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The Neutronium Alchemist

The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation’s peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers, but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe. Governments teeter on the brink of anarchy, the Confederation Navy is dangerously over-stretched, and a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final Night. In such desperate times the last thing the galaxy needs is a new and terrifyingly powerful weapon. Yet Dr. Alkad Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist — so she can complete her thirty-year-old vendetta to slay a star. Which means Joshua Calvert has to find Dr Mzu and bring her back before the Alchemist can be reactivated. But he’s not alone in the chase, and there are people on both sides who have their own ideas about how to use the ultimate doomsday device.

Neuromancer

The Matrix is a world *within* the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .
Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, **Neuromancer** ranks with**1984** and **Brave New World** as one of the century’s most potent visions of the future.
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Networking All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies

If you’re setting up a network at home or creating and managing one for business, there are dozens of things to consider. *Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition* replaces a whole shelf full of reference books with one handy volume that covers just what you need to know. And with technology changing faster than the colors in a rock band’s light show, you’ll be glad this updated edition includes the latest information.
Written by Doug Lowe, who’s been managing corporate networks for more than 20 years, this helpful guide shows you how to work with all Windows XP service packs as well as Fedora Linux. It’s made up of nine minibooks that cover
* Networking basics
* Building a network
* Network administration and security
* Troubleshooting and disaster planning
* TCP/IP and the Internet
* Home networking
* Wireless networking
* Windows 2003 server reference
* Linux reference
If you’re a networking newbie, the first two minibooks gives you all the startup information to get your network up and running. If you’ve already done that, you’re probably interested in keeping it running at peak performance. Book IV is loaded with information about finding, diagnosing, and fixing problems you might encounter. Looking for the scoop on keeping your network safe from online bad guys? Check Book III. Want to go wireless? Book VII tells you what you need to know.
In these pages, you’ll find out how to
* Plan your network, select interface cards, hubs, and routers, and install all the hardware and software
* Set up your network so it’s easy to use but hard to break into
* Create a disaster recovery plan
* Understand IP addresses, subnetting, routing, DHCP, DNS, and other TCP/IP protocols and tools
* Incorporate other gadgets into your home network, including VoIP Internet-based telephone service
* Take advantage of the economical Linux networking alternative
Best of all, it’s easy to locate what you need. There’s even a handy “cheat sheet” that puts really important information about cabling rules, private IP address ranges, valuable network administration tips, and helpful Web sites at your fingertips. With this book on hand, you’ll experience a net increase in your networking prowess!
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Network Security Assessment

How secure is your network? The best way to find out is to attack it. *Network Security Assessment* provides you with the tricks and tools professional security consultants use to identify and assess risks in Internet-based networks-the same penetration testing model they use to secure government, military, and commercial networks. With this book, you can adopt, refine, and reuse this testing model to design and deploy networks that are hardened and immune from attack.
*Network Security Assessment* demonstrates how a determined attacker scours Internet-based networks in search of vulnerable components, from the network to the application level. This new edition is up-to-date on the latest hacking techniques, but rather than focus on individual issues, it looks at the bigger picture by grouping and analyzing threats at a high-level. By grouping threats in this way, you learn to create defensive strategies against entire attack categories, providing protection now and into the future.
*Network Security Assessment* helps you assess:
Web services, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, Tomcat, and subsystems such as OpenSSL, Microsoft FrontPage, and Outlook Web Access (OWA)
Web application technologies, including ASP, JSP, PHP, middleware, and backend databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Windows networking components, including RPC, NetBIOS, and CIFS services
SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services
IP services that provide secure inbound network access, including IPsec, Microsoft PPTP, and SSL VPNs
Unix RPC services on Linux, Solaris, IRIX, and other platforms
Various types of application-level vulnerabilities that hacker tools and scripts exploit
Assessment is the first step any organization should take to start managing information risks correctly. With techniques to identify and assess risks in line with CESG CHECK and NSA IAM government standards, *Network Security Assessment* gives you a precise method to do just that.

Network Programmability and Automation: Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer

Like sysadmins before them, network engineers are finding that they cannot do their work manually anymore. As the field faces new protocols, technologies, delivery models, and a pressing need for businesses to be more agile and flexible, network automation is becoming essential. This practical guide shows network engineers how to use a range of technologies and tools—including Linux, Python, JSON, and XML—to automate their systems through code.Network programming and automation will help you simplify tasks involved in configuring, managing, and operating network equipment, topologies, services, and connectivity. Through the course of the book, you’ll learn the basic skills and tools you need to make this critical transition.This book covers:Python programming basics: data types, conditionals, loops, functions, classes, and modulesLinux fundamentals to provide the foundation you need on your network automation journeyData formats and models: JSON, XML, YAML, and YANG for networkingJinja templating and its applicability for creating network device configurationsThe role of application programming interfaces (APIs) in network automationSource control with Git to manage code changes during the automation processHow Ansible, Salt, and StackStorm open source automation tools can be used to automate network devicesKey tools and technologies required for a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline in network operations

Network Programmability and Automation

Like sysadmins before them, network engineers are finding that they cannot do their work manually anymore. As the field faces new protocols, technologies, delivery models, and a pressing need for businesses to be more agile and flexible, network automation is becoming essential. This practical guide shows network engineers how to use a range of technologies and tools—including Linux, Python, JSON, and XML—to automate their systems through code.

Net Force

In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them, control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress forms the ultimate computer security agency within the FBI: the Net Force.

