Lady of Mazes

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146680758X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4391

Karl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF. His novels, Ventus and Permanence, have established him as a new force in the field. Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory, returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set, but employing a broader canvas, to tell the story of Teven Coronal, a ringworld with a huge multiplicity of human civilizations. Brilliant but troubled Livia Kodaly is Teven's only hope against invaders both human and superhuman who would destroy its fragile ecologies and human diversity. Filled with action, ideas, and intellectual energy, Lady of Mazes is the hard SF novel of the year. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Queen of Candesce

Book Two of Virga

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429983701

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6663

Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of Sun of Suns. Now, in Queen of Candesce, Venera finds herself plunging through the air between the artificial continents of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn who she can trust, and who she can manipulate in order to survive. Queen of Candesce is her story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lady of the Manor

Being a Series of Conversations on the Subject of Confirmation Intended for the Use of Middle and Higher Ranks of Young Females

Author: Mrs. Sherwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conduct of life

Page: N.A

View: 7180


The Lady of the Manor

Being a Series of Conversations on the Subject of Confirmation. Intended for the Use of the Middle and Higher Ranks of Young Females

Author: Mary Martha Sherwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Confirmation

Page: N.A

View: 5430


The Sunless Countries

Book Four of Virga

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429990912

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4351

The Sunless Countries is the fourth novel in the Virga series of hard science fiction space opera adventures In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafés. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach from space to the city walls—and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear—only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance. Even the city's most famous and exotic visitor, the sun lighter and hero named Hayden Griffin, refuses to turn aside from his commission to build a new sun for a foreign nation. He will not become the hero that Leal knows the city needs; so it is up to her to listen, and ultimately reply, to the voice of the worldwasp—because an astonishing disaster threatens Virga. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Planet der Sonnen

Roman

Author: Karl Schroeder

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364106046X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1976

Hätten Sie nicht auch gern eine eigene Sonne? In den Weiten des Weltalls ist dieser Traum zur Realität geworden: Im Inneren einer gigantischen Sphäre haben sich die Menschen auf umherfliegenden Asteroiden künstliche Sonnen und Gravitationsfelder errichtet. Doch Licht und Schwerkraft werden von mächtigen Imperien hart umkämpft. Das muss auch der junge Hayden Griffin erfahren, dessen Eltern bei einer Strafexpedition getötet werden. Um Rache zu üben, macht sich Hayden auf eine abenteuerliche Reise, die ihn für immer verändern wird ...

Mazes of Scorpio

Dray Prescot 27

Author: Alan Burt Akers

Publisher: Mushroom eBooks

ISBN: 184319631X

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 6437

Beneath the emerald and ruby glow of the double suns of Antares lies a marvelous and brilliant world of savagery and beauty. The planet Kregen, where Dray Prescot, Earthman agent of the superhuman Star Lords struggles to bring peace to the world which has become his home. But although his nemesis, the mad empress of Hamal, and her accomplice, the evil Wizard of Loh, have been destroyed, Prescot finds that the strands of this enduring battle have not been tied off. An old conspiracy has been given a new and darker impetus which leads him to the jungle continent of Pandahem. Beneath the dark and sweltering swamps lies the deadly labyrinth of the Coup Blag where Prescot clashes with a new and terrible foe in the mazes of Scorpio! Mazes of Scorpio is the twenty-seventh book in the epic fifty-two book saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen by Kenneth Bulmer, writing as Alan Burt Akers. The series continues with Delia of Vallia.

The Lady of the Rivers

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746311

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2211

When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.

Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze: Being a Secret History of an Amour Between Two Persons of Condition

Author: Mrs. Eliza Haywood

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465603212

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2154

A YOUNG Lady of distinguished Birth, Beauty, Wit, and Spirit, happened to be in a Box one Night at the Playhouse; where, though there were a great Number of celebrated Toasts, she perceived several Gentlemen extremely pleased themselves with entertaining a Woman who sat in a Corner of the Pit, and, by her Air and Manner of receiving them, might easily be known to be one of those who come there for no other Purpose, than to create Acquaintance with as many as seem desirous of it. She could not help testifying her Contempt of Men, who, regardless either of the Play, or Circle, threw away their Time in such a Manner, to some Ladies that sat by her: But they, either less surprised by being more accustomed to such Sights, than she who had been bred for the most Part in the Country, or not of a Disposition to consider any Thing very deeply, took but little Notice of it. She still thought of it, however; and the longer she reflected on it, the greater was her Wonder, that Men, some of whom she knew were accounted to have Wit, should have Tastes so very Depraved. Ð This excited a Curiosity in her to know in what Manner these Creatures were address'd:Ð She was young, a Stranger to the World, and consequently to the Dangers of it; and having no Body in Town, at that Time, to whom she was oblig'd to be accountable for her Actions, did in every Thing as her Inclinations or Humours render'd most agreeable to her: Therefore thought it not in the least a Fault to put in practice a little Whim which came immediately into her Head, to dress herself as near as she could in the Fashion of those Women who make sale of their Favours, and set herself in the Way of being accosted as such a one, having at that Time no other Aim, than the Gratification of an innocent Curiosity.Ñ She had no sooner design'd this Frolick, than she put it in Execution; and muffling her Hoods over her Face, went the next Night into the Gallery-Box, and practising as much as she had observ'd, at that Distance, the Behaviour of that Woman, was not long before she found her Disguise had answer'd the Ends she wore it for: Ð A Crowd of Purchasers of all Degrees and Capacities were in a Moment gather'd about her, each endeavouring to out-bid the other, in offering her a Price for her Embraces. Ð She listen'd to 'em all, and was not a little diverted in her Mind at the Disappointment she shou'd give to so many, each of which thought himself secure of gaining her. Ð She was told by 'em all, that she was the most lovely Woman in the World; and some cry'd, Gad, she is mighty like my fine Lady Such-a-one, Ð naming her own Name.

