Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

By John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has simply been assigned to the common Union Capital send Intrepid, flagship of the common Union because the yr 2456. it is a status posting, with the opportunity to serve on "Away Missions" along the starship's well-known senior officers.

Life could not be better...until Andrew starts to gain that 1) each Away challenge includes a deadly war of words with alien forces, 2) the ship's senior officials constantly live to tell the tale those confrontations, and three) unfortunately, no less than one low-ranking workforce member is at all times killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier workforce participants under decks keep away from Away Missions in any respect expenditures.

Then Andrew stumbles on details that transforms his and his colleagues' knowing of what the starship Intrepid rather is...and deals them a loopy, high-risk probability to avoid wasting their very own lives.
Redshirts via John Scalzi is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for top Novel.

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The Four Fingers of Death: A Novel

By Rick Moody

Montese Crandall is a downtrodden author whose infrequent number of baseball playing cards will not maintain him, financially or emotionally, in the course of the grave sickness of his spouse. fortunately, he swindles himself a role churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror vintage, "The Crawling Hand." Crandall tells therein of the U.S., in a bid to regain worldwide eminence, launching eventually its doomed manned challenge to the desolation of Mars. 3 area pods with 9 american citizens on board shuttle 3 months, watching for to spend 3 years because the planet's first colonists. whilst a mystery challenge to retrieve a flesh-eating bacterium to be used in bio-warfare is exposed, mayhem ensues.

Only a lonely human arm (missing its center finger) returns to earth, crash-landing within the great Sonoran wasteland of Arizona. The arm might carry the key to reanimation or it might probably easily be an infectious killing desktop. within the resulting days, it crawls in the course of the heartbroken desolate tract of a civilization at its brink, economically and culturally--a dystopia of lowlife, emigration from the United States, and laughable way of life choices.

The 4 palms of Death is a stunningly artistic, occasionally hilarious, huge novel. it's going to satisfaction admirers of comedian masterpieces like Slaughterhouse-Five, The Crying of Lot 49, and Catch-22.

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Small Apartments

By Chris Millis

Fiction. The underground cult hit that gained the Grand Prize of the twenty third Annual overseas 3-Day Novel Writing Contest is now an immense movie from Sony leisure directed by way of Grammy Award winner Jonas Akerlund and starring the main refreshingly offbeat forged ever assembled for a dismal indie comedy. frequently drawing comparisons to comedian classics like John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces and Charles Portis's The puppy of the South, SMALL residences follows the misadventures of corpulent misanthrope, Franklin Franklin, as he attempts to eliminate his lifeless landlord. Surrounded through quirky neighbours, unusual fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a precious alphorn, Frankin slowly discovers that our lives are even more than the tales we inform ourselves. actually, precise happiness may well simply be a kingdom of mind.

"Singularly weird."—John DeFore

"Warped, witty, wonderful."—Jarrett Wieselman

"brisk and compact…surprisingly expansive thematic breadth, a considerate, foolish but severe research in goofy pathos."—The Globe and Mail

"SMALL residences was once written in 3 days and gained the 3-Day Novel Contest. humans take 3 years to write down anything this good idea out. the cause of me to do the motion picture used to be the tale and the character."—Billy Crystal

"Something very precise. Absurd and irreverent. occasionally we now have an excessive amount of time to imagine. simply cross into the insanity and play."—James Marsden

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The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda, Book 1)

By Richard Phillips

For sixty years, the nationwide Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been investigating the strong applied sciences of a broken ufo, an attempt dubbed the "Rho Project." Now, the yank govt is able to proportion the Rho venture discoveries with the area. yet because the global scrambles to undertake the alien applied sciences, 3 excessive schoolers make one other surprising discovery: hidden within a collapse the hot Mexico barren region lies one other flying saucers. because the associates discover the second one send, they start to solve a decades-long mystery regarding an extraterrestrial conflict, govt cover-ups, and mystery experimentation utilizing alien know-how on people. A conflict has began, and the secrets and techniques of the second one send could be the key to humanity's final likelihood for survival.

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Ghetto Superstar: A Novel (Many Cultures, One World)

By Nikki Turner

The reigning queen of hip-hop lit, Nikki Turner, takes at the tune biz during this story of a tender lady who dangers every thing to be a superstar.

Fabiola Mays used to be born to sing. She has a voice like honey and a physique to compare, yet one heartbreaking setback after one other threatens to derail her goals of a recording deal. To make concerns worse, it’s Christmastime, hire is overdue, and the police officers intend to kick her tight-knit relations to the curb–until a small-town gangster involves the rescue and provides them a spot to stay.
Years cross, and Fabiola maintains to play gigs and commute round the nation hoping for one more shot at repute. She’s lengthy forgotten the gangster named on line casino who bailed out her relations as soon as upon a time. but if on line casino is shot, Fabiola feels that she needs to support the fellow who helped her kin in the course of their lowest element.

As Fabiola climbs the ladder of luck, she is pulled among the highlight and the road, attempting to withstand moguls who locate the attract of clean meat impossible to resist and the thugs from the shadowy aspect of the ghetto who threaten to maintain her shut.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Never Ending Sacrifice

By Una McCormack

A boy appears up. He sees a Cardassian's hand on his shoulder and is familiar with that this can be often a prelude to a beating or, if he's lucky adequate, arrest. The boy is aware what number disappeared in the course of the career of Bajor. So he does the only factor he can give some thought to: he bites the Cardassian. Then the nightmare starts off.

he's ripped from the family members that took him in as an orphan, clothed him, fed him, regularly enjoyed him unconditionally. And irrespective of how earnest, how worrying the commander of Deep house nine is, the boy is aware this can be all a terrible mistake. How can an individual from Starfleet pass judgement on him by way of what he seems like, no longer via what he's? He prays to the Prophets; he's Bajoran. all of them preserve telling him that the attempt proves the massive Cardassian guy is his father, that the opposite Cardassian -- that oily gul -- took him clear of his father. however the boy retains telling them that he's Bajoran, he in simple terms desires to pass domestic along with his father. so that they ship Rugal domestic -- to Cardassia.

at the homeworld of the Cardassian Union the place sacrifice and devotion to the kingdom are exceeded in simple terms by means of the government's have to preserve its humans in payment, one very lonely boy discovers that if he does not withstand, his lifestyles -- like these of such a lot of others -- may be further to the tally of the endless sacrifice.

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Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)

By Jonathan Franzen

#1 nationwide Bestseller

Winner of the toilet Gardner Fiction Award

A nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award Finalist

A l. a. instances publication Prize Finalist

In his first novel considering the fact that The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of latest love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the enticements and burdens of liberty: the thrills of juvenile lust, the shaken compromises of center age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the blunders and joys of Walter and Patty Berglund as they fight to profit find out how to reside in an ever extra complicated global, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply relocating portrait of our time.

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Star Trek: Interphase Book 2 (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 5)

By Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore

With Captain David Gold and an away workforce trapped at the different part of an interdimensional rift, Lieutenant Commander Kieran Duffy Þnds himself accountable for the U.S.S. da Vinci simply because the send comes below assault by way of the Tholians. The enemy is armed with a brand new and greater model in their notorious power internet, and the da Vinci is wrongly outnumbered, yet þeeing the conflict potential forsaking the captain and the others to an doubtful destiny outdoors this universe. There, marooned aboard a derelict vessel, Gold and his S.C.E. workforce fight to maintain the insanity -- inducing influence of the rift from riding them to suicide and homicide ahead of they could Þnd the way to break out the area of Interphase.
The intriguing end of an all-new two-part event!

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Encyclopedia: Harry Potter A - Z

By Kristina Benson

The final word Reference for the Harry Potter fanatic! extensive and present review of the characters in Harry's international! Harry Potter is a sequence of fable novels through English writer J. okay. Rowling a couple of teenage boy named Harry Potter. because the unlock of her first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 1997, the books have won huge, immense attractiveness, severe acclaim and advertisement luck around the globe, spawning movies, games and diverse item. The Unofficial Harry Potter Encyclopedia: Harry Potter A - Z reviews every one personality in Harry's international from his top acquaintances, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to Lord Voldemort to Professor Dumbledore. No Wizard, Witch or Muggle is to be ignored during this encyclopedia of characters. word: This booklet is an self sufficient and unauthorized booklet. it isn't counseled through J.K Rowling, her publishers, copyright or trademark holders.

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Stark's War (Ethan Stark Series, Book 1)

By John G. Hemry

To grab the moon from international powers--and maintain his males alive--Sergeant Ethan Stark needs to decide upon which orders to obey--and which to ignore.

"When it involves strive against, Hemry delivers." --William C. Dietz

"A rip roaring race via tomorrow's battlefield."--Mike Moscoe, writer of The rate of Peace

"Stark is an unforgettable character."--Jack McDevitt

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