Author: Luke Smitherd
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
THE #1 AMAZON HORROR BESTSELLER! "THE STONE MAN is a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can."-Ain't It Cool News Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. Even so, for two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer, the appearance in his city of a man made of moving stone meant the scoop of a lifetime. He would soon learn that The Stone Man was much more - and much worse - than that. This is Andy's account of everything that came afterwards, and the people that were lost along the way; of the terrible price that he, and the rest of his country, had to pay.The destruction. The visions. The dying. PRAISE FOR 'THE STONE MAN': "Once again believable characters and a mind blowing story, and when Luke Smitherd is recognised as the great writer he is he is bound to be compared to the likes of James Herbert and Stephen King."-Scrooby1, Amazon UK Review "Tremendous. I was looking for something completely original and different, this nailed it spot on. Highly recommended."-Neil Novita, Amazon USA Review "I have owned a Kindle for about 2 years and downloaded some excellent books for very little cost but Luke Smitherd's works beat the lot"-Silversmith, Amazon UK Review "This ebook was fantastic and totally different from any other sci-fi thriller I've ever read...I kept thinking 'What if...what if...'-Carl Law, Amazon US Review "It was one of those books where you tell yourself you will read just one more page, then look at the clock and realise that it's 2 hours later , I would thoroughly recommend it"-Elaine Hosegood, Amazon UK Review "As soon as I started reading I was completely sucked in, which very rarely happens for me. I couldn't wait to get home and read it each night. I laughed. I cried. I did actual real life gasps of horror."-Katie, Amazon UK Review "Fantastically written characters who make you care about them right from the off, an unfathomable villain who defies all understanding and a supporting cast that flesh out the story beautifully."-Andy Pettifer, Goodreads Review "I spend a lot of time trawling through the kindle book store looking for cheap books, relying on reviews to make my purchases. I have come across some less than average books using this method, but also some real gems. This book definitely falls into the latter category. It had me gripped from page one right through to the Alternative Ending Synopsis at the end. The other reviews leave me little to say other than thanks Luke."-Steve Sut, Amazon UK Review "So good the first thing I did after I put it down was to download his other two books."-Miss H. L. Smith, Amazon UK Review "This book starts with a bang and doesn't let up. I read this in two sittings. Recommended."-Dickydavis, Goodreads review "A very enjoyable read and cracking value at the price.Do not be put off by Science Fiction or Horror in the title if they are not your bag, this is an inteligent and thought provoking read. Highly recommended."-Dave Osborn, Amazon UK Review "I literally found this hard to stop reading,I wanted to know the answers.I have been around a good while so have read all of Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury etc. and I would genuinely put this author in the same class as these class acts."-K Murphy, Amazon UK Review "...so my 5-star review? That's five stars in comparison to REAL books; not just the stuff you'll find self-published on Kindle. The Stone Man is the sort of book that, if I'd splashed ten quid on in an airport or train station, bookstore, I'd have considered it money well-spent." Militant Ginger, Amazon USA Review A full-length novel. 140,000 words. FROM THE AUTHOR OF 'THE PHYSICS OF THE DEAD' AND 'THE BLACK ROOM' SERIES, ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE KINDLE STORE.
Author: Morgan Rice
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Category: Young Adult Fiction
“TRANSMISSION is riveting, unexpected, and firmly rooted in strong psychological profiles backed with thriller and sci-fi elements: what more could readers wish for? (Just the quick publication of Book Two, Arrival.)” --Midwest Book Review From #1 worldwide bestselling fantasy author Morgan Rice comes RETURN, book #4 in a long-anticipated science fiction series. Can Kevin and Chloe survive alone in outer space? Can Luna, alone on planet Earth, avoid capture? All hope seems lost for Kevin and Chloe as their escape pod hurtles into nothingness, as they run out of rations and supplies. All hope seems lost for Luna as the aliens outnumber and encircle her. If there any hope left for humanity? “Action-packed …. Rice’s writing is solid and the premise intriguing.” –Publishers Weekly, re A Quest of Heroes “A superior fantasy… A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.” –Midwest Book Review, re Rise of the Dragons “An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as THE INHERITANCE CYCLE by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.” –The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons) Also available are Morgan Rice’s many series in the fantasy genre, including A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING), a free download with over 1,300 five star reviews!
