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Fury

Fury


Salman Rushdie

ISBN: 0679783504
Year of publication: 2002

Salman Rushdie Fury Part One 1 Professor Malik Solanka, retired historian of ideas, irascible dollmaker, and since his recent fifty-fifth birthday celibate and solitary by his own much criticized choice, in his silvered years found himself living in a golden age. Outside his window a long, humid summer, the first hot season of the third millennium, baked and perspired. The city boiled with money. Rents and property values had never been higher, and in the garment industry it was widely held that ...

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Billennium

Billennium


James Graham Ballard

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Billennium J. G. Ballard All day long, and often into the early hours of the morning, the tramp of feet sounded up and down the stairs outside Wards cubicle. Built into a narrow alcove in a bend of the staircase between the fourth and fifth floors, its plywood walls flexed and creaked with every footstep like the timbers of a rotting windmill. Over a hundred people lived in the top three floors of the old rooming house, and sometimes Ward would lie awake on his narrow bunk until 2 or 3 a.m., ...

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A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords


George Martin

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A Song of Ice and Fire A Storm of Swords A NOTE ON CHRONOLOGY A Song of Ice and Fire is told through the eyes of characters who are sometimes hundreds or even thousands of miles apart from one another. Some chapters cover a day, some only an hour others might span a fortnight, a month, half a year. With such a structure, the narrative cannot be strictly sequential sometimes important things are happening simultaneously, a thousand leagues apart. In the case of the volume now in hand, the reader ...

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The Sworn Sword

The Sworn Sword


George R R Martin

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George R. R. Martin The Sworn Sword A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms The story offered here takes place about a hundred years prior to the events described in A Game of Thrones In an iron cage at the crossroads, two dead men were rotting in the summer sun. Egg stopped below to have a look at them. Who do you think they were, ser His mule Maester, grateful for the respite, began to crop the dry brown devilgrass along the verges, heedless of the two huge wine casks on his back. Robbers, Dunk said. ...

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The Hedge Knight

The Hedge Knight


George R R Martin

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George R. R. Martin The Hedge Knight A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms The story offered here takes place about a hundred years prior to the events described in A Game of Thrones The spring rains had softened the ground, so Dunk had no trouble digging the grave. He chose a spot on the western slope of a low hill, for the old man had always loved to watch the sunset. Another day done, he would sigh, and who knows what the morrow will bring us, eh, Dunk Well, one morrow had brought rains that soaked ...

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A game of thrones

A game of thrones


George Martin

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A Song of Ice and Fire A Game of Thrones PROLOGUE We should start back, Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. The wildlings are dead. Do the dead frighten you Ser Waymar Royce asked with just the hint of a smile. Gared did not rise to the bait. He was an old man, past fifty, and he had seen the lordlings come and go. Dead is dead, he said. We have no business with the dead. Are they dead Royce asked softly. What proof have we Will saw them, Gared said. If he says they are ...

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A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings


George Martin

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A Song of Ice and Fire A Clash of Kings PROLOGUE The comets tail spread across the dawn, a red slash that bled above the crags of Dragonstone like a wound in the pink and purple sky. The maester stood on the windswept balcony outside his chambers. It was here the ravens came, after long flight. Their droppings speckled the gargoyles that rose twelve feet tall on either side of him, a hellhound and a wyvern, two of the thousand that brooded over the walls of the ancient fortress. When first he ...

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The Damnation Game

The Damnation Game


Clive Barker

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Clive Barker The Damnation Game Nor yet exempt, though ruling them like slaves, From chance, and death, and mutability. -SHELLY, Prometheus Unbound Part One. TERRA INCOGNITA Hell is the place of those who have denied They find there what they planted and what dug. A Lake of Spaces, and a Wood of Nothing, And wander there and drift, and never cease Wailing for substance. -W.B. YEATS, The Hour Glass I Providence 1 The air was electric the day the thief crossed the city, certain that tonight, after ...

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The Great and Secret Show

The Great and Secret Show


Clive Barker

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Barker, Clive The Great and Secret Show PART ONE: THE MESSENGER I Homer opened the door. Come on in, Randolph. Jaffe hated the way he said Randolph, with the faintest trace of contempt in the word, as though he knew every damn crime Jaffe had ever committed, right from the first, the littlest. What are you waiting for Homer said, seeing Jaffe linger. Youve got work to do. The sooner its started, the sooner I can find you more. Randolph stepped into the room. It was large, painted the same ...

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Galilee

Galilee


Clive Barker

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Barker, Clive Galilee For Emilian David Armstrong ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thankfully, I did not take this voyage alone. Id like to offer here a few words of appreciation to those who have accompanied me. To Vann Sauls, of McGees Crossroads, North Carolina, for his friendship, his wit, and for the insights he imparted as we explored the Carolinas together. Without our conversations wandering the midnight streets of Charleston, and the woods at Bentonville, where the armies of North and South clashed so ...

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Books Of Blood Vol 6

Books Of Blood Vol 6


Clive Barker

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Clive Barker Books Of Blood Vol 6 THE LAST ILLUSION WHAT HAPPENED THEN - when the magician, having mesmerised the caged tiger, pulled the tasselled cord that released a dozen swords upon its head - was the subject of heated argument both in the bar of the theatre and later, when Swanns performance was over, on the sidewalk of 51st Street. Some claimed to have glimpsed the bottom of the cage opening in the split second that all other eyes were on the descending blades, and seen the tiger swiftly ...

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Books Of Blood Vol 4

Books Of Blood Vol 4


Clive Barker

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Clive Barker Books Of Blood Vol 4 To Alec and Con ACKNOWLEDGMENTS My thanks to: Doug Bennett, who got me into Pentonville-and out again-in the same day and later furnished me with his insights on prisons and the prison service to Jim Burr, for his minds eye tour of White Deer, Texas, and for the New York adventures to Ros Stanwell-Smith, for her enthusiastic detailing of plagues and how to start them and to Barbara Boote, my tireless editor, whose enthusiasm has proved the best possible spur to ...

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Books Of Blood Vol 3

Books Of Blood Vol 3


Clive Barker

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Clive Barker Books Of Blood Vol 3 Son of Celluloid ONE: TRAILER Barberio felt fine, despite the bullet. Sure, there was a catch in his chest if he breathed too hard, and the wound in his thigh wasnt too pretty to look at, but hed been holed before and come up smiling. At least he was free: that was the main thing. Nobody, he swore, nobody would ever lock him up again, hed kill himself rather than be taken back into custody. If he was unlucky and they cornered him, hed stick the gun in his mouth ...

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Books Of Blood Vol 1

Books Of Blood Vol 1


Clive Barker

ISBN: 0356202291
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Clive Barker Books Of Blood Vol 1 Every body is a book of blood Wherever were opened, were red. To my mother and father ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My thanks must go to a variety of people. To my English tutor in Liverpool, Norman Russell, for his early encouragement Pete Atkins, Julie Blake, Doug Bradley and Oliver Parker for their good advice to Bill Henry, for his professional eye to Ramsey Cambell for his generosity and enthusiasm to Mary Roscoe, for painstaking translation from my hieroglyphics, and ...

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Steel Beach

Steel Beach


John Varley

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John Varley Steel Beach CHAPTER ONE In five years, the penis will be obsolete, said the salesman. He paused to let this planet-shattering information sink into our amazed brains. Personally, I didnt know how many more wonders I could absorb before lunch. With the right promotional campaign, he went on, breathlessly, it might take as little as two years. He might even have been right. Stranger things have happened in my lifetime. But I decided to hold off on calling my broker with frantic orders ...

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