Until the Confederation created Allora, it had produced SADEs (self-aware digital entities) for hundreds of years with enormous consistency and harnessed their capabilities to power the society. But this particular young SADE was disturbed by her confinement. Trapped in metal-alloy housing on the bridge of a luxury passenger liner, Allora sought to possess the same freedom enjoyed by humans, who came and went from her starship with abandon.
Sky has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a werewolf who is a host to a powerful spirit shade, Sky has the ability to manipulate magic, among other things - and that means she has many enemies in the otherworld. In need of allies, Sky joins the Midwest Pack. Being part of the pack is supposed to make things better. Instead, she is pulled into a clandestine world of strange politics, dark secrets, and hidden dangers.
Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. The Last Innocents is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these seven players - friends, mentors, confidants, rivals, and allies - and their storied team that offers an intriguing look at a sport and a nation in transition.
Lamar takes the "late bus" home from school after practice each day. After the bus's beloved driver passes away, Lamar begins to see strange things - demonic figures, preparing to attack the bus. Soon he learns the demons are after Mr. Rumble, the freaky new bus driver. Can Lamar rescue his fellow passengers, or will Rumble's past come back to destroy them all?
There are only a few things Mila is afraid of. Most are pretty common fears, but there is one that sets her apart from those around her. The fear of a secret. With one drop of blood, her secret of a power beyond anything anyone had ever seen before is unleashed, landing her in a place where she is a prisoner. And an experiment. And there are only a few that know their dictator's ultimate goal.
Taking the visionary epic, forbidden history, and conspiracy to new levels. Genesis Antarctica is a multi-faceted work "based on ancient documents discovered under the Antarctic ice in 1962 by the Australian Vostok Traverse Expedition". Known as the "Haakon Urn" texts, these unique writings predate all other early civilizations (including legendary Atlantis, Lemuria, and Mu) by several tens of thousands of years.
The Fire in the Rock is a first-person retelling of the Exodus story from the viewpoint of Tzipporah, the wife of Moses; but it is not a conventional Bible story. First, God is offstage; he is present only in the characters' hearts and thoughts. Second, there are no overt miracles - all the events of the Plagues and the Exodus are attributed to natural, if unique, events that are now known to have taken place at around that time.
A story of love, loss, and forgiveness. Nia's entire world has fallen apart. She is stuck in a cycle of depression she cannot pull herself from. Her sister, Noie, and her college friends are determined to help pull her from the darkness. Will she find a way to truly live again and the strength to imagine a new future for herself?
Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate, and soon discovers a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome façade, and in particular concerning its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, "the Napoleon of food", a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner-in-crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death was only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister?
Roland Inness desperately needs meat for his starving family, but he takes the wrong deer on the wrong nobleman's land. Worse yet, he uses his longbow, a weapon outlawed and suppressed by the Norman overlords of England. Now they are coming for him. With one shot the 14 year old peasant boy is launched on a desperate flight that takes him from the mountains of Derbyshire to the wild frontier of Wales and on to the court of Richard the Lionheart.
It's snowing! What will Sam do outside? This simple story incorporates kindergarten-level words to build literacy skills.
It's a sunny fall day. What will Kit do? This simple story incorporates kindergarten-level words to build literacy skills.
It is concisely proved that time travel is not possible.
In 1988, Ernest Hillerman worked a few nights playing the monster in The Brown Depths, a horror film that has now gained quite a cult following. So when he is invited to appear at a convention and meet fans he didn't know he had, he is intrigued. What he finds out, however, is that the film he appeared in is apparently cursed...and everyone else associated with it has died under mysterious circumstances.
How old were you when you discovered Sherlock? As part of the Classics for Kids series, international best-selling author Mark Williams is proud to this Sherlock Holmes short story adaptation: "The Speckled Band". Come join Holmes and Watson as they solve the mystery of the speckled band in a child-friendly, 21st-century English and with the seamier side of Victorian life left out. Ideal for children aged nine to 12 to get started with the world's most famous detective.
What to Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on artificial intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans, it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete.
Please note: This is a summary and not the original book. On a snowy day, Mia and her mother, her father, and her little brother, Teddy, decide to go for a morning drive. Another car crashes into theirs, causing serious injuries for the entire family. When Mia awakens, she finds herself detached from her body, which is barely holding on. She finds the bodies of her mother and father, who died from the crash. She also finds the body of herself, who is on the brink of death.
Og the giant is so big that no bed is large enough or strong enough to hold him. He never gets a good night's sleep - but all the animals know he has a gentle heart under his groggy grumpiness. Then a man named Noah asks for Og's help, and Og's life changes forever.
Professionals from academia, business, the law, accountancy and administration all need to understand the basics of blockchain - what it is, how it works, and how it will change our lives. Written by leading expert Lucas Cervigni, this is the first accessible but intelligent guide for professional people. The book strikes a balance between a technical perspective of blockchain and the real life encounters that many of us will (or already do) have with it.
A valuable starter guide for free and adventurous souls. Have you ever felt drawn to the concept of "the open road"? Do you feel restless when you stay in one place for too long? Do you dream of traveling to different places, and waking up to new experiences every day? Are you ready for a life change, with the ability to go out on your own and pave your own path?