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In the jungle the vicious man-killer is king, but what chance would a tiger have in the Times Square traffic? Alan E. Nourse was a prolific golden age science fiction author.
Advanced races generally are eager to share their knowledge with primitive ones. In this case ... with Earthmen!
Wysten Turner is a Brit visiting America after it's great war with Russia. He meets a woman with a tale of woe in the streets of New York. Her boyfriend is a professional wrestler who beats her. She begs Turner to help her escape him, but is the situation as straight forward as it seems? Nominated for a Retro Hugo Award.
Four men set out to prove their mettle by crossing the bright side of Mercury when it is closest to the sun. A feat which no one has ever done and survived. The odds are against them and they will need all of their expertise and courage if they are to succeed. Even that might not be enough.
The Secretary of State has died and Tom Shandor discovers that the Secretary requested that he put together his official biography for national consumption. Shandor has no idea why he's been chosen for the project, nor what shocking secrets he'll find once he starts the project. There's more riding on the choices he will make than he could possibly have imagined.
After World War III, a torn and devastated world is split between science and magic. A group of scientists with a super computer pit themselves against a group of politicians whose followers are desperate enough to believe anything. But in the end, nothing is what it seems and no one is to be trusted.
Alan E. Norse was a leading science fiction author during the tail end of the Golden Age. His stories have stood the test of time and continue to entertain and enthrall generation after generation of readers. His thought provoking stories are just as pertinent today as they were in the Golden Age when he wrote them. Collected here in this omnibus edition are over 700 pages of wonderful fiction, including twenty three classics such as: 'Star Surgeon;' 'An Ounce of Cure;' 'Circus;' 'My Friend Bobby;' 'Consignment;' 'Second Sight;' 'Marley's Chain;' 'The Coffin Cure;' 'Letter of the Law;' 'Contamination Crew;' 'The Link;' 'Meeting of the Board;' 'Image of the Gods;' 'Peacemaker;' 'Derelict;' 'The Native Soil;' 'Brightside Crossing;' 'The Dark Door;' 'Infinite Intruder;' 'Bear Trap;' 'Martyr;' 'A Man Obsessed;' and 'Gold in the Sky.'
Collected here are five adventures from Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master and Science Fiction Hall of Fame member, Frederik Pohl. Each of these stories will transport you to an imaginative place and time. Pohl was one of the best science fiction writers of all time and these are some of his best stories.
Jeffrey Meyer had a killing on his mind. It meant nothing to him that his towering Twenty-first Century world was going mad. He shouldered aside the rising tide of narcotics-mania, the gambling fever, the insatiable lust for the irrational. Jeff had his own all-consuming obsession: Paul Conroe must die! After a five-year frenzied chase, Jeff had his victim cornered; he'd driven him into the last hideaway of the world's most desperate men-the sealed vaults of the human-vivisectionists. And Jeff knew that to reach his final horrible objective, he must offer himself also as a guinea pig for the secret experiments of the world's most feared physicians!
She'd paid good money to see the inevitable ... and then had to work to make it happen!
The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it's also messy, fallible, and disorganized. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? That conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain? Or that alcohol can actually improve your memory? (Editor's note: please read the book before testing that last conclusion. )In Idiot Brain, Dr. Dean Burnett celebrates blind spots, blackouts, insomnia, and all the other downright laughable things our minds do to us, while also exposing the many mistakes we've made in our quest to understand how our brains actually work. This is the best kind of popular science--lucid, funny, and whip-smart--from a debut author who will be tickling funny bones and firing neurons for a long time to come.
The English doctor's temporary assignment When a new and very English doctor, Timothy Morgan, strolls into Tennengarrah on a temporary assignment, nurse Clara Watts finds her life running out of control. In the scorching heat of the Outback Clara and Tim are thrown together in life-or-death situations, and find themselves hurtling toward an exciting affair. What will happen when Clara discovers she's pregnant? Let Carol Marinelli take you on a roller coaster of exciting medical drama and deep, heartfelt emotions.
City doctor in the Outback... Dr. Abby Hampton is the ultimate city doctor, and is absolutely dreading being stuck in a bush hospital for three months--until she steps off the plane! Midwife Kell Bevan is there to greet her and he's absolutely gorgeous! The sexual chemistry between the pair is ignited. But Abby is determined not to get involved because her life is in the city. But each dramatic medical emergency pushes their proximity and emotions to the breaking point--Kell has fallen in love with Abby and he's not afraid to admit it! Will Abby take up Kell's challenge--to stay in the Outback and become his bride?
Nurse Rachael Holroyd is running on empty when she returns to Melbourne City Hospital after a traumatic year away. Yet the new plastic surgeon manages to make her heart flutter--and Rachael finds herself falling for him fast! Dr. Hugh Connell is as gifted as he is gorgeous, and the moment he meets Rachael his heart melts. She seems intent on keeping an emotional distance, but Hugh instinctively knows he can help her get over her troubled past. He can offer her the most precious gift of all--if only she'll accept.... A&E Drama--Hearts are racing!
