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Metal Emissary

Dispatched on a secret mission in Central Asia, 22 year old Lieutenant Jamie Hanover encounters hostile tribes, steam-powered robots and djinn in his search for answers regarding the British defeat at Trafalgar.
Helped by the strange mystic, Hari Singh, the two men fight side by side in the mountains as they track a strange metal emissary through the infamous Khyber Pass.
Following in the emissary’s destructive footsteps Jamie and Hari travel to Adina Pur, where the uncovering of secrets and the culmination of their respective missions demands a heavy price.
Metal Emissary is a Steampunk Adventure set in Central Asia in the 1850s, full of weird machines, exotic characters, dust, snow and blood.
The Adventures of Hanover & Singh series includes:
Metal Emissary
Slow Demons
Khronos
Djinn

Mercury

The closest planet to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are those who hope to find wealth in its desolation.
Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury’s position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury’s poles may harbor evidence of life, and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the powerful Earth-based “New Morality” to keep close tabs on Molina’s endeavors, which threaten to produce results contrary to fundamentalist teachings.
Three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history and how it ties into one of mankind’s greatest tragedies. Years before, visionary engineer Mance Bracknell made his own attempt to help man progress into space by building a ladder to the stars: a glistening tower stretching thousands of miles into the air, anchored by spans of steel to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. But technological endeavor was no match for human passions, and greed and jealousy provoked terrorists to an act of sabotage that resulted in the death of millions.
There’s no telling how many more will have to die before Mance has his revenge…
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Memory and Dream

Longer description (includes review excerpts)
In the bohemian city of Newford, young Isabelle Copley becomes the chosen student of the brilliant, yet reclusive artist Vincent Rushkin. In the course of her arduous training, Isabelle becomes so adept that her paintings take on a life of their own. But her mentor’s cruelty brings such tragedy to Isabelle and her creations that she turns her back on her talent and buries her emotions, memories and dreams in a web of denial. 
 
Now, twenty years later, Isabelle must face a past that she has long denied, and once again unlock the slumbering power of her brush. In a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to unravel her delusions, live out her dreams, and bring the magic of her art back to life.
 
Unique to this Triskell Press edition is a new (2014) afterword by Charles de Lint discussing how art has affected his writing, and this book in particular.
 
Review excerpts:
It is hard to imagine urban fantasy done better than it is by de Lint at his best, and this book shows his imagination and craft at their highest levels.
…de Lint’s folkloric scholarship is as outstanding as ever; he never lets it slide into academicism or pretension. Memory and Dream deserves the highest recommendation and the widest readership. Consider it a mandatory acquisition for any self-respecting fantasy collection.
\- Booklist, 10/01/94, American Library Association
 
The Otherworld tends to lurk just out of sight in de Lint’s works, waiting for some chink to appear in the facade of his characters’ lives and allow its spirits entry. (Memory & Dream) is no exception; here fantastic creatures gain access to the bohemian village of Newford through the work of Isabelle, a talented young painter. Apprenticing herself to the troll-like master painter Rushkin, Isabelle learns to paint amazing creatures – creations that subsequently take on a (possibly evil) life of their own. When circumstances cause a friend’s message to reach out to her from beyond the grave, Isabelle must confront her own delusional revisionist history and decide if she has the strength to use her art, and the courage to do what she must. While Isabelle’s delusions and the book’s implication that artists are superior beings become somewhat repetitious, de Lint is otherwise in top form here. His multi-voiced, time-shifting narrative (the story spans 20 years) beautifully evokes a sense of creative community, making it almost possible to believe that the rarified aesthetic atmosphere might well be capable of conjuring up a spirit or two.
\- Publishers Weekly, 10/03/199

Mazer in Prison

The Short Story relating to Ender Saga Series appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

