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Star Force: Divide

With the high stakes battle in the Gvaris System stretching into decades, Paul and a few other trailblazers attempt to sever the lizard empire along its weak middle line with both sides committing more troops and resources than ever before in their centuries long conflict.
“Divide” is the 76th episode in the Origin Series.
Word Count: 30,700

Star Force: Consensus

New information leads to new revelations and new plans as the Skarron threat forces Star Force to reestablish its priorities and develop a new playbook for the path ahead.
“Consensus” is the 43rd episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

Star Force: Commando

With the restructuring taking place on Earth, everyone’s lives are changing. With that change comes opportunity…for those bold enough to seize it.
“Commando” is the 40th episode in the series.
Word Count: 31,500

Star Force: Bloodlust

With the first breather on the Skarron front allowing some gains to be made, Star Force and its allies fight hard to repulse the invaders…while others seek more personal gains that may jeopardize them all.
“Bloodlust” is the 54th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

Star Force: Battlemeld

An unexpected discovery leads to the unlocking of a psionic mystery…one that the V’kit’no’sat themselves may never have solved.
“Battlemeld” is the 45th episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,200

Star Force: Bahamut (SF86)

When the excavation project the lizards are undertaking is discovered, powerful factions are brought to a head and secrets revealed as another threat to the galaxy is unearthed.
“Bahamut” is the 86th episode in the Origin Series.
Word Count: 30,200

Star Force: Backdoor

With the Skarron blockade pressure constantly mounting, the trailblazers fight separate battles on different worlds trying to hold back the onslaught to buy Star Force the time it needs to build more Sentinel defense platforms…the only thing standing between them and the Skarrons’ never-ending fleet.
“Backdoor” is the 53rd episode in the series.
Word Count: 30,300

Star Force: Axius

With the new-formed Alliance proving itself capable of defending its borders, interior issues surge to the forefront as a cultural clash breaks out, with Star Force attempting to gain the upper hand through a variety of measures.
“Axius” is the 47th episode in the series.
Word Count: 31,900

Star Born

The travelers had sighted the cove from the sea-a narrow bite into the land, the first break in the cliff wall which protected the interior of this continent from the pounding of the ocean. And, although it was still but midafternoon, Dalgard pointed the outrigger into the promised shelter, the dip of his steering paddle swinging in harmony with that wielded by Sssuri in the bow of their narrow, wave-riding craft. The two voyagers were neither of the same race nor of the same species, yet they worked together without words, as if they had established some bond which gave them a rapport transcending the need for speech.
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Stages on Life’s Way

*Stages on Life’s Way*, the sequel to *Either/Or*, is an intensely poetic example of Kierkegaard’s vision of the three stages, or spheres, of existence: the esthetic, the ethical, and the religious. With characteristic love for mystification, he presents the work as a bundle of documents fallen by chance into the hands of “Hilarius Bookbinder, ” who prepared them for printing. The book begins with a banquet scene patterned on Plato’s Symposium. (George Brandes maintained that “one must recognize with amazement that it holds its own in this comparison.”) Next is a discourse by “Judge William” in praise of marriage “in answer to objections.” The remainder of the volume, almost two-thirds of the whole, is the diary of a young man, discovered by “Frater Taciturnus, ” who was deeply in love but felt compelled to break his engagement. The work closes with a letter to the reader from Taciturnus on the three “existence-spheres” represented by the three parts of the book. *Stages on Life’s Way* not only repeats themes, characters, and pseudonymous authors of the earlier works but also goes beyond them and points to further development of central ideas in *Concluding Unscientific Postscript*.

SSN

China has invaded the oil-rich Spratly Islands. The American response has been swift – and deadly. And the Third World War has begun… Captain Bartholomew Mackey is the skipper of the U.S.S. Cheyenne, a nuclear submarine dispatched to the Spratlys to protect a carrier group. But in a few moments, the Cheyenne’s mission – and the world – have changed, as a tense situation has exploded into a full-scale war of nightmarish proportions. Tom Clancy presents fifteen thrilling scenarios – fact-based mission profiles for Captain Mackey and the Cheyenne – stirring plots and characters, perfectly accurate details, and the chilling knowledge that it really could happen…

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In “The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,” three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In “Hello Kitty,” a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In “The Squirrel and the Chipmunk,” a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children’s books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.

Springboard

A top secret Pentagon wargame is hacked. Only Net Force has the expertise to track down the culprit, but they are tied up with other priorities. Due to shifting budget priorities, Net Force is moved onto the DoD budget. That means that as a military operation, they can now give top priority to the Pentagon’s problem. They soon make a connection between the attack and a Chinese general in Macau.

But this investigation is too big for Net Force and they are forced to work with members of Cybernation, the virtual reality nation which has opposed Net Force in the past.

A Spotter’s Guide to Amazing Architecture

The next in our Spotter’s Guide series reveals 120 of the world’s great human constructions and where to find them, from cloud-piercing skyscrapers and ancient sites to classic buildings and contemporary designs. Packed with facts, maps and photos, it’s a fun and fascinating introduction to the sublime, the strange and everything in between.
When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. They’re things of beauty, symbols of their age and emblems of human endeavour. Sometimes, buildings are the reason we decide to go somewhere; think of an icon such as Bilbao’s Guggenheim and Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex. Other times, buildings help make a visit more enriching and rewarding, like discovering the old district of Pelourinho in Salvador, Brazil and the majestic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
** *Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide* ** is perfect for anyone interested in learning about many of the world’s greatest architectural sites. Each entry includes a brief introduction, who designed it and when it was built, plus a map to help you plan a visit.
Famous, weird and wonderful places include:
Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania
The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland
Shah Mosque in Esfahan, Iran
Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland
Towers of San Gimignano, Italy
Roman Baths in Bath, UK
Ayutthaya temple complex, Thailand
The Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
Millau Viaduct, southern France
Chrysler Building, New York, USA
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
The mud-made Agadez Mosque, Niger
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Spoonbenders

******A NEBULA AWARD FINALIST**
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR**
“Hilarious, heartfelt and brimming with humanity.” – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of *The Nest
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Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it’s not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed, but her mind – Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power. After a whirlwind courtship, they marry, have three gifted children, and become the Amazing Telemachus Family, performing astounding feats across the country. Irene is a human lie detector. Frankie can move objects with his mind. And Buddy, the youngest, can see the future. Then one night tragedy leaves the family shattered.
Decades later, the Telemachuses are not so amazing. Irene is a single mom whose ear for truth makes it hard to hold down a job, much less hold together a relationship. Frankie’s in serious debt to his dad’s old mob associates. Buddy has completely withdrawn into himself and inexplicably begun digging a hole in the backyard. To make matters worse, the CIA has come knocking, looking to see if there’s any magic left in the Telemachus clan. And there is: Irene’s son Matty has just had his first out-of-body experience. But he hasn’t told anyone, even though his newfound talent might just be what his family needs to save themselves – if it doesn’t tear them apart in the process.
Harnessing the imaginative powers that have made him a master storyteller, Daryl Gregory delivers a stunning, laugh-out-loud new novel about a family of gifted dreamers and the invisible forces that bind us all.