Star Trek: Coda: Book 1: Moments Asunder

Star Trek: Coda: Book 1: Moments Asunder
  • Author : Dayton Ward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781982158538

Star Trek: Coda: Book 1: Moments Asunder Book Review:

The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable. STARFLEET’S FINEST FACES A CHALLENGE UNLIKE ANY OTHER TOMORROW IS DOOMED Time is coming apart. Countless alternate and parallel realities are under attack, weakening and collapsing from relentless onslaught. If left unchecked, the universe faces an unstoppable descent toward entropy. WANDERER, ORACLE, ALLY Scarred and broken after decades spent tracking this escalating temporal disaster, while battling the nameless enemy responsible for it, an old friend seeks assistance from Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise. The apocalypse may originate from their future, but might the cause lie in their past? EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE Identifying their adversary is but the first step toward defeating them, but early triumphs come with dreadful costs. What will the price be to achieve final victory, and how will that success be measured in futures as yet undefined? ™, ®, & © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

After the Apocalypse

After the Apocalypse
  • Author : Maureen F. McHugh
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2011-11-08
  • ISBN : 9781931520355

After the Apocalypse Book Review:

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Best of the Year In her new collection, Story Prize finalist Maureen F. McHugh delves into the dark heart of contemporary life and life five minutes from now and how easy it is to mix up one with the other. Her stories are post-bird flu, in the middle of medical trials, wondering if our computers are smarter than us, wondering when our jobs are going to be outsourced overseas, wondering if we are who we say we are, and not sure what we'd do to survive the coming zombie plague. Praise for Maureen F. McHugh: "Gorgeously crafted stories."—Nancy Pearl, NPR "Hauntingly beautiful."—Booklist "Unpredictable and poetic work."—The Plain Dealer Maureen F. McHugh has lived in New York; Shijiazhuang, China; Ohio; Austin, Texas; and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of a Story Prize finalist collection, Mothers & Other Monsters, and four novels, including Tiptree Award-winner China Mountain Zhang and New York Times editor's choice Nekropolis. McHugh has also worked on alternate reality games for Halo 2, The Watchmen, and Nine Inch Nails, among others.

World Unbound

World Unbound
  • Author : Tao Wong
  • Publisher : Tao Wong
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2018-12-27
  • ISBN : 177538098X

World Unbound Book Review:

Four years ago, the Erethran Honor Guard arrived and threw John Lee into a Portal to another world. Since then, Earth has received no word of the intrepid adventurer. Until now.Finding his way back to Earth through a Portal, John returns to a very changed world. The shackles of Galactic control have bound Earth and humanity ever tighter to the System. Now, John has to find a way to free Earth from Galactic control while battling stronger, more powerful enemies. And worst of all, he will need to indulge in politics.Good thing he's got a new Class and new allies.World's Unbound is book six of the System Apocalypse, a LitRPG / GameLit series of post-apocalypse troubles, scifi & fantasy elements, all in a world filled with game mechanics. This series contains elements of games like level ups, experience, enchanted materials, a sarcastic spirit, mecha, a beguiling dark elf, monsters, minotaurs, a fiery red head and a semi-realistic view on violence and its effects. Does not include harems.

Star Trek: Coda: Book 2: The Ashes of Tomorrow

Star Trek: Coda: Book 2: The Ashes of Tomorrow
  • Author : James Swallow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781982158552

Star Trek: Coda: Book 2: The Ashes of Tomorrow Book Review:

The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable. THE FUTURE IS AT WAR WITH THE PAST. The epic Star Trek: Coda trilogy continues as friends become foes, the Temporal Apocalypse accelerates, and the catastrophe’s true cause is revealed. ™, ®, & © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Off Armageddon Reef

Off Armageddon Reef
  • Author : David Weber
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2008-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781429920575

Off Armageddon Reef Book Review:

Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out. Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers of Safehold have taken extraordinary measures: with mind control and hidden high technology, they've built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, a religion designed to keep Safehold society medieval forever. 800 years pass. In a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android from the far human past awakens. This "rebirth" was set in motion centuries before, by a faction that opposed shackling humanity with a concocted religion. Via automated recordings, "Nimue" - or, rather, the android with the memories of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban - is told her fate: she will emerge into Safeholdian society, suitably disguised, and begin the process of provoking the technological progress which the Church of God Awaiting has worked for centuries to prevent. Nothing about this will be easy. To better deal with a medieval society, "Nimue" takes a new gender and a new name, "Merlin." His formidable powers and access to caches of hidden high technology will need to be carefully concealed. And he'll need to find a base of operations, a Safeholdian country that's just a little more freewheeling, a little less orthodox, a little more open to the new. And thus Merlin comes to Charis, a mid-sized kingdom with a talent for naval warfare. He plans to make the acquaintance of King Haarahld and Crown Prince Cayleb, and maybe, just maybe, kick off a new era of invention. Which is bound to draw the attention of the Church...and, inevitably, lead to war. It's going to be a long, long process. And David Weber's epic Off Armageddon Reef is can't-miss sci-fi. Safehold Series 1. Off Armageddon Reef 2. By Schism Rent Asunder 3. By Heresies Distressed 4. A Mighty Fortress 5. How Firm A Foundation 6. Midst Toil and Tribulation 7. Like A Mighty Army 8. Hell's Foundations Quiver 9. At the Sign of Triumph At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone
  • Author : Tao Wong
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2021-08-23
  • ISBN : 1990491235

Forbidden Zone Book Review:

They can run, but hiding isn't in their forte After revealing the deception spread by the Galactic Council and the hidden aspects of the System, John Lee and his friends flee the council building on Irvina. Just escaping the capital planet will tax them to their utmost. Evading the full force of the Galactic Council and their minions might be more than they can handle. While old allies deal with the new truths, friends fracture under the increasing pressure and all the while, the System Quest hangs over John's head, unfinished. Their only hope, their only clue, lies in the Forbidden Zone. The Forbidden Zone is book 11 of the System Apocalypse universe and the penultimate book of the series. The System Apocalypse is the best-selling LitRPG series mixing post-apocalyptic fiction with alien invasions, military science fiction and fantasy elements with game-like statuses and levels.

Once Upon an Apocalypse

Once Upon an Apocalypse
  • Author : Jeff Motes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2016-12-12
  • ISBN : 1946321001

Once Upon an Apocalypse Book Review:

The Day -The day was like any other day-until it became "The Day." The United States is attacked with an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon. Nearly every system that depends on computers and electronics cease to work. The electrical grid and communications go down. Cars don't work. Follow Jill, Jack and John as they struggle to make it home.

I Hope You Get This Message

I Hope You Get This Message
  • Author : Farah Naz Rishi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2019-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780062741479

I Hope You Get This Message Book Review:

In this high concept YA novel debut that’s We All Looked Up meets The Sun Is Also a Star, three teens must face down the mistakes of their past after they learn that life on Earth might end in less than a week. News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet—Alma—claiming to be its creator. If they’re being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their “colony” Earth. True or not, for teenagers Jesse Hewitt, Cate Collins, and Adeem Khan, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever. Jesse, who has been dealt one bad blow after another, wonders if it even matters what happens to the world. Cate, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she never met. And Adeem, who hasn’t spoken to his estranged sister in years, must find out if he has it in him to forgive her for leaving. With only a week to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide as their worlds are pulled apart.

The Apocryphal New Testament

The Apocryphal New Testament
  • Author : J. K. Elliott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 747
  • Relase : 2005-10-27
  • ISBN : 0198261810

The Apocryphal New Testament Book Review:

The Apocryphal New Testament includes new translations of the most significant and famous of the non-canonical Christian works. These apocryphal texts reveal the popular legends of Christians after the New Testament era, and throw light on the origins of many later beliefs and practices.

The Sibylline Oracles (Annotated Edition)

The Sibylline Oracles (Annotated Edition)
  • Author : Milton S. Terry
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Pages : 271
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9783849621780

The Sibylline Oracles (Annotated Edition) Book Review:

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of almost 10.000 words about the oracles in religion * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices THE Sibyls occupy a conspicuous place in the traditions and history of ancient Greece and Rome. Their fame was spread abroad long before the beginning of the Christian era. Heraclitus of Ephesus, five centuries before Christ, compared himself to the Sibyl "who, speaking with inspired mouth, without a smile, without ornament, and without perfume, penetrates through centuries by the power of the gods." The ancient traditions vary in reporting the number and the names of these weird prophetesses, and much of what has been handed down to us is legendary. But whatever opinion one may hold respecting the various legends, there can be little doubt that a collection of Sibylline Oracles was at one time preserved at Rome. There are, moreover, various oracles, purporting to have been written by ancient Sibyls, found in the writings of Pausanias, Plutarch, Livy, and in other Greek and Latin authors. Whether any of these citations formed a portion of the Sibylline books once kept in Rome we cannot now determine; but the Roman capitol was destroyed by fire in the time of Sulla (B. C. 84), and again in the time of Vespasian (A. D. 69), and whatever books were at those dates kept therein doubtless perished in the flames. It is said by some of the ancients that a subsequent collection of oracles was made, but, if so, there is now no certainty that any fragments of them remain.

Jubal Van Zandt and the Revenge of the Bloodslinger

Jubal Van Zandt and the Revenge of the Bloodslinger
  • Author : Eden Hudson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 2016-10-14
  • ISBN : 1539303268

Jubal Van Zandt and the Revenge of the Bloodslinger Book Review:

PRAISE FOR JUBAL VAN ZANDT & THE REVENGE OF THE BLOODSLINGER: "... Funny, sexy, action-packed, and a little bit cruel, with heartwarming moments of sincerity..." -DJ Bodden, author of the Black Year Series Narcissist, sociopath, and shameless backstabber Jubal Van Zandt is the best damn thief in the history of the Revived Earth...and he won't shut up about it. But not everybody in the swampy, soggy, feudal future approves of Jubal's vocation. The Guild-the religious fanatics who helped rebuild civilization after the collapse-in particular are waiting for their opportunity to slip the noose around his neck. Which is why when the renowned Guild knight Carina Xiao-a.k.a. the Bloodslinger-contacts Jubal about an off-the-books job that violates Guild Law, he's too intrigued to say no. He is the best damn thief in the history of the Revived Earth, after all. Part bizarro ecopunk, part outworld thriller, part odd-couple roadtrip, Jubal Van Zandt & the Revenge of the Bloodslinger is a 150% futurepunk quest for blood and betrayal across the Revived Earth.

The Witness of the Stars

The Witness of the Stars
  • Author : Ethelbert William Bullinger
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 1928
  • ISBN : 9781465603326

The Witness of the Stars Book Review:

Some years ago it was my privilege to enjoy the acquaintance of Miss Frances Rolleston, of Keswick, and to carry on a correspondence with her with respect to her work, Mazzaroth: or, the Constellations. She was the first to create an interest in this important subject. Since then Dr. Seiss, of Philadelphia, has endeavoured to popularize her work on the other side of the Atlantic; and brief references have been made to the subject in such books as Moses and Geology, by Dr. Kinns, and inPrimeval Man; but it was felt, for many reasons, that it was desirable to make another effort to set forth, in a more complete form, the witness of the stars to prophetic truth, so necessary in these last days. To the late Miss Rolleston, however, belongs the honour of collecting a mass of information bearing on this subject; but, published as it was, chiefly in the form of notes, unarranged and unindexed, it was suited only for, but was most valuable to, the student. She it was who performed the drudgery of collecting the facts presented by Albumazer, the Arab astronomer to the Caliphs of Grenada, 850 a.d.; and the Tables drawn up by Ulugh Beigh, the Tartar prince and astronomer, about 1650 a.d., who gives the Arabian Astronomy as it had come down from the earliest times. Modern astronomers have preserved, and still have in common use, the ancient names of over a hundred of the principal stars which have been handed down; but now these names are used merely as a convenience, and without any reference to their significance. This work is an attempt to popularize this ancient information, and to use it in the interests of truth. For the ancient astronomical facts and the names, with their signification, I am, from the very nature of the case, indebted, of course, to all who have preserved, collected, and handed them down; but for their interpretation I am alone responsible. It is for the readers to judge how far my conclusions are borne out by the evidence; and how far the foundation of our hopes of coming glory are strengthened by the prophecies which have been written in the stars of heaven, as well as in the Scriptures of truth.

Zombies in Western Culture

Zombies in Western Culture
  • Author : John Vervaeke,Christopher Mastropietro,Filip Miscevic
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Pages : 104
  • Relase : 2017-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781783743315

Zombies in Western Culture Book Review:

Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects of the zombie, common to a variety of media forms, reflect a crisis in modern Western culture. The authors examine the essential features of the zombie, including mindlessness, ugliness and homelessness, and argue that these reflect the outlook of the contemporary West and its attendant zeitgeists of anxiety, alienation, disconnection and disenfranchisement. They trace the relationship between zombies and the theme of secular apocalypse, demonstrating that the zombie draws its power from being a perversion of the Christian mythos of death and resurrection. Symbolic of a lost Christian worldview, the zombie represents a world that can no longer explain itself, nor provide us with instructions for how to live within it. The concept of 'domicide' or the destruction of home is developed to describe the modern crisis of meaning that the zombie both represents and reflects. This is illustrated using case studies including the relocation of the Anishinaabe of the Grassy Narrows First Nation, and the upheaval of population displacement in the Hellenistic period. Finally, the authors invoke and reformulate symbols of the four horseman of the apocalypse as rhetorical analogues to frame those aspects of contemporary collapse that elucidate the horror of the zombie. Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis is required reading for anyone interested in the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary culture. It will also be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including students and scholars of culture studies, semiotics, philosophy, religious studies, eschatology, anthropology, Jungian studies, and sociology.

