By Sarah Winman
When God used to be a Rabbit is the tale of a memorable younger heroine, Elly, and her lack of innocence; a mystical portrait of the pull and gear of kinfolk ties, of loss and lifestyles. From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of recent York, from 1968 to the occasions of 9-11, When God was once a Rabbit follows the evolving bond of affection and secrets and techniques among Elly and her brother, Joe, and her expanding crisis for her ally, Jenny Penny, who has secrets and techniques of her personal. humorous, quirky, totally compelling, and poignant, too, When God was once a Rabbit heralds the beginning of a striking new literary career.
By Mahbod Seraji
From "a impressive new talent"(Sandra Dallas, writer of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of younger love and coming of age in an Iran headed towards revolution.
during this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally shiny novel, Mahbod Seraji lays naked the sweetness and brutality of the centuries-old Persian tradition, whereas reaffirming the human reviews all of us share.
In a middle-class local of Iran's sprawling capital urban, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer time of 1973 on his rooftop together with his ally Ahmed, joking round one minute and asking burning questions about existence the following. He additionally hides a mystery love for his attractive neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed due to the fact that start to a different guy. however the bliss of Pasha and Zari's stolen time jointly is shattered while Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's mystery police. The violent effects wake up him to the truth of dwelling less than a robust despot, and lead Zari to make a surprising choice...
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By William Campbell Gault
Brock Callahan doesn’t have many enthusiasts left from his glory days at the gridiron. actually, Warren Temple Lund III could be the final one. So how can Callahan refuse his request for support? It doesn’t topic that Warren isn't particularly twelve with resources totaling thirty-two dollars.
Callahan can have a tender spot for children, but if he units out to discover his client’s lacking father, issues get nasty certainly. not anyone - now not the neighborhood police, the wealthy mom, nor her live-in-love - desires Callahan blending in. And if he doesn’t watch his step, Callahan may possibly locate himself in a county morgue with a tag tied to his immense toe . . .
By Ernest Callenbach
A unique either well timed and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental matters of this day, set in an ecologically sound destiny society. Hailed by way of the Los Angeles Times because the “newest identify after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach deals a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our future.
Ecotopia was once based whilst northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” surroundings: the suitable stability among humans and the surroundings. Now, 20 years later, this remoted, mysterious kingdom is welcoming its first formally sanctioned American customer: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston.
Skeptical but excited by this eco-friendly new global, Weston is set to document his findings objectively. yet from the beginning, he’s alternately inspired and unsettled by means of the legislation governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly time table: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to do away with city sprawl, zero-tolerance pollutants keep watch over, tree worship, ritual warfare video games, and a woman-dominated executive that has instituted such peaceable revolutions because the twenty-hour workweek and worker possession of farms and companies. His previous ideals challenged, his cynicism changed through desire, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian girl and undertakes a dating whose depth will lead him to a serious selection among worlds.
By Richard Phillips
For sixty years, the nationwide Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been investigating the strong applied sciences of a broken alien craft, an attempt dubbed the "Rho Project." Now, the yankee govt is able to percentage the Rho undertaking discoveries with the area. yet because the global scrambles to undertake the alien applied sciences, 3 excessive schoolers make one other surprising discovery: hidden within a collapse the hot Mexico desert lies one other flying saucers. because the pals discover the second one send, they start to resolve a decades-long mystery related to an extraterrestrial battle, executive cover-ups, and mystery experimentation utilizing alien expertise on people. A conflict has all started, and the secrets and techniques of the second one send could be the key to humanity's final likelihood for survival.
By Philip K. Dick
On a planet run through escapees from a psychological establishment, the medical professionals who arrive to revive order could be the craziest of all.
For years, the 3rd moon within the Alphane method used to be used as a psychiatric medical institution. but if struggle broke out among Earth and the Alphanes, the medical institution used to be left unguarded and the inmates manage their very own society, made from competing factions established round each one psychological disorder. while Earth sends a delegation to take again the colony, they locate enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and different mentally in poor health humans coming jointly to repel what they see as a overseas invasion. in the meantime, again on the earth, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his spouse Mary are dealing with a sour divorce, with Chuck wasting every little thing. but if Chuck is assigned to clandestinely regulate an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees a chance to get his revenge.
By John Lescroart
On Spain's Costa Brava, ardour and intrigue are all over- specially within the hearts of these who stay there. because the dictator Franco teeters at the fringe of overthrow, are entwined. One is a husband and spouse uninterested in the life they've got drifted into, the opposite a passionate, combative pair who appreciate each second of lifestyles. Into this effective combine comes a tender American looking his lacking lover-bringing a shadow of risk into the machinations already at paintings. quickly, loyalty should be validated and blood might be shed because the state of Spain prepares for revolution. And none of them-lovers, combatants, human being- will ever be an analogous.
By James Tiptree Jr.
The astronauts had the "right stuff" to accommodate virtually anything...
A send of male astronauts, who could be off target for his or her go back journey domestic, are intercepted through an area vessel managed via in simple terms girls. Who's off track now?
By Christiane Kirst
Es ist, als ob wir Kinder töten. Das ist die erschreckende Erkenntnis, die die kognitive Ethologie in Verbindung mit den Neuro-Wissenschaften offenbart. In einer mühseligen Puzzle-Arbeit hat Professor Franz Friedrich Degen deshalb die jüngsten Entdeckungen der Wissenschaft zusammengetragen, die das bisherige Verständnis vom Tier als einen der größten Irrtümer der Menschheit entlarven. Um die letzten noch fehlenden Nachweise einzuholen, reist er in die united states. Doch dann wird er in l. a. von einem Bus überrollt.
Der von Selbstzweifeln geplagte Ex-Journalist Diego Valdez glaubt nicht an einen Unfall. Motiviert durch die Primaten-Forscherin Marian Briggs beschließt er kurzerhand, Degens Arbeit zu vollenden. Das aber muss der Heimatschutz unbedingt verhindern.
"Die Sonderstellung des Menschen im Tierreich wird immer vehementer in Frage gestellt, denn Genetik und Neuro-Wissenschaften haben längst gezeigt, dass der Mensch den Tieren ähnlicher ist, als der immer glaubte. Darf der Mensch dann aber die Tiere weiterhin zum Objekt machen? Wenn nicht, so müsste er seine Dominanz über das Tier aufgeben. Er müsste sich selbst neu verorten in einer Gleichberechtigung, für die er noch nicht bereit zu sein scheint.
Wir leben auf diesem Planeten in einer Gemeinschaft mit Tieren. Die Regeln des Zusammenlebens wurden von uns durch natural Willkür festgelegt. Ein derartiges Verhalten aber passt nicht zu einem Wesen, das sich selbst als moralisch handelnd und vernünftig betrachtet." (Gerd Scobel in: scobel 3Sat-TV September 2013)
2014 erschienen unter dem Titel: "Die wir Tiere nennen" wurde die Geschichte aufgrund der zunehmenden Fülle an Erkenntnissen maßgeblich erweitert und überarbeitet.
Wenngleich die Handlung dieser Geschichte Fiktion ist, so sind die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse über die sensorischen und kognitiven Fähigkeiten der höheren Tiere jedoch keine Fiktion. Sie entsprechen weitestgehend dem Wissenstand von 2015.
By Doris Lessing
Two associates, sons, stunning and severe amorous affairs . . .
Roz and Lil were top associates given that adolescence. yet their bond stretches past normal bounds while those middle-aged moms fall in love with each one other's teenage sons—taboo-shattering passions that final for years, till the ladies finish them, vowing to have a decent outdated age. With Adore, Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, once more proves her unmatched skill to trap the reality of the human condition.