Science fiction (Novelty)

Space Prison

Space Prison


Tom Godwin

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Year of publication: 0

To JOE AND BLANCHE KOLARIK, whose friendship and encouragement in the years gone by will never be forgotten. обратно PART 1 For seven weeks the Constellation had been plunging through hyperspace with her eight thousand colonists fleeing like a hunted thing with her communicators silenced and her drives moaning and thundering. Up in the control room, Irene had been told, the needles of the dials danced against the red danger lines day and night. She lay in bed and listened to the muffled, ...

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Exhibit Piece

Exhibit Piece


Philip Kindred Dick

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Year of publication: 0

EXHIBIT PIECE By Philip K. Dick Illustrated by Paul Orban As curator of the Twentieth Century Exhibit, George Miller felt that to do a good job he had to live his work. Then, one day, somebody got into his exhibit and he went to investigate... THATS a strange suit you have I on the robot pubtrans driver observed. It slid back its door and came to rest at the curb. What are the little round things Those are buttons, George Miller explained. They are partly functional, partly ornamental. This is ...

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Navigators of Dune

Navigators of Dune


Kevin J Anderson
Brian Herbert

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Year of publication: 2016

Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson Navigators of Dune 1 All things begin, and all things end there are no exceptions. Or, is this a myth Debating topic, the Mentat School The Emperors ceremonial barge orbited high above Salusa Secundus, in the midst of huge, ominous warships. Its interior glittered with gold and precious gems its flashy hull was sculpted with curves and adornments that served no purpose. By far the most ostentatious vessel in the fleet, the barge was a stunning sight to those who ...

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The Critical Trilogy Box Set

The Critical Trilogy Box Set


Darren A Wearmouth
Colin F Barnes

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Year of publication: 2016

Darren Wearmouth Colin F. Barnes THE CRITICAL TRILOGY CRITICAL DAWN BOOK 1 Chapter 1 CHARLIE JACKSON FELT like they were on the edge of a great discovery. Pippa had emailed him earlier to say that shed found the find of the century in an archeological dig to uncover what happened to the missing colonists of Roanoke Island. Typical, Pippa, he thought. Keeping the huge news to herself and making him wait. It didnt help that shed told him to start work on the report. It was the worst part of his ...

Keywords: Adventure Alien Invasion Colonization First Contact Galactic Empire
Scientifiction

Scientifiction


Howard Waldrop

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Year of publication: 1998

Scientifiction by Howard Waldrop Illustration by Darryl Elliott One of her knobs itched. Lala reached inside her vest and scratched it with the hand not holding the spear. Something made a sound to her left. She unbuttoned her jackets elbow flaps so she could hear better, turned back and forth. Nothing else. She stood at the guard post on the cliff outside the Settlement overlooking the water. The sun lay as it always had, low on the horizon, big and dull in color, speckled with black, giving ...

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The Here and Now

The Here and Now


Steven Utley

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Year of publication: 1998

The Here and Now by Steven Utley Illustration by Shirley Chan As Livermore fussed with my straps and electrodes, I looked up into his bland pink face and said, Im tired of wars. I think Ill switch to literary crowds. They have more sex, and the food is better. He chuckled softly and turned to attend The Kid, who lay on the gurney next to mine. The time machineonly pompous buttheads ever called it a chronotron, even though it wasnt a machine to move us through time but one that helped us move ...

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A Piece of the Great World

A Piece of the Great World


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9781625793430
Year of publication: 2014

A Piece of the Great World by Robert Silverberg The expedition to the ancestral cocoon would be setting out very soon now. Nortekku was still deep in the task of preparing for it, studying up on the accounts of the events of two centuries before. For weeks he had been poring over the accounts of the emergence of the People from the cocoons when the Long Winter had finally endedout into that strange, empty world, where the debris flung up by the death-stars still hovered in the upper levels of ...

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The Glass Lady

The Glass Lady


Douglas Savage

ISBN: 9781589798465
Year of publication: 2014

Douglas Savage The Glass Lady DEAD SPACE Three two one ignition Lt. Commander Jacob Enright checked the monitor directly in front of him on the control panel. Space Shuttle Endeavors Payload Assist Module engine fired its 17,360-pound molten thrust at the lethal weapons satellite LACE on schedule to push it out of continuous orbit. In twenty-five minutes, it would hit the atmosphere in the middle of the Indian Ocean and hit the water as harmless debris soon after. Ignition plus twenty seconds. ...

