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Deadly Little Voices

High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable.
With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?

Dead Spark

The zombie venom entered my bloodstream, the Council HQ was ready to blow, and I was tapped out of magic.
With the hunger already on me, wyrmlings closing in, and my body shutting down, I was almost defeated. But where there’s life, there’s hope. I had a family, I had friends, and I had the chance at a future.
All I had to do was find a cure before I became one of the undead, destroy the maniacs after me and my boss, and life would be peachy, right?
Wrong.
The need to feed becomes irresistible, family get dragged into my mess, and then a new set of problems present themselves that test me to my limits, and beyond.
I gotta admit, I’m this close to just jacking it all in and letting this infection win.
At least then there will be peace. No pain. No hurt. No disappointment.
Hi, I’m Faz Pound, and I’m having a bad life.

Dead Men Walking

In 1992 Ray Krone, a former sergeant in the US Air Force, was sentenced to death for the murder of Kimberly Ancona, a bar manager found stabbed to death in a restaurant near his home in Arizona. There were countless holes in the prosecution’s case and ten years later the victim’s clothes were examined using newly-developed DNA testing technology. Krone was completely exonerated and released from jail, but not before he’d spent an entire decade on death row.
DEAD MEN WALKING tells the incredible stories of those men and women who have lived their lives behind bars with the constant threat of death by fellow prisoners, or by state execution, hanging over them. What is it like to live out your days inside one of the world’s toughest prisons, knowing you’ll never again see beyond the exercise yard? Is it really possible to make friends, or form relationships inside? What should you do if, like Ray Krone, you’ve been sentenced to die for a crime you did not commit? **

Data Analysis and Visualization Using Python: Analyze Data to Create Visualizations for BI Systems

Look at Python from a data science point of view and learn proven techniques for data visualization as used in making critical business decisions. Starting with an introduction to data science with Python, you will take a closer look at the Python environment and get acquainted with editors such as Jupyter Notebook and Spyder. After going through a primer on Python programming, you will grasp fundamental Python programming techniques used in data science. Moving on to data visualization, you will see how it caters to modern business needs and forms a key factor in decision-making. You will also take a look at some popular data visualization libraries in Python. Shifting focus to data structures, you will learn the various aspects of data structures from a data science perspective. You will then work with file I/O and regular expressions in Python, followed by gathering and cleaning data. Moving on to exploring and analyzing data, you will look at advanced data structures in Python. Then, you will take a deep dive into data visualization techniques, going through a number of plotting systems in Python. In conclusion, you will complete a detailed case study, where you’ll get a chance to revisit the concepts you’ve covered so far.What You Will LearnUse Python programming techniques for data scienceMaster data collections in Python Create engaging visualizations for BI systemsDeploy effective strategies for gathering and cleaning dataIntegrate the Seaborn and Matplotlib plotting systemsWho This Book Is ForDevelopers with basic Python programming knowledge looking to adopt key strategies for data analysis and visualizations using Python.

Dark Night in Toyland

CONTENTS: Dark Night in Toyland; Go On, Pick a Universe!; Stormseeker; Aliens Aren’t Human; Love Me Tender; To the Letter; Courageous New Planet; Cutting Down; Hue and Cry; The K-Y Warriors; Dissolute Diplomat; Well-Wisher; Executioner’s Moon; Deflation 2001; Shadow of Wings;

Damorak

For years beyond counting, Convoy Defence Platform Destarion has been an object of fear in the histories of a thousand species. The atrocities for which she was responsible had ingrained themselves on the cultures of entire empires.
But then she vanished, and for millennia was forgotten in the silent depths of space. She became a dark myth.
In their desperate search for an ally against Hacticos – an unknown and vastly powerful force apparently bent on the destruction of all sentient life in the galaxy, a force that the Six Species itself might be responsible for bringing down on their heads – the crew of the Astro Tramp 400 have just awakened the Destarion.
Sometimes, you have to send a monster to kill a monster.
Damorak is the seventh book in the Final Fall of Man.

Culture Shock

Arthur’s Seat had never sought a galactic role. A relatively new colony world, a mere three hundred years old, the planet was always isolated from the galactic mainstream. But with the Empire crumbling after the fall of Earth, and other planets taking advantage of the chaos to make their own bids for power, Arthur’s Seat suddenly finds itself playing host to tens of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees who have been kicked off countless other worlds.
But as the planetary government struggles to integrate the newcomers, powerful factions plot to take advantage of the situation and the refugees struggle to carve out a place for themselves, it becomes clear that the entire planet is on the verge of anarchy …
… And outright civil war may not be far away.
**

CSS Pocket Reference

More proof that good things come in small–and sometimes even inexpensive–packages: the “CSS Pocket Reference” has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest Cascading Style Sheet specifications, CSS2 and CSS2.1.An indispensable reference for web designers and developers, this slim little book covers the essential information needed to effectively implement CSS, with an introduction to the key concepts of CSS and a complete alphabetical reference to the CSS2 and CSS 2.1 properties. And since browser incompatibility is the biggest CSS headache for most developers, it also includes an invaluable chart displaying detailed information about CSS support for every style element across all browsers. For anyone who wants to correctly implement CSS, this book condenses all the details in its companion volume, “Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide,” into one easy-to-use cheat-sheet.The “CSS Pocket Reference” delivers just the CSS details that you need to complete the task at hand. When you’re stuck and want an answer quickly, the tiny “CSS Pocket Reference” is the book you’ll want by your keyboard or in your back pocket. (Yes, it really does fit in a back pocket, but it’s too useful to stay there long.)

