Sold Down the River (Benjamin January, Book 4)

By Barbara Hambly

Penetrating the murkiest corners of glittering New Orleans society, Benjamin January introduced murderers to justice in A loose guy of Color, Fever Season, and Graveyard Dust. Now, in Barbara Hambly's haunting new novel, he dangers his lifestyles in a violent plantation global darker than whatever within the city....

When slave proprietor Simon Fourchet asks Benjamin January to enquire sabotage, arson, and homicide on his plantation, January is reluctant to do any favors for the savage guy who owned him until eventually he used to be seven. yet he understands too good that plantation justice implies that if the real offender isn't came across, each slave on Mon Triomphe will endure.

Abandoning his Parisian French for the African patois of a box hand, slicing cane till his bones pain and his musician's arms bleed, Benjamin needs to use all his intelligence and crafty to discover the killer ... or locate himself offered down the river.

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Around the World in 80 Days

World wide in 80 Days (French: Le journey du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a vintage experience novel by means of the French author Jules Verne, released in 1873. within the tale, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly hired French valet Passepartout try and circumnavigate the realm in eighty days on a £20,000 guess (roughly £1.6 million at the present time) set by way of his associates on the Reform membership. it truly is one among Verne's such a lot acclaimed works. the tale begins in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a wealthy English gentleman dwelling in solitude. regardless of his wealth, Fogg lives a modest lifestyles with behavior performed with mathematical precision. little or no could be stated approximately his social existence except that he's a member of the Reform membership. Having pushed aside his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at eighty four °F (29 °C) rather than 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman via the identify of Jean Passepartout as an alternative. on the Reform membership, Fogg will get fascinated about a controversy over a piece of writing within the day-by-day Telegraph mentioning that with the hole of a brand new railway part in India, it really is now attainable to go back and forth all over the world in eighty days. He accepts a bet for £20,000 (equal to approximately £1.6 million this day) from his fellow membership contributors, which he'll obtain if he makes it all over the world in eighty days. observed through Passepartout, he leaves London through educate at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due again on the Reform membership whilst eighty days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.

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Book of Numbers: A Novel

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months through VULTURE AND the best BOOKS OF THE yr BY NPR AND THE WALL road magazine • A enormous, uproarious, and exuberant novel in regards to the search—for love, fact, and the that means of existence With The Internet.

“More amazing than all yet a number of novels released up to now this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed lifestyles, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code may well suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as a tremendous American writer.”—The long island Times

The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world’s strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The rich person, often called imperative, brings Josh at the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which begun within the earliest days of the web by way of revolutionizing the quest engine prior to venturing into smartphones, pcs, and the surveillance of americans. relevant takes Josh on a mind-bending global travel from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, beginning him into the key pretext of the autobiography venture and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.

Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, foreign mystery, relatives drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the complete diversity of contemporary event either on-line and rancid. Embodying the web in its language, it unearths the humanity underlying the virtual.

that includes essentially the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new new release of writers, and a type of infrequent books that renew the belief of what a unique can do.

Please word that Book of Numbers makes use of a unique pagination approach encouraged by means of binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it by means of a decimal point.

Praise for Book of Numbers

“The nice American net Novel is the following. . . . Book of Numbers is an interesting examine the darkish middle of the internet. . . . A page-turner approximately lifestyles lower than the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the most effective novels ever written in regards to the Internet.”Rolling Stone

“A startlingly gifted novelist . . . [His] deeply profitable novel is ready a web faith long gone wrong—and its value lies within the undeniable fact that the vast majority of us within the modernized global are contributors of that religion, no matter if we all know it or not.”The Wall road Journal

“Remarkable . . . excellent . . . Cohen’s literary presents . . . recommend that whatever is feasible, that whatever nonetheless could be performed to shield no matter what it's that makes us human.”—Francine Prose, The big apple evaluation of Books

“A highly formidable novel set within the high-tech international of now . . . a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: smart, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, packed with jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, superb and engrossing.”—Colm Tóibín, The Guardian

“Joshua Cohen is the good American Novelist. . . . Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately completely everything.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet

“A digital-age Ulysses.”The big apple instances publication Review

“The subsequent candidate for the nice American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace–level audacious.”Details

“A incredible book.”The Boston Globe

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Last Dodo (Doctor Who)

By Jacqueline Rayner

After a visit to the zoo, the health care provider and Martha pass looking for a true reside dodo and are transported through the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the final Ones. There, within the Earth part, they notice each extinct creature as much as the current day - billions of them, from the tiniest insect to the most important dinosaur, all nonetheless alive and in suspended animation. maintenance is the Museum's simply task - accumulating the final of each endangered species from everywhere in the universe. And for millennia the Museum has been attempting to hint one elusive specimen: the final of the Time Lords...

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By Flynn Meaney

Some vampires are reliable. a few are evil. a few are faking it to get girls.