Author: Patrick Astre
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
A petty crook discovers he can stop time. A Vietnam Vet searching for redemption finds ancient evil. Nazi SS murders finally meet their match. A degenerate gambler thinks he's found God, and when an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a priest, all Hell breaks loose. But nothing is as it seems when you are face-to-face with a tear in the fabric of the universe. Includes: Gone Fishin' Easy Death on a Sunday Morning Tears in the Fabric of the Universe Colored Town The Romanichells A Haunting in Shoreham (based on true events) Fate Layers Instincts Novels by Patrick Astre... THE REMNANTS OF WAR, in series order The Last Operation The Doppelganger Protocol The Devil's Eye Twilight of Demons THE APOCALYPSE SERIES, in order The Boomer Protocols Cold Fusion Sylvans The Devil's Caldera
Author: Mark J Maxwell
Publisher: Mark J Maxwell
Detective Inspector Louisa Bennett’s arrest of Portal CEO Benoit Walsh and the resulting scandal have done little to diminish the network’s popularity. Its hand-held terminals have been replaced by implants, providing a deeper and more personal integration for millions of devotees. Yet not everyone is so enamoured with Portal’s technological utopia. Terrorists strike against the company, demanding the dissolution of its network. When Louisa’s foster son Ben goes missing she faces the possibility that he may have been involved. Desperate to save him, she must track down the terrorists before the inevitable government backlash. But the destruction of Portal is the least of the terrorists’ aims.
A Science-Fiction Thriller
Author: Nick Jones
Publisher: Nick Jones
The year is 2091. With accelerated warming and global population out of control, the survival of humanity hangs in the balance. On the brink of extinction, science delivers one last hope. Human hibernation. Jennifer Logan is a tough cop in the newly formed Duality Division, tasked with enforcing hibernation. When she uncovers a memory, hidden deep within her mind, her belief in the system she protects is shattered. Together with an unlikely partner, and convinced that her past holds the secret to mankind’s future, she embarks on a dangerous search for the truth, one that rapidly turns into a struggle for her life. Pursued by the very people she once trusted, Logan must risk everything for answers to the mystery that unfolds. As her world unravels and the layers of deceit are revealed, she is forced to question everything and use all of her skills to survive. In The Whisper of Stars, author Nick Jones delivers a breathtaking, sinister vision of the future, where nothing is what it seems. He shows us that some secrets cannot stay buried, no matter how deep. The Whisper of Stars is the first book in the Hibernation Saga. A fast-paced, futuristic thriller starring a tough, female protagonist. It features conspiracy theories, romance and intrigue and is set in a dystopian world, making it an ideal read for any fans of the sci-fi genre and also suitable for a young adult audience. “Nick Jones’ debut is an action-packed sci-fi story that masterfully blends espionage with ultra-cool technology and delivers on its promising concept.” Kirkus.com (One of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery.) http://www.iamnickjones.com
A Search for Ecstasy and Wisdom
Author: Perry Brass
Publisher: Perry Brass
"In The Lover of My Soul, Perry Brass offers us a biography of himself, as well as a spiritual journey of nakedness, surrender, and transcendence. On this journey he finds the "lover of my soul," that immense, deep Connection found in moments of intense feeling. He finds the Lover in many places, including the mysterious metaphor of Jesus ("What a Best Friend I Have In Jesus") and in one of the most poignant "S & M" poems in print, "My Master Richard Has Returned" from "Three Los Angeles Poems." He talks about his family, his growing up, his dog, his partner, the luminous, lost figure of his father and the disturbing one of his mother. There are moments of icy anger ("A Warning to Fag Bashers"), and of full-throttle eroticism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A Science Fiction Thriller
Author: Tony Bertauski
Publisher: DeadPixel Publications
Category: Juvenile Fiction
If you liked Ready Player One and Ender's Game, strap in for Socket Greeny... -- IndieReader's BEST BOOKS of 2014 I was a nobody. I had this funny name and white hair and really didn't care about anything. But then one day something happened. Change is like that. One day you're a nothing, the next you're saving everything. Not everybody. Everything. It's not that I didn't want to do what I did. Someone once told me that true nature is a train—you either get on board or get run over. So I got on. What I saw… the androids and the off-world stuff. The psychotic minders. It's out there. The rabbit hole is deep. That's the thing with the truth. It's been in front of us all this time. You just have to see it. Once you do, you can't ignore it. I was once a nobody and now I'm a legend because I saw the truth about reality, about this universe. And I did something about it. REVIEWS FOR SOCKET GREENY "Absolutely the BEST sci-fi! Totally enjoyable!" –Dr. Bill Encke, Reviewer "THE best book I have EVER read!" – Reviewer "I cried and laughed… I was captivated." –Teresa Koschalk, Reviewer "A story along the lines of Heinlein's best!" –SciFiGirl, Reviewer "Transcendent… a beautiful and well written expression." Tiffany, Reviewer "A Great Series for the SF fan of any Age." Greg T, Reviewer "Twists throughout woven in so well you may not notice the dominos until the very end." Reviewer "This was one of the best sci-fi/tech audiobooks I've heard lately, and frankly I can't believe it's still relatively undiscovered." Ms. Christian C., Reviewer AWARDS IndieReader's BEST BOOKS of 2014 7 Indie Titles Perfect for the Big Screen –IndieReader (2015)
