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Etiquette of Exiles

14 fantastic stories exploring the intersection between mortal people and the faerie kindred. Including many stories set in the first year after the door between Earth and Faerie re-opens.
Stainless: A minor character in a Regency romance is rescued by a fallen angel…
Other Reasons: A young wizard fights to bring his friends through a cursed city.
Wicked Stepself: What’s left behind when you can no longer face yourself?
Children’s Game: An epic quest on a playground to save a dying man, enacted by 4 year olds.
Branwyn and the Stone: On the crafting of a magic hammer: a feminine perspective.
Etiquette of Exiles: A victim of an angelic assault wakes up, forever changed.
The Winter War: Winter is bad the first year. Find out why!
Eden Falls: A town stolen by faeries.
10 Ways To Refuse A Faerie: An elderly blogger and her encounters with a Stranger.
Her Daughter, Pinned To The Sky: The handmaiden of the Queen of Stone must soothe her mistress’s restlessness.
The Endless Silence of Forgotten Things: A vignette about a certain clearing, and the consequences of murder.
Far City Cheer Squad: Runaways in a cursed city work on a new means of survival.
The Wild Hunt Goes To School: The Wild Hunt learns a few things.
When Yeracha Trembles: A lesser faerie must carry a message through a modern world adapting to his kind. **
### Sinossi
14 fantastic stories exploring the intersection between mortal people and the faerie kindred. Including many stories set in the first year after the door between Earth and Faerie re-opens.
Stainless: A minor character in a Regency romance is rescued by a fallen angel…
Other Reasons: A young wizard fights to bring his friends through a cursed city.
Wicked Stepself: What’s left behind when you can no longer face yourself?
Children’s Game: An epic quest on a playground to save a dying man, enacted by 4 year olds.
Branwyn and the Stone: On the crafting of a magic hammer: a feminine perspective.
Etiquette of Exiles: A victim of an angelic assault wakes up, forever changed.
The Winter War: Winter is bad the first year. Find out why!
Eden Falls: A town stolen by faeries.
10 Ways To Refuse A Faerie: An elderly blogger and her encounters with a Stranger.
Her Daughter, Pinned To The Sky: The handmaiden of the Queen of Stone must soothe her mistress’s restlessness.
The Endless Silence of Forgotten Things: A vignette about a certain clearing, and the consequences of murder.
Far City Cheer Squad: Runaways in a cursed city work on a new means of survival.
The Wild Hunt Goes To School: The Wild Hunt learns a few things.
When Yeracha Trembles: A lesser faerie must carry a message through a modern world adapting to his kind.

14 fantastic stories exploring the intersection between mortal people and the faerie kindred. Including many stories set in the first year after the door between Earth and Faerie re-opens.
Stainless: A minor character in a Regency romance is rescued by a fallen angel…
Other Reasons: A young wizard fights to bring his friends through a cursed city.
Wicked Stepself: What’s left behind when you can no longer face yourself?
Children’s Game: An epic quest on a playground to save a dying man, enacted by 4 year olds.
Branwyn and the Stone: On the crafting of a magic hammer: a feminine perspective.
Etiquette of Exiles: A victim of an angelic assault wakes up, forever changed.
The Winter War: Winter is bad the first year. Find out why!
Eden Falls: A town stolen by faeries.
10 Ways To Refuse A Faerie: An elderly blogger and her encounters with a Stranger.
Her Daughter, Pinned To The Sky: The handmaiden of the Queen of Stone must soothe her mistress’s restlessness.
The Endless Silence of Forgotten Things: A vignette about a certain clearing, and the consequences of murder.
Far City Cheer Squad: Runaways in a cursed city work on a new means of survival.
The Wild Hunt Goes To School: The Wild Hunt learns a few things.
When Yeracha Trembles: A lesser faerie must carry a message through a modern world adapting to his kind. **
### Sinossi
14 fantastic stories exploring the intersection between mortal people and the faerie kindred. Including many stories set in the first year after the door between Earth and Faerie re-opens.
Stainless: A minor character in a Regency romance is rescued by a fallen angel…
Other Reasons: A young wizard fights to bring his friends through a cursed city.
Wicked Stepself: What’s left behind when you can no longer face yourself?
Children’s Game: An epic quest on a playground to save a dying man, enacted by 4 year olds.
Branwyn and the Stone: On the crafting of a magic hammer: a feminine perspective.
Etiquette of Exiles: A victim of an angelic assault wakes up, forever changed.
The Winter War: Winter is bad the first year. Find out why!
Eden Falls: A town stolen by faeries.
10 Ways To Refuse A Faerie: An elderly blogger and her encounters with a Stranger.
Her Daughter, Pinned To The Sky: The handmaiden of the Queen of Stone must soothe her mistress’s restlessness.
The Endless Silence of Forgotten Things: A vignette about a certain clearing, and the consequences of murder.
Far City Cheer Squad: Runaways in a cursed city work on a new means of survival.
The Wild Hunt Goes To School: The Wild Hunt learns a few things.
When Yeracha Trembles: A lesser faerie must carry a message through a modern world adapting to his kind.

