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L'orologiaio di Filigree Street
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Pulley, Natasha <1988-> - Pulley, Natasha <1988->

L'orologiaio di Filigree Street / Natasha Pulley ; traduzione di Carlo Prosperi

[Firenze ; Milano] : Bompiani, 2017

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Abstract: Londra, 1883. Thaniel Steepleton, giovane, modesto telegrafista al ministero dell'Interno, una sera trova un dono anonimo sul cuscino del suo letto: un orologio d'oro. È proprio l'orologio, strillando, a salvarlo dall'esplosione di un ordigno che devasta un pub. Thaniel si trasforma in investigatore antiterrorismo e rintraccia l'artigiano che ha creato il prodigioso manufatto: si chiama Keita Mori, viene dal Giappone e nel suo laboratorio in una stradina di vecchie case a Knightsbridge prendono vita straordinari esseri meccanici, prodigi luminosi, uccelli di bronzo, un polpo rubacalzini. L'incontro con Mori - e quello con Grace Carrow, brillante studentessa di fisica che cerca di combattere i pregiudizi per diventare scienziata e scoprire la verità sull'etere luminifero - cambierà la vita di Thaniel. Tre personaggi che non sono mai quello che sembrano, un passato - e un futuro - che uniscono in modo singolare l'Inghilterra all'estremo Oriente, una miscela specialissima di storia e magia per un romanzo d'esordio che sfugge alle etichette e chiede al lettore di stare al gioco senza riserve.

Shadowhunters
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Clare, Cassandra <1973->

Shadowhunters = The infernal devices / Cassandra Clare

Milano : Mondadori, 2017

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Abstract: In una Londra vittoriana fosca e inquietante giunge la giovane Tessa Gray, orfana sedicenne che ha lasciato New York per raggiungere il fratello Nate in Europa. Ma la capitale inglese nasconde un mondo sovrannaturale popolato di demoni, vampiri, lupi mannari... e Shadowhunters. Chi è davvero Tessa? Quale legame unisce il suo destino a quello dei Nephilim? Qual è l'origine del suo tremendo potere? Un tuffo nella Londra nascosta dell'Ottocento per scoprire che l'amore è la magia più potente di tutte.

Ignite me
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Mafi, Tahereh

Ignite me / Tahereh Mafi ; traduzione di Sara Benatti

[Milano] : Rizzoli, 2017

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Abstract: Niente sarà più come prima. Non si sa che fine abbia fatto il Punto Omega. Tutti i compagni di Juliette potrebbero essere morti. Forse la guerra è finita ancora prima di cominciare. Juliette comunque non si arrende: affronterà la Restaurazione. Se vuole sopravvivere, deve sconfiggerla. Ma per abbattere la Restaurazione e l'uomo che l'ha quasi uccisa, le servirà l'aiuto di qualcuno che non avrebbe mai pensato di avere al suo fianco: Warner. E mentre si preparano insieme ad affrontare il loro nemico comune, Juliette scoprirà che tutte le sue certezze - su Warner, sui propri poteri, e perfino su Adam erano sbagliate.

La figlia della strega
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Egan, Catherine <1976->

La figlia della strega / Catherine Egan ; traduzione di Francesca Capelli

[Milano] : HotSpot, 2017

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Abstract: Julia ha la capacità di rendersi invisibile, un dono molto utile che l’ha resa la migliore ladra e spia di Spira City. Ma che può rivelarsi pericoloso in un regno che ha bandito ogni forma di magia e affoga le streghe in pubbliche Purificazioni. Per il suo ultimo incarico, Julia deve fingersi una cameriera nella grande casa della signora Och per scoprire i segreti che nascondono i suoi ospiti. E presto Julia inizia a sospettare un legame fra gli abitanti della casa e la scia di cadaveri che un misterioso assassino sta lasciando in giro per la città coperta di neve. Chi è veramente la tranquilla signora Och, e cosa avviene ogni notte in quella casa? Fino a dove dovrà spingersi Julia per soddisfare le richieste di chi l’ha ingaggiata, che si fanno ogni giorno più pressanti? Julia non sa ancora di trovarsi alle prese con forze potenti di cui non sospettava nemmeno l’esistenza e per ritrovare se stessa dovrà intraprendere una missione dal cui esito dipende il destino stesso del mondo. Fin dalle prime pagine, La figlia della strega ci ha conquistati con la forza della sua protagonista: Julia è tenace, indipendente, consapevole del suo valore; ama, gioisce e soffre senza mezze misure: ma è anche capace di mettersi in discussione, e non smette mai di indagare su se stessa oltre che sui molti misteri che la circondano. Un personaggio ricco e complessati si muove in un mondo fantastico costruito ad arte, e che fa vivere al lettore più di una ijMp ‘-SÉil ' svolta inaspettata. Un libro per chi ama le letture avvincenti. orova òuìia ir ck/ atwa -for-f/.» -f-rad/Vue-w.-W, dici ami empo.

