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Fledgling

Fledgling

A Novel

  • Author: Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 9781583228043
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

From Fledgling to Eagle

From Fledgling to Eagle

The South African Air Force During the Border War

  • Author: Dick Lord
  • Publisher: 30° South Publishers
  • ISBN: 1920143300
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defences of the time. From Fledgling to Eagle chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the 'Border War' that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the major South African Defence Force (SADF) operations from Ongulumbashe to the 'April Fools' Day war' in 1989. Dick Lord, who writes in a 'from the cockpit' style, has drawn on his own first-hand operational reports and diaries, incorporating anecdotes from dozens of aviators from a wide variety of squadrons—Buccaneers, Canberras, Mirages, Impalas, Bosboks, C-160s and -130s, Dakotas and helicopters. He also expands on the close relationship the SAAF had with the ground troops in a variety of operations—such units as the Parabats, Recces and Koevoet. However, Lord studies the broader ramifications of the conflict in that it was not a simple black–white war. Angola was really just a sideshow for the Soviets who wanted to bleed the SAAF in a war of attrition before attempting total domination of South Africa—their ultimate goal. He is unafraid to admit SADF mistakes—of Operations Hooper and Packer he says: "Lines of communications were too long to ably support the battle, which is why we did not clear them off the east bank of the Cuito River and why they captured the three Oliphant tanks which was their only propaganda victory." Although he gives credit to the enemy when they put up a stiff fight, he clearly outlines the overwhelming South African successes and dispels, in accurate detail, all enemy claims by giving an accurate account of each battle. He says: "I agree with General Geldenhuys that we thrashed them severely on the Lomba in '85 and '87 ... much recent publicity has also been given to the so-called victory of the Forces of Liberation [SWAPO, MPLA, and 50,000 Cubans and Soviets] over the SADF at Cuito Cuanavale in 1988. Nothing could be further from the truth—it is blatant propaganda." Brigadier-General Dick Lord joined the Royal Navy as an air cadet in 1958, where he qualified as a fighter pilot. Flying Sea Venoms and Sea Vixens, he served on board the aircraft carriers Centaur, Victorious, Hermes and Ark Royal on cruises around the world. In the mid '60s, he was selected for a two-year exchange tour with the US Navy, flying A4 Skyhawks and F4 Phantoms out of San Diego, California. He completed tours of air warfare instruction, flying Hunters out of the naval air stations at Lossiemouth, Scotland and Brawdy, Wales. He returned to South Africa in early '70s and joined the South African Air Force (SAAF), flying Impalas, Sabres and Mirage IIIs. During the Border War, he commanded 1 Squadron, flying Mirage F1AZs into Angola, followed by running air force operations out of Oshikati, Windhoek and SAAF Headquarters in Pretoria. A highlight of his career was organizing the successful fly-past of 76 aircraft for Nelson Mandela's inauguration as President of South Africa in 1994.

Fledgling, Second Edition

Fledgling, Second Edition

  • Author: Sharon Lee,Steve Miller
  • Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1625791224
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 274
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Now with new Content by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller! Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado, a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning. Both Theo's mother, Kamele, and Kamele's onagrata Jen Sar Kiladi, are professors at the university, and they all live comfortably together, just like they have for all of Theo's life, in Jen Sar's house at the outskirts of town. Suddenly, though, Theo's life changes. Kamele leaves Jen Sar and moves herself and Theo back into faculty housing, which is not what Theo is used to. Once settled back inside the Wall, Kamele becomes embroiled in faculty politics, and is appointed sub-chair of her department. Meanwhile, Theo, who has a notation in her file indicating that she is "physically challenged" has a series of misadventures, including pulling her best friend down on the belt-ride to class, and hurting a team mate during a scavage game. With notes piling up in her file, Theo only wants to go "home," to the house in the suburbs, and have everything just like it used to be. Then, Kamele uncovers evidence of possible dishonest scholarship inside of her department. In order to clear the department, she and a team of senior professors must go off-world to perform a forensic document search. Theo hopes this will mean that she'll be left in the care of the man she calls "Father," Professor Kiladi, and is horrified to learn that Kamele means to bring Theo with her! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Fledgling

Fledgling

The Shapeshifter Chronicles, Book 1

  • Author: Natasha Brown
  • Publisher: Natasha Brown
  • ISBN: 0615591736
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 242
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FLEDGLING was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and is inspired by the author’s own daughter who was born with heart defects. What People Are Saying- "Love, Love, Love this book! I really enjoyed this book. The romance was slow paced yet beautifully crafted. Its refreshing to see young adults taking their time to know each before assuming an instant relationship. The heroine learns to accept her dire circumstances and approaches life with new found hope. The hero is patient, yet willful and strong, when it comes to taking care of all he holds dear. Together they have a natural and loving bond, that will gracefully transcend into the years to come." "I had a great time reading this book! ... I didn't see that coming!" "I am a firm believer that you can never hear too many good things and I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your book... I can not wait to see what you have next. I hope you intend to finish the sequel/series. I hate not knowing how things end." Look for books 2 & 3 in the Shapeshifter Chronicles, Prodigy & Emergent- available NOW! Book Description: Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan. Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there’s more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana’s delicate heart…

The Fledgling

The Fledgling

  • Author: Lynn Sonnier
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557469953
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Fledgling

The Fledgling

  • Author: Sean Clancy
  • Publisher: Booktango
  • ISBN: 1468904302
  • Category: Fiction
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The Fledgling Handbook

The Fledgling Handbook

House of Night 12

  • Author: P. C. Cast
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 074812604X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Merry meet, fledgling. I trust this guide will serve you well... Every vampyre fledgling who arrives at the House of Night receives a copy of The Fledgling Handbook 101, and now, fans can have one, too, with this gorgeous must-have edition. Inside you'll find original stories, the complete vampyre history, inside info into rituals, vamp biology, and the Change, and much more.

The Fledgling

The Fledgling

  • Author: C. K. Osborne
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1481793012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 362
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Imperial China in 5BC was a divided country where belief in religions; mysticism and politics were interwoven together. 10 year old Su Ling, growing up in poor surroundings was soon to discover that 'the honour' bestowed on her by her parents meant abandonment to the work-rooms of the local Grand Administrator in his vast complex of buildings. In the workhouse, the disciplined lifestyle required stamina and sacrifice. She was later transferred to The Temple of the Heavenly Bird where she was to become a 'chosen one' for a secret esoteric group and educated in the ancient mysteries. Through two traumatic episodes in her life, where the sense of loss overwhelmed her; there gradually came a transformation. The quiet obedient child became a fierce creature who felt betrayed by the group she had sworn an allegiance to. Her rage knew no bounds as she risked her own life by expressing her contempt for her Masters' and colleagues alike. After a supernatural disclosure about the torment she had suffered; there gradually came a sense of peace which enabled her to continue to carry out her duties helping to fight evil within the temple, and throughout the country beyond.

The Fledgling

The Fledgling

  • Author: William W. Whitson
  • Publisher: Cogent Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780925776099
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 472
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This is a fast-moving portrait of the heady early days of aviation enriched by an insightful portrait of American life and love in those colorful years.

Fledgling Eagle

Fledgling Eagle

The Politics of Air Power

  • Author: Mark Andrews
  • Publisher: Stamford House Publishing
  • ISBN: 1904985580
  • Category: Air warfare
  • Page: 408
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From the days of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, military and political opinion was divided as to the role of aeroplanes in warfare. Politics, vested interests and personal antipathies, all played a part in defining the development and structure of the newly formed RAF. This military aviation book outlines the history of the RAF.