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ISBN 13: 9780765362445
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book The Ender's Shadow Series Box Set in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ender's Shadow Series Box Set. This book was released on 2008-11 with total page 1712 pages. Book excerpt: Four novels in Card's series of war between humans and aliens feature the valiant warriors Ender Wiggins, his brother Peter, and the precocious Bean.

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ISBN 13: 9780812565959
Total Pages : 464 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book Shadow of the Hegemon in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShadow of the Hegemon. This book was released on 2001-12-09 with total page 464 pages. Book excerpt: The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more. But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world. Shadow of the Hegemon is the second novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series.

Download Ender's Game Boxed Set I PDF

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ISBN 13: 1466854782
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book Ender's Game Boxed Set I in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEnder's Game Boxed Set I. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 1008 pages. Book excerpt: This boxed set includes: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon Orson Scott Card's classic and worldwide bestselling series is the winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards! Ender’s Game opens in the last desperate days of Earth’s war against the implacable insectoid aliens. In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child. Ender's Shadow tells the parallel story of Bean. Bean's desperate struggle to live, and his success, brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.... Shadows of Hegemon takes us to the period after the War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more. Tor books by Orson Scott Card The Ender Universe Ender Quintet #1 Ender’s Game #2 Ender in Exile #3 Speaker for the Dead #4 Xenodice #5 Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet #1 Ender’s Shadow #2 Shadow of the Hegemon #3 Shadow Puppets #4 Shadow of the Giant #5 Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) #1 The Swarm Other Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet A War of Gifts (novella) First Meetings (novella) Other Series Homecoming The Mithermages The Tales of Alvin Maker At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13: 1501704001
Total Pages : 216 pages
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Read and Download Evan Braden Montgomery book In the Hegemon's Shadow in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn the Hegemon's Shadow. This book was released on 2016-05-24 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: The relationship between established powers and emerging powers is one of the most important topics in world politics. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated how the leading state in the international system responds to rising powers in peripheral regions—actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world. In the Hegemon’s Shadow fills this gap. Evan Braden Montgomery draws on different strands of realist theory to develop a novel framework that explains why leading states have accommodated some rising regional powers but opposed others. Montgomery examines the interaction between two factors: the type of local order that a leading state prefers and the type of local power shift that appears to be taking place. The first captures a leading state’s main interest in a peripheral region and serves as the baseline for its evaluation of any changes in the status quo. Would the leading state like to see a balance of power rather than a preponderance of power, does it favor primacy over parity instead, or is it impartial between these alternatives? The second indicates how a local power shift is likely to unfold. In particular, which regional order is an emerging power trying to create and does a leading state expect it to succeed? Montgomery tests his arguments by analyzing Great Britain’s efforts to manage the rise of Egypt, the Confederacy, and Japan during the nineteenth century and the United States’ efforts to manage the emergence of India and Iraq during the twentieth century.

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13: 1118386574
Total Pages : 242 pages
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ISBN 13: 1466847824
Total Pages : 368 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book The Hive in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Hive. This book was released on 2019-06-11 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: New York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to Ender's Game following The Swarm with The Hive, book two in the Second Formic War. Card and Johnston continue the fast-paced hard science fiction history of the Formic Wars—the alien invasions of Earth’s Solar System that ultimately led to Ender Wiggin’s total victory in Ender's Game. A coalition of Earth’s nations barely fought off the Formics’ first scout ship. Now it’s clear that there’s a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth’s warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense? Ender's Game is one of the most popular and bestselling science fiction novels of all time. The Formic War series (The First Formic War and The Second Formic War) are the prequels to Ender’s story. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 13: 0838909671
Total Pages : 782 pages
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Read and Download Janet Husband book Sequels in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSequels. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Download Shadow of the Giant PDF

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ISBN 13: 0312857586
Total Pages : 368 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book Shadow of the Giant in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShadow of the Giant. This book was released on 2005-03 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: Having risen to one of Earth's most powerful strategists during the war between Ender and alien attackers, Bean finds his efforts to start a family compromised by his numerous enemies, a situation that forces Bean and Petra to leave Earth behind in the control of the Hegemon. By the author of Ender's Shadow. 250,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.

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ISBN 13: 1570616590
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Read and Download Nancy Pearl book Book Lust in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBook Lust. This book was released on 2009-09-29 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

Download The Call Of Earth PDF

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ISBN 13: 1405524065
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book The Call Of Earth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Call Of Earth. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: 'The man's versatility of style, subject and approach makes him unique in the SF field.' - Anne McCaffrey 'One of the genre's most convincing storytellers.' - Library Journal 'As always, Mr. Card writes with energy and conviction.' - The New York Times Book Review Feeling itself to be failing, the Oversoul realises that it needs the technology of the Lost Earth to achieve its aims. It has already caused Nafai, a teenage boy, to commit murder ... Nafai, his father and his brothers have left Basilica, but the rest of his family remain there, including his mother, the influential Lady Rasa. However, Rasa has other things on her mind, such as the 'friendly' invasion of troops under the leadership of General Vozmuzhalnoy Vozmozhno of Gorayni, who does not believe in any Gods, including the Oversoul - although he may still be its unknowing instrument. The second book in the groundbreaking Homecoming series by Orson Scott Card. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

