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The Ship Who Sang
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0552159646
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Books
  • The brain was perfect, the tiny, crippled body useless. So technology rescued the brain and put it in an environment that conditioned it to live in a different kind of body - a spaceship. Here the human mind, more subtle, infinitely more complex than any computer ever devised, could be linked to the massive and delicate strengths, the total recall, and the incredible speeds of space. But the brain behind the ship was entirely feminine - a complex, loving, strong, weak, gentle savage -a personality, all-woman, called Helva...

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    The Ship Who Sang
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780345334312
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved—saved to be schooled, programmed, and implanted into the sleek titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner—male or female—to share her exhilirating excapades in space! Her life was to be rich and rewarding . . . resplendent with daring adventures and endless excitement, beyond the wildest dreams of mere mortals. Gifted with the voice of an angel and being virtually indestructable, Helva XH-834 antipitated a sublime immortality. Then one day she fell in love!

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    The Ship Who Searched
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Mercedes Lackey
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781618249890
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A young woman becomes paralyzed and must become a brainship¾and find her Brawn, her human soul mate, so that she can discover a cure for her illness. Tia Cade is a headstrong, smart, and very normal girl until she contracts a terrible illness that leaves her with the bare semblance of life. Tia's only hope: to become the oldest person ever to train to be one of the legendary star travelers, the brainships. But now that Tia is free of her ravaged body, there still remains the task of finding the right partner to be her Brawn, the human element every brainship requires. And when the disease that debilitated Tia threatens thousands more, selecting a Brawn who is her true soul mate may allow Tia to find the origin of the terrible plague¾and perhaps even a cure. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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    Brain Ships
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Mercedes Lackey,Margaret Ball
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9780743471664
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now in one volume--in two bestselling sequels to to Anne McCaffrey's "The Ship Who Sang," two physically impaired young girls become "brains" controlling their own starships.

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    Illegal Alien
  • Author : Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101559284
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a disabled spaceship enters Earth's atmosphere, seven members of the advanced Tosok race are welcomed by the world. Then a popular scientist is murdered, and all evidence points to one of the Tosoks. Now, an alien is tried in a court of law-and there may be far more at stake than accounting for one human life.

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    Partnership
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Margaret Ball
  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 1857232046
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • The first of a series set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang. Nancia is her name, NX-928 her designation. A brand new member of the elite Courier Service of the Central Worlds, she's the brains within one of the most advanced interstellar ships around.

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    The Ship Who Saved the Worlds
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Jody Lynn Nye
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781618244093
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two complete novels in one huge volume: The Ship Who Won: Like Helva, the Ship Who Sang, Carialle was born severely physically disadvantaged; and like Helva, Carialle decided she would strap on a spaceship. Her brawn is a guy named Keff. Searching the galaxy for intelligent beings, they found fuzzy little aliens, polite and eager to please. Unfortunately, they were slaves to a race of sorcerers, who possess powers of frightening potency, and who were neither polite nor the least bit eager to please. The Ship Errant: Carialle and Keff had succeeded in liberating the "globe-frogs" from their servitude to dictatorial humans, but now they must return them from whence they came. And to get there, they must transit a sector where Carialle was stopped and boarded, experiencing a trauma so intense it nearly destroyed her mind. And it's beginning to look as if the beings who caused this are the very globe-frogs they have just made friends with. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Fast, furious and fun." ¾Chicago Sun-Times "Bright and bubbly entertainment." ¾Kirkus Reviews "Oodles of fun." ¾Locus "Readers will find themselves riveted by the nonstop action adventure that constantly surpasses even the most jaded reader's expectations, and by a relationship as beautiful as it is indestructible." ¾Affaire de Coeur

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    The City and the Ship
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,S. M. Stirling
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781618244239
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two novels in one large volume, both set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang: The City Who Fought: Simeon was bored with running the mining and processing station that made up his "body." If anyone was to survive, somehow he must transform his wargaming hobby into the real thing and become The City Who Fought. The Ship Avenged: Ten years later, Joat, the eleven year old techno-demon heroine of the first novel is now an adult herself. She and her ship are on the trail of the Kolnari space raiders, trying to stop them before they can spread an infectious, mind-destroying disease among the inhabited stars and destroy civilization throughout the galaxy. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Anne McCaffrey and S.M. Stirling have, in The City Who Fought, combined her brain-ships and his military expertise to produce a superior book." ¾Chicago Sun-Times "McCaffrey and Stirling create vivid heroes and villains in a complex and deadly game." ¾Publishers Weekly "Intriguing . . . McCaffrey and Stirling have produced a book that expands the boundaries of the series to which it belongs, yet remains consistent with the cycle's overall design. Fans of both writers should be more than pleased." ¾Dragon "[The Ship Avenged is a] compelling story of resourcefulness and politics in space." ¾ Midwest Book Review

