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The Works of John Locke; Volume 8

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The Works of Clifford D. Simak

**A collection of masterpieces from a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Grand Master of Science Fiction who “has never written a bad book” (Theodore Sturgeon).**
*The Big Front Yard and Other Stories*: Handyman Hiram likes things he can understand and fix. But he has a true mystery on his hands when a new ceiling appears in his basement—a ceiling with the ability to repair televisions so they’re better than before. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, “The Big Front Yard” is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published.

“To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein

*Time Is the Simplest Thing*: Space travel has been deemed too dangerous and expensive, and now the Fishhook company holds a monopoly on interstellar exploration, using telepaths who can expand their minds throughout the universe. But when Fishhook employee Shepherd Blaine is implanted with a copy of an alien consciousness, he becomes something more than human—and soon there is no safe place for him to hide. This Hugo Award finalist is a richly imagined tale of prejudice, corporate greed, oppression, and, ultimately, transcendence.

“Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon

*The Goblin Reservation*: In this unabashedly tongue-in-cheek novel, Professor Peter Maxwell of the College of Supernatural Phenomena is murdered—but he’s even more dismayed when he turns up at a matter transmission station several weeks later and discovers he’s not only dead, but also unemployed. This “alternate” Maxwell soon learns he’s being used as a vessel by a strange alien race to carry knowledge of remarkable technology back to Earth—and it seems someone does not want the information shared . . .

“The finest novel in a merry mood that Simak has yet given us.” —Fritz Leiber

This brilliant volume represents the genre at its very best, reaffirming that “without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land” (James Gunn).

The Works of Clifford D. Simak Volume Two

Multiple masterpieces of science fiction from a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author in one volume.

From a master of the Golden Age of science fiction, this collection includes:

Way Station:Enoch Wallace lives a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin. He carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is Enoch’s the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War, and for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction.

Time and Again**:** Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished in the star system 61 Cygni. Now, he has returned to Earth, but the star-traveler is no longer completely human—and he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy. It’s Asher’s destiny to change everything, but it could make him a target for time-traveling assassins whose mission it is to silence him at all costs.

Good Night, Mr. James: Beginning with the title story—a wry and chilling horror tale about cloning and alien invasion that inspired The Outer Limits episode “The Duplicate Man”—Clifford D. Simak’s essential collection of strange, poignant tales of life on tomorrow’s Earth and in outer space invites readers into worlds of wonder and imagination that represent literary science fiction at its very best, and prove the author a genre master.

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Working Sex

Being a sex worker isn’t something to write home about for most women (and men) in the $12 billion-a-year sex industry.

Prostitutes, strippers, and adult film stars put themselves, and what they do for a living, out on the street, stage, and TV screen every day, but they often keep their working lives hidden from friends, family, and other employers. They do this because sex work is widely considered illegal, unhealthy, and immoral.

Edited by Annie Oakley, Working Sex, New Voices from a Changing Industry features stories and contributions from sex workers-strippers, prostitutes, domes, film stars, phone sex operators, and internet models-who are speaking out. This provocative anthology showcases voices from a vibrant community intent on unmasking the jobs they do with dignity and pride.

Contributors tackling issues of class, gender, race, labor, and sexuality with blazing insight and critical observations include Michelle Tea, Stephen Elliot, Nomy Lamm, Ana Voog, Vaginal Davis, and Mirha-Soleil Ross.


Annie Oakley doesn’t need a gun. She’s armed with fierce creativity, political passion, big brains and exquisite sexiness. Oakley leads a brilliant crew, which serves up whore culture at its most delicious and satisfying. Sex work is commonly understood to be an occupation of last resort, taken up by people who live on society’s margins. The Sex Workers’ Art Show sets out to dispel those perceptions and to showcase the ways in which sex workers are in control of their bodies, their careers, and their self-respect.
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Words of Radiance

Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the *New York Times* bestseller *The Way of Kings*. Now, the eagerly anticipated *Words of Radiance* continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.
Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi.
Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. His leading role in the war would seem reason enough, but the Assassin’s master has much deeper motives.
Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status “darkeyes.” Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.
Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that will follow. The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains, but just arriving there proves more difficult than she could have imagined.
Meanwhile, at the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.
The doors of the Stormlight Archive first opened to us with *The Way of Kings*. Read that book – now available in all formats – and then *Words of Radiance* , and you can be part of the adventure every dazzling step of the way.

