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Gateway

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe…and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is…in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take! THE HEECHEE SAGA Book One:GATEWAY Book Two:BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON Book Three: HEECHEE RENDEZVOUS Book Four: THE ANNALS OF THE HEECHEE From the Paperback edition.

Gannon Morgan

[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Paranormal Romance, MM, vampires, HEA] What if your soul mate wasnt what you bargained for? When a virus destroys all women and turns most men into blood drinkers, keeping the blood supply untainted is of paramount importance. Sheriff Dillion McBride has inherited his fathers holdings, including the seven Morgan brothers. They will run his farm and provide him with a steady supply of pure blood, but to get them at optimal capacity for both, McBride needs to find them suitable mates, all the while ignoring his inappropriate longings for Caleb, the eldest Morgan brother. For Gannon Morgan, McBride buys Alden Jones. Gannon is stunned when he finds out Alden is deaf. Gannon feels slighted until he realizes he has more in common with the terrified thrall than he thought. Alden isnt too trusting, but he has no choice but to accept Gannon. Once he gets past his slovenly ways and his terrible scar, he hopes to discover a true soul mate, but he isnt holding his breath. Will the two men overcome their differences and manage to forge a relationship in this new world? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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Games of State

SUMMARY: In the newly unified Germany, old horrors are reborn. It is the beginning of Chaos Days, a time when neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect dead dreams. But this year Germany isn’t the only target. Plans are afoot to destabilize Europe and cause turmoil throughout the United States. Paul Hood and his team, already in Germany to buy a technology for the new Regional Op-Center, become entangled in the crisis. They uncover a shocking force behind the chaos — a group that uses cutting-edge technology to promote hate and to influence world events. A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology, Tom Clancy’s Op-Center is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik — inspiring this and other gripping novels.

Gameprey

A computer game convention becomes a hunting ground when the monsters from a new game escape and attack two members of the Net Force Explorers in virtual reality. Though nobody believes the danger is real, Matt and Maj call in the rest of the Explorers to discover who is behind the deadly rampage.

A Game of Ghosts

A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker Series #15) by John Connolly
**“An epic supernatural suspense that will forever reset your standards for summer thrillers. From secret realms and horrific homicides to hauntings and criminal empires, there isn’t a single dull sentence found in the pages of *A Game of Ghosts*—and you’ll love it.” —*Redbook*: 10 Books You Have to Read This Summer**
**Books Every Dad Will Love This Father’s Day—PopSugar **
Internationally bestselling author John Connolly returns with another “superb fusion of noir and the supernatural” (My Bookish Ways) in this latest thriller in his gripping Charlie Parker series.
It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator—he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker is drawn into Eklund’s world: a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts…

The Gambler

The Gambler by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
The first-person narrative is told from the point of view of Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The patriarch of the family, The General, is indebted to the Frenchman de Criet and has mortgaged his property in Russia to pay only a small amount of his debt. Upon learning of the illness of his wealthy aunt, “Grandmother”, he sends streams of telegrams to Moscow and awaits the news of her demise. His expected inheritance will pay his debts and gain Mademoiselle Blanche de Cominges’s hand in marriage.
Alexei is hopelessly in love with Polina, the General’s stepdaughter, and swears an oath of servitude to her. He told her while on a walk on the Schlangenberg (a mountain in the German town) that all she had to do was give the word and he would gladly walk off the edge and plummet to his death. This leads to her asking him to go to the town’s casino and place a bet for her. He refuses at first but, when goaded and reminded of his oath of undying love and servility, he succumbs and ends up winning at the roulette table.

Gaia’s Gambit: Evolution Online I (A LitRPG)