Keywords: Adventure Literature & Fiction Science Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Space Opera Space Shuttle Space-Based Weapons United States
The Eye of God

The Eye of God


Mary Rosenblum

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Year of publication: 1998

The Eye of God by Mary Rosenblum Illustration by Alan Giana The coral-reeds agitation alerted her. Etienne came out onto the porch of her cottage to watch three Rethe wade through the thick blue-green stems. From this distance, they could have been three tall women, as human as herself. The coral-reeds stirred at their passage, the anxious rasp of their stems like distant whisperingwords at the bare edge of comprehension. She had never expected to see Rethe here. Etienne swallowed, fighting back ...

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Thousandth Night

Thousandth Night


Alastair Reynolds

ISBN: 9781625793430
Year of publication: 2014

Thousandth Night by Alastair Reynolds It was the afternoon before my threading, and stomach butterflies were doing their best to unsettle me. I had little appetite and less small talk. All I wanted was for the next twenty-four hours to slip by so that it could be someone elses turn to sweat. Etiquette forbade it, but there was nothing Id have preferred than to flee back to my ship and put myself to sleep until morning. Instead I had to grin and bear it, just as everyone else had to when their ...

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Good Mountain

Good Mountain


Robert Reed

ISBN: 9781625793430
Year of publication: 2014

Good Mountain by Robert Reed A Dot On Old Paper Worlds Edge. Approaching now Worlds Edge The worms caretaker was an elderly fellow named Brace. Standing in the middle of the long intestinal tract, he wore a dark gray uniform, patched but scrupulously clean, soft-soled boots and a breathing mask that rode on his hip. Strong hands held an angelwood bucket filled with a thick, sour-smelling white salve. His name was embossed above his shirt pocket, preceded by his rank, which was Master. Calling ...

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The Three Lives of Sonata James

The Three Lives of Sonata James


Lettie Prell

ISBN: 9780765391964
Year of publication: 2016

Lettie Prell THE THREE LIVES OF SONATA JAMES Exposition: Allegro Impetuoso Sonata James was twenty-three years old when she decided what she wanted to do with her life and her iterations to come. She sought out her friend Dante to tell first. It was noon and the sun was bright, but not warming. Her cheeks and hands stung with the brisk autumn air off the lake as she made her way from her moms house on South Dorchester to Dantes usual spot on Ellis Avenue. As she entered the coffee shop, the ...

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Axiom: The Last Hope

Axiom: The Last Hope


Rachel Marie Pearcy

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Year of publication: 2016

R. M. Pearcy AXIOM THE LAST HOPE Dedicated to B.K. and Diet Coke, without either of them Id be lost. PART ONE ONE Its been there since I was born, the barcode on my right wrist, but it wasnt until now I really looked at it my whole life condensed into a six-digit code. Every citizen of the colony has one. Its how they catalog us. Now that Im seventeen, the tattoo seems to weigh heavier on my skin, the more it weighs on my mind. I run my thumb back and forth over it, silently hoping it will feel ...

Keywords: Dystopian Gay and Lesbian LGBT Teen and Young Adult
Hungry

Hungry


Raven Oak

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Year of publication: 2016

Raven Oak HUNGRY This story is dedicated to all the cats Ive loved before. But especially ORiley, OMalley, and DiNozzo. Get a cat, they said. You work from home, so itll be great, they said. Besides, with Cat-Speak 4.0, even an idiot can take care of a cat. But I cant even take care of me They had a thousand and one reasons and being the sucker I am, I caved. A cat owner I became. What they hadnt said was how toddler-esque a cat would be, how utterly time-consuming said cat would be, or how ...

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Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You


David Marusek

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Year of publication: 1998

Getting to Know You by David Marusek In 2019, Applied People constructed the first Residential Tower to house its growing army of professionals-for-hire. Shaped like a giant egg in a porcelain cup, APRT 1 loomed three kilometers over the purple soybimi fields of northern Indiana and was visible from both Chicago and Indianapolis. Rumor said it generated gravity. That is, if you fell off your career ladder, you wouldnt fall down, but youd fly cross-country instead, still clutching your hat and ...

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