The Gemini Agent (Starfleet Academy (Paperback))

By Rick Barba

In The Gemini Agent, as first-year ultimate checks week kicks off, a number of incident reviews with severe allegations opposed to James T. Kirk turn out at the Commandant of Midshipmen’s table. not one of the allegations are precise, after all… or are they? Kirk is being tormented by mysterious blackout classes, so he unearths the allegations tricky to refute. in the course of those blackout sessions, he has no recollection of what he did, retailer for a few very stressful and disjointed stories. Kirk wishes his neighbors, Bones and Uhura to aid end up his innocence. who's concentrating on Kirk, and why is he being precise? and the way some distance are they keen to head? somebody as regards to Kirk holds the solutions to all of those questions, yet can he placed the items jointly ahead of it’s too past due?

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The Silent Empire Omnibus (Silent Empire: Nightmare, Book 1; Dreamer, Book 2; Trickster, Book 3; Offspring, Book 4)

By Steven Harper

In the Dream, telepaths referred to as the Silent converse freely around the void. Time, distance, and species are not any barrier to them.

Unfortunately, this makes the Silent very useful. It makes them slaves.

The youngsters of Irfan are a monastic order devoted to discovering enslaved Silent, liberating them, and bringing them again to their domestic base on the earth Bellerophon. Kendi Weaver’s trip starts off in Nightmare whilst the youngsters rescue him from Silent slavery. As an grownup, he joins their order, and in Dreamer he units out to discover and unfastened different Silent slaves, together with a boy who may perhaps wreck the Dream--and the universe in addition to it. In Trickster Kendi units up the riskiest con video game he's ever devised so as to unfastened his family members from slavery. And in Offspring, he joins the moving, startlingly risky politics of his new domestic on Bellerophon and uncovers scary secrets and techniques inside his personal family.

Here for the 1st time, all 4 compelling novels of the Silent Empire were amassed right into a unmarried omnibus variation.

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1824: The Arkansas War (The Trail of Glory)

By Eric Flint

Within the most modern quantity of this exhilarating sequence, Eric Flint maintains to reshape American historical past, imagining how a continent and its humans may need taken a distinct route to its destiny. With 1824: The Arkansas battle, he spins an remarkable and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield motion, racial clash, and uprising as a country recuperating from conflict is plunged right into a risky period of secession.

Buffered by means of Spanish possessions to the south and by way of unfastened states and rivers to the north, Arkansas has turn into a rustic of its personal: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, local American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists–including one charismatic warrior who has long past from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is construction a fortune and a strong military within the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates besides. stuck within the heart is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian coming into his ultimate yr in workplace with a demagogic residence Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of battle. yet Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed either the Louisiana armed forces in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, continues to be a magnet for revolution. And fault strains are erupting through the younger republic–so that each kingdom, each elected respectable, and each citizen will quickly be pressured to decide on a facet.

For a rustic whose lifeblood is contaminated with the slave alternate, the struggle of 1824 might be a bloody situation of judgment of right and wrong, politics, economics, and army maneuvering that may attract gamers from as far-off as England. For such males as Secretary of nation John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic warfare hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it's a time to alter heritage itself.

Filled with attention-grabbing insights into a few of America’s so much interesting old figures, 1824: The Arkansas battle confirms Eric Flint as a real grasp of exchange historical past, a novelist who brings to endure exhaustive examine, outstanding instinct, and an excellent storyteller’s typical presents to chronicle the making of our country because it may have been.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Invisible Sun

By David Macinnis Gill

you don't need to clutter with Durango.
He left his workforce behind.
His father is dead.
And he'll end up himself to Vienne,
no matter if he dies trying.
As he races via flood
and hearth and throughout a violent
and terrifying planet,
there is a ninety seven% likelihood he's
going to die trying.
yet who is counting.

