Description : Get caught up in the world of Unwind with this eBook collection of Unwind; its sequel, UnWholly; and a bonus companion story. In the world of Unwind, to be a teenager is to risk being unwound—having your body dismantled and all the parts distributed for transplant. This eBook collection includes Unwind; UnStrung: an Unwind story; and UnWholly. In Unwind, follow the breathtaking adventures of three teens on the run: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents’ tenth child, whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. Between the end of Unwind and the beginning of its sequel, UnWholly, there is UnStrung—an exclusive short story that provides an unprecedented look at how Lev becomes someone willing to do the unthinkable. And in UnWholly, Connor, Lev, and Risa meet Cam—a futuristic Frankenstein made entirely out of the parts of other Unwinds—and question humanity itself in the process.
Description : Unwinding - the process by which a child is both terminated yet kept alive. With breath-taking suspense Unwindis a chilling futuristic tale of ethics and morality combined with fast-paced non-stop action. This ebook boxed set includes Unwind, and Unwholly, plus a bonus companion story, Unstrung. In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would 'unwind' them. Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs and Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together through desperation, these unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing all the while that their lives are hanging in the balance…
Description : "Tarnished Utopia" - Allan Winchester, an American paratrooper, is taken prisoner during WW2. But Allan manages to escape to Munich where he meets an attractive German lady. Their fates intertwine when while fleeing from the Germans they take refuge in an abandoned cave and find themselves thousands of years in the future! "Train for Flushing" and the "Vengeance in Her Bones" are two famous science fiction novellas by Jameson. Malcolm Jameson (1891–1945) was an American Golden Age science fiction author whose writing career began when complications of throat cancer limited his activity as a naval officer. Drawing from his experiences of navy and warfare he gave a personal touch to all of his stories.
Description : This volume provides a state of the art survey of research trends in parallel functional programming. The text is divided into two sections: the first section gives comprehensive introductions to key issues such as: foundations, programming constructs, proof, architectures, and implementations; the second comprises shorter summaries of research areas which are either of particular interest at the moment, or which promise to provide key developments in the near future. Topics covered here include: coordination languages, performance monitoring; data flow programming; explicit parallelism; BSP and cost modelling. Contributions have been commissioned by key researchers and practitioners in the area, including several from the US and Canada where this is an area of increasing interest. Research Directions in Parallel Functional Programming will be of interest to researchers, (post)graduate students and practitioners in all relevant areas.