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Netherland

### Amazon.com Review
**Amazon Exclusive: A Q &A with Joseph O’Neill**
**Joseph O’Neill was born in Ireland and raised in Holland. He received a law degree from Cambridge University and worked as a barrister in London. He writes regularly for *The Atlantic Monthly* and is the author of two previous novels, *New York Times* Notable Book. O’Neill received the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his third novel, *Netherland*. He lives with his family in New York City.**
**Question:** President Obama mentioned in a *New York Times Magazine* profile that he’s reading *Netherland*. How do you feel about the President reading your book?
**Joseph O’Neill:** I’m very honored, of course.
**Question:** How is the world of *Netherland* particular to the United States after 9/11?
**Joseph O’Neill:** The story takes place in the aftermath of 9/11. One of the things it does is try to evoke the disorientation and darkness of that time, which we only emerged from with the election of President Obama.
**Question:** What is the importance of the sport of cricket in this book? Do you play?
**Joseph O’Neill:** I love sport and play cricket and golf myself. Sport is a wonderful way to bring together people who would otherwise have no connection to each other.
**Question:** One of your reviewers calls *Netherland* an answer to
**Joseph O’Neill:** Halfway through the book I realized with a slightly sinking feeling that the plot of *Netherland* was eerily reminiscent of the *Gatsby* plot: dreamer drowns, bystander remembers. But there are only about 5 plots in existence, so I didn’t let it bother me too much. Fitzgerald thankfully steered clear of cricket.
**Question:** Many reviewers have commented on the “voice” of this novel. How it is more a novel of voice than of plot? Do you agree with this?
**Joseph O’Neill:** Yes, I would agree with that comment. This is not a novel of eventful twists and turns. It is more like a long-form international cricket match (which can last for 5 days without a winner emerging), about nuance and ambiguity and small slippages of insight. And about language, of course.
(Photo © Lisa Acherman)
### From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Hans van den Broek, the Dutch-born narrator of O’Neill’s dense, intelligent novel, observes of his friend, Chuck Ramkissoon, a self-mythologizing entrepreneur-gangster, that he never quite believed that people would sooner not have their understanding of the world blown up, even by Chuck Ramkissoon. The image of one’s understanding of the world being blown up is poignant—this is Hans’s fate after 9/11. He and wife Rachel abandon their downtown loft, and, soon, Rachel leaves him behind at their temporary residence, the Chelsea Hotel, taking their son, Jake, back to London. Hans, an equities analyst, is at loose ends without Rachel, and in the two years he remains Rachel-less in New York City, he gets swept up by Chuck, a Trinidadian expatriate Hans meets at a cricket match. Chuck’s dream is to build a cricket stadium in Brooklyn; in the meantime, he operates as a factotum for a Russian gangster. The unlikely (and doomed from the novel’s outset) friendship rises and falls in tandem with Hans’s marriage, which falls and then, gradually, rises again. O’Neill (_This Is the Life_) offers an outsider’s view of New York bursting with wisdom, authenticity and a sobering jolt of realism. *(May)*
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### Amazon.com Review
**Amazon Exclusive: A Q &A with Joseph O’Neill**
**Joseph O’Neill was born in Ireland and raised in Holland. He received a law degree from Cambridge University and worked as a barrister in London. He writes regularly for *The Atlantic Monthly* and is the author of two previous novels, *New York Times* Notable Book. O’Neill received the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his third novel, *Netherland*. He lives with his family in New York City.**
**Question:** President Obama mentioned in a *New York Times Magazine* profile that he’s reading *Netherland*. How do you feel about the President reading your book?
**Joseph O’Neill:** I’m very honored, of course.
**Question:** How is the world of *Netherland* particular to the United States after 9/11?
**Joseph O’Neill:** The story takes place in the aftermath of 9/11. One of the things it does is try to evoke the disorientation and darkness of that time, which we only emerged from with the election of President Obama.
**Question:** What is the importance of the sport of cricket in this book? Do you play?
**Joseph O’Neill:** I love sport and play cricket and golf myself. Sport is a wonderful way to bring together people who would otherwise have no connection to each other.
**Question:** One of your reviewers calls *Netherland* an answer to
**Joseph O’Neill:** Halfway through the book I realized with a slightly sinking feeling that the plot of *Netherland* was eerily reminiscent of the *Gatsby* plot: dreamer drowns, bystander remembers. But there are only about 5 plots in existence, so I didn’t let it bother me too much. Fitzgerald thankfully steered clear of cricket.
**Question:** Many reviewers have commented on the “voice” of this novel. How it is more a novel of voice than of plot? Do you agree with this?
**Joseph O’Neill:** Yes, I would agree with that comment. This is not a novel of eventful twists and turns. It is more like a long-form international cricket match (which can last for 5 days without a winner emerging), about nuance and ambiguity and small slippages of insight. And about language, of course.
(Photo © Lisa Acherman)
### From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Hans van den Broek, the Dutch-born narrator of O’Neill’s dense, intelligent novel, observes of his friend, Chuck Ramkissoon, a self-mythologizing entrepreneur-gangster, that he never quite believed that people would sooner not have their understanding of the world blown up, even by Chuck Ramkissoon. The image of one’s understanding of the world being blown up is poignant—this is Hans’s fate after 9/11. He and wife Rachel abandon their downtown loft, and, soon, Rachel leaves him behind at their temporary residence, the Chelsea Hotel, taking their son, Jake, back to London. Hans, an equities analyst, is at loose ends without Rachel, and in the two years he remains Rachel-less in New York City, he gets swept up by Chuck, a Trinidadian expatriate Hans meets at a cricket match. Chuck’s dream is to build a cricket stadium in Brooklyn; in the meantime, he operates as a factotum for a Russian gangster. The unlikely (and doomed from the novel’s outset) friendship rises and falls in tandem with Hans’s marriage, which falls and then, gradually, rises again. O’Neill (_This Is the Life_) offers an outsider’s view of New York bursting with wisdom, authenticity and a sobering jolt of realism. *(May)*
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Natural Language Processing Fundamentals

