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The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

SUMMARY: A priceless treasure for collectors and fans, “The Harlequin Tea Set” brings together nine brilliant Christie stories that have remained long out of print–until now. Featuring beloved Christie detectives such as Hercule Poirot and Mr. Harley Quin, as well as new characters, these stories will charm and fascinate the millions of Christie fans around the world.

The Hades Factor

SUMMARY: An unknown doomsday virus has claimed the lives of four people – including the fiancee of Covert One’s Lt. Col. Jon Smith. Devastated and enraged, Smith uncovers evidence that this was no accident; someone out there has the virus and the pandemic that threatens millions of lives was planned…Not knowing who to trust or where to turn, Smith assembles a private team to fight against the deadly virus. As the death toll mounts, the quest leads them to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth. And Smith and his team must hunt down a genius determined to destroy them.

The gunslinger

SUMMARY: The foundation of the epic Dark Tower series This heroic fantasy, set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations-The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. SUMMARY: The foundation of the epic Dark Tower series This heroic fantasy, set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations-The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend.

The great hunt

SUMMARY: The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen. THE WHEEL OF TIME Book One: “The Eye of the World”Book Two: “The Great Hunt”Book Three: “The Dragon Reborn”Book Four: “The Shadow Rising”Book Five: “The Fires of Heaven”Book Six: “Lord of Chaos”Book Seven: “A Crown of Swords”Book Eight: “The Path of Daggers”Book Nine: “Winter’s Heart”Book Ten: “Crossroads of Twilight”

The Great Gatsby

EDITORIAL REVIEW: With an Introduction and Notes by Guy Reynolds, University of Kent at Canterbury. Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the “roaring twenties”, and a devastating expose of the “Jazz Age”. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick’s cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

The graveyard book

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family. . . . Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his *New York Times* bestselling modern classic *Coraline*. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

The God Delusion

SUMMARY: In his sensational international bestseller, the preeminent scientist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins delivers a hard-hitting, impassioned, but humorous rebuttal of religious belief. With rigor and wit, Dawkins eviscerates the arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of the existence of a supreme being. He makes a compelling case that faith is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. In a preface written for the paperback edition, Dawkins responds to some of the controversies the book has incited. This brilliantly argued, provocative book challenges all of us to test our beliefs, no matter what beliefs we hold.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson?s internationally best-selling trilogy**Lisbeth Salander?the heart of Larsson?s two previous novels?lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She?s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she?ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge?against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

The Girl They Sold to the Moon

Eighteen-year-old Tilly Breedlove’s father has sold her into a form of modern day slavery on Luna—the Tranquility Harbor Mining Company, 240,000 miles from home. Family Trade and Loan, an unscrupulous company, is more than willing to take her on and exploit her talent. Forced to be an exotic dancer, she performs risqué shows for the filthy but filthy rich ore miners—a far cry from her classical and modern dance training. If she isn’t resisting obscene advances from bearded “Prairie Dogs”, she’s fending off jealous head-liner acts who view her as a threat to their status—and when those jealous showgirls say “break a leg”, they aim to cause it. The only reprieve she finds in this shop of horrors is a few close ward friends, a sympathetic dance coach, and Buddy Gunner Bell who just might become the love of her life. It’s just enough to stem her psychological meltdown.

The Gathering Storm

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready. The final volume of the Wheel of Time, *A Memory of Light,* was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, *New York Times* bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor—his wife, Harriet McDougal—to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presents *The Gathering Storm* as the first of three novels that will make up *A Memory of Light.* This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era. In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward—wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders—his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself. Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower—and possibly the world itself. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

The Future of the Mind

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.

The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world–all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. One day we might have a “smart pill” that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and…

The Fountains of Paradise

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Vannemar Morgans dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all timea 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

