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Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him From the Hardcover edition
Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R R Martin s ongoing masterwork A Song of Ice and Fire These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg A young na ve but ultimately courageous hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals in stature if not experience Tagging along is his diminutive squire a boy called Egg whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros great destinies lay ahead for these two as do powerful foes royal intrigue and outrageous exploits Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn t dead yet
Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies Collects Saga 25-30
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons Dragons roleplayer It contains rules for character creation and advancement backgrounds and skills exploration and combat equipment spells and much more Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D D races and classes Dungeons Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions The world needs heroes Will you answer the call
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
New York Times bestselling author William R Forstchen brings a sequel to his hit novel One Second After Months before publication One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read a book discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at the dangers of EMPs An EMP is a weapon with the power to destroy the entire United States in a single act of terrorism in a single second indeed it is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America One Second After was a dire warning of what might be our future and our end Now One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled so hard to rebuild it in the wake of devastation-John Matherson It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way
For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy Los Angeles Times Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now... Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys Long live George Martin a literary dervish enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers The New York Timesmore
Jim Butcher the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera novels conjures up a new series set in a fantastic world of noble families steam-powered technology and magic-wielding warriors Since time immemorial the Spires have sheltered humanity towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world Within their halls aristocratic houses have ruled for generations developing scientific marvels fostering trade alliances and building fleets of airships to keep the peace Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora disrupting the enemy s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat leaving captain and crew grounded Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come Humanity s ancient enemy silent for more than ten thousand years has begun to stir once more And death will follow in its wake
In the year 2044 reality is an ugly place The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS Wade s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world s digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade s going to survive he ll have to win and confront the real world he s always been so desperate to escape
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Dungeon Master s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy Inside you ll find world-building tools tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures optional game rules hundreds of classic D D magic items and much more The third of three core rulebooks this book contains tools a Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game play An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to engage in both adventure and world creation with rules guidelines and sage advice from the game s experts Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game