The end of the world had come, and humanity was in danger of extinction, but it would survive. Had survived, as far as Jason knew.
Jason lived the last millennia in a virtual utopia, which was slowly driving him insane. His mind suspended in a computer matrix, an ark of sorts, until they could grow new bodies and rejoin the real world, to rebuild. It would be a long time before the Earth recovered. Only four million out of billions had been saved in such a fashion, he was one of the lucky ones.
At least, he’d been in a utopia until that morning, when he woke up in a new world on a bed of moss in the middle of a forest glade. Alone. No breakfast, no coffee, and no bacon. He wasn’t sure what to do, but he didn’t really have a choice but to move forward, it was either that or starve himself to death over and over. Not really a choice at all. Well, either that or be killed by monsters.
He just wished he knew what the hell Gaia was thinking. Elves, dwarves, evil races, magic, swords, and bows? The A.I. must have lost her mind…
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### Sinossi
The end of the world had come, and humanity was in danger of extinction, but it would survive. Had survived, as far as Jason knew.
Jason lived the last millennia in a virtual utopia, which was slowly driving him insane. His mind suspended in a computer matrix, an ark of sorts, until they could grow new bodies and rejoin the real world, to rebuild. It would be a long time before the Earth recovered. Only four million out of billions had been saved in such a fashion, he was one of the lucky ones.
At least, he’d been in a utopia until that morning, when he woke up in a new world on a bed of moss in the middle of a forest glade. Alone. No breakfast, no coffee, and no bacon. He wasn’t sure what to do, but he didn’t really have a choice but to move forward, it was either that or starve himself to death over and over. Not really a choice at all. Well, either that or be killed by monsters.
He just wished he knew what the hell Gaia was thinking. Elves, dwarves, evil races, magic, swords, and bows? The A.I. must have lost her mind…

Gabriel’s Horn

The stranger could be insane. Or he just might be our salvation.Archaeologist Annja Creed is more than curious when a decrepit, ancient-looking man visits her, claiming the end of the world is near. The stranger spins wild tales and speaks as if he actually knew King Arthur. But, strangest of all, he insists that Annja is the only one who can stop the horrible event that is about to happen. When Annja’s mentor and friend Roux goes missing, she quickly realizes there may be something to the stranger’s stories. Making her way through the dark and violent underbelly of Istanbul, Annja must find her missing friend and the Holy Grail before the relic gets into the wrong hands. She may not fully believe the fate of the world is on the line, but she doesn’t really want to die fi nding out.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This title presents in-depth critical discussions of his life and works. Volume editor Ilan Stavans accurately point out that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, ‘is credited for almost single-handedly reinventing Latin America’. Garcia Marquez, a trained journalist, made his indelible mark on literature with the 1967 publication of “”One Hundred Years of Solitude”” which heralded what was later dubbed “”El Boom””, the Latin American literary movement that came to define Latin American literature. Edited and introduced by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, this volume collects varying perspectives on Garcia Marquez, his work and its lasting importance. Stavans’ introduction places Garcia Marquez squarely in the Latin American literary culture noting that ‘the majority of people in Latin America approach Garcia Marquez with utter reverence’. Stavans’ introduction is followed by a brief biography after which Caitlin Roper, the managing editor of “”The Paris Review””, draws on “”The Paris Review”” interview with Garcia Marquez in highlighting some of the writer’s achievements. The critical contexts section of this volume features original essays by Amy Sickels, Amy Green, and John Cussen as well as a contribution from volume editor Stavans. Sickels offers a timeline of Garcia Marquez’s achievements and considers his influence on a younger generation of writers. Stavans’ contribution combines biographical information with a broad overview of how “”One Hundred Years”” was received by the literary world-placing that volume at the center of Garcia Marquez’s body of work. Amy Green also considers “”One Hundred Years””, with her focus being the mystical character of Remedios. John Cussen finishes this section with a comparison between Garcia Marquez’s travelogue “”90 dias”” and “”Don Quixote de La Mancha””. The section of republished essays brings together a variety of perspectives on Garcia Marquez’s major works. Seasoned Garcia Marquez scholar Gene H. Bell-Villada considers Garcia Marquez’s shorter works after which Moylan C. Mills and Enrique Gronlund offer a brief history of how the concept of Magical Realism evolved. Deborah Cohn places the influence of William Faulkner on Garcia Marquez alongside those of James Joyce and Virginia Wolf. Cohn’s essay is followed by Rosa Simas’ examination of patterns of time in One Hundred Years of Solitude through various perspectives. Brian Conniff concentrates his attention in Jose Arcadio Buendia and One Hundred Years while Stephen M. Hart shifts the attention to “”Chronicle of a Death Foretold””. Michael Palencia-Roth, another scholar well-versed in Garcia Marquez’s works, considers intertextuality in The Autumn of the Patriarch while Lourdes Elena Morales-Gudmundsson concentrates on the concepts of justice and human rights expounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition as adapted into the novella “”No One Writes to the Colonel”” and “”The Autumn of the Patriarch””. M. Keith Booker argues for a deeper reading of “”Love in the Time of Cholera”” and compares the novel to Madame Bovary and Lolita. In the volume’s concluding essay, Efrain Kristal suggests that Garcia Marquez, like many memoirists, sanitizes his past and ultimately comes to the conclusion that Garcia Marquez remains difficult to pin down. Each essay is 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of ‘Works Cited’, along with endnotes. Finally, the volume’s appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources.
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G’Day to Die: A Passport to Peril Mystery

