Gavin de Becker's A Gift of Fear means to scare you for your own good. In de Becker's opinion, fear is a gift for sensing danger; it is an important survival instinct that should be respected and, more importantly, acted upon. To illustrate his point, de Becker opens with the story of Kelly: One evening she returned to her apartment building to find the door inexplicably unlocked. Slowly clues amassed and she realized that someone had broken into her unit. No single clue told her of the danger lurking within but she heeded her fear and narrowly escaped with her life. By treating her fear rationally, Kelly managed to walk away from a near fatal encounter with a serial rapist and murderer. Through numerous such vignettes, de Becker persuades us to trust the counsel of fear.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780440508830
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Published: Dell - May 11th, 1999

In The Gap Series, Stephen R. Donaldson combines hi-tech space travel, interplanetary war and economic brinksmanship between civilizations that span entire galaxies. Like Frank Herbert’s Dune, The Gap is a rich, complicated and tightly woven story told through the eyes of a small cast of characters. Unlike Dune, The Gap is harsh, gritty and violent. Enjoy the ride as you follow the exploits of the deeply scarred yet sexy Cpt. Nick Succorso, his nemesis, the warped Angus Thermopylae and the glorious but broken Lt. Morn Hyland. The “Real Story” emerges in the precarious balance between huge corporations, high-stakes politics, alien invasion and the fate of man’s very humanity.

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ISBN: 9780553295092
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Published: Spectra - June 1st, 1992

The Amber Series by Roger Zelazny is a fascinating study of family dynamics spanning time, worlds and realities. Suffering from amnesia, Corwin awakens in a hospital to discover that his medical bills paid by a sister he doesn’t remember. After a visit to her and the discovery of a potent set of Tarot Cards, Corwin realizes that the Earth he knows is only a shadow of the world in which he reigns as a Prince. The more he discovers about his complicated and dangerous family and their connection to the Tarot, the more he delves into the worlds of Amber and it’s mirror image, Remba. The Amber Series made a mark on science fiction with its admixture of fantasy and mysticism and by dramatizing dynastic gamesmanship in an intricate social structure. Highly recommended.

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ISBN: 9780380809066
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Published: Harper Voyager - March 30th, 2010

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