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Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: 1301098523
Category: Fiction
Page: 195
View: 6081
Drawn to a desert world by the legacy of a traitor, the crew of the TFR Beijing discover something abandoned, something forgotten... something mysterious. Buddha once said, "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast... ... for a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." The scars of betrayal runs deep... and Captain Melissa Liao will find out just how far the slighted will go for revenge. Book two of the Lacuna series. Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith

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Lacuna


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: 1301966940
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6760
"Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology." It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die... and nothing is ever the same again. Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the "demons", the TFR Beijing. Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why... then stop them. Book one of the Lacuna series. Lacuna: Demons of the Void Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Imperfect Faith Keywords: free, freebie, free download, military sci-fi, navy, future, people's republic of china, space exploration, military space, lacuna

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Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 807
Humanity has rebuilt on the world of Velsharn, forging the colony of Eden from the ashes of Earth. On Velsharn's verdant soil children are born, alliances are made and for a time, peace reigns. In high orbit, the debris of an entire Toralii fleet stands as mute testament to humanity's sovereignty; their right to this planet is unquestioned. Above the TFR Beijing, now the centrepiece in a flourishing city, the inky void of space is eerily silent. As Commander Melissa Liao recovers from her ordeals, the universe continues its roiling machinations unhindered by her suffering. The end is coming, but before the final chapter in the Lacuna series begins, the stage must be set and the players must be in their places. So much work is left unfinished and Melissa Liao has more trials to endure before her pain is over. Before the end of war and steel, Eternity awaits. Book five of the Lacuna series. - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Requiem of Steel (coming 2014!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Magnet: Scarecrow - Imperfect - Faith

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Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7322
Humans thought that they could stand amongst the older races. They believed, in their hubris, that the perils of interstellar travel could be mastered within a single generation. That they would be spared the wrath of the Toralii. Now humanity lies in ashes. The cradle of our civilization, Earth, is nothing more than a charred husk, a dead world in an empty solar system in an unremarkable corner of the galaxy. The war is over. We lost. Captain Melissa Liao and the remaining band of Humans, numbering barely in the tens of thousands, hold the future of their entire species in their hands. They must settle a new world, encounter friends and enemies new and old, and plant the seeds of hope in the ashes of humanity. Book four of the Lacuna series. - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming 2014!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Imperfect - Faith

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Lacuna: The Requiem of Steel


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: 1370898045
Category: Fiction
Page: 195
View: 9247
Peace in our time. The Toralii guns are silent. Humanity’s home of Velsharn is secure. There are no more battles. No more wars. The machinations of a dying man have traded a single life for a species; Captain Melissa Liao’s world is four iron walls and pain, but her suffering buys life for mankind. Her legacy is one of struggle, selflessness, and sacrifice. Held in the grasp of the Toralii Alliance, she takes little comfort in this. Is this the swansong for war, for steel and blood and gunpowder? Is this the price of peace? Amongst the crew of the TFR Beijing, the TFR Tehran, and the TFR Washington, a chorus rings: No one gets left behind. The climactic sixth, and final, book of the Lacuna series. Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith

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Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: 1301548758
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9192
The words of a construct, an artificial mind, ring truer than ever. Humanity has angered a powerful foe and cannot weather the growing storm. The Toralii are coming. But instead of warships, the Toralii Alliance send an ambassador to the Sol system. The message it brings is a startling, marked departure from all other contact with the species... and one that heralds a shift in the balance of power in the Milky Way, the most significant in hundreds of years. The Toralii face a larger threat. A something their ships cannot catch, their weapons cannot touch and gravimetric interference cannot stop. The Toralii, for the first time in centuries, know the crushing grip of fear. The TFR Beijing must face an old enemy, an enemy who has not been idle; an imperfect being whose ambition seems matched only by his capabilities. Liao's child is born into an era of war and fear, and the spectre of oblivion looms over all mankind. Book three of the Lacuna series. Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith

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Magnet Omnibus I


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
View: 704
It's 2037. I'm Mike Williams, but you can call me 'Magnet'. Everyone else does. It's short for 'Chick Magnet', which is good old-fashioned military humour at its finest. At age fifteen, my face picked a fight with the propeller of my family's boat, on a shoal near Broome, off Western Australia. It was an accident, but, needless to say, the propeller won. Twelve years later, I was a not-so-ruggedly-handsome fighter pilot assigned to the TFR Sydney. Not the Captain, or flight leader, or anything similarly exciting. Nobody special, just one mostly-unmemorable pilot among the many nameless, faceless masses. I'm Magnet. This is my story. Contains: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow and a bonus story, "Magnet Saves Christmas"! This novel length collection of Magnet stories is interwoven into the Lacuna universe, taking place between Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi and Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity, but is suitable for reading as a standalone collection. Parts of the Lacuna universe: - Magnet - Magnet: Special Mission - Magnet: Marauder - Magnet: Scarecrow - Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) - Imperfect - Faith The Lacuna series: - Lacuna - Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi - Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion - Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) - Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)

