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Judith Merril's collection of stories and poems some by renown authors.
[from the back cover] "When seventeen-year-old Leon Tsarev is coerced into writing a computer virus, the evolutionary virus he creates based on biological principles is successful--a little too successful. All the world's computers are infected. Everything from cars to payment systems and, of course, computers and smartphones stop functioning, and with them go essential functions including emergency services, transportation, and the food supply. Billions of people may die. But evolution never stops. The virus continues to change, developing intelligence, communication, and finally an entire civilization of A.I. called the Phage. Some may be friendly to humans, but others most definitely are not. Leon and his companions must race against time and the military to find a way to either befriend or eliminate the Phage and restore the world's computer infrastructure."
Sigue al robot Wall E en su aventura, descubre cuales tesoros encuentra junto a su fiel mascota Cucaracha. Follow the robot Wall E in his adventure, find out which treasures he find together with his loyal pet Roach.
From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope . . . but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone . . . Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way-a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty . . . ZoË Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, ZoË and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night . . .
Working on a friend's computer, Max accidentally triggers a time machine that brings Abe Lincoln to his school for Presidents' Day.
Fairyland is home to the seven Weather Fairies! They use magical feathers to bring all of the weather to Fairyland. But when the feathers disappear, the weather turns wacky. Abigail the Breeze Fairy's magic feather is missing.
7 stories from Pohl: The Abominable Earthman, We Never Mention Aunt Nora, A Life and a Half, Punch, The Martian Star-Gazers, Whatever Counts, and Three Portraits and a Prayer
From the book jacket: There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the frosty stranger in town for the Winter Carnival really be the Abominable Snowman? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! "Wait a minute," Howie said, holding up his hand to stop his friends from talking. "We never proved that Mr. Squash was Bigfoot." "We never proved he wasn't, either!" Melody said. "And now Mr. Savage is saying they're cousins." "And if Mr. Savage is Bigfoot's cousin," Liza said with a shaky voice, "that can only mean one thing." "Mr. Savage," Melody said with a nod, "is the Abominable Snowman!"
Fun and funny, this book will make even reluctant readers eager to turn the pages. When a space scooter race becomes a battle between the boys and girls, who will step in and remind the AstroKids to work as a team?
Prepare to fight. The Underfolk are restless. For a long time, they have kept quiet, occupying the lower levels of the; Castle. But now they are going to be heard... Tal and Mille are no longer alone in their quest for the truth about their world. They have been joined by Crow, a rebel: Underfolk, and his band of conspirators.: They know many secrets about the Castle--and are on the verge of uncovering the greatest secret of all. The darkness is growing deeper. The shadows are growing stronger. And Tal and Milla are in greater danger than ever before.
A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks two children out of the ocean for a thrilling adventure. Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony's survival is at risk. The Kampii's breathing necklaces are failing, but the elders are unwilling to venture above water to seek answers. Only headstrong Aluna and her friend Hoku are stubborn and bold enough to face the terrors of land to search for way to save their people. But can Aluna's fierce determination and fighting skills and Hoku's tech-savvy keep them safe? Set in a world where overcrowding has led humans to adapt - growing tails to live under the ocean or wings to live on mountains - here is a ride through a future where greed and cruelty have gone unchecked, but the loyalty of friends remains true.
The Yeerks plan to take over the National Guard to prepare for an all-out war against humanity and Earth. Marco and Ax couldn't be less prepared for this news. Jake can't lead. The Animorph's plan is to alert the public, thereby giving away their closely guarded secret.
Sequel to _Redemption Ark_. If you liked _Revelation Space_ and _Redemption Ark_, you'll like this one.
AARON BARNES WAS ON DUTY WITH THE SONAR SYSTEM OF THE USS MONTANA, AN OHIO-CLASS SSBN BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE. flames took the job seriously. He knew that if he made one mistake, they were all blind and deaf in the belly of the sea. So when the glider, still far off, began to emit a thrumming noise as it moved through the water, it was less than a second before Barnes noticed it, and only a few seconds more before both Barnes and the sonar computer concluded, from the sound-source's course and speed, that it wasn't a fish. Within moments, the whole crew was at battle stations. There weren't all that many countries in the world that even owned submarines, and none of them were neutral. Not at that speed, at that depth, at that time. Not in those waters. How fast was it? Barnes checked again. "Sixty knots," he whispered. "Sixty knots?" said Captain Kretschmer. His voice was calm enough-he simply didn't believe the information. "No way, Barnes. The Reds don't have anything that fast." "Checked it twice, skipper," Barnes told him. "It's a real unique signature. No cavitation, no reactor noise. Doesn't even sound like screws." In fact, it sounded like a fish with an incredibly loud heartbeat. But sixty knots? Wasn't a fish in the sea could move that fast even if it was pissing pure rocket fuel...
SECTION 31 They are the self-appointed protectors of the Federation. Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, answerable to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group commited to safeguarding the Federation at any cost. Mere days after the startling events of AVATAR, Dr. Julian Bashir faces his darkest nightmare when Section 31 compels him to undertake amission to stop one of their own. But this renegade is no ordinary agent. Like Bashir, Dr. Ethan Locken is genetically enhanced, a human superior in body and mind. But Locken dreams of remaking the galaxy in his own image -- and creating a new human empire based on the example of the infamous Khan Noonien Singh. And as he begins to understand the terrifying truth about his opposite number, Bashir will learn more about himself than he ever wanted. NO LAW. NO CONSCIENCE. NO STOPPING THEM.
"David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can't wait to read whatever he writes next."--George R. R. MartinWelcome to Acacia . . . Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever. Forced to flee to distant corners and separated against their will, the children must navigate a web of hidden allegiances, ancient magic, foreign invaders, and illicit trade that will challenge their very notion of who they are. As they come to understand their true purpose in life, the fate of the world lies in their hands.
In Furies of Calderon, bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos... For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies-elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal-to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord's circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call... Meanwhile, Bernard, Amara, and Doroga fight a menace in the Calderon valley and Isana contends with assassins and intrigue in the capital.
How far would you go to have everything you ever wanted, including wealth, power and the man you've loved for five long years? Daria has come from the planet Utan to find out.
Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin struggle as incoming students at the most exclusive academy in the Universe, both hiding secrets that are too painful to reveal, not realizing that those very secrets link them together.
His most ambitious novel to date, Accelerando is a multi-generational saga following a brilliant clan of 21st-century post-humans. The year is some time between 2010 and 2015. The recession has ended, but populations are aging and the rate of tech change is accelerating dizzyingly. Manfred makes his living from spreading ideas around, putting people in touch with one another and leaving a spray of technologies in his wake. He lives at the cutting edge of intelligence amplification technology, but even Manfred can take on too much. And when his pet robot cat picks up some interesting information from the SETI data, his world - and the world of his descendants - is turned on its head.
The Macz family has struggled to cope with the wild scientific achievements that have made humans nearly outdated. Mankind's end is closer when something starts to dismantle the solar system and tries to wipe out all natural life forms.
A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears. Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?
In this follow-up to "Servant: The Awakening," Gabrielle Cody has accepted her destiny as God's warrior, but she is not prepared to see Detective Luther Cross again.
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