Tuf Voyaging George R. R. Martin 2013-01-29 Long before A Game of Thrones became an international phenomenon, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin had taken his loyal readers across the cosmos. Now back in print after almost ten years, Tuf Voyaging is the story of quirky and endearing Haviland Tuf, an unlikely hero just trying to do right by the galaxy, one planet at a time. Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, he’s become the proud owner of a seedship, the last remnant of Earth’s legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind; just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good hands—hands which now have the godlike ability to control the genetic material of thousands of outlandish creatures. Armed with this unique equipment, Tuf is set to tackle the problems that human settlers have created in colonizing far-flung worlds: hosts of hostile monsters, a population hooked on procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his own way . . . and in every case, the only thing that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf’s ingenuity—and his reputation as a man of integrity in a universe of rogues. “A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile.”—Analog “A new facet of Martin’s manysided talent.”—Asimov’s
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Robert C. O'Brien 2021-06-01 Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award–winning classic by notable children’s author Robert C. O’Brien. Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.
The Defeated Detective Shantnu Tiwari 2016-11-06 Many years ago, when Detective Royce was travelling in India, he found himself in the unfortunate position of being dead. Murdered, to be precise. But he made a contract with the Goddess of Death, which allowed him to return. This contract is what drives him now. Because he supposedly fails every single case he takes on, he's known as the Defeated Detective. Featuring 3 Defeated Detective Stories. RSVP Murder: A man predicts his own murder, and invites Royce to investigate. You are Invited to a Murder: Someone is going to be killed live on stage, unless Royce can stop it. Can he? The Dame Who Loved Me: The wife of a man Royce murdered wants his help in finding him.
Prey Michael Crichton 2009-10-13 Michael Crichton's Prey is a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines a heart–pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology. Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by miles and miles of nothing but cactus and coyotes. Eight people are trapped. A self-replicating swarm of predatory molecules is rapidly evolving outside the plant. Massed together, the molecules form an intelligent organism that is anything but benign. More powerful by the hour, it has targeted the eight scientists as prey. They must stop the swarm before it is too late… In Prey, Michael Crichton combines scientific brilliance with relentless pacing to create an electrifying, chilling techno-thriller
Storming Heaven Dale Brown 1995 The USA is under seige. Terrorist Henri Cazaux has been using large commercial aircraft to drop explosives on major US airports. When he unleashes a cargo of explosives on San Francisco airport, the national panic reaches all the way to the White House.
Creature of Havoc Steve Jackson 2010 This is the latest title to join "Fighting Fantasy's" brand-new look! The multi-million selling gamebook series is back with a hugely popular revamped, updated package, a brilliant new interactive website and the monsters, dungeons and peril to capture a whole new generation of imaginations. The legions of Chaos are poised to descend on Allansia. In a unique twist, YOU are the fearsome Creature of Havoc. Yet only by mastering your bestial nature and overcoming the forces of evil do you have any hope of discovering who you really are.
Brightly Burning Mercedes Lackey 2001-06-01 His name is Lavan Firestorm, a young man blessed—and cursed—with a special talent for firestarting. His legend has haunted the darkest corners of Valdemar, yet the truth has never been told. Here, at last, is his story.
Shriek: An Afterword Jeff VanderMeer 2007-07-10 An epic yet personal look at several decades of life, love, and death in the imaginary city of Ambergris-previously chronicled in Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed City of Saints & Madmen-Shriek: An Afterword relates the scandalous, heartbreaking, and horrifying secret history of two squabbling siblings and their confidantes, protectors, and enemies. Narrated with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions by ex-society figure Janice Shriek, this afterword presents a vivid gallery of characters and events, emphasizing the adventures of Janice's brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a secret that may kill or transform him; a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever; and the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies who have been waiting underground for their chance to mold the future of the city. Part academic treatise, part tell-all biography, after this introduction to the Family Shriek, you'll never look at history in quite the same way again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Blindsight Peter Watts 2006-10-03 Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Anne of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery 2021-01-28 At sixteen, Anne is grown up... almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone elses romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behaviour of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.
Assassin Fantastic Martin Harry Greenberg 2001 Fifteen masters of the fantasy genre contribute to this collection of original short stories that feature trained assassins as the lead characters. Authors include Tanya Huff, Michelle West, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, and others.
I Couldn't Think of Anything Clever Alexa Schneider 2018-11-20 This book was actually a project for my first college english class. I have always loved writing but I never found the time to sit down and force myself to put all my thoughts together. This touches on all the dark times in my life that I never thought I would say out loud. This book is just a very small introduction to who I am and where I plan to go from here.
Children of Time Adrian Tchaikovsky 2018-09-18 Adrian Tchaikovksy's award-winning novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?span
Fatal Terrain Dale Brown 1998 State-of-the-art action in the air, on land and at sea as the USA is drawn into conflict with China in this compelling and authentic new tale from an acclaimed master of the modern action-thriller. Dale Brownʹs spectacular new international bestseller -- packed with high-action entertainment, cutting-edge technology and breathtaking scenes of aerial combat -- looks forward to a near future where Taiwanʹs declaration of independence from mainland China brings a very real threat of major conflict to the Pacific. As China prepares its military response, the US president attempts to avert an international crisis by calling on his own tried and trusted secret strike force. But soon it becomes horribly apparent that with China and the USA moving ever closer to a nuclear showdown, it could be a mission too far for Patrick McLanahan, Brad Elliott, Jon Masters and their high-tech EB-52 Megafortress -- the 'Old Dog' itself.
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The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham 2022-04-19 The influential masterpiece of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant—and neglected—science fiction and horror writers, whom Stephen King called “the best writer of science fiction that England has ever produced.” “[Wyndham] avoids easy allegories and instead questions the relative values of the civilisation that has been lost, the literally blind terror of humanity in the face of dominant nature. . . . Frightening and powerful, Wyndham’s vision remains an important allegory and a gripping story.”—The Guardian What if a meteor shower left most of the world blind—and humanity at the mercy of mysterious carnivorous plants? Bill Masen undergoes eye surgery and awakes the next morning in his hospital bed to find civilization collapsing. Wandering the city, he quickly realizes that surviving in this strange new world requires evading strangers and the seven-foot-tall plants known as triffids—plants that can walk and can kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers.
Black Summer Hardcover Warren Ellis 2008-10-07 When America's premiere hero kills everyone in the White House in pursuit of his own brand of justice, his innocent former teammates become the targets of a massive military crackdown. What happens when a crimefighting hero's pursuit of justice leads him to the horrifying conclusion that he must kill his President to save his country? When John Horus decides that no one is above his personal law, he kicks down the door to the White House and throw the entire country into chaos. Now, his former teammates in the Seven Guns -- some crippled, some crazy, and all considered guilty by association -- become live targets for a military determined to wipe them all from the face of the earth. BLACK SUMMER is Warren Ellis' graphic novel about where you draw the line, and where justice is nothing but death from above.

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