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The Force Unleashed
A novel based on the release of the Star Wars video game follows Darth Vader as he embarks on a quest to rid the galaxy of the Jedi and confronts life-altering decisions that could change everything.
More books by Sean Williams
1. Girl Dad
A picture book celebration of #GirlDads everywhere by The Dad Gang CEO, Sean Williams! Told in upbeat rhyming verse, Girl Dad is a picture book that honors the strong men who raise, love, and uplift strong girls. This keepsake is a fun read-aloud and perfect gift for the special dad in your life. Perfect for fans of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Made for Me by Zack Bush. Share Girl Dad with the dads in your life, on Father’s Day or any day.
2. Fashion Fairies
A young Fashion Fairy is so busy granting wishes and doing good deeds that she forgets about the Fashion Fairy Ball. The young Fashion Fairy arrives late and instead of looking glamorous she looks a mess. But instead of getting into trouble, the young fairy gets an unexpected surprise. Sean was born and raised in the seaside town of Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia. He works as a butcher at Gerringong. When Sean isn’t writing, he can be found practising martial arts or paddle boarding along the Minnamurra River.
3. Little Labyrinths: Speculative Microfictions
Matter transporters, dead worlds, and ghostly encounters. Parallel worlds, time-travel, and dangers that lurk in the shadows. Little Labyrinths brings together 17 vignettes and microfictions from one of Australia’s premier authors of science fiction and fantasy. Collected together for the first time, these brief tales and startling asides cover territory that is playful, experimental, and infused with speculative wonder. Once dubbed Australia’s King of Genre Fiction, Williams’ work will remind you of the strange, exciting, and mysterious pleasures that come from losing yourself in the smallest stories.
4. Roy Ananda
In this stunning SALA monograph, Roy Ananda explores distant galaxies and plumbs sepulchral dungeons to create beguiling and intricate works of contemporary art. He is a visual artist, writer, and educator practising on Kaurna Country (Tarndanya/Adelaide Plains).
5. Eyes On The Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy
“I’m not going to lie to you. There are no secret handshakes or rules that will get you on your particular dream-path. If there was, we’d all be on our own already. If you want to be a successful writer, be prepared to have to make up most of it as you go along.” In these essays, Sean Williams—the best-selling author of over 120 short stories and fifty novels—shares his thoughts on the aspects of writing craft and the publishing business that young authors should know. Drawn from essays, keynotes, and presentations delivered over a decades-long career, Eyes on the Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy features Williams’s thoughts on balancing passion and professionalism, understanding the new writer’s career path, embracing the delicate art of writing media tie-ins, and reaching for the stars with your writerly ambitions. Whether you’re looking for writing advice from one of the preeminent writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy working in Australia today, or you’re a fan of William’s work who’d like to capture a slice of his creative philosophies, this chapbook is chock full of advice from a veteran of the Australian genre scene. ESSAYS IN THIS COLLECTION · A Day In The Life Of… · The Writer’s Career Path · The Delicate Art of Media Tie-Ins · Reach for the Stars
6. Her Perilous Mansion
Perfectly pitched standalone middle grade fantasy – exciting, intriguing and thoroughly satisfying.
7. Writers of the Future
||by: L. Ron Hubbard, Nnedi Okorafor, Katherine Kurtz, Jody Lynn Nye, Sean Williams, Mike Perkins, Zack Be, F. J. Bergmann, Tim Boiteau, Andy Dibble, David Elsensohn, Michael Gardner, J. L. George, Storm Humbert, Katherine Livingston, Leah Ning, C. Winspear, Sonny Zae
Release date: Apr 07, 2020
Number of Pages: 450
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Soar to new heights of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Who are the top science fiction writers and illustrators of the future? The answer is here. Get to know tomorrow’s brightest creative talents chosen by some of today’s bestselling authors and celebrated artists including Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, Brandon Sanderson, Dan dos Santos, and Robert J. Sawyer. Enter brilliantly realized worlds of dystopian politics, magical realism, post-apocalyptic adventure and romance, dark fantasy and more. Explore universes of unlimited possibility in which a cereal box becomes a Pandora’s box of good and evil . . . a troupe of artistic androids risk everything to catch the eye of a critic . . . and the foundation of a family, the very key to their existence, is not only inhabiting a home, but becoming it. Discover the writers who push the boundaries–and break beyond them . . . the illustrators who envision the impossible–and render it real . . . the stories that challenge the way we see ourselves–and see the world in a new way. The future of science fiction and fantasy is in your hands. Anthology includes: 12 award-winning stories, 16 full-color illustrations, 4 bonus stories, and 4 articles offering art and writing tips. ___________________________ 4 bonus short stories by L. Ron Hubbard, Katherine Kurtz, Jody Lynn Nye and Nnedi Okorafor. “Borrowed Glory” by L. Ron Hubbard: For a single day of glory and the settlement of a dispute among immortals, a life can be a satisfactory price. “The Green Tower” by Katherine Kurtz: The magic is strong in the Green Tower, and two young girls struggle to discover its secrets. “The Phoenix’s Peace” by Jody Lynn Nye: The Phoenix has always been the guardian of Dembia. Now there’s trouble in the land, and mysteriously, the Phoenix has left two golden eggs. “The Winds of Harmattan” by Nnedi Okorafor: A young woman seeks her destiny in the African winds of Harmattan. ___________________________ Art and writing tips by Echo Chernik, L. Ron Hubbard, Mike Perkins, and Sean Williams. “The Illustrators of the Future Contest and the Art of This Anthology” by Echo Chernik: As a successful advertising and publishing illustrator, Illustrators of the Future Coordinating Judge and art director, Echo gives the story behind the cherished art included in this anthology. “Steps in the Right Direction” by L. Ron Hubbard: In this interview, Ron describes the practical philosophy and energetic disciplines he applied with such telling success to his own career as a professional author. “Breaking In” by Mike Perkins: Marvel and DC artist for Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man shares valuable advice for anyone wanting to make it as a professional artist and illustrator. “Making Collaboration Work for You or Co-writing with Larry and Sean” by Sean Williams: New York Times bestselling author, provides insight on the pitfalls and advantages of collaborating with another author. ___________________________ “Science fiction as a genre has always looked to the future and the Writers of the Future looks to the future of science fiction.” –Kevin J. Anderson “Writers of the Future has my heartiest support and unqualified recommendation.” –Terry Brooks “Writers of the Future, as a contest and as a book, remains the flagship of short fiction.” –Orson Scott Card “L. Ron Hubbard ignited the spark of imagination, which in the minds of these new artists has become a blaze.” –Bob Eggleton “Some of the most excellent speculative fiction that you can find anywhere. They’re cutting edge. They’re new.” –Nnedi Okorafor “Without Writers of the Future, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” –Patrick Rothfuss “These are the people who are going to be creating trends.” –Brandon Sanderson “The Illustrators of the Future is an amazing compass for what the art industry holds in store for all of us.” –Dan dos Santos “Packed with brilliant stories and thoughtful essays, all wonderfully illustrated by the artist winners―always a joy to behold.” –Robert J. Sawyer
