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By Tim Powers. 1996
In the second book of the Fault Lines Trilogy Tim Powers dazzles with a dark and extraordinary urban fantasy… set in an otherworldly LA as a young boy finds himself targeted by malevolent ghost hunters There is a Los Angeles that few people can see a shadowed metropolis of ghosts ghost hunters and ghost junkies who crave the addictive rush of inhaled spirits When eleven-year-old Koot Hoomie Parganas decides to flee the constrictive grasp of his New Age parents he inadvertently steps into this world Escaping with his parents most prized possession Koot is soon the object of the most intense supernatural manhunt in history On an ordinary day Los Angeles can be treacherous this other LA could prove downright fatal for an unsuspecting youngster who s suddenly the target of every hungry ghost hunter prowling the City of Angels But Koot will not be taken easily And though not everyone racing to Koot s side means him harm they are greatly outnumbered by malevolent forces driven by a terrible undeniable need Expiration Date is the second book in the Fault Lines Trilogy which begins with Last Call and concludes with Earthquake Weather At once exhilarating and terrifying this book is a bravura display of the brilliant bold invention that has moved bestselling author Peter Straub to declare World Fantasy and Philip K Dick award-winner Tim Powers one of my absolute favorite writers
By George Alec Effinger. 1991
Set in a divided near-future THE EXILE KISS is author George Alec Effinger s third book about the high-tech… Arab ghetto called the Budayeen It s a world filled with mind- or mood-altering drugs for any purpose brains enhanced by electronic hardware with plug-in memory additions and new personalities and bodies shaped to perfection by surgery Marid Audran having risen from the rank of street hustler is now an enforcer for Friedlander Bey one of the most feared men in the Budayeen But betrayal and exile send Marid and Bey out into the lifeless Arabian desert Can they survive on their own Will they make it back into hostile territory Will they find their revenge With this culmination of the sequence of Marid books readers will quickly understand why this series is considered one of the great works of modern SF and a defining example of the cyber-punk genre
By Matt Phelan, Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest. 2018
In this charming picture book by Newbery winner Patricia MacLachlan, Little Robot is lonely—until he has an inventive and creative… solution. Little Robot’s life is peaceful—yet maybe it’s a little too peaceful. But wait! He has an idea. With a little hard work, perseverance, and resourceful thinking, can Little Robot build his way to the perfect cure for loneliness?
By Laurie S. Sutton. 2017
Team up with Batman, Robin, and more of your favorite heroes as they battle Mr. Freeze and the Penguin in… this action-packed chapter book retelling of the Batman animated film, Mechs vs. Mutants that comes with full-color images from the film throughout!Gotham City has frozen over, and that’s just the beginning. Mr. Freeze and the Penguin are taking over the planet. First step: jumbo-size Killer Croc and Chemo. Second step: unleash the monsters! While Nightwing, The Flash, Robin, and Dr. Langstrom create all-new tech, Batman and Green Arrow don their mech suits to take on the big, bad guys. It’s a larger-than-life battle, but can machine defeat monster before it’s ice world forever? BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics.
By Style Guide, Laurie S. Sutton. 2016
A squad of dastardly super-villains is trying to take over Gotham City, and it's up to Batman and his super… hero friends to stop them in this action-packed retelling of the Batman animated film, Animal Instincts.Screeee! Hiss! Chomp! Gotham City is being ravaged by a squad of super-villains with wild animal instincts and it's up to Batman and his team of heroes to stop them! But are these super-villains too powerful? Could they be part of a bigger master plan hatched by none other than the Penguin? And what more does the Penguin have in store for Gotham City? Find out in this chapter book with full-color illustrations throughout! BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics.
By Dan Yaccarino. 2013
Doug is a robot. His parents want him to be smart, so each morning they plug him in and start… the information download. After a morning spent learning facts about the city, Doug suspects he could learn even more about the city by going outside and exploring it. And so Doug . . . unplugs. What follows is an exciting day of adventure and discovery. Doug learns amazing things by doing and seeing and touching and listening--and above all, by interacting with a new friend.Dan Yaccarino's funny story of robot rebellion is a great reminder that sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.
By Zachary Rau. 2012
In this follow-up novel to Switching Gears, 12-year-old Kevin Bowman is now working with the Autobots to fight the evil… Decepticons and search for his missing brother. Kevin is starting to lose hope until he gets help from the most unexpected person-his nemesis, Douglas. Douglas informs the team of a secret cave of ancient Cybertronian weapons located at Battle Mountain, Nevada. Kevin and Gears believe the cave might have clues to the disappearance of Kevin's brother and other missing soldiers. Will the team find what they are looking for or has Douglas set a trap for them at Battle Mountain?
By Style Guide, Cala Spinner. 2017
Voltron returns for another adventure in this collectible chapter book retelling of the hottest new Netflix series, Voltron Legendary Defender… from DreamWorks Animation!Knowledge or death. When Keith and Shiro enter the mysterious Blade of Marmora base, they are unprepared for what happens next. The Blade of Marmora is a secret society of Galra rebels—who know Keith has entered with one of their blades. Keith must withstand the Trials of Marmora to unlock its secrets, but only a Galra can activate the blade. Is Keith meant to go through the door and become a member of the Blade of Marmora? Or will the Red Lion need a new Paladin? This paperback edition includes exclusive Voltron decal stickers! DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender © 2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. TM World Events Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
By Natalie Shaw. 2017
What’s the only thing scarier than Emperor Zarkon? Space Mall Cop Varkon, and he has it out for the Paladins… of Voltron in this collectible chapter book retelling of the hottest new Netflix series, Voltron Legendary Defender from DreamWorks Animation!Welcome to the Space Mall, the universe’s last resort against fair-priced goods. Here, you can purchase a whole set of Teludav lenses, all for the low, low price of your first-born child—or being the shopkeeper’s butler for one year. While Shiro works on forming a stronger bond with the Black Lion, the other Paladins navigate the galactic Space Mall, and try to avoid getting caught by Varkon (and his trusty hoverbike) in the process! This ebook edition includes a new, never-before-told story from the Space Mall! DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender © 2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. TM World Events Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
By Kim Stanley Robinson. 1984
On the North Pole of Pluto there stands an enigma: a huge circle of standing blocks of ice, built on… the pattern of Earth's Stonehenge--but ten times the size, standing alone at the farthest reaches of the Solar System. What is it? Who came there to build it?In Kim Stanley Robinson's Icehenge, the secret lies, perhaps, in the chaotic decades of the Martian Revolution, in the lost memories of those who have lived for centuries.
By Christopher Priest. 2004
Two 19th century stage illusionists the aristocratic Rupert Angier and the working-class Alfred Borden engage in a bitter… and deadly feud the effects are still being felt by their respective families a hundred years later Working in the gaslight-and-velvet world of Victorian music halls they prowl edgily in the background of each other s shadowy life driven to the extremes by a deadly combination of obsessive secrecy and insatiable curiosity P P At the heart of the row is an amazing illusion they both perform during their stage acts The secret of the magic is simple and the reader is in on it almost from the start but to the antagonists the real mystery lies deeper Both have something more to hide than the mere workings of a trick P P Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel 1996
By Ray O'Ryan, Colin Jack. 2013
Zack finds out that two best friends are better than one in this chapter book adventure. Zack is thrilled when… he finds out that his best friend on Earth, Bert Jones, is going to visit him on Nebulon. Zack can't wait to show Bert around the new planet, as well as his new school. But when Bert meets Drake, Zack's best friend on Nebulon, some jealousy starts to brew. Drake feels left out when Zack and Bert tell stories from Earth and share inside jokes. And he feels even more left out when the three boys go to an amusement park on the planet Cisnos and Zack and Bert go on all the rides. . . without Drake. When Zack finally realizes how out-of-place Drake feels, he, Drake, and Bert decide to "all "have fun together. Because, of course, two best friends are even better than one With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
By Philip Wylie. 1954
This book may change your life. It may save it. It is one of the most important—and most shocking—books ever… written.<P> Tomorrow! is a story of average, nice Americans living in the neighboring cities of Green Prairie and River City in Middle America. It is—until the sudden blitz—the story of the girl next door and her boyfriend; of the accountant who saw what was coming, and the rich old lady who didn’t; of engaging young kids, babies, “hoods,” a bank official who “borrowed” from a customer’s account.<P> Then, at the height of the Christmas shopping season, Condition Red is sounded, and this down-to-earth story of America’s Main Street becomes a shattering, vivid experience of the nightmare that human beings have cooked up for themselves.<P> Tomorrow! can be read as a novel of pure suspense—if you dare. It is a thriller in which the apocalyptic technology of today is superimposed on the future. But the novel is also designed to show Philip Wylie’s conclusions about America’s dangerous vulnerability to dread, hysteria, and panic, as well as his recommendations about what must be done.