The Rift

The Rift Author Alex Perry
ISBN-10 9780297871248
Release 2015-09-10
Pages 320
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Alex Perry's lyrical exploration of the new Africa reveals the continent at a time of extraordinary change. Taking the Great Rift Valley - the geological fault that will eventually tear Africa in two - as his central metaphor, Perry explores the split between a resurgent Africa and a world at odds with its rise. Africa has long been misunderstood - and abused - by outsiders. Perry travelled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents and jihadis, among many others. Opening with a devastating investigation into a largely unreported war crime in Somalia in 2011, he finds Africa at a moment of furious self-assertion. This is a remade continent, defiantly rising from centuries of oppression to become an economic and political titan: where cash is becoming a thing of the past, where astronomers are unlocking the origin of life and where, twenty-five years after Live Aid, Ethiopia's first yuppies are traders on an electronic food exchange. Yet, as Africa finally wins the substance of its freedom, it must confront the three last false prophets of Islamists, dictators and aid workers, who would keep it in its bonds. Beautifully written, intimately reported and passionately argued, THE RIFT is a vivid and provocative look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again.



Running the Rift

Running the Rift Author Naomi Benaron
ISBN-10 9781780740782
Release 2012-01-04
Pages 384
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Jean Patrick dreams of running in the Olympics, and with gruelling training he soon beats a world qualifying time. But his chances of success are threatened by the ethnic tensions erupting all around him. When Hutu violence against Tutsis finally crescendos and his homeland Rwanda is wracked by unforgivable atrocities, Jean Patrick, a Tutsi, has no choice but to run for his life abandoning fatherland, family, and the woman he loves. Finding them again will be the race of his life. Following a decade in Rwanda’s history through the eyes of one boy, Running the Rift is a wrenching tale of a people’s collective trauma, of lives lost, and loves salvaged.



Rift

Rift Author Andrea Cremer
ISBN-10 9781101581292
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 464
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Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy! Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind. With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels. "A great new book that will leave you breathless.” –Romantic Times From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Rift

The Rift Author Nina Allan
ISBN-10 9781785650390
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 432
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Selena and Julie are sisters. As children they were closest companions, but as they grow towards maturity, a rift develops between them. There are greater rifts, however. Julie goes missing at the age of seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her again. When Julie reappears, she tells Selena an incredible story about how she has spent time on another planet. Selena has an impossible choice to make: does she dismiss her sister as a damaged person, the victim of delusions, or believe her, and risk her own sanity in the process? Is Julie really who she says she is, and if she isn't, what does she have to gain by claiming her sister's identity? The Rift is a novel about the illusion we call reality, the memories shared between people and the places where those memories diverge, a story about what might happen when the assumptions we make about the world and our place in it are called into question.



Beyond the Rift

Beyond the Rift Author Peter Watts
ISBN-10 9781616961268
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 240
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Skillfully combining complex science with finely executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the always-shifting border between the known and the alien. The beauty and peril of technology and the passion and penalties of conviction merge in stories that are by turns dark, satiric, bold, and introspective. A seemingly humanized monster from John Carpenter’s The Thing reveals the true villains in an Antarctic showdown. An artificial intelligence shields a biologically-enhanced prodigy from her overwhelmed parents. A deep-sea diver discovers that her true nature lies not within the confines of her mission but in the depths of her psyche. A court psychologist analyzes a psychotic graduate student who has learned to reprogram reality itself. A father tries to hold his broken family together in the wake of an ongoing assault by sentient rainstorms. Gorgeously saturnine and exceptionally powerful, these collected fictions are both intensely thought-provoking and impossible to forget.



Rift

Rift Author Richard Cox
ISBN-10 9780345478481
Release 2004-06-29
Pages 272
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In an age where reality and science fiction are colliding, Richard Cox’s extraordinary debut thriller takes its place as an all-too-believable novel of white-knuckle adventure. For when an ordinary man makes one great leap for mankind, he triggers a chain of events that endangers his life, fractures his certainty, and plunges everyone he knows into a place where nothing is what it seems. Cameron Fisher is bored. With his wife, Misty. With his job as an accountant at NeuroStor, the high-tech microchip firm. With everything about his life—until he is offered five million dollars to test a secret new technology that uses a wrinkle in quantum physics to transmit matter from one place to another. His employer’s high-stakes brainchild is ready for its first human test. And Cameron Fisher is all too happy to oblige. One moment Cameron is sitting naked in a seven-by-seven-foot metal room in Houston; the next second he is in a laboratory in Phoenix—trembling now not with fear but joy. Within hours, Cameron will be free to go home. But first there is a celebratory drink—and a strange and scintillating meeting with a spectacularly beautiful woman. Then he’s being followed by men with guns . . . and suddenly Cameron is running, stumbling, falling into a world that looks like his own, but in which he has become a ragged stranger, accused of murder and pursued by people who want him dead. It appears that NeuroStor’s invention has changed Cameron. Next, it will change the entire world. With its stunning twists, sensual adventure, and raw, psychological suspense, Rift takes readers on a thrill-a-second ride to one last amazing choice for Cameron Fisher. A gripping and utterly satisfying work of storytelling magic, Rift asks the ultimate question: What if you had to die to find out what it really means to be alive? From the Hardcover edition.



