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Darker Angels

Darker Angels


M L N Hanover

ISBN: 9781416576778
Year of publication: 2009

M. L. N. Hanover Darker Angels The second book in the Black Suns Daughter series, 2009 To Anita Blake and Harry Angel Introduction How long has this been going on The teacher sat on the corner of his desk, a pile of ungraded math worksheets shifting under his thigh, and thought about how best to answer. The woman stood, waiting. She was younger than he was by almost a decade. Pale hair, ice-blue eyes, cream linen suit, shoulder holster. She wasnt how hed pictured an FBI agent. She was almost ...

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Unclean Spirits

Unclean Spirits


M L N Hanover

ISBN: 9781416575979
Year of publication: 2008

M. L. N. Hanover Unclen Spirits The first book in the Black Suns Daughter series, 2008 To John Constantine Acknowledgments I would like to thank JB Bell, Sam Jones, and Andan Lauber for their help in inventing Jayn Heller and for handing me Guilty Pleasures back during the heyday of the Abbey. I would also like to thank Jayn Franck for lending her name. I owe debts of service and gratitude to the members of the Santa Fe Critical Mass group, including S. M. and Jan Stirling, Emily Mah, Ian ...

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Wake

Wake


Robert J Sawyer

ISBN: 9780441016792
Year of publication: 2009

Wake by Robert J. Sawyer Big breakthroughs seldom come quickly or easily or in the form that might be expected. What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self. Helen Keller Chapter 1 Not darkness, for that implies an understanding of light. Not silence, for that suggests a familiarity with sound. Not loneliness, for that requires knowledge of others. But still, faintly, so tenuous that if it were any less it wouldnt exist at all: awareness. Nothing more than that. Just awareness a ...

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Darwinia

Darwinia


Robert Charles Wilson

ISBN: 0312860382
Year of publication: 1998

Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson Prologue 1912: March Guilford Law turned fourteen the night the world changed. It was the watershed of historical time, the night that divided all that followed from everything that went before, but before it was any of that, it was only his birthday. A Saturday in March, cold, under a cloudless sky as deep as a winter pond. He spent the afternoon rolling hoops with his older brother, breathing ribbons of steam into the raw air. His mother served pork and beans ...

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Evolution

Evolution


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 057507342
Year of publication: 2002

Evolution by Stephen Baxter To Sandra, again. And to the rest of us, in hope of long perspectives Judging from the past, we may safely infer that not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity. And of the species now living very few will transmit progeny of any kind to a far distant futurity. Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life 1859 Prologue As the plane descended ...

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The Witches of Karres

The Witches of Karres


James H Schmiz

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Year of publication: 1966

The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz Chapter ONE It was around the hub of the evening on the planet of Porlumma when Captain Pausert, commercial traveler from the Republic of Nikkeldepain, met the first of the witches of Karres. It was just plain fate, so far as he could see. He was feeling pretty good as he left a high-priced bar on a cobbled street near the spaceport, with the intention of returning straight to his ship. There hadnt been an argument, exactly. But someone had grinned ...

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The Inverted World

The Inverted World


Christopher Priest

ISBN: 1590172698
Year of publication: 1974

The Inverted World by Christopher Priest To my mother and father Wheresoeer I turn my view, All is strange, yet nothing new Endless labour all along, Endless labour to be wrong. SAMUEL JOHNSON AUTHORS NOTE Some of the situations described in this novel were incorporated into a short story entitled The Inverted World, which was first published in England in New Writings in SF 22 by Sidgwick Jackson Ltd. Beyond a slight duplication of background and the inclusion of a few similarly named ...

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Demon Possessed

Demon Possessed


Stacia Kane

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Year of publication: 2010

Demon Possessed The third book in the Megan Chase series Stacia Kane This one is for Stephen. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Aside from my family, my husband and daughters, I have to thank Corinne Knell and Caitlin Kittredge, Stacey Jay, Mark Henry, Richelle Mead, Synde Korman, Todd Thomas, Kaz Mahoney, David Bridger, and all the pals who were so patient with me while I finished this book and completed an international move. Additional, huge thanks to Paula Guran, Jennifer Heddle, Chris Lotts, and Erica ...

