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Pushing Ice

By Alastair Reynolds
  • ISBN Code: : 0316462691
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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Pushing Ice is the brilliant tale of extraordinary aliens, glittering technologies, and sweeping space opera from award-winning science fiction author Alastair Reynolds. 2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed. As layers of camouflage fall away, it becomes clear that Janus was never a moon in the first place. It's some kind of machine -- and it is now headed toward a fuzzily glimpsed artifact 260 light-years away. The Rockhopper is the only ship anywhere near Janus, and Bella Lind is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of reach. In accepting this mission, she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny -- for Janus has more surprises in store, and not all of them are welcome.

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  • Book Code : 1982135433
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: let-s-bake.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Pusheen—the internet’s favorite cartoon cat—with this colorful and fun collection of recipes that is filled with cookies, cakes, and other delicious treats. The ultimate cookbook for Pusheen fans and cat lovers alike, Let’s Bake features forty vibrant recipes for sweet treats and savory snacks, inspired by the adorably plump and mischievous kitty. Each recipe is either Pusheen-shaped, or features Pusheen’s face or the faces of her friends so these treats will satisfy your taste buds and tickle your funny bone. With recipes for home chefs of every skill level—from fruit tarts to donuts and beyond—there is something delicious for everyone in Let’s Bake.

Revenger

By Alastair Reynolds
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316555622
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: revenger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Revenger is a rocket-fueled tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism. . . and of vengeance. . . Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest crew members of the legendary Captain Rackamore's ship, using their mysterious powers as Bone Readers to find clues about their next score. But there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen, in particular. The galaxy is filled with treasures. . . if you have the courage to find them.

The Engines Of God

By Jack McDevitt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101532742
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: the-engines-of-god.pdf

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The first Priscilla Hutchins novel from Jack McDevitt, hailed by Stephen King as “the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.” Humans call them the Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues on distant planets in the galaxy. Each relic is different. Each inscription defies translation. Yet all are heartbreakingly beautiful. And for planet Earth, on the brink of disaster, they may hold the only key to survival for the entire human race.

Natural Order

By Brian Francis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385671547
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: natural-order.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Joyce Sparks has lived the whole of her 86 years in the small community of Balsden, Ontario. As a girl, Joyce allowed herself to imagine a future of adventure in the arms of her friend Freddy Pender, whose chin bore a Kirk Douglas cleft and who danced the cha-cha divinely. Though troubled by the whispered assertions of her sister and friends that he wasn't 'normal,' Joyce adored Freddy for all that was un-Balsden in his flamboyant ways. When Freddy led the homecoming parade down the main street, his expertly twirled baton and outrageous white suit gleaming in the sun, Joyce fell head over heels in unrequited love. Years later, Joyce married Charlie, who was nothing like Freddy, and bore a son who very much reminded her of Freddy. Tragic news of her childhood love arrived and Joyce was forced to face how far she should to go to protect the fate and life of her son and the implications her decision had. Today, as her life ebbs away in the bed at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Joyce ponders the terrible choices she made as a mother and wife and doubts that she can be forgiven, or that she deserves to be. When a young nursing home volunteer named Timothy appears, so much like her long lost son, Joyce wonders if there be some grace in her life after all. Voiced by an unforgettable and heartbreakingly flawed narrator, Natural Order is a masterpiece of empathy, a wry and tender depiction of the end-of-life remembrances and reconciliations that one might undertake when there is nothing more to lose, and no time to waste.

Higher Ed

By Tessa McWatt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0345814789
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: higher-ed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her most powerful and resonant novel to date, the acclaimed writer Tessa McWatt explores the ways in which people find love in desperately uncertain times. Against a backdrop of 21st-century east London, where cuts and job crunches and unemployment are ugly, unrelenting realities, three very different love stories bloom. Francine, a university administrator who firmly believes that she is unattractive and unloveable, is unhinged after witnessing a tragic road accident. Cracked open, she is also on the verge of realizing that she is worth something to someone. Meanwhile Robin, a young film prof who Francine has lusted after from afar, is awoken to beauty in the form of the young Polish waitress in his local café, who cannot believe that he might love her back. And then there is Olivia, Robin's charismatic student, a mixed race girl growing up in a racist household, who thought she'd been abandoned by her father, Ed. Conducting research for a law school project on what society owes the dead, she stumbles across him working in a council office, where he's in charge of burying the indigent and unclaimed. Soon she realizes that Ed is not the kind of man who would abandon anybody. Thoughtful, poignant and profound, Higher Ed is a brilliantly observed novel that illuminates the human capacity for love, and lingers in the soul long after the last page is read.

Battle of the Linguist Mages

By Scotto Moore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Book Code : 1250767695
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: battle-of-the-linguist-mages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“It reads like Snow Crash had a dance-off with Gideon the Ninth, in a world where language isn't a virus from outer space, it's a goddamn alien invasion.” —Charles Stross In modern day Los Angeles, a shadowy faction led by the Governor of California develops the arcane art of combat linguistics, planting the seeds of a future totalitarian empire in Scotto Moore's Battle of the Linguist Mages. Isobel is the Queen of the medieval rave-themed VR game Sparkle Dungeon. Her prowess in the game makes her an ideal candidate to learn the secrets of "power morphemes"—unnaturally dense units of meaning that warp perception when skilfully pronounced. But Isobel’s reputation makes her the target of a strange resistance movement led by spellcasting anarchists, who may be the only thing stopping the cabal from toppling California over the edge of a terrible transformation, with forty million lives at stake. Time is short for Isobel to level up and choose a side—because the cabal has attracted much bigger and weirder enemies than the anarchist resistance, emerging from dark and vicious dimensions of reality and heading straight for planet Earth! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Girl and the Stars

By Mark Lawrence
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1984806009
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: the-girl-and-the-stars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A stunning new epic fantasy series following a young outcast who must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister. In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz’s people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would. To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same. Yaz’s difference tears her from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger. Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength and that the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people can be challenged.

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere

By Paulette F. C. Steeves
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496225368
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: the-indigenous-paleolithic-of-the-western-hemisphere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere is a reclaimed history of the deep past of Indigenous people in North and South America during the Paleolithic. Paulette F. C. Steeves mines evidence from archaeology sites and Paleolithic environments, landscapes, and mammalian and human migrations to make the case that people have been in the Western Hemisphere not only just prior to Clovis sites (10,200 years ago) but for more than 60,000 years, and likely more than 100,000 years. Steeves discusses the political history of American anthropology to focus on why pre-Clovis sites have been dismissed by the field for nearly a century. She explores supporting evidence from genetics and linguistic anthropology regarding First Peoples and time frames of early migrations. Additionally, she highlights the work and struggles faced by a small yet vibrant group of American and European archaeologists who have excavated and reported on numerous pre-Clovis archaeology sites. In this first book on Paleolithic archaeology of the Americas written from an Indigenous perspective, The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere includes Indigenous oral traditions, archaeological evidence, and a critical and decolonizing discussion of the development of archaeology in the Americas.

Curling For Dummies

By Bob Weeks
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119691877
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: curling-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover curling's fascinating origins Explore different kinds of shots and when to use them Enter and play in curling events Your ultimate guide to curling Whether you're a rookie or a seasoned player, fan, or coach, this is the curling book for you. From game fundamentals to complex strategy, here you'll find everything you need to get the most out of the game. Become familiar with the broom, the rock, and the ice, understand the rules and the role of each team member, get into a practice routine, and more. Armed with the many tips and pointers in this fun, friendly book, you'll have no excuse not to head down to your local club and get curling! Inside... Explore curling's history from the 1500s to today Discover the brush, stone, hack, house, and button Form a winning team Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping Master strategy with and without the last rock Enjoy the unique spirit of the game