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.
"I needed for it to end"
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..."
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"
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.
"Good narration, lame story"
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.
Was zählt am Ende wirklich? Auf dem Sterbebett, wenn klar wird, dass das Leben sich dem Ende zuneigt? Nach vielen Reisen durch die ganze Welt, auf der Suche nach dem, was dem Leben Sinn gibt, findet die Australierin Bronnie Ware eine neue Aufgabe. Sie begleitet Sterbende in den letzten Wochen ihres Lebens.
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."
Simon Japp will never forget his violent past. But when civilization is all but destroyed, he sees his chance for redemption. Blessed with a strange "gift," he's determined to help the resistance against the Strangers, the mysterious force that stalks them at every turn.
"Envy Chronicles Book Two"
With his family gone and the world nothing more than ash, thanks to The Change, Wyatt is ready to give up - until he meets Remington Truth. Faced with zombies, the Strangers, and the desolation of the crumbled world around them, Wyatt and Remy find something more than comfort in one another...something that may be worth fighting for.
From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope…but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone… Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: Revenge. Harnessing a strange new “gift”; he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: His father.
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"
Bruno "Fence" Washington survived the apocalypse - emerging from a Sedona cave into a strange and terrible new world... 50 years later. Now, scouring for answers about the malevolent Strangers, the former extreme sportsman encounters a woman who calls to his every desire.
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.
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.
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.
Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog "what if", auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche bizarre Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Hätten wir genug Energie, um die ganze Weltbevölkerung von der Erde wegzubefördern? Wann (wenn überhaupt) wird Facebook mehr Profile von Toten als von Lebenden enthalten? Wenn man eine zufällige Nummer wählt und "Gesundheit!" sagt, wie hoch ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass der Angerufene tatsächlich gerade geniest hat?
Ein Waschküchenschlüssel oder die täglichen Abfälle können Anlaß für Glossen-Geschichten sein...
"Ich bin bestellt. Donnerstag Punkt zehn." Eine junge Frau in einer Großstadt in Rumänien auf dem Weg zum Verhör beim Geheimdienst...
"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.
In einem großen viktorianischen Haus im Süden Londons leben sieben Kinder mit ihrer bettlägerigen Mutter. Als diese stirbt, begraben die Kinder sie im Garten. Isoliert und in panischer Angst vor dem Waisenhaus behaupten sie vor der Außenwelt, ihre Mutter sei krank und könne niemanden sehen. Sie leben weiter, als ob nichts geschehen wäre.