By Harry Turtledove
The vintage fable sequence from “one of alternative-history’s stalwarts” (The New Yorker) maintains within the experience of a lifetime.
Harry Turtledove’s wonderful re-imaginings of significant international occasions have delighted lovers for many years, yet he first captured readers’ cognizance with the Videssos Cycle, a distinct mix of myth and speculative heritage. during this two-book quantity, a Roman legion, thrown into one other international, fights its approach via sorcery, intrigue, and epic conflict.
THE LEGION OF VIDESSOS
because the legion was once mysteriously transported to this magical realm, Roman army tribune Marcus Aemilius Scaurus has valiantly served the rulers of the war-torn urban of Videssos. even if, Fortune is a fickle goddess. Returning in triumph after defeating a well-entrenched military of insurgent mercenaries, Marcus is betrayed by means of a chum, seized as a traitor, and dragged sooner than the Emperor. just one individual are able to shop him: the Emperor’s niece. yet consorting together with her could lead on to exile . . . or worse.
SWORDS OF THE LEGION
As prisoner of the Emperor, Marcus Scaurus is in a determined state of affairs. He stands condemned for treason, except he can reclaim a insurgent province from a enthusiast usurper—without the help of his Romans. Now, with only one centurion by way of his aspect, Marcus units out to once more do the very unlikely. quickly the fates conspire opposed to the boys, riding them towards the torture chambers of an evil, deathless wizard-prince. yet an audacious final wish rallies at the back of them—the squaddies of the legion are at the march.
By Berwick Coates
Hastings, October 1066. The Normans have landed in Sussex, prepared for conflict. they've got ready for every little thing concerning the English - other than their absence…
This is the tale of the best conflict ever noticeable on British soil and of the boys who fought it. this can be the tale of the conflict of Hastings.
By Arne Jensen, Eurico C. de Oliveira (auth.), Mark A. Ragan, Carolyn J. Bird (eds.)
By Daniele Perito, Claude Castelluccia, Mohamed Ali Kaafar (auth.), Simone Fischer-Hübner, Nicholas Hopper (eds.)
This publication constitutes the refereed court cases of the tenth foreign Symposium, PETS 2011, held in Waterloo, Canada, in July 2011.
The 15 revised complete papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from sixty one submissions. The papers deal with layout and awareness of privateness companies for the web, different information structures and verbal exchange networks. featuring novel examine on all theoretical and sensible facets of privateness applied sciences, in addition to experimental experiences of fielded platforms the amount additionally gains novel technical contributions from different groups similar to legislations, enterprise, and information defense professionals, that current their views on technological issues.
By Jana DeLeon
Simply should you idea it was once secure to return into the bayou…
Jadyn St. James is worked up to begin her activity as online game warden in Mudbug, Louisiana, and hopes it's the starting of a brand new and more advantageous lifestyles. She anticipated to run throughout any variety of strange occurrences within the small bayou city, yet she by no means proposal her existence will be at risk inside of a question of days. And that’s now not even the worst thing.
Helena Henry was once hell on wheels—both alive and dead—when she resided in Mudbug, and a 12 months in heaven hasn’t superior her one bit. Now, she’s again and has introduced hassle with her.
When it turns into obvious significant crime is happening in Mudbug, Colt Bertrand is greater than annoyed to be saddled with an green video game warden, specially one that feels like Jadyn. however it quickly turns into obvious that they should positioned their alterations apart in the event that they count on to unravel the crime, and extra importantly, remain alive.
By Louis L'Amour
A PRIZED number of AMERICAN FICTION—FROM AMERICA’S favourite STORYTELLER
This first-class choice of brief tales via the incomparable Louis L’Amour showcases the mythical author at his best possible: spinning a desirable and fully actual set of unforgettable stories. In those awesome tales, we meet a guy who's pressured to safeguard himself via taking another’s life—and needs to pay for his activities in a such a lot punishing demeanour; a tender thrill-seeker who eventually reveals a spot he can name domestic, and vows to stick there—regardless of the guy who attempts to face in his manner; and a drifter who honors a deathbed promise to a stranger by way of embarking on an not going undertaking of mercy.
entire with revealing author’s notes, the tales in Law of the barren region Born are traditionally exact, and choked with L’Amour’s trademark humor and event. they're not anything lower than smooth classics of the yankee West, informed via probably the most loved storytellers of our time.
By Mario Köppen (auth.), Hiroshi Sako, Katrin Y. Franke, Shuji Saitoh (eds.)
This booklet constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the 4th foreign Workshop on Computational Forensics, IWCF 2010, held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2010. The sixteen revised complete papers provided including invited keynote papers have been rigorously chosen in the course of rounds of reviewing and revision. The papers conceal quite a lot of present subject matters in computational forensics together with authentication, biometrics, record research, multimedia, forensic device evaluate, personality acceptance, and forensic verification.
By Björn-C. Bösch (auth.), Bernhard M. Hämmerli, Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Javier Lopez (eds.)
This e-book constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the seventh foreign Workshop on serious info Infrastructures defense, CRITIS 2012, held in Lillehammer, Norway, in September 2012. The 23 revised complete papers have been completely reviewed and chosen from sixty seven submissions. The papers are based within the following topical sections: intrusion administration; shrewdpermanent metering and grid, research and modeling; SCADA; cyber concerns; CI research; CIP sectors; CI evaluation; and hazard modeling.
By Barry Unsworth
Barry Unsworth returns to the terrain of his Booker Prize-winning novel Sacred Hunger, this time following Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, son of a Liverpool slave send proprietor who hanged himself. it's the spring of 1767, and to avenge his father's demise, Erasmus Kemp has had the rebellious sailors of his father's send, together with Sullivan, introduced again to London to face trial on fees of mutiny and piracy. yet because the novel opens, a blithe Sullivan has escaped and is making his means walking to the north of britain, stealing as he is going and drowsing the place he can.
His vacation spot is Thorpe within the East Durham coalfields, the place his lifeless shipmate, Billy Blair, lived: he has pledged to inform the relatives how Billy met his end.
In this village, Billy's sister, Nan, and her miner husband, James Bordon, reside with their 3 sons, all destined to keep on with their father down the pit. The youngest, simply seven, is having fun with his final summer season aboveground.
Meanwhile, in London, a passionate anti-slavery campaigner, Frederick Ashton, will get interested in a moment case in terms of the misplaced send. Erasmus Kemp wishes reimbursement for the shipment of in poor health slaves who have been thrown overboard to drown, and Ashton is representing the insurers who dispute his declare. regardless of their polarized perspectives on slavery, Ashton's appealing sister, Jane, encounters Erasmus Kemp and unearths herself powerfully drawn to him.
Lord Spenton, who owns coal mines in East-Durham, has extravagant conduct and is pressed for funds. while he applies to the Kemp service provider financial institution for a personal loan, Erasmus sees a company chance of the type he has lengthy been hoping for, a fashion of gaining access into Britain's quickly developing and hugely ecocnomic coal and metal industries.
Thus he too makes his method north, to the exact same village that Sullivan is heading for . . .
With historic sweep and deep pathos, Unsworth explores the struggles of the powerless and the captive opposed to the wealthy and the robust, and what weight mercy may possibly throw at the scales of justice.
By Deborah Hicks
The library career has replaced swiftly within the wake of complex applied sciences. as soon as considered as the gatekeepers of data present in books, todays library pros are transferring from a conventional focal point to a brand new specialize in all parts of data studies.
Technology determine of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian brings into concentration either the optimistic and risks that expertise locations at the specialist id of librarians. Highlighting the recent tools inquisitive about info administration, conversation, and Library details schooling and examine; this booklet is an important potential for librarians, scholars, and researchers to acquire an up to the moment realizing of what it potential to take care of relevancy within the details age.