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Eternal Covenant

Is happily ever after finally here?
The wedding is coming! The wedding is coming!
Zoe Lake and Aric Winters are ready to say “I do.” They’ve fought sphinxes, witches, and monster hunters – and all they want now is peace.
Unfortunately, that’s not so easy to find. When the wedding planners – and warring mothers – descend on their happy home, Aric and Zoe are plunged into a world they never expected.
Zoe doesn’t desire a white dress, and she certainly doesn’t want a champagne fountain, but her wishes are pushed aside to make way for the people who want to make a showcase out of her special day.
Nothing is simple in Zoe and Aric’s world, and that includes the new threat – which looks very much like an old one.
The most powerful mage in the Midwest is a coveted commodity. Everyone wants her power, but only one man wants her love.
Aric and Zoe aren’t afraid of a fight, but the one pressing down on them is something they never expected.
Can Zoe wage a war without giving up the only thing she’s ever truly wanted? Can one happy couple put old demons to rest and walk down an aisle littered with past mistakes and regret?
And, more importantly, can destiny really exert a powerful hand and let happily ever after be a reality?
It’s time for Zoe and Aric to make the ultimate pledge – no matter what evil force opts to stand in their way. **
### Sinossi
Is happily ever after finally here?
The wedding is coming! The wedding is coming!
Zoe Lake and Aric Winters are ready to say “I do.” They’ve fought sphinxes, witches, and monster hunters – and all they want now is peace.
Unfortunately, that’s not so easy to find. When the wedding planners – and warring mothers – descend on their happy home, Aric and Zoe are plunged into a world they never expected.
Zoe doesn’t desire a white dress, and she certainly doesn’t want a champagne fountain, but her wishes are pushed aside to make way for the people who want to make a showcase out of her special day.
Nothing is simple in Zoe and Aric’s world, and that includes the new threat – which looks very much like an old one.
The most powerful mage in the Midwest is a coveted commodity. Everyone wants her power, but only one man wants her love.
Aric and Zoe aren’t afraid of a fight, but the one pressing down on them is something they never expected.
Can Zoe wage a war without giving up the only thing she’s ever truly wanted? Can one happy couple put old demons to rest and walk down an aisle littered with past mistakes and regret?
And, more importantly, can destiny really exert a powerful hand and let happily ever after be a reality?
It’s time for Zoe and Aric to make the ultimate pledge – no matter what evil force opts to stand in their way.

Is happily ever after finally here?
The wedding is coming! The wedding is coming!
Zoe Lake and Aric Winters are ready to say “I do.” They’ve fought sphinxes, witches, and monster hunters – and all they want now is peace.
Unfortunately, that’s not so easy to find. When the wedding planners – and warring mothers – descend on their happy home, Aric and Zoe are plunged into a world they never expected.
Zoe doesn’t desire a white dress, and she certainly doesn’t want a champagne fountain, but her wishes are pushed aside to make way for the people who want to make a showcase out of her special day.
Nothing is simple in Zoe and Aric’s world, and that includes the new threat – which looks very much like an old one.
The most powerful mage in the Midwest is a coveted commodity. Everyone wants her power, but only one man wants her love.
Aric and Zoe aren’t afraid of a fight, but the one pressing down on them is something they never expected.
Can Zoe wage a war without giving up the only thing she’s ever truly wanted? Can one happy couple put old demons to rest and walk down an aisle littered with past mistakes and regret?
And, more importantly, can destiny really exert a powerful hand and let happily ever after be a reality?
It’s time for Zoe and Aric to make the ultimate pledge – no matter what evil force opts to stand in their way. **
### Sinossi
Is happily ever after finally here?
The wedding is coming! The wedding is coming!
Zoe Lake and Aric Winters are ready to say “I do.” They’ve fought sphinxes, witches, and monster hunters – and all they want now is peace.
Unfortunately, that’s not so easy to find. When the wedding planners – and warring mothers – descend on their happy home, Aric and Zoe are plunged into a world they never expected.
Zoe doesn’t desire a white dress, and she certainly doesn’t want a champagne fountain, but her wishes are pushed aside to make way for the people who want to make a showcase out of her special day.
Nothing is simple in Zoe and Aric’s world, and that includes the new threat – which looks very much like an old one.
The most powerful mage in the Midwest is a coveted commodity. Everyone wants her power, but only one man wants her love.
Aric and Zoe aren’t afraid of a fight, but the one pressing down on them is something they never expected.
Can Zoe wage a war without giving up the only thing she’s ever truly wanted? Can one happy couple put old demons to rest and walk down an aisle littered with past mistakes and regret?
And, more importantly, can destiny really exert a powerful hand and let happily ever after be a reality?
It’s time for Zoe and Aric to make the ultimate pledge – no matter what evil force opts to stand in their way.

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Essential Math for Data Science

Master the math needed to excel in data science and machine learning. If you’re a data scientist who lacks a math or scientific background or a developer who wants to add data domains to your skillset, this is your book. Author Hadrien Jean provides you with a foundation in math for data science, machine learning, and deep learning.
Through the course of this book, you’ll learn how to use mathematical notation to understand new developments in the field, communicate with your peers, and solve problems in mathematical form. You’ll also understand what’s under the hood of the algorithms you’re using.
Learn how to:
* Use Python and Jupyter notebooks to plot data, represent equations, and visualize space transformations
* Read and write math notation to communicate ideas in data science and machine learning
* Perform descriptive statistics and preliminary observation on a dataset
* Manipulate vectors, matrices, and tensors to use machine learning and deep learning libraries such as TensorFlow or Keras
* Explore reasons behind a broken model and be prepared to tune and fix it
* Choose the right tool or algorithm for the right data problem

Master the math needed to excel in data science and machine learning. If you’re a data scientist who lacks a math or scientific background or a developer who wants to add data domains to your skillset, this is your book. Author Hadrien Jean provides you with a foundation in math for data science, machine learning, and deep learning.
Through the course of this book, you’ll learn how to use mathematical notation to understand new developments in the field, communicate with your peers, and solve problems in mathematical form. You’ll also understand what’s under the hood of the algorithms you’re using.
Learn how to:
* Use Python and Jupyter notebooks to plot data, represent equations, and visualize space transformations
* Read and write math notation to communicate ideas in data science and machine learning
* Perform descriptive statistics and preliminary observation on a dataset
* Manipulate vectors, matrices, and tensors to use machine learning and deep learning libraries such as TensorFlow or Keras
* Explore reasons behind a broken model and be prepared to tune and fix it
* Choose the right tool or algorithm for the right data problem

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Esercizi Spirituali

Grande protagonista della Riforma della Chiesa cattolica nel XVI secolo, Ignazio di Loyola è conosciuto principalmente per il suo ruolo di fondatore della Compagnia di Gesù nel 1534. Ma in base agli studi più recenti sulla scrittura di Loyola, oltre all’indiscusso ruolo storico e politico, va riconosciuto un autentico valore letterario ai suoi testi e in modo particolare agli Esercizi Spirituali. In quest’opera che può essere considerata paradigmatica, Ignazio si propone di esporre «tutti i modi di preparare l’anima a togliere da sé i legami disordinati». E, dopo averli eliminati, incontrare la volontà divina nell’organizzazione della propria vita per la salvezza dell’anima.

Grande protagonista della Riforma della Chiesa cattolica nel XVI secolo, Ignazio di Loyola è conosciuto principalmente per il suo ruolo di fondatore della Compagnia di Gesù nel 1534. Ma in base agli studi più recenti sulla scrittura di Loyola, oltre all’indiscusso ruolo storico e politico, va riconosciuto un autentico valore letterario ai suoi testi e in modo particolare agli Esercizi Spirituali. In quest’opera che può essere considerata paradigmatica, Ignazio si propone di esporre «tutti i modi di preparare l’anima a togliere da sé i legami disordinati». E, dopo averli eliminati, incontrare la volontà divina nell’organizzazione della propria vita per la salvezza dell’anima.

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Energy Work: The Secrets of Healing and Spiritual Development

This step-by-step approach to physical and emotional health shows how to use the body’s energy centers to speed healing. In *Energy Work* , Robert Bruce offers a, simple, easy-to-learn, approach to self-healing, based on his breakthrough system of Body Awareness Tactile Imaging energy work. Bruce explains how to use tactile imaging, based on one’s sense of touch, rather than visualization, to stimulate the flow of vital energy throughout the body. This is a system that anyone can use, regardless of age, health, or previous experience. Readers learn how to awaken the body’s energy centers and move healing, vital energy throughout the body. *Energy Work offers exercises to:
Improve immune system functionEnhance vitality and self-healing abilityIncrease psychic and spiritual abilitiesDevelop stronger and more intimate relationships* *Bruce provides easy-to-follow illustrations along with a series of exercises that encourage safe, rapid results. This is a valuable guide for anyone seeking to take charge of his or her health.* **
### Sinossi
This step-by-step approach to physical and emotional health shows how to use the body’s energy centers to speed healing. In *Energy Work* , Robert Bruce offers a, simple, easy-to-learn, approach to self-healing, based on his breakthrough system of Body Awareness Tactile Imaging energy work. Bruce explains how to use tactile imaging, based on one’s sense of touch, rather than visualization, to stimulate the flow of vital energy throughout the body. This is a system that anyone can use, regardless of age, health, or previous experience. Readers learn how to awaken the body’s energy centers and move healing, vital energy throughout the body. *Energy Work offers exercises to:
Improve immune system functionEnhance vitality and self-healing abilityIncrease psychic and spiritual abilitiesDevelop stronger and more intimate relationships* *Bruce provides easy-to-follow illustrations along with a series of exercises that encourage safe, rapid results. This is a valuable guide for anyone seeking to take charge of his or her health.*
### L’autore
Robert Bruce is an English-born author and speaker living in Australia. In 2008, Robert Bruce was listed as one of the world’s foremost OBE experts by EnlightenmentNext magazine.