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Personal Demons

Personal Demons


Stacia Kane

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Year of publication: 2008

Personal Demons The first book in the Megan Chase series Stacia Kane To my family. Chapter 1 Welcome back to Personal Demons, Megan said into the microphone. Our next caller is Regina. Hi, Regina, how can I slay your personal demons The words tasted like shame. She and Richard had fought over that line, just as theyd fought over the massive publicity campaign he and the station had orchestrated for the show. Richard signed the paychecks, so Richard won. Never let it be said that good taste and ...

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The Butterfly Kid

The Butterfly Kid


Chester Anderson

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Year of publication: 1967

The Butterfly Kid by Chester Anderson for Lee and Toni Lamb, sine quibus non. FOREWORD I always feel vaguely cheated by first-person novels wherein the name of the narrator is not the name of the author. This is irrational, but there it is. I never claimed to be particularly rational. Therefore, I made myself a character in this book, using my own real name with, of course, my permission. Having gone thus far, I modeled the character of my friend, roommate and manager on my real-life friend, ...

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Learning the World

Learning the World


Ken MacLeod

ISBN: 1841493430
Year of publication: 2005

Learning the World by Ken MacLeod Population will mightily increase, and the earth will be a garden. Governments will be conducted with the quietude and regularity of club committees. The interest which is now felt in politics will be transferred to science the latest news from the laboratory of the chemist, or the observatory of the astronomer, or the experimenting room of the biologist will be eagerly discussed. Disease will be extirpated the causes of decay will be removed immortality will ...

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Witch World

Witch World


Andre Norton

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Year of publication: 1963

Witch World by Andre Norton PART I: VENTURE OF SULCARKEEP I SIEGE PERILOUS The rain was a slantwise curtain across the dingy street, washing soot from city walls, the taste of it metallic on the lips of the tall, thin man who walked with a loping stride close to the buildings, watching the mouths of doorways, the gaps of alleys with a narrow-eyed intentness. Simon Tregarth had left the railroad station two or was it three hours ago He had no reason to mark the passing of time any longer. It had ...

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Skylark DuQuesne

Skylark DuQuesne


Edward E Smith

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Year of publication: 1966

Skylark DuQuesne by Edward E. Smith 1. S.O.S. APPEARANCES are deceiving. A polished chunk of metal that shines like a Christmas-tree ornament may hold and release energy to destroy a city. A seed is quite another order of being to the murderous majesty of a toppling tree. A match flame can become a holocaust. And the chain of events that can unseat the rulers of galaxies can begin in a cozy living room, before a hearth Outwardly, the comfortable if somewhat splendidly furnished living room of ...

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The Whole Man

The Whole Man


John Brunner

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Year of publication: 1964

The Whole Man by John Brunner Spiritus intus alit, totamque infusa per artus Mens agitat molem et magno se corpore miscet. Vergil: Aeneid, VI 726-7 Part One: Molem 1 After the birth they put her in a bed, a large woman wasted by worry and hunger, so that it was not only over her emptied belly that her skin hung old-clothes-fashion. In spite of her wide pelvic girdle she had had a difficult labor the tired-faced doctor had judged her a few per cent worse off than those others who competed for ...

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The Ghost and the Femme Fatale

The Ghost and the Femme Fatale


Alice Kimberley

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Year of publication: 0

Alice Kimberley The Ghost and the Femme Fatale The fourth book in the Haunted Bookshop series, 2008 To the noir filmmakers of the 40s and 50s for the remarkable art they left behind. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Sincerest thanks to Wendy McCurdy, executive editor, and John Talbot, literary agent. Like Jack, they are entities unseen, yet absolutely vital to the existence of this book. AUTHORS NOTE Although real places and institutions are mentioned in this book, they are used in the service of fiction. No ...

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