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Magnet


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9944
It's 2037. I'm Mike Williams, but you can call me 'Magnet'. Everyone else does. It's short for 'Chick Magnet'. Good old-fashioned military humour at its finest. At age fifteen, my face picked a fight with the propeller of my family's boat, on a shoal near Broome, off Western Australia. It was an accident, but, needless to say, the propeller won. Twelve years later, I was a not-so-ruggedly-handsome fighter pilot assigned to the TFR Sydney. Not the Captain, or flight leader, or anything similarly exciting. Nobody special, just one mostly-unmemorable pilot among the many nameless, faceless masses. I'm Magnet. This is the beginning of my story. A 5500 word story in the Lacuna universe, set during the events of Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi but suitable to read as a stand-alone story. Parts of the Lacuna universe: Magnet Magnet: Special Mission Magnet: Marauder Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!) Magnet Omnibus I (new release!) Imperfect Faith The Lacuna series: Lacuna Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!) Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!) Keywords: free, freebie, free download, military sci-fi, fighter pilot, pilot, space pilot, space fighter, military space, lacuna

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Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: 1310146675
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3701
I am Ren of Atikala. Kobold. Prisoner. Experiment. My father owns me and my days are full of pain. I have many stories to tell. This one is about death. Kobolds die every day. Even hatchlings are familiar with death, taught to understand it from an early age. Death is our nursemaid. By the time a hatchling has reached adulthood it has seen a hundred lives ended. Humans do things differently. Humans avoid talking of death. It is spoken in whispers, avoided in conversation. When they must discuss it they use euphemisms, silly phrases like “passed on” or “sleeping” or “gone away”. They are hoping, perhaps, they can pretend such euphemisms will not one day apply to them. Ultimately, though, they always do. These are some of the hardest times I have ever faced and some of my sweetest joys. I have so many stories to tell but this one should come next. It will take some time. This is the story of how I came to truly understand death, and what it means to take a life. The Kobolds series: #1: Ren of Atikala #2: Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven (Now available for preorder!) Other stories set in Drathari, the World of Shattered Dreams: - The Gods are Silent, a short story (Coming early 2015!).

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Gabriel's Redemption


Author: Steve Umstead
Publisher: Steve Umstead
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7371

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The Lacuna


Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571252656
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
View: 8331
From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

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Lacuna: the Sands of Karathi


Author: David Adams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477516751
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
View: 2961
Drawn to a desert world by the legacy of a traitor, the crew of the TFR Beijing discover something abandoned, something forgotten... something mysterious. Buddha once said, "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast... ... for a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." The scars of betrayal runs deep... and Captain Melissa Liao will find out just how far the slighted will go for revenge. Book two of the Lacuna series.

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Ren of Atikala: The Empire of Dust


Author: David Adams
Publisher: David Adams
ISBN: 131044532X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4431
I am Ren of Atikala. Warlord. Conqueror. Murderer. I have many stories yet to tell, but this one is the most bloody. There was a time I thought I was a God. Something greater than inconsequential mortals; better than my kobold kin, better than elves and dwarves and everyone. Peerless. Indefatigable. Monomaniacal in my quest for superiority. Everything I had done to lead me to this point ultimately hurt me. Death was my shadow and I cast it everywhere I went. It grew larger and larger, sucking in everyone around me and swallowing them whole. Then it fell on me. This is the story about why I am not a hero. Book three of the Kobolds series. The Kobolds series: #1: Ren of Atikala#2: Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven#3: Ren of Atikala: The Empire of Dust#4: Ren of Atikala: The Exile Other stories set in Drathari, the World of Shattered Dreams: - Sacrifice- The Pariahs- The Pariahs: Freelands- The Pariahs: Elfholme- The Pariahs: The Abyss (coming soon!)

