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1 1959 2015 "All You Zombies-": Five Classic Stories by Robert A. Heinlein
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The story "All You Zombies—" is the basis for PREDESTINATION from Sony Pictures, just released in the US on January 9, 2015, starring Ethan Hawke, directed and written by the Spierig Brothers.

Robert A. Heinlein's brilliance and diverse talents are on display in this collection of five short stories that range from mind-twisters ("All You Zombies—"), paranoia and surprise ("They—"), hilarious engineering conundrums ("—And They Built a Crooked House"), fantasies ("Our Fair City), and the beautiful, heart-breaking "The Man Who Travelled in Elephants".

"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world … [Heinlein] remains today as a sort of trademark for all that is finest in American imaginative fiction."
- Stephen King

"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
- Dean Koontz

"One of the most influential writers in American Literature."
- The New York Times Book Review

"Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes."
- The New York Times

"Heinlein… has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
- The Wall Street Journal

about the author:
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America
2 2015 2018 #Struggles
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HOW TO KEEP
YOUR EYES FIXED
ON CHRIST
Instead of
glued to a screen


There is a tension in our world today that didn't exist even five years ago: We are almost never out of arm's reach of a screen, and we are almost never out of eyesight of a status update.

Can we engage in the endless stream of social media and at the
same time keep our eyes focused on Christ?


This book by New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel shows you how to stand apart from our selfie-centered world.  With helpful appendixes like the "Ten Commandments of Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Faith" and "Creating Safeguards for Your Digital Devices," Groeschel will guide you toward a balance between social media and spirituality you might never have thought was possible.

It's called #Struggles, and it will change your social media life as you know it.

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The average person
spends 7.4 hours a day
staring at screens.
And that's just the beginning...


We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences of using them.

In this timely and life-changing book, Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and pastor of LifeChurch.tv, shows all whose digital dependency is becoming unmanageable how to regain control over their lives.  He walks you through the biblical values that are essential for a life of peace and true fulfillment but are now even more important in our maxed-out, social-status-seeking world.

Groeschel also taps into some of the most up-to-date studies confirming the effects of social media on our emotions and our friendships.  And he offers real-life examples of how we've come to rely on social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life.

Refresh and rediscover your understanding of the qualities that life with Christ brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, and rest.  Ultimately, you will find #Struggles to be just the guide to bring a balance of spiritual depth and rich human engagement back to your everyday life.

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New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App.  He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, From This Day Forward, The Christian Atheist, and It.  Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
3 1965 The 10th Victim
Victim #1
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BANG! YOU'RE DEAD

And your Hunter can claim another Victim.  Unless, of course, you're clever enough to do in your Hunter first, say with a rapid-fire brassiere, or explosive spurs....

In the 21st century, all the world's a stage, and the play is war games.  Nothing messy, of course; no armies, no bombers.  Instead, war has become personalized: an intimate game for two players.

But when the players are a Roman sunset-seller compounded equally of charisma and incompetence, and a beautiful blonde backed by corporation money, cameras, spotlights, and the Roy Bell Dancers, the game becomes even more intimate than usual.  Because Caroline Meredith will do anything for her 10th Victim
4 2011 2018 11/22/63
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On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a 35-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away: a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life - like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963 - turning on a dime.

Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession - to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world - of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading, eventually of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful - and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
5 2018 2023 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
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Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson, an intellectual provocateur like no one since the arrival of Camille Paglia, brings his uncompromising voice to readers wanting to lead a deeper and more profoundly meaningful life.

At once informative, surprising and humorous, Dr. Peterson tells us straightforwardly why skateboarding kids should be left alone, why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street, and what dreadful fate awaits those who carelessly criticize everything but themselves.

Why should you never let your children do anything that makes you dislike them? Why did the ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay attention as the highest of their gods? What can we learn from the lowly lobster about standing up straight and moving forthrightly through life? Dr. Peterson discusses discipline, responsibility, and the necessity of clear, truthful thinking, distilling the discoveries of science and the lessons from the great myths of the world into 12 profound directives for living properly in today's ever-transforming world. 12 Rules for Life delves deeply into the hidden realms lurking beneath our commonplace assumptions, enlightening the mind and spirit of its readers, keeping the chaos and nihilism that threaten and tempt the modern mind firmly at bay.
6 1949 1980 1984
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War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
And Big Brother is watching...


Thought Police.  Big Brother.  Orwellian.  These words have become part of our national vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic novel 1984, the story of one man's nightmare odyssey through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but individual thought and memory.  A minor functionary named Winston Smith joins a covert brotherhood and pursues a forbidden love affair against the cold, gray backdrop of the Republic of Oceania - only you become a hunted enemy of the state... and of Big Brother.

Today, half a century after it was written, Orwell's prophetic, haunting tale of conformity and identity strikes a disturbing chord.  As we follow Winston Smith through his rebellion, imprisonment, torture, and reeducation, we witness firsthand the worst crime we can inflict upon ourselves and others: the destruction of the truths and freedoms that make us who we are.

With an Afterword by Erich Fromm

A PLUME/HARCOURT BRACE BOOK
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7 1996 1996 Diary
Doctor Who - Miscellaneous
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8 1968 1980 2001: A Space Odyssey
Space Odyssey Series #1
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A Special Edition with a new introduction by the Author

"Dazzling... wrenching... eerie, a mind-bender."  - Time

"Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical wry Clarke wit.  By standing the universe on its head, he makes us see the ordinary universe in a different light...  [This novel becomes] a complex allegory about the history of the world."  -  The New Yorker

"Brain-boggling."  - Life

"Clarke has constructed an effective work of fiction... with the meticulous creation of an extraterrestrial environment, the sort of extrapolation of which Mr. Clarke is a master."  - Library Journal

"Breathtaking."  - Saturday Review

2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY

A SPECIAL EDITION
With a new introduction by Arthur C. Clarke

It has been over thirty years since the publication of this classic science fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves.  From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.

SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE is one of the supreme science fiction writers of the century and achieved vast popularity with 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968.  He has over 20 million books in print and has won every imaginable science fiction award, including the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Award for Life Achievement in 1986.  In addition to his literary accomplishments, Sir Arthur, a former radar officer for the RAF, invented the communications satellite.  For this achievement he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; in 1998, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for Services to Literature.
9 1982 1984 2010: Odyssey Two
Space Odyssey Series #2
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2010: odyssey two

When 2001: A Space Odyssey first shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s, the novel was quickly recognized as a classic.  Since then, its fame has grown steadily among the multitudes who have read or seen the film based on it.  Yet, along with almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years:

  • Who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child?  What purpose lay behind the transformation?  What would become of the Star-Child?
  • What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space?
  • What could drive HAL, a stable, intelligent computer, to kill the crew?  Was HAL really insane?  What happened to HAL and the spaceship Discovery after Dave Bowman disappeared?
  • Would there be a sequel?


Now all those questions and many more have been answered.  Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement.

AND BE SURE
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10 1987 1993 2061: Odyssey Three
Space Odyssey Series #3
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2061: odyssey three

Only rarely does a novelist weave a tapestry so compelling that is captures the imagination of the entire world.  But that is precisely what Arthur C. Clarke accomplished with 2001: a space odyssey.

It is even more unusual that an author is able to compliment so well-received an invention with an equally successful sequel.  But Arthur C. Clarke's 2010: odyssey two enthralled a huge audience worldwide.

Now, in 2061: odyssey three, Arthur C. Clarke revisits the most famous future ever imagined, as two expeditions into space are inextricable tangled by human necessity and the immutable laws of physics.  And Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman - or whatever Bowman has become - a newly independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes it or not.

ARTHOR C. CLARK'S 2061: ODYSSEY THREE IS A TRULY MASTERFUL ELABORATION ON ONE MAN'S EPIC VISION OF THE UNIVERSE.

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11 1997 3001: The Final Odyssey
Space Odyssey Series #4
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A SPACE ODYSSEY

"3001: The Final Odyssey has been an eerie and compelling plausibility."  - Business Week


One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen ond forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable.  But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind - and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again...