8. The Dynamics of Leverage
Are we pre-wired with the ability to influence outcomes around us or is this gift learned? Why do some advance quickly in their career or get their small business off to a great start and some don’t? Why do some build lasting relationships and others start to lower their standards?Most people would agree the power of influence is both in our DNA and learned over time with experience and wisdom. In addition, some may add that success is often driven by leveraging trusting relationships; both the relationships you hopefully have cultivated with ease, as well as, those which forced you to learn valuable lessons. Regardless of how we get there, our ability to influence the outcomes of relationships is paramount. Some of us maintain excellent relationships with our inner circle while struggling to connect with those who don’t act or look like us. Some of us figured out leadership, however, still struggle with life. Either way, “The Dynamics of Leverage” explores the people around us who we aim to influence. Whether our manager in the office or our children at home. It also taps into who you are, your Personal Negotiation Style, Six Dynamic of Influence, and Influence Techniques you may leverage in leadership and life. Just when you think it can’t get any better, “The Dynamics of Leverage” introduces 12 Rules for your leadership quest, your ultimate quality of life, and from time to time a decent lunch. Sparked by a six-year Influential Leverage study originally aimed at Corporate Professionals, “The Dynamics of Leverage touches a wide audience of people just looking for better outcomes in their relationship with colleagues, clients, family, and friends.
9. Incendiary Words
What happens when a man goes from prison to college, and from failure to father? Incendiary Words: Sean On Fire is a collection of poems and personal essays written during and after incarceration. The inspiration behind each piece ranges from absolute heartbreak and psychological trauma to unyielding confidence, fiery ambition, and an overdeveloped sense of redemption.
10. English Grammar
The practical English grammar guide for perfect writing. Gone are the days when you worry about embarrassing yourself with pesky misplaced modifiers or dreaded double negatives. Next time you have a nagging grammar question, pick up this practical guide and write with clarity and confidence. English Grammar spares you the lessons and cuts right to the answers. Designed for fast reference, this book makes it easy to avoid the most cringe-worthy mistakes in the English language–and maybe even make your grade school grammar teacher proud. Inside English Grammar: English Grammar goofs–Avoid falling into the most common traps with guidelines for incomplete sentences, possessive pronouns with gerunds, dangling modifiers and more. Word mix-ups–Learn the difference between common word misuses like sex vs. gender, its and it’s, whose and who’s, the list goes on… Write with style–Make a good (and grammatically correct) impression with every sentence you pen using these easy writing hacks and suggestions. Everyone makes mistakes–but with this English grammar guide you’ll make a lot less of them. Period.
11. Exodus on Kodi
Exodus on Kodi: Step by step instruction on how to install exodus on Kodi Kodi is a free and open source media center platform that allows you to aggregate all of your various media sources and streams into one, easy to navigate, source. The fact that it is open source means that anyone is free to develop new add-ons for the program, which in turn means that the program’s utility will continually improve. This book will guide you on how to install the latest Exodus on Kodi. You will learn about Kodi, Kodi best add ons, addons for Kodi, Kodi apps, Kodi-tv. You will discover what makes Kodi the preferred media player and open source cross-platform for millions of users. More importantly, you will learn different methods to install so that you can begin to enjoy all the features that Kodi has to offer. Here is a preview of what you will learn… – What is kodi? – The new Kodi 17 Krypton – Settings and Configuration – Upgrading Kodi – How to unstail exodus on kodi – Is Kodi Iegal or illegal
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13. Have Sword, Will Travel
It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it’s buried. And it’s REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk. Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight — a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight — but she’s not the one with the sword. Finding Biter is only the start — boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.
14. The Stone Mage and the Sea
‘An alchemical blend of elemental magic, tragic romance and the coming of age of a young boy who is yet to come into his own power which exists, poised between Earthsea and Mad Max, where the magic of fantasy meets the wonder of science fiction.’ — Locus In a world where the huge, red-sanded deserts are ruled by Stone Mages and the vast coastlines by Sky Wardens, any child with magic ability is taken away to the Haunted City to be trained in the Change. Fundelry is a small town much like any other in the Strand. The people have little tolerance for anyone who stands out, and Sal and his father are strangers, running from someone … or something. Sal is rescued from the local bully by Shilly and her teacher Lodo, a mysterious tattooed man who seems to know more about Sal than Sal himself. And, strangely, Sal’s father seems to want to say put for a while. But soon the Sky Wardens will come to Fundelry — before then Sal must uncover the connection between Lodo and the mother he never met, in order to escape a fate that seems to have been chosen for him before he was even born …
15. The Sky Warden and the Sun
Sal’s life has been thrown into turmoil. Homeless and haunted by a past he never suspected he had, he is unsure where he is running to — but Shilly is very clear on what she wants. She wants to find Lodo’s old teacher and learn from him. To search for the Mage Van Haasteren they must head north to the Interior, where Sal’s mother was born. But even if they reach the Interior there is no guarantee that the Stone Mages will help them. The journey over rugged mountainous country on the Old Line is dangerous and the Sky Warden, Shom Behenna, is in hot pursuit. It will take all their ingenuity and courage to reach the Divide and get across to the other side …
16. The Storm Weaver and the Sand
When the three runaways — Sal, Shilly and Skender — finally arrive at the remote island of the Haunted City, home of the Sky Wardens, Sal’s great-aunt, the Syndic, is determined to keep them under control. And if that means imprisonment, so be it. But the Syndic isn’t the least of Sal’s worries. The ghosts that live behind the ancient glass of the city are restless and no one know why or what they can do. The golem will force Sal to do its bidding by whatever means necessary … even murder. And it seems that the Weavers have their own plans for the three of them — but what and who are they? Few people believe they exist, and those who do keep their knowledge close to their chests. Whichever path Sal chooses, it seems the price to pay is very high for those closest to him. But he must decide … or submit to a future not of his making.