Awkward and allergic to the sunlight, sixteen-year-old Finbar body by no means will get the lady. but if he notices that each one the feminine scholars at his institution are captivated with a vampire romance novel referred to as Bloodthirsty, Finbar makes a decision to boldly move the place no sane man has long gone before-he turns into a vampire, minus the total blood sucking half.

along with his brooding nature and weirdly light pores and skin, it really is strangely effortless for Finbar to faux to be paranormal. yet, whilst he meets the single lady who simply may like him for who he rather is, he discovers that his existence as a pseudo-vampire is extra complex than he anticipated.

This hilarious debut novel is for someone who believes that typically even great guys-without sharp tooth or sparkly skin-- can get the woman.

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Conversations in Sicily: A Novel

By Elio Vittorini

Really resembling Knut Hamsun's nice novel starvation, Conversations in Sicily is an odd, paradoxical paintings that echoes the existentialist matters of Camus' fiction whereas taking pictures vividly the warmth and sounds and scents of southern Italy. the unconventional starts off at a time within the unnamed narrator's existence whilst not anything turns out to subject. he's jam-packed with a deep feel of ennui and feels disconnected from all that surrounds him. that's until eventually he embarks on a trip to Sicily, the house he has now not noticeable in a few fifteen years. Alane Mason's new translation succeeds splendidly in bringing this evocative and very good novel alive. it's a significant paintings of fiction, one of many nice novels of anti-fascism and a publication that's bound to astound modern readers for its modernity, lyricism, originality and freshness.

"Set at nighttime days of the Mussolini dictatorship, on the time of the Spanish Civil warfare, the narrator travels from his domestic in northern Italy again to his Sicilian roots to spend 3 days together with his mom. The attractions and scents of the island (beginning with the oranges pedlars are promoting at the educate) creep up on you because the educate snakes south in the direction of the Straits of Messina. Elio Vittorini wrote this novel less than stipulations of fascist censorship. for this reason its internal center has a magical layer around it, yet that provides to its beauty.

Yet there's internal metal right here. An indictment of the poverty and disorder gripping the island. a feeling too of repression--not overt, yet sinister for all that. And a feeling of lack of the negative lower than fascism and of younger males whose lives were thrown away within the quest for Mussolini's new Roman Empire."

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The Hard Way Up

By A. Bertram Chandler

A range of John Grimes brief tales including.

* With stable Intentions
* The Subtracter
* The Tin Messiah
* The napping Beauty
* The Wandering Buoy
* The Mountain Movers
* What You Know

Title: The demanding method Up
Author: A. Bertram Chandler
Year: 1972

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Spirit Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, Book 2)

By Christine Feehan

Deadly secret agent Stefan Prakenskii is familiar with one thousand how one can kills a guy - and two times as some ways to excitement a lady. That's why he's awaiting his new venture.

He needs to visit the coastal city of Sea Haven and insinuate himself into the lifetime of an elusive good looks who has mysterious ties to his previous and a hyperlink to a dangerously seductive and both elusive grasp legal who desires just one factor: to own her.

Judith Henderson is an artist at the upward thrust: an airy and haunted lady whose personal picture-perfect good looks stirs the souls of 2 males who've made her their obsession. For years she has been looking forward to somebody to come back and free up the fervour and hearth inside of her - looking ahead to the best guy to give up it to. yet just one guy can live to tell the tale her secrets and techniques - and the shadow she has forged over either their lives.

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Clarissa: or, The History of a Young Lady

This vintage novel tells the tale, in letters, of the gorgeous and virtuous Clarissa Harlowe’s pursuit by means of the bright, unscrupulous rake Robert Lovelace. The epistolary constitution permits Richardson to create layered and completely learned characters, in addition to an fascinating uncertainty in regards to the reliability of a number of the “narrators.” Clarissa emerges as a heroine immediately rational and passionate, self-sacrificing and defiant, and her tale has gripped readers because the novel’s first book in 1747–48.

This new abridgment is designed to continue the novel’s wealthy characterizations and relationships, and reproduces person letters of their entirety each time attainable. This Broadview version offers a uniquely obtainable access element for readers, whereas conserving a lot of the robust examining adventure of the full novel.

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The Ascendant Stars (Humanity's Fire)

By Michael Cobley

War erupts within the depths of space...

Battle-ready factions converge above Darien, all with a similar goal: to manage this newly came upon planet and entry the strong guns at its center. Despotic Hegemony forces dominate a lot of recognized house they usually wish this international too, yet Darien's population are made up our minds to struggle for his or her destiny.

However, key gamers during this clash should not absolutely up to speed. adversarial AIs have infiltrated key minds and feature an time table, requiring not anything lower than the destruction or subversion of all natural lifestyles. and they're with reference to unleashing their cohorts, a number of twisted desktop intelligences caged underneath Darien. combating to include them are Darien's hidden guardians, and their historical best friend the build, on a millennia-long venture to guard sentient species. because the warfare reaches its height, the AI military is roaring to the outside, to freedom and an orgy of destruction.
Darien is first in line in a desktop vs. human conflict -- for all times or the sterile dusts of space.

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