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Cities Under Siege

In this short, highly readable book, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a condensation of the central ideas of The Modern World-System, his monumental study of capitalism as an integrated, historical entity. In developing an anatomy of capitalism over the past five centuries, Wallerstein provides one of the most coherent and succinct introductions tot he genesis of a global system of exploitation. Particular attention is focused on the emergence and development of a unified world market, and the concomitant international division of labor. Wallerstein argues forcefully, against the grain of much current opinion, that capitalism has brought about an actual, not merely relative, immiseration in the countries of the Third World. The economic and social problems of underdeveloped countries will remain unresolved as long as they remain located within a framework of world capitalism. Historical Capitalism is a welcome and stimulating synthesis of one of the most influential assessments of capitalism as a world-historic mode of production.
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Superb … Graham builds on the writings of Mike Davis and Naomi Klein who have attempted to expose the hidden corporate and military structures behind everyday life. Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times A rigorously researched, pioneering book packed with disturbing and at times astonishing information. Icon Sharp, lucid and elegant prose …Graham is consistently insightful and compelling. Cities Under Siege is an indispensable analysis of the dark fantasies that the military imagination is seeking to realise in the coming century. Red Pepper Roll over Jane Jacobs: here’s urban geography as it looks like through the eye of a Predator at 25,000 feet. A fundamental and very scary report from the global red zone. Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums Cities Under Siege is a detailed and intense forensics of new urban frontiers, laboratories of the extreme where experiments with new urban conditions are currently being undertaken. In this fascinating new work Steven Graham has created a novel concept of the city, looking at war as the limit condition of urbanity and calling for an alternative urban life yet to come. Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land A brilliant critique of the deadly embrace of military violence and contemporary urbanism. Steve Graham writes with immense power and lucidity, layering detail over detail and image over image to expose the shadows that are falling across cities around the world. This is not a dystopian future but the present, and Graham compels us to open our eyes to the dangers military urbanism poses to contemporary democracy. Derek Gregory, Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia and author of The Colonial Present An enlightening overview of the security state’s impact on contemporary cities, from overt authoritarian control in war-torn areas to more subtle forms of behavioral influence in places supposedly at peace. Graham shows how military/police/security forces perceive urban places and urban dwellers as subjects to control, and how their inherently undemocratic tactics threaten freedom all over the world. – Nate Berg, Curbed
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The Citadel of the Autarch

Volume Four of the Book of the New Sun.
Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, a journey as fraught with peril as it is with wonder. Exiled from his guild he is an outcast, but his travels are woven with strange portents. The Claw of the Conciliator, relic of a prophet and promise of a new age, flames to life in his hands. He carries the great sword Terminus Est, the Line of Division. The dwellers in the deep waters offer him a kingdom under the seas. And he is hunted and driven by terrors from beyond Urth.
Now all his travels move him inexorably toward a grander fate, a destiny that he dare not refuse. For a devouring blackness gnaws at the heart of the Old Sun, and the fate of Urth rests in the return of the Conciliator, the New Sun long foretold.

Citadel

Book Two of the nationally best-selling Troy Rising saga and the follow-up to *Live Free or Die* from multiple *New York Times *and *USA Today* bestseller John Ringo. Humans push back against a galactic empire bent on Earth subjugation and ultimate destruction.
The second entry in the best-selling Troy Rising saga and follow-up to *Live Free or Die* from multiple *New York Times *and *USA Today* bestseller John Ringo.
When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer solar system, all seemed well. And, lo, peaceful traders made first contact–so whatever came next couldn’t be so bad, could it? Yeah, it could. Very bad. Now humans have battled back from a Trojan-horse-like conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, we’ve built a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive we must take the fight to our attackers and prevail.  Unfortunatley, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star-ways. But these galactic imperialists have never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer ferocity and desire to win. 
**About *Citadel*:**
“Ringo is back with a rousing tale of derring-do in space…[He] is as good as ever, giving the reader an epic space opera complete with grand vistas and large-scale numbers and keeping it humming with…pungent writing, snappy characters, and gallows humor.”—*Booklist*
**About previous series entry *Live Free or Die:***
“[I]nfused with plenty of old-fashioned two-fisted can-do attitude. . .”—*Publishers Weekly *
**About John Ringo:**“If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo.”—*Philadelphia Weekly Press
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“. . .Ringo’s lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable reading.”—*Publishers Weekly*
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Circus of the Damned

First time in trade paperback: the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

In Circus of the Damned-now in trade paperback for the first time-a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own-but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets a stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named Richard Zeeman. They’re two humans caught in the crossfire-or so Anita thinks.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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She’s the ‘it’ girl for bloodsuckers, werewolves, wereleopards and assorted undead types. (News Press [Fort Myers, FL]) [A] gutsy, no-nonsense female unafraid to take on anything that the preternatural world throws her way. (Library Journal)
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Circe

**THE *SUNDAY TIMES* BESTSELLER**
**THE *NEW YORK TIMES *NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**
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**From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of *The Song of Achilles *comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer’s *Odyssey***
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*Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the *Guardian*, *i*, *Mail on Sunday*, *Sunday Express* and *Stylist***
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**In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.
When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.
There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.
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***EW *Best of the Year (So Far!)**
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“Circe,’ [is] a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.”―*****Alexandra Alter, *New York Times******
“One of the most amazing qualities of this novel [is]: We know how everything here turns out – we’ve known it for thousands of years – and yet in Miller’s lush reimagining, the story feels harrowing and unexpected. The feminist light she shines on these events never distorts their original shape; it only illuminates details we hadn’t noticed before.”―*****Ron Charles, *Washington Post******
“[Miller] gives voice to Circe as a multifaceted and evolving character…’Circe’ is very pleasurable to read, combining lively versions of familiar tales and snippets of other, related standards with a highly psychologized, redemptive and ultimately exculpatory account of the protagonist herself.”―*****Claire Messud,* New York Times Book Review******
“The story of Circe’s entanglement with Odysseus lasts far beyond the narrative of “The Odyssey,” making for compelling material to revisit. But ultimately it’s as a character that Circe stands apart….Through her elegant, psychologically acute prose, Miller gives us a rich female character who inhabits the spaces in between.”
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“Miller’s lush, gold-lit novel – told from the perspective of the witch whose name in Greek has echoes of a hawk and a weaver’s shuttle – paints another picture: of a fierce goddess who, yes, turns men into pigs, but only because they deserve it.”―******NPR.org ******
“so vivid, so layered, you could get lost in it… Whether or not you think you like Greek Mythology, this is just great storytelling. It feels cinematic.”―***** NPR’s *Here & Now******
“Spellbinding..Miller has created a daring feminist take on a classic narrative; although the setting is a mystical world of gods, monsters, and nymphs, the protagonist at its heart is like any of us.”―******O Magazine******
“Miller’s spell builds slowly, but by the last page you’ll be in awe. In prose of dreamlike simplicity, she reimagines the myth of Circe.”―******People******
“Miller, with her academic bona fides and born instinct for storytelling, seamlessly grafts modern concepts of selfhood and independence to her mystical reveries of smoke and silver, nectar and bones.”―******Entertainment Weekly******
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From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of *The Song of Achilles *comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer’s *Odyssey*

The Cinema of the Coen Brothers

The films of the Coen brothers have become a contemporary cultural phenomenon. Highly acclaimed and commercially successful, over the years their movies have attracted increasingly larger audiences and spawned a subculture of dedicated fans. Shunning fame and celebrity, Ethan and Joel Coen remain maverick filmmakers, producing and directing independent films outside the Hollywood mainstream in a unique style combining classic genres like film noir with black comedy to tell off-beat stories about America and the American Dream. This study surveys Oscar-winning films, such as *Fargo* (1996) and*No Country for Old Men* (2007), as well as cult favorites, including *O Brother, Where Art Thou?*(2000) and *The Big Lebowski* (1998). Beginning with *Blood Simple* (1984), it examines major themes and generic constructs and offers diverse approaches to the Coens’ enigmatic films. Pointing to the pulp fiction of Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler, the study appreciates the postmodern aesthetics of the Coens’ intertextual creativity.
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A thorough examination…. Recommended. * Choice * A thorough examination… Recommended. Choice
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Cicatrices

Colección SHOTS – Relatos cortos Las cicatrices nunca desaparecen –quedan grabadas en la piel como el dolor que las causó. ¿Qué haces cuando tu hermano te dice una y otra vez que eres tú la culpable de la muerte de vuestra hermana? Sophie, una niña de ocho años sufre un constante maltrato psicológico por parte de su hermano que la culpa de la muerte de su hermana mayor que fue asesinada en un tiroteo antes de que naciera Sophie. Él la obliga a tocar las cicatrices que le quedaron de esta tragedia hasta que Sophie un día decide rebelarse contra estas cicatrices que intentan grabarse en su propia vida. Sophie, una niña de ocho años sufre un constante maltrato psicológico por parte de su hermano que la culpa de la muerte de su hermana mayor que fue asesinada en un tiroteo antes de que naciera Sophie. Él la obliga a tocar las cicatrices que le quedaron de esta tragedia hasta que Sophie un día decide rebelarse contra estas cicatrices que intentan grabarse en su propia vida.

Ciara’s Song

he wonders and adventures of Andre Norton’s Witch World saga have thrilled millions. Now comes a new chronicle about the hidden realms of the Witch World. Ciara of Elmsgarth is only a small girl when the edict is issued by the Duke of Kars: KILL ALL WITH WITCH BLOOD, AND TAKE ALL THEY OWN. A greedy mob murders her family, but Ciara is protected by the powerful Lord Tarnoor and his son, Trovagh. Safe in the isolated, siege-proof citadel of Aiskeep, Ciara and Trovagh grow, marry, and raise children. Then the folly that grips Karsten worsens. Bigotry and corruption lead to crime, civil strife, war, and poverty–and the rise of an evil sorcerer, a black mage on a vendetta to destroy all Ciara has, and everyone she holds dear.
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Churchill

An acclaimed historian presents a revelatory look at the greatest statesman of the twentieth century
For eminent historian Paul Johnson, Winston Churchill remains an enigma in need of unraveling. Soldier, parliamentarian, Prime Minister, orator, painter, writer, husband, and leader all of these facets combine to make Churchill one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history.
In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill s career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War, Johnson shows how Churchill s immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson s narration of Churchill s many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man s humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.
Winston Churchill s hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Paul Johnson s lively, concise biography will appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.”

Chronicles of Eden – ACT XI

** Story seekers be warned, this series is intended for +18 readers or older due to adult content found within. If you’re a fan of harem/adventure style anime and manga, are looking for an epic light novel series that includes graphic violence, lewd and promiscuous monstergirls, some drama and comedy sprinkled in for good measure, and one gigantic world filled with mystery and danger waiting to be explored, then this is the series for you. **The story continues as Daniel, Daemon, and their harems of lovely monstergirls draw ever closer to an impending war within their world. One Dark Queen has amassed an army of bloodthirsty savages to reap anarchy across the land, another is on the brink of being released and ushering in a different chaotic future for all, and if that wasn’t bad enough another contender may already be plotting the end for everyone, man and monster alike. The number of safe havens to retreat to is swiftly dwindling, those that favor destruction are beginning to outnumber those who want to live in peace, and the notion that monsters could be kindhearted creatures is in danger of being forever disproved by a pair of vengeful twin sisters. The fate of Eden rests in the hands of two differing knights. One, a stoic warrior and guardian, and the other, a visionary and defender.