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    The City Who Fought
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,S.M. Stirling
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781625798640
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC BACK IN PRINT! Simeon was a shell-person—the brain who ran Space Station SSS-900 on the fringes of human space. But things hadn’t been going too well lately, and he was more than a little discontented. Though normally he enjoyed his work, these days it seemed boring. To make matters worse, his long-time partner had just retired and he was having a hard time adjusting to his newly assigned brawn—a strong-willed woman named Channa Hap who seemed to feel it her duty to keep him in line. He’s buried himself in his favorite pastime—wargaming. Simeon’s hobby would find unexpected uses when the brutal Kolnari attack the nearby colony planet Bethel. Sheltering the colony’s refugees brought “the city” an invitation to serious trouble with Kolnari pirates. And only Simeon and Channa working together can save the city. At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Death of Sleep by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye: “McCaffrey has created a feisty, likable character in Lunzie Mespil.” —Publishers Weekly About S.M. Stirling: “Rousing . . . a stirring tale.” —John Ringo

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    The Ship who Won
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Jody Lynn Nye
  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 1857233603
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Human-alien encounters
  • Carialle was born so physically disadvantaged that her only chance for life was as a shell person. Like others before her, she decided to become a spaceship. With her brawn Keff, they search for intelligent beings. When they arrive on the planet Ozran, nothing is as it seems.

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    Pegasus in Flight
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780345457523
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “[Anne] McCaffrey’s world of the Talented is as vivid as that of Pern and its dragons.”—Publishers Weekly Earth has reached its darkest moment. In subterranean warrens, the poor eke out precarious lives where jobs are scarce and children are sold for labor—while on the surface, a privileged few enjoy lives of luxury. As the population surges and unrest spreads, a disaster of epic proportions seems inescapable. The only hope: a platform under construction in space from which starships will be launched to colonize distant planets. But the project is critically behind schedule. In the midst of the chaos, Rhyssa Owen and her fellow Talents—telepaths who read minds, kinetics who manipulate matter, and precogs to whom the future is an open book—struggle to survive. Then two children are discovered whose extraordinary psychic gifts have the potential to avert the looming catastrophe—or hasten its ominous arrival. . . .

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    Get Off the Unicorn
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780345457479
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A splendid selection of stories from the lady who taught dragons to fly and rockets to sing . . . Lady in the Tower The Rowan was one of a select group of telepaths—a complete Prime, one of only five. Then one day, another Prime appeared mysteriously from the outer boundaries of space, asking for help in a savage battle against evil! Finder's Keepers Young Peter had a unique gift which earned him and his mother a little money and gave pleasure to others. Then, one day, an unscrupulous man forced Peter to use his precious gift in a crooked scheme—and Peter grew up fast! Honeymoon Helva and her new brawn were sent on an especially urgent mission . . . a mission that not only put them both in great danger, but a mission that also caused them to break the ultimate taboo! The Smallest Dragon Boy The only thing Keevan wanted in life was to be a dragonrider, just like his father . . . but everything seemed to stand in his way!

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    Science Fiction A to Z
  • Author : Isaac Asimov,Martin Harry Greenberg,Charles Waugh
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN : UOM:39015002518291
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science fiction, American.
  • This collection of stories covers science fiction themes from Alien Worlds to Zero Population Growth, as viewed by such writers as Brian Aldiss, Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon R. Dickson, and Roger Zelazny

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    The Death of Sleep
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Jody Lynn Nye
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9781618241955
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Volume two in the "Planet Pirates" series. Like every other citizen of the Federation of Sentient Planets, Lunzie Mespil believed that no harm would come to her, but when the planet pirates attack the space liner on which she is a passenger, she might have to suffer more than just inconvenience. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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    Dragonwriter
  • Author : Todd McCaffrey
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781937856830
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community and genre. In Dragonwriter, Anne's son and Pern writer Todd McCaffrey collects memories and stories about the beloved author, along with insights into her writing and legacy, from those who knew her best. Nebula Award–winner Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern's Lessa (and from Lessa's creator); Hugo Award–winner David Brin recalls Anne's steadfast belief that the world to come will be better than the one before; legendary SFF artist Michael Whelan shares (and tells stories about) never-before-published Pern sketches from his archives; and more. Join Anne's co-writers, fellow science fiction authors, family, and friends in remembering her life, and exploring how her mind and pen shaped not only the Weyrs of Pern, but also the literary landscape as we know it. Contributors include: • Angelina Adams • David Brin • David Gerrold • John Goodwin • Janis Ian • Alec Johnson • Georgeanne Kennedy • Mercedes Lackey • Sharon Lee and Steve Miller • Lois McMaster Bujold • Elizabeth Moon • Charlotte Moore • Robert Neilson • Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett • Robin Roberts • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough • Wen Spencer • Michael Whelan • Richard J. Woods • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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    Deluge
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780345505057
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When two award-winning science-fiction masters like Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough collaborate, the results are astonishing. Their master creation is Petaybee, a sentient planet able to guide its own evolution and, with some help from its loyal inhabitants, defend itself against predation by offworlders. Now, at last, McCaffrey and Scarborough return to Petaybee for the thrilling conclusion of the Twins of Petaybee trilogy, the sixth novel of the amazing self-aware world. DELUGE InterGal Corporation has long desired to exploit the resource-rich Petaybee. But the planet and its guardians, led by Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili, along with their twin children, Ronan and Murel, have successfully thwarted every attempt by the Corporation to impose its iron-fisted dominion. Until now. In a bold two-pronged assault, the predacious Corporation has arrested Petaybee’s leading off-world champion, Marmion de Revers Algemeine, on trumped-up charges, while InterGal’s military arm has dispatched an invading force to subdue the planet once and for all. Marmion has allies within the Corporation who can halt the invasion. but if they cannot be found quickly, it will be too late for Marmion . . . and Petaybee. While their parents work to foil the invasion of their world, Ronan and Murel are captured and sent to a desolate prison world where an old enemy, Dr. Mabo, waits to continue her cruel experiments on the shape-changing siblings. The twins’ only hope of escape lies in the uncharted seas of the prison planet. But in the murky depths, something else is waiting. . . .

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    Dragonsong
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781481448604
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.

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    Alchemy and Academe
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0345344197
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An enchanting collection of tales, enchantments, things magical and strange, devils and demons, professors of potent powers, witchcraft and wizardry, and more. Master fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey has chosen 20 short tales and poems of wonder and awe, written by the finest writers of fantasy today, including: Robert Silverberg, L. Sprague de Camp, R.A. Lafferty, Gene Wolfe, Carol Emshwiller, Sonya Dorman, and others.

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    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Author : Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0312863551
  • Reader Reviews : 91
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule

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    Freedom's Landing
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101655900
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Kristin Bjornsen lived a normal life, right up until the day the spaceships floated into view above Denver. As human slaves were herded into the maw of a massive vessel, Kristin realized her normal life was over and her fight for freedom was just beginning… The alien Catteni value strength and intelligence in their slaves—and Kristin has managed to survive her enslavement while hundreds of other humans have not. But her trial has just begun, for now she finds herself part of a massive experiment. The aliens have discovered a new world, and they have a simple way of finding out if it’s habitable: drop hundreds of slaves on the surface and see what happens. If they survive, colonization can begin. If not, there are always more slaves.

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    Orphans of the Sky
  • Author : Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : PSU:000047255159
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ancient myths told of a place called Earth, but the modern world knew it was nonsense. Science knew the Ship was all the Universe, and as long as the sacred Converter was fed, lights would glow and air would flow through the miles of metal corridors. Hugh never questioned these truths until a despised mutie showed him the Control Room and he learned the true nature of the Ship and its mission.

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    Cats in Space, and Other Places
  • Author : Bill Fawcett
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0671721186
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A collection of science fiction tales includes work by Robert A. Heinlein, David Drake, Anne McCaffrey, C. J. Cherryh, Ursula K. LeGuin, Fritz Leiber, and A. E. van Vogt. Original.

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    Restoree
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780345457561
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A classic sci-fi novel from the beloved author of the Dragonriders of Pern® series She was a restoree, kidnapped. Torn from Earth by a bizarre and nameless black force, Sara had no idea where she was or why she was in a beautiful new body. Controlled by brutal guards and tamed by terror, she could not comprehend her role as a nurse for a man who appeared to be an idiot. But once she discovered that the planet she had been brought to was Lothar and that the man she was caring for was its regent, Sara knew the restorees had to escape—and fast. And when they did, they became fugitives on a world of multiple evils—bound together on a daring adventure that would either join them for all time . . . or separate them forever.

