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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England. As a boy he enjoyed stargazing and reading old American science fiction pulp magazines (many of which made their way to the UK in ships with sailors who read them to pass the time). After secondary school and studying at Huish's Grammar School, Taunton, he was unable to afford a university education and got a job as an auditor in the pensions section of the Board of Education.

During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force as a radar specialist and was involved in the early warning radar defence system, which contributed to the RAF's success during the Battle of Britain. Clarke spent most of his wartime service time working on Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) radar as documented in the semi-autobiographical Glide Path, his only non-SF novel. Although GCA did not see much practical use in the war, after several years of development it was vital to the Berlin Airlift of 1948–1949. He initially served in the ranks, and was a Corporal when he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer (Technical Branch) on 27 May 1943. He was promoted Flying Officer on 27 November 1943. He was demobilised with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. After the war he earned a first-class degree in mathematics and physics at King's College London.

In the postwar years, Clarke became involved with the British Interplanetary Society and served for a time as its chairman. Although he was not the originator of the concept of geostationary satellites, one of his most important contributions may be his idea that they would be ideal telecommunications relays. He advanced this idea in a paper privately circulated among the core technical members of the BIS in 1945. The concept was published in Wireless World in October of that year. Clarke also wrote a number of non-fiction books describing the technical details and societal implications of rocketry and space flight. The most notable of these may be The Exploration of Space (1951) and The Promise of Space (1968). In recognition of these contributions the geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometres (22,000 mi) above the equator is officially recognized by the International Astronomical Union as a "Clarke Orbit".

While Clarke had a few stories published in fanzines, between 1937 and 1945, his first professional sales appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1946: "Loophole" was published in April, while "Rescue Party", his first sale, was published in May. Along with his writing Clarke briefly worked as Assistant Editor of Science Abstracts (1949) before devoting himself to writing full-time from 1951 onward. Clarke also contributed to the Dan Dare series published in Eagle, and his first three published novels were written for children.

Clarke corresponded with C. S. Lewis in the 1940s and 1950s and they once met in an Oxford pub, the Eastgate, to discuss science fiction and space travel. Clarke, after Lewis's death, voiced great praise for him, saying the Ransom Trilogy was one of the few works of science fiction that could be considered literature.

In 1948 he wrote "The Sentinel" for a BBC competition. Though the story was rejected it changed the course of Clarke's career. Not only was it the basis for A Space Odyssey, but "The Sentinel" also introduced a more mystical and cosmic element to Clarke's work. Many of Clarke's later works feature a technologically advanced but prejudiced mankind being confronted by a superior alien intelligence. In the cases of The City and the Stars, Childhood's End, and the 2001 series, this encounter produces a conceptual breakthrough that accelerates humanity into the next stage of its evolution.

In 1953 Clarke met and quickly married Marilyn Mayfield, a 22-year-old American divorcee with a young son. They separated permanently after six months, although the divorce was not finalised until 1964.

Clarke lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008, having emigrated there when it was still called Ceylon, first in Unawatuna on the south coast, and then in Colombo. Clarke held citizenship of both the UK and Sri Lanka. He was an avid scuba diver and a member of the Underwater Explorers Club. Living in Sri Lanka afforded him the opportunity to visit the ocean year-round. It also inspired the locale for his novel The Fountains of Paradise in which he described a space elevator. This, he believed, ultimately will be his legacy, more so than geostationary satellites, once space elevators make space shuttles obsolete.

His many predictions culminated in 1958 when he began a series of essays in various magazines that eventually became Profiles of the Future published in book form in 1962. A timetable[14] up to the year 2100 describes inventions and ideas including such things as a "global library" for 2005.

Early in his career Clarke had a fascination with the paranormal and stated that it was part of the inspiration for his novel Childhood's End. He also said that he was one of several who were fooled by a Uri Geller demonstration at Birkbeck College. Although he eventually dismissed and distanced himself from nearly all pseudoscience he continued to advocate research into psychokinesis and similar phenomena.

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Inscrutable Americans is a bestselling novel by an Indian author, Anurag Mathur. It is about the experiences of a 'subcontinental bumpkin' in America. Humorous in intention, it concentrates on the mishaps and misadventures of a village Indian in the USA, and many true observations which are humorously told.

Front Pages
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10

The Inscrutable Americans

Dear brother,

greetings to respectful parents. I am hoping all is well with health and
wealth. I am fine at my end. Hoping your end is fine too. With God's
grace and parents' blessings I am arriving safely in America and finding
good apartment near University. Kindly assure mother that I am strictly
consuming vegetarian food only in restaurants though I am not knowing if
cooks are Brahmins. I hope parents' prayers are residing with me.

Younger brother, I am having so many things to tell you that I am not
knowing where to sart. Most surprising thing about America is it is full
of Americans. Everywhere Americans, Americans, big and white, it is
little frightening. The flight from New Delhi to New York is arriving
safely thanks to God's grace and Parents' prayers and mine too. I am not
able to go to bathroom whole time because I am sitting in corner seat as
per revered grandmother's wish. Father is rightly scolding that airplane
is flying too high to have good view. Still please tell her I have done

But, brother, in next two seats are sitting two old gentle ladies and if
I am getting up then they are put in lot of botheration so I am not
getting up for except when plane is stopping for one hour in London.
Many foods are being served in carts but I am only eating cashew nuts
and bread because I am not knowing what is food and what is meat.
I am having a good time drinking 37 glasses of Coca-Cola.

They are rolling down a screen and showing a film but I am not listening
because air hostess ladies are selling head phones for 2 dollars which
is Rs.60 and in our beloved Jajau townwe can sit in balcony seats in
Regal Talkies for only Rs.3. I am asking lady if they are giving student
discount but she is too busy. I am also asking her for more Coca-Cola
but she is looking like she is weeping and walking away. I think perhaps
she is not understanding proper English.

Then I am sleeping long time after London and when I am waking it is
like we are flying over sea of lights. Everywhere, brother, as far as I
am seeing there are lights lights. It is like God has made carpet of
lights. Then we are landing in New York and plane is going right upto
door so that we are not having to walk in cold. I must say Americans are
very advanced. And as I am leaving aeroplane, air hostess is giving me
one more can of Coca-Cola. Her two friends are also with her, but why
they are laughing so much I do not know. I think these Americans are
strange but friendly people in their hearts. I hope she was not laughing
for racial. Perhaps she was feeling shy earlier.

Then I am going to long bathroom. As I am leaving I am making first
friend in America. This is Negro gentleman named Joe who is standing at
door and as I am opening it he is holding out hand so I am shaking it
and telling him my name and he is tellng me his. I am telling him if he
is ever coming to Jajau he can ask for National Hair Oil Factory. If I
have not returned from Higher Studies please tell father that if negro
gentleman named Joe is visiting Jajau he may kindly do needful.

In this way I feel each and every one of us is serving as Ambassador of
our beloved Motherland. Joe is doubtful I feel because he says "Far out,
man, far out", but I am reassuring him that India is only 16 hours away
by plane and that is not very far. I think he is accepting this because
he is not saying anything any more.

Next I go to place marked " Baggage" as Father has advised and suddenly
place I am sitting starts to move throwing me. It is like python we once
saw in forest, only rattling and with luggage bouncing on its back and
sometimes leaping to attack passengers. I am also throwing myself on bag
before it is escaping. I think if I am not wrestling it down it would
revert to plane and back home to India. I am only joking of course.
Before this I am meeting very friendly gentleman at Immigration desk. I
do not know why all relatives had warned against this man, bacause he is
so friendly. He is talking English strangely but is having kind heart
because he is asking me about nuts and I am saying that I am liking very
much and eating many on plane. "Totally, totally nutss," he is saying,
which I feel American expression for someone fond of cashewnuts. Before
this he is showing friendliness by asking "How is it going?" I am telling
his fully and frankly about all problems and hopes, even though you may
feel that as American he may be too selfish to bother about decline in
price of hair oil in Jajau town. But, brother, he is listening very
quietely with eyes on me for ten minutes and then we are having friendly
talk about nuts and he is wanting me to go.

At Customs, brother, I am getting big shock. One fat man is grunting at
me and looking cleverly from small eyes. "First visit?" he is asking,
"Yes," I am agreeing "Move on," he is saying making chalk marks on bags.
As I am picking up bags he is looking directly at me and saying "Watch
your ass." Now, brother, this is wonderful. How he is knowing we are
purchasing donkey? I think they are knowing everything about everybody
who is coming to America.

They are not allowing anybody without knowing his family and financial
status and other things. And we are only buying donkey two days before
my departure. I think they are keeping all information in computers.
Really these Americans are too advanced.

But, brother, now I am worrying. Supposing this is CIA keeping watch or
else how they can know about our donkey? Anyway please do not tell Mother
and Father or they are worrying, but lock all doors and windows. If CIA
wants to recruit me to be spy in Jajau, I will gladly take poison before
betraying our Motherland. Then I am going out and cousins are waiting and
receiving me warmly. I will write soon after settling down.

Your brother,

---------------------------------------------- end of letter

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 2:26 PM | 1 comments
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Five Point Someone {What not to do at IIT}

Five Point Someone - What not to do at IIT! is the first (2004) novel written by Chetan Bhagat, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. It is one of the highest selling English novels published in India, and has remained on the bestseller list until 2007 since its release in 2004. It was adapted into a play by the theatre group Madras Players, and may be converted to a bollywood movie soon.

The novel is set in the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in the period 1991 to 1995. It is about the adventures of three mechanical engineering students (and friends), Hari Kumar (the narrator), Ryan Oberoi, and Alok Gupta, who fail to cope with the cruel grading system of the IITs and come to be known as five pointers due to their perennially low 5.something GPA's.

The book is narrated in the first person by Hari, with some small passages by his friends Ryan and Alok, as well as a letter by Hari's girlfriend Neha Cherian. It deals with the lives of the three friends whose elation on making it to one of the best engineering colleges in India is quickly deflated by the rigor and monotony of academic work. Most of the book deals with the numerous attempts by the trio to cope with and/or beat the system as well as Hari's fling with Neha who just happens to be the daughter of Prof. Cherian, the sadistic head of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

While the tone of the novel is humorous, it takes some dark turns every now and then, especially when it comes to the families of the main characters. Most of the action, however, takes place inside the campus as the boys, led by the ever creative Ryan, frequently lament how the internationally lauded IIT system has stifled their creativity by forcing them to value grades more than anything else. Uninspiring teaching and numerous assignments adds to their woes although the boys do find a sympathizer in Prof. Veera, the new fluid mechanics professor.

It is rumored that a film will be made on it starring the superstar Shahrukh Khan and to be directed by Rajkumar Hirani, his third directorial venture after the Munnabhai series. He plans to make the film before the third installment of Munnabhai and hopes to start shooting by October 2007

The novel is filled with IIT lingo which is an important part of IIT life.



posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 5:55 PM | 1 comments
Monday, July 23, 2007
Harry Potter

In 1990, J. K. Rowling was on a crowded train from Manchester to London when the idea for Harry simply popped into her head. Rowling gives an account of the experience on her website saying:

“ I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, and all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard became more and more real to me. ”

In 1995, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was completed and the manuscript was sent off to prospective agents. The second agent she tried, Christopher Little, offered to represent her and sent the manuscript to Bloomsbury. After eight other publishers had rejected Philosopher's Stone, Bloomsbury offered Rowling a £3,000 advance for its publication.

Despite Rowling's statement that she did not have any particular age group in mind when she began to write the Harry Potter books, the publishers initially targeted them at children age nine to eleven. On the eve of publishing, Joanne Rowling was asked by her publishers to adopt a more gender-neutral pen name, in order to appeal to the male members of this age group, fearing that they would not be interested in reading a novel they knew to be written by a woman. She elected to use J. K. Rowling (Joanne Kathleen Rowling), using her grandmother's name as her second name, because she has no middle name.

The first Harry Potter book was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury in July 1997 and in the United States by Scholastic in September of 1998, but not before Rowling had received $105,000 for the American rights – an unprecedented amount for a children's book by an unknown author. Fearing that American readers would either not understand the word "philosopher" or not associate it with a magical theme (as a Philosopher's Stone is alchemy-related), Scholastic insisted that the book be given the title, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the American market.

Word-of-mouth buzz, especially amongst young males, has been even more important than positive media reviews and Rowling's publishers' marketing strategies in the tremendous success of the series.[citation needed] This is notable because for years, interest in literature among this group had lagged behind other pursuits such as video games and the Internet.[citation needed] Rowling's publishers were able to capitalise on this buzz by the rapid, successive releases of the first four books that allowed neither Rowling's audience's excitement nor interest to wane while she took a break from writing between the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and also quickly solidified a loyal readership. The series has also gathered adult fans, leading to two editions of each Harry Potter book being released (in markets other than the United States), identical in text but with one edition's cover artwork aimed at children and the other aimed at adults.

Download previous six books of Harry Potter series......(Six in one)

Download Harry Potter & the deathly hallows........(New Book i.e. 7th)

PS: I dont know which is exact link to download new book bcozz every link is claiming for new book and giving some different story.
U tell me which one is correct link.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007
Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga by Akira Toriyama. It involves a young martial artist named Son Goku as he searches for the Dragon Balls, and becomes stronger.

Dragon Ball was originally serialized in the weekly anthology magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, and originally collected into 42 individual books called tankōbon. In 2004, the manga was re-released in a 34 volume collection called Kanzenban, which included a slightly rewritten ending, new covers, and color artwork from its Weekly Shōnen Jump run. In the U.S., VIZ Media has released all 42 volumes (nearly matching the first Japanese set) in English. VIZ titles the second part of the manga Dragon Ball Z to reduce confusion for North American audiences. The series is published in the United Kingdom by Gollancz Manga.

The story of Dragon Ball follows the life of Son Goku, a monkey-tailed boy loosely inspired by the traditional Chinese novel Journey to the West (西遊記). The Dragon Ball franchise continues until Goku becomes an adult. The franchise then changes to Dragon Ball Z. During his life, he fights many battles and eventually becomes the strongest martial artist in the entire universe. He is not without help, however, as the manga has a large ensemble cast of martial artist heroes and villains which provide the conflicts which drive the story.

The eponymous Dragon Balls are one component of the universe, but are not the focus for most of the plot lines. The Dragon Balls themselves are seven magical orbs which are scattered across the world. When assembled, they can be used to summon Shen Long, the dragon god who will grant one wish within its limit. After the wish is granted, the Dragon Balls are scattered again across the world and become inert for one year. In times past, it would take generations to search the world and gather the Dragon Balls. In the beginning of the story, however, a 16 year old genius girl named Bulma has created a "Dragon Radar" to detect the Dragon Balls and made the process far easier than it was originally intended to be.


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Sunday, May 13, 2007
Asterix & Obelix

The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix) is a series of French comic books by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). Uderzo has continued the series since the death of Goscinny in 1977. The series follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. Typically, this resistance leads the main characters to travel to various European countries (but also Egypt, America, India and other non-European locations) in every other book, while the remaining are set in and around their village.

The 33 main books or albums (one of which is a compendium of short stories) have been translated into more than 100 languages and dialects. Besides the original French, most albums are available in English, Dutch, German, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Portuguese (and Brazilian Portuguese), Italian, Polish, Romanian, modern Greek, Turkish, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian and Indonesian. Beyond modern Europe, some albums have also been translated into languages as diverse as Esperanto, Mandarin, Korean, Bengali, Afrikaans, Arabic, Hindi, Hebrew, Latin and Ancient Greek. In France and especially in Germany, several volumes were translated into a variety of regional dialects, such as Alsatian, Swabian and Low German. Also, in Portugal, a special edition of the first volume, Asterix the Gaul, was translated into local language Mirandese. In Hungarian language books had been issued in Yugoslavia for the Hungarian minority living in Serbia. Although not a fully autonomic dialect, slightly differs from the language of the books issued in Hungary.

The Asterix series is one of the most popular French comics in the world, and familiar to people of all ages in most European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America, Africa and Asia particularly, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, South Africa, Kenya, Philippines, Singapore, India and Indonesia. Asterix is less well known in the United States and Japan. In its early years the Disney Channel aired the British-produced English translations of the Asterix films, but so far it has enjoyed only a modest success in establishing foothold with American audiences.

