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Seas of Venus
Seas of Venus Sented by Jacob

Earth is a dead cinder beyond the dense clouds. On a terraformed Venus, the land is ruled by savage plants and the even more savage beasts that prey on them, while monsters out of nightmare swim though the globe-girdling seas. Mankind huddles in domed underwater Keeps, living a purposeless static existence - dedicated to pleasure but destined for oblivion later if not sooner. Only the Free Companions, the mercenaries who fight proxy wars for the Keeps, live on the surface of Venus. Their warships course the seas, battling one another in struggles to decide victory or defeat for one day, life or death for a few individuals. The Free companions live till they die with the searing thrill of danger, and their deeds bring excitement and color to the bored residents of the Keeps; but Mankind is doomed unless something changes. Few are willing to risk their lives for that change, battling both the terrifying environment and the ruthless oligarchs for whom the status quo means a lifetime of luxury. But there are a handful of courageous visionaries in the Keeps and in the Free Companies where death is a way of life!

Columbine
Columbine Sented by Steve Bark

EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ." So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors. *Includes reading group guide*

Beyond Seduction (A Bastion Club Novel)

In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, 6th Earl of Crowhurst, swears he'll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he'll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London Season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne. Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole—there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are incompatible in any way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match . . . by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed. From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss . . . and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction.

Niall Williams - Storia della pioggia

Ruth Swain, viso affilato, labbra sottili, pelle pallida incapace di abbronzarsi, lettrice di quasi tutti i romanzi del diciannovesimo secolo, figlia di poeta giace a letto, in una mansarda sotto lapioggia, «al margine – come lei dice – tra questo e l’altro mondo». Un giorno è svenuta al college, e da allora, malata, trascorre le sue ore in compagnia dei libri ereditati dal padre. Romanzi, racconti e versi attraverso i quali si avventura su sentieri sconosciuti, vive vite altrui piene di amori e passioni travolgenti, apprende cose che pochi sanno: che Dickens, ad esempio, soffriva d’insonnia e di notte passeggiava per i cimiteri; o, ancora, che da giovane Stevenson aveva attraversato la Francia dormendo sotto le stelle, in compagnia di un’asina che somigliava vagamente a una signora di sua conoscenza. Quando si è costretti tra le pareti della propria stanza, è bello scivolare dentro altre storie, diventare Jane Austen che, dopo la dichiarazione del suo spasimante, il signor Bigg-Wither, trascorre una notte insonne, oppressa dal pensiero di mettere al mondo dei piccoli Bigg-Wither; oppure Emily Dickinson che scriveva facendo largo uso delle maiuscole. È bello, soprattutto, ripercorrere il sentiero della storia della propria famiglia, scavare tra i secoli, tra reverendi bizzarri e un vasto assortimento di eccentrici irlandesi, per scoprire il fardello dell’ambizione smisurata degli Swain: l’ossessione di un mondo migliore dove Dio possa correggere i propri errori e gli uomini e le donne possano vivere la seconda stesura della Creazione, liberi dal dolore. Mentre la pioggia batte sul tetto della mansarda, Ruth rovista cosí tra i libri e legge e raduna attorno a sé tutto quello che può: la vecchia edizione arancione di Moby Dick della Penguin, un libro che ingrassa ogni volta che lo prende, la copia di Ragione e sentimento con il ritratto di Jane con la cuffietta in testa, le memorie del Reverendo, il bisnonno che nella sua mente assomiglia al vecchio Gruffandgrim di Grandi speranze, gli appunti di Abraham, il nonno, che anziché abbracciare la chiamata del Signore abbracciò quella della pesca al salmone, i quaderni da bambino su cui Virgil, figlio di Abraham e suo amato genitore, annotava con la matita le sue poesie. Storie che, come tutte le storie, si raccontano e si leggono per scacciare il male di vivere o, come nel caso di Ruth, per mantenersi ancora «al margine tra questo e l’altro mondo». Finalista al Man Booker Prize, il prestigioso premio britannico, Storia della pioggia è uno dei romanzi piú celebrati della recente stagione letteraria. Inno al potere curativo dei libri, l’opera di Niall Williams ha incantato critici e lettori per la bellezza della sua scrittura e la sorprendente originalità con cui svolge l’antico tema del legame tra letteratura e vita. «Tutti raccontiamo storie. Le raccontiamo per passare il tempo, per dimenticare il mondo o capirlo meglio. Raccontiamo storie per scacciare il male di vivere». «Una lingua che incanta per la sua bellezza, un romanzo che, con una trama coinvolgente, tesse un’ode alla letteratura». Guardian «Destinato a diventare un classico… Una lettera d’amore alla lettura e al suo potere di ridare vita alle cose». Library Journal «Un peana al piacere di leggere». Telegraph «Compratelo, fatevelo prestare, rubatelo, ma non perdetelo!». Angela Young

Practical Rook Endings
Practical Rook Endings Sented by Luis

Collectable, shelf wear - UNREAD - * Purchase two or more listings here on Amazon, and I will upgrade your USA shipping to Priority Mail (2-3 days delivery estimate) for FREE!! * 23 hr shipping or quicker!! Safely packaged with delivery tracking, with confirming email to the buyer. From a SMOKE-FREE home. Thank you for visiting - Edward Labate, National Chess Master!

