Daemon [Book 1 Daemon Series]

Author: Daniel Suarez Publish: 2006 Page: 304 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Daemon and FreedomTM comprise a two-part novel by the author Daniel Suarez about a distributed, persistent computer application, The Daemon, that begins to change the real world after the original programmer’s death. A high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world order Technology controls almost everything in our modern-day world, from remote entry on our cars to access to our homes, from the flight controls of our airplanes to the movements of the entire world economy. Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can’t always be said for the people who design them. Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designer—the architect behind half-a-dozen popular online games. His premature death depressed both gamers and his company’s stock price. But Sobol’s fans aren’t the only ones to note his passing. When his obituary is posted…

Cat’s Cradle (1963)
English Literature , Science Fiction / January 9, 2019

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Publish: 1969 Page: 209 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Cat’s Cradle is a science fiction novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963. His fourth novel, it explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way. After turning down his original thesis in 1947, the University of Chicago awarded Vonnegut his master’s degree in anthropology in 1971 for Cat’s Cradle. The title of the book derives from the string game “Cat’s Cradle”. Early in the book, the character Felix Hoenikker (a fictional co-inventor of the atom bomb) was playing cat’s cradle when the bomb was dropped, and the game is later referred to by his son, Newton Hoenikker.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Breakfast of Champions (1973)
English Literature , Science Fiction / January 8, 2019

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Publish: 1973 Page: 182 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Breakfast of Champions or Goodbye Blue Monday is a 1973 novel and the seventh novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut. Set predominantly in the fictional town of Midland City, Ohio. It focuses on two characters: Dwayne Hoover, a Midland resident, Pontiac dealer and affluent figure in the city and Kilgore Trout, a widely published but mostly unknown science fiction author. Breakfast of Champions has themes of free will, suicide, and race relations among others.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay [Book 3]

Author: Suzanne Collins Publish: 2010 Page: 180 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins. It is the last installment of The Hunger Games, following 2008’s The Hunger Games and 2009’s Catching Fire. The book continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol. The hardcover and audiobook editions of Mockingjay were published by Scholastic on August 24, 2010, six days after the ebook edition went on sale. The book sold 450,000 copies in the first week of release, exceeding the publisher’s expectations. It received a generally positive reaction from critics. The novel was adapted into two films. The first part was released on November 21, 2014, while the second part was released on November 20, 2015.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire [Book 2]

Author: Suzanne Collins Publish: 2009 Page: 172 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Catching Fire is a 2009 science fiction young adult novel by the American novelist Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. As the sequel to the 2008 bestseller The Hunger Games, it continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. Following the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the oppressive Capitol has begun, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the Hunger Games. The book was first published on September 1, 2009, by Scholastic, in hardcover, and was later released in ebook and audiobook format. Catching Fire received mostly positive reviews, with reviewers praising Collins’ prose, the book’s ending, and the development of Katniss’s character. According to critics, major themes of the novel include survival, authoritarianism, rebellion and interdependence versus independence. The book has sold more than 19 million copies in the U.S. alone. A film adaptation, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was released on November 22, 2013. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join…

Free Ebook | The Christmas Train
Crime Novel , English Literature / December 19, 2018

Author : David Baldacci Language : English Format EBook : PDF Description : Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, was banned from flying in the U.S. when an overly probing search wand caused him to blow his top at LaGuardia Airport. Now, the train is his only option to get to Los Angeles for Christmas to be with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he pitches a story about a train ride taken during Christmas season to his ex-flame editor, Eleanor. Thereupon begins one of the most hilarious — and heartwarming — train rides ever. Along the way Tom encounters mechanical failures, derailments, and eccentric characters like Agnes Joe, who rides trains all the time, though no one knows why. There’s also a mysterious passenger whom Tom suspects may be a fugitive, an avalanche that changes everyone’s Christmas plans, unexpected romance, and a rekindling of holiday spirits. As the mighty Southwest Chief chugs along, Tom Langdon and his wonderful train adventure will have you laughing as you turn the pages. It will also reacquaint you with what makes Christmas truly special. The Christmas Train is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as…

Free Ebook | Fifty Shades Freed
Adults , English Literature , Romance / December 18, 2018

Author : Erika Leonard James Ebook Format : PDF Language : English Description : Fifty Shades Freed is the third and final installment of the erotic romance Fifty Shades Trilogy by British author E. L. James. After accepting entrepreneur CEO Christian Grey’s proposal in Fifty Shades Darker, Anastasia Steele must adjust not only to married life but to her new husband’s wealthy lifestyle and controlling nature. The paperback edition was first published in April 2012. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Free Ebook | Fifty Shades of Grey
Adults , English Literature , Romance / December 15, 2018

Author : Erika Leonard James Ebook Format : PDF Language : English Description : Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the first instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM). Originally self-published as an ebook and a print-on-demand, publishing rights were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012. Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, selling over 125 million copies worldwide by June 2015. It has been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. Critical reception of the book, however, has tended towards the negative, with the quality of its prose generally seen as poor. Universal Pictures and Focus Features produced a film adaptation, which was released on 13 February 2015[2] and also received generally unfavourable reviews. The second and third volumes of the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were published in 2012. Grey:…

Free Ebook | Jed Cartwright and the Lost Gold Mine
Adventure Fiction , English Literature / December 12, 2018

Author : Ed Dunlop Ebook Format : PDF Description : Jed Cartwright and the Lost Gold Mine is second book of Jed Cartwright series from the author Ed Dunlop. “I still say there’s gold left in the Bluebird Mine,” the voice said. “Old Man Potter got that gold from somewhere!” “Yeah, but that was thirty years ago,” a second voice replied. “Potter died without leaving a clue to the mine’s whereabouts.” “Potter made a map,” the first voice asserted, “and I know how to find it. Think of all that gold sittin’ there, jest waitin’ for someone to come along and find it! It’s as good as ours.” “And jest how are you goin’ to go about findin’ the map?” The boys stared at each other, wide-eyed. Just then, Seth leaned against the counter, and a small glass bottle crashed to the floor. The voices stopped. ******************* When Jed and his new brother Nathan accompany Pa Cartwright on a trip to the Colorado Territory, they learn of a gold mine that has been lost for more than thirty years. Setting out to find it, the boys discover that someone else knows the mine’s whereabouts. And that someone is willing to…

Free Ebook | Andersen’s Fairy Tales
Classic Fiction , English Literature / December 3, 2018

Author : Hans Christian Andersen Description : Andersen’s fairy tales, of which no fewer than 3381 works have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West’s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Nightingale”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Little Match Girl”, “Thumbelina”, and many others. His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films. One of Copenhagen’s widest and busiest boulevards is named “H.C. Andersens Boulevard”. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us