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Luigi Di Ruscio è stato poeta e narratore. Dagli anni cinquanta è stato subito riconosciuto come un talento violento, dissacrante, che si è presto smarcato dall’etichetta sbrigativa di poeta-operaio per costruire una possente, vorticosa avventura letteraria che comincia dentro l’Italia ferita del dopoguerra. Quando Di Ruscio, nel 1957, lascia le Marche per trasferirsi in Norvegia, dove ha lavorato e costruito una famiglia, le sue prose si fanno ancora più intense e febbricitanti. La sua lingua, esiliata, si apre, si scardina, si reinventa. Il ritmo si fa convulso e netto. Non meno di scrittori come Gadda, D’Arrigo, Roversi e Pagliarani, Di Ruscio finisce per dare corpo a opere che, come dice Andrea Cortellessa, “recano su di sé le macchie, gli urti, le ferite della storia: termometri sempre in azione, segnavento che non si fermano mai; e che, così a lungo esposti all’infuriare degli eventi, si rivelano anche accumulatori, giacimenti, immensi archivi viventi d’una storia che continua a passare senza essere mai passata del tutto”. Palmiro, Cristi polverizzati, Neve nera e Apprendistato, raccolti per la prima volta insieme in questo volume, ben corrispondono a quelle che l’autore ha chiamato “memorie romanzesche” − una complessa, beffarda immagine dell’Italia degli anni cinquanta, l’unica Italia che lo scrittore ha di fatto conosciuto, una provincia che diventa mondo e che soprattutto diventa fisicità di scrittura, stordimento, illusione di tempi che non si aprono, e ulcere che non si chiudono, blasfemia e rigore demoniaco, verbale non chiuso di una rivoluzione in atto. Di Ruscio tenta strade che tutte tornano alla sua memoria “romanzesca” e a quell’enunciato che più segna i suoi Cristi polverizzati: “La mia infanzia divenne sempre più totalmente infanzia”.
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The Romanov Sisters

Not everything that dies stays dead. In the year 2054, the human race suffers the attack of the Resurrected Ones.

A global war marks the end of humanity where humans are no longer the ruling population on earth.The ancient species force the remaining people into slavery and blood supply.

The survivors hide in fear of being captured and killed, including Avery Pierce. She tries to escape her death by hiding underground. Yet when she reaches her seventeenth birthday, they come for her and her family. Sold to an old powerful family of a royal house, she lives in a beautiful mansion where she has to serve her owner, her mistress. The problem is there are two of them. Will she be treated as a mere entertaining object or something more?

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The Rogue Mage

With all of magic at her command, Alydian is born to power. She and the other oracles serve the people, guiding kings and commoners with their ability to know the future. Yet despite Alydian’s power she cannot foresee the coming betrayal, for a rogue mage lurks in their midst, and plots an alliance with the mighty guild of Verinai. Under the guise of benevolence the Verinai offer their magic to all, while their expanding reach is noticed by none.
Except the Soldier.
Branded a traitor, wanted for murder, the mysterious man is no ordinary bandit. For six years he has hidden behind a mask, hunting Verinai with his band of Defiant. But now his war is about to escalate, for he has targeted Alydian to send a message, that even an oracle can be killed. Beset by foes, Alydian will require more than magic to survive, for if she cannot change her future . . .
She will fall to her fate.

Rogue Island

“A well-written, funny, sad, suspenseful look at this bewildering world we live in . . . often hilarious, though built around a deadly serious plot . . . Although set in the present, Rogue Island is in truth a loving tribute to a golden age of journalism that now has all but vanished.” — The Washington PostLiam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaperman gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and the prostitutes, the cops and the street thugs. He knows the mobsters and the politicians — who are pretty much one and the same.Times are changing fast. Corruption runs amok, and what a reporter has to do in the name of competition is becoming laughable. But when Mulligan realizes that someone is systematically burning down his old neighborhood, he ignores his bosses and his budding relationship to try to figure out the firebug’s identity. People he knows and loves are perishing in the flames and the public is on the verge of panic. With the whole city of Providence on his back, Mulligan must weed through a wildly colorful array of characters to find the truth.“In this vivid landscape peopled by colorful mobsters, brutal cops, and sleazy politicians, a droll hero named Mulligan fights long odds to find a measure of justice. Rogue Island is a stunning debut in the noir tradition.” — Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Long Lost
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Rogue Fae

After venturing into the underworld, I have some badass goddess powers. In fact, I used them to rid the earth of the angelic scourge. Only problem is, the gods I stole the magic from are kind of pissed. They keep trying to kill me when I summon their power. Worse, the angels are back on earth, harder to kill than ever.
When my lover Adonis is abducted by our enemy, I do whatever I can to get him back. But the angels have a new plan for us. They want me to kill my own boyfriend – since I’m the only one who can do it.
If we can’t defeat the new onslaught of angels, I face a fate worse than death – and the rest of the world is coming with me.
**The final book in the Spy Among the Fallen Series. **

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet

Workin up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: theirs won’t be strictly a working relationship.
She’s the boss during the day, but once she’s corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough and ready participant in any leather-n-lace game Cash dreams up.
Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin Macie’s every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma except this time, Gemma’s grabbed the bull by the horns and she’s playing for keeps. Summer’s going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.
*Rough Riders- Book 2*

The Rocky Road to Romance

The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich
When the delightful, daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down. Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms. He’d always favored low-slung sports cars and high-heeled women, but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident, loved old people and pets, and had just too many jobs!
Loving Daisy turned Steve’s life upside down, especially once he adopted Bob, a couch potato masquerading as a huge dog. But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps?

Rock My Body

**FINAL FULL-LENGTH NOVEL IN THE New York Times and USA Today Bestselling BLACK FALCON SERIES** Tyke Douglas is tired of being the glue that holds the hottest band in the world together. If the rest of the guys are out doing their own thing, then why shouldn’t he? He’s about to turn things up a notch and bring a whole new level of crazy into Black Falcon’s world. Francine Mead is putting her sordid past behind and is determined to help others overcome their demons along side her. The first step in her new life is taking a job as an addiction counselor, where she can mentor others through their struggles. Francine never expected to be lured back into temptation when her first sexy celebrity client, Tyke Douglas walks through her door. The moment she lays eyes on him, she’s in trouble. Both Tyke and Francine know a relationship between them would be a disaster, but with each session, things continue to heat up, making it impossible to deny the connection they share. Boundaries cross, attractions heighten and both of their willpowers will be tested to the very limit. Novel centers around Tyke Douglas, bassist of Black Falcon, and is final book in the series. Series Order: ROCK THE HEART (Black Falcon, #1) ROCK THE BAND (Black Falcon, #1.5)–FREE Novella ROCK MY BED (Black Falcon, #2) ROCK MY WORLD (Black Falcon, #2.5)–FREE Novella ROCK THE BEAT (Black Falcon, #3) ROCK MY BODY (Black Falcon, #4) **Author’s note: Each full-length novel can be read as a stand alone novel. While it’s not necessary to read the books in order, it will enhance the reader’s overall experience of the series.**

Rock Me: Wicked: A Rockstar Erotic Romance

Lena never forgot…Alex Lavigne would always be the one who got away. Now 10 years later, Lena’s dreams are haunted by x-rated fantasies starring the sexy hunk who has since become lead guitarist for the wildly popular band, Cold Fusion.Alex’s world is turned upside down…When Lena reenters his life, she rocks his whole world. He’ll do whatever it takes to hold onto her.Together… Their passions explode beyond their most wicked imaginings. But is that enough to overcome the many obstacles standing in their way?Warning: This book is for mature audiences only! It contains very explicit descriptions of sex and sexual acts.Excerpt: His voice sounded rough and sexy. “Now the panties, Lena. Take them off.”I took my time sliding them down my long legs. My body was on fire for him. Ineeded him more that moment than I’ve needed anything in my life.He looked directly at me, his eyes half-lidded with lust. “Now spread yourlegs open for me.”With my heart beating like crazy in my chest, I slowly opened my legs. My pussy wasthrobbing with demand as Alex’s stare branded trails of fire all over my body.The scent of my arousal reached my nose as Alex clicked another picture.”Fuck, yeah. God, you are so wet. You’re so gorgeous, Lena.”The click of the camera on the phone sent sizzling jolts of pleasure straight to mycore. I leaned back again, thrusting my chest out and spreading my legsfurther.Alex groaned. “Oh, God. You’re driving me insane.” He clicked anotherpicture. “Lena, my mouth is going to feast on that sweet pussy of yoursuntil you’re screaming out my name.”The air crackled between us, but Alex just stood there looking at me with fireblazing in his eyes.I was done with pictures; I needed him now.”You seem to be all talk and no action, Alex.”My hands slid up my stomach and I rubbed my palms over my nipples. I tweaked themwith my fingers as I spoke, “My nipples are so hard. They need to besucked. I want your lips surrounding them, sucking them into your mouth,pulling on them, because they hurt so bad for you.”At first, it felt slutty talking like that, but when I saw the effect it had on Alex,it emboldened me and drove me further.My right hand slipped down my stomach and slipped over my mound. “And thispretty pussy feels so empty right now. I want your mouth right here, too.”Alex seemed frozen to the spot. My finger started circling my swollen clit. “Iwant your lips right here. Kissing me. Sucking me.”Then my finger started sliding up and down the entire length of my slippery slit.”And your tongue rubbing and licking up and down here. And see how wet I amfor you? I want you to taste my juices. I want your tongue to push insideme.”Alex groaned as I slipped a finger inside my juicy hole. “And your fingers canrub me in here too. Until you take out that magnificent cock of yours and slideit deep into me.”Alex looked shaken.He dropped his phone on the end of the bed and grabbed myleg, pulling me toward him… 

Rock Hard Love

Simone Navarro is your average small town girl-next-door starting out at a major talent agency in Los Angeles and one of the agency’s most temperamental clients isn’t happy.
James Turner is the bad boy lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Battery, the world’s hottest heavy metal band and the kind of guy Simone is sure she can’t stand.
When they meet, however, sparks fly and James pursues Simone with the same raw passion he pours into his music. His aggressive pursuit has Simone weak in the knees and scared out of her wits…but she can’t deny the feelings beginning to stir within her for the sexy rock star.
Rock Hard Love is the story of two people from two very different worlds whose torrid love affair has its own consequences for the unlikely couple. Soon though, even their deepest feelings can’t shelter them from those that conspire against them. Can the lovers defy the odds or will the forces that drive their passion also tear them apart?
At nearly 30,000 words, Rock Hard Love is a satisfying erotic romance full of deep passion, torrid sex and dire conflict sure to leave you wanting for more.

Rock Hard

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

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Roc and a Hard Place

The Demoness Metria asks Magician Humfrey for help in solving a perplexing personal problem, but before he can help her, she must search Xanth for a suitable jury for the trial of Roxanne Roc, a noble and virtuous bird charged with a most improbable offense. Reissue.

Fans of the author’s trademark humor will relish this latest jaunt through the wacky world of Xanth; new readers too will enjoy the fun. -Publishers Weekly Another of Piers Anthony’s frothy and delightfully frivolous fantasy novels about the land of Xanth, where puns and playfulness reign supreme. – The Toronto Star
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Robots and Empire

Isaac Asmiov’s classic novel about the decline and fall of Solaria. Gladia Delmarre’s homeworld, the Spacer planet Solaria, has been abandoned – by its human population. Countless robots remain there. And when traders from Settler worlds attempt to salvage them, the robots of Solaria turn to killing…in defiance of the Three Laws of Robotics. Pax Robotica Long ago, Gladia’s robots Daneel and Giskard played a vital role in opening the worlds beyond the Solar system to Settlers from Earth. Now the conscience-stricken robots are faced with an even greater challenge. Either the sacred Three Laws of Robotics are in ruins – or a new, superior Law must be established to bring peace to the galaxy. With Madam Gladia and D.G. Baley – the captain of the Settler traders and a descendant of the robots’ friend Elijah Baley – Daneel and Giskard travel to the robot stronghold of Solaria…where they uncover a sinister Spacer plot to destroy Earth itself.

Robot Visions

The Positronic Robot Stories. From Isaac Asimov, the writer whose name is synonymous with robots and the science of robotics, here are five decades of robot visions–18 of the landmark Asimov Positronic Robot Stories and many of Asimov’s insightful essays, including three rare tales–gathered together in one volume. Meet all of Asimov’s most famous creations: Robbie, the very first robot that his imagination brought to life; Susan Calvin, the original robot psychologist; Stephen Byerley, the humanoid robot; and the famous human-robot detective team of Lije Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw, who have appeared in such bestselling novesl as The Robots of Dawn and Robots and Empire. Let the master himself guide you through the key moments in the fictional history of robot-human relations–from the most primitive computers and movile machines to the first robot to become a man.
Robot Visions • cover and interior artwork by Ralph McQuarrie
Introduction: The Robot Chronicles • essay by Isaac Asimov
Robot Visions / short story by Isaac Asimov
Too Bad! (1989) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Robbie (1940) / short story by Isaac Asimov (variant of Strange Playfellow)
Reason [Mike Donovan] (1941) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Liar! [Susan Calvin] (1941) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Runaround [Mike Donovan] (1942) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Evidence [Susan Calvin] (1946) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Little Lost Robot [Susan Calvin] (1947) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
The Evitable Conflict [Susan Calvin] (1950) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Feminine Intuition [Susan Calvin] (1969) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
The Bicentennial Man (1976) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Someday (1956) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Think! (1977) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Segregationist (1967) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Mirror Image [Elijah Bailey/R. Daneel Olivaw] (1972) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Lenny [Susan Calvin] (1958) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Galley Slave [Susan Calvin] (1957) / novelette by Isaac Asimov
Christmas Without Rodney (1988) / short story by Isaac Asimov
Essays by Isaac Asimov: Robots I Have Known (1954); The New Teachers (1976); Whatever You Wish (1977); The Friends We Make (1977); Our Intelligent Tools (1977); The Laws of Robotics (1979); Future Fantastic (1989); The Machine and the Robot (1978); The New Profession (1979); The Robot As Enemy? (1979); Intelligences Together (1979); My Robots (1987); The Laws of Humanics (1987); Cybernetic Organism (1987); The Sense of Humor (1988); Robots in Combination (1988).
The volume features many black-and-white illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie.

Robot Operating System Cookbook

**Leverage the power of ROS to build exciting collaborative robots.**
#### Key Features
* Delve into an open source, meta-operating system for your robot
* Get acquainted with tools and libraries for building and running code on multiple platforms
* Use Gazebo to model your robot and create a virtual environment
#### Book Description
This book will leverage the power of ROS with an introduction to its core and advanced concepts through exciting recipes. You will get acquainted with the use of different synchronous and asynchronous communication methods, including messages, services, and actions. You will learn how to use the various debugging and visualization tools used in development and how to interface sensors and actuators with the ROS framework.
Firstly, you will get to grips with ROS simulation frameworks, such as Gazebo and RotorS for modeling and simulating any physical robot and virtual environment. You will also cover mobile robotics, micro-aerial vehicles, and robotic arms, which are the leading branches of robotic applications. Robot Operating System Cookbook will also guide you in the development of an autonomous navigation framework for both mobile robots and micro-aerial vehicles.
Finally, you will explore ROS-Industrial, an open source project that extends the advanced capabilities of ROS software to manufacturing industries.
#### What you will learn
* Explore advanced concepts, such as ROS pluginlib, nodelets, and actionlib
* Work with ROS visualization, profiling, and debugging tools
* Gain experience in robot modeling and simulation using Gazebo
* Understand the ROS Navigation Stack for mobile robots
* Configure a MoveIt! package for a manipulator robot
* Develop an autonomous navigation framework for MAV using ORB SLAM and MoveIt
* Integrate sensors, actuators, and robots into the ROS ecosystem
* Get acquainted with the ROS-Industrial package with hardware support, capabilities, and applications
#### Who this book is for
If you’re a researcher or engineer with an interest in the problems, solutions, and future research issues that you may encounter in the development of robotic applications, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of C++ and Python programming with the GNU/Linux environment is strongly recommended to assist with understanding the key concepts covered in the book.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov
**From the Bestselling Author of *I, Robot***

 “His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction.”—*The New York Times*

In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics in such popular books as *I, Robot*; *Robots and Empire*; and *The Robots of Dawn*.

*Robot Dreams* spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes—from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse—presented by the author in an introductory essay.

In addition to the title story (a *Locus *poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in “Little Robot Lost;” a woman’s talent for “Light Verse” overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and “The Last Question” presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered.

**“Classic science fiction . . . includes many of Asimov’s best.”—*Chronicle* **

** “The collection gathers 20 of Asimov’s greatest (with Asimov, the word ‘great’ is no mere hyperbole), older short stories, plus one new tale written especially for this book, and an important essay which opens the book.”—*Starlog***