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The Early Asimov: Volume 1

In the late 1930s a new young talent began to make his mark on the science fiction scene with a succession of outstanding stories in the various SF magazines of the time. His name: Isaac Asimov. He was later to become world-renowned as the author of such classics of modern science fiction as the epic FOUNDATION trilogy and the robot stories in which he formulated the now famous Three Laws of Robotics.
THE EARLY ASIMOV (published in three volumes in Panther Science Fiction) is an unsurpassed showcase of the story-telling brilliance of the young Asimov. Each story is prefaced by Dr. Asimov with fascinating biographical detail of how and when he came to write it as well as his own critical evaluation of it. The result is a doubly rich science fiction treat: a collection of tales that makes engrossing entertainment in its own right and, in addition, gives the reader a first-hand look at the development of the twentieth century’s undisputed Grand Master of science fiction.
Contents
9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 1) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
18 • The Callistan Menace • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
36 • Ring Around the Sun • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
51 • The Magnificent Possession • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
68 • Trends • (1939) • short story by Isaac Asimov
89 • The Weapon Too Dreadful to Use • (1939) • short story by Isaac Asimov
107 • Black Friar of the Flame • (1942) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
152 • Half-Breed • [Half-Breed • 1] • (1940) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
175 • The Secret Sense • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
187 • Appendix — The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited

The Early Asimov, Volume 3

Contents
9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 3) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
16 • Author! Author! • (1964) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
45 • Death Sentence • (1943) • short story by Isaac Asimov
64 • Blind Alley • (1945) • short story by Isaac Asimov
91 • No Connection • (1948) • short story by Isaac Asimov
111 • The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline • [Thiotimoline • 1] • (1948) • short story by Isaac Asimov
123 • The Red Queen’s Race • (1949) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
148 • Mother Earth • (1949) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
190 • Appendix — The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited
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The Early Asimov, Volume 2

A ghost sues for the legal right to haunt a house…a new world is discovered, inhabited by robots, & only by robots…& the author of the famous Reginald de Meister detective series finds he has a new rival in love: Reginald de Meister.
Contents
9 • Introduction (The Early Asimov Volume 2) • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
13 • Homo Sol • [Homo Sol • 1] • (1940) • short story by Isaac Asimov
35 • Half-Breeds on Venus • [Half-Breed • 2] • (1940) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
61 • The Imaginary • [Homo Sol • 2] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
79 • Heredity • (1941) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
105 • History • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
119 • Christmas on Ganymede • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
135 • The Little Man on the Subway • (1950) • short story by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl [as by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh]
148 • The Hazing • [Homo Sol • 3] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
165 • Super-Neutron • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
180 • Not Final! • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
199 • Legal Rites • (1950) • novelette by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl [as by Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh]
231 • Time Pussy • [Probability Zero] • (1942) • short story by Isaac Asimov
235 • Appendix — The Sixty Stories of the Campbell Years • (1973) • essay by uncredited
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Dying for Dinner

Things are really cooking for Annie with her transition to the restaurant biz, full-time. But what’s meant to be the first day of the rest of her life might be the last day of someone else’s…

Annie is finally leaving the safety of her old bank job to work at her boyfriend Jim’s restaurant, Bellywasher’s. Lucky for Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, she’s working safely away from the flames this time as a manager. And lucky for Annie, she’s even closer to her best friend Eve, the hostess.

Things start taking a turn for the worse when Jim’s old friend, legendary cook Jacques Lavoie, doesn’t show up to teach their class. When Annie goes to fetch him she finds his assistant dead and Lavoie nowhere to be found. With mounting evidence against him and his odd disappearance, it looks like the cook has really landed in the soup. And now Annie must sift through every morsel of evidence before someone else gets served their last course.

(source: Bol.com)

Dying by the Sword

Dying by the Sword by Sarah D’Almeida
**New from ‘a gifted writer'( VICTORIA THOMPSON) who brings mystery to 17th-century France.**
As the Four Musketeers race to save Porthos’s servant from the gallows, they run afoul of Cardinal Richelieu, who is investigating a far more serious matter-a plot against the life of the king.

A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #5) (English Edition)

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.
The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.
A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas? The book is approximately 50,000 words long and is not intended as a standalone book. This supplements the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series, which should be read in order. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and over.
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It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.
The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.
A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas? The book is approximately 50,000 words long and is not intended as a standalone book. This supplements the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series, which should be read in order. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and over.

Dwarven Steel

Katrina baker is a super and she was banished just a month ago to a world of gods, magic, and evil races. A place without plumbing, electricity, Facebook, and lattes.
Things start to heat up between Trelin and Jendas, and a visit from the Dwarves isn’t helping things any in that regard. Jendas shockingly commits, and with war coming Trelin will need all the help they can get. The dwarves need their help, and they need dwarven steel weapons and shields to shift the odds in their favor.
This mission is different though, Gerard is sent along with the group heading to the dwarven kingdom of Belirith as a guard for a high noble, and she’s more than happy to join them. She finds out quickly though, that the job she’s agreed to is nothing like she’d thought it would be, not to mention the task that the dwarves need help with is fraught with peril and a lack of understanding.
One more problem. There’s a dark secret about Dwarven Steel, that not even the dwarves know about. Will she find out the truth in time, and manage not to anger the nobles she must guard, keep the deal with the dwarves, and do the right thing, all at the same time?
Sometimes, something has to give, will it be her sense of right and wrong, or will she truly step into trouble this time?

