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A Maze Of Death

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780544018495
Genre : Fiction
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A sci-fi murder mystery set on a mysterious planet, with a twist ending that leaves the reader wondering just what they’ve been witnessing the whole time. Delmak-O is a dangerous planet. Though there are only fourteen citizens, no one can trust anyone else and death can strike at any moment. The planet is vast and largely unexplored, populated mostly by gelatinous cube-shaped beings that give cryptic advice in the form of anagrams. Deities can be spoken to directly via a series of prayer amplifiers and transmitters, but they may not be happy about it. And the mysterious building in the distance draws all the colonists to it, but when they get there each sees a different motto on the front. The mystery of this structure and the secrets contained within drive this mind-bending novel.
Category: Fiction

Hit The Skies

Author : Joe Seegitz
ISBN : 0595489877
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In another world, Rainbow Alchemists rule the skies. They are sorcerers of a sort who create powerful reactions by extracting sleeping energy from their staffs or from within their own bodies. Ruby Majis, a twelve-year-old girl, is just learning all that being a Rainbow Alchemist entails, but she is an eager learner. After all, for the past six years, she has dreamed of becoming an esteemed warrior and following in the footsteps of her older brother, Chance. But now her older brother has disappeared, and Ruby feels compelled to find him. The first step in her journey begins when she meets Artemus Torque, a master of Rainbow Alchemy who becomes her instructor. But then Ruby finds the Red Piece, a portion of the most powerful weapon ever created. When they realize what she has found, Ruby's companions band together to find the weapon's missing pieces. The fate of Ruby's brother-and the world-may depend on who can wield this new, powerful wonder.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Search For Philip K Dick

Author : Anne R Dick
ISBN : 9781616960377
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year marriage to the woman he described as “the love of his life” and his intellectual equal was full of passion—the meeting of soul mates. But behind the façade of an untroubled life was a man struggling with his demons, unable to trust anyone, and reliant upon his charm to navigate his increasingly dark reality and descent into drugs and madness. Exposing personal details of their married life as well as the ways he continued to haunt her even after their relationship collapsed, Anne Dick provides thorough research combined with personal memories of this mysterious man.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dreams And Dead Ends

Author : Jack Shadoian
ISBN : 0198032633
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dreams and Dead Ends provides a compelling history of the twentieth-century American gangster film. Beginning with Little Caesar (1930) and ending with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995), Jack Shadoian adroitly analyzes twenty notable examples of the crime film genre. Moving chronologically through nearly seven decades, this volume offers illuminating readings of a select group of the classic films--including The Public Enemy, D.O.A., Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather--that best define and represent each period in the development of the American crime film. Richly illustrated with more than seventy film stills, Dreams and Dead Ends details the evolution of the genre through insightful and precise considerations of cinematography, characterization, and narrative style. This updated edition includes new readings of three additional movies--Once Upon a Time in America, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, and Criss Cross--and brings this clear and lively discussion of the history of the gangster film to the end of the twentieth century.
Category: Performing Arts

The Death Maze

Author : Richard Parnes
ISBN : 9781631355387
Genre : Fiction
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What could surviving over two millennia do to a monster that first lived in ancient Egypt, then called Nubia? The 2500-hundred-year-old monster named Apep lives in the sixth dimension. Unaware that an interdimensional portal exists, award-winning scientist Dan Adams falls into the sixth dimension while developing an energy efficient device and must now find a way back through the portal. He is trapped in The Death Maze devised by Apep. The two women in Dan’s life vie not only for his love, but to bring him back, while Dan’s close friend, the chief of police, vows to keep the story out of the headlines. Does faith have anything to do with science? Can man survive without both? The answer lies in The Death Maze, the first in a series focusing on a parallel dimension where God and man are interconnected for all eternity. “Richard Parnes, in his first published novel, has created a chilling, eerie story that keeps you engrossed from the first page to the last. At the risk of a SPOILER, the ending definitely leaves room for a sequel. Excellent first effort!” – Amazon reviewer “The book is quite entertaining if you are science fiction fan that embraces spiritualism. This book will definitely entertain you; the book will arouse your intellect and spirituality.” – Amazon reviewer
Category: Fiction

The Death Cure Maze Runner Book Three

Author : James Dashner
ISBN : 9780375896125
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Don’t miss book three in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, now a major motion picture starring Dylan O’Brien! WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say. Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. The time for lies is over. The first two books, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, are also #1 worldwide blockbuster movies featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster! Also look for The Fever Code, the much-buzzed-about series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built, and James Dashner's other bestselling series, the Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives. Praise for James Dashner and the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” —EW.com “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced . . . but smart and well observed.” —Newsday “[A] nail-biting must-read.” —Seventeen.com “Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly “Heart-pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews “Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times “Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Maze

Author : Catherine Coulter
ISBN : 0515122491
Genre : Fiction
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FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich teams up with new agent Lacey Sherlock in a case that leads them back to the murder of Sherlock's sister seven years ago-and put both their lives on the line.
Category: Fiction

Maze Runner The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude

Author : Jackson Lanzing
ISBN : 9781613984970
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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They used to live and die by the Maze, a seemingly endless labyrinth of deathtraps that kept the Gladers prisoner and in fear. But the day Thomas arrived, he motivated them all to push back...and escape. But what they discovered was far worse than any maze'a world scorched by disease and controlled by the oppressive organization, Wicked. Thomas, Aided by a band of rebels, now readies to take the fight right to Wicked's doorstep in the hope of finding a cure for the plague that's ravaging mankind. This all-new, authorized graphic novel bridges the gap between the second and third installments (Scorch Trials, The Death Cure) of the hit film franchise, The Maze Runner.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Maze Of Cadiz

Author : Aly Monroe
ISBN : 9781848544437
Genre : Fiction
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'Atmospheric and surprising' The Sunday Times 'Cotton's investigating is clever and fascinating' Guardian Book 1 in the Peter Cotton spy thriller series, for fans of John le Carré and Robert Harris. Spain, September 1944. The war in Europe is drawing to a close; formerly neutral Franco is edging closer to the Allies. Peter Cotton, a young Intelligence officer, is sent to investigate the activities. On his arrival, Cotton learns that a fellow British agent, May, has been found dead. May had spent much of the war in the remote outpost of Cadiz, monitoring the Spanish smuggling of raw materials to aid the Axis war efforts. But in the months leading up to his death he had severed all contacts with his London controllers. Cotton travels to Cadiz where he must work with sinister local police inspector Ramirez to investigate May's death. But they are not the only ones with an interest in May. Cadiz is a hotbed of rumours and shifting political alliances. And what Cotton discovers amid the stifling heat and dust could just tilt the emerging balance of post-war power. The Peter Cotton spy thriller series: Book 1: The Maze of Cadiz Book 2: Washington Shadow Book 3: Icelight Book 2: Black Bear Short story: Redeemable
Category: Fiction

Maze Runner 3 The Death Cure

Author : James Dashner
ISBN : 9781908435354
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Trials are over. WICKED have collected all the information they can. Now it's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. But something has happened that no-one at WICKED has foreseen: Thomas has remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can't be trusted ... The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With the Gladers divided, can they all make it?
Category: Juvenile Fiction