Against The Fall Of Night

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 079532491X
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The renowned science fiction author’s landmark novel of the last human born on a far future world—and his quest for the truth about existence. Living in the ten-billion-year-old city of Diaspar, Alvin is the last child born of humanity, and he is intensely curious about the outside world. But according to the oldest histories kept by the city fathers, there is no outside world—it was destroyed by the Invaders millions of years ago. One day, Alvin finds a rock with an inscription seemingly meant for him: “There is a better way. Give my greetings to the Keeper of the Records. Alaine of Lyndar.” This cryptic message takes Alvin on a quest to discover humanity’s true past—and its future. Originally published in the November 1948 issue of Startling Stories, Against the Fall of Night is a rich and intensely poetic vision of a distant future that’s sure to delight fans of Clarke and science fiction as a genre. “[Clarke is] one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age.” —The New Yorker

Fall Of Night

Autore: Jonathan Maberry
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250034957
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Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...or the things that used to be their family members. Parents don't eat their children do they? Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse. An insane escaped serial killer is infecting Stebbins County with a deadly virus, and now the whole world is watching while Fox, Trout, and the remaining inhabitants of Stebbins fight for their life against...what? The undead? The President and the National Guard are ready to nuke Stebbins, PA off the map and cut their losses. But the infection is spreading and fast. Worse, the scientist who created the virus is missing. It's a numbers game as the body count rises; Fox has to contain the infected and evacuate the living before it's too late, and the clock is ticking... Fall of Night, Maberry's nail-biting sequel to Dead of Night, picks up where the first novel left off—on a wild goose chase for a madman and the missing scientist who gave him new "un"-life. Chilling, gory, and hair-raisingly scary, Maberry fans won't be able to read this fast-paced thriller with the lights off.

Beyond The Fall Of Night

Autore: Arthur C. Clarke
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795324944
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The authorized sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction classic Against the Fall of Night, set on a dying planet Earth millions of years in the future. In Against the Fall of Night, a young man named Alvin ventures beyond the domed city of Diaspar to explore a planet Earth left nearly barren by a centuries-old cataclysm. What he discovers is the thriving rural civilization of Lys and an insane non-corporeal being known as the Mad Mind—a danger to humanity that is safely imprisoned. In Beyond the Fall of Night, author and astrophysicist Gregory Benford has written the authorized sequel to Clarke’s tale—one that takes us centuries even further into the future. Having reunited Diaspar and Lys, Alvin now works to repopulate the Earth with original species resurrected from a library of ancient genetic information. Among these resurrected beings is Cley, a Cro-Magnon and sole survivor of her tribe. Cley joins forces with Alvin and a large, intelligent rodent named Seeker to eliminate the threat from the Mad Mind once and for all—and clear the way for life in the Solar System to thrive.

Fall Of Night

Autore: Rachel Caine
Editore: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749013583
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Thanks to its unique mix of human and vampire residents, Morganville is a small college town with big-time problems. But it isn’t the only town with vampire trouble . . . Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate course at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying goodbye to her friends, especially her boyfriend Shane, is bittersweet, and her new life at MIT is both scary and exciting. Enrolled in a special advanced study programme with Professor Irene Anderson, former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on VLAD, her machine designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. But Morganville and its inhabitants are never really far from Claire’s mind. When she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire begins to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make . . .

Against The Fall Of Night

Autore: Arthur Charles Clarke
Editore: New York : Pyramid Books
ISBN:
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A young boy leaves the safety of his secluded desert city in an effort to save mankind despite warnings that invaders will return from outer space - NoveList.

The Fall Of Night

Autore: Christopher G. Nuttall
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530967438
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Europe, 2025. Britain - and the European Union - is struggling to remain civilised. Unemployment is high, ethnic and religious tensions are rising sharply, crime is skyrocketing, the value of money is falling and the whole system is on the verge of collapse. Across the continent, united only in name, countless individuals struggle to keep themselves afloat and survive for a few more days. But weakness invites attack and covetous eyes set their sights on the remains of Europe's industry and trained population. As a military juggernaut descends on an unprepared continent, the remains of Britain's once-proud military must fight to defend their country... or watch helplessly as Britain falls into darkness.

Fall Of Night

Autore: D. K. Stone
Editore: Stonehouse Originals
ISBN: 9781988754307
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Rich Evans is desperate to say goodbye to his past in New York and embrace a future in Waterton with Lou Newman, the small-town car mechanic who is also the love of his life. Just when he is closing the door on the chaos of the big city, tragedy ensues on a large scale. He arrives in Waterton to discover the body of his ex-girlfriend has turned up in a remote area nearby. Grisly details emerge, and Rich and Lou prepare to try to prove his innocence in a small town where the term 'outsider' can be applied to anyone who wasn't born there.

