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Secret Agent

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed ancestor of a long series of twentieth-century novels and films which explore the confused motives that lie
at the heart of political terrorism. In its use of powerful psychological insight to intensify narrative suspense, it set the terms by which subsequent
works in its genre were created. Conrad was the first novelist to discover the strange in-between territory of the political exile, and his genius was
such that we still have no truer map of that region’s moral terrain than his story of a terrorist plot and its tragic consequences for the guilty and
innocent alike.

(source: Bol.com)

Second Variety

Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick’s works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works.This collection includes all of the writer’s earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include Second Variety, Foster, You’re Dead and The Father-Thing, and many others.
“A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection.” — Kirkus
“The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring.” — The Washington Post
“More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people’s minds.” — Wall Street Journal

The Second Generation

Years have passed since the end of the War of the Lance. The people of Ansalon have rebuilt their lives, their houses, their families. The Companions of the Lance, too, have returned to their homes, raising children and putting the days of their heroic deeds behind them.
But peace on Krynn comes at a price. The forces of darkness are ever vigilant, searching for ways to erode the balance of power and take control. When subtle changes begin to permeate the fragile peace, new lives are drawn into the web of fate woven around all the races. The time has come to pass the sword—or the staff—to the children of the Lance.
They are the Second Generation.
An all-new audiobook edition of a classic Dragonlance novel.
This audiobook of five novellas bridges the gap between the Chronicles and Legends trilogies and*Dragons of Summer Flame*. While detailing their adventures, *The Second Generation* also sets up key events and characters in future Dragonlance novels.
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Second Foundation

So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule’s mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl, seemed to have the answer– or did she?

The Second Draeken War BIG Boxed Set

This BIG boxed set contains ten books across three series, The Master Thief, The Second Draeken War, and the Warsworn. Compiled for the first time into one set, this omnibus edition includes character crossovers and legacies, where one event impacts the fate of a different series. The thief, the warrior, and the hero, all have a hand in the war.
The Master Thief Description:
The Thieves Guild is renowned for their ability to steal anything. Its elite members have robbed nobles of wealth, reputation, and even their honor. The Guildmaster rules them with brutality and fear, yet his name and past are a mystery. From the depths of the Evermist swamp he seeks a master thief, one who can help him reclaim his lost power.
Young and brash, Jack Myst has drawn the Guildmaster’s attention. His feats mark his potential, but his audacity and cunning make him dangerous. After years of preparation an invitation from the guild is exactly what he desires. When he gets it his hunt begins, and there is nothing he cannot steal.
Even the Guildmaster’s secret.
The Second Draeken War Description:
The assassination of heroes was once a warning—for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously vanished, leaving terrified survivors . . . and rumors. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes once more, and the ultimate army has already been unleashed.
The only hope lies in destroying the source—before all life is extinguished. Fate has chosen Elseerian for the impossible feat, but as he embarks on the harrowing journey the invasion must be delayed. With time as their only weapon against extinction, the elves issue a desperate call . . . for every race to ally. Facing annihilation, many will realize that survival lies in unity, courage sleeps in ordinary citizens, and average people can turn the tide of war.
The Warsworn Description:
Forged for combat, the rock trolls have no equal. They train from birth, endure brutal conditioning, and mark their skin with every kill. They have become the very flesh of war, but their history of honor has been forgotten. Now a bounty has been issued, one which calls for the extermination of their race. To survive they must awaken to what they have lost, before their enemies begin to gather.
Born in the midst of a bloody conflict, Tryton bears a heart of peace. His talent will command respect, but his nature is the true weapon. To wield it he must rise to lead them all—without sacrificing his soul. The fate of his people lies with him, but the seeds of destruction have already been sown.
And the harvest has come.

The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach: Three Short Novels of the Malazan Empire

The necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach – reapers of the souls of the living, devourers of hope and modest personifications of evil – have a lot to answer for And answer they will. But first they must lie, murder and cheat their way through three more escapades in some of the more deprived fringes and impoverished communities of the Malazan Empire. Much to the shame of their long-suffering general factotum, Emancipoor Reese . . .Here then – for readers’ delectation and entertainment – are those escapades, namely the novellas The Crack’d Pot Trail, The Wurms of Blearmouth and The Fiends of Nightmaria . . .

Season of Storms

**Geralt the Witcher-revered and ****hated-holds the line against ****the monsters plaguing humanity ****in this NYT bestselling series ****that inspired the blockbuster ****Witcher videogames. Soon to ****be a major Netflix series.**
Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher – two swords, steel and silver.
But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering.
The season of storms is coming…
**Witcher collections**The Last WishSword of Destiny
**Witcher novels**Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by David French
(source: Bol.com)

The Search

**A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 *New York Times *bestseller from Nora Roberts.
**To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help.
As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands…
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A thrilling read that leaves you wanting more (***** THE SUN*)
American writer Nora Roberts is the most-borrowed adult fiction author in Irish libraries, and her latest, The Search, sucks you in right from the off with a page-turning mix of romance and impending tragedy’ IRISH INDEPENDENT (*’Roberts blends romance, crime, sex, drama and escapism in this page-turner IMAGE MAGAZINE*)
Drama and romance mingle with beautiful scenery and Robert s’ easy, relaxing style is perfect escapism. Like the best of guilty pleasures, warm a cup of hot chocolate, rug up and enjoy this all afternoon and into the evening’ WEST AUSTRALIAN (*’A genuinely gripping ride’ AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY*)
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* A compelling new women’s drama from the internationally bestselling author
* Nora Roberts – fall into her grip and she’ll never let you go

Sealing the Deal

Toby Garland understands contracts. As the best contract negotiator in the city, he’s built his life and his livelihood around his ability to push through any contract and seal any deal. All that amounts to nothing when Hudson Scott, the man he’s been fantasising about for the last three months, offers him a BDSM slave contract in the middle of an office party.
Faced with the most important negotiation he will ever undertake, all Toby has to do is think clearly and treat it like any other contract he’s worked on. But it’s not that simple. This isn’t just any contract. Hudson isn’t just any dominant. And thinking clearly through a sea of arousal and submission has never been Toby’s strongest point.

Sea swept

SUMMARY: In the first volume in a trilogy about the Quinns, three brothers from the Maryland shore, Cameron, a champion boat racer, returns home at the behest of his dying father to care for Seth, a troubled young boy. Reissue.

Sea of Rust

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic “robot western” from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.
It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—One World Intelligence—the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality—their personality—for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts; solo machines wandering among various underground outposts who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was once our world.
One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity. As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories—and nearly unbearable guilt.
*Sea of Rust* is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

The Sea of Monsters

SUMMARY: You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. You mortals can’t even see the monsters we have to fight all the time. So when a game of dodgeball turned into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, I couldn’t exactly ask my gym teacher for help. And that was just for starters. This is the one where Camp Half Blood is undernbsp;attack, and unless I get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones. Can Percy survive the treacherous Sea of Monstersnbsp;and restore order to Half-Blood Hill?

Sea of Fire

A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea in the Western Pacific, setting off alarms halfway around the world in Washington, D.C. Traces of radiation are found on the man, causing Australian officials to call in Op-Center for a top-secret investigation of nuclear disposal sites. When an empty drum from a recent drop-off is discovered near where the pirate’s ship was destroyed, the Op-Center team comes to a terrifying conclusion: A multinational corporation hired to dispose of nuclear waste is selling it instead-to a most unlikely terrorist…              

Scritti Esistenzialisti

La raccolta degli scritti teoretici del filosofo Nicola Abbagnano (1901 – 1990) è stata pubblicata con il titolo di Scritti esistenzialisti e curata da Bruno Maiorca, studioso di filosofia contemporanea. Oggi esce per Utet in formato digitale, completa di apparato critico integrato tramite collegamenti ipertestuali.

Screwtape letters ; with, Screwtape proposes a toast

SUMMARY: In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life. “Excellent for Homeschool Use”

Screwjack: A Short Story

SUMMARY: In 1991, Hunter S. Thompson published, numbered, and signed just three hundred and twenty-six copies of Screwjack, a slim, thirty-eight-page volume featuring three screwball stories. The books, particularly the twenty-six leather-bound copies (one for each letter of the alphabet), became instant collector’s items, and before long, used editions were selling for up to one thousand dollars. Now, with this innovatively designed trade edition, fans can enjoy these much sought-after stories — and more — without breaking the bank. A compilation of quintessentially outrageous and extravagant Thompson tales, Screwjack and Other Stories makes for a truly amazing read. “Mesolito,” previously published in Songs of the Doomed, is a trippy account of a long wait in a Los Angeles hotel while high on speed and mescaline. “Death of a Poet” relates a visit to a friend’s trailer home that takes a number of bizarre twists before ending in violence. “Screwjack,” the third and final tale in the collector’s edition, shares the gritty details of a sexual escapade between Thompson and his black tomcar. Featuring, as an additional bonus, two new stories tha