When Nickie receives a plea for help she does what any young rebel on a sabbatical would do.She Ignores it. Little does she know quite who and what happen to follow the message. One volcanic labyrinth, a rock monster, and a hike with a new team later she finds herself on a new mission of her own. And this time, she has no idea what’s in store for her. Meanwhile her Aunt Tabitha’s diary tells the tales of escapades that serve as lessons and warnings about allowing ones’ preconceptions to flavor Tabitha’s assumptions.For Hirotoshi and Ryu, it’s a full time job to keep Ranger 2 on the straight and narrow while not rounding up the one alien Tabitha is absolutely positive is responsible.Plus, there are fights. Because, with Tabitha around, there are always fights. Join Nickie, and The Kurtherian Gambit’s original Ranger 2, Tabitha, on a rip-roaring, brawling adventure to save the frontier from slavery, shenanigans and the ‘Skaine’ of the universe.
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 09/05/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 230 pages
The Bitch is back, and she means business.Two hundred years ago an alien race altered the course of the galaxy’s history. Just not in the way they intended.** AMAZON Top 100 Best Selling Author **Bethany Anne Nacht has denied the Kurtherians at every turn. After two centuries of war the Kurtherians have gone into hiding, and so has the Queen Bitch. Life around High Tortuga is about to get very interesting.Bethany Anne and Michael have adjusted to family life. She and her husband have two children to protect and raise, not an easy task when your children are…gifted. Her plan to protect her children from harm is coming to fruition. However, she didn’t count on their father…Away from home, the game begins again when a scout ship runs into trouble, and a mysterious new enemy threatens the stability of the nascent Federation.The Endgame is underway.---NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 08/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Advait Marathe is currently a high school student at Mission San Jose High School. Robotics has been his greatest passion since seventh grade but he is also passionate about karate, computer science, and educational community service. He has participated and won countless FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) tournaments and wanted to share the experience he has gained to help all of you excel in your competition. A little more about him, Advait has created robotics curriculum for classes all around the San Francisco Bay Area. He has coached over 100 students and has had over 3 years of experience in teaching robotics to K-8 students. Many of his students have went on to form teams, have won competitions, and have even developed a passion for robotics.This book is unique in the fact that it is the only book that shows you exactly how to build competition robots from scratch with design recommendations from winning teams. There are comprehensive instruction manuals included to help you create modular robots (Basebot and attachments). In addition to excellent design tips this book helps you learn how to create your own advanced programs using Myblocks and algorithms. Thirdly, this book is a holistic guide to all three aspects of the FLL Competition (Robot Game, Project, and Core Values). Finally, the last portion of the book provides a brief introduction to the FTC competition. Have Fun Building and Programming Robots for FLL and FTC covers everything from building your first robot to everything you may encounter on competition day.Robot Game:You will learn about how to build and program winning robots through sturdy robot design and advanced programming. This book provides the instructions and concepts needed to build two sophisticated robots that are tournament ready. In addition, you will also learn about how to create your own program blocks, use sensors to their fullest capabilities, and create attachments to accomplish multiple missions. Finally, you will learn winning game strategy and how to create your own strategy based on points, difficulty, and variability.Project:You will learn how to effectively come up with a project solution, present to judges, and share your solution with others. This book also includes helpful tips and a list of practice questions that judges might ask for the competitionCore Values:You will learn about team bonding exercises that help strengthen teams, and how judges look for Core Values. This book also provides helpful tips and practice questions that judges might ask for the Core Value sessions.
Publication date: 09/12/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 327 pages
One of the most gripping and original sci-fi series of recent years, The Silent Earth is a breathtaking glimpse into a terrifying future.The Earth is in ruins. Cities and nations destroyed. Those who survive the onslaught succumb to the cold blackness of winter. A handful of machines finally emerge into the light, lost and directionless. They are the last remnants of civilisation.Brant is a synthetic - a machine who has the appearance and emotions of the humans who made him. He is hunted across the wasteland by cruel scavengers known as Marauders who are intent on cannibalising his body to prolong their own lives.Brant carries a great burden as he tries to return home: a secret that can change the world. Against the unforgiving desert, the twisted denizens of this new world and his own dark past he needs to find a way back at any cost.
