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English Parish Churches and Chapels

English Parish Churches and Chapels: Art, Architecture and People by Matthew Byrne
There are over 40,000 churches and chapels in the United Kingdom. The earliest were built by the first Anglo-Saxon Christians and about 10,000 were built before the Reformation in the sixteenth century. This beautifully illustrated book features photographic portraits and descriptions of 26 English churches and chapels: ancient and modern, large and small, urban and rural. It reveals the beauty of this group of buildings, the history and significance of which are unmatched anywhere in the world.
This book is published in association with The National Churches Trust, a national, independent charity dedicated to supporting church buildings across the UK.

The Engineer ReConditioned

British author Asher is rapidly becoming one of the major figures in 21st-century SF, as shown by the 10 powerful and entertaining stories in this collection. In “The Engineer,” an interstellar research vessel picks up an escape pod that has been drifting for millions of years. The alien it contains turns out to be the last of a long-extinct race of genetic engineers with terrifying capabilities. The gruesome “Spatterjay” is set on an alien world whose human colonists have been radically modified and made virtually indestructible, by the enormously hostile environment. “Proctors” and “The Owner” are part of a series in which human beings must come to terms with the universe being ruled by an inscrutable, virtually immortal alien with godlike powers. “The Thrake” concerns the fate of a Christian pseudoscientist who makes a near-fatal mistake while looking for signs of religious belief in the aliens he’s studying. Though occasionally unpleasant (the author appears to have a thing about parasites) and often violent, these well-crafted tales provide plenty of high-concept scientific extrapolation.

Engine Summer

In the drowsy tranquility of Little Belaire, the Truthful Speakers lead lives of peaceful self-sufficiency ignoring the depopulated wilderness beyond their narrow borders. It is a society untouched by pain or violence and the self-destroying ‘Angels’ of the past are barely remembered. But when Rush That Speaks leaves his home on a pilgrimage of self-enlightenment, he finds a landscape haunted by myths and memories. The overgrown ruins reflect a world outside that is stranger than his people ever dreamed …

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Engaged

It’s been three months since Chrys agreed to marry Zeus, and so far she hasn’t figured out how to get out of this engagement. Not to mention she’s fighting with her father, Hades, constantly and doesn’t know if anything will be able to go back to normal. Meanwhile, Huntley is still in London and is trying his best to help Chrys. He will stop at nothing to get her back, and to finally tell her how he truly feels. The clock is ticking until the Summer Solstice. Will either of them be able to free Chrys from her marriage with Zeus?*This is Book 2 of The Daughter of Hades Series*