Spider-man. Una squadra di eroi
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Marvel Studios

Spider-man. Una squadra di eroi / Marvel

Firenze ; Milano : Giunti, 2017

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Abstract: In questo libretto illustrato, dedicato ai lettori più piccoli, le avventure di Spider-Man sono raccontate in modo semplice e avventuroso. Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

Fahrenheit 451
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Bradbury, Ray <1920-2012>

Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury ; introduzione di Neil Gaiman ; traduzione di Giuseppe Lippi

Milano : Mondadori, 2017

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Abstract: Non è pura e semplice fantascienza, quella di Ray Bradbury. Il suo è un futuro spaventosamente vicino. Nel presente-futuro di "Fahrenheit 451" non si leggono più libri, anzi si bruciano, perché tutti devono essere uguali, e nei libri, invece, si impara la differenza. È un presente dedito al piacere, ai titillamenti in abbondanza, allo svago per lo svago, a forme di distrazione che sanno di dipendenza. Dove si vuole soltanto essere allegri, spensierati, sereni. Non pensare. Com'è possibile allora, in una simile società felice, dimenticare di essere felici? Il volume è corredato da esclusivi contenuti extra, spunti e approfondimenti nella cultura contemporanea: film e serie TV, musica, arte, libri, fumetti e graphic novel.

STAR LOVE Part one
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March, L. J.

STAR LOVE Part one

07/01/2017

Abstract: A love story between a girl and a strange boy is starting while something terryfing is happening in the Universe. But luckily someone is watching, they are many, they help us and sometimes they fall in love.

The time machine
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Wells, Herbert G.

The time machine

08/01/2017

Abstract: The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner atmosphere when thought roams gracefully free of the trammels of precision. And he put it to us in this way—marking the points with a lean forefinger—as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it) and his fecundity.'You must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted. The geometry, for instance, they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.''Is not that rather a large thing to expect us to begin upon?' said Filby, an argumentative person with red hair.'I do not mean to ask you to accept anything without reasonable ground for it. You will soon admit as much as I need from you. You know of course that a mathematical line, a line of thickness nil, has no real existence. They taught you that? Neither has a mathematical plane. These things are mere abstractions.'

The war of the worlds
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Wells, Herbert G.

The war of the worlds

08/01/2017

Abstract: No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.

The Invisible Man
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Wells, Herbert G.

The Invisible Man

08/01/2017

Abstract: The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his shoulders and chest, and added a white crest to the burden he carried. He staggered into the "Coach and Horses" more dead than alive, and flung his portmanteau down. "A fire," he cried, "in the name of human charity! A room and a fire!" He stamped and shook the snow from off himself in the bar, and followed Mrs. Hall into her guest parlour to strike his bargain. And with that much introduction, that and a couple of sovereigns flung upon the table, he took up his quarters in the inn.

The island of doctor Moreau
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Wells, Herbert G.

The island of doctor Moreau

08/01/2017

Abstract: ON February the First 1887, the Lady Vain was lost by collision with a derelict when about the latitude 1° S. and longitude 107° W.On January the Fifth, 1888—that is eleven months and four days after—my uncle, Edward Prendick, a private gentleman, who certainly went aboard the Lady Vain at Callao, and who had been considered drowned, was picked up in latitude 5° 3′ S. and longitude 101° W. in a small open boat of which the name was illegible, but which is supposed to have belonged to the missing schooner Ipecacuanha. He gave such a strange account of himself that he was supposed demented. Subsequently he alleged that his mind was a blank from the moment of his escape from the Lady Vain. His case was discussed among psychologists at the time as a curious instance of the lapse of memory consequent upon physical and mental stress. The following narrative was found among his papers by the undersigned, his nephew and heir, but unaccompanied by any definite request for publication.

The door in the wall
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Wells, Herbert G.

The door in the wall

08/01/2017

Abstract: One confidential evening, not three months ago, Lionel Wallace told me this story of the Door in the Wall. And at the time I thought that so far as he was concerned it was a true story.He told it me with such a direct simplicity of conviction that I could not do otherwise than believe in him. But in the morning, in my own flat, I woke to a different atmosphere, and as I lay in bed and recalled the things he had told me, stripped of the glamour of his earnest slow voice, denuded of the focussed shaded table light, the shadowy atmosphere that wrapped about him and the pleasant bright things, the dessert and glasses and napery of the dinner we had shared, making them for the time a bright little world quite cut off from every-day realities, I saw it all as frankly incredible. "He was mystifying!" I said, and then: "How well he did it!. . . . . It isn't quite the thing I should have expected him, of all people, to do well."

The world set free
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Wells, Herbert G.

The world set free

08/01/2017

Abstract: THE WORLD SET FREE was written in 1913 and published early in 1914, and it is the latest of a series of three fantasias of possibility, stories which all turn on the possible developments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow of the Great War. Every intelligent person in the world felt that disaster was impending and knew no way of averting it, but few of us realised in the earlier half of 1914 how near the crash was to us. The reader will be amused to find that here it is put off until the year 1956. He may naturally want to know the reason for what will seem now a quite extraordinary delay. As a prophet, the author must confess he has always been inclined to be rather a slow prophet. The war aeroplane in the world of reality, for example, beat the forecast in Anticipations by about twenty years or so. I suppose a desire not to shock the sceptical reader's sense of use and wont and perhaps a less creditable disposition to hedge, have something to do with this dating forward of one's main events, but in the particular case of The World Set Free there was, I think, another motive in holding the Great War back, and that was to allow the chemist to get well forward with his discovery of the release of atomic energy.

The first men in the moon
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Wells, Herbert G.

The first men in the moon

08/01/2017

Abstract: As I sit down to write here amidst the shadows of vine-leaves under the blue sky of southern Italy, it comes to me with a certain quality of astonishment that my participation in these amazing adventures of Mr. Cavor was, after all, the outcome of the purest accident. It might have been any one. I fell into these things at a time when I thought myself removed from the slightest possibility of disturbing experiences. I had gone to Lympne because I had imagined it the most uneventful place in the world. "Here, at any rate," said I, "I shall find peace and a chance to work!"

The sleeper awakes
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Wells, Herbert G.

The sleeper awakes

08/01/2017

Abstract: One afternoon, at low water, Mr. Isbister, a young artist lodging at Boscastle, walked from that place to the picturesque cove of Pentargen, desiring to examine the caves there. Halfway down the precipitous path to the Pentargen beach he came suddenly upon a man sitting in an attitude of profound distress beneath a projecting mass of rock. The hands of this man hung limply over his knees, his eyes were red and staring before him, and his face was wet with tears.He glanced round at Isbister's footfall. Both men were disconcerted, Isbister the more so, and, to override the awkwardness of his involuntary pause, he remarked, with an air of mature conviction, that the weather was hot for the time of year."Very," answered the stranger shortly, hesitated a second, and added in a colourless tone, "I can't sleep."Isbister stopped abruptly. "No?" was all he said, but his bearing conveyed his helpful impulse."It may sound incredible," said the stranger, turning weary eyes to Isbister's face and emphasizing his words with a languid hand, "but I have had no sleep—no sleep at all for six nights."

Tales of space and time
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Wells, Herbert G.

Tales of space and time

08/01/2017

Abstract: There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of "C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities," was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys (one holding a lamp), an old-fashioned cabinet, a flyblown ostrich egg or so, some fishing-tackle, and an extraordinarily dirty, empty glass fish-tank. There was also, at the moment the story begins, a mass of crystal, worked into the shape of an egg and brilliantly polished. And at that two people, who stood outside the window, were looking, one of them a tall, thin clergyman, the other a black-bearded young man of dusky complexion and unobtrusive costume. The dusky young man spoke with eager gesticulation, and seemed anxious for his companion to purchase the article.

The food of the gods and how It came to Earth
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Wells, Herbert G.

The food of the gods and how It came to Earth

08/01/2017

Abstract: In the middle years of the nineteenth century there first became abundant in this strange world of ours a class of men, men tending for the most part to become elderly, who are called, and who are very properly called, but who dislike extremely to be called—"Scientists." They dislike that word so much that from the columns of Nature, which was from the first their distinctive and characteristic paper, it is as carefully excluded as if it were—that other word which is the basis of all really bad language in this country. But the Great Public and its Press know better, and "Scientists" they are, and when they emerge to any sort of publicity, "distinguished scientists" and "eminent scientists" and "well-known scientists" is the very least we call them.

