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Shutter Island

SUMMARY: The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new ­partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple-murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades—with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is remotely what it seems.

The Shrinking Man

While on a boating holiday, Scott Carey is exposed to a cloud of radioactive spray. A few weeks later, following a series of medical examinations, he can no longer deny the extraordinary truth. Not only is he losing weight, he is also shorter than he was. Scott Carey has begun to shrink.
Richard Matheson’s novel follows through its premise with remorseless logic, with Carey first attempting to continue some kind of normal life and later having left human contact behind, having to survive in a world where insects and spiders are giant adversaries. And even that is only a stage on his journey into the unknown.
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Showtime

**The New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness delivers the first all-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professional sports’ most-revered**-**and dominant**-**dynasties.**

The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning with the arrival of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the number-one overall pick of the 1979 draft, the Lakers played basketball with gusto and pizzazz, unleashing their famed “Showtime” run-and-gun style on a league unprepared for their speed and ferocity-and became the most captivating show in sports and, arguably, in all-around American entertainment. The Lakers’ roster overflowed with exciting all-star-caliber players, including center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and they were led by the incomparable Pat Riley, known for his slicked-back hair, his Armani suits, and his arrogant strut. Hollywood’s biggest celebrities lined the court and gorgeous women flocked to the arena. Best of all, the team was a winner. Between 1980 and 1991, the Lakers played in an unmatched nine NBA championship series, capturing five of them.
Bestselling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman draws from almost three hundred interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers’ epic Showtime era. A dazzling account of one of America’s greatest sports sagas, Showtime is packed with indelible characters, vicious rivalries, and jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes stories of the players’ decadent Hollywood lifestyles. From the Showtime era’s remarkable rise to its tragic end-marked by Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he had contracted HIV-Showtime is a gripping narrative of sports, celebrity, and 1980s-style excess.

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Showdown

**An Old West adventure in the time travel series from the “masterful” national bestselling author of Lucasfilm’s Alien Chronicles (*Extrapolations*).**

Unable to return to the twenty-sixth century, historian and time traveler Noel Kedran struggles to repair the sabotage that keeps him ensnared in time’s web. His evil twin Leon, created by the anomaly, works just as hard to prevent Noel from escaping the trap. Each attempt to go home lands Noel and Leon in a different era. Now, they’re in the New Mexico territory in the year 1887—a harsh desert land plagued by lawless bandit raids, border wars, and fierce Apaches.

Although determined to preserve the fabric of history, Noel soon finds himself involved with the perils facing a ranching family. The ranch has been burned and a young girl abducted. If Noel can’t find a way to rescue her, the altered time stream will change the future forever. That’s exactly what Leon is hoping for. Which means that sooner or later, the two of them must have a showdown.

“Chester is a world class fantasist.” —*The Best Reviews*

Showdown

Feisty Milly Lockwood Groves is stuck at her parents stud farm, her dream of making it as a jockey in tatters. Forbidden from riding after an accident, Milly must watch her odious brother Jasper pursuing the career she so badly wanted.
Then devastatingly attractive Bobby Cameron arrives. Last in the line of an old cowboy family and heir to the Highwood ranch in California, he has every woman on the racing circuit swooning. When he offers Milly the chance to work on his ranch, she jumps at the opportunity. Will it be the answer to her prayers? Or far more than she bargained for…?
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A Shot to Die for

In this fourth title in the Ellie Foreman mystery series, the Chicago documentary filmmaker finds herself in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Returning from a video shoot at the Lodge, a newly renovated, upscale resort, Ellie befriends a woman who claims her ride abandoned her at a highway rest stop. But Ellie’s kindness is brutally cut short when a pickup truck pulls up, the rear window opens, and the woman is shot dead. Even with her history of sleuthing, Ellie is not eager to get involved. Then the victims’s family arrives and begs for information. When the second shooting occurs, Ellie decides to poke around on her own. She is soon drawn into the history of a wealthy and prominent family, deeply rooted in a magnificent mansion on the shores of the lake, and surrounded by an elaborate web of lies, murder, and family secrets that have plagued both them and the town for years-secrets that now place Ellie in the crosshairs of a killer.
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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

SUMMARY: There are two sides to every story… Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers. In *A Short History of Nearly Everything*, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It’s a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, “…how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also what happened in between and since.” This is, in short, a tall order.
To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world’s most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology, chemisty, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics and see if there isn’t some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. His interest is not simply to discover*what* we know but to find out *how* we know it. How do we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath the surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?
On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish personalities ever to ask a hard question. In their company, he undertakes a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only this superb writer can render it. Science has never been more involving, and the world we inhabit has never been fuller of wonder and delight.
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**Recensie(s)**

