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Others have written SF on the theme of immortality, but in "The Boat of a Million Years," Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on, unaging, undying, through the centuries and millenia. We follow them through over 2000 years, up to our time and beyond-to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.
When a high-tech geek named Eddie ends up in the hospital, the victim of a hit-and-run "accident," Turing the AI computer comes to the aid of her private detective friend Tim to find out who was responsible, an investigation that leads to some of Eddie's unsavory friends who are using his computers in a variety of scams, cons, and other less-than-legal endeavors.
First on the Moon takes the reader on a voyage with the three astronauts who first set foot on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin give us the exclusive story of Apollo 11: from the earliest preparations to the final touchdown back on Planet Earth. Theirs is the inspiring tale of a truly heroic adventure. Photographs accompany the text.
"Ascendant Sun "is the direct sequel to "The Last Hawk, " in which Kelric, heir to the Skolian Empire, crash-landed his fighter on the Restricted planet of Coba. He was imprisoned by the powerful mistresses of the great estates--women who, over time, fell in love with him. After 18 years of living in their gilded cage, Kelric finally made his escape.
In 2002, Catherine Asaro won the Nebula Award for "The Quantum Rose," the sixth novel in her Saga of the Skolian Empire. This very same novel was also named Best SF Novel by the "Romantic Times." "Schism: Part One of Triad" is the tenth novel in this multiple award-winning series, and represents an excellent entry point into the series.
Catherine Asaro has won numerous awards for her Saga of the Skolian Empire novels, including the Nebula Award and two "Romantic Times" awards for Best SF Novel. Combining cutting edge scientific theory with grand romantic adventure, this series represents space opera at its finest.
E. Godz, Inc.'s stock-in-trade was magic. When Edwina Godz inherited the family corporation, she had put to work all the sorcery she knew, taking shamen on board as subsidiaries, and raking in the benefits of the material world, including big profits and a high-selling stock.
From 1 bestseller David Baldacci comes a new thriller reminiscent of his phenomenal bestselling debut, Absolute Power. It was only a split second but that's all it took for Secret Service agent Sean King's attention to wander and his 'protectee,' third party presidential candidate Clyde Ritter, to die. King retired from the Service in disgrace, and now, eight years later, balances careers as a lawyer and a part time deputy sheriff in a small Virginia town. Then he hears the news: Once again, a third party candidate has been taken out of the presidential race abducted right under the nose of Secret Service agent Michelle Maxwell. King and Maxwell form an uneasy alliance, and their search for answers becomes a bid for redemption as they delve into the government's Witness Protection Program and the mysterious past of Clyde Ritter's dead assassin. But the truth is never quite what it seems, and these two agents have learned that even one moment looking in the wrong direction can be deadly. Full of shocking twists and turns, and introducing a villian to rival Jackson in Baldacci's The Winner, SPLIT SECOND is pure, mind numbing adrenaline to the last page.
Takes a scientist's imagination to the uttermost ends of time. Set more than a billion years from now, the novel begins with a young woman who yearns to escape the rigid, timeless Earth she knows. So she flees, in the company of an intelligent beast wise beyond recognition. But there are mysterious forces afoot among the planets that she never foresaw.
James Brown has always been a fascinating, controversial figure. From his humble childhood in Georgia, he went on to change the face of American music with hit after hit on the R&B charts. And while he was a courageous public figure in a time of national strife and adversity, his personal life took many destructive turns, leaving a long and difficult path of redemption ahead of him. For the first time in well over a decade, he speaks candidly and at length about his tumultuous, incredible journey. James Brown moves beyond his music and his much-publicized legal troubles to delve deeply into the highs and lows of his life.
Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Mr. Dynamite-all of these titles describe just one man. James Brown is arguably the most influential African-American in popular music in the past half-century and one of the most dynamic, exhilarating performers of our time. Brown is the recipient of the American Music Awards Award of Merit, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters. When the music industry decided to create a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, Brown was one of the first 10 musicians inducted.
"Others may have followed in my wake, but I was the one who turned racist minstrelsy into Black soul-and by doing so, became a cultural force." So claims Brown in the opening pages of his garrulous, vernacular memoir written with the aid of Eliot (author of bios on the Eagles and Bruce Springsteen). And Brown makes a convincing argument, tracing his gutsy transformation from dirt-poor grade school dropout to gospel singer, legendary showman and musical innovator who broke the color barrier of 1950s and '60s pop by melding African-American rhythm and blues with gospel and rock to become the Godfather of Soul. Along with fascinating details about life in the music industry, Brown relates how soul music, which begins on the upbeat (traditional blues began on the downbeat) was a "statement of race, of force, of stature, of stride" and "the perfect marching music for the civil rights era." The "rock-a-soul" that Brown created (along with rockers Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and others) "was not just about rebellion-it was the rebellion itself," he says. Chronicling such peace-seeking yet controversial events as his 1968 U.S.O. tour of Vietnam and his landmark Boston Garden performance the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Brown cites his own example as a "self-made and therefore self-owned Black man." Though he sometimes attributes his legal, financial and political woes to a racist establishment too eager to judge a black man before his day in court, Brown remains a deeply positive force dedicated to the "international language of music." This is a fascinating memoir of a trailblazer in music and civil rights. Agent, Mel Berger. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"James Brown is the Godfather of Soul," reads the note on the back cover of this memoir-and that description says it all. The consumate performer here talks about his music, life, and, in particular, the path of his career through racially charged times in the United States. The introduction by Marc Eliot (Cary Grant) is an excellent addition that helps put Brown's thoughts in the context of the past half century. Of particular interest are the singer's views on patriotism and how his conservative politics negatively affected his standing in the black community. Thankfully, the book never comes across as a celebrity self-expose: Brown gives little attention to his streak of tabloid headlines and run-ins with the law. While the narrative is chronological, each chapter finds Brown exploring various tangents, which gives the work a conversational feel that is true to its narrator. Highly recommended for larger public libraries and recommended for smaller public libraries and for academic libraries with African American studies collections.-James E. Perone, Mount Union Coll., Alliance, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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