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Wild Seed

Wild Seed

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439501688
Pages:
Year: 2008-06-26
While attempting to move his people--a group of psychic witches--to the New World, four-thousand-year-old Doro encounters Anyanwu, a woman who refuses to submit to his control
Copper Kingdom

Copper Kingdom

Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446472280
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-05-31
COPPER KINGDOM is set at the turn of the century in the South Wales town of Sweyn's Eye - the old name for Swansea, where Iris Gower has lived all her life. The story centres around two families and one woman. The families clash through years of class welfare, drama, heartache and love affairs, for in every way they stand opposed. The Richardsons are copper barons - lords of the Sweyn's Eye copper smelting industry, rich, powerful, facing only reluctantly the possibility that their wealth may be in jeopardy as the demand for copper wanes. The Llewelyns are a poor family, facing every day the prospect of unemployment and all its attendant miseries - too poor to afford more than a pauper's funeral when Mrs Llewelyn dies, too proud to allow the neighbours to know. Linking these two very different families is one fiery and determined woman - Mali Llewelyn. On her shoulders rest the burden of the family fortunes. When she is offered a job in the local laundry she takes it - determined to fight her way to prosperity as a businesswoman, while in secret she battles with her hopeless love for Sterling Richardson, heir to the copper kingdom of Sweyn's Eye.
Patternmaster

Patternmaster

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263659
Pages: 208
Year: 2012-07-24
A tyrant’s heirs battle to control the minds of every human on Earth in this thrilling finale of the Nebula Award–winning author’s epic Patternist saga. A psychic net hangs across the world, and only the Patternists can control it. They use their telepathic powers to enslave lesser life forms, to do battle with the diseased, half-human creatures who rage outside their walls, and, sometimes, to fight amongst themselves. Ruling them all is the Patternmaster, a man of such psychic strength that he can influence the thoughts of all those around him. But he cannot stop death, and when he is gone, chaos will reign. The Patternmaster has hundreds of children, but only one of them—Coransee—has ambition to match his father’s. To seize the throne he will have to coopt or kill every one of his siblings, and he will not shy from the task. But when one brother takes refuge among the savages, a battle ensues that will change the destiny of every being on the planet. Octavia E. Butler’s first published novel, Patternmaster launched the legendary career of a visionary, award-winning writer. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
The Shoemaker's Daughter

The Shoemaker's Daughter

Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446463702
Pages: 480
Year: 2011-03-22
When Hari Morgan's father died, he left her nothing but an ailing mother and the tools of his shoemaking business. But what he also passed on to his daughter was a rare and unusual gift - that of designing and making shoes that were stylish and different. One of the first to realise this was Emily Grenfell, spoilt, pettish daughter of Thomas Grenfell, one of the richest men in Swansea. Emily, who resented the beauty and courage of Hari Morgan, nonetheless was delighted with the dancing slippers she made for her debut at the Race Ball, one of the grandest events of the year. It was to be the beginning of a lifetime of friendship, hatred and rivalry between the two girls for, as Hari's business and fame began to grow, so did Emily's fortune began to decline. And between the two girls lay an even deeper tension, for Emily was about to be betrothed to her cousin, Craig Grenfell, a man whom Hari could not help loving and wanting for herself, a man who finally betrayed her. From then on, Hari was determined that nothing and no-one would prevent her rise to a triumphant success.
Sea Mistress

Sea Mistress

Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446463680
Pages: 443
Year: 2011-03-22
Bridie Marchant had been brought up with every advantage, a wealthy background, a convent education, and a father who eventually willed her a fleet of merchant sailing ships. When she married Paul Marchant it seemed a perfect match, for Paul, owner of a much smaller fleet of ships, could take care both of Bridie and of her business interests. But slowly Bridie began to have her doubts about Paul, about his love, and about his business dealings. When he tried to inflict upon her the greatest insult of all, and also attempted to seize her fortune, Bridie decided she must fight back. With the help of Ellie Hopkins, she sought to trap Paul in a web of his own making. In the dramatic events that followed, both Ellie and Bridie were nearly destroyed before they finally found happiness with the men they loved.
The January Dancer

