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The Battle for Skandia

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. *alone*!
Still far from home after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, young Will and Evanlyn’s plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive. Though still weak, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend but soon finds himself fatally outnumbered. Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring last-minute rescue. But their reunion is cut short by the horrifying discovery that Skandia’s borders have been breached by the Temujai army – and Araluen is next in their sights. Only an unlikely union can save the two kingdoms, but can it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy?
Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. *alone*!
Still far from home after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, young Will and Evanlyn’s plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive. Though still weak, Will employs his Ranger training to locate his friend but soon finds himself fatally outnumbered. Will is certain death is close at hand, until Halt and Horace make a daring last-minute rescue. But their reunion is cut short by the horrifying discovery that Skandia’s borders have been breached by the Temujai army – and Araluen is next in their sights. Only an unlikely union can save the two kingdoms, but can it hold long enough to vanquish a ruthless new enemy?
Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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The Atrocity Archives

Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob’s under a desk restoring lost data. 
None of them receive any thanks for the jobs they do, but at least a techie doesn’t risk getting shot or eaten in the line of duty. Bob’s world is dull but safe, and that’s the way it should have stayed; but then he went and got Noticed. 
Only one thing is certain: it will take more than control-alt-delete to sort this mess out. . .
## [About Charles Stross](https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8794.Charles_Stross)
[![8794](https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1355510574p2/8794.jpg)](https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8794.Charles_Stross)
Charles David George “Charlie” Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.

Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan.

SF[…more](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/101869.The_Atrocity_Archives?ac=1#) Charles David George “Charlie” Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.

Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan.

Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob’s under a desk restoring lost data. 
None of them receive any thanks for the jobs they do, but at least a techie doesn’t risk getting shot or eaten in the line of duty. Bob’s world is dull but safe, and that’s the way it should have stayed; but then he went and got Noticed. 
Only one thing is certain: it will take more than control-alt-delete to sort this mess out. . .
## [About Charles Stross](https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8794.Charles_Stross)
[![8794](https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1355510574p2/8794.jpg)](https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8794.Charles_Stross)
Charles David George “Charlie” Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.

Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan.

SF[…more](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/101869.The_Atrocity_Archives?ac=1#) Charles David George “Charlie” Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.

Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan.

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The Anatomy of Story

John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood’s most successful films, including *Sleepless in Seattle* , *Scream,* and *Shrek*. *The Anatomy of Story* is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, *The Anatomy of Story* draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby’s own unique approach for how to build an effective, multifaceted narrative. Truby’s method for constructing a story is at once insightful and practical, focusing on the hero’s moral and emotional growth. As a result, writers will dig deep within and explore their own values and worldviews in order to create an effective story. Writers will come away with an extremely precise set of tools to work with—specific, useful techniques to make the audience care about their characters, and that make their characters grow in meaningful ways. They will construct a surprising plot that is unique to their particular concept, and they will learn how to express a moral vision that can genuinely move an audience.
The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental they are applicable—and essential—to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.

John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood’s most successful films, including *Sleepless in Seattle* , *Scream,* and *Shrek*. *The Anatomy of Story* is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, *The Anatomy of Story* draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby’s own unique approach for how to build an effective, multifaceted narrative. Truby’s method for constructing a story is at once insightful and practical, focusing on the hero’s moral and emotional growth. As a result, writers will dig deep within and explore their own values and worldviews in order to create an effective story. Writers will come away with an extremely precise set of tools to work with—specific, useful techniques to make the audience care about their characters, and that make their characters grow in meaningful ways. They will construct a surprising plot that is unique to their particular concept, and they will learn how to express a moral vision that can genuinely move an audience.
The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental they are applicable—and essential—to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.

