Orbiting the planet is an asteroid-starship containing the civilization of Thistledown, humanity’s future descendants. Legacy: in the stunning prequel to eon and eternity, an agent of the masters of the Way—a man-made tunnel through countless dimensions—follows a renegade fanatic and his four thousand acolytes to a remarkable world of flora/fauna hybrids, where he is plunged into the terrible chaos of a raging civil war.
For decades, they have worked to heal their world and its survivors, but their resources are finite. Eon: as nuclear tensions rapidly reach a breaking point in a volatile twenty-first century, a hollowed-out asteroid appears, mysteriously hovering above the Earth’s surface. This saga of parallel universes from a hugo and Nebula Award–winning author “may be the best constructed hard SF epic yet” The Washington Post.
The Eon Series: Legacy, Eon, and Eternity #ad - This masterful science fiction saga has no equal in contemporary speculative fiction. . They need to reopen the way, a gate that would not only benefit Earth but also help the asteroid’s residents return home. One of the world’s preeminent new york times–bestselling authors of hard science fiction mesmerizes readers with a mind-expanding, three-volume masterwork about the creation of an alternate universe that breaks down all barriers of time and space, and its consequences for future and past generations.
RelicDel Rey #ad - Though the myssari are determined to resurrect the human race, using Ruslan’s genetic material, all he wants for himself and his species is oblivion. The plot spans galaxies!”—hugo and nebula award–winning author Greg Bear“The stunning plot of Foster’s stand-alone novel will intrigue readers for not only the ‘last man in the universe’ trope but also the well-developed alien species.
A true first contact novel on many different levels. Library journal“foster’s sympathetic novel successfully surveys human frailty, the tendency not to learn from history, and an enduring capacity for adaptation and emotional attachment. Publishers weekly“foster’s high-concept novel is a gripping tale of serenity amid sorrow.
Relic #ad - World magazine . That man is ruslan, the sole known surviving human being in the universe. The last known human searches the galaxy for companionship in a brilliant standalone novel from the legendary author of the Pip & Flinx series. A provocative read. The washington post once homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy.
. But then the myssari make ruslan an extraordinary offer: In exchange for his cooperation, perhaps, they will do everything in their considerable power to find the lost home world of his species—an all-but-mythical place called Earth—and, another living human.
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - While time runs out for the passengers and crew, rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the unpredictable conditions of the lunar environment. Expanding the moon’s population hinges on building a thriving tourist industry. But when a prototype tourist craft called the Selene encounters a moonquake, the ship plummets under a vast body of liquid-fine moondust called the Sea of Thirst.
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - With some superbly ingenious and exciting new twists. Daily Express. Nominated for the hugo award in 1963, this brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension sure to appeal to fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian. The best book yet about man’s most dramatic journey, the most exciting science fiction novel for years.
Evening standard “Expertly told and cruelly exciting to the end. The sunday times “Extremely good . . . A “superbly ingenious” classic of space survival from the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey—one of science fiction’s most influential grandmasters Daily Express.
Galactic EmpiresNight Shade Books #ad - Here then is a diverse collection of stories that asks the questions that science fiction asks best. Snodgrass - “seven years from home” by naomi Novik - “Verthandi’s Ring” by Ian McDonald. The idiom of the galactic Empire allows science fiction writers to ask and answer questions that are shorn of contemporary political ideologies and allegiances.
From E. As the speed of travel and rates of effective communication increase, so too does the size and reach of an Imperial bureaucracy. Sic itur ad astra—“Thus one journeys to the stars. At the beginning of the twentieth century, writers such as Kipling and Twain were at the forefront of these kinds of narrative observations, but as the century drew to a close, it was writers like Iain M.
What social, shape, and economic issues do the organizing structure of “empire” address? Often the size, and fates of empires are determined not only by individuals, natural forces, political, but by geography, and technology. This simple narrative slight of hand allows readers and writers to see questions and answers from new and different perspectives.
Galactic Empires #ad - The stories in this book do just that. That tradition continues today, with award-winning writers like Ann Leckie, whose 2013 debut novel Ancillary Justice hinges upon questions of imperialism and empire. Buckell - “the colonel returns to the stars” by robert silverberg - “the Impossibles” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - “Utriusque Cosmi” by Robert Charles Wilson - “Section Seven” by John G.
Hemry - “the invisible empire of ascending light” by ken scholes - “the man with the golden balloon” by Robert Reed - “Looking Through Lace” by Ruth Nestvold - “A Letter from the Emperor” by Steve Rasnic Tem - “The Wayfarer’s Advice” by Melinda M.
Colony Mars Ultimate Edition: Books 1-5 of the Highly Entertaining Hard Sci-Fi Thriller.Outer Planet Media #ad - Like a blend of Heinlein and Weir. This is a superior work of Sci-Fi authorship. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the facility and the fifty-four colonists who called it home are presumed dead. I really enjoyed it. Terrific novel! . My only comment is that I lost a lot of sleep reading.
