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Slant

by Greg Bear

In the second half of the twenty-first century, nanotechnology has transformed every aspect of society. Humans can now change their abilities, their appearance, their very bodies on microscopic level. Advanced psychotherapy seems to have wiped away violence and illness. The world is sane and in balance.However, that balance teeters with the grisly murder of two prostitutes and a series of suicides. Soon, public defender Mary Cho's investigation finds a dark danger lurking in the recesses of the "dataflow." Entertainment, virtual pornography, neo-Luddite separatists, an unknown artificial intelligence--everything seems to be intertwined in a vast conspiracy. As technology fails so too does the society perched high atop it. Perfection is a high pedestal from which to fall.

The Slap

by Christos Tsiolkas

To smack or not to smack is the question that reverberates through the interconnected lives dissected in Christos Tsiolkas' award-winning novel, now in paperback. At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. It is a single act, but the slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it. Told through the eyes of eight of those present at the barbecue, this acclaimed bestseller is an unflinching interrogation of the life of the modern family. Poignant and provocative, THE SLAP makes us question the nature of commitment and happiness, compromise and truth. Whose side are you on? 'Once in a while a novel comes along that reminds me why I love to read: "The Slap" is such a book . . . Tsiolkas throws open a window on society, picks apart its flaws, embraces its contradictions and recognises its beauty, all the time asking the reader, Who side are you on? Honestly, one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium. ' JOHN BOYNE, author of "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" '"The Slap" is nothing short of a tour de force, and it confirms Christos Tsiolkas's reputation as one of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today. . . Here is a novel of immense power and scope. ' COLM TOIBIN, author of "Brooklyn" 'Brilliant, beautiful, shockingly lucid and real, this is a novel as big as life built from small, secret, closely observed beats of the human heart. A cool, calm, irresistible masterpiece. ' CHRIS CLEAVE, author of "Little Bee"

Slappy's Nightmare (Goosebumps 2000 #23)

by R. L. Stine

What could be scarier than Slappy, the evil dummy? Two Slappies! When ventriloquist Jimmy O'James unwraps Slappy's twin, it's not exactly a happy reunion...

Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today's follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Vonnegut's pen into hilarious farce (a final slapstick that may be the Almighty's joke on us all.) "Vonnegut's ongoing puppet show... that fabulous is reborn." -- John Updike. "Both funny and sad... just about perfect!" -- Los Angeles Times. "Imaginative and hilarious... a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future."-- Hartford Courant.

The Slate Book: A Guide to the Slate and Stylus

by Jennifer Dunnam

Dunnam gives a brief history of the braille writing slate, contrasts it to modern technology, then provides a step-by-step instructions for writing effective with this tool--the blind person's equivalent to a pen or pencil.

Slated

by Teri Terry

Debut author Teri Terry has written a brilliantly compelling, original and thought-provoking novel about an uncomfortably plausible future. Kyla has been Slated#151;her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she can't remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesn't deserve. It's also her last chance#151;because they'll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules. As Kyla adjusts to her new life, she's plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she can't let anyone see her make the wrong move . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?

Slater House

by Patricia Rosemoor

FAMILY SUCCESSION...Buried within the walls of Slater House lived a tale of lost love and not-so-accidental death. And it would bring high-society Slater heiress Melanie Pierce to the sprawling estate to meet the only thing money couldn't buy-a family she never knew existed.BUT WHO WOULD BE THE LAST STANDING?Ross Bennet was an architect who knew more about the house than he was saying. But did even he know the truth behind the Slater Curse that continued to diminish the family's numbers?With only each other to trust, Melanie and Ross sought to escape the tragic past. But could they do it before their chance for a future together was forever destroyed?

Slaughter In the Ashes

by William W. Johnstone

After the apocalypse destroyed what was left of America, Rebel leader Ben Raines helped create the Tri-States. But no system is perfect: criminal gangs still roam the land, spreading havoc and violence. The punks, thugs and creeps have had a free hand for too long-especially in untamed Northern Maine, where a secret sect of underground cannibals threatens the new nation's freedom. It's time for them all to meet judge, jury...and executioner. If the new U.S. President agrees, Ben Raines and his Rebels will clear the land of the scum that have made life a living hell for hard-working, law-abiding citizens. But the gentle white snow that begins to fall is the first hint of what will be the hardest winter in years, and the deep woods hold more than a few surprises...as Ben Raines and his SUSA army take on their greatest challenge of all.

Slaughter Squad

by Don Pendleton

Members of a covert action group tasked with destabilizing the Medellin Cartel are being assassinated by the same sniper squad they hired to do their dirty work behind enemy lines. Financing this bloody payback is a former Medellin overlord with a score to settle. Mack Bolan is keenly aware of the cartel's ruthless methods of revenge, but the wild dogs of the Colombian are about to experience a new level of savagery. Until the spilled blood is their own. The Executioner is about to show cartel czar Raffi del Borgo that vengeance is a double-edged sword headed straight for his own neck. Violence. 231st novel in the "Executioner" series, 1998.

