James spent his whole life just trying to be normal, to be accepted, to fit in, and now he finds out that he and his family are freaks. Just having Asperger’s syndrome had been bad enough, but according to what his father told him, he, his brother David, and James himself were all alien hybrids. His father had managed to escape from a military base with this unwelcome information. People with Asperger’s descended from an alien species, so the government wanted to track down, monitor, ...
Is it ever too late to do what is right? A fusion of steampunk and superheroics... this is the Rail. Mix in a healthy dose of human foibles, and you are in for a reading on the ups and downs of paranormals, how people react to them, and how their actions shape (and destroy) the world around them.
Alison Gregory is a beautiful 34 year old woman living alone in rural West Virginia. Never feeling like she fit in anywhere, it became a place where she finally found peace after the tragedy of losing her parents in the disaster of 9/11. That is, until a cryptic message turned her world upside down, and made her question everything she had ever believed in.
Six billion identical clones make up the entire population of Earth, and William 790-6 (57th Iteration) is exactly like everybody else. In his one year of life he will toil in suburban mediocrity and spend as much cash as possible in order to please his corporate masters. When 790’s first birthday (and scheduled execution) finally rolls around, a freak accident spares his life.
Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around—and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes.
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.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens The second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over.
Far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step. The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.
The Complete Peers of Beinan Series in one chronologically arranged volume! Paranormal dystopic mystery awaits you as nobles from rival Beinarian houses vie for wealth, power, and revenge. Unseen off world forces pull puppet strings, causing mayhem and destruction through tyrant kings and terrorists taking advantage of political and corporate corruption. But hope is not lost in this beautifully rendered science fiction epic filled with love, light, music, and hope.
At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.
The Gatespace Trilogy describes the experiences of several diverse groups of people as they encounter a mysterious, unexplained phenomenon known as the Gatespace, which manifests itself as "tears" in the fabric of space-time that show up as green, swirling "gates" that allow travel between locations in different points in both the when and the where.
A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.
“Help me,” rasped the voice. “My bones have vanished.” Vanishing bones? For master sleuth, Phidias Isaac Newman, and his partner, Agent Bubble Gum, it should have been easy. An open and shut case. But the truth was…
2015 Summer Book Awards Winner: Imagine… What would you do if you found the key to a time machine? A twelve-year-old girl on her way home from swim practice, did just that. With her family and friends, she must solve riddles and travel back through history to find missing pieces of the time machine in order to save the world in the future. Will they have enough time?