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Earth Fleet

At long last, Earth has a handful of starships. Surrounded by Rebel Kher, Imperials, and the mysterious Nomads, humanity dares to assert our right to independence.
The interstellar community reacts harshly. In the eyes of our neighbors, we’re upstarts, dangerous beings who don’t know our place.
For the Kher, freedom can only be won through battle. War fleets arrive to instruct us, and Captain Leo Blake is again sent out to voyage among hostile stars.
We’re far from ready, but the time has come. It’s game on.

Dreamweaver

When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that investigating her true heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, and ultimately force her to cross into another world.
There, in an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with frightening mental powers called Gifts, Jessica learned of a curse within her blood, one so terrifying that all who possessed it were destroyed on sight. For she is a Dreamwalker, and the same dark Gift that allows her to enter the dreams of others will eventually destroy her mind and spread insanity to all around her.
Now the deadly wraiths known as reapers, createdto hunt down the last Dreamwalkers, are starting to target her family. In order to destroy them she must seek out a mysterious shapeshifting tower where the secret of the reapers’ creation—and her own Dreamwalker heritage—can be found. Joining forces once more with the ex-Shadow Isaac and loremaster Sebastian, she travels to…

Dragons of Wild

*In a time of darkness, unlikely heroes will rise.* The once peaceful kingdom of Torvald has been ravaged by evil magic, forcing Riders to forget their dragons and their noble beasts to flee to the wilds. Now, anyone who dares to speak of dragons is deemed insane and put to death. Into this dark and twisted land, Saffron was born sixteen years ago. Cursed with dragon affinity and magical powers, she has been forced into a life of exile and raised by dragons—secretly dreaming of a normal life and the family she lost. But as her powers become more uncontrollable, Saffron knows she must find her family before she hurts herself—or worse, her dragon clan. Scholarly and reclusive, Bower prefers to spend his days reading about the legends of the Dragon Riders—even if being caught means death. But as the son of a noble house on the brink of destruction, it falls to him to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and save his kingdom from the rule of the evil King Enric—yet all he wants is to be left alone to read. When fate brings him into contact with Saffron, Bower gains a powerful ally—but one whose wild, volatile magic threatens their very lives. Their friendship might just have the power to change the course of history, but when the Dark Mage King Enric makes Saffron a tempting offer, their alliance will be shaken to its core.

Dragons of Kings

The battle for Torvald begins.
As the young heir of a noble house fallen into decay, Bower has reluctantly shouldered the mantle he was born with—that of Torvald’s rightful king. It is his destiny to throw off the shackles of King Enric and lead his people to freedom, or so he’s been told.
With the help of the wild and untamed Dragon Rider Saffron, he hopes to unite his downtrodden people. It will take an uneasy alliance with a rogue band of Dragon Riders and their charismatic leader, Ryland, to challenge the Dark Mage king, but distrust threatens to tear apart the force that he’s risked everything to build.
Now, on the eve of battle, Bower will have to fulfill a mystical prophecy and become the leader he was born to be, or risk his future kingdom falling apart. Surrounded on all sides by deadly foes, he must face not only the evil king, but his deep doubts about himself.

Dragon’s Keep: The Complete Dracengard Series

This set includes ALL SIX books in Christopher Vale’s epic fantasy series Dracengard!
“…a brilliantly written fictional story of an unknown world.” OnlineBookClub.org
“What a great book…this author brings us a completely different new world, full of adventures, monsters, betrayals, plots and counter-plots, sacrifices, all the good ingredients to make this book an instant success. With characters well developed, it is a very pleasant reading that will keep you entertained for hours.” Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos
It has been over a thousand years since the last Realm War, when the angelic seraph and their dragon allies banished the demonic shedom back to the Realm of Darkness. Now a new evil threatens the Middle Realm as a self-proclaimed wizard and a mysterious black knight lead an army of humanoid lizards against the kingdoms of man.
To save her home, Princess Terrwyn will join her twin brother Erec and little sister Taite on a desperate quest to find Dracengard, a mythical place that few believe even exists. They must brave man-eating monsters, demonic knights, and opportunistic pirates as they flee the Wizard’s clutches with a magical stone that legend claims holds the power to destroy the forces of darkness.

