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Once More Into the Abyss

Original Fiction, Novelette, Science Fiction ||
Once More Into The Abyss by Dennis Danvers is the last of three novelettes about Stan, whose parents claimed to be aliens and either perished or went home via an abyss in the middle of New Mexico. Stan is drawn back to the Abyss when his wife is offered a job there studying alien artifacts. So Stan and his family (wife, son, brother and three dogs) take a road trip.
Edited by Ellen Datlow
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On The Road

SUMMARY: Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be ‘beat’ and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that ‘set them free.’ Based on Kerouac’s adventures with Neal Cassady, ‘On the Road’ tells the story of two friends whose four cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience.

On the Beach

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.
After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. Both terrifying and intensely moving, *On the Beach *is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.
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On Stranger Tides

“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of.”
—Washington Post

“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer.”
—William Gibson

The remarkable Tim Powers—who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare—brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference. On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghosts, voodoo, zombies, the fable Fountain of Youth…and more swashbuckling action than you could shake a cutlass at, as reluctant buccaneer John Shandy braves all manner of peril, natural and supernatural, to rescue his ensorcelled love. Nominated for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, On Stranger Tides is the book that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—non-stop, breathtaking fiction from the genius imagination that conceived Last Call, Expiration Date, and Three Days to Never.

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On Love

A companion to *On Writing* and *On Cats*: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us.
Charles Bukowski was a man of intense emotions, someone an editor once called a “passionate madman.” In *On Love*, we see Bukowski reckoning with the complications and exaltations of love, lust, and desire. Alternating between tough and gentle, sensitive and gritty, Bukowski lays bare the myriad facets of love—its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance, and redemptive power.
Bukowski is brilliant on love—often amusing, sometimes playful, and fleetingly sweet. *On Love* offers deep insight into Bukowski the man and the artist; whether writing about his daughter, his lover, his friends, or his work, he is piercingly honest and poignantly reflective, using love as a prism to see the world in all its beauty and cruelty, and his own fragile place in it. “My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough,” he writes, “as the same cat crouches.”
Brutally honest, flecked with humor and pathos, *On Love* reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.
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On Liberty and Other Essays

Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today – issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits of and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. In his Introduction John Gray describes these essays as applications of Mill’s doctrine of the Art of Life, as set out in A System of Logic. Using the resources of recent revisionist scholarship, he shows Mill’s work to be far richer and subtler than traditional interpretations allow.
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On Her Majesty’s secret service

EDITORIAL REVIEW: High in the Swiss Alps, a man hunts respectability with all the cunning that made him Europe’s most ruthless criminal. Nothing is to stand in Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s way, certainly not 007.

On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject

On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject by A. Zee
**A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein’s general theory of relativity**
Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In *On Gravity*, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Inspired by Einstein’s audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how gravity can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation. Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy.
Concise and precise, and infused with Zee’s signature warmth and freshness of style, *On Gravity *opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe.

The omnivore’s dilemma: a natural history of four meals

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us— whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed—he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

Ominous Parallels

Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial ”truth,” the public good, doing one’s duty—these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for Leonard Peikoff Offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal–and as sparkling… As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’ –Ayn Rand Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book. –Alan Greenspan A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic. –Chicago Tribune A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader. –Detroit Free Press Praise for Leonard Peikoff -Offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal–and as sparkling… As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’—Ayn Rand -Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book.—Alan Greenspan -A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic.—Chicago Tribune -A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader.—Detroit Free Press Praise for Leonard Peikoff Offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal–and as sparkling… As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’ –Ayn Rand Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book. –Alan Greenspan A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic. –Chicago Tribune A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader. –Detroit Free Press Praise for Leonard Peikoff Offers a truly revolutionary idea The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal and as sparkling As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged It s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine! Ayn Rand Extraordinarily perceptive frightening insights Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today s world should read this book. Alan Greenspan A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic. Chicago Tribune A revelation…Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator…He brings the most difficult intellectual ideas within the grasp of the general reader. Detroit Free Press
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The Omcri Matrix

