Phoenix Pick

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Phoenix Pick is the Science Fiction imprint of Arc Manor Publishers, an independent publisher based in Rockville, Maryland.

Published authors include Hugo- and Nebula-winning writers.

Free online SF magazine (premiered March 2013): www.galaxysedge.net

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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 4, September 2013
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,230. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge magazine is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor. Each issue includes a mix of new and reprinted stories, a serialization of a novel, and book reviews.
Their Majesties' Bucketeers
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Captain Agot Edmoot Mav, Extraordinary Inquirer for Their Majesties’ Bucketeers, must find out who has killed a famed, but controversial, scholar. The killing was done in a windowless room which was locked and the murder weapon itself is a mystery. But Agot Edmoot Mav is nothing if not persistent, and as a loyal member of the Bucketeers, will not rest until the truth is revealed.
The Stars Do Not Lie
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,210. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A world strictly governed by religious dogma is challenged by a scientist who has discovered a key piece of information challenging long-held beliefs.
Godspeed
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,030. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jay Hara is an ordinary young man growing up on the isolated planet of Erin. But Jay dreams of adventure and escapades and the legend of the lost “Godspeed” drive which allowed humans to travel at faster-than-light speeds. Godspeed is a true coming-of-age tale told in the classic tradition of R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. A modern day pirate story, set among the stars.
The Mutant Season
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
There are mutants among us, with golden eyes and strange abilities. For centuries they have hidden, fearing persecution. The mutants find new hope in the twenty-first century, but underlying prejudices are hard to eradicate completely. In 2017, a murder sets off a series of events that will bring the mutants into direct conflict with “normal” humans.
The Ultimate Earth
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Earth has been destroyed and deserted. Clones discover that their own base on the moon had been destroyed in the past and then rediscovered and rebuilt by the man known as Sandor Pen. The remnants of humanity have started unlocking the mysteries of interstellar flight, but over the years their memory faded. This novella won both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 3, July 2013
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge magazine is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor. Each issue includes a mix of new and reprinted stories, a serialization of a novel, and book reviews.
The Bronze God of Rhodes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Chares of Lindos was a Greek sculptor born on the island of Rhodes. A pupil of Lysippos, Chares eventually built the Colossus of Rhodes, now considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These memoirs present the trials and tribulations (some of them hilarious) of the sculptor as he undertakes various projects and is forced into a number of adventures.
Beyond the Doors of Death
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,720. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
“Born With the Dead” (the novella) was nominated for every major science fiction award when it was originally published in 1974, winning the Nebula and Locus awards. The author revisits the classic story with Australian author Damien Broderick. Broderick uses Robert Silverberg’s original novella as a starting point for a brilliant leap into the far future.
The Hemingway Hoax
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, lost a bag containing the manuscript of his first novel on a Parisian train. In 1996, John Baird, a renowned Hemingway scholar, decides to use that loss to account for a fake manuscript he creates. The story won both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
The Ice Owl
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Set in the same universe as Arkfall (although a totally independent story), The Ice Owl tells a tale capturing that moment when we start to lose our childhood…when we start to realize that our parents and the “grown-ups” are just as flawed as we are...everyone struggling to deal with their own demons.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 2, May 2013
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,560. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge magazine is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor. Each issue includes a mix of new and reprinted stories, a serialization of a novel, and book reviews.
Horrors of the Dancing Gods
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,360. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this final volume of the Dancing Gods series, Ruddygore and his heroes must face an ancient evil seeping forth from the Sea of Dreams.
An Elephant for Aristotle
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 133,350. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
After capturing a magnificent specimen from an Indian ruler, Alexander tasks Leon of Atrax, a cavalry commander, to deliver the animal to Aristotle in Athens. Leon leads a motley crew of companions (and the elephant) from India to Greece, and in the process encounter all sorts of dangers and adventures while completing the long and arduous journey.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 1, March 2013
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge magazine is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor. Each issue includes a mix of new and reprinted stories, a serialization of a novel, and book reviews.
Thebes of the Hundred Gates
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Edward Davis, a rookie of the Time Service, has already made several successful jumps to the past. Now he is given his most important mission. Two members of the Service have disappeared in ancient Egypt and Edward Davis’s assignment is to locate and rescue them.
Bully!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,950. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In March 1909, Theodore Roosevelt went on a safari to central Africa. In this fictionalized account of that trip, Mike Resnick takes us on an amusing “what-if” with Roosevelt deciding to “liberate” the native Africans from Belgian rule and to set up a model democratic state in the heart of Africa.
