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Liesmith Author Alis Franklin
ISBN-10 9780553394610
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 308
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“In this wildly entertaining debut novel, Australian author Franklin has kicked off what’s sure to be a popular series. Fractured, funny, and fast-paced, this book is guaranteed to resonate with fans of mythopoeic fantasy from the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, and Neil Gaiman.”—Library Journal At the intersection of the magical and the mundane, Alis Franklin’s thrilling debut novel reimagines mythology for a modern world—where gods and mortals walk side by side. Working in low-level IT support for a company that’s the toast of the tech world, Sigmund Sussman finds himself content, if not particularly inspired. As compensation for telling people to restart their computer a few times a day, Sigmund earns enough disposable income to gorge on comics and has plenty of free time to devote to his gaming group. Then in walks the new guy with the unpronounceable last name who immediately becomes IT’s most popular team member. Lain Laufeyjarson is charming and good-looking, with a story for any occasion; shy, awkward Sigmund is none of those things, which is why he finds it odd when Lain flirts with him. But Lain seems cool, even if he’s a little different—though Sigmund never suspects just how different he could be. After all, who would expect a Norse god to be doing server reboots? As Sigmund gets to know his mysterious new boyfriend, fate—in the form of an ancient force known as the Wyrd—begins to reveal the threads that weave their lives together. Sigmund doesn’t have the first clue where this adventure will take him, but as Lain says, only fools mess with the Wyrd. Why? Because the Wyrd messes back. Praise for Liesmith “A very entertaining yet touching read.”—Popcorn Reads “A fabulous start to a new series.”—The Blogger Girls “Cinematic with page-turning action sequences.”—Blogger’s Bookshelf “Liesmith is a delightful, refreshing story with some unlikely characters and a plot filled with mythology and adventure that will keep you guessing.”—Bookwinked “Exciting and filled with danger . . . Fans of mythology will enjoy this urban fantasy story.”—Inside of a Dog

Why We Lie

Why We Lie Author David Livingstone Smith
ISBN-10 0312310404
Release 2007-08-07
Pages 256
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A biological and psychological analysis of the human practice of lying reveals the role played by deception and self-deception in evolution, demonstrating how the structure of the brain is shaped by a need to deceive. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star

The Latter Day Saints  Millennial Star Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082159231
Release 1850
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The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star book for free.

Zach s Lie

Zach s Lie Author Roland Smith
ISBN-10 1439512035
Release 2008-07-10
Pages 224
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When he, along with his mother and sister, is forced to enter the Witness Security Program after his father is arrested for drug trafficking and their home is destroyed by dangerous men, Jack, now know as "Zach," moves to Elko, Nevada and meets Sam, an eccentric custodian, and Catalin, the girl of his dreams, but soon the dangerous men track them down. Reprint.

The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star Volume XII

The Latter Day Saints  Millennial Star  Volume XII Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555009105
Release 1850
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The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star Volume XII has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star Volume XII also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star Volume XII book for free.


Thor Author
ISBN-10 0785151656
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 112
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The true origin of Thor's archenemy and Marvel's most unpredictable villain! He is the lie-smith; he is the shape-changer; he is the fire that burns. The God of Mischief and Trickery, Loki. Meet the mirthful, beloved young man that made all the Asgardians laugh...until the first time he killed. Discover the gnarled roots of his twisted, unrelenting hatred of the Asgardians. And learn the chilling truth of why he'll never be stopped... COLLECTING: Loki #1-4

American Gods

American Gods Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 9780380789030
Release 2002-04-30
Pages 624
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

Saigon Express

Saigon Express Author John Templeton Smith
ISBN-10 0671016040
Release 2000
Pages 386
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John Winter: ace pilot, ex-SAS killer, veteran mercenary. Seen action in every dirty modern war you've heard of - and in some you'll never know about. Clandestine contacts wherever there's dirty money to be earned from even dirtier work. Not the kind of man to antagonize. So the American government makes a big mistake when it seizes Winter's hard-earned multimillion-dollar cache. When Winter hits back, he hits back hard. In this case, with a lethal amount of stolen weapons-grade uranium that he's planning to sell to a certain notorious dictator. The intelligence agencies of the western world race desperately against time to track down Winter and his nightmare cargo. The hunt is on for the renegade flyer and his expert team as they aim to deliver the raw material of nuclear apocalypse to its ultimate destination.

Studying Religion

Studying Religion Author Russell T. McCutcheon
ISBN-10 9781317491668
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 320
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Widely used as a primer, a text and a provocation to critical thinking, 'Studying Religion' aims to develop students' skills. The book clearly explains the methods and theories employed in the study of religion. Essays are offered on a range of topics: from the history and functions of religion to public discourse on religion and the classification of religions. The works of key scholars - from Karl Marx, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rudolf Otto to Mircea Eliade, James G. Frazer, and Sigmund Freud - are analysed and explored. 'Studying Religion' represents a shift away from the traditional focus of describing the exotic or curious religious 'Other' to an examination of how religious behaviours and institutions are studied. The book will be invaluable to students of religious studies.


Godspeaker Author Tessa Crowley
ISBN-10 0692710809
Release 2016-05-19
Pages 316
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"By my estimation, I have about five days left to live, so I must write this quickly." Alone in his cell as the world breaks around him, Silas of House Olen scratches out a desperate biography. He has walked with queens, run from a shattering city, watched a great shadow swallow the sun. He has met a god and fallen in love with him - and now he is going to die. "I never pictured myself ever writing an autobiography, though that may be due in large part to the fact that I never really considered I might have a life worthy of one. But here at the end of all things, alone in my prison cell, while the very world crumbles around the city, I understand the urgency of giving this dreadful sundering a narrative and context." Silas is a Godspeaker, a single mortal chosen among thousands to be the mouth and the hands and the will of a god - in his case, the Night Father, Umbrion. It's a tremendous position for awkward, anxious, stuttering Silas, but no sooner had he taken up the mantle had his patron god killed the queen and broke the city in twain. Now he is an unwilling footsoldier in a war between the gods, as great demons rise up from the sea, and as all of Andelan fights to survive.

Iowa Year Book of Agriculture

Iowa Year Book of Agriculture Author Iowa. Dept. of Agriculture
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3021900
Release 1915
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Iowa Year Book of Agriculture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Iowa Year Book of Agriculture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Iowa Year Book of Agriculture book for free.

Del Rey and Bantam Books 2015 Sampler

Del Rey and Bantam Books 2015 Sampler Author Diana Gabaldon
ISBN-10 9780804181563
Release 2015-06-29
Pages 1200
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Visionary new worlds come to life once again in this eBook sampler featuring thirty-one excerpts from Del Rey and Bantam Books! Collected here are hints of the best science fiction and fantasy on offer today, from modern classics to bleeding-edge bestsellers. Maybe the hit Starz series has you curious about Diana Gabaldon’s genre-defying Outlander, or MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles has inspired you to dive into the timeless fantasy novels of Terry Brooks. Maybe you’re a Star Wars fan who can’t wait to take the journey to The Force Awakens. Maybe you’ve heard a lot about Pierce Brown’s The Red Rising Trilogy, Kevin Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles, or Peter V. Brett’s The Demon Cycle and wish to take a sneak peek. Whatever the reason, you’ve come to the right place. Because this year’s sampler is bigger and better than ever! Featuring provocative work from New York Times bestselling stalwarts like Scott Sigler, Harry Turtledove, and China Miéville alongside rising stars like C. A. Higgins, Sylvain Neuvel, and Carlton Mellick III, this eBook sampler shows you the future of fiction. Within are excerpts of: THE ABYSS BEYOND DREAMS by Peter F. Hamilton ALIVE by Scott Sigler ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb BOMBS AWAY by Harry Turtledove CHILDREN OF FIRE by Drew Karpyshyn CLASH OF EAGLES by Alan Smale CLOWNFELLAS by Carlton Mellick III CONSUMPTION by Heather Herrman THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks EMERGENCE: DAVE VS. THE MONSTERS by John Birmingham GREEN EARTH by Kim Stanley Robinson HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE by Paul S. Kemp HIS MAJESTY’S DRAGON by Naomi Novik HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA by Scott Lynch LIESMITH by Alis Franklin LIGHTLESS by C. A. Higgins MERCY HOUSE by Adam Cesare OLD VENUS, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon RED RISING by Pierce Brown THE SHADOW REVOLUTION: CROWN & KEY by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller STAR WARS: DARK DISCIPLE by Christie Golden STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville UPROOTED by Naomi Novik THE WARDED MAN by Peter V. Brett ZERO WORLD by Jason M. Hough


