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The outside world has become unforgiving; your only hope for survival is to live deep underground. Those who long for a chance to experience the unknown are given the worst sentence: They are sent to experience the cruelties of the world outside. Hugh Howey makes the dangers of the outdoors a reality in his bestselling Wool series. The success of the series has inspired renewed interest in dystopian fiction, so we’ve gathered a collection of novels that we think you will enjoy as much as Wool.
Although Bugunda was no threat outside his own borders, Moustaph was one of the world’s most wanted men. Suspected of engineering train and subway bombings in Europe, an attempt to blow an international flight out of the air, and a mass shooting at a beach resort in Australia, the various rewards offered exceeded the gross national product of most third-world countries.
That was where the sniper became involved.
Hot Ice by Gregg Loomis. New thriller featuring international assassin Jason Peters. Available in ebook and print.
“Fantasy is the most endearing genre of them all.” Join five time Nebula and Hugo Award—winning author Robert Silverberg in a tour of his home. Against the backdrop of ancient artifacts, Silverberg speaks about how the great myths and stories of the past, from Gilgamesh to the Odyssey, have inspired his now-iconic works, including the Hugo Award—winning novella Nightwings. Learn more about the author that joined the ranks of fellow science fiction Grand Masters Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, L. Sprague de Camp, and more.
“I assume that the full scope of my mother’s influence on me lies beyond my understanding. I figure it must be like an iceberg: only the tip of it shows. The tens of thousands of hours she spent looking after me, feeding me, clothing me, socializing me, teaching me, consoling me, encouraging me, disciplining me, listening to me, driving me to cello and kung fu lessons—I can remember only a tiny fraction of it all. And then there is all that I learned from her by example: watching her practice the piano every day for hours and hours without ever feeling satisfied with the results, watching how she worried every month when it came time to pay the bills, watching how kindly and patiently she treated others, but how unkindly and impatiently she treated herself….”
“[My mother] really encouraged us to become whatever we wanted to become,” says bestselling author Rexanne Becnel.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, hear accomplished authors including Erica Jong, Alice Walker, Rexanne Becnel, Anne Perry, and Hilma Wolitzer explain how being mothered and becoming mothers themselves has shaped their lives and work. Becnel and Perry recall how their mothers encouraged an early love of language, while Jong and Wolitzer reflect on how becoming mothers expanded and enriched their writing.