Lucifer s Hammer

Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345421396
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Fiction

A comet on a collision course with Earth renews hope in a filmmaker, provides immortality for a millionaire, and gives two astronauts a chance to relive their past fame, but when the comet strikes, all walks of life must turn to one another in order to survive. Reprint.

Lucifer s Hammer

Author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Publisher: Brian H. Labadie
Release Date: 2015-01-19


Author: Jerry Pournelle
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441382908
Release Date: 1985-07-15

Captain Rick Galloway and his men had been talked into volunteering for a dangerous mission--inly to be ruthlessly abandoned when faceless CIA higher-ups pulled the plug on the operation. They were cut off in hostile territory, with local troops and their Cuban "advisors" rapidly closing in. And then the alien spacceship landed. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract

Author: Claire P. Curtis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739142054
Release Date: 2010-07-17
Genre: Political Science

Fictional accounts of the end of the world rarely explore the end of humanity; instead they present the end of what we now know and the opportunity to start over. Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract: 'We'll Not Go Home Again' contends that postapocalyptic fiction reflects one of our most basic political motivations and uses these fictional accounts to explore the move from the state of nature to civil society through a Hobbesian, a Lockean, and a Rousseauian lens.

Deep Heet

Author: Anthony Williams
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595214990
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Deep Heet is a two-part gritty and dramatic work examining the inception and use of a previously unknown powerful hallucinogenic pleasure drug suddenly thrust upon the people of Southern California. Called “The Ultimate High”, Deep Heet automatically replaces heroin and crack cocaine as the racy drug of choice among the diverse and adverse groups and lifestyles of present-day Los Angeles. Introduced to the world by a wayward member of an L.A. gang who misspelled the word: Heat, the coolish “Heet” stuck fast and spread even faster. Called Deep Heet for the lasting warm sensation experienced after its initial devastating rush, Deep Heet induces painted, swirling visuals, feelings of extreme euphoria and total mental well-being. As it zips all bodily functions hypercritical causing heart failure and brain damage and complete metabolic dependence. In time people all over the world are selling everything from corporations to babies to obtain Deep Heet. From the struggling poor of South-Central, to the fast-track high-tech towers of West Los Angeles to the glitter and ritz of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Deep Heet leaves its insidious calling card; destroying lives and wrecking fortunes. Here, the novel gives unique insight into the lives and struggles of people living on the precipice of twenty-first-century Los Angeles and its incessant racial-age-social group and class turmoil. Where massive amounts of money; treacherous gangstas and the trappings of sex, mansions, sleek cars, hip-hop and rampant drug use whirlwinds the day. And destroys the soul. Where loyalties are fleeting, friendships hard to find and families non-existent. Deep Heet is a radical mind-boggling read sure to stir the consciousness of all who turn the pages.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley Davidson 1936 to Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781532008108
Release Date: 2016-10-29
Genre: Transportation

Donny Petersen feels honored to share the wealth of his motorcycle knowledge and technical expertise. He offers the real deal in understanding the Harley-Davidson. He gives workable solutions for whatever ails the 1957 to 1985 H-D (Ironhead) Sportster. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough understanding. Donny intersperses the technical explanations with entertaining true stories of the hard core lifestyle of these years including The Wild One, Easyriders, the Birth of Hog, Willie G., Steppenwolf, Evil Knevil, the reviled AMF, 1%ers, and who could forget Elvis Presley. Petersens insight makes technical issues understandable even for the novice. This is the eighth volume of twelve of Donnys technical series. Petersen is the dean of motorcycle technology. Donny examines the theory, design, and mechanical aspects of the Ironhead Sportster. Donny has ridden hundreds of Harleys across four continents doing all of his own roadside repairs. He has acquired his practical knowledge the hard way. Donny Petersen has the privilege of sharing his technical secrets with easy understanding. He will walk you through detailed mechanical procedures concerning the power train, electrical, fuel delivery, ignition, and the gear head favorite subject of oil and lubrication.

The Planet Remade

Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783780976
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Nature

Despite the on-going political horse-trading over emissions targets, each piece of new scientific research offers further evidence that no feasible reduction in the emissions can now effectively mitigate the carbon crisis. With limited time for action, an increasingly influential minority of climate scientists are exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the biosphere. A stratospheric veil against the sun; the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton; a fleet of unmanned ships seeding clouds: these are technologies from the radical fringes of climate study, and they are chilling, not least given the risk of hostile use. And yet, we're now at the point where we have no choice but to take them very seriously indeed. The Planet Remade explores the science, history and politics behind these strategies. It looks at who might want to see geo-engineering techniques used, and why - and why others would be dead set against any such attempts. Throughout history, people have made huge changes to the planet - to the clouds and the soils, to the winds and the seas, to the great cycles of nitrogen and carbon - that are far more profound than often realized, and which can help us to fundamentally rethink our responses to global warming. With sensitivity, insight and expert science, Oliver Morton unpicks the moral implications of our responses to climate change, our fear that people have become a force of nature, and the potential for good in having such power. The Planet Remade is about imagining a world where people take care instead of taking control.

American Nerd

Author: Benjamin Nugent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743288019
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

"American Nerd" explores the concept of nerdiness and the history of the nerd subculture: how they developed and how they have manifested in media, literature, schools, the workplace, and in the general public.

Decade of Nightmares

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199884445
Release Date: 2006-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Why did the youthful optimism and openness of the sixties give way to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that remains ascendant today? Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip. Writing in his usual crisp and witty prose, Jenkins offers a truly original and persuasive account of a period that continues to fascinate the American public. It is bound to captivate anyone who lived through this period, as well as all those who want to understand the forces that transformed--and continue to define--the American political landscape.

The Root of All Evil

Author: Illiad
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596001932
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

Continues the adventures of A.J., Stef, Pitr, Miranda, Greg, Dust Puppy, and Erwin as they field ridiculous user support questions, rant about Microsoft and AOL, and go camping.

The Silent History

Author: Eli Horowitz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448191260
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Fiction

A generation of children are born without speech, without comprehension, without language entirely. At first, they are just medical curiosities. But their numbers swell, and soon they grow into an established underclass, occupying squats and communes around the world. To some they are seen as a threat; to others, as a salvation. Some suspect they may have other abilities beyond our understanding. The children cannot tell you their story. Instead we rely on The Silent History, a collection of testimonies from those touched by the phenomenon. Parents, doctors, opportunist inventors, cult leaders, and vigilantes, recall what they have endured and what they have inflicted on others. They will take you from a recognisable present to a real and unsettling future. You will not want to look away.

Resurrection Express

Author: Stephen Romano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451668667
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Fiction

The “cinematic, hyper-kinetic, action-packed” (Jeff Abbott) thriller and “a must-read for followers of Andrew Vachss and Charlie Huston” (Booklist, starred review). There is no code Elroy Coffin can’t break, nothing he can’t hack, no safe he can’t get into. But for the past two years, he’s been incarcerated in a maximum-security hellhole after a job gone bad, driven to near-madness by the revelation of his beloved wife’s murder. Now a powerful and mysterious visitor who calls herself a “concerned citizen” offers Elroy his freedom if he’ll do another job, and sweetens the deal with proof that his wife might still be alive. All Elroy has to do is hack into one of the most complicated and deadliest security grids in the world—clear and simple instructions for the best in the business. Or so he thinks. Quickly drawn into the epicenter of a secret, brutal war between criminal masterminds, Elroy is forced to run for his life through a rapid-fire labyrinth of deception, betrayal, and intrigue— where no one is to be trusted and every fight could be his last . . . and the real truth hidden beneath the myriad levels of treachery may be too shocking to comprehend. . . .