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Torch of Freedom

As the slavemasters of Mesa plot against the Star Empire of Mantiocore and newly liberated slave planet of Torch, Anton Zilwicki and notorious Havenite secret agent Cachat set off on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth concerning a wave of mysterious assassinations that have been launched against Manticore and Torch. Most people are sure that the Republice of Haven is behind the assassinations, but Zilwick and Chachat suspect others of being the guilty party.
Queen Berry of Torch was one of the targets of the unknown assassins. The former head of the Ballroom slave liberation organiztion, Jeremy X-now one of Torch’s top officals, but still considered by many the most dangerous terrorist in the galaxy-calls in some past favors owed to him. In reponse, a security officer from Beowulf arrives in bodyguards and the security officer’s own growning attachment to her.
Meanwhile, powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other to gain the upper hand in whay they all expect to be an explosive crisis that threatens the very existence of the League itself.

Top Disney

Long before David Letterman made it a nightly ritual, groupings of ten seemed to be the most
common form of list making (commandments, amendments, FBI most wanted, etc.) Top 10
lists abound for everything today, from movies and music to sports and politics.
There is so much Disney history to cover, however, that it can’t be contained in one simple list,
thus “The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney.”
There is not a person on Earth who hasn’t come into contact with Disney in some way. Whether
seeing a Disney film, hearing a Disney song, recognizing a Disney character or visiting a Disney
park, the company’s reach is global.
The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney will collect the best of the best of Disney in a book of lists.
From Walt himself and the beginning of his company, to his successors who have broadened
the reach of the Disney brand well beyond where even Walt could have imagined it, this book
will cover every aspect of the 93 years…

Tom Clancy’s Net Force: The Deadliest Game

Here comes a Clancy first: a new series of novels for young adults starring a team of troubleshooting teens–the Net Force Explorers–who know more about cutting edge technology than their teachers!

TOM

Tom is a cat in trouble. The worst possible kind of trouble: he’s been turned into a human. Transformed by an irascible old magician in need of a famulus — a servant and an assistant, Tom is as good at being a servant as a cat ever is.  The assistant part is more to Tom’s taste: he rather fancies impressing the girl cats and terrorizing the other toms by transforming himself into tiger. But the world of magic, a vanished and cursed princess, and haunted skull, and a demon in the chamber-pot, to say nothing of conspiring wizards and the wickedest witch in the west, all seem to be out to kill Tom. He is a cat coming to terms with being a boy, dealing with all this. He has a raven and a cheese as… sort of allies.
And of course there is the princess.
If you were looking for ‘War and Peace’ this is the wrong book for you. It’s a light-hearted and gently satirical fantasy, full of terrible puns and… cats.

Tin Men

**Brad Thor meets *Avatar* in this timely thriller for the drone age as award-winning author Christopher Golden spins the troubles of today into the apocalypse of tomorrow.**

After political upheaval, economic collapse, and environmental disaster, the world has become a hotspot, boiling over into chaos of near apocalyptic proportions. In this perpetual state of emergency, all that separates order from anarchy is the military might of a United States determined to keep peace among nations waging a free-for-all battle for survival and supremacy.

But a conflict unlike any before demands an equally unprecedented fighting force on its front lines. Enter the Remote Infantry Corps: robot soldiers deployed in war zones around the world, controlled by human operators thousands of miles from the action. PFC Danny Kelso is one of these “Tin Men,” stationed with his fellow platoon members at a subterranean base in Germany, steering their cybernetic avatars through combat in the civil-war-ravaged streets of Syria. Immune to injury and death, this brave new breed of American warrior has a battlefield edge that’s all but unstoppable—until a flesh-and-blood enemy targets the Tin Men’s high-tech advantage in a dangerously game-changing counter strike.

When anarchists unleash a massive electromagnetic pulse, short-circuiting the world’s technology, Kelso and his comrades-in-arms find themselves trapped—their minds tethered within their robot bodies and, for the first time, their lives at risk.

Now, with rocket-wielding “Bot Killers” gunning for them, and desperate members of the unit threatening to go rogue, it’s the worst possible time for the Tin Men to face their most crucial mission. But an economic summit is under terrorist attack, the U.S. president is running for his life, and the men and women of the 1st Remote Infantry Division must take the fight to the next level—if they want to be the last combatants standing, not the first of their kind to fall forever.

**Advance praise for *Tin Men ** *

“ *Tin Men* is the literary equivalent of a muscle car: stylish and fast-paced, with a hopped-up engine of a plot. Christopher Golden starts things off at tire-burning speed and never lets up. It’s a great ride—definitely as much fun as we can ever hope to have while the world falls to ruin around us.” * *—Scott Smith, author of* A Simple Plan *and* The Ruins***

“A chilling tale of a world that could be, *Tin Men *is a vicious beast—* Starship Troopers *meets* Generation Kill*—that left my nerves fried and my brain craving another fix.”** —Pierce Brown, author of *Golden Son ** *

“When the human soul thrums inside machines of war, the ultimate weapon is born. Golden crafts a unique combination of *Terminator* and *Saving Private Ryan*.”* *—Scott Sigler, author of* Alive***
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“As military robots proliferate, we have all wondered whether the wealthy will use them to dominate those with fewer resources. Fascinating and thrilling,* Tin Men *imagines a future in which the playing field is suddenly and violently leveled. When the stakes are life or death, will the soldiers behind the robots still have what it takes to survive?”* *—Daniel H. Wilson, author of* Robopocalypse ** *

“This evocative tale of the possible and the probable takes a wild walk on the perilous side. Along the way, we get a top-of-the-line lesson in what may actually be in store for us one day. You’re going to love this thrilling, taut drama.”* *—Steve Berry, author of* The Lincoln Myth*** *
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Time Tamed

For more than 25,000 years, mankind has sought to understand and measure the passing of time, in the process creating some of the most remarkable and beautiful timepieces. Now, in Nicholas Foulkes’s lavishly illustrated book, the battle to tame time is brought vividly to life.
From the baboon bone dating back to the palaeolithic era that marked the lunar cycle and on to the 3500-year-old water clock at Karnak, from our earliest days mankind has sought to track the passing of time. More recently, the struggles to measure longitude and to create a workable train timetable across the vast, open expanse of the United States have inspired new developments. In Time Tamed, Nicholas Foulkes reveals how we have done this by focusing on some of the most significant developments in timekeeping across the ages. He also highlights the most stunning and lavish clocks and watches in history – from Big Ben to Rolex – for telling the time has never…

Three Sisters, Three Queens

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.” When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Those Who Hunt the Night

Former spy James Asher hunts down a serial vampire killer in Edwardian England, in bestselling author Barbara Hambly’s thrilling historical urban fantasy.

Once a spy for Queen Victoria, James Asher has fought for Britain on every continent, using his quick wits to protect the Empire at all costs. After years of grueling service, he marries and retires to a simple academic’s life at Oxford. But his peace is shattered one night with the arrival of a Spanish vampire named Don Simon Ysidro.

Don Simon can disappear into fog, move faster than the eye can see, and immobilize Asher—and his young bride—with a wave of his hand. Asher is at his mercy, and has no choice but to give his help. Because someone is killing the vampires of London, and James Asher must find out who—before he becomes a victim himself.

Readers of Anne Rice’s vampire novels will devour Those Who Hunt the Night, the first book in Barbara Hambly’s…

Think Java

Currently used at many colleges, universities, and high schools, this hands-on introduction to computer science is ideal for people with little or no programming experience. The goal of this concise book is not just to teach you Java, but to help you think like a computer scientist. You’ll learn how to program—a useful skill by itself—but you’ll also discover how to use programming as a means to an end.

Authors Allen Downey and Chris Mayfield start with the most basic concepts and gradually move into topics that are more complex, such as recursion and object-oriented programming. Each brief chapter covers the material for one week of a college course and includes exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned.

  • Learn one concept at a time: tackle complex topics in a series of small steps with examples
  • Understand how to formulate problems, think creatively about solutions, and write programs clearly and accurately
  • Determine which…
  • They Drew as They Pleased Vol 5: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Early Renaissance

    In the 1970s and 1980s, the Disney animation studio redefined its creative vision in the wake of Walt Disney’s death. This latest volume from renowned Disney historian Didier Ghez profiles Ken Anderson and Mel Shaw, whose work defined beloved classic Disney characters from films like *The Jungle Book* , *The Aristocats* , *Robin Hood* , and *The Rescuers*. With vivid descriptions of passages from the artists’ autobiographies and interviews, accompanied by never-before-seen images of their art and process, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of the Disney leg¬ends whose work helped shape the nature of character and story development for generations to come.
    Copyright ©2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved **
    ### Sinossi
    In the 1970s and 1980s, the Disney animation studio redefined its creative vision in the wake of Walt Disney’s death. This latest volume from renowned Disney historian Didier Ghez profiles Ken Anderson and Mel Shaw, whose work defined beloved classic Disney characters from films like *The Jungle Book* , *The Aristocats* , *Robin Hood* , and *The Rescuers*. With vivid descriptions of passages from the artists’ autobiographies and interviews, accompanied by never-before-seen images of their art and process, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of the Disney leg¬ends whose work helped shape the nature of character and story development for generations to come.
    Copyright ©2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
    ### L’autore
    Didier Ghez is the author and editor of numerous books about the Disney studio and its artists, including the books in the Walt’s People series and in the They Drew as They Pleased series. In 2018, Ghez received the prestigious June Foray Award for significant and benev¬olent impact on the art and industry of animation. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.
    Don Hahn is producer of *The Lion King* and *Beauty and the Beast* , the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar®. His other credits include *The Hunchback of Notre Dame* , *Maleficent* , and the 2017 box office hit *Beauty and the Beast*. Hahn serves on the board of directors of PBS SoCal and the Advisory Committee of the Walt Disney Family Museum. He lives in Los Angeles.

    The Wild

    The world knows Jack London as a
    writer who lived his own thrilling,
    real-life adventures. But there are
    parts of his life that have remained
    hidden for many years, things even he couldn’t
    set down in writing. Terrifying, mysterious,
    bizarre, and magical —these are the Secret
    Journeys of Jack London.
    We meet Jack at age seventeen, following
    thousands of men and women into the Yukon
    Territory in search of gold. For Jack, the journey
    holds the promise of another kind of fortune:
    challenge and adventure. But what he finds in
    the wild north is something far more sinister
    than he could have ever imagined: kidnapping
    and slavery, the murderous nature of desperate
    men, and, amidst it all, supernatural beasts of
    the wilderness that prey upon the weakness in
    men’s hearts. Jack’s survival will depend on his
    ability to quell the demons within himself as
    much as those without.
    Acclaimed authors Christopher Golden
    and Tim Lebbon, along with…