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The Book of Rain
Par Thomas Wharton. 2023
A groundbreaking, deeply affecting work of environmental literary suspense for fans of Cloud Atlas, The Overstory, and Station Eleven.The northern…mining town of River Meadows is one of three hotspots in the world producing ghost ore, a new source of energy worth twenty-eight times its weight in gold. It's also linked with slippages of time and space that gradually render the area uninhabitable. After the town is evacuated, the whole region is cordoned off, the new no-go zone wryly nicknamed "the Park."Three intertwined stories flow from the disaster of River Meadows. Alex Hewitt and his sister, Amery, were among the first to be shipped out of the contaminated town. Now an accomplished game designer, Alex has moved on, but his sister has not, making increasingly dangerous break-ins to save animals trapped in the toxic wasteland. When at last she fails to return from a trip inside the fence, Alex flies to River Meadows to search for her, enlisting her friend, Michio Amano, a mathematician who needs to transcend the known laws of physics if he and Alex are to succeed.Claire Foley ran away from River Meadows as a teenager and now traffics in endangered wildlife. As Alex and Michio search for Amery, Claire arrives in an island nation under threat of environmental catastrophe to retrieve her greatest prize yet, only to find herself facing a life-altering choice.And, finally, in a future as distant as myth, a flock of birds sets out on a dangerous journey to prevent the extinction of their ancient enemy, humanity. The account they hand down is an Epic of Gilgamesh for our times, illuminating the wisdom of nature and our flawed stewardship of the planet. As sweeping in scope as a world of its own, The Book of Rain is a novel of epic reach, beautifully multi-layered, haunting and profound.
Lord of light (Avon books, N187)
Par Roger Zelazny. 1971
Children of morrow
Par H. M Hoover. 1973
The dispossessed: an ambiguous Utopia
Par Ursula K Le Guin. 1975
The world of Urras is class-ridden, authoritarian and highly mechanised, while Anarres is totally unruled, an idealist anarchy. When Shevek,…a brilliant Anarresti scientist, finds his ideas being stifled, he goes to Urras, but learns that all is not well there. 1975.
The time stream: a science-fiction novel
Par John Taine. 1971
A haphazard group of acquaintances enter the time stream in 1906 in San Francisco 4 days before that city is…destroyed by earthquake and fire. Written in the 1930's under a pseudonym by Eric Temple Bell, famous mathematician
The man who folded himself
Par David Gerrold. 1973
Danny, a nice young man, inherits a timebelt upon the death of his uncle and takes a trip through time.…He discovers how to duplicate himself endlessly in either sex. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Suggested related title: TB 4204, "Cold War in a Country Garden" by Gutteridge
A wrinkle in time
Par Madeleine L'Engle. 1962
Sweep of Stars (Astra Black #1)
Par Maurice Broaddus. 2022
Maurice Broaddus's Sweep of Stars is the first in a trilogy that explores the struggles of an empire. Epic in…scope and intimate in voice, it follows members of the Muungano empire – a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretches from O.E. (original earth) to Titan – as it faces an escalating series of threats."The beauty in blackness is its ability to transform. Like energy we are neither created nor destroyed, though many try." - West African ProverbThe Muungano empire strived and struggled to form a utopia when they split away from old earth. Freeing themselves from the endless wars and oppression of their home planet in order to shape their own futures and create a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretched from Earth and Mars to Titan. With the wisdom of their ancestors, the leadership of their elders, the power and vision of their scientists and warriors they charted a course to a better future. But the old powers could not allow them to thrive and have now set in motion new plots to destroy all that they've built.In the fire to come they will face down their greatest struggle yet. Amachi Adisa and other young leaders will contend with each other for the power to galvanize their people and chart the next course for the empire. Fela Buhari and her elite unit will take the fight to regions not seen by human eyes, but no training will be enough to bring them all home.Stacia Chikeke, captain of the starship Cypher, will face down enemies across the stars, and within her own vessel, as she searches for the answers that could save them all. The only way is forward. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Second Substance
