Science fiction (Novelty)

Final Solution

Final Solution


J Fitzpatrick Mauldin

ISBN: 9781520427416
Year of publication: 2018

J. Fitzpatrick Mauldin Acknowledgements: Much thanks to my friends and family who have supported me as Ive tackled new worlds, and to those who have critiqued my work, listened to me prattle on about esoteric topics, and slogged through my early drafts. Thanks to my wife for not murdering me when asking her to read something I just finished and was very excited about. A great debt of gratitude goes to Julie Hutchings who has edited many of my works and given me a fresh perspective on writing ...

Keywords: hard science fiction
New Threat

New Threat


Nathan Hystad

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Year of publication: 2018

Nathan Hystad ONE I could hear him coming from the main level, his nails click-clacking on the hardwood floors. It was his morning routine: step on my chest, lick my face, sniff Mary, and then hop down off the bed. I think he checked the back door, then the front, then a quick peek through the window. He was seeing if his previous owner, Susan, was there. She wasnt. I felt his pain. It was the same pain most of the world was feeling, after half of us hadnt survived the Event. We all opened doors ...

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Gypsy

Gypsy


Poul William Anderson

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Year of publication: 0

GYPSY BY POUL ANDERSON From afar, I caught a glimpse of the Traveler as my boat swung toward the planet. The great spaceship looked like a toy at that distance, a frail bubble of metal and air and energy against the enormous background of space. I thought of the machines within her, humming and whirring and clicking very faintly as they pursued their unending round of services, making that long hull into a living worldthe hull that was now empty of life and I had a sudden odd feeling of ...

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth


Tevis Walter

ISBN: 9780795343025
Year of publication: 1963

Copyright The Man Who Fell to Earth Copyright 1963, 1991, 2014 by Walter Tevis Cover art, special contents, and electronic edition 2014 by RosettaBooks LLC All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review. Cover design by Brad Albright ISBN Mobipocket edition: ...

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Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition

Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition


George R R Martin
David Palumbo

ISBN: 9780525619680
Year of publication: 2018

George R. R. Martin NIGHTFLYERS The Illustrated Edition WHEN JESUS OF NAZARETH HUNG DYING on his cross, the volcryn passed within a year of his agony, headed outward. When the Fire Wars raged on Earth, the volcryn sailed near Old Poseidon, where the seas were still unnamed and unfished. By the time the stardrive had transformed the Federated Nations of Earth into the Federal Empire, the volcryn had moved into the fringes of Hrangan space. The Hrangans never knew it. Like us they were children of ...

Keywords: Alien Contact novella Space Exploration
Not in Solitude

Not in Solitude


Kenneth F Gantz

ISBN: 9781787208926
Year of publication: 2017

Kenneth F. Gantz NOT IN SOLITUDE Revised Edition 1 THE RADAR alert buzzer snarled softly in the confined observation deck. Its periodic alto grunting was tuned low, but after a night and a day of waiting, it had the shocking effect of steam on a raw burn. Neglecting his discarded heavy footgear, Dane got up from the chart table and went light-bodied to the observation ports. The night already crowded black against the guard-lighted sand a hundred feet below. Except in the east where the spark ...

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Vampire Domestication: Taming Yesterday’s Nightmares for a Better Tomorrow

Vampire Domestication: Taming Yesterday’s Nightmares for a Better Tomorrow


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 0

This is Donnie Maass, a nine-year-old high-functioning autistic savante from New York very limited social skills, but he could calculate six-digit prime numbers in his head. If you recognize the name, youll know that this picture was taken before he was subjected to experimental therapy in which a tweaked retrovirus rewrote certain critical genes linked to his condition. Basically, we hoped to cure his autism by rewriting his code at the molecular level. This is Donnie Maass eight weeks after ...

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The Martian Obelisk

The Martian Obelisk


Linda Nagata

ISBN: 9781250162403
Year of publication: 2017

Linda Nagata THE MARTIAN OBELISK The end of the world required time to accomplishand time, Susannah reflected, worked at the task with all the leisurely skill of a master torturer, one who could deliver death either quickly or slowly, but always with excruciating pain. No getting out of it. But there were still things to do in the long, slow decline final gestures to make. Susannah Li-Langford had spent seventeen years working on her own offering-for-the-ages, with another six and half years to ...

