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Robert J. Sawyer
Jennifer Van Dyck,
A. C. Fellner,
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 12 Min.
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Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.
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Not my thing but worth higher rating if it's yours
Eirithan, ruler of Sidhe, is paranoid about threats to his throne, even when none exist. Swayed by political intriguers, he is convinced that his younger brother, Ardagh, is guilty of treason. His honor falsely destroyed, Ardagh suffers the worst of all possible fates -- banishment to the land of humans. He is lost and alone in a world of Christian kings and Viking raiders.
Award-winning author Josepha Sherman returns with the sequel to The Shattered Oath as Elven Prince Ardagh is forced to choose between standing by his sworncomrade or regaining all that he has lost - and to be in truth as well as name - Ardagh Oathbreaker. Banished from the world of humans after being framed, elven prince Ardagh struggles to find a place for himself and is called upon to defend Ireland against the evil magic of an Anglo-Saxon menace.
>When the peasant rebellion, led by the Chamber of Statesmen, overthrew the royal line of Albin, only one haven remained to such loyal warriors as the king's military leader, Sir Andrew - the new world. This largely unexplored continent soon became the gathering place for all the malcontents, surviving Royalists, religious dissidents, and criminals, who otherwise might disrupt the peace of Albin. Yet while the colonists had expected to face dangers of the wild, nothing had prepared them for the humanoid winged creatures - the yerren - that flew the skies, attacking their struggling outposts seemingly without reason.
After holding off the deadly creatures who had devastated the winged Yerrens and the New Albin colonies, Sir Andrew and his allies face a new menace when two pretenders to the throne of Albin and the resulting unrest threaten to destroy the motherland.
Boddekker's not just a faceless copywriter anymore, grinding out ads for VR simulators and mood/attitude orienters. Now he's the "500-pound gorilla" of the Pembroke Hall agency, lumbering toward fame, fortune, and a fabled house in Princeton with shapely Honniker in accounting. All thanks to Ferman's Devils, the four New York City street thugs whose record-breaking (and bone-breaking) commercial has won them billions of fans and made gangster chic the latest rage. Yet Boddekker's new protégés are on the fast track to hell. First they assault a famous talk show host. Then they murder a former child celebrity in cold blood.
A young 21st-century ad writer, Boddekker, cuts a deal to put him on the fast track, with a million-dollar dream house, promotion, and the affections of Honniker in Accounting, but when he is mugged by a group of ruffians known as Ferman's Devils, he realizes the secret of his success.
Tides tells the tale of the rise of two intelligent species on the same planet, at a time in their history when they first encounter each other. Paras and Ortok are the only two continents on this planet, the homes to these two different species, and are separated by thousands of miles of ocean. Paras is lush and hospitable, a place where no one ever knows want. It has produced a culture of kindness and honesty. Ortok is bleak and volcanic, where the inhabitants survive at a subsistence level.
When Angel's Luck was blown to space junk, trader James May and his crew could not collect their reward for retrieving the stolen Essence Phials, which held the extracted minds of humanity's greatest geniuses. So they were grateful to be rescued by the luxury liner Hergest Ridge, even if the commander was May's ex-wife, who had made it plain she never wanted to see him again.
Late on payments for his spaceship and abandoned by his crew, James May jumped at the chance to hire a copilot who came complete with cargo. Next thing May knew, the copilot was a washout, the cargo was worthless, and his ship had been repossessed by a chief in the Yueh-sheng crime syndicate. May needed the ship to survive, so he stole it back. But if he expected to live long, he'd have to repay his debts - so he could hardly turn down a job that promised wealth, heroism, and revenge against the Yueh-sheng.
Victor Decimus has been a vampire for over 2,000 years. Once a Roman Legionnaire, for millennia Victor has remained a step or two ahead of rivals, would-be executioners, and the mysterious Dark Kingdom, which sets the rules for vampires' existence. Having left New York and his lover Paul Lewis - the vampire he made then abandoned to escape the vengeance of the Dark Kingdom - Victor sets himself up again, with his thrall, in New Orleans. But in New Orleans, his thrall becomes the point of a new, larger conflict.
Victor Decimus is a 2,000 year old vampire, having last seen the sun when he was a Roman soldier in biblical times. There are few rules that govern a vampire's existence, but those rules are absolute: 1) Vampires are not allowed to associate with other vampires and 2) Once a vampire convinces a human to take his place as a vampire, he must leave the earthly realm for the Dark Kingdom. Victor, unfortunately, has broken both those rules - he's sired his human lover Paul as a vampire and stayed with him on Earth.
He’s back. Once a Roman officer rejected as a lover by Jesus of Nazareth, now a vampire still haunted by Jesus after two millennia of grisly revenge in monasteries around the world, Victor Decimus returns to his hometown, the Eternal City of Rome. At the Monastery of San Benedetto, 'Brother Victor' continues his campaign of defiance against the Christian God, while remaining near his first love, whose apparitions have never ceased.