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By Alex Archer
Archaeologist Annja Creed narrowly escapes an assault by way of unknown fi gures whilst she attempts to gather a package deal close to her loft. She later learns that the sender—an outdated colleague named Fellini—has been brutally murdered.
Fellini were discovering the Hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder, and had associated it to a Viking warrior and a twelfth-century Latvian village. A coded message in Fellini's package deal leads Annja on a wild chase alongside the canals of Venice to Latvia for extra clues to an old treasure. Rumored to be hidden deep within the forests of Latvia for 9 hundred years, this fabled prize is additionally sought by means of a ruthless corps of mercenaries. and they'll do whatever to fi nd it. together with killing Annja Creed.
By Greg Bear
By Robert Silverberg, Michel Rivelin
Translator : Michel Rivelin
Original name : the area within
En l'an 2381, los angeles Terre porte soixante-dix milliards d'êtres humains dont los angeles devise est : Croissez et multipliez. Ils habitent des excursions de mille étages, les monades urbaines, et jouissent d'une totale liberté sexuelle. Ils ne quittent jamais leurs villes verticales et explorent rarement un autre étage que le leur. Ils vivent l'utopie, l. a. promiscuité, le bonheur. Qui en doute est malade. Qui est malade est soigné. Qui est incurable est exécuté. Micael, l'électronicien, rêve pourtant de l. a. Terre du passé, de l'océan, de l. a. nature qu'il a découverts à travers un movie vieux d'un siècle. Il fuit. Et Jason, l'historien, armé par son savoir contre tous les tabous anciens, redécouvre de son côté un sentiment proscrit, los angeles jalousie. Les Monades urbaines constitue le chef-d'œuvre incontesté de Robert Silverberg, l'un des plus célèbres et des plus féconds des écrivains américains de science-fiction. Il y peint dans le moindre détail un monde de l'avenir, séduisant, terrifiant, vraisemblable.
A pleasant, witty story of friendship and event from prize-winning novelist José Saramago
In 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an strange marriage ceremony current: an elephant named Solomon. In José Saramago's impressive and innovative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, commence in dismal stipulations, forgotten in a nook of the palace grounds. while it happens to the king and queen that an elephant will be a suitable marriage ceremony present, every body rushes to get them prepared: Subhro is given new fits of garments and Solomon an extended late scrub. followed via the Archduke, his new spouse, and the royal safeguard, those not going heroes traverse a continent riven via the Reformation and civil wars, witnessed alongside the best way by way of students, historians, and wide-eyed usual humans as they make their means during the storied towns of northern Italy; they courageous the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner Passes; around the Mediterranean Sea and up the resort River; and eventually, towards their grand access into the imperial city.
By Robert Crais
Elvis Cole is Back--In a determined struggle to transparent his Name...
it really is fireplace season, and the hills of la are burning. whilst police and fireplace division body of workers rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation attempt, they detect the week-old corpse of an obvious suicide. however the gunshot sufferer is much less ugly than what they locate in his lap: a photograph album of 7 brutally murdered younger women -- one in keeping with 12 months, for seven years. And whilst the suicide sufferer is pointed out as a former suspect in a single of the murders, the inside track turns Elvis Cole's global the other way up.
3 years previous Lionel Byrd was once dropped at trial for the homicide of a feminine prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by way of the police encouraged a renowned security legal professional to take Byrd's case, and Elvis Cole was once employed to enquire. It used to be Cole's eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to stroll unfastened. Elvis was once hailed as a hero.
however the discovery of the dying album in Byrd's lap now manufacturers Elvis as an unwitting companion to homicide. Captured in pictures which may merely were taken by way of the assassin, Yvonne Bennett used to be the 5th of the seven sufferers -- extra younger women have been murdered after Lionel Byrd walked unfastened. So Elvis can not help yet ask yourself -- did he, Elvis Cole, expense extra younger ladies their lives?
close out of the research via a distinct LAPD activity strength decided to shut the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately struggle to discover the reality approximately Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of loss of life -- a fact hidden by means of lies, politics, and corruption in a global the place not anything is what it kind of feels to be.
Chasing Darkness is a blistering mystery from the bestselling writer who units the traditional for severe, strong crime writing.