The Shape of Silence
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,550. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A sudden rift appears in near-earth space, causing electronic components to permanently fail and cause total chaos. As Earth's fragile technological society disintegrates, no one can answer the obvious question — what is the rift, and who or what has created it?
Songs of the Dancing Gods
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 117,760. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Joe has reunited with his son, who has accompanied Joe to Husaquahr. But their joy is cut short by news that the Dark Baron has escaped once again and is gathering a force in the North to capture and enslave them all. Can Joe and Tiana (and Irving) make another stand for their new world or is the Dark Baron finally going to vanquish Husaquahr? (Book Four of the Dancing Gods series.)
Vengeance of the Dancing Gods
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Husaquahr has been saved by the brave actions of Joe and Marge. The Dark Baron has been defeated and exiled to Earth where all his magical powers have been stripped. But Ruddygore has badly underestimated his deadly enemy. Helped by the forces of the underworld, the Dark Baron is poised to unleash hell on Husaquahr and only Joe and Marge can stop him!
The Woods
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,490. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
There is a certain magic growing up with life-long friends. The charmed existence became almost dream-like with two young boys growing up in a small neighborhood surrounded by an old, dense forest. This is a story of choices, a tale where the wild, romanticized dream-scape of youth intersects the gray world beyond, where fantasy collides and merges with reality.
The Abraxas Marvel Circus
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
As far as most people were concerned, Carlos Theopelli was just another crackpot scientist, and pretty much a jerk. But not to Angela. And not to the mage-dwarf Caleb Mundo and his pet mindbeast Alice. To them, Theopelli’s notebook -- and his corpse -- might be the key to survival. Expect the unexpected at the Abraxas Marvel Circus!
Tucker's Grove
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The rise and fall of a cursed town in rural Wisconsin, Tucker’s Grove, where legends and nightmares lurk in the shadows, a place where the dead don't necessarily stay dead, where preachers collect demons rather than cast them out, where haunted trains and a shadowy circus exist side by side with ancient gods and prehistoric echoes seeping up from the ground.
Mother Grimm
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,250. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Biodome is an isolated domed oasis in the middle of a ravaged Earth. Outside is full of mystery and disease, where those infected by a deadly virus are sent to die, a land of warring tribes and half-crazed factions living on the edge of sanity. Twila Grimm, who has lived her entire life in the Biodome, tries to learn the secrets of her origin and solve the mysteries surrounding her.
When the Blue Shift Comes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,500. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Life has spread across the stars, and everyone enjoys a long life. However, only those who are Earth-born are truly immortal. But what happens when the immortals of Earth are suddenly faced with their ultimate destruction?
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the far future, eons after the demise of Humanity and its far-flung galactic empire, a group of alien archeologists visits Earth to uncover the secret of the dead race’s initial overwhelming success and its ultimate death.
On the Train
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,450. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Is travelling on The Train a means to an end ... a way to complete one’s journey ... or is The Train the destination itself, rolling endlessly through realms both magical and mechanical?
The Masks of Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,740. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Nebula-nominated classic by a Grand Master of Science Fiction, Robert Silverberg, The Masks of Time tells the story of Vornan-19, who claims to have come from the far future and has access to technological marvels that support his claim. But is he really what he claims to be?
Demons of the Dancing Gods
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
While the initial battle for Husaquahr has been won, dark forces are gathering to the south. Once again Ruddygore must call on the help of the two humans, Joe and Marge, and together they must face the evil forces that threaten Husaquahr with annihilation. (Book Two of the Dancing Gods series)
Captive Dreams
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,990. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fine literary writing meets Science Fiction. A thematic tour-de-force exploring the concept of being human through the eyes of imperfect protagonists struggling with their demons.
Adventures: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones, Volume I, 1922-1926
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Mike Resnick introduces us to Lucifer Jones, a con man traveling in Africa presenting himself as a missionary. As the author puts it, Lucifer unfortunately "isn't the brightest bulb in the lamp" and mirth rather than wealth is often the result of his endeavors.
Solis
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Charlie Outis has no idea of what the world might be like in the far future after he decides to have his brain frozen with the slim hope of it being revived one day. But even a thousand years from now, brains are a valuable commodity—even brains without heads. But who does the brain belong to? And who controls a mind without a body?
Centuries
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 172,500. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Centuries explores a barely recognizable future where humans control their own evolution. Genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence shape an astounding destiny for our species. With these wondrous changes come unexpected new truths of heart and mind that challenge the very definition of human.
Pallas
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 129,660. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ex-U.S. Senator Gibson Altman rules the prison colony where everyone is expected to live by rules that govern every aspect of their lives. Emerson Ngu escapes from Altman's prison colony. Altman is driven by a deep hatred of Emerson and his triumph, and will do anything to get his revenge on him. But in the process will he also destroy his own daughter and even the world of Pallas?