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The Aftermath

**Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind’s expansion beyond the solar system in *The Aftermath.***
In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his living running the ore-carrier *Syracuse* *.* With his wife and two children he plies the Asteroid Belt, hauling whatever cargo can be found. When the *Syracuse* stumbles into the middle of a military attack on the habitat *Chrysalis,* Victor flees in a control pod to draw the attacker’s attention away from his family. Now, as his wife and children plunge into the far deeps of space, Victor has been rescued by the seductive Cheena Madagascar. He must do her bidding if he’s to have a prayer of ever seeing his family again.
Elverda Apacheta is the solar system’s greatest sculptor. The cyborg Dorn was formerly Dorik Harbin, the ruthless military commander responsible for the attack on *Chrysalis*. Their lives and destinies have been linked by their joint discovery of the alien artifact that had, earlier, profoundly affected industrialist Martin Humphries. Similarly transformed by the artifact’s mysterious powers, Apacheta and Dorn now prowl the Belt, determined to find the bodies of the many victims of Harbin’s atrocities so that they can be given proper burials.
Kao Yuan is the captain of *Viking* , owned by Martin Humphries, who’s determined to kill Dorn and Elverda because they know too much about the artifact and its power over him. But *Viking* ‘s second-in-command, Tamara Vishinsky, appears to have the real power on board ship. When *Viking* catches up to Apacheta and Dorn, their confrontation begins a series of events involving them, the Zacharius family, and Martin Humphries and his son in the transformation of the human solar system…
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

**Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind’s expansion beyond the solar system in *The Aftermath.***
In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his living running the ore-carrier *Syracuse* *.* With his wife and two children he plies the Asteroid Belt, hauling whatever cargo can be found. When the *Syracuse* stumbles into the middle of a military attack on the habitat *Chrysalis,* Victor flees in a control pod to draw the attacker’s attention away from his family. Now, as his wife and children plunge into the far deeps of space, Victor has been rescued by the seductive Cheena Madagascar. He must do her bidding if he’s to have a prayer of ever seeing his family again.
Elverda Apacheta is the solar system’s greatest sculptor. The cyborg Dorn was formerly Dorik Harbin, the ruthless military commander responsible for the attack on *Chrysalis*. Their lives and destinies have been linked by their joint discovery of the alien artifact that had, earlier, profoundly affected industrialist Martin Humphries. Similarly transformed by the artifact’s mysterious powers, Apacheta and Dorn now prowl the Belt, determined to find the bodies of the many victims of Harbin’s atrocities so that they can be given proper burials.
Kao Yuan is the captain of *Viking* , owned by Martin Humphries, who’s determined to kill Dorn and Elverda because they know too much about the artifact and its power over him. But *Viking* ‘s second-in-command, Tamara Vishinsky, appears to have the real power on board ship. When *Viking* catches up to Apacheta and Dorn, their confrontation begins a series of events involving them, the Zacharius family, and Martin Humphries and his son in the transformation of the human solar system…
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman

Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, *The 4-Hour Body* eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body.
And you don’t need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes.
Based on over 15 years of research and with personal stories, amazing before and after photos, recipes and sidebars, *The 4-Hour Body* will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.

Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, *The 4-Hour Body* eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body.
And you don’t need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes.
Based on over 15 years of research and with personal stories, amazing before and after photos, recipes and sidebars, *The 4-Hour Body* will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.

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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics

### Product Description
** *Learn the hows and whys behind basic electricity, electronics, and communications without formal training***
The best combination self-teaching guide, home reference, and classroom text on electricity and electronics has been updated to deliver the latest advances. Great for preparing for amateur and commercial licensing exams, this guide has been prized by thousands of students and professionals for its uniquely thorough coverage ranging from DC and AC concepts to semiconductors and integrated circuits.
* Written by Stan Gibilisco, an electronics legend and McGraw-Hill’s most popular TAB author
* Perfect for hobbyists, students, and those of you who want to get ahead in tech-related careers
* Packed with everything needed to enhance learning: 600+ illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions

** *NEW TO THIS EDITION:***
Updated to reflect the latest technological advances in: * Computers * Robotics * Artificial Intelligence * Amplifiers * Transmitters * The Internet * High-fidelity
***EXPERT HOW-TO GUIDANCE ON SOLVING PROBLEMS SUCH AS:***
* Simple current-voltage-resistance determinators
* Power calculations
* Designing acoustical and audio systems
* Designing circuits and systems