. Think i will wait till morning to start Colony Two. Action drama, death and mayhem. What's not to like?'★★★★★ 'i don't normally read SF but my husband got it and I started looking at it. She also realizes that while extraordinary breakthroughs were made, they came with a terrible human price. Nevertheless, powerful corporations begin to fight for control of this research, once news of these experiments makes it back to Earth, and start to send new missions to acquire it — by force if necessary.
Colony Mars Ultimate Edition: Books 1-5 of the Highly Entertaining Hard Sci-Fi Thriller. #ad - But malbec fears that allowing this research to return to Earth has the potential to doom humanity to a pandemic of apocalyptic proportions. Hollywood, are you listening reading?★★★★★ 'surpassed expectations - This was an outstanding read!’★★★★★ 'It's been a long time since a book made me stay up all night just to find out the ending.
Believable plot-line and nail-biting suspense. Love it.
NightwingsOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Perfect for readers of Greg Bear and Ursula K. I knew nothing of that, for my guild was Watching, not Remembering. For a thousand years, mankind has lived under the threat of invasion from an alien race. The watchers wander the earth, scouring the skies for signs of enemies from the stars. R. When the watcher finally sounds the alarm, it’s too late; the star people are poised to conquer all.
But during one watcher’s journey to the ancient city of Roum with his companion, a Flier named Avluela, a moment of distraction allows the invaders to advance. Le guin, renowned, award-winning author Robert Silverberg’s science fiction novel represents the best of the genre and beyond. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Nightwings #ad - . Winner of the hugo award: this classic is an “evocative look at a crumbling Earth of the far future and a human race struggling to survive” George R. Martin. And so, keepers of the past, with the world in turmoil, the Watcher sets out alone for the Hall of the Rememberers, where humanity’s last hope for survival might be hidden .
After the oceans rose and the continents were reshaped, Clowns, Scribes, Merchants, people divided into guilds—Musicians, and more. Roum is a city built on seven hills.
Factoring HumanitySFWRITER.COM Inc. #ad - Campbell memorial, and Aurora Awards, Seiun, all for best science fiction novel of the year. In concert with kyle's discoveries of the nature of consciousness, the key to limitless exploration — or the end of the human race — appears close at hand. This edition includes a reading group guide. Robert j.
Heather davis a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department, has devoted her career to deciphering the message. In 2007, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Her estranged husband, kyle, is working on the development of artificial intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations simultaneously.
Factoring Humanity #ad - When heather achieves a breakthrough, the message reveals a startling new technology that rips the barriers of space and time, holding the promise of a new stage of human evolution. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. His novels include hominids, Rollback, Wake, and FlashForward basis for the TV series.
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The Caves of Steel The Robot Series Book 1Spectra #ad - Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the “r” stood for robot—and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim! But when a prominent spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start.
The Caves of Steel The Robot Series Book 1 #ad - Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac asimov’s robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.
Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.
A Heritage of StarsOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - A man hunts for lost knowledge in a future society that’s reverted to a primitive tribal state in this novel by the author of Way Station. . In a heritage of stars, he boldly displays the heart, intelligence, and awesome imaginative powers that have established him as one of the all-time greatest authors of speculative fiction.
Driven by enthusiasm and an insatiable need to track the myth to its source, ” teaming up with a witch, Tom sets out on an amazing trek across what was once called “America, the world’s last remaining robot, and other odd companions. Simak, award-winning science fiction Grand Master, offers a breathtaking vision of the future that is both dystopian and hopeful in equal measure.
In this society the rusting brain cases of long-inert robots are considered trophies, and the scant knowledge that has survived is doled out to an inquisitive few in monastery-like “universities. It is at one such center of learning that young tom Cushing first reads of the legendary “Place of Going to the Stars, ” rumored to exist on a high butte somewhere in the western part of the land.
A Heritage of Stars #ad - Clifford D. But all the astonishing discoveries and dangers they encounter along the way will pale before the revelations that await them at journey’s end. More than a thousand years have passed since humankind intentionally destroyed its treacherous technology, choosing to revert back to a primitive tribal state.
Prelude to FoundationSpectra #ad - Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. And emperor cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Yet cleon knows there are those who would see him fall—those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction.
Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. For hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire. The man who holds the key to the future—an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.
Prelude to Foundation #ad - Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, and extensive world-building, bold ideas, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence—beginning with one exceptional man. It is the year 12, 020 G. E. This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov.
Primordial ThreatPrimordial Press #ad - Usa today bestseller ***the year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces. The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA's Near Earth Object program. He's been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats.
Primordial Threat #ad - Yet burt knows that despite the world's best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he's just received. Coming out of deep space is a danger that's been approaching since the dawn of time. An unstoppable threat that promises death for all in its wake. Dave holmes was a modern-day Einstein. As the original architect of defensenet, he'd had visions of this Primordial Threat before he disappeared, yet he'd left behind no details on how the problem might be solved.
Can holmes be found, and if so, will his solution even work?The world has less than a year to find out. A black hole.