• Palo Alto: Stories

    By James Franco

    Now a “provocative” and “impressive” (Variety) movie from director Gia Coppola (Francis Ford Coppola’s granddaughter)—starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolff, and Val Kilmer—the fiction debut from James Franco that Vogue referred to as “compelling and gutsy.”

    James Franco’s tale assortment strains the lives of a gaggle of kids as they scan with vices of every kind, fight with their households and each other, and succumb to self-destructive, frequently heartless nihilism. In “Lockheed” a tender woman’s summer—spent operating a lifeless internship—is all at once upended by way of a astonishing incident of violence at a home celebration. In “American historical past” a highschool freshman makes an attempt to provoke a lady with a pragmatic portrayal of a slave proprietor in the course of a school room skit—only to have his feigned bigotry avenged. In “I may Kill Someone,” a lonely youngster buys a gun with the purpose of killing his highschool tormentor, yet starts off to ask yourself approximately his bully’s personal internal lifestyles.

    These “spare and riveting” (O, The Oprah Magazine) tales are a compelling portrait of lives at the tough fringes of youth. Palo Alto is, “a number of superbly written tales” (Kirkus Reviews, starred overview) that “capture with excellent pitch the most unlikely excitement, the inevitable downbeatness, and the natural confusion of being a young person” (Elle).

    Features an advantage essay through James Franco on Gia Coppola's movie variation.

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  • James and the Giant Peach: A Play

    By Richard R George, Roald Dahl

    Sign up for James as he escapes from his terrible aunts and units off contained in the peach on his extraordinary adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl's highly renowned booklet may be staged at school, acted out at domestic or just learn jointly by means of a bunch of buddies. With feedback for staging, props and lighting fixtures. Roald Dahl died in 1990 yet his books stay around the globe bestsellers. Richard George used to be an American common institution instructor whilst he tailored James and the enormous Peach as a college play. Roald Dahl enjoyed it and wrote an advent.

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  • Westlake Soul

    By Rio Youers

    "All superheroes get their powers from someplace. A radioactive spider chunk. A technology scan long gone awry. I acquired mine from a browsing coincidence in Tofino. the last word wipeout. I awakened with the main robust brain on this planet, yet a physique like a rainy paper bag . . ."

    Meet Westlake Soul, a twenty-three-year-old former browsing champion. A loving son and brother. but when you're thinking that he’s only a typical dude, reassess; Westlake is in an enduring vegetative kingdom. He can’t circulate, has no reaction to stimuli, and will in basic terms speak with Hub, the trustworthy relatives puppy. and prefer all superheroes, Westlake has an archenemy: Dr. Quietus—a nightmarish embodiment of loss of life itself. Westlake desires of a typical life—of browsing and loving back. yet time is operating out; Dr. Quietus is getting nearer, and better. Can Westlake use his superbrain to get well . . . to slide his enemy’s chilly embody sooner than it’s too late?

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  • A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 1

    By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

    First assortment in a single volume.  Seventeen brief stories of the Liaden Universe® introduced jointly for the 1st time. house opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy choked with interstellar buying and selling clans.
    Thirty-three shorter stories of the Liaden Universe® introduced jointly for the 1st time in mega-volumes.  Seventeen stories first of all in quantity One!

    The nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® novels are valuable by means of house opera aficionados for his or her wit, world-building, robust characterizations, soft romance, and edge-of-the-chair action.

    in view that 1995, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller additionally created shorter stories, illuminating extra elements of the Liaden event. here's a immense tapestry of stories of the scouts, artists, investors, priestesses, sleight of hand magicians, and pilots who fill the Liaden Universe® with the buzz, motion, and romance that readers of the hit sequence have come to adore. 

    Celebrating 25 Years of the Liaden Universe®

     About the Liaden Universe® series:
    “Every every now and then you return throughout an writer, or subsequently, a couple, who write precisely what you need to learn, the characters and personalities that make you get pleasure from assembly them. . . . I hardly ever rave on and on approximately tales, yet i'm dedicated to Lee and Miller novels and stories.” —Anne McCaffrey

    “These authors regularly bring tales with a wealthy, textured environment, complex plotting, and vibrant, fascinating characters from fully-realized cultures, either human and alien, and every e-book will get better.”–Elizabeth Moon

    “[A] steered, strong choose. . .a fast paced army and political thriller.”—Midwest ebook evaluate on Ghost Ship

    “[D]elightful tales of event and romance set in a miles destiny. . .space opera milieu. It’s all a slightly heady mixture of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Millier’s personal targeted touches making all of it sparkle and sizzle. a person whose style runs towards SF within the real romantic culture can’t support yet just like the Liaden Universe.”—Analog

    “[T]he many lovers of the Liad universe will welcome the latest…continuing younger pilot Theo Waitley’s
    adventures.” – Booklist on Saltation

    “[A]ficionados of clever area opera may be completely entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.” –Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller’s well known Liaden® mystery, I Dare<b></b>

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  • The Templar Magician

    Murder and mayhem set on the time of the secretive Templar Order.