### From the Back Cover
**Quickly and easily learn the hows and whys behind basic electricity, electronics, and communications –- at your own pace, in your own home**
*Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics* offers easy-to-follow lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications from a master teacher, with minimal math, plenty of illustrations and practical examples, and test-yourself questions that make learning go more quickly. Great for preparing for amateur and commercial licensing exams, this trusted guide offers uniquely thorough coverage, ranging from dc and ac concepts and circuits to semiconductors and integrated circuits.
The best course –- and source –- in basic electronics
* Starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications such as radiolocation and robotics
* Packed with learning-enhancing features: clear illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions
* Helps you solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems and make power calculations
* Teaches simple circuit concepts and techniques for optimizing system efficiency
* Explains the theory behind advanced audio systems and amplifiers for live music
* Referenced by thousands of students and professionals
* Written by an author whose name is synonymous with clarity and practical sense

Updated to reflect the latest technological trends! The Fourth Edition features new information on:
* Wireless technology
* Computers and the Internet
* Transducers
* Sensors
* Robotics
* Audio systems
* Navigation
* Radiolocation
* Integrated circuits

### Product Description
** *Learn the hows and whys behind basic electricity, electronics, and communications without formal training***
The best combination self-teaching guide, home reference, and classroom text on electricity and electronics has been updated to deliver the latest advances. Great for preparing for amateur and commercial licensing exams, this guide has been prized by thousands of students and professionals for its uniquely thorough coverage ranging from DC and AC concepts to semiconductors and integrated circuits.
* Written by Stan Gibilisco, an electronics legend and McGraw-Hill’s most popular TAB author
* Perfect for hobbyists, students, and those of you who want to get ahead in tech-related careers
* Packed with everything needed to enhance learning: 600+ illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions

** *NEW TO THIS EDITION:***
Updated to reflect the latest technological advances in: * Computers * Robotics * Artificial Intelligence * Amplifiers * Transmitters * The Internet * High-fidelity
***EXPERT HOW-TO GUIDANCE ON SOLVING PROBLEMS SUCH AS:***
* Simple current-voltage-resistance determinators
* Power calculations
* Designing acoustical and audio systems
* Designing circuits and systems

### From the Back Cover
**Quickly and easily learn the hows and whys behind basic electricity, electronics, and communications –- at your own pace, in your own home**
*Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics* offers easy-to-follow lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications from a master teacher, with minimal math, plenty of illustrations and practical examples, and test-yourself questions that make learning go more quickly. Great for preparing for amateur and commercial licensing exams, this trusted guide offers uniquely thorough coverage, ranging from dc and ac concepts and circuits to semiconductors and integrated circuits.
The best course –- and source –- in basic electronics
* Starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications such as radiolocation and robotics
* Packed with learning-enhancing features: clear illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions
* Helps you solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems and make power calculations
* Teaches simple circuit concepts and techniques for optimizing system efficiency
* Explains the theory behind advanced audio systems and amplifiers for live music
* Referenced by thousands of students and professionals
* Written by an author whose name is synonymous with clarity and practical sense

Updated to reflect the latest technological trends! The Fourth Edition features new information on:
* Wireless technology
* Computers and the Internet
* Transducers
* Sensors
* Robotics
* Audio systems
* Navigation
* Radiolocation
* Integrated circuits

Only registered users can download this free product.

Tanglefoot

Stonewall Jackson survived Chancellorsville. England broke the Union’s naval blockade, and formally recognized the Confederate States of America. Atlanta never burned.
It is 1880. The American Civil War has raged for nearly two decades, driving technology in strange and terrible directions. Combat dirigibles skulk across the sky and armored vehicles crawl along the land. Military scientists twist the laws of man and nature, and barter their souls for weapons powered by light, fire, and steam.
But life struggles forward for soldiers and ordinary citizens. The fractured nation is dotted with stricken towns and epic scenes of devastation–some manmade, and some more mysterious. In the western territories cities are swallowed by gas and walled away to rot while the frontiers are strip-mined for resources. On the borders between North and South, spies scour and scheme, and smugglers build economies more stable than their governments.
This is the Clockwork Century.
It is dark here, and different.

