Agents Of Dreamland

Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 0765394316
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A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow, Arizona. Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened a week earlier for which neither has an explanation, but which haunts the Signalman. In a ranch house near the shore of the Salton Sea a cult leader gathers up the weak and susceptible — the Children of the Next Level — and offers them something to believe in and a chance for transcendence. The future is coming and they will help to usher it in. A day after the events at the ranch house which disturbed the Signalman so deeply that he and his government sought out help from ‘other’ sources, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory abruptly loses contact with NASA's interplanetary probe New Horizons. Something out beyond the orbit of Pluto has made contact. And a woman floating outside of time looks to the future and the past for answers to what can save humanity. Agents of Dreamland is a new Lovecraftian horror novella from award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reimagining Lovecraft Four Tor Com Novellas

Author: Victor LaValle
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1250167078
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Four new Lovecraftian tales told by four amazing talents. Government agents, monstrous P.I.s, walkers of dreams and magical hustlers meet in the pages of this astonishing anthology of four novellas. The Ballad of Black Tom — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Victor LaValle. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Kij Johnson. Hammers on Bone — from Cassandra Khaw, an amazing new voice on the dark fiction scene. Agents of Dreamland — from the multi award-winning Caitlín R. Kiernan. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Black Helicopters

Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1250191122
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A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original. Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency’s world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dreamland

Author: Sam Quinones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620402513
Size: 53.85 MB
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

Tor Com Publishing Editorial Spotlight 5

Author: Kij Johnson
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1250232333
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Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Jonathan Strahan This collection includes: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson Passing Strange by Ellen Klages Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan Proof of Concept of Gwyneth Jones Time Was by Ian McDonald "A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading."—Pamela Sargent on The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe "Ellen Klages's love for queer San Francisco is evident in every line: its history, its mystery, and its people in all their variety and glory. I smiled as I read. You will, too."—Nicola Griffith on Passing Strange “Kiernan’s writing—starkly visual, tongue in cheek and disturbingly visceral—carries the day.”—The New York Times on Agents of Dreamland "A delicious portrayal of what it feels like when that nagging voice in your head telling you something is wrong is in fact your only ally."—The Washington Post on Proof of Concept "With echoes of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine and replete with the inimitable scent of used bookstores, Time Was weaves an exquisite spell of love, war and quantum physics that is timeless in its appeal. A scientific romance in the most evocative sense of the word."—Nina Allan At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dreamland Ya Edition

Author: Sam Quinones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1547601418
Size: 14.56 MB
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As an adult book, Sam Quinones's Dreamland took the world by storm, winning the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction and hitting at least a dozen Best Book of the Year lists. Now, adapted for the first time for a young adult audience, this compelling reporting explains the roots of the current opiate crisis. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharmaceutical pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, teens, and parents--Dreamland is a revelatory account of the massive threat facing America and its heartland.

Nightmares In Dreamland

Author: Tony Pellegrino
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524536954
Size: 66.87 MB
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The book consists of what appears to be fifty-two rather bizarre dreams, but in reality, it is just one nightmare. In his dream, he can be literally anythingfrom a person to an in animate object. He feels he never has control of his destiny, and he is always in the midst of controversy or worse. His only escape from dreamland is to wake up and to put his sleepy experience behind him. He imagines he is being consoled by imaginary dream counselors. Are these people who visit him real or just fragments of his imagination? The reader will find the answer to this question at the conclusion of the book.

Dreamland Diaries

Author: Bruce Ballister
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475931980
Size: 31.86 MB
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It is May of 1976 when fourteen-year-old Bradley Hitchens stumbles upon a mysterious metal artifact in the North Florida woods. Spooked by a feeling the something—or someone— is watching him, Brad takes the odd metal scrap with no idea of the peril that lies ahead, or that beneath the forest floor a greater mystery waits. Seeking answers to the strange metal object's riddle, Brad's quest endangers university researchers and his own family. They are all unaware that the government has taken a keen interest in the find and will stop at nothing to ensure that no one discovers the truth. When the artifact is lost, Brad must hide from federal agents for seven years, relying only on his wits and trusted family members as he struggles to recover and safeguard the artifact and relay its important message to the public on his own terms. InDreamland Diaries, a young man faces government pursuit and cover-ups and meets a most unusual new friend as he tries to protect another deep secret—one that has the potential to shake world philosophy to its very foundation.

America A Dreamland

Author: Charlie (Chawtoma) Davis
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628388498
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The writer brings to his reading audiences a bold new view on immigration struggles, survival, and endeavors. He unveils the light on footsteps of freedom in America, from an immigrant’s perspective. This is a gripping tale of survival based on a series of real life happenings. This story reveals the anatomy of immigration is just as complex as the exploration of America centuries ago. Smuggling immigrants across the border becomes a hard-hitting tale of surviving the trip and the struggle for freedom. The story encounters a mix of true-life events with imaginary thoughts of violence. This is a story of gangsters and how criminals conduct a life watch on the smuggled immigrants once they arrive, continuing to stalk them to collect money. This is a story of the spectacular love and care of an aging adoptedsenior family member. This is a story of impossible survival when the immigrants don’t pay their Life Insurance (insurance that preserves their lives). America A Dreamland The Footsteps of Freedom, An Immigrant Story is truly a heart catching story of love and dedication.