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By Becca Fitzpatrick

Dans l. a. ville brumeuse de Portland, Nora tente de mener une vie ordinaire depuis l. a. mort violente de son père quelques mois auparavant. Lors d'un cours de biologie, elle fait los angeles connaissance de Patch, qui vient d'arriver en ville. Il est séduisant, mystérieux, toutes les filles en sont folles, mais l. a. vie de Nora est déjà bien trop remplie.Comment Patch peut-il en savoir autant d'argent sur son compte ? Pourquoi se retrouve-t-il toujours sur sa course quand elle cherche à l'éviter ? Alors que les deux youngsters se rapprochent, Nora prend peur : un inconnu masqué attaque sa voiture, sa chambre est fouillée, mise à sac ; et quand elle appelle los angeles police, tout est miraculeusement rentré dans l'ordre. Sans le savoir, Nora est devenue l'objet de los angeles guerre qui agite les anges déchus et les Nephilim. Et en tombant amoureuse de Patch, elle va découvrir que l. a. ardour peut être fatale...

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Coldwater, Maine, États-Unis
De nos jours.

En entrant en cours de biologie, je faillis tomber à l. a. renverse.
Bras dessus bras dessous, Barbie et Ken étaient suspendus au tableau noir. Les deux poupées étaient entièrement dénudées, à l'exception d'un feuillage en plastique, positionné aux endroits stratégiques. Au-dessus, une légende à l. a. craie rose bien appuyée indiquait :

LA replica HUMAINE (LE SEXE)

- Et dire que les téléphones portables avec appareils photograph sont interdits ! s'exclama ma voisine, Vee. Un cliché de ça sur le webzine du bahut, et adieu les cours de bio... think : une heure de libre, à agency à quelque selected de bien plus productif... Des sessions de soutien individuel avec ces varieties canons de première ou de terminale, par exemple.
- Ça alors, Vee. Et moi qui pensais que ce sujet allait te passionner.
- On ne m'apprendra rien que je ne sache déjà, répliqua Vee avec un sourire entendu.
- Rappelle-moi : Vee, ça s'écrit avec un V... comme vierge ?
- Hé, pas si fortress !
Elle m'adressa un clin d'oeil et l. a. cloche retentit. Nous nous installâmes à notre desk habituelle. Le trainer McConaughy saisit le sifflet toujours pendu à son cou et émit un son strident.
- Assis, les gars !
L'entraîneur de l'équipe de basket-ball du lycée assurait aussi les cours de biologie des secondes. Ça n'était un mystery pour personne : il considérait l'enseignement comme une tâche annexe.
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- los angeles seule matière où j'ai pas los angeles moyenne, brailla une autre.
Le trainer passa en revue le finest rang et s'arrêta sur moi. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Poche .

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By Larry Niven

Ringworld: the main wonderful artifact in recognized house, an articficial global with 3 million instances Earth's floor zone. Who outfitted it? And the place are they? during this attractive sequel to Larry Niven's Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel, Louis Wu (now a near-hopeless lirehead addicted to electric ecstasy), the elderly Kzin warrior, Speaker-to-Animals, and the Hindmost, puppeteer mate of mad Nessus, go back to Ringworld. Their objective is to avoid cataclysm. within the approach, they locate themselves studying Ringworld's significant secrets...

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By Frederik Pohl

Wealth ...or loss of life. these have been the alternatives Gateway provided. people had came upon this synthetic spaceport, choked with operating interstellar ships left at the back of through the mysterious, vanished Heechee. Their locations are preprogrammed. they're effortless to function, yet most unlikely to regulate. a few got here again with discoveries which made their intrepid pilots wealthy; others back with their continues to be slightly identifiable. It was once the final word online game of Russian roulette, yet during this resource-starved destiny there has been no scarcity of determined volunteers.

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By James Luceno

Years have handed on account that Jacen Solo, seduced by means of the darkish aspect and reanointed because the brutal Sith Lord Darth Caedus, died by the hands of his dual sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow in their son’s tragic downfall nonetheless looms huge. yet Jacen’s personal vivid and loving daughter, Allana, bargains a ray of wish for the long run as she flourishes in her grandparents’ care. And whilst the keen, inquisitive lady, in whom the strength grows ever greater, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather’s loved spacecraft–the much-overhauled yet ever-dependable Millennium Falcon–the Solo family members reveals itself at a brand new turning element, approximately to set out on an odyssey into doubtful territory, untold event, and unforeseen rewards.
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By Keith Roberts

Within the yr 1588, Queen Elizabeth of britain used to be assassinated. therefore, whilst the Spanish Armada attacked, England went down defeated, altering the background of Europe and the recent global as we all know it.

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By Michael Swanwick

A technology fiction masterpiece from a five-time Hugo Award winner!
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By Tobias S. Buckell

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By Alan Dean Foster

"The Ambergris Element" - the tale opens with a chess online game among Spock and M'mir, the alternate-shift communications officer - who's Caitian, and who's at present distracted from the sport by way of a number of stories. (The felinoid humans of Cait are regarding the Kzinti, analogous to the connection among the Vulcans and Romulans, yet a lot additional again - M'mir resides evidence that Caitian adult females can functionality within the outdoor world.) The thoughts let us research whatever of her history and the way she got here to be a member of the Enterprise's bridge crew.

The firm has entered a sector that's simply been frivolously explored. Argo, the area they're approximately to survey, has just one obvious peculiarity. Water worlds aren't strange, yet Argo had a considerable land floor until eventually really lately. The tectonic task of the planet replaced all that in a short time. a minimum of one inhabited Federation planet exhibits symptoms of reminiscent of Argo to an uncomfortable measure, so something Argo can train them may perhaps keep lives later on...

"The Pirates of Orion" - the entire tinkering with Kirk's and Spock's biochemistry in "The Ambergris Element" ended with either one of them coming down with choriocytosis. regrettably, whereas it is a nuisance for a human with iron-based blood, it's lethal inside days, if untreated, for a Vulcan's assorted biochemistry - and Spock's combined ancestry has given him copper-based blood. on the grounds that company is just too distant from any resource of strobolin, Starfleet arranges ship-to-ship transfers of the drug (can't manage to pay for to tie up greater than 1 send of the Enterprise's category at a time). Then Orion pirates hit the freighter Huron previous to its rendezvous with the Enterprise.

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By Deborah Install

What could you do if you happen to came upon a rickety robotic sitting below a tree on your again backyard?

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By David J. Schwartz

EISBN-13: 9781407013411

a celebration in a faculty flat in may well 2001. A case of dodgy home-brewed beer. A violent typhoon. subsequent day: the mummy of all hangovers. What could you do if you happen to the morning after the evening earlier than introduced a banging head, a raging thirst... Oh, and your personal superpower?

Meet the All-Stars: Harriet, Charlie, Caroline, Mary-Beth and Jack. Harriet could make herself invisible, Charlie can learn your brain, Caroline can fly, and Jack, good, Jack can run swifter than a rushing bullet.

decided to turn into costumed crime-fighters, yet baffled by means of the inability of super-villains to take on, the quintet quickly unearths that the ramifications in their new powers are extra complex than they expected, and that people (even themselves) are even more fragile than they'd realised.

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