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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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Icebones

Icebones


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 038081899
Year of publication: 2002

Icebones by Stephen Baxter To David and Sarah Oliver and Colin Pillinger and the Beagle 2 team Prologue There is a flat, sharp, close horizon, a plain of dust and rocks. The rocks are carved by the wind. Everything is stained rust brown, like dried blood, the shadows long and sharp. This is not Earth. Though the sun is rising, the sky above is still speckled with stars. And in the east there is a morning star: steady, brilliant, its delicate blue-white distinct against the violet wash of the ...

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Barry Lindon

Barry Lindon


Stanley Kubrick

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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. ...

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Longtusk

Longtusk


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0380818981
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 ...

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Kitty and the Silver Bullet

Kitty and the Silver Bullet


Carrie Vaughn

ISBN: 9780446618755
Year of publication: 2008

Kitty and the Silver Bullet The fourth book in the Kitty Norville series Carrie Vaughn For My Family Acknowledgments Barry Fishler deserves all due credit for the title. Jo Anne Vaughn and Mike Bateman read the rough drafts for me. Max Campanella looked over the gun stuff and took me shooting. Brian Whitehead kept calling me, demanding bloodI hope this satisfies him. In 2005, Jean Hortman read the ARC of the first book in less than two hours at a party and since then has poured out fountains of ...

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Silverhair

Silverhair


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0061020206
Year of publication: 1999

Silverhair by Stephen Baxter To Sandra, and the Calves of Probos Acknowledgments My research for this book took me to the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe the Chobe National Park, Botswana the George C. Page Museum at the Rancho La Brea tar pits, Los Angeles County the Natural History Museum, London and the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Im indebted to Eric Brown for reading the manuscript, and for feedback to Dr. Adrian Lister of the Department of Biology, University ...

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Kitty Takes a Holiday

Kitty Takes a Holiday


Carrie Vaughn

ISBN: 9780446618748
Year of publication: 0

Kitty Takes a Holiday Kitty Goes on Holiday The third book in the Kitty Norville series Carrie Vaughn For Andrea, Denise, April, Melissa, Kevin, and Tim, who were there at the start. Acknowledgments My first readers this time around were Paula Balafas and Jo Anne Mom Vaughn. Also, thank you to Paula for the ride-alongs, and to Mom for the road trip. More thank yous: To Larry Dad Vaughn for looking after the dog, and to the rest of the family. To Andro Berkovic for bringing my computing power ...

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 Blood of the Demon

Blood of the Demon


Diana Rowland

ISBN: 9780553907353
Year of publication: 2010

BLOOD OF THE DEMON Kara Gillian Series, Book 2 Diana Rowland To Mom, for supporting the arts Acknowledgments My name might be the only one on the cover, but theres no way this book would have happened if not for a number of other people. Therefore, heartfelt thanks go to: Natasha Poe, Amanda Kleist, and the rest of the St. Tammany Coroners Forensic Science Center, for their valiant attempts to help me understand the science behind DNA testing. Any DNA-related errors in this book are completely ...

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Kitty Goes to Washington

Kitty Goes to Washington


Carrie Vaughn

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Year of publication: 2006

Kitty Goes to Washington The second book in the Kitty Norville series Carrie Vaughn To Robbie The Force will be with us, always. Acknowledgments Id like to thank my beta testers: Daniel Abraham, Brian Hiebert, and Jo Anne Vaughn a.k.a. Mom. Thanks to Sandy Karpuk for an awesome day job and for letting me use the printer to Professor Kelly Hurley for the fascinating and useful Dracula discussions to Ian Hudek for coming up with V.L.A.D. to Jaime Levine for helping make this a much better book to ...

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What the Librarian Did

What the Librarian Did


Karina Bliss

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Year of publication: 0

Karina Bliss What the Librarian Did Copyright 2010 by Karina Bliss. To my sisters- Carolyn, Janine, Deryn and Natalie. All women supremely capable of bringing a strong man to his knees. Acknowledgments Thanks to Cheryl Castings, who suggested the name Matthew Bennett in a Name a character contest I ran through my Web site. Dear Reader, My interest in writing an ex-rock-star hero came about through watching a couple of TV documentaries, including Heavy-the History of Metal. I expected grunts and ...

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games


Suzanne Collins

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Year of publication: 0

Suzanne Collins THE HUNGER GAMES PART I THE TRIBUTES 1. When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prims warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping. I prop myself up on one elbow. Theres enough light in the bedroom to see them. My little sister, Prim, curled up on her side, cocooned in my mothers body, their cheeks pressed ...

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Cathing Fire

Cathing Fire


Suzanne Collins

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Year of publication: 2009

Suzanne Collins CATCHING FIRE PART I THE SPARK 1 I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air. My muscles are clenched tight against the cold. If a pack of wild dogs were to appear at this moment, the odds of scaling a tree before they attacked are not in my favor. I should get up, move around, and work the stiffness from my limbs. But instead I sit, as motionless as the rock beneath me, while the dawn begins to lighten the ...

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Dark Calling

Dark Calling


Darren Shan

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Year of publication: 0

Darren Shan Dark Calling For: BASyou love it when I call OBEs Order of the Bloody Entrails to: Sam the snapper White Rachel Wasdykedemon mistress of New Orleans Tom Woodheadin a wordSligstatic Hallowed hollerer: Stella Paskins Greek chorus: the Christopher Little choir TURN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES A small, wiry, scorpion-shaped demon with a semi-human face drives its stinger into my right eye. My eyeball pops and gooey streaks flood down my cheek. In complete agony, I scream helplessly, but worse is ...

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Wolf Island

Wolf Island


Darren Shan

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Year of publication: 0

Darren Shan Wolf Island SHADOW PLAY A five-headed demon with the body of a giant earwig bears down on me. I leap high into the air and unleash a paralysing spell. The demon stiffens, quivers wildly, then collapses. Its brittle legs shatter beneath the weight of its oversized body. Beranabus and Kernel move in on the helpless bug. I follow halfheartedly, stifling a yawn. Just another dull day at the office. One of the demons heads looks like a crow, another a vulture, while the rest look like ...

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Death's Shadow

Death's Shadow


Darren Shan

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Year of publication: 0

Darren Shan Deaths Shadow PART ONE A WHOLE NEW WORLD Snapshots of Beranabus I Brigitta was sixteen years old and about to get married. She had been promised to a prince since birth. He was handsome and kind, and she was looking forward to the wedding. She had dreams of bearing many fine warrior sons, becoming queen of a mighty empire and living a long and happy life. But the prince angered a powerful priestess. For revenge, she summoned a demon on the day of the wedding. The beast killed many ...

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