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Six Months, Three Days, Five Others

”A master absurdist…Highly recommended.” —The New York Times

Before the success of her debut SF-and-fantasy novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders was a rising star in SF and fantasy short fiction. Collected in a mini-book format, here—for the first time in print—are six of her quirky, wry, engaging best:

In ”The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model,” aliens reveal the terrible truth about how humans were created—and why we’ll never discover aliens.

”As Good as New” is a brilliant twist on the tale of three wishes, set after the end of the world. ”Intestate” is about a family reunion in which some attendees aren’t quite human anymore—but they’re still family.

”The Cartography of Sudden Death” demonstrates that when you try to solve a problem with time travel, you now have two problems.

”Six Months, Three Days” is the story of the love affair between a man who can see the one true foreordained future, and a woman who can see all the possible futures. They’re both right, and the story won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.

And ”Clover,” exclusively written for this collection, is a coda to All the Birds in the Sky, answering the burning question of what happened to Patricia’s cat.

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

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Sita

Immerse yourself in book 2 of the Ram Chandra series, based on the Ramayana, the story of Lady Sita, written by the multi-million bestselling Indian author Amish; the author who has transformed Indian fiction with his unique combination of mystery, mythology, religious symbolism and philosophy.

In this book, you will follow Lady Sita’s journey from an Adopted Child to the Prime Minister to finding her true calling. You will find all the familiar characters you have heard of, like Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman and see more of Lord Hanuman and many others from Mithila. You will also start discovering the true purpose of the Vayuputras and Malayaputras and their conflicting idealogies that leads to plot twists, politics and intrigue as they try to influence outcomes from behind the scenes.

She is the warrior we need. The Goddess we await. She will defend Dharma. She will protect us.

India, 3400 Bce. India is beset with divisions, resentment, and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerful, sinking his fangs deeper into the hapless Sapt Sindhu. Two powerful tribes, the protectors of the divine land of India, decide that enough is enough. A saviour is needed. They begin their search. An abandoned baby is found in a field. Protected by a vulture from a pack of murderous wolves. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a powerless kingdom, ignored by all. Nobody believes this child will amount to much. But they are wrong. For she is no ordinary girl. She is Sita.

Continue the epic journey with Amish’s latest: A thrilling adventure that chronicles the rise of an adopted child, who became the prime minister. And then, a Goddess. This is the second book in the Ram Chandra Series. A sequel that takes you back. Back before the beginning.

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The Sirens of Titan

When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet. As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour. But at least, as a consolation, he now knows everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will be. He knows, for instance, that his wife is going to Mars to mate with Malachi Constant, the richest man in the world. He also knows that on Titan – one of Saturn’s moons – is an alien from the planet Tralfamadore, who has been waiting 200,000 years for a spare part for his grounded spacecraft …
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Siren Island: An Erotic Adventure

The adventure of a lifetime begins… Siren Island: Shipwrecked After surviving a horrific shipwreck, Lucy Wordsworth finds herself on a mysterious island in the Pacific Ocean. Among the survivors is her fiancé’s despicable older brother, Jack Carlyle, who seduces her at the first opportunity. Together they discover a hidden pool inhabited by three beautiful, sex-starved Sirens, who are determined to pleasure them in shocking and unexpected ways. Siren Island: Lust For Gold Having been thoroughly seduced by her fiancé’s older brother, Jack, Lucy Wordsworth finds herself in a moral dilemma when his brother, Samuel, returns. To compound matters, gold-seeking pirates attack, and Lucy is taken by the sexy, yet sadistic pirate captain, Erik Fallen. As he punishes her lush, young body, she experiences a realm of pleasure she never dreamed possible. Siren Island: Kidnapped After being kidnapped by hostile natives from a neighboring island, Lucy finds herself in the clutches of sex cannibals, who use women in ritualistic ceremonies. Our plucky heroine succumbs to the charms of the native chief, but disaster strikes when his jealous wife commits cold-blooded murder. Lucy must make the ultimate sacrifice to save the women and secure her happiness. ..”.a Victorian era prim and proper young lady who finds herself unexpectedly and forcefully brought into a world that brings about her sexual awakening. And typical of Virginia Wade, it is a world of VERY imaginative sex that this proper young lady finds herself hurled into.” -Natalia Darque, Author of “Breeding Mom and Daughter”

The Sins of the Wolf

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well suited for the task: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady in delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester’s simple job takes a grave turn when Mrs. Farraline dies during the night. And when a postmortem examination of the body reveals a lethal dose of medicine, Hester is charged with murder–punishable by execution.This notorious case presents detective William Monk with a daunting task: find a calculating killer among the prominent and coolly unassailable Farraline clan–and try to save Hester from the gallows.