    The 12 months is 1152, and Jerusalem remains to be within the arms of the Crusaders, even supposing the lofty beliefs of prior to have now been changed via refined power-play. in the meantime, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody warfare opposed to Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years previous, is a filthy rich energy, glittering with tempting riches. by contrast heritage of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of many co-founders of the Temple, and Englishman Edward Sendal locate themselves stuck up in a homicide secret while Raymond, count number of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who may have desired to homicide Raymond, and is it attainable that the reply might lie in the hallowed ranks of the Templar order itself?

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  • The Scroll of Seduction: A Novel of Power, Madness, and Royalty

    By Gioconda Belli

    On an time out from her boarding university, younger Lucía meets Manuel—art historian and beautiful storyteller—who stocks along with her the story of 1 of history's such a lot tumultuous loves: Queen Juana of Castile's mythical devotion to her husband, Prince Philippe the good-looking. Embracing a union thrust upon her through political necessity, Juana responds with all of the passionate abandon inherent in her fiery nature—and is compelled to pay a excessive cost for her sincere sensuality. For there are these on the Renaissance courtroom who won't permit such unabashed independence within the inheritor to 1 of the world's strongest empires—and they claim Juana mad, denying her ascension to the throne. yet is she actually insane, or is she only a sufferer of her personal impetuosity and unbridled hope? Or is Juana a pawn in a fierce energy fight for keep watch over of the throne?

    Lucía attends raptly to the story Manuel relates—and their very own tale starts off to miraculously, dangerously replicate that of Juana the Mad and her liked prince.

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  • The Robots of Dawn (The Robot Series)

    By Isaac Asimov

    A millennium into the long run advances have altered the process human historical past: the colonization of the Galaxy and the production of the positronic mind. Isaac Asimov's robotic novels chronicle the not likely partnership among a brand new York urban detective and a humanoid robotic who needs to learn how to paintings together.

    Detective Elijah Baiey is named to the Spacer international Aurora to unravel a strange case of roboticide. The major suspect is a proficient roboticist who had the capacity, the rationale, and the chance to devote the crime. there is just one capture: Baley and his positronic companion, R. Daneel Olivaw, needs to end up the fellow blameless. For in a case of political intrigue and love among girl and robotic long past tragically improper, there is extra at stake than basic justice. This time Baley's occupation, his existence, and Earth's correct to pioneer the Galaxy lie within the smooth stability.

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  • The Day of Their Return

    By Poul Anderson

    Aeneas is the powder keg of the universe, a frontier planet the place uprising is a fashion of life--and loss of life. Smarting below the thumb of the Terran Empire after a nearly winning struggle opposed to Imperial rule, the Aeneans are swept up in a fanatical spiritual circulation that delivers the go back of the Elder Race.

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  • Timequake

    By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    There's been a timequake. And everyone--even you--must reside the last decade among February 17, 1991 and February 17, 2001 yet again. The trick is that all of us need to just do an identical issues as we did the 1st time--minute by means of minute, hour through hour, yr through yr, having a bet at the incorrect horse back, marrying the incorrect individual back. Why? You'll need to ask the outdated technology fiction author, Kilgore Trout. This was once all his notion.

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  • Call to Battle

    By Mark Wayne McGinnis

    Welcome to the ultimate, heart-pounding, episode of the Scrapyard send sequence books. It’s all approximately to finish in a single climatic crescendo. the tale keeps, with Captain Jason Reynolds, and his crew: Billy, Rizzo, and the rhino-warrior, traveller. they have to try to rescue Ricket and Gaddy, nonetheless held captive aboard the impregnable Dreathlor felony barge. simply then, can Jason go back to The Lilly, his hugely complicated Caldurian vessel … the place all of it begun. The elusive Admiral Ot-Mul, chief of the Craing Drac-Vin forces, has not just survived, yet thrived, within the a long way, outer-reaches of area. With millions of warships less than his command, Ot-Mul’s mixed fleets are at the flow. yet, honestly, he cares approximately little else than making one guy undergo … Captain Jason Reynolds. With the strategy of a major struggling with strength at the horizon, it’s the final name to conflict. Will the decimated Allied worlds reunite yet one more time? Will Ot-Mul get his vengeance, by means of taking these most valuable to Jason—Mollie, Boomer, Nan and Dira—and use them to tear Jason’s international, his very life, aside?

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