17. Time Travel Tales
||by: Zach Chapman, Brian Trent, Martin Shoemaker, Sean Williams, Auston Habershaw, Rasheedah Phillips, Alisa Alering, Rosemary Smith, Alter Reiss, Tony Pi, Robert Silverberg
Release date: Nov 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 298
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From rampaging Tyrannosauruses to an army of duplicate versions of your future self, time travel is a genre where anything is possible. This anthology contains new time travel short stories, mixed with some of the best stories published this century, including New York Times best sellers, Nebula and Hugo nominated writers and winners, as well as some new talented authors (though, in our timeline they’re already best sellers). Edited by Zach Chapman. Stories by Brian Trent, Catherine Wells, Sean Williams, Stewart C Baker, Robert Silverberg, HL Fullerton, Auston Habershaw, Brenda Anderson, SL Huang, Tony Pi, Steve Simpson, K Kazul Wolf, Rasheedah Phillips, Martin L Shoemaker, Alter Reiss, David Steffen, John A Frochio, Alisa Alering, Desmond Warzel, and Rosemary Claire Smith.
18. The Old Republic Series: Star Wars Legends 4-Book Bundle
Not just an epic videogame from BioWare and LucasArts, Star Wars: The Old Republic™ spawned a New York Times bestselling series of novels—which are now together in one electrifying ebook bundle. Fatal Alliance, Deceived, Revan, and Annihilation tell four daringly original stories of Jedi and Sith that embody this unique, beloved era in Star Wars Legends storytelling. . . . FATAL ALLIANCE by Sean Williams From across the galaxy they’ve come: a Jedi Padawan, an ex-trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian. An extraordinary auction has drawn them all together, in quest of a prize whose value may be the wealth of a world itself. None intend to leave empty-handed. All have secrets, desires, and schemes. And nothing could ever unite them as allies—except the truth about the deadly danger of the object they covet. But can Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, join as one against the certain doom of the galaxy? DECEIVED by Paul S. Kemp A Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords, Darth Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace will transform him into something far more heinous—something Malgus would never want to be but cannot stop becoming, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching. Her name is Aryn Leneer—and the lone Jedi Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. REVAN by Drew Karpyshyn Hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior—Revan has been all of these. He left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians. He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear. One thing he’s certain of: Something very dark is plotting against the Republic. With no idea how to identify the threat, let alone stop it, Revan may be doomed to fail. But only death can stop him from trying. ANNIHILATION by Drew Karpyshyn After his triumphant destruction of a Sith superweapon arsenal, covert agent Theron Shan is recruited for an even more dangerous mission. A power struggle has the Empire in flux, but Darth Karrid remains bent on total domination, using a fearsome Imperial cruiser in her reign of terror. Now, joined by a hotheaded smuggler and Karrid’s former Jedi Master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. And if they don’t seize their one chance to succeed, they will have countless opportunities to die.
19. Meeting Infinity
||by: Gregory Benford, James S.A. Corey, Madeline Ashby, Aliette de Bodard, Kameron Hurley, John Barnes, Simon Ings, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Yoon Ha Lee, Ian McDonald, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Bruce Sterling, Sean Williams
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 272
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Continuing the award-nominated SF anthology series from multiple award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. The world we are living in is changing every day. We surf future shock every morning when we get out of bed. And with every passing day we are increasingly asked: how do we have to change to live in the future we are faced with? Whether it’s climate change, inundated coastlines and drowned cities; the cramped confines of a tin can hurtling through space to the outer reaches of our Solar System; or the rush of being uploaded into some cyberspace, our minds and bodies are going to have to change and change a lot. Meeting Infinity will be one hundred thousand words of SF filled with action and adventure that attempts to answer the question: how much do we need to change to meet tomorrow and live in the future? The incredible authors contributing tho this collection are: Gregory Benford, James S.A. Corey, Aliette de Bodard, Kameron Hurley, Simon Ings, Madeline Ashby, John Barnes, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Yoon Ha Lee, Ian McDonald, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Bruce Sterling and Sean Williams The books of the “Infinity Project” trace an arc: from the present day into the far future, and now from the broad canvas of interstellar space to the most intimate space of all – ourselves.
Save friends first, then save the world. But the world can’t wait forever. The mind-bending conclusion to the Twinmaker trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams. Perfect for fans of GONE and Dr Who. Clair’s world has been destroyed – again. The only remaining hope of survival is for her and Q to enter the Yard, a simulation as detailed – and as real – as the home they have lost. But in the Yard there are two Clair Hills. The other Clair is headstrong, impulsive, suspicious – just like Clair herself used to be, and their very existence is causing cracks. As Clair searches for a solution, a surprising new ally emerges from the ashes. Together they fight their way through the digital and political minefield in the hope of saving Jesse, her friends and the whole of humanity. This is an edge of your seat story about technology, identity and friendship. Perfect for fans of Scott Westerfield’s Uglies, and Ally Condie’s Matched. Sean Williams is a number one New York Times best-selling and award-winning author who has written for adults, teens and younger children, and is well-respected as a sci fi / fantasy author. He has also collaborated with Garth Nix and written for the Star Wars universe. ‘Williams marries accessibly explored moral ramifications of future technologies with a strong, capable teen heroine and heart-pounding action.’ Kirkus Reviews
Jesse is in trouble, and this time Clair can’t help him. When Ant Wallace’s trap springs shut in New York, it’s up to Jesse to save a horribly injured Ray while at the same time dodging Mallory and an army of dupes. As if that isn’t bad enough, the city around him is acting strangely, as though it isn’t entirely . . . real. With the help of a new friend, and friends thought long-dead, Jesse must escape New York in order find Clair and help save the world.
22. Memory Makes Us
||by: Kate Pullinger, Marie Munkara, Levin Diatschenko, Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Angela Meyer, Nicholas Johnson, Paddy O’Reilly, Josephine Moon, Sean Williams, Warsan Shire, Kate Fielding, Maxine Beneba-Clarke
Release date: Aug 31, 2015
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Memory Makes Us is a live writing event that challenges writers to create a new work using as their inspiration collected memories from the general public.Created by if:book Australia, the project seeks contributions from anyone both online and in person during each event in a unique interaction between artist and audience. Memories are provided to the authors who may choose to incorporate them into their work in progress.This volume collects writing produced from Memory Makes Us between 2013 and 2014 in locations around Australia.
M. T. Anderson meets Cory Doctorow in the exciting sequel to Twinmaker, from #1 New York Times bestseller Sean Williams, who also coauthors the Troubletwisters series with Garth Nix. Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault. Now she’s been enlisted to track down her friend Q, the rogue AI who repeatedly saved her life—and who is the key to fixing the system. Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, and caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair quickly finds powerful and dangerous allies. But if she helps them, will she be leading her friend straight into a trap? Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.
I was not I at all before the Words. I was formless and diffuse, with the sense of an earthworm but the perspective of a god. I had access to all the data accrued by the human race since the advent of writing.everywhere, and at the same time nowhere. Q is an AI – an Artificial Intelligence – newly created from a world of powerful supercomputers and matter transportation. But what happens when Q meets Clair, a real, flesh and blood girl? Is friendship possible between a human and a computer? A brilliant novella, retelling events of the Twinmaker series from Q’s perspective.
25. Fairest Vol. 3: The Return of the Maharaja
New York Times bestselling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror, humor and adventure in the FABLES tradition, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others. When Nalayani seeks the help of the Maharaja to save her village from the Dhole, she uncovers a secret that could change the Fables Universe forever: the still alive and long-thought dead Prince Charming! This volume collects Fairest #15-20
26. The Sky Warden & the Sun
Sal’s life has been thrown into turmoil and he is on the run, from more than one pursuer, it appears. He is accompanied by his newfound friend Shilly and he is not entirely sure where he wants to go—but Shilly is. She wants to find her teacher Lodo’s old teacher, the Mage Van Haasteren, which means they must head north to the Interior, where Sal’s mother was born. The journey is over rugged, mountainous country on the Old Line and it is dangerous. The Sky Warden Shom Behenna is after them and they must risk all to reach the Divide and get across to the other side, not even knowing if the Stone Mages will help them.
27. The Stone Mage & the Sea
The Stone Mages rule the huge deserts of red sand. The vast coastlines are ruled by Sky Wardens. Magic is everywhere, but not all have the power to control and direct it. Any child found to have magical ability is sent to the Haunted City to be trained in the Change. On the coast of the Strand, Sal and his father arrive in the small, apparently normal town of Fundelry, where the locals are suspicious of newcomers and of anyone who stands out or appears different. Sal and his father are on the run from an unnamed someone . . . or something. When a local bully attacks Sal, he is rescued by Shilly and her teacher, Lodo. Lodo is marked with mysterious tattoos and seems to know a lot more about Sal than Sal knows about himself. Sal’s father wants to stay, but the Sky Wardens will be coming and Sal needs to learn what connection Lodo had with his mother and what fate seems to have been chosen for him before he was even born.
28. Troubletwisters Book 4: The Missing
The fourth installment of the thrilling middle-grade fantasy series from bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams. Jack and Jaide Shield have defended themselves against The Evil before — but it’s never been as dangerous as this. It isn’t just the town of Portland that’s threatened, it’s the whole Earth . . . and certain dimensions beyond. The Wardens have devised a plan to get rid of The Evil once and for all. The only problem is that destroying The Evil may also mean abandoning some innocent people — including one of the twins. The battle against The Evil is going to places it’s never been — places Jack and Jaide would have never even imagined possible. Their mission is clear: survive the storm that’s coming, and save the ones who are missing.
Clarkesworld is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each month we bring you a mix of fiction (new and classic works), articles, interviews and art. Our April 2014 issue contains: Original Fiction by Michael Swanwick (“Passage of Earth”), Benjanun Sriduangkaew (“Autodidact”), Kali Wallace (“Water in Springtime”) and Sean Williams (“The Cuckoo”). Classic stories by Susan Palwick (“Going After Bobo”) and Dominic Green (“Shining Armor”). Non-fiction by Julie Novakova (“Realms of Dark, Deep and Cold”), an interview with Ben Tanzer, an Another Word column by Daniel Abraham, and an editorial by Neil Clarke
30. The Dying Light
Morgan Roche is a renegade, fleeing the agents she used to work for in the Commonwealth of Empires. Her quest to understand Adoni Cane has led her to a terrible truth. He is one of a breed of genetically enhanced warriors that once terrorized the galaxy. And there might be more of them, waking up to begin fighting anew. AN INTERSTELLAR TRAP: A whole solar system has disappeared, wiped from the universe in an attempt to snare just one super-soldier like Cane. In an attempt to come to grips with her enemy, Morgan Roche and The Box travel willingly into the trap, but find themselves ensnared in ever-thicker tangles of deception and intrigue. Who is The Box, and is what its agenda, really? The answer will rock Roche’s world right down to the foundations. “I’m not sure what an Evergence is, but finding out promises to provide hours of fun.” –Locus “Genre-savvy and capably written, full of adventure and Asimovian imperial vistas” –Asimov’s “Full of adventure of Asimovian imperial vistas. Delivers tons of action…Offers wide-screen baroque plotting never out-of-control. With echoes of vintage Jack Williamson and Poul Anderson, as well as Niven, Asimov, and Vinge, Williams and Dix proudly continue a vital tradition in SF.” –Analog Nominated for the Aurealis Award
31. The Dark Imbalance
The ruins of Sol System have been empty for thousands of years. A place of death and mystery, it is shunned by all–until now. DEADLINE TO DESTRUCTION: Renegade intelligence agent Morgan Roche arrives hot on the heels of the clone warriors–enemies she has been charged by the High Humans to stop before they destroy everything. What she finds–the largest fleet assembled in half a million years, with no central authority, no-one in charge–threatens to stretch her resources beyond their limit. There, under the light of the star called Sol, Morgan Roche will uncover the final truth about the AI called The Box, about the man called Adoni Cane, and about the High Human called the Crescend. That truth will cost her dearly… “Space opera of the ambitious, galaxy-spanning sort” –New York Review of SF “Space opera, like its grand musical cousin, couldn’t exist without duplicity, ambition, lust, stupidity, and greed, and by the time the fat lady sings, whole worlds can be laid waste – and, oddly enough, it’s this recognition of pain and evil as the generating forces of adventure that make A Dark Imbalance so satisfying.” –Locus “A story that twists and turns back on itself and keeps the reader always off-balance. There is danger, adventure and a labyrinth of loyalties. Excellent.” –SF Site Winner of the Aurealis Award. (Formerly published as A DARK IMBALANCE)
32. Orphans of Earth
The sole survivors of the human race… and their time is running out. In the wake of Earth’s fall, Peter Alander has just one choice: to use the alien Gifts left behind on his distant colony world to warn other missions of their impending demise, a second wave of alien ships, this time intent on destroying everything in their path. Without the Gifts, humanity would have no hope at all–although no one truly understands them, and it is becoming increasingly certain that the very use of them is what draws the enemy on. Out of the dark comes help from an entirely unexpected quarter. Peter Alander and his fellow survivors are not the only victims of the terrible Starfish. But what if the cost of that help is too high? What if the price is humanity itself? “This book shines” —Cinescape “High adventure in deep space for fans of far-future SF.” —Library Journal Nominated for the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards.
33. The Prodigal Sun
Morgan Roche, commander in the intelligence arm of the Commonwealth Empires, has been charged with protecting the AI known as The Box on a secret voyage across the galaxy. But en route her ship is ambushed by the Dato Bloc, and she is forced to crash-land on a nearby prison planet. MAROONED ON SCIACCA’S WORLD: Battling deadly inmates and treacherous guards, she fights her way through a hostile environment toward her only hope of escape, the mysterious Adoni Cane at her side. A genetically enhanced warrior with a past not even he can fathom, he could be the savior of the human race, or its downfall–but either way, Morgan Roche won’t survive without him… “THE PRODIGAL SUN is a close-knit personal story told on a galaxy-sized canvas. Filled with action as well as intriguing ideas.” –Kevin J Anderson “With echoes of vintage Jack Williamson and Poul Anderson, as well as Niven, Asimov and Vinge, Williams and Dix proudly continue a vital tradition, proving SF as diverse a field as ever.” –Asimov’s “[A] very satisfying classic Golden Age-style yarn…. strongly recommended” –Locus “Space opera of the ambitious, galaxy-spanning sort… fast and furious action.” –New York Review of SF
34. Heirs of Earth
On the brink of extinction, a suicide mission is humanity’s last hope. The Gifts of an alien race called the Spinners gave Peter Alander hope for the future of humanity. All the Gifts did, though, was draw down the wrath of the Starfish, another alien race apparently intent on wiping out all forms of competition. Caught between the two, humanity faces the hard decision of evolving into something else entirely simply to survive. As their new alien allies prepare to leave human space forever, a handful of survivors band together to make one last attempt to communicate with their enemies. A single ship will leap into the very heart of the Starfish fleet, attempting to find reason where none exists… “Space opera can be a very comforting, cozy mode, with its interstellar empires and royalty and guilds. But when dramatic Darwinian forces are brought into play, as here, space opera can become a kind of bracing, near-apocalyptic tale.” —Paul di Filippo “A melodramatic (or space-operatic) take on Stapledon, a grittier, bleaker take on Clarke…. a vision very different from the triumphalism of traditional SF adventure, but its darkness seems entirely appropriate to the twenty-first century we actually inhabit.” —Locus Nominated for the Aurealis Award.
35. Geodesica Ascent
The year is 2438. Humanity has migrated to the stars in discrete waves, driven by evolving technologies and new ways of being human. The far-flung Arc Systems struggle under the yoke of their newest rulers—Exarchs from Sol, whose monopoly on faster-than-light communication gives them absolute control of a growing interstellar empire. But humans weren’t the first to conquer the stars, and the discovery of an alien artifact promising transport between systems threatens to undermine the Exarchs’ power. Revolutionary leader Melilah Awad seeks an alliance to unlock Geodesica’s secrets with VOIDship pilot Palmer Eogan, a lover she lost to the Dark more than two centuries earlier. What they find could be more dangerous than anyone–human or more than human–could imagine….
36. Spirit Animals: Book 3: Blood Ties
The adventure continues in this third book in the New York Times bestselling series. Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift-and the grave responsibility that comes with it. But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance. They’re swallowing whole cities in their rush for power-including Meilin’s home. Fed up with waiting and ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren’t far behind . . . but they’re not the only ones. The enemy is everywhere.
M. T. Anderson meets Cory Doctorow in this teen debut from #1 New York Times bestseller Sean Williams, who also coauthors the Troubletwisters series with Garth Nix. When a coded note promises improvement—the chance to change your body any way you want, making it stronger, taller, more beautiful—Clair thinks it’s too good to be true, but her best friend, Libby, falls into a deadly trap. With the help of the school freak and a mysterious stranger, Clair races against the clock and around the world to save Libby, even as every step draws her deeper into a deadly world of cover-ups and conspiracies. Action and danger fuel this near-future tale of technology, identity, and the lengths one girl will go to save her best friend.
38. The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook
Named one of New York Times Top-20 Cookbooks of 2006. Have you ever wanted to host a full evening of Indian food, culture, and music? How about preparing a traditional Balinese banquet? Or take a trip to Cairo and enjoy an Egyptian feast? The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook takes you around the world on a culinary journey that is also a cultural and social odyssey. Many cookbooks offer a snapshot of individual recipes from different parts of the world, but do nothing to tell the reader how different foods are presented together, or how to relate these foods to other cultural practices. For years, ethnomusicologists have visited the four corners of the earth to collect the music and culture of native peoples, from Africa to the Azores, from Zanzibar to New Zealand. Along the way, they’ve observed how music is an integral part of social interaction, particularly when it’s time for a lavish banquet or celebration. Foodways and cultural expression are not separate; this book emphasizes this connection through offering over thirty-five complete meals, from appetizers to entrees to side dishes to desserts and drinks. A list of recommended CDs fills out the culinary experience, along with hints on how to present each dish and to organize the overall meal. The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook combines scholarship with a unique and fun approach to the study of the world’s foods, musics, and cultures. More than just a cookbook, it is an excellent companion for anyone embarking on a cultural-culinary journey.
39. Troubletwisters Book 3: The Mystery
The third thrilling installment of the new middle-grade fantasy series from bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams. Just as Jaide and Jack Shield are settling into their crazy new lives in Portland, The Evil threatens another Ward, and the twins will need to put their growing powers to the test!
40. Finally the Truth Comes Out…: The True “Fruit of Knowledge” Has Been Hidden!: This Is Manna from Heaven…
A great misdeed has been committed. It was the cover-up of the true fruit of knowledge. The church and the government both seek to prevent us from finding this truth because they know that it means an end to their comfort. The true purpose of the fruit of knowledge is to reconnect each one of our individual minds to God. It was not forbidden by God, the church and the government forbid us from eating it because they seek to keep us under control. Break free from their deception. Awaken your spiritual mind and find God’s love for yourself. This book proves that Jesus was inspired by the psychedelic experience and deciphers the Gospel of Thomas in order to complete Jesus’ true message and teachings.
41. Meditation, the Mystic Path, and the Keys of Knowledge: Unlock Your Potential! The Key Is Now Yours!
We all have unlimited potential that we do not yet comprehend. Only through unlocking the mind can one begin to understand truth and begin to tell the difference between that which is true and “Maya”(illusion). The key to unlocking your own understanding of truth is now within your reach. I bestow unto you the treasure that is immortal knowledge. Free your mind, then help your friends. Sean Williams
42. Magic Dirt
WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD. “Sean Williams is without doubt the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age.” – Aurealis An award-winning 15-year retrospective collection of award-winning fiction by the New York Times-best-selling writer.
43. Focus: Irish Traditional Music
Focus: Irish Traditional Music is an introduction to the instrumental and vocal traditions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as Irish music in the context of the Irish diaspora. Ireland’s size relative to Britain or to the mainland of Europe is small, yet its impact on musical traditions beyond its shores has been significant, from the performance of jigs and reels in pub sessions as far-flung as Japan and Cape Town, to the worldwide phenomenon of Riverdance. Focus: Irish Traditional Music interweaves dance, film, language, history, and other interdisciplinary features of Ireland and its diaspora. The accompanying CD presents both traditional and contemporary sounds of Irish music at home and abroad.
44. The Mystery of the Golden Card
Can twins Jack and Jaide find the mysterious Golden Card of Translocation and make it out of Rourke Castle alive? When eccentric Young Master Rourke dies in suspicious circumstances, troubletwisters Jack and Jaide are sent on a mission by their father to retrieve a lost Golden Card from somewhere within the vast Rourke estate. But secret agents for The Evil are also in pursuit of the card, and the troubletwister twins know that whoever finds it first will gain access to a Gift more powerful or terrible than any other. Together they negotiate secret passages, talking parrots and animated suits of armour, while trying to control their own fledgling Gifts. It rapidly becomes impossible to know who to trust and who might be an agent – even among those closest to them.
45. Small Town America
||by: Gregory Humphrey, Brooke Williams, Sydney Katt, Rochelle Devoe, Cathy Franklin, Natashiah Jansen, Vicki Miller, Heather Egnor, Jordan Williams, Cher’ley Grogg, Kathy Malstaff Brew, Constance Wallace, Maria Stevens, Anne Mette Nordheim, Paige Covington, Ashley Bailey, Jeffrey Ohman, Sean Williams, Jean Golliher, Chuck Golliher, Ron Elbe, Heather Mahoney, Connie Green
Release date: Jul 30, 2012
Number of Pages: 257
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Shelby White is running for her life and trying to protect the people that she has come to love in a small town in Midwestern America in this thriller written by twenty-three different authors.
46. The Devoured Earth
In a glacial lake at the top of the world‚ salvation and destruction await … Haunted by a ghost from the future‚ Shilly and her man?kin allies are drawn into the snowbound mountains on a mission to save the world. Yod‚ trapped by the Castillo twins in the Void Beneath‚ may finally be breaking free. Hard on Shilly’s heels are Sal and his father‚ and an uneasy alliance of Sky Wardens‚ Panic and foresters. The stakes are high as ancient forces struggle for ascendancy‚ including the strange and alien glast‚ and a dragon with its own agenda. If the Goddess rises from her Tomb‚ the fate of the Ice Eaters will be sealed and they will kill anyone who tries to get in their way . . .
47. Echoes of Earth
In the early 22nd century, humans’ electronic reproductions, known as engrams, have been sent on fact-finding missions throughout the known universe-searching for signs of alien life. But what they find exceeds their wildest dreams-in nightmarish proportions.
48. Geodesica Descent
Geodesica: Descent concludes the compelling, space-faring adventure begun by Geodesica: Ascent. Three unlikely allies begin plotting their revenge against an artificial intelligence behind the destruction of the system of Bedlam – and fight to control the ancient labyrinth of Geodesica.
49. Troubletwisters Book 2: The Monster
The spectacular new middle-grade fantasy series from bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams. Since moving to the town of Portland, many bizarre things have happened to Jaide and Jack Shield. The twins have discovered their own magical powers–and have seen how they can go horribly wrong. They have met cats who talk and humans who keep silent about deep, dark secrets. And they have begun their fight against a deadly force known only as The Evil. Still, Jaide and Jack have yet to meet the strangest resident of Portland. It’s a creature that only comes out at night, a beast that defies human description. Jaide and Jack have never seen it . . . but they’re about to. And when they do, destruction and disaster won’t be too far away.
50. The Storm Weaver & The Sand
Sal and his friend Shilly have been joined by a third refugee, Skendar, by the time the make their way to the remote island that is the home of the famous, feared Haunted City, home of the Sky Wardens. Sal’s great aunt, the Syndic, is also there and she is determined to keep Sal under control, even if she has to imprison him to do it. But there are greater threats even than that. The ghosts that live behind the ancient glass of the City are restless. No one can say why they are stirred up and no one has any idea what they can do if they act. The golem is determined to make Sal do its bidding and will not stop short of murder to obtain his obedience. It appears that the Weavers have plans as well, yet no one knows, or will admit knowing, if the legendary Weavers even exist or what they are. Beset on all sides by dangerous powers and controlling agendas, Sal must find a way to choose his own path – or submit to a fate not of his own making.
