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Quantitative Tamarkin Theory (CRM Short Courses)

by Jun Zhang

This textbook offers readers a self-contained introduction to quantitative Tamarkin category theory. Functioning as a viable alternative to the standard algebraic analysis method, the categorical approach explored in this book makes microlocal sheaf theory accessible to a wide audience of readers interested in symplectic geometry. Much of this material has, until now, been scattered throughout the existing literature; this text finally collects that information into one convenient volume. After providing an overview of symplectic geometry, ranging from its background to modern developments, the author reviews the preliminaries with precision. This refresher ensures readers are prepared for the thorough exploration of the Tamarkin category that follows. A variety of applications appear throughout, such as sheaf quantization, sheaf interleaving distance, and sheaf barcodes from projectors. An appendix offers additional perspectives by highlighting further useful topics. Quantitative Tamarkin Theory is ideal for graduate students interested in symplectic geometry who seek an accessible alternative to the algebraic analysis method. A background in algebra and differential geometry is recommended.This book is part of the "Virtual Series on Symplectic Geometry"http://www.springer.com/series/16019

Skies (Sharani Series)

by Kevin L. Nielsen

From #1 bestselling author of Sands, Kevin L. Nielsen, comes book 3 in the Sharani Series. "Kevin Nielsen is an author of impressive and unique fantasy with a Robert Jordan flare. Wonderfully written with plenty of twists, Skies is well worth the read!" -Alyson Peterson, author of the Ian Quicksilver series "Kevin Nielsen's Skies is a masterful blend of adventure, mystery, and magic which keeps the reader mesmerized from the first riveting scene to the last. Always unexpected, always engaging." -Josi Russell, author of the best-selling Caretaker Chronicles For the Rahuli people, the world has just gotten a lot bigger.Gavin, now the leader of the displaced Rahuli, grows increasingly frustrated with the members of the so-called slave &“rebellion.&” The former slaves are frightened by the Rahuli&’s war-filled history, but the their warrior ways might be the only thing to stop the Orinai from slaughtering them all.Meanwhile, Lhaurel is held prisoner by the Seven Sisters, the mysterious and ruthless mages who rule the Orinai. Cut off from her magic, she is forced to travel to the Orinai capital under a threat against the Rahuli. But, despite their promises, the Sisters have no intention of letting the Rahuli live.Their armies march toward the Rahuli once again. To defend his people, Gavin must earn the trust of the former slaves, or nobody stands a chance against the approaching horde.Can Gavin defeat the Orinai, or have the Rahuli entered a fight they cannot win?

Fantastic Worlds: A Fantasy Anthology

by Christie Golden Kevin L. Nielsen Michael Darling Cameron Dayton Michael Moreci Michael D. Young Jacque Stevens Zachary James Michaelbrent Collings Paul Genesse Michelle Merrill Jacob Gowans

"Not all anthologies are solid, but this one was excellent." —MYSF ReviewsIf you are a fan of sassy shapeshifters, delinquent genies, bioengineered merpeople, immortal storytellers, or anything within the realm of fantasy, this anthology has something for you! Twelve authors pool their talents to produce a wild ride through many worlds of awe and wonder. Christie Golden is an award-winning and seven-time New York Times bestselling author who has written books in the worlds of Star Trek, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Star Wars. Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, multiple Bram Stoker Award nominee, produced screenwriter, and top indie horror author. Ten other authors lend their tales to this packed collection, including Paul Genesse (The Golden Cord), Jacob Gowans (Psion Beta), Michael Moreci (Roche Limit), Cameron Dayton (Etherwalker), Kevin L. Nielsen (Sands), Michael Darling (Got Luck), Michelle Merrill (Granted), Michael D. Young (The Hunger), Jacque Stevens (The Stone Bearers), and Zachary James (Ama's Watch).

