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By Margaret Atwood. 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZEMargaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern… classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019
By Kenneth Oppel. 2020
The first book in bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s explosive new trilogyIt was just rain.But after the downpour, odd black plants… begin to shoot up.Suddenly—They. Are. Everywhere.They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic pollen—and feed.Strangely, three Salt Spring Island teens seem immune. Anaya, Petra and Seth. What’s their connection? What’s their secret? A week ago, they wouldn’t have thought they had one. But they’d better figure it out fast—the invasion has already begun.
By Suzanne Collins. 2020
Ambition will fuel him.Competition will drive him.But power has its price.It is the morning of the reaping that will kick… off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined -- every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute... and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
By William Gibson. 2020
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“ONE OF THE MOST VISIONARY, ORIGINAL, AND QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL WRITERS CURRENTLY WORKING”* returns with a… sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The Peripheral. William Gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Cory Doctorow raved that The Peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.” Now Gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy. Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t. Meanwhile, a century ahead in London, in a different time line entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice are her current project. Wilf can see what Verity and Eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it. *The Boston Globe
By Cory Doctorow. 2019
Four novellas are connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today-- and what America could be in the near,… near future. It's a world in which "smart" kitchen appliances will only work with certain manufacturers' ingredients. In which a Superman-like figure attempts to rectify the corruption of police forces he previously assisted. In which a man vents his anger against insurance companies that won't fund his wife's experimental drugs. And in which, to survive the coming economic collapse, a man creates a desert retreat in which nothing could possible go wrong. Canada Reads 2020. 2019.
By Walter Jon Williams. 2016
Nebula Award-winning author Walter Jon Williams returns to the sweeping space opera adventure of his Praxis universe with Impersonations, an… exciting new novel featuring the hero of Dread Empire's Fall!Having offended her superiors by winning a battle without permission, Caroline Sula has been posted to the planet Earth, a dismal backwater where careers go to die. But Sula has always been fascinated by Earth history, and she plans to reward herself with a long, happy vacation amid the ancient monuments of humanity's home world.Sula may be an Earth history buff, but there are aspects of her own history she doesn't want known. Exposure is threatened when an old acquaintance turns up unexpectedly. Someone seems to be forging evidence that would send her to prison. And all that is before someone tries to kill her.If she's going to survive, Sula has no choice but to make some history of her own.Reviews:"Well told with story plot, well-drawn characters, and excellent wordsmithing...It feels like Williams is having a great time with Impersonations." -- Locus"Readers will savor this intriguing glimpse into the life of a woman who struggles with her own identity and the price of her action." -- Publishers WeeklyAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
By Sylvia Day. 2012
Special Task Force agent Alexei Night has been in lust with Interstellar Council Representative Briana Michaels ever since the first… time he saw her on the vid comm But their lives are worlds apart He s a vampire She s not There s no possibility of a relationship between them Yet he still dreams of her When Briana s unpopular position supporting vampiric rights threatens her family Alex leaps at the chance to protect her and be with her It s a two-week journey to her homeworld and he ll spend it making love with the woman he can t keep trying to get enough of her to last an eternity Their erotic connection is easily established but their bond doesn t overshadow the danger surrounding Briana A hopeless romance with a woman whose mortal life is threatened Things can t get any worse for Alex And then somehow they do
By Martha Wells, Corey White, Andrew Gray, Dave Hutchinson, J S Herbison, Spencer Ellsworth. 2017
Blast off into adventure with psychic powers half-human revolutions haunted luxury spaceships murderous sentient robots and… genetic experiments Check out excerpts from five short works that will be lighting up the stars in Summer 2017 Starfire A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J S Herbison Acadie by Dave Hutchinson All Systems Red by Martha Wells and Killing Gravity by Corey J White At the Publisher s request this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied
Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself complete with authentic meter… and verse and theatrical monologues and dialog by everyone from Luke Skywalker to Rose Tico The Star Wars saga continues with Bard of Avon providing some of the biggest shocks yet Alack the valiant Resistance must flee from the scoundrels of the First Order and it falls to Rey Finn Poe Rose and BB-8 to take up arms against sea of troubles Can they bring Snoke s schemes to woe destruction ruin and decay Will Luke Skywalker take the stage once more and aid General Leia in the winter of her discontent Authentic meter stage directions reimagined movie scenes and dialogue and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike Every scene and character from the film appears in the play along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy
The most infamous of horror stories--a disturbing examination of man's capacity for evilOne pitch-black London morning, a ghoulish little man… tramples a young girl and continues heedlessly on his way. Caught by a passerby and returned to the scene of the crime, the man is forced to pay £100 in restitution. He produces ten pounds in gold and a check for the remainder. Curiously, the check bears the signature of the well-regarded Dr. Henry Jekyll. Even stranger, Dr. Jekyll's will names this same awful and mysterious little man, Mr. Hyde, as the sole beneficiary. Troubled by the coincidence, Dr. Jekyll's attorney visits his client. What he uncovers is a tale so strange and terrifying it has seeped into the very fabric of our consciousness.An immediate success upon its publication in 1886 and a cultural touchstone to this day, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most disturbing stories ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Anne Mccaffrey. 1993
Here are five gripping episodes of early Pern - from the very first space survey recommending colonization to the… last where the early world its young dragon culture undetected is condemned to be isolated in space Here is the saga of the mass evacuation from the volcanic southern continent an entire group of people moved across the dangerous seas guarded and guided by a flotilla of dolphins Here too is the story of the creation of Ruatha Hold - a mammoth undertaking in the early days of Pern
By Emery C. Walters. 2018
On a first-class flight, Bruce encounters a service dog that’s only slightly less annoying than the woman who owns it.… What no one realizes is that, thanks to a monkey bite, the dog is now a vector for a plague that will soon sweep the planet.A sexy, young flight attendant named Burk offers to help Bruce home and to stay with him while on break. Burk organizes Bruce’s home for survival as they watch civilization begin to fall apart. Slowly, they collect others in need, including a young transman. When they hear cathedral bells calling the survivors to come together, they all pitch in to help.Can love bloom amidst the apocalyptic death and destruction?