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    Dragonsinger
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781481448628
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words. Sequel to Dragonsong.

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    The City and The Ship
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,S.M. Stirling
  • Publisher : Baen
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 074347189X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'The City and the Ship' is a collection of two novels: 'The City who Fought' and 'The Ship Avenged'.

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    Ancillary Justice
  • Author : Ann Leckie
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780316246637
  • Reader Reviews : 164
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the first book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling trilogy. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice2. Ancillary Sword3. Ancillary Mercy

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    To Ride Pegasus
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780345457516
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “McCaffrey's world of the Talented is as vivid as that of Pern and its dragons.”—Publishers Weekly When a freak accident furnishes solid scientific proof of paranormal mental abilities, the world reacts with suspicion and fear. How can ordinary people coexist with a minority able to read minds, heal with a touch, peer into the future, or move objects with a thought? How can anyone with such power be trusted not to abuse it? Harsh repression seems the only answer Gifted with precognitive talent, Henry Darrow has other ideas, foreseeing a future in which the Talents are accepted for what they are and not what they can offer their fellow humans. But the road to that future will not be easy. Darrow and the powerful telepath Daffyd op Owen must win the public's trust while overcoming the threat of rogue Talents like Solange Boshe, a young girl so consumed with hatred that her thoughts can kill, and the singer known as Amalda, whose telepathic prowess can unite a thousand strangers in joyful harmony—or mold them into a bloodthirsty mob. . . .

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    Far Horizons
  • Author : Robert Silverberg
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780061840708
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The universe of the mind is a limitless expanse of wonders, filled with worlds and secrets that cannot be fully explored within the pages of a single novel. Here, science fiction's most beloved and highly honored writers revisit their best-known worlds in perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction ever in one volume.

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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  • Author : Catherynne M. Valente
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 142992313X
  • Reader Reviews : 188
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when author Catherynne M. Valente first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.

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    The Daily Stoic
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780735211742
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

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    The End of All Things
  • Author : John Scalzi
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781466849426
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hugo-award winning author, John Scalzi returns to his best-selling Old Man's War universe with The End of All Things, the direct sequel to 2013's The Human Division Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more. Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time-a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown reasons. In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Ship of Ruin
  • Author : Lindsay Buroker
  • Publisher : Star Kingdom
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0988315688
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • All Casmir Dabrowski wants is to return to his normal life as a robotics professor on the solid ground and agreeable gravity of his home world. No sane person would want to cavort around in space, being chased by mercenaries, soldiers, and knights--not to mention the unidentified organization that's been sending robot assassins after him. But his best friend's mother is missing, an entire team of archaeologists is dead, and the greatest find in the Twelve Systems is hidden in a wreck entombed on a frozen moon. As the Kingdom Fleet, Tenebris Rache's nefarious mercenaries, and sinister strangers from another system descend on the ancient wreck, all wanting the secret in its hold, Casmir and his friends are caught in the middle of a battle for the future of humanity. They may be the only ones with the unique skills to decode the wreck's secrets, but will they survive long enough to do so?

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    Call of the Bone Ships
  • Author : RJ Barker
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780316487986
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "A whole lot of swashbuckling awesomeness. A definite winner!" —John Gwynne, author of The Shadow of the Gods A brilliantly imagined epic fantasy of honor, glory, and warfare, Call of the Bone Ships is the action-packed sequel to RJ Barker's The Bone Ships. Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalties and fighting for their lives. Praise for The Tide Child Trilogy: "Brilliant" —Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author "The Bone Ships is excellent. Aside from the standout writing, it's one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years." —Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author The Tide Child Trilogy The Bone Ships Call of the Bone Ships The Bone Ship's Wake For more from RJ Barker, check out: The Wounded Kingdom Age of Assassins Blood of Assassins King of Assassins

