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|Author||: Sylvain Neuvel|
|Editor||: Themis Files|
"17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts"--
|Author||: Sylvain Neuvel|
|Editor||: Del Rey|
A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected. But some can never stop searching for answers. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction? Praise for Sleeping Giants “As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory, [and] a smart demonstration of how science fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them at the same time.”—NPR “Neuvel weaves a complex tapestry with ancient machinery buried in the Earth, shadow governments, and geopolitical conflicts. But the most surprising thing about the book may just be how compelling the central characters are in the midst of these larger-than-life concepts. . . . I can’t stop thinking about it.”—Chicago Review of Books “A remarkable debut . . . Reminiscent of Max Brooks’s World War Z, the story’s format effectively builds suspense.”—Library Journal (debut of the month) “This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Don’t miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: SLEEPING GIANTS | WAKING GODS | ONLY HUMAN
|Author||: Sylvain Neuvel|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
**A must-read thriller for lovers of The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar** What happens when you make a discovery that changes everything? Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger... "We always look forward. We never look back." That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklyn, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilisation on the continent. "But this thing ... it's different. It challenges us. It rewrites history." An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it. "It dares us to question what we know about ourselves." But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete...? "About everything." * * * 'Bursts at the seams with big ideas. A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines trilogy 'A stellar debut which masterfully blends sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. So much more than the sum of its parts - a page-turner of the highest order' Kirkus Reviews 'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars' Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
|Author||: David B. MacDonald|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
The Sleeping Giant Awakens considers how residential school Survivors and other Indigenous peoples, settlers, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada approached the question of genocide in the Indian Residential Schools system. It assesses prospects for conciliation in the aftermath of genocide.
|Author||: Sylvain Neuvel|
|Editor||: Del Rey|
In the gripping sequel to Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact takes another giant step forward. “Sleeping Giants may have debuted his thrilling saga, but Waking Gods proves that Neuvel’s scope is more daring than readers could have imagined.”—Paste As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force. Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars. Praise for Waking Gods “Kick-ass, one-on-one robot action combines with mind-bending scientific and philosophical speculation. Series science-fiction fans will enjoy this follow-up filled with unexpected revelations and a surprise finale.”—Booklist “Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of mankind. In a word: unputdownable.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Sheer escapist fun.”—Shelf Awareness Don’t miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: SLEEPING GIANTS | WAKING GODS | ONLY HUMAN
|Author||: Sylvain Neuvel|
|Editor||: Del Rey|
Pacific Rim meets The Martian in the explosive follow-up to Sleeping Giants (“One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”—NPR) and Waking Gods (“Pure, unadulterated literary escapism.”—Kirkus Reviews). Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth’s most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war—this time between humans. America and Russia are locked in combat, fighting to fill the power vacuum left behind after the invasion. Families are torn apart, friends become bitter enemies, and countries collapse in the wake of the battling superpowers. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win? Praise for Only Human “Packing a surprisingly powerful thematic punch, this novel is an addictive blend of science fiction, apocalyptic thriller, and chillingly timely cautionary tale. Two (giant, robotic) thumbs up!”—Kirkus Reviews “Boasting a winning combination of briskly paced action and futuristic dystopia tempered by cautious optimism, Only Human brings a fitting, satisfying end to the Themis Files series.”—RT Book Reviews “This action-packed tale with apocalyptic stakes is a fitting finale to this wonderfully cinematic series.”—Publishers Weekly “Series fans will be eager for Neuvel’s ever-so-satisfying conclusion to his rip-roaring science-fiction adventure tale.”—Booklist Don’t miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: SLEEPING GIANTS | WAKING GODS | ONLY HUMAN
Your mental model is not rigid. At any point in life, you possess the ability to change your perspective. Have you found that success does not erase insecurity and self-doubt? Do you know what it feels like to long for a different life? Sleeping Giants provides practical insights into how ordinary people can choose to build lives that matter. Written by one of America's foremost storytellers and leadership guides, Dr. Nathan Mellor provides behind the scenes access to authentic stories about life. Each chapter connects vital concepts to true stories from his life, the lives of friends and family as well as public figures. Each page helps provide clarity about the factors, often hidden, that shape our understanding. The result is a thoughtful, inspiring and challenging book that provides a framework for life. Gain insights into how the brain can be remapped by reviewing how the Secret Service responded to the attempted assassination of a United States President. Learn how Mahalia Jackson inspired Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to give the, "I Have a Dream" speech. Consider how perspective is changed while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Understand why Ted Roosevelt, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, requested to be among the first wave of soldiers on D-Day. Follow along with Nathan as he explores how his personal mental model was shaped and transformed in key moments. Discover what General Dwight Eisenhower said to paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division just hours before they were dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy. Learn why Nathan's granddad would always turn the songbooks the same direction when he cleaned the church building.
