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Agent to the Stars

Agent to the Stars ebook ISBN: 9781429961431
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: John Scalzi
Number of Pages: 368 
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From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner, John Scalzi, a gleeful mash-up of science fiction and Hollywood satire The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it's quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he's going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster. Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts 1. Lock In 2. Head On The Interdepency Sequence 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire Old Man's War Series 1. Old Man’s War 2. The Ghost Brigades 3. The Last Colony 4. Zoe’s Tale 5. The Human Division 6. The End of All Things At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Imprésario du troisième type

Imprésario du troisième type ebook ISBN: 9789024279135
Publisher: L\'Atalante
Author: John Scalzi
Number of Pages: 416 
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Les Yherajks sont des extraterrestres pacifiques et ils aimeraient bien se présenter à nous. Mais les bonnes intentions ne suffisent pas. Car les Yherajks sont des blobs, des masses gélatineuses informes propres à susciter la répugnance. Pire, ils puent épouvantablement. Dans ces conditions, comment aborder l’humanité sans déclencher une déplorable réaction de rejet? La solution s’appelle Tom Stein. Tom est un jeune, brillant et ambitieux agent d’artistes à Hollywood, fin négociateur et organisateur de plans de carrière. À lui de s’y coller, de préparer le terrain, d’imaginer par quel biais opérer la rencontre des deux espèces à leur profit mutuel. De concevoir le plan de com’ adéquat. Un défi à la mesure de la verve de John Scalzi, l’auteur du Vieil Homme et la guerre.

Les Pionniers du chaos

Les Pionniers du chaos ebook ISBN: 2820525652
Publisher: Bragelonne
Author: Norman Spinrad
Number of Pages: 184 
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Boris Johnson rêve de démocratie. Sous le joug de l'Hégémonie, l'humanité vit sous contrôle permanent, et la moindre incartade est punie d'une mort immédiate. La liste des interdits ? Personne ne la connaît exactement... Dans l'ombre, la Ligue pour la Démocratie et la Confrérie des Assassins luttent pour décapiter le pouvoir. La première saura-t-elle répondre aux aspirations de ceux qui souffrent ? À quelles extrémités la seconde est-elle prête à en venir pour restaurer la liberté par le chaos ? La liberté... un concept banni depuis si longtemps. La réponse que cherche Boris se trouve-t-elle parmi eux ? Ou devrait-il lever les yeux vers les étoiles ? « Une éblouissante démonstration politique. L’intelligence et la maîtrise de Spinrad éclatent. » Jean-Pierre Andrevon « Un livre à lire en priorité. » Joël Houssin

L'Agent secret

L'Agent secret ebook ISBN: 2369552123
Publisher: A verba futuroruM
Author: Joseph Conrad
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Le sujet est l'histoire noire et comique d’espions provocateurs et agents anarchistes d'une puissance étrangère non nommée dans les ruelles mal famées de Londres au début du XXème . Le personnage principal, Verloc, est un agent secret infiltrant le milieu anarchiste, impliqué dans un ambitieux plan terroriste qui aboutit à poser une bombe à l'observatoire de Greenwich. Unabomber se serait inspiré de ce roman pour commettre ses actes.

La controverse de Zara XXIII

La controverse de Zara XXIII ebook ISBN: 2367934851
Publisher: L\'Atalante
Author: John Scalzi
Number of Pages: 320 
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Prospecteur indépendant sur une des planètes minières de la toute-puissante compagnie Zarathoustra, Jack Holloway découvre un filon d’innombrables pierres précieuses dont une seule suffira à le mettre quelque temps à l’abri du besoin... si les avocats de son client ne trouvent pas le moyen de l’en déposséder. Le même jour l’alarme de son domicile se déclenche. On s’est introduit chez lui. S’agit-il d’un cambrioleur ? Non ! L’intrus se révèle être une adorable boule de poils d’une espièglerie confondante. Mais sans doute ne vit-elle pas seule sur cette planète... Bientôt, les cadres de la compagnie s’avisent du problème : si le petit peuple à fourrure de Zara XXIII est doué de raison, c’en sera fini de l’exploitation de son sous-sol par une entreprise étrangère. À leurs yeux, la solution est simple : tout faire pour que ne soit pas reconnue cette intelligence. Ainsi débute La controverse de Zara XXIII. Avec son humour coutumier, John Scalzi laisse cette fois encore libre cours à ses idées humanistes dans cette histoire pleine de rebondissements où il dénonce l’âpreté au gain des puissants, l’individualisme de tous et la vulnérabilité des plus faibles.

Sombres étoiles

Sombres étoiles ebook ISBN: 2745993259
Publisher: Editions Milan
Author: Malorie Blackman
Number of Pages: 416 
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Nous sommes au xxiie siècle. Dans l'espace, les guerres de clans font rage, et le danger est partout. Pourtant, même perdue dans les étoiles, l'étincelle de l'amour peut naître...

Agent of Chaos

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Publisher: Norman Spinrad
Author: Norman Spinrad
Number of Pages: 157 
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The Hegemonic Council has scanner eyes everywhere. If anyone is caught doing a forbidden act by the scanner eyes, they are vaporized. Scanner eyes are in every public place, and soon to be in private residences. The populace doesn't seem to mind too much, as their government has gotten rid of disease, hunger, unemployment, war, and other problems. Boris Johnson is part of an underground rebellion, the rather unorganized Democratic League. Plot after plot to unseat or assassinate the Hegmonic leader is squashed by a secretive group called the Brotherhood of Assassins, who has spies everywhere. The Hegemonic government is on the side of control and order, the Democratic League is on the side of personal freedoms, and the Brotherhood of Assassins are on the side of Chaos.

Les enfermés

Les enfermés ebook ISBN: 2367934223
Publisher: L\'Atalante
Author: John Scalzi
Number of Pages: 336 
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Un nouveau virus extrêmement contagieux s'est abattu sur la Terre. Quatre cents millions de morts. Si la plupart des malades, cependant, n'y ont réagi que par des symptômes grippaux dont ils se sont vite remis, un pour cent des victimes ont subi ce qu'il est convenu d'appeler le « syndrome d'Haden » : parfaitement conscients, ils ont perdu tout contrôle de leur organisme ; sans contact avec le monde, prisonniers de leur chair, ils sont devenus des « enfermés ». Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, dans une société reformatée par cette crise décisive, ces enfermés, les « hadens », disposent désormais d'implants cérébraux qui leur permettent de communiquer. Ils peuvent aussi emprunter des androïdes qui accueillent leur conscience, les « cispés », voire se faire temporairement héberger par certains rescapés de la maladie qu'on nomme « intégrateurs »... Haden de son état, Chris Shane est aussi depuis peu agent du FBI. À sa première enquête, sous la houlette de sa coéquipière Leslie Vann, c'est justement sur un intégrateur que se portent les soupçons. S'il était piloté par un haden, retrouver le coupable ne sera pas coton. Et c'est peu dire : derrière une banale affaire de meurtre se profilent des enjeux colossaux, tant financiers que politiques.

Agent of the Unknown

Agent of the Unknown ebook ISBN: 1434458644
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Author: Margaret St. Clair
Number of Pages: 132 
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Don Haig had been content to lie around and drink in the synthetic beauty of the pleasure planetoid Fyon, until a woman came into his life. A woman more beautiful and more perfect than any other female in the galaxy. A woman who brought about a curious change in Don. For she was a pocket-sized doll -- a very strange and miraculous puppet who shed constant tears and held powers that Don never even dreamed of. But what Don did know was that dangerous alien forces were swiftly focussing on him and his living puppet .. and that he had to discover the doll's super-scientific secret before his own life was smashed to atoms!

Contested Culture

Contested Culture ebook ISBN: 0807861642
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Author: Jane M. Gaines
Number of Pages: 360 
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Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.

Japanese Agent in Tibet

Japanese Agent in Tibet ebook ISBN: 9780906026243
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Author: Hisao Kimura,Scott Berry
Number of Pages: 232 
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In October 1943 a small group of Mongolian pilgrims set off westward from Inner Mongolia. Before them lay a confused battleground where the Japanese and rival armies of Chinese and Mongolians fought over the fate of Central Asia. Among the pilgrims was a young monk named Dawa Sangpo beginning what was probably the greatest travel adventure undertaken by anyone of his nationality in this century; for he was not Mongolian at all, but an enterprising Japanese named Hisao Kimura.

Lock In

Lock In ebook ISBN: 1466849355
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: John Scalzi
Number of Pages: 336 
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A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated. But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In The Stars Part I

In The Stars Part I ebook ISBN: 1909192325
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Author: Debbie McGowan
Number of Pages: 480 
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Some things are just meant to be, or sometimes it seems that way. Like old uni pals inexplicably moving to your hometown, or realising that your childhood best friend is the love of your life, or landing a star role in a hit TV series that could well be your autobiography. Fate, karma, written in the stars, or just bizarre quirks of coincidence? For better or worse, the events of the next six months will push the friends to the limits. For The Circle can expand and contract, but it is always whole; eternal. Set over a period of six months (January–June), In The Stars Part I explores the day-to-day lives of The Circle—nine friends from high school, now in their late thirties—following them through a year of celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions. In The Stars Part I is Season Four in the Hiding Behind The Couch Series. This book is also available as six separate episodes. The story follows chronologically from The Harder They Fall (Season Three), Crying in the Rain (Novel) and First Christmas (Novella). It continues in Breaking Waves (Novella) and In The Stars Part II (Season Five). For those readers unfamiliar with the series, In The Stars re-introduces the main characters, so you could pick it up from here and perhaps catch up with the previous books later. * * * * * What readers say about the Hiding Behind The Couch Series: “The remarkable characterisation in these novels is what makes them for me.” “This story reminds me of my favorite movies about friendship and relationships.” “Few authors have explored the depths of longtime friends within a group, or ‘circle’ the way Debbie McGowan has!” “I have a love-hate relationship with Debbie McGowan’s Hiding Behind the Couch Series. I love to read them, I HATE it when they’re over.”

Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs ebook ISBN: 9782253119029
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Number of Pages: 381 
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Londres, 1929. Maisie Dobbs monte sa propre agence de détective privé. Un métier peu commun pour une jeune femme. Mais cette fille d'un modeste marchand de quatre saisons n'est pas comme les autres. Placée comme domestique dans une demeure aristocratique de Belgravia, elle réussit à intégrer le prestigieux Girton College de Cambridge, au prix d'un travail acharné. Mais, quand survient la Grande Guerre, elle n'hésite pas à endosser l'uniforme d'infirmière, quitte à voir tous ses espoirs disparaître dans le sang et la boue des champs de bataille français. Sa première affaire la replonge justement dans les années sombres de la guerre et elle va devoir affronter les fantômes qui la hantent depuis plus de dix ans. Le premier roman de Jacqueline Winspear, qui a su créer une charmante héroïne, sorte de Sherlock Holmes mâtiné de Freud !

