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Way Station

Author : Clifford D. Simak
ISBN : 9781504013185
Genre : Fiction
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An ageless hermit runs a secret way station for alien visitors in the Wisconsin woods in this Hugo Award–winning science fiction classic Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that “to read science-fiction is to read Simak.”

The Waystation

Author : Laurie Jameson
ISBN : 0998059609
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Welcome to the Waystation, a place where time has no meaning. Consider this your first stop after exiting your life. Everyone passes through on their way to one place or the other (if you know what I mean). People die every day. They choose a life of crime, love the wrong person, see things they shouldn't, or maybe they simply grow old. There's no escaping it. Death comes to us all eventually, so there's no point in running. But be encouraged; death is not the end. Behind every death there's a story of life, love, and sometimes tragedy. I'd like you to meet Cara, Rachel, Tony, Marco, Sarah, Samuel, Loreli and Wren...this is their story. Come on in and I'll tell you all about them. Sit down and have a piece of pecan pie and a cup of coffee, or maybe a glass of sweet tea. We've got sandwiches if you're hungry. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, just ignore that nasty smelling mist you see creeping along the ground. And don't worry about the screams, they're not here for you. In a cross between hard crime fiction and a spiritual parable, The Waystation takes you on an odyssey from the darkness of this world, to the serenity of the afterlife. It carries you from the ugliness of the drug business, racism, abuse, and murder, to the joy that comes when all that ceases to matter. Existing as a stopping point on the journey between life and death, the Waystation is a place to rest and prepare for your real life to begin.

Gene Roddenberry S Andromeda Waystation

Author : Steven E. McDonald
ISBN : 1429977701
Genre : Fiction
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The Andromeda Ascendant is the last surviving ship of the long-dead Systems Commonwealth interstellar empire. It's captain, Dylan Hunt, with the crew of the Eureka Maru, has been trying to contact outlying planets who might rejoin the revived Commonwealth. But one such planet responds to the Andromeda's friendly advances with an all-out attack that cripples the Andromeda. Fleeing on the limited power that the ship can muster, Hunt, Beka Valentine and the rest of the crew seek a resupply depot, but none is near enough for them to reach before repairs, except for an abandoned station, uninhabited since the collapse of the empire. When Hunt, systems analyst Seamus Harper, and Andromeda's AI Rommie get into the station, they find it's not quite uninhabited. Strange presences assail them. Something very dark, evil, and entirely unknown. And while they try to get what they need without being killed by whatever is lurking on the station, something is attacking the Andromeda itself. There's plenty of action and suspense before this routine resupply mission can be finished . . . if it can be finished. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Way Station

Author : Liane Ellison Norman
ISBN : 1635340942
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A way station is a resting place on a long journey. The poems of Way Station constitute a meditation on aging, the transformation from youth to middle to old age, the way each stage of life incorproates, reflects on and shapes what's to come. Liane Ellison Norman incorpoates in her poetry lively accounts of all of these parts of a varied and adventurous life on several continents, paying attention to the worlds she has inhabited, which include living on several continents, engagement with family and the social issues that have informed--continue to inform--her growth. Pervading her poetry is a love of language and its mysterious ability to bring people of all sorts together.

Dark Tower The Gunslinger

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ISBN : 078514935X
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Roland's pursuit of the elusive Man in Black across the endless Mohaine desert becomes even more treacherous when he is attacked by a ravenous pack of desert dogs and vampiric dust devils when he is at his weakest! It's a new chapter in the life of the last gunslinger of Gilead as he struggles to remain alive and achieve his destiny! Don't miss the wonders of: the Way Station! COLLECTING: DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE WAY STATION 1-5

The Curse Of Gurs

Author : Werner L. Frank
ISBN : 147761544X
Genre : History
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Gauleiters Robert Wagner and Joseph Buerckel, the German administrative heads of the States of Baden and the Pfalz/Saar, sought to be the first to make their territories Judenrein (free of Jews). They engineered a massive westward expulsion of over 6,500 Jews to Camp de Gurs, located in unoccupied Vichy France. The event became known as the Wagner-Buerckel Aktion and was offered by the Gauleiters as their gift to the Fuehrer in October 1940. The relocation of Jews to the Gurs internment camp became an intermediate step when the infamous ?Final Solution? was pronounced at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942. This Nazi annihilation program triggered yet a second round of transports that would move the incarcerated Jews from Gurs to the Parisian suburb of Drancy, an assembly point where the victims faced a final deportation to the death camp of Auschwitz. The story of this little known tragedy is told by the author who delves into the background of the historical events that led to the Aktion. He recounts the impact of this cataclysm on the area surrounding his boyhood residence in Germany and relates the tribulations and ultimate fate encountered by nearly seven-hundred members of his widely located family in the State of Baden.

Way Station

Author : Mary Elizabeth Counselman
ISBN : 9781682999417
Genre : Fiction
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Two honeymooners desperate for shelter find themselves in quite a sticky situation.

The Cocktail Guide To The Galaxy

Author : Andy Heidel
ISBN : 9781250121219
Genre : Cooking
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Nerds unite! For the first time ever comes a book that unites two of the best things in the world: nerd culture, and booze. Because if anything is true, it’s that nerds are awesome, and many of us like to throw back an adult beverage or two while re-watching Firefly for the seventeenth time. The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy has something for all fans, from Agents of Shield to X-Men. With over a hundred delicious and easy-to-make recipes, this is going to be THE go-to book for anyone who loves nerdy pop culture (and drinking). All of the cocktails are created and field tested by the owner of The Way Station, everyone’s favorite Doctor Who themed bar, so you can be assured that these drinks will quench whatever thirst you’ve got. Cocktails include: the George R. R. Martini; the Mai Tai Fighter; Blade Rummer; the Felicia Laundry Day; the Flux Incapacitator; Close Encounters of the Third Lime; Cognac the Barbarian; the Sonic Screwdriver; Beer is the Mind Killer; the Shirley Temple of Doom; the Well Wheaton; Klingon Bloodwine; and The Vermouth is Out There.

Way Station

Author : Clifford Donald Simak
ISBN : OCLC:521042283
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Leaving The Atocha Station

Author : Ben Lerner
ISBN : 9781566892926
Genre : Fiction
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Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. What is actual when our experiences are mediated by language, technology, medication, and the arts? Is poetry an essential art form, or merely a screen for the reader's projections? Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's "research" becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond: are his relationships with the people he meets in Spain as fraudulent as he fears his poems are? A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by? In prose that veers between the comic and tragic, the self-contemptuous and the inspired, Leaving the Atocha Station is a portrait of the artist as a young man in an age of Google searches, pharmaceuticals, and spectacle. Born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1979, Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Northern California Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the recipient of a 2010-2011 Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie. Leaving the Atocha Station is his first novel.

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