This step-by-step approach to physical and emotional health shows how to use the body’s energy centers to speed healing. In *Energy Work* , Robert Bruce offers a, simple, easy-to-learn, approach to self-healing, based on his breakthrough system of Body Awareness Tactile Imaging energy work. Bruce explains how to use tactile imaging, based on one’s sense of touch, rather than visualization, to stimulate the flow of vital energy throughout the body. This is a system that anyone can use, regardless of age, health, or previous experience. Readers learn how to awaken the body’s energy centers and move healing, vital energy throughout the body. *Energy Work offers exercises to:
Improve immune system functionEnhance vitality and self-healing abilityIncrease psychic and spiritual abilitiesDevelop stronger and more intimate relationships* *Bruce provides easy-to-follow illustrations along with a series of exercises that encourage safe, rapid results. This is a valuable guide for anyone seeking to take charge of his or her health.* **
### Sinossi
This step-by-step approach to physical and emotional health shows how to use the body’s energy centers to speed healing. In *Energy Work* , Robert Bruce offers a, simple, easy-to-learn, approach to self-healing, based on his breakthrough system of Body Awareness Tactile Imaging energy work. Bruce explains how to use tactile imaging, based on one’s sense of touch, rather than visualization, to stimulate the flow of vital energy throughout the body. This is a system that anyone can use, regardless of age, health, or previous experience. Readers learn how to awaken the body’s energy centers and move healing, vital energy throughout the body. *Energy Work offers exercises to:
Improve immune system functionEnhance vitality and self-healing abilityIncrease psychic and spiritual abilitiesDevelop stronger and more intimate relationships* *Bruce provides easy-to-follow illustrations along with a series of exercises that encourage safe, rapid results. This is a valuable guide for anyone seeking to take charge of his or her health.*
### L’autore
Robert Bruce is an English-born author and speaker living in Australia. In 2008, Robert Bruce was listed as one of the world’s foremost OBE experts by EnlightenmentNext magazine.

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Endure

A nuclear bomb has destroyed Fairbanks, Alaska. How will Chuck and his family survive? What would you do if you lost power, water, and the protection of law enforcement, all in an instant; and what if you knew it was never coming back? A retired Marine and survivalist, Chuck, his brilliant and brave wife, Madison, and their remarkable children are thrown from the modern world into a dystopian wasteland in the span of a few heartbeats. Now it’s up to Chuck to build a new life in a post-apocalyptic world that becomes more dangerous every day.
Join the Nagys as they do more than simply survive a devastating surprise attack: They thrive. They learn to protect themselves. They venture into the devastated city for essential supplies, and fight wolves, wildlife, and desperate humans. Ultimately they rally other survivors to build a new community. But when the faceless enemy that ended their world returns, they learn a harsh new truth: They must run for their lives through 300 miles of a frozen Alaskan wilderness if they hope to endure.

A nuclear bomb has destroyed Fairbanks, Alaska. How will Chuck and his family survive? What would you do if you lost power, water, and the protection of law enforcement, all in an instant; and what if you knew it was never coming back? A retired Marine and survivalist, Chuck, his brilliant and brave wife, Madison, and their remarkable children are thrown from the modern world into a dystopian wasteland in the span of a few heartbeats. Now it’s up to Chuck to build a new life in a post-apocalyptic world that becomes more dangerous every day.
Join the Nagys as they do more than simply survive a devastating surprise attack: They thrive. They learn to protect themselves. They venture into the devastated city for essential supplies, and fight wolves, wildlife, and desperate humans. Ultimately they rally other survivors to build a new community. But when the faceless enemy that ended their world returns, they learn a harsh new truth: They must run for their lives through 300 miles of a frozen Alaskan wilderness if they hope to endure.

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Endangered

Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, that they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very little friends and always bored out of her mind.
Huntley would have never guessed that after he died that he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.
That is, until Chrys decides that she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims that her father is over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days, right? **
### Sinossi
Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, that they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very little friends and always bored out of her mind.
Huntley would have never guessed that after he died that he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.
That is, until Chrys decides that she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims that her father is over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days, right?

Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, that they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very little friends and always bored out of her mind.
Huntley would have never guessed that after he died that he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.
That is, until Chrys decides that she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims that her father is over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days, right? **
### Sinossi
Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, that they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very little friends and always bored out of her mind.
Huntley would have never guessed that after he died that he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.
That is, until Chrys decides that she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims that her father is over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days, right?

