We Are Legion We Are Bob

Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Publisher: Worldbuilders Press
ISBN: 1680680323
Size: 14.93 MB
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Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.

Children Of Time

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447273318
Size: 11.73 MB
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'Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' - Patrick Ness Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

If Dogs Run Free

Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451648805
Size: 20.75 MB
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music icon Bob Dylan and acclaimed illustrator Scott Campbell team up in this delightful interpretation of Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free”! If dogs run free, Why not we? In this quirky, spirited interpretation of Bob Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free,” illustrator Scott Campbell brings Dylan’s lyrics to life as a celebration of the freedom and creativity of childhood. Children of all ages will delight in the message, “Just do your thing!”

An Alchemy Of Masques And Mirrors

Author: Curtis Craddock
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765389619
Size: 18.75 MB
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A delightful and engrossing fantasy debut featuring an intelligent heroine and her guardian, a royal musketeer. In a world of soaring continents and bottomless skies, where a burgeoning new science lifts skyships into the cloud-strewn heights, and ancient blood-borne sorceries cling to a fading glory, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs is about to be married to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war. Born without the sorcery that is her birthright but with a perspicacious intellect, Isabelle believes her marriage will stave off disastrous conflict and bring her opportunity and influence. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Aided and defended by her loyal musketeer, Jean-Claude, Isabelle plunges into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, she unravels the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mechanical Failure

Author: Joe Zieja
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481459266
Size: 20.96 MB
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A smooth-talking ex-sergeant, accustomed to an easygoing peacetime military, unexpectedly re-joins the fleet and finds soldiers preparing for the strangest thing—war. The two hundred years’ (and counting) peace is a time of tranquility that hasn’t been seen since...well, never. Mankind in the Galactic Age had finally conquered war, so what was left for the military to do but drink and barbecue? That’s the kind of military that Sergeant R. Wilson Rogers lived in before he left the fleet to become a smuggler. But it turns out that smuggling is hard. Like getting-arrested-for-dealing-with-pirates-and-forced-back-into-service kind of hard. It doesn’t seem so bad—the military was a perpetual tiki party anyway—but when Rogers returns after only a year away, something has changed. These are soldiers—actual soldiers doing actual soldier things like preparing for a war that Rogers is sure doesn’t exist. Rogers vows to put a stop to all this nonsense—even if it means doing actual work. With an experienced ear for military double-speak, Zieja has created a remarkable and sarcastic adventure.

Under Arrest

Author: Bob Tarantino
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550027037
Size: 18.86 MB
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This entertaining romp spotlights the countrys past and present strange-but-true laws and legal history.

The Hitman Diaries

Author: Danny King
Publisher: Serpents Tail
ISBN: 1852428287
Size: 16.67 MB
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Ian Bridges has a job he enjoys, works his own hours and earns good money. But he?s not a happy man. He wants more from life and longs to find that special lady to share his success. The only problem is, the only women he gets to meet in his line of work end up dead. Still, he?s determined to find a wife, even if it means that he has to kill every woman in Britain. Appallingly funny, this is Danny King's darkest, most comically twisted novel yet.