Polar et postmodernit

Author: Marc Blancher
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2140022912
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Né au coeur de la tourmente transformationnelle qui caractérise le XIXe siècle, le polar incarne la contradiction par excellence. En effet, ses détracteurs disent de lui qu'il est à la fois populaire et inclassable tandis que les aficionados y voient un genre riche à l'infini, se nourrissant aussi bien de la science que du social. Substituant au terme "roman" policier celui de "forme" policière, l'auteur questionne sa réelle substance. Aurait-il incarné une post modernité avant l'heure ?

Shaman s Crossing

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061793356
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Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .

The Infinite Loop

Author: Pierrick Colinet
Publisher: IDW Publishing
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A science-fiction series that asks the age-old question, ''What would you risk for a chance at true love?'' Meet Teddy, a young woman who lives in a faraway future where time traveling is a common practice and her job is to maintain the status quo by correcting time paradoxes. But when she meets Ano, ''a time paradox'' and the girl of her dreams, Teddy must decide between fixing the time stream or the love of her life, both of which have unique consequences.

Livres de France

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Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.

The Inheritance

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006207931X
Format: PDF
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“One of the most important writers in 21st-Century fantasy.” —Contra Costa Times “Robin Hobb is one of our very best fantasy writers…always fresh, entertaining, and completely engrossing.” —New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson The Inheritance & Other Stories is a marvelous new collection of short fiction from New York Times bestselling master storyteller Robin Hobb—including tales written under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm, by which the acclaimed fantasist first began her illustrious writing career. Included in this essential volume are Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short masterworks, as well as brand new tales and the never before published in the U.S. title story—a unique compendium of wonders displaying the breathtaking skill, imagination, and remarkably varied styles of both alter egos.

Popcorn Love

Author: Kl Hughes
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ISBN: 9783955332655
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A prominent figure amongst New York City's fashion elite, Elena Vega is a successful businesswoman and single mother to an adorable three-year-old son, Lucas. Her love life, however, is lacking, as those closest to her keep pointing out. At the persistent urging of her closest friend, Elena reluctantly agrees to a string of blind dates if she can find a suitable babysitter for Lucas. Enter Allison Sawyer, a free-spirited senior at New York University. Elena is intrigued by Allison's ability to push her out of her element, and the young woman's instant and easy connection with a normally shy Lucas quickly earns Allison the job. After each blind date, Elena returns home to complain to Allison about her lacking suitors. As they bond, Elena begins to realize that the person possessing all the qualities she most desires might just be the woman who has been in front of her the entire time. The vast difference between the two women's social statuses, however, may be an obstacle not easily overcome.

Dark Fire

Author: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143036432
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When a friend's niece is charged with murder and threatened with torture for her refusal to speak, 1540 lawyer Matthew Sharklake is granted an unexpected two-week reprieve to investigate the case if he will also accept a dangerous assignment to find a legendary weapon of mass destruction. By the author of Dissolution. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

Slan

Author: A. E. van Vogt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312852368
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After escaping extermination by the humans, young Jommy Cross searches for the meaning of the Slans' great mental superiority

Captive Hearts

Author: Matsuri Hino
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421548380
Format: PDF
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Suzuka becomes steeped in jealousy when she observes Megumi's interactions with Rui, the maid. But with the curse in the way, can Suzuka ever hope to have a normal relationship with Megumi? -- VIZ Media