Monthly Archives: December 2017

Gratitude – Oliver Sacks

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver Sacks

The Cartographer – Craig Gaydas

16-year-old Nathan is exploring a cave in New Mexico when he stumbles upon someone unexpected – The Explorer’s League Science Officer Satou. After Nathan breaks through the security barrier, Satou does the only thing he can and abducts the human interloper, forever changing the balance of the universe. Nathan is introduced to the Consortium: an intergalactic league of explorers, scientists, soldiers and diplomats. He discovers the Universal Map, an ancient artifact locked away long ago by the mysterious Cartographer. After accidentally unlocking it, Nathan unknowingly ...

What If? – Randall Munroe

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Like, "What if everyone on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time?"

2024 – H. Berkeley Rourke

Will de Young wanted to save his family. Instead, he took them to hell. Now, Russia is waging a nuclear war with The United States, and only one thing bears on Will’s mind: get his family to safety. Escaping the fallout, they travel to Frenchtown, Wyoming, but land in the middle of conspiracy and a guerrilla war on U.S. soil. With the world on the brink of nuclear apocalypse, can Will protect his family and lead them to safety?

The Ka – Mary Deal

California archaeology student Chione has vivid dreams about the discovery of an opulent tomb. After the founder of the Institute of Archaeology learns that Chione’s dreams might be connected to events in Egypt, he accepts an offer to examine a mysterious site in Valley of the Queens. After they discover an ancient burial site, spells encoded into the hieroglyphs on the tomb’s walls transport Chione and her former boyfriend, archaeologist Aaron Ashby, 3,500 years into the past: to ancient Egypt. There, they learn of Tutankhamon ...

Warcross – Marie Lu

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down ...

Our Land of Palestine – Malcolm Archibald

It is the year 1915, and the British and Ottoman Empires clash in a deadly struggle in the Middle East. Tasked with keeping the Ottomans out of Suez Canal, Major Andrew Selkirk discovers that his real assignment is to retrieve a Bengali spy working for those who vow to see British rule out of India. After landing on the west coast of Palestine, Selkirk discovers the Ottomans have taken the spy captive. Even more troubling are the plans by Ottomans and Germans to draw Afghanistan ...