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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality


Eliezer Yudkowsky

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Eliezer Yudkowsky Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Chapter 1: A Day of Very Low Probability Every inch of wall space is covered by a bookcase. Each bookcase has six shelves, going almost to the ceiling. Some bookshelves are stacked to the brim with hardback books: science, maths, history, and everything else. Other shelves have two layers of paperback science fiction, with the back layer of books propped up on old tissue boxes or lengths of wood, so that you can see the back layer of ...

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The Seersucker Whipsaw

The Seersucker Whipsaw


Ross Thomas

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Year of publication: 1967

Ross Thomas The Seersucker Whipsaw Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks... Old Song TO HARRIET whip saw hwipso v.t. 1. to cut with a whipsaw hence, 2. to defeat or get the best of a person two ways at once, as in faro, by winning two different bets in a single play. Websters New World Dictionary of the American Language Chapter 1 My four-city search for Clinton Shartelle ended in Denver where I found him playing shortstop for the Kwikway Truckers in a sandlot park at 29th and ...

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Ironfall

Ironfall


John A Schettler

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Year of publication: 2017

Kirov Saga: IRONFALL by John Schettler Authors Note: Dear Readers, Now we are deep into 1943, and there is a great deal going on, over many fronts. Hitlers gambles in Syria, Iraq and the Caucasus, have paid him good dividends. Fedorovs ploy of leaking that strategic map of present and future oil developments ended up causing a good many headaches for the British, and as we shall soon see, for Ivan Volkov as well. Yet, at the same time, the Germans have placed a number of divisions in Syria, and ...

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Stormtide Rising

Stormtide Rising


John A Schettler

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Year of publication: 2017

Kirov Saga: STORMTIDE RISING by John Schettler Authors Note: Dear Readers, After the shock and surprise of finding that Takami was not the only warship from 2021 to challenge Karpovs reign of terror, Kirov narrowly averts disaster. Once again, Karpov resorts to the last extreme to repel the dangerous attack by stealth jets that his helicopters have been unable to see and track. The string of glide bombs unleashed by Admiral Kitas F-35s seemed, at first, to be much less of a threat than the fast ...

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Saturn Run

Saturn Run


John Sandford
Ctein

ISBN: 9780698411678
Year of publication: 2015

John Sandford and Ctein SATURN RUN CTEIN DEDICATES THIS NOVEL TO PAULA BUTLER SANDFORD DEDICATES IT TO BEN, DAN, AND GABRIEL CURTIS, HIS GRANDSONS 1. FEBRUARY 9, 2066 From ten kilometers out, the Sky Survey Observatory looked like an oversized beer can. Yellow-white sunlight glittered from the cans outward side, while the other half was a shifting fun house reflection of the pale blues and pearly cloud streaks of the earth, a thousand kilometers below. The can was not quite alone: an egg-shaped ...

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The Potter's Field

The Potter's Field


Ellis Peters

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Ellis Peters The Potters Field Chapter One SAINT PETERS FAIR of that year, 1143, was one week past, and they were settling down again into the ordinary routine of a dry and favourable August, with the corn harvest already being carted into the barns, when Brother Matthew the cellarer first brought into chapter the matter of business he had been discussing for some days during the Fair with the prior of the Augustinian priory of Saint John the Evangelist, at Haughmond, about four miles to the ...

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Open Secrets

Open Secrets


Alice Munro

ISBN: 9781551993966
Year of publication: 1994

Open Secrets: Storiesby Alice Munro The publishers acknowledge the support of the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council for their publishing program. The stories in this collection were originally published in the following: The New Yorker: The Albanian Virgin originally entitled Lottar, Carried Away, The Jack Randa Hotel, Open Secrets, A Real Life originally entitled A Form of Marriage, Vandals, and A Wilderness Station. The Paris Review: Spaceships Have Landed. Some parts of the Journal ...