Nurse Molly Jones had decided that if she ever bumped into Luke Williams again, she'd be superslim, sleek-haired and dressed to impress... Instead Molly's coming off a night shift in the children's ward, and is slightly the worse for wear when she discovers that Luke is back in town--with his four-year-old twins! Luke, a single dad and pediatrician, is asdedicated and charming as she remembers. But Molly's heart's been broken twice before: first when Luke left, and then when she discovered that she'd never be a mom. All she's ever dreamed of is having a family, and Luke makes it all seem possible...especially when Molly realizes they've made a little miracle of their own.
"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com) "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques. Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why
Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. This practical guide shows IT, devops, and system reliability managers how to prevent an application from becoming slow, inconsistent, or downright unavailable as it grows.Scaling isn't just about handling more users; it's also about managing risk and ensuring availability. Author Lee Atchison provides basic techniques for building applications that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand without affecting the quality your customers expect.In five parts, this book explores:Availability: learn techniques for building highly available applications, and for tracking and improving availability going forwardRisk management: identify, mitigate, and manage risks in your application, test your recovery/disaster plans, and build out systems that contain fewer risksServices and microservices: understand the value of services for building complicated applications that need to operate at higher scaleScaling applications: assign services to specific teams, label the criticalness of each service, and devise failure scenarios and recovery plansCloud services: understand the structure of cloud-based services, resource allocation, and service distribution
Building distributed applications is difficult enough without having to coordinate the actions that make them work. This practical guide shows how Apache ZooKeeper helps you manage distributed systems, so you can focus mainly on application logic. Even with ZooKeeper, implementing coordination tasks is not trivial, but this book provides good practices to give you a head start, and points out caveats that developers and administrators alike need to watch for along the way. In three separate sections, ZooKeeper contributors Flavio Junqueira and Benjamin Reed introduce the principles of distributed systems, provide ZooKeeper programming techniques, and include the information you need to administer this server. Learn how ZooKeeper solves common coordination tasks Explore the ZooKeeper API's Java and C implementations and how they differ Use methods to track and react to ZooKeeper state changes Handle failures of the network, application processes, and ZooKeeper itself Learn about ZooKeeper's trickier aspects dealing with concurrency, ordering, and configuration Use the Curator high-level interface for connection management Become familiar with ZooKeeper internals and administration tools
After a blow to the head, an American named Hank Morgan wakes up in England. Specifically, King Arthur's England of 528. With no other options, Morgan uses his knowledge of science to pass himself off as a great wizard. This earns him the enmity of Merlin. Biting social commentary and laugh out loud humor make this book a classic.
Before there was Gandalf and Dumbledore there was Merlin, the legendary adviser to King Arthur. Shrouded in the magical mist of time, Merlin is the wizard that all other wizards are measured against. Collected here in one edition are the stories and legends that inspired a tradition, including 'Merlin's Youth,' by George Parker Bidder; ,'The Prophecies of Merlin, and the Birth of Arthur,' by Sir James Knowles; 'Merlin,' by Beatrice Clay; 'The Prophecy of Merlin,' by Anne Bannerman; 'The Wisdom of Merlyn,' by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt; 'Wise Merlin's Foolishness,' by U. Waldo Cutler; 'Merlin I,' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'The Story of Merlin,' by Howard Pyle; 'The Egyptian Maid or The Romance of the Water-Lily,' by William Wordsworth; 'Merlin and Vivien,' by Lord Alfred Tennyson; 'Merlin II,' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'Merlin and the Gleam,' by Alfred Lord Tennyson; 'Excalibur,' by Sir Thomas Malory; 'Merlin's Song,' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'Merlin's Grave,' by Sallie Bridges; 'Merlin's Last Prophecy,' by George Darley; 'Merlin in Avalon,' by Geoffrey Junior; and 'Merlin's Tomb,' by Robert Buchanan.
They were losing the planet. The first of the frontier worlds wanted its independence. There was a traitor in their midst and it was up to Neel to find him and stop a nuclear war.
Jason dinAlt has been kidnapped and is being returned to the planet Cassylia to stand trial for his crimes. But en route the space ship he is on crash lands on a planet inhabited by men who have lost much of their technology. It is up to Jason to find a way to stay alive and get off planet. Can he succeed in leaving this new Deathworld?
It's more than a little careless to lose a battleship, even in interstellar space. Enter Slippery Jim diGriz, better known as the Stainless Steel Rat, the fastest talking con-man in the galaxy. Jim will need to go undercover to find the missing battleship and make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. A fast paced comical science fiction romp!
Deathworld' is perhaps Harry Harrison's best known novel and is certainly the book that put him on the map. Jason dinAlt is a daring gambler. He uses his spotty psionic powers to give himself a slight edge in games of chance. After winning a large fortune at the tables, he flees for his life to Deathworld, the most dangerous planet ever colonized by human beings. He will soon discover that nothing is what it seems.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her "Anne of Green Gables" books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942.
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