Submissions from patrick

London, 1855.

Who would suspect that a gentleman could mastermind an extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era: the mighty steam locomotive?

Firemen find a lost little girl: in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved.

Some can never stop searching for answers.

A mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence.

It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind.

But which one?

Young LL dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the guidance of a gifted con artist.

As leader of his own band of light-fingered brothers, he is soon infamous. But someone still more ambitious and deadly lurks in the shadows.

Ocean's Eleven meets The Godfather.

MS was a legendary computer game designer.

When his obituary is posted online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events intended to take down everything that runs on technology: cars, homes, airplanes, and even the entire world economy.

He's been thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed.

He learns of a great hoard of treasure, and becomes determined not only to escape, but also to find and use the treasure to destroy the lives of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

How do you save the president from himself? What if he's too incompetent to deal with the greatest crisis of all?

With one terrible act, terrorists plunge the world into an instant nuclear crisis, and the floundering President is plunged into the ultimate nightmare.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Within the striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

She is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty.

Hardening her heart, she sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.

If life can grow out of the chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence.

A look at the ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and more.

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