"A tense, gripping SF house of horrors in space, where not all the monsters are inhuman. I enjoyed this enormously." — Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones For two years in deep space, the freighter Demeter and a small crew have collected botanical life from other planets. It's a lesson in patience and hell. Mechanics Ensign Raina is ready to jump ship, if only because her abusive ex is also aboard, as well as her overbearing boss. It's only after a foreign biological creature sneaks aboard and wreaks havoc on the ship and crew that Raina must find her grit - and maybe create a gadget or two - to survive...that is, if the crew members don't lose their sanity and turn on each other in the process. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
The Kai People are treated badly because they are different. The Kai-primitive fisherman and farmers-grow and cook their food while others live on food capsules; Kai men and women dress in brown robes instead of colorful one-piece tunics, take numbers for names, and believe in the mysteries of the Circle. With the blessing of the Supreme Ruler of the Galaxy, they twice suffered invasion and genocide. For the Kai, a new Circle Journey has started to take them away from their persecutors forever.
This book aims to revise the traditional interpretation of William Golding's fiction. The author investigates Golding's complicated metaphors which fluctuate so widely as to make consistent readings almost impossible. The study reveals that these fluctuating metaphors are created around a void, which is depicted not only as a gap but also as an impenetrable dark spot, or a counter-gaze. The characters in Golding's fiction endeavour to symbolise the void, but it ultimately resists symbolisation. Mainly from the perspective of semiotics, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, the book looks at the way in which the elements excluded from the symbolic system react against it and leave this void. The author then focuses on the void's significance in the creation of unique metaphors.
A man is trapped in his own mind. Confined to a hospital bed for years, his family and friends believing him all but dead; somehow he can still hear. And he listens, he keeps breathing, keeps thinking, as those around him suddenly condemn him to death. With a life destined to end, he recounts his battlefield experience of death and violence, his own struggle with drug addiction and depression, and coming to terms with his own mortality, the importance of family and the meaning of life. And as he thinks, he lays, still as always, wondering when the final moment will arrive...
My childhood life was very pleasant despite having a very religious family. In life, when one becomes a teenager, he has his own visions and that is to meet his own self. The most important thing is to not stop listening to your heart because the heart feels what is right when the mind is confused. All the circumstances of life are always leading us toward learning. Although there are hard times, the best way to see more things is to know that it is impossible to separate the good from the bad for the great reason that everything is united. I can only say that the moment we have our hearts connected with emotions, it will be the great moment to understand that the roads in destiny have no escape. Only understandings in difficult moments together with deep silences lead to successful exits which the best way to heal your mind and your body will follow you. Life is not lost when we stop breathing. life is lost when we stop being happy.
In 1928 a journalist asked George Mallory why he wanted to climb Everest. Mallory said, 'Because it's there.' Joe Simpson's memoir Touching the Void, international bestseller and BAFTA-winning film, charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes aged twenty-five. Adapted for the stage by David Greig, Joe's story explodes into a bold theatrical fantasia. We discover the counter-cultural world of Alpine climbing and the sensual joy of the mountains; we bear witness to the appalling moment when Joe's climbing partner Simon Yates, battered by freezing winds and tethered to the injured Simpson, makes the critical decision to cut the rope. Tense, funny and inquisitive, Touching the Void explores the mind's extraordinarily rich reservoirs of strength and imagination when teetering on the edge of death. David Greig's Touching the Void premiered at Bristol Old Vic, Bristol in September 2018.
For the first time ever, get all twelve books from the Martir Chronicles series in one convenient package! In the Prince Malock World series, follow Prince Tojas Malock as he grows to succeed his father as the next king of his homeland while also dealing with the actions of the enigmatic and often antagonistic gods; in Mages of Martir, Darek Takren, a student at the most prestigious magical school in the world, must defeat a powerful new threat to Martir that even the gods are unable to combat; and in Tournament of the Gods, three mortals--Braim Kotogs, Raya Mana, and Carmaz Korva--are chosen to participate in the Tournament of the Gods, in which the ultimate prize is godhood and immortality for the winner, though with enemies scheming in the background to destroy them, winning the tournament may be an insurmountable challenge. Also includes the bonus short story, What Sharks Hide From. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy adventure series, epic fantasy dragons, epic fantasy magic, epic fantasy sword and sorcery, sword and sorcery adult fantasy, sword and sorcery series, sword and sorcery series magic
A little salt. And a whole lot of magic... Up until recently, Penelope was a witch with no magic. After having it stolen by a demon when she was just a child, Penelope had been forced to rely on sharing others' powers as she went through the grueling training required to become an elite demon hunter. Now Penelope has more magic than she's ever known. And when you're this powerful, who needs salt to keep the demons away? But power has a dark side. Carter Prescott just wants to hunt demons and be with Penelope. But suddenly, witches who formerly had no magic are developing out-of-control powers. Now the world Carter swore to protect isn't just endangered by malicious demons?it's threatened by the same witches who once defended it. And Carter is horrified to see his girlfriend starting to change. Stronger. More powerful. Unrecognizable. It's just a matter of time before Penelope transforms into something far beyond his worst fears...
Two Polish farmers, Otto and Julia, discover a hidden Nazi death camp in a forest near their farm. Trying to get food and water to the prisoners in transit, their plan begins to fall apart in unforeseen ways. Screams in the Night is Book #2 from Prisoners of War, an EPIC Press series. Some titles may contain explicit content and/or language.
2403 AD It would be easier to kill him than to trust him. Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for CCF Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner. After spending years apprehending murderers, he's ready to hang up his pistol. Babysitting a prisoner will bring him to Alpha Centauri, where he can search for a way to escape the CCF forever. If he makes it. When his ship breaks down in deep space and a CCF research vessel comes to his aid, Tanner realizes he's in terrible danger: the scientists on board have blocked his distress call. And when Tanner's prisoner escapes, he begins to suspect that the proximity of the research vessel had nothing to do with luck and everything to do with the CCF's relentless reach. Facing near-certain death by his own organization, Tanner must unravel a tangled skein of vengeance, duplicity and murder in deep space. But he's being held at the will of master puppeteers, and if he can't cut the strings, he'll dance straight to a gruesome, excruciating death…. A Tanner Sequence Novel 106,000 words
The Void Screams Back is a short collection of poetry and prose centered around themes of life, loss, grief and happiness. Vulnerability is weaved into every letter of this anthology. There's something for everyone within these pages to carry forth with them. About the author: Mallika is an angst filled seventeen year old with a penchant for words. Having performed her poems at 19 events, not only is she fond of paper poetry but also has a deep love for spoken word. 'The Void Screams Back' is her first published anthology of poems. Apart from creative writing, Mallika can be found enthusing about biology and science in her free time.
The Earth is almost dead. The only hope humanity has rests with two giant starships that are speeding across the galaxy. The starships are captained by two captains that have had a dislike for each other since their first encounter. They are headed to the only planet found that would support life as we know it: a planet found by a recon drone and known only as LK80. On board the two ships is the TRANSCON, an interdimensional portal that can teleport the people of Earth to the new planet, if they can reach it in time. Something has happened on Earth, for they have had no communications since a frantic call for help was heard. Was Earth still there? What will they find at the end of their journey? What news if any will they hear from Earth? Find out as The Saga Begins. PART 2 will be out in late 2012 or early 2013. Thanks, Don Walker
When a void from the Fourth Dimension opens up, unleashing monsters throughout the Realities, Mister George has one last weapon at his disposal--the mysterious, powerful Karma button, which might be even more dangerous than anyone imagined.
The Void between Breathing in and Breathing out recants KaDawna Gasson's NDE (Near Death Experience) as she struggles to survive on the ECMO machine. She hangs between both realms weaving between coma, life, and death. This book dances between sarcasm, poetry, and philosophy in hopes of bringing an honest and intense experience to life. A true story of a young confidant pregnant mother who collides with fate, and quickly watches as it all crumbles out from underneath her.
In a time of great anxiety, when Earth seems to stand on the brink of a second Solar War with its neighbors, the Jovians, a seemingly ordinary girl comes into contact with an extraterrestrial probe and obtains strange powers. Now she and an unlikely band of friends poise themselves against mysterious enemies whose very presence seems to unravel the psyche of their community. Minds in the Void is a tale patterned after the grand science fiction adventures of the 80s, where memorable characters stand against unimaginable forces in an action packed epic geared towards families.