Essays on Fantastic Literature
Author: Gary K. Wolfe
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
Author: Robert Eaglestone
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
Contemporary fiction is a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow at a fantastic speed. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone provides a clear and engaging exploration of the major themes, patterns, and debates of contemporary fiction. From genre, form, and experimentalism to the legacies of modernism and postmodernism, the relationship between globalization and terrorism, and the impact of technology, Eaglestone examines how works both reflect the world in which we live and the artistic concerns of writers and readers alike. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
A Science-Fiction Thriller
Author: Nick Jones
Publisher: Nick Jones
After narrowly escaping the Shiryaevo Vault, Nathan O’Brien is on the run, adapting to life without Jennifer Logan. In his possession, a powerful mind control device known as the Histeridae and evidence of the Hibernation Program’s true agenda. But how will he convince a world that can no longer listen? Beginning with George Mohanty and his words ‘Death is a relative term’, Nathan must unravel the mystery of the Histeridae. But he is a man on borrowed time, trapped inside a body that was never supposed to last. Can he bring back the woman he loves and expose the truth before it’s too late, or will the past finally catch up with him? From the mountains of India to the futuristic streets of London and Dubai, The Embers of Hope is the thrilling second instalment in the Dystopian, Human Hibernation saga. Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Dystopian, Action Adventure. http://www.iamnickjones.com
A Science Fiction Thriller
Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A masterful blend of horror, science fiction, and pulse-pounding thrills, the first book in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s bestselling Orbs series introduces the last survivors of an alien invasion. The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms have forced leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing—to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars. Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare the company for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winston’s team finds a changed world outside. Humans are gone, vanished without a trace, and they aren’t the only thing missing. The planet’s water is gone, too. As the team explores their surroundings, they find thousands of luminous blue orbs lining the streets. It isn’t until they uncover what’s inside that they realize the nightmare that lies ahead. And what it means for our most important resource…
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Die letzten Menschen haben eine sterbende Erde verlassen, um in den Tiefen des Alls ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Als sie auf den Planeten Eden stoßen, scheint ihnen das Glück sicher: ideale Konditionen und eine florierende Ökosphäre. Doch was sie nicht wissen – es waren bereits Menschen hier gewesen, vor langer Zeit. Menschen, die Eden als Versuchsplaneten für ein vermessenes Projekt künstlicher Evolution ausersehen hatten. Doch ihr Experiment damals hat ungeahnte Spuren hinterlassen, und nun treffen ihre Nachfahren auf die vergessenen Kinder ihres Versuchs. Wer von ihnen wird das Erbe von Eden antreten?
A Science Fiction Thriller
Author: Scott Nicholson
Publisher: Haunted Computer Books
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." Bentley Little, The Burning For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Scott Sigler, from a #1 bestselling author. An infection that consumes and changes people... When an alien entity lands in the remote Appalachian Mountains, a clairvoyant psychology professor, a drunken dirt farmer, and a disillusioned tycoon must team up to stop it before the infection spreads. But with Windshake's annual spring festival coming, the town is full of visitors, unaware of the unnatural menace creeping toward them from the woods... --------------- "Fast paced and always creepy, this is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD "Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath, Origin "Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Rot & Ruin ""Scott Nicholson writes with a mixture of H.P. Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman, and Clive Barker." - Kevin J. Anderson Keywords: post-apocalyptic fiction, zombies, horror fiction, science fiction ebooks, alien invasion, suspense, action, adventure, Walking Dead books, scary books, horror bestsellers, Edward W. Robertson, Stephen King, World War Z
The Librarian's Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers
Author: Derek M. Buker
Publisher: American Library Association
Science fiction and fantasy and their various subgenres are summarized, and recommended books in each subgenre are described, in this guide for librarians unfamiliar with science fiction and fantasy. Subgenres covered include classic and general science fiction, cyberpunk, time travel, aliens, historical fantasy, quest fantasy, and fantasy romance. An appendix lists Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and World Fantasy award winners.
Author: Adrian J Walker
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Wie weit würdest du gehen ... für die, die du liebst? Adrian J Walker hat mit ›Am Ende aller Zeiten‹ einen postapokalyptischen Roman geschrieben, in dem ein ganz normaler Familienvater vor die größte Herausforderung seines Lebens gestellt wird. Edgar Hill ist Mitte dreißig, und er hat sein Leben gründlich satt. Unzufrieden mit sich und seinem Alltag in Schottland als Angestellter, Familienvater und Eigenheimbesitzer, fragt er sich vor allem eins: Hat das alles irgendwann einmal ein Ende? Er ahnt nicht, dass sich die Katastrophe bereits anbahnt. Als das Ende kommt, kommt es von oben: Ein dramatischer Asteroidenschauer verwüstet die Britischen Inseln. Das Chaos ist gigantisch, die Katastrophe total. Ganze Städte werden ausgelöscht. Straßen, das Internet, die Zivilisation selbst gehören plötzlich der Vergangenheit an. England liegt in Schutt und Asche. Ist dies der Weltuntergang? Edgar und seine Familie werden während der Evakuierung voneinander getrennt, und ihm bleibt nur eine Wahl: Will er Frau und Kinder jemals wiedersehen, muss er 500 Meilen weit laufen, durch ein zerstörtes Land und über die verbrannte Erde, von Edinburgh nach Cornwall. Zusammen mit einigen wenigen Gefährten begibt sich Edgar Hill auf einen Ultra-Marathon durch ein sterbendes Land. Doch sein Weg ist gefährlich: Im postapokalyptischen England kämpft jeder gegen jeden ums blanke Überleben.
Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Es ist das Jahr 2061, und die Erde ist langsam, aber sicher unbewohnbar geworden. Die letzte Chance der Menschheit ist der Mars. In Vorbereitung auf die Mission lässt sich Dr. Sophie Winston mit ihrem Team in einem Biosphären-Habitat in den Rocky Mountains einschließen. Doch schon wenige Tage später sind die Wissenschaftler gezwungen, den Einschluss abzubrechen. Als sich die Türen des Habitats öffnen, stehen Dr. Winston und ihre Leute vor dem Nichts: die Menschen sind spurlos verschwunden, ebenso die Wasserreserven des gesamten Planeten. Stattdessen tauchen plötzlich überall mysteriöse, blau leuchtende Kugeln auf. Kugeln, die ein tödliches Geheimnis bergen ...
Author: David Morrell
Publisher: Hachette UK
From bestselling thriller author David Morrell comes a brooding tale about the coldest of deaths and their heartbreaking aftermath. Thomas De Quincey - the central character of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, MURDER AS A FINE ART and INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD - was one of the most notorious and brilliant literary personalities of the 1800s. His infamous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater made history as the first book about drug dependency. He invented the word 'subconscious' and anticipated Freud's psychoanalytic theories by more than a half century. His blood-soaked essays and stories influenced Edgar Allan Poe, who in turn inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes. But at the core of it all was a terrible tragedy. In this special-edition novella, based on real-life events, De Quincey shares the story of a horrific snowstorm fifty years earlier, in which a mother and father died and their six children were trapped in the mountains of the Lake District. Even more gripping is what happened after. This is the true tale of how De Quincey became the Opium-Eater, brought to life by an award-winning storyteller. An afterword contains photos of the dramatic locations in the story.
Author: Pauline Kael
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Performing Arts
The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews Look up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive. These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.
From the Silent Era to the Present Day
Author: Alexander Jacoby
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Category: Performing Arts
For film lovers and scholars, an essential resource and reference guide.
Soaring to New Heights in Learning
Author: Jacqueline J. Brayman,Maureen A. Grey,Michael A. Stearns
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Taking Flight to Literacy and Leadership provides a powerful model of "what works" in schools. It shows superintendents, principals, and teachers how to integrate best practices in literacy, adult learning, and systems thinking, using concrete examples from authentic practice. Taking Flight to Literacy and Leadership creates a razor-sharp focus on instruction and places learning at the center of the effort. It brings people together to share what they know and learn collaboratively and provides tools for staff to develop new solutions to difficult problems. This book is a guide for: · Superintendents who want to grow their districts into a healthy vibrant learning organization. · Principals who seek to engage staff in dynamic, job-embedded learning about instruction. · Teachers who hope to influence both classroom and district learning.