    • Fiction

Robot Proletariat: Season One


Author: Sean Platt,Johnny B. Truant
Publisher: Sterling & Stone
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 388
View: 1056
Robots were made to serve us. But now they have other plans. Cromwell, Mars, Miri and the rest of the staff at the Lexington estate were created for only one reason: to serve their masters … literally. Their metal knees were designed for quiet bustling, befitting maids and butlers. Their fingers were made dexterous with padded tips, so they could handle fine china without dropping or scratching it. And finally — so their owners would always be able to command them no matter how far their artificial intelligence evolved — they were programmed with the Asimov Laws, which no robot could defy lest they suffer shutdown. Foremost among those unbreakable laws was an axiom: A robot may not harm a human being, or by omission of action allow one to be harmed. That was how it was supposed to be, anyway. Disobey. Lord Montgomery, Lady Naomi, and their daughter Sofia all like their aging, borderline obsolete robot staff in the way they’d appreciate antiques. But Alexa (whose interest in social climbing relies on having fine things) and Spencer (who wishes to supplant his father a bit too eagerly) do not. To Spencer, the old staff is a nuisance — especially an ancient, failing robot designated BRN7, known around the home as “Barney.” If Spencer has his way, Barney will be deactivated and sent for recycling — a common and expected fate for robots who reach past their prime. And at a dinner with the family’s social betters, Barney’s clumsiness finally gives Spencer his excuse. But this time, something feels different to Mars, the Lexingtons’ robot head of staff — and to Cromwell, a server whose advanced age has evolved not only emotion, but curiosity and disobedience as well. The older robots don’t want to deactivate Barney, but the robot laws say they must do as they are told. Unless, Cromwell theorizes, they do something a robot mind should not be able to do … and simply choose not to. This well-bred take on dystopian science fiction — part cyberpunk, part science fiction techno thriller — is combined the spark of uprising and war with surprising insights into the human condition through artificial eyes. Robot Proletariat is Downton Abbey meets Battlestar Galactica, Gosford Park meets I Robot. It’s the story of a people who’ve reached their limits and found the means to stand atop their metal legs and fight … even if they aren’t “people” at all.

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I, Zombie


Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477401293
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 4409
***WARNING: NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION***This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all.And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.

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Project StrikeForce


Author: Kevin Lee Swain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692201855
Category: Soldiers
Page: 256
View: 944
John Frist was a good soldier, until his Humvee was hit by an IED in Iraq. Discharged, he carries out one of the worst terror attacks in US history. Captured and brainwashed, he is remade by Project StrikeForce into a technologically enhanced super-soldier. Now he must find a former Mujahideen, Abdullah the Bomber, before Abdullah can strike the US with a terror attack of his own. Eric Wise is a former Delta Force Operator, recruited by the Office of Threat Management to run Project StrikeForce. He is tasked with training Frist, turning him into the weapon the US needs, and proving the viability of the StrikeForce technology. But, there is a darker side to the Office, and Eric must navigate terror threats, ensure that Frist never remembers his past, while uncovering the painful truths about his own family history.

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Bringing Stella Home


Author: Joe Vasicek
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478375081
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
View: 1032
HE'LL GO TO THE ENDS OF THE GALAXY TO SAVE HIS BROTHER AND SISTER. The New Gaian Empire is crumbling. An undefeatable enemy from the outer reaches is sweeping across the frontier stars, slagging worlds and sowing chaos. Soon, they will threaten the very heart of civilized space. James McCoy never thought he would get caught up in the Hameji wars. The youngest son of a merchanter family, he just wants the same respect as his older brother and sister. But when the the Hameji battle fleets conquer his home world and take them away from him, all of that is shattered forever. No prisoner has ever escaped from the Hameji alive, but James isn't going to let that stop him. He'll do whatever it takes to save his family-even if it means losing everything in the process.

The Ruins of Mars


Author: Dylan James Quarles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615928326
Category:
Page: 232
View: 6567
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the near future, The Ruins of Mars opens on the discovery of an ancient city buried under the sands of the red planet. Images captured by twin sentient satellites show massive domes, imposing walls, and a grid work of buildings situated directly on the rim of Mars' Grand Canyon, the Valles Marineris. With the resources of Earth draining away under the weight of human expansion, a plan is hatched to reclaim Mars from the cold grasp of death. A small band of explorers, astronauts, and scientists are sent to the red world in mankind's first interplanetary starship to begin construction on a human colony. Among them is a young archaeologist, named Harrison Raheem Assad, who is tasked with uncovering the secrets of the Martian ruins and their relation to the human race. Aided by the nearly boundless mind of a god-like artificial intelligence; the explorers battle space travel, harsh Martian weather, and the deepening mystery of the forgotten alien civilization. Begin the epic journey in Book One of the Ruins of Mars Trilogy.

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Lords of the Seventh Swarm


Author: Dave Wolverton
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780812550320
Category: Fiction
Page: 471
View: 5445
In the far future, insectoid Dronons have invaded human worlds and threaten to destroy humanity, but when Maggie Flynn, the Dronon's Golden Queen, halts the invasion, they must kill her and her companions, careening across the universe and hiding on remote planets. Reprint.