By Harry Turtledove. 1998
When the Great War engulfed Europe in 1914 the United States and the Confederate States of America bitter… enemies for five decades entered the fray on opposite sides the United States aligned with the newly strong Germany while the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies Britain and France But it soon became clear to both sides that this fight would be different--that war itself would never be the same again For this was to be a protracted global conflict waged with new and chillingly efficient innovations--the machine gun the airplane poison gas and trench warfare Across the Americas the fighting raged like wildfire on multiple and far-flung fronts As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the diverse ethnic groups of the northern states--Irish and Italians Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to hold together a Confederacy still beset by ignorance prejudice and class divisions And as the war thundered on southern blacks oppressed for generations found themselves fatefully drawn into a climactic confrontation From the Paperback edition
By Betsy Duffey. 1999
How much trouble can two third graders and one pint-sized alien get into? Plenty, as well as plenty of slapstick… fun! It's just an ordinary school day when third-graders Lexie and J. P. see an unusual sign on the bulletin board.
By Mark Gardner, ANTONIO EDUARDO VARGAS RODRIGUES. 2017
Como seria se voc pudesse alugar o corpo ideal Escolher um par de corpos entre mais… de vinte dispon veis parece ser o toque final perfeito para Tom e Jean Smith comemorarem o trig simo ano de casamento que ocorrer num cruzeiro dos sonhos do casal E assim foi - at que ao retornarem ao lar descobriram que suas vidas tinham sido roubadas Desesperados os Smiths procuram ajuda e descobrem que n o foram as nicas v timas desse tipo de golpe E fazem uma viagem ao inferno Agora correm contra o tempo para localizar seus corpos originais e recuperar suas vidas O tempo limitado sen o a mudan a ser permanente E fatal
By David Anderson. 2017
Will Kevin Rose Quentin and Fiona have overcome supercomputer REX and escaped their island prison for the… open sea Instead of sailing to freedom suddenly everything changes Will wakes up on an enormous container ship without knowing how he got there He explores blood-stained corridors and deserted cargo holds for his friends and senses he is being watched Then Will encounters something new in his life adults But these are adults beyond Will s darkest nightmares Will and his four friends link up with a lone doctor who swears he is on their side but is he Who can Will trust and what is really going on Will Co have to work it out fast and survive in the meantime Because unknown to them all there is something much worse aboard ship and it s about to emerge
By Joe Craig. 2013
Deeper, darker, deadlier Jimmy Coates can trust only one person to keep the country from falling into chaos--the man he… was first sent to kill. But he is nowhere to be found. And the British government will stop at nothing to prevent the opposition from winning the upcoming election. With the help of his friend Eva, who is working deep undercover at NJ7, Jimmy must steer his country in the fight against the dictatorship.
By James Gunn. 1977
The college of the future has just one purpose: endless battle. Political organizations urge ruthless combat with an invisible opponent… and each student is challenged to be more extreme than the rest. One man finds his fame by kidnapping and killing a professor. Instantly he is immersed into the world of grease-guns and grenades, where the anarchy is suspiciously formulated. The professors have forgotten their pursuit of knowledge, midnight groping at the point has turned into isolated sex with keyboards and the only goal is to compete in deadly political games. By becoming a shining example of academic excellence, Tom Gavin has tapped into the secrets inside the private chambers of the university. He finds it is either play the game or die beneath the latest revolutionary fire.
By James Gunn. 1992
Master of science fiction James Gunn explores the infinite possibilities of the unknown world in his collection of short stories… Future Imperfect From planets where social status is based on poverty to a human zoo that serves as a refrigerator for a bloodthirsty monster Gunn tests the limit of human imagination Step inside and feel free to browse A Venusian factory in Jersey manufactures only the finest women on the market Each is flawless in her beauty and poise but there is one malfunction that may prove deadly for the future of this company and the owner of the lovely lass Enjoy this tale and more in Gunn s collection of alternate realities
By James Gunn. 2001
Wow the millennium is off to a great start the notorious Y2K bug was no problem and… the world didn t end time to take a break and relax Well not exactly The millennium didn t really get underway until January 1 2001 You thought you were safe Think again Something much MUCH MUCH worse is ahead The new millennium will bring nothing but disaster and destruction As six unique people rush feverishly to resolve catastrophes both personal and otherwise they cannot ignore the loudly ticking clock that will bring THE END OF THE WORLD And this time its no psychic premonition it s more real than you ve ever dreamed