The Woodlanders

1887 novel from the famous English novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement, who was awarded the Order of Merit in 1910.

Wood Pallet Wonders

Wood Pallet Wonders: 20 Stunning DIY Storage & Decor Designs Made from Reclaimed Pallets by Samantha Hartman
Rustic meets modern with the charming DIY guide, *Wood Pallet Wonders*. This instructional collection of twenty incredible home design projects uses wood pallets and reclaimed materials to create eye-catching storage and décor. From the rustic Chevron Coffee Table and the beautiful Herb Garden to the stylish Bar Cart, beginner and veteran DIYers alike can take delight in crafting rustic projects that will impress and inspire without breaking the bank.
With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on crafting simple and stylish projects, you can add exquisite designs to your home or find inspiration for your own unique touch! The wide range of designs include:
* Rustic Night Stand
* Shabby Chic Toolbox
* Farmhouse Spice Rack
* Farmhouse Wall Clock
* Tealight Candle Holders
* And more!
Take pride in creating imaginative home stylings with found and reclaimed materials that will help the environment, save you money, and make your home even more lovely!


Nature is full of fleeting wonders. This breathtaking collection of nature photography reveals rare creatures, transports us to distant landscapes, and captures uncommon moments of drama and beauty in the natural world. From a heart-pounding shot of the Wildebeest Migration to a glimpse of the elusive Pampas cat, each image tells a story about the diversity and grandeur of life on earth. Bold, surprising, and jaw-droppingly beautiful, these photographs are all winners of the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. With more than 100 photographs and captions explaining the scientific phenomena and photographic techniques behind each picture, this book will captivate nature lovers, science enthusiasts, photographers, and adventurers.

Nature is a beautiful thing and this stunning book has more than 100 snaps capturing the natural world in all its glory. The shot of the wildebeest migration is incredible, as is that of the elusive pampas cat. — The Sun Tiger cubs playfight and a penguin jumps for its life in stunning images highlighting spectacular moments in the natural world — MailOnline WONDERS is a stunning collection of the best photographs from the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, and what a line-up it is! […] If you need a reminder of the wonders of nature, then look no further than the pages of this fabulous book. — Daily Mail While the animal photographs capture those behaviours that humans don’t often get to see, the landscape shots preserve transient moments in nature that might be missed by those without a photographer’s eye. And if you’re keen to recreate the images yourself, you’ll be pleased to know that the book explains the scientific phenomena and photographic techniques behind each shot. — BBC Focus Presenting the beauty and diversity of wildlife in all its splendour, the pictures in this book are the best submissions from this year’s Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition – an international competition launched by the California Academy of Sciences. This year they received more than 6,000 entries, helping to reinforce the academy’s mission to explore, explain and sustain the natural world and life within it. The eight categories have been grouped into six key chapters, with each picture including an extended caption from the photographer. An intriguing addition is the judges’ comments on selected images. Feedback from leading figures in the industry, such as wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas, National Geographic picture editor Kathy Moran and Sophie Stafford, former editor of BBC Wildlife magazine, gives readers insight into what makes a standout wildlife photograph. It’s a stunning tribute to the included photographers. — Outdoor Photography These incredible photos offer a rare up-close glimpse of some of the world’s most incredible animals – from sleepy sloths and camouflaged rhinos, to quick-footed penguins and more… — Wanderlust The striking compendium features unique glimpses into rare moments of nature. The photos, and the stories behind them, are truly inspiring. — Psychologies magazine
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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

A cyclone hits Kansas and whirls away Dorothy and her little dog Toto to the magical Land of Oz, where wild beasts talk, silver shoes have magic powers, and good witches offer protection with a kiss. But Dorothy has made an enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West. With her new friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, they brave many dangers in search of the Wonderful Wizard in his Emerald City at the heart of Oz to ask him to grant each of them what they most desire – only to find that they already possess it. Published at the dawn of the twentieth century, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz immediately captivated child and adult readers alike. This new edition includes many of W. W. Denslow’s original illustrations, and the introduction considers both the famous MGM film version and recent literary theory in a fascinating discussion of this children’s classic.

