Science fiction (Novelty)

The Very Best of the Best

The Very Best of the Best


Peter Watts
Carrie Vaughn
Stephen Baxter
Pat Cadigan
Elizabeth Bear
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick
Ian McDonald
Robert Charles Wilson
Charles Stross
Daryl Gregory
James Patrick Kelly
Alastair Reynolds
Gwyneth Jones
Paul McAuley
Greg Egan
Kage Baker
John Kessel
Eleanor Arnason
Kathe Koja
Ian R MacLeod
Robert Reed
Lavie Tidhar
JAMES S A COREY
Maureen McHugh
Yoon Ha Lee
Ken Liu
David Moles
John Barnes
Adam Roberts
Allen M Steele
Aliette de Bodard
Rich Larson
Indrapramit Das
R S Benedict
Carter Scholz
Ray Nayler
Sam J Miller
Gardner R Dozois
Sarah Monette

ISBN: 9781250296191
Year of publication: 2019

THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST 35 YEARS OF THE YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Gardner Dozois Time that is intolerant Of the brave and innocent, And indifferent in a week To a beautiful physique, Worships language and forgives Everyone by whom it lives. W. H. AUDEN acknowledgments Id like to thank all the people who have helped me assemble these volumes over the years Susan Casper, Sean Swanwick, and Vaughne Lee Hanson for technical support too many authors and editors to list and thanks to my ...

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Dangerous People

Dangerous People


Ursula K Le Guin

ISBN: 9781598536058
Year of publication: 2019

Ursula K. Le Guin DANGEROUS PEOPLE Brian Attebery, editor DANGEROUS PEOPLE By Arravna Chapter One NOBODY KNOWS WHY the house named Hardcinder stands by itself on a rise of slaggy basalt, inside the curve of the other houses of that arm of the town.1 Maybe at some time they enlarged the common place of Telina2 but left the old house standing the way it does, sticking out into the common or maybe some hard-headed people built the house there on the common because they wanted a foundation of rock. ...

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No Way

No Way


S J Morden

ISBN: 9780316522212
Year of publication: 2019

S. J. Morden ONE WAY In grateful memory of Professor Colin Pillinger 19432014 1 Internal memo: Mars Base One Mission Control to Bruno Tiller 11102048 transcribed from paper-only copy We have been unable to contact MBO for twenty-four 24 hours. MBO appears undamaged. The hi-gain antenna appears undamaged, but the carrier signal is absent. The DV Descent Vehicle is also undamaged, and does emit a carrier wave. We have attempted to contact MBO routing through the DV, but the link is non-responsive. ...

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One Way

One Way


S J Morden

ISBN: 9780316522182
Year of publication: 2018

S. J. Morden ONE WAY In grateful memory of Dr David W Collinson 19272007 orbitbooks.net orbitshortfiction.com 1 Internal memo: Gerardo Avila, Panopticon, to Data Resources, Panopticon, 1022046 We are seeking inmates who fit the following profile: serving either an indeterminate life sentences or a fixed-term sentences that extend beyond the inmates natural life-span. has had a prolonged period 5 years of no contact with anyone on the outside: this includes, but is not exclusive to, family, ...

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Another War

Another War


Simon Morden

ISBN: 9781845838522
Year of publication: 2011

Simon Morden ANOTHER WAR For my own little horrors, without whom Id get so much more done, but nothing would be worth doing. Chapter One Thacker would normally have flirted with the nurse. She was neat in her blue uniform, a white belt accentuating her hourglass figure. Perhaps she would have expected it of him, also in uniform, pips on his shoulder, a lean strength about him that told of experience and confidence. Today wasnt the moment. He felt uncomfortable and hurried. He wasnt the sort of ...

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The Banshee Murders

The Banshee Murders


Maxwell Grant

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Year of publication: 1936

The Banshee Murders by Maxwell Grant CHAPTER I ALL was pitch-black in the seance room. That blackness was weird, like an invisible jelly that held all present in gluey imprisonment. Only the moans of Madame Mathilda filtered through that gloom. Madame Mathilda was the medium and when she moaned, it meant that a materialization was likely to occur. Hence the sitters in the seance room were tense, with one exception. Lamont Cranston was unperturbed. Cranston liked darkness - the blacker the ...

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy

Binti: The Complete Trilogy


Nnedi Okorafor

ISBN: 9780756415198
Year of publication: 2019

Nnedi Okorafor BINTI: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY Binti Dedicated to the little blue jellyfish I saw swimming the Khalid Lagoon that sunny day in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates I powered up the transporter and said a silent prayer. I had no idea what I was going to do if it didnt work. My transporter was cheap, so even a droplet of moisture, or more likely, a grain of sand, would cause it to short. It was faulty and most of the time I had to restart it over and over before it worked. Please not now, ...

