Download E-books White Mars; or, The Mind Set Free: A 21st-Century Utopia PDF

By Roger Penrose, Brian W. Aldiss

A breathtaking imaginative and prescient of a utopian destiny on Mars by means of certainly one of technology fiction’s most famed authors

within the center many years of the twenty-first century, the company powers on the earth have tested a thriving colony on Mars as a substitute to lifestyles at the overpopulated, war-torn, ecologically ravaged domestic planet. but if the financial system of EUPACUS—Earth’s collective industrialized nations—collapses, all touch among the 2 worlds without warning ceases, and the Martian pioneers are left to fend for themselves. Led via Tom Jeffries, a thinker and a visionary, the colonists now face a twofold problem: now not supported and sponsored via Earthbound pursuits, they have to in some way shape a operating planetary alliance to create a brand new society established firmly in freedom and equity for all whereas whilst doing away with struggle, starvation, hatred, environmental abuse, and different former scourges of humanity. yet firstly, they have to survive.
Brian W. Aldiss, a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Grand grasp of technological know-how Fiction, provides a imaginative and prescient for the long run that's startling, uplifting, and eternally interesting. Written in collaboration with famous mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose—and with crucial enter from foreign legislation professional Laurence Lustgarten—Aldiss’s awesome White Mars opens a window onto a relentlessly exciting and gloriously attainable the next day to come.

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Download E-books Long Time, No See PDF

By Dermot Healy

The humorous, relocating, long-awaited masterwork from "Ireland’s best dwelling novelist" (Roddy Doyle)

Celebrated Irish writer Dermot Healy’s first novel in additional than ten years is a wealthy, beguiling, compassionate, and fantastically shaggy dog story approximately neighborhood, relatives, love, and bonds throughout generations.

Set in an remoted coastal city in northwest eire, Long Time, No See facilities round an unforgettable forged of innocents and wounded, damaged misfits. the tale is narrated via a tender guy often called Mister Psyche who takes up with and is then drawn right into a sequence of bemusing and unsettling misadventures with males a few fifty years his senior—his grand uncle Joejoe and Joejoe’s neighbor The Blackbird—wonderful, eccentric characters choked with historic jealousies and grudges and protecting a few very darkish secrets.

Written with nice lyrical energy and a bright feel of position and released to rapturous experiences in England and eire, Long Time, No See is a sad-comic tapestry of existence and demise that celebrates the exceedingly wealthy lives of standard people.

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Download E-books The Gemini Effect PDF

By Chuck Grossart

2014 Winner — Amazon step forward Novel Award — technological know-how Fiction, delusion, Horror

A unmarried raindrop opens a Pandora’s field while the spawn of perverse genetic examine played in the course of international conflict II is unleashed on an unsuspecting glossy international. via sunrise, just a useless urban is still, eerily quiet and nonetheless, with the exception of mutant beasts that cover from the sunshine, multiply, and anticipate the shadows of evening to proceed their relentless advance.

Ordered to enquire the unfolding problem, biowarfare professional Carolyn Ridenour slightly escapes the creatures’ nocturnal onslaught, stored within the nick of time via Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who misplaced 1000's of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop.

As Carolyn and Garrett race to forestall the plague, a battered and damaged govt prepares to liberate the fury of America’s nuclear arsenal by itself soil and its personal citizens.

The Gemini Effect was once initially released as The Mengele Effect. This variation has been thoroughly edited and revised, together with major plot alterations.

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Download E-books Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy) PDF

By Blake Crouch

The overseas runaway bestsellers that encouraged the main watched summer time express of 2015. From government manufacturer M. evening Shyamalan, Wayward Pines returns may possibly twenty fifth, 2016 and airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX.

Secret carrier agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a transparent challenge: find and get better federal brokers who went lacking within the bucolic city one month previous. yet inside of mins of his arrival, Ethan is curious about a violent coincidence. He involves in a sanatorium, with out identity, no cellphone, and no briefcase. The clinical employees turns out pleasant sufficient, yet whatever feels…off. because the days go, Ethan’s research into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up extra questions than solutions. Why can’t he get any mobile calls via to his spouse and son within the outdoor global? Why doesn’t a person think he's who he says he's? and what's the aim of the electrified fences surrounding town? Are they intended to maintain the citizens in? Or anything else out? every one step towards the reality takes Ethan farther from the realm he proposal he knew, from the fellow he inspiration he was once, till he needs to face a frightening fact—he may possibly by no means get out of Wayward Pines alive.

2013 overseas mystery Award Nominee

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Download E-books A Hundred Summers PDF

By Beatriz Williams

As the 1938 storm methods Rhode Island, one other typhoon brews during this novel from the writer of The mystery lifetime of Violet Grant.
 “Blends historical past, romance, and social remark into...much greater than a summer time to blame excitement” (Connecticut Post)

Memorial Day, 1938

Lily Dane has lower back to Seaview, Rhode Island, the place her family members has summered for generations. It’s an get away not just from New York’s social scene yet from a heartbreak that also haunts her. right here, one of the seashore group that has embraced her considering adolescence, she reveals convenience within the typical rituals of summer.

But this summer season is diverse. Budgie and Nick Greenwald—Lily’s former ally and previous fiancé—have arrived, too, and Seaview’s elite are abuzz. less than Budgie’s glamorous impression, Lily is seduced right into a advanced net of renewed friendship and unsafe longing.

