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Uniform of a Man

by Dave Dryfoos

After rescue, revenge was uppermost in Chet Barfield's mind; the hideous, bestial Agvars had to be taught a lesson they'd never forget. His rescuers seemed to disagree, however--until Chet learned his lesson too!

Tree, Spare that Woodman

by Dave Dryfoos

The single thing to fear was fear--ghastly, walking fear!

Spillthrough

by Daniel Galouye

Ships switching from hyper to normal space had to do it in a micro-second--if the crews were to live. But it would take Brad suicidal minutes!

The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of

by Daniel Defoe

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea.One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of Africa and the later half concerns his life as a pirate in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Defoe's description of piracy focuses for the most part on matters of economics and logistics, making it an intriguing if not particularly gripping read. Singleton's pirate behaves more like a merchant adventurer, perhaps Defoe's comment on the mercantilism of his day.

The Further Adventures of Robinson Cr

by Daniel Defoe

Having returned safely home, Crusoe marries and starts a family. But despite his prosperous life, he finds nothing to challenge him and suffers from a burning desire to return to sea. Although his wife begs him not to go, Crusoe and his man Friday set sail. When they reach the island, they are surprised to find that things have changed dramatically. When Crusoe and Friday set out for the mainland, they are attacked by vicious cannibals and Friday is killed. Overwhelmed with grief for the loss of his faithful servant and friend, Crusoe embarks on a long voyage around the world. His travels take him to far-flung places from Brazil and Madagascar to Siberia and China. As he continues to journey, it becomes clear that he is happiest when wandering, and we begin to wonder if he will ever return home again.

The Fortunate Mistress: or, a History of the Life of Mademoiselle de Bealau Known by the Name of Lady Roxana

by Daniel Defoe

Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own 'wicked' life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving analyst of her own susceptibilities, who tells us of the price she pays for her successes. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. Unlike Defoe's other penitent anti-heroes, however, she fails to triumph over these weaknesses. Roxana's fame lies not only in the heroine's 'vast variety of fortunes', but in her attempts to understand the sometimes bitter lessons of her life as a 'Fortunate Mistress'.

Wunpost

by Dane Coolidge

A "rough and ready" western story which moves briskly. Wunpost is a prospector so credulous and ignorant that he makes a mining contract without reading the fine print. The first loss to a rascally grubstaker develops revenge and shrewdness which in the end results in the ownership of a valuable claim. Also a pretty love story.

East Texas Logging Railroads

by Murry Hammond

When the first logging railroad was built in Jasper County in the 1870s, the virgin East Texas forest spread across a vast area the size of Indiana. That first eight-mile logging line heralded a boom era of lumbering and railroading that would last well into the 20th century. Before the era was over, thousands of miles of logging railroads would be built, and hundreds of communities would spring up along their routes. As times changed, the mills closed and nearly all of the early rail lines were abandoned, but most of the communities they helped establish survived those changes and thrive into the present day.

The Double Spy

by Dan T. Moore

Meet the man with no name. Nothing cool about this cat. He was built along the lines of a necktie rack, weighed slightly more than a used napkin, and was as shy as the ante in a crooked poker game. No sex appeal there, you'd say. Yet within the space of a few days every woman in the country melted into quivering protoplasm at the very thought of this mystery man!

Special Delivery

by Damon Knight

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!

First Man

by Clyde Brown

He obstinately wanted no part in achieving the goal of generations--but the goal with equal obstinacy wanted all of him!

Empire

by Clifford Donald Simak

Who controls power controls the Solar System, and Interplanetary Power, through its power accumulators controls power. Spencer Chambers, the president of Interplanetary Power, used that control to rule the Solar System with an iron thumb that allowed no dissent. When Russell Page and his friend Harry Wilson develop and alternative source of power they find themselves drawn into a conflict that will decide the fate of the system, and whether man will live in freedom or as slaves. Will they succeed, or will Interplanetary Power keep its Empire?

Dark Labyrinth

by David Mccormick

Three thousand five hundred years ago on the island of Kalliste, a volcano threatens to erupt. The islanders, including Paleus, his family, and friends sail to the island of Kaptaria. Talented artist Paleus finds work painting murals in the palace and falls in love with the king's youngest daughter - but the match can never be, due to their different ranks. Soon violence rocks the peaceful island. An Egyptian prince comes to Kaptaria for an official visit and is almost assassinated. Then, the older princess is murdered. A hunt for her killer begins. A series of earthquakes disturb the mythological Minotaur and free him from his labyrinth. Intense action, natural disasters, political intrigue, mythology, and the age old struggle of good versus evil make for an exciting adventure.

