Science fiction (Novelty)

Hold-Time Violations

Hold-Time Violations


John Chu

ISBN: 9780765384584
Year of publication: 2015

John Chu HOLD-TIME VIOLATIONS Attention passengers: the next Red Line train to Alewife is now approaching echoes off the walls. Not only has the next Red Line train to Alewife arrived but its passengers have already flooded the station, a torrent rushing up the escalators, through the turnstiles, then down the concourse to spill out the doors to Cambridge. The flood coming as the PA system squawks catches Ellie off-guard. Its rush hour. When a train arrives on one side of the platform, the one ...

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Surrogate Protocol

Surrogate Protocol


Tham Cheng-E

ISBN: 9789811700910
Year of publication: 2017

Tham Cheng-E SURROGATE PROTOCOL For Sandra, who has always been there Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards. SREN KIERKEGAARD, JOURNALEN JJ:167 1843 1 KILLING LANDON SINGAPORE ISNT STERILE like everyone says. Its full of secrets. Take me, for instance. Im an anomaly and I think the world ought to know this. But I dont know if its a good thing because if the world found out, Id probably be cut open. Maybe being cut open is better than hiding in the shadows. Did you ...

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The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island

The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island


Julianna Baggott

ISBN: 9780765393920
Year of publication: 2017

Julianna Baggott THE VIRTUAL SWALLOWS OF HOG ISLAND Everything had been going along just fine. Helen Viorst was in the game. She was playing well, as she had been for three months of intensive outpatient therapy. The trouble hit when she was sent into her Childhood Kitchen. In this part of the game, Id coded a close-enough replica. In my career, Ive recreated hundreds of Childhood Kitchens. The program auto-adjusts for approximations of era and status, and the vast majority of our clients were ...

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Red Moon

Red Moon


Kim Stanley Robinson

ISBN: 9780316262378
Year of publication: 2018

Kim Stanley Robinson RED MOON orbitbooks.net orbitshortfiction.com CHAPTER ONE nengshang nengxia Can Go Up Can Go Down Xi Someone had told him not to look while landing on the moon, but he was strapped in his seat right next to a window and could not help himself: he looked. Quickly he saw why he had been told not tothe moon was doubling in size with every beat of his heart, they were headed for it at cosmic speed and would certainly vaporize on impact. A mistake must have been made. He still ...

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The Enceladus Mission

The Enceladus Mission


Brandon Q Morris

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Year of publication: 2018

Brandon Q. Morris THE ENCELADUS MISSION HARD SCIENCE FICTION http:www.hard-sf.com Part 1: The Path July 17, 2031, NASA The room was hushed in anticipation. All eyes in Mission Control were upon the woman everyone referred to as MOM. Her moniker, an acronym from the more formal title of Mission Operations Manager, was derived from the name tag someone had at one point playfully taped to her screen as a joke. Martin was sitting upright in order to see her beyond his monitor. She was almost as old ...

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Mr. Adam

Mr. Adam


Pat Frank

ISBN: 9780062421760
Year of publication: 2016

Pat Frank MR. ADAM for Doris and Mont CHAPTER 1 I suppose it is up to me to tell the story in its entirety, because I broke it in the first place, and I lived with it from then on, and I grew to know Mr. Adam. My name is Stephen Decatur Smith, and before I got involved in the most important story in the world I was a feature writer on the New York staff of AP. I specialized in ship launchings, and sports spectacles, and indignation sprees at Town Hall, and the like. I inhabit the ground floor of ...

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Forbidden Area

Forbidden Area


Pat Frank

ISBN: 9780062421838
Year of publication: 2016

Pat Frank FORBIDDEN AREA For Dodie One THERE IS no lonelier stretch of beach on the Atlantic than the twenty miles between Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, in northern Florida. A few hundred feet inland Highway AIA parallels the surf, but the coquina road is narrow, pocked, and avoided by wary tourists. It is no scenic drive. High dunes wall the highway from the sea, and where there are no dunes the ocean is curtained by cabbage palms and stunted magnolias fighting for root space in dense palmetto ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure
Pacific Edge

Pacific Edge


Kim Stanley Robinson

ISBN: 9781466861343
Year of publication: 2013

Kim Stanley Robinson PACIFIC EDGE for my parents 1 Despair could never touch a morning like this. The air was cool, and smelled of sage. It had the clarity that comes to southern California only after a Santa Ana wind has blown all haze and history out to seaair like telescopic glass, so that the snowtopped San Gabriels seemed near enough to touch, though they were forty miles away. The flanks of the blue foothills revealed the etching of every ravine, and beneath the foothills, stretching to ...

Keywords: ecotopia utopia
The Future Is Female!

The Future Is Female!


