Damian Mackeths; a handsome business owner and certified genius. Oh, he’s a billionaire. As founder and owner of Future Tech Corp, he has everything one could ask for; money, fame, luxury houses, cars and hot rods, and the best electronics money could buy.
What doesn't he have? Someone to share it with.
Enter Tristiana, or ‘Trish’ Romans. His assistant of several years, who also happens to be easy on the eyes and holds similar interests; computers and cars. She runs a good portion of Future Tech daily operations. And unfortunately for Damian, he's developed a thing for her. The question that lingers in his mind; does he take the leap?
As Damian works through his interests, a new generation of young adults is emerging. Among them is Trinity, of whom is the daughter of a highly prestigious woman who expects nothing less than the absolute best. Will Trinity be able to rise to the occasion?
Damian and Trinity’s paths collide when an ancient evil is brought back from the grave. It’s s so horrendous that it makes the modern day terror war look like child’s play.
If the powers that be cannot come together, civilized life would be destroyed.
~ Age: 17+ ~
It is the late twenty-first century, and Momo is the most celebrated dermal care technician in all of T City. Humanity has migrated to domes at the bottom of the sea to escape devastating climate change. The world is dominated by powerful media conglomerates and runs on exploited cyborg labor. Momo prefers to keep to herself, and anyway she’s too busy for other relationships: her clients include some of the city’s best-known media personalities. But after meeting her estranged mother, she begins to explore her true identity, a journey that leads to questioning the bounds of gender, memory, self, and reality.First published in Taiwan in 1995, The Membranes is a classic of queer speculative fiction in Chinese. Chi Ta-wei weaves dystopian tropes—heirloom animals, radiation-proof combat drones, sinister surveillance technologies—into a sensitive portrait of one young woman’s quest for self-understanding. Predicting everything from fitness tracking to social media saturation, this visionary and sublime novel stands out for its queer and trans themes. The Membranes reveals the diversity and originality of contemporary speculative fiction in Chinese, exploring gender and sexuality, technological domination, and regimes of capital, all while applying an unflinching self-reflexivity to the reader’s own role. Ari Larissa Heinrich’s translation brings Chi’s hybrid punk sensibility to all readers interested in books that test the limits of where speculative fiction can go.
When the last of members of a secretive Druid cult are forced to abandon their hidden sanctuary, they send the youngest of their remaining priests in search of Annwr, their chief priestess’s sister, who was abducted by a Saxon war band fifteen years ago. With only a rudimentary grasp of English and the ambiguous guidance of an oracle’s prophecy, Caelym manages to find Annwr living in a hut on the grounds of a Christian convent. Annwr has spent her years of captivity caring for the timid Aleswina, an orphaned Saxon princess who was consigned to the cloistered convent by her cousin, King Gilberth, after he assumed her father’s throne. Just as Caelym and Annwr are about leave together, Aleswina learns that Gilberth, a tyrant known for his cruelty and vicious temper, means to take her out of the convent and marry her. Terrified, she flees with the two Druids—beginning a heart-pounding adventure that unfolds in ways none of them could have anticipated.
2052 is humanity's last year on Earth. Catastrophic disasters are tearing away at our world's infrastructure. Time is scarce. Freedom is delicate. The privileged few will be saved... The unlucky will be left behind. Allister Adams is a genetically advanced Evolutionary, and besides that, he's like most of the Omega Generation-unlucky, forgotten-waiting aimlessly for the Apocalypse Countdown clock of days, hours, and minutes to finally hit zero.
Until the clock strikes Day 215.
Allister unknowingly charges into a conflict older than he is-a cold war for salvation between two rival organizations: a government-sanctioned task force of Evolutionaries and a group of radical, stateless Evolutionaries, both in violent pursuit of the one thing that promises humanity's survival.
As Allister goes head-to-head with Evolutionaries on both sides, he must unravel the mysteries surrounding their key to survival, and master his power to retrieve it before the destruction they're trying to stop arrives.
Our journey begins with... The Arrival...
Chase Cross, "detective" ordinaire, rolls into town behind the wheel of an old woody station wagon. When he careens into the Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, he grabs Mio, Michigan's attention, especially that of Sheriff Grace. Luckily, his poor driving retrieves the recently deceased bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Stillman from the apex of the shrine. Now, Chase must help Mio solve the murders and put itself back together. First he needs to convince the Sheriff to let him out of jail.
Meanwhile, the Devil and Death arrive for their honeymoon, bringing with them a slew of strange, pseudo-biblical occurrences: water to booze, plagues of Ford Focuses, and cupboards filled with rice to name a few. Some will call it spontaneous omening; others will call it young love.
Chase Cross is not alone. He has Bob, a cast of nocturnal statues, an angsty Jesus, and God, herself. Even with the cards stacked in his favor, the blundering "detective" might still manage to muck things up.
What value do YOU place on friendship?
Heartbroken, Cam embarks on a voyage to seek answers. Will the journey answer his burning questions? Or will he learn more than he bargained for? His journey presents both challenges and opportunities as he builds new friendships along the way, as well as reuniting with old acquaintances. Just as Cam and Freyja's life comes full circle, their friends and community are threatened, forcing them to defend those they love.
In this third instalment of the Antipodes series, friendships are tested when the survivors learn the horrifying truth about why they were chosen. Which friendships will survive?
How do you stop being a thief? Zizy assumed quitting her job, stealing from her boss, and flitting magically across the continent was one way to give it a go.
Getting in and out of sticky situations is her specialty. A little spellwork here, a little deception there and she's home free. But even a quick-fingered, fast-talking, charming gnome can find danger . . . even if she does have the skills to keep herself from getting killed.
Pressed into a mission she can't say no to, Zizy feels desperate, out of place, and as lonely as before. But when she meets a charming book hoarder with bold curiosity, Zizy can't help but want to bring her along on this one last job. She'll just hide her past, her present, and the complicated info about herself. What could go wrong?
Either she finishes the job and protects those she loves, or it all falls apart. Is this journey the final key to unlock a new path or just another sticky situation she has to run from? She'll use every tool she's got to get what she wants.
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