Tortur (Torture) by Morten Dige, an associate professor of philosophy at Aarhus University, is the #41 in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language accessibly-written short academic essays meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press.
This essay is part of the Philosophy and Ethics subject category, and covers the effects of torture upon society, and the arguments for and against its use in tracking terrorism.
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Beyond the Doors of Death by Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee and SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg & Australian author Damien Broderick is an expanded version of his Born with the Dead science fiction afterlife setting, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.
The original Born with the Dead novella was published in 1974 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and was a double Nebula and Locus Award winner. This reprint pairs the original novella and a new introduction by Silverberg with a new follow-up story by Damien Broderick which further explores the concept. These stories are set in a world which explores the potential of the revived dead altering in their new lives as they revisit their memories.
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Wait for Me by Italian author Sara Tessa is f/m contemporary erotic romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.
This is the English-language translation of L’uragano di un batter d’ali, self-published in Italian and later picked up by Italian small press Newton Compton. This is an erotic romance with BDSM elements, according to the publisher’s categorization (not mentioned in the blurb), in the style of Fifty Shades of Grey. The story stars a college student escaping one destructive relationship, only to fall into a potentially more dangerously addictive one with a handsome mysterious businessman.
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Stampede County by the late Gordon Landsborough, a prolific author and publisher of assorted pulp genre fiction, is his vintage pulp western historical adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This was originally published in 1953 by Amalgamated Press’ Western Library imprint under the title Kiowa Man, using the Mike M’Cracken pseudonym. This standalone story continues the Careless O’Connor series of pulp adventures starring the eponymous wandering gunman, who becomes the champion of a beleaguered family who support the local Kiowa native peoples’ rights against the claims of greedy land-grabbers who are escalating the dispute with violence and murder.
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Against the Wild by Kat Martin is the 1st novel in her The Brodies of Alaska series of f/m contemporary romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Zebra imprint.
This series is set in small-town Alaska, with remote wilderness elements. The story stars a single father and a woman recovering from the loss of her fiancé, whose budding relationship is interrupted by the discovery of a hidden mystery at a fishing lodge they are renovating together, unearthing a danger they must work together to thwart.
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Rebel Angel by Irish-descended UK author Sarah Rayne is the 3rd novel in her Wolfking timeslip historical fantasy quartet alternating between ancient Ireland and the modern day, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1993 by Headline under the pseudonym Bridget Wood. This series is set between the present day and a magical version of 3rd century Ireland ruled by a part-wolf bloodline, where people from our world are pulled to save the world. This installment continues the quest to free the land from the encroaching forces of darkness from Irish mythological folklore, who seek to unseat the wolf-kings from their thrones.
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The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson is the 1st novel in her Thomas Hawkins series of historical murder mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Hodder & Stoughton.
This won the CWA’s 2014 Historical Dagger Award and was also a finalist for their John Creasy New Blood Dagger Award for best UK-debut crime novel. The series is set in London, England, in the 1720s, and this installment lands the protagonist in the titular debtors’ prison, where he must solve a murder whose chief suspect is his cellmate.
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Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith is is the 1st novel in her The League of Rogues series of f/m Regency historical romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Samhain.
This is an historical romantic comedy series with suspense elements starring characters with shady relatives. This story involves an embezzler’s wholesome niece who is kidnapped by rakish duke with no idea what he’s getting into when he sets out to ruin her sinister uncle, as she decides that he’s the perfect marriage bait for escaping her oppressive family.
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Siege Town by the late British author John Glasby, who was also a professional research scientist and chemist as well as a very prolific pulp science fiction and western writer, is his vintage western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This was originally published in 1964 by John Spencer & Co.’s Badger Books imprint under the title End of the Trail, using the Tex Bradley pseudonym. This story stars a gunslinger engaging in a rematch with an outlaw gang that has returned to terrorize the town from which he’d previously driven them. Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.
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The Just City by Hugo & Nebula Award-winning Welsh-born Canadian author Jo Walton is the 1st novel in her eponymous Just City of series of science fiction involving time travel and Greek gods, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.
This was nominated for a Prometheus Award. The series takes place in a city created by time-travelling Greek gods, based on Plato’s philosophical ideas and populated by disguised gods as well as humans from past and future eras. This installment sets up the city and its inhabitants, who are about to find their idealized lives overturned.
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