Nevermore Author Rob Thurman
ISBN-10 9780451473400
Release 2015-12
Pages 340
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Nevermore is latest book in Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros fantasy series, in which Cal and his brother fight paranormal forces in the shadows of New York City. The Vigil, a group devoted to concealing the paranormal from humanity, has decided Cal has stepped out of the shadows once too often, and death is the only sentence. They plan to send an assassin eight years into the past to kill the younger Cal, but not before making an attempt on his life in the present, killing everyone he loves. Now Cal has to save himself, warn those closest to him and hunt down the Vigil.

The Interminables

The Interminables Author Paige Orwin
ISBN-10 9780857665928
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 416
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It's 2020, and a magical cataclysm has shattered reality as we know it. Now a wizard's cabal is running the East Coast of the US, keeping a semblance of peace. Their most powerful agents, Edmund and Istvan -- the former a nearly immortal 1940s-era mystery man, the latter, well, a ghost -- have been assigned to hunt down an arms smuggling ring that could blow up Massachusetts. Turns out the mission's more complicated than it seemed. They discover a shadow war that's been waged since the world ended, and, even worse, they find out that their own friendship has always been more complicated than they thought. To get out of this alive, they'll need to get over their feelings, their memories, and the threat of a monstrous foe who's getting ready to commit mass murder...

Philosophy and Science Fiction

Philosophy and Science Fiction Author Michael Philips
ISBN-10 MINN:31951000689531J
Release 1984
Pages 392
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This accessible and provocative collection of science fiction acquaints readers with cutting-edge gender controversies in moral and political philosophy. By imagining future worlds that defy our most basic assumptions about sex and gender, freedom and equality, and ethical values, the anthology’s authors not only challenge traditional standards of morality and justice, but create bold experiments for testing feminist hypotheses. Selections are grouped under four main themes. Part 1, "Human Nature and Reality," concentrates on whether there is an intrinsic difference between males and females. Here the authors inspect opposing views on five related questions: What does it mean to be human? What are women and men really like? How significant is the reproductive difference? How do we define the concepts of "woman" and "nature"? Why is language important? Part 2, "Dystopias: The Worst of All Possible Worlds," first portrays misogynistic societies uncomfortably familiar to the early 21st-century reader. Chilling stories of future possibilities follow, including worlds where women and men separate into armies to fight a literal war of the sexes. Part 3, "Separatist Utopias: Worlds of Difference," assembles stories that scrutinize both the virtues and vices of separatism, in order to address the questions Why should women want to separate from men? and What would and should these all-female worlds be like? In Part 4, "Androgynous Utopias: Worlds of Equality," the authors create intriguing worlds that anticipate the consequences, good and bad, of perfect sexual equality in education, intelligence, capability, and reproduction. With selections from such noted writers as Octavia Butler, Marion Zimmer Bradley, James Tiptree Jr., and many others, plus chapter introductions, discussion questions, and recommended reading list, this stimulating collection offers fresh insights on troubling issues by weaving controversial utopian and dystopian designs from the separate threads of opposing positions.

Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 9780061794971
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 416
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul. God is dead. Meet the kids. Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn’t know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous. “Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous.” —Denver Post “Awesomely inventive.… When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does.” —Entertainment Weekly “Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales.” —Washington Post Book World

The Sandman Vol 9 The Kindly Ones

The Sandman Vol  9  The Kindly Ones Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 9781401236397
Release 1996-09-01
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In THE KINDLY ONES, distraught by the kidnapping and presumed death of her son, and believing Morpheus to be responsible, Lyta Hall calls the ancient wrath of the Furies down upon him. A former superheroine blames Morpheus for the death of her child and summons an ancient curse of vengeance against the Lord of Dream. The "kindly ones" enter his realm and force a sacrifice that will change the Dreaming forever. Collecting issues #57-69 of THE SANDMAN and "The Castle" story from VERTIGO JAM, THE KINDLY ONES features art by Marc Hempel, Richard Case, D'Israeli, Teddy Kristiansen, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston and Kevin Nowlan.