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Outsoaring the Shadow: Atheistic thoughts on life and death
Title : Outsoaring the Shadow: Atheistic thoughts on life and death
Author : Martin Rushton
Total pages: 266 pages
The day will come when the Sun rises but you do not: your last breath will have been made. This is a stark fact. Do you think the day will never come? Do you conduct your life on the presumption that it will not come? But it will come; it is part of the script of life. It may even come today. How does an atheist answer the perennial existential question 'What is the meaning of life?' In this sobering but ultimately compassionate and optimistic book, the author offers a helping hand. Combining elements of ancient Stoic philosophy, academic argumentation, contemplative practices, practical advice and, at times, dark humour, the author weaves a coherent and sympathetic guide to the art of living in the face of mortal angst.
The Metaphysics of Death
Title : The Metaphysics of Death
Author : John Martin Fischer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Total pages: 423 pages
This collection of seventeen essays deals with the metaphysical, as opposed to the moral issues pertaining to death. For example, the authors investigate (among other things) the issue of what makes death a bad thing for an individual, if indeed death is a bad thing. This issue is more basic and abstract than such moral questions as the particular conditions under which euthanasia is justified, if it is ever justified. Though there are important connections between the more abstract questions addressed in this book and many contemporary moral issues, such as euthanasia, suicide, and abortion, the primary focus of this book is on metaphysical issues concerning the nature of death: What is the nature of the harm or bad involved in death? (If it is not pain, wha is it, and how can it be bad?) Who is the subject of the harm or bad? (if the person is no longer alive, how can he be the subject of the bad? An if he is not the subject, who is? Can one have harm with no subject?) When does the harm take place? (Can a harm take place after its subject ceases to exist? If death harms a person, can the harm take place before the death occurs?) If death can be a bad thing, would immorality be a desirable alternative? This family of questions helps to fram ethe puzzle of why--and how--death is bad. Other subjects addressed include the Epicurean view othat death is not a misfortune (for the person who dies); the nature of misfortune and benefit; the meaningulness and value of life; and the distinction between the life of a person and the life of a living creature who is not a person. There is an extensive bibiography that includes science-fiction treatments of death and immorality.
Songs of Love and Death
Title : Songs of Love and Death
Author : George R. R. Martin,Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 480 pages
IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN
Title : Death Dealers
Author : Don Pendleton
Publisher: Gold Eagle
Total pages: 320 pages
When terrorists from all over the world gather in Hawaii to bid on stolen missiles, the Able Team goes undercover to stop the auction, while the Phoenix Force hunts down the weapons and the group responsible for the theft. Original.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude
Title : Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude
Author : Eric Carrasco,Collin Kelly,Jackson Lanzing
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Total pages: 96 pages
They used to live and die by the Maze—a seemingly endless labyrinth of deathtraps that kept the Gladers prisoner and in fear. But the day Thomas arrived, he motivated them all to push back...and escape. But what they discovered was far worse than any maze—a world scorched by disease and controlled by the oppressive organization, Wicked. Thomas, Aided by a band of rebels, now readies to take the fight right to Wicked’s doorstep in the hope of finding a cure for the plague that’s ravaging mankind. This all-new, authorized graphic novel bridges the gap between the second and third installments (Scorch Trials, The Death Cure) of the hit film franchise, The Maze Runner.
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three)
Title : The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three)
Author : James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Total pages: 336 pages
Book three in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built! It’s the end of the line. WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. Will anyone survive? What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say. The truth will be terrifying. Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. The time for lies is over. The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series! Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” —EW.com “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.” —Newsday “[A] nail-biting must-read.” —Seventeen.com “Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly “Heart pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews “Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred “Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News From the Hardcover edition.
A Death in Vienna
Title : A Death in Vienna
Author : Daniel Silva
Total pages: 400 pages
Gabriel Allon's nightmares come back to haunt him in this tense thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to discover the truth behind a bombing that killed an old friend, but while there he encounters something that turns his world upside down. It is a face—a face that feels hauntingly familiar, a face that chills him to the bone. While desperately searching for answers, Allon will uncover a portrait of evil stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives—and into his own personal nightmares... From the Paperback edition.
Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death
Title : Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death
Author : Patricia Furer,John R. Walker,Murray B. Stein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 272 pages
Contemporary culture includes a high awareness of personal and global health hazards. Many people may feel some anxiety in this regard, but some develop an unbearable sense of dread that prevents them from functioning. Treating Health Anxiety gives prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians, as well as the counselors and social workers who encounter the problem, the tools to reduce both the fears and the medical costs that so often accompany them.