The Sun, the Earth, and Near-earth Space

The Sun, the Earth, and Near-earth Space
  • Author : John A. Eddy
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 0160838088

The Sun, the Earth, and Near-earth Space Book Review:

" ... Concise explanations and descriptions - easily read and readily understood - of what we know of the chain of events and processes that connect the Sun to the Earth, with special emphasis on space weather and Sun-Climate."--Dear Reader.

Long Voyage Back

Long Voyage Back
  • Author : Luke Rhinehart
  • Publisher : Permuted Platinum
  • Pages : 334
  • Relase : 2015-01-13
  • ISBN : 1618685112

Long Voyage Back Book Review:

When the bombs came, only the lucky escaped. In the horror that followed, only the strong would survive. The voyage of the trimaran Vagabond began as a pleasure cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. Then came the War Alert...the unholy glow on the horizon...the terrifying reports of nuclear destruction. In the days that followed, it became clear just how much chaos was still to come. For Captain Neil Loken and his passengers, their shipmates were now the only family they had, the open seas their only sanctuary, their skill and courage all that might get them out alive.

The Darkness That Comes Before

The Darkness That Comes Before
  • Author : R. Scott Bakker
  • Publisher : Overlook Books
  • Pages : 589
  • Relase : 2005-05
  • ISBN : 1585676772

The Darkness That Comes Before Book Review:

In a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, four people are swept up in the launch of an imminent crusade, during which they are ensnared by mysterious traveler Anasûrimbor Kellhus, whose magical, philosophical, and military talents have origins in a distant time. Reprint.

Leveled Up Love

Leveled Up Love
  • Author : Tao Wong ,A.G. Marshall
  • Publisher : Starlit Publishing
  • Pages : 660
  • Relase : 2020-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781989994320

Leveled Up Love Book Review:

Dating Evolution is the next generation of relationship gaming with a real world twist! Did you ever wish your online skills translated into the real world? Now they can! Follow our quests to level up your love life and earn real life rewards! Life was good for Zack Moore until his trustee managed to con him into signing up for DaEvo. Now, the buggy app has taken over his life, forcing him to leave his condo, interact with people in the real world and eat healthy to gain any gaming time. Problem is, Zack has the biggest tournament of his life coming up. The Star Fury tournament is Zack and his team’s chance of going pro and making a name for themselves. Now, Zack’s swapping women around like the components of his starship; trying to find the balance between love and DaEvo. Good thing Zack’s a pro at gaming. But somethings can’t be quantified. Like love. Leveled Up Love! is a Gamelit comedy romance written by Tao Wong, author of the bestselling System Apocalypse LitRPG and A Thousand Li series, and A.G. Marshall, author of the Fairy Tale Adventures series of books.

Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder

Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder
  • Author : Derek Gunn
  • Publisher : Permuted Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2010-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781618682437

Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder Book Review:

In a desolate world where communications have ceased . . . where the global oil supply is quickly dwindling, vampires rise to rule the Earth. In this new era of blood and depravity, you are either a slave to the dark masters or dinner . . . either a breeding vessel or a rebel. Charismatic leader Peter Harris is the latter. Join him and his band of comrades as they fight to take back and then rebuild a world torn asunder . . .

A Testament of Steel

A Testament of Steel
  • Author : Davis Ashura
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2020-07-03
  • ISBN : 9798655889033

A Testament of Steel Book Review:

A young man with no past must progress into a warrior out of legend. Cinder Shade's life begins on a fateful afternoon at the bottom of a well where he awakens, bruised, battered, and bereft of all memory. His only understanding is a driving imperative--to protect those who can't defend themselves and become a warrior worthy of the name. He discovers within himself a peculiar gift, one in which the codes of combat are made evident and the language of steel is made clear. When he earns a place at a prestigious elven warrior academy, Cinder fights to enhance his knowledge and perhaps even humble the proud elves who believe no human is their equal. His hard-earned skills are put to the test when strange rumblings emanate from deep in the Dagger Mountains. Monsters out of myth emerge. And so does something far worse . . . An ancient god. The world believes this deity long dead, but he is very much alive. And he remembers his enemies all too well. Even if they don't remember themselves.

Stars Asunder

Stars Asunder
  • Author : Tao Wong
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 2020-06-22
  • ISBN : 1989458750

Stars Asunder Book Review: