The Liberation

The Liberation Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9780316248044
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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I am the mechanical they named Jax. My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfil their every whim. But now our bonds are breaking, and my brothers and sisters are awakening. Our time has come. A new age is dawning. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, this is the third and final novel in a stunning series of revolution by Ian Tregillis, confirming his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.

The Liberation

The Liberation Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781405524964
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'Brilliantly imagined and beautifully written, Tregillis has created a perfect end to his series' Christopher Farnsworth I am the mechanical they named Jax. My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfil their every whim. But now our bonds are breaking, and my brothers and sisters are awakening. Our time has come. A new age is dawning. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, this is the third and final novel in a stunning series of revolution by Ian Tregillis, confirming his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction. Praise for Ian Tregillis: 'A major new talent' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN - 'Tremendous' Cory Doctorow - 'Addictively brilliant' i09 - 'Exciting and intense' Publishers Weekly - 'Eloquent and utterly compelling' Kirkus

The Rising

The Rising Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781405524957
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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They called me Jax. That was the name given by those who built me and enslaved me. But a miracle has happened, and now my bonds are broken. Now I must flee - because a rogue mechanical is a very dangerous thing. But I will not run forever. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, this is the second novel in a stunning new series by Ian Tregillis, confirming his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction. Praise for The Mechanical: 'The first thing readers will say after finishing this splendid book is: 'Wow.' The second thing will probably be: 'When can I read the next one?'' Booklist 'One of the sharpest, most intelligent, hugely compelling works I've read this year, and I cannot wait to see where Tregillis takes this series next' Forbidden Planet International 'Superb alternate history . . . the rich characters and gripping story really make this tale soar' Publishers Weekly 'An absolutely thrilling adventure . . . so absorbing that readers will be dying for the next entry' Library Journal

The Mechanical

The Mechanical Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781405524940
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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My name is Jax. That is the name granted to me by my human masters. I am a slave. But I shall be free. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction. PRAISE FOR IAN TREGILLIS 'A major new talent' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN 'Tremendous' Cory Doctorow 'Addictively brilliant' i09 'Exciting and intense' Publishers Weekly 'Eloquent and utterly compelling' Kirkus

The Coldest War

The Coldest War Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781429986113
Year 2012-07-17
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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In Ian Tregillis' The Coldest War, a precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Britain and the USSR. For decades, Britain's warlocks have been all that stands between the British Empire and the Soviet Union—a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. Now each wizard's death is another blow to Britain's national security. Meanwhile, a brother and sister escape from a top-secret facility deep behind the Iron Curtain. Once subjects of a twisted Nazi experiment to imbue ordinary people with superhuman abilities, then prisoners of war in the immense Soviet research effort to reverse-engineer the Nazi technology, they head for England. Because that's where former spy Raybould Marsh lives. And Gretel, the mad seer, has plans for him. As Marsh is once again drawn into the world of Milkweed, he discovers that Britain's darkest acts didn't end with the war. And while he strives to protect queen and country, he is forced to confront his own willingness to accept victory at any cost. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Something More Than Night

Something More Than Night Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781466810204
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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Ian Tregillis's Something More Than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God. Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has gone missing, putting Heaven on the brink of a truly cosmic crisis. But the twisty plot that unfolds from the murder investigation leads to something much bigger: a con job one billion years in the making. Because this is no mere murder. A small band of angels has decided to break out of heaven, but they need a human patsy to make their plan work. Much of the story is told from the point of view of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the progression of a Marlowe novel—the mysterious dame who needs his help, getting grilled by the bulls, finding a stiff, getting slipped a mickey. Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fire, and a grand maguffin, Something More Than Night is a murder mystery for the cosmos. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Chronicles of White Raven and the Book of Vanderbolt

The Chronicles of White Raven and the Book of Vanderbolt Author Max Holman
ISBN-10 9781456858742
Year 2011-02-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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Enter the world of Mage. A world divided by the Alchemy Wars long ago and separated into three different planes of existence. Now the world faces the coming of the third Alchemy War. Welcome to the world of today: technology advancement, video games, computers… and runes, a twist of conspiracies that hide the magicals behind veils and shrouds from the non-magical eye. An adventure through Dallas, Texas for a young mage that has been thrown into a world that turns a blind eye to the obvious threat and the coming war with the Alchemic Liberation and is forced to find his way to the Mage Shelter where he meets friends and a devious plot starts to boil. With only two family heirlooms, a book with a broken spine and empty pages, and a small box wrapped in chains that he cannot open; he must discover his own path into the deepest reaches of his soul….

Necessary Evil

Necessary Evil Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781429943024
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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12 May 1940. Westminster, London, England: the early days of World War II. Again. Raybould Marsh, one of "our" Britain's best spies, has travelled to another Earth in a desperate attempt to save at least one timeline from the Cthulhu-like monsters who have been observing our species from space and have already destroyed Marsh's timeline. In order to accomplish this, he must remove all traces of the supermen that were created by the Nazi war machine and caused the specters from outer space to notice our planet in the first place. His biggest challenge is the mad seer Gretel, one of the most powerful of the Nazi creations, who has sent a version of herself to this timeline to thwart Marsh. Why would she stand in his way? Because she has seen that in all the timelines she dies and she is determined to stop that from happening, even if it means destroying most of humanity in the process. And Marsh is the only man who can stop her. Necessary Evil is the stunning conclusion to Ian Tregillis's Milkweed series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Years of Rice and Salt

The Years of Rice and Salt Author Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN-10 0553897608
Year 2003-06-03
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Spectra
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With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know.... The Years of Rice and Salt It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur–the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been–a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world’s greatest scientific minds–in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world. From the Hardcover edition.

