Author: David Weber, Brian Herbert, Elizabeth Moon, Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
The seductive thrill of uncharted worlds, of distant galaxies… and the unknown threats that lurk in the vastness of the cosmos. From Foundation to Lensman, Star Wars to Guardians of the Galaxy, space opera continues to exert its magnetic pull on us all. INFINITE STARS This is the definitive collection of original short stories by many of today’s finest authors, writing brand new adventures set in their most famous series. Herein lie canonical tales of the Honorverse, the Lost Fleet, Dune, Vatta’s War, Ender Wiggin, the Legion of the Damned, the Imperium, and more. Also included are past masterpieces by authors whose works defined the genre, including a Miles Vorkosigan adventure, a story from the author of the Dragonriders of Pern, and a rare tale co-authored by the screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back. Nebula and Hugo Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and Science Fiction Grand Masters—these authors take us to the farthest regions of space.
Author: Chris Walley
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
As evil Lord-Emperor Nezhuala prepares to launch a mighty fleet towards Earth, the fate of the human race lies in the hands of heroic Merral D'Avanos, who must first journey through the deeper parts of Below-Space to rescue hostages taken from his world.
Author: Dean F. Wilson
Captain Skip Sutridge and Commander Maggie Antwa must again unite their two very divided crews aboard the starship Gemini to face not just one new foe, but a threat from many worlds. Across the Edge, portals have opened, leading to unknown universes. War will be fought across many fronts, which may just be the prelude of something worse to come. If there are infinite worlds, there are infinite fields of battle. Skip and Maggie have been tested before, but there’s not enough of them to cover all angles. The long list of choices quickly boils down to one: who and what will they sacrifice to save their galaxy?
Author: James Carse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Author: Nick Sloan
Our Father of the Infinite Stars offers a unique look at some of the similarities between the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer. The Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer contain many relevant ideas for practical day-to-day living and bring tremendous blessings for those who follow them. The Ten Commandments still speak to our daily lives, as if Moses had just brought them down from Mt. Sinai. In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus brings the points of the Ten Commandments to life and shows us the compassion and love of his Father. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus opened the way for us to experience God as our Father. Not only does Our Father of the Infinite Stars inspire one to take a closer look at the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments, but also it looks at their relationship with other biblical events. This seven-week study will inspire and challenge you, and it offers an exciting glimpse into the world of the biblical narrative. Nick Sloan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and Environmental and Resource Management. He currently works as a park ranger. Sloan's education and work experience combine to bring a distinctive approach to his subject matter, as he incorporates his knowledge of the natural world with a biblical point of view.
Author: R. J. Larson
For daring to trust their Creator, Araine and Nikaros are swept from their homes into a foreign land...slaves to their enemies. Betrayed and condemned, set within the timeline of King, Araine Khalome of ToronSea is swept away to the kingdom of Belaal, where she is swiftly apprehended and marked as a slave. Caught up in the lethal political and religious struggles within Balaal, Araine joins forces with another slave, Nikaros, a hostage and exiled son of an Eosyth Lord. As they fight to survive the antagonistic royal court, Nik and Araine soon realize that they must also protect the despotic god-king who has enslaved them. But the god-king, Bel-Tygeon, has plans of his own.
Author: L. E. Waters
Publisher: Rock Castle Publishing
Maya continues to delve into her past lives after death, and strives to complete the tentative journey required to reunite with her loved ones in heaven. The darkest hour is just before dawn, and in Maya’s last hour, the test of faith proves darkest with two more incarnations: a young woman caught up fighting in the American Civil War, and a German woman institutionalized at the deadly rise of Hitler’s power as he plans to purge Germany of its mentally ill. Maya is tested to a breaking point as she learns the most ethereal of spiritual lessons: faith. Faith in herself, in others, in the future, to the path, and to a higher purpose, even when things don’t go as planned. Special Note: Infinite Faith is not a standalone; side effects of reading the series out-of-order include headache, confusion, and though extremely rare, disinterest in continuing the series.
Author: Jeremy Robinson
Robinson, the master of fast-paced stories blending horror, science fiction, and thrillers, tackles his most ambitious subject to date: reality itself. An amalgam of the works of J.J. Abrams and Ridley Scott, Infinite is a bold SF novel exploring the vastness of space and a man's desire to exist, find love, and alter the course of his life.
