Daily Deals: Dawn, Sean Griswold’s Head and Tumble Eggs
Today Amazon offers Dawn (Xenogenesis Trilogy) by Octavia E. Butler just for $1.99.
Rescued from Earth’s destruction, one woman is called upon to revive mankind.
Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before.
The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations—whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet’s untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Some words about the Author
Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to international prominence as a science fiction writer. Incorporating powerful, spare language and rich, well-developed characters, her work tackled race, gender, religion, poverty, power, politics, and science in a way that touched readers of all backgrounds. Butler was a towering figure in life and in her art and the world noticed; highly acclaimed by reviewers, she received numerous awards, including a MacArthur “genius” grant, both the Hugo and Nebula awards, the Langston Hughes Medal, as well as a PEN Lifetime Achievement award.
Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt is another book sold by Amazon with great discount.
You can look at something every day and never really see it. Payton Gritas looks at the back of Sean Griswold’s head in most of her classes and has for as long as she can remember. They’ve been linked since third grade (Griswold-Gritas; it’s an alphabetical order thing), but aside form loaning Sean countless number-two pencils, she’s never really noticed him.
Then Payton’s guidance counselor tells her she needs a focus object–something to concentrate her emotions on while she deals with her dad’s multiple scleorsis. The object is supposed to be inanimate, but Payton chooses Sean Griswold’s head. It’s much cuter than the atom models or anything else she stares at! As Payton starts stalking–er, focusing on–Sean’s big blond head, her research quickly grows into something a little less scientific and a lot more crush-like. And once she really gets inside his head, Payton also lets Sean into her guarded heart. But obsessing over Sean won’t fix Payton’s fear of her dad’s illness. For that, she’ll have to focus on herself.
Some words about the Author
Lindsey Leavitt is a former elementary school teacher. She married her high-school lab partner and now lives in Nevada with her husband and three little girls. She is also the author of Princess for Hire.
As usual Amazon makes an one game free daily. Today it is Tumble Eggs.
A hen has been left on the beam of a farm house by a careless worker while the egg basket remains on the ground. Can the hen lay her eggs into the basket? She’ll need your help! Rack your brains and apply your physics knowledge to move every possible equipment: a spring, a wood board, a conveyor belt… and more.
Your goal is to get as many eggs into the basket as you can. Can you help the hen?
- Simple to use gestures for egg launching fun!
- Physics based features for kids to learn about the pull of gravity.
- Multiple levels and props to challenge you as you progress through the game.
- Hen-errific laughter and enjoyment!