Author: Raymond Weil
Release Date: 2017-03-22
From USA Today Best Selling Author Raymond L. Weil comes the first book in the Originator Wars series.The Lost Fleets have settled on an Originator Dyson Sphere in preparation for their greatest test yet. A great enemy is spreading across the universe conquering galaxy after galaxy.The few surviving Originators have asked Fleet Admiral Jeremy Strong to fight a war against their most hated enemy, the Anti-Life. If he fails to stop their advance, then the entire universe could be in danger.Rear Admiral Kathryn Barnes sets out on a desperate quest. She must find the missing Originators who fled into deep space millions of years in the past to escape a deadly disease. If they are to have any hope of winning this intergalactic war, the missing Originators must be found.
Author: Raymond Weil
Release Date: 2017-08-04
From USA Today Best Selling Author Raymond L. Weil comes the second book in the Originator Wars series.The Eternals have decided to conquer Originator space. All that stands between them are the Originator AIs and the Humans, or at least that is what the Eternals believe. In preparation for the invasion, they begin gathering their massive warfleet.Fleet Admiral Jeremy Strong sets out to rescue Grayseth deep in Eternal territory. The rescue mission will make him realize just how dangerous the Eternals are.Rear Admiral Kathryn Barnes is searching for the lost Originators who vanished over two million years in the past. If they hope to be able to defeat the Eternals, they need the scientific knowledge this group possesses. At the Communications and Transport Hub treachery is brewing. Treachery that could bring all of Fleet Admiral Strong's plans crashing down around him.
Author: Harry Markopolos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics
Harry Markopolos and his team of financial sleuths discuss first-hand how they cracked the Madoff Ponzi scheme No One Would Listen is the thrilling story of how the Harry Markopolos, a little-known number cruncher from a Boston equity derivatives firm, and his investigative team uncovered Bernie Madoff's scam years before it made headlines, and how they desperately tried to warn the government, the industry, and the financial press. Page by page, Markopolos details his pursuit of the greatest financial criminal in history, and reveals the massive fraud, governmental incompetence, and criminal collusion that has changed thousands of lives forever-as well as the world's financial system. The only book to tell the story of Madoff's scam and the SEC's failings by those who saw both first hand Describes how Madoff was enabled by investors and fiduciaries alike Discusses how the SEC missed the red flags raised by Markopolos Despite repeated written and verbal warnings to the SEC by Harry Markopolos, Bernie Madoff was allowed to continue his operations. No One Would Listen paints a vivid portrait of Markopolos and his determined team of financial sleuths, and what impact Madoff's scam will have on financial markets and regulation for decades to come.
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits marks the debut of an exciting new voice in fiction. Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain.What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There's Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who's been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who's fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future.
Author: Matthew Bortolin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Performing Arts
The Dharma of Star Wars links George Lucas's beloved classic and the wise words of the Buddha in playful and unexpectedly rewarding ways. Exploring Darth Vader's karma, the dark side within, and the way of the Force, Bortolin presents an inspiring, totally new take on the Star Wars saga--and a fresh interpretation of Buddhist teachings.
Earth is under attack. 20 years after the American-Chinese war devastated our worlds, we finally have a tense peace. But legendary American Admiral Jack Mattis, on his inspection tour of the first joint American-Chinese space station, finds himself in the middle of the unthinkable: an alien invasion. Their ships are powerful, their weapons overwhelming. And in the confusion, our tentative peace with the Chinese is shaken to the core. Taking command of his old battleship, The Midway, Admiral Mattis races the alien fleet to Earth, desperate to prevent the utter destruction of humanity's home. And in Earth's darkest hour, Mattis must unify and lead old adversaries to the fight against a common enemy, one that doesn't care about flags or borders. An enemy driven by malevolent hate and a thirst for blood. An enemy that cares for one thing only: Earth's destruction.
Author: Walker Percy
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2011-03-29
In this National Book Award–winning novel, a young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in postwar America. On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.