Par Anne Lardeux. 2021
Squatters at a rural gas station try to find freedom and build something new on the ashes of our petrocivilization…in this sensual novel. A community of outsiders takes over an abandoned gas station. They spend their days ripping up asphalt, drinking beer and eating hot dogs, and wandering through woods and towns in search of new ways of living. People come and go: a charismatic landscaper, Italian anarchists, a policewoman, travellers. A teenager drifts into homelessness. And The Girl With No Name keeps a journal of her attempts to meet new people and sleep with them, sex that is “not a sideline” but the motivating force in a story she is struggling to understand. Neighbors grow hostile. An investigation threatens the community. Tension builds between the surface violence of “normal life” and the attempt of these outsiders to experience freedom and build something new on the ashes of our oil-addicted society. With a character borrowed from Agnès Varda’s Vagabond and inspiration taken from Anne Boyer’s writings, Anne Lardeux’s highly original debut assembles elements of poetry, film, and visual arts into an exuberant choral novel, an ode to the daughters of fire and to the poetry of the body. Often funny, sometimes raunchy, consistently surprising, never flinching, The Second Substance heralds an important new voice in Quebec literature.
The Carbonite's Daughter
Par Deryn Pittar. 2022
To lead or to breed? Calista has this choice, but before she can make a decision she needs to leave…the protection of the tunnels and chance her life outside, where radiation kills and people wither—so she is told. Who can she believe—her father or the MICs (Men In Charge)? Fear battles with her desire for adventure, and if she stays another insemination looms. Set in dystopian New Zealand, post a Nuclear Dawn, this is a story of growth and discovery and the realisation that things aren't always as they seem.
Bedazzled: A Once Upon A Future Story
Par Pelaam. 2015
On the space station Niteo, Jem still mourns the loss of his father while his stepfamily treats him like a…servant. When he saves a stranger’s life, Jem’s world and that of his best friend Byron is turned upside down. Jem is bedazzled by the charming Prinz and Byron -- who hides a secret of his own -- by Herne, Prinz’s friend and colleague.Byron and Herne collide in a tempestuous relationship, while Prinz gently courts Jem.But Jem discovers Prinz is the son of a ruthless businessman who covets the family business, and he thinks Prinz is using their budding relationship for ulterior motives. Furthermore, when Herne investigates the disappearance or Jem’s father, something shocking is uncovered.Will Herne find the truth in time to save Jem?
Destroyer of Light
Par Jennifer Marie Brissett. 2021
The Matrix meets an Afro-futuristic retelling of Persephone set in a science fiction underworld of aliens, refugees, and genetic engineering…in Jennifer Marie Brissett's Destroyer of Light20 Must Read Space Fantasy Books for 2021—BookriotMost Anticipated Fall 2021 Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror—BiblioLifestyleHaving destroyed Earth, the alien conquerors resettle the remains of humanity on the planet of Eleusis. In the four habitable areas of the planet—Day, Dusk, Dawn, and Night—the haves and have nots, criminals and dissidents, and former alien conquerors irrevocably bind three stories:*A violent warlord abducts a young girl from the agrarian outskirts of Dusk leaving her mother searching and grieving.*Genetically modified twin brothers desperately search for the lost son of a human/alien couple in a criminal underground trafficking children for unknown purposes.*A young woman with inhuman powers rises through the insurgent ranks of soldiers in the borderlands of Night.Their stories, often containing disturbing physical and sexual violence, skate across years, building to a single confrontation when the fate of all—human and alien—balances upon a knife’s-edge.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The War of the Worlds (First Avenue Classics ™)
Par H. G. Wells. 2017
When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and…begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.