The Best of Edmond Hamilton
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 137,300. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Here is a collection of some of the finest short fiction penned by one of the "fathers" of modern science fiction, selected (and edited) by Edmond Hamilton's wife, Leigh Brackett. The collection spans nearly half a century of Hamilton's work and was selected from a repository of hundreds of stories that he had written over that period.
The Forest of Time and Other Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,540. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Here is an eclectic collection of science fiction stories (and three short poems) by multiple-award-winning author Michael Flynn, author of such acclaimed titles as Eifelheim and Firestar. Included are two Hugo-nominated stories ("The Forest of Time" and "Melodies of the Heart").
The Multiplex Man
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,360. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Multiplex Man (winner of The Prometheus Award) is an intriguing thriller set in a future where every aspect of life on Earth is micromanaged by authorities who consider any deviation from the prescribed path as dangerous.
The Big Jump
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
New star-drive engines promise to open up the galaxy to humankind. But the first ship to use the engines disappears and a sole survivor returns...alone and dying of some strange type of radiation. Does some unknown horror await us out there? The only way to find out is to go out again.
The Long Tomorrow
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,180. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Len and Esau are young cousins living decades after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization as we know it. The rulers of the post-war community have forbidden the existence of large towns and consider technology evil. However,rumors of a mythical last city in existence encourage the boys to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure that will call into question their firmly held beliefs.
Georgia On My Mind and Other Places
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A collection of some of the finest short stories penned by a master of hard science fiction, this anthology includes Charles Sheffield's highly acclaimed novelette, Georgia On My Mind, which won both the Hugo and Nebula when originally published in 1993. The accompanying stories were written by the author between 1987 and 1994.
Beggars in Spain: The Original Novella
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Leisha Camden is a genetically engineered “Sleepless” whose ability to stay awake all the time has made her more productive. Genetic modifications have also given the “Sleepless” a higher IQ and may even make them immortal. But will they be hunted down as freaks by a world that has grown wary of its newest creation?
Duende Meadow
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,670. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When the last great war came, a small group of survivors hid themselves below the fields of Kansas and, over time, became Duendes, ghost-like beings, never having seen real light or knowing anything of the conditions of the world beyond their underground enclosure. Six hundred years have passed since the war and now some Duendes want to leave the safety of their habitat and finally go “above.”
Halo
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,530. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The mysterious alien artifact called the Halo came quietly and mysteriously and sowed the earth with seeds that threatened to destroy humanity by destroying human souls. Paul Cook provides a powerful, visionary and scary look into our future and a possible encounter with an alien species almost impossible to beat.
Reboots
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies? In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with 'normal' humans on Earth, these ships are run by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures.
AI Unbound
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,380. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Two stories about artificial intelligence from one of the most respected names in hard science fiction. Multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Nancy Kress gives us a fascinating look into the evolution of artificial intelligence and the impact it has on human society.
On the Rim of the Mandala
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,710. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The universe is being threatened by genetically designed creatures called calibans. And the only thing between them and the destruction of the worlds of the Mandala is Lou Colleran.
Starborne
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,930. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fifty men and women, living perfect lives, decide to give it all up to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. They set out to travel to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, with their only link to home a fragile telepathic bond between a blind crew member and her sister back home.
Take Back Your Government
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Originally titled How to be a Politician, this book was written in 1946 based on Robert Heinlein’s own political experiences. Here is a fascinating look, both historically and philosophically, at a great visionary’s take on the political landscape in the United States and what each of us can do to better this country.
Tau Ceti
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Beacon has spent generations reaching a home away from home ... only to discover that Earth now has faster-than-light ships and a ruthless dictator who wants to lay claim to the same planet. Can Captain Jorie Taylor stave off almost certain disaster and save their dreams?
Encounters: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones, Volume III, 1931-1934
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In Volume I, Adventures, Mike Resnick introduced us to Lucifer Jones, a con man traveling in Africa presenting himself as a missionary. As the author puts it, Lucifer unfortunately "isn't the brightest bulb in the lamp" and mirth rather than wealth is often the result of his endeavors. Volume II followed Lucifer in Asia. This third volume tracks Lucifer's travels across Europe.


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