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Nightfall and Other Stories

A collection of early Asimov short stories, showcasing the development of the author’s oeuvre. The title comes from Asimov’s breakthrough short story.
CONTENTS:
Nightfall – Astounding, Sept 1941
Green Patches – Galaxy, Nov 1950
Hostess – Galaxy, May 1951
Breeds There a Man . . . ? – Astounding, June 1951
C-Chute – Galaxy, Oct 1951
In a Good Cause – “New Tales of Space & Time”, 1951
What If— – Fantastic, Summer 1952
Sally – Fantastic, June 1953
Flies – F&SF, June 1953
Nobody Here But— – Star SF #1, 1953
It’s Such a Beautiful Day – Star SF #3, 1954
Strikebreaker – Original SF Stories, Jan 1957
Insert Knob A in Hole B – F&SF, Dec 1957
The Up-to-Date Sorcerer – F&SF, July 1958
Unto the Fourth Generation – F&SF, April 1959
What is this Thing Called Love? – Amazing, March 1961
The Machine That Won the War – F&SF, Oct 1961
My Son, the Physicist – Scientific American, Feb 1962
Eyes Do More Than See – F&SF, April 1965
Segregationist – Abbottempo, Book 4, 1967

Nightfall

Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Image the terror of such a Nightfall.
Scientists on the planet Kalgash discover that an eclipse – an event that occurs only every 2049 years – is imminent, and that a society unfamiliar with Darkness will be plunged into madness and chaos. They realize that their civilization will end, for the people of Kalgash have a proven fear of Darkness, but they are unable to predict the insanity and destruction that will accompany the awesome splendor of Nightfall.

Night Watch

SUMMARY: One moment, Sir Sam Vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he’s lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years courtesy of a group of time-manipulating monks who won’t leave well enough alone. This Discworld is a darker place that Vimes remembers too well, three decades before his title, fortune, beloved wife, and impending first child. Worse still, the murderer he’s pursuing has been transported back also. Worst of all, it’s the eve of a fabled street rebellion that needlessly destroyed more than a few good (and not so good) men. Sam Vimes knows his duty, and by changing history he might just save some worthwhile necks — though it could cost him his own personal future. Plus there’s a chance to steer a novice watchman straight and teach him a valuable thing or three about policing, an impressionable young copper named Sam Vimes.

Night Smoke

Ryan Piasecki: A man’s man. A woman’s fantasy. The kind of guy who got the job done, no matter what the obstacles…or how beautiful they were.Natalie Fletcher: Cool, calm, collected. Until someone started making trouble for her business…and he showed up.
Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki came from the street, and he wasn’t exactly the type to make nice with an upper-crust business executive like Natalie Fletcher. His business was fires – and his instincts told him the one at Fletcher Industries was no accident. They told him something else, too – that the sparks flying between him and this very classy lady had all the makings of a five-alarm blaze…

Night shift: Night shadow

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Her voice was like whiskey, smooth and potent, but it was her contradictions that fascinated Detective Boyd Fletcher—the vulnerability beneath her tough-as-nails facade. Late-night radio announcer Cilla O’Roarke was being threatened by a caller, and it was Boyd’s job to protect her no matter what. But the sultry deejay was getting under his skin, and the undeniable attraction that sizzled between them concerned the detective…because anything could happen on the *Night Shift.* They called him Nemesis. He walked the dark alleyways alone, a shadow among shadows—and that’s the way he liked it. Until the night he saved Deborah O’Roarke from an attacker and rediscovered the quiet ache of yearning lodged in his heart. It had been a long time since he had wanted to reach out to someone…. But Deborah was an idealistic prosecutor who played by the rules and abhorred the vigilantism of her mysterious defender. Could she come to love the phantom who lurked in the *Night Shadow*?

Night Shadow

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Passion. Power. Suspense. It’s time to fall under the spell of Nora Roberts. He walked the night, a shadow among shadows. They called him Nemesis and he was everywhere. But the night he saved Deborah O’Roarke from an attacker he rediscovered the sweet ache of longing. As Gage Guthrie he could woo her. But the idealistic prosecutor abhorred his vigilante approach to crime fighting. So how could he reveal he was the phantom who lurked in the Night Shadow?

Night School

**#1 *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER • The incomparable hero of *Jack Reacher: Never Go Back *takes readers to school in his most explosive novel yet. After eleven straight global #1 bestsellers, discover the thrillers that *The New York Times *calls “utterly addictive.”**
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.
Two other men are in the classroom—an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.
Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: *“*The American wants a hundred million dollars.”
For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don’t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.
From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, *Night School* moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.
**Praise for *Night School***
“The prose is crisp and clean, and the fighting is realistic. . . . This latest installment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting (Hamburg), a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution.”**—*The New Yorker***
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“Another timely tour de force . . . The taut thriller is textbook [Lee] Child: fast-paced and topical with a ‘ripped from the headlines’ feel.”**—Minneapolis* Star-Tribune***

“As gripping as ever.”**—*The Florida Times-Union***
**Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series**
“Reacher [is] one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”***—The Washington Post***
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The Night Realm

**Sent on a mission to steal spells from the Underworld’s most dangerous family, Clio ends up stealing something else: their spell weaver.**
Exiled daemon Clio will do anything to return home. So when she’s offered an exchange–the end of her exile in return for an act of thievery–how can she refuse? She may not be a thief, but with her rare ability to mimic magic, she’s the perfect candidate for stealing a spell or two.
Even if she’ll be stealing from the deadliest spell weavers in the Underworld.
No sooner does she set out on her assignment than she meets her biggest obstacle: Lyre, a skilled spell weaver, a guardian of the realm’s forbidden magic, and … a sinfully alluring incubus. The last one in particular makes him a serious hazard.
But in a realm where beautiful faces hide cruel monsters, she can’t decide if Lyre is out to get her, or if he might be trying to keep her alive. An enemy wouldn’t save her life, but behind the deception that rules his survival, maybe he’s hoping she can save *him*.
If she falters in her mission, she’ll never make it home. If she misjudges him, she’ll die. And if she makes even one more mistake, they’ll both suffer a fate even worse.

**From the author of the *Steel & Stone* series comes a new epic urban fantasy with breathtaking magical worlds, heart-stopping adventure, and forbidden attraction.
Note: *Spell Weaver* and *Steel & Stone* are set in the same world but can be read independently.**

**Steel & Stone Universe Books:**
**SPELL WEAVER TRILOGY**
The Night Realm (#1)
The Shadow Weave (#2)
The Blood Curse (#3)
**STEEL & STONE SERIES**
Chase the Dark (#1)
Bind the Soul (#2)
Yield the Night (#3)
Feed the Flames (#3.5)
Reap the Shadows (#4)
Unleash the Storm (#5)
Steel & Stone (#6)

Night Probe!

*Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] *
**[ACE #1](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12931772)**
In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. The President believes that the treaty offers the single shot at salvation for an energy-starved, economically devastated nation, but the only two copies plummeted into the watery depths of the Atlantic in twin disasters long ago. The original document must be found—and the one American who can do the job is Dirk Pitt.

But in London, a daring counterplot is being orchestrated to see that the treaty is never implemented. Brian Shaw, a master spy who has often worked hand in hand with American agents, now confronts his most challenging command. Pitt’s mission: Raise the North American Treaty. Shaw’s mission: Stop Pitt.
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**Praise for *Night Probe! *and the Dirk Pitt® novels**
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“A rich tale . . . an absorbing, carefully told mystery with plenty of surprises.”**—*Los Angeles Times***
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“Dirk Pitt is a combination James Bond and Jacques Cousteau.”**—New York *Daily News***

