Download E-books Capital: A Novel PDF

By John Lanchester

One of the main said books of the 12 months, Capital is a sweeping social novel through the author hailed at the disguise of the New York instances ebook Review as “a brainy, pleasure-loving polymath.”

Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (author of The Debt to Pleasure) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It’s 2008 and issues are falling aside: endure Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going below, and the citizens of Pepys highway, London—a banker and his shopaholic spouse, an previous girl death of a mind tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani store vendors and a shadowy refugee who works because the meter maid, the younger football superstar from Senegal and his minder—are receiving nameless postcards studying “We wish What You Have.” who's in the back of it? What do they wish? Epic in scope but intimate, taking pictures the normal dramas of very assorted lives, this can be a novel of affection and suspicion, of monetary cave in and terrorist chance, of estate values going up and fortunes taking place, and of a urban at a second of impressive rigidity.

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Download E-books An Abyss of Light (Powers of Light, Book 1) PDF

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear

While THE GALACTIC MAGISTRATES - extraterrestrial beings with brilliant damaging potential - compelled international after international to hitch their Union of sun structures, in simple terms the Gamant humans persevered to withstand subjugation. For even though the Magistrates' Union introduced peace and prosperity, it additionally stole the uniqueness of its member races.

And to the people referred to as the Gamant humans, their background was once extra very important than existence itself. For they have been the selected ones, blessed with the reward of the Mea Shearim - an interdimensional gateway to God. yet have been the beings of sunshine with whom wearers of the Mea communed truly God and the angels? Or have been they extraterrestrial beings past the comprehension of flesh and blood mortals, a race to whom the Gamants have been mere pawns in a few universe-spanning game?

Either means, the Gamant religion might quickly obtain its final attempt because the Galactic Magistrates mobilized to place an finish to their uprising, at the same time many between them became to a messiah who may perhaps betray them all….

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Download E-books The Precipice (The Asteroid Wars, Book 1) PDF

By Ben Bova

Once, Dan Randolph used to be one of many richest males in the world. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental catastrophe, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of thousands. Randolph is aware the strength and typical assets of house can shop Earth's financial system, however the cost could be the lack of the one factor he has left--the corporation he based, Astro Manufacturing.
Martin Humphries, fabulously prosperous inheritor of the Humphries belief, additionally is aware that space-based is the best way of the long run. yet not like Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes within the strategy. And he understands that definitely the right bait to ensnare Dan Randolph--and take keep watch over of Astro--is his progressive new fusion propulsion system.

As Randolph--accompanied by means of attention-grabbing girls who're additionally terrific astronauts--flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his flow. the way forward for mankind lies in Randolph's hands.

The Asteroid Wars have begun.

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Download E-books Omon Ra PDF

By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield

"An artistic comedy as black as outer house itself. Makes The correct Stuff appears like a NASA handout."―Tibor Fischer.

Victor Pelevin's novel Omon Ra has been broadly praised for its poetry and its wickedness, a singular in response to the nice works of Gogol and Bulgakov: "full of the ridiculous and the sublime," says The Observer [London]. Omon is selected to study within the Soviet area application the achievement of his lifelong dream. even though, he enrolls simply to come across the terrifying absurdity of Soviet protocol and its backward know-how: a bicycle-powered moonwalker; the outrageous Colonel Urgachin ("a form of Sovier Dr. Strangelove"―The manhattan Times); and a one-way project to the moon. The New Yorker proclaimed: "Omon's experience is sort of a rocket firing off its quite a few stages―each incident is extra jolting and propulsively absurd than the single before."

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Download E-books Embers PDF

By Sándor Márai, Carol Brown Janeway

Initially released in 1942 and now rediscovered to foreign acclaim, this taut and exquisitely based novel by way of the Hungarian grasp Sandor Marai conjures the depression glamour of a decaying empire and the dissatisfied knowledge of its final heirs.

