DarkFire

Author: E W Farnsworth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326594877

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 7734

E W Farnsworth's DarkFire at the Edge of Time brings together twenty-five visionary science fiction stories focusing on events leading up to and following the launch of the Spaceship Arcturus, destined to an epic voyage through space to the edge of the universe and back again. Avatars and AIs mature by programming themselves and acquiring human characteristics as they discover romance, sex, joy and pain. While alluding to works by Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Norbert Wiener, H P Lovecraft and Alan Turing, Farnsworth's brainy stories break new ground. Amongst the twenty-five stories, "The Joys of Rayovision" explores early experimentation in teleportation; "Shell Game" features using DNA for encoding messages in outer space; and numerous other stories postulate the practicality of a neutrino communicator. The reader can read sequentially or delve into this collection in any direction. The variety of perspectives caters for every mood, inclination and intellectual capacity.

Darkfire Kiss

A Dragonfire Novel

Author: Deborah Cooke

Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke

ISBN: 1988479517

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4076

For one woman, he will risk more than his life… Rafferty Powell has exchanged challenge coins with his arch-nemesis Magnus Montmorency, and their next battle will be their last. But Rafferty never expected to meet a woman whose desire for Magnus’ downfall matches his own—and whose presence sparks Rafferty’s long-awaited firestorm. Since facing her own mortality, investigative reporter Melissa Smith has resolved to live without fear. She’s determined to make the seemingly untouchable Magnus pay for his role in ending her friend’s life – no matter the price to herself. When her quest entwines with Rafferty’s, Melissa finds herself risking more than she ever thought possible. Because the heat between them unleashes the darkfire—an awesome force of Pyr legend, one that won’t be sated until everything they know has been tested and remade. “Deborah Cooke’s Dragonfire novels are impossible to put down. DARKFIRE KISS is no exception. I dare any reader to skim any part of this terrific story!”—Romance Reviews Today *** The Dragonfire Series of Paranormal Romances Each Dragonfire Novel is a complete romance, but you would probably prefer to read them in order to follow the story of the Dragon's Tail Wars, the final battle for supremacy between the Pyr and the evil Slayers. The series is complete with fourteen stories. 1. Kiss of Fire (Quinn and Sara) 2. Kiss of Fury (Donovan and Alex) 3. Kiss of Fate (Erik and Eileen) 4. Winter Kiss (Delaney and Ginger) 5. Harmonia's Kiss (a short story about the Dragon's Tooth Warriors) 6. Whisper Kiss (Niall and Rox) 7. Darkfire Kiss (Rafferty and Melissa) 8. Flashfire (Lorenzo and Cassie) 9. Ember's Kiss (Brandon and Liz) 10. Kiss of Danger (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Alexander and Katina) 11. Kiss of Darkness (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Damien and Petra) 12. Kiss of Destiny (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Thad and Aura) 13. Serpent's Kiss (Thorolf and Chandra) 14. Firestorm Forever (Sloane and Sam, plus Drake and Veronica, and Marcus and Jac. Yes, this book has THREE firestorms and is the big finish.) The three Dragon Legion novellas are also available in a bundle called The Dragon Legion Collection. There is a world guide in the works called Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion. *** Keywords: dragon, dragon shifter romance, destined mate, action adventure, urban fantasy romance, dragonfire, romantic comedy, scars, outsider, loner, cancer survivor, Wales, Welsh hero, Merlin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken

Darkfire

A Book of Underrealm

Author: Garrett Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941076217

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 8694

A FLIGHT FROM DANGER LANDS LOREN IN GREATER PERIL A #1 Bestseller in Fantasy Xain's madness has branded Loren and her friends, and even Jordel, fugitives from not only the king's law but Jordel's order of Mystics. Now their only hope lies in a hidden stronghold far to the north of the kingdom of Selvan. Now that their steps are hounded, they must take an even more dangerous route through the Greatrock Mountains to the west. But more than Mystics and constables will pursue them, as dark creatures stalk them from the shadows of high peaks, and the presence of a mysterious foe known only as "The Lord" looms over them. And in the darkness of his shadow, one traveler's journey will end forever. "People should check out Garrett, he is an excellent vlogger and writer." -- Hank Green "An intriguing tale, well presented [with] some intense encounters, graphically described." -- R. Nicholson, top Amazon reviewer "Robinson is a skilled author, particularly when creating interesting female characters. He has oodles of talent and is destined for great things." -- Shen Hart, TheReviewHart.com Book 3 of the Nightblade Epic JOIN THOUSANDS OF READERS IN AN EPIC ADVENTURE. GET IT NOW.

