Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . .
Author: Robin Hobb
“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As Bingtown slides toward disaster, clan matriarch Ronica Vestrit, branded a traitor, searches for a way to bring the city’s inhabitants together against a momentous threat. Meanwhile, Althea Vestrit, unaware of what has befallen Bingtown and her family, continues her perilous quest to track down and recover her liveship, the Vivacia, from the ruthless pirate Kennit. Bold though it is, Althea’s scheme may be in vain. For her beloved Vivacia will face the most terrible confrontation of all as the secret of the liveships is revealed. It is a truth so shattering, it may destroy the Vivacia and all who love her, including Althea’s nephew, whose life already hangs in the balance. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone
Chadwick, a leading designer of military and science-fiction board- and role-playing games, knows his way around a battlefield . . . eccentric cohorts are entertaining, and a few surprises guarantee that readers will be seeing more of this ...
Author: Frank Chadwick
Publisher: Baen Books
SURROUNDED BY DEATH, THE SECRET OF IMMORTALITY IS WITHIN REACH. A new novel of space exploration and alien contact from Chain of Command author Frank Chadwick. Sam Bitka, a naval reserve officer, is recalled to wartime service and soon earns a reputation for aggressive tactics and insufficient deference to his academy-graduated superiors. His latest run-in with authority earns him a transfer to command of an armed transport, USS Cam Ranh Bay. When a mysterious alien probe materializes from Jump Space and remotely reprograms The Bay's star drive, Sam and his crew begin an involuntary voyage that takes them three thousand light years out of known space, across the galactic rift to the Sagittarius Spiral Arm, and into the heart of an ancient, previously unknown civilization—the first encountered by Humans and the other five races of the Cottohazz—Stellar Commonwealth—in over a century. The genetically altered immortals known as The Guardians, a race so old they do not remember their own origins, soon turn murderously violent. Now Sam and his crew must elude capture by the Guardians, find some means of reprograming their own star drive, and then return to the Cottohazz with the news of a powerful new civilization bent on their destruction. But they may also be carrying the secrets of the origin of their own star drive and of the path to immortality. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for Chain of Command: "Chadwick’s heavy hitter succeeds at teeth-gritting action scenes, deep psychological portraits of diverse characters and societies, and abundant puzzles and mysteries. All . . . mixed in seamlessly with the vivid tragedies of war and balanced with dark humor.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ". . . strong characterization and the briskness of the plot should please. Fans of military sf and of Chadwick, in particular, should give it a look."—Booklist "Chain of Command is very smartly put together . . . Chadwick gets the details right, whether he's talking about the effects of prolonged weightlessness or the intricacies of geo and interstellar politics and economics . . . a solid piece of Mil-SF writing that pulls from many historical sources and manages to convey a lot of what the Surface Navy is like. . . . It isn't the steel hulls that make the navy tough, it's the sailors that crew them."—SFRevue About Come the Revolution: "[A]dventure, family secrets and humor. . . . The plot is as hard as the science Chadwick uses. . . . [E]ngages readers. First-rate science fiction; it moves at a fast pace throughout.”—The Galveston County Daily News "Chadwick offers an exciting military SF story set on the Varoki home planet of Hazz’Akato in his follow up to How Dark the World Becomes . . . Chadwick, a leading designer of military and science-fiction board- and role-playing games, knows his way around a battlefield . . . eccentric cohorts are entertaining, and a few surprises guarantee that readers will be seeing more of this series."—Booklist "This sequel to How Dark the World Becomes is a fast-paced, action-packed sf adventure. Readers new to Chadwick’s series will be able to start here without too much trouble; essential background information is given, and the author leaps straight into an original story set two years after the previous entry.”—Library Journal About How Dark the World Becomes: "How Dark the World Becomes is a crackling debut novel that speaks of great things to come! It's whip-smart, lightning-fast and character-driven—in short it has everything required to be totally satisfying. Highly recommended." —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Assassin’s Code ". . . [a] far off, hard scrabble intergalactic underworld . . . fast-paced intergalactic adventure full of far-flung alien intrigue.”—Astroguyz " . . . thrilling space adventure . . . I was reminded of Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict novels and Mark L. Van Name's Jon & Lobo adventures."—SFCrowsnest
Author: G. Laurence GROOM
If I had to use the unskilled labour of one of the ship ' s company , he would damn
the business from the outset ; because he would regard the poor chap as already
dead . Last trip , a passenger jumped overboard , and was never seen again .
