Elaine Chao
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Interspecies: Volume 1 (The Inlari Sagas)
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Includes "Babylon's Song," a finalist for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. Fifty years after first contact with the inlari, war ravaged the Earth, leaving New Zealand and Australia the victors and survivors, but at a devastating cost. As human and inlari factions compete against each other in the struggle for power and resources, some seek zealotry and dominance. Others strive for peace and unity--and with them, hope still lives.Interspecies is a shared-universe anthology containing four stories of transformation, survival, and the eternal search for meaning and purpose in a turbulent world. Can inlari and humans alike bridge the gap created by their prejudices? Or will one species forever rule the other? "The Memoriam" by M. J. Kelley: Kene, a young inlari disciple, learns his people's dark and complex history through direct memory transfer with his mentor. Kene's head fills with the memories and lives of the dead, as he's groomed to be the keeper of the remembrance. He's also charged with carrying out peace between the inlaris and the last free human city on New Zealand, but can he cope with the onslaught of memory? Can he survive his government's extremists and his ancient order's shameful secrets? "Underground Intelligence" by Elaine Chao: An-tíng is a hei-kè, one of the few technical experts in a human military group focused on gathering enough data to overthrow the inlari occupation. A routine mission--one she wasn't even supposed to be on--takes a surprising turn, making her reevaluate her place in society and the fragile relationship between humans and inlaris. "Transmission Interrupted" by Dana Leipold: Quinette Alteiri's father has disappeared, and there's no hope that he will return. Her mother, the leader of the inlari nation on New Zealand's North Island, has also suffered painful losses at the hands of humans, leaving her bitter and vengeful. Quinette finds solace in the arms of a human slave even though she knows it is forbidden, and it would shatter her mother. When Quinette and her lover find a mysterious device, Quinette sets off a series of events that eventually force her to make a decision: follow her destiny or forge a new future. "Babylon's Song" by Woelf Dietrich: At nine-years-old, Samantha Babylon's innocence is violently torn from her as she and her sister find themselves in New Zealand, now home to the inlari nation. Separated from her sister on arrival, a storm of guilt and fear threatens to rip Samantha apart as she clings to the fragile hope of uniting with her sibling, escaping the island, and returning to their beloved Barren Mountain in New South Wales.
 
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Armistice (The Inlari Sagas Book 0)
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Includes stories by 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalist Woelf Dietrich!Long ago, the aliens known as the inlaris lost their home world in a devastating attack. They traveled for eons searching for a new home. But their new home, Earth, was already taken. At first inlaris and humans brokered deals bringing Earth into a new golden age of collaboration. The golden age didn't last long...From hopeful stories of first contact and alien teamwork to tales of post-apocalyptic survival and brutal interspecies conflict, these narratives portray startling snapshots of peace and war with an intensity that only very short fiction can convey. Each author's unique stories enrich the shared, singular vision of the Inlari Sagas.This collection precedes the Interspecies Series--volumes of full-length stories--and presents 20 tales spanning the years of the inlaris arrival on Earth, the golden era, the Great War that eventually followed, and the interspecies conflicts that still rattle the world in the aftermath.
 
Midlife Happy Hour: Our Reward for Surviving Careers, Kids, and Chaos
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More than 40 million middle-aged women are tumbling over the hill laughing all the way because the kids are grown, their menstrual periods stopped, and they survived at least four decades of arbitrary rules dictated by a crabby universe. They went to work with varying degrees of success and they brought home the bacon but threw it in the freezer and ordered pizza. Now they're ready to celebrate the freedom of pending retirement because they know it's more fun to laugh hysterically than to stab someone with a fork and deal with the messy court case and inconvenient jail time. With her irreverent kiss-my-attitude, Elaine Ambrose shares her life experiences through a series of amusing anecdotes created to show women over age 50 that life is worth living out loud. Readers will learn how to remain relevant when the world ignores them, why their children are cute but should grow up and move out, how to cope when their aging parents forget their names, and why it's never too late to get serious about a passionate love life. She even throws in a few hints for fabulous fashion and decorating ideas for lazy people. This creative collection of humorous, gluten-free, and non-fattening stories will encourage midlife friends to grab an adult beverage and order two laughs for the price of one as the appropriate reward for surviving careers, kids, and chaos. It's time for Midlife Happy Hour!
 
Focus On: 100 Most Popular Spouses of United States Senators: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Taylor, Elaine Chao, ... Bennett Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, etc.
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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Focus On books are made out of collections of Wikipedia articles regrouping the most informative and popular articles about a specific subject. The Focus On books are a result of a substantial editorial work of selecting and grouping relevant articles together in order to create a valuable source of information about specific subjects. This book does not contain tables, illustrations or illustration descriptions. Focus On (an imprint of OK Publishing) charges for the convenience service of formatting these e-books. We donate a part of our net income after taxes to the Wikimedia Foundation from the sales of all e-books based on Wikipedia content. You can access the original Wikipedia articles on the internet free of charge.
 
Matter Over Mind: Cosmos, Chaos, and Curiosity
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"Walker's erudition is astounding-there is very little of intellectual interest that is not covered by this book, and she provides one of the most accessible introductions to chaos theory available." -Kirkus Reviews Matter Over Mind begins with a thought-provoking journey through the Cosmos to illustrate the startling contrast between nature's chaotic but rich processes, and the human mind's organized but underperforming habits. This book reveals how humanity could achieve even greater heights if we allow ourselves to rethink how we think. Chaos theory, which is wonderfully explained in this book, is a foundational recipe in nature and large group behavior. Abstract thinking is the opposite force that leads to frustrating inconsistencies in society and even limitations in technology. Viewing the world through both lenses illuminates the deeper dynamics of the world and a better way forward for humanity. Elaine Walker is an electronic musician with a deep interest in philosophy and chaos theory. Being raised by two loving mathematics professors provided her with a natural appreciation for mathematics. Her Masters thesis at New York University was on using chaos dynamics to compose and perform music. Elaine has regularly volunteered for the NewSpace community, promoting the idea of humans living in space. She spent five summers in the High Arctic on the NASA Haughton-Mars Project. She is a proponent of longevity and a member of the cryonics organization, Alcor. See also: http://MatterOverMind.com
 
Chaos Unbound: A Jewish Childhood in Nazi Berlin
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We spied on our families, just like the Hitler Youth had exhorted us to do, but not to catch them in the midst of illicit or illegal acts. We had a different purpose: We wanted to keep our grown-ups alive and away from the police. This was not always easy.” — Elaine V. Siegel, from "Chaos Unbound" In 1925, Charlotte Resca, a German-Jewish girl of 18 years, was so enamored of her handsome German-Protestant fiancé that she followed him to America. There they would would marry and begin a new life. The marriage failed, but not before a daughter, Elaine, was born on December 29, 1928. In the summer of 1931, Charlotte, unaware of the horror soon to unfold, left her husband and returned to Berlin with her two-and-a-half-year-old Jewish daughter. Beautiful and ambitious, she would pursue a career in banking while her child was raised by the grandparents. Young Elaine would bond with her remarkable maternal grandmother, a midwife, herbal healer, and counselor of local renown, and grow up with an odd assortment of friends, neighbors, and relations, Jewish and Gentile, wealthy and impoverished, pro- and anti-Nazi. There is drama in this memoir of a Jewish childhood in Nazi Berlin. The tightening grip of anti-Semitism, the transformation of local ne’er-do-wells into imperious Brownshirts, the marginalization and degradation of shopkeepers and merchants who resisted Nazi blandishments, and the visceral disgust of many Germans for Hitler — all are woven into a story whose very intimacy captures the largeness of its historical moment. It is especially the young Elaine’s clarity of vision — her keen understanding of what was happening around her and what was required to safeguard herself and “her adults” — that pulls the reader along in this gripping account of Jewish survival in the eye of the Nazi storm.“Elaine Siegel presents us with the fascinating story of her survival as a Jewish child in Nazi Berlin. Full of detail and laced with pungent observations of the adults around her, Siegel’s memoir recreates the child’s view of, and emotional reactions to, the Nazi coming to power with astuteness and clarity.” — Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth CollegeAbout the AuthorNow in retirement in Wayland, MA after a long and distinguished career as both a psychoanalyst and registered dance therapist, Elaine V. Siegel is widely published in both German and English and has lectured extensively in the United States and Europe.
 
Armistice: The Inlari Sagas
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Long ago, the aliens known as the inlaris lost their home world in a devastating attack. They traveled for eons searching for a new home. But their new home, Earth, was already taken. At first inlaris and humans brokered deals bringing Earth into a new golden age of collaboration. The golden age didn’t last long... From hopeful stories of first contact and alien teamwork to tales of post-apocalyptic survival and brutal interspecies conflict, these narratives portray startling snapshots of peace and war with an intensity that only very short fiction can convey. Each author’s unique stories enrich the shared, singular vision of the Inlari Sagas. This collection precedes the Interspecies Series—volumes of full-length stories—and presents 20 tales spanning the years of the inlaris arrival on Earth, the golden era, the Great War that eventually followed, and the interspecies conflicts that still rattle the world in the aftermath.
 
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