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Time’s Eye

Time’s Eye


Stephen Baxter
Arthur Charles Clarke

ISBN: 0345452488
Year of publication: 2004

Arthur C. Clarke Stephen Baxter Authors Note This book, and the series that it opens, neither follows nor precedes the books of the earlier Odyssey, but is at right angles to them: not a sequel or prequel, but an orthoquel, taking similar premises in a different direction. The quotation from Rudyard Kiplings Cities and Thrones and Powers, from Puck of Pooks Hill 1906, is used by kind permission of AP Watt Ltd., on behalf of the National Trust for Places of Historical Interest or Natural Beauty. ...

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Illegal Alien

Illegal Alien


Robert J Sawyer

ISBN: 0441005926
Year of publication: 1997

Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer For Justice, though shes painted blind, is to the weaker side inclined. SAMUEL BUTLER 16121680 1 The Navy lieutenant poked his close-cropped head into the aircraft carriers wardroom. Its going to be another two hours, gentlemen. You should really get some sleep. Francis Nobilio, a short man of fifty with wavy hair mixed evenly between brown and gray, was sitting in a vinyl-upholstered metal chair. He was wearing a two-piece dark-blue business suit and a pale ...

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Longtusk

Longtusk


Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0380818981
Year of publication: 2000

Longtusk by Stephen Baxter To my niece, Jessica Bourg Prologue A vast sheet of ice sits on the North Pole: immense, brooding, jealously drawing the moisture from the air. Glaciers, jutting from the icecap like claws, pulverize rock layers and carve out fjords and lakes. South of the ice, immense plains sweep around the planet, darkened by herds of mighty herbivores. The ice has drawn so much water from the oceans that the very shapes of the continents are changed. Australia is no island, but is ...

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Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds


Carrie Vaughn
Robert Silverberg
ín R Kiernan
John Joseph Adams
Neil Gaiman
Paolo Bacigalupi
James Morrow
Cory Doctorow
Orson Scott Card
Harlan Ellison
Geoff Ryman
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kate Wilhelm
Charles Coleman Finlay
Ross E Lockhart
Adam-Troy Castro
Genevieve Valentine
Sarah Langan
M Rickert
Tobias S Buckell
Alex Irvine
Ursula K Le Guin
Shirley Jackson
S L Gilbow
Joseph Paul Haines
Bryan Talbot
Matt Williamson
Heather Lindsley
Jeremiah Tolbert
Joe Mastroianni
Vylar Kaftan

ISBN: 9781597802215
Year of publication: 2011

BRAVE NEW WORLDS DYSTOPIAN STORIES For Christie Introduction by JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451, and, of course, the book this anthology is named forBrave New Worldare the cornerstones of dystopian literature in novel form, but there has never, to my knowledge, been an anthology collecting all the best, classic works of dystopian short fiction in one volume. This book aims to do exactly that, spanning from 1948 to the present day, from what is perhaps The classic dystopian ...

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft


Robert J Sawyer

ISBN: 0889954127
Year of publication: 2008

Identity Theft by Robert J. Sawyer The door to my office slid open. Hello, I said, rising from my chair. You must be my nine oclock. I said it as if I had a ten oclock and an eleven oclock, but I didnt. The whole Martian economy was in a slump, and, even though I was the only private detective on Mars, this was the first new case Id had in weeks. Yes, said a high, feminine voice. Im Cassandra Wilkins. I let my eyes rove up and down her body. It was very good work I wondered if shed had quite so ...

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Other Worlds Than These

Other Worlds Than These


Carrie Vaughn
Stephen Baxter
Stephen King
Robert Silverberg
Pat Cadigan
John Joseph Adams
Michael Swanwick
Ian McDonald
Orson Scott Card
Ursula K Le Guin
Gregory Benford
George RR Martin
Kelly Link
Joyce Carol Oates
Ross E Lockhart
Alastair Reynolds
Lev Grossman
Paul McAuley
Catherynne M Valente
Tim Pratt
Paul Melko
Robert Reed
Seanan McGuire
John R Fultz
E Catherine Tobler
David Barr Kirtley
Yoon Ha Lee
Jeff VanderMeer
Mercurio D Rivera
Vandana Singh
William Alexander
Simon McCaffery
Christie Yant

ISBN: 9781597804349
Year of publication: 2012

OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE Stories of Parallel Worlds edited by John Joseph Adams Go then, there are other worlds than these. Jake Chambers, to Roland Deschain of Gilead from The Gunslinger by Stephen King FOREWORD LEV GROSSMAN When I read The Chronicles of Narnia as a child, it didnt so much introduce me to the idea that there was another world as confirm my already grave suspicions on the subject. Even at the tender age of eight I wasas I suspect you were, and are, if youre reading this bookone ...