Ghost in the Game (The Dream State Saga)

by Christopher Keene

"The only thing I didn't love about this series was that I didn't write it!" —G. R. Cooper, author of the Omegaverse SeriesNoah has made a deal with the devil. In return for access to Wona’s inner circle, he must guard their Dream State game. It could be worse. After all, the Dream Engine saved his life, even if it ended so many others’. But his new alliance didn’t come without a cost. It turned many of his friends against him. Luckily, the company has assigned him a new team: Catastrophe.But leading Catastrophe takes a dangerous turn. At the grand opening of a new game zone, a vicious attack puts even the Wona President on edge. As Noah digs deeper, he discovers hacking beyond anything he’s ever imagined.In order to protect his virtual refuge, Noah must repair his broken friendships and work with Wona’s own lackeys. If Noah can't stop the hacker, more than the Dream State is at risk. Dark secrets lurk behind this mystery—secrets that go back to the creation of the Dream Engine itself."Fans of LitRPG and video games need to be reading Christopher Keene." —Paul Mannering, President of SpecFicNZ, author of Engines of Empathy

The King's Summons (Super Dungeon #1)

by Adam Glendon Sidwell Zachary James

From the epic fantasy world of Super Dungeon comes the first novel in a riveting new series.All of Crystalia is in danger.The Prophecy of the Five says that only the five princesses can unite to break the Dark Consul&’s Power.But what happens when one of them goes missing?Blaze is an Ember Mage, skilled with fire magic and with a temper just as hot. She&’s desperate for a way to prove herself, but never imagined a royal messenger would come knocking on her door. King Jasper III, ruler of all Crystalia, needs someone who works outside the system to search for his missing heir, and Blaze fits that description perfectly. After all, his first born, Princess Sapphire, is no damsel-in-distress, so the King is sure something must be terribly wrong.But, just Blaze&’s luck, Princess Sapphire was last seen in the worst of all possible places: the Frostbyte Reach. The Reach is the coldest, most miserable mountain range in the whole realm. A nightmare for any Ember Mage.And, as Blaze soon finds out, the situation is far worse than the King feared. The entire mountain is under siege by an army of bloodthirsty orcs who are crafting a weapon of incredible power. Frozen tundra or not, orcs or not, Blaze accepted the call. Now she has to prove to King Jasper—and to herself—that the King's trust was not misplaced.

The Exalting

by Dan Allen

&“The perfect alchemy of science fiction and magic . . . I can&’t wait for the next installment!&”- C. David Belt, The Arawn Prophecy and Time&’s PlagueSeventeen-year-old Dana has discovered a bloodstone. It&’s crystals have the power to control the magic and wills of an entire city-full of people. Used properly, the stone would give Dana nearly limitless power, but where Dana grew up, bloodstones are forbidden. She has no idea how to use one, and even if she did, using the stone without permission comes with a death penalty.Dana isn&’t the only one who wants to use the bloodstone. Powerful and bloodthirsty magicians from across the sea are determined to bring it back to their supreme leader. And Dana is in their way.While Dana struggles on her home planet Xahna, the rest of the universe is at war. Unbeknownst to her and the inhabitants of her world, the entire universe is coming to use Xahna as a battlefield. Marine Jet Naman leads his advance landing team to reach the planet Xahna before their enemies.The fate of the galaxy lies in the hands of two young people who have never met. Outnumbered and outgunned, their only chance to survive is each other.

Sentinel (Caretaker Chronicles)

by Josi Russell

Rigel Bryant is the only natural born telepathic human in the history of the universe. His father, Ethan, wants him to lock his abilities away, but Rigel doesn’t see why it is wrong to use his gifts.Rigel’s carefree attitude is shattered when he receives an urgent telepathic distress signal that overwhelms his every thought. The call comes from Ethan’s old friend, Tesuu the Zumiin, who saved his life during his misadventures as Caretaker.In order to reclaim Rigel’s mind, the father-son pair hire a beautiful pilot named Carine to take them to the Zumiin planet. When the trio arrives, they are attacked by AI robots determined to kill any potential threat to the Zumiin, including their own programmer. Before Ethan and Tesuu can find a solution to the problem, a deadly poisonous snake bites Ethan, sending him into a deep coma. While Tesuu battles the rampaging robots, Rigel hunts for a rare antidote to save his father’s life.Can Rigel become a hero like his father, or is it too late for him and the rest of the universe?