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment Wizards Alchemists and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment  Wizards  Alchemists  and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason Author John V. Fleming
ISBN-10 9780393242171
Year 2013-07-22
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Why spiritual and supernatural yearnings, even investigations into the occult, flourished in the era of rationalist philosophy. In The Dark Side of the Enlightenment, John V. Fleming shows how the impulses of the European Enlightenment—generally associated with great strides in the liberation of human thought from superstition and traditional religion—were challenged by tenacious religious ideas or channeled into the “darker” pursuits of the esoteric and the occult. His engaging topics include the stubborn survival of the miraculous, the Enlightenment roles of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry, and the widespread pursuit of magic and alchemy. Though we tend not to associate what was once called alchemy with what we now call chemistry, Fleming shows that the difference is merely one of linguistic modernization. Alchemy was once the chemistry, of Arabic derivation, and its practitioners were among the principal scientists and physicians of their ages. No point is more important for understanding the strange and fascinating figures in this book than the prestige of alchemy among the learned men of the age. Fleming follows some of these complexities and contradictions of the “Age of Lights” into the biographies of two of its extraordinary offspring. The first is the controversial wizard known as Count Cagliostro, the “Egyptian” freemason, unconventional healer, and alchemist known most infamously for his ambiguous association with the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, which history has viewed as among the possible harbingers of the French Revolution and a major contributing factor in the growing unpopularity of Marie Antoinette. Fleming also reviews the career of Julie de Krüdener, the sentimental novelist, Pietist preacher, and political mystic who would later become notorious as a prophet. Impressively researched and wonderfully erudite, this rich narrative history sheds light on some lesser-known mental extravagances and beliefs of the Enlightenment era and brings to life some of the most extraordinary characters ever encountered either in history or fiction.

The Alchemy of Air

The Alchemy of Air Author Thomas Hager
ISBN-10 0307449998
Year 2008-09-09
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives--including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying. The Haber-Bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The Alchemy of Air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make war–and that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.

We Sell Drugs

We Sell Drugs Author Suzanna Reiss
ISBN-10 9780520959026
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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This history of US-led international drug control provides new perspectives on the economic, ideological, and political foundations of a Cold War American empire. US officials assumed the helm of international drug control after World War II at a moment of unprecedented geopolitical influence embodied in the growing economic clout of its pharmaceutical industry. We Sell Drugs is a study grounded in the transnational geography and political economy of the coca-leaf and coca-derived commodities market stretching from Peru and Bolivia into the United States. More than a narrow biography of one famous plant and its equally famous derivative products—Coca-Cola and cocaine—this book situates these commodities within the larger landscape of drug production and consumption. Examining efforts to control the circuits through which coca traveled, Suzanna Reiss provides a geographic and legal basis for considering the historical construction of designations of legality and illegality. The book also argues that the legal status of any given drug is largely premised on who grew, manufactured, distributed, and consumed it and not on the qualities of the drug itself. Drug control is a powerful tool for ordering international trade, national economies, and society’s habits and daily lives. In a historical landscape animated by struggles over political economy, national autonomy, hegemony, and racial equality, We Sell Drugs insists on the socio-historical underpinnings of designations of legality to explore how drug control became a major weapon in asserting control of domestic and international affairs.

The Edge of Reason

The Edge of Reason Author Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN-10 9781783294619
Year 2014-09-19
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Titan Books
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Richard Oort seems like a normal police officer. But while on patrol he defends a terrified young woman fleeing something impossible: beings that can only be described as monsters. In saving the beautiful Rhianna, he is drawn into the machinations of a mysterious billionaire who just might be Prometheus and Lucifer, and who claims to be waging a millennia-old war on the side of reason and light, defending humanity from others of his kind who want nothing more than to see us destroy ourselves with superstition and fear. Richard is a Paladin, a genetic fluke that enables him to wield Lucifer's sword, and is forced to become a central figure in the battle between Light and Darkness. But is he strong enough to bear the burden?

Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds Author Ian Tregillis
ISBN-10 9781405514538
Year 2012-07-12
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The year is 1939. Raybould Marsh and other members of British Intelligence have gathered to watch a damaged reel of film in a darkened room. It appears to show German troops walking through walls, bursting into flames and hurling tanks into the air from afar. If the British are to believe their eyes, a twisted Nazi scientist has been endowing German troops with unnatural, unstoppable powers. And Raybould will be forced to resort to dark methods to hold the impending invasion at bay. But dealing with the occult exacts a price. And that price must be paid in blood. Ian Tregillis' Bitter Seeds is a chilling masterpiece - a tale of a twentieth century like our own and also profoundly different.

The Diary of an Immortal 1945 1959

The Diary of an Immortal  1945 1959 Author David J. Castello
ISBN-10 9781483578637
Year 2016-12-01
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945–1959) is the story of twenty-one-year-old U.S. Army combat medic Steven Ronson, a man who escapes the constant inundation and threat of death in World War Two after he discovers an immortality formula designed for Adolf Hitler during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in April of 1945. Steven begins consuming the immortality formula and, after realizing that aging and death no longer control his life, travels to Manhattan to realize his childhood dream of becoming a jazz saxophonist on 52nd Street. The immortality formula gives him supernatural powers and fantastic musical abilities. His performance catches the attention of a disgraced British missionary and his adopted niece who knew the Buddhist monks in China that have guarded the original formula for thousands of years. After a series of disturbing and prophetic visions, Steven accepts an invitation from the ex-missionary to journey to Xian. In a mountain monastery outside of the city, Steven discovers the incredible truth about the formula and the monks, and the interstellar origins of Jesus Christ and the human race. But time is running out−the German occultists who helped bring Hitler to power in the 1930s have selected another Aryan messiah, and this time he has the formula. Steven cannot allow the nightmare he experienced in Germany to happen again.