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Winter's Tale

By Mark Helprin

Now an immense movement picture

New York instances bestseller

"Utterly awesome . . . A piercing experience of the attractive coming up from narrative and emotional myth is in all places alive within the novel . . . no longer for a while have I learn a piece as humorous, considerate, passionate or large-souled . . . i locate myself fearful, to some extent I don’t remember in my earlier as a reviewer, approximately failing the paintings, inadequately showing its brilliance." – Benjamin DeMott, New York occasions booklet Review

Mark Helprin’s masterpiece will delivery you to manhattan of the Belle Epoque, to a urban clarified by means of a siege of unheard of snows. One wintry weather evening, Peter Lake – grasp mechanic and second-storey guy – makes an attempt to rob a fortress-like mansion at the higher West part. although he thinks it really is empty, the daughter of the home is domestic. therefore starts the affair among a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a tender woman demise of intake. it's a love so strong that Peter Lake, an easy and uneducated guy, might be pushed to forestall time and produce again the useless. His nice fight is likely one of the most pretty and impressive tales of yank literature.

"He creates tableaux of such attractiveness and readability that the internal eye is stunned." – Publishers Weekly

"This novel stretches the limits of latest literature. it's a proficient writer’s love affair with the language." – Newsday

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Long Division

By Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon’s debut novel is a Twain-esque exploration of star, authorship, violence, faith, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that’s alternately humorous, lacerating, and clever. The e-book includes interwoven tales. within the first, it’s 2013: after an on-stage meltdown in the course of a nationally televised quiz contest, 14-year-old Citoyen “City” Coldson turns into an in a single day YouTube superstar. tomorrow, he’s despatched to stick with his grandmother within the small coastal neighborhood of Melahatchie, the place a tender lady named Baize Shephard has lately disappeared.

Before leaving, urban is given an odd publication with no an writer known as “Long Division.” He learns that one of many book’s major characters is additionally named urban Coldson—but “Long department” is decided in 1985. This 1985 urban, together with his buddy and love-object, Shalaya Crump, discovers how to trip into the long run, and steals a pc and mobile from an orphaned teenage rapper called...Baize Shephard. They finally take those with all of them the best way again to 1964, to assist one other time-traveler they meet safeguard his kin from the Klan.

City’s tales eventually converge within the mysterious paintings shed in the back of his grandmother’s, the place he discovers the most important to Baize’s disappearance.

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The Replaced (The Taking)

By Kimberly Derting

The gripping moment installment within the Taking trilogy is ideal for fanatics of The 5th Wave and the physique Finder sequence. Explosive and romantic, with creepy, otherworldly components and twisty, mental thrills, The Replaced may have you wondering what precisely it ability to be human.

Kyra hasn’t been an analogous considering she back from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now at the run from the NSA, Kyra is pressured to conceal out with others who, like her, were back. but she is set to discover Tyler, the boy she loves who used to be additionally abducted…all due to her. whilst her crew intercepts a message that Tyler could nonetheless be alive, Kyra dangers every thing to get him again. yet he's being held by way of a shadowy executive association that experiments at the lower back, and going after him places the remainder of the crowd at risk. whether Kyra will get Tyler again, the struggle to avoid wasting him—and the remainder of the Returned—is simply beginning.

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Le sauveur de l'Humanité (Les Aventures de Johnny Maxwell, Tome 1)

By Terry Pratchett

Los angeles major sur le joystick, les yeux rivés sur los angeles redoutable flotte des extra-terrestres qui envahit l’écran... oui,
Bousille-les jusqu’au dernier !
Mais un message, soudain :
Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire ? Ils ne sont pas censés se rendre. Et le manuel de jeu ne prévoit rien de tel.
Johnny, te voilà dans de beaux draps. On ne peut tout de même pas tirer sur qui se rend. Et tu ne sais pas encore ce qui t’attend.
C’est déjà bien assez difficile de sauver l’humanité™ des hordes galactiques. Alors, sauver les hordes galactiques de l’humanité™...
Enfin, tout ça n’est qu’un jeu.
Tu crois ?
Par le romancier du Disque-monde, le maître de los angeles delusion burlesque, un petit joyau d’humour pour tous publics.

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