In The Stars Part II: Cancer–Sagittarius

In The Stars Part II: Cancer–Sagittarius ebook ISBN: 1909192368
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Author: Debbie McGowan
Number of Pages: 572 
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“You must learn to look beyond the evidence. It shows only what you wish to believe is real, not what you really wish to believe.” Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love… (Hamlet, Shakespeare) The Circle is in flux. It’s been a hectic six months, and as the friends head into the heat of summer, more trials await that will truly test the bonds of friendship. For whilst a circle may contract and may even at times constrict, it can also expand, accommodate, embrace. And it is always whole. Eternal. Set over a period of six months (July–December), In The Stars Part II continues to explore the day-to-day lives of The Circle—nine friends from high school, now in their late thirties—following them through a year of celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions. In The Stars Part II is Season Five in the Hiding Behind The Couch Series. This book is also available as six separate episodes. The story follows chronologically from In The Stars Part I (Season Four) and Breaking Waves (Novella). It continues in A Midnight Clear (Novella), Red Hot Christmas (Novella) and Two By Two (Season Six). For those readers unfamiliar with the series, In The Stars Part I re-introduces the main characters, so you could pick it up from there and perhaps catch up with the previous books later. * * * * * WARNING: this story contains intimate (moderately explicit) scenes between consenting opposite sex (F/M) adults. * * * * * What readers say about the Hiding Behind The Couch Series: “The remarkable characterisation in these novels is what makes them for me.” “This story reminds me of my favorite movies about friendship and relationships.” “Few authors have explored the depths of longtime friends within a group, or ‘circle’ the way Debbie McGowan has!” “The way the author deals with the complexities and issues in these books is delicate and compassionate, but with a matter-of fact-grit that smacks of reality.”

Le vent nous portera

Le vent nous portera ebook ISBN: 2811222545
Publisher: Hauteville
Author: Jojo Moyes
Number of Pages: 608 
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Animée par une soif d’aventures et de grands espaces, Alice s’éprend d’un bel Américain et s’empresse d’accepter sa demande en mariage, laissant derrière elle son Angleterre poussiéreuse. Mais le rêve américain est mis à rude épreuve au cours de la Grande Dépression dans la petite ville du Kentucky où elle atterrit, entre un mari qui s’avère décevant et un beau-père au tempérament ombrageux. Aussi, quand la jeune femme répond à l’appel d’Eleanor Roosevelt pour créer des bibliothèques ambulantes afin de lutter contre l’illettrisme, c’est d’abord pour échapper à son quotidien étouffant. Elle se lie alors d’amitié avec Margery, une femme qui n’a peur de rien ni de personne. Ensemble, elles se jettent à corps perdu dans l’aventure et sillonnent à cheval les montagnes du Kentucky, bravant tous les dangers, pour apporter des livres dans les zones les plus reculées. Mais s’il y a bien une chose dont ces porteuses d’histoires ne manquent pas, c’est de courage. Un roman profondément émouvant sur l’épopée de la culture et l’émancipation féminine.

Appled

Appled ebook ISBN: 1105650790
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Maritess Emborgo
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Retro Ball Parks

Retro Ball Parks ebook ISBN: 9781572333512
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Author: Daniel Rosensweig
Number of Pages: 210 
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore opened in 1992 as an intentional antidote to the modern multiuse athletic stadium. Home to only one sport and featuring accents of classic parks of previous generations. Oriole Park attempted to reconstitute Baltimore's past while serving as a cornerstone of downtown redevelopment. Since the gates opened at Camden yards, more than a dozen other American cities have constructed "new old" major league parks - Cleveland, Detroit, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Houston, Arlington, Texas, and San Diego. In Retro Ball Parks, Daniel Rosenweig explores the cultural and economic role of retro baseball parks and traces the cultural implications of re-creating the old in new urban spaces. According to Rosenweig, the new urban landscape around these retro stadiums often presents a more homogenous culture than the one the new park replaced. Indeed, whole sections of cities have razed in order to build stadiums that cater to clientele eager to enjoy a nostalgic urban experience. This mandate to draw suburban residents and tourists to the heart of downtown, combined with the accompanying gentrification of these newly redeveloped areas, has fundamentally altered historic urban centers. Focusing on Cleveland's Jacobs Field as a case study, Rosenweig explores the political economy surrounding the construction of downtown ball parks, which have emerged as key components of urban entertainment-based development. Blending economic and cultural analysis, he considers the intersection of race and class in these new venues. For example, he shows that African American consumers in the commercial district around Jacobs Field have largely been replaced by symbolic representations of African American culture, such as piped-in rap music and Jackie Robinson replica jerseys. He concludes that the question of authenticity, the question of what it means to simultaneously commemorate and commodify the past in retro ball parks, mirrors larger cultural issues regarding the nature and implications of urban redevelopment and gentrification. Daniel Rosensweig is a professor in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Virginia