Lady of the Beasts

The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals

Author: Buffie Johnson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815234

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 749

Discusses goddess images in statues, religious artifacts, and art from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world

Our Lady of Mojo

Author: Jonathan Wesley Bell

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 162287661X

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 3067

The year is 1928. May Skinner Bell has serious problems. She feels deeply the evil of the Alabama plantation where she, her husband and sons have fallen to. The family is very poor although May's enchanted beauty and education keep them separate from the nearby town. May was raised in Indian Territory by French nuns. Her friend and tutor was an old ex-slave and soldier. This gives May two natures. The result is a troubled young woman given to frightening rages and eccentric visions. Surrounding her is the plantation community of black workers, in desperate circumstances, and the Klan. The Klan never forgets that May's grandfather served as a Union soldier. Those whites around never forget that he was murdered by them on his return. From Murder to murder, violence to violence, May must cope with fear, ignorance and hate. Voodoo gives her Mojo, a gift which helps her survive and stay faithful to her family.

Die Auserwählten - Im Labyrinth

Maze Runner 1

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646921013

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9826

Sein Name ist Thomas. An mehr kann er sich nicht erinnern. Und er ist an einem bizarren Ort gelandet – einer Lichtung, umgeben von einem riesigen Labyrinth. Zusammen mit fünfzig Jungen, denen es genauso geht wie ihm, sucht Thomas einen Weg in die Freiheit. Der führt durch das Labyrinth, dessen gewaltige Mauern sich Nacht für Nacht verschieben, und in dem mörderische Kreaturen lauern. Doch gibt es wirklich einen Weg hinaus? Und wer hat sich dieses grauenvolle Szenario ausgedacht? Den Jungen bleibt nicht viel Zeit, um es herauszufinden ... Ein tödliches Labyrinth ohne Ausweg - Spannung pur! Die Erfolgsserie zum Kinofilm

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Author: Brigitte Peucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

View: 1610

A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Twenty-eight essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship. A fresh collection of original research providing diverse perspectives on Fassbinder’s work in films, television, poetry, and underground theatre. Rainer Werner Fassbinder remains the preeminent filmmaker of the New German Cinema whose brief but prolific body of work spans from the latter half of the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1982. Interrogates Fassbinder’s influence on the seminal ideas of his time: auteurship, identity, race, queer studies, and the cataclysmic events of German twentieth century history Contributions from internationally diverse scholars specializing in film, culture, and German studies. Includes coverage of his key films including: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Martha (1973) (TV), World on a Wire (1973), Effi Briest (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fox and His Friends (1975), Fear of Fear (1975), Chinese Roulette (1976), In a Year With 13 Moons (1978), Despair (1978), The Third Generation (1979), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) (TV), and Querelle (1982).

Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone

Maze Runner 3

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 364692487X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6523

Thomas wird sich auf keinen Fall den Kopf aufschneiden lassen! Auch wenn er durch diese Operation sein Gedächtnis zurückbekommen soll. Denn den Wissenschaftlern von ANGST darf man nicht trauen. Nicht nach all den grausamen Prüfungen, die Thomas und seine Freunde durchstehen mussten. Nicht nach all den Versprechen, die gebrochen worden sind. Thomas muss endlich dafür sorgen, dass ANGST ihn nie wieder kontrollieren und manipulieren kann. Die Zeit der Abrechnung ist gekommen – Spannung pur! Die Erfolgsserie zum Kinofilm

Lady Orakel

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492969887

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8013

Als Kind wegen ihres unglaublichen Übergewichts gehänselt und von der eigenen Mutter abgelehnt, findet Joan Foster in ihrer ebenso dicken wie skurrilen Tante Lou eine Verbündete. Als diese stirbt, hinterläßt sie Joan ein Vermögen. Doch der Anspruch auf das Erbe ist an eine Bedingung geknüpft: Joan muß 40 Kilo abnehmen, um in den Genuss des Geldes zu kommen. Mit gewohnt spitzer Feder setzt Margaret Atwood in »Lady Orakel« zu einem Rundumschlag gegen menschliche Schwächen an und entwirft wie nebenbei das Porträt einer ganz und gar ungewöhnlichen Frau auf der Suche nach ihrer Identität.