Shutdown (A Glitch Novel)

By Heather Anastasiu

The conflict is all yet over, and all desire appears misplaced. Zoe and her fellow Resistance warring parties are at the run, having misplaced their domestic, their security, and their chief. they're outnumbered and outmatched through the robust company that controls the area, and the tough Chancellor is inches clear of finishing a scheme that may kill so much of humanity. Zoe's merely ultimate alternative is to chase the most unlikely dream of upending the hyperlink procedure, liberating the realm from the that controls their options and feelings, and desire it is going to set off a revolution.

The plot calls for a virtually most unlikely project to infiltrate the damaging neighborhood, and it's a activity that Zoe needs to regrettably whole on my own. After bad torture by the hands of the Chancellor, Adrien continues to be unresponsive, an empty shell of the boy Zoe loves. With demanding situations and surprises at each flip, not anything is going in keeping with plan. Adrien's visions of the long run now exhibit attainable results: one during which they prevail, and one during which humanity falls. all of it lies in Zoe's arms.

Full of high-adrenaline motion and surprising twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding end to a thrilling sci-fi event trilogy for teenagers.

The exciting end to Heather Anastasiu's action-packed sci-fi Glitch trilogy

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At the Bottom of Everything: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Ben Dolnick

It’s been a long time because the “incident” that estranged former most sensible associates Adam and Thomas, and Adam has lengthy due to the fact made up our minds he’s , whether his personal existence hasn’t precisely grew to become out as deliberate. Ten years after the 2 buddies spoke their final phrases, Adam is operating as a instruct, slumbering with the mummy of a pupil, and spending such a lot of his nights having a look up his ex-girlfriend on fb.
But while he gets an e mail from Thomas’s mom begging for his aid, he reveals himself drawn again into his outdated friend’s global. Thomas hasn’t been doing good, and now he’s disappeared whereas touring in India. As Adam embarks upon a magnificently unusual and not going trip, Ben Dolnick unspools a story of friendship, religious reckoning, and redemption.

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

By R. A. Salvatore

There is a smart disturbance within the strength. . . . From the smooth ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the luxurious gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even lower than the management of preferrred Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years prior to avoid wasting the crumbling executive. Separatists threaten warfare, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, not able to figure out no matter if to elevate a military for conflict or continue the delicate peace. it's a stalemate that when damaged, could lead on to galactic chaos.

Mischievous and resolved, brave to the purpose of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of serious upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a problem to his Jedi grasp. Time has no longer dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi education tamed his self sustaining streak. whilst an try on Senator Padmé Amidala’s lifestyles brings them jointly for the 1st time in ten years, it truly is transparent that point additionally has no longer dulled Anakin’s excessive emotions for the gorgeous diplomat.

The assault on Senator Amidala ahead of a vital vote thrusts the Republic even towards the sting of catastrophe. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu experience huge, immense unease. The darkish aspect is growing to be, clouding the Jedi’s notion of the occasions. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a sluggish rumble is construction into the roar of hundreds of thousands of infantrymen readying for conflict. yet while the Republic falters round them, Anakin and Padmé discover a connection so excessive that every one else starts to fall away. Anakin will lose himself—and his way—in feelings a Jedi, sworn to carry allegiance in simple terms to the Order, is forbidden to have.

Based at the tale via George Lucas and the screenplay by means of George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this severe and revealing novel via bestselling writer R. A. Salvatore sheds new gentle at the legend of big name Wars—and skillfully illuminates considered one of our so much loved sagas.

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Plus rien que les vagues et le vent

By Christine Montalbetti

«Tout ça, je me dis parfois, c'est l. a. faute de l'océan. C'était à strength qu'ils l'entendent, Colter, Shannon et Harry Dean, à strength du fracas des vagues, de l. a. colère que c'est. Ces trois-là, je les avais rencontrés le jour de mon arrivée ici, à Cannon seashore, dans cette petite ville du bout de l'Amérique, et presque chaque soir on se retrouvait au bar de Moses. Je les écoutais me raconter leur vie, et ça me liait à eux, d'une certaine façon. Je croyais que ça me liait à eux. Je me le faisais croire. Parce qu'au fond de moi, peut-être bien que je savais ce qui allait arriver. Mais est-ce qu'on sait ?»

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The Natural Order of Things (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Kevin P. Keating

From a startling new voice in American fiction comes a gloomy, robust novel a couple of tragic urban and its population over the process one Halloween weekend.

Set in a decaying Midwestern city panorama, with its goings-on and whole surroundings ruled and charged by means of one Jesuit prep institution and its scholars, mom and dad, school, and alumni, THE normal ORDER of items is a window into the human situation. From the hole bankruptcy and its tale of the doomed quarterback, Frank McSweeney, aka The Minotaur, for whom prayers turn out now not adequate, to the top, in which the school's former headmaster is betrayed via his friends within the worst method attainable, we see humans and their oddness and objectives laid out naked prior to us.

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Revolt in 2100

A superb switch came to visit the country within the final a part of the 20 th century:
Nehemiah Scudder confirmed up on the top of America's secular decadence, bearing the rod and the wrath of the Lord in case you adverse him, the promise of heavenly bliss in case you undefined. lower than his banner, the US was once reworked right into a high-tech model of a medieval theocracy- a non secular dictatorship that used to be to undergo a hundred years. yet not anything lasts perpetually.

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The Death of Ivan Ilych

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), writer of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, used to be most efficient one of the nice Russian novelists of the 19th century, and is generally one in every of the best writers of prose fiction in global history.

In his perceptive and relocating depiction of Ivan Ilych, a sophisticated careerist dealing with his personal mortality in the middle of a self-absorbed family members and detached colleagues, Tolstoy offers certainly one of literature’s maximum and such a lot memorable reflections at the that means of the nice lifestyles and on lifestyles as guidance for death.

This version positive aspects the vintage Oxford translation of Aylmer and Louise Maude, of whom Tolstoy himself stated, “Better translators, either for wisdom of the 2 languages and for penetration into the very that means of the problem translated, couldn't be invented.”

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Losing It

By Alan Cumyn

Occasionally those that have the main look bent on throwing it away. Meet Bob Sterling, a comfy middle-aged professor, a consultant within the lifetime of Edgar Allan Poe, married to a former scholar with whom he has a tender son. within the area of every week his relatives, marriage, occupation, sanity, and lifestyles are dropped at the threshold of destroy within the aftermath of a visit he makes with a scholar, the serious younger poet Sienna Chu, who tweaks into florescence a long-harboured, mystery sexual fetish. Then upload to the combo the misadventures of his wife’s mentally failing mom, a shy evening prowler, and Sienna’s explosive techno-junkie roommate. Poignant and gritty, tantalizingly erotic, Losing It is a high-wire act that performs out as a scrumptious mix of darkness and humour because it embraces the fabulous emotional connections which are made in the course of life’s madness.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Quarter Share (Trader's Tales From The Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper) (Volume 1)

By Nathan Lowell

SALE! Books 2 and three simply ninety nine¢ via Nov eight. part proportion: complete proportion:

What if we despatched freighters rather than frigates?
In a universe run by means of organisations, the place revenue issues greater than lifestyles, how can an orphan with out talents, no funds, and no customers live on? whilst Ishmael Wang's mom dies in a mindless twist of fate, he is given a decision. depart the planet on his personal or the corporate will eliminate him. to prevent deportation, Ishmael reveals paintings as a large number deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

Find out what Ishmael needs to do to earn his Quarter Share.

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