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Snapshot

**If you could re-create a day, what dark secrets would you uncover?** From *New York Times* #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner Chaz are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today. Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1st, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities. Flashing their badges will get them past any obstruction and overrule any civil right of the dupes around them. But the crimes the detectives are sent to investigate seem like drudgery—until they stumble upon the grisly results of a mass killing that the precinct headquarters orders them not to investigate. That’s one order they have to refuse. The hunt is on. And though the dupes in the replica city have no future once the Snapshot is turned off, that doesn’t mean that both Davis and Chaz will walk out of it alive tonight. **Film rights have now been optioned by MGM, with Broken Road Productions and Entertainment 360 producing.**

Small Wind

Small wind turbines utilize wind energy to produce power with rated capacities of 100 kilowatts or less. With this increasingly popular technology, individual businesses, farms, and homes can generate their own electricity and cut their energy bills , while generating power in an environmentally sound manner. The challenges facing the engineers who are tasked with planning and developing these small wind systems are multifaceted, from choosing the best site and accurately estimating power output, to obtaining proper permitting and troubleshooting operational inefficiencies. Optimization of project development for small wind applications is a necessity. Small Wind: Planning and Building Successful Installations provides a cohesive guide to achieving successful small wind installations from an informed expert. It is a comprehensive information resource from one of the world’s most experienced small wind professionals, covering all the key issues for small wind system development, from site and machine selection to international standards compliance.

* Establishes technical guidelines for the growing number of engineers called upon to plan small wind projects

* Identifies and explains the critical issues for small wind installations, including siting, turbine choice, applications and permitting, economics, load management, and grid integration

* Examples from real projects demonstrate key considerations for success, complete with template spreadsheets and measurements needed to support project planning efforts

* Includes reports on the most commonly used turbines and designs and synthesizes and clarifies relevant wind industry documentation, saving readers endless hours of research

(source: Bol.com)

Sleep Well Again

For readers who are tired of being tired…Lisa Morrone, author of Overcoming Overeating and Overcoming Headaches and Migraines offers hope for the “eight hours you don’t want to miss!”
The rush of twenty-first century life has left many busy people underslept, irritable, and worn out from everyday life. In this helpful book, readers will learn:
* the high cost of sleep deprivation
* how to prepare for a good night’s sleep
* ways to deal with middle-of-the-night “plumbing problems”
* whether medication will help
* how to calm an overactive brain
* how to deal with pain, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome

Refreshment, new energy, and a revitalized life await the readers of Lisa’s new book.
(source: Bol.com)

Slayground

The Wheel of Fortune turned and Parker figured his number had finally come up. An armored car heist had gone sour. His partners were dead or dying. He had escaped with the loot, but holing up in a deserted amusement park with only one exit had turned into a fatal mistake. Now the local mob and a couple of crooked cops were on their way in after the money…and the odds were against Parker getting out with his life. But Parker always did like to play the long shots. Besides, he knew all the ways there were to kill: with his gun…with his knife…with his own bare hands.
“Super-ingenious. Super-lethal… Parker is super-tough.” (New York Times Book Review)

Slashback

The eighth book in the Cal Leandros series that began with *Nightlife* , *Slashback* is clever, ironic and hugely entertaining urban fantasy in the vein of Jim Butcher by the *New York Times* bestselling author, Rob Thurman. *I stopped and let them circle me, first because it was intriguing and, second, because, honestly, what could they do? Only knives, but all armed, and that made them even more interesting. Interesting. Fun.* *Play-time…* Taking on bloodthirsty supernatural monsters is how Caliban and Niko Leandros make a living. But years ago – before they became a force to be reckoned with – the brothers were almost victims of a very human serial killer. Almost. Unfortunately for them, that particular depraved killer was working as apprentice to a creature far more malevolent – the legendary Spring-heeled Jack. He’s just hit town. He hasn’t forgotten what the Leandros brothers did to his murderous protégé. He hasn’t forgotten what they owe him And now they are going to pay . . . and pay . . . *and pay . . .*
A dark contemporary fantasy with a humorous edge, Rob Thurman’s *Slashback* should not be missed. Praise for Rob Thurman: ‘Supernatural elements put this in the company of Jim Butcher and Charlaine Harris’ *SFRevu* ‘A roaring rollercoaster of a read . . . it’ll take your breath away’ Simon R. Green Rob Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows. Lots and lots of cows. *Nightlife* , *Moonshine,* *Madhouse* , *Deathwish* and *Doubletake* , the previous novels in the Cal Leandros series, are also published by Penguin. Visit Rob at www.robthurman.net.

Short Stories

A collection of short stories by A. E. van Vogt
(1939) Black Destroyer
(1940) The Gryb
(1940) Vault of the Beast
(1941) Not the First
(1942) Co-Operate – Or else!
(1942) Rebirth: Earth
(1942) Secret Unattainable
(1942) The Second Solution
(1943) The Great Engine
(1943) The Invisibility Gambit aka Abdication
(1944) The Harmonizer
(1945) Heir Unapparent
(1945) The Mixed Men
(1946) Film Library
(1947) The Barbarian
(1947) The Cataaaa
(1948) Ship of Darkness
(1948) The Great Judge
(1948) The Rull
(1949) Final Command
(1949) The Problem Professor
(1950) The Process
(1951) Fulfillment
(1951) The First Martian
(1963) Itself!
(1965) The Replicators
(1966) The Ultra Man
(1971) The Rat and the Snake
(1972) Ersatz Eternal
(1979) Enchanted Village

The Shipshape Miracle

**Nine tales of imagination and wonder from one of the formative voices of science fiction and fantasy, the author of *Way Station* and *City*.**

Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Clifford D. Simak was a preeminent voice during the decades that established sci-fi as a genre to be reckoned with. Held in the same esteem as fellow luminaries Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury, his novels continue to enthrall today’s readers. And his short fiction is still as gripping and surprising now as when it first entertained an entire generation of fans.

