By Samuel R. Delany
In the far future, after human civilization has spread through the galaxy, communications begin to arrive in an apparently alien language. They appear to threaten invasion, but in order to counter the threat, the messages must first be understood.Joint winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1966
Babes in the Darkling Wood
By H.G. Wells
Stella has the world at her feet - good looks, brains, and a place at Cambridge University. Together with her admirer Gemini, she becomes interested in the work and mind of a psycho-therapist with exciting new ideas. However, when tragedy encroaches on their lives they soon come to realise that intellectualism brings little comfort or solace. Babes in the Darkling Wood is a powerful tale of fluctuating fortunes that presents an interesting dialogue of contemporary developments in psychoanalytical theory.
Baby and Toddler Foods
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle provides delicious recipes and all of the information on weaning, nutrition and allergies that you need to give your baby a happy, healthy start in life.A comprehensive guide from bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle, including:- How to prepare well-balanced children's meals- Advice on weaning and first foods- Menus to suit toddler and family- Time-saving recipes - The latest nutritional guidelines - Information on common childhood allergies
The Baby Detective
By Sarah Norris
The only parenting book that offers a unique, step-by-step guide to enable parents to solve baby care problems for themselves.The Baby Detective is the only book of the parenting genre to develop a unique, step-by-step investigative process that will enable parents to solve their own baby care problems. It puts them firmly back in the driving seat, giving them the tools to do away with sometimes conflicting and confusing expert advice, and to face parenting challenges using their own intuition. Drawing on case studies of Sarah's previous clients, the book is based around her unique principle of AIM, in which parents are guided through the process of Assessing a problematic situation, Investigating the possible causes and Modifying behaviour in order to resolve it. It provides insight in to how and why environment, biology and personality interact to affect your baby, as well as suggesting numerous tips and strategies for remedying problems.
Baby is Three
By Theodore Sturgeon
Baby Is Three is the sixth volume in the series devoted to the complete works of one of science fiction's titans. Like others in the series, this one includes extensive notes and background information on each story by editor Paul Williams. The early 1950s, during which this material was written, was the beginning of Sturgeon's greatest creative period. The title story for this collection was later expanded into the International Fantasy Award winning novel More Than Human. Sturgeon's whimsical, sardonic sense of humor lifts his work out of the mundane realm of genre science fiction. This wide-ranging collection shows precisely why he has been cited as a primary influence by authors as varied as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Carl Sagan.
By Emily Giffin
They are the perfect couple - until he wants a child, and she doesn't ...Ever since their first date, when they discovered neither of them wanted children, Claudia and Ben's relationship seemed destined to succeed. They envisaged a life filled with freedom, possibility and exploration and their married life starts out exactly that way. But things don't always stay the same. When Ben's best friend and his wife announce they are having a baby, suddenly Ben changes his mind. He realises he does want children after all.But Claudia hasn't changed - and now she finds herself facing the most difficult decision of her life...
By Jason Davis
Fronting up at a lab with a jar of your DNA under your arm is no one's idea of a good time. But getting intimate with a yellow-lidded plastic jar is just one of the things a man's gotta do when the doctor thinks his swimmers might be sluggish. Jason Davis always thought that he and his wife, Liz, were going to have kids. All she had to do was go off the Pill and they'd be knee-deep in ankle-biters in no time, right? After all, they were fit and healthy, had a good marriage, good jobs, and lived in baby-stroller central. How hard could it be? After trying fruitlessly for almost a year, countless visits to GPs and specialists, and a battery of tests revealed that kids were 'probably never going to happen'. IVF was the next step. But what perils lurk behind that innocent little acronym?Baby Steps is a funny, heart-warming and unflinchingly honest story of expectations and frustrations, pain and joy, hopes and fears. And all the things two crazy kids will do to bring a third into the world.
By Camilla Ceder
'A woman's take on Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander' THE TIMES. The rising star of Scandicrime returns with a stunning tale of jealousy and greed, starring Inspector Christian Tell.Inspector Christian Tell and his team are called to the scene of a double murder. University lecturer Anne-Marie Karpov lies dead in her home, alongside her student and lover, Henrik. The crime appears straightforward: Henrik's girlfriend Rebecca, a woman in therapy for her violent jealousy, had been spotted outside Karpov's flat, and her fingerprints are found on the door. But shortly afterwards, when Rebecca's flat is burgled in a seemingly unconnected attack, Tell begins to wonder whether she might be the victim in a larger game. It emerges that items on the Red List - artefacts raided from Iraqi museums - were found among Henrik's possessions. As the truth behind Anne-Marie and Henrik's past begins to emerge, the dead woman's ex-husband, Danish gangsters and Turkish black marketeers all come into the frame. Tell must unravel a web of hidden motives that spans continents, all the while trying to salvage his stormy relationship with Seja.
