Way Station

Way Station
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Author: Clifford D. Simak
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1504013212
Release: 2015-07-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An ageless hermit runs a secret way station for alien visitors in the Wisconsin woods in this Hugo Award-winning science fiction classic Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age--a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch's eyes to humanity's impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that "to read science-fiction is to read Simak."

Way Station

Way Station
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Author: Clifford D. Simak
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781504013185
Release: 2015-07-21
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hugo Award Winner: In backwoods Wisconsin, an ageless hermit welcomes alien visitors—and foresees the end of humanity . . . Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that “to read science-fiction is to read Simak.”

The Way Station

The Way Station
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Author: Stephen King,Robin Furth,Peter David
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781982109912
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower—presented in a stunning graphic novel form unlocking the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s troubled past and ongoing saga is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Richard Isanove, Sean Phillips, Luke Ross, Michael Lark, and Laurence Campbell, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Gunslinger adaptation is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels. Roland has barely escaped the frightening and deadly trap set for him by the elusive Man in Black in the sleepy little town of Tull—a place centered in the apotheosis of all deserts, and where the sinister sorcerer’s power had taken hold. Leaving death and despair in his wake, Roland soon arrives at a mysterious way station…and meets a young boy, Jake Chambers, who has seemingly appeared out of nowhere from another place and time. But who is this sophisticated child, and what is his connection to Roland’s quest and the Man in Black himself?

Way Station

Way Station
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Author: Clifford D. Simak
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0575071389
Release: 2000
Editor: Gollancz

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enoch Wallace survived the carnage of Gettysburg and lived through the rest of the Civil War to make it home to his parents' farm in south-west Wisconsin. But his mother was already dead and his father soon joined her in the tiny family cemetery. It was then that Enoch met the being he called Ulysses and the farm became a way station for space travellers. Now, nearly a hundred years later, the US government is taking an interest in the seemingly immortal Enoch, and the Galactic Council, which set up the way station is threatening to tear itself apart.

The Way Station

The Way Station
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Author: Paul Lederer
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9781480487581
Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a dusty, far-off way station, trouble finds a retired gunman Virginia fell in love with Cameron Black as a young girl. The sight of a trained killer with guns on his hips set her heart fluttering. But as the years wore on, she drifted away, unable to bear her worry for him. Years later, after Black rescues Virginia from an Indian attack, she makes him an offer: Hang up your guns and I’ll be yours again. Together, they take a job running a lonely stagecoach station in the middle of the open range, hoping to find peace at last. But trouble is not far behind. An outlaw arrives, smuggling $50,000 in stolen gold. His companion is Becky Grant, a debutante on the run from her father. Thieves chase the bandit, marshals hunt Becky, and a storm closes in on the way station. Before it passes, Cameron Black will don his pistols once more.

The Way Station Gambit

The Way Station Gambit
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Author: G. J. Ogden
Pages: 310
ISBN: 1916042643
Release: 2019-09-30
Editor: Contingency War

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

They think we're beaten. They're so wrong. I am Captain Taylor Ray. Still reeling from the revelations of the Hedalt threat, my new ally -Commander Sarah Sonner - and I must pull off a daring heist to steal a vital piece of black-market tech from a heavily-guarded Way Station. Without it we have no hope of putting the contingency fleet together and no hope of fighting back against the Hedalt. With a single ship, out-gunned and outmatched, Sonner and I must rely on our wits and unique abilities to outsmart the enemy and recover the tech. But between us and our prize are brutal racketeers, interstellar pirates with no qualms about murdering those who get in their way. And to cap it all, Provost Adra is on our trail, tracking our ship through the threads of the Fabric in her formidable War Frigate, determined to stop us at all costs. If we fail, we lose everything. And this time there are no second chances.

Way Station

Way Station
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Author: Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781682999417
Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Two honeymooners desperate for shelter find themselves in quite a sticky situation.

Gene Roddenberry s Andromeda Waystation

Gene Roddenberry s Andromeda  Waystation
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Author: Steven E. McDonald
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1429977701
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Macmillan

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The Andromeda Ascendant is the last surviving ship of the long-dead Systems Commonwealth interstellar empire. It's captain, Dylan Hunt, with the crew of the Eureka Maru, has been trying to contact outlying planets who might rejoin the revived Commonwealth. But one such planet responds to the Andromeda's friendly advances with an all-out attack that cripples the Andromeda. Fleeing on the limited power that the ship can muster, Hunt, Beka Valentine and the rest of the crew seek a resupply depot, but none is near enough for them to reach before repairs, except for an abandoned station, uninhabited since the collapse of the empire. When Hunt, systems analyst Seamus Harper, and Andromeda's AI Rommie get into the station, they find it's not quite uninhabited. Strange presences assail them. Something very dark, evil, and entirely unknown. And while they try to get what they need without being killed by whatever is lurking on the station, something is attacking the Andromeda itself. There's plenty of action and suspense before this routine resupply mission can be finished . . . if it can be finished. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Curse of Gurs