The Lion Of Commarre Against The Fall Of Night

Autore: Arthur Charles Clarke
Editore:
ISBN: 9780575005280
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Fall Of Night

Autore: Joseph Nassise
Editore: Harbinger Books
ISBN: 1949459330
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The battle is far from over... At long last former Knight Commander Cade Williams has defeated the Adversary, but his victory has come at a terrible cost. His wife, Gabrielle, is no more. His reputation lies in tatters, his trust in others broken. His closest friends and allies are now at risk from the very Order they pledged their lives to maintain. If it could go wrong, it has. Unable to bear the reality of what he has done, all Cade wants to do is find a deep hole and pull it in after him. Let the world go on without him, for all he loves is lost and he sees no reason to continue. Cade thinks it is over. Cade is so very wrong. New York Times Joseph Nassise continues his internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series with Fall of Night!

Against The Fall Of Night

Autore: Michael Disney
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ISBN:
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Against the Fall of Night is a story about astronomical research, of one man's battle to prove that there is another universe out there, hidden below the light of the night sky. It is centred in that glorious epoch between 1960 and 2010 when mankind at last broke free from Earth's atmosphere and had to confront the Cosmos as it truly is, vast, mysterious and very likely beyond his puny comprehension. But will he realize that, or seize on comforting fairy stories that will only serve to conceal the truth? Tom Morgan the protagonist, often facing starkly contradictory evidence, is suspended between exultation and despair. Half heroic and half tragic, his quest becomes an obsession which drives him round the world in search of the killer clue, forces him into confrontation with a highly sceptical Establishment. Starting in the swinging London of the mid-sixties the action moves on to remote observatories in Arizona, Australia, Africa, the Soviet Union, the Andes, Hawaii, .....and culminates on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, for Morgan's quest eventually leads him to become one of the designers of the Hubble Space Telescope.Morgan is no scientific cipher. An emotional single parent, he needs friends, comrades and lovers. He climbs, flies a glider, sails his boat and forges Van Goghs. Worse still he enjoys fighting a growing phalanx of enemies led by Sir Adrian Bellfounder the unscrupulous Astronomer Royal. He is an extreme type: individual, competitive, irascible, passionate, imprudent. Throughout what will be a quartet, each part completely self-contained, but with the same central characters and spine plot, (see below) he is contrasted with his opposite, and lifelong friend and rival Frank, who has his own astronomical tale to tell. Frank is the attractive, balanced, unselfish character who can get men and women to work together to build dreams beyond the reach of any single one. The story starts with the two friends leaving their universities, with very different prospects before them.The author was himself a professional astronomer throughout this epoch. From 1976 until 2010 he was a key member of the Hubble Space Telescope team. Hubble's story, our story, which he had been preparing to write for 20 years, is packed with dreams, heroes, shocks, villains, and the odd rare triumph. Like one of Magellan's crew he saw great wonders and has tall tales to tell; the fight to get born, the Challenger disaster, the crippled mirror, the astronaut repair missions, cancellation following the Columbia tragedy, renaissance, the race to prevent the space-craft dying, the huge discoveries... he was there; he was there; he was there. He knew the people, felt the pain, drank the wine. ENTIRE QUARTET: 'Written in the Stars' 'Against the Fall of Night' (1964 - 1974) . 'The Whispering Sky' 1976 - 1983) ,. 'Crouching Giant' 1985 - 1995, 'Beyond the Western Stars' 1997 - 2012, All four - each about 200 thousand words, i.e. 400 pages long - are coming out on Amazon, almost simultaneously (2020), both as paperbacks and for eKindle.

Fall Of Night The Morganville Vampires Book Fourteen

Autore: Rachel Caine
Editore: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1743480598
Grandezza: 79,37 MB
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Thanks to its unique mix of human and vampire residents, Morganville is a small college town with big-time problems. But it isn't the only town with vampire trouble . . . Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate course at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying goodbye to her firends, especially her boyfriend, Shane, is bittersweet, and her new life at MIT is both scary and exciting. Entrolled in a special advanced study programme with Professor Irene Anderson, former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on VLAD, her machine designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. But Morganville and its inhabitants are never really far from Claire's mind. When she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire begins to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she'll ever make . . . 'Thrilling, sexy, and funny! These books are addictive. One of my very favourite vampire series.' Richelle Mead, author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series. Reviews for the Morganville Vampire series 'Thrilling, sexy, and funny! These books are addicitive. One of my very favourite vampire series.' Richelle Mead, author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series 'Rachel Caine is a first-class storyteller who can deal out amazing plot twists as though she was dealing cards.' #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris 'This long-running young-adult paranormal fiction series goes from strength to strength.' Sun-Herald 'Dump Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books and replace them with the Morganvilles' SFX Magazine

