Fiction

Manhattan in Reverse

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 510

In this collection, Peter F. Hamilton draws you into an array of captivating tales. These exciting glimpses into his worlds are not to be missed – and as Ken Follett says, ‘each short story has enough ideas for a whole novel’. Manhattan in Reverse features the author’s popular detective Paula Myo, from his bestselling Commonwealth books. Other stories include Watching Trees Grow – a murder mystery set in an alternative 1800s Oxford – and The Forever Kitten. This questions eternal youth and the sacrifices required to pursue it. With all his usual wonderfully imagined futuristic technology, complex characters and brilliantly conceived storytelling, Peter F. Hamilton shows yet again what makes him Britain's number one science fiction writer. This fabulous collection contains a total of seven short stories: Watching Trees Grow Footvote If at First. . . The Forever Kitten Blessed by an Angel The Demon Trap Manhattan in Reverse
Fiction

The Demon Trap

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

View: 755

Taken from Peter F. Hamilton's short story collection Manhattan in Reverse, The Demon Trap is a thrilling short story featuring Paulo Myo of the Commonwealth Saga. When a Siddley-Lockheed CP-450 carrying a group of privileged pleasure-seeking Dynasty members is blown up over Nova Zealand, Senior Investigator Paula Myo of the Serious Crimes Directorate is called in to solve the terrible crime. A group called the Free Merioneth Forces have claimed responsibility but there had to be an individual at the end of that missile launcher and Paula is determined to find out who it was. This short story is taken from Manhattan in Reverse, the first short story collection in thirteen years from the master of space opera. The cover image for The Demon Trap was designed by Andrew Parkes as part of a competition run by Pan Macmillan in association with SFX magazine.
Fiction

Manhattan In Reverse

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 383

A major collection of short fiction from Peter F. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Pandora’s Star, The Dreaming Void, and many other epic science fiction novels—including a brand-new novella starring detective Paula Myo Fans of the Commonwealth Saga will enjoy the return of Paula Myo, the genetically engineered police investigator whose single-minded pursuit of justice runs up against a postwar citizenry eager to forget old crimes. In the all-new novella “Manhattan in Reverse,” Paula is dispatched to the backwoods planet of Menard after a docile, supposedly nonintelligent alien species attacks peaceful human settlers. Menard may have to be evacuated—something the planet’s corporate owners and human populace are prepared to resist . . . perhaps with targeted aggression. Violence hits closer to home in “The Demon Trap” in which Paula’s investigation of a gruesome act of terrorism leads into unexpected political, technological, and philosophical waters, threatening the course of human evolution. Time travel has never been so tricky—or so deadly—as it is in “If at First . . .,” in which Metropolitan Police detective David Lanson finds himself matching wits with a sociopath who might very well be from the future . . . or, at least, a future. “Blessed by an Angel” is set in the Commonwealth Universe of the Void trilogy and features an alien visitor who offers the local human population a chance at paradise. But one species’ paradise may be another’s hell. Three other thrilling pieces round out the collection—and showcase Peter F. Hamilton’s ability to weave scientific speculation into very human storytelling.
Fiction

Footvote

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 243

Taken from Peter F. Hamilton's short story collection Manhattan in Reverse, Footvote is a thrilling short story featuring Paulo Myo of the Commonwealth Saga. It's our world, present day - the UK is going to rack and ruin. There are strikes, the power facilities don't have enough technicians to continue running them, oppression and a terminal malaise afflicts the country and there seems no respite from the economic catastrophe. Then Bradley Ethan Murray opens a wormhole, a passage through to a new world and, potentially, a new world order. New Suffolk is available for all 'decent people' from the UK to start a new life - free from the troubles they will leave behind them. But is a new world really the way to help alleviate the problems of Earth? This short story is taken from Manhattan in Reverse, the first short story collection in thirteen years from the master of space opera. The cover image for Footvote was designed by Ioan Dumitrescu as part of a competition run by Pan Macmillan in association with SFX magazine.
Fiction

The Demon Trap: Short Reads

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

View: 818

A short story collection from one of the world's bestselling SF writers. When a Siddley-Lockheed CP-450 carrying a group of privileged pleasure-seeking Dynasty members is blown up over Nova Zealand, Senior Investigator Paula Myo of the Serious Crimes Directorate is called in to solve the terrible crime. A group called the Free Merioneth Forces have claimed responsibility but there had to be an individual at the end of that missile launcher and Paula is determined to find out who it was. This short story is taken from Manhattan in Reverse, the first short story collection in thirteen years from the master of space opera. Peter F. Hamilton takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, Deputy Director of the Intersolar Commonwealth's Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subjects this top ten bestselling author is at the top of his game. The cover image for The Demon Trap was designed by Andrew Parkes as part of a competition run by Pan Macmillan in association with SFX magazine.
Fiction

I

Author: Stephen Dixon

Publisher: McSweeneys Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 783

Presents a collection of interlinked stories that focus on the frustrations of the narrator who tries to raise two young daughters and take care of his sick wife.
Travel

Manhattan Users Guide

Author: Charles Suisman

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 500

View: 101

An all-inclusive guide to New York City features little-known resources and amusements, tips on dealing with the city's problems, and advice on the best services, shopping, and restaurants, all organized into useful categories such as Arts & Diversions, Coping, Services, Restaurants, Spirits, Sports, and Stores. Original.
Art

From Manet to Manhattan

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 558

View: 613

A behind-the-scenes look at the world's art market reveals houses that have shaped tastes in art and created record-breaking sales for art masterpieces
Travel

Relocating to New York City and Surrounding Areas

Author: Ellen R. Shapiro

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 407

View: 950

New York City and the surrounding areas are the most popular relocation destination in the United States. Including tips on commuting in traffic, this relocation guide gives readers everything they need to know before making the big move. Maps, checklists, tips, resources, coupons and index.
Architecture

AIA Guide to New York City

Author: Norval White

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 1056

View: 312

Identifies major architectural sites in the five boroughs of New York City and offers suggestions for walking tours in each neighborhood.
Travel

New York City with Kids

Author: Ellen R. Shapiro

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 313

Offers reviews of New York City restaurants, shops, attractions, and accomodations in the city suitable for children and teenagers, and provides neighborhood descriptions, travel tips, family-friendly lodging and dining guides, special vacation deals, and a section on the World Trade Center, with viewing and discussion advice. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Abbreviations

Reverse Acronyms Initialisms & Abbrev Dict

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Category: Abbreviations

Page: 4

View: 103

Covers aerospace, associations, banking, biochemistry, business, data processing, domestic and international affairs, economics, education, electronics, genetics, government information technology, internet, investment, labor, language, law, medicine, military affairs, pharmacy, physiology, politics, religion, science, societies, sports, technical drawings and specifications, telecommunications, trade, transportation, and other fields.
Fiction

Gould

Author: Stephen Dixon

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 963

Draws a portrait of an American man through a collection of shorter stories documenting his romantic and sexual encounters over the course of forty years, showing the pain and wonder of love that are such a part of life in the modern world. 12,500 first printing.