The Women of Hammer Horror

“This book lists the hundreds of actresses who appeared in Hammer horror films, including ones released in the twenty-first century by a resurgent Hammer. Each woman’s entry includes her Hammer filmography, a brief biography if available, and other film credits in the horror genre. The book is also well illustrated, including film stills or posters”–

if you want to know the who and why of the actresses who appeared in hammer films, here you go! –Little Shoppe of Horrors; a great achievement…one of the best…beautifully bound and laid out, a thing of joy forever…if you only buy one book on Hammer Horror, make it this one, it’s that good! –DestructiveMusic.com; fascinating…Cotter should be commended for his extensive, helpful book on this significant subject in the classic horror genre –Examiner.com.
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Women in Love

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. “Women in Love” by David Herbert Lawrence is about the love between two sisters in Nottingham, England.


With WomanCode, holistic health coach Alisa Vitti shows women how to maintain health and vitality with a food-based program to rebalance their hormones.

Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to empower other women to be able to do the same.

Whether you are suffering from irregular periods, fertility issues, depression, or lack of sex drive, Alisa Vitti says that meds and anti-depressants aren’t the only solutions. Groundbreaking and informative, WomanCode educates women about hormone health in a way that’s relevant and easy to understand. And the five-step protocol can markedly improve health and overall quality of life.

Bestselling author and women’s health expert Christiane Northrup, who has called WomanCode the ”Our Bodies, Ourselves” of this generation, provides an insightful foreword.


Alisa Vitti is a wizard when it comes to women s inner and outer workings. Her groundbreaking approach to hormonal cycles contains secrets I only wish I d known when I was growing up. And she teaches them in a fun, fascinating way a must-read for anyone with ovaries and without! –OPHIRA EDUT, author of Love Zodiac and Body Outlaws
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The Woman in Cabin 10

From the bestselling author of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD comes Ruth Ware’s next compulsive page-turner. Travel journalist Lo Blackwood is on a press trip on a luxury cruise ship, and is awoken by screams from the next-door cabin. But records show that it’s an empty cabin. Is Lo going mad or is she trapped on a ship with a murderer?

This was meant to be the perfect trip.
The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.
A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship.
Except things don’t go as planned.
Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a terrible mistake. Or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer – and she is the sole witness…

Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train in this stupendously good read… Scary and unsettling, it’s edge-of-your-seat stuff Sun on Sunday A tense, moody drama set on a press trip that goes horribly wrong… Ware has produced a fantastic variation on the woman-in-peril theme, with a plucky protagonist and a brilliantly claustrophobic setting — Joan Smith Sunday Times A rollicking page-turner that reads like Agatha Christie got together with Paula Hawkins to crowdsource a really fun thriller Stylist A fantastic read. A fog-enshrouded cruise ship, a twisty puzzle of a murder mystery reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and unrelenting suspense. Batten down the hatches and prepare to read it in one sitting! — Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door [It] channels Agatha Christie’s murders at sea in a satisfying contemporary direction. — Mark Lawson Guardian, Book of the Year
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Wolves of the Calla

SUMMARY: Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, the DARK TOWER series is unlike anything you have ever read.Here is the fifth installment, “one of the strongest entries yet in what will surely be a master storyteller’s magnum opus” (Locus).Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World on their quest for the Dark Tower. Their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis. But beyond the tranquil farm town, the ground rises to the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is stealing the town’s soul. The wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to. Their guns, however, will not be enough….