The title story is just one example of this. Cheviot Sherwood doesn’t believe in miracles. They never seem to pay off. So when he’s marooned on a planet with no plan for escape and no working radio, he takes it in stride and prepares for a long stay gathering food, making shelter, and collecting all the diamonds the world has to offer. But when a ship like none he’s ever encountered lands, he sees his salvation—and an opportunity to take the priceless craft for himself. Unfortunately, his “rescuer” has the same idea . . .

This volume also includes the celebrated short works “Eternity Lost,” “Shotgun Cure,” and “Paradise,” among others.

*Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.*

Shattered

As Alex and Colin speed toward their new home in San Francisco where Courtney awaits them, they are pursued by a madman who is also eager to see Courtney.
### About the Author
Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz’s books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.

Sharpe’s Siege

A classic Sharpe adventure: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814. The invasion of France is under way, and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of Riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast. It is to be one of the most dangerous missions of his career. Through the incompetence of a recklessly ambitious naval commander and the machinations of his old enemy, French spymaster Pierre Ducos, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no alternative but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer – a man who has no love for the British invaders. Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears. **

Sharpe’s Gold

Bold, professional, ruthless – hero and man of action “The stench was thick by the hermitage and buzzing with flies, and Sharpe paused by the steps.There was almost a reluctance to go inside, not just because of the bodies but because of what the hermitage might not contain.The gold.” Fresh from battle and covered in glory, Sharpe and his regiment are called north by Wellington.On arrival though Sharpe is set on a desperate mission–to go behind enemy lines and secure the gold so vital to the success of the war.Success means riches–not just for the army, but for Sharpe and his men. The enemy he faces strikes terror in to the hearts of all around –a renegade guerrilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe who has stolen his woman. Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears. **

Sharpe’s Waterloo

JUNE 1815: THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, THE PRINCE OF ORANGE, AND NAPOLEON WILL MEET ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND DECIDE THE FATE OF EUROPE With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels–in preparation for a grand society ball. It is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington’s Dutch troops, to act before it is too late. But Sharpe’s warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo. Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition; the Prussian army has not arrived; and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determination. Victory seems impossible.

Sharpe’s Triumph

RICHARD SHARPE AND THE BATTLE OF ASSAYE, SEPTEMBER 1803 It is India, 1803. In the four years since he earned his sergeant’s stripes, young Richard Sharpe has led a relatively peaceful existence. But Sharpe’s reverie ends when he barely survives a murderous act of treason by a bitter English officer who has joined the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation, determined to drive the British from the continent. Vowing to hunt down the turncoat, Sharpe plunges headlong into the white-hot battle of Assaye alongside Sir Arthur Wellesley–the future Duke of Wellington–in the fiercest fight of his career.

Sharpe’s Trafalgar

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 The year is 1805, and the Calliope, with Richard Sharpe aboard, is captured by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which has been terrorizing British nautical traffic in the Indian Ocean. The French warship races toward the safety of its own fleet, carrying a stolen treaty that could provoke India into a new war against the British — and render for naught all that Sharpe has bravely fought for till now. But help comes from an unexpected quarter. An old friend, a captain in the Royal Navy, is on the trail of the Revenant, and Sharpe comes aboard a 74-gun man-of-war called Pucelle in hot pursuit. What results is a breathtaking retelling of one of the most ferocious and one-sided sea battles in European history, in which Nelson — and Sharpe — vanquish the combined naval might of France and Spain at Trafalgar.

Sharpe’s Tiger

RICHARD SHARPE AND THE SIEGE OF SERINGAPATAM, 1799 The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty’s service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo’s city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there. Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a sergeant, but failure will turn him over to the Tippoo’s brutal executioners–or worse–his man-eating tigers. Picking his way through an exotic and alien world. Sharpe realizes that one slip will mean disaster. And when the furious British assault on the city finally begins. Sharpe must take up arms against his true comrades to preserve his false identity, risking death at their hands in order to avoid detection and thus to foil the Tippoo’s well-set trap.

Sharpe’s Sword

FRANCE’S MOST RUTHLESS ASSASSIN FAILED TO KILL CAPTAIN RICHARD SHARPE ON THE FIRST TRY. WILL HE GET A SECOND CHANCE? Colonel Levroux is killing Britain’s most valuable spies, and it’s up to Richard Sharpe to stop him. Thrust into the unfamiliar world of political and military intrigue, Sharpe must tangle with La Marquesa, a beguiling, extraordinarily beautiful woman whose embrace is as calculating as it is passionate. As she leads him through a maze of secrecy, cunning, and deception, Sharpe relentlessly pursues Leroux, determined to exact his revenge with the cold steel of his sword.

Sharpe’s Skirmish

It is the summer of 1812 and Richard Sharpe, newly recovered from the wound he received in the fighting at Salamanca, is given an easy duty; to guard a Commissary Officer posted to an obscure Spanish fort where there are some captured French muskets to repair. But unknown to the British, the French are planning a lightning raid across the River Tormes, and they reckon the obscure Spanish fort, which guards an ancient bridge across the river, will be lightly guarded. Sharpe is in for a fight.