From the national bestselling author.
“Masterful.” —EXTRAPOLATIONS
In the Planet Patrol, Costa was the best. The smartest, toughest, most ambitious officer in the ranks. Until the day the Omcri—a deadly alien force of faceless assassins—kidnapped the Kublai of Drugh, killing Costa’s patrol but leaving her alive.
The brass think Costa has sold out. And now she’s on the run, desperately trying to clear her name. Her search for the truth will lead her from the back alleys of her own planet to the savage dangers of unknown worlds—and finally, into the dark heart of the Omcri Matrix.
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Old Man’s War

At seventy-five years old, John Perry is after a fresh start – so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth’s military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands …

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2019

America’s oldest and largest farmer’s almanac is back with its famous 80% accurate long-range weather predictions for 2019! As it has been since 1792 when George Washington was still in office, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is jam-packed with gardening advice and charts, notable astronomical events, folklore, humor, contests, husbandry, best fishing days, home remedies, wisdom, recipes, cultural and culinary trends, and more—too much more to mention. Makes a wonderful stocking stuffer and not just because it will fit inside one! The price is modest to begin with, plus it’s a gift that will be read and appreciated all year long! Printed in the USA.

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop is the story of Little Nell, a beautiful and virtuous young girl who lives with her grandfather in his shop of curiosities. Her only friend is Kit, an honest young lad who works at the shop, and whom she is teaching to write. Unbeknownst to Nell, her grandfather is obsessed with their precarious financial position, trying to make Nell a good inheritance by winning at cards. He keeps these nocturnal activities a secret but borrows heavily from the evil Quilp. Losing everything, the grandfather and Nell are forced to go on the run.Charles Dickens was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era and considered one of the English language’s greatest writers; he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity during in his lifetime. His first full novel, The Pickwick Papers, brought him immediate fame and this continued right through his career. He maintained a high quality in all his writings and, although rarely departing greatly from his typical “Dickensian” method of always attempting to write a great “story” in a somewhat conventional manner (the dual narrators of Bleak House are a notable exception). He experimented with varied themes, characterizations and genres. Some of these experiments were more successful than others and the public’s taste and appreciation of his many works have varied over time. He was usually keen to give his readers what they wanted, and the monthly or weekly publication of his works in episodes meant that the books could change as the story proceeded at the whim of the public.

Oh Myyy!

How did a 75-year old actor from Star Trek become a social media juggernaut? Why does everything he posts spread like wildfire across the ether, with tens or even hundreds of thousands of likes and shares? And what can other sites, celebrities and companies do to attain his stratospheric engagement levels, which hover or top 100 percent while theirs languish in the single digits?
Read about George Takei’s meteoric rise and dominance of the Internet in Oh Myyy (There Goes the Internet), published of course in electronic format.
In this groundbreaking, hilarious and informative book, Takei recounts his experiences on platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, where fans and pundits alike have crowned him King. He muses about everything from the nature of viral sharing, to the taming of Internet trolls, to why Yoda, bacon and cats are such popular memes. Takei isn’t afraid to tell it likes he sees it, and to engage the reader just as he does his legions of fans.
Both provokingly thoughtful and wickedly funny, Oh Myyy! captures and comments upon the quirky nature of our plugged-in culture. With Takei’s conversational yet authoritative style, peppered with some of his favorite images from the web, readers should be prepared to LOL, even as they can’t help but hear his words in their heads in that unmistakable, deep bass.

Oh Great, Now I Can See Dead People

Sam’s back and now she can see dead people! Following on from, Oh Great, Now I Can Hear Dead People, this fun tale follows Sam’s journey as she develops on her eventful journey as a psychic. Sam is busy planning her wedding to her budding pop-star boyfriend Jack, so when she’s asked to perform a seance for her mother’s WI group on Halloween, she reluctantly agrees. Being preoccupied with seating plans, Sam forgets to close the circle and sets free a whole host of spirits in to our world, who refuse to go back unless they get an invite to the wedding. As Sam struggles with life as a modern psychic, planning her wedding, and trying to help her spirit guide Ange – a good-time Essex girl, who’s only interest is what Cheryl Cole is wearing and Heat magazine, she is shocked to hear that Amy, her ex-best friend desperately needs her help and even more shocked when Amy decides her own fate. Oh Great, Now I Can See Dead People is a funny glimpse into the ever crazy world of Sam and her hilarious dead entourage!
(source: Bol.com)