Use Python and NLTK (Natural Language Toolkit) to build out your own text classifiers and solve common NLP problems.

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    If NLP hasn’t been your forte, Natural Language Processing Fundamentals will make sure you set off to a steady start. This comprehensive guide will show you how to effectively use Python libraries and NLP concepts to solve various problems.

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  • Use Python and NLTK (Natural Language Toolkit) to build out your own text classifiers and solve common NLP problems.

    Key Features

  • Assimilate key NLP concepts and terminologies
  • Explore popular NLP tools and techniques
  • Gain practical experience using NLP in application code

    Book Description

    If NLP hasn’t been your forte, Natural Language Processing Fundamentals will make sure you set off to a steady start. This comprehensive guide will show you how to effectively use Python libraries and NLP concepts to solve various problems.

    You’ll be introduced to natural language processing and its applications through examples and exercises. This will be followed by an introduction to the initial stages of solving a problem, which includes problem definition, getting text data, and preparing it for modeling. With exposure to concepts like advanced natural language processing algorithms and visualization techniques, you’ll learn how to create applications…

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    Naomiki Sato’s Origami Roses

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    This stunning book presents detailed instructions for eleven elegant and lifelike paper flower projects that will enhance any home or occasion. Paper flower expert Naomiki Sato starts by showing you how to fold seven types of paper roses using a variety of techniques for four- and five-sided blossoms, along with their stems, thorns and leaves, and how to assemble them.
    Four equally exciting papercraft projects follow, showing you how to make Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Bellflowers, tropical Plumeria (Frangipani) and Bougainvillea.
    Each of the eleven projects has detailed step-by-step photographs, diagrams and instructions that make these sophisticated-looking blossoms easy to make even for beginning origami folders. The book includes basic guides to paper and tools, as well as an introduction to basic origami folding techniques for novices.

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    Mythos

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    Mortal Danger

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    The author of *The Stranger Beside Me* brings her brilliantly informed understanding of the sociopath to this riveting true crime collection. Featured here is the case of a Southern California family man who lured a beautiful flight attendant into a passionate and dangerous relationship. Other cases include that of the woman who masterminded her husband’s murder to gain his inheritance…the monstrous sadist whose prison release damaged a presidential candidate’s campaign and ended in a bitter double tragedy in a quiet neighborhood three thousand miles away…the shocking DNA link between a cold-blooded crime and a cold case…and inside the horrific case of the man who crossed an ocean and several countries to stalk the Eurasian beauty who had fled from him in desperation.

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    Moonstar

    She was born in the moonstar’s shadow when the storms of Satlik raged their worst. Because of this, Jobe was different. The family never spoke of it, but everyone knew Jobe was special. So Jobe came to know of it, too. She had a destiny beyond that of Choice, beyond that moment when she would finally have to decide for Reethe, Mother of the World, or for Dakka, Father, Son, and Lover. For the others it was easy, but not for her, not for Jobe. So she was sent to Option, the island of learning, to make her choice and become who she must be. And slowly, ever so slowly, Jobe retreated from the world, from the time of decision. Then the ultimate cataclysm wracked the planet, threatening all her people had struggled to create, and Jobe came forth at last to fulfill her destiny and begin the quest that the moonstar had set for her so many years ago…
    Nebula award nominee for best novel of the year (1977). Originally published as *Moonstar Oddessy*.

    She was born in the moonstar’s shadow when the storms of Satlik raged their worst. Because of this, Jobe was different. The family never spoke of it, but everyone knew Jobe was special. So Jobe came to know of it, too. She had a destiny beyond that of Choice, beyond that moment when she would finally have to decide for Reethe, Mother of the World, or for Dakka, Father, Son, and Lover. For the others it was easy, but not for her, not for Jobe. So she was sent to Option, the island of learning, to make her choice and become who she must be. And slowly, ever so slowly, Jobe retreated from the world, from the time of decision. Then the ultimate cataclysm wracked the planet, threatening all her people had struggled to create, and Jobe came forth at last to fulfill her destiny and begin the quest that the moonstar had set for her so many years ago…
    Nebula award nominee for best novel of the year (1977). Originally published as *Moonstar Oddessy*.

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    Moon Over Soho

    BODY AND SOUL The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body — a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul — they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace — one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant — otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.

    BODY AND SOUL The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body — a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural. Body and soul — they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace — one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant — otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.

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    Montezuma Strip

    The ultimate maquiladora. Montezuma Strip: First world tech and Third World wages, sprawling from L.A. to East Elpaso Juarez, Guyamas to Phoenix; a thousand gangs, a million locos; and a few wealthy beyond the dreams of god.

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    Moneyland

    ***SUNDAY TIMES* BESTSELLER**
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    **SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019**
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    ‘You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.’
    **Simon Kuper, *New Statesman***
    2019: democracy is eating itself, inequality is skyrocketing, the system is breaking apart. Why?
    Because in 1962, some bankers in London had an idea that changed the world. That idea was called ‘offshore’. It meant that, for the first time, thieves could dream big. They could take everything.
    Join investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into the hidden world of the new global kleptocrats.
    See the poor countries where public money is stolen and the rich ones where it is laundered and invested. Watch the crooks at work and at play, and meet their respectable, white-collar enablers. Learn how the new system works and begin to see how we can tackle it.

    ***SUNDAY TIMES* BESTSELLER**
    **WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH**
    **SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019**
    ***SUNDAY TIMES* BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR**
    an **ECONOMIST Politics and Current Affairs book of the year**
    and a **DAILY MAIL and TIMES book of the year**
    ‘You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.’
    **Simon Kuper, *New Statesman***
    2019: democracy is eating itself, inequality is skyrocketing, the system is breaking apart. Why?
    Because in 1962, some bankers in London had an idea that changed the world. That idea was called ‘offshore’. It meant that, for the first time, thieves could dream big. They could take everything.
    Join investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into the hidden world of the new global kleptocrats.
    See the poor countries where public money is stolen and the rich ones where it is laundered and invested. Watch the crooks at work and at play, and meet their respectable, white-collar enablers. Learn how the new system works and begin to see how we can tackle it.

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    Modern Programming: Object Oriented Programming and Best Practices

    Discover the untapped features of object-oriented programming and use it with other software tools to code fast, efficient applications.

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    Your experience and knowledge always influence the approach you take and the tools you use to write your programs. With a sound understanding of how to approach your goal and what software paradigms to use, you can create high-performing applications quickly and efficiently.

    In this two-part book, you’ll discover the untapped features of object-oriented programming and use it with other software tools to code fast and efficient applications. The first part of the book begins with a discussion on how OOP is used today and moves on to analyze the ideas and problems that OOP doesn’t…

  • Discover the untapped features of object-oriented programming and use it with other software tools to code fast, efficient applications.

    Key Features

  • Explore the complexities of object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Discover what OOP can do for you
  • Learn to use the key tools and software engineering practices to support your own programming needs

    Book Description

    Your experience and knowledge always influence the approach you take and the tools you use to write your programs. With a sound understanding of how to approach your goal and what software paradigms to use, you can create high-performing applications quickly and efficiently.

    In this two-part book, you’ll discover the untapped features of object-oriented programming and use it with other software tools to code fast and efficient applications. The first part of the book begins with a discussion on how OOP is used today and moves on to analyze the ideas and problems that OOP doesn’t…

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    Modelling Software With Pictures: UML Diagramming for Real-Time Embedded Systems (The Engineering of Real-Time Embedded Systems)

    This book sets out to show embedded software engineers how to model their designs using diagrams in an effective, clear and useful way. A key aspect in all of this is the sensible application of a set of diagrams defined within the Unified Modelling Language (UML) standard. It is aimed at those designing – or who intend to design – software for real-time embedded systems (RTESs).
    One 5-star review at

    The content of this book falls into two quite distinct categories. The first, covered by chapters 1 to 3, is a ‘selling’ mission, to try to make you understand why it really is a good idea to use modelling methods in your designs. The next set of chapters is organized on a model-by-model basis. The diagrams described are those that we have found to be especially useful in the development of RTESs. This isn’t limited to just the syntax and semantic aspects (such information is widely available) but also tries to show how and why such diagrams are used. Rounding things off is chapter 9, ‘Practical diagramming issues’. This is especially important as it provides practical guidance on using UML diagrams for the design and development of real-time systems.
    The author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems. See: [www.lindentreeuk.co.uk](http://www.lindentreeuk.co.uk)

    This book sets out to show embedded software engineers how to model their designs using diagrams in an effective, clear and useful way. A key aspect in all of this is the sensible application of a set of diagrams defined within the Unified Modelling Language (UML) standard. It is aimed at those designing – or who intend to design – software for real-time embedded systems (RTESs).
    One 5-star review at

    The content of this book falls into two quite distinct categories. The first, covered by chapters 1 to 3, is a ‘selling’ mission, to try to make you understand why it really is a good idea to use modelling methods in your designs. The next set of chapters is organized on a model-by-model basis. The diagrams described are those that we have found to be especially useful in the development of RTESs. This isn’t limited to just the syntax and semantic aspects (such information is widely available) but also tries to show how and why such diagrams are used. Rounding things off is chapter 9, ‘Practical diagramming issues’. This is especially important as it provides practical guidance on using UML diagrams for the design and development of real-time systems.
    The author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems. See: [www.lindentreeuk.co.uk](http://www.lindentreeuk.co.uk)

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    Mist-Torn Witches 02:Witches in Red

    ***Céline and Amelie Fawe can see into anyone’s past and future simply by touching him. They have used their powers to secure sanctuary—and a fine apothecary’s shop—in the village around Castle Sèone. But their continued safety has a price….***
    Far to the north, the men of an isolated silver mining community are turning into vicious “beasts” that slaughter anyone in sight. The mines belong to the noble family of Prince Anton—ruler of Castle Sèone and Céline and Amelie’s patron—and Anton’s tyrannical father has ordered his son to solve the mystery as a test of his leadership. He has no choice but to send the witches into the perilous north to use their abilities to discover the cause of the transformations. Given how much they owe the prince, the sisters have no choice but to go.
    Together with the overprotective Lieutenant Jaromir, Célene and Amelie enter the dark world of a far-off mining camp tainted by fear, mistrust, and enslavement—and haunted by men turning into massive mad wolves without warning. Now the two must draw upon strength and cunning they never thought they possessed not only to solve the mystery, but to survive….
    **
    ### Review
    **PRAISE FOR THE MIST-TORN WITCHES**
    “Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”— *Booklist*
    “[An] engaging fantasy novel…Clues as to the sisters’ magical heritage, hints of romance, threats both supernatural and human, and courtly intrigue combine for a fun fantasy mystery.”— *Locus*
    “The murder mystery at the core of this book…will hold readers spellbound.”—RT Book Reviews
    “A well-constructed fantasy with two likable and interesting main characters…a fun read.”—A Book Obsession
    “Hendee knows how to hook her readers with beautiful detailed settings.”—Seeing Night Book Reviews
    “Incredibly vivid…a must read, full of suspense, drama, and magic.”—SciFiChick.com
    ### About the Author
    **Barb Hendee** , author of the *Mist-Torn Witches* and the Vampire Memories series, including  *Ghosts of Memories* , *In Memories We Fear* , and  *Memories of Envy* , lives in a quirky little town near Portland, Oregon, with her husband J. C. Hendee, with whom she writes the Noble Dead Saga. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies.

    ***Céline and Amelie Fawe can see into anyone’s past and future simply by touching him. They have used their powers to secure sanctuary—and a fine apothecary’s shop—in the village around Castle Sèone. But their continued safety has a price….***
    Far to the north, the men of an isolated silver mining community are turning into vicious “beasts” that slaughter anyone in sight. The mines belong to the noble family of Prince Anton—ruler of Castle Sèone and Céline and Amelie’s patron—and Anton’s tyrannical father has ordered his son to solve the mystery as a test of his leadership. He has no choice but to send the witches into the perilous north to use their abilities to discover the cause of the transformations. Given how much they owe the prince, the sisters have no choice but to go.
    Together with the overprotective Lieutenant Jaromir, Célene and Amelie enter the dark world of a far-off mining camp tainted by fear, mistrust, and enslavement—and haunted by men turning into massive mad wolves without warning. Now the two must draw upon strength and cunning they never thought they possessed not only to solve the mystery, but to survive….
    **
    ### Review
    **PRAISE FOR THE MIST-TORN WITCHES**
    “Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”— *Booklist*
    “[An] engaging fantasy novel…Clues as to the sisters’ magical heritage, hints of romance, threats both supernatural and human, and courtly intrigue combine for a fun fantasy mystery.”— *Locus*
    “The murder mystery at the core of this book…will hold readers spellbound.”—RT Book Reviews
    “A well-constructed fantasy with two likable and interesting main characters…a fun read.”—A Book Obsession
    “Hendee knows how to hook her readers with beautiful detailed settings.”—Seeing Night Book Reviews
    “Incredibly vivid…a must read, full of suspense, drama, and magic.”—SciFiChick.com
    ### About the Author
    **Barb Hendee** , author of the *Mist-Torn Witches* and the Vampire Memories series, including  *Ghosts of Memories* , *In Memories We Fear* , and  *Memories of Envy* , lives in a quirky little town near Portland, Oregon, with her husband J. C. Hendee, with whom she writes the Noble Dead Saga. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies.

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    Mist-Torn 01 – The Mist-Torn Witches

    *National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….

    *In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.

    But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.

    A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.

