Posts in category: Fiction
By Kevin J. Anderson
Believe you'll swap our bodies with someone else? What intriguing new reports may you decide to discover? What forbidden wishes could you indulge? feel somebody stole your life–how some distance may you visit get it back?
From New York Times bestselling writer Kevin J. Anderson comes a natural adrenaline mystery of hijacked identities, elusive factors, and deeply buried secrets–a hectic, thought-provoking expedition right into a smooth, hedonistic society the place not anything is your own...not even your soul.
For a cost, Eduard Swan will change our bodies with humans in distress–those dealing with surgical procedures, emotional crises, moments of unpleasantness or soreness they can’t or might fairly no longer take care of. Eduard will adventure the pain for them. It’s a profitable enterprise, and in an international within which nobody is needed to consider any ache, there isn't any finish of consumers. yet a person doesn’t are looking to play by way of the principles. anyone doesn’t are looking to go back his physique. And, regrettably for Eduard, that somebody is likely one of the world’s strongest males. Now Eduard has no selection yet to thieve again his lifestyles.
He has the suitable alibi–or so he thinks. For even in an international the place you could hopscotch from physique to physique, you usually depart a path. And following that path is a constant dispenser of “justice” named Daragon, a youth pal, now a zealous and bold agent of country safeguard, who won’t enable previous friendships stand within the method of doing his responsibility.
When Eduard is going at the run, hounded at each flip by means of Daragon, his in simple terms wish is 2 different youth neighbors: Garth, a tormented artist who profits good fortune past his wildest desires, basically to find the negative cost of status; and Teresa, a religious seeker who hazards wasting her personal physique to a fanatical non secular cult as she embarks on a harrowing quest to discover her actual id.
Moving from underground hopscotch excitement bars to the top enclaves of strength to a seamy underworld of unlawful Phantoms, old minds who thieve more youthful our bodies in a quest for everlasting lifestyles, Eduard and his buddies search the which means of identification in a society within which appearances suggest everything–and nothing–and the place every thing is relative...even homicide.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Octavia E. Butler
Doro is an entity who alterations our bodies like outfits, killing his hosts via reflex -- or layout. He fears not anyone -- till he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can soak up bullets and heal with a kiss...and savage an individual who threatens these she loves. She fears not anyone -- till she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of the US, Doro and Anyanwu weave jointly a trend of future that now not even immortals can think.
By Mary Westmacott, Agatha Christie
A newly reissued version of Agatha Christie's 'Mary Westmacott' novel, against the law of the center novel a few soldier who returns from the grave. Vernon Deyre is a delicate and fabulous musician, even a genius. yet there's a excessive rate to be paid for his expertise, specifically through his relations and the 2 ladies in his lifestyles. His sheltered adolescence in the house he loves has now not ready Vernon for the tough truth of his grownup years, and so one can write the nice masterpiece of his lifestyles, he has to make a vital determination with out time left to count number the cost...
By Vladimir Sorokin
A ny assessment Books Original
In 1908, deep in Siberia, it fell to earth. THEIR ICE. a tender guy on a systematic day trip came across it. It spoke to his middle, and his center named him Bro. Bro felt the Ice. Bro knew its goal. To assemble the 23,000 blond, blue-eyed Brothers and Sisters of the sunshine who have been scattered on the earth. To wake their napping hearts. to come back to the sunshine. To smash this global. And secretly, during the 20th century and as much as our personal day, the youngsters of the sunshine have pursued their liked goal.
Pulp fiction, technological know-how fiction, New Ageism, pornography, video-game mayhem, old-time Communist propaganda, and rampant advertisement hype all collide, splinter, and splatter in Vladimir Sorokin’s virtuosic Ice Trilogy, a crazed joyride via glossy occasions with the promise of a very astounding crash on the finish. And the reader, as longing for the redemptive repair of an outstanding tale because the youngsters are for the Primordial mild, has no selection other than to move alongside, stuck up in a super phantasm from which in simple terms phantasm escapes intact.
By James Lovegrove
A utopia, dropped at us by way of the Foreigners, inscrutable extraterrestrial beings who seemed among us from nowhere someday. A utopia that may finish whilst the Foreigners depart, which they're certain to if whoever is killing them can't be stopped. A utopia that's already fatally mistaken.
The saga relates the tale of 2 Icelandic poets Gunnlaugr ormstunga and Hrafn Önundarson, and their festival for the affection of Helga the reasonable, granddaughter of Egill Skallagrímsson. the tale opens with a prophetic dream of 2 eagles battling over a swan, prefiguring the affection triangle within the tale. The narrative then follows Gunnlaugr and is sympathetic in the direction of him because it describes his bold profession as a court docket poet throughout Scandinavia and the British Isles. He first competes with Hrafn in verse and later in conflict.
By Christian Jungersen
A riveting mental drama that demanding situations the best way we understand others—and our personal experience of self
Mia is a schoolteacher in Denmark. Her husband, Frederik, is the charismatic headmaster of a neighborhood inner most university. in the course of a holiday on Majorca, they observe mind tumor has began to switch Frederik's personality. As it turns into tougher and more durable for Mia to acknowledge him, she needs to guard herself and their teenage son from the unusual, blunted being who now inhabits her husband's body—and with whom she needs to percentage her domestic, her son, and her bed.
When hundreds of thousands of crowns cross lacking on the deepest tuition, Frederik is the most obvious wrongdoer, and Mia's deepest trouble fast attracts within the complete group. Frederick's new indifference and absence of inhibition rupture long-standing friendships, keeping apart Mia and making her query who Frederik particularly is. was once the tumor already affecting him in the course of the years that they had been so satisfied jointly? And does it excuse Frederik from fraud?
Mia enlists the assistance of a lawyer named Bernhard, whom she meets in a help workforce for spouses of individuals with mind injuries. As they organize Frederik's safeguard, the 2 of them wrestle with the most recent mind learn, the age-old query of free will—and their becoming charm to every other.
Jungersen's lithe prose and unexpected plot twists will continue readers hooked till the final web page.
By Hiroshi Sakurazaka
While the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is only one of many recruits shoved right into a go well with of conflict armor referred to as a Jacket and despatched out to kill. Keiji dies at the battlefield, simply to be reborn every one morning to struggle and die many times. On his 158th generation, he will get a message from a mysterious ally--the lady soldier often called the whole steel whinge. Is she the most important to Keiji's get away or his ultimate death?
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By May Sarton
The marriage of Ned Fraser, a Boston banker, and Anna Lindstrom, a singer close to repute, is a battlefield of opposing temperaments.
Emotional and forthright, Anna battles opposed to Ned's crippling reserve. within the conflict of those powerful personalities, may possibly Sarton explores the various ways in which women and men show either anger and love.
By Fern Michaels
Liked New York Times bestselling writer Fern Michaels crafts an unforgettable tale of lives attached and friendship kindled in an action-packed and gripping novel.
It's the main superb time of the yr. . .and for Heather Andrews, safeguard supervisor at Timberwoods Mall, surely the busiest. yet this Christmas, Heather has extra to deal with than frazzled mom and dad and disgruntled Santas. Angela Steinhart, a tender lady who designed the mall's remarkable vacation screens, has had a premonition that tragedy will strike on Christmas Eve. And Angela's visions have a behavior of coming actual.
Heather would really like to brush aside the caution as vacation pressure. however the extra she will get to understand the quiet, lonely Angela, the extra she trusts her. In Lex, her boss, Heather reveals an ally--and the glimmer of anything extra profound. and because the days count number down, it's going to take all of her wits, desire, and unflagging braveness to forestall somebody from destroying the season in a single cut up moment. . .