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Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy fingerstyle guitar lessons for beginners.

Comes with online access to free guitar videos and audio for all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.

“I love this book. Like others in the series it it informative. Easy to follow and well written. I would recommend this book in addition to others from this author.” —Ian [Amazon]

“This fingerpicking primer is worth getting to start your journey on to playing fingerstyle guitar. It’s very easy to understand with its large notes and instructional written lessons. I would recommend it highly if you want to diversify your guitar playing.” —El Cid [Amazon]

Progressive Guitar Method—Fingerpicking contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great fingerstyle guitar player—in one easy-to-follow,…

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy fingerstyle guitar lessons for beginners.

Comes with online access to free guitar videos and audio for all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.

“I love this book. Like others in the series it it informative. Easy to follow and well written. I would recommend this book in addition to others from this author.” —Ian [Amazon]

“This fingerpicking primer is worth getting to start your journey on to playing fingerstyle guitar. It’s very easy to understand with its large notes and instructional written lessons. I would recommend it highly if you want to diversify your guitar playing.” —El Cid [Amazon]

Progressive Guitar Method—Fingerpicking contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great fingerstyle guitar player—in one easy-to-follow,…

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Finder: First Ordinance, Book One

A dead god.
A dying world.
A girl never meant to be sentient.
Siriaa is dying. A poison is spreading throughout the planet and none know how to neutralize it. Finder, working in King Tamblin’s castle kitchen most of her life, has never spoken. A child of questionable parentage, Finder is an orphan assigned to perform duties nobody else wants.
While others plan intrigue, murder and invasion to escape the poison’s effects, Finder watches all in mute acceptance. Will she be the key to Siriaa’s salvation, or will it die about her, without knowing why?
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### Sinossi
A dead god.
A dying world.
A girl never meant to be sentient.
Siriaa is dying. A poison is spreading throughout the planet and none know how to neutralize it. Finder, working in King Tamblin’s castle kitchen most of her life, has never spoken. A child of questionable parentage, Finder is an orphan assigned to perform duties nobody else wants.
While others plan intrigue, murder and invasion to escape the poison’s effects, Finder watches all in mute acceptance. Will she be the key to Siriaa’s salvation, or will it die about her, without knowing why?

A dead god.
A dying world.
A girl never meant to be sentient.
Siriaa is dying. A poison is spreading throughout the planet and none know how to neutralize it. Finder, working in King Tamblin’s castle kitchen most of her life, has never spoken. A child of questionable parentage, Finder is an orphan assigned to perform duties nobody else wants.
While others plan intrigue, murder and invasion to escape the poison’s effects, Finder watches all in mute acceptance. Will she be the key to Siriaa’s salvation, or will it die about her, without knowing why?
**
### Sinossi
A dead god.
A dying world.
A girl never meant to be sentient.
Siriaa is dying. A poison is spreading throughout the planet and none know how to neutralize it. Finder, working in King Tamblin’s castle kitchen most of her life, has never spoken. A child of questionable parentage, Finder is an orphan assigned to perform duties nobody else wants.
While others plan intrigue, murder and invasion to escape the poison’s effects, Finder watches all in mute acceptance. Will she be the key to Siriaa’s salvation, or will it die about her, without knowing why?

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Feast of Souls

WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU PAY FOR POWER? At the end of her bestselling Coldfire trilogy, C.S. Friedman challenged readers to imagine what a world would be like if sorcery required the ultimate sacrifice — that of life itself. Now, in a groundbreaking new fantasy novel, FEAST OF SOULS, she introduces us to a terrifying world in which the cost of magic is just that — in which the fuel for sorcery is the very fire of the human spirit, and those who hunger for magical power must pay for it with their lives. In this epic tale of nightmare shadows and desperate hope, the greatest threat of all may not be that of ancient enemies returned, or ancient wars resumed, but of the darkness that lies within the hearts of men.

WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU PAY FOR POWER? At the end of her bestselling Coldfire trilogy, C.S. Friedman challenged readers to imagine what a world would be like if sorcery required the ultimate sacrifice — that of life itself. Now, in a groundbreaking new fantasy novel, FEAST OF SOULS, she introduces us to a terrifying world in which the cost of magic is just that — in which the fuel for sorcery is the very fire of the human spirit, and those who hunger for magical power must pay for it with their lives. In this epic tale of nightmare shadows and desperate hope, the greatest threat of all may not be that of ancient enemies returned, or ancient wars resumed, but of the darkness that lies within the hearts of men.