Author: Marshall Newton Goold
ship . This. plunged. the. ship. into. darkness . Fortunately , an hour of daylight
remained and they were sailing on a ... Then someone remembered what Father
Shanahan had said when they left Manila : “ Our destiny is in God ' s hands .
Author: William L. Noyer
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Author: Greville Bathe
Category: Ordnance, Naval
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The Liveship Traders trilogy returns readers to Robin Hobb’s most loved world.
Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The Liveship Traders trilogy returns readers to Robin Hobb’s most loved world.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . .
Author: Robin Hobb
“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As the ancient tradition of Bingtown’s Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship—a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea’s nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to liberate the liveship—but their plan may prove more dangerous than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit’s ambitious grasp. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone
Groaning awake, Artim says, "Ship gods steal my soul and save me," before
beingshushed byhis woman. The projectiondisplays a ... The blue line
disappears off the side asthings scale, and a tag Ship Of Destiny appearsthere to
Author: Jorden Leonard
Publisher: Jorden Leonard
Naked with a body at his feet, Artim faces a living death punishment unless no memory works as a defense. Milden, the face of the establishment, is obsessed with Katelle the poet rebel and grows impatient for an excuse to remove Artim, her lover. The story of an old soldier curses as much as it enlightens and a broken god leashed to Milden watches everything. A space village in a generation ship allows no escape. If Artim and Katelle spark a revolt there can be no retreat.
Ship of Magic, Mad Ship, Ship of Destiny Robin Hobb. said only that Lavoy is the
mate, Clef is the ship's boy, and that he would not interfere. I don't understand it.”
A slight smile curved Althea's mouth. “Stop thinking of him as Brashen.
Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Del Rey
Set in the same sprawling fantasy world as her FitzChivalry Farseer novels, Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy unravels the story of a once-thriving city, a glorious and mythic species facing extinction, and the clan whose destiny is intertwined with both. Prepare to be swept away in this breathtaking eBook bundle: SHIP OF MAGIC MAD SHIP SHIP OF DESTINY Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships—rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Now the fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. For Althea’s young nephew, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard the ship, the Vivacia is a life sentence. But the fate of the ship—and the Vestrits—may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider: the ruthless buccaneer captain Kennit, who plans to seize power over the Pirate Isles by capturing a liveship and bending it to his will. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone
it says , ' Ye stately ships , And with your floating bridge the ocean span , Be mine
to guard this light from all eclipse ' Be ... of the Lighthouse that guards the Flame
of Spirituality from all eclipse , Jawaharlal is the Captain of the Ship of Destiny ...
Author: M. L. Ahluwalia
Of all the remarkable incidents connected with the short life of that ship of destiny
not the least was her name . If you look in your dictionary you will find : “ Titans.A
race of people vainly striving to overcome the forces of nature . ” Could anything ...
Publisher: Allied Publishers
She's perhaps best known for her epic fantasy Farseer series (Assassin's
Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest), as well as the two fantasy
trilogies related to it: the Liveship Traders (Ship of Magic, Mad Ship, and Ship of
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An anthology of original tales that explores crossover themes of romance, fantasy and science fiction includes contributions by leading genre authors and is co-edited by the creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and a 15-time Hugo Award-winning writer. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
... Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest, as well as the two fantasy series related
to it, the Liveship Traders series: Ship of Magic, The Mad Ship, and Ship of
Destiny; and the Tawny Man series: Fool's Errand, The Golden Fool, and Fool's
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories
In fact, the African Diaspora has a global and transnational dimension that can be
explored exemplarily in the struggle of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem
to achieve the power to define their history, presence and destiny.
