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Strange Highways

From the denizens of hell to unlikely heroes, from vengeful children to suspiciously humanlike robots, this new collection of tales from a genius of horror and suspense writing provides a hypnotic view of the strange highways of human experience. A masterful achievement–as profound as it is mesmerizing. (Ficiton–Horror)
### From Publishers Weekly
Collection of tales from horror novelist Koontz.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
This collection includes a new novel along with previously published novellas and short stories.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the denizens of hell to unlikely heroes, from vengeful children to suspiciously humanlike robots, this new collection of tales from a genius of horror and suspense writing provides a hypnotic view of the strange highways of human experience. A masterful achievement–as profound as it is mesmerizing. (Ficiton–Horror)
### From Publishers Weekly
Collection of tales from horror novelist Koontz.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
This collection includes a new novel along with previously published novellas and short stories.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Strange Death of Europe

**The *Sunday Times* number one bestseller** *The Strange Death of Europe* is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel’s U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent’s death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.

**The *Sunday Times* number one bestseller** *The Strange Death of Europe* is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel’s U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent’s death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.

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Storm Front

**In the first novel in the #1 *New York Times* bestselling Dresden Files series, Harry Dresden’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago…**
As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the *only* at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.
So when the Chicago P.D. bring him in to consult on a double homicide committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name…
**“A great series—fast-paced, vividly realized and with a hero/narrator who’s excellent company.”— *Cinescape*
** **
### Recensione
**Praise for the Dresden Files**
“Think *Buffy the Vampire Slayer* starring Philip Marlowe.”— *Entertainment Weekly
*
“Fans of Laurell  K. Hamilton and Tanya Huff will love this series.”— *Midwest Book Review*
**
“Superlative.”—* Publishers Weekly* (starred review)

“One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves.”— *Cinescape*

“Butcher…spins an excellent noirish detective yarn in a well-crafted, supernaturally-charged setting. The supporting cast is again fantastic, and Harry’s wit continues to fly in the face of a peril-fraught plot.”— *Booklist* (starred review)

“What’s not to like about this series?…It takes the best elements of urban fantasy, mixes it with some good old-fashioned noir mystery, tosses in a dash of romance and a lot of high-octane action, shakes, stirs, and serves.”— *SF Site*

“A tricky plot complete with against-the-clock pacing, firefights, explosions, and plenty of magic. Longtime series fans as well as newcomers drawn by the SciFi Channel’s TV series based on the novels should find this supernatural mystery a real winner.”— *Library Journal*

“What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy and star of [the Dresden Files].”— *The Washington Times*
### Descrizione del libro
The first case file from Harry Dresden, a modern-day wizard and P.I.

**In the first novel in the #1 *New York Times* bestselling Dresden Files series, Harry Dresden’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago…**
As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the *only* at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.
So when the Chicago P.D. bring him in to consult on a double homicide committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name…
**“A great series—fast-paced, vividly realized and with a hero/narrator who’s excellent company.”— *Cinescape*
** **
### Recensione
**Praise for the Dresden Files**
“Think *Buffy the Vampire Slayer* starring Philip Marlowe.”— *Entertainment Weekly
*
“Fans of Laurell  K. Hamilton and Tanya Huff will love this series.”— *Midwest Book Review*
**
“Superlative.”—* Publishers Weekly* (starred review)

“One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves.”— *Cinescape*

“Butcher…spins an excellent noirish detective yarn in a well-crafted, supernaturally-charged setting. The supporting cast is again fantastic, and Harry’s wit continues to fly in the face of a peril-fraught plot.”— *Booklist* (starred review)

“What’s not to like about this series?…It takes the best elements of urban fantasy, mixes it with some good old-fashioned noir mystery, tosses in a dash of romance and a lot of high-octane action, shakes, stirs, and serves.”— *SF Site*

“A tricky plot complete with against-the-clock pacing, firefights, explosions, and plenty of magic. Longtime series fans as well as newcomers drawn by the SciFi Channel’s TV series based on the novels should find this supernatural mystery a real winner.”— *Library Journal*

“What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy and star of [the Dresden Files].”— *The Washington Times*
### Descrizione del libro
The first case file from Harry Dresden, a modern-day wizard and P.I.

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Stonecast

**NO STONE UNTURNED…**

Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.

With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.