"A fascinating picture of our future: cities atop needlelike towers that extend into space, the colonization of Venus, the pacification of humanity, and the abolition of religion." - Newsweek

"Science-fiction master Arthur C. Clarke has taken generations of readers to the far and lonely reaches of the universe."  - USA Today
12 2010 2023 61 Hours
Jack Reacher #14
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"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. Chances are you'll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish."
- Entertainment Weekly


A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation.  In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces.  If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help.  Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

"Masterful... a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense."
- The Providence Journal


Reacher's original plan was to keep on moving.  But the next 61 hours will change everything.  The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed - but so is the woman he'll risk his life to save.

"Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle.... This is Child in top form, but isn't he always?"
- Booklist (starred review)

"Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher's next appearance."
- The Miami Herald
13 1936 The A.B.C. Murders
Hercule Poirot Mystery #11
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14 2013 2019 Abaddon's Gate
The Expanse #3
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BREAK ON THROUGH


PRAISE FOR THE EXPANSE SERIES:
"This is the future the way it was supposed to be."
- The Wall Street Journal

"Riveting."
- Publishers Weekly
(Starred Review)

"Interplanetary adventure the way It ought to be written."
- George R. R. Martin

For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier.  Until now.  The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless space beyond.

Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact.  But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.  As the emissaries of the human race try to decide whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

ABADDON'S GATE is he the explosive third novel in the acclaimed Expanse series, following the Hugo-nominated Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War.
15 1982 1993 The Abode of Life
Star Trek Novels #6
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ON THE PLANET MERCAN
THERE ARE NO STARS, NO MOON,
NO OUTER SPACE...


The citizens of Mercan cannot conceive of worlds beyond their own.  Their sun, Mercaniad, is prone to deadly, radioactive flare-ups, and the Mercans have organized their life around the need to survive The Ordeal - until a strange visitor appears from out of nowhere...

The Enterprise, badly crippled and in desperate need of repairs, must seek help from a people who cannot believe in its existence.  Mercaniad is about to blow, and James Kirk faces an impossible choice: to attack the sun itself and save his ship and crew - or let a people live in peace, in the only world they know...

THE ABODE OF LIFE
16 2011 Absar
Diana Santee, Spaceways Agent #11
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17 2003 2023 Absolution Gap
Revelation Space #3
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In the third book in the acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds's Inhibitor Trilogy, the last remnants of humanity realize that their only chance for survival may mean forging an alliance with a mysterious alien force.

The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity.  War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding.  Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate.  But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety - or draw down its darkest enemy.

"Revelation, Repemption, Absolution...  Reynolds provides them all."  - GUARDIAN

"A book of great fascination, rich description, and memorable action." - LOCUS

"Absolution Gap is as good as it gets, and should solidify Alastair Reynolds's reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field."  - SF SITE
18 2009 2010 Abyss
Fate of the Jedi #3
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Peace is the way of the Jedi. But with deadly enemies on every side, war may be the only way out.

On Coruscant, an epidemic of madness is preying on the ranks of the Jedi Order - driving the Galactic Alliance to martial actions.  As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter, Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction.

Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order - a journey that draws Luke and his son, Ben, to the forbidden reaches of the Maw Cluster. There dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive as it is potentially fatal. As Luke and Ben push their Force abilities beyond known limits, they draw closer to a nexus of dark-side energy unprecedented in its power, and to an explosive confrontation from which only one Master - good or evil - can emerge alive.
19 2005 2019 Academ's Fury
Codex Alera #2
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In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos…

For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal - to protect their land from aggressors.  But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within.  A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord.  Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable.  The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord’s circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...

"A fun romp of a book... The action is fast and furious." - SFRevu

"[A] cleverly constructed world." - Chronicle

"Solid world-building, intriguing characters, and vivid action." - Publishers Weekly
20 1996 Ace!
Doctor Who - Miscellaneous
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21 2014 Act of War
Scot Harvath #13
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"Thor tops himself again and again."
- BookReporter.com

"One of the best writers you are ever going to read."
- WROK


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

fter a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, is top asset surfaces with a startling and errifying claim.  There's just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country's history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy, as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

"Anyone who thinks that the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor."
- Newsweek


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"America's favorite author
- KKTX


BRAD THOR is the #1 New York Time bestselling author of Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated as best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" by NPR); State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at I www.BradThor.com.