The Forever War

### Amazon.com Review
In the 1970s Joe Haldeman approached more than a dozen different publishers before he finally found one interested in *The Forever War*. The book went on to win both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, although a large chunk of the story had been cut out before it saw publication. Now Haldeman and Avon Books have released the definitive version of *The Forever War* , published for the first time as Haldeman originally intended. The book tells the timeless story of war, in this case a conflict between humanity and the alien Taurans. Humans first bumped heads with the Taurans when we began using collapsars to travel the stars. Although the collapsars provide nearly instantaneous travel across vast distances, the relativistic speeds associated with the process means that time passes slower for those aboard ship. For William Mandella, a physics student drafted as a soldier, that means more than 27 years will have passed between his first encounter with the Taurans and his homecoming, though he himself will have aged only a year. When Mandella finds that he can’t adjust to Earth after being gone so long from home, he reenlists, only to find himself shuttled endlessly from battle to battle as the centuries pass. *–Craig E. Engler*
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“To say that *The Forever War* is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is, for all its techno-extrapolative brilliance, as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I’ve read.”
— **William Gibson** , author of _Neuromancer, Spook Country
_”There are a handful of moments when an American science fiction novel abruptly and seemingly effortlessly satisfied every possible expectation conveyed not only by the genre’s ambitions, but of those of the whole literary landscape with which it was contemporary: Sturgeon’s *More Than Human* , Dick’s *The Man In The High Castle* , LeGuin’s *Dispossessed* , Gibson’s *Neuromancer*. *The Forever War* is one such book, and like those others still carries with it that air of recognition and possibility.”
— **Jonathan Lethem** , author of _Gun With Occcasional Music, Fortress of Solitude
_”Perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam . .  . Haldeman, a veteran, is a flat-out visionary . . . and protagonist William Mandella’s attempt to survive and remain human in the face of an absurd almost endless war is harrowing hilarious heartbreaking and true  . . . like all the best works of literature THE FOREVER WAR takes you apart and then, before you can turn that last page, puts you back together: better, wiser, more human.  Simply extraordinary.”
— **Junot Diaz** , Pulitzer Prize winning author of _The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
_”If there was a Fort Knox for Science Fiction writers, we’d have to lock Joe Haldeman up.”
— **Stephen King** , author of _The Shining, The Dead Zone, The Stand
*”* The Forever War_ is not just a great Science Fiction novel, it’s a great Vietnam war novel – and a great war novel, without qualification- that is also Science Fiction.  A classic to grace either genre.”
— **Iain M. Banks** , author of _Use of Weapons, The Player of Games, Matter
_”FOREVER WAR is brilliant–one of the most influential war novels of our time. That it happens to be set in the future only broadens and enhances its message.”
— **Greg Bear** , author of _Moving Mars, Eon, The Forge of God
_“A parable whose lessons are needful learning once more.”
— **John Scalzi** , author of _Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, Zoe’s Tale
_”I first read this twenty years ago and have never forgotten the wonder and fury it kindled at the time.  Anyone who talks about the glory of war has obviously never read it.  A beautifully detailed and intensely personal account of a conflict which lasts for over a thousand years, as told by one grunt who lives through it all.  Only a writer as skillfull and knowledgeable as Haldeman could use war’s dark glamour to lure the reader in and then deplou the sam fascination to show just what kind of effect this orchestrated barbarism can have on the human soul.”
— **Peter F. Hamilton** , author of _Pandora’s Star, Judas Unchained, The Dreaming Void
_“In a literature of ideas, *The Forever War* is a titan: a book filled with mind-bending ideas about relatavistic time-distortion and world-shaking ideas about the futility of war. In today’s world, where we think declaring war on abstract nouns like TERROR is a winning strategy, we need THE FOREVER WAR.”
— **Cory Doctorow** , author of _Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Little Brother X
_“It is to the Vietnam War what *Catch-22* was to World War II, the definitive, bleakly comic satire.”
— **Thomas M. Disch** , author of _Camp **Concentration** , 334
*”* The Forever War_ does what the very best science fiction does. It deals with extremes both societal and teleological; it places a frame around humankind’s place in the universe to show us what is outside the frame; and it functions simultaneously at the literal and metaphorical level.  Inarguably one of the genre’s great novels, it is also among the finest novels ever written about war.”
— **James Sallis** , author of *The Long Legged Fly, Drive, Cripple Creek*

The fires of heaven

SUMMARY: In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:. … Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al’Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine. … Into the Amyrlin’s study in the White Tower, where the Amyrlin, Flaida do Avriny a’Roihan, is weaving new plans. … Into Andor, where Siuan Sanche and her companions, including the false Dragon Logain, have been arrested for barn-burning. … Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. … Into the Queen’s court in Caemlyn, where Morgase is curiously in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril. For once the Dragon walks the land, the fires of heaven fall where they will, until all men’s lives are ablaze. And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs.

The Fifth Mountain

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A Struggle of the Spirit and a Search for the Truth ** Written with the same masterful prose and clarity of vision that made *The Alchemist* an international phenomenon, *The Fifth Mountain* is Paulo Coelho’s inspiring story of the Biblical prophet Elijah. In the ninth century B.C., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the prophets who refuse to seek safety in the land of Zarephath, where the unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence. In what is truly a literary milestone, Coelho gives a quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul-shattering trail of faith.

The Federalist papers

SUMMARY: The Federalist Papers–85 essays published in the winter of 1787-8 in the New York press–are some of the most crucial and defining documents in American political history, laying out the principles that still guide our democracy today. The three authors–Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay–were respectively the first Secretary of the Treasury, the fourth President, and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in American history. Each had played a crucial role in the events of the American Revolution, and their essays make a compelling case for a new and united nation, governed under a written Constitution that endures to this day. The Federalist Papers are an indispensable guide to the intentions of the founding fathers and a canonical text in the development of western political thought. This is the first edition to explain the many classical, mythological, and historical references in the text, and to pay full attention to the erudition of the three authors, which enabled them to place the infant American republic in a long tradition of self-governing states.Lawrence Goldman is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, St Peter’s College, Oxford. He is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British History, including Britain’s social and political relations with the United States.