Science fiction (Novelty)

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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October the First Is Too Late

October the First Is Too Late


Fred Hoyle

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Year of publication: 2015

Fred Hoyle OCTOBER THE FIRST IS TOO LATE with a new introduction by JOHN HOWARD Introduction When he was seven years old Fred Hoyle refused to be afraid of the dark. Close to his home in the Yorkshire village of Gilstead there was a narrow, winding lane bordered by high walls and deep woods. Even on a bright day it was dark there. Hoyle forced himself to walk along that laneand he came to explore the mysteries of the night sky with the same energy that he walked the moors and hills that ...

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A Burden Shared

A Burden Shared


Jo Walton

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Year of publication: 2017

Jo Walton A BURDEN SHARED Penny woke on Tuesday morning and cautiously assessed the level of pain. If she didnt move at all, there was nothing but the familiar bone-deep ache in all her joints. That wasnt so bad, nothing stabbing, nothing grinding. Penny smiled. Ann must be having a good day. Maybe even heading for another minor remission. This was much better than it had been on Saturday, when Anns pain had woken Penny with a shock that time, she had flinched against it and made it worse. This ...

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Totem Poles

Totem Poles


Bruce Sterling
Rudy Rucker

ISBN: 9780765385017
Year of publication: 2016

Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling TOTEM POLES Dirt Complaining and Dirt Harkening were a long-buried married couple. I havent minded being dead one bit, said Dirt Complaining. But now weve got space aliens nosing around. And theyre curious about totem poles Why did you men even make those things We were great artists, said Dirt Harkening. Fools conjuring up cosmic forces. I miss potlatch, said Dirt Harkening. Thats what Ive missed most, down here in the Earths dirt. Potlatch again, said Dirt ...

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The Need for Air

The Need for Air


Lettie Prell

ISBN: 9781250295491
Year of publication: 2018

Lettie Prell THE NEED FOR AIR The noon sun was programmed to perfectionwarming but not scorchingand the light breeze refreshed as it rearranged Lakes hair. The black sand beach was soft to the feet, containing the right amount of exquisitely shaped shells planted in a manner that drew Jared down the beach, exploring. Lake had brought her son here because of the nature setting. He seemed to be enjoying himself, yet she watched with a wary eye, jaw and shoulders tight with anxiety. Her eyes darted ...

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The Kite Maker

The Kite Maker


Brenda Peynado

ISBN: 9781250312495
Year of publication: 2018

Brenda Peynado THE KITE MAKER Youve never seen a kite fly until youve seen an alien fly one. Dragonfly wings on their backs trembling with anticipation, these deep sighs from their purple mouths as theyre unrolling the spool. They run with their slow, spindly legs to let the kite pick up speed. When the diamond of cloth is let loose from their skeletal hands, you can see their armored shoulders strain to rise up with it. As the diamond dips and rises on the string, you can hear these great yips, ...

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