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Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions

**A Behind-the-Scenes Look At NASA’s incredible Journey to the Moon** Space journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASA’s mission to complete “the greatest adventure on which humankind ever embarked.” This incredible account is a keepsake celebrating some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. Told through over 60 personal interviews and oral histories, as well as personal photographs, this tribute to the men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission a reality chronicles the highs and lows that accompanied the race to the Moon: the devastating flash fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1; the awe of those who saw their years-in-the-making contributions to space exploration blast off from Cape Canaveral; the knuckle-biting descent of Apollo 11 to the lunar surface; a near-catastrophic event on the crew’s flight home; the infectious excitement and jubilation across the world after the astronauts returned safely to Earth. These little-known stories of the dedicated engineers, mathematicians and scientists in the 1960s reveal the “hows” of the Apollo missions and bring to life the wonder and excitement of humanity’s first steps on the Moon. **
### Sinossi
**A Behind-the-Scenes Look At NASA’s incredible Journey to the Moon** Space journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASA’s mission to complete “the greatest adventure on which humankind ever embarked.” This incredible account is a keepsake celebrating some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. Told through over 60 personal interviews and oral histories, as well as personal photographs, this tribute to the men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission a reality chronicles the highs and lows that accompanied the race to the Moon: the devastating flash fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1; the awe of those who saw their years-in-the-making contributions to space exploration blast off from Cape Canaveral; the knuckle-biting descent of Apollo 11 to the lunar surface; a near-catastrophic event on the crew’s flight home; the infectious excitement and jubilation across the world after the astronauts returned safely to Earth. These little-known stories of the dedicated engineers, mathematicians and scientists in the 1960s reveal the “hows” of the Apollo missions and bring to life the wonder and excitement of humanity’s first steps on the Moon.
### L’autore
Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and author. She has been with Universe Today since 2004 and has contributed articles to several other publications, including *Ad Astra* , *Seeker* , Space.com, Wired and New Scientist. Her first book, *Incredible Stories From Space* tells the behind the scenes tales of those who work on NASA’s missions to explore the solar system and beyond. Apollo 9 astronaut Russell L. (Rusty) Schweickart is a retired business and government executive. He co-founded the B612 Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation that champions the development of spaceflight capability to protect Earth from future asteroid impacts. Schweickart is also founder and past president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), the international professional society of astronauts and cosmonauts. He and his wife Nancy Ramsey live in Sonoma, California.

**A Behind-the-Scenes Look At NASA’s incredible Journey to the Moon** Space journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASA’s mission to complete “the greatest adventure on which humankind ever embarked.” This incredible account is a keepsake celebrating some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. Told through over 60 personal interviews and oral histories, as well as personal photographs, this tribute to the men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission a reality chronicles the highs and lows that accompanied the race to the Moon: the devastating flash fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1; the awe of those who saw their years-in-the-making contributions to space exploration blast off from Cape Canaveral; the knuckle-biting descent of Apollo 11 to the lunar surface; a near-catastrophic event on the crew’s flight home; the infectious excitement and jubilation across the world after the astronauts returned safely to Earth. These little-known stories of the dedicated engineers, mathematicians and scientists in the 1960s reveal the “hows” of the Apollo missions and bring to life the wonder and excitement of humanity’s first steps on the Moon. **
### Sinossi
**A Behind-the-Scenes Look At NASA’s incredible Journey to the Moon** Space journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASA’s mission to complete “the greatest adventure on which humankind ever embarked.” This incredible account is a keepsake celebrating some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. Told through over 60 personal interviews and oral histories, as well as personal photographs, this tribute to the men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission a reality chronicles the highs and lows that accompanied the race to the Moon: the devastating flash fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1; the awe of those who saw their years-in-the-making contributions to space exploration blast off from Cape Canaveral; the knuckle-biting descent of Apollo 11 to the lunar surface; a near-catastrophic event on the crew’s flight home; the infectious excitement and jubilation across the world after the astronauts returned safely to Earth. These little-known stories of the dedicated engineers, mathematicians and scientists in the 1960s reveal the “hows” of the Apollo missions and bring to life the wonder and excitement of humanity’s first steps on the Moon.
### L’autore
Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and author. She has been with Universe Today since 2004 and has contributed articles to several other publications, including *Ad Astra* , *Seeker* , Space.com, Wired and New Scientist. Her first book, *Incredible Stories From Space* tells the behind the scenes tales of those who work on NASA’s missions to explore the solar system and beyond. Apollo 9 astronaut Russell L. (Rusty) Schweickart is a retired business and government executive. He co-founded the B612 Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation that champions the development of spaceflight capability to protect Earth from future asteroid impacts. Schweickart is also founder and past president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), the international professional society of astronauts and cosmonauts. He and his wife Nancy Ramsey live in Sonoma, California.

