By Lois McMaster Bujold

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A new installment within the New York instances best-selling, award-winning Vorkosigan technology fiction event series.
Book Fourteen within the best-selling Vorkosigan series.

reliable INTENTIONS, undesirable INTEL

Captain Ivan Vorpatril occasionally thinks that if no longer for his relatives, he may have no problems in any respect. yet he has the doubtful fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too-often resulted in his getting dragged into one in every of Miles’ schemes, with possibility to existence and limb—and army career—that Ivan doesn’t think of totally reasonable. even supposing a lot perform has made Ivan more proficient at heading off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he will be getting married and carrying on with the Vorpatril lineage.

Fortunately, his present accountability is on this planet Komarr as employees officer to Admiral Desplains, faraway from either his cousin and his mom again on their homeworld of Barrayar. It’s a simple project and no-one is capturing at him. What might cross wrong?

Plenty, it seems, while Byerly Vorrutyer, an secret agent for Imperial safeguard, indicates up on his doorstep and asks him to make the acquaintance of a tender girl, lately arrived on Komarr, who looks at risk. That Byerly is frequently obscure in regards to the nature of the risk, let alone the lady’s identify, must have been Ivan’s first clue, yet Ivan is not any extra capable of flip apart from helping a damsel in misery than he might withstand attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree.

It is yet a brief step down the line of excellent intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s lifestyles, in difficulty with the Komarran professionals, along with his superiors, and with the deadly figures looking the mysterious yet gorgeous Tej and her unique blue significant other Rish—a tangle to check the lengths to which Ivan will move as an encouraged protector.

But although his quandary is advanced, at the least Ivan doesn’t need to fear approximately difficulty from kinfolk. Or so he believes . . .

About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
 “Fans were clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a brand new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and soaking up writing simply corrals the advanced plot.”—Publishers Weekly on Cryoburn

 “Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] awesome personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.

“One of sf’s amazing abilities . . . a good series.”—Booklist

“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously pleasant mixture of event, sociopolitical remark, medical experiments, and coffee perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus

About Vorkosigan sequence access Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and offers a witty, character-centered plot, jam-packed with beautiful grace notes. . . enthusiasts could be completely gripped and certain to complete the ebook in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

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Der Terraner (Perry Rhodan Silberbände, Band 119; Die Kosmische Hanse, Band 1)

English intro
Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technology fiction sequence released on account that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a area opera, facing all significant topics of technological know-how fiction. Having offered over billion copies in pulp e-book layout around the world, it's the so much profitable technological know-how fiction e-book sequence ever written.
For additional information at the subject material, see the English Wikipedia article on Perry Rhodan and/or the corresponding German Wikipedia article.

Deutsche Einführung
Perry Rhodan ist der Titelheld der gleichnamigen deutschen Science-Fiction-Serie, die seit dem eight. September 1961 ununterbrochen wöchentlich in shape von Heftromanen mit einer Druckauflage von etwa eighty. 000 Heften (Stand: Jahr 2011) erscheint. Insgesamt sind bisher 2700 Hefte mit run one hundred sixty. 000 Seiten erschienen, deren Geschichten einen Zeitraum von über 3000 Jahren umfassen (Stand: Mai 2013).
Die Serie erscheint inzwischen – neben der ursprünglichen Heftromanform – unter anderem auch in shape von Hardcovern, Taschenbüchern sowie Hörspielen und Hörbüchern. Die erste Auflage der Heftserie erreichte am 17. April 2015 die Nummer 2800, die den Beginn des 39. Zyklus (Die Jenzeitigen Lande) markierte.
Die Handlung der Perry-Rhodan-Serie ist in so genannte Zyklen gegliedert. Diese stellen inhaltlich weitgehend abgeschlossene Handlungsabschnitte dar und umfassen meist 50 oder a hundred Heftromane.
Die Silberbände bilden die Hauptbuchreihe der Perry Rhodan-Serie. In den einzelnen Bänden sind mehrere überarbeitete Hefte der Perry Rhodan-Heftserie enthalten. Die Bücher bauen ebenso wie die Hefte aufeinander auf. Wegen ihrer silbernen Einbände werden sie als Silberbände bezeichnet.

Zyklus: sixteen. Zyklus: Die Kosmische Hanse
Handlung und weitere Informationen (Achtung: Spoiler! ): Perrypedia: PRHC119

Inhaltsangabe
Die Neue Galaktische Zeitrechnung ist angebrochen: Nach Jahrhunderten der Konflikte arbeiten die Völker der Milchstraße in der Kosmischen Hanse zusammen, sie forschen gemeinsam, und sie treiben Handel. Perry Rhodans großes Ziel, seit er die relative Unsterblichkeit erlangt hat, scheint zum Greifen nahe. Die Menschen auf der Erde und auf Tausenden von Welten leben im Frieden mit allen Außerirdischen.
Doch längst droht eine Gefahr im Hintergrund: Die Superintelligenz Seth-Apophis, ein mächtiger, aber nahezu unbekannter Gegner, greift nach der Milchstraße. Die eigentliche Aufgabe der Kosmischen Hanse ist deshalb, die Völker der Galaxis vor dieser unvorstellbaren Bedrohung zu schützen.
Mit welchen Methoden Seth-Apophis und ihre Agenten vorgehen, wird deutlich, als ein Hanse-Stützpunkt im Chaos versinkt. Der Gegner scheint überall präsent zu sein, und er hat seine Helfershelfer längst vor Ort – mit ungeahnten Aktionen bringt er die Menschheit ins Wanken…