Dustrunner

Nox is a wanted man. While searching for a criminal, the fabled Coilhunter wanders into a tribal village massacre. He didn’t do it, but that doesn’t matter. The clues point to him, and he’s made a lot of enemies over the years. Many would happily see the tables turned. His pleas of innocence fall on deaf ears. No sooner does he try to find the real killers than posters go up across the Wild North—posters with his face and his name. He isn’t the only bounty hunter out there. Dozens assemble to cash him in. Tasked with finding out who’s framed him, Nox must also survive the constant onslaught of frontier law. He’s used to hunting others. He’s not so used to life on the run. **This is a standalone book in the Coilhunter Chronicles series, which can be read in any order.**
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Duped!

Newlywed, Jamilla Randle’s, idyllic life is blown to smithereens when she receives a call from her new husband’s other wife. ASAP, she hires women’s attorney, Letta Storm. Then Jamilla meets Tony at a barbeque and feels an instant, compelling bond with him. Yet, after her marriage fiasco, she’s afraid to trust her judgment regarding men. Nevertheless, the attraction is too strong to be denied and with Tony’s patient persistence, her heart begins to warm and the three of them begin to pick up the pieces of Jamilla’s life. In the process they unravel some amazing secrets even she didn’t know existed. EXCERPT I’d just installed my best customer, Sylvia Bernstein, under the dryer when my cell phone rang. “Hello?” “Hello. Is this Mrs. Randle?” “Yes.” “Mrs. Maximilian E. Randle III.” “Yes, who’s this?” The caller sighed. “This is Jeanette Randle. The other Mrs. Maximilian E. Randle III. The one in Bel Air with two young children.” A chill crept up my spine. “Is this some kind of sick joke?” A careless laugh preceded her response, “I assure you, it’s no joke. We are both married to the same man.” The chill turned into the hot flush of panic. My voice cracked as I screeched, “I don’t understand.” That laugh again. “I know you don’t. I’m having trouble understanding this myself. The bottom line is, I’ve been married to Max for four years and you have been married to him four months.” This time the laugh sounded hysterical. “Lady, you have been duped!” My newlywed husband has another wife and…kids? Max is a bigamist? I felt dizzy. So dizzy, I sat in the customer chair of my booth. “We must get together to figure something out.” Her voice became cold, calculating, bitchy. “I’m afraid that’s not possible—at least not at this time.” “Then wha—” With an air of privilege, she announced, “My attorney will be in touch.” “When?” I screamed, “How?” but the line was dead. I closed my eyes and raised my fingers to my temples. A headache was coming on. My God, is it possible? Could Max be married to someone else? Why am I not in shock? Because from the beginning, as he boldly took a seat at your table, and introduced himself, he seemed too good to be true. You have been expecting something like this for months. I hadn’t heard from Max for four days and he hadn’t returned any of the messages I’d left. He was ostensibly on one of his trips, trying to drum up business for his fledgling company. I punched in his number to call him again—to confront him—but all I got was his voice mail. “You’ve reached Max Randle. I’m busy right now, but if you leave your name, number and a short message, return your call.” Sure, you will. “Max, I just received a call from a woman named Jeanette, who claimed to be your wife and she sounded white. Is this a joke? I’m in a panic right now. Please call me so we can talk.” I closed my phone. My lips trembled, My temples throbbed and all of a sudden, my neck was stiff. My nerves had been stretched to the breaking point. I felt hot and stifled. I need to get out of here. I removed and hung my smock on a hook and stumbled to the reception desk. “Darla, something’s come up. I just put Mrs. Bernstein under the dryer. When she’s ready, would you have Sally finish her up? And while you’re at it, reschedule the appointments you can and those you can’t, spread out as best you can.” “Sure thing, Ms Turner.”

Dune Messiah

SUMMARY: With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis — a world as fully real and rich as our own — Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad’Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing…

Dune

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family–and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

Duel Identity

Alan Slaney, a fencing instructor, has designed the virtual reality fantasy realm of Latvinia. He asks Megan O’Malley and her friends to test the game but his fantasy appears to be turning into an obsession and it becomes a race against time to prevent the real world from being submerged forever.

Duct Tape Engineer

From rocket launcher to a geodesic dome, this powerful everyday adhesive is perfect for creating incredible things! In Duct Tape Engineer hands-on educator, master tinkerer, and author of Duct Tape Engineer, Lance Akiyama shows readers how to design, sculpt, and build fourteen mega projects — from backpacks to kayaks and catapults to queen-size beds — out of duct tape in your own backyard. Projects are designed to be long-lasting as well as fun, with advice on solid construction techniques and weather proofing. Packed with full-color illustrations and easy to follow instructions, Duct Tape Engineer will make the perfect gift for any kid or kid at heart.
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Dubliners

A collection of short stories by James Joyce. A wonderful depiction of Irish life in the early twentieth century, contains 15 short stories.

Drums of Autumn

THE FOURTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. How far will a woman travel to find a father, a lover a destiny? Across seas, across time – across the grave itself. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend – a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire travelled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in her own time – their daughter Brianna. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she risks her own future to try to change history – and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past – or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong…
**Recensie(s)**

A blockbuster hit! Wall Street Journal Unforgettable characters … Richly embroidered with historical detail … I just can’ t put it down. Cincinnati Post Passionate … Remarkable– a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling. Arizona Republic A blockbuster hit! Wall Street Journal Unforgettable characters … Richly embroidered with historical detail … I just can’ t put it down Cincinnati Post
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