Publication date: 10/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1094 pages
An alien race attacked her people… they wanted her world. Now, payback is coming after them.And she’s a bitch in every sense of the word.** AMAZON Top 100 Best Selling Author **Bethany Anne Nacht was changed on Earth almost two hundred years in the past.The Kurtherians engage in the cosmic great game, where whole worlds are torn asunder in their efforts to prove their own supremacy.For hundreds of millennia, the Kurtherians at the top have reigned unfettered as they destroyed countless civilizations time and time again.Now, a new group is entering the game.Bethany Anne and her people are playing against extreme odds, but when has that EVER stopped the Queen Bitch?It’s time to fight for the future of the Universe… ARE YOU READY?---NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 05/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 279 pages
When Nickie accidentally activates her special functions and finds herself with a stolen ship full of hostile Skaine, she has no choice but to figure out what to do with the cards she has been dealt.A by-product of her activation, her internal computer system also finds her Aunt Tabitha’s diary in her memory banks. In these accounts, Nickie finds a long-desired link back to her favorite aunt, whose recounted stories help them both to accept the trauma they’ve survived.Join Nickie, and The Kurtherian Gambit’s original Ranger 2, Tabitha, on a rip-roaring, bar brawling adventure to save the frontier from slavery, arms dealing and the ‘Skaine’ of the universe.
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 07/27/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 236 pages
From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner John Scalzi, a wild-and-woolly caper novel of interstellar diplomacyA human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most . . . unusual . . . way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: a type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony.To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinare, who, with the help of a childhood friend turned artificial intelligence, scours the earth looking for the rare creature. But there are others with plans for the sheep as well. Mercenaries employed by the military. Adherents of a secret religion based on the writings of a 21st century SF author. And alien races, eager to start a revolution on their home world and a war on Earth.To keep our planet from being enslaved, Harry will have to pull off a grand diplomatic coup, a gambit that will take him from the halls of power to the lava-strewn battlefields of alien worlds. There's only one chance to get it right, to save the life of the sheep—and to protect the future of humanity.Other Tor BooksThe Android’s DreamAgent to the StarsYour Hate Mail Will Be GradedFuzzy NationRedshirts1. Lock In2. Head OnThe Interdepency Sequence1. The Collapsing Empire2. The Consuming FireOld Man's War Series1. Old Man’s War2. The Ghost Brigades3. The Last Colony4. Zoe’s Tale5. The Human Division6. The End of All ThingsAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Published by: Tor Books | Publication date: 04/01/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS! Construct self-governing 'droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your creations to maneuver with an arsenal of behaviors, respond to stimuli, talk, and listen. This practical, inventive guide even shows how to realistically simulate emotion and aging in your robots.
- Understand cybernetic and robotics principles
- Work with programmable microcontrollers
- Choose and wire sensors, actuators, and servos
- Program dazzling reflex arcs and behavior loops
- Enable your automatons to speak and hear
- Build beating hearts and limbs with flowing veins
- Create breathing patterns that respond to triggers
- Mimic humanoid feelings and facial expressions
- Use prototyping kits and testing devices
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 09/05/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Returning to find most of the colony slaughtered, Nickie flies into a rampage and goes off to kill the Skaines who did this. Then, at her darkest hour, she learns a valuable lesson about herself, and the true nature of retribution.Meanwhile, her Aunt Tabitha works on her own unique methods for cleaning up the universe. With Ryu beside her, she mis-adventures herself and her Tontos through the seedy underside of Karkat to get their man.In the end, she also has to admit to what she learned alongside 'Ryotoshi.'Join Nickie, and The Kurtherian Gambit’s original Ranger Two, Tabitha, on a rip-roaring, bar-brawling adventure to save the frontier from slavery, arms dealing and the Skaines of the universe.---Book 1 - Beyond the Frontiers: "Hurry! Grab this book fast....A for-real story is inside. Our bad-girl hacker and the Tontos are loose, and wreaking havoc on the Skaines, and the bodies are flying as Tabitha seeks to avenge the death of one of her Tontos."
Published by: LMBPN Publishing | Publication date: 08/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
The United States has fallen. A new power has risen in North America, but now a terrifying virus is spreading across the countryside. Once infected, people change, mutating into superhuman creatures known as the Chead. Wherever they walk, death follows. Desperate to defend its citizens, the government launches a radical new program to enhance the human race…Wrongfully accused of treason, Christopher Sanders finds himself stripped of his rights and spirited away to a facility deep in the Californian Mountains. There Chris wakes in an iron cage – but he’s not alone. Imprisoned alongside him is the fugitive Elizabeth Flores. The two have just become unwilling volunteers in the government’s new experiments. Treated like animals, they will soon learn there is little separating humanity from the monsters they seek to destroy. The two must work together if they want to survive, but even then, their chances are slim. Of course, only the lucky get to die.Blending the insane experiments of Stranger Things and the haunting dystopia of Hunger Games, fans will love this thrilling new series. Discover a future where the powerful rule without mercy, and nothing is ever as it seems. Discover a haunting new world with this complete boxset by New York Times Bestselling Author Aaron Hodges.
Published by: The National Library of New Zealand | Publication date: 07/19/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages