Science fiction (Novelty)

Saturn Run

Saturn Run


John Sandford
Ctein

ISBN: 9780698411678
Year of publication: 2015

John Sandford and Ctein SATURN RUN CTEIN DEDICATES THIS NOVEL TO PAULA BUTLER SANDFORD DEDICATES IT TO BEN, DAN, AND GABRIEL CURTIS, HIS GRANDSONS 1. FEBRUARY 9, 2066 From ten kilometers out, the Sky Survey Observatory looked like an oversized beer can. Yellow-white sunlight glittered from the cans outward side, while the other half was a shifting fun house reflection of the pale blues and pearly cloud streaks of the earth, a thousand kilometers below. The can was not quite alone: an egg-shaped ...

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The Massacre of Mankind

The Massacre of Mankind


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 9781473205093
Year of publication: 2017

Stephen Baxters THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND A sequel to The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells To H.G. WELLS This Extending Of His Idea and The H.G. Wells Society If astronomy teaches anything, it teaches that man is but a detail in the evolution of the universe, and that resemblant though diverse details are inevitably to be expected in the host of orbs around him. He learns that, though he will probably never find his double anywhere, he is destined to find any number of cousins scattered through ...

Keywords: alien invasion
The Last Weapon

The Last Weapon


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

The Last Weapon by Robert Sheckley Edsel was in a murderous mood. He, Parke, and Faxon had spent three weeks in this part of the deadlands, breaking into every mound they came across, not finding anything, and moving on to the next. The swift Martian summer was passing, and each day became a little colder. Each day Edsels nerves, uncertain at the best of times, had frayed a little more. Little Faxon was cheerful, dreaming of all the money they would make when they found the weapons, and Parke ...

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The Eryx

The Eryx


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

THE ERYX ROBERT SHECKLEY I WOKE UP AND LOOKED AROUND. EVERYTHING WAS JUST about the same. Hey, Julie, I said. You up yet Julie didnt answer. She couldnt. She was my imaginary playmate. Maybe I was crazy, but at least I knew Julie was someone Id made up. I got out of bed, showered, dressed. It was all the same as it always was. And yet, I had the feeling something had changed. I didnt know what annoyed me the most about the setup. I had given up being annoyed. I had one room and a bathroom. ...

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Squirrel Cage

Squirrel Cage


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

Squirrel Cage by Robert Sheckley THE most beautiful farmland in the Galaxyruined the Seerian moaned. He was seven feet tall and colored a deep blue. Large tears rolled out of the lubricating duct on his neck and stained his expensive shirt. For fifteen minutes, he had been mumbling incoherently about his ruined farmland. Calm yourself, sir, Richard Gregor said, sitting erect and alert behind his ancient walnut desk. The AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service can solve your problem for ...

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Sightseeing, 2179

Sightseeing, 2179


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

SIGHTSEEING, 2179 ROBERT SHECKLEY WELL-MEANING FRIENDS HAD advised K to exercise caution on this trip to Venice. Considering the fragile state of his health, it would require the utmost caution on his part to come out of this all right. In fact, considering the inevitable strain of the journey and the dislocations attendant on any holiday in foreign parts, and also adding in the constant temptation to augment his mind receptivity in order to get the most out of the experience, it would be best ...

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Against the Fall of Night

Against the Fall of Night


Arthur C Clarke

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Year of publication: 1948

Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night To Johnnie PROLOGUE Not once in a generation did the voice of the city change as it was changing now. Day and night, age after age, it had never faltered. To myriads of men it had been the first and the last sound they had ever heard. It was part of the city: when it ceased the city would be dead and the desert sands would be settling in the great streets of Diaspar. Even here, half a mile above the ground, the sudden hush brought Convar out to the ...