The Fall Of Light

Autore: Niall Williams
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330531026
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Francis Foley is a proud, stubborn man, and cannot stand to be beholden to anyone. Quick to anger and slow to forgiveness, it is his temper that, one day, costs his sons their home - and their mother. This will not be the last of their losses however: as the four boys and their father embark on an odyssey to find untenanted land they can call their own, their already diminished family is divided further. But if a combination of choice and chance cause the five to separate and scatter, each to their own road, then a series of casual encounters and coincidences offer some hope for reunion and - in Francis's case - redemption. Set in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, The Fall of Light traces the footsteps of the five Foley men. With elegant, elegiac prose, Niall Williams guides his characters through hazard and hardship, friendship, love and death, across the world . . . and home again.

Provinces Of Night

Autore: William Gay
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307489868
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It’s 1952, and E.F. Bloodworth is finally coming home to Ackerman’s Field, Tennessee. Itinerant banjo picker and volatile vagrant, he’s been gone ever since he gunned down a deputy thirty years before. Two of his sons won’t be home to greet him: Warren lives a life of alcoholic philandering down in Alabama, and Boyd has gone to Detroit in vengeful pursuit of his wife and the peddler she ran off with. His third son, Brady, is still home, but he’s an addled soothsayer given to voodoo and bent on doing whatever it takes to keep E.F. from seeing the wife he abandoned. Only Fleming, E.F.’s grandson, is pleased with the old man’s homecoming, but Fleming’s life is soon to careen down an unpredictable path hewn by the beautiful Raven Lee Halfacre. In the great Southern tradition of Faulkner, Styron, and Cormac McCarthy, William Gay wields a prose as evocative and lush as the haunted and humid world it depicts. Provinces of Night is a tale redolent of violence and redemption–a whiskey-scented, knife-scarred novel whose indelible finale is not an ending nearly so much as it is an apotheosis.

The Fall Of Sleep

Autore: Jean-Luc Nancy
Editore: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823231178
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Philosophers have largely ignored sleep, treating it as a useless negativity, mere repose for the body or at best a source for the production of unconscious signs out of the night of the soul.In an extraordinary theoretical investigation written with lyric intensity, The Fall of Sleep puts an end to this neglect by providing a deft yet rigorous philosophy of sleep. What does it mean to fallasleep? Might there exist something like a reasonof sleep, a reason at work in its own form or modality, a modality of being in oneself, of return to oneself, without the waking selfthat distinguishes Ifrom youand from the world? What reason might exist in that absence of ego, appearance, and intention, in an abandon thanks to which one is emptied out into a non-place shared by everyone?Sleep attests to something like an equality of all that exists in the rhythm of the world. With sleep, victory is constantly renewed over the fear of night, an a confidence that we will wake with the return of day, in a return to self, to us--though to a self, an us, that is each day different, unforeseen, without any warning given in advance.To seek anew the meaning stirring in the supposed loss of meaning, of consciousness, and of control that occurs in sleep is not to reclaim some meaning already familiar in philosophy, religion, progressivism, or any other -ism. It is instead to open anew a source that is not the source of a meaning but that makes up the nature proper to meaning, its truth: opening, gushing forth, infinity.This beautiful, profound meditation on sleep is a unique work in the history of phenomenology--a lyrical phenomenology of what can have no phenomenology, since sleep shows itself to the waking observer, the subject of phenomenology, only as disappearance and concealment.

Dark Of Night Flesh And Fire

Autore: Jonathan Maberry
Editore:
ISBN: 9781942712916
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The dead rose. We fell. The survivors are trapped in a world of monsters who prey on the helpless. Some of them are zombies...but they are not the only predators who feed on pain and suffering. DARK OF NIGHT is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers. This brand new novella brings together three of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry's award-winning novel series. Captain Joe Ledger (PATIENT ZERO and CODE ZERO), Officer Desdemona Fox (DEAD OF NIGHT and FALL OF NIGHT), and Rachael Elle (BITS & PIECES, a Rot & Ruin novel) are caught between an endless wave of the living dead and an army of corrupt men who want to enslave the last human survivors. Jonathan Maberry teams with debut novelist Rachael Lavin to tell a sweeping story of adventure, horror, and heroism. In the midst of a midlife crisis, Todd is haunted by Chloe, the lover who died not long after their relationship ended. When Chloe escapes Hell in search of the peaceful rest that has eluded her, a demon named Samael is on her trail and she needs Todd's help. While on the run Todd and Chloe face demons real and personal, soul-threatening danger, and their long-buried feelings for each other.