A mysterious monster is haunting the seas, and no one quite knows what to make of it. The US Navy…sends an expedition to uncover the monster's identity. Three people—oceanographer Professor Pierre Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and whaler Ned Land—are tossed overboard when the monster rams the ship. They discover that the monster is actually a submarine sailed by the secretive Captain Nemo. As they voyage through the seas, Captain Nemo's troubled past comes to the surface, and the journey takes a turn that may threaten them all. French author Jules Verne first published his classic science fiction novel in 1870. This is an unabridged version of the 1872 English edition, translated by Lewis Page Mercier.
The Time Machine (First Avenue Classics ™)
Par H. G. Wells. 2018
The Time Traveller, a mysterious and brilliant inventor, makes a journey to the year 802,701 AD. Earth is a lush…paradise inhabited by two humanoid species—the Eloi and the Morlocks. But he soon realizes that this seeming utopia hides darker secrets. The Eloi are peaceful, but apathetic and frail; the monstrous Morlocks live underground and hunt the Eloi by night. This bleak glimpse of the future forces the Time Traveller to reexamine Victorian England's beliefs about progress and inequality. When the Morlocks steal his time machine, will the Time Traveller ever make it back to his own time? Written by British author H. G. Wells and first published in 1895, this is an unabridged version of the science fiction adventure that first introduced the concept of a time machine.
Team Player (AI High)
Par Jeffrey Pratt. 2019
When android teens join humans in high school, nothing will ever be the same. After years of hard work, Danny…is finally the starting quarterback for the Fitzgerald Flash. But his senior year takes a turn when an android—Alice—joins the football team. With her advanced physical skills and quick mind, Alice soon shows up nearly every player on the team. If the human players can't figure out how to work with Alice, they may lose their chance at the state championship. Can Danny find a way to bring his team together?
Take Shelter (Attack on Earth)
Par Chris Kreie. 2018
Several days after the aliens attacked Earth, Austin and his mom have reached an emergency shelter. But even the most…prepared shelters weren't ready for an invasion like this. Overcrowding, low food rations, and limited medical supplies are just the beginning of the list of problems at this place. Austin and his friends are tempted to leave and look for somewhere better. But beyond the shelter's gates there are no guarantees. Is it worth the risk? Perfect for survival-story enthusiasts, this Attack on Earth novel is packed full of action and drama to engage reluctant readers.
Tabula Rasa (The Tabula Rasa Saga #1)
Par Kristen Lippert-Martin. 2014
The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this action-packed debut thriller with a Katniss-esque heroine fighting to regain her memories and…stay alive, set against a dystopian hospital background. Sarah finds herself in a battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison. A procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry, and she starts to remember snatches of her past. Was she an urban terrorist or vigilante? Has the procedure been her salvation or her destruction? The answers lie trapped within her mind. To access them, she'll need the help of the teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, and she'll need to evade an army of mercenary soldiers poised to eliminate her for good. If only she knew why . . .
Star-Crossed (AI High)
Par Loren Bailey. 2019
When android teens join humans in high school, nothing will ever be the same. When Alyssa, a human, and Reid,…an android, are partnered to work on a class project, neither is happy. They’ve both heard stories from their families about the other group. But as they get to know each other, their earlier prejudices quickly disappear. It turns out they’re more alike than different. When they start dating, their family members object. Alyssa and Reid must fight problems coming from both sides if they want to stay together.
Snakebite (After the Dust Settled)
Par Jonathan Mary-Todd. 2012
Ever since the last of their parents died at the Frontier Motel, Malik, Beckley, Hector, Martin, and Emma have been…on the move. Gene Matterhorn's Wilderness Survival Guidebook helps them defend themselves across the northern plains. It helps them identify the snake that bit Hector. But it doesn't help them avoid an ambush, where Emma is kidnapped by a weathered, gnarled man and his gang of kids, bearing the same snakebite scars as Hector. Now the group is on the offensive, using the guidebook for new information: how to make weapons and track footprints. If they can trust one another—and avoid killing themselves—they just might be able to hunt down their attackers and get Emma back before it's too late.