Science fiction (Novelty)

Nine Last Days on Planet Earth

Nine Last Days on Planet Earth


Daryl Gregory

ISBN: 9781250209450
Year of publication: 2018

Daryl Gregory NINE LAST DAYS ON PLANET EARTH 1975 On the first night of the meteor storm, his mother came to wake him up, but LT was only pretending to sleep. Hed been lying in the dark waiting for the end of the world. You have to see this, she said. He didnt want to leave the bed but she was an intense woman who could beam energy into him with a look. She took his hand and led him between the stacks of moving boxes, then across the backyard and through the cattle gate to the field, where the ...

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A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers


Alyssa Wong

ISBN: 9780765386588
Year of publication: 2016

Alyssa Wong A FIST OF PERMUTATIONS IN LIGHTNING AND WILDFLOWERS There was nothing phoenix-like in my sisters immolation. Just the scent of charred skin, unbearable heat, the inharmonious sound of her last, grief-raw scream as she evaporated, leaving glass footprints seared into the desert sand. If my parents were still alivealthough they are, probably, in some iteration of the universe maybe even this onethey would tell me that it wasnt my fault, that no one could have seen it coming. That she ...

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Terminal

Terminal


Lavie Tidhar

ISBN: 9780765389398
Year of publication: 2016

Lavie Tidhar TERMINAL From above the ecliptic the swarm can be seen as a cloud of minute bullet-shaped insects, their hulls, packed with photovoltaic cells, capturing the sunlight tiny, tiny flames burning in the vastness of the dark. They crawl with unbearable slowness across this small section of near space, beetles climbing a sheer obsidian rock face. Only the sun remains constant. The sun, always, dominates their sky. Inside each jalopy are instrument panels and their like a sleeping ...

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Your Orisons May Be Recorded

Your Orisons May Be Recorded


Laurie Penny

ISBN: 9780765384546
Year of publication: 2016

Laurie Penny YOUR ORISONS MAY BE RECORDED All prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is no. And sometimes the answer is: Let me talk to my manager and get back to you. Really, the caller is saying, Ive been donating to the church for years. Going every Sunday. He wanted that. He wanted us to get married there. Its legal now. Honestly, I expected better service, but I think persuading him to come home is the least you can do at this point. The clients voice shakes a little with ...

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The Ghosts of Christmas

The Ghosts of Christmas


Paul Cornell

ISBN: 9781466835290
Year of publication: 2012

Paul Cornell THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS It was because of a row. The row was about nothing. So it all came from nothing. Or, perhaps its more accurate to say it came from the interaction between two people. I remember how Bens voice suddenly became gentle and he said, as if decanting the whole unconscious reason for the row: Why dont we try for a baby This was mid-March. My memory of that moment is of hearing birds outside. I always loved that time of year, that sense of nature becoming stronger ...

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The Destroyer

The Destroyer


Tara Isabella Burton

ISBN: 9780765389404
Year of publication: 2016

Tara Isabella Burton THE DESTROYER I. Long before my mother destroyed the world, her experiments were quieter, more contained. They did not obliterate continents. They did not rack up the dead. She began as a domestic researcher in the household of an Umbrian merchant, engineering fish with mirrored scales. She told me how he loved to see his own face reflected, one and then a thousand and then another hundred times how he filled the fountains with so many that there was no room to breathe or ...

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Phoresis

Phoresis


Greg Egan

ISBN: 9781596068674
Year of publication: 2018

Greg Egan PHORESIS PART ONE 1 Freya walked slowly across the ice, using her rake to scrape aside the thin cover of dirt and crystalline powder, peering down into the translucent slab below for any sign of a slender rootlet struggling to force its way out into the air. Something dark and linear caught her eye, about a hands breadth deep. She stopped walking and squatted down for a closer look, then she took her pick and swung it into the ice. Once the surface shattered it was impossible to see ...

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The Girl with the Scarab Necklace

The Girl with the Scarab Necklace


Tyro Vogel

ISBN: 9781370902033
Year of publication: 2014

Tyro Vogel THE GIRL WITH THE SCARAB NECKLACE Who is Mr. Sherlock Holmes In the year 1903 I was honorably discharged from the army, and Uncle Sam sent me back home to rub shoulders with all the other out-of-work boys roaming the streets. I got lucky: a buddy of mine got me a job at the port. Night shifts. Mine was a sad lot: night after night of back-breaking work, only to give half of my 1.50 a week pay for a room uglier than the rats Id shared it with. The rest of the money Id wisely spent on ...