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22 2017 Activated
The Ascension Myth #2
Michael Anderle  
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23 1979 The Adventures of Doctor Who
Doctor Who - Novelizations (Collections) #1
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He's tall and thin, wears a motley array of garments that includes an incredibly long scarf and a battered wide-brimmed hat - and he's a centuries-old Time Lord. Untold years ago he left his own people to roam through Space and Time, fighting evil, righting wrongs, and trying to satisfy a deep-rooted curiosity.

Now, the resourceful adventurer who has long thrilled British television viewers is winning legions of fans in the U.S.A., and this volume captures all the excitement, humor and imagination of that popular TV series. It contains a trio of action-packed novelisations:

DOCTOR WHO AND THE GENESIS OF THE DALEKS. The war between the Thals and the Kaleds had been raging for a thousand years. Then, suddenly, one side gained an advantage: machine creatures called Daleks, programmed to kill on command... grim weapons which would insure the annihilation of any race - or individual - that opposed them. And the Doctor had traveled through centuries to oppose them.

DOCTOR WHO AND THE REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN. A mysterious plague had wiped out almost everyone aboard Space Beacon Nerva. The only survivors were the Beacon's commander, two of his crew, and a civilian professor. The professor was there, ostensibly, to study a new asteroid; but before long it became clear to the Doctor that the man's interest was far from scholarly. For the space fragment proved to be the remains of Voga - a planet of gold destroyed long ago in the war against the dreaded Cybermen.

DOCTOR WHO AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER. The recent destruction of oil rigs in the North Sea had brought Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart to a small Scottish village on the shores of Loch Ness. But when his investigation failed to shed any light on the matter, he called for the Doctor's help - and the Doctor uncovered the bizarre truth. The Zygons, alien beings who had been shipwrecked on Earth millenia ago, were trying to take over the planet... and the use of a cyborgized, dinosaurlike creature from their home world was only part of their diabolical plan.
24 1876 2018 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Tom and Huck #2
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So, in two seconds, away we sent, a-sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river and nobody to bother us.
Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
25 1979 1999 The Adventures of K9 and Other Mechanical Creatures
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Hello!
This is the Doctor.
Here's a book all about my faithful friend, K9.  As you know, K9 is a kind of robot dog - though he'd sooner be described as a completely-mobile, self-powered computer with multi-sensory circuits and built-in defensive capabilities!

I'll also be telling you about some other amazing mechanical creatures I've encountered on my travels through Space and Time - some have been surprisingly friendly, but others were very dangerous indeed…
26 1997 The Adventures of Laura and Jack
Little House Chapter Book Collection #1
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Laura #1

The Adventures of Laura & Jack

Laura Ingalls and her bulldog, Jack, shared one exciting adventure after another growing up together on the wild frontier!

The Laura Chapter Books are part of an ongoing series of Little House Chapter Books.
27 1892 2013 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes #3
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28 1875 2018 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Adventures of Tom and Huck #1
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29 2016 2019 The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance AgentLarry Correia  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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30 2001 2001 The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
Doctor Who - 8th Doctor #51
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On February 9, 1783, a funeral was held in the tunnels of the dead heart of London.  It was the funeral of a warrior and a conjuror, a paladin and an oracle, the last of an ancient breed who'd once stood between the Earth and the bloodiest of its nightmares.

Her name was Scarlette.  Part courtesan, part sorceress, this is her history: the part she played in the Seige of Henrietta Street, and the scrifice she made in the defence of her world.

In the year leading up to that funeral, something raw and primal ate its way through human society, from the streets of pre-Revolutionary Paris to the slave-states of America.  Something that only the eighteenth century could have summoned, and against which the only line of defence was a bordello in Covent Garden.

And then there was Scarlette's accomplice, the 'elemental champion' who stood alongside her in the final battle.  The one thay called the Doctor.
31 2015 Aeronaut's Windlass
Cinder Spires #1
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"Butcher proves yet again that he is an amazing storyteller."
- #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING
AUTHOR PATRICIA BRIGGS


Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity.  Within their halls, the ruling aristocratic houses develop scientific marvels, foster trade alliances, and maintain fleets of airships to keep the peace.

Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator.  Loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels.  But when Predator is damaged in combat, Grimm joins a team of Albion agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring his ship.