When the Synthetic Intelligence, Val Ky Ree wakes from her emergency sleep after a climatic battle, she finds her creator race, The Aesir, are all gone and thousands of years have passed. The last of her kind, she discovers a new purpose in protecting the few thousand humans left in the universe from the hostile alien races called the Compact. As humanity teeters on the edge of extinction, one human male helps her to realize her destiny as she takes on a new role as the last of the mythical Valkyries, who have the power to decide who lives and who dies. She will need all her power and Warrior Code discipline when an old threat from the past re-emerges. This time she must face it alone.Excerpt:A double ping brought his attention back to the display. The Compact fleet had just crossed the outer boundary of the sphere. He watched as the side bar data showed her four turrets' status which shifted from 'Tracking' to 'locked on'. He shifted his gaze back to the yellow dots just in time to see them flash brightly for half a second before becoming very faint dots that were now falling behind the rest of the still advancing fleet."Targets hit and disabled," said Val Ky Ree. Before Ronson could say anything, she continued. "Val Ky Ree to Compact Fleet. I have disabled the three Trior ships that are carrying torsion beam weapons. If you board those ships and examine their cargo compartments, you'll see what's left of those weapons. I could have destroyed those ships completely, and I can destroy all of your remaining ships just as easily, but I would prefer not to do that. You are being used by the Trior for their own ends. Now that you have seen my power, you are advised to take advantage of my patience and immediately decelerate to zero velocity. If you do not do so, I will take whatever measures are necessary to defend the humans. If all humans are killed, either now or in the future, the race that is responsible for their elimination will face the same fate. This I swear as an Aesir Warrior!"Ronson held his breath as he watched the velocity data of the Compact fleet. It wasn't slowing down. Another translated text message scrolled across the display.[The decision to destroy all humans was made by the leaders of our races. Your Aesir are gone! By what authority do you interfere in our quest for justice!"]When Val Ky Ree replied, the volume was deafening. "I AM THE LAST OF THE VALKYRIES! THE GODS GAVE US THE POWER TO DECIDE WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES! YOU HAVE DETERMINED YOUR OWN FATE. IN ORDER FOR MY HUMANS TO LIVE, YOU MUST DIE."Keywords: Space Opera, military science fiction, space fleet, galactic empire, war
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-09-25
5,000 years in the future, humanity faces total extermination. Our one defence: highly-trained soldiers who scour the metal-strewn blackness of space to hunt down a terrifying enemy: an insect life-form known only as 'Bugs.' This is the story of trooper Johnny Rico, from his idealistic enlistment in the infantry of the future through his rigorous training to the command of his own platoon. And his destiny is a war that will span the galaxy. Robert A. Heinlein announced himself as a master of modern science fiction with Starship Troopers, his controversial take on modern military politics. His best-known novels include The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land
Captain Keyes captains the Providence, the last human ship not dependent on dark tech, which humanity has used to rule the galaxy for decades. When dark tech fails, allies become enemies. Meanwhile, humanity's oldest enemy is on the rise. The future now depends on Captain Keyes and his misfit crew.
The Galactics quarantined Earth. But the last Guard agent died. Logan found his stealth ship, and now it's his job to enforce Galactic law against alien predators. Lord Beran the Antaran regards humans as little better than insects to stomp if they get in his way. He's searching for the lost Polarions, last seen on this backward planet thousands of years ago. There are alien relics hidden under the ice-sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. Lord Beran wants those, even if uncovering them will unleash a stellar holocaust. Unless Logan can stop the Antaran, whose super-science seems like magic to us mere humans, the universe is about to find out why the Galactic Guard first quarantined Earth. INVADERS: THE ANTARAN is the third book in the Invaders Series, a novel of science fiction adventure by bestselling author Vaughn Heppner. The series starts with book 1, INVADERS.
Humanity's worst nightmare has again come out of the Dark. Can a human race in turmoil survive? When the human race faces extermination at the hands of an expanding species the last survivors travel a thousand years to reestablish the race ten thousands light years away. It is now a thousand years after the birth of the New Terran Empire. The race has aggressively expanded during that time, with a fleet that has never lost a war against an alien species. But the signs are there, the old enemy is back, and the Fleet will face its greatest challenge in a foe fifty times their size. Science fiction in the tradition of Anderson and Weber, where the physics of normal and hyperspace dictate the strategy and tactics. Enormous fleets battle across the immensity of space with advanced technologies. Can the proud human Fleet hold off the tide of an advancing enemy, rallying allies and deploying new tech? Or will the conquerors achieve what they could not two thousand years before, and end the existence of the upstarts.
Author: Raymond Weil
Release Date: 2018-01-27
From USA Today Bestselling author of The Slaver Wars comes a new military science fiction series.The Trellixian Empire was constantly expanding, seeking new worlds for their ever-increasing population. If worlds were discovered with existing sentient populations, they were cleansed to make room for colonization. Hundreds of budding civilizations had been eliminated by Trellixian battle fleets.On Earth years in the past, a scout ship fleeing from the Trellixians crashed. Scientists investigating the wreckage discovered what the Trellixians had done to the world the scout ship escaped from. They also discovered it was only a matter of time before the Trellixians reached Earth.A daring plan was implemented involving the major world powers. They would prepare in secret for the coming of the alien invaders. The only question was, how could one world resist a galactic empire?
Ten years after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy, Ravna Bergnsdot must try to prevent power-seeking humans and intelligent pack animals called Tines from dragging the fledgling civilization on Tines World into chaos.