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Fire With Fire

NEBULA AWARD NOMINEE. Original trade paperback. New Science Fiction Thriller Series! An agent for a spy organization uncovers an alien alliance in nearby interstellar space—an alliance that will soon involve humanity in politics and war on a galactic scale.2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth’s Moon—a history-changing clandestine project—and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a changed world. Humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. And now, Riordan is compelled to become an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan’s mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient—enough so to have built a lost civilization. However, arriving on site in the Delta Pavonis system, Caine discovers that the job he’s been given is anything but secret or safe. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his every step, it’s clear that someone doesn’t want his mission to succeed. In the end, it takes the broad-based insights of an intelligence analyst and a matching instinct for intrigue to ferret out the truth: that humanity is neither alone in the cosmos nor safe. Earth is revealed to be the lynchpin planet in an impending struggle for interstellar dominance, a struggle into which it is being irresistibly dragged. Discovering new dangers at every turn, Riordan must now convince the powers-that-be that the only way for humanity to survive as a free species is to face the perils directly—and to fight fire with fire.About Fire with Fire:“Chuck Gannon is one of those marvelous finds—someone as comfortable with characters as he is with technology, and equally adept at providing those characters with problems to solve. Imaginative, fun, and not afraid to step on the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his stories do not disappoint.”—David Weber “If we meet strong aliens out there, will we suffer the fate of the Aztecs and Incas, or find the agility to survive? Gannon fizzes with ideas about the dangerous politics of first contact.”—David Brin”The plot is intriguing and then some. Well-developed and self-consistent; intelligent readers are going to like it.”—Jerry Pournelle”[T]he intersecting plot threads, action and well-conceived science kept those pages turning.”—SF CrowsnestAbout Starfire series hit, Extremis, coauthored by Charles E. Gannon:“Vivid. . . Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly”It’s a grand, fun series of battles and campaigns, worthy of anything Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote.” –AnalogAbout Charles E. Gannon:”[A] strong [writer of]. . .military SF. . .[much] action going on in his work, with a lot of physics behind it. There is a real sense of the urgency of war and the sacrifices it demands.” –Locus

Fire Watch

Winner of six Nebula and five Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative authors of our time.  Her startling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction.  Here in one volume are twelve of her greatest stories, including double award-winner “Fire Watch,” set in the universe of *Doomsday Book* and *To Say Nothing of the Dog,* in which a time-traveling student learns one of history’s hardest lessons.  In “A Letter from the Clearys,” a routine message from distant friends shatters the fragile world of a beleaguered family.  In “The Sidon in the Mirror,” a mutant with the unconscious urge to become other people finds himself becoming both killer and victim.  Disturbing, revealing, and provocative, this remarkable collection of short fiction brings together some of the best work of an incomparable writer whose ability to amaze, confound, and enlighten never fails.
*From the Paperback edition.*

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,…

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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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?

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.

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*
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.