And as Grimm undertakes this task, he learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a portent of things to come.  Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more.  And death will follow in its wake....

"This is Jim Butcher at his best.... lt's steampunk
meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning."
- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING
AUTHOR DAVID WEBER
32 2017 2017 Aether of NightBrandon Sanderson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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33 2011 2023 The Affair
Jack Reacher #16
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"The [Reacher] novel fans have been waiting for."
- USA Today


Everything starts somwehere.  For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

Reacher is ordered undercover to investigate the murder of a young woman.  Evidence points to a U.S. soldier with powerful friends.  Once in Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets.  Uncertain they can trust each other, they reluctantly join forces.  Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever.  The conspiracy threatens to  shatter his faith in the mission - and turn him into a man to be feared.

"One of the best Reacher books yet...  The tension builds early and continues nonstop"
- The Miami Herald


"Big, exciting... The Affair shakes up the status quo."
- The New York Times
34 2008 Afraid
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #1
J A Konrath  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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35 2011 2015 After the Battle on Starship Hill: Prolog to The Children of the Sky
Zones of Thought #4
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"After the Battle on Starship Hill" is more than 12000 words of prologue from Vernor Vinge's forthcoming novel, The Children of the Sky. Taking place on Tines World, this mini e-book describes events of the years immediately following the conclusion of the predecessor novel, A Fire Upon the Deep.
36 2008 2013 After the Coup
Old Man's War #3.5
John Scalzi  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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37 1953 After the Funeral
Hercule Poirot Mystery #24
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38 2010 2011 Against All Things Ending
Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant #3
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Stephen R Donaldson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Praise For
Fatal Revenant
"This complicated and emotional continuation of the Thomas Covenant saga is exactly what Donaldson's fans have been hoping for."
- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

Praise For
The Runes of the Earth
"An epic with page-turning intrigue."
- DETROIT FREE PRESS

Praise For
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
"Will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics."
- THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

"Covenant is Donaldson's genius."
- THE VILLAGE VOICE


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Attempts must be made, even when there is no hope.  And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us....

Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by the unimaginable combines power of hos own white gold ring, Linden Avery's Staff of Law, and the ancient dagger called High Lord Loric's krill.  His resurrection is Linden's defiant act of love, despite warnings from mortals and immortals that unleashing this much power would destroy the world.  She brought his spirit back from its prison in the Arch of Time, and restored his slain body, so precious to her, his wild white hair like flame, his face now etched with lines of pain.  Thomas Covenant is returned to her.

But the truth is inescapable: the thunderclap of power from Linden's action has awakened the Worm of the World's End, and all of them, and the Land itself, are forfeit to its devouring.  If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources - including the mysterious bot Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.  And it will come from sacrifices, some freely offered by friends who have traveled far and trusted much, and some taken by force that can be recognized only later as compassion.

Dimly, but holding on to whatever hope leaves behind when hope itself has failed, Linden clings to one prophecy: You would not be driven by mistaken love to bring about the end of all things.

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STEPHEN R. DONALSON is the author of the six volumes of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a landmark in modern fantasy.  Every volume, beginning with Lord Foul's Bane in 1977, has been an international bestseller.  Donaldson returned to the series with The Runes of the Earth in 2004.  He lives in New Mexico.
39 2020 2020 Age of Death
Legends of the First Empire #5
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Winter blankets the land, and more than just hope has died. Prevented from invading the Fhrey homeland by the tower of Avempartha, the western army seeks a way across the Nidwalden River before the fane obtains the secret of dragons. As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? Do gods truly exist? Is it possible to know the future? And what lies beyond the veil of death?

In the tradition of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the most epic of tales transcend the world of the living. It’s time to see what lies in Elan’s Age of Death.

From Michael J. Sullivan (New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post best-selling author), comes the second to the last installment in the epic fantasy series, Legends of the First Empire. The series chronicles a pivotal point in Elan’s history when humans rise against the Fhrey who they once saw as gods. Set 3,000 years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a stand-alone fantasy series which is independent of all other Elan stories. That said, if you do listen to the other books, you’ll see lies revealed and the truth about historical figures unmasked.
40 2020 2020 Age of Empyre
Legends of the First Empire #6
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A door opens. An army of dragons advance. And the fate of the living rests with the dead.