The key to the success of the series is that it contains comic elements for all ages: young children like the fist-fights and other visual gags, while adults appreciate the cleverness of the allusions and puns that sparkle throughout the texts.

The names of the characters contain puns, and vary with translation into other languages. This article uses the names from the English-language translations by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge. For the French names see below.

Apart from the 33 main comics, other Asterix books and film books have been made. See List of Asterix volumes.


01 - Asterix The Gaul
02 - Asterix In Spain
03 - Asterix In Britain
04 - Asterix And Cleopatra
05 - Asterix And The Goths
06 - Asterix The Gladiator
07 - Asterix The Legionary
08 - Asterix In Switzerland
09 - Asterix And The Big Fight
10 - Asterix And The Roman Agent
11 - Mansions of the gods
12 - Asterix At The Olympic games
13 - Asterix And The Laureal Wreath
14 - Asterix And The Soothsayer
15 - Asterix And The Golden Sickle
16 - Asterix And The Great Crossing
17 - Asterix And The Cauldron
18 - Asterix And Chieftain's Shield
19 - Asterix And Ceasar's Gift
20 - Asterix And The Normans
21 - The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix (Film Edition)
22 - Obelix And Co
23 - Asterix And The Banquet
24 - Asterix in Corsica
25 - Asterix In Belgium
26 - Asterix And The Great Divide
27 - Asterix And The Black Gold
28 - Asterix And Son
29 - Asterix Versus Caesar (Film Edition)
30 - Asterix And The Magic Carpet
31 - Operation Getafix
32 - How Obelix Fell
33 - Asterix and the Secret Weapon
34 - Asterix and The Actress
35 - All At Sea
36 - And The Falling Sky

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Saturday, April 07, 2007
Tin Tin

Tintin is a reporter, and Hergé uses this to present the character in a number of adventures which were contemporaneous to the period in which he was working (most notably, the Bolshevik uprising in Russia and the Second World War) and sometimes even prescient (the moon landings). Hergé also created a world for Tintin which managed to reduce detail to a simplified but recognisable and realistic representation, an effect Hergé was able to achieve with reference to a well-maintained archive of images.

Though Tintin's adventures are formulaic—presenting a mystery which is then solved logically—Hergé infused the strip with his own sense of humour,and created supporting characters who, whilst being predictable, were filled with charm that allowed the reader to engage with them. This formula of comfortable, humorous predictability is similar to the presentation of cast in the Peanuts strip or The Three Stooges. Hergé also had a great understanding of the mechanics of the comic strip, especially pacing, a skill displayed in The Castafiore Emerald, a work he meant to be packed with tension in which nothing actually happens.

Hergé initially improvised the creation of Tintin's adventures, uncertain how Tintin would escape from whatever predicament appeared. Not until after the completion of Cigars of the Pharaoh was Hergé encouraged to research and plan his stories. The impetus came from Zhang Chongren, a Chinese student who, on hearing Hergé was to send Tintin to China in his next adventure, urged him to avoid perpetuating the perceptions Europeans had of China at the time. Hergé and Zhang collaborated on the next serial, The Blue Lotus, which has been cited by critics as Hergé's first masterpiece.

Other changes to the mechanics of creating the strip were forced on Hergé by outside events. The Second World War and the invasion of Belgium by Hitler's armies saw the closure of the newspaper in which Tintin was serialised. Work was halted on Land of Black Gold, and the already published Tintin in America and The Black Island were banned by the Nazi censors, who were concerned at their presentation of America and Britain. However, Hergé was able to continue with Tintin's adventures, publishing four books and serialising two more adventures in a German-licensed newspaper.

During and after the German occupation Hergé was accused of being a collaborator because of the Nazi control of the paper (Le Soir), and he was briefly arrested after the war. He claimed that he was simply doing a job under the occupation, like a plumber or carpenter. His work of this period, unlike earlier and later work, is politically neutral and resulted in classic adventure stories such as The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure, but the apocalyptic The Shooting Star reflects the foreboding Hergé felt during this uncertain political period.

A post-war paper shortage forced changes in the format of the books. Hergé had usually allowed the stories to develop to a length that suited the story, but with paper now in short supply, publishers Casterman asked Hergé to consider using smaller panel sizes and adopt an arbitrary length of 62 pages. Hergé took on more staff (the first ten books having been produced by himself and his wife), eventually building a studio system.

The adoption of colour allowed Hergé to expand the scope of the works. His use of colour was more advanced than that of American comics of the time, with better production values allowing a combination of the four printing shades and thus a cinematographic approach to lighting and shading. Hergé and his studio would allow images to fill half pages or, more simply, to detail and accentuate the scene, using colour to emphasise important points. Hergé notes this fact, stating "I consider my stories as movies. No narration, no descriptions, emphasis is given to images."

Hergé's personal life also affected the series, with Tintin in Tibet heavily influenced by his recurring bad dreams. These nightmares, which he reportedly described as being "all white", are reflected in the snowy landscapes. The plot has Tintin set off in search of Chang Chong-Chen, previously seen in The Blue Lotus, and the piece contains no villains and little moral judgement, with Hergé even refusing to refer to the Snowman of the Himalayas as "abominable".

The conclusion of Tintin's adventures was untimely. Hergé's death on March 3, 1983 left the twenty-fourth adventure, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished. The plot saw Tintin embroiled in the world of modern art, and the story ended with Tintin apparently about to be killed, encased in perspex and presented as a work of art.

Tintin comic titles published in English -

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets - (1929-1930)
Tintin in the Congo - (1930-1931)
Tintin in America - (1931-1932)
Cigars of the Pharaoh - (1932-1934)
The Blue Lotus - (1934-1935)
The Broken Ear - (1935-1937)
The Black Island - (1937-1938)
King Ottokar's Sceptre - (1938-1939)
The Crab with the Golden Claws - (1940-1941)
The Shooting Star - (1941-1942)
The Secret of the Unicorn - (1942-1943)
Red Rackham's Treasure - (1943-1944)
The Seven Crystal Balls - (1943-1948)
Prisoners of the Sun - (1946-1949)
Land of Black Gold - (1948-1950)
Destination Moon - (1950-1953)
Explorers on the Moon - (1950-1954)
The Calculus Affair - (1954-1956)
The Red Sea Sharks - (1958)
Tintin in Tibet - (1960)
The Castafiore Emerald - (1963)
Flight 714 - (1968)
Tintin and the Picaros - (1976)
Tintin and Alph-Art - (published posthumously in 1986)
Tintin and the Lake of Sharks- (published in 2005)

***I m going to post all 25 books very soon..........Keep Checking***

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis, featuring the cat Garfield, the pet dog Odie, and their owner Jon Arbuckle. As of 2006, it is syndicated in roughly 2,570 newspapers and journals and it currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. The popularity of the strip has led to an animated cartoon show, several animated television specials and two feature-length live-action films, as well as a large amount of Garfield merchandise.


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Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes was first conceived when Watterson, having worked in an advertising job he detested,[6] began devoting his spare time to cartooning, his true love. He explored various strip ideas but all were rejected by the syndicates to which he sent them. However, he did receive a positive response on one strip, which featured a side character (the main character's little brother) who had a stuffed tiger. Told that these characters were the strongest, Watterson began a new strip centered on them.[7] The syndicate (United Features Syndicate) which gave him this advice rejected the new strip, and Watterson endured a few more rejections before Universal Press Syndicate decided to take it.
The first strip was published on November 18, 1985 and the series quickly became a hit. Within a year of syndication, the strip was published in roughly 250 newspapers. By April 1, 1987, only sixteen months after the strip began, Watterson and his work were featured in an article by the Los Angeles Times, one of America's major newspapers.[3] Calvin and Hobbes twice earned Watterson the Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society, in the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year category, first in 1986 and again in 1988. He was nominated again in 1992. The Society awarded him the Humor Comic Strip Award for 1988.
Before long, the strip was in wide circulation outside the United States; for more information on publication in various countries and languages, see Calvin and Hobbes in translation.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Saddam Hussein Biography

Saddam Hussein was dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003, when his regime was overthrown by a United States-led invasion. Hussein had joined the revolutionary Baath party while he was a university student. He launched his political career in 1958 by assassinating a supporter of Iraqi ruler Abdul-Karim Qassim. Saddam rose in the ranks after a Baath coup, and by 1979 he was Iraq's president and de facto dictator. He led Iraq through a decade-long war with Iran, and in August of 1990 his forces invaded the neighboring country of Kuwait. A U.S.-led alliance organized by George Bush (the elder) ran Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in the Gulf War, which ended in February of 1991 with Saddam still in power. In 2002 Hussein came under renewed pressure from George W. Bush, the son of the first President Bush. Hussein's regime was overthrown by an invasion of U.S. and British forces in March of 2003. Hussein disappeared, but U.S. forces captured him on 13 December 2003 after finding him hiding in a small underground pit on a farm near the town of Tikrit. Late in 2005 he went on trial in Iraq for the 1982 deaths of over 140 men in the town of Dujail. On 5 November 2006 he was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. The sentence was upheld after appeal, and Hussein was executed by hanging in Baghdad on the morning of 30 December 2006.
Want to know more about Saddam Hussein !!! Download his Biography.
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Thursday, January 11, 2007
Hacking Books by Ankit Fadia

Ankit Fadia Hacking Guide
Dos Attacked
FTP Exploits By Ankit Fadia
Batch File Programming - Ankit Fadia
Untold Windows Tips And Secrets (Ankit Fadia)
Fadia, Ankit - Encryption Algorithms Explained
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Interview Books

1 Winning the Interview Game
2 Career Press - 2002 - Your First Interview, 4th Edition - ISBN 1564145867 - 190s - LRN
3 Delivering a Winning Job Interview - Cliffs Notes
4 Haldanes[1]
5 How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview
6 Impact Publications ail the Job interview 101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions
7 Interview skills that win the job
8 The Complete A Job Interview Book 4th Edition 2004

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Stock Market Ebooks

Asset Valuation Allocation Models.pdf
Bollinger On Bollinger Band.pdf
Elder Alexander - Come Into My Trading Room - A Complete Guide To Trading.pdf
Elder Alexander - Trading For A Living.pdf
Emotion Free Trading Book.pdf
Guide To Effective Daytrading-Wizetrade.pdf
How To Win The Stock Market Game.pdf
Intermarket Technical Analysis - Trading Strategies.pdf
John Wiley Sons - Valuation - Maximizing Corporate Value.pdf

Learn Day Trading.pdf
Market Timing With Technical Analysis.chm
Mechanical Trading Systems.pdf
Money Management Report - Van Tharp.pdf
Money Management Risk Control For Traders.pdf
Options And Options Trading A Simplified Course.pdf
Options Trading Primer By Marketwise Trading School.pdf
Pattern Cycles- Mastering Short-Term Trading With Technical Analysis.pdf
Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator.pdf
The Equity Options Strategy Guide.pdf
The Five Minute Investor.pdf
The Little Book That Beats The Market.pdf
The Midas Method Of Technical Analysis By Paul Levine.pdf
Trading Strategies - John Murphy S Ten Laws Of Technical Trading.pdf
Valuation Of Cash Flows Investment Decisions Capital Bud.pdf
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William J O'neil - How To Make Money In Stocks.pdf
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Monday, January 08, 2007
P G Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (October 15, 1881 – February 14, 1975) (IPA: [wʊd.haʊs]) was an English comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Wodehouse was an acknowledged master of English prose, admired both by contemporaries like Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers like Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett. Sean O'Casey famously called him "English literature's performing flea", a description that Wodehouse said he believed was "meant to be complimentary", and which he used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend, that were published in 1953.

Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He wrote the lyrics for the hit song "Bill" in Show Boat.
59 Books Of P.G. Wodehouse

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Saturday, January 06, 2007
Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming was born in Mayfair, London, to Valentine Fleming, a Member of Parliament, and his wife Evelyn Beatrice St Croix Fleming (née Rose). Ian was the younger brother of the travel writer Peter Fleming and the older brother of Michael and Richard Fleming (1910-77). He also had an illegitimate half-sister, the cellist Amaryllis Fleming. He was the grandson of Scottish financier Robert Fleming, founder of the Scottish American Investment Trust and of merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. (since 2000 part of JP Morgan Chase). The actor Christopher Lee was his cousin, and the actress Dame Celia Johnson was his sister-in-law (wife of his brother Peter).

Fleming was educated at Durnford School (Dorset), Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He won the Victor Ludorum at Eton two years running, something that had only been achieved once before him. After an early departure from Sandhurst, which he found uncongenial, his mother sent him to study languages on the continent, first at Kitzbühel, Austria, at a small private establishment run by the Adlerian disciples, Ernan Forbes Dennis and his American wife, the novelist Phyllis Bottome, to improve his German and prepare him for the Foreign Office exams, then to Munich University, and, finally, to improve his French at the University of Geneva. He was unsuccessful in joining the Foreign Office, and subsequently worked first as a sub-editor and journalist for the Reuters news service, including time in 1933 in Moscow, and later as a stockbroker with Rowe and Pitman, in Bishopsgate.

For Your Eyes Only
From Russia with Love
Octopussy and The Living Daylights
The Spy Who Loved Me
You Only Live Twice
The Man with the Golden Gun
Dr. No
Diamonds Are Forever
Live and Let Die
Casino Royale
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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Linda Howard

Linda Howard, aka Linda S Howington (born 1950) is an American romance/suspense author. She is a New York Times best-selling author. Before she became a writer she was an avid reader herself and was fond of Margaret Mitchell novels. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication, which was very successful. She currently lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

Heartbreaker (1987)
Angel Creek (1991)
Blue Moon (1999)
All that Glitters (1982)
Cover of Night (2006)
Heart of Fire (1993)
Killing Time (2005)
Overload (1993)
Cutting Edge (1985)
Touch of Fire (1992)
Against the Rules (1983)

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Monday, November 27, 2006
Judith McNaught

Before gaining success as a writer, McNaught has previously worked as an assistant director for a film crew, an assistant comptroller of a major trucking company, president of a temporary employment agency, and president of an executive search fim. She also was the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station.

McNaught's first manuscription was Whitney, My Love, which she wrote between 1978 and 1982. After having difficulty selling that novel, she wrote and sold Tender Triumph in early 1982. She received the book cover for Tender Triumph on June 20, 1983 -- the day after her beloved husband Michael McNaught was killed in an accident.

While McNaught at one time lived in Saint Louis, Missouri, she moved to Texas after falling in love with Dallas while on a book tour. She currently lives in Clear Lake, Texas. McNaught is active in children's charity and with breast cancer causes, and she has recently begun promoting literacy issues. She has a daughter, Whitney, and a son, Clayton.

Tender Triumph (1983)
Double Standards (1984)
Whitney, My Love (1985) (1st in Westmoreland series)
Once and Always (1987)
Something Wonderful (1988)
A Kingdom of Dreams (1989) (2nd in Westmoreland series)
Almost Heaven (1990)
Paradise (1991)
Perfect (1993)
Until You (1994) (3rd in Westmoreland series)
A Holiday of Love (short story) (October 1995)
A Gift of Love (short story) (1996)
Remember When (1996)
Night Whispers (1998)
Simple Gifts: Four Heartwarming Christmas Stories (2001)
Someone to Watch Over Me (2003)
Every Breath You Take (2005)

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Thursday, November 09, 2006
Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 New York City – March 12, 2001 Naples, Florida) was an American author of 29 thriller novels. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 languages. He died in 2001, reportedly leaving behind several unpublished manuscripts and rough outlines, which continue to be dusted off and published with the help of ghostwriters.

Ludlum was once a theatrical actor and producer. His theatrical experience may have contributed to his understanding of the energy, escapism and action that the public wanted to see in a novel. He once remarked: "I equate suspense and good theatre in a very similar way. I think it's all suspense and what-happens-next. From that point of view, yes, I guess, I am theatrical."