The January Dancer

Author: Michael Flynn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0765357798
Pages: 410
Year: 2011-06-28
Follows the adventures of Captain Amos January and a host of rivals struggling to obtain an ancient pre-human artifact of great power that incites murderous actions in those who seek it.
Mind of My Mind

Mind of My Mind

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263640
Pages: 217
Year: 2012-07-24
From “one of science fiction’s finest writers”: A young woman with tremendous psychic power battles to set a new course for mankind (The New York Times). The baby’s name is Mary, and her father is immortal. For thousands of years he has orchestrated a selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race capable of controlling others through thought. Most of his attempts have resulted in volatile mutations, but Mary—whom he has raised in the rough part of a Southern California town—is the closest he has come to perfection. If he doesn’t handle her carefully, this greatest experiment will be his last. As Mary comes of age, she begins to grow aware of her psychic powers. And when she learns of her father’s plans for her, she refuses to acquiesce. She challenges him to a psychic war, battling to free her people and set a new course for mankind. Multiple Nebula and Hugo award–winning author Octavia Butler’s epic and thought-provoking Patternist series has fascinated generations of readers, exploring the effects of power and what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Albion's Seed

Albion's Seed

Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019974369X
Pages: 972
Year: 1991-03-14
This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.
Alien Child

Alien Child

Author: Pamela Sargent
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504010388
Pages: 246
Year: 2015-05-19
Alone on Earth, a young girl searches for a new beginning Nita is a child of the Institute. Ever since she can remember, she has roamed its sterile halls, living out her youth in the care of a fur-covered guardian from another world. The Institute’s computers give her everything she could want—except another human to share her life with. Long ago there were people at the Institute, but something happened that wiped them out. As she matures, Nita slowly realizes that she may be the only human being left on Earth—and that the fate of humanity could well lie with her. Beyond a door marked Authorized Personnel Only is the “cold room,” a laboratory that may hold the key to Nita’s past—and her future. This is where her guardian found her, and it is to this place that Nita must return if she is to learn the secret of the Institute and what has happened to the rest of her kind.
House of Shadows

House of Shadows

Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780102461
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-03-01
An atmospheric mystery from Wales’ best-loved author -The Second World War is over. Artist Riana Evans falls in love with a dilapidated mansion in Wales, despite its rumoured ghosts, and is delighted when its elderly, eccentric owner sells it to her for a pittance. The ‘ghosts’ prove good for business – inspiring her paintings in an almost supernatural way and providing welcome atmosphere at a series of profitable ghost-spotting weekends. But it soon becomes clear that there’s someone – or something – who’ll do anything to make sure Riana never discovers the secrets the house hides . . .
Halfpenny Field

Halfpenny Field

Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552150355
Pages: 381
Year: 2005-07-04
Jessie Price is anxious to escape from her wicked boss, Jed Lambert, and become a milkmaid in London. Her ambition to own her own dairy grows, and she is helped by young Albie, who has fallen in love with her. Non Jones is desperately unhappy. She knows her husband Caradoc loves her despite the hostility of his family. She is miserable when he leaves her and their son to go to London and received news of a terrible accident. Soon Jessie and Non’s lives intersect . . .
The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1996

Bargain Bride

Bargain Bride

Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552154342
Pages: 393
Year: 2008
Young Charlotte Mortimer loves her job teaching the poor children in the local school and she is happy with her steadfast fiancé Luke. Then, one day, a terrible mining explosion rocks the town and suddenly everything Charlotte thinks she knows is thrown into doubt.The arrival of wealthy businessman Justin Weatherby complicates things further.Charlotte must marry him to save the school she loves even if it means sacrificing everything else that is dear to her.There are secrets and lies at every turn to challenge her; will she ever make it as a bargain bride?And can she ever love the austere man who has married her and saved her beloved school from certain destruction?
Kindred

Kindred

Author: Octavia Butler
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807083704
Pages: 264
Year: 2004-02-01
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
Neverness

Neverness

Author: David Zindell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000739795X
Pages: 688
Year: 2017-03-23
An epic masterwork of science fiction, Neverness is a stand-alone novel from one of the most important talents in the genre.