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Pyrrus; a nasty planet named for the type of victory that king Pyrrus of Epirus enjoyed when he defeated powerful Rome, but lost all his forces and kingdom doing so. That's what the settlers of Pyrrus are facing. They are dealing with not only a tidal and volcanically dangerous planet, but an incredibly hostile array of native life which is continuously evolving ever deadlier forms. Despite training to kill from infancy, and constant ferocious battling, they are not making headway. The more they kill, the more of them are killed. They enlist a somewhat shady gambler who uses his telekenitic powers to win at dice. He contracts to cheat and win them a pile of sheckels to buy the equipment of conflict they need. He wins the money, but, being a curious adventurer type, insists he wants to go back with them to Pyrrus despite the dangers. He undergoes extensive training just to stay alive. Then he has revelations about just what is making the planet's indigenous lifeforms so hateful . . .

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Speeches: Literary and Social collects Dickens's speeches from the early 1840s onward. In these speeches we see him discussing his own work, and various other topics, with humility and grace. These speeches offer the reader insight into Dickens the man, the public figure, the ordinary citizen

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I have always been very fond of poetry and try to read as many poets from across the globe as I can. Rabindranath Tagore has been an inspiration since I was a child and at home, we usually read out from the English translations of his Original Bengali works. My grandfather had the finest collection of his works, which have become out of either print today or are difficult to find.

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Novel from the Five Little Peppers series. According to Wikipedia: "Margaret Sidney was the pseudonym of Harriett Mulford Stone ( 1844 1924). She was an American author, born in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1878, at the age of 34, she began sending short stories to Wide Awake, a children's magazine in Boston. Two of her stories, "Polly Pepper's Chicken Pie" and "Phronsie Pepper's New Shoes", proved to be very popular with readers. Daniel Lothrop, the editor of the magazine, requested that Stone write more. The success of Harriett's short stories prompted her to write the now-­famous Five Little Peppers series. This series was first published in 1881, the year that Stone married Daniel Lothrop. Daniel had founded the D. Lothrop Company of Boston, who published Harriett's books under her pseudonym, Margaret Sidney. Harriett and Daniel may have both had an interest in history and in famous authors. In 1883, they purchased the house in which both Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel . . .

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According to Wikipedia: "O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 June 5, 1910). O. Henry short stories are known for wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings…. Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early years of the 20th century. Many take place in New York City, and deal for the most part with ordinary people: clerks, policemen, waitresses. Fundamentally a product of his time, O. Henry's work provides one of the best English examples of catching the entire flavor of an age. Whether roaming the cattle-­lands of Texas, exploring the art of the "gentle grafter,­" or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-­of-­the-­century New York, O. Henry had an inimitable hand for isolating some element of society and describing it with an incredible economy and grace of language. Some of his best and least-­known work resides in the collection Cabbages and Kings, a series of stories which each . . .

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