Le plus grand mystère de tous les temps : les origines de l'homme... En Antarctique, des chercheurs ont mis au jour, enfouie dans la glace, une mystérieuse structure vieille de plusieurs milliers d'années. À l'intérieur, l'équipe fait une découverte qui va radicalement changer l'histoire de l'homme – mais qui pourrait également déclencher son extinction... Scientifique émérite, Kate Warner est venue s'installer à Jakarta, en Indonésie, pour fuir son passé. Si se lancer à corps perdu dans ses recherches ne lui a pas permis de surmonter le traumatisme qu'elle a vécu, son acharnement l'a en revanche menée à une avancée fondamentale : un traitement pour l'autisme. Or l'aboutissement de ses travaux va s'avérer infiniment plus dangereux que ce qu'elle pouvait imaginer... Le jour où deux enfants sont enlevés dans sa clinique, Kate est entraînée malgré elle dans un complot mondial aux conséquences imprévisibles. Convaincus que ces progrès permettront d'accéder à l'étape suivante de l'évolution de l'homme, quitte à éradiquer la quasi-totalité de la race humaine, les membres d'une société secrète sont prêts à tout pour voler les secrets de Kate. La course pour s'emparer du gène Atlantis est lancée. Publié en 2013, Le Gène Atlantis est devenu un phénomène mondial, en tête des classements des meilleures ventes de livres aux États-Unis et dans le monde entier. Mêlant science, histoire et suspense, ce thriller trépidant ravira les amateurs de Michael Crichton, Dan Brown ou James Rollins. Traduit dans une vingtaine de langues et vendu à plus de trois millions d'exemplaires, Le Gène Atlantis est également un bestseller en Allemagne, en Italie, en Russie, à Taiwan ou encore au Japon. « La rencontre de Dan Brown et de Michael Crichton. » The Guardian sur Pandemic « Bien construit, doté d'une mécanique digne d'une montre suisse, un roman plein d'action, une intrigue captivante, et bien sûr des engrenages à n'en plus finir. » Diana Gabaldon, auteure de la série Outlander, sur Departure « Riddle reste au plus près de ses personnages en plus de faire la part belle aux merveilles de la technologie. » Publishers Weekly sur Departure
THE BATTLE TO SAVE HUMANITY HAS BEGUN. Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried deep within an iceberg. Entombed for thousands of years, it can't possibly be man-made. But a secretive and ruthless cabal think they know what it is... and what it means. The Immari have spent millennia preparing for the return of humanity's ancient enemy. Faced with an extinction-level threat, they believe mankind's only chance of survival will mean sacrificing 99.9% of the planet's population. It's a price the Immari are prepared to pay. Geneticist Kate Warner and intelligence agent David Vale may have a chance to avert the looming catastrophe, but only if they can decode the secrets of the Atlantis Gene and unlock the truth about humanity's origins.
"...reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton." - The Guardian Review of PANDEMIC published June 8, 2018 From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author with OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD, comes a novel that will change everything you think you know about pandemics. And may just save your life.
Un fléau oublié surgit du passé... et cette fois, l'humanité pourrait en être à jamais transformée. La course contre la montre pour enrayer le fléau Atlantis est lancée. Découvrez le nouveau thriller haletant de l'auteur du Gène Atlantis, phénomène mondial traduit dans une vingtaine de langues et vendu à plusieurs millions d'exemplaires. À Marbella, en Espagne, la généticienne Kate Warner met au jour une réalité terrifiante : la race humaine pourrait être au bord de l'extinction, alors qu'une pandémie sans précédent déferle sur le globe. Les survivants voient leur génome transformé. Certains évoluent rapidement. Les autres régressent inexorablement. Les pays industrialisés proposent un médicament miracle – Orchidée – distribué dans les camps de réfugiés, mais qui traite les symptômes sans soigner le mal. La firme Immari International quant à elle entrevoit un monde dominé par les survivants génétiquement supérieurs : une nouvelle race humaine. Avec pour enjeu le contrôle de la population, le bras de fer entre les Immari et l'Alliance Orchidée bascule dans le conflit ouvert. L'humanité n'a plus qu'un seul espoir : trouver un remède au fléau Atlantis avant qu'il ne soit trop tard... Kate Warner se lance alors dans un périple à travers les champs de ruine de l'Europe et de l'Afrique, mais ce sont ses recherches sur le passé qui vont la mener à une stupéfiante découverte. L'histoire de l'évolution humaine n'est pas ce qu'elle semble être, et rétablir l'équilibre pourrait bien exiger d'elle un sacrifice impossible... « Un récit bourré d'action à la Da Vinci Code, mêlant révélations historiques, sociétés secrètes et une intrigue haletante autour du globe. » - MTV.com (sur Le Gène Atlantis)
In 2003, the first human genome was sequenced. But the secrets it held were never revealed. The truth was discovered thirty years ago, almost by accident. Dr. Paul Kraus had spent his entire career searching for what he called humanity's lost tribes -- human ancestors who had gone extinct. When Kraus compared the DNA samples of the lost tribes with our own, he found a pattern of changes: a code. At the time, the technology didn't exist to unravel what it meant. To protect the secret, Kraus hid his work and disappeared. Now the technology exists to finally understand the mysterious code buried in the human genome, but finding the pieces of Kraus's research is omre dangerous than anyone imagined.