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Earth for Inspiration

**From tales of alien invasions and intergalactic war to visions of dystopian tomorrows, an astonishing collection from one of literary science fiction’s all-time greats, Hugo Award winner Clifford D. Simak.**
The twentieth century’s so-called golden age of science fiction produced many great writers—including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein—yet none is greater than Clifford D. Simak, named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His bold visions of and ingenious speculations about humankind’s future, always enriched with empathy and a deep understanding of human strengths, foibles, and failings, have stood the test of time, remaining powerful, affecting, and relevant.

This sterling collection of fantastic stories by the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–
winning master showcases some of Simak’s finest short fiction, from his earliest published tales to his later masterworks. In the wry and wonderful title story, a science fiction writer of the far future returns to a nearly abandoned Earth in search of inspiration—and finds that the dying planet holds more wonder than he bargained for. The interdimensional invasion Simak imagines in “Hellhounds of the Cosmos” displays a conceptual ingenuity not typically seen in speculative fiction prior to World War II. And other tales in this marvelous compendium offer a wide range of wonders, from the surrender terms dictated by a cute and cuddly alien enemy and a get-rich-quick real-estate scam originating from another galaxy to the truth behind a series of strange disappearances on Jupiter and an explosion of ladybugs in a salesman’s suburban home—an infestation quite possibly not of this Earth.

Whether he’s rocketing us to another galaxy, leading us through the otherworldly shadows of small-town America, or preparing us for a Wild West shootout, every literary outing with Simak is an excursion to remember.

**From tales of alien invasions and intergalactic war to visions of dystopian tomorrows, an astonishing collection from one of literary science fiction’s all-time greats, Hugo Award winner Clifford D. Simak.**
The twentieth century’s so-called golden age of science fiction produced many great writers—including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein—yet none is greater than Clifford D. Simak, named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His bold visions of and ingenious speculations about humankind’s future, always enriched with empathy and a deep understanding of human strengths, foibles, and failings, have stood the test of time, remaining powerful, affecting, and relevant.

This sterling collection of fantastic stories by the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–
winning master showcases some of Simak’s finest short fiction, from his earliest published tales to his later masterworks. In the wry and wonderful title story, a science fiction writer of the far future returns to a nearly abandoned Earth in search of inspiration—and finds that the dying planet holds more wonder than he bargained for. The interdimensional invasion Simak imagines in “Hellhounds of the Cosmos” displays a conceptual ingenuity not typically seen in speculative fiction prior to World War II. And other tales in this marvelous compendium offer a wide range of wonders, from the surrender terms dictated by a cute and cuddly alien enemy and a get-rich-quick real-estate scam originating from another galaxy to the truth behind a series of strange disappearances on Jupiter and an explosion of ladybugs in a salesman’s suburban home—an infestation quite possibly not of this Earth.

Whether he’s rocketing us to another galaxy, leading us through the otherworldly shadows of small-town America, or preparing us for a Wild West shootout, every literary outing with Simak is an excursion to remember.

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Drop Shot

In the second Myron Bolitar novel from Edgar Award–winner Harlan Coben, a young woman’s tragic death spirals into a shattering drama of menace, secrets, and rage. Suddenly Myron is in over his head—and playing the most dangerous game of all.

**“Engaging . . . hilarious.”— *Los Angeles Times*   *Book Review** *
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Once, Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed; now, the headlines belong to a player from the wrong side of the tracks. But when Valerie is shot dead in cold blood and dropped outside the stadium at the U.S. Open, sports agent Myron Bolitar investigates the killing and uncovers a connection between the two players and a six-year-old murder at an exclusive mainline club. As Myron is drawn into the case—along with a dirty U.S. senator, a jealous mother, and the mob—he finds himself caught between a killer and the truth.

**“Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown** **

In the second Myron Bolitar novel from Edgar Award–winner Harlan Coben, a young woman’s tragic death spirals into a shattering drama of menace, secrets, and rage. Suddenly Myron is in over his head—and playing the most dangerous game of all.

**“Engaging . . . hilarious.”— *Los Angeles Times*   *Book Review** *
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Once, Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed; now, the headlines belong to a player from the wrong side of the tracks. But when Valerie is shot dead in cold blood and dropped outside the stadium at the U.S. Open, sports agent Myron Bolitar investigates the killing and uncovers a connection between the two players and a six-year-old murder at an exclusive mainline club. As Myron is drawn into the case—along with a dirty U.S. senator, a jealous mother, and the mob—he finds himself caught between a killer and the truth.

**“Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown** **

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Dream Stalker

People are dying. Why doesn’t anyone care? All Emma wanted was to sell her enchanted teas in peace; instead, she’s caught up in the chase for a killer who’s stalking the streets of London. He’s targeting half-bloods, people with limited magical ability. People just like Emma. The police are baffled by the long string of deaths, but they’re not willing to put in the legwork to make an arrest. After all, magic users can take care of themselves, right? Except, those with real power don’t give a damn about half-bloods. So, when Emma wakes from a strange dream that nearly gets her killed in the waking world, she knows she has to deal with it herself. With only her boggart shop-assistant and the two strange men who have offered to help, can she thwart the killer and make the city safe again?