The Neon Boneyard

Daniel Faust has clawed his way from the gutter to a penthouse suite, carving a bloody swath across the Las Vegas underworld. He’s buried his enemies and more than a few friends along the way. If there’s one thing a modern-day sorcerer knows for certain, though, it’s that the past never stays buried forever.
Now he’s running on ice, juggling his responsibilities as a mob boss with his dubious “gift” of a knighthood in the courts of hell, defending territory in two worlds at once. It’s a bad time for unfinished business to come back and haunt him, forcing him to confront his tortured history and the family he left behind. An even worse time for his surviving foes to join forces and take deadly aim at Faust’s throne.
Toss in a syndicate operative from a parallel world, a deranged half-demon assassin hungry for a duel, and the shadowy machinations of the King of Worms, and the stage is set for a showdown under the neon lights of Vegas. Vultures are circling, and only the magician with the quickest wits — and the fastest trigger-finger — will survive.
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Daniel Faust has clawed his way from the gutter to a penthouse suite, carving a bloody swath across the Las Vegas underworld. He’s buried his enemies and more than a few friends along the way. If there’s one thing a modern-day sorcerer knows for certain, though, it’s that the past never stays buried forever.
Now he’s running on ice, juggling his responsibilities as a mob boss with his dubious “gift” of a knighthood in the courts of hell, defending territory in two worlds at once. It’s a bad time for unfinished business to come back and haunt him, forcing him to confront his tortured history and the family he left behind. An even worse time for his surviving foes to join forces and take deadly aim at Faust’s throne.
Toss in a syndicate operative from a parallel world, a deranged half-demon assassin hungry for a duel, and the shadowy machinations of the King of Worms, and the stage is set for a showdown under the neon lights of Vegas. Vultures are circling, and only the magician with the quickest wits — and the fastest trigger-finger — will survive.

Nemesis

A message from a dead acquaintance prompts a bus tour to an unknown crime… In utter disbelief Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel – an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.
**Recensie(s)**

Miss Marple was an old lady now, knowing that a scent for evil was still, in the evening of her days, her peculiar gift. –Times Literary Supplement (London) Agatha Christie proves that if you really are good enough, you can break all the ‘rules’ and still come up with a winner. –Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of the Thomas Pitt and William Monk series of Victorian mysteries Miss Marple was an old lady now, knowing that a scent for evil was still, in the evening of her days, her peculiar gift. –Times Literary Supplement (London)
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Nemesis

***Orphan Black* meets *Lord of the Flies* in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. **

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.
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The Needs of the Many

With the battalion awakened, the galaxy’s future hangs in the balance. Hoping to build upon the scant information she’s gathered so far, Ellie travels to T’al Eidyn, seeking the advice of temple scholars. But the ancient academy holds no answers and worse, evidence of tampering in the archive leads to more questions and distrust.
Frustrated with dead ends, her only hope lies in finding the missing records, rumored to contain the forbidden truth of the Kyroibi’s creation and purpose. But to do so, she’ll have to travel to Helsyn, a planet still controlled by the Empire, risking the progress her people have made towards a system-wide truce.
Ellie is willing to take that risk, but is she prepared for what she may find? Was the creation of the Kyroibi ultimately worth the price of peace? And if not, does she have the courage to make the sacrifice needed to save the galaxy?

The Necromancer

**San Francisco:**
Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And they’re both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they’ll need to protect themselves, they’ve lost Scatty, and they’re still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?
**Alcatraz:**
Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel’s power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn’t the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison’s bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters, and now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose them on San Francisco.
Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.
**London:**
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw.
But the Magician has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he’ll have to train a necromancer.

The Nazi Officer’s Wife

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith’s protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.

In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.

Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.

**Recensie(s)**

Hahn Beer tells her story with a remarkable lack of rancour … her evocation of atmosphere and detail is worthy of John le Carre. The book is most moving as a record of individual courage but it also constitutes valuable evidence on the vexed subject of how far ordinary Germans were aware of the evil in their midst THE TIMES All memoirs of this period are worthwhile, but, in this case, doubly so. MORNING STAR
(source: Bol.com)

Nausea

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Jean-Paul Sartre’s first published novel, Nausea is both an extended essay on existentialist ideals, and a profound fictional exploration of a man struggling to restore a sense of meaning to his life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated from the French by Robert Baldick with an introduction by James Wood.Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of an introspective historian, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times – existentialism. The book chronicles his struggle with the realisation that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices. A seminal work of contemporary literary philosophy, Nausea evokes and examines the dizzying angst that can come from simply trying to live.Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was an iconoclastic French philosopher, novelist, playwright and, widely regarded as the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. Sartre famously refused the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964 on the grounds that ‘a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution’. His most well-known works, all of which are published by Penguin, include The Age of Reason, Nausea and Iron in the Soul.If you enjoyed Nausea, you might like Albert Camus’ The Outsider, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.’One of the very few successful members of the genre Philosophical Novel … a young man’s tour de force’Iris Murdoch
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Naughty, Naughty Housewife (Erotic Short-Story)

She plays a game with him, a teasing and taunting game in which she details and re-enacts her fantasy romps with a young stud. Is she telling the truth though, are the sordid details she reveals whilst laid back on the bed pleasuring herself for real? He can’t tell, he is tied naked to a chair watching and can only fume as he story become more and more incredible to him. Is it really just fantasy though or, could the bitch be telling the truth. He can only watch his wanton wife, his normally prim and proper spouse change into a sex-mad slut that talks and acts dirty, revoltingly so to him and jealously rages within him. Then she comes clean, it was all in fantasy – but is she lying or, just being perfectly honest?