Keri Locke Mystery Bundle: A Trace of Death (#1), A Trace of Murder (#2), and A Trace of Vice (#3)
Title : Keri Locke Mystery Bundle: A Trace of Death (#1), A Trace of Murder (#2), and A Trace of Vice (#3)
Author : Blake Pierce
Publisher: Blake Pierce
Total pages: 750 pages
“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. A bundle of books #1 (A TRACE OF DEATH), #2 (A TRACE OF MURDER), and #3 (A TRACE OF VICE) in Blake Pierce’s Keri Locke Mystery series! This bundle offers books one, two and three in one convenient file, with over 200,000 words of reading. In A TRACE OF DEATH (A Keri Locke Mystery—Book 1), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate. What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive. In A TRACE OF MURDER (A Keri Locke Mystery—Book 2), encouraged by the new lead that has landed, the first in years, Keri Locke pursues it with all that she has, determined to find her daughter and bring her back alive. Yet Keri, at the same time, receives a phone call from a frantic husband, a famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, who reports that his wife has been missing for two days. A wealthy socialite with no enemies and little reason to leave her life, he fears the worst has become of his wife. Keri takes on the case, assigned a new partner whom she hates, as Ray still recovers in the hospital. Her investigation leads her deep into the elite Beverly Hills world of the idle rich, to encounters with lonely housewives, and those with shopping-addicted, empty lives. In A TRACE OF VICE (A Keri Locke Mystery—Book 3), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, follows a fresh lead for her abducted daughter. It leads to a violent confrontation with The Collector—which, in turn, offers more clues that may, after all this time, reunite her with her daughter. Yet at the same time, Keri is assigned a new case, one with a frantic ticking clock. A teenage girl has gone missing in Los Angeles, a girl from a good family was who duped into drugs and abducted into a sex trafficking ring. Keri is hot on her trail—but the trail is moving fast, with the girl being constantly moved and with her abductors’ single, nefarious goal: to cross her over the border with Mexico. Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the KERI LOCKE MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #4 in the Keri Locke series will be available soon.
Keri Locke Mystery Bundle: A Trace of Death (#1) and A Trace of Murder (#2)
Title : Keri Locke Mystery Bundle: A Trace of Death (#1) and A Trace of Murder (#2)
Author : Blake Pierce
Publisher: Blake Pierce
Total pages: 500 pages
Poppy Done to Death
Title : Poppy Done to Death
Author : Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 288 pages
'Harris draws the guilty and the innocent into an engrossing tale while inventing a heroine as capable and complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' (Publishers Weekly) In the eighth book in bestselling author Charlaine Harris's compelling mystery series, Aurora Teagarden, 'a genuine steel magnolia' (Booklist) will have to use all of her southern wiles to investigate a murder within her own family . . . Not just any woman in Lawrenceton, Georgia, gets to be a member of the Uppity Women Book Club. But Roe's stepsister-in-law Poppy has climbed her way up the waiting list of the group - only to die on the day she's supposed to be inducted. What makes Poppy's murder even worse are the rumors of infidelity on both sides of the marriage swirling around town. To find the killer, Roe must determine if the sordid stories are true. Suspects abound, and the things she uncovers make her question her own heart, but her passion for the truth drives her on: into the path of the cold-blooded killer . . . 'Clearly focused plot, animated description of character and sparkling prose commend this breath of fresh air to all collections' (Library Journal) 'Great bloody fun' (Barbara Paul)
Cause of Death
Title : Cause of Death
Author : Cyril H. Wecht,Mark Curriden,Benjamin Wecht
Publisher: Onyx Books
Total pages: 326 pages
Using new medical evidence to challenge conventional explanations, a forensic pathologist reexamines the murders of the Kennedys, the death of Elvis Presley, and the cases of Jean Harris, Sunny von Bulow, and others. Reprint.
Black Hounds of Death
Title : Black Hounds of Death
Author : Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Wildside Press
Total pages: 192 pages
Meticulously-restored text by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman, this is the ninth in a ten book definitive chronological collection of Robert E. Howard's stories that appeared in pulp magazines like the revered Weird Tales. Howard is the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian and considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery.
Escape and the Man who Questions Death
Title : Escape and the Man who Questions Death
Author : Xingjian Gao,Gilbert Chee Fun Fong
Publisher: Chinese University Press
Total pages: 114 pages
"This collection contains two plays by Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2000. Escape was written in 1989 in the wake of the June 4 Student Movement in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. With the publication ofo the play, Gao was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, dismissed from his state appointment and ahd his house in Beijing confiscated. Perhaps because of this controversy, Escape has become the most performed of all of Gao's plays: it has been staged in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Japan, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, and Canada. Wherever it was staged, it was given a locally relevant intepretation and was well received, which lends credence to Gao's claim of the universality of the play he describes as the tragedy of modern man. The Man Who Questions Death is the latest of Gao's plays. It is also one of the most exciting and powerful." -- Book jacket.
The Kiss of Death
Title : The Kiss of Death
Author : Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 256 pages
A dark and gothic novel of vampires and 18th Century Venice, filled with mystery and intrigue. A captivating story of love and loss, THE KISS OF DEATH is a stunning companion volume to the bestselling MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING. Peter's ongoing search for the Shadow Queen leads him to Venice - the fabled city with lapping waterways, crumbling magnificence, dark, twisting alleyways and surprising piazzas. A city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. The Shadow Queen is there, gathering strength, recruiting a new army of the Undead for a final confrontation. Marko and Sorrel meet in Venice for the first time. They must uncover the mystery of what has happened both to Sorrel's father, who is plagued by a strange madness that prevents him from sleeping, and to Marko's father, a doctor, who has mysteriously gone missing after travelling to Venice to help his old friend . . .
Annual Report to the General Assembly ... Relating to the Registry and Returns of Births, Marriages, and Deaths ...
Title : Annual Report to the General Assembly ... Relating to the Registry and Returns of Births, Marriages, and Deaths ...
Author : N.A
Total pages: N.A pages
Life Before Death
Title : Life Before Death
Author : Lawrence Meredith
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
Total pages: 272 pages
Lawrence Meredith writes with one question in mind: What constitutes life before death? The Hindus teach that there is life before life. So do the Mormons and the primal-scream therapists. The Muslims teach that there is life after death, and so does just about anybody else who's willing to be called religious. Meredith argues that these views are "felonious." We have the responsibility, he writes, to live life in the here-and-now and seek to experience our own religion of the body. Defining and exploring the different stages of the body is key to understanding Life Before Death: -The body as God -The body as Christ -The body as spirit -The body as dance -The body as play -The body as mortal What readers are saying about this book: It takes no courage to say one is a Christian, but it takes great courage to be a Christian. It takes no courage to say one is a writer, but it takes great courage to be a writer and write so others can comprehend the content. Larry Meredith, in Life Before Death, shows that he has enormous courage. After finishing this book, the reader is more prepared to face death and even more prepared to face life. - Maya Angelou, Author Life Before Death reminds us of the value of our todays, the here and now, and the joys to be savored one day at a time, one victory at a time, one championship at a time. And when Life is the ultimate championship, we don't need 'just a little bit more.' - Cedric Dempsey, President, NCAA Meredith's vision is kaleidoscopic, and his supreme revelation is that 'the Word made flesh' is a vital form of Amazing Grace - Earle Labor, Ph.D., Wilson Professor of American Literature and Director of the Jack London Research Center
The Circle of Life and Death
Title : The Circle of Life and Death
Author : Lawrence Karrasch,Rita Karrasch
Total pages: N.A pages
Plan your most rewarding and enjoyable spiritual journey through life, death and the after-life. Using "The Circle of Life and Death," as your introductory guidebook, you will explore the many universal truths that are at the core of all life, death and after-life religious and esoteric teachings. These spiritual truths revealed by Karrasch, in understandable and comprehensive language, represents a forty-three year spiritual quest by the author. Here are just a few of the spiritual truths that the author has found to be constant, that are included in "The Circle of Life and Death," to assist you on this journey. It is love in one form or another that is the binding attraction that propels creation forward in the progression of the soul through life and death. Life and death should be viewed not as two separate experiences but as one continuous progression repeated over and over. The continuation of the consciousness of our soul is assured as we progress through each lifetime and death. Our purpose in each life is to gain experiences that will awaken us to a higher consciousness, the spark of God within us. This is the driving force that propels each individual soul through the cycle of reincarnation. Heaven and Hell are not physical or geographical places, but states of consciousness needed to analyze and evaluate past earthly experiences in the after-life. They are not permanent conditions. Karrasch hopes each individual will be guided to find his or her own spiritual path with the assistance of the concepts and practical strategies presented in this fascinating introductory guide- book. You do not need to abandon all your religious beliefs to embark on this life-changing journey while you keep God as your "constant companion."
My Journey after Death
Title : My Journey after Death
Author : Alice Adamek
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 135 pages
Some people wait for death. Some people experience it unexpectedly. Others force it, and most of us, at one time or another, have contemplated what happens after death. It is one of the great mysteries of life. My encounter with death was remarkable. Some of it was hellish and distressing. Most of it was enlightening and wonderful. The most incredible experience was the changes it made in me afterward. It was a powerful guide for how I should live my life now. I know that the scientific circle of people have many rationalizations and a variety of biological explanations to answer the sensation of leaving one's body, moving toward the light, and being encircled by overwhelming feelings of euphoria and love. They attribute these sensations to the effects of oxygen deprivation, abnormal brain function, and drugs or medication. But when you have been there and done that, it is not that easy to explain away these phenomena.
Title : Death
Author : Hal Banks
Total pages: 168 pages
The theme of this book is: it is impossible to die; there is no death; each of us has eternity to fulfill our destinies. It will give the reader great hope, an upsurge of optimism. It will help assuage the tyranny of the fear of death. It provides an antidote to the fundamentalist theology of hell-fire, damnation and a mythical devil. Dr. Banks shares his personal convictions and requests a fair hearing. The best is yet to be as we struggle in this kindergarten of the soul. The ultimate decision to believe or not is entirely in the reader’s hands. The Soul of God’s creation is LOVE!