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Shoes

Shoes


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

SHOES ROBERT SHECKLEY MY SHOES WERE WORN OUT and I was passing a Goodwill store so I went in to see if they had anything that would fit me. The assortment you find in places like this is not to the most exacting taste. And the sizes they get dont fit a normal foot like mine. But this time I lucked out. A pair of lovely heavy cordovans. Built to last. Looking brand new, except for the deep gouge on top of one toe, a mark that had undoubtedly resulted in the shoes disposal. The outer leather had ...

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Privilege of Age

Privilege of Age


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

PRIVILEGE OF AGE By Robert Sheckley That morning at the Crystal Sands Home for Assisted Living near Roseburg, Oregon, was different. Mr. Anderson didnt know what it was, but he noticed it at as he got out of bed, dressed, and put on his thick glasses. What was different For one thing, Ed Simmons was walking up and down the hallways, calling out, Come on out Everybody out Simmons was a burly black man, in charge of Sports and Physical Education at the Home. He was invariably cheerful. But this ...

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Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS by Robert Sheckley Since this was such an important moment, Captain Powell walked into the Main Room with a light, inconsequential air. He thought fleetingly of whistling, but decided against it. Spacemen were adept at smelling out little inconsistencies. Hi, he said, dropping into a padded chair. Danton, the navigator, yawned elaborately and nodded. Arriglio, the power engineer, glanced at his watch. We still blasting on schedule, Sam Sure, Powell said. Two hours. Both ...

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One Man's Poison

One Man's Poison


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 1953

One Mans Poison Robert Sheckley Hellman plucked the last radish out of the can with a pair of dividers. He held it up for Casker to admire, then laid it carefully on the workbench beside the razor. Hell of a meal for two grown men, Casker said, flopping down in one of the ships padded crash chairs. If youd like to give up your share Hellman started to suggest. Casker shook his head quickly. Hellman smiled, picked up the razor and examined its edge critically. Dont make a production out of it, ...

Keywords: Fiction Science Fiction Short stories
On an Experiencw in a Cornfield And Its Bearing On Some Fragments Of Heraclitus

On an Experiencw in a Cornfield And Its Bearing On Some Fragments Of Heraclitus


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

ON AN EXPERIENCE IN A CORNFIELD And Its Bearing On Some Fragments Of Heraclitus By Robert Sheckley I have done a lot of things in this lifetime. But the strangest of them is what I am doing now. I am going to be to be your reporter on one of the great current mysteries perplexing mankind. You all know how fields all over the world are turning up, apparently overnight, to have patterns cut into them sometimes very complicated patterns that have been compared to Julia sets, and to even stranger ...

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Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising

Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising


Jason M Hough
K C Alexander

ISBN: 9781785651564
Year of publication: 2017

Jason M. Hough and K. C. Alexander NEXUS UPRISING PROLOGUE Even the worst hangover of her life couldnt keep the smile from Sloane Kellys face. She stood, hands clasped behind her back in a posture expected of a security director, on a ceremonial platform erected inside one of the Nexuss many docking bays. Up until yesterday, the bay had been full of ships, each bustling with people and equipment, workers and staff. As the last-minute preparations were made, Sloane held one last briefing with her ...

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Off-Limits Planet

Off-Limits Planet


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

OFF-LIMITS PLANET by Robert Sheckley WHAT a mess Gik said, gazing mournfully over the once-beautiful Game Preserve. The repair crew nodded, and began to sort their tools. Gik looked around nostalgically. The Game Preserve planet had been one of the show places of the Central Galaxy, a scenic wonderland drawing tourists even from the distant Ktong Universe. Now the place was all but destroyed. Gik could tell at a glance that many species of animal life, gathered especially for the Preserve, had ...

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Message From Pluto

Message From Pluto


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

MESSAGE FROM PLUTO By Robert Sheckley Neil Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, says, numbers do not matter and memorized facts about planets do not matter. What matters is an understanding of the structure and layout of the solar system. We will start from there. We inhabitants of what you call the Kuiper Belt have a lot of facts we could give you in our own nomenclature. We could tell you the size of our world, its circumference, its mass, its reflectivity. All that would be in our local ...

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