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Federations

Federations


Robert J Sawyer
James Alan Gardner
Robert Silverberg
John Joseph Adams
George R R Martin
Orson Scott Card
Harry Turtledove
Kevin J Anderson
Doug Beason
Trent Hergenrader
ALAN DEAN FOSTER
Alastair Reynolds
Allen Steele
Catherynne M Valente
Genevieve Valentine
Anne McCaffrey
L E Modesitt
John C Wright
Mary Rosenblum
S L Gilbow
Jeremiah Tolbert
Lois McMaster Bujold
K Tempest Bradford
George Guthridge
Yoon Ha Lee
Georgina Li

ISBN: 9781607012016
Year of publication: 2009

FEDERATIONS An anthology of stories edited by John Joseph Adams Cover art by Sergoe Cover design by Stephen H. Segal Ebook design by Neil Clarke INTRODUCTION by John Joseph Adams Its safe to say that without Star Wars and Star Trek, I might have never become a science fiction fan. When I was a kid, it was those movies and television shows that first interested me in the genre. And when I tested the waters of science fiction reading, some of the first books I bought with my own money were Star ...

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All Darkness Met

All Darkness Met


Glen Cook

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Year of publication: 0

Glen Cook All Darkness Met ONE: 0 Shing, Ehelebe The woman screamed with every contraction. The demon outside howled and clawed at the walls. It roared like a wounded elephant, smashed against the door. The timbers groaned. The physician, soaked with perspiration, shook like a trapped rabbit. His skin was the hue of death. Get on with it snarled the babys father. Lord... Do it Nu Li Hsi appeared undisturbed by the siege. He refused even to acknowledge the possibility of fear, in himself or those ...

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Doomstalker

Doomstalker


Glen Cook

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Year of publication: 0

Glen Cook Doomstalker Chapter One I It was the worst winter in memory. Even the Wise conceded that early on. The snows came out of the Zhotak early, and by Manestar Morning they stood several paws deep. They came on bitter winds that found every crack and chink in the Degnan loghouses till in frustration the older females ordered the males out to cover the curved roofs with blocks of sod. The males strove valiantly, but the ice-teethed wind had devoured the warmth of the ground. The earth would ...

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Cast Under an Alien Sun

Cast Under an Alien Sun


Olan Thorensen

ISBN: 9780997287806
Year of publication: 0

Cast Under an Alien Sun by Olan Thorensen Copyrighty 2016 All rights reserved The is an original work of fiction. Any resemblance to people and places is coincidental. Maps and More For maps to help orient the reader to the planet Anyar, a web site is under construction at www.olanthorensen.com. Additional maps, background, side stories, and information on the series will be added as the story evolves. A list of major characters is given in the back of the book. Crucible a.t. Merriam-Webster : a ...

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Herbig-Haro

Herbig-Haro


Harry Turtledove

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Year of publication: 2010

HERBIG-HARO ERIC G. IVERSON HARRY TURTLEDOVE Like all the ships Loki flew. Erasmus Changs scout Praise of Folly was too old. She went into or out of hyperdrive with a jolt that twisted a mans guts, her air recycler wheezed, and she had a 5 waver in her pseudogravity, so Changs weight went through a seven-kilo cycle every twenty minutes. The computer was old, too. In a way, that was an advantage: the navigation data programmed in were Terran Confederacy, the most far-reaching set even if it was ...

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The Backward Look

The Backward Look


Isaac Asimov

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Year of publication: 0

Isaac Asimov The Backward Look The Backward Look was purchased by George Scithers, and appeared in the September 1979 issue of Asimovs, with an interior illustration by Jack Gaughan. A good case could be made for the proposition that the late Isaac Asimov was the most famous SF writer of the last half of the twentieth century. He was the author of almost five hundred books, including some of the best-known novels in the genre I, Robot and the Foundation trilogy, for example his last several ...

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The Last Weapon

The Last Weapon


Robert Sheckley

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Year of publication: 0

The Last Weapon by Robert Sheckley Edsel was in a murderous mood. He, Parke, and Faxon had spent three weeks in this part of the deadlands, breaking into every mound they came across, not finding anything, and moving on to the next. The swift Martian summer was passing, and each day became a little colder. Each day Edsels nerves, uncertain at the best of times, had frayed a little more. Little Faxon was cheerful, dreaming of all the money they would make when they found the weapons, and Parke ...

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Don't Look Behind You

Don't Look Behind You


Frederic Brown

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Year of publication: 1953

Dont Look Behind You by Fredric Brown Just sit back and relax, now. Try to enjoy this its going be the last story you ever read, or nearly the last. After you finish it you can sit there and stall a while, you can find excuses to hang around your house, or your room, or your office, wherever youre reading this but sooner or later youre going to have to get up and go out. Thats where Im waiting for you: outside. Or maybe closer than that. Maybe in this room. You think thats a joke of course. You ...

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The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 1950

Poul Anderson The Helping Hand A MELLOW bell tone was followed by the flat voice of the roboreceptionist: His Excellency Valka Vahino, Special Envoy from the League of Cundaloa to the Commonwealth of Sol. The Earthlings rose politely as he entered. Despite the heavy gravity and dry chill air of terrestrial conditions, he moved with the flowing grace of his species, and many of the humans were struck anew by what a handsome people his race was. People yes, the folk of Cundaloa were humanoid ...

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