People are dying. Why doesn’t anyone care? All Emma wanted was to sell her enchanted teas in peace; instead, she’s caught up in the chase for a killer who’s stalking the streets of London. He’s targeting half-bloods, people with limited magical ability. People just like Emma. The police are baffled by the long string of deaths, but they’re not willing to put in the legwork to make an arrest. After all, magic users can take care of themselves, right? Except, those with real power don’t give a damn about half-bloods. So, when Emma wakes from a strange dream that nearly gets her killed in the waking world, she knows she has to deal with it herself. With only her boggart shop-assistant and the two strange men who have offered to help, can she thwart the killer and make the city safe again?

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Dream Scape (New Order)

After the destruction of earth Max and his sixteen-year-old sister Scarlett end up in Piorum (after being emerged in cryogenic tanks) a dream-like reality where they don’t age and can’t be harmed. They have been told that they are the last of mankind and that they are only supposed to be woken up when the earth is healed.
Max spends his time going to bars with his friend Hal and chatting up women, whilst Scarlett spends hers taking clothes she doesn’t need from the ‘free’ shops and following Madison, a beautiful blonde girl who she’s obsessed with.
One day this all changes when they wake-up from Piorum and realize that the world is far from healed. After the acid rain kills many Piorom citizens including Madison, Scarlett and Max flee the bunker that the tanks resided in. Soon after it explodes, leaving them stuck in a world with acid rain and howls off unknown creatures.
With little food and water they stumble upon a village of huts and realize that they aren’t the only people left.

After the destruction of earth Max and his sixteen-year-old sister Scarlett end up in Piorum (after being emerged in cryogenic tanks) a dream-like reality where they don’t age and can’t be harmed. They have been told that they are the last of mankind and that they are only supposed to be woken up when the earth is healed.
Max spends his time going to bars with his friend Hal and chatting up women, whilst Scarlett spends hers taking clothes she doesn’t need from the ‘free’ shops and following Madison, a beautiful blonde girl who she’s obsessed with.
One day this all changes when they wake-up from Piorum and realize that the world is far from healed. After the acid rain kills many Piorom citizens including Madison, Scarlett and Max flee the bunker that the tanks resided in. Soon after it explodes, leaving them stuck in a world with acid rain and howls off unknown creatures.
With little food and water they stumble upon a village of huts and realize that they aren’t the only people left.

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Draw People Every Day: Short Lessons in Portrait and Figure Drawing Using Ink and Color

**A lively, colorful figure drawing instruction book that encourages aspiring illustrators to work in ink and watercolor to create quick, confident renderings of diverse, contemporary people.**
While today’s illustrators work primarily in ink and watercolor, figure drawing instruction still tends to emphasize work in pencil. Commercial illustrator Kagan McLeod offers an approach to figure and portrait drawing more in keeping with today’s preferred tools and techniques, one that focuses on cultivating spontaneity, energy, and confidence by providing exercises for brush work in ink and watercolor. By breaking figure and portrait drawing into the three major aspects of line, tone, and color and recommending time limits for each exercise, McLeod encourages working fast and fearless, rather than worrying about getting your figures just right. Filled with numerous illustrative examples of diverse, modern people, *Draw People Every Day* reflects practical, applicable techniques to get you drawing the people you see in the world around you with speed and proficiency. **
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**A lively, colorful figure drawing instruction book that encourages aspiring illustrators to work in ink and watercolor to create quick, confident renderings of diverse, contemporary people.**
While today’s illustrators work primarily in ink and watercolor, figure drawing instruction still tends to emphasize work in pencil. Commercial illustrator Kagan McLeod offers an approach to figure and portrait drawing more in keeping with today’s preferred tools and techniques, one that focuses on cultivating spontaneity, energy, and confidence by providing exercises for brush work in ink and watercolor. By breaking figure and portrait drawing into the three major aspects of line, tone, and color and recommending time limits for each exercise, McLeod encourages working fast and fearless, rather than worrying about getting your figures just right. Filled with numerous illustrative examples of diverse, modern people, *Draw People Every Day* reflects practical, applicable techniques to get you drawing the people you see in the world around you with speed and proficiency.
### L’autore
KAGAN MCLEOD has been a commercial illustrator since 1999. His clients include *GQ, Entertainment Weekly* , The Royal Canadian Mint, *Wall Street Journal* , *Washington Post* , and *Newsweek* , and his work has been honored by *American Illustration* , the Society of Illustrators, and *Communication Arts*. He has created graphic novels for Image and IDW, and exhibits frequently at comic conventions in the United States and Canada. He teaches illustration and drawing courses at Sheridan College in Ontario and hosts a weekly figure drawing workshop at his studio.