His stories typically feature one man or a small group of individuals up against powerful adversaries capable of using political and economic machinery in frightening ways. Ludlum's vision of the world is one where global corporations, shadowy military forces and government organizations conspire to preserve or undermine the status quo. With the exception of occasional gaps in his knowledge of firearms, his novels are meticulously researched, replete with technical, physical and biological details, including research on amnesia for The Bourne Identity which was a grand success.

Ludlum's novels were often inspired by Conspiracy theory, both historical and contemporary. He wrote that The Matarese Circle was inspired by rumors about the Trilateral Commission, and it was published only a few years after the commission was founded. His portrayal of terrorism in books such as The Holcroft Covenant and The Matarese Circle reflects the theory that terrorists are pawns of governments or private organizations that wish to use the terror as a pretext for establishing authoritarian rule.

Despite his success, Ludlum has never received the acclaim found by other writers of the genre, such as John Le Carré. Critics dislike his use of italics, short sentences, exclamation marks, dashes and other techniques, and found fault with his abundant melodrama, simplistic characters and limited psychological development.

However, it was Ludlum who first wrote the thriller in the modern style that one recognises today, setting the stage for writers such as David Morrell, Gayle Lynds and Daniel Silva. He popularized the notion of American and Soviet intelligence operatives working together, and the CIA conducting illegal operations on American soil. Both premises, once derided as being fictional, are now accepted as fact.

Some of Ludlum's novels have been made into films and mini-series, including The Osterman Weekend, The Holcroft Covenant, The Apocalypse Watch, The Bourne Identity, and The Bourne Supremacy. The Bourne series, starring Matt Damon, has been very successful commercially and critically, although the story lines depart significantly from the source material.
Robert Ludlum- The Bourne Identity
Robert Ludlum- The Bourne Supremacy
Robert Ludlum- The Bourne Ultimatum
Ludlum, Robert - Scarlatti Inheritance.lit
Ludlum, Robert - The Janson Directive.lit
Ludlum, Robert - The Matarese Circle.lit
Ludlum, Robert - The Road to Omaha.lit
Ludlum, Robert - The Sigma Protocol.lit
Robert Ludlum - Cry Of The Halidon.lit

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Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore's literary reputation is disproportionately influenced by regard for his poetry; however, he also wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs. Of Tagore's prose, his short stories are perhaps most highly regarded; indeed, he is credited with originating the Bangla-language version of the genre. His works are frequently noted for their rhythmic, optimistic, and lyrical nature. However, such stories mostly borrow from deceptively simple subject matter — the lives of ordinary people.

Chitra - A Play In One Act
Fruit Gathering
The Crescent Moon
The Fugitive
The Gardener
The Home And The World
The King Of The Dark Chamber
The Post Office

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller in Torquay, Devon, to an American father and a British mother. She never claimed or held United States citizenship.

Her first marriage, an unhappy one, was in 1914 to Colonel Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps. The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks, and divorced in 1928.

During World War I she worked at a hospital and then a pharmacy, a job that also influenced her work: many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison. (See also cyanide, thallium.)

On 8th December 1926 she disappeared for ten days, causing quite a storm in the press. Her car was found in a chalk pit. She was eventually found staying at a hotel in Harrogate, where she claimed to have suffered amnesia due to a nervous breakdown following the death of her mother and her husband's confessed infidelity. Opinions are still divided as to whether this was a publicity stunt or not. A 1979 film, Agatha, starring Vanessa Redgrave as Christie, recounted a fictionalised version of the disappearance. Other media accounts of this event exist; it was featured on a segment of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story, for example.

In 1930, Christie married a Roman Catholic (despite her divorce), the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. Mallowan was 14 years younger than Agatha, and her travels with him contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East. Their marriage was happy in the early years, and endured despite Mallowan's many affairs in later life, notably with Barbara Parker, whom he married in 1977, the year after Agatha's death. Other novels (such as And Then There Were None) were set in and around Torquay, Devon, where she was born. Christie's 1934 novel, Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Pera Palas hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railroad. The hotel maintains Christie's room as a memorial to the author.
Murder At The Vicarage
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
The Secret Adversary
Three Blind Mice
1.8 MB

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Premchand has written about 300 short stories, several novels as well as many essays and letters. He has also written some plays. He also did some translations. Many of Premchand's stories have been translated into English and Russian.

Bade Bhai Sahab
Do Bail Ki Katha
Gulli Danda
Laag Daat
Sawa Ser Ghehu
Shatranj Ke Khiladi

1.2 MB

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Monday, November 06, 2006
Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Initially, Rand struggled in Hollywood and took odd jobs to pay her basic living expenses. While working as an extra on Cecil B. DeMille's King of Kings, she intentionally bumped into an aspiring young actor, Frank O'Connor, who caught her eye. The two married in 1929. In 1931, Rand became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Her first literary success came with the sale of her screenplay Red Pawn in 1932 to Universal Studios. Rand then wrote the play The Night of January 16th in 1934, which was highly successful, and published two novels, We the Living (1936), and Anthem (1938). While We the Living met with mixed reviews in the U.S. and positive reviews in the U.K., Anthem received significiant and positive reviews only in England, due in part to its odd publication history. She was up against The Red Decade in America, and Anthem did not even find a publisher in the United States; it was first published in England. Besides, Rand had still not perfected her literary style and these novels cannot be considered representative.

Without Rand's knowledge or permission, We The Living was made into a pair of films, Noi vivi and Addio, Kira in 1942 by Scalara Films, Rome. They were nearly censored by the Italian government under Benito Mussolini, but they were permitted because the novel upon which they were based was anti-Soviet. The films were successful and the public easily realized that they were as much against Fascism as Communism, and the government banned them quickly thereafter. These films were re-edited into a new version which was approved by Rand and re-released as We the Living in 1986.

Rand's first major professional success came with her best-selling novel The Fountainhead (1943), which she wrote over a period of seven years. The novel was rejected by twelve publishers, who thought it was too intellectual and opposed to the mainstream of American thought. It was finally accepted by the Bobbs-Merrill Company publishing house, thanks mainly to a member of the editorial board, Archibald Ogden, who praised the book in the highest terms and finally prevailed. Eventually, The Fountainhead was a worldwide success, bringing Rand fame and financial security.

The theme of The Fountainhead is "individualism and collectivism in man's soul". It features the lives of five main characters. The hero, Howard Roark, is Rand's ideal, a noble soul par excellence, an architect who is firmly and serenely devoted to his own ideals and believes that no man should copy the style of another in any field, especially architecture. All the other characters in the novel demand that he renounce his values, but Roark maintains his integrity. Unlike traditional heroes who launch into long and passionate monologues about their integrity and the unfairness of the world; Roark, in contrast, does it with a disdainful, almost contemptuous taciturnity and laconicism.

Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, was published in 1957, becoming an international bestseller. Atlas Shrugged is often seen as Rand's most complete statement of the Objectivist philosophy in any of her works of fiction. In its appendix, she offered this summary:

"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."

The theme of Atlas Shrugged is "The role of man's mind in society". Rand upheld the industrialist as one of the most admirable members of any society and fiercely opposed the popular resentment accorded to industrialists. This led her to envision a novel wherein the industrialists of America go on strike and retreat to a mountainous hideaway. The American economy and its society in general slowly start to collapse. The government responds by increasing the already stifling controls on industrial concerns. The novel, despite its central political theme, deals with issues as complex and divergent as sex, music, medicine, and human ability.

More Info:

Atlas Shrugged
For the New Intellectual
Night Of January 16th
The Fountainhead

2.75 MB

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Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer is Britain's top-selling novelist. A former Member of Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, he was created a Life Peer in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 1992. He lives in London and Cambridge.

A Matter of Honor
A Quiver Full Of Arrows
A Twist In the Tale
As the Crow Flies
First Among Equals
Kane And Abel
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
Scorpion Trail
The Fourth Estate
Twelve Red Herrings

3.31 MB

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John Grisham

John Grisham

The second eldest of four siblings was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Southern Baptist parents of modest means. His father worked as a construction worker and a cotton farmer. After moving frequently, the family settled in 1967 in the town of Southaven in De Soto County, Mississippi, and he graduated from Southaven High School. Encouraged by his mother, young Grisham was an avid reader, especially influenced by the work of John Steinbeck whose clarity he admired. In 1977, Grisham received a B.Sc. degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. While studying at MSU, the author began keeping a journal, a practice that would later assist in his creative endeavors. After earning his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981, he practiced small-town general law for nearly a decade in Southaven, where he became bored with criminal law and successful at civil law.

In 1983, he was elected as a Democrat to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990.

In 1984 at the De Soto County courthouse in Hernando, Grisham witnessed the harrowing testimony of a 12-year-old rape victim. In his spare time and as a hobby, Grisham began work on his first novel, which explored what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. He spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, the manuscript eventually was bought by Wynwood Press, which gave it a modest 5,000-copy printing and published it in June 1988.

The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. That second book, The Firm, became the bestselling novel of 1991. Grisham then went on to produce at least one work a year, most of them widely popular bestsellers. Beginning with A Painted House in 2001, the author broadened his focus from law to the more general rural south, all the while continuing to pen his legal thrillers.

Publishers Weekly declared Grisham "the bestselling novelist of the 90s." During the 90s, he sold a total of 60,742,288 copies. He is also one of only two authors to sell two million copies on a first printing. His 1992 novel The Pelican Brief sold 11,232,480 copies in the United States alone, making it the bestselling novel of the decade and the only novel to sell ten million copies or more during the decade.

In 1996, Grisham briefly returned to the practice of law when he successfully represented the family of a man killed in a railroad accident.

The Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscript Division, maintains the "John Grisham Papers," an archive containing materials generated during the author's tenure as Mississippi State Representative and relating to his writings.

Grisham's lifelong passion for baseball is evident in his novel A Painted House and in his support of Little League activities in both Oxford, Mississippi and Charlottesville, Virginia. He wrote the original screenplay for and produced the baseball movie Mickey, starring Harry Connick, Jr.. The movie was released on DVD in April 2004. He has also performed mission service for his church, notably in Brazil. Grisham describes himself as a "moderate Baptist." He lives with his wife, Renee, (née Jones) and their two children, Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm outside Oxford and a plantation near Charlottesville.

The Broker (2005)
The Last Juror (2004)
The Bleachers (2003)
The King of Torts (2003)
The Summons (2002)
Skipping Christmas (2001)
A Painted House (2001)
The Brethren (2000)
The Testament (1999)
The Street Lawyer (1998)
The Partner (1997)
The Runaway Jury (1996)
The Rainmaker (1995)
The Chamber (1994)
The Client (1993)
The Pelican Brief (1992)
The Firm (1991)
A Time to Kill (1989)

6.85 MB

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Asimov began contributing stories to science fiction magazines in 1939, "Marooned Off Vesta" being his first published story, written when he was 18. Two and a half years later, he published his 32nd short story, "Nightfall" (1941), which has been described as one of "the most famous science-fiction stories of all time" [2]. In 1968 the Science Fiction Writers of America voted "Nightfall" the best science fiction short story ever written [3]. In his short anthology Nightfall and Other Stories he wrote, "The writing of 'Nightfall' was a watershed in my professional career ... I was suddenly taken seriously and the world of science fiction became aware that I existed. As the years passed, in fact, it became evident that I had written a 'classic'".

"Nightfall" is an archetypical example of social science fiction, a term coined by Asimov to describe a new trend in the 1940's, led by authors including Asimov and Heinlein, away from gadgets and space opera and toward speculation about the human condition.
n 1942 he began his Foundation stories—later collected in the Foundation Trilogy: Foundation (1951), Foundation and Empire (1952), and Second Foundation (1953)—which recount the collapse and rebirth of a vast interstellar empire in a universe of the future. Taken together, they are his most famous work of science fiction, along with the Robot Series. Many years later, he continued the series with Foundation's Edge (1982) and Foundation and Earth (1986) and then went back to before the original trilogy with Prelude to Foundation (1988) and Forward the Foundation (1992). The series features his fictional science of Psychohistory in which the future course of the history of large populations can be predicted.

His robot stories—many of which were collected in I, Robot (1950)—were begun at about the same time. They promulgated a set of rules of ethics for robots (see Three Laws of Robotics) and intelligent machines that greatly influenced other writers and thinkers in their treatment of the subject. One such short story, "The Bicentennial Man", was made into a movie starring Robin Williams.

The recent film I, Robot, starring Will Smith, was based on the Hardwired script by Jeff Vintar with Asimov's ideas incorporated later after acquiring the rights to the I, Robot title. It is not related to the I, Robot script by Harlan Ellison, who collaborated with Asimov himself to create a version that captured the spirit of the original. Asimov is quoted as saying that Ellison's screenplay would lead to "the first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction movie ever made". The screenplay was published in book form in 1994, after hopes of seeing it in film form were becoming slim. See: I, Robot, [4]

Besides movies, his Foundation and Robot stories have inspired other derivative works of science fiction literature, many by well-known and established authors such as Roger MacBride Allen, Greg Bear, and David Brin. These appear to have been done with the blessing, and often at the request of, Asimov's widow Janet Asimov.

In 1948 he also wrote a spoof science article, "The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline". At the time, Asimov was preparing for his own doctoral dissertation. Fearing a prejudicial reaction from his Ph.D. evaluation board, he asked his editor that it be released under a pseudonym, yet it appeared under his own name. During his oral examination shortly thereafter, Asimov grew concerned at the scrutiny he received. At the end of the examination, one evaluator turned to him, smiling, and said "Mr. Asimov, tell us something about the thermodynamic properties of the compound thiotimoline". After a twenty-minute wait, he was summoned back into the Examination Room and congratulated as "Dr. Asimov."

Extract from Wikipedia

Foundation 01 - Prelude To Foundation
Foundation 02 - Forward the Foundation
Foundation 03 - Foundation
Foundation 04 - Foundation And Empire
Foundation 05 - Second Foundation
Foundation 06 - Foundation's Edge
Foundation 07 - Foundation And Earth
Foundation 08 - Foundation's Fear
Fantastic Voyage II - Destination Brain
Robot 02 - The Caves of Steel
Robot 03 - Naked Sun
Robot 04 - The Robots of Dawn
Robot 05 - Robots & Empire
Robot 06 - The Bicentennial Man
Robot 06 - The Stars Like Dust
Robot City 01 - Odyssey
Robot City 02 - Suspicion
Robot City 03 - Cyborg
Robot City 06 - Perihelion
Robot Dreams
Robots & Aliens 3 - Intruder
Robots & Aliens 4 - Alliance
Robots In Time 1 - Predator
Robots In Time 3 - Warrio
The Fun They Had
The Gods Themselves

11.24 MB

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Sunday, November 05, 2006


A bestselling author for many years, since early books such as Coma were the basis for successful films, Robin Cook has written twenty-one novels (most recently Toxin and Vector). Originally residing and practising in Boston, he now lives and works in Florida.

-Coma (.html)
-Brain (.html)
-Fever (.txt)
-Harmful Intent (.txt)
-Godplayer (.txt)
-Mindbend (.txt)
-Outbreak (.txt)
-Mutation (.txt)
-Vital Signs (.txt)
-Blindsight (.txt)
-Acceptable Risk (.html)
-Contagion (.txt)
-Chromosome 6 (.html)
-Invasion (.html)
-Toxin (.rtf)
-Abduction (.txt)
-Seizure (.txt)

3.40 MB

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Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan is the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he is best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina and holds an undergraduate degree in physics from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He is a history buff and served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.

The Eye of the World (15 January 1990)
The Great Hunt (15 November 1990)
The Dragon Reborn (15 October 1991)
The Shadow Rising (15 September 1992)
The Fires of Heaven (15 October 1993)
Lord of Chaos (15 October 1994)
A Crown of Swords (15 May 1996)
The Path of Daggers (20 October 1998)
Winter's Heart (9 November 2000)
Crossroads of Twilight (7 January 2003)
Knife of Dreams (11 October 2005)

5.75 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 11:51 PM | 3 comments
Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon

Best known today for his exciting blockbuster novels, Sidney Sheldon is the author of The Best Laid Plans, Nothing Lasts Forever, The Stars Shine Down, The Doomsday Conspiracy, Memories of Midnight, The Sands of Time, Windmills of the Gods, If Tomorrow Comes, Master of the Game, Rage of Angels, Bloodline, A Stranger in the Mirror, and The Other Side of Midnight. Almost all have been number-one international bestsellers. His first book, The Naked Face, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "the best first mystery of the year" and received an Edgar Award. Most of his novels have become major feature films or TV miniseries, and there are more than 275 million copies of his books in print throughout the world.

