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Par Jael Richardson. 2021
A fierce and illuminating debut from FOLD founder Jael Richardson about a young woman who must find the courage to…determine her own future and secure her freedomSet in an imagined world in which the most vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society, Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. In this world, Elimina Dubois is one of only 100 babies taken from the Gutter and raised in the land of opportunity as part of a social experiment led by the Mainland government. But when her Mainland mother dies, Elimina finds herself all alone, a teenager forced into an unfamiliar life of servitude, unsure of who she is and where she belongs. Elimina is sent to an academy with new rules and expectations where she befriends Gutter children who are making their own way through the Gutter System in whatever ways they know how. When Elimina’s life takes another unexpected turn, she will discover that what she needs more than anything may not be the freedom she longs for after all. Richardson’s Gutter Child reveals one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the strength within herself to forge her future and defy a system that tries to shape her destiny.
Par Mike Chen. 2021
Don't miss this Most Anticipated New Science Fiction and Fantasy novel as chosen by:CNN • Elle Magazine • Buzzfeed • Goodreads • Io9 • LitHub Bookmarks • BookRiot • BookBub • The Nerd Daily • GeekTyrantAn extraordinary…and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people&’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength…to deliver fast food. And she&’ll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else—and yourself."Incredibly fun and thoughtful.&” —Buzzfeed
Peter F. Hamilton's extraordinary far-future epics recall the golden age of science fiction, as practiced by Isaac Asimov and Robert…Heinlein. Nowhere is that legacy more in evidence than in The Void Trilogy. Taking place twelve hundred years after the events of Hamilton's Commonwealth novels, The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void, and The Evolutionary Void are Hamilton at his most ambitious and daringly imaginative--and now all three are together for the first time in this addictive eBook bundle. Contains an exhilarating preview of Peter F. Hamilton's highly anticipated novel, The Abyss Beyond Dreams, set in the same universe as The Void Trilogy. THE DREAMING VOID THE TEMPORAL VOID THE EVOLUTIONARY VOID The year is 3589. At the very heart of the galaxy is the Void, a self-contained microuniverse that cannot be stopped as it expands in all directions, consuming everything in its path. Even the oldest and most technologically advanced of the galaxy's sentient races, the Raiel, do not know its origin or its purpose. Then Inigo, an astrophysicist, begins having vivid dreams. Inside the Void, Inigo sees paradise. Thanks to the gaiafield, a neural entanglement wired into most humans, those dreams are shared by hundreds of millions--and a religion, the Living Dream, is born, with Inigo as its prophet. But then he vanishes. A new wave of dreams broadcast by an unknown Second Dreamer serves as the impetus for a massive Pilgrimage into the Void, which could trigger an accelerated devourment phase that will swallow up thousands of worlds. Thus begins a desperate race to find Inigo and avert catastrophe. Praise for The Void Trilogy The Dreaming Void "Peter F. Hamilton is the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction, author of immense, complex far-future sagas. The Dreaming Void is his best yet."--Ken Follett "A real spellbinder from a master storyteller . . . dozens of scenarios, a surprisingly well-delineated cast of thousands, plotting enough to delight the most Machiavellian of readers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Amazing storytelling . . . Hamilton is the clear heir to Heinlein in my view."--Marc Andreessen, founder, Netscape The Temporal Void "Fusing elements of hard SF with adventure fantasy tropes, Hamilton has singlehandedly raised the bar for grand-scale speculative storytelling."--Publishers Weekly "A great, sprawling, ripping yarn reminiscent of Golden Age Science Fiction."--SF Crowsnest "A gripping story, with the fates of two universes at stake."--SF Site The Evolutionary Void "Satisfying and powerful . . . Space Opera doesn't get much more epic than Peter F. Hamilton, something proven in spades in The Evolutionary Void."--SFFWorld "Spiced with plenty of action and intrigue."--San Jose Mercury News "The author's mastery of the art of the 'big story' earns him a place among the leading authors of dynastic SF."--Library Journal
Par Erna Brodber. 1997
This is the first American publication of Brodber's eagerly awaited third novel. In Louisiana: A Novel she explores her continuing…fascination with the power of the past to live in the present. Here, Ella Townsend, a young African American anthropologist whose roots are Caribbean, researches Louisiana folk life and discovers not only the world of voodoo and carnival but also the mystical connection of the living and the dead. With her tape recorder she explores the rich heritage of Creole Louisiana, but Mammy, Ella's primary informant, dies during the project. Then from beyond the grave she continues to transmit messages. Although the academically minded Ella is dubious about the authenticity of the medium, gradually, as she confronts her prejudices, the tapes convey enriching mysteries about the past lives of Mammy and her friend Lowly. From this supernatural experience, Ella learns much about herself and her background. Louisiana celebrates the magico-religious culture of hoodoo, conjure, obeah, and myal. Like Brodber's previous works, Myal: A Novel and Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, Louisiana reveals the author's fascinating gift of myth-making. The Louisiana of her title represents two places sharing the same name---the American state and Brodber's native parish in Jamaica. Through this blending of localities, Brodber shows how elements from the African diaspora are kept alive in the Creole culture of the Americas.
Par Christopher Paolini. 2020
Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic…novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.Now she's awakened a nightmare.During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . .At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Par Kim Stanley Robinson. 2020
Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to…protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story
Par Brian Evenson. 2019
A newborn's absent face appears on the back of someone else's head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve…the silence he's after for his final scene, and a therapist begins, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. In these stories of doubt, delusion, and paranoia, no belief, no claim to objectivity, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses--whether we know it or not.
Par Ashley Poston. 2020
Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting.…It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself
Par Neal Shusterman, Eric Elfman. 2014
After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've…inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids-Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent-and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose.Ultimately Nick learns that the genius Nikola Tesla placed the items-his last inventions-in the attic as part of a larger plan that he mathematically predicted. Nick and his new friends must retrieve everything that was sold at the garage sale and keep it safe. But the task is fraught with peril-in addition to the dangers inherent in Tesla's mysterious and powerful creations, a secret society of physicists, the Accelerati, is determined to stop Nick and alter destiny to achieve its own devious ends. It's a lot for a guy to handle, especially when he'd much rather fly under the radar as the new kid in town.Fans of intrigue, action, humor, and nonstop surprises are guaranteed a read unlike any other in Tesla's Attic, Book One of the Accelerati Trilogy.
Par Kim Stanley Robinson. 2017
<P>New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in…the next century. <P>As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. <P>For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. <P>There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear --- along with the lawyers, of course. <P>There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building's manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. <P>Then there are two boys who don't live there, but have no other home-- and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine. <P>Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all-- and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests. <P>New York 2140 is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel, from a writer uniquely qualified to the story of its future.
Par Kira Jane Buxton. 2019
One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.S.T.,…a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.
Par James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet. 2019
The best dystopian series since The Hunger Games just got better. <p><p>Escape is just the beginning. <p><p>Twin sisters Becca and…Cassie barely got out of the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing--not even the all-powerful United regime. <p><p>Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate? <p><p>In this gripping sequel to James Patterson's YA blockbuster Crazy House, the world is about to get even crazier. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
Par Lois Mcmaster Bujold. 1990
Una de las mejores sagas de aventuras de ciencia ficción. Galardonada con cuatro premios Hugo, dos Nebula, dos Locus y…un Analog. Tras graduarse en la Academia, el primer destino de Miles Vorkosigan es ser oficial de meteorología en la remota base de Lazkowski. Su reto es ser capaz de soportar la disciplina y la rutina militar de la base. Sin embargo, al rechazar una orden directa del comandante, Miles es arrestado por insubordinación y traición. Será llevado de vuelta a la capital y retenido en las entrañas de la Seguridad Imperial, donde se encontrará con Simon Illyan, conocido de su padre, quien le ofrece la libertad a cambio de que emprenda una peligrosa misión. Reseña:«El trabajo de Bujold permanecerá entre los más transcendentales de la ciencia ficción contemporánea.»Publishers Weekly
Par Diego Valenzuela. 2021
El mundo dejó de pertenecernos... pero la esperanza no muere Un virus alienígena ha llevado a la humanidad al borde…de la extinción y lo único que queda es Roue, el último bastión en un mundo en ruinas. Ezra Blanchard, un joven que no cree en el futuro de la raza humana, descubre que su sangre posee una cualidad única, que lo obliga a unirse a Zenith, una instalación secreta del ejército de Roue. Es allí donde Ezra descubre la última esperanza de la humanidad: el Creux, poderosas armaduras que son lo único capaz de combatir el virus, y una de ellas solo puede ser piloteada por Ezra. Así, él comienza una emocionante vida llena de retos y peligros, pero Zenith, y su Creux, podrían guardar aterradores secretos.
Par Toshikazu Kawaguchi. 2015
Una mesa, un café y una decisión. Eso es todo lo que hace falta para ser feliz. Una novela sobre…el amor, el tiempo perdido y las oportunidades que están por llegar. Un rumor circula por Tokio... Oculta en uno de sus callejones hay una pequeña cafetería que merece la pena visitar no solo por su excelente café, sino también porque, si eliges bien la silla donde sentarte, puedes regresar al pasado. Pero como incluso lo increíble está sujeto a limitaciones, no podrás salir de la cafetería mientras dure el viaje, volverás cuando el café se enfríe y, hagas lo que hagas, el presente no cambiará. A través de las emocionantes historias de cuatro clientes que se atreven a embarcarse en esta aventura por motivos diferentes, Antes de que se enfríe el café nos ofrece un relato atemporal sobre el amor, las oportunidades perdidas y la esperanza de un futuro que siempre está por llegar. La crítica ha dicho...«Antes de que se enfríe el café está destinada a convertirse en un éxito internacional.»Publisher's Weekly «Más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos.»The Bookseller «Una lectura memorable y cautivadora.»Books and Bao «A través de sus cuatro personajes principales, Kawaguchi demuestra una profunda comprensión de las relaciones y del amor.»The Straits Times «Una lectura inspiradora y llena de esperanza que se queda contigo mucho después de que hayas terminado de leer. Hará las delicias de los entusiastas de la cultura japonesa con su evocador y romántico retrato de Tokio.»Pop Culture Bandit Citas de lectores:«Un tema complejo, pero que se trata de una forma aparentemente simple, hace de esta una inolvidable novela. Las emociones que evoca son eternas y universales: el amor en todas sus formas, joven y fresco, maduro y asentado, o el de una madre por su hijo nonato. Completamente delicioso, con una profundidad sorprendente. Un libro maravilloso.» «Antes de que se enfríe el café es una encantadora e inteligente historia acerca de cómo, no importa cuánto lo intentemos, no podemos cambiar el pasado y solo nos queda aprender de nuestros errores y crecer. Disfruté mucho de este emotivo relato.» «Me gustaron los personajes tan idiosincráticos y su amable sentido del humor, que se deja entrever de vez en cuando. Si estás buscando una lectura breve y diferente, este es tu libro.» «Una novela encantadora que te deja con mucho en lo que pensar.»
This haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.…Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.<P><P> Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to <i>The Giver</i>, including <i>Gathering Blue</i>, <i>Messenger</i>, and <i>Son</i>. <P> Newbery Medal Winner<P> Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Senior Award
Par Lois Lowry. 1993
Soon to be a major motion picture, The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most…influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting…story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Par Gwyneth Jones. 2002
The BOLD AS LOVE series is a world of daring, dread and enchantment, a world that could almost be ours:…a brilliant combination of myth, magic and pop culture.Ax Preston, Sage Pender and Fiorinda, charismatic leaders of the Rock-n-Roll Reich, have beaten the cascade of disasters that followed the collapse of the former United Kingdom. Now they have to find some resolution to the impossible dynamics of their own relationship, while the world keeps falling apart. There are fearsome things going on in England''s rural hinterland, and in Continental Europe the green nazis are planning a final solution to desperate environmental damage. But there''s nothing the Triumvirate can''t handle - until Fiorinda''s father, a monster of the kind the world has never before known, reaches out to reclaim his magical child, the flower-bride.And that''s when darkness falls over Ax''s England . . .Harrowing . . . enchanting - a dark fairy tale with an epic sweep, set in a world very like our own.
Par Allen Steele. 1992
Fifteen stories and essays from a modern master of Heinleinian science fiction In Rude Astronauts, Allen Steele presents some of…his finest stories--including the Diamondback Jack Trilogy and his first published story, "Live from the Mars Hotel"--along with excerpts of the nonfiction science writing with which he made his name. In Steele's universe, the stars are cold, space is big, and it's the normal people who make things interesting.