Netherspace

Author: Andrew Lane,Nigel Foster

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785651854

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Contact with an alien race, the Gliese, has been made, but communication is impossible. There is trade, but on seemingly inexplicable terms; anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. As we begin to colonize the stars, we're still dependant on the mysterious aliens who we still do not understand. It falls upon the unlikely team of a conceptual artist, Marc, and assassin, Kara, to embark on a mission that will unearth the mystery of the Gliese.
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Netherspace (Netherspace #1)

Author: Andrew Lane

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785651861

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Aliens came to Earth forty years ago. Their anatomy proved unfathomable and all attempts at communication failed. But through trade, humanity gained technology that allowed them to colonise the stars. The price: live humans for every alien faster-than-light drive. Kara's sister was one of hundreds exchanged for this technology, and Kara has little love for aliens. So when she is drafted by GalDiv - the organisation that oversees alien trades - it is under duress. A group of colonists have been kidnapped by aliens and taken to an uncharted planet, and an unusual team is to be sent to negotiate. As an ex-army sniper, Kara's role is clear. But artist Marc has no combat experience, although the team's pre-cog Tse is adamant that he has a part to play. All three know that success is unlikely. For how will they negotiate with aliens when communication between the species is impossible?
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Originators

Author: Andrew Lane,Nigel Foster

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785651889

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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"It’s plausible, unpredictable, and thoroughly entertaining” Publishers Weekly on Netherspace It's half-way through the twenty-first century. Contact with alien races was made forty years ago, but communication turns out to be impossible. We don't share a way of thinking or common sensory inputs with the aliens, let alone a grammar. But there is trade, done on a basis of putting things on a table and taking them off again until agreement is reached. There is no obvious pattern to the trades. Alien anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. Human science has become fixated on understanding alien technology – with little success. We can learn what it does and how to operate it. We don’t know how it works – or how to fix it. The world may be a better place but it's no longer our own. We may be colonizing the stars, but we're dependant on inexplicable alien Faster-Than-Light technology. This is controlled by aliens we call the Gliese and is the only constant trade: FTL engines for human beings, any age or condition, as long as they're alive. We don't know what happens to them, but rumour says they are taken to a Nirvana where all illnesses will be healed. Their families are also very well compensated. Interstellar immigration and trade are central to the world's economy. There is no shortage of volunteers.
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Hybrid (Book 1 Hybrid Series)

Author: Greg Ballan

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1897370725

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Erik Knight, a small time private investigator, always knew he was different from everybody else. Keener senses, heightened awareness and an enhanced physical strength that could be called upon by his sheer will. Erik becomes involved with a team of high profile investigators and local police trying to locate a girl who was kidnapped in the middle of a playground amongst dozens of adults and children. None of the adults saw anything and what the children claim to have seen is too far fetched to be believed. The search evolves into a full-scale manhunt into the dark and desolate woodlands of the Hopedale Mountain. After a lethal encounter and a fatality, Erik, the investigators and police realize that what they’re dealing with isn’t a man and possibly isn’t of this world. What they’re dealing with is a sentient evil that has an appetite for young children.
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Revelations (Netherspace #3)

Author: Nigel Foster

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785651919

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The epic SF trilogy concludes with a mind-blowing exploration of space as the truth of the Originators is revealed and the future of humanity is decided amongst the stars; a fate forged deep in the secret history of our past. It's half-way through the twenty-first century. Contact with alien races was made forty years ago, but communication turns out to be impossible. We don't share a way of thinking or common sensory inputs with the aliens, let alone a grammar. But there is trade, done on a basis of putting things on a table and taking them off again until agreement is reached. There is no obvious pattern to the trades. Alien anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. Human science has become fixated on understanding alien technology - with little success. We can learn what it does and how to operate it. We don't know how it works - or how to fix it. The world may be a better place but it's no longer our own. We may be colonizing the stars, but we're dependant on inexplicable alien Faster-Than-Light technology. This is controlled by aliens we call the Gliese and is the only constant trade: FTL engines for human beings, any age or condition, as long as they're alive. We don't know what happens to them, but rumour says they are taken to a Nirvana where all illnesses will be healed. Their families are also very well compensated. Interstellar immigration and trade are central to the world's economy. There is no shortage of volunteers.
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The Guardians of Ascension Series, Books 1-3

Ascension, Burring Skies, Wings of Fire

Author: Caris Roane

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466888474

Category: Fiction

Page: 1424

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Vampires, warriors, Kerrick, Marcus, and Antony have fought their hunger for a woman's love for the past two hundred years. As the Guardians of Ascension, they are sworn to protect the world from the death vamp armies who crave blood and power. But what happens when these Guardians meet their perfect match? Ascension Kerrick has remained strong for years, but will he be able to ignore the forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison, to share his blood...satisfy his thirst...and seal their fates forever? Burning Skies A vampire warrior in exile, Marcus Amargi has a deeper battle on his hands than fighting vampires—the seductive lure of Havily Morgan. The woman meant for him. Whose blood he craves. The one who comes to him in dreams—and demands his surrender... Wings of Fire By night, the winged warrior Antony Medichi fights the death vampires who threaten his world. By day, he hunts the rogue vampires who invade Mortal Earth. But deep in his heart rages the fiercest battle of all—his soul-searing passion for the one mortal he is sworn to protect...the one woman he is doomed to love, but if Parisa hopes to survive—and ascend—she must forge an even deeper bond with Antony...in the flames of eternity. Fall under the spell of the first three books in the Guardians of Ascension series that Lara Adrian calls, "sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy...Prepare to be enthralled."
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The Great NASA Flu

Author: Bruce Balan

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380785162

Category: Computer viruses

Page: 162

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While spending his summer at the Kennedy Space Center, where his father is working on an artificial intelligence program for shuttle launches, Deeder and his fellow computer sleuths must eradicate a deadly virus that made the entire system go completely bonkers. Original.
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In Search of Scum

Author: Bruce Balan

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380785148

Category: Children's stories

Page: 163

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Meeting through the Internet and teaming up to solve computer crimes, six clever kids from different parts of the world tackle a complicated virus and are soon up against a terrorist gang of network hackers. Original.
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In Pursuit of Picasso

Author: Bruce Balan

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380794997

Category: Art thefts

Page: 152

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When Loren discovers a valuable letter and reads the diary of his uncle who supposedly stole priceless works of art during World War II, the Cyber.kdz are led on a techno-adventure to prove his innocence.
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Cowl

Author: Neal Asher

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033046485X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Neal Asher's Cowl is set in the far future. The Heliothane Dominion is triumphant in the solar system, after a bitter war with their Umbrathane progenitors. But some of the enemy have escaped into the past, intent on wreaking havoc across time. The worst of these is Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution but one who is no longer human. Polly, desperate to obtain funds to support her habits, is unprepared for her involvement with Nandru Jurgens, a Taskforce soldier, and the killers pursuing him. Nor can she resist the alien 'tor' which she feels impelled to attach to her arm. But she must learn fast, as she is dragged back through time, not least that to the denizens of some earlier eras, she is little more than a convenience food. Initially, the fragment of tor imbedded in Tack's wrist sums up his value to the Heliothane - a point brought home to him with bloody abruptness. But, as a vat-grown programmable killer employed by U-gov, he is no stranger to violence. His long journey into the lethal world of the Heliothane is only beginning, the extent of his mission just becoming apparent. Meanwhile, hunting throughout time and the alternates, Cowl's pet, the tor beast, grows vast and dangerous. And the beast continues to feed.
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