Captain John Carter, resident of the state Virginia. Three times he died, three times he came back to life again.
For he had the secret power of all men desire to posess. The power to project himself into another time, another planet, another existence.
Here is his story, dictated after his last journey to Mars. A journey in which he once again met the men of Barsoom; fought with the Black Pirates; earned the love and hate of Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang; looked upon the holy vision of Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal, and learned that he was condemned to die.
John Carter battles for his life and freedom in the strange forests and cities of the Red Planet.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Warlord of Mars
Far to the north, in the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, sacred and inviolate. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. But between him and his goal lay the bones of all who had gone before.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Chessmen of Mars
Held captive by grotesque bodiless heads, Princess Tara of Helium was rescued by a warrior who dared not reveal his name. But escape led the daughter of the Warlord of Mars into even more loathesome peril -- as the prize in a bloody game of living chess.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - John Carter of Mars
John Carter of Mars, the eleventh and final book in the famous Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, is not actually a novel but rather a collection of two John Carter of Mars stories. The first, "John Carter and the Giant of Mars," is a juvenile story penned by Burrough's son John "Jack" Coleman Burroughs, and claimed to have been revised by Burroughs. It was written for a Whitman Big Little Book, illustrated by Jack Burroughs that was published in 1940 and then republished in Amazing Stories the next year. The second story, "Skeleton Men of Jupiter," was first published in Amazing Stories in 1943. Intended as the first in a series of novelettes to be later collected in book form, in the fashion of Llana of Gathol, it ends with the plot unresolved, and the intended sequels were never written. Several other writers have written pastiche endings for the story. The first edition of John Carter of Mars (a title that Burroughs never actually used for any book in the Barsoom series) was published in 1964 by Canaveral Press, fourteen years after Burrough's death. This book is not highly regarded by fans of the Barsoom series and is generally considered something of an afterthought. However, in the book Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Richard A. Lupoff, the editor of the 1964 Canaveral Press edition of John Carter of Mars, writes that it is interesting for its contrast between "real" Burroughs ("Skeleton Men of Jupiter") and "ersatz" Burroughs ("John Carter and the Giant of Mars").
Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Fighting Man of Mars
The story is purportedly relayed back to earth via the Gridley Wave, a sort of super radio frequency previously introduced in Tanar of Pellucidar, the third of Burrough's Pellucidar novels, which thus provides a link between the two series. The story-teller is Ulysses Paxton, protagonist of the previous novel, The Master Mind of Mars, but this story is not about him; rather, it is the tale of Tan Hadron of Hastor, a lowly, poor padwar (a low-ranking officer) who is in love with the beautiful, haughty Sanoma Tora, daughter of Tor Hatan, a minor but rich noble. As he is only a padwar, Sanoma spurns him. Then Sanoma Tora is kidnapped, and the novel moves into high gear.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Swords of Mars
Swords of Mars begins as a cloak and dagger thriller and ends as an interplanetary odyssey. In this novel John Carter, transplanted Earthman, returns to his status of protagonist and first-person narrator for the first time since the third Martian novel, The Warlord of Mars.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Synthetic Men of Mars
Synthetic Men of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the ninth of his famous Barsoom series. It was first published in the newspaper Argosy Weekly in six parts in early 1939. The first complete edition of the novel was published in 1940. One notable aspect of the novel is that it explores potential dangers of cloning and genetic engineering years before these themes became commonplace in science fiction[original research?], although Burroughs' treatment is well within the tradition of scientist-created monsters going back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, including his own earlier novel The Monster Men.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Llana of Gathol
Llana of Gathol is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the tenth of his famous Barsoom series. It consists of four stories that were originally published in Amazing Stories in 1941 (details see below). The first collected edition of Llana of Gathol was published in 1948. It is the penultimate book in the Barsoom series and the last to be published during Burroughs's lifetime. The stories in Llana of Gathol have a somewhat more humorous tone than earlier entries of the Barsoom series, and this book is considered to be an example of Burroughs engaging in self-parody late in his career.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Princess of Mars
A world to conquer Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter found himself Captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him was Deljah Thoris, lovely Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lay a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers.
Isaac Bashevis Singer - The Last Demon
'I, a demon, bear witness that there are no more demons left.Why demons, when man himself is a demon?Why persuade to evil someone who is already convinced?I am the last of the persuaders.'Isaac Bashevis Singer, who won the Nobel Prize in 1978, is best-remembered for his humane and moving short stories, which drew comparison with those of Maupassant and Chekhov. The three collected here, about a girl who pretends to be a man in order to study the Torah, a frustrated demon, and a writer trying to understand the confusion of a holocaust survivor, illuminate the great themes of human suffering with supernal grace.This book includes The Last Demon, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy and The Cafeteria.
