Spin State

By Chris Moriarty

From a beautiful new voice in tough technology fiction comes the exciting tale of 1 woman’s quest to wrest fact from chaos, love from violence, and truth from phantasm in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and unlawful wetware...

Spin State

UN Peacekeeper significant Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime—and has most likely forgotten greater than most folks take note. yet that’s what backup difficult drives are for. And Li should still recognize; she’s been hacking her reminiscence for fifteen years with the intention to go as human. yet no reminiscence improve can organize Li for what she reveals on Compson’s international: a mining colony she as soon as referred to as domestic and to which she is distributed after a botched raid places her at the undesirable aspect of the powers that be. A useless physicist who simply occurs to be her cloned dual. A lacking dataset which could switch the interstellar stability of energy and switch a chilly warfare sizzling. And a mining “accident” that's commencing to glance a growing number of like murder...

Suddenly Li is chasing a killer in an alien global miles underground the place all people has a mystery. And one mistaken flip in streamspace, one misstep at nighttime alleys of blackmarket tech and interstellar espionage, one dicy hookup with an AI may possibly actually blow her brain.

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The Blue World

By Jack Vance

Over twelve generations the descendents of an area crash on a global thoroughly coated in water had controlled to evolve to their marine tradition. dwelling in villages outfitted on immense clumps of sea crops, they survived at the natural world of the ocean. yet they've got consistently been on the mercy of the kragen - sizeable squid-like monsters that prey on their fish flocks, and on them. the largest of those is King Kragen, with whom the colonists can speak, who needs to be appeased. yet one guy has had sufficient of a lifetime of slavery and sacrifice. yet how can he persuade his fellow males that King Kragen needs to be killed? and the way can that be completed in a global with out guns?

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Realtime Interrupt

By James P. Hogan

Who used to be he? He did not understand the place he was once, and had an odd feeling that the partitions round him have been level props with not anything in the back of. a guy in a doctor's smock entered and stated, "Good morning, Joe. How are you feeling today?" So his identify used to be Joe?Where was once he? He used to be planting a vegetable patch. but if he grew to become over the 1st fork of soil there has been not anything beneath -- simply empty blackness.... What used to be he? He stared at himself within the reflect. He used to be twelve years more youthful and a superb fifteen kilos leaner. He felt his face, ran arms via his hair. This was once insane....

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Genghis: Lords of the Bow: A Novel (The Khan Dynasty)

By Conn Iggulden

For hundreds of years, primitive tribes have warred with each other. Now, lower than Genghis Khan—a guy who lives for conflict and blood—they have united as one country, overcoming moats, boundaries, deceptions, and more advantageous firepower purely to stand the final word attempt of all: the nice, snoozing walled empire of the Chin.

Genghis Khan comes from over the horizon, a unmarried Mongol warrior surrounded by way of his brothers, sons, and fellow tribesmen. With every one conflict his legend grows and the ranks of his horsemen swell, as does his ambition. within the urban of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their ultimate stand, convinced in the back of their towering partitions, environment a seize for the Mongol raiders. yet Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, by no means ceasing until eventually the emperor himself is pressured to kneel.

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Mr. Lincoln's Wars: A Novel in Thirteen Stories

By Adam Braver

In this hugely bold assortment, Adam Braver explores Abraham Lincoln's internal existence and private turmoils -- whereas additionally reflecting at the indelible effect Lincoln had at the state over the last yr of his presidency. Braver brings the president to existence, not only because the robust and resilient chief of historical past books but additionally as a grief-stricken father, heartbroken over the lack of his younger son.

Across a wealthy canvas of fact and mind's eye, Mr. Lincoln's Wars unearths a president in the White condo partitions. We see Lincoln as he explores the which means of loss via an opportunity stumble upon with the daddy of a slain soldier. And a good-hearted younger Union soldier is readily changed into a killer within the identify of President Lincoln. ultimately, there's the assassination and the post-mortem, as obvious during the eyes of John Wilkes sales space, Mary Lincoln, the assistant health care provider common, and considered one of Lincoln's closest friends.

Brilliant in its depiction of the rustic in the course of the waning days of the warfare, this ebook is an insightful and relocating exploration of the parable of star and the passions it arouses. greater than whatever, Mr. Lincoln's Wars introduces a skilled new author whose storytelling skill is familiar with no bounds.

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The Adventure Begins

By Colin Dann

There had continuously been otters within the flow operating via Farthing wooden - and that had by no means been an issue for the opposite animals prior to: either units of animals have been chuffed to go away one another alone.

But whilst there's a scarcity of fish within the flow, the otters take to coming ashore for brand new prey - and that's an issue. all at once, the Farthing wooden animals need to compete for foodstuff - and so they don't love it. Lean Vixen and the others are decided to not starve, and that implies settling on a plan to force the otters out as soon as and for all . . .

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Defender of the Flame

By Sylvia Engdahl

Starship pilot Terry Radnor is elated to be between these selected to guard the key colony Maclairn opposed to enemies who pose a hazard to thespread of paranormal human brain powers. He commits himself totally to the aim of that international, now not guessing how a ways his attempt to guard it willtake him from every thing else he cares about--his promising profession as aFleet officer, his spouse and soulmate, his unborn baby. Torn awayagainst his will, he's compelled into exile from all that has previouslymattered to him, with no wish of an opportunity to satisfy the pledge he hasmade. but a mysterious and outstanding future has been expected forTerry, and destiny leads him to an excellent stranger one than anyone couldhave imagined.

This is the 1st publication within the emerging Flame duology. even though it follows the 2 books within the Hidden Flame duology, Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame, which inform of the founding of Maclairn centuries prior, it truly is acompletely self reliant tale that does not depend upon having learn them.

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The Middle Kingdom

By Andrea Barrett

For Grace, the ardent but questioned heroine of Andrea Barrett’s 3rd novel, this journey has been deliberate as a three-week remain: she’s to play dutiful spouse to Walter, her sought after scientist husband, on the 1986 Beijing overseas convention at the results of Acid Rain. Walter is twelve years older than Grace, and as bitter because the rain he experiences; he and style are at a very afflicted aspect of their marriage. Their tightly circumscribed stopover at, even though, turns into a trip infinitely much less tidy and extra advanced as Grace falls eternally out of affection along with her husband and extremely a lot in love with this state and its tradition. within the chaos of the Beijing streets and in the house of her new acquaintances Dr. Yu and her son Zaofan, Grace reveals the net of lifestyles she’s been too misplaced to understand. “Time you spend some time past and destiny is time you spend alone,” Dr. Yu tells her. “But among them there's a center nation, either toes planted here.”

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