Crosstalk

**Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in *Crosstalk* —a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired.**
**NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR**
In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal—to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t *quite* work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely—in a way far beyond what she signed up for.
It is almost more than she can handle—especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that’s only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love—and communication—are far more complicated than she ever imagined.
**Praise for *Crosstalk***
“A rollicking send-up of obsessive cell phone usage in too-near-future America . . . [Connie] Willis’s canny incorporation of scientific lore, and a riotous cast . . . make for an engaging girl-finally-finds-right-boy story that’s unveiled with tact and humor. Willis juxtaposes glimpses of claimed historical telepaths with important reflections about the ubiquity of cell phones and the menace that unscrupulous developers of technology pose to privacy, morality, and emotional stability.”***—Publishers Weekly***
“An exhilarating and laugh-inducing read . . . one of those rare books that will keep you up all night long because you can’t bear to put it down.”***—Portland Book Review***
“A fun technological fairy tale.” **— *BookPage***
“One of the funniest SF novels in years.” **— *Locus***

Crime’s Strangest Cases

Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history. Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. Just don’t try to steal it, or you may end up inside! Inside you’ll encounter: The only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law One of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time The murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years

Collins Italian Visual Dictionary

A photographic guide to the key words and phrases in Italian. This attractive pocket-sized book is a perfect travel companion and provides a practical guide to Italy and Italian language and culture. Everyday words are arranged in themes with carefully selected up-to-date images to illustrate key words and phrases, and an English and Italian index help you to find words quickly as you learn. 3,000 essential words and phrases for modern life in Italy are at your fingertips with topics covering food and drink, home life, work and school, shopping, sport and leisure, transport, technology, and the environment. Great care has been given to represent modern Italian culture and enhance your experience of Italy and its people, including customs, celebrations, and festivals. Plus, download your free audio to hear native speakers pronounce the word for each image and get your pronunciation pitch perfect, available from collinsdictionary.com/resources **

City of Secrets

***”The enemy of my enemy should be left the hell alone.”* **
A creatively violent killer who’s clearly not human is targeting Milus Dei members, and Gideon Black isn’t exactly sure he should stop it. After all, the deadly cult hasn’t done him any favors — unless you count torturing his father and brother, brutally experimenting on his friends, killing countless Others, and attempting to use his power to wipe out the rest.
So when Milus Dei asks for his help finding the killer, he’s pretty comfortable turning them down.
Then two strangers turn up with personal stakes in the investigation, both a type of Other no one’s heard of before. Their paths cross with Gideon, and they soon learn they have a common enemy. But it’s not Milus Dei.
With the help of a thief, a genie, and an uneasy alliance with the cult that’s been hunting him down, the DeathSpeaker faces his greatest challenge yet. There’s a monster beneath the city, an immortal shapeshifter whose goals are far beyond revenge — and the future of the world is written in blood.

Carmine: Rise of the Warrior Queen

The girl once known as Katie Lopez wakes up in an abandoned Wal-Mart with no memory, possessing only the vague sense that something has happened.
Where is her family?
Where is her boyfriend?
She has a faint recollection of him, a ghost of a memory…
The world, she discovers, is staggering from the weight of rampaging mutants, victims of a bizarre surgery gone wrong. Once intended to bring about a utopia, now the victims threaten societal meltdown.
Much to her surprise, the girl with no memory discovers she is their queen.
And the Outlaw, a fabled warrior, will soon be at her gate…
*Book One of the dystopian urban fantasy series.
(Book Five of Seven in the Outlaw/Katie saga)*

Captive Universe

“For the first fifty pages you’ll swear that Harrison has been rummaging in an old trunk. Here’s that tired old theme…the lost community of Aztecs who have been cut off in a hidden valley by a landslide centuries ago. Presently they will discover the outside world–our world. The stalwart Aztec maverick may even fall in love with a beautiful white explorer…Of course, any reader of Analog Magazine should know Harry Harrison better than that. There are rumblings, even in the first chapters. The Aztecs are blond–that old Fair God bit again. Someone is feeding the vultures meat from an unspecified source. And surely we’re not supposed to accept a snake-headed goddess? Trust Uncle Harry. On page 55, young Chimal follows the goddess through a secret door in the cliffs, with his whole tribe hunting him, & the story turns inside out.”–P. Schuyler Miller

Cannibals

Is cannibalism the expression of an evil urge for revenge? A form of punishment? A religious rite or a sexual depravity?Or is the taste for the flesh of another human being so irresistible that it is a mixture of all of these, driving one person to kill and devour another. This books delves into the gruesome history of cannibalism and explains the psychology behind anthropophagy – the four medically recognised areas of criminal cannibalism – sexual, aggressive, nutritional and spiritual/religious.PART ONE CANNIBALISM AROUND THE WORLD including Easter Island, The Aztecs, The Congo, Russia, Captain Cook, Werewolves of France, The Marquis de Sade, Napoleon’s March to Moscow, The Boyd Massacre.CANNIBALISM MOST MACABRE including Sawney Bean, Albert Fish, Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrei Chikatilo, Ed Gein, Gary Heidnik, Fritz Haarmann