It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.
Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: John R. Carling
Category: American fiction
Author: Augustine David Crake
Category: Great Britain
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Author: Frank T. Searight
Publisher: Palala Press
A true story of the Sino-Japanese conflict: A “valuable account of a little-known event [and] a grim reminder of the darker side of war” (Military History Monthly). The infamous Rape of Nanjing looms like a dark shadow over the history of Asia in the twentieth century, and is among the most widely recognized chapters of World War II in China. By contrast, the story of the month-long campaign before this notorious massacre has never been told in its entirety. Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off. In stirring prose, it describes how the Japanese Army, having invaded the mainland and emerging victorious from the Battle of Shanghai, pushed on toward the capital, Nanjing, in a crushing advance that confirmed its reputation for bravery and savagery in equal measure. While much of the struggle over Shanghai had carried echoes of the grueling war in the trenches two decades earlier, the Nanjing campaign was a fast-paced mobile operation in which armor and air power played major roles. It was blitzkrieg two years before Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Facing the full might of modern, mechanized warfare, China’s resistance was heroic, but ultimately futile. As in Shanghai, the battle for Nanjing was more than a clash between Chinese and Japanese. Soldiers and citizens of a variety of nations witnessed or took part in the hostilities. German advisors, American journalists, and British diplomats all played important parts in this vast drama. And a new power appeared on the scene: Soviet pilots dispatched by Stalin to challenge Japan’s control of the skies. This epic tale is told with verve and attention to detail by Harmsen, a veteran East Asia correspondent who consolidates his status as the foremost chronicler of World War II in China with this path-breaking work of narrative history.
Battle for a Doomed City
Author: Peter Harmsen
Publisher: Open Road Media
"The Doom that Came to Sarnath" (1920) is a fantasy short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. It is written in a mythic/fantasy style and is associated with his Dream Cycle. It was first published in The Scot, a Scottish amateur fiction magazine, in June 1920. According to the tale, more than 10,000 years ago, a race of shepherd people colonized the banks of the river Ai, in a land called Mnar, forming the cities of Thraa, Ilarnek, and Kadatheron (not to be confused with Kadath), which rose to great intellectual and mercantile prowess. Craving more land, a group of these hardy people migrated to the shores of a lonely and vast lake at the heart of Mnar, founding the city of Sarnath.
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and Crime
Author: George Lippard
Category: City and town life
Stockholm: Nach einem Blutbad an einem Gymnasium steht die Schülerin Maja Norberg als Schuldige vor Gericht. Ihre Freunde Dennis, Amanda und Sebastian, der Lehrer Christer, alle erschossen, von Maja. Wie konnte es dazu kommen, dass dieses einstmals so beliebte Mädchen zur Mörderin und zur meist gehassten Person Schwedens wurde? Und ist sie überhaupt schuldig? Aus Majas Sicht wird in diesem faszinierenden Roman die Vorgeschichte des Verbrechens erzählt. Eine aufwühlende Lektüre. Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen wurde 2017 mit dem namhaften Glass Key Award (Skandinavischer Krimipreis) ausgezeichnet - der prestigeträchtigsten Auszeichnung für nordische Kriminalromane. Die Autorin Malin Persson Giolito reiht sich damit in die Liste der erfolgreichsten und berühmtesten Schriftsteller Skandinaviens ein. Ebenfalls Preisträger waren u.a.: Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Jo Nesbø, Arnaldur Indridason, Leif G. W. Persson
Author: Malin Persson Giolito
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahrsabend 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.
Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Final Memoirs of a Staff Officer Serving in Virginia
Author: John Esten Cooke
Publisher: Ardent Media
Category: United States
The Aeneidis Virgil's Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome's legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome's future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is given full expression both in the doomed love of Dido and Aeneas, and in the fateful clash between the Trojan leader and the Italian hero, Turnus. Hailed by T.S. Eliot as 'the classic of all Europe', Virgil's Aeneidhas enjoyed a unique and enduring influence on European literature, art and politics for the past two thousand years.
Author: Publius Vergilius Maro,Virgil
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions