For a limited time only, you can get a free copy of Nick Langenberg's novella "The Memory Caves" - click here to find out more > http://bit.ly/1DqFIkG (just copy and paste into your browser) In 2132, The New World Order designated the Moon Base the official prison for New Earth. Over the next three years, all the prisons in New Earth were emptied, and the inmates sent to the moon. Only 63% of the inmates survived the voyage. The decision to move New Earth's prison system to the moon was made for two reasons: first, it freed up critical space on the planet's surface for housing developments and industrial facilities; second, moving dangerous criminals to the moon would keep the population of New Earth safer. In 2139, The New World Order passed a law designed to deter criminals from ever committing a crime. Not only would the criminal be sent to the Moon Penitentiary, but their entire family - parents, and siblings, or spouse and children, depending on the age of the convicted person - would be sent along with them. The planet has changed since the New World Order has taken over. Following a nuclear war, these are the days of the new millennium, with neoteric rules and harsh penalties. After Seventeen-year-old Garth Haston sneaks off with friends one night, the results are disastrous. He is behind the wheel and causes an accident he flees from. The consequences are swift for a hit-and-run. His younger sister, Rushell, and his hard-working parents, air ambulance driver, Dirk, and ER nurse, Rita, are sentenced to twenty years in a sprawling prison system on the moon. Separated, with letters being their only form of communication, the dark reality of their new life slowly sinks in. Soren Zolnai, the director of the prison, taunts Dirk in the cruelest of ways. As days pass, Dirk realizes how vulnerable he and his family are. He is in a terrifying predicament-trapped in space, miles from home, with his wife and daughter vulnerably exposed to unimaginable threats. A compassionate guard shows an interest in Dirk, bringing him books and a message. After two months in the Lunar Penitentiary, Dirk is sure of one thing-he can't serve twenty years, he won't survive Soren's cruelty and neither will his family. Trapped with thousands of other prisoners, the walls between Dirk and his family become a brutal reminder that the rules of civilized society don't apply. Dirk is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to change their fate. Does he have the strength and the means to rescue his family? Set in the not-too-distant future, full of sympathetic characters rife with tangible emotions, The New Earth is the first book in an original science fiction dystopian series entitled "The Moon Penitentiary" by author Nick Langenberg. If you are a fan of science fiction adventure with plenty of twist and turns then you will love this exciting collection of science fiction short reads - the very best science fiction in kindle store. Also available as a science fiction paperback. The New Earth - A Science Fiction Adventure - The Moon Penitentiary Book Number 1 in this Science Fiction Omnibus.
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville (1819-1891). The narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. At the start of the story, the narrator already employs two scriveners, nicknamed Nippers and Turkey, to copy legal documents by hand. Nippers (the younger of the two) suffers from chronic indigestion, and Turkey is an alcoholic, but the office survives because in the mornings Turkey is sober and Nippers is irritable, while in the afternoons Nippers has calmed down and Turkey is drunk. Ginger Nut, the office boy, gets his name from the little cakes he brings the two scriveners. An increase in business leads the narrator to advertise for a third scrivener, and he hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby in hopes that his calmness will soothe the temperaments of Nippers and Turkey. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "I would prefer not to." To the dismay of the narrator and to the irritation of the other employees, Bartleby performs fewer and fewer tasks around the office. The narrator makes several attempts to reason with him and to learn something about him, but Bartleby offers nothing but his signature "I would prefer not to." One weekend the narrator stops by the office unexpectedly and discovers that Bartleby has started living there. The loneliness of Bartleby's life impresses him: at night and on Sundays, Wall Street is as desolate as a ghost town, and the window in Bartleby's corner allows him no view except that of a blank wall three feet away. The narrator's feelings for Bartleby alternate between pity and revulsion. Scrivener (or scribe) was a Middle English term for a person who could read and write. This usually indicated secretarial and administrative duties such as dictation and keeping business, judicial, and history records for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. Scriveners later developed into public servants, accountants, lawyers and petition writers.
E.A. Wallis Budge was a noted late 19th and early 20th century historian known as one of the first true Egyptologists. His work helped shed light on Egyptian mythology, as well as the Rosetta Stone, and he published a number of titles about ancient religion and culture over the course of his career.
The old lady is at it again, and this time she's swallowing a Turkey . . . she's always been quirky!
In this book the author attempts to move beyond merely identifying and substantiating Old Testament allusions in Revelation to considering how the presence of Old Testament allusions and echoes affects reading Rev. 21.1-22.5 and how the Old Testament functions within the context of the entire work. The author concludes that a variety of semantic effects are evoked by the author's continuous intertextual appeal to the Old Testament: new creation, new exodus, new Jerusalem, new covenant, bridge, new temple-priesthood, paradise restored and renewed, inclusion of the nations, prophetic legitimization. The numerous allusions function to shape the readers perception of eschatological hope.
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