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Angel Stations

By Gary Gibson
  • ISBN Code: : 1447221192
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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For an age, humanity has borrowed from caches of alien technology found in space. Among these artefacts are portals known as Stations, which our spacecraft now use to traverse the galaxy. The ‘Angels’ who created this technology vanished aeons ago, but they left behind powerful enemies with long memories. These are about to target the Stations with a wave of destruction – and nearby worlds will suffer the same fate. One Station orbits the distant planet Kaspar, now occupied by scientists and armed militia who monitor life on the surface. Here, ignorant of our existence, the only known sentient species other than humankind is slowly evolving. But things are about to change. As devastation sweeps the galaxy, Kaspar’s mysterious ‘Citadel’ may be key to repelling this threat. But at what cost to its native inhabitants – and its human guardians?

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Sick Kids In Love

By Hannah Moskowitz
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Book Code : 1640637362
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: sick-kids-in-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An ALA Sydney Taylor Award Honoree A Junior Library Guild Selection Isabel has one rule: no dating. It’s easier— It’s safer— It’s better— —for the other person. She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor. He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her. Isabel has one rule: no dating. It’s complicated— It’s dangerous— It’s never felt better— —to consider breaking that rule for him.

The Thousand Emperors

By Gary Gibson
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0230765386
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: the-thousand-emperors.pdf

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MUST HE DIE TO KNOW THE TRUTH? Archivist Luc Gabion is dying, slowly, victim of a forced technology implant while on assignment. He brought down a powerful terrorist, but at great cost, and this new tech brings unexpected dangers. Luc must investigate the Thousand Emperors, rulers of the Tian Di’s stellar empire. One of their number has been murdered and he needs to find the killer. But the technology he now carries supersedes anything he's encountered, and Luc sees things he knows are forbidden. As the truth emerges, he’s in trouble. Any of these leaders could be guilty – and could execute him on a whim. Worse, the murder victim was brokering the coming Reunification. Two great warring civilisations, separated for centuries, due to unite in a new age of peace. But it becomes clear that someone will do anything to ensure that day never comes.

Marauder

By Gary Gibson
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0230771394
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 415
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Pilot Megan Jacinth has three impossible goals. She has to find her friend Bash, who she left for dead to save her own life. She needs to locate a space-faring entity, using Bash to do so. Then she must unlock this Marauder's ancient secrets. And if she doesn't, millions will die. An alien incursion is coming, and the Marauder's knowledge is the key to survival or annihilation. When Megan finds Bash, he's being held captive by Gregor Tarrant. Tarrant wants Megan dead - but not before he finds the entity himself, for his own dark goals. Megan is desperate to reach the Marauder first, but the price for unlocking its secrets may be too high. Megan should know, as she still bears the scars from their last encounter . . . The Times has said Gary Gibson is 'To be considered alongside the leading triumvirate of British hard SF writers: Al Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, and Neal Asher . . . a treat for all fans of intelligent space opera' and SFX has called his work 'Gripping, imaginative and morally complex'.

Against Gravity

By Gary Gibson
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330540777
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
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Book Short Summary:

Against Gravity is a stunning sci-fi thriller from Gary Gibson, author of the Shoal Sequence. In the late twenty-first century, you will find a very different world. Little is as it used to be, and many are not what they seem. Kendrick Gallmon, survivor of an infamous research facility called the Maze, is trying to pick up the pieces of his life, even though he knows the Labrat augments are slowly killing him. Then one day his heart stops beating, forever, and a ghost urges him to return to the source of all his nightmares, a long-abandoned military complex filled with entirely real voices of the dead.

Survival Game

By Gary Gibson
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0230772781
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 172
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Survival Game by Gary Gibson is the second book in the gripping apocalyptic duology that began with Extinction Game. Katya is a scientist, working on a classified project for the Russian Empire. She's also desperate. Her bosses want to exploit her knowledge and send her on an incredible, dangerous mission. And if she refuses, her father's life will be forfeit. Katya must retrieve an artefact that will grant new life to the dying Russian tsar. She's therefore being sent deep undercover on an alternate version of Earth, to an American-controlled island. Here Borodin, the tsar's spymaster, will be watching her. On the island Katya and Jerry, an American adventurer, form an uneasy alliance. They discover the artefact will call down terror from the depths of space, yet Katya's superiors refuse to listen. But Katya and Jerry's worlds face extinction, so the artefact must be destroyed - at any cost. Two civilizations depend upon it.

Faith at the Frontiers of Knowledge

By R. Ross
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Book Code : 9996098192
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: faith-at-the-frontiers-of-knowledge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unity of knowledge is not easily achieved in today’s Africa where often there is little conscious interaction between traditional beliefs, Christian faith and modern secularity. The challenge is taken up in this book as scholars from a variety of disciplines wrestle with the relation of faith and science at the frontiers of knowledge. The results are important alike for the integrity of faith, for scientific advance and for the attainment of creative cultural unity in society. Readers with such concerns at heart will find much food for thought as they traverse the broad frontiers explored in these wide-ranging essays.

The Bean Trees

By Barbara Kingsolver
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061809691
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 443
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“The Bean Trees is the work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.” — Los Angeles Times A bestseller that has come to be regarded as an American classic, The Bean Trees is the novel that launched Barbara Kingsolver’s remarkable literary career. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a three-year-old Native American girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in seemingly empty places. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism

By Stephen C. Meyer,Kirsten Yri
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190658460
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 391
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Book Short Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism provides a snapshot of the diverse ways in which medievalism--the retrospective immersion in the images, sounds, narratives, and ideologies of the European Middle Ages--powerfully transforms many of the varied musical traditions of the last two centuries. Thirty-three chapters from an international group of scholars explore topics ranging from the representation of the Middle Ages in nineteenth-century opera to medievalism in contemporary video game music, thereby connecting disparate musical forms across typical musicological boundaries of chronology and geography. While some chapters focus on key medievalist works such as Orff's Carmina Burana or Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, others explore medievalism in the oeuvre of a single composer (e.g. Richard Wagner or Arvo Pärt) or musical group (e.g. Led Zeppelin). The topics of the individual chapters include both well-known works such as John Boorman's film Excalibur and also less familiar examples such as Eduard Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys. The authors of the chapters approach their material from a wide array of disciplinary perspectives, including historical musicology, popular music studies, music theory, and film studies, examining the intersections of medievalism with nationalism, romanticism, ideology, nature, feminism, or spiritualism. Taken together, the contents of the Handbook develop new critical insights that venture outside traditional methodological constraints and provide a capstone and point of departure for future scholarship on music and medievalism.

Alpine Destiny

By Henry Melton
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  • Publisher : Wire Rim Books
  • Book Code : 1935236881
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 388
  • Pdf File: alpine-destiny.pdf

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Centuries after the Plague on terraformed Luna, recovering humanity faces its greatest threat, an orbiting asteroid colony prepared to destroy them. Using his beamship to explore the far reaches of the forested world of Luna was a joy for Charles—being on the other side of the world put him out of the reach of the people who were trying to kill him. But duties at home called him back to Stampz, where a new Alpine refugee had appeared with a bad attitude and a ready blade when she felt threatened. Plus, he really didn’t mind making deliveries for Duke James who had provided a safe refuge for his people, but getting back into the public eye put him back in danger, and when he barely escaped destruction again, it seemed a great idea to play dead. But was that wise, or was letting his enemies think they had succeeded actually the worst thing he could have done? Alpine Destiny is the third and final book of the Lunar Alpine trilogy. Henry Melton has been crafting the Project history line since the 70s, building an alternate history of mankind that stretches from the current day to a new destiny among the stars.

The Little Book of the London Underground

By David Long
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752462369
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: the-little-book-of-the-london-underground.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London.