Автор: Durrell Lawrence Название: Alexandria Quartet ISBN: 0571283934 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571283934 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1838 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as `an investigation of modern love`.
This boxed set contains "Ender's Game," "Speaker for the Dead," "Xenocide," and "Children of the Mind."
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
"Speaker for the Dead"
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.
The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and Pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the Pequeninos require in order to become adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable.
"Children of the Mind"
The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.
Описание: A brand-new story spun off from the world of the hit anime and manga series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica!
Автор: Magica Quartet Название: Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 2 ISBN: 0316388912 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780316388917 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг: Цена: 901 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A brand-new spin-off from the world of the hit anime and manga series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica!
Автор: Moorcock, Michael Название: The Cornelius Quartet ISBN: 0575092408 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780575092402 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1420 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Moorcock`s Multiverse presents for the first time, definitive editions of Michael Moorcock`s most influential work, fully revised and updated by the author.
Автор: Lockwood, Lewis The Juilliard String Quartet Название: Inside beethoven`s quartets ISBN: 0674028090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674028098 Издательство: Harvard University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3048 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven, the signal achievement of "that noble genre," have rewarded the engagement of scholars, performers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. This book offers a historical and biographical background along with musical analysis, drawing on the insights of scholarship on Beethoven`s life and works.
Описание: New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us back in time to an age of scandal and glittering society - and brings to life an extraordinary family: the daring, passionate Huxtables.
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