Science fiction (Novelty)

Patternmaster

Patternmaster


Butler Octavia

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Year of publication: 1976

Prologue Rayal had his lead wife, Jansee, with him on that last night. He lay beside her in his huge bed, secure, lulled by the peacefulness of the Pattern as it flowed to him. The Pattern had been peaceful for over a year now. A year without a major Clayark attack on any sector of Patternist Territory. A luxury. Rayal had known enough years of fighting to be glad to relax and enjoy the respite. Only Jansee could still find reason for discontent. Her children, as usual. I think tomorrow Ill send ...

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Tony and the Beetles

Tony and the Beetles


Philip K Dick

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Year of publication: 2012

TONY and the BEETLES by Philip K. Dick Reddish-yellow sunlight filtered through the thick quartz windows into the sleep-compartment. Tony Rossi yawned, stirred a little, then opened his black eyes and sat up quickly. With one motion he tossed the covers back and slid to the warm metal floor. He clicked off his alarm clock and hurried to the closet. It looked like a nice day. The landscape outside was motionless, undisturbed by winds or dust-shift. The boys heart pounded excitedly. He pulled his ...

Keywords: Boys -- Fiction Racism -- Fiction Science Fiction Short stories Space colonies -- Fiction War stories
Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth


Tamsyn Muir

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Year of publication: 0

Dedication for pT обратно Dramatis Personae In Order of House Appearance The Ninth House Keepers of the Locked Tomb, House of the Sewn Tongue, the Black Vestals Harrowhark Nonagesimus HEIR TO THE HOUSE OF THE NINTH, REVEREND DAUGHTER OF DREARBURH Pelleamena Novenarius HER MOTHER, REVEREND MOTHER OF DREARBURH Priamhark Noniusvianus HER FATHER, REVEREND FATHER OF DREARBURH Ortus Nigenad CAVALIER PRIMARY TO THE HEIR Crux MARSHAL OF THE HOUSE OF THE NINTH Aiglamene CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD OF THE NINTH ...

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Randomize

Randomize


Andy Weir

ISBN: 9781542044257
Year of publication: 2019

Andy Weir RANDOMIZE Edwin Rutledge looked out his windows to the sprawling Las Vegas Strip beyond. His office atop the Babylon Hotel and Casino was the definition of opulence. Italian leather couches surrounded a tasteful glass coffee table. Guests had no idea they were sitting in seats worth more than a typical car. But in a city of extreme displays, silent quality appealed to Rutledge more than a neon sign saying IM IMPORTANT. Still, some demonstration of status was needed. Mahogany ...

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The Last Conversation

The Last Conversation


Paul Tremblay

ISBN: 9781542043632
Year of publication: 2019

Paul Tremblay THE LAST CONVERSATION 001 Your room is dark. You cannot see anything. You are lying in a bed. A sheet covers your body. You wiggle your fingers and toes, and the loud rasp of skin rubbing against the sheets is startling. With the slight movements there is pain. Your muscles and joints hum with it. Youve been awake and not-awake for days, maybe weeks, perhaps longer. You do not know where you were then, or before then. You are here now. A significant amount of time has passed, but ...

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You Have Arrived at Your Destination

You Have Arrived at Your Destination


Amor Towles

ISBN: 9781542004343
Year of publication: 2019

Amor Towles YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION It had been years since Sam had been this far out on the expressway. For a few summers when he was a boybefore his family moved out westthey had driven almost to the end of it on their way to a seaside rental on Orient Point. At the time, there was nothing from Exit 40 to Exit 60, not even a gas station. Each of the off-ramps led to a little tree-lined road that led to a little tree-lined town with its own movie theater, pharmacy, and hardware ...

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Ark

Ark


Veronica Roth

ISBN: 9781542092067
Year of publication: 2019

Veronica Roth ARK Two Months Left Samanthas hands were still red from the cold, the skin over her knuckles taut and dry. She had gone that morning to bring supplies to the Naomi, a small fishing vessel off the coast that she had bought with the last of her money, before money lost all meaning. She had learned the knot to moor the boat months before she got it. A bowline knot, which started with a loop in the rope, the end snaking up and down and through. The worlds most useful knot, the website ...