Energy Myths and Realities

There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the media, politicians, business leaders, activists, and even scientists-wasting time and money and hampering the development of progressive energy policies. Energy Myths and Realities debunks the most common fallacies to make way for a constructive, scientific approach to the global energy challenge.
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Numerous energy-related issues have increased public discussions to the point that energy has become a permanent part of national policy concerns and/or debates… In his well-researched book, Smil (Univ. of Manitoba, Canada), author of numerous energy-related works, examines the scientific authenticity of information available to the public based on first principles, basic engineering realities, and simple but revealing quantification and warns of promoting any simplistic solutions to deep worldwide dependence on fossil fuels. He concludes with an interesting chapter titled The Pace of Energy Transition, arguing that it takes more than money and good wishes to replace an existing infrastructure. Smil’s suggestion to reduce energy consumption via increasing energy efficiency in all sectors is hard to challenge. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; general readers. CHOICE The book provides the insights of a careful, experienced observer into the arrant nonsense that is routinely presented in calls for radical changes in energy consumption practices…A readable, sensible survey of why a massive energy transformation is problematic. The book does a good job of relaying the academic literature on new energy technologies. It is a healthy corrective to the special pleading that has marred the U.S. discussion of energy. Regulation Magazine America needs energy, it’s how to get which is the massive debate. Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate is a realistic approach to the energy crisis that encourages progress but at the same time realizes there is no silver bullet solution to America’s energy issues. With thoughtful research, Vaclav Smil looks at history and draws a map to where we are now and the many solutions that sit before us. Energy Myths and Realities is a core addition to any environmental and political studies collection. Wisconsin Bookwatch Prof. Smil is an expert on the history of technological innovation… Prof. Smil methodically sets out to show that the facts do not support either the romantics, who think we’ll be saved by wind turbines, or the techno-optimists, who think that electric cars are right around the corner. The Globe and Mail Smil (environment and environmental geography, U. of Manitoba, Canada) debunks myths and misconceptions about energy to provide a more realistic understanding of energy affairs and introduce skeptical perspectives of future energy options. The myths relate to electric cars; nuclear electricity; soft energy; peak oil and the consequences of oil depletion; carbon dioxide sequestration; liquid fuels from plants, including ethanol from corn; wind power; and the rapid pace of energy transitions. Booknews Mandatory reading for U.S. policymakers. National Review Energy is both a technical topic and a political one; all too often, the political claims and assertions get far more play than sober technical reality. In Energy Myths and Realities, Vaclav Smil does a brilliant job of examining the crazy quilt of claims and assertions about energy. With great wit and simple, clear arguments, he shows that most of the wild claims we hear-in all directions-have no basis in reality. — Nathan Myhrvold, James Beard Award-winning coauthor of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Cuisine at Home, and author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine Vaclav Smil is a giant among energy scientists and historians. In this book, he explains why fossil fuels remain dominant, why it is so hard to scale up wind and solar technologies, and why nuclear power, despite having been over-hyped in the past, is one of our best hopes for meeting future energy needs and dealing with global warming. — Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, co-founders of Breakthrough Institute Investment opportunities into new energy sources and related conversion techniques are, at times, molded by preconceived ideas that can sometimes lead to excessively positive and unjustifiably enthusiastic expectations. By criticizing the assorted myths and misconceptions surrounding energy innovations, Vaclav Smil provides readers with refreshing insights which are often missing in today’s energy policy debates. — Philippe Rohner, Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Asset Management Vaclav Smil is a master thinker about the master resource of energy. A multidisciplinarian, Smil combines basic economics, technological understanding, and historical insight to skewer false energy visions. Energy reality, he reminds us, is determined by the free marketplace, not by words or wishes. — Robert Bradley, founder and CEO, Institute for Energy Research I recommend this book to everyone who spends time working on energy issues – not to cheer them up but to help them have a stronger framework for evaluating energy promises. — Bill Gates, thegatesnotes.com
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Endymion

Endymion (Hyperion Series #3) by Dan Simmons
The multiple-award-winning science fiction master returns to the universe that is his greatest triumph–the world of *Hyperion* and *The Fall of
Hyperion* –with a novel even more magnificent than its predecessors.
Dan Simmons’s *Hyperion* was an immediate sensation on its first publication in 1989.  This staggering multifaceted tale of the far future heralded the conquest of the science fiction field by a man who had already won the World Fantasy Award for his first novel (*Song of Kali*) and had also published one of the most well-received horror novels in the field, *Carrion Comfort*.  *Hyperion* went on to win the Hugo Award as Best Novel, and it and its companion volume, *The Fall of Hyperion*, took their rightful places in the science fiction pantheon of new classics.
Now, six years later, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear.  *Endymion* is a story about love and memory, triumph and terror–an instant candidate for the field’s highest honors.

EndWar

A new phenomenon begins. Created by #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy Based on the bestselling video game, this new series will take readers onto the battlefields of World War III with the technical savvy and explosive action that Clancy fans have come to expect.