Weapon Of The Guild

by Alastair Archibald

Grimm Afelnor, the youngest Mage Questor in Arnor House, has sworn to expunge the stain from his reviled family name. Grimm's arduous first Quest with his best friend, Dalquist, seems simple enough at first: to retrieve a magical gem from a magic-using Baron. Along the way, Grimm has to kill a man, destroy a demon, conquer unwitting drug addiction and break free of magical infatuation cast by a young witch-nun. Grimm regards the wealth and title of Baron as more than ample recompense for his pains, but even more good fortune comes his way, when, soon afterwards, he becomes a Fifth Rank Mage Questor, due to a clerical oversight. Life for the young mage seems to be going his way. With a scaly titan, a mighty albino swordsman, an elven thief and a six-inch imp amongst his allies, and Grimm feels confident when ordered to assist in tackling a renegade General who seems to be abducting Guild Mages. His only problems are: the prejudiced and domineering senior mage, Questor Xylox; a young female pickpocket; and a mysterious, insidious sickness lurking in the Shest Mountains. This is the sequel to A MAGE IN THE MAKING [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 1]. Also Available: QUESTOR [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 3] TRUTH AND DECEPTION [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 4] DRAGONBLASTER [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 5] THE DARK PRIORY [THE CHRONICLES OF GRIMM DRAGONBLASTER BOOK 6] and coming in March 2013, the seventh and final thrilling book, RESOLUTION [The Chronicles of Grimm Dragonblaster Book 7].

U.S. Presidential Inaugural Adresses

by Various

A complete collection of all the inaugural addresses delivered by the Presidents of the United States of America.

The World That Couldn't Be

by Clifford D. Simak

Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 - April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He was honored by fans with three Hugo Awards and by colleagues with one Nebula Award. The Science Fiction Writers of America made him its third SFWA Grand Master and the Horror Writers Association made him one of three inaugural winners of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. This is one of his stories.

The Moon is Green

by Fritz Leiber

Anybody who wanted to escape death could, by paying a very simple price--denial of life!

The Lake of Light

by Jack Williamson

In the frozen wastes at the bottom of the world two explorers find a strange pool of white fire--and have a strange adventure.

The Knights of Arthur

by Frederik Pohl

First of all, Arthur was a machine. He rode out the missile attack that shattered the United States safe at sea aboard a hospital ship. But when he took to land with two friends -- human friends -- that's when things got dicey. Because an Artificial Intelligence with his skills could do a lot of work, and quite a few people wanted him. Preferably without his human friends in tow... A classic from the Golden Age of science fiction!

Rastignac The Devil

by Philip José Farmer

Here is high fidelity fiction at Philip José Farmer's storytelling best. It's a vibrant, distractingly different tale of three centuries into the future. And as you read you'll have a vague, uneasy feeling that it's all taking place somewhere in the unexplored parts of the universe, even today. Enslaved by a triangular powered despotism -- one lone man sets his sights to the Six Bright Stars and eventual freedom of his world.

Piper in the Woods

by Philip K. Dick

Earth maintained an important garrison on Asteroid Y-3. Now suddenly it was imperiled with a biological impossibility--men becoming plants!

Peter Pan

by James M. Barrie

Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel, respectively. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut; the novel reflects one version of the story.

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Volumes 1 & 2

by Samuel Richardson

One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world "into two different Parties, Pamelists and Anti-pamelists," even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

by Samuel Richardson

One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world "into two different Parties, Pamelists and Anti-pamelists," even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

by Samuel Richardson

One of the most spectacular successes of the flourishing literary marketplace of eighteenth-century London, Pamela also marked a defining moment in the emergence of the modern novel. In the words of one contemporary, it divided the world "into two different Parties, Pamelists and Anti-pamelists," even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached for its morality, and denounced as pornography in disguise, it vividly describes a young servant's long resistance to the attempts of her predatory master to seduce her. Written in the voice of its low-born heroine, Pamela is not only a work of pioneering psychological complexity, but also a compelling and provocative study of power and its abuse.

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