70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how. Now the next stage of human evolution is beginning. Will we survive this time? Geneticist Kate Warner and counter-terrorism agent David Vale have prevented a fierce plague from wiping out humanity - but the struggle to survive is far from over. The Atlantis World stretches deep into space and time, harbouring an enemy greater than anyone had imagined. Now Kate and David must race through galaxies, past space stations, and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour. This is the blockbusting final instalment in the Origin Mysteries.
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EXTINCTION BECKONS. A pandemic unlike any before it is sweeping the globe. Nearly a billion people are already dead - and those the Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. As chaos engulfs the world, the Immari emerge. A clandestine cabal that has spent millennia planning for this moment, the Immari want the Plague to run its course, envisioning a world populated by genetically superior survivors - survivors they can control for their own purposes... With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, geneticist Kate Warner searches for a cure to the Plague. Her journey takes her across the new wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go...
An utterly gripping thriller perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton and Stephen King. The Anomaly will leave you breathless until the final page has been turned . . . THEY SOUGHT THE TRUTH. THEY FOUND A NIGHTMARE A team of explorers seek ancient treasures, hidden in a secret cave. At first it seems they will return empty handed. Then their luck turns. But the team's elation is short-lived as they become trapped there in the dark, with little possibility of escape. Then events take an even more terrifying turn. For not all secrets are meant to be found . . . 'Gripping, exciting, page-turning fun. I suspect Michael Crichton would have been happy to put his name to it' John Connolly 'Crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. Sharp dialogue, a dizzying central plot, and a real sense of dread throughout, I couldn't sleep until I'd finished reading, and then I couldn't sleep just thinking about it. I loved it' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES 'Brilliant. Thrilling, tense, dark, funny. Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones' C. J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN 'Smart, scary and beautifully written - a thriller filled equally with shivers and real heart. I absolutely loved it' Steve Mosby 'This is my kind of book. The suspense mounts slowly... slowly... Then the horror lingers for a long, long time' R. L. Stine 'Strap in for a break-neck, claustrophobic ride - The Anomaly is dark and deadly' James Swallow 'If you enjoy being scared witless, this is the book for you. A deftly written thriller that will give you second thoughts about turning out the lights' David Jackson 'A taut, take-no-prisoners thriller, lean and fast as an express train. Make no mistake: The Anomaly is the real deal' Lincoln Child, Number 1 New York Times Bestseller 'I LOVED The Anomaly. The most exciting, unputdownable book I've read in a long time' Mark Edwards 'Brilliant. A thrilling, horrifying, gripping page turner that you want to race through but at the same time don't want to end because you're enjoying it so much. Like Michael Crichton had written The Descent' Martyn Waites 'Michael Crichton meets Stephen King' is what was promised - and boy, does it deliver' Simon Lelic, author of RUPTURE and THE HOUSE
Stargate: Atlantis is back with brand new comic book adventures that pick up right where the acclaimed TV series left off! Comic art legend Greg LaRocque (Flash: The Return of Barry Allen, Web of Spider-Man) and newcomer Scottie Watson join the writing team of Mark L. Haynes & J.C. Vaughn (24, Stargate Universe) to deliver the powerful and long-awaited new tales of John Sheppard, Teyla, Ronon, Rodney McKay and the rest of the beloved characters. After Atlantis is stranded on Earth following the events in the series' cliffhanger ending, what surprising danger threatens them and our whole planet? And while they're on Earth, what new menace enters the scene in the Pegasus galaxy? All will be revealed in this exciting new collection of American Mythology's first two story arcs, StargateAtlantis: Back To Pegasus and Stargate Atlantis: Gateways, the comics that made one review say, "As far as television franchises continuing on in comic books I think this one is definitely the most authentic to the series."
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.” This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger. Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.