Back in the Game (The Dream State Saga)

by Christopher Keene

The exciting sequel to Stuck in the Game Noah has survived his time trapped in the virtual reality of the Dream State game and his body is on the road to recovery. His mind, however, cannot put the past behind him, knowing the company that ruined his life has escaped justice. With the evidence he needs to convict them held on a Transfer Orb hidden in the Dream State, Noah returns to help his friends reclaim it. However, someone has already beaten him to the punch. FranktheTank is a newbie. When he happens across the Transfer Orb, he sees it as a big payday, something to boost his skills to the next level. As he tries to sell it off to the highest bidder, he begins to realize that something more than his avatar&’s status is at stake. In order to push the evidence to the public, Noah and his allies race to find Frank before Wona does. Empowered by new weapons and magic, Noah and his friends fight through dungeons, monsters, and dragon nests, though only Noah knows what lengths Wona will resort to in order to keep its good name clean and its dark past a secret. Can Noah fight the pull of the game to protect Wona&’s victims?

The Dungeons of Arcadia (Super Dungeon #4)

by Dan Allen

The ancient magic of Arcadia fuels a vicious attack. Dwarfholm Bastion is about to fall.Gork, the prince of the Dwarves, has a plan that might just save his people and prove himself worthy to his father. As a last hope to defeat the invading orcs, Gork embarks on a dangerous mission to the deserts of Arcadia.Joining him on his quest are the famously hazardous Nyan-Nyan, the Chaos Kitty; and Terras, an inventive druid sent to find the missing Princess Ruby. The unlikely team has no idea what&’s ahead of them. There&’s a reason the secrets of Arcadia&’s tombs have remained hidden for so long—the horrors within are fed by an ancient portal to the Dark Realm. None who enter the catacombs return alive.Gork must balance the fate of his realm and the fates of those closest to his heart as he faces the demon within the Dungeons of Arcadia. If he succeeds, he just might turn the tide in the war against the Dark Consul.

Got Luck (Tales from the Behindbeyond)

by Michael Darling

Police-officer-turned-private-investigator Goethe "Got" Luck is known for rolling with the punches and never taking anything too seriously. When he picks up a seemingly dead-end murder case, his life begins to take a crazy turn. Shot at, chased by people he has never met, and attacked by an invisible liondog, Got quickly learns that there is more to this world than meets the eye. He discovers the Fae. The Eternals. They who dwell in the Behindbeyond. Once, they ruled over ancient realms, but over the centuries, their power dwindled. Now someone wants to restore their rule and subjugate humankind. All it will cost is thousands of human lives. The clock is ticking. Getting the world out of this one will take a couple friends, more than a few well-placed insults, and a whole lot of Luck.

Sherlock Academy (Sherlock Academy Series #1)

by F. C. Shaw

When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend the mysterious Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths, where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful and friends sometimes turn into foes.

Marrow (N/a Ser.)

by Preston Norton

Marrow is a fourteen-year-old prodigy at the Fantom Institute for Superheroes-in-Training. To be paired with a top-notch Superhero mentor for the summer, Marrow has to get a perfect score on the Final Challenge. However, a series of disastrous events lands him on academic probation, and he ends up being paired with Flex—a drunk, hippie bum with the superpower of elasticity. Powers and personalities clash as the two Supers struggle to overcome their differences and work together with Marrow’s friends to prevent the return of Cosmo City’s most notorious Supervillain: Marrow’s estranged father, Spine.

Resurgent Shadows (Successive Harmony #1)

by Kevin Nielsen

Ever since the Breaking, when earthquakes tore the world apart and unleashed the nightmares of myth and legend, humankind has struggled for survival. Caleb is one of the survivors, and the only thing he cares about is getting revenge on the monsters that killed his wife and son. When he saves the life of a dverger—a mythic dwarf-like creature—Caleb discovers that the Breaking may have brought good to the world along with the evil.On the other side of the country, Eric leads a small group of survivors in relative prosperity until a powerful war hammer is forced into his hands—a weapon with a will of its own so commanding that it sends Eric on a mission with one purpose: destroy the creatures that threaten his home. Caleb and Eric must each decide to do something no one has dared before: to battle the Dragonlords.

