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Abaddon's Gate, the third installment of the Expanse series, unveils a new frontier for humanity. An alien artifact constructs a mysterious gate beyond Uranus, leading to an unknown darkness. Jim Holden and his crew join a flotilla to investigate, unaware of a covert scheme aiming to destroy Holden.
All Systems Red
In a future controlled by corporations, scientists and their self-aware android companion, "Murderbot," conduct tests on a distant planet. When a neighboring mission goes silent, they must uncover the truth, even as Murderbot grapples with its own identity and its disdain for humanity.
The Anubis Gate
In Regency London, Brendan Doyle becomes an unexpected guide amidst rival beggars, sorcerers, and sinister forces. He befriends Coleridge and unravels mysteries about poet Ashbless, while navigating danger and revelations. Survival and truth intertwine in this thrilling tale of intrigue.
In a fiery revolution, the Free Navy ravages Earth and outer planets. James Holden and crew face a crucial mission to protect vulnerable colony ships. Flawed alliances, chaos, and an enigmatic alien puzzle test their choices, shaping humanity's destiny in this gripping tale.
Join Binti, a talented young girl from the Himba tribe, as she embarks on a transformative journey to Oomza University. With the threat of the Medusae and the fate of a planet at stake, Binti must draw upon her skills and wisdom to forge peace. Experience this groundbreaking sci-fi saga in its entirety.
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Across Ganymede, Earth, and Venus, deadly threats emerge. A Martian marine witnesses a massacre, a politician fights to avert war, and an alien protomolecule engulfs Venus. James Holden and his crew embark on a mission to save humanity, facing chaos and an imminent alien invasion.
In a universe of habitable planets, the Rocinante and its crew face a post-collapse society. Tensions brew between settlers and a controlling company on a new world, as a deadly disease emerges. Holden, with Detective Miller's help, holds the key to a cure and the fate of humanity in his hands.
Cryptonomicon intertwines World War II and the present in a gripping journey. Lawrence and Bobby crack Axis codes, while Randy and Amy pursue Nazi treasures. Unbreakable encryption and hidden conspiracies fuel this captivating tale of paranoia and intrigue across time.
Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family, faces treachery on spice-rich Arrakis. As Muad'Dib, he embarks on a profound journey to fulfill humanity's dream. Herbert's epic explores destiny, power, and the intricate nature of humanity in a vividly imagined world.
The Decadent Society
The Decadent Society examines a stagnant Western world, highlighting economic stagnation, political deadlock, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline. It explores the persistence of "sustainable decadence" and provides insights into the challenges faced by contemporary civilization.
East of Eden
"East of Eden": Trask & Hamilton families entwined in Salinas Valley, echoing Adam, Eve, Cain. Love, identity, absence's consequences explored. Steinbeck's powerful retelling of Genesis, mesmerizing characters, timeless themes.
Dan Simmons's Hyperion was an immediate sensation on its first publication in 1989. Now, six years later, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear.
The Elephant in the Universe
"The Elephant in the Universe": Captivating exploration of dark matter, comprising 85% of the cosmos. Govert Schilling delves into history, evidence, theories, unveiling its mysteries. Profound implications for our understanding of the universe.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Seconds before Earth's destruction, Arthur Dent joins Ford Prefect, an eccentric researcher for The Hitchhiker's Guide. Their interstellar adventure includes a two-headed president, a depressed robot, and an enigmatic pen enthusiast. Armed with insatiable curiosity, prepare for a cosmic journey that…
How the World Really Works
Discover realities shaping our survival in How the World Really Works. Smil challenges assumptions, analyzes energy, food, globalization, risks, and the environment. Reshapes understanding through quantitative analysis, revealing the complex past, present, and uncertain future. A thought-provoking exploration.
On the lawless world of Hyperion, the enigmatic Shrike awaits. Some worship it, others fear it, but a few are determined to destroy it. As war engulfs the galaxy, seven pilgrims embark on a perilous journey to seek answers and redemption. Each carries a hidden truth that may shape the fate of humanity.
