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This Alien Shore
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780756417420
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This lauded work of science fiction and New York Times Notable Book of the Year explores a universe where genetic mutations have allowed certain individuals to traverse the stars. It is the second stage of human colonization—the first age, humanity's initial attempt to people the stars, ended in disaster when it was discovered that Earth's original superluminal drive did permanent genetic damage to all who used it—mutating Earth's far-flung colonists in mind and body. Now, one of Earth's first colonies has given humanity back the stars, but at a high price—a monopoly over all human commerce. And when a satellite in Earth's outer orbit is viciously attacked by corporate raiders, an unusual young woman flees to a ship bound for the Up-and-Out. But her narrow escape does not mean safety. For speeding across the galaxy pursued by ruthless, but unknown adversaries, this young woman will discover a secret which is buried deep inside her psyche—a revelation the universe may not be ready to face....

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    This Virtual Night
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 9781800245389
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A return to the world of This Alien Shore, set in the second age of stellar colonization.

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    Infinity's Shore
  • Author : David Brin
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN : 9780307573544
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nebula and Hugo award-winning author David Brin continues his bestselling Uplift series in this second novel of a bold new trilogy. Imaginative, inventive, and filled with Brin's trademark mix of adventure, passion, and wit, Infinity's Shore carries us further than ever before into the heart of the most beloved and extraordinary science fiction sagas ever written. For the fugitive settlers of Jijo, it is truly the beginning of the end. As starships fill the skies, the threat of genocide hangs over the planet that once peacefully sheltered six bands of sapient beings. Now the human settlers of Jijo and their alien neighbors must make heroic--and terrifying--choices. A scientist must rally believers for a cause he never shared. And four youngsters find that what started as a simple adventure--imitating exploits in Earthling books by Verne and Twain--leads them to the dark abyss of mystery. Meanwhile, the Streaker, with her fugitive dolphin crew, arrives at last on Jijo in a desperate search for refuge. Yet what the crew finds instead is a secret hidden since the galaxies first spawned intelligence--a secret that could mean salvation for the planet and its inhabitants...or their ultimate annihilation.

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    The Madness Season
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : 9781101174173
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Three hundred years had passed since the Tyr conquered the people of Earth as they had previously overcome numerous races throughout the galaxy. In their victory they had taken the very heart out of the human race, isolating the true individualists, the geniuses, all the people who represented the hopes, dreams, and discoveries of the future, and imprisoning them in dome colonies on planets hostile to human life. There the Tyr, a race which itself shared a unified gestalt mind, had left these gifted individuals to work on projects which would, the conquerers hoped, reveal all of human kind's secrets to them. Yet Daetrin's secret as one no scientist had ever uncovered, for down through the years he had succeeded in burying it so well that he had even hidden his real nature from himself. But, taken into custody by the Tyr, there was no longer any place left for Daetrin to run, no new name and life for him to assume. Now he would at last be forced to confront the truth about himself—and if he failed, not just Daetrin but all humans would pay the price...

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    Chaga
  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781625670700
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • On the trail of the mystery of Saturn’s disappearing moons, network journalist Gaby McAslan finds herself in Africa researching the Kilimanjaro Event: a meteor-strike in Kenya which caused the stunning African landscape to give way to something equally beautiful – and indescribably alien. Dubbed the ‘Chaga’, the alien flora destroys all man-made materials, and moulds human flesh, bone and spirit to its own designs. But when Gaby finds the first man to survive the Chaga’s changes, she realizes it has its own plans for humankind... Against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, McDonald weaves a staggering tale of keen human observation and speculation, as the Kilimanjaro Event changes the course of the human race by exposure to something beyond its imagination. Note: Chaga was published in the UK under the title Evolution's Shore. REVIEWS "McDonald... consistently explores new territory with his breathtaking images and incisive language. Both form and substance blend fortuitously in a work that features strong characters, a suspenseful story, and a profound message of hope and transformation. A priority purchase for SF collections." – Library Journal "One of the finest writers of his generation, who chooses to write science fiction because that is how he can best illuminate the world." – New Statesman "...inventive and challenging... [an] often fascinating piece of speculation." – Kirkus

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    The Art of Michael Whelan
  • Author : Michael Whelan
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0553074474
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art
  • Award-winning artist Whelan has illustrated the work of almost every major author in speculative fiction. Here are featured all the artist's major recent paintings, as well as a series of 25 never-before-seen works produced especially for this book. Over 100 full-color reproductions.

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    Alien Child
  • Author : Pamela Sargent
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9781504010382
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Alone on Earth, a young girl searches for a new beginning Nita is a child of the Institute. Ever since she can remember, she has roamed its sterile halls, living out her youth in the care of a fur-covered guardian from another world. The Institute’s computers give her everything she could want—except another human to share her life with. Long ago there were people at the Institute, but something happened that wiped them out. As she matures, Nita slowly realizes that she may be the only human being left on Earth—and that the fate of humanity could well lie with her. Beyond a door marked Authorized Personnel Only is the “cold room,” a laboratory that may hold the key to Nita’s past—and her future. This is where her guardian found her, and it is to this place that Nita must return if she is to learn the secret of the Institute and what has happened to the rest of her kind.

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    Black Sun Rising
  • Author : Celia Friedman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781405529785
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Over a millennium ago, Erna, a seismically active yet beautiful world was settled by colonists from far-distant Earth. But the seemingly habitable planet was fraught with perils no one could have foretold, and the colonists found themselves caught in a desperate battle for survival against the fae, a terrifying natural force with the power to prey upon the human mind itself, drawing forth images from a person's worst nightmare or most treasured dreams and indiscriminately giving them life. Twelve centuries after fate first stranded the colonists on Erna, mankind has achieved an uneasy stalemate, and human sorcerers manipulate the fae for their own profit, little realising that demonic forces which feed upon such efforts are rapidly gaining in strength. Now, as the hordes of the dark fae multiply, four people - Priest, Adept, Apprentice and Sorcerer - are about to be drawn inexorably together for a mission which will force them to confront an evil beyond their imagining, in a conflict which will put not only their own lives but the very fate of humankind in jeopardy ...

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    Crown of Shadows
  • Author : C. S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 1841495433
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction
  • Fantasy-roman.

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    Fairyland
  • Author : Paul McAuley
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780575088351
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The 21st century. Europe is divided between the First World bourgeoisie, made rich by nanotechnology and the cheap versatile slave labour of genetically engineered Dolls and the Fourth World of refugees and homeless displaced by war and economic upheaval. In London, Alex Sharkey is trying to make his mark as a designer of psychoactive viruses, whilst staying one step ahead of the police and the Triad gangs. At the cost of three hours of his life, he finds an unlikely ally in a scary, super-smart little girl called Milena, but his troubles really start when he helps Milena quicken intelligence in a Doll, turning it into the first of the fairies. Milena isn't sure if she's mad or if she's the only sane person left in the world; she only knows that she wants to escape to her own private Fairyland and live forever. Although Milena has created the fairies for her own ends, some of the Folk, as fey and dangerous as any in legend, have other ideas about her destiny ...

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    Camouflage
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101208304
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home—but the Chameleon has decided there's only room for one.

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    Kafka on the Shore
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781400044818
  • Reader Reviews : 210
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

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    Bill, The Galactic Hero
  • Author : Harry Harrison
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781466822733
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bill, the Galactic Hero is written by Harry Harrison who is also the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF. "Simply the funniest science fiction book ever written."--New York Times besteselling author Terry Pratchett At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Alien Offensive - Book 2
  • Author : Marsell Morris
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1532847904
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Humankind's first contact with an intelligent extraterrestrial species was not friendly. Because their star, a dying red dwarf, would soon fail to provide life-supporting warmth, a distant alien species recognized Earth, a planet similar to their world, perfect for their needs. In preparation for the move to Earth, the highly intelligent entities implemented a cleverly devised nanobot attack in an attempt to eradicate all life on Earth. They planned to follow the attack by sending a detachment to terraform the planet and assure all life on Earth was eliminated by the time they arrived. At least that was their plan. Fortunately, they didn't recognize the resolve of the human species to survive. While enlisting the extraordinary talents of a gifted physicist, the first attack was thwarted, but the aliens were not deterred. They had no choice. It was move or perish. With the immediate threat eliminated, Earth's scientist searched for the origin of the sinister nanobots and learned they came from a planet called Gliese 581-d that was more than twenty light-years away. They began to study the giant, water-covered planet and its weak, red dwarf star. A ten year study via the Hubble Space Telescope showed little change, and then one day, scientist were shocked to see a mammoth flotilla of alien spaceships assemble near the distant planet and set out on a course that would bring them to Earth. But, because Gliese 581-d was so far away, the scientist weren't too concerned. Even if the alien ships could travel at light-speed, it was decided it would be over two decades before they arrived. Because Einstein predicted nothing other than a photon can travel at light-speed, a theory later proven with the discovery of the Higgs Field, the flotilla wasn't expected to arrive in this century unless they could construct a stable wormhole, something no one believed they could. However, as a precaution, the world leaders decided to keep a close eye on the mammoth flotilla, code named Target One, and begin working on countermeasures should Target One arrive. They assumed they will have developed more advanced technology, and would be able to repel any future attacks. Should Target One show up in Earth's space earlier than expected, it would be a battle between the might of the greater numbered humans and their determination, against the superior technology of the lesser numbered aliens, and the outcome could not be determined. That was ten years ago, and in episode two, the surveillance continues . . .

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    On an Alien Shore
  • Author : John Tully
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1925736164
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This is the story of Tully's great-great uncle Michael, who was hanged for murder more than a century ago. According to family lore, Michael was attacked in a pub - accused by his attacker because as an Irish immigrant he was taking work from locals.

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    The Far Shore of Time
  • Author : Frederik Pohl
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0812577833
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The powerful conclusion to the Eschaton Sequence follows the copy of Dan Dannerman as he attacks the Beloved Leaders and acquires control of some dangerous knowledge, and it is up to his clones to unravel the alien technology before Earth is destroyed. Reprint.

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    This Virtual Night
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9780756409890
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "When deep-space travel altered the genes of the first interstellar colonists, Earth abandoned them. But some of the colonies survived, and a new civilization of mental and physical 'Variants' has been established, centered around clusters of space stations known as the outworlds. Now the unthinkable has happened: a suicide assault has destroyed the life support system of a major waystation. All that is known about the young men responsible is that in their last living moments they were receiving messages from an uninhabited sector of space, and were playing a virtual reality game. Two unlikely allies have joined forces to investigate the incident: Ru Gaya, a mercenary explorer with a taste for high risk ventures, and game designer Micah Bello, who must find the parties responsible for the attack in order to clear his name"--

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    Dreamwalker
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780756409647
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Includes excerpt from Dreamseeker (pages 347-360).

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    The Alien Prince's Omega
  • Author : Colbie Dunbar,Lorelei M Hart
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9798535765594
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Sometimes, when you can't find your mate, it's because you haven't looked far enough. Alpha Prince Kagin longs to find his rupling, his mate. He searches his planet, Thulnara, to no avail, but he can feel him out there. As a last resort, he breaks the laws of his kind and finds Idda, a soothsayer. She sees his mate, but there is a problem: His mate is on Earth, a primitive planet once visited by his grandparents. Not that Kagin plans to let that stop him. Veterinarian omega Hanson loves his job, the animals he cares for, and his community at the ocean's shore. It's everything he's ever dreamed of until his dreams change. Night after night, Hanson falls asleep to visions of himself holding a beautiful baby-his baby. Only the baby is blue, and when he wakes up each morning, he mourns the loss. Until one night, a woman appears and tells him not to worry, he is coming, and for the first time since he glimpsed the image of his child, he feels hope. Hope he almost runs over with his car. Oops. The Alien Prince's Omega is the first book in the Close Encounters of the Mating Kind series by the popular co-writing duo of Lorelei M Hart and Colbie Dunbar. It is a sweet with knotty heat alien romance set in the world of Dates of Our Lives. The Alien Prince's Omega features an alien prince and future King of Thulnara who is longing for his true mate, a human vet who thinks the strangest beings out there are shifters, an intergalactic meeting of the in-laws, an extra-long appendage that allows for double the fun, true fated mates, and an adorable baby. If you like your sci-fi light, your royalty smexy, your alphas a bit blue around the edges, and your mpreg with heart, download your copy today.

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    From The Wreck
  • Author : Jane Rawson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781529006575
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ‘This strange story of love and loneliness, which explores how we all long to belong, is simply wonderful.’ Daily Mail When, in 1859, George Hills is pulled from the wreck of the steamship Admella, he carries with him the uneasy memory of a fellow survivor. Someone else – or something else – kept him warm as he lay dying, half-submerged in the freezing Southern Ocean, kept him bound to life. As George adapts to his life back on land, he can’t quite escape the feeling that he wasn’t alone when he emerged from the ocean that day, that a familiar presence has been watching him ever since. What the creature might want from him – his life? His first-born? Simply to return to its home? – will pursue him, and call him back to the water, where it all began. ‘[A] singular novel . . . [From the Wreck] movingly explores themes of loss, loneliness and guilt.’ Guardian ‘An absorbing, disturbing read, full of deep currents and lurking fears.’ Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of The Children of Time

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    Thunderbird
  • Author : Jack McDevitt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780698185340
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Nebula Award–winning author of the Alex Benedict novels and the Priscilla Hutchins novels returns to the world of Ancient Shores in a startling and majestic epic. A working stargate dating back more than ten thousand years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; or (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way. The race to explore and claim the stargate quickly escalates, and those involved divide into opposing camps who view the teleportation technology either as an unprecedented opportunity for scientific research or a disastrous threat to national—if not planetary—security. In the middle of the maelstrom stands Sioux chairman James Walker. One thing is for certain: Questions about what the stargate means for humanity’s role in the galaxy cannot be ignored. Especially since travel through the stargate isn’t necessarily only one way...

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    Strangers from a Different Shore
  • Author : Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN : 9781456611071
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

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    To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
  • Author : Christopher Paolini
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 793
  • ISBN : 9781250762900
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Call from a Distant Shore
  • Author : Stephen L. Burns
  • Publisher : Roc
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 0451457927
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As a mission to Mars nears its destination, one of the astronauts begins to hear voices in her head and discovers that she has been targeted along with six others by an alien intelligence hoping to make contact with Earth. Original.

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    Aliens for Breakfast
  • Author : Stephanie Spinner,Jonathan Etra
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780307801593
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's been ten years since Richard Bickerstaff sat down to breakfast and an alien climbed out of his cereal bowl! Join Richard and Aric, a tiny, wisecracking creature from the planet Ganoob, as they battle to save the world from evil aliens in Aliens for Breakfast, Aliens for Lunch, and Aliens for Dinner. We're reissuing the trilogy with brand-new covers sporting a space age 10th Anniversary logo. Now a new generation of readers can experience the fun and adventure that won these books rave reviews and loyal fans!

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    The Martian Chronicles
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9781451678192
  • Reader Reviews : 146
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

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    Feast Of Souls
  • Author : Celia Friedman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780748115792
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the High Kingdom of Danton Aurelius, magisters from across the known world are gathering for an unusual meeting. The High King's son is dying of an apparently incurable wasting disease, and he has charged them with providing an explanation and a cure. There is a mystery here, but not the one the High King thinks: the magisters know the cause of the prince's illness but they dare not reveal it for fear that it will expose the secret at the heart of their order. No, the mystery is not what is responsible, but who. . . Now the magisters must embark upon a manhunt, racing against time, before the High King learns the truth. But they have not counted on the young prince's determination to control his own fate, nor on the existence of Kamala, a young woman schooled in their own arts, who will soon shake the world to its very roots.

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    Alien: Prototype
  • Author : Tim Waggoner
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781789092202
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When an industrial spy steals a Xenomorph egg, former Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks must prevent an alien from killing everyone on an isolated colony planet. Venture, a direct rival to the Weyland-Yutani corporation, will accept any risk to crush the competition. Thus, when a corporate spy "acquires" a bizarre, leathery egg from a hijacked vessel, she takes it directly to the Venture testing facility on Jericho 3. Though unaware of the danger it poses, the scientists there recognize their prize's immeasurable value. Early tests reveal little, however, and they come to an inevitable conclusion. They need a human test subject... ENTER ZULA HENDRICKS A member of the Jericho 3 security staff, Colonial Marines veteran Zula Hendricks has been tasked with training personnel to deal with anything the treacherous planet can throw their way. Yet nothing can prepare them for the horror that appears--a creature more hideous than any Zula has encountered before. Unless stopped, it will kill every human being on the planet.

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    Legacy of Kings
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780756407483
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Kamala, a peasant woman well-versed in powerful magic, is sought by the Magister sorcerers for murder and flees to the northern Protectorates where a curse called the Wrath warps her spells.

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    The Weyland-Yutani Report
  • Author : S. D. Perry
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1783293527
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Weyland-Yutani Report

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    Alien: River of Pain (Novel #3)
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781781162736
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426—now called Acheron—has been colonized. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph—the killing machine known as the Alien. Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony’s first newborn. Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt. The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani, and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find on board proves to be the stuff, not of dreams, but of nightmares. Alien TM & © 1979, 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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    The Shore of Women
  • Author : Pamela Sargent
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9781480497382
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A dystopian tale of a power struggle between the sexes in the post-nuclear future, perfect for readers of Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin. After a nuclear holocaust, women rule the world. Using advanced technology, they’ve expelled men from their vast walled cities to roam the countryside in primitive bands, bringing them back only for the purpose of loveless reproduction under the guise of powerful goddesses. When one young woman, Birana, questions her society’s deception, she finds herself exiled among the very men she has been taught to scorn. She crosses paths with a hunter, Arvil, and the two grow close as they evade the ever-threatening female forces and the savage wilderness men. Their love just might mend their fractured world—if they manage to survive. Hailed as “one of the genre’s best writers” by the Washington Post Book World, Pamela Sargent is the author of numerous novels, including Earthseed and Venus of Dreams. The winner of the Nebula and Locus awards, she has also coauthored several Star Trek novels with George Zebrowski.

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    Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet
  • Author : Carlo Collodi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1603033939
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.

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    Summerland
  • Author : Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250178923
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn't the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god. When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in. But how do you catch a man who's already dead?"--

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    Ancient Shores
  • Author : Jack McDevitt
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0061054267
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It turned up in a North Dakota wheat field: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer would have done. He dug it up. And discovered a boat, made of a fiberglass-like material with an utterly impossible atomic number. What it was doing buried under a dozen feet of prairie soil two thousand miles from any ocean, no one knew. True, Tom Lasker's wheat field had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was a long time ago -- ten thousand years ago. A return to science fiction on a grand scale, reminiscent of the best of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, Ancient Shores is the most ambitious and exciting SF triumph of the decade, a bold speculative adventure that does not shrink from the big questions -- and the big answers.

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    Feast of Souls
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9781101462294
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A new trilogy of epic adventure from one of the finest writers in modern fantasy C.S. Friedman, acclaimed author of The Coldfire Trilogy, returns to the epic style which has made her one of the most popular fantasy writers in the genre. In this first book of the trilogy, Friedman introduces readers to a world of high fantasy, replete with vampire-like magical powers, erotic interludes, treachery, war, sorcery, and a draconic creature of horrific power and evil that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next novel in the series.

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    The Wilding
  • Author : C.S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9781101119228
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The tribal Braxaná-created to become the ultimate warriors. The Azeans-raised to master the power of the mind. Two civilizations fighting an endless war over a long-forgotten cause. Now, after a century and a half, the legacy of their greatest military leaders threatens to tear apart both empires.

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    The Life Eaters
  • Author : David Brin
  • Publisher : Idea & Design Works Llc
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1631402013
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Brought back to the mortal plane by sorcery, the Norse Gods joined the battlefields of World War II leading to major Nazi victories, but with the war still raging a generation later, the final battle lines are being drawn.

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    Elite
  • Author : Kate Russell
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1522822755
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  • Genre : Books
  • Written by Kate Russell under official license from the creators of, and based in the vast universe of, the seminal space trading computer game Elite: Dangerous. Commander Angel Rose, forced into a life of crime due to circumstances beyond her control, is determined to survive in the unforgiving void as a professional assassin. Will she be forced into the ignominy of moving back in with her parents when her efforts fail to leave her with credit-earning blood on her hands? After years of galactic travel, could Angel's destiny be to end up drinking cheap liquor in a bar in Slough... 10% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to Special Effect who have made it their mission to beat physical disability and allow everyone to enjoy playing video games.