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Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.

Superman and a team of villains take on a gang of tyrants.

"Caesar and his followers have escaped the clutches of man, fighting their way across the Golden Gate Bridge and taking refuge in the vast redwood forest known as Muir Woods. There they hope to establish a home, far from the humans who so horribly abused them. But mankind has far worse things to worry about. The 'Simian Flu' has begun to strike down unsuspecting innocents throughout San Francisco. What began as isolated cases quickly becomes a full-on epidemic. There are those who blame the apes, and would seek to take revenge, while others hunt Caesar and his troop for their own insidious reasons"--From publisher description.

"After the events of Hellhole Awakening, the people of Hellhole and the shadow-Xayans scramble to rally against the threat from the still-living rogue Xayans. Back on Sonjeera, the Monarchy is in an uproar after their surprising defeat and the breakaway of the Deep Zone planets. But after touring Hellhole, Queen Michella is shaken, and begins to realize that she can never have the old Monarchy back. Before the Queen can return to Sonjeera, she's captured by the rogue Xayans and learns the reason for their attack: the orthodox Xayans had developed their minds to the point where they could evolve and, in so doing, trigger another Big Bang, wiping out everything. Now, twenty-two huge asteroids from the outer reaches of the solar system are bearing towards Hellhole, summoned by the rogue sect as a last resort. Can all these lives and the planet itself be saved?" -- Provided by publisher.

"With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on the Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together the remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plan to survive, they plan to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America. The next step: produce a vaccine. But to do that, forces led by Smith's terrifyingly precocious daughters, Sophia and Faith, must venture into a sea of infected to obtain and secure the needed materials"--Provided by publisher.

When the prison ship Perdition is taken over by mercenaries with orders to execute the prisoners, Dresdemona "Dred" Devos leads a ragtag army of inmates into a bloody war to make sure the mercenaries do not complete their mission.

When holographic master criminal Professor James Moriarty seeks to manipulate him into finding an android body for him to permanently inhabit, Data tries to outwit his nemesis before he decides to take over Data's own body.

"Princess Orlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady--and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan, who has been pursued to America by a conquering army from Asia. To combat their mutual foe, Orlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House. But dreams have revealed that the road to Kusanagi lies through the meganecropolis of the City of Angels, the greatest and most perilous of the dead cities...and beyond it, to a castle in the fearful Valley of Death. And their relentless enemy will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding. For across the Pacific, the great arc of land that stretches from the dark kingdom of Korea to the realm of Capricornia in Australia is threatened by war. Now all the survivors of the Change must choose sides.... "-- Provided by publisher.

After his arrival on Earth from his home on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith becomes the founder and pastor of a new religious cult.

"Henry Vicker's job is to keep clients safe from the dinosaurs they're hunting. That's the easy part. The hard part is to keep the clients safe from themselves and each other. Men with enough money to go into the past to hunt the largest land animals are powerful and self-willed. Some make and effort to act like decent human beings but more are selfish, stupid, sadistic--or all three together. The few woman are likely to be worse. And when Vickers starts questioning the morality of certain decisions, things get really dangerous"-- Provided by publisher.