Maxon

“I loved the romance in this novel Maxon and Lianna were amazing characters, they were both so spunky and sassy. Plus, the action scenes and powers/abilities were truly epic. I loved it!” The Not So Public Library Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with his past, Maxon limits his present-day activities to killing demons and seducing women. No long-term relationships. No combat too dangerous. No problem, right? Wrong. Maxon’s life has stalled out. The old thrills aren’t there anymore, either on the battlefield or in the bedroom. While staking out his next fight, Maxon meets what seems like just another girl after a good time. What he gets is a close encounter with Lianna, a lady warrior with ties to the mysterious elemental rulers called the monarkki. It’s love at first fight. Trouble is, Lianna’s running from a dark history of her own, and her elemental enemies are closing in. When Lianna gets taken, Maxon realizes that after years of wrong choices and dead ends, the right woman is worth risking it all… “I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books.” – Molly M, Riffle Publisher’s Note: Christina Bauer is a non-linear thinker who came up with ARMAGEDDON and then went back and wrote some earlier books. This is why you’ll see ARMAGEDDON (Book 7) and the Offspring series available before THE BRUTAL TIME (Book 6). We’ve told her to stop this practice, but she keeps giving us lewd hand gestures in response. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. Don’t Miss These Series From Christina Bauer – Fairy Tales of the Magicorum , a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance – Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love – Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens – Angelbound, about a quasi (part human and part demon) girl who loves to kick butt in Purgatory’s Arena as outlined below… Angelbound Origins In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said. .5 Duty Bound – a prequel from Prince Lincoln 1. Angelbound 1.5 Lincoln – the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln 2. Scala 3. Acca 4. Thrax 5. The Dark Lands 6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019) 7. Armageddon (already here, long story!) Angelbound Offspring The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between 1. Maxon 2. Portia 3. Zinnia (Summer 2019) 4. Kaps (Summer 2020) 5. Huntress (Summer 2021) Angelbound Worlds Inside stories about your fav characters 1. Xavier (Spring 2020) 2. Cissy (Spring 2021) Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

Mathematical Methods and Modelling in Applied Sciences

This book presents a collection of original research papers from the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical and Related Sciences, held in Antalya, Turkey, on 27 – 30 April 2019 and sponsored/supported by Düzce University, Turkey; the University of Jordan; and the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Baku State University, Azerbaijan. The book focuses on various types of mathematical methods and models in applied sciences; new mathematical tools, techniques and algorithms related to various branches of applied sciences; and important aspects of applied mathematical analysis. It covers mathematical models and modelling methods related to areas such as networks, intelligent systems, population dynamics, medical science and engineering, as well as a wide variety of analytical and numerical methods.
The conference aimed to foster cooperation among students, researchers and experts from diverse areas of mathematics and related sciences and to promote fruitful exchanges on crucial research in the field.
This book is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and educators interested in applied mathematics and interactions of mathematics with other branches of science to provide insights into analysing, modelling and solving various scientific problems in applied sciences.

Matchbox Girls

Marley Claviger is just trying to get her life together. Stumbling into an ancient conflict between celestial forces is going to make that a whole lot harder… When Marley wakes up to a phone call from a pair of terrified children, she doesn’t expect to be pulled into a secret war. She rescues them from an empty house and promises to find their missing uncle. She even manages to feed them dinner. But she barely feels competent to manage her own life, let alone care for small children with strange, ominous powers… And when a mysterious angelic figure shows up and tries to claim the girls, it all falls apart… Plagued by visions of disaster, Marley has no idea what she’s gotten herself into, but she knows one thing: magical or not, the kids need her.

Masters of Evolution

MASTERS OF EVOLUTION:
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Alvah Gustad was typical of New York City’s twenty million citizens. He took for granted such luxuries as synthetic foods and robot-servants, and he knew beyond a doubt that the Cities offered the only acceptable way of life for civilized man.
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But roaming the vast plains between the continent’s five Cities, ever growing and expanding, were the dreaded tribes of Muckfeet. In direct antithesis to the City dwellers, these illiterate savages actually GREW food and RAISED animals. And how they smelled! It was so bad that Alvah could feel his stomach churn at the mere mention of their name.
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There was one thing in the Muckfoot territory that the Cities did need, though-metal ores. And Alvah, faced with the job of liason to the tribes around New York, had to somehow make his patriotism outweigh his nausea. If he succeeded, the Cities would be monuments to eternity; if he failed – –

Master

First, a knife. Then a flaming arrow. Now . . . bullets that explode and destroy their intended targets with a white poison that seeps into the veins on impact.
Instant death.
They call them Eden-killers, and never before have Ian and his people been in such danger. After all, how can someone die when he’s so hard to kill?
But as Kate fights for her life, Ian prepares for a battle of his own. Eden is under siege, and the city’s only hope lies in the hands of four boys who shifted only recently. Four boys who are just as susceptible to Eden-killers as every other man from Eden.
Ian is determined to save his family, but before he can, he must learn the truth about Eden. He must face his own demons. He must come to grips with the fact that what Kate has been searching for her entire life is what he needs, too.
He must learn, for once, to let someone save him.
Master is the long awaited finale in the Arrow’s Flight series.

Martians Abroad

**A great new stand-alone science fiction novel from Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville series.**
Well-known for her bestselling series Kitty Norville, Carrie Vaughn moves to science fiction with *Martians Abroad*. Polly Newton has one single-minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her mother, the Director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly’s plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth.
Homesick and cut off from her plans for her future, Polly cannot seem to fit into life on Earth. Strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles may be right �there’s more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mars Life

Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Mars

**Epic in scope, unparalleled in execution, *Mars*  is an unforgettable portrait of space, politics, science, and humanity that captures for all time the mystery and wonder of an alien frontier**
It is a world shrouded in mystery—a planet pocked by meteors, baked by ultraviolet light, and covered by endless deserts the color of dried blood. 
To this harsh and unforgiving planet travel the twenty-give astronauts of the international Mars mission. Now, as the landers touch down and the base dome is inflated and the robotic explorers are sent aloft, they must somehow come together in a struggle of discovery and survival.
Battling deadly meteor showers, subzero temperatures, and a mysterious “Mars virus,” these intrepid explorers are on their way to the most incredible and shocking discovery of all.
**Praise for *Mars** *
“A sweeping Michener-style saga of the first expedition to our neighboring planet . . . the ultimate summer escape.” **— *People** *
“In *Mars,* Ben Bova re-creates for us much of that first excitement we felt in reading about the possibilities of space flight or, later, witnessing the earliest manned exploration.” **— *Los Angeles Times Book Review** *
“The definitive novel about our fascinating neighbor.” **—Arthur C. Clarke**
“An intelligent, entertaining story that may also serve as a rallying cry.” **— *Omni** *
“ *Mars* is an exemplary summer read . . . [with] adventurous, brilliant, over-the-edge characters [and] a convincing imaginative core in Bova’s carefully imagined, striking, and spooky portrait of the planet.” **— *Voice Literary Supplement** ** *

Manalone

Tomorrow’s Future Shock
Why is the government deliberately destroying all trace of Man’s past?
Why are the laws of gravity and momentum strangely altered?
Why has the world’s population continually increased without the predicted eco-crisis taking place?
Why is there an international conspiracy to conceal the future of the human race?
These are just some of the reality-shattering questions that face Manalone, a brilliant computer scientist, when he tries to find out exactly what has happened to humanity. Manalone, outcast from society, must fight the entire machinery of a ruthless police state to discover the truth. And the truth is an awful, chilling one, that sounds only too real in today’s world.

Magistrates of Hell

James Asher finds himself once more in alliance with vampire Don Simon Ysidro, as their investigations takes them to far-off Peking . . . October, 1912. James Asher, his wife Lydia, and the old occultist and vampire-hunter Dr Solomon Karlebach have journeyed to the new-born Republic of China to investigate the rumour that the mindless Undead — the Others that even the vampires fear — have begun to multiply in the caverns of the hills west of Peking. Alongside his old vampire partner, Don Simon Ysidro, Asher embarks on a sinister hunt, while somewhere in the city’s cold gray labyrinth lurk the Peking vampires, known as the Magistrates of Hell — with an agenda of their own . . .

Machine World

The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder.In the fourth book of the series, James McGill is up for promotion. Not everyone is happy about that, and McGill must prove he’s worth his stripes. Deployed to a strange alien planet outside the boundaries of the Galactic Empire, he’s caught up in warfare and political intrigue. Earth expands, the Cephalopod Kingdom launches ships to stop us, and a grand conspiracy emerges among the upper ranks of the Hegemony military.In MACHINE WORLD, McGill faces an entirely new kind of alien life, Galactic prosecution, and thousands of relentless squid troopers. He lives and dies in the falling ashes of the Empire, a man of unique honor at the dawn of humanity’s resurgence.MACHINE WORLD is a military science fiction novel by bestselling author B. V. Larson. (To find the first book in the series, search for STEEL WORLD, by B. V. Larson.)

M’Lady Witch

**SINGLE WHITE WITCH SEEKS ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE (BROOMSTICK OPTIONAL)**
Cordelia Gallowglass has the planet Gramarye at her feet. Her father is High Warlock, her mother’s the powerful witch in the kingdom – and she’s inherited awesome talents from both of them. On top of that, Prince Alain, heir apparent to the throne, has come asking for her hand. What more could a young woman – witch or not – want?
*Plenty!*
The wild young lady isn’t sure she’s ready to settle down. Cordelia decides she can take her time deciding whether to accept the Prince’s offer of marriage… until she finds out she has enemies who oppose the union, and intend to ensure she never makes it to the altar – ever.