Science fiction (Novelty)

Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World

Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World


Walter Mosley

ISBN: 9780446529549
Year of publication: 2001

Walter Mosley Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World For Danny Glover: Futureman Whispers in the Dark 1 Yeth he did too. Popo called me on the vid hithelf an he wath ony two year ole, Misty Bent said to her wide-eyed niece, Hazel Bernard. They were sitting out on the screened porch above the Tickle River. Mistys drooping left eyelid and gnarled, half-paralyzed hands did not mask her excitement. You kiddin Hazel exclaimed. Tole me hith mama wath thick on the flo, that he called the ...

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The Berlin Paradox

The Berlin Paradox


Alain Xalabarde

ISBN: 9781096068587
Year of publication: 2019

Alain Xalabarde THE BERLIN PARADOX CHRONICLES OF A SOVIET TIME TRAVELER To my wife she who made me believe in meaning again. INTRODUCTION Living in Berlin is like getting a hug from a hermit who hasnt showered in months. Its not very pleasant, but you know she has a good heart. Berlin is a tough city, and it doesnt treat its people with grace. But thats just the way the city was raised. It had a hard life. It knows nothing else. Ive been no exception. Berlin hasnt been easy on me, but I was ...

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Robert

Robert


Evan Hunter

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Year of publication: 1953

Evan Hunter Robert The salesman was a most presentable young man, with a grey tweed suit, and a neat brown mustache. Eddie listened to what he said, and he glanced occasionally at Mary to see if she shared interest. Youve got to understand, the salesman was saying, that you arent the first childless couple to make use of our service. As a matter of fact, I could name people in your own neighborhood who have done just what youre about to do and are We didnt say we were going to do it, Eddie ...

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Supernova Era

Supernova Era


Cixin Liu

ISBN: 9781250306036
Year of publication: 2019

Cixin Liu SUPERNOVA ERA For my daughter, Liu Jing. May she live in a world of fun. CAST OF CHARACTERS ADULTS Zheng Chen, homeroom teacher for a graduating middle-school class Zhang Lin, agent with the Central Extraordinary Commission The president of China The premier of China CHINESE CHILDREN Huahua, a handsome, charismatic boy Specs, an introverted boy with a keen mind Xiaomeng, a quiet, respected girl mature beyond her years The preceding three make up the central leadership General L Gang, ...

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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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