Stonewall Jackson survived Chancellorsville. England broke the Union’s naval blockade, and formally recognized the Confederate States of America. Atlanta never burned.
It is 1880. The American Civil War has raged for nearly two decades, driving technology in strange and terrible directions. Combat dirigibles skulk across the sky and armored vehicles crawl along the land. Military scientists twist the laws of man and nature, and barter their souls for weapons powered by light, fire, and steam.
But life struggles forward for soldiers and ordinary citizens. The fractured nation is dotted with stricken towns and epic scenes of devastation–some manmade, and some more mysterious. In the western territories cities are swallowed by gas and walled away to rot while the frontiers are strip-mined for resources. On the borders between North and South, spies scour and scheme, and smugglers build economies more stable than their governments.
This is the Clockwork Century.
It is dark here, and different.

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Taliesin

A magnificent tale which begins with the tragedy of Atlantis and the arrival in Britain of King Avallach. In this world, Celtic chieftains struggle for survival in the twilight of Rome’s power, and one heroic figure towers over all, the Prince Taliesin, in whom is the sum of human greatness. This is a tale of a love that spawns the miracle of Merlin and Arthur and a destiny that is more than a kingdom. **

A magnificent tale which begins with the tragedy of Atlantis and the arrival in Britain of King Avallach. In this world, Celtic chieftains struggle for survival in the twilight of Rome’s power, and one heroic figure towers over all, the Prince Taliesin, in whom is the sum of human greatness. This is a tale of a love that spawns the miracle of Merlin and Arthur and a destiny that is more than a kingdom. **

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Sweet Reluctance

Like many older men, Josh Daniels has a thing for young women. However, where most fantasize about sexy young coeds who love sex, Josh’s tastes are a little different. Rather than hot and slutty, Josh likes his young ladies to be girl next door types who are sweet, innocent and most importantly? Reluctant.
Since a chance encounter with an intern who needed a favor several years ago, Josh has had a fetish for control. He lives to ‘help’ out sweet young things who need a little extra cash, but only if they don’t really want to. For Josh, it’s not about taking their bodies, so much as their innocence.
To him there is nothing better than a pair of trembling lips, big wide eyes and most of all, those adorable little sounds of protest as he makes good girls show him how bad they can be.
Unfortunately for Josh, these opportunities are few and far between. But today his cute little 19 year old house cleaner Tammy has come to him needing some money for school. Josh is more than willing to help and proceeds to find out just how far sweet Tammy will go for a little financial aid.
Excerpt from Sweet reluctance.
“May I take your shirt off sir?”
“I like that Tammy.” I nodded. “That’s the way to play, no bullshit, just you being a good little,” I smirked, “Slut”
I again saw that flash of anger in her eyes, but as she slid my shirt from my shoulders she whispered, “Yes sir.”
“Yes?” I asked. “So you admit you’re a little slut?”
“I…I’m a slut sir. I’m whatever you say I am.”
“Good.” I told her, “Now what would a slut do next?”
She dropped my shirt to the floor and closed her eyes. Her lips had that precious tremble going again and her breath was coming in short little gasps as if she were ready to cry. I started to tell her what to do, but stopped as she slowly sank to her knees.
I looked down at her kneeling in front of me and felt my heart begin to beat faster as it hit me that this would be the point of no return, if she didn’t quit now I would have whatever I wanted.

