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Teach Us To Want by Jen Pollock Michel was awarded Christianity Today’s 2015 Book of the Year. She guides us on a journey of understanding who we are when we want, and reintroduces us to a God who gives us the desires of our hearts. Teach Us To Want is the Free Audiobook of the Month for March. In addition, we have the audiobook versions of other Christianity Today award winning books on sale for only $4.98 below.
FROM U OF CHICAGO PRESS:The secret to a longer life is the subject of our free e-book for March, The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth by Ted Anton. Recently scientists have focused on the genetics of aging, the search for a so-called "longevity gene," and the possibility of tweaking genes to slow human aging. The Longevity Seekers is the story of how discoveries at the margins of science—experiments using the tiny worm C. elegans—became research programs attracting investments from big biotech and endorsements from TV personalities. It is a story of science in our time, of controversy and rivalry, of scientific truth and the hype that feeds on human desire for longer life.
“Unwinds like a fast-paced thriller, as Anton recounts the highly competitive race in which scientists, research labs, and global drug companies engage in the search for a magic bullet to extend human life.… A fascinating look at the players who have brought the notion of antiaging to the fore.”—Chicago Book Review
Get the e-book edition of The Longevity Seekers free in March!
THE LONG TOMORROW
From the io9 article, 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)
“I don’t understand why it isn’t acknowledged as a Great American SF novel — probably because all those people who have said they’ve read it haven’t,” says Nicola Griffith, author of Hild, Stay,Ammonite and Always. “The opening third reads like a King James Bible for the American myth: sure, rhythmic, and implacable.”
Adds Griffith, “This is a Bildungsroman, but because Brackett’s ambition was huge, she chose for her setting a post-nuclear Ruined Earth. She aimed for no less than the first serious science fiction novel of character. In the 1950s, this book must have turned its readers inside out like a sock. It wouldn’t surprise me to discover it was a formative influence on the young Carl Sagan, the seed of Saganism: the notion that spacefaring nations would be rare because they would tend towards destruction before they escaped the gravity of their planet.The Long Tomorrow is a brilliant piece of work — not perfect; Brackett was a product of her time, with all the cultural problems inherent in that caveat — but an amazing leap forward for the genre.”
One of the original novels of post-nuclear-holocaust America, The Long Tomorrow is considered by many to be one of the finest science fiction novels ever written on the subject. The story has inspired generations of new writers and is still as mesmerizing today as when it was originally written.
Len and Esau are young cousins living decades after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization as we know it. The rulers of the post-war community have forbidden the existence of large towns and consider technology evil.
However, Len and Esau long for more than their simple agrarian existence. Rumors of mythical Bartorstown, perhaps the last city in existence, encourage the boys to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure that will call into question not only firmly held beliefs, but the boys' own personal convictions.
The Poul Anderson MINIPACK™ presents 2 classic tales by a Grand Master: INNOCENT AT LARGE, by Poul and Karen Anderson, and INSIDE EARTH, by Poul Anderson alone.
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This month's complimentary e-book is The Nation-State in Transformation edited by Michael Böss
Globalisation is a challenge that creates both winners and losers. Until 2008 the small Northern European states were amongst the winners as they adjust well to rapid changes in the international political economy. These countries traditionally stay competetive by balancing open economies and flexible industrial policies within various forms of social partnerships and welfare systems. But what are the factors of their success, what is the significance of the state in a globalised economy, how do we explain the differentiated effects - and what has happend after the recent economic decline?
With contributions by
Henrik Bang, Michael Böss, John L. Campbell, Francis Fukuyama, Brian Girvin, Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen, Linda Thorsager, Chris McInerney, Rory O'Donnell, Seán Ó Riain, Joseph Ruane, Georg Sørensen, Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, John A. Hall, Bjørn Hvinden, Bob Jessop, Lars Bo Kaspersen, Peadar Kirby and David Marsh
Free at the university's dedicated promo page (DRM-free PDF available worldwide); more details are available on the book's regular catalogue page .
Globalisation is a challenge that creates both winners and losers. Until 2008 the small Northern European states were amongst the winners as they adjust well to rapid changes in the international political economy. These countries traditionally stay competitive by balancing open economies and flexible industrial policies within various forms of social partnerships and welfare systems. But what are the factors of their success, what is the significance of the state in a globalised economy, how do we explain the differentiated effects - and what has happened after the recent economic decline?
The Nation-State in Transformation seeks to answer questions like these and argues that globalisation transforms the nation-state. The small states serve as examples and points of reference for a more general discussion on current tendencies. Not only must we bring the state back in play and consider various growth and recovery strategies, we must also consider how history, culture and collective identities influence the performance of the nation-state in the new, globalised, world order.
by Vonda N. McIntyre
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(Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-519-9
A BVC Original Short Story
Evolution. Reproduction. Power. War.
A companion piece to Nebula-nominated “Little Faces.”
“‘Little Sisters’ starts off seeming like a thrilling space opera tale. But halfway through, this companion story to her Nebula-nominated ‘Little Faces‘ takes a really unsettling turn.” — Charlie Jane Anders, io9.com
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This week's Freebies - Wildside Press
The Second Rufus King MINIPACK™, by Rufus King (epub/Kindle/pdf)
More Rufus King! He created the Lt. Valcour series of mystery novels, and enjoyed a broad popular following from the 1930s through the 1960s.
This ebook contains 2 stories: “The Man Who Didn’t Exist” (1925) and “The Weapon That Didn’t Exist” (1926).
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This anthology includes 120 authors—who contributed 230 works totaling approximately 1.1 MILLION words of fiction. These pieces all originally appeared in 2014, 2015, or 2016 from writers who are new professionals to the SFF field, and they represent a breathtaking range of work from the next generation of speculative storytelling.
All of these authors are eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016. We hope you’ll use this anthology as a guide in nominating for that award as well as a way of exploring many vibrant new voices in the genre.
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NOTE: THIS IS THE ALTERED CREATURES EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURES PREQUEL
A traveler arrives in Farbank with information leading to ancient runestones that are said to have great mystic powers. Mesmerized with intrigue, Thorik and his parents venture out to find the treasure which will end up costing several lives to acquire.
Read by Jerry Sciarrio
Approx. 1.1 hrs
Vance Snyder had been a successful basketball coach and after all these years, decided it was time to retire. He and Lori could now travel, see the country, maybe fly to Paris or London. He settled in Pine Creek and an old friend convinced him to coach the local high school team, a team no one else would coach, a team of troubled kids who defied the rules. Vance accepted the challenge and soon understood why this group was known as the Team From Hell.
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Read by Rusty Nelson
Approx 7.6 Hrs. 7 CDs
'The Mysterious Affair at Styles (with bonus novel - The Secret Adversary), by Agatha Christie (epub/kindle/pdf)' on Wildside Press
Here is a special edition of The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie -- the first Hercule Poirot novel -- and it's packed with extras, like reviews, a list of adaptations, an introduction, and a complete bonus novel...The Secret Adversary, first in the Tommy and Tuppence series!
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