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The Seven File

The Seven File


William P McGivern

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Year of publication: 1956

William P. McGivern The Seven File For Ken White One At ten-thirty in the morning a big man in a black leather jacket turned off Second Avenue into Thirty-first Street. He stopped for a moment to check the number on a building, then continued down the block, limping slightly, favoring his left leg. The day was bright with early spring sunlight. Children played along the sidewalks, piercing the iron sound of traffic with laughter, and here and there old men sat out on fire escapes, soaking up the ...

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Gwendy's Button Box

Gwendy's Button Box


Stephen King
Richard Chizmar

ISBN: 9781587676116
Year of publication: 2017

Stephen King and Richard Chizmar GWENDYS BUTTON BOX 1 There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day this summeryes, even on Sundaystwelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong if time-rusted iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. She walks the first hundred, jogs the second hundred, and forces herself to run up the last hundred and five, peltingas her father would sayhellbent ...

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Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace's Brighton

Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace's Brighton


Peter James
Graham Bartlett

ISBN: 9781509810482
Year of publication: 2016

Peter James, Graham Bartlett Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Graces Brighton With all my love for Julie, Conall, Niamh and Deaglan my reasons for being Foreword For many years my real life Roy Grace, Detective Chief Superintendent David Gaylor, was my principal contact in Sussex Police, working closely with me on the planning of my stories and introducing me to any officers he felt would be helpful to my research on each successive Roy Grace novel, to lend my books the authenticity I try hard ...

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Fool's Quest

Fool's Quest


Robin Hobb

ISBN: 9780553392920
Year of publication: 2015

This is an uncorrected eBook file. Please do not quote for publication until you check your copy against the finished book. Fools Quest is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Copyright 2015 by Robin Hobb All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, a division ...

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Life Can Be Cruel: The Story of a German P.O.W. in Russia

Life Can Be Cruel: The Story of a German P.O.W. in Russia


H R R Furmanski

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Year of publication: 2016

H. R. R. Furmanski LIFE CAN BE CRUEL First Edition My thanks to Rebecca Bloomfield for encouraging me to write this book I was born in a small town in East Prussia, on a bitter cold night in January. The year was 1913, one year before the outbreak of World War I. My parents were very happy and proud that their second child was a boy. At last, thought Papa, I will have a male heir who can carry on the business and keep alive the family tradition. In his mind he was already planning my future. ...

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Dark Screams: Volume Six

Dark Screams: Volume Six


Stephen King
Joyce Carol Oates
Tim Curran
Brian James Freeman
Richard Chizmar
Lisa Morton
Nell Quinn-Gibney
Norman Prentiss

ISBN: 9780399181931
Year of publication: 2017

DARK SCREAMS VOLUME SIX Edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar The Old Dudes Ticker Stephen King In the two years after I was married 19711972, I sold nearly a dozen stories to various mens magazines. Most were purchased by Nye Willden, the fiction editor at Cavalier. Those stories were important supplements to the meager income I was earning in my two day jobs, one as a high school English teacher and the other as an employee of The New Franklin Laundry, where I washed motel sheets. ...

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Midnight Haul

Midnight Haul


Max Allan Collins

ISBN: 9780881500776
Year of publication: 1986

Max Allan Collins Midnight Haul for Barb and Nate I know it dont thrill you, I hope it dont kill you: welcome to the working week. ELVIS COSTELLO Part One: Forewarning Chapter One Neighbors on either side heard the shots. They called the police, but Ray Turner, who was one-fourth of Greenwood, New Jerseys P.D., had heard the shots too and was running across the grade-school playground, barren in the moonlight, his gun drawn. It was just after midnight. Turner, tall, thin, twenty-six, was walking ...

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The Massacre of Mankind

The Massacre of Mankind


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 9781473205093
Year of publication: 2017

Stephen Baxters THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND A sequel to The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells To H.G. WELLS This Extending Of His Idea and The H.G. Wells Society If astronomy teaches anything, it teaches that man is but a detail in the evolution of the universe, and that resemblant though diverse details are inevitably to be expected in the host of orbs around him. He learns that, though he will probably never find his double anywhere, he is destined to find any number of cousins scattered through ...

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