The Automatic Detective

Author: A. Lee Martinez

Publisher: Tor Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 903

Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break. When Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Night Stick

The Autobiography of Lewis J. Valentine, Former Police Commissioner of New York

Author: Lewis Joseph Valentine

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing


Category: True Crime

Page: 229

View: 204

Night Stick, first published in 1947, is Lewis Valentine’s no-holds barred autobiography of his career as a tough, honest policeman, who rose from New York beat-cop to commissioner (1934-1945) of the nation’s largest police force. Valentine served under Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia during the notorious Murder, Inc. era of organized crime, and is credited with eliminating a significant amount of the corruption that had plagued the NYPD up to that time. Night Stick covers his rise in the force, as well as presenting numerous examples of major New York criminal cases in the first part of the 20th century. Valentine concludes with his vision of policing needs, and ends with his visit to Japan following the Second World War (upon the invitation of General Douglas MacArthur) to advise the Tokyo police department. Valentine passed away on December 16, 1946.

The Creative Mind

Myths and Mechanisms

Author: Margaret A. Boden

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

View: 408

This work uses examples such as jazz improvization, chess, story writing, physics, and the music of Mozart together with computing models from the field of artificial intelligence to uncover the nature of human creativity in the arts, science and everyday life.

The Automatic Diet

The Proven 10-Step Process for Breaking Your Fat Pattern

Author: Charles Platkin

Publisher: Diversion Books


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 335

View: 705

In the book THE AUTOMATIC DIET readers discover how to harness the power of time-tested behavior modification techniques and empower themselves to lose weight and keep it off, automatically. All successful dieters share a common “secret” to consistently maintain their weight. The secret is that they do not have to think about what they are doing. Their food choices are instinctual and they already know what to eat when faced with the disastrous dieting situations we all encounter in everyday life. Whether it’s a cocktail party, on an airplane, or at an Italian restaurant, they know to react and choose wisely. THE AUTOMATIC DIET takes you step-by-step through a process of self-analysis, as well as powerful techniques based on practical steps that you can put to work immediately. This easy, accessible process will lead you to an understanding of your own patterns of success and failure in managing your weight. Platkin then guides you to understand your own motivations, and how you can use this knowledge to overcome self-defeating habits with positive behaviors you can sustain for a lifetime. THE AUTOMATIC DIET is founded on the principle of "automaticity". Automaticity is a psychological term used to describe the unconscious way in which we make choices for our daily behaviors. Activities like setting an alarm clock at night, putting on shoes before you leave the house, buckling your seat belt when you get in a car, and remembering how to drive to the office – these activities do not require much thought, we just do them. If we consciously thought about each decision that we make, we would be exhausted at the end of a day. Through automaticity, we unconsciously automate some of our routine processes. While automaticity has been working against you and your weight loss goals for years, THE AUTOMATIC DIET will show you how to redirect your knee-jerk impulses so they can work in your favor!

Perfect Blessing

Author: Viola C. Anderson

Publisher: Archway Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 405

Katherine Steward’s life takes a tragic turn when her husband is killed in a fiery car crash. A burned body is found inside the car, and it is presumed to be her husband—but the evidence is inconclusive. The police department calls it a case-closed accident, but Katherine can’t move on until she is sure her husband was in that car. It takes a break-in at the lonely Steward residence to shed additional light on her husband’s death. A new investigator takes her case: Detective Mark Lancer. He will not rest until the break-in culprit is caught. Further suspicions arise when Katherine realizes nothing was taken. What was the motive for the crime? Both Katherine and Detective Lancer believe that, somehow, the death of her husband is connected to the break-in at her house. The car crash case is reopened, but Katherine is not prepared for the dark secrets further investigation unveils. She follows a sinister, twisted path into a nightmare she never could have imagined.

The Way of Ships

Author: Edmund Vale



Category: Shipbuilding

Page: 129

View: 380

Too Many Curses

Author: A. Lee Martinez

Publisher: Tor Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 602

The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. His halls are filled with his collection of fallen heroes and defeated villains, along with a few ordinary folk who were just unfortunate enough to draw Margle's attention. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. It's a lot of work, but she manages, taking pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel. Nessy finds herself surrounded by monsters, curses, a door that should never be opened, and one very deadly dark wizardess. Nessy doesn't have might or magic on her side; she's just a kobold: short, furry, and sensible. Her allies aren't much better: a voice without a body, an angry fruit bat, a monster under her bed, a wizard in a jar (or some of him, anyway), and a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple, people eater. It would be smarter to walk away, but taking care of the castle is Nessy's job, and that's just what she intends to do. If only she could find time to polish the silver while beating back the forces of darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.