|Author||: Ken McElroy|
|Editor||: RDA Press, LLC|
The idea behind The Sleeping Giant, Ken's fourth book, is to help inspire people to believe that they can be part of solving the world's economic problems by creating businesses - which in turn create financial freedom, job growth and reduce reliance on other sources. Entrepreneurship and self-empowerment are becoming the new American dream. The Sleeping Giant is awakening! A generation of self-employed entrepreneurs are ditching the corporate ladder and creating their own destiny. They're the new Business Class - an army of self-empoyed entrepreneurs millions strong living out their passions and changing the world by creating jobs and prosperity. This book brings together 20 entrepreneurs, each sharing their powerful and inspiring stories of how they found success through self-empowerment. Each one started with an idea - and most had no experience and no money. Yet their stories are of lives of freedom, passion and fulfillment.
|Author||: Marilyn Katzenmeyer,Gayle Moller|
The book discusses the challenges that teacher leaders face, such as deciding to accept a leadership role, building principal–teacher leader relationships, and working with peers.
|Author||: Tamara Draut|
There was a time when America’s working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, having considerable political, economic, and moral authority. But the working class we have now—far more female and racially diverse and employed by the fast food, retail, health care, and other service industries—has been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits. This is changing, swiftly and dramatically. Today’s working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes abundantly clear, it is just now waking up to its untapped political power. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of the new working class and the role it will play in our economic and political future. Blending moving individual narratives, historical background, and sophisticated analysis, Draut forcefully argues that this newly energized class is far along in the process of changing America for the better. Draut examines the legacy of exclusion based on race and gender that contributes to the invisibility of the new working class, despite their entwinement in everyone’s day-to-day life. No longer confined to the assembly line, today’s working class watches our children and cares for our parents. They park our cars, screen our luggage, clean our offices, and cook and serve our meals. They are us. With “Fight for $15” minimum-wage protests popping up throughout the country (and in some places winning) and economic inequality being recognized as one of the defining issues of our time, today’s working class will soon become impossible to ignore and foolish to dismiss. Sleeping Giant is the first book to tell the story of this extraordinary transformation in full and inspiring detail.
|Author||: Dorothy McDaniel|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
This book is written for those who are spiritually asleep to be awakened in order to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. To operate in the supernatural led by the Holy Spirit that it may be said of the modern-day Christians as it was said of the early Christians; they are turning the world upside down. Wake up, the alarm is sounding. This is no time to press the snooze button and continue to doze, because the rapture is imminent. In a dream, I saw a multitude of people flying like birds into the sky. It seemed as if they were being drawn up by a giant magnet. I said in amazement, "This is it. The rapture is taking place." I saw many people walking around on the ground, seemingly unaware of what was taking place around them. Suddenly I was taken up by the spirit of God as well and flown around in the sky, but just as quickly as I was taken up, I was placed firmly back down on the ground. Wake Up the Sleeping Giants will explain in detail why I was placed back on the ground and not raptured at that time. Also how I became spiritually awakened with a mandate to help sound the alarm for others who are yet spiritually asleep. Jesus is coming for His bride, the Church.
