The Skies of Pern

By Anne McCaffrey

The long-awaited new Dragonriders of Pern® novel
from bestselling writer Anne McCaffrey

It is a time of desire and remorse, of endings and beginnings. The crimson famous person, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit used to be liable for Thread, has been shifted to a risk free orbit, and the present Threadfall stands out as the final. Technological marvels are altering the face of lifestyles on Pern, and the dragonriders, led by means of F’lessan, son of F’lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth, and Tia, rider of eco-friendly Zaranth, needs to forge a brand new position for themselves in a global that can now not want them.

But swap isn't effortless for everybody. There are those that will cease at not anything to maintain Pern and its humans natural. And now a brand-new probability looms from the skies and threatens a disaster of incredible proportions. once more, the realm seems to the dragons and their riders to save lots of the area. yet now, because the friendship of F’lessan and Tia starts to bloom into anything extra, unexpected tragedy moves: a tragedy destined to ceaselessly switch the future–not simply of the 2 younger fans, yet of each human and dragon on Pern . . .

“McCaffrey’s horny and crafty dragons hold the day–and the novel–with impeccable, impossible to resist panache.”
–Publishers Weekly

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Naked Came the Manatee

By Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry, Elmore Leonard, Les Standiford, Paul Levine, Edna Buchanan, James W. Hall, Carolina Hospital, Evelyn M

In South Florida, every body desires to get a head. yet not only any head. a truly recognized human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic box. A head which could spark a revolution and alter the process history.

Everybody wishes a section of the noggin: rotund gangster sizeable Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter Britt Montero, attorney Jake Lassiter, and a would-be dictator in exile--with ex-president Jimmy Carter and a adorable manatee named Booger thrown in for strong measure.

With our bodies piling up it's anybody's bet what is going to take place from one bankruptcy to the subsequent, as an all-star line-up of Florida's most interesting writers take turns at taking this outrageously unique novel to the limit--and beyond.

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The heart-stopping first bankruptcy in bestselling writer Jessica Shirvington's Disruption sequence. What if a microchip might determine your excellent fit? What if it can be used opposed to you and those you're keen on? 8 years in the past, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands grew to become crucial. An evolution of the telephone, the bracelets promised a better lifestyles. as an alternative, they've got come to manage it. years in the past, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of many humans she enjoyed such a lot used to be taken from her, shattering her global as she knew it. Now, Maggie is prepared. And Quentin Mercer - inheritor to the M-Corp empire - has turn into key to Maggie's plan. yet because the items of her risky layout fall into position, may Quentin's involvement smash every little thing she's fought for? In a global jam-packed with damaged provides, those Maggie needs to preserve may be the so much heartbreaking. a while 14+

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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)

By Dan Simmons

At the international known as Hyperion, past the legislation of the Hegemony of guy, there waits the creature referred to as the Shrike.  There are those that worship it.  There are those that worry it.  And there are those that have vowed to spoil it.  In the Valley of the Time Tombs, the place large, brooding constructions circulation backward via time, the Shrike waits for them all.  On the eve of Armageddon, with the complete galaxy at battle, seven pilgrims set forth on a last voyage to Hyperion looking the solutions to the unsolved riddles in their lives.  Each contains a determined hope--and a poor secret.  And one may perhaps carry the destiny of humanity in his hands.  

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The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro

The is still of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the precise English butler and of his fading, insular global postwar England. on the finish of his 3 a long time of carrier at Darlington corridor, Stevens embarks on a rustic force, within which he appears again over his profession to reassure himself that he has served humanity by way of serving “a nice gentleman.” yet lurking in his reminiscence are doubts in regards to the real nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness” and graver doubts approximately his personal religion within the guy he served. 

A tragic, non secular portrait of an ideal English butler and his response to his fading insular international in post-war England. an excellent, extraordinary publication.

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Robert A. Heinlein used to be the main influential technological know-how fiction author of his period, a power so huge that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, "modern critics trying to strive against with that effect locate themselves facing an item similar to the sky or an ocean." He received the Hugo Award for top novel 4 occasions, a list that also stands. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress used to be the final of those Hugo-winning novels, and it truly is generally thought of his best work.

It is a story of revolution, of the uprising of the previous Lunar penal colony opposed to the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. it's the story of the disparate people--a machine technician, a energetic younger lady agitator, and an aged academic--who develop into the insurgent movement's leaders. And it's the tale of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is understood simply to this internal circle, and who for purposes of his personal is dedicated to the revolution's final success.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is likely one of the excessive issues of recent technology fiction, a unique bursting with politics, humanity, ardour, cutting edge technical hypothesis, and an organization trust within the pursuit of human freedom.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for top Novel.

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City of the Gods (Stargate: SG-1, Book 4)

By Sonny Whitelaw

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When a Crystal cranium is came upon underneath the pyramid of the solar in Mexico, it ignites a cataclysmic chain of occasions that maroons SG-1 on a death global. Xalótcan is a brutal society, steeped in dying and sacrifice, the place the bloody gods of the Aztecs call for tribute from a nervous and superstitious inhabitants. yet that's the least of Colonel Jack O'Neill's difficulties.

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Le Moine

By Matthew Lewis

Chef-d'oeuvre du roman gothique anglais, Le Moine (1796) met en scène los angeles déchéance d'un capucin suprêmement vertueux, pris dans les rets d'une tentatrice diabolique. Péchés de l. a. chair, magie noire, visions infernales, transgression, damnation : rédigé par un jeune homme de vingt ans à peine, ce récit sulfureux, où le fantastique se mêle à l'horreur et où le désir règne en maître, créa le scandale avant d'être érigé en objet de culte par des générations d'écrivains. On ne compte plus les romantiques qui, comme Hoffmann, Coleridge et Victor Hugo, s'en inspirèrent ; Charles Dickens alla jusqu'à acheter le manuscrit aux enchères ; André Breton en healthy un modèle pour le surréalisme ; et Antonin Artaud, qui en proposa une réécriture libre, salua l'envoûtante "sorcellerie verbale" de Lewis : "Je continuerai à tenir pour une oeuvre essentielle Le Moine, qui bouscule cette réalité à pleins bras, qui traîne devant moi des sorciers, des apparitions et des larves, avec le naturel le plus parfait, et qui fait enfin du surnaturel une réalité comme les autres."

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