Like many older men, Josh Daniels has a thing for young women. However, where most fantasize about sexy young coeds who love sex, Josh’s tastes are a little different. Rather than hot and slutty, Josh likes his young ladies to be girl next door types who are sweet, innocent and most importantly? Reluctant.
Since a chance encounter with an intern who needed a favor several years ago, Josh has had a fetish for control. He lives to ‘help’ out sweet young things who need a little extra cash, but only if they don’t really want to. For Josh, it’s not about taking their bodies, so much as their innocence.
To him there is nothing better than a pair of trembling lips, big wide eyes and most of all, those adorable little sounds of protest as he makes good girls show him how bad they can be.
Unfortunately for Josh, these opportunities are few and far between. But today his cute little 19 year old house cleaner Tammy has come to him needing some money for school. Josh is more than willing to help and proceeds to find out just how far sweet Tammy will go for a little financial aid.
Excerpt from Sweet reluctance.
“May I take your shirt off sir?”
“I like that Tammy.” I nodded. “That’s the way to play, no bullshit, just you being a good little,” I smirked, “Slut”
I again saw that flash of anger in her eyes, but as she slid my shirt from my shoulders she whispered, “Yes sir.”
“Yes?” I asked. “So you admit you’re a little slut?”
“I…I’m a slut sir. I’m whatever you say I am.”
“Good.” I told her, “Now what would a slut do next?”
She dropped my shirt to the floor and closed her eyes. Her lips had that precious tremble going again and her breath was coming in short little gasps as if she were ready to cry. I started to tell her what to do, but stopped as she slowly sank to her knees.
I looked down at her kneeling in front of me and felt my heart begin to beat faster as it hit me that this would be the point of no return, if she didn’t quit now I would have whatever I wanted.

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Swan Song

**McCammon’s epic bestselling novel about a girl psychic struggling to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust**
Something flashes in nine-year-old Swan’s brain, telling her that trouble is coming. Maybe it’s her mother, fed up with her current boyfriend and ready to abandon their dismal trailer park and seek a new home. But something far worse is on the horizon. Death falls from the sky—nuclear bombs which annihilate American civilization. Though Swan survives the blast, this young psychic’s war is just beginning.
As the survivors try to make new lives in the wasteland, an evil army forms, intent on murdering all those tainted with the diseases brought by fallout. When Swan finds a mysterious amulet that could hold the key to humankind’s salvation, she draws the attention of a man more dangerous than any nuclear bomb. To rescue mankind, this little girl will have to grow up fast.

**McCammon’s epic bestselling novel about a girl psychic struggling to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust**
Something flashes in nine-year-old Swan’s brain, telling her that trouble is coming. Maybe it’s her mother, fed up with her current boyfriend and ready to abandon their dismal trailer park and seek a new home. But something far worse is on the horizon. Death falls from the sky—nuclear bombs which annihilate American civilization. Though Swan survives the blast, this young psychic’s war is just beginning.
As the survivors try to make new lives in the wasteland, an evil army forms, intent on murdering all those tainted with the diseases brought by fallout. When Swan finds a mysterious amulet that could hold the key to humankind’s salvation, she draws the attention of a man more dangerous than any nuclear bomb. To rescue mankind, this little girl will have to grow up fast.

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Sunrise Alley

From School Library Journal

Adult/High School – Samantha Bryton, a brilliant young biotech engineer working on machine intelligence, has retired because of unresolved ethical issues concerning how the industry uses her work. On the beach near her secluded cabin, she finds a shipwrecked man, and it quickly becomes apparent that there is something unusual about him. It turns out that the original Turner Pascal is legally dead, but he has been brought back to life in a technologically enhanced but human-appearing body by the shadowy scientist Charon, who uses illegal and amazingly advanced technology. Self-aware, independent AIs (called EIs if they evolve to that state) are extremely rare and prone to psychological instability, and Sam is one of the few people in the world who understands and can work with them. It is no coincidence that Turner has ended up on her beach in his attempt to escape from Charon. As they flee villains who want to acquire Turner’s technology, the two try to unravel the mystery of the identity of Charon and the true nature of “Sunrise Alley,” a secret society of escaped EIs who may pose a threat to humans. Through many trials and adventures, friendship and sexual attraction gradually develop between Sam and Turner (though she worries about his nonhuman characteristics and dubious legal status). The plot is an epic chase across a near-future landscape, enlivened by twists, complicated puzzles to solve, plenty of intriguing technology, and a strong element of romance._ – Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA_
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