    With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.
    ### Review
    Praise for Barb Hendee:

    “Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—*Booklist

    *”Those looking for an alternative to Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews won’t be disappointed.” —Monsters and Critics

    “Suspenseful adventure…incredible world building, and intriguing characters.” —SciFiChick.com

    “A mix of *The Lord of the Rings* and *Buffy the Vampire Slayer*.” — *New York Times* Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson
    ### About the Author
    **Barb Hendee** writes the Noble Dead Saga with her husband, J. C. Hendee, which includes such novels as *Dhampir,* *The Dog in the Dark* , and *Between Their Worlds*. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. She is also the author of the Vampire Memories series.

    *National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….

    *In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.

    But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.

    A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.

    With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.
    ### Review
    Praise for Barb Hendee:

    “Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—*Booklist

    *”Those looking for an alternative to Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews won’t be disappointed.” —Monsters and Critics

    “Suspenseful adventure…incredible world building, and intriguing characters.” —SciFiChick.com

    “A mix of *The Lord of the Rings* and *Buffy the Vampire Slayer*.” — *New York Times* Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson
    ### About the Author
    **Barb Hendee** writes the Noble Dead Saga with her husband, J. C. Hendee, which includes such novels as *Dhampir,* *The Dog in the Dark* , and *Between Their Worlds*. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. She is also the author of the Vampire Memories series.

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    Mission of Honor

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington’s entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she’s achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.
    She’s prepared to do anything, risk anything, to stop it, and she has a plan that may finally bring an end to the Havenite Wars and give even the Solarian League pause. But there are things not even Honor knows about. There are forces in play, hidden enemies in motion, all converging on the Star Kingdom of Manticore to crush the very life out of it, and Honor’s worst nightmares fall short of the oncoming reality.
    But Manticore’s enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won’t be going alone.
    At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management). **
    ### Sinossi
    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington’s entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she’s achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.
    She’s prepared to do anything, risk anything, to stop it, and she has a plan that may finally bring an end to the Havenite Wars and give even the Solarian League pause. But there are things not even Honor knows about. There are forces in play, hidden enemies in motion, all converging on the Star Kingdom of Manticore to crush the very life out of it, and Honor’s worst nightmares fall short of the oncoming reality.
    But Manticore’s enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won’t be going alone.
    At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).
    ### L’autore
    With over eight million copies of his books in print and thirty titles on the  *New York Times*  bestseller list, David Weber is a science fiction powerhouse. In the vastly popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s  *Master and Commander* lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honorverse series have appeared on twenty-one bestseller lists, including  *The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times* , and  *USA Today.*  Additional Honorverse collaborations include a spin-off mini-series Manticore Ascendant with *New York Times* best-selling author, Timothy Zahn; and with Eric Flint in the  *Crown of Slaves* , and  *Cauldron of Ghosts* contributing to his illustrious list of  *New York Times*  and International Best Seller Lists.
    Best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, Weber is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of best-selling collaborations, the Starfire Series with Steve White; The Empire of Man Series with John Ringo; the Multiverse Series with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby; and the Ring of Fire Series with Eric Flint.           
    David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington’s entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she’s achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.
    She’s prepared to do anything, risk anything, to stop it, and she has a plan that may finally bring an end to the Havenite Wars and give even the Solarian League pause. But there are things not even Honor knows about. There are forces in play, hidden enemies in motion, all converging on the Star Kingdom of Manticore to crush the very life out of it, and Honor’s worst nightmares fall short of the oncoming reality.
    But Manticore’s enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won’t be going alone.
    At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management). **
    ### Sinossi
    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington’s entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she’s achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.
    She’s prepared to do anything, risk anything, to stop it, and she has a plan that may finally bring an end to the Havenite Wars and give even the Solarian League pause. But there are things not even Honor knows about. There are forces in play, hidden enemies in motion, all converging on the Star Kingdom of Manticore to crush the very life out of it, and Honor’s worst nightmares fall short of the oncoming reality.
    But Manticore’s enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won’t be going alone.
    At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).
    ### L’autore
    With over eight million copies of his books in print and thirty titles on the  *New York Times*  bestseller list, David Weber is a science fiction powerhouse. In the vastly popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s  *Master and Commander* lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honorverse series have appeared on twenty-one bestseller lists, including  *The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times* , and  *USA Today.*  Additional Honorverse collaborations include a spin-off mini-series Manticore Ascendant with *New York Times* best-selling author, Timothy Zahn; and with Eric Flint in the  *Crown of Slaves* , and  *Cauldron of Ghosts* contributing to his illustrious list of  *New York Times*  and International Best Seller Lists.
    Best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, Weber is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga, a science fiction and fantasy hybrid. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of best-selling collaborations, the Starfire Series with Steve White; The Empire of Man Series with John Ringo; the Multiverse Series with Linda Evans and Joelle Presby; and the Ring of Fire Series with Eric Flint.           
    David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