|Author||: Kenny Luck,Tom Crick|
|Editor||: B&H Publishing Group|
Offers advice for pastors on engaging men and calling them to action in the church in order to rectify the growing misconception that worldly possessions define a man's identity.
|Author||: Suzanne Waldron|
Waking up to life will never feel so possible.This little book speaks volumes of truth, hope and liberation.A giant waking may feel cumbersome.Memories, long stored unfurling.A deep knowing permeating from within.Dormant reasons for sleep no longer binding. The resonant calling to stir.
|Author||: Rev. Tchankio .J. Noel|
Many people assume that they cannot make a significant difference in this world, whereas they are indeed sleeping, giants. They are sleeping giants because the almighty God has endowed all of us his creatures with wonderful potentials. Therefore no man cannot at his level make a significant difference in this world. Read this book and discover: -That you have wonderful potentials lying within you -How to discover those potentials -How to bring these potentials to fruition -How to maintain those potentials -And what you profit by discovering, developing, and releasing your potentials
|Author||: Kazuo Ishiguro|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize–winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards—some strange and other-worldly—but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
|Author||: Timothy Daughtry,Gary Casselman|
|Editor||: Beaufort Books|
Mainstream America has for too long been the sleeping giant of American politics. As mainstream Americans, we mind our own business, take care of our own responsibilities, and play by the rules. We know that there is no quick path to personal success or to national prosperity. But the ruling class has come to see the mainstream as largely irrelevant as a political force, when we are the backbone that supports the body politic. We work, pay our taxes, and vote. Then we go back to work and hope that those in power will do the right thing. We have trusted the dogs of the political class to guard our lunch, and they have eaten it. Something needs to change. Before we can equip the sleeping giant for the struggle ahead of us, however, we need to wake that sleeping giant. Waking the Sleeping Giant exposes liberal techniques and teaches mainstream Americans how to counter them to take back the country that our forebears made great, and to make it great again.
|Author||: Eric D. Lehman|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Sail into New Haven Harbor and trek toward the beautiful form of the Sleeping Giant to discover Hamden, a picturesque gem nestled in the rolling hills of Connecticut. Witness the birth of the ?Industrial Revolution with the building of Eli Whitney's famous factory, wander past the buried cars in the Ghost Lot of Hamden Plaza and hear the tale of the courageous Hamden soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Journey with Eric D. Lehman as he uncovers the hidden stories of this fascinating Connecticut town, from its humble Puritan beginnings to its modern-day splendor.
|Author||: Johnny Newton|
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE... REAL? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Learn how an ancestry connection to Isaac Newton thrust one man onto the path of redemption... and discovering his destiny. Who says science and faith cannot coincide? After years of submitting to a false sense of intellectualism and religious opression, Johnny broke free into the proven science of the supernatural. Sleeping Giants: Awaken Your Spiritual Inheritance is for those who are tired of not finding happiness in religion or science and want freedom in a deep spiritual relationship. In this book you will learn how to find unity and hope in a world that ignores the supernatural. Contrary to common religious belief that God will only use a good person, this book tells the true story about not being a good person and yet finding grace to live the life God intended. In his debut writing, Johnny talks about discovering the reality of a supernatural God in a naturalistic world. Having emerged from a fractured past of self-destruction, Johnny narrates his journey from some of the lowest levels of devastation to the highest peals of restoration. Sleeping Giants gives biblical accounts of the inheritance that is within every person's legal right to claim. This book gives a step by step approach to block every demonic effort to rob the reader of their birthright in Christ. Johnny's message is to inform those seeking a more real experience in God that not only is there a very real supernatural realm filled with light and dark beings, but also the ability to carry out our destiny through our generational line. Learn how to access blessings, gifts, and favor passed down through our ancestor DNA so that we can fulfill all of our heart's desires and be who we are called to be. Now is the time to claim your birthright, unlock your inheritance and awaken the Sleeping Giants!