Kiss of Destiny

A Dragonfire Novella

Author: Deborah Cooke

Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke

ISBN: 1927477255

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 8102

He will sacrifice anything to win his destined love... When the darkfire crystal takes the dragon shape shifters Thad and Drake to an unknown location, only fulfilling his firestorm matters to Thad. Little does he know that in following its light to his destined mate, he’s stepping into the realm of the gods, a place so forbidden to mortals that any who enter it must die. Aura has always been skeptical of long-term promises—but Thad is irresistible. No sooner does Aura surrender than the gods demand their due of her dragon shifter. Can she save Thad and make the dream of the firestorm come true? *** The Dragonfire Series of Paranormal Romances Each Dragonfire Novel is a complete romance, but you would probably prefer to read them in order to follow the story of the Dragon's Tail Wars, the final battle for supremacy between the Pyr and the evil Slayers. The series is complete with fourteen stories. 1. Kiss of Fire (Quinn and Sara) 2. Kiss of Fury (Donovan and Alex) 3. Kiss of Fate (Erik and Eileen) 4. Winter Kiss (Delaney and Ginger) 5. Harmonia's Kiss (a short story about the Dragon's Tooth Warriors) 6. Whisper Kiss (Niall and Rox) 7. Darkfire Kiss (Rafferty and Melissa) 8. Flashfire (Lorenzo and Cassie) 9. Ember's Kiss (Brandon and Liz) 10. Kiss of Danger (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Alexander and Katina) 11. Kiss of Darkness (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Damien and Petra) 12. Kiss of Destiny (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Thad and Aura) 13. Serpent's Kiss (Thorolf and Chandra) 14. Firestorm Forever (Sloane and Sam, plus Drake and Veronica, and Marcus and Jac. Yes, this book has THREE firestorms and is the big finish.) The three Dragon Legion novellas are also available in a bundle called The Dragon Legion Collection. There is a world guide in the works called Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion. *** Keywords: dragon, dragon shifter romance, destined mate, action adventure, urban fantasy romance, dragonfire, romantic comedy, time travel romance, ancient world, second chance at love, destined lovers, witch, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken

Feuer der Vergeltung

Historischer Kriminalroman

Author: C.J. Sansom

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037051

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5136

England, 1540: Die Suche nach der Wunderwaffe Es ist Mai anno 1540, genau drei Jahre nach den Vorfällen im Kloster Scarnsea. Matthew Shardlake hat sich aus Cromwells Dunstkreis enttäuscht zurückgezogen, nachdem er dessen Intrigen und Machenschaften auf die Schliche gekommen war. Er lebt seitdem unbehelligt in London und soll als Rechtsanwalt eine junge Frau aus gutem Hause vertreten, der vorgeworfen wird, ihren Cousin ermordet zu haben. Die junge Frau schweigt zu alldem. Matthew ist aber von ihrer Unschuld überzeugt und versucht mit allen Mitteln, sie dem Foltertod zu entreissen. In dieser Zeit tritt auch Cromwell wieder in sein Leben: Dessen Stern ist bei Heinrich VIII. im Sinken begriffen, nachdem er diesem die deutsche Prinzession Anne von Kleve als Ehefrau vermittelt hat. Heinrich VIII. ist entsetzt über diese Wahl und hat sich schon wieder in Catherine Howard, ein Teenager und pikanterweise die Nichte des Herzogs von Norfolk, verliebt. Um sich die Gunst des Königs wieder zu sichern, braucht Cromwell etwas Spektakuläres, wobei Matthew Shardlake ihm helfen soll. In London geht das Gerücht um, dass es Leute gibt, die wissen,wie man ein griechisches Feuer entfacht - eine willkommene Waffe im heraufziehenden Krieg gegen Spanien und Frankreich. Shardlake soll die Formel besorgen - koste es, was es wolle.

