Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race´s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew ´´Ender´´ Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn´t make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender´s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender´s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender´s Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Alex Award Winner: 2018 Locus Award One of the Verge´s Best Books of 2017 A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red , a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence. ´´As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure.´´ In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn´t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ´droid - a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as ´´Murderbot.´´ Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it´s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth. At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Carl Fischer Music has combined all elements of Clayton Cameron´s Brushworks method into one package, containing the entire contents of the Brushworks Book/CD (DRM105 and DRM105CD) and the Brushworks DVD (DVD17), winner of the 2007 Modern Drummer Magazine Poll. Brushworks is the first publication to ever devise a system of notation for brushstrokes and brush effects within traditional percussion methods, created by THE Brushman, Clayton Cameron, who has performed, recorded and toured behind artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, and Christina Aguilera. Brushworks gives players of all levels the opportunity to form not only an aural connection to the materials in the book via the CD included, but also to see every stroke and technique while bringing the concepts to life via the DVD included.
Winner: 2017 Hugo Award Winner: 2017 Alex Award Winner: 2017 Locus Award Winner: 2016 Nebula Award Nominated: 2017 World Fantasy Award Nominated: 2017 British Fantasy Award 2016 Tiptree Honor List ´´A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy - a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll´s and C. S. Lewis´ classics´´ -NPR Eleanor West´s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she´s back. The things she´s experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West´s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy´s arrival marks a change at the Home. There´s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it´s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost. The Wayward Children Series Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky Book 4: In an Absent Dream PRAISE FOR EVERY HEART A DOORWAY ´´Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around, and with this novella we can easily see that her heart is as big as her brain. We know this story isn´t true, but it is truth.´´ - Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (TV´s True Blood ) ´´ Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire is one of the most extraordinary stories I´ve ever read.´´ - V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of A Gathering of Shadows ´´Seanan McGuire once again demonstrates her intimate knowledge of the human heart in a powerful fable of loss, yearning and damaged children.´´ - Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and Witches of Lychford ´´So mindblowingly good, it hurts.´´ - io9 ´´With Every Heart a Doorway , McGuire has created her own mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy - a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll´s and C. S. Lewis´ classics, even as it carves its own precocious space between them.´´ - NPR At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds of Exile and Illusion . These novels, Rocannon´s world, Planet of Exile , and City of Illusions , are set in the same universe as Le Guin´s groundbreaking classic, The Left Hand of Darkness. At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
*2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL* *2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL* ´´John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.´´ -Joe Hill, author of The Fireman The first novel of a new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe by the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times -bestselling author of Redshirts and Old Man´s War Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible-until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It´s a hedge against interstellar war-and, for the empire´s rulers, a system of control. The Flow is eternal-but it´s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it´s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals-a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency-must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse. ´´Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy this bawdy, brutal, and brilliant political adventure´´ - Booklist on The Collapsing Empire ´´Political plotting, plenty of snark, puzzle-solving, and a healthy dose of action...Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure.´´ - Kirkus Reviews on The Collapsing Empire ´´Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced.´´ - The Wall Street Journal on The Human Division The Interdependency Series 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Earth is the latest science fiction novel from multiple Hugo Award winner Ben Bova, author of Apes and Angels and Survival A wave of lethal gamma radiation is expanding from the core of the Milky Way galaxy at the speed of light, killing everything in its path. The countdown to when the death wave will reach Earth and the rest of the solar system is at two thousand years. Humans were helped by the Predecessors, who provided shielding generators that can protect the solar system. In return, the Predecessors asked humankind´s help to save other intelligent species that are in danger of being annihilated. But what of Earth? With the Death Wave no longer a threat to humanity, humans have spread out and colonized all the worlds of the solar system. The technology of the Predecessors has made Earth a paradise, at least on the surface. But a policy of exiling discontented young people to the outer planets and asteroid mines has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war. At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
*31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Children ´ s/Young Adult category* *2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner* * Buzzfeed ´s 24 Best YA Books of 2018* * Vulture ´s 38 Best LGBTQ YA Novels* * Book Riot ´s Best Books 2018* * Hyable ´s Most Anticipated Queer YA Books of 2018* * The Mary Sue ´s 18 Books You Should Read in 2018* Moss Jeffries is many things-considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else-someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn´t become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night. And most of all, he wishes he didn´t feel so stuck. Moss can´t even escape at school-he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations-it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals. Something will have to change-but who will listen to a group of teens? When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift. At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djèlí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God´s Drums . Alex Award Winner! In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air--in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber . Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie´s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God´s Drums. But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations. Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God´s Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans. ´´A sinewy mosaic of Haitian sky pirates, wily street urchins, and orisha magic. Beguiling and bombastic!´´- New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.