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Творчество автора (Winters Ben H) представлено в следующих сериях книг: Dernier meurtre avant la fin du monde

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Android Karenina

“Literary hybrids of Jane Austen novels and zombie stories? That’s so last year. Quirk Books, which released the best‐selling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, has seen the future of the mashup novel, and it is Leo Tolstoy and robots.” -New York Times

“Anna’s nightmare, one of the most famous passages in Anna Karenina, clearly anticipates the “steampunk‐inspired” atmosphere of Android Karenina… Tolstoy didn’t know about steampunk or cyborgs, but he did know about the nightmarishness of steam power, unruly machines, and the creepy half‐human status of the Russian peasant classes.” -Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed, via The New Yorker

“Whenever a truly pulpy trend reaches its apotheosis like this, I can’t help but wonder if we’ll get a new classic out of it.” -io9

“No word on whether she’ll [Anna] be bionically rebuilt following the ending, though. It’s good that this series is branching out to other authors…” -Entertainment Weekly

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Android Karenina – Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result is Android Karenina-an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar space travel.

As in the original novel, our story follows two relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky, and the much more hopeful marriage of Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya.These four, yearning for true love, live in a steampunk-inspired 19th century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls. Their passions alone would be enough to consume them-but when a secret cabal of radical scientific revolutionaries launches an attack on Russian high society's high-tech lifestyle, our heroes must fight back with all their courage, all their gadgets, and all the power of a sleek new cyborg model like nothing the world has ever seen.

Filled with the same blend of romance, drama, and fantasy that made the first two Quirk Classics New York Times best sellers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated series into the exciting world of science fiction.

Leo Tolstoy wrote two of the greatest novels in world literature: War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Ben H. Winters is coauthor of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, which was hailed by The Onion A.V. Club as a "sheer delight" and by Library Journal as "strangely entertaining, like a Weird Al version of an opera aria." Mr. Winters lives in Brooklyn.

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Bedbugs

Alex and Susan Wendt are the perfect couple in search of the perfect brownstone-and they find their dream house in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric, and the handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the previous tenants. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up!

Big mistake: Susan soon discovers that the brownstone is crawling with bedbugs... Or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. Exterminators search the property and turn up nothing. Neighbors insist the building is clean. Susan fears that she's going mad-but as the mysteries deepen, a more sinister explanation presents itself: She may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from hell.

An understated horror story filled with loving references to Rosemary's Baby and other classic tales of urban paranoia, Bedbugs will keep your skin crawling into the wee hours of the night.


Ben H. Winters is the New York Times best-selling author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk, 2009). His most recent book, the YA novel The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman (HarperCollins, 2010), was nominated for an Edgar Award.

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Dernier meurtre avant la fin du monde

À quoi bon tenter de résoudre un meurtre quand tout le monde va mourir ?

Concord, New Hamsphire. Hank Palace est ce qu’on appelle un flic obstiné. Confronté à une banale affaire de suicide, il refuse de s’en tenir à l’évidence et, certain qu’il a affaire à un meurtre, poursuit inlassablement son enquête.

Hank sait pourtant qu’elle n’a pas grand intérêt puisque, dans six mois il sera mort. Comme tous les habitants de Concord. Et comme tout le monde aux États-Unis et sur Terre.

Dans six mois en effet, notre planète aura cessé d’exister, percutée de plein fouet par 2011GV1, un astéroïde de six kilomètres de long qui la réduira en cendres. Aussi chacun, désormais, se prépare-t-il au pire à sa façon.

Dans cette ambiance pré-apocalyptique, où les marchés financiers se sont écroulés, où la plupart des employés ont abandonné leur travail, où des dizaines de personnes se livrent à tous les excès possibles alors que d’autres mettent fin à leurs jours, Hank, envers et contre tous, s’accroche. Il a un boulot à terminer.

Et rien, même l’apocalypse, ne pourra l’empêcher de résoudre son affaire.

Sans jamais se départir d’un prodigieux sens de l’intrigue et du suspens, Ben H Winters nous y propose une vision douloureusement convaincante d’un monde proche de l’agonie.

Le lecteur est tiraillé par cette interrogation lancinante : que ferions nous, que ferions nous réellement si nos jours étaient comptés.

 
Golden State

A shocking vision of our future that is one part Minority Report and one part Chinatown.