But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn. **
### Recensione
**Praise for the novels of Anton Strout**

“Following Simon’s adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it’s well worth the wear and tear.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author

“Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going to want to keep this one!”—Rachel Vincent
### Sinossi
**NO STONE UNTURNED…**

Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.

With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.

But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn.

**NO STONE UNTURNED…**

Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.

With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.

But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn. **
### Recensione
**Praise for the novels of Anton Strout**

“Following Simon’s adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it’s well worth the wear and tear.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author

“Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going to want to keep this one!”—Rachel Vincent
### Sinossi
**NO STONE UNTURNED…**

Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.

With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.

But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn.

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Stone Mothers: A Novel

“Utterly engaging, terrifying, and unputdownable, this novel will haunt
readers and have them wanting more from Kelly.” — _Booklist_ , Starred Review
* * *
**Erin Kelly, the masterful author of _He Said/She Said_ , delivers another
intense, irresistible novel of psychological suspense. **
You can’t keep **the secret.**
**_*You can’t tell_ *the truth.**
**_*You can’t escape_ *the past**…
Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home in Nusstead – leaving behind her
family, her boyfriend, Jesse, and the body they buried. Now, thirty years
later, forced to return to in order to help care for her sick mother, she can
feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving
in the first place, is finally threatening to expose the truth.
Marianne will do anything to protect the life she’s built, the husband and
daughter who must never know what happened all those years ago. Even if it
means turning to her worst enemy for help… But Marianne may not know the
whole story – and she isn’t the only one with secrets they’d kill to keep.
__
### Review
Advance praise for _Stone Mothers_
“The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly
constructed contemporary novel.” **― Paula Hawkins**
“A great read… a twisty, layered, nuanced story, filled with complexity and
shadows.”
― **Ruth Ware**
“A beautifully dark, Gothic story of characters haunted by their past:
poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary
and thrillingly audacious.” ― **Nicci French**
“It is rare when exquisite plotting and damn fine writing come together, but
Erin does it every time, seamlessly. _Stone Mothers_ is an absorbing, humane
and intriguing story that will have readers enthralled.” ― **Liz Nugent**
“Gripping, moving, impossible to put down and fiendishly readable…. She’s
done it again.” ― **Laura Marshall**
Praise for _He Said/She Said_
“It’s a tribute to Kelly’s sleight of storytelling hand that the disclosures
are incremental but relentless in their chilling effect. Here, as in her other
mind-blowing works, she concerns herself as much with her characters’
emotional baggage as with precise, engaging plotting and adrenaline-bursting
twists. Just don’t get too complacent when reading Kelly: She’s always got
extra cards up her sleeves.” ― **_The Boston Globe_**
“A tour de force – a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all
the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it.” ―
**Ruth Ware**
“Haunting. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable.” ― **Gillian Flynn**
“He Said/She Said” is a thriller to savor, and should be one of the highlights
of the summer.” ― **_Associated Press_ **
“This first-rate psychological thriller and deft exploration of the delicate
dance of marriage and the secrets people keep works on multiple levels, and
the passages about the early days of Laura and Kit’s relationship―filled with
the gossamer promise of new love―make what’s in store for them even more
harrowing. A stunning conclusion will take more than a few days to fade from
memory.” ― **_Kirkus_ , Starred Review**
### About the Author
Erin Kelly is best known for her bestselling debut novel, _The Poison Tree_ ,
which was a major ITV drama and longlisted for the John Creasy Dagger Award.
She is the author of several acclaimed stand-alone psychological thrillers and
in 2013 was chosen to write the official novel of the Bafta-winning
_Broadchurch_. Her work has been translated into seventeen languages. Erin has
been a freelance journalist since 1998, and also teaches creative writing. She
lives in London with her family.

