In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.,But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn???t a primary concern.,On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ???droid ??? a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as ???Murderbot.??? Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.,But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing???his first book of poetry in more than twenty years???during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California’s Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author’s playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous. An international sensation, Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen’s artistry with language worldwide recognition.