A Grief Observed
A Grief Observed Sented by Steve Bark

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

Clickers by Mark Williams
Clickers by Mark Williams Sented by Musa

Click Click Click Click Phillipsport, Maine is a quaint and peaceful seaside village. But when hundreds of creatures pour out of the ocean and attack, its residents must take up arms to drive the beasts back. They are the Clickers, giant venomous blood-thirsty crabs from the depths of the sea. The only warning to their rampage of dismemberment and death is the terrible clicking of their claws. But these monsters aren't merely here to ravage and pillage. They are being driven onto land by fear. Something is hunting the Clickers. Something ancient and without mercy. Deadite Press is proud to present the authors' preferred version of J. F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams' gore-soaked cult classic tribute to the giant monster B-movies of yesteryear. "Miss those glory days of cheap'n'nasty bone-crunching horror? They're back. Clickers will eat you up and spit you out!" - Peter Atkins, screenwriter for Hellraiser II & III and Wishmaster

Light Before Day
Light Before Day Sented by Jacob

Adam Murphy, a twenty-five-year-old journalist, is chasing a career-making story of a serial killer preying on young gay men in West Hollywood when he is abruptly fired by the magazine that employs him. He soon learns his former lover has disappeared, but what hes about to uncover is far more diabolical than he could ever have imagined. Light Before Day is a riveting and complex mystery set against the gothic landscape that Rice has made his own.

The Bite Before Christmas
The Bite Before Christmas Sented by Emma

With The Bite Before Christmas, New York Times bestsellers Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost—two of the hottest names in paranormal romance—team up for the first time to bring lucky readers a holiday anthology…with teeth! Here are delightful brand new stories featuring familiar faces from their enormously popular Argeneau family and Night Huntress series. Lynsay and Jeaniene’s legion of loyal fans will flock to these unforgettable novellas celebrating the dreams and desires of immortals at Yuletide. Better than a midnight visit from Santa Claus, The Bite Before Christmas proves that nobody does sexy vampires better than Sands and Frost.

Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment

Interior design helps to shape all aspects of our lives and has now come of age both intellectually and professionally. This text sets out to change and clarify the perceptions and misconceptions about contemporary interior design by examining some of the key issues that define what it is, how it is different from architecture, what specific skills it requires and what design problems it solves. The book also aspires to provide new creative possibilities which can help not only to expand and distinguish the discipline but also elevate its stature and esteem. Provocatively written by one of the foremost educators and practitioners in the field, this book will be essential for all interior design students and teachers, as well as appealing to practitioners.

An opening repertoire for black (Club player's library) by Drazen Marovic

Grandmasters Marovis and Parma show how they tackle the problem of choosing a suitable opening repertoire for use with the black pieces and how to gain an understanding of the chosen systems. The method of examining, in brief, the backbone of an opening and then looking at how it is developed in the games of the leading masters is a tried and true one which avoids bogging down the reader in a mass of detail and is ideally suited to club players.

Locks, Safes and Security: An International Police Reference (2 volume set)

This new second edition, many years in the making, provides the reader with the information that is needed to understand both traditional mechanisms as well as the most modern and sophisticated security technology incorporated into locks and how to bypass them. The author presents extremely detailed theoretical and practical information in order to facilitate a thorough understanding of the complex subject matter. While the first edition covered many topics in summary fashion, this revised work examines each facet of the subject in extensive and, when required, intricate detail. Law enforcement, forensic examiners, the intelligence community, security management personnel, locksmiths, architects, security specialists, special operations personnel, lawyers, and others need to have this critical information presented in this book in order to deal effectively with their missions and be able to assess vulnerability through a solid theoretical understanding of the subjects covered. Information in this book has been gathered from many sources, including locksmiths, manufacturers, instructors from recognized specialized entry schools, vendors, lock suppliers, designers, engineers, inventors, forensic examiners, and others. The subject of this book is very complicated, diverse, and global. There is a great deal of history and technology incorporated within the modern lock, container, and security system. The focus of this text is to put all of this information into an understandable and useable format.

Dan Graham: Rock My Religion (Afterall Books / One Work)

An illustrated exploration of a groundbreaking work and its connections to New York's art and music scenes of the 1980s. Dan Graham's Rock My Religion (1982–1984) is a video essay populated by punk and rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Eddie Cochran) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers). It represented a coming together of narrative voice-overs, singing and shouting voices, and jarring sounds and overlaid texts that proposed a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis about the origins of North America's popular culture. Because of its passionate embrace of underground music, its low-fi aesthetics, interest in politics, and liberal approach to historiography, the video has become a landmark work in the history of contemporary moving image and art; but it has remained, possibly for the same reasons, one of Graham's least written about works―underappreciated and possibly misunderstood by the critics who otherwise celebrate him. This illustrated study of Graham's groundbreaking work fills that critical gap. Kodwo Eshun examines Rock My Religion not only in terms of contemporary art and Graham's wider body of work but also as part of the broader culture of the time. He explores the relationship between Graham and New York's underground music scene of the 1980s, connecting the artistic methods of the No Wave bands―especially their group dynamics and relationship to the audience―and Rock My Religion's treatment of working class identity and culture.

