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Thrown Under The Omnibus

Author : P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN : 9780802191403
Genre : Humor
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P.J. O’Rourke has had a prolific career as one of America’s most celebrated humorists. But that career almost didn’t happen. As he tells it, “I began to write for pay in the spring of 1970. To tell the truth I didn’t even mean to be a writer, I meant to be a race car driver, but I didn’t have a race car.” Fortunately for us, he had to settle for writing. From his early pieces for the National Lampoon, through his classic reporting as Rolling Stone’s International Affairs editor in the 80s and 90s, and his brilliant, inimitable political journalism and analysis, P.J. has been entertaining and provoking readers with high octane prose, a gonzo Republican attitude and a rare ability to make you laugh out loud. Chris Buckley once described his work as “S.J. Perlman on acid” and when Penguin first published its Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations PJ had more entries than any living writer. For the first time Thrown Under the Omnibus brings together his funniest, most outrageous, most controversial and most loved pieces in the definitive P.J. reader. Handpicked and introduced by the humorist himself, Thrown Under the Omnibus is the essential P.J. O’Rourke anthology.

We Were Gods Omnibus Edition

Author : Alex Feinman
ISBN : 9781312798700
Genre : Fiction
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Don Lucas Ferez, captain of the Border Guard, is tasked with keeping the ancient evils out of the peaceful South. When the Four Old Gods reappear, and slaughter his companion, he is first to sound the alarm. In the real world, Luke Green is at his wit's end. The Four are the main programmers of the world spanning game Luke helped create-and they've found a way to subvert the players rich enough to have an interface implanted in their skulls. Things get real very fast for Luke. He must confront the collision of in-Game politics and real world criminal activity. Entanglements continue as he meets Toni, a hacker in her own right. With her help they take a good look at his relationships, past and present, and start to figure out who they are, and who they want to be. Assuming they survive.

Thrown Away Omnibus Edition

Author : Glynn James
ISBN : 1521464308
Genre : Fiction
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The Omnibus edition of the seven-part Post-apocalyptic Saga. Long after the world has died, one man goes on a journey to save a single soul, and ends up changing the lives of countless others. For Jack Avery, living among the ruins of the outer zone and scavenging to survive is not the worst of nightmares. Something haunts him far more than any hunter patrol. In one short moment, two years before, something happened that changed him. This story is about his journey through the apocalypse, but also through his own regrets and doubts. Are there second chances? Can Jack find the answer to his torment among the shattered ruins of the past?

To Save A World Darkover Omnibus 7

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN : 9781101663134
Genre : Fiction
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An omnibus volume of two of Marion Zimmer Bradley's classic, long-unavailable Darkover novels, including the first Darkover novel ever written! To Save a World includes The World Wreckers and the Planet Savers, plus the short story "The Waterfall." The Planet Savers: Originally published in Amazing Stories in December 1958, The Planet Savers was the very firs Darkover novel to see print. It was here readers were first introduced to the now legendary world of Cottman IV, at a time when the Terrans are desperately seeking a cure to a disease of epidemic proportions that threatens the lives of Terrans and Darkovans alike. For every forty-eight years, Trailmen’s fever, a childhood illness among this native and venerable race, becomes pandemic, decimating the human population of this rustic planet. Now, one brave Terran doctor must join a Darkovan expedition into the wild mountainous terrain of the Trailmen in a desperate attempt to create a vaccine and eradicate this terrible plague once and for all. The World Wreckers: Planetary Investments Unlimited—that was the company’s official name, but unofficially it was known as Worldwreckers, Inc. For a fee, its agent would infiltrate any world unwilling to give up its independence, and do enough damage that the natives would be forced to allow Terran investors to step in and salvage their planet. And now, once again, its agents were at work. In the 78 years since the planet Cottman IV—called Darkover by its natives—was rediscovered by the Terran Empire, all efforts to colonize and industrialize this exotic world had failed. And the person in charge of Worldwreckers, Inc.—a centuries-old being who appeared to be a woman—had decided to take on this particular assignment herself. After all, she had special insight into this world, for long ago—lifetimes ago—she had called Darkover home….

