Science fiction (Novelty)

The Snail on The Slope

The Snail on The Slope


Arkady Strugatsky

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Year of publication: 1980

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The Snail on The Slope Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The Snail on The Slope c Copyright Arcady And Boris Strugatsky c Copyright Translated from the Russian by Alan Meyers, 1980 Bantam Books, Inc., NY Original: Ulitka na sklone Chapter One From this height, the forest was like foam, luxuriant and blotchy, a gigantic world-encompassing porous sponge, like an animal waiting in concealment, now fallen asleep and overgrown with rough moss. A formless mask hiding a face, as ...

Keywords: biogenic civilization bureacracy
Prisoners of Power

Prisoners of Power


Arkady Strugatsky

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Year of publication: 1977

Arkady Strugatsky Prisoners of Power Arkady amp Boris Strugatsky Prisoners of Power Arcady And Boris Strugatsky Prisoners of Power c Text Arcady And Boris Strugatsky c Introduction by Theodore Sturgeon. c Translation from the Russian by Helen Saltz Jacobson, 1977 Collier Macmillan Publishing, London Original: Obitaemyi ostrov INTRODUCTION Early in these pages, when young Maxim dips his hand into a river on the alien planet on which he has just been marooned, and withdraws it hastily because the ...

Keywords: dystopia mind control postapocalypse
Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom

Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom


Micaela Morrissette

ISBN: 9781466846753
Year of publication: 2013

Micaela Morrissette PORN REVOLUTION IN THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM Long ago, the earth belonged to the humans. The animals lived desperately in the forests, foraging or hunting their way from meal to meal or they were farmed as dumb livestock, to labor or to be slaughtered or else they were kept as pets, vessels for loving kicks or cruel caresses. The humans spent most of their time making tools for everything, and they did it very well. In the end, so successful were they in devising their tools and ...

Keywords: Genetic Engineering
Sea of Rust

Sea of Rust


C Robert Cargill

ISBN: 9780062405838
Year of publication: 2017

C. Robert Cargill SEA OF RUST For Allison, I wouldnt be me without you, and I like to think you would have been proud of me. Chapter 1 Angel of Mercy I waited for the green again. That scant little flash of green as the sun winks out behind the horizon. Thats where the magic was. In the flash. Thats what she said. Thats what she always said. Not that I believe in magic. Id like to, but I know better. The world isnt built of that. Its built of churning molten metal, minerals and stone, a thin ...

Keywords: dystopia
MJ-12: Shadows

MJ-12: Shadows


Michael J Martinez

ISBN: 9781597809269
Year of publication: 2017

Michael J. Martinez MJ-12: Shadows Books by Michael J. Martinez The Daedalus Series The Daedalus Incident The Enceladus Crisis The Venusian Gambit The Gravity of the Affair novella MAJESTIC-12 MJ-12: Inception MJ-12: Shadows Dedication In memory of Joanie. Authors Note Throughout the years, the Central Intelligence Agency and the other organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community have been dedicated to helping keep this nation safe. That said, CIA in particular has a rather blemished ...

Keywords: Area 51 Espionage Fantasy Fiction Historical Majestic Twelve Paranormal Supernatural Thrillers
MJ-12: Inception

MJ-12: Inception


Michael J Martinez

ISBN: 9781597808873
Year of publication: 2016

Michael J. Martinez MJ-12: Inception Also by Michael J. Martinez The Daedalus Series The Daedalus Incident The Enceladus Crisis The Venusian Gambit The Gravity of the Affair novella Dedication Dedicated to all those who have served faithfully and honorably in our nations intelligence services. We may never know your names, but we are safer for your efforts. Authors Note MJ-12: Inception is about the early days of the Central Intelligence Agency and its efforts in the Cold War. Even then, ...

Keywords: Area 51 Espionage Fantasy Fiction Historical Majestic Twelve Paranormal Supernatural Thrillers
Five Ways to Forgiveness

Five Ways to Forgiveness


Ursula K Le Guin

ISBN: 9781598535716
Year of publication: 2017

Ursula K. Le Guin FIVE WAYS TO FORGIVENESS Brian Attebery, editor Betrayals ON THE planet O there has not been a war for five thousand years, she read, and on Gethen there has never been a war. She stopped reading, to rest her eyes and because she was trying to train herself to read slowly, not gobble words down in chunks the way Tikuli gulped his food. There has never been a war: in her mind the words stood clear and bright, surrounded by and sinking into an infinite, dark, soft incredulity. ...

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A for Andromeda

A for Andromeda


Fred Hoyle
John Elliot

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Year of publication: 1962

Fred Hoyle John Elliot A for Andromeda A novel of tomorrow One Arrival Light was soaking out of the sky when they drove up to Bouldershaw Fell. Judy sat beside Professor Reinhart in the back of the staff car as it slid up the road from Bouldershaw town to the open moor she peered hopefully out of the windows, but they were nearly at the crest of the hill before they could see the radio-telescope. Suddenly it stood in front of them: three huge pillars curving together at the top to form a ...

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Sing

Sing


Karin Tidbeck

ISBN: 9781466843479
Year of publication: 2013

Karin Tidbeck SING The cold dawn light creeps onto the mountaintops they emerge like islands in the valleys dark sea, tendrils of steam rising up from the thickets clinging to the rock. Right now theres no sound of birdsong or crickets, no hiss of wind in the trees. When Maderakkas great shadow has sunk back below the horizon, twitter and chirp will return in a shocking explosion of sound. For now, we sit in complete silence. The birds have left. Petr lies with his head in my lap, his chest ...

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The Martian in the Wood

The Martian in the Wood


Stephen Baxter

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Year of publication: 2017

Stephen Baxter THE MARTIAN IN THE WOOD For Robert Holdstock I I never saw Holmburgh Wood before it was destroyed. To help me imagine it, I have only the descriptions of Walter Jenkins, that notoriously unreliable narrator of the First Martian War, and Zena Gardner, who was at least an eyewitness to the events that led to the Woods burning. Holmburgh is in Sussex, in the south of England. This is old country, older in a sense even than the rest of our venerable island nation. For, you see, it ...

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The Xi Effect

The Xi Effect


Роберт Ширли Ричардсон

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Year of publication: 1950

The Xi Effect by Philip Latham For a week the team of Stoddard and Arnold had met with nothing but trouble in their solar infrared exploration program. First the lead sulfide photo-conductive cell had refused to function. Next an electrical stormpractically unknown in Septemberhad put a crimp in the power line to the mountain observatory. And now for some wholly inexplicable reason the automatic recorder stubbornly refused to register a single quantum of radiation beyond 20,000 A. Heres the end ...

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The Ethical Equations

The Ethical Equations


Murray Leinster

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Year of publication: 0

The Ethical Equations BY MURRAY LEINSTER IT IS VERY, very queer. The Ethical Equations, of course, link conduct with probability, and give mathematical proof that certain patterns of conduct increase the probability of certain kinds of coincidences. But nobody ever expected them to have any really practical effect. Elucidation of the laws of chance did not stop gambling, though it did make life insurance practical. The Ethical Equations werent expected to be even as useful as that. They were ...

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Spindown

Spindown


Wolf Read

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Year of publication: 1998

Spindown by Wolf Read You cannot step twice in the same river, for fresh waters are Pever flowing upon you. Heraclitus Illustration by Wolf Read At the time the two neutron stars were first spotted, when humanity was young, they were far apart. Now, four hundred and thirty million years later, the dense spheroids of matter almost touched, and humanity was old. Ashley, standing in the clear dome room that served as his bridge, looked at an airborne hologram of Felicitys starship: a circle of ...

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Mary Had a Little...

Mary Had a Little...


Dean McLaughlin

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Year of publication: 1998

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Little Differences

Little Differences


Paul Levinson

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Year of publication: 1998

Little Differences by Paul Levinson Illustration by Darryl Elliott Dion was singing Abraham, Martin and John on the radio. Jeff was making breakfast. When Dion got to the part about Bobby, Jeff took the egg he was about to crack and threw it against the wall. Then he did the same with another. Then he took the whole box and smashed it on the floor, and stomped on it for good measure. He was still mopping up the mess and crying when Laura walked in a few minutes later. Honey Whats wrong Jeff ...

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