The collection includes: the story ´´Raptor´´ - about the author´s favorite cat; ´´While mom at work ...´´ - about the adventures of the two sisters Anne and Molina and their dad that day when Mom went on tour; ´´The keeper of the island´´ - a fantastic story about the unusual journey of the elder sister Molina to the portal, which connects our world with other worlds of the universe; ´´Princess from the planet Arizana´´ - a fantasy fairy tale about a young princess fighting for her rights and the rights of unknown animals from the other half of the planet.
From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time. But to look at Peter?s record in isolation is to tell only a fraction of his story, because Peter doesn?t just win: he entertains. Every moment in the saddle is an opportunity to express his personality, and nobody else has succeeded in making elite cycling look so much fun. From no-hands wheelies on the slopes of Mont Ventoux to press conference mischief with clamouring journalists, Peter exudes a passion for the sport and a lovable desire to bring smiles to the faces of his fans. So, for the very first time, you will have the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of Peter?s world. You will discover the gruelling training programmes necessary for success, and how Peter copes with the pressure of high expectation. You will feel that sense of elation when crossing the line ahead of the pack, and moments of desperation, like in 2017 when Peter realised he wouldn?t be allowed to challenge for his sixth Tour de France green jersey. But what better tonic than to ensure a third year in rainbow ? an achievement which may never be repeated again.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize ?One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.? ( The Times ) You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate ? a human or an algorithm? An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions ? in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. A BBC RADIO 4: BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Silence of the Lambs meets Interstellar. The terrifying, thrilling and ingenious science-fiction thriller from Tom Sweterlitsch. Film rights bought by Twentieth Century Fox with Neil Blomkamp ( District 9 , Elysium ) to direct. ´Thrilling . . . [a] dark, page-turning thriller´ The Guardian A murdered family. A missing girl. Time is running out... 1997. Shannon Moss of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL´s family - and to locate the soldier´s missing teenage daughter. When Moss discovers that the SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra - a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time - she comes to believe that the SEAL´s experience with the future is somehow related to this violence. Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection to her own past, Moss must travel forward in time to seek evidence that will uncover the truth. To her horror, the future reveals that it´s not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work; for what she witnesses is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself. ´Edge-of-your-seat crime fiction that bends both time and mind. Think True Detective meets 12 Monkeys . Throw in the end of the world and you can begin to imagine where this gut-twisting tale will take you. This is cross-genre fiction at its best´ Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants
**Die Liebe stirbt zuletzt…** Die 21-jährige Clara ist eine der wenigen Überlebenden einer untergegangenen Welt. Zusammen mit dem letzten Rest der Bevölkerung lebt sie im einzigen Gebäude; das nach der großen Erderschütterung stehen blieb: ein ehemaliges Luxushotel, das einsam in den Himmel hinaufragt und von todbringenden Kreaturen umzingelt ist. Als »roter Engel« ist es ihre trostlose Aufgabe, regelmäßig das Bett mit einem ihr zugewiesenen Mann zu teilen und dessen Nachkommen auszutragen. Bis eines Tages ein neuer Überlebender zum Teil der Gemeinschaft wird und ihr Leben eine Kehrtwendung nimmt…? //Dies ist ein Roman aus dem neuen Carlsen-Imprint Dark Diamonds. Jeder Roman ein Juwel.//
Finding Again the World brings together a dozen of the best stories by John Metcalf, a modern master of the form. Spanning more than fifty years and ranging from some of his earliest published stories, such as ?Dandelions? and ?The Eastmill Reception Centre,? to his latest, with ?Ceazer Salad? and ?The Museum at the End of the World,? this current gathering shows a writer whose voice, at every stage of his career, is unmistakeable. These are elegant and brilliantly charged fictions, entertaining and moving and mischievous: taking the dross and straw of everyday life and transforming it, through some sort of alchemical process of sensibility, into art. With an introduction by Keath Fraser, Finding Again the World is a landmark collection, a sumptuous gathering of singular work: these are stories that will last.
Idona Sweetie is a typical college student. Her biggest problems include hostile roommates, boys with unrequited crushes, and getting to meetings of the Paranormal Club on time. But after making a wish, her life is suddenly invaded by the characters from her favorite book series. Can she convince them to return to the safety of the books´ pages? Or will they stick around, and destroy her entire world?Project New World is the thrilling first installment in the Project series. Young adult readers will love reading about Idona´s adventures with the characters of her favorite books!
We are living in a time of unrest for many members of the Islamic faith around the globe. Enter Muslims of the World, a book based on the popular Instagram account @MuslimsoftheWorld1. Like the account, the book´s mission is to tell the diverse stories of Muslims living in the US and around the world. Illustrated throughout with moving photographs, each chapter will focus on different aspects of the Islamic faith and the many varying cultures it encompasses, offering tales of love, family, and faith while empowering Muslim women, refugees, and people of color. Whether it is telling a story about a young Syrian refugee who dreams of being a pilot or about a young girl´s decision to not remove her hijab, which in turn saved her family´s life, Muslims of the World aims to unite people of all cultures and faiths by sharing the hopes, trials, and tribulations of Muslims from every walk of life.
What exactly is happiness that we spend our lives pursuing it more fiercely than anything else? The answer, Drs. Lickerman and ElDifrawi argue, is that happiness isn´t just a good feeling but aspecialgood feeling?in fact, thebestgood feeling we´re capable of having.Enduring happiness is something we all want yet many of us fail to achieve. Look around you. How many people do you know who would say they feel a constant and powerful sense of satisfaction with their lives? How many people do you imagine wouldn´t find their ability to be happy impaired by a significant loss, like the death of a parent, a spouse, or a child? How is it possible to be happy in the long-term when so many terrible things are destined to happen to us?In this highly engaging and eminently practical book?told in the form of a Platonic dialogue recounting real-life patient experiences?Drs. Lickerman and ElDifrawi assert that the reason genuine, long-lasting happiness is so difficult toachieve andmaintain is that we´re profoundly confused not only about how to go aboutit but also about what happinessis.In identifying ninebasicerroneous views we all have about what we need to be happy?views they term the core delusions?Lickerman and ElDifrawi show us that our happiness depends not on our external possessions or even on our experiences but rather on the beliefs we have that shape our most fundamental thinking. These beliefs,they argue,createten internal life-conditions, or worlds, through which we continuously cycle and that determine how happy we´re able to be.Drawing on the latest scientific research as well as Buddhist philosophy, Lickerman and ElDifrawiarguethat once we learn to embrace a correct understanding of happiness, we can free ourselves from the suffering the core delusions cause us and enjoy the kind of happinesswe all want, the kindfound in the highest of the Ten Worlds, the world of Enlightenment.The Ten Worlds:Hell Hunger Animality Anger Tranquility Rapture Learning Realization Compassion Enlightenment