“Utterly engaging, terrifying, and unputdownable, this novel will haunt
readers and have them wanting more from Kelly.” — _Booklist_ , Starred Review
* * *
**Erin Kelly, the masterful author of _He Said/She Said_ , delivers another
intense, irresistible novel of psychological suspense. **
You can’t keep **the secret.**
**_*You can’t tell_ *the truth.**
**_*You can’t escape_ *the past**…
Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home in Nusstead – leaving behind her
family, her boyfriend, Jesse, and the body they buried. Now, thirty years
later, forced to return to in order to help care for her sick mother, she can
feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving
in the first place, is finally threatening to expose the truth.
Marianne will do anything to protect the life she’s built, the husband and
daughter who must never know what happened all those years ago. Even if it
means turning to her worst enemy for help… But Marianne may not know the
whole story – and she isn’t the only one with secrets they’d kill to keep.
__
### Review
Advance praise for _Stone Mothers_
“The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly
constructed contemporary novel.” **― Paula Hawkins**
“A great read… a twisty, layered, nuanced story, filled with complexity and
shadows.”
― **Ruth Ware**
“A beautifully dark, Gothic story of characters haunted by their past:
poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary
and thrillingly audacious.” ― **Nicci French**
“It is rare when exquisite plotting and damn fine writing come together, but
Erin does it every time, seamlessly. _Stone Mothers_ is an absorbing, humane
and intriguing story that will have readers enthralled.” ― **Liz Nugent**
“Gripping, moving, impossible to put down and fiendishly readable…. She’s
done it again.” ― **Laura Marshall**
Praise for _He Said/She Said_
“It’s a tribute to Kelly’s sleight of storytelling hand that the disclosures
are incremental but relentless in their chilling effect. Here, as in her other
mind-blowing works, she concerns herself as much with her characters’
emotional baggage as with precise, engaging plotting and adrenaline-bursting
twists. Just don’t get too complacent when reading Kelly: She’s always got
extra cards up her sleeves.” ― **_The Boston Globe_**
“A tour de force – a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all
the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it.” ―
**Ruth Ware**
“Haunting. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable.” ― **Gillian Flynn**
“He Said/She Said” is a thriller to savor, and should be one of the highlights
of the summer.” ― **_Associated Press_ **
“This first-rate psychological thriller and deft exploration of the delicate
dance of marriage and the secrets people keep works on multiple levels, and
the passages about the early days of Laura and Kit’s relationship―filled with
the gossamer promise of new love―make what’s in store for them even more
harrowing. A stunning conclusion will take more than a few days to fade from
memory.” ― **_Kirkus_ , Starred Review**
### About the Author
Erin Kelly is best known for her bestselling debut novel, _The Poison Tree_ ,
which was a major ITV drama and longlisted for the John Creasy Dagger Award.
She is the author of several acclaimed stand-alone psychological thrillers and
in 2013 was chosen to write the official novel of the Bafta-winning
_Broadchurch_. Her work has been translated into seventeen languages. Erin has
been a freelance journalist since 1998, and also teaches creative writing. She
lives in London with her family.

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The Stone Monkey

The follow-up to Jeffery Deaver’s massive bestseller *The Bone Collector* (now a feature film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington) *The Stone Monkey* is a “simply outstanding” ( *San Jose Mercury News* ) addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series! First introduced in the spine-chilling novel *The Bone Collector,* Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with unparalleled forensic sleuthing—all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains—and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégée, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who “walks the grid” for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novels *The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer,* and *The Empty Chair.* Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in *The Stone Monkey.* Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as “the Ghost.” But when the Ghost’s capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time: to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.

The follow-up to Jeffery Deaver’s massive bestseller *The Bone Collector* (now a feature film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington) *The Stone Monkey* is a “simply outstanding” ( *San Jose Mercury News* ) addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series! First introduced in the spine-chilling novel *The Bone Collector,* Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with unparalleled forensic sleuthing—all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains—and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégée, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who “walks the grid” for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novels *The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer,* and *The Empty Chair.* Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in *The Stone Monkey.* Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as “the Ghost.” But when the Ghost’s capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time: to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.

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Stennis: Volume 4

Sarah Dayson’s people are settled on Refuge, and the colony she helped found there grows. Her alliance with the natives grows stronger. But as she seeks to bring a renegade crew to justice, another surprise awaits her that requires dramatic steps to ensure the survival of the human race. Follow Sarah as she once again puts herself on the line, pushing the limits of technology and her people to see her mission through. Military space opera on a galactic scale, this is book 4 of the Dark Seas series. 9 books are planned, so expect a bounty of entertainment to follow in the future. **

Sarah Dayson’s people are settled on Refuge, and the colony she helped found there grows. Her alliance with the natives grows stronger. But as she seeks to bring a renegade crew to justice, another surprise awaits her that requires dramatic steps to ensure the survival of the human race. Follow Sarah as she once again puts herself on the line, pushing the limits of technology and her people to see her mission through. Military space opera on a galactic scale, this is book 4 of the Dark Seas series. 9 books are planned, so expect a bounty of entertainment to follow in the future. **

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Starting From Scratch

Meet the Editor… Elisha Reed loved working at her lucrative publishing house. On a daily basis, she wrestled with the literary world’s divas and won. Her sterling reputation was the icing on the cake. Yes, Elisha knew the essential ingredients of life:
*

Remember the editor is always right
*

Know how to throw a party in fifteen minutes
*

Stay positive no matter what….