Enthaltene Originalromane (in der Reihenfolge des Buches):
• PR one thousand - Der Terraner
• PR 1007 - Die Kosmische Hanse
• PR 1008 - Ein machine spielt verrückt
• PR 1009 - Agenten auf Mardi-Gras
• PR 1001 - Die Jäger von Chircool
• PR 1002 - Das weiße Schiff
• PR 1003 - Neulinge an Bord
• PR 1004 - Die Stufen der Erkenntnis
• PR 1005 - Todesfahrt nach Felloy

Die Schlüsselperson (Perry Rhodan Neo, Band 80; Protektorat Erde, Band 8)

English intro
Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technological know-how fiction sequence released considering that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a area opera, facing all significant subject matters of technology fiction. Having offered over billion copies in pulp e-book layout around the globe, it's the so much profitable technology fiction publication sequence ever written.
Perry Rhodan Neo is a reboot of the storyline beginning within the yr 2036 rather than 1971.
For additional information at the subject material, see the English Wikipedia article on Perry Rhodan and/or the corresponding German Wikipedia article.

Deutsche Einführung
Perry Rhodan ist der Titelheld der gleichnamigen deutschen Science-Fiction-Serie, die seit dem eight. September 1961 ununterbrochen wöchentlich in shape von Heftromanen mit einer Druckauflage von etwa eighty. 000 Heften (Stand: Jahr 2011) erscheint. Insgesamt sind bisher 2700 Hefte mit run one hundred sixty. 000 Seiten erschienen, deren Geschichten einen Zeitraum von über 3000 Jahren umfassen (Stand: Mai 2013).
Am 30. September 2011 startete parallel zur alten Serie eine Neufassung additionally Perry Rhodan Neo, mit dem Untertitel „Die Zukunft beginnt von vorn“. In dieser landet Perry Rhodan erst im Jahr 2036 auf dem Mond. Die Serie erscheint zweiwöchentlich und ist nach drei Staffeln mit je acht Taschenheften ab Heft 25 in Staffeln mit jeweils zwölf Romanen gegliedert.
Während die Perry-Rhodan-Heftromanserie von den geopolitischen Begebenheiten der realen Welt Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts ausging und die Handlung in einer nahen Zukunft beginnen ließ, geht Perry Rhodan Neo 50 Jahre später von der realen Welt des frühen 21. Jahrhunderts aus und beginnt ebenfalls in einer nahen Zukunft. So fliegt Perry Rhodan nicht im Jahre 1971 zum Mond, sondern erst 2036. Die Handlung nimmt somit aufgrund der geänderten Ausgangslage einen alternativen Verlauf. Die klassischen purpose der Serie werden ebenfalls in eine nahe Zukunft verlagert und entsprechend interpretiert. Es werden neue Figuren eingeführt und bekannte Figuren in einem neuen Licht gezeigt.
Die Serie ist somit nicht kanonisch in Bezug auf das klassische Perryversum. Nach der Aussage Klaus N. Fricks auf dem five. Weltcon 2011 in Mannheim wird es auch keine Überschneidungen oder Referenzen zwischen den Serien wie zu den Atlan-Serien geben. Perry Rhodan und Perry Rhodan Neo bilden jeweils einen „eigenen Kosmos“.

Zyklus: eight. Zyklus: Protektorat Erde
Handlung und weitere Informationen (Achtung: Spoiler! ): Perrypedia: PRN80

Wichtig: Um alle diesem Zyklus zugehörigen Hefte auf einmal herunterzuladen, bitte auf den Collections-Link in der Seitenleiste klicken und dann weiter in der Sammlung den . zip hyperlink klicken.

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The one in the denim waistcoat picked up a chair and swung it at Lawrence’s head. Lawrence’s thick right arm came up to block the unwieldy club. One leg of the chair hit full on, just above his elbow, and stopped dead. Its impact didn’t even make Lawrence blink, let alone grunt in pain. The man staggered back as his balance was slung all to hell. It was like he’d hit solid stone. He stared at Lawrence’s arm, eyes widening as realization hammered through the drink. All around the bar, men were pushing back chairs and rising.

This bar had been carefully chosen so the meeting would go unnoticed by anyone at Z-B. And Thallspring was going to be the last shot he’d ever get at any kind of a decent future. That didn’t leave him with a lot of choice. The one at the front, the biggest, naturally, had the tight smile of a man who knew he was about to score the winning goal. His two compadres were sidling up behind, one barely out of his teens, swigging from a tin, the other in a slim denim waistcoat that showed off glowmote tattoos distorted by old knife scars.

His attention flicked to one of the medical grids. He called it up, and five high-resolution graphs expanded for him as he stepped from the helicopter cabin. The handheld blood analyzers that the paramedic teams were applying to the victims were establishing links to the Cairns General Hospital’s databank, working through chemical profiles to identify the agent involved in the poisoning. Simon put on a pair of old-fashioned wraparound sunglasses. “Interesting,” he murmured. ” He had sent copies of the analyzer results to Z-B’s bioweapons division AS, which gave him a positive match on the agent.

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