In this “fun-filled adventure”* from the Nebula Award–winning writer of Beyond the Sky, Alex Benedict needs to pull off a vital area rescue…
Garnett Baylee committed his lifestyles to attempting, and failing, to discover artifacts of the early house age. within the wake of his demise, one used to be came across in his domestic, elevating tantalizing questions: Had he succeeded finally? Why had he stored it a mystery? And the place is the remainder of the Apollo cache?
Antiquities broker Alex Benedict and his pilot, Chase Kolpath, haven't any selection yet to desert the quest for Baylee’s artifacts so that it will be current whilst the Capella—the interstellar shipping that vanished years previous in a time/space warp—is anticipated to reappear. There’s just a window of some hours to rescue the send and the twenty-six hundred passengers aboard—including Alex’s uncle, the guy who raised him.
because the cut-off date for the Capella’s reappearance attracts close to, Alex fears that the puzzle of the artifacts may be misplaced but again…
“Exciting…SF within the vintage mold.”—*SF Signal
By Andy Orr
Jett Smith and The Alien Grave is the 1st installment of an illustrated middle-grade technological know-how fiction sequence through Andy Orr. On a bleak stretch of wilderness close to the Martian equator lies Colony X, domestic to over 3 thousand colonists. Colony X is a technological triumph that extends humanity’s achieve within the sunlight approach. yet dwelling on Mars comes at a value. existence is merciless and vicious at the purple Planet frontier. Survival calls for exertions, medical information, and dauntless braveness. Twelve-year-old Samuel “Jett” Smith lives on Colony X along with his dad. A Martian-born with robust survival instincts, Jett isn't any stranger to event and trouble. notwithstanding, Jett faces the last word try of will whilst he and his dad embark on a deadly excursion to the South Pole of Mars. There, a stunning discovery threatens Jett’s sanity--and survival. For readers age nine and up. contains illustrations by way of J.L. Erwin, a historical past of Mars appendix, plus query consultant.
By Monique Roffey
The town of Silk is seething. The corrupt govt has been ruling over the folk too lengthy and town is changing into stressed. Then one scorching night The chief, a head of a gaggle of rebels, gathers his fans and tells them: 'Today, we'll be making historical past. For ourselves, and our fellow countrymen of Sans Amen.' And so a ragtag choice of males and boys soak up hands and hurricane of an important constructions within the urban: the home of strength and the tv studios. jointly they're going to take again what's rightfully theirs. stuck up within the insanity is Ashes. A bookish, realized guy, he has been swept up through The Leader's strong rhetoric. yet now that phrases have became to motion he isn't so certain anymore. And trapped contained in the executive development with the rebels is Aspasia. A proud girl, a mom of boys, she sees a lot of her sons in those boys with weapons of their fingers and tool of their eyes. a strong, evocative and significant novel from the writer of The White girl at the eco-friendly Bicycle.
By James L. Rubart
“If you're thinking that fiction can’t swap your existence and problem you to be a greater individual, you must learn The 5 occasions I Met Myself.”
—Andy Andrews, New York instances bestselling writer of How Do You Kill eleven Million People, The Noticer & The Traveler’s Gift
What when you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What could you say?
Brock Matthews’ as soon as promising existence is unraveling. His espresso corporation. His marriage.
So while he discovers his brilliant dreams—where he encounters his more youthful self—might allow him switch his earlier error, he jumps on the likelihood. the implications are fabulous, but additionally disturbing.
Because getting what Brock wishes so much on the planet will strength him to renounce the single factor he doesn’t know the way to enable cross . . . and his maximum worry is that it’s already too late.
“A powerfully redemptive tale with twists and turns that had me glued to each web page. With a compelling message for somebody who longs to relive their earlier, The 5 occasions I Met Myself is one other James L. Rubart masterpiece.”
—Susan may possibly Warren, bestselling writer of the Christiansen family members series
By Karen Traviss
Continuing the saga of the bestselling online game series!
With the Locust Horde it appears destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have all started to rebuild human society at the Locusts’ stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll—but it’s not anything that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can’t deal with. Then the nightmare that they notion they’d left in the back of starts off to stalk them back. anything a long way worse, anything even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to unfold around the planet, and never even this distant island haven is past its succeed in. Gears and Stranded needs to struggle part by means of aspect to outlive their deadliest enemy but, falling again at the savage strategies of one other bloody siege—Anvil Gate.
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