• Fiction

Heart of Darkness


Author: Joseph Conrad,Ross C. Murfin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312457537
Category: Fiction
Page: 383
View: 3803
"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.

    • Juvenile Fiction

WaR: Wizards and Robots


Author: will.i.am,Brian David Johnson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141360690
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 673
An explosive action-adventure novel created by will.i.am and renowned futurist Brian David Johnson. Wizards are real, robots from the future are here, and the fate of our world rests in the hands of one unsuspecting teenager. When a young man breaks into her home claiming her life is in danger, Ada Luring's world changes forever. Geller is a wizard, on the run from his father's hidden clan who want to kill Ada and her mother. Sara Luring is the scientist who will create the first robot, the wizards' age-old foes. But a robot has travelled back in time to find Ada, and will lay everything on the line to protect her, as she may just be the key to preventing the earth's destruction in the future. Ada, Geller and the robots must learn to work together to change the past and secure the future. But they don't have much time before a mysterious enemy launches its attack on Earth...

    • Fiction

Originators (Netherspace #2)


Author: Andrew Lane
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785651889
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7923
Contact with the alien race, the Gliese, was made forty years ago, but communication with them remains impossible. There is trade, but on seemingly inexplicable terms; anti-gravity technology traded for a bicycle tyre. Human science has become fixated on understanding the alien technology, but with little success. The world may be a better place but it's no longer our own, with mankind dependent on inexplicable Faster-Than-Light technology, controlled by the aliens. As humanity begins to colonize the stars, we are still dependent on mysterious aliens we do not understand. It falls upon the unlikely team of a conceptual artist, Marc Keislack, and assassin, Kara Jones, to embark on a dangerous mission that will unearth the mystery of the Gliese.

    • Religion

A History of Judaism


Author: Martin Goodman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400890012
Category: Religion
Page: 656
View: 4548
A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history. A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.

    • Fiction

Supercarrier


Author: Scott Bartlett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781988380049
Category: Fiction
Page: 454
View: 9246
Captain Keyes captains the Providence, the last human ship not dependent on dark tech, which humanity has used to rule the galaxy for decades. When dark tech fails, allies become enemies. Meanwhile, humanity's oldest enemy is on the rise. The future now depends on Captain Keyes and his misfit crew.

    • Fiction

Linesman


Author: S. K. Dunstall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698187660
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 5659
First in a brand new thought-provoking science fiction series. The lines. No ship can traverse the void without them. Only linesmen can work with them. But only Ean Lambert hears their song. And everyone thinks he’s crazy… Most slum kids never go far, certainly not becoming a level-ten linesman like Ean. Even if he’s part of a small, and unethical, cartel, and the other linesmen disdain his self-taught methods, he’s certified and working. Then a mysterious alien ship is discovered at the edges of the galaxy. Each of the major galactic powers is desperate to be the first to uncover the ship’s secrets, but all they’ve learned is that it has the familiar lines of energy—and a defense system that, once triggered, annihilates everything in a 200 kilometer radius. The vessel threatens any linesman who dares to approach it, except Ean. His unique talents may be the key to understanding this alarming new force—and reconfiguring the relationship between humans and the ships that serve them, forever.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

World Game


Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Bbc Publications
ISBN: 9780563486367
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 285
View: 4535
Captured and sentenced to exile on Earth, the Doctor must first complete a task for the Time Lords--a life-threatening mission he does not want with a companion he does not like, not knowing whether he will survive to serve his sentence. All ages.

    • Fiction

Conquerors' Pride


Author: Timothy Zahn
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0804181446
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 567
Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning author of The New York Times best-selling Star Wars trilogy, blazes a spectacular new path across the sky in an epic original novel of star-spanning action adventure, mystery and intrigue. A long era of peace and prosperity in the interstellar Commonwealth has suddenly come to an end. Four alien starships of unknown origin have attacked, without provocation, an eight-ship Peacemaker task force, utterly destroying it in six savage minutes. The authorities claim there were no survivors. But Lord Stewart Cavanaugh, a former member of Parliament, has learned through back channels that one man may have survived to be captured by the aliens: his son, Commander Pheylan Cavanaugh. A large-scale invasion appears imminent, and the strictest security measures are in effect . . . measures that Lord Cavanaugh has no choice but to defy. He recruits Adam Quinn, who once flew with the elite Copperheads--fighter pilots whose minds are literally one with their machines--to rescue his son. Quinn assembles a crack force of Copperheads to steal out of the Commonwealth security zone and snatch Pheylan Cavanaugh from the conquerors. Depending on the outcome, Quinn and his men will retum home as heroes or as the galaxy's most despised traitors--if they come home at all.

    • Fiction

BATTLE BEYOND EARTH


Author: Nick S. Thomas
Publisher: Battle Beyond Earth
ISBN: 9781911092568
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
View: 852
Battle Beyond Earth: Desolation. The eighth instalment in an epic sci-fi series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. Colonel Taylor's mission to rescue POWs had been a resounding success, but it had revealed horrors beyond his imagining. Worst of all, he could not rescue the one he cared most for - Alita. Bolormaa, the terrifying enemy queen that he could never hope to defeat, is coming. And Taylor knows he must face her once again. Yet, the genius Milo Rivers has provided a new hope. Hope in the form of technology far surpassing anything humanity could have dreamed to possess in the next few hundred years. This technology is not fully ready, but time is running out for the Alliance. Even worse, as the final confrontation draws near, one of Taylor's strongest allies flees without explanation. Can Taylor find a way to defeat the seemingly unstoppable Bolormaa before she destroys the Alliance for good? The stakes have never been higher, as the battle unfolds over his homeworld - Earth. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure sequel. It is also a standalone story. This will give a new perspective and storyline to those readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the bestselling series 'Battle Earth.'

    • Naval art and science

Sea Power


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Naval art and science
Page: N.A
View: 6301