Pwned

by Shannen Crane Camp

A Gamer Girl/Gamer Boy RomanceReagan West has the perfect life. She’s gorgeous, she’s popular, and she’s at the tip-top of the high school food chain as co-captain of the cheer leading squad. She’s also best friends with the most evil girl in Albany, Tawny Perez, which means she’s never on the receiving end of Tawny’s wrath. The only trouble in Reagan’s perfect life comes from the constant threat of her fellow classmates discovering her dirty little secret—Reagan West is a closet gamer. What’s more, Reagan absolutely hates her role as the evil cheerleader. But, as any teenager knows, it’s better to suppress your own nerdy tendencies than to submit to a lifetime of being shoved into lockers. So, Reagan bravely soldiers on as a reluctant bully ... until a cute boy from her guild moves to her school and becomes Tawny’s next target. The good-looking newcomer threatens to reveal Reagan’s nerdy little secret and force her to come to terms with who she truly is. Now Reagan has to decide if she’s going to defend her fellow geeks, or if she’ll continue to be a total troll.Readers of LitRPG will enjoy this high school gamer romance.

Parrish

by Shannen Crane Camp

Blending mystery, romance, and urban fantasy with a dash of horror, this witty New Adult novel follows four quirky friends on a cross-country, paranormal investigation. Sadie Smith was absolutely certain of three things: (1) ghosts were indisputably real; (2) she and her three friends were some of the best (though not the most successful) ghost hunters in Oregon; (3) her teammate Jefferson Parrish was always the scariest thing in the room. But ghosts—unsurprisingly—can't help pay the rent. So when Sadie and her friends are offered an undisclosed sum of money from an anonymous client to find a link between four historical haunted locations, it's an easy sell. During their investigation, Sadie finds herself forgetting about Jefferson's macabre tendencies and falling for his sweetness, even if his idea of a love letter reads more like a note from a serial killer. As Sadie's feelings get more tangled up with Jefferson, their group puts together the final pieces of a 100-year-old mystery—one that will change Sadie's life forever.

Evertaster (Evertaster Series #Book 1)

by Adam Glendon Sidwell

When eleven year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker who tells them of a legendary recipe called the Gastronomy of Peace -- a recipe created hundreds of years ago, sought after by connoisseurs everywhere, and rumored to be so delicious that whoever tastes it will never want to eat anything else again. Guster thinks this might be just what he needs -- until the ruthless Gastronimatii, a cult of armed and sinister chefs -- attack the Johnsonvilles. Guster, his sister Mariah, his mother Mabel, and his two brothers are forced to flee for their lives and set out across the world in search of the One Recipe’s ingredients. On an adventure that will take them to ancient ruins, magical beasts, faraway jungles, and forgotten caves, the Johnsonvilles must unravel the mystery behind the One Recipe.

Horizon Alpha: Transport Seventeen (Horizon Arc #2)

by D. W. Vogel

&“Horizon Alpha is a melting pot of all my favorite things: far-out sci-fi, gripping survival horror, and best of all, friggin' dinosaurs!" —Tony Moore, Artist of The Walking Dead, Fear Agent & Deadpool There&’s someone alive out there. After three perilous years on a planet full of dinosaurs, Caleb and his colony have finally found safety. The &‘saurs are kept at bay, the crops are growing, and for the first time in centuries humanity might have a future. But a single voice changes everything. The colony receives a call for help from a girl they haven&’t seen since the crash and realize that they are not the only humans still alive. On an empty beach at the far edge of the continent, the survivors of Transport Seventeen have huddled in terror for three long years. Now they&’re out of food and out of time. Caleb and his friends must leave the safety of their home to rescue the survivors. As they travel into the unexplored depths of the jungle, they face danger from above, from the darkness, and from the water. And soon they discover there are new &‘saurs out there, ones that would scare even a T-rex.&“A rollicking adventure for sci-fi and dinosaur fans.&” —Mike Fredericks, Editor, The Prehistoric Times