C L Moore
Ursula K Le Guin
Mildred Clingerman
Joanna Russ
Kate Wilhelm
Carol Emshwiller
Andrew North
Wilmar H Shiras
Kit Reed
Zenna Henderson
Leigh Brackett
Katherine MacLean
Lisa Yaszek
Clare Winger Harris
Leslie F Stone
Leslie Perri
Judith Merril
Margaret St Clair
Alice Eleanor Jones
Rosel George Brown
Elizabeth Mann Borgese
Doris Pitkin Buck
Alice Glaser
John Jay Wells
Marion Zimmer Bradle
Sonya Dorman
James Tiptree, Jr

ISBN: 9781598535808
Year of publication: 2018

25 CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION STORIES BY WOMEN, FROM PULP PIONEERS TO URSULA K. LE GUIN LISA YASZEK, EDITOR INTRODUCTION BY LISA YASZEK STORIES speculating about the future of science, technology, and society began to appear across the globe over the course of the nineteenth century. But science fiction SF only came into its own in the American SF magazines of the early and mid-twentieth century. Tantalizing readers with sensational cover art and even more sensational titles like Amazing Stories, ...

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A Voice in the Night

A Voice in the Night


Jack McDevitt

ISBN: 9781596068810
Year of publication: 2018

Jack McDevitt A VOICE IN THE NIGHT JACK McDEVITT, HISTORY BUILDER By Martin L. Shoemaker In the field of science fiction writinga field that Jack McDevitt has worked in for 37 yearsthey teach us about world building. This is the art of crafting a new world where the story takes place. The world might be almost the same as our own, or wildly different but the authors task is to make the differences believable, consistent, and comprehensible, so the reader can better understand the challenges that ...

Keywords: Aliens Collection Colonization contact Exploration starship
Arcadia

Arcadia


Alexander Plansky

ISBN: 9780999239933
Year of publication: 2018

Alexander Plansky ARCADIA A Novel For Nana Entertainment has nothing to do with reality. Entertainment is antithetical to reality. Michael Crichton ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Id like to thank those who have aided me in the preparation of this novel. To my mother and editor, Barbara, for her always insightful input. To my father, Derek, for passing his love of video games onto me and answering many of my science and tech questions related to the book. To my beta readers who provided very valuable comments ...

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Terra Incognita: Three Novellas

Terra Incognita: Three Novellas


Connie Willis

ISBN: 9781524796860
Year of publication: 2018

Connie Willis TERRA INCOGNITA THREE NOVELLAS Uncharted Territory Expedition 183: Day 19 We were still three kloms from Kings X when Carson spotted the dust. What on hells that he said, leaning forward over his ponys pommelbone and pointing at nothing that I could see. Where I said. Over there. All that dust. I still couldnt see anything except the pinkish ridge that hid Kings X, and a couple of luggage grazing on the scourbrush, and I told him so. My shit, Fin, what do you mean you cant he said, ...

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Non Metallic

Non Metallic


Eric C Stever

ISBN: 9781949026016
Year of publication: 2018

E.C. Stever NON METALLIC Nonmetallic The metal-man wore a thin coat, ignorant of the winter wind that tore the heat from the rest of us. When I saw him, I wanted to rush over, punch him on the arm, tell him to put on his winter clothes like everybody else. Only I didnt do that. I just watched him walk. It was snowing in circles that day. The cat had gotten out, brushing past my skirt and jumping over our fence before I could even yell her name. Mom said I had better go fetch her because of the ...

Keywords: Cyberpunk family crisis Hardware Metaphysical post apoc sardonic scifi heroine scifi stories scifi weaponry Singularity
The Other

The Other


Marilyn Peake

ISBN: 9781983916687
Year of publication: 2018

Marilyn Peake THE OTHER PART 1 Cora Frost, Ph.D. Chapter 1 I was packing to leave when a Breaking News story came on the TV. The CIA had launched an investigation into reports of UFOs and outer space aliens that seemed to occur every day now. Thats how serious this had become. As a Psychology professor investigating the same thing, I liked to keep a cool head, remain rational. The focus of my research: this is nothing more than mass hysteria. Although nothing more doesnt adequately explain the ...

Keywords: Alien Contact Genetic Engineering
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018

Nebula Awards Showcase 2018


Jane Yolen
Seanan McGuire
Charlie Jane Anders
Amal El-Mohtar
David D Levine
Fran Wilde
Alyssa Wong
Sarah Pinsker
A Merc Rustad
Caroline M Yoachim
Brooke Bolander
Barbara Krasnoff
Sam J Miller
Jason Sanford
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
William Ledbetter

ISBN: 9781633885042
Year of publication: 2018

NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2018 Edited by Jane Yolen For the members of SFWA who had the bad grace to elect me twice to be their president. INTRODUCTION This was an odd year for the Nebulas. No, let me rephrase that because every year is an odd year for the Nebulas. Every year, some of the stories and books you and I voted for didnt win or the ones you or I hadnt been able to get into, even after multiple attempts, did. There was a challenge to a books authenticity or provenance. Sad people wanted ...

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