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The ferry glided across the flat water of the harbor. Outside the glare of the lights of the big ship, the only stars were the broken strands close above the hilltops of the island the ferry ran... More > beside, and the hilltops were only deeper shadows in the dark. Standing at the stern rail watching the ferry approach the docking he was barefoot on the wooden deck and cold, there was a wind coming down from the hills onto water that was as still as oil and glimmered black with starlight.< Less
The Sea Wolf
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The tale told in Jack London’s 1904 adventure romance novel The Sea-Wolf actually begins three years earlier on a foggy night in San Francisco Bay. It was on the last day of November in 1901... More > that two ferries played starring roles in the worst collision of that type of sea ship in the history of the city to date. Three passengers, a baggage horse and the career of the captain of the Sausalito all went down with the ship that night, but from that disaster was also born one of London’s most beloved and sustained successes. Inspired by the true life story, the Sausalito in London’s work is transformed into the Martinez and it is the sinking of that vessel that kicks off a novel notable for its working a solid sense of reality out of a story that would seem to be all but impossible in the real world.< Less
UN JEUNE CHINOIS AUX YEUX BLEUS
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Chang, âgé de 14 ans, est le fils cadet d'un couple franco-chinois établi à Hong Kong. Sa vie est merveilleuse... jusqu'au jour fatal où il perd ses parents et son... More > frère aîné dans un accident d'avion. Son père, chinois, n'avait aucune famille. Du côté de sa mère française, il ne resterait qu'une grand-mère maternelle dont il ignorait jusqu'à l'existence, car, des dizaines d'années plus tôt, elle s'était fâchée à mort avec sa fille. Faute de retrouver cette grand-mère dont la trace a été perdue, l'orphelinat semble inévitable. Chang ne l'entend pas de cette oreille et ne veut pas que d'autres, aussi bien intentionnés soient-ils, décident du cours de son existence. Il va vivre un véritable voyage initiatique vers le statut d'adulte en prenant en main sa propre destinée avec une logique et une ténacité incomparables, quitte à utiliser des moyens surprenants, voire peu orthodoxes, mais astucieux...< Less
SPACE ODDITY SCRIPTS: Book Ten - PROVING GROUND
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MacManus wants command of the first true starship, a craft that will leave the familiar spaceways behind and go “out there!” Instead he gets stuck in command of the Transport... More > STARBENDER. And while his recent actions have whipped up a hornets nest in the form of an attacking Vircon Armada, and Star Command scrambles to deal with this new threat, they want nothing more from Starbender than to have it return to its normal duties, but MacManus knows this enemy, and using all his available resources he turns his simple Ferry craft into one of the most powerful warships in the fleet. But while his methods and the MacManus Doctrine hold the key to victory, Command is more interested in ending the conflict peacefully. Not that it matters, even as one crisis abates the threat of Space Pirates loom large on the horizon, and as always MacManus seems on a collision course for that one too. By the end of these 7 episodes our characters will have shown they’re capable of so much more, and that’s always dangerous…< Less
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