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Farside

Six-time Hugo-Award winner Ben Bova presents *Farside.*
Farside, the side of the Moon that never faces Earth, is the ideal location for an astronomical observatory. It is also the setting for a tangled web of politics, personal ambition, love, jealousy, and murder.
Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some thirty light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world, photographs and spectra that will show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth, and if it bears life.
Farside will include the largest optical telescope in the solar system as well as a vast array of radio antennas, the most sensitive radio telescope possible, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the Moon’s solid body.
Building the Farside observatory is a complex, often dangerous task. On the airless surface of the Moon, under constant bombardment of hard radiation and infalling micrometeoroids, builders must work in cumbersome spacesuits and use robotic machines as much as possible. Breakdowns—mechanical and emotional—are commonplace. Accidents happen, some of them fatal.
What they find stuns everyone, and the human race will never be the same.
“Bova’s latest novel is one of his best, and a classic use of the old sf theme of humanity reaching out for immortality among the stars.”— *Booklist* (starred review) on *Farside*
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Six-time Hugo-Award winner Ben Bova presents *Farside.*
Farside, the side of the Moon that never faces Earth, is the ideal location for an astronomical observatory. It is also the setting for a tangled web of politics, personal ambition, love, jealousy, and murder.
Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some thirty light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world, photographs and spectra that will show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth, and if it bears life.
Farside will include the largest optical telescope in the solar system as well as a vast array of radio antennas, the most sensitive radio telescope possible, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the Moon’s solid body.
Building the Farside observatory is a complex, often dangerous task. On the airless surface of the Moon, under constant bombardment of hard radiation and infalling micrometeoroids, builders must work in cumbersome spacesuits and use robotic machines as much as possible. Breakdowns—mechanical and emotional—are commonplace. Accidents happen, some of them fatal.
What they find stuns everyone, and the human race will never be the same.
“Bova’s latest novel is one of his best, and a classic use of the old sf theme of humanity reaching out for immortality among the stars.”— *Booklist* (starred review) on *Farside*
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Far Out

Far Out is a collection of 13 science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1949 and 1960 in Galaxy Magazine, If Science Fiction and other science fiction magazines. There is an essay by Anthony Boucher. Contents: To Serve Man (winner, 2001 Retro-Hugo for Best Short Story of 1950; basis of Twilight Zone episode); Idiot Stick; Thing of Beauty; The Enemy; Not With a Bang; Babel II; Anachron; Special Delivery; You’re Another; Time Enough; Extempore; Cabin Boy; The Last Word.

Far Out is a collection of 13 science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1949 and 1960 in Galaxy Magazine, If Science Fiction and other science fiction magazines. There is an essay by Anthony Boucher. Contents: To Serve Man (winner, 2001 Retro-Hugo for Best Short Story of 1950; basis of Twilight Zone episode); Idiot Stick; Thing of Beauty; The Enemy; Not With a Bang; Babel II; Anachron; Special Delivery; You’re Another; Time Enough; Extempore; Cabin Boy; The Last Word.

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Falcone Strike

Now a celebrated war hero, Captain Kat Falcone is back at the helm of HMS *Lightning*…and up against near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst almost ends her career, Kat is handed command of a deep-strike mission into enemy space. The objective is to gather intelligence and distract the hostile Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive.
The chances for success are slim – and for survival even slimmer.
Armed with a ragtag fleet of outdated starships, a few loyal officers, and a skeleton crew of refugees, Kat knows the Royal Navy expects her to fail. But failure almost certainly means death – or worse, as the Theocracy does not treat prisoners kindly. Pitted against the enemy defenses of her old nemesis Admiral Junayd, there is no room for error. And with a spy hidden aboard her ship, Kat will need more than her wits to survive. Can Kat enter the lion’s den, strike a blow for the Commonwealth, and escape with her life?

Now a celebrated war hero, Captain Kat Falcone is back at the helm of HMS *Lightning*…and up against near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst almost ends her career, Kat is handed command of a deep-strike mission into enemy space. The objective is to gather intelligence and distract the hostile Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive.
The chances for success are slim – and for survival even slimmer.
Armed with a ragtag fleet of outdated starships, a few loyal officers, and a skeleton crew of refugees, Kat knows the Royal Navy expects her to fail. But failure almost certainly means death – or worse, as the Theocracy does not treat prisoners kindly. Pitted against the enemy defenses of her old nemesis Admiral Junayd, there is no room for error. And with a spy hidden aboard her ship, Kat will need more than her wits to survive. Can Kat enter the lion’s den, strike a blow for the Commonwealth, and escape with her life?

