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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE<br /><br />Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece,聽<i>The Handmaid's Tale, </i>has become a modern classic鈥攁nd now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.</b><br /><br />More than fifteen years after the events of <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.<br /> 聽<br /> Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.<br /> 聽<br />As Atwood unfolds <i>The Testaments,</i> she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
The Last Dance (The Near-Earth Mysteries Book 1)
by Martin L. Shoemaker

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English

Pages

456

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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<p><b>At the heart of a mystery unfolding in space, the opposing forces make a treacherous journey between Earth and Mars.</b></p><p>In space, mutiny means death鈥攖hat鈥檚 why Inspector General Park Yerim is taking her investigation so seriously. The alleged mutineer is Captain Nicolau Aames, whose command of the massive Earth-Mars vessel <i>Aldrin</i> has come under fire. The vast System Initiative says he disobeyed orders, but his crew swears he鈥檚 in the right.</p><p>En route to Mars, Park gathers testimony from the <i>Aldrin</i>鈥檚 diverse crew, painting a complex picture of Aames鈥檚 character: his heroism, his failures, even his personal passions. As the investigation unfolds, Park finds herself in the thrall of powerful interests, each pushing and pulling her in a fiery cosmic dance.</p><p>Corruption, conflicting loyalties, and clashing accounts make it nearly impossible to see the truth in fifty million miles of darkness, and Park faces danger from every direction. All eyes are on her: one way or another, her findings will have astronomical implications for the <i>Aldrin</i> and the future of space travel.</p>
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

February 17, 1986

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<b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><br /><br /><i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.<br /><br /> The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment鈥檚 calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. <i>The Handmaid's Tale </i>is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
A Gift of Dragons (Pern)
by Anne McCaffrey

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 29, 2002

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<b>For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it鈥攁nd to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures.</b><br /><br /> Now, <i>A Gift of Dragons</i> brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a single volume illustrated with beautiful artwork by Tom Kidd. <br /><br />In 鈥淭he Smallest Dragonboy,鈥?Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches. But what transpires will surprise everyone鈥擪eevan most of all. <br /><br />In 鈥淭he Girl Who Heard Dragons,鈥?a young girl鈥檚 rare ability to communicate with dragons puts her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest fears鈥攁nd with her most secret desire. <br /><br />The 鈥淩unner of Pern鈥?is a girl named Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages鈥攁nd who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon-filled sky. <br /><br />And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of Anne McCaffrey.
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 1)
by Tamsyn Muir

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English

Pages

437

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>USA Today</i> Best-Selling Novel!</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淯nlike anything I鈥檝e ever read. 鈥?鈥擵.E. Schwab</b><br /><b></b><b></b><br /><b>鈥淟esbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!鈥?鈥擟harles Stross</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>鈥?lt;/b><b>Brilliantly original, messy and weird straight through</b>.<b>鈥?lt;/b> <b>鈥擭PR</b></p><p>The Emperor needs necromancers.</p><p>The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.</p><p>Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.</p><p>Tamsyn Muir鈥檚 <i>Gideon the Ninth</i> unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.</p><p>Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won鈥檛 set her free without a service.</p><p>Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon鈥檚 sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.</p><p>Of course, some things are better left dead.</p><p>THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY<br />BOOK 1: <i>Gideon the Ninth</i><br />BOOK 2: <i>Harrow the Ninth</i><br />BOOK 3: <i>Alecto the Ninth</i></p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 1)
by A.G. Riddle

Language

English

Pages

470

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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* <i>Longlisted for the 2019 Wilbur Smith Prize for best published novel</i>. *<br /><br /><b>A new ice age... and a ground-breaking discovery... will change everything.</b><br /><br /><br />In the near future, an ice age pushes humanity to the edge of extinction.<br /><br />Scientists search for the cause--and any hope of stopping the Long Winter. They send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, one of the probes makes a shocking discovery: a mysterious object, drifting toward the Sun. Is it the cause of the Long Winter? Or could it be our only hope of survival?<br /><br />With time running out, NASA launches a mission to make contact with the artifact. But it isn't what anyone thought. Humanity faces a new kind of threat--and an event that will reveal a dark truth about our future.<br /><br /><br />From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author with <b>OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD</b>, comes a new sci-fi thriller that will forever change the way you look at Earth's place in the solar system.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for A.G. Riddle</b><br /><br />"...reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton."<br />-- <i>The Guardian</i> on <i>Pandemic</i><br /><br />"I finished the book fast because I just couldn't wait..."<br />-- <i>WIRED</i> GeekDad on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Riddle... keep(s) the focus on his characters... rather than the technological marvels"<br />-- <i>Publisher's Weekly</i> on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Well-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watch--DEPARTURE has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels."<br />-- Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of <i>Outlander</i><br /><br /><br /><b>MORE ABOUT <i>WINTER WORLD</i></b><br /><br />Each month, Earth grows colder. Snow falls in summer. Glaciers trample cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. The new ice age shows no signs of stopping.<br /><br />Chaos erupts. Around the world, people abandon their homes and flock to regions where they can survive.<br /><br />Nations prepare to go to war for the world's last habitable zones.<br /><br />Scientific organizations search for the reason Earth is cooling. They send probes into the solar system to collect readings. Near Mars, one of the probes finds a mysterious object, drifting toward the sun. Is it responsible for the new ice age? And if so, can we stop it? Or is the artifact merely an observer? Or neither? Could it be a relic from a long-extinct civilization? One thing is certain: investigating the artifact is humanity's best hope of survival.<br /><br />As the ice age claims more lives and the world slides into anarchy, an international consortium launches a mission into space to study the object and make contact. But the first contact mission doesn't go as planned. What the crew discovers out there is beyond anyone's imagination.<br /><br />Two members of the first contact mission may hold the keys to humanity's salvation.<br /><br />Dr. Emma Matthews is the commander aboard the International Space Station. For months, she has watched the world below freeze and civilization unravel. The headlines tell only half of the story. The messages from her sister tell the rest, of a world witnessing mass migrations, fighting for survival, struggling to provide a future for their children. When a catastrophe strikes the ISS, Emma faces her own fight for survival.<br /><br />Dr. James Sinclair is one of the greatest scientists alive. A mind before his time. Years ago, he invented something with the potential to change the world--an invention that would upset the balance of power in the world forever. Fearing that change, his enemies sent him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. But with humanity's future at stake, NASA asks him to join the first contact mission. His expertise is vital to the mission's success--and to saving Emma. With the clock ticking down to humanity's final days on Earth, James makes a decision that will change his life forever and may determine the fate of the entire human race.
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, Book 1)
by Dan Simmons

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English

Pages

483

Publication Date

January 12, 2011

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<b>A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, <i>Hyperion</i> is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of <i>The Hollow Man</i>.</b><br /><br /> On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.<br /><br /> On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope鈥攁nd a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for Dan Simmons and <i>Hyperion</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淒an Simmons has brilliantly conceptualized a future 700 years distant. In sheer scope and complexity it matches, and perhaps even surpasses, those of Isaac Asimov and James Blish.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post Book World</i>聽</b><br /><br /> 鈥淎n unfailingly inventive narrative . . . generously conceived and stylistically sure-handed.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The</i> <i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪immons鈥檚 own genius transforms space opera into a new kind of poetry.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎n essential part of any science fiction collection.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i></b>
Prelude to Foundation
by Isaac Asimov

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

March 14, 2012

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<b>This daring story of humanity鈥檚 future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence鈥攂eginning with one exceptional man.</b><br /><br />It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall鈥攖hose whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.聽<br /><br />Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire . . . the man who holds the key to the future鈥攁n apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.
Dark Age (Red Rising Series Book 5)
by Pierce Brown