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Zero Sum Game

Zero Sum Game


SL Huang

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Year of publication: 0

Chapter 1 I trusted one person in the entire world. He was currently punching me in the face. Overlapping numbers scuttled across Rios fist as it rocketed toward me, their values scrambling madly, the calculations doing themselves before my eyes. He wasnt pulling his punch at all, the bastard. I saw exactly how it would hit and that the force would fracture my jaw. Well. If I allowed it to. Angles and forces. Vector sums. Easy. I pressed myself back against the chair I was tied to, bracing my ...

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The Event

The Event


Nathan Hystad

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Year of publication: 2018

Nathan Hystad THE EVENT BY NATHAN HYSTAD ONE The ships came at dawn. The radio announcer made it sound like War of the Worlds, and in my half-sleeping state, I dismissed it as a prank. When I flicked my television on to see what the news station was saying about it, my stomach dropped to my knees. This was no hoax. The screen showed scenes from the worlds metropolises, and one thing remained constant: there were ships over each of them. Big Bens clock kept ticking while the people on the streets ...

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If Tomorrow Comes

If Tomorrow Comes


Nancy Kress

ISBN: 9780765390325
Year of publication: 2018

Nancy Kress IF TOMORROW COMES Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor. from the Ranger Creed Evolution is an indispensable component of any satisfying explanation of our psychology. Steven Pinker PROLOGUE Judith Ryan shoved her way to the front of the crowd, moving people with her elbows, her cane, and her age. It took her twenty minutes to get from the car to the cordon the crowd was ...

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Tomorrow's Kin

Tomorrow's Kin


Nancy Kress

ISBN: 9780765390295
Year of publication: 2017

Nancy Kress TOMORROWS KIN For Jack, as what is not ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my agent, the wonderful Eleanor Wood my terrific editor, Beth Meacham my husband, Jack Skillingstead, the best of first readers and my dear friend Dr. Maura Glynn-Thami, who saves me from so many medical errors in all my fiction. PART ONE We see in these facts some deep organic bond, prevailing throughout space and time. This bond, on my theory, is simple inheritance. Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species ...

Keywords: Alien Contact Genetic Engineering
Edie Investigates

Edie Investigates


Nick Harkaway

ISBN: 9780307961679
Year of publication: 2012

Nick Harkaway EDIE INVESTIGATES For Jenn and Stephanie booksellers of consequence Old Mr Caspian was the right sort, they said, the good sort from back before bankers came to see themselves as privateers. He was churchy not in the way of sandwiches and the vicars sherry, but in the way of good works and alms for the poor and a brief silent grace before he ate, even or especially when he ate alone. Not that he ate alone often, the clerk Fitzgibbon added hastily, because he was not a loner. Not ...

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The Turing Test

The Turing Test


Chris Beckett

ISBN: 9780955318184
Year of publication: 2008

Chris Beckett THE TURING TEST STORIES For my friends Acknowledgements Special thanks to David Pringle and Lee Montgomerie, formerly of Interzone, whose rejection letters 18 years ago were so detailed that they were almost a correspondence course and so encouraging that I kept on sending stories in. And to Gardner Dozois, Sheila Williams, Andy Cox, Jetse De Vries and not least Andrew Hook. The people who edit and publish magazines and anthologies, frequently for minimal reward, are the ones who ...

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The Holy Machine

The Holy Machine


Chris Beckett

ISBN: 9780857890498
Year of publication: 2010

Chris Beckett THE HOLY MACHINE For my parents. Two creative people, full of curiosity about life. You are both very dear to me. 1 Perhaps I should start this story with my escape across the border in the company of a beautiful woman Or I could begin with the image of myself picking up pieces of human flesh in a small room in a Greek taverna, retching and gagging as I wrapped them in a shirt and stuffed it into my suitcase. That was a turning point. Theres no doubt about that. Or, then again, it ...

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