Tono-Bungay
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Wells, Herbert G.

Tono-Bungay

08/01/2017

Abstract: Most people in this world seem to live "in character"; they have a beginning, a middle and an end, and the three are congruous one with another and true to the rules of their type. You can speak of them as being of this sort of people or that. They are, as theatrical people say, no more (and no less) than "character actors." They have a class, they have a place, they know what is becoming in them and what is due to them, and their proper size of tombstone tells at last how properly they have played the part. But there is also another kind of life that is not so much living as a miscellaneous tasting of life. One gets hit by some unusual transverse force, one is jerked out of one's stratum and lives crosswise for the rest of the time, and, as it were, in a succession of samples. That has been my lot, and that is what has set me at last writing something in the nature of a novel.

La Caccia (Progetto Abduction, file 2)
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Pietrani, Riccardo

La Caccia (Progetto Abduction, file 2)

12/01/2017

Abstract: Enrico è al settimo cielo. Il tumore al cervello che gli era stato diagnosticato e per il quale avrebbe dovuto sottoporsi a un intervento chirurgico sembra inspiegabilmente scomparso.Tornato a casa, viene contattato da un suo vecchio compagno delle scuole medie, Antonio Mandara, che stranamente è al corrente del suo stato di salute. Enrico scoprirà che un intero gruppo di persone è venuto a sapere delle sue condizioni... e che la risposta al mistero potrebbe risiedere in ciò che è accaduto due settimane prima, quando nel suo quartiere è stato avvistato qualcosa di indecifrabile.ATTENZIONE: pur trattandosi di un volume indipendente, per una corretta comprensione della storia è consigliata la lettura del capitolo precedente, Missing Time.Dello stesso autore:- Missing Time (Progetto Abduction file 1)- Il segreto dell'ultimo giorno - Il Protocollo GRB (L'Angelo della Prima Genesi, volume 1)

Quando venne il Diluvio
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Ranghino, Luca

Quando venne il Diluvio

14/01/2017

Abstract: In un mondo diverso da quello che conosciamo e in un epoca remota e dimenticata, una crisi globale sta devastando il territorio del Sumer. Per proteggere il suo popolo, Ziusudra, secolare sovrano della città di Shuruppak, decide di chiedere aiuto al dio ribelle Enki, protettore della razza umana e fermo oppositore del fratello, Enlil. Quest'ultimo è a capo della cosiddetta comunità celeste, composta da potenti e immortali divinità che controllano il pianeta. Al contrario di Enki e dei suoi seguaci, egli disprezza l'umanità e intende decimarla sfruttando il brusco periodo di transizione che la Terra sta attraversando. Grazie al sostegno degli dèi rinnegati, Ziusudra e i suoi fedeli consiglieri guidano prima i loro concittadini poi l'intero Sumer contro il potere centrale, ottenendo un'insperata vittoria. Ma, dietro al successo dell'insurrezione e alla ritirata generale delle forze di Enlil, un piano oscuro sembra nascondersi. Perché la comunità celeste sta abbandonando in massa il pianeta? Perché Enki viene tenuto prigioniero dal fratello?La spaventosa verità sarà rivelata unicamente a Ziusudra e ai suoi famigliari. Soltanto loro, i prescelti, avranno la possibilità di scampare al cataclisma che sta per abbattersi sulla Terra. Ma, per sopravvivere e ottemperare al proprio destino, saranno costretti a tradire i loro stessi concittadini, a compiere missioni disperate in terre lontane e a smascherare i sotterfugi degli dèi. Al termine di una serrata corsa contro il tempo, il futuro della nobile stirpe di Shuruppak e dell'intera razza umana dipenderà dalle azioni del giovane Kitun, coraggioso compagno della nipote di Ziusudra. "QUANDO VENNE IL DILUVIO" non si limita a raccontare le avventurose vicende di Kitun, Ziusudra e della famiglia prescelta, ma indaga sulle oscure origini umane, esaminando il difficile rapporto tra l'uomo e gli esseri che le culture antiche chiamavano dèi. Non si tratta semplicemente di una reinterpretazione degli eventi che hanno preceduto il celebre Diluvio Universale, ma della storia alternativa dell'umanità, ispirata a miti millenari e a suggestive teorie.Il libro è comprensivo di tre sezioni: PARTE PRIMA "L'INSURREZIONE", PARTE SECONDA "L'ARCA", PARTE TERZA "IL DILUVIO".