Slaughterhouse

by Gail A. Eisnitz

Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years -- particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation -- have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what's really taking place behind the closed doors of America's slaughterhouses.In this new paperback edition, author Gail A. Eisnitz brings the story up to date since the book's original publication. She describes the ongoing efforts by the Humane Farming Association to improve conditions in the meatpacking industry, media exposés that have prompted reforms resulting in multimillion dollar appropriations by Congress to try to enforce federal inspection laws, and a favorable decision by the Supreme Court to block construction of what was slated to be one of the largest hog factory farms in the country.Nonetheless, Eisnitz makes it clear that abuses continue and much work still needs to be done.

Slaughter's Way

by J. T. Edson

From the Mississippi River to the California shore, from the Rio Grande to the Canadian border, folks talked of Slaughter's way. They did not mean a cattle trail, a road between two towns, or a famous street in a city. They meant the way a medium-sized Texas rancher looked at life and handled its problems. Slaughter said exactly what he meant, and did what he said he would do. So when John Slaughter told Big Tag he would kill him where he stood, he aimed to do just that...

The Slave

by Sara Adamson

There were no special punishment places in Monica's house. Robin hurried to the largest bedroom and gasped with delight because Monica had lit candles on her shelves and window sills and in her corners, casting wavering, subtle lights and shadows over the room. The bedcovers had been pulled off, and piled to one side, and leather cuffs were laying on the bed, along with a riding crop and two whips. Robin put the cuffs on when Monica pointed to them and eagerly got into position on her belly, spreading her arms and legs wide for Monica to fasten them down. "First, the punishment," Monica whispered, trailing a soft bundle of leather tresses over Robin's back, "and then the welcome."

The Slave

by Isaac Bashevis Singer Cecil Hemley

Four years after the Chmielnicki massacres of the seventeenth century, Jacob, a slave and cowherd in a Polish village, falls in love with Wanda, his master's daughter. Even after ransomed, he finds he can't live without her, and the two escape together to a distant Jewish community. Racked by his consciousness of sin in taking a Gentile wife and by the difficulties of concealing her identity, Jacob nonetheless stands firm as the violence of the era threatens to destroy the ill-fated couple.

Slave

by Damien Lewis Mende Nazer

Nazer was about 12 when raiders burned her Nuba village, killed the adults, and took 31 young children, who were sold in Sudan's capital Khartoum. She tells of her years in slavery, her flight after seven years, and her attainment of asylum in Britain. British journalist Lewis helped her escape and write her story. The memoir has no index or bibliography. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Slave

by Cheryl Brooks

"Hot, dangerous, and sexy. " --Candace Havens, author of Charmed & Deadly "I found him in the slave market on Orpheseus Prime, and even on such a god-forsaken planet as that one, their treatment of him seemed extreme. " He may be the last of a species whose sexual talents were the envy of the galaxy. Cat is an enslaved warrior from a race with a feline gene that gives him awesome beauty, fearsome strength, and sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. Even filthy, chained, and beaten, he gives off an aura of power and virility and his feline gene gives him a special aura. Jacinth is an intergalactic trader on a rescue mission and she needs a man she can trust with her life. She has spent years pursuing her kidnapped sister from planet to planet. Now her quest leads her to a place where all the women are slaves. "Jack" needs a slave of her own-one who can masquerade as her master. Enmeshed in a tangle of deception, lust, and love, they must elude a race of violent killers and together forge a bond stronger than any chains. "A sexy adventure with a hero you can't resist!"- Candace Havens, author of Charmed & Deadly

Slave

by John Macarthur

A COVER-UP OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS... Centuries ago, English translators perpetrated a fraud in the New Testament, and it's been purposely hidden and covered up ever since. Your own Bible is probably included in the cover-up! In this book, John MacArthur unveils the essential and clarifying revelation that may be keeping you from a fulfilling--and correct--relationship with God. It's powerful. It's controversial. And with new eyes you'll see the riches of your salvation in a radically new way. What does it mean to be a Christian the way Jesus defined it? MacArthur says it all boils down to one word: SLAVE "We have been bought with a price. We belong to Christ. We are His own possession." Endorsements: "Dr. John MacArthur is never afraid to tell the truth and in this book he does just that. The Christian's great privilege is to be the slave of Christ. Dr. MacArthur makes it clear that this is one of the Bible's most succinct ways of describing our discipleship. This is a powerful exposition of Scripture, a convincing corrective to shallow Christianity, a masterful work of pastoral encouragement...a devotional classic." ?Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary "John MacArthur expertly and lucidly explains that Jesus frees us from bondage into a royal slavery that we might be His possession. Those who would be His children must, paradoxically, be willing to be His slaves." ?Dr. R.C. Sproul "Dr. John MacArthur's teaching on 'slavery' resonates in the deepest recesses of my 'inner-man.' As an African-American pastor, I have been there. That is why the thought of someone writing about slavery as being a 'God-send' was the most ludicrous, unconscionable thing that I could have ever imagined...until I read this book. Now I see that becoming a slave is a biblical command, completely redefining the idea of freedom in Christ. I don't want to simply be a 'follower' or even just a 'servant'...but a 'slave'." ?The Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr., Vicar, St. John's Episcopal Chapel, Charleston, SC

