The Real Story & Forbidden Knowledge

The Gap Cycle 1 & 2

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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A powerful and intense sf tale from a master storyteller In the far future, gap drives faster-than-light deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with irreparable brain damage. A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it's highly illegal. Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space. She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job is to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space. Her life is nothing out of the ordinary - until she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in love - well, lust at least - with the murdering pirate, or so it appears to the folk at the space station's bar. But the real story was quite different ...

Forbidden Knowledge

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 527

The Real Story was just a preview to this action-packed tome... The Gap series steps on the accelerator with Forbidden Knowledge. Beautiful cop Morn Hyland, desperate and in pain aboard Captain's Fancy, controls her body and mind with her illegal zone implant, recreating herself as a superbeing worthy of holding Captain Nick Succorso's affections. Jealousy among the crew, threats of rape and ship self-destruction, prisoner torture, and government cyborg programs keep things moving along. Alien Amnioni seeking genetic domination over humankind enter the scene with new technologies such as mutagens and force-growing fetuses. Bite your fingernails while you live it all (vicariously!) through brilliant survivor Morn and villain-turned-conspirator Angus Thermopyle.

The Gap Into Vision

Forbidden Knowledge

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN:

Category: Hyland, Morn (Fictitious character)

Page: 569

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A new-cover reissue of the second book in the bestselling five-volume sf series created by the world-famous author of the Thomas Covenant chronicles -- and acclaimed as the 'best work of his career'. In The Real Story, Morn Hyland had survived a terrible ordeal at the hands of one space pirate, only to find herself trapped in the ship of another, surrounded by hostile, unfriendly faces. Nick Succorso had rescued her, but for what purpose? He and his crew were all illegals, and she was a cop -- a cop with gap-sickness. Just having her on board would put all their lives at risk. But Nick knew that Morn possessed something that could be of value to them all -- and he had every intention of exploiting it. As she struggled to recover from her shattering experiences, Morn would hear increasingly shocking tales of corruption in the UMCP, and even more alarming rumours of a shadowy alien life force -- the Amnion -- with their all-consuming mutagens. All too soon, on the long and hazardous voyage to forbidden space, the bizarre stories would become horrifying reality...

The Real Story

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 735

The Real Story is a short but intense tale set in a future in which humans travel between the stars using "gap drives," controllable brain implants are punishable by death, and a private company called the United Mining Company runs law enforcement for all of known space. Ensign Morn Hyland lives aboard a police ship with most of her family, chasing down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak or smuggle goods into forbidden space.

A Dark and Hungry God Arises

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 339

A master storyteller, Stephen R. Donaldson established a worldwide reputation with his unforgettable, critically acclaimed fantasy series The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant. Then, with The Real Story and Forbidden Knowledge, he launched a thrilling new science fiction series. Now the galactic epic continues as humanity struggles against the forces of ultimate evil--and its own dark nature. The stage is set of confrontation at Billingate--illegal shipyard, haven for pirates and brigands, where every vice flourishes and every appetite can be sated. Gateway to the alien realm of the Amnion, the shipyard is a clearinghouse for all they require to fulfill their mutagenic plans against humanity. It is here that the fate of Morn Hyland is to be decided amid a kaleidoscopic whirl of plot and counterplot, treachery and betrayal. As schemes unravel to reveal yet deeper designs, Morn, Nick, Angus' lives may all be forfeit as pawns in the titanic game played our between Warden Dios, dedicated director of the UMC Police, and the Dragon, greed-driven ruler of the UMC. Here, the future of humankind hangs on the uncertain fortune of Morn Hyland in a daring novel of epic power and suspense, relentlessly gripping from first page to last. From the Paperback edition.

A Dark and Hungry God Arises

The Gap Cycle 3

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 422

The third instalment in the GAP sequence: Stephen Donaldson's fascinating universe peopled with characters of a passion and intensity only he could create. After a terrifying encounter with the Amnion aliens, Nick Succorso made for the safety of Thanatos Minor, the infamous bootleg shipyard where illegals from all over the galaxy come to repair their ships (and indulge their exotic tastes in entertainment). But the Amnion are waiting, and for Nick, Morn Hyland and her force-grown son Davies, the safe haven has turned into a vision of hell. Now Angus Thermopyle heads for Thanatos Minor, programmed to carry out a secret mission that could have nightmarish consequences for them all ...

This Day All Gods Die

The Gap Into Ruin

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 312

Pursuing the pirate ship Soar and her infamous captain Sorus Chatelaine, the battleworn crew of the Trumpet places its hopes in cyborg Angus Thermopyle, who is working against his will

The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil

The Great News

Author: Daniel F. Owsley

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page:

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The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil – The Great News is all about the life of Christ during His trial and sufferings, up to His death and resurrection as told through His disciple James and a host of other early Christians such as Isrealius. Also read the words of Pontius Pilate and other eye witnesses such as the guard Manilus who recounted other dead saints coming back to life just as the Bible does say. And many other people who wrote beautiful things about the Lord are also included herein such as James C. Hefley who long ago wrote...”While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a Cross between two thieves. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He was dying—and that was His coat. When He was dead He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Such was His human life—He rises from the dead. Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the Centerpiece of the human race and the Leader of the column of progress. I am within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.” And to sum up this work it's simply about the death and victory of our Lion of Judea that's told from a prophetic fundamental viewpoint through many authors. And as the gospel is unfolded it clearly spells out that there are only two kind of Christians. And I'm not talking about Catholic or Protestant: For so it is that the only two kinds of followers are those who know that they're victorious no matter what, and then there's the kind of believer that doesn't know that at all. But it's very unfortunate that people in that group sadly settle for the mistaken belief that they've been defeated somehow. For they easily forget that Christ within them stands much taller, than the devil, who has already been long ago defeated at the cross. But it doesn't need to be said that even though those confused true followers might walk daily in defeat, they're still pretty big winners in our Lord God's sight due to their faith even though it might be the size of a mustard seed.