Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa, Neanderthals were already thriving in Europe - descendants of a much earlier migration of the African genus Homo. But when modern humans eventually made their way to Europe 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals suddenly vanished.
"Ever wonder why we outlived the Neanderthals?"
Nearly two centuries after a human colony is abandoned on an alien planet, the two races have reached a tenacious peace agreement. But when the human ship returns unexpectedly, both governments are thrown into chaos.
"The Art of Negotiating with Aliens"
Over 14 months have passed since Fleet Admiral Kurt Vickers drove the Profiteers from Earth. Eighty million people died while the planet was being ransacked and its wealth stolen. Now a new and deadlier threat comes from intergalactic space. An enemy so alien and so ruthless the entire galaxy is at risk.
"painful to listen to"
Rough Sex with the Home Invaders: Mom and the Virgin Sisters Reluctant Abduction and Pregnancy, tells the story of a sexy 18 -year-old virgin woman who finds herself in a sexual predicament she never really expected to be in. Within a short period of time, she finds herself abducted and deflowered, but the fun is not over yet!
Roman Britain, AD 44. General Plautius' hard-won defeat of Caratacus should have brought peace. But though the land is conquered, it is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the tribes and bring them under Roman rule. Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry is mocked by his fellow soldiers, but it gives him the toughness essential for survival.
Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.
"First battle for the young Brotherband"
The year is 2031. The United States has sealed itself off from the rest of the world. The state of the country is dire; the Constitution is ancient history, the poverty level is at an all-time high, and there is more corruption in the government than ever before. And oh yeah, Mel Gibson is president. But something is wrong with Mr. Gibson. He doesn't seem quite...human. What unfolds is a battle unlike any other. Bring on the Invaders, a secret society whose mission is to destroy the unknown forces in D.C. and take back this country.
"Comedy in a Sci-fi Future Dystopia"
Earth does not exist. Or so they want you to believe. Who are they and what do they want? They are the Voltarians of Voltar - an empire 110 planets strong. They are already among us. And the invasion is about to begin…. Or is it? The truth is far more sinister. It's the end of the world as you know it…and the beginning of one of the most spectacular, thought-provoking, and wildly inventive works of science fiction and espionage of our time.
"Just the best!"
Part two of a multi-part series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. Mutants, Space Invaders and Drive-Ins takes you into the 1950s and the Golden Age of Sci-Fi films.
The Earth has been invaded by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien race. Humanity has been conquered, but still it fights the invaders. The Resistance grows stronger, for it is the young people of Earth who battle the Illyri.
"Great Story for Sci Fi Adventure Fans"
The Resistance still fights the invaders, but they are nothing more than an annoyance to the Illyri, an alien race of superior technology and military strength. When caught, the young rebels are conscripted. Part soldiers, part hostages, they join the Brigades, sent to fight at the edges of the growing Illyri Empire.
Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through Derith, the mysterious wormhole from which no traveler has ever returned. Yet Derith's secrets are darker than they imagined, and, trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they finally emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them.
Cheryl has never been the right kind of country-club wife. She's always felt like an outsider, and now, in her midforties - facing the harsh realities of aging while her marriage disintegrates and her troubled stepson, Teddy, is kicked out of college - she feels cast adrift by the sparkling seaside community of Little Neck Cove, Connecticut. So when Teddy shows up at home just as a storm brewing off the coast threatens to destroy the precarious safe haven of the cove, she joins him in an epic downward spiral.
Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen--and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief Zavac and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.
"An excellent adventure"
The Man, his wife, and his son discover they share parallel lives in parallel worlds - one ancient man, one modern day. Both families fight a soon-to-be extinct alien race intent on housing their souls in Earth's most intelligent beings: mankind and marine mammals.
The alien spaceship was unthinkably huge, enormously powerful, apparently irresistible. It came from the void and settled on Earth, striking awe into the hearts of all who saw it. Its mission, however, was not conquest - but a call for help!
"Great story, Aweful Narration"
Hallowe'en 1938. A year after a mysterious meteorite lit up the skies of New York State, Martian invaders laid waste to the nation. At least, according to soon-to-be infamous Orson Welles they did. But what if some of the panicked listeners to the legendary War of the Worlds broadcast weren't just imagining things? Attempting to deliver Charley to her rendezvous in Singapore in 1930, the Doctor overshoots a little, arriving in Manhattan just in time to find a dead private detective.
An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report, as the starting point for a journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases. Grady explores the realities of health care in the developing world, and its potential effects on our own welfare. This is a fascinating look at the health dangers we face in a global society
"A good summary"
The start of an epic new series from bestselling author John Connolly, and Jennifer Ridyard. For fans of The 5th Wave and I Am Number Four. Earth is no longer ours. It is ruled by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilised yet ruthless alien species. But humankind has not given up the fight, and Paul Kerr is one of a new generation of young Resistance leaders waging war on the invaders. Syl Hellais is the first of the Illyri to be born on Earth.
Empire is the second novel in the epic Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, following Conquest. As captivating as Pittacus Lore's I Am Number Four; as vividly realised as Veronica Roth's Divergent. She is the trophy of a civilization at war with itself. He is its rebel captive. Separated by millions of light years, they will fight to be united. And they will risk everything to make their world - all worlds - right again.