The Mote In Time S Eye

Author: Gerard Klein
Publisher: Hollywood Comics
ISBN: 9781935558484
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20,000 years from now, a space ship from the human colonies of the Lesser Magellanic Clouds accidentally falls into a time trap set up by two unimaginably powerful rival empires from millions of years in the future. The ship is thrown back 200 million years into the past. Will its Captain, the heroic Varun Shangrin, succeed in returning to their own time? And how did the accident affect the time war between the two shadowy cosmic combatants? Gerard Klein is a distinguished economist and one of France's best known science fiction writers. He also edited the prestigious science fiction imprint Ailleurs et Demain for 40 years. This new edition of this classic SF novel from 1965 also includes four short stories translated by SF Grand Master Damon Knight, and an introduction and bibliography by Jean-Marc Lofficier.

A Concise History Of New Zealand

Author: Philippa Mein Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107663369
Size: 72.68 MB
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New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans - and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.

A Hundred Words For Hate

Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101478677
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Once he was known as the angel Remiel, but generations ago Boston PI Remy Chandler chose to renounce Heaven and live on Earth, where he found a secure place among us ordinary humans… As an Angel, Remy Chandler possesses powers and skills he puts to good use in his chosen profession—but only if the situation calls for it. And the sudden reappearance of the Garden of Eden is definitely one such situation, since the seemingly benevolent Sons of Adam want him to find the Key to the Gates of Eden. But there are those who want the Gates to stay shut, for there is something terrible and dangerous buried in the Garden… Caught between two warring factions of immortals, Remy must decide how to proceed: find the Key, or not? Desperate for help, he turns to a very old acquaintance—a fallen angel who is sometimes friend, sometimes foe, and always deadly.

Heartswap

Author: Celia Brayfield
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 1743542224
Size: 68.17 MB
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Flora drinks herbal tea, meditates and believes in the abundance of the universe. Georgie drinks black coffee, drives a car called Flat Eric and believes in hard work. But they agree about a lot of things. They’re getting married, they know all men are victims of their own biology, but they’re not choosing Hillary Clinton for a role model. Which means they’ve got the whole biology thing sorted. So when their old boss bets them they can’t seduce each other’s fiancés, they’re up for it. Will it all go horribly wrong? Are men really all the same? Biology is destiny – true or false? To get the answers, read Celia Brayfield’s delightful comedy, set in millennial London and inspired by Mozart’s opera Cosi fan tutte. ‘Delicious . . . the perfect antidote to most of its genre. A laugh-out-loud book’ Ireland Evening Herald

Hoffman S Hunger

Author: Léon de Winter
Publisher: Toby Press
ISBN: 9781592642113
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Felix Hoffman's hunger is both physical and emotional. A Dutch diplomat with a chequered career behind him, he is now Ambassador in Prague in the late 1980s; his finalposting. In Kafka's haunted city, Hoffman desperately feeds his bulimia and spends his insomniac nights studying Spinoza and revisiting the traumas of his past. A child survivorof the Holocaust, Hoffman married and had beloved twin daughters, but a double tragedy has befallen his family; one daughter died as a young girl of leukaemia, the other, who became a heroin addict, has committed suicide. his has wrecked Hoffman's marriage and his life; he has not had one decent night's sleep since the death of his daughter over twenty years ago, and his constant physical hunger reflects his emotional hunger for truth and understanding. When Carla, a Czech double agent, gets into Hoffman's bed, political and emotional mayhem ensues. Hoffman's past and his present predicament are inextricably bound up with the tormented history of Europe over the fifty years since the Second World War. Like Europe, he is at a crossroads, and the signs point to an uncertain future.

The Rise Of Life On Earth

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811212137
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Kathleen, a nurse's aide, falls in love with a doctor who exploits her and sets the path of the remainder of her life.

Kornwolf

Author: Tristan Egolf
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555846312
Size: 76.68 MB
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Tristan Egolf's new novel is a book about the return of an old curse — the Kornwolf, a ferocious werewolf whose nocturnal rampaging becomes increasingly impossible to ignore. Kornwolf takes the reader for a good old-fashioned romp in the stubble — a journey through the slums and honky tundra of rural Pennsylvania, where nothing quite passes for good or bad, sublime or dismal, discrete or brash. And then the monotony breaks. Something — a freak of creation — is running amok in the fields. To solve the mystery, three generations of prodigal sons — a writer and hometown boy who swore he'd never come back to Penn's Woods; a middle-aged former pugilist who runs a decrepit boxing gym; and a misfit, mute, beaten-down Amish boy — are brought together by the light of a blue moon, in a town called Blue Ball. On one level this is a masterfully orchestrated, hilarious, and compelling take on the classic horror yarn, on another, Kornwolf is a social satire of suburban sprawl, closed minds, and all manners and varieties of self-satisfaction — Amish, civilian, or... other — in the best tradition of Tom Robbins and George Saunders.

Acid Row

Author: Minette Walters
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145961433X
Size: 71.41 MB
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The tension is palpable as Walters takes the spellbound reader to a surprising climax.' MELBOURNE WEEKLY. 'Acid Row' is the name the beleaguered inhabitants give to their housing estate. It is a no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children-where angry, alienated youth control the streets. Into this battlefield comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient in Acid Row. Little does she know that she is entering the home of a known paedophile ... and with reports circulating that a tormented child called Amy has disappeared, the vigilantes are out in force.Soon Sophie is trapped at the centre of a terrifying siege, held hostage by a violent psychopath. Whipped to a frenzy by unsubstantiated rumour, the mob unleashes its hatred-against authority ... the law ... and 'the pervert'. 'Protecting Amy' becomes the catch-all defence for the terrible events that follow. And if murder is part of it, then so be it. But is Amy really missing?

Ida B

Author: Katherine Hannigan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062112511
Size: 73.35 MB
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Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun. That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook. Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone. How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?