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Beyond the End of the Road: A Winter of Contentment North of the Arctic Circle By Michael D. Pitt
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Join Kathleen and Michael Pitt as they leave the comfort and temperate climate of Vancouver to spend an isolated winter north of the Arctic Circle. With neither power nor running water, living in a... More > small, one-room cabin 40 kilometres from the nearest community of 75 people, this middle-aged couple learns to embrace temperatures that regularly fall below -40 degrees. By the time the ice left the lake in mid-June, their lives had been changed forever. "A mesmerizing account. Well-written and insightful." -- Julie Angus, author of "Rowboat in a Hurricane" "Personal, humorous and witty" -- Alan Fehr, Superintendent of Prince Albert National Park Born and raised in California, Michael D. Pitt came to Canada in 1975 to teach grassland ecology at UBC. The lure of a rural lifestyle, however, inevitably proved irresistible. The Pitts now live on 565 acres near Preeceville, Saskatchewan. Kathleen and Michael wrote "Three Seasons in the Wind: 950 km by Canoe Down Northern Canada's Thelon River" (1999).< Less
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Elf-Witch By Raven Williams
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A collision of worlds as destinies entwine. At the end of the Ice Age, a Dark Magic Caster learns of an Ancient Prophecy and sets out to ensure it remains unfulfilled. At 35, Maia wonders if... More > she'll ever fit into the human life she's living. She's always felt different, something more. The dreams and visions of Elves confuse her, leading her to seek answers. The Dragon-shifter Drago, never really getting along with his father, goes against his wishes and offers his assistance to Elf-Kin in capturing the Dark Elves. He soon learns news of his and his "father's" past that changes everything he ever knew about himself. It is not long before destiny brings Drago and Maia together and they find themselves connected in ways they had never imagined. As the destinies of the human with Elven memories and the Dragon-Shifter entwine, they become drawn into a war between Dark & Light that could be the end of all Elder species. Where will this quest lead them? Will any of them survive?< Less
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From updated versions of classic fairy tales all the way to original stories full of raw hate and vitrol, GARY DAVIDSON takes the children's story back to its cruel, bitter, heartless and vulgar... More > roots. Lessons in today's life, unheeded warnings, political satire, and immorality tales abound in this collection of bedtime stories no child should know until they've already had their innocence ripped from them like a trout plucked from the river for dinner. From a tale about a century old majestic pine that ends up as nothing but a bunch of worn, broken and discarded toothpicks (just like today's employees), to a story about a murderous Ice Cream truck driver prowling suburban streets for his next tasty morsel, BEDTIME STORIES FOR BAD LITTLE CHIDREN are the stuff of nightmares, and too often the very Grimm realities of our tiny futile lives. But seriously, don't give this to sensitive readers, you'll just spoil the surprise of aging for them...< Less
Kista By Jane Land
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When the Orion slaver Disr'ta'bilt ha Uldur discovers that two captives kidnapped by his deputy are Starfleet officers on shore leave, he quickly abandons them on an uncharted planet. Lt. Commander... More > Christine Chapel, M.D. finds herself suddenly stranded with no food, no supplies, and no companionship other than an aloof Commander Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan First Officer of the Enterprise. An ice-age winter is closing in, and Chapel quickly faces a medical emergency for which her sophisticated training is nearly useless. They are found by the Domii, a small tribe of hunter-gatherers led by Domi, whose word is final except in matters of healing, where he must answer to the Adar Doma, the tribal healer. Taken on as an apprentice by the Adar Doma, and christened "Kista" in their language, Chapel discovers the richness of their folk medicine, and its heartbreaking limitations. But it is in her relationship with Spock that she experiences exasperation, rage, suffering—and ultimately joy.< Less
Under the Gray Skies By Jacqueline Druga
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A long awaited sisters' vacation hits a slight bump in the road when a series of tremors instantly cause the cancellation of all flights. Believing the airport is not the safest place, Lacey and her... More > sister hurry from the terminal and board a crowded tram. Then it happens. No one knows why, how or what occurs. Cities are decimated, oceans rise and people drop dead from the cataclysmic event. The world becomes a dark place on a fast track to the next ice age. Lacey somehow survives and finds herself in a city of rubble. Unaware that it was a global event, she treks from the destruction in an attempt to find help. Along the way she meets Madison. Both women are far from home and together they embark on a mission to find their families thousands of miles away. The country is in chaos and is fast becoming uninhabitable. It is a race against the clock as the world grows colder and more dangerous by the day. Lacey and Madison vow not to give up until they know what has happened to those they love.< Less
Bone Menagerie By Sonny Whitelaw
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Every kid has parents who embarrass them on occasion, but Gabrielle Jordan has more to complain about than most. Her mother, paleontologist Professor Julia Jordan, has dragged her around the world... More > for most of her sixteen years searching for proof of her bizarre—and embarrassing—theory, that creatures of myth and legend existed 50,000 years ago during the last ice age. As for Gabrielle’s father, Russell Anderson, well, he’s in an asylum for the criminally insane, claiming to be possessed by a demon named Abaddon, which turned him from a mild-mannered scientist into a serial killer. For Gabrielle, the dawning realization that her mother might not be chasing rainbows and her father really isn’t insane is one fraught with danger, adventure, and romance. It will lead her from Rhode Island to the Australian Outback and the distant past of 50,000 years ago, into a world filled with magical creatures. From the author of Stargate: SG-1 - CITY OF THE GODS< Less
New Ceres Nights By Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely (eds)
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New Ceres, a planet in the outer colonies, embraced the Age of Enlightenment nearly two hundred years ago and refused to let go. Refugees and opportunists come to New Ceres in search of new lives,... More > escaping the conflict of the interstellar war that has already devastated Earth. New Ceres Nights presents thirteen exciting stories of rebellion, debauchery, decadence, subterfuge and murder, set against the backdrop of powdered wigs, coffee houses, balls and duels. Debutante Dirk Flinthart The Widow’s Seven Candles Thoraiya Dyer Code Duello J.C. Hay Murder in Laochan Aliette de Bodard Tontine Mary Kaaron Warren Fair Trade Stephen Dedman A Troublesome Day for Jacky Midnight Matthew Farrer Prosperine When It Sizzles Tansy Rayner Roberts Candle to the Devil Sue Isle Blessed Are The Dead That The Rain Falls Upon Martin Livings The Sharp Shooter Sylvia Kelso Smuggler’s Moon Lee Battersby The Piece of Ice in Miss Windermere’s Heart Angela Slatter< Less
The Search for the Benefactors, Casewrap: The Starman Saga, Vol. 2 By Michael D. Cooper
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In the 22nd century, Starlight Enterprise produced its first Starmen, its gifted and highly trained venturers destined for excitement, danger, and battle with ruthless enemies. The Starman saga is... More > recounted in four volumes: The Dawn of the Starmen, The Search for the Benefactors, and The War of the Light. A fourth volume, The Starman Companion, provides essay, reviews, and background material for the saga. In The Search for the Benefactors, Starmen David Foster, Joe Taylor, and Mark Seaton explore the lightless depths of the huge ocean under the miles-thick ice of the surface of Europa. What they discover enables the three Starmen to learn that the history of the Solar System is far different from what Earth had long believed. They become driven to search fervently for the elusive “Benefactors”—the alien race that, ages earlier, had impacted the Solar System profoundly. Their presence is needed desperately now as Earth prepares to resist a terrifying enemy. Visit the Starman web site at< Less

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