Lazlo Ratesic is 54, a 19-year veteran of the Speculative Service, from a family of law enforcement and in a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else. This is how Laz must, by law, introduce himself, lest he fail to disclose his true purpose or nature, and by doing so, be guilty of a lie.

Laz is a resident of The Golden State, a nation resembling California, where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life, and governance, increasingly impossible. There, surrounded by the high walls of compulsory truth-telling, knowingly contradicting the truth—the Objectively So—is the greatest possible crime. Stopping those crimes, punishing them, is Laz’s job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths—to “speculate” on what might have happened in the commission of a crime.

But the Golden State is far less a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the Objectively So requires a veritable panopticon of surveillance, recording, and record-keeping. And when those in control of the truth twist it for nefarious means, the Speculators may be the only ones with the power to fight back.

Golden State is a prescient, devastating commentary on humanity’s disintegrating attachment to reality and truth, expertly told through the prism of a police-procedural, dystopian nightmare. Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one.

Blake Crouch, author of DARK MATTER and TV series WAYWARD PINES
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Impact

« This is the end. »

Tragique, superbe et sans concession, la conclusion magistrale d’une série apocalyptique unique en son genre.

Les derniers jours sont arrivés. Ancien agent des forces de police de Concord (New Hampshire), Hank Palace a trouvé refuge dans les bois de Nouvelle-Angleterre, où d’anciens collègues se sont rassemblés pour attendre la fin. Mais son esprit n’est pas encore en paix. Il lui reste une affaire à régler, la plus importante peut-être : celle de la disparition de sa soeur Nico, qui semble liée aux activités d’un énigmatique culte pseudo-survivaliste qui entend encore sauver le monde, envers et contre tout.

L’humanité entre maintenant dans ses derniers soubresauts. En route pour l’Ohio, où l’attend manifestement une révélation tragique, l’inoxydable Hank, accompagné du chien Houdini et de son ami Cortez, découvre à bicyclette ce qui reste de l’Amérique : un monde en ruine et déserté par la technologie, un territoire hostile peuplé de gangs fanatiques, d’immigrants illégaux, de groupuscules religieux… et d’une communauté amish qui pourrait bien l’amener à reconsidérer toute sa perception des choses.

 
J-77

La fin du monde ? Elle arrive. Dans 77 jours maintenant, l’astéroïde 2011GV1 va s’écraser sur Terre, quelque part en Indonésie, et c’en sera fini de l’humanité.

Plutôt que de se lever le matin pour aller travailler, les Américains – et on les comprend – préfèrent concrétiser d’urgence la liste des 100 choses qu’ils ont envie de faire avant de mourir avec, évidemment, tous les excès que cela implique. Pourtant, il reste un homme, un seul, bien décidé à faire son job jusqu’au bout : Hank Palace, ancien flic de la police de Concord.

Déterminé à retrouver Brett Cavatone, le mari de sa nounou qui a mystérieusement disparu, Hank se lance dans une quête désespérée, et rien ne semble pouvoir l’arrêter. Mais son courage et sa droiture suffiront-ils ? Car rien n’est simple dans un pays livré à une anarchie sans nom, où l’électricité et les télécommunications ont rendu l’âme, où les pillages sont quotidiens et qui pourtant est synonyme de terre promise pour des milliers de personnes qui tentent de fuir la zone d’impact…

 
Manhattan Mayhem

An anthology of stories edited by Mary Higgins Clark

From Wall Street to Harlem, the borough of Manhattan is the setting for all-new stories of mystery, murder, and suspense, presented by best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark and featuring Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, S. J. Rozan, and other top Mystery Writers of America authors.

In Lee Child's "The Picture of the Lonely Diner," legendary drifter Jack Reacher interrupts a curious stand-off in the shadow of the Flatiron Building. In Jeffery Deaver's "The Baker of Bleecker Street," an Italian immigrant becomes ensnared in WWII espionage. And in "The Five-Dollar Dress," Mary Higgins Clark unearths the contents of a mysterious hope chest found in an apartment on Union Square. With additional stories from T. Jefferson Parker, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Pickard, Ben H. Winters, Brendan DuBois, Persia Walker, Jon L. Breen, N. J. Ayres, Angela Zeman, Thomas H. Cook, Judith Kelman, Margaret Maron, Justin Scott, and Julie Hyzy,Manhattan Mayhem is teeming with red herrings, likely suspects, and thoroughly satisfying mysteries.

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Underground Airlines

Now a New York Times bestseller!

It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred.

A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right-with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor's salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all-though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface.

Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost.

Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.

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