Bachelors Get Lonely
By Erle Stanley Gardner
Two incidents involving a Peeping Tom are reported from the Swim and Tan Motel to the detective agency belonging to Donald Lam and Bertha Cool. Bertha, meanwhile, has warned Donald to steer clear of the dangerous jobs and stick to aiding solid, sane citizens like Montrose L. Carson. And all Carson wants is the name of the informer in his office who is passing on confidential material to a business rival, Herbert Dowling.But when Dowling is murdered at the Swim and Tan Motel, it looks as though Bertha has picked the wrong client, and Donald the right girl when he chooses a lively bait to catch the Peeping Tom ... and the murderer.
By Jeff Dawson
The full story of England and the 1970 World Cup.Mexico, the summer of 1970: Pelé, Brazil 4 Italy 1 in the Final, Gordon Banks' save against Brazil, Bobby Moore and the Bogotá bracelet, Bobby Charlton's substitution, televised match action (in colour), the single 'Back Home', the Esso coin collection . . . all these and more, the familiar and the not-so-well-known, feature in Jeff Dawson's account of the 1970 World Cup, the sexiest World Cup of all time. Using interviews with players involved and personal childhood recollections, and having studied hours of videotape, Jeff Dawson pieces together the events of Mexico 70, inviting the reader to 'taste the Brooke Bond, smell the B & H and feel what it was like that English summer, switching on GOOD MORNING MEXICO with Frank Bough - and also to remember what it was like when England had a decent international side.
Back of Town Blues
By D.G. Compton
Alec Duncan, King of Swing, it says on the billboard outside Tony's. a black man playing a white piano; just what you need to tart up a dodgy Liverpool nightspot. Forty quid a session, plus tips - about all a black Scots ex-copper with nimble fingers and a record of violence on the job can hope for.But now, with Trevor Bladon, his girlfriend's killer, safely banged up for the rest of his natural, it's time for Alex to put it all behind him. Get on with his life. But first he needs to go and sort out a couple of things with Trevor in his cell. He's not sure exactly why, but he goes anyway. And it's not a good idea - he ends up prime suspect in another murder . . .
By Harlan Coben
The search for a missing boy gives Myron Bolitar far more than he bargained for...From the bestselling author of SIX YEARS.The boy was born and raised on the Main Line. But he vanished on Philadelphia's mean streets - last seen in a down-town cheater's hotel. For sports agent Myron Bolitar, his client, superstar Linda Coldren, comes first, and that means unravelling the mystery of her son's kidnapping. But when Myron goes after the missing boy, he crashes through a crowd of low-lifes, blue bloods and liars on both sides of the social divide. And when family skeletons start coming out of the closet, Myron is about to find out how deadly life can get...
Back to the Stone Age
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies another world-a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive. Lieutenant von Horst, member of an exploring expedition, was left behind in this lost land of Pellucidar. BACK TO THE STONE AGE is the thrilling story of his perilous adventures, along with the cavegirl he loved, in that primitive unknown world.
Back to the Time Trap
By Keith Laumer
A Wall Street trader leaves the bulls and bears - and comes face-to-face with hungrier dinosaurs. A Roaring '20s gangster gets roughed up - by real cavemen. A pioneer hitches up his covered wagon on the Oregon Trail - and winds up in a modern shopping mall. And Roger Tyson, who thought the space-time continuum had finally settled down to normal, is flung helplessly from the distant past to the far future, and back again.Superbeings from the end of time are struggling for control of the universe with aliens from another galaxy. And if a few random humans get caught in one of their time gates, they don't much care. So Roger and his friends find themselves facing everyone from the cast of the original Mutiny on the Bounty to real pirates of the Spanish Main in a wild quest to their own time and bring everything back to insanity as usual...
By Alan Clark
Alan Clark's passion for cars - that he bought, drove and wrote about over 50 yearsAlan Clark was passionate about cars from an early age. He bought his first car - a secondhand 6.5 litre Bentley - while still a schoolboy at Eton and without a driving licence. By the time he was 24 he had been banned from driving three times, not only for speeding but in one instance for driving an open Buick Roadster with a girl on his lap. He dealt in 'classic' and vintage cars and soon built up an impressive stable of his own. One of his first published pieces of journalism appeared in the US magazine, Road and Track, for which he was briefly UK correspondent. BACK FIRE, the title of a column he wrote in Thoroughbred and Classic Cars magazine, ran for three years until his death in September 1999. Alan Clark's elder son, James Clark - who has inherited his father's motoring enthusiasms - provides a Prologue; Alan Clark's widow Jane writes a moving Afterword.
By Edward Smithies
When we remember the Second World War in the air, we think of fighter pilots and bomber crews. But what was it like for the men and women working as ground crew and in the aircraft factories who also played a crucial role in defeating Hitler? What was it like making history? What sense did these individuals have of what they were doing, either at the time or later? Did they feel they were caught up in the tide of great events? Or were they simply doing their demanding and often dangerous duty?
Backs to the Wall
By G.D. Mitchell
'In that hour was born in me a fear that lasted throughout the whole winter. It was the dread of dying in the mud, going down in that stinking morass and though dead being conscious throughout the ages. Waves of fear at times threatened to overwhelm me... a little weakness, a little slackening of control at times and I might have gone over the borderline.In the light of the sun, on firm ground, I could laugh at fate. But where the churned mud half hid and half revealed bodies, where dead hands reached out of the morass, seeming to implore aid - there I had to hold tight.'In this gripping account, George Deane Mitchell relives the horror and the humour of being an Australian soldier on the Western Front in World War I. Backs to the Wall by was originally published in 1937. This new edition - with commentary by Robert Macklin, author of Jacka VC - will allow a new generation of readers to fall under the spell of this forgotten Australian classic.
The Backward Boy
By Kenneth Cameron
Can Denton clear a wronged man's name?Denton has reluctantly taken on a new client - a woman whose husband is the chief suspect in a murder investigation. But why is the woman so keen for Denton's help? If the police don't have enough evidence to charge Arthur Snokes with the murder of Bella Wilcox, then what exactly can Denton contribute?As he becomes involved in the unhappy affairs of the Snokes family, Denton discovers a darker and more intriguing mystery. The story of a musical prodigy, a childhood tragedy and a young boy whose imagination holds the key to a series of killings.Don't miss the other books in the gripping Denton Mystery Series: 1. The Frightened Man 2. The Bohemian Girl 3. The Second Woman 4. The Haunted Martyr 5. The Backward Boy 6. The Past Master 7. The Oxford FellowIf you're looking for a gripping historical crime series look no further than the Denton Murder Mysteries. Perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton's Edwardian Murder Mysteries and Oscar de Muriel's Frey & McGray series.
Bad Boy Brawly Brown
By Walter Mosley
An Easy Rawlins Mystery - from Bill Clinton's favourite novelist.The year is 1964, and though Easy seems settled into honest work as a Los Angeles custodian, he's having other problems - notably, his adopted son's wish to quit school, and lingering remorse over the death (in A LITTLE YELLOW DOG) of his homicidal crony, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander. Yet he remains willing to do "favors" for folks in need. So, when Alva Torres comes to him, worried that her son, Brawly Brown, will get into trouble running with black revolutionaries, Easy agrees to find the young man and "somehow ... get him back home." His first day on the job, however, Rawlins stumbles across Alva's ex-husband - murdered - and he's soon dodging police, trying to connect a black activist's demise to a weapons cache, and exposing years of betrayal that have made Brawly an ideal pawn in disastrous plans.
By Linwood Barclay
Zack Walker Mystery #2Much to his family's relief, stay-at-home writer Zack Walker finally gets a job outside of the house. Surely, becoming a journalist will keep his overactive imagination in check . . . Now in full-time employment, Zack's protective instincts must work over-time to keep his kids safe from dangers real and imagined.But while writing his feature article, Zack stumbles into the centre of a web of murder and deceit. What seems like a tragic accidental hit-and-run may actually be a far darker crime. And Zack will find himself in the dark about who the good guys are, what the bad guys want, and what he's started to uncover . . .The unlikely detective Zack Walker returns in this mystery thriller from the dark and witty mind of bestselling author Linwood Barclay. This is the first time that Linwood's debut series is available in the UK.