So when her world spun out of control, she had no choice but to attack life in a different way, using different ingredients. Suddenly with two cranky teenagers to care for and a take-no-prisoners author on her plate, Elisha couldn’t disappear in the bliss of a triple-layer confection…unless she brought out several forks. She decided to start from scratch…and from here on in, it would be a piece of cake!

(source: Bol.com)

Meet the Editor… Elisha Reed loved working at her lucrative publishing house. On a daily basis, she wrestled with the literary world’s divas and won. Her sterling reputation was the icing on the cake. Yes, Elisha knew the essential ingredients of life:
*

Remember the editor is always right
*

Know how to throw a party in fifteen minutes
*

Stay positive no matter what….

So when her world spun out of control, she had no choice but to attack life in a different way, using different ingredients. Suddenly with two cranky teenagers to care for and a take-no-prisoners author on her plate, Elisha couldn’t disappear in the bliss of a triple-layer confection…unless she brought out several forks. She decided to start from scratch…and from here on in, it would be a piece of cake!

(source: Bol.com)

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Starship Titanic

At the heart of a galaxy of which we know nothing, the greatest, most advanced starship ever known has been built — the Starship Titanic. It is fabulous, beautiful and technologically miraculous. On its maiden voyage it crashes into hyperspace and vanishes.
The first you know of it is when you are sitting at home having a quiet evening in front of the TV and the most fabulous starship in the galaxy crashes into your home. You find your way on board (or not, if you just want to play the two minute version of the game) and are confronted with an interior which resembles a mixture of the Ritz, the Chrysler Building, Tutankhamen’s tomb, and Venice.
The ship is inhabited by traumatized robots, a lobotomized cyberintelligence, a frankly unhinged parrot and, as the ship takes off, taking you deep into unknown interstellar space, you realize that life on board as a third class passenger is going to be tough going. You find yourself in the grip of one of the most powerful forces known to modern man — the desire for a free upgrade.
Your task is to discover what has happened here, to reveal the deep conspiracy that lies behind this catastrophic failure, to repair the ship’s intelligence and guide the ship back home. To do this you will have to gain the trust of the robots, which you do the same way you would with anybody else — by talking to them. State-of-the-art language technology lets you do this.
Strange characters, stunning environments, wild satire, and a series of puzzles of escalating weirdness all add up to… *Starship Titanic* \– The Ship That Cannot Possibly Go Wrong.

At the heart of a galaxy of which we know nothing, the greatest, most advanced starship ever known has been built — the Starship Titanic. It is fabulous, beautiful and technologically miraculous. On its maiden voyage it crashes into hyperspace and vanishes.
The first you know of it is when you are sitting at home having a quiet evening in front of the TV and the most fabulous starship in the galaxy crashes into your home. You find your way on board (or not, if you just want to play the two minute version of the game) and are confronted with an interior which resembles a mixture of the Ritz, the Chrysler Building, Tutankhamen’s tomb, and Venice.
The ship is inhabited by traumatized robots, a lobotomized cyberintelligence, a frankly unhinged parrot and, as the ship takes off, taking you deep into unknown interstellar space, you realize that life on board as a third class passenger is going to be tough going. You find yourself in the grip of one of the most powerful forces known to modern man — the desire for a free upgrade.
Your task is to discover what has happened here, to reveal the deep conspiracy that lies behind this catastrophic failure, to repair the ship’s intelligence and guide the ship back home. To do this you will have to gain the trust of the robots, which you do the same way you would with anybody else — by talking to them. State-of-the-art language technology lets you do this.
Strange characters, stunning environments, wild satire, and a series of puzzles of escalating weirdness all add up to… *Starship Titanic* \– The Ship That Cannot Possibly Go Wrong.