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    Minion

    **There is one woman who is all that stands between us and the eternal night.**
    **Here is an account of her legend….**
    All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a Spoken Word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons—predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy. But Damali and her Guardian team cannot afford such delusions, especially now, when a group of rogue vampires have been killing the artists of Warriors of Light and their rival, Blood Music. Strange attacks have also erupted within the club drug-trafficking network and drawn the attention of the police. These killings are a bit out of the ordinary, even for vampires. No neat puncture marks in the neck to show where the life’s blood has been sucked from the body. These bodies have been mutilated beyond recognition, indicating a blood lust and thirst for destruction that surpasses any Damali has encountered before. Damali soon discovers that behind these brutal murders is the most powerful vampire she has ever met, and this seductive beast is coming for her next. But his unholy intentions have also drawn the focus of other hellish dark forces. Soon Damali finds herself being pulled deeper into the vast and horrifying vampire world.

    **There is one woman who is all that stands between us and the eternal night.**
    **Here is an account of her legend….**
    All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a Spoken Word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons—predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy. But Damali and her Guardian team cannot afford such delusions, especially now, when a group of rogue vampires have been killing the artists of Warriors of Light and their rival, Blood Music. Strange attacks have also erupted within the club drug-trafficking network and drawn the attention of the police. These killings are a bit out of the ordinary, even for vampires. No neat puncture marks in the neck to show where the life’s blood has been sucked from the body. These bodies have been mutilated beyond recognition, indicating a blood lust and thirst for destruction that surpasses any Damali has encountered before. Damali soon discovers that behind these brutal murders is the most powerful vampire she has ever met, and this seductive beast is coming for her next. But his unholy intentions have also drawn the focus of other hellish dark forces. Soon Damali finds herself being pulled deeper into the vast and horrifying vampire world.

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    Mining Social Media

    BuzzFeed News Senior Reporter Lam Thuy Vo explains how to mine, process, and analyze data from the social web in meaningful ways with the Python programming language.
    Did fake Twitter accounts help sway a presidential election? What can Facebook and Reddit archives tell us about human behavior? In Mining Social Media, senior BuzzFeed reporter Lam Thuy Vo shows you how to use Python and key data analysis tools to find the stories buried in social media.
    Whether you’re a professional journalist, an academic researcher, or a citizen investigator, you’ll learn how to use technical tools to collect and analyze data from social media sources to build compelling, data-driven stories.
    Learn how to:
    Write Python scripts and use APIs to gather data from the social web
    Download data archives and dig through them for insights
    Inspect HTML downloaded from websites for useful content
    Format,…

    BuzzFeed News Senior Reporter Lam Thuy Vo explains how to mine, process, and analyze data from the social web in meaningful ways with the Python programming language.
    Did fake Twitter accounts help sway a presidential election? What can Facebook and Reddit archives tell us about human behavior? In Mining Social Media, senior BuzzFeed reporter Lam Thuy Vo shows you how to use Python and key data analysis tools to find the stories buried in social media.
    Whether you’re a professional journalist, an academic researcher, or a citizen investigator, you’ll learn how to use technical tools to collect and analyze data from social media sources to build compelling, data-driven stories.
    Learn how to:
    Write Python scripts and use APIs to gather data from the social web
    Download data archives and dig through them for insights
    Inspect HTML downloaded from websites for useful content
    Format,…

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