As a cataclysmic typhoon churns north during the Atlantic, and uneasy secrets and techniques slowly exhibit themselves, Lily and Nick needs to confront an emotional typhoon that may swap their worlds forever…


Includes a Reader's consultant

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Download E-books Play it as it Lays PDF

By Joan Didion

A ruthless dissection of yank lifestyles within the past due Nineteen Sixties, from the writer of the very last thing He sought after and A publication of universal Prayer. someplace out past Hollywood, resting actress Maria Wyeth drifts alongside the highway in perpetual movement, anaesthetized to ache and enjoyment, likely untainted through her own heritage. She unearths herself, in her early thirties, considerably divorced from husband, enthusiasts, buddies, her personal earlier and her personal destiny. Play It because it Lays is determined in a spot past solid and evil, actually in la and Las Vegas and the barren wastes of the Mojave, yet figuratively within the panorama of the arid soul. shooting the temper of a complete new release, Didion selected Hollywood to function her microcosm of up to date society and uncovered a tradition characterised through vacancy and ennui. twenty years after its unique e-book, it is still a profoundly irritating novel, an immaculately wrought portrait of an international (California at the cusp of the 70s) the place an excessive amount of freedom made lots of people ailing.

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Download E-books The Lives of Animals (The University Center for Human Values Series) PDF

By J. M. Coetzee, Wendy Doniger, Amy Gutmann

The notion of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she will now not glance another individual within the eye: people, specially meat-eating ones, appear to her to be conspirators in against the law of stupefying value happening on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories around the world.

Costello's son, a physics professor, admires her literary achievements, yet dreads his mother's lecturing on animal rights on the collage the place he teaches. His colleagues face up to her argument that human cause is hyped up and that the shortcoming to cause doesn't cut back the worth of lifestyles; his spouse denounces his mother's vegetarianism as a kind of ethical superiority.

At the dinner that follows her first lecture, the visitors confront Costello with a number of sympathetic and skeptical reactions to problems with animal rights, pertaining to wide philosophical, anthropological, and non secular views. Painfully for her son, Elizabeth Costello turns out offensive and flaky, but--dare he admit it?--strangely on target.

Here the across the world popular author J. M. Coetzee makes use of fiction to offer a powerfully relocating dialogue of animal rights in all their complexity. He attracts us into Elizabeth Costello's personal experience of mortality, her compassion for animals, and her alienation from people, even from her family. In his fantasy, offered as a Tanner Lecture subsidized by way of the college heart for Human Values at Princeton collage, Coetzee immerses us in a drama reflecting the real-life state of affairs to hand: a author supplying a lecture on an emotionally charged factor at a prestigious college. Literature, philosophy, functionality, and deep human conviction--Coetzee brings most of these components into play.

As within the tale of Elizabeth Costello, the Tanner Lecture is by way of responses treating the reader to numerous views, brought via best thinkers in several fields. Coetzee's textual content is followed via an advent by means of political thinker Amy Gutmann and responsive essays through faith pupil Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and ethical thinker Peter Singer, writer of Animal Liberation. jointly the lecture-fable and the essays discover the palpable social outcomes of uncompromising ethical clash and confrontation.

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Download E-books O Hobbit (Portuguese Translation) PDF

By J. R. R. Tolkien

Portuguese translation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit".

O Hobbit

Prelúdio de O Senhor dos Anéis, O Hobbit conquistou sucesso imediato quando foi publicado em 1937. Vendeu milhões de cópias em todo o mundo e estabeleceu-se como um clássico moderno e um dos livros mais influentes de nossa geração.

Descrição do Produto Principais Características
Título O Hobbit
Autor J. R. R. Tolkien
Editora Martins Fontes
ISBN 9788578273873
Páginas 328
Edição 4
Tipo de capa BROCHURA
Ano 2011
Assunto Literatura Estrangeira
Idioma Português
Código de Barras 9788578273873

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Download E-books Hope's Angel PDF

By Rosemary Fifield

Connie Balestra's existence is quickly altering. Her more youthful sister has long past from a happy-go-lucky youngster to a brooding younger lady who cries herself to sleep at evening. Her older sister's boyfriend offers to deliver heartache in addition to happiness. Connie's love for the local man she's cherished for years is now challenged through the varsity hunk who can take her out of the local as soon as and for all.

Connie's sighting of a stone angel on the gates of a secluded backroad cemetery units the adjustments in movement. Repressed stories ship her looking for solutions to secrets and techniques she didn't be aware of her family members held, revealing extra approximately her global than she ever desired to know.

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Download E-books Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories PDF

By E. L. Doctorow

Innocence is misplaced to unforgettable adventure in those magnificent tales by means of E. L. Doctorow, as filled with secret and that means as any of the longer works via this American grasp. In “The author within the Family,” a tender guy learns the adaptation among mendacity and literature after he's brought on into deceiving a relative via letters. In “Wili,” an early-twentieth-century idyll is destroyed by way of infidelity. In “The overseas Legation,” a lady and an act of political anarchy collide with devastating effects. those and different tales circulate the novella “Lives of the Poets,” within which the photographs and issues of the sooner tales develop into a part of the narrator’s unsparing confessions approximately his personal brain, supplying an extraordinary examine the artistic technique and its connection to the guts.

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