The Frostblood Saga Omnibus

Author : Elly Blake
ISBN : 9780316706445
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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This digital edition of Elly Blake's New York Times bestselling Frostblood Saga includes Frostblood, Fireblood, and Nightblood. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge. Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating -- yet irresistible -- Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king's tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her -- and from the icy young man she has come to love. Beautifully written with an unforgettable cast of characters, The Frostblood Saga is an unputdownable fantasy series for fans of the Shadow and Bone trilogy and Red Queen.

Empath Chronicles Series Omnibus

Author : S.A. Fenech
ISBN : 9780648708049
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Emotions are powerful. A group of empathic teenagers discover they can do more than just sense emotions. They can absorb them to gain superpowers. Supernatural strength, speed, healing, and more … driven by hate, fear, and love. Olivia and her friends soon find themselves in a world of dangerous con-artists, shadowy soul-sucking villains, and secret organisations. When the strongest are those with the most ability to feel, can one heart be large enough to triumph over evil? If you like non-stop action, super-charged romance, and inspiring heroism, then you'll love this tale of young adult superheroes. This omnibus contains the complete Empath Chronicles trilogy from award-winning author Selina Fenech- Book 1 - Emotionally Charged Book 2 - Emotionally Unstable Book 3 - Emotionally Powerful Grab your copy and join the world of the Empaths today.

Frank Herbert Sf Gateway Omnibus

Author : Frank Herbert
ISBN : 9781473201736
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 55. 41 MB
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From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to one of the giants of 20th century science fiction: Frank Herbert. Although best known for his award-winning Dune, Herbert's other work is equally ambitious and accomplished. This omnibus contains three novels spanning some 20 years of Herbert's career: The Dragon in the Sea, The Santaroga Barrier and The Dosadi Experiment. THE DRAGON IN THE SEA In the endless war between East and West, oil has become the ultimate prize. Nuclear-powered subtugs brave enemy waters to tap into hidden oil reserves. Psychologist John Ramsay has gone undercover aboard a Hell Diver subtug where, hunted relentlessly by the enemy, the crew find themselves isolated in a claustrophobic undersea prison, struggling for survival against the elements . . . and themselves. THE SANTAROGA BARRIER Santaroga seemed to be nothing more than a prosperous farm community. But there was something . . . different . . . about Santaroga. Maybe Santaroga was the last outpost of American individualism. Maybe they were just a bunch of religious kooks . . . Or maybe there was something extraordinary at work in Santaroga. Something far more disturbing than anyone could imagine. THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war - this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for Vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that created them . . .

The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Omnibus 2

Author : Charlaine Harris
ISBN : 9780575096516
Genre : Fiction
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The second omnibus edition of Roe Teagarden's adventures, from the bestselling author of the True Blood novels! Lawrenceton, Georgia, was once a small town; now many people see it only as a growing suburb of Atlanta - but it's still a small town at heart, where people wander in and out of each other's homes, and everybody knows everybody's business. Librarian Aurora Teagarden - Roe to her friends - grew up there, and she should know. She's always been interested in the darker side of human nature, ever since her True Crime book club led to a real murder ... This omnibus edition contains the last four novels: Dead Over Heals (book 5); A Fool and his Honey (book 6); Last Scene Alive (book 7); Poppy Done to Death (book 8).

The Swordhand Omnibus 2 In 1

Author : Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN : 9781444012552
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The prize-winning vampire novel MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING and its companion THE KISS OF DEATH in an omnibus edition. In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter, Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in the inhospitable village of Chust and settle there as woodcutters. When a band of gypsies comes to the village, Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia. And, intoxicated by their love of life, he is drawn into their deadly quest. For these travellers are Vampire Slayers and Chust is a community to which the dead return to wreak revenge on the living. Years on, and Peter is still on the trail of the Shadow Queen. His search leads him to Venice, a city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. The Shadow Queen is there, gathering strength, recruiting a new army of the Undead for a final confrontation. Hers is the kiss of death.

George Cruikshank S Omnibus

Author : George Cruikshank
ISBN : NYPL:33433074931407
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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