Retired biotech engineer Sam finds the wreckage of a yacht, and its lone, male passenger, on her private beach. She is understandably curious about the man, Turner, who, though his body and brain are artificial, insists, on the basis of his memories, that he is human. Unfortunately, the man he recalls is legally dead. That gets Sam’s attention. She retired over ethical disagreements with biotech firms, and Turner is a walking bioethics controversy, created by criminal mastermind and rogue bioengineer Charon, who thereafter captures Turner and Sam, intercepting them as they take refuge with Sam’s high-ranking military friends and imprisoning them at his Himalayan fortress. Thanks to Turner’s cybernetic enhancements, their incarceration doesn’t last long, and they then take temporary refuge in a hideaway, Sunrise Alley, for escaped EIs (systems more advanced than AIs), which have developed in ways their human creators didn’t expect. Eventually, they end up with friends and get on with the issues raised by Turner’s existence. Asaro reinforces her reputation for combining high-tech adventure and romance. Regina Schroeder
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

From School Library Journal

Adult/High School – Samantha Bryton, a brilliant young biotech engineer working on machine intelligence, has retired because of unresolved ethical issues concerning how the industry uses her work. On the beach near her secluded cabin, she finds a shipwrecked man, and it quickly becomes apparent that there is something unusual about him. It turns out that the original Turner Pascal is legally dead, but he has been brought back to life in a technologically enhanced but human-appearing body by the shadowy scientist Charon, who uses illegal and amazingly advanced technology. Self-aware, independent AIs (called EIs if they evolve to that state) are extremely rare and prone to psychological instability, and Sam is one of the few people in the world who understands and can work with them. It is no coincidence that Turner has ended up on her beach in his attempt to escape from Charon. As they flee villains who want to acquire Turner’s technology, the two try to unravel the mystery of the identity of Charon and the true nature of “Sunrise Alley,” a secret society of escaped EIs who may pose a threat to humans. Through many trials and adventures, friendship and sexual attraction gradually develop between Sam and Turner (though she worries about his nonhuman characteristics and dubious legal status). The plot is an epic chase across a near-future landscape, enlivened by twists, complicated puzzles to solve, plenty of intriguing technology, and a strong element of romance._ – Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA_
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

Retired biotech engineer Sam finds the wreckage of a yacht, and its lone, male passenger, on her private beach. She is understandably curious about the man, Turner, who, though his body and brain are artificial, insists, on the basis of his memories, that he is human. Unfortunately, the man he recalls is legally dead. That gets Sam’s attention. She retired over ethical disagreements with biotech firms, and Turner is a walking bioethics controversy, created by criminal mastermind and rogue bioengineer Charon, who thereafter captures Turner and Sam, intercepting them as they take refuge with Sam’s high-ranking military friends and imprisoning them at his Himalayan fortress. Thanks to Turner’s cybernetic enhancements, their incarceration doesn’t last long, and they then take temporary refuge in a hideaway, Sunrise Alley, for escaped EIs (systems more advanced than AIs), which have developed in ways their human creators didn’t expect. Eventually, they end up with friends and get on with the issues raised by Turner’s existence. Asaro reinforces her reputation for combining high-tech adventure and romance. Regina Schroeder
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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Submissives of the Warlord: A Novel of Future Bondage

A powerful, futuristic tale of bondage and submission by one of the bestselling masters of the genre! In the aftermath of nuclear annihilation, protected villages are the only sanctuaries—but they all have a price to pay for their safety. Lord Michael rules over one such village with an iron fist, and sees it as his destiny to repopulate their new world. Thus he will need women, particularly submissive women who won’t struggle too much when he puts them in bondage. A young woman named Jennifer and her mother, Alexis, seek refuge with Lord Michael—and agree to his terms. They will submit not only to him but to all the men of the village. They do not ask themselves whether they’ve agreed simply so they can find shelter, or whether something in Lord Michael’s demands awakens a deeper need in them. Each chooses a job fitting their skills. Alexis becomes a seamstress, but Lord Harris encourages her to work with leather. He sees in her a creativity and a dark desire to experiment with her newfound submission, fashioning leather garments that are meant to restrain the most reluctant. Young Jennifer seeks out a job that is unheard of. She wants to join the soldiers, an all-male force. In order to be considered, she first has to convince Bishop Roman to get her in to see Lord William, head of the soldiers. She finds success on her knees with him, but not in prayer. Next, she must convince Lord William of her worthiness as a soldier. He finds her worthy of something, but not battle—he is drawn, instead, to her innocence. But Jennifer is cunning as well as lethal, and can make her appearance of innocence work in her favor. At last she succeeds is getting a test: brutal, naked combat until one of the contenders taps out in submission—complete submission. More of Jennifer’s innocence is taken from her, but each time she gets closer to her goal. And is anything truly taken from her at all, or is she giving it gladly for the pleasure? Can she reach her goal, or will the other male soldiers revolt against such sacrilege?