The Wolf’s Hour

Master spy, Nazi hunter—and werewolf on the prowl—in occupied Paris: A classic of dark fantasy from a Bram Stoker Award—winning author. Allied Intelligence has been warned: A Nazi strategy designed to thwart the D-Day invasion is underway. A Russian émigré turned operative for the British Secret Service, Michael Gallatin has been brought out of retirement as a personal courier. His mission: Parachute into Nazi-occupied France, search out the informant under close watch by the Gestapo, and recover the vital information necessary to subvert the mysterious Nazi plan called Iron Fist.   Fearlessly devoted to the challenge, Gallatin is the one agent uniquely qualified to meet it—he’s a werewolf.   Now, as shifting as the shadows on the dangerous streets of Paris, a master spy is on the scent of unimaginable evil. But with the Normandy landings only hours away, it’s going to be a race against time. For Gallatin, caught in the dark heart of the Third Reich’s twisted death machine, there is only one way to succeed. He must unleash his own internal demons and redefine the meaning of the horror of war.   From the award-winning author of Swan Song and Boy’s Life, this is a “powerful novel [that] fuses WWII espionage thriller and dark fantasy. Richly detailed, intricately plotted, fast-paced historical suspense is enhanced by McCammon’s unique take on the werewolf myth” (Publishers Weekly).

The Wolf-Pack

The brainchild of Amazon Kindle Number One bestselling western writers Mike Stotter and Ben Bridges, PICCADILLY PUBLISHING is dedicated to reissuing classic fiction from Yesterday and Today!
He stood, at full height, something better than six feet, with broad, sloping shoulders and a barrel-chest tapering to lean waist and slim hips. The shaggy hair spilling beneath the dusty, flat-crowned sombrero was the color of a raven’s wing, and, though he was only in his early thirties, it was already faintly threaded with gray. His brows were great black marks above deep-set eyes the color of gunmetal, the planes of his big-nosed face rough and angular, his skin burnt to the color of rawhide by a life in the sun. He wore a filthy blue work shirt, a calfskin vest, jeans, fringed shotgun chaps, and flat-heeled boots made for walking as much as for riding. A holstered .44 Colt with a strap to hold it in its scabbard for rough riding swung from a cartridge belt around his waist, and on his other hip was a Case sheath knife.
Benjamin Leopold Haas was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1926. His imagination was inspired by the stories of the Civil War and Reconstruction as told by his Grandmother, who had lived through both. Ben’s father was also a pioneer operator of motion picture theatres, “ … so I had free access to every theatre in Charlotte and saw countless films growing up, hooked on the lore of our own South and the Old West.”
Largely self educated (he had to drop out of college in order to support his family), Ben wrote his first story, a pulp short for a western magazine, when he was just eighteen. But when he was drafted into the Army, his dreams of becoming a writer were put on hold. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946, and saw action in the Philippines.
Returning home to Charlotte (and later Sumter, in South Carolina) in 1946, Ben married Douglas Thornton Taylor from Raleigh four years later. The father of three sons (Joel, Michael and John), Ben was working for a steel company when he sold his first novel in 1961. The acceptance coincided with being laid off, and thereafter he wrote full time.
A prolific writer who would eventually pen some 130 books under his own and a variety of pen-names, Ben wrote almost twenty-four hours a day. “I tried to write 5000 words or more every day, scrupulous in maintaining authenticity,” he later said.
Ben wanted to be a mainstream writer, but needed a way to finance himself between serious books, and so he became a paperback writer. Ben’s early pen names include Ben Elliott (his grandmother’s maiden name), who wrote Westerns for Ace; and Sam Webster, who wrote five books for Monarch. As Ken Barry he turned out racy paperback originals for Beacon with titles like The Love Itch and Executive Boudoir. But his agent was not happy about his decision to enter the western market, and suggested he represent himself on those sales. Ben had sent a trial novel to Harry Shorten of Tower Books. Ben’s family remembers it being A Hell of A Way to Die, written for Tower’s new Lassiter series. It was published in 1969, and editor Shorten told his new author to create a western series of his own. The result was Fargo.
The success of Fargo led to the Sundance series. Jim Sundance is a half-Cheyenne gunslinger who takes on the toughest jobs in order to raise funds to fight the corrupt Indian Ring back in Washington. The short-lived John Cutler series followed, and then perhaps Ben’s crowning achievement, the Rancho Bravo novels, published under the name Thorne Douglas.
Ben Haas died from a heart attack in New York City after attending a Literary Guild dinner in 1977. He was just fifty-one.