Endless Night

Agatha Christie’s disturbing 1960s mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Gipsy’s Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea – and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy.
There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl and live happily ever after.
Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land. For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals’ warnings: ‘There’s no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy’s Acre.’
Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying ‘In my end is my beginning…’
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Endless Advance: Age of Expansion – a Kurtherian Gambit Series

### **Ava’s greatest opponent may be herself. **
*Following her exposure to experimental nanocytes, Lieutenant Ava Landyn faces an uncertain future as a new type of modified human. *
But uncontrollable transformations aren’t her only problem. A previously undetected alien menace, a race capable of remote telepathic control, is threatening her home system, and the Force de Guerre. With the discovery that a government official in Ava’s home system has been subverted, Ava’s team must get control of the situation before the Alaxar Trinary descends into chaos.
**How will Ava’s internal struggles affect her and her team’s fight to restore peace? Join us in the newest installment of the Uprise Saga!**
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Endgame

Net Force Explorer Megan O’Malley and her team face a dangerous enemy when a visit to Xanadu, the world’s most exclusive resort and the scene of one of the most advanced virtual sites ever created, uncovers a deadly cyberthief.

Ender’s Shadow

If Julian Delphiki, known as “Bean,” has learned anything from living on the streets, it’s how to survive. And not with fists—he is too small for that—but with brains.

Bean is a genius with a magician’s ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness. What could be a better quality in a future general to lead Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race?

Recruited for Battle School, a military installation designed to select and train children as future officers in the International Fleet, Bean meets Ender Wiggin: soon to become his best friend, and his greatest rival..

Readers can revisit the events of Ender’s Game through the eyes of Bean in this companion or parallel novel. Readers who have not read Ender’s Game will want to read it as soon as they finish Ender’s Shadow. As Orson Scott Card says, “these two books complement and fulfill each other.”
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As a maker of visions and a creator of heroes…Card is not to be outdone. –Library Journal Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction. –The New York Times Book Review Card is a master storyteller. –The Seattle Times As a maker of visions and a creator of heroes…Card is not to be outdone. Library Journal Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction. The New York Times Book Review Card is a master storyteller. The Seattle Times As a maker of visions and a creator of heroes…Card is not to be outdone. — Library Journal Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction. — The New York Times Book Review Card is a master storyteller. — The Seattle Times
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Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth’s future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the “buggers”, an insectoid alien species. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel’s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.

Ender in Exile

After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender’s Game.
In Ender’s Game, the world’s most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At Battle School, they learned combat, strategy, and secret intelligence to fight a dangerous war on behalf of those left on Earth. But they also learned some important and less definable lessons about life.
After the life-changing events of those years, these children—now teenagers—must leave the school and readapt to life in the outside world.
Having not seen their families or interacted with other people for years—where do they go now? What can they do?
Ender fought for humanity, but he is now reviled as a ruthless assassin. No longer allowed to live on Earth, he enters into exile. With his sister Valentine, he chooses to leave the only home he’s ever known to begin a relativistic—and revelatory—journey beyond the stars.
What happened during the years between Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead? What did Ender go through from the ages of 12 through 35? The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead, this is the long-lost story of Ender.
For twenty-three years, millions of readers have wondered and now they will receive the answers. Ender in Exile is Orson Scott Card’s moving return to all the action and the adventure, the profound exploration of war and society, and the characters one never forgot.
**Recensie(s)**

An affecting novel full of surprises. –The New York Times Book Review on Ender’s Game The novels of Orson Scott Card’s Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology. –USA Today Card’s prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed. –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. –The Houston Post on Xenocide There aren’t too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It’s a completely gripping story. –The Toronto Star An undeniable heavyweight . . . This book combines Card’s quirky style with his hard ethical dilemmas and sharply drawn portraits. –New York Daily News on Ender’s Game This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers–a major SF novel by any reasonable standard. –Booklist on Ender’s Game An affecting novel full of surprises. The New York Times Book Review on Ender’s Game The novels of Orson Scott Card’s Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology. USA Today Card’s prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. The Houston Post on Xenocide There aren’t too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It’s a completely gripping story. The Toronto Star An undeniable heavyweight . . . This book combines Card’s quirky style with his hard ethical dilemmas and sharply drawn portraits. New York Daily News on Ender’s Game This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers–a major SF novel by any reasonable standard. Booklist on Ender’s Game An affecting novel full of surprises. — The New York Times Book Review on Ender’s Game The novels of Orson Scott Card’s Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology. — USA Today Card’s prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical andquasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this storyleaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fansshould find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed. –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. — The Houston Post on Xenocide There aren’t too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It’s a completely gripping story. — The Toronto Star An undeniable heavyweight . . . This book combines Card’s quirky style with his hard ethical dilemmas and sharply drawn portraits. –New York Daily News on Ender’s Game This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers–a major SF novel by any reasonable standard. — Booklist on Ender’s Game An affecting novel full of surprises. — The New York Times Book Review on Ender’s Game The novels of Orson Scott Card’s Ender series are an intriguing combination of action, military and political strategy, elaborate war games and psychology. — USA Today Card’s prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed. –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. — The Houston Post on Xenocide There aren’t too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It’s a completely gripping story. — The Toronto Star An undeniable heavyweight . . . This book combines Card’s quirky style with his hard ethical dilemmas and sharply drawn portraits. –New York Daily News on Ender’s Game This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers–a major SF novel by any reasonable standard. — Booklist on Ender’s Game Card’s prose is powerful here, as is his consideration of mystical and quasi-religious themes. Though billed as the final Ender novel, this story leaves enough mysteries unexplored to justify another entry; and Card fans should find that possibility, like this novel, very welcome indeed. –Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. — The Houston Post on Xenocide There aren’t too many recent sf novels we can confidently call truly moral works, but Speaker for the Dead is one. It’s a completely gripping story. — The Toronto Star This is Card at the height of his very considerable powers–a major SF novel by any reasonable standard. — Booklist on Ender’s Game
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The End of the Whole Mess

The End of the Whole Mess: And Other Stories by Stephen King, Matthew Broderick, Tim Curry, Eve Beglarian
**For the first time on CD! Vintage Stephen King at a great low price!**
Stephen King’s unparalleled imagination is in full force in this collection of four unabridged short stories originally found in the classic, *Nightmares & Dreamscapes*. An all-star cast of readers bring to life these timeless stories from the darkest places.
One man’s pursuit of world peace turns deadly in *The End of the Whole Mess*. Stephen King puts his spin on the familiar duo of Holmes and Watson in *The Doctor’s Case*. In *The Moving Finger*, menace arrives poking out of the drain of a bathroom sink. And a young, pregnant widow takes on a zombie attack in Home Delivery.
Matthew Broderick, Tim Curry, Eve Beglarian and Stephen King lend their voices to this haunting collection of classic stories that no Stephen King fan should be without.

End of Lies

With the return of the devious Kendall Stuart, the Red Ridge Pack must depend on Cami Moore to save them, and Cami Moore must decide if she can trust-and perhaps even love-the hunky Gavin Reed of Crescent Hills. THE BEGINNING OF THE END The Red Ridge Pack is in danger, and not from “normals” finding out that werewolves live in their midst. This time it’s one of their own, the beautiful Kendall Stuart. Treachery, ambush, murder. An alliance with an opposing wolf pack. For a young woman set on vengeance, nothing is too much. This time she’s not going to fail. But Kendall will be challenged. Arrayed against her and the Crescent Hills pack will be all those who survive the initial attack. Led by Cami Moore, as crafty as ever, the resistance will organize, infiltrate, strike where it hurts most. But first they must learn which hearts are true. Like Gavin Reed. Cami can’t figure out if the hunky, six-foot-four stranger wants more to kiss her or kill her, and where his loyalties lie. Something’s been building between them since the moment they met, and soon it will come an explosive conclusion.

The End of Eternity

One of Isaac Asimov’s SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the twentieth century. It is widely regarded as Asimov’s single best SF novel.

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan’s job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs.

During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noÿs Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noÿs will cease to exist after the next Change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.

Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan’s punishment? His next assignment: Kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

**Recensie(s)**

Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age…It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov’ Carl Sagan Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction’ Daily Telegraph Asimov’s career was one of the most formidable in science fiction’ The Times
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