This Gulf of Time and Stars

Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher: DAW
ISBN: 9780756408695
Format: PDF
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This Gulf of Time and Stars begins the hard sci-fi Reunification series, perfect for space opera readers looking for unique aliens and interstellar civilizations. Sira di Sarc, the leader of an alien race hiding in plain sight among humans, must find a way to take her Clan home, in this trilogy within the award-winning Clan Chronicles series. To save their world, the most powerful of the Om'ray left their homes. They left behind all memory of their past. Calling themselves the Clan, they settled among Humanity, hiding in plain sight, using their ability to slip past normal space to travel where they wished, using their ability to control minds to ensure their place and security. They are no longer hidden. For the Clan face a crisis. Their reproduction is tied to individual power, and their latest generation of females, Choosers, are too strong to safely mate. Their attempt to force others to help failed until Sira di Sarc, their leader and the most powerful of their kind, successfully Joined with a human, Jason Morgan, starship captain and telepath. With Morgan, Sira forged the first peace between her kind and the Trade Pact. But it is a peace about to shatter. Those the Clan have controlled all these years will rise against them. Her people dying around her, war about to consume the Trade Pact, Sira will be left with only one choice. She must find the way back. And take the Clan home.

The Gate to Futures Past

Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher: Reunification
ISBN: 9780756412234
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bestselling author Julie E. Czerneda's hard science fiction Reunification trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning Clan Chronicles Betrayed and attacked, the Clan fled the Trade Pact for Cersi, believing that world their long-lost home. With them went a lone alien, the Human named Jason Morgan, Chosen of their leader, Sira di Sarc. Tragically, their arrival upset the Balance between Cersi's three sentient species. And so the Clan, with their newfound kin, must flee again. Their starship, powered by the M'hir, follows a course set long ago, for Clan abilities came from an experiment their ancestors--the Hoveny--conducted on themselves. But it's a perilous journey. The Clan must endure more than cramped conditions and inner turmoil. Their dead are Calling. Sira must keep her people from answering, for if they do, they die. Morgan searches the ship for answers, afraid the Hoveny's tech is beyond his grasp. Their only hope? To reach their destination. Little do Sira and Morgan realize their destination holds the gravest threat of all....

The Shifter

Author: Chris T. Acadian
Publisher: ArchwayPublishing
ISBN: 1480801496
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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At the Institute for Dimensional Studies, shifters learn how to transcend space and time in order to fight supernatural threats. Insecure, awkward, and frizzy, fourteen-year-old Faedra Madison Mae has little to offer except for this one ability. As Faedra hones her talent, she becomes increasingly entangled in her training and longs for the time when her life was still her own. Suave, brilliant, and handsome, Dominic Archer has everything going for him. He deserves to be hated for his exasperating perfection. Too good to be true or trusted, he is the one guy Faedra would like to avoid. But he is the only shifter who can keep up, and the best have no choice but to work together. If Faedra can summon the strength to survive brutal mentors, elusive bad guys, pushy roommates, and all the dangers of multidimensional warfare, hopefully she can handle this one egotistical boy. In this provoking, intense novel, a shifter extraordinaire destined to alter the course of history must shatter her perception of the world in order to save it.

To Guard Against the Dark

Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher: Reunification
ISBN: 9780756412432
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The final book in the hard science fiction Reunification trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning Clan Chronicles Jason Morgan is a troubling mystery to friends and enemies alike: once a starship captain and trader, then Joined to the most powerful member of the Clan, Sira di Sarc, following her and her kind out of known space. Only to return, alone and silent. But he's returned to a Trade Pact under siege and desperate. The Assemblers continue to be a threat. Other species have sensed opportunity and threaten what stability remains, including those who dwell in the M'hir. What Morgan knows could save them all, or doom them. For not all of the Clan followed Sira. And peace isn't what they seek.

Reap the Wild Wind

Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756404871
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Clan are a people divided into seven small tribes, which are scattered across the world and prevented from advancing by two other races that control both technology and terrain, until one young woman masters the mysterious power of the M'hir, which changes everything. Reprint.

Armies of the Gulf War

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781855322776
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Osprey's examination of US troops during the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991). Besides continuing a long history of world-wide peacekeeping, the commitment of US troops to the Gulf reunified the country and restored a national pride lost in the aftermath of Vietnam. It also proved that the US armed forces were again the most capable military force in the world. This volume by veteran Osprey author Gordon L. Rottman focuses on the structure, equipment, effectiveness, and employment of the 680,000 coalition troops which fought in the Gulf War, covering not only the US forces, but also those of Britain, France, the Arab League and Iraq.

War and Change in World Politics

Author: Robert Gilpin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521273763
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War and Change in World Politics introduces the reader to an important new theory of international political change. Arguing that the fundamental nature of international relations has not changed over the millennia, Professor Gilpin uses history, sociology, and economic theory to identify the forces causing change in the world order. The discussion focuses on the differential growth of power in the international system and the result of this unevenness. A shift in the balance of power - economic or military - weakens the foundations of the existing system, because those gaining power see the increasing benefits and the decreasing cost of changing the system. The result, maintains Gilpin, is that actors seek to alter the system through territorial, political, or economic expansion until the marginal costs of continuing change are greater than the marginal benefits. When states develop the power to change the system according to their interests they will strive to do so- either by increasing economic efficiency and maximizing mutual gain, or by redistributing wealth and power in their own favour.

The Path

Author: Michael Puett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777837
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For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.

Misspelled

Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440633508
Format: PDF
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strange magic...in 17 Fascinating tales of spells gone awry When it comes to magic, skipping the directions, changing the ingredients, or garbling the words of a spell can lead to unusual consequences-sometimes dire, sometimes comical. Included in these stories are just a few of the possible results: a cybermancer has her spell disk corrupted by some unexpected input; two students brewing up spells outside the curriculum forgo a critical ingredient; a young woman orders a fairy-tale life, but forgets to read the fine print. Now they're really spellbound...

Interesting Times

Author: Chas W. Freeman, Jr.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935982289
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When President Richard Nixon held his meetings with Chairman Mao in Beijing in February 1972, at his side was a young U.S. diplomat serving as his principal interpreter: Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Interesting Times: China, America, and the Shifting Balance of Prestige presents Ambassador Freeman's most brilliant (and often bitingly witty) on developments in China and the U.S.-Chinese relationship, 1969-2012. Subjects include issues like Taiwan, other strategic issues, and differences over human rights, economic, and trade policies that confronted the world’s two most powerful countries throughout those years.