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StarCraft: Evolution

**An action-packed novel that ushers in a new age of adventure in the critically acclaimed *StarCraft* series from Blizzard Entertainment** Award-winning author Timothy Zahn pens the latest chapter in the stunning *StarCraft* saga, building on the game’s rich legacy to create an unforgettable new story. After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions—the enigmatic protoss, the savage zerg, and the terrans, humanity’s descendants in the sector—have entered a cease-fire, but the peace is tenuous at best. When the sudden restoration of an incinerated planet is brought to light, tensions erupt. Neutrality swings back to hostility, and old enemies are accused of developing biological weapons to reignite the bitter conflict. An expedition of terran and protoss soldiers and researchers is deployed to investigate the mysterious zerg planet and its inhabitants’ intentions. But the lush alien landscape is host to other denizens, creatures shrouded in shadow, and should they be unleashed, they will change the fate of the entire galaxy. **Praise for *StarCraft: Evolution ** *“I couldn’t put the book down. . . . If you love science fiction, solid characters, and great action sequences, you’ll love [* StarCraft: Evolution* ].” **—Cinelinx**   “This one is definitely a fun read.” **— *Analog** *

**An action-packed novel that ushers in a new age of adventure in the critically acclaimed *StarCraft* series from Blizzard Entertainment** Award-winning author Timothy Zahn pens the latest chapter in the stunning *StarCraft* saga, building on the game’s rich legacy to create an unforgettable new story. After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions—the enigmatic protoss, the savage zerg, and the terrans, humanity’s descendants in the sector—have entered a cease-fire, but the peace is tenuous at best. When the sudden restoration of an incinerated planet is brought to light, tensions erupt. Neutrality swings back to hostility, and old enemies are accused of developing biological weapons to reignite the bitter conflict. An expedition of terran and protoss soldiers and researchers is deployed to investigate the mysterious zerg planet and its inhabitants’ intentions. But the lush alien landscape is host to other denizens, creatures shrouded in shadow, and should they be unleashed, they will change the fate of the entire galaxy. **Praise for *StarCraft: Evolution ** *“I couldn’t put the book down. . . . If you love science fiction, solid characters, and great action sequences, you’ll love [* StarCraft: Evolution* ].” **—Cinelinx**   “This one is definitely a fun read.” **— *Analog** *

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Starblood

Timothy was not human – not if by human you mean a man with two arms, two legs, two eyes. Of the first criteria, he had none at all; of the last, only one. And even that one was misplaced. Timothy was born of human stock, of course – but not of woman. He was the product of the artificial wombs, a strictly military venture, and when he was born the technicians shrugged, and consigned him to custodial care. They expected him to die within five years, like most of the freaks. It was in his third year that they discovered Timothy to be something more than human. Cheated of a normal life through his physical deformities, nature developed his brain – and talents that were peculiarly his. Talents that would help him survive in a world made for the normal people – survive, and perhaps even more!

Timothy was not human – not if by human you mean a man with two arms, two legs, two eyes. Of the first criteria, he had none at all; of the last, only one. And even that one was misplaced. Timothy was born of human stock, of course – but not of woman. He was the product of the artificial wombs, a strictly military venture, and when he was born the technicians shrugged, and consigned him to custodial care. They expected him to die within five years, like most of the freaks. It was in his third year that they discovered Timothy to be something more than human. Cheated of a normal life through his physical deformities, nature developed his brain – and talents that were peculiarly his. Talents that would help him survive in a world made for the normal people – survive, and perhaps even more!

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Star Force: Uriti Strike

Changes with the Uriti alter the dynamics of the war against the V’kit’no’sat…and send shockwaves from the galactic rim to Itaru. **
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Changes with the Uriti alter the dynamics of the war against the V’kit’no’sat…and send shockwaves from the galactic rim to Itaru.

Changes with the Uriti alter the dynamics of the war against the V’kit’no’sat…and send shockwaves from the galactic rim to Itaru. **
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Changes with the Uriti alter the dynamics of the war against the V’kit’no’sat…and send shockwaves from the galactic rim to Itaru.

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Star Force: Return to Earth

Both Mak’to’ran and Star Force return to the Sol/Terraxis System, setting up a summit meeting that will irrevocably alter both civilizations going forward.

Both Mak’to’ran and Star Force return to the Sol/Terraxis System, setting up a summit meeting that will irrevocably alter both civilizations going forward.

