the inventory market—and overall chaos.
Larry’s seek is by way of turns humorous, relocating, and erotic. by the point he eventually confronts his father he has been profoundly and hilariously replaced and his formerly profitable, conservative lifestyles has been grew to become on its head.

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The Marriage Tree

By Christopher G. Moore

It really is ok for Thais to think in ghosts-it's their birthright. yet why is Vincent Calvino seeing ghosts, and why are they so indignant? Calvino is haunted through a sequence of deaths in Rangoon and Bangkok, while he stumbles onto a brand new homicide case-but is it a brand new case, or an previous one back from the useless? A homicide research leads Calvino inside of an underworld community smuggling Rohingya out of unlawful camps and detention facilities. Calvino seems to be for the killer within the mystical Thai international of sword and marriage timber.

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Fire with Fire

By Charles E. Gannon

COMPTON criminal AWARD FOR top FIRST NOVEL. NEBULA AWARD FINALIST. New technology Fiction Adventure sequence! nationwide Bestseller in alternate paperback.  An agent for a undercover agent association uncovers an alien alliance in within reach interstellar space—an alliance that might quickly contain humanity in politics and conflict on a galactic scale.

2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth’s Moon—a history-changing clandestine project—and finally ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his issues. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a replaced international. Humanity has accomplished faster-than-light commute and is pioneering within sight famous person structures. And now, Riordan is forced to develop into an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan’s challenge: shuttle to a newly settled international and examine even if a primitive neighborhood species used to be sentient—enough so that you can have outfitted a misplaced civilization.

However, arriving on web site within the Delta Pavonis process, Caine discovers that the activity he’s been given is something yet mystery or secure. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his each step, it is transparent that somebody does not wish his project to be successful. in any case, it takes the broad-based insights of an intelligence analyst and an identical intuition for intrigue to ferret out the reality: that humanity is neither by myself within the cosmos nor secure. Earth is printed to be the lynchpin planet in an drawing close fight for interstellar dominance, a fight into which it truly is being irresistibly dragged. getting to know new risks at each flip, Riordan needs to now persuade the powers-that-be that the one manner for humanity to outlive as a loose species is to stand the perils directly—and to struggle hearth with fire.

WINNER OF THE COMPTON criminal AWARD FOR most sensible FIRST NOVEL

About Fire with Fire:
“Chuck Gannon is a type of great finds—someone as happy with characters as he's with expertise, and both adept at offering these characters with difficulties to resolve. ingenious, enjoyable, and never afraid to step at the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his tales don't disappoint.”—David Weber

"If we meet powerful extraterrestrial beings in the market, do we endure the destiny of the Aztecs and Incas, or locate the agility to outlive? Gannon fizzes with principles in regards to the risky politics of first contact.”—David Brin

"The plot is interesting after which a few. Well-developed and self-consistent; clever readers are going to love it."—Jerry Pournelle

"[T]he intersecting plot threads, motion and well-conceived technology saved these pages turning."—SF Crowsnest

About Starfire sequence hit, Extremis, coauthored by way of Charles E. Gannon:
“Vivid. . . conflict sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly

"It’s a grand, enjoyable sequence of battles and campaigns, helpful of whatever Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog

About Charles E. Gannon:
"[A] powerful [writer of]. . .military SF. . .[much] motion happening in his paintings, with loads of physics at the back of it. there's a actual feel of the urgency of conflict and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus

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The Shipping News: A Novel (Scribner Classics)

By Annie Proulx

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide ebook Award, The transport News is a party of Annie Proulx's genius for storytelling and her lively contribution to the paintings of the unconventional.

Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head formed like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday existence while his two-timing spouse meets her simply deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his emotionally disturbed daughters to come along with her to the starkly attractive coastal panorama in their ancestral domestic in Newfoundland. the following, on desolate Quoyle's aspect, in a home empty with the exception of a number of mementos of the family's unsavory prior, the battered participants of 3 generations attempt to cobble up new lives.
Newfoundland is a rustic of coast and cove the place the mercury hardly rises above 70 levels, the neighborhood culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's more straightforward to commute by means of boat and snowmobile than on whatever with wheels. during this harsh position of merciless storms, a collapsing fishery, and persistent unemployment, the aunt units up as a yacht upholsterer in within reach Killick-Claw, and Quoyle reveals a role reporting the delivery information for the neighborhood weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that makes a speciality of sexual-abuse tales and grisly images of vehicle accidents).

because the lengthy wintry weather closes its jaws of ice, all of the Quoyles confronts deepest demons, reels from disaster to minor triumph -- within the corporation of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned usher in Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals international information from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to acknowledge; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and outdated Billy beautiful, along with his bag of secrets and techniques. by the point of the spring storms Quoyle has realized the best way to intestine cod, to flee from a pickle jar, and to tie a real lover's knot.

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A Sudden Change of Heart

By Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford has turn into one of many world's so much adored storytellers, having written fourteen bestselling novels that went directly to turn into enduring favorites. In A unexpected switch of Heart, readers are once more invited to fall below the spell of a mystical weaver of stories at her such a lot seductive.

Laura Valiant and Claire Benson are most sensible associates from early life and feature remained really shut in the course of the turmoil of grownup existence. they've got a lot to have a good time: Laura is a accomplice in a hard and profitable artwork dealership in manhattan, and her marriage to the good-looking and constantly amiable Doug turns out to come back correct from a storybook. although divorced from her French husband, Philippe Lavillard, Claire delights in her precocious daughter, Natasha.

But the 2 pals' lives don't stick to the trails we think they're going to, and while Claire is faced with unexpected tragedy, she evidently turns to Laura for aid. whilst the long-hidden background of the Lavillard kinfolk intersects with Laura's research into paintings stolen via the Nazis through the warfare, Barbara Taylor Bradford's gripping story reaches a dramatic and unforeseen crescendo.

A unexpected switch of Heart revolves round overcoming adversity in addition to celebrating life's pleasure; eventually, it's a relocating expression of the triumph of the human spirit and the therapeutic strength of affection.

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