Titan s Fall

Author: Zachary Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481430401
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Fiction

In book two of the fast-paced Icarus Corps series, the Colonial Protection Forces wages war on the Conglomeration making a stand on Titan—and this battle may be the final one. The rapacious alien forces have taken their war to our solar system. Now that the human and PAC forces won a decisive battle on the moon, they need to try to head off the coming armada before their overpowering strength is amassed and The Icarus Corps is once again on the front line. But are they there just for fodder? And what exactly are they fighting for: Continued subjugation within the PAC or Earth first? Book two in The Icarus Corps, Titan’s Fall continues the team’s adventures as they wards off a fierce race of alien conquerors as they fight for humanity’s place at the vanguard of of this galactic war.

The Icarus Corps

Author: Zachary Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781534402355
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Fiction

An omnibus edition of the three Icarus Corps titles: The Darkside War, Titan’s Fall, and the newest novel, Jupiter Rising, which details the sudden involvement in a galactic war between two opposing factions that want to use humanity as cannon fodder. Nebula and World Fantasy Award–nominated author Zachary Brown created a “good old-fashioned military science fiction” (Locus) in the Icarus Corps trilogy. The always outgunned and under-equipped human soldiers known as the Colonial Protection Forces battle across the moon and the alien desert landscapes of Titan all to make one desperate attack at Jupiter to hold the invading Conglomeration forces at bay, only to have a greater threat revealed as to why the Conglomeration–Accordance war has been raging across the galaxy.

Jupiter Rising

Author: Zachary Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481430425
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Fiction

An omnibus edition of The Icarus Corps trilogy: The Darkside War, Titan’s Fall, and the newest novel, Jupiter Rising, which details our sudden involvement in a galactic war that wants to use humanity as cannon fodder in a galactic war between two opposing factions where the last battles take place in our solar system. Nebula and World Fantasy Award–nominated author Zachary Brown created what Locus magazine raves as “good old fashioned military science fiction” in the Icarus Corps trilogy. The always outgunned and under-equipped human soldiers known as the Colonial Protection Forces battle across the moon and the alien desert landscapes of Titan all to make one desperate attack at Jupiter to hold the invading Conglomeration forces at bay, only to have a greater threat revealed as we find out why the Conglomeration—Accordance War has been raging across the galaxy.

The Darkside War

Author: Zachary Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481430364
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Aliens have conquered Earth, but they haven’t conquered humanity—yet. A young army conscript battles for survival in this action-packed futuristic thriller that will appeal to fans of Halo and Inglorious Bastards. People used to wonder if we were alone in the universe. Well, we’re not. Not by a long shot. Aliens come in all shapes and sizes, and even the good guys are likely to haunt your nightmares. And oh, you’ll have nightmares, even after you leave the service. If you leave the service. Devin is a reluctant conscript to an alien-run army: when the Accordance conquered Earth, they said it was to prepare against the incoming alien Conglomeration forces. But as Devin travels to the dark side of the moon for boot camp and better acquaints himself with his so-called allies, his loyalties are increasingly tested. Because the enemy of the enemy is not always a friend. Sometimes they’re a far, far worse threat.

Attack on Titan

Author: Hajime Isayama
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 9781642120486
Release Date:
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

THE DREAM OF FREEDOM DIES The truth revealed through the memories in Grisha's journals shakes all of Eren's deepest beliefs. There is no rugged but free land beyond the Walls--there is a whole other world, equally full of oppression and war. Suddenly, the ambitions that have animated the Survey Corps for generations seem small and naïve. What is there left to fight for?

He Played For His Wife And Other Stories

Author: Anthony Holden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471162299
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Fiction

He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories continues a rich tradition of fictional writing on one of the world’s greatest games. A ghost at the table, a heads-up with Shakespeare, a high stakes stick-up, a hand played on Death Row, tales of pioneers and knaves, even a celestial argy-bargy – each story in this anthology reveals that when it comes to playing poker, no one can hide from their true selves. Whoever you are, you can be sure all your passions and compulsions, your desires, your foibles and idiosyncrasies will be unsparingly crystalised and exposed on the baize. First mentioned in print in a military history book published in 1836, the game of poker quickly found its way into the modern literary canon. Requiring technical skill and creative fiction in equal measure, poker is the quintessential writer’s game. From John Steinbeck, Bret Harte, Henry James to Damon Runyon, writers throughout the ages have found in poker a natural prism to refract complex human experience. Poker is one of the few sports to have spawned a literature almost as rich and colourful as its own exotic history. Featuring contributions from Booker Prize-winning novelist D.B.C. Pierre, award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, actor Neil Pearson and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories is a compelling collection that will appeal to poker fans everywhere.

Attack on Titan Before the Fall Volume 5

Author: Ryo Suzukaze
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 9781612628387
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

THE TITAN’S SON FIGHTS ON Saved from exile, Kuklo and Cardina meet the hero Jorge Pikale, the first man ever to defeat a Titan in combat, and they learn how he did it: a mysterious gas-powered grappling machine known only as "the device." Jorge believes Kuklo might just have the agility and reflexes to master this startling weapon and take the Survey Corps to a new level. But Kuklo has his doubts, and what will Sharle think…?

Attack on Titan Before the Fall Volume 7

Author: Ryo Suzukaze
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 9781682332498
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

TAKE A STAND FOR HUMANITY Kuklo left the walls behind for one reason: To see a Titan for himself,?and finally banish the doubts that have dogged him about his own?humanity. That mission has been accomplished, but not everything has?gone according to plan. Now Kuklo is on the run with the Survey?Corps from a 10-meter-class Titan. But it soon becomes clear to Kuklo?and Commander Pikale that they have no chance to reach the wall in?time. To live, they'll have to fight!