**A lively, colorful figure drawing instruction book that encourages aspiring illustrators to work in ink and watercolor to create quick, confident renderings of diverse, contemporary people.**
While today’s illustrators work primarily in ink and watercolor, figure drawing instruction still tends to emphasize work in pencil. Commercial illustrator Kagan McLeod offers an approach to figure and portrait drawing more in keeping with today’s preferred tools and techniques, one that focuses on cultivating spontaneity, energy, and confidence by providing exercises for brush work in ink and watercolor. By breaking figure and portrait drawing into the three major aspects of line, tone, and color and recommending time limits for each exercise, McLeod encourages working fast and fearless, rather than worrying about getting your figures just right. Filled with numerous illustrative examples of diverse, modern people, *Draw People Every Day* reflects practical, applicable techniques to get you drawing the people you see in the world around you with speed and proficiency. **
### Sinossi
**A lively, colorful figure drawing instruction book that encourages aspiring illustrators to work in ink and watercolor to create quick, confident renderings of diverse, contemporary people.**
While today’s illustrators work primarily in ink and watercolor, figure drawing instruction still tends to emphasize work in pencil. Commercial illustrator Kagan McLeod offers an approach to figure and portrait drawing more in keeping with today’s preferred tools and techniques, one that focuses on cultivating spontaneity, energy, and confidence by providing exercises for brush work in ink and watercolor. By breaking figure and portrait drawing into the three major aspects of line, tone, and color and recommending time limits for each exercise, McLeod encourages working fast and fearless, rather than worrying about getting your figures just right. Filled with numerous illustrative examples of diverse, modern people, *Draw People Every Day* reflects practical, applicable techniques to get you drawing the people you see in the world around you with speed and proficiency.
### L’autore
KAGAN MCLEOD has been a commercial illustrator since 1999. His clients include *GQ, Entertainment Weekly* , The Royal Canadian Mint, *Wall Street Journal* , *Washington Post* , and *Newsweek* , and his work has been honored by *American Illustration* , the Society of Illustrators, and *Communication Arts*. He has created graphic novels for Image and IDW, and exhibits frequently at comic conventions in the United States and Canada. He teaches illustration and drawing courses at Sheridan College in Ontario and hosts a weekly figure drawing workshop at his studio.

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Dragon Airways

***Dragon Airways – One way or another, you’re going to fly.*** Emmet is a boy with special needs and unusual talents. His ability to sense magic makes him valuable to both sides of the war. Fleeing those sent to capture him, he and his sister board Dragon Airways, not knowing friend from foe. Some betray him; others risk their lives trying to save him. Never would he have guessed the impact an aging dragon would have on his life or the adventures they would have together. **

***Dragon Airways – One way or another, you’re going to fly.*** Emmet is a boy with special needs and unusual talents. His ability to sense magic makes him valuable to both sides of the war. Fleeing those sent to capture him, he and his sister board Dragon Airways, not knowing friend from foe. Some betray him; others risk their lives trying to save him. Never would he have guessed the impact an aging dragon would have on his life or the adventures they would have together. **

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Dr. Wolf, the Fae Rift Series Book 1- Shockwave

When the divide between the fae world and the human world is torn apart, Aleric Bayne is thrown into the ensuing chaos. Hurt and disoriented, the werewolf finds himself in a hospital emergency room. When other fae creatures begin to show up, Aleric sneaks them into the D wing of the hospital. With no one else able to treat their unusual conditions, Aleric steps into the role of Dr. Wolf. He has one goal in mind, to help the fae and close the Rift. But Dr. Wolf has walls around the memories of his own broken past that threaten to unravel the world he is holding together by a thread.

When the divide between the fae world and the human world is torn apart, Aleric Bayne is thrown into the ensuing chaos. Hurt and disoriented, the werewolf finds himself in a hospital emergency room. When other fae creatures begin to show up, Aleric sneaks them into the D wing of the hospital. With no one else able to treat their unusual conditions, Aleric steps into the role of Dr. Wolf. He has one goal in mind, to help the fae and close the Rift. But Dr. Wolf has walls around the memories of his own broken past that threaten to unravel the world he is holding together by a thread.

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Dominion Apocalypse (New Order)

Dominion was a planet where you had to keep adapting and better yourself in order to survive. Colonists from earth were forced to live underground in a complex of black carbon tunnels, fed by satellite power and draining the planet resources from lakes and rivers. Drones would harvest plant and animal life. The planet’s surface was dangerous and the cony was protected by fighters known as the Militia. The people there built a society based on those principles and in turn created the greatest army known to mankind. Caleb watched helplessly as everything he knew was under threat from galactic alien life.

Dominion was a planet where you had to keep adapting and better yourself in order to survive. Colonists from earth were forced to live underground in a complex of black carbon tunnels, fed by satellite power and draining the planet resources from lakes and rivers. Drones would harvest plant and animal life. The planet’s surface was dangerous and the cony was protected by fighters known as the Militia. The people there built a society based on those principles and in turn created the greatest army known to mankind. Caleb watched helplessly as everything he knew was under threat from galactic alien life.

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