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Time’s Eye

Time’s Eye

Author: Stephen Baxter, Arthur Charles Clarke
Genre: Science fiction
Year of publication: 2004

Arthur C. Clarke Stephen Baxter Authors Note This book, and the series that it opens, neither follows nor precedes the books of the earlier Odyssey, but is at right angles to them: not a sequel or prequel, but an orthoquel, taking similar premises in a different direction. The quotation from Rudyard Kiplings Cities and Thrones and Powers, from Puck of Pooks Hill 1906, is used by kind permission of AP Watt Ltd., on behalf of the National Trust for Places of Historical Interest or Natural Beauty. ...
Lolita

Lolita

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Genre: Classical prose
Year of publication: 1993

Vladimir Nabokov Lolita Foreword Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male, such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates. Humbert Humbert, their author, had died in legal captivity, of coronary thrombosis, on November 16, 1952, a few days before his trial was scheduled to start. His lawyer, my good friend and relation, Clarence Choate Clark, Esq., now of he District of Columbia bar, in asking me to edit the manuscript, ...
Barry Lindon

Barry Lindon

Author: Stanley Kubrick
Genre: Classical prose
Year of publication: 1973

BARRY LYNDON A screenplay by Stanley Kubrick Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray FADE IN: EXT. PARK - DAY Brief shot of duel. RODERICK V.O. My father, who was well-known to the best circles in this kingdom under the name of roaring Harry James, was killed in a duel, when I was fifteen years old. EXT. GARDEN - DAY Mrs. James, talking with a suitor Roderick, at a distance. RODERICK V.O. My mother, after her husbands death, and her retirement, lived in such a way as to defy slander. ...
Illegal Alien

Illegal Alien

Author: Robert J Sawyer
Genre: Science fiction
Year of publication: 1997

Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer For Justice, though shes painted blind, is to the weaker side inclined. SAMUEL BUTLER 16121680 1 The Navy lieutenant poked his close-cropped head into the aircraft carriers wardroom. Its going to be another two hours, gentlemen. You should really get some sleep. Francis Nobilio, a short man of fifty with wavy hair mixed evenly between brown and gray, was sitting in a vinyl-upholstered metal chair. He was wearing a two-piece dark-blue business suit and a pale ...
Longtusk

Longtusk

Author: Stephen Baxter
Genre: Science fiction
Year of publication: 2000

Longtusk by Stephen Baxter To my niece, Jessica Bourg Prologue A vast sheet of ice sits on the North Pole: immense, brooding, jealously drawing the moisture from the air. Glaciers, jutting from the icecap like claws, pulverize rock layers and carve out fjords and lakes. South of the ice, immense plains sweep around the planet, darkened by herds of mighty herbivores. The ice has drawn so much water from the oceans that the very shapes of the continents are changed. Australia is no island, but is ...
Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Author: Robert J Sawyer
Genre: Science fiction
Year of publication: 2008

Identity Theft by Robert J. Sawyer The door to my office slid open. Hello, I said, rising from my chair. You must be my nine oclock. I said it as if I had a ten oclock and an eleven oclock, but I didnt. The whole Martian economy was in a slump, and, even though I was the only private detective on Mars, this was the first new case Id had in weeks. Yes, said a high, feminine voice. Im Cassandra Wilkins. I let my eyes rove up and down her body. It was very good work I wondered if shed had quite so ...
And Justice There Is None

And Justice There Is None

Author: Deborah Crombie
Genre: Thriller

Deborah Crombie And Justice There Is None The eighth book in the Duncan Kincaid Gemma James series, 2002 For Nanny MILLENNIUM The sun no longer shows His face and treason sows His secret seeds that no man can detect Fathers by their children are undone The brother would the brother cheat And the cowled monk is a deceit Might is right, and justice there is none. Walther von der Vogelweide c. 1170-1230 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Many thanks are due, as always, to the Every Other Tuesday Night Writers Group: ...