The Curse of Gurs
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Author: Werner L. Frank
Pages: 408
ISBN: 147761544X
Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gauleiters Robert Wagner and Joseph Buerckel, the German administrative heads of the States of Baden and the Pfalz/Saar, sought to be the first to make their territories Judenrein (free of Jews). They engineered a massive westward expulsion of over 6,500 Jews to Camp de Gurs, located in unoccupied Vichy France. The event became known as the Wagner-Buerckel Aktion and was offered by the Gauleiters as their gift to the Fuehrer in October 1940. The relocation of Jews to the Gurs internment camp became an intermediate step when the infamous ?Final Solution? was pronounced at the Wannsee Conference in January 1942. This Nazi annihilation program triggered yet a second round of transports that would move the incarcerated Jews from Gurs to the Parisian suburb of Drancy, an assembly point where the victims faced a final deportation to the death camp of Auschwitz. The story of this little known tragedy is told by the author who delves into the background of the historical events that led to the Aktion. He recounts the impact of this cataclysm on the area surrounding his boyhood residence in Germany and relates the tribulations and ultimate fate encountered by nearly seven-hundred members of his widely located family in the State of Baden.

The Way Station

The Way Station
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Author: Stephen King,Robin Furth,Peter David
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781982109905
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Gallery 13

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower—presented in a stunning graphic novel form unlocking the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s troubled past and ongoing saga is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Richard Isanove, Sean Phillips, Luke Ross, Michael Lark, and Laurence Campbell, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Gunslinger adaptation is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels. Roland has barely escaped the frightening and deadly trap set for him by the elusive Man in Black in the sleepy little town of Tull—a place centered in the apotheosis of all deserts, and where the sinister sorcerer’s power had taken hold. Leaving death and despair in his wake, Roland soon arrives at a mysterious way station…and meets a young boy, Jake Chambers, who has seemingly appeared out of nowhere from another place and time. But who is this sophisticated child, and what is his connection to Roland’s quest and the Man in Black himself?

American Science Fiction Four Classic Novels 1960 1966 LOA 321

American Science Fiction  Four Classic Novels 1960 1966  LOA  321
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Author: Poul Anderson,Clifford D. Simak,Daniel Keyes,Roger Zelasny
Pages: 738
ISBN: 9781598536362
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Library of America

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a deluxe collector's edition hardcover, four classic novels from science fiction's most transformative decade, including the landmark Flowers for Algernon This volume, the first of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, opens with Poul Anderson's immensely popular The High Crusade, in which aliens planning to conquer Earth land in Lincolnshire during the Hundred Years' War. In Clifford Simak's Hugo Award-winning Way Station, Enoch Wallace is a spry 124-year-old Civil War veteran whose lifelong job monitoring the intergalactic pit stop inside his home is largely uneventful--until a CIA agent shows up and Cold War hostilities threaten the peaceful harmony of the Galactic confederation. Daniel Keyes's beloved Flowers for Algernon, winner of the Nebula Award and adapted as the Academy Award-winning movie Charly, is told through the journal entries of Charlie Gordon, a young man with severe learning disabilities who is the test subject for surgery to improve his intelligence. And in the postapocalyptic earthscape of Roger Zelazny's Hugo Award-winning . . . And Call Me Conrad (also published as This Immortal) Conrad Nomikos reluctantly accepts the responsibility of showing the planet to the governing extraterrestrials' representative and protecting him from rebellious remnants of the human race. Using early manuscripts and original setting copy, this Library of America volume restores the novel to a version that most closely approximates Zelazny's original text.

The Day After Life

The Day After Life
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Author: Larry Montgomery, Sr.
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0986129089
Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This the final installment in the Christian Fiction series: Way Station Part I, Beyond the Way Station Part II-To Hell for the Holidays, The Way Station Part III -- The Day After Life. If your goal is to get to Heaven then here is one interpretation from the book designed to provide Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth; better known as the BIBLE, of what will happen the Day After Life. Life is like a basketball game or any other team sport. The coach (God) sends you in to help win the game. The goal of Life is to win as interpreted by the one who created the game in the first place (God). So with that picture in your mind let me complete my explanation of the game of Life; the told you to go in and win the game. That is the same thing he told all of the other players in the locker room. The Coach gave everyone their individual assignments; they practiced their assignments within the context of the play's the Coach designed. The Coach told every one about the opponent's strengths, strategies, even the individual players the opponent will be using during the game. You on the other hand seemingly understood every thing the Coach has explained, you were given the play book (Bible) and told to study it in preparation for the is big game. You've seen the film clips of some of your opponent's team mates (Nightmares and real life meanies) and you've practiced how to defend them, or keep them from scoring. Now you walk on the court, we are talking about basketball here, and all you can remember is score as many points as possible and you will obtain the goal that the coach sent you in to do. As the game gets going the only things that cross your mind are scoring, then assisting and then defending. Occasionally someone calls for a particular play to be run and you suddenly find yourself confused or distracted not knowing whether to pass the ball to the open man or to stick to the designated play and hit the man at the spot he is supposed to be at. Now the final buzzer has rung and the game is over you are in the locker room and the Coach is going over your performance during the game that lead to the final score. How do you think this conversation is going to go when the Coach will not tell you the final score before the conversation begins? The Day After Life is that moment when the game is over and the score board is being tallied but the Coach is questioning your performance on the court. Not knowing whether your team won or not or if you will receive the MVP or be kicked off the team you face the litany of opened questions from the press, the fans, the Coach and the Teams Owner while awaiting the ultimate decision. Will your contract be approved? Follow four team players through this life's final inquiry, the one that determines where their soul's next final resting place will be the Day After Life.

The Way Station

The Way Station
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Author: Owen G. Irons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1444813463
Release: 2012
Editor: Linford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With Cameron Black's guns packed away, he and Virginia put their past - and their enemies - behind and Cameron starts anew, running a quiet, desert way station. But a stagecoach arrives, bringing a gold smuggling outlaw and Becky Grant - who's fleeing from her rejected suitor, Sheriff Beaton. Whilst this lawman is trailing them, so too are rival bandits in pursuit of treasure. As a dust storm threatens to confine them to the way station, Cameron must use his guns again...

Danger in the Shadows

Danger in the Shadows
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Author: Dee Henderson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1414354789
Release: 2010-11-09
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hidden away in the witness protection program, Sara is falling in love with former pro football player Adam Black, which is something that could get her killed. FBI agent Dave Richman has his hands full keeping her safe from her sister's killer. When events bring Sara face-to-face with terror, will she rely on God for protection?

Station Eleven

Station Eleven
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Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443434881
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine Day One The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet." Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Dark Tower the Gunslinger

Dark Tower   the Gunslinger
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 136
ISBN: 078514935X
Release: 2012-06-27
Editor: Marvel

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Roland's pursuit of the elusive Man in Black across the endless Mohaine desert becomes even more treacherous when he is attacked by a ravenous pack of desert dogs and vampiric dust devils when he is at his weakest! It's a new chapter in the life of the last gunslinger of Gilead as he struggles to remain alive and achieve his destiny! Don't miss the wonders of: the Way Station! COLLECTING: DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE WAY STATION 1-5

Way Station to Space

Way Station to Space
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Author: National Aeronautics Administration,Mack Herring
Pages: 508
ISBN: 1493625993
Release: 2013-10
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Way Station to Space is a history of the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, one of NASA's 10 Field Centers which was built in the enormously exciting days of the Apollo program for a specific purpose-to static fire and certify the huge Saturn V boosters used in the Apollo lunar landing program. With an eye to the future, the facility was planned as a national testing site for large propulsion systems that NASA might use for 25 to 50 years. This book provides the reader with a study of the Apollo era when NASA engineers, technicians, and managers were engaged in that fantastic mission. It captures a sense of the excitement and determination of the NASA team as it prepared for those historic journeys to our nearest planetary neighbor. This book, however, also illustrates the evolution of the south Mississippi facility beyond the Apollo era. The development of the traditions and pride of the NASA Government and contractor teams, formulated during those early years, is likewise portrayed. As is indicated in the text, few of the men and women of that time are still actively working with us, but their tradition of excellence and hard work lives on. As the Apollo program began to ebb, the Nation's focus shifted away from the most ambitious plans for space exploration-to colonize the Moon, construct a Space Station, and mount a human mission to Mars-to less costly endeavors. Under creative management, the Mississippi team began to study the Nation's new priorities with the intention of becoming an integral part of the changing times. The Mississippi Test Facility (MTF-former name of SSC) diversified and brought in other Federal and State agencies to help share the cost of the Center and use of the developing technology. MTF personnel began looking for other customers, private and commercial, in addition to their new Government tenants. The men and women of the MTF were, in a real sense, "reinventing" Government over 25 years ago, long before that concept came into vogue. "Way Station to Space takes the reader back through those interesting times and relates the story of how the small team evolved into a paradigm of engineering and scientific cooperation for others to follow. The MTF team recycled facilities and resources, turning part of the huge Center into a diverse environmental research center. The Stennis Space Center now serves as a model of multiagency synergy and is home to over 30 Federal and State agencies, universities, and private industries. This new addition to the NASA history series also illustrates how the men and women of this south Mississippi facility met challenges head-on. They not only preserved their installation, but they built a new foundation for the future. As a result in 1996, the Stennis Space Center was officially designated as NASA's Lead Center for rocket propulsion testing and in 1997 as the Lead Center for Commercial Remote Sensing. "Way Station to Space is not only the history of one of NASA's Centers, it is also an allegory of the Center's relationship to the local communities in Mississippi and Louisiana, its sister Centers, and to NASA Headquarters. Not only does this book tell an interesting story about the Stennis Space Center and NASA's first decades of space exploration, it also offers a guide to the changing times ahead as we approach the new millennium. Perhaps just as importantly, "Way Station to Space captures the true spirit of NASA that abides with us today as we meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Way Station Etc

Way Station  Etc
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Author: Clifford D. Simak
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:504326184
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown

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Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station
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Author: China Miéville
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780345464521
Release: 2003-07-29
Editor: Del Rey

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination. Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger—and more consuming—by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon—and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes . . . BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Mieville’s Embassytown.

Way Station

Way Station
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Author: Jonathan Carmichael
Pages: 108
ISBN: OCLC:563855470
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: