Shelia Roberts is back with the hilarious short follow up to On Strike For Christmas. This short story will bring you right back to the spirited town of Holly, one year after the big strike! For even more Christmas.
The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth.
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another.The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer.
"The Book of Life" is a novel about Upton Sinclair's moral and life wisdoms. He gives his advice in an intelligent and amusing manner.
"A Woman of No Importance" by Oscar Wilde is a 19th Century dark comedy play that examines English Upper Class society. Lord Illingworth is known for his ability to seduce women. He is invited to all the parties while the women he seduces hide out in humiliation.
In "A Child's History of England", Charles Dickens explores the history of England and is a must read for all ages!!
We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials. In reality, those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors who write prescriptions for everything from antidepressants to cancer drugs to heart medication are familiar with the research literature about a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies.
A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter."Officers Weep" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection <i>Orientation</i>, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy.A new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Upton Sinclair is a detailed presentation on Psychoanalysis.
"As You Like It" by William Shakespeare is a romantic play set in medieval France.
"The Lost Prince" by Frances Hodgson is a classic children's novel . Marco, a twelve year old boy, his father and friend, The Ratwork, go on a mission and travel across Europe in hopes of overthrowing the government in Samavia.
A novel as intimate as it is universal, <i>A History of Loneliness</i> is about the stories we tell ourselves to make peace with our lives. It confirms Boyne as one of the most searching storytellers of his generation.
"Far from the Madding Crowd" is a classic love story. Three suitors fall for the determined and independent, Bathsheba-- but who will she choose?
"The Sophist" is a dialogue by Plato examining philosophy that was probably written in 360 BC .
Delve deeper into the world of the fae with this Faeriewalker bonus story from Jenna Black.In "Remedial Magic," Kimber finds that having a prodigy for an older brother is not so fun…especially one who is magic wiz-kid. But Kimber has a plan to finally step out of his shadow.
Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games, expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel universes.
"The Magic of Oz" by Lyman Frank Baum is a classic children's novel. In the Land of Oz, Dorothy, the Wizard and the Cowardly Lion look for a birthday gift for Princess Ozma.
"Women in Love" by David Herbert Lawrence is about the love between two sisters in Nottingham, England.