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Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation


Ken Liu
Liu Cixin
Chen Qiufan
Xia Jia
Ma Boyong
Hao Jingfang
Tang Fei
Cheng Jingbo
Zhang Ran
Han Song
Baoshu
Fei Dao
Anna Wu
Gu Shi
Regina Kanyu Wang
Mingwei Song

ISBN: 9781788548106
Year of publication: 2019

BROKEN STARS CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SCIENCE FICTION IN TRANSLATION Translated and edited by Ken Liu To my authors, who guided me through their worlds About Broken Stars Here are sixteen short stories from Chinas ground-breaking SF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu. In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixins Moonlight, a man is contacted by three future versions of himself, each trying to save their world from destruction. Hao Jingfangs The New Year Train sees 1,500 passengers go ...

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Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage


Alexei Panshin

ISBN: 0671440683
Year of publication: 1968

Rite Of Passage by Alexei Panshin They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone, Unmoved, cold and to temptation slow They rightly do inherit heavens graces And husband natures riches from expense They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others but stewards of their excellence. The summers flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die, But if that flower with base infection meet, ...

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Detonation Event

Detonation Event


John Andrew Karr

ISBN: 9781635730685
Year of publication: 2019

John Andrew Karr MARS WARS DETONATION EVENT For my wife, Colleen, who has provided decades of moral support for my writing, from paper to laptop, lows to highs. Prologue 2228 AD The moderator, host of a gossip show that surpassed all news programs in ratings, squared his million-dollar face to the camera and smiled as he reminded himself the life insurance policy would actually pay out twenty million, regardless of manner of death. He hated to leave his cats, but they would be well cared for. He ...

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A Subway Named Mobius

A Subway Named Mobius


Armin Joseph Deutsch

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Year of publication: 0

A Subway Named Mobius 1950 In a complex and ingenious pattern, the subway had spread out from a focus at Park Street. A shunt connected the Lochmere line with the Ashmont for trains southbound, and with the Forest Hills line for those northbound. Harvard and Brookline had been linked with a tunnel that passed through Kenmore Under, and during rush hours every other train was switched through the Kenmore Branch back to Egleston. The Kenmore Branch joined the Maverick Tunnel near Fields Corner. It ...

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The Test

The Test


Sylvain Neuvel

ISBN: 9781250312839
Year of publication: 2019

Sylvain Neuvel THE TEST To kind people 1. THE LIFE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TEST QUESTION 1: WHO IS THE PATRON SAINT OF WALES AND ON WHICH DATE IS HIS FEAST DAY I know the answer Its Saint David, on March first. I met Tidir, my wife, on March first. It is our meeting anniversary. I remember that day. She came in for a root canal and I fell in love. Not with herI didnt know who she was and she didnt exactly talk a lot with the mouth prop on. I fell in love with her teeth. She had striped canines. ...

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The Myth of the Anal Probe

The Myth of the Anal Probe


David Larson

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Year of publication: 2018

David Larson THE MYTH OF THE ANAL PROBE One: The first sensation that Mike had was that he really had no sensations at all. No feeling of weight, or heaviness, no sound, no cold or hot, nothing. And apparently he was immersed in total darkness. At least he thought he was in total darkness. The thought had occurred to him that he may just have his eyes closed. But for the time being that would be just fine. Keeping himself in the dark would give him the chance to reflect on the past events, as he ...

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Agent of Vega & Other Stories

Agent of Vega & Other Stories


James H Schmitz

ISBN: 0671318470
Year of publication: 2001

Agent of Vega Other Stories James H. Schmitz That was an epiphany. . . . Mercedes Lackey Theres a commercial on cable stations lately that talks about moments of epiphanymoments when you understand something that changes your life. Ive had at least one of those momentsand when it was over, my life had been changed forever. It was when, when I was eleven or thereabouts, I went looking in the living room for something to read. Now, in my house, books were everywhere and there was very little my ...

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Everyone's Island

Everyone's Island


Kris Schnee

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Year of publication: 2018

Kris Schnee EVERYONES ISLAND The Cast Garrett Fox: Would-be founder of a seastead. Alexis: A botanist who abandoned a career path she disliked. Maria Tess De Castille: A young handyman engineer fleeing a dismal school. Zephyr: An experimental AI who didnt want to be sold. Martin: An investor looking for a project to work on personally. Eaton: A blunt diplomatsoldier with a keen interest in the seastead. Noah: A handyman raised amid hate, crime and stereotypes, who learned better. Leda: Sanest ...

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