Author: Martina Könighofer
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
The New Ship of Zion explores the dynamic Diaspora dimensions of the African Hebrew Israelites. With the successful establishment of thriving model communities in Israel and Ghana they have built up a framework for repatriation to the motherland. The resulting constructions of ethnic and cultural identity are the subjects of this book. It also sheds light on the ideological concepts of other communities that travel the same waters as the New Ship of Zion, such as the Rastafarians.
Christopher Jones left four sons — Roger, Christopher, Thomas and John — from
whom it is possible that descendants still live who can trace their origin to the
master of one of the famous ships of history. When and where this ship of destiny
Author: Charles Edward Banks
Publisher: Heritage Books
Get to know the men and women who sailed to the New World. Separate fact from fiction. Made famous by the Longfellow poem, John Alden, was not actually a pilgrim on the Mayflower; he was employed as a cooper to watch over the kegs of beer. William Brewster was an important leader of the Pilgrims, while Stephen Hopkins was an important member of the first exploring party sent to find a suitable place for habitation at Plymouth. William Mullins was the father of the famous Priscilla. Although they have no claim to fame, William Brewster's children-Love, Wrestling, and Fear-are mentioned. All of these facts and more are contained in this painstakingly researched book. You will find biographical sketches of 112 passengers who sailed on the first four ships to New England. These sketches include information on the passengers' origins, family connections, and later histories. The author begins with historical evidence then presents the passengers on the Mayflower, Fortune, Anne and Little James in alphabetical order by ship. Each sketch contains all known facts regarding place of residence in England, parentage and ancestry of the passengers.
MS " Esso Bolivar " - one of many Allied ships that would not sink Completing
temporary repairs to the battered " Esso ... Incidents of Destiny Aside from this
turn of destiny , three incidents occurred on board the Esso Bolivar which , when
Author: Standard Oil Company
Category: Merchant marine
Until 1850 all commerce centered around Fort Simpson , and it was a point of call
for all ships entering these waters . Among them were ships of Her Majesty ' s
Navy , and the commanding officer of one of them , Captain Prevost of H . M . S ...
Author: R. Geddes Large
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Category: Electronic books
A British Columbia classic, this book celebrates the pioneer spirit of the northern BC coast and Skeena River watershed. First published in 1958, the book is a story of magnificent individuals, daring deeds, conquests and failures. The land, the people and their common destiny are captured in the author's personal spirit and words. Dr. Large bequeathed his writings to the Museum of Northern British Columbia, which prepared this edition, incorporating many photographs from the Wrathall Collection that document the Skeena River area from 1908 to 1960.
Here it comes again, as ready to serve state cinema as glamorous careers, as
ready to be a vehicle of destiny as a ship of fools. In 1938 another film person
took the same Europa across the sea, with three prints of her latest movie, a small
Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Performing Arts
The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.
Why should I steer the ship of destiny, when every man thinks he could sail it
better? Let more brutal hands attempt it! Try as I might, I cannot force my heart to
cruelty. My people think only of their own happiness, but they'd have me pay for it
Author: Friedrich Schiller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Scotland may be a savage nation, Lady, but the English wash their hands in blood.' Mary Stuart tells the story of the personal struggle between two extraordinary women - one French, one English - both captive to the demands of sovereignty and both caught in a tumult of political and religious intrigue. Which of them is the rightful Queen of England - Mary Stuart or Elizabeth Tudor? Mary Stuart, written in 1800 by Friedrich Schiller, is presented in this new version by Mike Poulton following his Don Carlos for Sheffield/West End. The play was produced at Clwyd Theatr Cymru 7-30 May 2009. 'Magnificent . . . Mike Poulton's fleet and vivid translation . . . all the deftly plotted twists and turns of a thriller. You lean forward in your seat, desperate to discover what happens next . . . a masterpiece' Daily Telegraph on Mike Poulton's version of Schiller's Don Carlos.