The Atlantis Plague

The Atlantis Plague

EXTINCTION BECKONS. A pandemic unlike any before it is sweeping the globe. Nearly a billion people are already dead - and those the Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. As chaos engulfs the world, the Immari emerge. A clandestine cabal that has spent millennia planning for this moment, the Immari want the Plague to run its course, envisioning a world populated by genetically superior survivors - survivors they can control for their own purposes... With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, geneticist Kate Warner searches for a cure to the Plague. Her journey takes her across the new wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go...

A Sidekick to A. G. Riggle's The Atlantis Plague

A Sidekick to A. G. Riggle's The Atlantis Plague

WARNING: This is not the actual book The Atlantis Plague by A.G. Riddle. Do not buy this reading Sidekick if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.This sidekick of The Atlantis Plague explores the dynamic interaction of key characters as the reader constantly watches struggles, deaths, resurrections, and sexual encounters through all 98 chapters. The Atlantis Plague will not disappoint Riddle fans, and it will appeal to any reader who enjoys plenty of action and a quickly moving plot. This sidekick traces the two major themes, history repeating itself and people as machines lacking humanity, through the sometimes convoluted plot of The Atlantis Plague.As the second installment in The Origin Mystery Series, The Atlantis Plague continues the story A.G. Riddle began in The Atlantis Gene. Geneticist Dr. Kate Warner is humanity's last hope for survival. The hoped-for cure for the Atlantis Plague, Orchid, has failed. Those who survive are either evolved, lacking emotions but with increased intelligence and physical strength, or devolved, vegetative and weakened intellectually and physically. The Immari are invading Europe, martial law is in force, and a billion people have died from the plague in the last 24 hours. Kate is blamed for a pandemic and must battle powerful pharmaceutical corporations and an alien culture while saving her own life, as well as those of her father and the man she loves.

Confronting Contagion

Our Evolving Understanding of Disease

Confronting Contagion

Throughout history, humankind's working theories regarding the cause of infectious disease have shifted drastically, as cultures developed their philosophic, religious, and scientific beliefs. Plagues that were originally attributed to the wrath of the gods were later described as having nothing to do with the gods, though the cause continued to be a mystery. As centuries passed, medical and religious theorists proposed reasons such as poor air quality or the configuration of the planets as causes for the spread of disease. In every instance, in order to understand the origin of a disease theory during a specific period of history, one must understand that culture's metaphysical beliefs. In Confronting Contagion, Melvin Santer traces a history of disease theory all the way from Classical antiquity to our modern understanding of viruses. Chapters focus on people and places like the Pre-Socratic Philosophers, Galen and the emergence of Christianity in Rome, the Black Death in fourteenth-century Europe, cholera and puerperal sepsis in the nineteenth century, and other periods during which our understanding of the cause of disease was transformed. The cause of contagious disease was demonstrated to be a general biological phenomenon; there are contagious diseases of plants, animals, and bacteria, with causes identical to causes of human diseases. These issues are uniquely included in this book. In each case, Santer identifies the key thinkers who helped form the working disease theories of the time. The book features many excerpts from primary sources, from the Hippocratic Corpus to the writings of twentieth-century virologists, creating an authentic synthesis of the Western world's intellectual and religious attitude toward disease throughout history.

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague

In the middle of the fourteenth century, a terrible and mysterious plague swept across Europe and Asia. One in every three Europeans died during the five years that it terrified the continent. People tried all sorts of ways to avoid catching the Black Death. They carried flowers, burned incense, fired cannons, and rang church bells. They nailed whole families in their homes to try to keep the disease from spreading. Nothing seemed to help. The death rate continued to soar. Finally the plague ran its course, and people stopped dying in large numbers. But the bubonic plague never went away. Every so often, this painful disease breaks out again. Find out how and where this deadly disease traveled, and whether the chances of survival are any better today than they were so many centuries ago.

Science-fiction, the Early Years

A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science-fiction Stories from Earliest Times to the Appearance of the Genre Magazines in 1930 : with Author, Title, and Motif Indexes

Science-fiction, the Early Years

Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries

The Bermuda Triangle, 1945

The Bermuda Triangle, 1945

Late in 1945, five U.S. Navy torpedo bombers took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on a routine training mission. Soon the mission became anything but routine. Flight 19, as it was known, became hopelessly lost. Then the planes vanished. No one ever found a trace of them or the 14 men who had been aboard. Starting five years later, people began to notice a pattern of disappearances of ships and airplanes similar to Flight 19. These disappearances occurred within a triangle whose corners were Miami, Florida; Puerto Rico; and Bermuda. Writers dubbed the area the Bermuda Triangle. Many people are convinced that some strange force is at work there that causes the mysterious disappearances. Others say that nothing unusual happens there, that natural events account for the disappearances. Who is right? Even in this age of advanced technology, no one knows. . . .

Onward, Voyager

A Science Fiction and Fantasy Sampler

Onward, Voyager

Read samples of Harper Voyager's great science fiction, fantasy, and horror offerings! Featuring an introduction by Chuck Wendig. Excerpts include: ZER0ES by Chuck Wendig A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS by Mitchell Hogan DEPARTURE by AG Riddle STAR CARRIER: DEEP TIME by Ian Douglas SHADOW OF EMPIRE by Jay Allan THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE by Viola Carr THE DAY BEFORE by Liana Brooks POSITIVE by David Wellington GLORY MAIN by Henry V. O'Neil BEYOND REDEMPTION by Michael R. Fletcher STONEHILL DOWNS by Sarah Remy MASTER SERGEANT by Mel Odom KILLING PRETTY by Richard Kadrey DARK ALCHEMY by Laura Bickle APEX by Aer-ki Jyr DESERT RISING by Kelley Grant THE DROWNING GOD by James Kendley VEILED EMPIRE by Nathan Garrison LUNATIONS by J.J. Gadd HORIZON by Keith Stevenson

The Ancient Mystery of Easter Island

The Ancient Mystery of Easter Island

To some, Easter Island is just a tiny bit of volcanic rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To others, it is the source of one of mankind’s greatest mysteries. Easter Island is home to hundreds of giant statues that people built centuries ago—but no one knows why. The statues are amazing. Some of them wear headdresses made from red stone. Others have large pieces of coral for eyes. Almost as mysterious as the statues themselves is the fact that so many of them were never finished. In fact, tools used to make the huge stone structures were left right near the unfinished works. What happened on Easter Island? And why does it continue to captivate us?

The Amethyst City

The Golden Amazon Saga, Book Four

The Amethyst City

The human-occupied planets in the Solar System, Earth and Mars, are suddenly threatened with a space-borne plague that rusts and destroys all metals. If the "disease" continues unchecked, all of civilization is threatened. Behind this insidious menace is Sefner Quorne, the sinister master scientist of Atlantis. Quorne had earlier enslaved the humans on Earth, until he was deposed by the Golden Amazon and Abna, the real Lord of Atlantis. But now, with Abna dead, and the Amazon mortally wounded on one of the moons of Jupiter, nothing can halt Quorne’s plans--until a lone space traveller abruptly intervenes. Viona, a beautiful young woman whose origins are shrouded in mystery, is somehow connected to the mysterious Amethyst City of Saturn...a place that cannot possibly exist! Volume Four in this exciting continuing saga of Earth and space.