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Star Force: Endless Crusade

While Star Force begins to defend itself against the V’kit’no’sat, the Skarron Crusade is still in full force, eventually arriving at the border of the advanced Voku Empire and slamming into it with alarming numbers…too many for the superior Voku to stop, turning the secondary war into a contest of attrition while the bulk of the Crusade is directed at the Li’vorkrachnika and others. The full might of the Skarron Empire is now visible to the galaxy as everyone who stands in the way of the 4th Crusade is subsequently overrun by a wealth of military assets beyond reckoning.

While Star Force begins to defend itself against the V’kit’no’sat, the Skarron Crusade is still in full force, eventually arriving at the border of the advanced Voku Empire and slamming into it with alarming numbers…too many for the superior Voku to stop, turning the secondary war into a contest of attrition while the bulk of the Crusade is directed at the Li’vorkrachnika and others. The full might of the Skarron Empire is now visible to the galaxy as everyone who stands in the way of the 4th Crusade is subsequently overrun by a wealth of military assets beyond reckoning.

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Squawk – Beginnings: The Dragon Games Revolution

“The one who rules the dragons is the one who rules the world.”
In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust incinerated the world.
Now it is a dark place of despots…and dragons.
Gabe has lived his entire life behind the walls of Newton, a secure compound housing the humans who survived the apocalypse. Ruled and repressed by the Dominion elite, the captive populace is kept entertained by “Dragon Games”—thrilling battles between monstrous beasts raised from hatchlings out of eggs brought in from the ravaged outside by brave hunters like Gabe’s father Saul. But Gabe wants something more, and his curiosity and restless spirit lead him secretly past the compound gates and into the wasteland with his father’s band of dragon hunters. It is a transgression that earns the boy a dangerous enemy, a painful punishment…and a priceless treasure.
Hiding a strangely colored dragon’s egg that he and Saul discovered, Gabe returns home with a new dream of becoming a dragon trainer. But that is an honor granted only to privileged children of the Dominion. And the creature that eventually hatches will be unlike any dragon Gabe has ever seen, becoming his friend and closest ally on a winding, perilous path that will lead them together through the fires of revolution and revenge. Let the Dragon Games begin!
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Fans of the dystopian future worlds so brilliantly brought to life by Suzanne Collins in her Hunger Games trilogy, Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, and by Pittacus Lore in I Am Number Four, will eagerly welcome the work of another master of YA fantasy. The first book in an ingenious new series, Squawk: Beginnings by Craig Halloran is a coming of age story set in a near-future world destroyed in a nuclear holocaust—a dark, oppressive tomorrow where evil despots rule a diminished human population and dragons roam the ravaged landscape. The epic story of young Gabe, son of a dragon hunter, and Squawk, the miraculous winged creature who becomes his closest companion, starts here, ushering in an exciting new era of YA fantasy fiction.

“The one who rules the dragons is the one who rules the world.”
In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust incinerated the world.
Now it is a dark place of despots…and dragons.
Gabe has lived his entire life behind the walls of Newton, a secure compound housing the humans who survived the apocalypse. Ruled and repressed by the Dominion elite, the captive populace is kept entertained by “Dragon Games”—thrilling battles between monstrous beasts raised from hatchlings out of eggs brought in from the ravaged outside by brave hunters like Gabe’s father Saul. But Gabe wants something more, and his curiosity and restless spirit lead him secretly past the compound gates and into the wasteland with his father’s band of dragon hunters. It is a transgression that earns the boy a dangerous enemy, a painful punishment…and a priceless treasure.
Hiding a strangely colored dragon’s egg that he and Saul discovered, Gabe returns home with a new dream of becoming a dragon trainer. But that is an honor granted only to privileged children of the Dominion. And the creature that eventually hatches will be unlike any dragon Gabe has ever seen, becoming his friend and closest ally on a winding, perilous path that will lead them together through the fires of revolution and revenge. Let the Dragon Games begin!
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Fans of the dystopian future worlds so brilliantly brought to life by Suzanne Collins in her Hunger Games trilogy, Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, and by Pittacus Lore in I Am Number Four, will eagerly welcome the work of another master of YA fantasy. The first book in an ingenious new series, Squawk: Beginnings by Craig Halloran is a coming of age story set in a near-future world destroyed in a nuclear holocaust—a dark, oppressive tomorrow where evil despots rule a diminished human population and dragons roam the ravaged landscape. The epic story of young Gabe, son of a dragon hunter, and Squawk, the miraculous winged creature who becomes his closest companion, starts here, ushering in an exciting new era of YA fantasy fiction.

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