A powerful, futuristic tale of bondage and submission by one of the bestselling masters of the genre! In the aftermath of nuclear annihilation, protected villages are the only sanctuaries—but they all have a price to pay for their safety. Lord Michael rules over one such village with an iron fist, and sees it as his destiny to repopulate their new world. Thus he will need women, particularly submissive women who won’t struggle too much when he puts them in bondage. A young woman named Jennifer and her mother, Alexis, seek refuge with Lord Michael—and agree to his terms. They will submit not only to him but to all the men of the village. They do not ask themselves whether they’ve agreed simply so they can find shelter, or whether something in Lord Michael’s demands awakens a deeper need in them. Each chooses a job fitting their skills. Alexis becomes a seamstress, but Lord Harris encourages her to work with leather. He sees in her a creativity and a dark desire to experiment with her newfound submission, fashioning leather garments that are meant to restrain the most reluctant. Young Jennifer seeks out a job that is unheard of. She wants to join the soldiers, an all-male force. In order to be considered, she first has to convince Bishop Roman to get her in to see Lord William, head of the soldiers. She finds success on her knees with him, but not in prayer. Next, she must convince Lord William of her worthiness as a soldier. He finds her worthy of something, but not battle—he is drawn, instead, to her innocence. But Jennifer is cunning as well as lethal, and can make her appearance of innocence work in her favor. At last she succeeds is getting a test: brutal, naked combat until one of the contenders taps out in submission—complete submission. More of Jennifer’s innocence is taken from her, but each time she gets closer to her goal. And is anything truly taken from her at all, or is she giving it gladly for the pleasure? Can she reach her goal, or will the other male soldiers revolt against such sacrilege?

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Storm Force

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The Last Legion sends one of their top intelligence officers behind enemy lines to infiltrate the upper echelon of a ruthless dictator and stop him from spreading his rule across the galaxy….

“Bunch knows how to keep the pace fast, and how to create exciting battlefield mayhem.”-_Publishers Weekly_

Praise for The Last Legion:

“Fans of Bunch’s previous books will not be disappointed.”-SF Site Featured Review

“A powerful piece of military science fiction…starkly real. Bunch’s military tone and sense of atmosphere will delight fans of military SF.”-_Affair de Coeur_

And the novels of Chris Bunch:

“Glorious swashbuckling…Absolutely riveting.”-_Locus_

“Well-written books with complex plots, intrigue, and great descriptive narratives of battle and conflict.”-SF Site Featured Review

“Thoughtful and well-crafted.” -_Publishers Weekly_

“Excellent fantasy adventure.”-_Science Fiction Chronicle_

• 3rd novel in The Last Legion

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The Last Legion sends one of their top intelligence officers behind enemy lines to infiltrate the upper echelon of a ruthless dictator and stop him from spreading his rule across the galaxy….

“Bunch knows how to keep the pace fast, and how to create exciting battlefield mayhem.”-_Publishers Weekly_

Praise for The Last Legion:

“Fans of Bunch’s previous books will not be disappointed.”-SF Site Featured Review

“A powerful piece of military science fiction…starkly real. Bunch’s military tone and sense of atmosphere will delight fans of military SF.”-_Affair de Coeur_

And the novels of Chris Bunch:

“Glorious swashbuckling…Absolutely riveting.”-_Locus_

“Well-written books with complex plots, intrigue, and great descriptive narratives of battle and conflict.”-SF Site Featured Review

“Thoughtful and well-crafted.” -_Publishers Weekly_

“Excellent fantasy adventure.”-_Science Fiction Chronicle_

• 3rd novel in The Last Legion

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