One terrifying summer can stay with you forever. It's the summer before high school and Jacob and his friends are determined to make it a memorable one. This may be the last couple of months they have together; once school starts, they'll be going their separate ways. Ichiro's family is moving to Japan. And while Jacob and the twins, Hayden and Hannah, are staying behind in Valeton, they'll be going to different high schools. When they discover an old abandoned home on a remote island of their Muskoka community, things suddenly take an unexpected turn. The kids find themselves inexplicably drawn to the house that had once been a sanatorium for children with tuberculosis and learn that it has some haunting secrets to hide.
Lost in a strange land where everything is gray, Alvin must find the true color thieves to save the princesses and restore the color to the kingdom. DESCRIPTION Floating into the air with an enormous gum bubble, Alvin lands in a strange world where everything is gray. The trees, the flowers, the dirt, the sky, the animals, and even the people are all missing their color. Confronted with the mystery of the missing color, Alvin teams up with some unexpected friends to battle man-eating plants, outsmart the bumbling Crimson Guards, cross the Sugar Desert, overcome the two-headed dragon, and find the color-stealing goblins to restore color to the kingdom. A lover of whimsical adventures for children of all ages, author Benjamin Ellefson studied storytelling at the University of Southern California. Now with four daughters who love to hear his stories, he focuses his writing on modern fairy tales that are fun for kids and thought provoking for adults.
Surrogacy is heavily promoted by the stagnating IVF industry which seeks new markets for women over 40, and gay men who believe they have a 'right' to their own children and 'family foundation'. Pro-surrogacy groups in rich countries such as Australia and Western Europe lobby for the shift to commercial surrogacy. Their capitalist neo-liberal argument is that a well-regulated fertility industry would avoid the exploitative practices of poor countries. Central to the project of transnational surrogacy is the ideology that legalized commercial surrogacy is a legitimate means to provide infertile couples and gay men with children who share all or part of their genes. Women, without whose bodies this project is not possible are reduced to incubators, to ovens, to suitcases.
Evil remembers... Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a snow-swept marina. Hampstead Heath, London. The body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea's. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In the midst of the hell of the Holocaust, Erich Hebner will do anything to see himself as a human again. Are the two murders the work of a serial killer, and how are they connected to shocking events at Buchenwald? Emily Roy, a profiler on loan to Scotland Yard from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, joins up with Linnea's friend, French true-crime writer Alexis Castells, to investigate the puzzling case. They travel between Sweden and London, and then deep into the past, as a startling and terrifying connection comes to light. Plumbing the darkness and the horrific evidence of the nature of evil, Block 46 is a multi-layered, sweeping and evocative thriller that heralds a stunning new voice in French Noir. 'A bold and intelligent read' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'Compelling' Women's Own 'Dark, oppressive and bloody but it's also thought-provoking, compelling and very moving' Metro 'A bold and audacious debut from a very talented writer. Heralds the beginning of a thrilling new series' R J Ellory 'A real page-turner, I loved it' Martina Cole 'A great serial-killer thriller with a nice twist ... first rate' James Oswald 'Cleverly plotted, simply excellent' Ragnar Jónasson
THE #1 AMAZON HORROR BESTSELLER! "THE STONE MAN is a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can."-Ain't It Cool News Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. Even so, for two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer, the appearance in his city of a man made of moving stone meant the scoop of a lifetime. He would soon learn that The Stone Man was much more - and much worse - than that. This is Andy's account of everything that came afterwards, and the people that were lost along the way; of the terrible price that he, and the rest of his country, had to pay.The destruction. The visions. The dying. PRAISE FOR 'THE STONE MAN': "Once again believable characters and a mind blowing story, and when Luke Smitherd is recognised as the great writer he is he is bound to be compared to the likes of James Herbert and Stephen King."-Scrooby1, Amazon UK Review "Tremendous. I was looking for something completely original and different, this nailed it spot on. Highly recommended."-Neil Novita, Amazon USA Review "I have owned a Kindle for about 2 years and downloaded some excellent books for very little cost but Luke Smitherd's works beat the lot"-Silversmith, Amazon UK Review "This ebook was fantastic and totally different from any other sci-fi thriller I've ever read...I kept thinking 'What if...what if...'-Carl Law, Amazon US Review "It was one of those books where you tell yourself you will read just one more page, then look at the clock and realise that it's 2 hours later , I would thoroughly recommend it"-Elaine Hosegood, Amazon UK Review "As soon as I started reading I was completely sucked in, which very rarely happens for me. I couldn't wait to get home and read it each night. I laughed. I cried. I did actual real life gasps of horror."-Katie, Amazon UK Review "Fantastically written characters who make you care about them right from the off, an unfathomable villain who defies all understanding and a supporting cast that flesh out the story beautifully."