Sinner Takes All

How does a girl go from being a shy, awkward bookworm to the biggest porn star in the world? In *Sinner Takes All*, Tera Patrick reveals all, including: her career as an international model; losing her virginity at fourteen to a thirtysomething photographer; learning oral sex techniques backstage at a Guns N’ Roses concert; having an orgy with a team of firefighters; her unglamorous job in a nursing home; her first forays into the adult movie business; and how, with her husband’s help, she launched her own multimillion-dollar empire.
Along the way, she dishes on the emotional side of being Tera Patrick, writing candidly about her battles with depression and anxiety. She also discusses finding true love and building a healthy marriage, achievements that many consider to be impossible in the world of porn. Featuring hundreds of photos, plus diary pages and scintillating sidebars, *Sinner Takes All* takes the tell-all to raunchy new heights.

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Sinner

**Nothing is what it seems…not even me. **

Preparing for war, especially against supernaturals like those of the Council, means getting your hands dirty, *if *you want to win. Everybody knows that I am no stranger to games and deception. I’m not afraid to lie, or cheat, or manipulate. Unfortunately, as days pass and deep, dark secrets come to light, I’m realising that my best just might not be enough.

Giving up is not an option. That means that I’m going to have to sin heavier than ever…

Singing in the Shrouds

Singing in the Shrouds (Roderick Alleyn Series #20) by Ngaio Marsh
The good ship Cape Farewell is steaming out to sea, with a passenger-list and crew fairly littered with the shifty, the twitchy, the peculiar, and the up-to-no-good. Arguably the up-to-no-goodest is a strangler with a romantic streak: He likes to leave his ladies with a flower and a charming little song. Alleyn boards the Cape at Portsmouth, determined that no one else is going to get strangled on his watch.

Sinful Southern Ink

Jed Weston is a tall, hard country boy with dangerous cowboy charm and piercings in all the right places. As Abigail’s employee in her tattoo and piercing shop, he’s kept things between them on a strictly professional level. Until Abigail’s violent past catches up with her and she seeks his comfort—comfort that leads to an intense emotional and sexual connection neither can ignore.Jed’s jealous ex-girlfriend, a nosy reporter, and a potential father-in-law in prison won’t keep him from the woman who makes him hard at the very sight of her. Nothing will keep Jed Weston from catching—and keeping—the woman he loves.
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Sinful Redemption

Sam had always thought she would live out her years trapped with the Reservation with the other mystics. When she finds herself outside the walls, she knows her life has been transformed. She reaches the nearest city where she finds she not alone—Mystics abound throughout the enormous city of Chicago.
The only question is: did she jump from the frying pan into the fire?

Simply Italian

The very best of Italian cooking with Michela, Romina and Emanuela in At Home with the Chiappa Sisters. ‘Wales and Italy, family and food: for us, these four things are inextricably linked and at the root of our upbringing…

