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Restoration

**A time traveler faces his duplicate in 17th-century England in the series from the “masterful” national bestselling author of** **Lucasfilm’s Alien Chronicles ****(*Extrapolations*).**

In his attempt to return to the twenty-sixth century, historian Noel Kedran is transported, alongside his evil twin Leon, to the squalid streets and royal palaces of Restoration England—and into the blazing heart of the Great Fire of London.

Amidst the inferno, Noel will distinguish himself as a hero, whose only hope is to get home to his own time. To do so, he will have to outwit the treacherous, equally brilliant Leon.

But how can any man hope to outwit himself?

“Chester is a world class fantasist.” —*The Best Reviews*

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbabilityband desperately in search of a place to eat.
Among Arthur’s motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who’s gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android who suffers nothing and no one very gladly. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food (literally) speaks for itself.
Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that the Hitchhiker’s Guide deleted the term “Future Perfect” from its pages, since it was discovered not to be!
“What’s such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams’ sardonically silly eyes.”

The Rest of the Robots

Isaac Asimov’s ROBOT series – from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels – contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. How could robots be used in a time of war? Could a robot be raised like a child? Could we allow them to have children of their own? Is there any human profession that could never be performed by a robotic replacement? In The Rest of the Robots, robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin and engineers Powell and Donovan return to investigate many more puzzling anomalies and catastrophic malfunctions. With characteristic wit, foresight and imagination, Asimov’s stories uncover the practical and ethical issues humanity will encounter in a robotic future.
**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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The Rescue

**Space hasn’t gotten any easier with time.**
After several weeks and harrowing escapes in the new galaxy, Andi is finding herself in more uncomfortable situations than ever.
As the spearhead of her group’s secret mission to find Jyra and rescue her from a top research official, the Earth girl must put on the performance of her life to save her friend before time runs out.

Rescue Mode

Gritty and scientifically accurate science fiction adventure from* New York Times* best-selling author Ben Bova and NASA space scientist Les Johnson.
The first human mission to Mars meets with near-disaster when a meteoroid strikes the spacecraft, almost destroying it. The ship is too far from Earth to simply turn around and return home. The eight-person crew must ride their crippled ship to Mars while they desperately struggle to survive.
On Earth, powerful political forces that oppose human spaceflight try to use the accident as proof that sending humans into space is too dangerous to continue. The whole human space flight program hangs in the balance. And if the astronauts can’t nurse their ship to Mars and back, the voyagers will become either the first Martian colonists – or the first humans to perish on another planet.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
**About *Mars, Inc.*:**
“The Hugo winner returns to his most popular subject: the quest for Mars.” – *Publishers Weekly*
**About the award winning novels of Ben Bova:**
“Technically accurate and absorbing . . .” – *Kirkus*
“[Bova is] the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.” – Ray Bradbury
“A masterful storyteller” – *Vector*
“Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asimov used to do so well.” – *SFX*
**Ben Bova** has written more than one hundred twenty futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age. His Baen books include *Mars, Inc.* and *Laugh Lines*. President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, “for fueling mankind’s imagination regarding the wonders of outer space.” His 2006 novel *Titan* received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. In 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature.” Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and a widely popular lecturer. His articles, opinion pieces and reviews have appeared in *Scientific American, Nature, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,* and many other newspapers and magazines. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry. His Grand Tour novels, such as bestseller *Mars*, combine romance, adventure, and the highest degree of scientific accuracy to show how the human race will expand through the solar system, and the impact this will have on individual human lives and society as a whole. Bova has taught science fiction at Harvard University and at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, where he has also directed film courses. Bova currently lives in Florida.
**Les Johnson** is a NASA physicist and author. By day, he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In the early 2000s, he was NASA’s Manager for Interstellar Propulsion Research and later managed the In-Space Propulsion Technology Project. He was technical consultant for the movie *Lost in Space* and has appeared on the Discovery Channel series, *Physics of the Impossible* in the “How to Build a Starship” episode. He has also appeared in three episodes of the Science Channel series *Exodus Earth*. He is the author of novel *Back to the Moon*, coauthored with Travis S. Taylor, and the coeditor of the groundbreaking science/science fiction collection *Going Interstellar*.