Author: L.E. Waters
Publisher: Rock Castle Publishing
Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone? Free, freebie
Author: L.E. Waters
Publisher: Rock Castle Publishing
Maya continues to delve into her past lives after death, and strives to complete the tentative journey required to reunite with her loved ones in heaven. She must relive and explore her former incarnations as the scandalous and misunderstood Lucrezia Borgia in Renaissance Italy; a young stowaway on the doomed Spanish Armada fleet; and the rebellious Irish Robin Hood, Count Redmond O’Hanlon. Her companions prove truer while her enemies grow stronger as her bygone adventures spin forth. This time she must experience the trials of loyalty and endure the hardships that only supreme devotion brings. Special Note: Infinite Devotion is not a standalone; side effects of reading the series out-of-order include headache, confusion, and though extremely rare, disinterest in continuing the series.
Author: Mike Dooley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Infinite Possibilities is the masterwork from teacher, author, and featured speaker Mike Dooley. As the next step beyond his immensely popular Notes from the Universe trilogy, and his follow up, Choose them Wisely, this book contains even more enriching wisdom for living an abundant, joyous life. Mike Dooley knows that we create our own reality, our own fate, and our own luck. We’re beings filled with infinite possibility—just ready to explore how powerful we truly are. Manifesting the magnificence of our dreams isn’t about hard work, but rather about belief and expectation. These principles transcend belief, realizing the truth about our human nature. Your dreams are not accidental, nor inconsequential. And if someone were tell the truth about life, reality, and the powers we all possessed, would it be recognized? Our lives are full of adventures—and not exactly the sky-diving, mountain-climbing variety—but something better. Readers will laugh, applaud, and be inspired by Mike Dooley’s wit and wisdom.
Author: Emalynne Wilder
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Born to be the best. Head of his class. No strings attached. The third year of medical school is supposed to be the hardest, but Callum Trovatto has no idea what he's about to face when Everly Anne Brighton stands between him and a passing grade, shaking up his world with her secrets and digging into his dark past. Hopeless. Trapped by her father's rules. Longing for freedom. Expected to die before her twenty-first birthday at the hands of a rare medical condition, Everly Brighton begins to defy the carefully crafted routine her father enforces to keep her alive, despite the fact that it could kill her. INFINITE DOLLS is an emotionally charged love story about finding faith, coping with loss and living in the preciousness of now.
Author: Ellen Tadd
People often lean towards either trusting their gut or being completely rational, but Ellen Tadd urges readers to consider a new approach that integrates soul, spirit, and personality. She guides readers in developing their own intuitive powers. According to Tadd, Spirit is the God Force that animates and empowers us and suffuses everyone and everything. But while Spirit is conscious and communicative, we haven't been taught to look for it. In fact, most of us have been conditioned not to look for it. When we choose spiritual attunement, we find ourselves able to engage more clearly and openly with life-even with its challenges, such as illness, death, loss, and feelings of anxiety, loneliness, fear, or inadequacy. The Infitinite Viewoffers the tools and insights needed to achieve attunement. Drawing on her personal narrative, as well as the experiences of her students, Tadd helps readers transform their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Author: Kathleen Alcott
"[E]xpect to find insights that make you stop, go back and read again.... Take it from us: You don't know what's coming in the last third of this book, and you will be astounded." —O, the Oprah Magazine A beautifully wrought story of an ad hoc family and the crisis they must overcome together. Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways—in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart—the renters struggle to navigate daily existence, and soon come to realize that Edith’s deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together. Faced with eviction by Owen and his designs on the building, the tenants—Paulie, an unusually disabled man and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke—must find in one another what the world has not yet offered or has taken from them: family, respite, security, worth, love. The threat to their home scatters them far from where they’ve begun, to an ascetic commune in Northern California, the motel rooms of depressed middle America, and a stunning natural phenomenon in Tennessee, endangering their lives and their visions of themselves along the way. With humanity, humor, grace, and striking prose, Kathleen Alcott portrays these unforgettable characters in their search for connection, for a life worth living, for home. From the Hardcover edition.