SandRider

A TodHunter Moon Adventure

Author: Angie Sage

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408869411

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Return to the world of TodHunter Moon for her next adventure! The second book in the new blockbuster series from number one bestselling author Angie Sage. Alice TodHunter Moon – known as Tod – couldn't be happier in her new life as Apprentice at the fabled Wizard Tower. Although she misses her best friends, Ferdie and Oskar, she has never been surrounded by so much Magyk. And yet the threat from the evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, remains. In a race against time, Tod must find the last ever Orm Egg before it hatches, for whomsoever the baby Orm Imprints on at birth will gain unlimited power. But with witches thwarting her every move, she will need all her wits and skills about her. Will she reach the Orm Egg in time? A thrilling ride of an adventure, Angie Sage's new book combines wondrous storytelling, breathtaking action and a heroine like no other.

Once-Other

Author: Lawrence M. Nysschens

Publisher: Lawrence M. Nysschens

ISBN: 0990988627

Category: Fiction

Page: 714

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Failure is not an option. Slavery would be its price. Who will win? Who will die? Lawrence captures the struggles of today's world exactly. That clash of Freedom vs. Chaos. Personal Rights vs. Oppressive Rulers. Love vs. Hate. His writing touches on both the beauty and the ugly as he knifes through WORLD oppression with a precision that yet endows the reader with a power never before envisioned. Claim your share of its power. Read Once-Other. Will Once-Other go insane or will he win the battle of both mind and body? And when the war comes, can their Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction give them victory despite the odds against it? In Once-Other Lawrence M. Nysschens has wound an intriguing mixture of personal struggle and oppression. His ideas are unique, and his style keeps the pages turning: Immigrants from Earth settled a distant desert world. Is this the utopia Earth so longed for? But like the USA these colonists fight a War of Independence against their Mother Planet.

Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575104414

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST 'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C Clarke 'It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published' NEW YORKER The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force ... DUNE: one of the most brilliant science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago. Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965

Dune: The Gateway Collection

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 057512279X

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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This collection contains Frank Herbert's Dune saga, widely considered to be one of the greatest works of SF in history: Dune Dune Messiah Children of Dune God Emperor of Dune Heretics of Dune Chapter House Dune

The Great Dune Trilogy

Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473226570

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus Herbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind-enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke's bitter rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given the planet its nickname of Dune. Paul and his mother join the Fremen, the Arrakis natives, who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul's destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.

Metal Cats

Author: Alexandra Crockett

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576877299

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Skulls and Siamese. Corpse paint and Persians. Baphomet, pentagrams, blood, and tabbies! Metal Cats combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties. These incredibly cute and fluffy felines have been photographed with their loving owners in and around the dark abodes of musicians, fans, and promoters of metal including members of the bands Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, and Napalm Death. Metal isn't all dark and disturbing, violent and misanthropic. Metal Cats is proof that while the music may be brutal, the people in the scene are softies for their pets just like you and me... A portion of the proceeds from this book and a series of benefit shows held along the West Coast will go towards one no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited.

Stories at the Edge of Time

Author: Alan Robbins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595913881

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A family on the last starship finds that stories themselves may very well save a dying world. In one of those stories, a man dies of radio while another finds a new lease on life in an ancient dingus. A phone that can be used to call a few minutes into the future leads to unexpected turmoil. An anthroid on trial for a murder may be the victim of a faulty linguistic circuit. A retired astronaut who cannot get his footing, the last librarian on earth, tales of a future ghetto where surprise is still a possibility, and a mathematician whose brilliant insight continually slips his mind. These are few of the themes to be found in this collection of mystery science fiction tales in the speculative tradition of the satires of Kurt Vonnegut and the ironies of Jorge Luis Borges from the author of A Small Box of Chaos and the award-winning An Interlude in Dreamland.

Exodus

Sandrats of Azaa

Author: Orson T. Badger

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533241849

Category:

Page: 592

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Buy some oxygen because the ending will leave you breathless! Deep in the gorge Emperor Chin-Yau's prisoners, Stret and Haruko, sit on top of their hanging cage, contemplating their next move. Having just overcome one obstacle to freedom they realize they are still thousands of feet above the bottom of the gorge with no way down. In a failed rescue attempt of Ying-Tai's crew, Alan, Naomi, George, Pini, and the few surviving Sandriders barely escape annihilation by Emperor Chin-Yau's forces and flee back to the Sandrider's stronghold only to face the realization that 200,000 of their family, friends, and former crewmembers are still held captive in Korzaan and time is running out. Triumphant over Ying-Tai's death and the capture of her ragtag crew, Miah returns to Emperor Chin-Yau with his long sought for prisoners. But, Ying-Tai is not dead ... yet. With a bullet hole through the chest and after nearly being eaten by a fierce creature, Ying-Tai finds herself stranded in an alien jungle. As her biowired capacity to survive grows weaker and her body nears complete exhaustion she must find a way out of the jungle, help her captive friends, and face Miah. Be glad ... Ying-Tai's coming!
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