We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Publsiher: Worldbuilders Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781680680584
ISBN 13: 1680680587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) Book Review:

Bobiverse fans: a signed limited edition of all three books in a boxed set, signed by the author, is now available on Amazon. Look for The Bobiverse [Signed Limited Edition] on Amazon Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.

Beyond Heaven's River

Beyond Heaven's River
Author: Greg Bear
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1497608724
ISBN 13: 9781497608726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Heaven's River Book Review:

A Japanese WWII soldier finds himself on an alien world in this novel from the bestselling “master of the grand-scale SF novel” (Booklist). Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two lovebirds cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.

In Heaven's River

In Heaven's River
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780993198106
ISBN 13: 0993198104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Heaven's River Book Review:

All These Worlds

All These Worlds
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Publsiher: Worldbuilders Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781680680607
ISBN 13: 1680680609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All These Worlds Book Review:

Bobiverse fans: a signed limited edition of all three books in a boxed set, signed by the author, is now available on Amazon. Look for The Bobiverse [Signed Limited Edition] on Amazon Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper. Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of the younger copies are more concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others. Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source. A couple of eighth-generation Bobs have found something out in deep space. All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol - unless the Others arrive first.

The Last Human

The Last Human
Author: Zack Jordan
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 0451499832
ISBN 13: 9780451499837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Human Book Review:

The last human in the universe must battle unfathomable alien intelligences—and confront the truth about humanity—in this ambitious, galaxy-spanning debut “A good old-fashioned space opera in a thoroughly fresh package.”—Andy Weir, author of The Martian “Big ideas and believable science amid a roller-coaster ride of aliens, AI, superintelligence, and the future of humanity.”—Dennis E. Taylor, author of We Are Legion Most days, Sarya doesn’t feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. Most days, she’s got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again. And most days, she can almost accept that she’ll never know the truth—that she’ll never know why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist. Or whether she really is—impossibly—the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millennium ago. That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter and a miles-long kinetic projectile leaves her life and her perspective shattered. Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship—with the dubious assistance of a rebellious spacesuit, an android death enthusiast on his sixtieth lifetime, and a ball of fluff with an IQ in the thousands—Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth. What if humanity’s death and her own existence are simply two moves in a demented cosmic game, one played out by vast alien intellects? Stranger still, what if these mad gods are offering Sarya a seat at their table—and a second chance for humanity? The Last Human is a sneakily brilliant, gleefully oddball space-opera debut—a masterful play on perspective, intelligence, and free will, wrapped in a rollicking journey through a strange and crowded galaxy.

The Singularity Trap

The Singularity Trap
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Publsiher: Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 9781680680881
ISBN 13: 1680680889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singularity Trap Book Review:

"If it were up to one man and one man alone to protect the entire human race - would you want it to be a down-on-his luck asteroid miner? When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human." -Amazon

For We Are Many

For We Are Many
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Publsiher: Worldbuilders Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-18
ISBN 10: 9781680680591
ISBN 13: 1680680595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For We Are Many Book Review:

Bobiverse fans: a signed limited edition of all three books in a boxed set, signed by the author, is now available on Amazon. Look for The Bobiverse [Signed Limited Edition] on Amazon Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe. Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for 40 years now, looking for habitable planets. But that's the only part of the plan that's still in one piece. A system-wide war has killed off 99.9% of the human race; nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable; a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity; the Brazilian space probes are still out there, still trying to blow up the competition; And the Bobs have discovered a spacefaring species that sees all other life as food. Bob left Earth anticipating a life of exploration and blissful solitude. Instead he's become a sky god to a primitive native species, the only hope for getting humanity to a new home, and possibly the only thing that can prevent every living thing in the local sphere from ending up as dinner.