The Rift

The Rift Author Frederica Pratter
ISBN-10 9781450226981
Release 2010-06
Pages 336
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The Rift is a non-stop adventure that combines the symbolism of Michaelangelos Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel with all of the intrigue and suspense of the best thrillers and mysteries. This international thriller explores the origin of the human spirit, based on the most recent scientific research, including the latest discoveries in anthropology, space exploration, astronomy, and DNA-research. The reader is whisked away on an amazing, action packed journey from the Valley of the Rift, Africa, Cambridge, New York, and the Vatican, to Southern China, Hong Kong, and back again. Trying to solve the eternal puzzle of what makes us human is a thrill all by itself. The authors imagination combines both the scientific and religious explanations of humanitys origins within this fast moving story. Book cover: The Creation by Michaelangelo. The finger of God touches Adam with the spark (image courtesy of NASA) that makes us human.



Rift

Rift Author Beverley Birch
ISBN-10 9781405249362
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 304
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An edge-of-your-seat mystery-thriller from Beverley Birch. In a vast African landscape four teenagers and a journalist vanish without a trace from a camp below a steep rock ridge, 'Chomlaya'. As Ella, the sister of one of the missing girls, helps Inspector Murothi piece together what happened, she realises there are terrifying possibilities for her sister and the four others. There has been sinister behaviour and bullying in the camp where the missing were staying. Has there been foul play? Then one of the missing turns up - but with no memory of what has happened . . . As the search helicopters continue their constant hum over the rock ridge, Ella and the Inspector begin to wonder whether they are already too late . . . Fans of Julia Golding’s Girl on the Run series will love Rift. ‘Rift is that delightful thing, a book which holds you from the first page’ – Marcus Sedgwick, Guardian



Rift

Rift Author Todd Robert Petersen
ISBN-10 9780978797188
Release 2009-09
Pages 350
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Jens Thorsen's retirement is not what his wife, Lila, was expecting. Rather than tending to things around the house, Thorsen has thrown himself into a life of charity: visiting the sick, the widowed, and the incarcerated. Between these acts of service, Thorsen finds the time to nurse his feud with local bishop Darrell Bunker. The two have hated each other for as long as anyone in Sanpete, Utah, can remember. Even though the valley is much too small for the both of them, Thorsen and the bishop have managed a tense ceasefire that allows daily life to carry on. But when the bishop's daughter moves home, there are suddenly too many egos in one place, and Sanpete starts to pull apart at the seams.



The Rift

The Rift Author V. Y. Mudimbe
ISBN-10 0816623120
Release 1993
Pages 126
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The Rift explores textuality, writing, solitude, and death in the context of contemporary African life, and at the same time examines the constitution and materiality of African subjectivity. V. Y. Mudimbe's writing is provocative, demanding, and distinctly modernist. In its compelling exploration of the production of African knowledge within or outside the interstices of imperial space, The Rift contributes significantly to contemporary debates about the liminal subject split - to use Homi Bhabha's phrase - "between the here and the there" - and most important, about issues of power and post-colonial epistemology.



Rift

Rift Author Richard Cox
ISBN-10 9780345478481
Release 2004-06-29
Pages 272
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In an age where reality and science fiction are colliding, Richard Cox’s extraordinary debut thriller takes its place as an all-too-believable novel of white-knuckle adventure. For when an ordinary man makes one great leap for mankind, he triggers a chain of events that endangers his life, fractures his certainty, and plunges everyone he knows into a place where nothing is what it seems. Cameron Fisher is bored. With his wife, Misty. With his job as an accountant at NeuroStor, the high-tech microchip firm. With everything about his life—until he is offered five million dollars to test a secret new technology that uses a wrinkle in quantum physics to transmit matter from one place to another. His employer’s high-stakes brainchild is ready for its first human test. And Cameron Fisher is all too happy to oblige. One moment Cameron is sitting naked in a seven-by-seven-foot metal room in Houston; the next second he is in a laboratory in Phoenix—trembling now not with fear but joy. Within hours, Cameron will be free to go home. But first there is a celebratory drink—and a strange and scintillating meeting with a spectacularly beautiful woman. Then he’s being followed by men with guns . . . and suddenly Cameron is running, stumbling, falling into a world that looks like his own, but in which he has become a ragged stranger, accused of murder and pursued by people who want him dead. It appears that NeuroStor’s invention has changed Cameron. Next, it will change the entire world. With its stunning twists, sensual adventure, and raw, psychological suspense, Rift takes readers on a thrill-a-second ride to one last amazing choice for Cameron Fisher. A gripping and utterly satisfying work of storytelling magic, Rift asks the ultimate question: What if you had to die to find out what it really means to be alive? From the Hardcover edition.