Requiem for Anthi

From the national bestselling author.
In the grand tradition of Dune, an epic of adventure and survival on a dying world
The world of Ruantl is nearly dead, its waters tainted and its land scorched by a poisonous black sun. Members of the Galactic Space Institute have crossed into the Uncharted Zone, eager to strip Ruantl of its gold and gemstones. They will not—and cannot—be stopped. Not by the few survivors of a dying race.
But one ancient lord is ready to fight back—even if he must reawaken the mighty goddess Anthi herself.
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The Republic

SUMMARY: Plato’S Republic Is Widely Acknowledged As The Cornerstone Of Western Philosophy. Presented In The Form Of A Dialogue Between Socrates And Three Different Interlocutors, It Is An Enquiry Into The Notion Of A Perfect Community And The Ideal Individual Within It. During The Conversation Other Questions Are Raised: What Is Goodness; What Is Reality; What Is Knowledge? The Republic Also Addresses The Purpose Of Education And The Role Of Both Women And Men As ‘Guardians’ Of The People. With Remarkable Lucidity And Deft Use Of Allegory, Plato Arrives At A Depiction Of A State Bound By Harmony And Ruled By ‘Philosopher Kings’.

ReportLab – PDF Processing With Python

ReportLab has been around since the year 2000 and has remained the primary package that Python developers use for creating reports in the PDF format. It is an extremely powerful package that works across all the major platforms. This book will also introduce the reader to other Python PDF packages.

Renegade’s Magic: Book Three of The Soldier Son Trilogy

SUMMARY: Loyal, privileged, and brave–a soldier in the service of the King of Gernia–Nevare Burvelle survived a devastating plague of enemy sorcery, but at a terrible cost to his soul, body, and heart. Now he stands wrongly accused of unspeakable crimes, including murder, the most heinous of them all. Suddenly an outcast and a fugitive, he remains a hostage to the Speck magic that shackles him to a savage alter ego who would destroy everything Nevare holds dear. Perhaps, however, this curse that has long abused him can be used by him instead–a mighty weapon he can learn to wield for his own purposes. But down what perilous road will this desperate new quest lead him? And what will be the ultimate incarnation of Nevare Burvelle?

Rend Hope

Centuries in the future, the world has been devastated by a catastrophic event known as “The Great Purge.” Only a fraction of humanity survives to fight over the severely diminished resources of the planet. The disaster also bestowed upon some people the gift of sorcery and not all of them have the best interests of their fellow man in mind.
Markus Logarr is a disgraced magi from the once prosperous city of Havenway. Determined to seek vengeance against his former master for betraying him and murdering thousands of innocent people. Markus sets out into the Desert of Despair, where he discovers Midas City and his ex-girlfriend Rosalind Hearth, another magi who blames him for the loss of her family.
The two former lovers can barely be civil towards each other, but when a group of necromancers stage an assault on Midas City, they must put aside their differences or risk losing everything all over again.

Renaissance Porn Star: The Saga of Pietro Aretino, the World’s Greatest Hustler

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR RENAISSANCE PORN STAR
THE SAGA OF PIETRO ARETINO: THE WORLD’S GREATEST HUSTLER
Sex, drugs, and the Medicis. A story of murder, revenge, art, pornography, and celebration with an all-star cast of characters: Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, a klatch of mafi a-don-style popes, and Shakespeare. A tale that turns deep, deep erudition into exquisite sweets for the heart and
mind.
—Howard Bloom, author of *The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism*
If Jan Wenner had given Hunter S. Thompson an assignment to write a historical essay of Renaissance sexuality and literature, the resulting pages might have looked something like *Renaissance Porn Star*: raw, uncensored, clearly mad, and quite brilliant.
—Jess Winfi eld, author of *My name is Will*
Like a buried treasure unearthed, *Renaissance Porn Star* sheds new light on how the Italian icon of the Renaissance,
Pietro Aretino, helped shape an awakened world. Mark Lamonica mixes his amazing attention to
historical detail and breathes new life into Shakespeare.
—Thelma Reyna, Ph.D. author of *The Heavens Weep for Us*
What art restoration has done for paintings, Mark Lamonica has done through a historical account of Pietro Aretino that wipes clean the whitewash of our puritanical perspective on the Renaissance over the past several hundred years. Not unlike a newly restored masterpiece, *Renaissance Porn Star* is both beautiful and shocking.
—Adam Hall, Shakespeare scholar
Mark Lamonica is an accomplished photographer
and author of three highly acclaimed books: *Junkyard Dogs and William Shakespeare* (1997); co-author of *Rio LA: Tales from the Los Angeles River* (2001); named “a best book of the year” by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. *Whacking Buddha: The Mysterious World of Shakespeare and Zen Buddhism* (2005); hailed as a work of “spiritual literary dynamite.” He is at
work on a new book about the Devil.