Download Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction PDF

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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN 13: 9781570035852
Total Pages : 248 pages
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Read and Download Darren Harris-Fain book Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnderstanding Contemporary American Science Fiction. This book was released on 2005 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction: The Age of Maturity, 1970-2000 explores the major trends and developments during three decades that witnessed science fiction's most dramatic progression from subliterary escapist entertainment to a more sophisticated literature of ideas. Darren Harris-Fain suggests that to understand American science fiction fully, it is essential to realize that the current field with all its variety results from the proceeding decades of writings. In addition, he contends that although much science fiction of merit was written in America prior to 1970, the latter decades of the twentieth century witnessed a dramatic improvement in quality, even as the field fragmented into a variety of subgenres and as writers sought to transcend earlier critical dismissals. Harris-Fain discusses significant and representative works, most of which mainstream literary scholars and critics ignore, as he charts the historical and literary development of contemporary American science fiction. the internal divisions along both literary and political lines experienced during the Vietnam era; the influence of the feminist movement and other contemporary concerns; the increasing contributions of female, African American, and gay and lesbian writers; and the emergence of such significant trends as hard science fiction, cyberpunk, alternate history, and shared-world stories. Harris-Fain also considers literary science fiction's relationship to the mass media, the effects the popularity of fantasy has on the field, and academia's continued misprizing of the genre.

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ISBN 13: 9780761476016
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Read and Download Michael D. Sharp book Popular Contemporary Writers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPopular Contemporary Writers. This book was released on 2005-10 with total page 136 pages. Book excerpt: Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Download The First Formic War PDF

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ISBN 13: 0765397412
Total Pages : 1168 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book The First Formic War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe First Formic War. This book was released on 2017-02-14 with total page 1168 pages. Book excerpt: This discounted ebundle includes The First Formic War Trilogy by bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston: Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens One hundred years before Ender Wiggin decisively defeated the alien formics in Ender’s Game. A pulse-pounding tale of first contact gone horribly wrong. Ender’s Game opens in the last desperate days of Earth’s war against the implacable insectoid aliens. We are told early on that the Battle School is training generals for the Third Formic War — the war that will end the war; will save the Earth; will finally defeat the Buggers. This is the story of the First Formic Wars, back when humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. Then a ship’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system... Earth Unaware — When mining ship El Cavador's telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it's hard to know what to make of it. It's massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems...not important. Earth Afire — Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. That is, until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could organize in time to meet the threat. Earth Awakens — Politics slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. It's up to Mazer Rackham's squad in China, who have developed a method to destroy the alien landers one by one; and Lem Jukes and his crew on the Moon, who may have the key to destroying the Formic mother ship in orbit. Books by Orson Scott Card The Ender Universe The Ender Saga #1 Ender’s Game #2 Ender in Exile #3 Speaker for the Dead #4 Xenodice #5 Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow Quintet #1 Ender’s Shadow #2 Shadow of the Hegemon #3 Shadow Puppets #4 Shadow of the Giant #5 Shadows in Flight The Second Formic War (With Aaron Johnston) #1 The Swarm Other Books in the Ender Universe Children of the Fleet A War of Gifts (novella) First Meetings (novella) Other Series Homecoming The Mithermages The Tales of Alvin Maker At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Download Supernatural Fiction Writers: Peter Ackroyd to Graham Joyce PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780684312514
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ISBN 13: 9780765375636
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book The Swarm in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Swarm. This book was released on 2018-01-30 with total page 528 pages. Book excerpt: Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? The Second Formic War #1 The Swarm

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ISBN 13: 1405524014
Total Pages : 448 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book Earthborn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEarthborn. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 448 pages. Book excerpt: 'The fifth and last volume in Card's sprawling Homecoming saga. More than parable, not quite allegory, Card's far-future religious saga manages, brilliantly, to be at once entertaining, unobjectionable, and edifying.' - Kirkus Reviews 'The conclusion of the story, in which the first born son of a former priest and leader sees the evil he has caused and selects his future, is vintage Card and a joy to read.' - Publishers Weekly High above the Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly - there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming. The fifth and final volume in Card's majestic Homecoming saga. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

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ISBN 13: 1405524006
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Orson Scott Card book Earthfall in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEarthfall. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: 'Haunting, compulsive, urgently readable...Story-telling genius' - INTERZONE 'Certain to be one of the most sought-after books of the year' - LOCUS The Oversoul of the colony planet Harmony selected the Wetchik family to carry it back to long-lost Earth. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Nafai and Elemak, Wetchik's youngest son and his oldest. On board the starship Basilica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle. Two factions are each making secret plans to awaken the children, and themselves, early from the cold-sleep capsules in which they will pass the long decades of the journey. But the Oversoul is truly in control of this journey. And only Nafai, who wears the Cloak of the Starmaster by the Oversoul's command, really understands what this will mean to all their plans for the future. Book four of the acclaimed Homecoming series. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk