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Halo: The Flood

By William C. Dietz
  • ISBN Code: : 198211164X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : halo.pdf

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The bestselling adaptation of the iconic video game Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series! 2552. Having barely escaped the final battle for Reach against the vast alien alliance known as the Covenant, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn, including Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and his AI companion Cortana, is forced to make a desperate escape into slipspace. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far-flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive, artificial ringworld. The crew’s only hope of survival is to crash-land on its surface and take the battle opposing the Covenant to the ground. But they soon discover that this enigmatic ringworld is much more than it seems. Built one hundred thousand years ago by a long-lost civilization known as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped by the Covenant—a sacred artifact they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence, and they will stop at nothing to control it. Engaging in fierce combat, Master Chief and Cortana will go deep into the Halo construct and uncover its dark secret and true purpose—even as a monstrous and far more vicious enemy than the Covenant emerges to threaten all sentient life on Halo and the galaxy beyond…

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  • Pdf File: halo.pdf

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The final novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear—set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! One hundred thousand years ago. Chaos rules the final days of the Forerunner empire. The Flood—a horrifying, shape-changing, and unstoppable parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies, and internal strife has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Forerunners known as the Ur-Didact and the Librarian reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished race of the Precursors and the Flood. While the Precursors created many technological species, including those of the Forerunners and humanity itself, the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy ten million years before. Because of that savagery, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian—husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict—hold the keys to a solution. As they face the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—a shocking act designed to prevent an insane abomination from dominating the entire galaxy…

Godwired

By Rachel Wagner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136512136
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 895
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Godwired offers an engaging exploration of religious practice in the digital age. It considers how virtual experiences, like stories, games and rituals, are forms of world-building or "cosmos construction" that serve as a means of making sense of our own world. Such creative and interactive activity is, arguably, patently religious. This book examines: the nature of sacred space in virtual contexts technology as a vehicle for sacred texts who we are when we go online what rituals have in common with games and how they work online what happens to community when people worship online how religious "worlds" and virtual "worlds" nurture similar desires. Rachel Wagner suggests that whilst our engagement with virtual reality can be viewed as a form of religious activity, today’s virtual religion marks a radical departure from traditional religious practice – it is ephemeral, transient, rapid, disposable, hyper-individualized, hybrid, and in an ongoing state of flux.

Resistance: A Hole in the Sky

By William C. Dietz
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345522958
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 227
  • Pdf File: resistance.pdf

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The official prequel to the blockbuster videogame Resistance 3 America. July 1953. In this official prequel to Resistance 3, prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its defenses overrun, millions dead, the rest left to fend for themselves. Many try to avoid the alien virus that turns humans into Chimeran killing machines. Capelli may be a pariah to the army for killing hero Nathan Hale, but he is still a patriot fighting to save the country and its citizens. However, some soldiers are ready to shoot him on sight—not to mention that Hale’s beautiful sister has every reason in the world to want him stone dead. But Capelli’s used to being in dangerous situations and taking crazy risks. And the next move he intends to make is pure suicide.

Mirrors

By Devansh Dewra
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  • Publisher : Exceller Books
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: mirrors.pdf

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The book is an anthology of 60 poems. This anthology contains poems on a vast range of topics on real life. Many of my poems represent the different emotions in life and what it does to one emotionally and mentally. It appeals to people to take every state of mind positively and overcome it. These poems bring out the truth in a person and help to overcome them. They show the good side of disadvantages and failures and how to move on by appreciating them. These poems explore the dark side of man and show the impact of it. These poems also discover different faces of the pandemic and different effects, which help show us the hidden bright side of life.

Science Fiction Video Games

By Neal Roger Tringham
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1482203898
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: science-fiction-video-games.pdf

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Understand Video Games as Works of Science Fiction and Interactive Stories Science Fiction Video Games focuses on games that are part of the science fiction genre, rather than set in magical milieux or exaggerated versions of our own world. Unlike many existing books and websites that cover some of the same material, this book emphasizes critical analysis, especially the analysis of narrative. The author analyzes narrative via an original categorization of story forms in games. He also discusses video games as works of science fiction, including their characteristic themes and the links between them and other forms of science fiction. Delve into a Collection of Science Fiction Games The beginning chapters explore game design and the history of science-fictional video games. The majority of the text deals with individual science-fictional games and the histories and natures of their various forms, such as the puzzle-based adventure and the more exploratory and immediate computer role-playing game (RPG).

Demon-catching Master

By Wang WenJie
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1646776488
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: demon-catching-master.pdf

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Demon Resisting Master was a strange profession that was rarely known. In addition to the cultivation of mysterious spells, they had inherited the "Devil's Note" from generation to generation, which added a touch of mysteriousness to the profession: In the book, there were sealed all kinds of strange and bizarre demons and monsters, there were all kinds of women who could call the wind and summon the rain, and there were also eccentric and eccentric women who could bite their throats to preside. The ten ancient divine tools that had been lost for a hundred years, the mysterious quarrels between the Four Great Families, the Demon Master's ultimate mission was to catch all the demons in the atlas? Or could it be that there was an unspeakable secret behind it? Now, I will take you on a legendary path to behead demons and devils, and see how the employees will use demons to deal with humans and demons, and reach the pinnacle of life!

Mass Effect: Deception

By William C. Dietz
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345526457
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: mass-effect.pdf

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An all-new adventure inspired by the award-winning videogame from BioWare! The universe is under siege. Every fifty thousand years, a race of sentient machines invades our galaxy to harvest all organic life-forms. They are the Reapers. Two people who know the truth are desperately searching for a way to stop the cycle: Navy admiral David Anderson and his partner, Kahlee Sanders. They have uncovered grisly evidence proving that the Reaper threat is real. But in so doing they have exposed the machinations of Cerberus, a secretive paramilitary organization, and its mysterious leader, the Illusive Man—putting David and Kahlee in mortal danger, for Cerberus will stop at nothing to protect its secrets. But along the way, they find an unlikely ally in Gillian Grayson, a young woman with extraordinary powers. Once the subject of horrifying scientific experiments, Gillian is now free—and beginning to master her deadly abilities. But after learning that Cerberus was responsible for the death of her father, Gillian swears vengeance against the group and the Illusive Man—threatening to unravel everything Kahlee and David are fighting for.