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Ilium

The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars — observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family — and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth — as four sentient machines depart from Jovian space to investigate, perhaps terminate, the potentially catastrophic emissions emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of the Red Planet.
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Il Troppo È Del Malvagio

E’ la storia di Dante, un giovane e timido studente che per amore di una ragazza si affida alla magia. Un banale errore cambierà per sempre la sua vita e quella dei suoi amici dando inizio a una serie di problemi che i giovani, uniti, cercheranno di sistemare.

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Italo Calvino’s masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book’s central character.
Based on a witty analogy between the reader’s desire to finish the story and the lover’s desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book, If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino, of course, are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another – an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.

If It Flies

*If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.*
Spencer is in a rut. Long hours at the law firm are sucking the life out of him, and he doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. He’s lonely, horny, and itching for something new, so he tries the Market Garden, an exclusive – and expensive – brothel. Spencer isn’t in the door five minutes before a cocky rentboy makes his move.
Nick isn’t just any rentboy, though. He’s a Dom, he’s a sadist, and he’s everything Spencer didn’t know he was missing. One night turns into more, and before long, Spencer is one of Nick’s regular clients.
Both men think they’re just scratching each other’s backs: Spencer’s exploring a submissive, masochistic side he never knew he had, and Nick is getting off and getting paid. But as time goes on, it’s clear their strictly professional arrangement … isn’t, and if Nick has one hard limit, it’s that he doesn’t get romantically entangled with his johns. The problem is, while Nick doesn’t want to be owned, Spencer’s no longer content with just renting.
*This 35,000 word novella was previously published.*

The Idiot

Into a compellingly real portrait of nineteenth-century Russian society, Dostoevsky introduces his ideal hero, the saintly Prince Myshkin. The tensions subsequently unleashed by the hero’s innocence, truthfulness, and humility betray the inadequacy of his moral idealism and disclose the spiritual emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate him. Myshkin’s mission ends in idiocy and darkness, but it is the world that is rotten, not he. Written under appalling personal circumstances when Dostoevsky was travelling in Europe, The Idiot not only reveals the author’s acute artistic sense and penetrating psychological insight, but also affords his most incisive indictment of Russia’s struggling to emulate contemporary Europe and sinking under the weight of Western materialism. This new translation by Alan Myers is meticulously faithful to the original and has a critical introduction by W. J. Leatherbarrow. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Idiot

Do sveta plného zloby, falše, intríg a nelásky, do sveta mamony, karierizmu a nečestnosti privádza F. M. Dostojevskij svojho hrdinu, knieža Leva Myškina, v ktorom stvárnil svoju predstavu ideálne krásneho človeka. Úprimne, s detskou dôverčivosťou…

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Icebound

The arctic night is endless. The fear is numbing. Screams freeze in the throat. Death arrives in shades of white. Cold-blooded murder seems right at home….the chill of the grave.

Ice Station

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At a remote US ice station in Antarctica, a team of scientists has made an amazing discovery. They found something unbelievable buried deep below the surface – trapped inside a layer of ice 400 million years old.

Something made of metal…something which shouldn’t be there…it’s the discovery of a lifetime, a discovery of immeasurable value. And a discovery men will kill for.

Led by the enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a crack team of US Marines is rushed to the ice station to secure this bizarre discovery for their nation. Meanwhile other countries have developed the same ideas, and are ready to pursue it swiftly and ruthlessly. Fortunately, Schofield’s men are a tough unit, all set to follow their leader into hell.

They soon discover they just did…

‘For lots of lethal violence involving high-tech weaponry. For thrilling escapes from the jaws of death. For cliffhanging suspense on just about every page…Ice Station delivers the action-thriller goods with all the explosive fire power of a machine pistol’ West Australian

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The Ice Limit

Billionaire Palmer Lloyd is accustomed to getting what he wants–and what he wants for his new museum is the largest meteorite on earth. Unfortunately for Lloyd, it’s buried on an inhospitable Chilean island just north of the Ice Limit in the most brutal, unforgiving seas in the world.
Like Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s earlier collaborations (*Relic*, *Thunderhead*, and others), *The Ice Limit* tools along swiftly, blending nicely drawn characters (excepting, regrettably, the book’s true protagonist, the meteorite), a reasonably exciting narrative, and enough graspable science and plausible-seeming theories to bring readers happily up to speed and keep them climax-bound. Not the authors’ best effort, certainly, but a fine diversion nonetheless. *–Michael Hudson*