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights Open Media)

"In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book."--Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History "Roy Scranton's Learning to Die in the Anthropocene presents, without extraneous bullshit, what we must do to survive on Earth. It's a powerful, useful, and ultimately hopeful book that more than any other I've read has the ability to change people's minds and create change. For me, it crystallizes and expresses what I've been thinking about and trying to get a grasp on. The economical way it does so, with such clarity, sets the book apart from most others on the subject."--Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy "Roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster. While I don't share his conclusions about the potential for social movements to drive ambitious mitigation, this is a wise and important challenge from an elegant writer and original thinker. A critical intervention."--Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate "Concise, elegant, erudite, heartfelt & wise."--Amitav Ghosh, author of Flood of Fire "War veteran and journalist Roy Scranton combines memoir, philosophy, and science writing to craft one of the definitive documents of the modern era."--The Believer Best Books of 2015 Coming home from the war in Iraq, US Army private Roy Scranton thought he'd left the world of strife behind. Then he watched as new calamities struck America, heralding a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, megadrought--the shock and awe of global warming. Our world is changing. Rising seas, spiking temperatures, and extreme weather imperil global infrastructure, crops, and water supplies. Conflict, famine, plagues, and riots menace from every quarter. From war-stricken Baghdad to the melting Arctic, human-caused climate change poses a danger not only to political and economic stability, but to civilization itself . . . and to what it means to be human. Our greatest enemy, it turns out, is ourselves. The warmer, wetter, more chaotic world we now live in--the Anthropocene--demands a radical new vision of human life. In this bracing response to climate change, Roy Scranton combines memoir, reportage, philosophy, and Zen wisdom to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world, taking readers on a journey through street protests, the latest findings of earth scientists, a historic UN summit, millennia of geological history, and the persistent vitality of ancient literature. Expanding on his influential New York Times essay (the #1 most-emailed article the day it appeared, and selected for Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014), Scranton responds to the existential problem of global warming by arguing that in order to survive, we must come to terms with our mortality. Plato argued that to philosophize is to learn to die. If that’s true, says Scranton, then we have entered humanity’s most philosophical age--for this is precisely the problem of the Anthropocene. The trouble now is that we must learn to die not as individuals, but as a civilization. Roy Scranton has published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Boston Review, and Theory and Event, and has been interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air, among other media.

The Host: A Novel
The Host: A Novel Sented by Luis

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.

Children of God: A Novel (The Sparrow Series)

Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today.

Between Friends
Between Friends Sented by Luis

Winner, National Jewish Book Award “[A] gorgeous, rueful collection . . . that lays bare the deepest human longings.” — Chicago Tribune In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and place where his writing began. These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yekhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century. A devoted father who fails to challenge his daughter’s lover, an old friend, a man his own age; an elderly gardener who carries on his shoulders the sorrows of the world; a woman writing perversely poignant letters to her husband’s mistress. Each of these stories is a luminous human and literary study; together they offer an eloquent portrait of an idea, and of a charged and fascinating epoch. Amos Oz at home. And at his best. “Lucid and heartbreaking.” — Guardian (UK) “All Israeli life is here, rendered in loving detail.” — Mail on Sunday (UK)

Woodcutters (Vintage International)

Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author’s homeland. A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it begins with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by a composer and his society wife—a couple he once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, a distinguished actor from the Burgtheater, is late. As the other guests wait impatiently, they are seen through the critical eye of the writer, who narrates a silent but frenzied tirade against these former friends, most of whom have been brought together by Joana, a woman they buried earlier that day. Reflections on Joana’s life and suicide are mixed with these denunciations until the famous actor arrives, bringing an explosive end to the evening that even the writer could not have seen coming.

Silent Hill: The Grinning Man
Silent Hill: The Grinning Man Sented by Christopher

For ten years, State Trooper Robert Tower has patrolled mist-enshrouded Silent Hill and never seen its nightmarish demonic creatures. But now the gun-slinging, double-barreled terror known as the Grinning Man has arrived. Horror is unbound and innocents caught in its explosive crossfire. For Tower, it's going to be a hell of a last day.

The Edinburgh Dead
The Edinburgh Dead Sented by Michael

Edinburgh: 1828 In the starkly-lit operating theaters of the city, grisly experiments are being carried out on corpses in the name of medical science. But elsewhere, there are those experimenting with more sinister forces. Amongst the crowded, sprawling tenements of the labyrinthine Old Town, a body is found, its neck torn to pieces. Charged with investigating the murder is Adam Quire, Officer of the newly- formed Edinburgh Police. The trail will lead him into the deepest reaches of the city's criminal underclass, and to the highest echelons of the filthy rich. Soon Quire will discover that a darkness is crawling through this city of enlightenment - and no one is safe from its corruption. The Edinburgh Dead is a powerful fusion of gothic horror, history, and the fantastical.

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