The Gemini Effect

Author: Chuck Grossart
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 1477820450
Size: 13.22 MB
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"A single raindrop opens a Pandora's box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of night to continue their relentless advance. Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridnour barely escapes the creatures' nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who lost hundreds of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop. As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken government prepares to release the fury of America's nuclear arsenal on its own soil and its own citizens." -- back cover.

The Gemini Effect

Author: Scott Jarol
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997085517
Size: 17.86 MB
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Zeke Kapopoulos barely survives in a world racked by climate change. After nearly freezing to death in the middle of summer, Zeke finds a way to supercharge his black market battery business. Using notes and sketches left by his father, his new high-powered energy harvester is the best chance of keeping his family alive... until it's stolen by Doc his school janitor!Confronting Doc at his house, Zeke is pulled into a rivalry between two scientists who each want to hijack the device for their own purposes. Transformed into an altered state of existence, Zeke must face a life and death choice that could save his world or condemn everything in existence to oblivion.The Gemini Effect is a middle grade science fiction novel that uses intriguingly real scientific concepts to inspire the next generation of readers. If your young reader likes hard science fiction, imaginative scenarios, and colorful characters, then you'll love Scott Jarol's thrilling homage to the speculative sci-fi of yesteryear.

The Gemini Effect

Author: Emily Arden
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780992570729
Size: 18.90 MB
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A sexy contemporary romance about a case of mistaken identity in which Sarah falls for her boyfriend's twin brother... (15+) This is the third novel in the Deception series, and is set in England (York and Cornwall) and Canada. Deception: Sleeping with the wrong twin. What would make a ‘nice girl’ jump into bed with a total stranger? Sarah had been keeping her boyfriend Christopher at arm’s length for simply ages, never quite ready to commit. But now he was back, and suddenly she wanted him with every fibre of her being. But why did she now feel so different towards him? Christian is stunned when a gorgeous stranger throws herself into his arms and rushes him back to his hotel room. She seems to think she knows him, and somehow he can’t find the words to protest. After all, who could resist such a desirable woman? The only problem is, the longer he leaves it the harder it is to tell her the truth. How can he ever excuse his deception? And what will his brother say?

The Gemini Virus

Author: Wil Mara
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429987615
Size: 17.14 MB
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This science-based thriller from Wil Mara will chill you to your core Bob Easton thinks he has a cold. Before he dies in agony, four days later, he infects dozens of people. Local health agencies become quickly overwhelmed by the sick and dying and beg the CDC for help. Dr. Michael Beck and Cara Porter, a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, race to identify the deadly bug. They can't cure it until they know what it is. Dennis and Andi Jensen and their children are terrified. Schools and offices close. Fresh food disappears from store shelves. Three of their children's friends die. Their neighbors are dying or running away, fleeing the unstoppable infection. Desperate, the Jensens join the exodus, making a nightmarish journey to their isolated mountain cabin along empty roads, through abandoned towns, past looted shopping malls. The superbug—and the panic—quickly spreads beyond America's borders. On a packed plane, someone coughs—and at their destination, the pilots are told, "you can't land here." US military bases are quarantined. Yet the virus continues to spread. Some believe the plague is man-made. Others see it as a sign of the end times. In the lab, Cara Porter makes a potentially fatal mistake. In the mountains, Andi Jensen tells her husband that she doesn't feel well. The world is running out of time. "Irwin Allen's disaster films meet Stephen King's The Stand. A scary notion."—Booklist "A chilling and horrific outbreak story. If you're a fan of Outbreak, The Hot Zone, and Contagion (the movie), you'll love Gemini Virus."—No More Grumpy Bookseller At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Phoenix Descent

Author: Chuck Grossart
Publisher: 47north
ISBN: 1503945758
Size: 19.20 MB
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The year is 2025. Astronaut Caitlyn "Sif" Wagner and her team emerge from stasis to discover that their Mars mission has gone terribly awry--the crew has run off course in space and, they suspect, in time as well. Their damaged ship returns to an Earth reduced to overgrown cities and blasted terrain. Yet humans have somehow survived, living in caves, foraging at night, returned to a tribal existence. Sif meets Litsa, the fiercest warrior in her tribe, and learns a horrific truth: the planet is overrun with the Riy, a swarm of spore-releasing revenants intent only on spreading their infection. But even as Sif and Litsa unite in combat, they soon realize that the battle against the Riy is only one stage on which they must fight the war for humanity's survival.

How Nasa Learned To Fly In Space

Author: David Michael Harland
Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub
ISBN: PSU:000057218502
Size: 17.10 MB
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NASA learned to fly in space in a time when the agency was young and lean, and had an explicit mandate of staggering audacity set against a tight deadline; in a time when the agency readily accepted risk, and made momentous decisions 'on the run'; in a time when a rendezvous was a major objective of a mission, in a time when opening the hatch and venturing outside was a serious challenge. Apollo claimed the glory, but it was Gemini that 'stretched the envelope' of spaceflight to make going to the Moon feasible. As Dr Robert Gilruth, director of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, observed: "In order to go to the Moon, we had to learn how to operate in space. We had to learn how to manoeuvre with precision to rendezvous and to dock; to work outside in the hard vacuum of space; to endure long-duration in the weightless environment; and to learn how to make precise landings from orbital flight -- that is where the Gemini Program came in."

The Rosie Effect

Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781405918077
Size: 17.97 MB
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The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project. Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie. Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex. But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - at the same time as dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace. Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever? Join Don and Rosie in the next chapter of their weird and wonderful journey in Graeme Simsion's unmissable new novel, The Rosie Effect. Praise for The Rosie Effect: 'A wholly absorbing, vivid read that leaves you pining to be reunited with its characters every time you put it down - if you're able to' Independent 'Don Tillman is the protagonist who keeps on giving. He is a gem, an empirical laser trained on human shortcomings, especially male ones, and even more especially his own. He is also utterly charming in his lack of guile and his belief in improvability . . . blissfully comic' Evening Standard 'Simsion is very smart at negotiating the line between a satire of the whole modern baby-rearing neurosis and drawing intriguing characters . . . this book is an intelligent piece of fun' The Times 'Offers plenty more laugh-out-loud moments' Guardian 'Touching and entertaining' Mail on Sunday 'Quirky and sweetly funny, you will want to join the Don Tillman fan club all over again' Sun on Sunday 'Genuinely heartwarming, truly endearing, plenty of LOLs. You may end up a blubbing wreck' Heat 'There is much to love in this comedy of errors' Sunday Express 'If you loved The Rosie Project, I don't see how you could fail to love this funny, poignant sparkler of a novel too' Woman & Home 'Equally heart-warming and hilarious' Good Housekeeping 'The hilarious follow-up to The Rosie Project, one of the best novels I've read in ages. There's no sophomore slump here . . . It's a funny novel that also made me think about relationships. A sweet, entertaining, and thought-provoking book' Bill Gates Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was originally written as a screenplay and won the Australian Writers' Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the Australian Book Industry Association Book of the Year for 2014. Rights have been sold in forty-two countries and The Rosie Project is now a bestselling novel worldwide. In the UK, it was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club and was voted the most popular title for the Spring 2014 campaign. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife Anne, a professor of psychiatry and published author, and their two children. The Rosie Effect is his second novel.