Bilbo Baggins, a contented hobbit, embarks on an unexpected adventure with a wizard and dwarves. They seek to raid Smaug's treasure, encountering a magic ring and the enigmatic Gollum. Bilbo's comfortable life is forever changed in this thrilling tale of courage and discovery.
After Laconia's fall, an ancient enemy resurfaces, reigniting the war. Elvi risks all in Adro, Tanaka hunts Duarte's daughter, and Holden fights for a future. Amidst looming annihilation, an unexpected alliance seeks peaceful galactic civilization. But victory may demand a devastating sacrifice.
In a colonized solar system, Jim Holden discovers a deadly secret aboard a derelict ship, while Detective Miller searches for a girl with crucial information. As war looms and powerful factions collide, they must defy the odds to uncover the truth and alter the course of the universe.
The Last Watch
In Sergei Lukyanenko's Last Watch, the battle between good and evil intensifies. Anton, equipped with new powers, aids the Scottish Night Watch in an investigation of a Russian man's murder by a vampire. As he unravels the mystery, Anton becomes a target in a plot that could trigger Armageddon.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
In the enchanted land of Narnia, Lucy discovers a secret world hidden within a wardrobe. With her siblings, she embarks on a perilous adventure to free Narnia from the grips of the wicked White Witch. Guided by the majestic Lion Aslan, they face a battle of courage and destiny.
Make Something Wonderful
"Make Something Wonderful" is a curated collection of Steve Jobs' speeches, interviews, and correspondence, providing a unique insight into the life and work of this creative entrepreneur. From his childhood to his time at Apple, Pixar, and NeXT, Jobs shares his perspective on his remarkable journey.
Explore the expanded Expanse in this gripping collection. From a Martian scientist's groundbreaking engine to prisoners bracing for doom, a crime boss's bid for freedom, and a family's journey to an alien world. These gritty tales, with author's notes, unveil the captivating universe of The Expanse.
This collection includes all of the author’s previously published short fiction set in the world of the Queen’s Thief, as well as never-before-published stories, vignettes and excerpts, poetry and rhymes, a guide to objects from museums around the world that inspired the author, and a very special recipe…
The Magician's Nephew
In wintry Narnia, Digory and Polly embark on a thrilling adventure after being sent to another world by Digory's misguided uncle. They encounter the wicked sorceress Jadis in the newborn land of Narnia before finding their way back home, forever changed by their journey.
Left for dead on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney fights for survival. Alone and resourceful, he harnesses his ingenuity to overcome insurmountable odds. With unwavering determination, he battles each obstacle, defying the impossible. Will his relentless spirit triumph and bring him home?
In Corey's fifth Expanse novel, humanity colonizes a thousand worlds, but chaos reigns. Amidst vanishing ships, secret armies, and a stolen protomolecule, the inner planets suffer terrorist assaults. Holden and the Rocinante crew fight for survival, longing for their last refuge.
Stripped of all, Commander Sam Vimes battles time to save the future. Solving a murder, mentoring his past self, and altering a rebellion, he seeks justice. Amidst urchins and rebels, Vimes fights for truth, armed with resolve and a hard-boiled egg.
The Rocinante crew battles for peace in a vast network of colonized worlds. Inner planets clash with the belt, while a hidden enemy menaces Laconia. With resurfacing conflicts and emerging tech, change exacts a transformative price on humanity and the Rocinante.
Project Hail Mary
Ryland Grace, awakened from a long sleep, discovers he's the last hope for humanity on a critical mission. Struggling with amnesia, he faces a daunting task to solve a scientific puzzle and save the Earth. Alone in space, time is running out, and everything rests on his shoulders.
The Power Law
"The Power Law" delves into Silicon Valley's venture-capital firms, exploring their impact on innovation and the global economy. Sebastian Mallaby uncovers the truth behind iconic successes and failures, challenging the obsession with lone genius and addressing industry biases. With captivating storytelling,…
In the sprawling Tower of Babel, Headmaster Thomas Senlin embarks on a perilous quest to find his lost wife. Amidst chaos and treachery, he must navigate diverse venues and undergo a transformation to become a man of action. Join him on this gripping and suspenseful journey through a world of kingdoms…
Stranger in a Strange Land
Valentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while teaching them his own fundamental beliefs in grokking, watersharing, and love.
Bono, the rock legend and activist, shares his captivating life story in this memoir. From his Dublin childhood to U2's global success, he takes readers on an intimate journey. With original artwork, this candid memoir is a must-read for fans and music enthusiasts alike.
The Sirens of Titan
"The Sirens of Titan" is an audacious cosmic adventure exploring morality and the purpose of human life. Malachi Constant, Earth's wealthiest and most debauched man, embarks on a space journey with a captivating woman. But there's a catch to the invitation, unveiling Vonnegut's prophetic vision in this…
Amid a deadly pandemic, two leaders emerge: Mother Abagail and Randall Flagg. Mother Abagail guides survivors to create a peaceful community, while Randall Flagg thrives on chaos and violence. As their power grows, humanity's destiny teeters, compelling survivors to confront their inner demons and make…
The Stone Sky
In the final installment of the acclaimed trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance as the Moon returns. Two women, Essun and her daughter Nassun, hold the key to either saving or destroying the world. As they navigate their paths, the post-apocalyptic tale reaches…
The Fall of Hyperion
In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be…
The Fellowship of the Ring
Centuries ago, Elven-smiths forged the Rings of Power, with Sauron's creation of the One Ring. In the tranquil Shire, Frodo Baggins is entrusted with the Ring, setting forth on a perilous quest across Middle-earth. His mission: to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord's nefarious schemes in the treacherous…
The Fifth Season
Essun's world shatters as her husband murders their son and abducts their daughter. In a desolate, chaotic landscape, she embarks on a perilous quest to find her child, willing to dismantle everything in her path. Essun's determination in a broken world will reshape her destiny and defy all odds.
The Obelisk Gate
The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun — once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger — has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate…
The Quantum Magician
Belisarius, a fugitive Homo quantus with quantum senses, is tempted with immense wealth to lead warships through an enemy wormhole. Embracing his true abilities, he assembles a diverse crew representing new branches of humanity. Success could ignite war or propel the evolution of Homo quantus.
The Return of the King
As the Dark Lord's power grows, Frodo and Sam embark on a perilous journey into Mordor to destroy the One Ring. Mount Doom holds the key to their mission, but Frodo's strength wanes as the Ring's corruption takes its toll. The fate of Middle-earth hangs in the balance as they face their ultimate challenge.
The Rise of Endymion
In a world threatened by genocide, Aenea, a new messiah, and her protector, Raul Endymion, must deliver a powerful message to their followers. Pursued by the enigmatic Shrike, they embark on a mission to unravel the universe's mysteries. The secrets of Hyperion will unveil humanity's destiny in a climactic…
The Three-Body Problem
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to…
The Twilight Watch
The third book in the bestselling Russian trilogy that is part fantasy, part vampire story, and part detective story, tells of an ancient race of humans who have supernatural powers and swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light. In Twilight Watch, they face their greatest threat yet.
The Two Towers
Frodo and his companions face peril as they strive to destroy the Ruling Ring. Gandalf is lost, Boromir succumbs to temptation, and the company is attacked. Now, Frodo and Sam journey alone, pursued by a mysterious figure. Their path leads down the River Anduin, fraught with danger and uncertainty.
There is No Antimemetics Division
Antimemes discourage spreading by self-censoring. They include secrets, complex data, and elusive anomalies. How can you combat something unrecordable and unknowable? Enter the Antimemetics Division, fighting an invisible war with a hidden enemy. Welcome, veteran.
Humanity's interstellar empire expands through ancient alien ruins, but deeper mysteries and threats emerge. Elvi searches for knowledge and weapons to fight unimaginable forces. Teresa prepares to inherit her father's ambitions, navigating intrigue alongside dangerous individuals. The Rocinante's crew…