-Andy Pettifer, Goodreads Review "I spend a lot of time trawling through the kindle book store looking for cheap books, relying on reviews to make my purchases. I have come across some less than average books using this method, but also some real gems. This book definitely falls into the latter category. It had me gripped from page one right through to the Alternative Ending Synopsis at the end. The other reviews leave me little to say other than thanks Luke."-Steve Sut, Amazon UK Review "So good the first thing I did after I put it down was to download his other two books."-Miss H. L. Smith, Amazon UK Review "This book starts with a bang and doesn't let up. I read this in two sittings. Recommended."-Dickydavis, Goodreads review "A very enjoyable read and cracking value at the price.Do not be put off by Science Fiction or Horror in the title if they are not your bag, this is an inteligent and thought provoking read. Highly recommended."-Dave Osborn, Amazon UK Review "I literally found this hard to stop reading,I wanted to know the answers.I have been around a good while so have read all of Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury etc. and I would genuinely put this author in the same class as these class acts."-K Murphy, Amazon UK Review "...so my 5-star review? That's five stars in comparison to REAL books; not just the stuff you'll find self-published on Kindle. The Stone Man is the sort of book that, if I'd splashed ten quid on in an airport or train station, bookstore, I'd have considered it money well-spent." Militant Ginger, Amazon USA Review A full-length novel. 140,000 words. FROM THE AUTHOR OF 'THE PHYSICS OF THE DEAD' AND 'THE BLACK ROOM' SERIES, ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE KINDLE STORE.
It's all-out action, Jones-style, when a mysterious stranger shows up at Barnett College with an ancient artifact that may be the key to a lost civilization. Toss in a beautiful psychic, a few overzealous Nazis, hang the fate of the world in the balance, and you've got yourself certain adventure. Full-color throughout. Graphic novel format.
Analyzes how the young people born in the mid-1990s and later significantly differ from those of previous generations, examining how social media and texting may be behind today's unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Three short novels by some of science fiction's greatest writers - Ursula K. Le Guin, James Tiptree, Jr., and Gene Wolfe, edited by Robert Silverberg. The New Atlantis, by Ursula K. Le Guin: In a dark near-future, global warming and a ruined ecology is causing the continents to sink into the oceans just as the towers of Atlantis re-emerge above the sea. Locus award winner and Hugo finalist. Silhouette, by Gene Wolfe, and A Momentary Taste of Being, by James Tiptree, Jr., present two different masterpieces on a similar theme: A deep-space colony exploration ship approaches their target planet, where they must investigate whether or not it's hospitable enough to signal Earth to send more colonists. Things are not as they seem... Nebula / Locus award finalist stories. Three of science fiction's most gifted writers-winners of Hugos, Nebulas, and a National Book Award-unleash their imaginations to present startling glimpses of humanity's future on Earth and in space. Blended into that future are age-old mysteries of the human psyche, mythicized fragments of the past, and the eternal question of biological purpose. In "Silhouette" Gene Wolfe creates a self-contained world, an immense starship on a multi-generational mission to assure continuation of the race by colonizing the stars. It is a world, devised and constructed through man's technical genius, that comes to be threatened by the primitive superstitions and petty jealousies carried into space by the very technicians who serve in science's most ambitious project. The salvation of the mission and of the hundreds of lives bound to it comes to depend on a curious interplay of technology and occult human abilities. Ursula Le Guin remains earthbound, but on a "brave, new world" where a bureaucratic tyranny proves less and less able to cope with supplying the needs of a burgeoning population. A subtle irony pervades her story, "The New Atlantis." Even as government strives to assure permanence of control, geologic upheavals awaken a haunting racial memory of antediluvian civilizations and grandeur long buried beneath the seas. James Tiptree, Jr., confronts a disciplined space crew with humanity's first encounter with a wholly alien life form. Here again the survival of the human race depends on successful location of a new planet where mankind can establish its society with renewed vigor. But out of the questions of how to survive any threat that may be posed by an unknown life form arises a more central question: Is it intended that humanity survive?
This book provides a new synthesis of the published research on the Quaternary of Ireland. It reviews a number of significant advances in the last three decades on the understanding of the pattern and chronology of the Irish Quaternary glacial, interglacial, floristic and occupation records. Those utilising the latest technology have enabled significant advances in geochronology using accelerated mass spectrometry, cosmogenic nuclide extraction and optically stimulated luminescence amongst others. This has been commensurate with high-resolution geomorphological mapping of the Irish land surface and continental shelf using a wide range of remote sensing techniques including MBES and LIDAR. Thus the time is ideal for a state of the art publication, which provides a series of authoritative reviews of the Irish Quaternary incorporating these most recent advances.