Ninety-Three is the story of the Marquis de Lantenac, an exiled French nobleman snuck back into France to raise a Royalist army which will make the English invasion possible, Gauvain, Lantenac's great-nephew leading the Republican army to thwart him, and Cimourdain, a former priest and Gauvain's teacher and mentor, tasked to keep Gauvain on the right path. And in the end, who will face the guillotine?
An innocent solo airplane excursion plunges Tarzan into a previously unknown jungle valley, where he meets new races of astounding humans. Tarzan finds himself not only enslaved, but imprisoned by an advanced technology that may prevent his return to his former life forever. Tarzan and the Ant-Men is the 10th book in the Tarzan series, continuing the saga a year after Tarzan and the Golden Lion.
First published in 1897, The Nigger of the Narcissus is the story of a black West Indian, James Wait, who signs aboard the Narcissus, a merchant sailing ship on a journey from Bombay to London. Wait almost immediately becomes ill and bedridden for the remainder of the journey, splitting the crew into factions. It has long been considered one of Joseph Conrad's best and most important works.
Oscar Frosell, wealthy Swedish businessman, philanthropist, and family man, survived the Nazi occupation of Paris and, like many of his countrymen, was looking forward to being a part of France’s postwar future. But in the rapacious, score-settling chaos of the new French State, Frosell’s fortune - rare art, priceless jewels, antique furniture, gold, platinum, a valuable stamp collection, and especially his opulent Paris apartment - worth over $40 billion today, was an irresistible temptation for some thieves.
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art
The Middle Ages Series
E. R. Truitt
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Medieval Robots recovers the forgotten history of fantastical, aspirational, and terrifying machines that captivated Europe in imagination and reality between the ninth and 14th centuries. E. R. Truitt traces the different forms of self-moving or self-sustaining manufactured objects from their earliest appearances in the Latin West through centuries of mechanical and literary invention. This original and wide-ranging study reveals the convergence of science, technology, and imagination in medieval culture.
If a society was created entirely by criminals with no memory of their former world, what would they come up with? It couldn't be crazier than Omega, where the religion is the worship of evil, humans are hunted for fun, status is attained one corpse at a time, and life expectancy is three years...if you're lucky. Omega - a fun place to live, if the plants, animals, weather, or your neighbors don't kill you first.
A criminal plot, a kidnapped youth, and a sinister intelligence on an alien world. Out-Hunter Ras Hume has a plan to steal a fortune with a shadowy underworld character, but the plot goes awry on the supposedly open world of Jumala, which is not as open as it seemed. A classic science fiction novella by sci-fi master Andre Norton.
During World War I, an American secret service agent, Evelyn Erith, opens and deciphers a coded letter. It says the Germans believe that Kay MacKay, an American concentration camp escapee, knows The Great Secret. And that MacKay must be eliminated. Erith finds McKay, saves him from German agents and convinces him to join U.S. Intelligence. Together they venture undercover into the Swiss Alps to discover and expose The Great Secret. The future of Europe depends on it!
With a shriek heard around the world, an alien spacecraft appears out of nowhere and crash lands on Antarctica. Its crew consists of just four apparent teenage humans, possessing technology unheard of on Earth. Is this the beginning of an alien invasion set to conquer Earth, or something else? One scientist and a newspaper reporter must solve the puzzle. Classic tale from sci-fi master Murray Leinster.
On a rare warm day in January, James witnesses a man suffer a heart attack. The paramedics arrive in minutes and whisk the man away, failing to see the pair of glasses lying on the ground where the man collapsed. For James and his abandonment issues, this will not do. It’s time for a little payback on behalf of everyone — and every thing — that has ever been neglected or discarded. James is going to set things right again: one body part at a time.
A strange electrical power transports Mike Kenscott from the Earth he knows to the strange land of Narabedla in another man’s body. Now as Adric of the Crimson Tower, Kenscott must solve the mystery of Narabedla’s Dreamers or perish in a foreign world.
Divorced and about to lose his home to foreclosure, Eric decides to take a late night walk to clear his head. Not thinking about what might be lurking in the shadows, he soon finds out that you are never truly alone in the woods.
After succumbing to a deadly virus and incurring the wrath of voters in the 2020 election, the president of the United States makes a deathbed deal with the devil. Imbued with supernatural power, President Tyler Coleridge refuses to surrender office after being defeated by his rival candidate and rings in the New Year with a White House bloodbath.
Two planets are about to engage in a nuclear war that will destroy one of them. Millions will perish. Brion Brandd, who lives on neither planet, has been recruited by the Cultural Relationships Foundation to stop the war from happening. He is the only person in the galaxy who can do it, but can he?
All hail the Well-Doer! All hail the United State! Mathematician D-503 is building The Integral, the spaceship that will spread freedomless happiness to all the planets! Yevgeni Zamyatin's classic dystopian science fiction novel in its original English translation.
In an alternate time line, technology has advanced civilization where within a few years the world is several centuries ahead. Even though advanced, crime still happens, only now criminals have new ways to cover their tracks. Private eye Martti Seppanen tracks crooks in a Los Angeles that noir detectives would hardly recognize. What happens when the murderer is someone who can control other people mentally? When the murder weapon is a bioengineered disease?
Welcome to the Silicon Valley law firm of Tweedmore & Slyde, where multi-million-dollar deals are the order of the day, ambition runs high, and stabbing a colleague in the back could be taken all too literally.
Twentysomething ex-swimsuit model turned television news anchor Lori Matrix wants to prove her producers wrong: She can do hard news. The tall, blonde, blue-eyed journalist, hired to boost her station's ratings, gets her chance when legendary actor Rex Hampton turns up dead at the first gathering of six Hollywood movie legends during the screening of his favorite movie.
Brothers Greg and Tom Hunter are shocked at the news that their father Roger had died in an accident while prospecting for ore in the Asteroid Belt, but a too-generous buy-out offer from the powerful but unethical Jupiter Equilateral Corporation suggests it may not have been an accident at all. Roger had hit something big - really big - and Greg and Tom want to find out what. But will they live long enough to solve the mystery out in the lawless Belt with an evil corporation poised to jump their claim?