Black and White

Author: Jackie Kessler
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553906666
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Fiction

It's the ultimate battle of good versus good. They were best friends at an elite academy for superheroes in training, but now Callie Bradford, code name Iridium, and Joannie Greene, code name Jet, are mortal enemies. Jet is a by-the-book hero, using her Shadow power to protect the citizens of New Chicago. Iridium, with her mastery of light, runs the city’s underworld. For the past five years the two have played an elaborate, and frustrating, game of cat and mouse. But now playtime’s over. Separately Jet and Iridium uncover clues that point to a looming evil, one that is entwined within the Academy. As Jet works with Bruce Hunter—a normal man with an extraordinary ability to make her weak in the knees—she becomes convinced that Iridium is involved in a scheme that will level the power structure of America itself. And Iridium, teaming with the mysterious vigilante called Taser, uncovers an insidious plot that’s been a decade in the making…a plot in which Jet is key. They’re both right. And they’re both wrong. Because nothing is as simple as Black and White. From the Trade Paperback edition.

15 Stars

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416545934
Release Date: 2007-06-12
Genre: History

In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even supported and protected each other throughout their celebrated careers. In the public mind they stood for glamour, integrity, and competence. But for dramatic twists of circumstance, all three -- rather than only one -- might have occupied the White House. The story of their interconnected lives opens a fascinating window onto some of the twentieth century's most crucial events, revealing the personalities behind the public images and showing how much of a difference three men can make. Marshall and MacArthur were contemporaries and competitors. Eisenhower was MacArthur's underling, then Marshall's deputy, before becoming MacArthur's counterpart as a supreme commander, Ike in Western Europe, MacArthur in the Pacific. Each of the three five-star generals would go on to extraordinary postwar careers: MacArthur as a virtual viceroy of Japan, overseeing its transition to a new constitutional democracy, and then leading the UN forces in the Korean War; Marshall as secretary of state, author of the Marshall Plan, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Eisenhower as president. Fifteen Stars presents the intertwined lives of these three great men against the sweeping background of six unforgettable decades, from two world wars to the Cold War. It is history at its most dramatic yet most personal -- a triumph for Stanley Weintraub, our preeminent military historian.

Fields of Fire

Author: Marko Kloos
Publisher: 47north
ISBN: 1503940713
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Fiction

The time has come to take the fight to the Lankies. Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now. Once again, seasoned veterans Andrew and Halley find themselves in charge of green troops and at the sharp tip of the spear as the combined military might of Earth goes up against the Lankies. But if there's one constant in war, it's that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy...and the Lankies want to hold on to Mars as badly as humanity wants to reclaim it.

Darkness Falling

Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062379207
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times Bestselling Author Ian Douglas comes the next chapter in his grand space odyssey, Andromedan Dark, Darkness Falling Lord Commander Grayson St. Clair has guided the Tellus Ad Astra to a part of the universe no human—and possibly no race known to Man—has ever seen. Far from the worlds they know, the colony ship is on its own, facing . . . something that seems to have no weakness. Something whose sole purpose seems to be devouring civilizations. With both time and space as enemies, St. Clair must figure out a way to explore this new corner of space, maintain military order on a mission that was supposed to be civilian, and—somehow—bring the Tellus Ad Astra back to the Milky Way. Combining the drama and action you’ve come to expect from military science fiction master Ian Douglas, this follow up to Altered Starscape is bound to capture your imagination.

A Fistful of Elven Gold

Author: Alex Stewart
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9781625796349
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Fiction

When someone starts killing his fellow bounty hunters in the port of Fairhaven, Drago Appleroot is happy to help his contacts in the City Watch with their investigation—for a reasonable fee, of course. But posing as an assassin-for-hire to draw out the killer attracts the attention of two separate groups from a far-off Elven kingdom whose private war is being fought on the streets of his home town. Pitched into a maelstrom of treachery and lethal politics, Drago is forced into a long and dangerous journey to the heart of the Sylvan Marches, where one determined gnome might just decide the destiny of a kingdom. If he can survive long enough to decide which side he ought to be on. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Alex Stewart's Shooting the Rift: “Stewart makes his [faster than light travel] technology as accessible and relevant as the neuroware, genetic engineering, anti-gravity, and other assorted techno-furniture of the milieu. His various venues . . . are limned with vigor, vividness and vivacity. The personages are all true-to-life, delivering fine banter and plot-propelling dialogue, arising out of fully believable motivations and drives and desires. . . . the best of what ambitious adventure SF has always done and can plainly continue to do.”—Locus “Stewart writes with sly wit. He pokes fun at modern science fiction tropes. His clever writing even satirizes science fiction satire. He combines this with rollicking adventure, original plot twists and unexpected revelations and endings. Shooting the Rift is fun to read. Better still it promises a sequel.”—Galveston County Daily News

The Midnight Front

Author: David Mack
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765383198
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes a visionary World War II-era adventure. The Midnight Front is the epic first novel in the Dark Arts series. On the eve of World War Two, Nazi sorcerers come gunning for Cade but kill his family instead. His one path of vengeance is to become an apprentice of The Midnight Front—the Allies’ top-secret magickal warfare program—and become a sorcerer himself. Unsure who will kill him first—his allies, his enemies, or the demons he has to use to wield magick—Cade fights his way through occupied Europe and enemy lines. But he learns too late the true price of revenge will be more terrible than just the loss of his soul—and there’s no task harder than doing good with a power born of ultimate evil.