In a secluded wooded area fortress an previous common prepares to obtain a unprecedented customer, a guy who was his closest good friend yet who he has no longer visible in 41 years. Over the resultant hours host and visitor will struggle a duel of phrases and silences, accusations and evasions. they'll exhume the reminiscence in their friendship and that of the General’s attractive, long-dead spouse. and they're going to go back to the time the 3 of them final sat jointly following a hunt within the within reach forest--a hunt within which no video game used to be taken yet in which whatever was once misplaced endlessly. Embers is a vintage of contemporary ecu literature, a piece whose poignant evocation of the previous additionally appears like a prophetic glimpse into the ethical abyss of the current

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Download E-books Takeoff (Starblaze Editions) PDF

By Randall Garrett

Has technological know-how fiction misplaced its pizazz? delusion now not as impressive because it was? Takeoff! With Randall Garrett's energetic choice of vintage parodies and pastiches. inside of those pages, Garrett takes on such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Eric Frank Russell, E. E. "Doc" Smith, and extra! the unique "classics" shouldn't be a similar!

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Download E-books The Path of Minor Planets: A Novel PDF

By Andrew Sean Greer

In 1965, on a small island within the South Pacific, a bunch of astronomers assemble to witness the passing of a comet, but if a tender boy dies in the course of a meteor bathe, the lives of the scientists and their household swap in sophisticated but profound methods. Denise struggles for admire in her expert lifestyles, married Eli turns into more and more interested in Denise and her quixotic brain, and younger Lydia makes an attempt to flee the scientists’ long-casting shadows. Andrew Sean Greer’s striking and sweeping first novel is an exploration of percentages taken and misplaced, of affection came across and damaged, and of time’s refined gravitational pull at the lives of daily and amazing people.

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Download E-books Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Harvey Swados

There was once a time whilst manhattan was once every thing to me: my mom, my mistress, my Mecca, whilst i may not more have desired to reside anywhere else than i'll have conceived of myself as a daddy, disciplining my boy and dandling my daughter.

So starts off "Nights within the Gardens of Brooklyn", which supplies its name to Harvey Swados's accumulated tales. during this appealing and heartbreaking novella, Swados describes a new release "aflame with romance and disillusion," looking for pleasures and solutions, and exhibits how the calls for of affection and existence mood its hopes and fears. it's a perennial tale, instructed by means of Swados in ordinary and lyrical prose and with super sympathy, and absolutely some of the most enduring achievements of postwar American fiction.

Harvey Swados's many best suited tales converse of labor, friendship, and relatives. they're in regards to the universal global, in addition to the ultimate loneliness from which the typical international can't defend us. And but Swados, as Richard Gilman has written, was once particularly interested by "the leap forward into actual feeling, the attainment of ethical dignity, and the linking up with others via compassion."

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Download E-books Bear v. Shark: The Novel PDF

By Chris Bachelder

Given a comparatively point taking part in box -- i.e., water deep adequate in order that a shark may perhaps maneuver proficiently yet shallow sufficient in order that a endure may stand and function with its attribute dexterity -- who may win in a struggle among a endure and a shark?
during this fiercely humorous, razor-sharp satire of our media-saturated tradition, the sovereign state of Las Vegas is host to endure v. Shark II. After a disappointing loss within the first computer-generated match-up, the endure is out for blood. With an essay entitled "Bear v. Shark: A cause to Live," younger Curtis Norman wins a countrywide contest and 4 tickets to the sold-out occasion. because the Normans head cross-country of their SUV, they stumble upon a dizzying barrage of voices weighing in at the upcoming spectacle -- everybody from the Freudians, theologians, pundits, and self-published authors at the radio to the undergo and shark enthusiasts, cultists, and resisters at pit stops alongside the way in which. beaten via factoids and ten-second debates, Mr. Norman grows ambivalent concerning the approaching occasion and the kinfolk with whom he can not seem to attach. nonetheless, the Normans push directly to Vegas, towards an apocalyptic, strangely emotional finishing.

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Download E-books Dear Illusion: Collected Stories (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

With Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis tested himself because the undesirable boy of twentieth-century British letters. Later he turned recognized as one other type of undesirable boy, an inveterate boozer, a red-faced scourge of political correctness. He used to be constant all through in being a devoted enemy of any kind of “right thinking,” which helped to make him some of the most continually unconventional and exploratory writers of his day, a grasp of classical English prose who used to be unafraid to use himself to literary genres all too frequently brushed off as “low.” technological know-how fiction, the undercover agent tale, the ghost tale have been all grist for Amis’s mill, and nowhere is the experimental spirit within which he labored, his will to check either fact and the reader’s mind's eye, extra obvious than in his brief tales. those “woodchips from [his] workshop”—as he known as them—are whatever yet throwaway paintings. they're in its place the essence of Amis, a brew that's as tonic because it is intoxicating. 

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