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Emergency Skin

Emergency Skin


N K Jemisin

ISBN: 9781542093576
Year of publication: 2019

N. K. Jemisin EMERGENCY SKIN You are our instrument. Beautiful you. Everything that could be given to you to improve on the human design, you possess. Stronger muscles. Finer motor control. A mind unimpeded by the vagaries of organic dysfunction and bolstered by generations of high-intelligence breeding. Here is what youll look like when your time comes. Note the noble brow, the classical patrician features, the lean musculature, the long penis and thighs. That hair color is called blond. Please ...

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Summer Frost

Summer Frost


Blake Crouch

ISBN: 9781542043632
Year of publication: 2019

Blake Crouch SUMMER FROST Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me John Milton, Paradise Lost ONE I watched her steal the Maserati twenty minutes ago in broad daylight from the Fairmont Hotel. Now, from three cars back, all I can see is the spill of her yellow hair over the convertibles bucket seat and the reflection of her aviator sunglasses in the rearview. The light turns green. I accelerate with traffic through the intersection of ...

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Articulated Restraint

Articulated Restraint


Mary Robinette Kowal

ISBN: 9781250241306
Year of publication: 2019

Mary Robinette Kowal ARTICULATED RESTRAINT MOON COLONY EXPANDS TO 100 COLONISTS Sep. 26, 1960 AP The International Aerospace Coalition announced today that the lunar colony, established last year, is ready to expand to hold 100 colonists. This is the next step in preparing to colonize Mars, although many still question the necessity of such an endeavor Six thirty in the morning was a brutal time to start work even without a sprained ankle. Ruby Donaldson tried to tell herself that being sore and ...

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Randomize

Randomize


Andy Weir

ISBN: 9781542044257
Year of publication: 2019

Andy Weir RANDOMIZE Edwin Rutledge looked out his windows to the sprawling Las Vegas Strip beyond. His office atop the Babylon Hotel and Casino was the definition of opulence. Italian leather couches surrounded a tasteful glass coffee table. Guests had no idea they were sitting in seats worth more than a typical car. But in a city of extreme displays, silent quality appealed to Rutledge more than a neon sign saying IM IMPORTANT. Still, some demonstration of status was needed. Mahogany ...

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Cetaganda

Cetaganda


Lois McMaster Bujold

ISBN: 9780671877019
Year of publication: 1996

Lois McMaster Bujold Cetaganda CHAPTER ONE Now is it, Diplomacy is the art of war pursued by other men, asked Ivan, or was it the other way around War is diplo All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means, Miles intoned. Chou En Lai, twentieth century, Earth. What are you, a walking reference library No, but Commodore Tung is. He collects Wise Old Chinese Sayings, and makes me memorize em. So was old Chou a diplomat, or a warrior Lieutenant Miles Vorkosigan thought it over. I think he ...

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Weatherman

Weatherman


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Year of publication: 2011

Weatherman Lois McMaster Bujold A Miles Vorkosigan Novella Authors Note Weatherman, a Miles Vorkosigan novella, first saw print in the February 1990 issue of Analog Science Fiction Magazine. It went on from that appearance, the following year, to garner a nomination for the Hugo Award in the novella category, but I withdrew it from the list of final nominees in favor of my novel The Vor Game first printing September 1990 from Baen Books, from which it was an out-take. Prolific authors may in a ...

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The Flowers of Vashnoi

The Flowers of Vashnoi


Lois McMaster Bujold

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Year of publication: 2018

THE FLOWERS OF VASHNOI a science fiction novella by Lois McMaster Bujold An Ekaterin Vorkosigan novella Copyright c 2018 by Lois McMaster Bujold Cover by Ron Miller The Flowers of Vashnoi The lift van banked. Vadim Sammi, the district ranger piloting, pointed through the broad canopy. The boundary of the Vashnoi exclusion zone is in sight, Lady Vorkosigan. Just there. Ekaterin peered. The cleared fields and scattered farmsteads had petered out a few kilometers back. Below the van stretched a ...

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Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen


Lois McMaster Bujold

ISBN: 9781476781228
Year of publication: 2016

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen Lois McMaster Bujold Chapter One It was a good day on the military transfer station orbiting the planet Sergyar. The Vicereine was coming home. As he entered the stations Command-and-Control room, Admiral Joles eye swept the main tactics display, humming and colorful above its holo-table. The map of his territoryalbeit presently set to the distorted scale of human interests within Sergyars system, and not the astrographic reality, which would leave everything ...

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