Remembered (Bound by Time, #1)

Penny Money is a research writer by day and time traveler by night. Well … one night, anyway. And what a night it was! Even better — it could be the beginning of a romance that spans multiple decades and two continents.
Penny’s boss, literary wonder Macsen Yates, is sexy, debonair, and worldly. He selected her from hundreds of other candidates to help “Americanize” his works for the United States market. Did Mac choose Penny because of her knowledge of European history? Or was his choice simply destined to happen?
When Penny receives a postcard and small package from Mac, little does she realize that they will become the catalyst for a travel back in time to Wales, 30 years earlier, when Mac was a young man and the same age as Penny.
The friendship and sensual tension that has been building for over a year combusts into undeniable passion when Penny and Mac meet in person for the first time. Their amorous encounter makes Penny realize that her trip through time was no fluke. Complicating matters, Mac wants to rewrite history with Penny, and not the woman history says he will wed.
But can Penny make a promise to Mac, when her heart tells her that her journey has just begun?

Remarkable Creatures

A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: ”the eye” to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man.

Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for Tracy Chevalier Evokes entire landscapes…a master of voices. –New York Times Book Review (on Falling Angels) Absorbing…[Chevalier] creates a world reminiscent of a Vermeer interior: suspended in a particular moment, it transcends its time and place. –The New Yorker (on Girl With a Pearl Earring) Chevalier admirably weaves historical figures and actual events into a compelling narrative. –San Francisco Chronicle (on Remarkable Creatures) Chevalier’s signature talent lies in bringing alive the ordinary day-to-dayness of the past…lovingly evoked. –Elle (on Burning Bright) Chevalier’s ringing prose is as radiantly efficient as well-tended silver. –Entertainment Weekly (on Falling Angels)
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Remainders

She’s the junior partner, the freshly promoted detective in Major Crimes, but Sabira Mallory has been working her ass off all summer, first with her irritable partner Patrick Clanahan, and later with FBI Special Agent Vector Clanahan. Every way she turns she’s tripping over werewolves, and now that her partner has fled town, Sabira’s in store to meet yet another member of the McClanahan pack: Patrick’s cute sister Grace.
Set in Seattle during The Symbiotic Law, Remainders is a Blood & Bone novella which explores the blossoming friendship between Detective Mallory and Grace Clanahan.

Reliquary

***Reliquary* is the smash hit second book in the Pendergast series, from *New York Times *bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child**
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D’Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare… in *Reliquary*, from bestselling coauthors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
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Relief Valve

If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty.

The Plumber’s Mate, Book 2
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if not always at Tom’s dodgy hip. Neither of their families has been shy about voicing their disapproval, which hasn’t helped Tom’s uneasy relationship with his prickly older sister, Cherry.
But when Cherry is poisoned at her own engagement party, the horror of her near death has Tom’s head spinning with possible culprits. Is it her fiancé Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and an alarming taste for taxidermy? Someone from her old writers’ circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister?
Phil is just as desperate to solve the case before someone ends up dead—and he fears it could be Tom. At least one of their suspects has a dark secret to hide, which makes Tom’s sixth sense for finding things like a target painted on his back…

Warning: Contains a strong, silent, macho PI; a cheeky, chirpy, cat-owning plumber; and a gag gift from beyond the grave that’ll put the cat firmly among the pigeons.
(source: Bol.com)