Dorset Murders

Life in the largely rural county of Dorset has not always been idyllic, for over the years it has experienced numerous murders, some of which are little known outside the county borders, others that have shocked the nation. These include arguments between lovers with fatal consequences, family murders, child murders, and mortal altercations at Dorset’s notorious Portland Prison. The entire country thrilled to the scandalous cases of Alma Rattenbury and Charlotte Bryant who, in the 1930s, found living with their husbands so difficult that both found a terminal solution to the problem. In 1856, Elizabeth Browne rid herself of a husband and, in doing so, became the inspiration for Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. The mystery of the Coverdale Kennels at Tarrant Keynston, where not one, but two kennel managers died in suspicious circumstances, remains unsolved to this day. And it was in Bournemouth that Neville Heath committed the second of his two murders, which led to his arrest and eventual execution in 1946. Illustrated with 50 intriguing illustrations, Dorset Murders will appeal to anyone interested in the shady side of the county’s history.

Djinn

The Passage of Time has been opened and the siege of Arkhangelsk has begun.
Djinn, the fourth book in the Adventures of Hanover and Singh, pulls the different threads of the series together, throwing the Hanovers and their allies into close quarters with steam-powered machines, time demons, Cossack rebels and djinn as they race to close the Passage of Time and free the city of Arkhangelsk.
While Luise Hanover steams north with the Wallendorf war machine, Hari travels to Afghanistan in search of an old friend who just might tip the balance in the coming battle.
Djinn is the fourth Steampunk Adventure set in Central Asia and Russia in the 1850s, full of heavy metal battles, ancient beings, Cossacks, smoke and steam.
Djinn continues the adventures of Hanover and Singh, linking each of the previous books: Metal Emissary (book 1), Slow Demons (book 2) and Khronos (book 3). It also hints to earlier stories that can be found in the “Emissary Metal” series, also available.

Dirty Tricks

The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government away from peace talks in Paris, costing thousands of American lives.
There is growing evidence that the CIA was deeply involved in illegal domestic operations targeting Daniel Ellsberg, and in the Watergate break-ins during Nixon’s 1972 campaign, which ultimately led to his downfall. CIA Director Richard Helms’ relationship with Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt was much closer than previously disclosed and the CIA agent inside the plot was sent on a double agent mission by American intelligence after he got out of prison.
Drawing on newly-declassified files and previously-unpublished documents, Dirty Tricks debunks the myths around Watergate and deepens our understanding of the “dirty tricks” that undermined democracy during the Nixon years and destroyed…

Delta-v

The bestselling author of Daemon returns with a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation—a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization.

When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce’s private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe’s unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce’s high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid—with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow twenty-first century adventurers—ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers—must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a…

Defective

In the year 2074, a global conspiracy threatens all life on Earth.
Humanity battles the worst pandemic the world has ever seen.
And the planet is dying.
Our mass extinction event has arrived.
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In the 2020s, disease, epidemics, and financial collapse nearly ended civilization.
The world’s most powerful corporations saved us.
Now, in 2074, the Corporate Coalition rules all.
They genetically engineered crops, animals, bacteria… and people. All in the name of creating a better world.
But when you play with fire, the world burns.
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Deep in the American South, a mysterious quarantine zone is spreading, and wildfires rage across three states. But no one knows what’s really happening. The head of the Coalition, Katherine Raines, is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone to keep the truth buried.
Selene and her little brother Eli are genetically engineered humans, “Defectives”, hiding from the Coalition. Others like them are imprisoned in camps, tortured, and used like lab rats to benefit “pure” humans. As the quarantine zone creeps closer to their hideout in Telmont, Georgia, they must find a way to escape.
Anders is the troublemaking son of the Telmont’s sheriff, and he’s got a thing for mysterious off-grid girls like Selene. He’s also got a secret that can get his family executed for treason… or be Selene’s salvation.
Bas fights in an underground rebellion. When a top agent goes missing behind quarantine lines in Georgia, Bas and his team must rescue him… or ensure his secrets die with him.
Bas, Anders, Selene and the Coalition are tied together through destiny and dark secrets from the past. But time is running short as humanity inches closer to extinction. Each of them must uncover the truth about the quarantine zone and themselves, one shocking twist at a time.
Every choice they make matters and will shape the future of humanity…
if there’s to be any future at all.
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About
DEFECTIVE is a near-future dystopian that depicts a future you’ll recognize: Genetic experiments, “superbugs”, hyperinflation, climate change, and corporations that are more powerful than governments. What will happen when inevitable catastrophic events hit our planet in the next decade and corporations are the only ones with the resources to clean up the mess?
Defective’s complex characters, compelling themes, and shocking twists will leave you thinking about the series, humanity’s future, and your own life’s path long after you finish reading the last page.

Deep Roots

From the author of *The Clockwork Dagger* and *The Clockwork Crown* comes a compilation of short works set in the same world: *The Deepest Poison* , *Final Flight* , **and the Nebula-nominated* Wings of Sorrow and Bone.*
**THE DEEPEST POISON** (book 0.5)
Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival’s medicians-in-training. Called to the front lines of war, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers.
**WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE** (book 2.5)
After being rescued from the slums of Caskentia, Rivka Stout is adjusting to her new life in Tamarania. But when Rivka stumbles into a laboratory run by the powerful Balthazar Cody, she also discovers a sinister plot involving chimera gremlins and the violent Arena game Warriors.
**FINAL FLIGHT** (book 2.6)
Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship, but then the Argus is commandeered by a Clockwork Dagger and forced on a deadly mission. Hue must lead a mutiny that might bring down his own ship…. perhaps for good.

Deep Learning Cookbook: Practical Recipes to Get Started Quickly

With this hands-on cookbook, you’ll discover that deep learning doesn’t need to be intimidating. Aimed at readers who are new to deep learning, this cookbook enables you to solve problems quickly, using the most appropriate platform for each application. Learn how to leverage the work of Google by reusing pre-trained networks, use non-final layers to map data, and build recommender systems out of any correlation data.

Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing

This book presents a detailed review of the state of the art in deep learning approaches for semantic object detection and segmentation in medical image computing, and large-scale radiology database mining. A particular focus is placed on the application of convolutional neural networks, with the theory supported by practical examples. Features: highlights how the use of deep neural networks can address new questions and protocols, as well as improve upon existing challenges in medical image computing; discusses the insightful research experience of Dr. Ronald M. Summers; presents a comprehensive review of the latest research and literature; describes a range of different methods that make use of deep learning for object or landmark detection tasks in 2D and 3D medical imaging; examines a varied selection of techniques for semantic segmentation using deep learning principles in medical imaging; introduces a novel approach to interleaved text and image deep mining on a large-scale radiology image database.

Death’s End

With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China’s most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death’s End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?

Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

**A real-life thriller in the vein of *The Devil in the White City* , Kate Winkler Dawson’s debut *Death in the Air* is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing. **
London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the city firmly in its grip and refused to let go. Day became night, mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and some 12,000 people died from the poisonous air. But in the chaotic aftermath, another killer was stalking the streets, using the fog as a cloak for his crimes.
All across London, women were going missing–poor women, forgotten women. Their disappearances caused little alarm, but each of them had one thing in common: they had the misfortune of meeting a quiet, unassuming man, John Reginald Christie, who invited them back to his decrepit Notting Hill flat during that dark winter. They never left.
The eventual arrest of the “Beast of Rillington Place” caused a media frenzy: were there more bodies buried in the walls, under the floorboards, in the back garden of this house of horrors? Was it the fog that had caused Christie to suddenly snap? And what role had he played in the notorious double murder that had happened in that same apartment building not three years before–a murder for which another, possibly innocent, man was sent to the gallows?
The Great Smog of 1952 remains the deadliest air pollution disaster in world history, and John Reginald Christie is still one of the most unfathomable serial killers of modern times. Journalist Kate Winkler Dawson braids these strands together into a taut, compulsively readable true crime thriller about a man who changed the fate of the death penalty in the UK, and an environmental catastrophe with implications that still echo today.