Starter Villain

Download or Read eBook Starter Villain PDF written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2023-09-19 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Starter Villain

Book Synopsis Starter Villain by : John Scalzi

Now a New York Times bestseller! Inheriting your uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who's running the place. Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan. Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie. But becoming a supervillain isn't all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they're coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a stand-up, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital. It's up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyper-intelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good. In a dog-eat-dog world...be a cat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher – Tor Books
  • Total Pages – 216
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780765389237
  • ISBN-13 – 0765389231

Starter Villain

Download or Read eBook Starter Villain PDF written by John Scalzi and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2023-09-21 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Starter Villain

Book Synopsis Starter Villain by : John Scalzi

Locus and Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi brings us a turbo-charged tale of a family business with a difference - as Charlie discovers when he inherits it. This one comes with a hidden headquarters, minions, talking cats and James Bond-like supervillain rivals. 'Starter Villain establishes Scalzi as SF's leading humourist' - SFX Warning: supervillain in training. Risk of world domination. Inheriting his late uncle’s business proves complicated. It’s also way more dangerous than Charlie could ever have imagined. Because his uncle had kept his supervillain status a secret – until now. Divorced and emotionally dependent on his cat, Charlie wasn’t loving life. Although they weren’t close, news of his Uncle Jake's death didn’t help. And that was before Jake’s rivals (seriously vengeful ones) ambushed his funeral. Now Charlie must decide if he should stay stuck in his rut, or step up to take on the business, the enemies, the minions, the hidden volcano lair . . . Even harder to get used to are the sentient, language-using, computer-savvy cats – and the fact that in the organization’s hierarchy, they’re management. If Charlie does say yes, this lifeline could become a death wish. Because there’s much more to being an Evil Mastermind than he suspected. Yet could this also, finally, be his chance to shine? Praise for John Scalzi: ‘Hugely enjoyable, intelligent and good-humoured fun’ - The Guardian ‘Sheer geeky pleasure from start to finish’ - Financial Times ‘An escapist delight’ - The Times

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  • Publisher – Pan Macmillan
  • Total Pages – 261
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781509835430
  • ISBN-13 – 1509835431

Head On

Download or Read eBook Head On PDF written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Head On

Book Synopsis Head On by : John Scalzi

"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty—most of them in someone else's body." —USA Today John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports. Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth—and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher – Tor Books
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780765388926
  • ISBN-13 – 0765388928

The Kaiju Preservation Society

Download or Read eBook The Kaiju Preservation Society PDF written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Kaiju Preservation Society

Book Synopsis The Kaiju Preservation Society by : John Scalzi

The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi's first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy. When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on. What Tom doesn't tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm, human-free world. They're the universe's largest and most dangerous panda and they're in trouble. It's not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who have found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher – Tor Books
  • Total Pages – 226
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780765389138
  • ISBN-13 – 0765389134

The Lock In Series

Download or Read eBook The Lock In Series PDF written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2019-02-12 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Lock In Series

Book Synopsis The Lock In Series by : John Scalzi

This discounted ebundle of the Lock In Series: includes: Lock In, Head On, Unlocked "This is the kind of thriller that Michael Crichton, Lincoln Child, and James Rollins do so well. Add John Scalzi to that list." --Douglas Preston A blazingly inventive near-future thriller series from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent -- and nearly five million souls in the United States alone -- the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher – Tor Books
  • Total Pages – 784
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781250237965
  • ISBN-13 – 1250237963