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English

Pages

776

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The<i>聽</i>bestselling author of聽<i>Morning Star聽</i>returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to聽<i>Iron Gold.</i></b><br />聽<br /><b>鈥淏rown鈥檚 plots are like a depth charge of nitromethane dropped in a bucket of gasoline. His pacing is 100% him standing over it all with a lit match and a smile, waiting for us to dare him to drop it.鈥濃€擭PR</b><br /><br /><i>He broke the chains. Then he broke the world鈥?</i><br />聽<br />A decade ago聽Darrow led a revolution, and聽laid the foundations for a new world. Now he鈥檚 an outlaw.<br />聽<br />Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered and outgunned, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will he become the very evil he fought to destroy?<br />聽<br />In his darkening shadow, a new hero rises.聽<br />聽<br />Lysander au Lune, the displaced heir to the old empire, has returned to bridge the divide between the Golds of the Rim and Core. If united, their combined might may prove fatal to the fledgling Republic.聽<br />聽<br />On Luna, the embattled Sovereign of the Republic, Virginia au Augustus, fights to preserve her precious聽demokracy and her exiled husband. But one may cost her the other, and her son is not yet returned.<br />聽<br />Abducted by enemy agents, Pax au Augustus聽must trust in a聽Gray thief, Ephraim, for his salvation.聽<br />聽<br />Far across the void, Lyria, a Red refugee accused of treason, makes a desperate bid for freedom with the help of two unlikely new allies.<br />聽<br />Fear dims the hopes of the Rising, and as power is seized, lost, and reclaimed,聽the worlds spin on and on toward a new Dark Age.<br /><br /><b>Don鈥檛 miss any of Pierce Brown鈥檚 Red Rising Saga:</b><br /><b>RED RISING 鈥⒙燝OLDEN SON 鈥⒙燤ORNING STAR 鈥⒙營RON GOLD 鈥⒙燚ARK AGE</b>
The Solar War (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 2)
by A.G. Riddle

Language

English

Pages

470

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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Read the second book in <i>The Long Winter</i> trilogy--now a <b><i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller!</b><br /><br />* * *<br /><br /><b>We thought the war was over.<br />We were wrong.</b><br /><br />They decimated Earth during the Long Winter.<br />Now the grid has returned, and they won't stop until the human race is extinct.<br />On a ruined world, humanity's last survivors fight against impossible odds.<br />In their darkest hour, they discover a new hope for survival. But it comes at an unthinkable price, with consequences that will change everything.<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />After the Long Winter, Emma Matthews and James Sinclair hoped life would get back to normal. They've settled down in Camp Seven and welcomed their first child, a daughter. And they have waited and watched the sky for any signs of the grid's return.<br /><br />When NASA discovers that several asteroids have broken from the Kuiper Belt and are headed for Earth, James instantly realizes the truth: the grid is back. And this battle will be one to the very end.<br /><br />As he and his team prepare for humanity's last stand in space and on the ground, Emma makes a discovery closer to home, one that will change life for her and James once again.<br /><br />With war raging around them, Emma and James fight to keep their family alive. In the cold darkness, humanity splinters. New alliances emerge. At every turn, Emma and James face new dangers--and question whom to trust.<br /><br />Just when it seems that all hope is lost, James uncovers what may be the key to humanity's survival. But it comes with enormous risks. To implement his plan, he and Emma will have to survive the grid and another, even more deadly enemy. One thing is certain: their gambit will change the future of the human race forever.<br /><br /><b>Praise for A.G. Riddle</b><br /><br />"...reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton."<br />-- The Guardian on <i>Pandemic</i><br /><br />"I finished the book fast because I just couldn't wait..."<br />-- <b>WIRED GeekDad</b> on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Riddle... keep(s) the focus on his characters... rather than the technological marvels"<br />-- <b>Publisher's Weekly</b> on <i>Departure</i><br /><br />"Well-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watch--<i>DEPARTURE</i> has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels." <br />-- <b>Diana Gabaldon</b>, bestselling author of <i>Outlander</i><br />

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