Science fiction (Novelty)

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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Spires of Infinity

Spires of Infinity


Eric Allen

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Year of publication: 2011

Spires of Infinity By Eric Allen Prologue Of all the ways to die, Gabriel never expected to meet his end as a gory mess splattered across the front of a Greyhound bus. Of course, no one really plans on dying like that, except for a few very disturbed individuals. Most times, it just sort of happens. One moment Evanescence is blaring in your ears, and youre thinking of the hot paralegal wearing an outfit millimeters away from being immodestly unprofessional, who let you rip her CD . . . ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Adventure Literature & Fiction Science Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles


Karen Thompson Walker

ISBN: 9780679644385
Year of publication: 2012

Karen Thompson Walker THE AGE OF MIRACLES Here in the last minutes, the very end of the world, someones tightening a screw thinner than an eyelash, someone with slim wrists is straightening flowers Another End of the World, JAMES RICHARDSON 1 We didnt notice right away. We couldnt feel it. We did not sense at first the extra time, bulging from the smooth edge of each day like a tumor blooming beneath skin. We were distracted back then by weather and war. We had no interest in the turning of the ...

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The Smoke

The Smoke


Simon Ings

ISBN: 9781785659225
Year of publication: 2019

Simon Ings THE SMOKE For Michelle ONE - This desert, stretching in every direction visible to the observer, is not smooth. Its topology is in fact absurdly disordered. Yet the observing eye, unable to parse its complexity, flattens everything. Simply to comprehend it, the eye must reduce its thousand thousand defiles and dried riverbeds, stands of silver gidgee trees and banks of Mitchell grass, to a flat monotony. This desert is made of stones and sand and indeterminate things which, alive or ...

Keywords: dystopia
The War of the Flowers

The War of the Flowers


Williams Tad

ISBN: 0742093166
Year of publication: 2003

THE WAR OF THE FLOWERS Tad Williams DAW Books, Inc. DAW Book Collectors No. 1225. Microsoft LIT edition ISBN: 0-7420-9316-6 Adobe PDF edition ISBN: 0-7420-9318-2 Palm PDB edition ISBN: 0-7420-9319-0 MobiPocket edition ISBN: 0-7420-9317- This book is dedicated with great love to my wife, Deborah Beale, who makes my life worth living in more ways than I can count, let alone list here. A good marriage and a loving family may not be the easiest things in the world to create, but I find it hard to ...

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The Dreamers

The Dreamers


Karen Thompson Walker

ISBN: 9780812994162
Year of publication: 2019

Karen Thompson Walker THE DREAMERS That night, the blind man dreamt that he was blind. JOS SARAMAGO, BLINDNESS 1. At first, they blame the air. Its an old idea, a poison in the ether, a danger carried in by the wind. A strange haze is seen drifting through town on that first night, the night the trouble begins. It arrives like weather, or like smoke, some say later, but no one can locate any fire. Some blame the drought, which has been bleeding away the lake for years, and browning the air with ...

Keywords: dystopia Young Adult
Primordia 3: The Lost World—Re-Evolution

Primordia 3: The Lost World—Re-Evolution


Greig Beck

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Year of publication: 2019

Greig Beck Primordia 3: The Lost WorldRe-Evolution Time is like a road with infinite intersections and our travels along it are influenced by events, choice and luck. Some of these roads run parallel and others diverge greatly, and if we were to go back and choose another, then our lives, and perhaps millions of others, would be changed forever. Greig Beck, Primordia III PROLOGUE Re-Evolution: 001 The changes were so small at first that most people didnt even notice. The brilliant red northern ...

Keywords: Adventure Creatures Science Fiction
Far from Home

Far from Home


J A Taylor

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Year of publication: 1955

J. A. Taylor FAR FROM HOME Illustrated by Emsh Someone must have talked over the fence because the newshounds were clamoring on the trail within an hour after it happened. The harassed Controller had lived in an aura of Restricteds, Classifieds and Top Secrets for so long it had become a mental conditioning and automatically hedged over information that had been public property for years via the popular technical mags but in time they pried from him an admittance that the Station Service Lift ...

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Slingshot

Slingshot


Irving W Lande

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Year of publication: 1955

Irving W. Lande SLINGSHOT Illustrated by Emsh Got a bogey at three oclock high. Range about six hundred miles. Johnson spoke casually, but his voice in the intercom was thin with tension. Captain Paul Coulter, commanding Space Fighter 308, 58th Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, glanced up out of his canopy in the direction indicated, and smiled to himself at the instinctive reaction. Nothing there but the familiar starry backdrop, the moon far down to the left. If the light wasnt right, a ship might ...

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Adrift

Adrift


Юджин Фишер

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Year of publication: 2010

Eugene Fischer Adrift Eugene Fischer is a twenty-six-year-old author who grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and still makes his home there. Though his work has previously appeared online at Strange Horizons, this is his first print publication. The author tells us he clearly remembers being eleven years old and spending an entire afternoon with the first short fiction periodical I ever read the June 1995 issue of Asimovs with James Patrick Kellys Think Like a Dinosaur in it. Thirteen years later I ...

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Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt

Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt


Jack McDevitt

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Year of publication: 0

Subterranean Press 2009 Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt 2009 by Cryptic, Inc. All rights reserved. Jack McDevitt, This Ones for You 2009 by Robert J. Sawyer. All rights reserved. Dust jacket Copyright 2009 by Lee Moyer. All rights reserved. Interior design Copyright 2009 by Desert Isle Design, LLC. All rights reserved. ISBN 9781-1-59606-322-8 Subterranean Press PO Box 190106 Burton, MI 48519 www.subterraneanpress.com Table of Contents Dedication Introduction by Robert Sawyer ...

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Future Imperfect

Future Imperfect


John Moralee

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Year of publication: 2018

John Moralee FUTURE IMPERFECT A Collection of Science Fiction Stories Yellow Stars One night my sleep was disturbed by a thunderous boom. It rattled every window in my bedroom and sent my heart racing. I sat up, momentarily confused, my dreams swirling with reality in my head. For a second, I thought my mother was still there, taking me as a little girl for a long and sunny walk in the woods beyond our village. But then I remembered she had gone, and cold, hard reality slammed down. That joyous ...

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