Outland

Outland
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-07
ISBN 10: 9781680681482
ISBN 13: 1680681486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outland Book Review:

When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, it's up to six college students and their experimental physics project to prevent the end of civilization.When an experiment to study quantum uncertainty goes spectacularly wrong, physics student Bill Rustad and his friends find that they have accidentally created an inter-dimensional portal. They connect to Outland-an alternate Earth with identical geology, but where humans never evolved.The group races to establish control of the portal before the government, the military, or evildoers can take it away.Then everything changes when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts in an explosion large enough to destroy civilization and kill half the planet. The team has just hours to get as many people as possible across to Outland before a lethal cloud of ash overwhelms them.Nothing has prepared the refugees for what they find-a world of few resources and unprecedented dangers. Somehow, they must learn to survive, because Outland may be not just a safe haven-it could be their new home.This 2019 edition has been substantially revised by the author.

Heaven's River

Heaven's River
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2017-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781534856721
ISBN 13: 1534856722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven's River Book Review:

This lap book for young children focuses on the beauty of heaven (not death) when a child is faced with the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet. Scriptures from the Bible verify the content and are listed at end of book.

Basho's Haiku

Basho's Haiku
Author: Matsuo Basho
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780791484654
ISBN 13: 0791484653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basho's Haiku Book Review:

A wonderful new translation of the poetry of Basho—Zen monk, poet of nature, and master of the haiku form.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1401388884
ISBN 13: 9781401388881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book Review:

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

World Engines: Destroyer

World Engines: Destroyer
Author: Stephen Baxter
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 1473223202
ISBN 13: 9781473223202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Engines: Destroyer Book Review:

Hundreds of years in the future, on a stagnating and almost empty Earth, a space shuttle pilot from the early days of the 21st century is awoken from the cryogenic sleep he entered after a devastating accident. As he comes to terms with this new world, he begins to realise that their history does not match what he remembers - and that only he may be able to stop the coming catastrophe destined to destroy the planet. Until he meets a young woman who seems to have a drive of her own, and a plan...

Under Heaven

Under Heaven
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2010-05-18
ISBN 10: 0143176757
ISBN 13: 9780143176756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Heaven Book Review:

Inspired by the glory of Tang Dynasty China in the eighth century, Guy Gavriel Kay melds history and the fantastic into something both powerful and emotionally compelling. Under Heaven is a novel on the grandest narrative scale, encompassing the intimate details of individual lives in an unforgettable time and place. Shen Tai is the son of a general who led the forces of imperial Kitai in that empire's last war against their western enemies from Tagur, twenty years before. Forty thousand men on both sides were slain beside a remote mountain lake. General Shen Gao himself has died recently. To honour his father's memory, Tai has spent two years of official mourning alone at the battle site among the ghosts of the dead, laying to rest their unburied bones. One spring morning, he learns that others have taken note of his vigil. The White Jade Princess in Tagur is pleased to present him with two hundred and fifty Sardian horses, given, she writes, in recognition of his courage, and honour done to the dead. You gave a man one of the famed Sardians to reward him greatly. You gave him four or five to exalt him above his fellows, and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal. Two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor. Tai starts east towards the glittering, dangerous imperial capital and gathers his wits for a return from solitude by a mountain lake to his own forever-altered life.

Heaven Eyes

Heaven Eyes
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 1444921053
ISBN 13: 9781444921052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven Eyes Book Review:

Erin, January and Mouse live in a children's home, Whitegates. They often dream of escape, and frequently journey into the outside world. Running away is something they know all about. But this time January builds a raft, and the three of them head precariously down river. Towards the Black Middens. This time they might never come back. When they stumble across a disused factory and its strange inhabitants - Grampa and Heaven Eyes - they wonder if they'll even have the choice. Heaven Eyes is the girl who should have drowned at sea. The mysterious girl desperately searching for her family, hoping that these three might be the family she has lost. She has a secret history only Grampa knows. And does he trust these three invaders enough to tell them? Erin feels a sisterly responsibility for Heaven Eyes, Mouse longs to belong anywhere and anyhow, but January thinks Grampa's a murderer. Whatever happens, all three have a part to play. . . A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

The Lathe Of Heaven

The Lathe Of Heaven
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1416556966
ISBN 13: 9781416556961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lathe Of Heaven Book Review:

George Orr discovers that his dreams possess the remarkable ability to change the world, and when he falls into the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist, he counters by dreaming up a perfect world that can overcome his nightmares, in a new edition of the classic science fiction novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Prador Moon

Prador Moon
Author: Neal Asher
Publsiher: Start Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2013-07-22
ISBN 10: 1627933107
ISBN 13: 9781627933100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prador Moon Book Review:

Neal Asher takes on first contact, Polity style. This original novel recounts the first contact between the aggressive Prador aliens, and the Polity Collective as it is forced to retool its society to a war footing. The overwhelming brute force of the Prador dreadnaughts causes several worlds and space stations to be overrun. Prador Moon follows the initial Polity defeats, to the first draws, and culminates in what might be the first Polity victory, told from the point of view of two unlikely heroes. For the first time in the US in eBook format.

River of Heaven

River of Heaven
Author: Lee Martin
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 0307381250
ISBN 13: 9780307381255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River of Heaven Book Review:

Past and present collide in Martin's highly anticipated story of a man, his brother, and the dark secret that both connects and divides them.

The Drowning Game

The Drowning Game
Author: LS Hawker
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 0062435175
ISBN 13: 9780062435170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drowning Game Book Review:

They said she was armed. They said she was dangerous. They were right. Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and now, for the first time ever, she is free. Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape—by whatever means necessary. But when Petty learns the truth behind her father's madness—and her own family—the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined. On the road and in over her head, Petty's fight for her life has just begun. Fans of female-powered thrillers will love debut author LS Hawker and her suspenseful tale of a young woman on the run for her future…and from the nightmares of her past.

Meeting Luciano

Meeting Luciano
Author: Anna Esaki-Smith
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1999-04-01
ISBN 10: 1565127757
ISBN 13: 9781565127753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting Luciano Book Review:

A “funny [and] enchanting” novel about a Japanese-American mother and daughter—and a legendary Italian tenor (The New Yorker). Hanako Shimoda, recently divorced, is fixated on Luciano Pavarotti—and convinced that he will accept her invitation to dinner at her Westchester County home. And to prepare for the opera star’s upcoming visit, she’s hired a contractor to renovate the kitchen. Hanako’s daughter, Emily, a fully assimilated American, is in a holding pattern at the moment. With no real career plan after college, she has gone back to work at her old summer job—waiting tables at the local Japanese steakhouse. Even worse than wearing a fake kimono and obi is that she’s living at home with her mother. At first, her mom seems pretty much her old self: still reliving her Japanese childhood; still affecting the airs of a European sophisticate; still brewing espresso, cooking Italian, and singing arias from Rigoletto while she cleans; still idolizing Luciano Pavarotti. But once Hanako hires the handsome Alex, Emily begins to worry. The Greek-American contractor seems to be getting very cozy with her mother, and the once-harmless Pavarotti obsession seems to have turned into full-blown delusion. Emily may have to step in to rescue her lonely mom before she completely loses it—but along the way, she may find that she’s been kidding herself about a few things, too . . . “Though humorously drawn, Esaki-Smith’s novel never ridicules her slightly eccentric characters, presenting all their deliciously human faults and foibles in a warmly sympathetic manner.” —Booklist “[A] polished, gentle first novel . . . [Emily’s] fraught relationship with her mother is heartfelt and complicated.” —Publishers Weekly “Sublime . . . Like the steakhouse where Emily works, which was built without a single nail, Esaki-Smith’s first novel is a precisely constructed work of art, and your pleasure in discovering its multiple layers will have you singing her praises.” —Newsday

The Light Theatre Opened to Universe (II)

The Light Theatre Opened to Universe (II)
Author: Kazuo Ueno
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2013-10-25
ISBN 10: 1483663930
ISBN 13: 9781483663937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light Theatre Opened to Universe (II) Book Review:

How 17th Century Dutch Painter Johannes Vermeer's idea was ifluenced from Christian Huygens? Perhaps in the sense of subconsciousness and eventually how it was realized by the method so called "Mitate" (look alike) in his painting as Heaven & Earth correspondence. His painting represents "Universe" itself.