... and TheThousand Emperors. By Gary Gibson Angel Stations Against Gravity
The Shoal Trilogy Stealing Light Nova War Empire of Light Final Days The
Thousand Emperors First published 2007 by Tor This electronic edition
Author: Gary Gibson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
For a hundred and fifty thousand years, the alien Shoal have been hiding a terrible secret behind a façade of power. In the twenty-fifth century, they dominate the galaxy and control all trade and exploration, possessing the secret of faster-than-light travel. Mankind has established just a handful of interstellar colonies; their freedom and knowledge of the galaxy limited by the Shoal’s punitive colonial charter. Dakota Merrick is a machine-head pilot on the run from one of the Consortium’s most powerful criminals. Desperate for escape, she contracts to ferry an expert team to a remote star system. Her passengers hope to scavenge a functioning FTL-drive from a derelict starship – rumoured to pre date the Shoal. But they’ll expose an ancient genocide the Shoal will do anything to hide. And Dakota will be forced to face demons from her own military past. ‘Packed with massive concepts and dark psychological twists . . . seriously entertaining’ SFX ‘Fast, confident, daring, skilful ... A big book in scope and imagination’ Vector “The depth and scale of a writer coming into his own’ Sci-Fi-London.com
God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is as if
there were a niche and within it a lamp: the lamp enclosed in glass: the glass as it
were a brilliant star: lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of the ...
Author: Diana Darke
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Europeans are in denial. Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, they are increasingly distancing themselves from their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But while the legacy of Islam and the Middle East is in danger of being airbrushed out of Western history, its traces can still be detected in some of Europe's most recognisable monuments, from Notre-Dame to St Paul's Cathedral. In this comprehensively illustrated book, Diana Darke sets out to redress the balance, revealing the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe's architectural heritage. She tracks the transmission of key innovations from the great capitals of Islam's early empires, Damascus and Baghdad, via Muslim Spain and Sicily into Europe. Medieval crusaders, pilgrims and merchants from Europe later encountered Arab Muslim culture in journeys to the Holy Land. In more recent centuries, that same route through modern-day Turkey connected Ottoman culture with the West, leading Sir Christopher Wren himself to believe that Gothic architecture should more rightly be called 'the Saracen style', because of its Islamic origins. Recovering this overlooked story within the West's long history of borrowing from the Islamic world, Darke sheds new light on Europe's buildings and offers rich insights into the possibilities of cultural exchange.
The anthology includes the poems, essays, fiction, interviews, and storytelling of 92 writers, and the artwork / illustrations of 26 artists.
Author: Phoebe Bosche
Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology, Selected Work from Summer, 1991 - Fall, 1996, publisher Raven Chronicles Press, edited by Kathleen Alcalá, Phoebe Bosché, Paul Hunter, and Stephanie Lawyer, with Matt Briggs and Tiffany Midge. The anthology includes the poems, essays, fiction, interviews, and storytelling of 92 writers, and the artwork / illustrations of 26 artists.
judgment may mature , the lamp of taste is lighted at the mother's knee , and if
unlit then , the light of afteryears will but ... The shadow is lifting from the
landscape - the beauties it concealed are becoming evident beneath the stealing
Author: Gervase Wheeler
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
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