Are you a troubletwister? Jaide and Jack Shield’s lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when they’re around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house…from the inside. Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X–a relative they’ve never, ever met. At Grandma X’s house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk. Jaide and Jack don’t know the reason behind all this strangeness. They don’t know that they’re troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth–and the powers that come with the truth. Are they ready?
52. Mystic Caterpillar
Will the caterpillar, grows up in a caterpillar society, wondering why things are the way they are, and wondering what he can do to free his friends from their lack of knowledge of truth. Can he succeed in showing them the way?
53. Fatal Alliance: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)
BioWare and LucasArts—creators of the hugely popular Star Wars:® Knights of the Old Republic® video game—have combined their storytelling talents and cutting-edge technology for an innovative new massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create their own personal Star Wars adventure 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader. Now #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams brings the world of the game to life in his latest novel, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance. Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone. None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world. But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
54. Reunion: Star Wars Legends
The Jedi move one step closer to saving the embattled galaxy— only to confront a formidable wall of resistance. The harrowing search for Zonama Sekot is finally over for Luke Skywalker, Jacen Solo, and the others aboard the Jade Shadow. But joy turns to alarm when the living planet sends a defiant message: it refuses to follow them back to a galaxy full of war, exploitation, and misery. While Luke works feverishly to persuade the elusive planet to reconsider, the Yuuzhan Vong launches a full-scale attack aimed at the heart of the new alliance. Sent to defend a major communications base, Han and Leia find themselves hopelessly outnumbered. Reinforcements are just too far away to help before everything is destroyed. So the courageous pair must now fight an unrelenting battle against staggering odds. Whether they actually survive is another matter. . . . Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
55. Bright Star of the West
This book explores the life and performance practices of the Irish sean-nØs singer Joe Heaney (1919-1984). Born in Connemara, Heaney grew up speaking the Irish language on a windswept coastal landscape, where he absorbed a rich oral heritage in Irish and in his second language, English.
56. Technical Writing for Teams
A unique, integrative, team-centered approach to writing and formatting technical documents Technical Professionals: Do you have difficulty producing high-quality documents with multiple contributors when faced with a tight deadline? Do you need a process that enables global team members to collaborate online as they produce sophisticated documents? Do you prefer the ease of a WYSIWG desktop publishing tool like Microsoft Word rather than more complex software like LaTeX? Professors and Graduate Students: Do you want to streamline the process of writing multi-investigator papers, reports, proposals, and books? Do you spend a lot of time formatting documents instead of thinking and writing? Do you write research papers in Microsoft Word and then need to convert them to LaTeX for your thesis? Do you write research papers in LaTeX and then need to convert them to Microsoft Word when embarking on collaborations with your colleagues from industry? Undergraduate Students: Do you need to write a research paper and don’t know where to start? Do you need to collaborate with classmates on a long paper and find yourself lost in organizational details rather than immersed in the content? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is for you. It provides an easy-to-learn system that streamlines individual and collaborative writing, allowing you and your teams to instantly become more productive and create the highest quality documents in a minimum amount of time. Introduced here are the STREAM Tools—Scientific and Technical wRiting, Editing, And file Management Tools—which unlock your collaborators’ potential and addresses team dynamics, separation of duties, and workflow. You’ll see how to ensure compatibility among multiple writers, achieve consistent formatting, organize content, integrate bibliographic databases, automate the process of document preparation, and move content between Microsoft Word and LaTeX. Checklists, guidelines, and success stories are also included to help you operate as efficiently as possible. From planning and editing documents to solving common team writing problems to managing workflow, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is the one-stop reference that allows teams to collaborate successfully and create unified, effective documents.
57. Curse of the Vampires
Ollie is lost. The world he came from is just one of many. Some of them are almost identical to his. Others contain cyborg pirates, living castles, talking cats-and now, hungry vampires too. Getting back home is proving surprisingly difficult. Fleeing from the eerie Fixers, Ollie lands in a village cursed by blood-sucking neighbours. It’s easy to take sides. But does Ollie choose the wrong one this time? And if so, how can he possibly put it right?
58. Invasion of the Freaks
Ollie really has his work cut out for him this time. Getting safely to the Fixers’ home world is just the first step. Then he has to find out what their plan is, seal up the holes in the multiverse, and get home again, all before his parents wake up and find him gone. Psychic typewriter – check. Telepathic TV – check. Wicked widget – check. He needs every advantage imaginable-and all the help from himself he can get.
59. The Blood Debt
In a remote city on the edge of two worlds, where blood has power and water is more precious than freedom, three far-flung friends unite on a quest to save their families. Sal Hrvati’s estranged father has brought more into the world than the woman he loved. Instead of saving her from the Void Beneath, he has summoned an unknown creature—a creature with a mission of its own and a past that stretches back to the beginning of the world. The quest to find both of them entangles Sal and his companions in a hunt for magical treasure on the floor of the Divide, a mighty crack in the earth inhabited by creatures that are not remotely human. Desert landscapes and dirigibles feature in a fast-paced fantasy that combines romance, adventure, and humor with an original take on magic. The Books of the Cataclysm take inspiration from many arcane and mythological sources. In positing that this world is just one of many “realms,” three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives, it begins in the present world but soon propels the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.
60. The Resurrected Man
Private detective Jonah McEwen is wanted for murder. Someone has been killing women who resemble Marylin Blaylock, his former colleague and ex-lover. The latest grisly discovery is right on his doorstep. He is the obvious suspect. The problem? He has been in a coma for three years – a coma he has no memory of entering. And there’s worse to come. Using matter transporter technology, or “d-mat,” a serial killer know only as the Twinmaker has been brutally torturing and killing perfect facsimiles of his victims and leaving the originals alive. As legal arguments rage about whether this even constitutes murder, Jonah finds himself in the awkward position of defending his innocence when his own exact copy might actually be guilty. Set in a time where the lines between human and machine are increasingly blurred, The Resurrected Man explores the future of terrorism, law enforcement, and globe-spanning conspiracies. A perfect blend of suspense and science fiction, the novel follows the complexities of Jonah and Marylin’s relationship and their quest to find the killer before he strikes again, as well as unravelling the tensions between Jonah and his father – a man who has been dead for three years but who might yet hold the key to everything… Nominated for the Aurealis Award and winner of the Ditmar Award, The Resurrected Man was hailed as a “tour de force” in Australia, the author’s home country, and described as “compulsively readable” by Locus.