Mr Bryson has a natural gift for clear and vivid expression. I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written * Sunday Telegraph * A fascinating idea, and I can’t think of many writers, other than Bryson, who would do it this well. It’s the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists. And the famous, slightly cynical humour is always there * Evening Standard * A genuinely useful and readable book. There is a phenomenal amount of fascinating information packed between its covers … A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again * Daily Express * Of course, there are people much better qualified than Bill Bryson to attempt a project of this magnitude. None of them, however, can write fluent Brysonese, which, as pretty much the entire Western reading public now knows, is an appealing mixture of self-deprecation, wryness and punnery * Spectator * The very book I have been looking for most of my life… Bryson wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good jokes * Daily Mail *
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Short Circuits

Lambda-nominated author Dorien Grey (The Dick Hardesty Mysteries, The Elliott Smith Mysteries) knows more than just how to write a great murder novel. He’s also had amazing life experiences in the military and around the world. Here, for the first time, are the collected blog and journal writings of this prolific author. As Grey notes, “Sometimes things are more clearly seen through the eyes of others.” The hope is that the reader will see similarities to his/her own life, and recognize the commonality of the human condition.
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Shogun

**SOON TO BE AN FX LIMITED SERIES • A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life. All brought together in an extraordinary saga aflame with passion, conflict, ambition, and the struggle for power.**
Here is the world-famous novel of Japan that is the earliest book in James Clavell’s masterly Asian saga. Set in the year 1600, it tells the story of a bold English pilot whose ship was blown ashore in Japan, where he encountered two people who were to change his life: a warlord with his own quest for power, and a beautiful interpreter torn between two ways of life and two ways of love.

The principal figures are John Blackthorne, whose dream it is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, to wrest control of the trade between Japan and China from Portuguese, and to return home a man of wealth and position; Toranaga, the most powerful feudal lord in Japan, who strives and schemes to seize ultimate power by becoming Shogun—the Supreme Military Dictator—and to unite the warring samurai fiefdoms under his own masterly and farsighted leadership; and the Lady Mariko, a Catholic convert whose conflicting loyalties to the Church and her country are compounded when she falls in love with Blackthorne, the barbarian intruder.

In dramatizing how a Westerner, the representative man of his time, comes to be altered by his exposure to an alien culture, Mr. Clavell provides a spellbinding depiction of a nation seething with violence and intrigue as it moves from the medieval world to the modern.
**Praise for Shogun**
“I can’t remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. . . . It’s not only something you read—you live it.”**—New York Times Book Review**

“Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking touching human relationships . . . a climactic human story.”**—Los Angeles Times**

“A tale surging with action, intrigue and love . . . a huge cast . . . vast and dramatic . . . stunning . . . savage . . . beautiful . . . an extraordinary performance.”**—Publishers Weekly**

“Exciting, totally absorbing…be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended.”**—Philadelphia Inquirer**
**Recensie(s)**

‘My bet for the most satisfyingly popular novel of the year … It has power, it has violence, subtlety and lots, lots more … Clavell never puts a foot wrong … Get it, read it, you’ll enjoy it mightily’ — Daily Mirror ‘SHOGUN is a huge exotic, blood-stained canvas of sixteenth century but still medieval Japan, rival warlords and proselytising Jesuits, geishas, seppuku, samurai with the death-with and a shipwrecked Elizabethan’ — Guardian ‘Mr Clavell tells his story brilliantly’ — The Times ‘One of the great page turners of all time’ — Good Book Guide 20020208 ‘I can’t remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. It’s irresistable, maybe unforgettable. Clavell … creates a world so enveloping you forget who and where you are’ — New York Times 20020208
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Shoggoths in Bloom

Short fiction from Elizabeth Bear, recipient of the “John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.” Includes her Hugo- and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award-winning “Tideline” and Hugo-winning novelette, “Shoggoths in Bloom,” as well as an original, never-published story. A World Fantasy, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick nominee, Bear is one of speculative fiction’s most acclaimed, respected, and prolific authors.
**Content**
Tideline
Sonny Liston Takes the Fall
Sounding
The Something-Dreaming Game
The Cold Blacksmith
In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns
Orm the Beautiful
The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe
Love Among the Talus
Cryptic Coloration
The Ladies
Shoggoths in Bloom
The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder
Dolly
Gods of the Forge
Annie Webber
The Horrid Glory of Its Wings
Confessor
The Leavings of the Wolf
The Death of Terrestrial Radio

The Shoggoth Secret – Lovecraftian Erotica

Please Note: This story is Graphic. See end of description for details.
Jacob Harnon is playing hooky. His life is eaten up with college classes and work so he needs the down time.
As he wanders the woods near his rural New Hampshire town, he’s lured in by the last remaining remnant of a long forgotten, shape-shifting race. When the shifter offers to fulfill all of Jacob’s dreams, he frees it.
Women, money, women, all the sex he wants, women, power … Jacob is offered all this and more and the price is cheap. All he needs to do is nothing and by his inaction betray the human race.
Note: This story contains graphic kinky sex, body alteration, and more strangeness.
This story is approximately 31,000 words.
DRM Free

The Shoggoth Secret – Lovecraftian Erotica (English Edition)