Sherlock Academy: Moriarty's Final Threat (Sherlock Academy #4)

by F.C. Shaw

Final book of the #1 bestselling Sherlock Academy Series!Secret hide-outs, deadly explosions, and enemy spies . . .These and more are Rollie Wilson&’s world as he is initiated into the Holmes Brigade, a top-secret society created for one purpose: to take down Moriarty&’s Underground Society. Rollie, Cecily, and their comrades must follow clues to save Wesley, their friend who has been kidnapped by MUS. In the race to find him, the Holmes Brigade must interrogate suspects, decipher codes, and stay one step ahead of the villainous Herr Zilch and his ultimate plan to destroy Sherlock Academy. Can Rollie keep his promise to stop Zilch no matter the cost? Will his courage and wits be enough?

The Forgotten King (Super Dungeon #2)

by D. W. Vogel

From the epic fantasy world of Super Dungeon comes the second novel in the series!Treffen Cedarbough has trained his whole life to protect the Fae Woods. He knows what plants to eat and what plants will eat him. But most of all he knows that light magic in the Woods comes from the great and powerful Deeproot Tree. As the newest member of the Rangers, Treffen has vowed to protect the Tree with his life.When a deadly attack comes too close to Treffen&’s home, he seeks guidance from the elven elders and receives an ominous prophecy directly from the Tree. An old enemy of the kingdom, the Forgotten King, plots to break free of his ancient prison. And according to the prophecy, it&’s up to Treffen to stop this evil from escaping.With the help of a pedestrian knight and an adventuring princess, Treffen confronts the darkness. But each battle brings them one step closer to the Lordship Downs, the heart of all evil in the Woods, and to the Forgotten King&’s carefully laid trap. Deep into enemy territory, Treffen must choose between his sacred oath and the lives of his closest friends."D. W. Vogel's writing style is amazing and draws you deep into the bright and vivid world of Junior Ranger Treffen Cedarbough. You really feel like you are there sharing in the challenges, adventures, and excitement."-Dave Killingsworth, Owner, SolarFlare Games

Ridgerunners (Ridgerunners)

by Micky Neilson

From The New York Times Bestselling author from the World of Warcraft universe, comes this engaging science fiction, military series."A fun, fast adventure for space opera fans.&” — Publishers WeeklyAladhra doesn&’t run from anyone, not even the Collective.On the outskirts of earth&’s solar system, rule number one is to stay out of the Collective&’s way. They are ruthless, and powerful, and rule with an iron fist. They have no patience for Ridgerunners—the pirates and smugglers who thrive on the edges of their reach.But Aladhra&’s crew, the Pack, would rather run straight towards the Collective, guns blazing. Even wildly outmanned and outclassed, they would sacrifice everything for one shot at toppling the corrupt regime.When Aladhra and the Pack get their hands on next-generation technology, they set out to end the Collective once and for all. But the Collective knows they&’re coming. With a bounty on their heads that no Ridgerunner could resist, the Pack is surrounded by enemies, including former allies.What chance does one ship have against an entire solar system?"Fast-paced and clever, with plenty of twists and turns!" - Christie Golden, NYT Bestselling Author"A motley crew of interstellar pirates go up against . . . well, the rest of the known universe. This is adventure and blasters and an underdog story told at light speed––Micky Neilson's handle on sharp dialogue and action kept me laughing, shouting, and cussing at the Law of Thermodynamics." - Cameron Dayton, bestselling author of Etherwalker and creative director for Call of Duty.

Royal Consort, Come to be Hooked: Volume 1 (Volume 1 #1)

by Yan YangYuHui

mo clan's daughter mo qingyan fell in love with the ninth prince at first sight and used her mother's family power to help him ascend to the throne however not only did he not get the last position he even saw her as her good friend getting poisoned to death the male lead lin zifeng was originally the prince's son so he wholeheartedly protected the female lead before the female lead died due to poison he saved her life with all his might she couldn't let go of the people who had bullied her before she was reborn and those who truly treated her naturally stayed by her side and could not be abandoned what can i do to help him clear his name and ascend to the throne it was just a word of joy

Wild Doctor Consort: Volume 1 (Volume 1 #1)

by Si YueHuaKai

once transmigrated, the 21st century special forces military doctors became the newly initiated sickly princess.the side concubine was vicious, letting you taste what it was like to live rather than die.the son of an influential official came knocking on his door and directly sent him to yama for tea.i'm sorry, i don't know any empress dowager.with her good medical skills and martial arts, this woman had been doing well in the capital. the only accident was that illogical regent.she had clearly said that she was only putting on an act. would a certain prince be too involved in a play and wholeheartedly want to take over her people?"xiao feimo, what did you see in me?"a certain prince meaningfully glanced at her. "the whole of the wangfei's body is deeply rooted in this prince's heart."

The Magical Flight of Dodie Rue

by F. C. Shaw

In a land of fortune telling, alchemy, and magic carpet racing, Dodie Rue feels out of place. Dodie wishes he could be more like his brother Taj, everyone’s favorite pick to win first place in the upcoming Grand Flyer. But Dodie doesn’t have the nerve or stomach for racing, and the town bully Atallah won’t let him forget it. With the race just a few days away, Taj is suddenly poisoned by an unknown opponent. Now, with only seven days to live, Taj’s only hope is for Dodie to win the race and its grand prize: a wish from a genie. But the desert is a treacherous place with ghouls, sandstorms, and dragons around every dune. In a race with no rules, Dodie must overcome his fear of flying, outsmart the other racers, and rescue his brother from the grip of death.

Stuck in the Game (The Dream State Saga)

by Christopher Keene

"Fans of LitRPG and video games need to be reading Christopher Keene." —Paul Mannering, President of SpecFicNZ, author of Engines of EmpathyAfter a terrible car accident paralyzes seventeen-year-old Noah Newbolt, he is hooked up to the innovative Dream Engine—a virtual reality helmet that immerses the player in an online fantasy game. The Dream Engine keeps Noah&’s mind alive while doctors frantically work to heal his body, but dying in the game could send Noah into a coma, forever.Meanwhile, Noah&’s girlfriend, Sue, is suffering injuries from the same car crash, and the doctors grow confused when she seemingly fails to connect to the game. Then Noah encounters a mysterious avatar who suggests the last remnants of Sue&’s consciousness are being held prisoner in the most dangerous part of the game.Noah takes it upon himself to rescue Sue, allying himself with a group of high-level players. But as he rises through the ranks, his high status earns him the ire of top players across the world. Can Noah stay alive—and awake—long enough to save Sue and escape the game?"An interesting new take on a classic concept and one of the few young adult-friendly LitRPGs out there. In Stuck in the Game, things are not what they seem!" —Apollos Thorne, author of Codename: Freedom and Underworld: Level Up or Die!&“Keene&’s Stuck in the Game is a fun romp through a great fantasy world. The premise is unique, the pacing superb, the action tight. The pages turn themselves!&” —Harmon Cooper, author of The Feedback Loop series, Fantasy Online series, and The Last Warrior of Unigaea trilogy

Sherlock Academy: Watson's Case (Sherlock Academy Series #Book 2)

by F. C. Shaw

In book two of the Sherlock Academy series, mysteries await Rollie Wilson at the Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths. It has been several weeks since the evil Herr Zilch tried to steal from the academy’s secret library. When Rollie finds a note from Zilch in a wastepaper basket, Headmaster Yardsly asks Rollie to help discover who Zilch’s "mole" is. Rollie’s Great Auntie Ei has sent him an antique newspaper from 1894 reporting on one of Sherlock Holmes’s cases. What appears to be old news is actually a secret map hidden within the paper’s pages. Rollie must decipher the map, then discover the Academy’s secrets before the mole can hand them over to Herr Zilch. With his best friend Cecily at his side, Rollie is determined to catch the spy, all while dealing with his odious roommate, his mysterious great-aunt, and the school’s new teacher.

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