Slave and Citizen

by Frank Tannenbaum

Originally published in 1947, Slave and Citizen is a classic in the field of comparative slave history and race relations.

Slave and Citizen: The Life of Frederick Douglass

by Nathan Irvin Huggins

By 1841, many Bostonians and some New Englanders in other parts of the United States had become abolitionists. They considered the South's peculiar institution incompatible with the republican nature of their country.

The Slave Girl

by Buchi Emecheta

In Nigeria in the early 20th century, a young girl is sold as a slave after the death of her parents. The story revolves around her life as a slave and her ultimate homecoming.

Slave Girl of Gor

by John Norman

Taken as a possession, Judy Thornton, an Earth resident, is found meandering in the wilderness of the Earth-like planet of Gor. In keeping with the culture of the Goreans, she is trained and used as a slave. What her masters don't know is that Judy is more than just beautiful chattel. She has the power to obliterate Gor and all that is related to it. Determined to seize control of her, priest-kings and Kur-Monster enter combat, unaware of the fact that the fate of Gor rests in the hands of the ethereal Judy.Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.

The Slave in Greece and Rome

by Jean Andreau Raymond Descat

Jean Andreau and Raymond Descat break new ground in this comparative history of slavery in Greece and Rome. Focusing on slaves' economic role in society, their crucial contributions to Greek and Roman culture, and their daily and family lives, the authors examine the different ways in which slavery evolved in the two cultures. Accessible to both scholars and students, this book provides a detailed overview of the ancient evidence and the modern debates surrounding the vast and largely invisible populations of enslaved peoples in the classical world.

Slave in the City

by Caroline King

It's tough for a woman in the masculine world of high finance - there's no hiding the pleasure men take when a girl falls from grace. Like Ruth, a high-flying Relationship Director for a City bank. In the week her sadistic new boss takes over she loses an important client. If she wants to keep her job she'd better get the client back - quick. Deserted by her colleagues, Ruth turns to a well-connected family friend for help. But there's a price. David organises erotic entertainments featuring submissive young women. This is more than the sexually naive Ruth has bargained for. Now she finds it's not just her job that's on the line . . .

A Slave No More

by David W. Blight

Slave narratives, some of the most powerful records of our past, are extremely rare, with only fifty-five post-Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group with the publication of A Slave No More, a major new addition to the canon of American history. Handed down through family and friends, these narratives tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the protection of the occupying Union troops. David W. Blight magnifies the drama and significance by prefacing the narratives with each man's life history. Using a wealth of genealogical information, Blight has reconstructed their childhoods as sons of white slaveholders, their service as cooks and camp hands during the Civil War, and their climb to black working-class stability in the north, where they reunited their families. In the stories of Turnage and Washington, we find history at its most intimate, portals that offer a rich new answer to the question of how four million people moved from slavery to freedom. In A Slave No More, the untold stories of two ordinary men take their place at the heart of the American experience.

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

by David W. Blight

Slave narratives, some of the most powerful records of our past, are extremely rare, with only fifty-five post-Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group with the publication of A Slave No More, a major new addition to the canon of American history. Handed down through family and friends, these narratives tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the protection of the occupying Union troops. David W. Blight magnifies the drama and significance by prefacing the narratives with each man's life history. Using a wealth of genealogical information, Blight has reconstructed their childhoods as sons of white slaveholders, their service as cooks and camp hands during the Civil War, and their climb to black working-class stability in the north, where they reunited their families. In the stories of Turnage and Washington, we find history at its most intimate, portals that offer a rich new answer to the question of how four million people moved from slavery to freedom. In A Slave No More, the untold stories of two ordinary men take their place at the heart of the American experience.

Slave Princess

by Juliet Landon

SHACKLED TO A SLAVE!For ex-cavalry officer Quintus Tiberius Martial duty always comes first. His task to escort the Roman emperor's latest captive should be easy. But one look at his fiery slave and Quintus wants to put his own desires before everything else...For Princess Brighid, her powerful, battle-honed captor has her head in conflict with her heart. Bound by a new-found bondage of emotions, it's not long before Brighid wonders whether she wants to come out of this perilous journey to Aquae Sulis with her virtue intact...!

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