Nightfall

Autore: Isaac Asimov
Editore: Spectra
ISBN: 9780307792396
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On a planet with six suns, night is about to fall for the first time in two thousand years . . . The planet Kalgash is on the brink of chaos—but only a handful of people realize it. Kalgash knows only the perpetual light of day; for more than two millennia, some combination of its six suns has lit up the sky. But twilight is now gathering. Soon the suns will set all at one—and the terrifying splendor of Nightfall will call forth a madness that signals the end of civilization Isaac Asimov's short story “Nightfall” first appeared in 1941. It has since become recognized as a classic, its author a legend. But the short story isn't the whole story. Now, Dr. Asimov has teamed with multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Robert Silverberg to explore and expand one of the most awe-inspiring concepts in the history of science fiction. In this novel, you will witness Nightfall—and much more. You will learn what happens at Daybreak.

History Of Europe From The Fall Of Napoleon In 1815 To The Accession Of Louis Napoleon In 1852

Autore: Archibald Alison
Editore: Edinburgh London, W. Blackwood and sons
ISBN:
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The Fall Of Purple Star

Autore: Melanie Brown
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 9781477223574
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Purple star is an angelic being, who is a star that shines in the night sky but also can transform into human shape living on the spiritual realm. This book is her story to what she has witnessed with the fight between heaven and hell and how earth is always in the middle. Purple star is a seerer and can see the path in which knights and warriors are to take. She is also known as a path finder as she sees things that others do not. This book is all based on the spiritual realm known as the angelic realm. She tells of fights between the light and the dark, a rescue mission and how her life becomes in danger, and a dark star angel that lives in the dark and who has fallen in love with purple star, and she knows it, but they both accept their own path and side they live. Many keep them apart, and the dark will not release him to be with her in the light. He is punished many times for protecting her to the point his life force flows from his body. Together they are a mighty fighting force their gifts combined, and they would withstand all that is thrown at them; one protects the other, and nobody would be able to come between them. The light accepts him as he has harm none.

Kalona S Fall

Autore: P. C. Cast
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466846275
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FROM WARRIOR AND LOVER TO ENEMY AND BETRAYER, THE TERRIBLE SECRETS OF KALONA'S PAST ARE REVEALED He was laughing with her as he spread his wings and lifted her from the ground, twirling her. Nyx gasped and clutched his neck. Kalona tightened his arms around her. "Trust me, Goddess. I would never let you fall." From the Sun and from the Moon, two winged brothers are born: golden Erebus, playmate and friend, and mysterious Kalona, Warrior and lover, companions of the Goddess Nyx. From the first, Nyx loves them both deeply, but differently. With Erebus, she can talk and laugh and dance, and take joy in the games he plays among the humans of the Earth. With Kalona, the fire in her body burns bright, and she can rest in the solace of his strength and protection. But for Kalona, Nyx's nights are not enough. Every second he is not with her he is filled with doubt and longing, and every time he fails to please her, he cannot forgive himself. Ruled by anger and jealousy of his brother, and consumed by his love for his Goddess, Kalona seeks the power to prove his worth, and to claim once and for all that Nyx eternally belongs to him. And at the edges of the Earth, a Darkness is stirring, waiting for its chance, for the doorway in through a heart that it knows will welcome it... With more than 12 million books in print, rights sold in almost forty countries, and more than three years on The New York Times bestseller list—reaching as high as #1—the House of Night series is an international publishing sensation. Now, the excitement continues as the Cast mother-daughter duo shares the back stories of a few of the House of Night's most important—and mysterious—characters. In Kalona's Fall, the shadows in Kalona's past will finally come to light.

Gregory Benford

Autore: George Slusser
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252096037
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Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available." That maxim is a quotation from Timescape, Benford's Nebula and Campbell Award-winning 1980 novel, which established his work as an exemplar of "hard science fiction," dedicated to working out the consequences of modern science rather than substituting pseudoscience for fantasy. An astrophysicist by training and profession, Benford published more than twenty novels, over one hundred short stories, some fifty essays, and myriad articles that display both his scientific rigor as well as a recognition of literary traditions. In this study, George Slusser explores the extraordinary, seemingly inexhaustible display of creative energy in Gregory Benford's life and work. By identifying direct sources and making parallels with other works and writers, Slusser reveals the vast scope of Benford's knowledge, both of literature and of the major scientific and philosophical issues of our time. Slusser also discusses Benford's numerous scientific articles and nonfiction books and includes a new interview with Benford.