Download E-books Willful Child PDF

By Steven Erikson

From the New York occasions Bestselling writer Steven Erikson comes a brand new technological know-how fiction novel of devil-may-care, close to calamitous and downright chaotic adventures throughout the countless vastness of interstellar space.

These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing venture: to search out unusual new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if helpful obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the...

And so we subscribe to the not-terribly-bright yet tremendously cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley staff on board the Starship Willful Child for a sequence of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures via ‘the endless vastness of interstellar space.'

The New York instances bestselling writer of the acclaimed Malazan booklet of the Fallen series has taken his lifelong ardour for Star Trek and remodeled it right into a clever, artistic, and highly wonderful spoof most commonly mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown experience. the result's an SF novel that deftly parodies the style whereas additionally paying fond homage to it.

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Download E-books A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Mark Twain

One of many maximum satires in American literature, Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court starts off whilst Hank Morgan, a talented mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England hands manufacturing facility, is struck at the head in the course of a quarrel and awakens to discover himself one of the knights and magicians of King Arthur’s Camelot.

What follows is a tradition conflict of the 1st importance, as practical-minded Hank, disgusted with the lack of knowledge and superstition of the folk, comes to a decision to enlighten them with schooling and expertise. via a sequence of splendidly resourceful adventures, Twain celebrates American homespun ingenuity and democracy in comparison to the backward ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy. whilst, although, Twain increases the query of even if fabric growth inevitably creates a greater society. As Hank turns into extra robust and self-righteous, he additionally turns into extra ruthless, extra autocratic, and not more in a position to keep an eye on occasions, till the one approach out is a hugely damaging war.

While the darkish pessimism that might totally blossom in Twain’s later works may be discerned in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the radical will however be remembered basically for its wild leaps of mind's eye, impressive wit, and wonderful storytelling.

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Download E-books Babylon PDF

By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield

Translated from the Russian, this razor-sharp satire on shopper tradition, Russian variety, follows the impossible to resist upward thrust of a Moscow advertisements copywriter, who specialises in adjusting Western ads to the jap mentality and promoting Pepsi, Seven-up, Gucci, Mercedes and Reebok to the emerging heart classification.

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Download E-books Flash and Filigree (Terry Southern) PDF

By Terry Southern

Terry Southern is an acclaimed satirist of yank tradition, the author liable for sweet and the screenplay of Dr. Strangelove. In Flash and Filigree, his first novel, he provides another outrageously humorous statement at the darkish facet of our nationwide lifestyles. Frederick Eichner, world-renowned dermatologist, is visited by way of the entrancingly frustrating Mr. Felix Treevly, who involves him as a sufferer and remains as an obsession. Mr. Treevly leads the surgeon right into a sequence of hilarious and more and more bizarre occasions, which, with the help of a drunken deepest detective, a mad pass judgement on, a motor vehicle crash, and a cannabis get together, ultimately force him to mayhem. A wild whirlwind of a unique, Flash and Filigree is a piece of comedian genius from one of many wittiest writers of our time.

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Download E-books Galapagos: A Novel PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Galápagos takes the reader again a million years, to A.D. 1986. an easy holiday cruise by surprise turns into an evolutionary trip. because of an apocalypse, a small team of survivors stranded at the Galápagos Islands are approximately to develop into the progenitors of a courageous, new, and different human race. during this inimitable novel, America’s grasp satirist seems at our global and exhibits us all that's unfortunately, madly awry–and all that's worthy saving.

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Download E-books I Am a Cat: Three Volumes in One PDF

"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, instructed through a fellow who does not have a reputation, and hasn't ever stuck a mouse, and is not a lot stable for whatever other than observing people in action..." —The New Yorker

Written over the process 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comedian masterpiece, i'm a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class jap society throughout the Meiji period. With acerbic wit and sardonic viewpoint, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who reviews at the follies and foibles of the folk round him.

A vintage of jap literature, I Am a Cat is one in every of Soseki's best-known novels. thought of through many because the maximum author in smooth jap heritage, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a vintage novel guaranteed to be loved for years yet to come.

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Download E-books Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty) PDF

By Jeremy Greenberg

The cat's solution to Sorry I Pooped on your Shoe, Sorry I Barfed in your Bed is a hilarious selection of full-color photographs and letters of excuses and proposals from cats to the folks who love them—no subject what undesirable factor they’ve done!

Inside Sorry I Barfed in your Bed, author and comic Jeremy Greenberg offers a suite of laugh-out-loud letters and pictures that provide a cat's eye view on universal pussycat vs. human cohabitation conundrums. it is the ideal reward for loopy cat fans and somebody who appreciates hilarious (and so true!) insights into cat—and human—nature, including:

Your cat sits in your computer not only for heat or recognition, yet to avoid you from interacting with the surface global. in the end, isn’t the most cause to have a cat so that you don’t need to waste time constructing basic human relationships?

If you spent a 3rd of your existence licking your self, you too could sometimes fail to remember to stay your tongue again on your face.

Eating grass has medicinal reasons, and such a lot cats think grass will be legalized.

The cat feels undesirable approximately barfing in your bed…because now it needs to get to as much as pass sleep in your fresh laundry in its place.

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Download E-books A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Mark Twain

One of many maximum satires in American literature, Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court starts while Hank Morgan, a talented mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England palms manufacturing facility, is struck at the head in the course of a quarrel and awakens to discover himself one of the knights and magicians of King Arthur’s Camelot.

What follows is a tradition conflict of the 1st value, as practical-minded Hank, disgusted with the lack of know-how and superstition of the folk, comes to a decision to enlighten them with schooling and expertise. via a sequence of splendidly innovative adventures, Twain celebrates American homespun ingenuity and democracy compared to the backward ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy. while, despite the fact that, Twain increases the query of even if fabric growth inevitably creates a greater society. As Hank turns into extra strong and self-righteous, he additionally turns into extra ruthless, extra autocratic, and not more capable of keep an eye on occasions, until eventually the single method out is a vastly damaging war.

While the darkish pessimism that might absolutely blossom in Twain’s later works will be discerned in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the unconventional will however be remembered basically for its wild leaps of mind's eye, incredible wit, and unique storytelling.

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