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1) The sea wolf
This gripping saga of the sea demonstrates Jack London's gift for expressing complex ideas with compelling action. A clash of two opposing views of morality is brought to life in the ruthless Wolf Larsen, a strong believer in the survival of the fittest, and Humphrey Van Weyden, a civilized man who is shocked by the cruelty of Larsen's nature.
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begns to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature.
3) Lord Jim
Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: • New introductions commissioned from todays top writers and scholars • Biographies of the authors • Chronologies of contemporary...
Five Weeks in a Balloon is not only the first installment in Jules Verne's celebrated Voyages Extraordinaires series, but also the first of Verne's works to earn him widespread popularity as a writer of science fiction and adventure novels. Following his invention of an ingenious new air balloon capable of long-distance flight, Dr. Samuel Fergusson embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his trusted servant, Joe, and loyal friend, Dick Kennedy....
5) San Andreas
When a magnitude nine earthquake leaves California in ruins, a helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique's ravaged restaurant in San...
Once a celebrated Naval officer, John Rowland has fallen from grace. After slipping into alcoholism, Roland is dismissed from the Navy and shamed. Having lost everything, Rowland now works as a deckhand on the Titan, operating deck machinery and keeping watch. However, Rowland is just as shocked and horrified as the civilian passengers when the mighty ocean liner collides with an iceberg, beginning the ship's slow sink to ruin. As the Titan sinks,...
My story isn't the beginning or the middle. It is the end of the end. It was over before it could ever really begin. A tale of nothing and everything. The world stopped in a heartbeat. We were given a mere forty-eight hours. If that. It seemed cruel. Suddenly next-day delivery meant nothing, but getting ourselves to our family the next day meant everything. Those who weren't within driving distance of their family didn't have a hope in hell of returning...
The apocalyptic history of humanity over the next 500 years was revealed to the author, a longtime member of the distinguished Planetary Society, by a mysterious alien messenger sent from the deep future. This thrilling novel of adventure, romance, exploration and existential war is set both on Earth and across the entirety of the Milky Way Galaxy. The novel contains new physics and formulas. It has a dramatic and suspenseful climax with an optimistic...
Many proclaimed the glory of Fauxbook as the titan of the new generation. With a click came the certainty of friendship, love, and support. A post could deliver the illusion of power to the impotent. Fauxbook was a household name that came with so much control it was impossible to fail...or so everyone thought. It all started with the bomb that killed its founder. Malicious? That's what many thought. And the case? Solved, wrapped up with the killer...
11) Well #9
Behind every light switch is a coal miner. Inside every car engine is a roustabout and mud logger. Our smartphones charge on coal, our vehicles drink gas and oil given up by our prehistoric ancestors and pumped from the ground by people we never meet. Meanwhile, there are Dani and Cap Pellegrin, Mr. John, Robert Brooks, Allen and Mora and Jacob. They are just as human in their feelings, just as American, yet somehow hidden, forgotten if we ever knew...
En 2111, los europeos habían construido una gigantesca presa que iba desde Gibraltar al norte de África.De esta manera, se consiguió desecar el mar Mediterráneo, que pasó a llamarse Valle del Nuevo Mediterráneo. En este inmenso valle prodigaba la agricultura y las industrias, y vivían millones de personas. Sin embargo, un técnico sismógrafo, se dio cuenta de que en pocas semanas habría un gigantesco terremoto en la zona de Gibraltar que...
It was a warm spring evening in the country home where Beth and Marie shared their lives with dogs, cats, cows, chickens, and many beautiful birds flittering in the trees. Beth sat under a huge oak tree and relaxed after chores were done, animals fed, and the evening light fading. Marie had left that morning with her brother to visit family up north. Beth was planning to catch up at home, with HAM radio operators, spend some quality time fishing in...
A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the planet from further destruction.
15) The last man
The Last Man (1826) is a dystopian novel by Mary Shelley. Dedicated to the recently deceased Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, The Last Man was controversial upon publication and was immediately suppressed by British authorities. Resurrected by dedicated critics and readers, the novel is now recognized as a pioneering work of science fiction and as the first work of dystopian literature to be published in English. The ambitious and semi-autobiographical...
Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to gain custody of their two children. Their problems soon seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.
Two years ago a Tsunami ravaged the coast of Tailand and hundreds of thousands lost their lives. This story follows a group of people whose lives are irrevocably transformed in the aftermath including: a young couple searching for their child; a Thai survivor who loses his family and tries to prevent developers from seizing the land his village is built on; an Englishwoman whose husband and son are missing; an ambitious reporter; a relief worker;...
Ten survivors struggle to reach safety after an ocean liner capsizes in mid sea.
Llueve intensamente en Nápoles y a las pocas horas los estragos del agua se dejan sentir en la ciudad, algunos edificios se derrumban, grandes simas se abren en las calles. Por si fuera poco, empiezan a producirse extraños fenómenos: de la fortaleza almenada de la ciudad salen voces fantasmagóricas, las monedas de cinco liras emiten una dulce melodía, el mar se desborda y sus aguas siguen el rastro de los niños que callejean, tres muñecas raídas...
20) Zoe's Court
Zoe hates her estate. Big time. Living in a grotty block packed with drug dealers, bullies and deadbeats, Zoe dreams of getting away. Failing that, she wishes she could knock it all down. On a particularly bad day, with everyone out to get her, Zoe gets her wish. They've all pushed her too far and she's about to push back... This short, three-part giantess story is a kaiju adventure in miniature, as a young woman satisfies her appetite for revenge....
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