Ice and Fire

THE FOURTH INSTALMENT IN THE CHUNG KUO SERIESSpring 2201 – Spring 2203: The T’ang who make up the ruling Seven are struggling to maintain stasis and prevent change, as the “War That Wasn’t A War” is fought within the levels of Chung Kuo’s great world-spanning City: a war fought not with armies on battlefields but with an inventive evil – with bombs and betrayals, brutal assassinations and sly poisonings.Adding to the pressure for change is the existence of a document that charts the true history of this world, not the version invented and policed by the Ministry – the “Thousand Eyes” – who have, for so long, maintained this dark shadow at the very heart of Chung Kuo. Its discovery by the Dispersionists will fuel their ardent desire for change and for an end to Han rule.Lined up against the Dispersionists are a handful of men utterly loyal to the Seven – men like General Tolonen, along with the two men he has recruited from the Lowers, Gregor Karr and Kao Chen. When Tolonen destroys the newly-built generation-starship, The New Hope, he will change Chung Kuo for good by declaring war on the Dispertionists.

The Icarus Agenda

SUMMARY: In the Sultanate of Oman over two hundred hostages are being held at gunpoint. And the world watches helplessly as the madness begins. The spirit of the Mahdi is abroad, intent on complete financial and political domination.Evan Kendrick, a quiet Congressman, is an unlikely hero. But in his past is a violence that he cannot forget.On the other side of the world, five very eccentric, very rich people are meeting. They are the Inheritors of Inver Brass. Their aim – to utterly transform the world. They seek a new saviour, an innocent messiah. Evan Kendrick is to be their unwilling victim…

I’m in No Mood for Love

What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she’s suffering in the bridesmaid dress from hell, and the next…she’s waking up beside Sebastian Vaughan, her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she’d got herself into a whole lot of trouble. But then how else are you supposed to deal with finding your fiance in a compromising position with the washing machine repair man? Right now Clare’s in no mood for love – not even for lust – and wants to forget about Sebastian ASAP. But he isn’t in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget…
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I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, the Big Lebowski, and What Have You

LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK
First released in 1998, the Coen brothers’ *The Big Lebowski* flopped at the box office. But over the past nine years the movie has developed a massive and passionate cult following, led by the creation of Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival of all things Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley, it features bowling, costume and trivia contests, live music, a screening of the movie, White Russians, and what-haveyou. Attendance has grown exponentially and the Fest has been featured in virtually every national media outlet, from NPR to the New York Times. The Associated Press called it “kind of a ‘Star Trek’ convention, but without all the geeks.” The Wall Street Journal simply intoned: “One hell of a party!” Now, at last, comes the book that the legion of Lebowski fans (aka Achievers) has been waiting for.
*I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski *is a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, hilarious throughout and copiously illustrated, including stills from the film, as well as dozens of photos taken on the set by Jeff Bridges. It includes interviews with virtually every major and minor cast member, as well as the real-life individuals who served as inspiration for the characters in the movie. The book features a handy guide to speaking Achiever (example: in English you would say that a woman is “feminine, or ladylike”; an Achiever would call her “strongly vaginal”), tips on how to Dude-ify your car, office, and living space, Lebowski Fest highlights, and so much more.

I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski

LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK First released in 1998, the Coen brothers’ *The Big Lebowski* flopped at the box office. But over the past nine years the movie has developed a massive and passionate cult following, led by the creation of Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival of all things Lebowski. Held in a bowling alley, it features bowling, costume and trivia contests, live music, a screening of the movie, White Russians, and what-haveyou. Attendance has grown exponentially and the Fest has been featured in virtually every national media outlet, from NPR to the New York Times. The Associated Press called it “kind of a ‘Star Trek’ convention, but without all the geeks.” The Wall Street Journal simply intoned: “One hell of a party!” Now, at last, comes the book that the legion of Lebowski fans (aka Achievers) has been waiting for. *I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski *is a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, hilarious throughout and copiously illustrated, including stills from the film, as well as dozens of photos taken on the set by Jeff Bridges. It includes interviews with virtually every major and minor cast member, as well as the real-life individuals who served as inspiration for the characters in the movie. The book features a handy guide to speaking Achiever (example: in English you would say that a woman is “feminine, or ladylike”; an Achiever would call her “strongly vaginal”), tips on how to Dude-ify your car, office, and living space, Lebowski Fest highlights, and so much more.

I’d Know You Anywhere

Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects—or wants—to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I’d know you anywhere.
In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she’s never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She’s always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he’ll tell her—and share the truth about his other victims.
Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it—even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she’s kept buried inside.

I, Robot

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
**Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world—all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov’s trademark.**
The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In *I, Robot,* Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future—a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.