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    Dragon's Code
  • Author : Gigi McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781101964750
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A new hero emerges in a divided world as one of sci-fi’s most beloved series—Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern—relaunches with this original adventure from Anne’s daughter, Gigi McCaffrey. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dragonriders of Pern series, Gigi does her mother proud, adding to the family tradition of spinning unputdownable tales that recount the adventures of the brave inhabitants of a distant planet who battle the pitiless adversary known as Thread. The last time Thread attacked Pern, the world was unprepared for the fight—until the Oldtimers appeared. These courageous dragonriders arrived from the past, traveling four hundred years to help their descendants survive. But the collision of past and present took its toll. While most of the displaced rescuers adapted to their new reality, others could not abide the jarring change and found themselves in soul-crushing exile, where unhappiness and resentment seethed. Piemur, a journeyman harper, also feels displaced, cast adrift by the loss of his spectacular boyhood voice and uncertain of his future. But when the Masterharper of Pern sees promise in the young man and sends him undercover among the exiled Oldtimers, Piemur senses the looming catastrophe that threatens the balance of power between the Weyrs and Holds of Pern. When the unthinkable happens, Piemur must rise to the challenge to avert disaster and restore honor to the dragons and dragonriders of Pern. Because now, in a world already beset by Thread, another, more insidious danger looms: For the first time in living memory, dragons may be on the verge of fighting dragons.

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    Dies the Fire
  • Author : S. M. Stirling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781101043912
  • Reader Reviews : 62
  • Genre : Fiction
  • S. M. Stirling presents his first Novel of the Change, the start of the New York Times bestselling postapocalyptic saga set in a world where all technology has been rendered useless. The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable—and plunged the world into a dark age humanity was unprepared to face... Michael Pound was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane’s engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident. Juniper McKenzie was singing and playing guitar in a pub when her small Oregon town was thrust into darkness. Now, taking refuge in her family’s cabin with her daughter and a growing circle of friends, Juniper is determined to create a farming community to benefit the survivors of this crisis. But even as people band together to help one another, others are building armies for conquest...

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    Ship of Fools
  • Author : Katherine Anne Porter
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 9781504003537
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This “dazzling” National Book Award finalist set aboard an ocean liner in 1931 reflects the passions and prejudices that sparked World War II (San Francisco Chronicle). August 1931. An ocean liner bound for Germany sets out from the Mexican port city of Veracruz. The ship’s first-class passengers include an idealistic young American painter and her lover; a Spanish dance troupe with a sideline in larceny; an elderly German couple and their fat, seasick bulldog; and a boisterous band of Cuban medical students. As the Vera journeys across the Atlantic, the incidents and intrigues of several dozen passengers and crew members come into razor-sharp focus. The result is a richly drawn portrait of the human condition in all its complexity and a mesmerizing snapshot of a world drifting toward disaster. Written over a span of twenty years and based on the diary Katherine Anne Porter kept during a similar ocean voyage, Ship of Fools was the bestselling novel of 1962 and the inspiration for an Academy Award–winning film starring Vivien Leigh. It is a masterpiece of American literature as captivating today as when it was first published more than a half century ago. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Anne Porter, including rare photos from the University of Maryland Libraries.

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    The Last Canadian
  • Author : Henry Hook,William C. Heine
  • Publisher : Markham, Ont. : Simon & Schuster of Canada
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 0671787438
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Games
  • A fresh collection of cryptic crosswords, filled with all the irreverent wordplay--anagrams, reversals, homophones, charades, double definitions, and palindromes--for which Henry Hook is known.

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    Ringworld
  • Author : Larry Niven
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9780345333926
  • Reader Reviews : 92
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel Four travelers come to the ringworld. . . Louis Wu: human and old; bored with having lived too fully for far too many years. Seeking a challenge, and all too capable of handling it. Nessus: a trembling coward, a puppeteer with a built-in survival pattern of nonviolence. Except that this particular puppeteer is insane. Teela Brown: human; a wide-eyed youngster with no allegiances, no experience, no abilities. And all the luck in the world. Speaker-To-Animals: kzin; large, orange-furred, and carnivorous. And one of the most savage life-forms known in the galaxy. Why did these disparate individuals come together? How could they possibly function together? And where, in the name of anything sane, were they headed?

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    Powers That Be
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey,Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780345457554
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the Hugo and Nebula award-winning authors comes the Petaybee series, full of gripping fantasy and daring adventure. Strange things are happening on the icy planet of Petaybee: Unauthorized genetically engineered species have been spotted; geologic survey teams sent to locate newly detected mineral deposits are either coming up empty or disappearing altogether. And the locals aren’t talking—especially not to the company bent on exploiting the planet. Disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock seems to be the perfect spy for the company. The frailty that was a liability in the military allows her to gain the trust of the Petaybean natives. But miraculously, with Yana’s relocation to the arctic planet comes the return of her health and strength. And the closer she gets to the people of Petaybee, the more determined she is to protect her new home. For something unusual and wonderful is happening on Petaybee. Something worth fighting for, even dying for—but especially, something worth living for. . . .