Chronicles of Eden – ACT VIII

If you’re a fan of epic adventures, horny monstergirls, or harem anime/manga, this is the series for you. Be warned that this story is for mature readers due to explicit content. I.E. “horny monstergirls.” Daniel and his harem of lovely monster maidens continue their journey in finding support to bring peace to Eden, however more danger is fast approaching him and those he holds dear. Between a trio of vixen monster hunters and a troublesome catgirl with some wild tricks, Daniel will need to be quick on his feet to keep his growing family, and his pants, in one piece. And should he manage to survive those obstacles there’s a much bigger threat looming ahead of them, one that threatens to completely destroy their dream of a world united.

Chronicles of Eden – Act VII

** Story seekers be warned, this series is intended for +18 readers or older due to adult content found within. If you’re a fan of harem/adventure style anime and manga, are looking for an epic light novel series that includes graphic violence, lewd and promiscuous monstergirls, some drama and comedy sprinkled in for good measure, and one gigantic world filled with mystery and danger waiting to be explored, then this is the series for you. **Daniel and his girls may be on a quest to instill peace throughout Eden, but first they need to deal with some very big changes in their lives. Between one of them turning into a lustful demon to another having her long lost daughter seeking bloody revenge, things about to heat up in a very dangerous way for everyone. New friends will be met along the way, a legendary sword will be within reach, a dark evil will return to bring about chaos, and Daniel will need to step up as the knight his growing harem truly deserves. Is Daniel ready to draw his blade to protect those he loves, even if it means pointing it at someone he doesn’t want to kill?

Chronicles of Eden – ACT V

If you’re a fan of epic adventures, horny monstergirls, or harem anime/manga, this is the series for you. Be warned that this story is for mature readers due to explicit content. I.E. “horny monstergirls.” The quest to meet and befriend the lustful monsters of Eden continues as Daniel and his girls try to gain another ally for their cause. As they venture further into the world they will come across new faces, new surprises, and plenty of danger, all while Daniel deals with the growing number of women that are in his life. The unique relationships he shares with the girls as well as his feelings towards them are being questioned as Daniel seeks to find the strength to protect them from danger instead of the other way around. Will he find the power to stand and defend all those that he loves, or has his heart become attached to more than he can handle?

The Chronicles of Amber

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Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – shadow worlds, which can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently for grabs; and amnesia has robbed Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber his memory – even the fact that he is rightful heir to the throne.
The Chronicles of Amber is Zelazny’s finest fantasy, a grand imaginative vision of alternate worlds, magic, swordplay, and murderous rivalries.
1. Nine Princes in Amber 1-156
2. The Guns of Avalon 157-338
3. Sign of the Unicorn 338-490
4. The Hand of Oberon 491-640
5. The Courts of Chaos 641-772
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Chronic City

Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan’s social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owes his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids – His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Trumbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letters. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth’s stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties. Into Chase’s cloistered city enters Perkus Tooth, a wall-eyed free-range pop critic whose soaring conspiratorial riffs are fueled by high-grade marijuana, mammoth cheeseburgers, and a desperate ache for meaning. Perkus’s countercultural savvy and voracious paranoia draw Chase into another Manhattan, where questions of what is real, what is fake, and who is complicit take on a life-shattering urgency. Along with Oona Laszlo, a self-loathing ghostwriter, and Richard Abneg, a hero of the Tompkins Square Park riot now working as a fixer for the billionaire mayor, Chase and Perkus attempt to unearth the answers to several mysteries that seem to offer that rarest of artifacts on an island where everything can be bought – Truth.

A Christmas Treasury

Doctor Who Short Trips is a series of themed short story anthologies of new Doctor Who fiction, featuring the Doctor in all of his first eight incarnations. They feature stories written by some of the leading names in Doctor Who, past and present, including Paul Cornell, Gareth Roberts, Christopher H. Bidmead, and Paul Magrs. This collection covers every aspect of Doctor Who at Christmas, from the Fourth Doctor and Romana wisecracking their way through opening their presents to the Seventh Doctor encountering a dangerous something from Christmas past. The Fifth Doctor visits an old companion, the First Doctor lands in a house where Christmas doesn’t go as planned, while the Second Doctor finds he has to have a serious chat with Santa Claus.
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