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Faith of the Dragon Tamer

The Defenders Unite. With the rebirth of magic, Ren’s quest was born. The Black Knight, the Avenger, and Chris Kahn join Ren in his quest, but they all have to overcome the pain of their emotions in order to fight for the light. Can the Avenger betray his love? Can the Black Knight release his hate? Can Chris rise through his anguish? If the defenders of the Quy do not choose the right path, Ren’s fate will end in darkness. Without faith the quest is already lost, but when Ren’s hopes are stripped away, will he have any faith left? The quest continues. The Defenders unite. The truths to defeat the darkness are Ren’s to grasp if only he can trust the Maker long enough to hear them.

The Defenders Unite. With the rebirth of magic, Ren’s quest was born. The Black Knight, the Avenger, and Chris Kahn join Ren in his quest, but they all have to overcome the pain of their emotions in order to fight for the light. Can the Avenger betray his love? Can the Black Knight release his hate? Can Chris rise through his anguish? If the defenders of the Quy do not choose the right path, Ren’s fate will end in darkness. Without faith the quest is already lost, but when Ren’s hopes are stripped away, will he have any faith left? The quest continues. The Defenders unite. The truths to defeat the darkness are Ren’s to grasp if only he can trust the Maker long enough to hear them.

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Extinction

Earth’s Star Force marines invade an alien world!
In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission-one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force’s Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.
EXTINCTION is the story of Earth’s entry into an interstellar war between living creatures and machines. To buy the peace, we’ve signed up with the machines…. EXTINCTION is an 112,000 word science fiction novel.

Earth’s Star Force marines invade an alien world!
In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission-one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force’s Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.
EXTINCTION is the story of Earth’s entry into an interstellar war between living creatures and machines. To buy the peace, we’ve signed up with the machines…. EXTINCTION is an 112,000 word science fiction novel.

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Exile

Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space. Demonstrating the strength of any Riggs, Cody manages to claw his way back into the game, upsetting the plans of his enemies and his allies alike. The only question is whether or not he’ll live long enough to regret it.
*Exile* is a full length novel of science fiction by best-selling authors B. V. Larson and David VanDyke. The first book telling Cody Riggs’ story is titled *Outcast*. If you’ve never read any of the Star Force novels, *Swarm* was the beginning of it all.

Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space. Demonstrating the strength of any Riggs, Cody manages to claw his way back into the game, upsetting the plans of his enemies and his allies alike. The only question is whether or not he’ll live long enough to regret it.
*Exile* is a full length novel of science fiction by best-selling authors B. V. Larson and David VanDyke. The first book telling Cody Riggs’ story is titled *Outcast*. If you’ve never read any of the Star Force novels, *Swarm* was the beginning of it all.

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Escape Velocity

JOIN FUGITIVES FLEEING ACROSS THE GALAXY! Democracy is crumbling in the Interstellar Dominion Electorates as the reactionary LORDS party plans to seize power. If Dar and Samantha can’t get their message to Terra in time, a coup is inevitable. What’s more, every police ship in space has just been alerted that Dar and Samantha are dangerous telepaths to be shot on sight. Dar and Sam meet a colorful cast of characters along to way who join their quest, including a wandering poet, a tech-savvy monk, and a wealthy medieval reenactor. The chase is on in this prequel to the Warlock of Gramarye series.

JOIN FUGITIVES FLEEING ACROSS THE GALAXY! Democracy is crumbling in the Interstellar Dominion Electorates as the reactionary LORDS party plans to seize power. If Dar and Samantha can’t get their message to Terra in time, a coup is inevitable. What’s more, every police ship in space has just been alerted that Dar and Samantha are dangerous telepaths to be shot on sight. Dar and Sam meet a colorful cast of characters along to way who join their quest, including a wandering poet, a tech-savvy monk, and a wealthy medieval reenactor. The chase is on in this prequel to the Warlock of Gramarye series.

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Entice

Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not quite how things have worked out.
For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he’s been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it’s taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla?
And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there’s that other small problem: Zara’s been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn’t just turned. She’s Astley’s queen.

Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not quite how things have worked out.
For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he’s been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it’s taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla?
And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there’s that other small problem: Zara’s been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn’t just turned. She’s Astley’s queen.

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Enhanced

*Cheerleader-turned-alien-hunter Mana is back*
Seventeen-year-old Mana has found and rescued her mother, but her work isn’t done yet. Her mother may beout of alien hands, but she’s in a coma, unable to tell anyone what she knows.
Mana is ready to take action. The only problem? Nobody will let her. Lyle, her best friend and almost-boyfriend (for a minute there, anyway), seems to want nothing to do with hunting aliens, despite his love of Doctor Who. Bestie Seppie is so desperateto stay out of it, she’s actually leaving town. And her mom’s hot but arrogantalien-hunting partner, China, is ignoring Mana’s texts, cutting her out of themission entirely.
They all know the alien threat won’t stay quiet for long. It’s up to Mana to fight her way back in.
“Witty dialogue and flawless action.” – *VOYA*
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*Cheerleader-turned-alien-hunter Mana is back*
Seventeen-year-old Mana has found and rescued her mother, but her work isn’t done yet. Her mother may beout of alien hands, but she’s in a coma, unable to tell anyone what she knows.
Mana is ready to take action. The only problem? Nobody will let her. Lyle, her best friend and almost-boyfriend (for a minute there, anyway), seems to want nothing to do with hunting aliens, despite his love of Doctor Who. Bestie Seppie is so desperateto stay out of it, she’s actually leaving town. And her mom’s hot but arrogantalien-hunting partner, China, is ignoring Mana’s texts, cutting her out of themission entirely.
They all know the alien threat won’t stay quiet for long. It’s up to Mana to fight her way back in.
“Witty dialogue and flawless action.” – *VOYA*
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Endure

Rescuing Nick should have made all of Zara’s problems disappear. Bedford’s greatest warrior is back, not to mention Zara’s true soul mate. But it seems it isn’t enough. Nick isn’t enough. Bedford is being ravaged by evil pixies and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army to stop the impended apocalypse. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends, she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing, heart-pounding feelings for her pixie king. . . . Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make *Endure* a thrilling end to this acclaimed series.

Rescuing Nick should have made all of Zara’s problems disappear. Bedford’s greatest warrior is back, not to mention Zara’s true soul mate. But it seems it isn’t enough. Nick isn’t enough. Bedford is being ravaged by evil pixies and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army to stop the impended apocalypse. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends, she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing, heart-pounding feelings for her pixie king. . . . Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make *Endure* a thrilling end to this acclaimed series.

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Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 2

Want to know how to use an electronic component? This second book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects–complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you know about electronics, you’ll find fascinating details you’ve never come across before.
Perfect for teachers, hobbyists, engineers, and students of all ages, this reference puts reliable, fact-checked information right at your fingertips–whether you’re refreshing your memory or exploring a component for the first time. Beginners will quickly grasp important concepts, and more experienced users will find the specific details their projects require.
Volume 2 covers signal processing, including LEDs, LCDs, audio, thyristors, digital logic, and amplification.
* **Unique:** the first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components, distilled into three separate volumes
* **Incredibly detailed:** includes information distilled from hundreds of sources
* **Easy to browse:** parts are clearly organized by component type
* **Authoritative:** fact-checked by expert advisors to ensure that the information is both current and accurate
* **Reliable:** a more consistent source of information than online sources, product datasheets, and manufacturer’s tutorials
* **Instructive:** each component description provides details about substitutions, common problems, and workarounds
* **Comprehensive:** Volume 1 covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semiconductors; Volume 2 includes LEDs, LCDs, audio, thyristors, digital logic, and amplification; Volume 3 covers a range of sensing devices.

Want to know how to use an electronic component? This second book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects–complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you know about electronics, you’ll find fascinating details you’ve never come across before.
Perfect for teachers, hobbyists, engineers, and students of all ages, this reference puts reliable, fact-checked information right at your fingertips–whether you’re refreshing your memory or exploring a component for the first time. Beginners will quickly grasp important concepts, and more experienced users will find the specific details their projects require.
Volume 2 covers signal processing, including LEDs, LCDs, audio, thyristors, digital logic, and amplification.
* **Unique:** the first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components, distilled into three separate volumes
* **Incredibly detailed:** includes information distilled from hundreds of sources
* **Easy to browse:** parts are clearly organized by component type
* **Authoritative:** fact-checked by expert advisors to ensure that the information is both current and accurate
* **Reliable:** a more consistent source of information than online sources, product datasheets, and manufacturer’s tutorials
* **Instructive:** each component description provides details about substitutions, common problems, and workarounds
* **Comprehensive:** Volume 1 covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semiconductors; Volume 2 includes LEDs, LCDs, audio, thyristors, digital logic, and amplification; Volume 3 covers a range of sensing devices.

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Enchanted Pilgrimage

**A scholar, a goblin, and a gnome, among others, pursue the secrets of a vanished ancient race through a wasteland of dark magic in this enthralling fantasy quest adventure**
On an Earth that is different from ours, the young scholar Mark Cornwall becomes a target of the Inquisition, and specifically its most evil and obsessed agent, Beckett. Damned for asking questions, Mark is forced to escape over the border into the Wastelands, a magical realm that is home to all manner of flesh-devouring monsters. Luckily he will not have to make his journey alone. He is accompanied by a cadre of stalwart companions, including the rafter goblin Oliver, Snively the gnome, and secretive Mary from one of three parallel planes. Somewhere beyond the vengeful, blood-hungry Hellhounds, somewhere past the horrific legacy of the now-destroyed Chaos Beast, the mysteries of the Old Ones are waiting to be revealed—and only those with the courage to seek them will be able to alter the destiny of their worlds.

In *Enchanted Pilgrimage* , Clifford D. Simak ingeniously blends elements of science fiction into a savory fantasy stew. The award-winning Grand Master of science fiction spreads his wings and takes glorious flight into a bold new realm of magic and adventure, demonstrating why he remains one of the most acclaimed storytellers in the literature of the remarkable.

**A scholar, a goblin, and a gnome, among others, pursue the secrets of a vanished ancient race through a wasteland of dark magic in this enthralling fantasy quest adventure**
On an Earth that is different from ours, the young scholar Mark Cornwall becomes a target of the Inquisition, and specifically its most evil and obsessed agent, Beckett. Damned for asking questions, Mark is forced to escape over the border into the Wastelands, a magical realm that is home to all manner of flesh-devouring monsters. Luckily he will not have to make his journey alone. He is accompanied by a cadre of stalwart companions, including the rafter goblin Oliver, Snively the gnome, and secretive Mary from one of three parallel planes. Somewhere beyond the vengeful, blood-hungry Hellhounds, somewhere past the horrific legacy of the now-destroyed Chaos Beast, the mysteries of the Old Ones are waiting to be revealed—and only those with the courage to seek them will be able to alter the destiny of their worlds.

In *Enchanted Pilgrimage* , Clifford D. Simak ingeniously blends elements of science fiction into a savory fantasy stew. The award-winning Grand Master of science fiction spreads his wings and takes glorious flight into a bold new realm of magic and adventure, demonstrating why he remains one of the most acclaimed storytellers in the literature of the remarkable.

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Empire Games

Charles Stross builds a new series with *Empire Games* , expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel universes.
The year is 2020. It’s seventeen years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly-reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world. But Miriam Burgeson, commissioner in charge of the shadowy Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence—the paratime espionage agency tasked with catalyzing the Commonwealth’s great leap forward—has a problem. For years, she’s warned everyone: “The Americans are coming.” Now their drones arrive in the middle of a succession crisis.
In another timeline, the U.S. has recruited Miriam’s own estranged daughter to spy across timelines in order to bring down any remaining world-walkers who might threaten national security.
Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies try to find a solution to the first contact problem that doesn’t result in a nuclear holocaust. And two women—a mother and her long-lost daughter—are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.
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Charles Stross builds a new series with *Empire Games* , expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel universes.
The year is 2020. It’s seventeen years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly-reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world. But Miriam Burgeson, commissioner in charge of the shadowy Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence—the paratime espionage agency tasked with catalyzing the Commonwealth’s great leap forward—has a problem. For years, she’s warned everyone: “The Americans are coming.” Now their drones arrive in the middle of a succession crisis.
In another timeline, the U.S. has recruited Miriam’s own estranged daughter to spy across timelines in order to bring down any remaining world-walkers who might threaten national security.
Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies try to find a solution to the first contact problem that doesn’t result in a nuclear holocaust. And two women—a mother and her long-lost daughter—are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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