--The Naked Face
--A Stranger in the Mirror
--If Tomorrow Comes
--The Doomsday Conspiracy
--Nothing Lasts Forever
--Tell Me Your Dreams
--Are You Afraid of the Dark?

4.2 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 11:49 PM | 2 comments
Keith Douglass

Keith Douglass

Keith Douglass writes in the bestselling tradition of Tom Clancy, Larry Bond,
and Charles D. Taylor. His Carrier and SEAL Team Seven novels capture, with
stunning authenticity, the vivid reality of international combat.


Viper Strike
Armageddon Mode
Typhoon Season
Point Operations
The Art of War
Island Warrior
First Strike
Terror at Dawn

SEAL Team Seven

SEAL Team Seven #10
Team Seven #11
SEAL Team Seven #12
Bloodstorm: SEAL Team Seven #13
Deathblow: SEAL Team Seven #14
Ambush: SEAL Team Seven #15
Counterfire: SEAL Team Seven #16
Payback: SEAL Team Seven #17
Deadly Force: SEAL Team Seven #18

22 Books
6.40 MB

Five more carrier books by Keith Douglass.

Carrier 15 - Enemies
Carrier 17 - The Art of War
Carrier 18 - Island Warriors
Carrier 19 - First Strike
Carrier 20 - Hellfire

1.4 mb

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Saturday, October 28, 2006
Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts - Ever After
Nora Roberts - In The Garden 02 - Black Rose
Nora Roberts - Irish Hearts 2 - Irish Hearts
Nora Roberts - Jackie's Story 3 - lawless
Nora Roberts - The Villa
Nora Roberts - Winter Rose
Nora Roberts The Quinns' Christmas
Public Secrets - Nora Roberts
Roberts, Nora - Divine Evil
Roberts, Nora - Lawless
Roberts, Nora - Night Tales 2 - Night Shield.lit
Roberts, Nora - O'Hurleys 01 - The Last Honest Woman.lit
Roberts, Nora - Once more with feeling
Roberts, Nora - Public Secrets
Roberts, Nora - Quinn 03 - Inner Harbor.lit
Roberts, Nora - Quinn Brothers 2 - Rising Tides.lit
Roberts, Nora - Quinn Brothers 3 - Inner Harbor.lit
Roberts, Nora - Stars Of Mithra 1 - Hidden Star (1997).lit
Roberts, Nora - Table for Two.lit
Roberts, Nora (JD Robb) - Dallas 21 - Divided in Death

file size : 5.8 MB

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Friday, October 27, 2006
Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean is a superb author if you haven't read his books, you should.
He usually writes military or spy thrillers, and his books always end with a
twist. Even when you've gotten to know his style and you think you know what the twist will be, you don't. - by Try it

Bear Island
Black Shrike
In Books:

-H.M.S. Ulysses
-The Last Frontier
-The Black Shrike
-The Satan Bug
-Ice Station Zebra
-Where Eagles Dare
-Force Ten From Naverone
-Puppet on a Chain
-The Way to Dusty Death
-The Golden Gate
-San Andreas

Fear Is The Key
Force Ten From Naverone
Golden Gate
Golden Rendezvous
Guns Of Navarone
HMS Ulysses
Ice Station Zebra
Last Frontier
Night Without End
Puppet On A Chain
River Of Death
San Andreas
Satan Bug
South By Java Head
Time Of The Assassins
Way To Dusty Death
When Eight Bells Toll
Where Eagles Dare

8.40 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 11:01 PM | 2 comments
Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum

American thriller writer whose violent, fast-paced books have sold some 290 million copies worldwide. Ludlum started his literary career relatively late, after working in the theatre, both as actor and producer. Ludlum's special skill is to capture the imagination of his readers from the first pages, and keep them absorbed in the story. Although critics considered his style melodramatic and the plots unbelievable, the author often used material from current events in international politics. Characteristic for Ludlum's stories is a paranoid view of the world, in which global corporations and shadowy military and governmental organizations undermine the international status quo. Heroes are thrown into a web of intrigues, where they do not know who is their real friend and who is the enemy. Finally, against all odds, they defeat seemingly superior adversaries.
The Bourne Identity (1980) started a series of novels, in which an American counter-assassin and his nearly superhuman opponent, Carlos, confront in different parts of the world. The character of Carlos was partly based on the Venezuelan-born terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who in real life was captured in 1994 in Sudan. Carlos the Jackal has been linked to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1872 and other acts of terrorism. He is serving a life sentence in a French prison. In The Bourne Identity the protagonist is found half-dead and without memory of who he is. It gradually turns out that he is David Webb, a young Far East scholar. Webb has got a new identity from CIA as Jason Bourne to kill Carlos, another assassin, but is betrayed by the officials. The Bourne Supremacy brought on the stage Bourne's sadistic doppelganger, who has started to execute people in Hong Kong. In the third novel, The Bourne Ultimatum, the showdown between Carlos and Bourne was set in Russia. "The Bourne Supremacy may be Mr. Ludlum's most overwrought, speciously motivated, spuriously complicated story to date. It's difficult to tell whether he's writing worse or it's just getting easier to spot his tricks. And yet - shameful to admit - one keeps reading. Is it the violence of the action? The adolescence of the fantasy? The maddening convolutions of the plot? Whatever, the effect is like dessert after certain rich meals. It's too much. One shouldn't. One doesn't really feel like it. ''Oh, my God,'' one gasps, contemplating the enormity of it. And promptly devours the entire concoction." (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times, March 6, 1986) The fourth novel in the series, The Bourne Legacy (2004), was written by Eric Van Lustbader (b. 1946), who has blended in his earlier works ninja mysticism, eroticism, exotic locations, and government corruption.

In Ludlum's novels multinational right-wing intrigues were often born from economic reasons. He also drew parallels between the Nazis and modern day fanatics striving for power. "When the chaos becomes intolerable, it would be their excuse to march in military units and assume the controls, initially with martial law,'' speculates one of Ludlum's characters in The Aquitaine Progression (1984). In The Matarese Circle (1979) CIA and KGB join their forces, like United States and the Soviet Union during World War II, to fight against a circle of terrorists plotting against superpowers. The Matarese dynasty returned again in The Matarese Countdown (1997), in which its members have infiltrated the CIA and try to establish a new world economic order.

Ludlum also published books under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder (Trevayne and The Cry of the Halidon) and Micheal Shepherd (The Road to Gandolpho) - the latter was written in humorist style. - Ludlum died of a heart attack on March 12, 2001, in Naples, Florida.

Extract from:

The Bourne Supremacy
Matlock Paper
The Cassandra Compact
The Matarese Countdown
The Road To Omaha
Aquataine Progression

2.79 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:59 PM | 1 comments
David Morrell

David Morrell

David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. In 1960, at the age of seventeen, he became a fan of the classic television series, Route 66, about two young men in a Corvette traveling the United States in search of America and themselves. The scripts by Stirling Silliphant so impressed Morrell that he decided to become a writer.

In 1966, the work of another writer (Hemingway scholar Philip Young) prompted Morrell to move to the United States, where he studied with Young at Penn State and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in American literature. There, he also met the distinguished fiction writer William Tenn (real name Philip Klass), who taught Morrell the basics of fiction writing. The result was First Blood, a novel about a returned Vietnam veteran suffering from post-trauma stress disorder who comes into conflict with a small-town police chief and fights his own version of the Vietnam War.

That "father" of all modern action novels was published in 1972 while Morrell was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. He taught there from 1970 to 1986, simultaneously writing other novels, many of them national bestsellers, such as The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for a highly rated NBC miniseries starring Robert Mitchum). Eventually wearying of two professions, he gave up his tenure in order to write full time.

Shortly afterward, his fifteen-year-old son Matthew was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and died in 1987, a loss that haunts not only Morrell's life but his work, as in his memoir about Matthew, Fireflies, and his novel Desperate Measures, whose main character has lost a son.

"The mild-mannered professor with the bloody-minded visions," as one reviewer called him, Morrell is the author of twenty-eight books, including such novels of international intrigue as The Fifth Profession, Assumed Identity, and Extreme Denial (set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he now lives with his wife, Donna). His most recent publication is the dark-suspense thriller Creepers.

Morrell is the co-president of the International Thriller Writers organization ( Noted for his research, he is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School for wilderness survival as well as the G. Gordon Liddy Academy of Corporate Security. He is also an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He has been trained in firearms, hostage negotiation, assuming identities, executive protection, and anti-terrorist driving, among numerous other action skills that he describes in his novels. With eighteen million copies in print, his work has been translated into twenty-six languages.

More Info:

Assumed Identity
Fraternity of the Stone
Brotherhood of the Rose
Covenant of The Flame
Desperate Measures
Rambo 1 - First Blood
The League of night and Fog
The Protector

3.11 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:59 PM | 1 comments
James Patterson

James Patterson

Alex Cross 01 - Along Came a Spider

"Along Came a Spider is a first-rate thriller-fasten your seatbelts and keep the lights on!"
-Sidney Sheldon

"Along Came a Spider is the rarity—a psychological thriller that truly breaks new ground as James Patterson brilliantly explores dark crevices of the aberrant mind. Detective Alex Cross is real and fascinating! When can I meet Cross again? Soon. I hope. Spider is a sure winner; Cross is the fictional detective of the nineties!"
-Ann Rule

"All at once comes Along Came a Spider, with terror and suspense that graps the reader and won't let go. Just try running away from this one."
-Ed McBain
Alex Cross 02 - Kiss The Girls

"Patterson hit the ball out of the park with his last go-round, the bestselling Along Came a Spider. Kiss the Girls is even better."
-Dallas Morning News

"Tough to put down...ticks like a time bomb, always full of threat and tension."
-Los Angeles Times

"A ripsnorting, terrific read."
-Larry King, USA Today

"As good as a thriller can get...with Kiss the Girls, Patterson joins the elite company of Thomas Harris and John Sanford."
-San Francisco Examiner

Alex Cross 03 - Jack And Jill

Fortunately Patterson has brought back homicide detective Alex Cross....He's the kind of multilayered character that makes any plot twist seem believable. From the book's opening murder to its haunting cliff-hanger ending, Patterson has created a dark and scary thrill ride that keeps your heart pounding and your eyes glued to the pages."

"Captivating....As always, Patterson provides a fast-paced thriller full of surprising but realistic plot twists....Cross is one of the best and most likable characters in the modern thriller genre."
-San Francisco Examiner

"Cross, a brilliant homicide cop, is one of the great creations of thriller fiction."
-Dallas Morning News

"Flawless....Patterson, among the best novelists of crime stories ever, has reached his pinnacle with this one."
-Larry King, USA Today

"The pages turn rapidly, and Patterson juggles twist after twist with genuine glee."
-San Francisco Chronicle

After Along Came A Spider and Kiss The Girls, you thought James Patterson couldn't get better. You were wrong. "He's unbeatable....In Jack & Jill [he] again proves himself master of the hair-raising thriller with a climactic, double-twist ending, the trick that made his Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls memorable nail-biters."
-Buffalo News

"Quick and scary."
-New York Daily News

"Chilling....this book is hard to put down."
-Associated Press

"A gripping game of death....Through crisp crosscutting, Patterson grabs readers right from the beginning and sweeps them along toward riveting dual climaxes....It's fine, full-blooded entertainment from start to finish, with a last-page surprise."
-Publishers Weekly

Alex Cross 04 - Cat & Mouse

I've just started James Patterson's Cat & Mouse and I can't stop turning pages."
-Larry King, USA Today

"Fast-paced...the prototype thriller for today."
-San Diego Union-Tribune

"A ride on a roller-coaster whose brakes have gone out."
-Chicago Tribune

"Cat & Mouse is a pulsating game....The action is fast and furious....The pages turn in a blur....You might just finish this in one sitting. It's that kind of book."
-Rocky Mountain News

"A quick-paced adventure...with a protagonist worthy of admiration. Alex Cross is a hero. Patterson moves readers along with short chapters, snappy dialogue, and creepy chills....Read it at your own risk."
-Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"Fantastic reading entertainment...does not disappoint....The reader is deluged with horror....If you have been a James Patterson fan in the past then you are just waiting for Cat & Mouse. If you have never read any Patterson books then you should go back to Along Came a Spider and read all of the intervening stories. If you don't have time for that you can still enjoy Cat & Mouse as a stand-alone story."
-Daily Sun

Black Friday (Paperback (mass market))
Alex Cross 05 - Pop Goes the Weasel
Alex Cross 06 - Roses Are Red
Alex Cross 07 - Violets Are Blue
Alex Cross 08 - Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross 09 - The Big Bad Wolf
Alex Cross 10 - London Bridges
Club 01 - First to Die 3
Club 02 - Second Chance
Club 03 - 3rd Degree
Cradle and All
Hide and Seek
Season of the Machete
The Jester
The Lake House
When the Wind Blows

4.79 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:58 PM | 1 comments
Dale Brown

Dale Brown

Edge-of-Your-Seat Action from the Master of High-Flying Adventure. Dale Brown is the author of fourteen New York Times bestsellers, and now he soars to new heights with this outstanding, realistic thriller of warfare and global politics that rivals any headline we can imagine. On America's newest combat base, U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan and his crew of daring engineers are devising the air combat unit of the future. Known as Air Battle Force, it can launch concentrated, stealthy, precision-guided firepower to any spot on the globe within hours. And soon McLanahan and his warriors will have their first target. Chased out of Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are planning to invade the neighboring oil-rich Republic of Turkmenistan, an isolated and incredibly wealthy Central Asian state. As unsteady alliances form and forces collide, the impending battle for control of the world's largest oil deposits threatens to tear apart the tenuous peace created by America's victories in Afghanistan. Now it's up to McLanahan and a handful of American commandos half a world away, aided by an untested and unproven force of robotic warplanes, to win a war in which everyone -- even "friendly" forces at home -- wants them to fail.

Battle Born
Day Of The Cheetah
Dreamland -Strike Zone
Fatal Terrain
Flight Of The Old Dog
Leadership Material
Shadows Of Steel
Silver Tower
Sky Masters
Storming Heaven
Tin Man
Warrior Class
Wings Of Fire

5.94 MB

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Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears have been turned into commercially successful films with actors such as Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck as Clancy's most famous character Jack Ryan. As with many movie adaptations of popular novels, there is controversy amongst fans concerning the (non-)canonicity of the movies, most of which take fairly extensive liberties with the original plot. Recently, there have been talks about a movie based on the bestselling novel, Rainbow Six.

In recent years, his novels have become more political, showcasing his conservative philosophy. In the novels Executive Orders and The Bear and the Dragon, Jack Ryan is President of the United States. Some of Ryan's policies include a more aggressive War on Drugs (with an emphasis on arresting high-profile drug users to curtail demand,) and replacing the progressive income tax with a flat tax. Some fans have objected to this focus on domestic politics rather than military subjects. Of course, Clancy's political opinions were very much in evidence in previous novels; those opinions typically addressed foreign/defense policies.

Nevertheless, Clancy's books have continued to sell briskly, perhaps due to momentum from his previous popularity. Alternatively his books' popularity could be due to his ideas resonating positively with his fans. He returned, somewhat, to his earlier approach with The Bear and the Dragon, which starts off as a political novel, and metamorphoses into a war procedural two-thirds of the way through.

With the release of The Teeth of the Tiger, Clancy introduced Jack Ryan's son and two nephews as main characters. Presumably, he has retired Jack Ryan as a central character. Many fans have expressed disappointment in Clancy's recent fiction works and sales of his books have reflected the growing trend of readers turning away from Clancy.

Jack Ryan 05 - Cardinal Of The Kremlin
Jack Ryan 06 - Clear & Present Danger
Jack Ryan 07 - The Sum Of All Fears
Jack Ryan 08 - Debt of Honor
Jack Ryan 09 - Executive Orders
Net Force 05 - Point of Impact
Net Force 06 - Cybernation
Op Center 1 - Op Center
Op Center 2 - Mirror Image
Op Center 4 - Acts Of War
Op Center 5 - Balance Of Power
Op-Center 6- Divide and Conquer
Patriot Games
Red Rabbit
Red storm rising
Teeth of the Tiger
The Bear And The Dragon

10.07 MB

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Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler

The first two Pitt novels, The Mediterranean Caper and Iceberg, were relatively conventional maritime thrillers. The third, Raise the Titanic!, made Cussler's reputation and established the pattern that subsequent Pitt novels would follow: A blend of high adventure and high technology, generally involving megalomaniacal villains, lost ships, and sunken treasure.

Cussler's novels, like those of Michael Crichton are examples of techno-thrillers that do not use military plots and settings. Where Crichton strives for scrupulous realism, however, Cussler prefers fantastic spectacles and outlandish plot devices. The Pitt novels, in particular, have the anything-goes quality of the James Bond or Indiana Jones movies, while also sometimes borrowing from Alistair MacLean's novels. Pitt himself is a two-dimensional, larger-than-life hero reminiscent of Doc Savage and other characters from pulp magazines.

More Info:

Dirk Pitt 01 - Pacific Vortex
Dirk Pitt 02 - The Mediterranean Caper
Dirk Pitt 03 - Iceberg
Dirk Pitt 04 - Raise The Titanic
Dirk Pitt 06 - Night Probe
Dirk Pitt 07 - Deep Six
Dirk Pitt 08 - Cyclops
Dirk Pitt 09 - Treasure
Dirk Pitt 10 - Dragon
Dirk Pitt 11 - Sahara
Dirk Pitt 12 - Inca Gold
Dirk Pitt 13 - Shock Wave
Dirk Pitt 14 - Flood Tide
Dirk Pitt 16 - Atlantis Found
Dirk Pitt 17 - Trojan Odyssey
Dirk Pitt 18 - Valhalla Rising
Dirk Pitt 19 - Black Wind
Dirk Pitt Reveale
KA01 - Serpent
KA02 - Blue Gold
KA03 - Fire Ice
KA04 - White Death
Oregon Chronicles01 - Golden Buddha
The Sea Hunters 1
The Sea Hunters 2

10.56 MB

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Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically and commercially successful American science fiction author. He is best known for the novel Dune, and the five other novels in the series that followed it. The Dune saga dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is considered to be one of the greatest science fiction tales ever written, as well as an undeniable classic of literature in general.

Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel, and the Dune saga is the best-selling science fiction series, ever. In addition, Dune has received widespread critical acclaim, winning the Nebula Award in 1965 and sharing the Hugo Award in 1966. According to contemporary Robert A. Heinlein, Herbert's opus was "Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."

More Info:

01 - Dune
02 - Dune Messiah
03 - Children Of Dune
04 - God Emperor Of Dune
05 - Heretics of Dune
06 - Chapterhouse Dune
07 - House Atreides
08 - House Harkonne
Direct Descent
Dune - House Corrino
Dune - The Butlerian Jihad
Dune - The Machine Crusade
Dune - The Road To Dune
DV 1 - Destination Void
DV 2 - Jesus Incident
DV 3 The Lazarus Effect
DV 4 The Ascension Factor
Seed Stock
The Dosadi Experiment
The Eyes of Heisenberg
The Godmakers
The White Plague
Dune Series 1-6

11.58 MB

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E. E. Smith

E. E. Smith

Dr. Smith was born in Idaho and held a large number of menial jobs before attending the University of Idaho, where he is installed in the Alumni Hall of Fame.
His novels are generally considered to be the original space operas and offer almost non-stop action. However they are, to a fair extent, still "true" science fiction, in that they use the extrapolation of known science and, often, the extrapolation of existing and historic social and political patterns of the early to mid-twentieth century. Smith himself expressed a preference for inventing fictional technologies that were not strictly impossible (so far as the science of the day was aware) but highly unlikely: "the more unlikely the better" was his phrase.

01 Triplanetary
02 - First Lensman
Skylark Three
03 - Galactic Patrol
04 - Gray Lensmen
05 - Second Stage Lensman
06 - Children of the Lens
07 - Masters Of The Vortex
d'Alembert 05 - Appointment at Bloodstar
d'alembert 10 - Revolt Of The Galaxy
NL - New Lensman
SubSpace 1 - Subspace Explorers
The Galaxy Primes

3.93 MB

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Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith

His novels are primarily set in Africa. He wrote his first novel ('When the Lion Feeds') whilst working for Salisbury Inland Revenue. The success that it achieved encouraged him to become a full time writer.

Wilbur Smith now lives in London. He claims to have an abiding concern for the peoples and wildlife of his native continent.

In 2002, Wilbur Smith was granted the Inaugural Sport Shooting Ambassador Award by the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities.

Books by Smith often fall into one of three series, which reflect either the families that the book features, or the timeframe it is set in

Ancient Egyptian
Wilbur Smith has also written many standalone novels

B1 - Falcon Flies
B2 - Men Of Men
B3 The Angels Weep
B4 - The Leopard Hunts In Darkness
C01 - When The Lion Feeds
C02 - The Sound of Thunder
C03 - A Sparrow Falls
C04 - Elephant Song
C05 - Monsoon
C05 - The Burning Shore
C06 - Power Of The Sword
C07 - Rage
C08 - A Time To Die
C10 - Golden Fox
C11 - Birds Of Prey
C12 - Blue Horizon
Cry Wolf
E01 - River God
E02 - Seventh Scroll
E03 - Warlock
Eagle in the Sky
Gold Mine
Hungry as the Sea
Shout At The Devil
The Dark Of The Sun
The Sunbird

12.93 MB

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Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins is the principal pseudonym of British novelist Harry Patterson
(born July 27, 1929). Patterson is the author of more than sixty novels. Most
have been thrillers of various types and, since his breakthrough novel
The Eagle Has Landed in 1975, nearly all have been best-sellers.

Night of the Fox.lit
Dark Side of the Street.lit
Drink With The Devil.lit
Eagle Has Flown.lit
Eagle Has Landed.lit
East Of Desolation.lit
Hour Before Midnight.lit
Iron Tiger.lit
Last Place God Made.lit
Savage Day.lit
Season In Hell.pdf
The President's Daughter.lit
Violent Enemy.pdf
Wrath Of The Lion 1964.lit
Dark Side Of The Island.lit

4.31 MB

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Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth

Day Of The Jackal
was Frederick Forsyth's first novel. An assassin known as The Jackal is hired to kill Charles De Gaulle. We know he's going to fail, but the story is a great success despite this knowledge.

The Negotiator
is the story of a ploy to force the President of the USA to resign, or to
otherwise prevent him from signing a treaty that would be unfortunate for the bad guys.

The Dogs Of War
tells about a plan to use a team of mercenaries to take over an African country run by a dictator. The ultimate goal: to exploit the country's natural resources.

Frederick Forsyth delivers thrilling tales of Cold War espionage in The Deceiver. The book is a collection of novellas that revolve around the career of one of British intelligence's most effective operatives. Unfortunately for that operative, he is being sent by the new administration into quiet retirement on the eve of the end of the Cold War. Using a committee review of that operative's career to link the individual episodes, Forsyth provides another entertaining character in thrilling spy tales.

Fist Of God
is set in the build-up to the first Gulf War, where a British SAS operative is sent to Kuwait and then Baghdad to discover the truth about Saddam Hussein's secret weapon, code-named "The Fist of God".

Fourth Protocol
tells the story of a Russian renegade secret service chief who sends an agent to Britain to assemble and detonate a nuclear bomb near an American base. The expectation is that this will swing the upcoming election in favor of the leftists.

is set in 1999, at which time Russian politics is in a crisis. A populist Russian politician looks like he will win the upcoming presidential election, but the British secret service has obtained proof that this man will be worse than Hitler was in Germany. The British and the Americans launch a covert operation to derail this man's election campaign.

The Odessa File
is a story about the hunt to bring a WW II war criminal to justice.

The Devils Alternative
is a cold war spy thriller. We are presented with a Russian leader and an
American President trying to avoid WW III in the face of a crisis

4.69 MB

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Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton is the author of The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, The Terminal Man, The Lost World, Airframe and Timeline. He is the winner of an Edgar Award (1980; The Great Train Robbery) as well as an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America Award for the television series ER.

The Andromeda Strain (pdf)

"This book recounts the five-day history of a major American scientific crisis. As in most crises, the events surrounding the Andromeda Strain were a compound of foresight and foolishness, innocence and ignorance. Nearly everyone involved had moments of great brilliance, and moments of unaccountable stupidity...."

The Terminal Man (doc)

A relentless homicidal maniac is loose in the world.
Forty tiny electrodes are implanted in Harry Benson's brain. Through a terrifying miscalculation, this man is overwhelmed by the urge to kill for three minutes a day. Watch out for the human time bomb.

The Great Train Robbery (doc)

In Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one man navigates both worlds with ease, the rich, handsome and ingenious Edward Pierce. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the theft of the century?

Eaters of the Dead (doc)

In A.D. 922 Ibn Fadlan, the representative of the ruler of Bagdad, City of Peace, crosses the Caspian sea and journeys up the valley of the Volga on a mission to the King of Saqaliba. Before he arrives, he meets with Buliwyf, a powerful Viking chieftain who is summoned by his besieged relatives to the North. Buliwyf must return to Scandanavia and save his countrymen and families from the monsters of the mist....

Congo (html)

The legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj have seen an eight-person field exhibition die. After startling discoveries, a new expedition is sent back into the Congo--its mission, to descend into the secret world where the only way back out may be through the grisliest

Sphere (txt)

This suspense thriller opens as a 300 year old spaceship is discovered on the South Pacific Ocean floor.

Disclosure (html)

A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...A shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...A shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...The are the electrifying elements of the new novel by the author of Rising Sun and Jurassic Park. It is Michael Crichton at his galvanizing best...

Airframe (doc)

Cruising 35,000 feet above the earth, a twin-engine commercial jet encounters an accident that leaves 3 dead, 56 wounded, and the cabin in shambles. What happened? With a multi-billion-dollar company-saving deal on the line, Casey Singleton is sent by her hard-driving boss to uncover the mysterious circumstances that led to the disaster before more people die. But someone doesn't want her to find the truth.

Timeline (pdf)

This story features historians in 1999 employed by a tech billionaire-genius. He plans a theme park featuring artifacts from a lost world revived via cutting-edge science. The project's chief historian sends a distress call to 1999 from 1357, but the risks are huge

Prey (txt)

High-tech whistle-blower Jack Forman used to specialize in programming computers to solve problems by mimicking the behavior of efficient wild animals--swarming bees or hunting hyena packs, for example. Now he's unemployed and is finally starting to enjoy his new role as stay-at-home dad. All would be domestic bliss if it were not for Jack's suspicions that his wife, who's been behaving strangely and working long hours at the top-secret research labs of Xymos Technology, is having an affair. When he's called in to help with her hush-hush project, it seems like the perfect opportunity to see what his wife's been doing, but Jack quickly finds there's a lot more going on in the lab than an illicit affair. Within hours of his arrival at the remote testing center, Jack discovers his wife's firm has created self-replicating nanotechnology--a literal swarm of microscopic machines. Originally meant to serve as a military eye in the sky, the swarm has now escaped into the environment and is seemingly intent on killing the scientists trapped in the facility. The reader realizes early, however, that Jack, his wife, and fellow scientists have more to fear from the hidden dangers within the lab than from the predators without.

State of Fear (html)

Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world. From the streets of Paris, to the glaciers of Antarctica to the exotic and dangerous Solomon Islands, State of Fear takes the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear.

3.02 MB

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Ken Follett

Ken Follett

Code to Zero

He wakes up in the men's room at Union Station. He can not remember who he is or how he got there. One shocking look in the mirror tells him he is a bum however he can not believe it. Now he must find out who he is. Watch answer leads him in a different direction and we are intrigued to find more about what let to this situation.


"Jackdaws" is a thrilling historical novel set inWorld War II. Author Ken Follett tells the story through Major Felicity "Flick" Clairet of the Special Operations Executive. Her story is based on the real life of Pearl Witherington. The novel begins in Sainte Cecile, France where the Germans have taken over a château to use as their main telephone exchange. The resistance force fails miserably in their attack due to poor intelligence. Back in London, Flick puts together an all women cleaning team which succeeds in blowing up the château. This in turn allows D-Day to be a success. Unfortunately, out the original six women on the team, only two returned from the mission.
Through "Jackdaws," Follett is able to convey the unseen importance of women in the war effort. Flick and her team are a prime example of this. Through her snap decisions and ingenuity, Flick is able to outwit German Major Dieter Franck. Other members of her team are also cited for their bravery, including Jelly, an explosives expert. Despite her age of forty seven, she volunteers to be a member of the team conquering her fear of parachuting. In real life Pearl Witherington is given the civil MBE award after she is rejected for the Military Cross, given only to men. Saying she had done nothing civil, Witherington returned the award. It is women like Flick who have allowed other women to advance to where they are today.

The Pillars of the Earth

This amazing epic tale spans 12th Century England and illustrates the dynamic opposing forces of Church and State. For the duration of the novel, the royal force behind the King of England and the earls and knights that support him are contrasted with the Church's agenda. This illustrates how each force, in its own right, operated in the Middle Ages.

Tom Builder is a mason desperately trying to work enough to provide food for his family. He is building a home for the son of nobility but finds himself out of work when the son's fiancé refuses the marriage. Not only is he out of work, but is now at odds with this scorned nobleman. His family is left to wander the countryside looking for work. In the process, Tom's wife, Agnes, gives birth to their third child while laying on the cold ground of the forest. After she dies in childbirth, Tom doesn't think he can provide for the baby and elects to leave the child in the forest to die.

Phillip is a the prior of a small monastery tucked deep in the woods. His brother, Francis, shows up one day with a baby that he found in the woods. After a short time, Phillip goes to Kingsbridge, the main priory that oversees his small monastery. He winds up elected as Prior of Kingsbridge and in the process becomes the enemy of the area Bishop, sub-prior that thought he would become prior, and a local nobleman - the same scored lover that is angry with Tom Builder. Thus the lives of all of the characters are inexplicably intertwined and continue to affect each other throughout the duration of the century.

Arching over the entire story line is the desire to build the perfect cathedral that spans the generations; first on the part of Tom the builder, later on the part of his stepson Jack, and finally a contribution by Jack's daughter Sally. Follett has done a masterful job in explaining and illustrating the craftsmanship that goes into masonry, carpentry, and building the exquisite works of art that are cathedrals and churches built in the Middle Ages.

This novel weaves a story of the lives of numerous characters, one stronger and more intriguing than the next. It is a tale of love, heartbreak, violence, death, and political maneuvering. It is a story that will appeal to men and women, young and old. Ken Follett has written a breathtaking masterpiece that is impossible to be summarized accurately, but is so engrossing that as you read you will hope it will continue forever.

Paper Money

For all Ken Follet fans this is a must. In the foward of the first American release of his first novel, Follet admits that he tried too much in too little space and made things way too complicated. However, Paper Money allows us to se an established novelist when he was taking his first steps and see what lessons he learned.

If you like Follet, you will like this book. The same story teller is there. He just has learned to do it better and take his time. Avery short book with alot of story. Read it.

Storm Island

2.32 MB

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David Eddings

David Eddings



Belgarath the Sorcerer
Througout his 7000 year long life, Belgarath has beheld Events and things no other man has seen. This is Belgarath's own story about the world, from his own birth to the birth of Garion. An enthralling story about the Belgariad/Malloreon world

Polgara the Sorceress
Polgara is not as old as Belgarath but in this book we see her own story. A
story that is quite different from Belgarath's. This book reveals the answers to some of the questions about Polgara that one might have. For example, what happened during the years when she lived in Vo Wacune?


Pawn of Prophecy
The story begins in aunt Pol's kitchen at Faldor's farm where Garion is being raised. The main theme of the books is about how it is to grow up and to break up with one's old life. From his safe life at the farm, Garion is being thrown into a new life controlled by a thousand of years old prophecy - the prophecy of his and the world's destiny...

Queen of Sorcery
Garion starts to realize his own role in the world. He's playing a much more significant role than he could ever imagine - the fate of the world lies in hishands...

Magician’s Gambit
Ce'Nedra has problems believing that the prophecy speaks of the truth.
Is Uncle Wolf really the legendary sorcerer Belgarath and who is Garion?
A simple country boy on a dangerous journey? Garion and Ce'Nedra start to realize that their purpose for the world is far more complex than they first believed.

Castle of Wizardry
The orb is recaptured but more remains. Ce'Nedra's task is even greater than she can imagine. A great war is approaching and in the center is Garion and Ce'Nedra. A princess and a country boy?

Enchanter’s End Game
The moment of the prophecy is quickly approaching and Garion has to reach Cthol Mishrak in time to fight the evil one eyed god - Torak. Ce'Nedra has become the leader of an army, that has to prevail at all costs.

The Mallorean:

Guardian of the West
Garion has now fulfilled his task (or so he thinks) and has slain Torak.
Garion and Ce'Nedra are now king and queen of Riva and the world seems to be in order again. But they don't get much time for relief. Something new and unknown is afoot and Garion and Ce'Nedra's son is kidnapped. A new adventure lies in front of them...

King of the Murgos
The kidnapper has been traced down to Nyissa and Garion and Ce'Nedra are chasing her all the way to lands of the Murgos. The Dark Prophecy didn't vanish when Garion slew Torak, instead it took control of a Grolim - Zandramas. Who plans to use the child in rite to ensure the Triumph of the Dark Prophecy. In the despair Garion and Ce'Nedra finds new allinces and the hope still remains...

Demon Lord of Karanda
Garion's enemy, Zakath of Mallorea, holds them captives. As the chances of finding Zandramas are getting smaller Garions sees that Zakath is far more civilized man than he thought. But Zakath refuses to let them go and the only key to where the final Event will occur is Cyradis, a seeress from Kell...

Sorceress of Darshiva
Zandramas is still one step ahead and she has more than Garion and his furious wife to worry about. In order to succeed her task she has to be at the Place Which is No More before the king of Riva. Although she has great forces at her disposal Garion and his wife still threaten her in their endless pursuit.

The Seeress of Kell
The final event is getting closer and Garion still has no clue where the Place Which is No More is located. The only person who can tell that is Cyradis, the seeress from Kell. In order to find out where the place of the event is, Zandramas uses her black magic to force that knowledge from one person of Garion's party. Although the long odds are on Zandramas' side, Garion will never give up his son. No matter what happens...

2.87 MB


The Diamond Throne
Knight Sparhawk has returned from a country far, far away. He has been away for 10 years now, ordered to leave due to the corruption of the Elenian state. Now he has returned to see that justice is done. But the descendant of the throne, queen Ehlana has been poisoned and the only thing that will heal her is Bhelliom, a magic gem. But there are more things afoot than the attempted murder on the queen's life...

The Ruby Knight
The crystal block that Sephrenia, Vanion and 11 other Pandion have created to sustain Ehlana's life is getting weaker and weaker and Sparhawk has to hurry. The attack on Ehlana is not the only problem out there, somethings much more significant is happening.

Saphire Rose
As they get closer and closer to the solution they realize that their enemies
are far more dangerous and their allies far greater than they could ever imagine. Bhelliom seems to be more than a stone, far more powerful than Sparhawk could ever imagine. And who is Sparhawk really, an ordinary knight?

1.36 MB

Tamuli Series:

Domes of Fire
Peace has returned to the world, or so it seems. Ehlana and Sparhawk have settled down in Cimmura. But soon problems arises in the Tamuli empire and emissaries are sent in order to call for Anakha (.a.k.a. Sparhawk) who is said to be the only one who can deal with it...

The Shining Ones
Within the enemy lines there are Trolls, vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls, Ogres and now even the horrifying mythical Shining Ones are being sighted. In order to fight them Sparhawk must recover the Bhelliom that Aphrael hid in the sea. Bhelliom is the only force strong enough to fight them.

The Hidden City
Sparhawk must free the Troll Gods locked within the Bhelliom to fight his enemies. But Cyrgon has used the forbidden spells and has conjured up Klæl, an ancient evil force as old as Bhelliom. The world's destiny lies in the hands of Anakha, warrior of the Bhelliom...

1.18 MB

Dreamer Series:

The Elder Gods
David and Leigh Eddings introduce readers to their newly minted Land of Dhrall with The Elder Gods, the first book in the four-book Dreamers Saga. Dhrall is under the gentle rule of four gods representing the four compass points. These gods are reaching the end of their terms of power when the god of the North brings four children who are destined to take over for them into his siblings' lairs. The children are dreamers and able to see the possible outcome of battles in a coming war with the evil creature that controls the wasteland at the center of Drahll's map. Thus, the gods and their young charges undertake quests to hire mercenary armies and thwart the initial invasion into their lands.

The Treasured One
The Vlagh has turned its attention from the lands of the goddess Zelana
(The Elder Gods) to her brother, Veltan, ruler of the peaceful farming land
around the Falls of Vash. These gentle villagers are Vlaghís obstacles as it
breeds a hideous army to annihilate the world. Determined to protect his people and his lands, Omago, Veltanís human friend, works with the heroes from Zelanaís domain to raise a defense. But the gods and the humans have overlooked one person: Jalkan, an outlander, who is unleashing soldiers to corral innocent villagers and convert them to his ìreligionî of the Amar--ìthe one true god.î He covets the gold that Zelena and Veltan promised their mercenaries. And what are a few innocent deaths if they result in more gold for Jalkan and the rest of
his empire?

0.61 MB

Other Books:

High Hunt
The group around dan's brother had been held together by a mutual taste for liquor and endless arguments. Now, high in the mountains on a quest to see who could bag the biggest deer, old jealousies and hatreds were being dusted off and revived. Everyone knew an explosion was coming. No one knew who would survive. And none of them were willing to turn back. Reissue.

Regina's Song
Regina and Renata are truly identical twins. They are so strikingly alike, even their mother can't tell them apart. Since their DNA is identical and their infantfootprint records were lost by the hospital, no one can be sure which is which. This doesn't bother the twins. In fact, they're inseparable--until one of the young women is murdered. The other has no memory of the event, no idea who she is. In her near-total amnesia, she can remember only family friend Mark, who has always been a surrogate big brother to the twins. And Mark finds himself fearing that the effects of the trauma don't end with amnesia, for now a series of vicious murders terrorizes Seattle, accompanied by the howl of wolves....

The Redemption of Althalus
As the first stand-alone one-volume epic fantasy by the popular Eddings team (whose series include The Belgariad; The Malloreon and The Elenium), this hefty saga about Good trouncing Evil plumps an engaging young reprobate hero into the arms of aDliterallyDdivine feline heroine. A professional thief and occasional murderer, Althalus accepts a commission to steal a supernatural tome known as the Book. When he arrives at the mysterious House at the End of the World, a lissome black cat with emerald eyes turns out to be the fertility goddess Dweia. Together they enlist a Mission Improbable team to out-sorcel the assorted villains marshaled by the sorcerer Ghend, who is bent on converting this
medieval-like world from the worship of Dweia's good god-brother, Deiwos, to awful servitude under their wicked sibling Daeva. Plenty of derring-do spices up the first two-thirds of this jolly romp, and some zingy flashes of wit home in neatly on stuffy human institutions like overorganized religion and landed aristocracies. Unfortunately, the Eddingses can't resist a lengthy time-traveling reprise, which drags the story down into so-so conventionality.

1.38 MB

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Greg Illes

Greg Illes

Greg Iles was born in Germany, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. His first novel, SPANDAU PHOENIX, a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1992 and became a New York Times bestseller.


The Footprints of God

"My name is David Tennant, M.D. I'm professor of ethics at the University of Virginia Medical School, and if you're watching this tape, I'm dead." Tennant works for Project Trinity, a secret government organization attempting to build a quantum-level supercomputer. Using advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques, Tennant and five other top scientists have supplied Trinity, the experimental computer, with molecular copies of themselves as models for a neurological operating system. As Trinity comes to life, the men who control the experiment begin to split into competing factions, each determined to use the computer for his own ends. When Tennant tries to shut the project down because of ethical considerations, he is marked for death by the beautiful but physically and psychologically scarred Geli Bauer, head of security. Iles writes himself onto a high wire that stretches over a dangerous fictional chasm as Tennant begins to have narcoleptic seizures and see life through the eyes of Jesus Christ. That this talented author makes it to the other side without falling is testament to his ingenuity and intelligence. Armageddon looms as nuclear missiles streak toward the United States, and the fate of mankind rests on Tennant's ability to reason with the omnipotent Trinity. Readers interested in the exploration of religious themes without the usual New Age blather or window-dressed dogma will snap up this novel of cutting-edge science.


24 Hours

Hickey is a con-man and kidnapper who targets his victims with care. By staying with the person who has the money - and by checking the amount is affordable for them - he has never yet had to kill. But when he tries to rip Will Jenning's family apart he gets more than he bargained for.


Sleep No More

John Waters is a successful petroleum geologist with the perfect family. Then one day his world is turned inside out by a single word spoken from the lips of the stunning Eve Sumner. One solitary word that takes him back a decade to another woman and the most passionate of affairs. Mallory Candler was the quintessential Southern Belle. But her captivating beauty and intelligence hid a dark side that John Waters couldn't handle. Mallory loved John with a deep seething passion that threatened to destroy them both, and despite his infatuation he ended their affair. Sometime later her body was found raped and murdered on a New Orleans pier. When John and Eve meet two days later at a cocktail party her parting gesture is a slight squeeze of his hand and the words "You weren't wrong about what I said; it's me John." His blood runs cold. How does Eve Sumner know so many secrets about his past with Mallory Candler? Was their first meeting cleverly orchestrated or simply fate?


Black Cross

It is 1944. The world awaits the Allied invasion of Europe. Churchill has learned that Nazi scientists have developed Sarin--a new weapon that could turn the tide for Hitler. Two men--a pacifist American doctor and a fanatical Jewish assassin--must embark on a murderous mission into Germany. Their target--a human hell where Jews fuel Hitler's last hope.



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Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen Ray Lawhead is an American writer known for novels, both fantasy and science fiction.

Beginning in 1981, Stephen Lawhead began to author novels, initially fantasy and
science fiction. Most of these had a slant towards the Christian beliefs he holds. He moved to Oxford, England in 1986 to do research for The Pendragon Cycle, a reinterpretation of the legend of King Arthur in a Celtic setting combined with elements of Atlantis. Following this work he became more interested in Celtic history and culture, especially Celtic Christianity. The Song of Albion Trilogy prompted a return to England, having left in 1987. This was a series of books set between the Celtic Otherworld and present-day Britain. In 1996 he published Byzantium, a work of pure historical fiction. Since then his work has moved more towards the historical, with The Celtic Crusades set at the time of the Crusades and Patrick which follows the historical life of Saint Patrick.

Many of his books are in series following a common theme:

Dragon King trilogy:

* In the Hall of the Dragon King (1982)
* The Warlords of Nin (1983)
* The Sword and the Flame (1984)

Empyrion Saga:

* Empyrion I: The Search for Fierra (1985)
* Empyrion II: The Siege of Dome (1986)

The Pendragon Cycle:

* Taliesin (1987)
* Merlin (1988)
* Arthur (1989)
* Pendragon (1994)
* Grail (1997)

The Song of Albion:

* The Paradise War (1991)
* The Silver Hand (1992)
* The Endless Knot (1993)

The Celtic Crusades:

* The Iron Lance (1998)
* The Black Rood (2000)
* The Mystic Rose (2001)

Hero (With Ross Lawhead):

* City Of Dreams (2003)
* Rogue Nation (2004) unpublished
* World Without End (2005) unpublished

He has also written several stand-alone novels:

* Dream Thief (1983)
* Byzantium (1996)
* Avalon (1999) — related to the Pendragon Cycle
* Patrick (2003) 1.08 MB 2.79 MB 1.13 MB 1.57 MB

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Raymond E. Feist

Raymond E. Feist

Raymond E. Feist is an American author, mostly specialising in fantasy fiction.
In his books Feist describes the fictional worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.

The Riftwar Saga

The Riftwar Saga is the first trilogy written by Raymond E. Feist. The books take place on the worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.

1. Magician (1982)
This book was later republished (in 1992) with previously omitted text
restored. Also published in two parts:
1. Magician: Apprentice (1982)
2. Magician: Master (1982)

2. Silverthorn (1985)
3. A Darkness at Sethanon (1985)

Krondor's Sons

These works feature many of the characters from the Riftwar trilogy and are set
some years later. They revolve around the sons of Arutha, the prince of Krondor,
and set the stage for The Serpentwar Saga.

1. Prince of the Blood (1989)
2. The King's Buccaneer (1992)

The Empire Trilogy

These books (co-authored by Janny Wurts) are set entirely in Kelewan and are
somewhat contemporaneous with the Riftwar trilogy. One major Riftwar character
('Pug'/'Milamber') appears briefly. The series has a much stronger focus on
intrigue and political maneuvering than the former series.

1. Daughter of the Empire (1987)
2. Servant of the Empire (1990)
3. Mistress of the Empire (1992)

The Serpentwar Saga

These books are set five decades after the Riftwar trilogy

1. Shadow of a Dark Queen (1994)
2. Rise of a Merchant Prince (1995)
3. Rage of a Demon King (1995)
4. Shards of a Broken Crown (1998)

Riftwar Legacy

These books are set a few years after the Riftwar trilogy but before Prince of
the Blood.

1. Krondor: The Betrayal (1998) (novelization of the computer game Betrayal at
2. Krondor: The Assassins (1999)
3. Krondor: Tear of the Gods (1999) (novelization of the computer game Return
to Krondor)
4. Krondor: The Crawler (TBA)
5. Krondor: The Dark Mage (TBA)

Legends of the Riftwar

These books are set during the Riftwar, and occasionally feature "cameo appearances"
by favourite characters belonging to the co-author (except for Murder in LaMut
where the "guest" characters are in the thick of the action).

1. Honoured Enemy (2001) (with William R. Forstchen)
2. Murder in LaMut (2002) (with Joel Rosenberg)
3. Jimmy the Hand (2003) (with S. M. Stirling)

Conclave of Shadows

These books, while set in Midkemia, are geographically separated from the earlier books and connect only peripherally as yet. Additionally, they are set about 30 years past the time of the Serpentwar.

1. Talon of the Silver Hawk (2002)
2. King of Foxes (2003)
3. Exile's Return (2004)

Darkwar Saga

This will be one of the final sagas about Midkemia, covering the 3rd Riftwar.
Future series will be set in Midkemia between this series and the 4th Riftwar
(which will only be one or two books long), depending partly on interest from

1. Flight Of The Nighthawks (2005)
2. Into a Dark Realm (September 2006)
3. Wrath of a Mad God (TBA)

In Chronological order:

* The Riftwar Saga
o Legends of the Riftwar
o The Empire Trilogy
* Riftwar Legacy
* Krondor's Sons
* The Serpentwar Saga
* Conclave of Shadows
* Darkwar Saga 0.80 MB 0.86 MB 1.49 MB 0.95 MB 1.98 MB 0.70 MB

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R. A. Salvatore

R. A. Salvatore

Robert Anthony Salvatore is a science-fiction and fantasy author best known for
his Forgotten Realms and Star Wars novels.During his time at Fitchburg State
College, he became interested in literature, especially fantasy, after reading
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, given to him by a friend while in high
school. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from his
university, and later returned to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English.

In 1982 he started writing more seriously, developing a manuscript he titled
Echoes of the Fourth Magic. He went on to publish several series of books in the
Forgotten Realms campaign world, while lately his popularity surged due to his
Demon Wars sagas and his two Star Wars books.

His trademark character is Drizzt Do'Urden, a drow, or dark elf, portrayed
against the stereotypes of his race, and who fights for what he believes is
right. The Drow way of life never appealed to him, and he sought to make it
better, eventually by travelling to the surface. Drizzt's weapons of choice are
two scimitars, Twinkle and Icingdeath. His nemesis is Artemis Entreri, a human
assassin who epitomises the opposite of Drizzt's beliefs. Drizzt also encounters
many allies on the surface, all of which have their own story, and bit of
personality to add.

Forgotten Realms

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

* The Crystal Shard (1988)
* Streams of Silver (1989)
* The Halfling's Gem (1990)

The Dark Elf Trilogy

* Homeland (1990)
* Exile (1990)
* Sojourn (1991)

Legacy of the Drow

* The Legacy (1992)
* Starless Night (1993)
* Siege of Darkness (1994)
* Passage to Dawn (1996)

Paths of Darkness

* The Silent Blade (1998)
* The Spine of the World (1999)
* Servant of the Shard (2001)
* Sea of Swords (2001)

The Cleric Quintet

* Canticle (1991)
* In Sylvan Shadows (1992)
* Night Masks (1992)
* The Fallen Fortress (1993)
* The Chaos Curse (1994)

The Hunter's Blades Trilogy

* The Thousand Orcs (2002)
* The Lone Drow (2003)
* The Two Swords (2004)

The Sellsword's Trilogy

* Servant of the Shard (2000)
* The Promise of the Witch King (2005)
* Road of the Patriarch (2006)

War of the Spider Queen

* Dissolution (written by Richard Lee Byers) (2002)
* Insurrection (written by Thomas M. Reid) (2002)
* Condemnation (written by Richard Baker) (2003)
* Extinction (written by Lisa Smedman) (2004)
* Annihilation (written by Philip Athans) (2004)
* Resurrection (written by Paul S. Kemp) (2005)

The Spearwielder's Tales

* The Woods Out Back (1993)
* The Dragon's Dagger (1994)
* Dragonslayer's Return (1995)

Demon Wars

* The Highwayman (2004)
* Trial by Fire (2001)

Demon Wars Saga

* The Demon Awakens (1997)
* The Demon Spirit (1998)
* The Demon Apostle (1999)

Demon's War (Second Saga)

* Mortalis (2000)
* Ascendance (2001)
* Transcendence (2001)
* Immortalis (2003)

Crimson Shadow

* The Sword of Bedwyr (1994)
* Luthien's Gamble (1996)
* The Dragon King (1996) 4.38 MB 3.11 MB 2.03 MB 2.05 MB

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Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey

Anne Inez McCaffrey is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series.


Doona Trilogy:

Decision at Doona
Crisis on Doona
Treaty at Doona

Get Off the Unicorn

Planet Pirate Series:

Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet Survivors
The Death of Sleep
Generation Warriors

The Coelura

Black Horses for the King

No One Noticed the Cat

Brain Ships:

The Ship Who Sang
The Ship Who Searched
The City Who Fought
The Ship Avenged
The Ship Who Won
The Ship Errant

The Talents

Historical Notes:

To Ride Pegasus
Pegasus in Flight
Pegasus in Space
The Rowan
Damia's Children
Lyon's Pride
The Tower and the Hive

Crystal Singer Series:

Crystal Singer
Crystal Line

The Peytabee Series:

Powers That Be
Power Lines

Freedom Series:

Freedom’s Landing
Freedom’s Choice
Freedom’s Challenge
Freedom’s Ransom

Books of Pern:

1. Dragons Dawn
2. The Chronicles Of Pern: First Fall

SS Runner of Pern:
3. Dragonseye
4. Moreta: Dragon Lady Of Pern
5. Nerilka's Story

SS Beyond Between:
6. The Master Harper of Pern

Dragonriders of Pern Trilogy:
7. Dragonflight
8. Dragonquest
9. The White Dragon

Harper Hall Trilogy:
13.Renegades of Pern
14.All the Weyrs of Pern
15.The Dolphins of Pern
16.The Skies of Pern
17.Dragon’s Kin
18 Dragonsblood

File Size:- 13 mb

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Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz grew up in desperate poverty under the tyranny of a violent alcoholic
father (Koontz's father served time in prison for trying to murder him). Despite
his traumatic childhood, Koontz put himself through Shippensburg University of
Pennsylvania (then known as Shippensburg State College), and in 1967 went to work as an English teacher at Mechanicsburg High School. In his spare time he wrote his first novel, Star Quest, which was published in 1968. From there he went on to write over a dozen more science fiction novels.

In the 1970s, Koontz began publishing mainstream suspense and horror fiction,
under his own name as well as under several pseudonyms; Koontz has stated he
used pen names after several editors convinced him that authors who switched
genre fell victim to "negative crossover": alienating established fans, while
simultaneously not picking up any new fans. Known pseudonyms include Deanna Dwyer, K. R. Dwyer, Aaron Wolfe, David Axton, Brian Coffey, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Owen West, and Richard Paige. Currently some of those novels are sold under Koontz's real name.

Koontz's breakthrough novel was Whispers (1980). Several of his books have
reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Koontz is renowned for his skill at writing suspenseful page-turners. His
strengths also include memorable characters, original ideas, and ability to
blend horror, fantasy and humour. Koontz has been criticized for his tendency to
include too many similes and therefore to drag out descriptions, his frequent use of similar plotting structures, and a tendency to moralize heavily.

Arguably, most of Koontz's work can still be classified as science fiction, as
he tries to create plausible, consistent explanations for the unusual, fantastic
events featured in most of his novels.

A Darkness in my Soul.lit
A Werewolf Among Us.lit
Blood Risk.lit
Dark Rivers of the Heart.lit
Demon seed.lit
False memory.lit
Fear Nothing.lit
Fear that Man.lit
Flesh in the Furnace.lit
Frankenstein - Prodigal Son.lit
Life Expectancy.lit
Mr. Murder.lit
Night chills.lit
Odd Thomas.lit
One Door Away From Heaven.lit
Santa's Twin.lit
Seize The Night.lit
Soft Come The Dragons.lit
Sole Survivor.lit
Strange Highways.lit
The Book Of Counted Sorrows.lit
The Door To December.lit
The Haunted Earth.lit
The Mask.lit
Time Thieves.lit
Winter Moon.lit

Files 1-5 = 2.38 MB
File 6 = 0.81 MB

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Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks mainly writes high fantasy, and has also written several movie
novelizations. His first novel, The Sword of Shannara, was an immediate bestseller, but some critics accused Brooks of having plagiarized the plot from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - something that he strenuously denies. The chief similarity is that it is a heroic fantasy featuring various races who form an alliance against a dark lord and set out on a quest to defeat him.

The Sword of Shannara Trilogy

1. First King of Shannara (prelude) (1996)
2. The Sword of Shannara (1977)
3. The Elfstones of Shannara (1982)
4. The Wishsong of Shannara (1985)

The Heritage of Shannara Tetralogy

1. The Scions of Shannara (1990)
2. The Druid of Shannara (1991)
3. The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992)
4. The Talismans of Shannara (1993)

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara

1. Ilse Witch (2000)
2. Antrax (2001)
3. Morgawr (2002)

High Druid of Shannara

1. Jarka Ruus (2003)
2. Tanequil (2004)
3. Straken (2005)

Magic Kingdom of Landover series

1. Magic Kingdom For Sale -- SOLD! (1986)
2. The Black Unicorn (1987)
3. Wizard at Large (1988)
4. The Tangle Box (1994)
5. Witches' Brew (1995)

The Word & the Void series

Main article: The Word & the Void

1. Running with the Demon (1997)
2. A Knight of the Word (1998)
3. Angel Fire East (1999) 3.5 mb

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Tad Williams

Tad Williams

Robert Paul "Tad" Williams is the author of several fantasy
and science fiction novels, including Tailchaser's Song; the Memory, Sorrow, and
Thorn series; the Otherland series and The War of the Flowers.

Williams is currently writing the Shadowmarch series, the first volume of which
was published in November, 2004. He plans a return to the world of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn in A Chronicle of Stone, though this project has been considerably delayed due to other writing commitments.

Tailchaser's Song

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn:
Book 1 - The Dragonbone Chair (Hardcover 1988, Paperback 1989)
Book 2 - Stone of Farewell (Hardcover 1990, Paperback 1991)
Book 3 - To Green Angel Tower (Hardcover 1993)
Book 3 was split into 2 parts for Paperback publication (1994):
o To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 a. k. a. To Green Angel Tower: Siege in UK edition
o To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 a. k. a. To Green Angel Tower: Storm in UK edition

Book 1 - City of Golden Shadow (Hardcover 1996, Paperback 1998)
Book 2 - River of Blue Fire (Hardcover 1998, Paperback 1999)
Book 3 - Mountain of Black Glass (Hardcover 1999, Paperback 2000)
Book 4 - Sea of Silver Light (Hardcover 2001, Paperback 2002)

Shadowmarch, Volume I

6.90 MB

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James Clavell


James Clavell is a half-Irish Englishman, born in Canada and educated in Portsmouth. He served as a captain in the Royal Artillery during the war. In 1942 he was captured by the Japanese and sent to Changi. It was on his experience in Changi that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. The interest in Asia, its people and culture continued with TAI-PAN, a tale of Canton and Hong Kong in the mid-19th century and the founding of an Anglo-Chinese trading company, Struan's. This was followed by the classic SHOGUN, the story of Japan during the period two centuries before when Europe first began to make an impact on the island people of the Rising Sun. NOBLE HOUSE, the fourth novel in the Asian saga, continued the story of Struan's, the Hong Kong trading company, as the winds of change blew through the Far East. GAI-JIN is the third novel in the Asian saga set twenty years after the end of TAI-PAN.

Shogun (1975)
John Blackthorne, whose dream is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, to wrest control of the trade between Japan and China from the Portuguese, and to return home a man of wealth and position.
Toranaga, the most powerful feudal lord in Japan, who strives and schemes to seize ultimate power by becoming Shogun - supreme military dictator - and to unite the warring samurai fiefdoms under his own masterful and farsighted leadership.
Lady Mariko, a Catholic convert whose conflicting loyalties to the Church and her country are compounded when she falls in love with Blackthorne, the barbarian intruder.
Shogun is a huge, exotic, blood-stained canvas of sixteen century but still
medieval Japan, rival war-lords and proselytizing Jesuits, geishas, eppuku,
samurai with death-wish and a shipwrecked Elizabethan.

Gai-Jin (1993)
It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House, and heir to the title Tai-pan, stands Malcolm Struan who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga.

6 Books, 5.06 MB

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Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader (he dropped his middle name Van, for several years due to a
confusion about his last name) was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He is
the author of more than twenty best-selling novels, including 'The Ninja', in
which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fiction's most loved and
enduring heroes, 'Black Heart', 'Angel Eyes', 'The Kaisho', 'Floating City',
'Second Skin', and 'Dark Homecoming'. His novels have been translated into twenty languages; his books are best-sellers worldwide and are so popular whole sections of bookstores from Bangkok to Dublin are devoted to them.

He is also the author of a successful and highly regarded series of fantasy
novels. Most recently, he has been working on a number of short stories and
novellas which appeared in 1999: 'Off The Beaten Path: Stories of Place' for
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux and 'Murder And Obsession' for Delacourt Press for
Avon Books.

He is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in Sociology. Before turning
to writing full time, he enjoyed highly successful careers in the New York City
public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education, and in the music business, where he worked for Elektra Records and CBS Records, among other companies. He was the first writer in the US to write about Elton John, and to predict his success. As a consequence, he and Elton and Bernie Taupin, Elton's lyricist became friends. Writing in 'Cash Box' Magazine, he also predicted the successes of such bands as Santana, Roxy Music, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, David Bowie, and The Who, among others.

In his spare time, Mr. Lustbader serves on the Board of Trustees and the
Executive Committee of the City and Country School in Greenwich Village,
and tends his prized collection of Japanese maples and beech trees
(The New York Times, Martha Stewart's Living). He is a Second-Level Reiki master.
He and his wife Victoria, who is on the Board of the South Fork-Shelter Island
chapter of The Nature Conservancy (after working for them for seven years as
Associate Director of Development and Special Events), have been residents of
the South Fork of Long Island for more than fifteen years.

Sunset Warrior
1. The Sunset Warrior (1977)
2. Shallows of Night (1978)
3. Dai-San (1978)
4. Beneath an Opal Moon (1980)
5. Dragons on the Sea of Night (1997)

Nicholas Linnear
1. The Ninja (1980)
2. The Miko (1984)
3. White Ninja (1990)
4. The Kaisho (1993)
5. Floating City (1994)
6. Second Skin (1995)

China Maroc
1. Jian (1985)
2. Shan (1986)

Sirens (1981)
Black Heart (1983)
Zero (1987)
French Kiss (1989)
Angel Eyes (1990)
Black Blade (1992)
Dark Homecoming (1997)
Pale Saint (1999)

27 MB

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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of a number of ground-breaking SFF novels. Ender's Game is his first Young Adult cross-over novel in the UK.

Nobody had ever won the Hugo and Nebula awards for a novel and its sequel, two years in a row, until Orson Scott Card received them for Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, in 1986 and 1987. But Orson Scott Card's experience is not limited to one genre or form of storytelling.

His contemporary novels Lost Boys, Treasure Box, and Homebody brought a powerful emphasis on character and moral dilemmas to the old-fashioned ghost story. And his newest contemporary novel, Enchantment (April 1999 from Del Rey), is a romantic fantasy that has Sleeping Beauty being awakened by an American graduate student in Ukraine in 1991. The characters pass back and forth between Sleeping Beauty's world of ninth-century Russia and today's America, with the famous anti-hero of Russian folklore, the witch Baba Yaga, following close behind. Card has broken new ground with each of his major works. "The Homecoming Saga" (the novels The Memory of Earth, The Call of Earth, The Ships of Earth, Earthfall, and Earthborn) was a retelling of ancient scripture as science fiction. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus is the sine qua non of alternate history novels, in which time travellers return to keep Columbus from discovering America - or at least from returning to Europe after having discovered it. It will be followed by books that reinvision Noah's flood and the Garden of Eden - in historically, culturally, and scientifically plausible ways.

His works have been translated into many languages, including Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, and Swedish.

A dozen of Card's plays have been produced in regional theatre, including the musical Barefoot to Zion (written in collaboration with his composer brother, Arlen L. Card), which played to sold-out houses in Utah as part of the Mormon Church's celebration of the sesquicentennial of the entry of the pioneers into Salt Lake Valley. His historical novel, Saints, has been an underground hit for several years, and Card has written hundreds of audio plays and a dozen scripts for animated video plays for the family market. Meanwhile, Ender's Game is being developed for film by Robert Chartoff, co-producer of The Right Stuff, Raging Bull, and the Rocky series, with Card writing the screenplay.

The Tales of Alvin Maker:

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
The Crystal City
The Grinning Man

The Ender Saga:

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
First Meetings
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant

The Homecoming Saga:

The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth

Maps in a Mirror:

Maps in a Mirror Vol 1
The Changed Man
Cruel Miracles
Monkey Sonatas

Worthing Chronicle:

Worthing Chronicle 2 - Hot Sleep


Pastwatch, The Redemtion of Christopher Columbus
Treasure Box

Other Books:

Cruel Miracles

13.35 MB

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Heinlein, Robert

Heinlein, Robert

One of the founding fathers of the hard SF tradition which sees both story and society as merely a matter of effective engineering, Heinlein started writing for pulp magazines, especially Astounding, in 1939 and was a dominant influence on the field for the next forty years. His early stories--The Man who Sold the Moon and The Green Hills of Earth--are set in a "Future History" in which American society goes through radical changes and it is private enterprise that settles in space. Heinlein wrote a number of influential young adult SF books--Starman Jones, and Podakayne of Mars--which are generally freer in their handling of scientific themes than his books for adults. The right wing strain in his thinking produced a classic of McCarthyite paranoid fiction The Puppet Masters, in which the unwary are possessed by alien slugs. He achieved his major fame, not to say notoriety, with two books of the early 1960s--Starship Troopers, which, filmed satirically by Paul Verhoeven, started a whole sub-genre of militarist SF, while Stranger in a Strange Land with its free love and imaginary religions was a favourite of Charles Manson. Perhaps the best book of his later phase is The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, one of SF's more intelligent retreads of 1776 in space; the best of his earlier books is Double Star, a flip tale of impersonation and political intrigue on Mars.

All you zombies
The Black Pits of Luna
Blowups Happen
The Cat who Walks Through Walls
Citizen of the Galaxy
Common Sense
Delilah and the Space-Rigger
The Door Into Summer
Double Star
Expanded Universe
Farnham's Freehold
Gentlemen, Be Seated
Glory Road
The Green Hills of Earth
Have Space Suit will Travel
If This Goes On
It's Great to Be Back!
A Comedy of Justice
Let There Be Light
Logic of Empire
The Long Watch
Lost Legacy
Magic Inc
The Man Who Sold the Moon
The Menace from Earth
Methuselah's Children
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
The Number Of The Beast
Ordeal in Space
Orphans Of The Sky
Past Through Tomorrow
Podkayne Of Mars
The Puppet Masters
The Roads Must Roll
Rocket Ship Galileo
Sixth Column
Space Jockey
Starship Troopers
Stranger In A Strange Land
This I Believe
Time For The Stars
To Sail Beyond The Sunset
Tunnel In The Sky
We Also Walk Dogs
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein
Year Of The Jackpot

16.16 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:37 PM | 1 comments
Jean Marie Auel

Jean Marie Auel

Jean Marie Auel is an American writer. She is best known for her Earth's Children books, a cycle of novels set in prehistoric Europe which explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. Her books have sold 34 million copies world-wide in many translations.
Jean began researching The Clan of the Cave Bear in 1977. In addition to spending many hours in the library studying the Ice Age, she joined a survival class to learn how to construct an ice cave and how it feels to live in one. She learned primitive methods of making fire, tanning leather, and knapping stone from aboriginal skills expert Jim Riggs. Jean describes Riggs as "the kind of person you could put into one end of a wilderness naked, and he'd come out the other end fed, clothed, and sheltered."

The first book in the Earth's Children series was The Clan of the Cave Bear. Since then, she has written The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, and The Shelters of Stone. Each of these titles was created as a sequel to the previous one; however, although the action follows on immediately from one book to the next, the publication has suffered gaps as long as ten years between volumes.

Earth's Children
1. The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)
2. The Valley of Horses (1982)
3. The Mammoth Hunters (1985)
4. The Plains of Passage (1990)
5. The Shelters of Stone (2002)

3.25 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:35 PM | 1 comments
Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood

In addition to her recent novels HEARTBREAKER, RANSOM, COME THE SPRING and her no.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Clayborne Brides Trilogy, Julie Garwood's previous novels include eleven other NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers. She lives in Kansas.

23 Books in 1

8.9 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:34 PM | 1 comments
Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he has written some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu, The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series: The Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve; the Phule novels; and, more recently, the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies with Lynn Abbey. His most recent collaboration is License Invoked written with Jody Lynn Nye. It is set in the French Quarter, New Orleans where he currently lives.

Cold Cash
1. The Cold Cash War
2. Cold Cash Warrior

1. Another Fine Myth
2. Myth Conceptions
3. Myth Directions
4. Hit or Myth
5. Myth-ing Persons
6. Little Myth Marker
7. M.Y.T.H. inc. Link
8. Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections
9. M.Y.T.H. inc. in Action
10. Sweet Myth-tery of Life
11. Myth-Ion Improbable
12. Something M. Y. T. H. Inc.

Phule's Company
1. Phule's Company
2. Phule's Paradise
3. A Phule and His Money
4. Phule Me Twice

Ripping Time
The Bug Wars
For King and Country
Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe

Time Scout
1. Time Scout
2. Wagers of Sin
3. Ripping Time
4. The House that Jack Built
5. License Invoked

12.53 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:33 PM | 0 comments
Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is an American author best known for his highly successful horror novels. A 2003 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Book Awards, King's books have been enormously successful, and are often featured on bestseller lists.

King's stories frequently involve as an unremarkable protagonist such as a middle-class family, a child, or many times, a writer. The characters are involved in their everyday lives, but the supernatural encounters and extraordinary circumstances escalate over the course of the story. King evinces a thorough knowledge of the horror genre, as shown in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre, which chronicles several decades of notable works in both literature and cinema. He also writes stories that cannot be considered horror, including the novellas The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (later adapted as the movies Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption, respectively), as well as The Green Mile and Hearts In Atlantis. Stephen King also wrote under the name of Richard Bachman.

Apt Pupil
Bachman Books 01 - Rage
Bag of Bones
Blind Willie
Crouch End
Cycle of the Werewolf
Danse Macabre
Dolan's Cadillac
Dolores Claiborne
For The Birds
From A Buick
Gerald's Game
Harrison State Park
Hearts In Atlantis
Home Delivery
In the Key-Chords of Dawn
It Grows on You
Luckey Quarter
Needful Things
Past Midnight
People, Places & Things 01 - The Thing At The Bottom Of The Well
Pet Sematary
Riding the Bullet
Rose Madder
Salems Lot
Secret Window, Secret Garden
The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
The Collective
The Crate
The Cursed Expedition
The Dark Half
The Dark Tower Books 01 - 05
The Dark Tower 06 - Song Of Susannah
The Dark Tower 07 - The Dark Tower
The Dead Zone
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer_ My Life at Rose Red
The End of the Whole Mess
The Eyes of the Dragon
The Fifth Quarter
The Green Mile
The Hardcase Speaks
The Long Walk
The Mist
The Monkey
The Night Flier
The Night of the Tiger
The Regulators
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
The Talisman
The Tommyknockers
Uncle Otto's Truck
Word Processor Of The Gods

21.74 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:32 PM | 2 comments
CS Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contribtions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include :
The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:31 PM | 0 comments
Maggie Shayne

Maggie Shayne


Annie's Hero
Eternally Yours
The Power of Love
Five Degrees of Romance
Dead Man's Woman
Midnight Pleasures Anthology
Under Her Spell
Forever Dad
Leather and Lace
Wings in the Night Series:
Twilight Phantasies
Twilight Memories
Twilight Illusions
Beyond Twilight
Born in Twilight
Twilight Hunger
Two By Twilight
Twilight Vows
Run from the Twilight

1.73 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:30 PM | 0 comments
Amanda Ashley

Amanda Ashley


Deeper Than the Night
Darker Dream
Shades of Gray
Embrace the Night
The Captive
Midnight Embrace
After Sundown
A Whisper of Eternity

1.85 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:28 PM | 1 comments
Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson was born in 1926 in Pennsylvania and educated at the University of Minnesota where he gained a degree in physics in 1948. Among his many fine novels are Brain Wave, The Avatar, War of the Wing-Men and The Boat of a Million Years.

He lived in Orinda, California, where he died in 2001.

A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
Agent Of The Terran Empire
Boat Of A Million Years
Call Me Joe
Corridors of Time
Ensign Flandry
Fire Time.
Fleet of Stars
Goat Song
Hokas Pokas
In Memoriam
Queen Of Air & Darkness
Satan's World
Sky People
Star Ways
The Avatar
The Boat of a Million Years
The High Crusade
The Stars Are Also Fire
There Will Be Time
ATime Patrolman
Two in Time

8.53 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:28 PM | 0 comments
Stephen Ambrose

Stephen Ambrose

Early in his career Ambrose was mentored by World War II historian Forrest Pogue, and he was the author of numerous bestselling books about the war, including D-Day, Citizen Soldiers and The Victors. Other major works include Undaunted Courage, about Lewis and Clark, and Nothing Like It in the World, about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. He was the founder of the Eisenhower Center and President of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was military advisor on the movie Saving Private Ryan and was an executive producer on the television mini-series that was based on his work, Band of Brothers.

Eisenhower chose Ambrose as his biographer after admiring his work on Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff, which was based on his doctoral dissertation. The resulting Eisenhower biographies were generally enthusiastic, but contained many criticisms of the former commander in chief.

Ambrose also wrote a highly regarded three-volume biography of Richard Nixon, also generally positive, but his Band of Brothers (1993) and D-Day (1994), about the lives and fates of individual soldiers in the World War II invasion catapulted him out of the ranks of academic history and into best-sellerdom.

Band Of Brothers
Citizen Soldiers
Pegasus Bridge

1.02 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:27 PM | 1 comments
Joseph Alexander Altsheler

Joseph Alexander Altsheler was the son of Joseph Altsheler and Louise (Snoddy). He was born in rural Three Springs of Hart County, Kentucky on 29 April 1862. He went to Liberty College in Glasgow, Kentucky before entering Vanderbilt University. He then became a reporter, and acted in various editing capacities for the Louisville Courier Journal in 1885. He married Sarah Boles on 30 May 1888 with whom he'd have a son, Sidney. By 1892 he was reporter, editor, and story writer for the New York World, which was to be a life-long association.

Civil War 01 - Guns Of Bull Run
Civil War 02 - Guns of Shiloh
Civil War 03 - Scouts of Stonewall
Civil War 04 - Sword of Antietam
Civil War 05 - Star of Gettysburg
Civil War 06 - Rock of Chickamauga

0.99 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:26 PM | 0 comments
Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander is one of America's most distinguished authors. He has won the Newbery medal and has received one Lifetime Achievement Award for Children's Literature from Parents' Choice and another from the World Fantasy Convention.

Chronicles of Prydain 01 - The Book of Three
Chronicles of Prydain 02 - The Black Cauldron
Chronicles of Prydain 03 - The Castle of Llyr
Chronicles of Prydain 04 - Taran Wanderer
Chronicles of Prydain 05 - The High King
The Kestrel

1.49 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:23 PM | 1 comments
Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge (mathematics) and Southampton Universities (doctorate in aeroengineering research). Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold: Time. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year; he also won the John W. Campbell Award and the Philip K. Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships. He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Mr. Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.

Destiny's Children 01 - Coalescent
Manifold 1 - Time
Manifold Time 02 - Space
On The Orion Line
Baxter, Stephen - Xeelee 01 - Raft

3.13 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:21 PM | 1 comments
David Baldacci

David Baldacci

David Baldacci attended law school at the University of Virginia, and went on to work as a trial lawyer, and later as a corporate lawyer, in Washington, D.C. He is now a full-time writer whose bestselling novels include Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth and Saving Faith. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

Absolute power
Hour Game
Last Man Standing
Saving Faith
Split Second
The Christmas Train
The Simple Truth
The Winner
Total Control

3.67 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:19 PM | 2 comments
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67.

Writing for over 4 decades, she is best known for her Darkover science fantasy series and her Arthurian masterpiece, The Mists of Avalon. She also edited anthologies for 14 years and published Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine.

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack.

The Founding
Darkover Landfall
Ages of Chaos
The Clingfire Trilogy
The Fall of Neskaya
Zandru’s Forge
A Flame in Hali
The Hundred Kingdoms
Two to Conquer
The Heirs of Hammerfell
To Keep The Oath
The Shattered Chain
Thendara House
City of Sorcery

Against the Terrans:
First Age
The Spell Sword
The Forbidden Tower
Star of Danger
The Winds of Darkover
Second Age
The Bloody Sun
The Heritage of Hastur
The Planet Savers
Sharra’s Exile
The World Wreckers
The Waterfall
Exile’s Song
Shadow Matirx
Traitor's Sun

Avalon 01 - The Mists Of Avalon
Avalon 02 - The Forest House
Avalon 04 - Priestess Of Avalon
Falcons of Narabedla
Fall of Atlantis
Seven From The Stars
The Best of
The Brass Dragon
The Catch Trap
The Firebrand
The World Wreckers

18.27 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:06 PM | 3 comments
Greg Bear

Greg Bear
Greg Bear is one of the world's leading hard SF authors. He sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction.
A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear. They are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandra.

A Martian Ricorso
A Seamless Future
Anvil Of Stars
Apollo at 25
Blood Music
Darwin's Children
Darwin's Radio
Dead Lines
Forge of God 1 - The Forge of God
Forge of God 02 - Anvil of Stars
Foundation and Chaos
Moving Mars
Songs of Earth 1 - Infinity Concerto
Songs of Earth 2 - Serpent Mage
Strength of Stones
The Machineries of Joy

8.83 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 10:03 PM | 1 comments
Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most prolific and popular authors. His fantasy Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and have been on the New York Times Best Seller list many times. Although Piers is mostly known for fantasy and science fiction, he has written several novels in other genres as well, including historical fiction, martial arts, and horror. Piers lives with his lovely wife in a secluded woods hidden deep in Central Florida.

SSCol Alien Plot
The Caterpiller's Question
The Gutbucket Ques
If I Pay Thee Not In Gold
Prostho Plus
Quest for the Fallen Star

Race Against Time
Realty Check
Rings of Ice
The Secret of Spring
Shade of the Tree
Tatham Mound
Through the Ice
Total Recall
Triple Detente

The Apprentice Adept:
01 Split Infinity
02 Blue Adept
03 Juxtaposition
04 Out of Phaze
05 Robot Adept
06 Unicorn Point
07 Phaze Doubt

Battle Circle Trilogy:
1 Sos The Rope
2 Var the Stick
3 Neq The Sword

1 Chthon
2 Phthor

Clusters Series:
1 Cluster
2 Chaining The Lady
3 Kirlian Quest
4 Thousandstar
5 Viscous Circle

Geodyssey Series:
1 Isle of Woman
2 Shame of Man
3 Hope of Earth
4 Muse of Art

Kelvin Series:
1 Dragon's Gold
2 Serpent's Silver
3 Chimaera's Copper
4 Orc's Opal
5 Mouvar's Magic

Of Man and Manta:
1 Omnivore
2 Orn
3 Ox

Tarot Series:
1 God of Tarot
2 Vision of Tarot
3 Faith of Tarot

Bio of a Space Tyrant:
1 Refugee
2 Mercenary
3 Politician
4 Executive
5 Statesman

Solar Geography

Incarnations of Immortality:
1 On a Pale Horse
2 Bearing an Hourglass
3 With A Tangled Skien
4 Wielding a Red Sword
5 Being a Green Mother
6 For Love Of Evil
7 And Eternity

Mode Series:
1 Virtual Mode
2 Fractal Mode
3 Chaos Mode
4 DoOon Mode

Xanth Series:
1 A Spell for Chameleon
2 The Source of Magic
3 Castle Roogna
4 Centaur Aisle
5 Ogre, Ogre
6 Night Mare
7 Dragon on a Pedestal
8 Crewel Lye
9 Golem in the Gears
10 Vale of the Vole
11 Heaven Cent
12 Man from Mundania
13 Isle of View (1990)
14 Question Quest
15 The Color of Her Panties
16 Demons Don't Dream
17 Harpy Thyme
18 Geis of the Gargoyle
19 Roc And A Hard Place
20 Yon Ill Wind
21 Faun & Games
22 Zombie Lover
23 Xone of Contention
24 The Dastard
25 Fell Swoop
26 Up in a Heavel
27 Cube Route
28 Currant Events

51.43 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 9:52 PM | 4 comments
Ben Bova

Ben Bova
A six-time winner of science fiction's Hugo award and past president of the SF Writers of America and the National Space Society, Ben Bova lives in Florida.
Asteroid Wars 1 - Precipice
Asteroid Wars - 2 - Rock Rats
Asteroid Wars - 3 - The Silent War
Death On Venus
Dueling Machine
Exiles Trilogy 1 Exiled From Earth
Exiles Trilogy 2 Flight Of Exiles
Exiles Trilogy 03 - End of Exile
Exiles Trilogy - Exiled - Flight - End
Hour of the Gremlins
Kinsman Saga
Life As We Know It
Moonbase 1 - Moonrise
Orion 01 - Orion
Orion 02 - Vengeance of Orion
Orion 03 - Orion in the Dying Time
Orion 04 - Orion and the Conqueror
Orion 05 - Orion Among the Stars
Orion 06 - Orion
Remember Caesar
The Precipice
The Rock Rats
Voyagers 01 - Voyagers
Voyagers 02 - The Alien Within

10.94 MB

posted by Navin Parasrampuria | 9:46 PM | 2 comments
Friday, January 27, 2006
Aldous Leonard Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was an English writer who emigrated to the United States, living in Los Angeles until his death in 1963. He was a member of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, societal norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, about which he also wrote. By the end of his life, Huxley was considered, in many academic circles, a 'leader of modern thought' and an intellectual of the highest rank.

5 Books

File Size: 3.5 mb

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