After obtaining the secret to creating dragons, the leader of the Fhrey has turned the tide of war once more - but gaining the advantage has come at a terrible price. While Imaly plots to overthrow the fane for transgressions against his people, a mystic and a keeper are the only hope for the Rhunes. Time is short, and the future of both races hangs in the balance. In this exciting conclusion to the Legends of the First Empire series, the Great War finally comes to a climactic end, and with it dawns a new era in the Age of Empyre.

From the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan comes the concluding installment of his six-book epic fantasy. This series chronicles a pivotal point in Elan's history when humans and those they once saw as gods warred until a new world order was born. Set 3,000 years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a stand-alone fantasy series that is independent of the Riyria novels. But for those who do listen to both series, Legends will unmask lies and reveal the truth about Elan's history and the men and women who shaped what the world became.
41 2019 2020 Age of Legend
Legends of the First Empire #4
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With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted listeners with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind from extinction. Now comes the pivotal point. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Desperate to find a way to break the stalemate, the answer lies in the half-forgotten words of an ancient song.

Not all legends are of heroes, and not all myths are invented. And sometimes, when you’re desperate enough, you’ll believe in the inconceivable and even seek it out.
42 2016 2020 Age of Myth
Legends of the First Empire #1
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Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun.
43 2017 2020 Age of Swords
Legends of the First Empire #2
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The gods have been proven mortal, and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth - from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series.

In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched listeners on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without - and bitter rivalries from within.

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods?

The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid - a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan, where waits an ancient adversary as fearsome as it is deadly.
44 2018 2020 Age of War
Legends of the First Empire #3
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The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords.

The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer.

As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise...but at what terrible cost?
45 2012 2020 Agenda 21
Agenda 21 #1
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Glenn Beck  
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Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.

There are only the Authorities.

Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life.

Those who cannot do either are of no use to society.

This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.

Until the day they came for her mother.

Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth?

As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21, she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic - but is she already too late?
46 2000 2005 Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order #4
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Merciless attacks by an invincible alien force have left the New Republic reeling.  Dozens of worlds have succumbed to occupation or annihilation, and even the Jedi Knights have tasted defeat.  In these darkest times, the noble Chewbacca is laid to rest, having died as heroically as he lived - and a grief-stricken Han Solo is left to fit the pieces of his shattered life back together before he loses everything: friends, family, and faith.

Refusing help from Leia or Luke, Han becomes the loner he once was, seeking to escape the pain of his partner's death in adventure... and in revenge.  When he learns that on old friend from his smuggling days in operating as a mercinary for the enemy, he sets out to expose the traitor.  But Han's investigation uncovers an even greater evil: a sinister conspiracy aimed at the very heart of the New Repiblic's will and ability to fight - the Jedi.

Now Han must face down the inner demons and, with the help of a new and unexpected ally, honor Chewbacca's sacrifice the only way that matters - by being worthy of it.
47 2000 2005 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order #5
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A string of smashing victories by the forces of the sinister aliens known as the Yuuzhan Vong has left New Republic resources and morale stretched to the breaking point.  Leia Organa Solo, estranged from her husband, Han, oversees the evacuation of refugees on planets in the path of the merciess invaders.  Luke Skywalker struggles to hold the fractious Jedi Knights together, even while one of them undertakes a bold but reckless undercover mission.

Manipulating their alliance with the amoral Hutts, the Yuuzhan Vong leave a cunning trail of vital information where New Republic agents are sure to find it - information the deperate defenders cannot afford to ignore: the location of the aliens' next target.

Then Han Solo stumbles into the dark heart of a raging battle, thus beginning a furious race against time that will require every skill and trick in his arsenal to win…
48 2007 Air Apparent
Magic of Xanth #31
Piers Anthony  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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49 2009 2019 Akira, Vol 1
Akira Graphic Novels #1
Katsuhiro Otomo  
Jo Duffy (Translator)  
Yoko Umezawa (Translator)  
Linda M York (Translator)  
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50 2010 2019 Akira, Vol 2
Akira Graphic Novels #2
Katsuhiro Otomo  
Jo Duffy (Translator)  
Yoko Umezawa (Translator)  
Linda M York (Translator)  
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