Rift in Time

Rift in Time Author Michael Phillips
ISBN-10 0842355006
Release 2000-06-26
Pages 480
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Archaeologist Adam Livingstone makes a major discovery that causes ripples in the scientific community around the world. Adam is led to another major find that will dwarf his discovery of Noah's ark.



Rift

Rift Author Kay Kenyon
ISBN-10 9780307780300
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 528
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There is a fine line between transformation and ruin.... Twenty-four-year-old Reeve Calder has spent his life on a high-tech space station, watching as terraforming gradually fails on his home planet of Lithia--a failure that has doomed the colonists stranded there to short, brutish lives. Reeve's dream has always been to rebuild Lithia. But when a mysterious explosion destroys the station, forcing Reeve to crash-land on Lithia's blood-hued soil, he soon learns that the reality of saving a dying planet is quite different from what he imagined. For Gabriel Bonhert, former captain of the space station, has set in motion a world cataclysm, using a fatal probe that will travel down the fiery pathway of a deep mantle plume. Now, to save the homeland he has never known, Reeve is caught in a race against time to reach Bonhert's base in the Rift Valley, a remote volcanic gateway to the hidden heart of Lithia. His staunchest ally may be a feral girl who alone seems enthralled by what Lithia is becoming, and whose enigmatic past holds the key to startling possibilities. As the old Lithia struggles to be reborn in a tide of toxic red flora creeping across the oxygen-starved planet, Reeve forges onward, coming into conflict with savage enclaves of colonists, a doomsday genemorphing cult, and a mysterious alien race with its own intentions for the planet--intentions that may include humanity's slavery or their terrible transformation.... From the Paperback edition.



Rift

Rift Author Peter Cole
ISBN-10 1886449627
Release 1997-10
Pages 93
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In the long poems and lyrics of this collection, a poignant vision emerges -- of Jerusalem, The Bible, Jewish liturgical writing, but also of the secular mystery hidden in the Hebrew tradition. Originally published in a special artist's edition, this much acclaimed book presents an original voice of the highest intensity.



The Rift

The Rift Author Peter David
ISBN-10 9780743420082
Release 2001-04-13
Pages 274
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Every thirty-three years, a rift in space connects the Federation with a mysterious race called the Calligar who live on a planet hundreds of light years away -- much too far to travel in a Starship. Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise™ are dispatched to transport a Federation delegation of diplomats, scholars and scientists who will travel to Calligar directly during the brief period of time that the rift will be open. Mr. Spock leads the Federation party as they travel by shuttle through the rift just as a group of the aliens arrive in Federation space. The meetings go smoothly until the Calligar take Spock's party hostage and Kirk discovers that the aliens are keeping a deadly secret. With angry Tellarite and Andorain fleets ready to attack the Calligar, Kirk must save Spock and the others before war breaks out and the rift closes for another fifty years.



Rift in Evil

Rift in Evil Author Ken X Briggs
ISBN-10 9781450250900
Release 2010-09-02
Pages 208
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Mine accident or murder? The town of Zuideville is dropped into a spiral of evil causing a young man and a beautiful but abused woman to launch into an investigation that unveils an evil conspiracy. Can they cause a rift in evil? Is there time? A horrific mining accident results in Joshua Robyn’s father being killed. Joshua struggles both with himself and his townsfolk as he tries to make sense of an incomprehensible situation. Is it an accident or a murder? Why is there a seeming link to evil? Why is his work environment suddenly threatening? What is the conspiracy about and what are they trying to do? As action moves dramatically from exotic African grasslands to the heart of North America’s cities, the plot unfolds and the pace quickens. Will there be time? Why is a beautiful abused young woman in the center of this plot? Evil tendrils tighten on their lives and the interplay between the visible and invisible world shows opposing forces at work. Will there be a rift in evil? Will they be able to stop the evil in time?



The Rift of Dawn

The Rift of Dawn Author Wynelle Williamson
ISBN-10 9781597816342
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 176
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What was life like for girls growing up in the South following the Civil War? Through many struggles and trying events, Dawn learns the truth of Romans 8:28, RAll things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.