Karen Lynch - Relentless
Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift. In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants. Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.
Lissa Price - Enders
Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael - teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations - Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life - but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena's memories, too... and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body? No one is ever who they appear to be, not even the Old Man. Determined to find out who he really is and grasping at the hope of a normal life for herself and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.
Anne Rice - The Vampire Lestat
Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.
Sam Savage - Firmin
Firmin, a patkány, alkoholista anyától született egy bostoni antikvárium alagsorában, a Finnegans Wake lapjaiból készített vackon. A körülmények kényszerítik rá, hogy falni kezdje a könyveket – eleinte csak a szó szoros értelmében, aztán olvasni is megtanul. Fogékony az irodalomra és a tudományokra, az esztétikumra (főleg a szép nőkre), a haladó ideákra, de sajnos nincs kivel megosztania élményeit és megvitatnia az elképzeléseit; saját fajától elidegenedve emberként szeretne élni, az emberek szeretetére és tiszteletére vágyik. Tudja, hogy bár a lelke szép, patkányteste iszonyatot ébreszt, ezért nagy körültekintéssel tervezi meg a kapcsolat felvételét. Mindeközben az olvasó lassan gyanút fog, hogy talán nem is egy patkányról szól ez a könyv. Sam Savage (1940) filozófiát tanult a Heidelbergi Egyetemen és a Yale-en, ahol később tanított is, „rövid ideig és boldogtalanul”. A ’60-as években egy kis irodalmi újság versszerkesztője volt; aztán kerékpárszerelő, ács, rákhalász és nyomdász. Egész életében írogatott, de soha nem volt elégedett a műveivel. Hatvanéves elmúlt már, amikor megírta első regényét, a Firmin-t, amely jóformán véletlenül lett világsiker, kiadója szerint „az olvasás szeretetének nemzetközi szimbóluma”. Mint Sam Savage, a szerző egy interjúban elmondta, a Firmin írása közben Charlie Chaplinre gondolt: azt akarta, hogy olvasói nevessenek, de közben megszakadjon a szívük. A kötet Fernando Krahn rajzaival jelenik meg.
Chaim Potok - The Book of Lights
Gershon Loran, a quiet rabinical student, is troubled by the dark reality around him. He sees hope in the study of Kabbalah, the Jewish bok of mysticism and visions, truth and light. But to Gershon's friend, Arthur, light means something else, the Atom bomb, his father helped create. Both men seek different a refuge in a foreign place, hoping for the same thing....
Kate Morton - The Distant Hours
Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Millderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters and their father, Raymond. In the grand and glorious Millderhurst Castle, a new world opens up for Edie's mother. She discovers the joys of books and fantasy and writing, but also, ultimately, the dangers. Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle, she, too, is drawn to Millderhurst Castle and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Millderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...
Michael Crichton - Pirate Latitudes
Jamaca in the 1600s was an outpost of British power amid the Spanish controlled waters of the Caribean. The ruling governor, Sir James Almont, hears a rumour of a pirate galleon stowed near an impregnable Spanish stronghold. Despite the risk and acting against British policy he employs a privateer and a team of buccaneers to sieze the vessel.
Matthew Quick - The Silver Linings Playbook
Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months––rather than four years––and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their apart time is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired. Our hapless hero makes a friend in Tiffany, the mentally unstable, widowed sister-in-law of his best friend, Ronnie. Each day as Pat heads out for his 10-mile run, Tiffany silently trails him, refusing to be shaken off by the object of her affection. The odd pair try to navigate a timid friendship, but as Pat is unable to discern friend from foe and reality from deranged optimism, every day proves to be a cringe-worthy adventure. Pat is as sweet as a puppy, and his offbeat story has all the markings of a crowd-pleaser.
George R. R. Martin - A Dance With Dragons: After the Feast
The fifth volume, part two of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault! On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.
Toni Morrison - Love
May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida - even L - all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet, while he is both the void in, and the centre of, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces - a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial. This audacious vision of the nature of love - its appetite, its sublime possession, its dread - is rich in characters and striking scenes, and in its profound understanding of how alive the past can be. "Love" is a major addition to the canon of one of the world's literary masters.
George R. R. Martin - A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow
Reissued for September 2011 in B format. Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North, but his defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark's enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne. And Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.