The Candle of Distant Earth

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575131837
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Marcus Walker, a former hotshot commodities broker, and a wisecracking dog named George, who has been speech-enhanced to increase his market value, have escaped their alien Vilenjji captors, who saw the two as cuddly extra-terrestrial "pets" to be sold for a hefty sum. But Walker hasn't a clue which way will lead him back home to Chicago. With the Vilenjji hot on his trail, Walker must pull off the impossible and pinpoint his needle of a solar system in the universal haystack. Will the unrelenting Vilenjji get to him before he reaches Wrigley Field? Yep, it's a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities - and Walker's going to get hit with all of them.

Letters from the Earth

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442945990
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Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read.

The Labrador Pact

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780143114642
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Struggling with the typical throes of human life with the help of their loyal black Labrador, Prince, the Hunter family is aided in unusual ways by their canine friend when he perceives that they are becoming their own worst enemies. Reprint.

Cradle of Life

Author: J. William Schopf
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691088648
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The author describes his discovery of the oldest known fossilized life forms and includes information on the history of paleobiology.

Fraser s Magazine

Author: James Anthony Froude
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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.

Echo of a Distant Planet

Author: Wayne J. Lutz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927438244
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How would a alien intelligence contact earth? Shawna is an Air Force officer with remembrances of the future. Trapped in a structured military world, her unearthly memories persist for nearly three decades, culminating in a message from the stars. This glimpse into the near-future is based on the author's extensive background with the C-130 transport aircraft, one of the world's foremost tactical cargo airplanes. The U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard are the focus of this journey into military aviation science fiction that combines the author's extensive background with military transport aircraft and his training as a physicist. Extraterrestrial life meets the C-130, a credible plot that develops from routine military life in the jungles of Central America. A first contact novel of the recent past and the immediate future.

Lost and Found

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575131810
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Not so long ago Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago, working hard and playing harder. But that's all in the past, part of a life half forgotten - a reality that vanished when he was attacked while camping and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Desperately, Walker searches for explanations, only to realise he's trapped in a horrifying nightmare that is all too real. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he's just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of "cute" aliens from primitive planets - destined to be sold as pets to highly advanced populations in "civilized" regions of the galaxy. Even if he weren't constantly watched by his captors, Walker has few options. After all, there is no escape from a speeding starship. Another man might resign himself to the inevitable and hope to be sold to a kindly owner, but not Walker. This former college football star has plenty of American ingenuity and no intention of admitting defeat, now or ever. In fact, he's only just begun to fight.

Contacting Aliens

Author: David Brin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307433021
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The award-winning Uplift novels comprise one of the greatest achievements in science fiction history. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and inventive, these books describe a fully realized world rich in character, detail, and ideas. Now Uplift author David Brin collaborates with acclaimed artist Kevin Lenagh to compile the definitive guide to the species, societies, and technology of one of the greatest feats of literary world-building ever accomplished. CONTACTING ALIENS Here in the form of a handbook for Terran field agents is a detailed look at Uplift’s many alien races--from the friendly Tymbrimi to the warlike Tandu, from the wise and enigmatic Kanten to the fiercely reptilian Soro, from the bureaucratic Hoon to the manipulative Thennanin--their physiology, psychology, history; their clans and alliances; and their shifting attitudes toward Earth and its representatives. Here, too, is a history of Earth’s contact and challenging interactions with the mysterious and powerful Civilization of Five Galaxies, a look at its institutions, languages, and customs, plus a time line of momentous events going back 3 billion years. For the millions of fans of the Uplift novels, this long-awaited guide will be an essential reference work, filled with vital information and never-before-seen illustrations that reveal, for the first time in one volume, the keys to the ambitious vision and bold speculation of the Uplift universe. From the Trade Paperback edition.