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Fervono i preparativi all’abbazia benedettina di Shrewsbury, in un soleggiato ottobre del 1139, per le nozze di Huon de Domville, maturo barone normanno, e Iveta de Massard, giovanissima ereditiera. Dietro il fasto della cerimonia si nasconde però l’odiosa realtà di un matrimonio d’interesse. A trasformare il dramma di una giovane innocente in un sanguinoso mistero, giunge la notizia dell’uccisione del futuro sposo, cui farà seguito un altro, più efferato delitto. E tempo per fratello Cadfael, una volta valoroso crociato, adesso monaco erborista dalle mille risorse, di lasciare le tisane e i decotti e di trasformarsi nel più astuto detective che le cronache medievali ricordino.
The war with the Arduans—profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships—is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation.However, many among the Arduans’ warrior caste have neither accepted defeat, nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus— Amunsit—is in firm control of the Zarzuela system. Along with a fifth column among the peaceable Arduans, she hopes to find allies in subsequent refugee fleets that abandoned their race’s now-dead home system long ago.B
Why Did the FBI Want "Deadline" Censored? Author Cleve Cartmill, editor John W. Campbell, publisher’s Street & Smith, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Sprague de Camp were only some of those who came under government investigation after government officials learned of the contents of what was to become science fiction’s most controversial brainchild? Why? You will discover the startling answers in Jean Marie Stine’s amazing introduction to this first-ever collection of Golden Age author, Cartmill’s work.
Diamonds have been discovered on Mars. After years of neglect to space programs around the world, a ruthless corporation has made it to the Red Planet first, establishing their own mining operation with its own rules and laws, its own class system, and little oversight from Earth. Conditions are harsh, but its people have learned how to make the Martian colony home. But something has gone catastrophically wrong on Earth. As the colony leaders try to cover it up, hacker Leah Hartnup is getting suspicious.
Nothing Can Prepare You. . .It strikes without warning. A massive geomagnetic solar storm that destroys every power grid in the northern hemisphere. North America is without lights, electricity, phones, and navigation systems. In one week, the human race is flung back to the Dark Ages. Nothing Can Save You. . .In Boulder, Colorado, weather technicians watch in horror as civilization collapses around them. Planes are falling out of the skies. Cars are dead. Pandemonium and terror grip the Northern Hemisphere.
In his acclaimed novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the twentieth century, from the forces that set World War I in motion to the rise of fascism in the decades that followed. Now, this masterly storyteller turns his eyes to the aftermath of World War II and asks: In an era of nuclear posturing, what if the Cold War had suddenly turned hot? Bombs Away begins with President Harry Truman in desperate consultation with General Douglas MacArthur, whose control of the ground war in Korea has slipped disastrously away.
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