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The Caves of Steel

The Caves of Steel (The Robot Series) by Isaac Asimov
**A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov’s *Robot* novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.  **
Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer.  
The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw.  Worst of all was that the “R” stood for robot—and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

Cavern Of Black Ice

HIGH ADVENTURE ON THE SWORD EDGE OF DESTINY
A Cavern of Black Ice is the first book in J.V. Jones’s Sword of Shadow series

As a newborn Ash March was abandoned–left for dead at the foot of a frozen mountain. Found and raised by the Penthero Iss, the mighty Surlord of Spire Vanis, she has always known she is different. Terrible dreams plague her and sometimes in the darkness she hears dread voices from another world. Iss watches her as she grows to womanhood, eager to discover what powers his ward might possess. As his interest quickens, he sends his living blade, Marafice Eye, to guard her night and day.

Raif Sevrance, a young man of Clan Blackhail, also knows he is different, with uncanny abilities that distance him from the clan. But when he and his brother survive an ambush that plunges the entire Northern Territories into war, he yet seeks justice for his own . . . even if means he must forsake clan and kin.

Ash and Raif must learn to master their powers and accept their joint fate if they are to defeat an ancient prophecy and prevent the release of the pure evil known as the End Lords.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

**Recensie(s)**

J. V. Jones is a striking writer … wonderful Robert Jordan J. V. Jones is quite a find … a deliciously intricate tale Katherine Kurtz A storyline featuring the kind of political scheming and intrigue that makes for gripping reading SFX We have major new writer here. Bravo! An intriguing tale well told Dennis L. McKiernan
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Catching Fire

SUMMARY: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

The Catcher in the Rye

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Catch-22

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
*Catch-22* is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original.
It is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn’t even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever even if he has to die in the attempt.)
His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly.
The others range from Lieutenant Milo Minderbinder, a dedicated entrepreneur (he bombs his own airfield when the Germans make him a reasonable offer: cost plus 6%), to the dead man in Yossarian’s tent; from Major Major Major, whose tragedy is that he resembles Henry Fonda, to Nately’s whore’s kid sister; from Lieutenant Scheisskopf (he loves a parade) to Major — de Coverley, whose face is so forbidding no one has ever dared ask him his first name; from Clevinger, who is lost in the clouds, to the soldier in white, who lies encased in bandages from head to toe and may not even be there at all; from Dori Duz, who does, to the wounded gunner Snowden, who lies dying in the tail of Yossarian’s plane and at last reveals his terrifying secret.
*Catch-22* is a microcosm of the twentieth-century world as it might look to someone dangerously sane. It is a novel that lives and moves and grows with astonishing power and vitality. It is, we believe, one of the strongest creations of the mid-century.

Catch of the Day

What’s the market price on a decent guy these days?Maggie Beaumont’s luck is about to change. Sure, she’s known for her bad romantic choices—her former boyfriend broke up with her by bringing his new girlfriend home for a visit. And then there was the crush she had on a gorgeous young Irishman, who turned out to be Father Tim, the parish’s new priest.But romantic salvation has arrived in the form of handsome, if surly, fisherman Malone. It turns out there’s a heart of gold underneath his barnacle-clad exterior. Will this catch of the day turn into the dish of a lifetime?

Cataclysm: The Relissarium Wars Space Opera Series, Book 12

The sky is on fire.
All those looking up from the arena watch in horror as two vast battle fleets tear into each other. Meanwhile Theo, still in the ring, is changing in ways even he doesn’t understand. It seems the dark matter has lifted him into the spirit dimension, allowing him to channel pure energy to slaughter his enemies without even moving. Theo wants to save Cierra most of all… but she’s gone. Along with the High Galactor.
On Relisse, the Yasta and Carbonari units are being overwhelmed by the sheer number of Galactic Guard fighters. Can Theo save Cierra? And even if he can, will anyone ultimately survive?

The Cat’s Pajamas

Ray Bradbury is, indisputably, one of America’s greatest storytellers. The recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, he ranks among the most beloved — and widely read — of American authors. In *The Cat’s Pajamas*, this “latter-day O. Henry” (Booklist) takes us on an amazing walk through his six-decade career, presenting twenty-two tales — some old, some new, all but two never before published.
Here you will find stories strange and scary, nostalgic and bittersweet, humorous and heart-touching, ranging from the not-so-long-gone past to an unknowable future: a group of senators drinks a bit too much — and gambles away the United States; a newlywed couple buys an old house and finds their fledgling relationship tested; two mysterious strangers arrive at a rooming house and baffle their fellow occupants with strange crying in the night; a lonely woman takes a last chance on love. The final piece in the collection is a story-poem, a fond salute from Bradbury to his literary heroes Shaw, Chesterton, Dickens, Twain, Poe, Wilde, Melville, and Kipling.
*The Cat’s Pajamas* is just that — the bee’s knees — a touching, timeless, and tender collection from the incomparable Ray Bradbury, and a anoramic view of an amazingly long, rich, and fertile creative career.

Cat’s Howl: A Macconwood Pack Novel

Cat Maccon, was always a handful, even as a pup. Cat joined the Maccon County Sheriff’s Department determined to be taken seriously by her big brother, Rafe Maccon, Alpha of the Macconwood Pack, and his Wolf Guard. Okay, maybe one Wolf Guard in particular, Tate Nighthawk. Tall, rugged, and handsome. He’s the stuff of Cat’s dreams, but she’s been burned before.When she is targeted by their enemies, Rafe assigns Cat her own personal bodyguard. Knowing how his sister hates to be told what to do, Rafe gives her the one Wolf Guard he knows won’t be taken in by her wily ways. Tate Nighthawk himself. Alone and on the run, without any way to contact the Pack, their tumultuous past catches up with them. Will this spunky she-Wolf finally find true love?

Cat’s Claw

My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones. I’m just like any other working girl in New York City — stuck in a boring job, barely making rent, coveting every expensive fashion accessory I see but can’t afford. I know what you’re thinking: “Callie, your dad is the head of Death, Inc. You can afford those accessories.” But there’s more to running the family business than wielding cosmic power over life and death. Cubicle hell is nothing compared to the real thing. Trust me on this. So I’ve tried to stay clear of it. But no matter how far I walk toward a normal life in my (bought-on-sale) Manolos, I keep getting dragged back into the paranormal world. Now Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hell, wants me to repay a debt I owe him, which means trips to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt — and a discount department store. The things a girl has to do when she’s Death’s Daughter! Calliope, Death’s Daughter, owes a debt to Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the gates of hell–a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that’s more frightening than any creature she’ll ever encounter.

Cat Karina

Few true humans remain on the future Earth, where caimen, shrugleggers, and felinas dominate. The peoples are descendents of crocodiles, alien races, and jaguars, and they are much different than the humans–they are products of genetic experiments, created to perform specific functions. Some work in the swampy lands, others are the strong burden-bearers, but none are as beautiful as the felines– not even the humans. And no one is worthy enough to win over the most attractive felina, Karina. She is a rare beauty of great prowess, with a tempting sculpted physique that could lure anyone to her.

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Cat Among the Pigeons (Poirot)

Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive school for girls – things like murder…
Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress – shot through the heart from point blank range.
The school is thrown into chaos when the ‘cat’ strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot’s help, she will be the next victim…
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Cat Among the Pigeons

“YOU SEEM TO HAVE EXPLANATIONS FOR EVERYTHING, M. POIROT!” “That,” said Inspector Kelsey with a slightly malicious smile, “is his specialty.” And fortunate it was that M. Poirot had been called in on the case. Three people were already dead. Neither the local police, nor the intelligence officers who were secretly involved, nor even Miss Bulstrode, the formidable headmistress of Meadowbank school, where the murders had taken place, could find a single revealing clue. But M. Poirot put together certain observations and experiments. He wondered about the appearance of a young girl’s knees. He had an artist draw a portrait of a young woman with a new hairdo. He examined a tennis racket. AND he found not only the murderer of Miss Springer and Mademoiselle Blanche, he also found–well, read the story yourself.

Cat & Mouse

SUMMARY: Alex Cross is back-and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancee. Mr. Smith is a unique monster, with actions toward his victims so insane-so unimaginable-that he is thought of as “not of the earth.” Pierce, known in the business as St. Augustine because of his track record for catching killers and his invaluable status to the FBI and Interpol, may even be better than Cross.When things heat up and Alex is in a near-death coma following an attack in his own home, Pierce goes to Washington to help with the investigation. But just as he begins to piece together the mystery of how Gary Soneji could have mortally wounded Cross after he was believed to be dead, he is summoned to Paris with a postcard from Mr. Smith inviting him to a very special killing.The body count is high, the tension the highest, and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? What and where is the final trap? And who survives?

Castle Roogna

The ups and downs of the anarchist movement during the last century is discussed in this introduction to anarchist thought. Of all political views anarchism is the most ill-represented. For more than 30 years, in more than 30 books, Colin Ward has been patiently explaining anarchist solutions to everything from vandalism to climate change—as well as celebrating unofficial uses of the landscape as commons, from holiday camps to squatter communities. In this discussion with David Goodway, the many famous characters who were anarchists, or associated with the movement, are explored, including Herbert Read, Alex Comfort, Marie Louise Berneri, Paul Goodman, Noam Chomsky, and George Orwell.

Castle of Wizardry

SUMMARY: END OF THE QUEST It had all begun with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered that his aunt was really the Sorceress Polgara and his grandfather was Belgarath, the Eternal Man. Then, on the long quest to recover the Orb, Garion found to his dismay that he, too, was a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest was nearing its end. Of course, the questors still had to escape from this crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers searching for them, while Grolim Hierarchs strove to destroy them with dark magic. Then, somehow, they must manage to be in Riva with the Orb by Erastide. After that, however, Garion was sure that his part in these great events would be finished. But the Prophecy still held future surprises for Garion–and for the little princess Ce’Nedra. This continues the magnificent epic of The Belgariad,  begun in Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician’s Gambit–a fantasy set against a background of the war of men, Kings, and Gods that had spanned seven thousand years–a novel of fate, strange lands, and a prophecy that must be fulfilled!