Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip.
"A mystery should be mysterious..."
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.
"Hours and hours of tired..."
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered. Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? But something goes wrong. Very wrong.
"Could not stop listening"
When Dr. Elliott Drake wakes from a mysterious fifty-year sleep, the world as he knew it is gone. Cities are now desolate, and civilization is controlled by deadly immortals. Stranger still is Elliott's extraordinary new "gift" - he has the power to heal, but it comes with fatal consequences. Jade barely escaped the immortals and is now hell-bent on revenge. She trusts no one...until she meets Elliott.
"Way beyond My Expectation"
Als Nora die Einladung zum Junggesellinnenabschied ihrer besten Highschool-Freundin Clare erhält, ist sie wie vor den Kopf gestoßen. Zehn Jahre sind vergangen, seit sie Clare zuletzt gesehen hat, zehn lange Jahre, in denen die beiden keinen Kontakt hatten. Wider besseres Wissen nimmt Nora die Einladung an. Ein folgenschwerer Fehler. Als sie nach dem Wochenende in einem Krankenhaus erwacht, kann sie sich nur noch an wenig erinnern.
It was Cobb Anderson who built the "boppers" - the first robots with real brains. Now, in 2020, Cobb is just another aged "pheezer" with a bad heart, drinking and grooving on the old tunes in Florida retirement hell. His "bops" have come a long way, though, rebelling against their subjugation to set up their own society on the moon. And now they're offering creator Cobb immortality but at a stiff price: his body his soul... and his world.
"Dull story. Annoying reader."
In 1933 in the Shenandoah Valley, there isn't a place for Lum (short for Columbia), a 33-year-old intersex woman. She travels by schedule from one branch of the family to another, assisting with cooking, childcare, and housework. Always an outsider, even in her own family, Lum secretly collects postcards of people like the Dog-faced Girl, imagining their stories, and nurtures her lifelong friendship with Smiley, an African-American man who sells furniture, odds and ends, and a little moonshine.
The Damnation of Theron Ware is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. The Washington Post compares it to An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. The novel reveals much about turn-of-the-century provincial America, religious life, and the depressed state of intellectual and artistic culture in small towns. The story deals with the life of a Methodist pastor named Theron Ware who recently moved to small town in upstate New York.
"Often-overlooked American classic"
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The Godfather of cyberpunk - a mad scientist bravely meddling in the outrageous and heretical - Rucker created Bopper Robots, who rebelled against human society in his award-winning classic Software. Now, in 2953, "moldies" are the latest robotic advancement - evolved artificial lifeforms made of soft plastic and gene-tweaked molds and algae, so anatomically inventive and universally despised that their very presence on the planet has thrown the entire low-rent future into a serious tailspin.
It's 2054, and Phil Gottner doesn't know where his life is. His girlfriend is hooked on merge, a drug used in "bacteria-style" sex. His father has just been swallowed by a hyperspatial anomaly that materialized from a piece of art designed to project images of four-dimensional objects into three-dimensional space. Then, at the funeral, Phil meets and falls in love with Yoke Starr-Mydol, a young lovely visiting from the Moon.
In 2030, bopper robots in their lunar refuge have found a way to infuse DNA wetware with their own software code. The result is a new lifeform: the meatbop. Fair is fair, after all. Humans built the boppers, now bops are building humans... sort of. It's all part of an insidious plot that's about to ensnare Della Taze - who doesn't think she killed her lover while in drug-induced ecstasy - but isn't sure.
Xu Fengxia lebt in einem beschaulichen westfälischen Dorf. Sie ist dort verheiratet und hat sich eingelebt. Meist aber ist sie unterwegs, auf Tournee...
The world they knew is ashes. The world that remains is in peril. And five extraordinary survivors are humankind's last, best hope. The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human - eternally young, eternally beautiful - but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness - until a miracle lady brings him back.
"Best book in the series so far - Great Narrator"
"Slow Fashion' Designers Tout Their Wares as Better for the Planet" is from the April 4, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Ich bin bestellt. Donnerstag Punkt zehn." Eine junge Frau in einer Großstadt in Rumänien auf dem Weg zum Verhör beim Geheimdienst...
Ein Waschküchenschlüssel oder die täglichen Abfälle können Anlaß für Glossen-Geschichten sein...
Do you ever wonder what would happen if Hitler had won the Battle of Dunkirk? Colonel Sir Edward Ware is about to find out when Rommel pushes him off the French beach with all his troops and then beats him to Britain in 1940. The chase ends up in Coronado, California, land of palm trees, the rich and famous - and swastikas! It's all ahead for the Republican Convention of 1940 in Philadelphia where a dark horse candidate is being selected with plenty of Nazi involvement.
"Dell Shutters Its Alienware X51 'Experiment'" is from CNET.com, published on July 20, 2016. It was written by Ty Pendlebury and narrated by Rex Anderson.