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Simplifying JavaScript

The best modern JavaScript is simple, readable, and predictable. Learn to write modern JavaScript not by memorizing a list of new syntax, but with practical examples of how syntax changes can make code more expressive. Starting from variable declarations that communicate intention clearly, see how modern principles can improve all parts of code. Incorporate ideas with curried functions, array methods, classes, and more to create code that does more with less while yielding fewer bugs.
It’s time to write JavaScript code that’s clean and exprssive. Modern JavaScript is simpler and more predictable and readable than ever. Discover how to write better code with clear examples using principles that show how updated syntax can make code better with fewer bugs.
Starting from the ground up, learn new syntax (or how to reuse older syntax) to transform code from clunky bug-susceptible scripts to clear and elegant programs that are easy to read and easy to extend.
Create a foundation for readable code with simple variable declarations that reduce side effects and subtle bugs. Select collections with clear goals instead of defaulting to objects or arrays. See how to simplify iterations from complex loops to single line array methods. Master techniques for writing flexible and solid code ranging from high-order functions, to reusableclasses, to patterns for architecting large applications creating applications that will last while through rounds of refactoring and changing requirements.
The best part is there’s no need to read this book straight through. Jump around and incorporate new functionality at will. Most importantly, understand not just what the new syntax is, but when and how to use it. Start writing better code from the first page.
**What You Need:**
For the best experience, have the latest version of Node installed (at least version 7). You can test most examples in the console of Chrome or other modern web browser. If you’d like to run the tests, you’ll also need to install the latest version of Node Package Manager (npm).
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Simple Matters

*Simplify your home, health, and lifestyle with the help of Scandinavian minimalist sensation, Jenny Mustard.*
In a beautiful collection of essays, *Simple Matters* challenges readers to simplify their life by prioritizing emotional and physical health, curating a personal style, and pursuing one’s dreams.
Jenny Mustard has created a unique lifestyle book that taps into the ever-increasing human longing for less clutter and more meaning, be it at home, at work, or in our relationships. By encouraging readers to make their surroundings a little more lovely, to simplify eating habits and wardrobe, to travel with purpose and ease, and to discover what they truly want to dream about and focus on, Jenny provides the inspiration to curate one’s everyday life into something simple, realistic, and utterly enjoyable.
Simultaneously inspirational and aspirational, Jenny’s content is positive, personal, and inclusive–42 essays cover everything from simple kitchen staples, the art of the travel plan, indulgent eating, addiction, failure as a road to success, the makings of a happy relationship, the red thread, building a career, and the Scandinavian way at home.
**Jenny Mustard** is a minimalist YouTube sensation, fashion blogger, lifestyle influencer, and a vegan food, travel, and design lover. She has worked with prestigious brands and well-known social media personalities, and has been featured in magazines and online articles all over the world. Together with her fiance and business partner David, she also runs the morning show YouTube channel The Mustards, as well as a popular podcast of the same name. She is a Swede living in Berlin, by way of London. You can find her at JennyMustard.com

Simple Genius

In a world of secrets, human genius is power.
And sometimes it is simply deadly…
A three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world’s most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy. Now a man and a woman are about to run a gauntlet between these two puzzle factories, straight into a furious struggle to exploit a potentially world-shattering discovery–and keep some other secrets underwraps forever…
Former secret service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious ina hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the mutder of a scientist just inside the CIA’s razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia.
Soon he is uncovering layer after layer of disinformation that shields a stunning world filled with elite mathematics, physicists, war heroes, spies, and deadly field agents. Amid more murder, a seemingly autistic girl’s extraordinary genius, and a powerful breakthrough in the realm of classified codes, Sean soon learns enough to put his life at risk. Now more than ever, he needs Michelle–at her best–to help stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.
From Michelle’s courageous struggle to defeat her long-buried personal demons to a centuries-old secret that surfaces in the heat of action, SIMPLE GENIUS pulses with stunning, high-intensity suspense. The heroes of Split Second and Hour Game, David Baldacci’s #1 New York Times bestsellers, are back–as you’ve never seen them before.

Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

Simians, Cyborgs and Women is a powerful collection of ten essays written between 1978 and 1989. Although on the surface, simians, cyborgs and women may seem an odd threesome, Haraway describes their profound link as creatures which have had a great destabilizing place in Western evolutionary technology and biology. Throughout this book, Haraway analyzes accounts, narratives, and stories of the creation of nature, living organisms, and cyborgs. At once a social reality and a science fiction, the cyborg–a hybrid of organism and machine–represents transgressed boundaries and intense fusions of the nature/culture split. By providing an escape from rigid dualisms, the cyborg exists in a post-gender world, and as such holds immense possibilities for modern feminists. Haraway’s recent book, Primate Visions, has been called outstanding, original, and brilliant, by leading scholars in the field. (First published in 1991.)