When Emily Andrew lands in the Land of Oz — Australia, that is — she and her hearty group of world-touring seniors know they’re not in Iowa anymore. Winter is summer, drains drain counterclockwise, and all the comforts of home are, well, back home. Even Emily’s love life is upside down: her darling detective Etienne Miceli has yet to propose, while gorgeous tour director Duncan Lazarus is vying to be more than just mates. Emily is preoccupied calming the group’s jitters about the outback’s killers, from sunstroke to snake bites. But when a fellow traveler turns up dead, Emily fears something far more toxic has struck: human greed. Someone has stumbled upon a natural wonder that could turn science on its head — was this priceless discovery the catalyst for murder? Before the dust settles, a second untimely death occurs. If Emily can’t stop a killer in their tracks, this Aussie adventure just may be her last.

G’Day to Die

G’Day to Die (Passport to Peril Series #5) by Maddy Hunter
When Emily Andrew lands in the Land of Oz — Australia, that is — she and her hearty group of world-touring seniors know they’re not in Iowa anymore. Winter is summer, drains drain counterclockwise, and all the comforts of home are, well, back home. Even Emily’s love life is upside down: her darling detective Etienne Miceli has yet to propose, while gorgeous tour director Duncan Lazarus is vying to be more than just mates. Emily is preoccupied calming the group’s jitters about the outback’s killers, from sunstroke to snake bites. But when a fellow traveler turns up dead, Emily fears something far more toxic has struck: human greed. Someone has stumbled upon a natural wonder that could turn science on its head — was this priceless discovery the catalyst for murder? Before the dust settles, a second untimely death occurs. If Emily can’t stop a killer in their tracks, this Aussie adventure just may be her last.

Future Energy

As the demand for global energy increases, fact-based evaluations of alternative energy sources are needed in order to address the growing interest in how energy is produced, provided, and transported in sustainable ways. Future Energy, Second Edition provides scientists and decision makers with the knowledge they need to understand the relative importance and magnitude of various energy production methods in order to make the energy decisions needed for sustaining development and dealing with climate change. The second edition of Future Energy looks at the present energy situation and extrapolates to future scenarios related to global warming and the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains over 30 chapters on all aspects of future energy, each chapter updated and expanded by expert scientists and engineers in their respective fields providing an unbiased and balanced view of the future of energy.

* Provides readers with an up-to-date overview of available energy options, both traditional and renewable, as well as the necessary tools to make informed decisions regarding selection, use, and environmental impacts.

* Covers a wide spectrum of future energy resources presented in a single book with chapters written by experts of the particular field

* Eleven new chapters including chapters on: solar heating, energy resources in developing nations and frontiers in oil and gas, Arctic drilling and unconventional oil and gas sources, thorium in nuclear fission, ethanol and other options for future transport fuel, fracking, smart grids, new batteries, environmental issues and the energy options for China

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Fusion 360 for Makers

Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication by Lydia Sloan Cline
Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities.*Fusion 360 for Makers* is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication.Inside *Fusion 360 for Makers*, you’ll find:
* Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals
* DIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photos
* Projects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutions
* Stand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects firstDesign from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.

Fury

An upwardly mobile New Yorker, disturbed by strange memories and violent passions, discovers with the aid of a channeller that she was once a Cro-Magnon, the object of a murderer, who still stalks her
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The Furthest Station

There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.
It’s PC Peter Grant’s speciality . . .
Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow up interviews rather difficult.
So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.
Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.
It’s PC Peter Grant’s speciality . . .
Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow up interviews rather difficult.
So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.
Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.
**Recensie(s)**

This series is brilliant! — Teen Librarian Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he’s a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd. — Crime Scene The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too. — The Bookbag Peter Grant is back, and now in handy-to-read-on-the-train novella format. * STARBURST *
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Furies of Calderon

For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies – elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon.” “Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans’ most savage enemy – the Marat – return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine.” Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave named Amara. But she is actually a spy for Gaius Sextus, sent to the Valley to gather intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who may be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And when the Valley erupts in chaos – when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies – Amara will find Tavi’s courage and resourcefulness to be a power greater than any fury – one that could turn the tides of war.