Night of the Unicorn

Someone is killing Unicorns and the Magical Division of the FBI has been assigned to stop it. Special Agent in Charge Agatha Blackmore has an edge to solving this new case. Her familiar and friend Fergus is a talking Unicorn. But he doesn’t want to help, even if it’s his own Herd he’s be saving. Sacrifices don’t come back is all he will say. The team has to track down a killer while dodging Blood Magick and more Godly interference along the way. What is a Witch to do?
**Books in the Series:**
0. Born a Witch…Drafted by the FBI!
1. Conjuring Quantico
2. Magical Probi
2.5 Cats Night Out
3. Special Agent in Charge
4. Witness Enchantment
4.5 Darkness Revealed
**Otherwhere Series**
1. The Path to Otherwhere
2. The Origin of the Library
3. Emesh -Coming Soon
1. Night of the Unicorn
2. Invisible Elder
3. Blood on the Moon
**Arcane Books**
1. False Gods
2. Path to Hell
3. Dixie Strike -Coming Soon
1. Child of Darkness
2. Draft of Dragons
3. Death Awaits -Coming Soon

Night Moves

In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBI: the Net Force. A Union Jack appearing on computer screens all over the world is just a harbinger of the danger to come. As cyberspace is thrown into chaos, several computer experts suffer strokes while hunting the deadly hacker in virtual reality. One of them is the Net Force’s own Jay Gridley. And now the Net Force operatives must track down a man capable of cracking every computer code in the world — and pitting nation against nation.

Night and Day

**Full of danger, intrigue and heart, Iris Johansen’s *New York Times* bestseller, *Night and Day*, is a breathtaking, high-energy adventure that’s sure to keep readers riveted from the first page to the last.**
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. The journey has led them from California to a remote mountain in the Scottish highlands–and earned Eve the distinction of becoming their next target. When, despite all precautions, Cara is taken, Eve must hunt down the very people who want to kill her in order to save the young girl. At a time in her life when she has more at stake than ever before, she unhesitatingly puts it all on the line in a pulse-pounding mission of rescue and survival.
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The Nigger of the Narcissus

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: …Allistoun let go the rope he had round his wrist and rolled to leeward headlong. He could be seen casting the lee main braces off the pins while the backwash of waves splashed over him.–“Square the main yard!” he shouted up to us–who stared at him in wonder. We hesitated to stir. “The main brace, men. Haul! haul anyhow! Lay on your backs and haul!” he screeched, half drowned down there. We did not believe we could move the main yard, but the strongest and the less discouraged tried to execute the order. Others assisted half-heartedly. Singleton’s eyes blazed suddenly as he took a fresh grip of the spokes. Captain Allistoun fought his way up to windward.–“Haul, men! Try to move it! Haul, and help the ship.” His hard face worked, suffused and furious. “Is she going off, Singleton?” he cried.–“Not a move yet, sir,” croaked the old seaman in a horribly hoarse voice.–“Watch the helm, Singleton,” spluttered the master. “Haul, men! Have you no more strength than rats? Haul, and earn your salt.” Mr. Creighton, on his back, with a swollen leg and a face as white as a piece of paper, blinked his eyes; his bluish lips twitched. In the wild scramble men grabbed at him, crawled over his hurt leg, knelt on his chest. He kept perfectly still, setting his teeth without a moan, without a sigh. The master’s ardour, the cries of that silent man inspired us. We hauled and hung in bunches on the rope. We heard him say with violence to Donkin, who sprawled abjectly on his stomach–“I will brain you with this belaying pin if you don’t catch hold of the brace,” and that victim of men’s injustice, cowardly and cheeky, whimpered:–“Are you goin’ to murder us now?” while with sudden desperation he gripped the rope. Men sighed, shouted, hissed meaningless words,…
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A Nietzsche Reader

A Nietzsche Reader by Friedrich Nietzsche
The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to challenge the Christian code of morality in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), grappled with the fundamental issues of the human condition in his own intense autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). Most notorious of all, perhaps, his idea of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is developed in the extreme, yet poetic words of Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-92). Whether addressing conventional Western philosophy or breaking new ground, Nietzsche vastly extended the boundaries of nineteenth-century thought.

Nido vuoto

La nuova attesissima avventura dell’ispettore Delicado e del suo vice Garzon. I due investigatori sono questa volta alle prese con un pietoso caso di sfruttamento infantile. E un inatteso finale cambia le carte in tavola per tutti.

(source: Bol.com)