Please Note: This story is Graphic. See end of description for details.
Jacob Harnon is playing hooky. His life is eaten up with college classes and work so he needs the down time.
As he wanders the woods near his rural New Hampshire town, he’s lured in by the last remaining remnant of a long forgotten, shape-shifting race. When the shifter offers to fulfill all of Jacob’s dreams, he frees it.
Women, money, women, all the sex he wants, women, power … Jacob is offered all this and more and the price is cheap. All he needs to do is nothing and by his inaction betray the human race.
Note: This story contains graphic kinky sex, body alteration, and more strangeness.
This story is approximately 31,000 words.
DRM Free
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Please Note: This story is Graphic. See end of description for details.
Jacob Harnon is playing hooky. His life is eaten up with college classes and work so he needs the down time.
As he wanders the woods near his rural New Hampshire town, he’s lured in by the last remaining remnant of a long forgotten, shape-shifting race. When the shifter offers to fulfill all of Jacob’s dreams, he frees it.
Women, money, women, all the sex he wants, women, power … Jacob is offered all this and more and the price is cheap. All he needs to do is nothing and by his inaction betray the human race.
Note: This story contains graphic kinky sex, body alteration, and more strangeness.
This story is approximately 31,000 words.
DRM Free

Shock Wave

SUMMARY: A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic…A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius…A Devastating New Technology…NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt’s investigation leads him to Maeve’s estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett’s ruthless plans — before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives!

The Shiva Option

**The Barnes & Noble Review**
David Weber and Steve White’s popular Starfire military science fiction series (*Insurrection, Crusade,* and *In Death Ground*), which takes place in the Starfire role-playing game universe, continues in *The Shiva Option*.
After the events of Operation Pesthouse, the “most overwhelming disaster in the history of the Terran Federation Navy,” humankind and its alien allies must regroup to fight the carnivorous Arachnids, seemingly unstoppable invaders bent on galactic domination — and consumption.
The Arachnids (more commonly referred to as Bugs) are easy to hate. Reminiscent of Robert A. Heinlein’s *Starship Trooper* insectoid antagonists, they are relentless, merciless killing machines. “The radially symmetrical being bore neither relation nor resemblance to any Terran lifeform. But the six upward-angled limbs surrounding and supporting the central pod, the whole covered with coarse black hair, made it easy to see why the term ‘arachnid’ had been applied. Those limbs rose to pronounced ‘knuckles’ well above the central pod before angling downward once more, and two other limbs ended in ‘hands’ of four mutually opposable ‘fingers’ while above the eight limbs were eight stalked eyes, evenly spaced around the pod’s circumference. And if all that hadn’t been sufficient to show that this thing had evolved from nothing that ever lived on Old Terra, there was the mouth — a wide gash low in the body-pod, filled with lampreylike rows of teeth and lined with wiggling tentacles. Everyone present knew what those tentacles were for: to hold living prey immobilized for ingestion.”
In this, the Fourth Interstellar War, humankind has joined together in a Grand Alliance with several other alien races (including the catlike Orions) in a desperate attempt to defeat the swarming Arachnids once and for all. Together, the races try to figure out a way to stop wave after wave of attacking Bug spacecraft armed to the teeth with antimatter missiles and warheads.
But when the Federation Fleet finds one of the Arachnids’ home worlds (Home Hive Three) and destroys it using overwhelming force and the element of surprise, a flaw in the Bugs’ defense is discovered. When thousands of “civilian” Bugs are killed en masse, their communication system throughout the whole system is temporarily slowed and the ships are aimless without instructions. But with the Bugs’ superior numbers and very quick learning curve, will the Alliance be able to capitalize on this weakness?
Long forgotten in the epic galactic war is Fleet Survey Flotilla 19, believed destroyed in Operation Pesthouse years earlier. Rear Admiral Aileen Sommers and the rest of her crew have been missing for five and a half years. After fleeing through a warp point into the unknown, the humans thought they were safe. But the Bugs tracked the fleet down and were in the process of wiping them out when they were attacked and destroyed by a mysterious force — a new alien race with new technology! Will Sommers and her new friends (the Star Union of Crucis) be able to get back in time to help the Alliance before the Bugs defeat them?
The role-playing game origins of this series are evident in this novel. The Starfire universe is filled with warp points — shortcuts to other systems — which make military strategies even more complex. The discovery of a warp point into the Bugs’ Home Hive One, for instance, is a huge break for the Alliance — that is, if it isn’t another trap.
Hard-core military science fiction fans will thoroughly enjoy this series: There’s literally nonstop action, great subplots involving the tenuous relationships between humans and other races in the Grand Alliance, and an enemy that you can’t help but despise. *(Paul Goat Allen)*

Shipstar

When a landing party is sent to find out why, the Shipstar is on the same trajectory as a human party, half of the group is captured, the other half must go on the run from the bizarre inhabitants. The free group must find a way off of the object and back to their vessel. In the course of their attempt, however, they will uncover the secrets of the Shipstar—secrets that will forever upend their understanding of the universe, and mankind’s place in it.