Gretel and the Dark

Author: Eliza Granville
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594633959
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Vienna, 1899. Josef Breuer - celebrated psychoanalyst - is about to encounter his strangest case yet. Found by the lunatic asylum, thin, head shaved, she claims to have no name, no feelings - to be, in fact, not even human. Intrigued, Breuer determines to fathom the roots of her disturbance. Years later, in Germany, we meet Krysta. Krysta's Papa is busy working in the infirmary with the 'animal people', so little Krysta plays alone, lost in the stories of Hansel and Gretel, the Pied Piper and more. And when everything changes and the real world around her becomes as frightening as any fairy tale, Krysta finds that her imagination holds powers beyond what she coulc ever have guessed. As the shadows and echoes between them multiply, it becomes clear that these two narratives are the interwoven threads of one much bigger story, which scours the darkest, most shameful places of twentieth-century history and reveals - in a dizzying fianl twist - a path back out to the light.

Looking and Seeing

Author: John McQuade
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507780459
Format: PDF
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Looking and Seeing is an introduction to Nalanda Miksang. A combination of a philosophical treatise and a playful photography manual, this first volume of three starts the journey. Through studying looking and seeing, flash of perception, and synchronization, we explore structured assignments to free the eyes and mind through contemplative photography.

The Tea Master and the Detective

Author: Aliette de Bodard
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 1625673663
Format: PDF, ePub
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“A window onto a beautifully developed world that widens the meaning of space opera.” —New York Times Once, the mindship known as The Shadow's Child was a military transport. Once, she leapt effortlessly between stars and planets, carrying troops and crew for a war that tore the Empire apart. Until an ambush killed her crew and left her wounded and broken. Now the war is over, and The Shadow's Child, surviving against all odds, has run away. Discharged and struggling to make a living, she has no plans to go back into space. Until the abrasive and arrogant scholar Long Chau comes to see her. Long Chau wants to retrieve a corpse for her scientific studies: a simple enough, well-paid assignment. But when the corpse they find turns out to have been murdered, the simple assignment becomes a vast and tangled investigation, inexorably leading back to the past--and, once again, to that unbearable void where The Shadow's Child almost lost both sanity and life... “[The Tea Master and the Detective] is a window onto a beautifully developed world that widens the meaning of space opera, one that centers on Chinese and Vietnamese cultures and customs instead of Western military conventions, and is all the more welcome for it.” —Amal El-Mohtar, New York Times “The Tea Master and the Detective is the Sherlock Holmes retelling I always wanted and now I have it. And I want so much more of it.” —Ana Grilo, Kirkus “The Tea Master is an astonishing Holmesian mystery, in which Holmes is a woman and Watson is a spaceship. It is everything I wanted it to be. Tea, space, and mysteries within mysteries.” —Mary Robinette Kowal “Ingenious... As a classical blend of far-future SF and traditional murder mystery, The Tea Master and the Detective should satisfy readers unfamiliar with the Xuya universe, but at the same time it’s an intriguing introduction to that universe, much of which seems to lie just outside the borders of this entertaining tale.” —Gary K. Wolfe, Locus “De Bodard constructs a convincingly gritty setting and a pair of unique characters with provocative histories and compelling motivations. The story works as well as both science fiction and murder mystery, exploring a future where pride, guilt, and mercy are not solely the province of humans.” —Publishers’ Weekly

Little Heaven

Author: Nick Cutter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501104217
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman to evaluate the safety of a boy who may have been taken against his will to a New Mexico backwoods settlement, where the mercenaries encounter paranoia, mistrust, and insanity in the shadow of a monolithic idol.

Charlatan

Author: Pope Brock
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307339890
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tells the story of the little-known Dr. John Brinkley and his unquenchable thirst for fame and fortune and Morris Fishbein, a quackbuster extraordinaire who relentlessly pursued the greatest charlatan of the 1920s and 1930s.

Stardance

Author: Spider Robinson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780812552256
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Beautiful Shara makes contact with intelligent aliens.

Mr Shivers

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316071374
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is the time of the Great Depression. Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge. Because out there, riding the rails, stalking the camps, is the scarred vagrant who murdered Connelly's daughter. One man must face a dark truth and answer the question - how much is he willing to sacrifice for his satisfaction?

Rust and Bone

Author: Craig Davidson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330543040
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rust and Bone conjures a savage world of prizefighters, gamblers and sex addicts; dogs fight to the death and bare-knuckled men fight for survival on the most extreme margins. And yet these gritty stories are tempered by gentleness, the quiet understanding in the most intimate relationships. A whale trainer’s accident, a boy’s life endangered – where human vulnerability is so close to the surface, the humanity of these characters heralds redemption and hope.

Wild Tech Wild Kratts

Author: Chris Kratt
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101939052
Format: PDF, Docs
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PBS’s successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can learn all about the Wild Kratts’ amazing tech—from their flying ship the Tortuga to their shrink ray miniaturizer, and of course, their Creature Power suits!

American Elsewhere

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780316214520
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map. In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. When ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico, she learns that the people of Wink are very, very different...