Science fiction (Novelty)

Relic

Relic


ALAN DEAN FOSTER

ISBN: 9781101967638
Year of publication: 2018

Alan Dean Foster RELIC 1 He was the last one. The others, the rest, the balance, the remainder: they were all gone now, in their mass and multitudes. Memories and ghosts of memories. No one knew how many of them there had been before they were no more, least of all him. There had been a time when countings were done, but such behaviors belonged not to his time but to others. There had been several such times, he knew. Eras as well as countings. First came the Expansion. That was followed by the ...

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Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning


Cixin Liu

ISBN: 9781786694683
Year of publication: 2018

Cixin Liu BALL LIGHTNING Translated by Joel Martinsen The descriptions in this book of the characteristics and behavior of ball lightning are based on historical records as of 2004. Prelude I only remembered that it was my birthday because Mom and Dad lit the candles on the cake and we sat down around fourteen small tongues of flame. The storm that night made it seem as if the whole universe held nothing but rapid flashes of lightning surrounding our small dining room. Electric blue bursts froze ...

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Star Maker

Star Maker


Olaf Stapledon

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Year of publication: 0

Star Maker Olaf Stapledon 1937 PREFACE AT a moment when Europe is in danger of a catastrophe worse than that of 1914 a book like this may be condemned as a distraction from the desperately urgent defence of civilization against modern barbarism. Year by year, month by month, the plight of our fragmentary and precarious civilization becomes more serious. Fascism abroad grows more bold and ruthless in its foreign ventures, more tyrannical toward its own citizens, more barbarian in its contempt for ...

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The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States

The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States


Jeffrey Lewis

ISBN: 9781328573919
Year of publication: 2018

Jeffrey Lewis THE 2020 COMMISSION REPORT ON THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ATTACKS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES A SPECULATIVE NOVEL PREFACE THE EVENTS OF MARCH 2020 represent the greatest calamity in our nations history. It is impossible for any of us to forget the scenes of horror and devastation, first in Korea and Japan, then in Hawaii, New York, northern Virginia, and south Florida. We present this final report and the recommendations that flow from it mindful that our nation is more divided than ...

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Early Riser

Early Riser


Jasper Fforde

ISBN: 9781444763614
Year of publication: 2018

Jasper Fforde EARLY RISER For Rhulen Marya Ivy Anna Fforde-Gorringe Made in Australia but inspired by Wales and who knows a thing or two about hibernation Your Cutaway Guide to the Dormitorium Mrs Tiffen could play the bouzouki Survivability has increased during hibernation since the introduction of Dormitoria, efficient weight-gain regimes and Morphenox, but superstition and fear remain. The Hib is about rest and renewal as much as about dodging the Winters worst, and we did our bit to make the ...

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Summerland

Summerland


Hannu Rajaniemi

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Year of publication: 0

Hannu Rajaniemi Summerland 1 A DUEL AT THE LANGHAM HOTEL, 29TH OCTOBER 1938 Rachel White flung the cab door open, tossed the driver a banknote and dived into the rain. She ran across the gloom of Portland Place towards the gilded mountain of light that was the Langham Hotel. The downpour tore at her hat. Her heels slipped and twisted on the wet pavement. The raindrops tasted like fear. Fifteen minutes earlier, her ectophone had rattled out a message: KULAGIN IN A DUEL COME AT ONCE. She had ...

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Red Queen

Red Queen


Victoria Aveyard

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Year of publication: 0

Red Queen Victoria Aveyard To Mom, Dad, and Morgan, who wanted to know what happened next, even when I didnt. 1 I hate First Friday. It makes the village crowded, and now, in the heat of high summer, thats the last thing anyone wants. From my place in the shade it isnt so bad, but the stink of bodies, all sweating with the morning work, is enough to make milk curdle. The air shimmers with heat and humidity, and even the puddles from yesterdays storm are hot, swirling with rainbow streaks of oil ...

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Them Bones

Them Bones


Howard Waldrop

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Year of publication: 2018

Howard Waldrop THEM BONES For Leigh Kennedy, who knows what its like not to answer the phone for a month. Life can only be understood backward but it must be lived forward. Kierkegaard I often think of the millions and millions of the denizens of time who do not share the time I live in. Claude Ray Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidence, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the Deluge of Time. ...

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The Nearest

The Nearest


Greg Egan

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Year of publication: 2018

Greg Egan THE NEAREST 1 Kate heard a knock on the open door of her office, and looked up to see Anneke from dispatch, grimacing apologetically. Ive got a shocker for you, Sarge. Sorry. Kate said, Go ahead. Shed been back from maternity leave for two weeks she did not need a content warning for every case that was grimmer than the scenes of cavorting bunnies on her sons nursery wallpaper. And after spending the morning reviewing a spike in missing persons that was probably just a meaningless ...