Dark Fire

Author: Chris d'Lacey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408314193

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1200

With the Earth on the brink of recolonisation by dragons, David Rain is sent on an important mission: to seek out and destroy a trace of dark fire, the deadliest force in the universe. But with success could come a terrible price, the sacrifice of a beloved clay dragon. How much does the life of one small dragon count, when the alternative is the birth of a darkling...?

Dark Fire

Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330503634

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 7663

Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Dark Fire is the second thrilling historical crime novel from C. J. Sansom. It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment . . . The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother horribly murdered - the formula has disappeared. Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client's innocence. But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems . . .

Dark Fire

Number 6 in series

Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405514248

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1417

When Darius, the leader of a small band of Carpathian musicians, first sees the new mechanic hired to work on the band's touring vehicles, he is astonished to see the red colour of her hair. It has been centuries since he last saw colours or even felt emotions. Although mechanic Tempest Trine needs the job, she quickly realises she's bitten off more than she can chew. Tempest has always felt different, apart from others. But from the moment his arms close around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seems to understand her unique gifts. But does his kiss offer the love and belonging she seeks, or a danger more potent than anything she has ever known?

Dark Fire (The Last Dragon Chronicles #5)

Author: Chris d'Lacey

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545365420

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6894

Chris d'Lacey is back with more magic and dragons in the fifth book of his New York Times bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles! David Rain was lost in the Arctic and it was up to his daughter, Alexa, to bring him back. This one little girl had the power to save her father, but when she found him, she uncovered a lot more than just David: Dragons have finally returned to Earth as well. . . . Don't miss Chris d'Lacey's addition to his rich dragon mythology in his next series, The Erth Dragons!

Dark Fire

Author: Robyn Donald

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459284518

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 1419

Dancing With the Devil… "You're certainly not in love with Paul. Because you want to go to bed with me." Devilish words indeed. But what made Flint Jansen so arrogantly assume that Aura would choose him over Paul—his friend and Aura's warm and loyal fiancé? From the moment they met, he had shattered Aura's world. It was true, she found him undeniably attractive, overwhelmingly charistmatic. So much so that she now faced a battle with her conscience and with Flint: both demanded that she abandon security and her fiancé. She had to cancel the wedding—but could she entrust herself to Flint's dark seduction…?

DarkFire Continuum

Author: E W Farnsworth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244904014

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 5754

Since the appearance of E. W. Farnsworth's 'DarkFire at the Edge of Time' in early 2016, the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increased exponentially. From AI to robotics, 2016 was long prophesied as the year when the machines would start "taking over,"" Now it is happening, according to Vivek Wadhwa of Crunch Network. Yet AIs and robots have come as our friends and helpmeets to improve our lives. They will become, as Lincoln wrote, the "better angels of our nature." From the 'Sarah Tetralogy' through the journey of Spaceship Arcturus conveying brilliant humans, artificial intelligences and avatars beyond the end of the universe, to 'Renaissance', which recounts the spaceship's successful return to instantiate a new Eden which replaces the black crisp that humans have made of Earth, these stories continue in the vein of DarkFire and his friend, the inimitable Loc Phuket. Science Fiction to some, perhaps, yet, day by day, increasingly part of our current events.

The Dragon Legion Collection

Three Dragonfire Novellas

Author: Deborah Cooke

Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke

ISBN: 1927477263

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9939

They will sacrifice anything to regain the loves they've lost... When the Dragon Legion take custody of the darkfire crystal, Drake and his fellow dragon shifters fear that the sorcery trapped in the stone is bent on destroying them. In Kiss of Danger, Alexander defends his wife and son from a vicious killer who has followed him through time. In Kiss of Darkness, Damien enters the realm of the dead to fix an old mistake, but loses his shifting abilities. In Kiss of Destiny, Thad believes he can secure the future of all the dragon shifters known as the Pyr, if only he can win the heart of the elusive woman who sparks his firestorm. Will the darkfire demand all they have to give, or is the unpredictable magic giving these dragon warriors a second chance? *** The Dragonfire Series of Paranormal Romances Each Dragonfire Novel is a complete romance, but you would probably prefer to read them in order to follow the story of the Dragon's Tail Wars, the final battle for supremacy between the Pyr and the evil Slayers. The series is complete with fourteen stories. 1. Kiss of Fire (Quinn and Sara) 2. Kiss of Fury (Donovan and Alex) 3. Kiss of Fate (Erik and Eileen) 4. Winter Kiss (Delaney and Ginger) 5. Harmonia's Kiss (a short story about the Dragon's Tooth Warriors) 6. Whisper Kiss (Niall and Rox) 7. Darkfire Kiss (Rafferty and Melissa) 8. Flashfire (Lorenzo and Cassie) 9. Ember's Kiss (Brandon and Liz) 10. Kiss of Danger (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Alexander and Katina) 11. Kiss of Darkness (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Damien and Petra) 12. Kiss of Destiny (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Thad and Aura) 13. Serpent's Kiss (Thorolf and Chandra) 14. Firestorm Forever (Sloane and Sam, plus Drake and Veronica, and Marcus and Jac. Yes, this book has THREE firestorms and is the big finish.) The three Dragon Legion novellas are also available in a bundle called The Dragon Legion Collection. There is a world guide in the works called Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion. *** Keywords: dragon, dragon shifter romance, destined mate, action adventure, urban fantasy romance, dragonfire, romantic comedy, time travel romance, ancient world, second chance at love, destined lovers, witch, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken

Hellfire

Author: Kate Douglas

Publisher: Zebra

ISBN: 1420120026

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5044

A new, more dangerous vortex has opened in the besieged Earth and the innocent souls of animals are being invaded by the malevolent strength of a powerful demon. For Ginny Jones, there can be no greater wrong--and to make it right, she joins forces with the Lemurian, Alton, a hard-bodied hero not of her world. Under a black moon, pitched battles for the survival of all that is good will be fought once more. The heat of their sensual passion emboldens the two warriors. . .but such passion may well betray them. . . Yet Alton is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice--life itself--for the human woman he loves. But time is fast running out. . .and time, like fire, devours all. . . Praise for Kate Douglas and Demonfire "Delicious, sexy. . .with a demon lover to die for and an everywoman heroine who rises to the challenge." --Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author "Wildly entertaining. A fabulous new world for fans of the paranormal." --Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903821

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 8110

The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

R.E.M.'s Murmur

Author: J. Niimi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416728

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 9281

R.E.M.'s debut album, released in 1983, was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular music that it still sounds miraculous and out of time today. J. Niimi tells the story of the album's genesis - with fascinating input from Don Dixon and Mitch Easter. He also investigates Michael Stipe's hypnotic, mysterious lyrics, and makes the case for Murmur as a work of Southern Gothic art. EXCEPRT: In the course of an interview that took place some twenty years ago, Michael Stipe made passing reference to an essay that had a deep impact on him. It's what came to his mind when, after having been harangued by fans and journalists alike about Murmur's lyrics, already grown weary from having to continually entertain their broad speculations, he finally threw up his hands. "Anyone who really wants to figure out the words to our songs should probably read this essay, then go back and listen," Stipe told the interviewer. "It talks about how people misinterpret something that's being said, and come up with a little phrase or word that actually defines the essence of what the original was better than the original did." What Stipe was trying to say is that if you want answers to R.E.M., you're not only looking in the wrong place, you're also asking the wrong questions.

Der Pfeil der Rache

Historischer Kriminalroman

Author: C.J. Sansom

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010757

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 2079

Juni 1545: Michael Calfhill war Lehrer bei der Familie Hobbeys und wurde nicht müde, auf das schreiende Unrecht hinzuweisen, das den beiden Mündeln Emma und Hugh widerfuhr. Doch nun ist er tot – erhängt. Die Ermittlungen in diesem Fall führen Matthew Shardlake nach Portsmouth, wo die gesamte englische Flotte vor Anker liegt. Gefahr und Angst liegen in der Luft, denn eine Invasion der Franzosen wird befürchtet. Als Shardlake das Geheimnis der Hobbeys zu ergründen versucht, ist auch sein Leben bedroht.

Dark Fire

Author: Angela Dorsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986847165

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 150

View: 5166

When Lisa's family was forced to sell their house and horses, life became hard enough - but then her dad finds out Lisa is going everyday to visit the horse that was once hers, her beloved Jupiter, and forbids her to go again. But nothing is going to stop Lisa, not even the new owner's nephew who threatens her. And now the final blow, the nephew is abusing Jupiter! Lisa feels helpless and outnumbered. Only one thing is for certain: she will not abandon the horse she loves. She just has to find a way to solve all the problems. And then the very bad situation becomes infinitely worse.