61. Castle of the Zombies
Ollie Jolson has stumbled across a secret so big no-one will ever believe him. He’s fallen into a world where walls can literally have ears-and eyes, and brains, and stomachs too. The despicable Lord Wight wants to take over everything and everyone, and only a couple of kids stand in his way. One of them is still in his pyjamas. When you’re lost in a space-time continuum, getting home is much harder than it sounds.
62. Star Wars. The Force. Unleashed
Seemingly returned from the dead, the assassin Starkiller, who has been purged of his memories, reunites with beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse to fight back against Darth Vader and avoid permanent enslavement to the dark side of the Force
63. Jesus and the Magic Mushroom
This book points out the undeniable similarities between the teachings of Jesus via the Gospel of Thomas, the psychedelic experience, mysticism, and the near death experience, to guide us down the road of life toward our ultimate destination, spiritual consciousness. The knowledge within this book can help you achieve for yourself what a lifetime of religion will fail to do for you.
64. The Hanging Mountains
The Divide is flooded, at great cost of human – and inhuman – life. Far from home, Sal, Shilly and Skender seek the source of the deluge in the legendary Hanging Mountains, traveling in a magical ship of bone. New threats await them in the fog forests of the Panic, and new tests of their friendship. Caught in a conflict that erupts between two long-forgotten civilizations, they struggle to discern ally from foe, and to find trust when it is needed most. In their wake comes the Homunculus, vessel and prison of the Castillo twins – sole, strange survivors of the catastrophe that changed the world forever, a thousand years ago. Their mission is paramount, their urgency contagious. Something much darker and deadlier than the Swarm is stirring in the heart of the mountains. And for Habryn Kail, already assumed dead by his masters, it might really be the finish of him, this time …
65. The Grand Conjunction
Six hundred thousand years after Imre Bergamasc’s abdication, a rebellion is brewing underneath the veneer of civilization and Imre’s unexpected and unwelcome return threatens the fate of humanity and ignites a war that could destroy the seemingly peaceful galaxy. Original.
66. The Scarecrow
Ros and Adi, their guardian and an all-knowing camel continue their adventure to deliver a dangerous burden to the bottom of the ocean. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious stranger, who disappears along with their guardian, Varis. Ages 10+.
67. The Dust Devils
Continuing Ros’s extraordinary adventures in the Broken Lands …Adi’s body has been borne away across the desert by her Clan, but her spirit remains Ros’s constant companion. If he can’t find the travellers in time, Adi will be presumed dead and her body cremated, leaving her a ghost forever.But Ros is not prepared for the dangers lurking in the shifting sands. Rescued from bandits and Dust Devils by a boy named Yury, he takes refuge in Yury’s home – an extensive network of tunnels known as Dunetown – and learns that Yury in turn needs Ros’s help. His family has been kidnapped by the sand bandits, a ruthless gang led by a psychopath obsessed with treasure and power.Ros must learn to trust again, and to overcome those who cannot ever be trusted. Darker things lurk in the desert than Dust Devils and sand bandits. And, all the while, Adi’s voice is a constant reminder that time is running out …’Sean Williams is without doubt the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ Aurealis MagazineAge 10 – 14
68. Star wars force unleashed novel
The Jedi order has been crushed under the devious hand of Emperor Palpatine. A new order has risen, one that seeks to dominate the galaxy using the iron fist of Darth Vader. But Vader cannot control an entire galaxy alone. He has selected his own apprentice from among those gifted with Force-sensitive abilities.
69. Earth Ascendant
When Imre Bergamasc, the First Prime of the Returned Continuum, is kidnapped by an unknown entity, which results in the deaths of innocent people, he is forced to return to Earth where saboteurs and dissidents threaten to destroy his empire. Original.
70. The Changeling
Ros, a young boy living on a drought-stricken farm, makes friends with the invisible Escher, who begins to train him in the magic of the Change. His journey leads him to leave the farm in order to decide who is telling the truth and who his real friends are.
71. Saturn Returns
When a former mercenary commander, Imre Bergamasc, awakens in the 879th millennium on the edge of the galactic rim with large portions of his memory missing, he understandably has a few questions – not the least of which is: why is he now a woman?
72. The Crooked Letter
From opposite sides of death, mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo grapple with a reality neither of them suspected, although it has been encoded in myths and legends for millennia. The Books of the Cataclysm begin in the present world but soon propel the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.
73. Force Heretic III
After finding the sentient planet of Zonama Sekot, Luke Skywalker and his companions are confronted with a new dilemma when the living world refuses to follow them back to a galaxy wracked by war and misery, while the Yuuzhan Vong launch a vicious new campaign against the new alliance, leaving Han and Leia facing a perilous battle against hopeless odds. Original.
Determined to contain the Yuuzhan Vong and bring peace to the galaxy, Luke Skywalker searches for Zonama Sekot–a planet that long ago had repelled an invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong–hoping the planet’s secrets will end the threat of war.
While Luke Skywalker and the Jedi continue their search for Zonama Sekot, a living planet that holds the key to defeating the Yuuzhan Vong, Han and Leia confront deception and treachery as they struggle to bring peace to a region of the galaxy that has descended into chaos.
76. The Sound of the Ancestral Ship
This book examines the ways in which the urban aristocratic Sundanese of West Java recall the rural past of their ancestors through performances of the tembang Sunda ensemble (voice, zithers, and bamboo flute). This is the first book on Indonesian music that focuses on a non-gamelan ensemble as well as the first book to highlight Sundanese cosmological and cultural practices through an examination of musical performance. It reveals some of the musical tensions and points of connection between men and women, rural people and urbanites, and the classes. Illustrated with photographs and brief musical examples, this book also includes a CD.
78. Metal Fatigue
After the nuclear war, the American city of Kennedy has walled itself off from the decline of the former USA. But now there is a crisis, technologies are failing, repairs are not forthcoming and a series of political assassinations and data thefts begins
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