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A Shattered Future

A Shattered Future


Joel Adrian

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Year of publication: 2018

Joel Adrian A SHATTERED FUTURE Prologue Mona ducked into one of the abandoned, destroyed buildings to her right. The roar of the bandits truck behind her kept her charging forward as fast as she could, despite being out of breath. The crack of gunfire rang out through the air, and the stray shots kicked up pieces of destroyed hardwood floor next to her feet. She darted through what used to be a living room, a smashed television and overturned couch strewed about. She leaped over the couch and ...

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The Toxicity of Water

The Toxicity of Water


Ralph Walker

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Year of publication: 2018

Ralph Walker THE TOXICITY OF WATER Everything was damp again. Nothing had soaked all the way through, but the wet parts would bloom into mold or worse if he let it go. He pressed a dry sponge against the base of the wooden toolbox, soaking up what he could. The color faded a shade with each pass. Inside the open top, the Ziploc seals were tight, but the metal had gouged the bags too many times. Moisture would get in again soon. Is there any more saran, Dot Not for metal, Sherman. I need it for ...

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The Underwater Ballroom Society

The Underwater Ballroom Society


Laura Anne Gilman
Y S Lee
Stephanie Burgis
Tiffany Trent
Ysabeau S Wilce
Iona Datt Sharma
Jenny Moss
Cassandra Khaw
Shveta Thakrar
Patrick Samphire

ISBN: 9781370861972
Year of publication: 2018

THE UNDERWATER BALLROOM SOCIETY Edited by TIFFANY TRENT AND STEPHANIE BURGIS Cover Design by Patrick Samphire INTRODUCTION: THE POWER OF WHAT IF by Tiffany Trent As science fiction and fantasy writers, the power of what if is our stock in trade. But what if means nothing if its not followed with yes. It was years ago that I first heard the tragic and quite Gothic story of the underwater ballroom at Witley Park. The tale of Whitaker Wright and his fraudulent investment schemes in 1890s London is ...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection


Maureen F McHugh
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick
Bruce Sterling
Gardner Dozois
Harry Turtledove
Michael F Flynn
Alastair Reynolds
Greg Egan
Tobias S Buckell
Eleanor Arnason
Robert Reed
Lavie Tidhar
JAMES S A COREY
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Bill Johnson
Madeline Ashby
Alec Nevala-Lee
Suzanne Palmer
Linda Nagata
Sean McMullen
Kelly Robson
Aliette de Bodard
Naomi Kritzer
Rich Larson
Indrapramit Das
R S Benedict
Carter Scholz
Ray Nayler
Jack Skillingstead
Burt Courtier
Jaine Fenn
Jessica Barber
Sara Saab
Kelly Jennings
Ian McHugh
Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Finbarr ’Reilly

ISBN: 9781250164629
Year of publication: 2018

THE YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL COLLECTION Edited by Gardner Dozois Acknowledgments The editor would like to thank the following people for their help and support: Jonathan Strahan, Sean Wallace, Neil Clarke, Gordon Van Gelder, C.C.Finlay, Andy Cox, John Joseph Adams, Ellen Datlow, Sheila Williams, Trevor Quachri, Nick Gevers, Peter Crowther, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, William Shaffer, Ian Whates, Paula Guran, Liza Trombi, Robert Wexler, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Joseph Eschrich, ...

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Star Cat: War Mage

Star Cat: War Mage


Andrew Mackay

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Year of publication: 2018

Andrew Mackay STAR CAT WAR MAGE Chrome Valley Books Stay updated. Join the gang right now. Facebook: facebook.comchromevalleybooks Email: andrewchromevalleybooks.com Twitter: AndrewCVB Dont forget to claim your FREE book at the end when youve finished reading. Enjoy the book CHAPTER ONE We discover, adapt and create. Acting on our discoveries is all we have. Let us not regret our indecisions. Pascal DSouza 20562111 Botanix Space Opera Beta Level Three Dozens of Shanta creatures snaked through ...

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Stone from the Stars

Stone from the Stars


Valentina Zhuravleva

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Valentina Zhuravleva Stone from the Stars Five hundred years ago a meteorite fell not far from the German town of Enzisheim on the Upper Rhine. The townsfolk chained it to the wall of their church so that the gift of heaven might not be withdrawn, and on it they engraved the inscription: Many know much about this stone, everyone knows something, but no one knows quite enough. Often as I think of the history of the Pamir meteorite I recall this old inscription. Yes, I know a great deal about it, ...

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