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Exhalation: Stories

Exhalation: Stories


Ted Chiang

ISBN: 9781101947883
Year of publication: 2019

Ted Chiang EXHALATION STORIES TO MARCIA The Merchant and the Alchemists Gate O mighty Caliph and Commander of the Faithful, I am humbled to be in the splendor of your presence a man can hope for no greater blessing as long as he lives. The story I have to tell is truly a strange one, and were the entirety to be tattooed at the corner of ones eye, the marvel of its presentation would not exceed that of the events recounted, for it is a warning to those who would be warned and a lesson to those ...

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Alien Space Tentacle Porn

Alien Space Tentacle Porn


Peter Cawdron

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Year of publication: 2015

Peter Cawdron ALIEN SPACE TENTACLE PORN Chapter 01: Tentacles Damn, it feels as though someones jabbed an ice pick behind my right eye. Slowly, my eyes flicker open. Im in a hospital. The walls are an indifferent shade of green. There are bars on the windows and a bathroom to one side. Worn linoleum curls up from the floor, making a backsplash reaching almost a foot in height. I feel naked, even though Im dressed in a thin cotton hospital gown. The bed Im on smells old and musty. My feet rest on ...

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Bunker 10

Bunker 10


J A Henderson

ISBN: 9780992856175
Year of publication: 2019

J A Henderson BUNKER 10 For Willie Schmidt What if you went back in time and killed your grandmother before she gave birth to your mother The problem is obvious: if you kill your grandmother then your mother would never have been born, and you would never have been born if you were never born, you could never go back in time, and so you could not kill your grandmother. This conundrum, known as the Grandmother Paradox, is often thought sufficiently potent to rule out time travel to the past ...

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Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2019

Peter Watts. Gut Feelings They cant quite get the bloodstains off the pavement. Not for want of trying. Not that they arent trying still. Its been a good twenty minutes fifteen since the ambulance has been and gone and the bots and drones are still at it, rotary brushes scrubbing at a blur, nozzles spritzing iridescent chemicals onto the sidewalk. But the cement is just too porous, or the blood is just too stubborn, or Googles custodial drones just dont live up to the ad copy. Out, damned ...

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The Lowest Heaven

The Lowest Heaven


Alastair Reynolds
Kaaron Warren
Kameron Hurley
E J Swift
Adam Roberts
Sophia McDougall

ISBN: 9780957169692
Year of publication: 2013

THE LOWEST HEAVEN EDITORS Anne C. Perry Jared Shurin IMAGES National Maritime Museum COVER Joey Hi-Fi To curiosity big and little c INTRODUCTION It should come as no surprise that the relationship between astronomy and science fiction has always been a close one. After all, even in the Space Age, the nearest most of us will get to experiencing the wonders of deep space for ourselves is through the medium of books, films and television and perhaps, if were lucky, virtual reality too. Modern ...

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Imagining Liberty: Volume 1

Imagining Liberty: Volume 1


Geoffrey Allan é
J P Medved
Matthew Alexander
Ahmed Khalifa
Michael DiBaggio
Jack McDonald Burnett
Alyssa Altadonna
Claude David
Oliver Fisher
Jaylan Phoenix
William Alan Ritch
Wendy Rodriguez
Richard Walsh

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Year of publication: 2016

IMAGINING LIBERTY VOLUME 1 Edited by Geoffrey Allan Plauch, J.P. Medved, Matthew Alexander From the Editors This anthology is the result of a short story contest run as a collaboration between the Libertarian Fiction Authors association LFA and Students for Liberty SFL. It couldnt have happened without the hard work of our fellow editors, the generous donations of LFA members for prize money, and the promotion and organizational help of SFL. Additionally, a wide variety of other people and ...

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The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection

The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection


Liu Cixin

ISBN: 9781489502858
Year of publication: 2013

Liu Cixin THE WANDERING EARTH CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTION Translator: Holger Nahm Editor: Kim Fout, Verbena C.W. The Wandering Earth CHAPTER 1 The Reining Age Ive never seen the night, nor seen a star Ive seen neither spring, nor fall, nor winter. I was born at the end of the Reining Age, just as the Earths rotation was coming to a final halt. The Reining lasted for 42 years, three years longer than the Unity Government had projected. My mother once told me about the time our family ...

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